One of the greatest misconceptions that people have about psychics is that they are always on, or psychic 24 hours a day. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Psychic activity takes up plenty of energy and requires much sensitivity. It would be very difficult for someone to use psychic activity all of the time; in fact, it could possibly drive someone to have a breakdown.
Many psychics can only do so many readings before they must take breaks and recoup their energy. They may find that after they get tired, they have a more difficult time picking up psychic insights about people.
The same holds true for people who are not professional psychics. If you are working with your intuition, you may find that sometimes your psychic ability seems to be strong and other times it seems to be weak. You may feel like it’s hit or miss. However, you might simply be too tired to sense things at certain times. In other words, at times your psychic ability may be turned off.
You may also find that you WANT to turn your psychic ability off. Some people feel drained because they feel that they are constantly getting psychic insights. This is particularly common among people who are mediums. When people first realize they can communicate with spirits who have passed away, they may find that they are constantly getting otherworldly visits. While this can be exciting at first, it can be stressful if it begins to get in the way of your daily life or even your sleep.
Unfortunately, some people feel so overwhelmed by psychic activity that they engage in harmful behaviors to numb their sensitivity, such as alcohol and drug consumption and overeating. Others stay busy so they don’t have to think or feel. While these tactics can be effective at numbing one’s psychic sensitivity, it can cause other health problems so in most cases, it’s not worth it.
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So how can you turn your psychic ability off?
One thing you can do is simply set the intention that there are certain times when your psychic ability is off limits. Visualize yourself shutting your psychic ability down and intend that certain periods of time be designated for you only rather than for psychic activity.
Psychic ability is a gift. It is not meant to be something that controls you. With intention, you can begin to let it work for you rather than against you.