Intuition is a skill we are all born with but drown out over time in busy modern lives. It is the 6th sense, your “gut,” your “inner voice,” which always knows the best path for you in any situation or decision.
Unfortunately, only a handful of people really know how to use it to their full advantage.
To learn more, we’re working with Sonia Choquette, who has been teaching people for over 35 years on how to unleash their intuition, and has written 14 books (in 17 languages) on the subject. She has a PhD in Metaphysics and has even been featured on CNN, NBC, and ABC.
She has also been the personal intuitive advisor to Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Julia Cameron, and even Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins.
In these 5 steps, Sonia explains how you can begin to recover the ability to hear your inner voice.
In a world packed with information, disinformation, other people’s opinions and media campaigns, it’s pretty hard to differentiate between your inner voice and the voice of the external world.
Spend 30 minutes each day being alone and listening to yourself. Ask yourself questions. You’ll be surprised what answers come out of you. Take this time to let your thoughts flow and listen to yourself.
Whether you’re meditating or journaling, these 30 minutes will allow you to get in touch with who you really are and not what the world wants you to be.
To sharpen your intuition, you need to become familiar with how your inner voice speaks to you and what its personality is.
Once you have a good idea of who you are, your intuition will become louder and louder, until it overpowers all the other voices in the world.
Put yourself in someone else’s shoes
Another crucial part to intuition is the ability to feel what someone else is thinking or going through.
It’s so natural, you probably haven’t even realized that you do this already.
For example, when you’re with a friend and you pick up if they feel happy or sad. Or in a group of strangers and you sense that someone feels out of place or stressed.
This energy you’re picking up comes from your intuition. To build your intuition in relationships, you need to let go of judgment and practice putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.
By doing this, you’ll be able to read people on a deeper level. This is incredibly important as everything we do involves other people.
Once your intuition gains strength, finding a soulmate, a business partner, or picking a group of friends will end in more positive outcomes.
Acknowledge your vibes
Everyone has vibes, but few acknowledge them.
The next time you feel “something”, acknowledge this feeling, focus on it, and ask yourself what this could mean.
This vibe you’re getting might urge you to do something, warn you of something, or try to tip you off about what’s coming.
This happens a lot when you meet people. You might be left with a positive or negative vibe, and this is your intuition telling you something. And it’s up to you to acknowledge this vibe and act on it.
As you practice this, you’ll recognize your intuition when it surfaces.
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Play the “I Wonder” game
Here’s a good way to get your intuition to come out and play with you.
Say to yourself, “I wonder…,” and finish that sentence with whatever pops up. Just let your mind wander in wonderment.
“I wonder what color the next car that drives by will be.”
“I wonder who’s going to call me next.”
“I wonder what will be on special at the store today.”
Sonia always says, “Wondering is the front door to intuition,” and this game allows your mind to go beyond logical thinking and dig into intuition.
Let your intuition make money for you
When we think about wealth, business or work, intuition doesn’t seem to fit in at all. But that just isn’t true.
Some of the most successful people in the world rely on their intuition to bring in the big bucks.
Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have all publicly credited intuition for their success.
Most people wander through life without a clear path of where they want to be, and how to get there. Instead, we rely on trial and error, which can be costly and painful. Next time you work with money, tap into your intuition.
Your intuition already knows if a deal will go sour, if a business partner is cheating you out of your money or where it feels your strengths lie.
Letting your intuition guide to you to the best possible outcomes is a shortcut to a life of abundance.
This was originally published by Mindvalley.