Intuition is not just a feeling, a vague hunch, but a subtle thought or feeling that is difficult to catch at first but has a feeling of authority or clarity or surprise about it. It has a different quality about it from our usual thoughts and emotions. Usually intuition is not recognised in the midst of the noise of daily inner chatter. It is most likely to be first noticed at a time of quiet and calm, when the usual chatter has abated enough for subtler thoughts and feelings to become noticed.
It is accompanied by a sense of possibility or guidance. This feeling/thought then needs to be nurtured or investigated or just left sitting until it reveals itself further. The fact of noticing these intuitions is the first step in getting to know and trust them. I find intuitions to be very specific and personal. For instance, two thoughts might come into your head at the same time and you do not at first see the connection between them but in paying attention to them they reveal an insight or suggest some new possibility.
Or a thought arises, seemingly out of the blue. Now the question is where did it come from and why?
What am I being prompted to notice?
The thing I find about intuitions is to leave them open and to also take them seriously. Have the attitude of “What am I being shown here”? More will be revealed if you are on the alert for it.
Intuition means tuition, guidance from within.
Intuition is the “language” of The Self. It is your direct communication with your Self.
Dreams come to us through intuition. Learn to read them. They come to us in symbolic language. Try to decipher what different dream symbols mean to you. I have found them to be a great source of guidance and information about what was happening to me in the deeper reaches of the psyche.
Practice any creative activity you like. Creativity is closely connected to intuition and creative activities helps open the channel of intuition in you.
Spend some time alone, without the distractions of tv or music or reading. Let silence be part of your daily life, even for short periods.
Intuition is always trying to get our attention, but we have to make room for it and create the conditions in which it is likely to be noticed.
Like most things in life, the more you pay attention to it the more it reveals to you. Once having recognised it, it became my best teacher, always specific and pertinent to the immediate situation.
It is truly the great spiritual gift.