Frequently Asked Questions About
Psychic Development and
How to Connect with Spirit
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- Is everyone psychic?
- How do I develop my psychic or mediumship abilities?
- Can everyone become a healer?
- How do I learn how to be a healer?
- Do I need to become vegetarian or vegan?
- Do I need to stop smoking cigarettes, drinking caffeine, drinking alcohol, etc?
- What does it mean when I keep seeing the numbers 111, 222, 333, etc.?
- Do angels and archangels really have wings?
- How can I receive messages from Spirit?
- What is channeling?
- What books does Anne recommend?
Anne believes that everyone is born connected with Spirit. It’s through our early childhood experiences that most of us “turn off” our psychic or intuitive abilities. This most often happens due to fear . . . fear that is expressed from others (e.g., parents react to something with fear, media portrayals of psychic phenomena as fearful) or through our own fear (i.e., no one is around to explain what is happening). For a blessed few, they are able to keep their psychic and intuitive abilities “turned on” throughout childhood. For the majority, though, we need to re-learn how to communicate with Spirit.
Based on her many years of teaching psychic development classes, Anne has come to believe that everyone can develop their psychic abilities if they are determined to do so. How quickly a student’s psychic skills develop is due to many factors, but most importantly, the student’s willingness to put in the time, energy, and effort required to turn on his or her psychic abilities.
For some students, the amount of time it takes to develop their psychic abilities is very short (e.g., 6-12 months). Anne describes these students as “on the fast track.” For others, it may take longer. This could be due to several factors, including . . .
- Life issues that slow down the student’s progress (e.g., family obligations, work responsibilities)
- The student’s life script (e.g., it may not be time yet, the lesson of patience may be an issue)
- As a soul, the person may be newer at developing the skill(s) that he or she is seeking to learn while incarnated on the Earth plane (e.g., mediumship, channeling)
- The person has to work through personal issues that are blocking their growth (e.g., fear, religious beliefs)
However, if the person is willing to put in the time, energy, and effort required, then Anne sincerely believes that they will develop their psychic skills. The process is one of self-discovery and self-development, which will enrich your life in innumerable ways!!!
NOTE: You may find it helpful to review the testimonials from some of Anne’s psychic development students.
Although reading about the topic of psychic abilities and mediumship can be very helpful in the beginning, it is not enough. Using an analogy might be helpful. Let’s use the game of tennis. You can read all the books available about this topic, and you can even attend numerous tennis matches. This will teach you a great deal about the game, including the history of the game, the rules, and the background of famous tennis players. However, you will never truly learn how to play tennis until you get a racket in your hand, buy some tennis balls, and get out on the court to hit some balls. All of this allows you to learn how to swing the racket and find “the sweet spot” so the ball will go in the direction that you want it to go.
With psychic development or mediumship, it is much the same. It is very helpful to read books on these topics and attend readings or presentations by those who do this work. For this reason, Anne provides a wide variety of psychic development and mediumship educational materials on her website (Store, FREE Publications). Check back often because more topics are being added regularly.
However, it is unlikely that you will learn how to find your psychic “sweet spot” until you actually start using your psychic skills. Anne strongly encourages everyone to find a teacher that you feel comfortable with who can provide you with a safe, supportive environment in which to develop your psychic and mediumship abilities. As with a tennis coach, having a psychic development or mediumship teacher is helpful because they can provide you with information, guidance, and, most importantly, support as you learn your new skills. For this reason, Anne teaches a number of psychic development classes and psychic development workshops in the Orange County area of Southern California. See Anne’s Calendar for more information, and be sure to join Anne’s Online Community to receive announcements about upcoming events.
Absolutely everyone is fully capable of gaining access to healing energy! Many of those drawn to the psychic and healing arts have already lived many lifetimes before their present lifetime, and some of those lifetimes were spent doing metaphysical work, including healing. This is why many people who take classes in the healing arts feel like it is a process of re-learning a skill that has been long forgotten.
There are many different healing modalities available today. Anne teaches Reiki classes because . . .
- Reiki is one of the most recognized of the healing arts being used today (e.g., Reiki is now offered in hospitals, is approved as continuing education units for nurses, is offered in chiropractic offices)
- Reiki cannot harm anyone or anything because the energy is coming from God
- Reiki provides an excellent foundation upon which to add other healing modalities, if the person wishes to do so in the future
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Anne is often asked this question, and it is a very controversial topic. Although there are some very wonderful metaphysicians and teachers who believe that this is true, Anne respectfully disagrees. She does not believe that this is necessary for everyone.
Anne has found that some people MAY find that dietary restrictions do improve their psychic ability or healing skills. When this is the case, then these individuals will find it very easy to make restrictions in their diet. When they change their diet, some of them may experience a short “detox” period; but these periods are brief because their bodies support the dietary changes that have been made. They quickly adjust and feel healthier than ever before.
However, Anne has personally not had this experience. Due to being a very strong proponent of animal rights, she has tried on numerous occasions to become vegetarian or vegan. The result has never been positive, and she has repeatedly returned to a “balanced” diet, which includes lean animal protein. When she eats in this way, she feels healthier. And her psychic, mediumship, channeling, and healing ablities have remained strong regardless of her diet. This pattern has also been true for many of her students.
Based on her own experiences, the experiences of her students, and her communication with Spirit about this topic, Anne now firmly believes that each person MUST determine for themselves what a healthy diet will be for them. The inability to become vegetarian or vegan in a healthy way may be due to a number of factors, including blood type or genetics. Regardless, you should listen carefully to your body and eat what makes you feel the healthiest.
This is another question that Anne is often asked, and this topic is another one that is debated within the metaphysical community. As with the discussion of diet above, Anne believes the answer will be different for each person. For example, one person might find that their psychic or healing abilities do not change depending on abstinence from alcohol or moderate drinking habits. But another person might find that their abilities to connect with spiritual energy are enhanced by abstaining from alcohol.
However, she does believe that psychic readings should not be conducted at the time when the psychic or medium has consumed a mood altering substance. This substance can impair the ability to be a clear channel, and all readers should always strive to “do no harm,” which can occur if spiritual information is misinterpreted by the reader.
This is one of the most common questions that Anne is asked. Seeing repetitive numbers or finding certain objects is Spirit‘s way of communicating with you. Typical examples include:
- Looking up at the clock, and it is 11:11. And the next time you look at the clock it is 1:11 or 2:22.
- Seeing a license plate with a number that is meaningful to you (e.g., your birth date)
- Finding 3 feathers on the same day as your father passed 5 years ago
There are differences of opinion in the metaphysical field about the meaning of these events. Some people believe that a specific number sequence has a specific message. For example, in the field of numerology, the number 1 often is associated with new beginnings, so seeing the number sequence 11, 111, or 1111 might mean that a new beginning is coming. If you wish to explore one person’s interpretations of the meanings of the numbers 0-999, please see the book Angel Numbers by Doreen Virtue.
However, what Anne and many of her students have found is that that these events are simply Spirit’s very efficient and effective way of getting your attention. Just a few of the possible meanings include:
- Your guide wants you to know you are on the right path
- An angel or archangel is nearby and just wants you to know that it is there to support you
- A deceased loved one wants you to know that you are loved
When you notice something like this, Anne recommends that you (a) say “Thank you” (even if you don’t know who or what is there) and (b) immediately ask if there is a message that they want to convey to you. If you get an immediate impression of a message, do your best to trust whatever came to you. If you don’t receive a message, don’t worry about it. Spirit is very likely sending you love, support, and encouragement.
This is another question that Anne is often asked, and once again, the answer depends on who you talk to. There are those who believe that angels and archangels actually do have wings; however, the more common belief is that what is being seen clairvoyantly are not wings but the very wide and vibrant aura that surrounds angels and archangels. However, it is important to understand that entities from the other side will appear to you in a form that is recognizable to you. Therefore, if you believe that angels have wings, then they will appear in this form.
In actuality, all entities from the other side are actually formless/shapeless. They are simply energy, although they often joke with Anne that they are “nebulous gas.” All entities, including deceased loved ones, will assume a form that is recognizable to you, which means that the entity may or may not assume a similar appearance with someone else. For example, Archangel Michael might appear in one way to one person but another way to someone else.
Anne believes that everyone can receive messages from Spirit at any time. The challenge is learning how to differentiate or discern when a message is coming from your own thoughts and opinion versus from Spirit. Learning how to do that is a process, and Anne encourages everyone to find a psychic development or mediumship class with a teacher who can support you in the process.
However, everyone can receive messages, and one of the easiest ways to make sure you are not impressing your thoughts or opinions into a message is to use a tool, such as angel cards, tarot, runes, ColoRunes®, NumeRunes®, etc. For beginners, Anne recommends using angel cards, such as Messages from Your Angels by Doreen Virtue. This is a very user-friendly deck of angel cards that provides an easy way to receive messages from the angelic and spiritual realms. All the cards contain positive messages that will provide you with comforting feelings of support from the other side.
NOTE: Anne’s workshop Psychic Development 101: “The Clairs” teaches you about the “language” of Spirit.
For much more information on channeling, you are invited to preview Anne’s ebook called Channeling 101.
When conducting a psychic reading, the psychic receives information from spiritual entities in the form of visual impressions (clairvoyance), sounds/words (clairaudience), body sensations (clairsentience), smells (clairolfaction), tastes (clairgustation), emotions (empathy), and/or thoughts (claircognizance or intuition). The information is sent, in essence, from “outside” of the psychic. So, for example, if a psychic was connecting with Aunt Sally, she might appear in a favorite dress and might tell the psychic that she loves her niece very much.
With channeling, the entity actually joins with the channeler to speak directly on the Earth plane. So if a channeler was connecting with Aunt Sally, the channeler’s soul would “step aside” in order to make room for Aunt Sally. Then Aunt Sally would say to the person directly, “Hi Honey, I’m here and I love you very much.”
Would you like to learn how to channel? Channeling is an advanced skill that often takes practice to develop. For this reason, it’s the only topic that Anne regularly repeats in her Thursday evening Psychic Development, Mediumship, and Channeling class in Orange County, California. Channeling is practiced the last Thursday that the class meets each month.
We live at an amazing time! Unlike in the past, there are currently many books available on the topics of psychic development, mediumship, and the healing arts. Anne will soon have a number of ebooks and audio recordings available on a wide range of topics in her Store and as FREE Publications. You are encouraged to join Anne’s Online Community so you can be notified when new topics become available.
Anne is always reluctant to recommend other authors because she believes that each person’s guides will direct them to the book or books that are “right” for them at the present time. However, for those interested in learning how “the other side” works, the book Journey of Souls by Michael Newton is highly recommended.
By Anne Reith, Ph.D.