Defining and Demystifying the Psychicby Janice Melvin on 10/31/11
The essence of oneself and the essence of the world; these two are one. - Joseph Campbell, "The hero with a Thousand faces"
Those words were written nearly fifty years ago in the context of the mythological journey of the hero. Many of us, especially workers in the psychic field, have been on our own private journeys, and perhaps in the long exile that is about to be over now that a major change in how people view the "intuitive' and the changes of our earth's energy is taking place. The veils are thinning and many people are starting to awaken their psychic intuitive abilities, and how to navigate the new terrain without fear. So now they wonder where do I go to learn how to navigate this new world?
Just like I did when my own abilities awakened in me. I sought out teachers and helpers who could teach me.
There are many teachers available that one can seek and if you are tuned into your psychic abilities you will feel a pull to the right teacher for you. You may go to several teachers along the path as each one has their own individual spin from their own experiences to teach you and as you evolve in your using of the tools, you may choose a new teacher at each different stage, Remember all teachers have egos and personalities, just because we have psychic abilities doesn't make us more than another. And that is another point, psychic development teaches you tools on how to work with and navigate the energies from the perceptions you receive, develop your relationships with self and with others in your life.
Each psychic is unique and are like artists, they have their own style, years of personal, emotional and spiritual development and how they work through all of their own relationships in life that are part of that embodiment. Just like you will be on a journey to explore your own unique gifts and talents using the tools and skills of working with energy that is seen and unseen. Each psychic is unique in the service they are here to do, some of us are healers, some are informational, akashic records, some can talk to the ghosts and love ones of the past, some work with animals,or nature. Some are here to teach you how to develop your own. My specialty is teaching and healing of others with energy and hands-on as we move into the new terrain.
I stress to each of my students you must listen to your intuition, by doing this you are already learning how to navigate and develop your skills. Most of us were taught it was not okay to do so, and no one knows better than you what is right, I believe in empowerment and to empower another is to help them learn how to trust their own information, to do so, takes practice. A psychic can only give you information you are ready to receive, so use it as a confirmation to your own. Ultimately, I suggest - listen to your intuition and trust how you feel about who you choose, sometimes a client might be in denial of what we information we have given them, but the door is opened for them. From my experience is you must also understand there is no wrong teacher, for each of us has a soul contract with each other.
The pioneers of the new thinking were not heavily credential academics but ordinary people who believed simply that "there has to be a better way". Many have sought to go the spiritual route by using meditation with religion connections. That is one way of opening to your inner knowing and by all means a wonderful way to learn the tool psychics use which is meditation or trance states of consciousness. And these tools of awareness have always been with us and with our ancestors. Unfortunately, many of us come from a long line of ancestors who in history were killed or harmed in some way for using these natural abilities, as there was so much fear and religious punishment. So many went underground, and so maybe your relatives never talked about how they had the abilities too.
My own journey was since childhood and now I know, many who would tell a similar story. My journey was not without struggle to learn how to master my psychic abilities as I was awakened to utilize them and use them for good, and the journey still continues because we are evolving. What many may think is mystifying is really that they have no clue on how it works, now that I have been using my abilities, its really more about trusting my senses and the guidance I receive from my angels, guides and higher self., Its a way of life to be connected to all that I perceive. There are many many tools to learn about how to use these powers which are innate in each of us. And what most people don't realize is the mis-susing and abusing of them they have been doing unaware, and out of ignorance.
Albert Einstein himself had proclaimed - "everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a Spirit is manifest in the Laws of the Universe.
What is "Psychic"?
Intuition has always been a part of human nature. A natural ability, one connecting us to nature and the whole cosmos beyond earth, it "comes with the territory" of being human. You arrived in this life with it in perfect working order. And, although all natural abiliites are present in different individuals in varying degrees, your intuiition is as much a part of you as is your digestive system, your emotions, or your logical mind.
Intuition, which I will define as "direct knowing" has long been considered to be the basis of psychic experience. Almost everyone has had some personal contact with their intuitive abilty. it may have been a hunch, a gut feeling, a vague sense that something was about to happen, an uneasiness, a prickly sensation, goosebumpe, or any other difficult to pin dow indication that information was being received from other thatn the usual sensory channels.
The difference between the ordinary, everyday intutiion and being psychic is one of degree, just as is the difference between being a member of an amateur string quartet and being a virtuso violinst. Its is about practice. It is a daily practice to and spending time to develop it. Its is a way of life. For many the idea of "psychic" or "being psychic" conjures up titillating but suspect images of gypies reading tea leaves, mysterious veiled woman gazing into crystal baalc and astrologers in star-bedizened robes casting horoscopes. to the literal minded, the energy matter might be ridiculed or dismissed. However, humans, like other animals have always possessed intuitive powers. And while some may bock at the idea that reading tea leaves can say much, doesn't understand that at all times we are receiving the information we need from nature and situations and experience all the time. These are tools to read the energy, like tarot, divination oracle cards, pendulums, they are tools you can learn to receiving information and guidance that is accurate.
Some of us can read from a crystal ball or clouds in the sky, again its just tools to use for perceptions, and each one of these tools unique as the individual who feels an affinity to working with them.
The idea of inner forces and connectedness to the universe is the common theme, one that stretches around the globe.
When we choose to define Psychic for ourselves, we must do so from the perspective of the whole human being acting and interacting with a holistic universe and release our fears to summon marvelous genii capable of astounding feats from the depths of our own psyches. You and the Universe are One.
If you are interesting in learning more tools to develop your abilities of healing relationships to yourself, your body and in all areas of your life, then contact me at Wellbeingdiva@gmail.com or 805-441-7315 for private appointment.
My next workshop will be November 12, 2011 in Grover Beach, at Energies Rising 183 S. 8th St from 10 to 1pm $65 at the door, or pay in advance by November 7, 2011 $60. the workshop is continuing with Creation of Health working with the Soul Contracts method. I look forward to meeting you.