The 5 Intuitive Senses

When your body wants to communicate with you, it sends you signals. These signals are a response to one of two things: external stimulus or internal stimulus.
The ‘internal’ stimulus of intuition can feel like a ‘real’ sensory experience from the outside world (like dreams). It can feel like the idea of a sensory experience from the outside world (like in daydreams). To better understand how these ‘inner’ sensations work, let’s look at some examples of how intuition speaks to us through our intuitive – or supersensory – impressions.

1. The intuitive sense of vision

Includes seeing images, daydreams, or visions in your mind’s eye, one example would be an artist who makes an illustration of a beautiful woman from an image in his head, only to stumble on the old drawing years later and realize that, though he had not yet met her at the time, the woman in the portrait looks exactly like his wife.
Intuition works beyond time and space, so we can use our sense of intuitive vision to connect with events in our future.

2. The intuitive sense of hearing

Means hearing sounds, words, phrases, or songs in your head. For example, perhaps someone gets out of bed with the song The Future’s So Bright, I gotta Wear Shades running through their head. All morning long, the song’s chorus keeps playing, mentally, over and over, and then later that day, they get a big job offer the one they had been hoping for. Sometimes, our intuition gives us a head’s up for big moments in life. Song lyrics, poetry, and recurring phrases in our heads can be a great source of information.

3. The intuitive sense of feeling

It’s experiencing sensations or feelings with an apparent physical source. For example, say a woman is driving home from school and starts to get the chills out of the blue. All over her body, she feels flushed and tingly. Nothing is wrong with her physically, but the feeling is so intense that she pulls over the car. She later learns that, at that moment, a family member fell ill, so she immediately supports them in their time of need. In this case, the woman’s intuition wants to give her the message that she needs to pay attention to this family member’s situation. Intuitive experience never intends to scare us, only to get our attention and share important information.

4. The intuitive sense of taste

It’s getting a craving for or ‘tasting’ certain foods for no apparent reason. Without knowing why. A woman might all of a sudden want to eat oranges. Though she has never been big on them in the past, they suddenly appeal to her. For weeks, she eats bags of oranges. She doesn’t remember them ever tasting so delicious. Shortly after, at a doctor’s visit, she learns that her immune system is compromised. The vitamin C in those oranges is just what her ‘inner doctor’ has ordered to keep her healthy. In this case, the woman’s body knows it needs more vitamin C to stay strong and healthy. So intuitive resonance guides the woman to the right food to fix her imbalance.

5. The intuitive sense of smell

It includes communication or healing through the power of scent. For example, a man might love the smell of sandalwood. It’s his favorite cologne, and he prefers it over others. He feels uplifted and relaxed when he puts it on each morning, and he often reapplies it when things get stressful throughout the day. His body intuitively attracts him to a scent that is therapeutic for him. This particular essential oil’s relaxing and calming properties stay with him throughout the day and offers a small respite from his hectic lifestyle. You have probably had experiences of physical intuition in your own life. Now, hopefully, it will be easier for you to acknowledge them when they happen. You are not making them up. These kinds of impressions don’t come from your imagination. They may come from nowhere, but remember, what seems to come from nowhere is, in reality, coming from somewhere very important.

Each new impression is the beginning of a conversation with your inner guidance system. If you find yourself unexpectedly attracted to something, ask yourself what benefit it might bring. Ask why your inner guidance is drawing you to it. If you find yourself with an unexplainable gut feeling, ask yourself what your gut is telling you to do. Then do it. The most important thing is recognizing and accepting your intuitive nudges as opening conversations in a meaningful dialogue with your inner guidance system. The key to unlocking this intuitive pathway is learning to listen to your body. It is talking to you all the time. The more you listen, the more you will heal and be attune to wellness in all aspects of your life.

Examples of Physical Intuition:

  • To be intuitively guided to stretch or move your body in a particular way during exercise ;
  • Having a strong ‘gut feeling’ about something ;
  • Dietary preferences ;
  • Envisioning things in your mind’s eye ;
  • Empathically sensing other people’s feelings or ‘vibes’ ;
  • Being moved by certain smells or scents ;
  • Feeling comfortable with the energy flow in your environment (feng shui) ;
  • A song you can’t get out of your head ;
  • Intuitively selecting the right wellness program for your body ;
  • Having a calling to heal others ;
  • The entire sensory experience of your dreams.