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Best Tips For Increasing Your Intuition

Updated on August 9, 2014

10 Tips for Increasing Your Intuition

Intuition is an incredibly valuable skill that can help you in work, school, relationships and all around more enjoyment of life! In this site, I'll share with you my top ten tips as well as the best books for increasing your intuition. I am a professional intuitive and use my skills for helping others find the right path for living their fullest potential. Although more difficult, I use intuition for myself as well. My favorite joke is about the two psychics who meet on the street. The first one says to the other one, "You're am I?"

The Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Intuition

Using your intuition leads to becoming more intuitive

1. Learn muscle testing. You can check your intuitive hunches with yes/no questions. See the links and resource list below for ideas where to start.

2. Pay attention to what catches your eye or ear. Don't worry about what it means, just notice. This is also called Developing The Witness Observer.

3. Ask questions. What's really going on here? What do I need to know? What's the best course of action for me? Then be open for an answer in unexpected ways.

4. Meditate. It quiets the mind and increases your vibration, both necessary for increased intuition.

5. Edit your editor. Most intuitive hunches get edited out before we let them come fully into our minds. Or an intuitive thought comes in and we immediately tell ourselves we're wrong. Counter those thoughts with, "What if I'm right? What would I do with this information?"

6. Learn the energy language of emotions. Check out this post to get started.

7. Listen to your body. A tightening or pulling away is an indicator of things not being right or a "no", while expansion and relaxation is a "thumbs up."

8. Honor your way of perceiving. If someone else has a different sense about something, know that everyone has a unique perception signature.

9. Ask a question about something before going to sleep. Pay attention to the first thought in your head right after waking up.

10. Pay attention to your dreams. Ask questions to get the meaning and let the answers come in their own time.

11. (I couldn't keep it to just 10!) Use divination tools. There's lots out there from Runes to Angel Cards to Alchemy Stones. They're fun and provide lots of info.

Raise Your Emotional Quotient - An important part of intuition

Emotional body wellness is directly related to being able to create success and health as well as increase intuition. Join me in a dynamic, experiential class for understanding and mastering your emotions while healing your emotional body.

Learn Energy Healing - Raise Your Intuition

Transformation: The Emergence of the Crystalline System
Transformation: The Emergence of the Crystalline System

Discover a new energy system and raise your intuition. Written by an incredible!


The Most Important Thing

Trust the inner voice or feeling in your gut. Your head can lead you astray, but your gut never.

Now Think Back...

Who's more intuitive, your mother or your father?

Intuitive Tip of the Week: Be willing to be wrong

Intuition is often contrary to your left brain understanding. By being OK with making a mistake, your left brain can relax with its editing mode. Sometimes it takes time to understand what your intuition is telling you.

gia's the real deal. She can read your mother's, grandmother's dog!

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Great books on increasing your intuition

The Psychic Pathway: A Workbook for Reawakening the Voice of Your Soul
The Psychic Pathway: A Workbook for Reawakening the Voice of Your Soul

Sonia Choquette is a great psychic with lots of practical advice.

Woman to Woman: An Original Conversation - Intuition and the Mystical Life
Woman to Woman: An Original Conversation - Intuition and the Mystical Life

Carolyn Myss single handedly got medical intuition recognized and honored. She has great integrity.

The Gift: Understand and Develop Your Psychic Abilities
The Gift: Understand and Develop Your Psychic Abilities

Echo has some practical information about what psychic or intuitive skills are and how to hone them.

One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost
One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost

John Edward has a TV show called "Crossing Over." He's great to watch as he follows his intuition in the face of people who don't believe him.

The Rune Cards: Ancient Wisdom For the New Millennium
The Rune Cards: Ancient Wisdom For the New Millennium

All of Ralph Blums books on Runes are great. This one comes with cards versus "stones."


Or maybe you've got a tip for intuition as well. Please share!

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      changrcoacher 4 years ago

      I constantly work on trust. Trusting my intuition. Getting out of my head....

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      I have actually found as I have got older that im getting better at being more instinctive about things. When I was younger I tended to over think

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      Toni-Lynn 5 years ago

      This lens in very informative on intuition. Understanding your emotions is key to developing intuition and often people forget to mention that when teaching intuition.

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      sunlightseer 5 years ago

      Thanks for helping us learn about and use our intuition more. It's a very important for us and we have been trained to rely on other things more. Bringing intuition back into our lives brings balance with it.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I'm intrigued by this. Thank you for publishing this lens. I found the info fascinating.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I try to listen to my gut as much as possible but, sometimes it's not always easy because life's distractions have a habit of getting in the way.

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      Jennifer Soldner 5 years ago

      Oh good stuff! I have an extremely strong intuition all ready but am always looking for ways to improve. I deeply analyze my dreams, which seem to be my main medium, but I love trying to improve my intuitive waking side! Thanks!

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      Quotemoo 5 years ago

      My dreams seem to be very accurate. I'll have a dream about something and then the next day it will happen. Sometimes it's kind of scary. But this was a fun and informative lens. Thank you!

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      DeepaVenkitesh LM 5 years ago

      I have been led to this lens. I hope to confide in you my fears of being too receptive to 'other things'.

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      gia combs-ramirez 5 years ago from Montana

      @anonymous: Divination cards are just a tool to tap into what you already know within you...they are neither good nor bad unless that perception is projected on them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very clever of you to publish a lens on how to increase one's intuition. I think I'll try some of your tips. I won't try divination however because it would conflict with my religious beliefs. You wouldn't violate your conscience for the sake of increasing your intuition, would you?

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      GrowthSpark 6 years ago

      Loved your psychic joke at the start of the lens, it's so true about it being so much easier to read other people than ourselves

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 6 years ago

      Notionally dissolving in the cosmic consommé, oneâs individual identity

      Is a definite way to attain the power of intuition and experience serenity.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      return of a squid angel to give this lens some *blessings*.

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      Pangionedevelopers 6 years ago

      wow ,great job

      gonna sit down and dig in here for more information

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      Sara Krentz 6 years ago from USA

      Over the years, I've learned that bad things happen when I ignore my intuition.

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      ReadingsPsychic 6 years ago

      Spot on... you clearly know your stuff. It was great to find something that resonates with my experience of psychic ability. K

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      TheZinc LM 6 years ago

      awareness and zen, cool lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      thankyou for such a fabulous lens!!! I got so much from this. I find intuition is something I have buried away but my work with horses is really reawakening it. many blessings

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      jjj1 6 years ago

      I believe in intuition - or an inner feeling as to how your life's going to go. During my 20s and 30s life was so bad I could see no hope - but some little voice inside kept telling me to hand on in because there was a future. Now married with two wonderful children, that little voice - or intutition - was right.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      None that I can conjure up here, 'coz a good majority of my life is driven through gut instinct - called by whatever name! :)

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      aquarian_insight 6 years ago

      Great lens on intuition. I come from a very intuitive family so am always used to a parent or a sister calling me and saying "Are you ok? I had a feeling that...". My Dad once called me afraid - I had almost been hit by a bus half an hour earlier and he sensed something was wrong. I use my own intuition through Tarot and it has been a wonderful tool for me. I am currently working on my own card meanings and observations in conjunction with an exercise about how to learn to read the cards so others can also develop their own intuition.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      when i say something, my colleague says...i was just about to say that. is that intuition?

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      WhippetTalk 6 years ago

      Fabulous lens. I'm starting to research more on this subject. I think I am very intuitive but have no idea how to "groom" it. As a child I saw spirits and heard a voice that I know now as my spirit guide. But I have lost that ability and have no idea how to get it back.

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      cbonia 6 years ago

      Excellent lens, Thanks!

      Love Psychic

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      gia combs-ramirez 6 years ago from Montana

      @ZenandChic: Thank you!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      My grandmother had a dream about what my oldest daughter would look like before she was born and it ended up being true. My mom dreamt of me before I was born and said in the dream I had a third eye and it was open. I have been trying to regress and progress my husband to past and future lives but realize he does not trust his intuition at all. I also tend to see what is in people's hearts if looking at their eyes and can also feel their energy if I am near them. I have the sun, venus, mercury and north node in the 8th house plus scorpio in Jupiter, pisces sun and venus... lots of intuition...Sometimes it bugs me actually. Blessing this lens for school bus assignment and sending blessings to you in prayer...

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      CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

      you've used so many good modules in your len

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      Interesting lens. Thank you for the tips.

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      DevBlue 6 years ago

      I have been practicing pranic healing recently and it has really worked. So I am a great believer in dissemination of energy through the palms.

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      Melbourne_Osteopath 6 years ago

      Great information on intuition. Being aware of your surroundings and the body language of the people you speak to can do wonders for getting to the core of what's being communicated.

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      have been doing a lot with energies recently...

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      dreameater 7 years ago

      incredible lens and thank u for sharing all these great tips!

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      JeremiahStanghini 7 years ago

      Great tips for helping people increase their intuitive abilities!

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      jackieb99 7 years ago

      Cool site, thanks for all your tips.

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      DoctorBobbie 7 years ago

      Great points here, I agree. I've been working with different meditation techniques as a way of accessing the right side of your brain and intuition for over 20 years, and could not agree more about it's power! Great article

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      gia combs-ramirez 7 years ago from Montana

      @grannysage: Thanks for blessing and contributing to this lens. I was thrilled to see a bonafide addition to the plexo!

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      grannysage 7 years ago

      I was flitting about with my new angel wings, and intuitively decided to feature lenses on intuition. I added a psychic to your plexo named Martin Crespo. I met him many years ago on Marianne Williamson's web forum and he helped me discover many things about myself. He has written a book about messages from the angels. Blessed GrannyFairy Angel and featured on GrannyFairyAngel Blessings lens.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You know we just have to quiet ourselves down and stop striving and use our intuition more. You'll get us all on track!

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      KokoTravel 7 years ago

      Very cool... I will be back to learn more.

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      Nightowl John 7 years ago

      I thought this lens was so interesting that I've come back bringing Angel blessings.

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      Vikki 7 years ago from US

      Very good tips for sharpening intuition.

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      Very interesting!

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      Zen Automat 7 years ago

      some really good tips.... nice lens...

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      Sue Mah 7 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Very interesting lens. My intuition is quite good.

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      Nightowl John 7 years ago

      This is very interesting. Over the last few years, I've been accepting and allowing my intuition. I'm amazed at the results. This, after years of denying it because it wasn't "logical." Great lens!

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      Lisa Auch 7 years ago from Scotland

      This was wonderful, This was really interesting to read, and yes it is important to be in tune with your intuition, Blessed by a Passing Angel *Blessed*

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      This is really a fascinating lens. I think most people just need to quiet themselves a little so they can really listen to what's going on around them. I'm not a fan of muscle testing but my husband seems to like it for some things.

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I meditate and listen to my inner self. Divination tools are foreign to me. Have not used this before.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Very interesting and intuitive, I think my intuitive skills played well in finding out this lens. The subject is very debatable and yes I believe everybody can enhance their perception, intuition or hunch.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: agree, very interesting scheduling software you use

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens, very interesting! Any first impressions of people that I have met, throughout my life, have very rarely been wrong. I usually listen to that :-)

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      joebloggs lm 8 years ago


      I am glad I found this lens, it is very interesting and helpful. Great tips for anyone getting in touch with their intuition

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      SilverBlueRose 8 years ago

      This is about heightening your senses and increasing awareness, isn't it? Most of us are so caught up with our own internal dialogue we fail to notice what's going on around us, so your list is a very useful approach to looking outwards!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Great tips!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome lens, definitely 5 stars for this lens. Oh by the way just to add on your very informative post: EFT is a method of energy healing that is swiftly applied, direct, versatile and readily measurable. For all these reasons, I would recommend the method for anyone interested in healing work.

      I was actually exposed to the method before I even knew what it was. While I was in a group, having EFT training, to absorb information faster I was taught a technique to release and eliminate the over-critical thoughts and behavior we engage in when trying to learn something new. This made the learning process itself a lot more fun, and naturally that sped up my comprehension.

      Much later, I was exploring different ways of dealing with emotional pain and inner resistance. I'd mapped out a few different things to try to one was, you might have guessed, the same method from before. Only then had I discovered the name.

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      Heidi 8 years ago from Benson, IL

      This is fascinating! One tip I might add is, "Pay attention to your dreams." If you have an especially vivid one, maybe it's your subconscious trying to tell you something. And I still get deja vu and then realize that whatever's happening now is related to something I dreamed not so long ago. 5* and faved.

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      Eklectik1 8 years ago

      My wife has showed me to follow my intuition--she was right! Great lens!

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      Suzie-Shine 8 years ago

      An interesting subject. I think my own intuition is pretty good - other than when it comes to men! I think it was my mother who first told me to ask a question before sleep.


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      Mountainside-Crochet 9 years ago

      Fascinating lens. This is a subject I have a lot of interest in and will be back to read more and follow many links. 5*

      PS: the security word that came up to submit this post is "delighted". Now, that's intuitive, as I really was 'delighted' to find this lens.

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      Altered State 9 years ago

      Like this lens and all the work put into it Ener-G, I've favourited it will put it on one of my lenses - when I figure the best way to do this. :)

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      monarch13 9 years ago

      I am one of those people who have absolutely NO clue! I wish I had some sort of intuition. Perhaps this is only my first life?

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      Spitfire70 9 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens. Gave it a lensroll and a favorite. Good info!

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      Excellent tips! Thank you!

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      avocado47 9 years ago

      Loving this lens! Many times I have dreams that are very clairvoyant. I still get freaked out by it even though it has happened my entire life. For example, the night JFK Jr's plane went down, he visited me in a dream - he was really sad and seemed to be in shock. I didn't think anything of it until I turned on the news the next day and learned of the accident. Great info here - 5 Stars!


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      You have already helped with your intution and now I must act upon it! There's some very interesting links on here.

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      religions7 9 years ago

      Hi. Great lens. Please feel free to submit this to my spiritual growth headquarters: - and any others that are relevant are likely to be accepted as well :)

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      BeautifulGreenB 9 years ago

      Something told me to give this lens a closer look ;)

      The subtleties can be tricky: My husband and I were driving on the Southern State when I was contemplating the name "GreenBeans" for our new adventure, but I wasn't sure if it would come across to silly, etc. Then a hybrid (green) car cut us off (jerk) BUT he had a sticker in his rear windshield with the letters: GB. Eureka!

      Great lens!

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      BeautifulGreenB 9 years ago

      Something told me to give this lens a closer look ;)

      The subtleties can be tricky: My husband and I were driving on the Southern State when I was contemplating the name "GreenBeans" for our new adventure, but I wasn't sure if it would come across to silly, etc. Then a hybrid (green) car cut us off (jerk) BUT he had a sticker in his rear windshield with the letters: GB. Eureka!

      Great lens!

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      daoine lm 9 years ago

      Very interesting. I've used some of your suggestions before, like tarot cards, asking questions, and paying attention to my body response, but it is good to be reminded of these tools.

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      Soul-expert 9 years ago

      This is a very interesting lens. You share a lot of helpful information here. I have a lens on opening your spiritual channels and would love it if you'd stop by and say hello when you have the chance.

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      Kiwisoutback 9 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great work! This is really interesting. I'm going to ask myself a question tonight before sleeping to see what pops into my head in the morning. Good luck with your Giant Squid application!

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      Delia 9 years ago

      great lens! I have been blessed with high intuition....5*

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      andreaberrios lm 9 years ago

      Thank you for your information, love this lens... 5 *****

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      diggyisking 9 years ago

      Wow nice lens!

      I remember reading about increasing awareness, and the was a martial arts master who taught his students awareness. They had to meditate, with their eyes closed, and the master would sneak up on them with a stick and they had to be able to sense when their master was about to hit them.


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      diggyisking 9 years ago

      Wow nice lens!

      I remember reading about increasing awareness, and the was a martial arts master who taught his students awareness. They had to meditate, with their eyes closed, and the master would sneak up on them with a stick and they had to be able to sense when their master was about to hit them.


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      rewards4life info 9 years ago

      Thank you for such a stimulating lens. I love what it stands for and know if we use it we will all be in a better place. I have been interested in this subject for many years and created a couple of lens's on a similar subject myself I know we are capable of so much more, this lens proves that. Enjoy your life and what you do. 5*

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      clouda9 lm 9 years ago

      I am so glad that I found this lens. Throughout my life I have had 'experiences' yet never tuned into them deeper. I'll make sure to review your suggestions for getting in touch with my intuition. Keep on keeping on!

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      Linda Jo Martin 9 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Great tips, gia... I will use some of them.

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      emilyava 9 years ago

      Great stuff is there in one great place. nice lens.

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      gia combs-ramirez 9 years ago from Montana

      Hi Jaqueline,

      Getting intuitive or psychic info when we're not ready at a personal level is very tough. The challenge is to still have your abilities (because they access your joy) and not see what's not appropriate for YOU. One way is to ask your guides to "filter" for you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I shut down my psychic abilities many years ago when I "saw" the brutal murder of a man's 7 year old son. The father confirmed what I saw and they found the body, but what I saw hurt me so deeply that I didn't want to be that open any more.

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      richgerman 9 years ago

      im very impressed you are sharing these tips to us:) its one way to help everyone how to drive intuition to their lives:) 5 great stars!

      im sure you are also using the law of attraction in your life!

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      joebloggs lm 9 years ago

      I like your lens because it as some great information and tips on how to improve your intuition.

      Thanks Malc

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks everyone, for your encouraging remarks!

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      Piksychick 9 years ago

      I was always told that I was "sensitive" (which I am) and have experienced some powerful psychic episodes, when I choose to pay attention or more correctly, when I choose to listen to myself! I love your lens and blog. I will be visiting often. Thanks for all the little reminders.

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      I like this lens and have favorited it and lensrolled it.

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      WordWhisperer LM 9 years ago

      Hi, So glad I found your lens. Your content resonates with me. I have added you to my favs. Love,


      Hope you check out my lens - The Musing of a Reluctant Channel

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      transformed lm 9 years ago


      Nice lens and I so agree with you. You lens is similar subject to mine and are complimentary! LOL

      I added you to my Lensroll and favored you. 5*



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      gia combs-ramirez 9 years ago from Montana

      Hi Turbobodhi,

      I have heard of this problem. Let me take a look...It looks like your energy body flips backward (orienting to the past) which makes yes become no, energy meridians flow reversed, etc. To correct bring all your energy that's in the past (behind you) into the present (your body) and tell your energy body (like your physical body but an energetic one) to orient forward (toward the future). Give your energy body a chance to shift before checking your intuition. I highly recommend learning muscle testing to double check your intuition. There are some fairly easy methods you can learn in a short amount of time. Check out my lens on muscle testing for several different methods.

      You look naturally intuitive so don't give up! Let me know how you do.


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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I have been working on my intuition skills for some time, and am consistently BACKWARDS or incorrect. I'm getting disheartened! I mediate often, and some days are better than others. Today I was playing psi games at the institute for noetic science website - the game asks you to intuit where something is on the screen. I ask my intuition to tell me what quadrant the object is in. I hear "bottom - left." I choose bottom -left, but the answer is "upper - right" (intuition answers opposite).

      The second time I try, I again hear "bottom - left". This time, knowing that I am "backwards" I choose "upper -right" and I am WRONG again - the answer is "bottom - left" (intuition is CORRECT, but compensating for opposite inclination, I am again WRONG).

      Help! Am I trying to hard? Is my wiring backwards? Has anyone ever heard of this? It's been consistent like this - for years.


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      flowski lm 10 years ago

      Thanks for the helpful tips for honing intuition skills!

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      gia combs-ramirez 10 years ago from Montana

      The energy between the two of you is really sweet. Being secret is allowing it to be protected so it can grow and deepen. The signs look good for eventually going public. Just be patient.

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      gia combs-ramirez 10 years ago from Montana

      Seems to me you already have found love. Love doesn't care about secret or public. Will you be his companion in public life? Let me take a look...and will answer that in another blurb. They don't give me too much room to respond here! gia

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Would I ever find love with this man whom I communicate with in secret? would I ever be his companion in public life?