The sixth sense is just that, an extrasensory perception (or ESP) beyond our five commonly recognized senses — hearing, taste, sight, smell and touch. The informal use of the term “sixth sense” refers to our ability to perceive something that isn’t apparently there. The sixth sense is sometimes described as intuition, or the sense of knowing something without previous stored knowledge about it. This intuition is that “gut feeling”—something that you know or think likely based on instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.
When understanding your 6th sense, always keep in mind that there is nothing to fear, everyone has it, it’s scientific, and whether you know it or not you’ve already had contact. Our sixth sense or intuitive abilities are as powerful and beneficial as any of our other senses if not more. They are definitely more exciting! So it pays to develop your sixth sense. Developing your sixth sense is about recognizing and developing our intuition. In doing so it adds a whole new dimension to our lives empowers us with confidence.
We all receive intuitive information each and every day, so naturally we are all intuitive. We receive messages in four different ways. They are claircogniance, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience.
Here Are Some Steps to Help You Develop Your Sixth Sense…
Initially you will need to develop:
The Physical Senses
We now live in a society where we are less dependent on our senses for our survival that many people have become dull and unaware. Your sense of vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste through the modern world have gotten out of tune. To get in tune with your senses begin by immersing your self in nature. Just by being in nature you will make your senses come alive.
Through your life you develop beliefs that help you filter and make sense of the world. This world is all about communication and it includes both the seen and unseen mediums, but your beliefs are the very thing that keep you from communication. If you are Christian and I am a Buddhist you will not accept an Idea if it challenges your beliefs, even if the idea has nothing to do with Christianity. You need to learn to suspend disbelief and judgment if you are ever to expand your awareness. You need to learn to listen attentively, intelligently, and openly if you are to derive wisdom from an experience.
You need to not be governed and consumed by your emotions. You need to be able to distinguish a real feeling. If you feel it in your heart it will transform you because you will take action (karma). If you become consumed by your feelings but only remains a feeling with no action, then you will know it is pseudo. Never go against your heart.
You will need to learn to watch and observe your inner mechanisms. Let your mind play its role of logic and reason and let your heart function for its purpose of feeling. Be conscious of both. You will need to learn to let everything function in its own natural way or else your judgment will get clouded. You will need to learn to trust your feelings and trust yourself.
It’s Important That You…
Slow down, time seems to be speeding up and so is the fast pace of the current system. Make time for yourself, and stop and feel before you decide. If you don’t, you won’t be able to focus on your intuition and the subtle messages sent to you by others. Cramming your life with so much input can make you overwhelmed and you will be too busy to stop and acknowledge what your intuition is telling you. Don’t let this psychic gift remain untouched!
Feel the Vibes
Have you ever met someone and felt immediately uncomfortable? Have you sensed that someone was staring at you? Have you had a sense of danger before anything bad has happened? Don’t ignore these signals. Take appropriate action, especially if you sense danger. You are receiving messages from your subconscious or being alerted by some very subtle physical changes or sensations.
If you are seeking a solution to a problem, trying to make a decision, or if you need a creative idea, go to a quiet place where you cannot be interrupted. Breathe deeply for several minutes and calm your thoughts. Then ask a question of your subconscious mind. Sit quietly and wait for 10 or 15 minutes. If you don’t get an answer immediately, keep asking the question — before you go to bed, when you wake up, while you are in the car. The power and patterns of all of your senses, insights and memories will converge to provide guidance for you.
Keep a Dream Journal
For most people, their intuition is either suppressed, denied, ignored or simply not tapped into, but when you dream, everything seems to open up. Unfortunately, most dreams are disregarded or not remembered by the time your day is done. Your dreams are powerful subconscious dramas playing out while you sleep. They offer insight into your daily problems and life events through archetypal imagery and symbols. Writing is a very powerful way to tap into your subconscious and to strengthen your intuition. Keep a journal in which you write down thoughts that come to you without your specific focus or intention.
Visualize and Speak Your Intentions
Your subconscious mind, intuition and dreams regularly send messages to you. Try sending messages right back! Visualize what you want to accomplish or your end goal. Speak your intentions out loud as though they are already real. Reinforce your desires with your subconscious mind so that it can work for you to actualize what you want. I’m not suggesting some magical attraction. If you plant a subconscious seed, your mind and senses are going to help the seed germinate and bloom.
Listen and Communicate with All of Your Senses
93% of communication is nonverbal. Be fully engaged when you are listening to someone. Pay attention not only to the words, but also to expressions, smells, gestures and moods. Get a read on the person, not just the content of the language.
Spend Time in Nature
When you spend time in nature, you are stimulating and rekindling some of the ancient parts of your brain that were necessary for survival. You are tuning back in to the natural order and creating a heightened sensitivity to the interconnectedness and relation of all living things. You are reconnecting and replenishing, to allow for better intuition. Nature is the most natural healer.
Stop Brushing Off that Inner Voice
The inner voice comes through sometimes, and its instinct for many people to just brush it off. People have been taught to only trust what they can see with their eyes and hear with their ears. When information seemingly comes from out of nowhere, they second guess themselves. More times than not, though, that information turns out to be correct. The ‘inner voice’ is not always a voice, incidentally. For some people, it comes in the form of a voice in your mind—a voice that is both part of you and distinct with a personality of its own at the same time. For other people, images might flash before their eyes. For still others, information may come through in the form of ‘gut feelings’ or instinctual knowledge. Either way, this is your higher self-trying to get messages through to you, it’s time to listen up.
Start a Meditation Regime
Meditation is like exercise for the brain and it strengthens the mind. It helps you focus and concentrate and is great to do regularly. It also teaches you to find a calm, quiet place inside of you so that—no matter what hectic things are going on around you—you can be still and listen to that inner voice. Even if it’s only for 10 minutes per day, you’ll notice within a few weeks you will already be making progress.
To really develop your ability to pick up information, the best thing you can do is practice. Learn to practice trusting your feelings and you will find them a stronger and stronger guide in your life. Practice learning to hear, feel and see what that inner voice has to tell you. by using the steps above and when it comes through, stop with the flow of other random thoughts and ideas, and just let the information settle in.