This is a guest contribution from freelance writer Sally Writes.
If you are intrigued by all things spooky and strange, you know that there are spirits out there looking to interact and engage with the living. When visiting a supernatural location like a haunted house, it is possible to sense dead or ghostly beings and communicate with them. You have probably even felt these spirits before in a deeper part of your being—and if you have, you may have psychic abilities.
According to a report by CBS News, a majority of Americans (57%) believe in psychic phenomena like Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) or telepathy. If you fall into this category, you may also believe that you have had personal experiences with psychic phenomena and can contact or see through to ‘the other side.’ Many people who have clairvoyant abilities simply do not know how to recognize the signs, but if you are contemplating your gift, here are three signs that you possess natural psychic skills:
- You regularly predict things that have yet to happen
If you find yourself telling family and friends about dangers, experiences, or future occurrences that they are likely to experience, you are more likely to possess psychic capabilities. Psychics will regularly feel or sense predictions, and these prophecies will usually come true. This type of prefiguring is not based on knowing a person and their penchants; instead, these predictions are revealed unexpectedly in a compelling and powerful manner.
- You find things out by holding or touching objects
Another sign that usually suggests psychic powers is feeling an energy when touching or holding an object. If you have ever held a certain random object—like a pocket watch in an antique store—and have understood something about the object’s past—like its owner or its history—you are probably psychic. Or, if you shake someone’s hand and understand deeper things about their personality, their feelings, or their lives, then you may also have an advanced intuition.
- You sense telepathy from loved ones
Have you ever felt or sensed that someone close to you is in trouble? Many times, psychics can communicate with their loved ones across time and space, and on occasion this interaction takes the form of telepathy and happens unintentionally. Usually, these telepathic tendencies are strongest when a loved one is facing a crisis.
If you predict future happenings, can sense deeper understandings by touching objects, or you sense telepathy with your loved ones, you may possess psychic abilities.