Intuition has been discredited in the recent past generations. Looking at the generational events since my great-grandmother's generation, I think of the Industrial Revolution and the big leap science and technology took. Now we are in the Information Age through computers and internet, another big leap in science and technology. Intuition is a crucial part of the creative process and progression in the learning experience.
Facts rule! Meaning that reason ruled. It was in recent history that intuition was over looked by reason. Science predicted observable results proving the laws of Nature (I capitalize Nature to emphasize the spiritual perspective). Technology has spread rapidly and it fuels the global economy. Intuition on the other hand (the left hand) was discredited and viewed as a feminine quality, as in mother's intuition. Preceding my great-grandmother's generation people were burned as witches. The imbalance of masculine and feminine energies in societies give argument to reason and intuition.
Intuition is a doorway, a link between you and Source. Source is the unspeakable, immeasurable, invisible energy source that guides, protects, and creates life (often referred to as God). Wisdom is downloaded from Source into us via intuition. Intuition gives us guidance and it is up to us to make choices using this guidance or not. We can talk about intuition as a sense that helps us evaluate and make decisions in our daily lives, but essentially we are speaking of our relationship to Source and the conscious choices we make that are in alignment with the messages and guidance we receive intuitively.
Often we dismiss our intuitive hunches or distrust our hunch having been incorrect in the past. This is where the ego comes in play. Most often the ego is responding to an insecurity and reacting to fear, and often occurs unconsciously, not necessarily in the present moment. To rise one's consciousness is a life time journey. Raising one's consciousness makes a change in the Whole. Intuition is that link between you, your soul, your Higher Self with Source, Infinity, the Divine in making conscious choices.
What is intuition? Intuition is wisdom, based on knowledge not acquired by reason. It is a sense within the body detecting energy that contain messages and guidance from Source. The subtleness of these energetic messages gives rise to consciousness as part of a growing process.
We have stepped through the doorway entering the Intuitive period.