Once we make the choice to embrace and heighten our intuitive senses, we discover a variety of ways to accomplish these tasks. Let yourself be guided to what will be most effective for you. Everyone is unique in his or her learning development and style, so try a number of different methodologies to see what educational options work best for you. I’ve found that the options that worked best for me at one time may not be as effective for me at other times. Keep your mind and psychic tool box open to a host of different resources and you’ll be amazed at the progress you can make.
Noticing what we notice can be a great technique for starting the process of enhancing our intuition, but it’s also helpful to use at any time on our path on the psychic frontier. Sometimes we get caught up in the demands put upon us in our lives, be it with family, job or other area of concern, and we can forget about utilizing our intuitive faculties. Our awareness of it can wane. It’s still there on the job for us, but minus the awareness of it, we can put it in the background. Often when we’re doing this, we’re going through a stressful period in life, and our lack of awareness of it comes at a time when we most need our psychic resources. We can let our external world trump our internal world, but we can also let a part of our internal world, our mind, trump another aspect of our internal world, our psyche, that still, small voice coming from the eternal part of ourselves. Our mind is there to serve us, but how often do we let it forge ahead and take charge of our lives? When engaging our intuition, it helps to get out of our minds and get as close as we can to experiencing no thoughts.
I’ve read about and practiced a lot of exercises geared toward strengthening intuition, including determining who was calling me when my telephone rang (we don’t always have to immediately look at caller ID), getting someone to call you, which elevator in a bank of elevators would arrive first, and knowing the time. Since we’ve all been conditioned to utilize our mind more than our intuition, however, there’s a risk of rushing to use our mind in completing these exercises, instead of tuning in psychically. Remember, since we all have free will, even our intuitive impressions can’t be 100% accurate all the time. Don’t’ feel bad when an impression did not play out with full accuracy. We receive the impressions we receive. We can’t let ourselves become attached to them. The more we flex the intuitive muscle, the stronger it becomes.
There are steps we can take to move our mind to the side and engage our intuition. When you notice something, like an incoming phone call, stop. Take a breath. Do your best to clear your mind. Think of nothing. Don’t guess who’s calling you or which elevator will arrive first. Simply stop, clear and step into your awareness. What’s the first impression, in whatever form, that you receive? What do you feel? What do you see in your mind’s eye? What voice do you hear? When you clear your mind first, then tune into your innate radar system, you’re taking your results beyond the realm of guessing. If you get no discernable impressions, that’s okay. Keep attempting to engage your intuition and you will make a connection. If the impression(s) you received isn’t accurate every time, particularly when you first start utilizing this technique, don’t worry about it. The more you work on this, the more accurate will be the impressions you receive. Work on this every day. Flex your intuitive muscle. Let the impressions in, even the ones you don’t want to want to hear or believe to be true. We’ve been trained to put a heavy emphasis on our thoughts, many of which were given to us by others, rather than recognizing the intuitive impressions we receive.
Notice what you notice as you go about your day. If something or someone stands out to you in some way, pay attention to that. This will help you become more aware. As we become more aware, the veils held over our eyes, thoughts and other senses fall to the ground and we see things more as they truly are, not what we’ve been told they are or what we want them to be. Heightened awareness opens the door to your intuition. The more we engage our intuition, the more psychically and psychologically stronger we become to better face life when we experience it more as it truly is. When the things we deem “negative” arise more in our consciousness, this can be stressful, sometimes even traumatic. Yet the things we deem “positive” that rise to the surface in our awareness can seem overwhelming, too. Strength comes with practice.
I recently noticed my thought of people who seemingly appear out of nowhere to help you just at the time you need it and then they disappear and you never see them again. I held onto this thought and considered how that hadn’t happened to me for some time. I also wondered how often in my life I’d been that mysterious helper for others. Later that morning I discovered my dog had somehow slipped his leash off of a steak outside and wandered off somewhere. I went out looking for him and asked a woman walking by if she had seen him. She said that she hadn’t and I walked around the block searching for my dog. As I returned, I encountered this woman again and she said she’d seen him as she was walking and she’d brought him back home and put him in the house. She was my angel as she could have saved his life. How often do we perform some small task, like holding open a door for someone with an armful of packages or smile at someone because we sense he or she is having a bad day and it turns out that act played a pivotal role in his or her life? I’ve talked to people who have told me about experiences like that. One man said he was thinking about committing suicide, but because someone struck up a conversation with him and in the course of it said, “Don’t worry, man. It’s gonna get better,” he didn’t do it.
The paradox of all this is that often times what seems like small stuff is in fact big, important, life-changing stuff to us or the person we briefly encounter. When we utilize our intuition with the little things on a daily basis, it helps us gain a new level of awareness. We start to see the big stuff and see through the lies concerning it more clearly.
We’re all made up of energy. Note the type of energy you encounter every day. When we choose to utilize good, positive energy, we can make positive, sometimes pivotal, changes in our lives and in the lives of others. We only have to choose to take action in this regard. A lot of people think humans are basically bad. I don’t know if that started out as an intentional lie or just inaccurate information, but it’s not true. Humans can, have and are doing bad things. Very bad things. However, it takes a free will choice, a commitment to that choice and action to perform those bad things. The process is not an automatic thing. If you’re open to it and look around you, you’ll find lots of people behaving in very good, helpful ways towards others because they used their free will choice and made a commitment to act in positive, loving ways. Practice noticing what you notice every day, inside of you and in the world around you, and see if you begin strengthening your intuition and making wiser choices in your life. Noticing the small things in life on a daily basis and logging these accounts, at least in the beginning as you increase your awareness of your intuition, helps you become mindful of your intuition on a daily basis. When you’re aware of it, and you know it’s right there with you all the time, you’re going to engage it more often and receive information you need to know to live a better life.