…that is the question. Are you psychic? Many people believe that everyone has psychic or intuitive abilities (of course, many people believe that no one does). This doesn’t mean that everyone can foretell the future or talk to your dead aunt or lead the police to a murderer. Everyone has their own unique ability, or abilities, and just because you’ve never used yours, or don’t know what yours is, doesn’t mean you don’t have it.
The word “psychic” can conjure up images from the circus fortune teller to Miss Cleo from the Psychic Friends Network. Saying that you’re a psychic opens up the door to skeptics thinking that you’re just out to rip people off by telling them just what they want to hear, whether it’s true or not, then putting your hand out flat to take their money. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people out there who do that. But that doesn’t mean everyone who claims to be psychic is a charlatan.
So back to my first question, are you psychic? What does psychic really mean? According to Merriam-Webster:
- of or relating to the psyche : psychogenic
- lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge : immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force
- sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences : marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding
There are, of course, different types of abilities including talking to dead people, seeing visions, hearing voices, or even just knowing things. Chances are you’ve experienced at least one of these in your life and didn’t realize what it really was. Call it what you’d like, intuition, “gut feeling”, third eye vision, connection to the Divine, hearing the Holy Spirit; it all basically fits into the same box of psychic ability. We all have that connection, that energy exchange with every other living thing, with Spirit or the Divine or God or Goddess – whatever fits your definition of a higher presence.
If you don’t like the word “psychic”, use your own definition – intuitive, sensitive, spiritual, it’s up to you. The more you notice that connection, the stronger it can become. Take some time to notice those connections and how they work for you. And realize that just because you may see things or hear things, that others don’t, doesn’t mean you’re crazy (you may still be crazy, but that’s a whole other story)!