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Intuition: Yo Got It, Use It!

by Elissa Heyman

You have a powerful inner guidance system. Like a GPS, all you need are a few instructions to use it effectively. This is your guide to access your own powerful intuition.

When one is intuitive about something, they are in a state of rapport with it. In this receptive state, your intuition can tell you intimate and important things nobody else will. It might tell you things that cause your logical mind to argue with it. Whatever the missive from within, people choose to follow its challenging path because it also feels right—they realize their intuition is speaking for their heart. Intuition is the superior tool of choice when making important life decisions.

Your heart is in tune with a fundamental human wish to feel purpose and follow destiny. Every culture’s myths celebrate the heart’s intelligence. The intuition, like the heart, can identify what choice you’ll find most fulfilling.


The intuition informs abruptly. In an instant, a person can know something to be true, understand something new. Many people have an intuitive flash as they're falling asleep or waking up. Perhaps this is because their psychological defense systems are down, and they are available for a deeper range of communications.

Our intuition is always bringing us new knowledge. It makes us aware of what resonates or what is dissonant in our environment.

Almost everyone has experienced their own intuition. Millions of people can walk into a house for sale, and instantly know it’s the right place for them to live. (Or know it’s not.) For some couples, it takes just one look to recognize their lifetime partner.

Many people also experience their pets' abilities “to know". Dogs have been known to howl inconsolably at the moment of their master’s death, even if they're separated by thousands of miles.

One of the easiest places for people to make an intuitive leap is while watching a film. Early in the movie a hint is dropped about a later plot development. When you catch it, it adds excitement to watching the plot unfold. In our own lives, we get more hooked into our own story by glimpses our intuition gives us of how things can turn out. Intuitive hits make life more interesting!

The intuition's most important role is to indicate what, where, and whom is part of our potential growth and fulfillment. However, it can be frustrating for a seeking person to wait for the moment when enlightenment arrives. You don’t have to wait!

The good news is there is a process you can use in a couple of minutes to access your wise, intuitive self. People find this process to be quick and easy.

It is one of several guided meditation methods I use in my private practice. All of my preferred guided meditation methods are available on my website.

Before you begin, here are the four most frequently asked questions by my clients.

WHAT DOES THE INTUITION SOUND LIKE? Often, the inner voice is a quiet one. People are used to important things being said in a loud voice. The inner voice can also be cryptic and fleeting. It can be visceral, like the hair standing up on your head, or your guts contracting (Do not proceed!). Or, in something like the guided meditation exercise below, it can be the voice of your mother or a best friend. While doing this accessing exercise, accept whatever you hear as your intuition.

HOW DO I TELL WHETHER IT'S MY IMAGINATION OR MY INTUITION: It is always both! It is the imagination, with its ability to create pictures, that allows your intuitions to be delivered. The imagination provides tools that the intuition uses to send messages. It's your imagination and your intuition working together. Your imagination is activated by following along with the directions of the guided meditation. It leads you into the right frequency and resonance to receive awareness. It functions to produce images and impressions the intuition is communicating.

Often, people end up feeling they are "making it up" when their intuition brings up something that they are afraid of doing. The can doubt the wisdom of their intuition if it is directing them into the unknown. Before you begin to get attuned to your intuition, mentally check in with yourself and agree to allow in whatever truth comes from your intuition. If you are not willing, your body will tell you by tensing up. The truth comes most easily on a relaxed and easy breath, when you're willing to accept whatever you get.


To control the quality of information you get, all you have to do is set an intention and make it a healing ceremony. It is very simple to make a ceremony. When we turn our cell-phones off at dinner, we are making a ceremony out of it.

The simplest ceremony for this experience is to establish a safe and sacred space. All it takes is to make sure you won’t be interrupted, (turn off the phones, close the door), and hold in your mind the intention to receive whatever you need to know. If you like prayers, here’s the prayer I learned to commune on a spiritual level from my metaphysical teacher, Eric Teissedre. He would say this before going into a channeling trance:

“I am beginningless, I am endless, I am timeless, I am spaceless. I am in thee, thou art in me, together forever, we are One.”

WHAT IF NO ONE ANSWERS? You can always try again later, just as if you were calling someone who didn’t happen to be home. Some peoples’ inner self is very surprised to be contacted, and will respond more articulately when they try again.

CLICK HERE to listen to the GUIDED IMAGERY script of your choice.

Below is a written version of “CALLING UP YOUR INTUITION”:

The purpose of the exercise is to get in touch with your intuition.

Know that in your imagination, you can do anything, including, calling up your intuition! All you need to do this exercise is your imagination.

To begin, think of something important that you want to know. What do you want your intuition to illuminate? Put it into a question form in your mind, then, let it go.

Now, take a couple of big deep breaths to relax. Breathe in through your nose and out your mouth. Let your body sink into the chair. Get comfortable.

Imagine yourself inside your home, by the door you use when you go outside. In your imagination, open the door and walk outside. Make it a nice day. Look around and locate a telephone…perhaps it’s an old-fashioned telephone booth right outside your door or in the street. Maybe it’s a cell-phone on a bench.

When you see the telephone, go up to it. You’re going to use the phone to call up your intuition, so pick a phone number. Perhaps it’s your own number, or a family member's, or a phone number from childhood.

Make yourself comfortable, then, remember the question you want to ask your intuition.

Pick up the phone, dial the number you just chose, and let it ring. If anyone answers, assume it's your intuition. Say "Hi" and ask your question. Then just listen for the answer.

When the call is over, hang up, and in your imagination, walk back into the house and then to where you are presently sitting. You might want to write down the message, words, or feelings that came to you.

Instead of actual words or thoughts, you can also get a strong and informative feeling as an answer to your question, or a telling picture will appear in your mind’s eye.

You can call up your intuitive self any time, using this method. Acknowledge yourself for tuning into your inner guidance system. Say a prayer of gratitude, dance a dance or give yourself a big smile. You’ve done it! Your intuition: you’ve got it and you know how to use it.

Elissa Heyman, Psychic Counseling and Spiritual Healing, Santa Fe, NM, www.elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294, in person and by phone. Elissa will be available for private sessions in NYC May 9-16th.

Elissa Heyman

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