A Woman’s Intuition: Which Is It? Mystery, Myth Or Frequently Just Madness?

A woman’s intuition can often seem like a tall tale, to some.

If a woman asks you a question, it’s better to tell her the truth because chances are she’s asking you because she already knows the answer.”

A Woman’s Intuition Or Sixth Sense

Albert Einstein reportedly said, “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”

Intuition or sixth sense is something many of us rely on for quick judgments and often life-altering decisions.  A report of the study in Britain’s Journal of Psychology (2008) defined intuition as what happens when the brain draws on past experiences and external cues to make a decision but it happens so fast that the reaction is at an unconscious level.

“A woman knows by intuition or instinct what is best for her”self- Marilyn Monroe

a woman's intuitionIt’s More Than Foolery

Research has upheld the view that a woman’s intuition is more fact than foolery.  Theories have suggested that women have an enhanced ability at reading facial expression and emotions. We are much more likely to pick up on subtle cues and read the tone of voice and body language much better than men.

Several years ago, a few of us girls were engaged in one of our “Help Me Sister Online” discussions. We spent a few minutes of worthwhile banter, laughter, food-for-thought advice and solutions geared at resolving the problems. The Champion Sister then said, “On another note, how are you all doing otherwise? Is everything OK?”

Later, I wondered about her asking that question. In fact, I found it strange that she asked such a question after we seemingly had already thrashed the problems brought to the discussion.

The Woman’s Intuition Was In Full Gear

Really taken aback, I waited to see what the responses of the other Sisters would be.  To my surprise, another Sister brought up a problem she was having with her child. We delved into that with our usual vigour.  However, I could not get over the experience and later asked the Champion Sister how she knew they were at least one other un-aired problem.  She responded that she sensed there was something wrong. I frivolously remarked, “You must be clairvoyant!”

Could this have been the power of a woman’s intuition? We were online, no two of us in the same room; no body language to observe.  There was no emotional display outside of the issue we were first discussing. So what would have driven her to ask that the “How are things otherwise” question?

I submit – Woman’s Intuition.

a woman's intuitionEver Had That Feeling

Have you ever had the feeling that you should carry out a particular action, one that felt as if your life depended on it? Alan Alda said, “You have to leave the city of comfort and go into the wilderness on intuition.  What you will discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself”

There are countless stories from persons whose lives have been altered significantly because they followed their gut feeling or intuition.  Our intuition offers us the power that is a lot more subtle.  Many have downgraded it to sixth sense but it is more powerful than that. What else can explain the way we feel and how we interpret things men just cannot seem to understand.  What explains the raw gut feeling we get when we know something is wrong?

A Woman’s Intuition Is Not A Myth Or Madness

I am sure it is that magical force called intuition that tells you something is not right before any signs even appear. It is a powerful force within us and while many times it is an unwelcome guest, it should always be received and respected as it is a sign that something needs adjustment or just merely to prepare us.

Do you pay attention to your intuition or gut feeling? How much do you rely on it to make those life-altering decisions?  Share your experience with us here, or on our Facebook page or on Instagram. Follow us on Twitter as well.

Have a great rest of the week!

Clara

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