Imagination, Patience, Practice & Intent
Added on 16 March 2021
When you wish to take an active role in your own psychic development & growth & harness an ability, there are four main aspects to consider which will help you.
The main key to successful psychic development is imagination. You may feel that the imagination is the place of the unreal, of vague impressions & daydreams. However, the imagination opens doors for you and provides you with your first experiences with your psychic potential.
The imagination is not to be neglected or pushed to one side as it is of the utmost importance. We are brought up to ignore the imagination, it is for childhood & dreams, not for reality & focus. But it is from the foundation of the imagination that psychic growth starts. It is here that we have the ability to picture, in our minds, what does not exist outside of us. It is from here that we create.
The imagination is a real force, one that can help you to develop; clairvoyantly, you work with symbols & images, pictures playing in your head. A strong imagination helps with this. Your subconscious mind gives you images, symbols & pictorial references all the time; you just have to start recognising them. This is why tools such as Tarot are an excellent way to get the imagination going.
An important issue, & one that you will fail at sometimes, I’m sure! My own development was plagued with impatience. Remember, you are human, so it’s natural to be impatient. Yet it is also very common for developing psychics to try to reach higher than they can maintain from an energy perspective, so they may work to a high level, but drain very quickly as they have not taken the time to learn how to open, ground & balance their energies, or have any understanding of their own subtle energy system. Issues such as these can hold you back for years, & the draining of energy can make you feel quite unwell.
Development can be slow & painstaking. You can have brief, inspiring increases in your growth or spurts of experience for a few months or years, then nothing for months or years, although your development itself is a lifetime issue. It is just your physical self regaining a connection with its spiritual counterpart. Conscious spiritual growth takes place initially within the mind, & our growth results from the dissolving of the ego, breaking down misconceptions & experience on a personal level, removing or showing blocks that have been formed within our mind. Upon removal or understanding, more of the spiritual self is revealed, & from spiritual growth comes an increased psychic connection. Although psychic growth is not always related to spiritual growth, as it is a natural aspect of our true makeup. Spiritual growth allows for the individual's personality to align with its higher self, more & more with each bought of growth. Psychic growth can be exciting & frustrating. Spiritual growth can be hard but welcome once lessons are understood at a deep level.
Breaks in our Psychic development can happen for two reasons:
1: Changes in vibrational energy As you grow on an energy level, energies have to settle down. It doesn’t mean that spirit has left you, even if it feels that way. Have faith that they are still there during such times as when your connection will return. But like a stone being thrown into a pond, the ripples work their way to all areas.
2: Life has to be lived; we can forget when we develop that life is a vital aspect of being psychic. We are here as spiritual beings having a human experience for one reason only – to learn. At times, we are left to do just that.
So, enjoy all & any growth, however small. Have patience if it ‘appears’ to have left you or if the level of development that you find yourself doesn’t change. This is all natural. Do not rush, and do not compare your progress to that of others!
Practice & Commitment
Maybe this should be called Dedication. Psychic & spiritual development requires dedication. Wishing and dipping your toes in the water will not make radical changes to your psychic growth. If you wish to develop, you will have to put in the hours! Reading a book on psychic growth does not maketh the psychic.
Development is a hard road at times. Practice is a definite ingredient. Even if you are a "natural", you will still have to harness & work out what is what.
I often hear people say I have some Tarot cards & after a year they still confuse me .. so, try a different method. Ask questions such as: "Why did I really buy them?" What do I really expect a psychic connection to be like? What are my motives? The same applies to all tools or methods, as none within themselves are a magic cure to creating psychic growth, as each requires its own study to enable such growth.
Make whatever method or tool or ability shines most brightly for you a daily part of your life. Build a relationship with it, allow yourself to become friends with it. Don’t take it out of the closet only when you have need of it or someone else wants it. Each day, connect to it in one small way or another.
Often, we have a set idea of what we wish to be .. I want to develop to be a Medium .. but what if your energy is not suited to that? Maybe you’re a clairvoyant or a healer? Sometimes we need to step back if we are dedicated, as often we do not see the woods for the trees & honesty is needed. Allow your spiritual self to direct your development rather than your ego.
The thoughts in your head & the desires that drive you will determine the outcome. You wish to be open to spirit. You wish to find & develop your abilities. Spend some time thinking about what you really want development to bring you.
If you believe that spiritual or psychic abilities will enable you to live an all-knowing existence, you are wrong. If you believe that by opening yourself to spirit, you will be stress-free, gain respect from others, gain wild riches, or convert non-believers into believers, you are mistaken.
Make your intention pure and sincere with yourself. To be the best that you can be, to be a pure, clear channel for the highest good, expect no rewards from heaven or anywhere else. Do this because it is for the highest good of you as an individual, an integral part of the universe.
This is important, as a lot of travellers leave the path as they feel let down by spirit, disappointed by growth, frustrated by a lack of fame, stress, etc. that they leave & feel bitter about their attempts to grow. Intent caused these issues, nothing else. Your expectations can cripple you or heal you; they can place you in a rut or drive you forward. Those same principles apply to psychic development as well as any other area of life.
Take some time right now to think about what you want. Are you on the way towards obtaining it? What’s in your way? Is it fantasy or fact? Why are you developing? Be honest & grow with ethics & integrity.