Today’s world may be overwhelming! Each year, society appears to spin around more and more technology, screens, and stress.
It’s too easy to become absorbed by our own imperfectly curated Instagram feeds or overwhelmed by the never-ending 24-hour news cycle.
It’s no surprise that we frequently find ourselves caught in negative cycles of anxiety, fear, and stress.
Fortunately, we are all born with access to a tool that can assist us in overcoming today’s modern difficulties.
A tool that may assist us in navigating life and staying on the proper track.
It is our one true superpower, an ancient knowledge ingrained in us. What I’m referring to is your sixth sense!
Intuition. The definition of intuition is “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.”
In other words, it’s the crossing of the gap between our conscious and subconscious minds. Have you ever had an inexplicable sensation in your stomach that told you whether something you were doing was right or wrong?
That was your intuition speaking. Now consider what your life would be like if you could access that inner guidance system at any time.
We all have the sacred ability to grow and strengthen our intuition. The more we utilize it, the greater its potential for growth becomes. Consider your intuition as a muscle that requires exercise and nutrition to grow.
Let’s look at the ten best ways to get in tune and develop your amazing gift!
1. Meditate: We’ve all heard that we should be meditating. We hear about it all the time! Let’s look at meditation through the lens of helping us tune into and develop our intuition.
Intuition has a hushed voice for most individuals. It might be difficult to hear our intuition if we’re preoccupied with daily life’s pressures. Meditation is an excellent method to clear the mind, reduce the constant inner dialogue, and make room for our instincts to show through.
2. Dreams: Our cognitive brain is in command during our waking hours.
Our subconscious mind is overridden by logical and rational thinking.
However, while our conscious mind sleeps, our inner subconscious shines through.
We may discover a lot about overcoming difficulties or issues while listening to this inner consciousness.
Keep a dream diary. Keep a notepad and pen next to your bed and try to write down everything you remember about your dreams as soon as you get up.
This takes practice; however, over time, you will be able to see patterns and occasions where your inner consciousness is trying to help you solve problems or guide you in the right direction.
Dreams fade rapidly from memory once you wake up, so keep an eye out for your dream diary before anything else.
3. Nature: One of the greatest methods to quiet the mind is to spend time in nature and away from technology.
Nature is a wonderful method for reconnecting with our evolutionary selves and spiritual instincts. We have an opportunity to dip our toes into another world, a world where intuition rules. This is where we came from; our ancestors relied on their intuition for everything, including finding food, avoiding predators, and locating the correct route.
4. Get creative: Do something different! Alter, create, draw or build anything that stimulates your creative imagination.
As adults, our inner voice is subdued by duties and life demands. Rekindling innovative pathways by accessing this creative side of our brain can help re-ignite the pathways to amplify our intuitions.
5. Get in tune with all your senses: Your intuition may manifest through your five senses.
It could manifest as a strange or pleasurable physical feeling inside your body or a fleeting idea that seems to emerge from nowhere. It might be activated by the scent of a flower, for example. Start paying attention to and noting everything about yourself.
When was the last time you concentrated on your breathing, sense of smell, and taste? We have all heard the phrase, “stop and smell the roses,” but it really can help develop your intuition. The more you practice getting in tune with these senses, the more your “6th sense” can flourish.
6. Follow Your Hunches:
7. Switch up your daily routine:
Test out your hunches to develop your intuition.
Keep a journal and note down every time you have a hunch while going about your daily routine.
When the little voice murmurs in, make a note of it so you can track and see how these hunches play out.
The conscious mind prefers order and routine, but the more regimented your life is, the more your inner voice is suppressed.
When you’re occupied, it’s challenging to hear that little voice inside your head.
Changing things up can throw your cognitive brain for a loop, allowing your intuition to shine through. Escape from the boring daily routine, slow down, and do something different.
8. Breathwork: Breathwork is one of the best ways to quiet the mind and get in tune with your inner voice.
Try a 4-7-8 method to allow your intuition to shine through and bring your consciousness to the present.
9. Think less, feel more: Our intuition is more accurate than our intellect. Our brains are always reasoning, doubting, and thinking their way through the day.
We don’t even notice it anymore after so many years of this. If everyone could hear all of our thoughts, they would believe us to be insane!
Try to relax and “feel” things more. Feelings that are based in reality are also rooted in your body. Pay attention to the tiny signals your body provides you with, such as a racing heart or a knot in your stomach. These sentiments will never deceive you. Learn to pay attention to them more.
We’ve all had a situation where you meet someone and just have a bad feeling about them.
Maybe they are deceiving you or mistreating someone, and your physical body may react to it. If you pay more attention to these bodily sensations, you can avoid numerous distressing, unpleasant, or uncomfortable situations.
This is your intuition speaking and attempting to guide you in the right direction.
10. Gratitude: It’s easy to focus on the bad in today’s world and forget about all we have to be grateful for.
We’ve all done it! It can be tempting to overlook our health, family relationships, food, water, or even our home or community.
Every day, take a moment to note and appreciate a few of these wonderful things that we are lucky enough to have in our lives.
Gratitude has been scientifically studied and proven to be a powerful, genuine tools. Consider how a few of those fortunate qualities may improve our daily existence. Gratitude may open many doors to a better life, which will help us develop our intuitions!