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As you know, I talk a lot about human potential. For years I taught people how to develop their in-born psychic abilities and use them in practical ways in everyday life. The main focus of my book and this blog is to help demystify the psychic and spiritual parts of our nature so we can learn to use these gifts we were born with to help ourselves and others live their best lives.
Today I want to share with you an article written by Dr. Jill Ammon-Wexler about the power of your mind. Dr. Jill and I share the belief that psychic ability is a normal part of human nature and can be developed to help us improve our quality of life.
Here is a quote from Albert Einstein that you will find if you click on the related article link, “Intuition – An Intuitive’s View” where I found it. I agree with him.
“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.”
Read Dr. Jill’s article and let me know what you think.
Live your purpose every day.
- Intuition ~ an Intuitive’s View (mediumsworld.wordpress.com)
- Yes Virginia, You are Psychic! by Psychic Arthur (psychicsource.com)
Reincarnation and Parallel Lives
According to the research I’ve done, about 24% of Americans believe in reincarnation, and some say that belief is on the increase. We all know that reincarnation is a foundational belief in some religions and is seen as the work of the devil in others.
Then there is the idea of parallel lives, in which we could be living multiple lives at the same time. There is no way to prove that we have lived before or are living multiple lives at once. We only know our own experience for sure.
I am biased toward belief in reincarnation because it’s easier for me to understand past lives than parallel lives. So I’m calling it past-life recall because of that and because it seems like an appropriate term to apply to my experiences.
My first past-life experience convinced me that this was an excellent method to use in my counseling practice. I can’t say enough about its effectiveness as a way to resolve anxiety, fear, anger, grief, self-judgment, and obsessiveness. I never had a client who did not experience healing with this process.
Two other things I like about past-life regression are that the process is quick and the results are lasting. In a matter of an hour or so, you can be healed of emotional trauma forever. An important advantage of it is that the person doesn’t have to experience the full impact of the trauma they went through originally.
My Personal Experience
If you are familiar with past-life recall, you know that some people remember vividly every detail of their former experience; the country in which it took place, the year in history, and the setting (see related article about Shanti Devi). A few even speak in the language they spoke at the time. In my case, I remember my experiences clearly, but sometimes I can’t see the faces of other people there. For me, the historical and visual details are generalized but the feelings are sharp and clear.
My first past-life recall occurred after touring a plantation in Georgia. It was a beautiful place and I felt very peaceful there. Some time later I was thinking about the experience and wondering why it felt so peaceful and comforting, since slavery was practiced there. Then I began to see in my mind a black woman in a beautiful, big white house and I found myself watching a kind of movie unfold.
I saw myself as a skinny, plain-faced black girl of about 11 or 12, tall for my age, and I knew I was this woman’s daughter. We worked in the house; it was a serene environment in spite of the circumstances. I got the feeling I had been a sheltered child, ignorant of the violent repression of blacks by whites.
One of my duties involved solemn and utter secrecy. I took it seriously that what I was doing was very important and was never to be revealed to the white people we worked for or discussed among the workers. I’m not sure I even knew we were slaves.
My secret job was to row a boat to a certain location in a swampy area. The location was sheltered by tree branches hanging over the water, and there were trees and reeds growing out of it. I would meet someone there in a boat, along with a passenger, a black person. I would take the passenger back to the house in my boat. The grownups would take over from there, and I would never see the passenger again. I knew from experience not to ask questions.
As I watched and felt this experience unfold in my mind, I knew that I had been unknowingly participating in the Underground Railroad.
My last trip was to bring about the end of my life. I arrived at the meeting place early, so I had to wait for my contact. After a while, I saw two white teen-age boys approaching in a rowboat. They were laughing and talking as I watched them from the reeds. I was not alarmed, thinking they would pass by when they saw me. That’s not what happened.
They began taunting me as soon as they spotted me. When they got close, they started rocking my boat and then tipped it over. As I surfaced, they pushed me under repeatedly until I drowned. I don’t remember what emotions I was feeling at the time. I may have been paralyzed with fear and astonishment.
What My Experience Meant in My Present Life
I grew up in Massachusetts with water everywhere – the beach, the town river, and ponds and lakes nearby. Naturally, one of the main activities in my childhood was swimming with my sister and our friends in the summer. My father taught us to swim, and we took swimming lessons at camp.
At around age 10 or 11, I became deathly afraid of deep water even though I was a good swimmer. I couldn’t bear to be touched while I was swimming. As I swam with my friends, I was afraid to admit that I was scared of the water, so I hid my fear as my heart beat like a hammer every time I swam out over my head. I carried this fear into adulthood until I experienced the lifetime of the slave girl. I have been free of that fear ever since.
Past-Life Regression in Psychotherapy
Millions of people have experienced healing by recalling other lifetimes. Simply recalling a past-life experience is enough to heal an emotional trauma forever. Extensive discussion is not necessary. I have found that the experience itself brings the understanding necessary to create resolution.
Hypnosis used to be the only way to achieve past-life recall in Western psychotherapy. Now, guided meditation is used, as well.
Back in the day, few psychotherapists used past-life regression, and those who did would not admit it publicly. But dogma in the medical profession is gradually relaxing, and more therapists are embracing it. Dr. Brian L. Weiss is one of the pioneers in the field and has written several fascinating books about using past-life regression in his psychotherapy practice.
Past-life recall has helped people understand present-day relationships, forgive and be forgiven, heal fear and anger, and gain a deeper understanding of their spiritual nature. It is exciting and inspiring to me that this process is becoming available to more and more people who can be freed of emotional burdens they have been carrying for lifetimes.
The Eternal Spirit
In my view, past-life regression is about the soul. It’s not about the brain and it’s not about being rational, yet it is a most profound and effective way to heal emotional trauma. It shows that we carry memories through lifetimes from one body to the next within the eternal, invisible energy that is our spiritual essence.
We can’t prove that past lives exist, but it doesn’t matter. We can trust what our gut tells us. And for some, there is no doubt.
Live your purpose every day.
- Past Lives: How They Affect the Present (jessefox1968.wordpress.com)
- Shanti Devi (nrhatch.wordpress.com)
This is a rewrite of the original article, which I posted on Monday. My Tuesday writers group had so many insightful suggestions to make it better, I had to do it over. My thanks to them, and I hope you find it more informative than the original.
Many people are living one life and desiring another. Many people are not aware that they have a specific purpose in life. Many people are living someone else’s life instead of their own. Many compare their achievements to outer standards of success and attempt to emulate them instead of listening to their hearts.
Last week, I wrote about your Life Purpose number – the one that shows you what you were born to do with your life. This week, I’m going to talk about your Life Direction number. It’s the number that shows you how you chose to live your purpose.
Your Direction number is calculated from the numbers in your birth date. It’s easy to calculate your Direction number. To show you, I’ll use the birth date 12/24/1942.
The first step is to add each number together and reduce the sum to a single digit:
12: 1 + 2 = 3
24: 2 + 4 = 6
1942: 1 + 9 + 4 + 2 = 16; 1 + 6 = 7.
Now add the three single-digit sums together:
3 + 6 + 7 = 16: 1 + 6 = 7.
Direction number for this birth date is 7.
There isn’t enough room in a blog post to interpret all twelve Direction numbers, but you can find number interpretations on many numerology sites or you can get my book to see the interpretations and to calculate and interpret your entire chart. You can also get free numerology readings online, but none of them I’ve seen use the Chaldean method of calculation, which is the one I use and is accurate, unlike the system most numerologists use.
On the physical plane, your Direction number indicates your most fulfilling profession or lifestyle. You can use this number to guide you in choosing the right career. On a spiritual level, your Direction number reflects the talents and abilities you were born with, and they are expressed in activities you love to do.
For example, if your Direction number is 2, you like to be part of a team, you can get along with almost anyone, you can bring peace and balance into any situation, you are innately psychic, and you are sensitive to the feelings of others. Your profession could be that of a diplomat, an athlete, a member of the medical profession, a counselor, depending on the other numbers that represent your Core Qualities.
Your Direction and Purpose numbers work together to frame your life purpose. For example, using the Direction number of 2 with a Purpose number 8, which deals with physical possessions and management, managing a health-care business could be fulfilling. The 2 in combination with a purpose number of 9, the number of the humanitarian, may indicate international travel as a diplomat or a representative of a humanitarian organization as a career choice.
These number combinations are influenced by the three other numbers representing your core qualities; your Inner Self number, your Outer Self number, and your Midlife Power number, which I will talk about in future articles.
Your life purpose is reflected in the qualities, talents, and preferences that comprise your spiritual makeup, which, in turn, creates your personality. These qualities have been with you since the day you were born. They are part of your innate, subconscious knowledge, and you automatically live by their influence.
Numerology provides a formula that brings this subconscious knowledge to your conscious mind by transforming it into specific information you can easily understand and use in logical, rational ways.
Is your outer life reflecting your inner self? Are your words accurately reflecting your feelings? If so, you are living an authentic life. Pat yourself on the back because you have the commitment to follow your spirit.
If you are not satisfied with the way your life is going, you can change it. The first step is to look inside and get to know yourself. Pay attention to the things you love. If you love gardening, get more involved with it. If you love doing crafts or artwork, make time to do more. If you love taking things apart and putting them back together, follow that passion. If you love helping people, find a way to do that. Do the thing that brings you the most joy.
You are the architect of your life purpose. Deep in your heart you have the answers to all your questions. You already have everything you need to create the life you want. The clues are inside you. Follow your passions. Numerology can help you see clearly the changes you need to make.
Once you make the decision to know yourself and be who you really are, you will attract the right people to help you move forward. You will be attracted to the right information and the right situations to help you unfold your true self. All you need to do is decide.
My book, “You Were Born to Succeed: Finding Your Purpose through Numerology,” can get you started moving in the right direction. It is a powerful tool that shows you who you are, what you are doing here, and where you are going. You can sample it by clicking on the “Select Authors” image on the right.
You truly were born to succeed. Success is an inside job.
Live your purpose every day.
So many of us put our dreams on the back burner for the day when we will have time to get them out and play with them. Many put their dreams on the back burner because they seem impractical or because others have told us they are a waste of time. We have so many responsibilities, like earning a living, caring for family, getting an education, raising our children and so much more that indulging in our dreams often seems frivolous. We try to distract ourselves from endless routine with amusements that only temporarily satisfy us. Yet our lives can become boring, stale, dried-up emotional deserts if we deny our self-expression.
I used to be one of those who denied her dreams. I stopped telling people about my dreams because they would pooh-pooh and tell me I was silly. Eventually, I forgot about my dreams. Even though I am naturally optimistic and good-natured, my life became a chore and I became angry. I blamed others for my unhappiness, and I couldn’t seem to rid myself of a feeling of emptiness.
Eventually I discovered that I have the power to change my life. I reconnected with my dreams and felt as if I had come home. When I cast my Chaldean Soul Chart, I laughed and I cried. I was flooded with confidence. I had the proof that my dreams were not foolish, but were the very core of my life purpose. I was so excited. I felt like a child again.
Statistics show that people who live their purpose, who live their dreams, are healthier and live longer than people who do not. People who repress their self-expression have more stress in their lives, and stress causes the body to break down, cell by cell. By the time a repressed person reaches the age of 50, his or her body has endured so much stress that symptoms such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart trouble, diabetes, cancer, insomnia, and other symptoms begin to appear. It is proven that disease originates in the emotions long before it is expressed in the body.
How do we live our purpose when we have so many other things vying for our attention – when we have others who depend on us? How do successful people manage to become so successful? How do we know that we have an important purpose?
I believe we were all born to be successful and happy. Not only is it good for our health to be happy, it is good for all the people in our lives and all the people in the world. When we are happy, the world is a better place. Happiness raises the vibration of the whole planet. Happiness is one of the most powerful vibration-raisers there is.
Do you have a definite purpose in life? Yes, you do. There is something you do better than anyone else, something that is a benefit to others as well as to you. And it is something you love to do. It can be anything from gardening to playing basketball. Have you ever noticed that successful people are so enthusiastic about what they do they would never think of not doing it? I think we need to be more like them; to never think of not doing what we love to do. Are you feeling empty inside? Is there something missing in your life? Perhaps it is the dream you have forgotten or put away for later.
How do you live your purpose when you have so many responsibilities? One way is to make as much time as you can to do what you love to do. At first, it may be only a few minutes a day or maybe some time on the weekends. If you start, you will notice a difference in the way you feel about life. Once you begin, you can find ways to become more involved in your dream. You have the power to change your life.
Part of my purpose is to help people find their purpose and inspire them to live it. I love living my purpose. You will love living yours, too.
- 6 Steps to Living a Good, Happy and Long Life (psychcentral.com)
There are so many different notions about spiritual living; living as a nun cloistered behind walls, living as a clergy person caring for your flock, as a monk in a cave or monastery, as a hermit, as someone who spends an hour a day in meditation. Does it mean spending hours in church, in synagogue or mosque? Does it mean living perpetually guilt- and error-free? Obviously, it means different things to different people.
Here’s what it means to me. We are all living spiritual lives every single minute of every single day, because we are spiritual beings living a physical experience. We are spirit eternally, physical temporarily. That doesn’t mean that one is better than the other. Many religious people believe that the spiritual is better than the physical. I think we’re smarter than that.
I don’t know why spiritual beings would choose a realm to live in that was inferior to the one they came from. My opinion is that the physical realm presents many challenges and many ideal opportunities for spiritual and emotional growth. It is the perfect place for the expression of joy, fulfillment, and success of all kinds. Many of us need to get past the worry and fear of failure before we can experience the joy, fulfillment, and success. But, no big deal (it really is a big deal; the secret is not to worry about it).
To me, a huge reason (I can’t say the only reason because I don’t have all the answers) we become unhappy is that we are not living in alignment with our spirit and its expression for this lifetime. I’m talking about life purpose. Have you ever noticed that highly successful people are having more fun than anyone else? I mean, just think about celebrities like Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, or whoever you pay attention to. They talk about how they love what they do. They have boundless energy and nothing seems to stop them from accomplishment. These are the people who know what they’re here for and pull out all the stops to express it. Maybe you know someone like that, and you think how lucky they are.
Maybe you have days when everything goes right for you and you can’t imagine ever having any problems. For me, no matter what challenges come forward in my day, when I write, it’s a great day and I’m happy. It’s like living on chocolate and hot cross buns – nothing can beat it.
How many of us take those days seriously? That is, how many of us see to it that we have days like that every day? How many of us even think having one day like that is possible? I’m not suggesting you quit your job, run off to Tahiti, or find some other way to drop out. We all know that’s unrealistic. But what if we found a way to give ourselves a few minutes each day for some expression of enjoyment? Something we love to do. Maybe reading a book, learning about something important to us, spending a few minutes focused on our loved ones with no distractions – you name it. It doesn’t have to take up a lot of time unless you have a lot of time. Those few minutes could turn into your next career or into a hobby that sustains your spirit.
For too long, we have entertained the thought that, as grownups, we have to be productive no matter what, and being productive is all business. If we’re not what we call “productive” we are failures. We are over-worked, over-stressed, over-irritated, over-weight, over-something, and it’s not fun. We are too important to ourselves, our loved ones, and the world to continue this downward spiral. Maybe part of being productive is making time to find more enjoyment.
Happily, we are also becoming more aware of the importance of taking better care of ourselves – of paying closer attention to the Self within. Many are wondering what their purpose in life is.
There are different ways to learn what your chosen purpose is. You can pursue your interests until you find the one that you can’t live without – the one that becomes your passion. This could take a while. I prefer the direct route. For me, that was Chaldean numerology. My Chaldean Soul Chart confirmed the inner awareness I had been ignoring for years because of my limited perception. My Chaldean Soul Chart woke me up. It showed me the path of maximum fulfillment, and I became excited about my life.
To learn more about your purpose, click on the Lulu button at the top of the page and download my book, You Were Born to Succeed: Finding Your Purpose through Numerology. It will start you on the adventure of a lifetime.
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.
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