Sometimes I get asked questions about what it’s like to be psychic. People have ideas about being psychic that they get from TV or movies. Or they think it’s a gift that is uncontrollable. They may think that I get bombarded from every moment that I get up. That being psychic is being overwhelmed by spirits and messages everywhere I turn.
So let me tell you what it’s really like to be psychic. You may be a little surprised to hear that I feel normal and not normal all at the same time.
My experiences are normal for the psychic friends that I have. But for other people who don’t experience what I do, it’s not so easy to relate to or understand. And while I too like to watch and read all that cool (mostly unbelievable) psychic stuff that comes out in the popular media – it’s just not like that.
You know the TV show “Medium”? The one where this woman has psychic dreams, goes around getting psychic “hits” from touching things, seeing people in her environment. She can’t turn around without getting some message from some spirit who has been wronged and needs justice?
Every time I turn around I don’t see a spirit. Every now and then, I may see a spirit. For example, for a while I was seeing half a black cat in spirit. I would see the front half (which is good – no litter to clean – ha, ha! Just a little psychic humour) blip in a couple times a day. This lasted for a few days and then it disappeared.
Every few days, I’m wakened by spirit or sense an energy around. Sometimes it’s people I know, sometimes people I don’t know. I don’t feel overwhelmed by it. It’s just part of being psychic and a medium. If I wanted it to happen more, I’d tune into it deliberately.
As far as messages go, for the most part, it’s where I put my attention. So think of it like being focused on watching a movie or reading a book. When you are engrossed in a movie or a book, you aren’t aware of what’s going on around you. That’s just like normal life.
Then when I want to get messages, I shift my focus. So instead of watching the movie or reading the book, I’ll focus on a different part of the environment. I have filters on otherwise if I was open and tuned in all the time, it becomes tiring. And yes, a little overwhelming.
Occasionally, I do get a psychic message that just pops in without me tuning in. But it’s not my ordinary way of working. There may be psychics out there that prefer to be more open as a natural way of being.
What I find is that when I do that, I pick up too much energetic and emotional stuff from other people and the environment. Then I’m left to process it and it affects my thoughts and emotions.
I teach people how to open up their psychic abilities and how start controlling their abilities when they are too sensitive and open psychically. It’s part of developing your psychic skills.
Boundaries are good. Psychic is good. Being too open and overwhelmed as a psychic is not. Luckily this is controllable – opening up and not being too open.