How to develop your intuition
It’s hard to connect to your intuition. Especially, with so many different articles telling you how to start using it. The truth is that there is no one way to connect to your intuition, but there are some theories that are more effective than others. I am going to share the way my grandmother (a master medium) showed me how to connect at age 7, and other techniques that I learned from the various shaman masters I have trained under. I will also be introducing my own techniques for further development.
What is your intuition?
It’s the feeling that tells you not trust someone who later turns out to be a bad influence. It’s the gut feeling you get when you make a decision that is in true alignment with your authentic-self. It’s the voice in the back of your head that tells you which way to go. Your intuition is directly connected to your higher-self. Your higher-self is always trying to connect with you for the better. It’s up to you to listen, trust it, and know what is personal thought from your intuition.
How to connect:
1. Be true to yourself
Start paying attention to how you really feel about things. Ignore the input you may feel from other people. The best way to connect to your intuition is to truly follow your hearts desire. Now, this does not give you a freebie to be a douche, or inconsiderate of others.
The theory: is listening to yourself first. This will allow you to detach from what you feel like you are obligated to do for the sake of others. You can’t always do this in wise judgement, but you will notice you sacrifice yourself a lot to make others happy. In effect, you ignore your intuition, thus disconnecting from your higher self. This is the best way to start fighting those questions that make you wonder what actually came from your intuition. When you follow your intuition, you feel a slight energy change, just pay attention. Your sacral chakra located at your naval may spin harder, or you may feel that the anxiety of the question goes away when you decide to do a particular action. With time you should figure it out. Do this for 30days.
2. Don't restrict yourself to a mold.
Don’t feel limited to what you think your intuition should be like. Sometimes intuitive people will try to tell you that you have to experience a certain something to know you’re connected. Wrong.
For instance, my intuition is a voice I hear that tells me, “Hey Antojai, this is a good idea.” This is called clairaudience. For some of my students, they just know something to be true. They don’t know exactly how, but to go against this feeling of certainty means error. This is called clairsentience.
To best connect with your intuition, you just have to test it, allow it to flourish however it wants to, and trust it like you would trust a compass.
3. Clear the Brow chakra
When you meditate, I want you to focus on your third-eye located just above the center of your eyebrows. Focus on a beautiful indigo going in through your nose, and filling in the third-eye. At the same time, I want you to imagine any blockages leaving your third eye as a grey-black smoke. This exercise helps clear blockages in your third-eye.
•Chakra Science says that the
ThirdEye + Sacral Chakra together = your intuition.
•Your intuition + Root chakra = a response!
So, focusing on these chakras, and clearing them is your goal. Everything you do with chakra, you will notice, is a formula, a science. The Third-eye is linked to the unspoken knowledge of the world. It’s a frequency-dimension filled with the thoughts we don’t share, the emotions we run from, and all information ever conceived on earth at this present time. It’s basically a secret radio channel you can learn to tune into. Though, you can’t do that unless you can learn how to control your emotions to some degree, located in the Sacral chakra. The Sacral chakra, if not managed, will allow interruptions caused by the logical mind which is connected to the Solar Plexus Chakra. You don’t want the Solar plexus to force you to over think, causing confusion on what actually is your intuition.
🦅🦆Think about animals. We all know they are intuitive. We have seen birds leave an area before a natural disaster. How do bears know when to wake? How does a Falcon catch prey with such precision? Simple, Intuition combined with physical instinct. You need to become one with your intuition by forcing yourself not to question it. Animals don’t question their instincts, they just roll with them. You should too!
4. Play Intuitive games!
🔮📿Try this with someone else: on pieces of paper write about 5 numbers or letters (easy ones). Have your friend pull a paper while you try to guess what is on the paper. Do this for 5-10 minutes every other day. You will begin to notice that your intuition is usually the first instinct you get. "It's A." Now if you think too much about it, "It's A, no wait, C...maybe A..."
Pay attention to how many times your intuition got the game-test write until you feel confident to use your intuition.
🤹🏽♂️Another game I love to play is the lost traveler game! Walk around a safe town, in areas you normally don't walk through. I like to walk and walk until I'm completely lost in a directional sense. From there, I let my intuition guide me home, or to the coffee shop I'm looking for. At first this game may feel like a waste of time because you may get lost the first few times. Try it on days where you have no responsibilities. In time you will start to see a difference.
💎💗The last game I recommend is the Compass game. I learned this one from Native American Shamans. A lot of us are lost without a phone, or technology! Find what direction you are facing right this second! You can use your phone, relax. If you lose track, just reference your phone and pick up where you left off. After you find the answer, turn off your phone and go on for as long as possible tracking which direction you are facing. This will connect you to the unspoken knowledge of the Earth. The Earth is our final source if intuitive knowledge! She's always talking to us, we just need to learn how to listen. This has got to be the most powerful exercise you can do for your intuition. It enhances all of your chakras as well.
As you connect to your intuition, you'll begin to notice that new techniques for developing your intuition will start presenting themselves to you. This could be in the form of a book, advice you hear from someone, or just a random thought that's so strong you couldn't ignore it. Keep an eye out for these synchronicity's. Now the universe is starting to talk to you directly.
Feel free to let me know how these tips turned out for you, and don't be afraid to email me for more tips at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrasquillo, A. (2017). Antojai Shamanic Wellness
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