What is Intuition?
Intuition is a tool that all of us have. Some people suggest that it’s a mystical power. Others would suggest 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. I believe that our intuition is guidance from our higher self who can see things from a higher perspective and knows what is best for us.
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 there is some part of our brain that has accumulated a tremendous amount of wisdom. Listening to that little voice can be a good thing.
Try these techniques to strengthen 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 it, if our minds are busy with other things. Meditation is a great way to clear the mind and make room for our intuition to come shining through. A simple technique to clear your mind is to simply count your breaths and attempt to stay focused on your breathing. Avoid letting your mind wander. Don’t worry if thoughts come into your mind – they will do – it’s impossible to stop them when you’re just getting started. Just imagine these thoughts are in bubbles that just come and go. Let them float by and pay not attention to them. Then, once you have finished your meditation, grab your journal and record any insights that come to you. This will be your intuitive guidance.
Record your dreams. Our dreams can be full of useful information. Many psychologists believe that we workout our challenges in our sleep. It’s difficult for most of us to remember our dreams. Studies show that we average 5 dreams per night, and most of us are lucky to even remember one. 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. Dreams tend to fade from memory quickly. Review your dreams and see if there might be any information you can use in your life. I have been doing this for a while now and it is so weird how a lot of the themes fit together and patterns start to form. It is also possible to predict events in your dreams by looking at the events and symbols from dreams and how similar things may manifest in your life weeks later.
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.
Relax your mind. Many people find that their best ideas come while their mind is busy, but not too busy. Some examples commonly cited include, walking, driving down the highway, taking a shower, 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. I love journaling and I have only been doing it for 7 months. I find that what I write manifests, when I want it to, and it is also great for when you have all sorts of things going on in your mind and, by writing all these thoughts down in your journal, you feel much lighter and can even start to see solutions, once they are on paper. It’s like having your own psychotherapist as you are accessing your subconscious mind and intuition when you journal. Watch out for my new program – Journal Power – where I teach you how to journal to help you achieve your dreams. In the meantime, why not download my FREE MANIFESTATION JOURNAL right now by clicking HERE.
Here are some more tips to help strengthen your intuition:
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 bigger decisions. Intuition is a tether to the subconscious. It’s your ultimate source of wisdom and creative energy. Make life easier and richer by utilizing all of your resources. Remember, that if you do nothing else, try to make regular time each day for meditation and journal practice as these activities are the best to help strengthen your intuition. You can also use oracle cards to help you connect with your higher self and get guidance to help you make better decisions
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