INTUITION

Definition of Intuition:
The ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Synonyms
of Intuition:
Instinct, intuitiveness; sixth sense, divination, clairvoyance, second sight, ESP, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

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Many times we have a quiet inner knowing of something, but in the past we developed insensitivity to these messages. Our growing self-respect includes the ability to stand up for what simply feels right. We don’t have to prove anything to ourselves.

This realm of inner feeling is the realm of wisdom. It is the creative part, the mysterious part, the spiritual part. It is the foundation of honesty with ourselves. — Touchstones | More…

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We can say only what comes to us at the time of the discussion. Our best preparation for any such discussion… however important… is to place the matter in God’s hands, seeking the highest good for everyone involved. –Walk In Dry Places/Mel B. | More…

We ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it easy. We don’t struggle.

Step Eleven is a discipline that allows me and my Higher Power to be together, reminding me that, with God’s help, intuition and inspiration are possible. When I ask for the power to carry out God’s will for me, I am made aware of my powerlessness. –Daily Reflections | More…

The Oxford dictionary describes intuition as ‘immediate apprehension by the mind without reasoning.’ One of the miracles of the program has been my returning belief in a Higher Power who is always there for me when I need Him.

I am slowly learning that I just need to turn my will and my life over to Him on a daily basis as it tells me in Step Three, and amazing things are beginning to happen. Because I wasn’t able to do this for many years, I had blocked my intuition, which we are told is the way in which we are in direct contact with our Higher Power. –One Day At A Time | More…

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Two ducks nestled in lake-side grass. Both marked by the same brilliant purple at the wing. Water provides food, bath, and play, what need do they have for scholarship? You must first have learning before you can forget it.

If you would be unencumbered by the weight of knowledge, then you must return to a state of deep intuitiveness. This is not the same as mere selfish behavior — just doing what you feel like doing — because your actions are likely to be dictated more by lusts, obsessions, compulsions, and habits than anything natural. Only through the clarification of spiritual training will you reach the ground of deep intuition and the freedom that it affords. –Daily Tao | More…

We are no longer in doubt about the right actions to take toward others. The program’s Steps clarify what is appropriate behavior. One of the many rewards of recovery is being free to live without guilt. We now recognize the subtle joy of sincere and loving efforts. As we grow in our recovery, we begin to intuitively now what keeps us on track and in sync with God. –In God’s Care.
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We’ve had problems in our lives with limits. We have done some things to excess and others we have endlessly postponed. We may have kept secrets that made us lonely and sick. Secrets are links in our chains of bondage to isolation, addiction, and codependency. What does our intuition tell us today about our privacy and our openness? –Touchstones | More…

 

 

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