Living according to intuition is a must to create a happy holistic life. Learn how to master this skill in everyday life.
What Is Intuition
I will give you two definitions in this post. One is made according to psychologists and the other by scientists.
"Intuition is a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and nonconscious parts of our mind, and also between instinct and reason." - Psychology Today
«The only real valuable thing is intuition.»
«There is no logical way to discover these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.» - Albert Einstein
Scientific Proof of Intuition
Studies have been done and proven that more times than not, intuition is more efficient to rely on than either logic or carefully thought-out planning. With that in mind, you need to remember that intuition is hard to be described, However, it works because you use it very often in everyday life.
How To Polish Intuition
Here are ten ways that will help you to polish your intuition. You can pick up one of them at a time or start working on most of them.
1. Trust Your Guts
Research suggests that emotion and intuition have a physical presence in our gut. The gut is lined with a network of neurons, and we often call it ‘the second brain.’
It is also known as the enteric nervous system (ENS) contains about 100 million neurons, which is more than the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system but less than the brain. This is why you become ‘sick’ of having to make a tough decision or knowing you have made a bad one.
2. Feel Your Guts
Being able to feel, you will recognise your intuition, just let yourself do it. I can assure you of the following symptoms:
feeling it in your belly,
it will send a shiver down your spine,
it will goosebump your skin,
your heart will pound quicken'
your breath speeds up,
"knowing" that your intuition is there. It means that you will feel when something is right. This feeling is clear, nourishing and enriching. In the same way, you will feel when something is wrong– as n ache or a flattening.
Trusting your intuition might be difficult at first if you are not used to it so give it time and trust it inches by inch if that feels better. It will be worth it.
3. Listen to Your Intuition
It sounds obvious. Your intuition can not talk to you but listening to it is a must. Just talk less and listen more. When you start to take notice, good things will happen. You will notice when your intuition is talking and then you can make bigger use of it.
4. Be Ready to Let Bad Things Go
Negative emotions will cloud intuition. Therefore, when you are angry or depressed bad decisions can happen so easily. Research has proved that people made better intuitive choices in a word task when they were in a positive mood as compared to people in a negative mood. So, the solution is simple: transform negative thoughts and emotions to make the most of your intuition.
5. Cut Off Toxic People in Your Environment
People who drain you will make it more difficult to hear what your intuition wants you to hear. However, your intuition will inform you who is friendly and who is an energetic vampire. Nourish relationships with people who enrich and empower you and cut off from those who drain you.
Sometimes you cannot walk away from the troublesome ones and if it happens, stay in high vibrations and protect your aura. Make it your decision as the power stays with you unless you decide to give it to negative forces.
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6. Pay Attention to Your Environment
It is true that the more information you can gather from the environment, the more the intuitive, subconscious part of your brain must work. It also means that you will be more accurate in your decisions. So, pay as much attention to your environment as possible, instead of ruminating and worrying.
7. Find Time for Silence and Stillness
Staying in silence and stillness will help you to listen to your intuition. Solitude is also good as it turns down the clamour of the world so that you can tune in your guts. A busy and loud environment drowns intuitive tips. Therefore, let your mind wander. Stay open to what comes to your feelings, thoughts, or words.
8. Use Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a perfect tool to live in the present, which also means listening to and sharpening your intuition. So, focus your thoughts on your own experience in the present moment, and then mindfulness gets a shot of mental clutter and makes way for you to connect with your intuition.
9. Connect with Other Beings
And I do not only mean people here. Connect to animals, e.g., cats, dogs, horses, and dolphins. In the future, you will also be able to connect to other civilisations, currently called aliens.
Use empathy, and adjust your way of speaking to theirs (e.g., you can imitate meowing or sneaking). Do the same with body language, which is so important in communication between people. Being able to pick on the signals of others will all add to intuition.
10. Work on Your Dreams
Dreams are the brain’s way of processing information that remains from the day. Notice that they are rich with valuable data, i.e., experiences, memories, and learnings. These things can work hard if we let them.
When you pay attention to dreams, they can provide information that you may not have access to due to when you are awake. Therefore, before you fall asleep, turn your thoughts to any unresolved issues or problems.
Do not forget to think about possible options or resolutions as you are falling asleep. Then close your eyes and let your brain do the rest.
Use meditation to sharpen your intuition. Meditating will also help you to connect with other beings and listen to messages coming from them.
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In a Nutshell
Today you have learnt how to polish your intuition. Some of the tools include listening, staying positive, tuning in to other people, staying only with positive people, finding the time for solitude and reflection, and working with your dreams. Good luck with sharpening and using your intuition.
Vicky is an experienced holistic writer and coach that inspires, motivates, and encourages everyone to become the best version of themselves - physically, mentally, and spiritually.
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