Imagine you check your horoscope to find that a certain transit, like a New Moon in Cancer or Neptune retrograde, will enhance your intuition. If you’re familiar with your intuition and proficient at working with it, you might be ecstatic!
But, if you’re like many others out there, you might be wondering just how you’re supposed to use that intuition, how to access it, and what to do once you have.
We are not taught from a young age how to work with our intuition alongside our reading and arithmetic lessons. Yet, we all possess a connection with our intuition, whether we know it or not.
Have you ever gotten a “gut feeling” about a certain situation, or understood something without anyone having to explain it to you? That feeling in your stomach, that inexplicable knowledge, is your intuition speaking to you – sending you messages from your infinite well of internal wisdom.
And when you’ve learned to listen to that internal wisdom, you can use it to guide you toward abundance, miracles, and more!
Keep reading if you want to learn everything you need to know about connecting to your intuition, learning to listen to its messages, and transforming that wisdom into the health, wealth, and happiness you’ve always wanted…
How to Listen to Your Intuition
Before you can use your intuition to begin manifesting your dream life, you’ll need to learn how to listen to it.
You won’t have to try too hard to listen to your intuition because it’s always there, guiding you. In fact, what you’ll need to focus on is resisting the urge to stifle your intuitive voices.
Listening to your intuition is akin to meditation – the harder you try to suppress your thoughts, the more they flow. It is only when you surrender to your thoughts and allow them to pass that you reach a meditative state. All you have to do to “hear” your intuition is to surrender, to allow it to flow, and to stop ignoring it.
Your intuition is such a deep part of who you are that you couldn’t turn it off if you wanted to. Think of it as an inherent, intrinsic part of yourself – your sixth sense – because that’s exactly what it is.
What Does It Feel Like?
If you’ve ever asked someone for advice, there’s a good chance that you’ve been told to “go with your gut” once or twice. This is a form of following your intuition, and it accurately describes the feeling that you get when you do.
If you’ve ever felt a sense of excitement and an understanding that a situation was just right, you’ve felt the call of your intuition. If you’ve felt frightened in a certain location without any obvious reason why your intuition was likely guiding you out of a potentially dangerous situation.
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Sometimes you just get a feeling in your core, whether it’s excitement, trepidation, fear, or love – and that is simply your intuition trying to connect with your spirit, your heart, and your mind.
In fact, the Ancient Greeks believed that the stomach, or the core, acted as the heart; that is, our intuition and emotions generated from the gut. They believed that emotions resided in the stomach and that those feelings were crucial. They also believed that knowledge was better, purer, when “unsoiled by real-world interactions.”
In other words, they found more value in intuition than in scientific fact.
What Does It Smell Like?
Our sense of smell is closely linked to memory and emotion, so it stands to reason that it is also linked to our intuition. Only you can interpret a scent and how it connects to your intuition.
It may smell like your grandmother’s sweater, your best friend’s perfume, or your cat’s soft fur. If a familiar scent comes to you from out of nowhere, your psychic portal is open, buzzing, and trying to tell you something!
What Does It Taste Like?
You’ve probably heard someone say, “it left a bad taste in my mouth,” when talking about a certain person or situation that gave off bad vibrations. If you find yourself with a proverbial bad taste in your mouth after a specific encounter, your intuition is trying to tell you to avoid this situation or individual in the future.
What Does It Look Like?
Your intuition may manifest in dreams or visions. If you wake up from a dream that caused an emotional reaction, try interpreting those dreams to see what message your intuitive center is trying to share with you.
If you’re talking to friend or doing your work and you suddenly see an image flash in your mind, pay attention to it. Whether it’s a vision or an image of a house, a car, a city, or a person, explore that image.
Your intuition is trying to tell you something.
9 Ways to Manifest Miracles With Your Intuition
These are simple steps that you can start taking right now to build a better relationship with your intuition. Practicing these steps will help you hear each message that your inner self is trying to convey, and you’ll being using that intuition to manifest abundance and miracles each day.
1. Release Your Expectations
We all have certain expectations in life, but it’s time to let these expectations go and rise above them. You may have an image of your perfect relationship, your dream job, or your ideal home, but we are always growing and evolving – and sometimes the Universe knows what we want better than we do.
You may be wondering how to use your intuition to win the lottery or finally get your crush to pay attention to you – but this isn’t how intuition works. Instead, release those expectations and trust that your intuition will take you where you want to go, leading you to the abundance and the love you seek, even if it doesn’t look like what you thought it would.
You don’t have to let go of your dreams, but you do need to learn that your intuition is here to help, even if it doesn’t get you exactly what you want. So, release those expectations and let your intuition pave the road!
2. Practice with Your Third Eye
Think of your intuitive voice as that first voice you hear in your head, or the first image that flashes in your mind when you think of something or someone that you want. Think about the last time you met someone and had an immediate feeling – positive or negative – about that person. That’s your intuition, or your Third Eye, speaking to you.
While the Ancient Greeks believed our intuition lived in our stomach, or our guts, there are also many connections between intuition and the Third Eye – particularly your Third Eye chakra.
The more you practice connecting to your intuition, the more this chakra projects images and feelings into your mind, allowing you to follow your intuition more closely.
One of the best ways to unleash your intuition is to balance your Third Eye chakra. Work with crystals like labradorite, amethyst, purple fluorite, tanzanite, and azurite, which clear this chakra, and activate it. Eating purple foods, like blackberries and eggplants, will also cleanse this chakra.
You can also meditate, imagining a deep indigo beam of light radiating around the Third Eye and allowing it to blossom. When your Third Eye chakra is activated, it’s easier than ever to answer your intuition’s call.
3. Use Astrology to Deepen Your Intuition
While it’s important that you interact with your intuition every day, there are certain astrological transits that will help you fine-tune your intuition and easily deepen your relationship to it.
Pay special attention to Moon transits, like Full Moons and New Moons, which connect to our emotional center and amplify intuition. Neptune transits are great for amplifying intuition because Neptune is the planet of intuition and compassion.
Neptune rules the dreamy, intuitive sign of Pisces – so Pisces’ transits can deeply affect our intuitive skills. Cancer is another deeply intuitive sign, as it is ruled by the Moon; keep your eyes and ears open for flashes of insight during Cancer transits.
4. Confirm with Divination Tools
When you aren’t feeling sure about your intuition, you can turn to metaphysical tools to confirm or deny certain suspicions or hunches. It’s not that you can’t get by on your intuition alone, it’s simply that these tools make it easier for you to bridge that gap between yourself and the wisdom of the psychic realm.
Tarot cards are a fabulous divination tool for developing your intuition.
You can choose your favorite deck, create your own Tarot spread, and ask the cards exactly what you need to know. If you’re new to Tarot, you can check out our tarot card definitions to help you interpret the meaning of each card.
Pendulums are another excellent tool to work with, particularly when you have “yes” or “no” questions. While the Tarot is easier to interpret with open-ended questions, the pendulum can be used to answer close-ended questions more effectively.
Divination tools provide immediate validation that might make it easier for you to make a decision. The first step is listening to your voice, and the second step is confirming that hunch with your favorite metaphysical tool!
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5. Trust Yourself
Your intuition is speaking to you all the time, but if you don’t trust yourself, there’s a good chance that you’re not listening to the wisdom flowing towards and through you. Trusting yourself is crucial for following your intuition!
Feelings of fear and doubt are natural and it’s impossible to avoid them altogether, but it’s important to eventually let that go.
One way to build more trust in yourself is to practice and repeat positive affirmations:
- “I am wise and connected to my intuitive center.”
- “I trust the messages flowing toward me from the Universe.”
- “I trust myself to make the right decision.”
- “I am confident in my intuition.”
- “I follow my intuition and allow it to guide me.”
- “My intuition brings abundance and miracles into my life.”
Your intuition is a gift, and trusting yourself allows you to receive this gift, and miracles, with open arms.
6. Stop Second Guessing Everything
When it comes to your intuition, you never have to second guess yourself. That first feeling, that first image that flashes in your mind, that is what your intuition is trying to tell you.
If you begin second guessing or doubting your intuition, it makes it harder to connect to your center of wisdom.
When you have an intuitive hunch or you experience a flash of insight, pay attention to it! Receive it. Send your own form of “Roger that” back to the Universe and acknowledge that you’re paying attention to the message you’ve received.
Don’t question your hunches, and don’t second guess your internal wisdom. When you hear a message, that’s the message you’re meant to pay attention to.
7. Practice with Your Intuition
There are no skills that can be acquired immediately, no matter how talented or gifted someone is. Even for the most psychic individual, intuition takes practice for those skills to be sharpened.
The beauty is that each day brings new opportunities for practicing and developing your intuition. Something as small as your cell phone ringing can allow you to practice sharpening your intuition.
Here is something fun you can try out: Try keeping your phone face down for the day. Each time it rings or sends an alert, try guessing who is calling or what application you’re receiving a notification from before looking at the screen. You might be surprised how often you already know what message you’re about to receive!
The more you practice connecting to and listening to your intuition, the more amplified your psychic powers will become to receive miracles in your life.
8. Look for Synchronicities
Whether or not we realize it, we are all connected to one another. Carl Jung called this connection “the collective unconscious”, and it referred to the consciousness that everyone on this planet shares.
Our fate, destiny, and karma are all interconnected to one another as well. And we often receive signs from the Universe meant only for us. It’s time to start paying attention to the messages, or synchronicities, that the Universe is providing for you each and every day.
Synchronicities typically appear as signs that are meant to tell you something. For instance, if you and a friend or family member share a connection to butterflies, you may see a butterfly appear when you think of that person.
You may think of a song only for that song to come on the radio almost immediately. You might express the desire to discuss Plato with a potential lover just before a date with someone that you didn’t know was a philosophy major.
While many people believe that synchronicities and coincidences are the same thing, they are actually rather unique and separate.
A coincidence is a chance occurrence or “events that happen at the same time by accident.” Synchronicity, however, is when two things happen at the same time that are completely related to each other.
When you see synchronicities cropping up in your life, it’s time to start paying attention because your intuition is sending you a strong and clear message. Only you can interpret that message.
9. Follow Your Hunches!
There is quite a big difference between listening to your intuition and following it. When you hear the call of your intuitive center sending you a message, you have the option to follow that message or ignore it. And the more you ignore these messages, the quieter they become.
It’s time to start following your hunches. Your intuition is here to help you, not send you off your path, so don’t be afraid to do what your gut is telling you to do!
If you get a sudden urge to share an idea at work, share it. If you receive a message telling you to contact an old friend, give them a call. When you feel like you need to rest, make time for relaxation or even a nap.
As you start acting on and following your intuition, you’ll begin to realize how accurate it actually is!
Your Intuition is Your Friend
These simple techniques will bring you closer than ever to your intuitive center, the same center of wisdom that paves the path towards abundance and miracles. Practicing and learning how to follow your intuition will help you feel more confident when acting on your gut instincts.
Keep your expectations low and your faith amplified to begin manifesting the miracles and abundance you’ve always dreamed of! You can begin to make career decisions, connect and communicate with your soul mate, and plan your future based on the messages you receive from your intuition.
Ask the Universe for guidance and be sure to listen to the messages flowing towards and through you!
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