Most of us were not raised to honor our spiritual gifts and psychic abilities. They were often discounted by adults and squashed by naysayers. These natural abilities don’t go away though; they lie dormant waiting to be cultivated.
If you are sensitive to energy, have a sixth sense about what’s going on, can read auras and energy, or are able to connect with non-physical beings, you are utilizing senses that go beyond the physical and into the spiritual.
Many people attribute these as special or rare, and some even judge them as bad or wrong. But in reality, we are all spiritual beings with spiritual abilities; we just haven’t brought them into our awareness.
There’s no need to fear, discount or cover up these spiritual gifts. Even the Bible recognizes their value in the New Testament:
“The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another diverse kinds of tongues.” ~ I Corinthians 12: 7-10
You can honor your spiritual gifts and psychic abilities by understanding their purpose and developing them further. I’ve offered tips on this below, but for another source of inspiration read the book, Discover Your God-Given Gifts.
The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts
When I was in my 20s I misunderstood the real purpose of psychic abilities. I paid psychics to tell me about my future – when would I get married, how much money would I earn, what was my career path? This stemmed from curiosity and insecurity more than from a place of spiritual growth and healing. Since then, I’ve awakened my own spiritual gifts and discovered they serve two important purposes:
Healing others. There are many ways to help others heal through spiritual gifts. Energy healings help people to restore their natural balance, release foreign energy, and increase physical, mental and emotional healing. Using clairvoyance in order to read people’s aura and energy helps them to identify and release limiting beliefs, blocked energy, and charged emotions from traumatic experiences. Communicating with people who have died helps family members to have closure and let go.
Healing Self. Healing others is very self-healing. Allowing Divine energy to flow through you and into someone else is healing for both the giver and receiver. Reading people’s energy or communicating with non-physical beings requires operating from your higher, spiritual self – it can’t be done from the ego or intellect. Trusting your intuition prevents problems and leads to healthy solutions. Opening up to the energy all around you expands your spiritual awareness and helps you to connect more deeply to the Source of all life.
Using spiritual gifts to heal self and others also benefits the whole planet. The more light and healing we bring to the world, the more harmonious and peaceful it becomes. Are you ready to honor your spiritual gifts by developing them further?
Developing Psychic Abilities
Here are some tips for expanding your spiritual awareness and enhancing your natural spiritual gifts.
Discover your intuitive abilities. We each have our own intuitive style – it may be a gut feeling, a sixth sense, a higher knowing, or prophetic visions and dreams. Pay attention to your body sensations, inner voice, flashes of inspiration, dreams and other ways of sensing the truth about people, circumstances and situations. Notice what works for you and trust it.
Learn about spiritual gifts. Read books that explain more about intuition and psychic abilities. Take courses such as Reiki, Therapeutic Touch or other energy healing modalities. Learn how to read energy and auras, how to communicate telepathically with animals, and so on. Find what resonates with you and expand on it.
Develop a spiritual practice. Meditation, prayer, chanting and other daily spiritual practices help people become more aware of their true spiritual nature. Intuition and psychic abilities come from spirit, not the mind and body. Focusing solely on the intellect or what can been seen and touched physically prevents us from seeing and sensing life through our spiritual eyes. The more we operate from our higher, spiritual self, the more we open to our spiritual gifts.
Play with the above tips as a way to uncover your natural spiritual abilities. This will expand your spiritual awareness and enhance your life.
Do you have any questions or further insights on how to honor your spiritual gifts and psychic abilities? Please share below.