What Makes Psychics So Special?

About Psychic Abilities

Going to a psychic can be exciting and magical. They can help you make some of the toughest decisions you’ll ever be faced with and answer your deepest questions. Sometimes it feels like you have lost your way in life and don’t know where to go next.

Psychics are great at pointing us in the best direction during times like those. But how exactly do they do this? What makes them different than, say, a therapist? The way psychics work is a mystery to most of us, and their powers leave me in awe every day.

Before they were known as psychics, they were known as ‘seers’ and ‘prophets.’ The bible is full of accounts of how people would consult them regularly. Psychics are not a new commodity by any means. I love knowing that psychic gifts can be passed down from generation to generation.

That is just so amazing to me. Just as a genius father has a high chance of passing on his mental gifts to his offspring, a psychic grandmother can also pass on her psychic abilities. In my opinion, it is a good idea to try and understand the world of a psychic a little better.

I’ll try to explain some of the incredible powers and gifts that psychics are blessed with.


psychic clairvoyance

Clairvoyance is a power that all psychics possess. It is one of the biggest abilities that makes a psychic a psychic. Clairvoyance is the power to see visions with the “mind’s eye” and see things beyond the surface to experience a deeper knowledge and understanding.

Psychics have the ability to perceive and sense things that regular people cannot. They also have the power of becoming aware of things beyond the scope of the normal perception that most people are limited to. A psychic can get visions in a dream or even by just touching a person.

Psychics have described clairvoyance as a “tingling” sensation in their ‘third eye.’ They’ve said that they can focus on that to get information that isn’t available to the average person. Psychics also experience clairvoyance as a vivid and recurring dream that they cannot shake off like you or I would be able to.

These dreams and visions can be good or bad. They can also serve as a warning of danger for someone that the psychic will speak to or come in contact with later. Clairvoyance works through energy and auras, which can be felt from being to being.

They don’t have to be face-to-face or even see the person they are doing a reading for. They’re able to just focus on the other person’s energy and decipher what their third eye is showing them about that person.



Channeling is when a psychic receives a message from a higher universal power. The process involves communicating with a consciousness that is not in human form. They do this by being susceptible to and permitting that consciousness to reveal and express itself through the psychic’s body.

Channelers can access higher knowledge which allows them to grow spiritually and gain greater clarity about life. Since everything in life is vibrational, channelers plug into the frequency of the grid program that we experience everything from.

This is similar to tuning a radio. Each energy plug-in, or radio station, gives them a specific frequency of information. This comes through to them in the form of colors, tones, auras, and chakras. The message is usually relayed to the person by either the psychic speaking or by automatic writing.

Sometimes the things the psychic says don’t make sense to them, but they still have to relay it. They can then help you make sense of it all. Channeling isn’t a new concept. Throughout history, humans have been making connections with a higher vibration.

It’s not enough for a psychic to just “receive” this information and use their body to channel it. They also need to be able to decipher the messages and visions they are receiving. The messages may come from Spirit, but they come through the human channeler who acts as a filter.

The channeler must be careful not to add their own agenda to the messages or get their ego involved. That is one of the reasons it is so important to only get readings from genuine, trustworthy psychics that take their time in discerning the messages.

They don’t just charge you a flat rate so they can speed through the session and tell you whatever they think you want to hear.

ESP or Extra Sensory Perception

extra sensory perception

ESP is a common term for psychics having an awareness of things or events that are about to happen. It’s usually referred to as “a sixth sense.” Psychics receive sensory information that doesn’t come from the normal five senses regular people have- touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing.

They have an additional sense that almost seems to come from an alternate reality. It provides them with information concerning the past, present, and future. It’s believed that everyone is born with one form or another of ESP, but it is a lot stronger and more developed in psychics.

Around the age of 4 or 5, our mind starts to focus solely on logic and reason. This causes us to lose our ability to think beyond those limits. Psychics, however, retain or reacquire this sixth sense by actively developing it.

This is especially true for psychics who were born into a family of psychics or are multi-generational. ESP has been a topic of interest in parapsychology for many years. Parapsychology sometimes refers to ESP as ‘PSI Experiences.’

When doctors and universities do experiments on ESP, they do so under very controlled conditions so that doubt is removed and the conclusions are valid. Joseph Rhine was one of the most famous parapsychologists.

His interest in the topic earned him the nickname ‘The Father of Modern Parapsychology”. He, his wife, and a colleague named Carl Zener worked together to create what are now known as ‘Zener Cards.’ These cards were used to test a person’s telepathic abilities.

Along with using Zener cards to test ESP, psychics have also had their brain activity recorded and studied during a telepathic session. Scientists agree that changes in brain activity do in fact take place when compared to a regular person.

Remote Viewing

Remote viewing

Remote viewing is another power in which a psychic can see things that others cannot. The objects or persons that the psychic sees are usually from a different time and in a different place. Psychics that have remote viewing abilities possess unique mental capabilities that others do not.

These allow them to describe and/or give details about something unreachable by the normal senses because of distance, time, or shielding. For example, a psychic with these abilities can be asked to describe a city on the other side of the world they have never heard of.

They are able to do so with incredible accuracy. They may be asked to describe an event that happened before their time that they weren’t involved in. Much to everyone’s amazement, they’re able to give factual details about that event as if they had lived through it.

This gift is also what gives psychics the ability to know remarkable details about people they’ve never met. They do this by simply talking to them or tuning into their energy during a written conversation. Being able to remote view allows them to know more about us than we even know about ourselves most of the time.

That’s what makes consulting psychics so helpful. It is believed that the same brain mechanism that allows a psychic to practice remote viewing is the same underlying ability that makes clairvoyance, ESP, and other parapsychological and psychic phenomena possible.

Clairsentience Or Empathy

empath and clairsentience

Clairsentience or Empathy is a psychic ability in which they pick up energies or emotions from people or places. Often a psychic can walk into a room and be overcome with a wave of energy from the past. The word clairsentience means “clear sensing.”

It gives a psychic the ability to FEEL the past, present, or future physical and emotional states of others without using the normal five senses, much like ESP. Empathy is basically the same as clairsentience. It is the ability to pick up on others’ emotions and feelings without being verbally told by that person what they are feeling.

Psychics with this ability are often referred to as ’empaths.’ They also feel all of these things inside of them, as if they were their own. Clairsentient psychics can retrieve information not only from people but also from outside areas, public buildings, and houses. Psychometry and aura sensing also use clairsentience.

The sacral and heart chakras are tied to clairsentient ability. Emotions and gut feelings are attributes of the sacral chakra, while unconditional love, compassion, and empathy are attributes of the heart chakra.

Psychics can enhance their clairsentient abilities by following rigorous meditation practice, particularly one called chakra alignment mediations. During these, they pay special attention to the sacral and heart chakras and the brow chakra. The brow chakra is also known as the third eye, and it is the portal to the sixth sense that psychics have.



Clairaudience is a psychic ability to hear voices or messages. These voices or messages can be heard through the ears and delivered directly into the psychic’s mind. Clairaudience comes from the French words ‘clair’, which means clear, and ‘audience,’ which means hearing.

Together they form ‘clear hearing,’ and that is exactly what psychics are able to do. Clairaudient psychics are able to obtain intuitive information from their Higher Self, their spirit guides, angels, and spirits. They hear voices, music, sounds, or words that everyday people do not hear.

They receive these sounds and voices internally. These voices and sounds are extremely important to them and their ability to help others. It is very common for a psychic to have the gift of both clairvoyance and clairaudience simultaneously. Clairaudience ability is ruled by the throat chakra, which is in charge of communication.

Only when a psychics throat chakra is balanced and open are they able to receive these messages. Has a psychic ever asked you, “what does the name so-and-so mean to you?” without you ever telling them about that person? If so, this is because they received that name internally and knew it had to be significant to you.

Intuitive or Intuition

intuition Psychic ability

Intuitive is the power of guidance from a higher power. This is how psychics seem to always know the right answer and which path people should choose. Everybody has some level of intuition. It’s also known as a ‘gut feeling’ or a ‘hunch.’

Intuitive psychics are different, however, because, unlike everyday people, they have focused on, developed, and honed those feelings they get beyond the normal scope. Some individuals are born with a base amount of intuition, while some are gifted with remarkable amounts.

Those that pay attention to those gifts and pursue them are usually the ones that become psychics. Some psychics were drawn to astrology, the Tarot, or other tools of divination from a young age.

Others realized their psychic potential after life-altering events, such as traumatic or near-death experiences. Sometimes people realize at an older age that they are “suddenly psychic.” This is usually the result of listening to their intuition and embracing their sixth sense instead of being afraid of it.


psychic telepathy

Telepathy is the act of a psychic communicating to or with someone solely through the mind. There are no words. All communication is done from one person to another by way of the mind. This also includes the power to read the energy and vibrations of another person’s mind.

Telepathy allows someone to be able to read what another is thinking. It’s the way feelings and thoughts are transmitted through extra-sensory channels. A lot of people believe that telepathy explains the seemingly supernatural mental connection between a set of twins or a mother with her child.

Scientists believe that all humans and animals have a collective consciousness and that telepathy plays a major role in this synchronicity. It is also believed that our brains emit radio-like frequencies, and psychics are able to tune into and, therefore, literally read our minds.

Trance Mediumship

psychic trance

A trance is when a spirit or higher being uses the psychic’s body to communicate with us. The psychic will enter a trance-like state and call upon the spirit they want to communicate with. The psychic will then allow the spirit to take over their body to connect with the person trying to communicate with it directly.

This is called trance mediumship and also goes by the name of channeling. Trance mediumship, along with most other forms of spirit communication, is still very misunderstood and feared. Essentially what happens is that a spirit links to a psychic medium and exerts different levels of control over the medium. 

The spirit takes control of the medium’s consciousness to a greater or lesser degree. It all depends on the spirit’s needs and what kind of message it is trying to get across via the medium’s body. It also depends on how able and open the medium is to being controlled by the spirit.

This can appear scary because the medium is no longer themselves. Their voice changes, their facial expressions change- their whole demeanor changes. Psychics who are in a trance have physical changes taking place in their bodies.

These include a slowed-down heart rate, a lack of rapid eye movement, a higher threshold for pain, and many more. Scientists have actually studied psychics while they were in a trance to get more information about this psychic phenomenon.


Psychics are blessed with many powers, and understanding all of them will help you get better results during a reading. Not every psychic has all the powers listed above. Some have several of them, some only have a couple but they’ve developed them so strongly and it’s their specialty.

There are others who can help you on a certain topic better than others. Read psychic profiles to choose which one sounds better for you. You may even have some of these gifts yourself that you just need to hone in on and develop!

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