The power of intuition
A Christian Science perspective on daily life.
What if the phrase, "Money makes the world go round," was "Spiritual intuition makes the world go round"? Without intuition – ideas that inspire and lead to right decisions – the good we see and experience wouldn't be possible. Monitor founder Mary Baker Eddy, wrote: "God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies.... What a glorious inheritance is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have" ("Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896," p. 307).
Each of us has access to this understanding by divine inheritance. And since good originates in God, what we see and experience must come from our deep connection to our Creator and our obedience to the ideas He gives. The Bible is full of examples of the value placed on wisdom and intuition. When asked what he wanted most, Solomon replied, "Give [me] an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad" (I Kings 3:9). He didn't request wealth, fame, long life, or power, but the ability to know what is good and act on it.
Our greatest asset is the spiritual sense to see beyond a present human predicament toward a solution. Companies and celebrities have paid up to $10,000 a month for the counsel of Laura Day, an "intuitionist." Though she knows "next to nothing about business," her consultations have led to a booming career, built entirely through referrals. Still, according to CNN.com, "she refuses to think of herself as special. 'We all have the power of intuition,' " she says ("Celebrities, companies bank on her intuition," July 9). This example points to the fact that business savvy and intellectual prowess don't always carry the day; there's a clear recognition that something more is often needed.