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Exercises For Developing Your Intuition

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Exercises For Developing Your Intuition

Your Intuition Exercises For Developing Your Intuition intuition exer.jpg (jpg, 21.61 KB) [1] Try out some

intuition exer.jpg (jpg, 21.61 KB) [1] Try out some of these eight exercises to help you develop your intuition.

Some of these exercises will be probably be more effective and joyful for you than others. Experimentation is part of developing your intuition. Use those exercises that you enjoy and feel free to change others to fit your needs.

If you want to enhance your learning, keep an Intuition Journal. A Journal will help you keep a record of what has happened, evaluate your intuition, and learn what exercises work well for you.

Exercise 1. Work with direct (literal) intuition.

for you. Exercise 1. Work with direct (literal) intuition. Find a place to sit comfortably. Follow

Find a place to sit comfortably.for you. Exercise 1. Work with direct (literal) intuition. Follow your breath by counting '1' on

Follow your breath by counting '1' on the inhale and '2' on the exhale.direct (literal) intuition. Find a place to sit comfortably. When you are relaxed and quiet, identify

When you are relaxed and quiet, identify an event or situation that you'd like more insight about.'1' on the inhale and '2' on the exhale. Focus on the event or situation intently

Focus on the event or situation intently for a few minutes.event or situation that you'd like more insight about. Ask for a direct intuitive experience about

Ask for a direct intuitive experience about it in the near future.Focus on the event or situation intently for a few minutes. Let it go. Exercise 2.

Let it go.a direct intuitive experience about it in the near future. Exercise 2. Work with indirect (symbolic)

Exercise 2. Work with indirect (symbolic) intuition.

Get a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.it go. Exercise 2. Work with indirect (symbolic) intuition. Ask yourself, "What does my life need

Ask yourself, "What does my life need right now?" three times in row, pausing between each question. Imagine you are going toward a more meaningful answer each time you ask.intuition. Get a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. When you've finished with the

When you've finished with the 3 rd question, pick up your pen and draw one symbol on your paper.are going toward a more meaningful answer each time you ask. Interpret this symbol. What does

Interpret this symbol. What does it suggest you add, subtract, or enjoy from your life?pick up your pen and draw one symbol on your paper. Exercise 3. Learn to look

Exercise 3. Learn to look for and pay attention to intuition's subtle messages.

Invest in your sixth sense. Imagine that your eyes, ears, hands, skin, emotions, and intellect could stretch out into the invisible world and capture sensations, information, inspiration, knowledge, and wisdom like a cable or a cell phone captures invisible3. Learn to look for and pay attention to intuition's subtle messages. takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/print/392 1/3

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Exercises For Developing Your Intuition

Let yourself 'walk' through your day sensitive to other dimensions.sounds and images. Exercises For Developing Your Intuition Exercise 4. Choose a sense to work with.

Exercise 4. Choose a sense to work with. (Intuition uses the senses to describe or receive information and or knowledge. Choose one and practice with others as you see fit.)

Your Intuitive Body

Make a date with yourself on your calendar and allow 2 -3 hours.practice with others as you see fit.) Your Intuitive Body When the time comes, get in

When the time comes, get in your car (or if you are without a car, you can walk) and begin to drive without knowing where you are going.a date with yourself on your calendar and allow 2 -3 hours. Resist the first few

Resist the first few 'ideas' you have about where you are going. Wait for the idea that makes your body very relaxed. Your body is your best barometer of what is right-if your choice arises from intuition, Your body is your best barometer of what is right-if your choice arises from intuition, you will experience inner stillness, silence, and 'knowing' it is right.

When the barometer is correct, go visit the person, place, or event that is suggested.inner stillness, silence, and 'knowing' it is right. Your Intuitive Eye Sit quietly anywhere, any time.

Your Intuitive Eye

Sit quietly anywhere, any time.place, or event that is suggested. Your Intuitive Eye Relax your eyebrows and forehead. Let the

Relax your eyebrows and forehead.Your Intuitive Eye Sit quietly anywhere, any time. Let the muscles of your face 'melt' into

Let the muscles of your face 'melt' into ease.anywhere, any time. Relax your eyebrows and forehead. Inhale and exhale rhythmically. With your inner eyes,

Inhale and exhale rhythmically.Let the muscles of your face 'melt' into ease. With your inner eyes, create a vision

With your inner eyes, create a vision of you radiating health and happiness to every part of your body and to all those around you.'melt' into ease. Inhale and exhale rhythmically. Your Intuitive Ear Pretend that you have an inner

Your Intuitive Ear

Pretend that you have an inner DJ and invite your DJ to play a song which is relevant for you.of your body and to all those around you. Your Intuitive Ear Listen to what you

Listen to what you hear-it maybe only a few words-and ask why your intuition chose that song at this moment.and invite your DJ to play a song which is relevant for you. Exercise 5. Work

Exercise 5. Work with dreams and altered states.

Before you go to bed at night or lay down to rest during the day, put a pen and paper next to you.moment. Exercise 5. Work with dreams and altered states. After you lay down, mentally ask your

After you lay down, mentally ask your intuition for a dream or day dream image that will benefit your life and the lives of those around you.to rest during the day, put a pen and paper next to you. Repeat your request

Repeat your request as often as possible before you drift off.will benefit your life and the lives of those around you. When you wake up, even

When you wake up, even if you don't remember any thing specific, write or draw whatever comes into your mind.your request as often as possible before you drift off. Look over and evaluate what you

Look over and evaluate what you receive. Act on the advice where appropriate.thing specific, write or draw whatever comes into your mind. Repeat as needed. Exercise 6. Ask

Repeat as needed.what you receive. Act on the advice where appropriate. Exercise 6. Ask a question. Ask yourself:

Exercise 6. Ask a question.

Ask yourself: If Iknew Iwould receive help from my intuition, what is it Iam most concerned about or most interested in growing now-relationship skills, rewarding career, personal evolution, financial stability, etc.on the advice where appropriate. Repeat as needed. Exercise 6. Ask a question. takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/print/392 2/3

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Exercises For Developing Your Intuition

Formulate a question and ask it internally as often as you can.6/23/13 Exercises For Developing Your Intuition Exercise 7. Focus your love. Find a spot to sit

Exercise 7. Focus your love.

Find a spot to sit comfortably.internally as often as you can. Exercise 7. Focus your love. Identify something you really love

Identify something you really love to do or a place that you love.Exercise 7. Focus your love. Find a spot to sit comfortably. Using your imagination, allow what

Using your imagination, allow what you identified to 'fall into' your heart area and nest there for the duration of the exercise.something you really love to do or a place that you love. Inhale on the count

Inhale on the count of '1' and exhale on the count of '2' however imagine that it is your heart that is breathing. imagine that it is your heart that is breathing.

Allow your 'heart breath' to caress your thoughts as it moves in, through, and around the nest.however imagine that it is your heart that is breathing. After 5 minutes of caressing the

After 5 minutes of caressing the thing or place your love, invite your thoughts to return to your head area.your thoughts as it moves in, through, and around the nest. Focus on your breathing heart.

Focus on your breathing heart.your love, invite your thoughts to return to your head area. Use your intuitive senses to

Use your intuitive senses to know what gift of understanding has been left or been born in the nest.to return to your head area. Focus on your breathing heart. If nothing is there, let

If nothing is there, let it go for the moment.of understanding has been left or been born in the nest. Exercise 8. Practice with real

Exercise 8. Practice with real situations.

On a clear day, the light of the sun comes long before the sun itself rises. Imagine a question which is like the first rays of light; it is a good question, but the real question has not yet risen.for the moment. Exercise 8. Practice with real situations. Observe the first question while you patiently

Observe the first question while you patiently wait for a more valuable and real question to emerge.is a good question, but the real question has not yet risen. Record the real question

Record the real question and begin to work with it.wait for a more valuable and real question to emerge. Author Sharon Franquemont © 2006 Life

Author Sharon Franquemont © 2006 Life Science Foundation, used with permission.

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