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Psychic Abilities: Could You Have Them?

Updated on October 14, 2014
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Cynthianne has a B.S. in Psychology and is licensed in Astrology. She is autistic, as are three of her children.

Fog and trees
Fog and trees

Do You Have To Be Born Psychic?

Are people born with psychic abilities or is it something one can gain? There are many books on the subject of psychic abilities and a recurrent thought is that people are born with the ability to be psychic, though all may not develop their abilities. A person may have a “strong intuition” or “follow their gut” when faced with a problem. A mother may know her child is injured before she is told. All these situations are different levels of psychic abilities.

Increase Your Gut Feeling aka Intuition, Sixth Sense and ESP

Increasing your own intuition or gut feelings involves little work. When you have a feeling, write it down or voice record it as soon as you can. Keep a journal of what you felt. When you have confirmations, write them down, all with the date and time. You may not get confirmation every time, but what you felt may mean something later on. Before we move on, the common misconceptions must be addressed. Not understanding these can undermine any good you are doing in your road to self awareness and stronger intuition

Common Misconception

A common misconception is that psychics are right, every time, all the time. What often happens is that the intuition or vision came through as symbols or signs. It is like a puzzle. One may visit a psychic and then think the answer was “wrong” when things did not turn out exactly as he or she said it would. It is important to understand as you develop your own intuition that you may not see things clearly, exactly as it is going to be. Sometimes a person has to learn something from the event and this would not happen if they were given complete information.

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It helps when working with enhancing your intuition to know the subject or situation. Pick simple things at first like “is that person going to buy the orange or not?” Then concentrate on what your gut is telling you. Relax your mind and see what you Feel not Think. As you watch the person (be careful to not act like a stalker, just like you are waiting to get close to the fruit), you will see what they pick up. If they pick up the fruit that you felt, then you can feel relatively certain that you were correct. Relatively certain?? You mean that is not certain? Remember that they have not paid for the fruit and could still put it back. You do not want to get arrested for stalking or hit with a stalk of celery for acting like a creep, so it is best to just try to see the person get in the checkout line and leave it at that.

What do you mean feel, not think? Aren’t they the same thing?

No, they are not. Feeling and thinking are two different things when referring to psychic abilities. When you feel you are using your gut feeling. When you think you are relying on your logical brain to make the decision. Logic does not always play well with intuition, logic wants to be in charge but your intuition needs to delve into the deeper parts of your mind to work. Take a deep breath and do not think. Let the idea flow, come to you. When you are using your intuition you will learn that it actually feels differently physically than thinking does. Take some time out in your life and do some simple meditation sessions.

Simple Meditation

Simple meditation involves relaxing the mind and releasing tension. You can listen to music but to start with, let’s meditate without music. Imagine yourself sitting in a very quiet, but comfortable place. You want to meditate, not fall asleep like I did when I was first learning this. Breath in and out slowly, releasing all thought from your mind. If you realizing you are thinking, tell yourself “No. No thoughts” You will reach the point that your mind is blank; you can sense the darkness, the emptiness. At this point you should focus, yes think, on your subject. But only focus on the problem; nothing around the problem. For example: you are low on money. Do not focus on what can happen if you do not pay the bills, only focus on what needs to happen, what changes need to take place to bring more money to you. You will begin to see things, like watching a movie. You are accessing parts of your brain you may not have accessed before. Let the visions flow and when they start repeating themselves it is time to stop your session. Write down what you saw and felt but do not act yet. Take time and feel what you saw. You can do this later, while you are cooking dinner or riding the bus. Think about what you were supposed to learn from what you saw. You have completed a simple meditation session.

So, now I am a psychic, right?

No. Revealing your intuition is one thing, releasing your psychic abilities is different. When the new ability to continuously have your psychic abilities revealed happens, it can be very overwhelming. You may reach the point that you cannot walk down the sidewalk without knowing what your neighbors’ are doing. Now that you have reached this point in your abilities, you need to calm it down. Being psychic and having psychic abilities are different. You can be psychic, but if you are not in control of it, you can feel information from the person in the next house over and confuse it for information for the person sitting on your couch. Once you have reigned in your new found ability, and can focus on one thing at a time, without interference, then you are a psychic.

100% Psychic and True

To be 100% correct is not going to happen. If a psychic claims to be 100% correct, you know that they are not a true psychic. Oftentimes people will make claims to know everything about a person so that they can make money. Do not fall into this trap. Be honest with yourself and accept that you will be “wrong” sometimes and you will be wrong sometimes. If you see a situation turn out different than you expected, check yourself. How do you feel? It may not be that you are wrong; but that you are to learn from the experience or that you interpreted what you felt incorrectly.

Now that you have the basics, try to release your intuition

You Have Felt The Light

Sun through the trees. Psychic energy.
Sun through the trees. Psychic energy.

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 15 months ago

      Hello, Elisa Joy,

      It can be very overwhelming when sorting through the visions and premonitions, figuring out what to act on and what to wait and see about. I rarely use tools to connect but that does not mean those that do are wrong. It is a personal choice and connection. I see you also believe that. :-) Getting that Goldstar can be difficult. Look for little things to be true, to let you know that you know what you are feeling/seeing, is true. Sometimes I see things years in advance and those are the hardest ones to know if what I saw was exact or representative. Remember,when you are "checking" your abilities, seeing how accurate you are, some things can be clues, or representative. For example: I kept having visions of this one church building falling apart, like it was hit with a bomb...turns out that it was not a physical bomb but something the church did that made headline news and "bombed" their reputation. What was being said was not accepted well and there was a lot of backlash. Or another one...smaller...when I moved I kept seeing a particular color of house that I moved in to. I found a house that matched that color but the house was not livable. I did end up in a house...that same color...it had been painted the week before I saw it in real life!! So, you see, sometimes, you just have to wait out the visions. *sigh* I can feel you have the gift. I feel it very strong with you. Keep following your visions, writing them down, recording them. You will get that Goldstar! I know you will.

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      Elisa Joy 15 months ago

      This is very positive. I was thinking about my dream and how most of it is come true. There's just one final piece. I want for it to happen so much, that I question it's reality. At this present time it seems impossible just based on circumstance. However, I know that nobody could've told me five years ago that I would be here today. So I can only imagine how great the future is. If you still check this site ma'am I hope you don't mind me calling you that I'm trying to show appreciation for your teaching teaching I know that I know when others don't. On my iPhone had dreams visions premonitions got instinctual feelings urges and prompting that have shown their reason for existing overtime. But I'm having trouble with is how to connect with this on a different level and still to stay true to myself. I am not one to use objects such as crystals or taro already am so overwhelmed by all of the feelings and the people around me sometimes it's hard to hear my own voice. I have my spiritual life and it's extremely important to me that I don't change my fave simply due to getting caught up in the moment. I personally believe that we are all only aware of elements of the truth and that not one person has it "Right" I have several life altering situation occurring at the present time and I know that things will work out the way that they're supposed to I would like to allow myself to get more in touch with my spirituality and maintaining personal believes so that I can get a sense of reassurance and guidance. I realize I'm always being guided is more that sense of comfort that I need the Goldstar saying hey good job you're doing a OK. Do you have any suggestions?

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      ChrisMill24, It definitely sounds like you are psychic!! Some people realize their gift because of dreams that consistently come true. Congratulations! You have a whole new world to explore and enjoy.

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      ChrisMill24 3 years ago

      hey so this is about 6 months late and I don't know if you are still on here, but I have question to know if this is true or not? When i was younger I would always have dreams even back in my highschool years and im in my 20s now I would dream of things that would come does this mean I am psychic or what? Because a lot of the things that I would dream come true besides the really crazy dreams lol.

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      lateefahlove 3 years ago

      Thank you very much!! :-D

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      Hello, Lateefahlove,

      Finding your path and gifts can be very exciting as well as frustrating. You get feelings, start with that. Work with understanding when you get a feeling it is intuition. You are already doing that, so headed in the right way. I was born with my abilities but my Grandmother helped me fine tune them. The best way to find out what gifts you have is to try everything. Have you ever noticed lights go out, or turn on when you enter the room or walk down the street, for example? This is a good sign of having the gift of moving items (telekinesis). You can start by trying to affect the lights on purpose, work energy with energy. have you ever had a candlelight without a match? You may have fire starter abilities. (This one is a bit scary...I know...but handy when camping out and you can't get a good fire going). If you want, get some Tarot cards. I have many sets that I use mostly when I have a headache or not feeling up to doing a strong reading. I can get psychically stronger just holding the cards, so for me, they are more for focus. But, using the cards to hone your skills is a good way to practice and some people find that they connect very well with them. I love my pendulum. I use it over maps, for example, to find things. This is another tool I use with the psychic abilities. I feel, with you, and many others, that the tools used are helping to focus. I feel you will find that your abilities come naturally and will be strong in the very near future. Oh, I, personally, am not a fan of Spirit Boards. I get distracted by the vibrations I get off the the whole board so it makes the reading a bit confusing. But, if you find you like it, use it. Go to a store, in person if you can, and "feel" out what tool to try. You will feel drawn to what is the right thing for you to test out right now.Trust your intuition and have fun. Do not be surprised if over the course of discovery you end up with items you know longer feel apply to you. Like a good textbook, you will learn along the way. :-)

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      lateefahlove 3 years ago

      Hi, its me again. I was trying to find out what psychic abilities I have. But I don't know were to start. I was wondering how you find info. on your abilities and the tools (if you use them) you use. If that's okay. Thanks!

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      Lateefahlove,

      Do not worry. They will be intense sometimes but you will get used to it. Sometimes when I get an intense vision or feeling, I have difficulty breathing. I also have asthma so I have to focus to see if it is asthma or I have a vision or premonition coming through. :D

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      lateefahlove 3 years ago

      Thank you! Thank you! I was starting to worry about the stomach ache. They we're starting to get more intense. :-D

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      Hello,Lateefahlove,

      You can increase the times pf psychic abilities that you are clearly already having by concentrating on subjects that you will know the answer to fairly quickly. Also, as you understand and accept that you premonitions are real and the tingly stomach etc are signs of impending or currently happening, psychic experience, they will come more often and you will naturally be able to "at will" have visions. It may take a little time, but keep at it, concentrate on being psychic and soon it will be second nature. :-)

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      lateefahlove 3 years ago

      Hi. I like your wed site. I was just hope you can tell me if how I can active psychic abilities because I often have feelings that something is going to happen and it always does, like a day later. Or a couple of hours later. Always have this feel in my stomach like my insides are tingly. Do you have any idea how to activate it on will? Thank you.:-)

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      No, psychics are not always "right". They may interpret the situation differently than the outcome. Technically, that makes them "wrong" but in hindsight, review of the situation, one may see and be able to say that they were not "wrong" at all, but it was the interpretation of what the vision was showing.

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      So psychics are not always right. Interesting perspective.

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      Cynthianne Neighbors 3 years ago

      :-) You are welcome. Thank you for your comments.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      I love this hub, I am very interested in the unknown.

      Your hub is exactly how I feel.

      I am not big on fortune/card readers or anyone that claims they know all as you say. These ones are out to make a buck.

      Sometimes its hard to spot a fake, because we want to hear all good things.

      However as you say your intuition will guide you to the genuine ones.

      I love when you said you can (if you have not yet learned to block out distractions around you) read different vibrations and tack them on to the person you are reading.

      I had friends that would go see card readers all the time and would want me to go in and the reader would say its ok, however I always tell them that you cannot get a proper reading like this, as you will be mixing both parties with the one reading.

      I also agree with you that if what they say does not turn out they say they were wrong but in reality we have to learn to "decode" our readings or our dreams/visions. I have precognitive dreams but they are coded and symbolize other things.

      It is hard sometimes to quiet your mind, I love going to nature but that is hard at times also.

      I do not believe that a true psychic should charge for a reading, at first anyway until she develops her fan base, and it is her only means of income.

      A gift is always given free.

      I also am not keen on those that misuse the gift for their own selfish purposes.

      I love that picture

      Great hub

      Thanks