Psychic Abilities

Do You Have Psychic Abilities?

Do You Have Psychic Abilities?

You might have psychic abilities that you weren’t even aware of until recently. Or maybe you’ve always had a feeling you were psychic, but you weren’t sure what to do with your gift. Either way, it’s never too late to explore your abilities. It might take you a while to learn how to listen to your instincts, but with enough practice, you will get there. Here is everything you need to know about physic abilities:

What are psychic abilities?

A lot of people have the wrong idea about what being psychic entails. It’s not about crystal balls, smoke, and mirrors. It has nothing to do with fraud or deception. Although there are imposters who make people with real psychic abilities look bad, there are people out there who can read energies. These people can see, hear, feel, sense, taste, or have intuition beyond the boundaries of the physical world.

Fine-tuning psychic skills requires patience, practice, awareness, and self-love. It’s not something that you can accomplish overnight. You’re going to need to put in a lot of work if you want to see results.

Being psychic involves processing sensory data on an extremely deep emotional, physical, or spiritual level. Your extrasensory abilities help you read energies when you meet someone new or visit a different location. This is why you have such strong gut feelings. You can tell whether something bad happened at a location or whether someone is in a negative mood. This happens before speaking with them or getting the chance to read their body language. You know how they’re feeling instinctively.

What types of psychic abilities are there?

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If you’re wondering whether you’re psychic, there’s not one foolproof way to find out. Certain planetary placements in a birth chart, card spreads, or even conversations about manifestation can reveal whether someone is psychic. Of course, there are different types of psychic abilities. Here are a few different ways you might be able to explore your psychic side:

Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance is physic sight. It means you can perceive things or events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.

Clairsentience

Clairsentience is a psychic feeling. It’s the ability to sense other people’s emotions without using the standard five senses.

Clairaudience

Clairaudience is psychic hearing. It’s known as the power to hear something not present to the ear but regarded as having objective reality.

Claircognizance

Claircognizance is psychic knowing. It’s the ability to learn knowledge about something or someone — but you’re not exactly sure how you learned it.

Clairgustance

Clairgustance is psychic tasting. It’s the ability to taste a substance without touching it to your mouth.

Clairalience

Clairalience is psychic smelling. It’s the ability for a person to acquire psychic knowledge by smelling.

How can I tell if I’m psychic?

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Most people develop their psychic abilities during childhood. These skills can be passed down from your parents or can be a response to environmental conditions. Some people might suppress their gifts as they get older because they don’t want any childish beliefs. However, you can always recover your abilities again by engaging in daily exercises. A few are listed below:

Associate Energies With Colors

Imagine an interaction with someone in your life. This can be your crush, a parent, a friend, or a teacher. Then assign different colors to each feeling you have while speaking to them. Over time, you’ll naturally associate certain colors with certain emotions. The color will be fused with the energy, so whenever someone expresses a certain emotion, you’ll view that color.

Practice Environmental Scans

Start by positioning yourself in the center of the room. Then move around the space with your body or your eyes, noting the sights and sounds you experience. Ask yourself how the energies in different areas makes you feel.

You can start by doing this at home, then try it at parks and restaurants. The more aware you are of your surroundings, the easier you’ll be able to pick up on energy. This is also the first step toward learning astral projection, which is the ability to undergo out-of-body experiences.

Explore Your Subconscious Mind

Pay close attention to what happens in your dreams. They’re a portal that will help you explore the full range of your psychic gifts. Make sure you keep a notebook beside your bed, so you can write down your dreams. In the morning, you can read your notes and explore your dreams further.

Read Books On The Subject

You can download a story or spiritual guidance book on Kindle. For example, The Awakened Psychic: What You Need to Know to Develop Your Psychic Abilities is rated 5 stars on Amazon. The page length is only 216, but you should feel free to research other books as well. You can even listen to an audiobook while driving or exercising.

How to test if you’re psychic:

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There isn’t one specific test that will tell you whether you’re psychic. It’s more of a feeling you’ll get based on different life experiences. Here are some common signs you have psychic tendencies:

You have strong gut feelings.

You can usually guess whether a person is bad news or whether a situation is about to go wrong. Also, you can tell when someone is a good person and when they’re going to play an important role in your life. Whenever you make predictions, they tend to come true.

You have intense emotions.

You’re an empathetic person. Whenever someone else is in pain, you can feel their suffering. However, you can also feel joy radiate from other people. You’ll be excited when they’re excited because your emotions are united. Plus, whenever you’re feeling your own emotions, you feel them intensely.

You have vivid dreams and visions.

Your dreams are extremely detailed. You can hear sounds and smell scents surrounding you. It’s hard to distinguish your dreams from reality because they’re so vivid. Sometimes, you also have visions while you’re awake — and they always come true.

You see auras.

Naturally, you associate certain emotions (or even people) with certain colors. You’re able to tell how they’re feeling before they speak, because you can read their energies right away.

About the author
January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University. Read more articles from January on Thought Catalog.

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