How to Harness Your Intuition on a Daily Basis
“I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.” Albert Einstein
Intuition is one of our most powerful senses. It could be referred to as our 6th sense, an innate gift, something that can really help us find peace and clarity in our busy lives. It is not something that we get taught and often it is something that is sidelined as being less important than other natural (or for that matter unnatural) forces. However, being in tune with and learning to trust our intuition can help us in our lives and can help making decisions and choices a more aligned and graceful process. Many aspects of life can be enhanced from “tuning into” our intuition. Being closely aligned with your intuition it, recognising it, trusting it and acting on it can help us feel more peaceful and graceful. Relaxing into following our intuition can help with everything from what to eat for dinner to whether to end a relationship.
Enhancing and re-sensitising our senses is one way to begin to open up and feel all the senses and can really help to connect more deeply with our intuitive self. Moving from a mind based way of being to an intuitive way of being takes some practice like anything. Here are what I hope to be some enjoyable ways to start:
- create a space in your home that feels calm and relaxed. This could be an armchair, a corner with a beanbag or a pillow on the floor . Make it as comfortable as possible so that you can use it to sit silently and in comfort there.
- schedule times during your day to go to your space to sit for 5 or 10 mins at a time. Just sitting silently on a regular basis helps to quite our mind and feel our body. Learning to feel ourselves is a big part of connecting with our intuition.
- take time out to do activities that you love like dance, sport, walking outside in the woods, swimming, yoga etc. These things help you to feel connected to yourself and to create a sense of inner bliss.
- write. Writing seemingly randomly can be a wonderful way to access your intuition. You may like to choose a subject and just free write. Or you can just write and see what comes out. After some days you may be surprised what insights seem to be coming from your pen.
- when you are relaxed maybe as you are going to sleep, breathe deeply and ask yourself a deep question – listen and see what answer comes.
- practice (while in a quiet space) imagining yourself surrounded with a beautiful light of silver or gold or purple. Feel the cells of your body being en-livened by the energy of this light.
- find time to sit still quietly each day, feel your feet on the floor, notice your breath, feel your body and get in tune with your natural rhythm and flow
- listen to your favourite music, listen to new music – music can tap into parts of the brain that dont get activated on a daily basis. Music also helps us to open up and feel joy.
- activities such as driving, washing up and walking that follow a repetitive pattern can help you get into that intuition zone
Notice how your intuition shows itself. Some people get goosebumps, some people may find a sense of deep inner knowing. Some may feel a stone in the pit of their stomach, others may hear a voice. You will begin to learn what your body’s signals mean. You can try them on simple things like what to eat or where to go or which route to take. Gradually over time you will become more and more aware of what certain feelings feel like and the body responses to what they mean. Play with this and see what happens when you do the opposite of what you feel. You might like to keep some notes about your experiences and so that you can track your process. Try not to get too logical about it. But do keep going and see how connecting with and following your intuition can impact your life and help you move through it in a more relaxed way. Wouldn’t it be exciting if we were all more connected with our innate 6th sense, our intuition? I wonder how things might be different then. . .