Intuition and higher consciousness
In fact, many spiritual teachers and the practice of meditation, teaches us not to engage with our thoughts and to instead be the observer. For after all, we are not our thoughts, but the observer behind them- we are the one who is listening to our thoughts.
The voice of the Ego: The ego’s main job is physical survival and through our early years we often take it on as our main voice because it helps protect and teaches us boundaries.
Higher consciousness is the consciousness of a higher Self, transcendental reality, or God. It is “the part of the human being that is capable of transcending animal instincts”. Developing Intuition: a guide to accessing and decoding the language of your soul.
The conscious mind is that part of the iceberg above the water; it involves our conscious awareness of what is around us and our conscious decisions. The unconscious mind, on the other hand, is like the greater mass of ice below the water. It houses our memories of past experiences, a great deal of knowledge and contains a range of unconscious beliefs that we build up during our lifetime about ourselves and the world. It also wants what is best for us and can guide us in connecting with and developing intuition. Developing intuition is an art, not a science. To become masterful you must practice every chance you get. Sometimes our intuition emerges through signs or symbols, sometimes in our awake state and sometimes in dreams. This is certainly my experience in life. Have you had the experience of interpreting an occurrence in life as a sign or have symbols brought meaning to you?
Learning to listen to your intuition can be challenging at first. Your intuition may tell you to take a turn that you do not understand. Listening to my intuition has taught me that there is a flow to allowing those waters to sweep you into a mysterious world in which things somehow work out in surprising ways. The voice of our intuition sounds like our own voice, just calm, collected, and sure. Worry, doubt, logic, and reason are all chatter that fills the mind and drowns out our intuition, so we do the work to quiet those voices that are not our own.
Ego is Logical – Intuition is Creative. Often the ego’s voice will sound logical and rational. The advice is based on a past that no longer exists. It may sound like, “Of course do this because it worked for you in the past or this method worked for other people”. Intuition rarely sounds logical or rational – it is the creative voice – the solution that seems to come out of left field.