I was reminded again today of a distinction a lot of people wonder about – how to tell the difference between intuition and fear.
One of my daughters shared with me how she was walking to meet a friend and as she approached an intersection, was suddenly filled with a knowing that she was going to die if she continued. She conveyed this with a rather interesting objectivity. No drama, no fear, no after-a-close-call-oh-my-goshness which in itself, knowing this daughter, is telling.
She said how it was just very, very clear she would die – not be injured, but would exit this lifetime – so she stopped. As she did, a car flew past. She said she would most certainly have been in its path had she crossed the street when she was about to and there would have been no chance of not being seriously injured or as the feeling suggested, fatally struck down. She told me the story because of it’s oddness. I was thrilled she’d listened. I still remember her as a small child running into the street with a car coming down it. As she’s grown I haven’t necessarily seen her caution grow, so having her pay attention to her intuition is huge. I suspect it would have been hard not to given the strength and suddenness of the communication in this recent instance. I call it that because it was probably a coordinated effort of her spirit support team in conjunction with her soul, to impress this information of the pending situation upon her. And that’s the key difference between intuition and fear.
Intuition is information.
It is clear and is always relayed with neutrality. It may come in fast and ‘loud’ but it is devoid of theatrics and it is always, always oriented towards your well being and highest good.
Fear, on the other hand, hijacks your objectivity. It is a feature of our survival system and so is an alert signal that triggers an energy surge, activating your adrenaline circuitry, often overriding your ability to think clearly. This doesn’t happen with intuition. My daughter communicated she was not afraid. She was however, certain that this ‘knowing’ she would die was a fact, information conveyed.
Intuition aligns with calm and free will.
She was left to make a choice based on this incoming information being impressed upon her. She could have ignored it.
It all happened very quickly, mere seconds. She described it this way. ‘I knew I would die if I kept going, so I stopped.’
She decided. Then, she saw the reason for the intuitive hit. The fear or adrenalin rush came after, as an affect of thinking about what could have been. And that’s the other distinction between intuition and fear. With fear, you can almost always trace backwards to what started it. There’s a storyline that can be followed.
Intuition comes ‘out of the blue’.
It doesn’t make linear sense. It only makes sense in hindsight.