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What Is Intuition And How To Tap Into It Like A Pro

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Your intuition is a powerful thing. It is more than just a “gut feeling” or a passing thought. It is a part of who we are. It is that gentle push we feel to take a certain path, it’s that pit in our stomach that warns us when something off and that subtle nod of confidence that lets us know we are making the right decisions.

Your intuition is very real and very important. It also speaks in a quiet voice, it rarely pushes for attention and it has mastered the art of subtlety, which is why it is so often ignored.

So many of us aren’t tapping into our intuition and using it in the way that we should. If you know how to harness the power of your own intuition, you can actually use it to become more magnetic and to draw more positive people, situations and opportunities into your life.

Just like a magnet, it will be impossible for these positive things to resist your pull. However, you can’t just force these things to come your way, you need to work on yourself first and to become the most powerful “magnet” you can be.

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So, What Exactly Is Intuition?


Before you work on using your intuition to become more magnetic, you need to really understand what intuition means and how it works.

Simply put, your intuition is your inner guide, your inner teacher.

This inner teacher is one you should listen to as well.

Spiritual leader and Master of Intuition, Sonia Choquette (pictured above), shares that recent studies show that using your intuition is more likely to improve your decision making by about 10%. Think about the thousands of decisions you make on a daily basis, now think about 10% of those decisions improving just if you follow a little voice that is already talking to you all day long.

Most intuition is so subtle that we only remember it in hindsight. Your goal should be to learn how to listen to your intuition and tap into it, in the moment instead. The way to do this is to remember a very important rule: intuition is not a thought awareness, it is a sensory awareness.

You need to get out of your head and listen to your gut, your body and what your senses are telling you in order to really be following your intuition.

How To Tell If You Are Intuitive


There are many people who claim to be intuitive, but what does that really mean and how do you determine if you are an intuitive individual?

Sonia Choquette advises to start this processes by diagnosing yourself as one of two types of people: either a 5th sensory or a 6th sensory person.

5th sensory human will look at the world through their ego brain. They live in a sense of fear and are worried about pleasing the people around them. Someone who is 5th sensory views the world as everything being you vs. me. They second guess themselves. They are not their authentic selves and they often feel isolated and disconnected. So many people today live 5th sensory lives.

This is not the way you want to live.

6th sensory humans, on the other hand, have activated their intuition. They understand themselves more and understand that they are more than an ego. They have opened up an entirely new world of awareness and creativity. Most importantly, they are more connected to others and to the world around them both physically and spiritually.

These are the people that are highly intuitive. They understand that their authentic self is their spirit.

This is the way you want to be.

Your goal should be to become a 6th sensory person so that you can become more intuitive. If you do this, you will find yourself enjoying perks such as:

  • More creativity
  • More productivity
  • Better intuitive healing capabilities
  • Less fear and stress
  • Your focus changing from problems to solutions
  • A lightened heart
  • Better synchronicity or flow

Most importantly, your vibrations will rise and you will start to become more magnetic.

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How To Become More Intuitive


With a solid foundation of the basics of intuition and what your goals with your intuitive side should be, it is important to understand how you can make these changes in your life. There are a number of ways to boost your intuition.

You need to start by activating your intuition, so you can stop overthinking things and start listening to that powerful spirit inside of you.

Here are a few ways to do that:

Meditate

Meditation is such a powerful tool, especially when it comes to helping build your intuition. It teaches you to be more connected to your mind, body and spirit. You don’t need to meditate for long periods of time either in order to see results—you just need to give yourself 10-15 minutes per day.

Start wondering

Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci used to have his students wonder 100 things out loud every day?

This wasn’t just an exercise in futility, it was a really powerful tool to try to get people to think differently about the world around them. Shifting your brain out of thinking mode and into wondering mode will help you be more open, curious and intuitive.

It makes you available to something new.

Sonia Choquette advises doing this, as well! You don’t need to do a 100 per day but start with 25 and just wonder things aloud. You don’t need to answer them, just wonder. It will help expand your energy, open you to new information and change you from the inside out.

Exercise your intuition by asking yourself authentic questions

Just as you exercise your body, you also need to exercise your intuition— This is also something suggested by Master of Intuition, Sonia Choquette; it helps you get answers from your intuition by opening yourself up to your sixth sensory self. Here’s how to do it.

  • Lie in a quiet space with your feet on the floor.
  • Breathe in and up through your feet and into your heart.
  • Take a big breath out, pretending you are blowing out a candle.
  • Repeat the process and allow your attention to go to your heart.
  • Say “Ahhh” and as you do allow all of the energy to exit your body until you feel your mind is quiet and at peace.
  •  Once you have reached this state, ask yourself authentic questions and see what your intuition tells you.

This process will not only give your intuition more “practice” but it will also help you understand the feeling of when your intuition is telling you what to do.

Remember, intuition is all about paying attention. In order to build your intuition, you don’t need to be completely re-wired, you just need to re-wire your attention. Consider these practices and you will see yourself becoming more intuitive each and every day.

Using Your Intuition to Become More Magnetic


There are so many wonderful things that can happen to us when we become more tapped into our intuitive selves. We not only make better decisions, but we start vibrating at a much higher level and performing better in our everyday lives. We also start to become more magnetic.

But why do we want to be more magnetic?

When you think of yourself as being more magnetic you want to literally picture yourself as a giant magnetic with a powerful pull. Being more magnetic will help you attract more positive people, situations and opportunities into your life that may have never come your way before.

It is very similar to the popular idea of law of attraction. When you put positivity out into the universe, positive things will come your way. To be more magnetic, you need to become an irresistible force.

You need to work on yourself so you can operate at a higher frequency than the average person. Being able to operate at this high of a frequency, with a light heart and an open spirit, will allow you to do things that you never thought were possible and to bring an exceptional amount of positivity and creativity into your life.

We’ve all met magnetic people before. The ones with an indefinable power and an undeniable influence; the masters of the law of attraction, the impossibly magnetic. They may not have looks or money, but there is still something so undeniable about them. These are 6th sensory humans. These are people who follow their intuition.

There is an old saying that whatever you want others to be, you have to be that first yourself. The more you can work on yourself and following that powerful spirit inside of you, the stronger your magnetism will be. Your intuition knows what’s right, it knows how to guide you in the right direction, now all you need to do is to learn how to listen.

At Mindvalley, we adore Intuition Master, Sonia Choquette. This video below will provide you with more tools to activate your intuition; as well, it will brilliantly display why we adore her so much.  


Do you have any advice on activating your intuition that you’d like to share with us?

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