There are countless ways to develop and strengthen your intuition. Reading, studying, and applying the knowledge within excellent books on the subject is one of them. Books can provide the information to teach, validate, encourage, and support us in our efforts.
Intuition is an innate human ability we all possess, rather than a gift bestowed upon a lucky few. The gift of intuition is that it unlocks an ease that instills a clarity to life.
The topic of intuition is wide-ranging and elusive. Finding the precise volume to respond to your questions can be a formidable task.
Listed below are my favorite books that address the topics inherent in developing intuitive trust and ability.
Second Sight by Judith Orloff
Judith Orloff is perhaps better known today for her work with empaths. This classic is well worth a place in every library focused on intuitive development.
A key part of developing intuition is trusting oneself and accepting the input received.
Dr. Orloff, as a psychiatrist and intuitive, brings both science and real life knowledge. In this book, she shares her personal experience accepting her intuition as a way of encouraging readers to accept theirs.
All of Dr. Orloff’s other books are well worth reading, also.
Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
There’s no way of getting around it. To strengthen intuitive ability, meditation is necessary. Call it anything you like but stilling your mind is required to hear intuitive input.
Shakti Gawain has written many valuable contributions to the intuitive field. The classic, Creative Visualization, is the one I found most useful.
It validated what I was spontaneously seeing and encouraged me to do more. There are other, more current books out but I am loyal to this timeless work.
Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain
Developing intuition is fun. There’s a point, though, where it either gets frustrating or something doesn’t feel right.
In this book, Shakti Gawain, covers the importance of addressing our shadow side. In a practical approach, she explains not only why it’s necessary, but also how to move through it so we can return to that intuitive clarity — and light.
Trust Your Vibes: Secret Tools for Six-Sensory Living by Sonia Choquette
Sonia Choquette is a renowned teacher on the topic of intuition and a prolific author. This classic is an excellent choice if you are looking for reassurance that your intuitive input doesn’t mean you’re crazy.
She provides specific tools and also shares stories and experiences that are both encouraging and motivating for intuitive development.
The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne McTaggart
The question of what intuition is and where it comes from is interpreted in various ways. Different authors have their specific approach and it will, at times be obvious in their writing.
Lynne McTaggart applies science in an attempt at explaining our world and its apparent inexplicable mysteries. Whether you agree with the interpretation or not, there is measurable data for… something.
Her other books are also excellent and while not specifically on the topic of intuition, pertain to the unseen world in which we live and how we interact within it.
How to Rule the World from Your Couch by Laura Day
One of the reasons I appreciate her is that she is practical and this book delivers once again. Intuition can sometimes have the impression and reputation of being mystical. While it may be that, it is also an inherent ability within all of us.
Ms. Day eloquently presents ways to develop skills in daily life. This book may appeal to readers who are no stranger to their intuition and are interested in going yet deeper into their capacity. What more can we, as humans, develop and do?
The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness by Penney Peirce
This book won’t be for everyone. Not because it isn’t fantastic. It is superb. It does ask the reader to take action. And sometimes readers just want to read.
Ms. Peirce provides a full course in this book — and encourages you heartily to follow it. Her tools are excellent and her applications are practical.
If you are truly interested in intuitive development, this is a book to consider.
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
Our bodies are like antennae, receiving messages constantly. Interpreting all the input can be a learning process.
This is the book I have found the most helpful in my learning for interpreting body signals. It’s comprehensive enough to allow room for interpretation.
While I wouldn’t consider it a scientific book, I do include it on the intuitive reference shelf.
Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon by Joe Dispenza
Like the previous recommendation, The Field, this book isn’t specifically on developing intuition. It focuses on our total human potential, of which intuition is one aspect.
This author’s works is one of my favorites for how he takes leading science and applies it to the questions of human development today. This book goes further than asking questions and provides exercises that will yes, help you deepen your intuitive ability, and do more in your life.
How to Hear What You Know: Develop Your Intuition to Practically Guide You Through Life by Jan L. Bowen
After years of developing my own intuition, I wrote a book that combines the practical steps of what I found helpful.
This book is a course in itself, with self-directed exercises and outlines. Chapters include overcoming blocks, developing a method for listening, and trusting what you hear.
A full course under the same name on developing your intuition is available here.
There are many more books on intuition and related topics. These are just a few of the ones I’ve found most helpful to me.
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