How to get in touch with your intuion
In this blog I will discuss the steps that can help you get in touch with your intuition.
Step 1 – Self Affirmation
- Get in touch with what you like about yourself,
- Think of what you’re proud of about yourself (present and past successes)
People tend to be able to think more clearly when they are in touch with their positive self. To the degree you can find you’re positive self is the degree to which you are in a place to get in touch with your 6th sense.
Step 2 – Get yourself in a calm state
- Stop what you’re doing and find your calm space.
- Meditation is also valuable in getting yourself to be relaxed.
Intuitive abilities will work well when someone is someone has their energy free to focus on their intuition.
Step 3 – Flow
- There are many techniques to accomplish this; the objective is to feel as though you are part of process,
- The Zen expression would be “to be one with the experience”, to be mindful and not judgmental. To be totally immersed in the experience.
If you want more information about Flow you can read:
” Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by
- Lastly, Become a neutral observer and notice don’t try
and force an intuitive response.
Note: There are many different techniques you can use to complete each of the above steps. If you would like us to work together using other approaches to: access your positive self, get calmer, be in flow, call or email me and we can discuss what else you can do to get to these emotional places.
Two Different Uses for Intuition
At this point I want to talk about two uses of intuition:
- The first way we can use our intuition is when we have no idea of what’s going on or what we should do next; I will call this “Situation Confusion”.
- The second situation is when we have several options and you don’t know which to choose. “Decision Confusion”
After you have completed the first three steps mentioned, the fourth step to using your intuition for dealing with “Situational Confusion” is: “Learning and Exploration”.
Learning and Exploration for “Situational Confusion”
Start by thinking specifically what question you want answered.
Note: Some people benefit from writing down the question. The purpose of this is to help focus you for your intuition.
Step 4 – Gathering Information
The next thing to do is to get information about the situation. You might think about similar situations in the past specifically and what’s worked and what hasn’t. Explore other places and talk to people where you can get more information. In Oprah’s August 2011 issue of her magazine “O” says: “I take in all the information that I can gather. I listen to proposals, and advise.”
Step 5 – Incubate
Let your ideas hatch. Now it’s time to go on auto pilot. Let go and think about other things. Some people call this “background processing”. Trust your unconscious to give you at least a new perspective or often times it will give you the answer “gift wrapped” in an “Aha” moment.
Step 6 – Decide, Set a plan, and Enact The Plan
Intuition will serve you when it turns into a plan that you take action on.
Later on I will give you some thoughts about what’s going on when the process doesn’t work.
Intuition for “Situational Confusion”:
Using your intuition when you have several choices and you don’t know which one to choose. Use steps 1 – 3 as mentioned above.
Step 7 – Imagine each choice
Each choice has its consequences and implications in as much detail as possible. You might even want to write/ type out the details. As you explore each option notice:
- The internal voice in your head.
- Physical sensations in your body.
- Resistance to thinking about a specific option and its details.
- Your emotional response as your thinking about that possibility.
Now we can go back and use the same the process that I have given for “Situational Confusion” (which I restate so that it’s easier to follow):
Step 8 – Incubate Let your ideas hatch
Now it’s time to go on auto pilot. Let go think about other things. Some people call
it “background processing”. Trust your unconscious to give at least give you a new perspective or often times it will give you the answer “gift wrapped” in an “Aha” moment.
Step 9 – Decide, Set a plan, and Enact The Plan
Intuition will serve you when you turn it into a plan that you take action on.