Originally Posted by supertom
Thanks for the post steve and bruce.
How do you start off developing your physic abilities, whats the "learn to walk" in the physic world
Look out for Erin's lucid dreaming audio program, too. It's still in development, but I'd think it'd be a decent purchase.
I think the best thing you can do is start to "hang around" with people who are psychic. There are many ways to "hang out" with people, be it in person, online via a chat or email, via reading someone's writing on the internet or in print (i.e. books, articles), etc. Connect with their energy and you'll focus more on this phenomena. To the degree that you do, and to the degree you believe the law of attraction phenomena is possible, you'll start to see evidence.
I'm now able to think of something and within a few hours, have some sort of evidence that I was thinking about it. And it's very coincidental, consistent evidence, so I tend to not even bother questioning it--that wouldn't be congruent with my focus (although some people choose to manifest things like that, which is their choice).
I first learned a lot of psychic stuff from playing around with energy. My first insight into this world was from the book, The Celestine Prophecy--and I hadn't even finished reading it! (Only got around to finishing it years later; great, enjoyable book.)
Also, this may seem strange to you, but I found that physical training is very effective at increasing your psychic abilities. The more your energy develops and improves, the more sensitive and conductive you seem to become. Eventually you start to see the overlap between physical and psychic-type experiences, and that there is no real barrier--it's something we all have access to, we just need to develop it (just like some people develop strength by doing strength training).
The most valuable tool, I think, will be your intent. So start focusing on what it is you want. Ponder it.