Wondering, “Am I psychic?” Here’s how to know for sure!
Picture this: You and your family are gathered at your Grandma’s house for Sunday dinner. All the cares of your crazy work week are replaced by memories and second slices of cherry pie.
Suddenly, out of the blue, you visualize her prized flower vase flying off the china cabinet shelf.
You’re busy wondering where that vision came from (and why it interrupted your lively discussion), when the whole family hears a CRASH and a subsequent, “uh-oh…”
- Grandma? Less than pleased.
- Your socks? Knocked clean off.
- Your next thought? Am I psychic?
If those thoughts have ever raced through your mind, don’t worry.
Here’s the full scoop on how to know if you’re psychic. (Spoiler alert: you’ll soon see that you are!)
Ever Doubt Your Psychic Ability?
If you’ve ever had an experience like the one above, you may wonder if your extrasensory perceptions and gut feelings are real — but aren’t sure where to go from here.
I’ve been there and I get it.
You want to know for sure that the strong gut feelings you are experiencing are real, and not just your imagination!
Let’s start by talking about what real psychics are…
Unlike Hollywood’s version, intuitive ability can be super subtle. You won’t be stopped in your tracks by a vision, or have to buy a fancy turban!
There are four types of psychic abilities:
- Clairvoyance – seeing images, visions or symbols in your mind’s eye
- Claircognizance – strong gut feelings, or knowing something without knowing how you know
- Clairaudience – your inner voice (hearing intuitive messages)
- Clairsentience – getting vibes about people, places, objects, animals (or sensing spirits)
The example described at the beginning of this post (Grandma’s vase) is clairvoyance.
You can have one, some, or all of these abilities!
And the best part?
We are all born with intuition, so there’s no need to second-guess yourself. With the right guidance, you can easily learn to access and further develop all these abilities!
Signs You’re Psychic
Ok, enough chit-chat — you came here with a pressing question… am I psychic?
And I want to stress again:
If you think you’re psychic, you are. After all, the universe led you here – and the universe is pretty powerful!
1. You’re creative
Maybe you have a creative job (like music editor or graphic designer), or maybe you just have a creative hobby (yes, coloring mandalas totally counts!).
Either way, you’re happiest when you’re creating something! You might notice that ideas and creativity flow through you especially when you’re feeling happy, grateful, or “high vibe”.
2. You had ‘imaginary friends’ as a kid
If you’ve read my free eBook, 7 Real World Steps to Embracing Your Intuitive Gifts, you know that imaginary friends aren’t imaginary.
‘Imaginary’ friends can be:
- Spirit Guides
- Loved ones in heaven
If you saw or talked to an imaginary friend as a child (telepathically counts!), you have strong intuition, and don’t even know it!
3. You need peace and quiet
Intuitive people can be very sensitive both emotionally and physically. And, if you find that you’re especially sensitive to noise, it’s a sign that you are clairaudient.
For example, you would rather spend a quiet night at home with your fav book than attend a loud party. Or your neighbor’s loud TV might get on your nerves way more than you’d expect.
You may also feel super tired and want to be alone after being with a lot of people (like after a birthday party). (BTW, this is a sign that you’re an empath, which is part of clairsentient ability.)
4. You’ve seen things in your peripheral vision
I’m talkin’ orbs, “sparkles”, shadows, or flashing lights. This might sound scary, but I pinky promise, it’s not.
In fact, I like to call these spirit lights!
So, if you’ve whipped your head around after seeing a shadow, only to see nothing, don’t worry, you’re not going crazy. You’re probably clairvoyant.
5. You feel energy
Have you ever walked into a room or driven by a building you’ve never been in and…. BAM!?
Your body tingles, you get a shiver, or the energy seems to palpate with heat, cold, or heaviness.
You may also find yourself saying things like, “That place has a fun vibe!” or “This place FEELS awful.” These are signs that you’re clairsentient!
6. You understand animals
You truly understand animals, almost as if you can communicate with them (you probably can!). Your friends call you the cat whisperer (and not just because you have three)!
7. You know things about people (without logic or reason)
Sometimes it may feel like you have a radar. It doesn’t matter what the person looks like or acts like, there’s no fooling you… You get people’s vibes.
- That insurance sales guy? Up to no good.
- The homeless guy on the street? Genuinely is down on his luck and will use your money for a hot dinner.
If you’ve had an experience like this, claircognizance is probably one of your psychic gifts.
8. You feel the presence of spirits
Have you ever sensed that there could be a spirit around you, but you’re not sure?
Maybe you feel the presence of your grandma in spirit; or like someone was watching you, but it’s just you and Fluffy hanging out, and watching The Santa Clarita Diet.
An important note here is that the, “Someone’s watching me….” feeling IS NOT creepy. It’s more like your BFF is on the other side of the couch, being both grossed out and enamored with Drew Barrymore’s performance.
Tip: If you’ve ever felt spirits around, read this and find out if you’re a psychic medium.
9. You have a great sense of direction
Seriously, you’re like a human GPS. Siri asks you for directions.
10. You find daydreaming easy
Have you ever been sipping a Sangria while sitting on a beach in Maui, wearing Birkenstocks, and red Foster Grant sunglasses… when you were really in a staff meeting?
If slipping into a nice daydream is easy for you, the answer to your “Am I a psychic” question may be a resounding, YES! Daydreaming is another sign of clairvoyance.
11. You can envision / plan things in your head
Are you the kind of person who can map out a decorating idea Joanna Gaines style… before the realtor even parks the car and shows you the house?
Maybe you can easily envision how divine your office will look once the antique desk is painted black, and the old chair gets a facelift in gray velvet. Convincing your spouse to do the heavy lifting on the other hand? Not so easy…
The good news is this is another sign of clairvoyance.
Yay! You’re Psychic, Now What?
Okay, you probably have some thoughts racing through your head right now. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with what to do next:
- OMG, I totally AM a psychic. I’m going to call all of my friends right now!
Yay! I know it’s super exciting! But before you speed dial your BFF, give the following post a read. It will give you some great tips on coming out of the psychic closet without anxiety.
- Whoa, that’s why I can’t stand this open office floor plan. I get too overstimulated!
That feeling is because clairsentience (psychic feeling and sensing) is one of your intuitive abilities. Learn how to manage your gifts with The Empath Survival Guide.
- Wait, so can I communicate with dearly departed Uncle Joe? Cool!
Yes, and other spirits, too! Here’s what you need to know: Becoming a Medium: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I First Started.
- How do I develop my psychic abilities?
I thought you’d never ask! This post (that’s gone viral on Pinterest) will give you 28 fun and easy ways to start developing your psychic abilities.
- Which psychic abilities do I have?
This is a GREAT question and it’s super helpful to know which psychic gifts you have, so you can work on developing them. Read: How to Know Which Gifts You Have.
- Um, wait. I don’t want to be psychic!
It’s okay to honor what you feel. This post will put you at ease: But Wait! I Don’t Want to Be Psychic!
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. The psychic awakening journey should be a fun and joyful one.
So don’t compare yourself to anyone else, or wonder why you can’t contact your great-grandma for her secret recipe on the first try. This path takes practice, but it’s worth it!
Well, friend, I hope this has helped you answer the question, am I psychic?