Is there a way to shut down intuition?

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This week’s question comes from Marie. She asks:

“Is there a way to shut down intuition?”

Transcript of the Video:
Hello and welcome to another episode of “Ask Erin Pavlina.” Today’s question comes from Marie. She writes, “For those of us that are highly intuitive or psychic, but just want to live a normal, non-intuitive life, is there any way for us to shut down and close it off, or are we doomed to deal with this for the rest of our lives?”

Well, Marie, it sounds like you’re not having very positive experiences with your intuition. When I was younger, when I was fifteen I started to have some very negative experiences with my intuition as well, so I know what you’re feeling and I know what it’s like to be terrorized by the intuitive abilities that you have. From the age of fifteen to eighteen, I had a lot of encounters with negative entities and even some demonic presences that made my life miserable. I didn’t know how to deal with them. I didn’t know what to do. I certainly didn’t know how to shut it off, and it led me to some trouble that took me a while to recover from emotionally. So, I know what it feels like to be gifted psychically and be having experiences that make you want to turn it off forever.

For me, what happened is I tried to turn off my intuition in college, but what I discovered was I was still intuitive. There was really no way for me to shut it off entirely. I would still get intuitive insights from my dreams and I would still be in contact with my spirit guides who were telling me things that were really important for me to know. So, I accepted that, but I was able to shut myself off from having all the negative experiences by not inviting those experiences to me so easily. So, during college I was able to turn it off a little bit, I was able to sort of turn down the volume on the intuition, but it was always there. Now, what happened was as I got older, in my twenties I started to realize that I was in a much better place vibrationally. I was more mature and I was in a higher vibration like love and compassion and gratitude. And so, I decided, “I’ll give it a shot. I’ll open up my intuitive abilities again, and see what happens.” When I did it at that age, I was in a much better place and I did not attract the negative experiences that I was having as a teenager. So your vibration really does make a difference in the kind of intuitive experiences you’re having. And definitely as I got even older than that I realized that if I can keep myself in a high vibration, then I never attract any of those negative experiences. So, you really, really, really have to get yourself to a high vibration and get yourself to a natural state of feeling love, compassion, and gratitude and happiness in your life, because then the intuitive experiences you have are going to be much more pleasant.

If you’re beginning to have premonitions about bad things happening or if that’s what’s been going on for you, there are ways for you to communicate with your guides to not let those sorts of – that sort of information come through so much because it can be very disturbing. And if there’s nothing that you can do to prevent an outcome like that, then of course, it doesn’t feel good to have those intuitive experiences. I would also recommend that you connect up with somebody who is a practicing professional intuitive who can help teach you how to shut down and draw in your energy so you’re not attracting the negative emotions or vibrations of other people around you, and somebody who can teach and train you how to keep your vibration high when you interact with your guides so that the intuitive experiences you have are helpful, loving, supportive, and encouraging instead of negative.

So, I hope that answers your question. Don’t try to shut it down. It’s a very, very important gift that you can use to help you with your own life and there are ways to make it feel better and safer. So, please try that first before you try shutting down. Great question.

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