Spirituality & Health talks with Michelle Beltran, an award-winning psychic and author of Take The Leap: What It Really Means To Be Psychic
The universal mind is a source that is accessible to those willing to dedicate the time and effort needed to become versed in the psychic realm, asserts Michelle A. Beltran in her guide Take the Leap: What It Really Means to be Psychic. Providing a comprehensive initiation for individuals who feel called to the supernatural world of the psychic, Beltran encourages readers “embarking on a journey of self-discovery to awaken an innate desire to understand the universe.” The book offers articulate definitions of all aspects of psychic practice, specifically examining the Sense- Abilities, or “doorways through which your connection with your intuitive, psychic self develops.” The work guides readers through the practices and the processes involved in the development of the novice psychic, including meditation, journaling, developing intuition, and selecting a specific training program. Access four courtesy chapters of Take the Leap here!
S&H: How would you describe what being a psychic means?
A psychic is a person who recognizes the supernatural capabilities of the mind and works to expand his or her skills. They seek to develop those abilities which lay outside the realm of physical science or earthly understanding—powers and abilities that function outside the domain of natural laws. Psychic abilities involve skills to interpret, manipulate, and report on events and information that can’t be acquired within the sphere of physical science.
S&H: What is the difference between being psychic and simply being intuitive?
You can think of intuition as a gut sense, a hunch or knowing you have about something. Everyone is intuitive and this ability is always available to you.
In turn, psychic ability is quite similar to intuition and really isn’t different at all. It may help you to think of being psychic as adding another layer to intuition. By this, I mean by being psychic you are deciding to deepen or hone your intuition. How do you do this? First, pay attention to the nudges and hunches. Second, make a conscious effort to develop this skill. Being psychic is merely the deliberate and conscious choice to not only use but pay attention to and then develop your intuition.
S&H: What do you say to critics that don’t trust the notion of psychic abilities?
Skepticism is a plus, not a negative. I encourage it!
It is a tall order to expect someone to embrace the notion that there are phenomena in this world beyond our conscious minds and understanding. Psychic functioning is indeed beyond our logical minds and unexplained. Naturally, this can bring doubt, fear and the skeptic.
A bit of healthy skepticism will go a long way towards ensuring psychic functioning and any related modality are accountable, responsible and it even improves accuracy in a development setting.
S&H: What are the signs or characteristics of someone who would make a great candidate for psychic training?
Anyone can learn to be psychic! Here are just a few characteristics that those choosing to enhance their psychic ability may express:
• pay particular attention to their inner voices and listen to its urgings;
• pay attention to their bodies and are not afraid to be mystical;
• make time for solitude and take advantage of opportunities to contemplate the mysteries of existence;
• cherish creativity and put time into feeding that creativity;
• observe everything around them and attempt to make sense of what they see. They are drawn to finding the truth in others and in the world; and
• pay attention to their dreams, knowing that truth can be found in the spirit world as well as the physical world.
S&H: What is the first, essential step to take in honing what you call psychic “sense-abilities”?
Connecting with your higher self, your sixth sense, and the spirit world requires the use of all your senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight. These senses are the doorways through which your connection with your intuitive, psychic self develops.
The first thing to do is to get a sense of your own inner Sense-Abilities.
Start by taking time to increase sensory awareness of everything around you. Try taking a sensory field trip—a time when all you do is practice awareness. Go to a sensory rich location like a zoo, your local grocery store, or farmer’s market. Take time to notice everything there. As you wander, listen to the sounds that make up the environment, the smells you encounter, and everything you rarely take notice of. Look everywhere, and feel everything. Feel textures, notice colors, sensations, temperatures, and smells. Handle things. Notice the weight and temperature of the items you touch.
This simple exercise tells your subconscious self to begin awakening.
S&H: How do you separate yourself and your emotions with those you’re engaged in?
As a practicing spiritual counselor or guide, you are bound to come face to face with highly-charged experiences, despite protective precautions. More often than not, the reason will be an inability to keep your attention focused outside of yourself. If you don’t stay focused, you will become entrenched in whatever situation is emotionally overactive at the moment. The solution to this problem is to consistently be in the center of your head, to call back your life force, and to regain your peace of mind—your clarity and balance.
There is a spiritual space in the center of your head, from which you will be able to filter out worldly circumstances and focus on controlling the intensity of your experiences. The center of your head is a place of balance and perspective. It is a place for you and only you. It is comparable to being in a spiritual cocoon. Think of this place as a personal inner space, offering you a bird’s-eye view of the reality of a situation. It can be place of peace, equanimity, and clarity. Maintaining an existence at the center of your head should be an ongoing process. It’s not something done once. Your ability to remain centered is important to your stability and growth.
Steps to Stay in the Center of Your Head
1. Focus your awareness on the center of your head.
2. Imagine a miniature version of yourself located at the midpoint, the point where two crossed lines, traveling through the center, meet.
3. Take time to create a mental picture of this sacred space exactly as you choose. It is your space to design and arrange any way you wish.
4. Imagine a trap door. If persons or issues invade your space, tell them to leave. Then, imagine their immediate evictions.
Remember: the center of your head is your sacred place. You control it, and you are responsible for keeping it free of negativity.
S&H: Can you explain “distant sensing” and do you think it’s something anyone can learn?
Yes! Anyone can learn to be a Distant Sensor. In fact, quite often beginners have fantastic success with successful development of this ability. The reason is because they come as a blank slate and have no preconceived notions or expectations about the ability.
Distant Sensing (also called Controlled Remote Viewing or (CRV) is an advanced psychic skill enabling a practitioner to mentally see objects hundreds or even thousands of miles away. It is an activity whereby the practitioner tunes in to an object, location, or event inaccessible by normal means—regardless of time, distance, or location.
Distant Sensing is implemented when an individual requests a practitioner (a Distant Sensor) to look into a past event or request a visit to a location as it existed in the past. It is also used when someone wants to view or peek at something locked or hidden away. Once the Distant Sensor locates the object or event and views it, the Distant
Sensor will report the revealed information to the individual. The Distant Sensor does this by using a structured process, incorporating written information, verbal statements, or illustrated sketches.
Distant Sensors are often asked to see places or objects situated in unreachable locations, which may be on the other side of the globe. They are also asked to describe events in the past, such as the outcome of Amelia Earhart’s last flight, or a look inside a sealed container or locked room.
The goal of Distant-Sensing efforts is to receive signals and messages from the subconscious mind, with the help of our senses, and then interpret and decode that data to the Sensor’s conscious mind. The signals are said to travel through the Sensor’s subconscious mind and then into the sensor’s consciousness, where it is deciphered into a form
(verbally or materially) that can be reported clearly to others. Psychics with this ability are expected to actually view or see things without previous information or assistance. This is commonly referred to as being blind to the target.
Power Tip from Michelle: The most successful and accurate psychics, mediums, distant sensors or the like have one thing in common: They have perfected the skill of ‘quieting their mind’ while engaged in their spiritual or psychic work. How do you achieve this? Meditate every day. It’s that essential and that simple.
Learn more about what’s inside Take The Leap: What It Really Means To Be Psychic and read the full book review at Spirituality & Health Magazine!