1) Intuition is NOT some rare gift awarded only to a select few.
We are ALL intuitive! It is an inborn skill that has been built into us to help navigate the twists and turns of life. Although there may be some more apt to use it than others and maybe some even a bit better at it, we all have access to our intuition. The more you acknowledge and trust it, the stronger it will be.
2) You are ALREADY using your intuition in your life, even if you don't recognize it!
Whenever you find yourself making a decision or coming to a conclusion in life that does NOT seem to stem from something rational or logical that you "know" experientially, or through direct evidence, that is intuition at play. Intuition does not rely on "facts" and is free to bring in to us information outside of what we "should" be able to access at any given time. Our intuition knows no boundaries.
3) Your intuition will express itself in your life in relation to how your personality does.
If you tend to be a very visual person, then your intuition will most likely come through to you in that way also. If you are very direct in your nature, or are concerned with fine detail, you will find your intuition operating in much the same ways. Work to develop the form of intuitive awareness that is most in line with your strengths.
4) Everyone is unique and the way their intuition appears to them can be too.
Many people think of intuition as something that comes to us as dramatic visions or violent reactions to things, but the truth is, intuition can also be extremely subtle. It will be individual for each of us and can come in many forms. Some receive visual, auditory, or emotional cues, and some may be guided through synchronistic signs. For most, it seems to be a combination of forms and cues.
5) The MOST important factor in learning to harness and improve your intuition is learning to trust it and yourself implicitly.
Our intuition is always available to us and it never stops working, but we are very good at finding ways of dismissing or ignoring it. Pretty much everybody can think of at least a time or two where they did not follow their intuition and later wished they had. Luckily, there are also just as many stories of people grateful they did! True intuition does NOT lie, and it is NEVER inaccurate (although our INTERPRETATIONS of intuitive information can be sometimes misunderstood). When we begin to give more room and more credence to our intuitive nudges, the more they will take front and center in our awareness, and the BETTER we will be able to function in the world. Life runs much smoother when we are paying attention!
Now that you know a little bit more about intuition and how it operates in your life, you can begin to let it's unlimited assistance become available to you as it was always meant to be!
Peace, light, blessings, and a wonderful day! Melinda! August 2014.