A sense of attuned intuition or psychic abilities are frequently seen in highly sensitive people that can feel the energies of a room or even beyond. That finely tuned awareness can be the catalyst for starting to pick up on wider energies, and there are certain herbs to enhance psychic abilities, which can take you down a special path.
Have you ever known something was going to happen and it did? Not just a sense of de ja vu, but an actual prediction of how things were going to work out?
Maybe you’ve thought of one of your friends and then they phone out of the blue?
Or dreamt that someone was pregnant only to find out that they are?!
If you’ve always trusted your GUT and feel a wee bit psychic, you’re not alone.
We are all on the spectrum when it comes to our special powers; it’s just how much we choose to nurture them. And, if you don’t already know, we can nurture them with nature and specific plants.
What Are Psychic Abilities?
Psychic abilities, often referred to as extrasensory perceptions or ESP, encompass a wide range of phenomena. These include clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, and others. What makes these abilities truly intriguing is their prevalence in diverse cultures worldwide. While interpretations may vary, the belief in psychic potential is a common thread that unites people across continents. Still today, an interest in psychic abilities, the paranormal and divination cross all walks of life.
The historical roots of psychic abilities trace back to ancient civilisations, where seers and mystics were highly regarded. Whole temples in Ancient Greece were dedicated to seers, the Oracle of Delphi. These individuals were believed to possess a unique connection to the spiritual realm.
How Herbs can Enhance Psychic Abilities
Herbs are here to help. Not only can herbs provide actual tools as catalysts for working with psychic abilities – think ash runes, scrying with elder juice, or yarrow I Ching sticks – but they can also physiologically enhance psychic capabilities. Working with tools in this way can be seen as ‘reading’ the signs, and may not take psychic abilities to do so. The more ethereal practices of being able to contact others through the power of the mind or spirit, sensing and feeling intuition, becoming aware of it.
Herbs have played a significant role in the pursuit of enhancing these abilities, acting as conduits between the physical and metaphysical worlds.
Some of our Fav Herbs for Psychic Enhancement
A variety of herbs are commonly associated with enhancing psychic abilities. Here are some of our tried and tested friends…
Mugwort has been prescribed in ritual and spiritual practices to enhance one’s connection to the spiritual world and facilitate psychic or visionary experiences. This is often tied to the idea of the pineal gland as a “third eye.” When smoked while walking in nature, a sense of unity, connection with the world around you is achieved.
She is an absolute favourite of ours. We reach for her assistance before any harvesting or connection work with herbs. Smoked in a pipe is our favourite way to work with this herb, and to find out more about smoking mugwort, watch our YouTube video.
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is a plant that has been associated with various traditional and folk uses, including the potential impact on the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a small, pinecone-shaped gland located in the brain that is often linked to spiritual and metaphysical experiences, including the concept of the “third eye.”
Mugwort has a long history of use in various cultures for an ability to stimulate vivid dreams and enhance lucid dreaming. In some belief systems, the pineal gland is associated with the dream state and spiritual experiences. As a result, mugwort is thought to have a connection to the pineal gland’s functions.
We work with the gorgeous and prolific yarrow herb to amplify psychic powers and enhance divination – and also as a protective agent.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) has a long history of use in various cultures for its purported ability to enhance psychic powers.
Yarrow is seen as the bridge between the heavens and earth or the two worlds enabling a tradition between physical and otherworldly realities, and we can see this in the medicinal actions as well.
Drinking a little yarrow tea before sleep with an affirmation to dream with insights, can lead to more profound dream experiences, potentially enhancing one’s ability to tap into intuitive or psychic insights while dreaming.
In various traditions, yarrow is considered a purifying herb. We create an infused yarrow oil by steeping the dried yarrow blooms herb in almond oil for a lunar cycle before straining the herb material and adding a few drops of the cobalt blue yarrow essential oil to the infused oil. We draw on this ritual oil by anointing ourselves after a bathe with the magical flower oil, to cleanse our energy fields, and protect ourselves with more esoteric work – we become more receptive to psychic energies and intuitive insights.
Yarrow strengthens the aura by healing wounds and holes that may have opened or festered. Our mentor, Christopher Hedley, often spoke about yarrow healing the arrow wounds of ‘ELF-SHOT’. A strong auric field provides protection and enhances one’s ability to perceive and interact with spiritual or psychic realms.
Damiana (Turnera diffusa) has a long history of use in traditional medicine and folk remedies, particularly in Central and South America, where it’s native. This herb has gained a reputation for various potential benefits, including enhancing intuition and psychic abilities.
There are several factors that may contribute to the damiana helping with intuition:
Damiana is often considered a mild herbal aphrodisiac and a natural relaxant, helping to alleviate anxiety and stress. There are powerful calming effects. When a person is less anxious and more relaxed, we have seen that they may be more open to intuitive or psychic insights. Reducing mental stress and tension can create a mental state conducive to heightened awareness and perception.
When we drink a brew or two of a delicious damiana infusion, our sensory awareness becomes more acute; our perceptions subtly shift, and we can feel differing energies or our intuitive insights become more profound.
Like mugwort, damiana can enhance dream experiences, making dreams more vivid and potentially prophetic. These enhanced dream states facilitate intuitive and psychic experiences during sleep.
Open Up Your Heart
In our exploration of herbs for enhanced intuition, we’ve delved into the multifaceted world of psychic abilities. The use of herbs to enhance psychic potential is a practice deeply rooted in history, culture, and belief systems. While science may not provide all the answers, the personal experiences and traditions surrounding these herbs are undeniably captivating.
As you embark on your own journey to unlock your psychic potential, remember the importance of responsible and ethical use. Approach these herbs with an open heart and a respectful attitude towards the diverse cultures that have cherished their significance.
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