This week’s letter is about connecting with your psychic ability. If you have a question to ask Dr. Genie, send her a letter using the contact tab on the website.
Born with a Gift writes;
I think I have psychic abilities but never had anyone I could talk to about them. I sometimes have dreams that come true, and I hear a voice that warns me about things that happen. My family thinks anything about psychic ability is the devil or will open a portal to hell. I don’t live at home anymore and I want to work on my psychic skills but don’t know where to start.
Dear Born with a Gift,
I think it’s wonderful you noticed your psychic ability and I’m deeply sorry you have felt you couldn’t connect with it in a safe space. The unknown metaphysical world is still very scary for people and they fall back on superstition to back up their fear. Your family isn’t bad for denying you your truth – they are just afraid.
But you are now in a place where you can safely acknowledge and work with this gift and would like some guidance on where to begin. Congratulations on taking this step! It’s quite brave.
I just want you to know that you are not alone. Everyone, and I really do mean everyone, has psychic ability. Some more than others perhaps, but everyone has the ability to connect with their soul voice and with the collective consciousness and divine realms for knowledge.
That’s what psychic skills are – a connection with the energy of the metaphysical dimensions.
There are a few main categories we use to describe psychic gifts, but often people have a combination of several. They are the Clair Sisters…
- Clairvoyance, or clear seeing.
- Clairaudience, or clear hearing.
- Clairsentience, or clear feeling. (touch, feeling in your body)
- Clairalience – clear smell.
- Clairgustance – clear taste.
- Claircongnizance – clear knowing. (you know something but don’t know how you know)
As you see, these abilities align with the 6 senses we have as humans. If you’ve ever gotten goosebumps, a knot in the pit of your stomach, or knew something good was going to happen and you felt it in your heart – that is psychic ability. That is your soul voice and its connection to the metaphysical realms that is speaking to you.
Your most powerful psychic ability is the one that will get your attention.
Your soul voice speaks to you in dreams (clairvoyance) and with a voice (clairaudience).
The way to build a stronger connection with your soul voice is with a spiritual practice that helps strengthen your intuition. (Intuition is another word for psychic ability.)
There are many, many, many kinds of spiritual practices. The great thing about spirituality is that it’s about you as an individual. You can use whatever spiritual practices you choose. Whatever aligns with you and whatever makes you happy is perfect for you.
To discover what aligns with you is your first step. Self-discovery and awareness are where to begin your journey.
It’s time to get to know who you are, now that you feel the freedom to do so. You do this with questions. Ask yourself the questions you would ask someone new in your life that you are trying to get to know.
Look in the mirror and ask yourself…
What makes you happy?
What brings you joy?
What helps you relax?
What bothers you the most?
Would you like meditation?
Would you like to walk in the woods?
What are your dreams for your life?
What is your biggest fear?
What fills your heart with joy?
What is your biggest regret?
What is your proudest moment?
…and so on.
This is not a one-time thing. This is your new spiritual practice. Until you get to know who you are, this is the way to connect with your inner voice and strengthen your intuition.
You will want to keep a journal. Write down the things you discover about yourself. Log in your psychic experience. Be descriptive.
Then, the next steps of your journey will appear to you naturally. You’ll know if you want to begin a meditation practice. You’ll know if you want to try yoga. You’ll know if you find camping is the best way for you to connect with nature and the stillness within you. You’ll know if you have bad habits you need to work on – like too much technology before bed which will inhibit your dream visions. You’ll know if you need more in-depth “shadow work” to help you clear out limiting beliefs and negative thinking that block your intuition. You’ll know if it’s time to find a group of life-minded people to help mentor you on your journey.
You’ll know because you’ll be better attuned to your inner voice which is becoming your compass for living your life.
Some other ways you can work on self-discovery:
- Use an oracle card deck for drawing daily cards that give you prompts to think about.
- Notice your thoughts and the judgements you make about yourself and others.
- Notice when you are happy. (dive deep into what made you happy)
- Notice when you are unhappy. (dive deep into why)
- Ask friends to describe your personality, the way you communicate, or to describe things you may not see in yourself.
And, when you come across things you aren’t happy with about yourself – find forgiveness. Self-awareness is not about blame, shame, and judgement. It’s about knowing who you are, so you know what direction to go in life. It’s about healing. It’s about living a life you love. Be kind and compassionate with yourself. Practice self-care.
Self-awareness takes time, but it’s a great gift to have. It will allow you to distinguish between your soul voice and your limiting beliefs voice and help you move forward with confidence and connection.
That’s where I advise you to begin.
Best of luck!
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