Many times they are used to describe the same thing but Intuition definition is different from the one of the Sixth Sense. Are they Psychic Abilities or are they an enhanced uses of our Mind Power? Well, both answers are correct.
Intuition is an enhanced use, or a focused use, of our five senses which gives us access to our whole Mind Power, when both the Conscious and the Subconscious Mind communicate and work together so that we are able to acquire and use an enormous amount of information from our surrounding. The so called gut-feeling, when we know something but really we cannot say why, is a pretty good intuition definition. And most of the times what it tells us is true.
What we perceive with our awareness is just a little of what we could be aware of if we used all five senses at the top of their possibilities. We normally don’t for two reasons: one is that our mind would be submerged by too many information and second that most of the times we don’t really need it in our everyday life. It would be like using a Ferrari to go shopping. But we can “train” ourselves to develop our Intuition to feel dangers before they come or to be used at our will, as I described in my articles on the Third Eye. Through training we can learn to focus all our five senses and our whole mind like a laser beam.
This is my Intuition definition: knowing something because we are able to absorb more information than usual, or knowing something because we increase the level of our attention to what is around us.
When you know there is someone around the corner in a dark night is it because your Psychic Abilities pick this information from the air or because being in the dark all your senses are at their maximum level and your ears or your nose pick up more information than usual? Interesting question right?
The Sixth Sense instead is, or should be, knowing what we can’t know with our normal senses. It’s well beyond our five senses. It’s when the phone rings and you know who’s calling even if he or she has no reason to call you. It’s when something happens to your child when he’s out of town and you know it immediately. It’s when you have the hint to prepare your daughter’s favourite dish for no reason and she arrives from the college later that day unannounced.
These are examples of Sixth Sense, when you know what’s going to happen well before it happens and you have no hints at all that it could happen. Think like guessing correctly five or ten times in a row the numbers of a roulette. Not so easy right? But it happens and this is why it belongs to Psychic Abilities. To be really Sixth Sense and not Intuition there must be a separation between what you know or guess and what you feel will happen.
The problem is that we don’t really know what our Mind Power can find out when used correctly, we don’t know how many information our mind can have without our conscious knowledge so many times when we think it’s a Psychic Ability in reality is just an enhanced use of our mind. Nothing paranormal so to say.
Nevertheless it must be said that sometimes there are things which cannot be easily explained by an enhanced use of our five senses so the debate still goes on and it will be the same for a long time.
I think it’s important to be able to separate Intuition from Sixth Sense especially to avoid being scared of your mind or to avoid being scammed by someone else’s “powers”. A good Mentalist can easily pass himself for a Psychic but as they always say, at least the good ones, there is nothing Psychic in Mentalism.
So, this is my Intuition definition and its difference from the Sixth Sense, what do you think??