3 Tips to Train Your Intuition
We are all naturally intuitive. You don’t need to learn to ‘become’ intuitive because you already ‘are’ intuitive.
I liken intuition to a muscle – the more you use it, the stronger it becomes. In today’s society the muscle of the mind is very developed, and in some cases over developed. Hence we ignore our internal guidance. Intuition when combined with the intellect opens up amazing opportunities and offers a wealth of knowledge and information that we’re not able to access with just the mind alone.
Recall an event or situation when you used your intuition. What was obvious about your intuition? How did it speak to you? What did you notice?
It takes practice to learn to recognise your intuition, to then trust your intuition and finally to follow it's guidance.
1. Pay Attention to Your Body
Our bodies are very wise, yet so often ignored. Next time you meet someone, notice any sensations in your body. What's your body telling you? Are you left feeling drained or excited? Do you cross your arms as if protecting yourself? Do you feel anything inside your body – for instance has your heart rate increased, or is there a sensation in your stomach? Start paying attention to the signals your body is giving you then ask yourself what those signals mean to you.
2. Ask Yourself a Question
If you want to practice your intuition, get used to asking yourself a question and let the answer reveal itself. For example, close your eyes, imagine your feet are connected to the ground, connect to your breath and then simply ask yourself a question. Rather than chase an answer, let the answer come to you. It may be revealed as a symbol, as a visual picture, as a knowing, as a colour, as a sensation in the body or as a voice. Don’t judge what you receive, just observe what answer or insight comes to you.
3. Notice What you Feel
If you have a decision to make, imagine you have made the decision and then notice how you feel. For instance, take Decision A. Imagine you have made this decision then ask yourself how you feel. What does life feel like having made this decision? How do you feel emotionally? What do you notice in your body? Now do the exact same exercise with Decision B. Pay attention to what comes up for you. Are you excited? Do you experience a sense of something not being right. Are you happy?
Try these three techniques and see which one works best for you. Practice, practice, practice.