Yep. It's a real thing.
I'm not talking about mentalism or reading body language, either. I'm talking about the real deal—having the ability to understand the thoughts and mentality of others via a psychic connection on a telepathic level—without cues, such as facial expressions or body language.
Just as I've stated in a previous blog entry that everybody's psychic, I will also state that everybody's telepathic. We just don't realize what we're doing is actually a form of telepathy.
Caveat: Long read. Also, everybody can be a strong empath AND a strong telepath at the same time! The purpose of this 101 blog is to bring more awareness to your own telepathic gifts and how to harness them.
So What is "Telepathy"?
Telepathy, according to Merriam-Webster, is:
: communication from one mind to another by extrasensory means
But unlike X-Men and other superhero movies, telepathic communication is more than just the stereotypical mental walkie-talkie. It's the ability to communicate thoughts, concepts, ideas, and visualizations. Not to be confused with empathy, which is emotional communication, telepathy is strictly mental communication.
Amongst intuitives, it is generally agreed upon that empathy resonates at a lower frequency closer to the physical realm than telepathy. In turn, because the telepathic frequency resonates at a higher level than empathy, it also has a shorter wavelength. This may be why thoughts can be fleeting, but emotions tend to stick around longer.
Signs You're a Telepath
Below is a list of signs that you have telepathic abilities or have used telepathy. The more you check off, the stronger your telepathic abilities might be, and the more likely you're a telepathically-dominant intuitive.
You get frequent headaches, such as cluster headaches or migranes
You have a habit of finishing other people's sentences
Other people have a habit of finishing your sentences, or saying what's on your mind
You know what your pet, child or partner is about to do—especially if you make eye contact
You have a hard time gaining the trust of others
One or more of those closest to you may show signs of mild apathy when making decisions, or struggle to make decisions around you
Those around you tend to exhibit cognitive dissonance—especially regarding a topic you disagree on
You pick up random thoughts, words or ideas while driving that didn't originate from your train of thought
You know when others are lying to you
You are good at gauging the mentality of a crowd (such as at parties or meetings)
It's easier for you to convey thoughts and concepts over feelings and emotions
You understand ideas, thoughts and concepts (regardless of complexity) that others try to convey with relative ease
You know when someone is about to do or say something—and often times know what they're about to say or do before they say or do it
It's easier for you to solve a problem when you're around people—as if you're brainstorming with them nonverbally
You react differently to stimulus than most people (pain, adrenaline, shock, crisis situations)
You have the keen ability to suppress your emotions and think rationally in emergency situations—perhaps even in a more lucid state than you are normally
Being around too many people (or just strong personalities) for a long period of time can sometimes make you feel out-of-touch with your identity
You like being alone (especially after being around groups of people) to "clear your head"
You get along better with (and understand) people who think rationally more so than those who think emotionally
You are a logical and/or strategic thinker
You have an above average IQ (over 135-ish)
You have a hard time around people with extreme "type A" personalities
People tend to be competitive with you
You may even see the synapses fire in another person's brain—like fireworks, "connecting the dots", or that "eureka" moment
You just know things, and assume everybody else knows them too (as if it was common knowledge—this is called claircognizance)
College/school was/is easy
You think clearly under pressure and may even deliberately create pressuring circumstances so you can think clearly about something
You feel mentally drained from being around groups of people for long periods of time (especially type A personalities)
You feel "brain static" and find it harder to focus or keep a steady train of thought after being around one or more "loud" personalities
You find yourself saying things or doing things a certain way to see how others mentally react
You are gifted in subjects such as math and/or science
You like to be around people to see how they "tick"
You mentally understand people more when you make eye contact with them
Discussing topics such as philosophy, math, science and other high-minded subjects energize you
You daydream and may find yourself daydreaming more while around groups of people
You are drawn to people who think creatively and/or dynamically
Types of Telepathy
Another common misconception about telepathy is that it is only a one-way thing. Nope! There are actually two different types of telepathy: senders and receivers. Just as with telephones, a good telepath can both send and receive information. Most people tend to be receivers, but there are a few people out there that are naturally good senders of information as well. It's good to know how to do both, and practice becoming good at both types.
Like I said earlier, most people out there are actually really good receivers and don't even know it! The way to tell if you're a good receiver is if you like to daydream and/or have an active imagination. Good receivers can also be type B personalities—but ultimately a good receiver is someone who can "let go" and put themselves in a receptive state.
A telepathic experience that indicates you're a good receiver is when someone calls or texts you, and you know who it is before you look at your phone. Or, you have an ability to do something before someone asked you to do it. Those are signs you can "hear" things telepathically really well—and chances are you're probably doing it subconsciously and didn't even know it!
I have personally experienced this and like to play a game with myself to see if I was correct in guessing who texted/called me. Often times I will find myself picking up the phone to look at it moments before someone calls or texts me, and as I practiced this game with myself, I became better at figuring out who called me.
There are people out there that tend to be naturally good senders, and are less common than receivers. Great senders tend to have assertive personalities. I've also noticed that some naturally great senders tend to have type A personalities. I think this is why some telepathic savants have a hard time being around type A personalities—because they're constantly being "bombarded" with thoughts from the type A/sender. The way to send a thought is to focus on the person to send it to, get emotionally "charged" or "excited" about the topic, and then send it! After that, LET GO! Forget about the thought, or sublimate/substitute it for another thought.
A telepathic experience that indicates you're a good sender is when people do things for you before you ask them, or you think about someone and they call you a few minutes later. You sent those thoughts, and other people received them! Those are signs you're good at telepathically "telling" people things, without even realizing it!
I have personally had experiences with telepathic senders—both subconscious and deliberate. One of my closest friends and I will often think about each other before we call. "I was thinking about you yesterday!" one of us will say on the phone. We often send each other thoughts to call without realizing it, until one or the other caves and calls the other!
Another "sender" experience I've had, was when a co-worker was trying to telepathically change my mind on a topic. I was upset they had done something differently than I asked, and as I spoke with them in their office on the topic, I noticed a shift in my thoughts—a shift that didn't originate or stem from my energetic train of thought. As I became consciously aware that this shift in thought originated outside my mind, I also noticed a drilling/pressing sensation in my frontal lobe. I energetically pushed this back out and then my thoughts went back to normal. That person was a good "sender" and since I was a good "receiver", I almost didn't realize they were sending me a thought at all!
Practice makes perfect
Being a good telepath takes both practice and discipline. Most people are naturally good at being a sender or receiver, but it's important to practice so you're good at both. I would recommend getting a deck of zener cards and finding a partner to work with practicing sending and receiving. Sometimes having a partner isn't always possible, so if you don't have a partner, it's important to have the ability to observe the people you're sending information to. Also, keep in mind there are PLENTY of psychic development communities, boards and chatrooms on the web—the perfect place to do practice tests with like-minded individuals.
Also keep in mind, time only pertains to the physical realm. Telepathy can and does exist outside time. So if you missed sending a practice message to someone at a certain time, you can simply visualize sending it back in time!
The techniques for telepathic hygiene are very similar to the techniques for empathic hygiene that I discussed in my Empathy 101 blog. The only difference is the chakras associated with the ability and the frequency of the ability. Both empathy and telepathy are comprised of energy, so it's just a matter of using the same techniques at different frequencies to get the results you're looking for. Think of energy like radio waves, and the different types of energy are the different channels. Once you know which channels to "tune into" you'll have better control at turning up and down the volume of that channel.
Much like empathic hygiene, telepathic hygiene is important for one's sanity. Learning to cut telepathic cords, blocking, and shielding are essential for being able to focus. As you progress spiritually, your abilities will increase, as will your sensitivity. Honing your abilities and learning to control them is just as important as having them to begin with. Additionally, it's important to recognize when to use them, and when not to. Often times we will be tempted to use our abilities in a situation that does not morally reflect the best interest of all parties involved, so it is important to discern when you're using your abilities to help others, or when you're using them for reasons that may not serve the highest good of all parties involved.
The key to being good at anything psychic is meditation, grounding and setting boundaries (cutting cords/shielding). I cannot preach this enough. If you don't learn to meditate, ground and cut cords/shield every day, you can easily become overloaded with input from others.
Meditation has probably a zillion proven health benefits that aren't even psychic-related. Just Google it. However, for the topic of this blog, meditation is important because it not only quiets your mind but also allows you to sense energy both inside and outside the body better. If you are going to practice psychic development at all, meditation should be your top priority. And don't be mistaken, meditation isn't just about chanting and sitting in odd poses. It's about being in the moment. Breathing. Putting yourself in the present. Feeling the air as it fills your lungs or your hands on the steering wheel as you drive. Meditation is about being present. Simply put.
Grounding, Shielding, and Cutting Cords
I went into detail on grounding, shielding and cutting cords in my Empathy 101 blog (at the bottom). The only difference that may apply to the parts regarding shielding and cutting cords pertain to the locations and frequency in which you shield and cut cords. For shielding telepathically, visualize your 6th chakra (your 3rd-eye chakra)—located between your eyebrows—and imagine a shield bubble emanating from that area that spreads around your head protecting you from telepathic input. Visualize it like a space helmet, except it is a one-way mirror. You can see out, but no one can see in.
For cutting cords, instead of visualizing a guillotine cutting the cord between you and another person, visualize a radio link between you and the other person that connects via brainwaves. Now visualize an on/off switch (or even dial) and slowly begin to set the switch to the "off" position. Visualize that connection turning off (or on if you want to increase it).
Yep, this method can be applied telepathically as well to increase/decrease your gifts. To increase your telepathic sensitivity, Simply imagine needles or tendrils emanating from your head and extending out to the person you wish to connect to. I strongly recommend grounding and shielding before you do this so you are doing so in a protected environment.
To "turn down" your abilities, simply do the opposite. Retract the porcupine needles (or tendrils) and visualize them locking into place once they are back inside your brain. For good measure, place a bubble shield around your head to keep them from accidentally and unknowingly coming out again.
Visualization is Key
The reason why all of these methodologies incorporate visualization is that visualization is key to understanding and manipulating energy. Our imaginations and the "claires" (claircognizance, clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, etc...) are the foundational tools we must learn to use in order to gain control and discipline of our energy.
The most important takeaway from any of my intuitive blog posts is the importance of your capacity to discern one energy from another, right from wrong, and good from bad. Learning to quickly (both emotionally and intellectually) discern the right course of action in a situation is what separates those who wish to help the world, from those whom wish to help themselves.
As with everything in life, there is a huge grey area in-between—but it's up to your ability to discern that will ultimately determine whether or not you are a good practitioner.
As always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.