Padme with her children

We are all familiar with the concept of a mother’s intuition.  When your mom asked you what you did, even when she didn’t know that you had broken the Death Star cookie jar while trying to get out some cookies without permission, that is just one example of a mother using her sense of intuition.

How does a mother develop this sense of intuition?  Is it the same connection shared between siblings from multiple births?  Is there a chance for those of us who don’t give birth due to biology or choice to gain this amazing capability?  Let us find out!

A mother gains her sense of intuition to her child or children while pregnant with them.  The child is tethered to the mother through the umbilical cord and they share life together, much like siblings who share a multiple birth do.  The close proximity, the sharing of space and fluids, creates a connection.  Think of this quote of Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back:

 For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.  Life creates it, makes it grow.  It’s energy surrounds us and binds us.  Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter.  You must feel the Force around you; here, between you and me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes.  -Yoda

Think of the wonder of life as a child grows in the womb.  Starting from a single-celled embryo it quickly divides and replicates it’s cells.  Identical twins start from that same single-cell while fraternal twins start out just like you and I do, only with a roommate.  The umbilical cord is another physical connection between two different lives.  Life creates the Force and makes it grow.  But the Force also creates and sustains life.  They work in tandem with each other, one not possible without the other.  It is through this connection that mothers and their children and children of multiple births gain their connection to each other through the Force.

So can men and women who don’t give birth get “mother’s intuition”?  Can this sense of intuition expand between a mother and child and be used by everyone?  The answer to both of these questions is a resounding YES!  How so, you may ask?  Through your training as a Jedi, of course!

The first step is to increase your connection to the Force through training, including but not limited to meditation and proactive mindfulness training.  From there you train the body, in the process of doing so you experience pain.  Then, at some point in your training your understanding of compassion and empathy will blossom and this quote will take on real meaning for you:

Mystically speaking, there’s no difference between you and another person. This explains why you can’t hurt another person without hurting yourself, nor can you help another person without helping yourself. You share the same Source energy (Force) with everyone, and consequently, you must begin to think and act in a way that reflects your awareness of this principle.  – Wayne W. Dyer

The connection that you share with the Force is shared by every other thing in the universe.  And without the Force you or the Universe wouldn’t exist.  We all share a connection through the Force because we, just like the universe we live in, all came from one “cell” or origin.  So once you understand your connection to the Force and others you realize that holding a person’s hand over an open flame causes you pain as well.

When you understand this and make the connection you will gain your own sense of intuition, whether you are a mother or not.  Surrender yourself to the Force and when you do you will also have “just taken your first step into a larger world.”