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Developing intuition starts by realizing you have it already. Everyone on the planet has this innate divine gift because we are all divine beings – the key is learning to trust your intuition when you receive it. If you’ve ever had a hunch about something, that was intuition. You don’t have to be a professional psychic or tarot reader to utilize and improve your intuition.

Intuition is just your mind & body recognizing and using more than what you are consciously aware of. It’s being able to tap into more than just your 5 basic senses and tune into your inner guidance about which directions to move in in every area of your life. But can you trust your intuition? How do you improve it?

Developing Intuition In Three Steps

1. Recognize it and encourage it.

2. Study it to make it more trustworthy.

3. Get quiet and tune into your senses.

4. Give it good information to work with.

woman trusting her intuition

Recognize Your Intuition

Try to find areas in your own life where you naturally intuitively operate. What is something that you are just naturally good at without studying? What is an area where you trust your gut and it is almost always right? That is your intuition speaking, continue to listen and nurture it.

Of course, intuition can also be a warning device. When you get the sense “something isn’t right here” that is your intuition talking and you’d be smart to pay attention.

Have you ever considered purchasing a car and then you start seeing them all over? Looking for and recognizing a thing trains your mind to find more of it. The same process will happen if you watch for your intuition – you’ll start to see more of it.

Unfortunately, a strong hunch can be for irrelevant reasons too. If you were hit by a yellow taxi as a child, you might have “intuitive” hunches not to get into yellow taxis for the rest of your life. So even learning to recognize your intuition and encourage it may leave you wondering when to trust it.

Study Your Intuition to trust your intuition

Start questioning your hunches. Study your strong feelings about that taxi, and you might say, “Oh, it’s just my fear of yellow taxis.” Get in the habit of paying attention to and studying your intuitive feelings.

Where does your intuition work best? If you’re always right about your intuitive stock picks, give a little credence to them. On the other hand, if your hunches about people are usually wrong, don’t follow them. Just pay attention more, and you’ll be developing intuition about your intuition.

Tune Into Your Senses to begin to trust your intuition

We all have the sixth sense which is known as intuition, however intuition often utilizes our existing senses and bodily tools to guide and propel us in certain directions. Have you ever gotten goosebumps that wasn’t climate related? Or felt a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach? Or a tightness in your chest? Have you ever just known something but you didn’t know how you knew? Or heard an inner voice give you a subtle yet gentle direction? If so those are all ways our higher selves communicate with us – those are the ways that you experience your intuition.

These senses in the spiritual world are known as the Clairs and there are 6 of them all dealing with the senses:

  • Seeing is most known as Clairvoyance
  • Hearing is most known as Clairaudience
  • Knowing is most known as Claircognizance
  • Feeling is most known as Clairsentience
  • Tasting is most known as Clairalience
  • Smelling is most known as Clairgustance

Most of us utilize one of the first four senses/clairs predominantly but we all can access all of them with practice. One of the easiest ways to start to develop your awareness of your predominant sense is to just take mental notice of how you most like to learn or receive information. Are you an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic type of learner? What ways do you notice that you learn best? Also what ways do you notice that you receive inner guidance in most?

For me it’s basically all 6 senses now, however the main 4 are most prevalent in my life, and clairaudience, clairvoyance, and clairsentience are the most prominent day-to-day experience. But that took years of cultivation and tuning into my senses to be able to experience all 4 primary ones like that.

When you begin to tune into your senses and your predominant clairs you’ll begin to be aware of the messages that you are receiving which will then allow you to trust your intuition more because you are no longer in the dark about your decisions in life.

Give Your Intuition Good Information

Your skill, knowledge, confidence, and experience determine the potential effectiveness of your intuition. Learn enough about a subject, before expecting good hunches about it, or before trusting the hunches. Work in the area you want more intuition in. When enough information is in your mind, it will go to work for you with or without your conscious participation, so feed it well.

Also note that intuition works beyond the mind so you may be able to tap into universal knowledge and simply just know something because your higher self knows it. Being guided to certain books, areas of interests, or subjects are apart of developing your intuition. You grow and expand in your interests and you begin to receive intuitive hits on whatever endeavors you are participating in.

Your intuition is also great in helping you to utilize discernment when it comes to other people, relationships, and interactions. By tuning into your intuitive faculties or your senses you begin to receive inner guidance on whether or not to engage in a particular interaction or relationship.

Your intuitions is always giving you guidance because you are more than just human, and the more you tune into your intuition the more you’ll recognize the guidance you receive and begin to trust your intuition more often.

So, to sum up everything we’ve covered in the post:

1.Recognize your intuition and you’ll have hunches and ideas more often.

2. Study it and you’ll learn when to trust it.

3. Tune into your senses to begin to become aware of how you receive your intuition.

4. Give it good information and you’ll be repaid with good hunches and ideas.

This is the simple formula for developing and trusting your intuition.

Your Turn! I’d love to hear from you.

What aha or insight from today’s blog post resonated with you most? And more importantly, how can you put it in action today? Leave a comment below and let me know. Then, go and implement your insights!

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To your divine life & business,

Rachael Alexander