Jan 092012

We all have questions, all the time. Some are more important than others.

Here’s a simple process you can play with to easily get answers to them, even the important ones. Maybe you won’t get answers all of the time, but you will some of the time, and sometimes they are so profound you can hardly believe they came to you so easily.

(And no, the process isn’t channeling, even though I’m about to open my story with  that.)

A Question Asked

Over the holidays, as part of my decision to stay in touch with my intuitive side as much as possible, I decided I would channel on a regular basis. (When I first learned to channel I did it every day for months. But that fell off as it got to where I didn’t “have” to do that anymore, and could always connect at will even with longer gaps in-between).

If you’ve ever channeled or even participated while someone else is channeling, you know that during the session you usually get into a slightly altered state. In this state, your questions suddenly become unimportant to you because you somehow know that all is well, or you at least get a different perspective on your life where you don’t feel as threatened or desperate, and you don’t feel a need for anything, including answers to your questions.

Sometimes, when I channel for myself, I simply forget my questions since I’m operating from a different part of my being than my rational.

So as I mulled over what questions I could ask that were relevant to my life (since those are the most powerful evokers of answers), one glaring question came to my attention.

It’s not really the point of this story but it was about betrayal, something that seems to be a pattern in my life. Betrayal (sometimes simply abandonment which is a form of betrayal) by best friends, by regular friends, by family members, by institutions, by the government, by the so-called justice system, etc. But big time, life-shaking betrayal. No matter how well I think I’ve processed through it, the pain of it periodically comes back to haunt me, sometimes at the most inconvenient or unexpected times. Well, I’d been grappling with it again over the holidays.

So I wrote it down on a sticky note:

Betrayal: How to process?

And I went about my holiday break, fully intending to ask that the next time I channeled.

An Answer Revealed

Well, I didn’t channel over the next few days but I noticed that there were some thoughts that would appear in my mind now and then, usually when I was doing rather mindless things. An idea was developing, seemingly on its own and out of the blue.

By about the 3rd day I realized that not only was it a complete model that was presenting itself to me, but that it was in response to my question!

As soon as I realized this, I also felt guided to write it down, too; just like I had my question. It seemed to be a part of the process of earthing it, and bringing it fully into my life. Sometimes when I do a similar thing, the idea clarifies itself as I write, but in this situation that wasn’t necessary. It was all there, clear as day, right from the start … all fresh, and alive, and very very relevant.

Note: I can’t wait to tell you what the idea/model was that revealed itself. It so totally answered my question, and then some. In fact, just assimilating the answer completely processed the betrayals for me. And I haven’t looked back. So far, it just isn’t an issue anymore. (Of course it’s only been a few weeks, but still. It feels significantly different.)

However, as part of my new leaf, I don’t want my posts to get too long, so what was revealed to me will have to wait until another day. (Are you familiar with the acronym TL;DR? Too long; didn’t read. Gotta love it as I never read super long posts, and I sure don’t expect you to!)

The point of this post is not what I found out, but that if you present your question to the Universe, to Source, to your Higher Self — who or whatever that part of you is that knows the answer that is most appropriate for you to hear at this timeyou’ll get an answer.

Get Answers With This Simple (Yet Powerful) Process

There are lots of ways to do it but I am especially enamoured by this one right now. 🙂

Here it is:

1. Do you have a burning question right now? One that you really want an answer to? See if you can clarify what it is.

2. Write it down. This is optional but is helpful in the beginning. Just make sure you do something to explicitly ask it, though.

3. Pay attention. See what unfolds. The answer may be prompted by things in your environment (anything from normal, everyday activities to unusual “signs”), or it may simply be whispered to you in your mind or heart. It may come quickly or over the period of days or weeks.

4. Acknowledge the answer. Appreciate it. Apply it.

That’s it!

It’s deceptively simple. Don’t let that persuade you that it can’t do heavy lifting.

I used this process a few more times over my break and again got really great answers, and some very quickly. And the best thing about them is that they were more about teaching me to fish than feeding me one, you know? In other words, I was given a new way of seeing or thinking instead of just one answer to get me by until next time.

Pretty cool if you ask me.

I’d love to hear if you’ve ever tried this. Or if you’re willing to try it and report your results. Or maybe you have a better, easier way to get answers?

  11 Responses to “Ask Any Question and Watch the Answer Reveal Itself”

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    Hi Patti

    I’ve noticed the obstacle is the first step – noticing you have a question to be put out there.

    FWIW, when reading about betrayal being an issue in the past, Rahu/Ketu sprang to mind. – I was wondering whether the THE LUNAR NODES Crisis and Redemption by Komilla Sutton might be of interest. Just a twangy thought.

    Sounds like you might be being groomed for something.

    Any way, enjoyed your post!



      Hi Nanette,

      You know, I think you’re exactly right about the first step — I hadn’t thought about that. If I weren’t looking specifically for a question to ask when I channeled, I’m not sure I would have thought of my issue(s) as questions to ask. Great observation. Another interesting aspect to that idea is that sometimes formulating a question in itself can give you insights into your mindset or even insights into the solution. (I’ve noticed that with clients too). Thanks for that comment!

      And you’re also so right on with the Rahu/Ketu connection AND with the Komilla Sutton reference. I’ve taken classes with her, including a workshop, and her knowledge and teaching skills are both outstanding. I use the info I learned from her to this day. I think it was around when her book was about to come out since she gave us some of the materials that were to be published.

      Great comments, thanks so much!


    Hi Patti,

    I have never tried your method before. But I have had my own experiences with questions.

    Asking the right questions is a very important process for me when it comes to divination. The right question will reveal the answer I need. A wrong or ineffective question will only cause me greater confusion. When I manage to ask the right question, I find that the answer is crystal clear in my divination. I know exactly what I need to do to get the results I want. When I ask the wrong question, I have no idea how to proceed.

    When I am unsure, I mull over the question for a few days if needed. Usually a day or two will reveal the question I am looking for. It is the same with answers I am unclear about. After sleeping on it, I realize what it means.

    What I do is not really what you were talking about. But questions are so important in helping us to make better choices and to live better lives. I guess by using the I-Ching to guide me, I get through your steps 3 and 4 in that manner.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely article! 🙂

    Irving the Vizier


      Hi Irving,

      Wow, what a helpful comment you’ve just made — thanks so much for taking the time AND for sharing your obvious wisdom about this topic. Nanette just commented too about how pivotal the question step is. I’ve noticed that some intuitives have pages written on their sites about what kind of questions to ask for their services. I do a similar thing but on an individual basis. Still, I think you’re talking about something else altogether, and I so much appreciate you sharing it.

      And now, I’m off to read you post about pain because, hmm, that is related to the question I mentioned. I’m eager to read your take on it.

      Thanks so much for coming by and sharing this great stuff.


    I just did this yesterday – I put my question on a post-it and left it. I think I got my answer only 2 hours later. But I won’t know if I got the RIGHT answer for another 10 days or so! I’ll come back and let you know if I did! 🙂


      Oh, cool, Lindsay! Thanks for the report. It sounds like your question may have been a different type than mine because for me, I knew as soon as I got it that it was a “correct” answer. As I think about it, though, who knows how well this answer will remain relevant for me. Everything in this world changes (I’m finally starting to grok. :-))

      Anyway, I’ll look forward to hearing your results. Thanks!


      I got the wrong answer?! This is my problem lately: I don’t know if it’s my intuition or my wishful thinking taking over and making me THINK it’s intuition.

      Anyway – I either got the wrong answer or my wishful thinking just got in the way and I only saw the answer I wanted to see.


        Oh no! Well, remember in my newest post I mentioned an issue I was having with intuiting a certain situation? And I mentioned a podcast I reviewed with excellent pointers about intuition (which I’ll share, thanks to you)? Both include that pesky issue of our likes (or wishful thinking as you put it) and our dislikes. Those can be real buggers when it comes to getting clear, as I’m sure you know. It’s helpful to know that even accomplished intuitives like you have the same issue from time to time.

        There are some advantages to using our intuition for ourselves, but in another sense it can be just that much trickier. I’m really wanting to “tackle” that one with myself this year and see how I can get past that. I’ll be sure to share whatever useful info I find.

        Thanks again for your great feedback.


    Hi Patti,
    Long time no see! Happy 2012! I’m writing down my question today. I’ll be back now that you left us handing on your answer;)


      Oh, good! And I hope you report back on the results from your question because this is fun hearing others’ experiences. Happy 2012 to you — and to your new course (oh, I guess that could be a pun)!

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