Don't Have Any Gifts? Think Again

BY Catherine Cates        January 28, 2020

When people are new on their path, I hear many of them say some variation of “I don’t have any gifts,” or “I can’t do what you can.”

We all have gifts (and that means you!).  Every single one of us on this planet is born with an innate sense of intuition, because that is our connection to our Higher Self and to the Divine. It’s how we communicate with the Divine and know things.

If you think you don’t have it, let me reassure you that you do. It’s just a matter of knowing how you receive your information, then recognizing it, then trusting it, then using it.

It may seem like some of us are more intuitive or gifted than others, especially millennials and younger people. Many of you born after about 1980 came here more plugged in, have a stronger sense of intuition, and may have had gifts come about at a younger age. That’s intentional. As the planet has been ascending, those of us born pre-1980 were building and holding the energy for the higher-vibrational souls to come in.

That doesn’t mean those of you born before 1980 are less gifted or less intuitive, or that those born after are more gifted. It means those born after 1980 have been born into a higher-energy planet thanks to those of us who laid the foundation. As such, the increased energy supports them for their gifts to come in earlier. It’s all part of the plan for humanity to wake up.

In addition to intuition, which we all have, other gifts such as sensing and feeling energy, seeing purple angels or any number of other “cool” things, talking to the deceased, seeing auras, channeling beings etc., are specific to the individual. Talking to the deceased is called mediumship. Many people can do it. What differs is how they do it; that’s what makes them unique. Channeling beings is the same thing – many people can do it, but which being they channel and how they do it makes them unique.

To confirm for yourself that you have gifts, find out which gifts you have and how to use them.

1. Start noticing what you think you may be able to do – like seeing things, hearing things, etc.

2. Take classes that interest you, or watch YouTube videos about various gifts. There are no coincidences, so chances are good that what you’re interested in is indicative of a gift you may have. Follow that inclination.

Most importantly though, please refrain from saying you don’t have any gifts, that you want more gifts, or that you can’t do what someone else does. The reason I implore you to stop saying these things goes back to the Law of Attraction. We manifest with our thoughts. What you think and say can manifest because thought directs energy and energy follows thought. So be very careful what you say and think.

The more you say you don’t have gifts, guess what’s going to happen? The longer it will take for them to come in. The more you notice you don’t have what she has, guess what will happen? The longer it will take for you to discover what gifts you have.

Even blocking your gifts from coming in right now by noticing and talking about the fact that they aren’t here may be part of your journey. That’s probably not the answer you want to hear. As one of my favorite sayings goes, “It is what it is.” It will happen when it’s time. You control the timing. When you stop noticing they aren’t here – stop thinking about it, stop talking about it, stop talking about thinking about it – they will come in. And then it is time.

Trust that your time is coming. You were born with your gifts; they just aren’t noticeable to you.


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Catherine Cates

Catherine Cates has helped thousands go from doubt to making their dreams come true. With her unique blend of intuition and 25+ years in the business world she helps people find direction, focus, and success. As an Intuitive Visionary, Catherine gives easy strategies for getting results faster, building confidence, and inspiring others to achieve even bigger successes. Her unique style as an intuitive Life Coach will help you create the life you desire by raising your awareness, highlighting possibilities, and identifying the best choices for your success. Reach Catherine at

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