Some people have an exceptional gift for psychic perception. They are not merely intuitive, or sensitive, or empathic. They are psychic — which means they have an extraordinary ability or expanded capacity to perceive unusual mental impressions beyond conventional cognition or ordinary perception. Psychic perception is a metaphysical or supernatural form of perception, as it does not involve the five ordinary senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
The term ‘mental impression' however does not imply psychic perception is purely a ‘brain’ activity or a solely neurophysiological process. Instead, mental refers to impressions of the psyche or the mind-soul resulting from a state of transcendental consciousness or supernatural awareness. Authentic psychic perceptions are not merely a physical or neurological result of the ‘mind-brain’ or the ‘mind-body,’ but it instead of the metaphysical mind-soul.
Every human on the planet is born with inherent traits, characteristics, predispositions, and aptitudes making each of us unique. We are all ‘wired’ in diverse ways to excel in various fields of human endeavour. Each individual is born with unique gifts we have come to contribute to the world. The gift of psychics and mediums is their uncommon ability to become mentally aware of information or 'energy data' that is otherwise invisible, unseen, ‘hidden,’ mystical, numinous, transcendental.
I am a hereditary psychic medium. It is common knowledge in my family that I inherited my psychic abilities from my paternal grandmother. For as long as I can remember, I have had the innate ability to consciously perceive unconscious information about people’s past experiences and present circumstances, as well as their future probabilities and potentials, including the most likely outcomes of their current life trajectory.
I am also able to mentally perceive people’s thoughts, feelings, mood states, subconscious motivations, and even physical sensations and medical symptoms. And this psychic information is not limited to living persons only, but also relates to their deceased relatives and ancestors, as well as their past life incarnations.
I perceive these things without me being personally acquainted with the person, or knowing anything about them. In fact, we do not even need to be in the same room. Some of this information I perceive spontaneously in everyday life, as well as in my dreams at night, but mostly it is the result of purposeful psychic mediumship channeling, commonly known as doing a ‘reading.'
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In my experience being psychic is a combination of nature and nurture — both an innate gift, as well as external developmental influences seem to play a role in someone becoming a psychic or medium. Psychic ability is therefore a genetic trait, natural gift, or inherent predisposition that is typically emboldened or further enhanced by various external influences, environments, and life experiences.
My psychic ability was 'nurtured' by various synchronistic experiences and events, personal discoveries, external influences, as well as adversities and traumas throughout my life, which in the end all served to enhance my capacity for conscious psychic awareness and improved my channeling ability. However, these developmental influences were not the origin, cause, or source of my psychic ability. Life experiences, synchronistic events, and personal traumas did not somehow cause me to ‘become psychic.’ Instead, it encouraged and further shaped my innate psychic ability — which has always been present since the day I was born (or at least as far back as I can remember).
Nobody taught me how to ‘become psychic.’ I have no formal certifications; never had any technical ‘psychic training;’ nor did I ever attend any development circles, channeling courses, or divination classes. However, what I did need to learn and practice over the years was how to better harness and apply my psychic abilities to become a more proficient channeler.
Contrary to widely held belief, psychics and mediums do not have ‘psychic senses’ or ‘clair senses.’ We also do not ‘sense’ through various supersensory channels of perception. In fact, psychics and mediums do not ‘sense’ at all. We perceive.
Instead of having different psychic 'senses' or separate extrasensory pathways, we have certain perceptual preferences that differ from one psychic or medium to the next. These mental preferences are wide-ranging, eclectic, and highy subjective. No two psychics or mediums experience psychic impressions in exactly the same way. These mind-soul impressions are perceived as a diverse, unlimited array of feelings, knowings, sensations, and intuitions that can be categorized as follows:
Claircognizance: cognitive, knowing, precognition, prescience
Clairempathy: affective, emotional, feeling, presentiment
Clairsomatica: somatosensory, sensation, foresensing
Clairintuition: premonitory, presage, foreboding
Clairvoyance: visual, seeing, foreseeing
Clairaudience: auditory, hearing, forehearing
Clairolfaction: olfactory, smelling, foresmelling
Clairgustance: gustatory, tasting, foretasting
Psychic perceptions are therefore metaphysical or transcendental awarenesses that have no physical or sensory origins. Unlike sensory perception that relies on incoming physical stimuli, such as light waves, sound vibrations, or chemical molecules, psychic perception is not the result of any such external inputs.
What is typically thought of as psychic ‘sensing' is instead the nonsensory perception of nonphysical, nonlocal energy data or ‘psi’ channeled from the universal consciousness, also known as the akashic record.