Has your intuition been hiding under a rock?
Let’s find out how we can uncover and lift it so that you can use your hidden superpower and share it with the world.
What exactly is intuition? You may believe it’s a supernatural force or simply the brain analysing facts at a subconscious level and sending you “hunches” based on that analysis. Either way, there’s no denying that intuition is a powerful force that you can develop.
Have you ever thought about a particular person, and they ring you? Or perhaps you guessed the next song that played on the radio. What about walking into a situation that you just didn’t feel was right, like buying a new car or house. These are some examples of your intuition, or as many people call it, your “gut” feeling.
To some degree, all of us are intuitive. This depends on how much we use our intuition and trust it. The more we use it, the stronger it becomes, like a muscle.
Here are some tips for developing your intuition:
Trust your Inner Voice: Your inner voice is your best counsellor, advisor, and friend. Too often, we look outside for guidance (which is ok from time to time); however, we need to learn to trust our inner voice and listen to the guidance of our intuitive insights and gut feelings. As Dr Wayne Dyer said: “If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.”
Meditate: Spending time in solitude and being centered within yourself especially first thing in the morning, is a great way to develop your intuition. In those times of quietness, you will often get an idea or answer that you have been looking for.
Get Creative: Einstein said that “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. So start getting creative and fire up your imagination either through creative visualisation, drawing, poetry or journaling or creative writing; whatever it is, get those creative juices flowing.
Pay attention to subtle messages: Take note of your intuitive hits and misses. This is very important, and we teach this to all our students who do the *Silva Method Intuition training. These are our clues, and they help us recognise what we did and how we did it. We call it a point of reference.
Listen to your Intuition each day: Technically known as the enteric nervous system, the second brain consists of sheaths of neurons embedded in the walls of our gut. “The second brain contains some 100 million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system’’ Michael Gershon says. Neuro-gastroenterologist and author of the 1998 book, The Second Brain (HarperCollins). So, what does that mean? Well, they are called gut feelings for a reason.
Dreams leave clues: Pay attention to your dreams; when we are in altered states like Alpha & Theta, we can connect and tap into our subconscious mind, and our inner thoughts can be interpreted in our dreams.
Mood is a big factor: Our intuitive capacities are associated with our current mood, so being in a positive, relaxed mood makes us more likely to use our feelings and intuitive hunches in the decision-making process. You cannot access your intuition in a stressed state, hence the relationship with mediation and intuition.
Trust yourself: You are the only person that can hinder or develop your intuition. Have fun and make it a game and just go with the flow. Use your senses to guide you, pay attention to the signs and when you get it wrong, ask yourself what was different this time? Was it fear or wishful thinking, and make a point of reference? As Abraham Hicks would say
‘’ You can’t get it wrong because you’ll never get it done’’.
*The Silva Method is a 4-day dynamic meditation program that allows you to reprogram the subconscious mind through guided imagery to create the life of your design. To learn more about The Silva Method, click on the link.