How to Develop Your Intuition in Four Steps
I recently returned from a delightful trip to Florida to play and to work. I was invited to speak at the Energy Meditation and Parapsychology Groups in the Villages, FL. Each group reminded me of the unique ways we are intuitive even if we deny it. I was impressed at how many in the audience did recognize that we ALL have intuition and it comes in different packages. We also agreed that each of us can develop intuition.
As I reflected on this, I remembered a blog series I did over 2 years ago and thought I would revive it for you….”just in case you feel intuitively challenged”.
Here are Four Ideas to get your Sacred Gift wrapped and ready. [I’ve also included the earlier blogs I did on this topic. Scroll to the bottom.]
- Learn about different ways of “knowing without knowing”
- Notice, claim and practice which one you think might be your strength
- Take the time to Dream while waking and sleeping
- Train with some experts in the Intuitive Arts
Here we go …..
1. Learn about different ways of “knowing without knowing”
What is Intuition?
from Latin verb intueri which is usually translated as to look inside or to contemplate; flashes of illumination; ability to acquire knowledge without inference and/or the use of reason. A gut instinct or sudden insight. Carl Jung defined intuition as “perception via the unconscious”.
Are you more:
Clairvoyant – Clear seeing, See Auras, Take visual clues from the environment or person
Clairaudient – Clear hearing, Take in Sounds around you
Clairsentient – Clear sensing/feeling, Get emotional cues, are more Physical, Kinesthetic sensing
Clairtangent – Know through touch, get messages from a person’s body (a kind of clairsentience)
Claircognizant – Clear knowing, get information, words, knowledge from flashes of insight that come to you/through you
Check out this informative site I found while putting this together. I like the way she describes the different ways we can Know without Logical/Rational Knowing
As I grow to trust my brand of intuition, I know that I’m dominant in the Claircognizant (stories and words just come me) and Clairsentient (felt sense from the body). How about you?
2. Notice, claim and practice which one you think might be your strength
Spend a few minutes each day reflecting on and perhaps writing down ways you just knew something. Are you seeing colors, energy patterns, a gut response, words that just pop up, sounds that give you insight?
Begin to claim your special intuitive strength. Practice it, trust it and if you don’t already have an abundance of one or more of these listed above, you’ll be surprised at how it will grow inside of you. And if you are still not convinced, check out Idea #4 and get a little help.
Do you keep a dream journal? Do you go to sleep intending to dream? If not, start today. Our dream world is the source for our unconscious processes, the world of symbols and where we unhook from the rational, logical, must do it world.
Do you take the time during the day to just allow your self to receive – to just be? This is about your waking dreams. This includes: guided imagery, sitting or walking or moving meditation, vision boards, voice toning, dancing, writing in a journal, writing poetry, creating without planning….You get the idea…ways to just be, to stop the chatter and to find channels for your intuitive self to grow.
4. Train with some experts in the Intuitive Arts
One of my mottos is You Can Not Do It Alone. At times we just need a little help from our friends and from some wise folks who have gone before us. Are you interested in growing your Sacred Gift? Then I suggest you find someone to learn from. Here are 3 you might want to check out:
AN INVITATION TO MY READERS – DO YOU HAVE ANYONE LOCALLY OR WHO CAN WORK AT A DISTANCE TO HELP OTHERS BUILD THEIR INTUITIVE GIFT??
AND PLEASE SHARE YOUR WISDOM so that I can pass it along.
Want more on this subject? Check out Parts I and II in this series!
In PART I, we explored whether you are more intuitive or rational. Each of us has strength in one or both areas. The key is how do you employ your intuitive or rational mind to serve you and others? And how can you develop the side that might be hidden or weaker? I shared my story of how I felt Intuitively Challenged until I trained to be a Hand Analyst.
In PART II, we assessed your level of balance in your life, by reviewing your Yin and Yang beings and doings on a daily basis. How far out of (or in) balance are you? What part of your day or week needs a dose of Yin or a dose of Yang? With a balanced life that flows you are able to use your Sacred Gift and Faithful Servant to full potential.