How Do Psychics Receive Information?

Get a free psychic reading at PsychicAccess.comAlthough I can’t speak for every psychic, the consensus is from many professional psychics that we all have this ability call known as “being psychic”, “intuition”, “gut instinct” or just a “knowing”.

The ultimate difference in a psychic’s ability lay in how or if this ability is developed through practice, development classes, meditation or prayer. For me it is all the above, on a regular basis – usually daily.  The old saying practice makes perfect definitely does apply.

An important first step to building psychic ability is by paying attention on how you as an individual best receive information.  We each have a dominant mode or combination of ways to receive psychic impressions, and understanding what works for you is the key to opening up your intuitive insight.

Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition ~ Madeleine L’Engle

If you are a “beginner”, think of the ways that you normally receive information through the five senses. If usually you find yourself thinking in images, your psychic skills will probably work along the same lines, which is known as clairvoyance. The same principle applies for those with a keen sense of hearing (clairaudience), and likewise for physical touch (clairtangency). Smell (clairescence) and taste (clairgustance) can also make an appearance on the psychic scene.

Sometimes images through clairvoyance are literal images. On the other hand, many images are symbolic and need to be interpreted by the person who receives them. Whether they are literal or symbolic images, they usually do not appear outside the intuitive’s own mind or inner eye. The perception is within.

The inner eye is also known as the Third Eye, which in Eastern wisdom traditions is known as the Third Chakra. The third eye is the seat of clairvoyance. The third eye is located in the center of the forehead between the eyebrows, it is the screen that receives visualizations, whether in the form of visions or imagery. Although a person may not feel that a picture literally appears in his or her Third Eye, the concept provides a slightly more concrete way of thinking about this ability.

When the process of ‘clear seeing’ occurs inside one’s mind, it’s called subjective clairvoyance, but clairvoyance may reach beyond sheer visualization as well. In some instances, psychic mediums see physical manifestations, which they call objective clairvoyance. Another way I receive information is through clairaudience (clear hearing). This can be in the form of hearing sound, music or voices. This may be sounds others also hear, or subjective in the mind’s eye. For example, if my client is talking about her mother-in-law, I may see in the Third Eye an ax. This tells me that maybe she was a “battle ax” or maybe the relationship was cut off. It would depend on the other things I see around the subject.

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Receiving psychic impressions is really about trusting your gut and how you feel. This is what “knowing” is. To me it’s a gut feeling, maybe the ‘knots’ in your stomach tighten up and you don’t feel well, or it’s just instinct. Another way I get information is through psychometry. I would hold your keys, ring, bracelet or photo and go into my gut and see with my Third Eye visualizations in my mind’s eye.

Another way I receive information is through smell. Sometimes, out of the blue, a smell of perfume, tobacco, or apple pie might enter my awareness. These are all clues for me. I know this sounds complicated, but with practice you learn what each symbol is and how it pertains to the reading.

Crystals and stones have energy and I hold them while reading to connect with the energy around me, the client or with the spirit world. I will say not all psychics work this way, and maybe they only use one technique to access information, but with my years of experience I am able to tap into several modes at a time during the reading.

Remember, practice makes perfect and we all have been born with psychic ability. Hopefully I have demonstrated how information is accessed, as you see it comes in many forms. No one way is right or wrong, it’s all about the interpretation.

About The Author: A 4th generation Irish psychic and Medium, living in Florida, Karen has traveled extensively throughout the US and the UK, teaching classes, holding seminars, and helping teen psychics understand their abilities. She's also assisted police to solve their most puzzling cases. If you'd like a detailed psychic reading with a Medium who can actually foretell your future through her crystal ball, you can find Karen at

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