Many times, in life I have found myself in the situation where I do not know how to answer a question, because I do not have the knowledge or the experience. These are the abilities I have: Medium development, personal development, Mountain Meditation and andlig healing. There are many other areas of alternative medicine, mediumship and healing that I do not have knowledge of. Sometimes people will ask me questions about particular areas, but I cannot answer questions about methods I am not educated in or have worked with. I can have thoughts about them, but I cannot give a well-informed answer to the person who asks.
I can imagine it is quite easy to fall into the trap where we say that we can do things or that we know. Quite often it is apparent that people have heard of the topic, but have no experience of it. When I have my clairvoyant demonstrations with the following question time, when I am asked a question, sometimes I simply have to say: I do not know.
I have an open mind, but I do not want to fall into a trap of giving the impression that I have an answer to everything. To make a comparison, in everyday life I hear people talking about things and I might find it interesting, but I do not have any knowledge about it. At the same time, I am interested and curious about many things going on out in the world, but I am no expert.
Why is it we can fall into the trap of saying we know, when we do not know? For me, it has been a valuable lesson in life, to dare to say no, or I do not know. Sometimes I will refer people to someone else that is experienced in the actual area, or ask them to find knowledge elsewhere. I know what I can do and I am fairly aware of what I cannot do.
“Very often the students are teaching their teachers with their comments and questions – they offer mind openers.
It is very easy to give the impression that you have the answer to everything. But it is about keeping yourself clean and not try to live up to people’s expectations. That is a dangerous trap to fall into. It is the same when we make mistakes. Admit them – do not cover them up. Students will know when a teacher gives answers that are “fake”. People are much sharper today and will investigate things.
One thing that has been very positive for we, with all the people I meet in different situations, especially courses, I can learn so much from them. They have so much to give. When they ask me a question it can also inspire me. Very often the students are teaching their teachers with their comments and questions – they offer mind openers.
If I come across something that I do not know much about, but I find interesting I will follow it up. I have met many people in my field who give the impression they can answer everything, because I know I cannot it gives me a clear line to follow.
When a person asks you a question, tell the truth. When we give answers to things that we have absolutely no experience of, whatever it may be, the humblest thing is to say, I do not know, and refer the person to someone you think do know.
Dare to be honest about what you do not know, and keep it at that until you learn more. When you are honest you are not throwing your energy away just to please people.