Psychics on the internet offer answers, guidance, and insight to people about: love and relationships, destiny and life paths, careers and finance for a fee. The going rate seems to be about a dollar per minute of their time. The activity is referred to as a reading. Testimonials of skeptics report being told things no one had ever previously said. Claims are made of being able to do something that had been a goal to figure out for a long time.
Astrology, angel readings, clairvoyants, dream interpretation, lost objects, and numerology readings are branches, so to speak, of psychic ability. Psychics also deal in rune stone readings, spirituality, past life readings, pet psychics, and psychic mediums.
How People Become Psychic
People who claim to be psychic describe learning of their ability as an awakening. The experience is different for each. Common occurrences that trigger the inclination are accidents or near death experiences, losing a loved one, having a baby, or healing.
Soon after a near fatal accident, people have reported having psychic experiences and seeing spirits. A scary event can also awaken psychic abilities. Often, people turn to spirituality after a loved one passes away. The spiritual connections bring them closer to a soul-level that causes a psychic awakening. New parents, especially mothers, have a heightened intuition. Energetic healing sessions such as Reiki or hypnosis can ignite a sixth sense. Vibrations are raised and energy flows, causing an awareness shift.
What Psychics Experience
A pressure or a tingling sensation may develop on the head between the eyebrows. The feeling is due to energetic signals being picked up. The body energy wheels called chakras, are opening.
Psychics find it easy to sense a spiritual presence of guides, angels, or loved ones. Mediumship is a natural progression, for some people that allow them to feel the presence of the loved ones of others. Psychics are empathetic to the feelings and emotions of others. People, who are very dramatic and negative, drain psychics emotionally because of this sensitivity. They often desire to shun drama whenever possible.
Intuitive work causes a higher frequency vibration. Without being aware, psychics instinctively reach for healthy food such as vegetables and fruit that are high vibrational foods. An awakening whets the appetite to learn. Wanting to read, to learn all they can and walking a path spiritual in nature are desires of the psychic.
A common symptom of an awakening is vivid or frequent dreams. No resistance to dreams occurs while sleeping. Dreams are not premonitions; they allow access to other consciousness levels like the dream state.
The ‘clairs’ or psychic senses open and strengthen. Hearing may be heightened, or twinkles of light are seen from the corner of the eye. A sense of impending happenings either excites or frightens psychics. The influx of energy can cause headaches. As the soul grows, some friends are outgrown and what is important to the psychic shifts.
Types of Psychic Activity
• Angel Readings
Psychic mediums, who work primarily with spirit guides and angels, call their work angel readings. They reach into their souls and tap into what they believe is a universal current that connects all souls. Their focus is to bring healing and awareness through love. Teaching others to open their spiritual potential is part of their mission.
A session with angels is said to provide a strong sense of understanding, support, and comfort in times of confusion, apprehension, or distress. A deeper insight into the current happenings for oneself and others is gained.
Many astrologers and psychics are displeased when people refer to their prediction methods synonymously. Both can make connections with people. Astrologers explore charts while psychics rely, on personal clarity, to make interpretations.
There are psychics who also claim to be astrologers. The focus of these individuals is to help others gain clarity about finances, business, family, and physical and spiritual well-being. The Birth Chart is a blueprint of activity on earth. It is believed horoscopes hold all the keys to physical, emotional, and spiritual life lessons. Lessons that have been revealed and understood can be used in charting a course to an awakened life.
Clairvoyants are said to have Extrasensory Perception or ESP. They have the ability to gain visual information about a physical event, location, person, or object telepathically. The insight is not gained through known human senses. Clairvoyance is innate in some psychics. Others develop it through yoga, meditation, and psychic development exercises.
Clairvoyance is a Paranormal Psychology or pseudoscience. Throughout history, most cultures have made anecdotal reports of ‘clear’ abilities or clairvoyance. Often it is associated with shamanic or religious figures. Clairvoyant skill development is recognized in ancient texts of the Hindu religion.
• Dream Interpretations
Many people have similar types of dreams. Taking a test when unprepared, teeth falling out, and dreams of being chased are common themes. These indicate fear or anxiety. Flying seems to point to power or success.
These are general meanings that are a smidgen of the dream interpretation field. Insightful and interesting dream interpretations are obtained from gifted psychic advisers. Fruitful dream interpretation is based on dream records. Keeping a journal of dreams is helpful when interested in the meaning of them. The sooner dreams are recorded, the more detailed and accurate the record is. Recording quickly improves future dream recall and provides the psychic with relevant details for the interpretation.
• Finding Lost People or Objects
Psychics use some techniques to find that which is lost. The pendulum technique uses a pendulum and tells the universe which direction indicates ’yes’ and ‘no.’ It can be clockwise and counter clockwise, or horizontal and vertical. A series of yes-no questions are asked. If the subconscious mind does not know the location, this technique does not work.
Clairsentience, clairaudience, and clairvoyance are the primary modalities used by psychics. They mean clear-feeling, clear-hearing, and clear-seeing, respectively. Psychics respond to tingling, tugging or temperature feelings, listen for answers to questions about the whereabouts, or meditate and allow images to form in their minds. Gifted clairvoyants have clear-thinking and can walk to the location of the lost item.
• Numerology Readings
Numerology is the derivation of esoteric and occult relationships between living things or objects and numbers. Those who believe in the pseudoscience claim numbers often govern what happens in finances, health, relationships, and life in general. Deriving numbers from the date of birth and a person’s name, a numerology chart is calculated that yields information about relationships, personality, and the future. The claims have not been scientifically proven, but belief and interest continue to be held.
• Rune Stone Reading
Rune stones are a third-century divination tool still used today. People use the stones to predict their future. Psychics are often needed to decipher the meaning of the rune stones display. Understanding the future allows informed decision making concerning changes that might be necessary. The stones are a 24 piece set of an ancient alphabet. Psychics help people understand the symbol relationships. Several methods of using the stones are employed. Casting them in an East-West line, while facing the sun and picking three stones from a pouch are procedures used.
Spirituality is a vital part of the fully experienced life. The deepest part of a person’s being is touched. Spiritual psychics tap into the mysterious existence aspect to reveal truths of people, their loved ones, and underlying ties of connections to everyone.
Those interested in psychic readings are indeed interested in spirituality. Psychic readings rely on the psychic’s ability to tap into the wisdom and knowledge of the spiritual realm of collective and individual unconscious, dreams and memories, spiritual beings and angels.
• Psychic Past Life Readings
Revealing a past life may offer a clear, spiritual perspective on the soul’s history. Visions of past lives sometimes reveal a spiritual freedom path in this lifetime. Hidden talents and lost desires are re-awakened. Past life revelations may help relieve troubling dreams or secret fears. Phobias and obsessions can be overcome and lingering guilt released. Clients have claimed experiencing powerful psycho-spiritual healing from revelations that occurred during a reading.
Not all psychics are mediums, but all mediums are psychic. Psychics rely on a sense of intuition and ability to psychically gather information for the person having a reading. Mediums go a step further. They use their intuitive and psychic abilities to see beyond events of the past, present, and future and tune into the person’s surrounding spirit energy. The emphasis of their work is making connections with deceased individuals and delivering messages to those still alive.
Fifteen percent of Americans have consulted a psychic. The opinion of psychics ranges from believing they are scammers to trusting them inexplicably. The good and bad likely exist. People who have had positive and negative experiences can be found. Those people serve as testimonials to both sides of the argument that psychic ability is a valid characteristic. Most psychics are well-intentioned and care about the people who use their services. Many of the services mentioned here overlap. Those who have no psychic ability hinder belief in those who do. There is also the possibility that nonbelievers didn’t hear what they wanted.