Are you wondering if you have psychic abilities or powers because you were able to predict a future event that happened? Or have you realized that you had information about people that had not been previously given to you? Are you sensing things about strangers you meet? Can you tell what an animal or pet is thinking? And ultimately, do you believe that you are connecting with people who have passed away?
So, just how psychic are you and which psychic abilities do you have?
Specific types of psychic abilities have been recorded. The most common form is intuition. Everyone is born with it. Intuition is that gut feeling you get regarding people, places and events. All of the other forms of psychic abilities depend on it. When intuition is heightened, there is a lot more you are able to do.
These forms of extrasensory perception (ESP) or heightened abilities are collectively known as psi phenomenon and are listed below.
INTUITION — THE FIRST STEP
Intuition is part of the sixth sense and everybody has it. It is an awareness of a fact or reality that is not related to any usual reasoning power or logical assumption. It is an insight about events that may or may not take place. It surpasses logic and is more than an educated guess. Intuition is your internal communication system and is on call at any moment.
It is acquired through past experiences, current events and a natural instinct. Somehow all of this information is bundled and stored in our gut.
At one time or another, you have sensed someone’s aura. This is often referred to as the “vibes,” or vibrations you get from a person. Aura sensing is demonstrated in children between the ages of four and six. For example, when drawing family members, some children use a specific color for each person. They do so because they sense the human aura, although they do not consciously realize it. Parents and teachers often question them about why they have chosen these specific colors. Believing that there might be something wrong about drawing this way because of all the questioning, the children eventually stop. As they continue to mature, the ability fades as logic gets in the way of psychic abilities.
Channeling is the ability to connect with spirits of people who have passed away. This can be done in several ways. Direct channeling is when a deceased person connects directly with a living individual or through a psychic medium. A spirit or spirit guide often work as conduits to facilitate the transfer of information to someone or to a psychic medium in the physical world. It can be also be accomplished through various types of trance states to obtain information.
Clairaudience, which means clear hearing, is the ability to perceive sounds or words from outside sources in the spirit world. Psychics who are clairaudient hear voices, sounds or music that are not audible to the normal ear. They receive these messages mentally or within their ears. Most often, psychics have this ability in tandem with clairvoyance.
As with clairvoyance, many people have this ability without consciously realizing it. It is similar to that of someone repeating prior conversations or phrases from the past within his own mind. In some cases, the conversations are actually audible in their physical ears.
Clairsentience, which means clear sensing, is the ability to feel the present, past or future physical and emotional states of others, without the use of the normal five senses. Psychics who are clairsentient are able to retrieve information from houses, public buildings and outside areas. It is also one of the abilities used in aura sensing and psychometry.
Many people have this ability without consciously realizing it. They are the individuals who talk about getting a gut feeling, good or bad, when looking to purchase a home or just entering a building. They might pass an internal judgment of an individual when they meet.
The term clairvoyance, or clear seeing, originated from the French words clair (clear) and voir (to see). It is the ability to see events from the future, present and past within the mind’s eye. Clairvoyance differs from telepathy, which is one of several other psychic powers. Telepathy is a conscious, direct sending of information from one individual to another, without the use of the five senses. Clairvoyance is the knowledge of past, present or future events that is gained without direct conscious thought.
Precognition is the ability to actually perceive or see a future event through extrasensory perception (ESP) or clairvoyance, before it happens. The term is derived from the Latin præ, meaning “prior to” and cognitio, meaning “to learn.” Precognition is often confused with the terms premonition or prophecy, which only relate to a feeling of or sensing that something will happen in the future.
Precognitive events usually appear to individuals as a flash or spontaneous vision — when, in an awakened state, a person receives a short intense mental scenario.
Psychometry is also known as psychometrics or token-object reading. The term psychometry is derived from the Greek words ‘psyche’ meaning mind or soul and ‘metron’ meaning measure. It was named for the science invented by American physician and professor of physiology, Joseph Rhodes Buchanan in the 1840s. During a psychometry reading, a psychic is able to pick up impressions, visions, thoughts or events relating to someone just by holding an object, piece of jewelry, photograph or letter belonging to that person.
Telekinesis (TK) or psychokinesis (PK) is the movement of objects from one place to another without any form of physical contact. It also means re-shaping objects using one’s own mental energies, such as bending a spoon or small metal object by focusing on it or holding it. The term psychokinesis comes from the Greek words “psyche” meaning mind or soul and “kineisis” meaning distant-movement.
Telepathy is the direct communication between two living beings on a level that is void of written or verbal communication or the use of the five senses. One is considered the “sender” or “transmitter,” and the other is the “receiver.” Telepathy is not limited to humans. It occurs between animals and between humans and animals.
The term telepathy was coined in 1882, by Fredric W. H. Myers, one of the founders of the Society for Psychical Research. The science of parapsychology, which is the study of psi, divides telepathy into three different types.
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