Did you know that you can develop your intuition and strengthen your skills as an intuitive being?
If you’ve ever been in a situation and had a strong instinct, or gut feeling, about what you should do or shouldn’t do, then you know exactly what I’m writing about.
It’s hard to technically define intuition, but you can think of it as an innate sort of “knowing” or “understanding” of what’s true. It looks different for different people, but when you feel it, you generally know.
What Does Intuitive Mean?
Intuition is mercurial. It doesn’t come from your conscious mind and isn’t an analytical skill. You can’t develop intuition to research or throwing yourself hard at a goal. In contrast, intuition is typically more noticeable or resonant when you are still, take time to reflect, or engage in more positive activities.
Highly intuitive people generally feel they can pick up on their gut. Response is easily and are comfortable listening to them. For example, perhaps you have a friend who’s quickly able to discern what the next right thing for them to do it, where, as others new waffle, back-and-forth between their available choices. Or maybe you know when someone who can tune into a different energy in a room and understand how people are feeling, seemingly without much effort.
Some Intuition Examples Experiences
- A strange “knowing“ that something is going to happen
- An unexplained feeling that won’t go away and is later explained by something that occurs
- Feeling very strong emotions towards someone or something and later understand that those feelings were correct and why
- Flashes, or glimpses, of things, people, or situations that seem to come out of nowhere
Intuitive people don’t have anything you don’t. You can put effort into actively developing intuition. If you know the right way to go about it strengthening your intuition through five unique energy meditation can help you access your intuition.
You can develop new ways to relate to your dreams, and how they connect to your intuition.
How To Develop Your Intuition
Try doing these things
When your energy is scattered, it’s harder to get in touch with your intuition. Because intuition arises during quieter times, spending time in silence can you help you to get more in tune.
Meditation can be as simple as sitting for five minutes with no distractions, or you can opt for guided meditations
2. Take a chance I’m following your gut instinct
If you notice a strong instinct to do something or move away from it, try following the advice and see what develops as a result. Seeing a positive outcome after following, your intuition can help reinforce that you know what’s best for you and give you more confidence to trust your gut in the future. Start with small, low stakes, like which route to take on a drive.
3. Start doing daily body scans
Many of us are used to overriding the way we physically feel and just pushing through from one situation to the next. Make a practice of really acknowledging the way your body feels, and what it’s trying to tell you. Scan your body throughout the day and note any tension you’re holding or sensations, good or bad. The goal is to get more present so that you can better pick up on subtle messages your body might be sending you.
4. Spend time outside
Being outside is good for so many reasons. Spending time in nature, and being mindful about its beauty and innate perfection can help you decompress, clear out distracting thoughts, and be more aware that you, too, are a living being, perfect just as you are. Be aware of what thoughts come to you as you’re outside; this could be your intuition speaking to you.
5. Do I technology fast
With so many distractions, coming out of from a myriad of screens, we might not even know when our intuition speaking to us because we’re too busy bouncing from one alert to the other.
Consider doing a purposeful technology detox. How might you entertain yourself for 4 to 5 hours without technology? Freeing up this digital free space could allow new messages and insights to pull up from your subconscious.
6. Ask your intuition a question￼
Try being direct: write out a question you’re thinking about and then sit with it. Do any answers seem to arrive in your mind? Journal about anything that comes to you that could be a potential answer or piece of guidance. If nothing comes up, don’t be discouraged. Sometimes just focusing on the question at all is enough to bring an answer to you later on, as you’re doing something totally unrelated.
Writing can be a way to override your conscious mind and allow things to come to the surface. Try sitting down once a day and writing one to three pages about what’s on your mind. Write things that seem like signs or interesting coincidences; see if there are ways you can connect the dots or make sense out of them,
8. Draw, doodle, or do some art
If you’re annoying, it’s too intimidating, or if you don’t connect with writing, explore more visually oriented techniques like art journaling. Putting your pen or pencil to the page is it ultimate goal for these activities, whatever that looks like for you. Drawing your thoughts, or a vision for your life or future, can help you on earth what’s going on inside.
9. Start a dream notebook
Making some small adjustments in your daily life, and the way you pay attention to them can help you become more present in your dream life. This is so hard referred to as a “lucid dreaming.” and gives you the ability to pick up on things in your dreams you might have missed otherwise. When you wake up, try to write down what you can remember from your dreams, and see if there are any messages that resonate.
10. Make a vision board
What does your biggest, brightest future look like it? There was nothing standing in your way, what would you dream up for yourself? sometimes giving ourselves permission to dream can activate our intuition. What feels right for you when you think about your future? How can you get there? What is part of your highest self in the life if you let your mind run free? Are you doing that one?
11. Act fast
Try not to overthink things. If you get a suggestion in your gut, try to write it down, so you don’t forget it, or make a point to act promptly. If you get into a place of thinking about it, too much, it is easy to talk yourself out of the suggestion or over analyze it, and lose the feeling altogether.
Your intuition is always available to you, but it’s up to you to do the work on your ability to recognize and acknowledge it, using these tips, you should be able to get a clearer sense of what your intuition feels like to you. This will give you a foundation for developing intuition, from which you can take a deeper dive if you choose.