Do you ever feel as if you’re making you’re intuition up?
If you do you’re not alone. This is a very common feeling.
When I work with students one of the first things they say as they begin to get images, symbols and words/phrases is, “I feel like I’m making this up!” And actually this is a good thing, but it’s also a double-edged sword.
When you feel as if you’re making it up this shows that the information that is coming to you is not coming from your own memory or preset beliefs. When the images, symbols and words/phrases that pop into your mind are surprising you are getting information that was not previously known to you, and that’s why you feel as if you’re making it up.
The information in whatever form it comes, whether it is seen visually in the mind’s eye or heard audibly within the mind is not something you were previously thinking about, so it just drops into your awareness very suddenly. This is why I’ve always referred to this type of information as a “download” as it comes from outside of you. To feel as if you’re making it up is a good sign of your progress in developing your intuition.
There is a downside to getting the feeling that you’re making it up, and it’s this; many times when you feel as if you’re making up the images, symbols and words/phrases you get you’ll sensor yourself. This means you’ll hold back and not share this information as you believe “you made it up” and therefor it’s incorrect. But 99.9 percent of the time you’ll learn later that it was actually correct. It’s a painful lesson in learning to trust what you get intuitively especially when it’s surprising, but this is how you learn.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been working to develop your intuition and psychic abilities either. I still have moments when I feel as if I’m making it up and I don’t trust the information. I’ll give you an example. In a recent mediumship reading I heard a name that I was reluctant to share because my rational mind kicked in. Now, I had not been thinking of this name and it WAS a surprise, however I immediately assumed this was too stereotypical of a name for the nationality of the person I was reading and didn’t say it. (For example hearing the name Nick if I was reading for a person of Greek heritage and assuming it couldn’t be right because it’s so common). I didn’t share the name and of course, it turned out to be the correct name. This is how the rational mind trips you up.
So how do you overcome the feeling of making up your intuition? Here are three important tips:
- Practice! Do not ever stop practicing. Join an Intuition Development Group. Developing your intuition and psychic abilities is a life-long journey that takes time, practice and perseverance. There is no such thing as instant mastery.
- Meditate every day. I can’t stress this enough. There is no better way to learn how to differentiate between the information you get from your rational mind and that of your intuition and psychic abilities than by going within. This will sharpen your intuition – absolutely.
- Let go of your fear of being wrong. This is the most difficult thing to learn to do. If the information that comes to you “surprises” you – trust it and share it. Try to adopt an attitude of play when you’re getting the information. NO ONE is right all the time – no matter what you see on TV shows about psychics. They edit out all the mistakes. Never forget that. So stop being so hard on yourself and enjoy the process!
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Today I’m opening the Powered by Intuition Mailbag and answering a question from a subscriber whose “Intuition has disappeared.”
“I’ve had ‘The Family Gift’ since my parents first recognized I knew things that I shouldn’t be able to know when I was around 3 years old. However, almost a year ago, on December 9th, I lost my father to Cancer and he was also coerced by my stepmom to write me out of his will, which devastated and hurt me deeply! I COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN!
Now I rarely feel, hear or see my invisible friends at all! How Can I overcome this obstacle, if it’s possible to do so. I have forgiven my Dad but the hurt won’t go away and I feel it is blocking me tremendously!
Any advice would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!”
MB, Alabama, USA
I’m sorry to learn of your father’s passing and that you were cut out of your father’s will. I can understand how hurt you must have been. I’m glad you’ve forgiven your father though. This is a great question.
When we feel hurt, as you indicated in your email we can absolutely block our intuition. The pain caused by what we interpret to be a rejection is deeply wounding and traumatizing.
Inside we may be thinking things such as, “I’m not worthy.” Or, “I could have not done this, or I should have done this instead” and we feel responsible for our loved one turning against us. Guilt is a huge block to Intuition. It’s a heavy burden and block that can and will affect many areas of our life. It can even affect our health and suppress the immune system if we believe that we deserve to be punished.
Regardless of whatever our role may have been (or not been) going over the “what if” scenario again and again will keep the pain in the present moment and keep us stuck in a vicious cycle of beating ourselves up for something that we now cannot change. Forgiving your father, your stepmom and yourself are the vital first steps to take. Of course, I understand that this is easier said than done. Daily meditation and reflection on loving them and yourself and stating that you are open to forgive will help pave the way for the pain to recede so you’re no longer a prisoner of the past and these painful emotions.
If you do feel in any way responsible for the outcome you might choose to “punish” yourself by suppressing what you call the “family gift.” If you feel that you deserve to be cast out from the family you might also feel on a subconscious level that you don’t deserve to have the family gift. It may also be a temporary symptom caused by the pain and grief you’re processing from the loss of your father in addition to the feelings of being rejected by being cut from his will.
Emotions are energy and deep pain and grief are very powerful ones. If you have read Dr. Hawkin’s book, Power vs. Force,
you will be aware that every emotion corresponds to a frequency. The “higher” the frequency the more light and positive life force is contained within the emotion. This is why we are always trying to “raise our vibration.”
The emotions that are denser are heavier ones such as grief and what we might call “negative” emotions.
Heavy/dense emotions do not contain as much “light.”
All living creatures emit light or biophotons that can be seen under laboratory conditions. This light emission decreases when the organism is unhealthy and obviously stops when the organism dies. So when we are processing dense emotions our bodies are not in top form. Rather than traveling the bodies’ energy system and recirculating after being processed these dense emotions can get trapped. This sluggishness in the free flow of our life energy, creates what we refer to as “blocks.”
4 Steps to Raise Your Vibration and Clear Your Intuition Blocks:
1. Set aside 20 minutes a day to practice peace, love and gratitude.
Feel grateful for what you do have and review all that you do have instead of what you missed out on by being excluded from your father’s will. Feel love for your father and if at first it’s hard to feel love toward your stepmom, feel gratitude toward her for being there to take care of your father during his bout with cancer.
2. See yourself immersed in a still pond of peace.
Focus on feeling as if this watery peace is being absorbed through your skin into every cell of your body. Feel this peace traveling through every vein in your body. See it bathing every organ. Start from the bones in your feet and see it washing and soothing everything it touches all the way up to the top of your head.
3. Send out love and gratitude.
Feel the cleansing peace being released back into the world through your every breath as self-love and gratitude. See a golden bubble of pure light surrounding you, your father and stepmom. Feel how much love you have for yourself, your Dad and stepmom. Feel the gratitude at being alive and at having an opportunity to take what you’ve learned in life and try again each new day.
4. Forgive and let go.
Years ago I practiced with a group of Sahaja yogis
and the leader of this group had a mantra that I still use to this day, “I forgive. I forgive everyone including myself.” Keep repeating that. Use it throughout the day when you feel a sense of injustice or anger toward your Dad or stepmom.
Eventually your intuition will return. It might be that at this time it’s more important to work on yourself right now rather than your intuition. These blocks may have “ballooned” now so that you have no choice but to deal with them and clear them, and most likely they were holding you back throughout your life in ways you hadn’t realized. In fact, this is probably a good thing. Clear your emotional blocks now so that you can be a fully charged clear channel for the next great chapter of your life!
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