Intuition is a tool that all of us have. Some people suggest that it’s mystical power. Others would mean that it’s merely our subconscious trying to tell us something. Regardless of the source, we all have that little voice that tries to tell us things from time to time.
As we get older, we often learn to ignore that little voice. We turn to logic and focus on being practical. But we’ve experienced a lot over the years, and some parts of our brains have accumulated tremendous wisdom. Listening to that little voice can be a good thing.
Try these techniques to develop your intuition:
Meditate for a few minutes each day.
One characteristic of intuition is that it has a soft voice most of the time. It can be challenging to notice if our minds are busy with other things. Meditation is a great way to clear the mind and allow our intuition to shine through.
• A simple technique to clear your mind is to count your breaths and attempt to stay focused on your breathing. Avoid letting your mind wander.
Record your dreams.
Our dreams can be full of helpful information. Many psychologists believe that we work out our challenges in our sleep. It’s difficult for most of us to remember our dreams. Studies show that we average five dreams per night, and most of us are lucky to remember one. It is said that five minutes after the end of a dream, we have forgotten 50 per cent of the dream’s content. Ten minutes later, we’ve forgotten 90 per cent of its content. To improve your dream recall, try the following.
• After you get in bed, tell yourself that you want to remember your dreams in the morning. Keep thinking this to yourself until you fall asleep.
• Keep a notebook and pen near your bed. A voice recorder app on your phone can work well, too. As soon as you wake up, start writing.
• Review your dreams and see if there might be any information you can use in your life.
Follow your intuition.
The surest way to shut down your intuition is to never follow it. Start using it in situations that have minor importance. It could be as simple as taking a walk and asking yourself which way you should turn at each intersection or fork in the road.
• Show your intuition that you’re listening and responding. You’ll be more likely to hear from it in the future.
Busy your mind.
Many people find their best ideas come while their mind is busy, but not too busy. Some examples commonly cited include walking, doing the washing up, driving on the motorway, taking a shower, lying in the bath, and listening to the rain. Think about the times you’ve had great ideas. Try to put yourself in similar situations more frequently.
Keep a journal.
Take a few minutes each day to write in a journal. Sometimes, putting things down on paper opens a floodgate of ideas and inspiration. Study what you’ve written. You’re likely to find insights you haven’t considered.
• Keep your journals in a safe place, so you’ll feel more comfortable with being honest and thorough.
Being in touch with your intuition can help you identify and solve the challenges in your life that are causing stress. It also releases your imagination and creativity. Your intuition is a great resource, but it’s important to nurture it. Start with smaller things. When your intuition has proven it’s reliable, use it to make more significant decisions.
Intuition is a tether to the subconscious. It’s your ultimate source of wisdom and creative energy. Make life easier and richer by utilising all of your resources.
Sam is an intuitive healer and visionary who holds space for heart-centric souls to discover their strengths, find their true purpose and take bold steps towards living a life aligned with their core values.
Through a fusion of psychology, spirituality, Human Design and two decades of business experience, Sam has supported hundreds of people to find their purpose, live life with more flow and build businesses that thrive.
She is a sought-after thought leader, and her work has been featured in numerous publications and television appearances on BBC and Channel 5 News.