Despite the fact there has been a fascination with psychic phenomena throughout Europe and America for well over a hundred years there has been little research into what makes someone inclined to become a psychic.
There are though many commonalities in people who are likely to become successful psychics and mediums. Certainly in my experience I fall into many of the categories and so I am sure will you.
Psychic individuals from early childhood seem to have an intense involvement with what we would term as ‘spiritual’ this does not mean religion, it means nature, natural things, the super-natural and the fairy world. Since I can remember I have had an intense fascination with fairies and ‘beings of the woods.’ As a child I remember standing for hours looking at the Arthur Rackham paintings of fairy figures and elves. As an adult, not so long ago, I became incredibly excited to find a first edition Arthur Rackham book in a charity shop. The shop had recognised this to be a gem also; they had the book encased in a glass cabinet. I went away to get a large sum of money to pay for this book, when I returned another fan obviously had their eye on it too, it had gone!
Many psychic ‘types’ are said to be left-handed. Personally I believe this to be true to a certain extent, but by no means set in stone. For many there is an inherited trait although again, in my opinion although a contributory factor, it is not necessarily so. Although, saying that, my young son since he could speak would talk of his ‘friends’ at the end of the bed, and could walk into the gym changing rooms with a key to a locker I’d been using and be able to go straight to the correct locker and open it (amongst hundreds of them). He’ll walk past pregnant women and tell you the sex of the baby as you pass. It sometimes verges on embarrassing when he walks past and says ‘there’s a boy in her belly’ to find the woman spin around to say ‘yes indeed there is’. However, there are many people now with incredibly psychic children yet their parents would not recognise intuition or psychic ability if it poked them in the eye.
A major contributory factor to the likelihood of someone being psychic is the inclination towards the arts rather than the sciences. This is anything from the traditional artist to the writer, gardener, avid reader, historian, teacher; anything that is creative. This is the main reason why when I give readings to people, many of which are deeply psychic themselves I often see a type of ‘emotional illness’ where people feel restricted in their life, kept away for some reason or another from their true passions in life. These are creative types living a stifled existence due to the pressures of fitting in with society’s plan rather than their own.
Allow your true, ‘psychic’ side to be free in its’ expression. It doesn’t mean communicating with spirit all the time or being frightened of the possibilities of psychic phenomena, it means let yourself learn how to really, truly enjoy beauty. Even for a moment, let yourself enjoy the romanticism of life…
Heidi Sawyer BA (hons) is known for her clear, concise and direct approach to intuitive and psychic development. Her popular course material is used for TV research, featured on BBC radio, and sold in 55 countries. Heidi is the author of The Intelligent Guide to the Sixth Sense & How to Develop Your 7th Sense (Hay House). She is the course director for The Centre for Psychic Development, the largest Psychic Development provider in the world.
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