Intuition is your most powerful resource for living at the highest level in today’s modern world, and the greatest inventors, innovators, creative’s, artists, and leaders, heartily agree with this. Steve Jobs relied heavily on intuition to guide him to create Apple, one of the most successful companies in the history of business. Richard Branson openly acknowledges intuition as a valuable component in his success, along with Mark Zuckerman, creator of Facebook. Einstein said it was the most important sense of all.
Your intuition protects you from danger. It points you in the direction of opportunity. It leads you toward positive relationships and away from those that aren’t. It saves you time, gives you great ideas, and brings in more joy and satisfaction. It can even protect yours health. It is your internal GPS system and serves to help you succeed in every way. Best of all, it’s natural, so everyone has it, including you. So given it’s so important, let’s get on to HOW to tap into yours.
Start by taking a few moments every day to breathe in deeply and relax. Notice where you are, what you hear and see, sense and feel, and what is consuming your energy. Then turn your attention inward and become aware of your inner landscape. You can do this in the shower or just after parking your car. It can be as you wash your hands before dinner or while you wait for the train on your way home from work. It can be while folding laundry or watering your plants.
No matter where you are, get quiet, breathe in and ask, “What is my intuition trying to tell me right now?” There is no need to focus on any particular thing as you do this. Simply listen to your heart, much like you would listen to a dear friend speaking to you on the phone.
It may take a moment or two for your mental chatter to quiet down. Be patient. It will. Relax and breathe as you listen. As you do, become aware of any gut feelings, bright ideas, flashes, creative impulses, or thoughts that may cross your mind. All of these are the calling cards of intuition. It’s important to pay attention as they arise quickly and leave just as quickly, so it is necessary to practice becoming aware of their subtlety.
Also know that intuitive feelings arise in many forms, and can even vary from day to day. You may hear them in your mind one day, feel them, sense them, see them, or simply have a direct feeling as if to say, “I just know” the next.
If possible, verbally acknowledge your intuitive feelings out loud as they dance across your mind. As the saying goes, “If you name it, you claim it.”
The more you give your intuition importance, the more it has to offer, and the better your life will be for it, in every way.