By Marcia Bender
Are you psychic? Yes, YOU are! We are all psychic to one degree or another, and we can increase that inherent psychic ability IF we choose to do so.
I realize that a large majority of you are reading these words and shaking your heads from side to side. “Not me,” you are thinking, “and Marcia cannot be such an excellent psychic herself if she thinks that I am!”
Well, I assure you that I have complete confidence in MY psychic powers, and that confidence comes from years of study and perfecting my abilities. We all enter this incarnation with the choice of filling our lives with all things or nothing, and the use of our psychic abilities is one of those choices. Many people find it interesting that I do not have the word PSYCHIC on my business cards. I am reminded of a phone call that I received many years ago from a person who had come into contact with my business card. This individual obviously looked for the word Psychic on the card and didn’t find it. He still figured that I might be able to send him to someone who could help him and phoned me.
The first thing he asked was, “Can you recommend a good psychic?” My answer was not what he expected. I said, “Sure, look in the mirror.”
I broke the long silence that followed with a chuckle and an explanation. I assured him that I could help him with his “issues” and “decisions,” and that I could also aid him in developing his own psychic abilities.
In order to make use of your psychic abilities, you first have to know that you have them.
I have just informed you that you do have them. How do I know this? Because we are all psychic. Now I seem to be talking in circles but I am really just trying to convince you to, as Indiana Jones said in Raiders of the Lost Ark, “TRUST ME.”
Finding Your Gifts
What are psychic abilities? The term “psychic ability” generally refers to the ability to obtain knowledge through means other than the physical senses. So, a person who has intuitive knowledge of the future is said to have psychic ability, for example.
Even the Bible mentions many instances of individuals predicting the future by means of dreams, signs, and prophecy. These messages were usually sudden and unsought. This is called Spontaneous Revelation, where knowledge of the future enters directly into one’s mind, and no external aids such as Tarot Cards or I Ching coins are necessary. There are many ways in which one’s abilities can be practiced and understood.
There also have been many studies that prove psychic abilities can be developed, or at least understood and “used.” Too many people, because they are such confirmed rationalists, IGNORE messages that come to them as “non-rational phenomena.” We must train our mind to respond to messages that come to us. We must “open” our mind to the use of intuitions, which is just another name for psychic abilities.
I know that everyone reading this article has had “many” psychic experiences in their lifetime. I feel very safe in stating this fact. Maybe you need a little help in recalling them and, most likely, you did not even realize that you were having a psychic experience! Have you ever known that the phone would ring BEFORE it does? And even more interesting, you knew who would be on the other end of that phone? Have you ever KNOWN that you are making a mistake BEFORE you made it? For example, walking down the aisle at your own wedding and KNOWING that you shouldn’t be there? Have you ever dreamed something and then had it happen? I could fill up my allotted space for the next year’s worth of columns with examples! What I would ask you to do is try to remember some of these on your own. You will be amazed at the length of your “list” of unexplained experiences.
Intuition in the Age of Aquarius
Now that we are in the 21 st Century, there is tremendous interest in psychic experiences. One of the largest areas of growing interest is in the “contacting” of loved ones who have crossed over to the “other side.” This is NOT something new! The “energy” of our loved ones remains with us beyond their physical passing. If we could have faith in this, we would be open to the messages that come through to us. There are many talented and spiritual people who can assist us in making these contacts, BUT choose a reader wisely and carefully. However, even more exciting is the fact that we are capable of receiving these messages for ourselves by working on the greater development of our psychic senses. This is just one of the benefits of working with our own intuitive powers.
It is most important to realize that working with one’s intuitive/psychic ability is not a new invention. Research into these areas takes us back to the first recorded histories of civilization—and beyond. The only difference now, in the Age of Aquarius, the Golden Age of Peace and Enlightenment, is that we are once again encouraged to work with our own innate psychic powers.
Looking back in history, we are shown how the visionaries who chose to use their “abilities” were considered a threat to rulers, church, and government. It was thought that when the people could self-guide, perhaps they would be more independent and not the dutiful followers of the rules and regulations of society. The knowledge of the ancients was kept only for the few, those chosen to keep the masses in line. Those who chose the path of knowledge had to learn and study in secret and the persecution of the “enlightened” can be found in all of the history books!
Now, the knowledge is once again beginning to surface, and it is there for all those who seek Higher Knowledge. Should you choose to delve into the psychic/intuitive aspects of yourself, your answers will be forthcoming. I admit that Metaphysical Study is not for everyone and that is the beauty of living in a time when we are encouraged to find our own Path to enlightenment.
Remember, Knowledge is the Greatest Power, so Walk in the Light
Marcia began her career as a school teacher, working with preschool through inner city high school students. She has worked with all aspects of Metaphysics for over 40 years and specializes in Tarot and Numerology. Marcia’s clients and students are in every state and throughout Europe. Marcia has taught over 400 students to “read” the Tarot for the purpose of self-guidance and to use the powerful symbolism of the Tarot to reach higher levels of spirituality. Her column, Spiritually Speaking, originally ran for 8 years in Attitudes Magazine in the Sarasota area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org