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How do you discover your psychic "gift" ?

For those of you who practice shamanism or occultism or various other pagan and/or mystic “isms” I’ve been speaking a lot with a friend of mine who’s able to easily speak with spirits. She’s contacted my own guides for me a few times and it’s been indicated to me that my gifts may not be in the realm of seeing, hearing, or communicating with spirits but in something else. How did those of you who did discover what your talents are do it, and is there any help anyone could give me? Thanks.
For the record, most answers that either condemn me to hell or claim that science is the be all/end all of everything and that I should get a cat-scan, will be ignored, especially as Christianity is narrow-minded enough to create it’s own vacuum and most science-mongers who frequent religion boards in an attempt to “show someone how smart I am” have no idea what they’re talking about anyway (as the ones that do tend to understand that science as we grasp it now is so limited as to not yet encompass enough to actually be the be all/end all of everything.)
Any help regarding how to find such gifts, develop them, or discover them, would be great, thanks.


  1. I learned how to find, develop and use my clairvoyant abilities through chakra meditations. I am working on learning other techniques so that I am not always using the clairvoyant gifts. It also helped me to talk to a local lady whom uses her gifts in her everyday rituals. Not only did I have someone to help me along the way and know if I was doing things “right”, it made me feel less like a freak.

  2. Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
    Deu 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
    Deu 18:12 For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
    Those forces are not good, they are not of God and there are no “natural forces”. They’re deceptions and come only from demons and/or satan. You may have good intentions and the power might look good but it’s not. There’s no such thing as “white magic”, there is only magic and it’s all bad.
    Do more research on what you are getting into. These things are not as nice and good as they seem, they can harm you. Don’t let yourself be decieved.
    And for the record, I’m Christian. I’m not trying to force anything onto you. I’m telling you these things because I want to help you. Just do more research on it.

  3. I learned part of my talent by accident at school. Reading minds. That was hard to deal with, because it involved hearing others’ thoughts during exams, and I got confused over whether or not this ability was cheating in some way. It comes and goes now; most people don’t think in sentences anyways.
    The predicting the future stuff came about when I wrote my dreams in a journal, and then after a few years, these dreams with the people wound up being real. That messed me up psychologically for a few years (I got really paranoid about writing in journals), because I didn’t have anybody who could help me understand what was happening.
    Reading books about other people with the gifts helps a lot.

  4. What “gift/s”?
    Let’s look at empathy for a moment (one so called “gift” that New Age folk love to own).
    Empathy implies a certain level of competence (maturity?) on our part to effectively slide between our sense of self and our sense of others, for meaningful interactions triggered by the unique experiences of another person whilst maintaining our integrity of self.
    Regardless of how else we might define empathy, we can probably acknowledge that it involves a combination of emotional response, insights, and self-controls on our part. Let’s place this combo under our proverbial microscope for a moment.
    1. FEELINGS: When we activate our empathetic response, we do so in the first instance, because we draw on similarities between the experiences/feelings of others and that of our selves. The similarities we gauge lead us to a sense of shared feelings, which in turn elicits our re-action to act supportively, sympathetically, aggressively etc dependent upon the situation and context.
    Observe and consider your first reactions to the following example. What might you share in common with this woman? Could you imagine yourself in a similar situation?
    Example: In the recent bushfire tragedy just north of Melbourne, Australia, that took centre stage on the world news, we learnt that a number of folk died trying to outrun the fires. One woman, reported a journalist, found dead in the burnt-out shell of her car, had, on the passenger seat beside her, her most treasured pieces of crockery.
    2. INSIGHTS: When we engage our sense of empathy in our interactions with others, we do so because we draw on our capacity to use a combination of cognitive processes. We might deliberately connect the dots on existing aspects of experience as memory, sensory perceptions and the communicated information, for example, to walk a mile in someone’s shoes, so to speak. The amount of data that we can bring together at any one time will determine whether or not we can reach a level of empathy.
    Observe and consider your first reactions to the following example. What might it take for you to transpose yourself into the subjective reality of this teenage girl? Could you imagine yourself in a similar situation?
    Example: Council workers find the decomposing body of a new born infant in a dumpster. Forensic examination of the remains suggests that the mother requires urgent medical attention. Police find the young teenage mother in an inner-urban squat, a smile on her dazed face, and completely off her head on drugs (composite, made-up story from similar news items).
    3. CONTROLS: Before we can re-act with empathy, we must first understand our own perceptions and emotional nuances. If we do not know ourselves, how can we begin to appreciate what someone else experiences? We must also find a sense of detachment, because it serves no purpose whatsoever to become entangled in the emotions of others. Empathy requires boundaries, namely, self-discipline, ownership and control of one’s own emotions, and the acuity to discern the difference between self generated signals and those that come from outside the self.
    Observe and consider your first reactions to the following example. What will it take for you to re-act without mimicking the focus of this horror-image and welling up in tears? Could you imagine yourself in a similar situation?
    Example: The film report from a world news camera crew pans on the tearful face of little boy about three years of age, standing bewildered beside the bullet-riddled bodies of his parents caught in the cross-fire of a war zone (composite, made-up story from similar news items).
    Now in this quick foray into empathy I offered three images to engage your attention and feelings. I just placed them in situ for you to quietly consider what you think you know about yourself and your reactions to yucky stuff that happens. However, my three examples do come with a punch-line that reads:
    If these examples (above) caused you any personal distress, then you do not pass go and you do not collect 200 etc in terms of empathy.


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