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How to Develop Psychic Abilities

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Learn How to Develop Your Psychic Abilities

Learning how to develop psychic abilities is possible by practicing certain techniques. You may not even be aware you have psychic abilities until you tap into and awaken your innate psychic nature. You can develop your psychic self by following a few simple development suggestions guaranteed to maximize your psychic ability potential.

Let Go of Preconceived Notions

Allowing yourself to believe in the scientific possibility of psychic abilities is often the first and highest hurdle to developing your potential. Most people have a core set of values and beliefs. Sometimes these values and beliefs cause them to draw conclusions that may not be completely accurate. If you can imagine and accept the possibility that your brain has hidden functions just waiting for you to tap into, you have a greater chance of discovering a talent for extrasensory perception (ESP).

Daily Meditation

Many people believe that practicing meditation allows individuals to tap into their subconscious and access unused portions of the brain. Meditation can increase your ability to concentrate and improve your powers of observation. Many people believe that this ability to "tune in" relates directly to improving psychic perceptions. There are many ways to meditate, but all include a daily period of comfortable relaxation, deep regular breathing and letting go of all conscious thoughts and distractions.

Let Go of Negativity

Negative thoughts and attitudes can actually block you from accessing your psychic energy. As you learn to let go of negativity and develop a more positive attitude, you will find it easier to connect with the universal consciousness where a world of timeless information becomes available to you.

Practice Visualization

There are numerous visualization techniques you can practice that help you "see" beyond your current capacity. For example, you might choose to work on the ability to see auras. Begin with meditation and move on to visualizing individual colors. When you're proficient, try to see the aura of a person. Ask a volunteer to sit calmly with you and really focus on that person's outline. Let your vision blur a little and see if you can detect a halo of color surrounding your volunteer. It takes practice, but you'll eventually begin to perceive a haze of color; each color indicates something about that person's physical and mental state.

Practice Listening

In essence, psychic abilities are an extension of the normal senses, and you can practice deeper listening in a number of ways. Try really focusing on a person that is speaking to you and block out other distractions. Words do not always convey someone's true feelings, but you can learn to read between the lines on a subconscious level.

Raise Your Awareness

Raising your awareness of the world around you is key to increasing your psychic functioning. Near the end of your meditation sessions while your eyes are still closed, focus your remaining senses on your surroundings. What do you hear, smell and feel? You'll probably realize that you rely so much on your sight that some of these details often slip by you. Exercising these lesser-used senses will strengthen them, heighten your awareness and increase your psychic perception.

Don't Dismiss Intuition

Your natural powers of intuition are a milder presentation of your true psychic abilities. Don't automatically dismiss the feelings and impressions you get about people, places and situations. Instead, try to focus on what your subconscious is trying to tell you, and act on that info cautiously but accordingly. Learning to trust your intuition will help you increase your abilities.

Keep a Journal

Journaling is a great way to take stock of your random thoughts, dreams and premonitions. Write down your dreams and see if they turn out to relate to real-life situations. Did your intuitive thoughts turn out to be on track? Positive results could reveal a predisposition for clairvoyance. As you learn to cue in on your thoughts, you are actually exercising your extrasensory powers.

Train Psychometry Skills

Opening yourself up to psychometry is no different from other psychic abilities. People with this ability need to practice so this talent will grow and become stronger. Always place yourself in a bubble of protective white light before engaging in this and other practices. The memories stored in objects can often overwhelm psychics. The protection will shield you from the empathic pitfall of taking on the emotions as your own

Connect With Nature

Nature is perhaps more important to a psychic than most people. Psychics need to be connected to the earth since so much of their lives is focused on otherworldly matters and entities. Nature is a form of grounding for psychics. You should spend time each day immersed in nature through walks, gardening, meditating outdoors or some other activity.

Establish Communication With Spirit Guides

Through meditation and connecting with nature, you'll discover more confidence in your abilities. You can begin to use them to contact your spirit guide(s). One thing to remember is a spirit guide may be with you a short time or throughout your life. As you change and grow, your spiritual needs change and grow. A guide helping you in the beginning may not be the ideal guide for when your abilities become stronger and more advanced.

Practice Seeing Auras

You can learn to see auras. There are a few methods of opening your third eye that is believed the pathway to this ability and others. Once you've mastered the technique, spend time each day practicing. You can use this skill with reiki or other types of energy work.

Conduct Readings

The best way to develop your psychic skills is to use them. The more you practice, the better you'll get at conducting readings for other people. The fear of being wrong is usually the biggest problem for beginner psychics. It's essential you learn to trust the information you receive and don't filter it. Honoring the truth of your messages is your most important ability as a psychic.

Astral Projection Exercises

Astral projection is something everyone does, but few people recall their journeys, much less have control over their nightly flights. As a psychic, you can learn how to take control of your astral travels. You can practice astral projection exercises when you meditate. Once you become proficient, you'll be able to travel through any dimension in your journey to enlightenment.

Keep Studying

Learning all you can about psychic abilities gives you a better understanding of what they really are and what you might be capable of doing with your own senses. Educate yourself by reading books on the topic, attending lectures and, if possible, finding a psychic mentor who will help you discover and develop your abilities. There is no single way to go about it; you just have to experiment and find methods that work for you.

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