What is intuition? The sidewalks of thought?

I have noticed that creative minds tend to be most active late at night–working into the wee hours before finally collapsing into bed. As a result, sleep schedules sometimes do not exist for creative minds–apparently true for Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla, among others. This word makes more sense now:  inspiration–the source of second winds!

Scientific American published the article Sleepy Brains Think More Freely  by Tori Rodgiguez on May 1, 2012 that verified what I had suspected to be true. When minds relax enough to stop obsessing about what rules they should be following. We stop trying to speed down the highway to get out on the sidewalks. We window-shop for ideas and wind up becoming inspired.

Earlier this week, I read in Dr. Matthew McKay’s book Seeking Jordan, that his son who had passed to “the other side” revealed that part of our soul remains with our soul group on the other side, while the rest of our soul lives incarnate, puzzling out the mysteries of the universe. He tried to explain to his living father that the part of us that remains behind, continues to guide us here. What a concept, whether I buy into it or not!

After all, how important is sleep when the next great idea is coming together?

What do you think? Does your inspiration strike in the wee hours?

Creating together…



11 thoughts on “Intuition

  1. “I’m not an early bird
    I’m not a night owl…
    I’m some kind of permanently exhausted pigeon”
    That’s me in a nut shell. I used to fancy myself a night owl. I thought that staying up late made it so. I’ve come to realize this isn’t the case. Instead, I just don’t sleep. It seems like whenever I try to sleep, my brain decides that’s when it wants to think. I write some of the best prose, in my head, while I’m lying there in bed supposed to be sleeping. I’ll never be an early bird, though often life forces me to wake up well before I want to. What I can say for sure is that when I am awake and feeling like an exhausted pigeon, I’m not at the top of my writing game. I wish there was a way to connect my blog to my thoughts. Unfortunately, if I wrote when I was truly inspired my husband might just kill me. He’s one of the lucky ones that can turn his brain off and go to sleep.

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