What Have You Experienced?
"How can I tell if I'm psychic?" That's a question many people ask, but it's not a simple one to answer. Psychic abilities manifest in a number of ways, and some are so subtle you may chalk your experience up to coincidence, while others are simply too strong to be ignored. It's no wonder that people just beginning to discover their talents are often confused about what's really happening. The following pages list some of the key points that many psychics experience as they begin to get in touch with their extrasensory powers. Compare your own experiences and decide for yourself if you have some psychic abilities of your own.
Many people with psychic abilities first take note of them after having one or more supernatural experiences. This can be as simple as getting a strong feeling that someone is "with" you even when nobody is around, or perhaps you've actually seen a shadow or a full blown spirit apparition. There's a theory that the spirits can sense when a living person has extrasensory powers, and they will try to make contact with them. Has this ever happened to you?
Premonitions of Events to Come
Have you ever had a vivid dream while either sleeping or awake? Did the events of your dream ever come true in part or in whole? This can be another sign that you have psychic abilities.
You "Know" Things
Different from a premonition, some people with psychic powers actually seem to have innate knowledge of people and places they've never heard of or visited before. There's a theory that these people can actually tap into traditionally unused portions of their brain to reach a "universal consciousness" that holds a store of knowledge.
It's one thing to understand and sympathize with another person's emotions, but people with genuine empathic psychic abilities can actually feel those emotions as if they were their own. The experience can be overwhelming and make you feel like you've temporarily lost control over your own mind and body.
Strong Powers of Intuition
Most people have some level of intuitive powers, but the true psychic usually finds his/her abilities are stronger than that of the average person. Try paying deeper attention to what your intuition tells you, and try to act on that information in as safe a way as possible. If your intuition turns out to be right, you can actively try to develop your power as you learn to trust what you sense.
How Can I Tell if I'm Psychic?
People who are really psychic may exhibit one or more of the preceding traits. The best thing you can do is keep a diary of your experiences and try to find a rational explanation for them. If you can do this, the experience probably wasn't psychic in nature. However, if you're left with something you simply cannot find a rational explanation for, you may have had a genuine psychic experience worth deeper exploration.
Now that you've had a chance to take stock of your situation, it's time to test your psychic skills...