“Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
My friend Kelley has always been both fascinated and frustrated by the 3D magic eye pictures that were so popular in the 90s. You remember them; at first glance they appear to be colorful abstract patterns, but if you gaze a certain way, a three-dimensional figure pops out at you. For years Kelley could never see the 3D images – until we sat down together and I showed her how to un-focus her eyes and look through the pattern until the hidden picture revealed itself.
I thought about those magic eye pictures when I was recording lessons for my upcoming course, Opening Your Psychic Portals. In this soon to be released online tutorial I explain the various types of extrasensory perception and share techniques to open your psychic portals.
Looking beyond the surface.
Clairvoyance, one of the more familiar psychic abilities, involves changing the way you look at things (just like with the magic eye pictures). Instead of limiting themselves, a clairvoyant is able to see beyond the surface to experience a deeper knowing and understanding.
Webster’s defines clairvoyance as:
1 : the power or faculty of discerning objects not present to the senses
2 : ability to perceive matters beyond the range of ordinary perception
When your extrasensory ability involves “seeing.”
We’re all born with special psychic abilities, and they manifest in different ways for each of us. If your “knowing” enables you to see visions, shadows of future events, spirits or signs then it’s likely that you are clairvoyant.
Not sure? Clairvoyant ability might show up as:
- A tingling or unusual awareness of the “third eye” area (between the eyebrows). The sixth, or third eye chakra is the center of your intuition.
- Visions that foreshadow future events – either in dreams or while awake.
- Seeing things out of the corner of your eyes, to the point where you are actually double-checking that you didn’t just see someone. This happened to me at the Winchester Mystery House last week!
- Vivid dreams that are not forgotten upon awakening. Clairvoyants might also have recurring dreams that tell a story and provide insights on what is happening in real life.
- Strong visual skills in your day-to-day life – ability to paint a picture with your words, or to paint a picture in your own mind based upon written or spoken words.
A special exercise to strengthen your clairvoyant gifts.
Sometimes you can try so hard to receive a sign or vision that you block anything from coming through. In my upcoming course, I’ll show you how to relax by using the technique of mesmerism. You’ll focus on a swinging object actually put yourself in an altered state of consciousness
Try it! Take a pendulum, pendant, or any heavy object that you can swing back and forth, and focus on it. Follow it with your eyes, gazing deep into it as it moves back and forth. Your vision will start to blur and your eyes will get a little tired. Allow yourself to relax, then pose a question, like “show me a picture of my future relationship.” Don’t force it– set your intention, relax and give the images room to come in. Then let your intuition help you to interpret what you see.
Sometimes an object like a pendulum, a crystal sphere or bowl, even a glass of water is exactly what you need to focus your attention on, so you can allow images and visions to come through. Understand that the power lies in YOU, not the objects. The object simply gives you something to look through so you can see the truth on the other side.
I hope you’ll check out my newly designed school website at www.jvpschoolofmysticalarts.com. There is so much to explore! You can study mindfulness and meditation, heal from grief, or check out my certification courses. And watch for my new course – Opening Your Psychic Portals – coming soon!