Learning how to become psychic is more than just the basics of practicing, meditating, working with a mentor, and reading great books.
You also need to have the right mindset. Here are four steps that will help you prepare emotionally and mentally to give readings and work with clients.
1. Let Go of Fear
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
One of the main things that stops people from using their gifts is fear. This makes me sad because there are so many gifted individuals in this world who stay hidden in the psychic closet because they are afraid. Honestly though, one of the very best ways to overcome this fear is to face it head on:
- Even if you’re scared, practice giving readings.
- Even if you feel as though you didn’t give a great reading, get back on the horse and give another reading.
The more you practice, the more you’ll learn how to work with your abilities. When you do this, an amazing thing happens: People give you feedback.
As people start validating the things you are saying, your confidence grows and fear begins to subside.
Practice is key in learning how to become psychic.
Tip: One of the most helpful things you can do to combat the fear of giving readings is spending time in meditation prior to the reading. This will help you get centered and focused.
When you first start giving practice readings, there will be awkward moments and you will be nervous sometimes. Don’t let this stop you. The more practice you get under your belt, the easier it gets.
2. Learn to Trust
A big part of learning how to become psychic is trusting the process.
At some point, when you have:
- had lots of practice
- received positive feedback from the people you’ve practiced on
- learned how to work with your abilities
it’s time to trust the intuitive feelings and messages you are getting.
Let’s pretend you are giving a mediumship reading and your client’s Aunt Judy in spirit keeps showing you her blue shoes. Your client, however, insists that Aunt Judy never had blue shoes. It’s OK, don’t panic and don’t try to make the information fit.
Check back in with Aunt Judy and ask for more clarity. If you are certain about the blue shoes, but your client still can’t understand, politely encourage her to write the information down because it might make sense at a later time.
3. Get Your Ego Out of It
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
– Charles Dickens
If get your ego out of it sounds too harsh, please don’t take it that way. We’re simply talking about you putting yourself (what we refer to as the ego) aside. In other words:
Your job as the reader is to pass along the information you receive.
And that’s where your job ends. Your job is not to :
- decide what the client does with the information
- make the information fit
- tell the client what they want to hear
- make decisions for the client
Remember, it’s always about the best and highest good for the client and their free will always reigns.
4. Develop a Thick Skin
If you are going to learn how to become psychic, you must be mentally prepared to deal with things like criticism and people not taking you seriously. Many people will like you and appreciate the services you offer; others won’t.
Here are some things you might encounter:
- The information you provide does not resonate with your client. This comes with the territory and happens to all of us sometimes.
- Some people think that ALL psychics and mediums are fake. It’s not worth your time or energy to try to convince a nonbeliever. Let them be.
- Other folks may not like you because spirit communication and intuitive work is against their religious beliefs. Don’t take it personally. We’re all entitled to believe what we want.
- At some point in your journey of learning how to become psychic, you may be asked to “prove” yourself. This is when someone tells you that they will hire you if you give them a free reading first (because they want to make sure you are legitimate). If you want to be taken seriously, I would always advise against giving free “test” readings. I personally feel it demeans the process and makes it seem like a parlor trick.
And remember: “A thick skin is a gift from God.” – Konrad Adenauer
Final Thoughts on How to Become Psychic
Being a psychic or medium can be challenging work sometimes. But it is so incredibly rewarding that if you can stick with it even when you’re feeling insecure or overwhelmed, you’ll be glad you did.
In my opinion, the two most challenging times of learning how to become psychic are the early days (when everything is overwhelming) and when you decide to “go pro” (when insecurity can really creep in!).
But with all my heart I know that if you surrender and embrace it, and continue to practice and build up a support system, you can conquer any insecurities. If you need more support, I invite you download my eBook and Mp3 7 Real World Steps to Embracing Your Intuitive Gifts. It’s helped over 6,000 people!