How to Develop Your Intuition

In this episode, Kelle welcomes author and medical intuitive, Catherine Carrigan, back to Spirit Sherpa to discuss how to develop your intuition. Catherine defines “intuition” from her perspective. She also discusses the 4 psychic gifts (claircognizance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance) and how they apply to receiving information from your soul. Catherine references her Amazon #1 bestselling book, “Unlimited Intuition NOW”, in which she goes into more detail on how we can unlock more of our psychic gifts in order to gain even greater connection with the intuitive information being given to us as well as techniques for how to move our egos out of the way of the information we receive.

In this episode, Kelle welcomes author and medical intuitive, Catherine Carrigan, back to Spirit Sherpa to discuss how to develop your intuition. Catherine defines “intuition” from her perspective. She also discusses the 4 psychic gifts (claircognizance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance) and how they apply to receiving information from your soul. Catherine references her Amazon #1 bestselling book, “Unlimited Intuition NOW”, in which she goes into more detail on how we can unlock more of our psychic gifts in order to gain even greater connection with the intuitive information being given to us as well as techniques for how to move our egos out of the way of the information we receive.


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How To Develop Your Intuition With Catherine Carrigan

With me, as always, is the Spirit Doctor, Kelle Sparta. How’s it going?

It’s amazing. How are you?

You are a bucket of energy. It keeps going with you. I don’t even know that I can handle it.

I have faith you can.

We are joined again by Catherine Carrigan. She is back to talk about intuition. Welcome, Catherine.

Thanks so much for reading.

We’re super excited to talk to Catherine because she came in a couple of episodes ago and talked about being a medical intuitive. We’re going to talk about how you can develop your own intuition so that you could do medical intuition, psychic readings, or anything else. Our readers are super excited about anything that’s a how-to. They’re going to be all over this episode because it’s going to be what you can do instead of the traditional Kelle telling you, “Don’t do that. You will hurt yourself.”

Let’s frame this as a standalone episode. We’ve talked about intuition before. Catherine, I’m looking from your perspective. What is intuition? When you’re doing the work, what do you tap into with regards to intuition?

First of all, I need to give some further information. One of my nine books is called Unlimited Intuition NOW. There are four ways that you receive guidance from your soul. When I’m using the term intuition, what I mean by that is guidance that you receive from your soul. It’s your soul communicating to you. One of the four psychic gifts is claircognizance, which is psychic knowing.

That is my primary gift. That is the gift that Edgar Cayce had. When you are high in claircognizance, you know stuff. Somebody can call me on the phone. I don’t see them. I don’t have my hands on them and I know. Claircognizance is the fastest gift. All the gifts have an upside and a downside. You have to understand how they work.

The second gift is clairaudience. When you are clairaudient, you receive information by words, vibration, and sound. If you’re doing healing work, you could get a message like, “It’s the foot. Look at the head.” One of the downsides of clairaudience is that people tend to confuse it with their own thoughts and it drops in super quickly. Like claircognizance is very fast and clairaudience, if it takes you longer than 30 seconds to get the information, it’s not your guidance.

There is also clairsentience, which is a psychic feeling. More people are clairsentient or clairvoyant than at any other time. Clairsentience is feeling. You feel the vibe. You put your hands on someone and you can feel where the energy is congested. The downside of being a feeler is that you have a hard time discerning what your energy is and somebody else’s energy is. As I like to joke, “Is it me or is it Memorex?” Are you depressed or did you pick up the energy of someone else? Are you anxious or was it the checker at the counter? The feelers have to learn discernment. They have to be able to tune into their own energy.

The last psychic gift is clairvoyance, which is seeing things. I was doing healing with a friend of mine who has done astrology for many years. What I saw was when she started her work, she needed to enter a Merkabah of light. A Merkabah is a spiritual shape and I saw that. I said, “In order to protect your energy, you need to visualize yourself going into this Merkabah of divine white light.” When you’re using the clairvoyant gift, your soul gives you pictures. These could appear in dreams. They could appear as symbols. You want to pay attention to the images that you’re shown in your life and also appear in your mind’s eye. That’s a rundown of the core gifts.

You can have more than one of these as well. For instance, I have claircognizance on a regular day-to-day basis. The story that I told you guys in the episode before about packing a care package for Cathy when she went on the airplane. That was a clear cognizance moment. I knew I needed to pack the care package, but I didn’t know why. When I do my energy scan work, I send a tendril of energy out so I’m feeling and I also see visuals. I translate the visuals into a message. If I’m doing partially the feeling part, the clairsentience, then I’m also doing clairvoyance at the same time. You can have multiple gifts that show up at different times.

My comment is that you can learn to develop and open all of your gifts. That’s why I called my book, Unlimited Intuition NOW. However, you have one gift for your soul and one gift for your body, which is how you receive information about your body, another gift for your family, how you receive information about the people in your household, and another gift for how you receive information in the world, how you learn and work.

What I find is that just like Tiger Woods is a golfer and I’m not, somebody is a great tennis player and I’m not, there are going to be soul gifts that are going to be easiest to develop. Part of what I do when I’m training people about their intuition is to figure out what is your primary gift. I start with what is easiest for you. Like you wouldn’t take a twelve-year-old and give them Advanced Calculus, it’s easiest to develop your intuition by figuring out what is your primary gift and learning about it.

Especially if you do healing work, if you do not understand how you receive information, you’re going to waste a lot of time. You’re going to question yourself. You’re not going to trust the process. You’re going to be stuck in your ego. You’re going to get a lot of ego interference and a lot of ego static. If you understand how your information comes through, then you’re going to be able to trust it.

For example, I’m claircognizant. A lot of times when I’m claircognizant, I laugh at myself because I’m receiving information about things that I know nothing about. I remember one time, one of my clients was considering buying a house and I’m tuning in. All of a sudden, I’m talking to her about the roof of the house. Trust me, I know nothing about roofing. When I’m channeling information and it’s coming through about things that I know nothing about, then I know it’s my soul guidance.

One of the things people ask me is, how do you do this? To me, a lot of this is about focus. When we meditate, part of what we learn how to do is direct our focus. When I’m doing a medical intuitive reading on someone, I don’t have to see them. I do not have to put my hands on them. I do medical intuitive readings on an ongoing for people who go to a healing retreat in Costa Rica.

Developing Intuition: When you make a source connection, you connect every part of yourself to the divine consciousness, and you will know what you need to know.

I did one this morning on a lady who has breast cancer. They give me a report. “Susie Q lives in Sacramento. She has breast cancer. She’s 65 years old. She eats peanut butter and jelly for lunch every day.” I sit there for 1 to 1.5 hours to write a report. There’s not even a photograph. Sometimes there’s a photograph, sometimes there’s not a photograph. How do I do that? I focus.

You, as a person or a VIP, are a Vibrational Interference Pattern. All three of us on this show are nice people, but our energies are different. You have a unique vibrational fingerprint. You have a unique frequency. I tune into your frequency and direct my mind to focus on that frequency and then I can read everything about you.

That’s a similar process to what I’m doing with my energy scans, too. I’m looking for a specific signature. I can follow from one person to another. If somebody thinks about somebody else, I can hop from them to the other person. That’s part of the work.

I’m talking to somebody in Australia. I don’t see them. I’m talking to them about their mother who I also had never seen. Again, it’s a matter of focus. When I learned intuition, a great phrase is, “Show up and get out of the way.” I was working with somebody who wanted to develop her intuition. She was going through a lot of stress. She was moving internationally. There was so much furniture that had to be moved, literally and figuratively, that she was not able to get her ego out of the way.

There are different techniques that you can do to get your ego out of the way. A simple one is to pray and ask that you be given the information for the highest good of the person that you’re working with. My book Unlimited Intuition NOW explains the different guest. It’s also full of prayers. When you pray, again, you’re wanting to set that ego out of the way and understand how the different gifts work because claircognizance and clairaudience are fast.

If it comes in fast that, you know it’s accurate information. This is contrary to what we’re told because we’re told to stop and think about it. If you stop and think about it, that’s your ego going, “I know what it is and this is what I think.” Clairsentience is a slower gift and for the people who are high in clairsentience, I tell them, “Speed is just a setting on the washing machine. Fast spin and a slow spin, it’s all going to clean your clothes.”

When you’re using the feeling gift, you have to feel into it. Where’s the energy going? Is it coming towards me? Is it going away from me? Is it hot, cold, thick or thin? What does this feel like? Does it feel safe? Does it feel welcoming? I use my psychic gift of feeling every day when I’m dressing because I tune in. I’m like, “What’s it going to feel like in the place where I’m going to be?”

One year, my mother and I went to Charleston. It was 100 degrees outside. We’re walking around, sweating constantly. We went back to where we were staying and dressed for a play. I tuned in to the theater and I got, “It was going to be cold.” Even though it was 100 degrees outside, I wear long jeans, a shirt, a jacket, and a shawl to the theater. It was freezing. You project your energy and tune into this space where you’re going to be. How does that feel?

I wouldn’t have thought to do that, but you can certainly do it. This is the thing and why I love interviewing people. You get different perspectives and it’s like, “I could do that, but I would never have thought to.” Thank you. That was a great tip.

I’m talking about going on a vacation with my boyfriend to Alaska and there’s going to be us and twelve teenagers. I’m already tuning in and going, “Oh, dear.” Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and laugh about it. Enjoy the drama of being with twelve teenagers.

This is one of the things that’s interesting to me. The readers of this show are in the bright and shiny phase. For those folks, when I’ve talked to them, one of the things that I hear over and over is something that you said simply, but it’s difficult for them. You said, “Show up and get out of the way.” Is there some tip that you can give people? Sometimes it’s hard to remove that concept of ego and know that what you’re getting is not you talking to yourself.

There’s a technique for that. Part of doing the work is you develop techniques. You keep using the techniques over and over again to where you know that you’re in neutral. If I’m FINE, Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional, I don’t do medical intuitive readings. For example, my stepfather died. I was down there with my family. I was crying. The people in Costa Rica wanted me to do readings. I’m like, “I’m sorry. I’m not in a good space,” and they honored that. They were like, “Let us know when you’re ready.”

You cannot be frustrated, insecure, neurotic, and emotional and get accurate information about anything. You’re a little firestorm. If you go to, I wrote an article about the Source Connection. I’m going to describe it. It’s fairly complicated. You’re going to need to read the directions. When you do a source connection, you connect every part of yourself up to divine consciousness. When every part of you is connected to the divine consciousness, then you will know what you need to know.

Developing Intuition: A simple technique to get your ego out of the way is to pray. You’d be given the information for the highest good of the person you’re working with.

I’m very highly educated. I went to Brown University. I was Phi Beta Kappa. I’ve done natural healing only full-time for many years. I have a little bit of experience. I have a lot of training. I’m addicted to learning, but as much as I know, there is a limit to my knowledge. However, universal consciousness is all-knowing. When you pray and set your ego aside, then you’ll know what you need to know. If you go to my website and look up source connection, there’s an article that explains exactly precisely what I do when I connect every part of me to divine consciousness. I didn’t leave anything out. All you got to do is do it.

There’s a sheet and you run your finger from left to right. You send a burst of energy, clear any resistance there, and then you go back from right to left. It’s a technique for doing that, to get yourself completely connected. When you get on your computer, you don’t go, “Why am I not on Google yet?” You have to be online in order to get into a website. You’ve got to be online with universal consciousness which means not in your ego.

If you’re frustrated, insecure, neurotic, and emotional, I promise you, you are in your ego. If you’re in a meditative state, then you’re open. That’s when a lot of our guidance simply drops in. Everybody thinks, “Your angels are going to give you these profound messages.” Maybe they say, “You’re on the right track. Good job. We love you.” If you’ve been in a meditative state, that’s neutral.

Joey had mentioned that a lot of our readers are in the beginning stage and that’s where we focus. As we learned in our episode with Ken, sometimes we have more experienced people who are tuning in who are looking to put the structure to the process and fill in the gaps. If you were to talk to somebody who was a little bit further along in the process, what would you tell them? Are there any bad habits that they would need to unlearn then maybe they learned from other places? I had a feeling you had one of those.

I’ll tell a timely story. Like a lot of people, my cell phone is my clock. I keep my cell phone by the bed. I remember one day, it was 2:00 AM and my phone rang. I didn’t make the mistake. It didn’t turn the ringer off. Somebody was calling me from Saudi Arabia and I remember thinking, “They’re calling me at 2:00 AM. There must be a serious problem or a crisis.” It was my mistake. I’m asleep. I wake up. I answered the phone and I said, “Hello.”

This lady immediately started asking me these questions. I remember what she said, “My boyfriend left. Is he coming back?” You know how people are. They’re like, “Give me the information.” When you’re highly intuitive, a lot of times people will treat you like a psychic Pez dispenser. There’s not even like, “Hello. I’m so and so from Saudi Arabia. Is this a good time for you?” It’s like, “Give me the information now. I want it.” When you realize that you were highly intuitive, you want to set up boundaries about that. Whether it’s turning the ringer off on the phone. Charge for what you do.

Another thing that’s important as you are opening your gifts is that you have to look at the ratio that you use your intuition for yourself versus other people. If you allow yourself to be treated like a psychic Pez dispenser and just give and give, and you don’t use your intuition for yourself, you will become so drained. No amount of Reiki, prayer, rest, supplements, or healthy eating is going to help you. You have to fill your own well by tuning in for yourself. How do you tune in for yourself? Wake up every morning, pray, and ask for guidance.

What is it that I’m here to do? Is there any specific information that I need to know? Figure out your primary gift. Is it claircognizance, clairaudience, clairvoyance or clairsentience? For example, let’s say that you’re a feeler and your gift is a psychic feeling. I use that because that’s the most common psychic gift, clairsentience. You need to tune into yourself three times a day. Go off by yourself where there’s nobody else around and ask, “How do I feel?” I say that because the feelers are energetically quite sensitive and how you feel is very affected by other people.

I have a program for people who are empaths who have that and it’s called Boundaries For Empaths. That will help with that because you will get completely overwhelmed.

It’s what I call psychic whack. It’s like, “This energy and that energy.” If you are a highly intuitive and sensitive person, you have to become strong enough to handle your sensitivity. I have so many people like, “I’m sensitive.” I’m like, “Guess what? So am I.” I couldn’t do what I do if I wasn’t exquisitely sensitive. If you are exquisitely sensitive, you must become extremely grounded. That means working on your body. Do activities that connect you to the Earth. Don’t be a space cadet because you’ll be in serious trouble if you are.

For example, I’m claircognizance. It’s where you just know stuff. I need to sit with myself periodically and say, “What do I know about myself? What do I know for myself?” Claircognizance is a very fast gift. It gets information way ahead. Sometimes, there can be issues with timing. One time, I was supposed to teach a class in Seattle. This class was like six months in advance. Every time I’ve thought about it, I’m like, “I just don’t know about this.” I argue with myself. People have registered for the class. I ended up canceling well in advance.

They were very upset with me and the day that the class is supposed to be held, an earthquake hit the airport in Seattle. It was the day I would have been coming in. I got that information six months in advance. If you’re highly intuitive, use your gifts for yourself. What do I know about myself? What do I feel about myself? What do I see for myself? What am I hearing for myself?

I want to ask you this question too because you said to charge for what you’re doing. I’ve worked with people around their businesses and putting themselves out there. There is a huge amount of angst. There’s a belief in the morphic field of spirituality that says you shouldn’t charge for spiritual services. I’ve got a lot of issues around that.

It’s like, “You are tied to the church. Everybody else provides the food and everything else for the shaman and the tribe. The shaman provides the services.” There is payment. It isn’t in a direct exchange. When people are thinking about putting themselves out there, what would you say to them about spiritually aligning with money in terms of the service that they’re providing?

Developing Intuition: You will become drained if you allow yourself to be treated like a safety PEZ dispenser. No amount of Reiki, prayer, rest, supplements, or healthy eating can help you.

First of all, I identify and clarify several issues. You would not believe how many people come to me for health issues. Underlining that is a money issue because if you’ve got money issues, you’re in survival mode. A lot of people are stuck that way. It’s not about thriving. I’m a good mentor for people. I’m a single woman. I support myself. I’ve had my own business for many years. I have no debt. I own my car. I own my house. I had investments at Morgan Stanley. You can Google the 12 Principles of Success for Holistic Entrepreneurs.

Here’s the thing about healing work. There has to be an equal exchange of energy. If you do healing work and there’s not an equal exchange of energy, you will get drained. If you allow yourself to be drained, then there will be no cookies left in the cookie jar. Even when people are paying me, I pay attention. If I have a client who’s working super hard, following my advice, and working on the program deeply, they send me a text or an email, “What about this or that?” I will answer them.

If I haven’t heard from somebody in six months for a year and it’s like, “Who is this person?” “I was looking at this supplement. Is that going to work for me?” I’m like, “Make an appointment.” The bottom line is this. I’ll say it as simply as I can. You have to match the energy. If you’re not charging, you’re not matching the energy. Also, if you’re not charging, you’re not valuing yourself and the wisdom that you give to people.

I did one session with a gentleman in Sydney, Australia. He’d been in so much pain that he’d had to quit his job. I said, “I’m going to tell you exactly what you need to do. I’m reading you. You have incredibly strong willpower. I’m going to tell you what to do because you’re in so much pain.” He was like an 8 out of a 10. In one session, his pain went from an 8 out of a 10 to a 2 out of a 10. I’m not giving him supplements.

I’m in Atlanta. He’s in Sydney, Australia. I told him what to do to get out of pain. He had also made an appointment to go on a trip to Bali because he thought, “I’ve got to go to this some foreign land to some exotic healers to heal me because I’m in so much pain.” He had been in pain for years. That was one session and that was life-changing. Neutral principle. Match the energy.

That’s something I talk about with people that I’m working with who are doing this stuff. They tend to exchange for validation rather than for money. You can be validated or get paid, but you can’t get both.

I don’t trade sessions with anybody.

They’re asking for the client to validate them and therefore, they don’t get paid as much because part of the payment is validated.

As Yoda said, “There is no try.” You’re either going to be a professional or a dilettante. You’re going to either play at it or you’re going to own it and be it.

I’m with you with the not trading thing. I won’t trade services with anyone that I wouldn’t have paid for their services.

I don’t trade. I have clients who are very accomplished healers. They’re doctors, registered nurses, and dieticians. They’re craniosacral therapists and teachers who teach all over the world. They pay me. I pay them. On the other hand, I also will give my sessions. I gave a session to a friend of mine. She’s been an astrologer for many years. It was her birthday. I gave her a session. You can choose to give. It’s the law of tithing that you contribute to that which has fed your soul. This friend of mine had fed my soul. She wasn’t impoverished. She wasn’t on death row, but she had fed my soul so I chose to give something to her.

At that point, that was part of the energy exchange for you.

It was a gift. It was like, “This portion has contributed to my soul at a very high level and I wanted to give something back to her.”

Sometimes you may choose to give to somebody that isn’t even in your life. I was out at lunch one day. I saw a child across the room from me who was at the same restaurant. I could see in his physical being that he was beginning to develop neurological issues. I asked the question, “I wonder why that is.” There was an alien entity stuck in his field. The alien wasn’t trying to do damage. It thought that it was a nice place to stop and relax for a minute.

Developing Intuition: Healing work requires an equal exchange of energy. If you allow yourself to be drained, no cookies will be slapped in the cookie jar anymore.

I looked at the alien and I’m like, “You got to go now.” It’s like, “Sorry,” and off it went. I cleared the kid because I could see that it was showing up in physicality in ways that would be deleterious for him. Did I tell the parents I did it? No. Did I tell the kid I did it? No. It was community service. Sometimes you do it that way too, but you got to be careful. That’s not like all day every day. When you’re new, you’re like, “All day every day, I’m going to do and do,” and then you end up fried.

This has been another jam-packed episode with a bunch of information in it. Catherine, this has been wonderful. Thank you so much. If you want to find out more about what Catherine has going on, what’s your website again for everybody so that they can connect with you?

It’s and While you’re there, sign up for my newsletter so you can learn even more about how to heal yourself naturally. You can also follow the Natural Healing Show for UK Health Radio. You can read any of my nine books or listen to them by finding me on Amazon, Catherine Carrigan.

Kelle, is there anything you wanted to say here as we roll towards the finale?

If you miss the Claim Your Gifts Retreat, we are doing it again in Falls Church, Virginia. Catherine’s going to be adding great stuff to the membership site at Patreon. It’s That will get you there.

As always folks, you can email Kelle. If you’ve got questions or suggestion for things or you’d like to hear on spiritual, that’s [email protected]. Also, go to Kelle’s website. You can get access to all of the services that Kelle offers there. You can do a discovery session. You can do energy scans and you can sign up for Kelle’s newsletter and subscribe.

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Everyone is intuitive. You have a soul. Your soul is always trying to communicate with you. You just have to learn how it works.

Thank you so much and that is all that we have for this week. Be sure to join us next time as Kelle adds another chapter to your beginner’s guide to energy, magick, and the spirit world.

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About Catherine Carrigan

Hi, my name is Catherine Carrigan. I am a medical intuitive healer and the author of 10 books, including eight Amazon No. 1 bestsellers. I resurrect the soul with love and awaken the healers within us all.

I have the ability to get to the heart of the matter and figure out not only what is wrong but what will actually work to make you radiantly healthy. The average person who comes to see me has seen at least seven other practitioners.

I have a system of integrated natural healing that puts together the very best of fitness, nutrition and natural healing to make you radiantly happy and healthy.

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