It's time to write about a topic that I should have covered years ago: Psychic Abilities! Last week I wrote about intuition: what it is and how it helps (also where it comes from). We can all use meditation, crystals and other tools to develop our psychic senses, making it easier for us to notice our intuition. So far I have come across seven: clairvoyance, sound, touch, smell, taste, emotional empathy and "just knowing." Some people call them skills or gifts. In my experience it has been a mix of both. We can use guided meditations to develop all of these senses, but most of us will be naturally gifted in one of them. And we don’t get to choose the “psychic sense” we are good at. It's a surprise!
In my case, clairvoyance was the quickest to develop, I tend to get a combination of images, symbols, colors, even cartoons and movie clips running through my mind. Tarot also works for me because of the imagery. Clairvoyance can be like playing Pictionary, someone draws an image and you have to guess what they are trying to say. Sometimes I wish I could just hear the message and be done with it. But it wouldn't be nearly as much fun. To give an example, a couple years ago I was giving readings in class, and I got a series of apples: Snow White’s Poisoned Apple, indicating that our guest that week was not in a particularly trusting mood. Adam and Eve’s Apple, referencing the Tree of Life and mystical spirituality, and finally Steve Job’s and Isaac’s Newton’s apples, essentially two apples that changed the world. I described each of the apples carefully, adding my interpretations and inviting our guest to do the same. Wow! That reading was about a deep personal transformation.
Clairvoyance is accessed through the Brow Chakra, which is also linked to telepathy. It is possible to sense other people’s thoughts and concerns, but both parties have to be energetically open and available. I learned a technique at school called mind transference, where we send visuals, colors and images from Brow Chakra to Brow Chakra. The receiver would write down what they got and we compared notes at the end. It was a lot of fun! And in that case at least 80% accurate. We can also get a sense of our clients persistent thoughts & feelings through the aura. These can be incredibly useful for Energy Healers, it gives us an idea of what to focus during a session. Otherwise, I’d suggest grounding and protecting your energy to desensitize it, because hearing people's thoughts can be awkward. =)
The most common skills are probably Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Emotional Empathy, and Just Knowing. Fragrances do come through a lot in mediumship readings. I am most familiar with clairvoyance, but this is how I experience the others:
- Clairaudience is when answers come as thoughts, or words. If you ask a question you’ll get a yes or no answer, maybe a short phrase. Its related to the THROAT Chakra. Taste & Smell are less common.
- Emotional Empathy is when we know what other people are feeling. This information is accessed through our Sacral Chakra and the emotional Aura layer. It makes it easier to relate emotionally.
- Clair-Cognizance: is when we just know something for no reason. It is filtered through our Heart Chakra. This may be the skill that people think of when they hear the word psychic. Some assume it means we think we know everything, but we only "know" the information we are given.
I tend to get a mix of all of these, with the bulk coming through clairvoyantly. If you'd like to develop your own psychic gifts, click on this link for an excellent meditation (available for 99 cents on Amazon). It takes us through grounding the body, before starting at the Root Chakra and working our way up to clear, balance and activate each of these. Even though most of the psychic abilities are accessed through the upper chakras, we need strong foundations and very strong grounding in place first. I am also going to be teaching weekly lessons via Google Hangouts, for those of you who want to learn in a group setting. Look for the Google Hangouts Tab above, for details!