Believing In Your Psychic Self

Believing In Your Psychic Self

Believing In Your Psychic Self

It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here. Last week, I launched a new ebook, “Practical Guide to Connecting With Your Spirit Guides In Your Dreams.” I spent the majority of last week visiting my mom on the gulf coast and I was able to knock out yet another ebook, my Karmic Dreaming Guide on tapping into your past lives using your dreams. And, on top of everything else, my online dream interpretation course launched today!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far. This little blog is evolving into something so much more than what it began as, and I couldn’t have done it without you. I hope you’ll all continue to lend me your support as it grows and help me create something truly amazing!


Question from a reader:

“I have asked you this already when I was wondering how to know when was your mind talking and when your intuition. I finally discovered that I can be receiving a lot of information, but I could be blocking it. My issue is that whenever an image appears in my mind, I feel that I’m inventing or like day dreaming. When I receive information about somebody else I think that I’m only judging that person. It is like I don’t trust myself, I tell myself that everything that comes to me are things made up by me. How can I start believing that what I feel is actually information from them?”

Arusting yourself and the information you’re receiving is one of the hardest things to do when you’re developing your intuitive abilities. That being said, I think your skepticism is a really great sign. Discernment is very important when it comes to these things, and I’d be a lot more worried if you weren’t questioning anything at all!

I think the best advice I can give you here is something that I talked about in my previous blog series on how to contact your spirit guides. It’s easy for us to get so wrapped up in judging ourselves and whether or not we’re right or wrong and that puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on you to make a snap decision about the information you’re receiving.

Instead of feeling as though you need to judge yourself one way or the other, just hold it as a possibility. When you just hold it as a possibility, you’re able to say, “Alright. Let’s just see where this goes.” and there’s no cognitive dissonance associated if it doesn’t pan out, and you don’t run the risk of being gullible. Just roll with it!

Eventually, you will start to collect enough evidence to support when you were correct and it will build your confidence. Not worrying about whether you’re right or wrong allows you to focus on the process itself, observe what it feels like and you’ll begin to learn what feels like intuition and what doesn’t.

Removing your ego from the process is the hardest part, but having a healthy dose of skepticism is a great foundation for discernment.

 

Xo,

Ash

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How to Hear Your Spirit Guides

How to Hear Your Spirit Guides

How to Hear Your Spirit Guides

Question from a reader:

“How do I listen to my guides? I know they are there…I feel them & I see synchronicity. So how do I listen?”

At would seem to me that you are listening. Feeling them and seeing synchronicity is a way of receiving communication. Don’t limit yourself by believing that the only way you can hear your guides is the same way you hear another person talking to you.

This situation reminds me of a passage from Conversations with God where God states that speaking directly to you in a human language is the absolute last resort and, additionally, the most limiting way that God can speak to you. God goes on to talk about how it talks to you every day, in a multitude of forms, if only you would listen. And by “listen”, it doesn’t mean with your ears. It means listen with your heart.

You don’t need to hear your guides clairaudiently to be able to receive messages from them. They communicate with you through synchronicity, through feelings, through those seemingly random conversations you have with yourself in your head while you’re driving, in your dreams, the incredibly well-timed phrase on the television that caught your attention or the line in the book you’re reading that made you stop in your tracks. They speak to you in symbolism and it’s all around you, every day.

All you need to do to listen is open your mind, remove expectation, and receive.

As I mentioned, dreaming is an excellent way to communicate with your guides, and on May 22nd, I’ll be launching my online dream interpretation course to teach you how to induce dreaming, increase dream recall, dream with intention and decipher your own dream symbolism. You can learn more about it here: Destination Dreamspace

Xo,

Ash

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Can You Ever Ask Too Much Of Your Spirit Guides?

Can You Ever Ask Too Much Of Your Spirit Guides?

Can You Ever Ask Too Much Of Your Spirit Guides?

Question from a reader:

“As I navigate down my spiritual path, I’ll ask for signs to help me through some unclear paths. However, as I continue to navigate a specific aspect of my path, I wonder about the possibility of asking for too many signs. As if asking for signs for the “same thing,” feels like it could be self-involved or seeking praise. Is there such a thing as asking for too much from our spiritual guides?”

Well, I think that really depends on what you mean by asking too much. I’ve come across people who literally think their spirit guides are responsible for everything they’ve experienced in their lives and blame their guides for all of the decisions that they’ve made with negative consequences.

Ultimately, this is just a way for them to avoid taking responsibility for themselves and their lives. In that instance – yes, asking your guides to be responsible for living your life for you is asking too much, as it completely defeats the purpose of being here. But I don’t think this is what you’re talking about. 🙂

When it comes to asking for signs and validation that you’re headed the right direction, no, I don’t think it’s possible to ask for too much. Of course, at some point, you have to start to trust yourself. Getting there can be difficult, especially when the situation you’re looking at is scary as fuck. But that’s what trusting the universe is all about.

I know, I’ve been there. I’m standing at the precipice once again. But over the last four years, I’ve learned to trust my intuition more and more, and while initially, I did need to receive sign after sign after sign to reassure me that what I was thinking and feeling was right, I’ve gotten much better about accepting the first one and recognizing the intuitive tug that comes with it.

Of course, when much much bigger things come along, that tend to be more long term, I like to have multiple reassurances. Especially when the decision I’m being asked to make is a part of my own growth, because I know that there are going to be things thrown at me on multiple occasions throughout the process for the expressed purpose of testing me.

Throughout all of it, divine guidance has yet to leave me. It may shift into different forms that aren’t my typical go to, such as dreams and tarot, but it comes nevertheless.

Your guides purpose is to help you get to where you want (and need) to be. When you’re asking for reassurance, you’re in agreement to working WITH your higher purpose. The ultimate goal is for you to be self-sufficient, but we all need help once in a while, and they’re here on this path with you to support you.

Xo,

Ash

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