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Characteristics of Psychic People


Updated August 11, 2012:   There is a survey you can take for a small fee.  You can find it here:  The Survey for Psychic People.Also, you may or may not have noticed the large number of votes, many of them negative.  A few months ago a bunch of skeptics came through and downrated all of my main posts and even some of the comments.  It was a pretty chickenshit thing to do.

Also, I now have a post specifically on the physiology of psychic people.

I’m moving this blog post to a permanent page because of its continuing popularity. The general lack of information on this subject has moved my article to the top of Google searches on this topic. I will update this as more information becomes known. You can contact me about anything you find or your personal impressions by e-mailing me at craigatweilerdotcom.

If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety I have two posts on this subject as well: Stress and Anxiety in Psychic People, Psychics and Depression.

Other Related Posts:
Some In’s and Out’s of Psychic Ability
When Do You Help? What are the Ethics of Psychic Ability
That Pressure in the Head
Smorgasbord Religion: The Psychic Person’s Way
The Path to Answering the Great Question: Is It Real?
It’s Also About the Joy and Happiness
Alone in a Strange World
As Much as I Hate Doing It, I Admit That I’m Really Different
A Psychic’s Life
The Anger Within
Relationships for Psychics
The Gift of Feeling . . .Insulted?
Stumbling on Psychic-ness
Surviving in an Insensitive World
The Susceptibility of Psychic Ability to Emotional States
Things I Don’t Tell People
Other People’s Emotions: How Do I Get a +5 Spell of Protection?

We are definitely different physiologically. No doubt about it. The traits I’m listing here will no doubt vary from person to person and I hope everyone understands that I have no formal studies to back this up. I am culling information from a variety of sources, but it is certainly not definitive by any stretch of the imagination so keep that in mind. It is entirely possible for this list to be wrong in some areas and I have no way of knowing. I’m doing the best that I can with what’s available, and that isn’t much. Here goes:

First on the list is a love of animals. Rupert Sheldrake did telephone surveys in a number of geographical areas and found that people who reported psychic abilities were significantly more likely to have pet(s).

My own experience is that psychic people, if they can accommodate them, have multiple pets, often of different species. We have seven cats, four pet mice and a snake.

Update: I have now heard from several psychic people that they experience hypersexuality. (I suppose I fit in this category, I don’t really know for sure.) I take this to mean that they have a stronger than normal sexual drive. I do know that I, um, relieve this tension regularly with or without the help of my wife otherwise my brain is constantly filled with sexual fantasies. Whether this makes me a normal guy or not I can’t say. However, some of the people commenting on this are women, where this sexual overdrive would more likely stand out so perhaps there is something to this.

What part of sensitive don’t you understand?

It is well known in scientific circles that psychic ability can be affected by the researcher. A person who is an absolute die hard skeptic will have a huge negative effect on the ability of psychics to perform and in those rare cases where they actually do research, their tests almost always come up empty, thus confirming their beliefs. In paraspychology, this is known as the Wiseman Effect. Named after Dr. Richard Wiseman, a die hard skepic, whose experiments could only detect psi if he wasn’t involved in them.

Why does this effect exist? Because psychic people are far more sensitive emotionally than most people realize. Kyra Mesich, outlines 10 traits that describe this sensitivity in this article:

1. Emotionally sensitive people feel emotions often and deeply. They feel as if they “wear their emotions on their sleeves.”

2. They are keenly aware of the emotions of people around them.

3. Sensitive people are easily hurt or upset. An insult or unkind remark will affect them deeply.

4. In a similar vein, sensitive people strive to avoid conflicts. They dread arguments and other types of confrontations because the negativity affects them so much.

5. Sensitive people are not able to shake off emotions easily. Once they are saddened or upset by something, they cannot just switch gears and forget it.

6. Sensitive people are greatly affected by emotions they witness. They feel deeply for others’ suffering. Many sensitive people avoid sad movies or watching the news because they cannot bear the weighty emotions that would drive to their core and stick with them afterwards.

7. Sensitive people are prone to suffer from recurrent depression, anxiety or other psychological disorders.

8. One the positive side, sensitive people are also keenly aware of and affected by beauty in art, music and nature. They are the world’s greatest artists and art appreciators.

9. Sensitive people are prone to stimulus overload. That is, they can’t stand large crowds, loud noise, or hectic environments. They feel overwhelmed and depleted by too much stimuli.

10. Sensitive people are born that way. They were sensitive children.

There are a couple different responses kids have to their sensitivity. One type of sensitive child is the stereotypical kid who gets picked on by bullies, and is a well-behaved, good student because she cannot stand the thought of getting into trouble. The other type of sensitive child more often experiences the stimulus overload mentioned in the previous paragraph. These children are thus over stimulated and have difficulty focusing, which causes them problems in school.

Sensitive people typically exhibit all or nearly all of the above descriptors.

One of the sure signs of a truly sensitive person is that he feels animosity toward his sensitive nature. Most sensitive people whole-heartedly wish they were tougher and more thick-skinned. They feel like their sensitivity is a weakness. They wish things didn’t bother them so much.

You can search this by the initials HSP, which means highly sensitive person. Ms. Mesich goes on to say that this emotional sensitivity is linked to psychic ability. This link between emotional sensitivity and psychic ability is well known and has been well documented by others as well.

We are not Muggles

In addition to to this sensitivity, there is apparently some interesting brain wiring going on, something that researcher Dean Radin mentions in his book Entangled Minds.

It appears that people with psychic ability can form habits, just like everyone else, but have more difficulty holding on to them. That is to say, the habits don’t “stick” as well as with less psychic people. I’ve noticed this myself with some of the most ingrained habits I have. I’ll forget which shoe I normally put on first, or I’ll suddenly put a sock and a shoe on before I start on the other foot. I will do it normally a thousand times in a row, but then the next time is different. Improvising, on the other hand, comes easily to me.

For her book Your Sixth Sense, Belleruth Naparstek interviewed 43 professional psychics to find out what traits they shared. She did her homework and the results were interesting . . .

Traits that popped out were bilateral dominance (some degree of two-handedness or two-sidedness as opposed to leading strictly with the right or left side.), the presence of some talent and experience in the arts, usually in more than one area.

She referred to a tendency towards minor dyslexia, but this could be the trait mentioned above.

They showed a powerful need to spend time alone and time in nature on a regular basis.

They showed a tendency to be a night owl and sleep very little, with frequent interruptions in sleep. (More than what can be accounted for by aging. and menopause.). She goes on to say that all of us are wired for psi from birth, but some are more wired than others.

Other traits include inborn right brainedness; imaginativeness, spontaneity and strong spiritual leanings from a very early age. Most people can point to one or two family members who also had exceptional psychic abilities.

Puberty accelerates psi expansion and for women, pregnancy and menopause do as well.

One thing I have in common with another psychic guy my age is that it has been hard to focus on just one career. Boredom is a killer and I left many jobs because of it, or they left me when I lost interest in them. Now I work for myself as a handyman. I am ideally suited to this because the randomness of the jobs and not knowing what is going to come next is not only not stressful for me, it is a comfort. I suppose there are probably other psychic guys out there with similar experiences.

And another thing . . .

Clearly, there are some unique, identifiable traits showing up that pertain almost exclusively to psychic people. The distinctness is a clue that psychic ability is much more than just something people do. It involves specific differences in physiology for the people who possess the talent in abundance.

I’m of the opinion that this really should be looked into by health professionals. I did a poll recently and found that 60% of highly sensitive people felt that they had an unusually high tolerance to physical pain. I read somewhere that psychic people tend to avoid hallucinogens and of course, love their barbiturates. (Alcohol.) But, and this is purely my own subjective observation, psychic people seem to avoid addiction rather easily. I’m sure there are prescription drug related differences as well . It would be useful to identify these differences to provide us with health care more specific to our bodies and minds.:

172 comments on “Characteristics of Psychic People

  1. micky
    April 5, 2014

    In have a question about my son. When I was young I used to see things, people and colors that other people couldn’t. I was just that weird kid people would say that talked with people swear was there or see monsters at the naughbers house. ( who also seemed to drain light and he turned out to be a criminal). I also got horrible headaches and once even watched myself sleep. ( that got me a doctors appointment when I told my dad lol). Now my sonn is saying he is seeing the same things and he gets the headaches I did and I want to know if I should encourage him or protect himthe same crap I went through. Just not quite sure what is best for him and any advice besides taking him to a shrink, put him on pills and just chalk it up to imagination.

  2. Anthony Jarrel Williams
    April 1, 2014

    Oh man, where do I begin??? :D I remember my birth, still to this day, and the growing patterns of my mind. As a five year old little child, I knew that the systems of society are messed up and dreaded the thought of having to work in them one day. I astral projected and had sleep paralysis a lot when I was around 8 years old. I was a bully magnet and gotten into a lot of fights, starting in the 3rd grade. I was raised as a Navy brat and knew martial arts from a young age. I started to “hunt” down the bad kids in school as a sort of “vigilante” and dished out justice lol! The other kids that were asleep feared me, while the awaken ones praised me as a hero. I never craved the attention at all and thought that my actions brought balance. All this did was spread around the fear, increased my short temper, and gave me a weird form of telekinesis. I would accidentally bump into a person, about twice to three times a week, and they would slide about 5 to 8 feet on the floor! ” Oops, sorry, I’m sorry.” were the common words from my mouth at the time. I studied about Taoism, Buddism, Wicca, and Nature herself and gotten in touch with my spirit and learned how to tune into the whispers of God. This change happened around when I was 18. Puberty around age 13 made my temper and manifestations of randomized energy much much worse. Other psychic people gravitated towards me and we learned a lot from each other. One friend, Jason, told me that my aura was green and that I was a healer. Another one, Alison, told me about my temper, she also had a temper, and taught me how to convert my anger into energy to be used for action. A group of us were eating together one night after work and all of a sudden a white bubble of energy enveloped us and time froze still for about 6 seconds, then went back up into the ceiling. I tried to say something, but spoke in tongues and my friend Alison yelled out, “What the f**k was that?!” lol! Another friend of mine, John, told me that we were momentarily abducted by aliens. A chill went through my spine, but I had a gut feeling that he was right. I have seen these beings called shadow people several times when I was walking through the woods. They are 3-d see through sillouetted beings about 6 feet tall that have no facial features and are really fast! They’ll dash behind bushes, trees, etc. and peek at you. I felt that they aren’t evil. That they are observing us like we would watch a squirrel in nature or something. I have brought my friend Shelly’s snauser dog back to life, just by using energy. She ate a clothespin, it must of pinched off a blood vessel in her small intestine, and she died. Shelly was crying, I placed my hand on the dog’s chest, saw tendrils of white and green energy flow from my arm to her body, and she rose back up, tail wagging and everything! I immediately felt nauseated and weak, like I had worked out and didn’t eat anything. I had a snack and felt much better after about 30 minutes. I did the same thing to a dragonfly after I saw that he struggled with dying, but I wasn’t weakened that time around, most likely due to the fact that his body didn’t require that much energy to animate it. My telepathy has increased to the point of using it like a cellphone with other psychic people. With people that are asleep in this area, it either confuses them or freaks them out. I purify negative people that are near me by unmasking them. I tell them who they truly are and how they became that way. They either continue to try to hide, even though it is futile, or they truly start to change their ways to positivity. Tons of people somehow find me on a daily basis and I can solve their problems like that. I went through a weird myriad of ascension symptoms: rashes, ravenous hunger, fast growing hair, thinning hair, numb nerves in some areas, sleeping forever, sleeping in short bursts, tons of energy one day and very very worn out the next, and processing phrases in my brain backwards: ” I need to orange drink the juice, I mean drink the orange juice.” lol! I’m now using these abilities to wake up as many beings as possible so that they may go onto the right paths of development on all levels of their being.

  3. jaime katevas
    March 26, 2014

    I guess the things that bother me the most is loud noise, comotion, and negative and loud people talking to much. I have to plug my ears or the one thing that sooths my soul is music. I always need alone time and must breath the fresh air outdoors and feel the sunshine. When I go for walks it clears out the clutter in my head.

  4. Melisa
    March 22, 2014

    I had a strong feeling last October that a friend of mine was having a tough time. This was a knowing on my heart and in the pit of my stomach. It felt like a brick in my stomach. I saw him a month ago and he described for me the events of the past months as the worst time in his life. This was the first confirmation of what I felt. This isn’t the first time I have felt this. This feeling was the strongest I have ever had for any person. I am the people pleaser and have been my whole life. Basically everything you wrote is me. I have thought I was just crazy my whole life. But this connection to this person is so strong even now. I do not understand why.

    • craigweiler
      March 22, 2014

      I know what you’re talking about, but I don’t know why that happens. It’s ineffable I guess. If you make a determined effort, you can banish this person from your thoughts for good.

  5. rebecca
    March 12, 2014

    can a physic medium have nervous break downs like depression and extreem anxiety? Reason I ask is because I have been sensitive for as long as I can remember and in my early 20′s spirits have followed me but not good ones most I believe to be demons , when I bought my home (which I knew to be haunted it fascinated me almost) I would see demons almost every day it never really bothered me until it started to growl under my daughters bed and claw on the doors so I cleansed the house with sage at first it seemed to be cleared but as the days past I started feeling different , anxiety all the time , more and more reclusive ,tired all the time and a feeling of numbness inside . since that day I haven’t seen any more demons but my health has declined and I have seen more than two different doctors all say im in good health could I somehow have a demon attached to me and not know it or is this a mental breakdown?

  6. Aaron
    March 12, 2014

    Good evening. I just read your blog post here about the Weiler PSI. As I read on about the characteristics of sensitives and what generally points toward psychic abilities, I was astounded. With the exception of me liking to sleep a lot (which may have to do with depression/anxiety), everything in your post fit me down to the letter. I’m even left-handed, but I bat a ball, play golf and fish right-handed.

    I’ve often thought there was more to me than meets the eye. I’ve been doing some research on the subject this evening. I took a quiz that said I have a high aptitude, and I’ve had paranormal-type things occur in my lifetime. I’m VERY sensitive to the atmosphere of a place whether it be a home, restaurant, store and so forth. When I meet new people I immediately get a “feeling” of what type of person they are.

    I’m interested in seeing if I can develop what I seem to already have been gifted with even further. However, I’m a disabled vet with very little income so an academy is not possible. Finding a psychic or medium who lives in my area and having that person mentor me would likely be the best course of action. Having said that, I can only presume you’re quite in touch with the community. Would you happen to know of any psychics or mediums in the Mankato, MN, USA area?

    Great blog. Keep it up. The skeptics just don’t get it which is too bad for them!

  7. casey
    March 11, 2014

    I need to know if I am pregnant and as soon as possible I take mess to deal with the loss of my 15 mos boy 3 years ago of sids and I want to get off the med school asp so I don’t harm my baby Thank you

    • staginwinter@gmail.com
      April 13, 2014

      Please, if you’re asking us to tell psychically if you are pregnant, take the home pregnancy tests, they are much more reliable.

  8. rebecca
    March 8, 2014

    I have been a sensitive for as long as I can remember , on a particular occasion at the age of seven I dreamt my brothers friend had been in a car accident and died it was very detailed when I woke up I new he was dead and asked my parents immediately and indeed he had , many other experiences almost every day the spirits that followed me are endless and became worse when I bought my first home it became unbearable so I cleansed my home and blocked them and every piece of sensitivity in me this was seven years ago now I deal with anxiety and depression since the day of the cleansing I don’t know what to do i just want to live a happy life.

    • jj
      March 8, 2014

      Rebecca, I know exactly what your going through. I’ve had this problem all my life, but have learned what to do about it. It started when I was a kid and grew because of my mother. She was into the paranormal world all her life. I’ve learned much about both worlds…Gods and satans. I wasn’t interested in this and my mom tried to get me interested, but i ran from it, feeling it was dangerous…but after she died, then things really started to happen and I’ve had to fight it all my life [ I'm 72 ]. I discovered many things about myself and knew in order to fight evil, I needed God. Have [ and still do ] read study and research the bible and have learned much in the 45 years I’ve studied. God has been my rock and the only thing that has helped me.
      It sounds to me like demons are following you around and are trying to disrupt your home and you. They will try and do this because they hate us all and would love to see all of us stay away from God….they hate him too. This is their job, to try and destroy us. Why? Because they know, their time is near now and because they know God has a plan for all of us…a very good plan.
      Even though I feel very close to God and He continues to hold my hand, I still have to fight demons, but Through Gods word I have learned to do as Christ has told us…when something happens,ask ourselves, is this of God or of satan? I think about that when anything happens, be it a dream , vision, etc. I know satan will tell the truth, but also lie, so we really have to pay attention to what goes on and always ask for Gods help in this. He will guide us the right way.

    • JJ
      March 26, 2014

      Rebecca, Not long ago I had a dream about one of my grandson’s getting hit by a big truck. He lives in ND. I called my daughter immediatly and she warned him to be careful and he did. He’s alright. I had a dream a few months back that a very good friend of ours needed to have her blood looked at and I told her. She didn’t go to the doctor right away, but did after she started to get sick. She went and she’s fine now. The point I’m making is that once your close to God, you begin to see if its God who is sending you a message or satan. God does allow the angels to tell me things if He feels its to help anothers needs, but only if its Gods will. God does not do this all the time, only if he feels its necessary. God does not want us to be afraid because his love has no fear. When He wants us to know something, He’s not going to do it in a way to scare us, but satan or his demons will.
      We are not living in Gods world right now, but satan’s and so are his demons, but angels are here with us. Yes, demons will work on individuals minds and cause anxiety. Years ago one made me feel I was going out of my mind,but I held fast and then is when I learned [ on my own ] all I could about God. I have spent over 45 years now, reading, studing and doing much research about God. God is our answer to everything. He will hold you up as He has me. Get to know him and put on his whole armour as He said in the bible. He loves you and will stand by you. There is always an angel with you.

  9. Antoine
    February 23, 2014

    Hello happy souls , apart that everything is controlled and created by our minds , any kind of addiction happens to be a result of our thinking . As psychics can feel life through a different kind of lens addiction becomes not a punishment but rather a bliss. Who wants to be addicted ? hahahaha everyone , whether consciously or subconsciously we all cling to love – life and guess what ( reaching for cigarettes ) we all find “our group of people”- psychics no matter where we are . No one said that addiction has to be evil or bare most outrageous impacts on us, or I missed something ? Wishing you all most fantastic week ahead :) and may your thinking be filled with most positive and fabulous thoughts happy souls ;) just love this blog !

  10. Mark Hardstaff
    February 22, 2014

    I have been telling people for years I don’t believe I can be addicted to anything. And it’s true.
    So when I read this I saw me.

    But everyone is different I guess.

  11. Melissa
    February 22, 2014

    I have to disagree about the not having addictions part. I for one, suffer with addiction issues. Dont take away my cigarettes, Im stressed and anxious from feeling everyone elses emotions. Now, I dont deny that meditation and experience dealing with empathy should enable me to quit. I believe psychics that are aware of their ability are heathier because they are living in conciousness. However, most peoples that are psychic are highly empathic and don’t even recognize either ability in themselves. These people become highly psychologically disordered and use chemicals to cope.

    • craigweiler
      February 22, 2014

      Oh you can be addicted if you want to be. What I’m saying is that if you choose to quit you won’t find it as difficult as most people.

      • Melissa
        February 22, 2014

        Who wants to be addicted? I certainly dont nor have I had an easy time trying to quit my addiction. Its nice that you dont have this problem. All that Im saying is that we dont all wake up to our abilities clean, emotion-free psychics. Some of us have emotional, spiritual psychological issues that are deep rooted and caused by always picking up on other peoples emotions. Some of us use smoking as a social barrier or as a release of the stress we encounter as we feel too deeply. This is probably something that only applies to people that are recently aware that they are psychic or dont know how to release other peoples feelings. But I can say that I have always been psychic, Ive only realized it within the last two years. I have always struggled with addiction and dont find it any easier to quit as a psychic, even when I chose to.

        • craigweiler
          February 22, 2014

          Hi Melissa,
          First of all, a lot of psychic people come into adulthood pretty scarred. You have a lot of company and that includes me.

          You recognize that smoking serves a purpose for you so you’re very aware of the emotional aspect of the addiction. You know yourself, which gives a leg up on most people. If you find another way of dealing with the stress I think you’ll be able to drop the smoking.

          It took me a long time to deal with stress. It’s really hard.

        • José Antonio Ramos
          February 23, 2014

          Melissa,
          I find that addiction for psychic people has something to do with the expectations (conscience or unconscience) of others. To “cope” implies compensating for external factors.

          The next time you try to quit one of your addictions try to hang around the people that perceive and receive you in the manner you like to project. I feel as though you will find it much easier to quit anything in that manner.

          Conversely, if you hang around those that see you in the manner you do not like to project, you may encounter resistance, hence addiction.
          José Antonio

  12. Mark
    February 13, 2014

    I am hoping someone can explain this to me……?.
    I have physic experiences with females that later show interest in me.
    I am single, so looking for a partner. (I believe I already know who this is) but it happens with a lot of women.
    I do not understand this at all.

    • Anthony Jarrel Williams
      April 1, 2014

      Mr. Mark, my name is Anthony Jarrel Williams and I love Mr. Weiller’s website! It’s filled to the brim with psychic information that has helped tons of people, including myself. I’ve noticed that I have a kind of automatic ” energetic sexual hypnosis” towards people of both sexes and that it’s quite annoying! :D I think that they feel our higher auras and are attracted to the purity of our energy like moths to a bright light.

  13. Sweetlee
    February 12, 2014

    Thank you for the well written and thought out article. You should apply for a study grant. Get a few physicians and the like to agree on some sort of questionaire maybe.

    I have had many of the same psi experiences. My great grandmother used to call me an old soul. I dreamt of things happening to people, some I knew some I had never met prior to or as it was taking place. I seemed to “get” things very easily and well ahead of my time. I could “feel” someone, who they really were. Example. I remember a man comming to the door, I was five, I stood behind my father’s leg as I usually had peering around at him. I could feel him like gritty gum from a sidewalk gnashing in my teeth, now I didn’t feel it in my teeth rather that is the gritty feeling he felt like inside. I had felt people before but, that was an intense feeling I will never forget. At a young age I thought everyone could do the same.
    If I had a bad dream about my father or a relative, they took it very seriously. The outside world to my dismay, did not. I had imaginary friends. Not many real ones. I still have a hard time socially because I find most people do not want me to see thier true selves nor thier true intentions. I don’t see a point in them hiding, from others, but mostly from themselves. People tend to do almost anything to avoid knowing even themselves. I definately experienced elevated senses during puberty, and with pregnancy and childbirth. I have not reached menopause. I am 49% left and 51% right brained according to a test I took in college. I have a very vivid and long term memory (can still tell you the atomic weight of every element from high school , exactly 20 yrs. ago.) My first confirmed memory was from age two. Although I am intelligent I am interested in so many things that I doubt I’ll ever stay in the same line of work. I am very artistic, paint, draw, even ran a tattoo studio for two years. I went to nursing after that, website design, photography, graphics design, computer repair I built mine, languages seem to flow easily, I can speak three, I found I can decipher most convetsations easily in almost any language. I lose my passion for something once I’ve mastered it and find myself quickly moving to something new. I have always been a might owl and had frequent oobe’s and lucid dreams. I’ve always had experiences with shadow figures. I never found myself sticking to any habits. Tried many different substances but, never found myself addicted to any. I don’t prefer to drink, and am not a fan of hallucinogens. Marijuana was the only thing I did on more than a few occasions. I’ve never liked the downer feeling either, although mild sedatives have helped me sleep in the past. I am overly sensitive, anxiety and ptsd, depression until I crossed paths with a wonderful hollistic psychologist. SSRI’s had such an adverse affect the doctor listed it as an allergic reaction to avoid any further complications. I hope some of this info was helpful.

  14. Ionut
    February 11, 2014

    I would like to talk about my experience since searching for an answer lead me to this article. I am a 24 year old male. I have known pain, humiliation and rejection as friends in primary school. I had a very bad childhood at home with a lot of trauma. Because of continuous unhappiness, I have lived all my life with acute anxiety and depression. They are my friends, anyway what is important is that I know to be a sensitive person. I have a impression that I get people very soon, If I focus I can feel them as they are, can even give me a sick sensation. But one night it was different.

    I was playing with my flatmate on the console one night. I was feeling very guilty and anxious like always but with a touch of extra on top. I had an exam the next day for which i did not study. And so while we were playing suddenly my cheerful friend stops and has a feeling of sick and afraid. For me it was usual, because I usually get immersed in the feeling. My friend stops me and asks me if I’m alright and when I stop the game I felt too a change. When I looked at him I understood what he felt, he was feeling exactly like me but could not cope with the feeling. His hole body was shaking, he tried to clench his fists to calm down. It actually did not work to calm him , and for a while there was a deep sensation of enormous pressure. When I started to calm myself down, I realized that his feeling would disappear to. I asked myself this, If we were hanging out like normal and this happened, what was the foreign element here. What was new, I think for sure that in a moment my mind connected with his and I projected my tremendous fear on him. I realized later that also happiness can be sent. I noticed that when I’m happy people stick to me and want to be in the center of my attention.

    I don’t know what to think, but if I could use this I would do it to change peoples racist behavior and probably teach them something about cooperation and love. O and get them out of the houses and outside fighting capitalism and resource exploitation or something like that

    • craigweiler
      February 12, 2014

      This totally works, but you need some sort of connection with the other person before they will pick up your feelings. It also doesn’t work as well on highly sensitive people because they are used to it already and can shield somewhat.

      • Melissa
        February 22, 2014

        This is untrue. You can pick up on anyones emotions. If you are highly sensitive, you are like a tuning fork and pick up any vibration.

        • craigweiler
          February 22, 2014

          The ability to be aware of other people’s emotions also gives you the opportunity to do something about it.

          And just like you can be a tuning fork and pick up other people’s vibrations, that very same tuning fork can be used to tune other people.

          • Anthony Jarrel Williams
            April 1, 2014

            Very, very true. All it takes is one vibrational wave to change the wave of another person’s. If your energy is high enough, you can change a negative person’s energy just by being near him/her. :)

    • staginwinter@gmail.com
      April 13, 2014

      Actually, you’d be the perfect police emergency psychologist, because you could thoroughly convince someone who was about to cause serious harm to the public or hostages that s/he truly can trust you and you could calm that person down. Think of the mass shootings you could stop. Not a single shot would have to be fired. You could get terrorists to give up their hostages.

  15. spring racca
    December 21, 2013

    Every thing u have written is me. This world I live in is so much more.than people know .
    I am so aware of ones presence and feel their
    Pain long before I even know them.

    I’ve never had conformation from a respected source, but I always long to find out the truth.behind me and have some one tell me I’m not crazy and the things I see r real and true.

    • craigweiler
      December 21, 2013

      The best thing is to meet people who are like you. You can join a meet up group through the Internet or go to a Unitarian church and check it out.

  16. Stacy
    December 9, 2013

    Hi, I read this and EVERY SINGLE THING DOWN TO THE DYSLEXIA ARE ME..TOO A T! I have 1 child of 3 that is now 19 of whom i have this VERY different connection with..almost like we understand each other on a different level. I am almost positive he has “experiences” . I however have only had one very unique experience but have ALWAYS felt a huge pull toward all things paranormal, psychic and supernatural or unexplained..I feel that i need to “unblock” my third eye somehow but really wish i could find a TRUE psychic or clarvoyant person whom could tell me if I am blocked or just don’t have the ability I feel is in me and can’t seem to channel/unlock or retrieve somehow..I am hoping someone will understand what I am trying to say/ask..and get info on by reading and writting on this site.
    There are so many people that are fake/ scammers and makes it hard to know or find out who to ask or go to for answers. I feel more and more isolated and as if I am truly misunderstood or just not understood at all! I would love to know if anyone else feels yhe way I have explained or can relate to my post here…ANY IDEAS TO FIGURE IT OUT..LET ME KNOW PLEASE!!

  17. mary lee
    November 28, 2013

    ,I found that I fit everyone of that criteria it’s almost scary and yes I have a have premonitions I know what people are going to say before they say it I have prophetic dreams.

  18. Joshua
    November 27, 2013

    Whenever I look into someone’s eyes I can just tell who they through a mixture if feeling and thought.
    I’m so sensitive where I feel others vibes so intensely I can’t think, breathe or feel my body when it’s negative. doesn’t mean I’m psychic, good read.

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  20. EC
    November 18, 2013

    Hi! I have officially never commented on message boards but I’ve finally started to look at my sensitivity more seriously .. All of these things ring true – guilt over feeling like I’m too sensitive to things that happen, incredible connection to animals, very artistic, always slightly on the outside, very overwhelmed in crowds and I often only have a few close friends I love time alone. Most noteably, I have dreams constantly that I recall vivid details in … And More often then not they come true, in some sense, later. I have been told my energy is strongly felt when I’m in a room despite my efforts to slide back. I’ve bed. Told I’m more than Average self Aware.
    I’m looking for more resources – Are there a list of books (sorry if I’ve missed them) you could recommend on these topics (esp dreams, are they called precognative?)

  21. T. Paul
    November 12, 2013

    I’ve been sensitive all my life. I remember being a baby seeing people with bright colors looking in on me. I was adopted at a young age and by 4 these “things” would try to interact with me. As I got older I realized they were spirits. My abilities have only gotten stronger and more complex as I’ve aged. I don’t fit in and learned in a harsh way to not let people close. People have always been afraid of me and it took a long time to understand others just aren’t like me. I can heal, see auras and energy, manipulate energy into heat, hear, see, and interact with spirits, have visions of past and future as well as know when and how people are going to die. My parents had me tested in every way til they gave up. I was told I had to be cursed. I’ve always had God and morals that even my parents said they never understood, but I’m still too different. I’ve learned to block a few abilities, but doing so seems to make me really sick and weak. I’m like a paranormal wrecking crew though. My husband has experienced many of these things with me. It freaks him out but he still loves me. I’m not sure I could be so strong if I were the normal one. The biggest things that changed me, and made me feel crazy were in school. I’d get in arguments with teachers because I knew the lesson plan I swear she taught last week, or arguments with friends because of something that I thought had happened. Its like being in the wrong spot of a time line. I still do this and my husband calls me on it. I trust him, so I have to believe I didn’t do whatever it was yet. The worst is seeing your loved ones die or world disasters and not being able to stop them. I’ve tried, believe me. After my Uncle no one would talk to me. I begged him not to leave and take the next few days off. I told him what road not to go on. I’m directionally challenged so that’s something in itself. He just told me if it was his time it was his time. When he had the accident he looked ok afterwards, but I knew he had til the next night. He had problems breathing and went to the hospital. He requested to see me and we knew it was good bye. It was months before my family talked to me and even longer to look me in the eyes. Then soon after I saw 9-11. I didn’t understand what the towers were so as a kid I drew what I saw. I remember sitting in class and the teacher putting the TV on the news. I also remember asking about the other planes. Old news for me, when asked I explained what “happened”. Needless to say even my favorite teacher crossed the hall and avoided me. When your a kid and don’t understand what’s going on its rough. I had no one to talk to and lost all my friends. I can only believe that God sent me through this to help my kids. Luckily, none of them are as over loaded as I am. They all have only 1-2 abilities so far and I pray it stays that way. They are young and I’ve stood against horrible things to protect them. They have strong gifts which is part of the reason I home school. I want them to feel normal or at least comfortable in their skin, not an outcast. I often wonder if being crazy would be easier. I guess all we can do is try to endure what we can everyday and give the rest to God.

  22. Sandy
    November 11, 2013

    Im an introvert,mixedanded but mainly left handed.I can sense if someone is good or bad.I have struggled with depression since I was 12 years old, when an accident happened to my family and I lost 2 siblings,I was with them at the time, 5 minutes before the accident I had an awful feeling of dread come over me.It hit me like a ton of bricks and i knew something bad was going to happen.Ive had a couple of other experiences like this one and ive learned to trust my feelings.The hardest part is when you are young, and you dont understand what is going on,and you think there is something wrong with you.One of the only things to help is my relationship and faith with god.

  23. Rick
    November 6, 2013

    It’s scary how most of us all here have so many things in common from how we feel , think , and even from the subject on animals and jobs or interests to art and being night owls. In a way the what part of sensitive dont you understand section i just read makes me feel better knowing that this is all actually extremely common amongst us but at the same time bothers me that there’s so many more people that also have to go through the more negative aspects mentioned in the list. And Craig thank you for helping me understand more about myself with this list than I thought I would by finally deciding to research this topic . And for the skeptics recently mentioned , everybody is entitled to there own opinions but you can’t just completely dismiss the fact that so many people here and I’m sure other places or threads describe so much of the same experiences and have so much more than normal that’s similar with one another . And I’m sure the higher percentage of people here who were genuinely researching this topic didn’t just wake up and decide that on that day there gonna go online to stumble on this forum and start making stuff up about themselves. And on a psychic one for that matter lol

  24. James.m
    November 4, 2013

    Humm…wat a wonderful gift 4rm d creator,i feel like a super-human or immotal i have escaped death like 6-7times without me running away 4d scene of death it jst passed over me.people tend 2like me even before going 2them,animals tamed ones just fell in luv wth me. I love these indeed an a special human specie!

  25. Rick
    November 4, 2013

    Hi my names Rick, I am also a “feeler” (At least i think, as this is the first time I’ve heard that term but makes total sense to me. ) Along with being able to occasionally know when something bad will happen in the near future the moment I wake up . I am young only 23 but have been dealing with this (I don’t know what to call it and if its even the case because I too doubt myself sometimes) since I could remember , very young. I can’t help but feel other people’s pain and emotions even when there not directly around me and even if they try and hide there emotions to the utmost perfection. I can also see ” more like a detailed feeling that paints a sorta mental picture that i cant actually physically see but feel ” consequences happen for people’s actions before anything even happens . And I’m positive it’s not just common sense thinking . It’s hard to explain but I’m sure you understand . Medications never worked for me as a child and I began to feel like a medical test dummy so I stopped taking medication because I was getting mixed results from anxiety to bipolar to being told its only acute depression . Plus at a certain point in life I just knew medication wasn’t going to solve my problems and that it was something more but never suspected that what I’m dealing with had anything to do with causing my depression until more recently maybe 18 yrs old . It’s difficult because I have my own things going on In my life right now for example recently losing my son and x fiancé and moving back to newyork only for a hurricane to come and take everything I had left less than 2 weeks later so that was hard enough and only scratches the surface yet I still can’t focus on my own life occurrences because I am overly sensitive to everything and everyone’s feelings around me to an extent . ” at least I hope to an extent and that I’m not feeling EVERYONE’S emotions around me ” Even though it feels like that at times . I’m sorry for the very long post I never spoke openly about this and needed to so its just flowing out plus its all difficult to deal with and this seems to put my mind at ease even if its just for the moment. ” Whats most difficult is the emotional part and being extremely sensitive almost to the point that I feel I can be paranoid at times for no reason when absolutely nothing has happened for me to be the way or feel the way I do at certain times along with crying for no reason at different times throughout the day or night . Even at this moment I am upset just talking about this and trying to describe it . Even my mother noticed some things about me when I was younger for instance ( i had long forgotten but remembered clearly afterwards about this until years later when something similar happened with me again and my mom had told me about that morning and how it wasnt something she brushed off but instead baffled her) on the morning of 9/11 /01 my mother had come in my room to wake me up for school ” I believe 6th or 7th grade ” and for no apparent reason when I opened my eyes I felt weak over tired and I was upset if I remember correctly I was tearing but I know I felt overwhelmed and scared and the first words I said was mom is something bad gonna happen today and she said no baby everything is fine and then I rephrased myself and said no mom something bad is gonna happen today please don’t go to work ” and she works in a building almost directly across the street from the World Trade Center and her bus drops her off in front of that building around 9 something a.m and on that day I found out she was supposed to go to the W.T.C to her second office there that morning as soon as she got off the bus before going to her usual building.” Well long story short ” a little late for that lol ” she told me no everything’s fine and I listened and got ready for school then left on a school bus. By some miracle she got a random call from a neighbor a few blocks away asking to please take her food shopping before work and to be late and she did even though she is always on time if not early . My mothers life was saved that day since the late bus she took was just getting to the Verrazano bridge and stopped by traffic as the first building was hit only minutes earlier when she should of been in that building . She flew to my school to pic me up and explained everything to me and I was in shock because I remembered that morning and how I knew something was going to happen and felt overwhelmed with emotions including the odd feeling of feeling like running or hiding or just staying home with mom which was unusual at that time because I was always out with friends and didn’t like to be inside bored. So to me its more than just feeling its knowing things I shouldn’t be able to know a lot of the times. It’s gotten to the point that I have been home and in my room with minimal socializing and no job and barely go outside at all anymore because i cant deal with it , i dont blame this all on only this subject because there is a bit more like just becoming a little lazy which really isnt me, i have adhd at least thats what im told since i was 8 and even now and am usually fast talking and naturally hyper, happy and enjoy making people laugh even if it makes me look ridiculous lol but i think when everything went wrong earlier this year i stayed in from depression and then realized i didnt feel as overwhelmed and judgemental as when im outside or around people throughout the day and picking things up left and right like my brain never stops processing thoughts for even a minute even when i sleep. I am happy with what I have in life like the loving caring hard working and amazing mother I was blessed with and the beautiful child I was blessed with and with who I am today as a person and dont get me wrong I take pride and enjoy helping others but I feel like I can’t help but always need to satisfy and ease other people’s emotions and needs to the point that Its hard to get a fix or pinpoint my own needs and emotions because I’m always picking up on everyone else’s so much that I tend to forget about myself . I do pick up on positive energy too of course but I can’t help but feel I’m more sensitive to negative emotions like when someone is sad or upset or how they have something big going on in there life that is having a negative effect on them even if they hide it and never say a word to me about anything negative going on at all. I see beyond there smiles as if I don’t see with my eyes at all but instead feel with them so I just know when things aren’t right . Also I can’t help but always ask ” are you ok? ” for what seems no reason at all and when people say yea and I tell them I know something’s wrong and tell them to a T how there feeling ( it kinda feels like there my own emotions but I know there not ) they have this look like there confused but people open up to me anyway almost immediately afterwards and I’m always told that they dont know why but they just feel like they could tell me anything because its like I can read them and im easy to talk to and that they could just trust me with whats going on as if they feel I already know and understand them but they don’t know why. And in my opinion I think it’s mostly because I tell them things about themselves at that moment that i shouldn’t of known like there specific feelings or things there dealing with at that time or maybe just my energy because I’m also told by everybody even people i just meet that there comfortable around me . So this does have positive effects on life also. But where does that leave me ? Without any room to feel for myself so when I do get a chance to at least try its always confusion and being upset because I don’t know or remember how I myself feel and If its my emotions I’m feeling or instead again someone else’s . I wake up crying sometimes for no reason when I myself am not even upset and things could be going perfectly fine at that time . And trust me I can tell the difference between when I’m depressed at a specific time and when the emotions are for some other unknown reason . I also have read this and thought the same thing you did . It made total sense to a T how it described me . It’s very hard being able to read people so perfectly even without knowing them for more than 10 minutes but it has made me a very good judge of character and has had a big part in who I befriended and trusted over the years because its made it eerily easy to see right through the ill intended people and distinguish the good from the bad and the honest from the dishonest while still at the same time showing respect to both because you have to give people chances and at the same time be sure not to just turn your back on someone you meet just because you had a ” feeling ” about them and give them a chance to be different from what you’ve picked up off them and then if it doesn’t work for the better you know you were just reassured that your guess was correct and from there I follow my better judgement and move on . I’ve learned to give chances to most ( not all because sometimes i get such a bad reading from someone that i just stay away.) before making decisions that are based upon what I picked up from them even though i already know most of the time what I picked up turns out to be right. There’s a lot more to the things I can do that can’t normally be explained but there harder for me to talk about and again i apologize for the long read but this is really the first time I have opened up and talked about all this ( because of fear of being judged or looked at like I’m nuts ) besides to the very few maybe 3 people all females that noticed on there own by things I say or know which I shouldn’t and things I say and then it happens and they remember so they brought it up to me and I told them kind of in a joking sense that I might be psychic without making them think that I really think that . One of them insist they think I really am but I still never told them that I really think i am. So this is a first for me and had years of building up so I had to get some off my chest . Thank you all for listening and please if anyone has come up with a solution for me to deal with and accept but at the same time be able concentrate on my own feelings and not let what i pick up get in the way of my normal everyday life and get out without letting this sensitivity to things get in the way of how I feel because it has had an effect in a way on my everyday life then more advice would be helpful and thanks for sharing your experiences .

  26. Jeana
    November 3, 2013

    Loved this! Thank you. I’ve always known I was different but I just go with the flow. My ability makes me question my abilities – I know that might sound weird, but for instance. When I have an instant thought I go with it cuz it’s never guided me wrong. When I find that I’m processing to much I get lost in the thought if I’m making it up – intuition or wishful thinking, then I shut down and become quiet like I’m waiting for the answer. I get short flashes or visions of things. Basically I find myself in a state of knowing without to much knowledge of the situation. Now my daughter 17 is experiencing simular things. She gets tears from out of the blue not crying just tears streaming down her face? Cats seem to be around a lot and recently she has told me she sees things – for instance she says mom I see people. When I asked what that means she said the other day she was driving and saw a man in all brown clothes just standing on the side of the street when she looked back he was gone like he never exsisted. Do these seem natural to you have you? Both her and I are exstremely sensitive, me so more then her. Days I feel like im just not liked. If none of this makes vanheuklon sence it’s okay it actually felt good to type it :)

  27. Andrea
    November 2, 2013

    Hey I am 18 years old and I am confused. I don’t know whether I am physic, a lightworker or a natural witch. Ever since I was a child, my animals and loved ones that past away would appear to me in dreams or in the day. I love animals and seam to have a bond with any animal I encounter, nature is calming to me and I can sense people’s emotions, sometimes I can predict when a certain person is going to text me or someone is going to show up at my house, I can sense my family when they are near me. Sometimes when I go to new places it feels as if I already was there. It seams like a attract hurt people and people tend to like me. Can you please help me?

    • craigweiler
      November 2, 2013

      I’m not sure what sort of help you’re asking of me, but based on your description, it does sound like you’re psychic.

  28. John
    October 6, 2013

    Everyone is very much on the right track with the mechanics of a reality that is interspersed with another that “can not exist” but does. I haven’t read every post but God will show you that the truth behind it all is simply him if you seek that truth humbly before him. The power is in you but you are not the power. I am perhaps the luckiest person alive to have been given the knowledge that I have given, and it has been at least a thirty year journey. Stay with him and he will stay with you.

    • José Antonio Ramos
      October 6, 2013

      I assure you that what your experiencing or have experienced is very real. Unfortunately interpreting it in the fashion that you do is very troubling and very common. I urge you not to subscribe to or limit yourself to the boundaries set by the contrived tradition and culture that precedes you. Truth is elusive but some of it is attainable. Perhaps in another thirty years you will be able and open to understand.

  29. Justin smith
    October 1, 2013

    I have felt all of these things got a long as I can remember. Accompanied by a constant awareness of what is about to happen either immediately or within a certain amount of time. I can’t tell if im aware of what will happen or if if I’m causing it to Halen by thinking about it. I used to feel as if I was m losing my mind which started my panic attacks but as I learned to control my thoughts I learned to r use what I thought would happen to make combative decision but I am still learning and always will. I cannot stand to see suffering or pain in anyone friend or foe. I have the most vivid imagination imaginable therefore I easily can put myself in someone else’s place and feel every bit of pain, emotion and can usually even imagine their exact thoughts. I would appreciate any firm of guidance anyone has to offer I am very open to any and all information or knowledge. Justin smith 4933997994 calgary Alberta justingmsmith@gmail.com

  30. anon 2
    September 29, 2013

    Hi

    I was a born psychic but only really realised it in my teen
    Years. I m now 30 years and its still a
    problem for me. Sometimes I feel like I’m loosing
    My mind. Some people call it a gift. But some
    Times I wonder if its a punishment for all
    My sins maybe. Anyways no one in my family
    Really understands me.
    Sometimes I can’t differentiate between my feelings
    And the next persons.

    I hate crowds. I can’t stand certain people cause
    Their negative vibes make me feel so ill.
    I dream about stuff b4 it happens, I feel like
    De javu sometimes. I can read peoples thoughts
    I can pick up vibes over a chat with someone
    Over internet or the phone. I have flashes of things
    That happened or are about to happen. I know when something
    Evil is around. My body begins to shake.

    I have felt death b4 it took the people. Its a cold
    Sick feeling. Your body goes numb and icy. I don’t
    Know how else to explain it
    I feel everything from the atmosphere.

    Every emotion for me is heightened. Anger turns to rage
    I don’t just get sad I get depressed. Sometimes
    I cry cause the pain is to much yet that pain isn’t mine

    I can sense the littlest things from the amostphere
    Peoples pain. Animals. trees. Plants.
    Mother earths pain.

    Sometimes it feels like electric current
    from the atmostphere
    Is rushing into every pore of my body at high speed

    My dad had what I have only now he’s passed away
    And I guess I have inherited it.

    I barely sleep. I live in my bedroom most of the time
    Cause the outside world sometimes becomes
    To overwhelming for me. I have healing abilities
    As well but I’m to afraid of it.

    I fear no one and nothing except myself. Some
    One said to me that I need to open my 3rd eye
    Well I’m too afraid to. I have been told that
    I need to accept what I have. Well I’m just to scared
    Anyways these are just some of the things I can
    Do. I may come across as weird to some people
    But if u are someone like me ul know how difficult
    Everyday is

    • Benjamin
      September 29, 2013

      I normally don’t comment but this really hit close to home for me im the same way I can feal energy and even say who it is whith out seein I sence them and plants water everything I dont leave my place to much eather I get what I call drunk with pain and emotions im trying to control it but its hard sometimes when I acadently get inside someones head its hard to stay out n get on my own train of though I cant find anyone around me that understands I constally feal as if im goin insane It sucks so bad to feal like ur the only one in the world that’s like urself I saw my first what I called zombiefied corpse sad pouting in the cornder cloth ripped blooded face and body a light blue mist in color a full body ghost I never saw them like that before never a corpse I haven’t slept in 4 days my only sanity is my 3 dogs that help keep me grounded I just wanted u to know ur not alone and everything u said helped me feal the same way all I can say is if u have a rough time leaveing I recomend headphones and music its the only way I can stand to be around people and smokein pot helps dumbing down my extra sences too I too am a healer and very afraid of it also as well as my other gifts and sences thank again for sharein

    • Justin smith
      October 1, 2013

      I have felt all of these things got a long as I can remember. Accompanied by a constant awareness of what is about to happen either immediately or within a certain amount of time. I can’t tell if im aware of what will happen or if if I’m causing it to Halen by thinking about it. I used to feel as if I was m losing my mind which started my panic attacks but as I learned to control my thoughts I learned to r use what I thought would happen to make combative decision but I am still learning and always will. I cannot stand to see suffering or pain in anyone friend or foe. I have the most vivid imagination imaginable therefore I easily can put myself in someone else’s place and feel every bit of pain, emotion and can usually even imagine their exact thoughts. I would appreciate any firm of guidance anyone has to offer I am very open to any and all information or knowledge. Justin smith 4933997994 calgary Alberta justingmsmith@gmail.com

    • truer
      October 8, 2013

      anon2, I too have many of the abilities you have. This has been going on for many years. For 54 years now, I have studied, read and researched Gods word and have learned much. Yes, there is a God and there is a satan. People like us have like an inborn right brain that picks up things. I do not use these abilities unless I know they are not from satan. God said to test the spirits, if they be evil or good. I do that by Gods word and what I have learned from him. I do not go out of my way to tell anyone what I pick up if I can help it. I know satan can use these abilities against us if we don’t know the difference. If you stay close to God, He will stay close to you even with this. You will learn the difference between who God is and who satan is. God loves you and He will stay with you. Just do what I have to do at times when things happen…ask yourself, is this of God or satan? Staying close to God will help you with the answers. There is so much more I could say here, but the main thing is…stay close to God, love him and obey him by way of the 10 Commandments, to the best of your ability.

    • kd
      January 23, 2014

      same here mannn itll be all good just do good things

  31. Anonymous
    September 28, 2013

    Thank you for creating such a wonderful resource. I consider myself to be a skeptic. albeit an open minded one. I have had many experiences over the course of my life which have caused me to question what the ¨truth¨is about Eastern mysticism and psychic intuitive abilities. I am what many people would consider to be a highly sensitive empathic person if not a garden variety psychic. I look forward to seeing future articles

  32. anon
    September 8, 2013

    Craig, I’ve seen you mention Ritchey’s ASP book in a positive light, both here on your blog, and elsewhere on the Internets. Would you be at all open to doing an article that would be a book review of it? Perhaps I’m not the only one who would appreciate something like that.

    I learned about his book years ago, read some Amazon reviews of it, and read the free samples of the book that were available on the website. Probably read through his questionnaire as well. Somehow I just didn’t click with David Ritchey. Though, on and off, I toyed with the idea of ordering the book. I was intrigued. And still am, especially now, having been exposed to your writing. But there was always some internal resistance, on my part, to the book.

    What am I resisting? It’s a little too fuzzy to fully get a grip on and to clearly explain, but I seemed to feel that the book would be a little too woo-woo, a little too disorganized, and a little too subjective and laden with the author’s own biases, personal politics, personal baggage, opinions and filters. Presented as facts. I guess I am worried about wasting time and money, investing emotionally, getting my hopes up, and not getting any peace or genuine insight out of it. The topic of sensitivity is close to my heart. And I have read both some deeply helpful, and some quite unhelpful, things on the topic. But I could be completely off about Ritchey’s book here. It’s just a gut feeling on my part.

    You seem to present Ritchey’s book as serious and rigorous, which would be really wonderful. I really like the way you write about that book.

    I was raised around a lot of New Agey type stuff. And I guess, perhaps, like some kids who are raised around fundamentalist Christianity, and later consciously choose to leave it behind, I have somewhat of a distaste for it. Based on my own subjective experience of (what I perceive as) the associated ideological and behavioral hypocrisy of that whole scene.

    Science has its own blind spots. Its own prejudices, politics, taboos, ideologies, knowledge-filters and dogmas. No doubt about it. But, the way I see it, it is no less so in New Age Land. There are also dogmas, politics, unstated assumptions, snake oil sales-persons, and silly fundamentalisms there, worthy of any backwoods Baptist (sorry!) or materialist scientist. Since the constellation of ideas, practices, opinions, insights and disciplines that I would loosely gather under the umbrella of “New Age”, often deal with things that are more subtle, more subjective, less universally-perceptible, and harder to pin down than what materialist science deals with…I would say that the same problems that are there in science exist to an EVEN GREATER DEGREE in New Age/parapsychology. Though it is, without a doubt, a field that I find fascinating.

    For the sake of fuller disclosure: I have been fascinated with ghosts, UFOs, Loch Ness monsters, and all such matters Fortean since childhood. And have been fascinated with religion(s), mysticism, God, gods, yoga, and meditation since adolescence. I have a B.Sc. degree, but am not just some blind and stubborn skeptic.

    I have to say that I have resonated more with your few pithy comments about Ritchey’s book, then with anything that I read in the free samples of the book itself. And more than with any review of his book that I read on Amazon. Respectfully…would love to read a deeper exploration of the book from you.

    Thanks for reading.

    • craigweiler
      September 8, 2013

      Hi Anon,
      Putting on my psychic, New Age hat, I would say that if Ritchey’s book causes such a reaction for you, then it’s probably best to buy the thing and read it.

      Putting on my Rational Thinker hat, here’s my take on the book. It was intended to be read by researchers, not the New Age crowd. He cites studies and provides evidence for his assertions so that you know that he’s not just going off based on some thoughts in his head.

      People who take the time to do the research, both their own and reading what other people have done, (Ritchey has done this) are more credible in my opinion.

      • anon
        September 8, 2013

        Thanks, man. :-)

  33. anon
    September 8, 2013

    Another nice article. Thank you, Craig.

    I did LSD twice in adolescence, and hallucinogenic mushrooms a few times around the same time.

    The second LSD experience was so intense that, in a very real sense, I am still processing it to this day. It wasn’t necessarily bad, but it was HEAVY. Really deep stuff. Philosophical insights, psychological insights. Insights about my family, about patterns in my life. Not what I had been planning on, exactly. I was dancing at a rave, and all these things were going on internally. I had been reading a lot of Carlos Castaneda at the time, having been introduced to his writing by my father. Who in turn had been introduced to Castaneda by a friend of the family. An acquaintance of mine had also been reading Terence McKenna. I don’t remember too much from what he told me about McKenna, other than some stuff about UFOs (which I was not really ready for) and some stuff about “heroic doses” (which felt more up my alley). Anyway, it was a really profound trip.

    I had some friends who had done LSD around 90 or a 100 times. I can’t even begin to imagine doing anything like that, given the processing time that I have needed to unwrap, digest and assimilate my second experience with it.

    The first LSD experience, by contrast, was more fun and light and easy. Just a shared adventure with friends. And that first LSD was probably cut with speed, at least to some extent.

    I never liked the feeling that alcohol gave me. Just got a little dizzy, a little goofy, a little sleepy and a little nauseous. I just didn’t find the feeling fun at all. Didn’t feel good. Didn’t like the smell of it either. Still don’t. Consequently, I drank very little.

    The fact that I have an alcoholic family member might have also contributed somewhat to my dislike of booze, at least in the sense of de-glamourizing it, but it wasn’t only that.

    As a side note: I’m open to the possibility that the family member in question may have some degree of intuitive/psychic ability, which they were overwhelmed by, unable to process or make sense of, and which they were attempting to medicate/escape from using alcohol.

    I used to like weed and hash, and smoked it with increasing frequency as the end of high school neared. But then, at one point, I just had enough. Smoked my last joint on the first day of University, at a friend’s house, and had my last beer not too long after that. Have not used recreational consciousness-altering substances since the mid-90s.

    I’m glad to see you mention Kyra Mesich. I read her book, some years ago, around the time that I was trying to read all I could about HSPs. Her perspective/recommendation on yarrow flowers is interesting. For some time, I would consume yarrow flower herbal tea, as a sort of experiment, to see if it aided at all in managing sensitivity.

    If you haven’t read it, another interesting book is G. Burton Appleford MD’s 1988 “Sensitivity: Agony or Ecstasy”. I think I first became aware of it via Elaine Aron’s “Comfort Zone” newsletter, and ended up getting a copy of the book through an inter-library loans service.

    Take care.

    • Justin smith
      October 1, 2013

      I am the same with alcohol as well

  34. Sapphyreopal5
    August 26, 2013

    I find it very interesting how your blog mentions how a lot of psychic people (even women) have “hypersexuality”, as I think I am one of those types of women. These are my thoughts on that particular point. People tend to think that sexuality is restricted merely to sexual behavior which is actually not quite true. From what I understand, sexuality is actually more of an attitude or a part of our personality that’s about how we connect and feel towards other people (physically, emotionally, mentally, etc.). It involves biological sex and anatomy & physiology, gender, sexual function and practice as well as how we socially and sexually interact with other people. Now with that being said, with psychic people I think that the reason why a lot of them can be “hypersexual” is because they feel a stronger connection or a stronger desire to connect with people generally speaking perhaps (and a better ability to “read” people).
    Now if you want to get into say chakras and such, I tend to believe that people who have a more “complete sexuality” have their chakras more in alignment and balance, therefore having a stronger connection with oneself and in that a better ability to connect with others. To me having your chakras more in alignment would make one more balanced and perhaps less inhibited than the average individual. In this, they are “wired” naturally to possibly be more expressive of themselves. That or they could go the opposite route and have “hyposexuality” because they are so sensitive to other people’s energies and it can be overloading for them (since hey a lot of psychic people need time alone to “recharge” a lot and some already experience sensory overload frequently as it is). Those are just my own personal thoughts and anyone is free to correct me.

    Great post overall. I love this blog you have going, please keep up the excellent work!

  35. david
    August 19, 2013

    this is a really cool blog, you’re all really lucky you have those powers…
    i’m just wondering, do you think it’s possible there’s an in-between between psychic and normal – for instance for normal people to have occasional beyond-nature experiences without them necessarily being “psychics”. Like, my personality does include some common traits of psychics – sensitivity, empathy, nature, music…- but also doesn’t coincide with alot of the other ones- like introversion, animals, avoidance of conflict – and also i’ve taken alot of the online “card-guessing” psychic tests and usually do average- indicating no pyshic ability. Yet, i have had experiences in my life, like several dreams- some i’ve had as a child, some recently , that have more-or-less clearly reflected the future. also, i’ve had a few other occurrences that were seemingly beyond-nature, like in elementary school i told someone that something (uncommon) would happen to him, which then happened within a week.

    Are these signs of psychic ability, or just a few random things without much significance?

    • craigweiler
      August 19, 2013

      Hi David,
      In answer to your first question, yes. There are people with all shades of psychic ability including those display psychic ability through avoidance. (They meant to do something but ended up doing the opposite.)

      The cards aren’t a very good test of psychic ability. Testing for it is actually quite complicated. A lot of people have precognitive dreams, so this is probably something meaningful. I’m not really able to judge other people’s experiences, you really have to do that for yourself.

  36. Elizabeth
    August 12, 2013

    I have always been a little different….

    I am a little on the accepting side of things because I am genuinely too scared to accept the facts.

    Everything you wrote above fits me to a T minus the artistic trait… I do however have an extreme love for natural and feel my calmest when I am in environments that feel more “pure” to me (if that even makes any sense)

    As a child I lived in a house that my family said weird things happened in. I was not told of any of these things, yet I had a friend in which i spoke to that I called them man, which to this day I don’t care to try to remember (I’m too afraid to know)

    A friend of mine became pregnant shortly after I had my daughter and the day before her ultrasound she came over and I knew when she came over that her baby didn’t develop and was essentially dead (I did not share this will her)

    Again, a few months later while I was driving to see a friend the thought of her being pregnant came to me. I hadn’t seen her in over a year and we didn’t really talk often, but I within 15 minutes of being around her I couldn’t help it and I blurted out “you’re pregnant, how far along are you?” She didn’t know that she was of course said she wasn’t. A month later I received a text message informing me that she was indeed pregnant.

    I also knew the day that my daughter’s egg implanted (I did the math) and distinctly remember telling a friend that I thought I was pregnant. I took a test, but of course it’s far too early for any store bought test to pick up and it came up negative. I was still extremely skeptical, but accepted that it said I wasn’t pregnant (I wasn’t trying)

    Anyway, there are a lot of unexplainable things that I have said/done over the years that simply do not make any sense to me whatsoever.

    I have had experiences where I have like someone has entered a room and I know for a fact that there is indeed nobody there.

    I’m sure you can tell by now that I’m accepting of whatever it is that I do and it genuinely scares me. My anxiety can get quite out of control at times as well…

    • craigweiler
      August 12, 2013

      For whatever it’s worth, on this website you’re understood and accepted.

      • Elizabeth
        August 12, 2013

        Thank you :) I’m having a rough week with sensitivity.

    • Elizabeth
      August 12, 2013

      I should probably expand on a few more things.

      The negative pregnancy test that I took too early ended up being a positive a month later.

      My S/O had talked years ago about wanting children someday. In the middle of this conversation I told him that our first child would be a female and what her name would be. Of course my choice of name was a controllable factor, but me knowing that she was going to be a girl wasn’t.

      When I met my S/O at the age of 15 while I was dating somebody else I could have told you in the two minute meet and greet that we would have History and that our first child was going to be a girl with the name that we have given her.

      Things like this scare and confuse me beyond belief and I don’t know if I want to embrace it.

      There are so many strange things that can do unexpectedly that scare and confuse me.

      I am fairly lazy at times, so I can honestly tell you that I didn’t really read your entire post. I did read anything that was point form.

      I am an easily anxious person with a gigantic heart. I feel the pain of others and and feel very overwhelmed in loud, crowded places where there are too many things happening at the same time.

      In school I was liked, but more of an outcast and I kinda like it that way. I am sociable, but can only handle a limit of three people at one time or I withdraw myself. I had learning disorders as a child and still have to work through them as an adult.

    • truer
      November 3, 2013

      Elizabeth, I too have had many experiences. Such as knowing if some one is going to die, I have visions of the future at times, etc. I am very careful to what comes to me, as I know too, there is a satan and there are demons [ I have seen them and they have taunted me my whole life ], but I also know God and He has helped me a lot with all of this. It has taken me 54 years to learn the difference between satan and God. Like I told someone else on this site…God tells us to test the spirits to see if they are good or bad. The only way one can do this is by knowing who God is and that way, you know who satan is, then you’ll know if what ever you experience is of God or satan. Having this ability can also become a vain thing and we have to be very careful of that, as satan will use it against you. I’m fixing to turn 72 in a few days and this has been with me since childhood and like I said, I spent 54 years doing nothing but reading, studing and researching what is in the bible, because I wanted to understand how to deal with all this. It still happens, but I better understand why and how to deal with it. When you were a kid and had a friend called man, I can tell you right now, it was a demon. Angels serve God and deliver what ever God ask them too, to an individual and they don’t hang around…unless God were to ask one to do that. But too, we all have an angel that does stay by us and watch over us. WE at this time do not live in Gods world, but satan’s. That you will find in the bible. That is why its so important to know the difference…be it God or satan.

  37. Julie
    August 3, 2013

    Hi, I’m not sure i fit in here as a psychic but the above descriptions mostly apply to me. I have suffered from anxiety over the years and take medication. I was bullied at school. I am artistic. I hate confrontation and will blame myself. Also i will replay over and over again the arguement and will go somewhere and cry. I hate myself for this and wish i could be stronger and not care. I will not travel to certain countries in case i see animals suffering. I have a dog and a bird. I worry about animals. My problem is holding it all in until one day i blow, so beware. LOL
    Apart from a peculiar episode of coincidences last year i have had no psychic experiences. I have been told by mediums and psychics that i have healing abilities and a natural psychic. Do they tell everyone this ? I am 47 next month so surely i would know by now. They also say i am starting to open up and will start to see signs.

    From Uk

    • craigweiler
      August 3, 2013

      Hi Julie,
      You certainly fit the profile of a psychic person based on your description, but if you want to be convinced then you have to start paying attention on a regular basis to the information that you receive and how accurate it is. Most people, even properly trained skeptics have some healing ability, so that isn’t such a big deal.

      One scientific theory that seems to be supported is that psychic ability normally works under the radar of conscious thought all the time. It is only really noticeable in some situations where you cannot find an important answer any other way. It takes time to get enough evidence to be convinced, so don’t feel like you have to know right away. If your intent is to know this for sure about yourself, you’ll get your answer one way or another.

      • Julie
        August 3, 2013

        Thankyou Craig. It would take alot to convince me but watch this space.

        Julie

        • craigweiler
          August 3, 2013

          It should take a lot to convince you. It’s a sign of a healthy intellect. Psi can be tricky and you have to sort out wishful thinking, biases etc.

          Of course, as soon as I say this something may come along that is so obvious as to remove all doubt. You never know . . .

  38. Meghan
    July 31, 2013

    I was wondering if you could help me out? I have had instances where I think I may be psychic but I am not sure. I am 16 years and though these occurrences are not always frequent, I think they may be significant. For example, a couple years ago we were in the car ride on our way to meet my Dad for dinner before he left to go out of town (or so I thought). On the way to the restaurant all I could think about was how much fun it would be if we went to Disney world with my cousins and aunt and uncle. Then my mom suddenly pulled into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot, my Dad was there and he got into our car and they handed us a box and told us to open it. I even said on camera right before we did, “Is it a trip to Disney world?” and it was! I had no knowledge of it and then we get to the airport and my aunt and uncle and cousins were there and going too. This had occurred when I was 12. Another day I had been feeling horrible and all day I thought something bad was going to happen, like I could feel it but I didn’t think much of it so I decided to just forget about it and go to bed and right before I went upstairs my mom informed me that my great grandma had died. I’ve had things like that happen before with death and also sometimes things that I see in my dreams come true. But its nothing significant in my dreams it will be that my friend got a blue long champ purse and the next day I’ll see them and that day they bought a blue long champ purse. I don’t know if it is just a coincidence or if there is something more… Thoughts?

    • Meghan
      July 31, 2013

      Also, my Grandma has said these things about death and how she knows before as well.

    • craigweiler
      July 31, 2013

      These things seem like psychic stuff to me. But it isn’t important whether I think you’re psychic, but whether you do. And you’ll know more as these sorts of things continue to happen. You don’t have to decide right now. You can wait until you have more information.

    • Sandy
      July 31, 2013

      One of the most basic things you can do is keep a diary of your experiences. That way you can look for patterns and come to your own conclusions about what seems to be going on.

      A friend of mine, Andy Paquette, kept a dream journal. He discovered that many of his dreams were precognitive. He wrote a book about his experiences.

      http://www.skeptiko.com/andy-paquette-precognitive-dreams/

  39. Antoine
    July 20, 2013

    Hello happy and amazing souls:) the other day by total coincidence or not ( since in life there are no coincidences ) found this website that really helped me a lot just to put Everything aside and tell myself for once in all languages at once- see , it is you ! And just as everyone here, have been having all sorts of exciting encounters feelings visions dreams flights sensations of pressure, someone caressing my face etc. oddly enough last week my family learned of a long passed away heeler from my dad s side, we knew of my some of ladies from my mothers side only. My mother sister and brother( I’m the middle child born 82 and my sister 79 ) all have extremely high sensitivity though I see to be the one who always spoke and share all excitement of it and got kind of regarded as hmmm spooky lol. Well I always tried to kind of put it aside and focus on so calle “mortal” life hmm and it always reminded me of it’s presence. And always calling.Thanks god there is tobacco can’t stop smoking though absolutely adore it. I paint and smoke my lungs out with lots of coffee and now something inside me is more ready to accept it fully.Thank you so much for the author of this truly amazing blog and to all of you posting here :) sending everyone brightest smile with lots of positive thoughts and most inspiring ideas :) I know you all would feel them ( waving ) p.s- do everyone here find “mortals” as boring? Lol I do though love them even if they get spooked out . Super happy hug be great and wish you love :)

  40. Liset Ayala
    July 19, 2013

    Hi Craig Weiler,
    I am currently battling some new yet old issues in my life and this post really hit home. I am not sure why but I feel a strong need to mention the following: my name is Liset Ayala, I am 29 yrs old and will turn 30 in late september. I don’t know why I needed to say that but I did. I would love to here your input on my situation! Both my dad and granfather were psychic, my dad discovered his abilities shortly before I was born which was in his mid 30′s. I am the youngest of five daughters, could any of us have psychic abilities?, is what I have asked myself for years. I myself am a hsp to the core, so is my eldest sister. I’ve had this curiocity inside for a long time, then, suddenly out of no where I get the notion that I want to stay at a haunted hotel for the weekend, I’m not really sure why but deep down inside think I just want to see what will happen, will I feel anything?, I believe that is my true intent. Only I’m not sure if it truly is a good idea, I mean I’ve considered diggerent situations like going with my husband, going alone, a crowd of girls, one person, couples or my two kids and the hubby, or not at all, don’t know what to do, Im really confused and curious! What do you think?

  41. Dolores
    July 2, 2013

    Thank you for being so open. Like many others have commented, your descriptions hit so close to my life! Turbulant childhood, somehow resulting in my becoming a people pleaser with extreme problems dealing with feelings of anger. Never realized for years that I was feeling others feelings as an empath – now I do and that is a great help. Can hardly deal with crowds. I still go out and play music in a group setting, but sometimes I feel too much and always prefer sitting on the outer edge, to protect myself from feelings held by others which have at times overrun my own mood. It has got to where I can hardly leave the house. I don’t have animals, but lots of plants and feel I can hear them – which sounds bizarre, I realize, but usually I just let them tell me when they need water and how much. I found this site because I’ve been having these incredible experiences mentally connecting with someone who seems to be in my future linearly. (btw, he seems extremely psychic and seems to easily read my mind. the first time we saw each other, we just stared at each other for a long minute – I just felt like he ‘saw’ me – even though I would not actually talk to him for another very long time). Maybe that sounds strange, but I also saw and could not forget these two men in the past who I subsequently ended up dating – by meeting them online, so it was not like I saw them and then approached them and there were years between the spottings and the meetings. Many, but not all thankfully, of my family feel toxic to me. I feel I tried and tried to be a good family member, but in return I just got a lot of super negativity. Now even if I have a trip home scheduled, it’s like I am in panic attack mode day in and day out, so I’ve had to except this life as a loner. One is physically abusive even as an adult. A few love to insult me, basically emotionally abusive in an ongoing way. Now I do feel I am the bad person for not maintaining a relationship, but now I see I was always the one making the effort, trying to be the good family member, the family punching bag, different and too sensitive, and once I stopped, that was it – not like they are racing here to spend time with me, so I guess it was for the best. Meanwhile, my finances aren’t great but I simply cannot bring myself to obtain a corporate position. I am such a softie I tend to get eaten alive by the super competitive – factually – two clear cut cases that I could have taken to court but did not. Also, I just can’t see the point. Too many talents and interests in a way – very confusing. Greatest gift is music – but how can I pursue a musical career if I have a hard time in the public eye? Sometimes I try to hide my talent because it is hard to endure the jealousies and having to see others feel bad about themselves when I can see they are comparing themself to me. So in a group, I tend to purposely dial it down. More things – like radios won’t tune right around me about 50% of the time, other times they are fine (I have 3 in the house and all three do this) – popping lightbulbs (not always, but when my energy is intense). Weird electric malfunctions. Slowing the computer / strange errors that don’t seem possible. Text message from my deceased friend (by intercepting part of a message sent by another / confirmed by that person). Seeing people in outline right after they have passed and they’ve come to say toodles. Lately I’ve been hearing from passed musicians who seem to be my guides. Co-write a song with one of them – it sounds nothing like my other songs, by the way, much more like this person’s work. One great musician just passed; was very sad – even crying. Then he was right there with my main guide and I felt a wash of joy and was immediatly happy – I knew he was still there and even with me as he could not be if alive. Can really relate about wanting to be ‘normal.’ I have never fit in and get seem to get along best with the very young and very old. So reading through your blog today is such a tremendous help! I don’t talk about these things as others because they are so far out! As for ghosts, I consciously try blocking them out, but I don’t mind it when spirits come, if that makes any sense. Also, I don’t feel like I am psychic, more like this is just a collection of weird experiences that I am imagining and I am going mad. Plus I don’t do great on the online testing at guessing things.

    • José Antonio Ramos
      July 3, 2013

      Dolores,

      I am not going to be able to sleep without commenting on this properly. While I can spend a lot of time responding to your post I will refrain from most of what i want to say.

      I will say that it is very helpful to me.

      I have had a few popping light bulbs but only after a rare conversation with my father.

      I have had some strange text experiences … on two occasions after watching a TV show from the UK I received a text with random numbers from the UK. Another time while living in Texas I yearned to be back in my home state of West Virginia and for months, on random occasions, I would receive calls and texts (all wrong numbers) from that State. It stopped after I returned.

      I have had some interesting (as Craig puts it) “flow” experiences involving my dead grandmother.

      I doubt you are imagining anything. Perhaps context and interpretation may be off. The truth is elusive and likely hard to believe. Western culture for thousands of years has really put a damper on what is generally accepted as possible. As a result, most people will not readily accept what is, in fact, happening to you.

      I am new to discussing this sort of thing but I have been dealing with it intensely for some time now.
      José

      • Dolores
        July 5, 2013

        Hi José,

        Thank you for responding – I really appreciate it! Was sort of in shock that I posted all that. Probably good to addend a few things – like I am trying to live in the flow and while money is short now I am trying to think positively and even feng shui’ing my home right now. The thing is that what I need does tend to show up, which is great. So it’s been over ten years now since I’ve had a job with a ‘boss’ and still standing! Reading your post inspired me to write. I’ve had that experience of mind reading my singing partner on the frustrated, joking request of our coach and did it perfectly – she said she’d never seen anyone do that in her life, a career spanning a few decades, and I am pretty sure she was serious, but it seemed natural to do it. I just sort of intuited what he would do or something,., Music is just a hobby but I feel like I can use it to raise my vibration and that makes me feel really good, in terms of countering things when feeling down, like say after listening to the news on NPR. I feel at this point I need it to exist.

        Hope you are having a great weekend!
        Dolores

        • Anonymous
          July 6, 2013

          Dolores,
          I never tried this before but I think it will help you. No need to reply.

          You do not need “feng shui” it is not for you. You need to arrange your home in accordance to your energy exclusively … or you will not find the balance you need. Avoid sleeping with your head next to the window unless you want to be even more sensitive to the intangible.

          NPR is very positive for you.

          Since there is not another way for you to make viable money other than your current job you must endure it. There is a preverbal “light” at the end of that tunnel.

          Most people can’t help it … being judgmental does not suit you.

          If any if this seems inconsiderate … know that I care right now.

          Best,
          José

          • Dolores
            July 15, 2013

            Hi José, did want to report back to let you know that I did make a window adjustment last Monday and had a very productive week as a result.
            Thanks!! !!
            Dolores

  42. José Antonio Ramos
    July 2, 2013

    Craig, Sandy, thank you for your replies.

    Last night was the first time I ever outwardly mentioned anything about my experiences in my life without some kind of pretense. I am used to analyzing it to myself subjectively. That being stated, forgive me if my analysis is personally biased. All I ask is some sincere feedback because I am not sure what I want by discussing it. Which brings me to my first issue.

    1. Embodiment
    I am doing things more often now without premeditated thought. I do not even know why I do some of the things I do until days, weeks, and even months later. Only then I can understand the fruition of my actions.

    2. Active or Passive
    I mentioned that I pursued and earned a philosophy degree in an attempt to understand myself. I wrote that this effort was “to no avail”, but that is not true. Philosophy at its core is an attempt to understand the human condition and what I experience must be part of that. The self analysis I pursued leads me to believe that everyone is clairvoyant to a certain degree that in fact, interpersonal communication is not possible without it. In other words, when two individuals or more are talking there is more than words being exchanged that convey meaning. I am not referring to body language, although that is also part of communication.
    For me this phenomena is well beyond the subconscious and is firmly rooted into my conscious experience. I say Active or Passive because when I talk to someone I often see their demeanor change right before my eyes in correlation to my extrasensory subjective insights. I thought I was hurting people.
    So I ask … in your experience is clairvoyance an active or passive trait? Because to me it is extremely active and changes my material experience dramatically. I am concerned that it unknowingly changes other peoples lives. I know it effects my physiological state and I do not know how. Pain, temperature, pressure and other tactile experiences that would come across as “psychosomatic” are regular experiences for me. It is quite real and quite externally sourced.

    3. Threshold
    I am speaking out because I am under constant duress now with few moments of physical or mental peace. I have reached my threshold on maintaining my composure and I am concerned. I often suffer anxiety and insomnia. Sometimes my impressions are so intense, I become temporary blind. I think because my sense of sight is so dominant that my brain shuts it down to accommodate the other data. In these instances, I can also lose my balance and suffer other issues I am less inclined to discuss.
    I find that excessive alcohol temporarily suppresses my impressions but at the same time alcohol has proven to be very detrimental to my regular life so it is not an answer but only something I can use on occasion. Please … I am not suicidal. I am convinced that I will live a very long time.

    4. Interpretation
    Unlike my other senses, I have no reference or context for interpretation. In my youth I thought everyone had the same subjective experience. I did not know I was hyper sensitive to “this”. I was raised in the US so I speak English. I recall when I was a child, (five or so) my parents and other relatives would speak fluent Spanish and I would know exactly what they meant and I did not speak the language. I considered this very normal. Keep in mind at five, I did not have the life experience to understand the significance. But even at that age I would not mention it.
    Going into adulthood I still had no idea I had a different subjective experience than others. I would know things about people but did not have context to reference it. This started to make some interactions very awkward.
    I may be a bit insane now because of it. Neurologically speaking, I think I developed an abnormal coping mechanism in my mind. The constant attempt to rationalize in a conventional sense has made me eccentric and crazy. I am still cogent though. I am also still good at acting normal.
    I was a classical bass player. I used to play in an symphony orchestra. I remember playing everything exactly the way the conductor intended without much trouble. I would often get comments with regard to how receptive I was. I find this interesting to point out because in an orchestra, communication without words is essential. Now I find an orchestra experience very hard to handle. I am often overwhelmed and was forced to stop without explanation.
    I conceptually acknowledge instantly, every impression (for lack of a better word) I receive, but it is very tenuous. A lifetime of this has definitely stretched out my mind. Regardless, it usually takes days, even weeks, to digest the information into something I can communicate unless I try to do so abstractly or with metaphor.
    With people I do not know, it is much easier for me because my insights are mostly about intent and is very broad. I think that is just what I can interpret. I am sure I receive more than I can possibly process. Stuff relative to them that I cannot ever interpret. I never tried to communicate it with the intent to see if they can interpret it even though I cannot.
    With people I know, my insights can be scary. I suspect it has to do with the depth in which I know someone.
    Furthermore, it seems I force people to understand what I mean beyond what it natural for them. In this way, I think I am hurting people. It sometime seems like i am putting thoughts in people’s minds. I do not know for sure. I do not want to take advantage of anyone. I try to calm my thoughts before I engage in conversation.

    Enough for Now!!!!!
    I need to stop communicating this because I am starting to feel under duress again. I will say that I am a vegetarian now. I no longer eat or wear animals (leather). There is something about them that that is so much more than traditional anthropocentric treatment allows. Furthermore, I used to be very religious … no longer. At best I feel we are all connected in a pantheistic sense.

    There is much more I am refraining from mentioning. Perhaps I will feel up to it in the future.

    Very best,
    José Antonio Ramos

    • craigweiler
      July 2, 2013

      Hi José,
      Ok, by the numbers:
      1. There is a name for that “flow.” It is acknowledged by mainstream psychology as a thing. It’s just your greater self putting the pieces together for you. No big deal for an empath like yourself. Just relax and let it happen. It doesn’t have to make sense.
      2. Good question. No one knows. I’m currently reading a book addressing that aspect of psi, but I haven’t finished it yet. Jim Carpenter’s “First Sight.”
      3. That’s that transition thing I was telling you about. You’re still half way getting out of the old belief system. It will get worse until it gets better. You can help it along by giving in to the spirituality as I previously described. Oh, and no one, least of all me, ever said it was easy.
      4. Welcome to The Club of the Misunderstood. People with strong psi are a very small population and generally don’t advertise it and like you, often don’t get connected with people who are like them due to scarcity and secrecy. Consequently, it’s hard to learn who you really are.

      Don’t worry too much about other people. They’re more resilient than you might think.

      That’s all I can think of right now. I hope it helps.

      • José Antonio Ramos
        July 4, 2013

        It does!

  43. José Antonio Ramos
    July 1, 2013

    I will get back to you in a day or two. Thank you for you quick reply Craig.

  44. José Antonio Ramos
    July 1, 2013

    For the last five years something that I have taken for granted my whole life is starting to manifest itself in an intensity that I have a hard time ignoring. I am 38 years old. Now … the impressions I receive every waking moment are are just too intense. They are almost as vivid as my conventional 5 senses and they affect the way I interpret everything … I can say this for certainty, when I look at pictures and especially videos, it literally changes my existential experience dramatically. If they are of people I know … it is beyond what I can take. Furthermore, when I interact with with people in person, the experience is beyond description. I have become withdrawn from social activities as a result. I live alone so I when I meet another person … it is, by contrast … obvious … what ever it is …

    I pursued and earned a philosophy degree to try to understand it to no avail.

    When I walk into a room, everything changes. People are starting to notice. Please help … I do not know where to look.

    Today it was bad … I drank a bottle of wine and decided to research the taboo .(in my universe) .. Clairvoyance … I was lead to this website.

    I will drive the 600 miles to Laurentian University, if I can find answers there.

    • craigweiler
      July 1, 2013

      Hi José,
      First of all, scientists measure stuff and deal with evidence. You are dealing with meaning, so they won’t be able to help you. Many people come to them, but they have no answers for such questions.

      I’m going to put on my psychic hat and approach it from that angle. When I see you, I see a person who was holding back his natural perception, but cannot do it anymore. We change, and sometimes those changes are painful. This new ability to perceive is something you struggle with, so you have resisted assimilating it. You are afraid that you will lose control, and you will. The old you has to die (metaphorically speaking) for the new you to feel balanced and centered. To accelerate your progress you will need to you intention. Your intention should be as follows (or modified to better suit you if this is doesn’t feel right): “I grow accustomed to these new experiences and they become ordinary for me. I just get used to it and it’s no longer a big deal. I learn to pay attention to what these perceptions tell me; they are guiding me down a better path. I cannot be the person I once was. I have to let go.”

      Allow that you cannot instantly effect change for yourself. Be patient.

      Good luck,
      Craig

    • Sandy
      July 1, 2013

      Hi Jose,

      I’ve been to Laurentian University (twice, actually). It’s a nice place and Dr Michael Persinger is a smart man. But he doesn’t have all the answers. He does do research into psi phenomenon, which is great. I would certainly recommend reading his work. But he can’t help you to accept who you are or explain away your experiences for you.

      I’ve been down that same road. I wanted Dr Persinger to fix me or explain it all away. He couldn’t, but that’s OK. At least we did some interesting research together. What he did give me was the experience of being in an environment where it was not only OK to be psychic, it was awesome to be psychic.

      It was tough going back home after getting a taste of what it is like to be accepted for who you are. I could completely be myself in Dr Persinger’s lab, which was something I had never experienced before. But I still had to go home when the research was over..

      It took me long enough, but home is much better for me now. Things have changed. I might not share everything I experience, but I’m not afraid of people’s reactions to me the way I used to be. I’m more accepting of myself. It really is at home where you have to do all the work, not in a lab in Northern Ontario. You have to accept yourself before you will ever trust anyone else to do the same.

      Best of luck on your journey!

  45. Moana
    June 27, 2013

    Wow all the above

  46. Eva
    June 21, 2013

    Hello, I’m back =)

    I have been reading through your articles and comments for the past few days since I found this wonderful online group of people just like me! I knew I wasn’t alone, because my grandmother was well known in my family to have been a witch, broha (sic), it’s Spanish for witch. Some of the comments I connect with so well I have to check that it wasn’t I who wrote it, because it describes my life or emotions so closely. But I had no idea how, not alone, I am now, and it has given me new inspiration to believe in and develop my gift I had feared so long. As a private catholic school student for 7 years it was ingrained into my mind that psychics were created by the “devil”.

    Well my actual question is: Do some sensitives have a high IQ, but do poorly in school?

    • craigweiler
      June 21, 2013

      In answer to your question: it’s complicated, but yes, sometimes. The reason is that schools reward linear logical thinking and they operate in a highly structured atmosphere that is boring and very difficult for creative people who require a lot less structured environment to perform at their best.

  47. Benjamin
    June 7, 2013

    if u don’t want to feal others feelings/emotions I found it best to put headphones on and sing in my head to my favorite music I do this most crowded areas it really seems to take my focus away and clear my mind also I know its not legal in most states and to each person has different affects but I smoke marijuana and that above all clears my head helps me smile and relax . I actually feal normal and not all that “high” and yes its good medical lol I know all this can be stressfull but also u can try breathing big deep breathes or shallow this is what I found that helps me I hope if can help u as well

    • craigweiler
      June 7, 2013

      Good headphone tip. I’m not a pot smoker myself, but I don’t object to adults doing it.

      Kids should not smoke pot because it causes developmental problems.

  48. Anonymous
    June 3, 2013

    Very interesting post, thank you! I would just like to list some things for comparisons:

    I can’t see spirits/ghosts (but I don’t want to. Well, I have seen 2, but that’s all),but I can; generally tell what another person is thinking and feeling, even from a distance if I focus on their ‘energy/feel’; predict future events (only ones that affect me personally, no global events etc, unless they affect me)(and this is usually a trial and error thing i.e. I get a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ feeling, and then think about different things/areas of my life until one ‘pops’ and that narrows it down, and so forth); ask for things and receive them (money, finding lost items, help etc); when I was younger I used to ‘take on’ other people’s feelings, and think they were my own, but now I am able to keep their feelings out (unless I get distracted or they are VERY strong); there is other stuff also.

    Some traits I have; I don’t like people much; I need to be around nature a lot, and it also helps me to de-stress; sometimes experience time differently to other people (even those in the same room); I see lights all the time; feel aloof; I can bounce back easily and do not feel ‘down’ for very long (this is opposite to what others on this site express); have lucid dreams; have had an OBE when I was about 5; always avoid confrontations; I can sense other peoples abilities (for instance I have friends who I found out can read minds, feel energy, etc, and when I am around them, those abilities that they have are highlighted in myself); am very hypersexual (and female), and have been since I was a child; have dyscalculia; very artistic; can do most things with left or right hand ;I can’t handle crowds; get bored easily; have a high pain tolerance; avoid drugs and alcohol (except when I was a teenager).

    Some traits I do not have; migraines; headaches; tinnitus (only very occasionally); PMS or PMT or anything negative menstrual-related; the anxiety disappears when you learn how to block others emotions and when you learn listen to it..sometimes it is other peoples ‘stuff and sometimes it is ‘predictions’.

    I have found that I feel more emotionally stable, less depressed, and just generally happier and joyful as an adult, and I believe that it is because I have done a lot of emotional and spiritual work on myself over the years, and accepted that I am different from most people. I feel that doing this can also help others who are still in the stages of depression or anxiety. I would like to say to anyone who is feeling distressed or uncomfortable about their abilities or psychic experiences that it is okay to feel/be different, you are not imagining things, nothing can hurt you unless you give it permission (so don’t!). But most of all, I want to say, have fun with your psychicness and control it rather than letting it control you.

    (P.S. I do not wish to offend anyone by what I have written, and all of these things are only from my view point- if yours differs that is okay and I do not wish to negate you).

  49. sigrid2012
    May 26, 2013

    I do have a high tolerance to pain but always wondered why Percodan doesn’t effect me and why pain killers generally make me feel nauseous and don’t take away the pain. It seems the more I read on your blog, the more I’m understanding myself.

    • craigweiler
      May 26, 2013

      Yup. One of the great problems that highly sensitive/psychic people face is the lack of understanding that our physiology is slightly different and that this causes changes in how we deal with chemicals.

  50. Brittany
    May 23, 2013

    It’s so weird how totally accurate the part about careers is. Here I am, thinking there is something wrong with me for being so flaky about what career I want to go into and knowing I wouldn’t prefer doing the same thing for about 35 years. Is it also a tendency for psychics to overthink things? Sure seems like it would be.

    • craigweiler
      May 23, 2013

      I think if you’re headed in the wrong direction you’re going to find yourself thinking too much, but if you’re headed in the right direction, you’ll kind of know it. The best thing is to make your intent clear that you want the RIGHT career for you, practice having this intent and then let go of it for awhile and let things work themselves out.

  51. Sandy
    May 14, 2013

    I’m setting up a list of helpful links for people having spiritual experiences who need some help in dealing with those experiences. It’s a work in progress and suggestions are welcome. Here is the page:

    http://psisigh.blogspot.ca/p/blog-page.html

  52. bella
    May 14, 2013

    I am physic thow my family believes its a lack of faith in god. I do suffer from axitey. Thow lately i ve encounter a tall man black hat and black coat no face standing just wacthing any advise how to find out what the sprit wants or what i can do? Thanks bella

    • craigweiler
      May 14, 2013

      Hi Bella,
      I’m going to refer you to a forum I visit which has a section for psychic people. The people there are very informed and decent. You’ll need to sign up.
      http://forum.mind-energy.net/psychic-support-forum/

      Go to the psychic support sub forum and post your comment there. It’ll be better than what I can do.

      Sincerely,
      Craig

  53. Jacklyn
    April 19, 2013

    I have been physic my whole life and tried to avoid it I’m now In my twenties and have noticed that it is hard to ignore and I can’t hide it that we’ll anymore everyone that knows me notices it its kinda scary because I predict death as well as life I DON’T like it what can I do to make it stop???? Or how do I use it without being scared I need help I don’t have a email but I have a face book jacklyn Votaw is my name on there let me know if you can look me up and give me information

    • craigweiler
      April 20, 2013

      Hi Jacklyn,
      As of about a week ago I now have a resource I can refer you to: There is a forum for you and people in your position: Here it is.
      http://forum.mind-energy.net/psychic-support-forum/
      I’m on that forum, as well as other psychic people who are VERY knowledgeable.

  54. Judy
    April 10, 2013

    Hi there. You might want to research the possible part the endocrine system, especially the adrenal glands, plays in psychic ability (and also in the ill-health, physical and mental, so often suffered by sensitives). It’s a fairly new area of study, and significant connections are just being made, but if the seat of psychic ability is found to be withing the physiology, i.e. the brain and hormone system, as I’ve always thought it would be someday, then it explains why psychic sensitivity runs in families, and why it sometimes is acquired after serious stress and trauma

  55. Zishtar
    April 5, 2013

    Hi again, and thank you for the great blogging, I’m slowly working my way through them all, and find myself nodding as I read. I
    very much appreciate your clear and efficient style of writing, thank you again.

    I’m not really sure (I actually do know, but it is such a strange gift that I shy away from owning it)…I’m really struggling to type it, that’s how uncomfortable it makes me…
    I don’t know if it has a particular name/title, but I “dream rescue”, for lack of a better term.
    I’ll be in my normal dream state, then suddenly like a changing of channel I am in a completely different setting, and know no one or anything. Being a part in someone else’s dream. It is their story and the role I usually play is as a friend (even though we’ve not met in “real life. I can not have any influence over what is happening, unless they ask me what they should do. And if they don’t ask for help, I am just there for company, and in some nightmarish theme, there so they don’t die alone.

    I’ve been in and out of counselling for many years since i was 8, I’m in my late 30′s now. So I can confidently say I can do dream interpretations easily and accurately, symbolism comes very easy to me. And I “Know” these are not my dreams.

    When thinking back on the dreams, there is a knowing connected to the person who’s dream I’d been in (past life? soul/spirit family? a familiar voice in the collective consciousness? ~shrugs~ who knows)
    I think it is the strong emotions that call me to them.

    Sorry Craig, but I am looking for some validation that I’m not imaging it. Even though I know it’s real.
    Sorry again, and thank you for your time.
    Zx

    • craigweiler
      April 5, 2013

      If you want validation, here it is. This doesn’t sound particularly weird to me. Interesting things happen during dreams and barriers come down. It is entirely possible that you are actually helping someone else while you dream.

  56. lifeisgoodcc
    March 26, 2013

    Thank-you for your insights! Well said!

    L.

  57. smallsmartandsober
    March 21, 2013

    I actually just got chills reading this. My friend and I call it “the shine” from the movie The Shining. We both “shine” and so does my mom. We sense bad energy, have spiritual dreams and connections with living and dead people, sense when something bad is going to happen etc. I always had it since I was a child and I knew it was real and I was different. I want to develop this gift further. If anyone has suggestions of reading materials or ways to get in better tune with these traits please let me know.

  58. John
    March 19, 2013

    This does discribe me for the most part ,accept I seem to relish verbal confrontation in that I like to discuss and or debate things. I’m strong willed ,and very opionated,but if you can prove me wrong with evidence then I will go along. My temper cause some caustic verbal confrontations . These ventures usually depress me or are on my mind for some time. Of course some other experts ( personallity disorder analists ) will say these traits are strickly from chidhood experiancs, rearing practices etc. Very keen to being disrespected

    • craigweiler
      March 19, 2013

      Psychic people can kind of be hot heads. I’ve learned to temper it over the years, and like you, I’m willing to be wrong.

  59. Pandora
    March 18, 2013

    wow, fits me perfectly, glad to know there is a reason for my anxiety, now i know i think about growing up and its not fair i got into trouble for things like that, its not easy being a sensitive person and a lot of people just dont understand

    • victoria
      March 25, 2013

      There is an answer I’ve found for all being a “sensitive”. In my 30s now I’ve realized I have these amazing gifts I’ve been using all of my life without KNOWING it. Now with intention I use the and don’t suffer anymore. I’m able to shut out everyone’s else’s feelings and only feel my own unless it’s for a greater purpose and my guides tell me when it belongs to someone else. I earlier on in life thought I was nuttier then a fruitcake;0) Now I know what I am, very sensitive/empathic. I feel free and happy for the first time since early child hood with my “imaginary friends”. I’d been misunderstood for YEARS. Now life is fantastic!!

  60. Benjamin
    February 9, 2013

    craig i just want to say thank you i thought i was looseing my mind after reading what u wrote todays and most the other people on here i no longer feal alone everything is getting so much stronger i wasnted as much scared as protected i have at least one ghost / angel with me at what seems like all the time i met a new one to a child who i fear has drowned i been tryin to find a answer i never sleep im always up late im covered in tattoos and pain dont bother me i do have a borderlin personality disorder anger dipression and 15 other digonosis and also with the slight dixlexicia i cant go anywere cuz of the hyper stimulating like u explained i feal like i here everthing and the preshure in my head after everthing i read THANK YOU! everything finially made sence i had a good idea that i wasnt just goin insane but is there something i can read or some how harness this gift or like another said and strenghen it like a muscle i want to help i feal like i should be and i could be doin so much more…..

  61. Anonymous
    January 5, 2013

    I just think you should know my impressions. I just spent around 5 hours or more reading your blogs.
    I just survived a near death experience and my mind is expanding rapidly.
    I found your story of animal psi touching and incredible and was blowen away; bring tears to my eyes.
    I found the story of plants psi and the inter connection of everything inspiring. inter-special communication gave me chills. My partner and I were blowen away by that alone.
    The talk about consciousness inspiring and absolutely true. And I appreciated your writing style too ^^

    how ever – I found your discussion about types of psychics not only contradicting to the previous touching consciousness awakening blog but also extremely excluding to any one who would be “normal”. I dont understand how such a detailed and in my case excluding and diss heartening description of “who is psychic or can be” even exists? Majority of psychics per character type by the looks of things, would not understand what their going through, or have the confidence to come forward. I E existing studdies may not be entirely correct and im sure the deepest psychics on earth probably are not on line, making money off the industry or partaking in studdies.

    more to the point is on one side you explain honing your psychic ability is about your consciousness and sensitive awearness and ability to silence and flow; and on the other side you explain Its scientifically linked to your brain; your predetermined path, genetics and social flaws.

    But basicly what it boiled down to for me is; if you have certain attributes it means this part of your brain is ‘worked’ and you will have strong psychic gift; based off current studdies – but what I hope you grasp is what linda rampey was talking about with time manipulation and the understanding that through time manipulation im sure any one can enhance that muscle putting true psychic strength at any ones fingers. because when we slide within plains, manipulate time as we comprehend then we advance far beyond any ‘earthly’ study.

    just an annonamous oppinion from a new believer who got a little diss heartined

    thx

  62. Melanie
    November 18, 2012

    I’d like to say a bit more about the sanity thing, as far as it relates to myself. I don’t think I explained it very well in my comment above. Well, for a long time I’ve had fears that I am already insane, or that I will go insane eventually, or that other people think I’m insane, or that other people think I will go insane eventually. I don’t really dwell on this very much, but it’s there. I’m grateful that I’ve somehow managed to face this pretty well all these years, but it’s not exactly totally gone (if that makes sense?). Also, I grew up in the AA/Al-Anon/Alateen program, and while I do see some problems with the program, I think overall it’s a very good one, and it helped me to focus on my own psychological health from a very young age. (I forgot to mention that my dad was a recovering alcoholic.:. Not anymore, though, long story!)

    Hmm, where was I going with this? I have too much to say! It’s just, I wonder if my fears of going insane sort of made me stifle my psychic abilities a bit? I’ve been pondering that possibility. I remember as a small child, not sure exactly what age, sort of “putting it out there” that I “didn’t want to see things”. I don’t even know if I used to “see things”, but maybe so, and maybe it scared me because of what was happening to my mom? I don’t really know.

    I really see myself as just mildly psychic, like I said earlier, and maybe I’ll share my experiences elsewhere on this blog, but I’ll just say a little bit now. Basically, I have dreams that come true in some way, but not very often at all. Whenever it happens, the evidence is right there in front of me, which I suppose I’m grateful for because some other kinds of psychic phenomena seem that they would make a person question the reality of what happened much more (ack, does that make sense?). Also, synchronicities seem to happen with me an awful lot, but maybe they happen just as much with everyone and I just happen to notice them? I don’t know. Also, I just seem to be very intuitive in general, as far as understanding myself, other people, animals, etc… but I don’t have the sorts of fantastical experiences that I see described on this blog, except for a very little bit.

    I’d also like to mention that I’ve done a good bit of reading about archetypes, and I especially like a few books I’ve read that describe the archetypes in terms of Greek gods and goddesses. Any psychic person might want to consider reading up on the Persephone archetype. My reading on that archetype helped me tremendously, even though I consider myslef to be just mildly psychic. (Maybe I’ll get into it another time.) For me, it’s really helped to balance that archetype with some of the other archetypes, to sort of keep myself grounded. What I do for a living is especially helpful, I believe. (My significant other and I are self employed potters, and we are also renovating a house.)

    I’ll stop again, but I’m sure I’ll have more to say another time. I hope this is helpful to someone out there. No pressure to respond, Craig… I see your plate is very full! It really helps me to write about this stuff, and to know that people might read it, too. :^D

    Melanie

  63. Melanie
    November 18, 2012

    Thank you so much for this blog, Craig! I have so much I’d like to say in response (for you, and for anyone else who is reading), that I really don’t know where to begin… so I guess I’ll just do a stream-of-consciousness thing here… :^D

    Oh, before I really begin, I have to say I think it’s terrible that a bunch of people downgraded your posts and some of the comments! I’ve been putting in my five star ratings to try to counteract that a bit, and I hope others will do the same if they feel it’s right. I’ll probably get around to giving out some positive ratings to the comments, too. By the way, do the low ratings make it so your blog doesn’t show up as high on google searches? I certainly wouldn’t want that to happen, since your blog is so helpful to so many people.

    Anyway… a bit about myself… I feel sort of silly posting here at all, since I seem to be only very mildly psychic, but then I do relate to so much of what you’ve written here. I’ve known for quite a while now that I’m an HSP/highly sensitive person (since my mid 20s I believe… I’m now 39), and that knowledge has helped me tremendously. (Making HSP friends online has been wonderful, too.) It doesn’t seem that most of them are what you’d call psychic, though. Perhaps all psychics are HSP, but not all HSPs are psychic? I don’t really know.

    Boy, I’m having a hard time here because I’ve read so many of your posts and have so much to say in response… Haha, I have to remember that I don’t need to cover it all right now. :^D

    I am especially glad that you write about the fear of other people thinking you’re crazy, as well as the fear of actually being crazy. My mom was institutionalized for mental illness when I was five and a half years old, and so as you may be able to imagine, I have a fear of losing my sanity (while also feeling so much sadness and compassion for my mom and others like her). Once I hit my late 20s, though, this fear started diminishing greatly, since I realized that it was becoming less and less likely that I’d lose my sanity (according to statistics). Still, I’m sure the fear is still there a bit, and it helps so much to read your blog because I realize I’m not alone in this regard.

    Okay, I’ll just mention a few more things for now, and then I’ll comment on various posts of yours down the road. Oh, I think it’s intriguing that apparently a lot of psychics have multiple pets… I have six cats, a dog, and four chickens, so I do fit that characteristic. Any idea of why this is a common thing? Maybe you already gave your opinion on that… I’ll have a look once I’m finished with this. Also, over on your post about the physiology of psychics, you mention that a lot of us have allergy/sinus problems, which I do (but just mildly). And I also have low blood pressure, but just at the low end of normal I believe. How interesting that we tend to have certain physiological traits in common! By the way, I’m not left handed, but I do believe I’m more ambidextrous than most people are.

    But I will stop for now. :^D Thank you again, Craig! I’m so grateful that you have decided to help people in this way, and your posts are such a joy to read. I’ll keep on reading, and you’ll definitely be hearing from me in the comments. Take care!

    Melanie

    • craigweiler
      November 18, 2012

      Thanks Melanie,
      I look forward to hearing more from you and thank you for sharing. It is always a pleasure to know that I am helping people.

  64. Kim
    October 31, 2012

    Hello, my daughter, now 19, has begun to have panic attacks. She was diagnosed with ADD in 5th grade, and while she doesn’t like how the medication makes her feel, she is reliant on it to study for long hours in college. She was tested for dyslexia, but we found that her difficulties were in math more so than with reading or writing. She has always been hypersensitive, emotional, and very sympathetic. She is left handed, has an amazing ear for music (she has taught herseft to play several instruments) and is is profoundly loyal and honest. She recently saw the color blue “weeping” off from a fellow classmate, someone whom she had never met before. When she was a child, she saw angels all around her, and found comfort in them. She has always been more comfortable among older people, and often finds herself disappointed in people her own age. We are extremely close, and I feel her fear when she experiences the overwhelming drowning feelings of a panic attack. She has saught help from the psychology department at her college, but I wonder if there would be better counseling for her. I should also mention that my mother is psychically sensitive. I am not so sure about myself. I saw things around me as a kid, and have strong feelings of having been here before but as someone completely different.

    My question to you is what might be a more helpful form of counseling for her. I see her sensitivity as a gift, but I don’t want it to be painful for her.
    Thank you.

  65. Elizabeth
    October 29, 2012

    I just came across your article and i must say it was as if i was reading a description of me. I know for sure i am about 9 of those 10. I have been suffering with anxiety for a long time now and i would like to know how can i determine if i am psychic for sure? Or just emotional and anxious. Please help. I sometimes think I’m loosing my mind. And i feel bad for my family because of my anxiety there are a lot of things we do not do because i cant be around large crowds.

  66. merary
    October 22, 2012

    I have always been very sensitive to everything.. for the past two years, i have been seeing a little girl around, and i have no idea who she is. She randomly appears, sometimes just to watch me, and she jist stands there. I have been too afraid to try and talk or comunicate. And also, i can always feel what everyone feels, all the time. I can sometimes read anyones mind. Is that psychic, or simply stupid?

    • craigweiler
      October 22, 2012

      Stupid? Hardly. Read some other of the comments on these articles and you’ll find a whole boat load of people who are experiencing similar things.

  67. Anonymous
    July 28, 2012

    i have some unusual abilities. i don’t know if you have heard of a case like mine. i can see my future only thing is if i do not know the people around the incident. i can’t see their face or hear their words. i can tell what they are wearing but not much else. i have seen things far off in my future. at a very young age i saw me become a great man, and do wondrous things however. i have also seen my fate in different scenarios. i have even ended up altering my own visions later down the road by missing a couple key steps, but that’s not all i have also seen entities i don’t know what to call them some terrible, and some benevolent, but i have seen one in particular over the last couple of years. i can’t make out any features, but i can tell it’s a woman she seems kind, but she never actually makes contact. she seems to follow me and has saved my life at least once have you ever heard of a case like mine?

    • craigweiler
      July 28, 2012

      Your descriptions of what you experience aren’t as far out there as you might think. I don’t see faces either and I’ve also experienced the more-than-one-path feeling.

      I don’t feel the presence of others around me, but other psychic people do. Spirits hanging around and doing good isn’t all that unusual either. Among psychic people, I think that you fit right in.

  68. Anonymous
    April 23, 2012

    Oh my god thank you thank you thank you. I’m fifteen and I’ve been having all of this stuff happen to me since I can remember it’s always confused and scared me. Your blog has offered so many explanations so I don’t feel so alone. Thank you.

  69. Anonymous
    April 18, 2012

    how to cultivate my psychic ability please help me”

    • craigweiler
      April 24, 2012

      I’m sorry for taking so long to reply. I’ve been knee deep in work.

      My best advice is to find classes near where you live. Finding like minded people and learning with them is the best way.

  70. Dawn
    April 9, 2012

    Thank you! It’s been so hard to get past all fluff the fluff and sales pitches disguised as information. It seems what’s ignored, is not the type or believe in ones gifts, but the struggle within and the doubt. Do I have mental issues, a huge ego, or a need for attention. How do u explain it when it fit into certian category. Will I look like a fool to explore and open up more. Most important were do you find real people to advise others without all the fanfare.

  71. Sandra Da Silva
    March 30, 2012

    I also talk to people whom have passed over in my sleep..they even tell me when i joke that they are quite pale…”well that’s cos I’m dead”.. and it’s always in technicolor and I can remember fragrance too..! My Son has the same dreams on the same night sometimes ( passed partner / stepdad) and it worries me as I haven’t handled this ‘gift’ too well..!

    Before I read your site (Been here for 4hours). I’d never write this stuff as I know how crazy it sounds …. Ps, have read Tarot I got as prezzy from my sis and its always spookily accurate for the 3rd party.. pps She is an artist I am an actor… The arts play a big roll in our lives..
    Thank you Craig Wieler.

  72. Sandra Da Silva
    March 30, 2012

    OMG.. I stumbled on your whole web site by accident ( no such thing as coincidence) after telling my Son to trust His inner voice and listen to his ‘knowing’ ! Am ambidextrous dyslexic and suffer from anxiety and depression only when I ignore my own knowledge of what’s best for me.
    I care greatly for everyone and call my soft heart “my Achilles Heel” and have hated my weakness but known also that was what drew people to me and my strength.
    I question my sanity and others motives daily but have faith that it will all be ok ‘somehow’ …
    THANK YOU just when I needed a voice to reassure me.. Without even looking.. I found this and felt that when you ask questions out loud somehow an answer will come to you xx

  73. Charlie
    March 13, 2012

    Hi, I know most of the other people commenting are older than me and probably know a lot more about what they are saying. I don’t mean to disrespect anyone if what I’m saying is just stupid and just related to being a teenager. But I’m 16, when I was younger they thought I was border line dyslexic though later with extra lessons and stuff they told me I grew out of it. I suffer from migranes and I have panic attacks, I only get them now when I’m upset but they started when I was 13 so i have a general axiety disorder. I feel like I feel people’s pain sometimes, I get ‘vibes’ off people (excuse the cliche). When I say vibes I mean it feels like I can feel them, their essence, either personality, their traits. I’m normally pretty accurate. I can feel my best friend very strongly, I know when he’s upset or distressed, sometime I see it in dreams and sometimes I just know. I feel really close to my granddad who died when I was two, I feel like I know him so well but yet how can I of I was two when he died? It upsets me because I feel false in my knowing of him. My best friend thinks I could see him if I tried but I’m too scared to fail, I don’t know if that’s true or even if I can feel him now. Maybe it’s just all in my head. I know psychics tend to be sensitive, and with some thing I am, animals always, certain people…but in also very judgmental and manipulative. Ive very guarded against people, and other than my bestfriend i cant honestly say i can spend much time with anyone for a prolonged length of time with out getting frustrated, angry or down. Because I know how people work I guess I know how to pull their strings, most of the time I try use that to help people, to help them with the pain I feel. I don’t know if all this is in my head, it’s not out of character for my mind to run away with me. I’m quite creative I write and draw a lot but sometimes it’s easy to get lost it all. I guess I just need an outsiders perspective. If anyone could just tell me if this makes sense to them. If I’m just saying something that’s totally irellavent then please just be brutally honest. Please if anyone has a little insight, I’ve tried to reach out to people before about this stuff on Wiccan websites and no one has given me any help. Please just be honest with me. Charlie.

    • craigweiler
      March 13, 2012

      Hi Charlie,
      The feelings you’re describing about people are typical of highly sensitive people with psychic ability. Migraines, panic attacks, anxiety disorder and such are all typical ailments of sensitive people. You’re not alone.

      Judging by what you’ve described, you have a fairly rare personality type, which can be quite stressful because you’re different in so many ways, but you’re not sure exactly why. I can’t go into all the reasons here, but let me just say that there are good scientific reasons for why you are the way you are. It’s not a bad thing, you’re just different.

      You can meet other people who share many of your experiences at the INFJ forum.
      http://www.infjs.com/forums/forum.php

      Feel free to ask me more questions. I will respond when I can. Craig@ weiler. com (remove spaces)

    • Tonya
      September 13, 2012

      Hello, I am in my thirties and i just read your paragraph. It felt like i was reading my own bio. So, no you are not alone. This is the first time anyone has listed all my quirks (that’s what i call them). I have a hard time being close to people because I feel to much, almost in an itchy way. I have struggled with anxiety and depression most my life, i am not sure if you are the same there. But it got worse after i had my two kids. I am on medication but i am often sleepy. I am tired a lot, but my dreams are vivid and in color. sometimes i see stuff that i am compelled to tell the one it is about. this usually is a good thing and i always feel better afterwards no matter how off the wall it is. the closer i am to someone the more i get off them. So i hope this helps. I have recently found communing with nature ie pagan rituals, have helped me connect and ground myself so that i am not walking wide open for everyone’s vibe to break in. It has helped with my energy level and depression.
      Tonya

      • Brody
        May 13, 2013

        What pagan rituals have you practiced? I have recently obtained all my memories which my alter ego has kept from me till this month when I became mature enough to understand what I can do. So for the passed year my family has witnessed me move things with my mind or predict what happens months later on tvshows/realityTV in a trance like mode & seconds after doing such things I have no recollection of them. I can do other things but I won’t get into that.. All this time my alter ego instructed my family to not mention it to me, my core personality of what I can do. Clairaudiesence, Clairvoyance, &Clairsensing are all that I have tapped into so far.

  74. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012

    Don’t know if the words “Thank you”, is enough. It was like looking in a mirror when reading your blog and all the information. Surpressing the Truth with ignorance of not understanding why you don’t fit in the world and with others and then being made to feel like such a terrible person can weigh so heavily on you that for me…? I almost didn’t recover. Too far gone….until God came to rescue me. In the last 7 years Jesus and our Heavenly Father has restored my mind, healed my emotions and restored me anew with the power of His Love. God gave me much understanding of how good and evil works and the realm we stand in, His Light that with our awakened state truly live in the reality of Truth. It is hard, grievous and many days filled with sadness that can take your breath away…if you let it. But God has led me to your site for more revealed truth to help me cope and not have the weight of the world and it’s burdens on my shoulders thinking it’s my job to fix it because I see it and feel it and do love and care so much and thinking it’s my responsibility becasue of understanding so much darkness. Change is a must for me….the world around me has to be moving and grooving forward in a way better…..It is my hearts desire. God is teaching me to focus more on me and make my boundaries smaller within my mind and guard myself better in what I see and feel. It’s too much for me to handle now in my life of what I have been given in my enlightened mind. But I will never give up in fighting darkness in being in the world that wants to keep my light away from people. I can’t tell you the battles I fight spiritual, it too much. But I will tell you this….It is possible, to walk in Heaven on earth in the fullness of Joy, love and peace from above, not as the world gives but from above never moving out of it, and have nothing around you ever bother you again…..NOTHING, and that my friend, is walking as Jesus did in His authority and ruling and reining as He did to make this world a better place with just a spoken word…..Everything has to line up around you when standing in the light of Truth, it is the trials that come when your presence is around, that you fight to just stand and endure, while God raises up a standard. Yes, we do fight darkness with just standing in this light of Truth in a realm that most never seen in the unseen…..
    I am still working on standing strong, and I will never give up trying to introduce our world into the darkness, never, while enduring persecution! God Bless you ! Praise God for you, and I love you in Christ Jesus! If you ever want to talk, I would love to share all the knowledge and understanding that God has given me, if it will help you or anyone else….I can’t tell you the joy, love and peace I have…Still will always have struggles, it comes with the territory, but to better understand, makes all the difference in having and keeping my peace.

    Melissa Hyatt

  75. kanika sharma
    August 27, 2011

    i’ve had dreams that have come true
    i never even think about such things about which i have dreams.For eg.death of osama bin laden was the most recent one.
    sometimes i start thinking deep about some very random things and exactly the same thing is a headline the next day……..
    last night i had a dream about my brother dying and i m very scared,if it turns out to be true today morning he even called telling he’s not well
    hope i can get some help

    • craigweiler
      August 27, 2011

      That sounds like a very uncomfortable situation. I wish you and your brother the best! Good luck to you.

  76. Donald
    August 9, 2011

    Hey, Im 15 and your blog is really starting to take my fancy. I have recently just beaten 3 years of depression and about 2 years of self harm. My class mates hit me on my knuckles and I barly felt a thing. This blog is really speaking to my, so thankyou for taking your time to do this :)

    • craigweiler
      August 9, 2011

      I’m glad I can be of help. I hope it goes easier for you through your early years than it did for me.

  77. Sandy
    August 5, 2011

    Hi Craig,

    I’m one of the fortunate few who have gotten the opportunity to visit Dr Michael Persinger’s lab at Laurentian University. I was tested for environmental sensitivity and they considered various things that differentiated me from a “normal” person. The work he did with me hasn’t been published yet, but he has published work on Ingo Swan and Sean Harribance.

    In my case, I don’t have a normal EEG. I’m so sensitive to environmental influences that I have to be placed in an electromagnetically shielded room for about 10-15 minutes in order to produce a normal looking EEG.

    I haven’t seen the results of all the testing yet. They did consider things such as handedness. (I was given a number of standard cognitive functioning tests). I was told that the EEG tests suggested that my brain functions in a very unique way. I’ve been to Dr Persinger’s lab twice so far and another visit seems likely. So someone is actively researching this topic.

    BTW, I’m enjoying your blog!

    Sandy

    • craigweiler
      August 6, 2011

      Thanks, I’ll look into the work of this gentleman.

  78. Monica
    January 10, 2011

    How did I miss commenting on this one? ;p

    It’s an awesome article. From personal experience, though, something you didn’t know–PMS is essentially THE psi-booster. Also, instead of dyslexia, people can wind up with dyscalculia, which is essentially math dyslexia. But on the upside, you can also sense patterns in people’s behavior which I DO NOT espouse using to get shiny new computer games (much). ;p

    • Louise
      March 13, 2011

      Hello, Monica – your comment about PMS being THE psi-booster caught my eye, because in my experience it’s the great shut-down! :)

      I was also interested to read the term dyscalculia, which I hadn’t heard of before. Being completely unable to do mental arithmetic, I looked it up, and I certainly have a good few of the symptoms. So a double thank-you for your post!

  79. ash4c
    December 19, 2010

    hi could u just give me your email? I have alot to ask u doubt this blog would be enough please reply to me need your help

  80. giffordpa
    December 18, 2010

    I have just found this blog. I want to thank you for “putting yourself out there.” It’s extremely interesting to read your thoughts. Thank you again.

    • craigweiler
      December 19, 2010

      Thank you, glad to help

  81. Anthony
    August 7, 2010

    Do you think that psychic people, that are born with their abilities, are more alien than human genetically? We have had our DNA tinkered with millions of years ago in order to speed up the process of our evolution, so it would make sense if a few strains of DNA would have more alien DNA than human in the mix. My father when he was little saw a Zeta (Grey) in his room. He got up to try to speak to him, but the Zeta panicked and ran through a wall! My grandmother told my dad and I that when she was pregnant that she does not remember a few nights of being awake. My grandmother and father are both extremely psychic and so am I. Ever since I was little, I have felt that I was more alien than human. We all have child like faces even though my grandmother is 67, my father is 46, and I am 25. I somehow gained the knowledge that most of the alien species of this universe are ancient. Most of the different kinds of beings in this universe are a few centuries old. I doubt we’ll live that long, but I noticed with other psychic people that I have befriended that they look unusually young for their ages as well. What is your opinion on this??? Thank you very much for your reply. :)

  82. Anthony
    July 15, 2010

    I would definitely have to agree about the hypersexuality part. I can literally have intercourse 4 to 5 times a day if I pushed myself, ever since I was a young man. It also seems that non telepathic people are heavily attracted to our sexual prowness, like moths to a flame, no matter how much we keep our aura to ourselves in public.

    • craigweiler
      July 15, 2010

      Wow! That’s a bit more uh, enthusiasm than I can muster myself. I absolutely obsessed on sex when I was younger, but I’m finding that the more removed stuff, such as porn, no longer catches much of my interest.

  83. Marisha
    May 24, 2010

    Hi!
    I’m a college student and have been aware of my ability for 6 years now. I have many friends with gifts and we work very well together, but we’re a bit confused about one thing, though. One of our professors–he’s really more of a friend to most of us and really a father to me–is a very very strongly gifted individual. I can sense gifts, both conscious and subconscious, and I have never come across anything like his. The worst part is, he is extremely disciplined both physically and mentally (3rd degree blackbelt if I remember correctly as well as just all around strong-willed) and uses his gift frequently. The issue arises because he is a skeptic and a scientist. And stubborn as anything. I love him dearly and we have a very strong link between the two of us (I can sense his emotions when he’s in Texas and I’m in Ohio), but I want to try to help him. Any advice?

    Pax,
    Marisha

    • craigweiler
      May 24, 2010

      Hi Marisha,
      To understand this, you’ll have to know the difference between a logical viewpoint and an emotional one. You can identify a logical viewpoint because it will change based on new information. (i.e. “That restaurant was bad, but they’ve improved.”) An emotional viewpoint on the other hand, will not easily change despite new information. (Just because the ice caps are melting doesn’t mean it’s caused by global warming. Al Gore can kiss my ass.) The insult is a dead giveaway.

      My experience with most psi skepticism is that it falls in the latter category. It is an emotional viewpoint even though it is wrapped in the pretty package of rationalism. Skepticism towards psi is not just an ordinary idea that can change. A materialistic viewpoint is comforting and safe for people who feel drawn to authority and structure. To embrace the concept of psi is to toss that all out, so people aren’t going to do that easily.

      I don’t think you can change his mind on this and you’re probably better off not trying. If you must though, keep it to an impersonal discussion of the evidence for psi. Challenge him to come up with more than just arguments.

      Here’s a website that can help with this:
      http://www.debunkingskeptics.com/Contents.htm

      • Marisha
        May 26, 2010

        Hello!!!
        First off, thank you very much for your prompt reply. After reading both your reply and the treatise, I have noticed a few patterns in “skepticism” which I’m sure you have already discerned. The type of skeptic that you are thinking I am dealing with (the type I normally encounter) is a person whose denial is rooted in fear rather than science; someone who is focused on their view of the world to the exclusion of all others–what the treatise refers to as a pseudoskeptic. I generally have little use for these people… I don’t tend to like them much.
        After consideration of the nature of the person in question in my situation as well as a bit of… I suppose it would be considered superficial subconscious examination of his mind–I have come to the conclusion that his skepticism is not, thankfully, based in fear, but rather in plain ignorance. Despite his stubbornness and general practicality, within him there is a certain desire to have mysteries in the world and I hope that I can, with great diplomacy, appeal to both that and his rational, scientific side (he’s a physicist… I don’t quite understand why, especially because he has a plethora of other talents…. but to each his own) in my attempts to convince him of both his gift and those of his students (there’s several of us…. And I keep finding more). The article was very useful in coming to my decision and I have sent it to a few of my friends as well.

        • craigweiler
          May 26, 2010

          Hi Marisha,
          I happened to be at my desk when your reply came through. I have a couple of things to add based on your reply. First, you won’t really know what type of skeptic this gentleman is until you engage him. People can be very reasonable on other subjects but be very stubborn about accepting any evidence for psi. I’m reading about this right now. It’s a complicated sociological issue. (ref: The Trickster and the Paranormal by George Hansen.)

          Second, acceptance of psi may very well threaten his status and his job. Physics is an extremely conservative field. (ref: The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin.)

          As I said, keep the discussion on a philosophical level.
          Sincerely,
          Craig

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  85. Hannah
    November 1, 2009

    Hi Craig,
    i havent got a comment back from you. can you email me so soon as you can i have some questions to tell that are privite.

    THANKS~HANNAH

  86. Hannah
    October 26, 2009

    hi craig i was looking at other comments and they helped me alot.give me an email

  87. Hannah
    October 24, 2009

    Hi craig im Austins cousin this website helps me understand how to be a better psychic, but the only thing that is hard for me is to control it.can you help me ???????????????

    • craigweiler
      October 24, 2009

      I’m working on a post for young people to help answer your questions. I hope to have it done tomorrow.
      Yours,
      Craig

  88. AUSTIN
    October 23, 2009

    hi craig its austin my cousin wanted me to tell you this stuff she says that she can feel spirits when they are around her and she can see them when they are around her too. but i for one dont believe her because she doesnt seem that way all the time so she isnt i think she can do something alot diffrent than that but i dont really know what she is capable of she might be able to do what she stats she can do but she might be able to do somehting alot diffrent than she says so what ever she can do i have know idea what it is

    • craigweiler
      October 23, 2009

      The best way to handle it is to realize that you don’t know and leave it at that. You don’t have to decide one way or the other. It can just be something where you don’t have enough information to decide.

  89. AUSTIN
    October 23, 2009

    hi criag
    and if you have been looking at you ather comments you see that iv been commenting alot its just that im so young 13 is my age and i dont understand a thing of how to control my powers and if you wont to know my powers ill wiat till you comment ack i just woke up and im really tierd i have the swine flu!!!!!! horible i know i hate it i feel like heck sorry for my languge man i say sorry to much but if you have any pointers on how to control it please emial me or just answer my question out in the open. its up to you.

    • craigweiler
      October 23, 2009

      I sent you an e-mail, did you get it?

  90. Mel
    August 10, 2009

    Thank you for your blog. It’s from a refreshing perspective and is helpful. I feel like I identify with the HS persona but I don’t know if I am truly sensitive to how others feel.I always feel aloof even though I don’t have any trouble fitting in. I’m wondering, do you have any idea how to measure one’s pain threshold?
    Thank you

    • craigweiler
      August 11, 2009

      Sorry for the slow reply. Hospitals fill a bowl with ice and measure how long a person can keep their hand in it. I don’t know exactly how long that’s supposed to be. Generally, they turn it into a contest to encourage people to hold out as long as they can.

      And feeling aloof is normal for us, but it’s not particularly good for us. It means that you’ve shut down quite a bit. That’s how you can fit in. The trouble with feeling is that you don’t get to choose what to feel.

  91. Lin
    April 9, 2009

    Thank-you for your speedy reply. I know a great chiropractor and will ad him to my to-do list of health-helping appointments.

    I will stay in touch. You may email me privately if you wish.

    My regards,

    Lin

    • craigweiler
      April 11, 2009

      Thank you.
      Sincerely,
      Craig

  92. Lin
    April 9, 2009

    Thank-you for these articles and references. I’ve finally found a counselor who is also psychic and we are working through my “issues” from the angle of “but you’re psychic, and most psychics have these issues”. I’m 49 and have just realized that the depression and anxiety I’ve suffered most of my life is in great part due to this sensitivity and my inability to slough-off tribulations the way others can. Thank God I’ve married someone who is supportive in every way, and was the first person to say, “I’ll bet this is because you’re psychic”. Jeez – I could have had a V8!

    I also suffer from migraines, which I’m dealing with from an energetic basis, meaning acupuncture. I have tinnitus at a level that makes it hard to be human sometimes. I’ve not been able to read a book for years because of it. Hypnosis works very well for me, and I’m looking forward to acupuncture.

    I’m new to your site, and as I’ve not looked around carefully, would you mind me asking if you have a page here which has an extensive questionnaire for your psychic readers to fill out? I’d love to see a chart on how the data compares. If this request is redundant, please point in the direction to go.

    Thank-you again,

    Lin

    • craigweiler
      April 9, 2009

      One of the things I’ve learned about doing a psychic blog is not to be surprised when people are psychic. In point of fact, I have decided to do just such a questionnaire, but have not yet taken action on it. And I do intend for it to be extensive. One of the things I have to address is finding a significant number of questions where the answers are known and that are already part of psychological literature. It’s all very well and good to have a bunch of interesting questions, but I think it’s more important to know whether we all have the same personality type and how we stack up against the general population.

      Regarding your migraines and tinnitus: I don’t know if you’ve tried chiropractic, but it’s worth checking out. Getting bones in your neck and back in alignment can help considerably. My chiropractor uses electrostimulation as part of the package. This seems to be very helpful.

      Please stay in touch. It seems to be important, but I’m not sure why yet.

      • Linda Rampey
        April 18, 2009

        I was wondering if you have been looking into how psychics see/live in time?

        Linda

        • craigweiler
          April 19, 2009

          Hi Linda,
          I have not looked into this and I know of no research into this area. Actual research into the personalities and lives of psychic people is non existent. The only research on the subjective experience of time that I know of is that time slows down for us as our body temperature rises. When you’re running a fever, time seems slower.

          My personal experience, which is probably normal is this: The more closed down I am, the faster time appears to go. The more opened up I am, the slower it appears to go. As psychic people are generally more aware of other people and their environments than is ordinary, time probably subjectively passes more slowly for us.

          My theory of consciousness predicts that when we are accessing psychic information, our consciousness momentarily steps outside of time altogether. Time will be moving for our bodies, but we have directed our attention to a deeper reality where time has no meaning.

          I hope that information is helpful in some way.

          Craig

          • Linda Rampey
            April 19, 2009

            Yes, this is what I believe I experience. Carrying it on a bit further, I’ve been thinking that I sometimes simultaneously experience the various layers of time, as it were. It’s only been lately that I’ve become conscious of this, and am still pondering the “craziness” of such thoughts on my part. I do know that we are able to slow/change/expand time, often at will. I was just wondering if you’ve had thoughts on this subject – and I’m grateful that you have, because this is one subject which sounds completely insane to me when I hear myself talking about it.

            Linda

            • craigweiler
              April 19, 2009

              I did a post on consciousness today, and part of that is that consciousness is quantum in nature and will bypass our macro reality and behave as though it didn’t exist. If that’s the case, then it would be entirely possible for you to experience layers of time.

        • Caroline B.
          November 23, 2013

          Hello, I can tell you my perspective on time. I have, basically, no sense of time. I rarely know what day it is, I can look at a clock three or four times in a row because I don’t exactly pay attention to the time I see. I have short term memory issues because I live in the moment and things that happened two or three hours ago don’t matter anymore (if it’s not important, obviously) and when I wake up in the morning I don’t really care what happened yesterday because, well, it was yesterday and it already happened and here we are in the present. I get anxious when things are planned out in advance because what if something changes or I suddenly don’t feel like acting on the plan or whatever. If you ask me to hang out in two days I might cancel in the last minute but if you asked me to hang out right now I’d be more likely to act on the invite of the moment. I cried on my 15th birthday because I felt like my life was a clock, and presumably I’ll live to be 60 and in theory my life was already a quarter over. I feel like using time isn’t for me because when you look at a clock, it counts up, but I see it as a means of counting down.I operate on my feelings. I dress according to my feelings. I sleep when I’m tired, eat when I’m hungry, drink when I’m thirsty etc. Time is relative.

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