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Psychic Gifts

    Psychic: (greek psychiokos - psyche, soul or that which is mental) to sense, to understand and to interpret for practical purposes, a force that enters in and emanates out of the body, mind and/or spiritual or ethereal realms without use of the 5 physical senses.

Being Psychic
Image CreditsEveryone is psychic to some degree, some people are just more in-tune with that side of their mind-body-spirit connection. These gifts are really abilities and like all abilities, some are stronger than others. This gives the impression that the psychic ability is a "gift" rather than a common ability or sense that everyone has. As someone becomes aware of their abilities, their often said to be "opening" to their gifts. In reality, they're merely walking into a new phase of their spiritual growth that allows them to become aware, recognize and accept their abilities as real.
As you open to these abilities, Divine forces participate in your growth to test and teach you certain lessons for service and discernment. When this occurs the positive and negative forces (work or fight; take your pick) with us to "shed our vices", to remove the blocks that will inhibit the progression of the ability. When these lessons are taking place, a persons energy shifts and changes. Some friends maybe at odds with the changes they see in you, and their attachments can deteriorate and fall way. The same is true for work situations, or attitudes that you've long held about a particular topic. You're growing during this time, and therefore your perceptions of the world, the world's perception of you, must also grow and change.
The most important lessons to learn and achieve is understand how ego and greed can effect the pure connection to these spiritual sources. Even the smallest hint can bring the level of vibrational energy down and can possibly allow earthbound and/or negative forces to 'attach' to your psychic mind, instead of the higher divine forces that provide the pure information.
Psychic Gifts
There's a mired of psychic abilities and terms to describe those abilities. Here is a short compiled list to help you understand the different types and levels of psychic abilities.
Clair - French prefix meaning Clear.
(Clear Audio/Hearing) To perceive sounds or words from sources broadcasting from a spiritual or ethereal realms.
(Clear "emotion") To sense or "feel" within one's self, the attitude or emotions of another person.
(Clear tasting") 1. To taste a substance without putting anything in the mouth. 2. To perceive the essence of a substance through taste from the spiritual or ethereal realms.
(Clear Smelling). To smell a fragrance or odor coming from the spirit or ethereal realms.
(Clear sensation or feeling) To perceive information by a 'feeling within the whole body" without any outer stimulation.
(Clear touching) More commonly known as Psychometry. To handle an object or touch an area and perceive through the palms of one's hands, information about the article or it's owner or history, that was not previously known by the Clairtangent.
(Clear vision) To see into an ethereal dimension without using physical eyes or stimulation. To reach into another vibrational frequency and visually perceive "within the minds eye" something existing in that realm.
A person who allows his/her body and mind to be used as a mechanism for the etheric world intelligence to bring psychic information or healing energy to others.
Channeling -
To allow an etheric world intelligence to enter one's mind and impress thoughts upon the consciousness to be spoken aloud, using one's voice, or body to deliver the information or healing energy.
Psychic vs. Channeling
A channel is different than a psychic, in that when one channels they do not interpret the information or energy being received from spirit. It is given to the client just as it is received. Not all psychic's are channels, but all channels are psychic.
As with most things, there are different levels of channeling, each depending on the mission or purpose of the individual in this incarnation. For instance, someone may be in this existence to perform the service of Divine healing. Therefore they are a healing channel. In their own way, they do channel the energy from the divine directly into the body of their client. But unlike a clairaudent channel, they do not "hear" messages.
  • The 1st level of channeling is to tap into the higher consciousness of the individual channel.
  • The 2nd level is to communicate with the Spirit guides or teacher(s) of the client, or the channel themself.
  • The 3rd level comes with the Soul Group.
  • The 4th level is with the Divine Conscious Mind.
Not every channel can reach all these levels, but those that can reach the 3rd for instance, can also reach the 1st and 2nd. This level of channeling brings with it a great responsibility for service to spirit. That service covers things like learning discernment, unconditional love, sharing knowledge, and helping people achieve their own empowerment and enlightenment.
The 4th level brings with it some special energies or lessons for a channel to achieve before this connection is allowed. And not just anyone will be given the opportunity to achieve that level of channeling. 4th Level Channels are also called Multi-Dimensional Channels, because they can reach into multiple dimensions of the God Conscious mind. They reach this 4th level, only through trance or semi-trance and with guidance from the Divine energies. The energy that is sent through the connection is too great for a conscious channel to handle, no matter how powerful or strong they think they are. Thus the trance state is a key tool utilized by the Divine to make these types of connections.
The universe is a hierarchy, with laws of balance and order. If these requirements did not exist, then anyone could be a channel just by raising their hand. No spiritual enlightenment, no karmic connections and no wisdom needed. Now would you want to get information about your job, loves, or future from someone who hasn't been prepared by the divine to be a messenger. Let's face it, that is exactly what a channel is, a messenger of spirit.
For more information about what your personal gift and talent is, you might want to read the "Psychic Development - Developing Your Talents" article.
Remote Viewing
This is the ability for a psychic to gather information about an item hidden from their physical view, often at a long distance. The term was introduced by Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff in 1974. The problem with this term is that it's new and is reportedly something that has been recently developed. A large market for lessons and services popped up around this term, especially since it's been incorporated into modern day entertainment mediums.
This isn't new, it's not a new concept or a new ability that a person can develop. In actuality this is a very common ability practiced by everyone on the planet. Ever lost your keys and tried to stand in your living room to "see" where they are? That's what this is all about. Nothing more, nothing less. The more connected you are to your psychic senses, the easier it is for you to connect to an item and see what it is, or where it is, or gather information about it.
Any practiced psychic who has a talent for Clairsentience, Clairtangency or Clairvoyance already has a strong connection to viewing an object at a distance. But the ability is not limited to these 3 specific types of abilities. With a dedicated practice to learn about, practice and use your own 6th sense, you can develop this ability yourself.

Sources: 1, b6, b10, b13, h7, h10, o1, o2
Created: 10/03/1996       Updated: 11/10/2008