Psychic powers take many forms. The best definition of a psychic is a person who is able to know things by unconventional means. This may be through the use of some tools like tarot cards or spirit boards or simply through a highly developed lower and higher consciousness, where the lower consciousness governs intuition (felt in the solar plexus) and the higher consiousness is more sophisticated and involves the receipt of very explicit information (through the third eye chakra involving the pineal gland).
Tarot cards are a common method of obtaining such information and developing you psychic powers. This idea is explored in, "How to Read the Tarot for Fun, Profit and Psychic Development." Using them helps to enhance your latent abilities.
How Do Tarot Cards Work?
The Pitfalls of Possessing Psychic Powers
Advice to Psychically Sensitive People in Difficult Times
Exactly how is it possible to obtain information and predict the future with a deck of tarot cards? No one can say for sure how tarot cards work, but anyone who has had success with them as a reader or as the recipient of a reading can tell you that, in capable hands, they do work very well.
As a seasoned reader, I'm constantly amazed at what can be discovered with the cards and how remarkably accurate predictions can be. Tarot cards, even in the hands of a less than adept reader, can give some surprising results.
The amazing accuracy of the cards may have something to do with the fact that ancient, esoteric knowledge is woven into their imagery.
For example, all of the planets traditionally used in astrology, the days of the week, numerology and archetypes can be found. And, one of the most powerful elements in the tarot, is the incorporation of the Hebrew Qabala and the Tree of Life.
Even if the reader does not fully comprehend all of this - and no one possibly could really understand it all - the influence of these things is present in the cards.
These elements represent innumerable possibilities and potential opportunities or points of resistance in various aspects of life that matter to people: Career, inter-personal relationships, money, success, romance and so on.
The tarot can shine a light on potential opportunities or problems by helping you tap into these same archetypal and symbolic representations that exist in your own subconscious. Reading the tarot means being able to interpret these symbols and relate them to something tangible or intangible in the life of an individual.
One of the main reasons people go for a tarot reading is to get an overview of a situation. They want all the information they can get, so they can select an appropriate course of action for themselves.
The tarot shows us possibilities. It reveals that some elements in the future are fixed, others are changeable. Many are in the hands of others and their own exercise of free will.
We cannot control everything in our lives because we cannot control the attitudes and actions of other people - at least, not easily. But, we can be prepared for the future, for both it's opportunities and its possible perils.
The Pitfalls of Possessing Psychic Powers
If you have "the gift" of psychic abilities, you will find that your abilities can be a blessing to yourself and others. Although, they can also be a burden for you, at times. This is especially true when you know something is going to happen, but you can't convince other people of what you know so that trouble can be averted.
Looking into the future can help you prepare for it, if you are in a position to so. The physical equivalent of this kind of preparedness is to have food and water storage, batteries, a full tank of gas, cash on hand and anything you might need in the event of a disaster of some kind. People who live in areas where natural disasters are common take these precautions all the time.
Reading the tarot cards or consulting the spirits by means of a spirit board are simply other ways to prepare for the future by using your psychic abilities to obtain information. It is the paranormal version of turning on the television or radio for the latest news. The benefits are obvious: If you have an idea what is coming you can see what you might do to avert disaster or, at least, prepare for the unavoidable.
Sometimes you may look into the future and see things coming that you can't do anything about except to prepare. At those times, you may not be able to do much to prepare on the physical level, but you can appeal to the gods, the goddesses, your angels, the saints and your ancestors for help.
Sometimes fire seems to rain from heaven on good people for no reason. And, we are in a time of world-wide turmoil with corruption, wars and disasters of epic proportions. If there has ever been a time to appeal to a higher power, it may be now.
To be a psychic in this time can be a little overwhelming, but it is still a good thing. It is important to be able to look into the future and be prepared for whatever opportunities or problems are on the horizon and to try to prepare others if they will listen to us.
April - 19, 2011
These are difficult times for many people around the world. It seems as if a dark shadow has fallen over the world. The tragic earthquakes in areas of the world like Haiti, Chile and Japan have literally shaken the planet to its core, knocking it off its axis. The planet is also being assaulted by solar activity, which is due to peak in 2011 and 2012. And another powerful force, the moon, is presently very close to the earth.
While many people's lives have been disrupted by major tragedies, lots of people are suffering from smaller scale but very difficult ones. Joblessness is at a very high level, with some real estimates indicating an unemployment rate near 50% in the U.S, despite much lower government figures. Fraudulent banking practices and foreclosures are rampant and it seems that corruption has spread like a wildfiire through many companies and services. It's as if we are fighting a war on multiple fronts.
This is a difficult time for psychics. Your first impulse may be to shut down and try not to look at what is going on. It is especially difficult to see bad things coming and know that there is no way to avert disaster. But, it is important to keep our eyes open so we can prepare.
If you are psychic, share your gift with those who will let you and who appreciate your talents. Help yourself and whoever else you can.
Don't let skeptics talk you out of doing things in your life in accordance with what you know with your own special knowing. They won't understand. They might even think you're crazy. But, that's okay. If you do not follow your instincts or heed that audio or visual flash you've received telling you what is going to happen, you will be sorry.
Keep yourself calm and focused. This is almost impossible when the world is falling down around you. But, try to do some kind of meditation or breathing exercise, even if it is only for 5 minutes a day. If you can't find a peaceful place to meditate, go into the bathroom, draw a bath for yourself and lock the door for 20 minutes. Light and candle for meditative focus.
Create an altar in your house and use this as a place of meditation and prayer. If you've never created an altar, don't worry. There's no right or wrong way. Bring things to the altar that are significant to your sense of peace and personal power. Typical items are representations of the four elements, blessed water, salt, feathers or bells, incense, candles, crystals, herbs, statues, pentacles and other symbols.
Take care of yourself physically. Eat well, exercise regularly and don't deprive yourself of sleep.
Cleanse and protect your house physically and spiritually. Keep your house clean and uncluttered. Sweep you house with a broom, imagining any unwholesome spirits going out the door. Bless your house with oil or Holy water.
Take ritual cleansing baths with sea salt and a few drops of an energetically purifying essential oil like lavender or rosemary.
Try to surround yourself with positive people and eliminate negative influences in your life.
Finally, make reading the tarot or communicating with spirits of the departed a daily or weekly practice. Seek guidance for yourself and others. Commune with good spirits and ask for their help, especially, in times of trouble.
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Psychics were developed during the Cold War by both the Soviets and the Americans