Developing Intuition and Aligning
With Your Highest Inner Truth

In the interest of developing intuition, also known as psychic ability, let’s start before our beginning here on Earth. Before we are born, we are immersed in pure connection and communion with our Source, Spirit, God, called by so many names. We are made of this same awesome Source energy, this Infinite Intelligence that creates worlds! There is no belief in separation. And from this spiritual, blissful perspective, no need for developing intuition, because we are one with that wisdom.

When you choose to experience this bliss in a new physical form, you are born. Fully aligned with your Source, the freely loving frequency of your Being is a blessing to all!

You knew before birth that with the contrasting experiences on Earth, you might temporarily forget your true spiritual identity, and your authentic power. You also knew that the bigger part of who you are would remain in Spirit-always connected to you, continually communicating with you, unconditionally loving you, and guiding you back to the place where you remember and experience who you really are. How’s that for an Inner Teacher and Coach?

Developing Intuition -Like A Waterdrop  
Rippling Out, Expansion From Within  


"It is the intuition which reveals true Being and which induces a state of spiritual perception."
~Alice Bailey (More Intuition Quotes)

The Ultimate Self Growth Journey

What sparked your interest in developing intuition? Most likely, it was a personal spiritual awakening that somehow opened your eyes to a reality beyond your usual daily experience. How exciting!

After your awakening, developing your intuition, in the broadest sense, is the process of focusing within and returning to the place where you remember and experience who you really are. It is the ultimate self growth journey of every seeker, divinely guided every step of the way. As Albert Einstein said, "The only real valuable thing is intuition."

Consciously developing intuition asks for positive intention, being honest with yourself, trusting yourself and following your heart, your inner intuitive Truth. (Click here for trusting yourself meditation page.) As Buddha said, “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

As you become skilled in developing intuition and use the increasing clarity of your inner Truth in your daily life, making decisions becomes easier. You become more aware and more real. And your life flows more smoothly as things just seem to fall into place. What a relief!

Right now, wherever you are on your journey, wherever you are in the process of developing intuition, you can intend and make the commitment to reconnect your awareness more and more deeply with the guidance of Spirit, God within you. You are entering into the perfect partnership. It’s a trustworthy relationship with the loving, nonphysical part of You. The part of you that knows you better than you know yourself!

“Always we hope
Someone else has the answer…
At the center of your being
You have the answer,
You know who you are
And you know what you want.
There is no need
To run outside
For better seeing.
Nor to peer from a window.
Rather Abide at the center of your being;
For the more you leave it, the less you learn.
Search your heart
And see
The way to do
Is to be.
~Lao Tzu


As you embark on a life of inspiration through intuition, you might consider journalling your dreams and other psychic intuition experiences. Tape recording is also helpful in developing intuition-especially when you transcribe your information into a journal for easier reference.

Any kind of journal will do-some loose-leaf paper in a binder, a notepad or a hardback-bound journal. I prefer non-lined pages, so I can write as large or small as I’d like, and I can also do drawings or other artwork as I am inspired. Journal books that lie flat when opened are easier to use. A nearby book light, dimmer switch or flashlight for nighttime journalling is better than a bright light pulling you out of your receptive-to-intuition state. (By the way, some of my best intuitive/psychic information has come to me in the early morning hours!)

I keep my journal available throughout the day. Or, I have other paper to write on, so I can later transcribe it into my journal. It's fun to see your progression in this process!

Three-Part Process of Intuition

In general, developing intuition involves strengthening a three-part process:

  1. Formulating and asking questions of the bigger Spirit part of you
  2. Becoming receptive and receiving your personalized answer and
  3. Putting your answer into context (giving it a personal translation) and then using it!

So, learning how to question your Source, how to receive your personal answer, and then how to obtain your clear, easy translation are key. (More information on these will be upcoming.) Journalling your questions, answers received, personal translations, and inspired actions taken helps with building self confidence. It also helps you keep track of what you have asked for, so you can expect and be on the lookout for the answer!

Being present, living in the now, heightens your focus. By minimizing mental, emotional and physical distractions, you are more available and receptive to receiving the information and guidance that your bigger Spirit Self is always sending your way.

"I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking."
~Albert Einstein

Types of Intuitive/Psychic Abilities

Everyone receives intuitive information in some way, such as inner nudges, empathy, guidance in dreams, or flashes of insight. How have you already received this extrasensory information in your life? Journalling about the experiences you have already had will help you determine the types of intuitive/psychic abilities you are currently using.


types of intuitive/psychic abilities I use most strongly are clairvoyance, clairaudience, claircognizance and empathy. This just means that most messages I receive intuitively are through visions or images in my mind’s eye, through the voice of Spirit within, through a sudden knowing and through feelings-based knowing or picking up on the feelings of others.

Knowing what abilities you are using can help you know where to focus your attention for the clearest information as you are developing intuition. Then you can choose what other types of intuition you want to open yourself to experiencing.

The Language of Intuition

Intuitive information can come to us in dreams and in our waking state. It can come to us through inner experience (like hearing messages or sounds within, or having a clear knowing about something) or outer experience (like the perfect book falling off a shelf at your feet in a bookstore, or overhearing a conversation of strangers that gives you your clear answer.)

Personal Symbology In Intuition -            
What Does A Butterfly Mean To You?           


In the language of intuition, there is also direct intuition and symbology. A direct intuitive message would be literal. On the other hand, one that uses symbology might have an image, number, color or sound suggestive to you of a relevant personal meaning.

Aligning With Inner Truth

When developing intuition, the goal is always to align yourself with receiving answers from your highest Inner Truth, Spirit within. You could potentially be open to receiving information, but not from a higher Source. You might instead be aligned with someone else’s thoughts or feelings, with your own false emotional place (like fear, anxiety, sadness or anger), or with your logical mind, replaying for the millionth time, mental “tapes” you picked up along the way.

How do you know when your answers are coming from your highest inner Truth? By how they sound and how you authentically feel. Inner Truth messages from Spirit within are always coming from a positive and loving place.

Sometimes they are something you had not considered, an “Aha”. Or, they could be a validation of messages you have been hearing or otherwise receiving many times before. Or sound like common sense. But never are Spirit’s messages fear-based or instructing you to hurt yourself or someone else!

When you are in a high vibration feeling-place receiving your Inner Truth, you are a match to positive messages. As you tune in from your authentically good-feeling place, these messages may seem neutral, or so very "of course!" natural, but never negative. Inner Truth always comes from a place of high vibration, and as you match that vibration, the messages hold that energy as well.

Energy and The Law of Attraction

Everything is made up of energy, including all of us. Our bodies, thoughts and feelings consist of varying vibrational frequencies of energy.

Whether or not we are conscious of it, we are always magnetizing to ourselves, into our lives, the things, people and experiences that match our predominant vibrational frequency. This is the universal law of attraction-simply, “like attracts like in essence”. For example, if we are angry, we attract more experiences to be angry about, and if we are putting out an energy of appreciation and love, we attract more experiences to appreciate and love. I’m sure you can recall personal experiences with this!

The Law of Attraction and Intuition

Living with an awareness of the law of attraction, we take personal responsibility for ourselves, our lives and what we are co-creating with Spirit. No longer feeling like our lives are happening to us, we understand how we play an active role in manifesting what our hearts desire.

Choosing better and better feeling thoughts, we feel better. And when we feel better, we line up energetically with allowing into our lives what we desire.

By developing intuition and living with awareness of the law of attraction at the same time, you are empowering your experience all the more. (As I wrote that last sentence, an image message of doors opening more quickly came to me.)

Both intuition and consciously using the law of attraction guide you toward greater alignment with your Inner Being. What a powerful combination!

Your Unique Experience

The exciting process of developing intuition is as unique as you are. This site offers information, intuition exercises and tools to assist you along the way. At your own pace, try out what you are drawn to, and skip over what doesn’t feel right for you. This way, you customize your experience, using your intuition, of course! Enjoy!

Be the BIG LOVE you are!,

Karen Whitaker

Last updated February 9, 2017

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"I found Manifest Intuition after having some intense personal experiences with intuitive phenomena. I wasn't sure how to interpret these events, and I didn't feel like I had anyone to talk to about them. I felt very alone, and like I wasn't "in control" of myself or my mind! I was losing sleep and feeling very anxious. So after some internet searching, I found Manifest Intuition and I reached out to Karen for a session to get some guidance from her. In the weeks leading up to the session, I was able to successfully implement some of the techniques outlined on the website to help enhance my intuitive receptivity in a positive manner. I found Karen's guidance and advice extremely helpful. Even though I approached the session with some skepticism, after talking to Karen for just a few minutes I found that I had utmost confidence in her experience. Since our session, my intuitive development has made a complete 180 from a confusing, chaotic, and upsetting experience to a mindful, helpful, positive part of my life. I even captured some happy little orbs on camera this weekend without even trying - to me, this is a perfect indication that Karen helped steer me in the right direction! A session with her is well worth the investment for anyone seeking guidance in their intuitive development like me. I can't thank Karen enough for her great work!
~Cait W., Virginia"


"Karen has the skill to create a safe environment in which you can explore the places where you are the most comfortable accessing your intuition. And, her own intuitive abilities and energy also provide a safe space for this exploration.
~Leigh Perry, Sarasota, FL"


"Just found your material and am so grateful and
delighted 🙏 🙋.
~Tovah Delmont, New Jersey"


"Karen, you have given words to the feelings that were floating inside of me. With your channelling I felt totally affirmed-what I was sensing is so! I want to thank you once again for your powerful and affirming reading. Thank you for channelling me back into a state of wholeness as I resonated with your inner knowing and claimed my true identity and authentic Self. Your channelling is a beautiful gift; a crystal that has so many facets of light inside-each one true, and opening up a path of exploration. I feel Grace in the accuracy and clarity of your words. Thank you for offering me such a beautiful, strong, profound and insightful articulation of my process of growth. Please continue to share your great gift.
Eileen Grizer Feinman


"I've had the pleasure of knowing Karen for several years. We've had regular monthly calls for all of that time and she's an amazing intuitive and healer. Her spiritual guidance has been an integral part of my personal evolution. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about energy and various healing modalities. And what was most important to me is that Karen practices all of the techniques that she shares with others. There is the highest level of integrity in her work and guidance. She's incredibly generous with her time and her spirit. She works with you from a completely nonjudgmental and objective place. You can trust that what she channels for you is pure. I would highly recommend working with Karen on your evolution into becoming more of who you really are.
~Jackie in Philadelphia"


"Karen,  I just finished my Abe meditation and went into my inner being meditation that you recommended [in our session]. Feeling so blissful, my inner being voice recommended that I email you and thank you while maintaining that blissful feeling. So, thank you! :) this is really beginning to bear wonderful fruit. The self loving messages I've been receiving are gradually seeping over into my daily awareness. So, in summary, I'm getting exactly what I wanted. Thank you! :)  And it's meeting all the sub goals of appreciating myself in the areas of health, teaching, relationships, and music: I sang and played guitar with my band yesterday the best I ever have and it was the first time we've played together in 6 years!
Happy New Year. :)
~Tom M. in Long Island"


"Thank you so much, Karen, for the impromptu intuitive session this morning! I was feeling a bit knotted up and confused, and your reading, your insights and your encouragement untied those knots and cleared away so much psychological and psychic debris. I am a new person. No, not a new person; just me, really ME again. Joy and light now flow freely again! You are such a wonderful combination of kindness and wisdom and I am grateful to have you in my life.
~Su Crutchfield in North Beach, MD"


"I am incredibly grateful for Karen's intuitive guidance and knowledge. During times of grief, loss and stress I have found comfort and healing from our sessions. She has helped me to embrace who I really am; and encourages meditation and EFT that makes such a difference. There is a feeling of empowerment; and more awareness. It has really made a difference in focusing on positive energy within myself and others. Karen, thank you for your warmth and generous spirit!
~Amy Gifford, North Beach"