Throughout history, psychics have been both esteemed and scorned, their powers a subject of both belief and cynicism. Yet, whether psychic powers are genuine or false, psychics have played a significant role in shaping world history. In centuries past, kings planned marriages and waged battles on the advice of their seers.
Definition of Psychic: capable of extraordinary mental processes and sensitive to supernatural influences or forces1, 2.
Etymology: from the Greek psykhikos “of the soul, spirit, or mind”. First recorded in 1895 meaning, “characterized by psychic gifts”.
In the modern era, psychics remain an important, if controversial part of society. Law enforcement has enlisted psychics, such as Sylvia Browne, to help them solve crimes. The Federal Government has funded programs, such as Stargate, that examined individual powers of remote viewing, that is the psychic ability to describe a scene while up to thousands of miles removed from the location. The point, psychic abilities are real. Though many are frauds who look for a fast payday, there are those select few who can truly have the ‘gift’ of foresight and are able to give accurate readings and outcomes for those who desperately seek them.
I have always considered my unique abilities to be empathic. A person who is a psychic empath has a rare and special gift of being able to feel the emotions around him or her as if they were their own emotions. People are born with this ability, and often don’t realize they are different from most people until they are crossing over into the teen years. As a child the psychic empath can be shy and sensitive, and are often confused by people’s reaction to their sensitivity.
There are different types of empaths that specialize in particular forms of psychic work. Psychometry is skill where the empath receives impressions from objects. This skill is sometimes utilized by the police to help solve violent crimes. Mediumship is the ability to sense and work with spirits. Healing by feeling other’s people’s symptoms and helping them by transmuting energy is another talent of psychic empaths. In the same way, psychic empaths help others to heal emotional traumas. Some empaths are particularly good at communicating with animals, with others do the same with nature in general. Geomancy is a particular skill where the empath feels the energies of the earth. This skill can be used to detect water underground, dousing, or recognizing when very bad weather is coming in. Empaths may have the ability to perceive events about to happen, called precognition. Claircognizance is another rare skill when the empath knows exactly what needs to be done in any given instance, especially during a crisis. Their self assured actions and peace and calm instill confidence in others around them.
How Do Psychic Empaths Work?
In my particular case my born abilities allow me to feel the world around them me emotional terms. For instance, when a empath greets you, even as they see you with their eyes, they feel the emotional impact of your presence. It is an extra sense, actually, one that would leave them feeling naked if they did not have it. This is the basis of some people being able to tell when someone speaks the truth or speaks lies. With their sense, psychic empaths feel the emotions running through you, and as you speak, they identify the areas that need healing and guidance. Often a session with a psychic empath is very calming because of working with someone who totally understands your emotions and accepts them for what they are.