Recently, I went shopping for a violin.
Since I was 11, I have wanted to learn how to play and I finally decided now was time to branch out, take the leap and learn.
I was so eager about my new learning venture, that I took an hour long drive to the nearest violin shop from my house.
Once I arrived, an hour before they closed, I had approximately 1,000 questions.
After patiently spending an entire hour talking to me and answering my questions about violin playing, when I could start lessons and the best way to learn, 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 same is true with psychic development.
It’s not a happening. It’s a process.
7 Reasons Why Developing Your gifts will take some time
1. the brain needs time to process information
It takes time for your brain 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. You need time to integrate
You also need time to take what you have learned and compare it to what you already know to be true.
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
When we learn new concepts, we like to share those concepts with those around us. We’re a social species. We bond by learning and sharing together. It’s natural for you to want to share what you’ve learned on your journey with the people ‘back home.'
With those people, you may want to begin sharing what you have learned and comparing it with what they know and their thoughts, before you start living and breathing your gift.
4. You need time to figure out what you are going to do with it
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 every day human world.
Intuitive abilities aren’t meant to just stay in the classroom - they are meant 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.
5. You 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 a just a few minutes? Y
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.
6. You need to figure out what type of violin you even like to play music on
Okay, so now that you’ve learned the generalities of the intuitive field, you need to learn what style of music you like - what tone works for you.
In the field of psychicness, there are a million different schools of thought on how it should be practiced, what needs to be done, what doesn’t need to be done, what is ethical, what isn’t.
I call these tones.
You need to find the tone - your tribe - a group of other practitioners that puts a good taste in your mouth and a warm feeling in your heart. If you completely bomb on the first group - don’t worry - one group of individuals isn’t representative of all psychics - search out another group. Get another violin that plays music with more bass, less alto.
7. You need to find out the genre that you emotionally connect with the most
After you find your cohort, you need to find out the style of music you want to play and that connects with your heart the most.
If it’s not dead-people mediumship, who cares?
On top of that, not everyone who has intuitive abilities becomes a full blown professionally practicing psychic.
Just by learning about what you are experiencing, exploring the possibility of developing your intuitive abilities, doesn't mean you have to drop everything you had planned for your life and go give readings.
Here are a few things you can do with your gifts:
You can use your intuitive abilities to begin to manage the energy and emotion in social situations, improving your social anxiety.
You can used your intuition to predict business deals, find new clients and plan for work events so everything goes off without a hitch.
You can use your intuitive abilities in your job as a mechanic to 'see’ clairvoyantly what needs to be fixed in a certain car. No one has to know the reason you know exactly what needs to be fixed every time - unless you want them to.
By improving your own life, and learning how to develop your abilities, you’ll naturally improve the lives of others around you - by simply being happier, by being more attuned with who you are, what you want and what you experience.
And when developed, that can be a really helpful, beautiful and beneficial thing for you. In any way that you choose to use it.
Just like the violin.