The Forgotten Gift of Intuition
Monday Memo for 03.27.23
Intuition is an ability we all possess. We need only learn how to recognize it and to use the information it conveys to us.
This is a concept most of us aren’t taught, especially men. We are generally told that if the intuition does exist, it’s a power held by women.
But, as we grow spiritually, we begin to experience the reality of it. We learn to differentiate between the often loud and anxious voice of the ego, and the quiet, calm, yet firm voice of the divine within us. When we hear this voice, we feel secure traversing the clear path it reveals in front of us.
The path of ego leads to separation, sorrow, and suffering. The path of intuition leads to joy, abundance, peace, and connection. We must learn to discern one from the other. It requires strength and endurance to follow this sacred path.
On the path of intuition, a person finds their true Self.
May we begin to nurture the true and pure voice within. May it drown out the voices of fear and doubt within us and among us.
Let us honor and trust this sacred gift.
Perhaps the greatest mind of the 20th century tells us that our rational mind is a merely a servant, while our true gift, our sacred gift, is the intuition.
When I write or talk about our need, especially as men, to make peace with our emotions, I’m motivated by my desire to address what I see as widespread existential pain, that pain being a symptom of a fractured relationship with self. I want to stop the bleeding and tend the wound. But, the freedom from this suffering, which can sometimes mean survival, is only the first way we benefit from doing this work.
When we clear away the static of the emotional pain we carry, and learn to tune in to the broadcast that is our emotions, we stop drowning out the signal of intuition. The sound of that sacred gift becomes audible. Because of this, our lives get better.
Yesterday, I posted three more episodes of The Podcast. You can now hear readings of each of the Friday pieces I’ve published thus far. I want a fair number of these to be available to free subscribers, especially new ones. But, going forward, most of the audio I publish here will be for paid subscribers only, including an interview with Tanner Campbell that I plan to release later this week.
I’ll be talking to Tanner on Clubhouse Thursday at 3:30pm EST. Join us on Clubhouse. He was a guest on The Path to Authenticity in what was one of my favorite episodes in 2021.
On Andrew Tate
Over the past several months, a lot of folks have asked for my take on Andrew Tate. I’ve been reluctant to say a lot, because I want to take some time to consider the reasons why he became such an online phenomenon.
I’ve written about it some, and will write more. But, I will say this. No matter how shockingly misogynistic his message is, we can learn from the way he has reached so many boys and men.
In the meantime, here is a great piece about Tate, etc. from New York magazine. It’s informative. I have a better understanding after reading it.
Walking Backwards Through Wal-Mart
That has to be a metaphor for something. I like the way it sounds. It came to me Saturday as I turned from the cereal aisle, toward the checkout. A woman walked right into me. She was walking backwards through Wal-Mart.
I See You
As always, thank you for reading. Those of you who are opening every last email I send, I want you to know I see you and I appreciate you.
Have a great week.