Introduction to Clear Feeling

In a previous blog post I spoke about the clair senses as they relate to intuition. Today, I want to specifically discuss clairsentience and clairempathy or clear feeling. While both of these clair abilities regard the physical sensation of feeling, they are not exactly the same thing. There are subtle differences. Clairsentience is the ability to sense the energy around you. For instance, when you walk into a room and the hairs on your arms start to prick. This is an example of clairsentience. You are physically sensing the energy around you. Clairempathy, on the other hand, is the ability to feel the energy around you as if it is your own. An example of this would be the sadness or heaviness in your chest after talking to your friend about the death of her beloved pet. It is possible, and generally speaking the case, for clairsentience and clairempathy to work in tandem. It is also possible to experience one without the other. One surefire way to know the difference between clairsentience and clairempathy is to evaluate what you are feeling. Do you recognize the energy that another person is putting off because you can feel the shift in their energy? Or, do you physically feel that emotion within your own body? If what you are feeling is the former then it’s clairsentience. It’s clairempathy if you’re experiencing the latter. 

Clairempathy is most commonly referred to as being an empath. Many empaths aren’t necessarily aware that this is what they are experiencing, especially if the physical feelings are delayed. In the example above, an empath may immediately feel a heaviness when speaking to her friend, but it’s also common for that feeling to be delayed until later when the conversation is over. Some empaths also do not recognize themselves as such because they mistakenly think that to be empathic they must feel the energy of everyone around them. That isn’t true. In fact, it would be pretty awful for anyone who did. We put up psychic defenses without being aware of doing so a lot of the time. This means that an empath may only take on the feeling of the energy around them in certain situations or with certain people. That doesn’t make them any less empathic. 

Signs of Clairsentience and Clairempathy

  • Sudden “gut” feelings 
  • Experiencing the feelings of another being 
  • Experiencing physical sensations like your hair standing on end when the energy shifts 
  • Intimacy overwhelms you.
  • Crowds make you uneasy
  • You prefer to be alone.

Keep in mind here that you do not have to experience all of these signs to have clairsentient or empathic abilities, although most likely someone with this ability will experience multiple signs. If you do experience several (or all) of these signs you are clairsentient or empathic, even if you didn’t realize or recognize it as such.

If you don’t recognize these signs in yourself you can develop these abilities. While some people don’t believe it, I firmly believe that everyone has psychic abilities and can develop those that are less prevalent or strong within ourselves. On the flip side, if you already know you experience clairsentience and/or clairempathy, or are just recognizing yourself as such, it’s also possible to further develop your abilities. 

How to Develop & Strengthen Clairsentient and Clairempathic Abilities

  • Work with your Third Eye Chakra- Chakras are energy centers throughout your body. Your Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of your forehead slightly raised above your physical eyes. It governs intuition and psychic abilities. It is most closely aligned with clairvoyance- the ability to see, but this chakra governs all psychic and intuitive abilities. 
  • People Watch- Sit in a busy place where you can observe people as they go about their day. Sit quietly and watch people. Tune in to what you feel when you see each person. Just take note of it and move on to watching someone else. 
  • Practice With a Photo- Go to a museum, find a website, or borrow a photo from someone. Make sure you practice with a photo of someone you don’t know. Look into the eyes of the subject. See if you can feel or sense what they are feeling in the photograph. 

It is important to remember that clairsentience and clairempathy are only one type of psychic ability. It is common for people to have multiple abilities with one more dominant than the other. No one psychic gift is any more or less important than the others and no gift is more useful than another. There is no hierarchy of clair senses. I previously discussed clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairgustance, clairalience, and clairtangency and will be explaining the other clair abilities and psychic gifts in future posts. 

Introduction to Clairtangency

In a previous blog post I spoke about the clair senses as they relate to intuition. Today, I want to specifically discuss clairtangency or clear touching. Also known as psychometry, clairaltangence is the ability to touch physical objects and perceive and know bits of information about the object and/or its owner that were not previously known to the clairtangent. With many clair senses (clairvoyance, clairalience, clairsentience, etc.) the psychic is receiving information from a stimulus that isn’t physically present. With psychometry, however, the psychic is physically touching an object when s/he receives the psychic information. Psychometry also can not work on its own. It must work in tandem with at least one other psychic sense. In other words, a clairtangent must also have a second clair ability. This is in direct contrast to other psychic senses which work independently (although a psychic can and often does have multiple abilities). For example, with clairtangency, the psychic could pick up and hold a key in her hand. When she holds the key she receives information about the key’s owner through a vision. In this example, the information comes directly through clairvoyance, but is triggered by physically holding/touching the key- psychometry. 

Signs of Clairtangency

  • You purchase or receive an item as a gift and immediately feel the need to pass it on or get rid of it in some way. 
  • You have an overwhelming desire to wash your hands after handling used objects. 
  • Second hand furniture leaves you feeling drained. 
  • Pawn shops overwhelm you. 
  • You feel uncomfortable in cluttered spaces. 
  • Antique stores put you on edge. 

Keep in mind here that you do not have to experience all of these signs to have clairtangent abilities, although most likely someone with this ability will experience multiple signs. If you do experience several (or all) of these signs you are psychometric, even if you didn’t realize or recognize it as such. People with psychometric abilities, however, are the least likely to question their gifts due to the fact that it is triggered by a physical touch whereas the other clair abilities are not. 

If you don’t recognize these signs in yourself you can develop these abilities. While some people don’t believe it, I firmly believe that everyone has psychic abilities and can develop those that are less prevalent or strong within ourselves. On the flip side, if you already know you experience clairtangency, or are just recognizing yourself as such, it’s also possible to further develop your abilities. 

How to Develop & Strengthen Psychometric Abilities

  • Work with your Third Eye Chakra- Chakras are energy centers throughout your body. Your Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of your forehead slightly raised above your physical eyes. It governs intuition and psychic abilities. It is most closely aligned with clairvoyance- the ability to see, but this chakra governs all psychic and intuitive abilities. 
  • Develop Your Sense of Touch- When touching an object – whether reading its energy or not- focus on the way it feels. Notice the sensations the object makes on your skin. The more you are aware of how an item physically feels, the more you will be able to notice energetic differences in feeling. 
  • Just Do It!- The best way to develop psychometric abilities is to practice. You can do this with any object, and it’s best to try it with a variety of objects. Pick up an item and close your eyes. Feel the item in your hands. Notice any thoughts or sensations you have. Write down any feelings or impressions you have. When you finish, mark out anything that you already knew. The information you didn’t know is what came to you through clairtangency. 
  • Have a Psychometry Party- After you have a bit of practice and are feeling more comfortable, have some friends come over with an object that doesn’t belong to them. Everyone chooses an object that they didn’t bring and writes down what information they pick up from the object. Then, the person who brought the object can tell them what bits of information are true. 

It is important to remember that clairtangency is only one psychic ability. It is common for people to have multiple abilities with one more dominant than the other, and in fact, with psychometry, at least one other psychic ability must be present. No one psychic gift is any more or less important than the others and no gift is more useful than another. There is no hierarchy of clair senses. I previously discussed clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairgustance, and clairalience and will be explaining the other clair abilities and psychic gifts in future posts. 

Introduction to Clairalience

In a previous blog post I spoke about the clair senses as they relate to intuition. Today, I want to specifically discuss clairalience or clear smelling. Clairalience is the ability to smell things that aren’t physically present to produce an odor. It is exactly like our physical sense of smell only there is nothing present physically that is producing the smell. You may smell something from your past in the form of a memory. In this instance, you aren’t so much smelling the thing as remembering the smell. With clairalience however, you literally do smell the thing. Clairalience also brings the ability to smell things we never have experienced smelling in the physical realm. Clairalience is linked closely with clairgustance. This is to be expected as our physical senses of smell and taste are linked. Sometimes, when we smell something psychically, we end up tasting it as well. 

Signs of Clairalience

  • Highly developed sense of smell
  • Smelling the signature scent of a departed loved one
  • Sudden smell that no one else perceives
  • Sudden fits of sneezing
  • Smelling something that isn’t present physically
  • Experiencing a smell that you can’t identify

Keep in mind here that you do not have to experience all of these signs to have clairalience, although most likely someone with clairalience will experience multiple signs. If you do experience several (or all) of these signs you have clairalience, even if you didn’t realize or recognize it as such. 

If you don’t recognize these signs in yourself you can develop these abilities. While some people don’t believe it, I firmly believe that everyone has psychic abilities and can develop those that are less prevalent or strong within ourselves. On the flip side, if you already know you experience clairalience, or are just recognizing yourself as such, it’s also possible to further develop your abilities. 

How to Develop & Strengthen Clairalience

  • Work with your Third Eye Chakra- Chakras are energy centers throughout your body. Your Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of your forehead slightly raised above your physical eyes. It governs intuition and psychic abilities. It is most closely aligned with clairvoyance- the ability to see, but this chakra governs all psychic and intuitive abilities. 
  • Work with your Throat Chakra- Your Throat Chakra is located just as it says, in your throat. It governs communication as well as our senses of taste and smell. 
  • Develop Your Sense of Smell- Actively seek out a variety of smells so that you learn to recognize them. Take time to notice and name the smells around you throughout the day. If you are in a perfume or candle shop (or anywhere with a large variety of scents) you can cut down on olfactory fatigue by smelling your skin. Your own physical scent is more powerful at resetting olfactory fatigue than coffee beans that you usually see in fragrance shops.  
  • Practice Mindful Eating- Slow down your meal and focus on the smell of your food as it sits on your plate and as you bring it toward your mouth. 
  • Repeat a mantra or affirmation- Affirmations are a great way to focus our intent over a long time. Repeating a phrase multiple times each day for however many days keeps us focused on reaching a goal or developing a habit or ability. A good choice for developing clairalience is: I have a strong sense of clairalience. It is safe for me to psychically smell. 

It is important to remember that clairalience is only one psychic ability. It is common for people to have multiple abilities with one more dominant than the other. No one psychic gift is any more or less important than the others and no gift is more useful than another. There is no hierarchy of clair senses. I previously discussed clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairgustance and will be explaining the other clair abilities and psychic gifts in future posts.

Introduction to Clairgustance

In a previous blog post I spoke about the clair senses as they relate to intuition. Today, I want to specifically discuss clairgustance or clear taste. Clairgustance is the ability to taste things that you haven’t put in your mouth. It is exactly like our physical sense of taste only there is nothing present physically that is producing the taste. You may taste something from your past in the form of a memory. In this instance, you aren’t so much tasting the thing as remembering the taste. With clairgustance, however, you literally do taste the thing. Clairgustance also brings the ability to taste things we never have experienced tasting in the physical realm. 

Signs of Clairgustance

  • Highly developed sense of taste
  • Unexplained food cravings
  • Sudden salivation
  • Bouts of dry mouth
  • Sudden fits of burping 
  • Tasting something that isn’t present physically
  • Experiencing a taste that you can’t identify

Keep in mind here that you do not have to experience all of these signs to have clairgustance, although most likely someone with clairgustance will experience multiple signs. If you do experience several (or all) of these signs you have clairgustance, even if you didn’t realize or recognize it as such. 

If you don’t recognize these signs in yourself you can develop these abilities. While some people don’t believe it, I firmly believe that everyone has psychic abilities and can develop those that are less prevalent or strong within ourselves. On the flip side, if you already know you experience clairgustance, or are just recognizing yourself as such, it’s also possible to further develop your abilities. 

How to Develop & Strengthen Clairgustance

  • Work with your Third Eye Chakra- Chakras are energy centers throughout your body. Your Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of your forehead slightly raised above your physical eyes. It governs intuition and psychic abilities. It is most closely aligned with clairvoyance- the ability to see, but this chakra governs all psychic and intuitive abilities. 
  • Work with your Throat Chakra- Your Throat Chakra is located just as it says, in your throat. It governs communication as well as our senses of taste and smell. 
  • Develop Your Sense of Taste- Cut back on salt, sugars, and spices so that you can experience the variety of natural flavors in the foods you eat. Make sure to eat a wide variety of foods so that you can develop the taste of many different flavors. 
  • Practice Mindful Eating- Slow down your meal and focus on the feel of your food in your mouth. Take time to notice all the flavors and textures in the foods you eat. 
  • Repeat a mantra or affirmation- Affirmations are a great way to focus our intent over a long time. Repeating a phrase multiple times each day for however many days keeps us focused on reaching a goal or developing a habit or ability. A good choice for developing clairgustance is: I have a strong sense of clairgustance. It is safe for me to psychically taste. 

It is important to remember that clairgustance is only one psychic ability. It is common for people to have multiple abilities with one more dominant than the other. No one psychic gift is any more or less important than the other and no gift is more useful than another. There is no hierarchy of clair senses. I previously discussed clairvoyance and clairaudience and will be explaining the other clair abilities and psychic gifts in future posts. 

Introduction to Clairaudience

In a previous blog post I spoke about the clair senses as they relate to intuition. Today, I want to specifically discuss clairaudience or clear hearing. Clairaudience is the ability to hear sounds and/or voices when there is no physical reason around you. You may audibly hear sounds through your physical ears, or through your mind’s ear. Clairaudience is quite literally the ability to hear voices and/or sounds. Hearing voices, however, isn’t something to be afraid of. With development you can learn to recognize the voices that are speaking to you and you can even learn to block out ones you aren’t comfortable with hearing. 

Signs of Clairaudience

  • Easily identify people’s voices
  • Adore listening to music
  • Easily remember things that you have heard
  • Hypersensitivity to noises
  • Tendency to talk to yourself
  • Penchant for giving good advice
  • Hearing ringing or buzzing in your ears (differentiated from tinnitus in that clairaudience tends to last only a few seconds at a time and generally isn’t a bothersome noise)
  • Hearing someone say your name when they didn’t or when no one is there
  • Sudden bouts of inspiration

Keep in mind here that you do not have to experience all of these signs to be clairaudient, although most likely someone with clairaudient gifts will experience multiple signs. If you do experience several (or all) of these signs you are clairaudient, even if you didn’t realize or recognize it as such. 

If you don’t recognize these signs in yourself you can develop clairaudient abilities. While some people don’t believe it, I firmly believe that everyone has psychic abilities and can develop those that are less prevalent or strong within ourselves. On the flip side, if you already know you are clairaudient, or are just recognizing yourself as such, it’s also possible to further develop your abilities. 

How to Develop & Strengthen Clairaudient Abilities

  • Work with your Third Eye Chakra- Chakras are energy centers throughout your body. Your Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of your forehead slightly raised above your physical eyes. It governs intuition and psychic abilities. It is most closely aligned with clairvoyance- the ability to see, but this chakra governs all psychic and intuitive abilities. 
  • Work with your Throat Chakra- Your Throat Chakra is located just as it says, in your throat. It governs communication. 
  • Practice Meditation- Because clairaudience is clear hearing, you need to be able to hear things within your mind’s ear. Meditation helps clear out the noise of our monkey mind (mundane thoughts) which gives us a clear ability to hear psychic sounds and voices. 
  • Repeat a mantra or affirmation- Affirmations are a great way to focus our intent over a long time. Repeating a phrase multiple times each day for however many days keeps us focused on reaching a goal or developing a habit or ability. A good choice for developing clairaudience is: I am strong in my clairaudient abilities. It is safe for me to psychically hear. 

It is important to remember that clairaudience is only one psychic ability. It is common for people to have multiple abilities with one more dominant than the other. No one psychic gift is any more or less important than the other and no gift is more useful than another. There is no hierarchy of clair senses. I discussed clairaudience here and will be explaining the other clair abilities and psychic gifts in future posts. 

Disclaimer: While clairaudience is about hearing voices, it does not negate the fact that mental illness is real. There are real psychological disorders that cause one to hear voices that aren’t there. However, hearing voices alone is not a determining factor of a mental illness. Generally speaking, in clairaudient individuals, voices are positive and affirming, whereas the voices one may hear during a mental illness are often negative, imposing, and instruct the individual to do things s/he is not comfortable with doing. This article is about developing clairaudient abilities and is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric advice.

An Apology and My Commitment

I wanted to reach out to you today and specifically state that I support Black Lives Matter. I am committed to doing the hard work of anti-racism. As a business owner, I am committed to supporting black people, especially women, in the fight for justice, equality, and the eradication of racism. 

I want to deeply apologize for delaying speaking out on my stance. I did not hesitate to do so in my own personal space, but did hesitate to do so in my business space. That was an error on my part and reveals some work I need to do in my own life. I could make an excuse for the delay, but that would be exactly what it was- an excuse. So, I will not do so. Please know that I am deeply regretful and will continuously do what I can to stand as an ally. 

And this is my commitment to you. Every day I will do something. I will educate myself. I will speak out. I will participate in activism. I can’t do everything, but I can do something every day. And that is what I am committed to. 

Please know that I value each and every member of my community. I know we are a diverse group in backgrounds and beliefs. If you are a POC, please know that I am here for you in whatever way I can be. I am not putting it on you to reach out to me, but if you choose to do so, I will do what I can. If you are a person who looks like me, I expect you to do the hard work yourself. Seriously examine who you are, what you believe, and what your biases are. We all have them. It’s impossible to live in our world and not because the indoctrination runs deep and is in the very air we breathe. If you don’t understand why this is, please contact me or reach out to me on social and I’ll be glad to have a discussion with you. 

In the meantime, here is an excellent list of ways white folks can stand as allies. 

Introduction to Clairvoyance

In my last blog post I spoke about the clair senses as they relate to intuition. Today, I want to specifically discuss clairvoyance or clear seeing. Clairvoyance is easily the most known and talked about psychic sense. It is often referred to as “the sight” or “second sight” and refers to the ability to see things that aren’t physically in front of you that other people can’t necessarily see. I say necessarily here because it is possible for two or more clairvoyants to be together and see the same thing. Think of this as mass hysteria or hallucination, only it’s not hallucination. 

Signs of Clairvoyance

  • Visual flashes
  • Vivid daydreams
  • Vivid dreams during sleep
  • Active imagination
  • Easily see how things fit together
  • Ability to envision things clearly in your head
  • Deep appreciation for beauty
  • Advanced sense of direction
  • Experience deja vu on a regular basis

Keep in mind here that you do not have to experience all of these signs to be clairvoyant, although most likely someone with clairvoyant gifts will experience multiple signs. If you do experience several (or all) of these signs you are clairvoyant, even if you didn’t realize or recognize it as such. 

If you don’t recognize these signs in yourself you can develop clairvoyant abilities. While some people don’t believe it, I firmly believe that everyone has psychic abilities and can develop those that are less prevalent or strong within ourselves. On the flip side, if you already know you are clairvoyant, or are just recognizing yourself as such, it’s also possible to further develop your abilities. 

How to Develop & Strengthen Clairvoyant Abilities

  • Work with your Third Eye Chakra- Chakras are energy centers throughout your body. Your Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of your forehead slightly raised above your physical eyes. It governs intuition and psychic abilities. Working with and developing your Third Eye Chakra will help you develop any psychic gifts, not just clairvoyance. 
  • Practice Visualization- Because clairvoyance is clear seeing, you need to practice seeing things in your mind’s eye. There are plenty of ways to practice visualization and you can find lots of them online. One easy way to do this is to close your eyes, relax, and call a random object to mind. Then focus on seeing that object behind your closed eyes. 
  • Repeat a mantra or affirmation- Affirmations are a great way to focus our intent over a long time. Repeating a phrase multiple times each day for however many days keeps us focused on reaching a goal or developing a habit or ability. A good choice for developing clairvoyance is: I am strong in my clairvoyant abilities. It is safe for me to psychically see. 

It is important to remember that clairvoyance is only one psychic ability. It is common for people to have multiple abilities with one more dominant than the other. No one psychic gift is any more or less important than the other and no gift is more useful than another. There is no hierarchy of clair senses. I will be explaining the other clair abilities and psychic gifts in future posts. 

Intuition 101

Two weeks ago I shared with you about what it means to be a psychic. I believe that each person has psychic abilities, it’s just that not all of us are aware of it. We are all familiar with the physical senses of sight, touch, taste, hear, and smell. Most people have all five of these physical senses, although there are instances where someone may not have one or more of them from birth or through something that caused the senses to go away. 

Did you know that the physical senses are only a small portion of our abilities to detect, understand, and communicate with what is around us? In addition to the physical senses there are also psychic senses. Intuition is the most well known and is often referred to as the sixth sense. Every person has intuitive abilities. At a young age we all tend to know deep inside of us when a person or situation isn’t quite right. This is often referred to as a “gut feeling” or “inner voice”. It’s something we are all born with. 

 Sadly, many of us lose our intuitive abilities. We are conditioned to behave or react in ways that are contrary to our deep knowing- our intuition. Sometimes as children, we are made to hug or kiss a relative when we really don’t want to. Or, we can be told that our feelings about things are illogical and don’t make sense. These are just two of the ways we can become conditioned to repress our intuition. 

The good news is that we can develop our intuitive abilities. We can relearn our abilities or further develop ones that we are already aware of and use. It just takes a clear understanding of what intuition is, how it works, and then putting that knowledge into practice. 

Intuitive, or psychic, abilities, often run in conjunction with our five physical senses. They are referred to as our clair (or clear) abilities. The physical sense of sight has the psychic counterpart of clairvoyance. Clairvoyance means clear seeing. 

SightClairvoyanceClear Seeing
HearingClairaudienceClear Hearing
TasteClairgustanceClear Tasting
TouchClairtangenceClear Touching
SmellClairalienceClear Smelling

In addition to the clairs that pair with our physical senses, there are also several other clair abilities: 

Clairsentience/Clairempathy-  Clear Feeling (two different types) 

Claircognizance- Clear Knowing

While each of us have the ability to have multiple clair abilities, it is likely that you have one that is more dominant than the others. Over the next several weeks I’m going to take you into a deep dive into each of these clair abilities. I will show you what they are, how they manifest, and how you can develop each of them if you so choose. You will be able to recognize which clair ability is your dominant one, which others you may have, and how you can develop or “learn” any of them that you wish to. 

In the meantime, if you would like to get started developing your intuition, you can try these approaches. After all, the clair senses are only a portion of what intuition is. 

  1. Keep a Journal- Each day find the time to write something down. It doesn’t matter what it is. Your thoughts, feelings, whatever. It doesn’t matter. Just write it down. You’ll be surprised what your intuition could be trying to tell you. 
  2. Spend Time in Silence- Find a place where you can be alone and silent. Don’t have your phone or electronics with you. Just sit with your feelings. Notice what thoughts come to your mind. Don’t judge them. Just notice them. 
  3. Turn Off Your Inner Critic- The next time you find yourself rationalizing or saying something is “stupid” or “doesn’t make sense”, stop! Become aware of what you are saying and instead of pushing the thought aside go with it. Ask yourself why you think or feel that way.

The Raven

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the transformation my business has taken over the past month. I began with holistic health/healing using various energy healing modalities. But, I went on a journey to meet the spirit of my business and met Raven. Raven is dark and mysterious and represents so many different things. This list reflects just a handful of the many symbolic meanings of Raven. 

Cleansing

Eternal life

Freedom/Bridge Walker between the worlds/Link between heaven and earth

Messenger of the gods/Guide

Protector/Provider

Sadness/Loss/Death/The Underworld

Shadow side

Shapeshifting

Transmutation/Alchemy

The changes I’m implementing in my business are truly reflective of Raven magic! Instead of simply offering energy healing, I am weaving that into specific programs to help you. I am acting as a guide for you to explore the shadowy painful aspects of your personality and bring them safely into the light. I will help you cleanse from the hurt and ugliness of what you’ve been told about yourself and show you the beauty in whole personality integration. I am speaking directly to your soul about recovering from any loss in your life. I will not let you wallow in self pity for long, but will guide you through the process to transmute into a beautiful new life. I am walking between the worlds to guide you through the process of change. I will protect you and provide for you on your journey. I will help you shapeshift and see the world through the eyes of another. 

I am excited for these changes. I will continue to weave my personal religious/spiritual beliefs into my teachings because I think it’s important to understand others and learn from their perspectives. It goes with the whole shapeshifting thing. In no way am I saying that it’s the only way to believe and/or live. But, I’m also not going to deny who I am. So there you have it. That’s who I am and what Living Moon Meditation is all about. Are you ready to take your journey?

What it Means to be a Psychic

Last week I changed my business category on Facebook and Instagram. I had originally listed as an Alternative Health category, but as I am refining my business I realized that is no longer the best fit. While my energetic services are a form of alternative health, I found that I was mostly categorized along with services more medicinal in nature. My offerings are more along the lines of the energetic and extra-sensory perception. I changed my category to Astrologist & Psychic. 

A few days afterward my little sister and I were talking. She said, “So now you’re a psychic?” She was laughing, and although she wasn’t saying it to be derisive, she did find it humorous. My response was that I changed it because it was a better fit for my business. I was telling the truth, but not the whole truth. I am a psychic. 

What image comes to your mind when you think of a psychic? Do you see a woman dressed in black and purple, wearing a scarf on her head, lots of makeup, and working with a crystal ball, tarot cards, tea leaves, etc? Do you think of the Psychic Reading signs outside houses and office buildings advertising fortune-telling services? That’s what my sister had in mind when she questioned me as a psychic. It’s a stereotypical idea. And, stereotypes exist for a reason. They are based in truth, and that view is true. Those are psychic abilities and people who have those abilities are psychics. But, that is only one image of the psychic. 

According to Mirriam-Webster, a psychic is a person with psychic abilities. Those abilities would be things that are energetic in nature, that don’t fit into the sphere of physical science. Psychic abilities and phenomena or those things and events that relate to the immaterial and/or the psyche. They are supernatural in nature. 

That broadens the image of psychics. By that understanding, I am a psychic as all energy workers are. By definition, empaths are psychic because we have a sensitivity to non-physical (energetic) forces. There are even psychics who are not aware of their psychic abilities or perceptions. Psychic abilities can be developed and honed through practice. Most, if not all, people actually have psychic abilities. It’s possible to be sensitive to spiritual and energetic forces and not realize it because we have been conditioned to not notice it. If you do fit the definition of psychic I encourage you to work on developing your abilities and sensitivities. If you don’t think you are psychic but are open to learning if you are, I suggest looking into ways to test if you actually do have abilities. You probably do!