According to Wikipedia, a psychic is someone “who claims to have an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP), or who is said by others to have such abilities.”
While this is a nice, broad definition, it misses the mark for me because it infers that psychics have some special abilities the rest of us don’t. And that’s not true. There is nothing supernatural about it and it isn’t limited to “a few special people.” Everyone connects psychically all the time weather they’re aware of it or not.
So how do I define the word psychic?
To me psychic simply means communicating through non-physical channels.
It is an ordinary sense that we use every day, just as we use our 5 physical senses. Some examples of using our psychic sense include, knowing who’s calling before you look at the phone, turning left instead of right then finding out later you avoided a crash, dreaming about someone and hearing from them the next day, knowing how someone will respond before they speak, having gut feelings (weather positive or negative), knowing things without knowing how you know them, and so on.
I do need to make one distinction however. Psychic ability needs to be distinguished from someone who works as a psychic. We all have psychic ability and I’ve explained that above. A person who works as a psychic has honed his or her ability to tune in and interpret those non-physical messages better than the average person. This person acts as a conduit for information, and can help you by making sense out of information that you’re missing or that may seem garbled or confusing when you try and interpret it yourself.