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This experience is so astounding to me I have to share it with you.
There is a park near my house that I like to walk in, so I go there often. During one of these walks a few months ago I saw giant machines rapaciously tearing out large quantities of trees and foliage. Needless to say, I was upset, so I asked some of the operators what was going on. They told me they were clearing land for more ball fields. What could I say? I dealt with my upset and accepted the inevitable.
On a visit to the park three weeks ago, I saw that more trees and foliage had been removed. This time I called our City Council. I was told that the ball fields were going to be re-graded, the walking path would be paved, and drainage would be installed. To accomplish all this they had to remove more trees and foliage. They also were removing dead and diseased trees. I was assured they would replace some trees that had been removed, and no more trees or foliage would be taken out. I felt better now that I had the big picture.
Yesterday while walking in my little park, I discovered four new, beautiful trees had been planted in a group beside the walking path. They looked about half grown; three about 15 feet tall and one about 10 feet tall. There was fresh mulch carefully distributed around each one, and each had four support lines attached at the base of its lower branches and anchored in the ground. I was delighted to see them and admired the lovely way they had been placed and how healthy they looked.
On these walks, I turn around at the end of the path and go back the way I came. As I was walking back this time, I thought about those trees and could hardly wait to see them again. I rounded a bend in the path and began to look for those beautiful trees, but there was some distance to go before they would be visible. As I walked, I thought about how surprised and pleased I was that the Parks Department had begun planting so soon.
But I had a surprise coming. When I finally got to the spot where the trees were, they weren’t there! There was nothing but empty space.
I was stunned. At first I didn’t believe what I was (not) seeing, but then I realized I had just had my first clairvoyant experience outside my head. That is, up to now, all my visions had been in my mind. Clairvoyance is not my primary means of perception, and until that moment I had always seen visions in my mind with my eyes closed.
That vision of those trees was so clear it seemed I could have reached out and touched them. I had looked up and seen their leaves playing in the breeze. When I fully grasped what had happened, I felt so elated. I had huge amounts of energy and I was smiling for the rest of the day. I am immensely grateful for that experience. Now I know what it’s like to see as clairvoyants see.
Then there are the messages behind the vision. One is a demonstration and reassurance of how close spirit is to me. The day before in meditation I had declared myself open to more possibilities with my psychic perception. I asked and I received.
Another message could be that some day I may see those same trees in that same place, this time in the physical. If this happens, I will definitely let you know.
If you have any impressions about the meaning of this vision, please let me know.
Every time I think about that experience I get excited all over again. Wonderful things can happen when you are not expecting them.
Please leave comments. I would love to know what your experiences are with psychic perception and what questions you may have, too.
Live your purpose every day.
- Clairvoyance: Discerning the Truth from the Lies (via Psychic Everyday) (dailymuse.spiritlightinsight.com)
What is Prophecy?
Prophecy is the ability to see the future. For most people, this is the scariest of the psychic gifts. I believe the reason is that we don’t yet completely understand how the universe works.
Ancient knowledge and present-day physics tell us that we do not live in a linear timeframe, but that time and space are one and everything is happening now. My experience with psychic awareness is that time and distance do not exist.
For example, spiritual healing takes place whether my client is in the same room with me or many miles away. I can discern a person’s thoughts whether they are with me or miles away, and I can accurately predict the outcome of a situation before it occurs.
Everyone experiences prophetic awareness. Almost everyone on earth has had a dream that came true or an accurate impression about how something will turn out.
Practical Aspects of Prophecy
Obviously, when we see the future we are prepared for it. Many people would rather not see into the future because they relate it only with bad news.
One way to neutralize the fear associated with bad news is to see it as something we can learn from. Can we change the outcome? If so, how? If not, what can we do to help ourselves and others and what can we learn from the situation?
Remember, prophecy reveals good news, too.
How to Manage Your Psychic Awareness
It is very important to stay mentally and psychically clear so that you are acting upon your own thoughts and impressions and not upon those of others. We all have psychic antennae.
One way to clear yourself is to imagine (see, feel, think) a white light originating in your heart area and expanding to fill your body and surround you in a bubble of white light. As you do this, you can say, “I invoke the light of the loving presence within; I’m a clear and perfect channel, light is my guide.” Repeat until you receive a charge of positive energy, such as chills or tingling sensations. Clearing only takes a few seconds and it can help you in any situation.
Turning It On and Off
You can turn your psychic sensitivity on or off, as you wish. To turn it on, do the clearing exercise above and ask yourself for an impression whenever you desire information during your day. In meditation, ask yourself or your spiritual helpers for an impression.
To turn your psychic sensitivity off, simply say, “I don’t want psychic impressions now,” or “Session over.” Do the clearing exercise above and move on with your day.
You will hear Prophetic and sometimes Empathic types say that they don’t like crowds. That’s because they are unaware that they can clear their energy and become normal participants in life instead of psychic sponges. If you think you may be a psychic sponge, get good at clearing.
How to Develop Your Gift of Prophecy
Start with predicting how everyday events in your life will turn out. In meditation, clear your energy and think of something about which you want to know the outcome. Note your impressions. Work with something that you can see results with the same day, such as your trip to work. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get accurate impressions at first. If you practice, you will achieve accuracy.
The Prophetic Personality
The Prophetic type is the most psychically sensitive of all the types. Prophetics are like antennae receiving signals from everywhere 24 hours a day. They receive impressions in an inner knowing and through their three other psychic gifts, most often through the second gift in their personal lineup.
Whether they are outgoing or more on the introverted side, Prophetics project an impression of confidence because of their inner knowing.
They say things like, “You know?” or “Know what I mean?” a lot. And they finish your sentences for you.
Prophetics tend to be casual about outer organization, but they are inwardly organized. Their offices have stacks of stuff everywhere, but they know exactly where everything is. Their personal spaces at home can be messy, as well.
They think in creative and unusual ways and are the free spirits of life. They are focused on potential and excel in professions that require a view of the future, such as spotting trends and inventing. They are dreamers, and as children spend a lot of time daydreaming in school.
Prophetics don’t like to miss anything and can be moody and cranky when their senses get overloaded. They need to have time alone every day to recharge their batteries.
I hope this series has helped you understand more about psychic ability. I invite you to try developing your psychic ability and using it in ways that will enhance your life.
And I hope you understand a little bit more about your personality type and have new ways to communicate successfully with other types.
Live your purpose every day.
copyright by Nancy Fairbrother
Today we’re talking about the gift of Vision; seeing with your inner eyes. Clairvoyance, of course, means clear seeing. The term clairvoyance is often used to refer to psychic powers in general, but it is specific to the gift of Vision.
Everybody can visualize pictures in their mind. Some people see more clearly than others, especially if Vision is the first spiritual gift in their lineup.
The Psychic Aspects of Clairvoyance
People who are sensitive in Vision can see auras around people. The aura is the life force emitted by all living things – even rocks. Visionaries (or Visualizers or Clairvoyants) can also see the spirit-bodies of people who have passed on (ghosts), and sometimes see symbols suspended in the air, as well.
You can practice clairvoyance by looking at objects and letting your eyes go slightly out of focus. Many Visionaries wear glasses because their eyes are naturally out of focus. If you wear glasses, try taking them off before you practice clairvoyance.
Start by gazing at an object, say, your computer modem (in my case) or any dark object against a light background. Make sure the light in the room is not too bright. Experiment with the level of light till it’s right for you. Stay relaxed and don’t try. Just allow yourself to experience what happens.
Stare for a few seconds at a place near the top edge of the object, letting your eyes go out of focus as if you are daydreaming. Then look a little above the object. You will see its after-image. This is not the aura, but a reaction of your eyes.
When you can see the after-image easily, gaze at the object once again, but don’t move your eyes away from it. Soon you will notice a whitish border around the object, the edges of which are fuzzy and ill defined. That is the aura.
When you practice with people and animals, gaze at the middle of their bodies or heads. You will see that their auras are brighter and more energetic than inanimate objects.
At first, you will see a white border around the person. After you get familiar with that, you’ll notice colored energy emanating from the body. You may see it expanding and contracting, flashing, rolling, and pulsing, depending on the person’s state of mind and your sensitivity.
What practical purpose can clairvoyance have in your life?
When seeking answers in meditation, you can ask to be shown a picture. You may receive a literal picture of the answer or a symbol to represent the answer. If you have trouble receiving pictures, keep practicing. You will become more sensitive with time.
You can read a person’s state of mind. A narrow, dim aura means the person is ill, depressed, or angry. The color would tell you more. The meanings of colors are important, as well as the shape of the aura. A nervous aura looks spiky. The aura of a person who is relaxed in a familiar situation expands to about three feet around the body and is fairly bright. It is constantly changing, as well.
If your boss’s aura is dim and narrow, approach with sensitivity. You may want to wait until it is bright and well expanded before you ask for a raise.
There is so much information in the aura. The medical profession is rediscovering the human energy field. Many clairvoyants accurately diagnose illnesses by looking at the aura.
Visionaries have distinctive qualities that anyone can spot. They are usually neat in appearance, they like well-organized and attractive surroundings, they are precise and analytical. They make an excellent impression in any role they choose.
They think in pictures, they are detail people, and they are good communicators. They can explain things clearly, often drawing maps and using charts to make a point. Notice the word pictures they create. They often say, “I see,” “See what I mean?”, or “Look.” Draw them a picture with your words or a pencil if you want them to hear you.
They don’t handle change well, so present change with a heads-up (“I’d like to make a change.”) After presenting the new situation give them time to think about it (change their picture) before expecting results or a response.
There is so much to say about the gift of clairvoyance. I am reading the best book I have seen yet about psychic development called, So You Want to be Psychic? by Billy Roberts (Watkins Publishing, London). It has an excellent section on the aura. I recommend it for anyone who wants to develop their psychic senses.
Remember to have fun and be patient when developing your psychic perception.
And live your purpose every day.
I mentioned in my last post that we have four psychic gifts. Everybody has all four gifts, and they are arranged in the order we chose before we were born.
The order in which they occur determines our personality type and our degree of sensitivity in each one.
Your psychic gift of feeling is the spiritual half of your sense of touch. If this is first in your chosen alignment, you routinely pick up impressions about people by shaking hands with them. You also get impressions by touching or holding objects.
This psychic sense is called psychometry. Touching is your natural way of getting oriented to your surroundings. It is your way of connecting, and you like to be touched, as well.
You have a great deal of empathy; you feel what other people are feeling and can be easily drawn into other people’s drama. You sometimes react to someone else’s feelings, thinking they are your own.
You also sense a person’s true feelings even when they are trying to hide them. You are rarely fooled by appearances.
You talk about feelings a lot, saying things like “How do you feel about this?” or “My feeling is …”
You like to learn by doing rather than through theory.
You like details and are good at working with your hands.
You absorb impressions with your whole body. You like comfort in your surroundings and in your clothing.
People with feeling first in their line-up are called empathic or clairsentient.
To develop your gift of feeling, have a friend give you an object to hold that has a history only your friend knows about and see what impressions you receive. Your friend doesn’t have to concentrate on the object to enable you to get impressions. The vibrations are already there.
One way we used to work with feeling in my psychic development group was to have each person take a turn sitting in a chair in the center of the group blindfolded (to reduce the distraction of personality). Then each member of the group would take a turn holding that person’s hand. The blindfolded person would share the impressions he received from each person. After everyone had been “read,” the blindfold was removed and each member would share whether the impressions picked up were accurate or not.
How do you feel about developing your psychic gifts?
What did you learn from this post? Were you expecting something dramatic or sensational?
I’d love to hear your experiences with your gift of feeling. And questions.
More next Monday.
I’ve written other posts about psychic ability, but there are no comments, so maybe they are too long, or I didn’t tag them to attract interested readers, or I don’t know what.
So I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. It will be the first of a series of five articles on psychic perception posted on Mondays.
I’m someone who believes we all have untapped potential, and I’m excited about it. Part of that untapped potential is our innate psychic ability.
I think it’s important to dispel the myths and fears surrounding everything psychic. I’m interested in helping people who have the desire, to start paying attention to their psychic impressions, or hunches, and learn more about them.
You are psychic whether you believe it or not, whether you want to be or not, whether it scares you or not, and whether you care or not.
It is NORMAL to be psychic. Your psychic awareness exists in every cell and nerve of your body. You are hard-wired to be psychic.
Psychic awareness is the spiritual part of your physical senses of touch, vision, hearing, smell, and taste.
Everyone has psychic impressions, or hunches. You can choose to ignore them or develop your inner senses to assist you in your daily life. It’s strictly up to you.
There are four means of psychic perception, and your psychic nature is expressed in two ways: through your hunches and through your personality type, which determines the way you perceive life and the way you live.
The four means of psychic perception can be correlated to the spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible in 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14.
Psychoanalyst Carl Jung drew inspiration and guidance from the ancient Greek Four Temperaments model, which became the basis for his famous psychological types which, in turn, became the basis for the leading personality instruments in use today, such as the Myers Briggs personality indicator.
You can learn a lot about yourself just by paying attention to your psychic nature.
You can learn to be a master communicator just by paying attention to others, when you know what to look for.
One very important thing about psychic sensitivity: you can learn to turn it on and off at will.
You don’t have to go around with all your senses open every minute of the day just because you’re psychic. That’s a fear that many people have, and who can blame them?
Next Monday I’ll be posting an article about one of your four psychic gifts.
Related Article: http://nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/sometimes-you-just-know/
To begin with, you are already using your psychic awareness in practical ways. In my previous post on this subject (Are You Psychic? What Do You Think?), I mentioned some examples of psychic impressions in everyday life, such as entering a room and immediately feeling comfortable or uncomfortable. Your impression of that room prompts you to adjust your behavior to respond to it. You may find, as you read on, that you are using your psychic awareness, or intuition, more than you thought.
We can use our intuition to gather information that helps us, as well as others. Let’s start by using what I discussed about personality types in my previous post, mentioned above, to help you understand someone else. It doesn’t take advanced psychic ability to figure out someone’s personality type – it’s mainly observation; but by observing, you strengthen your intuition.
One way to have clear communication with someone is to match their personality type. I don’t mean you should be something you’re not. I mean observe their behavior and mirror it to them in your own way. One way to do this is to speak their language. Use your Clairaudient ability to listen for key words they use.
For example, if you hear someone using phrases like, “I see,” “Picture this,” “Show me a picture,” “See?” it’s a clue that the person may be a Clairvoyant type. If that person likes to use charts and graphs to explain things, or draws maps to give directions, they’re likely a Clairvoyant personality. So, when you are communicating with this person, use words to draw a mental picture for him or her, or draw actual pictures to show what you mean. And say, “I see,” to let him know you understand.
Clairaudient personalities use words like understand, logical, sensible, common sense, and organize, and they are usually blunt and get right to the point. They act promptly, they are efficient, their ideas are well organized, and they are results-oriented. It’s important to be consistent with this type. Say what you’ll do and do what you say. Be brief and come to the point quickly when communicating with Clairaudient people, because they get bored with details. They’re mainly interested in the facts. “I understand,” reassures them that you get what they mean.
The Precognitive type of person is versatile and usually has several irons in the fire at the same time. They say, “I know,” and “Y’ know?” a lot and seem to have everything under control without looking organized or being systematic. They talk about the future and are always thinking ahead. They often use the language of their second expression of psychic awareness, which could be Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, or Clairsentience. When dealing with a Precognitive type, you likely won’t have to explain things more than once. They already know what you mean. They’ll even finish your sentences for you.
Clairsentient people like to make small talk (“How are you?” “How’s the family?”) before they get down to business. They are highly responsive, and it’s their way of connecting with you. They may greet you with a handshake, a pat on the back, or a hug, depending upon your relationship. If you ask their opinion, they will tell you how they feel about it and will ask, “How do you feel about it?” They are natural healers, and will show concern for those who seem to be worried or not feeling well. They instinctively do the right thing in almost any situation. So lead in with small talk when communicating with Clairsentient people, and ask them how they feel when you want their opinion.
One of my most memorable experiences with personality types was transformed from dreadful to rewarding. I was working for a company as a secretary. The head of the department was a Clairaudient type – a born leader, lots of self confidence, well organized, a man of action. He was also impatient, intimidating, and a bully (out-of-balance traits of this personality type). One day it came to me that I would be working for him in the future; very upsetting, because I didn’t like him. When the day came, I had my plan. I would match his personality type (the balanced part).
Our relationship began with him ignoring my “Good morning” and “Good night” to him every day. Eventually, he began to growl (really) a response. Later, he began to say the words back to me without eye contact. Finally, he graduated to greeting me by name. I almost fell off my chair the first time he stopped by my desk to tell me a joke.
I was very businesslike with him. I set my boundaries (breaks and lunch time) and made sure I was consistent, performed my work professionally, and didn’t waste his time with details or small talk. We eventually grew to respect each other and, finally, to actually enjoy working together. His directions were clear, simple, and to the point, making my job easier, and he had a great sense of humor.
You likely interact with these personality types every day; they can be your co-workers, your children, your spouse, your parents, siblings, or friends. Try matching their words and their personality responses and watch your relationships improve. You can also show them how to respond to you more effectively.
Here is a meditation that will help you refine your four psychic perceptions. Have a question in mind that you want an answer to or a situation you want help with. Next, set your energy by clearing and centering yourself. Many of you have your own processes for clearing and centering. For those of you who are new to meditation, try this.
Sit comfortably in a quiet place with both feet flat on the floor and your hands resting in your lap or beside you. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing for a few seconds, breathing naturally in and out through your nose. Imagine that your body is filled with white light, and allow the white light to expand into a big bubble surrounding you. When you are calm and you feel chills or tingling, ask your question.
Notice the impressions you receive. Do they come in pictures, words or music, feelings, or an inner knowing? If you have an emotional attachment to the question, it will be a challenge to receive a clear response. Take a minute to detach from the emotions by re-centering yourself in the white light, and try again. You may want to start with a question you don’t have a strong emotional attachment to. When you have received an answer, clear and center yourself again in the white light. You may want to write down your experience. A variation on this process is to ask for a picture, a feeling, or words.
If you don’t get the results you wanted, be patient with yourself and try again another time. Just like learning to ride a bike, this takes practice. Putting pressure on yourself won’t produce results faster. Relaxation is the key to successful meditation.
- This lawyer is also a psychic, spiritual medium, medical intuitive,… (westallen.typepad.com)
Many people would say “No”, to this question, “Only a few people with special abilities are psychic.” But as we move closer to the Aquarian Age, more and more people are becoming aware that everyone is psychic. Everyone has a sixth sense, sometimes called extra-sensory perception. Most people are afraid of extra-sensory perception because they don’t understand it. I think it’s time to lift the veil from psychic matters and reveal the truth.
If you told me you’d never had a hunch about something, I wouldn’t believe you. Think back to a time when you had an impression about the way something would turn out, and it turned out that way. Or you saw a series of numbers in your mind and, if you had played them, you would have won the lottery. Or you had a thought about someone and they called you on the phone. Or you walked into a room and immediately felt right at home or very uncomfortable for no apparent reason.
That’s psychic awareness. The original Greek meaning of the word, psychic, is of the soul, mental. Psychic phenomena are feared by many because they occur beyond our physical senses where we can’t see them. But there are familiar expressions of psychic energy that we experience every day. Our thoughts exist in the spirit world. You can’t hold a thought in your hand. Our soul energy, the energy that drives our bodies, is spiritual energy. We are animated by the invisible energy of our spirit, which we take for granted, along with our thoughts.
One way to understand psychic energy is to label it. Psychic awareness is manifested through four expressions: precognition (inner knowing), clairaudience (inner voice or words/inner hearing), clairvoyance (mental pictures/inner vision), and clairsentience (inner feeling and sensation). Everyone has experienced all four of these expressions. Everyone uses all four of them almost every day.
Here is an exercise you can do to make your psychic perception more real. Get a piece of paper and a pen or pencil and make a list of the four means of psychic perception listed above. Then, starting at the top of the list, write down an experience with each expression. I bet you will be surprised.
While we have all four means of psychic perception, each of us uses one primarily, with the others falling in line behind it, and the primary one reflects our personality type.
If you use precognition primarily, you are very sensitive to your environment (including other people), you like to daydream, you like to sleep late and go to bed late, your office or home may be messy but you always know where things are, you often know how events or circumstances will turn out, you have prophetic dreams, you’re good at spotting trends, and you think about the future. Some of you are trance channels.
If you are primarily clairvoyant, you like order and cleanliness, many of you wear glasses, you smile when you are angry, you always look neat and attractive, you are precise, you express yourself clearly, you like schedules, you are choosey about people and things, you think in pictures, and you can see auras (energy around people and things).
If you are primarily clairaudient, you are a natural leader, you think big and leave the details to others, you take your time to figure things out then act quickly, you can’t think clearly in messy surroundings, you look well-put-together because you like to be organized, you think in words and ideas, you don’t usually like to be touched, you hear the still, small voice within, and a person’s tone of voice tells you more about them than the words they are saying.
If you are primarily clairsentient, you are easygoing, you like comfort in clothing and in your environment, many of you are not fussy about your appearance, you are a detail person, you have a great deal of physical energy, you are friendly to everyone, you are a toucher; shaking hands with someone tells you a lot about the person, you like to be touched, you think in feelings and sensations, and you are can pick up impressions by touching or holding objects (psychometry).
Which personality type do you relate to the most? In which category would you place your family or friends? After you evaluate them, it would be fun to let them read this post and see where they would place themselves.
So, what does this mean? How can you use it in your life? That’s for next time when I will talk about how to use your sixth sense in practical ways in your everyday life.
- Extra Sensory Perception: a brief history (telegraph.co.uk)