In one of my sessions, I had just taken a client on a journey to meet her spirit guides. She wiped the tears from her eyes and asked me, “How do I know if what I saw is intuition or if I just imagined things?” When dealing with the ethereal, it’s sometimes hard to know what to make of everything—particularly when you’re just starting! To understand how your psychic skills manifest and help you develop them, I’ve provided five sure fire ways to enhance your natural abilities.
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Let me break it down for you. In all of life, there is reality, imagination, and divine wisdom. Reality is what is true and what you confront with all your being and your senses in every moment of every day. Imagination is a mental process that creates many stories in your mind. Sometimes you are aware that you’re just imagining something and that your mind is making it up, but often, you aren’t.
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Befriend Your Imagination
Your intuition is your superpower. And if you want to strengthen it, you have to get to know your imagination. Why? Reality has this nasty habit of breaking down in the mind. It can easily get overrun by all sorts of false beliefs. But within it, there is truth. And every so often we are lucky enough to confront it directly.
Once you allow your imagination to run wild, you’ll create open space in your mind for every possible piece of unmeasurable information to make itself known to you. As you open the door to your imagination, you may start in a daydream but in the end, you may find yourself in a vision.
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Wait for Proof
In the beginning, don’t blindly believe. Stay skeptical until you receive confirmation that you didn’t just imagine things. Notice when what you’ve intuited is confirmed and when it isn’t. Notice the differences between these times (how they feel emotionally, physically, etc.). You’ll slowly start to understand them and differentiate between them. In time, you’ll know when you’re intuiting versus imagining, and your healthy skepticism will be replaced by this beautiful thing called faith.
Stay Open to Signals
Stay open to the signs and be ready to receive confirmation if and when they come. By simply opening your mind up to the possibility of receiving a message, you could get way more than you even thought possible.
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Say Your Predictions Out Loud
To really learn the difference between your imagination and your intuition, you have to be brave enough to start acting on your intuition and expressing it out loud. Courageously expressing your intuition is the only way you can truly grow to understand and trust it.
When I started giving people Reiki, I experienced a flood of visions. I worried that it was all just my imagination, so for awhile, I kept my mouth shut and didn’t share what I saw. But it wasn’t long before curiosity took over, and I began sharing these messages. Through this, I learned I was processing real information. For instance, one man came into my office who was worried about money. As I gave him Reiki, I heard his mom (who had already passed away) say she didn’t understand why he was stressed. She told me she’d given him plenty, and she showed me something metal and circular that was tucked in the back of a file cabinet. I shared all of this with him, and he responded: “Oh, the watch! It’s just sitting in the back of my filing cabinet!”
Keep a Journal
One way to keep track of your predictions is to write them down in an intuition journal. This way you can start tracking how you process things (dreams, gut feelings, hearing things, visions, etc.), and you will have a record of what secrets your intuition has shown you. Through this, you’ll be able to notice patterns and you can figure out your personal “psychic style”.
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Ask for a Confirmation Sign
Ask the universe to send you a sign to let you know if what you’re experiencing is real. The universe never disappoints.
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