Although my blog turned 1 on July 17th, I only started doing intuitive readings in early October 2010 after taking Slade Roberson’s Automatic Intuition course. The story of how I was drawn to take that class hasn’t yet been written. But you can read my review of the course.
Over the past year I’ve met incredible people I’ve done intuitive readings for – each with a unique story and every single one of them has taught me something. I’ve also been contacted by some weirdos, but that’s for a whole ‘nother post.
While it’s true that I’ve always been an empath, I haven’t always been a skilled empath, and I haven’t always known how to do intuitive readings. My intuitive skills developed over the course of time rather than having them in full power at birth. Which, by the way, is still ongoing – my growth and skills change all of the time. We’re never really done learning.
I believe that we are all intuitive – every last one of us – and it’s just a matter of having the desire and drive to develop it. Some of us do, some of us don’t.
If you’re trying to develop your intuition, these points are worth keeping in mind:
- Just like our fingerprints, everyone has a unique signature for higher sense perception. There is no higher sense that is “better than” another. Just because someone can see angels/spirit guides and I can hear them doesn’t mean I’m right and she’s wrong. It just means we get information in different ways.
- You’ve got to “trust what you get” – which is what my friend Lisa from Practically Intuitive always says. And guess what? She’s right! Quite often I’ll get information about someone or something and think, “Am I making this up?!” I’ve learned to share it anyway – those things that I usually think I’m “making up” are often just what the other person needed to hear.
- Developing your interpretation skills takes time. Because Spirit so often talks to us in symbols, you need to know yourself well, know how you get the information and how you process it. Be patient with yourself. This sort of thing usually isn’t learned overnight. I’m still learning – and I hope I will be until I draw my last breath.
- Watch out for the mind/ego trying to insert its viewpoint and tell you that you/your intuition/your guides are wrong, wrong, wrong. The ego loves playing mind games and loves making us doubt ourselves.
- You don’t have to be right 100% of the time. No psychic knows everything. Intuitive people are here at “earth school” too. And if we knew everything, we wouldn’t need to be. Yeah, it sucks when someone tells you that you got something wrong. But, sometimes people come back and say something like, “What you said didn’t make sense at the time but later it suddenly dawned on me…” No one is always right – no matter what your husband/wife/partner/boss would like you to believe about themselves.
- It’s easier to pick up intuitive information for others than for yourself. Ever hear this joke? Two psychics met on the sidewalk. The first psychic said to the second, “You’re fine, how am I?” I don’t know what my future holds – I’m not supposed to! That would take half the fun out of living, wouldn’t it? It’s so much easier for me to pick up information for someone else – I’m not as emotionally attached to the outcome and therefore know that what I get is what I get, and not just my hoping/wishing making stuff up.
What have you learned about developing your intuition in your practice? Do you wonder what it’s like for someone doing intuitive readings? Share your questions & comments here!
Like what you read here? Subscribe to The Daily Awe! Or share this article with your friends, family and Facebook pals!