As a paranormal investigator, you may find that developing your psychic skills can be useful in your work. It helps you hone on on spirits, feel the vibe of sites, and know what kind of energy you are up against.
While psychic abilities are often considered outside science, certain practices can help you enhance your intuition and perception.
Many don’t think that they have psychic abilities, but the truth is we all do! It is just a matter of accepting, embracing, and trusting. We all have psychic traits; we must develop them to make the most out of them.
This guide will provide ten ways to develop your psychic skills for paranormal investigations. Through years of psychic work, I have learned that these ten things are key to deepening your psychic skillset.
If you want to learn more about becoming a psychic, I invite you to read the article below, where you will get helpful tips.
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Meditation can be a powerful tool to deepen your psychic abilities. It helps you develop a deeper sense of awareness and inner peace, making accessing your intuition and psychic senses easier.
Here are some steps you can take to use meditation to enhance your psychic ability:
- Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. It’s important to create a calm and peaceful environment where you can focus on your meditation without distractions.
- Light some scented candles or incents to bring you into a calm mindset.
- Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your feet flat on the ground. You can also lie down if that’s more comfortable for you.
- Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax your body and mind.
- Visualize yourself surrounded by a protective and healing white light. This will help you create a safe and positive space for your meditation.
- Focus on your breath and allow your thoughts to come and go without judgment. It’s natural for your mind to wander during meditation, but the key is gently bringing your attention back to your breath whenever you notice your thoughts drifting.
- Once you feel calm and centered, focus on your psychic senses. You may want to start by focusing on one sense, such as clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairsentience (clear feeling), or clairaudience (clear hearing).
- Allow images, feelings, or sounds to come to you without trying to force them. Remember to stay open and receptive to any information that comes to you, without judgment or expectation.
- Take note of any impressions, images, or feelings during your meditation. You may want to write them down in a journal or record them on your phone or computer.
Practice your meditation regularly to continue to deepen your psychic abilities. Over time, you may find that your intuition and psychic senses become more attuned and that you can access information more easily.
You will find a step-by-step guide in the article below if you want to learn how to channel during a paranormal investigation.
Further reading: A Guide to Psychic Channeling in Paranormal Investigations
Visualization is a powerful technique that can help you deepen your psychic abilities. It involves creating mental images or scenarios in your mind’s eye to enhance your awareness and focus your intention.
Practicing visualization will help you access your psychic mind on demand. This is very important when you are on ghost hunts or conducting investigations. You can’t wait for the messages or information to come through.
Here are some steps you can take to use visualization to enhance your psychic ability:
- Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. It’s important to create a calm and peaceful environment where you can focus on your visualization without distractions.
- Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your feet flat on the ground. You can also lie down if that’s more comfortable for you. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax your body and mind.
- Visualize a protective and healing white light surrounding you. This will help you create a safe and positive space for your visualization.
- Begin to visualize yourself in a specific situation or scenario if you want to enhance your psychic ability. For example, you may want to visualize yourself picking up on the energy of a person or place or communicating with a spirit or guide.
- Use your imagination to create a vivid, detailed mental image of the situation or scenario. Visualize yourself feeling calm, confident, and in tune with your psychic senses.
- Pay attention to any sensations, feelings, or images that come to you during your visualization. Please note them in a journal or record them on your phone or computer.
- Repeat your visualization regularly to continue to deepen your psychic abilities. You may want to do it daily, weekly, or as often as it feels comfortable.
Staying open and receptive to any information you receive during your visualization is important. Trust your intuition and don’t judge or dismiss any impressions or insights that come to you.
If you want to learn the difference between a psychic and a medium, you find in-depth information in the article below.
Further reading: Psychic vs. Medium: Understanding the Difference
Journaling can be a valuable tool to deepen your psychic abilities. By recording your experiences, insights, and impressions, you can better understand your intuition and enhance your psychic awareness.
Getting into the habit of always carrying a notebook will help you jot down messages or feelings you detect during the day. When you learn how it feels when you get psychic input, it is easier to hone in on it. Of course, you can use a note app, but it is not the same as pen and paper.
Here are some steps you can take to use journaling to deepen your psychic ability:
- Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can write without distractions. It’s important to create a calm and peaceful environment where you can focus on your journaling without interruptions.
- Begin by setting an intention for your journaling practice. You may want to set an intention to connect with your intuition, develop your psychic senses, or explore a specific area of your psychic ability.
- Write down your impressions, insights, or experiences throughout the day. This can include anything from dreams to synchronicities to intuitive hunches.
- Be as detailed as possible in your writing. Describe any feelings, sensations, or images that come to you, and record specific details that stand out.
- Don’t judge or dismiss any of your impressions or experiences. Trust your intuition and write down everything that comes to you, even if it doesn’t make sense initially.
- Reflect on your journal entries regularly to gain insight and understanding. Look for patterns, themes, or connections between your experiences, and use your journal to deepen your self-awareness and understanding of your intuition.
- Practice gratitude and positivity in your journaling. By focusing on the positive aspects of your experiences, you can cultivate a positive mindset and attract more positive experiences.
- Make journaling a regular part of your routine to continue to deepen your psychic abilities. You may want to set aside time each day or each week to write in your journal.
In conclusion, journaling can be a powerful tool to deepen your psychic abilities. By setting an intention, recording your experiences, and reflecting on your insights, you can enhance your awareness and understanding of your intuition.
With regular practice and a positive mindset, journaling can help you tap into your psychic senses and connect with your inner wisdom.
#4: Energy work
Energy work can be a powerful way to deepen your psychic ability. By working with the subtle energy fields surrounding us, you can enhance your sensitivity to subtle energies and develop a deeper awareness of your energy body.
The ability to sense energies and entities when on a ghost hunt or when you conduct an investigation is very helpful. You know where to focus your investigation and where to place the gadgets and tools that you might want to use.
Here are some steps you can take to use energy work to enhance your psychic insights:
- Find a quiet and comfortable place to practice energy work without distractions. It’s important to create a calm and peaceful environment where you can focus on your energy work without interruptions.
- Begin by centering yourself and grounding your energy. This can be done through meditation, deep breathing, or visualization techniques. I often use meditation alongside crystals and incents to get in the mood.
- Use your hands to sense and work with the energy fields around you. You can do this by holding your hands a few inches apart, feeling the energy between them, or touching different body parts and sensing the energy flow.
- Experiment with different energy techniques to enhance your sensitivity and awareness. This can include techniques like Reiki, chakra balancing, or aura cleansing.
- A great exercise is to sense the different energies of crystals. Hold your hands over the crystals and try to hone in on the energies.
- Pay attention to any sensations, feelings, or images that come to you during your energy work. Take note of them in a journal or record them on your phone or computer.
- Practice energy work regularly to continue to deepen your psychic abilities. You may want to do it daily, weekly, or as often as it feels comfortable.
- Stay open and receptive to any information you receive during your energy work. Trust your intuition and don’t judge or dismiss any impressions or insights that come to you.
Remember to take care of yourself after your energy work. Drink plenty of water, eat nourishing foods, and rest if needed. You can sometimes feel drained and exhausted, but this is nothing to be concerned about. It is normal, and you should recover within an hour or two.
Dreamwork can be a powerful tool to deepen your psychic abilities. Dreams can provide a window into your subconscious mind and offer insights into your intuition and psychic senses.
It is not uncommon for energies or spirits to communicate through our dreams as they are believed to have easier access to our subconscious mind than when we are awake.
You might be able to hone in on information from your ghost hunt if you take a closer look at your dreams. They vanish fast after we wake, so jot them down quickly. Keeping a journal by your bed is key.
Here are some steps you can take to use dream work to enhance your psychic ability:
- Keep a dream journal next to your bed to record your dreams as soon as you wake up. Writing down your dreams as soon as possible is important, as they can quickly fade from memory.
- Reflect on the symbolism and themes in your dreams. Look for patterns, recurring symbols, and any messages that stand out.
- Practice lucid dreaming to become more aware and in control of your dreams. This can be done through reality checks, visualization, and setting intentions before bed.
- Use your dreams as a way to explore your intuition and psychic senses. Pay attention to any feelings or sensations in your dreams, and note any insights or messages that seem to come from a deeper part of yourself.
- Experiment with dream incubation to explore specific areas of your psychic ability. This involves setting an intention before bed to dream about a specific topic or question and allowing your dreams to guide you toward the answers.
- Work with a dream mentor or guide to deepen your understanding of your dreams and intuition. This can be done through dream groups, online communities, or individual sessions with a dream worker.
- Stay open and receptive to the messages and insights that come to you through your dreams. Trust your intuition and don’t judge or dismiss any impressions or insights that come to you.
Make dream work a regular part of your routine to continue to deepen your psychic abilities. You may want to set aside time each day or each week to reflect on your dreams and explore your intuition.
#7: Psychic games
Psychic games can be a fun and effective way to deepen your psychic ability. These games help you develop your intuition, enhance your psychic senses, and practice your psychic skills safely and playfully.
Using tarot cards, pendulums, and other divination tools is also helpful for exercising your psychic mind. They are not games per se, but they are tools that can be fun and a part of your tool kit when on a ghost hunt or paranormal investigation.
Different types of psychic games
- Psychic dice: You can use special dice with symbols or colors to practice your psychic abilities. Roll the dice and see if you can intuitively sense which symbol or color will appear next.
- Psychic circles: Psychic circles are a group activity that involves sitting in a circle and passing an object around while trying to sense information about the person who last held the object. This can help you practice your clairvoyance, clairsentience, and other psychic abilities.
- ESP cards: Also known as Zener cards. You place the cards facing down and try to use your psychic ability to see what symbol is printed on the card. Draw what you think you see on a piece of paper. Turn the card and see if your drawing correlates with the symbol on the card.
- Online ESP games: You can exercise your psychic mind with the help of online tools. You find a psychic game here.
Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and stay open to your intuition and insights. With practice and a playful mindset, you can use psychic games to develop your psychic abilities and deepen your connection to your inner wisdom.
How to use psychic games to up your skills
Here are some steps you can take to use psychic games to enhance your psychic ability:
- Choose a psychic game that appeals to you. Many psychic games are available, including card games, dice games, divination tools, and online games.
- Set the intention to use the game to deepen your psychic ability. Before you begin playing, take a moment to focus your intention on developing your intuition and enhancing your psychic senses.
- Practice the game regularly to develop your psychic ability. This can be done daily, weekly, or as often as feels comfortable for you. Using it one time will not do it.
- Pay attention to any sensations, feelings, or images that come to you during the game. Take note of them in a journal or record them on your phone or computer.
- Stay open and receptive to any information that comes to you during the game. Trust your intuition and don’t judge or dismiss any impressions or insights that come to you.
- Reflect on your experiences after playing the game. Take time to journal about any insights or breakthroughs, and consider how you can apply what you learned to other areas of your life.
Experiment with different psychic games to continue to deepen your psychic abilities. Try new games and techniques to challenge yourself and keep your practice fresh and engaging.
Be mindful of your progress; let it take the time you need. Remember to have fun. There is no rush in this. With time you will improve, regardless of the level you are at.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help you deepen your psychic ability by increasing your awareness and focus in the present moment, which is super helpful when you are on a ghost hunt or investigation.
Here are some tips how to deepen your psychic ability with the help of mindfulness:
- Start by finding a quiet and comfortable place to sit and relax. You can sit in a chair or on the floor, whichever is more comfortable for you.
- Begin by taking a few deep breaths and allowing your body to relax. Close your eyes and focus on your breath, letting go of distracting thoughts or worries.
- Once you feel centered and calm, begin to focus your attention on your intuition and psychic senses. Notice any sensations or impressions, such as images, feelings, or hunches.
- If your mind starts to wander or you become distracted, gently bring your focus back to your breath and then to your intuition and psychic senses. Let the thoughts come and go, and make no difference between them. There are no bad or good thoughts, just thoughts.
- Practice this mindfulness exercise regularly, ideally daily, for at least 10-15 minutes. The more you practice, the more you’ll be able to tune into your intuition and psychic abilities.
- As you become more comfortable with this practice, you can start incorporating it into your daily life. For example, you can practice being more mindful and present during everyday activities such as walking, eating, or talking to others.
Mindfulness can deepen your psychic ability by becoming more attuned to your intuition and psychic senses. By allowing all thoughts to come through, you allow your subconscious mind to enter your awareness.
Mindfulness techniques when on a ghost hunt or paranormal investigation will increase your chances of staying focused and grounded. This is essential when things get heated, or nothing seems to happen. You will never miss a thing!
Reading, listening to podcasts, and taking classes can be excellent ways to deepen your psychic ability and expand your knowledge of psychic phenomena.
I love listening to audiobooks. I do this when walking my dog, cleaning the house, or resting on the sofa after a hard day’s work.
I use Audible as they have lots of books in the paranormal and psychic genre, but there are many providers you can choose from (affiliate link).
Here are some steps you can follow to deepen your psychic ability:
- Start by identifying the areas of psychic ability that interest you the most. This might include clairvoyance, telepathy, mediumship, energy healing, or divination.
- Look for books, articles, and online resources that cover these topics in depth. Many excellent books and websites can help you deepen your understanding of psychic phenomena and provide practical exercises for developing your psychic ability. Here is one of my favorite books, Empath and Psychic Abilities: 3 BOOKS in 1I The Complete Guide for Highly Sensitive People (affiliate link – Amazon)
- Take classes or workshops in areas of psychic development that interest you. Look for reputable instructors who have experience teaching psychic development and who can provide practical guidance and feedback on your progress.
- Connect with others who are interested in psychic development. Join a local or online community of like-minded individuals who can offer support, guidance, and encouragement.
#10: Practice, practice, practice
Like any skill, developing your psychic abilities takes practice. Set aside time daily to focus on your development and progress over time.
It can be hard to notice your progress, so jot down your wins in a journal. It is so much fun looking back and realizing how you have grown.
By incorporating these practices into your routine, you can develop your psychic skills and become a more effective paranormal investigator.
Remember to approach your work with an open mind and a healthy dose of skepticism. Always prioritize safety and ethics in your investigations; this is very important regarding psychic input.
Psychic abilities and ghost hunting
As a psychic, you possess a unique ability to benefit your ghost hunting and paranormal investigations greatly.
Psychic abilities involve perceiving information beyond the five senses and tapping into energies and frequencies that may not be visible to the naked eye. This can help you find the hot spots more easily and know what entity you are dealing with.
As a psychic, you bring a valuable perspective to the investigation, allowing you to tap into the unseen world and gather the information that may not be accessible through traditional means such as devices and recorders.
For example, you may be able to pick up on the presence of a ghost or entity in a location even before any physical evidence is discovered.
You may also be able to communicate with spirits and gain insight into their history and motivations. This can help you create a complete picture of the paranormal activity you are investigating.
Additionally, your psychic abilities may allow you to sense any negative or harmful energy in a location. This can help you take precautions to protect yourself and your team during the investigation.
However, it’s important to approach your investigations with a scientific mindset and use your psychic abilities as a tool in conjunction with other investigative methods.
This can help you validate any information you gather and ensure your findings are accurate and reliable.
It is important to know that psychic evidence is not regarded as “scientific” and only supports the paranormal team.
With this said, I don’t say it is incorrect information – you can’t use it as scientific evidence of a haunting.
Being a psychic can greatly assist ghost hunting and paranormal investigations. By tapping into the unseen world and utilizing your unique abilities, you can gather valuable information and better understand the paranormal activity you are investigating.
If you want to learn more about protecting yourself from harmful energies and psychic attacks, I invite you to read the article below.
Further reading: 9 effective ways to protect yourself from psychic attacks