Intuition seems mysterious and beyond the ability of most of us. There are many stereotypes, misconceptions and hype’ that are often associated with intuition. However it is truly a normal human function. There are certainly people who are born with a greater ability than others, just as there are those who are born with a more highly developed athletic or musical talent. But intuition is something we all have naturally. It is a function of our higher minds and does need to be developed if it is to fully come on line.
We all have this skill but have not understood how it operates. Perhaps that is the reason we have not been encouraged to pay attention to or develop our sixth sense. Rather we have been taught to ignore, devalue and distrust it. This is unfortunate as it can be an enormous source of help and guidance in a variety of ways in our lives.
There are many who have developed their intuition and found it to be of enormous help in business, relationships, & decision making. In addition, it can be a wonderful asset to help combat stress, improve health, and enhance creativity. It also has a role to play in boosting personal and professional performance. Used properly intuition is an invaluable tool that can help keep us on our “right path” in life.
Here are some things you can do to help develop your intuition.
1. Quieting the mind; Meditation & Deep relaxation
Our everyday awareness is normally attuned to the external world and filled with endless chatter about people, places and things most of the time. So trying to hear our intuition under these circumstances is like having a very loud conversation when you are attempting to hear someone with a very soft voice!
Practices that allow you to create a quieter internal environment are essential. They help turn down the volume on the chatter and turn up the volume on the quieter inner promptings. In addition they assist in developing clarity that allows you to more readily recognize your intuitive voice.
Learning to breathe properly helps to quiet and slow down the chattering mind. Breath-work also helps to provide the brain with more oxygen and this promotes better function of it and the nervous system. In addition, the breath can serve as a focal point to steady and discipline the mind. Both the latter skills are important as you advance in your work with cultivating your” higher mind.”
Imagery aids to still, clear and steady the mind. It helps to access those portions of ourselves that are more concerned with creativity and intuition. It helps to set the stage’, provide a sense of relaxation and ritual that are also supportive of the process. Imagery can be used for cultivating higher level awareness, disciplining the mind, as well as being a major pathway that intuition travels over (clairvoyance).
4. Energy Enhancement
The human energy system is intricately connected to the functioning of the physical systems that intuition uses. Awareness of how to build and strengthen energy significantly enhances the development of intuition. Releasing negativity, laughing, listening to music and appreciating beauty are all ways to build and strengthen energy that do not require any heavy lifting!
Keeping a journal or log of your intuitive “hits” can help develop confidence as well as help you to know what is not working. Because we are often in an altered state when we are accessing intuition, sometimes it is difficult to bring the information fully into everyday consciousness until you have had some practice.
For more tips and techniques to develop your intuition you may be interested in our two recorded programs:
12 Keys for Life and Self Mastery and Chakras and Feng Shui: Balancing Inner and Outer Energy.
Each of these programs take a different approach to expanding consciousness, learning how to build and strengthen your personal energy (chakras and aura), teaching you how to turn spiritual concepts into grounded, useful and productive tools in your life.