Discover the most common reason why your intuition sometimes gives you wrong advice and what you can do about it…
Lightly edited podcast transcript:
Welcome to the Mystic Power Hub podcast. I’m Tomislav Tomic, your host, and this show is all about helping empaths to build their lifestyle and business in alignment with their soul’s blueprint.
In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about why your intuition sometimes gives you wrong advice and what you can do about it.
So, let’s get started…
I’m sure you’ve experienced those moments when a new idea or vision pops into your mind, and you’re excited and can’t wait to put it into action immediately. And you know for a fact that it’s the voice of your intuition, and you simply feel it in every cell of your body. Right?
But I’m also sure that you’ve followed your intuition at least a couple of times, and it didn’t turn out well in the end. At least, that’s how you saw it.
And why did that happen?
I mean, is it possible that your intuition gave you the wrong advice?
Well, sometimes our intuition sees a bigger picture, and at the level of our personality self, we’re not able to immediately see how the outcome we experienced serves our higher good. Sometimes it has to do with our soul’s lessons; you know, we just have to learn something before we reach the next level we desire.
But in my opinion, one of the most common reasons we think we got the wrong advice from our intuition is something I like to call the conceptualization effect.
Let me explain…
This is what usually happens in practice. First, you get an intuitive impulse. Sometimes it’s a practical idea, sometimes it’s a vision of something, for example, the vision of the lifestyle you want or the vision of a new business. Second, you automatically insert this new intuitive idea or vision into the existing concepts in your mind. In other words, once you get it, you automatically start clipping the wings of your new intuitive idea or vision to make it fit into your old concepts. Because that’s the only place you have at that moment, right?
But what if your old concepts are not aligned with your new idea or vision? What if they’re simply not able to support it and empower it to grow and evolve?
Well, in that case, even if you act on it, you’re actually acting on a distorted idea or vision. And therefore, at some point, you’ll probably think that you got the wrong advice from your intuition.
Does that make sense to you?
Let me explain. You see, we think in concepts. That’s how our brain works. That saves us a lot of energy and makes our lives easier. For example, when someone shows you a Coke bottle, you don’t have to think about what shape it is, what it’s made of, what’s in it, and so on. You simply recognize that it’s a Coke bottle and automatically put it in the appropriate compartment in your mind, right?
But, for example, if you showed the same bottle to a prehistoric man, he wouldn’t see it the way you do. Of course, he would see the same image as you, but he wouldn’t be able to recognize it as a Coke bottle.
And why? Simply because he doesn’t have such a concept stored in his mind, right?
So if you’re older than 25, it’s likely that your mind is already full of concepts – about your ideal business, your ideal body, your ideal friendship, your ideal love relationship, or whatever. And so, when you get a new idea or vision from your intuition and automatically insert it into the existing concepts in your mind, that’s not the same idea anymore, right?
And that’s really the crux of the problem. Because the point is that if you want to follow your intuition, you must do the opposite. You must shape the old concepts in your mind to match your new intuitive idea or vision.
Let me repeat it again cause that’s actually the key idea:
So, If you want to follow your intuition, you have to shape the existing concepts in your mind to match your new intuitive idea or vision.
I hope that makes sense to you.
And now, let’s discuss how to do that actually…
First, keep in mind the ideas we just talked about. And second, the next time you notice an intuitive impulse, idea, or vision, decide that you’ll keep it separated from your old concepts. And the easiest way to do this is to keep it in “feeling mode” for at least two days, or even longer if you feel like it.
Practically, this means that you should hold the idea or vision as a pure feeling for at least two days. And during that time, treat it as a living and active energy that wants to interact with you. Remember that you didn’t create this idea or vision in your mind. You received it from your soul. And that’s a big difference.
So just feel it, you know, feel it growing within you, and resist the urge to make plans and conceptualize it in any way. Give it a chance, and resist the urge to act immediately because you’ll probably act upon a distorted version of it.
You know, don’t worry, you won’t miss anything. You’ll still have plenty of time to plan and act. But in the first two days or even longer, if you want, allow yourself to get to know it better and just play with it. Feel it, experience it in your body and allow it to show itself even more. You know, make a connection with it. Merge with it. Play with it. As I mentioned, interact with it as if you were interacting with a living being.
I understand this may sound a bit abstract, so let me back it up with an example from my experience. In 2008, I felt a strong intuitive impulse to start a coaching business. While it wasn’t the first time I’d thought about it, I felt, you know, it was time to start taking action. At that time, I was working as a lawyer in Croatia and had my own law practice. But since my business was located on a small island, I couldn’t see how to start my coaching business and reach clients. Not to mention that coaching was quite new in Croatia then, and the internet connection wasn’t stable, so I couldn’t rely on it. Also, my target audience wasn’t that interested in attending online workshops or other online events back then. They just wanted to meet live. And because of that, I was frustrated and convinced that my intuition had given me the wrong advice.
But looking back now, I can clearly see that my intuition was actually fine. The only problem was that my concepts about how to run a coaching business didn’t match my intuitive ideas and vision. And every time I got an intuitive impulse about my coaching, I automatically analyzed it with the logic of my limiting concepts. And no matter what I tried, it didn’t work.
Of course, it didn’t work because I’d actually adopted such concepts from the world’s famous coaches I’d seen on YouTube or the Internet. And such concepts simply didn’t work in Croatia at the time.
And to make a long story short: Because I felt too frustrated and couldn’t find a way to manifest my intuitive ideas, and was actually confused about why I got the wrong advice from my intuition, I decided to give up the idea of running my own coaching business and continue my law practice – which, by the way, I didn’t like at all, but, you know, I had no choice.
And, to stay at least somehow connected with the personal development field, because I really felt inspired by it, I started to write a blog about mindfulness and related topics and occasionally give free coaching workshops, just for fun, as a hobby – mostly to my colleagues.
But, something very interesting happened after I’d approached it that way.
Doing it that way and treating my coaching as a hobby made me feel more connected to my intuition. In other words, I spent more time interacting with intuitive ideas without trying to immediately shape them and give them a final form. And the more time I spent in that feeling of playfulness and connectedness, without trying to achieve specific outcomes or make long-term plans – which I usually did – the more I noticed real and achievable possibilities right before my eyes. And that’s how it started.
Of course, you know, I’m not saying it was always easy. And in fact, I had many challenges. But this experience showed me that following your intuition is not just about listening to the voice of your intuition and immediately acting upon it. It’s just as important to create a space in your mind and energy fields to anchor your intuitive ideas and visions before putting them into action.
That’s why I’ve advised you to keep your intuitive impulses, ideas, or visions in “feeling mode” for at least two days.
I hope this makes sense to you and inspires you to approach your intuitive ideas and visions from a bit different perspective.
If you’d like to deepen your understanding of this topic and learn many mindfulness-based practical methods to help you download your intuitive ideas or visions without distorting them, visit my website at mysticpowerhub.com and search for the TT Mindfulness Program.
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