be your own psychic: flexing your intuitive muscle
Friend of Ricki Psychic Medium Maureen Hancock: Have you ever been thinking about someone when the phone suddenly rings and that very person is on the other end? Or had a "gut feeling" warning that something wasn't quite right about an event, person or place? Maybe it was a dream about a loved one or an event that somehow came true or foretold the future in some metaphorical way?
Yes? Then you have psychic tendencies—as well as the incredible potential to tap into your gift of intuition! Let's face it: We are all intuitive beings. You can hone this natural ability to enhance your career, love life, health and family.
The problem is, you’re getting in the way of this innate ability—by using what you call “logic” to reason your way out of feelings for which you have no “real” basis. Or so you think. Here are three ways to tap your intuition—instead of blocking it.
Step 1: Clear the mental clutter. We are over thinkers! We stress and worry about everything-thereby letting our psychic pilot go out. All the things that spin through your head all day—upcoming presentations, calls you need to return, doctor’s appointments, running around with the kids, you name it—keep you from hearing your inner voice. The goal isn’t to empty your mind, because that’s not possible all day, but you can cut through the clutter.
Here’s how: Start by taking deep, cleansing breaths. As you exhale, let go of all the day's stress and repetitive thoughts that cloud your judgment. Imagine yourself walking along your favorite beach or in the park—or better yet, go for an actual walk. This takes practice and discipline—the thoughts will come back, as they should—but for now, just breathe.
Step 2: Stay in the now. It’s important to be present in the moment, not caught up in the past or future, in order to hear that inner voice right now. When you learn to be more in tune with your senses, you are a clearer channel for the flow of information that can help guide you in many areas of your life. When you are no longer preoccupied with unproductive thoughts, you have a greater ability to recognize the messages from your intuition.
Here’s how: Use your senses. Use your senses to see, feel, hear and experience all that surrounds you. Let's say your gut tells you to call a friend or family member. If you are preoccupied with something else, you might let this feeling pass. However, when you are receptive, every fiber of your being will urge you to make that call. If you follow this intuitive hint, it is more than likely you will find that your intuition was trying to tell you something important. Don't be surprised if the person you call says, "I was just thinking of calling you. I need your help."
Step 3: Discover your clearest intuitive channel. The main ways we tap into our intuition are through hearing (clairaudience), seeing (clairvoyance) or sensing (clairsentience).
In other words, you may literally hear a message, see a vision in your mind's eye or just have a general sense about something.
Here’s how: Pay attention to how you get your “hits.” Ask yourself, how do you know when you know something. The next time you feel that intuition kick in, note where you sense it first. By training your attention this way, you heighten your intuitive abilities. For example, the direction you need to go in your career will reveal itself or the love you want or don't want will become more evident. You will also become more in tune with the needs of your body to improve your overall health.
Step 4: Trust your gut. Your intuition can be improved daily by letting go of unwanted stress and concerns that do not serve your best interest, by listening more closely and—most importantly—by trusting your gut, and sometimes that means taking a risk. But if you’ve ever ignored your gut, you know that the real risk is in not listening.
Here’s how: When you can’t shake the feeling that something just isn’t right, heed the warning (Or, if something feels right go with it). If someone keeps popping into your head, call them. Take notice how many times your gut feeling was right-on. Keep in mind that not all repetitive thoughts will be intuitive hits. By nature, we worry too much and overthink. With practice and taking steps to quiet your mind, guidance from within will flow more easily. Take time out of your busy day to just clear your mind and breathe. Give yourself the gift of self-improvement and get your “other” gut in shape.
Maureen Hancock is a nationally renowned spirit medium, intuition coach, lecturer, holistic healer, and author of the bestselling book, The Medium Next Door~ Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer. For more information about Maureen Hancock or her upcoming Webinars, “Flexing the Intuitive Muscle”, visit MaureenHancock.com or connect on Facebook.
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