Dimly lit windows with crystal balls, fog, and a neon sign that says, “psychic readings”. These are all the elements we think of when hearing the word, “psychic”. For most of us, a psychic is someone who is born with a natural talent to hear what isn’t said and see what isn’t visible. T
While some extraordinary clairvoyants, tarot readers, and astrologers are born with a natural gift, everyone is capable of tapping into their extrasensory abilities. With practice, you can hone your psychic skills and become more in tune with the energies around you.
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Looking to develop your own psychic ability? There are several ways you can develop your intuition that don’t involve getting a degree or following a gifted medium around to learn their ways. Here’s a guide to get you started.
Meditation is the first step to sharpening your intuition. The practice helps you calm your mind and quieten the chatter. Through meditation, you can learn to create space in your mind’s eye for images to appear. Take 20 minutes out of your day every day to practice meditation.
- Find a quiet space where no one will bother you. Turn off your phone and remove anything that could be a distraction.
- Sit in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
- Focus on your breathing. Observe the air flowing up your nostril and out again. Place all your attention on the inhale and exhale.
- If your mind starts to wander, gently bring it back to your breathing.
- As your inner voice begins to quieten, start to focus on a white room in your mind’s eye. Simultaneously, hold that image while observing your body. Are you feeling hot? Cold? Is there a muscle that is tight? As you scan your body, observe the sensations but try not to react.
This style of meditation will help you to become more in tune with your own well-being. By raising your self-awareness, you will learn how to sharply observe the world around you and your reaction to things.
Scanning the Room
Another great way to develop your psychic abilities is to practice scanning your environment. This helps you to project your energy out and essentially read the room. You can do this by either moving through the space or standing still. Observe the sights, sounds, and scents and note your reaction to them. What you are doing in this exercise is learning how to read energy.
You should practice this exercise in different environments and tune into subtle shifts in energy. Learning how to scan a room is great for astral projection, the ability to have an out-of-body experience.
Sharpen your intuition through prediction. Next time the phone rings, put your senses out to who you think is calling you or try to guess the exact time without looking at your watch.
You can also develop your psychic abilities by practicing with someone you trust. Sit with them and close your eyes. Focus your energy outward and try to get a read on how they are feeling. Visualize a white room in your mind’s eye and ask for a message to deliver to them. This may come in the form of an image or a word. Share this with them and ask them if and how it may relate to them. Over time, this skill will become more fine-tuned, and you will be astounded at how accurate you can get.
Another way you can cultivate your psychic abilities is to explore your subconscious mind. If you have a hard time remembering your dreams, try repeating a mantra as you fall to sleep. You can use the following to help you:
In my sleep I will dream.
When I wake, I will remember.
Keep a pen and paper beside your bed so that when you wake you can record everything down. By keeping a dream journal, you will begin to notice over time that you remember more and more.
Dreams are incredibly powerful. Once you have mastered remembering your dreams, move on to learning how to lucid dream.
Lucid dreaming is when you wake up in your dream state to realize you are in a dream – essentially it is when you become aware of your awareness.
Right before you fall asleep, meditate on what you would like to dream about. Hold it in your mind’s eye as you fall asleep. Just before you slip into sleep mode, repeat the following mantra:
Tonight, I will dream.
In my dreams, I will notice my hands and realize I am dreaming.
Keep a pen and paper by your bed to record anything you remember. Frequent meditation can also help increase your chances of lucid dreaming and you may want to consider a meditative practice before bed. You can also play binaural beats for lucid dreaming in the background.
Additionally, you may want to consider some crystals for lucid dreaming. There are several types of crystals that can help you unlock the power of your third eye and enter the dream state.
Learning to control your dreams is an advanced way to increase your psychic abilities. The more you lucid dream, the better you will get.
Learning Tarot or Other Divination
Another great way to learn how to become psychic is to study a form of divination. This could be tarot cards, oracle cards, rune reading, or palmistry to name a few. Using tarot as an example, you can study the literal meaning of these cards but also look at the imagery in each card to extract a deeper message. Start by pulling a card a day and asking yourself what message is trying to come through. Keep a journal to record your interpretations. You can do this with all forms of divination. Over time, you will find that you rely less on the tools, and they will become more of a prompt for your readings.
This guide is just the very beginning of how to become more psychic. There are many more resources out there including books, classes, and spiritual practices that can help you home in on your psychic skills.