Intuition

First of all, lets demystify this thing called intuition; everyone has intuition.  We all have used our intuition as children, and probably continue to use it everyday.  We may not identify it as such, but it is there none the less.  It isn’t just one sense.  It isn’t the sixth sense.  It is all of our senses combined.  However, we do tend to use one sense more than the others, but the best is to learn to use all of your senses when developing your intuition.  And it isn’t that we need to develop our intuition, as it is to recognize when we use our intuition and then trust that the information is correct. 

The problem is our intuition is always correct, but our interpretation of our intuition is what we need to work on developing.  And we need to take a more conscious role in using our intuitive process.  We will then begin to develop the habit of using our intuition and our perception.  We can take control of our intuition once we understand it and how it works.

Step 1

 

Do a quick ‘body check’ to get centered.  Go through your body quickly and establish what is happening with you right now.  Notice how you perceive with your 5 senses- touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing- as well as any thoughts, memories and feelings you are aware of. 

Step 2

 

Focus on a question: Focus on a question that you want answered, and form it with clarity.  Know what you want to know.  If you aren’t clear, your intuition won’t be clear.

Step 3

 

 

 

Note your first impressions: Everything should be noted, even things that you think might be distractions, because when dealing with your intuition there are no distractions, everything in your field of perception is important.  When you clearly ask a question then your intuition uses your senses to answer your query.  Therefore there are no distractions, and no matter what it is, a cold finger, a shooting pain in your foot, a car beeping it’s horn, the clock ticking, a neighbor shouting obscenities. It becomes important to bring everything into your perceptual field, and in as much detail as possible. The more you practice noting your first impressions, the better you will become intuitively.

Step 4

 

 

 

 

Interpreting your impressions:  This is where we make our mistakes when it comes to our intuition.  Unfortunately, we don’t usually begin with a guide that chats in our ear, or read the tarot without years of experience.  However, the best Intuitive uses the tarot as a tool to express their intuition.  (Not to learn the hundreds of different meanings each card has, but rather to pick up on their own intuition and what they feel, see, hear or know the cards are telling them.)  So, if your foot hurts, what does your foot symbolize?  Is it taking the next step?  Is it representing a memory of something that happened to you at an earlier age with your foot?  So, when writing down our interpretations of our impressions, we need to understand our symbols and what they mean to us, how we feel about them, what they remind us of, and any thoughts that come to us.

Unfortunately, once we develop this skill, we aren’t as effective at intuitively answering our own questions. We begin to expect things and put our own wants and desires in answering our questions.  Therefore, you will need to learn how to trick your mind, so that it doesn’t know what the question is.  Blind tests work well, this requires writing down your questions and either have someone else answer them with out knowing what your questions are, or yourself picking out a question from several different folded questions, so you are unaware of which question you are answering.

The process is quite simple:  Laura Day uses the best examples I know to begin the intuition process, in her books, Practical Intuition (a series of books) and The Circle (highly recommended)

Are you ready for an Intuition Test ?

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