Connect to your Intuition
What is intuition?
Intuition is the ability to accurately, instinctually, know things. These knowings don't come from the thinking mind. Your higher self can communicate with energies on a spiritual level. Your spirit isn't inside of you; you are inside of it. It is energy that extends far beyond your physical body. It transcends time and space as we know it. Even though you might not be conscious of it, humans always receive intuitive information. As we awaken to the Universe's spiritual nature, our conscious awareness can expand to include intuitive and psychic information.
How does intuition work?
It's helpful to learn how information can be intuitively received. The most common ways are through the "clairs," which are similar to your five senses, but they perceive other levels of reality than your normal five senses do. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses regarding which Clair senses work best for them, and you can learn to communicate effectively with any of them.
Clairvoyance means clear sight. These are usually images you see inside of your head.
Clairaudience means clear hearing. These are sounds that convey messages.
Claircognizance means clear knowing. These are ideas that seem to appear in your mind.
Clairsentience means clear feeling. Sensations in your body that give you messages. A typical example is a gut feeling.
Clairalience means clear smelling.
Clairgustance clear tasting.
How do you already use intuition?
Brainstorm the ways that you are already receiving intuitive information. You definitely are, whether you are aware of it or not. Think about times when answers seem to come, or you instinctively know what to do. Think about times that you feel inspired. How does the information come to you? Do you get a feeling? A flash of an image in your mind? It is probably something that seems natural and normal to you, so you probably don't even think of it as intuition.
Intend to deepen your intuition.
Set the intention to perceive clear messages from your higher self. I like to write out intention statements in the present tense and repeat them every day for several weeks. For example, your intention statements could look like this:
I believe that I receive intuitive messages from my higher self.
My intuition is strong.
Then repeat these a few times every day, with an open heart. Watch as the Universe conspires to prove this statement true. Keep believing, and the magical world will bloom before your eyes. There is so much more going on under the surface than we notice in everyday life. It will reveal itself to you with intention, time, and an open heart.
Meditate to connect to your higher self and deepen your intuition.
You are not your body, your mind, or your emotions. Those things make up your being while you are here on Earth, but a deep, eternal part of you is connected to the whole Universe. If you are in touch with this part of yourself, you can gain access to intuitive information and guidance. A simple way to do this is to meditate. Here is a simple meditation designed to begin to get to know your true self:
1. Repeat your intention statements and intend that you will be able to surrender your mind and emotions, put them aside, and spend time with your soul.
2. Relax your body completely.
3. Relax your mind. If you are having trouble relaxing your mind, try getting still and doing a brain dump onto paper before you meditate. Write out anything that's bothering you, tasks you need to complete, basically anything on your mind. Then intend to put these things aside for the short time you are meditating. I also like to intend that I will remember any details I need to remember after the meditation, and I make sure I have time to journal afterward, too.
4. Try to expand your awareness and intend to become aware of your spirit. It might feel like a spark or a stirring in your chest. It might feel like a presence of love. Try to relax and let it unfold naturally. Become aware of any sensations and feelings that you weren't feeling before. Spend this time (anywhere from 5-30 minutes) quietly with your spirit.
It may take several attempts at this mediation to start feeling anything, but that's okay. It takes time. Just keep practicing, and eventually, you will have profound experiences.
Enjoy the process.
Live Your Magical Life 😊