The 10 Phases of Psychic Intuition Development


"The only real valuable thing is intuition."

— Albert Einstein

I started my psychic intuition development from the beginning.

And I totally disproved this myth:

Myth: Some think that you’re either born with intuitive gifts, or you’re not.
Truth: We’re ALL born with a sixth sense ability and you CAN learn and master it.

Many intuitives, mediums and psychics perpetuate this myth that “you can’t learn spiritual gifts” because they’ve never known it to be otherwise—they always remember using their gifts since they were babies. They didn’t learn to shut down their intuitive abilities as children, like many of us did.

After all, society values physical evidence, facts and logic, as Einstein points out:


“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

— Albert Einstein

Through my experience with developing my own spiritual gifts and through helping my clients, I developed these 10 Stages of Psychic Intuition Development. See where you are on this list!

  1. Potentiality – the person is unaware of any sixth sense ability and relies on logic and reason.
  2. Feeling – the person has hunches and goes with their gut. Answers are haphazard. They can confuse their own desires with what is actually their highest good.
  3. Inspired – the person believes that any positive idea or solution is from their intuition. They are busy “doing good,” but not their highest good.
  4. Initiated – the person starts to take an interest in esoteric subjects, such as life after death and/or psychic phenomena, even if it’s just watching a TV show.
  5. Awakened – the person wakes up to their own inner knowing and has an average ability to call upon and use their intuition. They begin to actively develop their Psychic Senses.*
  6. Strengthening – the person begins to exercise their intuition like a muscle. They get to know their favorite ways of receiving intuitive information through their Psychic Senses.*
  7. Empowered – the person can tap into their intuition to bring forth aligned ideas and solutions to everyday problems, but they may lack the order and timing to the flow of information in order to properly implement. They start to fully use their Spiritual Gifts.**
  8. Discerning – the person can sort through many “good” choices and discern their highest good.  They no longer seek for outside answers from others. They fully trust their intuition and have a reliable inner method to confirm it.
  9. Enthusiastic – the person is often pleasantly surprised about how their highly developed Psychic Senses* manifest. Others start to take notice of the person’s intuitive abilities and how “tuned in” and “spot on” they are.
  10. Confident – the person is extremely confident in their highly developed Psychic Senses.* They rarely question themselves and operate with low ego to maintain neutrality in accurately reading any situation.

*Psychic Senses: Just like physical senses, we all have Psychic Senses (also known as “Clairs”). There are 14 Clairs in total and the most well-known are: Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Claircognizance and Clairsentience.

**Spiritual Gifts: There are 7 categories of Spiritual Gifts and they are shaped by a person’s Psychic Senses.

No matter where you are on the 10 Stages of Psychic Intuition Development, you CAN strengthen your intuitive abilities.

If psychic intuitive abilities like Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) and Remote Viewing aren’t real, why did the CIA study it for years? In 2017, recently release 13 million pages of declassified documents of its research. According to many former employees, these techniques are still used today by both the CIA and DIA. The entire declassified CREST archive is now available on the CIA Library website (if you’re interested).

In other words, the US Government set out to prove that an average person off the street can be trained to develop and use psychic abilities.

So, YES, anyone (with the proper training) can strengthen their psychic abilities to Stage 10.

The government proved it with their research!

And despite what anyone may say, NO ONE is “born” at Stage 10.

Other psychics, mediums and other intuitive practitioners may not know what it’s like to be a beginner, but I do. I also know what it takes to become highly advanced and “Confident.”

We’re ALL born with intuition, Psychic Senses and Spiritual Gifts. It’s only a matter of how much we’ve strengthened those intuitive muscles. I fundamentally believe that anyone can learn these skills if they have a true desire and are willing to put in the effort.

Going from Intuitive to Psychic

When I was young, I saw a dark spirit and it disturbed me so much that I learned to shut off my gifts.

I also grew up in a strict high-demand religion, where it is taught that only top male authorities can have powerful spiritual gifts (despite that the Bible says that Spiritual Gifts ARE available to anyone).

That belief further blocked my gifts from unlocking!

Finally, I had a solid reputation as a business & marketing consultant and feared criticism— being perceived as “unprofessional” if I openly talked about using my intuition or using the word “psychic.”

Up until my mid 30’s, I’d say I was dancing around Stages 4 or 5.

As I became more open to receive and accept my gifts— and I cleared the false beliefs and fears— I was divinely guided on how to strengthen them. I KNEW deep down that the people from my past profession could actually use this knowledge to grow their lives, relationships, finances and careers.

Then Voila! My gifts started to come online as I released blocks and fully received my gifts. As I entered Stage 7, I began to write my book on intuition and explore my divine purpose and what a spiritual business looked like for me.

Even though I’m at Stage 10 now, I feel that there’s still room to grow! (It’s NOT a final destination). My gifts are constantly expanding. And as I serve my clients to align to their divine gifts and purpose, I gain additional capacity for spiritual gifts to manifest in new ways. It’s so fun to experience!

What Turns Off Intuition?

One of the first steps in strengthening your intuition (from where it is now) is to become aware of what can “turn off” our intuition, which includes:

  • Being polite and following social norms, without questioning them.
  • Feeling you have no right to feel the way you do.
  • Listening to social conditioning to use your head and logic.
  • Needing approval or acceptance from others.
  • Feeling uncomfortable with the unknown.
  • Believing that “I am right” and closing off to other possibilities.
  • Believing that “others are right” and deferring to their expertise.
  • Taking the evidence, data, facts, science or the real world as the ultimate truth.
  • Believing that something is “supposed to be that way” because you learned it, heard it or read it somewhere.
  • Relying on your emotions to tell the truth.
  • Believing that truth is binary (yes/no or right/wrong or good/bad).
  • Doubting yourself.
  • And of course, believing that intuition cannot be learned, developed or strengthened.

Strengthening your intuition is just like going to the gym. If you don’t work your muscles, they’ll atrophy and shrink. If you train your muscles, they’ll grow. Strengthening intuition and discovering your true soul identity is the same way! It takes a big effort to get in shape and then regular workouts to maintain.

How Do You Get to The Next Level?

If you’re interested in learning more about developing your intuition and your psychic senses, I have a couple of ways I can support you:

  • The Intuition-Led Business (Paperback or Kindle)I wrote this book to create an easy-to-understand process for opening up one’s intuition in the shortest amount of time possible, so that entrepreneurs who want to make a bold impact in the world can do that— and fast.
  • Group Mentoring & Private Apprenticeship – Learn to tap into your Intuition, your Psychic Senses and Spiritual Gifts to rewrite your future and manifest greater abundance.

I hope this information has been empowering and helpful to you on your sacred journeys.

Much love,

Connect with Christie Turley







Christie Turley ignites growth in visionary leaders and soul-centered entrepreneurs, with her business mentoring and coaching. Her superpower is to help uncover her client's untapped gifts, abilities and purpose, so they can make the best use of their resources and energy. She also has the instinctive ability to look at a brand, name or message, and immediately know if it’s an authentic match to who the person truly is (and how to re-align it).

She launched her career in marketing and communication while in college. By age 24, she had grown two businesses by more than $30 Million total, worked with many Fortune 500 brands, and started her own branding & marketing agency. In the past 20 years, she’s started, streamlined, bought &/or sold nine businesses, and has coached thousands of entrepreneurs.

Christie is a Business Mentor, Akashic Records Channel, Clairvoyant, Hypnotherapist, Energy Healer, Author of the book, The Intuition-Led Business, Host of The Higher Genius Podcast and has shared the stage with many New York Times bestselling authors. She lives in the USA with her husband and their two beautiful daughters.