I discovered a strange secret I learned about intuition.
When I found out about it, this secret surprised me.
And if you are struggling to be more intuitive… I’ve got some great news for you.
This secret made me realized becoming intuitive is easier than you think.
This little secret is so fun, and it also involves a little science, which I love. So, let’s dive in.
I often talk about how our brains are wired to be intuitive and intuition has many characteristics of how the right side of our brain works.
It also turns out that as we get older, our body chemistry shifts into a mode that naturally allows us all to be more intuitive. For women there is a hormonal shift after menopause, which is obvious.
BUT it’s also for men, where there is a natural decline in testosterone levels. This actually makes both women and men more intuitive. That’s a good thing for you because we are all aging! As time passes, you naturally become more intuitive. Here’s why.
During and after menopause, in her book The Wisdom of Menopause, Dr. Christiane Northrup says that we women go from ‘alternating current’ of hormone fluctuations every month to ‘direct current’ all the time where our hormones stay at a constant level and this helps us access our intuition.
In her words, “The intuitive wisdom that was once available most clearly during only certain parts of the menstrual cycle is now potentially available all the time.” A natural decline in testosterone for men who are older allows them to be calmer and less aggressive in general, allowing easier reach into their intuition. Intuition is, by its nature, easier to access when you are a quieter and a bit more introverted.
Middle age and aging a good thing for your intuition. You truly become the ‘Wise One’ through the benefit of both life experience and experience with your intuition. The more times you experienced your intuition and you recognized it, you can then remember how it came to you and know the next time it happens again that it is your intuition.
As you get older you have the benefit of experience helping reduce your worries. When giving my son, who is in college, advice I find myself telling him when he asks, “How do you know that?” I say, “From experience.” You’ve been around the block so to speak and you know what’s on the other side.
You know what’s coming because it’s come before. You know what actions to take or not to take because you’ve done it before, and it worked, or it didn’t work. This all gives you the perfect mindset for listening to your intuition; you’re a bit calmer and perhaps more trusting.
You’ve also had more intuition experiences just by virtue of time passing. You have more opportunity to experience it and you can remember when it appeared and what it was like. Then the next time it comes, you might say, “there it is again. I better listen to it.”
Of course, you can accelerate your intuition experiences through deliberate intuition exercises. But, even when you practice your exercises, can you imagine as your life goes on how much more powerful it can become?
Here are 3 ways you can allow yourself to become more intuitive as you grow older.
1. Embrace your age with a positive attitude and relax!
Know that as you age there are great benefits waiting for you becoming the Wise One. By slowing down and becoming more reflective internally and perhaps even more creative is a natural way to connect to your inner guidance and your intuition as you grow older.
2. Listen more and speak less.
Allow yourself to be open and use your experience and intuitive feelings to tell you when to speak. By being silent more often you’ll also be open to your inner voice and hear it more clearly.
3. Honor the old Wise Ones because you are one too.
Remember that older doesn’t mean you have to reach a specific age. As each year passes you are older. So honor yourself and your inner wisdom.
This is all good news for all of us. You are naturally intuitive because you were born that way and it only gets better as you get older. You can lean into your intuitive side and feel confident that not just that it is there but is stronger and easier to access.