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Smirking? Don't. You Can Truly Know How to Develop Your Intuition

How to Develop Your Intuition
Developing your intuition, your sixth sense, can help you to prevent many mishaps in your life. So, if you want to experience this as well as some other advantages, inculcate intuitive powers in yourself, by following the tips suggested in this post. Read on...
MissionSelf Staff
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2018
Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. ~ Joyce Brothers
Scoffing much? Well, stop already! Your skepticism doesn't change the fact that each one of us possesses an inborn power of 'sensing' the probable outcome of an unprecedented situation or the personality and nature of a complete stranger just by looking at him/her. It's just that some of us recognize its presence and are aware of it, while some of us are so busy living (?) that we ignore it altogether. This power is nothing but intuition and which many of us loosely refer to as 'sixth sense' and 'gut feeling'. You can call it premonition but then the intuition has to be pretty specific and would involve the future with regards to a particular event. Now, you can only develop a faculty when you accept and acknowledge its presence within your being. Therefore, my first tip to you on developing your intuition is to come to terms with the fact that the sense of intuition is there in you, perhaps in its latent form, and acknowledge the fact that you are in possession of the ability to know, understand and judge situations and things before they actually happen! If you start doing this, believe me, you are already halfway through in achieving your aim. The following tips will further help you out. Have a look...

Below is a step-by-step guide on what needs to be done to tap into your subconscious mind's reservoir of intuitive faculties that allow you to pick up impressions to arrive at accurate perceptions and sound judgment without beating around the bush in pursuit of 'logical' explanations and 'rational' analysis.
Awaken Your Inner Vision
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Connect with your inner self by tapping your inner consciousness. Learn the basics of meditation and practice this everyday for at least 10-15 minutes. When you meditate, you are able to calm your mind and focus it which enables you to establish a contact with your subconscious awareness even when you are in a state of wakefulness.
Such unadulterated concentration enables you to quit ignoring your hunches and 'gut feelings' by separating your senses from material distractions and the human tendency to over-rationalize a situation. When one's mind is free from over-rationalization, he tends not to go overboard with obsessive compulsive worrying when it comes to taking even a mundane decision. This gives much clarity of vision which, more often than not, results in better and quicker decisions.
Give 'Yourself' An Appointment
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Do a quick reality check, would you? When was the last time you watched the rain/snow fall outside while relaxing on the couch with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate? When was the last time that you spent a vacation without socializing or occupying yourself on the Internet or in front of your television? My point is, a hectic lifestyle alone is not to be blamed for a lack of 'me' time. We ourselves have become so habitual to material distractions that even when we do have time for ourselves, we usually spend it in pursuit of shallow entertainment or materialistic occupations that serve to give us merely a fleeting sense of personal gratification. Now, it is unfair to expect to get in tune with oneself and one's intuition when one doesn't allow oneself even a moment of peaceful solitude. Developing one's intuition is all about tuning in to one's inner self and finding tapping the energy of the subconscious mind and for this, one needs to reserve at least five minutes of each day for introspection and quiet reflection. Just before retiring for the night, sit quietly for some time and recall the happenings, both good as well as bad, that occurred during the day. See whether you learned something new or if there was anything that you could have done differently that would have made a difference to how the day would have shaped up. This activity will help you understand yourself better and awaken the psychic abilities, in you, which you were never aware of.
Synchronize 'Self' with 'Environment'
Intuition is something that everyone is born with. It's just that the degree and extent of its dormancy varies from person to person. In the average, non-prodigious, spiritually middle-class individual, as much as over 3/4th of the faculty of intuition remains dormant for the majority of his lifetime. The reason is twofold - firstly, intuition, as such, is not acknowledged as a faculty and secondly, most of our lives are spent in the pursuit of material fulfillment and achievements that pertain to each of our own personal microcosms. Being in tune with one's surroundings from a deeper level of consciousness is the prerequisite for intuition to gather its resources upon which hunches and gut feelings are based. It is the "feel" of a situation rather than the coarse sensory information, gathered by the five biological sense organs, that gives you forebodings with respect to any unexplored terrain. Therefore, being completely in touch with one's inner voice and consulting that inner voice for interpreting your gut feelings is the way to go if you are to sharpen your intuition. Gain as much knowledge and experience as you can about a person, object and situation from any source and then compare such data with what your first impression of that person, object or situation was. The more they match, the better you can evaluate the accuracy of your intuitions. When you meet people try to analyze them. Understand human behavior and why people behave the way they do. Our subconscious mind relies on our conscious mind to make hunches and predictions, so such awareness and gaining of knowledge will definitely help you to inculcate intuition.
Woo Your Mind
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You can rely on fun games and creative activities in order to pleasure your mind into giving you access to its deeper realms of consciousness. Ply games with your mind, stir it up with fun games that goad it into giving quick impressions when faced by random situations. One such game can be asking yourself random questions which can be answered by either saying 'yes' or 'no' and when you answer these questions yourself, mentally picture a red light (for every no) and green light ( for every yes). Initially, start with asking yourself questions for which you already know the answers, such as "have you been to a foreign country" or "do you speak Spanish". As you progress at answering questions faster, ask yourself questions for which you don't have the answers. This way, you'll get better at sizing up situations from their subtle impressions that your subconscious picks up.
Record Your Impressions
Start maintaining a journal of all your gut feelings and intuitive impressions about various persons, situations or interactions that you come across on a daily basis. This will help you become more aware of yourself, your mundane environment and your understanding of the world around you. Evaluate your recorded impressions against factual data and events and compare where inaccuracies occur. Try and understand what glitch in your way of perception caused you to miss out certain subtle information that lead to such indiscrepancy between facts and impressions. This will help you improve your assessment of people and things so that your first impressions of them would be more accurate.
Solicit Expert Guidance
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You can seek out and solicit assistance from professional psychics and spiritual guides who would help you in your endeavor. So, find a good spiritual teacher for yourself to get access to scientific and effective methods of awakening your subconscious mind and sharpening your intuition. Learn scientific meditation and self-hypnosis techniques to get in touch with your inner self. Be thorough with your research while choosing a teacher though. If possible, speak to some of the former students to get a better idea of how they have benefited from the classes, before getting yourself signing in for such a course.
By developing your intuitive powers, you can do wonders for your life. Your stress will greatly reduce as you would be able to solve or prevent many of your problems. You will become more aware of yourself and the things that you really want in life. This will make you more focused. Intuitive people are believed to be more creative and imaginative. So, you too will possess these qualities, once you develop your intuitive powers. With so many benefits, it's time you start making efforts from today to develop your intuitive skills.
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