How to Trust Your Intuition

Developing intuition starts by realising you have it already. If you’ve ever had a hunch about something, that was intuition. Intuition is your mind using more than what you are consciously aware of. But can you trust your intuition? How do you improve it?

Samantha Burgess
3 min readNov 2, 2022
How to Trust Your Intuition — Sam Burgess

Developing Intuition In Three Steps

1. Recognise it and encourage it.

2. Study it to make it more trustworthy.

3. Give it good information to work with.

Try to find areas in your own life where you naturally intuitively operate. What is something that you are just inherently good at without studying? What is an area of your life where you trust your gut, and it is almost always right? That is your intuition speaking; continue to listen and nurture it.

Of course, intuition can also be a warning device. When you get the sense “something isn’t right here”, that is your intuition, and you’d be wise to pay attention.

Have you ever considered purchasing something and then started seeing them all over? It may be good marketing, but looking for and recognising a thing trains your mind to find more of it. The exact process will happen if you watch for your intuition — you’ll start to see more of it.

Unfortunately, a strong hunch can be for unrelated reasons too. If you were hit by a black taxi cab as a child, you might have “intuitive” hunches not to get into black taxis for the rest of your life. So even learning to recognise your intuition and encourage it may leave you wondering when to trust it.

Study Your Intuition

Start questioning your hunches. Study your strong feelings about that taxi, and you might say, “Oh, it’s just my fear of black taxis.” Get in the habit of paying attention to and studying your intuitive feelings.

Where does your intuition work best? If you’re always right about your intuitive stock picks, give a little credence to them. On the other hand, if your hunches about people are usually wrong, don’t follow them. Pay attention more, and you’ll develop intuition about your intuition.

Give Your Intuition Good Information

Your skill, knowledge, and experience determine the potential effectiveness of your intuition. Learn enough about a subject before expecting good hunches or before trusting the hunches. Work in the area you want more intuition in. When enough information is in your mind, it will go to work for you with or without your conscious participation, so feed it well.

Recognise your intuition, and you’ll have hunches and ideas more often. Study it, and you’ll learn when to trust it. Give it good information, and you’ll be repaid with good hunches and ideas. This is the simple formula for developing intuition.


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.

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