The truth is, everyone is probably a little bit psychic. In my mind, it is similar to athletics; while some people are clearly born with the body or gift for the practice, at least as much can be attributed to practice as to innate talent. Just because you don’t see ghosts or auras doesn’t mean that you can’t develop skills at reading people.
Of course, the best way to start may be to speak to a psychic in the first place. You can get started by clicking this link!
Psychics Begin With Themselves
In order to pick up on the intense, near and dear things to others’ hearts, psychics often have to go through a period of serious introspection. Before you can read someone else’s emotions, you need to understand your own.
Being a psychic is less about illumination and enlightenment than it is about achieving the clarity and stillness to see, hear or feel what is otherwise invisible. Our consumer-product-oriented society makes this more difficult than you might think. Therefore, the first step to developing your psychic abilities is to start a practice of checking in with yourself and asking yourself, “how do I really feel?”
You might be surprised by what you find.
Managing the Flood
Many psychics report that when they started developing their abilities, emotions, spirits and energies rushed through them at an almost overwhelming pace. This is because we are so accustomed to pushing these invisible truths down and making them less important than the physical trappings of success that the slightest bit of interest opens the floodgates. We have to deal with the emotions and energies that we’ve blocked for decades.
At this point, you might be wondering, “what does this have to do with my psychic abilities?”
As a psychic, your intuition will be intrinsically tied up in your awareness of subtle energetic flows. Your emotions are among the most powerful energetic flows in your life, but if your awareness of them is blocked, you have no hope of being aware of the more subtle spirits around you. When you are aware of and comfortable with your emotions, as illogical or inconsistent as they might seem, your intuitive senses just heighten. This may take some time, but stick with it, and you’ll find that you’re starting to pick up on truths that you didn’t realize before both about yourself and about other people.
Take Up a Psychic Discipline
The thing about emotions is that they often don’t present themselves in words that fully capture all the nuances. This is why disciplines like tarot, astrology, the I Ching, runes and other psychic disciplines exist. They provide a physical means by which we can touch and describe the otherwise indescribable spiritual essence that provides the backdrop for psychic professionals’ practice.
Read up on the different practices and see which ones call out to you. Practices like tarot are highly visual, while astrology tends to appeal to the analytic mind. Once you’ve found one that you enjoy, delve more deeply into the language. Think of learning your psychic discipline as learning the language by which you can describe your burgeoning psychic awareness and use it to help yourself or others in concrete, practical ways.
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