Ignore Your Spiritual Team’s Messages At Your Peril

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Spirit Guides at the front, Angels in the rear

Sometimes it isn’t easy being green.  Or psychic.

If you’re an intuitive or purport to be psychic, guess what?  Everyone expects you to read their mind, mood, and intentions.  All the time.

First off, we don’t read minds.  If we’re empaths, we do sometimes know what’s going on with you whether we want to or not, because it’s the nature of the beast.

After doing readings and being in other people’s energy all of the time, we usually mostly want to “tune out” on our private time.  It’s kind of like anyone mentally clocking off the job to go home to their family or their XBOX – we just don’t want to be working 100% of the time.

Even when I’m technically not working, I’m working.  Just because I’m not actively trying to work or even help or read you, sometimes I get sent messages anyway.

Most of the time I wouldn’t dream of just blurting out a message a la The Long Island Medium  (nothing against her, she’s kind of neat in her own way, it’s just not MY way).

Figuring it’s somewhere in the Unwritten Rules of an intuitive calling, I generally pass on the very strong messages if I haven’t been asked.  If I have been asked, then you can almost guarantee you are hearing from your team.   (Unless I seem confused, in which case, that’s just me!)  You do this all of the time too, you just may not realize it.

You can probably guess that this isn’t always welcome.  That’s because the messages aren’t always what the other party wanted to hear.  In fact, often they are just the opposite.

“Don’t do that because…”

“Instead of doing this, how about that?”

“Did you ever think of…?”

Like most people, when I get sick, I get cranky.  I had a double whammy of a bad chest cold in conjunction with my lower back just going completely out on me, for no apparent reason.  I really couldn’t go anywhere or do anything but there were a few things I had to do – like pick the kids up from school before the holiday weekend (pretty sure they didn’t want to be locked up all alone for three days because I couldn’t bend to get in and out of the car!)

I was waiting patiently for #1 when one of the school administrators did a,”Oh there you are!  Sorry I didn’t get back to you on…” and we were off and running about something I suspected but didn’t want to hear.  It was a very big deal.

I couldn’t even help myself.  I just cranked out exactly what I really thought.  Insert large rolling hand motions here.

Yes, I did.  I’d completely blown my “most patient and cool mom” award.

I doubt this lady has any control over it.  I just allowed myself to say what I thought which might have been the truth but wasn’t really helping anything other than maybe making her wonder what was wrong with me that day.  And of course, she was hardly helped by hearing it.  It did make her blink and pause and so I felt a little bit badly about it, but every once in a while we all get frustrated and act like we’re two again.

The next day I was more or less back to normal mentally and answered one of my readers with a general statement and a couple of suggestions.  Unlike normally, it wasn’t appreciated.  At All!  A little retribution from the universe, perhaps?  Oh well, just like the school administrator, you can sometimes just be the messenger of unglad tidings.

The thing is – if I bother to tell you something, usually it’s not just me.  Typically – probably much more often than not – if you make a statement or ask me a question, it’s your guide team coming through in the answer.  I am reflecting back to you what you probably already know but, maybe are not consciously accepting.

You know how we’re all really transparent?  When someone gives you some advice, don’t you often say,”Yeah, I guess I knew that already”?

Once in a while it may come as a complete surprise, but that’s not often, is it?

So if you say,”I’m perfectly healthy but I’m having this sudden really strange problem and I can’t figure out what it is.” and I answer,”Maybe you should go to the doctor just to be sure,” what I am really saying is,”You had better go to the doctor immediately!  Run, do not walk!  You need some help.”  I’m just usually a wee bit more polite about it (except every 10 years or so when I get sick, then all bets are off!).

We are all just doing the best we can.  Do you think that I don’t get advice that I don’t like?  Only all of the time!  Do I ignore it sometimes?  Absolutely!  Some things are easier to solve or address than others.  Some things are asking me to take a lifetime of doing and un-do it.  Not easy.  Other things I might be stubborn about, like doing yoga instead of running.  Or not eating pink cake when I really want some pink cake.  Or changing things up when I LIKE what I am doing.  Sometimes we have to let the messages sink in and take action when we are able.

We do want to heed them, at some point, because our spiritual teams aren’t here just to work themselves into a frenzy of message sending.  Probably it’s not an easy thing to do, anyway, and so if we want to keep on getting help, we should listen!  Easier said than done, sometimes.

I know I am working on this more and more as I get messages I like less and less.  You can blow through a lot of “easy” lessons and then the hard stuff comes up.

So do what you want with the messages, but please do not shoot said lovely messenger (me!) and please do not ignore your spiritual team.  The messages may come from your neighbor, your doctor, or your internet friend whom you’ve never met in person.  Imagine the work that goes on behind the scenes:

Your friend’s guide to your primary guide,”I understand.  We’ve got to get through to her.  She’s gone around the bend.  What can I do to help? Over.”

Your primary guide,”We have her at the Starbucks at 4:03pm, talking to the man at the next table.  Can you have the phone ring at 4:05? Over.”

Your friend’s guide,”We’ll whisper in her ear to call.  Over.”

Will you pick up?

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  1. Todd | Channelingmyself says:

    Hi Julie,

    After reading this post I immediately thought of those poor guides who have to try and relay messages to those people who have no idea or don’t believe that they even have spirit guides. Heck, I’m someone looking for messages all the time and still can’t figure them out 🙂
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    • Hi Todd,

      It’s not as hard as it seems, it’s just one of those things that you learn over time. Once you “get it”, you see it everywhere. I can teach you, swear! Email me and we’ll set a time to talk.

      Yes, those um (cough) guides have a lot on their plate! I guess they knew what they were dealing with before they took the assignment. Us human folk don’t always get it done like they do but we try our best to help, right?

  2. Sometimes it seems like a Men in Black moment – like the Starbucks meeting you mention above! I like getting all of the messages – I am glad to be in the link because I see friends who push do hard against the advice and the misery that follows when they don’t listen or follow what they know to be true! The hard part is the diplomacy needed to deliver some of the information, as you said. The next book I need to read is one on delivering ‘advice’ diplatically despite the time sensitive topic!
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  3. Jack@TheJackB says:

    Sometimes it is really hard to discern what is a real message and what you want the message to be.
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    • Agreed. But you usually, usually just know. Deep in your heart.

    • Jack,

      It takes practice. If you DOUBT it, then…

      I was just asked yesterday to write a quick blurb for another blog on how to tell the difference. Here’s my quickie version:

      Genuine intuitive hits come in the quiet between thoughts. They often come in the unexpected moment, after you have asked the question and turned your attention to other things. They are positive, moral, kind, and may feel exhilarating or bring a sense of wonder because they suggest things that our ego doubts.

      If it sounds like the usual self-talk that goes on the mind and it is negative, drones on, casts doubt, or makes you FEEL badly in any way, it is not your intuition. Pay close attention to how you feel after receiving the information. Does it excite you in a healthy, joyful, “can this be possible?” way? That’s your intuition. It is brief, brilliant, and gone.

  4. Yes, imagine the work that goes on behind the scenes! Our guides are busy, busy, aren’t they?

    This article reminds me to not ignore the signs & messages, even when I don’t wanna hear ’em.
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    • Hi Lindsay,

      For someone who is supposed to be so attentive, I can really be obtuse sometimes! Once again, just goes to show, it is so much easier to read for other people than for yourself, especially when you don’t know them and all of their hopes and dreams. I suppose I misread the severity of the situation. I’m like,”Rest? OK, I’ll nap for an hour,” when what I should have done is get horizontal for a week. Apparently.

  5. The Vizier/Han of Harmony says:

    Hi Julie,

    Yeah I know what it feels like to want to have my private time and tune out after many divinations for clients. I just need time to recharge instead of using my intuition to analyze things.

    But yeah, many times, when giving advice, the people I give advice to know what they should or should not do to manage the situation well. It is just that they resist or maybe they are looking for an easier alternative. Good advice is not rocket science anyway. It is usually pragmatic for me. And since no one knows your situation better than you do, your spiritual team would probably have the best pragmatic advice or at least help you to know it when you see it.

    Ignore your spiritual team’s message at your peril indeed!

    Thank you for sharing this lovely article!

    Irving the Vizier
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    • Hi Irving,

      Yes, you are the reigning Pragmatist 🙂

      I think I need to zone in a bit more on the DEGREE to which to take the messages to heart. My new formula: see the message several times in a couple of days = take heed. KEEP seeing it, even after you thought you followed through = you haven’t done enough yet!

  6. kdivasilver says:

    This reminds me of when I was pregnant with my second child. I was torn between using the hospital birthing center or having him at home. We met with the home-birth midwife, who was extremely competent, but still I wasn’t sure and I literally said, “I need a sign.” We happened to do the tour of the birthing center the same day, where they proudly showed off their new quilts. When I told the nurse leading the tour that I was planning a VBAC, she said, “Let me show you surgery.” That was my sign. My son was born at home.

    There are always signs. It’s whether we choose to see them. I’m wondering right now which ones I’m ignoring (hopefully not at my peril!).

    • Hi Kathleen,

      You have good timing, I was just wrapping up your meeting 🙂

      I would say you have an excellent ability to know what you want and follow those signs. You have a very warm support system by your side.

  7. Cheyenne says:

    This article is just that for me. A confirmation of something I have been struggling with. A friend of mine I was out with last night brought up something she heard in her class, which made her think of me and my situation. After reading this, I’m inclined to believe she told me because I have been asking my guide to help me with it. He used her to relay the message. Lovely 🙂 thanks!!

  8. Hi Julie,
    I’ve found that it is often the advice that is the hardest to take that we need the most. If we are to live for ourselves, we must feel for ourselves. At this very moment, we are creating our tomorrow with what we feel about ourselves today. We are all prone to “lack attacks” in moments of tiredness or sickness that allow the Counterfeit Self to direct us. Worry not, when you feel at home with this part of the understanding; people
    flock to you. That’s because you are free to be yourself, the Authentic Self.
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  9. What info rmation do you need from me to guide me in the right durection? And ig its negative will I at least wind up happy in the end?

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