7 Symptoms of Shutting Down Your Psychic Abilities

How might You tell if You are resisting and shutting yourself down to receiving psychic information. This is more common than You might think.  Not everyone wants to know something and not have a clear sense of where the information came from.  Especially in our culture, where the word psychic still brings up the thoughts of parlor tricks and the discomforting unexplainable.

I can not speak for everyone because each individual is different and  experiences are personally perceived.

The following are symptoms that I experienced earlier in life and also have discussed with others dealing with the same symptoms, doing the same kind of resisting.


1.  Head aches are prominent in psychic resistance but You might have any number of physical aches and pains due to physical tightening to literally try to close chakras (energy centers on the physical body).  These energy centers are where most psychic information comes into the body.  Chakra healing and balancing DVD

2.  Lack of deep relaxing sleep because psychic information comes to You at night when You are more (this one is double edged, because if You are very psychically sensitive then sleep can be disturbed by information coming in as well).


3.  An individual that is uncomfortable with and not wanting to be   psychic may choose to be alone, avoiding people, especially large groups.  There is just to much information to shut out when around large groups of people.  This can be challenging for those people accepting of their psychic skills unless they are familiar with protective and grounding techniques.

4.  Acknowledged or not there is a sense of being dis-connected from self and others when You shut down to picking up the extra sensory information that is always there whether You take advantage of it or not.

5.  If You are depressing any part of yourself, like your ability to sense things on a deeper level, then it is inevitable that You will experience some level of depression in all of your systems, sometimes a lot.  So psychic suppression can show up as some degree of depression.

6.  Repetitive nightmares that are not coherent.  What is there to say about this?  It is a toss up between accepting yourself as psychic and the discomfort in experiencing this type of psychic holding regularly.  Your choice every time.


7.  Many things will just not resonate.  You may be part of a religious group and the ideas they are sharing may just not feel or seem right to You but You will not be able to explain why.  Or You may just find yourself knowing and having faith in something without being able to understand why.

I have found over the years as I have gone from semi resistant to my psychic skills to openly accepting them, that these symptoms have abated.  I also noticed that when I spent energy resisting the information that I was receiving, that some of the darker denser energies that were bothersome or scary would be the toughest ones to block.  When I started opening up to the skills I had, I noticed that the information was more balanced.  I still often receive some darker energies but I also am much more aware of the lighter less dense energies that are a joy to receive and share.

It is hard to let go of beliefs sometimes.  If You believe that the experience of psychic skills and abilities is wrong or bad for You then You may have to learn to live with your symptoms. If  You are ready to acknowledge the abilities that come from extra sensory perception then go slow, open up to the idea of being psychic and see what happens to You and what symptoms just disappear.

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23 thoughts on “7 Symptoms of Shutting Down Your Psychic Abilities

  1. Ive only had minimum psychic abilities throughout my teen years to my adult life. Ive jst started really trying to further develope them but its not easy. Ive been gwtting headaches and occasionslly phantom pains throughout my body. What am i doing wrong? I try not to doubt myself but cant always help it. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Tony,

      I do not get that You are doing anything wrong. sometimes when we are developing there are growing pains. I encourage You to have these symptoms checked out if they are persistent or aggressive. Then know that when You are growing any muscle there is a time for working out and then a time for resting and allowing integration. Another thing that can happen is what is called a healing crisis. This can happen when You are increasing your vibration and awareness as well and any blocks that You have are released and moved out of the physical. Not always pleasant. You can intend that your continued growth happen gently and with clear understanding. Go easy and allow your understanding to develop alongside your ability, watching for ways that give You confidence.

      In Heart Centered Awareness,
      Judy Lynn

  2. Hi, I am contacting you for my wife. She has been having some things happen that she is not sure of and kinda scare her. Mostly at night when she closes her eyes she says that she sees people and they try to talk to her most of them are people she has never seen before some have even been in period clothing like maybe 1800s. Some of these she says are pleasant but some are very scary she is not sure what is happening or what to do about it? Just this morning she was lying in bed closed her eyes and seen her great grand mother that passed away just over a year ago she said even tho she didn’t want she actually spoke to her but could not understand everything bc she was trying to block it out.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Sounds like your wife is able to communicate with those who’ve crossed over. Which can be scary at first. Just like when talking to people who are still incarnated, she is in charge of setting her boundaries. Just like you wouldn’t let any stranger in your house, you don’t have to let every spirit. If there is a spirit who’s wanting to communicate with her and she wants them to leave, have her just ask them to go. She can call on Archangel Michael and ask him to send the spirit to the light. She can also call on Archangel Michael to help remove her fears of knowing fully that we are all spirit in physcial body and the fear of communicating to those who’ve crossed over.
      And for those she feels comfortable with, perhaps she may find she enjoys the conversations.
      If she would like more info on running her own energy and setting energetic boundaries, have her check out our Heal Yourself program.
      Best wishes,

  3. I’m quite confused on if I have any psychic abilities or not. I’m 14 years old, so maybe it’s just hormones or something but I’ve tried doing some research, and a lot of the ‘symptoms’ I’ve been noticing aren’t really symptoms and I don’t understand why or how I get the sense of things. For example, I get a feeling from the air or seasons or something, I find peace at the beginning of seasons and a lot of the times I’ll end up thinking about a season, and I’ll almost think I’m in that season. It’s probably really confusing but I got this strong sense that this year we’d have an early spring and the next day my mom (I hadn’t told her my prediction) was telling me how the fish have eggs really early, suggesting that we’ll have an early spring this year, confirming my feelings. Maybe it’s silly, I don’t know. That was a symptom that I figured had something to do with physic abilities but I couldn’t find anything to explain it. I didn’t do much researching so I don’t know. Another thing I’ve noticed is that I’ll be doing something, maybe just writing something down on a notebook or doing the laundry and I’ll get such a strong sense of dejavu. I’ve had these second long flashes for a while, happening maybe once a month, since the 1st grade and I remember the first time it happened to me. It was in class and I remember asking the kid ‘didn’t you do that same movement yesterday?’ There’s only been few times when I could actually be doing something and realize that I’d get a dejavu feeling later, and it actually happening. I told my mom about them and she said that it happened to her too and the only reason I thought it had to do with physic abilities is because she said her grandma had said something about their family being psychic. I didn’t think much of it but a little over a year ago, the friday before christmas, I was getting ready for school in my room and my closet had some old stuff of my parents in it. There was this wedding music box thing and it started to play a little bit of music, it actually scared me so much and I went to tell my mom what happened. I got a feeling too, like a prickly sense. My mom was very serious saying this and told me that maybe it was her grandma (who had given her the music thing as a wedding gift) saying merry christmas or something, It sounds kind of silly but idk considering it’s old, had been sitting up there for basically my whole life and never had made a sound before, seems kind of far fetched to believe it was just a coincidence. I’ve had a few other maybe symptoms that I’ve found online but the dejavu moments were the only thing that I am 100% sure that actually happen. Like getting a sense something will happen and will might be another but a lot of the times theres factual proof that something will happen also so I kind of just shrug that one off. I’m not sure if I am psychic or something but if I have the ability I’d like to learn how to develop and strengthen them. I’m not sure what I’m even asking anymore but I guess, what’s your input?

    1. Hi Kara,
      Everyone is psychic. Some people just pay attention to the unseen energy around them more than others. Sounds like you are one who has her channels open and tunes in. Coming to accept your abilities as natural is very beneficial. Learning to ground and run your own energy also helps you use your abilities to the fullest. We teach these techniques in the Heal Yourself Home Study Program.
      Best wishes,

  4. Hi , I used to have psychic experiences as a teenager but now rarely have any. Is It possible to awaken them again? I also had a dream once that came true and it was about the death of someone i knew, but the dream didn’t come true till 12 years later. Does this mean my dreams foretell the future?

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Yes Nicole it is possible to awaken to the language of Source. Depending on what You believe and if You are willing to slow down enough to hear. Source is always sending us information, it only takes the training of one’s ear just like any other language. The Heal Yourself Home Study http://psychicpotentials.com/offerings/heal-yourself/ is all about getting grounded and being able to understand the language of spirit. It would seem that your dream did just that. The question I would ask is why? So often dreams allow us to process traumatic things before they happen along with many other reasons. The one that is important to You, serves!
      In Spirit Centered Awareness,

  5. Hi
    I am sameera ,I want to share my problem, I don’t know what happened to me I always wanted to die I don’t want to leave but I don’t know why I am thinking in this manner, if I was alone iii began to cry I don’t know why and headache which I can’t bare please there is any solution which I can save myself I dnt know what to do ????

    1. Hi Sameera,

      Have you seen your doctor? Whatever you do, if you can find a way to be calm and centered in the spirit of you then knowing what is next becomes much easier. Energy never dies and you choose to incarnate for reasons only you can know. Breath in and out letting spirit move through you and slowing down ask what is next for you to do.

      In Spirit Centered Awareness,

  6. Hi Judy,
    My name is Julia and I am exhibiting almost all of the above symptoms. I’m 22 years old and a senior in college. I had an experience after my sophomore year in college with a restless spirit that resided in the (rather old) house I was staying at. This incident caused what I believe are some sort of innate abilities to awaken. For a little while after I was incredibly strong intuitively, and would experience countless moments of “knowing” things without being able to explain them and huge moments of synchronicity. However, when I tried to confide in my friends about these experiences the reaction i received was either laughter or them thinking i was losing my mind. Since then, these strong intuitive moments have stopped but i now find myself with the ability to see auras, and intense pressure throughout different parts of my skull. I can see about an inch outline of whitish light around people and objects; that of objects being more yellowish. This changes depending on the emotional state of the person, as it will get bigger when they are more excited. I noticed the intensity of the pressures on my head will coincide with what i am thinking about. If i’m thinking about something of a spiritual nature, such as right now, the pressures will become more intense. It doesn’t hurt and it’s not a headache, it just feels like an unexplainable “push” on my skull. I’ve also found i have countless nightmares, rarely dream deeply, and get upset about very small things where i used to be a very calm, measured person. I have also buried myself with outside “pleasures” to escape the emotional turmoil i feel regarding this situation. However, meditation does greatly help all of these symptoms. I am a senior in college, with no solid future career where i can pay for expensive psychic development classes. (humanities degree) This along with the stress of what my family and friends would say if i had to tell them i seriously need to develop my “psychic abilities” is causing me great emotional stress. I can’t imagine having this be a serious part of my life, but it is equally unimaginable to continue suppressing this part of me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Hi Julia,
      You are not going crazy. And one of the reasons we developed the Heal Yourself program was to help people develop and grow their psychic abilities in a safe manner. Grounding and running your own energy are a big part of using your natural psychic awareness to the fullest. And you are not alone in the awakening of your awareness of the unseen energy around you. It is happening to many all over the world. Keep listening to your own inner knowing. It really doesn’t matter what others around you think. Only you know what is true for you.
      Many blessings to you!

  7. Hi there,

    ive been having a lot of trouble lately feeling connected. I have lost all ambition and passion for the things i love and cant shake this dark cloud of doom and despair. I feel like thos whole part of me is missing and and i cant figure out whats going on with me. I have been sensitive…(i say this because i dont know what gifts i have or what i am exactly)…since birth and have always had this sence of knowing. When i was around 2 or 3 my parents introduced me to their friend’s daughter , and we were so happy to see eachother we said we were sisters that died in a fire and along with our brother. Only to find out years before we were born a woman in town lost her two daughters and her son in a house fire. I would put myself to sleep by visualizing i was standing in a dark round room that went way up and the walls were made of tvs that were playing scenes, either my memories or things id never witnessed before. Im at least a 4th generation sensitive in my family but they re scared of their gifts so they wont talk about anything or embrace them. Ive felt my grandfathers physical pain and anxiety when he was rushed to the hospital…he lived 15 minutes away at the time and it was around 1am i couldnt sleep until early morning…ive known when something bad was going to happen in my house or family. Id say “someone is sick or dying” or “i have a bad feeling” only to find out people had cancer scares or were in hospital. Ive dreamt thing would happen that did…not the exact same way i dreamt it but the end result was accurate. Ive felt energies and get flashes of things in my mind like a photo or movie and stuff like that. Ive been told that im a light worker, a psychic, a very gifted lady, but noone has been able to really point me in the right direction.

    Can anyone help me to figure out what i am and how to reconnect myself?? I feel so lost ive had to go through this alone without any real guidance and i feel like what i try is not working or im not doing it right

    1. Hello Becca,

      Thank you for sharing here. So many feel similarly. Christy and I have put many of the pieces available through psychic potential for just this reason. If you watch the emails weekly we offer tools and techniques to support you. Personally we use these tools and techniques http://psychicpotentials.com/offerings/101-audio/. Another support you always have is the unknown Angels. Remember to always ask for what you need and to share the appreciation you have out loud. That way the Angels do not have to sort through all of the thoughts you are having. If you are not sure what you need just ask for help and allow that help to come to you.

      In Spirit Centered Awareness,

    2. I have been feeling the same way I hope that it will get better for you. The one thing to try to do is to practice creating and destroying. I would like to suggest a book for you it is called You are psychic and the author is Debra Lynn Katz, Yasser this book gives great tools to help and they do work if you can do them all day however they will not take the emotions away but it will help relive some of the darkness.

  8. I just have a very important question to ask. I have been trying to open my psychic abilities, and I know I do doubt myself sometimes, but I also feel discouraged, because my husband is moving so progressively and I am stuck. I feel like I have done something wrong or I feel like there is more knowledge out there but nothing works for me. My intuition is shutdown and I do not feel like it is working for me. I am trying utilizing crystals, tarot, pendulum, and crystal ball. I feel lost, I have been struggling with my emotions a lot. I do not feel like God feels like I am worthy. I will admit that I want to open my abilities for something good for me, but my intentions are for the greatest good of all. I also said that I would use these gifts for helping people in ways that they could benefit from them, but I cannot get my foot off the ground. I try to meditate, but I cannot even get into a state of consciousness that will benefit me. I use binaural beats, as well. I am lost and just feel frustrated and discouraged, that maybe, I am not with any type of abilities after all. Can you help me or atleast offer some advice. The more I try to grow the more I lack. I thank for your time.

    1. Dear CRJ,
      Thank you for sharing here. Many of us have felt this way at some point. Christy and I have found that the more grounded you are the more receptive you will be as well. If you can trust that the Universe is on your side and that everything happens exactly as it is, then you may be able to take some pressure off. Watch how many ways you can allow and see if that helps. The psychic insights on the site and mailed out weekly have offers of techniques that may also help you to get more grounded and in a receptive state.
      In Spirit Centered Awareness,

  9. Hi, i’m not sure if i have psychic. During my teen, i could feel something is going to happen. During exams, i used to flipped through my books and i will suddenly stop at certain pages and true enough the questions would come from these pages. There was an incident that i could even see during conscious before it happened. It was a minor accident and i wish that my mom was there so that the accident would not happen on me. Suddenly my mom appeared and the accident actually happened on her instead of me. I was very scared and couldn’t handle my emotion well. Since then, i try not to think of anything bad and if anything bad came to my mind i would just say my prayers. And till now almost 25 years i had not had any such vision. But i could still have sense like i need to do certain things which i don’t know why. Usually i will just follow my gut feeling as i know i won’t be wrong. What should i do? Appreciate your advice. Thanks.

  10. I’m sorry if it seems a bit off, but i avoid sleep, and whenever I have to its mostly in short naps, I’ve been doing this for at least 6 years, probably more but that is as much as I remember. I’ve seen things, heard things ever since I was very little but after I turned 14 or 15 I tried to shut things down, and I think I actually did in some way. i am so scared of seeing something or hearing something that I think I’m somehow blocking it from actually manifesting If you understand what I mean. I want to know but at the same time I feel like I really don’t want to.

    I constantly have a stiff neck and have fears of the unexplainable. I don’t know who to talk to about these things because I really don’t need the “freak” label or yeah…
    I’d be so happy if anyone could help me

  11. I have been hearing voices for the last four years, and they have made several pop culture references, as well as mentioning current events of which I was not aware until they prompted me to look it up. I do not believe in god(s), spirits, ghosts, angels, demons, or aliens. I also do not believe in targeted harassment as such. There is no way that anyone is following me around and using radios frequency to harass me. I have traveled on plane from Hawaii to Florida and the voices persist uninterrupted. This is not something I believe can be done easily with cellular towers or satellites as there would be no way they could relay the messages fast enough or at that elevation. I suspect they are human, and spend a lot of time watching television. If your experience is similar please contact me at ludoplex@boxkek.com so we can compare notes regarding our experiences. I am uninterested in the rantings of crazy people, so please do not poffer explanations which rely on reptilians, the illuminati, or the devil.

  12. Clairvoyance has been a gift within my family for generations. I never knew my great grandmother, but have heard stories of her seeing/knowing things throughout her life. My late aunt also had the gift. My mother it seems, can sense a little bit. Throughout my childhood, I knew things. When I was young, I could even see what others were seeing if I focused right. I’ve always been a quiet person, and get stressed out in loud, busy areas. I can’t focus on a single thing if there are too many people talking, or certain types of busy music are playing. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to see anything, which I am hoping to learn how to change. My last experience was around 2 years ago. I had just gotten in my car to drive to work. For some reason I decided to look in my rear view mirror. A saw myself with shards of glass all in my face/body and everything around me crushed. I remember thinking “why the hell would I think such a thing??!?” And immediately shook it off. When I pulled out of my driveway and drove about two minutes down the road, I came upon a flipped over vehicle with a young woman in the driver seat completely covered in glass shards. Thankfully she was okay overall, aside from all the glass. I was shaken up for the rest of the day over what I saw.
    So to get to my point of it all.. the past few years of my life, I’ve been struggling with depression; and I few like the gifts that I did have are buried deep inside of me now. I feel like something is missing everyday, and I dont fee like myself anymore. I want to find a way to reawaken all that is inside of me, and I want to know what could help with that? At the time of my last visit, I was eating pretty clean, and I was able to escape into nature whenever I needed to. Now I’m living in a city, never leave my home aside from work and going to the store. Is there something I can do to help, while still living where I am? I can’t afford to move, but I don’t want to battle this sadness/suppression any longer. Thank you for your time, I’m not even sure if this thread is still going, but it’s worth a shot. -Eirin

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