Has you intuition crawled into a cave?
Even if it has, it’s always possible to coax it out into the light where it can be acknowledged, trusted and admired for being a valued aspect of who you are.
Perhaps you’re aware that you’re feeling things that you can’t readily explain. Have you ever gone house viewing and stepped through the door of the property and felt you didn’t like the vibe of the place? If so, you’ve been perceiving intuitively. Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of a friend and then the phone rings and it’s them – you’ve been subconsciously perceiving them.
You may already be aware of having intuitive feelings about your own animal or the animals you encounter. Maybe you’ve looked into the eyes of your animal and had the sinking feeling that something wasn’t right and then your vet has confirmed it.
To some degree, all of us are intuitive. Quite how much depends how much we use our intuition and trust it. The more we use it, the stronger it becomes, like a muscle.
10 Traits of Intuitive People
- Listening to the inner voice
Intuitive people listen to the guidance of their intuitive insights and gut feelings.
- Making time for solitude
Intuitive people are often introverted. Solitude can help you reconnect with yourself and provide time for deep thought.
- Getting creative
Creativity boosts intuition. Try some creative writing, poetry, storytelling,, painting or drawing and get your creative juices flowing.
Journal when you notice coincidences, have intuitive insights that are spot on or make connections that surprise you.
- Listening to the body
There’s a network of neurons lining our gut that is so extensive some scientists have nicknamed it our ‘second brain’. Michael D. Gershon, an expert in neurogastroenterology and author of The Second Brain, says, ‘The second brain contains some 100 million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system.’ They’re called gut feelings for a reason.
- Connecting empathically
The brain is naturally empathic. We have ‘mirror neurons’ that connect our brain like Wi-Fi with people we observe. It’s also possible to share this depth of empathy with non-human animals. To boost your level of empathy, notice when you have an empathic feeling towards another being.
- Paying attention to dreams
When you pay attention to your dreams, you’re able to tap into the mind’s unconscious thinking processes or the intuitive part of your brain. People often connect with their animals in dreams. After my own dog, Morgan, transitioned, we met again in my dreams and I was able to run my hands through his hair and look into his eyes as if he was right beside me.
- Relishing down time
Allocate time to switching of the TV and radio, put down your mobile/cell or tablet, and disconnect from tech. Allow your mind and body to rest so that your spirit can shine more brightly.
- Releasing negative emotions
A study published in the Psychological Science journal showed that being in a positive mood boosted the ability to make intuitive judgements. A negative mood causes intuition to fail or stop completely.
- Practising mindfulness
Meditation and other mindfulness practices can increase intuition and compassion. They give us the ability to listen to our inner selves. Mindfulness can be defined as ‘paying attention to one’s current experience in a non-judgemental way.’
Everything begins within us. How well do we know ourselves? By being more in touch with ourselves, we will find our intuition strengthens and our communications with animals flow more easily.
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By Pea Horsley
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