Even though I wrote about it in my book on Directed Dreaming, I’m really not sure you want to “access” your intuition at all! I think the better way to think about it is to “pay attention” to your intuition. After all, if intuition is really just a gut feeling about the right direction to take, it’s probably already available at the time you need it and all you need to do is pay more attention, and/or know how to prompt it.
One way to prompt it is to try Brainstorming. This is where you just sit down; ask yourself a question with the focus on the desired outcome (example: How can I make more money, how can I resolve that conflict at work, etc.). You need to write down ALL the answers that come to you, no matter how silly or strange they may be. Then, later when you’re done writing you take a closer look at your list, and start crossing things out. You will probably find that you end up with about three good ideas that you could act on.
Then it’s time to take a deep breath, clear your mind by using some kind of relaxation method, and inevitably, one of your choices will appear, and your brain will start working out the answers further. It’s amazingly simple, but it works. You’ll want to quickly write down whatever comes to you, as your mind works so fast, some things can get by without notice and easily forgotten. Then, take immediate action on your thoughts, before your conscious mind kicks in and starts asking all kinds of questions that you don’t need to worry about right now.
If you have problems getting into a relaxed state of mind, there are plenty of things on the market that can help you, including Hypnosis and Guided Imagery, and even computer “games” (since you’re probably in your office anyway.)
So, don’t fret so much about “accessing” your intuition, just pay attention when it comes to you, and practice noticing it. I do it so often it’s second nature for me now, and it works every time!