Here is a sample from Carl Jung's work that Sharp gives us to chew on:
"As Long as analysis moves on the mental plane nothing happens, you can discuss whatever you please, it makes no difference, but when you strike against something below the surface, then a thought comes up in the form of an experience, and stands before you like an object . . . . Whenever you experience a thing that way, you know instantly that it is a fact." (The Visions Seminars, pp. 337f.)
Last fall, I was working through yet one more snaggle with a young, long-term house guest. I was leaving town and she was punishing me for that. She also had a plan to leave town three days later, but in her accusations, failed to reference that fact. Well, I kept calling her to our parallel behaviors. Sometimes she left town, sometimes I left town. As we labored on, I planned to say that I wished her the very best. To my surprise, what came to mind, instead of "wishing you the best in your time here," was "love," "I love you." Until that moment I did not know that I loved her. Sitting beside her at the table in our great room, I felt love her and told her so. Love was the thought for me that came up as an experience.
Has this happened to you? How has data from beyond your consciousness come to you? What do you do when you sense that something other than your plan wants to be made known? What do you call it? Inspiration? Intuition? Something you knew all along? And what do you do with it?