Stretch Your Intuition
Psychic Wit & Wisdom
Relaxation techniques and mental exercises can help “stretch” the mental faculties and the intuitive mind. Think of them as mental aerobics.
First, clear your mind of all the daily clutter and try not to think about anything. Imagine a blank chalkboard. Relax your body by breathing deeply. With each inhalation , hold your breath three seconds and exhale slowly, releasing all tension and apprehension.
Visualize a tranquil, inspiring place you would like to be this moment. Consider, for example, a glen in the woods overlooking a waterfall, or perhaps a beach near the ocean where you are laying on fine white sand and listening to the natural rhythm of the waves. This will help bring you to a quiet, meditative state.
Set aside a time everyday to practice your relaxation skills, and try to remain patient with your ability to quiet your mind and body. Meditation gets easier as your ability to recall th at quiet state takes over.
Following are additional exercises which you will find stimulating and enjoyable. It is not necessary to go through a meditation process to work with them. Experiment with these exercises, keep a journal and record your experiences.
- Make quick decisions on simple matters. Limit yourself to 15 seconds or less to make a decision on, for example, ordering from a restaurant menu, deciding what to wear or selecting a movie.
- Practice making predictions. Accept the first thought that enters your mind. As examples, predict who is calling when the phone rings; predict what the conversation may regard; what a business associate will wear to work the next day; predict the winners of sporting events, such as football or baseball.
- After meeting someone new, describe their character, what profession they are in, their family background, and marital status. Dare to guess what their middle name is.
Once you feel comfortable with your predictions, challenge yourself with more pressing questions: Is it a good time to ask for a pay raise? What month would be right to put your house on the market? The first answer that comes to mind is most likely the accurate one. These exercises may feel awkward at first – similar to when you first learned to ride a bike or swim — but will find yourself over time becoming increasingly more comfortable with decisions you make based on intuitive responses.
Remember, in many instances, some of the answers you receive may not appear logical or rational when weighed against the actual experience. Underlying circumstances can affect the total picture.
A person’s intuition can be strong in one domain and weak in another. A doctor whose intuitive judgments in surgery take him far beyond normal surgical skill, may at the same time follow all the wrong hunches in business investments.