We've all had that feeling - a sixth sense of sorts, where we believed something was about to happen and, lo and behold, it did! Call it a "sixth sense", "clairvoyance", a "hunch", or a "gut feeling". Whatever you want to call it, these feelings that have no logical basis to them make up your intuition and your intuition can be a powerful force.

Some people believe intuition pops up at certain times - like when a certain sound arises. When a car honks its horn or when a bird chirps, you may get a gut feeling. Call it "listening between the lines"!

Other people believe intuition is something only a few people are lucky enough to experience - a gift they're born with. Talk to an astrologer and he'll insist Scorpios and Pisces are naturally more intuitive than everyone else (so much so it borders on E.S.P.). However, science doesn't necessarily support that. In fact, studies have shown anyone can develop an intuition.

But why would you want to? Shouldn't you just leave your mind the way it is?

No way!

A keener sense of intuition can make you a communication pro. As a result, you'll wind up being more sensitive to the people around you and you'll be less likely to inadvertently hurt the people you love.

Intuition can also unlock your creativity. If you have dreams of expressing yourself through music, painting, dance, or anything else, you'll need a better intuition to do it. In fact, you may be able to achieve things you never even thought possible!

Or, if you're sick of being indecisive, having a strong intuition is crucial. Armed with it, you'll be able to make decisions quickly, with confidence - and without regret.

Finally, intuition can even help to heal you. It doesn't work in the physical sense, though. Instead, intuition can work within your soul to get rid of the negative energy that's working against you on a daily basis.

OK, so you'd like to make your powers of intuition stronger - but how exactly do you do it?

These 6 tools will help you:

1. Hypnosis.

Forget watching a pocket watch go back and forth or quacking like a duck, like you see on TV. In real life, hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help you get in touch with your intuition. If you want, you can even do self-hypnosis!

2. Meditation.

This is really just a fancy way of telling you to find more peace. The more stress and anxiety you deal with on a daily basis, the less likely your mind is to even hear your intuition. After all, your mind won't be able to hear much of anything if all of that negative energy is screaming at it!

So, how do you meditate?

There are lots of ways - including yoga and special breathing exercises - so pick one you like and stick with it. Once you find your Zen, your intuition won't be far behind!

3. Let go of the world.

If you have a big decision to make or some other stress to deal with, it can feel like the world is on top of your shoulders. If you let it consume you, your intuition will never come out.

So, let it go. Head to a quiet place where you can release your inhibitions. That way, the little voice inside your head will be able to speak up.

4. Trust in yourself.

The next time you have a gut reaction to someone (like, "he seems like such a jerk!"), don't dismiss it. Instead, trust in those first impressions because they're brought on by your intuition. In fact, those gut reactions are usually spot-on!

5. Think happy thoughts.

By focusing on the good instead of the bad, you'll become a magnet for good energy. And, by keeping all of your worries and fears at bay, you'll naturally create a mindset that's better-equipped to deal with a strong intuition.

Even more importantly, make sure your happy moments last as long as possible. When something good happens, soak up the feeling - instead of going back to your anxious, negative state. Believe it or not, happiness is a powerful thing! The more of it you have, the more you can accomplish!

6. Stop waiting.

If you sit around and wait for those gut feelings to pop up, they never will. Instead, work on all of these other techniques. Then, when you least expect it, your intuition will find YOU!

Author's Bio: 

Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D. Wattles and the creator of a step-by-step, "paint by numbers" coaching program that teaches you how to go from zero to real wealth, health, success, happiness, and love fast. Check it out now at: http://www.tonymasesinnercircle.com