Intuition literally means 'inner teaching'
This word is often misused, to be the same as 'instinct' or 'hunch'.
In Ideal Philosophy Intuition is situated above Reason, In the Platonic scheme it is far above what he calls Doxastic learning, which is no higher than opinion and guesswork. Intuitions are of wholenesses of truth; and they are never personal as such (ie limited in scope to only the person).
Inspiration is a less misused word, and literally means breathing in of breath or the spirit. Inspiration is from the Divine, and comes through the agency of the Muses (in the Hellenic Scheme of Sacred Philosophy). It cannot be commanded but can, with one who dedicates their work to the highest, be encouraged. It heightens all art in all spheres, raising it above the mundane.
Revelation is almost completely misunderstood in our era, and few would suggest in polite society that it happens. Yet, under normal circumstances all individuals receive revelations; the Still Small Voice is there for all of us. Again, it cannot be commanded, but it comes, for individuals and for groups. Apollonic revelation would be different to Dionysic, Athena's revelations would differ from those of Artemis. All are from the One Divine.
Revelations for eras and for the world are of course much more rare. They register in history. Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, all were such recipients. This is true even though much they received has been adulterated (altered and not in a good way).
It is worth wondering, if an individual received a revelation today, for the world, how would they promulgate (deliver it to people) it? How would its revelatory nature be recognised?
No true revelation ever contradicts the essential truth of a previous (Divine) revelation.
It is my conclusion that we receive insights and teachings from our Higher Self (Super-conscious) through Intuition. These essentially formless truths gather form as they enter our psychological space (the Intra-conscious) and we receive them as impressions, images, feelings, ideas.
The sub-conscious also impacts on our consciousness through feelings, impulses, images and ideas, but these are intensely personal. Or they are earth bound.
Two individuals can communicate directly through their Higher Selves, but may not realise that is happening, unless they listen inwardly, and without expectation. This - it seems to me - is communication in Soul Language.
As it is true to say "the mind touches what it thinks of" they can communicate in their current consciousness when apart. This skill can be developed.
If connected in some way, benignly, impersonally or malignly, they can communicate to the degree of their 'distance' from one another. This is easy for people in the same room. It is inevitable for family members, ex marriage partners, close friends, in proportion to the intensity of their relationship, past or present. This communication is via their sub-conscious, and we can certainly learn to 'pick it up' - via our inter-conscious. It affects us whether we consciously register it or not. The effects can be a blessing or a curse.
It is my belief that when two people have loved, and sealed that love with love-making that is at all levels of their being, then the connections are opened at all levels also: sub-conscious, conscious and super-conscious. This type of connection entirely transcends separation in space, and to some degree, separation in time. I think it is how two souls find one another again, in this universe of ours ... that is, after all, constructed of awareness.
Murray Morison is a novelist living in Crete
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