Rituals have been known in most human societies. They include not only the worship rites and ceremonies of religion, but also rites of passage and purification rites, oaths of devotion, marriages, funerals and more. More recently people engage in rituals with the intention of achieving a wide set of desired effects, from reducing their anxiety to boosting their confidence, easing their grief to finding love or performing well in a competition.
Like optimism, intuition can be nurtured. Studies have shown that contrary to popular belief, intuition isn't something we are born with, and it doesn't come naturally to everyone. Intuition is a skill that we can discover, and we can get better at it the more we practise.