What If My Intuition Doesn’t Work?

Sometimes – rarely – your intuitive guidance doesn’t work for you as well as usual, or as well as you would like. Perhaps you are not focused sufficiently (did you remember to take that breath?); or perhaps the buddy you ask for help can’t help; or perhaps that client just doesn’t want to hear what you have to offer, or perhaps it’s just a bad fit. How much is right? How much is wrong? What to do?

Notice quickly, take a break for awhile, and try again.

Or…move on. If you feel stuck, just let the whole thing go and wait until a moment when you feel unstuck or you feel like you do have a good fit. If possible, forgetting about it completely for now and going back at a later time is best.

Recently I did a session with a client when things simply didn’t work: the electronics didn’t work; the information didn’t work for the client or me; and it became clear fairly early on that this simply was not a good fit.

This has happened for me perhaps 5 or 6 times in the past 30 years. The feeling is unmistakable. The key here: JUST LET IT GO.

  • If you have asked a buddy whose response simply makes no sense
  • If you feel a client is simply closed to the information you have to offer
  • If you are just plain WRONG…

Let it go and move on. You can try it later with the same person successfully – that has happened for me several times. Or you can say, “This just won’t work” and move on.

Just as businesses and people have a natural life cycle, intuition has its own rhythms as well. Holding on intuitively simply makes no sense when it has become clear that holding on right now serves no purpose. Let go without judgment or blame and move on. Sometimes you are not meant to work together: you may speak a different language of the soul, or come from a different emotional “planet.” Eventually everything gets sorted out. If you are one of those individuals who is being paid for intuitive information and not just playing intuitive games with a buddy, then do not charge your clients when this happens, or return their money if they have prepaid. You might also offer them another complimentary session a few months later to see if something has changed between you. That is, of course, only if they and you are interested in another try.

Just because things don’t work, it does not necessarily mean that the intuitive information was wrong, by the way. It could be that the timing simply was not right for it to be received.

On one occasion a client came to me who was so angry following our session that he threw the tape into the garbage can outside our meeting place. A few months later, however, he was back, laughingly told the story about the garbage can, and we have worked together very successfully ever since.

On another occasion I just know we were not and perhaps will never be a match, for any variety of possible reasons. Unlike the earlier case, I do not expect this person to come back, and have already moved on to the next intuitive challenge. Sometimes that’s just the way it is. There will always be more moments to tickle your fancy and remind you how good and intuitive you are, so…

Tuck your ego in your pocket. Learn from the experience, whether positive or negative or somewhere in between, and KEEP MOVING. Don’t over-analyze, don’t get scared, and especially don’t get stuck in the fear that somehow you are no good, or you are not intuitive. If you are breathing, intuition is your birthright. Many wonderful moments and challenges and opportunities for fun and mastery lie ahead!

Originally posted on 18 August 2010

Published by Helen L. Stewart PhD

Endlessly curious, writer, speaker, blogger, intuitive, author, consultant. Retired university academic administrator and faculty member. Citizen of the world. Traveler. Human being. Perhaps in reverse order.

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