Living intuitively is something that can enrich anybody’s life, no matter where you are in the world, what your circumstances are or how much money you have in the bank. It’s completely free and can be a huge support when it comes to your happiness and wellbeing.

I first came across the idea of living intuitively back when I was trying to lose weight, I was hearing a lot about intuitive eating and this was long before I embraced my spirituality and started reading tarot. To me, being intuitive was just being mindful, but I soon discovered it could be so much bigger than that.

What does it mean to live intuitively?

Your intuition is a powerful, spiritual tool that every single human on the planet has access to. Some have a stronger intuition than others and that’s only because they exercise that muscle as often as possible. For example, since starting to read tarot, my intuition is the strongest it’s ever been because I use it multiple times a day. It also requires you to trust yourself and your natural instincts. However, if we have low self-esteem or confidence issues, then this can be a tricky thing to do.

Intuition is seeing with the soul.
— Dean Koontz

Living with intuition means to live your daily life always touching on that gut instinct and unconscious knowing. When you get a feeling that someone is going to text you and then they do, that feeling is your intuition. It’s information that is given to you that doesn’t stem from the physical brain.

What are the benefits of living intuitively?

It’s about so much more than being able to ‘predict’ when things are going to happen, it’s about forming a connection with the universe and our own higher consciousness. The physical and external world is completely out of our control and it can all get a bit much sometimes, but if we can live intuitively then we can navigate the world in a way that protects our wellbeing and mental health.

Living intuitively helps to create a stronger and more trusting relationship with the self, which in turn helps us to feel more supported, protected and confident. A big change in myself that I’ve noticed over the last few years, is that my anxiety isn’t getting in the way of simple daily activities. I still have anxiety don’t get me wrong, but the way I manage it has become so much more natural and instinctive. I have the ability to quickly tap into my emotions and how my body feels so that I can take action before I start to spiral.

I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.
— Albert Einstein

Other benefits you might spot once you start inviting intuition into your daily life are:

  • Being able to make clearer and more definitive decisions

  • Organically putting your wellbeing first without having to ‘make time’ or schedule a self-care session in

  • Being more open to questioning the mind when it throws up negative emotions or thoughts

  • Being able to handle low moods in a healthier and more manageable way

  • Being able to identify vices or bad habits faster and being open to different ways of working to heal these things

  • Feeling ready and more capable to heal deeper trauma

  • Increasing feelings of self-love and self-worth

  • Being more compassionate towards the self and towards others

How to invite more intuition into your daily routines

Now we know how beneficial living intuitively can be, the question is how can we live more intuitively in our daily lives? There are plenty of ways you can start to strengthen your intuition, but here are the easiest and most common:

  • Acting on your intuitive feelings when they arise – don’t push them away or ignore them for more logical ideas, accept these feelings and allow them to play out naturally.

  • Pulling daily tarot or oracle cards and allowing yourself to think about the energy – a daily card pull can be a great way of sparking off that intuition at the beginning of the day. See what feelings or ideas come to you once you’ve pulled the card and sit with those to allow them to wash over you.

  • Listen to your body and give it what it needs, not what it wants – this can apply to food, rest, exercise, meditation. Remember that the brain is also part of the body, so if you feel mentally exhausted, that is a physical need that needs your attention.

  • Make decisions from the gut – instead of choosing the most logical choice, put the brain to one side and see which option your gut prefers. I do this when it comes to choosing what I want to eat, what I want to listen to, what exercise I want to do, whether I want another coffee or herbal tea, what book I want to read or what TV show I want to watch.

Your intuition is yours alone, there is no right or wrong way to live intuitively as long as you are acting from a place of intuition, whatever that means and feels like to you.