Intuition: “ability to sense or know immediately without reasoning”
(Wikipedia)

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Understanding without apparent effort, quick and ready insight seemingly independent of previous experiences or empirical knowledge.
(Wikipedia)

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We know what intuition is because we experience it often. My intuition has become sharper since I became a mother. I can feel my children’s needs deep within, it is like an invisible thread that keeps  me connected to them.

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 One day when I was a little girl my Mom woke me up at night screaming. I didn’t understand why. She kept saying: let’s go upstairs to see your sister, something has happened to her, I just know! I just know!

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I ran upstairs with my Mom to the small room where my sister was living at the time. When we opened the door we saw her on the floor, unconscious. Once again she had tried to take her life. (My sister suffers from Schizophrenia Paranoid).

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Those who deal with a case of Schizophrenia in their family know how devastating this condition is. The fact that my sister needed our protection all the time developed a 6th sense in each member of our family but specially in my Mom. My Mom’s connection with my sister has always been extremely strong. Her intuition saved my sister’s life that night .

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The piece in these photos was inspired by that magic thread that keeps us connected to the people that we most love. I want to dedicate it to my sister Ileana.

The human mind is a complex, mysterious and intricate place and it is also the most precious possession that we have. Those of us who don’t have to fight an unfair mental illness should never take it from granted.
Lots of love to you my friend and have a wonderful weekend!

Elsita 🙂

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