Psychic abilities allow you to have perceptions beyond the physical body. They are part of the daily life of many. You will find countless references in books, movies and the internet for phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, intuition and premonition, which are some types of non-physical (or extraphysical) perception. But how do I know if I have psychic abilities?
Most of us have most likely thought about this question at some point in our lives. Maybe one day you find you have very clear intuition, another day you may experience déjà vú, at another time you experience a lucid dream or even clairvoyance, maybe when you were younger.
We are All Psychic
So; how to know if I have psychic abilities after experiencing one or more of these? The answer is really simple: we are all psychic. Some of us are more psychic than others and some of us have these abilities more developed than others; but we all possess the ability of being a proper psychic with training and their development.
Psychic abilities are in fact a ‘kind of intelligence’; you learn them in the same way you learn how to play the piano or drive a car. You simply learn how to become psychic.
But it is important to understand there are people that have this intelligence much more developed than others; so for them it is simply a part of their lives. Others want to either develop, increase and/or control them.
If you want to know if you already possess these types of abilities (or Parapsychic Intelligence) pay attention as you go through life to occurrences that might lead you to come to this conclusion.
Understanding Psychic Abilities
The first step is to understand the different ways that information can reach you, a consciousness. If you touch a metallic door knob you will get the sensation that it is cold. You perceive this via a physical sense.
If you are lying on your bed, relaxed, and clearly feel a tingling sensation between your eyebrows, that persists for more than a minute, and fells as if a feather was touching that area repeatedly, when there is nothing physical touching that area, then that might be your psychic perception at work. In other words, the sensation cannot be explained in physical terms and maps to a non-physical body that we have: the energy body (or energosoma).
If you have your eyes open and look at another person in front of and see the details of her face, hair, eyes, this is the result of your eyes, brain, and all physical parts of your body involved in physical sight.
If you, however, see a bright envelope around the person, about five centimetres thick, along with brightness and colours around the head, in an area that extends up to 20 centimetres from the head, then this is psychic ability. You would be seeing her aura, something that is extraphysical and not accessible through your physical eyes.
People often ask me if those things could not simply be our imagination. The thing is imagination is something you decide to put into work. It’s your will power at work. We can apply the same “tests” to differentiate physical and psychic perceptions.
In the metallic door knob example, you can ask yourself “am I imagining this psychic ability?” If after you verify this you continue to feel the coldness of the metal, you know the perception is there. It requires you to be in a passive, receptive state, trying to “listen” or “receive” the perception without letting your expectation or will interfere. If you train this ability with your physical perceptions it will be easier for you to identify when you have a psychic perception.
Put your Psychic Abilities Through the Test:
10 Questions that Will Help You Assess Them
- Have you felt drained after meeting someone? Like you need to have a quick nap?
- Have you ever had a feeling that something is about to happen to someone around you only to find out it actually happened after some time?
- Have you ever visited a friend in his/her house (feeling great when arriving) but then left feeling really tired? (no drinking or eating involved)
- Have you ever woken up remembering a very lucid dream or an out-of-body experience?
- Have you ever had a lucid out-of-body experience?
- How about clairvoyance? Have you ever had a flash and you were able to see other dimensions or people that have already passed away?
- Intuition: is it common to you? How relevant are your intuitions?
- Have you ever been able to predict the future?
- How about past events? Have you ever had a retrocognition or recollection of a previous life?
- Have you ever felt spontaneous vibration within your body when waking up or when falling asleep?
If you have answered ‘yes’ or agreed with any of these questions there are possibilities that you possess a good level of psychism, that’s how simple it is to tell if you possess psychic abilities.
Your Interest is Already a Sign!
Another thing to take into account is when we show a particular interest for the topic. This implies we have more awareness around it therefore we have a better chance to increase and develop the abilities. Curiosity, motivation and dedication are key for the development of this process.
Ideally we all should be developing this intelligence in order to add to all the other capacities we already have; therefore our understanding around life might increase and expand.
Knowledge is necessary for the development of your psychic abilities: read, study, practice and you will be able to understand your level of psychism as well as to better develop this intelligence.
Applying Techniques for Psychic Development in a Healthy State
It is important to mention that you should also focus on applying techniques to achieve psychic experiences while in a healthy condition, where you could exercise your lucidity and mental abilities fully.
Because of this, taking any kind of drug, supplement, plant, root, or anything that will alter your mental abilities will not help, particularly when you are trying understand what psychic abilities are.
Belief and Psychic Abilities
Another common theme related to this question is whether or not you should believe in psychic powers. IAC proposes that you don’t believe in anything and that you try to validate the theory that you learn with your own experiences.
Approaching the subject with an open mind and with a healthy dose of scepticism can be very helpful in differentiating sensations from the physical body, imagination, and real psychic perception.
That approach requires you to accept that sometimes you will not know what exactly happened. This is expected and should not discourage you. The universe within and the one around us are both very complex, and at times we will not know, at least not right away. What is important is if you have new experiences and learn how to identify when it is psychic ability in more instances as you gather experience.
Personal Growth and Parapsychism
Psychic abilities are natural abilities, and as such, may be learned and some may have them spontaneously. Some may be good at one modality, for example, telepathy, but inexperienced in another, for example, premonition.
Learn how to work with energies and honest, brave attempts to know more about the areas of your personality that you can improve (self-knowledge) will also help to ensure a healthy development of your psychic abilities.
The Stereotypical Image of Psychics
A lot of movies unfortunately portray the psychic ability as something obscure (in horror movies, for example), mystical (in some dramas and action movies), or pertaining to a person that is imbalanced, unstable (to avoid the word “crazy”), or that has some grave illness (a brain tumour), suffered an injury, had a near-death experience, or was hit by lightning.
Those references may give the inaccurate impression that psychic abilities only happens in odd circumstances, which is not the case at all. There are plenty of rational healthy people that had extraordinary psychic experiences that made them more mature. There are also people that apply a rational approach to their psychic abilities and apply those experiences for personal growth, which is the approach at IAC.
**Find here our list of different types of psychic abilities.