Being psychic is inherent within us, an ability present from the moment of our birth. We may doubt this, or deny it, and even prefer not to think about it at all. But it is absolutely true, a fact as evident as that you are breathing. It was part of the life force in you when you chose to enter this world.
Does that mean we can all foresee the future? Does it mean we can operate in our sixth sense any time we want? Psychic intuition is like anything else — though we are born with it, unless we practice it the likelihood is that it will remain dormant. Since we live our lives based on whatever beliefs we hold, any resistance or or rejection of that intuition means we choose not to give it space in our lives. We are totally free to do that. Not everyone wants to develop an inherent skill, be it musical, mystical, mathematical, entrepreneurial, or psychic. We live according to what works for us at any given time. The opportunity is always there to change our beliefs, but such change has to be accompanied by the desire and effort to make it so.
For now, for a few moments, let go of the familiar sensationalism from the media toward psychic phenomena. Just for a few moments. Also let go of the scientific mandate that nothing exists unless we can see, hear, feel, smell, or taste it — for scientists indeed believe only our five senses are valid. Again, just for a few moments.
And do the following exercise somewhere later on today or tonight or tomorrow morning — whenever you are ready. You can be in a quiet place or walking along a crowded sidewalk or at a stadium full of roaring fans. You can be happy or sad or angry. You don’t have to clear your mind. None of that matters for the purpose of the exercise. What does matter is that you suspend for a few moments your preconceptions about what the word psychic means and your habitual attitude toward the subject, whether positive or negative. Then:
Look around you. Take note of what your five senses are registering. Give attention to that. Our human selves need that tangible sense of life, and it is a good thing to have. But it is not the whole story. Next, choose one thing only out of all the myriad of objects and people that surround you and give all your attention to it for 30 seconds. You’ll know you’ve managed to do this when for those 30 seconds nothing else interferes. You are not thinking or feeling. You are simply aware for that duration of this one thing or person. You are not studying the person or object. You are simply aware the person or object exists, fully aware and focused on that. When the 30 seconds ends, return to your usual state and look around at everything else again.
What do you notice after doing this? Perhaps you can’t put a name to what you experience, but something will be different. The feeling may linger or vanish quickly, but for a moment it will exist for you. What has happened is that you have tapped into your ability to use psychic intuition and what you have felt however briefly is an innate vibrational perception of reality beyond the five senses. For 30 seconds you have crossed the border between worlds and felt no separation between you and anything or anyone else. It is an uncommon sensation for us because we imagine we are separate entities and easily distracted and because we may never have been given knowledge of how to practice this kind of focused attention.
An analogy — a good analogy — is what happens when someone plays a musical instrument. When you contain your focus into a compressed period of time in the absolute way of this exercise, you are experiencing vibrations, just as a violinist creates vibrations pulling the bow across the strings of the violin. Those musical vibrations communicate to us at a level far beyond the mere sound the instrument makes. In the same way, in this short exercise, you are allowing your innate intuition to function at a psychic level, meaning at a level of perception beyond the mere evidence of your five senses. You feel such vibration when the exercise is done, however fleetingly it lasts.
One thing scientists agree on — that quantum science acknowledges — is that the entire universe is a sea of vibration. It has also been proven in sound experiments that every organ of the body has its own sound frequency. It has further been confirmed that the earth itself sends out a specific wavelength, a unique sound vibration that registers at 7.83 Hz and which is known as the Schumann resonance.
Our inner psychic awareness receives such vibrations, such frequencies, all the time. We have an innate intuition about what is happening inside us, in our minds and hearts and body and spirit, and what is going on around us with people and across the earth because we all share in this awareness and have done so since we first drew breath — perhaps even before that.
The more we practice entering the state of focused awareness, the easier it becomes, and the longer it lasts. This means that our usual way of going about our affairs in the world inevitably begins to shift. We allow ourselves to receive more acutely the vibrations of other people, knowing when the real messages they are sending often do not match what they are telling or showing us. We begin to recognize when people are deceiving us and often even why. We also find we can recognize what makes people troubled, and may feel less inclined to judge them.
Our psychic sense becomes fine-tuned with such practice.
This results in making our choice of actions more fluid and less reactive. We find it easier to feel compassion because we know what others are doing and saying are part of a choreography of their own. We realize their behavior has far less to do with us and far more to do with their own psychic awareness — or their resistance to it.
You also may find you perceive currents of events that have not yet taken place, because you have let the boundaries of perception widen. You have entered that sustained period of focused attention and sensed change, shifts, obstacles, and openings in what is going on around you. Again, a more fluid inter-dimensional perception is available to you.
Psychic intuition arises out of the interaction of our heart and brain together to interpret our reality and to help us detach from anything that is not good for us. We begin to perceive more accurately what is going on in any situation. Like breathing, psychic intuition is given to all of us as part of the life force, helping us navigate this often perilous journey on earth.
We are meant to acknowledge this deep intuition, to accept our psychic levels of perception, and to use them. It is indeed a birthright. It is coming home to a part of yourself that not only deserves recognition, but totally belongs to you, and always has. You are psychic by nature. You know things at many levels beyond the five senses, and always have.
Carl Sagan wrote famously that we are made of star stuff. So we are, made of the same elements that formed the galaxies we see in the night sky. We are born out of the music of the spheres, out of the universe of creation. We are meant to live in and use our psychic intuition, that awareness that connects us to each other, and keeps us open to that universe.