What do You Expect of Spiritual People?

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Recently I’ve read lots of posts from deeply spiritual people who feel disappointed by either the culture of spiritual gurus, or by specific people. This got to me thinking. So this week, I’ve been talking to people about what they expect from spiritual people in general, or from gurus in particular, and I’ve also been wondering about whether the concept of the guru is becoming a little outdated. In my conversations I saw a few common threads. First were the people who were disappointed by the integrity of spiritual people who were making predictions or looking for people to follow them under false pretenses of being inhumanly perfect.

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Recognising your own Psychic Senses

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Do you like old houses? I love looking around a stately home. I enjoy the old furniture, the libraries, getting the feel of the energies in the place. I wouldn’t want to sleep in one, but for a day out it’s like a gateway into a different reality. This summer I visited a manor house. Nobody else wanted to look round the house, so I went on my own. I’ve not explored one of these places on my own before, and I relished the opportunity to really focus on the energies without distraction. One of the first rooms was empty apart from portraits, and an amazing view over the gardens. While I was wandering through, the word ‘Trapped,’ came into my mind.

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Comfort Zone: Restriction or Guide?

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The idea of being in your comfort zone conjures images of comfy slippers, sitting by the fire, and avoiding any challenging opportunities that might open your life up to something new, something challenging or exciting. But is that image out of date? I was brought up to believe it was right to push yourself out of your comfort zone. But as I’ve traveled further on my spiritual journey, that comfort instinct has begun to operate very differently.

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The Allure of the Crystal Ball

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Since I was a young girl, I have had a fascination with crystals balls. The image of a Romany woman hovering her ring adorned hands over the large glass sphere set in front of her on the table, her bracelets jingling against each other as she slowly moved her fingers along the sphere’s surface, staring into the clear ball, has always been what appeared in my mind whenever I contemplated divination. There was always something mysterious and captivating about the crystal ball sitting on that table; I desired to be that Romany woman. I wanted to experience the mystical powers of the crystal ball for myself, but it seemed that I didn’t have the means to purchase one, at least not until last year.

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Survey Results: How Psychics ‘See’

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What does psychic really mean? And how do people see and hear intuitively? These are questions that fascinate me. I know how I see and hear, and what the term psychic means to me, but I know other people experience their gifts in very different ways. On TV and in books extrasensory gifts are very black and white. People know everything, or they’re completely ‘normal’. If they have visions, they pass out or enter into the scene in an almost physical way. Messages are irrefutable and iron clad. In reality my experience has been very different.

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Using Automatic Writing to Develop Intuition

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I discovered my spiritual journey through automatic writing. It began quite suddenly when I did my first meditation and saw a past life. I was a teenager at the time and found the whole thing extremely exciting. If I’m honest, I still do. I saw a moment in that life which played in my mind like a slightly fuzzy TV screen. I didn’t hear sound through my ears, but I knew what was being said because I heard everything in my mind telepathically. As with all past life work, the next stage was to work out what this meant. Why was I being shown this particular scene, and what did it mean to me. This was where the notebooks came in.

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Psychic Collaboration: A Spiritual Adventure

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of looking inside for answers. This week I am going to take the opposite tack, and talk about the wonders of being surrounded by like-minded and supportive people. I’ve been lucky. Despite being in the closet for most of my life, I have always had one or two people I could be open with, and who could support me. I have a close psychic friend who I regularly turn to when things get tricky and she comes to me when she needs help. But why would we need help? I hear you ask. If we’re psychic shouldn’t we know everything already?

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Synchronicities: Messages from the Universe

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Last year my parents, my sister and her husband went to India. They were going just before Christmas, so there was lots of talk of presents and I asked them to bring me back a Goddess. ‘What kind of goddess do you want?’ they asked. ‘A picture or a statue? And which goddess are you after?’ After all, there’s no shortage of goddesses to choose from in India. I was irritatingly vague. ‘You’ll know,’ I said. ‘Just choose the goddess that calls to you. The one you love will be the right one.’

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