To ring in the New Year, my husband and I celebrated with a group of friends, and our last stop was a small-town bowling alley. My attention kept returning to a woman who was bowling on the lane next to us, but I couldn’t determine why exactly I felt the need to observe her.

After the clock struck midnight and everyone’s games wrapped up, this woman and her boyfriend left abruptly. No one in my group noticed this, but I did. It was then discovered that my friend’s small purse had gone missing. It had simply vanished. As soon as we discovered the missing purse, I just knew who had it.

I suggested we find someone who knew the woman I had been drawn to and have them call her phone. This was a small town, and everyone there seemed to know each other. The call was made and within 20 minutes the woman came back to the bowling alley and returned my friend’s purse.

How often has a similar incident occurred that could be remedied by you tuning into your intuition? How wonderful it would be for everyone to tune in and find solutions when they needed them!

The truth is, everyone has intuition and it’s readily available for your use! One of the biggest challenges people face are the misconceptions of what using intuition looks or feels like. So many people use it without even knowing they are accessing it. I like to think of intuition as the art of being ultra-observant. It is picking up on the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) language of the universe. It can be the gut feeling you get that tells you not to trust someone or overhearing a conversation that sounds like it’s a message just for you — which it just may be!

Here are some practical tips for tuning in:

• Believe, allow and trust. This is incredibly important, because every time you discount the information from your intuition, you shut it down! Believe in intuition, allow the information to come through, and trust that you are capable.

• Be open to receive. Calm your mind and don’t judge the information that you perceive. Keep the ego out of the way and simply observe the information. It may be symbols, words, feelings or impressions.

• Ask for more clarity. If the information doesn’t make sense, it’s okay to ask for more clarification. Leave your expectations at the door, though. Help often comes in unexpected ways.

• Practice! Practice makes perfect. There are endless ways to practice, test and hone your skills daily. Get creative, but don’t guess — perceive!

• Take classes and courses. It never hurts to learn more about your abilities from someone with experience that can guide you.

• Meditate. By being mindful you become a true observer and can witness more information that can be sorted and explored. A cluttered mind can get in the way of being a clear channel for communication.

• Take care of yourself. The healthier you are (mind, body, and soul), the higher your “vibration” becomes. This allows you to be more in tune with your sixth sense.

• Using tools can be extremely helpful. Try your hand at oracle cards, pendulums or runes to help validate the information you are picking up.

Most importantly, have fun with it. Don’t be afraid of your natural abilities. Learn to use it like having a GPS from the universe. Your intuition is within you, and it’s waiting for you to turn it on, so it can guide you!

Allie Maurer
Allie Maurer is an international Psychic Medium, Healer, Animal Communicator, Allie Maurer is an International Psychic Medium, Healer, Animal Communicator, Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive Life Coach. She uses her gifts to provide clarity, guidance and healing to her clients on their journey. Her goal is for every person that she works with to feel empowered in their life, inspired and be excited for each day. She hosts a community on Facebook that offers support, connection, teaching and mentoring ( Visit and Contact Allie at 952.334.6496 or [email protected]


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