Am I Psychic? 10 Signs of Sixth Sense
Have you felt a little different from other people since you were a child? Do things happen to you that you can’t explain? Do you sometimes have a clear feeling about a future event? If so, you might be ‘supersensory’. In other words, psychic. Check out these 10 signs to see if you have extra-sensory perception or sixth sense.
1. You Have a Well-Developed Intuition
Also known as gut feelings or a strong hunch. Your body, everyone’s body, in fact, is an antennae. It is sensitive to energy. Everyone can tune into their intuition, but most choose to ignore it. You have learned that your intuition has guided you well throughout your life. You don’t make decisions logically, although you do consider that your way is logical.
To test out your intuition, next time you have to make a decision, however small, place your hand on your solar plexus and become aware of the feeling in your body when you consider each choice laid before you. Feel it? Your body, your intuition knows.
2. You Know When Trouble Is Imminent
This is known as precognition (pre-knowing). You recognize it before it happens. This often manifests as a feeling of dread or a deep sense of knowing that unless you or someone else takes action, there’s going to be trouble. Sometimes it’s hard to know what exactly is going to happen but you feel it, for sure.
It’s possible to train yourself to discern the forthcoming event by journaling your feelings. Ask your feelings what they are trying to tell you.
You Dream About the Future
This also comes under the precognition umbrella, but usually, the dream is very specific. You are shown snippets of events, usually detrimental to someone close. Sometimes it might be a catastrophic event, such as an earthquake or other natural disaster. Precognitive folk are often able to foretell when people are about to die because they meet them in their dreams.
3. You Hear Voices
You hear whispers and voices, but there is no physical source. You’ve ruled out mental disorders, so it’s likely that you have clairauditory (clear hearing) abilities. Very often this psychic skill means you are a channel for spirits. It’s up to you whether you develop this further by delivering the messages to those they are intended for, or whether you shut-down this ability.
4. You Just Know Things
Some may mix this up with intuition and it doesn’t matter. Claircognizants (clear understanding) know things they shouldn't be able to know. They find it hard to explain it - they say “I just know it.” Some might mention that the knowing is a strong mental feeling.
5. You Read Thoughts
You often know what someone is going to say before they say it. You can tell who’s calling before you answer the phone. Sometimes you know when your child or partner is in difficulty. You may often pre-empt a request. For example, you take your husband a cup of tea and he says, “You must have read my mind.” If this happens a lot, you probably do tune-in to his ‘requests’. This is a sign that you have telepathic skills. If you think you are telepathic, there are many ways to develop your ability. Playing guessing games is helpful.
6. You See Auras
Seeing auras is more common than you think. You can probably see your own right now. Hold your hand in front of a dark background and move your fingers slightly. You should see a silvery aura like cigarette smoke around your fingers. It might take a little practice, but you’ll soon be able to play with the energy between your fingers. Then you can progress to other people and to auric colors.
7. You Have Visions
Seeing visions and spirits is a sign of clairvoyance (clear vision) or second sight. This often occurs in conjunction with clairaudient abilities. Receiving messages from spirits means that you are a psychic medium, i.e. an intermediary between the living and those who have passed. It’s possible to shut down these abilities but often times spirits can be quite nagging in their enthusiasm to get their message heard.
8. You Sense the Past When Holding Objects
You might be able to discern the past history of an object or its owner, simply by holding it. It can work with people too. Have you ever brushed past someone in a busy street and had a picture flash into your mind that seemed to have nothing to do with you? That’s psychometry, or clairtangency (clear touching). You are picking up vibration. Everyone can do this, but not everyone can translate what they feel into words or pictures.
9. Déjà Vu
We all have these odd little experiences, but you may have them more than most because you are tuned-in. People think they are experiencing something they experienced in the past, but it’s the opposite. You may never have been in that place, but you once had a ‘future memory’ of it. Hence the strange feeling of knowing but not quite knowing. You are tuning into a memory.
A very strong conviction that you have been somewhere before, or have met someone previously, probably indicates that you are remembering a past incarnation.
10. You Have Divinatory Abilities
If you are able to intuit meaning from divinatory tools, such as tarot cards, playing cards, a glass or crystal ball, palm reading, tea leaf reading, or anything like that, then you are probably an intuitive psychic. It is possible to learn such skills - for example, the tarot is a structured system that anyone can learn. The skill when reading cards is to marry the meaning with your intuition to give an accurate interpretation.
Scrying with a crystal ball or dark mirror is a form of meditation. Again, anyone can learn this, and with practice, become proficient in foretelling the future.
Another divinatory skill is divining for water, objects, and energy lines. Divining involves using a divining rod, usually made from a light twig or wire and picking up varying energy patterns from the earth. Holding a pendulum will also yield results.
What to Do If You Think You Are Psychic
It’s up to you—do you want to build on your gift/s or would you rather not experience your psychic abilities? Sometimes, you can shut them down by stating your intention clearly. Meditation may also help. If you would like to see where your skills could take you, then research and practice until you become competent.
Search for people with similar abilities to your own and share your experiences. Don’t be frightened of your extra-sensory perception, know that it is indeed a gift, and remember, whatever it is you ‘see’, it was going to happen anyway.
If you have a psychic related question, feel free to ask in the comments or questions sections below. However, I'm not going to keep answering the same things over and over. Read through and see if someone else has asked a similar question first.
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Questions & Answers
Whenever I look at something hard I see sketches of little figures; one time one waved at me. Could that be a hint that I'm psychic?
I believe that is quite common. I see figures in our bathroom tile and wooden floors. I have heard of some artists using them as inspiration. Human beings are programmed to see faces and figures in patterns because of needing to identify danger in difficult-to-see environments like shady forests. It's called 'pareidolia.'
I'm not sure about the waving. I guess that's a trick of the light.Helpful 24
I have a strong intuition. When I don't feel comfortable with some people, it's always because they are bad in some way. I always like to say I can feel their negative vibe. I would really like to open up my sixth sense. How can I do that?
You should probably learn how to meditate. During meditation, you may well receive guidance and direction on what path to take. You will be able to connect with that intuitive part of you who knows all the answers already.Helpful 5
I tend to cross paths with people who are either vessels or plainly possessed. I feel I'm a tool in the spirit realm. They know who I am, and I've been told by many that they see something over me that protects me. Also, many are out to get me because they want my light. What does all this mean?
I suspect that by 'light' you mean spiritual energy. Avoid such psychic vampires. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, leave the room, place, or person.
All this means you should make sure you are psychically protected, and that you should perform regular cleansing rituals. Set your personal boundaries and know clearly what you will and won't do.
For more information, see this article:Helpful 3
I live in a small town in Japan, and I'm a foreigner. Since the day I arrived here, there's a certain place that makes me too emotional. It feels too strong to me, like something happened there of which I am a part. When the wind blows, I feel like it surrounds me and tries to whisper to me. I will be leaving soon from here. What is your suggestion?
Two options: Either try to find out from locals if something did happen there. Or don't go back.
A third option would be to silently ask your guides to help you understand what this place has to do with you. You could do either of the two above as well as this one.Helpful 3
Could there be people looking for the ones with sixth sense abilities? And if so, who might they be?
There could be, but that is probably heading into the realm of supernatural fiction.Helpful 1
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