One of the most common questions I receive from people is “Can I become psychic???” My answer to that question is, you already are!
I like to compare psychic abilities to muscles. In the same way that we are all born with muscles, we are also all born with some degree of psychic ability.
Some people have naturally stronger muscles, while other people have to work out and lift weights in order to develop their physical strength. Psychic ability is no different. Some people are born naturally psychic, while others have a harder time connecting to their intuition. But no matter how intuitive you are now, there is always room to grow. There are always going to be steps you can take to develop your intuitive abilities even further. Today I’d like to share with you five things I do on a daily basis to maintain and improve my psychic ability.
If you ask any spiritual teacher how to develop your intuition, almost all of them will agree that MEDITATION is always the first step to becoming more psychic (I agree.)
When you meditate, you slow down or stop thought, which creates a clearer channel for your intuition to communicate with you. Your intuition usually speaks in subtle ways, especially in the beginning. If you don’t take time to quiet your mind, you will not be able to hear the voice of your intuition (it’s like trying to hear a whisper at a rock concert!)
2. Pay Attention To Your Feelings
There are many different ways that people receive psychic information. Some people receive see visions (clairvoyance), while others hear sounds or voices (clairaudience). When people instantly “know” something that they could not otherwise know, it is called claircognizance. But in my experience the psychic ability that almost everyone can relate to is clairsentience, which means, “clear feeling”.
Have you ever had a hunch or gut feeling about something? Have you ever felt either uneasy or excited about a decision? Have you ever got either a good or bad feeling about another person? If so, you have experienced your intuition communicating to you through your feelings.
Since clairsentience is the most common psychic ability, it is also the easiest to develop. All you have to do to develop stronger clairsentience is pay close attention to your feelings.
You can practice this everyday by asking yourself, “How does this decision feel? How does this person feel? How does this food feel?” By tuning in to how things feel, you become more clairsentient and therefore more psychic.
In order to become more psychic, you have to set aside time each day to developing yourself spiritually. This involves creating a special spiritual practice unique to you. Your spiritual practice should always include meditation, and may also incorporate prayer, yoga, journaling, reading a spiritual book, or anything else that helps you connect with your idea of a higher power.
You can also practice giving yourself intuitive readings every day. Record any insights you receive in your psychic journal (see the next step for more info on journaling).
If you want to eventually give readings to others (either professionally or just for fun) it’s important to practice that as well! Start out by giving readings to close friends, and be sure to pick people that you trust and feel comfortable with. If you are nervous, use tarot or angel cards to help get the ball rolling. Write down your insights in your psychic journal (see step 4), because things that don’t make sense now might make sense later.
4. Keep a Psychic Journal or Dream Journal
Keeping a journal is one of the easiest ways to become more psychic. A psychic journal is a place to record all the intuitive insights you receive about yourself or others. If you dream a lot, you can also keep a dream journal, as your intuition communicates with you frequently during the dream state.
Every day as part of your spiritual practice, write down everything you felt, saw, or heard during or after meditation (or during your dreams). After a few weeks, go back and read some of your entries to see if you notice any patterns. You can also write down any psychic impressions you have about future events.
Keeping a psychic journal has been a powerful way for me to develop confidence in myself. There has been many times where I forgot that I wrote something down, only to look back on it a few weeks later and notice that either a vision came true, or a simple sentence was an important piece of spiritual guidance.
5. Join a Psychic Development Class or Circle
When I was first developing my intuitive abilities, I was very resistant to taking a class because I thought I should be able to learn everything myself. After all, shouldn’t my inner voice be able to tell me everything I needed to know??? And so I bought tons of books on psychic development and put an anonymous ad in my local classifieds, offering free readings so that I could practice.
But I only got so far with this. Eventually I could not ignore the fact that my intuition was still nudging me to join a psychic development class. My intuition told me that a class would boost my confidence and introduce me to like-minded people who would support my development.
And so I reluctantly signed up for an online class, trusting that my intuition would be correct… and it was!
The class gave me an opportunity to learn techniques and meditations that dramatically improved my psychic ability in a short period of time. I was also able to give practice readings while my teacher listened in and coached me. At the end of the 12-week class, I was more confident than ever and I had a bunch of new friends that thought of psychic ability as normal and not “weird” (which is priceless, if you ask me). I also made back the money I spent on my tuition within one month of offering readings to others.
If you’re not able to join a class, I’d encourage you to see if you have a Spiritualist church nearby, as they often offer psychic development circles on a regular basis (Spiritualists believe that our souls survive death and have the ability to communicate with the living. Their religion is focused on mediumship).
Developing your intuition is one of the most powerful ways to improve your life and become healthier and happier, because it encourages you to listen to the guidance of your soul. When you become more intuitive, your inner voice becomes more important than any external influence.
If you have any other tips for developing your psychic abilities, I’d love to hear them – please leave your thoughts in the comments below.