There are skills out there that are shrouded in mystery, ones that can only be described as paranormal. Psychometry is one such ability. A person who does psychometry reading receives impressions from the objects they touch, which can reveal information about it, like who owned it, who has touched it in the past, or even how they felt at the time. If everything else fails, this ability can be used as an alternative glimpse into the past that would otherwise be forgotten.

In this article, we will be exploring everything there is to know about psychometry.

How does it work?

Whenever a person makes contact with an object, whether they’ve used it in the past, has touched it at least once, or simply spent time close to it, they leave behind a piece of themselves in the form of psychic energy. This energy leaves an imprint that can lay dormant for years, even decades, making the object we touch or interact act like banks of our memories. These energies are not limited to objects, either. They can be attached to a specific place, or even other people.

A good analogy for this technique is when you write or draw something on a mirror that has fogged up. Although the fog eventually disappears and the mirror will look clear again, every time that mirror fogs up, whatever you drew or wrote will become visible again. You’ve effectively placed a hidden message on an otherwise regular-looking mirror. Psychometry works like the fog that reveals the hidden messages in the objects we touch.

The information psychometry takes for an object may take different forms and will manifest differently to every psychic. One person may see images, another may smell something, whilst others will hear or even feel emotions imprinted on an object.

Do I have this ability?

Empaths, or people who can psychically sense the emotional state of someone else, are generally good at psychometry reading. If you’re not entirely sure whether you are one, here is a list of signs that you may have this gift:

  • You feel overwhelmed in places with too many objects
  • You find owning used furniture uncomfortable
  • Visiting an antique shop make you feel weird, or they give you a weird vibe
  • You don’t like visiting pawn shops
  • You have an instinctive need to wash your hands after holding any object
  • Wearing someone else’s clothing or jewelry makes you feel weird
  • You have a strong hatred towards a specific item and you don’t know why

Although this list isn’t an exhaustive one, if one or more of these things apply to you, chances are you have a hidden potential at psychometry readings. Having the potential isn’t enough, though, because just as any skill, psychometry is something you need to hone through practice.

How Do I Start?

If you believe that you have a talent at psychometry, you should try and improve your skills. A good place to start is by using an object owned by family or someone else you know. That way, you’ll have a good idea if the information you’re getting is accurate. A simple item like a watch or anything that has sentimental value should work well.

1. Preparation

Before you start, make sure to have a notepad and a pen handy so you can take notes without removing your focus on the object. A voice recorder will also work for this if you have one. Make sure you do this in a comfortable place, because you might be here for a long time. You’ll also need to wash your hands and have them dried, just so any trace energy that can interfere with your reading will be washed off.

2. Keep your mind clear

Before you delve any deeper, you’ll need your mind to be free of any distraction. A good way to do this is by meditating. A good way to do this is by trying to focus only on your breathing. Take a deep breath, and exhale slowly. Before touching the object, you’ll need to be a blank canvas, so whatever impressions you’ll get from it wouldn’t be contaminated by the white noise in your own head.

3. Linking up

Now that your mind is clear, and you’ve warmed up a bit, it’s time to create a link between you and the object. For some people who are psychically sensitive, touching the object will be more than enough to establish a connection. For a beginner, you may need to flood the item with your own energy. Reach out to the object with your mind and imagine connecting to it inside your head. It may take a while, but you’ll know if it’s been successful when you start getting feedback from the item.

4. Keep yourself aware

This may be the hardest part of the whole process. After establishing a link with the item, you need to be mindful of any changes in your body, especially with how you feel. Like we’ve mentioned before, information read through psychometry can take any number of forms, like images, a certain smell, or even taste. Be mindful that your own feelings don’t taint what the object is trying to tell you.

5. Record your impressions

Whatever you may feel, see, taste or smell, make sure you record all of them. What may be a tiny detail could tell you a lot about the object or the person who owns it. If you’re a novice, usually the strongest impressions you could get are emotions such as love, fear or even hate. There’s no need for the impressions to make sense just yet. Whatever understanding you’ll get from this reading will come in due time. Never try to color your readings just so you can make yourself look cool.

As with many new things, having an open mindset helps with psychometry readings. This activity can be an exciting and fun thing to do, especially when you’re given the chance to look through a window into the past. There’s certainly the added thrill whenever you’re introduced to a new item, since you’ll never know what you’ll find out.

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