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Is it Intuition or Anxiety?

These real-life scenarios of intuition and anxiety will help you determine if you should listen to that gut feeling.

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Your intuition is always alert. It’s constantly informing you and guiding you onto the right path. However, recognizing this wise voice may be challenging since the intuitive gut feeling may be erroneously confused with emotional responses linked to anxiety. Moreover, if you’re constantly disregarding intuitive signs, anxiety may show up quickly after and therefore cloud your intuitive hunches. So how can you tell if it’s intuition or anxiety?

In this article, we will help you distinguish intuition from anxiety by illustrating specific examples of when it’s unmistakably intuition, when it’s distinctly anxiety, and when these two inner states overlap.

Intuition is The Highest Form of Intelligence

As the Highest form of Intelligence, intuition is our 3rd eye
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Intelligence includes abilities such as logical reasoning, problem-solving, and analytical thinking. Yet, there exists an enigmatic and often overlooked maestro—intuition. This ethereal faculty, often dismissed as subjective or unquantifiable, is, in fact, posited by many as the highest form of intelligence.

Beyond the confines of reason, intuition harnesses the power of instinct, experience, and subconscious processing to unveil insights that elude the conscious mind. In this article we will explore intuition’s spiritual and scientific backgrounds as well as ways to enhance it.

The Psychology of Intuition: The Human Mind and Intuition

Chapter sample of The Psychology of Intuition

The Psychology of Intuition
The Unconscious Mind

The unconscious mind was first described by Austrian Neurologist, Sigmund Freud, in the late 1800s. It all started with the case of Anna O., a young lady who had developed hysteria. Her symptoms included partial paralysis, loss of sensations, and strong headaches.

The reasons behind Anna’s symptoms were unknown, but through hypnosis, it was soon discovered that they were caused by a repressed traumatic experience. Paradoxically, by uncovering and expressing these hidden memories and emotions, Anna was able to overcome her symptoms. This gave way to the study of the hidden parts of our minds —the unconscious mind. 

The Science Behind That Bad Gut Feeling for No Reason

Have you ever had a bad gut feeling for no reason? A sensation you can’t explain? Something you can’t put your finger on, yet sounds or feels right? 

It may come as an inner voice that completely opposes what your mind tells you is right. But how do you know if you should follow either this illogical sensation or what makes sense “on paper”, instead?  Or how do you know it’s not fear or anxiety speaking? 

How to Mend a Broken Heart

A spiritual (yet, scientifically explained) guide for mending a broken heart.

Broken paper heart hanging by a thread.

At some point in your life, you’ll have your heart broken. And not just once, but several times. You may go through the loss of a significant relationship, the death of someone you love, or perhaps, you’ll fail in your career. Whichever the reason, do you know how to mend a broken heart? And perhaps, not only mend it. More important yet, do you know how to gain wisdom and growth out of wretchedness?  

We Accept the Love We Think We Deserve

We accept the love we think we deserve

I am an avid devourer of any psychological read. From self-help books to research-based articles, to psychological thrillers. From time to time, I also encounter young adult books with strong and fulfilling messages, like Steven Chbosky’s book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I strongly resonate with his most celebrated quote, “We accept the love we think we deserve,” for one simple reason. The love we think we deserve is the love we are accustomed to.

What Does the Psyche Mean?

abstract psyche, or brain, floating on a hand

Understanding how the mind works can give you an idea of how to manage your thoughts or emotions. However, trying to define the meaning of The Psyche may not be a simple task. After all, how can you possibly explain something you can’t see?

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