What mistakes do we make that can block our psychic ability?
Often clients ask me what blocks their psychic ability, or how can they improve their psychic ability? Both interesting and potentially enlightening questions.
I believe everyone is sensitive in some way and has innate intuitive awareness. We are human animals, after all, with instincts and limbic brains – even if we sometimes prefer to see ourselves as technological kings and queens of the planet. Despite all of this we are still learning how to be more instinctive and intuitive and still haven’t figured out how to cure the common cold!
Mistake number one that blocks psychic ability – not being in your body
Many people in spiritual practice love to meditate and have ‘out of body experiences’. These can be valuable, useful and often informative – yet sometimes just not that accurate from an intuitive perspective. If you are really interested in developing your intuitive abilities and psychic ability, or simply identifying the intuitive abilities you already have, then I suggest staying in your body rather than floating off out of it.
Intuitively speaking think of your body as a powerful instrument. You get a ‘gut feel’ when you think somebody may not be telling the truth. Something just doesn’t ‘feel right’ when you meet somebody you don’t jive with. An idea just ‘pops into your head’ at the oddest moment, and it’s a really useful idea! You realize that you are finally going to hear from your long lost friend because somehow you just ‘know’ the phone is going to ring a few seconds before it does. And you act a few moments before your kid falls over/throws up/does something really stupid as if you knew it was going to happen.
That is embodied intuition and it is very practical. So stay in your body and stay present! It’s part of being incarnated here on Planet Earth.
Mistake number two – giving in to imposter syndrome
This can be tough because since we were young many of us have lived in a field of doubt generated by many. We perhaps opened our mouths as children and spoke truths others did not want to hear, so we were ‘shushed’ for it. When we did get a great intuitive hit or opened to fuller psychic ability it may have rocked somebody’s world – so we got the ‘look’ that shut us down. And when we do come out in public with that inspired idea or realize the truth of a tough situation, many others may be invested in keeping the truth from coming out despite our sudden clarity – or even feel very threatening by our newfound power and ability.
So keep a journal of intuitive hits that can be validated. If you can vouch for these, then you are intuitive and possibly even psychic. Naysayers can make you feel like this is ‘all in your head’, or you are simply overly sensitive, overly imaginative, weird, or a nut-job. (I’ve been called worse). These events and others can make you believe that you’re really not good enough and that you really can’t do this.
Even when you know you can.
So, keep a validating journal and surround yourself with more people who also believe, who inspire you and who are positive about developing psychic ability and psychic gifts, rather than being threatened by them, and you.
Mistake number three – you think too much!
The left brain is great for validation and for making sense of our world, making ordered lists, number crunching, activities like that. It’s not as intuitive as the right brain, although science does now agree that in order to be inspired and get psychic or intuitive hits, both sides of the brain have to be active.
Initially with any psychic or intuitive hit…it’s best not to think too much, even though we are trained to do so. Rather than…”Oh I felt this, so it must be so and so”, simply go “Oh, I felt this, let’s write it down. My Akashic Records teacher always says “Energy first, information second”. When you are receiving a psychic or intuitive hit it is because the energy of something is connecting with you, your energy field and your chakras or energy centers. Give it a moment. Notice what it is without defining it or trying to think it into something.
The best readings I have given are when the energy flows and I simply describe the energy to the client. The client can then usually tell me the significance of the information. Think less, feel more, validate yourself and stay in your body, avoid the top 3 mistakes that can block psychic ability.