The 5 Stages Of Psychic Development
What To Expect when reopening to your Intuitive Path
The development process for your intuitive, psychic and mediumship abilities is unique for everyone.
We all come to the decision to explore the opening of our intuitive and spiritual abilities for different reasons, guided by different life experiences and to achieve different results.
Not everyone wants to give psychic readings or see the future. Some, want to understand what has already been happening to them for years, while others have been called following a personal near-death experience or after experiencing the death of a loved one.
All of us are intuitive at birth. As we age, those abilities are generally shut down, due to us wanting to comply with cultural norms and social conditioning. Then, the later opening up of your intuitive abilities is really, a re-awakening, a re-discovering, and a re-strengthening. It often comes after a period of separation from a social union, where one reacquaints themselves with what is right.
Developing your intuitive gifts is as much a matter of discovering yourself, as it is a matter of helping others see themselves. It’s a self-transformational process as much as it is a conduit to make life, career and belief system changes in your own life and within the lives of others.
The journey of psychic and spiritual development, while vastly diverse, does follow a general trend of stages with each stage, lasting weeks to years.
These stages of psychic development include many steps.
We move back and forth between the stages more than once, before officially moving on to the next step. Likewise, this process can be repeated any time you learn anything new on your intuitive path, and it can be said, that on some level, we are all going through at least one stage of discovery at any time - even if you've already visited one of these stages, you may identify yourself in one of them again, in some other way, now.
The 5 Stages of Psychic Development
Level 1. Excitement Stage
This is the first stage - and it's also the final stage - the stage you feel when you realize where you are and how far you've come, even if you're not all the way there.
In this stage, you find yourself excited, overwhelmed and wanting to gather as much information as possible about anything you can find in your intuitive field of interest - or all of the fields.
Intuitive events, validations, and synchronicities are happening to you in fast sequence and exceedingly common. Here you experience a rapid increase of intuitive experiences, and you feel like you only can’t know enough, fast enough. It's a stage of rapid gathering.
It is during this stage, where you find yourself moving between fear and excitement, not know if you should move forward into this unknown field and energy or back away from it.
Level 2. Doubt and Limiting-Out Stage
This is the second stage.
This is the stage where you begin to weigh what you’ve experienced with what you already know. It’s where your inner lower-self may kicks in to tell you it’s not real or your logical mind may step in to ask you to think things through. It may be where you start to feel guilty about where you're going, and your family may even start making you feel wrong about how things are changing. Here, you want to be careful and take everything that you learn with a grain of salt but with a heightened level of awareness. Hard truths are likely to be smacking you in the face at this time. Accept them, and you move through this stage with less pain. This is the growing pains stage.
It is in this stage, you might begin to doubt yourself, what you’ve learned and what others have told you. Here, you start to decide which parts of the intuitive, psychic and energetic fields you believe in, which parts resonate with you and which parts you need more information on.
This is the stage where you begin to take things a lot more judiciously and start to question what you experienced, learned and absorbed during the excitement, fast moving and rapid period. This is the slower period, the fallow time.
Here, many often decide to walk away from the intuitive path for a while, before revisiting it in the future. You want to be extra careful about taking in negative media at this time.
Level 3. Validation Stage
This is the stage where you want proof and evidence or rational, logical answers to explain what you’ve experienced, learned and been told. This is where you are now looking for evidence in the physical world, for what you received in the energetic, psychic and spiritual world. You want to move out of Level 2 and you get your faith back again.
You may seek out readings with other professionals, test out your own abilities more and begin to record your experiences for later recognition and validation. It is in this stage, where you start to seek out a community of others who have had similar experiences or look for people, situations, and evidence external to yourself to provide validation for what you’ve already experienced.
It is during this stage, that you may find yourself dropping back and between to the Doubt and Limiting Stage. If you do not receive the validation you need, keep searching. It’s coming.
Level 4. Process and Methods Stage
It is in this stage, where you have found out what works for you, what you believe in and what you have found to be true. You reach this stage after returning to faith, even if it's guiding you somewhere else. You begin to learn how it all works in a new way and how you can apply it to your own life, well being, your relationships and potentially, your career. To move to Level 4, you may have to explore things working in a new way than how they worked in the past. Think of this stage like a grazing herd who has just moved to the new territory and is adapting to it, after a challenging, questioning period that is the migration (Levels 2-3).
You begin to narrow down in on a new intuitive focus trade on for what it is you are most interested in learning more about, rather than merely gathering all the information that comes your way. Here, you begin to decide an intuitive path, or several paths to lead you in the direction for where you want to take your abilities and how you want to apply them to your life. This stage is also called the sorting stage, it’s like going through a major in college.
Level 5. Assimilation Stage
In the final stage, and it may come as you start on Level 1 or Level 2 in a new area because everything is a loop, you begin to integrate what you have learned in your psychic research and intuitive development journey with your physical world life. The principles, facts, and beliefs that you have collected, you now decide that it’s time to start applying them to your life.
You start to walk the walk and talk the talk. You practice the techniques, apply the insights and shift your life to reflect your new-found, transformed self in your life - and here you may even start work in a new area.
After the assimilation stage, you may more fully believe the saying,
“All in due time,” and find yourself more comfortable with where you are in your path. You likely have improved boundaries and self-respect once you've reached this stage, and you may have finally taken the step to start to the truth of something.
In the assimilation stage, you are more fully able to see the purpose of all of it and how it aligns to the reason your soul is here at this time, to do this work.
Where do you find yourself in these stages now?
From Excitement Stage to Assimilation Stage, many people move back and forth between each, at any time in your life, any time they are learning a new concept and beginning to integrate it and understand it. Life is circular so we all go through these stages in loops.
To more clearly see where you are on your path, the eCourse, Open Your Gifts can help attune how you sense your way, and the meditation series, Spiritual Gateway Series, which enables you to connect with your guides which will give more precise direction.
For the membership program: The visualization meditations in the third eye and clairvoyant sections of The Member's Meditation Room, can help open up the gateways to receive clearer symbolic sight and images of your path now.
Amanda Linette Meder
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