Your Intuition – the dormant superpower
Intuition is something everyone relies on to help them make good decisions.
- But what if our intuition isn’t as strong as it could be?
- How can we make it stronger?
I start with a definition to help you understand intuition
and then I’ve listed some helpful ways to increase it’s effectiveness.
• Intuition is a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without using our logical processing or analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and unconscious parts of our mind, and also between instinct and reason.
Trusting your intuition is the process of increasing it.
When you start trusting your slight intuitive urges, you strengthen your trusting in it. When you trust it you are in fact becoming familiar with it’s way of communicating, what it’s attempting to communicate as well as increasing your sensitivity to it’s urges. However, trust doesn’t mean merely observing, it’s also acting on what it tells you. The fact is, If you don’t trust the little that shows you, you fail to increase it’s strength. You need to be able to identify what feels right and/or wrong and if you don’t allow your intuition to communicate this, you won’t recognize it.
Meditating can improve mental focus and strengthen the channel by which your intuition can deliver sensitive direction. If you can find the time to contemplate or meditate to help you focus and increase your ability to translate the intuitive urges.
Your body knowledge
Your body is what’s most connected to your intuition, because it is closer to nature. Pay attention to how your body reacts to things. Does your brain scream at you to not do something? Do you relax in certain situations? If things feel good and helpful and give you an at home feeling, that is a sign from your body. If your nerves are jumping, or your stomach churns when you look at the creaking bridge ahead of you, you probably should not try to cross it. Know what your body is trying to tell you.
Clear your emotional overload bank
If your stressed, sad or even angry, you are not going to be able to hear what your intuition is really telling you. You need to have a clear signal from it. Think of it as cellphone towers. The signal bounces off one to the next, but what if there is suddenly a mountain in the middle that is taller than both towers. The signal will be hard to find.
Dreams can be discerning as well.
Try pondering questions you might have before you go to sleep and see what type of dreams you have the next morning.
Ask yourself inner questions when you can.
Practice with things you feel you already have an answer for. If I saw a bridge that looked dangerous, should I cross it, or try to find a different way around? Listen to what your inner answers would be. This is also another way of meditating or getting to know more about yourself and equally effective.
Intuition is a very important element and a significant superpower in our decision making process (when developed and allowed to communicate). If we desire it to work at it’s greatest potential, we need to value it as the superpower that it is. It gives us another layer of sensitivity to the world around us and feeds that information to us.
The question is, do we want to become our greatest versions? It only stands to reason that our greatest versions utilize all of our greatest abilities and resources.
Meditating, paying attention to it’s sensitive and subtle information, clearing your stress levels, thinking about your dreams, and practice inner thought questioning.