Developing your skills

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  1. Debi

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    This is a great link! Thank you!
     
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    Everyone feel free to add on anything they use that works for them.
     
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    One thing I have tried in past experiences, is to envision myself surrounded by a wall of mirrors. Once, when I was sitting in a public library, this homeless guy had come in and sat opposite me. He kept staring at me and muttering something under his breath. (I seem to attract those types like a magnet!) Anyway, I could feel malevolent energy coming from him, so I first imagined a long, double sided mirror right in front of me, facing him. He could only see himself, and I could only see myself. He grew increasingly agitated but wouldn't stop glaring at me and muttering. So I envisioned ( as well as asked) that my guardian angel protect me. Suddenly the man looked up as if he were staring at someone very tall behind me, and then he bolted from the building.
     
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    Sorry for the long post, I tried to get it all in one post but if I did I'd be here forever so I tried to jot down what I thought were my best tips.
    A little bit of my background, I am a psychic empath, when I was younger I was lucky enough to have an aunt who knew a lot about the supernatural and what I was going through. So thankfully she helped me a lot and gave me a lot of tools to help me deal with what I was going through as well as tools to help my gifts be stronger and more focused.
    She taught me to meditate on a daily bases, to calm my mind and help me sort through what I was receiving in a more focused way. I also burn frankincense and jasmine incense while I meditate as well as when I do readings, I don't burn them at the same time though they are both very powerful and the smell of both of them burning at the same time is very overpowering. The type of work I am doing determines what incense I use. Sandalwood, sage, and lotus also help a lot with focusing and strengthening gifts.
    I also carry and use a lot of different crystals. When I am out doing everyday things I carry black tourmaline, turquoise, and citrine. The black tourmaline helps with protection, the turquoise helps shield me energetically, and helps to process and let go of emotions that I pick up from being around people. And I carry the citrine to help with clarity and keeping my mind clear and not overwhelmed by the energies and feelings of those around me. While I am doing readings and work with connecting to spirits I carry amethyst, as well as the crystals I normally carry. Amethyst helps amplify my gifts while I am doing readings and helps me connect better.
    My aunt also taught me different mantras to say when I am out in public because due to my empathy I become overwhelmed by all of the different energies and feelings that flood me. Causing me to become overly anxious as a result. I know that a lot of people I have met who have gifts similar to my own have dealt with a lot of social anxiety because of their gifts. And not knowing how to shield and keep themselves protected when they are not actively trying to connect with their gifts leaves them open to connecting with ever energy they come into contact with.
    Another thing my aunt taught me was a kind of activity to help strengthen my shields as well as focus on certain aspects of my gifts. I would only ever do this during family get together's or holidays when the whole family was under the same roof.Mostly because I knew that it wouldn't leave me open to connecting with super negative energies. Also right now is a great time to try and practice this seeing as it is the holidays. I would go into a room where no one would bother me, turn off the lights and lay down with my eyes shut almost in a meditative state, and try to focus on whose energies I could feel. I would work on focusing on one specific energy until I was sure I knew who it was and where they were, then I would focus on shielding myself from that persons energy and move onto the next. And do that until I felt that I was shielded from everyone. That was when I would write on a paper who I connected with and where I believed they were, I then would go out and see if I was right. I actually still do this, and over the years have gotten better at it. I have also done this in locations I knew were haunted to try and connect to spirits and I have been able to connect that way but I do not recommend doing it unless you have a lot of experience and know how to protect yourself spiritually. The experiment can go wrong very fast and it leaves you open to connecting with negative spirits.
     
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    thats good to know, thank you. I have a real bad time in public crowds especially during this time of year, I am going to try to find these items hopefully they arnt to pricey but w/e it takes dealing with the emotional baggage of people at work has driven me to the point of having a 50% chance of having a job come new year not to mention my throwing in the towel and blowing my sober streak, I have all my life used alcohol as an escape I had approximately two years with out drinking every day save for a few times i had few beers but i always pulled myself up the next day lately it has been an everyday thing with the rum I dont even wait till im off work because i decided i dont care anymore, but I'm not ready to give up 100% just yet. I'll try anything before I decide to go back to being the evil bastard I was once upon a time.
     
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    I had a hard time with alcohol dependency as well. Even with the knowledge and help my aunt gave me, I still had a hard time dealing with it. My dependency got really bad around 16 which was when my aunt passed away, I didn't have her to guide me so I drank. I would skip school constantly, and drinking just to get through the day. High school was hell for me with my gifts, constantly being around a bunch of over emotional and hormonal teenagers was the worst. It's actually the reason why I work from home, I've had jobs in offices and stores and I never could handle dealing with my everyday work as well as keeping focused with my gifts. Even with everything I do I make sure to avoid overly crowded places unless necessary. Thankfully I have come a long way and have done a lot of work towards staying focused and using tips and advice I have gotten over the years to be able to have control of my gifts. If you have any questions about tips or advice I am more than willing to help, I know it can be hard.
    The anxiety is one thing I feel gets looked past whenever people talk about any kind of psychic gifts. I have talked with many people who do have gifts and it's a common side affect. Even alcohol and substance abuse.
     
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    Anyone who has read my PNF posts may recognize that for me, my psychic skills (a) seemed to have developed abruptly at age 16 (not likely to be reality but that’s how it appeared) and (b) I’d had a sincere desire to suppress them in some way over a long period of time becoming critically important to me in my very late 30s.

    I’m here to state that gaining control - even prevention - over your skills is still about “developing” those skills.

    I didn’t have any clear path for learning about my abilities as a child. But by age 21, I did two things which ultimately led me to at least be able to live sanely with who and what I am:

    1. Accept that mystal things do in fact happen and they happen inside of, outside of, and around me. Those occurrences are not exclusive to me - I am only one of probably millions of people who experience psychical communications. Like for many others in my generation, it was hard to talk about these events with any random average person including my family. In short, just because something is incredibly hard to understand or explain does not make it unreal...at least accept that it could be a part of reality.

    2. Study some form of meditation; as for me, I chose self hypnosis. I made that choice over other techniques only because I had access to acceptable professional resources for same.

    To me, those are the first two foundational steps to psychical growth.
     
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    Armand, you can turn it off... it can be difficult at times and if someones emotions are really strong you may still pick them up, but 90% can be blocked.....daily meditation and learning to close the third eye will help, as will a hobby and being really active..... a lot of ppl become work-a-holics but I personally don't think that is the best idea for the long run....(except for the money...lol)...there has to be a balance in life, and working non stop gets old, fast...
    and you've got to keep your emotions in check above all else.....as an empath your personality is one of careing and peace, (I know, might not sound to manly at the moment, but bear with me o.k....lol) ...and by becoming angry or letting others emotions control you, you are going against your true self....fighting a battle that will just wear you down more and more over time..... embrace who you are, absorb the "feelings" and then let them go, know they are not yours and just release them.....be humble, don't brag or be boastful...don't think your abilities are special or are more than what they are..just accept them and be "you".....the true, humble, careing, peacefull you.
     
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    Excellent advice, everyone. Keep it coming. You never know what someone else needs to hear, so keep sharing.
     
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