I have fashioned a metaphor regarding intuition where I have intuition located up in the crow’s nest on an old schooner. Intuition symbolizes my small amount of unencumbered free "life force" (I arbitrarily assign it as being only 1 percent of the whole). The rest of me, the ninety-nine percent encumbered "life force," is located on the decks of the ship. The environment on the deck of the ship is typically tumultuous and constantly demands my attention. Indeed, my attention is riveted to the upheavals occurring, not only on the various decks of the ship but down in the ship’s hold as well. From intuition’s position high up in the crow’s nest it has the advantage of being out of the din. It has a vantage point that allows it a clear view of where the ship has been, where it is and what it’s sailing into. Intuition is constantly sending messages down to the 'me' surrounded by all manner of problems on the ship's deck, but these messages, because this 'me' is so distracted by problems, are rarely received. And, if they are received they’re often considered highly suspicious, invalidated, completely misinterpreted or batted away being perceived as a pesky annoyance.
The ocean, in this metaphor, is heavily populated with all manner of ships with each having it’s own version of a crow’s nest and it’s own seemingly independent intuition. Completely unseen by the encumbered "life force," that appears to be imprisoned on the decks of the ships, there is a line that extends from each crow’s nest to a place that is not a place at all, but an awareness outside of time and space where all intuition is connected as One. And this 'One' is unencumbered free "life force" that, in actuality, is ninety-nine percent of the whole with only one percent being encumbered on the deck's of the ship.
The encumbered "life force" appearing to be on the decks of myriad independent and unique ships are, typically, a "little me" believing it is a "Big ME" that perceives intuition to be a "little me" of dubious value. However, I very much suspect, it is the other way around. That being said, I'm inclined to believe that it is both prudent and beneficial for one to develop a respectful relationship and rapport with their intuition. Caveat: the ego will not support any relationship building with your intuition. The ego is convinced of its own brilliance and never suspects that it doesn't, and never will, know anything.