Developing Your Intuition (And Why It Matters)

Using our intuition is not something we learn at school. Most of us have been taught to make decisions relying on logic and information that we receive from the outside world, but this is no longer a great strategy for a successful life. Information is everywhere and it can take us decades to get through it and arrange it in a logical way, and who has decades to spend on every decision? We need a shortcut and we need it now!

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Luckily, intuition can provide this shortcut by helping us access our inner knowing of what is right for us in every moment. Successful thinkers and doers from all walks of life admit that developing their intuition has been vital to their success. Bill Gates, the richest man on earth has a popular quote: “Often you have to rely on intuition,” while Einstein said: “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”

“But I’m not Bill Gates and I’m not Einstein”, you might be thinking. “What if I don’t have intuitive abilities?”

Everyone has intuitive abilities

Intuitive coach and energy healer Freya Dwyer explains that intuition is the part of us that guides us to bring love and grace to every situation, and it’s a part that we all have. Even if you don’t think you’re intuitive, you have probably experienced intuitive hits without realising it.

For example, you might be having a fight with a family member and you really want to say that one thing that will ‘get’ them, but there’s something in you that warns you not to go there. Or you might get a strong sense to eat a certain food or walk a certain path, and you don’t know why, but to do anything else feels wrong.

Why is it important to follow your intuition?

Your intuition offers the shortest way to personal fulfilment. “If we don’t follow our intuition when the voice is quiet and small, eventually your life will become so uncomfortable that you will have no other choice but to follow it”, Freya says. A bad relationship is the perfect example that comes to mind. We see and feel that something is off from the very start, but we choose to ignore our gut feeling, just to end up breaking up months or years down the track after a lot of heartache.

Freya tells a story from her own life when her intuition helped her make a decision that wasn’t comfortable, but it turned out being the right one. “When I was in my twenties I worked for a company that was very unethical. I didn’t have a lot of experience and I thought that must be the way things were in that industry, but it felt very wrong to me.

“One day I just walked out.  I didn’t know what I was going to do or how I was going to pay my bills, but I knew I couldn’t stay one more day in that place. After I did that, I gained employment at a wonderful company and was able to build back my self-esteem.”

Developing your intuition

While everyone has intuitive abilities, using your intuition is like using your muscles. Train your muscles every day and you will soon notice that your body becomes fitter and stronger. Practice your intuition and you will start receiving clearer signals.

Freya recommends daily meditation as a way to develop your intuition. You can start with just 5 minutes a day and then gradually build up your meditation practice. Other activities that can help are journaling and yoga, or another physical practice to connect you to your body.

Self-care is extremely important when you want to hear your intuition clearly. When you’re stressed out and running around all day, you’re unable to discern between worry and intuition. Instead, take some time for yourself and do what relaxes you. With a calm mind it’s much easier to remember to pay attention to the signals in your body.

Stop and notice how you’re feeling throughout the day. Acknowledge the things that feel good, whether it’s patting the neighbour’s cat, smelling a flower, or drinking more water. Then notice how you feel when you do things that don’t feel right, like constantly checking Facebook or complaining. Get to know changes in your body as you go about your day. What gives you a feeling of bliss? What makes your stomach tighten?

The difference between intuition and fear

But wait, isn’t that tightening in the stomach just fear? Shouldn’t we ignore it and go for what we want anyway? Freya offers an easy way to distinguish between fear and intuition. Fear is about rehashing the past or trying to predict the future, while intuition is always, always in the present moment. Fear tells you that you have limited options. Intuition is infinitely creative. Fear tends to compare you to others and their situation, but your intuition knows that you’re entirely unique.

Connecting to your intuition is a discipline. Practice every day and little by little you’ll be able to experience greater flow and ease in your life.

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April 18, 2015

Intuition by Tara Moss

WOMEN’S INTUITION INSPIRES TARA MOSS TO RELEASE FIRST NEW SHORT STORY IN THREE YEARSHaving sold over 200,000 books nation-wide, celebrated best-selling author and top international model Tara Moss has this month released her first short story since her award-winning stories Psycho Magnet and Know Your ABC’s. Inspired by the phenomenon of women’s intuition, the gripping thriller revolves around a central female character, Karen Mahoney, whose use of intuition helps her avoid becoming the latest victim of a mystery serial rapist.Tara’s third novel will be released next year, so the aptly titled short story Intuition is the first opportunity Tara’s fans have to sample her new work.

“For those with an appetite for crime fiction, Intuition will provide a fast-paced, suspenseful read. Short stories are a wonderful, and too often forgotten form of writing which I would like to see celebrated more often,” says Tara.

The other twist is that Intuition by Tara Moss is a limited edition. Only 20,000 copies are being produced. But thanks to the makers of new Schick® Intuition™, all 20,000 copies are being given away free of charge.

Avid readers and fans of Tara Moss can request a free copy of Intuition, the short story, by calling the Schick® Intuition™ hotline on 1800 648 975 or by visiting

Like Intuition by Tara Moss, Schick® Intuition™ was borne of a woman’s Intuition. Truly revolutionary, Schick® Intuition&#8482 was invented by a woman who was frustrated with the hassle of having her shaving cream and soap in one hand and her razor in the other. By combining a Skin Conditioning Solid rich in cocoa butter, aloe vera and vitamin E with a triple blade razor, she created the world’s first ALL-IN-ONE shaver for women. It lathers and shaves in one easy step so there is no need for shave foam or gel, soap or body wash. Schick® Intuition™ simplifies the shaving process.

The release of Intuition by Tara Moss coincides with its launch.

The key character in Intuition, Karen Mahoney, will appear in Tara’s next crime novel, Covet, which will be released in Australia next year through Harper Collins Publishers.

ABOUT SCHICK® INTUITION™: With just a few months on the US market the revolutionary new Schick® Intuition™ has already become American Women’s Number 1 choice in systems razors. (Schick® Intuition™ July 2003 sales results) Australian women will be amongst the first to experience this product with Australia being the third country in the world to launch this product. Schick® Intuition™ will be available in all major grocery, mass retailers and pharmacy stores from 1 October, 2003. Intuition™ razor kits will be priced from $11.49RRP and will include a refillable razor handle, two ALL-IN-ONE cartridges, a shower hanger and a protective travel cap. The 3 pack of ALL-IN-ONE refill cartridges will be priced from $12.69RRP.

ABOUT TARA: Tara’s first novel Fetish hit the best-seller lists and was nominated for the Ned Kelly Award for best novel in Australia. Her second novel Split, was nominated for the 2003 Davitt Award for Best Australian Crime Novel, and has shared the nation-wide top ten fiction best-seller list with the likes of John Grisham, Stephen King, James Patterson and Jeffrey Deaver. Tara’s novels are currently being published in six countries, including translations into French, German and Russian.

November 18, 2003