“If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.”–Dr. Wayne Dyer.
Throughout fantasy and sci-fi a common theme emerges that the heroes are often very intuitive, trusting their gut feeling and following it and their intuition more often than not leads them through some very dark and difficult times. While the effect of their intuition may be exaggerated, it seems unwise to me to dismiss the moral of these tales out of hand. I know throughout my own life, I have found the truest guidance in my feelings, with some of the strongest ones seeing me through much of my early life and to an extent even now. It even seems to me as if my anxiety counseling has increased my ability to interpret and trust my intuition. Now I would like to consider the words of Dr. Dyer above, and ponder this interesting concept: that intuition is how God interacts with us and makes His will known. I have to say that this seems the most likely form of communication for the majority of us, and I feel that it would explain a lot in my life personally and in the lives of others. Interestingly Dr. Francis Collins who worked on the Human Genome Project also espouses this view. This is an exciting view to me because it means that science for the most part can stand unopposed with the majority of interaction with God taking place on an undetectable level. At the same time, it also means that God can guide us and be with us, perhaps even hold entire conversations with us, without it being obvious to the outside world–it’s a very personal relationship, and I for one am a fan of a God willing to have a personal relationship with His children.