We are all psychic, and we are all intuitive. Everyone has the ability to access some degree of clairvoyance in order to gain a deeper level of understanding and meaning – it just takes a little time, effort, focus, and patience with the whole process. Clairvoyance means clear seeing, and involves letting your imagination show you pictures as a way of explaining things. Clairaudience means clear hearing, and involves hearing messages as guidance. Empathy, or clairsentience, means clear feeling, in the form of sensations that tell you about certain people or situations.

Many who are just beginning to tap into their psychic abilities have a hard time interpreting the information that comes through, and this is where a lot of patience is required.

Psychic info can be tough to decipher, because the very notion of interpretation leads you down the path of analysis, which forces you to use the logical side of your brain to make sense of the information that the imaginative side of your brain is intuiting.

That logical side of the brain loves to label psychic information as ridiculous, un-trustworthy, and weird.

But being psychic about something really means letting go of control and trusting that what comes through makes sense on some level, even if it’s not immediately apparent.

Here are 3 common problem areas when it comes to understanding the messages you’re receiving, and how to work with/around them.

Problem:
When tuning in to gather information on an issue or problem, clairvoyant images pop up that seem totally random and make no sense.

Solution:
If the random images you see are troubling and bothersome, take action and either destroy them by blowing them up on your screen, or send them off into outer space or another realm where they disappear. If the images don’t bother you, but just don’t make sense, record them in a notebook so that you can come back to them later. Often, images that seemingly make no sense end up making complete sense later on – we just need the present moment to catch up to them. From my experience, it’s the images that seem to make no sense at all that end up making the most sense of all.
Problem:
Clairaudient messages (which typically come through as thoughts, not as external voices talking to you) aren’t reliable. One day you’ll be certain you’re hearing that you need to turn off the iron, but when you go to check it, it’s already off. Another day, you’ll hear that your friend is going to cancel at the last minute, and sure enough, she does.

Solution:

When first working with clairaudience, it takes a lot of people time to sense the guided messages from the regular mental OCD-type messages. I believe the OCD-type messages are just your ego mind throwing up some resistance into the mix. Many people I’ve worked with have told me they always have a running conversation going on with themselves, and have done so for as long as they can remember. So, imagine how that self you’re always talking to feels when suddenly this running conversation isn’t good enough for you anymore, and you’re only tuning into guided or higher-self messages? It takes time and effort to distinguish true guidance from self-talk, but what you will notice is that the more enlightened clairaudient messages tend to be really calm, strong, quiet, and clear. Non-enlightened messages from your ego mind tend to sound worried, long-winded, or shallow.

Problem:
You get a bad feeling, or feel anxious or nervous about a person or situation for some reason, but you don’t know why.

Solution:
Take it from me; being empathic is more of a curse than a gift, because it’s extremely hard to feel something in your physical body and then try and figure out if it’s from you, the person next to you, or the client you’re going to be seeing in an hour. Sometimes you have to just wait for the person or situation to reveal itself to you, and when it does, the feeling you had dissipates. If you don’t want to wait, however, you can first just put your hand over your solar plexus chakra and ask, “Why am I feeling like this?” and wait to see what type of guidance you receive either through instant knowing, clairvoyance, or clairaudience. You can also just sit for a moment and think about the major areas of, or people in, your life, and do a clairvoyant test to see which one of these it is. For instance, create a symbol for your work, and then ask, “Am I feeling bad because there’s something going on at work?” and see what you get. Or, think about the people in your life and notice if you feel worse when focusing on someone in particular. Then, use your clairvoyant skills to see what/why you’re sensing this.If you are working on developing your psychic skills and are looking for a community to practice with, I recommend checking out my teacher Debra Katz’s online group, Seventh Sight, which is comprised of a community of like-minded people working to expand and develop their intuitive skills. Also, remember – the key to getting the most out of your psychic abilities is to quiet your mind. This meditation I recorded will help – memorize it, and run through it every time you sit down to work on a problem you’d like your intuition to tackle, and you’ll notice a difference.

Are there other clairvoyant development problems you’ve encountered? Or have you found certain solutions that help? If so, please leave a comment below!