Everyone, including you, experience some sort of psychic power, every now and then. However, these experiences are often dismissed as pure coincidence.
You most probably had some premonitions about something that was going to happen, or you felt what someone was thinking of you. These experiences often came spontaneously, suddenly, and without any prior preparations.
This is also called esp power. It is the ability to sense, perceive or understand things that are hidden, not in your immediate proximity, or relating to the past or to the future.
Some people, are more naturally psychic from others, and therefore, psychic experiences are a more common occurrence with them. They accept the fact that they are a bit different from others in their perceptions, having a sort of a sixth sense or extrasensory perception.
Others, might experience these abilities once in a while, but dismiss them as nonsense or as coincidence.
The majority of people either dismiss these experiences, or are are perplexed by them, and do not know what to think or about them.
There are people, who are more earnest about these abilities. They read, study, and seek guidance to develop and control these powers.
Psychic powers can be developed through special training, even by people who are not naturally psychic. These are fascinating powers, which allow a trained person to peek beyond the material plane, and know things that remain hidden to other people.
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There are several risks in developing and using psychic powers, which you have to take into account:
- The knowledge gained can be used for selfish purposes.
- People who possesses psychic powers could be wrong in their interpretation of what they sense, and might unintentionally mislead, misguide, or cause harm to other people.
- Some of the powers require that their user be in a passive mental condition, so as to be able to tune in to other people’s minds. This allows the absorbing of external emotions, moods and influences, which might have a negative effect.
- One, who is not well-balanced, and lacks self control and discipline, might find it difficult to stop the psychic impressions and can therefore, cause himself emotional and mental harm.
- Pursuing psychic training might deter one from the path of self improvement and spiritual growth, leading him or her to a constant seeking of these perceptions.
If you wish to develop psychic powers, it would be wiser, if you first develop a certain degree of concentration ability, control of the mind, willpower, self discipline and a certain degree of emotional detachment.
Doing so, will ensure that you would be able to open and close at will the mental doors, and so avoid being adversely affected. This will also reduce the danger that you might misuse the powers, or get your ego inflated by them.
A List of Psychic Powers
There are several kinds of psychic powers or gifts, as they are often called. Another term used is ESP, which means – extra-sensory perception.
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Here is a list of psychic abilities:
Clairvoyance (clear vision) – Seeing far away scenes and places or hidden things, without using the physical eyes. Clairvoyance enables one to perceive scenes and mental images with the mind’s eye.
Clairaudience (clear hearing) – Perceiving sounds or words from a distant or from other realms. Clairaudience enables one to hear words and sounds not perceived by the physical ears.
Clairempathy (clear emotion) – Sensing the attitude or emotions of another person.
Psychometry – Perceiving information about a person, place or an object, by holding in one’s hands an object belonging to the person or place. In Psychometry, one usually holds some small personal object such as a watch, ring, key or other personal object.
Psychokinesis – The ability to move objects with the powers of the mind.
Intuition – Perceiving an idea, knowledge or information directly. This is what is commonly called “a gut feeling”. Intuition is some kind of inner knowledge and certainty about something.
Telepathy – Reading other people’s thoughts and exchanging thoughts through the mind, without words.
Mental influence – An advanced kind of telepathy that allows one to influence the minds of other people by your thoughts and mind power.
Psychic healing – The ability to cure pains or illnesses by transferring some kind of healing energy.
Auric sight – The ability to see or sense the colors of the aura, and thereby, understand certain things about the moods, emotions, thoughts or health of other people.
Predicting the future – This is the ability of perceiving future events, in other words, seeing the future. It is done through the abilities listed here, or using certain tools to trigger this ability, such as a crystal ball or cards.
Astral projection – This is the ability that some people seem to possess, of leaving their body, traveling somewhere, and coming back, while the body is asleep or in a trance.
As you see, the list of the psychic abilities is quite long, and there are some more abilities, which have not been listed here.
The purpose of this article is just to list these powers and describe what they are in a few words.
This article is not a recommendation to pursue and develop the psychic powers and abilities. This decision is completely yours, and you should reread the first part of this article, about the risks in developing them, if you wish to get deeper into this topic.
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