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How I Awakened My Psychic Abilities

Updated on May 12, 2011

For the last few years, I have been attempting to awaken my supposed psychic abilities. I’m saying supposed, because until recently I didn’t really believe it was true. I wanted to, but doubts kept interfering. I read many books written by animal communicators and it seemed to me that every one of them said they could remember speaking telepathically with animals as kids, but as they got older they stopped using the ability to better fit in with society or were convinced by well-meaning adults that it was “just their imagination”. Well, I can honestly say, I never could remember being able to do that, so I concluded that I must not be like “everyone else”. Amazing how the mind makes these assumptions and assigns the label “truth” to them!

Considering all that, I still had a seemingly unreasonable desire to reawaken the skills I really didn’t think I had. That was the first time I found myself doing something because I felt compelled…like someone grabbed a hold of my ear and dragged me kicking and was my mind doing the screaming, “What? Are you crazy?”

So I took my first animal communication class. It wasn’t as painful as I was afraid it was going to be and I actually received a little bit of information from the animals we practiced with. Once I got back home and out of the nice safe environment of the class, the doubts crept back in. I continued trying…and trying…and trying some more. With all that trying, though, it was only a few times that I thought I got “something”. Since I was able to confirm some of it with the animal communicator, I felt a little bit of confidence growing within me and I thought I was ready for the next level. After the second class though, I was still only receiving one-word answers to my questions. I had so hoped that one day I would wake up and miraculously I would be able to “hear” my animals. After all, I read that it happened that way to many of the animal communicators that authored the books I was reading. I tried reciting affirmations, reading more books and practicing different methods. Still no further progress!

Yep! I was missing something important. For me, the answer wasn’t in how hard I tried, how much I read, or how many different ways or times I practiced. I wasn’t seeing any miracles either. What was the secret then? It came to me on Tuesday as I was driving home from my last Psychic Development class at the local community college. I realized that not once throughout the entire 6 sessions were we “taught” anything, although we practiced techniques such as aura reading, meeting spirit guides, automatic writing, psychometry and tarot. There was no reason for the instructor to “teach”. All she needed to do was provide a safe environment for us to practice. So, why all of a sudden was “reading” energy coming to me this time with so much less effort on my part? The answer to that may lie in the energies that are coming to Earth to awaken humanity. These same energies are also making it easier for us to master these long forgotten skills. And, as more people awaken their abilities, the way is opened for others to do the same.

How does one go about developing their psychic abilities? I’ve found that although practicing helps, trying too hard creates blockages and barriers. For me, changing my focus to believing, being aware, being a good witness, interpreting and sharing were the secrets to begin the awakening process to the abilities I possess.


Belief, or rather lack of it, was my biggest roadblock. Because I didn’t believe deep down that I had any psychic talent, my abilities stayed hidden as if they didn’t exist. I didn’t allow them to exist. I kept telling them they didn’t exist. My affirmations didn’t work because I was sabotaging them before they could do any good. Then I realized that belief is a choice and that believing will manifest that which I desire into my reality. So, I chose to replace restricting beliefs with ones that were enabling. That is when my self-imposed blindfold came off. Do I still have doubts? You betcha! But now I am taking a stand and gradually they are fading into the background.


Awareness blossomed when I stopped unnecessary activity in my life and refused to give credence to my mind’s chatter. I took the time to be still, so I could become aware of my intuition and body talking to me. I could then “hear” the thought that popped into my head unexpectedly. I could “see” the picture my third eye showed me. I could “feel” that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I could “smell” that something green in the middle of winter. I could remember dreams I had while sleeping. I could identify a “knowingness”. I could “feel” pain or an emotion that I knew was not mine. These are all right brain activities. Awareness is simply tuning into your right brain. I also chose to believe in possibilities and the unseen, to embrace my creativity and attempted to think outside of the box.


I’ve found being a good witness is essential to becoming an effective and accurate psychic. Being a psychic, I realized, is also being a messenger, even if I was only planning on delivering the message to my self. After I became aware of how I best receive messages, the next step was to record the information I was receiving. I needed to pay attention to the details, as everything that is received has a meaning. Colors, sounds, words and sensations, etc. all have their own part to play in the overall meaning of the message. I learned it is not a good idea to analyze while witnessing, as I would miss some important details. An objective observer is what I determined I needed to be.


Once I received and recorded the data, interpreting it was the next step. Most times I’ve found that the communication I received was in a “language” that has pulled from and built upon my previous experiences in life. What does the sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach mean? For me, it could mean “don’t go there”, “something is wrong” or “you’ll regret it”. Sometimes meanings have become clear to me only after I didn’t “listen” and learned the hard way. Accepting, loving and forgiving myself have been helpful in putting me in a place to understand the meanings of messages that may not be easy to “hear”, but lovingly guide me on the right path. Openness allows me to receive messages that reveal new possibilities or adventure that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise.


A key step of this process, I’ve discovered, is to share my messages with others. When sharing, I was consciously saying to myself, “I trust this message, what I witnessed and what I interpreted to be the truth for the highest good.” The more I shared, the more I trusted. The more I trusted, the easier it became to believe and the easier it became to be aware and to be a good witness and interpreter. Each time I completed a cycle through belief, awareness, witnessing, interpreting and sharing, the more comfortable I became with the process. Practice is making it second nature.

Final Words

The nature of psychic abilities demands that you throw out the limiting mantra, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Instead choose, “I see it because I believe it.”


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      Maurice Glaude 20 months ago from Mobile, AL

      This was really inspiring for those of us that struggle at times with our intuition. It seems like it gets turned off at times, when I know its only me turning it off. Doubting what I'm seeing.

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      JBSNVNY 2 years ago from Upstate NY

      No problem being a skeptic fact it is one of the best ways to expand your awareness...ask questions and then listen to the answers with an open heart. Thanks for reading and being open!

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      I enjoy reading about things like this, though I'm a skeptic.

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      Mimar 3 years ago

      OK, your dog had soooo much to say. In this reading he and I are havnig a conversation. Blessings,AlixCharlie Brown where are you?I’m in heavenWhy are you there?It was my time to goHow did you get there?I arranged to goYour human mom Elana is very sadYes I know but she does not know. This is the crux of the message this is what we came to you (Alix) so that she could hear: there is nothing sad about passing over, there is nothing sad. The part of us that is spirit is always joyful and always alive and it never knows death. Only the personality knows death and that is supposed to die sooner or later anyway.When Elana is in the kitchen making breakfast I am there. When her daughter sees me I am there. I will always be there with her but not in the body any more just in spirit. I am to be her guide.Elana's daughter is very magical. She sees things and knows things. It is very important that Elana honors this seeing. I will come to the daughter at important times she should learn to pay attention when she sees me.The world is a magical place. I am gone but not really. Please tell Elana to stop crying and begin to embrace that magic. Her life depends on it. This is what she is here to do and I will always be there beside her. I love her slurp all is well I am with god good-bye and trust!

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      ShyeAnne 4 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

      I see it because I believe it. I love that line. My psychic ability is sometimes very sharp, and other times very very limited. Many thought provoking concepts I have come up with to explain this...hmm, an idea for a hub perhaps?

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      GracieLake 6 years ago from Arizona

      I have been working on my intuitive side through meditation and it's been working. I've heard that practicing by connecting to animals is an excellent method. Thanks for writing a very interesting hub!

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      Owl Ka Myst 6 years ago from In the Valley of Grapes

      Awesome hub!

      What I have found that is a big hindering factor is expectation.

      Just because 'Ann' hears voices in her left ear, does not mean that 'Bill' will.

      One has to be open to ANY impression and means of 'transmission'.

      I am predominantly an intuitive & visionary. If I stuck to waiting for just those two means of psychic senses, I would miss a lot.

      I once did a reading and as I shuffled my tarot cards, I got an intuitive impression accompanied with the odor of sweet smelling tabacco. It turned out that the client had smoked a cigarette and then sprayed perfume to mask the smoke smell right before typing up her email with her question.

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      davidkaluge 6 years ago

      "All things are possible to those that belief" I have forgotten who said it. " It is impossible for those that tried and kept trying to fail. But how can they fail when their hand is still in the work?"