Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, to connect with the meaning of something or someone without a need for conscious reasoning or logic.
Developing your intuition is about connection. Connection to the knowing, feeling, seeing and sensing you have within yourself. It’s about understanding and developing it is about learning how to shift your focus from informed logic to knowingness without logic.
To develop intuition is a practice of shifting your focus from what is regular and logical to what is inspired and non-ordinary. It’s about re-centering your attention inward, shifting your focus away from the outward. It’s about moving from the space of the mind, to the space of the heart.
5 Ways to Improve Your Intuitive Abilities
shift your gaze
See the world as an observer, as though you are in a classroom, working on a large experiment.
When you step back and watch the experiment as a whole, you notice more intricate and influencing factors, than you from straining to look through a microscope at just one element. Both sharp focus and wide gaze are needed to understand and interpret the entire science project.
Step back and close your eyes. Walk into a new environment or even an old one, as though your eyes were trying to find the hidden image in a magic-eye picture. Shifting your sight to a soft gaze, rather than hard glare. This is holistic way of seeing and it also opens your intuitive sight. With a soft relaxed gaze you can not only see auras, but you can also see and feel the subtle changes in the environment that were unavailable to you before. You pick up on cues in your environment that you never could have noticed before - simply with softening your eyes.
open to receive love
You are well versed in the giving of love. Pouring out the energy from your heart onto the world around. Sending love energy out, rarely practicing reversing the cycle with a return of the energy back to your heart - a return inward.
Connecting with your inner knowingness starts with a focus on lighting the fire within your own heart and regularly reeling back in all the love energy you out. Accept a compliment without explaining it away. If someone holds the door for you, walk through. Begin treating yourself to hand massages, pedicures and aromatherapy-filled head scratches.
Make the return of receiving love a natural part of your life.
The more that you incorporate and notice loving energy being sent towards you, the more you will notice the many other types of energy signals people send your direction. But first, you must get comfortable with receiving the very basic signal sent from person to person: love.
Create space for focus
Incorporate a period of time where you are not connected of any other strings that pull you. Releasing your connection from outside influences of television, radio, email, phone calls or text messages. Releasing your cords of connection to all, except that which connects your physical body to the world within - the world of your own soul. To the strings that hold together your internal space.
Start with a few moments every day where you spend time alone, in reflection. Spend this time reflecting on the warmth of a tea glass against your palms or reflecting on the songs of two birds in the branches above you over your lunch hour. It could be a small meditation. A moment where you are connected to no one, except the wanderings of your own soul
Notice emotions when they happen . . . then let them go.
Living in the moment is freedom from thoughts and emotions gathered from experiences in any other moment other than now.
Just as you notice emotions in others as they develop, begin to notice emotions as they rise inside of yourself. Notice when you start to feel betrayed, ignored, sad or disappointed. Then immediately state how you feel out loud into the space around you. If what you feel is somehow not acceptable in the social space you are in, excuse yourself to the nearest sink. Turn on the running water and speak your emotions into the flow of the water as they are carried away down the drain.
As you do this, you’ll start to notice yourself having less ‘unresolved’ feelings and energy inside of yourself and you’ll have more free space inside to gain awareness in the present moment. you’ll actually be there - rather than in the emotions from this morning.You’ll have clarity within.
Speak from the heart space
Listening is the real power of intuition. Intuition is understanding without logic. Understanding yourself and understanding others comes from listening to what is being said to you. This understanding occurs with words only when combined with the unspoken language of energy. Hearing what others are saying, how they say it and interpreting what they need from the combined language of emotions and words is what is at the heart of intuitive knowing and intuitive feeling.
Combining the words people say with the feeling behind them is the essence entire awareness from the heart. Intuition is the ability to read someone with your mind via the words and through their emotion, to gain the collective picture.
Take an Opening Your Gifts class
On this website, I offer a 10-day program to help you open your intuitive gifts. This program includes daily lessons, exercises and video mentoring, from yours truly. It's an independent study program and as such, it can be joined from any place in the world . . .as long as there is internet.
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