“I want to develop psychic ability – but I feel stuck!”
Hey there! I get asked about this a LOT, so I’m hoping this post will help people who are feeling “yuck because they are stuck!”
I received the following email recently from a super nice lady. My answer is below :)
Q: I’ve still not met my guides after more than a year. Being a single mom of four little ones, I also feel that I’m walking this path alone. There’s not one development circle around where I live. So every ounce of my learning comes from blogs and books! I’ve tried and practiced every tip and trick from every article for more than a year now but I just feel stuck.
Grab a delicious beverage. Have a sip. There… breathe.
Grab the tissues. Cry if you need to. It’s going to be OK… let’s get unstuck :)
A: I can imagine it would be really hard to meditate with four kids around!
If I were you, I would throw all of that out the window.
Seriously, just stop for now. If it’s not working and frustrating you, why keep doing it? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. We don’t want that.
Also, I would NOT give up. Intuition is the birthright of all of us. And I believe everyone can develop psychic ability. It’s just a matter of learning how to sort of pick up and “read” energy.
That said, I would not worry about meeting my spirit guides right now or meditating.
Take that pressure off.
If I were you, this is what I would do to develop psychic ability and not feel stuck:
- Give my spirit guides a name
It doesn’t matter who they are – and it doesn’t matter that YOU don’t know who they are on a conscious level.
Just pick a name you like… Esmeralda, perhaps? Maybe name your Spirit Guide after a favorite character from a TV show? I happened to be in love with Ponch from Chips when I was a kid and it sounds like a cool Spirit Guide name, so why not?
We’re taking the pressure off so you can relax. It is sooooo much easier to develop psychic ability when you just relax and allow yourself to have some fun with it.
By the way, the gender of your Guide doesn’t matter, either. If you have a sense that your Guide has a masculine or female energy and want to name accordingly, great.
If not, no worries. They won’t care, I promise. So Esmeralda might be a John… he won’t mind.
Now, start talking with your Guides – NOT in meditation, just general chit chat.
I know that sounds really weird… but when you are showering and you realize that your soap is the size of a chocolate chip and you need to pick up more, say, Oh, hey, Esmeralda, can you remind me to get soap when we get to the market? Thanks!
This way, you are building a RELATIONSHIP with your Spirit Guides WITHOUT stressing out about it.
And maybe when you get to the market, it pops into your head that you need soap – or there’s a “clean-up on aisle 4!” so you have to go down the soap aisle instead.
That’s how Esmeralda will start connecting with you in a no-stress way.
Baby steps. No pressure. Going with the flow.
- I would also get some old family photos of family members I never met, who have passed away
Practicing using old family photos can be an awesome way to develop psychic ability!
Grab some pictures of great grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.
I would take the time I used to spend in meditation and sit with the photo, a pen, and piece of paper.
Don’t stress. Sit on the couch with your feet up. Just chill. Sip on herbal tea, if you want to.
Then, I would sit and see if anything came to me.
- Have a sense of just KNOWING something? (claircognizance)
- Feel any emotions (clairsentience/empathic)?
- See any images or symbols in your mind’s eye (clairvoyance)
- Hear anything in your head, like sounds or “blocks of thought”? (clairaudience)
If you feel stuck and nothing is coming through, I would imagine I already know things about the person… because intuitively, you do! :)
You’re sitting on the couch – herbal tea in one hand, photo of your great-great-grandpa in the other. You’ve got your coziest socks on and your feet up on the ottoman.
You’re sipping, and looking at grandpa. You don’t feel as though you are getting any psychic information.
OK, just look at the photo.
Hmm, he looks like he was a nice/strong/gentle man. Let me write that down. What else? He was a little bit heavy – I wonder what his favorite foods were? I imagine he liked pie. What kind? Lemon… no – apple! What was he like as a child? I imagine he was curious and mischievous, and his mom had to spank his bottom a few times! Hey, an image of a lake just popped into my head. I bet he liked spending summers at that lake – with his two best friends who lived half a mile down the dirt road. Let me write that down…
Do you see how powerful this exercise can be to develop psychic ability?
You can go on and on with this! You can even use this same technique with psychometry.
Once you allow yourself to relax, you’ll shift into that “right brain” mode where your big old logic can’t get in the way and things will naturally just start coming to you!
You’re getting unstuck! Things are flowing! Yay, happy tears!
PS: I did this exercise to develop psychic ability in a class in 2000 when I first started and I know it works WONDERS to get yourself out of the logical, “thinking” mind and open up. It lets things flow without the pressure of not getting anything, or being scared to be wrong.
Develop Psychic Ability Take Aways
- Name your Spirit Guides and chat with them throughout the day. You’re allowing them into your life and building a relationship with them in a stress-free way.
- Keep doing the picture practice exercise a couple of times a week. If you aren’t getting anything, imagine you already know the answers. This gets your ego out of it and allows your right brain to work – where imagination and intuition reside. Once you start relaxing, you’ll develop psychic ability with ease :)
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