Improve Your Intuition

Intuition is defined as, “The ability to understand something immediately without the need for conscious reasoning.” It is that feeling in your gut, the chills that go up your arm, and the thing that makes your hair stand up.  Sometimes it may be hard to define and often we ignore it. There are ways to improve your intuition.

If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.  Usually we allow the thoughts in our head or our ego to rule. We are usually too busy to listen and notice the signs. However, if we try to improve our intuition it can help us make better decisions.

A few years ago while I was trying to sell my house, I received my first written offer.  It was great to have an offer, but, it was for considerable less than my asking price.  I needed to sell the house, but, my intuition told me to refuse the offer.  It was a bold move on my part.  I trusted my instinct and one week later, I received a much better offer.  Moments like this help us learn to trust our intuition. The more we make decisions like this, the more we will learn to trust that gut feeling.

Trusting our intuition can help us improve our health.  How many times has your body given you signs or feelings that something was not right?  Did you follow up with your doctor and find that in fact something was not quite right?

Try this exercise to improve your intuition.  If you do this on a regular basis, you will learn to trust those feelings.

  1. Find a place to sit where you will not be disturbed. Spend a few minutes taking a few deep breathes to relax.
  2. Say the following sentence to yourself or repeat it our loud. “The sky is blue.”  Notice the feeling in your body.
  3. Now say the following sentence, “The sky is green.” Did you feel a different sensation in your body?  Where did you feel it:  your heart area, your gut, or a chill up your arms?
  4. Repeat this often with other statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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