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Developing your psychic abilities to the next level can take time, but if you don't take that first step you might not make time for the opportunity. Here are five days of psychic development exercises that you can try for yourself. I've given you the weekend off, which is a good idea if you want to save your energy. By the end of this week, you should be able to decide whether you can fit psychic development into your life at this time, and how far you'd like to take it.
Day 1: Starting a Daily Personal Practice
In order to make this into something you can use as an expert, however, you can't just leave your divination tools sitting dusty in a drawer. You'll need to practice frequently, even daily, in order to gain proficiency with your tools. If it is tarot cards you've chosen, you can draw a card a day for yourself in order to get familiar with your new tool. The aim is to not wear yourself out with a very long reading. You can also start making yourself a cheat card. Write down the meanings of your tools on a single piece of paper so that you don't have to consult the book every time. This will make it more likely that you'll gain comfort reading your tools of choice. Pretty soon, you'll find yourself throwing the cheat card away.
Day 2: Getting Daily Practice Reading for Others
You can start your own blog, offer readings on social networks or forums, or work through an organization that provides free readings already. Whatever you choose, make sure that you stick to your chosen number of readings per day, and consider giving yourself a break on weekends. You don't want to burn yourself out early. The trick is to choose a sustainable practice that will help you gain experience by leaps and bounds without souring you on the craft.
Day 3: Soliciting Feedback
Once you've gotten feedback, you can start working on changing your readings according to how people like them. Know that there will always be room for improvement, so don't be disheartened by hearing that you're not perfect. Look for signs of improvement moving forward. Try working on just one aspect of your reading at a time, and celebrate any small improvements that you see.
Day 4: Being Resourceful
Make sure to represent yourself well whenever you're out reading in public, since you'll be representing all psychics in general. A lot of people meeting a psychic for the first time in public may be more interested in asking you questions about your practice than in getting a reading. Indulge them! Also, don't be afraid to limit your time out reading. You may find that, if you're not properly grounded, you end up tired if you read in public for too long. Know your limits and stick to them.
Day 5: Reading for Money
Firstly, charge as much as you can. Your time is worth money; it's easy to lower your price and keep clients, but impossible to do the reverse. Also, you'll not make friends among existing professional psychics if you sweep in and undercut all their prices. Secondly, hold off on expenses as much as possible. You don't have to buy a shop or even a booth. Partner with local businesses if you can. And finally, don't bite off more than you can chew. If this is a hobby business, be reasonable with your approach.
Dr. Alexandra Chauran, of Port Moody, Canada, received a master's degree in teaching from Seattle University and a doctorate from Valdosta State University. She is the author of dozens of books, including Crystal Ball ...