Intuition is knowing without knowing why. The root of the word intuition, ‘tuere’, means “to guard, to protect”.
Your intuition is a bell in the wind that signals you that somethings is wrong. It takes you from A to Z, without dealing with the letters in between.
While we are busy living our lives, the brain collects information that our conscious mind doesn’t evaluate. But it’s there, and it will recognise the survival signal that our conscious self doesn’t know are signals.
The tricky thing is how the survival signals is being presented to our conscious mind. It’s sadly not a red flagged email in your inbox or a crystal-clear thought.
The typical messengers of intuition can be:
Humor (dark humor is a common way to communicate true concern)
Intuition is always learning, a thought may occasionally send a signal that turns out to be less than urgent, everything it communicates to you is meaningful. Unlike worry, it will not waste your time. Intuition might send any of several messengers to your attention, and because they differ according to urgency, it is good to now the ranking.
The signal of the highest order and greatest urgency is fear, then apprehension, suspicion, etc.
By thinking about these signals with an open mind when they occur, you will learn how you communicate with yourself. (Ref. 1)