We all have the ability to tap into the energies around us and understand the messages that we receive. Some people are born with a stronger psychic antenna than others. For those who don’t pick up the signals as strongly, psychic development 101 can be quite beneficial. Developing your psychic ability can help you to clearly receive clear and understand insights.

Why Develop Your Psychic Abilities?

One of the greatest gifts of honing your psychic abilities is having a more relaxed approach to life. Psychic ability means having insight into the people, places, and situations you experience. The tips you’ll find here will help you understand and develop your intuition and psychic abilities.

What is the Difference Between Intuitive and Psychic?

Intuition and psychic abilities are knowings that come from beyond the five senses. Intuition is an inner knowing. Psychic describes a knowing that comes to you from the external world. Together, they help you navigate life. They help with understanding the energy and intentions of people, places, and situations. For example, the knowing that prevented our ancestors from eating poisonous plants exists within us.

We tend to overlook the cues our body gives us about people places or situations. Your intuition might be telling you to engage with or avoid certain interactions.

Intuitive and psychic abilities work together. Say someone has a positive outlook and good intentions upon meeting. Picking up on that energy, you may feel a warmth throughout your body. Now say you meet someone who does not have the greatest energy or intentions. Upon meeting it may feel like your stomach is tied up in knots and your words are blocked.

Main Expressions of Psychic Abilities

There are four main avenues for our intuition and psychic ability to be expressed: body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

The most important part of psychic development is trusting the messages you receive. The biggest killer of your psychic ability is not trusting and integrating it.

The body can deliver messages by way of a change in temperature, gut feelings, tingling, sounds, voices, visions, and even tastes. These can be some of the most noticeable reactions. In my experience, the bodily responses can be some of the most noticeable. The mind gives us insight in the way of flashes of insight, inspiration, and creativity.

Emotional changes can be just as noticeable as bodily changes. If you notice a sense of joy, sadness, or anxiety you may be picking up what someone else is putting out. Spiritual insights can also come in the way of dreams or synchronicities.

How to Heighten Your Psychic Abilities

Acknowledge and accept the messages that come to you so you can continue receiving them. In doing so, you begin to notice patterns and better understand your own abilities. First, trust your own guidance. Then heighten your guidance. Here are some suggested ways to heighten your psychic abilities:

Observe Your Diet, Know Your Body

Diet can have one of the biggest impacts on your mind, body, and psychic ability. Consider that when the body is taxed, it’s sending out signals to you that something is wrong. This means you have more to decipher when it comes to receiving messages. If the body is experiencing inflammation all kinds of internal warning signals are going off.

Avoid inflammatory foods like gluten, processed food, dairy, and meat (for some) to help reduce inflammation. To see what could be affecting you, try an elimination diet. Everyone has different reactions to different foods. Get to know your body. This way you can be clear on what is a psychic insight versus what is a bad reaction to lunch. Consider where many of our intuitions are felt – the gut. Gut health also plays a major role in your mood, energy levels, emotions, and mental clarity.

Drink and Use Pure Water

Water is life. I’m sure you’ve heard that humans are made up of about 60% water. In How to Create an Ancestor Altar, you’ll notice that I mentioned adding a glass of water to the altar. This is because water is a conduit for spirit. Water also picks up vibration. This can be seen if you place a cup of water next to a loudspeaker. The water in your body allows you to pick up vibrations and energies as well. For this reason, it is important to stay hydrated. However, just staying hydrated isn’t enough.

It’s important to look at what’s in the water you are drinking. Avoid water with chemicals like fluoride, chlorine, and other toxins. Fluoride has been shown to have a neurotoxic effect on the brain. As with dietary effects on the brain and body, it’s also important to be mindful of how the water you drink affects you. What you consume plays a role in your ability to receive psychic insight and intuition.

Curate Your Environment Carefully

Now let’s look at your environment. Things like endocrine disruptors and electromagnetic frequencies impact the body’s delicate systems. Endocrine disruptors interfere with hormone signaling and imitate hormones in the body. Your hormones have a significant impact on your mood and energy levels. Conventional cleaning products, perfumes, non-stick pans, plastic, and feminine care products can all contain endocrine disruptors. Synthetic fragrances found in cleaning products, laundry soaps, and candles can also impact hormonal production. 

Minimize Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure

Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure (EMR) can separate us from our own intuitive guidance. Your body and mind are always transmitting-receiving electromagnetically. When someone walks into the room and suddenly you get a tingle up your spine, for example. This is an electromagnetic transmission.

Cell phones, computers, and even power sources that aren’t connected to a device emit EMRs.

Reduce your exposure as much as possible by unplugging chargers and wifi when not in use and turning your phone off before bed. Now that you know what to eliminate, let’s look at what you can include.

Herbs to Cultivate Psychic Abilities

Working with herbs is one of my favorite ways to tap into psychic abilities. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Borage (Borago officinalis) – drink as a tea to deepen spiritual communication. You can also keep the flowers on you while using divination tools like tarot cards or pendulums. For the tea simmer on low for five mins before straining to drink
  • Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) – taken as a tea or tincture, it can encourage vivid, memorable dreams
  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) – as a tea or tincture, it can help with clairvoyance and lucid dreams. Take mugwort as a tea or tincture. This is another tea that should be simmered for at least five minutes to experience the greatest benefit. Avoid using mugwort essential oil for any reason. The essential oil of mugwort is toxic. In tea or tincture form mugwort is safe in normal doses but should be avoided in pregnancy

Another way to work with herbs for psychic development is to burn them as incense. A blend I like is rose petals, mugwort, elecampane, and dragon’s blood resin. Grind equal parts in a mortar and pestle then burn on a charcoal. Burn incense before meditation, divination, or to clear your energetic field. Burning incense can help open you to psychic messages.


Meditation is another important tool for psychic and intuitive development. Detachment from the outcome is a crucial part of receiving guidance. By not imparting our your view of what things should or shouldn’t be, allow yourself to see what is. Meditation is a great practice in detachment; it also opens up receptivity. Try starting with a guided meditation.

As you make these changes, you will start to notice a difference in your psychic and intuitive abilities. Pay attention to any bodily, mental, emotional, or spiritual signals you may be receiving. Keep a journal to see how your abilities develop over time. The more you trust yourself and the messages, the more they will come.