How Psychic Are You?
Ever see, feel or sense an event before it happened? (that’s called precognition… and 80% of all people report some level of this happening in our lives)
Or, have you ever had a strong sense having been somewhere before… even though you know in your bones it’s the very first time you have? (that’s deja vu… probably the most well known new age psychic ability)
The truth is, actually decoding what IS (and what is NOT) psychic is a pretty hard task by itself.
Believe it or not, it can even be downright controversial, even in spiritual circles themselves!
Depending on who you ask, EVEN in the spiritual “field” itself, you’ll get widely different answers from various professional people on whether EVERYONE has some type of psychic ability, or whether you’ve got to be born with the gift to have something worth talking about.
Here is my thoughts on the matter…
Even though many people disagree, I like to say that EVERYONE has at least some psychic skill.
In some respects, I liken intuition, and the ability to pick up information in the atmosphere to changing the channel. Rather than looking at psychic skills as something that is part of the body, or the “biology” of the medium, clairvoyant or empath who has the gift, instead… I believe it’s a universal experience of being able to tune in, and tap into a field of energy and information that is out THERE. (and that often you can learn to do on your own with practices like mediation, creative visualization and training your brain to filter out more noise, and attract more spiritual signal:-)
That said, some people DO have more natural talent than others, and to ignore that fact would be to ignore the obvious. (e.g. – a gifted medium who has spent 20 years tapping into this energy and interpreting the information is going to be far superior than someone who is getting glimpses and flashes of information, but isn’t 100% quite sure what they mean)
Here are a few very common types of psychic abilities and in very broad and general terms, what they represent.
Every good medium is doing some sort of channeling in my opinion. They are acting as a conduit between THIS world and the next and allowing the information and energy from one world to flow to, and through them into this. I believe that everyone CAN be a channel with practice. But as above, it often takes years of practice to do it well. (and consistently)
Being able to see and sense energy and emotion around people (and things) is a very common psychic ability as well. The idea that every human body has an energetic system that can be visually represented by color dates back thousands of years. The Chakra system is a good example of an ancient philosophy which incorporates the idea of both energy… and a color coded process by which to interpret the emotional equilibrium of people around us, all of the time. (amongst other things!)
Many people feel a mind to mind, or emotional connection with other people that defies scientific scrutiny. Twins, for example… are said to be able to feel the thoughts of their other half without a word being spoken. Many mothers admit to being able to hear the thoughts, especially distressful thoughts, of a child in need, often thousands of miles away. The idea that when we love someone, or are deeply connected to them on some special level, that our “minds” merge in some way and allow reciprocal access when intention and attention is set, is something I’ve seen in my own life in hundreds of unique cases.
Lastly, (but DEFINITELY not least..:-) precognition. What is it? Probably the most common type of psychic experience there is. Feeling the future before it happens. Sensing someone is going to call… moments before they do. (often someone you haven’t thought of, or heard from in years… and a few hours after having the thought, they are on the phone or in your inbox out of the blue)
Sensing danger before it happens… and then watching as what you saw or sensed, comes to fruition.
Many professional mediums, for example… will tell stories about their first psychic or spiritual experience being one where they felt a foreboding about a loved one, or a neighbor, or saw someone die days or even hours before it inexplicably happened.
Precognition is a powerful and very persuasive experience that can provide personal PROOF that psychic abilities really are true… especially when it happens to you!
Other types of psychic abilities we aren’t going to cover here include remote viewing, common clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience and the more subtle sensory experience of picking up information from others, or the atmosphere.
Some people have very specific gifts as they pertain to spiritual tools and techniques – like ouija, using mirrors (often for seeing spirit), minerals and even common every day objects that are used for psychometry. (being able to access emotions, and information from objects)
I have friends who can’t do ANY of the above… but who regularly experience astral projection and can consciously leave their bodies… AND offer up verifiable information to a bunch of us in a group, that would make your head spin.
What types of psychic abilities do YOU find most interesting? Which ones of the above do you have? Which ones would you love to develop? Share with us on twitter… or in the community comments section below!