How to become a psychic: Secrets from a medium

You have suspected something is a little different about you since childhood. You can know things without the slightest idea how they might be. It is time to develop your superpower and use it for the greater good. What is the idea of receiving all this information without sharing it for the greater good?

Determine what type of psychic traits you possess. Find the best ESP exercises to target your specific talent. Zener cards are a standard tool for enhancing psychic ability. Other methods are meditation, self-hypnosis, and dream journaling. You are ready to become a professional when you can channel your power on demand. 

There is no one-fits-all method to become a successful psychic. There are as many methods as there are psychics, but there are standard exercises and techniques that most can use to level up their psychic abilities. Let me share my best tips as a professional psychic medium.

As with all paranormal things, there is no proof of the existence of psychic abilities. It is debated if what is thought to be supernatural abilities might be an undiscovered psychological phenomenon.

If you want to learn how to channel spirits during paranormal investigations, you find a step-by-step guide in the article below.

Further reading: A Guide to Psychic Channeling in Paranormal Investigations

All have psychic traits – learn to tap into yours.

It is essential to understand what psychic abilities are and what traits you might have. There are lots of misconceptions regarding psychic abilities that lead to confusion. This confusion, in turn, leads to hardships and determines your unique skillset.

The first and most major misconception is that only a few of us have psychic abilities, or as it is also called, extra-sensory perception (ESP). We all have psychic traits; some have more developed skills than others. With training and determination, even those who have suppressed their skills can surface them.

Even though we all have psychic traits, we do have different types of skill sets and how prominent they are. I often see this as our spiritual “personality.” Some types of psychic abilities are easier to handle than others. This might also be why many suppress them; they are challenging to handle. Society itself teaches us to rely on our rational minds. This might also be the case for why many are disconnected from their intuition.

Many don’t know or accept their psychic abilities. ESP is, in many ways, very subtle and can easily be missed and brushed off as “coincidences.” Not all look in a crystal ball or use complicated rituals – some might “know” things others miss. Depending on your personality and view of life, it can be harder to reconnect to your intuition.

But one thing is for sure; we all have them. It is a part of being human. We are not computers, and we are not functioning as computers. There are other values and talents at play. Most things in life come with a duality of some sort. That is why my steadfast belief is that there is more than rationality and science that forms us.

Different kinds of psychic traits

Many believe you need to be able to see or hear spirits to be a psychic. This is not the case. Psychic mediums have this talent – psychics have different kinds of skills.

A psychic might be able to hear, see, predict future events, know things, move objects from afar, read minds, or receive messages in their dreams. Some have one talent, and others have several.

In the list below, you will find different kinds of psychic traits. I have collected the information from Wikipedia and my paranormal and ESP book collection. As with all supernatural things, there is no proof of the existence of any psychic phenomena. We only have to rely on experiences and records.

Type of psychic abilitiesPsychic traits
Astral- or mind projectionWhen the body and spirit separate (out-of-body experiences)
Automatic writingReceiving messages by typing, writing, or drawing
ClairaudienceThe ability to hear messages
ClairsentienceThe ability to “sense” things from the past, present, and future events
ClairvoyanceThe ability to see, locate, and find things with the help of the mind
ClaircognizanceThe ability to “know” past, present, and future information with the help of the mind.
Dermo-optical perceptionThe ability to sense things with the help of the sensations through the skin
DivinationReceiving messages with the help of spiritual tools (such as tarot, pendulums, and spirit boards).
Dream telepathyThe ability to send messages through dreams
Energy workersReceiving messages through spiritual energy fields
ErgokenesisThe ability to manipulate and move electricity or energy fields
LevitationThe ability to override gravitation and float in the air
Lucid dreamsThe ability to gain psychic insights through dreams
MaterializationThe ability to create physical objects without material
MediumshipThe ability to communicate with spirits
PrecognitionThe ability to gain information about future events
PsychokinesisThe ability to move things from afar
PyrokinesisThe ability to control fire with the power of the mind
PsychometryThe ability to gain information about a person or object with the help of touch
Remote viewingThe ability to see things happening in another location (or person) with the help of the mind
TelepathyThe ability to communicate with the help of the mind
ThoughtographyThe ability to burn images into objects with the power of the mind
RetrocognitionThe ability to see former events with the help of the mind
XenoglossyThe ability to learn a foreign language without any training

As there are no scientific rules or evidence of psychic abilities – there are different opinions on what constitutes ESP. As the field knowledge expands, we will be better suited to categorizing. Until then, I think it is best to keep an open mind to the phenomena.

Divination is not a psychic ability but a ritual or tool you use to support your psychic ability. It is not always that simple, though; the area can be gray. There is seldom anything black and white when it comes to psychic abilities. Psychic mediums or claircognizants use divination many times.

If you want to learn the difference between a medium and a psychic, find an in-depth article below.

Further reading: Psychic vs. Medium: Understanding the Difference

Learn your unique psychic skillset

To develop psychic skills, you need to discover your traits. It might be more challenging than it sounds at times. We have been taught to suppress our intuition; resurfacing it can be difficult. Don’t feel discouraged if it takes some time.

A great start is to journal. When you get a “hunch” or “gut feeling” that you can’t shake – write it down.

Return to your notes and check whether the message came “true”. Remember that time is tricky when it comes to psychic abilities; the Ether doesn’t follow the earthly concept of time. In the article below, you can read more about this tricky thing.

Can psychics predict the future? [A psychic weighs in]

With time you will learn what are psychic messages and not. You will also be able to hone in on moods, times of day, or situations where you get your messages.

Everyone is unique, so there are no shortcuts. You have to understand your psychic ability, when it happens, how it manifests, and if there are things you can do to increase your chances of receiving messages.

Keep in mind that many of us have several psychic traits. Some skills are more prominent than others, so keep an open mind to your discoveries.

Tap into the abilities that you feel most confident with. The diversity of different skill sets often makes it hard to determine what “kind of psychic” you are. These things are hard to categorize – it is often very fussy borders separating them. Nothing is black or white – it is different shades of gray.

Ways of developing your psychic talent

When you have figured out your psychic ability, it is time to develop it. There is no one-fits-all solution. You have to try different things until you find what clicks. There are, however, techiques that most benefit from.

Method #1: Meditation

To gain access to your psychic skills, meditation is vital. Meditation helps us to recognize the messages from within. It also strengthens your essential self-awareness. Without self-awareness, you cannot recognize when you get a psychic message.

When we tune out our surroundings and concentrate on our inner world, we also get insights into our psychic world.

As we are often more focused on what is happening outside of us, it is easy to miss out on the subtle messages our psychic mind sends us. Meditation is a method known to enhance psychic abilities and has been used through the ages.

If you want to tap into your psychic world with the help of meditation, start with guided meditations as you learn the basics and get to know the method. There are lots of apps that you can use, as well as YouTube channels. Below is a YouTube video that teaches the basics of meditation for psychic abilities.

The video is focused on tapping into the Akashic Records Library, another word for the eternal wisdom of the Ether. This technique is commonly used for gaining access to psychic messages.

Method #2: Keep a dream journal

Many psychic messages come through our dreams when turned inwards instead of outwards. When we sleep, we are unaware of our surroundings and have a greater chance of hearing the messages. It is no wonder that many psychics receive information when sleeping.

As we tend to forget our dreams shortly after we wake up in the morning, it is essential to jot them down as soon as possible. Keep a journal and a pen ready to go by your bed. Be as detailed as possible. The most critical information is often hidden in the details.

In the video below, you will find information on how messages through dreams are recognized. The ability to receive messages through dreams is called lucid dreaming.

Method #3: ESP cards (Zener cards)

ESP cards (Extra-Sensory Perception cards) are cards with symbols on them. The deck consists of 25 cards with five types of signs on them – stars, wavy lines, crosses, circles, and squares. The cards are fun and easy to develop your psychic abilities.

You can use them alone, but it is easier to do with a partner. One is a transmitter, and the other is the receiver. The transmitter picks a card, and you try to feel what card they are “sending.” The cards must be in the same order. Write down the “answers” and make sure the transmitter keeps the order of the cards.

Speed is essential, don’t flash the cards too slowly as you want to tap into your intuition, not “rationality.”

In the video below, you will find a detailed description of how to use the ESP cards.

You can create ESP cards by printing or drawing the symbols on paper. Stick them on card stock, and you are ready to go. Make sure the paper is thick enough not to be see-through. You can use test your ability online as well. When you do it this way, you can do it without a partner. You find a great online ESP test hereOpens in a new tab..

Please remember that a computer cannot transmit like a human can. I always recommend using a partner to “test” your actual ability.

In the table below, you can measure your results. Most people fall into the range of 3 to 7 correct cards. Results that show 15 hits are a strong indication of some ESP phenomenon. If you get 25 cards right, some ESP (or other phenomena) are probably going on.

Correct answers (25-card deck)OccurrenceESP probability
3-779 %No ESP
8-1410,9%No clear indication of ESP, but it might need further testing to evaluate if the result is by “chance” or “ESP.”
15-201 in 90.000High chance for ESP
20-241 in 5 billionA very high case for ESP
251 in 300 quadrillionProbably ESP
Cred: WikipediaOpens in a new tab.

If you want to print your cards, you can download a set of cards hereOpens in a new tab.. If you are not crafty and want to purchase your ESP cards, there’s a link below to Amazon. (affiliate link – Amazon).

I have another secret tip, and that is to use traditional memory games with “flip cards.” Divide the flip cards into two piles. Use them the same way as the ESP cards.

The thing is that memory cards have more “pictures” on them. Some psychics respond better to those than the sparse symbols. The results are not as easily measurable, though, as in the case of ESP cards. The parameters are wider as the receiver might say something like it feels purple… or like an animal. You get it.

But we are here to learn to develop our psychic skills, not be evaluated by a parapsychologist, right? If it works, it is great. No questions asked.

Method #4: Divination tools

Using divination tools such as tarot cards, pendulums, Ouija, or energy work is a great way to tap into your psychic ability. When you learn to use the tools, you will automatically know how to listen to your gut feeling. This is key to opening your mind and heart to psychic messages.

It is not essential what tool you choose. Either of them will work – but I recommend staying away from Ouija boards if you don’t know how to use one safely. You can read more about how to use a Ouija board in a safe way here, but until you master the technique, focus on other tools.

Some psychics need support from divination tools. You have to figure out how you use your skill most effectively. In my case, I use tarot cards as they often unlock psychic messages through pictures on the cards. The story of the card spread makes me open my heart to messages instead of my rationality. I am very rational, so I often need divination tools to let go of my sound anchor.

If you want to learn more about tarot cards, head to Sage’s Lantern Tarot site.

Method #5: Self-hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is a powerful technique to access psychic information. Hypnosis is when your conscious mind is shut off, and your subconscious mind is activated. It is not as hard as it might sound. We put ourselves in self-hypnosis twice a day without knowing it every day! In a self-hypnosis, you can access your subconscious mind and tap into the Ether.

In the video below, you can learn more about what self-hypnosis is. She describes it as daydreaming or the state in which we fall asleep or wake up. You can induce self-hypnosis – count back from 100, open your eyes to even numbers, and close them on odd. You will fall into self-hypnosis.

In the list below, you find different ways you can access a state of hypnosis by yourself.

  • Count back from 100 – close your eyes on even numbers and close them on odd
  • Meditate into a very deep state of relaxation
  • Breathing exercises – focus on your in and out breaths
  • Let someone talk to you in a monotone and confusing way
  • Picturing light entering through your crown chakra and flowing through your body

How to become a professional psychic

To become a professional psychic, you must regularly work on your ability. When you work as a professional psychic, you can’t wait for your ability to “come” to you; you need to master tapping into it when needed. It might not seem huge, but it is a game changer.

Imagine meeting with a client, and you have to rely on “luck” to access your psychic superpower. As great reviews and mouth-to-mouth marketing rule everything – you can’t skip the step of learning how to channel your ability.

Some have a psychic ability that is constantly present, while others don’t. If you see auras, you might see them all the time. If you are claircognizant, you need to learn the cues that lead up to a message, as it is very subtle.

Maybe you want to help your local community, support people in need, or assist paranormal investigators in their research. No matter your drive to boost your psychic abilities, do it from a place of love and sincerity. Please don’t do it solely for money or to gain attention and fame.

There are lots of different ways you can work as a psychic. You are ready to work as a professional psychic when you learn your superpower and know how to channel it when needed. Remember, the ability is within you – no expensive class or tuition will give you your power delivered on a silver plate. It is hard work, and many hours are spent practicing before you master your craft.

Don’t be scammed by expensive classes that promise quick results. There are no shortcuts to learning this. Of course, a mentor can help but not necessary. It would be best to learn to protect yourself from psychic attacksOpens in a new tab. as you open your sixth sense to the Ether. You can learn more about this here.

You can be as good of a psychic without “certificates” and “schooling.” One great benefit from taking classes is that you also learn other skills – client management and care, for example.

If you want to learn more about what you might earn as a professional psychic, you can read more about it in the article below.

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Claudette Beaulieu

A certified paranormal investigator, accredited demonologist, and psychic stuck in the Victorian era.

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