Intuition is knowing without knowing how you know. It's that flash of insight you get about something.
You're an intuitive being, even though you might think you're not.
Some people are more in touch with their intuitive self than others, but we all have similar innate abilities. The more you raise your consciousness and let go of ego, logic, and judgment, as well as catabolic emotions like fear, the more you'll be able to tap into your intuition.
You can practice developing your intuitive qualities by taking time to clear your mind and by being still and just listening. Remember to trust yourself. You know more than you believe you do. So, when you have an intuitive hit (idea, sense, etc.), tune into the feeling of it. What does it feel like? (Don't think about it; just focus on the feeling.)
If your intuition is about another person, after they give you permission, share that thought or idea (your intuitive hit). If your intuition is about you, just journal your ideas. In the case of the former, ask that person for feedback to see how accurate you are. If you were right on, catalog that experience and feeling by writing it down. The next time you get an intuitive hit, feel how close it is to the first feeling, and then test it again.
Keep cataloging your experiences and deciphering the differences. With enough practice, you'll be able to decipher your intuition from other random thoughts and emotions.
—Bruce D Schneider, MCC, PhD
Founder, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
(Today's blog is excerpted from iPEC's self-mastery personal development program, The Law of Being.)