Have you ever wondered how to develop your psychic abilities or questioned if you possess any?
Most of us have been taught to rely and relate to the world around us solely with our physical senses: touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell. A psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP), also often called sixth sense or second sight, to identify hidden information from the mind rather than recognized physical senses. Clairvoyance and telepathy are perhaps the most familiar ESP talents, but there are over fifteen different types of recorded psychic abilities.
The truth is we are all given spiritual gifts and it is possible to strengthen them. We’ve all had those intuitive moments where the urge to do something or go somewhere seemingly comes out of nowhere. Maybe you’ve experienced that niggling feeling something’s about to happen, déjà vu or just sensed the vibe was off in certain environments or around specific people. Each of these scenarios are instances you were receptive and responsive to your ESP.
So, how can you hone your psychic abilities? Honing your gift is a lifelong journey, but the first steps to take are easy and available to anyone.
Step One: Focus On Your Breathing
The human body can go months without food, days without water but only a few minutes without breath. Breath is the foundation of life, yet not much thought is often given to this life-giving process. The awareness of breath is essential to connecting with your body and soul.
To start out, simply take a few moments out of your day to sit still and breathe. Gently fill up the space in your belly then slowly breathe out. Notice the difference between the constant shallow breaths you take in without thought versus the intentional deep breaths in which you focus on your body. You will be amazed at how three or four deep breaths can shift your mood and calm your senses.
Add intentions as deep breathing becomes a part of your self-care routine. Focus on centering your thoughts with your first breath, your purpose for the day or your life in general with your second breath then dedicate your third breath to something you’re grateful for. Deep breathing will have a positive physiological and mental impact in your life. Try it today!
Step Two: Incorporate Yoga & Meditation Into Your Daily Routine
The term “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit (an ancient language in Hinduism) literally means “union”. Yoga is associated with traditional and mental disciplines originating in India. There are many different styles of modern day yoga, but all generally include breath control, simple meditation and the adoption of specific body positions.
Mainstream yoga typically views yoga as a physical practice with a spiritual part, whereas traditional yoga is seen as a spiritual practice with a physical part. Traditional yoga, as developed in India, has deep religious roots. It is often called Siddha Yoga and it was founded by the late spiritual teacher, Swami Muktanada.
Siddha Yoga is the primary discipline to study and learn when trying to develop one’s psychic gifts because it’s more than a physical fitness program. This type of yoga is viewed as a spiritual path of discipline that awakens the practitioner to the divinity of one’s inner self as well as that of the world around him or her.
Meditation is an integral part of Siddha Yoga. Many people worry they are incapable of mastering this ancient custom but nothing could be further from the truth. Meditation is the practice of turning our attention inward and connecting with who we are as part of the Divine.
Acknowledging your connection and celebrating your bond through deep breaths, yoga and meditation will strengthen your innate psychic abilities.
Step Three: Seek Out A Spiritual Mentor/Life Coach
Growth in any area of our lives can be challenging and sometimes frustrating. Finding your way on your unique path to spiritual awakening and honing your psychic gifts might require help. Don’t be afraid to seek out a spiritual mentor or life coach. These individuals are called to help you and are waiting to show you the infinite possibilities of you! Research potential mentors then trust your natural gift of discernment. Trust you will be drawn to the right coach and believe what the Universe already knows: You are powerful and you are gifted!