I’m often asked if I’m psychic due to the information I share with my clients at the end of their Reiki sessions. I sometimes struggle to find the words to answer that question in a minute or less, so I decided to write this post to give you the full details on what really happens when I do a Reiki session.

Yes, Reiki Practitioners (and all people!) are inherently psychics. The level to which you experience your psychic abilities varies from person to person, depending on how open you are to connecting and trusting that part of yourself. But not all Reiki Practitioners, nor all people, would necessarily identify with being “psychic” because they have not fine tuned their abilities (or they don’t fully trust that part of themselves yet!). When you become attuned to the Reiki energy, your psychic abilities are likely to increase. So what is a Reiki attunement and what are these psychic abilities? Read on to discover!

The Reiki attunement process is what connects a person directly to the Reiki source, giving them the ability to channel the healing energy. You become attuned to Reiki by taking Reiki Classes with a qualified Reiki Master Teacher. When this attunement happens, your energy channels (chakras, meridians, nadis, etc.) clear and open to accommodate, or make room for, the Reiki energy to flow through.

Once this happens, the Reiki energy creates more space on all levels of your being. Physically, you can experience more “space” by the energy bringing toxins, injuries, or illnesses to the surface for you to release. I have seen my students gain insight as to thought patterns or physical habits they need to change to be free from their pain or dis-ease. Mentally, I have witnessed students having more clarity and focus on their purpose and path. You can “free your mind” and live an empowered life that is in alignment with who you truly are. Spiritually, you become more connected to God, the Universe, and your psychic senses since all the “clutter” moves out of the way. So what are these psychic senses?

Generally, one of the “clairs” will be most dominant for you. There is clairsentience (clear feeling), clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), and claircognizance (clear knowing). I have experienced all of them at one moment or another, but my dominant “clair” is clairsentience. This is the ability to feel the past, present, and future emotional states of others. I’ve experienced this psychic ability from a young age, but did not know there was a word for it. Once I was attuned to Reiki, and practiced channeling the energy daily, this psychic sense became even stronger and much more powerful.

We are all inherently psychic to some degree, so here is a quick way to determine your dominant sense:

Gold LotusClairsentience– You can feel the past, present, and future emotional states of others. Clairsentience involves the entire body, which feels and responds to vibrations. Some examples include: feeling that a person is going to call you and then he or she does, your “gut” decision turns out to be the correct one, or you can sense the presence of another person around you even if you can’t see of hear anyone. 

Gold LotusClairvoyance– You clearly see visual symbols and messages. Some examples include: having a prophetic dream, seeing something out of the corner of your eye but nothing or no one is there, your are sensitive to bright lights, you see colors, or have visions in your mind’s eye.

Gold LotusClairaudience– You clearly hear messages. Some examples include: hearing meaningful messages when listening to music, you hear Divine wisdom as conversation or a whisper externally, or as a voice inside your mind, or you are sensitive to sound. Note, sometimes we get confused with this sense because we confuse our “ego” with our clairaudience. Know that messages from God, the Universe, or your Higher Self are always loving and positive. 

Gold LotusClaircognizance– You clearly know something without being told. Some examples are: receiving Divine guidance through thoughts that seem to magically pop in, you know how to do something without prior instruction, or you have knowledge pour through you when you speak or write.

When I perform a Reiki session, I relax my body, release my mind/ego, and ask that I be a clear and perfect channel for the Reiki energy and any information that is in the highest and best good of my client. When this happens, I get information from one, or all, or the senses listed above. The way I “know” this information is true for the client is when this word, visual, or energy comes in I will feel a “chill” move through my entire being. It usually comes in waves of 3, or one giant wave of energy. Sometimes it’s so strong I want to stop and say “WOAH!” but I just continue on and use my breath to come back to a neutral centered place so I can continue the session. So, you can see as a predominantly clairsentient being, I am feeling and responding to vibrations!

If you identify with the concepts I have expressed in this article, you may consider taking Reiki Classes to enhance your psychic abilities! While Reiki isn’t the only way to develop your psychic abilities, it is definitely one of the quickest and easiest to learn!

What is your dominant “clair?” Have you been attuned to Reiki and had psychic experiences? Join the conversation in the Blossoming Lotus Life Community!