Psychic, imaginative, or crazy?

I’m feeling pretty excited today as I’ve been going through the intuitive impressions posted by the community in the Be Open Practice group and I’ve been having the time of my life! (You can join in at any time by the way!)

It’s so cool to watch people open to the realization of how psychic they are. It’s probably one of the best things about my job actually! And, for me to be in a position where I get to help cultivate that within a group of people? My favorite!!

But one person in the group was feeling a little down and unsure of herself – and the comment she made in the practice group really got me thinking.

She said something like, “Well, I don’t feel like I did very well on this exercise. It feels like I’m just making it all up.”

And THAT is the thing about all this trusting your gut, intuitive, opening to your psychic abilities stuff.

It DOES feel like you’re making it all up.

It DOES feel like you have nothing concrete to go on.

It DOES feel like you’re just running with your imagination.

It DOES feel like you’re just indulging your creativity.

I can’t tell you how often I’m working with a client or I’m presenting to a group of 50… 100 people, or I’m doing a webinar with 600 people where, in my head I’m saying, “Yeah, I’m crazy for saying this stuff!”

I question myself because, really, I have nothing to base what I’m saying on, other than the random stuff within me. No actual data points. No one confirming it for me. Just this little twinge within that brings me to whatever my point in that moment is.

And in most cases, it turns out that I am right – and it was a good thing that I just went with it, because it ended up helping someone in some way.

Which means that if, even after seventeen years of doing this intuitive stuff, I still have lots of moments where I feel like I’m making it up, one of your goals in opening your intuition should NOT be to feel 100% confident.

Who ever feels 100% confident in what they say, feel, do anyway?

The difference is that, I’ve learned to trust. I just trust that whatever I’m doing/saying/feeling in that moment is exactly what it is supposed to be. Even if I get it “wrong.”

In this day and age, no one is going to behead us or oust us from the village for indulging in our intuitive sides, which gives all the wiggle room we want.

Yes, as you indulge you may feel like you’re being overly imaginative or you’re just super creative, but as you explore that, you’ll see that what springs out of those things is your intuition.

I’d love to hear how you’ve trusted yourself and overcome your fears – even how, perhaps, you’re still working on that!

Love & Light,



PS: Want to give it a try? Join the fun in Be Open right here!

9 replies
  1. Beth Hofmann-Davies
    Beth Hofmann-Davies says:

    Hi Danielle,
    You are awesome! Thank you for all your work! It’s so magical and amazing that you are doing this work and I’m so happy that you are you and that you share your amazing SS with all of us! You inspire me!
    I emailed you a question reguarding animal abuse. I didn’t want to post it publicly because it might upset somebody. I know you are busy but I just wanted to let you know in case you have time to answer me or do a blog on the subject.
    Thankyou!! -Beth Hofmann-Davies

  2. AM
    AM says:

    Well I find it difficult to just access clear information on demand. Information for me comes out of the blue, and it’s so clear and right on point. When this happens I just trust it. Yet when I try to tap in I get nervous, and doubtful. It comes and goes, I guess I need a technique.

    • Danielle MacKinnon
      Danielle MacKinnon says:

      Yes! A technique is a good thing if you don’t have control over it. Accessing your intuition on command is definitely something you want to be able to do! There are lots of articles on my website and I have videos as well that talk about accessing your intuition but really, in the end, it’s about just going for it. The less you trust, the less accurate you are. The more you just do it, the more it works. I know it’s crazy – but that really is how it works!

  3. Melissa Dunstan
    Melissa Dunstan says:

    I’ve struggled with this my whole life. My problem is that 50% of the time I’m right, and the other 50% of the time I’m as far off as I can get. 50% isn’t good enough for me to trust my gut/intuition and I end up not trusting myself. I’ve read all your books and attended so many workshops, but I just can’t seem to improve that stat.

    • Danielle MacKinnon
      Danielle MacKinnon says:

      Yup, when you keep track like that, it puts you in a less open frame of mind – so I totally believe you are 50/50 right now! Stop keeping track and just go for it with your intuition. It’s not the end of the world if you get something wrong. When you allow the info to flow through you and stop keeping track, you lose your attachment to the information and your accuracy goes way up! <3

  4. Janet
    Janet says:

    I usually get impressions especially when I don’t expect it. I cannot imagine getting paid to do it because it’s like I’m shooting blanks. When I may want it, it does not happen. It comes about at odd times and not in any relation to anything in particular so it’s of very little or no use to me. Sometimes when I do get a feeling or impression, it usually just adds to info about someone I know as a “filler” but for situations it is useless.

  5. Stacey
    Stacey says:

    I’m soooo happy I read this today! I have had the same thoughts and this just validates for me that I’m on the right path. Trusting in myself has been one of the most difficult things for me in my life, which is something that has always perplexed me because I feel I have been a spiritual person since I was a child. One would think at 51 I would know how to trust in my “gut”.
    Life has been an adventure, always weaving and turning…..very exciting, yet scary 🙂 It truly is all about how you look at it!


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