Do you question if psychic abilities are real, and truly exist? You may even doubt the validity of intuition. But, chances are, you actually do know, even if it's buried deep down, that psychic abilities are indeed real and you've probably even had some of your own psychic experiences. Let's celebrate your gifts and revel in the fact they can be developed.
Recognition to Development
So, how do you recognize psychic flashes so that you can develop them? Easy! Pay attention. That's right. The most effortless way to proceed is to begin noticing when something sparks your intuitive interest. When you experience something in the metaphysical realm you will, usually, feel a bit different. You might have a thought similar to, "Hmmm, what was that?" It may also feel like whatever occurred happened in a way that didn't quite seem normal for you. This is the beginning of your awareness. Below are three activities meant to help you recognize and develop your psychic abilities.
Clairsentience and Clairempathy: Feel Your Way
Looking back, you may realize you've already experienced this form of psychic sensing. Think of a time you've walked into a room and felt the energy of the room. For no particular reason, you either felt very comfortable or you immediately wanted to leave. If the room was filled with people, it had nothing to do with whether or nort you were good friends with the people there. It doesn't necessarily even have to do with the people; the room could have been empty. It's the energy in the room. Your soul can sense the energy present and your clairsentience translates that into whether it feels pure or corrupted. Now that you've recognized this as your psychic clairsentient sense, you are ready to develop it further!
When you arrive at a destination, have your friend slowly lead you to the heart of the location. Allow yourself to take in the energy all around you. Notice what you feel. Pay attention to how your body is reacting. Do you feel relaxed? On edge? Does it feel like you want to stay or need to leave? Do you have goosebumps or feel excited? Do you feel the energy of other people? If so, do you like their energy? Do you feel attracted or repelled by them? Can you feel anything in your body that wasn't there before? Do you feel really heavy or as though you could float? Finally, does it feel good to be standing where you are?
After you've addressed each of these questions, giving yourself enough time to truly tune in, tell your friend how the energy feels to you overall. Then, take out your earplugs and remove your blindfold. Do you know where you are? Did you know before you removed the sensory deprivation items? Does the way you felt psychically make sense with how you feel now that you can see and hear where you are? Or was it a surprise? Did you enjoy the energy? How about the exercise in general? Was it stressful or did you have fun doing it?
Congratulations! You just tuned into two of your psychic abilities: clairsentience and clairempathy!
Clairempathy: Feeling Your Friends
Get together with a couple of friends. Ask them to each write down five ailments; these can be real issues they have or they can be disorders they pretend they have. Make sure they record at least one that is true. As they write them down, tell them to imagine where they would present in their bodies. You are almost ready to start. Before you begin, imagine that bubble surrounding you, keeping you safe.
Start with the first person and look at their list. One by one, read aloud what they've recorded. Repeat it internally with your eyes closed. Note any changes in your physical body. Pay attention to whether you feel any differences; you might experience a sharp pain or a wishy-washy sensation somewhere. Discern, just as importantly, if you feel nothing. Mark down next to that complaint on their list as what you did experience.
After you've completed the entire list and recorded what you've felt, review where, if at all, you felt anything in your physical body. Were you able to distinguish between each ailment they recorded? Discuss what you perceived with the person who provided the list. Does it match up with their real issues? Were you able to intuit if the issues you felt were real? Or imagined? Did you feel your clairempathic abilities kick in? Do a quick clearing by releasing your bubble and exhaling out any ailments that don't belong to you. You don't want to hold on to anyone else's stuff—real or imagined!
Clairvoyance: Did You See That?
Do We Have to Keep It All Separated?
For example, during a reading I did I had a client ask me where I saw them living five years from then. I tuned into my intuition and immediately saw a spiral shape but couldn't make out what it was. I asked them if it meant anything to them, and they couldn't figure it out, either. Rather than imagine that I was out of my element, I tuned in again. This time I smelled salt, using my clairalience (or psychic smelling) ability. Again, I asked if that meant anything to her, and she replied, again, "No."
I thought, "What the heck?" to myself, and tuned in again. This time, I heard the "caw caw" of seagulls and the crashing of waves, so I asked if that meant anything.
"Oh, yes! We have been debating on whether to move to the beach! The spiral you spoke of are the shells, the salt is obviously the salt water, and, well, it all makes sense now!"
My client did move to a beach house, and as far as I know are living happily ever after. If I had given up after the spiral I never would have gotten the entire picture.
Think of something you'd like to know about your future. It can be about a relationship or your career or family. Begin imagining the current state of whichever you chose. Now, allow your psychic mind to reach out with your clairvoyance, five years down the road.
Using Relationship as a guide, tune in and answer the following:
Now, tune in using your clairaudience:
Now, use your clairsentience:
Finally, notice anything else you pick up on using you clairalience, clairgustance (taste), or claircognizance (knowing). You can use this exercise to ask questions about your career and family and anything else you can imagine as well.
Now, put all of your psychic impressions together. What do you surmise? Was it better using one sense over the other? Did it feel comfortable using all of them? Did you receive more data when you combined them all? What did you discover?
Congratulations! You've uncovered some psychic gifts you may not have even known existed! You are on your way, now, armed with abilities that can help you in every area of your life. Don't give them away, use them to better direct yourself and others and to propel you further into the wisdom of the universe!
Melanie Barnum (Bethel, CT) is a psychic medium, intuitive counselor, life coach, and hypnotist who has been practicing professionally for more than fifteen years. She was a VIP Reader at Psych Out, a gathering of the ...