Whether or not you are aware of it, you – just like everyone else on the planet – have innate skills that are ‘psychic’.
That sixth sense, intuitive feeling or gut reaction that you instantly have about people, places and situations, is a psychic power that you should explore, practice and celebrate.
Every year on the first Sunday in August (2nd August this year) is recognised as National Psychic Day. The annual event is spread out over a whole week and usually features psychic fairs and spiritual activities, all over the country. Although you won’t be able to attend events in the traditional manner in 2020, there are still plenty of alternative ways in which you can celebrate everything linked to the psychic world.
The main purpose of National Psychic Day is for people to be open-minded about exploring their natural psychic abilities, and to learn to understand and develop these unique spiritual gifts.
What Is A Psychic?
The word ‘psychic’ is often associated with mystery, intrigue and caution. For some people, ‘psychic’ conjures up an image of a woman with a crystal ball and tarot cards, having the palm of one hand crossed with silver.
The reality however is that psychics are average/normal individuals who are able to feel, sense, see, hear, and/or taste beyond the boundaries of the known physical world. These women and men have expanded their extra sensory spectrum by developing their gifts, in order to share them with others.
Some psychics are born into families where psychic skills have been practiced for generations. Others independently become aware of otherworldly occurrences, and develop their skills whilst following their curiosity. A greater number of people have no awareness of their psychic powers at all.
If you have an interest in the tarot, spirituality, the supernatural, crystals, healing or other esoteric matters, National Psychic Day is the perfect time to explore the unknown.
The Origins Of National Psychic Day
The first National Psychic Day dates back to 1965, in England. A well-known press agent of the day staged an event as a PR stunt to promote the celebrity psychics that he managed. The event was so popular that celebrity psychics, the spiritual community, and like-minded people keen to tap into their own unique psychic abilities, decided to make it an annual celebration.
7 Fun Ways To Practice Your Psychic Skills:
As National Psychic Day kicks off an entire week of psychic themed activities, it’s fun to practice your psychic gifts in 7 different ways, throughout the week of 2nd – 8th August.
Day 1 – Connect With Your Intuition
If you want to develop your psychic skills, it’s essential that you first learn how to connect with your intuition.
Sit in a quiet place and meditate for 10-15 minutes, so that you connect with your Higher Self, spirit guides and angels. Meditation helps to relax your body, empty your mind of thoughts, and raise your spiritual vibration.
Day 2 – Make A Prediction
One of the quickest ways to practice your psychic talents is to make a prediction. You can predict which side of a coin will be face up after a flip, the name of the next person to phone you, or the result of a sporting event.
Day 3 – Explore Divination Tools
To hone your psychic skills there is a vast array of interesting divination tools that you can use. Try out tarot, oracle and angel cards, runes, crystals, or a pendulum. You can even read your fortune in tea leaves!
Day 4 – Practice Psychometry
The art of psychometry involves reading the energy of an object that holds a lot of energy – like jewellery.
Hold the object in your hand and close your eyes. Observe what you intuitively sense, see, or hear regarding the owner of the item.
Day 5 – Expand Extra Sensory Perception
If you have a pet, you can practice the psychic gift of clairsentience (clear feeling). When your pet is calm, sit with them and intuitively pick up on how they are feeling.
If your home is pet-free, you can read the energy of a plant or flower, and practice clairvoyance (clear seeing). Study the flower, and then close your eyes and ‘see’ it in your mind in fine detail.
Day 6 – Research Famous Psychics
There are tons of books about famous, infamous and celebrity psychics available. If you’re serious about learning the craft, read all about the American mystic Edgar Cayce, and Michel de Nostredame.
Day 7 – Have A Psychic Reading
One of the easiest and most popular ways to celebrate National Psychic Day is to have a psychic reading with an experienced psychic reader. You can have a reading with a medium or clairvoyant who connects to spirit, a tarot specialist who interprets the meaning of the cards, an intuitive reader, or an astrologer who offers guidance via the alignment of stars and planets.