By Gina Sendef, Angel Intuitive and Reiki Master
We are all intuitive. Our intuition is a combination of senses and it serves to positively guide us for our highest good. Some people have a natural gift with being more sensitive and perceptive with their intuition and energy, but anyone can become highly intuitive with practice and faith. The more intuitive you become, the more peaceful your life will be. Intuitive senses can help you make positive choices and decisions, avoid stress and danger and ultimately make your life easier and less complicated. Being highly intuitive fosters self-care and self-reliance along with compassion and kindness. There is no down side to developing your intuition and learning to trust your instincts unconditionally.
People who are highly intuitive operate in a different way; they tend to lead with positivity and faith instead of fear. If you have an interest in becoming more aligned with your intuition and creating more peace in your life, there are some habits you can cultivate to support those desires. For highly intuitive people, these habits might come more naturally; but truly anyone can foster them. These habits support our highest good and will have benefits far beyond improving your intuition; they will generally improve all aspects of your life.
Here are 7 habits of highly intuitive people:
1. Self-trust: Intuitive people trust themselves.
This trust is not based on a complete absence of doubt, it's comes from knowing that our instincts are based on more than what our minds can fathom. Our intuitive instincts are based on a combination of energy sensitivity, our higher-self knowledge and our experiences. Without trust (and faith), the intuitive instincts shut down and we tend to make fear-based decisions. The best choices in our lives always stem from our intuition. Developing unconditional trust in yourself is vital to increasing your intuition to higher levels. Start by becoming more aware of how you question your judgment and discernment on a daily basis. If you seek the counsel of several different people when making decisions, that is a sign your self-trust is lacking. Instead, go within and use techniques like meditation to help you become more comfortable with your own counsel. When in doubt, ask for a sign that helps you feel more confident about the intuitive feelings you are having (guardian angels in particular are great at giving us helpful signs).
2. Understand energy: Intuitive instincts are a reaction to energy.
People who are energy sensitive tend to have a more natural and stronger connection the these instincts, but they can be heightened even if you aren't highly energy sensitive. Understanding that everything is energy is important, because that is the subtle way our intuition communicates to us through our senses and feelings. Lower vibrating energy, for instance, can result in a sense or feeling of being uncomfortable. For example, when we are being lied to (lying is very low vibrating energy), we can usually sense it in some way; I feel discomfort in my Solar Plexus chakra or stomach area. This is a reaction to the energy, it is our intuition communicating to help guide us. Learning about your chakras, which are energy points in our bodies, is a great start to understanding more about energy and how our bodies react to it.
3. Accept the unexplained: Our intuition is a guidance system, not an explanation system.
There will absolutely be times you cannot explain your gut feelings about a person, situation or decision. Highly intuitive people are just fine with not knowing every reason for their psychic feelings. In order to truly benefit from our intuitive instincts, we have to accept that some things are beyond explanation, or maybe just not for us to know at the present moment. Getting comfortable with the unexplained opens you up to a more unlimited mindset and aligns you with the flowing, positive energy of abundance. This is the habit of manifesting miracles; having this kind of faith will benefit your life in so many ways.
4. Follow intuitive guidance: Highly intuitive people listen to and follow their intuition on a consistent basis.
This is born of self-trust, but it is so because the times we have gone against our instincts have proven to lead us to unpleasant circumstances. Following the path you know is right for you takes a lot of self-confidence, especially if it is not the popular opinion. Strengthening your Solar Plexus chakra can help increase your confidence and support you in following your intuition more and more. Our intuition is guiding with no other agenda than that which is for our highest and best good. It brings us peace because we avoid stress when we listen to our true feelings, and in turn this makes our planet more peaceful (one person at a time).
5. Excellent self-care: Our intuition becomes stronger and clearer when we maintain a higher vibration.
Highly intuitive people often strive to take excellent care of themselves, because not doing so has such a negative impact (especially with frequent food sensitivities). The food we eat, in particular, plays a vital role in intuitive guidance. Processed junk foods lower our vibration and create cloudy thinking that makes it quite difficult to tune into our intuitive senses. A lack of quality sleep has the same affect. Physical exercise tremendously raises our vibration and releases toxic energy, making the connection to our intuition deeper and stronger. Excellent self-care puts us on a better frequency and makes us a match to other high vibrating energy, like love and joy. Something our world needs more of every single day.
6. Avoid toxic energy: Highly intuitive people are more sensitive to energy, they can feel it more.
Exposure to negative energy can literally drain or fatigue them or even make them sick. The more intuitive your become, the less tolerant you become to negative energy; this is due to a heightened awareness to energy that creates more sensitivity. Toxic energy simply doesn't feel good and that is because of its lower vibration. Negative behaviors, like violence or unkindness, ignite your intuition to warn you that something is not right. Learning to avoid toxic energy heightens your intuition even more because it allows you to more easily maintain a higher vibration. It also benefits your life tremendously to simply choose to spend your time on and with people and things that bring you joy; toxic energy tends to do the opposite of that.
7. Meditation: Meditation connects you to your higher self and spirit and it raises your vibration; which all combines to heighten your intuition.
Highly intuitive people tend to seek meditation for the relaxation of it; it helps balance their sensitivity to energy. The stillness and focus on breath also surrenders you to a more intuitive state, creating the opportunity for higher guidance to come through. This can be done with traditional meditation, but also with anything that brings you to a meditative state. For example, spending time in nature, doing yoga, or creative expression are all ways to connect to a surrendered or meditative state. Making meditation part of you daily routine not only benefits your intuition, it benefits your health and well-being; I suspect that intuitively we each know this fact :)
Think of these 7 habits as steps on a journey to developing your intuition and improving your life. It's important to note that our intuition never guides us to be harmful, unkind or negative; feelings like those are ego based and related to low vibrating energy. While discernment is possible through your intuition, harsh judgments and beliefs com from a darker place. Remember, our intuitive senses guide us to our best and highest good, never to negativity. This will help you decipher intuition from other influences, and hopefully lead you to a positive, new understanding of yourself and others.
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ABOUT THE COACH
Gina Sendef is an independent Spiritual Self-Help Author, Reiki Master Teacher and Angel Intuitive. Writing is her life long passion. Her first book, Truth Works: Divine Life Lessons for Kids of All Ages, is a self-help book geared towards older children, teens and young adults. The premise for Truth Works is to undo harmful affects that exist when our children are taught traditional life lessons like "life is not fair" or "money is the root of all evil". The goal of the book is to undo this negative programming at a young age, ensuring the subconscious belief system for our children is optimistic, safe and secure. She also created Angel Works as a means to provide energy healing and mentoring and to work with the positive and loving energy of the angels to offer guidance. Through Angel Reiki and Angel Readings, Gina gives people divine counsel and healing that will improve their health, uncover their life's purpose, enrich their relationships and enhance their lives.
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