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Psychics and Depression

Minor update 4-24-10

Not much is written about what it’s like to be an overly sensitive person in this world. There are some that believe that it must be really cool to be psychic. Indeed if you look at a lot of psychic literature, it is generally very positive about using your intuition and connecting to the world. The New Age stuff has a lot of emphasis on the positive as well. Everywhere you look, it’s supposed to be this wonderful magical experience.

I know better. Yes, there is something special about being able to connect with others on a deep level, there is a possibility of real joy and happiness that I think is denied to most people, and there are a wide range of experiences that are very rich and rewarding. These parts of our lives need to be honored and respected, but we must also acknowledge that this is not the whole story.

For anyone who doesn’t understand this I’ll give you a dose of reality. If you are psychic, you can’t help it. It’s not a choice anymore than being gay or being of your ethnicity. You are born with it and all the sensitivity that comes along with it; it is your life and you have to deal with it.  You get the whole package and you don’t get to choose which parts you will keep and which you won’t.

One aspect of this sensitivity is that psychic people tend to become people pleasers.  The natural empathy we are capable of can be focused on putting the needs of others before our own.  We’re less likely to stand up for our own needs because we can so easily understand the needs of others.  This leads to an inability as an adult to know what we want or even what we like.  That is the highway to depression.

Very few psychic children have understanding parents and relatives and do not understand what is different about them or even that there is something different about them at all. To each of us, the world we inhabit looks normal and we don’t understand that other people don’t think the same way. Soon enough though, we begin to comprehend that we don’t quite fit in. I can remember as a child constantly being on the outside looking in. Other kids could laugh and play and get along with each other. I just couldn’t quite manage that.

I did what I think most psychic children do. I began the slow and painful process of trying to fit in; something that never quite works, but which becomes a talent of sorts. I was very good at acting because that was how I was spending most of my time. There is no identity to be had in western culture and certainly no respect or understanding. One should always keep in mind that a great number of people are convinced that psychic abilities do not even exist. Of course this means that people such as myself are viewed as delusional; naturally, I cannot help but feel hurt by this.

A very few psychic people grow up in households that accept psychic ability and they fare much better. They grow up with a strong sense of self; but most of us have to learn it on the fly. We have to learn about our own sensitivity the hard way: by making mistakes and getting hurt. The need to fit in and be accepted is very strong, but is always denied to us; what most people don’t realize is that only normal people want to be different. For those of us who really are different, being normal looks pretty good.

We are profoundly affected in who we are by being psychic, even if we never use the talent, and when we go out into the world we discover that the gift is not taken seriously, is not understood and is not considered to be of much value. In fact, embracing who we are is sure to put us on the fringes of society in a hurry. That’s a choice that can make us miserable: We can only fit in by denying who we are. If we embrace the reality that we really live in, we leave most of the world behind.

Because we are so emotional, and we have these constant conflicts, we struggle with depression. Many psychic people deal with it their entire lives; it makes alcohol attractive. I don’t think that there is a single psychic person who doesn’t go through this at some point, and most of us have gone through depression several times.

Many people think that depression is about feeling bad.  But that is not the case.  Depression is about not feeling; that is to say, the ability to feel is severely depressed.  The emotions are shut down and we feel disconnected.  It becomes an actual neurological condition.  To get out of depression then, means feeling again.  It is something that we’re good at and that comes naturally to us, so that if we’re able to address what’s causing the depression, we’ll generally be able to lift it without resorting to medication.

To even begin to unlock our emotions during depression it’s important to understand the importance of the role our subconscious plays in our lives.  What we feel and think on the surface may be the complete opposite in our subconscious.   For example, while I may be able to talk very convincingly about the reality of psi and have all the facts at my disposal, I may still be unconsciously doubting myself.  That’s normal and if we are going to address depression we have to be aware of this aspect of our psyche.

It’s hard to say exactly what gets us all locked up, and I’m sure that some of the reasons for our depression we share with the rest of the world, but we have some of our own unique issues to deal with.  And the one that is probably the most frightening to us is:

Are we making it all up?

In other words:  Are we crazy?  Are we deluding ourselves?  On the surface we may have convinced ourselves that we’re completely confident, but underneath, we may still be questioning ourselves.  The test for this is to see how we react if someone doubts us.  The strength of our reaction to people who are skeptical of our abilities is an indication of how strongly we hold that fear.  I have personally never met a psychic person who did not react.  Apparently we all doubt ourselves to some extent despite all evidence to the contrary.

I have learned to handle skeptics much better, but I it took an enormous amount of factual data and a sharp memory to get to this point.  To get past this, you have to be able to clearly understand what kind of people they are as well.  (I’ve covered this in the post: There are no good skeptics.).  But a steady diet of these people is going to drag us down and it’s best to avoid them.  To constantly debate and argue with them is nothing more than a reflection of our own insecurity.

We can also suffer from chronic over stimulation.  If we are in a situation where our mind never gets a rest from the emotions of the world around us, it will start to shut down.  An example of  this situation is working in a high pressure job.  It’s not just the pressure that we feel, but also the pressure that those around us feel as well. This is as much a cause of depression as any other.

Another thing that contributes to depression is being a passive aggressive personality, which is very common in highly sensitive people, and therefore psychic people..  This kind of behavior eats away at the gut and deprives us of happiness.  I changed that behavior in myself simply by refusing to be dishonest with people about what I thought, how I felt and I stopped agreeing to do things that I knew I wasn’t going to do.  It was very hard at first and it upset my family quite a bit for awhile, but things did settle down and I’m much happier for it.

To avoid depression we need to own up to the things that cause us stress.  Jobs that require a lot of contact with people, high pressure jobs and being treated poorly in a job affect us more than other people.  If we can’t spend some time alone to concentrate and do our work; if demands are constantly put upon us, we’ll wear down quickly mentally and be susceptible to depression.

I don’t have any empirical proof for this, but I suspect that the mood altering drugs used for depression do not work very well for psychic people. We tend to avoid mind altering drugs anyway since we don’t get the same effects everyone else does.

The key to ending the cycle of depression is positive thinking, but done in a very specific way.  The absolute master of this is Louise L. Hay.  Her book on this subject, “You Can Heal Your Life”  is highly recommended reading.  Absorb her message and this will help a great deal.  She got it right.

In addition, Dr. Maoshing Ni, longevity expert offers these helpful tips:

  1. Hands-On Healing Human touch increases the production of endorphins, growth hormone and DHEA, all of which lengthen your life span and lower the negative impact of stress. Studies have found that patients who are regularly touched recover faster than those who are not touched. Perhaps give someone a foot massage, or give someone a hug and feel both of your moods improve.
  2. A Laughing Matter “Laugh Therapy,” pioneered by Norman Cousins, has turned out to have real substance. Research has discovered that laughter and joy boost immune functions, especially the production of the natural killer cells that help defend the body from illness and cancer. Laughter also increases the release of endorphins — compounds that give you a sense of well-being — in your brain. Without a doubt, joyful people live longer and healthier lives. So read your favorite comics, watch your favorite comedies and laugh it up!
  3. Amino Acid for Restored Mindset When an imbalance or deficiency is creating a bad mood, the Europeans use supplements of a natural compound found in human cells to regulate mood and restore a healthy mindset. SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) is produced from methionine, an amino acid that plays a role in the production of uplifting neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. One study indicated that SAMe worked on patients who had unsuccessful results with conventional antidepressants. To get a boost from SAMe, take a supplement combining it with vitamins B6 and B12.
  4. Raise Your “Youth Hormones” You don’t need pills to flood your body with a rejuvenating flood of growth hormones. Research has found that doing squats and leg presses will greatly increase your natural production of the “youth hormone.” Increased growth hormone translates to an elevated mood, among other physical benefits. Keep it up with weight training, knee bends, push-ups and rowing.
  5. Acupuncture Boosts Brain Chemicals Many patients with depression and anxiety have benefited from acupuncture. Studies show that acupuncture increases the production of neurotransmitters endorphins, serotonin and dopamine–the happy, easygoing and calming brain chemicals that are found to be in low levels in depression and other mood disorders. Our team of doctors at Tao of Wellness has successfully helped numerous patients with mood disorders with acupuncture while collaborating with their mental health professionals. Contact Tao of Wellness for more information or go to to find a doctor of acupuncture near you.

If you are taking antidepressants, you should probably read this article by Mark Hyman, MD.  Why Antidepressants Don’t Work for Depression.

There is really only one door open for us. We must learn to face the world on our own terms. We must accept that there will always be people that think we are batshit crazy and simply avoid them. We must acknowledge our sensitivity and its limitations and work to reduce the things in our lives which cause us the most stress and we must let go of dreams that conflict with our sensitive nature and embrace those things which play to our strengths.

It is very hard and it can take a very long time, but really, we don’t have any better options.

104 comments on “Psychics and Depression

  1. jenniv729
    September 22, 2015

    I can honestly say ive truely benefited from the anti anxiety meds ive been prescribed. Im taking effexor and ive found my mood and energy has greatly improved. Im a paramedic and also a psychic, it wears me down more than most could imagine. I know its only a stepping stone in my life plan, but the constant over stimulation is at times overwhelming. Ive had incredible dreams while taking this medication. So real… some so sad, some terrifying… but ive released so much built up emotion through my dreams. I feel like im finally able to be better centered on a daily basis. I dont plan on taking the effexor forever, just like i dont plan on being a paramedic forever, but for now this helps… also… i LOVED this article. I would love to know more about your experiences with dealing with your abilities and depression. Its very helpful

    • chrissy
      September 23, 2015

      Hi Jenniv729…. I read your blog and found it interesting! As I have stated many times on this site to Craig, how much it helps other fellow psychics is unreal. I just googled effexor and seen what it is used for. I myself is a psychic medium and now proud of who I am, but trust me over my life it felt like a curse, but now finding to embrace this gift. My heart goes out to other fellow psychics who are struggling with their gift and not knowing where to turn.

      I myself are a natural in many things, this includes taking any anti depressants. For some reason all throughout my life something in my head told me not to take any kind of drugs for depression, but found a capsules named 5.HTP what I take at time times and gives me a good night sleep and leaves me the next day feeling calm and more in control. I am open 24/7 and don’t see Auras, or need to open chakras, infact these are new to me. My gift started around 5 years old and now in my 50s.

      Since having my gift and not knowing I had this until the past 6 years or more, hence my REPRESSION, now I am able to feel I have come home and feels I should have been this way all my life.

      Would you believe I have no friends, well real friends, especially when they know about my gifts and now I don’t intend to hide it anymore. They love me until they ask for any messages what come through for them, as soon as anything comes through, now I must tell them, I am not responsible for what comes through ,as they don’t like what they hear, by the way all accurate confirmation. One time I saved a lady acquaintance by telling her to go and see her Dr because I was told by the spirit world she has diabetes, she done this and after having tests was diagnosed with diabetes ,but I had told her 2 weeks before any Dr diagnosed her ,so us psychics do come in useful at times.

      After I stumbled on Craig’s site, brought tears to my eyes and relief.. Some other person cares about their fellow psychics.

      I hope you find peace within you on your spiritual journey.

    • chrissy
      September 23, 2015

      Please feel free to share your dreams with us! Better out than in..I’ve been there all my life and worn the t.shirt ,but thank god now they come to me during the day and now I get a good nights sleep, as after any PREMONITION it leaves me feeling drained

    • chrissy
      September 23, 2015

      By the way ,at this moment in time, I am up against energy vampires.. lol People how zap my energy and the only way I get my energy back up is to go home and stay there alone for 24 hours.. lol sad but true…

      I do love my own space though..

  2. Darcy
    September 11, 2015

    I’m 15 and very emotionally sensitive. I exhibit all the traits of a psychic and honestly I’m super scared. I have depression, too and I don’t know how to go on with my life. It’s so hard to concentrate on school like I used to

    • chrissy
      September 11, 2015

      Hi Darcy, well you come across as much older than 15. Are you able to share this with your parents, or any family member? Are there any other family members who have the same gifts as yourself?

      I would say to you to read Craig’s page and see what you get out of it, I myself got a lot of answers, as like you, I was very young when things started to happen to me, around 5 years old and no one and I mean no one in my family ever explained what was happening to me, I had to go through this life hoping and listening and reading and learning for myself with a lot of falls ,but one must get back up and learn from past experiences. Going to the gym does help. I heard in USA is more welcoming and open minded about our psychic gifts than in UK, so you have one advantage.

      I put all my experiences down from a child etc in a book called Don’t shoot the Messenger, by Chrissy Porter ,it helped me heal, or at least started my healing. I am still healing now and maybe will for the remaining of my life, but now I see the light at the end of the tunnel. For many many years my gift felt like a curse, but now embrace it and see it as a gift from God=higher self. But you must go down your own path and learn things for yourself. In one way you are lucky you have the internet, as when I was growing up I had nothing only prays.

      I wish you all the luck on your spiritual journey and hope you find happiness within.

  3. Greg
    September 10, 2015

    Thanks for this post. I’m once again in the throes of a new wave of depression…. sigh. I left an online group due to being outed over and over for my sight. I’m sure they think I would take it as a compliment, yet really all I wanted was to try and find someone else who had and understood what sight is. No such luck…just requests for me to see. Sigh. I’m told my sight is a strong one and a rare gift, yet it still unnerves me and I’m always in doubt how accurate my sight is, no matter how much positive feedback I get. Again my thanks for this post.

    • chrissy
      September 10, 2015

      Hi Greg, I totally empathise with you, because I too left many groups hence now prefer to be alone on this spiritual journey of mine. I am from UK and not been lucky in finding groups who can understand my gift. I have NEVER had to go for any development courses, I suppose I was born this way and now trying to accept this is who I am, especially after having 40 plus years of repression.

      I recall leaving a online spiritual group because they said I am not able to leave blogs on their site, because I am a psychic medium and only empaths are allowed on their site, silly eh, but there you are. I am on a similar journey but feel my depression has lifted and now all what is left is to have more understanding and for me to embrace this gift and not see it as a curse.

      I hope you find peace within you!

    • chrissy
      September 11, 2015

      Greg, have you tried taking L-Methionine together with vitamin B complex? It does work..

  4. Clay
    April 2, 2015

    “Everywhere you look, it’s supposed to be this wonderful magical experience.

    I know better.”

    I laughed so hard when I read this, because it’s so true. I’ve lived most of my life not wanting to admit that I had any ability, and actually was thinking “I’m just crazy” to make myself fee better about it!

    I’ve been reading a lot about what it means to be ‘psychic’ and most people write about the ‘beauty’ of it all, when in all actuality, especially when you have no clue about what it happening, it’s horrifying.

    Thanks for posting this because it really helped me feel better about it all. It also gave me some perspective about myself that I hadn’t ever taken into account. Your posts have really helped me (I’ve read four or five of them now) better understand myself.

    • Chrissy
      June 25, 2015


      I know where you are coming from because I had repression for many years up until recently after going to a spiritualist church for Clarity. I am a psychic medium , I suppose I was born this way. I understand my Mum and Grandma was also mediums but in those days it was pushed under the carpet.

      I am now in my 50s and decided to write a book about my life growing up with this gift and not knowing about it. It is a true story ,from the heart and can find this on UK Amazon. Don’t shoot the Messenger by Chrissy Porter.

      I am not a practising medium though and tried to get a way from this gift but the spirit world came back bigger and stronger ,so now accept this is who I am.

      I hope to hear from any other fellow psychic mediums to exchange views.

      • Cheyenne
        July 4, 2015

        You know, I never knew there were more psychic medium borns other than me. I understood that there were Psychics and Mediums, but not born like that. Mother and Grandmother never were mediums, but my Grandma has a little psychic in herself that she may not have noticed, but I did right away.

        My question is, Why are some people born psychic medium in the family, while the rest has nothing to do with anything close to that?

        • craigweiler
          July 4, 2015

          That’s a good question and I think it has something to do with the way personalities tend to spread out in groups regardless of size. Only on the Internet do you find large numbers of people with similar personalities all grouped together. Never in real life. I think that’s nature’s way of creating successful groups. By spreading out the personalities in any given group, it makes the group more dynamic and probably more successful.

          • Chrissy
            July 6, 2015

            Craig, Any chance you opening a page for Repression and psychics? It went down well on that other site, but after they found out I am a psychic medium they said they will be closing my page down ,so I removed myself from their site.

            I got a good response from that page too!

            Just a thought to put to you..

          • Chrissy
            August 6, 2015

            Craig, i have just done a ESP test on myself and got 82 per cent out of 100.

            • craigweiler
              August 7, 2015

              That’s not surprising.

              • chrissy
                August 15, 2015

                Hi Craig, thanks for replying about your book. What is the name of this book please? I am happy it helped you, and I think I am correct in saying for all the people on your site, YOU AND YOUR SITE HELPED MANY PSYCHICS LIKE YOURSELF, especially me after having repression all those years about my psychic gift. It open a lot of things for me and now coming to terms with this.

                I agree though writing books doesn’t bring in money, but my own reason for writing my book was to start my healing process and this has defiantly done that and happy to say helped many people on their own spiritual journey.

              • craigweiler
                August 15, 2015

                You can find the book here:

                And thanks for your kind words.

              • chrissy
                August 15, 2015

                name of this book? I cannot find it ,sorry.

              • craigweiler
                August 15, 2015

                I put in a link, but it didn’t show up. Sorry for the confusion. If you go to the main page on my blog on the left side you’ll find links to important posts, and one of them is about my book.
                The title is: “Psi Wars: Ted, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet.”

              • chrissy
                August 15, 2015

                The big Ted?

              • Chrissy
                August 14, 2015

                Craig, do you think I would benefit on reading your book? How many books do you have out and which one in your opinion would I benefit from reading?


              • craigweiler
                August 15, 2015

                Hi Chrissy,
                I have just the one book. It’s about the science controversy surrounding psychic ability, and the weirdness, deceit and hatefulness of the skepticism. It deals with some very dark subjects and it can put you in a dark place for awhile.
                I found this personally helpful because in the end, I understood finally that I faced real prejudice as a psychic person and that it wasn’t my fault. There are actively prejudiced people out there and they are supported by the mainstream media.

                That was my lesson. If you feel the need to explore this, then perhaps it’s yours too. If not, then no.

                I doubt I’ll write another book. They’re very time consuming and they bring in very little money.

              • Chrissy
                August 7, 2015

                I am trying to reach, as many people as possible via my book, for them to understand about Psychics, especially since coming out of my repression now and once again thank you for your site ,it is very inspiring for people like me. You are correct in saying, it does help when one talks with other fellow psychics, as I am sure a lot psychics feel alone on their journey.

          • chrissy
            September 20, 2015

            Hi Craig, I know you are busy at this time, but hope when you have time to reply my last message! (Thanks) I think I can talk for many people on your site and feel we sort of rely on people like yourself to give us all the information about ourselves that we don’t understand and for me once again this has been a great help!

            The here and now for ME, is to try and accept ME AND TO EMBRACE THIS AS A GIFT!

          • chrissy
            September 20, 2015

            Craig, please check out when you have time! What is the meaning of Synesthesia? I have never seen any ones Aura or need to open chakras. I love doing research and stumbled on this site, please check it out and let me know what you think of it.

        • chrissy
          July 4, 2015

          After reading your message, I can only speak for myself. From birth up until now, I was born a psychic medium, but only in the past few years fully came to understand it and now trying to embrace it. I feel this site has helped me to understand and come to terms with my gift, as there are a lot of answers to my questions ,but still have more questions, maybe you can answer.

          Having the spirit world with me all my life and believe me I felt when they were around, made me feel like these are my family, sad but true ,but when I don’t feel they are around I feel empty, it may sound silly to you ,but that is how it is.
          Why do the spirit world only come when they need and not when I ask? No one really has ever answered this for me to fully understand! Yes, I ask from time to time for them to come and give me answers ,but nothing…Then how can these mediums in UK and imagine in USA go around giving message to people and charging them? They just connected like a light switch turning on and off.

          I have never seen Auras or need to open chakras ,do Chakras really exist? AND Auras?

          Would be interesting to know your opinion.

  5. Lakeisha allen
    March 22, 2015

    Thank you so much for creating a space that has given me comfort. It is so very nice to know I am not alone. If their are any medium or those who are natural channelers please feel free to contact me. I have always been sensitive but never saw it as being psychic because it was so much apart of who I am. Being different without even trying rings so true to me. This past year I have had abilities come to the forefront that have left me awed and scared. I don’t want to box myself with a label but I am a spiritual channel. This can be quite frightening because I don’t know how to turn it off, I don’t know who to reach out to…and my life is changed.(whether I like it or not) I also suffer from depression from my childhood and feelings of low self worth. This ability is a blessing and a curse. I have no support system and no physical family and would love to speak with any newbie channelers such as myself. This is not a gift that I dabbled with to have but rather turned on spontaneously. If it’s okay for me to post my email…

    • Anonymous
      June 29, 2015

      Hi, I received your comment via this site ,thanks for that ,but in all honesty, I have emailed you on the email you gave on this site. Please let me know if you have received it. Peace-light-love to all

    • Chrissy
      June 29, 2015

      I am open and been open all my life and now it is like second nature to me.. lol just embrace and accept it…

    • Chrissy
      June 25, 2015

      Hi, I am Chrissy from UK. I am a none practising psychic medium. I am happy to see this kind of site and hope we all support one another on our spiritual journey.

      From a young age of around 5 years old, I seen and felt things no other family member felt and always told my Mum whenever this happened. Her reply was always the same from 5 years old up until she passed when i was 38 years old ,long time eh! It was a scary ,lonely life for me growing up with this gift and at times thought i was going crazy ,but new in my mind anything to do with the spirit world was a no go area. My Mum made me oppress my gift and then i learnt to repress it, until the last few years after a stranger on a spiritual site told me I had a gift and would I go for clarity to a church. This was the best thing I had done for myself and since written a book for people like yourself and many others on this site to embrace this gift, I believe we are chosen to do this kind of work and not to be afraid of it.
      Please check my book out and see for yourself. You can find this on Amazon UK it is called. Don’t shoot the Messenger by Chrissy Porter. Please let me know how you find it. Peace-light-love to all on this site.

      • Lakeisha allen
        June 29, 2015

        Hi Chrissy, thank you for replying. I had to double check the date I posted my message because it seems so long ago. I have come to accept my gift now that I’m a little more knowledgable of it. A little more knowledgable…. With all the conflicting info on the net I began to feel that I had an attatchments or entity, this was not the case and all the help I sought out ultimately led to me trusting my own unique process and gift. Although I still have days where my mind is boggled and I go from being happy to melancholy. I didn’t experience a repression of my abilities, I didn’t know until last year that I could channel people in the spirit world I had a very sudden and very profound awakening last year. I saw my mother who I had not seen since I was five years old, my aunts, ancestors, my higher self and people I had been in past lives, and my dad, who transitioned to spirit almost six years ago. I have lived the majority of my life with no living family except my dad, and suddenly—family. I still don’t fully understand but now in hindsight I think to myself, ohh okay it was always there. When I was young and taken to funerals, the person that crossed over would visit me in my dreams, my mother came to me in a dream to help me deal with her passing. I would feel her next to me at night when I layed down to sleep.i had a very traumatic childhood which seems to be a common thing with sensitive people.. You said you got clarity from a church you went to, can you expound further on that if you don’t mind? Was it connected to the Arthur Findlay school? As odd as it may sound, I’ll ask anyway– did you go through a phase when you didn’t know who you were? I seem to be pondering that a lot…
        Hope you reply, take care.

        • Chrissy
          June 29, 2015

          Hi, I left you an email but it came back rejected.. I think it is a wonderful thing if you have this gift and need to accept and embrace it.

        • Chrissy
          June 29, 2015

          I replied you but cannot see it on this site? lol

          • Lakeisha allen
            June 29, 2015

            Hi Chrissy, I have received your email via gmail but when I try to reply it just sends me back to this site to comment. I felt the need to respond privately but am unable to do so… Are you replying from your email address or this site?

            • chrissy
              June 29, 2015

              Hi, It would be nice to know if you are a female or male? Nice to know who I am talking with.. Second, I tried to email you on the gmail address you left on this site with no avail.. It came back to me ,maybe you should look and see if you have given a wrong address. Anyway, not important, I don’t mind replying on this site.

              Fire away in asking me any questions within reason and I will try my best to answer them and always in a truthful way.

              For me this site is a big relief as I live in UK and not found anything like this.
              Just reading what Craig has written rings bells for myself and feels like a breath of fresh air.

              Regarding you not having any family only your Dad. .Well check this out. I had two brothers, one sister ,one daughter and a Mum, but had NO CONNECTION at all with any of them, so I am use to being alone. I accept this now, taken me along time, but I am getting to a place of peace with myself and it feels like winning the lottery for me!

              All I advise you is to try and accept you have this gift and embrace it, don’t fight it.. I tried for many years but the spirit world come back stronger.

              Where I am at this moment in time.. I understand this place where I live is not the right environment for me, but am told PATIENCE.. I am also a Reiki healer and from time to time give myself self healing and is very powerful. I do go for monthly healing from a Reiki healer to give me a boost ,this does help. I understand our nervous system is different to others, if you I can send you something on this?

              Anyway, take care.. Peace-light-love to all!


              • Lakeisha allen
                June 30, 2015

                Hi Chrissy, the email is correct( I’ve recieved other emails from people on this site and yours as well… Not sure what’s going on but I am getting your messages. I am a woman soon to be 41. I did not attend Arthur Findlay but you said you went to a church for clarity and I was inquiring about that, I understand author Finley has some associative churches in the UK. (Snu)My question is what type of clarity did you receive in the church that benefited you? You also said our nervous system is different would you explain more about this. What were your experiences as a medium, did they pester you, what about privacy? Also you said they came back stronger what do you mean.

                Take care.

              • chrissy
                June 30, 2015

                Your Nervous system is different to other people’s.
                Why is your central nervous system so important?
                The CNS is very poorly understood by the medical establishment.
                It is all about ENERGY
                Electrical energy.
                This is the primary means by which Spirit communicate through mediums
                Via their CNS
                Gifted mediums have specific types of CNS that are sympathetic to Spirit.
                This is the case with YOU Chrissy.
                THIS is why you have such a strong connection with Spirit.
                I am not made like this and so I am not AS receptive to Spirit as you
                But this is YOUR Gift.
                As you know!!!!

                Hi, this is something a friend done some research on about our nervous system..

                I have asked you a few times but feel you are reluctant to say, if you are in UK OR USA? Hope this helps..

            • chrissy
              June 29, 2015

              Hi Again, I recall now Arthur Findlay college in UK .. My mind is not awake only early here.. Have you been to this college?

        • chrissy
          June 29, 2015


          Just to reply to your last message! First I am not familiar with Arthur Findlay school, sorry. I live in UK AND NOT USA.. Where in the world are you?

          Second, I went to a local spiritualist church for clarity of my gift. One night with other 22 mediums in a round circle. I was so shy and scared. One medium taken me upstairs to see what level of psychic ability I have and to my amazement and shock, I gave two accurate messages with names.. lol It was before I started writing my book of Don’t shoot the Messenger.. I believe you will have a better understanding about the spirit world and yourself, as a lot of my readers put reviews on Amazon saying, they can relate to a lot of things in my book for themselves.

          It is not my destiny to be in spiritual churches, because I am a free spirit ,being controlled all my life, even by the spirit world and still, as they only come when it suits them and not when I ask them to come, this frustrated me though. lol

          Anyway, I hope this helps..



          • Lakeisha allen
            June 30, 2015

            Hi Chrissy, I just read this response. First, the Arthur Findlay school is in the United kingdom. Secondly I live in the United states. Thank you for suggesting your book, take care.

            • chrissy
              July 4, 2015

              Hi Lakeisha Allen,

              I was wondering where you are at with your psychic ability now?

              • Lakeisha allen
                July 5, 2015

                Hey Chrissy, I’ll just jump in there: my psychic ability is still something that I’m trying to wrap my head around, it staggers my mind–I can’t say it any other way. It took a little under a year to figure out what all the pressure around my head was about or why it felt like someone was swimming around in my aura, I went to different mediums for answers but got conflicting information, eventually I figureed it out on my own. Btw, I just wanted to say that chakras and auras are in fact real and can be felt with practice, the hand chakras are a good place to start. I know you didn’t direct that question towards me but I just wanted to put that out there. As far as my abilities go. I don’t know if I’m embarrassed to talk about it, or want to tell everyone or what, but your sense of me connected to spirit was right on. I’ll try to explain the best I can, bc I can’t fully comprehend it or how it’s possible. It’s as if my face and body is some kind of hologram(for lack of a better description) or I’m like a clear channel that people (those in spirit) can show themselves on. I have other abilities but this is my strongest. I am struck by what this says about the reality we live in and the reality of who we are/ versus who we think we are. I also RESONATED so strongly with you saying you felt like they were family, most of the ppl I see are my ancestral family, some are not however, they will not answer my questions nor give any names, I feel they will in the future though. They flow the way they want and not how we want them too. I’m learning that. And they also come and go as they please, if I didn’t have a body I think I’d do the same😊 I know I went on and on, but it’s so nice to get it out. Hopefully I didn’t go to far off track.

                Peace to you Chrissy, email me anytime.

        • chrissy
          June 30, 2015

          Hi, Thanks for your reply. .If you pop on Amazon UK will you see my book and it has all of the answers to your questions you asked me.. Are you from UK?

        • chrissy
          June 30, 2015

          If you would like a chat and live in UK ,leave me your number and we can have a chat..

        • Chrissy
          July 25, 2015

          Hey, how is it going? I am still doing research into stuff but this site has been a great help for me.

          Peace-light-love to all


    • Chrissy
      June 25, 2015

      If it helps you, I have been open all my life to the spirit world and learnt to accept it. When you do this for yourself, you will feel more at ease with yourself..

    • chrissy
      July 4, 2015

      Happy Independence Day for yesterday to all USA!

    • chrissy
      September 20, 2015

      Hi, How are things going with you? I hope you have found some ground and trying to fully understand your gift and like myself trying to embrace it!

  6. ajf
    March 21, 2015

    I started by reading your article on Highly Sensitive People and I identified with every single point. So I read the Characteristics of Psychic people and was surprised that they too where identical for me.

    I can walk into a room and feel things that most people don’t. Or even go to a country – like Cambodia, it was overwhelming, I can’t even describe it. I find other people’s pain is hard, especially when you can’t help. I find this particularly with my daughter. But I can’t explain this to her, without her misunderstanding it or her thinking I’m, well, overly hypersensitive. I also have the experience where places have colours and atmospheres exist long after their time. The colours of a painting can make me delirious with happiness. I just thought I was super observant and perceptive, but your articles make me question that it’s more. I’m 42. I’m convinced I’m going through early menopause, much to most other people’s scoffing, but according to you, this is a time that there is an increased awareness. It would explain a lot.

    Funnily, this has made me look at my Father in a totally different way and I find myself wondering if he is the same. He is functioning alcoholic, an ex principal of a school, that apparently was the keeper of all secrets to all people, yet a stoic man who can’t hide his tears for humanity with their big and small problems.

    I really appreciate your website. Really, for no other reason than I can write this down to you. And it doesn’t need to be important to anyone else but me. And I can. maybe, finally understand myself a bit more. Better late than never!

    • Chrissy
      June 25, 2015


      i have read your statement and hope you find some comfort in this. I had repression for many years about my psychic gift. I am a none practising psychic medium and was born this way. I understand my Mum and Grandma were both mediums but in those days it was pushed under the carpet. Throughout my life whenever I saw things and told my Mum ,she told me to shut up and don’t talk this way, so she made me oppress it and I learnt to repress it ,until the past few years after going to a spiritualist church for clarity. This was the best thing I could do for myself. I then decided to write a book and share my experiences with others like yourself. It tells of me growing up with this gift and not knowing i had it ,it tells me of me not being attached to my earth family and feeling different. I am sure you can learn something from this.

      You can find this on Amazon UK called Don’t shoot the Messenger by Chrissy Porter.

      Please try and find someone who does Reiki Healing ,it helped me a lot.


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  9. Bee
    August 13, 2014

    Your writing relates to me in many ways.

    It seems that I could affect the world around me.

    There were times in my office when I imagined person “A” would go this way, “B” would move that way, and it would make “C” go to certain direction. And this “scenario” would happen in a few days. I call this sort of thing as “playing chess” because I see the movement like in a chess-board.

    I could drag certain people to get closer and get to know them like I have known them for years.
    I could “read” people when I choose to focus on them.
    I also develop sort of ability to surround myself with “cloud” so even psychic people could not detect who I really am, but mostly know there’s something different about me. I do that unconsciously since I like to hide myself (the real me).

    I have a friend at work whom finally notice me that I am different due to many unusual things about me. Like times when I said about what other person would say exactly the same, and that just awed her. When there’s a big trouble in the office that affected everybody in anger, she noticed me that I was calm and smiling like I knew how it’s gonna end up. And many more. She called me as psychic, but up to now I dont like to put that label on me.

    I know what others about to say few days before, so I could think about what I would have to say or decide about it.
    I dont like to put the label “psychic” on me cos most people would see me differently, and I dont like that.

    Having the ability to “read” people, I often meet people with different “psychic” ability without them knowing me who I am. But in the end, I would tell them why I know about stuff. Most of them prefer to keep their distance away of me being around them, and it has something to do with that “playing chess”.

    There were times when I met someone who could use tarrot. Before the reading, I examined every single card and imagining, “I want to see this card to come up, this one, also this one, and I’d like to see what this one means so it should come up”. And … all those cards would come up, lol. The cards said that I have a sharpest heart that would affect surrounding me.

    Everytime I finished reading your writing, I would smile. Like it or not, I just have to deal about that label “psychic”, lol.

  10. Ellen Pearce
    August 9, 2014

    I appreciate the literature on being psychic and depression. I identified with all of your writing on the subject. Cleared up a lot. Even as a child, my siblings absolutely thought I was strange, so I was left feeling alone.

  11. CL
    March 6, 2014

    Hi Craig,

    I never knew such a site exist and what I had felt previously are not mere ‘coincidences’. When I hear that someone is psychic, I immediately think this person can see ‘things’ and communicate with them…or so I thought. Although Im often attracted to what psychics can predict, I don’t very comfortable with them knowing the bible says that divination is not good.

    My interest in this area heighten about 6 wks ago after I started wearing crystals/gemstones. Before there, there were a few incidences where I:

    1) felt an entity or smth in the car with me…for I suddenly felt extremely sad, very sad – I said a prayer quickly and the feeling left immediately. But it left me puzzled.

    2) felt like I’ve walked through ‘someone’ because I instinctly knew who that person is, although I’m not close to this person.

    3) thought of someone whom I’ve not contacted for a long time, years or months and he will contact me within hours/days. I’ve noticed its usually someone I’ve previously dated. This is especially so with one particular ex and it continued after our r/s ended, for a while I thought its telepathic communications but I found out later he never felt anything…so its one-sided from me?

    4) felt very pulled to a stranger whom I subsequently dated for a couple of weeks because this guy just makes me cry alot…from day 1, for no reason. I could feel his sadness. This one is especially strange.

    5) could sense major changes in someone’s life – marriage, change of jobs, got a new jobs etc…although we may not have spoken or been in touch for years/months. Again, these were ex-bfs.

    6) felt ‘someone’ near me…like if I could just pop my head around, I may come confront something.

    7) The block I stayed at had 2 suicides cases…the week before the 2nd one, I was very depressed and had suicidal thoughts even in my sub-conscious moments, fortunately, it went away after a week.

    After wearing the gemstones:

    1) I found I could predict winning numbers…I said ‘predict’ not win. If I buy, it doesn’t come out. This phenomenon ended after 2 weeks.

    2) Hear ‘someone’ knocking on my bedroom door…twice, in separate occasions…a slow but audible someone playing on piano sort of rhythm. Who? Why?

    3) See strangers (young, old, men, women) looking right back at me when I closed my eyes. Fortunately, this also ended after 2 days. Again, who are these people?

    4) I had a short but very intended and sad dream, I could almost feel my tears flowing back into my gut, only to be awaken to ‘sense’ a white shadow running away to my left.

    Would appreciate if someone tell me what’s happening? Am I psychic? I’m scared and uncertain.

    Like what some ppl have mentioned here, I’m somewhat of a ppl pleaser – not always, but I tend to over-empathise I find and that leads to be taken advantage of sometimes. On the flip-side, I can also be very prideful and arrogant. One thing for sure, I have always been a loner because I’m so ‘sensitive’ that I feel hurt when others react insensitively. SIGH! LIFE?!

  12. Mark Hardstaff
    January 27, 2014

    I have had a number of stange events occur.
    I had a strong feeling I was about to move house and it happened.
    I came across this woman where I moved to and something happened when I saw her face, through my head goes this ” everything that just happened to you was so you would be here to see this woman, she is gong to be your girlfriend”
    7 months later thus same woman starts showing interest in me and will follow me around a venue staring at me.
    I’m having trouble dealing with it, but have fallen in love with her, and that’s crazy!

    I also started telling people about another woman old enough to be my daughter. I told them I thought I was supposed to help her.
    A year later SHE befriends me. We are friends and I have been helping her.

    I see a lot of things that are minor, but about to happen. Coincidence? I don’t know anymore, I feel I may be losing my mind.

    • craigweiler
      January 27, 2014

      Interesting. One time, many years ago I made a phone call to volunteer for an organization and I remember thinking, “I’ve just set events in motion to meet my wife.” And sure enough, that’s what happened. We’re still married over 25 years later.

      • Chrissy
        June 25, 2015

        Hi Craig,

        I am happy I came across your site and hope to exchange views with other fellow psychic mediums. It has been a lonely world for me. i had no connection with my earth family and always felt different. I understand my Mum and Grandma were both psychic mediums but in those days it was pushed under the carpet.

        I could curl your hair with my psychic gift from the age around 5 years up until now. I am in my 50s and all my life my Mum told me to shut up and don’t talk this way, whenever I seen things. This went on for many years until recently I went to a spiritualist church for clarity. I am not a practising medium though, I believe I was born this way and tried to get away from this gift, but the spirit world came back bigger and stronger ,so now I accept this is who I am. I have never needed to develop myself and keep away from churches, as I am a free spirit.

        Some good came out of this though, I decided to write it down in a book and one can find this on Amazon UK. It tells a true story of me growing up with this gift and the hurdles and obstacles I came across.

        I look forward in hearing from you.

        Regards to all Chrissy

        • Chrissy
          June 25, 2015

          My book is called Don’t shoot the Messenger by Chrissy Porter ,you can find this on Amazon UK

      • Chrissy
        August 26, 2015

        Hi Craig, I appreciate it is a busy time for you ,but I tried to google Repression on the net for psychics/mediums and only came up with that other site in USA what I removed myself from, after they found out, I am a medium, they closed my blog on Repression. It looks I am at a dead end and any suggestions would be appreciated when you have time.


        • craigweiler
          August 26, 2015

          Hi Chrissy,
          You can always start a blog on WordPress. It can take a long time to get a readership, but you can go on forums and link to your blog to advertise, or comment on other people’s blogs to draw them in. That’s all I can suggest.

  13. Selena Joosten
    January 4, 2014

    What really makes me depressed is I have been so told I am psychic and have all those qualities a sensitive has ten fold, but have no idea how to bring about my psychic abilities. So here I am suffering being so unbelievably sensitive mentally and physically and don,t get to do the good part. Makes tears burn in my eyes just writing this now, makes me so angry!

    • Chrissy
      August 26, 2015

      Hi, After reading your blog, can I suggest you try a spiritualist church or a development group. Can I ask who told you are psychic?

  14. Anonymous
    November 10, 2013

    Thank you and amen, brother! Being sensitive is often a painful experience. Depression comes from feeling helpless to do anything about it. Then the depression causes confusion and one begins to think that the depression is about other things–your annoying spouse (who is not really being annoying), money (always easy to blame finances), sex, what-have-you. When the real problem is a noisy, stressful, crowded environment or one filled with angry, rude, critical or competitive energies.

  15. Kenzie
    October 13, 2013

    this is so informational and makes so much sense! i am finally accepting myself for who i am, and went through a period of not feeling and am finally coming out of it. My art work suffered and rather so did i. Just yesterday i met a girl whom a felt almost connected to and shared who i am to her. she asked me to almost “read” her….i wasn’t really sure what she meant, but i was conflicted due to the fact she had a rather thick wall of almost like a shield. i told her i couldn’t right now….later i was able to and read her but as soon as i hit a point she closed off again.

    i fight with my mum a lot being she has repressed herself and i can’t help but feel it!!! I don’t know what to do…i have not told her about this, but she does not take it rather serious being she has repressed it….my brother is also angry all the time….

    Do you ever feel almost i don’t know how to describe it by the noises electronics make even now my computer is bugging the hell out of me!!!(excuse me..)

    I have rather strange dreams that i don’t remember until they actually happen…

    I am very confused but within this i am accepting this!

    Thank you for me being able to share this with you..i feel better already!

    • Chrissy
      July 25, 2015


      You are not alone in all of this there are millions of people all over the world like us ,we just need to accept this is who we are and embrace it, don’t fight it.

      I had repression from the age of 5 years up until my Mum passed when I was 38 years old ,imagine not knowing I had a psychic gift all those years ,but now learning to embrace it.

      Keep strong and focused

    • Chrissy
      August 26, 2015

      HI, I don’t know if you will receive this ,but after reading about your Mum with repression brought light to my own situation. I had repression for over 40s, because my Mum told me to shut up and don’t talk this way, imagine growing up with repression of your psychic gift and then having spirits visit me though the night. This went on all my life until after my Mum passed and I went to a spiritualist church for Clarity, now I am trying to accept this is who I am and learn to live with it ,but it is nice to find this kind of site so we can exchange views.

  16. Rose
    October 1, 2013

    Wow… every single paragraph. I’ve been struggling with this for awhile now… in a variety of ways… including the death of a very dearly loved high school sweetheart. I have only begun to grieve his passing in 2005 due to the bond we shared, and now I understand why. I always suspected, but yeah… I can no longer deny it. His gift/curse was stronger than my own. Geezus…

  17. anon
    September 8, 2013


  18. Tiffany Lowman
    September 7, 2013

    I have to say that I wish I would have read this years ago! I have dealt with everything you are talking about my whole life. I was diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety and depression. I have been on every kind of need you can think of. But could not find one that works. I recently found the courage to talk to a neighbor of mine and explained how I for some reason could always feel what others were thinking our feeling. People would say one thing, but I knew they were lying. I could go on and on, but she explained how she was a medium and that I was a feeler. We talked about it, but still did not understand. I have been trying to find out about it on the internet, but this is the first time I found something that was me to a T! Crazy! Thank you for helping me better understand who I am. I for once feel like I am not psycho or crazy!

  19. Anonymous Nicholson
    April 27, 2013

    Please help me i think i am phiscic i no that i am different no one beleives me my head doesnt work like everyone elses i think into every little part of everything, i highly observe all my surroundings.i am also a people please so much so that i believe i have also got depression from my trouble in my life being somewhat unreal. I cant cope i feel like killing myself i no bits of the future but i tend to no bad stuff rather than gd stuff only i believe myself the people in my life are over coming i do everything for them and they give me nothing back i used to be positive and have more ambition but theyve stripped that from me i have had councelling and the doctors keep prolonging giving me antidepressants i need to get away i feel stuck i need to be free but im afraid god souldnt forgive me for comming sucicide.

    • craigweiler
      April 27, 2013

      Hi Nicholson,
      I need to put you in touch with a group of people who can provide you some support. This is a comment section of a blog and not the best place.
      Follow this link:

      Sign up and start a new thread in the psychic support forum with what you told me. There are people there that can help. We’re all psychic on that particular sub forum, so you’ll be among friends.

      reply to this comment if you have any trouble.

  20. Kelidonious
    October 19, 2012

    I ve learned to accept what I have, and when I am around others I just am. I usually feel alot when I am though.. But I put alot of emphasis on helping them, and I notice that they feel it. (though they never realize it.) Whats funny though is when people think negatively about something I am doing or have, like my long hair for instance, I feel the terrible negativity towards it. Makes me want to cut it. I have grown up, and have no interest in being anything. I cant stay in a job where I have to talk to people constantly, alot of energy builds up and I get very very depressed. I do get depressed alot, for no reason. But I am not really a depressive person, so it is unusual. I have alot of sensitive friends though, and I feel them easily. Thank you so much for understanding how we all feel. I have felt alone all of my life and wondered why… Being psychic is a gift, but I wonder if it is also a curse….

  21. Kid B.
    August 31, 2012

    Hi- I would just like to say that it is insanely stressful to have these abilities, but I over my life I learned to make the spirits as my grandma called them disappear or not show up. If I am distracted then sometimes it happens or very calm I will get a premonition. All my life I have blocked it and it feels now like it is slowly killing me. But, I have blocked too much in the past 8 years and now at 27, I need to allow it back in my life a little bit more as I did when I was a child.
    I think there is an amount of stress you can handle in the outside world, but you need to be in nature everyday, spend time alone, in quiet, or with a calm warming friend. One that helps especially is letting go and being a kid again in nature. Just running with your dog and laughing, feeling the child inside you.
    I know it sounds bad, my mom taught me to do this when I was young. She said if you feel bad energy block it and build your bubble larger with all you can. Then if you feel someone sad, disconnect yet comfort them and make them feel better then you both do or let go, learn to let that energy go. Some just are always in the dumps, stay away from them if you want to survive, I think. Then there are people who are happy and positive and I don’t know if I feed off the energy(that is what my mom would say) but I share it with them when I can. If that makes sense. I only feel the energy becoming stronger in them as I share theirs, so I believe that I am not ‘feeding off their energy.’
    The best defense I have to the world is that even though I can feel it, feel the spirits around me, feel the emotions and energy of others around me…I simply use my power to see what to avoid or sense how to change it. If I can’t avoid or change, I block it as long as possible, to a point they are almost on a tv screen. I just minimize them and all their energy and words and thoughts until they are less than a whisper.
    Also having a tired body and mind at the end of the day are great for sleep even if it is only for a while some nights.
    I know defiantly that just listening to what you are feeling inside, your gut is the best. When I was at my lowest point, I was next to my mom and my boyfriend and they saw the glow of my grandfather. Not him just a warm candle glow in the middle of the room. I saw him and he said without words or moving his mouth that, “he was proud of me and if I followed my heart I would always get to where I wanted to go, to just always follow that feeling.”
    I hope any of this is helpful to anyone.
    I do have one question if anyone can understand it? Since I am learning to let myself open up again and more than I did when I was a child, does it become less scary after awhile? Things still happen to me that I know others do not have happen to them and I am scared, but does it get less fearful?

  22. Jody
    August 6, 2012

    Hi Craig,

    My name is Jody. I’m a little nervous writing this because I am… A newly ‘discovered’ psychic? If you will.

    I think I’ve always known I was physic. I remember being little and time always seemed to draw to me. It’s very hard to explain but I’ll do my best.

    I keep reading how you can ’turn it off’ by shutting down. I lost my grandmother when I was seventeen, and I don’t think I have ever really gotten over it. I am very young only 23, but for some reason, I cannot seem to remember very much of my childhood, or the events in the years following my grandmothers death. I remember going to my cabin in northern Arizona and I remember being in the woods and feeling happy, but never alone.

    I have a feeling this is what you mean by ‘shutting down’.

    Up until recently I haven’t been experiencing very many ‘incidents’. However, within the last few months, POWWW, they happen alll the time.

    My experiences are different though, which everyone’s are, but I, see things happen in patterns? If that makes sense… I know it doesn’t. For instance, a word I have never seen in my life before, will spark my attention, and then, sometimes as soon as THAT day, I will see the same word upwards to 3 more times.

    I was laying in bed the other night, trying to fall asleep of course, and I started to sing a song in my head to put me to sleep.. I started thinking of what a beautiful song it was and how wonderful it would be to see someone dance to it. Sure enough, the next day I was watching a dancing show on TV, and my favorite dancer danced her heart out to that very song.

    For the longest time I kept telling myself it was just coincidence, until I started thinking it wasn’t, and it started happening more!

    I too suffer from strange, unexplainable anxiety, even as a kid. In fact, I am not sure why, but I am absolutely petrified of 12/21/12. So much so I freak out when people talk about it and I have to walk away from the conversation… But I think that has more to do with my constant battle of getting over the unknown. (I hate the unknown, is my worst fear… And dark water lol)

    I’m sitting here with this silly bar blinking, waiting for the next letter I will type, and I just thought… Why am I even writing this? I’m not looking for a recommendation on a book to read, I’m not looking for answers even.. I have told my better half about this, my mother and my grandmother, and I think I just wanted to tell someone who may have had similar experiences what’s going on.

    I’m not scared of my gift. I try to embrace it, in fact I wish it happened more because I know they mean something.

    I know nothing about what’s going on as far as me being physic, but for some reason, it just feels good to say it.

    I have read some of the ‘signs’ of being psychic, and none of them seem to relate to my gift… Now after spending God knows how long writing this, my only question is, what is the one thing that you can think of looking back to when your gift began to arise, that helped you the most to understand your ability? I want to understand what these signs mean. Right now, my only logical way of explaining this is that this is the worlds way of telling me I am where I should be today, in that exact moment.

    Please remember, this is all very very new to me. I enjoy being alone, being with animals especially mine, and I love pleasing people, but in my heart I feel like this is something no book or article will help me with. I feel as if there is a higher power telling me I need to figure this out by being alone.

    Thank you for your time…



    • craigweiler
      August 6, 2012

      what is the one thing that you can think of looking back to when your gift began to arise, that helped you the most to understand your ability?

      Hi Jody,
      I always knew I was different and was interested in psychic stuff right away. The most helpful thing was living in a dorm, where I could observe people and their emotions because it provided me the feedback I needed to realize how easily I could read people even when they were out of my sight. It was also insanely stressful, and that helped as well by desensitizing me enough to cope better later on.

      I agree with you that the journey is not something we can read in a book, we have to experience it one moment at a time.

  23. Jody
    August 6, 2012

    Hi Craig,

    My name is Jody. I’m a little nervous writing this because I am… A newly ‘discovered’ psychic? If you will.

    I think I’ve always known I was physic. I remember being little and time always seemed to draw to me. It’s very hard to explain but I’ll do my best.

    I keep reading how you can’turn it of’

    • craigweiler
      August 6, 2012

      As far as I know, you can’t turn it off. That’s correct.

  24. Josh
    July 18, 2012

    Wow Craig, I just found your blogs and iv read 5 of them so far. I thought i was crazy. I didn’t understand myself. I felt like i was alone. They have described everything that im going or gone thru. Iv always been a highly sensitive person. iv tried controlling it and have been in a bit of denial.

    • craigweiler
      July 18, 2012

      I’m glad that my articles have been of some help to you. It’s nice to know that I’m doing some good in the world.

  25. Tracy
    July 3, 2012

    Id just like to say that I really enjoyed this article as in I feel a bit more normal now well maby not normal but not alone in this as I now know its pretty common. Especialy the part about not being really sad but loosing the ability to feel emotions because that is what happened to me personaly and had tried to explain it to my friends but at the same time didnt care enough to talk about it. I think because at that time I was just so emotionaly overloaded I know thats sounds kind of weird having no emotions because of being emotionaly overloaded I think the best way I can explain it is like when you have been to a funeral and because theres so many emotions going on when you leave your so drained and all you want to do is go to sleep, but i felt like that for months instead of a day. I am fine now but it is good to know why and how to avoid it again so thankyou.

  26. MaryAnn Fry
    May 19, 2012

    Thank you. I’m glad I finally figured it out, but it was very painful until I did.

  27. Joshua Jameson
    October 31, 2009

    I too am currently learning to channel the abilities that set me apart from society, I suppose the reason I have never quite fit in. I am also dealing with my own bout of depression so when I came across this article ‘psychics and depression’ you can see why it caught my attention. It’s not a lot of help but it’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one who’s different. When I read over your description of your childhood, you might as well have been talking about me. I remember describing to my friend last year that I feel like I would make a good actor because I spend most of my life acting anyway. He took that as me admitting to be a fake person and I guess in a way I am but people just treat me better if I act like I’m like them. I hear that people with psychic abilities usually develop them as children or have a near death experience but I am 23 and I’ve only ever noticed that I could tap into the energy field that is everything for the past couple years, although I was knocked unconscious earlier this year for about ten minutes during which in my non expert opinion I was very close to death and that certainly didn’t hurt my abilities any. In my study’s so far I’ve determined that having psychic abilities isn’t as much about have any actual power yourself as tapping into and manipulating the energy field that exists all around us. Also I’ve come to the conclusion that premonitions sometimes don’t have to happen. I’m sure that many people out there with the ability to foretell future events have asked themselves the question “What the heck is the point of predicting the future if I’m powerless to change it?”. It took me the better part of a year to figure out if my premonitions were doomed to come true or if I could somehow alter reality in such a way that the premonition can’t come true. My findings are as follows; The planet is a giant interconnected web of energies that are all in careful balance with each other. Sadly, you are just a tiny tiny part of that balance and sometimes your wants and needs are insignificant when compared to the wants, needs, and balance of energy for the entire planet. That said, I have found that sometimes, (especially true when the premonitions are of your own future) it is possible to take action and arrange things so that the premonition cannot possibly come true. Premonitions are sometimes a view of what will happen but only if you continue on exactly as you would have before you had the vision. Keep in mind that if you leave even the tiniest hole or gap for the premonition to still come true there’s a higher than coincidental chance that it will still happen. In fact it’s entirely possible that in trying to avoid a disaster you will help it to happen. Fate has a sense of humor like that. The more I practice the stronger my powers get I am currently able to guide objects (especially lighter ones) that are already moving in whichever direction I please using my thoughts but I’m still working on making the transition to completely stationary objects. I hear that John Lennon was able to move a hard candy across a table by the end of his life. I have a feeling that a lot of the “outlandish” ideas I’ve portrayed here will become a part of mainstream science in the distant future. At one time we thought the world was flat, are we so ignorant as to think we know it all now? If anyone is conducting similar experiments or has reached any of the same conclusions as me and would like compare notes reply to this post. Again I thank you it slightly lifts the burden to know I’m not unique.

    • craigweiler
      November 1, 2009

      Hi Joshua,
      I know my article doesn’t help alleviate depression much. I just wanted to talk about it and get it in the open.

      Regarding your theory of energy in the universe, people are indeed working along that path and studies have been done in this area. I suggest that you read a bit about quantum physics. You’ll find it quite helpful. For instance, the idea of fate is deterministic. That is, the future will unfold a certain way and we have no choice. But quantum physics tell us that the universe is probabilistic. That is to say, the future exists as a set of probabilities which collapse into more narrow choices until finally one arrives.

      The energy you’re talking about is consciousness, which also shows up in quantum physics.

      In other words, you’re on the right track.

      • Joshua Jameson
        November 1, 2009

        Yeah I had a chance to read a lot more on the subject and I definitely can’t present these ideas as my own although I swear I came to these conclusions using trial and error and odds against chance. I started studying quantum physics after watching “The Secret” but they describe it as sort of a magical power and I suspect the truth is more scientific than that. Also I used the word fate for lack of a better one. Thanks again =).

  28. Jimmy
    July 20, 2009

    I’ve read a couple blogs on this site, and for some reason I completely relate on every aspect of a psychic. Really it amazes me that you’ve pointed out every personality trait that I have.

    Although, I have never had an ”experience”…

    Does this make me a psychic and I dont know it? Or do I just relate with everything you say for some other reason?

    I’m in search of understanding myself, because I know I’m different.

    Thanks in advance,

    • craigweiler
      July 20, 2009

      Hi Jimmy,
      According to the research, everyone is at least a little bit psychic, so it is a matter of degree. If you can really relate to this stuff that much, then according to what I understand, you must be quite psychic. It isn’t so much reading minds and seeing ghosts as it is a way of perceiving the world. It is hard to know without a lot of effort because you have no way of knowing how other people actually perceive things. It took me a long time to understand that what I was experiencing really was different. In a way, this blog is my way of coming out and owning it. Stay in touch if you like.

  29. T
    May 13, 2009

    I would like to tell you that I have been psychic ever since I was little. It grew to the point when I got mad enough things would physically happen. As I read the information on this website it like you were writing about me. After my brother was murdered the depression and stress went deeper. I had to seek help. The doctor put me on medicine for the depression. I have had my doctor change my medicine several times. I finally found one that seems to work well for the depression. However, it tends to keep a cap on my psychic ability and the sensitivity. Now only the very, very strong feeling come through to me. I would love to control my ability without the medicine. Can you recommend any help? I also feel I have passed this gift to my 2 children.

    • craigweiler
      May 13, 2009

      Most other psychic people that I know of who have used the happy-drugs did not get much relief from them. Several just flushed them down the toilet after the first pill and never looked back. I didn’t use drugs for those times when I had depression either. Bear in mind that the advice I’m about to give you is peer counseling. I’m not a professional psychologist. So here goes: Using drugs for your depression is a double edged sword, as you know. They relieve stress by turning down the sensitivity, but that sensitivity is what makes you feel alive and is what will eventually get you out of the depression.

      So the drugs are only really going to help if your sensitivity is constantly on overload. For example, if you’re around a lot of people and they’re stressed all the time. An example of that would be a normal office job. In that case, the drugs will give you the break you need to recover. If that’s not the problem though, the drugs probably aren’t going to do you much good.

      There are a number of things that can help get you out of depression. Take your kids and walk in nature as much as possible. Long walks are better and the more natural the place, the better. If you can work up a sweat, so much the better. The combination of breathing deeply, working the muscles and the energy of all those living things is really helpful. it helps quiet the noise down in your head.

      The other thing is to hang around this blog and read more of my stuff. The reason I’m suggesting this is that I’m writing specifically to give other psychic people a better context in which to view themselves. We are not crazy, science is on our side, reality is on our side, the people that are most negative towards us are full of shit and stuff like that. Most of all we don’t have to do this alone. We can all connect with each other.

      I have a friend who has stuff happen around her when she’s angry as well. That seems to be more common in women, who are more likely to suppress their anger only to have it expressed as stuff flying off bookshelves. You clearly feel frustrated and trapped, so make it a point to do stuff for yourself. Many happy psychic people have more than one creative activity that they pursue for their enjoyment, so you might try that.

      That’s about all I can think of for now, let me know how it goes for you.

      • Mark
        January 31, 2014

        Thanks Craig. Reading your posts are helping me. I was thinking I was going crazy, but there are other people like me, I see this now.

        I’m predicting something more than a year in advance. I come across some people and “Know” they will be something to me in the future. total strangers.
        And it happens.
        I predicted my future girlfriend in 2012. Against the odds I believe this will happen soon. (her and me) 7 months after the event that told me she was to be, she started showing interest in me, following me a round. I have had to deal with the stress of this and think I’m ready to deal with it now, and talk to her :)

        • craigweiler
          January 31, 2014

          I’m glad I could help. :)

          • Mark Hardstaff
            April 5, 2014

            Hi all,
            I need help. Please.
            My family think I’m mentally ill.

            I no longer wish to talk to any of them.
            I’m made to feel an outcast because I shared what was happening to me.

            I’m being pushed. I saw that I was going to make a difference. Now I just feel like ending my life.
            I’m confused. I’m not sure what reality is anymore, but then I see what will happen before it does.
            My mind is in overload.

  30. JJ
    April 3, 2009

    Actually, thank you for allowing me the space to get this off my chest.
    Well, I’m back, and it’s another late night, 1:58 am. I’m actually sleepy now, but for the last few days I have felt another fight with the sensitiveness. I was doing a great job balancing it with working on creating songs, but today I think I fell off the wagon.

    I feel overwhelmed with trying to be in a creative mode and a day to day, feet on the ground mode. Sometimes I think that I need to get away to some place like Spain or somewhere where I can be in peace around nature surrounded by tall leafy trees, green grass, and soothing brooks. I miss that so much.

    What was helping me the last few days was that I would go outside, in my backyard, and sit in the sun breathing in the cool air. I didn’t do that today. Perhaps it was because my elderly neighbor’s house was ransacked while one of them was taken to the hospital with what was believed to be a heart attack (he’s better now). I was very upset about that and had a hard time sleeping. They are like family to me. My dreams were bizarre, almost like I was living another life.

    Well sometimes I think that ever since I began to explore my creative side, my sensitivity has gotten worst, I sometimes just break out crying over things like when I see people crying on the Lisa Williams show. I usually don’t let anyone see of course, well, my roommate/best friend sometimes can sense me tearing up, but she respects my sensitive side (This may be why most of my friends are women). Also, I think she is also very sensitive, except in a different way. She actually sees “things”. She doesn’t tell that much about them as she used too. She might have picked up the vibe that that disturbs me, but I hope not, she really is very supportive of me. She knows me deeper than I care for anyone else to know. It almost irks me that she knows so much. Most people know me as the “logical” one. The “responsible” one, or the “leader”. I do have those sides to me, but I feel that the other side of me has been coming in too strong. I worry that I may lose the respect of my friends and family, or even worse, that they’ll start to worry about me. Often when I just take time to be on my own without contacting anyone, they, my friends and family, start to communicate with me too see if everything is OK. I had to finally tell some of them that this is just who I am. I need one on one time with myself to re-connect. They get it most of the time, but my parents worry because they’ve seen me at my worst. My mom just said that it was witchcraft that was bringing me down a few years ago. I don’t think I believe that. I tend to seek empirical evidence to explain things as best as possible, even the supernatural things.

    Well I just can’t shake the feeling that I need to disappear for a while so that I can get my full strength back. Do you ever experience this? Well I’m gonna continue with my current creative projects and my daily grind. I also feel that I just have to tough it out for a little bit longer, and then I’ll be able to break through this barrier. Is it possible that this is difficult to do because I avoided or repressed my sensitivity a few years ago? Well one thing that I have going for me is that I am a hard worker. I’m gonna try to learn how to balance my yin and yang. Good night. Hope all is well with you and yours. And thanks for having this space for me to share my words.

    • craigweiler
      April 4, 2009

      Hi JJ,
      Sorry I’ve taken so long to reply, it’s just been a bit hectic around here. I know what you’re talking about with the sensitivity. I’ve gone through that myself. We tend to hold it at bay because to do otherwise would mean a loss of control. If you’ve repressed your sensitivity, as so many of us have, then yes, it makes things harder. I also find it easier to relate to women than to men.

      About your friends seeing the sensitive side of you I have this to say based on my personal experiences: they probably already know. As I’ve worked at allowing myself to be more sensitive, no one who knew me well was at all surprised. What I thought that I was hiding I was really wearing on my sleeve.

      Good luck to you on this. It is not an easy journey and my heart goes out to you.

  31. JJ
    March 18, 2009

    I would just like to share my experiences on this site because it helped to make me feel more at peace by what was being said in the various articles on here. Also, it’s 2:13 in the morning and I don’t want to go to sleep. I hope that what I write here is useful to some.

    It was calming to read about the many characteristics that sensitive people have. Now, I have to say that I feel uncomfortable calling myself sensitive because I am a man. I grew up with the sense that being sensitive was a sign of weakness. Now because I have always had other sensitive people around me -my mom and aunts- I didn’t always notice that I was sensitve. Looking back, however, I now recall that I had trouble in school most of my life. I didn’t get a grip on school until college. But it took me 10 years to finally get my BA.

    I can see that some of the info on these articles may apply to me, but not sure yet. I’ve been wanting to see a therapist first to see if he/she can help me explain some of the things that I have experienced, such as:

    Feeling like I can sense other people’s emotions too much; having a dream where someone I have never met before gives me information about someone else; being awakened by voices calling my name or the doorbell ringing when it is not; feeling overwhelmed by emotions that seem to throw me off balance, being able to sense things about others (like physical ailments).

    I have discussed most of these things with a general doctor, and I discussed with him that my family members told me that they may be supernatural experiences. He said that it sounded like they might be. I was surprised and comforted to hear that. But he prescribed Zoloft to me, which I refused to take. He said I had some kind of anxiety induced depression. I only took one or two pills before I felt that this was not right. Instead I researched the net to see if there was a natural way to fix this. I found that exercise and change of diet would help. I began to exercise more, changed my diet, and I also started reading positive material. I began to feel much better. By the way, when I went back to see the same doctor, he was no longer working there.

    This was the first time I had ever experienced this bizarre state. I began to have many bizarre dreams and disturbing visions during this period. I eventually got myself out of this state. But I’m constantly feeling pulled back into this state of sensitivity which sometimes makes me very angry because I feel it interferes with my ambitious goals. I’m currently working as a private tutor (self employed), music producer, and freelance graphic designer. But I eventually want to finish a book I’m working on. I mention my occupation/hobbies because perhaps some people can relate to the fact that these jobs give a picture that others can relate to. By the way I’m also into painting and photography. But I have not been able to stick to only focusing on one of these interests. I feel like I’m not sure what my calling is, yet, although I keep feeling that I should be healing people some how. But I don’t want to be a doctor.

    One thing that I notice is that being out in nature is very comforting to me. I get a sense of calm and often feel connected to something. It helps me get rid of loneliness.

    My friends have often commented how strange animals behave around me. I love animals, but I don’t like to own them because I don’t want to be taking care of them. I may forget to feed them or something. I can barely remember to water my plants.

    Now one thing that I want to point out is that I’ve been a very outgoing person, but do, at times, have the strong need to be alone for long periods of time -Odd for someone who has been a DJ, promoter, and president of a fraternity.

    Well, I think I’m getting sleepy now. It’s 3:05 am and I have classes to teach tomorrow night. I haven’t worked on anything creative for a while. I’ve just been reading a lot (to try to find myself), sitting in the sun in my backyard, and trying to get myself back to “normal” (less sensitive). I hope to be able to find a way to achieve my goals feeling comfortable in my own skin, sensitivity and all. But it sometimes feels like I have to take time out to push back, maybe even repress my sensitivity so I can get back to taking care of business.

    Thanks for posting your articles. They helped me feel right. Well, good night. I’m going to read some more articles before I go to bed, and finish watching the movie “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.

    • craigweiler
      March 18, 2009

      That is a wonderful comment and I am grateful to receive it. When I read comments from other men who are psychic I feel a little less alone in the world. I feel a kinship because similarities are so eerie. The dislike of medicines and disappointment with health professionals, the lack of focus on a single career, the various creative sidelines the challenge of getting to sleep, etc. The sharing means a lot to me. Thank you.

    • Theresa
      November 6, 2012

      I also feel anti-social, although Im usually the most loquacious and outgoing person. It is difficult to marry the two.

    • White Girl
      September 18, 2015

      I am anti-social. But also very lonely. Feeling it a lot today. I let go of all my ‘friends’ around this time last year. Because I knew my ‘bestie’ wasn’t feeling kind towards me and was losing respect…she didn’t say anything. I just felt the aggression and shut it off – by disappearing.

  32. Anita Woodard
    March 10, 2009

    My life changed about 4 weeks ago,I can not explain what happened but I walked in the past in someone Else’s footsteps I’m still carrying this experience with me,please! please! teach me how to shut it off,I’m going crazy.It’s like I had to share this message with one person,I have tried to explain myself to that person but no reply the thing is,I feel like a flake, how can I tell them what I felt and what’s more I do not know these people.Why me?

    • craigweiler
      March 10, 2009

      Hi Anita,
      When people come to me with experiences like this, my goal is to help them feel that they can have these experiences and still feel normal. So here goes.

      First of all, other people have these experiences. You just don’t hear about them for the same reason people haven’t heard about yours. People don’t want to be made to feel like nutcases and whack jobs. I’ve heard quite a few tales like yours over the years and the other people with these experiences get just as upset over them.

      I know that you can’t tell just anyone about it. I was relating an experience to a long time friend many years ago, only to have the guy suggest I get therapy. Oh, thanks a lot.

      It is for experiences like yours that I’ve included all the parapsychology stuff in my blog. You have to know that your experiences are a natural part of the world. There is nothing bizarre about what you went through. It is nothing more than a rare event.

      Regarding shutting it off. It will go away on its own; you don’t have to do anything about it. If this was your first experience like this, your mind is still coming to grips with it. As a fellow psychic person, I suggest rather emphatically that you don’t shut anything off. The price for doing that is rather steep emotionally.

      Why you? Because you’re sensitive,that’s why. If there is some important information you have to impart, write a note with no return address saying what you have to say and mail it to them. Then it’s up to them to deal with it. It’s not your job to save the world.

      Feel free to e-mail me if there is more that you want to share: craig at weiler dot com. (I write it that way to avoid spam e-mail harvesting.)

      • Chrissy
        September 19, 2015

        HI Craig, Chrissy here! I just read what you replied to Anita Woodard and was wondering when you said it will go away, because mine NEVER ever went away, in fact it has got stronger.. Would appreciate a reply!

  33. Ashlie
    February 27, 2009

    wow I am so glad I have found your blog. Very insightful. I am a young psychic. I knew about my abilities for awhile but I am just accepting these recent years.

    • craigweiler
      February 28, 2009

      Thanks, I’m glad it’s helpful to you.

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