28 Ways to Develop Your Psychic Abilities

It can be tricky to develop your psychic abilities when you don’t know what to do.  That’s why, in today’s post, I’m going to give you lots of different techniques that will get your intuitive or mediumship gifts rockin’ and rolling.

To make this easy peasy, commit to practicing one technique each day.  You don’t have to do the exercises in any particular order.

Start with what seems like the easiest thing for you – or what seems like the most FUN.  In a few months, you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come!

28 ways to develop your psychic abilities

28 Ways to Develop Your Psychic Abilities

1. Meditate every day for at least 10 – 15 minutes.  Raising your vibration is super important when you want to develop your psychic abilities.  This is because Spirit energy vibrates at a higher frequency. 

Meditation will allow you to be in a relaxed state and raise your energetic vibration.  You’ll begin to feel more connected to your Higher Self, Spirit, and the energy of others.  For variety and some fun, try a guided meditation!

2. Get to know your Spirit Guides.  During meditation, ask your Guides to show themselves to you.  Ask them their names.  Don’t filter anything, just go with it and trust.  Check out this post for more ideas on what questions to ask your Spirit Guides.

3. Practice psychometry.  Psychometry is reading the energy of an object.  It’s SUPER fun and can be a great way to start practicing your abilities.  All you need to do is hold an object (preferably a metal object and something that has lots of energy on it, like a wedding ring), then, close your eyes and see if you can intuitively sense, see, or hear anything about the owner of the object.

Awesome Psychometry Resources:

4. Use Zener cards with a friend.  Have your friend pick up a card and study it without showing you.  Then, try having them mentally share the image with you.

Read:  Two Psychic Development Exercises Using Zener Cards

5. Develop clairvoyance with flower visualization.  Visualization exercises will help develop your psychic abilities, specifically, clairvoyance.  Grab some flowers from your yard or a cheap bouquet from the market.  (It’s nice to have different types of flowers for this exercise.)  Place the flowers in front of you and study them for a little while.  Now, close your eyes and imagine one of the flowers.  When you can see see the flower clearly in your mind, move onto the next, and so on.

6. Develop your clairvoyance with random visualization.  This is fun, especially if you’ve mastered the flower visualization or just plain ole’ don’t like flowers.

Relax, close your eyes, and focus on your third eye area.  Invite your Spirit Guides to show you beautiful, peaceful images.  Don’t think.  Just let your mind wander and allow the images to flood your third eye.

7. Take a walk in nature.  Meditation doesn’t have to be boring – or done sitting down.  Do a mindfulness meditation by taking a walk in nature.  Concentrate on as each step as you walk.  Focus on the movement of your body and say the word “step” with each step you take.  This will help your mind clear of clutter and help increase your vibration.  Of course, taking a regular walk in nature without concentrating on your steps is also very meditative!

8. Read a few pages of a psychic development book every day.  Here are two good ones that I trust:

9. Read posts by trusted psychic and medium bloggers to continue getting educated about intuition and the Spirit world.

10. Visit an antique store.  Notice what you intuitively FEEL or sense by being in the store.

Does the energy feel wonderful?  Heavy?

Now pick up an object.  Do you sense anything?  Hear a name?  See a vision?  Using your psychic abilities in this way helps increase them!

11. Make a symbol book.  Psychic information comes to us in a variety of ways.  It’s often symbolic and not meant to be taken literally.

Your Spirit Guides will help you interpret information as you develop your psychic abilities.  Get yourself a nice journal and pen (I did this years ago and it’s an awesome keepsake!).

Sit quietly and invite your Spirit Guides and Angels in for help.

Ask them to give you symbols for things like events and occupations.  For example, for “birthday”, you may be shown a birthday cake (if you’re clairvoyant) or hear the happy birthday song (if you’re clairaudient).

Write it down in your symbol book.  Now, when you give a reading and are shown a birthday cake, you’ll know what it means!

Psychic development

12. If your using tarot, make your own tarot book.  Get a tarot deck that you love, such as the The Rider Tarot Deck.  Instead of looking at the meanings that come with the cards, use your intuition to make your own meanings.  Spend time with one card each day meditating on the card.  Write down all of your impressions of each card and what it means to you.  This is a great way to develop your psychic abilities and learn tarot.

13. Practice seeing auras.  ANYONE can learn to see an aura, so this is a great way to develop your psychic abilities.  Have a friend stand in front of a plain colored wall.  Step back about eight feet.  Focus on your friend’s forehead (third eye area).  Imagine you are looking through her, at the wall behind.  You will start to notice the aura layer around the head.

14. Develop your clairaudience (psychic hearing).  Each night, before you go to sleep, lay quietly in bed.  Listen to the sounds around you.  Do you hear crickets?  The wind rustling through the trees?  Focusing on the sounds that you normally ignore will sharpen this intuitive gift.  Here are some other ways to develop your clairaudience.

The Beginner's Guide to Clairaudience

15. Practice giving readings often.  This is KEY to becoming a psychic or medium.  You can read all you want about golf, but until you get out there on the course and practice, you won’t become a great golfer.  It’s the same with developing your psychic abilities.

16. Tune-in to your pet.  When your pet is calm, sit with him and try intuitively picking up on how he feels.  This will help develop your clairsentience.

17. Practice reading old family photos.  I used to do this with my grandmother’s old black and white photos of family members that I had never met.  Look at the people in the photos.  Write down everything that you sense about them.  This is one of the most fun ways to develop your psychic abilities.

18. Journal often.  Journaling helps get you in touch with your Higher Self (soul) and spiritual helpers.  Try this:  Think of a situation you need guidance on.  Journal about it.  While you do, allow yourself to relax and let yourself be Divinely guided.

19. Pray.  This will help you continue to feel loved, supported, and connected to the Divine.

20. Ask a friend to call you – telepathically.  In your mind, hold the image on your friend.  Imagine energetically asking her to contact you within 24 hours.

21. Join a spiritual development circle or take a class.  This will give you a safe, loving environment in which to develop your psychic abilities and mediumship.

22. Get to know other psychics and mediums.  Being a psychic or medium can be pretty interesting!  It’s nice to have the support of others and, if your gifts are just developing, you can practice on each other.

23. Learn to turn your gifts “on”.  As soon as you start to develop your psychic abilities, you’ll want to learn how to control them.  This way you’re not “on” all the time, picking up everybody’s stuff.

Prior to any intuitive practice or giving a practice reading, imagine lighting a candle in your mind.  Invite your Spirit Guides and Angels in.

The candle visualization lets your spiritual helpers know that you are open to psychic and Spirit communication.  This will help you learn to turn on your gifts when you want to use them.

24. Learn to turn your gifts “off”.  When you are done practicing, imagine blowing out the candle.  Thank your spiritual helpers for their Divine support.  This will help you control your gifts when you’re not working with Spirit or giving a reading.

25. Focus on your third eye.  Clairvoyance is one of the main psychic abilities.  To develop clairvoyance, take a few moments and focus on your third eye area (just above and between your eyebrows).  Imagine it opening up.  You may even feel your third eye begin to tingle.

26. Keep your vibration high.  Having a high vibration is important when you develop your psychic abilities.  Why?  Because:

  • Spirit vibrates at a very high frequency.
  • Living a joyful, authentic life, will help you feel more connected to the Divine and your Higher Self.
  • Like attracts like which means that you will attract other beautiful, spiritually aware souls into your life!

27. Eat high-vibrational foods.  Adding high vibration foods to your diet, such as fresh fruits and veggies will help your body feel good.  And the better you feel physically, the better you will feel psychically and it will be easier to develop your psychic abilities.

28. Keep a dream journal.  When you first start to develop your psychic abilities, you might start having really vivid dreams.  This is because our logical minds aren’t resisting Spirit energy while we are sleeping. (Our logical minds often make us second guess ourselves when we are awake.)  Keeping a dream journal can be helpful – and a nice keepsake of your intuitive journey!

There are lots of tips here to help develop your psychic abilities.  Have fun with them!

22 thoughts on “28 Ways to Develop Your Psychic Abilities”

  1. Using these tips to gain self-awareness is another benefit that can come with practice, I think. I love that these tips all focus on being mindful and present. Keeping a dream journal is a great suggestion. Thanks for all the information, I learned quite a bit.

    1. Thank you for the comment, Ethel. I agree, self-awareness is definitely a benefit. :) Jessica <3

  2. Thank you thank you thank you! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I’ve read many of your other articles but was guided to this one tonight! I’ve been wanting to work on development but really didn’t know what exercises to do other than meditate, which is sometimes difficult for my chattering mind.

    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your experiences here. I’m sure that can be a vulnerable place to be at times but I can’t even tell you the number of “aha” moments I’ve had reading about your experiences or your advice. There’s so much positive practical information here and it is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for all you do and most of all for being you:) Love & Light!

  3. I am soooooo excited to now know what all this means!!!!!!!!

    TIME TO HAVE SOME FUN!
    I AM GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD! IN A POSITIVE WAY
    AND I AM GOING TO PROSPER TOO!
    EASY AS 123!

    J9 :)

  4. i just met a lady in a shop i work, have seen her in 2 more occasions, dont know how i could feel hear what was worrying in her, i felt like i had known her feel ever, some how we told each other are life stories and i answered questions she needed answered ,feels so amazing that i helped and in some ways she helped me, am i mad

    1. No, I don’t think you’re mad :) Sounds like you had a very intuitive experience and helped someone. Awesome!

  5. Hi! In the past I’ve heard like simple words b they came as fast as they been gone! I’m talking like when I saw 6 or 7 it would happen often. One of the words I heard a lot were ‘David’ or ‘why’ and for some reason i always pictured that person in my head. But I never really thought about it. But when I moved to NY I met a girl. She told me stories about things in the spirit world that happened to her. I then told her about The voices and how I kept hearing ‘David’ she said her uncle’s name was David. I explained what I thought he looked like and she Isaid that was how he did look like. I was really creeped out and that’s when i came here. I wanted to ask, how old do you have to be to be a physic of medium? Thanks for your time!

    1. Bridgette Franitti

      Hi Mia, thanks for reaching out! There is no age requirement to be psychic, most children are actually way more connected and intuitive than adults because they are so fresh from the other side. It’s completely natural. <3

  6. Hi, I would like to ask you a feel questions. I have had things happen to me, that I truly don’t understand and sometimes I am truly scared. I don’t know why it has happen to me and it scares me at times. I was living in this town house and I just got off of work and I was putting my stuff on the kitchen table when I seen on my left side someone moving in my living room. When I turned to see, this person looked like my oldest son, so I said hi Chris and it looked straight at me and proceeded to walk through my living room wall. Not even 3 minutes later the phoned ringed and it was my son Chris. Several, months later my neighbour told me 2 doors down from my dwelling a young couple was living there and the guy committed suicide after his wife died of cancer. There has been other things I have seen and I can’t explain and it frightens me.

    1. Bridgette Franitti

      Hi Pam, thanks for reaching out. Don’t be afraid, psychic ability is a beautiful gift! Check out some positive books, blogs, and websites to learn more about what you are experiencing. Use your judgement though, there is a lot of misleading information out there that is shrouded in negativity and fear. Trust your gut, and try to relax. Ask your guides and angels for protection and direction, they will always have your back. Hope that helps <3

  7. This article has been very eye opening for myself. I’ve experienced alot of different things growing up from seeing black silhouettes,receiving horrible headaches to the feeling of being watched all the time to dreams so real it takes me a good couple hours to snap out of. But yesterday I was stopped dead in my tracks as I felt a pretty forceful push from behind with no one there. I’m beginning to feel like I have some sort of ability after reading this article. I tried telling my parents or others about my experiences but was always looked at like I have two heads. I really hope to start putting all this stuff to use and finding out what gifts I just might have. If there are any suggestions please let me know and help my to understand

    1. Hi Alicia! Just remember that Spirit is all good and it’s all from the Light. Start focusing on all the good and having FUN. If the energy is giving you headaches, and there is no medical cause for them, you can try soaking your feet in some warm water… and why not go wild and throw some nice bath salts in there, too :) Reading the posts on this blog will help put you in a happy place and you won’t feel so icky. Jessica

  8. Hi there,

    I’ve always thought I had some form of gift, I sense things, I know things, I dream things, sometimes horrific things. I have felt both good and bad energy around me. I struggle with reading the newspaper, watching the news at even posts on FB! I can get very emotionally distressed when I read or hear of horrible things that happen and it gets to me for weeks! This is probably the most crazy thing but I can see rays of light coming from say a street light and they come down and touch me? I’m not going to lie, it scares me at times because where there is light there has to be dark and I feel that I attract both. Or am I imagining things? Headaches, extreme tiredness, palpitations are also very common. The last day or so I’ve been experiencing a lot of cold feeling, goose bumps etc. Are you able to tell me if I do have some form of gift? Can you feel anything from this message from me?
    Sorry for banging on, you must get this a lot!

    Regards,
    Kirsty.

  9. that’s valuable piece of information…. I as a child in long summer days often meditated during sleep…. I now can see vivid happy things while practicing while going to sleep not often….how can I develop and help other people in medical field…

    1. Bridgette Franitti

      Glad to hear you have good memories :) As to how to develop, there is not really any one answer. You might want to browse through the blog posts and see what sounds like most fun for you!

  10. I feel so excited now! I’ve been experiencing psychic awakening but I didn’t know how to develop them.And now I think I f’ve found my way.Thank you!
    Sometimes,I feel like another presence (a spirit,may be) trying to connect with me.When I really focus on my hearing,I can often hear voices from nowhere but probably in my head.Sometimes even like laughing or conversations.At night,I felt like another presence was watching me and I couldn’t even sleep.I want to develop my abilities but at the other side of me,I am still scared of my abilities.I am scared of those voices and feeling of another presence.
    I think I still need time to be calm and think of what I should really do.
    Thanks!

    1. Bridgette Franitti

      Hi, thanks for reaching out!! I’m so happy to hear that you are feeling excited about your gifts, yay! Have FUN with it! It is totally normal to feel fear in the beginning.. that will fade, just be gentle with yourself and keep practicing the exercises that resonate and excite you! Lots of love <3

      1. Interesting! thanks Jessica for the response. Means a lot. I would love to see more from you, is there a way I can follow you in any social media you have? :)

  11. I just had a reading today from a physic medium she told me I have physic ability and is going to help me fine tune it and teach me to turn it off and on .. She wants me to heighten my abilities and get more connected with my gift .. She is not charging me but is this ok ? Is everyone in the world born with this ? Can any one of us communicate with angles , guides, and spirts ?
    We just don’t know it ? Are we safe in doing so?

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