This guide will walk you through making your first request for a psychic intuition, and receiving the answers.
We’ll use many of the techniques we learned for channeling healing energy. If you haven’t read that guide, please read it first. Even if you learned to channel energy from someone else, I teach some extra steps, so I recommend reading that guide first.
Step 0: Decide Your Goals
Before you can ask for guidance or help, you must get clear on your goals. There are whole articles, whole books even, on this topic. I’ll just share a few tips:
- Listen for resistance. If you feel tense or afraid, that suggests you’re not fully behind that goal. Part of you is saying, “I want this,” but another part is saying, “Please don’t give it to me.” When the ethereal software reads your request from your mind, it may receive that second message as well, and act on it, avoiding the success that you fear. There’s no secret recipe to resolving resistance, but take time to sit with your resistance, listen to it, and work through it. Alternately, you can adjust your goal to something you can be fully behind. Sometimes, it’s best to do both, resolving some resistance and also adjusting your goal.
- Leave room to explore. I often find paths to success that I did not expect. “I want a job that pays well and leaves me time to pursue energy healing,” has more ways to find success than, “I want to work as an ABC at XYZ firm.”
- But also give guidance. “I just want to be happy,” is probably too vague. If you want a “good job,” what does “good” mean to you? Interesting? Well-paid? Short hours? Positive impact on your community? Take the time to think through what you really want.
In short, try to find the broadest clear description of what you actually want.
Step 1: Phrase Your Request
Now that you know your goal, we need to phrase it in a way that will make sense to the ethereal software. (That’s my term for energy sources, because they often act like computers. Other practitioners might call it a matrix, egregore, or The Universe. Jung’s collective unconscious was pointing to this, as well.)
Here’s a good example goal: “Find a job I’ll be happy with, that will leave me time to study energy, in the near future (3-6 months).”
Let’s talk about why that’s good, and some traps to avoid:
1. It’s broad, but has a clear success criteria. Someone watching a movie of me could tell whether I’m happy. If instead I asked for a “good job,” there’s no objective criteria. Ethereal software doesn’t think quite like a human, so it’s especially important to set objective goals.
2. It’s positive. Communicating with ethereal software is like a phone call in a tunnel, half your words get garbled. If you say, “A job that doesn’t stress me out,” the “doesn’t” might get lost in the static. Even worse, the word “doesn’t” is abstract. There’s no image, no visceral emotion. It’s easy to lose the word “doesn’t” and focus on the stress. So it’s not just that “doesn’t” might get lost in the static, it’s the most likely word to get lost.
Instead, describe what you want. “A job where I’m happy, relaxed, and peaceful,” so if one of those goals gets missed, you’re still OK.
(Later, we’ll learn techniques for communicating more clearly and precisely.)
3. It’s simple. I often see requests like, “Find a job in XYZ industry, where I like my co-workers, am happy with my manager and assignments, make enough money to vacation once a year, and have time to practice energy.” Those are all great things, but sending a message requires more effort than just saying the words. You’ll likely get tired and send less clearly. Even more, what if no job meets all those criteria?
This request is likely to fail, not producing any result, where a simpler request could succeed.
4. The request uses a general time frame, “near future.” Exact dates are hard to specify, and the ethereal software doesn’t have the same sense of time we do. I find that, “near future,” “long-term,” and other broad concepts of time work well. Send those words, and hold in your mind a general sense of the time frame, like “3-6 months.”
Step 2: Contact the Ethereal Software
Build a little energy, move it to your head, and quiet it. Think about how the ethereal software feels when it comes to you, where in your head or body you feel it, and think about reaching out for it with your energy. This is the same as when channeling energy. (Step-by-step guide.)
As you make requests and receive intuitions, maintain that quiet energy in your head.
If you’ve taken a class from me, use the software we connected to in class. It does both energy healing and psychic intuitions.
Note that not all ethereal software offers psychic intuitions. If you’re using other ethereal software, it might not respond to these requests. But feel free to try — the worst that happens is nothing.
Step 3: Ask for Success
Hold that quiet energy in your head. Feel the connection to the ethereal software. As you do both of those things, ask the ethereal software to cause your goal to happen.
For example, “Cause me to find a job I’ll be happy with, that will leave me time to study energy, in the near future.”
- This step is sometimes called “manifesting.”
- Tell the ethereal software what to do: “Cause me to find a job” is a clear request. If you instead say, “I want a job,” you may get a reply of “That’s nice.” Think of ethereal software like a computer. Don’t make it infer your intent.
- I only do this step for major goals, like finding a new job. For everyday goals, like choosing a good restaurant for dinner, I skip to step 4.
- As you learn better techniques for communicating with ethereal software, you’ll be able to hear a subtle reply telling you that your request was accepted.
Step 4: Ask for Guidance
Hold that quiet energy in your head. Feel the connection to the ethereal software. Ask it to guide you as you think about your goal.
For example, “Guide me in thinking about finding a job I’ll be happy with, that will leave me time to study energy, in the near future.”
Then think about your goal. Consider paths you might take. Make plans. And as you consider each decision and path, hold the quiet energy in your head and listen for a subtle “yes” or “no” from the ethereal software. Let those nudges guide you.
- Maintain quiet energy in your head as you receive these nudges. It will help them come through more clearly.
- The easiest messages are “yes” and “no.” So ask yes / no questions. Play 20 questions with your intuitions.
- Learn how a “yes” and “no” feel: Ask, “Send me a yes,” and see how it feels. Same for a no. Calibrating can help you know what to listen for.
- As you get more experience, you’ll notice that not all yeses are equal. Some are a full yes, meaning that path is consistently good. Others yeses are weak, meaning that there are some good options down that path, but also some bad options. Ask follow-up questions, or explore another path. (Same with a weak no — most paths are poor, but some may be good.)
- Write as you plan. Even if I think I’ll remember, once I’m on my own without the psychic nudges, I can rarely recall the details without notes.
Especially as you’re learning this, also trust your own ideas and expectations. Here’s a matrix of what I think and what the psychic intuitions tell me:
When you and the psychic intuition agree, it’s easy. But what if you think an idea is great, but you get a “no,” or vice versa? Here’s my advice:
- On the whole, look to resolve disagreements between your own expectations and the psychic intuitions. Especially when you’re starting out, avoid paths where there are disagreements.
- But don’t just stop. Ask follow-up questions. If a job sounds great but gets a “no,” ask, “Will I like my manager? Will I hate the hours?” And so on, listening for a yes / no each time. Figure out why it’s a “no.”
- Look for solutions that will be a “yes.” “Will I be happy with the job if I can negotiate extra time off?” Then focus on time off instead of salary when you negotiate your contract.
- Same with a surprise yes: Try to understand what the intuition is actually recommending and why. I often find that I agree with the recommended path, I just didn’t think of it on my own.
That said, for unimportant decisions like where to get dinner or whether to go to a party, try ignoring the psychic intuition. Do what you think will be good, even if you get a no. See what happens.
I’ve had so many experiences where I thought an idea was great, ignored the psychic intuition, and regretted it. And those experiences are key to my trusting intuitions about important things like jobs.
The secret to expertise
Daily practice. I know, not much of a secret, but here’s the thing: Some people save energy work for really important things. Don’t. Use it every day, for trivial things like where to get dinner. Then, when you have something important, you’ve already done it dozens of times.
Also, there’s a whole skill of listening to the intuition, not your own desires. And that’s a lot easier with trivial questions. So build your skills there. Then they’ll be ready when you need them.
Learn more and ask questions on my live stream
Every weekend on Facebook, I geek out about energy on my live stream, Ask an Energy Scientist.
This weekend, I’ll talk about beginning tips for requesting psychic intuitions, answering your questions, and sharing the advanced technique that I personally use.
That’s tomorrow (Sunday) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific. To join, first sign up for my Facebook group, Energy Healing Lab.
Looking forward to talking with you!