“The intuitive mind is a gift and the rational mind is meant to be a faithful servant. We have created a society that worships the servant and forgets the gift.”
The older I get the more I realize that our Intuitive Mind and Rational Mind are meant to work in partnership. One is not “better” than the other but both are necessary to lead an intentional, aligned life. Many people who start working with me will, at some point, say something like “Brooke, I’m afraid that I’ll have to make a lot of changes if I live an Authentic life. I feel like your teachings are going to turn my world upside down.” And I answer: “Yep. That’s all TRUE.” Here’s why…
For whatever reasons, society has decided to worship the rational mind and forget the overarching intuitive mind. We’re taught to rely on intellect for answers, rationalize everything and let our thoughts inform decisions. Which is all fine IF we were also taught to go to our body, our intuition and our higher selves for information and guidance TOO. The world we’re born into has it upside down; the rational mind isn’t meant to rule everything. It’s meant to serve our true nature, to strategize for us, to work in conjunction with our other faculties. So when I start working with people, part of what I do is to help them get back into the balance that we’re designed for. To turn the imbalance on its head, so to speak.
Swinging to the opposite extreme has gotten trendy too, but it’s still out of whack. Relying solely on the intuitive faculties creates lop sided living too. All the “new agers” still have it wrong by discouraging logic and reason. It’s not one or the other– it’s BOTH.
We evolved with intuitive aspects and rational aspects. In my opinion, billions of years worth of trial and error knows what serves us. So why repress an aspect of yourself that’s there? The real spiritual work in modern life comes in recognizing which aspect has been pushed to the side and to re-member it and strengthen it. Then allow the intuitive mind and rational mind to be in balance. Let them work together instead of being pitted against each other….that’s really where the magic is.✨
You’re Not Logical or Intuitive. You’re BOTH.
March 2, 2017