No matter what you read, where you read, or what you hear, you will end up with simple statement that psychic abilities are directly related to the development of chakras. If you want to develop psychic abilities, you have to develop your chakras first.
People who start their adventure with psychics from classic PsiPog-like websites won’t even learn about the existence of chakras, nor they will learn why these energy centers are related to psychic abilities – I’m not sure either ;). Well, this is theory: these energy centers are like small CPUs, they are the one responsible for translating etheric sensations to information and feelings, they’re the “devices” connecting us to the astral plane the the unseen.
In order to understand the mechanic behind energy work, chakras and psychic abilities, please take a look at the image below:
So first we have the energy work, for example practising New Energy Ways. Energy work stimulate the development of medium and smaller energy centers, and it’s cleansing meridians (nadises), so more psychic energies can flow through out energy system.
This leads to drawing energy – the energy we draw into our body is then stored within energy storage centers (Tan Tiems), the lower, the middle, and the upper center. With the proper amounts of energy stored within the energy body, more energy can be routed to the chakras, forcing their development and growth by stimulating them constantly.
Growing chakras automatically cause psychic abilities development – the awakening of these. And here is the point where knowledge from A State of Mind, UPC and PsiPog.net should be used – here is where psychic abilities techniques should be put into action. Our abilities have awaken, we must now learn the techniques that will allow us to use psychic skills easily. And this leads us finally to having psychic abilities on our own :).
As you can see, energy work is the key to developing psychic abilities, so before jumping into conclusions that you don’t have any special gifts or thinking you can’t learn anything, stop experimenting with techniques, and focus only on few months of energy manipulation (I recommend NEW system).