"Intuition is the very force or activity of the soul in its experience through whatever has been the experience of the soul itself."
A few years back, whilst learning about developing intuition, I came across various techniques to do so. Whilst there are many different ways, one I particularly enjoyed because it was very easy to complete without needing to dive deeper in the subject. But before I reveal this to you in more depth, I’d like to briefly explore the meaning of intuition. You don’t necessarily need to be a spiritual person in order to use your intuition. It is part of all of us and although it cannot be seen, it can be felt in a powerful way. Remember that gut feel you get when you’re about to make an important decision? Or the uneasiness you sometimes get when you met somebody and you just can’t explain what it is? What about one of those times when an idea comes to you randomly and you just somehow know it will be a winner? These are all manifestations of your internal energetic source and your intuition. Therefore, I look at intuition as exactly that. It is part of your true source, your true soul’s essence. And like with everything, the more you explore ways in developing it, the stronger and more effective it will manifest itself for you. Most successful people I have worked with told me that they listened to their gut or intuition when they had to make a very important business decision. And most of the time, the result was 100% successful. Your intuition is so powerful and it guides you towards the path you should be on. Sometimes we want to seek answers and believe that these will unfold themselves to us from an external source, but what I have learnt over the years is that those answers are already within you; that by listening to that voice from inside, you will know what you need to do and sometimes you will even figure out the why.
More often than not we tend to rationalize everything. We have been taught that by following facts, the truth about specific situations will be revealed. But sometimes, some situations simply require more than just a rational reasoning. Some things cannot be explained, they just are and it’s up to you to believe. The truth will always be one’s unique perception of how they see reality, and so your truth will always reside inside.
Amongst all the techniques I have discovered for developing and enhancing the intuitive field, this I found to be the most effective and extremely interesting. I was asked to write myself a letter. At the time I was 28 years old so I began the letter with Dear 28 year old Miriam. It was advised to start off with a few of the events in my life that I was most proud of sharing. So anything that I had accomplished that I wanted to share, was part of the introduction. Following this, I had to continue writing and try and go into as much detail as I could. After a while, the more I wrote, the less I was consciously focused on what I was writing. At one point I found myself guided by something from within when I dived into events from my future. It was such a strange feeling and although I was aware this was happening, I simply couldn’t stop. It’s as if a part of my self was telling me what to write and so I did. Some of the future events I had referred to were not even part of my present desires, but since this was no longer my conscious self writing, I just rolled with it. 35 minutes and 6 pages later, I ended the letter with yours truly, Miriam, put the pen down and took a moment.
For some reason I felt really excited and slightly exhausted. It’s as if I had discovered a whole new side of myself that I never really explored. Don’t get me wrong, it was still me but I felt more aligned and connected with my soul’s purpose. I was fascinated and immediately began reading this letter. I was confused about some of the things I wrote as they were not part of my goals and I didn’t think much of it at the time, so I closed my notebook and went on with my life. At the time I wrote this letter I was about to move to a different city in the UK because I thought that was supposed to be my next step. But the letter didn’t reflect this and it had me puzzled. I actually wrote about a place I would be living in that was not even close to the city I was about to move to. A year later, with no influence from this letter, I found myself moving to the place I mentioned in the letter. I had no idea how this happened, but it was one of the best decisions I had ever taken in my life.
For those of you who are reading this and doubt this could happen, I respect your view and accept it. Everybody has a unique definition of what their reality is and it’s important to go with what feels right. But your intuition is part of you and something that simply cannot be denied. Every few months, I look at this letter and sometimes I am once again taken by surprise to discover that something from it came to life.
As I mentioned throughout this article, intuition cannot be seen, touched or pointed at. It’s part of our energy and resides internally, at our core. Meditation will often enhance it by revealing you snippets of images or feelings that you were simply not aware of, but they are within you. I ‘m not asking you to believe my truth, I’m simply bringing to your awareness something that worked for me personally which I wanted to pass on. Intuition can be developed in many ways, but if you are keen to try the above technique, simply get out a pen and notebook and start writing.
I hope that whatever you try you will become more in tune with your intuition. Life is truly magnificent and when you are curious and seek more than just what you see, it gets even more fascinating.
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. "