27 September 2016 4 Comments

Travel Experiences 2: More Frightening than Nudity

Fairly extensive train travel during my trip gave me ample opportunity to hone my observations about who sits or does not sit in adjacent seats or train compartments with an intuitive.

Given that I was nicely dressed and consistently bathed, I had become curious about why people on a busy train will pass by an almost empty compartment and leave me to myself. As I travelled, I discussed with other intuitive people, who described similar experiences.

Most of the time I appreciate the peace of riding solo—unless the particular company suits me. By the end of my trip I realized that most of the people who chose to sit with me were intuitive or spiritually oriented. The percentage of personally developed people with whom I shared space on trains was definitely p1060353disproportionate to the averages. It amazed and delighted me how quickly and naturally spiritually alive topics arose between us. I spent a lot of travel time on my own between meeting some wonderful people and having great conversations.

Intuitive and spiritual people are likely to recognize and be drawn to one another. This seems simple and obvious. I began also to contemplate people who immediately walk by to sit elsewhere, especially when the train is starting to full up. The selection process goes well beyond appearance, gender, age and manner.

Everyone has some degree of intuition—even though it is a social convention and common personal habit to avoid being consciously in touch with it. Being aware means one consequently needs to think, feel, and live differently. Most people are so quickly able to sense anyone a little bit different, showing that they have the skill—instinctually. Selection often occurs without conscious intention, or even despite it.

Many fear being aware of their intuition. Sensing it sets too many balls rolling. In addition to fears, desires, and control issues, it brings up the degree to which we are responsible for our choices, and the necessity of sorting out intuition from the usual welter of conflicting feelings and thoughts. It’s too much work.

Those who can’t deal with intuition naturally use what intuition they do have in part to avoid interfacing img_5784too directly with those who they somehow sense can ‘see.’ A character in a fiction audiobook I recently listened to said: “Intuition is more threatening than nudity.” Several friends added that being around an intuitive “feels like being naked—but more so.”

If you are highly intuitive and still feel a little hurt when the seat beside you is the last to fill on a public bus, take heart. Once you know it’s not something wrong with you, you may even appreciate that people’s process of selection spares your energy and attention for those who can meet you more fully.

What have you experienced interfacing with people on public transport?

What type of people are most drawn to you?

Who stays away?

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4 Responses to “Travel Experiences 2: More Frightening than Nudity”

  1. Therese 28 September 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Interesting post. I’ve not experienced this as far as I’m aware. I find people seek me out I feel like a lighthouse where every ship which sees my light crashes on the rocks below to get near me. Some are angry that they crashed but they don’t leave. Some are thrilled to be there and don’t wish to leave. Some are happy to have found a safe place to rest for a moment before getting back on their repaired ship and moving on. I notice these things because there are many times I wish people would avoid me.

    With Love,

    • Teresa Dietze 28 September 2016 at 2:09 pm #

      Ha! Yes, that happens also, but for me it’s with the people who are ready for their next big step. They get drawn to me and then leave when they get their sense of direction. I think you may stay inside yourself more than stimulating others to get on with it, and that feels safer. 🙂

      We all have our different types of electrical charge, and how that reacts with other elements. We have our gifts, mine being Guidance. What is the nature of yours?



  2. Therese 28 September 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    I usually am about people taking responsibility for themselves which is what normally ticks people off. What’s often really weird is they don’t seem to know why they’re ticked off. They often think they agree with me. Normally, I simply don’t have the energy to care whether people agree or don’t.

    I don’t really have an answer to your question. Of course, I don’t know what all my options are. Right now, I’d think I’m only able to suggest self-care and total responsibility for one’s own life but I also don’t want to socialize enough to even offer that because it takes too much energy. Maybe that’s one of the things I’m figuring out. In the past, I’d say Guidance as well because people always brought their problems to me for my input. Maybe when I get completely back to myself, my role will be Guidance again. I understand why you said what you said since I want time alone. I wasn’t always this way and I know I won’t be this way in the future. Right now, I’m too burnt out still and need the seclusion. Things are changing rapidly but I regress easily. I’m not quite ready to reintegrate. Probably in another year.

    With Love,

    • Teresa Dietze 29 September 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      When people get angry even when they apparently agree, it’s a matter of not being integrated. The part that is angry is often unconscious and not in communication with the part that agrees, which becomes theoretical from this split.



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