Powerful Sixth Sense
By: Jennifer T. Grainger,
One of the questions I hear over and over is "what is
intuition anyway?" The short answer is that intuition is a
natural gift that we are born with. Along with our five senses
of touch, taste, sight, sound and smell, we have a sixth sense:
For most of us our intuition went underground in early
childhood. When we sensed things at a subtle energy level we
were often told it was "not real." It is "just your
You can credit René Decartes, 17th century French
philosopher who is famous for the phrase "I think, therefore I
am" for giving our sixth sense a bad name. As an early
proponent of rationalism he taught that if it can’t be measured
and studied, it is not real.
As patriarchy took over, rational thinking became valued and
imagination became devalued. Bit-by-bit humans lost touch with
their sixth sense.
The positive side of this was it made the space for humanity
to develop its intellectual capacity. However, now that we have
a fully developed intellect, it is time to "come to our
It is time to get back into balance with all of our
capabilities. And this means recognizing, cultivating and using
our sixth sense.
Here are 8 steps for developing your sixth sense:
1. Acknowledge that your imagination is real. Imagination is
a sensing device and a creative tool. It is a major component
of our sixth sense. Can you think of anything that has been
created that didn’t first show up in someone’s imagination?
2. Set your intention to develop your intuition. Simply
decide it is important to you. When a door opens up that leads
to developing your intuition, walk through it.
3. Start paying attention to the little whispers that pop up
in the back of your mind. Things like "take an umbrella today"
or "call to confirm the appointment before you go." Usually
when we get these little whispers we run it by our logical mind
and let it decide. For instance, if you get the "hit" to take
an umbrella, it is natural to take a look outside and see if it
looks like rain. If not, we usually ignore our intuition and
leave our umbrella at home.
4. Keep a journal of the "hits" you get each day and record
how many were right on. The main purpose of this is to
encourage you to pay attention. Secondarily, it validates how
often your "hits" are on target.
5. Hang around other people who are intent on developing
their intuition. You will learn faster when you can share your
experiences with others.
6. Keep a daily meditation practice. It will make you more
alert to the whispers.
7.Take classes in intuition development. The more you know
the quicker your progress.
8. And lastly, channeling psychic energy through your body
affects your body’s systems. Eating right and exercising will
help keep your body in balance.
Keep in mind that your sixth sense is a natural gift. There
is nothing unusual or out of the ordinary about it. It is not a
talent reserved for a few special people. Anyone can develop
their intuition. Begin by following the 8 steps outlined
Especially gather with others who are interested in
developing their intuition. Take classes. Pay attention.
Practice, practice, practice.
Having a fully developed sixth sense will help you be in the
right place at the right time while you navigate the
topsy-turvy world we currently find ourselves in.
About the author: Jennifer T.
Grainger, B.Msc. is a spiritual growth coach and mentor
providing loving support to people on a spiritual path who want
more Joy and less struggle in their lives. Spiritual growth can
be a daunting journey, especially when family and friends are
not as interested as you are. If you’d like some tips on having
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