Everyone has within them some amount of psychic ability. It is innate in people, just like the ability to paint or play a musical instrument. With training we can learn to play the piano, and in the same way we can learn to harness that psychic ability that is already within us.

The key to tapping into this force is focus.

The basis of every thing on earth, from the people to the plants, animals and things we create, is energy. Psychic skills have to do with tapping into that energy and gaining a better understanding of how energy works.

For a really quick example of the feeling of energy, rub your hands together for about 30 seconds. After you have done this, start with your hands a couple of feet apart and slowly bring them closer together, but don't let them touch.

Can you feel the energy between your hands? Try this again with your eyes closed so that you can focus more on the feeling of the energy. This energy is the basic building block of the universe, and the more you can tap into that energy, the more you can develop your psychic skills.

First you can try to sense when someone is coming closer to you by feeling his or her energy pattern. You can also begin to feel the energy that is held in objects and see if you can tell anything about the person who owns or owned the object just by touching it.

If you haven't had a lot of psychic experiences before, this may seem preposterous, but relax, hold the item in your hand and visualize it clearly in your mind, remembering that the energy of the person is in the object. There's actually a step-by-step process that can help you to "read" objects, which you can learn easily in just a matter of days.

In the beginning some of this information is sure to be inaccurate, incomplete or somehow confused. As with any other skill, it takes practice to tap into this energy and to understand what it is trying to tell you.

The most important thing you can remember when trying to develop your psychic skills is that we are all energy and the universe is the same energy. There is no need to connect to a higher power or plane of existence to tap into your psychic abilities—it is already all within you.

Author's Bio: 

Conrad Raw is an expert in practical techniques for personal and spiritual development. He is the author of "Forbidden Secrets Of Personal And Energetic Development." He travels the world to learn and teach and is the founder of Greater Human Potential, a website devoted to bringing you easy to learn techniques to increase your human evolution. Visit his website for a free newsletter filled with tons of great tips and advice.