Most of us tend to experience intuition in momentary flashes that arrive from time to time often in circumstances where we don’t expect it. That’s part of the allure of intuitive experience that it seems to lie beyond our beck and call. But it is possible to summon intuition in the moment when a response is needed. And because intuition contains information and “facts” beyond the thinking mind this could be highly desirable. The goal is insight. The key is preparation.

Even management professor Henry Minzberg has said that if we were all intuitive geniuses our management strategies would be right on. Every entrepreneur knows that often the path to the next decision is paved with insight. For the rest of us, we know from experience that having insight in our pocket is far better than moving ahead without it and likely to save us a lot of energy, money, and heartache if we follow it.

So how can we prepare? As a Speed Intuition expert I have a few things I can share about this.

1.) Get beyond the stress response. Realize that if your mind is full and you are worried or anxious about anything, you’re not going to be able to respond to the quieter signals your intuition is sending. So cultivate calmness and learn to de-stress yourself in the moment by instantly being able to calm down both mentally and physically.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to start doing a body relaxation exercise at the end of every day. To do this you start with your feet and work your way up to the top of the head, consciously relaxing and feeling every part of your body losing the muscular tension of stress. After a couple weeks, once you have learned to “feel” what your body feels like without stress, you should be available to do a 5 second countdown and get there.

2.) Learn how to position yourself to listen to intuition. Psychics and intuitives are able to call upon their skills on demand. That comes from having a certain amount of giftedness, but it also comes from experience and practice. Those who are good at it have learned to be able to turn it on at will and tune in to something on that level.

The easiest way I recommend is to develop a Yes/No intuition response, so you can intuitively answer questions with a yes or no answer. It’s simple but it’s a really good way to start becoming sensitive to intuitive information. You can train your hands to feel if the answer is yes or no. Your hands might heat up or tingle or itch as the intuitive response.

For example, you can set it for your Left hand to be associated with a “no” answer, right hand could be “yes”, (or reverse if you’re a leftie like me). First you need to calibrate your hands, so start by affirming things that are yes, like your name, age, where you live, and then give wrong answers so you can feel what no feels like.

You can also do the same thing with a visual response, like seeing a green light for yes and a red light for no. Once you have practiced enough so that you can perceive your response, then use this during the day for situations when you want to turn on your intuition. Ask the question and see what the response is. It takes practice to be good, and sometimes you will still get a neutral response, which means, there is no yes or no.

3.) Pay attention to the type of intuitive experience you have. Intuition is always on as it is your direct connection with the universe. You may experience it mostly visually, through sound, or just knowing. Pay attention to how it shows up, and what your personal recognition preferences are. The more you do this, the more likely you will be to recognize it. It’s the same when you buy a new car and suddenly notice all the other cars like yours on the road. In essence you are “priming” yourself to be sensitive to your own intuitive recall.

4. Go deeper. One of the biggest positive influences of intuition is having some kind of meditation practice that you enjoy. Going deeper is the best way to leverage your intuition talents because the point of greatest power and transformation is within. When we meditate we are literally paving new neural connections that better integrate us with the nature and unity of the universe. That is why we often experience deep insight and revelation between bouts of calmness and peace. Meditation doesn’t need to be difficult. The easiest meditation I give my students is this one that I invented. Inhale and sense “I am breathing the universe.” Exhale and sense “The Universe is breathing me.” Do that for a few minutes and you will easily reach a point of inner calmness where you can just experience and be aware. If you wander, just gently go back to your breath.

5.) Recognize intuition as a skill that you can master and learn. Then you’ll be able to apply it in all areas of your life, career or in business. Like any skill, it needs to be practiced, developed and cultivated. You can’t do this simply by reading about it. It must be done through experience. So set up some kind of practice regimen and stick with it. You’ll see results.

So, yes we can train ourselves to turn on intuition in an instant. It’s a skill that, just like anything else, takes a bit of practice to master.

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Author's Bio: 

Arupa Tesolin is an intuition and innovation expert, speaker and trainer, author of the on-line training program Speed Intuition, the book Ting! A Surprising Way to Listen to Intuition & Do Business Better. She also heads the corporate training company Intuita