June 12, 2024
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About Psychic Abilities and Power

We are all psychic but to varying degrees. Even psychic skills face logical limitations; some people are just more sensitive, sensitive in different ways, and more talented than others. Everyone can run, but some people run faster, longer, and with more grace than others. With training, you can improve and maximize the psychic skills you have, just like improving your speed, endurance, and grace as a runner.

Sometimes psychic gifts remain dormant until a specific trigger moment, like a near-death experience, or they are unlocked through concentrated efforts at meditation and mindfulness work. There is also a wide range of talents, from simple intuition to channeling other entities. This section of the Ask Astrology website explores and explains the psychic skill of automatic drawing.

What is Automatic Drawing?

In automatic drawing, the hand moves across the paper guided by your higher self or another spirit. By opening to your higher self or spirit, drawing is freed of rational control. Hence, the drawing produced reveals a spiritual message.

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Mediums who have this talent use the skill to provide messages to clients based on questions the client brings to them or the client’s willingness to be open to a message through the art.

How to Automatically Draw?

As stated in the introduction, we all have psychic ability but most of us never get encouraged to explore it. And, if we show some form of psychic skill, we can be actively discouraged from practicing it. Automatic drawing, and writing, are skills you can attempt rather easily. Simply get a sheet of paper and a pencil, close your eyes, and relax.

Closing your eyes is important because drawing is as much a visual process as it is a visual result. To draw automatically means that you do not need to see what you are drawing as you draw it. If you do access and show this skill, you will not need to keep your eyes closed after you master it. The closing of the eyes is one way to help you enter the trance state needed to allow the skill to function.

In fact, if you are able to enter the trance state, you may discover, on an intuitive or spiritual level, that working with one medium/tool, say canvas/paint, versus another medium, say sketch paper/charcoal, is “correct” for you. If you discover you cannot access this skill, you may still want to experience automatic drawing as a way to get an answer to a question or a message from spirit. If so, then you should seek out a medium that does automatic or spiritual drawing.

Messages in the Art

A medium who can draw automatically will often demonstrate the skill in a certain way with the art.

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Spirit Portraits

Ever wonder what your spirit portrait might look like beside your three-dimensional portrait. If so, you might want to let an automatic drawing medium who specializes in spirit portraits draw one for you. These drawings may be close to your earthbound portrait, but with spiritual touches like certain kinds of energy highlighting to reveal your aura or the addition of your spirit animals or spirit council. Other practitioners may draw your spiritual energy, with little or no similarity to your earthbound portrait.

Answers to Questions

You can also seek out a medium that uses automatic drawing and art to answer a client question. Perhaps you would like to know, “what is my purpose on earth?” or “what significant past life should I know about?” or “what do I need to know about love in a romantic relationship?” The medium artist will draw your answer.

Open to a Message

You do not need to have a specific question to get a valuable message. You can simply contact or sit with the medium and allow them to tap into your energy field and draw what spirit wants them to deliver to you.


Regardless of the interaction, you will get an artwork you can keep and reference, either reviewing it privately or displaying it somewhere in your home. Each time you revisit the art, you will likely see deeper and deeper into the message. You may even find that this form of psychic process is more helpful than other methods or tools.

It is not unusual for a certain psychic tool or practice to work more effectively with you than another one, so it is a good policy to explore many different practices if you choose to explore psychic solutions to your life questions. Once you hone in on a practice, you will want to see the breadth of practitioners to find the individual that connects strongly with you.

Psychic work is very personal and unique; one size does not fit all. Automatic drawing is one of the few skills that produce a product you can enjoy long after the initial event of getting the drawing and the “reading” done.

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Who to Work With?

If you want to work with someone who has this skill, then it is best to seek out practitioners who, when vetted thoroughly, will be able to show you their skill and professionalism.

No matter what service you seek, a mechanic or psychic, it is always a wise policy to look at their business practice, testimonials, and credentials (both ones from an institution and based on their life experience). Talent can appear very early on, but using talent wisely requires other life skills and maturity.

If you think or know you have the ability and want to develop it, look for accomplished practitioners who are also willing to teach. High-quality people exist in all professions and they all share similar traits in the way they present themselves to the public and develop their success.

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