In this series, we’re working on developing our psychic skills, which means our ability to communicate with our soul (our psyche).
Through the soul’s connection with the Essence, it is connected to everything else in the web of Life . When you connect with your soul, you receive information the same way you might ask a librarian for a book on a particular topic. She’ll know where it is and retrieve it for you – and it’s up to you to learn how to read it and how to integrate what you’ve learned into your own life.
In the past two weeks, you’ve been working on your practices for breathing and meditation as a way of developing focus and discipline. You’ve also been working on visualization through candle gazing exercises.
There is a myth that people with developed psychic skills have information suddenly strike them from out of the blue – which is true sometimes – but that happens after you’ve learned how to focus your attention and be disciplined in working on your particular set of skills. Like with any relationship, it’s best to set clear boundaries regarding what information you want to receive and when you want to receive it. Being struck out of the blue can get pretty old pretty quick.
I recommend keeping a journal or notebook:
- After each practice, write down your experiences, your feelings, and your thoughts
- Begin to keep track of symbols that occur over and over again. They may be visual (a picnic basket) or auditory (a fragment of a song), you might notice the scent of lilacs, or the sensation of a drop of water on the back of your hand, you might experience the taste of fresh baked bread. It might be a word, a symbol, or a color.
- Track them and note down what it seems like they mean to you. I want to emphasize – to you! Don’t look them up in a book of symbols. You are going to create your own unique, personal book of symbols which is one of the ways that Spirit communicates with you..
A daily breathing practice will keep you connected to your body. When you are focused on your breath, your mind cannot be running wild thinking about the list of things you need to do, or an argument you want to have with a coworker, or the beautiful walk you took yesterday along the river.
Focusing on your breath means you are focused in your body and in the present moment. You will receive communication when you are in your body and in the present moment. The communication may be through one of the five senses or through your emotions. If you aren’t there and present – you’ll miss the message.
As you breathe in, imagine you are breathing in light from all around you. You are surrounded by the light of an almost infinite number of stars burning brightly to the edges of what we know to be the universe. Imagine breathing in all that light.
As you breathe out, release anything that no longer serves you. You don’t need to define it, just say to yourself, “I release anything in my life that no longer serves me.” You might imagine it as a soft, gray dust that flows out of every pore of your body and is burned away by the light you take in on your next breath.
Continue to breathe in light and release all that no longer serves you. Five to ten minutes is a good amount of time for this practice.
Continue to meditate – every day. Set a timer for five minutes and increase it by one minute each day until you are meditating for 15 to 20 minutes a day. You can do it in one session or break it into two sessions.
Meditation is not about stopping your thoughts. It’s not about judging your thoughts. It’s a gentle practice of simply sitting and staying. Pema Chodron says to treat ourselves like small, beloved puppies. As our thoughts wander away we bring them back to whatever our focus point is and we gently and kindly say to ourselves, stay. Just stay. Stay sitting here.
Observe your thoughts as if they are clouds crossing the sky. Don’t hang on to them, don’t push them away. Simply observe. And when your mind wanders away, bring it gently back and remind it, stay.
Stay with no goal other than to be there observing, not thinking, not judging, just being.
Although we’re moving away from the candle practice in this post, it doesn’t mean that you should stop it. Keep it in your schedule of psychic skills to practice regularly.
One of the tools used for clairvoyant (clear seeing) practices are Zenner Cards.
At some point you can make them on your own or purchase a deck. For the next few weeks, I recommend you use a deck of playing cards that you probably have in your home or can easily pick up at a local store.
Be patient. Be Kind. Do Not Get Annoyed & Judgey with Yourself!!!
If you find yourself getting frustrated and angry – don’t do this practice. It’s not for you right now. Continue with one of the candle gazing exercises.
- Take your regular playing card deck, shuffle the cards thoroughly, lay the deck face down, and gently focus your attention on the top card.
- Using your imagination, notice the color you see in your mind (generally black or red).
- Turn the card over. If you imagined the color of that card, put it in one pile. If you imagined a different color, put it in another pile.
- Continue with as much of the deck as you feel comfortable. It might be three cards or it might be the whole deck.
- As soon as you feel frustrated or competitive, stop. This is a gentle process. The more relaxed you are, the more likely you are to begin to key into your clairvoyant skills. Approach this practice with curiosity and a sense of play.
- This week, only focus on the color of the card. Black or red.
If you have any questions about what you’re learning here, please leave them in the comments below and I can address them in a post. If you want more direct assistance, you can contact me with specific questions.
PSYCHIC SKILLS SERIES
- How to Develop Your Psychic Skills – Part 1
- Strength Card
- Full Moon in Virgo
- Momentous Toast
- How to Develop Your Psychic Skills – Part 2
- Not Alone
- How to Develop Your Psychic Skills – Part 3
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