We all get that gut feeling. The one that tells us to take a different way home, only to find out you avoided an accident along with your usual route. It’s the same one that causes us to think about a friend just moments before we unexpectedly hear from them. Some may call that kind of thing coincidence. Others call it intuition.
Intuition is knowing or feeling something based on instinct, not reasoning. It can be a strange sensation. We’re often taught to make decisions with our rational minds and not to follow our hunches. When in doubt, we look elsewhere for answers. We ask our friends, our family members, or the internet. Our decisions become influenced by cultural pressures and societal norms. We focus on what we “should” do by other people’s standards and less on what we truly want for ourselves.
Next time you’re faced with a decision, try listening to your gut. It’s not always easy. Sometimes we tune out those instinctive feelings in favor of reason. We need to recognize our intuition when it strikes. It speaks differently to everyone and takes different forms. It might be a quick flash of vision or come as a word or thought in your mind. It may be physical, like butterflies in your stomach or goosebumps. It can also be an emotional experience, like sudden, inexplicable fear or euphoria.
Some people experience their intuition so strongly, their perceptions extend to others. This is often what we refer to as psychic ability. Gifted psychics are usually those with a heightened intuition, but you don’t be psychic to be highly intuitive. Developing your intuition can help you know yourself better, overcome self-doubt and feel more confident about your decision-making.
Start to awaken your intuition with these four simple methods:
Our intuition is often a quiet voice in the back of our mind. Meditation can help us silence all the other noise and just focus in on that inner voice. Let your thoughts flow and take note of what that voice says.
Any creative activity can be therapeutic. Drawing, painting or writing allows you to freely express yourself. Drawing or writing without rules or judgment, can help us open our subconscious. Let the words or images flow from your fingertips and let your intuition speak.
LISTEN TO YOUR DREAMS
Our conscious minds are usually so busy, we can’t hear what the subconscious mind is saying. However, when we go to sleep at night, our subconscious come alive and can run wild in our dreams. When you wake, record your dreams and see what your intuition is telling you.
SPEND TIME IN NATURE
Connecting with the earth has a grounding experience that can bring us back to ourselves. It allows us to unplug, use our senses, and spot the natural beauty all around us. A perfect setting for letting your mind wander!
If you’re struggling to get in touch with your intuition, a spiritual advisor can help. Talk to a Zodiac Psychic and let help you discover a deep understanding of who you are and what you want and need in life.