Why Did My Psychic Abilities Stop? 7 Possibilities & Remedies

Updated August 4, 2021
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You're going along fine, giving readings or living your day-to-day life with your psychic abilities. Then, out of nowhere, you feel disconnected from your intuitive source. This is understandably scary and stressful. But, as the saying goes, the best way out of something is through it. Discover the reason for the sudden loss of psychic abilities so you can start getting them back.


Fear can wreak havoc on psychic abilities. If you're going through a negative period where you're fearful, you could find your abilities blocked. This is mostly due to a self-defense mechanism. For example, if you're afraid of taking a big step in your life or afraid of financial losses, this uncertainty can create obstacles that you haven't recognized that can hinder your psychic ability.

How to Fix It

Take time out to meditate and examine what you might be afraid of. Once you're able to zero in on the issue, you are halfway to resolving it. And once you recognize what the issue is, you can make a plan for dealing with it, which will relieve even more of the fear; things are always a little less scary when you have a concrete plan in mind.

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Denial of Your Abilities

One of the unconscious causes of losing psychic abilities can be a state of denial. If you have never worked through the different emotions associated with psychic abilities, your subconscious could be working overtime in denial. There are many reasons people deny their abilities. The biggest is a deep desire to fit in and be 'normal.' So many people are raised with the idea that paranormal abilities are wrong somehow, and this can be a big stumbling block as you try to use your psychic skills.

How to Fix It

Eventually, denial takes a toll on you emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Often, there's guilt involved, sometimes because you're not using your abilities, and sometimes because you have the abilities at all and feel that you shouldn't.

You'll need to take the time to work through the emotions associated with your psychic abilities. This will entail finding some way to reconcile who you are with your ideal of who you feel you should be.

Meditation, reading, journaling, and even therapy might be good options. The ultimate goal is self-acceptance and understanding that you are who you're meant to be. Once you're able to embrace that, it will go a long way toward removing this particular block to your abilities.

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Everyday stress can accumulate to the point that your psychic energy is overloaded. This is a classic case of burnout, and it makes it so hard to focus and keep touch with your abilities. Burnout can be caused by job stress, day-to-day life stress, or a combination of a lot of little stressors that build up until they feel overwhelming.

How to Fix It

Take a close look at your life situation and identify the stresses you are facing on a daily basis.

Are there things and situations in your life that you can change or get rid of? Do you desire a different lifestyle than the one you currently have?

Make positive changes to reduce your stress. Engage in physical activities to help reduce physical stress, and consider meditating or journaling. Once you have a less stressful life, your abilities will resurface.

Life Changes

If you've gone through life-changing situations, your psychic abilities may have suffered in the process. A marriage, divorce, death, birth, or job change are just a few of the life-changing events that can send psychic abilities running to the hills.

How to Fix It

Slow down. Take a deep breath and look around you. Take personal stock of the changes you've made or have needed to adapt to that made a big impact on you.

Make a list of each change that impacted your life. Examine each change from a 360° perspective. Is there anything you can do to ease a transition, heal an emotional would or prevent from continuing to happen?

Once you have a clear idea of the things on your Need to Cope list, you can set a new course that includes healing.

Performance Anxiety

Another possible cause of diminished abilities could be the result of performance anxiety. If you are practicing as a professional psychic, the need for your abilities to be on demand can sometimes negatively impact your overall abilities, as well as your health. The need to be able to conduct a reading when called upon creates an expectation that may be difficult to meet.

Performance Anxiety

How to Fix It

Slow down and reevaluate your career. Are you pushing yourself too hard? Are you placing unreasonable demands on your time and abilities? Here are some possible solutions for dealing with the anxiety that can come from asking too much of yourself:

  • Reduce the number of readings you do each week.
  • Take some 'me' time and indulge in a favorite pastime.
  • Take a mini-vacation to recharge by the sea or in the mountains.
  • Reconnect with nature and yourself.

Leveling Up

Sometimes during the process of developing your current abilities and preparing to receive new abilities, you'll find yourself slipping into a slump. This is an important, necessary step in your path. It allows your energies to gather together so when you make that jump to the next level, it will be as easy as walking through an open door.

How to Fix It

The only remedy for this type of frequency adjustment is patience and rest. You need to rest up, so you have the energy level required for a cosmic and spiritual transition.

Psychic Attack

You could be the victim of a psychic attack that has rendered your abilities useless. If you feel the cause of your distress is coming from an outside source, it's time to protect yourself.

How to Fix It

You can counter a psychic attack by acting swiftly.

The first thing you want to do is surround yourself in a bubble of white light and take other steps to protect yourself with crystals and symbols of your faith. Prayers and mantras will reinforce your protection so your abilities can return to you.

Understanding Why Your Psychic Abilities Stop

Once you have a firm understanding about why your psychic abilities stopped, you can remedy the situation. Most importantly, you'll want to maintain a positive attitude and visualize yourself using your psychic abilities once more. Self-care and being gentle and patient with yourself during this time will also go a long way toward recovering your abilities more quickly.

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