HJ: Intuition, like any muscle in the body, must be exercised in order to avoid atrophy and weakness.  Our intuition is a direct connection to our higher selves — an innate guidance system if you will.  It will never lead one astray.  That being said, we often mistake the urgings of the ego for the voice of intuition and so are led awry.  We may then mistakenly blame our intuition, when in fact this is a misunderstanding.  Therefore if one focuses on discerning between the mind/ego and the intuition, one can effectively kindle and grow their intuitive connection.

The ego operates from the realm of the mind, whereas intuition operates from the heart.  Intuition always urges us towards our higher nature and encourages us to grow and learn.  It seeks only to help us advance spiritually.  The ego may seem like intuition speaking and may even seem to be intuition at first glance, however, when one learns to truly distinguish between the two, the energetic subtleties and signature of the urging will reveal its true source.

In his succinct guide below, Pao L. Chang offers some actionable tips for learning to identify and develop your intuitive abilities.

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A Simple Technique to Sense Your Intuition

By Pao L. Chang

Learning to sense your intuition can be tricky but it is not as hard as you may think. Before you can sense your intuition, you need to first believe that you have an intuition. Next, you need to understand what it is. Your intuition is a part of your higher senses that allows your body to synthesize emotional energy codes in a linear pattern. This process allows your conscious mind to process the emotional energy codes, which in turn gives you the perception of feelings.

Your intuition is a knowingness within you that comes without explanation or proof. This knowingness takes place at the cellular level and beyond. Some of us like to refer to intuition as the “gut feeling.” It is important to know that your intuition is not limited to the area of your gut because it sometimes can come from within every cell of your body.

How to sense your intuition

Learning to sense your intuition can be hard because it is sometime difficult to distinguish between your intuition or your ego. To make sure it is your intuition that you are sensing, you need to know how it feels when your intuition is communicating to you. Your intuition will usually communicate to you in a subtle way. A lot of the time, your intuition will communicate to you when something is wrong or a bad event is about to occur.


Try to remember a negative experience that you have in the past. You may want to choose a negative experience that occurred not too long ago. Before the negative experience happened, do you remember a feeling within you that urged you in a subtle way not to take action. This feeling will usually feel like something is not right. Try to remember exactly how this felt. This feeling is usually your intuition telling you not to take action because something bad may happen. As you think back to your negative experience, try to remember all the details before and after the experience. Think about how your intuition was communicating to you. Once you learn how to sense your intuition, the next time it tries to tell you something, you will know that it is your intuition and not your ego or some other entity.

The simple technique that I mentioned above may or may not work for you. If it does, keep practicing the technique because it will strengthen your connection with your intuition. The next time you are about to go somewhere and you feel this subtle urge within you that appears without explanation or proof telling you not to go, you may want to think twice about not going. If you do go and something bad happens, reflect back to the exact moment that you felt the subtle urge and remember this exact feeling. After a few times of doing this, you will know when your intuition is communicating to you.

Why you should learn to communicate with your intuition

Your intuition plays an important role in your life because it is there to guide you to achieve your goals in life. By achieving your goals in life, you will feel happier and your life will feel like it is going somewhere instead of in circles. Once you become good at using your intuition, you can use it to help you find the right partner or friends. When you first meet someone, try not to let your emotions run wild and try not to be nervous or fearful. Put yourself in the observer mode and then look at that person right in the eyes when you are about to shake his/her hand. With the help of your intuition, try to sense his/her soul or vibe. If you feel a lot of negative intentions or energy coming from him/her, you may want to stay away from him/her unless negative experiences are something that you enjoy.

About the Author

Pao L. Chang is the editor and founder of EnergyFanatics.com, a comprehensive blog dedicated to educating people about energy mechanics, financial health, wellness, self-improvement, natural food, alternative medicine and spiritual well-being. He loves to explore the mystery of alternative medicine, the science of consciousness, quantum mechanics, sacred geometry and how energy affects the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. His main goal is to help people free their minds so they can find inner-peace, love and happiness. He is also the author of two published books, Staradigm and Natural Weight Loss Secrets.

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3 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. I’ve always had a good intuition which I listen to. If I sense something is wrong – you bet it is.

  2. My big problem hasn’t been having intuitition, or getting in touch with it. My big stumbling block has been trusting my intuition since I’ve been trained rather strongly to disregaurd all of my psychic ablites. If I could just learn to trust the signals from my intuition I’d probably be amazed at how useful it is.

  3. ESP, to me intuition is one of two things, when it’s bad my gut feels like a bottomless pit, and when i think something is good it’s the upside down opposite, as in my chest feels full, and sometimes when it’s a bit overwhelming goosebumps, but goosebumps only for good for some reason. The chest feeling full is a lot more subtle. I believe because you have to recognise the opportunity for danger to be safe but not grasping something good is just neutral, not ideal but not bad.

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