The biggest problem that inhibits the healthy functioning of your intuition and psychic ability is anxiety.. There are several reasons why anxiety has a negative effect on intuition. When someone is psychically sensitive and encouraged to use his or her intuition, they learn to trust it and become adept at using psychic ability. If that same person were discouraged or ridiculed, and experiencied negative consequences after displaying psychic ability, it conditions him or her to be anxious or shut down whenever they use or have a need to use their intuition.
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Why does anxiety suppress intuition? When you’re anxious, you lose confidence and have more self-doubt. If you get discouraged and lose confidence with your intuition, you start shutting down that area in the right brain. Without having the right brain providing input such as “this feels right to me” or “this sounds right to me,” there’s no sensory input to provide a counter balance to your left brain, and your thoughts.
Another example of why anxiety suppresses intuition is when you have irrational fears. Irrational fears corrupt not only your intuition, but can also negatively affect your thinking and your decision-making. Examples of irrational fears are; a fear of making a mistake, a fear of negative consequences, or a fear of looking foolish.
If you want to manage your anxiety so you can improve your intuition and psychic ability – here are several exercises you can do when you’re feeling anxious. Take slow deep breaths all the way down into the diaphragm. After you take ten slow deep breaths, check in to see if your mind is calmer. Repeat as many sets of ten deep breaths as necessary. Check in to see how calm your mind is after each repetition. Another way to still your anxiety is to focus on the toes and the bottom of the feet. Imagine being on the bottom of each toe and then the top of each toe. Then the underside of the foot, the ball of the foot, under the instep, the heel, and the ankle. Work your way up the body. Stop when you reach the top of the head.
It’s risky to use your intuition when you’re stressed. Your intuition works best when you’re relaxed and centered in your body. Unfortunately, sometimes when we’re anxious, we’re not even aware that we’re stressing. Taking slow deep breaths when you’re anxious can help you to return to a high functioning intuitive state.