An excerpt from Unlocking Your Intuition
Having given readings for 45 years, I have discovered there are certain formulas that work. I am sharing these formulas in the Seven Keys; these keys will be helpful as you learn to use your intuitive skills…
Key Number Seven-Practice, Practice, Practice
The seventh key to unlocking your intuition has three parts to it-practice, practice, practice! Confidence will come with practice and feedback. Intuition is like other skills. Even though an artist has wonderful talent, certain amounts of training and practice are required to develop that talent. You wouldn't expect to take one or two tennis lessons and be an excellent player. Like any skill or talent, intuition takes practice and feedback to gain confidence.
Having been in a scientific laboratory where I had the opportunity to practice, receive immediate and extensive feedback, and thus gain confidence was fortunate for me. One of the things people ask is "How can I practice? I can't go up to strangers on the street and say let me give you a reading! Let me tune into you. I want to practice." Actually, all you need to do is let your friends know that you are studying intuition, and they will usually say something like this: "Well, I don't believe in this, but here…here's a photograph, or here's my watch, or tune into me, or tune into my daughter." Most will be more than willing to have you practice with them, and at the same time, you have the freedom to say "I'm just learning."
Practice with a situation in which you don't have an emotional investment. Take the newspaper, and with an election tomorrow (you don't care who wins) decide who is going to win. Keep in mind though that if you are a staunch party member, your conclusion might be colored. There are many TV shows (like a quiz show) you can practice with and get immediate feedback. After you have developed a track record and want to make decisions using your intuition (along with your intellect) about important issues in your life, you have confidence that you can be objective.
Here are other suggestions for practicing. When you are standing in front of an elevator, decide which of the elevators is going to come first. If you are shopping for a particular object, select three or four stores where you might find it; then intuit which store will have the object. Intuit the price as well. Then call the stores for confirmation. Is it the store you have intuited? Is the price higher or lower? If you want to play the stock market, pick a stock. Will it go higher or lower? What will the selling price be? While listening to the news, intuit outcomes, such as what the verdict is going to be in a trial which is in progress.
Suggestions When Visiting a Psychic
- Every person has his or her own area of expertise. If possible, find out if it is relationships, precognition, retrocognition, locating lost objects, etc. What are your needs?
- Make a list of questions to cover everything you want to know. Some people are nervous or intrigued with information the psychic gives them and may leave with questions unanswered.
- Be prepared: If the psychic does psychometry, have all of your objects ready. Follow the instructions of the psychic. Allow the reader to proceed in his or her own manner. Record the reading. Sometimes we hear what we want to hear, not what was said. Also, you can check the accuracy of the psychic to discover what areas he or she has been most accurate for you. (Be concerned if the person will not allow taping.)
- Do not send telepathic messages. You will not want your fears/guesses/wishes fed back to you.
- Be courteous, even if you are a skeptic. The individual deserves to be treated with consideration. As the psychic is concentrating, do not rattle papers, smoke, squirm in your seat, interrupt, or display other distracting behaviors.
- Do not press for information. The psychic will give you everything he or she receives. A good reading is designed to help you cope with your life.
- Be discerning. Not critical.
- Keep an open mind-but not a sieve!
- Remember the percentage of accuracy varies with each psychic. Get the perspective of friends whose judgment you trust to review the reading with you. Sometimes our blind spots interfere with our evaluation!
- Inaccuracies can occur in readings if the psychic is reading your mind (telepathy) or misinterpreting information he or she receives. It can be a good idea to ask how the person receives the information. You may recognize the information while he or she may be interpreting from his or her own experiences. Be willing to verify.
- After the reading is completed, share the information that you can verify. Psychics are human and feedback can be very helpful for them. If the psychic makes predictions, it would be very thoughtful to write and let the person know the outcome…
Each one who has a soul has a psychic power.
--Edgar Cayce reading 5392-1