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Psychic Abilities Progress and Blockage


Hello, I'm a 25 year old male and have recently realized that I have some innate psychic ability. However, I seem to be experiencing some sort of blockage in finding the best way to experience my gifts. I have always been an intuitive child, but was forced to take more of an adult role in my family life because of an alcoholic mother.

It was difficult for me to inhabit my imagination as much as I would have liked, but I still managed to maintain a good sense of creativity. I often have feelings where I just know what is wrong with someone, or I know what they are thinking and it can be difficult to prove to others.

I am studying to be a counselor and want to get my PHD in counseling psychology because of my ability to penetrate people's feelings so deeply. I have a hard time being in crowds or groups because I feel easily overwhelmed by others' energy, and I seem to just know how to solve problems or how to do things without ever formally seeking that information out.

I have been reading books on psychic development, visualization, and general psi phenomenon, and have this inner belief that I have stronger gifts that seem to be locked away. It appears the more I learn about it and the more I practice visualization exercises, clairvoyance, psychometry, etc, the more elusive it seems to be.

I've reached a point where I'm starting to doubt if I really have these abilities or if its wishful thinking. Does anyone know how to unlock or discover the full breadth of ones gifts and overcome the blockage? I don't know how to describe it other than a blockage, that can occasionally be overcome when I dream, or spend a while in meditation.

I'd like to develop my gifts and use it in a counseling setting but am becoming disheartened because I'm not progressing.

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Jacki (guest)
16 years ago (2008-03-06)
Hey Sturgeon48!
I tend to predict the future... My family doesn't know or any of my friends. I didn't tell anyone! It's odd and sometimes scary, but I am truly thankful for this gift. I often dream of things, like my friend's grandmother dying, when my friend has never ever even mentioned her grandmother to me. I dreamed my cousin was going to have a niece with blue eyes. I often sense bad things happen, and some say it's your gut feeling, but mines a bit more than this. I get a flash in my mind of what's going to happen and it does. The thing is, these occurrences are never consistent! I want to be able to know what will happen on demand... I don't know if it's possible, but there's no harm in trying...right? Has that ever happened to you, Sturgeon48?
Symple (1 stories) (26 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-05)
Sturgeon48, I too, have experianced some type of blockage. What was really easy at a younger age, seems to be out of reach today. Weird but... I think that somehow I'm scared to or maybe not yet ready to experiance what is coming my way. Maybe it's my Guides or Guardian Angels trying to protect me until I am ready... Who knows. 😕 I do know, once we possess this gift, it's hard to get rid of. 😊 Symple
GlendaSC (5 stories) (1475 posts)
16 years ago (2008-03-04)
Sturgeon - are you a fisherman? My oldest son, 21, loves fishing. I'm glad you are going into counseling. A caring person can do so much. Just guard your own heart and emotions. Some people will fail. I hope they get a second and third chance - 99th one. It's not my decision so won't go there. Just realize that when you may seem to be having no effect, then fifteen years down the road, someone remembers what you said to them and relates how it helped them those years later. That has happened to me. I can't tell you how it made me feel except surprising. Books are good at some things. Well, I don't know. To me the key is to be grateful, even for failing sometimes, many times. Just do your best. I don't think in terms of "psychic" stuff. I think in terms of being in touch with someone wiser. Loving science, I tend to think of people in terms of advanced predators, trying to intimidate. Our eyes face forward, like predators. Deers, who don't kill but eat grass, have eyes at the sides to see predators like us. But, then there is this other thing in us, more noble, that says help others. I think of that as the outside wiser person, trying to advance us and communicate. Does that make any sense? For me this wise person had me be born Baptist. I don't know if that's the case with others, probably not.
aramasamara (22 stories) (577 posts)
16 years ago (2008-02-29)
haha I am more than familiar with auras...let's just say that. As for seeing what's 'missing' or 'blockage' in some people, I am finding a good amount of people can do it. I too can, I wondered for a while why I could see things in other people like you said that was either missing or displaced...ect. I kept tabs, then realized most of what I saw in other peple 'missing' or 'displaced' had very similiar emotional attachments to what I was feeling or have expeierenced. The more things one expierences the more you can see how people fuction. For example I knew that someone had a brain tumor because I had bad headaches everyday, our problems releated together... That is a good portion, in my opinon of why we see what we see sometimes.
Jessie (guest)
16 years ago (2008-02-28)
We often have them blocked for a reason. I am 19 and a sophmore in college but have been psychic my whole life. I also had to grow up fast and be the grown up in my house, taking care my sister and the house. I really never had any time to my self. I still dont. Anyways I blocked mine from the age of 8 to 13 because of all the needing to be grown up thing, then when I was 13 it started again but about every 3 or so months it would go away for whatever period it would want. We shut it down ourselves even when we don't know it. I got mine back by going out to the mountains and finding peace within my self. It can take awhile. You just have to willing to except it.

Sturgeon48 (1 stories) (2 posts)
16 years ago (2008-02-28)
aramasamara thanks for the advice. I often find myself working too hard at relaxation which obviously goes against the purpose if it. I am very introverted and like to think of myself as creative, I was an English major and got my bachelors degree in creative writing. Ironically enough I can be most relaxed when I'm creating whether it be writing or some form of visual art. I also feel like my gifts are particularly strong when I'm speaking with someone who has an emotional or psychological problem, my intuition is specifically tuned into subtle nuances and disturbances in someone mind. Its almost as though there is a voice that whispers to me what is wrong with the person and how to fix it. However I think my virgo nature of being critical and logical interferes with listening to my intuition and relaxing and letting things flow. I can be a bit rigid and perfectionistic, especially when it comes to myself (I'm pretty non-judmental with others). I had my aura imaging done and I am violet/indigo. I'm not sure if you are familiar with the aura associations but the research I've done seems pretty accurate.

Jacki- I have read a book entitled Intuition Magick, and another one entitled You Are Psychic. I also have a been reading a lot of research on psi phenomena and parapsychology. I'm the kind of person that needs to read both mystical and scientific approaches and kind of meld the two. I have an incessant need to know why and how things happen, but I know that not everything has an answer. Its great you are trying to fond where your sensitivities lie at 17. I bought one of my books on psychic development when I was 12 and just dug it out of my old books a month ago. Almost like a part of me knew I would need it more when I was older. What kind of abilities have you noticed in yourself?
aramasamara (22 stories) (577 posts)
16 years ago (2008-02-28)
Sturgeon...well most people are introverts due to over anaylzing themselves, worrying what others might say about you... And then you're so absorbed in what others precieve, that one fails to jump into a conversation, as you probably already know. So, if you start focusing on other people, that would help drastically.

haha ironically I would suggest something to help relax your muscles... Which would be reiki (some of it is deep massage) or acupunture. Let go of all our anxiety, by doing breathing practices (may help), biofeedback, temperture shifting. Try to wash your mind away from 'words' at the moment, but just feel your body, feel your hand and the life running through it back and forth, feel the gaps, feel what is running smoothly, and what seems to have kinks in the system and trying to visualize pulling it out. If you are unhappy with yourself try changing those aspects in a positive manner, do public speaking, which might scare you to death! But the reward will give you a higher energy. Challange yourself. A good amount of this is about positive enforcement, visualization of not just yourself, but others around you. Maybe you see things you don't like about people. Ask yourself why you don't like those traits, and if you yourself harbor some of the traits you dislike in that person.

I've learned before you can see 'more' you need to see what is infront of you, the more you become intuned with your body, everything seems to open up. Stop working against yourself and realize who you want to be. Once you've gained a good grasp of yourself (which can take forever it might seem) remote viewing and other things become easier because you are better balanced. The trick for you is to stop being so 'focused' on one thing, and becoming 'unfocused' which may seem to you like chaos, but think of it as freedom.
Jacki (guest)
16 years ago (2008-02-27)
I'm 17. I've wanted to become more sensitive to my abilities... I also want to study Psychology next year. My dreams come true and I can usually see things about people not even they are aware of. This is amazing, Sturgeon48! Could you please let me know the names of books you've used to strengthen your abilities? Whatever you do, I warn you, do not meditate and go so far into your psyche, that you lose yourself... Or exprience your soul leaving your body. It's scary and another can enter your body while you are in another dimension.
Sturgeon48 (1 stories) (2 posts)
16 years ago (2008-02-27)
Thanks for the reply. I'm actually prone to too much introversion and self reflection, if I'm not careful I can become overly absorbed in analyzing myself. However I have started to realize that I'm often not sure if shat I'm feeling is my energy or someone elses. I seem to be a barometer for the feeling tone of my environment but find that I often get angry when I realize I can't shield myself from everyone elses emotions. That's something I'm going to have to work on as I get further into my training as a counselor. Meditating can be good for me except lately I've been trying to recieve psychic messages while I'm medatating so I find myself getting frustrated when I don't get any results. I know some people say they didn't fully develop their gifts until they got older and its really disconcerting to know they are in there but not be able to access them fully... Any advice on stretching my psychic muscles aramasamara?
aramasamara (22 stories) (577 posts)
16 years ago (2008-02-25)
Yes, it can be extremely overwhealming feelings all of those emotions/thoughts from everyone, making you feel as if you have no real control or major headache haha. Sometimes the best way to get rid of this feeling, is isolate yourself. You can try blocking, but you cannot block constantly. So, that's where you run into an issue, try to stay away from people that send out bad vibes, which can be a loooot of people! You need time for yourself, take a nice nap, meditate, go do reiki, acupunture... Many many practices. I suggest getting to understand your own emotions better, as well. I find it ironic that sometimes we can tell right away a strangers emotions, but not our own. From this confusion we can find it hard to handle. Take note of what you feel, what pyshiological things take place as well. For example how does your breathing feel towards each emotion, your head, stomach, are you relaxed...what? Ask yourself these questions. Clear your mind and thoughts. You might feel like your never going to 'progress' believe me we've all had those moments, when you've just wanted to give up on life itself. I think that you should certainly try some of these few practices I've named and understanding yourself better. If you need to take a break, do so. Explore, sometimes being unfocused can help just as much as being focused. If you find youself doing too much, relax and get some fresh air.

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