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Intuition: Unleash your Power
by Karen Johnson
Copyright © 2013

I believe we do not teach intuition; it is as natural to us as breathing. We are multi-sensory beings who are hardwired to be intuitive. We may be missing one of our five senses... never our "sixth sense."

Intuition or psychic abilities takes a number of forms. We all use intuition, often without realizing. Viewed as extraordinary or mysterious, in reality, psychic abilities are innate within us all. Although some are born with greater abilities, we can all develop our intuition.


What's preventing you from using intuition as a source of power in your own life? Have you heard a little voice inside that you dismissed, saying 'Oh no, that's dumb,' and later regretted ignoring it? We need to relearn how to listen to ourselves. The answers are there. The problem is we don't always know how to access them.

Intuitive or psychic abilities are blocked by anxiety, fear, and stress. Your ability to hold and focus energy is enhanced by clearing emotional blocks and releasing resentment. If you want to develop further, set the intention. Intention focuses your energy.


It's important to recognize the way your intuition comes. You'll detect a pattern. It may come through feelings, images, physical sensations or thoughts. Discover your strengths; work with what you have. I've seen people dismiss profound experiences because they came packaged differently from everyone else's. Focus on what you have, instead of being blocked by what you haven't. Start by learning to trust your instincts. Practice is key.


If you don't understand, ask for clarification: added insight will come. Ask questions that require more than a yes or no answer. When presented with an image, ask what it's trying to tell you. Answers don't always come immediately. They may arrive when your focus is elsewhere.


Set your intention. Quiet your self-talk. Get centred. Clear your mind. Focus on one thing at a time. Listen. Practice. By quieting your mind and becoming receptive, you allow your inner voice to speak to you. Ask questions: expect answers. Trust the first thought that comes. You're training your intuitive muscles to start working again... have patience with yourself.


Here are a few ways to focus and develop.

  • Intuition Journal
    Keep a journal of your hunches. Record what your intuition is saying and what feelings you have. Keep track of your inner voice, physical sensations and images. Check back and see how accurate you were. Do you trust your guidance?
  • Pendulum
    Use it for getting answers to 'yes' or 'no' questions. The more you work with the pendulum, the more your intuition develops, and the more you're able to tap into higher knowledge.
  • Meditation
    For many this is key. It allows you to clear and still your mind, focus awareness and turn attention within, increasing energy and discipline.
  • Divination Tools
    Since ancient times these tools have been used to enhance intuitive abilities. A couple of my favorites are Runes and Medicine Cards.

One last thought...
"Shamanic wisdom says to live in peace with oneself and the world"

Apply these principals. Show up. Stay awake. Tell the truth and let go of the outcome."


This article was originally written by Karen Johnson for:
The Meta Arts Magazine, New York
© 2010 Karen Johnson, CHt. MHt All rights reserved in all media.


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Karen Johnson is a Professional Intuitive and Modern-day Shaman whose expertise in the field of Intuitive Intelligence and Human Potential Development an area where she has been a leader for the past two decades. A well known Energy Medicine Specialist, Somatic Trauma Therapist, Shamanic and Metaphysical Healer and Author.

She also runs an international Intuition Consulting company: Awakening Heart and Soul consulting and mentoring for individuals and small businesses that are at a serious juncture in their lives.

She can be reached at 416.732.2661
115 Danforth Avenue, Suite 201 Toronto