Just the other day I had what I can only describe as a flash of intuition. I followed it and I’m so glad I did. I think I’m learning more and more how to trust moments like these. Someone, I forget who and where I read it, described intuition as the “flash of a match in the darkness.” I’ve never forgotten that image – so wonderfully graphic.
Picture yourself standing in a strange and pitch dark room. You’re overwhelmed by
uncertainty, not knowing what is around you, or where to move, or what to touch. Suddenly you remember that in your pocket or bag you have a box with one match in it. You find the box, remove the match and strike it. For one brief moment the room lights up. You see its shape, its size, where the furniture is and the position of everything else in the room. Most important of all you see where the door is. In that moment you are able to clearly see where you need to go and what you need to do.
For me this is the best way to describe my own experience of the intuitive gift. It’s a kind of momentary illumination which enables us to see and feel what needs to be done, and we all have it. Obviously the illustration of the dark room has its short falls. Intuitive moments can’t simply be switched on or off like a match. We can’t control them, they simply come; but we do have the capacity to grow and sustain them. That in itself is a marvellous journey.