Psychic Powers - 10 Top Myths About Them

By Fern Owl

Modern television and movies would lead you to expect a person with psychic powers to be able to do amazing feats at a moments notice. You almost expect to see objects moving around the room by some unseen power, every time you are around someone who has developed their psychic powers but those of us who are in tuned with our abilities, understand that reality is nothing like the movies.

So we've developed this list of the top 10 myths people think we are capable of. Hopefully, it will help decrease the number of people who think we are able to teleport and that one is not even on this list.

Myth: Psychics know everything about you, such as what you like to eat or your brand of underwear.

Reality: Some psychics, if they spent multiple hours and a lot of their energy, could determi


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ne these types of things about you, but what good would it do them? Receiving energy that spirit wants you to know, does not spend a lot of our personal energy, however trying to pull out specific details that spirit is not looking to tell you does take a lot of energy. It does not make sense to expend so much energy just to determine trivial things about someone.

Myth: If a psychic receives a message for you, it is going to happen, no matter what you do.

Reality: We are not destined to do any specific thing. When a psychic receives information for you, it involves the path you are currently on. By changing your current path, you will change what will happen in the future and it can mean you will not experience what the psychic said you would experience.

Myth: Psychic powers have never been proven to exist by science.

Reality: This one is only partially correct and almost every day, the part that is wrong is getting smaller and smaller. So far, science has not been able to measure psychic powers in a way that is 100% reproducible. At the same time, there is a growing number of scientist who have seen enough to know there is something happening, even if they can not scientifically reproduce the results. The number of scientist who are actively studying these abilities is growing and I am sure it is only a matter of time before they develop a new technique that will allow them to accurately measure these powers.

Myth: Psychics communicate with dead people to get their information.

Reality: Much like with tarot cards, some do and some don't. Plus there is a lot of misunderstanding on what is meant by communicating with dead people. Few people realize that the majority of Spirit Guides were alive at one point in time, but have chosen to help others by being a guide, yet most people who ask this question do not think there is anything wrong with Spirit Guides. There are some people who can communicate with a specific person who has passed on, but not everyone does this.

Myth: All psychics read tarot cards.

Reality: There are a lot of psychics that read tarot cards, but not all of them. There are plenty of psychics who work 100% via one of more of the Extra Sensory Perception powers such as Clairaudience, Clairsentience or Clairvoyance and never read tarot cards. There are some people who prefer to use tarot cards and some that learned mainly because their customers preferred to have their cards read.

Myth: You should always test your psychic by throwing trick questions at them and by trying to block your energies. Then you will know if they truly have psychic powers.

Reality: Any time you intentionally try to prevent a psychic from reading you, you are wasting your time and money and the psychics time. You also risk building a negative relationship with the psychic. After all, if you think it is all a game, why should they put much effort into it? Psychics are human beings and just like you they do not like having someone play around with something they take very seriously. You will know when a psychic is giving you a decent or good reading and you will know if they are way off the mark. On a first reading, there is a good chance you will not be spending more than $10 or so anyway, so what is the point of assuming before you start that the psychic is trying to rip you off? If you honestly feel that way about the person, you should not be getting a reading from them in the first place.

Myth: You have to be born with psychic powers.

Reality: This one depends on how you look at it. Since everyone has some psychic abilities, you could say everyone is born with them. If you are talking about strong, life changing abilities, then the myth is wrong, because there have been plenty of people who developed their psychic powers after reaching adulthood. It really is more of a question of how advanced the abilities are. Very few people are born with super strong psychic powers, they almost always start developing later in life.

Myth: If you take a class that gives several hours worth of training, your psychic powers will be exceptionally strong immediate after taking the class.

Reality: There have been cases where someone went from zero psychic powers to having super strong abilities in a flash, but in almost every case, the person experiences some sort of major trauma such as being struck by lightening or receiving a head injury. For the vast majority of people, psychic powers will start to slowly unfold and it may take weeks, months or even years to completely build any one ability. For most people, even when they take a class, it still takes practice and effort to get really good at any ability. After all, have you ever heard of any star athlete that never had to practice. Musicians, singers, actors, painters, even doctors have to practice their skills to be good at them, so why should psychics be any different?

Myth: Only people from certain religions can learn to use their psychic powers

Reality: That one is completely wrong. Anyone, including those that do not believe in any type of god, can learn to use their psychic powers. The powers are something that is hard wired into the very fabric of our being and are available for everyone. To be truthful, many religions actually hold people back from being able to develop their abilities because religions tend to still hang on to ideas that have nothing to do with god, but were established by the members of the religion at a time in history when people thought there were demons around every corner just waiting to grab them. Psychic powers are available to everyone, without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin.

Myth: All psychics are all the same, one reading is just as good as another one.

Reality: Psychics are like people in any other profession, some are better than others. Not every can be Lebron James and it works the same way with psychics.