I have always felt a powerful connection to to my intuition. I consider my ability to have a pretty reliable "hunch" about situations or people simply another one of my senses at this point. Call me crazy or overly imaginative, but I have also had many experiences where I have particular visions or images or ideas come to my mind, especially when I meditate or fall asleep, which don't always seem like they are coming from my own head. Have I, on more than one occasion, asked myself the question, "Am I psychic?" You better believe it.
And while I do think everyone has intuitive or clairvoyant abilities to some extent, learning how to harness your psychic abilities is a whole other story. Plus, though I connect to these things, I don't often feel like I have as much command over them as I might like.
Now, just to give a little context, to have psychic abilities means you possess certain faculties that seem inexplicable by natural laws, particularly in relation to telepathy or clairvoyance. It means being able to see, know, or hear things about others or situations (sometimes even past or future events) without any "logically" explicable reason.
Think about it this way: It's not always quite as cut-and-dry as seeing a clear and correct vision of your roommate getting a new job, or knowing the name of someone's dead pet. Sometimes your intuition kicks in when you have a bad feeling about someone, or maybe knowing your mom is going to call just before she does, or sensing something unfortunate is going on with a friend even though they haven't told you.
It can even involve really simple things that you might also explain by chance or coincidence, but it still relies on a certain sense of "knowing" that isn't based on readily available information.
If you're skeptical about all of this, remember that even science is not without intuition. In fact, Einstein called the intuitive mind "a sacred gift" and the rational mind "a faithful servant." He added that we live in a culture that honors the servant and forgets the gift.
Elite Daily had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Athena Perrakis about ways you can develop and refine your psychic and intuitive abilities. Perrakis has over 30 years of experience in the metaphysical space, which also led to the launch of her company, Sage Goddess.
Trust me when I say this woman knows what's she's talking about. Here are a few of her tips for harnessing your own psychic abilities, even if you're not even sure you have them in the first place.