Improving your psychic abilities

Over a period of time I have developed the desire to improve my psychic abilities. I would love to be able to see spirit as there are people who I would like to still communicate with. If I could pass messages on to others that would be a bonus. After reading a myriad of literature I have found the following suggestions to be deemed the most useful for anyone trying to increase their psychic awareness. Almost every book I have read also states that everyone has psychic abilities waiting to be developed. Some well known and very gifted spirit mediums have had these abilities for as long as they can remember. Apparently as young children our abilities are with us but as we age we tend to lose them.


Meditation is a must it seems. If possible meditate every day for around thirty minutes. Most people sit with their spine erect to help with energy flow. It isn't necessary to sit in the lotus position. You can sit in a comfortable chair. The idea is to clear your mind, which is quite difficult and takes practice. Playing spiritual music quietly while meditating can be helpful as well as lighting a candle. Meditation can also help you to be more intuitive and to trust your intuition. If thirty minutes a day is not always possible even a few minutes can be beneficial, or as I read recently ten to fifteen minutes is enough and much easier to include in your day.

Dream Journal

Keeping a dream journal is another way to develop our psychic visioning. To help remember your dreams when you wake up try to recall as much of your dream as you can without moving first. If you wake in the night after dreaming record your dream then, because although you can remember vividly at the time you may forget it by the morning. As you train yourself to remember more and more of your dreams your psychic awareness will increase.

Training Your Senses

To attune to unseen energy we need to train our senses.

Sight - take notice of everything around you. When you go out try to notice detail. Don't miss anything. When you are performing a task of any kind pay attention to everything you are doing. If you are washing the dishes, notice the soap bubbles and the water sliding off the dishes. Try to see as much as you can and refrain from going off into a dream world. To improve your peripheral vision is just a matter of asking yourself what is to my left and what is to my right and look each way without moving your head. Do this whenever you think of it. It's amazing how quickly you start to notice more things out of the side vision.

Hearing - train your ears to hear. When out of doors listen to all the sounds around you like birds chirping, cars in the distance, dogs barking. Concentrate on a distant sound and try and increase its volume or pull the sound toward yourself. Notice the different sounds in your house or place of work. Paying attention to all the sounds around you helps you to notice things that you would normally not even realize were background noises.

Touch - touch various things and think about what they feel like. You can go outside and touch leaves, shrubs and trees. Try blindfolding your self and touching things so as to remove the sight sense and rely completely on touch. Also be aware of how the wind feels on your body and face when outdoors or the sun.

Taste - taste a variety of foods. Again using a blindfold can enhance the experiment. Adding ear plugs can also change your experience.

Smell - notice all the smells around you. Sometimes these are obvious but other times you need to take notice, especially when out walking. There can be many different smells from flowers to food cooking, animals. See how many different smells you can sense.

When we continually ask more of our senses we start to notice more of what is around us and gradually increase our psychic awareness.

Looking at Auras

Ask a friend to sit in front of a light coloured wall and gaze above their head slightly. You need to relax your body and mind as much as possible and keep looking until you see an imaging around their head or body. Sometimes colour will appear. I like to do this by looking at myself in a mirror. At least I can get myself to cooperate.

One day when I decided to look for my aura in the mirror I just kept staring into my eyes and I noticed my face changing and I also felt and or saw my body moving slightly. I felt a little scared that first time and decided I should stop. Then some time later I read about doing this. It was suggested to sit in front of a mirror with a candle going in a darkened room. It also said you would start to see other images moving over your face. You have to try not to blink too much or you lose the image. Some faces look male, others female, or older. Some look kind of familiar too.

All these things take time and it is a matter of trying to fit some of them into your daily routine. The taking notice of everything around you of course can be done anytime throughout your day. The big thing is remembering to do it. An idea I heard recently was if you are trying to start a new habit try painting one of your fingernails. Every time you notice the fingernail you are reminded of what it is you wish to practice doing.

Spending as much quiet time as you can with yourself is a big plus in developing your psychic abilities and awareness.Just looking at your surroundings and noticing whatever is going on in nature and your environment will open up your senses and help you connect to other worlds.

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Corrie Lamprecht 5 years ago from Thailand

Thnak you for sharing, it is so correct and few people realize that you need to wake up / sharpen you physical senses to also have better spiritual ones.

One not with regards to journal; in this modern days it could be more usable if one uses voice recordings. Your computer or even mobile phone can be very useful.

I am also very happy to some more people realize these are not experiences limited to the 'lotus' position. It can be done anywhere, anytime any place,

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks for reading and commenting. Do you mean to tape record yourself while sleeping, or do you mean to record what you dreamt about. Thanks for the advice.

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Corrie Lamprecht 5 years ago from Thailand

Not really when sleepingl but when doing RV or Astral purposefully. However anyone woul dfirst need to enhance their sensory ability; and also learn to spek while in semi-state. That could be dangerous, would lean towards speaking in your sleep and your wive . . . .

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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

What an interesting and unique topic. I think it's a good idea to try to make our senses become keener to our surroundings, whether or not we want to improve our psychic abilities. It could make us appreciate our everyday experience a little more.

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi Om Paramapoonya. That is a good point because we do tend to go around in a bit of a dream and don't actually notice half the things around us.

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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Voted up and useful! Wonderful picture too! Is that your altar? I very much agree with the dream journal idea. I have a couple dream journals, full of dreams from the past five years. It's funny to see how many dreams seem to repeat themselves...or have similar landscapes and concepts. Thanks for a great hub, Tebo.

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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

By the way, just recently I had an experience at a work convention (weirdly enough) in which I saw almost everyone's aura projecting from the tops of their heads. Seemingly coming from their crown chakras. I didn't see color though...just a sort of white/clear wave coming from their heads. Very intriguing...I didn't even realize at the time what I was looking at!

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks for the comments kttythedreamer. The picture I just gathered up some bits and pieces I had, not really an altar. I've been trying to see auras for ages. I see a clear outline, but your experience sounds cool.

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I have tried the listening one before, I lay in bed and keep the window open, it is amazing when you tune in exactly what you can hear! I heard a bird, quite a long way away, and someone singing! it was just after midnight and the voice was at least half a mile away, it is a fascinating exercise to do, great ideas! rated up! cheers nell

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks again Nell for reading and commenting. It is interesting when you decide to have a listen and work out all the sounds you can hear. They are there anyway but they just become background noise until we take the time to hear them separately.

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fucsia 5 years ago

I very like this part of this Hub : "Training Your Senses". I would to do this kind of training but many times I am distracted, I think a lot of things except what I am doing! Thanks for your useful suggestions.

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi fucsia, thanks for commenting on my hub. I know what you mean it is very easy to get distracted, not only by your own mind but other people too.

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

tebo, years ago in college I had a professor instruct us on meditation. It was a valuable lesson, meditation helps you in so many ways. Love the Train Your Senses segment. Great job. Rated up and useful.

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals for reading and your nice comments. I agree meditation is very helpful and so relaxing.

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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

I suppose that not everyone will become psychic, even by working at it, but your advice for developing ones senses seems very practical and useful. I also think that training ourselves to make fuller use of our senses will help us to lead fuller lives. I have tried to see auras in the past without much success. Now I will try your suggestions to see if I have better luck. Thanks for a very nice hub!

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks Stephanie for you nice comments. Trying to develop these abilities is hard work alright. It would be great to have these abilities naturally. My peripheral vision has really improved with practice. I'm always seeing things out of the corner of my eyes now, and my hearing seems heightened. Thanks for reading.

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andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

Very useful hub I must say. Among all the methods you mentioned I think meditation is most effective one to improve one's psychic ability. Thanks for sharing these wonderful procedures to increase mental alertness and other abilities! - Andy

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Yes I'm sure you are right. Meditation is very important. I find that one the easiest to remember to do too! Thanks for reading.

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eye say 5 years ago from Canada

very interesting hub, thanks for posting it.

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi eye say. Glad you enjoyed reading this hub.

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Kosmo 5 years ago from California

I used to be much more interested in the occult, mysticism and the paranormal, but I'm much more of a scientist nowadays. Nevertheless, my next hub will be about the Seth books. Have you read any of them? Anyhow, I love that photo at the end of your story. Later!

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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks Kosmo for your nice comments. Can't say I have heard of the Seth books, but you have piqued my interest and I will have to find out what they are about. I will also keep my eyes peeled for your next hub.

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stessily 4 years ago

tebo, Thank you for taking the time to write a clear presentation of this information. It's helpful for those who are unfamiliar, and it's a nice reminder for those, such as me, who are familiar with enhancing life through appreciating our senses and practicing meditation. I'm pleased that you mentioned developing peripheral vision, as I have found that ability, in addition to meditation, to refine extensively my sensitivity to deep insights which often parade, unnoticed, before us daily. Well done!

Appreciatively, Stessily

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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi stessily, thanks for your interesting comments - I like the way you have worded them - its making me think about about my peripheral vision right now and that I must continue to practice using it. Thanks again for reading.

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very interesting information. Thanks.

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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand Author

Hi rajan jolly. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Improving your psychic abilities so interesting and so true a well approached hub on this topic.

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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand Author

Thanks DDE for reading this hub and for your nice comments. Glad you enjoyed it.

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