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Trusting Your Intuition

Often the subject of intuitiveness is brought up when interpreting dreams. The intuitive aspect, a feminine aspect, is regarded by some {including myself} to be central to being able to thoroughly understand a dream, providing an interpretation that is as much insightful as it is objective {interpreting symbols from a purely rational point}. I came across an interesting article in today's MSNBC web news that should prove interesting to those interested in this debate.
One thing I ask all readers to realize is that psychology is a science.

Science (from the Latin scientia, 'knowledge'), in the broadest sense, refers to any systematic knowledge or practice. In a more restricted sense, science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge based on the scientific method, as well as to the organized body of knowledge gained through such research.

This article focuses on heuristics:

A heuristic is a mental shortcut that allows people to solve problems and make judgments quickly and efficiently. The rule-of-thumb strategies shorten decision-making time and allow people to function without constantly stopping to think about the next course of action.

In other words it is using the gut feeling, or intuition in decision making. If you ever have experienced an instance where a decision is made upon your gut feeling, most often it turns out to be the right decision. The psyche knows, and Jung's reliance of the intuitive aspect is tested constantly, and with success when one is able to look at a situation with an truly intuitive 'eye'.

The article:
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Re: Trusting Your Intuition

I agree that intuition is esential to understanding dreams. Really we do try to be rational yet so many issues that we have revolve around making decisions which there is not enough evidence to make rational decisions. So we have to use intuitions to make up. So we go with hunches about how people behave... reading body language and picking up on little signals

Intuitions deal with many undefinable or difficult emotions.. issues involving trust... The toruble is that we cannot give an answer on a basis of percentages. You either trust someone or do not trust them. There is no in between. You cannot say I trust you 29.56 percent. You have to give a yes or no answer. So ultimately we have to make many difficult and finely balanced decisions

Dreams deal with extremes. If you truly understood the meaning of your dream it may be quite negative. We are our own worst judge. We try to detect signals coming from other people. Do people feel we are not cool or incompetent? The dream mind is often very harsh and honest. It tells us things that we do not like to admit to ourselves. It tells us things that we fear. Its worries about how others are seeing us. It’s a big harsh dose of reality.

Yet the dream mind also heads in the other direction. It captures our fantasies and positive feelings. Sometimes you wake up in a positive mood and feel that you are going to tackle a task in a particular way. You are invigorated and positive. Dreams then help motivate us. But often if we go too far in one direction our dreams tell us to cool down and not get carried away. This makes sense really. The dream mind then explores feelings connected with our judgment. We need to motivate ourselves but we also need to be realistic.

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Re: Trusting Your Intuition

Another story having to do with the psyche.

If an infant possesses inherent cognant skills as described in this article, why is so hard to believe in Jung's archetypes. Imprintation comes in all forms. Same psyche, in accord with the universal psyche {which in part is nature's ability to supply what is needed for survival}. Science has recently discovered even the youngest psyche has greater cognative abailities that once thought. The process of evolution.
And knowledge {gnosis}.

Study: Infants Can Judge Naughty From Nice


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