Hey, guys! I get a lot of email from our community asking about developing your psychic ability.
I thought it would be helpful to answer a bunch of questions in one big, fat blog post… that way, the answers benefit everyone.
This post is like a big kettle that’s boiling over with psychic goodness. It’s a long one, so grab your favorite drink, put your feet up, and enjoy!
Developing Your Psychic Ability – Questions from the Community
Psychic Development Question #1 – No classes in area
Q: I live in the sticks and don’t have any classes in my area. Are there any online resources that you would recommend?
A: As far as resources, hmm… I don’t know of any out your way. Honestly, you don’t need to take tons of classes or anything, anyway.
Are classes fun? Absolutely! But developing your psychic ability is possible without them.
The thing is that you need to practice, practice, practice.
- Grab a picture of your great-great Aunt Sally and try reading it.
- Visit an antique store and see what sort of energy you feel (this is called psychometry).
- Ask a friend if you can give him a practice reading. Don’t worry about being “wrong”. Take Nike’s advice… just do it!
The point is – be in the energy and get used to how it feels.
Also – you may not have heard this before about developing your psychic ability – start working on JOY.
Nobody wants to work with a crabby psychic (sadly, they do exist), and we always want to work from a high vibration, for the highest and best good of all.
This comes naturally when you’re spiritually mature – which starts with joy IMHO.
The joy thing is like Numero Uno and trumps everything.
Working on being joyful will help you connect to your soul, which will guide you in the right direction. And it will boost your confidence like having a hot workout at the gym.
It will help you shake off fear and see how beautiful all of this stuff is.
Plus, it makes for a pretty kick-butt life!
I’m reading E-Cubed (E3) and the author Pam Grout does a fantastic job of reinforcing how our natural state is one of love.
It’s a fun read and, although the book isn’t about developing your psychic ability, it helps reinforce the joy principle and reminds us that it’s all about energy, baby.
Highly recommended and it may help you shake off some of that fear :)
Psychic Development Question #2 – Anxiety
Q: Is there a correlation between feeling spirit and having anxiety?
Hey there! I’m not a doctor and don’t play one on the internet ;) but… I personally believe that yes, there is a connection.
When you first start developing your psychic abilities, you can feel a lot of anxiety…
First, there’s the whole energetic piece.
Sensing the energy of Spirit and feeling the energy/aura of other people can cause an anxious feeling in your body.
It can make you feel sweaty, shaky and ungrounded.
Even though you might feel freaky, it’s nothing to be afraid of. This feeling happens because you’re not used to it… like when your arms get sore after not working your biceps for a long time.
It’s not dangerous, it’s just uncomfortable and goes away once you get used to it.
This yucky feeling happened to me ALL the time when I first started out. Have you read about how I shook uncontrollably and almost quit after my first psychic development class? It’s common.
Second, there is (finally!) a shift in consciousness taking place all over the world.
People are “waking up” and realizing that this stuff isn’t so weird or woo-woo.
Developing your psychic ability isn’t as taboo as it was in the past.
But for the last umpteen years, it’s been hard, right?
In the past, those of us who followed our hearts or meditated were known as being wacko’s who lived in the clouds.
Psychic Development Question #3 – Coming out of the Psychic “Closet”
Q: Is it okay to be open with my family, to tell them that I’m a psychic medium? When I’m ready to tell them I seem to lose my voice. I don’t know what to do.
A: This is one of those things that you have to answer for yourself. The most important thing is that YOU are comfortable talking to others about developing your psychic ability.
I would encourage you to tune into your heart and do a short meditation. What does your soul say? Forget about logic. Go within.
If you’re not ready, that’s okay. Don’t rush it. Maybe part of you wants to keep this journey private for now. Maybe it feels more sacred that way.
On the other hand, if you’re ready to talk about developing your psychic ability with others, do it! These tips will help .
Psychic Development Question #4 – Is this normal?
Q: I’ve been trying to get to know my Spirit Guide(s). Every time I connect I get very very emotional. Not in a sad way but in a way I can’t control. Is this normal?
A: Yes! Yes, yes, yes!
Our Spirit Guides are pure, Divine love, so it’s normal to feel lots of emotion.
It’s like crying when you’re happy. Last month, I cried when my husband bought me an electric pencil sharpener. Dumb? Maybe to others, but not to me.
My husband knows I love coloring in my fashion coloring books and he thought I would enjoy an electric pencil sharpener.
It cost him like 5 bucks at the pharmacy, but I felt so immensely loved that I cried happy tears.
Take that times about a zillion and you’ve got what you’re feeling.
It’s a soul connection, you know?
Developing your psychic ability isn’t like learning algebra. It involves the soul and emotion and the Divine – so it’s normal to feel. Let the emotion come. And if you need help connecting to your Guides, here’s a post that will help.
Developing Your Psychic Ability Question #5 – Spirit Guides
Q: Is it normal for a spirit guide to show itself in a half human half animal form? Every time I ask to see what my Guide looks like I “see” a half-woman/half-deer…
A: Could one of your guides be half deer, half woman? I say sure, why not?
We have apps that make our butts look perfect and airbrushed, big, burly football players are doing the cha-cha on Dancing with the Stars, and Cheerios are now gluten free.
Anything is possible.
Have you ever felt drawn to Atlantis? I ask because, according to the research of Dolores Cannon, her subjects reported that these half-human type beings were common in Atlantis.
They were said to be very gentle creatures. Yeah, it may sound weird, but who are we to judge :)
I say if it feels good, even if it seems odd to your logical mind – go with it.
Developing Your Psychic Ability Question #6 – The Aura
Q: I was wondering if you had any tips for actually seeing the color of the aura. I can see it for sure, I just cannot see what color it is. It just looks white.
A: Yeah sure! First, white could actually be active in the aura so you could be totally rocking it.
Second, keep practicing (obviously) and you’ll start seeing more and more colors.
Third, before you do any aura exercises, try looking at a bright, vibrant image first. Like maybe take some time scrolling through Etsy or Pinterest for abstract art.
To me, this is the equivalent of stretching out your hamstrings before going for a run. It warms up those muscles.
Take a look at all of the beautiful colors in the artwork. Abstract art is great because it blends like the aura.
Then, try the aura exercises.
Psychic Development Question #7 – Fear and Panic
Q: I’m experienced reoccurring visions/thoughts/gut feelings which are causing me extreme panic and anxiety.
I’ve asked my Spirit Guides to ONLY show me the positive from the light and anything that was important for the wellness of myself and my loved ones.
That being said, do you think these messages are trying to tell me I need to take action to protect myself and loved ones?
A: Honestly, no I don’t think so. Sometimes we have so much crap from childhood (religious stuff, scary movies, etc.) that it gets ingrained in our subconscious.
If it’s scary, it ain’t Spirit.
That said, I can relate to what you are saying. I once took a class with husband and wife demonologists Keith and Sandra Johnson (they used to appear on the TV show Ghost Hunters) and it scared the bejeezes out of me!
Keith and Sandra were great and down-to-earth, but the whole class completely freaked me. I didn’t sleep for a week!
It’s a long story that I’ll share another time, but the point is that our minds can get in the way.
I’d encourage you to work on raising your vibration. Spend some time doing an activity that makes you feel happy! Meditating, going for a walk, watching Modern Family, baking cookies with your kids… anything that relaxes you and that you enjoy.
I can honestly say that other than the demonology class, I’ve never, ever felt fear around this work. Neither have any of the mentors and colleagues I’ve worked with over the years.
That’s because we choose to work in the light for the highest and best good.
It’s working from a high vibration and there is no scary stuff there.
It’s all about love, baby. This is just a little speed bump.
Develop Your Psychic Ability Question #8 – Crazy or on the right path?
Q: I was wondering if you are able to tell me if I’m on the right path. Some days I can feel people’s feelings, but then I just feel that I’m just being a fool. I’m not to sure if I should trust what I feel.
A: Oh girl, if you are feeling it, you’re not crazy or making it up!
Developing your psychic ability is SUCH a roller coaster ride. What you are feeling (the doubt, the “what if?”) is SO normal!
If we were sitting together sipping on Chai, I’d tell you that if you are interested in metaphysics or developing your psychic ability go for it!
Learn more about it.
Does it call you?
Let your soul be your guide (I know that’s totally corny, but it’s true).
You don’t need a reading to tell you if you have abilities. I think you already know.
It’s just a matter of learning to trust.
Next read: 15 Signs You’re a Medium