I've received this question quite a bit lately: What exactly is the difference between divination and the law of attraction? How can you tell intuition apart from manifestation, or is there a difference at all?
I've been wanting to talk about this topic for a month or so actually, but there was a lot of energy flowing through in regards to the law of attraction, which begged to be translated into posts. 🙂
But now, this is the week for such questions. I am deeming this Psychic Week! 😛
Which is perfect timing, because I am releasing my new course, Developing Your Psychic Potential, and sign-ups begin this week, with the class itself beginning on January 7. I'll announce more about that at the end of this post.
Reality Is Malleable
The question might arise, why does it really matter that we know the difference between divination and the law of attraction?
And the answer is, because they are completely different, and used in different situations.
It's somewhat like having a hammer and a saw, and trying to use a hammer when you need a saw, or using a saw when you need a hammer. It's just not going to work so well.
A lot of times I get questions like, “Will the Universe tell me if X is true if I just feel good about it?” as though they are trying to manifest an answer to that question.
But the thing is, reality is extremely malleable. It is not just a matter of testing if something is true. It is more like testing the likelihood of X being true.
If you focus on testing whether X is true using the law of attraction, what is probably going to happen is that you will instead make X more likely to be true, or sometimes less likely, depending on your individual attachments and resistance.
For instance, a common one is, “Does X love me?” Generally the hope is that the answer is “yes”.
So you decide to use the law of attraction to see if X loves you. And, through your focus on whether X loves you, you start to change reality.
If you are open to the outcome you want, then you make it more likely that X does indeed love you. On the other hand, if you are resistant, and feel fear when thinking about the answer, then you make it more likely that X does not love you.
Sometimes You Just Want a Snapshot
It's extremely difficult—I'd go so far as to say impossible—to use the law of attraction to get the answer to some question, without altering reality just by the very act of trying to manifest the answer.
Sometimes, that might be desirable to you. Sometimes, you don't care about the current answer, and want to change reality to match what you want.
But sometimes, you just want the most likely outcome right now, without any personal influence on the answer.
For instance, “What would be the outcome if I took this path, vs. that path?”
Or, “How would I like that job?”
Or, “According to the current energy of the situation, will I get this outcome?”
This is where divination, or intuition, comes in.
Divination Is the Answer
In programming we have this concept known as input and output streams. An input stream is a stream of data that you read from, and an output stream is a stream of data that you write to. You cannot read from an input stream, or write to an output stream. They are two totally different operations.
You could imagine it like checking your email. If you want to know something from the boss, you have two options:
- Send him an email asking him your question
- Check your email and see if he's already sent you something about it
If you send an email, you are interacting with another person. Just by the very fact of interaction, you have change reality. Perhaps he wasn't going to send you that information until tomorrow, or even at all. But because you sent that email, he will send it immediately.
If you just check your email, though, then you can accurately determine the status of that information: either received or not received, and act on it accordingly.
There are times when each is preferred, depending on the situation.
Getting an Answer from the Universe
So now let's imagine you have a question: “Does X love me?” So you sit down and feel good about that option.
But wait, that's like logging into your Universal email and writing the Universe a message: “I want X to love me. Is it true yet?”
And because of that query, you are changing reality. The Universe will see that message and, based on your resistance level, either make it more or less likely. So you might get a message back saying: “It is a bit less likely that X loves you.”
Now let's say instead you want to get the current status of the situation. So, you log in to your Universal email (I think we should call it UniMail ????), and see what's there. And you see you have a message that says: “It is likely that X loves you.”
That's divination. It's reading the current status of a situation, based on the energy around it.
Divination Doesn't Interact with Reality
Divination strives to interact with reality as little as possible. It simply wants to take a snapshot of what's true, or most likely to be true, right now or in the future.
One final metaphor that I think is apt is the difference between a painting vs. a picture. A painting is an artist's rendering of a scene, either in his head or what is observed in front of him, like in the case of a portrait.
A picture, on the other hand, is a snapshot of the light waves that hit the camera lens. It has no human component whatsoever, and therefore it is as true as possible to reality.
When you divine a situation, you just want to get an accurate representation of truth. When you manifest, you want to alter that truth to match what you'd like to be true.
Divination Tells You What Is Most Probable
But there's that sticky word again: truth. Truth is an extremely changeable concept, as discussed above.
The only real truth in this moment is what is happening right now, right this very instant. It is truth right now because you have observed it. You have experienced it.
The future is a series of timelines: what might happen. Even the past is a series of timelines: what could have happened. Reality is an endless array of differing timelines. “Truth” is just the timeline you are on right now.
This is what makes questions like, “Does X love me?” so difficult. The most correct answer is, “According to what timeline?”
It is very possible that, say, on 60% of timelines, X loves you, and on 40% of timelines, X does not love you. So, what's true?
Divination, then, is our best attempt to guess what is most likely.
A Reading Is Not Fate
Last month, Christine got a part-time job at the local Catholic church as a pianist. She had hopes of getting the full-time job.
She asked me to do a reading using the Tarot about whether she would get the job. I was hesitant, because I was biased, and it is always hard to do readings when biased. But, I agreed.
My conclusion was that she would not get the job. She would have this part-time job until about the end of December, but then the position would be filled.
But I emphasized that she could manifest a different outcome if she wanted to, at least potentially. I don't want anyone to think that a reading is fate. Again, it is just the most likely outcome.
Well, it turned out that she had the part-time job through about the end of this month, and the position was just recently filled.
That means that I successfully tuned in to the correct timeline. However, it doesn't mean that it had to happen this way. It could have gone on until January. It could have ended at the beginning of this month. She could have gotten the full-time job.
My job was just to get a snapshot of the current state of the situation. Her option was to alter that situation.
It's always hard to tell timelines, especially when biased. However, throughout the whole ordeal, I did feel the timeline shift a few times. Sometimes, I thought she might possibly get it, and other times I thought she wouldn't. But, ultimately, it ended where the reading said it would.
Psychics Can Be Wrong
So, if you go to a psychic and they give you bad news, that's just what they see as the most likely outcome. You can change that, but fearing it will only make it more likely to happen.
Similarly, if you go to a psychic, and their prediction never turns out, it might not mean they are necessarily bad, though sometimes it certainly does. It might mean that you entered a different timeline from the one they thought you'd be on.
Sometimes, when a psychic isn't unbiased enough, they might even read the wrong timeline.
Some psychics really have an air of doom and gloom about them. Consequently, they tend to give negative readings.
This only means that their own propensity to negativity has caused them to tune in to more negative timelines, which aren't necessarily the most likely ones. This is itself a form of the law of attraction, because they have manifested reading the exact timelines they are a match to. It says more about them than it does about you.
Even if the psychic really hopes that you'll find love, for instance, that can influence them to tune in to the timelines where that is true.
Or sometimes, they might be jaded about love, so they tend to tune in to timelines where relationships don't work out, or where there are a lot more difficulties than in reality.
As a psychic, meditation is invaluable. Removing your own judgments and opinions from a situation is vital. It takes a lot of training to tune in to the proper timelines.
How to Use Divination
So, if you do want to get a snapshot of a situation, how do you do it?
The first way is to actually go to a psychic. I offer Tarot readings for just this reason, for those who just want to get an idea of what their future holds in store according to the current energies of the situation.
But, you can learn to do it yourself, too.
The easiest way is simply to enter the zero state, and bring up your question, without emotion.
Technically, this isn't divination at all, but using your intuition, but it's the same kind of idea.
You'll likely get some sort of information. Sometimes it's a gentle but insistent “yes” or “no”. Sometimes it's a stream of information that you have to decode through the various psychic senses.
The other option is to use a divinatory tool, like the Tarot, pendulum, I Ching, runes, etc. There are endless ways that you can use everyday items to divine the future.
Developing Your Psychic Potential
But, again, it takes some training to use either your intuition, or a divinatory tool.
That is why I'm offering my new course, Developing Your Psychic Potential. I will show you exactly how to tune in to your own intuition, use divinatory tools if you want to, make sure you're getting the most accurate information, access the Akashic Records, communicate with your spirit guides, and a lot more.
I was going to try to squeeze this one into 3 weeks like I have with my other classes, but I realized there's just far too much information.
So this course is going for 4 weeks instead of 3.
The format is going to be a bit different than previous ones, with more information given in text lessons, and the calls being more for overview, questions, and experiential exercises.
The course is going to sell for $97, but if you sign up by January 1, you can get 25% off, only paying $72.75.
Just use this coupon code:
How About You?
Now it's your turn. Have you ever tried to use divination before? What are your preferred tools or methods? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.