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Intuition & Free will

There are times when intuition sends us a signal, and due to that signal, the mind grows uneasy, and fear appears within our psyche. For example, we're advised to change a pattern of thought, a habit, or leave a job, or relationship. Something related to our life and how we live needs to change, and for that to happen, we need to take action, and push ourselves outside our comfort zone.

Naturally, we might ignore this intuition because life is easier as is. But to grow, evolve and find the wholeness we seek, there is no other option, we must listen, execute, and explore uncharted territory.

The more the mind is pushed outside its comfort zone, the weaker it becomes. Weaker as in its control over us weakens, and our unhealthy habits and thought patterns begin to dissolve. So we begin to soften the mind, gain clarity, and gradually, we grow stronger and get a taste of the peace within.

Yes, this might take some time, and it won't be easy finding this peace or wholeness, but once there, and after a significant journey, the peace we find becomes who we are, and not a state we shift in and out from.

With that in mind, we can think of intuition as guide, a guide that pushes us to evolve and find peace from within.

Rewind a year or two.

I was contemplating free will, I asked myself, what is free will ? And how does it work ? One day, and after a long period of contemplation, things became clear to me. I understood that free will came in different modes, wasn't as free as I regarded it to be, and the end goal of free will was to actually become free of it. Finally, intuition was free wills main tool.

I don't think free will is as free as we think it is because there is actually a desire that's at the root of free will, and that's the desire to be free. Paradox at its very best. So most of our actions are geared towards finding wholeness or freedom, which is a good thing, but that fact removes the 'free' bit of free will. Yes, we could choose a different path, away from freedom, but that's not usually the case, and if it may seem that a person is taking action in a way that contradicts our definition of freedom, I guess that persons version of freedom is simply different than ours. At the end of the day, I figure we're all seeking our own version of freedom, wholeness or happiness.

So to start, intuition acts as a tool that guides us back to our essence. On this path, we view reality from a materialistic standpoint. We're confined to the realm of space and time, and within space and time, we use our free will to free ourselves from the bodymind, from desire and fear.

That's part one part, where we're still rooted in a materialist mindset, and free will acts as a subtle agent that guides us back to our essence or natural state, which is considered to be the highest form of freedom.

Part two, which is after reality reveals itself as consciousness in play, or Lila as the Yogi's call it.

At this stage, the bodymind facade dissolves, relatively speaking, and we experience our natural state/pure consciousness which is true and absolute freedom. Aware of our natural state, we realize our intuition was guiding us, all along, to this natural and ever present state of being. Here, 'free will' dissolves, or the desire that was at the root of free will dissolves. Also, we shift standpoints, instead of seeing things through a materialistic lens, we see things through the lens of consciousness, or actually, the lens of materialism dissolves, and what's left is the lens of consciousness. The subject/object relationship collapses, and what's left is presence, or pure experiencing. In this way of being (the arabic word 'Kon' so beautifully expresses this way of being, Kon means Be present, and as you are) our concept of freedom, space and time is redefined, and what's left is the peace of here and now. Its as if intuition transforms from a sound within, to the actual presence of being.

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