The simplest definition of intuition is “knowing something without knowing how you know it.” Intuition is a tool that helps you know more than just what your intellect tells you. Studies at Stanford, Duke, Princeton, UCLA, and other institutions verify that intuition is real. It can be what guides first-time mothers to care for the needs of their newborn babies and leads scientists to hypothesize about the wonders of our world.

The truth is — you, too, have experienced intuitive moments. It’s when the phone rings and you know who it is before you answer. Or you have a dream about an old friend you haven’t seen in a while and run into them the next day. It can be that time you just “knew” the right thing to do, even when there was no logical reason or explanation…and your “knowing” turned out for the best.

Tapping into intuition is a skill. However, like any skill, in order to develop and use intuition in your daily life, you must practice it consistently.

Intuition Is Not Only For a Special Few

Intuition is available to all of us. Chances are you have experienced intuitive moments without really giving your intuition credit.  You might have called these moments déjà vu, flashes of genius, a light bulb going off or love at first sight.

Intuition is simply a heightened ability to empathize with and understand people, animals, emotions, health  and the world. Flashes of intuition hit everyone occasionally, but only those who commit to practicing and developing their intuition can tap into it at will.