INTUITION AND SIXTH SENSE
‘The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.’
– Albert Einstein
Intuition is the psychic ability to perceive the unseen world without using the physical five senses. It is knowing and instinctively understanding facts, events, and feelings without using reasoning or logical assumption. Because it uses a sense that is outside of the usual physical realm, intuition is often referred to as the sixth sense.
Likely you’ve already experienced this innate “knowing” without even realizing it. Our intuition presents itself in dozens of different ways. If you’ve ever said, ‘I knew this would happen’, just by sheer gut instinct, you’ve likely had an intuitive experience. In fact, if you did make a note that your predictive feeling came true, you probably dismissed it merely as coincidence. It was most likely your sixth sense at work.
Do You Need To Be a Psychic to Have Intuition?
No. Everyone has an intuitive sense because everyone has an energy body that relates the energy body and spirit of others and the universe. We’ve simply learned to suppress our intuitive side as we’ve grown, trying to fit in with social and cultural norms. That’s why children seem to have intuition more readily than adults; they haven’t yet learned to ignore or explain away their instinctual ‘knowing’.
How Do You Hone Your Intuition?
There are many ways to develop your sixth sense. Some of these activities are things you can do in everyday life; others are more ritualised and planned.
1. Learn to let go of negative emotions and energy. Negative emotions like anger and envy can cloud your intuition, attracting negative energy to your own energy fields. This can actually show up in your aura as cloudy, murky colours. Feeling occasionally angry is natural, of course, but you should learn to move beyond that negative emotion as quickly as you can. Meditation, aromatherapy, yoga and tai chi can help.
2. Get plenty of quiet, alone time. Solitude and plenty of rest are two ways to renew your spirit and tap into your inner wisdom. Rest restores your body and your mind, giving it a break from the busy-ness of a packed schedule.
3. Always listen to your inner voice. Wherever you are throughout your day, pay attention and listen to your inner voice. You’ll be surprised, probably, with all of the things your intuition is telling you all day long.
4. Give yourself creative time. Creativity and intuition go hand-in-hand. People who are creative tend to be more intuitive. Intuitive people are more creative. Whether you like to write, draw, craft, dance, play music, woodwork or arrange flowers, do something every day that gives you a chance to express or stimulate your creativity.
5. Meditate. Meditation has many benefits for intuition development. It trains your body to find a deep relaxation point while maintaining a clear, focused and open mind. It allows you to let go of negative energy, and it connects you to your inner wisdom.
6. Add aromatherapy to your everyday life. Keep a few different diffusers and aromatherapy burners and jewellery around so you can fill them with the right essential oils for your specific activity or need. Essential oils can enhance meditation and kundalini yoga for good energy flow or it can help put you in the frame of mind you need for a certain activity.
7. Keep a dream journal. Dreams contain important intuitive information about things you may have sensed while you were conscious. Immediately upon waking each morning, write down everything you remember about your dreams and think about whether they have any connection to other senses you’ve had.
Tips for Sixth Sense Practice
- Free-write. Just sit down for a few moments each day and write the first few things that come to your mind. Don’t edit yourself. Don’t second-guess yourself. No one’s going to judge what you write. Just write anything, and keep writing until you can’t think of anything else to write. This practice helps you connect with your thoughts as you have them before you begin self-editing or dismissing ideas.
- Practice non-verbal listening and non-visual seeing. It’s easy to rely on our physical senses to gain information, but you want your sixth sense to be equally strong. You can heighten your intuition by paying attention to non-verbal and non-visual situations. First, practice paying attention to another person’s non-verbal communication. When people are talking to you, for example, really look at their faces, postures, and hands. Think about what those non-verbal cues are telling you. Next, practice your non-visual seeing and hearing. Close your eyes when you’re in public and listen to people and things around you. Picture the things and people making those sounds; imagine what they look like, what colors they are, what expressions are on their faces.