To facilitate the process of sensing I access skills that I have gathered as part of my life's passage. In the course of nearly 35 years and in order of years of experience (oldest to newest) these are: Tarot, Numerology, Women's Spirituality, Jungian psychology, Astrology, Counselling, Reiki, Shamanic Journeying (drumming), and Shamanic/Indigenous wisdoms. Professionally I am a social worker, however I no longer participate in the workforce in this capacity, though I do access the tremendous insights that being a social worker has given to my understanding of life's journeys.
Labels of 'psychic' ability are sometimes misleading as I've found that they're largely misunderstood and in many cases, mis-applied. Many senses combine when beholding the energy of living and non-living entities and it is not always possible to label what these senses are, or to define them with words. Using mainstream terms, I would be called a claircognizant empath (receiving information through heart and mind), and clairsentient (perceiving 'feeling' energy, in my case - especially through the vibrations of voice and words) both in-person and remotely (distance is no object). I'm also able to read human faces (physiogamist is the technical term), whether in-person or with photographs.
Out in the wild world I've picked up a host of know-how and finessing abilities.
My paid work began in the military (air force) in libraries (education) and as an aircraft engine fitter. Seven years later I left the air force and went on to pick up skills in bar-tending, casino croupier and administration in community organisations. After completing my social work degree I mostly worked with children, parents and foster carers in government and non-government organisations. For much of my working life I've read Tarot, Oracles, Numerology and Astrology in the background, as well as consulting as a private counsellor. In the last couple of years I've been doing a radio show Raven Nation with a community radio station, Tribe FM 91.1, streaming at tribefm.org.au. If you head to the Merrekai Senses Raven Nation page you'll find some of the shows available as podcasts.
It's been a mixed bag and it adds rich dimensions to my healing skills!
“Seek the truly practical life, but seek it in such a way
that it does not blind you to the spirit working in it.
Seek the spirit, but seek it not out of spiritual greed,
but so that you may apply it in the genuinely practical life.”