I love writing fun, friendly posts, but today I want to talk about something serious. I hope this post brings a little bit of love and understanding to those souls who need it.
Years ago I read a theory that intuition and psychic ability may be heightened in people who have been abused. (I’d love to give credit to the source of this idea, but it was so long ago that I can’t remember where I read it.)
If you think about it, you’ll see that this theory makes so much sense. If you were (or are) the victim of abuse and are having trouble embracing your intuitive gifts, having this awareness might help.
Why Would Abuse Increase Psychic Ability?
If you’ve ever been the victim of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, you know the feeling of walking on eggshells.
If the abuse took place in the home, you remember the feeling of your stomach tightening up into knots as you walked home from school or drove home from work. You may recall having a feeling of always being “on alert”.
In an abusive environment, your physical and intuitive senses become heightened.
In order to survive, victims of abuse unknowingly learn to “sense” the mood and energy of their abuser and environment.
(Note: While abusers can be men or women, I’m using the pronoun “he” in the following examples.)
You take notice of the physical:
He’s quiet today. I’ve seen that look on his face before. I’m going to try to make myself invisible so he doesn’t blow up at me.
You also begin to rely on your intuitive feelings.
Your intuition tells you:
Things don’t feel right today. The air in the room feels heavy and tense. I can sense his mood is off today. My gut tells me to stay quiet and in the other room.
Without even realizing it, you are relying on the psychic ability of clairsentience (intuitive sensing and feeling).
Intuition Isn’t Suppressed in an Abusive Environment
Intuition is a natural thing. All living things, including animals, are intuitive.
You’ve probably seen a cat or dog run away from someone who doesn’t “feel” good. Animals sense that energy and trust their intuitive feeling. They don’t question it.
In our world, most of us are taught to suppress our intuition and rely on thinking and logic instead.
But in an abusive situation, intuition isn’t suppressed. Why? Because it’s instinctively used as a survival and coping mechanism.
Your Sixth Sense Strengthens
Psychic ability and intuition work a lot like muscles – the more you use them, the stronger they become. And since victims of abuse rely on their intuition so often, it’s easy for them to have heightened psychic ability.
A little girl who is abused by a parent may be much more in touch with her intuition than a little girl who is living in a loving home.
- One girl has to sense and feel things about people and environments to survive.
- The other girl relies more heavily on her parents to tell her which situations and people are safe.
When she walks out the door of her home and goes to school, it’s easy for the first girl to get a “feel” for people and situations. She learns that some people feel like kind, loving people – and others do not.
She may also feel like she has a “little voice” inside that guides her. That little voice is her intuition speaking to her, and she is developing her clairaudience (psychic hearing).
Is there a blessing here?
Intuition is the way in which your Higher Self (also known as your soul) communicates with you. Did you know that?
So maybe – just maybe – one blessing that came from your abusive situation was the relationship you were able to develop with your own spiritual self… having a connection with your TRUE essence – your soul.
It’s been on my heart to write this post for a long time. It breaks my heart when people feel like they are abnormal because of their psychic gifts. I hope this has landed gently with your heart and soul.
If you’d like to learn more about intuition, please read the following posts: