Reading the energy of an object is fun and can assist you in expanding your intuition. Simply hold an object (a metal or antique item will often hold a great deal of energy and is ideal) in your non dominant hand. It should be something that can fit in the palm of your hand. Say a prayer of protection and focus your attention in the area of your third eye. This will send the message to your third eye to begin opening and become ready to receive all impressions, visions, and images. Then close your eyes open to all of your senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell. Then say out loud “Tell me what I need to know about this object.” You may even be more specific and ask out loud, “Tell me about the owner of this object.”
A quiet mind and a sense of inner peace are essential for an effective and insightful psychic. They are necessary for anyone to whom creativity, discernment, perception, and clear thinking are important. A quiet mind is perhaps the first and most valuable quality an aspiring psychic should acquire.
1. Take time to do nothing. Find a quiet place that speaks to your soul, and spend time in that space as often as you can.
2. Meditate. It slows thinking, slows breathing, and slows worldly awareness. It actually shifts your brain. It temporarily adjusts the parts of your brain called the lateral prefrontal cortex and the medial prefrontal cortex. The lateral prefrontal cortex is responsible for modulating your emotional responses and automatic behaviors and habits. The medial prefrontal cortex is responsible for constantly reviewing past experiences, responses, and behaviors. These two automatic sets of responses work to prevent you from quieting your mind. Meditation slows those responses and gives you enough control to allow you to truly quiet your mind.
3. Acknowledge any feelings of being rushed, feelings of anguish, or feelings of tension. Acknowledge your willingness to give into compulsive habits (smoking, drinking, TV watching, overeating). Acknowledge that those feelings exist, and then simply stop and take three breaths. This action instantly breaks your connection with compulsion and generates an awareness of your surroundings instead. A subtle feeling of peaceful energy will pervade your body and thereby lay a foundation for future peace.
4. Pay attention to the energy fields operating inside your body. See compulsive energies as separate and apart from you, and then use the power of thought to employ conscious breathing.
5. Pay attention to how you are breathing, and make a conscious effort to breathe slowly and rhythmically. You will soon feel negative emotions and compulsive urges disappear. As awareness of your emotions grows and as you deliberately halt incessant thinking, you will begin to exercise control of those emotions, giving you space for quiet contemplation and peace.
Most people are so distracted by their thoughts they can no longer feel the infusion of life that breathing brings. Whenever you can, when it comes to mind, center on your breath. This practice is more spiritually transformative than any book, course, coaching, or lesson of any kind.
Today we will develop your own personal process for preparing for a reading. Your goal is to get yourself into a quiet, calm, open mental space. Look back through the various meditations you’ve been listening to, either on your own at at my podcast at iTunes, The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice.
You may notice that you have a particular affinity to one of these meditations. If so, do use it to assist you to get in the right state of mind. I recommend a grounding oriented meditation. You will also want to use/create a prayer of protection. Be sure to listen to the Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice podcast episode, The Necessity of Protection, for assistance with this.
While there a many things that lend to a successful reading, the most important things you need to do to prepare for a reading are:
1. Do a brief meditation to put yourself in the proper frame of mind. Quite your left brain and let go of mind chatter.
2. State a Prayer of Protection.
3. Ground, Run Energy, be in Neutrality. (Information about each of these tools is available at the Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice podcast.)
4. Scan your own body and mind for psychic images/impressions that might be relevant to the reading to come. Sometimes, you’ll begin receiving information before the actual reading.
5. Make sure you have a quiet space to perform this reading.
Homework: Create a brief checklist for preparing your reading space. How will you create a quiet space with little or no interruption? What kind of ambiance do you desire to create?
I find great success in creating an energy bubble that surrounds only the readee and myself, and which contains only the most pure, positive high energy. This also serves to create a space that feels safe and secure for the readee.
This is a good time to also match crown chakras with your readee. By this, I mean visualize the readee’s seventh chakra and discern the color of it. As you now know, the seventh chakra is nestled in the top of the head. Visualize this chakra as a circular bubble, spinning, alive and full of life. Then, let the color just come forward on its own, receiving the first that comes to mind. Is it blue?
Now, imagine your own crown chakra as the same exact color, matching the two. You might even visualize an energy cord connecting the two chakras. This is an added way of syncing with your readee in a heightened way so that you ensure accuracy, brevity and clarity as you work with them.
I do these things whether I’m working in a medium session or in a psychic reading, although it’s powerful in a life coaching session or when you’re providing any kind of guidance or counsel to someone. This allows you to quiet outside energies and come to a true place of higher knowing and presence.
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As an exceptional psychic or medium, it’s a good idea to have experience working with all age groups. There is a completely different feeling working with someone who is a child, teenager, an adult and a senior citizen. All walks of life bring about a different experience.
Take some time thinking about how it would be like to work with a small child. You will find working with children is magical. They are naturally open to Spirit. The veil has not fallen and they have not had time to be completely brainwashed by our society and media.
Now take some time to think about how it would be working with someone who is very old and who is coming from a completely different era. What would be the challenges? Your vocabulary would need to change slightly and you should be sensitive to their understanding of the afterlife.
Different Nationalities: What would be the challenges of having a reading with someone who is of another nationality or who speaks a different language? For example, if you are reading someone who is of the Asian, Hispanic or Italian decent who did not speak your first language fluently, what would be different or challenging?
Give some quality thought to each of these kinds of sessions and journal about it.
Homework: Challenge yourself to complete two intuitive/coaching sessions this week, even if just 10 to 15 minutes. They can be informal of course. One should be with a small child or senior citizen. Be sure to journal about your sessions, capturing what went well, and what you may do different next time.
Red Light, Yellow Light, and Green Light Tool:
This technique will help you discover truths about questions or concerns in your life and the lives of others, yet in a different way than using your intuition in a reading space.
In a quiet, calm and relaxed place enter in a meditative state. Now, visualize yourself in a beautiful scenic place in nature that feels safe and comfortable to you. When you are ready, imagine three lights in front of you: one red, one green and one yellow. Next, state out loud your question and ask “What is the truth about _________________? (A particular person or situation).
As you ask each question, notice which light brightens most in your mind’s eye. The red light signifies no. The yellow light may mean that there isn’t enough information to make a decision, so you when you see it, you want to attempt to gather more information about the person, and proceed with caution until you can come to a better understanding of the truth.
This simple tool can be a powerful way to know the truth about situations and people in your life, and to unlock the magical abilities within you to lead you in the right direction.
Today, while out in the public ie., at work, a shopping mall, grocery store or any place where people interact, observe the seeming petty dramas that arise between people. Perhaps you’ll observe a mother scolding her child. Perhaps you’ll overhear an angry customer at a store. Maybe you’ll observe people waiting in line impatiently.
This exercise is about seeing into these situations to try and decipher what is underneath them. There are many possibilities, including:
1. The people have a spiritual contract to be in the situation they find themselves in
2. One person is in a crisis situation and having trouble managing emotions
3. A person may be under stress at work or at home
4. Someone may have lost a loved one or had a relationship end
There could be many reasons but the underlying principle is that most times when we find ourselves in these kinds of conflicts or upsets with strangers or with circumstances that irritate us it isn’t the person or the situation but something else that is the source of our upset.
Why does an intuitive/psychic need to be aware of this? First, your friends/family or clients may often have a situation like this going on when you are reading them. It is helpful to be able to spot these things and be able to separate them out from the reading or from the person’s attitude or behavior while in the session. Second, this kind of upset could be very important to the client’s reading— a trigger or some emotional stuck energy that needs to be resolved such as learning patience, better listening and communication or setting healthy boundaries for yourself. Third, since readings are a shared growth for readee and reader, this will help you become more and more aware of how the little upsets occur in your own life and how to avoid creating unpleasant interactions and upsets and maintaining positivity in your day.
A very powerful way to open up your psychic awareness is by opening, activating and balancing the chakras. There are many chakras that extend out from the body, and seven basic ones that are based in the body, starting at the base of the spine and reaching up to the top of the head.
Clearing and Balancing the Chakras
You can use chakra meditations to get the chakras opened, aligned and balanced. Mentally see an image of yourself in front of you, and visualize all of your chakras open and balanced with a golden light from the higher realms flowing easily down through all of them.
You can also work with one particular chakra at a time, tuning in to each one individually, as in a healing session. When I do a chakra reading, I start with the first chakra and go up through each one. Pay attention to whatever images, colors or feelings come in as you tune in to each chakra. These are messages about how the energy is flowing or not flowing through that energy center, if you will listen.
It is important to clear any blockages we find in the chakras. When we suppress emotions instead of dealing with and working through them, problems can eventually manifest first on an energy level, then physically, according to what part of the body is affected by that emotional energy.
There are also things we can do outwardly to keep our chakras balanced. To balance the root chakra, for example, go outside and if it’s warm enough, stand on the earth with your bare feet or sit next to a tree. Walk or dance on the earth to reconnect your first chakra to the earth energy that feeds it.
It’s important to remember that though the chakras are valuable energy centers, every single one of the trillions of cells in our bodies contributes to our health and well-being as well. We can create good health and energy just from visualizing the cells in our body as being healthy and well.
The Seven Chakras
|Color||Location||Physical Areas Governed||Mental/Emotional Areas Governed||Areas of Life Governed|
|Our connection to the earth, the physical||Red||Base of the spine||Spine, legs, feet, kidneys, immune system||Self-esteem, sense of well-being, family relationships||Money, career, home life|
|Second or Sacral Chakra||Being accepting of others in relationships, creativity, manifesting||Orange||Lower abdomen||Stomach, sexual organs, gall blader, liver, spleen, pancreas, mid-spine area||Feelings about power, money, sexuality||Relationships – balancing the active and the passive; making choices|
Solar Plexus Chakra
|Self-love||Yellow||Upper abdomen||Colon, adrenal glands||Self-image and self-esteem, emotional balance, decisiveness||Ego, self-esteem, our sense of ourself in the world|
|Fourth or Heart Chakra||Love, forgiveness, compassion, empathy||Pink||Chest||Upper back, lungs, heart, shoulders||Ability to release those we love without being possessive, feeling courage or fear, love or hate, calm or anger||Emotional connections, relationships, empowerment, ability to heal|
|Divine will, declaring the truth||Blue||Throat||Throat, glands, thyroid, gums and teeth, jaw||Personal creativity and expression||Self-expression, ability to “speak up” for and have faith in one’s self, decisiveness|
Third Eye Chakra
|Truth, knowledge and wisdom||Indigo||Center of the forehead||Pineal gland, brain, eyesight, hearing, spine, mental and emotional health||Ability to know the truth, emotional intelligence, mental clarity||Psychic or intuitive seeing|
|Seventh or Crown Chakra||Higher knowing, intuitive ability||White or Violet||Top of the head||Muscular and skeletal structure, the skin, physical energy levels||Ability to access divine consciousness, personal identity, trust, personal ethics and values||Life energy, life purpose, enlightenment, humanitarian interests, inspiration|
[From my own reading and from http://healing.about.com/cs/chakras/a/chakra3.htm