Some people have the misconception that in order to be highly intuitive, you have to don huge hooped earrings and drape a lurex purple shawl around your shoulders. And not only that, it’s thought that you also have to be ever so slightly quirky and a little bit “strange” in order to be “psychic” or intuitive.
The word “psychic” is derived from the Greek word psychikos or “of the mind” and refers in part to the human mind or psyche. In Greek, the word also means “soul”. And since every living person (or animal) has a soul, we all have the ability of intuition regardless of your love (or dislike) of big hooped earrings or whether you like colourful shawls draped around your body or not.
Intuition unfortunately has a dubious reputation in our world and is likened to trickery or what some may call “airy fairy” ways of thinking. Practical or conventional wisdom has a tendency to dismiss it as something intangible or mystical and some even go as far as to say that it’s a “woman’s way of thinking”. Convention has us believing that men have hunches and gut responses , whereas only women have a woman’s intuition”.
These are all misconceptions. Women are no more intuitive than men. We are all born equal and intuition (when truly understood and listened to) can become your best friend in your everyday life regardless of whether you are a man or a woman.
Intuition does not need data to provide any information in order to get the answer. With the right training and practice we are also able to answer questions about things which we may not even consciously know anything about.
Here are some basic tips to start off with. There are many more in-depth exercises to get deeper into your intuition but here are three basic steps to get you started.
1. Begin By Being Open Minded
Intuition requires us to be open minded about things, which in general, we tend to have deep rooted beliefs about. Usually those beliefs are so ingrained in our psyche that it’s difficult to shift from. Make it a point, as of today, to open yourself up to the simple belief that there are other possibilities than those we have held on to all our lives.
Believe the impossible or if that’s asking for too much, at least pretend to believe the impossible. What starts off as a pretending game will soon reveal the secrets your intuition holds and you will come to realise it is not a game but very real.
2. Everything, Yes EVERYTHING is a Sign
It’s our interpretation that is off-key sometimes.
• If something pops into your mind, it’s popping into your mind for a reason.
• If you feel an ache in some part of your body, it’s aching for a reason.
• If you have an undeniable urge to take action and you don’t know why, it’s because there’s a reason behind it (which you may come to realise later).
Nothing is random. Nothing is a coincidence. Everything has a rhyme and a reason behind it. It’s because we choose not to see the signs that we make mistakes and choose the wrong directions in life. Once you listen to your intuition, you WILL be guided in every aspect of your life.
3. Trust Your Intuition
This step is easier said than done for those of us who are starting out but I believe that if just this one step is taken, your intuition will be in full flow. Knowing to trust your intuition is a scary prospect as most of us have made mistakes in interpreting a sign or a gut feeling.
However, once you get the hang of it, you will learn to distinguish what is coming directly from your intuition from what is being taken from imagination and logic.
There’s no doubt that it will take some time and effort to acquire the finesse of the astonishing capabilities of your intuition but when working at its best, it will prove to be a remarkable tool in your everyday life.
The amazing beauty of intuition is that it’s an innate ability and an integral part of every one of us. Unfortunately, it’s a lost ability for many people as they mature into adulthood but with a little spit and polish, we can all hone and enhance our lives with the ability of intuition and once we learn to use it well, we will literally feel lost without it!
Catrima Gabrielle is an accredited NLP Master Practitioner & Hypnotherapist.
She is also an established Intuitive Therapist & Animal Communicator with over
10 years of Remote Viewing & Telepathy experience.
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