Updated: Mar 21
I've had so many students who were convinced they were not psychic because they don't psychically "see" anything. But there are so many different ways you can have a psychic experience.
Many people think there are only 2 main psychic senses: Psychic Seeing and Psychic Hearing (clairvoyance and clairaudience). But the truth is there are many more!
I would like to share a story with you that revolutionized the way I thought -- and taught -- about the psychic senses.
Many years ago, when I was teaching one of my first psychic classes, I noticed one of the students, Kim, frowned a lot. She seemed angry. She said things like, “I’m not psychic. I’ve tried and can’t do it.”
At the break I asked her why she was so convinced she wasn’t psychic. (After all, she was there taking a psychic class! She obviously wanted to learn.) She told me she had tried classes and failed. She could never get a psychic message the way the teacher suggested. She didn't "see" anything.
The crushing moment for her was a book on how to be psychic. She'd read the book, tried all of the exercises. She tried using this book 3 times and finally gave up. Now she knew she couldn't be psychic. She'd tried everything.
She had the book with her and offered to show it to me. I was curious about this book that, in some way, had so much power over whether she thought she was psychic or not. As I glanced through it, I began to realize something important.
This was the moment that changed the way I teach the psychic senses.
The entire book and all its exercises were based on Psychic Seeing. There were no other Psychic Senses mentioned. I'm sure the author was well-meaning but she set her readers up for failure. Only the readers who had Psychic Seeing could do her exercises. If someone had Psychic Feeling, Psychic Thought or Knowing, they weren't able to have the results the author hoped.
The harder she tried to "see," the more disappointed and frustrated she felt.
It wasn't that Kim couldn't be psychic. It was simply that she didn't have the gift Psychic Seeing. The Psychic Senses that were natural to her were different.
The psychic workshop teachers, the author of the book, they were all focused on Psychic Seeing, on Clairvoyance. She didn't have Psychic Seeing. The harder she tried to have it, the more disappointed and frustrated she felt. She was worse than not doing it right. She wasn't able to do it at all.
Kim thought she was a failure, when in reality her teachers and the author hadn't considered there were other psychic senses aside from seeing. Her own psychic senses, probably Psychic Knowing or Psychic Feeling (clairsentience or clairtangence) hadn’t before been identified. Heartbreaking.
Nobody is doing it wrong or right.
That was such important moment for me as a psychic teacher. From then on, I realized I needed to acknowledge and validate every student's psychic experience. We should never criticize anyone's psychic or spiritual experience. Nobody is doing it wrong or right. Every psychic and spiritual experience is valid and valuable.
Did this blog speak to you? Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I bless your life!
-- Marla, Your Psychic Reader, Psychic Medium, Pet Communicator, Spiritual Teacher, Chakra and Energy Worker, Author of "Discover the Ten Psychic Senses" (coming soon)
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