Updated: Jul 13
Change your Mind
As you begin to develop any new skill, a good question to ask yourself is- do I think I can do this? In other words what is your mindset about your psychic skills? Have you spent some portion of your time telling yourself that you do not possess the talent, abilities or affinity for this psychic development? Maybe people in your life have told you that this skill is unnatural or even an offense to God? If you were raised in an Abrahamic religious environment you may have reservations about using these skills and that reservation may stop you from receiving all of the messages that may be available to you. Examine this aspect of your life and write down some negative messaging you may have received in the past. Flip the script and write the positive antidote to these phrases.
Some people have had psychic experiences that have scared them. Maybe they received a large inflow of information that overwhelmed them or maybe they learned something that made them uncomfortable. There are many situations that might make it uncomfortable to tap into that resource again. That is one reason I like to recommend my six step process. By setting yourself to safely receive information, it reduces the likelihood of having a discouraging experience. Check out my blog here to learn about the six steps to increase your psychic skills. Think about how that experience could be used to inform you about your personal intuitive skill set and what you might need to strengthen or move more slowly into as you grow your psychic techniques.
Even if you haven’t had a bad experience or haven’t received negative messaging from your friends and family about psychic skills, there are a lot of societal messages about psychics and intuition. Currently Western ideas do not incorporate a sixth sense even though there are many cultures that honor a sixth sense. If you have grown up in the United States like I have, I am sure you can name a hundred situations in which you heard messaging about the dangers of using psychic skills. At the same time many know of government programs that study the psychic phenomena, such as the Stargate project. This messaging of ‘psychics are not real’ can block you from receiving intuitive information. Take a moment to write some cultural messages you may have received that might be blocking your natural talents.
Once you have uncovered what cultural programming might be at play, you can begin to dismantle this thinking. Allowing yourself to receive psychic information may feel a little scary or unsettling. Rest assured that you can control the flow of information and most peoples’ experience is not that the flood gates open but more that they need continually dismantle the negative thoughts that they do not possess intuitive skills in the first place. Most people need to work on opening the door to their psychic intuitive skills. If you have reservations about being overwhelmed with intuitive information then it is a good to examine the next step in my six step process, which is Psychic Protection.
Ensuring that you have a good psychic protection and hygiene techniques is essential as you are growing this important ability. In the next article I will discuss the importance of establishing a regular psychic hygiene practice as well as developing effective psychic protection techniques to use in a variety of situations.
In the meantime, spend the next week thinking about why you are already not as psychic as you would like to be? What is holding you back? What messaging have you received in the past that may still be playing a role in your subconscious? What do you need to practice your psychic skills safely? Once you have uncovered your barriers then make yourself a mantra, such as “I am safely (and slowly?) receiving messages from my soul guides and other safe spirit helpers.” “ I receive only information that is in my best interest.” “I can access my psychic information with ease.” Once you decide on your mantra say this sentence to yourself as often as possible to help reprogram your subconscious to being more open to psychic intuitive insights. This is a good time to start a journal to record information you receive and changes in your inner talk that would be helpful in developing your psychic intuitive nature.
Karin Olsen is a healer, a seer, and a teacher. She has been studying plants for more than 20 years and owned an herb shop and metaphysical store for 15 years. She has been a massage therapist/healer for almost 30 years.
Karin learned her psychic medium skills from her mother and sees clients via Zoom. She teaches classes and is a spiritual coach with a focus on earth-based spirituality through Moonhill Mystery School in the Salish Sea area. In 2021, she earned a Masters of Ecopsychology from Naropa University.