When we first begin
the journey of psychic development, it may be difficult to discern what are
psychic thoughts and what are simply our own thoughts. So, how can we tell the
difference? Sherrie Dillard, author of You Are Psychic, explains.
Although it may be subtle and at times hard to discern,
there is a difference between the quality and tone of psychic thought and of
self-generated thoughts. Here are a few telltale signs to help you to better
identify which is which.
Non-psychic, self-generated thoughts originate in the ego
and thinking mind and are driven primarily through desires, emotions,
expectations, memories, our knowledge base, biases, past experiences, and beliefs.
They are often linear in that one thought leads to another and another, and so
one. They often arouse emotions and reinforce what we already know and believe
or expect to be true. Rarely does a self-generated thought surprise us with its
originality or new information.
Psychic thoughts are free of ego influences. For this
reason they may seem flat, unemotional, and impersonal. Because psychic
thoughts do not arouse our emotions and speak to our desires and expectations,
they rarely get our attention. However, there is usually a calm awareness that
accompanies them that can feel reassuring. Unlike self-generated thoughts that
tend to flow into our awareness one after another and may seem scattered and
unfocused, psychic thoughts are repetitive, persistent, even-toned, and
unalarming. Even in situations where you might have an emotional reaction, they
tend to be understated, simple, and matter of fact.