If you are expecting lightning to strike you down with confirmation, it is not going to happen, but I can tell you the signs will become more and more prominent. I’ve always been psychic since childhood but the type of environment that I was raised in did not have awareness of what was going on. I feel most of us suppress our abilities so we don’t stand out among family members or friends. When people don’t understand something they can automatically think it is “weird” or “evil.”
I shoved my abilities in the background but they were always there, no matter what my age. I saw things differently than those around me but always tried to appear normal. What happens though is the spiritual world and physical world become visible to us simultaneously. Where one person may only see what is before them, we can see the bigger picture and the past that brought the situation to this point.
So start paying attention to the signs around you. My signs showed up everywhere. I would have the same words show up in the most odd places like a book, my workplace, a radio station. I was having very specific dreams at this point letting me know it was time to come out and be public and truly develop my abilities instead of suppressing them. And yes this was a painful process, but the only person stopping me, was me.
At the same time, one of my jobs had us take a Myer Briggs personality test. I was pretty stubborn about this, but I took the test and found out Myer-Briggs score was INFJ. I lead my life by my intuition. The person reviewing my score with me said exactly what I needed to hear at that very special moment. He said, “You have a gift to see something in a way others don’t. There are very few with this and they often feel isolated or even were made to feel growing up that there was something wrong with them.” He said something else to the effect that you couldn’t help others by hiding.
He was so right. I was afraid of being judged. I was afraid of people thinking I was crazy or psychotic. I was afraid to draw attention to myself, but I was helping no one by hiding. It was really then that the light bulb was going off and I had to step out of my own way. So I advise you to look for your own light bulbs and see what lines up and speaks to you and then make a conscious effort to develop it and help the world in your own special way.
We all have an intuition some of us just operate on different levels and have different purposes for using our gifts. Having intuitive or psychic abilities is no different from being able to use any other part of our senses. We don’t think about seeing or smelling. We don’t think about tasting something, we just do it naturally. So for someone that is very open to their abilities, it’s an innate process. We retrieve information either through clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), clairsentience (clear knowing/feeling), clairgustance (clear taste), or clairsalience (clear smelling).
When we are born, we are in our most natural state and our environment has not impacted or influenced us to hide these abilities. Unfortunately depending on how we have adapted to our environment we may have suppressed these abilities so we appear to be “normal.” Someone that is psychic can feel isolated inwardly because not everyone “sees” the world in the way that they do. It was not too long ago that anyone that would show or display their gifts would be considered a “witch” or “evil.” That is not the case at all, in fact we are being as true to our creation as possible.
When we allow our abilities to be used it benefits not only our lives but the lives of others. We retrieve information that helps us develop paths for companies, inventions, next steps, or even warnings. We can see something in advance and determine direction based on the current energy. We only retrieve the information we are “supposed” to get though. The Universe has a code of ethics and will only show you what you need to see or what you need to feel to benefit or help others. We can only help people if they ask for it and allow us to read them. Ethically we cannot just go up and start reading people, that is invasive of their privacy. It should be a mutual agreement between the reader and the sitter.
Sometimes though we pick up information when we may not want to. Imagine going to a grocery store and picking up on different people’s energy around you. That can be quite exhausting. Even when we close down our chakras and are not so wide open, we still are feeling our environment. Depending on where we go or who are around, we may pick up on someone’s health issues and actually begin to feel them to the point where we think they are our own. We can shield ourselves from some of this energy, but that is only for a short amount of time and not something long term. So for someone that is very open and channels information, it is difficult to be in large crowds where there is a lot of energy. It’s difficult to work in offices where you have concentrated energy around you. We have to be mindful of our environment because it impacts us and our health.
For someone that is not aware of their abilities, they may internalize what they feel from others as anxiety, depression, or just poor health. The way to distinguish the difference between your health issues and being impacted by others’ energy is to see if the symptoms go away when you are not around a certain environment or person. Paying attention to what triggers these conditions will help someone with abilities cope or even shield themselves.
Having psychic abilities is like having an internal compass. If someone is using their psychic abilities to help others, then these abilities become an ethical and moral responsibility to those that seek spiritual counsel. We see things in a different way and we see the bigger picture and purpose of others.
By nature we identify each other on a soul level. So basically you are feeling someone’s energy around you and using your clairsentience to feel or sense someone’s presence. In mediumship we use clairsentience when we “sense” a presence around someone’s aura. Then our clairvoyance, which means “clear seeing” kicks in andSome real life examples here would be feeling someone behind you and knowing who it was without looking. Then you turn around and you receive validation, that it was the person you saw in your mind. Every living thing has an energetic presence. You can feel a person’s energetic signature before they may even be physically present. Maybe you felt someone in particular was going to call you on the phone and then the phone rang.
We have to remember that energy presence is a two way street. We also can send our energy to others without even realizing it. Perhaps you were thinking of someone and then they contact you and say “I was just thinking about you.” This would be because they felt your presence and your communication to them without even saying anything.
Finding someone to read for you that you truly resonate with is important. This is where your own intuition kicks in. You want someone that is going to tell you the truth and not be afraid to do so, but on the same hand, empower you not disable you. What I suggest for anyone that is new to having psychic readings or intuitive life coaching is to try a short reading first with a few readers you feel drawn to. Then from there decide who you want to work with.
What details did they provide you with? What could they tell you about your past that was not a generalization? Did they ask you a lot of questions or just start reading after you asked them a question? If someone is “fishing” for answers or drawing conclusions from your responses then I would be skeptical of their authenticity.
Keep in mind, there are different type of readers with different methods of channeling information. Do your research before you work with someone. Do they use their real photo? Are they working under a real name? What qualifications do they have? What does their spirituality feel like to you? Is it dark or is it light? Read their reviews and find out what other clients are saying about them and then make your own judgements.
That being said, when you do have a reading, how does it make you feel afterwards? Do you feel scared? or do you feel empowered? A reader sees the future based on the current actions of the present. So if you are taking a longer path to get to a destination point, then we will see the future based on this. Let me give you a more concrete example, if I have a client that has drug addiction issues, my clairvoyance might show me the word “rehab” or show me what they are doing to themselves. They may have not even mentioned to this to me, but I can gently bring it up so we can discuss the obstacles being presented.
It is helpful to have your questions prepared in advance so you get everything you want answered during your session. Definitely do your homework. Once you find a reader you feel comfortable with, this will be a spiritual friend you can check in with when you need for years to come.
I am a mental medium which means I do not allow a spirit to enter my body I just basically have a conversation with them. When I am working with a client I will see their loved ones around their aura. Keep in mind I am usually on a phone or chat with them, so I don’t “see” with my physical eyes, I see with my third eye. What I do is provide them with evidence of their loved ones by telling them the description of the spirits that have stepped forward to communicate.
If the person had a physical ailment before passing they will show me or give me the symptom they felt. Maybe they passed from a heart attack, stroke, or car accident. I might experience tightness in my chest, or difficulty breathing. Depending on the spirit, the way it works for me is they show me who they are, what they did in life, and how they passed.
I have had spirits show me safes and papers or even trust funds which were later validated by the client. Each spirit is very unique in how they communicate. Some may give me actual words and others will show me symbolism that resonates to the client.
I may feel intense emotion and my eyes tear up because of what the spirit conveys to me. I may feel spirit bumps or “goosebumps” when they communicate. I feel their energy and when the information transfers to me, it will happen very quickly. In my own personal experiences with my family spirits, they have given me an actual phone number or direct person to contact and reach out to. Spirits are very adamant about communicating a message. It’s not scary at all. It feels like I am just being an operator, connecting the spirit to the person they are trying to reach.
Spirits are smart too and they are up with the times. I’ve had spirits come to me that are related to social media connections. They tell me their name and the person they are associated with and they will keep coming to me until I pass along the message and reach out to that person. I don’t read for people unless they give me permission to, but when spirits come in this way, you often have to take the chance and reach out to the person they are wanting to contact.
Do people always believe in this “stuff”? No, they certainly do not, but when I relay to them what their loved one is saying they begin to have an understanding.
Originally posted in response to a question on Quora