Intuition and How to Increase Your Awareness

Karen T. Hluchan
4 min readAug 15, 2023


Our intuition, which can be defined as our soul information retrieval system, sends us alerts through inner urgings and physical reactions about situations to direct us on the best paths for us. Intuition is an inner knowingness originating within our souls. It is the knowledge we acquired in all our past lifetimes stored within our souls. Every experience and every lesson we learned in each lifetime adds to our storehouses of information. This information is retrieved by our souls to help us in situations we face each day.

Inner Urgings and Physical Reactions to Distinguish the Truth

Intuition helps us to distinguish the truth in situations. It is our soul, or higher self, that gives us the impression or feeling that a situation may not be right or may be out of sync. It can also confirm when a situation is perfect for us or a great match for our life path. The gift of intuition is a psychic ability which is seated in the solar plexus chakra, the energy center located in the midsection of the body below the rib cage and three inches above the belly button. When messages are being sent through our intuitive gifts, they are often accompanied by physical reactions. For example, you may experience a sinking feeling or the contraction of the stomach muscles upon receiving news. This gut reaction is an involuntary instinctual response triggered by the intuition to indicate a warning of a possible negative situation for yourself or others. It may also be accompanied by a quickening of the pulse or a quick and uncomfortable surge of energy that starts in the stomach area and flows outward to all points on the body and dissipates. On the opposite end of the spectrum, when you receive positive news you may experience a sense of happiness, ease, and a temporary lightness accompanied by the relaxing of your muscles. This physical reaction signifies a release of tension associated with the circumstances.

Learning to Trust Your Intuition

Often, people report having a feeling that a situation may be off or that it is a good path to follow. It is sometimes difficult for people to define where this information is coming from, only that they have a feeling about a situation. Again, this is a message from intuition. Learning to trust those intuitive feelings and messages can be challenging at times because the human ego, which is the seat of our fears, can insert negative thoughts dismissing the intuitive communications. Trying to remain objective about information and the outcomes of situations takes practice. Take a step back and try to look at the situation as though it is for someone else or through someone else’s eyes. Then pay attention to the feelings you are receiving about the situation. Again, this takes practice; however, anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

How Direct Guidance from Guides and Beings in Heaven Differs from Intuitive Messages

When guidance is being provided through the gift of intuition, there is a physical reaction accompanied by a feeling or inner knowingness about the information received. There is a difference; however, when the information is coming from beings in spirit. When beings in spirit provide guidance, it is received using one or all of the earthly or extrasensory senses. For instance, through my gift of clairsentience or extrasensory feeling, I receive “yes” or “no” answers through tingling on my left or right hands on the tops of my fingers. I discovered this when I was going to make a phone call to a potential significant other. Every time I picked up the phone to call, the fingers on my right hand started to strongly tingle, much like the feeling of pins and needles, but in a specific location on the tops of my fingers. This happened every time I went to call this person. I took that as a message not to call. I also asked my guys and gals in heaven for confirmation that it was them giving me the message, and the fingers on my left hand would tingle as an indication of “yes.” As is turns out, my guys and gals were right in preventing the call because that person was not the best match for me. This is just one of the many ways they use to communicate personal guidance with me. They can also do this for you. All you need to do is ask and then pay attention to where the tingles occur for a “yes” or “no.”

To Heed or Not to Heed

When it comes to listening to your intuition or messages from above, you have the free will do to whatever you wish; however, there is a note of caution for when you decide to ignore the messages you are receiving. Ignoring them usually results in less than desirable results. The help you are receiving from your intuition and your guys and gals in heaven, otherwise known as your Heavenly Support Team, is meant for your highest good, which you may not understand at the time. I know from experience that heeding the messages usually ends up with better results for me, even if the direction I am being guided towards is not the path I personally thought was best at the time. We do not always know and see everything clearly, and it is wonderful to have our own internal soul information retrieval system, as well as a team of heavenly guides to help navigate us to safety in challenging situations. My advice is to listen well to the guidance. Our souls with information embedded from past lives, and our guys and gals in heaven, know our true paths much better than we do because they have direct access to the maps of our life plans created in heaven before we were born.

Wishing you the best with your spiritual journey and tuning in to your intuition!

With Love and Light,
Karen T. Hluchan



Karen T. Hluchan

I am a international Spirit Medium, Reiki master, paranormal investigator, motivational speaker, spiritual artist, and author of “How Have You Loved?”