Article by Patti Deschaine
You may feel like you don’t have any psychic ability, but let’s think about that for a minute. Just because you don’t see dead people, does not mean you are not blessed with inner vision. There are many ways you can use your intuition. Clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, among them. Everyone has the potential to use these gifts, though it does require time and continued effort.
First, consider the limitations you may have placed on yourself in childhood. Often parents, teachers, and peers may have poked fun at your admission of sight. Society is getting better at accepting metaphysical ideas but if you are in my own generation, these things were frowned upon: promptly squashed and hidden away, never to be spoken of again.
So in examining your intuitive nature, ask yourself: have I restricted or blocked my intuitive nature? Take some time with this question. It may very well take months or even years for you to develop or re-develop what you have put consider effort into hiding from the world. This is a process, not an event, and you are only beginning to realize your talents.
My own gift: I read energy. You may very well have a troop of ancestral relatives following you around, and while I do not see spirits frolicking around your head, I can tell you in a second if you have a gentle, positive aura or a dark, depressed one. I can tell what kind of a day you’re having before you even open your mouth to tell me. During a Reiki treatment, I can “see” energy blocks that cause you pain and discomfort, whether physical, mental or spiritual. My intuition is spot on and I have come to rely on it. Like any other talent, it has been developed over time.
Also, I have a tremendous connection with nature. I read trees and birds and flowers. I read sunsets and the waves in the ocean. I am a part of mother earth. I connect with spirit – the power of love and healing in this world and other worlds. Can you relate? Do you see yourself in these words? Would you like to?
I recently attended a business conference at a wonderful old hotel, nestled in the valley of a gorgeous mountain in New Hampshire, for my day job. The conference a committee had hired a psychic for the entertainment portion of the meeting. Now, she does see dead people. That’s her gift. She went around the room and did a number of readings for people. It was interesting, but what I found fascinating was the reaction of the people gathered. Even though they had no advance notice that there would be a psychic reading presentation, they were open and interested. Sure, a few left. Supernatural energies scare the heck out of many people. But I was pretty impressed with the crowd that remained and their attitude of curiosity. For a typical gathering of business people, they were surprisingly aware, even seeking, information. Of the participants, I noticed some were wearing crystals and overheard a couple discussing spiritual principles. Amazing!
Thankfully, the world and its opinions about energy and spiritual matters is changing for the better. Allowing yourself to relax and become comfortable with your own energetic skill set is the wave of the future.
Here are some ways you can explore and expand your psychic consciousness:
Watch for ways that the universe may be trying to communicate with you. Be open and pay close attention, the communication will be subtle. Look for repeating number sequences. 11:11 on November 11 is considered magical. Perhaps you have seen a pattern like this. You may have your own favorite number sequence that shows up regularly. What is going on at the moment it appears? What were you thinking about at the time? What is spirit trying to tell you? Awareness is key.
Notice if you often see a certain animal in dreams, photos or in real life. When you are out in nature, you may see a hawk, a rabbit, butterflies or hummingbirds. This could be your totem, or spirit animal. Animal totems assist us in understanding our purpose and creating a richer, fuller life. Look your animal up on line and see what it represents in a metaphysical sense.
Develop your intuition with stones and crystals. Go to a crystal shop and breathe in the energy there. Take your time picking out a stone that resonates with you. Then take it home and sit quietly with it. Do this regularly and note your impressions.
Take some classes or read books to expand your knowledge. There are so many options to choose from: Reiki I, II and III, Shamanic Reiki, Violet Flame Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Crystal Healing, Communicating with Archangels, among them. If a class is not local to you, consider distance learning. This is different than taking an on line course because it typically includes one on one instruction. Do your research and be comfortable that the instruction is legitimate and reputable.
As always, practice Reiki. Connect to energy daily, whenever you have a few minutes or when spirit moves you. Send loving energy to the earth and its creatures. You will be happier and more comfortable in the world when you become a part of it in this manner.
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Patti Deschaine is a traditionally trained Usui Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki Master, and owner of Maja Energy Works and Reiki Healing. She resides and practices in Wilmington, NC. She enjoys all types of Reiki and particularly loves using Reiki on animals. Patti can be found at http://