Intuition is a completely natural function. And like other functions (except, perhaps, my inner thigh muscles), it can be strengthened.
The thing with your natural psychic gifts is that you have dozens of chances each day to give them a little work out. Hunches, first impressions and gut feelings are all signs that your intuition is pinging. Pay attention.
Also, pay attention to HOW you’re getting that information. Are you feeling sensations or emotions? Seeing images in your mind’s eye? Hearing words, music, etc. in your mind’s ear? A combination of the three? Psychic “style” is unique to each of us. Once you have an idea of how you “get” your information, it will become easier to tune it in on demand.
Outside of those everyday opportunities, here are some fun exercises to build that muscle.
PLAYING CARDS: Next time you’re hanging on the couch, grab a deck of playing cards. Give them a good shuffle. Pull a card with your non-dominant hand; don’t look at it. Concentrate and see if you can pick up the number, color or suit. Keep track of how many “hits” you get.
NEXT DAY’S NEWSPAPER: As you lay in bed, pretend that you’re lifting out of your body and astrally-travelling to your nearest newstand. See it clearly. Now look down at tomorrow’s newspaper. What do you see? Headline, word, photo? Take a moment to jot it down, then check the next day to see how you did.
WHAT AM I DOING? This is a fun one to do with a friend. Have your friend make a list of five simple actions: jumping up and down, standing on one foot, washing a dish, etc. They don’t share the list with you. At a set time, they perform one of the actions. You tune in at that time and see if you can pick it up. Do this every day for five days. You could also do this with your kids.
Tarot is a great way to ignite your own psychic skills; the images really “speak” to that part of your brain. Here’s a quick way to get started.
One thing to keep in mind with any form of psychic development is to keep things light and fun (and to stay healthy). When you’re trying too hard, it chokes off the flow. Imagine my surprise when, during a demonstration at a UK spiritualist church, they played ABBA songs beforehand. Personally, I would’ve chosen Parliament Funkadelic, but that’s just me. Anyway, the music raised the energy, made people smile and dance and really set a great mood.
So have fun as you open up your skills. And like vitamins or a quick set of pushups, do something psychic every day.