We all have one in our family… the crazy aunt that reads tarot cards, the cousin that visits the gypsy crystal ball reader, or the ‘friend of the family’ that believes that he can read other people’s minds. For many of us, the thought of developing our psychic abilities conjures up fears of becoming one of those clichés. Not to mention the ridicule that goes with it. But what if there were practical benefits to discovering, and then developing, your own intuitive nature? In fact, there can be tangible benefits to exploring your natural spiritual side.
Every religion, faith or creed speaks to a spiritual component of our physical lives. Now there are diverse opinions, to be sure, as to the details on this matter. But most agree that there is some part of us that exists beyond our physical bodies. The idea of a ‘spirit world’ permeates our culture in television programs like Medium & The Ghost Whisperer, reality shows like Ghost Hunters & Paranormal State, and in hundreds of movies and thousands of books. The wild popularity of these programs, movies and books stem from an subconscious feeling we have that there is more going on than just being born, living our lives… and then dying.
So if there is something spiritually going on around you, why not become aware of it; why not learn to use it like any other natural resource. The truth is… connecting to a greater reality can reap real-life benefits.
Expand Your Personal Awareness-
The digitally driven, fast paced world we live in has created a sense of separation from others, maybe more so than at any time in recent history. We spend too much time in our heads, on our cell phones, at our computers and watching TV. And, this observation comes from a guy who loves his gadgets. The danger is that when too much time is spent alone, it becomes easy to lose your sense of perspective. Everything becomes personal. We forget the big-picture things like family, friends and a relationship with a spiritual existence beyond petty little wants and desires.
In exploring your psychic awareness, you’ll begin to connect with a greater reality. You realize that you are just one voice in the vast chorus of voices. Ultimately realizing that you are not, and never really were, at the center of your ego-driven universe. This awareness itself is worth the effort of developing your psychic abilities. To become centered again in what is TRULY important, and begin to see the workings of a spiritual presence in your life, and in the life of your friends, family and even community. This journey does not have to be a sorrowful, lonely path except when we feel at-odds with, and not connected to, the world in which we live.
Discover a Sense of Purpose and Direction-
There seems to be a profound sense for so many of feeling lost in a world that is ‘out of control’. However, by developing your connection to a greater power outside yourself, the occurrence of fortunate coincidences and serendipitous chance meetings began to happen with greater and greater frequency. Even at the beginning stages of psychic development, spirit will begin to work with and guide you through your daily journeys. As you further develop your relationship with this ‘greater power’, your life cannot help but to begin to feel less random and more guided; guided by what and by whom, however, is just part of the overall adventure for you to discover. This isn’t something to work toward by the way, it is a natural side-effect of developing your own psychic awareness.
Attain Greater Peace of Mind-
Almost all of our desires relate back to the idea of ‘peace of mind’. The fault in our thinking is, however, that some outside ‘thing’ can ever give us peace of mind. The genuine soul-centered peace of mind we seek flows naturally from a soul-centered being. Jesus told us to seek first the Kingdom of God and that all things will be added unto us. He is speaking directly to the idea of living a soul-centered life. In pursuing a deeper relationship with a higher power at work in your life, you will just naturally release your ideas of finding ‘what you want’ in the world outside yourself. Without any effort on your part, a greater sense of calm and peace will begin to appear in your heart. Gandhi said “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” Don’t stand by waiting for peace to come to you. Peace is yours to have, right here-right now.
Hopefully these ideas ignite an interested in you to pursue this exciting path of self-discovery whether you are new on your psychic journey or are already well down this road.