Opening Your Psychic Abilities
Let’s have an honest chat about opening your psychic abilities.
Imagine for a second that we’re sitting together, sipping lattes and chatting about life. After a moment you lean over and whisper… “I feel like I can’t develop my intuitive gifts.”
Never fear, I was in the same boat when I was a beginner…
In this post I’ll share my top tips for ramping up your psychic development and boosting your confidence.
1. Remind yourself: It’s not your imagination
If I had a dollar for every time I told a student, “It’s not all in your head,” I’d be retired, sipping Mai Tais under a straw hat on the beach.
It’s normal to:
- Doubt yourself
- Wonder if it’s all in your head
- Worry that your psychic gifts aren’t opening or strengthening
Your intuitive calling isn’t exactly in the career tests they pass out in high school, and you probably didn’t know many professional psychics growing up, or have your sights set on this work.
Yet here you are.
Your Spirit Guides and Higher Self have your highest and best good at heart, and the intuitive guidance they send you is real — so are the vibes and gut feelings you have.
If you’re feeling called to use your intuitive gifts to help yourself and others, know that it’s NOT your imagination, and that you’re not alone.
At one point or another, we’ve all wondered if our psychic abilities are in our head. But they’re not, I pinky promise.
There is a reason you are drawn to this work, and with a little guidance, your gifts will open and blossom.
2. Don’t quit
I’ve wanted to quit more times than I can count. Some days I lacked confidence in my abilities, and others, I felt like I couldn’t connect with my intuition.
But instead of quitting, I took a step back, grabbed my favorite bath bomb, and worked on grounding.
When you doubt your abilities or don’t know what step to take next, take a break — don’t quit.
Sure, you may have an occasional ‘off’ day, but most days will bring you amazing insight and a unique opportunity to help others as well.
You’re on this path for a reason, so take a nice aura cleansing bath, meditate, or color some mandalas. Tomorrow is a new day!
What better way to connect with what’s really going on in your soul than to journal it out?
Grabbing your notebook and jotting down the emotions you are feeling will allow you to clear them out, find clarity, and move forward.
You can also use a journaling prompt to visualize what it will be like when you finally feel connected to your psychic abilities.
- What will your life be like?
- How will it feel when you overcome this period of uncertainty?
Don’t be afraid to open up during this exercise and get it all out onto paper.
Tip: You can also make a gratitude list. List out everything you’re grateful for right now — from your soft blanket to the smell of your peppermint essential oil — then continue adding to the list daily.
So, grab your fluffy floor cushion, take some deep breaths, and focus on what’s going on inside of you.
- Are you chasing each thought down and exhausting yourself?
- Does your mind feel heavy and overburdened?
Take some time to inventory where you are and understand how it may be causing you to feel stuck in your psychic journey.
5. Raise your vibe
If you read my blog posts compared to some others out there, you’ll notice that I have a pretty relaxed tone.
I tell you about my journey, messy parts and all, and write like I’m writing to my BFFs.
That’s because I want you to have fun while you’re here.
Being relaxed and letting your walls down allows you to feel upbeat, which raises your vibe and makes it easier to connect with your psychic gifts.
Raising your vibe is an important part of your intuitive journey, but it’s often forgotten in a sea of Zener cards, third eye exercises, and guided meditations. It’s pushed aside to make way for chakra clearing and aura cleansing.
Don’t get me wrong. Those things are all important and have their place, but…
You need to raise your vibration to connect with your intuitive gifts and develop them on a rock-solid foundation.
How Psychic Energy Works
Spirit and psychic energy are like a Pinwheel on a windy day.
When there is no wind, you can see the individual colors on the Pinwheel. But when the wind picks up, it spins so fast that the colors all blend together.
As humans, our energy is dense (think of your body as a Pinwheel that’s NOT in motion). This causes us to have a slow vibrational frequency.
On the flip side, spirit and psychic energy is light and airy (there’s nothing to weigh it down), so it vibrates at a high, fast frequency.
In order to connect, we need to INCREASE our vibration.
Psychic development can come naturally when you allow yourself to enjoy the journey and not stress.
Just like it would be hard to lead a pep rally when you’re feeling gloomy, opening your psychic abilities is harder when your vibe is low.
Here are some ways to raise your vibration:
- Dance around to your favorite song (sing it out, too!)
- Take a bath with citrus or peppermint essential oils
- Laugh with your friends
- Plan something that you’re really excited about
- Watch your favorite movie
6. Understand the “clairs”
If you’re not familiar with the different types of psychic abilities, and how you can connect with them, you’ll want to learn.
In short, there are four types of psychic abilities, known as the clairs:
- Clairaudience – psychic hearing
- Clairvoyance – psychic seeing
- Claircognizance – inner knowing
- Clairsentience – intuitive sensing and feeling
Understanding the clairs can lead to breakthroughs in your intuitive journey!
When I first started out (back before we could Google this stuff), I had no idea that the clairs even existed. I couldn’t understand why I sometimes saw visions and other times I had gut feelings about things or heard intuitive messages.
But when I learned how to connect with my clairs, everything fell into place, and I was able to strengthen them — and that’s what I want for you, too! Also:
It’s perfectly normal to have one or two dominant psychic abilities. And you can still give readings and help s people — even if you feel that every clair is not open.
For example, when I give a reading, most of the intuitive information I get comes through sensing and hearing. I receive less through clairvoyance and claircognizance.
The most important thing is to understand how your abilities work. Take notice — how do you receive information? Be mindful of the unique way in which your gifts work, and don’t compare yourself to others.
7. Trust the process
At the end of the day, this tip is at the root of everything. You can raise your vibe, meditate until the cows come home, and journal all night long.
But ultimately, you need to trust that your Higher Self, Spirit Guides, and the Universe have your back — because they DO.
Remain confident in opening your psychic abilities, even if you’re not confident right now. Remember, it’s a journey.
Opening Your Psychic Abilities: Takeaways
Allowing yourself to relax and enjoy your journey puts you in the energetic state you need to be in to naturally develop your psychic abilities.
Raising your vibe and using the other tips in this post will help you connect to your intuition on a deep level, get the energy flowing, and give you a shiny new perspective!
If you’re ready to dive right in and build your psychic muscles, try any of these 28 psychic development exercises.