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What Stops You from Claiming Your Intuition?

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Over the years, because I’m very open about my clairvoyance, many people have opened up to me about their highly developed intuition (also called psychic abilities) -- too many to count.  Many of them, however, refused to acknowledge their own intuitions, to their great detriment.  In fact, sometimes it feels like taking confession. And yet, they have some regard for the ability, or why would they call me?

So I’ve thought long and hard about what might stop you from acknowledging your deepest knowing (whether it comes in feelings, pictures, words or dreams, to name a few ways — but I’ll call them all knowing from here on), and I’ve come up with a few reasons. Are any of these familiar to you?

Someone around you told you it was wrong to ‘know’ things. As a child, perhaps you knew some truth that was inconvenient for the adults around you (e.g. who was angry at whom, or who was having an affair, or that someone who was supposed to love you didn’t). They told you you were wrong because they didn’t want to acknowledge these truths themselves. Or they told you you were wrong because they had the well-intentioned but misguided notion of protecting you from a painful truth. Of course that only compounded the problem, because not only did you know, but you also knew that either they were lying to you and could not be trusted, or else that you could not trust your own perceptions. Or these adults shamed you (or punished you) for innocently exclaiming that the emperor had no clothes, in which case, at some level, you learned not trust both them and yourself. You learned not to speak what you knew, and perhaps you learned not even to know what you knew, because it was too dangerous. For what to do about this, click the following link or cut and paste it into your browser: )

Society told you it was wrong to ‘know’ things. Society at large (teachers, priests, ministers, doctors,  other kids, books, TV, cartoons, movies) conveyed the message that the whole notion of knowing something you couldn’t touch, see, hear, smell or taste was impossible. This may have come from one of two places in history. First, it might have come from the Church, which used its “exclusive” access to “God” as a control mechanism for the populace at large, and so had no interest in people accessing their own wisdom or deeper knowing. Or it may have come from scientific materialism, which was all the rage for 50 or 100 years. This idea said that if you can’t see it, hear it, touch it, smell it or taste it, it isn’t real. Well, we can’t see electricity, but it’s real, right?  In any case,  science has moved on in the intervening years, showing that even electrons know what is going on at a distance. So why not you? For what to do about this, click here or cut and paste the following link into your browser: )

You feel responsible for what you ‘know’. It is common to believe, beneath the level of conscious awareness, that if you ‘saw’ something bad before it happened, and didn’t stop it, then you are responsible for it happening. This is a major double bind. If you know something, and were regularly and/or strongly shamed or punished for “knowing” something as as child (or an adult!), you have only two choices. First, you can speak up and take society’s punishment, ridicule, ostracism, etc. -- not to mention that they won’t listen to you anyway. Or you can shut up, and then, when your foreknowledge is borne out, punish yourself for keeping quiet. Like any double bind, there is no way to win this one — you get hurt either way. So it seems easier not to know what you know. But you do know... For what to do about this, click here or cut and paste the following link into your browser: )

There is a related question about creating reality at a non-physical level. When something exists only at an energy level, it’s not clear, when we know something, if we are adding our energy to help create it, or are just neutral observers, especially if we talk about it, or think about it. This is a valid concern — but even if we ignore something consciously, we can still be acknowledging it at an emotional or physical level, which may give it more energy than if we consciously acknowledge it and then let it go. However, in general, I come down on the side of “you just knew it, you didn’t create it”, because I do believe that is generally the case, especially when what we know doesn’t involve us.

It hurts to know what you ‘know’. If you ever had a spouse or partner cheat on you, you probably knew at some level before you had irrefutable proof. If you’ve ever had the sense you were going to be fired, or laid off, you probably didn’t want to know. And so we shut this knowledge down to ‘protect’ ourselves, even though the unconscious knowledge hurts just as much as if it were conscious, only in different ways. Wouldn’t you rather know what you know, deal with it and get it over with? For what to do about this, click here or cut and paste he following link into your browser: )

You’re wrong sometimes! You know, a good psychic is only right 80 – 85% of the time. Why should you hold yourself to a higher standard? For what to do about this, click here or cut and paste the following link into your browser: )

Please check out my suggestions for what to do to overcome your own internal objections to knowing what you know — you’ll thank yourself for accepting one key to an easier, happier life.
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Hollis Polk is a personal coach, who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years. To do this, she blends neurolinguistic and hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance, and the common sense learned in over 20 years of (more...)
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