DEVELOPING INUITION SEEMS to be in the forefront of people’s minds these days. Everyone wants to be empowered, for being empowered means taking back that which is yours: power. It’s not the ego-based power that turns you into some sort of monster, but a love-based power that lets you love yourself and others unconditionally.
That brings me to my first tip on how to open and access your intuitive channel: Learn to love and accept yourself just as you are. When we aren’t heart-centered or operate from an ego and fear-based paradigm, information is filtered through a darkened lens and, therefore, isn’t a reliable source of intuition. When coming from a heart-based paradigm, we are able to see things through a pure perspective, because love that comes from the heart is the most pure form of energy. When we want to access our intuition, we want to have the intuitive “channel” as heart- and love-centered as possible.
My second tip for opening and accessing the intuitive channel is to quiet the mind to be able to hear and discern information coming through. How can we achieve this? There are several ways, such as meditation, frequent walks in nature, yoga, and reading books about intuition that give exercises to use to increase your ability to use your intuition. I know from my experience that meditation is the best (and hardest) way to quiet the mind and access intuition. Trying to lessen the mental chatter of this morning’s newscast, work deadlines and what you’re going to have for dinner can seem like a monumental task, but it becomes easier if you work at it and practice it regularly.
People new to the practice and technique of meditation find it hard to stay focused on emptying their mind of all mental fodder and eventually give up. The purpose of meditation isn’t to empty the mind. It is to become aware of the thoughts that you have and slow them down so you are able to separate your mind and your true self, which is pure, divine love and awareness. Relaxing music and chanting mantras also can be used in conjunction with meditation to help focus the mind and increase awareness.
Tip number three: Keep an open mind. As open and accepting as we feel we may be, sometimes there is resistance to ourselves as receivers of intuition and divine guidance. We may have doubts as to, “Who am I to be in touch with my intuition and receive divinely guided information?” We are all here as spiritual beings having a human experience, but our human mind cannot comprehend information that it doesn’t receive through the five senses. Our spirits are in touch with divinely guided information that comes from the source of all creation through our hearts and the unconditional love we have for ourselves and others. As we open the channel to our intuition, we may receive messages that don’t make sense, or if we have asked for intuitive guidance on a particular problem, we may get a response that has nothing to do with the question. When you are out and about doing your thing, you’ll come face-to-face with the answer you received. It will surprise and possibly make you laugh while you have your hands on your hips and an expression of exasperation.
Tip number four: Surround yourself with intuitive, supportive and positive people. Surrounding yourself with intuitive people who are supportive and positive will help you open up and access your intuition, because those individuals will know what it’s like to be able to receive and interpret information from an intuitive perspective. They may give you pointers on how to become more receptive to your own intuition and intuitive channel.
The fifth and final tip is have fun. Life is meant to be enjoyable and full of excitement. If learning how to to open and access your intuition leaves you feeling unfulfilled, ask yourself why you want to open and access your intuition in the first place. Also, ask yourself if this brings you joy. If not, find what does bring you joy and go do it!