Or impressions that were so clear or extraordinary that you’re perplexed as to how you could have possibly made them up?
Well, there is a way to put those “wrong” impressions to good use, and if you’re smart (and I know you are), you’ll do it.
A Simple But Important Lesson
In the late ’70′s I took some psychic classes from the renowned psychic Kathlyn Rhea. Kay was so good she was often hired by the San Jose police department (in the San Francisco Bay Area) to help solve crimes and find missing people. In fact, she was officially deputized in two CA counties for her significant contributions.
She offered classes in her home in the Cupertino foothills and I was lucky enough to live close by and be able to attend. Needless to say, I learned a lot.
She taught us many things, much of which I still use to this day.
One of the most important things she taught was also one of the simplest.
It’s the idea that when you get impressions, you get them from somewhere.
You Got It From Somewhere
This may not seem important until you start applying it regularly.
Say you use your intuition to ask a verifiable question, but find out that what you “got” wasn’t the correct answer.
Well, it’s important to know that your impressions were still likely valid.
You didn’t make them up, and you’re not “wrong” just because they don’t match the answer to the question.
In other words, just because it isn’t the answer to a particular question doesn’t mean it isn’t so!
If I didn’t remind myself of this simple fact, I’d often miss useful information.
So rather than just dismiss it as wrong, it’s often helpful to take some time to see if the information might apply somewhere else, especially to important and current situations in your life.
It doesn’t always, or maybe it does but just not somewhere you think to look. Or maybe you won’t know where it applies until later.
But it’s always worth taking a look, because sometimes it’s obvious and relevant.
Investigate Where You Got It
Often Kay would invite her advanced students to work on cases with her.
One time, several of us saw something that looked like a blanket with a Native-American pattern. Even though Kay didn’t know what we were seeing, the next time she met with the officers involved in the case she questioned what it might have been.
It turned out that at the scene of the crime, the officers used a Native-American patterned rug to cover the body.
We weren’t asking what the body was covered with, but the information was still there and we were getting it. I’ve always remembered this as a perfect example of looking beyond the question to see where the impressions are coming from.
And that’s why, when I do intuitive exercises, I always try to stretch beyond the bounds of the question and see how else impressions might be applied to the situation.
For example, when we did an Animal Communication exercise on this site, a lot of you got specific impressions that didn’t answer the exact question but were still valid intuitive impressions. (Here’s the answer page with detailed feedback from me. The question was “What does Ollie get after dinner?”. There are lots of examples of what I’m referring to, but if you’re short on time, jump down to Angela’s section for a really good example.)
Another good example happened just last week, again with an intuitive exercise on this site. I asked if you could use your intuition to find my camera. (And one person DID find it, with so much specificity that I was utterly amazed!)
But just like with the Native-American patterned rug in my first example, several people – while not finding the camera — were all picking up on a similar thing: a bed.
[By the way, that's another time to pay close attention: a) When several people are getting the same "incorrect" impression, or b) if you get a similar impression repeatedly.]
You can find all the impressions here, but just to show you what a match the impressions about beds (and sheds) were, here’s some additional feedback to one in particular.
Kara (a skilled intuitive who writes the delightful blog Conduit of Joy!), said:
Here’s my 2 cents…”felt” it in looking at your diagram as it is oriented in your diagram, in the most northwest corner of your house, whatever room is there. “Heard” bedsprings squeaking, so I’m thinking its under a bed, and also “heard” the sliding of the box across the floor, so I’m guessing it is. “Felt” the camera in the box under the bed, surrounded in white wrappings (tissue paper? white cloth?). “Smelled” dust motes, so I’m guessing it is a room that is not used much, like a guest room or storage room. “Tasted” iron, which I believe are the old bed springs (on an antique kind of bed – white wrought iron?). I believe the box was pushed far back under the bed almost against the wall.
First, the northwest corner of the house just so happens to be the bedroom. The bed-springs she heard are significant because at the time, the bed we were using didn’t have springs but we were in the process of moving it out and a new one in — well, an old one from the shed that we hadn’t used in awhile — that does have box-springs. Not only that, but it’s a very springy mattress, I’ve since noticed! Under the bed is a box. It’s empty except for white tissue paper. She smelled dust and that could easily be the shed where the bed was or under the old bed, which had gathered a layer of dust. (We live in the desert and it’s very dusty here. How’s that for an excuse. ) And she mentioned a storage room, perhaps relating at some level to the storage shed. The metal, antique bed she mentioned is interesting. We’re not using it but the bed we brought in from the shed has an antique brass head and foot!
Now, none of this had anything whatsoever to do with the camera. But as she tuned in, I’m certain Kara tapped into something that was much more important than the camera. The reason we’re moving beds around is because the old one was bothering my back and that’s a big deal. It affects my life and that of everyone close to me at a very basic level when my back is injured. Plus, I had already found the camera, and had moved on to the bed as an area of focus.
Julie was also picking up on this idea, even seeing the tools that were stored near the mattress in the shed.
Maybe they were just seeing all the activity. Or maybe it was guidance. There are ways to tell the difference but this is enough for one post.
So. All put together, the impressions of Kara, Julie, and Beth are encouraging me to believe that perhaps we’ve hit on the right mattress, finally! (It’s actually a wonderful, high-end McRoskey mattress, and was only stored because we used to have it in the guest room. I don’t know why we didn’t think to use it for ourselves instead of buying a new mattress a year ago.) In any case, I’m going to consider it a “yes” vote and expect the best for now. Thanks to one and all!
Stay Open to the Possibilities
So the point is that if you ask about one thing and keep getting information about something else: pay attention!
It just may be something even more important that’s trying to get your attention.
The impressions will sneak in whenever and however they get their chance.
Remember: Staying open minded is what often alerts you to situations you’re not even thinking to ask about, such as the well-being of loved ones in your life, upcoming events you ought to be aware of, or factors in decisions you’re making at the time.
So next time you think you’re wrong, think again! You just may be getting information that’s quite important, and if taken as valid, can make a positive difference in your life.