Psychic Phenomenon: Gifts, Powers, or Abilities?Written by Christin Snyder
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We live in a society that pushes heavily “instant gratification” syndrome, and this tends to cause many developing psychics to throw in towel much to soon. When we add stigma of “being gifted” to it, many don't even try at all. They are falsely led to believe that these abilities just manifest in others who have been fortunate enough to have them bestowed upon them by Creator. News Flash, God/Creator loves all of creation, so why then would He/She/It only give gifts to some of Earths children and not to all? That's not unconditional love, but it is a human condition ;). Everyone of you reading this also has psychic ability, and yes it is a gift, but so is everything else.
Another word I hear misused a lot is “powers”. Psychic ability does not give us “power” over anyone, and those psychics who believe it does usually find their careers short lived, or find that Karma catches up eventually. Any genuine psychic is humble enough to tell people that they too can do what he/she is doing. A good psychics goal is to empower others not to wield some false sense of power over them. When I hear psychics and/or aspirants refer to their “powers” it is one of my biggest pet peeves. That word implies not only that it is a super secret society elite thing again, but also propogates fear and contributes to already abounding social ignorance surrounding psychic phenomenon. Those who do this to puff up their own egos by portending they have super-hero like “powers” make it difficult for genuine psychics to get established and outlook for ever being taken seriously in our field becomes even more grim.
I have upmost respect for psychics and healers as well, who seek to empower others by demystifying this process. John Edward is one prime example of a mainstream psychic who has done a lot of work in this area. Thanks to his work, more people are seeing this as something that is not just a power for chosen ones, but something anyone with dedication to do so can develop. I hope that as more of us establish our careers we will also take “high road” and continue to promote more personal empowerment and less hocus-pocus. Knowledge is true “power”.
Christin Snyder is an author, psychic, mentor, and pesonal success coach. She works on demystifying psychic phenomenon and helping others to expand their consciousness. Visit her website today for free guided meditations, spiritual guidance tarot readings, free psychic skills development courses and more: http://www.spiritualguidancetarot.com
The Joan of Arc ComplexWritten by Skye Thomas
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A few times over years, I've concluded that I was some type of schizophrenic and that I needed to shut up and stop doing this stuff or I'd surely end up in a pink padded room. I've quit many times for fear that I was making it all up in my head and that THEY weren't real and I was just having illusions of grandeur. You know what? I always missed being kind of person that THEY say I am. I always felt lost and not really sure what to do with myself or what kind of a career to move forward with. I really tried to be smart and logical and to get a real job in industry I was formally educated and trained to do. It really sucked. I just couldn't get into flow of it. I couldn't find success or happiness doing anything else but this save world stuff. "Teach them how to be happy. In doing so, you'll find your own happiness."
I know there are people out there like me. I'm not alone. Are we making a difference? Do weird things we teach really work? Do crystals have healing powers? Do aliens telepathically communicate with us? Can many religions be united into one root concept - love one another? Can Lightworkers hold energy of enlightenment for us until we figure it out for ourselves? Does any of this even matter?
I also know there's people out there who are nothing like me. They're majority. They believe their version of god is only version that matters. They believe only in what their five senses can see, hear, and feel. If science can't prove it, then it's not real. We're all just a bunch of quacks you know.
Even as I write this, my heart swells and I feel so blessed to do this work that THEY have asked of me that I am moved to tears. If you knew me, you'd know that I really hate that sappy crying in public stuff. It just goes to show how deeply touched I am by fact that I get to do this. So like Joan of Arc, I hear these voices and THEY tell me to go do these great things, and I listen and I do them and people seem to like it, to be helped, to be touched on a soul level. If I am crazy, please don't give me that pill. Let me live to my dieing breath believing in THEM and that I'm doing work of angels. Don't cure me.
Copyright 2004, Skye Thomas, Tomorrow's Edge
Skye Thomas began writing books and articles with an everyday practical approach to life in 1999 after twenty years of studying spirituality, metaphysics, astrology, personal growth, motivation, and parenting. After years of high heels and business clothes, she is currently enjoying working from home in her pajamas. Go to www.TomorrowsEdge.net to read more of her articles and to get a free preview of one of her books.