Intuition is the psychic ability to perceive the unseen world without using the five physical senses. Instead, it is knowing and instinctively understanding facts, events, and feelings without using reasoning or logical assumption. Because it uses a sense outside the usual physical realm, intuition is often called the 6th sense. Most likely, you already experienced this innate “knowing” without even realizing it. This is because our 6th sense presents itself in dozens of different ways. For instance, if you’ve ever said, ‘I knew this would happen,’ just by instinct, you’ve likely had an intuitional experience. However, if you noted that your predictive feeling came true, you probably dismissed it as a coincidence. Instead, it was most likely the sixth sense and intuition at work.
Do You Need To Be a Psychic to Have Sixth Sense and Intuition?
No, you don’t need to be a psychic to have the sixth sense and intuition. Everyone has an intuitive sense. This is because everyone has an energy body that relates to the energy and the spirit of others and the universe. However, we’ve 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 as adults; they haven’t yet learned to ignore or explain away their instinctual ‘knowing.’
How Do You Hone Your Sixth Sense and Intuition?
There are many ways to develop the 6th sense to have more intuitional experiences. Some of these activities are things you can do in everyday life; others are more ritualized and planned.
General Tips on Intuitional Development
Firstly, learn to let go of negative emotions and energy.
Negative emotions like anger and envy can cloud your intuition, thus attracting negative energy to your energy fields. This can show up in your aura as cloudy, murky colors. Occasionally anger is natural, but you should learn to move beyond that negative emotion as quickly as possible. To that end, meditation, aromatherapy, yoga, and tai chi can help to develop intuitional abilities.
Secondly, get plenty of quiet, alone time to develop the sixth sense.
The solitude and plenty of rest are two ways to renew your spirit and tap into your inner wisdom. Moreover, rest restores your body and mind, giving them a break from the busyness of a packed schedule.
Thirdly, always listen to your inner voice and the 6th sense.
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.
Forthly, give yourself creative time.
Creativity and intuition go hand-in-hand. Hence, creative people tend to be more intuitive. And intuitive people are more creative. Whether you like to write, draw, craft, dance, play music, or do woodwork, do something every day that gives you a chance to express or stimulate your creativity.
Fifth, meditate on the sixth sense.
Furthermore, 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. Additionally, it lets you release negative energy and connects you to your inner wisdom.
Sixth, add aromatherapy to your everyday life to heighten the sixth sense.
Essential oils can help to tighten our senses. Therefore, keeping a few aromatherapy burners around and filling them with suitable essential oils for your specific activity can stimulate intuition. For example, essential oils can enhance meditation and kundalini yoga for good energy flow or help put you in the frame of mind you need for a particular intuitional activity.
Seventh, keep a dream journal to monitor the 6th sense.
Dreams contain important intuitive information about things you may have sensed while you were conscious. So immediately upon waking each morning, write down everything you remember about your dreams. Then consider whether they connect to other senses you’ve had.
Tips for the Sixth Sense and Intuition Practice
First, sit down for a few moments each day and write anything that comes to mind. But don’t edit yourself. Don’t second-guess yourself. This is because no one’s going to judge what you write. Therefore, write anything, and keep writing until you can’t think of anything else to write. Then, ponder and meditate on anything unusual that you wrote. As a result, this practice helps you connect with your thoughts as you have them before you begin self-editing or dismissing ideas.
2. Practice non-verbal listening and non-visual seeing.
Of course, relying on our physical senses to gain information is easy, but you want your sixth sense to be equally strong. For example, 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. For instance, when people talk to you, look at their faces, postures, and hands. Moreover, think about what those non-verbal cues are telling you. Next, practice your non-visual seeing and hearing. To do that, close your eyes in public and listen to people and things around you. Then, picture the things and people making those sounds; imagine what they look like, what colors they are, and what expressions are on their faces.