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How to Increase Psychic Ability and Spiritual Perception by Understanding Grief's Effects


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Grief is a powerful and transformative experience that touches each of us at some point in our lives. While it's a natural response to loss, its impact extends beyond our emotional well-being, reaching into the depths of our spirituality. If you are wondering how to increase psychic ability and spiritual perception but are experiencing grief, you are in the right place.


Grief, with its intense emotional weight, can cloud our psychic abilities and hinder our connection to the spirit realm. When we are consumed by grief, our energy becomes depleted, and our focus becomes more narrow. Attention generally becomes more concentrated on loss and difficult emotions, making it difficult to tune into the subtle energies around us.


By integrating practices of emotional hygiene, nurturing our nervous system, balancing our energies and expanding our consciousness, we can navigate grief's turbulent waters and unlock profound spiritual insights.


In this article, we will explore the ways grief can interfere with our psychic abilities and perception of the spirit world. We'll also look at how a deeper understanding of the nervous system and chakras, along with practices in mindfulness, emotional hygiene and energy medicine, can help clear the way to spiritual insight.


Psychic abilities such as intuition, clairvoyance, and mediumship require a clear and open channel of energy, which grief can disrupt.

The Nervous System Connection


Our nervous system plays a crucial role in both our emotional and psychic experiences. When we are in a state of grief, our nervous system can become dysregulated, leading to heightened stress responses and a diminished capacity for receptivity.


Conversely, when we engage in practices that promote relaxation and balance, such as deep breathing, we activate the parasympathetic nervous system, creating an environment more conducive to spiritual exploration and moving through grief with greater ease.


The human nervous system, a marvel of biological complexity, serves as the conduit through which we perceive and interact with the world around us. Yet, despite its sophistication, the nervous system possesses inherent limitations in its ability to detect and interpret the vast spectrum of energies that permeate our reality.


Although the human nervous system may impose limitations on our perception of the vast spectrum of energy that surrounds us, it also serves as a gateway to expanded states of consciousness and heightened spiritual awareness.


By acknowledging the inherent constraints of human perception and embracing practices that facilitate psychic and spiritual perception, we can bridge the gap between the limited bandwidth of the nervous system and the infinite energy frequencies that define the universe. In doing so, we unlock the latent potential within ourselves and embark on a journey of profound self-discovery and spiritual awakening.


In this section, we'll explore the relationship between the nervous system and psychic and spiritual perception, shedding light on the disparity between the limited bandwidth of human perception and the boundless energy frequencies that exist beyond our conscious awareness.


The Spectrum of Energy


At the heart of psychic and spiritual perception lies the understanding that the universe is composed of an infinite spectrum of energies, ranging from the subtle vibrations of consciousness to the electromagnetic waves that shape our physical reality.


These energies, though imperceptible to the naked eye, exert a profound influence on our thoughts, emotions, and experiences, shaping the fabric of our existence in ways both seen and unseen.


The Bandwidth of Human Perception


While the human nervous system is capable of detecting a broad range of sensory stimuli — including light, sound, touch, taste, and smell — its ability to perceive subtle energy frequencies is limited by its biological constraints.


Scientific research has shown that the human eye can only detect a small fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum, known as visible light. https://science.nasa.gov/ems/09_visiblelight/


Similarly, our auditory system can only perceive sound frequencies within a specific range, leaving vast swathes of the energy spectrum beyond our conscious awareness. http://www.cochlea.org/en/hear/human-auditory-range


Closing the Gap Between Perception and Reality


The disparity between the limited bandwidth of human perception and the expansive spectrum of energy that exists in the universe creates a perceptual gap, wherein much of reality remains hidden from our conscious awareness.


Psychic and spiritual perception, however, offers a glimpse beyond the veil, allowing us to tap into the subtle energies that lie beyond the threshold of our senses.


Through practices such as meditation, mindfulness, proper nutrition, and energy/vibrational healing, we can bypass the constraints of the nervous system and attune to the higher frequencies of consciousness that permeate the fabric of our reality.


Expanding Conscious Awareness


As we cultivate greater awareness of the limitations of human perception, we open ourselves to the possibility of expanding our consciousness beyond its current boundaries.


By acknowledging the existence of energies that lie beyond the scope of our senses, we can begin to develop our psychic faculties and deepen our connection to the spiritual realm.


Through dedicated practice and inner exploration, we can transcend the confines of the nervous system and awaken to the infinite potential that resides within each of us.


Opening the Spiritual and Psychic Gateways


With each step toward healing we take, we reclaim our innate connection to the divine and awaken to the subtle energies that surround us. Through practices of emotional hygiene, higher perspective, self-care, self-awareness, and self-compassion, we open the gateway to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the universe.


As we tend to our emotional well-being and nurture our nervous system, we begin to dismantle the barriers that grief has erected around our psychic abilities and perception of the spirit world.


Emotional Hygiene: Cleansing the Spirit


In the following sections, we will delve into the concept of emotional hygiene and various techniques to practice it. We will then examine the seven major chakras, discussing how each one can be blocked by grief and how this affects specific psychic abilities.


Emotional hygiene involves adopting practices and habits that support our mental and emotional health, much like how regular hygiene routines maintain our physical cleanliness.


Similarly, just as we tend to our physical health with regular exercise and proper nutrition, so too must we care for our emotional well-being through practices of emotional hygiene, which involves acknowledging and processing our feelings in a healthy way, allowing them to flow through us rather than becoming stuck or suppressed.


By engaging in these practices and seeking support from loved ones and/or professionals, we can better create space for spiritual growth.


Understanding Emotional Hygiene


Emotional hygiene encompasses a range of practices aimed at maintaining and improving our mental and emotional health. It involves acknowledging and processing our feelings, managing stress, nurturing self-compassion, and cultivating resilience in the face of life's challenges.


Just as we wash our hands to prevent illness, tending to our emotional hygiene can prevent the accumulation of negative emotions and promote overall well-being.


6 Practical Strategies for Emotional Hygiene


1. Mindfulness Meditation


Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool for cultivating emotional hygiene. By bringing our awareness to the present moment without judgment, we can observe our thoughts and feelings with clarity and compassion.


Regular meditation practice can help reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and enhance emotional regulation. Additionally, when we meditate and tune out of the bandwidth of physical perception, our psychic and spiritual awareness grows.


2. Expressive Writing


Journaling or expressive writing can be a cathartic practice for processing emotions and gaining insight into our inner world. Take time each day to write freely about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This practice can help release pent-up emotions, identify patterns, and promote self-reflection.


Moreover, as you progress on this journey, you may uncover your mediumship abilities through the practice of automatic writing.


3. Engage in Physical Activity


Physical activity is not only beneficial for our physical health but also plays a crucial role in emotional hygiene. Exercise releases endorphins - neurotransmitters that promote feelings of well-being and reduce stress.


Find activities that you enjoy, whether it's walking, dancing, yoga, or any form of movement that brings you joy.


4. Cultivate Gratitude


Practicing gratitude is a simple yet powerful way to enhance emotional hygiene and deepen your connection to spirit. Take time each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for, whether big or small. Cultivating a mindset of gratitude can shift your focus away from negativity and foster a sense of abundance and contentment. Try to gain a higher perspective in every situation, giving gratitude for higher guidance. Every difficult situation we encounter is an opportunity for growth, and when we strive for higher perspective in every situation, our spiritual connections grow.


5. Set Boundaries


Setting healthy boundaries is essential for maintaining emotional hygiene. Learn to recognize and honor your own needs, and communicate them with kindness but assertively to others. Setting boundaries can protect your emotional well-being and prevent resentment or burnout.


6. Seek Support


Don't hesitate to reach out for support when needed. Whether it's confiding in a trusted friend or seeking professional help from a therapist or counselor, talking about your feelings can provide validation, perspective, empowerment, and healing.


Remember that emotional hygiene is an ongoing process, and small, consistent actions can make a significant difference in your overall quality of life.


At Sacred Awaken, I offer in-person and remote sessions for grief and spiritual counseling, psychic development, energy maintenance and more.


Take time to prioritize your emotional well-being, for it is the foundation upon which a fulfilling and meaningful spiritual life is built.
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How Blocked Chakras Affect the Spiritual Connection


Central to many spiritual traditions is the concept of chakras, energy centers that regulate various aspects of our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.


The chakras play a crucial role in our psychic and spiritual perception, in part serving as conduits for the flow of energy between the physical and spiritual realms.


When the chakras are blocked, our ability to perceive subtle energies, intuitive insights, and spiritual guidance is hindered. When the chakras are balanced and aligned, energy flows freely, promoting harmony, well-being, and spiritual perception.


Grief, with its intense emotional weight, can disrupt the balance of the chakras, leading to blockages and energy stagnation.


In the following section, I'll explore how grief can influence each of the seven major chakras as well as how chakra blocks can influence psychic and spiritual awareness. If you're interested in exploring techniques to unlock your chakras, I invite you to read an article I've written on the topic: How to Unblock Chakras.


The Crown Chakra: Doorway to the Divine


The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, serves as a link to higher consciousness, spiritual enlightenment, and claircognizance. When this chakra is blocked, we may feel disconnected from our higher purpose, lacking in spiritual inspiration, and unable to experience states of knowing, transcendence, or unity with the universe and spirit.


Grief can significantly impact the crown chakra by leading to feelings of despair and hopelessness, which pull a person’s energy away from the higher vibrational frequencies that this chakra thrives on. These emotions diminish the sense of unity, connection, and enlightenment associated with the crown chakra.


Additionally, grief can cause a loss of faith and questioning of one's beliefs and the meaning of life, disrupting the flow of energy through this chakra. This disruption can result in a sense of isolation from universal consciousness, further blocking the crown chakra.


Physically, this blockage can manifest as headaches, migraines, and mental fog, and more, further distracting one from spiritual perception.


The Third Eye Chakra and Clairvoyance


The third eye chakra, located in the center of the forehead, is particularly important for psychic perception, clairvoyance, intuition, insight, inner wisdom, and manifestation.


The third eye chakra can be blocked by grief in several ways. Emotionally, grief often brings overwhelming sadness and confusion, clouding a person's ability to see clearly enough to access their inner wisdom. The clarity of thought and vision essential for the third eye chakra is compromised by this emotional fog.


Grief can have both mental and spiritual impacts. Mentally, it can breed distrust in one's intuitive insights and inner guidance, fostering a sense of disconnection from inner self and natural instincts. Persistent negative thoughts and fixation on loss create mental blockages, hindering the clear and open mind required for the third eye chakra's function. Spiritually, grief can disturb one's spiritual insights and beliefs, resulting in a perceived disconnection from the higher self and spiritual truths.


Physically, grief can manifest as headaches, eye strain, and vision problems, symptoms that are exacerbated by the stress and emotional strain of grieving.


Difficult physical symptoms are always potentially disruptive to spiritual and psychic perception due to their distracting nature and tendency to lead to worry.


The Throat Chakra and Clairaudience


The throat chakra is located at the base of the throat and is associated with communication, expression, truth, mediumship, and clairaudience. It serves as the bridge between the heart and mind, facilitating the expression of our authentic selves and enabling us to communicate our thoughts, feelings, and truths with clarity and integrity.


Clairaudience, one of the psychic gifts associated with the throat chakra, involves the ability to hear messages, guidance, and insights from the spiritual realm.


When we experience loss, whether through death, separation, or other forms of parting, our ability to communicate and express ourselves authentically may be compromised. Suppressed emotions, unresolved grief, and feelings of guilt or shame can create energetic blockages in the throat chakra, inhibiting our ability to speak our truth and listen to the messages of the divine.


Additionally, unresolved emotions associated with grief, such as anger, resentment, or guilt, can create a barrier in the throat chakra, preventing the flow of energy and inhibiting clairaudient abilities.


The Heart Chakra, Empathy, and Clairsentience


At the root of grief lies the heart chakra, which governs love, compassion, emotional healing, empathy, and clairsentience. When we experience grief, the heart chakra can become overwhelmed, causing it to close or become imbalanced, affecting all of the above. emotions and perceptions.


The Solar Plexus Chakra, Claircognizance, and Clairsentience


The solar plexus chakra serves as the gateway to clairsentience and claircognizance - or inner feeling and knowing - empowering us to trust our intuitive insights and make decisions aligned with our highest good. However, grief can disrupt the balance of the solar plexus chakra, inhibiting our ability to access our intuitive wisdom and personal power.


Suppressed emotions, feelings of inadequacy, and self-doubt can create energetic blockages in the solar plexus chakra, impeding our ability to access our intuitive knowing and make empowered decisions. Additionally, unresolved emotions associated with grief, such as anger, guilt, or shame, can erode our sense of self-worth and confidence, further exacerbating imbalances in this chakra.


Physically, a blocked solar plexus chakra can manifest through various symptoms. Issues like ulcers, heartburn, indigestion, and other gastrointestinal disorders can indicate an imbalance. Persistent fatigue or lethargy without a clear cause may also be a sign. Additionally, difficulty in managing weight, either through excessive gain or loss, and issues related to liver health can sometimes be linked to this chakra.


The Sacral Chakra


The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen, just below the navel, and is associated with emotions, creativity, sexuality, and relationships. Clairsentience, or the ability to feel information psychically, is commonly associated with the sacral chakra.


Grief, as a profound emotional response to loss, can significantly impact and block the sacral chakra in several ways. Emotionally, grief can lead to the suppression of emotions, causing one to bottle up feelings rather than fully experiencing and processing the pain. This emotional stagnation blocks the flow of energy in the sacral chakra, which thrives on the free expression and processing of emotions.


Creatively, grief can stifle creative expression and diminish the joy found in creative activities, resulting in a feeling of emptiness and a lack of motivation to engage in activities that once brought pleasure. This, in turn has a potential impact on the third eye chakra which is opened with creativity and open-mindedness.


In terms of sexuality and relationships, grief can cause a disconnection from one's sexual energy and intimacy, leading to a decrease in sexual desire or difficulties in intimate relationships, thus potentially blocking the sacral chakra.


Additionally, grief can strain existing relationships and make it challenging to form new ones, as emotional withdrawal or an inability to trust and connect with others can result from grief, further blocking this chakra.


Physically, grief can manifest as lower back pain, reproductive issues, and bladder problems, with these discomforts often exacerbated by the emotional stress and turmoil of grieving.


The Root Chakra


Although often associated with matters of survival and physical well-being, the root chakra plays a pivotal role in shaping our psychic and spiritual perceptions. When the root chakra is balanced and activated, we feel grounded, centered, and connected to the energy of Earth, providing a stable foundation for exploring higher states of consciousness.


Conversely, imbalances in the root chakra, such as insecurity, fear, or lack of stability, can create obstacles to spiritual growth and intuitive insights.


Grief, whether stemming from loss, trauma, or upheaval, can profoundly affect the root chakra, creating energetic blockages and imbalances. The intense emotions associated with grief, such as sadness, fear, and insecurity, disrupt the flow of energy through this chakra, allowing it to become blocked or weakened. As a result, we may experience feelings of instability, disconnection, and a lack of grounding, making it difficult to find our footing amidst the turmoil of grief.


A blocked root chakra can lead to several physical issues. These include chronic pain or discomfort in the lower back area, and problems with the legs and feet such as pain, stiffness, and conditions like plantar fasciitis. A weakened immune system, making one more susceptible to infections and illnesses, is also common. Persistent fatigue can occur, along with digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal disturbances.


Additionally, difficulty in managing weight, either gaining or losing excessively, and reproductive issues, including menstrual problems in women, can be manifestations of a blocked root chakra.


If you're interested in exploring more information on the seven primary chakras as well as techniques to unlock your chakras, I invite you to read an article I've written on the topic here: How to Unblock Chakras.


Final Thoughts on How to Increase Psychic Ability by Embracing Grief


Grief is a natural and unavoidable aspect of the human experience, yet it need not be a permanent obstacle on our spiritual journey. By honoring our emotions, practicing emotional hygiene, and nurturing our nervous system, we can transcend the limitations of grief and embrace the boundless possibilities of the spirit world.


In doing so, we reclaim our inherent psychic abilities and awaken to the profound interconnectedness of all things.


If you are seeking assistance in this realm, at Sacred Awaken, I offer a variety of services to help, including spiritual and grief counseling, psychic mentoring, classes, Reiki, sound baths and more.


May we honor the diversity of human experience and celebrate the interconnectedness of all beings as we continue our quest for truth and enlightenment. With love and gratitude for the journey, Michelle




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