Dr Aadil Chimthanawala
A middle aged lady visited my clinic in early September last year. She went on to tell that her husband who was 42 years old has had low grade fever since past one month and was not responding to any form of routine medications. All his investigations were within normal limits and the treating physician was administering him anti tubercular drugs. She requested me to visit her house and examine her husband and if homoeopathy could help him.
I went to her house and was taken to her bedroom. As soon as I saw the patient, I felt a hunch that I was dealing with a Cancer patient. Neither was he very weak nor had he lost any significant weight, yet something inside me, even before the examination, told me that “this man has cancer.” I examined him in detail but could not find any physical fault. Since all his investigations were done quite recently, I asked for a repeat Ultra-sonography of the abdomen. Alas for the patient – he did have a mass in the liver – Primary liver cancer. His sad demise 2 months later was a blow to the family.
A rather heart touching event was narrated by a friend Rashmi who is a Nagpurian. She said “my maternal grandmother, resident of Mumbai, aged 76 years was a Diabetic on Insulin since past 30 years. On 24th March this year she had consumed fish. Next day she started having diarrhea that continued for a week. After some medications, it stopped and she only complained of weakness. On the 6th April, I happened to telephone her. Hearing her voice, I felt that something was not alright with her, although she had no complaints. I asked my mother to leave for Mumbai immediately the next morning. On reaching there, my mother reported that everything was fine and grandmother was recouping. On 9th April, my grandmother, mother and uncle were sitting leisurely. Suddenly, my granny said “I have a chest discomfort” and collapsed in my mother’s lap. Though she left us for her heavenly abode, the only solace was that she passed suddenly in my mother’s lap.”
Another of my close friends – a Homoeopath remarked “I do many things through my gut-feeling. What I normally guess becomes almost the right thing for me. For example I saw my wife first at a bus stop while going to the college. From the very beginning I knew that she is the one whom I am going to marry whatever happens. Many difficulties came and passed by, but she did become my wife. Now, call this love at first sight or the deep inner feeling…”
These three examples and many more make us realize that we all are born with a sense that lets us know the difference between right and wrong, about someone – good or evil. One may call it by several names – gut feeling, a hunch, sixth sense, the inner voice, conscience, or intuition. They are all interrelated, but actually different in the aspect of reasoning. Again these are quite different from True Predictions or Prophesy which very few souls possess.
The inner voice can be looked at in many different aspects. A ‘normal’ person sees it as the voice deep within that keeps him on the right track. An anxious or a depressed person sees it as a critic pointing out every mistake. When we are lost and need directions from a stranger, we would generally ask people near by whom we feel are the right persons to ask and not anybody. This feeling of a transient internal connection with strangers is the inner voice. It happens to most of us day in and day out. It works from the moment that we confront a situation.
Our “conscience” is the voice of the Self which says ‘yes’ or ‘no’ when we are involved in a moral dilemma. It is the guiding voice within; it is how one distinguishes right from wrong. Conscience tells us to behave in the right manner and reminds us of the consequences.
Intuition means “in to you” in Latin. It is a feeling of sudden mental apprehension without reasoning. Swami Muktananda, once said, “Intuition is the spiritual faculty that doesn’t explain; it just points the way. It is your divine Spirit talking to you. If you will stop for a moment and acknowledge it, you will begin to realize the incredible perspective you have. You don’t have to get any special training to start using it. All you need to do is raise your awareness about it and set your intention to harness it.”
All said and done, intuition is an incredible resource that we have been given to help us live a good quality life. Unfortunately, not many people know what it is or how to use it. Intuitive messages range from an insignificant feeling / thought that comes from somewhere inside and usually evolves as a hunch. Our inner self is persistent and consistent. It will keep trying to get our attention until we finally wise up! A “hunch” is accurate information from a higher intelligence; hence one can rely upon it. An intuitive message ranges from hearing actual words, seeing a clear picture, having a dream or a deep inner knowing. We should become familiar with how our inner self communicates with us. Once we receive the message, we should research upon it and then use our common sense.
Many people who have over the years, developed their own intuitions give certain tips to enhance our intuitive powers –
1. One should practice taking time out every day to experience silence. Calming our mind with meditation and releasing our need to think, analyze and knowing everything.
2. One should be open to this gift and accept what it has to tell us. There are several occasions when our ego thinks it has it “all figured out.” But our true path may look quite different than the one we are on.
3. When we ask ourselves questions, we gain an additional insight and clarity. When we ask a question like “What is the next step I need to take?” know that we already know what we need to know. We need to trust ourselves. We already have everything we need inside.
4. Keeping a daily diary is a great practice. When we write, we tap our thoughts, feelings, ideas and direction that we are not consciously aware of. Writing allows the truth to come forth and is an easy way to gain insight of our inner self.
After loading our minds with information about an issue, we need to give intuition time to work on it. And then become open to the answer. Most of us are likely to experience an “Aha” moment, which is a moment of instant awareness, where to answer sprouts from “out of the blue.” There are several occasions when we have an important decision to make and are not 100% sure about something happening. At this juncture, instead of being impulsive, we should stop and think before making a decision. Usually this is our intuition trying to tell us that something is not quite right. Likewise, if we feel that we should go for it, we should definitely do it, so that we don’t miss a valuable opportunity.
INFINE -Intuition is our very own best friend. It is always there for us. It waits patiently and gives the absolute advice. All we need to do is ask! Like any good friendship, all it takes to nurture it with a little more time and attention. If we decide to be close and intimate with our intuition, it is most likely our lives will transform into something wonderful because the best advice comes from the deep recesses of our soul. This is the gift of Intuition.
Whatever u do – do it well
Dr Aadil Chimthanawala
MD (Hom), DNB (Med), BHMS, MBBS, PGNAHI, FNAHI
“Aadil Homoeo Heart Care Centre”, Opposite Gujarat Lodge, Hanuman Lane
Sitabuldi, NAGPUR -12.
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