How Being Psychic Works

Apr 23, 2016 | Psychic Stuff, Question Submission, Spirit

I’m still in the process of updating post layouts, slowly and surely. I hope you’ve enjoyed some of the throwbacks that I’ve re-published over the last week. I’m sure you’ll appreciate something new for today since it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything.

As some of you know, it’s been a pretty rough start to 2016 and I’ve found it difficult to feel inspired to write much, plus I took a full time job with one of my former clients as Marketing Director and I have less free time than I used to. I’ve got several post drafts that just need to be polished a bit before publishing so hopefully I’ll start putting out some more new material for you guys in the near future.

Question from a reader:

“What does channeling feel like? Do you hear the spirits’ voices? Are you able to see them? How do you know that the ideas (if they communicate with thought) are really them and not something made up unconsciously by your mind?”

It depends on what your dominant clair is and how the spirit in question prefers to communicate.

You can hear spirits’ voices if you are clairaudient, although most clairaudience comes in words and phrases, not usually full on sentences. It’s not like talking to someone on the phone.

Typically if you DO hear voices, they are not external (external clairaudience is pretty rare), they are typically in your head and many times can sound like your own voice, or one that is gender-neutral. If you’ve ever heard what spirit voices sound like on a spirit box or in EVPs – a lot of times they sound like that in my head, depending on who is doing the talking.

Some people can see spirits, others cannot, and how you see a spirit can vary as well. Most people see them in their mind’s eye (a.k.a. the imagination). A rare few may see them physically manifested in front of them, but most of the time that depends more on the spirit itself than the person they are communicating with.

Many spirits communicate in pictures, so you don’t necessarily look at the spirit itself, but rather the image that it’s showing to you, and that image appears in the mind’s eye as well. Most of the time, this is also paired with entire concepts (just the idea, not in actual words) that are sort of downloaded with the visuals.

You know that they aren’t something made up by your mind because when you are thinking, you have a train of thought – you actively participate in creating those thoughts. When things just pop into your head unrelated to what you are thinking about, you can easily identify them. They’re also particularly identifiable if it’s information that you didn’t already know.

When it comes to having a conversation with spirit, you have to go more with what you feel. There is a subtle physical sensation that comes with intuition – generally it manifests as a feeling in your gut (solar plexus) or a tug around the chest area (heart chakra). I also tend to feel it in my brow chakra.

If I had to put that feeling into a visual… it would be like looking into a room full of junk and seeing the one thing you are looking for sort of light up – the feeling of recognition that you feel when you find the thing you are looking for.






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If you have a general question about spirituality, metaphysics, personal development or how those concepts apply to a specific experience or situation and you'd like me to address in a blog post, you can submit it here. When submitting your question, please be as specific as possible. If your question is in reference to a specific blog post, please include the link. 

This does not apply to questions that you would ask during a psychic reading. Please book a reading with a reputable intuitive - you can find my list of recommended people here. I also offer single card tarot readings [GET DETAILS].



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