We all have an intuition, that ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. It is a natural gift each one of has and that we are born with. It is innate in us. Our intuition interacts with us on a daily basis and is with us with every experience from making a major life decision to deciding what to buy when in a shopping store.
Have you ever walked into a bookstore, a game store or what have you because you felt drawn to it? Or chose a restaurant to go to because you had a hunch it would be worth it to go there? Or met someone and instantly felt a connection but couldn’t figure out why? Or also, visited a place and realize that it was somewhere you needed to be at that exact moment of your life. This is your intuition guiding you to people, places, and experiences meant for your soul’s growth and expansion.
Apart from guiding us towards something, our intuition also serves a warning device. It helps us avoid certain situations, making a bad decision or a relationship that we should stay away from. An easy example is going on a date for the first time and getting a bad vibe about the person. That “bad vibe” is you sensing that person’s energy. Most times we get to find out why you didn’t get the greatest feeling about the person, object or place, other times, we don’t.
We receive good and bad vibes all day in our homes or family dwellings, work environments, personal relationships, health matters, and other aspects of our lives. Intuitive impressions help us with major life decisions and also prepare and inform of us things to come or things that have passed. And that is why we need to hitch our sixth sense up and let it do it’s work – let it guide us and warn us.
Meditation is a tried and true technique to tap into your inner wisdom and communicate with your higher self or a spirit guide. It not only helps with stress relief but also opens the door to your intuition. A simple meditation technique is concentrating on your breath for 5 minutes or repeating a mantra such as “Om Shanti,” which means inner peace in your mind.
If you lack focus and concentration while being still, I suggest doing a walking meditation like walking in the park and taking in the sounds and smells of the season. You can also create, write, or do anything that brings peace and stillness to your mind.
Quiet Time, Checking In & Reflections
Set aside time each day for 10-15 minutes to turn off all electronics, check out from life, and tune into yourself. During this time, notice how you feel emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. You can pose a question to yourself about a particular concern such as “Is this career transition right for me?” Notice what feelings, emotions, or impressions arise. Write down what you experienced and practice this throughout the week at the end of your day.
Energy sensing is a simple technique and one you can practice with yourself or with another person. Get into a calm meditative state. When you feel more relaxed, bring your awareness to your heart center. Notice how your heart feels. Pay attention to any feelings, colors, blockages that may arise. You can practice this with other chakra centers as well such as the throat, third eye or solar plexus. Engage with a family member or a friend and practice sensing each other’s energy centers or chakras with our hands. It is a really powerful way to intuitively sense information about someone spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Becoming more aware of energy allows you to be sensitive and open to new information.
Signs & Symbols
Begin to notice repeating signs, symbols, or numbers in your environment. This may be a message from the universe, spirit guide, or your intuition guiding you or showing you something. For the longest time, I saw the numbers 1212 everywhere and took that as a sign of transformation and higher knowledge. You can interpret the sign as what you feel it may mean. Also notice how you feel or what you are thinking about when you see the sign as a potential way to interpret it.
In our dream state we are open and highly receptive to connecting with our intuition. Start to keep a dream journal or take notes in your phone of the dreams you have. Pay attention to recurring themes, symbols, or feelings you experience in them. You can also concentrate on a concern or question at night before you go to bed. The next morning write down what you received if anything. Be patient as this exercise doesn’t always work immediately. You may also want to get some crystals for dreaming to help enhance your connection. Place them under your pillow at night before you fall asleep.
Start with these tips and keep practicing, honing until they resonate in you. The important thing to remember is here is that we don’t put too much control on things around us, instead open our senses to our surroundings to harness energy and help us sharpen our sixth sense. From here you can soon start developing your own methods or practices to build on. Let your intuition guide you.