Many people have natural intuitive abilities, and most don’t even realize them to be special, unique, or interesting - because it is something that has always been with them.
Imagine that you have beautiful blue eyes.
You were born with them. Well, you might not think they are as special, beautiful, cool, or unique because they are so normal and commonplace to you - you almost can’t see the beauty in them until someone points it out for you - because it’s just a part of who you are. Many people often only notice the beauty in something exotic and unfamiliar - such as traveling to another country!
It takes the true awareness seeker, to notice the beauty right beneath their feet.
It’s not a question of whether or not you have intuitive abilities, it’s a question of which ones are strongest and most naturally active in you at the current time.
These are the abilities you can begin to strengthen and develop.
The popular myth that intuitive abilities are a gift you are born with, and that some people aren’t born with them is, actually, not a sad fact. It is not true that you are either gifted or you aren’t.
Everyone is intuitive.
Everyone is born intuitive. As a spiritual being placed onto this Earth, we get taught and conditioned out of trusting it. We are often taught as children not to trust ourselves and our own judgement, but to trust the judgement of our parents, our brothers, our friends over our own.
Intuitive abilities can be taught out so easily, it’s often done accidentally. So easily, that many adults work their lives to integrate them back in and release the doubt they have in trusting their own perceptions and feelings.
Here’s how it can happen:
Imagine little you, as 4 yrs old, right after bedtime, you hear your parents fighting and you get up from your room, in your jams with your stuffed animal and go to your mom’s and dad’s room. There, you ask your mom and dad if they are okay.
Clearly, they are not, because you heard fighting. But, in an effort to soothe you and lure you back to sleep and now feeling bad because you overheard their fight, they say, everything is fine!
Here's what just went down:
Everything was not fine.
Someone told you it was.
In that singular instant you were taught that what you perceived could not be trusted.
Now, think of 1,000 other times you perceived something, and another person told you that it wasn't accurate. This can happen in our adult lives, too. In romantic lives (especially so), in friendships, any time when you share your feelings, thoughts or perceptions and someone says, “No! You’re wrong!” . . . even if you weren’t (you usually aren’t), you re-teach yourself, with the help of others,
“Oh, I’m bad at reading body language. I misinterpreted that."
No one is bad at reading body language. We need to be able to read and perceive the thoughts of others for our own survival - just like I talked about minutes ago. It’s skill and an ability all humans are born with, some may argue, as essential as the need for a secure shelter.
Spiritual World vs. Physical World
There are our physical world senses and there are spiritual world senses. We can even say that the physical world senses are mirrors and direct matches to the spiritual world senses.
We are both a physical body and a spiritual body - you’re a soul inside that physical frame - and we all have senses which help us navigate the joint realms in which we naturally operate.
The intuitive senses are nothing more than your Spiritual-self, YOUR soul self way of interpreting the world. So it’s really not a matter of IF you have them, it’s a matter of which ones you are already using most naturally and identifying which ones are already manifesting for you in the physical world, so that you can begin to translate those abilities to manifesting and using them in the spiritual world.
The four different intuitive abilities (spiritual senses) can be paired with the physical senses:
Clairvoyance & clear seeing / physical sight
Clairaudience & clear hearing / physical, external sound
Clairsentience & clear feeling / physical touch, taste, smell
Claircognizance & clear knowing / mental logic and brain processing
When you identify your strongest interpretive sense in the physical world, this usually pairs with your strongest sense in the spiritual world - it usually acts as an indicator of your strongest intuitive ability. You can often do this simply by asking your friends and family how to help them understand a problem or navigate the world. Everyone is a natural helper, and to help someone, you must internally, or intuitively know what they need.
Ability Identification Tip:
The way in which you offer help to others, is often the way your intuitive abilities already manifest in the physical world.
Are you emotional support? That’s clairsentience.
Are you logistical planning (foresight)? That’s clairvoyance.
Are you good writing and thinking the best and most compassionate way to say difficult things - like writing a resignation letter or breaking up with a boyfriend (clear speaking)? That’s clairaudience.
Do you often come up with strokes of genius or brilliant plans (thinking and ideas)? That’s claircognizance.
Ask those in your life how you are most helpful.
What are your strengths in providing help to others?
Then link these ideas, with the associated intuitive sense above. The more answers you collect, the more validation you have that particular sense. . . . naturally.