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Everybody has intuitive abilities. Yes, everyone. It is not a special ability saved for the chosen ones.
We all have an intuition. We all have an intuition that wants to communicate with us and guide us on our path. And we all have an intuition that can be strengthened.
In this guide I’m going to share some tangible ways you can strengthen your intuition and use it to experience more ease and alignment in your life.
Before we get into it, I want to note the distinction between our intuition and our ego.
If we are not acting from our intuition, what are we operating from? The answer is likely to be ego.
The opposite of our intuition is our ego. Most of us tend to waver along a range of being that oscillates from love to fear.
Love being the intuition, fear being the ego.
Operating from ego does not make you a bad person- but being aware of when you are acting from ego and when you are acting from intuition can make a hugely positive impact on your life and help you to harness the power you have within.
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How to Strengthen Your Intuition
Quiet the mind and allow intuitive messages to appear during daily meditation. Make time to receive and focus on feeling open.
Meditation does not have to be sitting in silence for 2 hours per day. It can start with 10 minutes in the morning. It can look like dance. I can be a walk through nature. It can be washing the dishes. The point is quieting the mind enough let go of all the thoughts and feelings driven by ego. Its about the energetic surrender of control- so that we may become connected to our true self.
Pull a card daily and practice interpreting the symbols on the card. Give them meaning or read about their meaning in the guide book.
Try out different methods of shuffling and different methods of stopping to choose your card(s).
They can provide a lot of insight and help you get a better understanding of what your intuition wants to share with you through the cards.
If you are new to using oracle cards, I suggest reading: How to Use Oracle Cards: Guide to Using Your New Oracle Deck
Flex your intuitive muscles through guessing. Guess what color shirt your co-worker is wearing today, guess what time it is before looking at the clock. Pay attention to how it feels when you guess right.
Flexing your predicting muscle is a great practice to begin when learning how to strengthen your intuition.
Spend More Time in Nature
Get outside and connect to mother earth. Allow her to nourish your spirit. Connect to her rhythm and cycles. Take notice of your breath and ground your energy into the earth, daily.
Crystals are a great tool to use when learning how to strengthen your intuition.
Here’s a few great stones for assisting with intuition strengthening and building the confidence to trust it.
Trust Your Gut
Speaking of trust, the more you do it the stronger your intuition will become. Practice going with your initial reaction- the first feeling or thought that comes up is usually from your intuition. When you get a feeling about something or someone (especially when it comes out of nowhere) know that this may be your intuition speaking. Trust it. If later you find that your inkling was right- thank your intuition.
Getting into the habit of thanking our intuition and acknowledging when it has guided us is also a great practice when working on strengthening it.
Pay Attention to and Keep Track of Your Dreams
Messages often appear in our dreams, pay attention to them and start keeping track of what you dream about so you can interpret the symbols or piece messages together over a span of time. Consider getting a specific journal to write your drams in- keep it by your bedside and jot down as much as you can remember as soon as you wake up.
Recommended: Dream Journal
Getting familiar with your chakra system is another wonderful way to strengthen your intuition. When you become attuned to the energy of each center- you may be able to decipher intuitive messages more clearly.
For example, being aware of each energy center and their significance can deliver messages that may be helpful. Perhaps you’ll get a feeling in your solar plexus chakra and know that the message is surrounding your personal power. Or maybe you feel a sensation in your throat chakra and now the message coming through is related to communication or confidence.
Doing guided chakra meditations is a great place to start.
I also have a quick reference chakra guide to refer to when becoming familiar with your chakra system. Download it below!
Pay Attention to Synchronicities
Take note when you see repeating numbers or a specific symbol. Messages will either appear frequently in tandem or once but in a very significant way.
You can always look up the meaning of the number(s) and symbols online or invest in a few symbol books.
This angel numbers website is a quick and easy resource: Angel Numbers
Also, the auntyflo website also has a ton of great symbol interpretations- mainly for interpreting dream symbols but you can use the symbol meanings in other ways too. Auntyflo
For animal messages, check out Spirit Animal Totems.
Open up a journal and start writing. Don’t think about it or analyze it. Just let the words come through without judgement from the analytical mind. Set the intention to surrender and become a channel for intuitive messages- then just write whatever comes to mind. It may take some practice and repetition but this is one of the best ways to strengthen your intuition and get direct access to intuitive messages,
Being grounded is a signal to the universe that you are in a connected and present state- this is essential for strengthening to your intuition. When we ground our energy, we are better able to quiet the mind and operate more from our intuitive side and less from our ego side.
This guide is a helpful resource for learning how to ground your energy and exploring different grounding techniques that work for you.
Practice Connecting to Your Body
This also helps ground us into the present moment and opens up our channel for receiving messages and divine alignment. Dancing is a great way to get in the body and open up our channel. Move in a way that feels good to you, dancing can help you to break free from overwhelming thoughts and stuck energy- both of which muddle your intuition.
Use a Pendulum
Pendulums are a fun way to connect with your intuition. They’re super easy to use! Using one regularly is a wonderful idea when learning how to strengthen your intuition. It can give you clear and simple intuitive answers.
To use one, first, ground your energy (mentioned above) and clear your channel. Draw light in through your crown chakra (above your head) and bring it all the way down through each chakra and into the earth.
Hold your pendulum out in front of you and ask it to show you a “yes.” You should notice it circle or swing in a certain direction. Take note of this.
Once you have a clear “yes,” ask the pendulum to show you a clear “no.” You should see it circle or swing in a different direction. Take note of this as well!
Now that you’ve connected and set up a clear meaning for yes, and clear meaning for no- your pendulum is ready to use.
Ask a yes or no question and watch how it moves. This should give you your answer.
Pendulums are a great tool to use for connecting to your intuition and getting used to what its messages feel like.
Remember, have fun with it!
If you don’t have a pendulum yet- this Labradorite one is a beautiful start: Labradorite Pendulum
So, what do you think? Did you find some ideas for how to strengthen your intuition? Let me know!
If you have any additional intuition strengthening practice- feel free to share those as well! <3