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How to Improve Your Psychic Abilities

Updated on July 22, 2007

Have you ever tried to call a friend on the telephone, received a busy signal and later found out it was because she was trying to call you at that exact moment? Do you finish other people's sentences or instinctively know what they're going to say next? Do you "sense" something is going to happen before it does? Do you get a "feel" for someone within minutes of meeting them? Are animals and children drawn to you? Have you ever been so influenced by a dream that it caused you to alter your plans? Many people are already endowed with a modicum of psychic ability but because we live in a society that encourages logic and reason over gut feeling and intuition, these inherent abilities are grossly neglected.

But if you've ever experienced several of the above (or more) you may be more attuned than most. If you are already a highly intuitive person, if you make decisions based on how you feel rather than what you think, it's possible that you use a latent psychic skill to get these impressions. There are a number of ways to capitalize on this predisposition and improve your psychic abilities tenfold.


"The ability to tell the history of an object and its owner"

  1. Borrow an item from a friend or family member.
  2. Holding the object in your head, relax, clear your mind, and let your intuition kick in. Don't worry about making mistakes, and don't try to force anything. Just let the information flow naturally and say whatever comes into your head without censoring it or second guessing or analyzing. What are you feeling? What are your gut reactions? Let your mind wander and wonder: is this person warm or cold, happy or sad, introverted or extroverted, close-minded or free-spirited?
  3. Now go deeper. Don't focus on what you see with your eyes. Just because you are holding an expensive watch does not mean that the owner is wealthy; it could have been a gift. Talk aloud about what you feel instinctively, even if it doesn't make sense at the time, not what you see realistically.
  4. Talk to your friend by asking open-ended questions, but make it clear that he or she should not respond. Brainstorm, in a way, aloud, about what their past was like. Were they happy, were they lonely? Were they closer with their mother or their father? Focus on the past, don't attempt to make predictions about the future.
  5. When you're done, ask your friend what percentage you got right. Ask them to be specific -- you may be surprised at how accurate your "guesses" were. The more you practice psychometry, the more your mind will expand and the better you'll get. Use different objects and different friends, and keep track of how many of your "guesses" were correct. Over time, and with enough practice and dedication, you should notice your accuracy (and your psychic ability) improving.


"The ability to tune in to the thoughts of others, or to put your thoughts into someone else's mind"

  1. Get together with a friend or, better yet, a spouse, and decide who is going to be the sender and who is going to be the receiver. Let's say you're going to be the receiver. Instruct your husband to draw a simple picture on a piece of paper. The best images to use are ones that involve all five senses, emotional images that invoke severe and intense feelings. For example, a hand being hit by a hammer or a man leaping from an open window. If you know the sender intimately, have him draw an image that is ripe with meaning for the two of you.
  2. Imagine your mind's eye opening to reveal a bright light within your "third eye", located in the middle of the forehead. Imagine your husband's thoughts traveling from his brain to yours, and imagine your mind opening to receive his images. Now draw the first thing you see once the eye opens. Just like with all psychic improvement techniques, do not censor yourself. Just draw what you see and go with it.
  3. Compare drawings to see how close you got.


"A form of ESP whereby the viewer psychically visits a place in their dreams"

  1. Ask a friend to put an unusual object, like a box of cereal or a tube of toothpaste, something that wouldn't normally be found in the bedroom, on their nightstand before they go to bed.
  2. Before going to sleep, perform the same exercise discussed in the telepathy exercise. Clear your thoughts and picture your inner eye opening to absorb the information around it. When you wake up in the morning, write down the first thing you think of.
  3. Check later to see if your dreams included the unusual object. It may be very vague at first. For example, if they used a box of cereal, you may have dreamed of eating breakfast. If they used a tube of toothpaste, you may have dreamed of brushing your teeth or having a toothache. However, the more you practice, the more specific your dreams will become.



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      adrian 5 years ago

      I will like to improfe my abilities. Could someone help me.? My email. AdrL09@hotmail

      Com thankyou.

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      BRIAN 5 years ago

      wow i thnk this article was a step forward for me 'coz i now knw what to do from now and it was great hearin different people talking about the same experiances i had..pleas let me know more if you have more

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      eric 5 years ago

      i dunno what to say but i have 10/10 and 100% accurate prediction, mind reading tech and specially i can read the future z i have a vision.... but it has a great risk I'm losing eye sight and etc... . i dunno what to do. but to die early as possible...

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      Hannah 6 years ago

      i had a dream that my that my friends boyfriend was going to breakup with her and the next moring he did also i keep having dreams about the guy i like and i feel like its so real that ive lived it also when my grandmal gave me a neakalace and i see my great grandmother wearing it ALSO i saw a picture in my dream and i drawled it the next day i felt like i knew the person my last thing i prodict something like saying oh you got drug tested today when i had know prior knollage of the drug testing i felt today that my friend wasn't here and she wasn't weird right i do that all the time i need someone to help me this article really helped thanks -Hannah R

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      Silence 6 years ago

      I don't know if anyone else recognize it but more and more of us are experiencing wonderful gifts and spiritual workings. I myself have seen an undeniable and amazing hieghtening of my spiritual awaress. I have learn to listen to my inner voice and find myself witnessing sight in my dreams, words before they are spoken, things to come,ability to sense energy, and God's undeniable word manifest. I would like to find a site so other people who are experiencing the same things can share and relate. If anyone can refer a site I would appreciate it. Hit me at

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      tHeEnD 6 years ago

      Lately this voice has been telling me to do terrible things. It used to tell me to do nice things. But lately...terrible.

      The voice never shuts up until it gets what it wants and it wants somethings that I dont want to do but it keeps talking and talking and its louder than my stereo and it keeps telling me to go.

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      jok 6 years ago

      its interesting..

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      Katie (again) 7 years ago

      OH! and I also had a dream where I saw a movie, than a few weeks or months later I see a commercial for it and I tell my sisters that I already saw it, and they said I was lying because it wasn't even out in theatres yet, so we went to see it and at the end I remember saying something like, "Yeah! See! I already saw it!" because it was the same movie I saw in my dream!! (they still didn't believe me)

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      Katie 7 years ago

      :) Thank you for putting these! I just hope I can find someone to help me out with this haha my sister will think I'm crazy... Idk about my friends but I really hope this helps because I've been trying to figure out how to make my psychic abilities stronger because I know I have them. I get thoughts (maybe) and feelings sometimes from people around me and I don't think I can control it, I've also shared a dream with my little cousin (I know because I asked her questions about hers and she told me it then I was like, O.O because I had the same dream) The dreams were in the same place with the same things happening except her and I had one thing each that happened differently. (she saw a crying angel and in mine my sister started fighting me in another room but that was all that was different) :)

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      gordiluv 7 years ago

      i somtyms wonder why im the only different one in my family. i say and do things that others consider absurd. but after reading your blog, i feel dis inner joy, 'cause now i know i'm not so weird. try mailing me at i'd really appreciate ur help in fully developin my psychic abilities.

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      Emma 7 years ago

      I have been having weird happenings, such as telling my mom when the phones gonna ring, or telling my friend the grade on their test, my brother even asked if he would get busted for sneaking out, and it happened, and I guessed it would, I didn't even tell on him... So this will deffinantly put my mind to the test, to see if all that is coincidental, or maybe I have some talent... I'll know by tomorrow.

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      Mystic John 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! It's important that people have places to go in order to improve upon their inborn abilities.

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      12 Year Old Girl 7 years ago

      I have phsychic visions, I only just realized it... :D I'll use these exercises and hopefully they'll help.

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      WiccadOne  8 years ago

      Bless those who come fourth and learn from This and may it be helpful Thank you for posting Blessed Be

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      ?????????? 8 years ago

      who ever wrote this is a genius! but the dream part will be hard for me because i cannot remember the simplest dream!

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      scheng1 8 years ago

      It's strange that animals have better psychic abilities than us. Thanks for sharing the simple exercises.

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      Christie 8 years ago

      I sometimes sense something is going to happen, it just started a few weeks ago and now its frequent. But I can't do it when I want to.

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      Writer Rider 8 years ago

      I sometimes read peoples minds correctly...could be great hunch skills that I have but they say what I think they're going to saying. I also have dreams that come true.

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      bright_sorcerer 9 years ago from London, Canada

      An interesting hub with some great general information. It is quite a task to make some of these methods easily understandable when there are so many small components involved that are open to personal interpretation. I really liked your encouragement for people to use some trial and error and not discount the information they receive. It has been a crucial aspect in my own learning. Thanks again for this hub. Blessings.

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      TheBluePlanet 9 years ago from So. California

      Enjoyed your hub! Our society is becoming more aware and open to these types of topics. Thank you for sharing!

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      elly 9 years ago

      Great hub! I'd add that there are plenty of online tests and online tools for practicing psychic skills. (And some of the best are free).

      My favorite is

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      psychicadvisor 9 years ago

      Well wrote and great tips for others. Cause so many people try to make their ablitites to come forth when it is just and siimple basic way to get it to come out and to use the different ablities.

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      Evelyn Lim 10 years ago from Singapore

      Very interesting exercises that you have here. Thanks for sharing!

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      ChristineRitter 10 years ago from Ohio

      This is an awesome hub ! ! thanks so much for sharing it !

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      Psychic 10 years ago

      Some great basic suggestions for improving psychic ability.