Everyone has psychic abilities. Some people can access them easily. For others, it takes some work. This post is about the work part. Not everyone has had the chance to really work with their intuition. Intuition is the key. I’m not sure if any researchers have found why our intuition works the way it does. People with active imaginations seem to access the higher source much faster than others. We all can do it with practice. Let’s find out how.
Entering a State of Mental Focus
I think this is where people who practice yoga and Buddhism have an edge. Mental focus is very important. For one, you have to relax and let your mind settle. I know, if you got kids and a lot of daily demands, it’s tough. To just sit, relax and quiet your mind – that can be a lot to ask for. But, it’s probably the biggest part of developing your abilities.
Here’s a simple meditation technique. It’s called counting breaths.
- Find a place where you can have some quiet for 15 minutes.
- Get comfortable and have a seat.
- Sit upright with a straight back – no slouching!
- Rest your hands in your lap.
- Close your eyes.
- Take a long, slow breath. Really feel it too. Feel the cool air going down your nose. Feel your lungs begin to expand. Right before you run out of lung space, hold it. Count one.
- Slowly release your breath. Feel how warm it is as it exits your nose. Feel your lungs relax and shrink.
- Repeat and count again.
If something comes into your mind during the exercise, just note it and continue breathing and counting. The point of this exercise is to create an internal focus. If your bills pop into your head, push it away. I just think to myself, “Oh, I have bills and they’ll be there after this exercise,” and I get right back to counting my breath.
Don’t get discouraged if you can’t do it right away. This is practice. It takes time and effort to improve your internal focus, just like exercising your body for fitness.
Balance and Psychic Insight
As a result of mental focus training, you’ll start to receive messages to your intuition. There are 3 main types of psychic insight:
Deductive insight – this is a response to a question you may have asked or a response to a problem. This is one of those ‘aha!’ moments. Out of the blue, you get the solution or answer to something.
Random insight – these messages are exactly what they sound like. A message, from the past, present or future – pops into your head. It may have nothing to do with you, but you can feel it’s important. They may not even be answers for you personally. It could be a family member or a stranger. I think a journal helps with this information. You want to write it down and review it. Believe me, you can get some weird stuff (to you), but it could be life-altering for someone else.
Goal-focused insight – this is a conscious effort on your part. You’ll form a question and, in your relaxed state, ask it to the universe or some higher source. To be effective, you have to give it purpose. This means it must be specific with who/what/where/when/why/how details. For example, you can ask, “Will I (who) accept the job offer (what) in Salt Lake City (where) this March (when) with the amazing salary (why) that requires a long-distance move (how)?” Sometimes, the answer comes quickly and, at other times, it’s slow. You’ll know it when you get the answer. It’s usually a clairaudient response (‘Yes!’) or clairvoyant (the image of a stop sign or green light for go). It’s different for everyone.
Now for the balance part. Let me just say the universe is a big place and there’s many different energies and entities out there. You’re source may be different each time. There are trickster that can fool you, so I want you to focus on one aspect when you get your information, feeling. Positive energy always feels clean, direct and honest. You should just get the answer in a simple form without any attachments to it. Negative energy always feels weird. It could feel heavy or it could come with a guilty feeling. If you get that, it’s not a reliable source. Jake says he feels static electricity when he gets info from a bad source. Good information never comes with an attachment. Remember that.
In the next post, I’ll write about using clairvoyance on a ghost hunt.