Here are some of the things people often say when using intuition and the misguided beliefs that are really running the show (and some truths to consider). I’m not going to go into detail about the beliefs here as I do that in my workshops and intuitive life coaching, but I will give you some signposts to work with.
I’m usually surprised when I hear this one. And it gets said very often. It’s true that it’s harder to tune into yourself with objectivity, but to say that you can’t do it at all is incorrect.
Fundamentally, people who claim this usually have a belief that they can’t trust themselves. They also use it as justification that they are powerless to do anything in their life problem/issue – therefore enforcing how powerful the dilemma is in relation to them.
The fact is that you can use intuition on yourself and powerfully too. I have taught people how to do it and I’ve been taught how to do it. I use it almost daily, and almost from day 1 when I learnt how to use intuition (back in 2007). So, you can also drop the idea that it requires a certain level of mastery or attainment.
The key is to have the will and focus to arrive at the answer you seek, even in midst of heavy emotional charge or confusion. It also helps to set up your intuitive flow with a structure that overrides the guff so that you can attain clarity.
“Can’t get out of my head”
This is a common one. It is a misconception that you completely don’t use your head when accessing intuitive information. You do – because you have to process that information into contextual meaning. So, the absence of head is a misassumption.
It is true, however, that your doubts and worries in your head can get the better of you. This either makes you go blank or creates confusion and uncertainty. Someone telling you to get out of your head often spirals you more into over-thinking.
The key beliefs running with this one is that are you are incapable and powerless because you can’t get out of your head. The truth is that intuition does not have to stay separate from intellect. Having your intellect and intuition working together creates profound insight for yourself and others.
“Less is more” (aka “I’m a man/woman of little words”)
When I talk about this one being a misguided belief about using intuition, I’m not saying that you should instead talk and talk, never getting to any clear definitive point. That leads to exactly what this misguided belief does – a sense of incomplete and only superficial understanding
Beliefs that people can have when identifying with this is a need to be perfect (but don’t believe they really are) and also I can’t trust myself manifesting as controlling the self (and the flow of intuition). There is a fear that you’ll get it wrong, so the less you say – the less you can be wrong.
The truth is that it’s not about how much or little you say, but whether you have communicated the essence across. Sometimes if you say too little, people won’t understand. It is also true that as you keep talking, you start going deeper and deeper with an intuitive flow, where you really hit an underlying gold. It’s that deep gold that really makes a difference for others.
“Who am I to interpret?”
This one is clearly an I’m unworthy belief running. It is based around an idea that you cannot interpret the symbology or information that comes through for the person because it is sacred (worthy) and in comparison, you are not. It is higher and you are lower.
It is true that the information that comes through can be very sacred. A deep and beautiful connection is formed when giving intuitive readings and receiving them. In no other way have I felt so understood and witnessed than when being read intuitively. It is a real blessing and a sacred gift.
But it is not the symbology that comes through that makes me feel this way. It is the context and the interpretation. Often the symbol is just a starting point – there are much more deeper connections made available when you hit the flow. The symbol is just that – a symbol. And it is your interpretation that makes it sacred – so therefore who are you not to interpret?
“I don’t know”
This is a common excuse. Rather than take that jump and apply context to the information that comes through – rather than face the obvious answer – it’s easier to say “I don’t know”. The problem with this is that the more you say it, the more you really believe it.
There are periods for EVERYONE when using intuition, that you are not 100% sure of the information. The key is whether you take that leap of faith or not – or just succumb to the belief that you don’t know.
This leaves you in a place where you can’t trust yourself and feel incapable. You even can’t trust the information that’s coming through. The truth is that you do know – you just haven’t realised it yet.
Drop the filters
So, these are just 5 misguided beliefs that I’ve noticed over the years. It is a blessing that I have been trained in such a way as to: 1. been made aware of them as untruth, and 2. able to recognise them for others.
The first step to getting clear intuitive guidance is to drop the filters. You can only do that when you realise that a filter exists AND that it is just an illusion. An illusion you believe to be true.
The second step is to act otherwise. This is the hard part – it does take a leap of faith. I can help you with that, just contact me if you would like some guidance via coaching sessions or workshops. But to really reinforce a letting go of your beliefs around using intuition – you need to act first and see results later.
Don’t waste your time clearing them – that will just reinforce that they are powerful and bring them more fully in force. You want to redirect your energy to something more in line with the truth. The more energy you put into going that extra step with your intuition, the more you will be rewarded.