Have you ever had gut feelings about something that proved to be correct? Have you ever thought about someone, and then, they called you on the phone shortly thereafter? Have you ever dreamt about something while sleeping that ended up happening in real life? Have you ever felt guided and avoided danger? Have you ever walked into a room and felt uncomfortable with the room itself or the people there? All of these are examples of intuitive abilities or our sixth sense. Although some are more tuned into their sixth sense than others, we all possess these abilities. If we hone our abilities, however, we can benefit greatly from them.
The following are some ways in which we can develop our intuitive abilities:
- The first step is to want our intuitive abilities to become stronger. If we intend it to happen, it will eventually happen when we are ready for it to happen.
- Practice being aware of your intuitive hunches and follow them. The more we pay attention to our intuitive guidance, the stronger it will become. Likewise, the more often that we follow our intuition, the stronger it will become, and the more accurate it will become.
- We can also improve out intuition by flipping a coin and trying to guess whether the outcome will be heads or tails. If we focus on what the outcome may be, and we get a result of more than 50% accuracy, we are awakening our intuitive abilities. Similarly, we could do this by rolling dice or by using three playing cards and trying to guess which numbers on the dice will come up or which card will be dealt.
- Author, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, mentions in his book, Unleashing Your Psychic Powers, that scientists have used ESP cards since the early 1900’s to test people’s intuitive abilities. You can create your own ESP cards by drawing a different symbol on five cards. For example, a star could be on one of the cards, a circle on another card, etc. After shuffling the cards, one tries to determine which card will be dealt. Dr. Goldberg suggests doing this 25 times and recording the results of one’s accuracy. Because there are five cards in the deck, anything above 20% accuracy is considered to be intuitive ability.
- Once we practice with dice, coins, or cards, we could further develop our intuitive abilities by practising going within. We can do this by closing our eyes and asking for an answer to a question that we are seeking. We may see the answer before our eyes, we may hear the answer, or the information may simply come to us. The information may come to us immediately, or it may come to us later as we go about our day. The answer may also come to us on TV, on the radio, or it could be something we read or something someone says. The secret is to be aware of everything, and the answer will eventually come.
- We could even think about a question that we have before falling asleep. By doing this, the answer may come to us in the form of a dream while we are sleeping.
There are many fun ways in which we can develop our intuitive abilities. The key is to want it to happen, to become more aware, to follow our intuitive guidance, to practice, and to be patient. It will happen when we are ready for it to happen. As the saying goes: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
© Trish LeSage 2014