A Beginner’s Guide To Developing Psychic Abilities

long haired man with psychic ability

According to experts, we all likely posses psychic abilities in some form, whether it be intuition (gut-instinct), clairvoyance (clear-seeing), or clairaudience (clear-hearing). The key to harnessing your own psychic ability is to practice on developing these unique gifts.

There are many exercises and techniques that you can use to enhance your psychic powers. As you try these exercises, you’ll notice yourself becoming more in tune with the spirit world. You’ll be more receptive to messages and get better at interpreting their meanings.

In this guide, you’ll discover how to develop psychic abilities and strengthen the intuition that you already have.  For the best results, set aside time everyday to practice at least one psychic exercise.

10 Psychic Development Exercises To Tap Into Your Own Ability

If can be a real challenge to learn how to develop clairvoyance when you aren’t sure what to do. Fortunately, there are a lot of different techniques you can do to develop your intuition and make your special gifts known!

It’s best to commit to making time to practice a single technique each and every day. They don’t have to be done in any particular order, so just try those that sound helpful to you and after you try something, if it doesn’t work, move on to try something else!

Begin with what seems easiest for you or that sounds like the most fun. Then, start trying things that sound a little bit more difficult to challenge yourself. After a few months have gone by, you might be surprised at the progress you’ve made.

1) Practice With Psychometry

Psychometry is one of the simplest ways to develop psychic abilities. It involves reading the energy of various objects, and it only takes a few simple steps:

  1. Pick up an object that’s small enough to hold comfortably. Try to pick a metal object when you’re just starting, like a pin, jewelry, or household decoration. It helps if the item has a strong connection to another person.
  2. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and calm your mind so you can give the object your full attention. Mentally connect with it as deeply as possible and open yourself to messages from the object.
  3. As you continue to meditate on the object, pay attention to the messages you receive. What is it telling you? Can you see or hear any messages about the object’s history or past owners? Practice stating these messages as you receive them.

You might receive vague or weak messages as a beginner, but keep practicing. You’ll be more receptive to what the object tells you the more you try it. Don’t filter the messages, and try to keep your mind as open as you can the entire time.

Try visiting an antique store or secondhand shop for variety. Every object there has a unique story, and you can choose from plenty to help you develop your psychic abilities.

2) Regular Meditation

psychic meditation

Meditation is an easy way to practice developing your psychic abilities.  Meditation allows you to connect with your source energy and elevate your vibration within the universe. Set aside 10-20 minutes every day for regular meditation. Many people prefer to do this early in the morning.

You can alternate between guided meditations and a free-flowing meditation for variety. When you choose guided options, use meditations with a positive intention. Try different instructors and soundscapes until you find something that resonates with you. Remember, regular practice is vital, so make sure you want to continue with the instructor or message you choose.

Here’s a simple meditation you can try anywhere:

  1. Find a quiet, comfortable space in your house. It doesn’t need to be silent, but try to remove as many distractions as possible.
  2. Sit upright and relax your body.
  3. Close your eyes or find an object like a burning candle to concentrate on for the next several minutes.
  4. Bring your attention to your breath. Focus on how your body feels and moves as the air passes in and out of your lungs.
  5. If you feel your attention starting to drift, bring your focus back to your breath.

3) Trusting Your Intuition

Trusting your intuition is a great way to tune into your psychic powers.  All too often, we ignore our instincts and gut feelings in favor of over-analyzing a situation. However, your intuition is correct more often than you probably realize, and learning to pay attention to it will strengthen your psychic abilities.

To practice, start acknowledging your gut reactions when it comes to people, places, and situations. Write them down in a small notebook or the notes on your phone. Then, pay attention to what you learn about the situation as it evolves. You’ll probably be surprised about the accuracy of your intuition.

4) Visualization Techniques

Practicing visualization techniques is another way to improve your psychic skills.  Visualizing objects and places helps you get closer to your spirit guides while you develop your clairvoyance. You should try different visualization methods to increase your psychic ability.

To start, select a group of objects and study them for a few moments. You can choose any objects you like, but many psychics use a small flower bouquet. After you look them over, close your eyes and picture one object on its own with as much detail as you can conjure. Then, move on to the next object until you’ve gone through the entire group.

Once you’re comfortable with that exercise, move on to visualizing objects and places without studying them first. Close your eyes and allow your spirit guide to bring you images. When you feel drawn to a particular image, try to visualize it with as much detail as possible.

5) Clear Energy Blockages

aura cleansing

If you really want to learn how to develop psychic abilities, you must clear any energy blockages you may have.  Visit a healer to identify and clear energy blockages that might affect your psychic powers. Blockages prevent communication with the spirit world and leave you feeling disconnected and lost. By cleaning your aura and removing these blockages, you’ll find yourself feeling at peace with a clear mind.

Many different factors can cause energy blockages, and they can happen at any time. To minimize them, avoid spending time with negative people and focus on your positive intentions.

6) Practice Seeing Auras

If you want to really develop psychic abilities, try practicing by seeing someone else’s aura.  Auras are the energetic fields that surround us. Everyone has an aura, and anyone can learn how to read auras with practice.

Have a friend stand against a plain wall. Remove any pictures or wall hangings that obstruct your view. Take a few deep breaths and focus on the person in front of you. You might find it helpful to focus directly on their forehead or third eye.

Look until you see color around their body. This color represents that person’s aura.

7) Practice Finding a Missing Object

Another great exercise for improving your psychic abilities is to practice finding a missing object.  Finding missing objects is all about homing in on their energy. Developing your receptivity to this energy will strengthen your overall intuition.

Here’s a simple exercise you can try with a friend:

  1. Hold an object to familiarize yourself with its energy.
  2. Have a friend hide it somewhere in your house.
  3. Try to locate the object by connecting with its energy.

Finding missing objects gets easier as you do it more and more. As you improve at locating objects, try to find them without holding them first.

8) Open Up Your Third Eye

opening the third eye

Opening up your 3rd eye is another way to further develop your psychic abilities.  Your 3rd eye is the energy field located in the center of your forehead. Before you learn how to open your third eye, you need to visualize it opening and closing. It may also help to use crystals or visualize your third eye as a bright light.

Note any thoughts or feelings that come to you. You may find that images come to mind, as well. Practice daily, and you’ll find these images coming to you more quickly and clearly.

9) Using Zener Cards with a Friend

Zener cards use symbols printed on cards to experiment with psychic abilities. In this exercise, your partner draws a card without revealing it to you. Have them quietly study the card for some time, internalizing and connecting with the image. Then, instruct your friend to tell you with their mind which card they drew.

Focus on receiving the message from your friend. Close your eyes, try to relax, and open your mind to the psychic message your partner sends. Finally, guess what card they drew. Try practicing with different partners to develop your abilities further.

10) Keep a Dream Journal

woman with dream journal

Improve your intuitive gifts by keeping track of your dreams in a journal. Your dreams contain messages and energy, but unless you make an effort to remember them, those messages slip away within a few minutes of waking up.  Check out our psychic meaning of dreams guide for more information.

Keep a journal and a pen by your bed. As soon as you wake up, write down everything you can recall about your dreams, no matter how vague or insignificant the details seem.  Make a note of how you felt about the dreams. Did you wake up anxious? Excited? Relieved?

The more you journal, the easier it will become to remember your dreams going forward and interpret messages while you’re awake.

Final Thoughts

Enhancing your psychic abilities is all about regular practice, and you can do these exercises in any order. Start with the activities you feel the most comfortable doing. Move on to the more challenging exercises as you develop your abilities. Soon, you’ll find yourself more confident with unlocking your psychic powers.

alissa monroe

Alissa Monroe is a self-proclaimed “psychic junkie” with over 10 years of experience in the world of psychics, tarot, and spirituality. Her goal is to help people find happiness through spiritual enlightenment and self-discovery.