Try to Prove Yourself Wrong
Try to Prove Yourself Wrong
Learn to vet your intuitive truth!
Scientists know that every great discovery happens only after they make a good effort to prove themselves wrong. Inventors try to break their inventions in order to prove them market-ready.
This important step of the scientific method – this step of trying to prove oneself wrong – seems in sharp contrast to our culture that gives a sense of valor to clinging to a belief, even when it is proven to be factually false.
The inability to admit that one is wrong, or that one has made a mistake, is often a sign of narcissistic tendencies. The well-known Twelve Steps of Addiction Recovery requires a fearless moral inventory at Step Four, and quick admission when one is wrong at Step Ten. One could make an argument that there can be no healing, personal group or spiritual enlightenment without the ability to see when we are wrong and admit to it without suffering a loss of self-esteem because of it.
In intuitive development and divination, the process of checking in to see if you are on the right track is an important best practice. During a reading it’s very possible to stray from intuition into ego or fear. Checking in allows us to filter away any message that isn’t intuitively inspired.
It’s important to know the difference between honest introspection and negative self-talk. Being able to admit that you are wrong is necessary. Telling yourself that you are always wrong is harmful. It is especially important to prove yourself wrong is when you are telling negative stories about yourself!
Sometimes people have high anxiety about being wrong and making mistakes. That fear causes them to be unwilling to learn, grow and take risks.
When we are able to question our own beliefs, ideas and actions (while still recognizing our basic goodness) we become able to heal, evolve and grow.
Past Life Regression Workshop Tonight in Palm City!
Are you available on the Treasure Coast tonight from 7-9 pm? Are you interested in learning about past life regression and past life readings? Would you like to discover your soul’s history and mission?
Tonight, I will be leading a Past Life Regression Workshop in my Palm City Conference Room. Tickets are limited, and are selling steadily, but if you would like to grab a ticket before they sell out you may purchase one online or call or text me at 561-655-1160.
Five Ways to Vet Your Intuition and Divination
Whether doing a conscious reading or responding to a spontaneous intuitive bolt, or whether reading for yourself, a friend or a stranger, it’s good to question whether you are getting truth, or whether your message has been hijacked by fear, desire, attachment or ego.
I know that sounds a little counterintuitive. Our teachers so often instruct us to simply trust our intuition; how can I instruct my students to question theirs?
I believe in the Russian proverb popularized by Ronald Reagan, “Trust, but verify”. Trust your process, trust that your process works, but also verify your results.
Here are five ways to do that.
If you want to know if something is true, simply take a moment to breathe with it. Hold the statement or feeling in your mind and heart and ask yourself if it feels true or feels right. Pay attention to what you feel physically in your body, as well as what comes into your mind.
Use a Pendulum
A pendulum is a good way to verify a card reading or an intuitive hit. Simply ask the pendulum, “Is this true?” and see what it does.
Sometimes, while giving a reading, I will simply hold the pendulum and let it swing while I speak. If I veer off the path of the truth, the pendulum will stop or change its swing to alert me.
Pull a Card
You can always ask, “Am I correct in my interpretation of this?” or, “Am I right in what I am thinking?” and pull a card. If it seems that you are not correct, you can then ask, “What is the truth?”
Use Logical Evidence
How does your card reading or intuitive hit stack up against logic? Very often, things that aren’t true don’t make sense.
Try to Prove Yourself Wrong
Using any of the methods above, actively try to poke holes in your established theory. For example, if you are reading for someone and you have come to believe that their relationship is good and healthy, try reading on an opposing viewpoint. Ask questions of the cards such as “What doesn’t work about this relationship?” and “What is inadvisable about this relationship?” Basically, try to find some reason that your assessment is wrong. If you can’t, then you can feel comfortable in the veracity of the information you’ve derived.
The Week in Review
Did you join us for Global Tarot Circle on Facebook Live? If you missed it, you can view the archive on my YouTube channel.
This week I shared Five Techniques for Reading Larger Spreads. Consensus amongst readers was that these are good tarot techniques for smaller spreads, too.
From Around the Web
Spring is definitely here! Do you forage wild food? Here’s a guide to help you if you are interested in giving foraging a try!
Should you turn your hobby, artform or divination practice into a side job? Here are some thoughts about that.
Joanne Powell Colbert, artist and author of the Gaian Tarot, is planning to release a new deck this spring!
In-Person Readings Available in the Tampa Bay Area
I will be in the Tampa Bay Area this week, Friday, April 26 through Monday, April 29. I’m available to read for you in your home or office by appointment. Gather your friends and family together for a psychic house party!
If you would like to get on the calendar, call or text 561-655-1160.
Cards for Your Consideration
One of my favorite cards for checking for integrity, truth and correctness is the Ace of Swords. I actually call this card my ‘Anti-BS Device’.
The suit of Swords is about the powers of the mind. Aces, as ‘ones’, can be new beginnings as well as the source or essence of their element. Very often, we can see the Ace of Swords as a new idea, a newly learnt truth, or a new attempt at communication.
For me, the Ace of Swords also is a clear indicator that someone is telling the truth, or that what I am thinking is the truth.
The Ace of Swords is also an admonishment to do the right thing.
If you are wondering is something is true, real or right, the Ace of Swords will tell you, in very strong terms, that it is.
Reversals are part of my tarot practice, so for me, the Ace of Swords reversed will tell me that something is not true, not real or not right.
While tarot readings are subject to variations in interpretations, for me, the Ace of Swords speaks clearly about what is true and what is false, and what is right and what is wrong.
Tarot Meetup in Lutz this Sunday!
Join us this Sunday, April 28, at 3 pm at Panera Bread, 23388 State Road 54, Lutz, for an informal free tarot workshop.
Bring your cards or borrow a deck at the meetup. Enjoy some food and fellowship and meet some local tarot friends!
Whether you are curious about tarot, a beginner or a long-time enthusiast, you will have fun and learn something new.
You can RSVP on the Meetup site or simply join us at Panera.
Tarot Topics Newsletter
Volume 2 Issue 17
April 24, 2019