Let’s have an honest chat about opening your psychic abilities…
Imagine for a second that we’re sitting together, sipping cold Starbucks vanilla beans, chatting about life. After a moment, you may lean over, and whisper something like… “I can’t keep it in anymore, my psychic abilities just won’t open up!”
Your eyes grow wide and you feel flush, as you feel like you just admitted something scandalous or damning.
Never fear, I was in the same boat. Yes, I’m serious.
And I’ll tell you exactly what I would if we were sipping frappes and chatting on the couch… here is what to do when opening your psychic abilities feels really hard or you’ve feel like you’re stuck:
Opening Your Psychic Abilities – 7 Things You Must Do If You Feel Stuck
1. Remind yourself: It’s NOT all in your head
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.
Here’s the deal: It’s normal to struggle with confidence, wonder if it’s “all in your head”, or feel like your psychic gifts aren’t opening up.
Our intuitive calling isn’t exactly in the career tests they pass out in high school. You likely didn’t know a bunch of psychics or light workers growing up, and you probably didn’t have you sights set on this work as your calling.
But yet here you are. :)
Why? Because your spirit team and higher self know what’s best for you.
The ideas, thoughts, vibes, and impressions you are feeling are not fictitious.
At one point or another, we’ve all wondered if our psychic abilities are in our head. They are NOT, I pinky promise!
Take this next sentence and write it down where you will see it EVERY DAY (seriously, stitch it on a pillow or something):
There IS a reason you were drawn to this work, and it wasn’t to experience a taste of it and then never have your gifts fully open and blossom.
So if you’re feeling called to this work, but also overwhelmed, know it’s not all in your head, and you’re NOT alone.
2. Don’t quit
Your parents were right, never quit! Listen, I’ve wanted to quit more times than I can count. Some days it all seemed too much, some days I felt overwhelmed, and some days I just couldn’t connect with anything.
But instead of quitting, I took a step back, grabbed my favorite bath bomb, and worked on grounding (learn more about grounding here).
Understand that you CAN feel doubts or frustration and then simply TAKE A BREAK — don’t quit.
Your spirit team brought you to this point for a reason, and it wasn’t to watch you walk away from everything. :)
So take a nice aura cleansing bath, binge watch TV, 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 all the emotions you are feeling will allow you to clear them out, find clarity, and move move forward.
Don’t be afraid to really open up during this exercise. Feeling like you should have never started down this path? Wondering why your spirit guides didn’t warn you about this? Get it all out onto paper.
You can also use a journal prompt to help visualize what it will be like when you finally are feeling connected to your psychic abilities… What will your life be like? How will it feel when you overcome this period of uncertainty?
- Need journaling help? Check out these 21 Journaling Prompts and Ideas or How to Get Started Journaling.
Tip: You can also try making 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.
Meditating is as close as we can get to speed dialing our higher self. If you wish you could get ahold of her and ask why on earth you’re feeling so closed off, look no further than your fluffy floor cushion! Sit down, take some deep breaths, and focus on what’s going on inside 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 might lead you to feeling stuck when it comes to opening your psychic abilities.
- If you need help, here’s my Beginner’s Guide to Meditation and 5 Meditation Alternatives for People Who Hate Meditating
5. Raise your vibe
Just like it would be hard to lead a pep rally when you’re feeling gloomy, opening your psychic abilities is much harder when your vibe is low.
Sometimes you just need to raise your vibration in order to connect with your intuitive gifts!
Here are some fun ways to raise your vibration:
- Dance around to your favorite song (sing it out, too!)
- Take a bubble bath with citrus or peppermint essential oils
- Reach out to one of your bubbly friends
- Plan something that you’re really excited about
- Cook (or order out, I won’t judge) your favorite meal
- Indulge in your go-to ice cream flavor
- Stop by Starbucks and upgrade your normal drink size
In other words, don’t force it. :) Give yourself a chance to rejuvenate.
Developing psychic ability isn’t a race, it truly is a journey. Some days you may feel less than wonderful… it happens!
But most days will bring AMAZING personal insight and a unique opportunity to help others on their journey as well.
6. Understand the “clairs”
If you’re not familiar with the ways we receive psychic information (i.e. the clairs), you’ll want to get to know them like Anna Wintour knows fashion!
Understanding the four main types of psychic gifts/abilities is super important.
There are four of them: clairaudience – psychic hearing, clairvoyance – psychic seeing, claircognizance – psychic knowing, and clairsentience – psychic feeling/sensing.
Having a solid understanding of the clairs can lead to a LOT of breakthroughs in your intuitive journey!
When I first started out (back before we could Google this stuff on the internet), I had no idea that the clairs even existed!
I could not understand why sometimes I saw visions and other times I got strong senses about things…
When I learned that there are different types of psychic gifts (the clairs) and studied them, I finally had a rock solid understanding of what gifts I had and how to develop each one. In time, I learned how to work with my various intuitive gifts in harmony!
And that’s what I want for you because I’ll tell ya, that’s when the magic happens! :)
- If you are new to the clairs, I suggest you read this post. It will help you know for sure which psychic gifts you have. Yay!
- Then, you can go on to read my complete beginner’s guides to each clair (below the following tip).
Tip: There is a lot of info here. So pretty please take your time, and have FUN with all of this. Don’t worry about becoming Ms./Mr. Psychic Olympian overnight. It’s a journey, remember? :)
- Clairaudience Guide for Beginners (psychic hearing)
- Clairvoyance Guide for Beginners (psychic seeing)
- Clairsentience Guide for Beginners (psychic sensing/feeling)
- Claircognizance Guide for Beginners (psychic knowing)
7. Trust the process
At the end of this 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 the Universe has your back… because it DOES!
I know. Opening your psychic abilities can seem a little confusing or overwhelming at times, but it’s oh-sooo rewarding.
By not forcing the situation, and allowing yourself to take a break, you’re signaling to your spirit guides and higher self that you trust them to guide you. Believe me, they will if you let them!
Remain confident in opening your psychic abilities, even if they’re not overly apparent to you right now. Don’t force it. Remember, it’s a journey :)
Next Steps Towards Opening Your Psychic Abilities
If you want to continue with our imaginary discussion on the comfy Starbucks couch, then read these 10 honest things about developing your gifts.
If you want practical ideas on how to get unstuck, read this post.
Or, if you’re ready to dive right in and build your psychic muscles, try any of these 28 psychic development exercises.
That’s all I have for now, friends. Remember to have fun!