To know your own identity, that is to recognize your individual state of mind and body sense, tells you in any given moment who you are thereby enabling you to know what is your intuition versus someone else’s intuition.
There are individual differences between persons which are defined by your own unique personal boundaries and borders. These differences are important because what you discern for yourself may not apply to someone else. Just imagine two meditators that are sitting and meditating on top of a mountain. At the end of the meditation each one announces that they received an impression in meditation. Both impressions are different. One meditator will use a higher authority by saying my guidance told me the true nature of reality. However, the other meditator had the same experience of being told the true nature of reality. To use invisible authorities such as ‘my guidance said’ is an abuse of personal power over another. There is no recourse to check the veracity of what has been told. It is most likely that there are two opinions and different points of view whereby each opinion is right for that individual only, even though both individual’s guidance may contain universal truths that can and do apply to everyone at any given time and may be real. A second opinion about your life is not necessarily valid for you from another’s intuition. Again, discernment and discrimination is required.