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How to Know If I'm Psychic
Ever Thought You Might Be Psychic?
We spend a majority of our lives trying to find the "meaning to life" or the purpose behind living. Some of us find it, some of us don't...while others believe that they know more than the meaning of life...that they know other realms of life and can help others become aware of those other realms. I'm talking about people who believe they are psychic.
So what does the word psychic really mean? Dictionary.com defines the term psychic with four definitions, but the particular definition we are looking for is someone who is:
sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.
Have you ever felt that you could be psychic by these standards? Maybe you clicked on this hub thinking that you would find out the answer to the question that might be plaguing your mind - "How to Know If I'm Psychic". I will try my absolute best to aid you in the path to finding out if you are indeed psychic.
Different Forms of ESP
First of all, if you're wondering whether you could be psychic, don't feel as if you are the only one out there experiencing these strange and somewhat disturbing thoughts. There are many people in the world today that have abilities or sensitivities to different energies or what some call other "realms" of existence. What we call "psychic" today is something that has been around since the very beginning of man. Even if you search the Bible for references to people who have abilities to see the future or know what others are thinking or even speak to the dead, you will find MANY references on these subjects.
So what types of ESP are there? There seem to be so many different forms of ESP, so let's clarify which way is up and which way is down in the world of psychic abilities. Because there is so many different types, let it be known that I'm sticking to the main types here.
Astrology - Being able to know the patterns of planets and astrological signs to determine future events.
Aura Reading - Being able to read someone's energy field or aura in order to predict future events or to determine health issues, etc.
Channeling - When a higher intelligence is taken into one's body and speaks through the channeler.
Clairvoyance - Someone who can "see clearly". Someone who can see the future or see another spiritual realm.
Clairaudience - Someone who can "hear clearly". Someone who can hear words from the spiritual realm or hear thoughts.
Clairsentience - Someone who can "sense clearly". Someone who reads their senses in environments or of people to determine present problems or future events or even if there is ghostly activity.
Empathy - Someone who can literally feel the pain or emotions of another person. This is much different than sympathy, because the empath will literally feel physical pain or mental anguish...just as the original person is feeling.
Lucid Dreaming - The ability to wake up (be conscious) inside of a dream and experience an alternate reality.
Medium - A medium is someone who can give messages from another realm to people in this; reality. Usually a medium gives a message from a dead loved one to someone who's still living.
Telepathy - An ability to communicate thoughts over a long distance to someone else.
And there are many, many more forms of ESP, but this is a list of just the major ones. Keep in mind too many psychics are able to scry or read tarot cards, gave into crystal balls, and read tea leaves to gain knowledge into past, present, or future events.
But this still doesn't answer the prying question "How to Know If I'm Psychic", now does it?
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How to Know If I'm Psychic: Signs That You Could Be Psychic
There are many different signs and symptoms (if you want to call them symptoms) that may become known to you to indicate that you are indeed what people call "psychic".
When talking about learning if you're psychic or not, we'll have to exclude the idea that you can already channel or read tarot cards, as these are more practiced forms of divination. The signs that you could be psychic or have the ability to develop your psychic abilities could be any or all of the following:
- you've seen ghosts or felt the presence of ghosts in particular environments
- you've felt energy changes in particular environments or around particular people
- you've seen a field of energy or light surrounding someone
- you've had dreams of future events and then they've come true
- you've had dreams in which you are fully conscious
- you've heard random things (such as another person's thoughts) but disregarded them as your own silly thoughts or imagination
- you can't handle large crowds because the sense of others' emotions is too strong
- you tend to freak out and have to leave if someone in the same room as you is having a fight with another or are very angry or sorrowful
- you can't handle funerals, the emotions are just too crippling
- worrying about other people will sometimes make you physically sick
- you've experienced a dream in which you were "out of your body" (what we call astral projection)
These are just a few of the signs in order to answer the question - "How to Know If I'm Psychic". I, myself, have experienced quite a few of the above signs in my lifetime. I don't know that I'd call myself an experienced or knowledged psychic, but I do feel as though I have psychic abilities...probably because I've aknowledged them and want to learn more about them.
If you feel that you could have the abilities to be a psychic, my advice is to read up about the different types of ESP. Try to learn as much as you can on the subject. Also - try meditating or enhancing your dreamwork (if indeed you are a dreamer). If you're a dreamer, try out some of the books that I've put links to above right.
In my honest opinion, I don't think being psychic is that special, as I believe every single human being on this planet has these abilities in them...the problem is that most people don't believe in them or reject them as being "evil" so therefore, they lose these abilities.
If you feel as though you are the type of psychic that could do readings, then try out different types of divinatory tools: tarot cards, crystal balls, runes, tea leaves, clouds, mirrors, etc. You won't be able to just realize that you're psychic and start giving people advice or messages from the other side. It is an ability that you will absolutely have to develop. It's a journey to learn about yourself and the world around you (and the other world around you, as well).
Good luck on your journey into learning the spiritual realm, and stay safe!