Psychic sensitivity or psychic feeling is present in us all. You might hear it called many things “mother’s intuition” or a “gut feeling”, or maybe even “spidey-sense.” Whatever the name, we all understand the feeling. For some, it’s an occasional occurrence, but for others its a regular part of their daily lives.
For those of us who have a strong connection to our psychic abilities, caring for ourselves and nurturing these gifts is very important. If you don’t learn self-care, it is easy to become overwhelmed, and eventually burned out by your psychic gifts.
Self-care is more than just bubble baths and watching your favorite program on TV. As Boston’s top psychic, I’ve had years to share my gifts with others, and I love to do that. But my years of experience have also taught me that my psychic abilities, my time, and my energy are valuable and worth protecting.
They say that you cannot pour from an empty cup. If you are still learning how to manage your gifts, here are some ways to fill your own cup, so that you will have the ability to care for yourself and others.
Take Care of Your Body
Get proper rest and nutrition. Sleep is incredibly important to the health of your body and mind. Eat foods that are healthful and provide your body with the nutrients it needs. When possible, choose foods that are close to their natural state–like veggies, fruits, and pasture-raised meats. Refined, bleached, and processed foods should not be the bulk of your diet.
Exercise–especially outdoors. Walking around a park or nature trail can do wonders for both your physical and mental health.
Don’t be too rigid in your body and food behavior. Some people push themselves to follow a program of diet and exercise that takes no account for our natural body rhythms or special circumstances like celebrations, vacations, or even illness. Listen to the wisdom of your body, and if it tells you it needs a change of pace, that information should not be ignored.
Cultivate a Meditation or Devotion Practice
Having a regular practice of prayer or meditation can do amazing things for our mental health and our psychic hygiene. In particular, I recommend mindfulness meditation for psychic wellness.
I spend a lot of time in my work focused on the past and the future. When I’m coaching and reading for clients as Boston’s top psychic, their questions are very often about how things will work out for them in the future. I also have people who want me to work with them and with their departed loved ones to go over the past, and to reexamine past relationships.
So, when I am working on my own personal self-care, being present in the moment is very important to me. A meditation practice that focuses on being in the moment, and on breathwork can release stagnant energy or energetic chords that keep you feeling “out of time” or otherwise disconnected from your surroundings.
Grounding yourself can also be a powerful practice. You can do this through visualization during meditation, or by physically going outside and putting your bare feet on the Earth (weather permitting, of course). You can also take a bath with lots of epsom salts, and maybe some earthy-scented essential oils.
This is the most important, but also the hardest aspect of creating a psychic self-care practice. Setting boundaries can feel very difficult, especially because people who are acutely psychic often have a very giving nature. However, you cannot help others if you are burned out, so you must learn when to give your energy, and when you must hold on to it.
This can be a very individual process, and you won’t always get it right the first time. But there are some cornerstones of good psychic boundaries.
These include saying “no” to giving readings when you are sick, or energetically drained. Ideally, you should create a specific space or ritual in which to do your readings. Allow that to be a “sacred” space, where you open yourself up to psychic messages and spiritual energy. This helps you to differentiate between times when your psychic energy is “on” and when it is “off.”
This allows both your clients or friends that you read for, and the guides and energies that you work with to know when it is okay to ask for your energetic attention.
I also recommend developing a cord-cutting practice. This can be done during meditation or another grounding ritual. Visualize energetic cords between yourself and your clients or others being cut, so that your energy isn’t being sapped or leaking away from you due to your unsevered connection with other people who you have read or connected with in the past.
If you are still feeling lost in developing your own care practices for yourself, I would love to work with you one-on-one with psychic coaching. In my two decades of experience as Boston’s top psychic, I have helped many people to hone their own gifts, and to learn to protect their energy as they grow in their psychic nature. To contact me for a session to explore more. CLICK HERE. To book an intuitive or mediumship session with me CLICK HERE.