Intuition is a tool that all of us have, often it seems like a mystical power when it is working well, yet it is something we can all cultivate. Others would suggest that it is 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.
As we get older, we often learn to ignore that little voice. We turn to logic and focus on being practical, yet we have accumulated profound experiences through our lives, and there is a part of our brain that has accumulated a tremendous amount of wisdom. Listening to that little voice can be a good thing.
Techniques to Develop Intuition
Try these techniques to develop your intuition:
1. Meditate each day. 5-10 minutes is fine if that is all you can manage with your schedule. One characteristic of intuition is that it mostly has a soft. It can be challenging to notice it if our minds are busy with other things. Meditation is a 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.
2. Record your dreams. Our dreams can be full of useful information. Certain psychologists believe that we work out our challenges in our sleep. It is sometimes difficult for us to remember our dreams. Studies show that we average five dreams per night, often 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.
3. Follow your intuition as one 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 are listening and responding. You will be more likely to hear from it in the future.
4. Put aside dedicated thinking time when you are walking, driving down the highway, taking a shower, and listening to the rain. Think about the times you have had great ideas. Try to put yourself in similar situations more frequently.
5. Keep a journal. Spare 7-12 minutes each day to write in a journal. Sometimes, putting things down on paper opens a floodgate of ideas and inspiration. Study what you have written. You are likely to find insights you have not considered.
• Keep your journals in a safe place, so you will feel more comfortable with being honest and thorough.
Identify and solving the challenges in your life that are causing stress can be alleviated by being in-touch with and listening to your intuition. It also releases your imagination and creativity. Your intuition is a great resource, but it is important to nurture it. Start with smaller things. When your intuition has proven it is dependable, use it to make bigger decisions.
Intuition is a tether to the subconscious. It is your ultimate source of wisdom and creative energy. Make life easier and richer by using all your resources.