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.
  • Affinity for a place, time or culture: You have a deep love and unexplainable attraction for certain cultures, time periods or places. This is your soul remembering and having experienced this in another life.
  • Memories and experiences from past lives can pass to subsequent life times and leave residual energy. Hence, we can experience the past life traumas in our present lifetimes in the form of fears and phobias. Fear of water or drowning, the fear of a certain animal, places, or even tangible objects, colors or smells.

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!

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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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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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Intuitive Development: How to Read Your Energy Color in 3 Easy Steps

Intuition and Your Energy Color

Edgar Cayce, the famous American mystic once said, “At any time a soul will give off—through vibrations—the story of itself and the condition in which it now exists. So, when I see an aura, I see the man as he is.”

It is those vibrations he speaks of that we perceive as color. And, it is the intensity of those colors that indicate the condition of a soul. Today, you’ll learn how you—or anyone who desires it—can see and read their own energy colors and/or the energy colors of others.

Putting Your Big Toe In: Psychic Ability and Learning Energy Color

Each person has an aura that reflects his or her personal energy. Most people have an aura that surrounds them in about a 3-foot radius, extending for 18 to 24 inches from the body. People who have endured trauma and tragedy often have larger auras.

An aura can come in many colors and/or exhibit a dominant color. It’s rare that an aura will be only one color. Some can be a composite of rainbow colors.

Every aura consists of seven levels/layers/auric bodies. Each body has its own unique frequency. And, each body is interrelated, and each affects that another as well as a person’s feelings, emotions, thinking, behaviors, and health. In other words, an imbalance in one of the bodies can lead to an imbalance in the others.

It wasn’t until the invention of Kirlian photography, that auras could be validated beyond that of a psychic’s word. The process, named after Semyon Kirlian, who accidentally discovered color emanating from individuals did so when an object on a photographic plate was connected to a high-voltage source. The image that was produced showed colors undetectable by the human eye.

Clairvoyants have always been able to perceive these colors long before Kirlian’s discovery. Professional clairvoyants have always used the information to enhance their psychic readings and energy healings, even at a distance. There’s a lot of information available for someone gifted with this type of sight. It is a special gift and skill that should be honed because it increases the depth and experience of any psychic reading.

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Psychic Development3 Easy Steps to Access Your Intuition Using Color and Energy!

You can tap into that information too. If you would like to, choose the best conditions you can before you begin.

  1. Place yourself, or your subject, in the front of a softly lit white background. You will be able to see the aura better against white and when you do, you’ll gain invaluable confidence.
  2. It is also important to note that before you can perceive an energy field in someone else, you will have to perceive your own energy field first. To open your vision and enable you to perceive energy frequencies, choose one spot to look on yourself or subject and concentrate on that. The middle of the forehead—the location of one’s Chakra or Third Eye—is best. In ancient times, a view into one’s Chakra was an invitation to look within and view the aura that exists outside.
  3. Once you’ve done that, concentrate on the area for 30 to 60 seconds or longer. Then use your peripheral vision to notice the surroundings. Be careful not to lose your concentration. The quality of your concentration will increase your sensitivity and multiply the affect of the Aura vibrations reaching your eyes.

Soon you will notice a impact of color on the background. The person will appear brighter or have a definite color emanating from against the white background. If you are attempting to see your own aura, follow the same procedure, but use a mirror.

Each color in an aura has meaning. For example, yellow has a specific physical correlation to the spleen. Which may be important in cases of healing. Green variations will come from people who work for the public good like teachers and doctors, or who have a love for animals and nature. Such information may be important for suggesting possible occupations. On the physical side, green relates to the heart and lungs.

There are many colors, color combinations, and levels of colors you will see when viewing someone’s aura. The study of Auric interpretations requires that you familiarize yourself with those colors and what they mean. To expand the efficiency of your viewing, practice every day. Practice will increase your sensitivity and further the development of your Auric sight.

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Essential Oil: A Psychic Development Tip

psychic developmentAn essential oil to support grounding? Yes! Grounding Essential Oil will support emotional relaxation. This powerful essential oil has been known to stabilize and calm people and even animals! Grounding Essential Oil supports those who may be making poor choices in relationships, work or home matters because they simply are in denial of their own true reality. If you or someone you know is feeling stuck, Grounding Essential Oil can help. Try using it on your pets who are either panicky, nervous or restless.

How to use Grounding Essential Oil:

  1. Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of olive oil and apply to the sacral chakra area.
  2. Aromatic: Diffuse up to 30 minutes, 3 times daily.

I Want to Learn More about Essential Psychic Development Tools 

There is much to learn about psychic phenomena and psychic protection, including the importance of the essential tools and exercises related to Grounding and Grounding Cords, like Neutrality, Running Energy and Staying the Center of Your Head. As a start, or as a refresher for the veteran, join Michelle in her psychic development courses here!

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Psychic Development: 3 Types of Mental Telepathy and How to Get Started

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What is Mental Telepathy?

Imagine if you could send a message to anyone you wanted regardless of how far away they are and do it without a written letter or cell phone; no texting, no recorded messages, no penciled thought, no actual words whatever. If you could, you would be using mental telepathy—the process of transferring your thoughts from your mind to someone else’s. This form of communication has always been thought to be outside the mainstream of science. It has always been thought to be in the realm of science fiction or the paranormal. But, there is proof to the contrary.

In a recent experiment, a person in India said, “hola” and “ciao” to three other people in France. Today, the Web, smartphones and international calling might not make this seem like an impressive feat, but it was. The greetings were not spoken, typed or texted. The communication in question happened between the brains of a set of study subjects, marking the event as one of the first instances of brain-to-brain communication on record.

The team, were members who came from a Barcelona-based research institute, Starlab, the French firm Axilum Robotics, and the Harvard Medical School. These organizations published their findings in 2014, in the journal, PLOS One.

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In Your Intuitive Development You’ll Use Three Forms of Telepathy

The three types of mental telepathy are: physical, mental and emotional—all of which are forms of ESP.

Telepathic communications can be received by way of feelings, emotions, thoughts, images and desires. Some people can even communicate telepathically when dreaming. Telepathy is communicating without any of your five senses.

Telepathy is available to everyone. It is not reserved solely for the gifted or talented. Everyone is born with a telepathic aptitude. The only thing that prevents many from being able to communicate in this way is skepticism and a lack of awareness.

One of the main requirements for practicing telepathy is to separate yourself from your physical body. This allows you to focus on thought and the messages you are trying to send.

Telepathy is a skill that takes time to perfect. However, your talents will improve with practice. Open mindedness and a relaxed mental state will enhance your chances. A closed mind is less likely to transmit or receive effectively.

How to Access Your Mental Telepathy Ability Easily!

To get started, get a partner. Prepare yourselves. Meditate to calm your mind and body. Next, sit across from, and facing, one another, then decide who will send and who will receive. The sender should decide on the details of the message—detail is important. Picture the receiver and the image of the message. When you are ready, transmit your message. Think of the message traveling and reaching its target. If it takes too long, stop, meditate and try again. After you have sent your message, have the receiver write down what he or she has perceived. Compare notes . . . and practice again.

In the future, telepathic communication may be the norm. And, while words may fail us, thoughts will not.

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I’m Having Psychic Experiences and I want to Learn More!

Choosing an avenue for focusing and directing your psychic leanings is neither complicated nor elaborate. It begins with acknowledging the fact that, no matter what you want to do, some form of skilled instruction and training must be involved. There is no occupation or profession, whether or not you have an exalted talent for it, which does not require learning. A talent, inclination, or a wish to become something is not an end in itself. You must take whatever talent you have and build upon that foundation a fortress of skill and knowledge.

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What You Want to Know: The Conscious, Unconscious and Super Conscious Mind

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The Conscious, Unconscious and Super Conscious Mind

This week we explore the subject of consciousness. In order to do this, we have to explore the three faces of consciousness: the conscious mind, the sub-conscious mind, and the super-conscious mind.  Each level of the mind is linked and serves to give you insights into our environment and our selves. We will look at how each of these concepts works together to create our reality and provide us with the knowledge to create a happier, more peaceful and confident self.

The Conscious Mind: Computer-like Function

The conscious mind can be thought of as the computer-like function of the mind. The consciousness mind plays a unique role: it keeps us safe. We explore its boundaries and how it benefits us. We’ll talk about how it works in conjunction with the other two functions of the mind to make us aware of insights and information that come to us in subtle, barely noticeable messages.

When discussing the power of the conscious mind, E. Stanley Jones once said, “The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.”

To most people, it is our conscious mind that determines who we are. However, in reality, our conscious mind is just a small portion of who we actually are. It is a very small part of how the three functions of our mind enable us to communicate with the universe.

Just because our conscious mind is easily accessible, it is not the instrument that completely determines who we are, what we do, and why we do it. It is merely the vehicle that allows us to easily communicate through speech, pictures, writing, physical actions and a shallow form of thought.

Our conscious mind is our objective mind. It has no memory and it can only hold one thought at a time. It functions to identify incoming information using our senses; sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and feeling. Our conscious mind is continually observing and categorizing (sometimes correctly and sometimes incorrectly) what is going on around us. It is the part of our mind that can’t be fully trusted. It is continually sorting impressions and consequently deciding which are relevant and which are not. It is often influenced by past actions and previously wrong decisions. It is like a binary computer. It accepts or rejects things in a simple “yes” or “no” manner in order to make a decision. It deals with one thought at a time: positive or negative, yes or no.

The benefit of this kind of thinking is to preserve our lives. It enables us to make a “go, no go” decision quickly. Our subconscious on the other hand is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited and permanently stores everything that ever happens to us. We will cover how these two functions of our mind work together next time we meet. For now, just know that we rely on each of our mental mechanisms and that all three must be functioning in order for us to be complete.

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Essential Oil to Enhance the Brain? Yes!

Brain Power Essential Oil is an excellent blend of essential oils that is specifically designed to bring mental clarity and greater focus that is sometimes associated with mental fatigue or a long day at work. It contains oils that are very high in sesquiterpenes which support healthy brain function.

Use it before a meeting or competition to give you that mental edge. Or use it help you focus during meditation. Either way, Brain Power is a welcome blend. (Information provided by YoungLiving.com)

To use Brain Power topically: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed. To use Brain Power aromatically: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.

The Subconscious Mind at the Helm

Let’s talk now about the sub-conscious mind, the role it plays in our lives and its connection to intuition.

In exploring the level that exists just below that of our conscious awareness, we come to the subconscious mind. It is the part of our mind that records everything we do—every activity we engage in, every thought we have about those activities, and the likes and dislikes we encounter each day. It is the part of our minds we are familiar with when we sleep, dream, and behave according to beliefs of which we are not aware.

Although nothing is forgotten by the subconscious mind, this part of our consciousness remains hidden from our everyday awareness. However, that does not exclude it from having influence over how we think and act in our conscious state.

In other words, the subconscious influences much of what we do each day, but those influences are from past actions and the habits we have created from them. This means the ideas drawn from the subconscious are not going to be new and creative.

It is our subconscious mind that provides meaning to all our interactions with the world—meaning as it is filtered through your beliefs and habits. It communicates information through our feelings, emotions, imagination, sensations, and dreams. Our current understanding of consciousness is rigid . . . . and fails to give recognition to the conscious experiences outside the definition of normal. Such experiences are considered fake, abnormal, or unnatural. Normal consciousness is earthbound and is only normal in the sense that is it well known; you are aware of something on the outside as well as some specific mental functions happening on the inside.

It is important to know that our subconscious mind can’t move outside its fixed programs – it reacts automatically to situations using previously stored behavior responses. It works without the knowledge or control of the conscious mind. This is why we are often unaware of our behavior.

Studies from as far back as the seventies show that our brains begin to prepare for action just over a third of a second before we consciously decide to act. In other words, even when we ‘think’ we are conscious, it’s our sub-conscious mind that is actually making decisions for us.

The Super-conscious Mind & the Land Beyond, Beyond

Arrives the Super-conscious Mind! This ever-exhilarating but complex super-consciousness is a level all its own. This is third level of the mind also guides us and through which we can control our lives. Let’s tackle this exceptional mind space, aka, the super-conscious mind.

While the conscious and sub-conscious minds are familiar to us, the super-conscious mind remains unknown and mysterious. It is the hidden spiritual system behind intuition, spirituality, and physical and spiritual healing. It is the problem solving part of us and allows us to feel such things as joy, excitement, and empathy. The work of our super-conscious mind is often overlooked when we aspire to live a richer, more meaningful life.

While we are familiar with the fleeting moments of raised consciousness, few know the technique for purposely entering the exalted state of super-consciousness. Super-consciousness is the state reachable only through meditation, chanting, affirmation, and prayers specifically designed to lead us into a state of super-consciousness. It is our super-consciousness that makes possible human achievements of greatness . . . and the elevation of the human spirit.

The idea of a higher consciousness is rooted in the notion of reaching a higher self that transcends reality. It is the essence of human existence that makes us capable of going beyond the confines of the physical world and the trappings of logic.

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#StarTrek Wraps It Up!

We have covered at length now all three states of being. To wrap up with a simple illustration of how important each state of consciousness is, I’d like to refer you to a popular Star Trek: Generations episode, “Loud as a Whisper.”

It is an episode in which a deaf mediator is enlisted to solve a planetary dispute. He cannot speak, but has a chorus of three personalities that exist within him and speak aloud for him. One is logic and judgment, the second, passion and romance, the third—like the super-conscious—is that which binds all three together. It is harmony, wisdom, and balance. While the analogy is not exact, the episode gives us an idea of how our three minds interact—each mind serving a purpose with the super-conscious serving to combine all three to create a higher form of existence.

Want to Learn More? 

The first step to accessing and understanding these higher levels of mind 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

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