Exploring Your Psychic Type

by Sherrie Dillard M. Div.

The ancient Chinese text, “The Tao Te Ching” is the most translated classic of all time next to the Bible. It was written somewhere around 300 BC and attributed to Lao Tzu, the great Chinese philosopher. It is the source of the legendary saying:

“Without going out of doors one may know the whole world;
without looking out of the window, one may see the Way of Heaven.
The further one travels, the less one may know.
Thus it is that without moving you shall know;
without looking you shall see;
without doing you shall achieve.”

Perhaps this is a reference to our innate intuitive ability, our inner resource of knowing, seeing, and being. Our intuition, when developed, blossoms into extrasensory or psychic perception, revealing to us a rich vast inner reservoir of possibilities and potential. We may indeed access all of the world through turning within.

We all have innate intuitive ability. It is so much a part of us that we tend to not notice the subtle ways that we receive information about ourselves and the world around us. Our intuitive sensing is interwoven within our daily reactions and interactions, so much so that it is not always immediately obvious that our intuitive sensors are guiding us in our many daily decisions and concerns. Becoming psychic is in a way simply becoming aware of our intuitive tendencies and focusing our energy and attention to further developing them.

We interpret and interact with the world in a variety of ways. Some people are highly visual. They connect with their environment primarily through their sense of sight. They notice detail, color and prefer to learn through observation. Other people are acute listeners. They respond to noises, sounds, as they are primarily auditory. Some people are more kinesthetic. They learn and understand the world more through physical sensation and touch. Our approach to intuitive and psychic development is also specific and varied.

The four major modalities that we utilize to connect with psychic energy are our emotions, our mental perception, our physical bodies and our spiritual awareness. With each of these modalities comes specific ways of connecting to psychic energy.

Emotional intutives are highly empathetic, and emotionally telepathic and clairvoyant. Pauline sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night with waves of feelings washing over her. She recalls conversations and interactions with people who she has talked to during the day. Emotions and feelings such as sadness, anxiety or even happiness fill her. She has come to recognize that what she feels as she lies there in the dark are not only her own emotions, but also the feelings of those who she has connected with during the day. Even brief encounters seem to affect her.

Mental intuitives receive psychic energy through mental telepathy, clairvoyance and spontaneous knowing. They naturally attune themselves to others thoughts and ideas and they can be prophets who intuit the future of cultural, medical, and scientific innovations and developments.

Marina is a successful business owner. She has a special knack for predicting the popular trends in his design business and she always seems to be in the right place at the right time for business opportunities. Before the busyness of the day Marina prepares herself by sitting quietly and clearing her head; she is then able to tune into and act on her inner knowing throughout the day.

Physical intutives pick up psychic energy primarily through their bodies and do extremely well with psychometry, which is the ability to receive impressions and information through objects. Kara works as a massage therapist. As she works with her clients, smoothing out the tightness and tension in their muscles, she trusts her hands to guide her. Over the many years of massaging people she has found that her hands somehow know where the body may be holding pain, sadness or anxiety. When she gently touches these areas she often sees flashes and images of her client in challenging situations. Kara then imagines love and healing moving through her hands to them.

Spiritual intuitives often receive energy in a more ethereal way. They may have visions, precognitive dreams and they may be able to sense spirits or people who have passed to the other side. Jared always felt a special kinship with his grandfather. When he was young he would spend his summers with him on his farm. When his grandfather died a few years ago he left Jared the farm and over eighty acres of land. Jared knew that it was impractical for him to leave his job in the city and move the rural location. But he couldn’t bring himself to sell the beloved property. He asked his grandfather in spirit for a sign to let him know what his wishes for the future of the farm. The next day a neighboring farmer called Jared and asked him if he was interested in selling the property to him to increase his pastureland. To Jared this was the sign that he was waiting for.

Our psychic type interprets the world around us and it can also be our guide into the inner mystical realms, as it reveals to us our unique spiritual capabilities and purpose. When intuition is focused within, higher states of spiritual awareness and a conscious connection of oneness with all of life permeates our consciousness.

For the emotional intuitive this is the journey through the path of the heart as they are naturally attuned to divine states of love and service to others.

Mental intutives are evolving from ego to enlightenment. They are inclined to be truth-seekers on a path of transformation of consciousness. Their task is to open their mind to divine illumination, instead of just recycling their own thoughts and biases. Their minds can be attuned to the super-conscious, absorbing truth and possibility.

For the physical intuitive the journey is that of the divine made physical. They witness the divine in all living things and they have the natural gift of channeling healing to others through their touch.

The spiritual intuitive is attuned to the higher realms of essence and pure spirit. They bring to this world the gift of transcendence and the ability to be in this world but not of it.

Sherrie Dillard M. Div. is a psychic-medium clairvoyant, author and teacher with an international client list. She has been a professional psychic and medium for over twenty years. She has been featured on television and radio for her work as a psychic detective and medium. She is the author of Discover Your Psychic Type (Llewellyn Worldwide). Sherrie is available to teach and discus this innovative approach to developing psychic-spiritual awareness through type. Her website: http://www.sherriedillard.com