Four Ways to Tap Into Your Intuition in Everyday Life

Your intuition can be a source of strength and guidance for you in your life. Often times, however, the daily grind can make it hard to tap into your intuition and access the full depth of wisdom that you have within.

These four tips by Dr Cate Howell - a published author, university lecturer and intuition expert - will help you more readily access your intuition in everyday life.

Dr Cate Howell

Dr Cate Howell

For your intuition to be active, you need space for it in your life; you need time for rest, time for beauty, and you need to engage in creative pursuits. Let’s consider how you can translate ideas such as these into practical measures for incorporating intuition into your everyday life.

1: Listen to your body

One practical measure we can put into practice each day is to tune into our body. In this day and age, we are often more aware of what is going on in our heads or outside ourselves than in our own body.

We might work in offices or at home, spend a lot of time on computers or watching television and not much time doing physical activities. Listening to your body is a positive way to apply intuition in life and stay true to yourself.

For instance, you might tune into your gut-feelings when you meet new people. You may find that you get an impression quite quickly about them. At times you might have doubted this feeling, worrying that it is judgmental or inaccurate, but you should learn to listen to it as most times it’s proven to be right. This is a very useful life skill that can help us to avoid many problems in relating to others.

2: Pay attention to your thoughts and inner voice

Sometimes a thought will pop into your mind out of the blue and hold special meaning; for example, your experience when looking for a new home of having a thought that was not characteristic of your usual ones. Or, when conducting therapy, a thought might pop into your mind that is on a different track to the current discussion but turns out to be pivotal.

These thoughts have a different nature — it is almost as though you are witnessing them. A solution to a problem you have been pondering over can come into your mind some time later. For reasons such as this, it is important to pay attention to thoughts that enter your mind that are a bit different to your usual ones.

3: Find guidance through meditation

Mindfulness and meditation have been referred to as an important step in developing intuition. We can extend this to applying intuition in your everyday life.

Apart from practising mindfulness or meditation each day, various teachers speak about asking for inner guidance in life through meditation. This can be helpful when you are seeking answers or exploring different directions in life. Whenever accessing your intuition, it is important to have a process of clearing and grounding.

4: Write

Another way to tap into intuition in our everyday life is to write. You might keep a daily journal and record your experiences or reflect on life. You might want to make your journal special — perhaps by finding an attractive journal to use or decorating a notebook.

At the start of your journal, you might consider writing about ‘what you love’. Writing about this enables us to get in touch with our spirit. Your journal is about you and your life, so read your entry about what you love before you write in your journal each time, to open up your mind and spirit to joy and possibilities. Or consider doing a brief meditation before you write, clearing the mind and asking your intuition for guidance.

Several authors refer to writing as a means of accessing everyday intuition, either through journaling or by asking specific questions and then responding to them. You could write the questions that you want to address at the top of the page. These might relate to past events, work, money or relationships.

Consider doing a short meditation and ask that you be guided by your intuition in your responses. Then go about answering the questions — trust what you write, just let the answers flow. You can ask about decisions in this way too. Some people ask the questions with their dominant hand and answer with their non-dominant hand as a way of accessing the intuitive and creative part of the mind.

These four ways are just but a few of the many ways you can adopt to tap into your intuition. You need to make a habit of them for them to be effectively useful. Tapping into your intuition could turn out not to be a one-time affair, but rather, a process. Hence, it is essential to make the above four ways habitual.

Intuition CoverDr Cate Howell is the author of Intuition - Unlock the Power. Inside you'll gain a deeper level of understanding about what intuition is, and how to tap into your inner mind to make better decisions and live with more purpose and confidence.

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