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A Guide to Developing Your Psychic Abilities

Updated on June 19, 2013

We Have Natural Psychic Ability

We all have natural psychic ability, for we are tuned in to each other and to the rest of the universe at the deepest level. Although education and socialization teach us to shut it down, and look for “logic” in life, our innate psychic gifts can be developed with practice.

There is a range of abilities of different types and degree. Some people have dreams that come true, some hear voices or see visions, or feel others' pain in their bodies. Some people have learned to use their ability to help investigators solve crimes.

For instance, we may have strong thoughts of someone, just before the phone rings and we hear their voice on the line. Or a man who has a dream, in the morning tells his wife someone died, and later that day they get news of a cousin’s death, which occurred during the night. These are examples that have happened to me, or to someone I know. Has anything like this happened to you?

If you hold a pendulum above a living plant, it will start to move in a circle as it entrains with the vibrations of the plant's chakra, or wheel of life energy.  Try this also above the top of a person's head, or over the six other main chakras .
If you hold a pendulum above a living plant, it will start to move in a circle as it entrains with the vibrations of the plant's chakra, or wheel of life energy. Try this also above the top of a person's head, or over the six other main chakras . | Source
Amethyst pendulum.  Amethyst is a form of quartz, whose molecular structure makes it sensitive to electricity and electro-magnetic fields.
Amethyst pendulum. Amethyst is a form of quartz, whose molecular structure makes it sensitive to electricity and electro-magnetic fields. | Source

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What is Entrainment?

This all makes sense if you understand that at the deepest level we are energy, and energy modulates with other streams of energy at its own frequency of resonance, in a process called entrainment. Think of a pendulum. In a group of clocks in a room, the pendulums set to swing in different phases will, after a time, synchronize themselves to swing at the same rate. Or a group of women with close emotional bonds of family or friendship in a household will start to menstruate at almost the same time.

Ideas and emotional states are also energy, and when we centre ourselves, we move into a clear state of energy where we become receptive to distant sources of energy that are vibrating at a similar frequency to ourselves. Think of the way a musical instrument string tuned perfectly rings with overtones of the same note at higher octaves. This is the same phenomenon that allows a note at a particular pitch and frequency to shatter a glass across the room. Similarly, when we are tuned to our centre, our highest frequency, we may see images or hear sounds or feel things of people and events that are far away in space or time, for they are also rooted in the same centre.

Using a Pendulum

Finding the Perimeter of a Bioenergetic Field

To picture how this works, we need to understand that we are not our bodies, and we do not end at our skin. Our skin is a porous organ, which appears solid but is not. In fact, our supposedly “solid” body is made up of molecules and atoms that are mostly empty space, and are held together by powerful energetic bonds. If this is a new idea to you, here is an experiment you can try.

Take an ordinary wire coat hanger, like the one I hold in the picture above and use in the video below, and hold it loosely in your hand with the wire hook pointing toward your friend, who is sitting in a chair about 20 metres, or 15 yards, away. Experiment a few times if it doesn’t work at first, for you may have to stand much farther back than you expect for the process to work. You need to start from outside the friend’s energy field, and walk into it, as if crossing an energetic membrane. Start to walk slowly toward your friend, until you feel some resistance in the coat hanger and it begins to sway, waver, and then slowly swing to one side. Allow it to move, without making it move. This marks the edge of your friend’s electo-magenetic energy field, which surrounds and interpenetrates his or her body. This energy field is the vehicle we all have for sensing and influencing vibrations, thoughts, moods and events that may be located at a distance from us. It is a tool that lets us get information that may be out of reach of our senses.

Test the Boundary of the Bioenergetic Field with a Wire coat Hanger

What is the Holographic Universe?

One explanation for this lies in the idea of the holographic universe, where each part contains the whole. We only appear separate from the rest of the world. In fact this apparent separateness is an illusion, a trick of the mind. Our deepest identity is one of powerful psychic beings who can leverage the power of the universe, for we are one with the universe.

Psychic children

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Characteristics of Indigo Children

Children are often more attuned to psychic realities than adults, because they have not yet learned or been socialized to discredit them. Many people believe that as the human race evolves, we are becoming more psychic, and perceptive capabilities are unfolding in individuals. One writer, Nancy Ann Tappen, a clairvoyant, described the colours of the human aura in her 1982 book Understanding Your Life Through Colour. Since she could easily see auras, the coloured energy fields around each of us, she was able to observe that more and more children after the 1980s and 1990s were born with a marked indigo colour in the aura which has rarely been present in people born before the 1980s. She hypothesized that these children are born to lead the planet and the human race into new structures and paths that are more open to spiritual realities. She called them "Indigo Children."

These Indigo Children are natural leaders and teachers,and have many characteristics that set them apart from others:

  • they have strong intuition, may be telepathic and have extrasensory capabilities
  • they are empathetic, creative, visionary, and connected to source
  • they have a strong sense of self, and may defy authority
  • they are deeply spiritual, and often psychic
  • they have deep, wise eyes, and often show understanding beyond their years
  • they have right-and left-brain alignment
  • they are often misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Is your child, or a child in your class, an indigo child, with a marked psychic ability?

Resources for Developing Psychic Ability

If you want to learn more, start with these books and websites. Check back as I update it. If you have good resources, please leave a suggestion in the comments.


  • Tappen, Nancy Ann. Understanding Your Life Through Colour.
  • Brennan, Barbara. Hands of Light.
  • Bruyere, Roslyn. Wheels of Light: Chakras, Auras and the Healing Energy of the Body.
  • Losey, Meg Blackburn. Conversations with the Children of Now.


How to Increase Psychic Ability

We all have this ability, and we can practice to develop it. Here are some ways:

1. Practice centering techniques and meditation to quiet the mind and develop concentration and one-pointed focus.

2. Practice visualizing techniques that centre us in universal life energy, like white light. When I was studying Reiki, our teacher gave us a demonstration of how we can bend spoons if we learn to apply Reiki, or life energy to it. When we first tried bending the stainless steel kitchen spoon, we could not do it. Then we grounded ourselves, did the opening meditation and visualized ourselves in a column of universal life energy bathing us in white light, extending above our head and below our feet into the earth, including and penetrating every cell in our body, and surrounding also the spoon in our hands. Holding this image of light, we then tried again to bend the spoon in our hands. The steel spoon bent easily, like soft wax.

3. Use our psychic ability to heal ourselves and others, and refuse to use it in ways that harm others or manipulate them. Adam Dream Healer and other healers teach visualization techniques: waterfall washing away pain, darkness or negativity; antibodies eating cancer cells; lightening bolts striking diseased cells. Practice these, and teach others. Find out what works for you.

4. Trust yourself and your psychic ability. Practice intuition, or “inner knowing.” This means trusting our inner sense of the direction we should take in life, at a decisive crossroad, or in the city. I have often been lost, and when I don’t panic, but put myself in the light and ask for guidance to the place where I belong, I am harmonizing with the vibratory level of my destination, and end up finding the right turns to get there.

Honour your energy body and don’t shut down the view you have of yourself. We are not small beings who end at our skin. On the contrary, our skin is no barrier, nor is it even solid. Our energy fields extend beyond our bodies, and can expand or contract according to our states of mind and moods.

Techniques for Developing Psychic Ability

The more you start to practice these techniques, the more you will start to notice a shift taking place in your awareness, and the more you will start to notice your psychic abilities becoming active. They are not absent; they are merely asleep.


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      4 years ago

      I've had premonitions, dreams that later happened, thought about someone i haven't talked to in years and they called me the next day, and i can sense when spirits are around (i can't see or can't hear them speaking) but i know they are there if that makes sense.

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      5 years ago

      one day at morning I was studying then lyinng on bed half asleep half awaken and when I got up after 10-15 minutes I had a taste in my mouth like a fruite. I was unable to guess the fruite and then I guessed. It was like eating grapes. After this happened, 3-4 days later a friend of mine brought me grapes. That was awesome.

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      5 years ago

      I was raised by a sociopathic mom and have had spirtual warfare with her my whole life! Somehow she knows but it feuls her more to destroy me! Beyond that fact I found I had "special abilities. Certain teachers knew and elder people too! I began to pray and meditate as a child to find answers to the abuse! Things began to happen out of ordinary! Many blackouts for no reason and return to my body with enhightened powers , tbis includes hearing, seeing more of my surroudings mental conection to animals , seeing events in detail before they happen, many ufo sightings even one that glowed a Indigo blue that I spotted miles away then flew ti within 150 feet of me and watched me for about 10 min! I knew what they were there for and felt no fear it was like it was planned! Also I have been told by strangers of dufferet religious backgeounds tell me I have third eye , and even a young hindu child point me out to parents and said out loud im a powerfull god?! (Im of multi race bground )! Been involved with beautiful women all the time and they throw the.selfs at me but I knew they were jezebels (spaths) and this has taught me a lot about me. To make a long story short, my physic ability has grown so much that the next day seems to be already lived in detail and I know why! I went into depression for spell because of the turmoil from mom and ex! Being at peace in country to heal, I found my powers developed rapidly and stronger! Positive follows me now and I been told I emit light! People find me for direction that I don't know elderly smile and hold my face un glee and we both know and feel energy! I have a chronic illnees that should have killed me 20 yr ago but I halted it! My now deceased lab died but she was a extension of me too she knew danger before any signs show! In any case I have found my path many lost souls and have helped many that have been abused by wixked soaths and such! Not until recently I have been having many encounters with demonic types and hatians/africans that have souless eyes trying to destroy me but I had such a powerful feeling of inner light they literally hiss and disappeared like a cat running into a large dog! This is just a small bit of the growth I have had in my learning of my world and see spiritual warfare forming in the open and some are being called to arms like myself! Struggle is a teacher and there is much to learn! Find your way and save that wonderful soul ! Good and evil exist join the ligbt and enlist! Bless!

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      5 years ago

      I'm not sure what this is called but I once at a feeling someone was something they weren't. Example-They said they were a twin but I imaging them confessing they were really a triplet and later they confessed without me saying anything to them.

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      6 years ago

      When I was young I truly seen a ghost/spirit...I remember that night very well. I thought I was friggin crazy or that I dreamt it. Other things, I have dreams that I can't remember and then one day it's like I've been there, done that, and seen it all before. Sometimes I have had dreams 3, 4, 5 or more times in a row or on different nights. I have had dreams about people dying and other things and have come true and I find out the next day. It's almost like when someone dies especially if its someone I know it's like I take a lot of their pain away because I feel worse than ever. I feel like there is someone close to me who is deceased or smell their perfume or cigaret smoke or something else. I also want to know that especially recently when I shake someone's hand it's like I black out for a split second. Sometimes it's also like I am day dreaming but I black out for seconds only and it's almost like someone's life literally flashes before my eyes. So I don't really understand what's going on. I have had CT's and X-rays of my head so there is nothing in there. If anyone has answers or anything email me



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      Sarah Carlsley 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Very interesting hub!

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      Janis Goad 

      7 years ago

      Hi Judi Bee--we have a strong psychic connection with people we love deeply, especially parents and children. I am not surprised you know when your Dad will phone. I call it my "cosmic telephone," since I get that feeling often with people and events.

      Thanks for your visit.

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      Judi Brown 

      7 years ago from UK

      Very interesting - since I moved away from home I have always had a sense of when my Dad will phone me (which at one time was very sporadic - we didn't get on for many years!) - I mention it beforehand to other people to prove the point.

      Voted up etc.

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      Shawn May Scott 

      7 years ago


      Thank you for sharing your knowledge about psychic abilities. I have not taken the time lately to continue my growth and this Hub has certainly brought my mind frame back to my studies. I am facsinated with the pendulum and I am going to try it, also the wire hanger strategy, my curisoity is at a new peak!!! Voted up, shared, pinned, tweeted etc.

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      7 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      Oops. I think I did something funky since my photo didn't appear in my previous comment. I am checking in so you know the above comment is mine. Thanks again for writing such great hubs. I enjoy them and always learn so much from you.

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      7 years ago

      What a great hub Janis! I love it. I have had all of those experiences--the dreams, knowing who is going to call, and knowing what someone is going to say. In high school, I actively worked on developing clairvoyance.

      I wonder is there much written on Indigo children who become adults or does the terminology change?

      Love this topic!

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      Janis Goad 

      7 years ago

      Hi Sara, try them, and practice them to develop skill. Teach others!

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      7 years ago from Phoenix, Ariz

      Absolutely love those tips, i should try this.

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      Lisa Chronister 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Janis, I will definitely do as you suggested, I really appreciate your advice!

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      Janis Goad 

      7 years ago

      Lisawilliamsj, more and more is being written about Indigo children as they move through the system and grow up into their own power. There are also Blue-Ray children, who are younger, and Crystal children.

      Do some research to help you and your daughter connect with community, teach your child to meditate, and do it yourself, and when you are feeling pain or anxiety from picking up other people's negative energy empathetically, picture surrounding the outer boundary of your energy field with pure white light that protects you, sealing off negative energy that can drain you.

      It is especially important that sensitive adults teach and guide the young ones who have gifts that set them apart, for they easily get labelled as various sorts of deviant, and drugged into conformity.

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      Janis Goad 

      7 years ago

      Aubrey, you are absolutely not crazy! You have a gift, and humanity needs it. Value it, develop it, and share it. If you are surrounded by skeptics or fearful people, they may react to your ability as if you are the one with a problem, but trust yourself and keep growing. There is a huge and growing community of people out there who see energy fields, communicate telepathically, and have dreams. Read books, find groups in your neighbourhood, and connect with like-minded people right here on Hubpages. The reaction of fear is always to shut down and diminish, but life is love, not fear, and we are infinite.

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      Lisa Chronister 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I am amazed to find this Hub today! Just yesterday I was talking to one of my friends and she told me My daughter was an Indigo child and so was I. I was not completely sure what she meant by this! =) I have had many problems with social anxiety because I am super empathetic. Other peoples emotions affect me profoundly. After reading this Hub I am even more convinced that what she said was, in fact, the truth! Thanks for posting I voted up!

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      AE Williams 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I have always believed that some people have inherent psychic ability. As a child, and sometimes now I have dreams of the future. Sometimes an event occurs and I feel like I've already seen it or it's already occurred. This occurred a lot more when I was younger. So I've always felt that I had some ability within me. I think it's called De Ja Vu... do you think it's just me thinking crazy or have I really been experiencing it all these years?--- Voted Up, Awesome, Interesting, Useful and shared. It's always a pleasure reading a good writer.


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      Penelope Hart 

      7 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I pinned it on my wall. Voting and 'up'! And sharing.

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      Penelope Hart 

      7 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Inspiring and practically very helpful. And I do know that what you are saying is simply true. It's wonderful that you have written this Hub so we may consider our energy and how connected we really all are.


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