In human form we embody the essence of the Divine, and that essence, according to multiple religious and spiritual traditions, is love. On this single point, diverse devotional adherents usually agree. They affirm that the human being is a spark of Divine light, a segment of the universal whole, and our journey through life is to make our way back to that greater Divine entity. Of course, karmic debt complicates the individual journey to varying degrees, but our ultimate purpose on earth is wisdom gathering on the road home to enlightenment.
The gathering of such wisdom is a multi-faceted, transcendent experience that transforms us as we reach beyond the physical. Meditation, yoga, prayer, ritual become the path to higher energies, and along that path we discover gifts of the spirit that manifest along the intuitive continuum: gut feeling becomes acute sensitivity to energy; hunches become valid inner guidance; dreams become premonition; perception becomes clairvoyance. In this way we are all psychic, but how we use and honor the gift will determine its strength. More importantly, how we honor the Divine will determine how wisely we use these innate abilities. You see, being psychic, hanging the shingle in your window, earning a living as an intuitive without the devotional element is simply not enough. Being a true "psychic" requires a commitment to Love, a clear alignment with Spirit.
With the understanding that our origins are Divine, we must then believe the the essence of pure Love radiates from our core. When we succumb to the diversions of the mundane world, we lose that connection. But through spiritual practice, we will resonate that love and operate with Divine support. It is only when we act from this sacred center that we find our true identity. Getting to it means unburdening ourselves from worry, fear, external distractions, expectations, and desires.
This is where psychic ability meets theological intention.
For example, look to the the scientific and secular ways people explain the possibility of "extrasensory perception:" human beings use only 10% of their brain power. Exploring and exercising our latent brain power increases abilities. Who knows what magic (or horrors) we’d invoke if we used even 30% more? Exercising our senses, we can train our minds to perceive on subtle levels. But those skills remain disconnected from the Source and become limited, even worthless, in the grand scheme of multilevel existence and spiritual progression.
Here are a few examples of how the essence of love manifests in a particular psychic modality: animal communication. Animal communicators are indeed psychics, the best of them clairvoyants who receive and send images to animals, who think in pictures. Every practicing animal communicator does this work out of sheer unconditional love for the animals, period, and most of them share their lives with a pack of animals. They have no other motives. Authentic mediums, too, work from a central point of love, often coming to involuntary tears when they act as a bridge between a spirit and a grieving loved one left behind. Skills such as Tarot reading can be learned from a book, but such skills will be restricted to the mental plane without the spiritual, loving connection to the Universe. Mental energy is incomplete without =the heart-centered energy to give it higher purpose.
So yes, everyone is psychic. But not everyone is spiritual. Only when the two meet do we effect meaningful change for ourselves and for others.