You’ve probably listened to yourself at some point in your life. Your inner voice spoke to you. By learning to decode this language and to develop it, you can benefit greatly from its valuable advice. The good news is that intuition is an innate talent, accessible to all and in continuous development. It is a wonderful tool to improve your wellness and deeply live according to who you are.

Intuition is like a wise person that lives inside you and lets you know at any moment what is right and appropriate for you. This “little voice” is that of the heart. It will guide you toward what you deeply want in compliance with your soul. It’s like having a highly sophisticated GPS in you that tells you where you are, what direction to take, and how to reach your destination.

Modes of Perception and Intuition

The first step in developing your intuition is to know how this little voice speaks to you. There are four modes of perceiving a gut feeling.

  • Sensory intuition is when you can feel something about your situation. For example, you might feel enthusiastic about a project or, well, you might not. It is also possible that you experience a physical symptom alongside, such feel a pang of anxiety at the solar plexus when something is wrong. We can use this intuitive information intuitive to think about what’s wrong.
  • Intuition allows direct knowledge without really understanding how. You just know. It’s like a thought, a flash through the mind. You wonder how you know, yet you don’t. For example, the answer to a problem may be so unusual that you can’t see any other alternative to it.
  • Visual intuition lets you “see” things as if there were a television screen inside your head, a third eye. You can see, for example, the person involved in your projects or where to buy that candlestick you’ve been looking for.
  • And finally, hearing intuition is when you can hear a small voice (not yours) that guides you. Please note that this isn’t talking to yourself, though. This voice is one that can be heard inside of you or coming from outside. Think dominant. To help understand this, think back to a time when you said, “I knew it!” and consider how your intuition spoke to you.

Points to Focus on:

1. Believe it! Decide right now that intuition can work for you, and it will.

2. Be there, here and now! Stop periodically during the day to ask yourself where you are to raise your awareness of what you feel, see, hear, and know. A technique: breathe deeply into your lower abdomen to really feel “present” in your body. Intuition speaks through the five senses. Be aware of these.

3. Be quiet inside. Use a ritual of concentration to keep this sort of internal quiet, such as meditation, gardening, or walking. Despite the speed of life, it is possible to maintain this quiet space. A tip: Start your day with a few minutes of relaxation. Focus internally. Breathe. Express your gratitude for life.

4. Be open to the unexpected! Forget what your head tells you. Let the voice of your heart speak to you. The great sage who resides inside of you knows things about you that you are not even aware of yourself. Give him room to express himself.

5. Have the courage to act on the answers your intuition provides. Remember that your intuition works for your highest good. The great sage has your happiness at heart. It is also possible that your intuition guides you to a challenge for you to evolve.

6. Practice over and over again. Integrate your intuition in daily decision-making. Ask your “GPS” which direction it offers.

The Process of Intuition

Intuitive information comes either spontaneously (walking, jogging, in the shower) or when requested. In my book The Little Voice, I described an intuitive “process” to help people tune into their intuition on demand. Here it is in brief:

Step 1 – Formulate a clear question. To get a useful answer, ask a clear question as to what you need to know about your situation or your desire. The more precise the question is, the more helpful the answer

Step 2 – Put yourself in a state of receptivity. Once you’ve specified your question, put yourself in a state of receptivity to using your ritual of concentrations to help capture messages of intuition. You contact your wise and activating your internal “GPS” to access information.

Step 3 – Capture and interpret intuitive information. When in a state of receptivity, ask your question and receive messages from your intuition as they come, with openness, without doubt, and without interpretation or analysis. You then proceed to a critical stage of the process: interpreting the information received.

Step 4 – Acting on intuitive information. When your information is interpreted, decide what action to take. As the results materialize, assess the quality of your interpretation and its relevance to your decision. If necessary, make adjustments to fine-tune the process.

To conclude, I quote Albert Einstein: “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” It is thanks to his intuition that we have his theory of relativity today, which has allowed science to make great strides. Now make room for yours!