intuition & spirit
How To Know When You're Truly Getting Something
(Why External Validation Is Important)
When you first start opening up your intuitive abilities and taking steps to receive from Spirit, it can be hard to know when you are receiving.
What does seeing look like?
What am I supposed to be feeling?
Wait, is this it?
Did I make that up?
Aligning to receive messages from Spirit and intuitive guidance is a process. During this process, there are a series of attunements that you have to undergo to learn what it is, and what it is not an authentic connection. So in the end, you ultimately know because of how it feels. Does it feel aligned in your heart?
Does it make you feel inspired?
Then it is true, and then it is truly receiving.
However, some people need a little more than a feeling, and this is called external validation.
Validation is when you receive external notification that something that you picked up on from Spirit or intuitively 'got' was right.
This is a sign, something "twilight zone" that happens and spooks you - numbers, signs, messages, synchronicities.
Knowing when you are right and in alignment with a seed of the truth, and being able to identify what that looks like, is an essential key in the development of your gifts and in developing your connection to spirit.
The more you are in the field of alignment, the more you are in the flow of pursuing your gifts, your dreams, and your desires and you naturally want to make this last as long as possible.
Talking about your gifts to another person - such as a volunteer client, a friend or a family member - and sharing what you got and how you got it - can give another person an opportunity to validate you and reaffirm your beliefs - both in yourself and in spirit.
Validation from others isn’t a wish - it’s a necessity for growth.
We need to know when we are in alignment with each other as keys to keep going. When we validate each other, and in not keeping those validations to ourselves, we grow uniformly with those around us and this is what we want for evolution.
So to know that what you receive is actually in alignment with truth and Spirit (for real), you generally do need to compare your results to an external source. You need to make sure of what it the truth is, when it comes through, by giving someone an opportunity to tell you it is and reflect it back to you.
To trust them, one often needs to have their intuitive abilities and mediumship abilities checked out by an external source, and you can do this by sharing what you see with any other person that you trust.
This can be as simple as sharing a dream, photographs of what you love, or a song of what you love with someone and seeing how they respond. Doing so can be the gateway to such a greater level of awareness you’ll never want to go back through another door.
Amanda Linette Meder
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18 Nov 2018
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