Intuition – How To Develop It?

Josh asked how to develop intuition, how to refine the ‘intuitive voice’ and how to maintain the internal intuitive conversation.
These are great questions.  At the bottom of this post I’ll make the first suggestion. Let’s first say this – the ideal setting is to work into these questions live, in an intuition workshop retreat. We can then go beyond what can be done here on a blog; here are some of the things we would cover in an Intuition Retreat:

1. What is instinct (gut feeling) and what is intuition?
2. What are the different levels of intuition?
3. What is the range of the intuitive faculties?
4. Intuition about places, people and situations.
5. The law of resonance and intuition.
6. What are the ways in which your body’s intelligence communicate?
7. What is intelligence? What are your multiple intelligences?
8. How do you learn to listen and develop a dialogue with these intelligences?
9. Can you attract intelligence from outside of you? If yes, how?
10. How do you turn on your inner “Doppler radar”?
11. The brain, the mind and the power of the mind.
12. Practicals to switch on the intuitive faculties.
13. Practicals to follow the intuitive voice.
14. Creating a plan to develop your IGS (Internal Guidance System).

Here is a starter point until we get to the workshop: Intuition is a natural part of your system. We are all born with it but in the process of becoming an adult, we often sacrifice the small inner voice to the much louder and more demanding pressures of our family, our jobs, our education and social acceptance. In effect, we learn to close off to what is coming from the inside.  As an adult, most of us are trained to pay more attention to the approval of others than to the approval of our own instincts, and in fact, we are often taught to disregard or discount our instincts or inner voice.

Therefore, the journey to rediscover your instinct and intuitive voice is to first unlearn the cultural conditioning that you and others have put upon yourself. This is the conditioning which discredits and dis-empowers your intuitive faculties.

To begin, you need to set aside time to pay attention, to tune in, to listen to what you feel. Actively practice awareness toward sensing more clearly what energizes you, what makes you tired and fatigued, what attracts or repels you, when you feel relaxed and when you feel uneasy. You will start to notice that different parts of you react differently – your brain, your emotions, your instinct, each have their distinct voice. Practice paying attention to these things.

In the next post in this series I will offer a few more steps you can make towards engaging your intuition.

© Aviv Shahar

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