Psychic abilities are the ways psychics connect to the world beyond our senses using ESP or extra-sensory perception. There are many psychic abilities, but some are more common than others. Some Psychic Mediums are more in tune with specific abilities whereas others have a broad sense of each of the various abilities, much like doctors specializing in a specific type of medicine vs a generalist. Many Mediums practice to gain their abilities while others are naturally gifted with their ability.
List of Psychic Abilities
Astral Projection is a common ability in which people have an out of body experience. It is most common in those who have a near death experience and find themselves floating outside their body. Often when they are revived they can give a detailed description of what was done to save them.
Channeling is allowing an outside spiritual influence to work through the medium and take over their vocal cords so that they can speak to the querent directly.
Clairvoyance is probably the most commonly recognized psychic ability and it means clear sight or inner sight, and is the least understood. It’s not that you see the future or have a movie play inside your head, but more that you may see a color, or just a word. You may see many or just a couple and you may not understand what they mean at first. It’s rare to see a full premonition, but it does happen.
Clairsentience is the ability to feel emotions or physical sensations that are not your own. Empathy falls into this category as it’s feeling other’s emotions, not your own. Clairsentience often leaves people feeling emotionally and physically exhausted after a day out around people whose emotions, and sometimes even physical ailments, they have suffered through feeling. It is an exhausting psychic ability.
Clairaudience is the ability to hear the unbearable, to hear the voices of the spirits and sounds of the spirit world through means other than your ears. It’s like that little voice that warns you to stop but is a little different than intuition. You can heard the voice of a spirit in your head and sometimes it will sound like your voice and other times like the voice of the deceased, however, the sound is never external but always internal!
Claircognizance could easily be mistaken for intuition, but it is significantly stronger than just a feeling about something. It is an insistent thought that cannot be ignored making it so you simply must acknowledge that the thought is there and requires action.
Clairalience is the ability to smell smells that aren’t present in the physical world. You could smell someone’s perfume or the cookies they loved to bake.
Clairgustance is the ability to taste things that are not physically present. This ability is somewhat rarer but still fairly common depending on the strength or type of spirit you are working with.
Divination is the art of telling the future and one of the most widely known and famously portrayed psychic abilities. Often associated with a Fortune Teller’s crystal ball.
Psychometry is the ability to pick up vibrations or energy from an object. These vibrations could then allow you to draw on other psychic abilities to learn things about the person or people who have used the item.
Telepathy is considered a psychic ability and is the ability to communicate with others mentally, not using physical words to communicate but just thoughts.
How Does One Tap Into Psychic Power?
Psychic Power is generally seen as intuition. Everyone feels it at some point in their lives; that moment where you just know you shouldn’t cross the street, or you’ve been in a situation before and you know the decision you should make just feels wrong. Psychic power isn’t tangible and it’s not something that scientists have been able to develop a way to test. This, however, doesn’t mean it’s not real, it doesn’t mean that when people have moments of psychic power that they are lying, and it doesn’t mean that those who are able to feel and use psychic power are crazy or aligned with the devil!
Psychic power is a sensitivity to the forces that are beyond the natural world, it’s an ability to touch the energy that comes from the universe itself and through the touch. Many people call psychic power the sixth sense, the ability to touch, see, hear, smell and taste things that aren’t there. Over the centuries, those individuals with psychic power have played a critical and important role in shaping the world we live in. Kings, emperors, and clowns throughout the ages have relied on the mystics and psychics of their culture to help them make decisions. Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce are two such psychics that helped to change the world around us.
Just because a person is psychic, that doesn’t mean that they are always tapped into their abilities 100% of the time. In fact, most of the time it takes being in a quiet place and allowing themselves to center before they are able to cast off the physical world and get in touch with the senses beyond the tangible. Because of this, almost anyone can awaken their psychic powers and once your psychic powers have been awakened there is no reason that you can’t continue to help them grow and expand.
Many people may have a surprising event that causes them to open up to the psychic world. For some it comes after a near death experience, for others it may be the loss of a loved one or the birth of a child. For others still it may be something as simple as giving into ‘new age’ ideas like energy healing or hypnosis that help your body and mind become more in-tune with one another and allow you to connect to your psychic abilities.
There are a number of signs that your psychic abilities are awakening. Being aware of these signs may help you recognize when you are going through an awakening so that you can take full advantage of it. The first sign is a tingling in the forehead, between the eyebrows, where the third eye is. You may also feel this tingling at the top of the head, or in any of the other chakra’s as they begin to energize. This is a sign that your body is connecting to the energies outside of your physical body. You may also notice that you have a stronger connection to the spirit world. This isn’t always true for everyone, but for many people there will be a natural progression to mediumship once a psychic awakening has occurred and their psychic powers are being realized.
As your mind and body begin to connect, you’ll also start to feel a passion and drive for healing your body and mind. You’ll want to be away from negative energy as much as possible. You’ll find that when you’re grocery shopping or eating out that you shy away from foods that aren’t organic and you begin to avoid junk foods that don’t provide you with any real nutrition. Unfortunately, until you learn how to control the energy flow you’re feeling you may also experience frequent headaches; to help you’ll want to soak your feet in warm water with epsom salts and essential oils to help the energy disperse. You’ll also develop a desire to learn and a yearning to increase spirituality in your life. And as you become more in-tune to the changes in your body you’ll begin to notice that your physical senses are getting better and sharper.
Side Effects of Awakening Your Psychic Powers
Your psychic powers awakening means that you may experience intense and life like dreams because your mind is more connected to the universe than ever, and while dreaming our ability to filter out information is decreased and we become more open to messages from the universe. You’ll also begin picking up intuitive moments while you’re awake.
If you feel that you’ve awakened your psychic abilities then you’ll want to work on growing them. Begin by acknowledging that your abilities exist. Take time to research them thoroughly. Then practice! Practice makes perfect and the only way to control your abilities will be through practice. Don’t ignore random thoughts, instead concentrate on them and take time with them so that you learn what is an important thought or feeling and what isn’t. Acknowledge your premonitions, accept impressions, and learn how to do energy scanning, sensing through objects, and practice your prediction skills. Most importantly, you’ll want to be sure you meditate often so that you can cleanse your energy and keep yourself feeling at your best. Not meditating constipates the energy in your body and can make you not just spiritually but physically as well.
The most common physic abilities that your psychic powers may unlock are clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience. Clairvoyance is the ability to see beyond the physical, clairaudient is the ability to hear things that are not present in the physical world, and clairsentience is that ‘gut feeling’ you get that tells you when something is right or wrong.