Do you have a big decision to make about your career, family, love life, or finances? We all face big decisions on a pretty regular basis. And for most of us, that results in running all possible outcomes in your head on an endless loop, overthinking and analyzing every detail until your head hurts.
Most people believe that you have to be or go to a psychic to receive intuitive information. And it's true that some people receive intuitive information naturally, without effort. But it's also true that everyone has access to the power of their intuition.
One day, after being mentally and physically drained from my usual process of overthinking a big decision, a friend suggested I get an "intuitive reading."
It's pretty, well, intuitive, when you think about it. But just to give you some context, an intuitive reading is insight that doesn’t come from logic or inference. Instead, it comes from sensory information, tapping into the energy of circumstance to access wisdom that transcends conscious thought.
In my case, an intuitive reading has led me to absolute certainty about my decision.
Here are three ways to gain deeper access to your intuition and try to give yourself an accurate intuitive reading.
1. Explore your dream state.
In the dream state, you're more in tune with your intuition than when awake. As you ease into rest, your conscious mental processes slow down and create space for synthesis and rejuvenation, allowing intuitive wisdom to emerge.
To access your intuition in your dream state, put a notebook and pen next to your bed. Then, when you put your head on the pillow to go to sleep, set an intention to access and remember intuitive information regarding a specific decision or stressor.
For an example, “I set the intention to access clear guidance around which direction to take in my career. I allow myself to access this information in my dream state and remember it in the morning.”
As soon as you wake up, start recounting everything you remember from your dreams or any thoughts that come to you in the moment. Write every detail, no matter how small or mundane. Look for your answer in what you wrote.
2. Tune into your breath to reveal your intuition.
It’s common to hear people say that the answer you seek is inside you. But how do you access it?
Writing is a perfect vehicle for accessing intuitive information. Try this exercise to do it.
Get a pen, a notepad, and a timer. Find a quiet space where you will not be distracted for a least 30 minutes. Get comfortable and take a deep, full breath. Your breath will help calm your conscious mind and thought chatter, so you can bypass your conscious limitations and enter a meditative state.
When you feel relaxed, set a timer for 10 minutes, and ask the question you want to answer. Take another deep, mindful breath. Now, grab your pen and paper and write. Write everything that comes to mind. Do not stop to correct grammar or spelling. If nothing comes to mind, write the last word you wrote over and over until a new thought comes to you. Loosen your grip on the pen and allow the pen to capture any information that wants to flow. After 10 minutes of writing this way, read what you wrote. You might find your answer there.
3. Tap into the honesty of your inner child.
Kids don't block their gut instincts the way adults do. We've been taught there's a right and wrong way to do things, to think, to feel. We're taught to favor external feedback instead of our internal guidance system. An inner child meditation is a powerful way to access that uninhibited gut instinct for guidance on current issues.
Find a space where you feel safe and won’t be disturbed for 30 minutes. Take a deep breath and place your attention on your breathing. Call to mind an image of yourself in some stage of childhood—any age. The first image that comes to mind is the version of yourself who holds the necessary information for you in this moment.
Ask your younger self the question that you want guidance to answer. Observe their reaction to your question and analyze their feeling state. Thank your inner child for the information and give them permission to continue speaking with you if they have more important information to share. Meditate on what you've learned, and synthesize that with the other information you have to help you make your decision.
These exercises will help you tap into knowledge that your conscious mind can't. This intuitive information will support your decision-making journey, freeing you from paralyzed indecision and moving you into a mindset of confident resolve in what you need to do. Intuitive reading is a crucial element of achieving financial freedom, love, and success.