Developing your intuition


By Emma Kinsey

What is your gut instinct? Your gut instinct refers to the feelings that you get about situations or people around you. These feelings actually come from your loved ones in the spirit world who are helping you to make decisions and who are guiding you in the situations that are going on around you. In this day and age it’s more acceptable for people to just think of it as your ‘gut feeling’ but it is indeed feelings and guidance that you are getting from the spirit world.

There are many different ways in which you can develop your gut instinct. Here are a few that I would recommend.

Meditation – Messages from your intuition (or spirit) tend to be quiet, so spending time in silence will help you to hear and interpret these messages. Meditation is not for everyone, but for those of you that like it, it is a great way to take yourself away from your day-to-day worries and troubles also.

Consult angel oracle cards – Learn to use a deck of angel cards. These are great for asking questions to get help with your intuition. Shuffle the cards, ask them a question and you will be told when to stop shuffling. Listen clearly and do this in a quiet space. The best angel cards are by Doreen Virtue. Pick a deck that you are drawn to.

Spend time in nature – This is one of my favourite ways to hone in on my gut instinct. Being away from technology like computers or anything electrical like televisions is the best way to really listen to your guy. I personally take a walk in nature or by the sea. Clear your mind and ask out loud in your head what you are wanting answers for. Listen carefully. You will be given the intuition that you need.


Sleep – This is also one of the best times to listen to your gut. Just before you nod off your brain has slowed down and is more relaxed. When you get into bed, think about the things that you need help with. As you go to sleep you will notice that you’ll hear things more clearly. It may be that you will wake up and you’ll have dreamt of the answers that you need also.

Test your hunches – Do you often get feelings about people and things that are going on around you? Do you maybe feel that your friend’s partner is not to be trusted? Do you feel that it will rain tomorrow even though the weather report says it’ll be sunny? Write down any hunches that you feel and check later to see if you were right. This is a great way to show you how good your intuition is.

Engage in things that you love – Do fitness, run, cook, play a musical instrument, do anything that takes you away from the everyday mundane things in life. Doing things that you enjoy can calm the mind and open up your intuition.

Emma Kinsey is the UK’s leading Psychic Medium and regularly does readings in the UK and Ireland. For more information log on to

Catherine Devane