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Psychic Development

Which Type of Psychic Seeker are YOU?
So someone told you that you have natural psychic abilities and now you want to know how to develop them.
Or maybe you noticed it yourself! You’re suddenly having prophetic dreams. Or maybe you’ve always had those, but lately they are causing you to want to be able to understand them. You want to know what you are supposed to do about those dreams–what do they mean?
Perhaps you’ve always thought of yourself as having a strong intuition but now you want to harness that power or at least figure it out. (Pardon me a moment, while I try to stop cringing at the word power, hoping we don’t mean power over anyone else.) Maybe you’re wondering what the universe is trying to tell you; you already know who is on the phone before answering it. This must mean something! You wonder if your special. You must be, you think. You obviously have gifts. What does the universe want you to do with them? Its’ all so exciting! Something’s going on! What does it all mean? Well, you’re not alone my friend–people are opening up in wildly huge numbers these days!
You have this mental concept or idea that you already are gifted and now all you need is the right class or right teacher to take you the rest of the way. Then you can become all-knowing and omnipresent. You figure that you can do great things; maybe make even get rich or at least impress your friends and family! The ego begins to think of a thousand or more ways you can outshine the rest, because after all, says the ego, you’re obviously gifted and very special. Besides, the ego says, you’re more than 3/4 of the way there–just look at those dreams that you’ve had and the prophetic visions that turned out to be accurate!
Of course, you tuck that part deep within and don’t talk much about it. You say to others that you want to be able to help the world with your gifts, but secretly maybe you’re hoping to make that money and impress those people–who knows where this could lead!
But you want assurances from other psychics who are willing to share their knowledge with you–promises, guarantees. You think that if you just knew the trick or had the key to open that final door, all the riches of the world and fame will be yours, right? You have visions of the universe falling at your feet and others following you, begging you to help them with your gift. You could read everyone’s mind and know what they’re really thinking and maybe even win the lottery! And of course, a certificate! You will need that certificate. You must have that, because it will prove you are psychic!
Here’s a typical type of email that I sometimes receive from people who peruse my On-line Psychic Class:
I have some abilities and have been told by more that one reputable psychic/medium that I have a strong ability, but I need to harness it and learn the proper way to use it. Does your on-line course really work? Any guarantees? Do I get certificate, certifying that I am a psychic? Once I take your class will I be a medium? (What? Like presto chango? Or Expecto Fantasium? or perhaps Expecto Patronum? Lumos Maxima or Wingardium Leviosa maybe?)
Okay. I will get off the soap box now and apologize for the sarcasm above. Maybe that’s not you.
Maybe you are the type of seeker who realizes that if your intuition is more fully functioning, it would help you in your profession. Maybe you’re actually not trying to get one-leg-up on the rest of humanity and your purposes are pure and altruistic. Perhaps you realize that you could enhance your life’s work if you could be more intuitive–you could help others even more that you already do. There’s always a chance that you would like to change professions completely and become a professional psychic medium because you have great compassion for people’s suffering.
There’s also a likelyhood that you don’t really know why you are drawn to taking a psychic class and leaning to develop your intuition. In a survey of recent students in which I asked why they are taking the class, they were asked to select the best response that most appropriately applies to the reason they signed up for the course. Here are the results of the survey:
26% said that they seem to have always heard a small voice within directing their life and want to learn to make contact more with this voice intentionally
20% said that they’re not sure why they wanted to take this class; something just guided them to it
16% said that they have always wanted to be more psychic and are not sure why
10% said believe that learning psychic development would enhance a current career which is also metaphysical and/or motivational in nature [includes healers].
10% said that they looking for more information to enhance their current psychic career.
8% said that they want to change careers and they are taking the class to determine if I can do psychic readings professionally.
4% said they are taking the course to enhance their spiritual life and don’t care much about doing readings for others
4% said that they go to psychics for readings and would now like to learn how to do readings for themselves (instead of going to psychics)
2% selected this response: have occasionally used tarot cards (or Angel Cards, etc) to receive information for myself or others and want to know more about the process
The age range of the students who have enrolled in the class are as follows: 35% are ages 39-45; 21% are ages 32-38; 19% are ages 46-52; 10% are ages 25-31; 10% are ages 53-59; 4% are ages 60-66; and 2% are ages 18-24.
Perhaps from the data above you are getting an inkling of the idea that what we’re talking about a life path versus a 6-week class accompanied by a piece of paper called a certificate. Its not that the class can’t be helpful–it certainly can. I took classes myself and don’t regret for a moment the valuable information that I received and hope that my own class offers that same type of value and service. However, one class won’t do it all for you–that’s the point I’m trying to make here.
Coming to a teacher with the expectation that at the end of the course, you’re going to knock everyone’s socks off with your all-knowing psychic ability is a bit naive. That’s all I’m saying.
What you, yourself, come to the course with in the first place will enhance your benefits. For example, do you do any form of daily spiritual practice or meditation? Do you know how to settle your mind, quiet your thoughts, and hold a single-pointed focus? Can you even focus your energy long enough to determine a question to ask the Higher Mind and can you receive enough of a response to refine your question in order to get to the heart of the issue? (This will be the subject of another blog post in the future.)
I asked students about their past experience regarding the frequency of the practice of meditation in their life. And I asked them to select the choice that most appropriately applies to them. Here is what I received when I asked them to select the response that applies most appropriately to them:
30% said that they meditate often and usually receive some information or guidance when they do
23% said that they meditate occasionally by sitting in stillness with no particular technique
19% said they’ve tried to meditate but can’t seem to stop thinking and so are unable to meditate, but are taking the class to learn more about it
16% said that they meditate daily by sitting in stillness with no particular technique.
2% chose this response: I’ve never meditated in my life, nor have I ever tried.
2% selected: I meditate daily by sitting and chanting.
2% selected: I meditate only occasionally, sitting and chanting
2% selected: I don’t formally meditate but feel relaxed and receptive when I’m engaed in a creative activity.
2% selected this response: Yoga is my main form of meditation.
What you bring to the process will enhance your development and advancement. Additionally, the amount of devotion and sincerity that you apply will also affect your outcome.
Working in these areas psychic evolution and spiritual development is part of a life path and this is often times misunderstood. I’ve always quoted Edgar Cayce (one of the most famous and documented psychics of all time) who said, “ Psychic ability is ultimately best achieved through the process of spiritual development.” (See my article on Intuition posted on my web site.) What we’re talking about is personal spiritual evolution and being psychic is just a product of that–it’s not a means of it’s own. Do we ever stop evolving? And should we get a certificate for our efforts in that direction?
One last point to add in this post is that to ensure any level of success personal devotion to the process is needed. This not only includes developing the good habit of daily meditation (for a number of reasons which will be outlined on another day, another time), but more importatly practice. Practice actually doing readings–including this as a daily practice as well. Obviously, like anything else in life, the more you practice, the better you get and the more confidence you build.
This opens up to another point–the amount of confidence you have in yourself is a great determiner of your success. How can I give you a certificate for that? Many people who lack confidence in life generally will turn to this path of being psychic in order to build up their own esteem and worthiness. I doubt that they realize consciously that this is why they are attracted to this area–but this is what I have observed and correlated from having worked with quite of number of students.
I cannot wave a magic wand and turn you into something–a psychic or anything else. That’s your job–that’s your life path and I cannot walk it for you. There’s no magic pill. I cannot eat the spiritual food and digest the spiritual food for you either.
But I am willing to share my own experiences with you, encourage you and point the way toward the path–I just cannot walk the path for you and giving you a certificate isn’t going to make you magically psychic!
It’s a path ladies and gentlemen–its a life path. Practice, results, correlation, practice, more results and more correlation mixed with self-analysis, self-examination, daily devotion and more observation and correlation: that’s what gets you where you want to go.
I’m stepping down fully from my soap box now–apologizing for stepping back up on it a few paragraphs ago.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. A teacher can only instruct on the way–but only you can walk the way! No guarantees from the teacher; that’s the student’s job!
One final note–not to burst anyone’s bubble–and that is that everyone is becoming more psychic, more intuitive now! It’s just part of the evolutionary path of humanity; more and more people are opening up to higher levels of mind. Everyone? Yes, I think so; but some are more aware of it than others, that’s all.
Now its true that some are just by nature more sensitive than others–that can clearly be seen by someone’s natal birth chart. Lots of planets in Pisecs or a strongly place Neputne or Jupiter can confirm this; so I do agree that some of us actually are more sensitive than others. Yet, this ability exists in everyone–its our natural birthright; or so goes my own belief about it. So, are some really more “gifted”? I think some are more naturally sensitive to subtle energies; and some have worked in these areas in previous lifetimes and are here to continue developing what has already been evolving. I’m not trying to contradict myself here; rather there can be some indication to being predisposed to being sensitive and intuitive. Yet, if you feel called to develop this area further, you are meant to do so; otherwise you wouldn’t have the desire in the first place.
Somebody can be a gifted car mechanic too; where our interests lead us represents a calling of sort–a way to help our own soul evolve back to Source and serve humanity in the process. As a result of a desire to reconnect with Source Energy, we will all become psychic–we will all be centered in the totality of the sea of consciousness rather than in the individual ego. Think: the center of gravity in the ocean rather in the wave! Its where everybody’s headed–how many lifetimes it takes is the variable.
There is no time in actuality; all there is, is the Eternal Now. And we are all being drawn back into Souce on the inbreath of The Divine. And we are all becoming psychic as that occurs.
These are my final thoughts on these matters for today.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Are you being called to become a psychic? Or a...?

TODAY'S THOUGHT: You wouldn't have the desire (to become... you fill in the blank) in the first place, if the desire wasn't possible to be fulfilled!
The sooner we get ourselves in harmony with the desire, the better!

I'm now calling myself "A Published Writer" as I take advice from a book that I'm reading about writing. Why not? What we declare is true, is! I've not published a thing yet, unless you count what's written on this blog and my website! But never mind that, in my own mind, I'm now calling myself a published writer.

Eventually, the outer world always aligns with the inner--this is what I firmly believe. The more we declare that we are "a writer", "a psychic", "a healer", the more the subconscious mind incorporates it and begins to create those circumstances which validate it! This is my truth anyway--maybe you'd agree?

The next step, the most logical one, is to begin to take actions which are in alignment with that declaration. Let's just take a declaration that goes this way: I am psychic! The more you affirm that (even if you don't believe it right off the bat--fake it until you make it), the more life will align itself to make that statement an obvious truth!

Of course, the fact is that we're all writers, healers and psychics--we just have to incorporate the belief on a deep core level and make some conscious efforts in those directions. Then, more and more, we fully realize (with the evidence to back it up!) the truth of those declarations. So far anyway, this is how I've seen that life works.

As we cherish that belief and step into the role by taking action in those areas, the easier it becomes to write or heal or be psychic (or whatever it is!) with each passing day! Then before we know it, we've taken on the role completely and begun to fully live that new identity.

This theory has some limits I suppose based on what the physical body and belief system can handle--the more reasonable the goal, however, the better our chances of creating that identity. We can start small and grow big with our goals!

Well, these are a few thoughts on a breezy, beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Have you thought to change your identity or better said, add to your identity? I am a writer! Doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about it--I am a writer! A published writer!
I've added that to my cosmic job description--and it must be that it is part of my job description, since I have this desire in the first place. I wouldn't have the desire to begin with if it wasn't supposed to be fulfilled! The sooner I get myself in harmony with it, the better!

So, what's your desire?

What new role is your Spirit you calling you to


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Our Needs Are Met Before We Know We Have Them

I have a few thoughts tonight that I figured that I'd put "out there" into cyberspace. Maybe this will be encouraging for someone. Once upon a time (in a galaxy far, far away.... NO-oops! that's another story!) one of my teachers said that she passed out and went to "the light". She went somewhere while she was unconscious from which she had a bird's eye view of life. She oh so convincingly told this story and I believe her. I won't go into too much detail--let me just give you the bottom line. She said that she could see (and she was amazed by this and told us with a certain type of awe in her voice which enchanted us all!) that everyone's needs are already being met, before the need is even known to them! She could clearly see it, she said.

At that time in my life it was something that really had a tremendously positive effect on me. I was going through a pretty wild transition and initiation. Anyway, I walked around for days repeating to myself, in amazement, that our needs are already being met before we even know we have the need! I was completely enthralled by the idea and it gave me a tremendous amount of peace and hope, just thinking about it.

Since then, I've seen the evidence of it working in my life, time and time again. Big things, small things and all kinds of things happen in exactly that way. Its like, "somebody up there knows something and is watching out for me"--know what I mean? And anyway, since that time I began to be more in harmony with this whole concept. And by the way, you're being watched-out-for too!

I'm short on time tonight, but I really want to give a few small examples--fresh on my mind which stimulated me to make this post. These few things that I'm about to share with you happened recently, reminding me of this truth.
These particular occurrences are not such a big deal in the grand scheme of life--they are just perfect little illustrations is all. You see, I was packing up a box for my daughter this evening, remembering what happened yesterday. I was mailing some things at the post office yesterday and almost hypnotically I found myself walking toward the postal tape picking it up to purchase. I argued slightly with my trance-like gesture; it's probably cheaper at the Dollar Store, I thought. But I've learned to trust myself when the feeling comes over me that way. I was out of tape, but had nothing that needed to be mailed; so why buy it now? Bottom line: I bought it not knowing why this, why there, why now.

Since yesterday, I learned my daughter needs some clothes for her new job--in fact, it wasn't until late today that I learned about it. Immediately I thought of the dresses and other clothing that are just sitting in my closet which she could use. Tonight, I sorted things out, made a few piles of clothing, located a few boxes in the garage and packed them inside. Then I realized why I bought that packing tape yesterday! I was glad I got it because I want to mail the boxes out first thing tomorrow morning.

Now I grant you---that's really such a little thing; but that sort of phenomenon happens to me all the time, quite proving that needs are met before we even know we they have them. I've made a habit of observing my life a good deal , and note synchronicities like that with a big smile and lots of gratitude.

I had no intention of going to the Dollar Store yesterday--I was in the post office and so was that tape accompanied by the hypnotic desire to buy it--it all came together. I got that tape yesterday because I was going to need it tonight, even though I didn't know I was going to need it.

Again, its a small and perhaps silly example; but here's another one, perhaps just as trivial, but it goes to the same point. While opening a package that a book arrived in yesterday, there was a piece of cardboard backing included. I usually keep things like that to use when I start a fire in the fireplace in the winter; I have a big basket that I toss that sort of thing in. I started to toss it in there out of habit, and then thought to myself that there aren't going to be anymore fires now--its getting warm, no need to build anymore fires. So I began to put it in the trash since I was going to the dump right afterwards. (We have to haul our own trash to the dump around here in the mountains where I live.)

Something stopped me in my tracks and the thought came that I may need it--again, a need was being met before I even knew I had it! Why do I say that? As I was packing up the 2nd box this evening, there was a gap where the flaps met. I needed something to fill in the space.... Right! I thought, That's why I kept that piece of cardboard yesterday instead of tossing it out!

I won't bore you with any more examples, but suffice it to say that it works this way with me and money too--I somehow manage to have a few extra dollars ahead of the time that I need it for a purchase that I don't know I want to make! Many times its the exact dollar amount that I need for either an unexpected expense or a desire that doesn't arise until later. When the exact dollar amount that I need arrives ahead of time, it's like a wink and a nod from the universe.
I do love the way the universe works in this way! It's such an amazing validation that there is a divine intelligence working in harmony with our lives.

It works this way for you too! I really think that the more you believe it and the more you pay attention to it, the better it works!

It's off to bed for me now.... I hope this little post helped to encourage someone.