How to be a psychic – The Sopris Sun

Have you ever thought of someone when suddenly they call you? Or maybe you had a dream come true? Well, maybe you’re just a seer. In fact, local savvy Ann Ob’Brien would bet on it. His new book, “Everyone is Psychic” is a practical manual and workbook for training your intuitive muscles.

“The best way to develop intuition is practice,” O’Brien told the Sopris Sun. She entered this work as a teenager, teased as a witch for her keen interest in tarot, astrology, and other forms of divination. In her twenties, O’Brien officially studied at a psychic school and was told that she and her classmates were different from everyone else. Over time, she began to feel that wasn’t true. “Everyone is psychic,” she writes, “but in those days fewer people were open to it.”

O’Brien then studied writing and literature and traveled as a musician. By 2020, her business as a professional clairvoyant, offering personal readings and various trainings, was well established. When March came and the world stopped, she saw a surge of interest in her online classes. As his business flourished, O’Brien thought of compiling some of his materials from a decade of teaching into a useful book for anyone looking for an introduction to developing their intuitive abilities.

“Everyone is psychic”, his second book, was released in April. The book is divided into nine sections with topics ranging from “energy anatomy” to “energy healing and manifestation”. Energy Anatomy, for the curious, describes chakras, auras and creative rings. The book is filled with meditations and prompts for writing.

The book also looks at six types of psychic gifts a person can carry with varying strength: telepathy (sending and receiving thoughts), clairvoyance (seeing mental images), clairsentience (feeling things), claircognizance (just knowing ), clairaudience (hearing spirits or one’s higher self) and mediumship (channeling spirits and traveling outside of your physical body).

“I felt passionate about young people getting the book, so they weren’t stuck with support for so long,” O’Brien told the Sopris Sun.

In the introduction, “You’re not crazy, you’re psychic,” O’Brien writes, “Some who are psychic and don’t know it turn to drugs, alcohol, or other substances. Some live with dark feelings or mean voices that they don’t know they can turn off. Others get sick or really seem to go crazy.

The book teaches how to trust your inner voice, release unnecessary emotions, shield yourself from negativity, manifest abundance, discern fear and hope from true intuition, and most importantly, have fun. .

“The greatest lessons are the simplest,” O’Brien said. Also an experienced aikido teacher, she has observed that these practices work best when approached in a playful way, from a place of childlike curiosity. Otherwise, the mind interferes.

O’Brien is well aware that becoming receptive can also be a burden. For this reason, she devotes 40 pages to “personal psychic care” at the beginning of the book. An exercise of particular importance is “cleansing” which recurs in many meditations.

Here is a simple clarifying meditation presented near the beginning of the book:

-Find a comfortable place to sit with your feet flat on the floor and your spine straight.

-Exhale, soften your body and gently let your breath flow out completely. At the end of the exhale, notice your belly moving closer to your spine.

– Inhale, sit up straighter and watch your belly, diaphragm and heart fill.

-Continue this breathing pattern at a relaxed, effortless pace.

-Snuggle your seat bones into your chair or cushion and feel your feet.

-Imagine a tree trunk, a waterfall or a beam of light connecting your tailbone to the center of the earth. Make it as wide as your hips, fully connected and rooted. Breathe, let go and feel the safety of this “anchor” to Mother Earth.

-Let your breath flow and imagine a trapdoor opening at your pelvic floor. Allow gravity to pull everything out of you that doesn’t belong to you. It could be the stress of your day or your week, the emotions of your loved ones, or the energy you have drawn from the world. If it’s not yours, it must go as soon as you decide to just release it.

-You can also release old stories, past traumas and unnecessary beliefs or images. Sometimes you won’t know what you’re giving up, but you’ll feel better afterwards.

“It’s much easier to release the energy of others than to process it,” writes O’Brien. “When an energy isn’t yours, as soon as you let it go, it’s gone. It’s like having a puzzle piece in someone else’s puzzle…”

The book is available from True Nature, White River Books and online, also as an audiobook. Catch a conversation with O’Brien this Thursday on Everything Under The Sun at 4 p.m. on KDNK Community Radio.

You can also engage with O’Brien’s online offerings, including an intuitive community platform with events, weekly challenges and a chat room, by visiting: www.annobrienliving.com/community/

Lucas E. Kelly