Your intuition is an incredibly powerful tool, set up to protect you from many dangers and negative influences in the world around you.
It can be something as subtle as encouraging you to walk down a dark alley late at night or encouraging you to look over your shoulder when you cross the park, or it can be a voice in your head warning you to move away from a specific section of a sidewalk a few moments before a car rushes into a tree where you were before.
Our society today has a love/hate relationship with this powerful force. On the one hand, many are encouraged to “trust their instincts”, however, our factual society demands evidence for something to be taken seriously, an area where our intuition will fail.
Working a bit like a muscle in the body, your intuition can be developed and strengthened by specific steps, techniques and targeted exercises, or it can decrease in power and strength by ignoring it and dropping it on the sidelines. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Here are 12 tips to help you strengthen your power of intuition today:
1. Don’t underestimate the power of dreams.
Often your dreams are used as a means of communication, providing you with messages that your intuition or your subconscious is trying to express.
They are also used by guardian spirits and higher powers to communicate with you. Do not underestimate the secrets they may hold.
2. Practice mindfulness.
If you allow yourself to worry too much about what has been and what is to come, it may cause you to completely ignore what is happening here and now.
Learn to pay attention to your surroundings, focusing on the present moment.
3. Play with your intuition.
If you do the art of listening to your intuition for a task or chore, it will quickly become stressful. High-stress levels can effectively lower your intuition and leave you in the dark again. Instead, turn the process into a game.
Before looking at your watch, try to guess what time it is. If you hear a knock on the door, guess who might be there before answering.
4. Spend time in nature.
The natural world connects with us on a deep spiritual level. It speaks to our soul, strengthens our positive energy and increases our vibrations.
From all this it works together to strengthen the power of your intuition, allowing it to connect to higher universal energy. Allow yourself to spend time in nature regularly.
5. Take note of your energy levels.
A sign that is often overlooked, the level of energy that you feel when you are near specific people or when you enter specific places, can act as a warning sign. If you notice that whenever you are near a particular person, you feel drained or exhausted, be careful.
However, if you feel optimistic and alive, it may indicate that this person is a positive force on your life.
Recommended: How to Measure the Frequency of your Vibrations.
6. Pay attention to the clues.
Your intuition is not always going to speak loudly and clearly. Often these are messages that are nothing more than a whisper. This is especially true at the start of your journey.
Most people, unaware of what to listen to, miss most of the messages that their intuition is trying to share. Learn to listen and pay attention to the smallest clues.
7. Practice daily meditation.
It doesn’t have to last long, but even a short meditation each day will help clear your mind of negative thoughts and focus on the message that your intuition may be trying to send you.
Too often we fight a cluttered mind, making it impossible to hear the messages sent to us. This short practice will help you focus your thoughts and be more open to communication.
8. Ask a higher power for help
Regardless of what you believe in, what religion you associate with, or where you are on your spiritual journey, most of us will agree that there is some kind of higher power or energy.
Allow yourself to reach out and ask for their advice and, most importantly, keep an open mind, heart, and soul while waiting for a response.
9. Take action.
When your intuition delivers a message, act immediately. By paying attention and directing this warning, you are effectively strengthening communication between your conscious and subconscious mind, allowing your intuition to speak louder and more often.
10. Listen to your body.
You may find that your body reacts differently to specific situations – it is often an extension of your intuition.
If, for example, you notice that the mere thought of a specific situation makes you instantly nauseated, this is a good sign to avoid things.
11. Test your intuition.
As you work to improve your intuition, allow yourself to test where you are right now. If you have a feeling that something might happen, write it down with the time and date. Hang in there and wait to see if these predictions come true.
As you strengthen your intuition, you will notice how often these intuitions are rooted in the truth, which will encourage you to have more self-confidence.
12. Watch for signs.
The message you are looking for may not take the form of a physical feeling or a personal emotion. Instead, this important message can be revealed to you through signs in the world around you.
Pay attention to small details and nuances. Do you see the same number everywhere you look? Suddenly notice butterflies all around you?