top of page

8 Keys To Unlocking Your Intuition

I get a LOT of questions about how to see colors, chakras, and guides, and how to receive guidance. It's important to know that it can take time and it may not look exactly as you expected. Be open to different senses' intuitions and trust what you see and feel. The more you tune in and acknowledge your intuitions, the more they will show themselves to you...

Have you had that experience where all of a sudden you just had this huge knowing that something is about to happen, and then to your surprise, that premonition was translated into reality?

When you feel strongly about something without a strong logical basis for it, that’s usually your intuition. Intuition comes in many different forms.

Forms of Intuition

Clairvoyance is when you see beyond what is directly in front of you on the typical human plane. This is when you see what is happening inside people, around people, in the past, or something that's going to happen. Like if you see an angel above someone, a premonition of the future, a broken bone inside of someone, or a car accident in someone's past.

Clairsentience or feeling clearly is sort of like what we refer to as “hunch” or “gut feel.” This is the time when you are overwhelmed with a feeling and you can’t explain it, and all you can say is “I just know.” Like when you have to go back into the house when you're supposed to leave even though you're late because you know something is not quite right.

Understanding through listening or clairaudience is being able to “listen” between the lines. Maybe you receive a message or a voice of guidance that feels out of the blue. This type of intuition also happens at times when a certain sound, like a car’s honk or a bird’s tweeting, brings in an intense feeling or knowing.

You are Intuitive

There is a belief that some people are gifted with intuition and others are not. Some astrologers even say people born under the Scorpio or Pisces signs are naturally intuitive, that it almost borders on E.S.P. However, studies show that anyone can develop their intuition... yes, that means you!

Benefits of Intuition

Why do you need to develop your intuition? -you may be wondering- What's wrong with keeping your emotional and psychological state as it is?

Intuition promotes good communication. It makes you more sensitive to the people around you; it often keeps you from hurting those you love because you intuitively understand them.

Intuition also makes you more creative. It releases more creative juices for any means of expression.

Intuition has healing power. This healing power is not in the physical sense, but in delving deep into your soul to eradicate negative energy buried there.

8 Keys to Unlock Your Intuition

Ready to develop your intuition? Here are some ideas for unlocking your gift:

1. Hypnosis

Perform self-hypnosis or you can join a hypnotic program that can strengthen your intuition. During your hypnosis, you can establish a new connection with your intuitive senses.

2. Meditation

Meditating brings peace within yourself. If your mind and heart are cluttered with too much baggage and hurt, it's harder to reach that part of you that could otherwise initiate intuition. There are so many ways to meditate: take a yoga class, practice some breathing exercises, practice gassho, kilo (observe), or just sit.

3. Learn Reiki

Reiki attunements have awakened new psychic sensitivities and intuitive abilities in many practitioners. While giving Reiki, new practitioners are often surprised by the signs, visions, knowings, and intuitive hits they receive.

4. Think positively!

A worry-free, fear-free state could do so much to improve your intuitive ability. By staying positive and open, you attract good energy that could be able to more easily recognize intuitive feelings and events.

5. Let go.

Let go of all inhibitions and head to a quiet place. Release expectations and desires around becoming more intuitive. Sometimes you just have to listen to the voice within, and that voice has a hard time speaking up until you let go to listen and receive.

6. Don't expect it.

Don't expect results right away (or at all!). Don't expect that the “hunch” to come to fruition immediately. Don't expect to see anything in particular- sometimes people are waiting on seeing intuitively and ignore other senses like smell, taste, or knowing. Give it time, then allow yourself to be surprised and amused when an answer or premonition comes through. Be open that whatever may come- it may look or feel a little different than what you thought, but it still may come.

7. Believe your first impressions.

When you see, feel, or know something, trust in yourself! Imagination and intuition are in the same part of the brain and so we often discount intuitive hits as imagination, but chances are that the impression actually holds true. Most of the time, first impressions are brought by intuition.

8. Stay happy!

Happiness attracts immense power, including intuition. In tapping into your intuition, it helps if you're motivated by happiness, and the desire to help and spread goodness. With this mindset, intuition will follow more easily.

Intuition is helpful because sometimes it leads you to something that cannot be achieved otherwise. Decisions are easier done when they're guided by this gift. Develop your intuition to find ideas, understandings, and gifts beyond what you ever could have imagined.


I love the book, Reiki and Your Intuition for more on this topic!

Ready for more?

Book a Reiki session with me or join me for a workshop! Not ready for that big of a commitment just yet? That's ok, subscribe to get more articles like this to your inbox.

18 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Image by Yeshi Kangrang
To get more great posts like this to your inbox (+ a great chakra meditation), subscribe below

Thanks for subscribing!

bottom of page