Below is an email I sent out to the Intuitive Awakening students this week. I felt inspired to post it here too as it might be useful for those who are in the habit of getting guidance from their spirit, angels or guides.

When You Don’t Get An Answer

We don’t always get the answers we want, when we tune in for guidance. But it doesn’t mean we suck at getting answers. There are perfectly good reasons for it (4 of them actually, which I’m going to talk about in this article.) It happens to me occasionally as well. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good you are at channeling guidance.

I thought it was important to talk about why this might happen, mainly because it’s not a nice feeling when you lose faith in your ability to channel the information you need.

You don’t need to lose faith, but you just need to wise up to what it might mean when there is a silence.

Now for a nice metaphor.

Intuition is like a lighthouse…

It can help to guide you in the right direction so that you’re not just floating around on the ocean going nowhere.

But sometimes the lighthouse gets switched off purposely.

Some people think that intuition is the tool that gets you whatever you want in life and you need to develop it so that you can have whatever you want.

That’s not always true.  Intuition guides you on YOUR unique path of what is right for you at this time. That means, what you need (+ sometimes what you want – BUT not always what you consciously want! – I discuss this in chapter eight of my course.)

Anyway back to why the ‘lighthouse’ purposely gets switched off at times.  Here are four reasons why that might happen:

1. The thing you want guidance on is not in alignment with your Higher self (i.e. it’s a dead end road)

Let’s say that you have just been laid off from your job.  You have two options in front of you.  The first one is to retrain in another career path. The second option is to get a job similar to the one you had before.  You choose to get another job that is similar to the one you were laid off from. It’s been a few weeks and you’re finding it difficult to get another job. You ask for divine help and guidance so you can find that job that is out there for you.

And you get none.  It’s like a closed door.

The reason for this could be because it’s not on your path to go back to the job you left. Maybe the job didn’t help you to grow – there was nothing more for you to learn on that path.  You would have stagnated even more.  Getting laid off did you a favour and was a door closing behind you, but you’re still knocking on that door, asking for it to be opened again. Obviously when you’re in that situation, it can be hard to realize this. But when you do ask for guidance and divine help, check that the thing you’re wanting is on your path and in alignment with your soul’s purpose (checking with a pendulum is one way to do this, but if you don’t have a pendulum, just sitting quietly and asking for an answer to this question can work too.)  If you’re feeling like what you’re trying to achieve is a real chore and that’s why you want guidance around it, could it be it’s just not on your path and maybe it’s time for something different?

Now onto the second reason why you may not be getting any answers.

2. You’re outsourcing your life to your Spirit Guides.

I have known people who go as far as to consult with their pendulum before they decide what to have for breakfast.  Should I have porridge or muesli today? 🙂

Seriously, though, a couple of years ago, after being in the habit of consulting with my Spirit Guides too often about mundane matters, I realized that sometimes it’s totally appropriate for us to figure things out as humans, both when it comes to our breakfast, and occasionally even for bigger things. It doesn’t always serve us to have the answers we want right now and it’s good to make room for that possibility so that we don’t get disappointed.  I think it’s also good to know when to ‘back off’ and stop searching for answers. That may be the case especially if we’re not getting any answers.

If you want guidance and you’re not getting any, you could ask spirit “Does it serve me to have the answer to this right now?”

Trust that spirit will alert you when there is something you really need to know!

Onto the next reason…

3. You forgot your role in making things happen

When you ask for guidance or answers, sometimes you can expect to be given things to do.  If you get ideas popping into your mind from nowhere, and you ignore them because you thought the answer might be simpler/easier, then you might have just ignored a big old pointer.

Spirit points to the path and you have to walk down it. This is why it’s important to heed the guidance you get, whether it’s guidance that you personally received, or that you got in a reading (providing it resonates with you, of course!) Obviously spirit doesn’t do the walking part for us (although it would be great if that were the case).  So if you’re not getting any answers, ask yourself if you’re ignoring the answers you have got because you’re not 100% willing or ready to take action on what you want?

Sometimes just realizing that you’ve been evading your role in making things happen, can spur you into action towards what you want, because you realize you already know what to do.

4. Your answer is right in front of your nose, but you don’t like it

Sometimes we want to know something, but we only want the answer we want.  For example, in the past, I have wanted to know if I was in the right relationship and the silence was deafening.  The evidence that I was in the wrong relationship was hitting me in the face (in my life) I just needed to acknowledge it.

Could it be you’re getting nothing because you already know the answer, but you’re not letting it in?

The message of this article is — when you’re not getting the answers you want, you don’t need to get disheartened, but it is a good idea to use your intuition to find out why, and then act accordingly!

I hope you found this post helpful in some way.

Leave me a reply if you have any comments or questions.

PS – have you been thinking of doing my 13-week Intuitive Awakening Course? I wanted to make it more accessible to those who want to do it, so there is now the option to pay in three installments. You’ll get 4 chapters of the written and audio lessons once a month for 3 months, plus the bonus lesson and access to the Intuitive Awakening forum, exclusively for students where you can get support and advice on your psychic development questions. You can find out more about it here.