Simple Things You Can Do To Connect With Your Intuition Now

Anybody can do these. No psychic background required.

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How would you like to have a mentor, a trusted source, who always steers you in the best possible direction?

Even better, how would you like to have that advisor with you all the time?

No, this is not an ad for Siri. By learning to develop your intuition, you will always have the best guidance you could possibly ask for.

You don’t need any psychic background, or meditation or visualization experience. You’re ready to get started, right now.

See your intuition as a partner

The more you trust your intuition, the more it will be available to you to advise you on all areas of your life.

If you’re having mixed feelings — people pulling you in this direction and that — what does your intuition have to say? Let your intuition be the final arbiter in all your life decisions. Over time, it will grow ever stronger, and you will find that you and your intuition are more in tune.

See your intuition as more than an assistant — see it as a partner, your most trusted friend. Most importantly, thank your intuition. When its advice steers you in the right direction, express your gratitude. Gratitude is the key to abundance, and your intuition is here to help guide you on the path to that abundance.

Be out of your mind

If we humans are good at anything, it is overthinking things.

When we have a decision to make, we can spend hours ruminating on the pros and cons. We analyze every point in the past in which we have made a similar decision.

The problem is, making decisions this way imprisons us in our past. It doesn’t allow us maximum capacity to grow for the future.

Next time you have a decision to make, don’t let the overthinking kick in. Get out of your own mind and just do. Act one way or the other on the spur of the moment, and trust that your intuition will point you in the best direction… which it will, in every moment, if you trust it.

A bonus of being out of your mind is that you recover all that time and energy that you would have spent overthinking. Now it’s available to you for other endeavors.

Best advice is to start small. The first time you get out of your mind, don’t do it on a decision like whether to change careers or buy a home. Make it a decision like what to have for dinner tonight. Trust your intuition, thank your intuition, and as you build a bond with it, you’ll be prepared to call on its assistance with heftier choices.

Carry a notepad and pen with you at all times

A smartphone with a notes app or a voice recorder will work just as well, if you prefer.

Sometimes things will come to you “out of the blue.” It could be a name that seems memorable. A date. A scene from a movie. When these pop into your head unexpectedly, jot them down. They may mean something later.

Pay attention to the alpha state

Alpha brain waves are those that occur when you’re lying in bed, just waking up. You’ve come awake from the dream state (theta waves) but you’re not yet fully awake (beta waves). In this state, your consciousness is loose and not focused on anything in particular. This is an ideal state for intuitional revelations to come to you.

I like to keep a notepad by my bed for thoughts that come to me as I awaken, as well as to journal anything I remember from dreams. I will discuss journaling dreams below.

Even when the body is awake and moving in the morning, it can take longer for the brain to fully wake up. This is known as sleep inertia. Have you ever sat at your desk for hours, totally devoid of ideas, and the next morning those ideas magically come while you’re in the shower, or brushing your teeth? You’re probably still in alpha.

Alpha is also the state your brain drifts into when you’re daydreaming or when you’re meditating.

Journal your dreams

Your dreams provide hints as to your inner self, your subconscious. Keep a journal in which, when you wake up, you write down what you can remember of the dream(s) you had.

Then, as you are writing, if any revelations come to you about the meaning of the dreams, write those down too. Again, be out of your mind. Don’t sit there for an hour thinking, “What could this mean?”

Look at the events going on in your life and see if any of the dream could be taken as advice, advice from a part of yourself that senses and feels deeper. If nothing comes to you immediately, file it under “more information needed” and don’t worry about it for the time being.

A word of caution…

There are “dream dictionaries” out there which purport to tell you what your dreams symbolize. I would encourage you to avoid these one-size-fits-all references and instead use your intuition to explore what your dream’s symbols mean to you, personally.

In a previous post, I discussed alligators as a recurring symbols in my dreams. As I wrote about my dreams, my intuition led me to realize that it is uncommon for alligators to attack humans. Therefore I understood that to me, alligators represented avoidable danger… and I found corresponding areas of my life where I could sidestep trouble.

Journal the events of your day

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

There’s a lot of wisdom in children’s nursery rhymes.

Just as you write down the events of your dreams, write down the details of any event in your waking life on which you wish your intuition to weigh in. You will find that often, angles on the situation you had never considered “come to you” from other parts of your consciousness as you write.

Once again, be out of your mind. Don’t sit there thinking, “What does this mean?” for an extended period of time. If nothing comes to you, trust that the meaning will be revealed when you are ready, and be grateful to your intuition in advance.

Realize that everything happens for a reason — there are no coincidences

Look for intuitional revelations in the strangest places — a commercial that appears on TV, an ad at the bus stop, a headline in the newspaper.

I’ll give you an example from my own life. My friends and I were at a local pizza lounge. Thanks to COVID-19 there were no sports on, so the bartender had the third Star Wars movie on TV. That’s the one where Anakin turned against his Jedi brethren and became Darth Vader.

As we half-watched the movie in the background, we discussed a regular customer at the lounge who had become rather weird lately. He’d had a few snippy conversations and had unfriended everyone who worked at the restaurant on social media. “I can’t figure him out,” I said, and the others agreed.

I looked up at the screen, where Anakin had gone to Jedi Master Yoda for advice.

“The fear of loss is a path to the dark side,” said Yoda.

The question we could not answer for ourselves had just been answered by a 900-year-old alien in a galaxy far, far away. The more you trust your intuition, the more you will notice these “hints” everywhere.

In summary…

There are several ways writing can develop your intuition. Jot down events that “just come to you” out of the blue as you go about your day. Write down notes about dreams you had and waking events you experienced, and see if any revelations or new understandings come along as you write.

Getting out of your mind is key. These new understandings will come from a place of feeling, not thinking or overthinking. Also, understand that messages from your intuition can come in any form — even as something as mundane as a sign on the wall.

Most importantly, thank your intuition — show gratitude when it brings forth a revelation. Gratitude will complete the cycle and make your intuition even more powerful in the future.

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Beliefs | Intuition | Dreams | Journaling | Connector | Inspirer | Former College Teacher | Twitter: @paulryburn

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