What’s the difference between being psychic and intuitive? There is a difference – in fact, one can lead to the other. Let’s take a look.
Intuition is something that all people have. Sure, some people have stronger intuition than others, but to a degree intuition is present in all human beings. Intuition is our “instinct.” It’s that feeling that the person you are talking to is lying. It’s the constant vibes we are getting throughout the day on the job, when meeting new people, when having conversations and interacting with others. Intuition is usually felt and built upon by previous experiences, teachings and environment. It is our “animal” instinct, and often very present in children. Instinct is not necessarily passive. In other words, it often serves as a warning system and entails a direct benefit to our well-being or the well-being of those we care about.
Psychic ability often begins with strong intuition, and the ability to trust it. It is what happens after the initial gut feeling and, depending on whether you are clairvoyant, clairaudient or clairsentient, involves other areas of the body. Most of the time, psychic “visions” are detached from one’s own being. In a psychic vision, one is a mere bystander, and witnesses what is happening like an observer. It doesn’t really follow rhyme or reason, and sometimes doesn’t even make sense. It usually happens when focusing on others, instead of oneself. The details one gets from a psychic vision are more prominent, and usually do not require any knowledge of the person, who they are or what experiences they may have had. The details usually show things no stranger could have possibly known, and do not depend on time or space – i.e., they can involve details from a person’s past.
When one has a psychic vision, there is often a feeling of “absentness.” It feels as if one has temporarily “left the body,” and a movie starts rolling behind one’s eyes, literally showing life events and situations of the person one zooms in on. There is a generally detached observation involved, which is totally absent of “judgment.” In other words, the fact that one loves or cares for a person is irrelevant. This is why it is also unimportant if one knows the person well, or has never met them at all.
How or why this works is still a mystery to me. I have tried to find a scientific explanation for years. Alas, all I did was drive myself insane. A few visits to different doctors like an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist, an internist, a general practitioner and a psychiatrist merely confirmed that I was perfectly healthy and definitely not crazy.
I don’t know if there is an “outer source,” i.e. a supernatural being or god at work, or if it is an inner source, i.e. my brain. All I know is that I found myself puzzled when I tried to figure out how I would know things before they’d happen, or why I would get this “movie” thing. The best way I can explain it is that “seeing” this way has often specific physical sensations attached. For example, my eyes start watering and blinking a lot, because it feels as if I am staring into a very bright light. My hands often get very hot, sometimes there is a rushing sound in my ears, which makes it hard to actually “hear” what a person is saying, once the “reel rolls.”
I am fully aware of how crazy this sounds. Hence, I have kept this a secret most of my life and felt rather ashamed, instead of proud. If you, or someone you know, are wondering about the intuition or psychic thing, this is the best explanation I can offer without sounding like a total loon. I also highly recommend looking up the phrase “Indigo Children.” It explained a whole lot to me, including why I felt isolated, why I kept things a secret and why my eyes always have and still often freak people out (especially “dark” or evil people).
Do you have experiences of psychic flashes? What are they like?