Sometimes called sixth sense. Inner promptings. Still small voice, inner light. Gut feeling. Hunch. Seeing or knowing with the Mind as opposed to seeing with the five physical senses. Knowing without limitations or constraints of Time and Space.
"As a subject which does not admit of verification by the prescribed canons of mechanical physics is held to be unworthy of attention, as untenable, it is fortunate for the cause of humanity that modern science has reached its ultima thule, where the tide of materialism must set back and carry with it the drift-wood of skepticism which has been accumulating during this century.
To quote the words of a physicist (at the Forest Gate Physical and Chemical Laboratories), "The door, between us and the spirit-world, which it has been declared is shut and bolted is even now ajar and a few gleams of light are struggling over the threshold from Keely's discoveries."
The artificial beacon, fed with the oil of learning, so proudly held aloft by modern science, is flickering; and many great minds are rebelling against the darkness in which it has plunged the mysteries it sought in vain to unravel. The Popery of scientific authority must have its downfall now that researchers after knowledge are making a stand and contending their right to think for themselves, instead of allowing dogmatic science to decide for them.
There is a light which sympathetic physics teaches us will never fail: - the inner light, or intuition, if we seek its guiding rays. The Spirit of Truth will lead us into all truth is the promise given by One who spake as never man spake before; and, with the foundation stones of pseudo science crumbling away, there is nothing left to fall back upon but the fortress of Revelation." [Veil Withdrawn]
QUESTION: "Ever since studying "THE DIVINE ILIAD" and "GOD WILL WORK WITH YOU BUT NOT FOR YOU," I have had strange mental happenings such as I never knew before. Suddenly something I never knew before comes like a flash and when I am compelled to write it down, I am surprised for I never knew such things before. I write them down with that wonderful feeling which must be the ecstasy you speak of. I am wondering if some 'voice' is trying to speak through me. Please explain it. Is that what is meant by being 'occult'? My writings are not 'automatic, for I know what I am writing.'
ANSWER: No, there is nothing 'occult,' about it, nor is there any other voice than your own - which is God's - trying to speak through you. What is happening is that you are beginning to think from the divine Source of your Self - which is from your Consciousness. Knowledge comes to you in timeless flashes when you think inwardly toward the Light of Consciousness rather than outwardly toward the senses. Inspiration comes that way - and great inspiration is always accompanied by the ecstasy of the God-nature.
The geniuses in all of the arts know that ecstasy and seek it constantly in order to interpret God's rhythms as they resound from the silence
of our cosmic heartbeat.
What you are doing by your meditation over God's words is unfolding your own genius. All geniuses are cosmic thinkers. As this new thinking increases in its intensity, you will find that quality which is known as intuition increasing in its intensity. Intuition is a cosmic quality which is unfolding in the human race. It is one step of spiritual unfolding beyond our present stage. It is one way in which God speaks to man. It is a timeless and wordless communication of the universal Mind to the universal Mind in the unfolding of Creation.
You are a part of the unfolding of Creation. Your destiny is an integral part of that unfolding. Intuition is Mind unfolding desire of Mind. Just as inspiration is a Mind-awareness of idea, so is intuition a Mind-awareness of one’s plan of action concerning the destiny of that idea.
How often we have felt intuition telling us what to do or what not to do. It is as though God holds up His hand and says "Do this" or "Do not do that." Instinct is the earliest stage of God's communication with animal life, just as vibration is His way of communication with lesser forms.
Do not be surprised, therefore, when your inner thinking toward the Light causes the Light to respond to your desire to be guided by the Light of inner knowing. [Home Study Course, Unit 12, Lesson 48, pages 910-911]
In reality there are two mutually opposed fermentation processes (forms of inner motion) that determine what is to be created from these allotropic (polymorphic) fat-concentrates entombed in the Earth along with the cadaver. Decomposive and retrogressive energies - the above ptomaine radiation - are active here, which are generated when the reversed fermentation process that produces positively charged acids is triggered by thermal influences which intensify internal - rupturing - pressures. This is further exacerbated by the disintegrative effect of mechanics, which bio-logic-ally speaking gives rise to reactivated centrifugal motion. It thus becomes clear that in Nature there are neither equivalencies, nor any constant conservation of energy or matter, but only differentiations, which mutually potentiate one another. Robert Mayer, Isaac Newton and others devoid of intuition - therefore nature-alienated lawmakers - have seriously erred (exact proof of this exists) inasmuch as in an eternally changing Nature there are actually no rigid laws, no domas or absolutes, but only a rhythmical interplay of energies, which determine the fate of all existence. This is because the products of this interplay, already in an atomic state, have an in-built capacity to react, and are therefore products of bio-logical development. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, Cadaverine Poison in Ray-Form - Ptomaine Radiation]
The consequences of this defective motion are so great that there is only one thing left to do, namely to reveal the truth with brutal frankness; a truth which, as a Roman poet declared, has been so cleverly concealed that only the sages understood it. Those who think naively, however, continue to go astray. As the mentally castrated so to speak, they do not perceive that they mis-earn their daily bread all the more rapidly by the sweat of their brows, the more conscientiously they carry out the processes and procedures expounded from lecture-chairs and pulpits. They have become the victims of an over-enfeebled mind and only after the most difficult experiences will they be able to reacquire their innate intuition and repentfully return to Nature. [The Energy Evolution - Harnessing Free Energy from Nature, Magnetism - Electricism]
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.” [Albert Einstein]
"But instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile." [Nikola Tesla, My Inventions]
"For being a 'sensitive' and capable of the interpretations of the emotions of others is not easy, yet it must not be abused; else there may come those experiences in which there may arise many misunderstandings - and gossip is never kind!" [Cayce 1406-1]
"The more and more each is impelled by that which is intuitive, or the relying upon the soul force within, the greater, the farther, the deeper, the broader, the more constructive may be the result." Cayce (792-2)
"The earth and the fullness...is His and with thy trust wholly in Him as thy guide, through prayerful meditations as to choices to be taken here, and not just hunches but rather as with the voice within, there is little that this entity may not accomplish." Cayce (5368-1)
Q - "Give detailed instructions for developing the intuitive sense."
A - "Trust more and more upon that which may be from within. Or, this is a very common - but very definite - manner to develop: On any question that arises, ask the mental self - get the answer, yes or no. Rest on that. Do not act immediately (if you would develop the intuitive influences). Then, in meditation or prayer, when looking within self, ask - is this yes or no? The answer is intuitive development." Cayce (282-4)
"Depend more upon the intuitive forces from within and not harken so much to that of outside influences - but learn to listen to that still small voice from within, remembering as the lesson as was given, not in the storm, the lightning, nor in any of the loud noises as are made to attract man, but rather in the still small voice from within does the impelling influence come to life in an individual that gives for that which must be the basis of human endeavor; for without the ability to constantly hold before self the ideal as is attempted to be accomplished, man becomes one as adrift, pulled hither and yon by the various calls and cries of those who would give of this world's pleasure in fame, fortune, or what not. Let these be the outcome of a life spent in listening to the divine from within, and not the purpose of the life." Cayce (239-1)
"No soul or individual enters without opportunities. And the choice is ever latent within self and the power, the ability to do things, be things, to accept things, is with the individual." [Cayce 3226-1]
One has to follow his own instinct. They have to be understood, these two words: instinct and intuition. Instinct is unconscious nature and intuition is conscious nature. First your instinct has to be freed from all the fetters of principles, dogmas, right and wrong, morality and immorality. Instinct, completely natural, has tremendous beauty. That is the beauty you see in the animals. A deer just jumping, running, has a certain beauty which man has lost. His jumping and running has a grace that comes from instinct. He is not jumping and running, it is nature jumping and running through him. He is just instrumental.
This is the first step towards ultimate freedom, that your instinct should be allowed all growth possible. And alongside, you should continue to meditate, because meditation is not a program. Meditation is just a method of becoming aware of what is happening to you. No disturbance, no judgment, just watching what is happening in you. If you go on watching your instincts and their growth, a moment comes when your instincts start changing into intuition.
The word is very significant. We are given tuition everywhere. That tuition is to repress your intuition. In the schools, in the colleges, in the universities, you are given tuition. It means something from the outside being forced upon you, and intuition means something coming from your innermost core. If you are unconscious, then it will remain instinct. If you are conscious, then instinct plus awareness is equal to intuition. Then for the first time you have found your Master within yourself. intuition is your Master, your real university. And now you don't need any scripture, you don't need any guide. Your inner light is enough to lead you to the ultimate goal of enlightenment. [Osho]
Manly Palmer Hall
"The heart and mind must be brought into perfect equilibrium before true thinking or true spirituality can be attained. The highest function of the mind is reason; the highest function of the heart is intuition, a sensing process not necessitating the normal working of the mind.” [Manly Palmer Hall, Melchizedek and the Mystery of Fire]
Interpreting Cosmic Guidance
"One can go astray in interpreting cosmic messages when we insist upon interpreting them in the light of our personal preferences or biases. A cosmic impression, the voice of the inner self, as we all know, may be contrary at times to what the decisions of our reason would ordinarily be. If we, therefore, seek to alter the intuitive impression which always comes to us without the labored processes of our reasoning, we most assuredly affect detrimentally the cosmic impressions."
[Ralph Maxwell Lewis, F.R.C., Mental Alchemy]
KINDLING INTO GREATER ACTIVITY THE WILL ELEMENT IN THINKING
"It is possible to attain complete freedom of our inner life if we increasingly efface and exclude the actual thought content, in so far as this comes from outside, and kindle into greater activity the element of will which streams through our thoughts when we form judgments, draw conclusions and the like. Thereby, however, our thinking becomes what I have called in my Philosophy of Spiritual Activity: purethinking. We think, but in our thinking there is nothing but will. I have laid particular emphasis on this in the new edition of the book (1918). What is thus within us lies in the sphere of thinking. But pure thinking may equally be called pure will. Thus from the realm of thinking we reach the realm of will, when we become inwardly free; our thinking attains such maturity that it is entirely irradiated by will; it no longer takes anything in from outside, but its very life is of the nature of will. By progressively strengthening the impulse of will in our thinking we prepare ourselves for what I have called in the Philosophy of Spiritual Activity, "Moral Imagination." Moral Imagination rises to the Moral Intuitions which then pervade and illuminate our will that has now become thought, or our thinking that has now become will. In this way we raise ourselves above the sway of the ‘necessity’ prevailing in the material world, permeate ourselves with the force that is inherently our own, and prepare for Moral Intuition. And everything that can stream into man from the spiritual world has its foundation, primarily, in these Moral Intuitions. Therefore freedom dawns when we enable the will to become an ever mightier and mightier force in our thinking.
"Our inner life is constantly deepened when we send will — our own inherent force — into our thinking, when we permeate our thinking with will. We bring will into thinking and thereby attain freedom. As we gradually perfect our actions we finally succeed in sending thoughts into these actions; we irradiate our actions — which proceed from our will — with thoughts. On the one side (inwards) we live a life of thought; we permeate this with the will and thus find freedom. On the other side (outwards) our actions stream forth from our will, and we permeate them with our thoughts. (See diagram below)" [Rudolf Steiner, GA 202, 19 December 1920, Dornach]
Mind to Mind
Still Small Voice
1.17 - Cultivating Stillness