9 Tips for Honing your Intuition

Psychic ability is a unique gift of perception we all have! We are all psychic though it may appear in many forms and can vary greatly from each person. Intuition is the voice of psychic.

James Van Praggh notes “Everyone is intuitive in one sense or another. 'Intuition' means into the soul, so it’s really the language of the soul. Every person is born with that sixth sense, but not everyone listens to it. Not everyone is a medium, but everyone has an ability.”

To hone our psychic skills as we do any other skill from riding a bike to drawing, can be developed to put us in greater communication with the innate knowingness of all.

The question then is how? Besides sitting under a tree and meditating for hours, how can we begin to find and trust that little voice within?

Here are some tips to begin developing our gifts of psychic intuition:

1. Trust

You cannot even hear the inner guidance until you can trust yourself. The voice is always there, though rarely loud and booming, it is the sense of direction that fills you with peace and certainty.

To begin the relationship of trust, you must not only hear but also follow the suggestions offered. Subtle yes, but always present. Taking a different route home when you don’t know why. Picking up an item at the grocery store not on your list or even calling a friend when they pop into your mind. It is the action of following the intuitive voice which will foster this place of trust.

2. Know the Voice is Soft

The Ego is loud, demanding and domineering filling us with fears and stopping the natural flow of our life. Intuition is essentially voiceless. It is quiet and still. To get to it does take practice and devotion. Meditation is one way to isolate the voice so you can begin to know/feel it.

3. Be in Devotion

I prefer devotion to discipline. In all areas of life, we must be in sincere connection to Spirit. When we wish to hone our psychic intuition but neglect the other areas of a spiritual life, we are susceptible to misleading forces.

Plenty of energies may wish to sway us from truth. When the messages seem to have an agenda or bring sadness or fear, you can know with certainty that this is not the voice of Spirit.

4. To get in touch with intuition, some energetic house clearing may be required

Any head filled with negativity, doubts, judgments and fears will have a hard time finding the still voice within.

Be aware of your thoughts and words and when you find the seed of negativity, bless it and allow it to move on. This is an entire practice in itself but is a crucial first step to find the quiet one. To effectively learn how to hone our psychic skills, we must be in spaces of peace, love and trust.

Purity of thought and intention and radiance of heart are not qualities of only the holy. They are the greatest first step for all of us in cultivating more self love and compassion. When we can harness these attributes towards ourself they will naturally overflow to those we encounter amplifying our ability to access our innate psychic intuition.

More clearing may be required for those living in, engaging in and perpetuating toxicity. We have all encountered an individual who ooozed with heavy or even dark energy. Hanging out with these people and places will clog up our energetic field and attract more of the same to us. Clearing this density from our bodies, minds, and hearts is a lifelong practice in awareness but can easily and quickly shift you from the places of foggy intuition to crystal clear insight.

Imagine a sunny day where you can see all. Everything is pure and your state of mind is relaxed and peaceful. As the clouds roll in, the ability to see the distance is obscured. Negativity, mean spiritedness, ill intent and judgment will do the same to our psychic perception… and will likely attract darker energies that will confuse us.

If your ego or fears are ruling the show, your ability to hear your intuition will be muddied. The messages are always coming, but if you cannot clear the clutter, they will have no way to reach you.

Intuition is clear and pure, to hear and honor it sincerely, we must do our work to match its frequency and become good stewards of the information given.

This step establishes a way of life which allows us to be in constant, clear relationship with the divine. It may take years (or lifetimes) to attain this level of purity where everything is in communication with us. Alas, love, this is the path of enlightenment and should be a driving force of your heart now. Small, focused, and sincere efforts will help you be a better vessel for psychic energies which are always available to you.

5. Find a teacher

There are so many gifted teachers who can help you on the path. Their expertise and patience may be just what you need to bolster your confidence that what you are hearing is accurate! Plus, as teachers, they have worked with many and will have the know-how to navigate through the blocks you may be encountering.

Here’s what you want to seek when finding someone working in integrity:

  • Money is not the object – if you see a class for thousands of dollars, you can be pretty sure money, not service, is their drive
  • Are they good at what they do?
  • Do they conduct themselves from a place of service or seek attention for what they do?

Ethics

While we are all blessed with intuitive gifts, I find the degree of psychic ethics can vary drastically from one teacher to the next.

Find someone who seems genuinely dedicated to assisting others, comes from humility and will sincerely champion your growth. All too many times, I've watched teachers become intimated by the natural gifts of the students and consciously or unconsciously inhibit their growth. You desire someone committed to the light of all who can celebrate your intuitive blossoming.

Psychic Teacher Read Flags

  • You should never have to invest in a program or package, rather there should exist an open door policy that ensures both parties are being sustained in the partnership
  • Anyone saying you have a curse and charging significant amounts of money beyond what was agreed upon is not a place you want to remain

This discomfort may be the biggest lesson. If you feel anything is off, this is the best gift your intuition is teaching you!

While it may take some time to find the right teacher, practice being a good and open student. The universe is offering lessons all the time if we can stay in space of humility, awe and wonder. Take every interaction as a blessing and be ready to learn from all you encounter.

6. Practice presence and compassion

Intuition is a gift of the now. While it may reveal to us the “past” or the “future” it is in this moment that our abilities serve us best. When you ask for messages, you must be also open to seeing/hearing/feeling the response from the natural world.

Intuition may feel like magic but in fact it is the most natural of all our senses. Nothing tricky, no complicated messages, just a glimpse of truth. This truth will fill us with calm.

This is the best blessing of psychic intuition, for when we can follow it, a natural series of events unfolds which brings us into the right places at the right time. This is truly being in the flow of the divine!

Compassion for self and others will be a required attribute. Spirit is reluctant to give messages of love to one who is judgmental, critical and harsh with others. The more you can be patient and loving with yourself and those around you, the more capable you are the Universe to trust you with messages of greater importance.

7. Doing readings for others

Beyond anything I’ve ever experienced, jumping in the proverbial fire is the surest way to get your intuitive juices going! Just as going to a foreign country forces you to learn the language quickly, doing “readings” for others will similarly ignite your intuition. Learning how to hone psychic skills will be fast tracked if we can find the confidence to practice our budding gifts on others.

Purchase oracle or tarot cards

The cards are well trusted tools to assist the psychic. Whichever you feel drawn to are the ones offering themselves as ally and you can’t go wrong. Tarot cards are ancient archetypes which convey information through your intuition. Oracle cards come in many varieties and its beautiful art will inspire clear messages from Spirit.

These tools are beneficial because it gives a way for your psychic to begin flowing in. Read the cards as you would a story without concern for being wrong. It is those subtle hunches and impressions which will often reveal the most insightful messages that uplift and guide.

Ask permission! ALWAYS

In honoring the free will and privacy of others, always ask permission before doing a reading for another. To cross these boundaries will certainly complicate your psychic development and create karma that will inevitably need to be balanced.

When you have a message, share it

This is one of the hardest steps for it’s often in our newness and shyness that these messages should be shared. In finding the inner courage to go beyond your comfort zone, you will be rewarded greatly.

I was once in a Catholic Church in the south side of Chicago on St. Patrick’s Day. A novice psychic, I was receiving so many messages from angels and loved ones on the other side. They asked me urgently to pass on what they had to share. However given the fervent faith of those who I was surrounded by and my own fear, I did not. It remains with me as a potent reminder to never again let my inhibitions block the flow of love that was trying to move through me that day.

8. Clear your 3rd Eye

A chakra balancing may be a darn good idea to help you clear and restore vitality to your energy for better. But more importantly, a 3rd eye flush will be the most beneficial to clear out any psychic clutter.

Your 3rd eye or pineal gland is located at the middle of your eyebrows, just on the forehead. It’s exit is located at the back of the neck in the divot known as the occipital ridge.

To Clear Your 3rd Eye:

  • Visualize a sapphire blue light shining through this from front to back
  • As you feel the light, allow it to dissolve and break up any stagnation in this pathway
  • You may feel some gunk or chunks of energy leaving through the back of your head (If you are able to feel this release, it is an excellent sign of your increasing sensitivity to psychic energies!)
  • Allow this energy to leave like a gutter about 8-10 inches from your body and flow into the earth to be transmuted
  • Do this anytime you feel a block or experience a “muting” of your intuition

Easy tools would also include smudging your 3rd eye from front to back or a pineal gland tuning fork which can quickly shift the vibrational frequency. Intuition cannot live in a toxic, negative environment. The 3rd eye flush may be just what you need but if larger issues remain, recognize this effort will be futile without the dedication to personal growth and truth required within.

9. Gratitude

By far the greatest boon to your developing intuition is to recognize it is not you… this is not your magic, not your omnipotence and not your ego. When you can revert back to Spirit and honor that all comes from One, it will be much easier for the messages to find you.

I am in daily communion with my intuition. In fact, I scarcely have a moment where I think I am in charge and instead honor that every thought is a gift from spirit to make my journey easier. By clearing ourselves, radiating greater love for ourself and others and trusting what is coming through, we give credence to the subtle, soft voice within and it is safe to become more psychic in service to the world.

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