Every week my in box is littered with people emailing me the same question: I think I'm psychic, what should I do? It always takes me a long time to answer that question, so I thought I'd try to sum it up here.
1) If you think you're psychic, you are. For example, I've never woken up and said, "I think I'm a great football player." You know why? Because I'm not. If you feel you have a talent, an ability, that means you do. If you're interested in all things paranormal, there's a reason for that. Go out and find out what you're meant to do with that passion. (More on that later.)
2) Everyone is a little bit psychic. Intuition is a muscle and the more you exercise it, the stronger it will become. The belief about prodigies is a myth in my opinion. I've read biographies of Mozart claiming that his dad made him play the piano for eight hours a day. We've all heard the stories of Tiger Wood's dad pushing him; Andre Agassi confessed in his autobiography that he hated tennis but he played six hours a day every day because his dad made him. Magic Johnson and his best friend Celtic's player Larry Bird often joke how they lived, ate and breathed basketball from a very young age. When the two were rivals, they practiced even harder. What could you accomplish if you singularly gave that much time and attention to one pursuit? All I'm saying is this: don't think you're not psychic if you try to get information a few times and get nothing. Where would we be in this world if Mozart gave up playing the piano after the first month of learning the keys?
Let me prove my point that everyone is psychic. I'll bet you'll answer in the affirmative to at least three of these questions:
a) Have you ever called someone and they said, "I was just thinking about you!"
b) Have you ever been talking about someone and then bumped into that person later that week?
c) Have you ever heard your name being called upon waking up only no one was there?
d) Have you dreamed about an event only to have it occur late in real life?
e) Have you smelled something with no nearby physical source such as cigarette smoke, perfume or flowers?
f) Do a lot of coincidences occur for you?
g) Do people say to you, "You always know just what to say to me?"
h) Do you have very vivid dreams, often in color?
4) So, if you think you're psychic, you probably are. Ok, now what? First, you need to read, read, read. Read everything you can on psychics, mediums, chakras, crystals, and meditation. I've posted some of my favorite books on my website under Recommended Reading (www.thecrystalchick.com)
5) Next, you're going to have to meditate. There is no way around this. You can not maintain a busy life style and expect messages from other dimensions to get through to you. You have to learn how to slow your brain and move through beta, alpha and theta states of mind. You can begin with guided meditations. But eventually you should learn to slow down and meditate on your own -- even if it's only for five minutes a day.
6) You also need to figure out who your team is. Try to connect with your angel and spirit guides through meditation. For more help, you can listen to my CD Meet Your Spirit Guide which can be found on my website. It's important for you to get in touch with who your helpers are as you navigate this intuitive journey.
7) You will need a solid foundation of faith. You have to believe in something higher than yourself to this work. There's just no way around this.
8) Learn psychic protection techniques. Judy Hall and Ted Andrews have great books on Psychic Protection as do several other authors. As you open up, you'll have to protect your aura, learn grounding techniques and releasing methods.
9) You must study and know your chakras. These energy centers are the gateway to everything. You have to learn what they are, what they do, how to open them, how to cleanse them and how to spin them to raise your vibrations. My CD called Chakra Cleansing Guided Meditation will teach you how to do this.
10) Learn how to raise and lower your vibrations -- this is key to doing psychic work. You can do this through a variety of methods -- crystals, meditation, yoga, walking in nature, but most of all positive energy, self love and loving others.
11) Establish a code of ethics for your psychic work. For example, I only allow people to get two readings a year from me. This prevents dependency and encourages people to look within for answers. I maintain confidentiality with my readings. When I discuss my readings here on the blog, I either get permission from the client or will change their name and sometimes their gender too. I will not read for someone if their energy doesn't match with mine or if I've had anything to drink. I can't tell you how many times I'll be at a party happily sipping wine and making small talk when someone will say to me, "Read me! Read me! Read me now!" Yikes. You must never read for someone when you have anything in your body like prescription medication, alcohol or drugs. You're opening yourself up to possible psychic attack and taking on the client's energy.
12) And lastly, and probably most importantly, don't do a darn thing psychically until you can honestly answer this question: Why do I want to be psychic? If your answer doesn't center on helping others, don't do this work. It's tricky work, it can be depressing to be around so much grief and tragedy, and it drains your life force energy (look at Edgar Cayce's biography if you don't believe me), so if you aren't in it to help others and be of service, then this is not for you.