Intuition is not dependent on the outer senses. Intuition comes from pure Knowledge. In meditation we somewhat, by moving inward and centering ourselves, we attune to our inner states, and we close off the senses, somewhat, to the outer worldly existence. In the silence of meditation we allow ourselves to simply be the witness of the truths that flow forth from the unconscious, from the inner Self.
Intuition is an innate ability that we have shrouded in our ignorance. For we have lost instinct.To strengthen it we must believe in it, attune to it, trust it, and not allow ourselves to waver when its presence is strong. Intuitive knowledge is based in higher perception. Very different from the worldly knowledge that we acquire through study, and logic, and reason.
It is Knowing the Knower, not what we think we know. Intuition is not thought, per se, as we know it. It is feeling without emotion. Because, with emotion comes confusion. Each time you trust your intuition you strengthen your ability to go back and rely on it again, and again.
Now, I know there is always the question when people ask me about their intuition. They struggle with, how do I know it’s my intuition, or just my ego? We know when something is intuitively right or wrong because there is no wavering, no doubt seeps in, there is no confusion, it is crystal clear. Now of course, you might say, “Well, the ego is capable of such too.” And I might tend to agree with you just slightly. Only in that, the ego stands in its convictions, its opinions, its judgementalness, and allows no room for the acceptance of anything other than itself. Whereas, intuition requires complete acceptance. There is nothing in intuition that says right or wrong but, it is knowledge that understands. I hope not to confuse you but, everything is just as it should be. Now, whether we should be a part of whatever it is, that’s something different. But, intuitively speaking, one simply knows, and is centered in the deepest knowledge that there can be, or that there is. I hope that helps.