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Has intuition saved your life or prevented considerable pain and suffering. . .?

 
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Yes like a million times ! Im a professional driver saves my life once a week!
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Yes like a million times ! Im a professional driver saves my life once a week!
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Can you share how you are made aware of the situations? Thanks!!!!verycool
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I jumped out of a moving vehicle because I was "told to get out" about 3 minutes later the vehicle (that I was in) ran off the raod killing 2 of the 3 remaining occupants
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That is a fantastic experience. . . was the warning auditory or just a feeling of knowledge ????
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I heard it over and over again, it kept getting louder nad sterner each time. I even asked the guy, sitting next to me "what did you say" and he replied I didn't say anything. The next time I heard it I looked right at him his mouth was not moving and he did not hear it. The hair goes up on the back of my neack each time I tell this story
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Has intuition saved your life or prevented considerable pain and suffering. . .?

1) Yes . . . Please specify by posting details
2) Yes . . . Intuition is based on personally obtained conscious and primarily subconscious (subliminal) knowledge
3) Yes. . . Intuition is based on subconscious information transmitted to you by external sources. . . Paranormal 
4) Yes. . .Intuition is based on a subconscious weighting and sifting process of data observed but not acknowledged
5) Yes. . .  Intuition is based on at least two of the above  (#2, #3 & # 4)
6) Maybe . . . Please specify by posting details 
7)  Don't Know
8) No . . . Intuition is pure bunk. . . .
9) No. . . Intuition is no more than a good guess and luck 
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Illogical poll.

If we go about our daily life making decisions, how do we KNOW we avoided something. I'd say yes, EVERY single person has used intuition to avoid things, they just don't know it.
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You may well be correct. . . but it is when we are aware that we can take note and wonder about its affect on our lives. . . peace
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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I jumped out of a moving vehicle because I was "told to get out" about 3 minutes later the vehicle (that I was in) ran off the raod killing 2 of the 3 remaining occupants
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That is a fantastic experience. . . was the warning auditory or just a feeling of knowledge ????
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I heard it over and over again, it kept getting louder nad sterner each time. I even asked the guy, sitting next to me "what did you say" and he replied I didn't say anything. The next time I heard it I looked right at him his mouth was not moving and he did not hear it. The hair goes up on the back of my neack each time I tell this story
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So you were spared much grief and possibly death. . . do you know how, why and what this knowledge has changed your life??? . . .ohno

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Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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Me and 3 other's sitting under large tree in lawn chair's all of a sudden I felt intense sensation to move not just my self but all of us! They thought I was loosing it. 15 to 20 second's later a very large limb came down where we were setting
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Me and 3 other's sitting under large tree in lawn chair's all of a sudden I felt intense sensation to move not just my self but all of us! They thought I was loosing it. 15 to 20 second's later a very large limb came down where we were setting
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Love the story. . . .has this kind of thing happened since???peace
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

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Me and 3 other's sitting under large tree in lawn chair's all of a sudden I felt intense sensation to move not just my self but all of us! They thought I was loosing it. 15 to 20 second's later a very large limb came down where we were setting
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Yikes!
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Here was my experience once. I do believe intuition played a part. It is a little long but does detail what I experienced. This is what I wrote to investigators when trying to find answers after it happened.hf

My experience is unlike any others, that Iím aware of, and I appreciate the opportunity to share it with you. First a little background about me. I was raised a Catholic during my childhood but I stopped going to church in my early teens as I never felt that it was right for me. I am a very spiritual person though, who tries to do positive things more often than I can do negative things. Iíve always known that there is much more to life than this life Iím currently living. One late evening in September of 1998, I was in my garage, smoking a cigarette and flipping through the newspaper on the table in front of me, with my back to the open garage door behind me, when I felt what can only be described as a sense of imminent danger to me. This feeling was very real and literally made all my hairs stand on end. Iím a pretty intuitive individual that can usually tell if the situation Iím in is a danger or not but this was beyond intuitive as I knew I was in immediate danger. What happened next came as a complete and utter surprise to me as I wasnít consciously aware of controlling it. It was as if I was just an observer watching through my eyes. Right after this feeling of dread came over me, I spun around from the table, faced the left side of the open garage door (as if something was going to come into the garage door opening from beyond the wall), lifted my right arm straight out with the palm facing out and said one word - BEGONE. When I said BEGONE, a beam of light shot from my forehead and expanded into a cone about 10 feet in diameter at about 15 feet away from me on the other side of the open garage door. I not only saw this cone of light but heard a whoosh sound and felt it drain me as it left. This whole thing happened very quickly, no more than 5 seconds at most, from the time I turned around to when it was over. After the beam left, my head exploded in stars and my legs started to buckle. My next conscious thought after feeling the dread, was knowing I was going to pass out and not wanting to hit my head on the concrete garage floor so I turned and grabbed the edge of the table behind me. I then dropped to my knees and slumped to the ground as I had been totally drained of energy. After rolling onto my back I laid there for about 5 minutes breathing very hard till I had enough energy to get my legs back under me and make it inside to the couch where I laid down. For the life of me, I couldnít believe what just happened. I was shocked and speechless as it had came as a complete surprise. The thing that perplexed me the most was who was controlling me as I knew I wasnít. That was the first and only time in my life when I felt my body wasnít mine, that I had no control of it. Nothing is more personal than your body and mind, and watching from the inside just like a passenger on a ride, as it did its own thing was very overwhelming and unnerving. Since I knew it wasnít me, it only left me with two other choices: my higher self or an outside influence. I tend to believe a higher power was watching over me and took control to save me. I was never aware of nor felt like some entity entered me. It was more like someone was pulling the puppet strings. It seems weird to me that I raised my arm and put my palm out, like when you do to stop someone, then said BEGONE. I wouldnít have thought of that word. Maybe something else like stop, donít come any closer, get away from me, etc. But not BEGONE. I knew of the word but it wasnít in my vocabulary. When I said it, I said it very authoritatively, very deep and very distinctly. It didnít actually sound like me. And this light, I know I have a higher self but this was beyond what I thought I was capable of. I know it came from me as I could feel it leave and take my energy with it. When it shot from my forehead, I was aware of how bright it was but at the same time it didnít illuminate the inside of the garage nor illuminate the bushes on the other side of the alleyway. It stopped right past the wall of the garage door opening. I tend to believe it was a spiritual light. As to what I was being protected from, I have no idea. Although I sensed the danger, between the time I turned around, raised my arm and said BEGONE, I didnít see anything beyond the garage door as it was very dark. When the cone of light shot out I still didnít see anybody, anything or any entity it hit. I am stumped by this as I would have thought I would have seen something. I know something was there as I felt it. I also donít think I would have had such a profound experience if something wasnít there. Maybe a quick look like you normally do when you sense something but not a confrontation like this. Personally, I donít believe in the devil and demons per se. I do believe people will make their own heaven or hell after this life by the choices they make. To me itís more about positive/negative than good/evil. Since Iím very positive, Iíd tend to believe whatever it was that caused this was very negative. I still have a lot more questions than answers about this experience of mine. I am just thankful that I was protected from something Iím sure I donít want no part of. Whether it was me or someone else protecting me probably doesnít matter in the bigger scheme of things. Just knowing I was protected is enough.
'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.' - Dr. Seuss
'love has no opposite as it is the divine solvent that ends duality.' - m'Lord
'Be the love that you are' -m'Lord
The amount of love and good feelings you have at the end of your life is equal to the love and good feelings you create during your life.- mine
Yes, the things that others think, say, or do will sometimes hurt youó until they do
not anymore.What will get you from here to there most quickly is total honestyó
being willing to assert, acknowledge, and declare exactly how you feel about a thing.
Say your truthókindly, but fully and completely. Live your truth, gently, but totally
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Thread: What is the absolute strangest thing that you have ever seen that no one else could POSSIBLY beleive? (Page 3)

Back in the late 80is i was a school kid and my way to school was ap. a 1,5 mile foot march trough and up dense wood along a small and winding gravel road from my parents farm to the bus stop.

As the road was a dead end only leading to our home there was not much traffic and those that drove to our farm knew to take the narrow road with it´s corners you could not see what is behind slowly.

And i knew that even with the walkman plugged in you could always here the sounds of a car or truck coming up or down the road.

So .. one day i was walking back home from the bus stop on the road, listening to my walkman (the iPod of those days) when suddenly a very clear and precise voice told me "Jump right or die" and showed me a picture of me being overrun by a truck.

I jumped, turned left and just a half foot away a 4-axle silo truck (that brought feed to my parents farm) blew by at insane speed in a cloud of dust and gravel.

The driver has lost brakes just when he turned left into the road and had no choice than to blow trough and hope the road is clear to come to stop in a meadow in front of our farm.

I am an atheist but i would not bet on the nonexistence of guardian angels though.


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Here was my experience once. I do believe intuition played a part. It is a little long but does detail what I experienced. This is what I wrote to investigators when trying to find answers after it happened.hf

My experience is unlike any others, that Iím aware of, and I appreciate the opportunity to share it with you. First a little background about me. I was raised a Catholic during my childhood but I stopped going to church in my early teens as I never felt that it was right for me. I am a very spiritual person though, who tries to do positive things more often than I can do negative things. Iíve always known that there is much more to life than this life Iím currently living. One late evening in September of 1998, I was in my garage, smoking a cigarette and flipping through the newspaper on the table in front of me, with my back to the open garage door behind me, when I felt what can only be described as a sense of imminent danger to me. This feeling was very real and literally made all my hairs stand on end. Iím a pretty intuitive individual that can usually tell if the situation Iím in is a danger or not but this was beyond intuitive as I knew I was in immediate danger. What happened next came as a complete and utter surprise to me as I wasnít consciously aware of controlling it. It was as if I was just an observer watching through my eyes. Right after this feeling of dread came over me, I spun around from the table, faced the left side of the open garage door (as if something was going to come into the garage door opening from beyond the wall), lifted my right arm straight out with the palm facing out and said one word - BEGONE. When I said BEGONE, a beam of light shot from my forehead and expanded into a cone about 10 feet in diameter at about 15 feet away from me on the other side of the open garage door. I not only saw this cone of light but heard a whoosh sound and felt it drain me as it left. This whole thing happened very quickly, no more than 5 seconds at most, from the time I turned around to when it was over. After the beam left, my head exploded in stars and my legs started to buckle. My next conscious thought after feeling the dread, was knowing I was going to pass out and not wanting to hit my head on the concrete garage floor so I turned and grabbed the edge of the table behind me. I then dropped to my knees and slumped to the ground as I had been totally drained of energy. After rolling onto my back I laid there for about 5 minutes breathing very hard till I had enough energy to get my legs back under me and make it inside to the couch where I laid down. For the life of me, I couldnít believe what just happened. I was shocked and speechless as it had came as a complete surprise. The thing that perplexed me the most was who was controlling me as I knew I wasnít. That was the first and only time in my life when I felt my body wasnít mine, that I had no control of it. Nothing is more personal than your body and mind, and watching from the inside just like a passenger on a ride, as it did its own thing was very overwhelming and unnerving. Since I knew it wasnít me, it only left me with two other choices: my higher self or an outside influence. I tend to believe a higher power was watching over me and took control to save me. I was never aware of nor felt like some entity entered me. It was more like someone was pulling the puppet strings. It seems weird to me that I raised my arm and put my palm out, like when you do to stop someone, then said BEGONE. I wouldnít have thought of that word. Maybe something else like stop, donít come any closer, get away from me, etc. But not BEGONE. I knew of the word but it wasnít in my vocabulary. When I said it, I said it very authoritatively, very deep and very distinctly. It didnít actually sound like me. And this light, I know I have a higher self but this was beyond what I thought I was capable of. I know it came from me as I could feel it leave and take my energy with it. When it shot from my forehead, I was aware of how bright it was but at the same time it didnít illuminate the inside of the garage nor illuminate the bushes on the other side of the alleyway. It stopped right past the wall of the garage door opening. I tend to believe it was a spiritual light. As to what I was being protected from, I have no idea. Although I sensed the danger, between the time I turned around, raised my arm and said BEGONE, I didnít see anything beyond the garage door as it was very dark. When the cone of light shot out I still didnít see anybody, anything or any entity it hit. I am stumped by this as I would have thought I would have seen something. I know something was there as I felt it. I also donít think I would have had such a profound experience if something wasnít there. Maybe a quick look like you normally do when you sense something but not a confrontation like this. Personally, I donít believe in the devil and demons per se. I do believe people will make their own heaven or hell after this life by the choices they make. To me itís more about positive/negative than good/evil. Since Iím very positive, Iíd tend to believe whatever it was that caused this was very negative. I still have a lot more questions than answers about this experience of mine. I am just thankful that I was protected from something Iím sure I donít want no part of. Whether it was me or someone else protecting me probably doesnít matter in the bigger scheme of things. Just knowing I was protected is enough.
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Very interesting. . . .thanks very much for participating . . .obviously a very profound experience . . .blobrblobr

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Absolutely yes, many times intution has saved me. With my son, twice on two different roads we were saved from a T Bone accidents despite the fact we had the light & total right away.

In the first incident, I was held back to go like 20 miles an hour through an intersection over a 4 lanes road each direction. When reaching the last lane a car out of no where sped right in front of us.

Again crossing over a major highway with side access roads. Upon reaching the other access road (3lanes on access road), I felt compelled to stop. My son asked me what am I doing. Speed limit is 40 or 50 mph. Split second timing a car came right in front of us, missing our car by 1 inch.

I have seen flashes of lights before an accident. I was not involved in these accidents but they occurred right by me.

I feel blessed. It is this inner urging. One must be able to hear it or feel it.
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Last year I was driving in the middle of the night about 50 and I had a sudden tingling in my leg and a feeling that something was around the bend and I should slow down. I hit the brakes pretty hard and right around the bend a deer jumped out. I just missed her.
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Voted 1 because of this story:

Thread: What is the absolute strangest thing that you have ever seen that no one else could POSSIBLY beleive? (Page 3)

Back in the late 80is i was a school kid and my way to school was ap. a 1,5 mile foot march trough and up dense wood along a small and winding gravel road from my parents farm to the bus stop.

As the road was a dead end only leading to our home there was not much traffic and those that drove to our farm knew to take the narrow road with it´s corners you could not see what is behind slowly.

And i knew that even with the walkman plugged in you could always here the sounds of a car or truck coming up or down the road.

So .. one day i was walking back home from the bus stop on the road, listening to my walkman (the iPod of those days) when suddenly a very clear and precise voice told me "Jump right or die" and showed me a picture of me being overrun by a truck.

I jumped, turned left and just a half foot away a 4-axle silo truck (that brought feed to my parents farm) blew by at insane speed in a cloud of dust and gravel.

The driver has lost brakes just when he turned left into the road and had no choice than to blow trough and hope the road is clear to come to stop in a meadow in front of our farm.

I am an atheist but i would not bet on the nonexistence of guardian angels though.


Thumbs up if you think it is funny to have to explain the term walkman...
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Thanks!!! This is the first experience with a real voice . . . .even if it was digital. . . . yes, I think most of us would have been dead in our youth without something protecting us. . . .ohyeah
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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Absolutely yes, many times intution has saved me. With my son, twice on two different roads we were saved from a T Bone accidents despite the fact we had the light & total right away.

In the first incident, I was held back to go like 20 miles an hour through an intersection over a 4 lanes road each direction. When reaching the last lane a car out of no where sped right in front of us.

Again crossing over a major highway with side access roads. Upon reaching the other access road (3lanes on access road), I felt compelled to stop. My son asked me what am I doing. Speed limit is 40 or 50 mph. Split second timing a car came right in front of us, missing our car by 1 inch.

I have seen flashes of lights before an accident. I was not involved in these accidents but they occurred right by me.

I feel blessed. It is this inner urging. One must be able to hear it or feel it.
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Seems near misses in vehicles is a very common experience. . . My theory is no one dies until their appointed time. . . hf
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer & physicist (1564 - 1642)

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So intuition is possibly and ultimately based upon hard data . . . but its collection and inclusion into ones decision algorithm is subliminal and many times inexplicable.

Bottom line, I learned to trust my intuition and was rewarded richly for doing so . . . simple coincidence or just probability being my friend ??. . . I tend to think I was collecting information and weighing it without my conscious faculties being aware . . . verycool
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This reliance upon a subjective feeling seemed to be more prevalent when the complexity of the problem/s being investigated were the most complex or even overwhelming. With an increase in complexity came a greater reliance on subjectivity and lower desire or need for objectivity.

Maybe when our conscious cognitive pathways are overwhelmed by too much input and analytical stimulation, one's offline supercomputer kicks in like a backup generator in a power outage . . . efficiently running analysis
in background mode and once the computations are complete the answer is supplied . . . but since its existence seems detached from a conscious process we believe it to be subjective and intuitive when it is really objectively based as well . . . coffee4
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My intuition tells me this is right;) Our brains somehow sort through the huge volume of data and make predictions based on likelyhoods and
calculations that are too complex for us to visualize in a linear fashion. This need not be certain calculations that determine particular outcomes, but can simply be a weighing of possibilities and likelyhoods. A subconcious risk assessment, if you will.
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Would seem to be logical and ultimately adaptive. . . . and seem mystical as well. . . However, I still think there are unknown input of information that is not explainable. . . .coffee4
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In fact, intuition could simply be an evolutionarily derived defensive and survival mechanism using offline resources to crunch tons of seemingly irrelevant environmental data points to arrive at conclusions only realized or come forward (as a feeling) when the full complement of conscious senses are fully engaged and preoccupied with survival . . . thus the perception of the conclusion was a feeling, a warning, a hunch . Why? Because the overall analysis was way too complex to bring the entire data set and analysis to consciousness because that would overload the organism ability to cope and render it into a state of confusion and paralysis.
Martin Luther King . . . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter!

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer & physicist (1564 - 1642)

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Thanks for your participation . . . moshpit


POLL: Has intuition saved your life or prevented considerable pain and suffering. . .?
1) Yes . . . Please specify by posting details 33.3% (9)
5) Yes. . . Intuition is based on at least two of the above (#2, #3 and # 4) 33.3% (9)
2) Yes . . . Intuition is based on personally obtained conscious and primarily subconscious (subliminal) knowledge 14.8% (4)
3) Yes. . . Intuition is based on subconscious information transmitted to you by external sources. . . Paranormal 3.7% (1)
4) Yes. . .Intuition is based on a subconscious weighting and sifting process of data observed but not acknowledged 3.7% (1)
6) Maybe . . . Please specify by posting details 3.7% (1)
8) No . . . Intuition is pure bunk. . . . 3.7% (1)
9) No. . . Intuition is no more than a good guess and luck 3.7% (1)
7) Don't Know . . . 0% (0)
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Non-Blank Votes: 27
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No, but when I was about 11 years old, I rode my bike and slipped with my foot. I instantly thought "crap, I broke my leg!"

That must have been intuition, because it came quicker than any conscious thought processes, in fact before I had a chance to look at the damage.
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Re: Has intuition saved your life or prevented considerable pain and suffering. . .?
No, but when I was about 11 years old, I rode my bike and slipped with my foot. I instantly thought "crap, I broke my leg!"

That must have been intuition, because it came quicker than any conscious thought processes, in fact before I had a chance to look at the damage.
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Instantaneous recognition of a likely outcome . . . you didn't know how but your mind knew . . . interesting . . . peace
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This reliance upon a subjective feeling seemed to be more prevalent when the complexity of the problem/s being investigated were the most complex or even overwhelming. With an increase in complexity came a greater reliance on subjectivity and lower desire or need for objectivity.

Maybe when our conscious cognitive pathways are overwhelmed by too much input and analytical stimulation, one's offline supercomputer kicks in like a backup generator in a power outage . . . efficiently running analysis
in background mode and once the computations are complete the answer is supplied . . . but since its existence seems detached from a conscious process we believe it to be subjective and intuitive when it is really objectively based as well . . . coffee4
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My intuition tells me this is right;) Our brains somehow sort through the huge volume of data and make predictions based on likelyhoods and
calculations that are too complex for us to visualize in a linear fashion. This need not be certain calculations that determine particular outcomes, but can simply be a weighing of possibilities and likelyhoods. A subconcious risk assessment, if you will.
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Would seem to be logical and ultimately adaptive. . . . and seem mystical as well. . . However, I still think there are unknown input of information that is not explainable. . . .coffee4
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In fact, intuition could simply be an evolutionarily derived defensive and survival mechanism using offline resources to crunch tons of seemingly irrelevant environmental data points to arrive at conclusions only realized or come forward (as a feeling) when the full complement of conscious senses are fully engaged and preoccupied with survival . . . thus the perception of the conclusion was a feeling, a warning, a hunch . Why? Because the overall analysis was way too complex to bring the entire data set and analysis to consciousness because that would overload the organism ability to cope and render it into a state of confusion and paralysis.
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Why may this be true . . . Cognitive Load Theory and "Memory, of course, is at least as much a process of filtering as of remembering. "

"Another aspect of cognitive load theory involves understanding how many discrete units of information can be retained in short-term memory before information loss occurs. An example of this principle that seems to be commonly cited is the use of 7-digit phone numbers, based on the theory that most people can only retain seven "chunks" of information in their short-term memory." [link to en.m.wikipedia.org]

" Look at the facts. We register, through our senses, 13 million bits of information every second. [1] Of those, we are consciously aware of one to three. Virtually every second of our waking life we take in a barrage of manmade information, mostly visual and aural: 34 gigabytes worth, [2] according to recent research at UC San Diego, equivalent to 100,000 words daily, or almost a quarter of Tolstoy's massive War and Peace
.

Yet our short-term memory can handle no more than (approximately) seven items at a time. Seven out of 100,000, seven out of those 13 million.

Memory, of course, is at least as much a process of filtering as of remembering. The trouble is, we are conditioned to want to retain and act on information. When our senses and consciousness are deluged with far more data than we evolved to deal with, we run into trouble."
[link to m.psychologytoday.com]

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Intuition caused me pain and suffering actually. I lost 600 bucks playing black jack using intuition.
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I pay attention to any fluctuations my ''gut feeling'' emitting .....
then I see if there any physical factors even slightly related to it (short term)
Then I see what is my path in time space continuum for next 2-8 hours....and thing if there any possible outcomes that rings the "bell".
(Middle term)
I only pay attention to "Long term forecasts " when probability screams....otherwise its just a waste of time.
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Intuition caused me pain and suffering actually. I lost 600 bucks playing black jack using intuition.
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That is entirely possible . . .I don't think intuition is useful on games of chance . . . it is selective and usually associated with danger or intense emotion . . . that is serious life decisions . . . coffee4
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I pay attention to any fluctuations my ''gut feeling'' emitting .....
then I see if there any physical factors even slightly related to it (short term)
Then I see what is my path in time space continuum for next 2-8 hours....and thing if there any possible outcomes that rings the "bell".
(Middle term)
I only pay attention to "Long term forecasts " when probability screams....otherwise its just a waste of time.
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I don't think is that predictable or can be used as a tool . . . it is a fail safe survival mechanism . . .
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I pay attention to any fluctuations my ''gut feeling'' emitting .....
then I see if there any physical factors even slightly related to it (short term)
Then I see what is my path in time space continuum for next 2-8 hours....and thing if there any possible outcomes that rings the "bell".
(Middle term)
I only pay attention to "Long term forecasts " when probability screams....otherwise its just a waste of time.
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I don't think is that predictable or can be used as a tool . . . it is a fail safe survival mechanism . . .
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Ok....in my case intuition is crucial factor in ''short term'' course of events.
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Re: Has intuition saved your life or prevented considerable pain and suffering. . .?
I pay attention to any fluctuations my ''gut feeling'' emitting .....
then I see if there any physical factors even slightly related to it (short term)
Then I see what is my path in time space continuum for next 2-8 hours....and thing if there any possible outcomes that rings the "bell".
(Middle term)
I only pay attention to "Long term forecasts " when probability screams....otherwise its just a waste of time.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17984294


I don't think is that predictable or can be used as a tool . . . it is a fail safe survival mechanism . . .
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Ok....in my case intuition is crucial factor in ''short term'' course of events.
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Sounds reasonable . . . peace
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The Science of Intuition: An Eye-Opening Guide to Your Sixth Sense

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Tune In: "We all process things that we're not consciously aware ofóit's a feeling of knowing that uses an older brain structure," says neuroscientist Beatrice de Gelder, PhD, who researches blindsight. But because we're so dependent on our sense of sight, she says, we're not used to trusting our intuitive vision track. "If you find yourself in a situation that's making you feel nervous, you may have spotted a reason for concern without even knowing it," says Hirsch. "Pay attention to the sensation."

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Human eyesight might seem straightforward: The eye receives images, the brain processes them. But we actually have two vision tracksóone conscious, the other intuitiveóand as a result, the eye sees far more than we generally realize. For instance, in a phenomenon known as blindsight, people who have gone blind because of brain damage can still navigate an obstacle course or identify emotion on a person's face, even though they can't consciously see it. Their intuitive vision track is receiving visual stimuli, even though their conscious vision track isn't; they know what's around themóthey just don't know how they know.

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Type 2 blindsight occurs when patients claim to have a feeling that there has been a change within their blind area, for example, movement, but that it was not a visual percept.[2] This phenomenon challenges what we once believed to be true, that perceptions must enter consciousness to affect our behavior. Blindsight proves that our behavior can be guided by sensory information of which we are completely unaware. (Carlson, 2010) It may be thought of as a converse of the form of anosognosia known as AntonĖBabinski syndrome, in which there is full cortical blindness along with the confabulation of visual experience.

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