Even though I showed signs of being psychic as a child, the message I received was “it’s not okay to be how you are”. I would hear "You're so sensitive!" all the time growing up, and it was always said in a negative way.
Well-meaning parents will often tell their sensitive child to "toughen up" for fear they will not have the skills to survive in an often-harsh world. They can perceive their child as moody, easy to injure, introverted, shy, or even mysterious. Feeling misunderstood by parents and others, can lead to depression and emotional problems.
But what if your ‘sensitivity’ is just another word for untapped, unrecognized, and misunderstand psychic gifts and abilities?
This list of the signs of being psychic is in no way complete. Psychic ability is like singing; everyone can sing, but some people are born with more natural ability than others. With enough hard work and determination, anyone can develop their gifts. In my many years of practice, I have had a lot of people ask me, "How can I open up more to my intuition?" While I feel everyone's journey is unique, these are some tips to develop your intuition:
Our society has a bias in favor of people who are outgoing, aggressive, and ruthless. We reward people who stop at nothing to get what they want. We seek to emulate people who make their life decisions based on pure hard logic, without letting their emotions get in the way. Perhaps we see them as rising above their human nature, in which emotions and vulnerability are perceived as weakness. Our society values things of the mind and the body, but not those of the spirit.
If we are to believe that society’s standards of what is success are correct, then people who can ‘compete’ at a high level and attain money, power and status, should be among the happiest among us. But this is not always the case. The reason is that just because you are rich and powerful in the world, you are not rich and powerful spiritually. Often it is inverse proportion. It is because a balance has been lost and worldly things have been achieved at the expense of personal and spiritual growth. Certainly, this is not always the case, but very often is. On the other end, historically we associate highly spiritually developed people with living in poverty or modest means. This duality is a result of the splitting from body, mind, and spirit instead of integrating them.
If you can accept your signs of being psychic and respect who you are, stand in your own truth, you are doing something very powerful in the world. You are reminding people who they truly are without all the artificial trappings. This can be intimidating to others who may not be ready to embrace their spiritual selves.
Many sensitive people feel too different for the world. They feel they don’t fit. The truth is they cannot find it within themselves to conform. They may feel, in exhibiting signs of being psychic, that something is wrong with them for being different but are unable to jump on the socially accepted bandwagon. Someone who feels themselves to be a loner, outcast, weirdo or whatever you have labeled it, is really someone who stands out from the pack. Even if you feel you are behind the pack, on the sidelines, you are still a leader. Whether the pack chooses to follow you is another thing. But standing and holding your light makes you a leader.
Embrace these signs of being psychic. Accept and respect them. There is a great quote that addresses the sense of isolation brought on by being different. It is necessary to learn “How to be who you are, when surrounded by what you are not.” See it as a strength. Honor yourself as a brave soul who chose a more difficult life by following the talents of the soul. This may not get the popular vote but is so needed in this world. In your own awakening you are allowing others to as well.