It’s been an interesting couple of days for me. As a psychic I often have spiritual growth spurts when new information drops in whether I like it or not. Sometimes this is challenging because it makes me see things a different way. My boundaries are pushed and the Universe asks me to go further into my awareness and expand myself and my capacity. Quite frankly, it can turn my world upside down and inside out as realisations challenge everything that has gone before.
The last few days have been like that. In one instance, I walked past someone and, although I know them well and felt their energy in every part of me, my eyes didn’t recognise them because I saw only the mask they were showing the rest of the world. I knew the person underneath but I didn’t recognise the person they were showing to the outside world.
That was a shock for me, but I shouldn’t have been surprised. When we try to play a role we believe is expected of us, we all put on a mask. It’s how we cope. ‘Maybe if I act like everything is okay and act like this role fits me, it will,’ we think.
But it doesn’t work.
Most people will be taken in by the mask because we can be very convincing. We will even convince ourselves that it fits for a while. But eventually our mask will slip, usually when we find ourselves with time on our hands and no one is around to distract us, and that’s when the realisations really start. Our mask falls to the floor and we realise we can’t and don’t want to play that role anymore. We don’t want to be that person we’re ‘supposed’ to be. We have to look at ourselves, go deep and face the truth within.
We want something different. We want to be the person we are on the inside. And often that person, our authentic self, is not the person we’ve been raised to be or who our culture expects us to be.
Some of us, maybe even you, will still try to wear the mask. And you may succeed for a while. But it will never really fit properly because the Universe will be asking you to go in another direction. It’s asking you to follow your heart and be who you truly are. And it’s asking you to listen to your inner voice to help you get where you need to be.
I know the person I saw the other day will have to remove their mask eventually and their outside will match their inside again. I’m looking forward to that day because that person on the inside is amazing.
In the meantime I know I can help other people who have already felt their mask slip.
I’m running a course that will help them find their way back to their authentic selves and empower them to chart their own path forward in a way that fits them.
If you’d like to know more and it feels right for you, I’d encourage you to visit the information on this website about my Nights for Spiritual Beginners – Introductory Course (see http://wp.me/Pirqj-g1) which begins this Wednesday in Brisbane. I’d love to see you there.
Imagine for a moment you are giant radio antenna positioned in the middle of a heavily populated area but someone forgot to tune you into a specific station. Instead your antenna is picking up signals from random and unidentified people and situations. It can feel like you’re picking up a radio play, the news, classic FM, rock and pop, and a chat show at random times for no obvious reason.
That’s what it can be like when you’re going through a psychic awakening.
You can be in the shower and suddenly have an insight that a friend of the family has been diagnosed with cancer. You can be sitting in a railway carriage and feel a huge lump in your throat and you’ll have to cough because the person two seats away isn’t speaking their truth to their travelling companion.
Other times you won’t have a clue where the feelings and thoughts come from because you won’t be tuned in properly. You’re just picking up signals from all over the place.
Are you supposed to do something with the scattered signals you’re receiving (if you can make sense of them)? Well, sometimes the information will be coming through to help you in some way, to give you an insight. But most of the time, at that early stage, you’re not supposed to do anything because you’re just picking everything that’s around you. You’re simply opening up to the energy that surrounds us all; you’re seeing and knowing things that a lot of people will never feel or notice. You’re beginning your psychic journey.
You may feel like you’re going a bit crazy – that’s pretty normal. But trust me, eventually you will learn how to manage the information you’re receiving. You will begin to understand when you’re picking up stuff just because you’re highly intuitive and then be able to let it go. You will also come to understand when the information you receive is for the purpose of helping you or someone else.
It’s a process that will take some time. But, as you become more skilled, you will increase your understanding of the metaphysical world you are part of and be able to use your gifts to help others and live your purpose. After all, that’s why you chose to have them in this lifetime.
If you’d like to meet other people who are beginning their psychic journey and learn how to manage your gifts in a safe environment, why not join us for the next Night for Spiritual Beginners in Brisbane on Wednesday, 15 April 2105. You can find out more and register at http://lucyandlife.com/a-night-for-spiritual-beginners/
One of the upsides of being psychic is you are often more sensitive to the feelings of others. You will sometimes literally feel what they are feeling.
This can also be a downside because you will feel things you may not want to feel. And you may know things you don’t necessarily want to know.
It can be a challenging gift to manage particularly when you’re starting your psychic journey.
Several years ago, I was on holiday in another country when I was suddenly overcome with feelings of terror. I was on a busy street and knew I was completely safe. There was no rational explanation for how I felt.
While this was happening, I thought of my close friend Cadie* but I didn’t know why. The feeling eventually passed, but the next day I called Cadie back in Australia.
She told me that the day before (when I’d been feeling terrified) her abusive partner had been threatening her with a knife. I had felt her fear although I was thousands of kilometres away.
The information completely freaked me out and I told her off for allowing herself to get into that situation in the first place.
‘I never want to feel that again!’ I said angrily.
Of course, it wasn’t her fault I felt her stuff. We were very close and, knowing what I know now about my psychic connection, it wasn’t surprising that I should feel her emotions in that extreme situation.
My experience with Cadie wasn’t the first time I’d connected into the feelings of someone I cared about. And it has definitely happened since.
When you are emotionally close to someone you will be naturally more connected to what is happening for them. And, depending on how your psychic skills manifest, you may feel or sense what they are going through even if they are in another suburb, state or country. And let me be clear, you may not be seeking to connect with them, it will just happen out of the blue while you’re walking down the street, washing the dishes or sitting at your office desk.
When their situation is extreme, you may feel it very strongly. You may not know the details of the situation but you will feel what they feel.
Fortunately, as I’ve been on this psychic journey for a while now, I can understand what’s happening to me. But it’s still unnerving, particularly when there is usually nothing I can do to change what’s happening. I’ve just had to accept that it’s part of the psychic package I’ve been given, and I’ve learned to manage it accordingly.
If you’d like to learn more about managing your emerging psychic abilities and would like to connect with others who are on a similar journey, please join us at the A Night for Spiritual Beginners on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 in Brisbane. More details are available at http://wp.me/Pirqj-g1
* All names changed. Cadie made it out of the relationship in one piece and is now living a much happier life.
My psychic awakening was exhilarating, confusing and often freaked me out. I’d had some psychic incidents during the preceding years but suddenly, over the course of 12 months, it seemed the Universe decided to slam its foot down on the psychic accelerator and I was an unwitting passenger locked inside the vehicle.
I found myself smelling and seeing things that weren’t ‘technically’ there and knowing things I couldn’t possibly know through any rational means. It was a truly bizarre existence.
I remember asking my mother, ‘Do you think I’m going mad? Should I simply call the men in the white coats to come and get me?’
‘No,’ she said. ‘I just think you see things other people don’t.’ Her reassurance helped me to accept that perhaps I wasn’t losing my mind.
I also sought the advice of a gifted psychic who provided me with support and guidance about what I was going through. She too reassured me that I was not going mad.
Time has passed and I’ve learned (usually the hard way) to manage my psychic gifts more effectively and use them to help others. It’s an ongoing educational process as new skills tend to show up when it’s time for me to use them.
Over the past year, I’ve had conversations with people who are beginning their own psychic awakening and, while their experiences are unique to them, their fears and confusion are very familiar to me. I’ve found, by drawing on my own experiences, that I’ve been able to provide guidance and support for their journey and I’ve decided to start a monthly event specifically for that purpose.
My first Night for Spiritual Beginners will be held on 18 March 2015 in Brisbane. People who are finding their way through the psychic awakening process will be able to meet like-minded souls, learn more about what they’re going through, and gain some vital skills to help them manage their special gifts and live their purpose.
Many people feel isolated and alone during their psychic awakening and it’s my hope this event will help to alleviate those feelings and create a community where we can share our experiences and grow together.
Registration is a requirement for this event and details can be found at http://wp.me/Pirqj-g1
Following on from my last blog, a friend asked how did I get to the point where I was strong enough to trust myself, know that I could make good decisions and then do what I knew was best for me…regardless of how unpopular it might make me.
I can’t say it happened overnight. It was more of an evolutionary process and the breakdown of my marriage was certainly part of it. I had a moment when the Universe sent me a very clear message that there was something wrong with the life I had created. Forces out of my control made me realise, ‘Hang on. Something is not right here.’
After my wake-up call I had to face parts of myself that I’d been pushing down for a long time. I’d been squashing them down because I’d been so worried about doing the right thing, being seen as the good person and never really believing that I knew what was best for me.
It should be noted that I resisted what I call the ‘face up to yourself’ process. After all, why would you want to face something that’s going to turn your whole life upside down?
But nevertheless, eventually, I had to look myself in the eye in the bathroom mirror and face who I really was. I no longer wanted the things I used to want. There was more to me than I thought. Who knew?
Then I had to accept the parts of me I knew might be unpopular with others. I had to accept that other people might not agree that I knew what was best for me. I had to let go of my fear of stuffing up, not being responsible and so on.
I also had to accept myself wholly and completely, including my flaws and weaknesses (I’m still working on this one).
Then after a long struggle (I was very, very hard on myself) I gave myself permission to make the decisions I knew were best for me. In this example, that meant leaving my marriage.
A few years have passed now and every year I get better at the whole trusting myself and my own decisions thing. I’m more in touch with my intuition than ever before and I’m not afraid to say, ‘No, this isn’t for me,’ and walk away from situations that others would put up with to ‘keep the peace’. I’m really not interested in keeping the peace at my own expense anymore. I just don’t see the point.
So I guess the short answer to my friend’s question is, firstly I was honest with myself about who I was and what I really wanted. Secondly, I accepted myself. Thirdly, I trusted myself to make good decisions and realised that I had to do what was best for me. And finally, I made decisions and took the actions I needed to take and dealt with the unpopularity that ensued.
In a nutshell, I realised that the right decisions for me might also make me unpopular.
A couple of weeks ago I was getting some feedback about my book (yes, the book I’m still editing) and was told perhaps I should rethink one of the chapters.
The chapter deals with clairvoyants and horoscopes and how single women will often rely heavily on these avenues when searching for love.
I was told that most people don’t believe in that stuff and might think I’m a bit, ‘you know’ if I included it.
Then I mentioned I’m psychic and believe in that ‘stuff’. The conversation quickly shifted to other topics.
The thing I found so interesting about the exchange was its black and whiteness. People have believed in God, an entity we cannot see and have not met, for hundreds of years. But to suggest that we can access our intuition about situations, connect with the energies that bind us all together and speak to the spirits of those who have passed over still makes some people uncomfortable.
In Western culture, we have always talked about instinct and gut feelings – a knowingness that has no foundation in what we see or any relation to the ‘facts’ we are presented with. Yet still we will know something isn’t right. Isn’t that a connection to information we don’t technically have?
What about those moments when, while sitting in quiet contemplation or engaged in a mindless activity, you are suddenly struck by a brilliant idea or concept? How can you you explain those times just before sleep, when you close our eyes and suddenly know the solution to a problem that’s been bothering you for days or weeks?
In these moments our minds are not consciously active. They are not scurrying around being productive and engaged in the serious pursuit of answers and information. Yet these are the times when the answers come. Some form of inner knowing kicks in to help and takes over where our mind leaves off.
Being open to my intuition and ability to connect to the world around me has made it easier for me to trust my own decisions (and make good decisions) even when they haven’t been based on what my mind regards as ‘facts’.
Many of the greatest minds in our history have also said they ‘trusted their gut instincts’ when making decisions. Some of the great business strategists of the 21st century have said the same thing.
And there have been numerous times when I’ve corrected a student’s work and they’ve said, ‘Oh, that’s what I did the first time but then I changed it.’ Did their mind just over-ride their instinct?
Being psychic just means that my intuition and instincts are a little more developed than others. But I’m not ‘you know…crazy’ and I’m not the only psychic person out there. I meet them every day. It also feels like people in the public eye are talking about this stuff more and more. Some of the most creative thinkers of our time are talking about ideas coming through them or inspiration coming from another place. They are not passive in the process but they are open to receiving information from a place that is not their mind.
I feel like there is a shift happening that’s allowing us to access opportunities, discoveries and solutions that our rational thoughts have previously blocked or discarded. This can only be a good thing for our development as a human race and as a community. Imagine the possibilities.
In the meantime, I’d like to suggest that maybe, just maybe, there a lot of people in the world who are more ‘psychically intuitive’ than they think….they’re just calling it gut instinct.