How do I know I'm receiving an intuitive message from Spirit as opposed to hearing my ego chatter at me?
Here is my quick guide to discerning where your messages are coming from:
The message will be littered with “You should...”or “They should...”
The message will be based in fear and will create a separation between you and Spirit.
The message will make you anxious or feel weak, ashamed or wrong.
The message will feel, look or sound like a lie.
The message will feel, look or sound like the truth.
The message will tap into your deeper knowing or confirm what you already know. You may even say to yourself, “I knew that!”
The message will be protective (instead of playing into your fears).
The message will feel loving and calming even if it is stern, challenging, humorous or blunt.
The message will be revealing, triggering a sense of reverence for all that there is.
Bottom line, on some level, the message will empower you.
Some additional notes: I live this stuff, so Spirit is always talking to me. It's a part of the way my unique, intuitive gifts work. However, you can always choose when and how you receive messages from Spirit because they can only “reach you” when given permission. The only time they will intervene without permission is when it is a matter of safety. Lastly, as you develop your intuition, set the intention to receive messages that are for your highest and greatest good.