You know when you just get that feeling about something, and you can’t explain it or make much sense of it but something just feels a certain way?
Like when there’s no real reason for it but you REALLY don’t want to go to a certain place for dinner, or you just HAVE to call/message someone RIGHT NOW?
That can be your intuition guiding you and most of us have experienced things like this but how do we actually begin to use this information in a way that helps us create the life we desire and know that it’s our intuition pointing us in the right direction?
First of all, what is intuition?
The definition of intuition is “an ability to understand or know something without needing to think about it or use reason to discover it, or a feeling that shows this ability”
Some things which influence what your intuition tells you are things within your subconscious, subtleties that your body notices or your subconscious notices and recognises without your conscious involvement and transfers that information to you via an intuitive feeling or a gut feeling.
It can be the piecing together of many seemingly unrelated snippets of information that your brain connects the dots with and lets you know something that you consciously couldn't have noticed.
It’s your body being conscious and working with you to protect you
The other side of your intuition is the alignment of energies - how many times have you gone to call/text a friend and as you pick up your phone, it starts ringing or when you’ve taken a different route for no real reason and seen someone you were thinking about the day before?
This is because your energy has been in alignment with theirs, you’ve been a vibrational match to them and their energy
We know that everything and everyone of us and every single this is made of atoms which give off a frequency, and you can think of your intuition as the receiver picking up on this frequency and translating it to you as an intuitive hit, reading the energy and accessing things that consciously, we just can’t
Something to know is that every single one of us is very intuitive, it’s not something reserved for a select few, it’s accessible to us all, we are by nature intuitive but, it’s a skill, it’s developing it and knowing how to use it
So how do you develop your intuition?
Your subconscious and higher self can communicate with you so much more easily when you’re asleep, your conscious mind isn’t full of thoughts and chatter and you're super receptive
Dreams are very symbolic so keep a journal by your bed and note down whatever you remember as soon as you wake. Sometimes you won't remember the dream but you’ll wake up with a feeling or a knowing, write these down too, literally before you do anything else as they fade quickly, even if you're sure you'll remember
Things might not make sense straight away but review your dream journal often as you’ll start to see themes, patterns, repetitions and things will start to make more sense over time
It just seems like the answer to most things doesn't it!!
Just like when you’re sleeping your mind is relaxed and allowing rather than in thinking mode
Messages from your intuition are usually subtle quiet little nudges, so spending time in silence will help you hear and interpret these messages, again write things down when you come out of meditation
Ever notice how much profound information comes through in the shower?
The amount of times I have to get out of the shower asap to get things down on paper especially if it's been something I've asked for guidance on, I don’t know if you’re the same?
How does it FEEL?
Think about both your body physically and the emotions/feeling you're experiencing
If you get an uncomfortable physical feeling when you're trying to make a decision, pay attention.
Do you feel light or heavy?
A sick or heavy feeling in your gut?
Maybe a headache or stomach cramps?
It could just be the result of stress responses activated by false fear, but it could also be your intuition letting you know something
Ask yourself, what am I feeling?
Journal on it and just recognise what you’re feeling without judging it and see what you get
Spend time outside
Being out in nature, away from technology and the everyday busy-ness, can unlock your intuition.
When humans lived in caves they relied on it to keep them safe from the elements, predators, and other dangers, respecting what their intuition told them about a situation was literally life and death so being outside can help you tap back into this innate wisdom
Think of times your intuition has been right in the past
What we focus on expands and energy attracts like energy so being able to recall times your intuition has been right in the past will strengthen it.
It will also give you confidence in your abilities and encourage you to keep going with it
Think of a time you listened to your intuition and it was spot on.
Visualise yourself receiving that information, where were you?
How you felt and the feelings you experienced after you did what you felt guided to do.
Sit with those feelings really get into the space you were in at the time and focus on that trust and the fact that you followed what your intuition was guiding you towards and you were right!
Ask for guidance
We all have different beliefs and that's not a problem, just ask for guidance from whoever or whatever higher power you believe in whether that’s the Universe/God/Innerself/Mother Nature/Source - whoever.
Ask them for guidance and then you have to listen
Receiving wisdom from your intuition shouldn’t be a passive experience.
Get specific about the information you need and what kind of answers you’re looking for.
The more clearly you ask the questions to your innate wisdom, the clearer the answers will be.
Don't call yourself crazy when you get an intuitive hit, and don’t brush it off - trust yourself, you’ve got this
Often, your rational mind wants to argue with intuition rather than trusting it.
It wants to use logic and reason to overcome the intuitive messages you receive so it can feel safe and in control but let it go for a minute and follow that intuitive impulse
And also - don’t worry about the opinions of others, they might say things to you or you might wonder what they think but try to let that go - this is your power
Just because they don't want to tap into this incredible power that’s inside of them, (because it’s available to every single one of us), shouldn't stop you tapping into yours!
So TRUST yourself, release the resistance and feel into what your intuition is saying
Act on it
Just as the Universe rewards those who take action – remember, you move first then the Universe outdoes you!! So does your intuition!
When you act on the information you receive from your inner source of wisdom, you open the channel between your subconscious and conscious mind even wider and will receive more intuitive messages that are stronger and easier for you to hear and act on.
These 8 things can really help you start to develop your intuition and quickly.
It really is a matter of small actions repeated regularly and becoming really aware of yourself, your thoughts your surroundings and how they feel
So start recording dreams
Focusing on meditation
Thinking about How it feels?
Spending more time outside
Getting into the space where your intuition has been right before
Asking for guidance
Releasing your own resistance and not thinking about anyone else
And acting on your intuitive hits!
And start building that intuition - remember we all have intuition, we’re all capable of increasing it, strengthening it and becoming highly intuitive.
It’s not reserved for certain people only and ANYONE can build and develop their intuition
Let me know in the comments how you develop your intuition
So much LOVE