Psychics are not all the same. They each have different skills, different gifts, and different experiences. Working professionally as a psychic requires a specific set of skills, including such mundane abilities as customer service, good communication, self-discipline, and time management. Not everybody has the ability to work as a psychic, but everybody has a seed of spiritual wisdom within them. That seed can be developed into a concrete and reliable psychic gift with a little bit of practice.
The first step in developing a spiritual gift is learning to breathe. Deep, slow, rhythmic breathing helps to open the psychic faculties by providing more oxygen to the brain and the blood. Focusing on breath develops the ability to focus on details, which is essential for being able to use a psychic gift reliably. In a few moments, attention to breathing helps to calm the mind, quiet the spirit, and rejuvenate the body. For best results, aspiring psychics should practice conscious breathing at least five times a day for five minutes each.
#2: Relax and release the physical body.
Once breathing is in hand, relaxing the physical body is essential. The physical body is often quite distracting for a psychic, especially in the early days when a psychic is having difficulty with attaining focus. The body cries for attention, demanding that an itch is scratched, a sore muscle attended to, or thirst is slaked. A simple way of relaxing the body is to practice focused relaxation. The psychic will tense a specific muscle segment, then release the tension within it. This may begin with the feet and progress to the face, or it may be done in reverse. For best results, aspiring psychics should add this physical relaxation into the breathing exercises once they are an established routine.
#3: Become aware of what is around you.
The truth is that almost everybody has had at least one instance of spontaneous psychic expression. The difference between those who pursue and develop their psychic gifts and the ordinary person is that the aspiring psychic is aware of the import of these expressions. A psychic does not dismiss unexplained happenings as random circumstance, but seeks to find the underlying patterns and answers within the world around them. Awareness may be developed simply by taking a close look at the environment a person is in, then attempting to mentally recreate that vision through memory. This exercise helps a psychic to be aware of details and to enhance memory of those details. For best results, aspiring psychics should practice this exercise at least two or three times daily.
#4: Seek patterns.
The world is one of infinite order. Even when an event seems to be random, it is always the result of a cycle or pattern that lies just beneath the surface. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Spring follows winter. Children grow to become adults. A psychic looks for patterns in seemingly random events and then uses knowledge of those patterns to predict the next logical step. Finding a single example of a natural pattern helps to identify patterns in the future. For best results, aspiring psychics should make a point of identifying one pattern each day. If this seems difficult, a walk outdoors in a natural setting may prove helpful.
Once a psychic is comfortable with uncovering patterns, the next step in the process is to confirm those patterns. This is usually done through experimentation and observation. In this step, spiritual gifts become concrete and reliable. Journaling is highly recommended. A journal entry may include the lunar phase, the sun sign, the date, the time, and any other relevant or pertinent data. Recording events along with important details can help to identify patterns. Once a pattern is identified, experiments can be conducted by changing a single variable in order to determine whether the pattern requires a specific variable in order to be true. For best results, aspiring psychics should record any psychic intuitions, dreams, strong feelings, or important life events.
#6: Identify your strengths.
Not all psychics can read the future. Some psychics are empaths and can read emotional states. Others may be spiritual communicators, while still others are clairvoyant or clairaudient. No spiritual gift is more valuable or more useful than another, and allowing envy to develop indicates a lack of appreciation for the gift that a person was given. Being happy with your gift helps your gift to develop further. For best results, aspiring psychics should identify areas that they have a natural strength in. These strengths often appear throughout life and have mundane applications as well.
#7: Learn to use your strengths.
Spiritual gifts develop through practice, and that practice comes from finding practical ways in which to use and develop a gift. A clairvoyant may find use in remote viewing or finding lost objects. Empaths and telepaths can use their gifts in any situation involving interpersonal relationships. Spiritual communicators may find that their abilities allow them a unique access to angels, fairies, and other spiritual beings. For best results, aspiring psychics can write a list of ways to use their gifts in their journal; this can provide an excellent source of motivation when difficulty is encountered.
In the end, psychic ability is a combination of gift, practice, and experience. Each person has been given a gift suitable for attainment of their purpose in life, but the ultimate usefulness of that skill depends on a person's desire and drive to develop it.