Intuition – from the Tibetan Djwhal Khul

From the work of the Tibetan (Djwhal Khul),through Alice A. Bailey

The intuition is not a welling forth of love to people and therefore an understanding of them. Much that is called the intuition is recognition of similarities and the possession of a clear analytical mind. Intelligent people who have lived in the world for some time and who have experienced much, and who have contacted many other people, can usually sum up with facility the problems and dispositions of others, provided they are interested. This they must not, however, confound with the intuition.

The intuition has no relation to psychism, either higher or lower; the seeing of a vision, the hearing of the Voice of the Silence, a pleased reaction to teaching of any kind, does not infer the functioning of the intuition. It is not only the seeing of symbols, for that is a special sort of perception and the capacity to tune in on the Universal Mind upon that layer of Its activity which produced the pattern-forms on which all etheric bodies are based. It is not intelligent psychology, and a loving desire to help. That emanates from the interplay of a personality, governed by a strong soul orientation, and the group-conscious soul…

Intuition is a comprehensive grip of the principle of universality, and when it is functioning there is, momentarily at least, a complete loss of the sense of separateness. At its highest point, it is known as that Universal Love which has no relation to sentiment or to the affectional reaction, but is, predominantly, in the nature of an identification with all beings. Then is true compassion known; then does criticism become impossible; then only, is the divine germ seen as latent in all forms.

Intuition is light itself, and when it is functioning, the world is seen as light and the light bodies of all forms become gradually apparent. This brings with it the ability to contact the light center of all forms, and thus again an essential relationship is established and the sense of superiority and separateness recedes into the background.

The above lines are from “Glamour: A World Problem” (p. 2-3), by the Tibetan (Djwhal Khul), through Alice A. Bailey, Lucis Publishing. The same quotations are also in “Serving Humanity” (p. 144) – a compilation of quotes from the books by the Tibetan/AAB.

“Glamour has been likened to a mist or fog in which the aspirant wanders and which distorts all that he sees and contacts, preventing him from ever seeing life truly or clearly or the conditions surrounding him as they essentially are.” (DK)

“The light of the body is the eye. If therefore, thine eye be clear, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.” (Matthew 6:22)
Authors Details: From the work of the Tibetan (Djwhal Khul), through Alice A. Bailey


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