What are psychic abilities? Simply put, it is the ability to perceive, receive, or transfer energy and thought without the physical use of your 5 basic senses. Some call these abilities gifts and others call them curses. I suppose it’s all in the way you discovered them, how much control you have over them, and in how people treat you in regards to them.

Everybody has some psychic aptitude, because we are spiritual beings after all. Some people come into this world wired a little differently, some people are born psychically active. Some people live in a world where they perceive much more than the average person and they must learn to live in two worlds simultaneously so to speak. I am one of those people and I choose to view it as a gift.

While it’s no longer the 1600s and society at large is becoming more and more accepting of things they don’t understand, there still is a lot of prejudice against what is not “normal”. There doesn’t have to be and it doesn’t have to frighten people any more. In today’s age of advanced scientific inquiry psychic abilities have been proven to be a very real thing and not just the makings of legends and ghost stories to scare children.

My point is this, if you are one of these gifted people you shouldn’t be afraid. You should be open and honest with who you are. You don’t need to hide in the shadows any longer. There are many great things that can be accomplished with your life and your gifts. The curse is turned into a gift by learning to control it.

Many others don’t even realize they have active psychic abilities. They chalk it up to coincidence, strange occurrences, and then put it quickly out of their minds. Below I’ve listed some of the more common psychic abilities for you to review and see if anything seems familiar to you.

Automatic Writing- To have the ability to write without conscious thought. Many times interpreting the thought of others.

Bilocation- The ability to be in two places at the same time.

Clairvoyance- The ability to perceive information outside the normal human senses.

Clairaudience- The ability to psychically hear information from angels, guides, entities, or the deceased.

Clairsentience- The ability to sense psychic information through feelings and the environment.

Clairgustance- The ability to receive psychic information through smells.

Claircognizance- The ability to having clear knowing without any normal human senses of knowing.

Communication with Animals- Having the ability to communicate with animals.

Mediumship- Communicating with a deceased person.

Death Warning- Having visions or dreams of living person right before they actually die.

Dowsing- Having the ability to locate objects, energies, and in some cases manipulating energies.

Dream Influencing- The ability to change another person’s dreams.

Empathic- The ability to feel what others are feeling. This can be dangerous if you are unaware as you feel as if you have no control over your emotions and are crazy. Identifying this gift is critical to improving your daily life.

Faith Healing- The ability to influence another person’s disease process.

Out of Body Experiences and Astral Projection- Literally having an experience of being disembodied. The degree of this is varied with the individual. It can happen spontaneously or at will.

Past Life Viewing- Having visions of previous lives before the current incarnation.

Premonition/Second Sight- Perceiving future events before they actually happen.

Psychokinesis or Telekinesis- The ability to manipulate matter, space, time, or energy.

Psychometry- The ability to obtain information about a person or object through an object.

Remote Influencing- The ability to influence another person remotely.

Remote Viewing- The ability to gather information about people or places remotely.

Retrocognition- The ability to gather perception of past events.

Scrying- To use an item to view events at a distance or in the past or in the future. This can be done with almost any surface including crystals, shiny objects, water, a fingernail, to name only a few.

Telepathy/Sixth Sense- The transfer thoughts or emotions, or to know another person’s thoughts.

Transvection- Bodily levitation or flying.

This list in no way encompasses all psychic abilities just the most common ones. If you feel you have a psychic ability then you most likely do. If it scares you then you need to deal with the fear first. Once dealt with, then you need to learn as much about your ability as you can so you can harness it and use it for your ultimate good. Psychic gifts that are uncontrolled can wreak havoc on a life but it doesn’t have to be that way. Psychically active people have an expanded awareness of situations, places, and people which enables them to use that insight to navigate through life differently than the average person, and at a much bigger advantage if used properly.

Sometimes taking control of your life is discovering who you really are and being ok with it.

Love, light, and blessing.

Author's Bio: 

Rev. Bridgette Short, N.D.

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