Recently, I went violin shopping.
Since I was eleven, I have wanted to learn how to play, and I finally decided now was time to branch out, take the leap and learn a bit more about it.
So eager about the new learning venture, I took an hour-long drive to the nearest violin shop from my house.
After asking a thousand questions about it, the shop owner finally looked at me and said,
“Look - picking out a violin is not ‘a happening.’ It’s a process. You need to take time to process everything you’ve learned here, chew it over and decide what you want to do. To become a master at violin in under a year, you would have to quit your job tomorrow. This is going to take you at least a year to learn proficiently - so why not give it that time?”
The interaction was a little of kurt for my tastes, as I was just eager to learn and when I am this way about something, I get excited. But, feelings aside, the same is true with psychic development.
When you develop any new system in your life, it takes time to wrap your mind around all aspects of it, and it's this same way with your gifts. It’s not a happening, it’s a process.
7 Reasons Why Developing Your Gifts Can Take Time
1. the brain needs time to process information
It takes time for your brain to integrate all the mental information you learn.
Developing your intuitive abilities isn’t just about meditating, focusing and trying to see things in your mind’s eye. It’s a lot of factual knowledge your brain needs time to absorb. Integrating what you've learned takes at least one night's sleep.
2. Your life needs time to dovetail things together
When you develop your gifts, you are often confronted with new truths, that usually come right up against old truths and go head to said.
So for many, you also may need time to take what you have learned and compare it to what you already know to be true and see which fits better.
Not everything you learn on the intuitive journey is going to resonate with you and sorting out the wheat from the chaff is a process that happens over the long term.
3. You need time to explain what you’ve learned to the people in your life
If the people in your life are going to jump on board with the new you, they need time to understand it, get to know it and learn to admire this part, too.
When you develop, it's natural for you to want to share what you’ve learned on your journey with the people ‘back home,' and this sharing will often change the behaviors of those around you. Many people become more conducive to the new you as you move farther along and this allows your gifts to blossom more readily as you walk down the path. This returning to the tribe to share what you’ve learned is called The Hero’s Journey.
4. You need time to figure out what you are going to do with the information
After you’ve spent some time learning about energy healing, chakras, and auras - you need to figure out how you can apply it to real life situations in the everyday human world.
Intuitive abilities aren’t meant to just stay in the classroom - they are intended to be applied tools you can use to benefit and enhance your time on earth. Learning how to develop your clairaudient abilities, and then figuring out how to apply them to your life - takes some time and troubleshooting. This is what we do every month in The Membership Program, by the way. We take one aspect of this path, and we look at it and work with it to apply its meaning to our lives with new content and a guided journey every week.
5. You'll need time to figure out how your gifts are going to work for you
Not all of your intuitive abilities are going to seamlessly weave into your current life.
For example, what if you are now sensing deceased people? How is that going to fit into family gatherings? How are you going to manage it? Are you going to freak out? Pass messages? Just drink a lot of spiced cider at the next gathering and hope you start feeling less anxious in only a few minutes?
You have to figure out how to make it work, in a way that it’s helpful and not harmful. This too takes some time, some troubleshooting, and a bit of trial and error, which can sometimes be a little comical, so this one's not so bad.
6. You need to figure out what type of violin you even like to play music on
That's right! Now that you’ve learned the generalities of the intuitive field, you need to determine what style of music you like and what tone works for you.
In the field of psychics, there are many specializations. You will want to take some time looking at each and seeing which one you like the most now. It may change later.
7. You'll likely need to teach others as you go
When you train someone, it always takes twice as long. As you teach, you also learn, and you'll likely learn more about what you know, as well as what you don't and what you can study or where you can develop more, by teaching. So teaching can be helpful.
But it takes time to plan apprenticeships and classes and to unfold and walk through them.
When you develop your intuitive abilities, you're improving your own life, and by doing this, you’ll naturally improve the lives of others around you - by just being happier, by being more attuned with who you are, and with what you want and what you want to experience.
This is how intuition helps us, it's like a rudder for our ship. Crafting and perfecting that ship takes time, some would say a lifetime.
I believe it's important to honor our exuberance for new hobbies and crafts, so I encourage you to continue on if you're learning now.
As much as it is important to provide realistic expectations, I think we all know our own pace and what's right - so you may be really excited right now to learn more, that's okay.
Soak in as much as your heart desires until you're ready for the next round - just take some time to breathe in between our talking spaces, or you might burn out.
Amanda Linette Meder