Spirituality & Health Magazine Interviews Michelle

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!

Expand your understanding of what it means to be psychic and how to awaken, amplify, and trust your inner voice.

S&H: How would you describe what being a psychic means?

Michelle:

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?

Michelle:

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?

Michelle:

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.

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S&H: What are the signs or characteristics of someone who would make a great candidate for psychic training?

Michelle:

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”?

Michelle:

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.

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S&H: How do you separate yourself and your emotions with those you’re engaged in?

Michelle:

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?

Michelle:

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!

 

The Precognitive Dream Telling the Future: How Do I Know I’m Having One?

What is a Precognitive Dream?

By and large, when we dream, we are in a passive experience wherein we project our thoughts, ideas and emotions into a movie screen of sorts. At some juncture, amidst this often abstract and creative experience there comes an occasional dream that seems “precognitive” in nature. This becomes apparent to the dreamer of course when that dream actualizes. It is here when the dream is met with a powerful awareness that what was once dreamed of, is now actual.

In a precognitive dream you are receiving information, facts and details about an event that comes true in the future. It’s very similar to sensations associated with Déjà Vu. So, if you’ve had this kind of experience then you know what a precognitive dream can feel like.

These powerful dreams are not incubated, they simply happen.

Precognition is Nothing New to the World

Did You Know?

When Sir Winston Churchill traveled in his car he always sat on his favorite side. He had a gut feeling one day and changed sides. Later that day, as he was in his car, a bomb exploded. The car was tossed up and onto two of its side wheels but because of where he was sitting, Churchill’s weight balanced the upheaval and the car didn’t overturn.

Abraham Lincoln had a dream about a funeral at the White House. Two weeks before he was assassinated in 1865, he told his wife that in the dream, he asked someone who was in the casket. They told him, and he heard in his dream, “the president of the United States”.

The well known story of Frankenstein, often cited as the world’s first science fiction novel, was inspired by author Mary Shelley’s vivid nightmare.

The father of quantum mechanics, Niels Bohr, often spoke of the inspirational dream that led to his discovery of the structure of the atom.

Elias Howe invented the sewing machine based on a famous dream that helped him understand the mechanical penetration of the needle. He was not the first person to create the idea of a sewing machine, however Howe made notable refinements to the design and was awarded the first US patent for a sewing machine using a lock-stitch design.

As we all know, Albert Einstein is famous for his genius insights into the nature of the universe. As it turns out, Einstein reached extraordinary scientific achievement – discovering the principle of relativity – after having a vivid dream.

Our world is literally inundated with impressive examples of precognitive dreams and how they have impacted human evolution and existence!

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Types of Precognitive Dreams

Symbolic Precognitive Dream

In this dream, symbolism presents the precognitive information but this is not realized until the actual event in waking life. This is a difficult dream to recognize. However symbols in the dream match (but also can exaggerate) the future event when it actualizes.

Literal Precognitive Dream

This is a first-person perspective precognitive dream and is often in great, literal detail. Here, you sense, think and feel aspects of the dream can actualize in the future. You might feel a sense of Déjà Vu with this dream.

3rd Person Precognitive Dream

This is you as an observer, from a third-person perspective. This precognitive dream can present in symbolic and literal form. The information being observed in the dream however does not mean it will ultimately occur from a first-person point of view.

Lucid Precognitive Dream

This is a dream while awake. Meaning, the person is awake and realizes that they are dreaming. This is a common place for precognitive dreams to emerge. An even more pronounced sense of of déjà vu can present in this dream. Also, there are two types of lucid dreams: an active lucid precognitive dream wherein the dreamer actively tries to engage the precognitive dream and an ambient lucid dream where in the dreamer passively observes the dream remaining within the usual dream flow.

How to Identify the Precognitive Dream

Visual Symbols

Precognitive dreams present a visual symbol letting you know time is of the essence. For example, preceding a precognitive dream you see a clock either facing forward or moving in a forward direction or hands of the clock facing forward. This lets you know to pay attention as this is to present again ahead, but in real life. The clock face becomes a symbol of a probable precognitive dream. This is just an example. You might also see a calendar, an hour glass, an image of the moon passing. Be mindful that you may receive a symbol unique to you that displays the message that time matters. Meaning: Let’s say you’re a musician, so your symbol showing time is of the essence may be a metronome, or a conductor of an orchestra.

Also keep in mind that holidays like Thanksgivings, Christmas, Easter, July 4th, a person’s birthday, Christmas trees, fall colors, sports like baseball, hockey, etc. By becoming alert to very specific time oriented symbols you can determine an approximate period for a possible future event’s manifestation.

Finally, be mindful of meeting people in your dreams state who you have never met yet later in waking life when you did meet these people they were exactly as you saw them in your dream, even down to the same clothing as in the dream.

Sounds and Voices

Pay particular attention the last dream right as you wake. Often, you will wake hearing a song or a few words and it’s not attached to an image or symbol. If this happens, pay attention! There is a reason you’re waking with this echoing in your mind. This is your subconscious requesting you listen to the dream and a clue of a connection to your daily life and/or what’s ahead. Be sure to listen and receive the words exactly as you hear them. Don’t make assumptions and take the message word for word.

Emotional Cues

If you feel a strong emotional urgency to pay attention to the dream then this dream may also be a suggestion that time is of the essence and the dream will come again in life. An example may be a dream of a birthday cake and someone birthday that is feel with especially intense emotion.

You can identify this emotion filled dream as it often comes amidst many placid dreams. So the emotional intensity of the dream is easily noticed and may even then repeat.

Repetition Matters

Dream events and dream symbols that repeat over and over again and in a short period of time often suggest the likely approach of a waking event. If the dream occurs two or three nights in a row and has intense emotion, do take note!

Last Dream

The last dream before waking is an important one. This is in part because it’s the dream we remember. This is your subconscious being very intentional and giving you clear indication that information in this dream is useful. This doesn’t mean that other dreams earlier in your sleep or as you fall into sleep are not precognitive so do still look to these earlier dreams for insight.

It’s like a Peloton

Precognitive dreams often come in clusters, packs or herds. So, as you notice one precognitive dream present, be on the lookout for more to follow!

Specializing in Your Expertise

We all have natural talents that are inherent to us. You may notice that your precognitive dreams follow areas of your expertise. Over time of journaling your dreams of this nature you may have numerous precognitive dreams about finances if you’re seasoned in the financial investment industry. A therapist or counselor who specializes in family events or relationships may receive precognitive events of this nature. Some people tune into purely positive precognitions and others only find negative precognitions. Over time you may even notice that an area of specialization actually expands or changes as you grow and your interest changes.

We Dream of What Interests Us

Like the emotion filled precognitive dream, the curiosity filled dream, too, gets our attention. You may notice these unique dreams are all about people or things that you want to know more about or are very intrigued by.

Look for the Oddities

Did you have a dream of an odd object? Make note of that odd thing about a place or event as the ‘oddity’ tells you it is ahead. This oddity symbol or phenomenon suggests that our dreaming perception may recall more easily or pay attention to the odd or unusual aspect of a future place or event.

How Do I Develop the Ability to Have Precognition Dreams?

1. Keep a dream journal.

– In your journal record and date each dream in detail as possible.
– Sketching and drawing counts. So, if words, emotions, images or sounds don’t manifest draw an expression of your dream as best you can.
– Come back to your dream later and study them. Listen to their wisdom on a literal and symbolic level.
– You’ll begin to analyze patterns of events and meaning of certain symbols in your dreams.

2. Start with Lucid dreaming.

– In this space you begin to open the door to a new kind of consciousness that encompassed things like out of body experiences and astral travel.

3. Be Open and Receptive.

– Your subconscious will begin to send you signs and symbols and messages, if you will listen. So, be especially tuned in and open to heightened messages.
– They may come to you in the form of symbols, thoughts, feelings, or physical sensations.

4. Practice Remaining Calm.

– When you are in equanimity, ease and peace messages of insight can reach you. You are also more in tune to emotional energies of people, events and circumstances in your environment. Meditate, Ground and Run Energy often to maintain healthy energy balance.

5. Live in the Moment.

– Embracing the present moment and thrive in the now. This will support you to becoming more receptive to the wealth of information your psychic mind wants to provide you. This happens very easily when you are present and grounded in the now.

6. Put the Puzzle Pieces Together.

– Precognition may manifest itself to you in what may seem like jumbled pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle. Your job is to be patient and put it all together, over time.

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I Want to Learn More About Precognition! How Do I Develop My Psychic Abilities?

Great! You must first begin to be more aware of your dreams. Information in dreams comes to you when it can’t reach the waking mind. So develop the facility for recalling dreams. A dream journal can help make you more able to recall the higher vibrational messages delivered to you in your sleep.

Be sure to check out this powerful Hemi-Sync music specifically designed to support your psychic development and maintain deep, restorative sleep!

Be sure to tune into The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice! This podcast will empower you to learn how to magnify the powers of your intuitive voice. In her own unique style, Michelle raises her vibrational energy to link with higher realms delivering insightful messages with grace, integrity, and the utmost care. Listen in and expand your understanding of what it means to be psychic and how to awaken, amplify, and trust your inner voice.

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Types of Spirit Guides & 3 Steps to Connect With Them

What Exactly Are Spirit Guides?

Spirit guides are entities designed to help and advise you on this physical plain of existence. Your guides—everyone has more than one—were given to you before you were made flesh. They are non-corporeal beings, assigned by the universal mind to travel alongside you while you exist on this earth. They are responsible for helping you navigate your way through life, expand your realization of your higher self, and make your journey easier. Spirit guides advise, nudge, comfort, and of course, guide. Their purpose is not to do things for you or make your decisions; they are there just to guide and inform. They are kindly entities, specifically concerned with your good—nothing more.

There are spirits of the departed, like loved ones who have passed on, engaged in helping and guiding, but they are not spirit guides. Spirit guides are different and should not to be confused with guardian angels or angels of any kind. The best explanation for spirit guides is to say they are entities, composed of energy, which do not have substance and which are often directed to aid your higher self. Spirit guides are uniquely able to help where intuition is not. This is because spirit guides know all that has been and is now going on in your life. They are entities that may or may not work in concert with other guides on your behalf.

Unique Characteristics of Our Spirit Guides

They may appear to have male or female characteristics, but they are neither male nor female. Those characteristics are there to aid your human understanding and to give you something with which you can easily identify. Spirit guides also communicate in a unique way. They come across through thoughts—strong thoughts. They send messages in the same way messages are sent to Spirit Interactors (mediums). Know that their connection with humans is always gentle. You should think about it as receiving a message unlike intuition or mental insight. It is stronger and more directed than that.

The best way to think of spirit guide connections is to think of them as concerned messages with direction. Spirit guide relationships are also unique. They are relationships you should cultivate as any other meaningful and important relationship requiring nurturing and caring. A spirit guide relationship needs the same level of commitment and time any significant relationship requires. The more time and attention you give to cultivating open lines of communication with your guide, the stronger your relationship will become.

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Psychic Development: The 5 Types of Spirit Guides

Best Friend Guide

Your best friend guide will be your main guide. It will be the one with whom you will spend most of your time and have most of your interaction. This guide is similar to a friend. It behaves like a companion, bringing comfort, laughter, and joy. It is around to remind you to handle situations with kindness and diplomacy. It is there to remind you to take a breath when things go wrong and to be patient with things difficult to change. This guide advises when choices involve your happiness. It is believed that this guide has lived a human life; because of this, it understands all you are experiencing and what the outcomes of decisions may be.

If you need a little boost to balance your day or to reignite your clarity of thought, your best friend guide is the one to help. If you find yourself a bit down about, expect your best friend guide to appear and prompt you to rethink your situation. It will remind you to laugh. Remember: your best friend guide is always present.

Guardian Guide

The job of your guardian guide is to keep you aware, forewarned, and safe. This guide often comes with messages of caution and warning. Think of the guardian guide as your chief protector. If you have a feeling cautioning you, it is probably your guardian guide, instructing you to be careful.

Wisdom or Scholar Guide

The wisdom or scholar guide is the teacher. If it were a being living on earth, it might take on the form of a wise old man with profound insights. It might be an individual with incomparable wisdom, whom you would find easy to trust. If you have questions about learning, education, or philosophy, this is the guide who will assist you. It is the spiritual guru, versed in education and learning.

Body-Balance Guide

We have only one physical body, and it is sacred. The body-balance guide is concerned with your health and wellness—your diet, exercise, and medical care. If you hear a voice advising, “That is not a good choice for your body,” listen. It is your body- balance guide giving you a nudge.

Short Term Guides

It is possible to ask the universe for short-term guides to help you. These are guides with a particular skill or information. If you are writing a book, then you may want to call on a guide skilled in that area. If you are preparing for a test, you may need a guide with expertise in that particular field of study. All kinds of spirit guides, as helpful as they are, can’t and won’t make decisions for you. They’re available only to assist you. There is a conundrum about the effectiveness of guides. Because we have a deep, intuitive knowledge about what is right for us and what is right to do, we don’t always need a voice outside of ourselves—spirits, spirit guides, or anyone else—telling us what to do. But because human beings tend not to obey those things they know to be right, other entities often need to intervene to reinforce the necessity for doing what is right. Insecurity over a decision may not be valid. Dig deep within, and the choice will always be clear. Just remember to make choices that meld with your own goals and needs—not the goals and needs of others. The good news is that if you think you need the advice of a guide, you can have one whenever you choose.

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Here’s How to Connect With Your Spirit Guides

  • Set your intention to connect with your spirit guide.
  • Sit in a relaxed, meditative state in a comfortable location. Meditation is where the profound, but remarkably gentle joining of you and your spirit guide will happen.
  • Say a prayer to invite your guide to join you. You might say, “Spirit guide, thank you for coming. I intend accurate, open, clear lines of communication with you. I invite you into my
    space now.”
  • Listen and trust.
  • Know that messages are subtle. Don’t look for them. Let them float in naturally.
  • Use your Sense-Abilities.
  • Be consistent. Don’t give up if messages from your guides don’t present right away. This is a magnificently high vibrational relationship process. You and your spirit guides are adjusting to one another. It requires raising your vibrational frequency and lowering theirs. You will meet somewhere in the middle. It may require a few meditations before you have a clear awareness of
    your guides.

Yes, Naming Your Spirit Guide is a Good Thing!

People often ask, “How do I find my guide, and what is his or her name?” Connecting with spirit guides is done in several ways. One is meditation. Meditation does not require any special training or insight. It is a simple process. Quiet your mind. When you feel you are substantially calm, ask your spirit guide to tell you his or her name. After you have asked, listen. Trust the first name that comes to your mind. That is the name of your guide. While some believe it is important to know the name of their spirit guides, others believe it has no relevance. Knowing your guide’s name is not essential. The feelings and relationships you develop with your guide and the messages you receive are essential. Names are nothing more than a human system for identifying and connecting with people and things.

To identify whether or not a spirit is a guide, use the three times rule. If you receive the same message three times, it is a clue you are receiving guidance from a spirit guide. Pay attention to the repeated nudges and messages you receive, as your guides will send messages through those portals as well. You may feel it important to do something, and when the nudge occurs strongly three times, your guide is attempting to corral you in a certain direction. The reasons may be unclear to you at first, but your guide will make them obvious later. Use your Sense-Abilities
to tune into your guide for support when you need it.

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How to Distinguish Between the Highly Sensitive Person, Empath and Clairsentient?

What’s the Difference? The Highly Sensitive Person, Empath and Clairsentient

It’s easier than you think!

Think of them in layers and one being slightly more enhanced than the next yet equally special in their own way.

They are indeed similar, and you may be exclusively more one than the other. You may also have a bit of them all!

Remember that regardless of your lean or ability, these are true gifts! Honor them, care for them and use them for the highest of good, love and light. Set the intention to use your gifts to guide, support and help those in need, spreading your own light throughout the world.

Let’s get started!

Highly Sensitive Person

“What exactly is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?” you ask. This term began to receive notoriety by the well-known psychologist, Dr. Elain Aron who discovered through research and studies that as much as 20 percent of the population are bestowed with a unique and heightened sensitivity to the world around them. These people get things quick, are a step ahead of the game and easily notice more than the average person. They are very in tune to the external stimuli around them.

How to Know If You’re an HSP

Highly sensitive people are especially sensitive to smell, taste, sound and feelings or emotions. In addition, certain foods and flavors and things like caffeine or even the smallest doses of medicine affect them in drastic ways. They also have a few other unique characteristics:

  • Bright lights, especially fluorescent lights, overwhelm you. You might even hear the humming of the lights and become agitated by it.
  • Must have quite time having been in sensory rich, loud, busy settings.
  • Especially sensitive to works of art and it may even bring you to tears or emotion of some kind.
  • Very uneasy when you have little time to complete a long list of to-dos.
  • Odoriferous settings leave you overwhelmed and in need of fresh air.

In sum, the HSP is very emotionally in tune to their environment and in many cases they don’t know why. They subconsciously receive the often very subtle clues in body language, tone of voice, and/or facial expressions of those they are interacting with at any given time.

What is an Empath

In turn, the empath can feel the emotions of all those around them including animals. They are highly sensitive to the energy field of human or animals, also called the aura. The difference here, as we add on a layer, is that the empath will absorb the emotional energy of those around them taking the emotions on as if they were their own. Yes, they literally experience the exact same emotional effects in their own bodies of those near.

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A Classic Empath vs. HSP Experience

Scenario: A heated conversation occurs in a room or setting of some kind between two people.

The HSP, unaware of the tense conversation, knocks and enters the room and the couple does a splendid job of acting as though nothing is happening. The HSP, upon entering the room would sense the tone of the room immediately because they can perceive the ever so subtle cues of body language, voice intonation and facial mannerism regardless that these cues may be hidden quite well.

However, the empath could enter the same room hours after the arguing two left the room and still feel and even absorb the emotional residual energy from the argument without any obvious physical evidence that it took place.

There is no hard and fast rule, but you might think of it like this: Most empaths are HSP but not all HSP are empaths.

A Few Empathic Traits

  • Must turn off the television when you see violence or tragedy.
  • Literally feel the emotion of others when you are near them.
  • Often root for the losing team or the underdog in a situation.
  • Empaths are highly creative and have extremely rich imaginations, hence vivid dreams.
  • They know when someone is being dishonest.
  • Many empaths are natural healers involved in healing, medicinal or therapeutic arts.

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We Arrive at the Clairsentient

Now then, adding on yet another layer, we explore the Clairsentient. Clairsentients are quite often highly sensitive people as well as empaths.

Clairsentients, just like empaths can sense the emotional energy around them and take it on as their own.  The clear feeling ability of the clairsentient expands a bit further allowing them to make absolute sense of the information regarding that energy around them. Here’s what I mean by that: Clairsentients have a sixth sense or heightened sensory ability that takes them beyond mere physical or emotional. They add in a component now of knowing much like the clairvoyant receives knowing through visions or images. So, the Clairsentient may have a physical sensation response to a person around them such as a tingling in their hands and know with absolute certainty this person needs physical healing. They may feel a throbbing in their throat (throat chakra) and receiving a direct knowing of this feeling, such as this person is sick with a cough, healed from cancer or more symbolically is needing to express more in life.

Along with their heightened sensory awareness and ability to absorb the emotional energy of those around them, clairsentients also gain great knowing (symbolic, factual or physical) from extrasensory perception that they can then use to guide someone.

Using our scenario above regarding the two people in the room involved in the heated argument, the Clairsentient would enter the room hours later and not only tune into the energy of the room but they would also be able to perceive clear and specific knowing regarding details about the two in the argument such as a sense about why they were arguing about. They may also feel in their body the sensations one or the other was feeling during the tense interaction – such as heart racing, sweaty palms or grief. They may also get a sense through feelings of what’s impending such as a break up or divorce.

Clairsentient Abilities & Traits

  • You give more attention to feelings of experiences in their daily life.
  • Your language includes words like feel, touch and sense vs. hear, see or smell. For example, you say, “As I consider this project, I feel …” as opposed to “As I consider this project, I’m hearing you say or I’m envisioning …”
  • A classic clairsentient response is the chills in your body. When this happens, pay attention to what’s happening around you and become aware of higher consciousness signs, symbols and messages presenting for you in the moments surrounding this.
  • You’ve experienced a sensation of a slight touch somewhere on your body – perhaps your shoulder or head to find no one there.
  • Your feel the emotions of others, this emotion often manifests physically in your body (inside your body or outside your body) and you have a sense of knowing, through a heightened sensory ability, what this is related to and/or how you can help.

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There you have it! There are many similarities between these three terms however there is a stark difference between each that accounts for the main difference. Remember, you might be one, all three or a combination of each. Over time, learning and development you’ll better discern this knowing. May this new level of understanding these ‘emotional abilities’ point you in a new and valuable direction!

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Exploring Past Lives & Akashic Records

Are Past Lives Real?

“Have I lived a past life?” you ask. Let’s explore that …

According to data released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, a quarter of Americans now believe in reincarnation. A billion Hindus and a half-billion Buddhists — not to mention the ancient Greeks, certain Jews and a few Christians — have believed in reincarnation for thousands of years. For them, you are born, you live, and then you die, and, since no one has lived a perfect life, your soul is born again.  You are born again—not in a metaphorical sense or in some other location or sphere, but right here on earth. The brilliance of reincarnation is the ability of seeing history as your history. It gives you a different sense of what it means to be human.

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How Can I Discern I’ve Lived a Past Life? 

How do you know if you’ve ever lived a past life? Everyone has. There are clues you can look to that indicate the reality of a past life. It isn’t proof, but it is a hint.

  • Dr. Brian Weiss, a specialist on past life regression, says the most common sign you’ll encounter is the feeling of déjà vu—the sensation that you’ve met a person before or been in a particular location you know for sure you have had no connection with in this life.
  • Another indication is the feeling that a dream you’ve had is real—so real that you feel as though you were actually there. Still another hint is excelling in a talent or ability you’ve never studied or practiced. Imagine having something like a woodworking skill and not really know why.
  • A soul mate or soul family is another signal that you’ve lived a past life. A soul mate, soul companion or soul family is the result of a relationship that was forged in some other life. It is very common to travel through various lives with the same group of souls. We learn our spiritual lessons and accumulate or resolve our karma with those soul-groups.

Relationships may change from life to life, but the souls we encounter are the same. If you want to explore whether this is true for you, take the time to dive deeply into any event you know did not happen to you in this life. Exploring what those incidents might mean will give you insights into your now and your past.

Past Lives Now Lead Us to the Akashic Records

This brings us to the Akashic Records, where all this, ever was, and ever will be is stored – including past lives.

Psychics believe there is a place where every human word and deed throughout all time has been recorded. Those records—a collection of every human event, thought, word, emotion and intent that have occurred in the past, present, or future—is called the Akashic records. This suppository of information of human consciousness is encoded in a non-physical existence known as the etheric plane.

This library of all-existence holds the record of your soul’s journey from the first time you appeared in the source, until you eventually return home. No matter whether you are a new soul or an ancient one, the Akashic energy is the holographic repository of all your thoughts, feelings, actions and deeds, from each lifetime you have ever lived.

Just knowing whom you were in the past, who you are today, and who you are meant to be in the future, influences the life you lead now. It influences your relationships, your belief systems, and the future realities you draw toward yourself.

Who Can Access the Akashic Records?

Everyone can access the information from the Akashic Records at any time and from anywhere. The flashes of intuition and knowing-hunches that occur every day are glimpses into the wisdom contained in the Akashic Records.  Every being in the Universe contributes to, and can access, the Akashic Records.  Because we are all created by and connected to its energy, our divine birthright includes having access to the wisdom and knowledge contained therein.

It is possible to learn about your relationships, your health, your soul path, even your past lives and every other conceivable topic. The answers you receive during an Akashic reading offers help and hope as well as empowerment by knowing the truth of your situation and the possibilities unfolding in your life.

How Can I Access the Akashic Records?

How do you gain access to this information? It’s simple. You ask. You relax and have an open mind. You take on the stance that it is possible. It is all about surrounding yourself with the most loving and healing energy you can muster.

It is important to feel completely safe in a zone of benign emotions and achieve a meditative state. If you feel rushed or unsure about your results, it will be difficult to retrieve the information you seek. Take your time to concentrate on what you need and proceed with confidence. Here are some formal steps to help you even further:

  1. Discern what you desire to know. Be clear and concise. For example, “It is my intention to travel to and access the Akashic Records.
  2. Quiet your mind, be in a meditative space. Make an agreement with your sub conscious self that you will come back to all the to-dos of the day later. Focus on your intention of accessing the Akashic Records.
  3. If you are working with guides as for their assistance now.
  4. State your specific question out loud. Be clear, concise and specific with your question. All questions are okay. You may say, “I’d like to know what is right for me to know about my most recent past life.” Be patient as the answer comes.
  5. Use all of your senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell and feeling. Who is it connecting with you? Ask this spiritual being to come forward. Ask their name. Then, listen as they respond to your question. Your answer may come in a symbol, a sound or song, an image, a memory or even a feeling. Again, pay very close attention to all your senses, even your physical body.
  6. As you are ready to be complete, thank the spiritual presence for sharing their message. Now, take the time to journal this experience. Did you receive your answer? Did you access the Akashic Records? What did it look like or feel like? Did you see structures? It may be that you saw temples or domes. Perhaps you were led to library or scrolls?

Everyone will have a unique experience. You may come upon spirit guides and or angelic like forms. One this if for sure, this experience is akin to channeling and you may feel like you’re in a dream. Did you feel like you were in a movie? This is possible as you open to the sacred documents of all that is, ever was or ever will be. Whatever your experience, it is sacred and real. You can now access this anytime you desire.

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Develop Your Psychic Ability at The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice!

Listen to the entire iTunes podcast episode on this topic at The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice! Learn more about the Akashic Records and Past Lives in my award-winning psychic development book, Take the Leap: What It Really Means to be Psychic. Access 4 courtesy chapters here
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All About Runes & Receiving the Guidance You Desire!

Runes Have Been Around a Long Time

Today, it’s all about Runes: what they are and knowing how they can help answer many of life’s questions.

While the word ‘rune’ means mystery, whisper or secret, it is no secret why the ancients relied on it to look into the future and explain the events of the present. Runes are an oracle-reading system or form of divination used to gain insights and advice.

Runes, which are most commonly made of stone or wood, display a symbol from each of the runic alphabet on them. The oldest symbols being from the Germanic runic alphabet.

The Variety is Plentiful!

There are different kinds of Rune stones depending on which alphabet you choose to follow; Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, Cirth, Elder Futhark, Gothic Runes, Hungarian Runes, Turkic, Younger Futhork.  It is the Elder Futhark Rune alphabet emerging in popularity; it is also known as the alphabet with the “blank”.

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Four Simple Steps to Use Runes

The Runes are traditionally placed in a spread or pattern of several tiles for reading. Each symbol displayed on the Rune has a particular meaning and is interpreted in conjunction with how they are spread out. There are 24 or 33 symbols on each stone—depending on the alphabet you are using. And, each symbol has a particular meaning and interpretation.

There are several methods for getting the answers you seek.

  1. Close your eyes, concentrate on your question and choose a rune from its pouch. Your choice will be your answer.
  2. Concentrate on the question at hand and then gently toss all the runes from the bag onto a soft surface. Search the runes that stand out and read your answer.
  3. Lay the runes out in grid and let your hand pass over them slowly while concentrating on what answer you need. Use your left hand if you are right-handed and your right hand if you are left-handed. You will sense the rune that holds the answer to your question.
  4. Place your mind in a neutral state. Ban worry and concerns from your thinking. Now draw three runes from the bag and line them up. The first rune will be the answer to a past situation, the second one to a present situation, and the last one the answer to a future situation. This type of reading comes from a Norse mythology of three sisters who were able to decide mankind’s fate.

Receiving Answers Using Shapes & Runes

There are also readings done with the runes in a particular shape.

The diamond-shaped reading is good for gaining insights regarding immediate outcomes.

A cross-shaped spread for a life-path reading, and a circle reading to learn about the romantic energy between two people. Finally, there is the Well of Wyrd that comes directly from Norse mythology. It is said the tree of life receives its water from this well and that Odin discovered the Runes there. This reading is complex and requires study. It gives insight into multiple questions and probable fates.

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Do I Need to Take a Course In Runes? 

One need not study to learn how to read Runes. Most any set will come with a booklet describing the symbols and characters. There are also a number of Rune books available that give detailed meanings, interpretations and history.

Runes are just one more form of divination to help you along life’s journey. You may find this method resonates with you. Enjoy your discovery!

How Do I Learn More About Runes and Other Intuitive Modalities

Be sure to tune into The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice! This podcast will empower you to learn how to magnify the powers of your intuitive voice. In her own unique style, Michelle raises her vibrational energy to link with higher realms delivering insightful messages with grace, integrity, and the utmost care. Listen in and expand your understanding of what it means to be psychic and how to awaken, amplify, and trust your inner voice.

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Psychic Development: What Is It like to Be Psychic?

About Being a Psychic

The difference between those with psychic Sense-Abilities and those without is simply a matter of training and intention. The mind is not just a function of the body, like an arm or a leg. It is a powerful tool from which we can access the universe and our inner selves. Each of us can learn to stand in our own power, in our own way, and in our own time; psychic training can do all of that.

You see, psychics, and those who are interested in investigating the power of the universe and the unexplainable, share the same characteristics. You’ve met them. They are people who seem to know what’s going to happen before it happens, those who seem to read minds, those who are both cursed and blessed by being highly intuitive. They are people who appear to go about their lives in a different way.

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What Psychics Do in Their Day

Psychics,
• 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.

Sometimes a person will find himself or herself inundated with a strong suspicion of being more intuitive and more introspective than most. It is quite common that a person will come face-to-face with an overwhelming desire to find out what is actually behind what is seemingly unexplainable. Life often changes in an instant, forcing us to adjust to new information and new realities. But our adjustments to those changes are often gradual. Life changes can be like a soft, sloping curve on which we find ourselves on the other side of a theory, without having recognized the forces that moved us there.

How Do I Know I have Psychic Propensities?

Everything begins with feelings and occurrences you know are more than mere coincidence—strange and undeniable knowings you find impossible to ignore. You may have experienced a strong urge to call a relative, only to find out that you were needed at that very moment. Experiences like these happen more often to you than to others. During those times, acting on those feelings or urges—not logic—produces positive results. There may be times you suspect there is something beyond what’s called reality, something residing in the world of the paranormal.

It is said that psychic connections are made when a person picks up information in an uncommon way or from an unusual source. Psychic connections are said to be in play when a person acquires knowledge he or she could not have known—information emanating from a source outside of individual understanding, separate from any previous experiences or prior knowledge. While there is no scientific proof that these occurrences are psychic in nature, science has yet to explain them. Any psychic will attest that the proof is in the pudding. He or she has seen it and knows that such information comes directly from the universal mind, the higher self, and/or vibrations sent by other souls— the universal matrix. Psychics believe paranormal principles are the explanation.

Numerous techniques exist by which a person can investigate these mysteries. The investigations center entirely on different psychic practices and specialties psychics pursue. A majority of individuals believe intuition gives us the same information that comes from logical evaluation, personal experience, learned knowledge, and educated conclusions. However, psychics believe that they not only have access to information intuition provides, but that they have the benefit of information that has been passed down from the universe for millennia. They believe information is accessible at the behest of the universal mind and often available through a connection with deceased souls residing in a different reality. Psychics tune into higher sources from outside the human intellect, beyond intuition and learning. Tuning into higher sources of information begins when individuals aggressively direct their focus on becoming aware of themselves and the world around them. Every day they engage in the paranormal practice of communicating with a higher realm of consciousness, but they are just not aware of doing so.

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As a Psychic, Your Intention & Awareness Matters

Once you purposely make it a point to become aware, you will begin to find something else is at work. If you take time to analyze events nonchalantly referred to as coincidences, hunches, urges, or that inner voice, you will come to realize there is more to know about reality. It is even possible you may discover or become aware of the psychic strengths you tend to have. Pay attention to all your hunches, urges, and coincidences, and see if there are deeper messages and/or meanings. In order to stretch your mind’s ability to glean more, listen to them. Psychics look deep into their daily happenings in an effort to make sense of their lives and the roles they play in the universe. Psychics, as a result of centering on their awareness, learn from which specific events they receive most of their insights. This knowledge alerts future psychics to what the essence of their future practices should be.

Psychic Development: How to Get Started Opening to Your Psychic Gifts

It is not uncommon for one specific psychic practice (or perhaps several different practices) to resonate solidly with you—techniques that seem more in tune with your soul self than others. All practices are worth exploring in a sincere effort to find your way. Your intention to become aware of your surroundings and yourself will lead you to psychic practices most representing your connection with other dimensions and realities. Those who learn to interpret their urges and those who sincerely attempt to develop their psychic natures will find the following becomes true:

• Your meditations and methods of concentration will strengthen communication between the two hemispheres of your brain. They will enhance the brain’s overall activity level and thereby increase brain function.
• The practice of psychic energy will place your mind and body in balance; your overall physical, emotional, and spiritual well being will improve.
• You will achieve a balanced mind and body connection that will greatly facilitate the reception of psychic messages. It will open the way for clearer thinking and reasoning.
• Your insights involving your inner voice will improve.
• Your senses will become finely tuned (seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting).
• You will develop a sixth sense, a more intuitive knowing.
• The meditations and other techniques you practice will improve your concentration and awareness.
• You will develop an open pathway to your subconscious.
• You will uncover hidden truths about yourself and situations in your life.
• You will experience enhanced recognition of your inner voice that will help prevent the buildup of negative emotions and thinking.
• You will gain a more complete perspective on issues.
• You will make more integrated decisions.

To embark on the serious development of personal psychic abilities, you must purposely engage in investigating the powers existing within and around you. A psychic pursuit is never a selfish pursuit. The psychic pathway is gentle, powerful, and always non coercive.

I Want to Learn More!

If you are interested in learning more about how to connect deeply with higher power messages from your own thoughts, check out my Beginning Psychic and Mediumship Development Program. You might also enjoy Take the Leap: What It Really Means to Be Psychic as a start! Get your first four chapters free!

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Maintaining Balance in Your Emotional Energy with EFT

Emotional Energy and What Impacts It

Emotions are energy. Actually, emotional energy is energy in motion. While it is true that the hours you work and the amount of sleep you get contribute to your energy levels, energy is derived as much from your emotional well-being as it does from all that is happening around you.

Your emotional energy is an energy thermometer and can often signal a personal energy crisis. Your life may be full and satisfying but it may also be too full. You may find yourself overwhelmed and running on empty.

We are told to take care of our bodies, but leave our souls to languish. It is not selfish to work at our soul health. Emotional energy is the fuel that powers our physical and mental engines.

Caring for our emotional energies start with a regular connection with nature and spending time alone if you are an introvert or time with others if you are an extrovert. Know that the most debilitating drain on energy is self-criticism. Be sure to catch any negative chatter that goes on in your brain and restate it. Turn negative self-talk into positives.

Emotions are energy and that energy is derived as much from your emotional well-being as it does from external sources. We live in a culture that tells us that winning and finishing is everything. However, quitting or admitting you made a wrong decision is a better course of action. Releasing what doesn’t work calms our emotions and frees us to experience an energy buildup for other things we need to do.

Another energy destroyer is a lack of boundaries—the inability to set parameters around how we want to be treated and how far we are willing to accept behaviors. You’ve heard the saying, “Get a life.” Personalizing your life increases your energy and fuels your well-being.

Pay attention to when the expectations of others interfere with your own wants and needs. Don’t allow their ideas of your duties and responsibilities to crowd your days and rob you of the joy of daily living. And, whatever you do, don’t worry. Worry is merely practicing over and over again, in relentless repetition, something without a solution that may never happen.

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Tapping and Emotional Balance 

Imagine tapping away all that emotional burden you’ve been caring and even any chronic pain you’re experiencing. Yes, it’s absolutely possible! Imagine no acupuncture, no pills, no injections, and no doctor visits. Imagine a healing from emotional and physical ailments without the cost of a professional. EFT tapping may be the answer and often works where nothing else will to maintain emotional and even physical balance. EFT—emotional freedom technique—breathes fresh air into the healing process by borrowing from the Chinese, the meridian system. While acupuncture, acupressure and the like primarily focuses on physical ailments, EFT stands back from this ancient process and points it at emotional issues as well.

EFT is a way to heal the body, relieve physical pain, release emotional traumas and create a life of abundance and joy, and does it through this strange looking, but wildly effective technique, Nick Ortner calls “tapping.”

EFT is closely related to acupuncture, but it doesn’t use needles. Instead, it uses a simple two-pronged process that allows you to mentally “tune in” to specific psychological problems while stimulating the body’s meridian points by tapping on them with our fingertips.

Properly done, EFT appears to balance disturbances in the meridian system and often reducing conventional therapies from years to months, hours to minutes.

How Does EFT Work?

The basic Tapping process is easy to learn and can be performed anywhere, with impressive do-it-yourself results. Need a boost when psychologically challenged, concentrate on the problem and tap. The basic technique is portable and costs nothing. There is no special education or special tools required.

The body, like everything in the universe, is composed of energy. Restore balance to the body’s energy, and you will mend the negative emotions and physical symptoms that stem from energy disruption. Tapping restores the body’s energy balance, and negative emotions are conquered.

The Chinese discovered 100 meridian points that when stimulated, would heal. Acupuncture takes years to master. Acupuncture practitioners must memorize hundreds of meridian points along the body and the proper use of needles. Tapping requires no such education. It gives you the power to heal yourself, putting control over your destiny and health back into your hands. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues standing in the way of healing. It is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural healing potential of the human body.

Research done at a prestigious university found that the brain’s stress and fear response is controlled by an almond-shaped part of your brain called the amygdala. It was discovered that stimulating the meridian points as used in acupuncture, acupressure, and of course, tapping, controls the affects stress and fear create. The points that have to be stimulating and the mental exercises that have to be practiced can be located on any number of websites.

To have quick access to the technique, and get answers to your questions, seek out Nick Ortner, the creator of EFT.

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Daily Balance & Forging Forward

Bottom line: Say, “yes” to yourself and be mindful of the fact that unmade decisions and postponed projects kill your energy stores. The quality and quantity of your emotional energy supply is completely within your control whether you employ EFT or any other modality. The quality of our lives directly correlates to our emotional energy. There are few things with which we have so much power. Take yours in hand and assume the responsibility of putting more joy in your life. When we have more joy, we give more away.

How Can I Learn Even More?

The first step to accessing and understanding energy and the higher self starts with developing your intuition. My book, Take the Leap: What It Really Means to Be Psychic is available now! Check out four courtesy chapters at www.TakeTheLeapBook.com

You might also consider expanding your understanding of energy  with our popular online program: ONLINE ONLY Psychic Development Program!

7 Steps to Harness the Power of Your Intuition

Intuition vs Instinct

Intuition, as important as it is, is not the same as instinct. The words intuition and instinct are often used inter-changeably but are completely different. Intuition is an innate knowledge or belief of something you can’t explain but you know is right. Instinct, on the other hand, is an autonomic response to stimuli without thinking. An instinctive human reaction is to raise your hand when you think someone might strike you. It is a natural behavior that functions according to fixed patterns, but intuition is a mental process that happens outside the realm of preset behaviors.

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The Power of Intuition

Intuition is a process that takes place in the mind. It uses past events, and insignificant information and unrecognized trivia, to aid our perception. With intuition, you may find that somehow you are able to recognize things and situations not plainly evident. It is an unexplainable insight that nudges you to see beyond the obvious. For example, you may sense someone is not telling you the truth. You have no explanation for it, but your gut tells you something is not right. Intuition is the thoughts and feelings you have about a particular situation that can’t be explained or justified by logic, and is often correct.

Your spirit is disseminating emotions, experiences, feelings, and acquired knowledge that gives you what is called intuitive instruction. It is intuition that is prompting you—instructing you—to consider what you are feeling and what your other faculties are saying. Intuition has the ability to talk to us in unexpected ways. It works with both your conscious and unconscious mind. It also uses your body to send messages unique to you.

Our mind has the ability to archive all kinds of information not logged in on a conscious level. We often pick up information subconsciously without comprehending it, such as body language, tone of voice, or a particular look. It is quite possible that your intuition has been working for you your entire life and has always sent you messages you should have heeded.

The voice of intuition can be so strong and so persistent that it leaves you without rest until you carry out its dictates. You can learn to fully recognize your intuition’s nudging in time and with practice. And when you do, that feeling of persistent nudging should always get your attention. So, pay attention to your intuition and watch for any physical responses. It may be intuition sending you a message.

The Steps to Increasing Your Intuitive Power

The point to most everything in life is to become better at whatever talents and skills we were gifted. The same is true for anything within the psychic realm. Today we’ll discuss what foundational principles are essential for psychic growth.

Clairvoyants are those with an exceptional ability to gaze into the spiritual realm through their mind’s eye and detect things exhibited as nonphysical energies. Everyone is endowed with some measure of clairvoyance. The trick is to learn how to increase your clairvoyant power and make better sense of the world around you.

  • The first and foremost foundation for increasing any psychic power, regardless of the extent of that power, is to put self aside. It is essential that you rely on the power of the universe and not yourself. The universe is attempting to speak through you, so don’t limit it with self.
  • Take time to relax. Meditate and breathe slowly. Rid your mind of every thought. Meditation alone will change your brain waves, decrease your metabolic rate and relieve tension.
  • To increase your clairvoyant skills, be sure to maintain a positive attitude at all times and believe in what you are doing. A level of faith is essential. If you think it isn’t going to work, it won’t. You can’t be in tune with your mystic gifts unless you are at peace with yourself, your beliefs, and others.
  • Overcome any fears you have about being a psychic. Psychic contacts and other supernatural phenomena can be frightening, but fear can hinder your ability more than negativity. If you want to get in touch with your spiritual side, you can’t be afraid of what you will learn or see. Instead, think of the good you can do with the power you were given.
  • Practice. You need to become familiar with the process of connecting with the spiritual realm. You have to learn what to expect and what your skills are capable of doing. You can’t just have a fleeting experience with something as serious and as discerning as messages sent from the universe. Practice enough to learn to trust it and correctly interpret the messages you receive.
  • Take time to feel what it means to be in the moment and gain confidence in what you are learning. Move your familiarity with your clairvoyant skills from friend to companion.
  • And whatever you do, remember any use of your powers should be for the benefit of others, not for personal gain or recognition. People who become selfish with their skills tend to lose them, and your perceptions and interpretations will only be a projection of self—an unreliable reading.

You will hear me give this advice often. Forgetting self is the foundation of any psychic practice at any level. A serious and giving mindset is path to expanding your power. If you are unsure of what powers you may have, take a look at chapter six in Take the Leap. You’ll get a good introduction to what it means to be psychic.

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I Want to Learn More!

If you are interested in learning more about how to connect deeply with higher power messages from your own thoughts, check out my Beginning Psychic and Mediumship Development Program. You might also enjoy Take the Leap: What It Really Means to Be Psychic as a start! Get your first four chapters free!

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The 6 Must-Knows of Hearing and Trusting Your Intuition

First Things First: The Skinny on Psychic Ability and Intuition

Intuition is an important function of the human mind. It is a real and scientific phenomenon. It is as real as your physical body, and exists alongside your thoughts and emotions. Intuition is the strongest connection you have to your own subconscious. It also gives you unprecedented access to the source of all creativity, wisdom as well as a unique level of discernment.

The more you listen to your intuition, and the more you act on what it tells you, the more sensitive and confident about its messages you will become.

The value intuition has on our lives is often dismissed. Our western values teach us not to trust our intuition. And because of that, many of us spend inordinate amounts of time discounting every message our subconscious sends and then regretting any decision we made as a result of listening.

Intuition has a difficult time getting past the rational mind. You can’t explain intuition, but you can come to know it and trust it. You see intuition is the difference between our intellectual, logical mind and the more encompassing realm of spirit. Logic is how the mind knows reality; intuition is how the spirit experiences that reality.

Malcolm Gladwell, in his bestselling book, Blink, describes situations where we can do your best thinking when we don’t think at all. His book is about the power of intuition although he does not call it that. Gladwell believes the phenomenon of intuition is wrongly defined. He believes the concept relates solely to emotional reactions and gut feelings that don’t appear to be rational. However, he believes messages that come in the blink of an eye—the first two seconds it is received—is completely rational. He goes on to say that what happens, “… is just thinking that moves a little faster and operates a little more mysteriously than the kind of deliberate, conscious decision-making we usually associate with thinking.”

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The Must-Knows of Accessing Your Intuition

  1. No Second Guessing: To enhance the reliability of your intuition don’t second guess it or doubt it before you get a chance to act on it.
  2. Listen to Your Body: Obey the sensations going on in your body and don’t allow outside pressures to influence you.
  3. Say Yes to Enlightened Moments: Allow any “ah-ha” moments to guide your actions, and if you have to, ask for guidance from your higher power. You may get an eerie feeling about someone that comes in a flash. But, stay with it and don’t hurry onto the next thought or lose the insight.
  4. Fear vs. Unbiased vs. Hope: As you become adept at interpreting your intuitions, you will need to distinguish unbiased intuition from fear-based or hopeful thinking disguised as intuition.
  5. Be in Neutrality: Reliable intuitive messages are usually delivered unemotionally, although they may have a compassionate, affirming tone. They often come through as clear and crisp with a detached sensation.
  6. TRUST: The word of the day is “trust.” When it comes to listening to your intuition, “trust it.” Your subconscious is communicating important information. Trust it. Trust your gut.

You’re Ready: Now, Let’s Turn Up the Power of Your Intuition

To increase the power of your intuition, you will have to identify and release any core beliefs you have about the validity of intuition. You will have to separate past emotional reactions and hurts from messages your intuition may be trying to send.

To claim your intuitive powers, admit you don’t have data to support your decision, but you are going with your gut anyway. If what your intuition is telling you is contrary to what things appear to be, go with your intuition.

Great leaders in history and people we hold in great esteem are not people who used spreadsheets to convince a skeptical audience of their views or decide what path to follow. They argued their position form their own base of credibility and conviction—the decisions they made because of the prompting of intuition.

Everyone knows that hard data is essential for certain kinds of decision-making, but not everyone knows or appreciates the power of listening to your gut—your intuition.

Everyone has an experience where they realized their intuition was right and that they should have gone with their gut. That is because intuition is more right than it is ever wrong.

Sometimes your intuition will tell you to wait—to wait and make a decision or wait for additional information before you make a decision. The power of the collective consciousness of the universe and your higher self often collaborate with your intuition to deliver information. Your intuition may be saying to wait for that collaboration to happen.

You may often find that logic feels better but your gut denies it. Go with your gut. Remember, intuition isn’t witchcraft. It is a phenomenon God has given for our protection and edification that anyone can use.

Summing it Up!

You’ve learned the importance and impact intuition has on our lives. Intuition is an important function of the human mind. It is a real and scientific phenomenon. It is as real as your physical body and exists alongside your thoughts and emotions. Intuition is the strongest connection you have to your own subconscious.

What’s Next? Here’s What …

Being a psychic isn’t about seeing the future, or telling fortunes. It’s about self actualization. It’s also about helping others and supporting clients and those around you to come to their own understanding about questions causing them distress or for which they just need a bit of guidance. The issues most commonly brought to psychics—and about which psychics obtain information and messages—are requests for guidance and insight concerning health, career, finance, love, and relationships. The guidance a psychic gives is often information a client already knows but refuses to acknowledge or consider in a particular light.
Expand your understanding of what it means to be psychic and how to awaken, amplify, and trust your inner voice. Listen in here! The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice.
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