Monday, August 7, 2017

PsychKicks© ~ What If I Haven’t Got a Psychic Bone in My Body or I Can’t Pay My Intuition?

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In my last post, Psychic Impressions, I talked about my own intuitive and psychic experiences. I believe everyone has access to these capabilities. It’s a matter of learning how to tap into them.

For now you may not resonate to “resonating” and “feeling things” outside the normal range of your five senses. But if you’re psych curious—even if you consider yourself clueless for the time being—I’ve got a lot of ideas to help you build your intuitive muscles. But first, let’s take a trip down Terminology Lane and cover some of the basic vocabulary of the 6th sense.

Terms of En-seer-ment

The following link to will be a valuable dictionary of terms as we discuss various heightened senses on PsychKicks. Consider bookmarking it and returning often.

I feel strongly about one point that’s not necessarily a universal view. We live in a body. Psychic phenomena are enhanced senses, why they are often lumped together in the term 6th sense. They are not beyond the five senses but rather intensified senses that feel like they’re in a class of their own because they’re not your everyday experience of the Big Five. It’s like seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching--off the charts. As long as you don't have a major sensory loss, you can probably enhance your intuitive powers. And sometimes sensory loss doesn't even tinge capabilities. Many true seers have been blind. It seems the lack of outer sight can heighten inner sight in many cases.

Do I Even Want to Know?

Now that we know what we’re talking about and have a link to some words that enable the conversation to stay grounded, here's an important question. Do you really want enhanced perception? Take it from me. It’s a blessing/curse. Let’s talk about some pros and cons. There are probably many others, but here are the key ones from my own experience.

  • Heightened sensitivities create empathy. You’ll be able to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. This leads to greater intimacy in relationships—and great gift-giving skills, when it comes to both tangible and intangible giving. This is especially true when acute listening is one of your superpowers. People will tell you what they want but not always in a direct way. Yet a sensitive notices a glassy-eyed look when your BFF spots a certain handbag or when your relatives’ passions are woven into most conversations. 
  • You’ll have a feeling when something’s coming, even when you don’t know the particulars. You’ll sense when “this could be the start of something big” or when there's a big change in the offing. You’ll know when to avoid people or things that are bad news. 
  • You’ll have enhanced attraction abilities to find the perfect greeting card, dress, new home, relationship—and synchronicities will abound. Syncs are often hilarious and reaffirm the connectedness of everything and everyone.


  • Sometimes you’ll feel like a raw nerve. The world can be overstimulating to someone with hypersensitivity. It’s great when we’re talking pleasure, but sometimes pain, especially emotional pain, can be overwhelming. Feelings can be so intense; overwhelm can turn into vapor lock.
  • Speaking of overwhelm, it’s probably the biggest drawback. A sensitive must learn to take adequate alone time to meditate, recharge and simply rest. Your typical day is many more times intense than that of someone whose senses are toward the middle of the Bell curve. Not just overwhelming, being psychic or intuitive can be exhausting.
  •  Foreknowledge isn’t always fun, especially when you’re sensing bad news afoot such as someone dear passing or a crisis brewing for someone you care about.

Only you can decide if you want to go there. Some of us cross the bridge to sensitivity very early in life. In my case, there was never a choice but to roll with it. It’s just who I am. For others it’s optional. Do what feels right.

Who’s a Natural? Who’s Not?

The single most important aspect of developing intuitive skills is ample alone time. I was raised as an only child until I was six. I was also the oldest kid in the neighborhood. A five-year-old tires of a three-year-old quickly. The two years that separate them are like centuries. I had to learn how to entertain myself. The wide open spaces of our budding suburb and the great kid shows on early TV gave me a fertile environment to activate my imagination. In fact it ran wild. I’m surprised I didn’t have an imaginary friend.

While you can’t redo your family structure or how you spent your time as a child, you can embrace the necessary inner time as an adult—any time. Things like meditation, spending time in nature, yoga and t’ai chi are all practices that heighten sensitivity. They slow us down from the din and swirling energies of modern, urban living. That way we can hear more subtle signals and our own inner voice which is connected to All That Is. If you’re lucky to live in the country, this may already come natural to you.

Speaking of naturals, intuition is the realm of introverts—only 25% of the population. [1] One reason why psychic and intuitive gifts may seem rare is that 75% of people are extroverts. This doesn’t mean an extrovert can’t develop these skills, but it does mean that their wiring is less conducive to slowing down and letting in subtler stimuli. Extroverts are too busy with people and other kinds of experiences and action. They can often balance their lives by developing a rich inner life as well as their outer one they already love. However, they may be more difficult to convince that the charms of slowing down are worth a major reorientation to become an innie/outie switch hitter.

While extroverts can often snag a quick psychic impression on the fly, it’s the Tortoises that win the psychic info race over the Hares. They slow down and take their time ingesting stimuli, and their slower pace allows them to process it and figure out its meaning for them.

Thinkers who are at least as much visionary as they are concrete, if not more, are also the most receptive to intuitive information (right-brain dominant). They regularly live outside the little boxes of perception, so they don’t toss things “out of left field” as aberrations. They tend to think they are valuable. Besides,very concrete thinkers often dismiss anything that they can’t hear, see, taste, touch, or smell outright. Their vision of what’s possible conforms to consensus reality. Visionaries are “reality” busters. They stretch possibility.

How to Open to Intuition and Extra Sensory Experiences

Other than ample alone time and some of the practices already mentioned, the fastest path to raising your PQ—Psychic Quotient—is by following your dreams. Why? Because writing down or tape recording your night movies brings your subconscious to consciousness. Your psyche, connected to everything in the Invisible, is where subtle information comes from. When you have an ongoing dialogue with your Inner and learn your own personal dream symbols, you are on your way to living in the world of hunches, inklings and a sense of what’s next.

I’ve written much about dreams on this blog and offer these links as a Dreamwork 101 course:

Here’s to the best level of intuitive openness for you. Whatever you dream of! If you try any of these ideas and you find your psychic senses sharpening, I’d love to hear your experiences in the Comments.


Photo Credits: Kids side kicking ~ keigo1027yasuda –, Clueless~ © Séa -


“Intuition 101: Developing Your Clairsenses” by Rebecca Rosen

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