Since it's a new year, I thought I would share some of my tips for daily habits that I find helpful for the intuitive person, whether you do readings or are just really sensitive to energy. These are habits that I incorporate into my daily life to support my work as a psychic medium. They may seem quite basic or simple, but from experience I know that they are essential to feeling good while doing this work.
I always meditate before a reading, and I normally meditate on days when I don't do readings too. With everything going on this past year, I fell out of my normal daily meditation practice. So this year I am committing to it again. Already I am feeling so much more connected in my every day life again. I take time out of every day to remind myself what I really am connected to, to what my essence really is, and fill up my reserves. I get to quiet the mind, and practice getting into an open relaxed state. It's my favorite, and something I absolutely recommended for the highly intuitive (or anyone wanting to develop their intuition). You get to know your own energy better, which is essential for discerning between what is yours and what belongs to other people.
2. Move your energy
Doing energy work is great for clearing your energy so that you aren't as affected by other people. It also increases the energy you are able to channel in your own body and increases your spiritual stamina for doing readings. Even if you don't do readings, you are probably picking up on stuff from others throughout your day, and moving/clearing your energy is going to help you release that.
Some examples of energy work are doing chakra visualization exercises (guided chakra meditations are plentiful on youtube), or the Microcosmic Orbit. Working on your energy centers in this way allows energy to flow more freely through you, and as a result, helps your readings flow better.
Another technique that can help you release energy is doing some daily smudging. This means to burn herbs such as sage, and using the smoke of it to clear your energy-field or a room.
3. Move your body
The physical body is so closely interconnected with the spiritual/energetic bodies, that you are losing out if you focus only on the spiritual during your development process. In the same way that energy work is beneficial, physical exercise is helpful to move and clear energy in your body, and increase your physical stamina for doing readings. It keeps the energy moving through your body, instead of getting stuck anywhere. The good news is that the physical exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous. Some great examples are dancing (even if just in your living room!), yoga, running, or even just going for walks. Yoga and dancing both have made a huge difference for me in my development, and through them I have released a lot of old negative energy my body was holding on to.
Make a habit of tuning in psychically to everything throughout the day. Ask yourself fun questions, both things you can validate later on, and things you might not get much feedback on.
Which road is fastest to drive to work today? Who is going to win this season’s Iron Chef? What color clothing will my friend wear today when I meet her? It’s important to have fun with this. If you’re wrong, just say “oh well, no big deal”, brush it off, and try again. This is a great way to get familiar with how your own intuition works and when it’s just your mind talking. It's also a great way to start defaulting into your intuition rather than "logical thinking".
5. Feed your body right
As I said above, your physical and spiritual bodies are interconnected, so what you feed your body is going to affect you on all levels. This is something that I've had to become very aware of this past year, and luckily I have figured out which foods were causing me more anxiety or foggy thinking (both horrible for doing good readings or just being in tune with your environment). This is going to be completely individual, because all bodies are different and what works well for one body won't work well for another.
I hope you all have a lovely rest of your week!