How to Overcome Doubt and Trust in the Message from Spirit

 How to Overcome Doubt and Trust in the Message from Spirit

When you’re working on developing your intuition and ability to receive spirit communications, messages from the universe, or whatever you’d like to call, it it’s very natural to have that feeling of doubt.

Am I getting the message right? What if I’m wrong? What if this means nothing and I make a fool of myself? Everybody will think I’m crazy, or worse, a complete fraud. Maybe I am a fraud. Maybe I don’t know what I’m doing.

Does that train of thought sound familiar? Because it does to me. I’ve been there too.

When you’re developing your intuition, learning mediumship or psychic development, you learn about how information comes through from the spirit world. And that’s via the four clairs: clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance.

You do a couple of exercises, you follow the processes you’re learning about and you DO get images, thoughts, feelings or hunches, and knowledge in your mind that seems to come out of nowhere. But because of that nagging sense of doubt you dismiss it.

Perhaps it’s nothing, you say to yourself, I don’t want to make a fool of myself. How can I be sure that the message is correct?

Well, you can’t. Not entirely. But you can push away that doubt and TRUST that you were given those intuitive impressions for a reason.

How do you do that, though? It’s so hard isn’t it? To silence that doubt in your mind and that fear that perhaps you are not psychic at all.

Like I said, it all comes down to trust, and in this article we’ll go through how you can banish that doubt and start delivering meaningful readings for yourself and others.

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Sometimes your intuitive impressions will seem utterly random but you just gotta go with it. Just try to give it a shot and see if your intuitive impression means something because oftentimes it does, and it will validate your connection to Spirit.

The Two Magic Words

There are two magic words that helped me get over my self-doubt and pushed me over the edge into trust.

Two magic words that enabled me to validate my intuitive impressions and feel confident in the messages I got from spirit.

What are the two magic words? Here it is: just try. That’s it, that’s all it is.

I’ll give you an example. Back when I was first learning about psychic development and when I was receiving training from my psychic tarot mentor, I did a lot of free readings on Reddit.

At first they were just ordinary tarot readings but I wanted to work on my intuitive side and be able to deliver intuitive tarot readings.

I had also been meditating and working on my chakras. I’d been receiving intuitive guidance for myself but I didn’t feel confident about doing it for others.

So back to my free readings on Reddit. I remember I did a reading for one girl who was considering moving to a different city. She wanted to know if the move was the right decision.

So I went ahead and I did my tarot reading as usual, interpreting the card meanings and spread. But I kept getting the words “British Columbia” in my mind. Again and again those words would repeat themselves: “British Columbia”.

I was like, is this a message from her spirit guides? Has this got something to do with the reading? But what if it means nothing I will look like I don’t know what I’m doing! Do I ask her about it or not?

There was the doubt. But something inside me whispered just try. Just ask her if it means something to her and see. That’s all. Just ask. Give it a shot.

So I went with it and I wrote to her saying something along the lines of “I kept getting the words British Columbia in my mind while doing your reading. Does it by any chance mean anything to you?” and I hit send.

I sat there waiting anxiously. OMG what if she replies saying no, that makes zero sense at all! The reply came in. I clicked the unread message notification and read her response.

I was so shocked when I read it! Totally floored. She said that as soon as she read the part about British Columbia she started screaming! That’s where she’s moving to! Vancouver, British Columbia.

That one sentence I had written, because of my urge to try and give it a shot, gave her the validation she needed to feel confident that moving to Vancouver was the right decision.

Imagine if I didn’t just try, if I kept silent and listened to the doubt. She would not have received that vital message.

Sure, the tarot reading would have been more than enough to help her and answer her question but it wouldn’t have given her that excitement and confidence that the added intuitive impression did.

Sometimes the message may seem like it makes no sense but to the person receiving the reading, it does. And in my experience, even if the message is not clear at the time of reading, it will become clear later.

Same goes for intuitive impressions you get for yourself too. Sometimes your intuitive impressions will seem utterly random but you just gotta go with it and see where it leads.

The point is to show you the power of the two magic words: just try. It’s the idea of simply giving it a shot and seeing if your intuitive impression means something because oftentimes it does, and it will validate your connection to Spirit.

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Don’t Apologise for Your Impressions or Interpretation

When I was learning beginner level psychic development and working with my mentor, she told me one thing that really struck me.

You see, I had the same question you have. What if I’m wrong? I don’t feel confident about my intuitive impressions. You know what she said?

Don’t apologise for your impressions. As in, when you are reading for someone, you are telling them what you see, hear, feel, or know intuitively about their situation. Don’t apologise for it or shy away from telling them!

Why? Because it’s just what you feel. Whether it means something to them or not at that time, it’s just what you feel.

Let’s say you are doing a tarot reading and one symbol in a card, say a boat, draws your eye and you have a strong feeling that there is a connection. Or take my example, I had heard the words “British Columbia” in my mind during the tarot reading.

When you say “I feel like sailing or boating is significant somehow” or “I heard the words British Columbia in my mind” are you lying? No.

It’s the truth. It is, in fact, what you saw, heard, felt, or knew. This has nothing to do with the other person. It is your impression and you did indeed have that impression you are simply telling the other person about it.

Let’s leave aside the intuitive or psychic part. Same thing goes for what you make of the cards. The same spread can be interpreted in different ways and when you are doing a reading for someone they come to you to ask you what YOU make of their situation based on the cards.

It’s exactly the same thing. What you feel is what you feel. Don’t apologise for that.


The spirit mind by default exists in a state of unity and trust. It’s basically your higher self, that part of you that remains connected to all that is.

Let Go of the Need to be Right

I definitely understand how important validation is especially for someone just starting to do readings for others. You want to be right. You want the client to say “YES that’s true, how did you know that?” so you feel confident enough to speak up more.

The same need for validation is holding you back from getting those results and reactions that you want. Why? Because fear and doubt is a low vibration feeling and spirit operates are a high level.

When you do a reading all the while worrying about whether you’re getting it right and having this intense need to be accurate, you’re actually blocking yourself off from receiving clear intuitive impressions. That’s your ego talking and ego blocks spirit.

 Ego Mind vs Spirit Mind

It’s as simple as that. It comes down to the difference between the ego mind vs the spirit mind, or the state of mind you are at when you are connected to source energy.

The ego mind is:

  • Weighed down by senseless fears, doubts, and everyday worries.
  • Needlessly self-critical and judgemental.
  • Small and limited.
  • Separated and disconnected from anything other than itself.

The spirit mind is:

  • Loving and without fear.
  • Boundless and infinite.
  • Light and free.
  • Connected to all in a state of unity.

The spirit mind by default exists in a state of unity and trust. It’s basically your higher self, that part of you that remains connected to all that is.

The key to giving amazing readings and feeling confident while doing so is to access the spirit mind and to leave your ego mind aside.

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Getting into Receptive Mode

How does one access one’s spirit mind? It basically boils down to, what I call, going into receptive mode.

If you’ve done my free intuitive tarot reading course you will have seen me talk about this before. This is the key to going beyond reading the cards and going into the territory of intuitive readings and channelling, as well as getting accurate readings from your pendulum. This is the prerequisite for all of that.

So what is receptive mode?

It’s when your mind is absolutely quiet. There is no chatter, doubt, self-judgement, worries about the day, nothing. Your mind is peaceful and tranquil. The ego mind has been silenced and, therefore, has been moved out of the way unblocking the connection to spirit.

How does one get into ‘receptive mode?’ I, personally, prefer to do all my spiritual work in the morning if possible.

Why? Because when I wake up my body may be up and about but my mind isn’t really awake yet. I’m not thinking about anything in particular yet. I’m not worrying about anything. Everything is mostly quiet up there and that makes it an ideal time for spiritual work.

I mean, why swim against the current when I already have a time of day when I know my inner critic is sleeping? This is also the reason why I ‘converse’ with my guides sometimes right before falling asleep. It’s because I’m in a state of rest and the inner critic is not up and about.


Receptive mode is when your mind absolutely quiet. There is no chatter, doubt, self-judgement, worries about the day, nothing. Your mind is peaceful and tranquil, unblocking the connection to spirit.

Sitting in the Power

Another thing that’s important in silencing the ego mind and getting into receptive move is meditation and what is called ‘sitting in the power’.

Meditation can be done in different ways. You can:

  • Listen to a guided meditation track
  • Listen to audio only meditation tracks
  • Focus on your breathing
  • Chant a mantra
  • Take a nature walk and do a walking meditation

I started with guided meditations and now I do audio only. I just listen to the track and go a visualisation.

As for sitting in the power, what that means is getting into a state of being connected to source energy while meditating. It’s a practice where you connect to spirit and you sit in that space, getting comfortable with how it feels.

What many people do is this: during meditation, after grounding your energy, you basically visualise your inner light, which emanates from your heart space, expanding larger and larger out into the universe until you ‘hit’ source energy. Then you stay there for a while.

Here are the steps for you to follow in order to do a ‘sitting in the power’ meditation.

 Sitting in the Power Meditation
  1. Sit or lie somewhere comfortable and close your eyes. You may listen to any calming meditation music while doing so.
  2. Take a deep breath and imagine white light flowing into your body. As you do so feel it cleansing every single cell.
  3. Hold your breath for a few seconds and say to yourself, in your mind, “be still, be still, be still”
  4. Exhale and let it all go as you do so.
  5. Repeat this process three times or as many times as you need.
  6. Then, feel a golden ball of light expanding in your heart space. See and feel a golden cord going down from your heart, through the soles of your feet, and down into the earth. Send your golden power cord directly into the earth’s core.
  7. Now, bring yourself back up to your heart space and imagine that golden ball of light expanding. It encompasses your entire aura.
  8. Expand that golden ball of energy larger and larger. Larger than your home, your area, your town, country, larger than planet earth. Feel that golden ball of energy expanding father and father out into the universe.
  9. Keep going until you feel the loving expansiveness of Spirit. Stay there a while, getting comfortable with how it feels. Remain in that space as long as you want.
  10. When you’re ready, shrink that ball of energy back down to your heart space and open your eyes.

Once you’re in that state of mind there is no fear and doubt. It is something that that instantly puts you right smack bang in the middle of the spirit mind where you can access clear information about yourself and others.

It’s pretty powerful stuff and I highly recommend this practice. If you do this one thing daily you will definitely supercharge your psychic connection.

Did you try it out? What did you experience?

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