First of all, we are all psychic even if we don't know it. I was vaguely aware of this in school; intuition is a natural ability that we all possess to some extent, and we can meditate to develop it further. But I didn't understand how very psychic we really are until the years flew by and I began teaching myself. At first I couldn't help smiling when a student mentioned feeling intense heat during class, often a sign of energy healing abilities, or when several students saw the same clairvoyant image in their mind's eye during meditations. These comments rang a bell.
Second, awakening our intuition is a process. We may start by feeling temperature changes, seeing flashes or color, fleeting thoughts, and eventually with our angels and guides revealing themselves in our mind's eye. All of these events are signposts along the way, letting us know that we are on the right track. I was lucky enough to keep a journal of my own advances in the form of this very blog, as I see my students evolve, I recognize some of the steps that I went through four and five years ago. As a teacher, it is easier to trust the process than it was as a student. In the early days, there were plenty of times when I was sure I would never be able to give a reading.
Third, we open up and advance at our own pace. Some of my classmates went through the intro and intermediate levels in six months; others took years. I think this may have something to do with our astrology. I suspect that people plenty of Water (intuition, emotions) and Fire (divine spark) in their charts are naturally more intuitive than those of us who have more Earth (material practicality) and Air (logic) in our charts. There are benefits to having lots of Earth or Air - as we have more grounding to build on, or and the intuitive thoughts flow quickly when they start to appear. But to begin with, that practical materialism and my rational mind were big hurdles.
The fourth point is one that I did know, thankfully, as my teachers at The College of Psychic Studies and the School of Intuition & Healing were always fantastic. We need to begin this journey by learning to ground, clear and protect ourselves. Grounding keeps us safe, clearing releases any energy or emotions that we may have absorbed along the way, and shielding keeps us clear and safe. You can learn to do all of the above, and connect with your angels and guides, by reading my new Chakra Healing & Magick book, which is now available as a Chakralicious gift on my blog here.