Have you ever seen an intuitive psychic work their magic and thought “Gee, I wish I could do that!”

Well, you can.

All of us have the opportunity to tap into the collective consciousness where we are prevy to information on just about everything. Not only does this provide us with an abundance of knowledge, but it also opens our spiritual eyes and ears so that we can see and hear the other side.

For some people, connecting with guides and spirits comes naturally. But the rest of us have to work at it, and that’s okay. It’s similar to how some people are born with an awesome singing voice. You’ll meet people who have never taken a singing class in their entire lives and yet, they sounds like they should be featured in a weekly Top 40. For others, this talent may not come to them the same way. They have to take lessons and practice before they can get as good as those with the natural talent.

Building your intuitive muscles are the same way. In fact, there are some intuitive gifts that you have that are so natural to you that you don’t even recognize that they’re intuitive! You may instinctively know when someone is lying, or you may pick up on the emotions of others. Upon meeting someone for the first time, you may be able to get a feel for their character.

But regardless of what your current gifts are, you can always work to improve them and to invite new ones into your life. In this article, we will provide you with 3 simple ways to become more intuitive.

1. Ask – This is quite possibly the most overlooked aspect of becoming an intuitive, and yet it’s one of the most important. If you want to grow in your psychic gifts, if you want your intuitive muscles to become stronger, then ask for it! Simply speak out loud to your Guardian Angels or whatever Spiritual Sources you believe in and ask that they make you more intuitive. Be specific as to what type of intuitive gifts you want, why you want them and how you will use them. You may be surprised at how quickly this request is fulfilled.

2. Meditate – Meditation allows us to clear our minds and to raise our vibration. It aligns our body, mind and spirit into one harmonious being while connecting us the Universe. This, in turn, makes us much more sensitive to the energies around us. You will receive intuitive information quickly and effortlessly when meditation becomes a part of your daily routine.

3. Practice – Decide what type of intuitive you would like to be and begin to experiment with different games and exercises to build your skills. You can find different ideas for this by doing a simple google search.

Here are a few games that will help you on your mission to become more intuitive.

Find The Card – Take a set of cards (they can be a regular deck of cards, tarot cards, uno cards, or whatever you want) and take three cards out of the deck. Look at each of the cards and pick one that you want to concentrate on. After you’ve gotten a good feel for the card, place it with the other two cards and turn the cards face down. Mix the cards up and lay them in a straight line in front of you. Now, use your intuition to find that card.

Concentrate on it and see if one of the cards seem to stand out to you somehow. Some people like to place their hand above the cards to see if they can feel a sense of warmth or vibration coming from their chosen card.

Don’t get discourage if you can’t get it right the first few times. Even gifted psychics have a hard time with this one. With practice, you’ll get better at it.

Name The Card – In this game, you will shuffle your deck thoroughly and place one card face down in front of you. Without looking at the card, see what type of impressions you can pick up from it. What colors come to mind? What numbers or pictures? Write them all down and when you are ready, flip the card over and see how much you got right. Again, this is hard one but keep practicing and you’ll get better.

*Tip – When doing psychic exercises with a deck of cards, it’s best to have just one deck that is dedicated solely to this purpose. The reason being that you will begin to form a relationship with the deck just as tarot readers form a bond with their cards. Once you have worked with the same deck for a while, you will begin to get a feel for it. You will notice that each card has it’s own energy signature and while you may not be 100% correct everytime you play, you should find that your answers are becoming more and more accurate.

The Answer is….. – This is a good one to do just for fun. Stand in front of your bookshelf and ask a question. Pick out a book that catches your eye. Hold the book close to you and think of your question as you hold the book in your hands. Open the book to whatever page you feel lead to and read the passage. Did the words in the book answer your question?

Mind Readers – This is my favorite exercise but it does require the participation of a friend. Preferably one who is opened to becoming more intuitive. Get comfortable in an area where there are no distractions. While you are alone, think about your friend for a few minutes and take note of the thoughts and images that pop into your head. At the end of the day (or at the end of the exercise), tell your friend about the thoughts your received and see what type of feedback you get from your friend.

Building your intuition is like anything else. It takes time. You have to be patient at it. Remember, that even though you already have a few psychic gifts that you naturally use everyday, it still takes practice to understand them and to use them at will.