Everyone has an intuition.
The thing is, not everyone can hear it clearly.
The thing is, your intuition is much more powerful than you think. Your gut feeling is so much more than the knot you get in your stomach whenever walking down a dark alley.
But what if I told you that you could use intuition daily – and not only when your life is in danger?
That’s very much possible – intuition is meant to be heard. Using it is no magic. You just need to help that little voice at the back of your head become loud and clear.
And how do you do that? What’s the best tool to sharpen your intuition? How do you build enough confidence to be able to rely on your gut?
The answer is simple: by meditating.
Why is meditation the best tool to sharpen your intuition?
The thing is, there’s too much noise – both literally and figuratively. Everywhere you turn, someone or something is begging for your attention.
And all of that is too much. The human body can’t quite catch up to the drastic lifestyle changes that happened in the last 30 years or so.
You know, our brains don’t like to overwhelm us. They have to keep us alive and going!
And our brains have to sort through so many different triggers on a daily level that…
Well, it’s just easier to ignore most of the stuff so we can stay functional.
But that’s where meditation comes to calm the mind.
Once the mind is calm, the irrelevant stuff disappears and the important stuff rises up. Important as in – your intuition.
You can hear your inner voice alright.
But only if you take care of your mind first.
Here are five of my favorite meditation exercises to help you sharpen your intuition.
1. Morning meditation
Starting every day on Instagram – or replying to emails?
I mean, there’s nothing wrong with using Instagram. I’m there too! It’s just that there’s so much going on in the online world, your brain gets an information overflow right from the start.
And that’s how your intuition gets lost somewhere deep under the surface.
Give quiet time priority in the mornings. Use an alarm clock to wake up – and don’t check your phone until after you’ve had breakfast.
Instead, do some light stretching and meditate – preferably in silence.
If you’ve never done it, start with 3 minutes and work your way up. 15-20 minutes per day are more than enough to notice dramatic improvements!
2. Use-five-senses meditation
The five-senses meditation is one of my favorites!
It’s easy enough for complete beginners – but it also works wonders if you’re having a panic attack and need calming down quickly.
Sit someplace – anywhere really – and start taking deep breaths. Then, start counting.
5 things you can see – 4 things you can touch – 3 things you can hear – 2 things you can smell – 1 thing you can taste
Notice how fast you get grounded back to the present world.
3. Meditation in nature
We spend so much time in cities that we forget where we truly belong – in nature.
There’s something special about meditating in nature. I can always feel the energy shift and calmness wash over me.
The calmer you are, the more you connect with yourself. And the more you connect with yourself, the louder your intuition can come through.
I prefer meditating near a body of water but do whatever helps you relax. Some people love sitting near trees and others love meditating with their bare feet on the grass. You do you – everything works in nature!
4. Self-hypnosis meditation
You know how some people are convinced that they don’t have an intuition? This meditation is ideal if you’re struggling with your core beliefs – it’ll help you change your subconscious!
The thing is, you’ll never hear your intuition if you don’t really believe you have it.
To practice the self-hypnosis meditation, find someplace quiet where you won’t be disturbed. Lie down and close your eyes. Start taking deep breaths.
Then follow these steps:
1) Once you’re relaxed, imagine you’re going down a staircase. Go down as deeper as you can. This signifies walking into your subconscious. Eventually, your brain will “take” you somewhere!
2) You’ve now arrived at your subconscious – it’s a different place for everyone! For some people, it’s a forest. For others, it’s the house they grew up in. Make yourself comfortable.
3) Practice affirmations. Breathe slowly – deliberately. Repeat: I can always hear what my gut is saying. My intuition is loud and clear. My intuition guides me where I’m meant to be. Repeat as needed.
4) Whenever you’re feeling self-assured in your new-found power, climb up the staircase. Slowly open your eyes – you’re back on the conscious level!
You can do the self-hypnosis meditation several times per week!
5. Meditation for de-stressing
Whenever you de-stress, you calm the mind. And remember what we said – only when the mind is calm, intuition can rise up to the surface.
There’s a ton of meditation on de-stressing: guided, visualization, you name it! If you’re running out of ideas, simply do a quick Google search.
For me, the different breathing techniques are the most effective. Oxygen gets in and calms the body & the mind.
It’s simple really – here, give this a try now. Take a deep breath and count to three. Now, slowly release and count to five. Then try to inhale and count to four and exhale while counting to six.
Repeat 5 times. Feeling better already, right?
How are you going to wake up your intuition? Which one of these are you going to give a try?
Share with me in the comments and let me know – I’d love to hear from you!