These are some simple ideas I’ve developed to help me in my own practice. (As always take them for what they are worth.) I define intuition as “an awareness of co-creative flow in your life” or “the guidance from your internal voice.” I do these myself and find them very helpful.
1. Simply write down on a daily basis the moments of coincidence and synchronicity that happen in your life. The more often you write them down in a log, the more often you will notice them. Similar to recording your dreams – the more you write your dreams down, the more dreams you remember. Say for example, you are reading a book by Charles Dickens, then one afternoon you are sitting at a coffee shop and you look up and there is a man reading a novel by Charles Dickens. Coincidence! You write that down. I’ve been doing this for quite some time and now it is not unusual for me to think of a person one day and see them the next. Something like that happened to me last night at the gym. Pretty much a day does not go by without some bit of coincidence or synchronicity happening in my life.
2. Next also write down those odd “sensations” or “feelings” you have about a subject, incident, or something happening in your life. You’ll soon begin to see a trend or pattern and – more importantly – you’ll begin to notice these “feelings” more often and how to “read” them.
3. The next step is to honor these feelings by beginning to act on them. For example, currently I am searching for a place to hold a workshop. Recently, a friend told me about an alternative bookstore nearby. I vaguely knew about it, but didn’t really have any information on it. He did not know the name, but told me the general address. I hung up with him and then checked my emails. One of my emails was a list serve announcement from a local arts center. I deleted it and then that little feeling jumped in and said “You ought to look at that.” (I really didn’t want to look at it, I was in a hurry.) Again, that little voice/feeling said “You really ought to look at that.” I mentally responded with “Why? Ohh, all righttttttttttt. Geez, I just want to check my email and get out of here.” So I opened the email and glanced through it. Lo and behold, the book store name, address, and website were all mentioned in the body of the email!