Many people have a misconception about psychics: Fakes, charlatans, or witchcraft practitioners. I’m going to go out on a limb here and come out of the closet with some of my own insights in the matter.
These perceptions are false, at least in my experience. True, some people claiming to be psychic may be fake or try to scam you to make a quick buck. However, every psychic I know personally, including myself, are genuine and considerate and frankly, I’m tired of society putting all “Psychics” into one category!
The term psychic is overrated and misused quite a bit. Everyone that walks on this earth has some type of psychic ability whether they choose to recognize it or not. My kids like to jokingly tell their friends that I’m psychic. Kidding aside, I do take it as a compliment, because my children have witnessed the counsel I give others and my empathic ability to know what kind of trouble they are in before they have a chance to tell me. I constantly have to tell their friends that I’m not psychic; I’m just the messenger.
“More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking; we must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives.” Albert Einstein
I don’t claim to know the future and what the meaning of life is by means of staring into a crystal ball. Most psychics I know don’t make those claims either. But I do have spiritual gifts that allow me to “tune in” to other people’s energies. The information download I get from their energy gives me the ability to counsel others with their current situation. To the best of my ability, I try to translate the energy I am feeling into words of what spirit wants me to relay to them.
The message will hopefully guide them to a better understanding of what their “soul purpose” is or to resolve issues from other lifetimes. I don’t like to call myself psychic, but I’m very intuitive and in tune with my own spiritual gifts. I sometimes refer to it as my inner GPS.
Everyone in my circle of “psychic” friends is Christian and they love God, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The problem is that society and even our fellow Christians make us feel like misfits. Christianity has taught us that these gifts are wrong and evil. We don’t fit in to traditional church congregations so most of us don’t go to church because of that. But we still worship God, love Jesus, and the term “spirit” we are referring to is the Holy Spirit.
“For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 4:4
The Holy Spirit is the messenger that is channeled through our physical bodies to relay the message. And those of us that do go to church hide our gifts and don’t talk about it to others in the church congregation for fear of being labeled an outcast–or even excommunicated! Can you believe it? Christians judging others that don’t fit into their mold of how they think others should worship.
It’s a good thing for us “psychic misfits” that God does not need labels to know who we truly are and what is truly in our hearts. People get lost in labeling by trying to fit into something others cannot recognize or be comfortable with. It’s taken me a long time to be at peace with my spiritual gifts and the relationship I have with God. I don’t question God anymore as to why I have these gifts; I just accept them and try to use the gift I have been blessed with that is pleasing to Him. People’s misconceptions about these type of psychic abilities don’t bother me anymore.
Instead of judging me for my so-called sinful gifts, people need to focus on their own spirituality. Are they walking true and living in a honest way? Is the path they are on right for them? Because in the end, these are the only things that matter. To know yourself and live in a righteous manner, being true to your deepest self, is all that matters in your own relationship with God. It’s definitely something that is missing in modern society today. There is too much focus on the material world and not enough focus on the spiritual plane.
The tree has many branches and the spiritual path for me may not be the same spiritual path for you, but that doesn’t mean that I’m less of a Christian because I don’t walk on your path. God knew us before we were even born, and He determined the gifts and designated our callings, even though some of us ignore them. God watches and patiently waits for us to claim those spiritual gifts. So if these psychic abilities have been with you from birth and not something you searched for in cults or rituals, then it is pretty safe to say those psychic gifts are from God and not the devil.
I can’t remember a time in my life that I was not in tune with my intuition. My sister used to like to call us the “Wonder Twins,” and we would touch our mood rings together and shout, “Wonder Twin Power, Activate!” Being so young, the Wonder Twins from Super Friends was really the only people in our world we could relate our gifts with. No one told us or even taught us how to use these gifts, we just had an “inner knowing”. We thought it was normal to be this way. We could just look at each other and carry on a conversation in our minds without speaking a word. The Wonder Twins had that same telepathic ability.
My sister and I are not twins, but very close and thick as thieves. Just like a mother is in tune to her newborn baby, my sister and I had that same energy connection. Even after we grew up and spent years apart from each other, as soon as we are in each other’s presence, the connection is still there. The connection never fades: We still think alike, finish each other’s sentences, read each others minds just like the Wonder Twins! And the love we have for each other is unlike any love I have ever felt for anyone with the exception of my children. This is not to say that I don’t love my other siblings just as much, but it’s just a different level.
Sometimes the information I receive does seem to freak people out, but by the end of the session, I’m always told, Thank you, that is what I needed to hear.” And I always respond by saying, “Don’t thank me, thank God! I’m just the messenger.” Sometimes what we already know within us needs to be heard audibly from someone else for us to confirm our own intuition. My girlfriend and I do that all the time. We ask each other advice or relate to each other our own intuitive feelings and 99% of the time we both come up with the same answer. We love getting confirmation from each other. And she always ends the conversation, “Thank God I’m not crazy!”
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” John 14:12
Most people are comfortable with the term Intuitive. So that is the term I choose to use regarding my own gifts to help others feel more comfortable, rather than using the term psychic. Intuition is like a whisper from God. It’s a nudge within that leads you to “knowing” things about yourself and others without ever actually getting into a conversation with an individual face to face. Intuition is all we have to rationalize our non-physical experiences in a material world. We are all spiritual beings. The Physical body is just the vehicle our Spirit resides in on this earth. Our spiritual self is always connected to God’s energy. For it is His energy our spirits were created from and born into the physical body. We are physical by earthly nature, but spiritual by God’s Will. God gives us all spiritual abilities; however, some of us are more aware than others.
To give God thanks for our spiritual gifts is to put God higher than yourself. If you give yourself credit for the spiritual gift and not acknowledge Him, then you turn these special abilities into a “craft”. Psychic abilities are not evil nor are they a sin. It is how you choose to utilize your psychic abilities that will determine your status as God centered or in the pursuit of sin. I don’t necessarily think psychic gifts are the issue, but rather society’s view of the theology behind psychic abilities. It is not my place to tell someone whether I agree with their spiritual path or not or that their gifts are evil or sinful. The greatest sin of all is to tell someone something or do something that causes another person to stumble in their own Christian faith and beliefs. If you don’t believe in psychics, then that’s okay. I respect your spiritual path and still honor you as a spiritual being Spiritual gifts must be used with great discretion and care. We are all servants of God and to claim fame or glory for those gifts would not be advisable in my own beliefs. Psychics don’t get to choose the information they are given. They can ask for certain information, but that doesn’t mean they will get it all of the time. Spirit decides what will be given to the person receiving the message. A psychic should never give you information without your permission. To do otherwise is unethical and is against the Universal Law of Freewill. Everything happens in divine timing so if you don’t get the message you want, then it’s not time for you to know, but that doesn’t mean the psychic is a fake.
Psychics are not all-knowing special beings who are given access to all information, who can merely call it up to serve their own purposes. Psychics are the channels through which specific information flows for the benefit of the person getting the reading. They do not get to choose the information they receive only to deliver what they are given. They are just simply the tools used to deliver the messages God has for you.
Yes, there are people out there that are fraudulent. But keep in mind there is always going to be a few bad apples in the bunch, just as there are bad apples in all groups of people. So keep an open mind and learn to use your own intuition. Follow your heart and most of all use prayer and meditation to discern your own feelings about the matter. We are all here to serve each other, learn from each other, teach each other, but most of all to love one another as God loves us.