Getting a Hold of Your Developing Psychic Skill
In my experience working with psychic development students, one of the biggest obstacles they have when it comes to increasing their own psychic awareness is learning to trust themselves.
Trusting the self is not something which develops easily. As humans, it’s almost as if many of us constantly second-guess our feelings, hunches and psychic experiences, wondering, “Is that real” or “Did I just make that up?” The problem with self-doubt is that it acts to destroy psychic awareness, much in the same way that consistent self-doubt will destroy great possibilities in general.
A mentor once told me, “You can’t be both a psychic and a paranormal investigator.” The reason for this is that a psychic must be so tuned in and aware of themselves that they never second-guess the information they are receiving. This is different from a paranormal investigator who must have some doubt and skepticism in order to conduct their research. It’s a different mindset than most of us are use to.
Unfortunately, for many of us we are taught by a parent, authority figure, spouse or even a group that we should doubt our own intuitive feelings. We learn it’s better to ask another and trust what they say. The truth is, that nobody will ever know you like you’ll know yourself and thus the sooner you can learn to trust your own intuition the sooner you’ll discover that life just naturally “flows” for you.
In instructing various students over the years I have learned that one of the first steps one must take if they desire to increase their psychic awareness and this inner trust is keeping a psychic awareness journal. A private journal where any and all thoughts, feelings, dreams, visions, guesses, hunches and coincidences are kept. It is through this journal (especially in reviewing it week after week) that many students start to realize just how accurate their intuitive abilities are becoming. They learn how much their psychic selves are growing and they also learn to trust those psychic gifts more.
The second thing that helps to increase this awareness factor is meditation. It is through meditation that one learns to still the mind and, more importantly, to focus the mind. When a person can learn to focus their mind they can learn very quickly the difference between “self-thoughts” and “non-self thoughts.” Non-self thoughts are the psychic impressions one receives whereas the self-thoughts are the inner doubts about such impressions that we’re conditioned to have.
Meditation doesn’t have to be time-consuming or hard. It all starts with relaxation. If a person can’t relax, they certainly won’t be able to meditate. So besides keeping a journal of psychic events, it’s also important to set a self-date hour or one hour out of the day that is your hour. During this hour you should make it very clear that you are not to be disturbed and you should use it to primarily relax and do something you enjoy. During the last 10 minutes of that time it’s important to spend those moments focusing on your breathing. Follow the breath in and out and discover your body’s natural rhythm.
A person will be amazed at how much sharper their mind, emotions and psychic awareness are by simply following through with these two fun, yet important exercises.