to develop psychic ability in everyday life.
We all have psychic ability to some extent.
Some of us may go through life never connecting with this or never even noticing
it if the truth be told, but others notice coincidences and little strange
happenings that alert us to something different in a life that can not be
explained in everyday terms.
It is being aware of these things and
perhaps building on them that will develop our initial psychic ability
more than anything else.
Contrary to what we are often told,
developing your psychic ability does not mean going out and buying lots
of books on various psychic subjects, reading them and trying to digest
all the information given... this will merely cause ‘psychic
indigestion’ and will leave you very puzzled as to what psychic ability
actually is, and whether you have any?
Books vary in their information and in
the ways that they measure psychic ability, and the only way to really
get round this is to start at the beginning, and to gauge for yourself
how well you are doing.
Below are my 5 pointers to beginning
to develop your psychic ability. You may think, reading them, that
they are not dynamic enough to learn something new, but believe me they
are essential to get you going... and to ensure that you learn how to
connect with the abilities that you have, in their natural and gentle
way... it is only when you have done this that you can take a step
further and then begin to use tools to develop further.
example, if you knew absolutely nothing about wood-work, you would not
go out and buy a load of expensive tools and expect to be able to use
them professionally straightaway, you would need to know first of all
what ability you had and what your affinity with wood was, in fact it
would probably make more sense to go out into a forest and acquaint
yourself with the way wood grows, and the way different trees are formed
before ever thinking of creating something out of their wood.
So the same thing goes with psychic ability, before
you try to collate loads of information, loads of book's, tarot cards,
crystal balls, psy cards, and runes, take a little time to actually
understand about you're unique psychic abilities and how they feel to
The starting point.
ways to begin to connect with your psychic ability and to develop it.
1. Learning to be
still and listen.
hear things mostly on a very superficial level. We are surrounded
by sound all the time, it is an automatic process for us to filter
through what we hear, to discard some things and to listen to others.
In the same way we filter conversations with people, not listening to
all that they say but perhaps picking out relevant words and relevant
sentences... all this on a very superficial level because that is the
way we probably work best on a day-to-day basis. One of the most
efficient ways of improving your psychic development and ability is to
really deeply listen!
Start by sitting quietly in a relaxed
position as if you were going to meditate, and simply listen to all the
sounds around you. But listen fully to them and think about each
sound as you hear it, exactly what it is, and what it means to you.
A good way to do this is to sit in the
woods or by the sea. It will seem very quiet at first, but as you sit
quietly, you will find that the place is alive with the sound,
particularly a wood, as woods are never really quiet: listen deeply to
every sound, try to place it and think where it is coming from, try to
locate its direction and what it could be?
You may think this a useless exercise
but in fact it is one of the most useful exercises in development of any
kind, the skills of deeply listening, which we have in this age of
noise, but for the most part have lost. Probably the most useful that we
can develop, no matter what we use them for.
Go on from this to listen to people
when they speak to you, our way of listening is usually to take things
in very superficially, and have the answer ready almost before the other
person has finished speaking.
In doing this we are not giving
ourselves time to ‘listen between the lines’ so to speak, because what
is not said, but implied, is often as important or sometimes more
important than the actual words that we hear.
Listen to what the other person is
saying fully, give them time, focus on them and they will know that you
are really listening! Evaluate what they have said, and then form
your answer... you may find the answer you give eventually is very
different to the one you would immediately have thought relevant.
Try this exercise! It may well
Now apply the same rules to ‘seeing’
Again we tend to look straight ahead
of us as we are going about our everyday business, usually were in a
hurry and it's very difficult to make time to take in any extra
information, and many of us work on ‘automatic’ because we are busy or
going to work or have a great deal to do.
Take a little time out every day,
perhaps walk somewhere that you are very familiar with... to the shops
or wherever else you regularly go, but this time take your attention
higher above your head and scan in not only what is going on around you
and in front of you, but higher up perhaps to the level of the upper
floors of buildings... their roofs and chimney pots. Have you even
seen them before? Again you might get quite a surprise... the
object of these two exercises is to take your senses beyond what you are
normally aware of and stretch your perception.
Both exercises are invaluable in the
development of your psychic abilities.
Now we deal with another everyday sense. And in this
way you are developing a skill that we call ‘psychometry’.
You could start with this in your own home, but it is
most useful if carried out somewhere else where the objects are
unfamiliar to you... but perhaps a little word of warning here, if you
are doing this in a stranger's house or indeed even in a friend's house,
best to warn them beforehand that you are trying an exercise in
psychometry, because they may find it very strange if you pick up their
personal belongings and hold them for no apparent reason!
And the exercise involves just that!
Pick up and hold a small object that
is not particularly familiar to you, close your eyes if that helps, but
if not, simply focus on something not too far away like a window or a
light, or even on the object itself and let your mind feel it as well as
your hands, feel what information it has to tell you... you may see this
in the form of snapshots of scenes from long ago, or a name might come
to mind that you may actually hear, or you may simply have an
overwhelming feeling of a certain person connected with that object.
What I have often noticed is that if I pick up an old second-hand book
in a bookshop, I will get the scent of old-fashioned perfume such as
roses or violet's... and sometimes a name will come to my mind.
It doesn't matter what you get, you
are not out to win points!
When you're a little more confident
you could ask a friend to bring you a small piece of jewellery that
perhaps belonged to someone that your friend new, and try to see what
information you can gain from it.
I know many of you will say: I can't meditate! I have tried
and it doesn't work! I can't keep still long enough! I get
But I am not talking about formal
meditation here, or sitting for long periods of time... meditation can
be many things, such as a walking meditation, that is where you walk a
certain course that is well known to you and focus totally on walking
and nothing else.
A moving meditation... the best of which is T'ai Chi,
which can make enormous differences to your energy level, your heart
rate, and your psychic perception.
The easiest meditation of all is simply sitting and
focusing on a certain object for a short length of time. You will
see these sorts of meditations on my web pages, such as
meditation on a green apple. The purpose of this sort of meditation
is to focus your mind and to block out all extraneous information.
So these are the first steps towards
Psychic Development, undertake them with the right frame of mind and you
may see a whole new world opening up for you!
6. Using a pendulum to help your psychic development.
this may sound a very strange thing to do!
Because people mostly associated pendulum dowsing with finding things or
asking questions... but look at it this way, if it can do that why can't
it help you to find your own way to success where your psychic
development is concerned?
Let me explain
a little about pendulum dowsing as we see it here at Silvermoon.
A pendulum is a
very personal thing, not something to be taken lightly or frivolously!
You will spend much time choosing the pendulum you need, and you may
find that you have various pendulums for various reasons.
Personally I am
always drawn to crystal pendulums, many of which I created myself.
love to take a piece of raw amethyst or clear quartz or rose quartz,
wind it around carefully with silver wire and add a chain and a little
crystal bead as a handle. (We actually sell these on our shop website)
it becomes a very personal creation.
prefer metal dowsing pendulums or wood pendulums which I am also quite
Let me just
digress a little here to say that pendulums made out of very natural
materials, such as wood or rough crystal that has not been polished,
seem to work far better in this context.
the pendulum that you have connected with, or made it whichever is
appropriate, then you need to spend a little time actually learning how
it speaks to you and how to talk to it!
I shall not go into detail with that here,
because there is information on
dowse on this website.
Once you feel
confident and competent using your dowser, then this should be your
constant guide, you should take it in your pocket or in your bag
everywhere you go, and use it in any circumstance.
The simple act
of using it and connecting to it, and threw it to your higher self will
help your psychic and spiritual development a great deal.
In the past and
I have myself caused consternation in Tesco's, by using my dowsing
pendulum over vegetables and salad vegetables, simply asking if they are
good for me at this time... this also sorts out the vegetables that are
not full of vital energy... to be avoided!
In this way I
have introduced many people inadvertently to crystal dowsing, as I
always use an amethyst crystal dowser for this purpose.
As you go on
and become addicted to dowsing, as many people do, you will probably
find that you need specific dowsing pendulums for specific situations.
You can also
use your pendulum to advise you on direction whilst you are developing
your abilities, and even to choose between books that are on sale, that
you may feel appropriate to buy to help develop your ability at that
So if I bump
into any of you in our local bookstore in Elgin or Aberdeen using a
crystal pendulum, I will know you have read this page!
This may sound difficult and somewhat
‘airy-fairy’ to many people, but the ability to ‘sense’ an atmosphere is
very useful in furthering your psychic ability.
One of the most crucial aspects of
this sort of development, is the ability to be able to stand outside
yourself, put aside your own problems and concerns, and be open to
everything else that is going on around you for a while.
Not an easy thing to do! However
I believe personally that without this ability, you will never really
progress. It is as important is that!
We start by ‘being still’.... and
progress to ‘being open’.... and eventually to being in a state of
We all have worries and problems some
of the time, but if we can develop the ability to step to one side of
them for at least part of the time, and be fully in the ‘here and now’,
not only will this ability allow us a deeper insight into those problems
when we return, but it will give this time and space to recover our
equilibrium which is vital if we don't want to get ill, anxious or at
the worst depressed at last some time in our lives.
The ability to move into an altered state of
consciousness, which is of course what I'm speaking about here is one of
the most precious gifts that we have, and that we should develop.
This ability is not particular to certain people, it isn't a
‘special’ gift that only a few possess, it is something that we can do
given a little training and self-discipline... something that
seems to be somewhat thin on the ground in this day and age.
Often when people have come to me who have terrible
sadness or overwhelming problems in their life, I have suggested that
they take a walk in wood... forget about the Valium! Find a tree that
they like the look of, lean their back against a tree that is opposite
it and simply ‘look’!
Study the scenery as an artist would
if he was about to paint it, which means looking in detail at
everything.... the colours.... the composition.... and of course the
atmosphere.. part of which is the scents and sounds that are to be found
in any wood.
Then to focus all their attention on
one particular tree.... follow it up from the base, noticing how the
roots come out of the ground into the base of the tree. The bark and the
patterns that the bark makes, how the colour changes as the trunk of the
tree progresses up to the leaves.... the patterns that the leaves make
and whether there is sun-light coming through them or if it's a dull day
the shadows they cast... and so on up to the very Crown of the tree and
above to the sky and the clouds!
If you do this slowly (taking at least
15 minutes, more if you can manage it) and with deliberation, and
thoroughly immerse yourself in getting to know that tree as thoroughly
as possible, then by the time you get to the top and the sky, your
consciousness will have altered to some extent, you will have diverted
your thoughts at least for a little while away from your problems, and
you will have connected with the deep sustaining and natural earth and
sky energies that will go a long way to healing and supporting you over
the days to come.
I have found after doing this
exercise, that the person concerned will become very attached to that
tree in particular, and will return time and time again in difficult
times to connect with it and to draw deep Earth energy from it to help
is a way of ‘sensing the energy’ of the tree and of the earth and sky,
and inducing in yourself an altered state of consciousness which allows
healing to take place, and allows your mind to be given something else
to do other than dwell on problems that may be unsolvable at that time.
It is also a very powerful form of
So you see there is no need to
actually go out and ‘ hug a tree’ simply go and find one that you feel
comfortable with and get to know it as you would an old friend... you
will be developing your psychic ability and perception in a way that is
deep and lasting.
Using the same method, it is possible
when you come into a strange house or a building that is new to you, to
take a few moments to step outside your normal everyday reality, and
begin the sensing process... this is an amazing exercise to undertake,
and you will be truly amazed at what you discover!
way to do this is simply to stand in the centre of the room and look at
it the same way that you looked at the tree.
Another, and one that I frequently
use, is to move around the walls with your hands held up palm outwards
toward is the walls about 6 inches away from them and slowly circle the
room. This way you will pick up any psychic, spiritual or
paranormal activity that has been going on in place.... very interesting
exercise! And one that is crucial if you are thinking of renting
or buying a house and need to know whether it needs ‘cleansing’ from
Disclaimer: The thoughts and opinions
in the articles above are personal to Crystal. She is not suggesting
that you adopt them, but merely consider them as options. There are many
ways to move forward in life. We all must create our own reality!
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