People who read articles like this are generally naturally already in touch with their psychic abilities; it's just a matter of honing it.
While we all have a spiritual sense of knowing and use different methods of getting in touch with our intuition, intuition, like anything, takes practice.
When it comes to being psychic or being intuitive, these phrases are often confused with predictive abilities and having the ability to foretell the future, and while some people specialize in this gift, this is not the same way the gifts work for everyone.
Instead, being psychic is the ability to use the energy of the environment around you to make better decisions in the present moment.
This energy around you is full of emotional, psychological, and spiritual information and cues, these aspects are the ingredients of our here and now, and you’re already picking them up - but you just may not be using them to your fullest advantage yet.
After doing many readings, I’ve come to realize that time and time again, spirit guides, deceased loved ones, and angels often come through and want to tell us one essential thing:
We are psychic it's just a simple matter of figuring out how to use the energy around us to the best of our ability.
So... given all this -
What's the first step in becoming psychic and connecting deeper with yourself and spirit?
The first step in how to become a psychic is to trust you already are and to believe in yourself and your sense of guidance and knowledge.
Each one of us can pick up intuitive information.
However, each one of us has also been told we can't, generally by someone else, at some point in our lives, to mask the truth.
If you've been a victim of truth masking, as we all have, you know that eventually, the truth comes to light in its own time and even psychics can't prevent people from living in denial of their own reality - for some, it doesn't matter how many times you show them the mirror.
You can’t pay attention to truth-maskers and in fact, to develop your gifts, you kind of have to ignore them.
To receive psychic and intuitive information, all you need is the ability to perceive correctly what is going on around you and to trust it. Truth maskers prevent you from trusting, so since most of us already have the first part - and gaining the second part is where we need more work - it helps to get as many truth maskers out of your life as possible as you develop.
So since trust is the first part of honing in your perceptions, and this is related to self-esteem, raising your self-esteem is one of the first parts of building your ability to perceive clearly.
If a person has low self-esteem, he or she cannot act on intuitive impulses, because the fear of being wrong or failing is too overwhelming.
Being psychic or intuitive can only be effective if one has the courage and personal strength to follow through on the guidance. Since following the direction of spirit requires action, but doesn’t ensure safety ~ if we use safety and comfort as a criterion for success, we will sometimes fear our guidance and the guidance of spirit because it always directs you into a new cycle or learning and growth.
Growth stretches us beyond our comfort zones, and this can sometimes produce feelings of fear and anxiety - nervousness about change.
Letting go of nervousness and just clicking the button of yes is sometimes all that is needed to grow your intuition but it can be scary because change requires new investments, often in time, money or hard effort through behavioral practices.
Thankfully there’s a payoff to all this, because you ultimately become more trusting of your own intuitive prowess as things work out.
Learning how to be a psychic begins with developing trust in yourself, your personal power, and ultimately raising your self-esteem. And doing so is what allows you to take action on the perceptions and to become more confident in taking further steps on new perceptions in the future.
Yes, faith is essential too. It's a part of an external trust. However, a lack of trust in oneself is a reflection of a lack of faith in oneself, as well as a faith in spirit, the universe, and unseen spiritual world - so it all begins with a trust in oneself.
So while faith is often considered to be the number one step in becoming psychic, it is equitable with developing personal power. You can’t have one without the other.
Want to begin developing your psychic abilities today?
You have probably already been developing your entire lifetime, but to see where you stand now, check-in and evaluate where you stand on each of these questions.
Do you like yourself? Why or why not? Are you actively working to change the things you don’t like about yourself?
Do you respect yourself? Do you allow others to mistreat you? Why or why not?
Are you honest? Do you misrepresent the truth? If so, why?
Are you always wishing that your life were different? If so, are you doing anything to change it?
Can you decide on a lifestyle change and stick with it?
Do you consider yourself strong?
Have you allowed yourself to be in a relationship (or a job/career) with someone you didn’t love, but it was more comfortable and safer than being alone?
Are you critical of other people? Do you blame others to protect yourself? If so, why?
Are you able to admit when you are wrong? Why or why not?
If you notice that you have grown in one of the above questions, focus more on releasing, strengthening and developing this area, and in turn, you will improve your intuitive gifts even further.
Psychic abilities are related to growing our power as much as they are about focusing, developing the inner self, and following our dreams. To build your intuition, starting with any practice that promotes any one of the above three and you'll be well on your way to honing a safe and even more reliable sense of inner sight.
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Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated 23 October 2018