Why We Call Ourselves Intuitives
Intuitive is an adjective, so you may be wondering why we use it as a noun and label ourselves Intuitive. After all, everyone on the planet is intuitive to some extent so choosing this word to define ourselves may seem odd. You may be thinking, “Why not use Psychic, Medium or Clairvoyant as a title instead? Isn’t that what most people in your field use?” It’s true; many practitioners in our field do use these titles. Here is why we chose Intuitive.
Psychic is a term first introduced into the English language in 1870 by Edward William Cox (thank you Wikipedia!). Since it is a relatively new word in our language, people first used it to cover a number of energetic abilities. More often than not, the word psychic relates to people who read someone’s energy field to answer questions about the person’s current or future state. This is where the phrase “get a reading/have a reading done” comes from. My colleague Karen and I do not read our clients’ energy. We connect with Spirit to pass on messages from that realm to our clients. We are simply the messengers to whatever Spirit wants to share with our clients during our sessions. Even when we conduct a Chakra Balance (balancing your 7 major energy fields), we are not reading your energy. We connect with our guides and they show us the state of your energy fields and, through us, our guides cleanse and balance your fields. We are simply the conduits.
Most of us associate the term Medium with someone who channels people who have passed on, usually loved ones, to pass on messages from them. Who hasn’t heard of the Long Island Medium? Some Mediums use a method called Trance Mediumship: they have the spirit of their client’s loved one enter their own body [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][the medium’s body, not the client’s ;)] and speak in the loved one’s voice and use their gestures. Straight Mediumship, not Trance Mediumship, is one aspect of our gift, and a service we offer, however, it is not the only ability we have so we decided this term didn’t quite fit us.
A Clairvoyant is someone who has the ability to see images or visions about a client’s past, present and/or future, whether by reading his or her energy or by channeling Spirit. When Karen and I channel Spirit, we do receive messages in images and pictures, so we are Clairvoyant. However, we also receive messages through our other senses. We both also hear messages, so we are Clairaudient; feel physical sensations, making us Clairsentient, receive smells, making us Clairalient and we have innate knowing, making us Claircognizant. Clairvoyant, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, Clairalient and Claircognizant is rather a mouthful and C5 didn’t seem like an appropriate handle.
Karen and I were both initially trained in energy work through the development of our intuition so Intuitive as a title seemed appropriate. Intuitive is also a term that can cover a lot of abilities and is a word that is relatable to most people. Everyone has moments where his or her intuition kicks in. Think about it. Haven’t you had a time when a former colleague or distant relative suddenly pops into your mind out of nowhere and then a few days later you hear from that person? Or what about when you are struggling with a decision, and suddenly the answer appears on someone’s bumper sticker or the song on the radio just as you are wrestling with the decision. You chalk it up to coincidence but it is really Spirit giving you knowledge through your intuition. Take a moment right now and think about a time when something like this has happened to you.
Finally, I find a lot of people recently are talking about using their intuition or being intuitive. Have you noticed this? I even read something recently that quoted Prince Charles saying “I have tried never to force a plan or design, but to wait for an ‘intuitive’ idea to form itself when the time is right.” (Extracted from Highgrove: A Garden Celebrated by HRH The Prince of Wales and Bunny Guinness). It fits with our times.
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