I hear it all the time from the readers of my blog and my clients: “Wow, Erin, you have a tremendous gift.”
They are referring to my psychic abilities. It’s a nice thought, and I know they are complimenting me, but I don’t consider my psychic abilities to be a gift and I’ll tell you why.
Every person is born with the ability to be psychic. Just as every person is born with a body that contains muscles, albeit undeveloped muscles, every person is born with psychic muscles.
I have been working out my intuition since I was 4 years old. I have actively and consciously spent thousands of hours learning how to master my intuition and connect with spirit guides and other celestial helpers on the other side.
What do you think happens when you spend thousands of hours doing anything? That’s right. You get better. You become an expert.
Just like the guy that goes to a gym and works out every day for a decade, so too can a person strengthen their intuitive abilities by working them out as well.
Calling my psychic ability a gift makes it sound like it was handed to me, like there’s only a few people given this gift, like I didn’t have to work for it, like I was born with it. No. I read, trained, learned, studied and practiced for decades. I was 36 years old when I realized I could reliably tune in to other people’s spirit guides and communicate with them. After that I practiced even harder.
If you don’t work out your muscles, they never grow. If you don’t practice using your intuition, it will not grow. Don’t wait to see if you have “the gift.” You do. Decide if you will master it. Decide if you want to spend hundreds or even thousands of hours practicing.
Just as some people work out hard so they look good, feel good and can move their friends’ couches, so too do some people choose to take their intuition to an expert level.
So while I very much appreciate when people compliment me on my abilities, I don’t consider them a gift. They are the result of a conscious choice I made to become a master intuitive so that I could help people all over the world who can’t hear their own spirit guides.
I am proud of how far I’ve come. It was a dream of mine since I was a little girl. But it wasn’t until I was 36 years old that I realized I had reached a level that was of great use to others and not just myself.
If you want to be more intuitive, decide you will put in the work to make your intuition stronger. And if you don’t want to put forth the effort, that’s okay too. If you need guidance, you can always book a reading with people who have mastered theirs. We love helping people on their paths. It’s what we’ve trained for. It’s what we love to do.