Imagination and intuition can be widely misunderstood and are commonly thought to be contradictive to one another.
However, I like to think that imagination and intuition work together to inform us and provide a more comprehensive view of realities and possibilities.
Let’s start with Imagination
Of the two, this one gets the worst rap. It’s usually not perceived as serious.
After all – imagination is something only kids use, right? Or maybe employees who daydream of sunshiny beaches to escape their windowless cubicles?
Certainly, it’s not meaningful thought! WRONG.
We all use imagination – on a daily basis! We wonder what’s for dinner, imagine how nice it will be when we leave for our long weekend getaway.
Imagination is defined as the act of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses. When we imagine things, we can begin to experience what it would be like if it was real.
Can you imagine the smell of fresh baked cookies? Or feel the adrenaline rush that comes when a driver suddenly swerves into your lane?
Our bodies can actually exhibit the physical changes that relate to the imaginative experience.
Imagination makes use of conscious awareness often creating words and pictures in our minds. It is an active process that happens slowly as thoughts and ideas in our headspace build upon one another.
Typically, what we create in our imagination doesn’t feel true, but as if it’s been made up or fantasized. It can be easily dismissed or forgotten, especially if the thoughts are interrupted.
And now, the mysterious, magical world of Intuition.
Intuition usually comes quickly — what Oprah would call an Aha moment. But unlike imagination, it is a passive process. Information is received versus created.
It is usually a felt experience and can be identified as occurring within a part of the body – like the gut or the chest, hence the term “gut instinct”.
Intuition is our inner guidance system, an understanding that occurs without conscious reasoning.
It’s a knowing or an awareness that reaches past what logical thought offers. You feel your intuition with confidence and clarity.
It speaks to you through your clairs or psychic senses and is usually hard to ignore.
Together they are POWERFUL!
Both are creative and eloquent forms of expression that together can be a very powerful pair.
Our intuition is the tool to provide us with a clue or breadcrumb of what is best for us. Imagination expands upon that information, helping us to create it into reality.
They are both mental muscles that can be strengthened allowing wiser, more soul- inspired decisions!
Make sure you use yours today!
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