Psychic (greek psychiokos - psyche, soul or that which is mental) to sense, to understand and to interpret for practical purposes, a force that enters in and emanates out of the body, mind and/or spiritual or ethereal realms without use of the five physical senses.
Everyone has psychic power to some degree; some people are just more in-tune with that side of their mind-body-spirit connection. As you open to these "gifts," Divine forces participate in your growth to test and teach you certain lessons for service and discernment. When this occurs, the positive and negative forces work with you to "shed your vices," to remove the blocks that will inhibit the progression of the "gift." When these lessons are taking place, your energy shifts and changes. Some friends may be at odds with the changes they see in you, and their attachments can deteriorate and fall way. The same is true for work situations, or attitudes that you've long held about a particular topic. You're growing during this time, and therefore your perceptions of the world, the world's perception of you, must also grow and change.
The most important lesson to learn and achieve is to understand how ego and greed can effect the pure connection to these divine sources. Even the smallest hint can bring the level of vibrational energy down and can possibly allow earthbound and/or negative forces to "attach" to your psychic mind, instead of the higher divine forces that provide the pure information.
There's are a myriad of psychic powers and terms to describe those gifts. We have compiled a short list here to help you understand the different types and levels of psychics.
Clair - French prefix meaning clear
Clairaudience (clear audio/hearing) - To perceive sounds or words from sources broadcast from a spiritual or ethereal realm.
Clairempathy (clear emotion) - To sense or "feel" within one's self the attitude or emotions of another person.
Clairgustance (clear tasting) - 1. To taste a substance without putting anything in the mouth. 2. To perceive the essence of a substance from the spiritual or ethereal realms through taste.
Clairscent (clear smelling) - To smell a fragrance or odor coming from the spirit or ethereal realms.
Clairsentience (clear sensation or feeling) - To perceive information by a "feeling within the whole body" without any outer stimulation.
Clairtangency (clear touching) - More commonly known as psychometry. To handle an object or touch an area and perceive through the palms of one's hands information about the article or its owner or history that was not previously known by the clairtangent.
Clairvoyant (clear vision) - To see into an ethereal dimension without using physical eyes or stimulation. To reach into another vibrational frequency and visually perceive "within the mind's eye" something existing in that realm.
Channel - A person who allows his/her body and mind to be used as a mechanism for etheric world intelligence to bring psychic information or healing energy to others.
Channeling - To allow an etheric world intelligence to enter one's mind and impress thoughts upon the consciousness to be spoken aloud, using one's voice or body to deliver the information or healing energy.
Psychic Power vs. Channeling
A channel is different than a psychic, for a channel does not interpret the information or energy being received from Spirit. It is given to the client just as it is received. Not all psychics are channels, but all channels are psychic.
As with most things, there are different levels of channeling, each depending on the mission or purpose of the individual in this incarnation. For instance, some may be in this existence to perform the service of Divine healing. Therefore they are healing channels. In their own ways, they do channel the energy from the divine directly into the body of the client, but unlike a clairaudient channel, they do not "hear" messages.
The first level of channeling is to tap into the higher consciousness of the individual channel.
The second level is to communicate with the Spirit guides or guidance.
The third level comes with the Soul Group.
The fourth level is with the Divine Conscious Mind, or God if you will.
Not every channel can reach all these levels, but those who can reach the third for instance, can also reach the first and second. This level of channeling brings with it a great responsibility for service to Spirit. That service covers things like learning discernment, unconditional love, sharing knowledge, and helping people achieve their own empowerment and enlightenment.
The fourth level brings with it some special energies or lessons a channel must achieve before this connection is allowed. Not just anyone will be given the opportunity to achieve that level of channeling. Fourth Level Channels are also called Multi-Dimensional Channels, because they can reach into multiple dimensions of the God Conscious mind. They reach this fourth level only through trance and with guidance from the Divine energies. The energy that is sent through the connection is too great for a conscious channel to handle, no matter how powerful or strong they think they are.
The universe is a hierarchy with laws of balance and order. If these requirements did not exist, then anyone could be a channel just by raising his or her hand. No spiritual enlightenment, no karmic connections and no wisdom would be needed. Would you want to get information about your job, loves, or future from someone who hasn't been prepared by the divine to be a messenger? A true channel is a messenger of Spirit.
Psychic Power - Vickie Springwolf