YOU MAY THINK your intuition doesn’t work or that you don’t have intuition. A very common thought is, “I think my intuition is talking to me but I don’t know what it’s saying.” Sometimes, you think you have a gut feeling but you’re just not sure. You actually do have intuitive powers, you just don’t know how your intuition is ‘talking’ to you. There are steps you can take to access your real intuition and get valuable information it is sending you. First, you have to recognize what real intuition is like.
Most of the time, intuition is not what you think it is. It is not like a full-length movie that tells you the entire plot or detailed solutions that you have to execute. Intuition won’t tell you exactly what you have to do in a stepwise fashion either. More often it will guide you to the right answer with clues and hints. What does that mean?
During your day, you make many decisions and your intuition is always communicating with you especially while you are deciding. You are probably unaware of it because your intuition is talking to you while your thinking mind is deciding what to do. If you are the type that likes to argue with yourself as you’re making a decision, you’re probably more likely to miss what your intuition is telling you. This is because your intuition is giving you suggestions through brief ideas and nudges that can easily be drowned out by your internal self-criticism.
HOW DOES REAL INTUITION WORK INSIDE YOU?
As an analogy, it’s like walking your dog with a friend. While you’re walking most of your attention is on your friend, but every now and then your dog wants your attention. He may pull a little on the leash or whine a little trying to tell you he wants something. If you’re really engrossed in your conversation, you may ignore him and never notice that your pet is telling you something. Your intuition is like your doggie companion that is giving you signals while your thinking mind is like your conversation with your friend which absorbed all of your attention.
To access your intuition, you can follow these steps to help you get the real benefit of your intuition when making decisions.
1. Know how your intuition speaks to you and intuition characteristics, such as part of an image, feelings and pop up words or short phrases.
2. Be open to that intuitive information and don’t dismiss it.
3. Reduce your mental self-criticism by going with the flow and forgive yourself regardless of what you decide.
4. Finally, learn an intuition technique that has clear steps that can trigger your intuition at your command, and then practice using the technique whenever you can.
If you can, learn an intuition technique that works for you. An intuition technique is a step-by-step process that you can use to trigger your intuition when you want so you can practice using your intuition. As you practice using your intuition, the more familiar you’ll be with noticing when your intuition is talking to you. Give your intuition a chance to be noticed, and the more you do, the more often you’ll notice results and experience what real intuition is like.
Lisa K. PhD, is a teacher, author and speaker specializing in intuition and creator of the Intuition on Demand Technique. Known as the intuition expert, Lisa has taught hundreds of people in workshops and seminars. Lisa K.’s public appearances reach people around the world through guest speaking and online media. Learn more about Intuition at http://www.LMK88.com