My son is a research scientist specializing in biochemistry and molecular biophysics; more specifically he studies how proteins fold into the shapes they form. It is very important work, as many drug interactions would be avoided if the shape of the protein could be made to more closely match what it is designed to replace. He enjoys this work; it is play for him. He also enjoys reading Shakespeare.
I have always known that I never wanted to have to think that hard. It certainly is not that I can’t; I was told at 16 that I had the ability to be a nuclear physicist. My reaction was complete horror; putting my body in a torture chamber would be preferable to putting my brain through those gyrations!
I am a high-functioning mystic. I live a both/and kind of life. I am highly gifted in both intelligence and intuitive abilities. As a mystic, I feel my way around in the world, not with my hands, but with a different set of senses. Much of what I do is based on things that science used to pooh-pooh, things like intuition, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and a few other Clairs. It’s not that I don’t use logic; I do, it just is a lot slower than using the intuitive side of me, so I don’t use it as much. It takes a very long time to find all the words to explain what I’m sensing, so I don’t bother most of the time. My son has much more patience with that process than I do. (He is also gifted intuitively, and finds it extremely helpful in directing his research.)
In my happy little head, Logic lives in the left brain with all the math, numbers, and structure, while Intuition lives in the right brain with all the creative, arts, and unstructure. (Speaking of creative, I think I just made up a word, a totally right-brain thing to do.)
The Clairs seem to gain access through the right side of my brain. I don’t think they really live in there, but my experience leads me to believe that the more I live in the right side of my brain, the more the Clairs come to play. The left side of my brain seems to be a real killjoy to the Clairs, because it’s always demanding explanations… oh so TEDIOUS! I’d rather fly than slog through wet cement.
It doesn’t have to be an either/or. I enjoy the balance of a both/and way of being. My career as a healer began in Massage Therapy. I didn’t know I was using the Clairs to guide my hands until a teacher told me she would have to flunk me if I couldn’t explain why I did what I did. At that moment, I was forced to marry the logical mind to the intuitive one, and I’ve been working on that relationship ever since. I did pass the class; I was able to explain it, she confirmed I had done exactly what she needed (not what I was told to do.)
For more information on the Clairs, please read “Meet the Clairs.” If you have questions or comments, I’d love for you to post them here!