Born Psychic or Made Psychic
I wasn’t born psychic but I was born knowing. But, like most people, I didn’t know what I knew and I didn’t realize that not everyone was like this. That’s one of the things that my paranormal study revealed – the number of adults who, as children, felt different from their peers. Very different! That sense of difference, and in some cases the acting out of that difference, had a marked impact on people’s lives.
In the survey, participants confided about their early encounters with the paranormal. Some were embraced and encouraged by their families and friends. Others were ostracized and made to learn early in life to keep their own counsel. Subliminally or consciously they learnt to keep quiet about the things they saw, heard, smelt and felt that were not part of the physical world. Oftentimes, this sense of isolation has stayed with them.
Paranormal activity wasn’t talked about much back then – how could it be? There wasn’t a lot of time and it certainly wasn’t a topic that featured much. Remember, that’s all there was back then. This was the world before technology took hold. Words like cyberspace, email and Google hadn’t even been coined and the Internet was still in the making. No social media: no blogs; no Twitter; no internet forum or podcasts; no Facebook, Digg, Flickr, or YouTube. Just the radio, the t.v., the newspaper, the library and a sparsely stocked bookshop. That’s all. Very little opportunity for information sharing; even less chance to discuss paranormal experiences.
Back then, things tended not to be dealt with at an international or even a national level. Life was very much played at the local level and for some people local meant very localized. In our house, there was talk of old aunts and their magical powers and ghosts in dimly lit hallways, but psi wasn’t something that was dwelt on. There wasn’t time. My parents were doing their best at making a life for their family – working full time, running their own business and raising two daughters. The paranormal was neither encouraged nor discouraged. It was always just there.
It’s against this background that my desire to understand the other side of life lingered – sometimes simmering to the top, oftentimes bubbling away unobtrusively.
(PS I googled Cummins, where I was born and this is about the only photo that came up.)
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What was your experience of growing up with the paranormal?
I understand about the childhood. There were several unexplained events I experienced as a child only to be told it was just m imagination. To this day I can still remember the events as if they just occurred. So this is a very interesting subject for me.
Martha My research indicates that the paranormal is not confined to any age bracket and as with other experiences in childhood, encounters with the psychic realms tend to have a lasting impact. And this is not always positive.
My research collected sufficient numbers of accounts to be statistically significant. My hope it that adults who are caregivers of children – in whatever capacity – begin to accept that paranormal experiences can and do begin early in life.
Later in my blog Ill be revealing more about this and some of the collated quotes may well strike a chord….
For too long children’s accounts have been swept aside as unreliable fantasies. I’m sure some stories are indeed just that. But, there are many accounts that don’t fit this bill. The trick is to discern the difference and to that the guardians of our youngest members must at least be made aware of the early onset of psychic incidences.
this talent i believe is inherent to all people taking an example (this is my personal assessment)that we are created into the image and likeness of god and i would say not on the level of being blasphemous nor sacrilegious to any religion which up do this writing is against the paranormal to what they say is devilish.
we are created into his likeness and his image like for example taking a cupful of sea water and strewn into land we believe that every essence of the droplet of the sea water in the land is a part of that huge body of water and we are the same as Jesus says in the bible what ever i can do you can do better after i have gone he already knew that people possesses the same paranormal powers that he has in different degrees to different people. this is highly debatable but much have been written about this phenomena more so here in the country where i was born the Philippines, where there are healers who up to this day performs paranormal surgery and the like but not to discount countless people who are fakes but then again the master Jesus says we will know them by their fruits.
one of the books i read was from a medical doctor a scientist who delved into the paranormal and together with other scientists performed test on those practitioners of the unknown and he is Dr. George Meeks
i hope i contributed
As you said, interest in the paranormal in my family was neither encouraged or discouraged. Grown-ups were just trying to keep on, make a living, and survive. My grandparents were from another country and we were still brought up in a very old-fashioned manner with a strong Catholic influence. The mysticism of the Catholic religion and the works and miracles of the Saints left an indelible impression upon me. My sister and I were always open to the reality of these types of things. Although for a very long time, I never personally had any encounters or paranormal experiences until my grandma, mother, and sister died. . . When you share these events with others, you are often met with skepticism. It is easier to keep it to yourself. But I know what happened.
Skepticism is hard to deal with Louise – especially head on. I tend to shy away from it. The paranormal is such an emotive topic but Im not sure why actually. Any ideas why it pushes so many buttons?
I grew up in a family where psychic experiences were just normal and discussed openly. I knew I was different for I could communicate with my animals when I was in my early teens. I look back on that now and wow, what an experience. I still have a unique way with animals. I also saw at a friends house a spirit of a small boy crawl under a bed.I couldn't believe my eyes. I bent down and pulled up the bed skirt and he was not there. It took me awhile to tell my friend of what I saw, he believed me. But not to tell the children for it would frighten them.
Cindy, thanks for adding your own experiences. I, for one believe that children are much more resilient and open than we give them credit for. I have brought my two daughters up assuming they will take their lead from me and they have. They are open to the possibilities of the universe and they will find their own truth!
Though I don't recall any paranormal experiences as a young child, my extended family included my maternal grandparents who had come to America from the proverbial "Old Country." My grandmother in particular was a believer in, shall we say, "non-scientifically based" phenomena, something my "modern" parents thought was silly superstition. Indeed it probably was, but it left me open to and curious about the subject.
I do think that our experiences as children provide one of the important filters through which we see life. Some parents tell their children outright that the paranormal doesnt exist. What they fail to say it that this is a statement of their belief, nothing more. It would be interesting to follow this idea through and see exactly what kind of message, those who do experience the paranormal, actually received on the home front.
Another area worthy of further research, I think, is the connection between formalised religion and belief in the paranormal. Does a strong religious faith support or contradict belief in the paranormal? I dont know the answer. Any thoughts?
I was bought up in Mormon church who preached about a heavenly afterlife, and spirit world with god or go directly to hell. Always felt out of place with this religion as I asked too many questions (of the wrong kind) and they didn’t have the answers I seek. One question I asked when I was 7 yr old is, "Where are the dinosaurs, there not in the bible, but there are dinosaur bones." They were shocked that I questioned the bible and never did give me an answer.
Discovered I had an extraordinary psychic gift if you could call it a gift (more a burden) in my late 20’s. Tried to open up to my family, some are still in the church, but very bad idea, they looked at me like I needed exorcising. I never spoke about my experiences with the spirits ever again, as this subject bought fear into their eyes. I don’t ever discuss it now, but I was instructed to keep a diary (by the spirits) and did so over 12 years. “They” tell me now is the time to open this up, but I don’t know, I am not so sure ad its still very difficult to discuss this subject openly. JS
You were one smart child by the look of it. Funny how we are encouraged to ask questions – but more so the right questions (i.e. the ones that lead to the acceptable answers). Its quite a curious thing that many followers of the Bible and other ancient texts are afraid of the paranormal? As I discussed in my thesis what is the difference between everyday ghost sightings and the historical accounts of sightings in these tomes? I suggest it is just a different name for the same parapsychological phenomenon – so why be threatened?
Re the timing of your opening up – Id like to suggest that you might like to find a mentor to help you. Some people put it out to the universe to provide an answer – when the student is ready the master appears. I believe fully opening to the universal possibilities of the paranormal does require help and protection. So, if you are not ready to open up, then it might be because you havent got all the supports you will need in place. Hope that makes sense.
Is there anyone else who is a Psychic Revolution participant who can offer more suggestions and advice?
i guess by posting here it might bring about more controversy but it is my experience that whilst ALL of us are borne with these wonderful psychic intuitive ‘gifts’, some children come through with a more ‘openess’ than others. Some children are borne with this ‘knowing’ ‘feeling’ ‘seeing’ and some find it extremely easy then to connect on a spiritual level (in particular – mediumship, by being able to connect to the ‘other side’, especially if it is at a time when there is some upheaval or abuse (be it physical, emotional, or just environmental by listening to abuse)in those early childhood years, when the inner child is being developed. The vibration of hearing abuse is nearly as potent as experiencing it, if one is sensitive. The psychic phenomena can be increased at that point until they are about 12 years of age, when our higher self (teenage years and rebellion) starts to develop and we (society) start to rationalise the mind more, and then start to ‘close down’. Though some of us choose not to.
I recently played my Crystal Singing Bowls to a classroom of 30 children of 11 years of age and 85% of that class felt the vibrations within their physical body, could see the colour of the note and describe where it was connecting to them. The teacher in the class could not! and was astounded at how ‘open and intuitive’ children are !!! (HELLO!)
Its definately time as parents, as a society, to ‘learn’ with our children and ‘teach’ them about ‘SPIRIT’, so they are EMPOWERED as to how to manage and protect themselves and their ‘gifts’.
I’m not sure why you feel that your comments are controversial. I for one can understand that children come into this world ‘open’ – whether that varies in degrees I’m not sure – and as they descend more into the physical realms, then for most the other realms close. Maybe, as you suggest this is only for a time and then maybe it is that some people ‘open again’ later in life. Certainly my survey finding show that some types of paranormal experiences are more prevalent later in life. Maybe we ‘open’ and close, only to ‘open’ again if we choose or the circumstances make us ripe for this as we grow older? Any thoughts anyone?
As a child I would just know things.
I remember telling my mum that our pet bird Billy was going to fly away. I was 5 and living in London at the time.
Mum was feeding him, but I knew he was not going to be there the next day so I told her. Mum answered me with don’t be silly he cannot get out of his cage.
But the next day he had got out. The cage door was open and he was gone and nothing more was said about it.
Jennie, If I knew you better I’d have a laugh with you about you being found the next morning standing next to the cage, with the door latch in your hand.
Queue Blackadder and Rowan Atkinson: As far as I can see from the evidence, you’re as guilty as a puppy sitting beside a pile of poo. 🙂
Anyway, having deviated to show my personality Jennie, back to your seemingly early example of psychic ability. How did your family cope with these sorts of events? Did you learn to keep quiet and not talk about the future or did you continue to speak out? In most cases it seems to be that children learn early to keep their own counsel.
My family kept telling me ” it’s just your imagination” so in the end I just stopped telling them, but at the age of 8/9 I kept seeing spirit people and I needed to understand why. I would tell my mother but not my father. By now she knew I had this gift but her answer was still the same, until I became much older.
By the time I was grown up my mother had excepted my gift. She then told me she had had her own experiences of knowing things. So i at least found where my gift came from. Later still mum would tell me it was on both sides of our family.
I think you have highlighted one of the difficulties Jennie. what many refer to as imagination may in fact be intuition or more. Im sure there is a paranormal element to imagination eve – if you believe it you can conceive it, and all that.
I wish there was some way of helping children at the time their gifts open up but Im sure a website would not be the answer as it would attract the wrong elements. So, how do we help the youngest generation Jennie? Any ideas?
Does anyone else have ideas perhaps?
I have a friend of a friend call Gary Manyon. I think he has started a school to help these children.
He is what we would call an Indigo adult. Still only in his 20s he has been on TV here in England. He also has his own website. I think that more of these young adults will feel the need to start up places of this nature in the future. They will be guided to do so. These children are so gifted they will just know what is needed, after all they are here to change things!
Gary travels to different counties and places here in Britain talking about his experiences and teaching parents of children with ADHD.
I think all psychic children should be helped to handle their abilities. These children can be very confused at times. When confronted with spirit loved ones appearing at the foot of the bed, this can and is very scary. I spent many a sleepless night in the dark well into my young adulthood.
There was no one to confide in then but now more people are becoming aware of spiritual things and psychic abilities.
With my own children I knew what was happening. Often seeing the same things my children where seeing. So I could at least help them.
It did not stop them being afraid. But later as adults themselves, they have a better understanding and can pass that down to their own children, who by the way are all psychic.
Reading your story has left me feeling complete Jennie. I don’t know exactly why but the sense of traditions being passed down through the generations somehow seems the way things should be.
It just feels right.
Thanks for sharing more about your life Jennie and for giving us Gary’s name. I intend to look him up on Google now so thanks for that lead.
Love the way you have described the inner knowing and not knowing how or why you know what you know.
I promised I would share dreaming my therapy.
I was a clinical hypnotherapist and trained in massage by a Chiropractor. I didn’t particularly like either modalities so one night before slept I lay on my bed and had a little talk to God. I have no religious background so this is the only way I can describe how it was for me.
I said that I didn’t enjoy the massage as such as I didn’t see the value in just feeling good and then next day back in pain, so I asked if there was anything available that would enable people to function pain free. I would do my best to work for everyone’s highest good in the name of God……….the biggest light bulb went of in my head and after a time I fell asleep….
From that time onwards for many months I would dream and wake in the morning feeling like I had been to work every night. I had no idea what to do with what I was seeing at the time. I would remember the spine then an arm on and on it went. I just knew that I had to put into practice what I was remembering.
My son at the time had had a massive car accident and was in pain constantly so I had the greatest guinea pig. I also practiced on my mother and my other children. Slowly but surely body mechanics was born.
I practice this three days a week and I have found that we still have little understanding of the human body. We service our cars but we never look at ourselves as needing a service until sometimes the pain is so unbearable we then go to the doctor and then we either end up on pills or need hip or knee replacements when all that could have been avoided with maintenance.
I do have to add that it did take me a good three years to be game to treat others outside friends and relatives and another two years to feel in any way confident.
Carole I totally agree with you and the car maintenance analogy!
Most of us, including me, operate from a mindset of ‘if its not broken dont fix it’ but unfortunately, as I am finding this year with my family and my own body, usually we don’t know we are broken until late.
I love the testimonials you have on your blog. In this day and age, personal recommendations stand for a lot and if your work is as good as it seems then congratulations you are on your life’s path.
Will you be exploring absent healing work some time down the track – the virtual is the new black 🙂
I can certainly relate to many of the comments here. From being told “its just my imagination” to going to Hell for even thinking of questioning the dogma and/or doctrines of our church. The question that got me in boiling, not “Hot”, water in 3rd grade Sunday School was: “If only Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel existed…where did the rest of us come from if there wasn’t incest?”
When my faithful dog or loving pet cat would curl up with in bed at night we’d have the most wonderful “conversations”…well I talked and they listened, but I was amazed that frequently I would “see” or “remember” things from a ‘down low visual perspective’…as if from their eyes, not my own. Sometimes, on events I was not present at, so what was that?
And yes, I do believe we are indeed “Created in the image of God”, just not the one as described in religious texts. We have a Universe full of amazing abilities ‘built into us’ if we but access, exercise and enable these abilities. Anything is possible through the concepts of our thinking and initiating the great ‘It is, so let it be’ within each of us!
There was zero encouragement of anything non-religious in my home, while growing up. If any of us three kids didn’t speak, quote or answer in the ‘from Scripture context’, it was the “wrong” answer. Except for my “Mormor”, my mother’s mother. She wouldn’t encourage paranormal perspectives per se, but she would always say “that’s an interesting view” and “why do you think that is?” and let me explain myself. If it wasn’t blatant blasphemy against the Bible, she would either encourage me a bit or just ramble along on the religious view about events…so a very soft encouragement…but she allowed a child to speak their mind.
It was most fascinating to read Anon’s experiences with the crystal singing bowls. We have a set of 3 antique Tibetan brass bowls. I work with them on a regular basis and quite often combine massage and placing bowls on the affected areas (or close to depending on area) for vibration therapy on my wife and Self. With our own form of Reiki, massage and the bowls seems to have a long effect on particularly problem areas of the body.
As far as I’m concerned, doing our best to remember, and enact, the concepts of the “It is, so let it Be!’ we can develop and use our built in abilities at will. When we combine that with “Doing that which is Right”, it is then that I feel our Self, God and the Cosmos is at peace, harmony and synchronicity with each other. And, when we focus and maintain that process, anything is indeed possible.
Blessings of Peace
What many early experients seem to have in common is a knowing. Some will express it verbally; others will demonstrate their knowledge through actions. No matter, there seems to be a knowing that goes beyond this lifetime.
That I think is the important point. Those who have children of their own and those who are entrusted with their care need to be made aware of possibilities that they probably have never even thought about. Some how we have come to accept the idea of an imaginary friend…but there is so much more to the private lives of some children than this.
As a parent I know how difficult it is to really listen to children. There seems to be 100 things that need doing, organising, requiring our attention and it is understandable that the quiet knowings can be overlooked.
So, how do we help children be heard? Does it happen one child at a time or is there a more elegant way of handling masses of enlightened beings?
Thanks for your story Dave. It seems you had a pretty strict/narrow upbringing. I wonder if that lead to you finding your own path, rather than toeing the party line?
Rosemary commented/asked: “So, how do we help children be heard? Does it happen one child at a time or is there a more elegant way of handling masses of enlightened beings?
Thanks for your story Dave. It seems you had a pretty strict/narrow upbringing. I wonder if that lead to you finding your own path, rather than toeing the party line?”
Someone commented above that they knew a friend who was working with children with “Gifts” so I am encouraged to believe that there are people who are doing their best to teach as many as possible how to use their Abilities. There is a fellow, Chip Coffey, here in the States who also has workshops for children, as seen on “Psychic Kids”. They mention and sometimes interview other ‘teachers’ so thankfully society has opened up to helping children understand their Gifts at earlier ages than ever before.
I believe that between these ‘teachers/aids/guides’ there is a network coming into being that will greatly affect this phenomena as a whole. However, it takes an aware parent to make sure their Gifted Child gets the support and help they need. I mean really, when it comes to our children, it always boils down to the parent being the one that can make or break, assist or quell the child’s Abilities.
In my particular case, and that of my siblings, we entered the world of “adult” completely unprepared for the “real world” in many ways due to our strict, single point of view upbringing. If we had encouragement in our early years I’m certain we would have been decades farther down the road than we are. I mean I really wasn’t comfortable with my higher Self until my late 30’s early 40’s, so I often think what it would be like had I been so at 15 or 20.
There is no doubt in my mind that I went off to find my own path the day I left for Navy boot camp at 17. My saving grace was having a few, small examples of “something” else at younger ages, but it took decades to figure out what, where and how I fit into the overall picture of those with any form of Abilities. But then again, perhaps in the overall, Universal Conscious, scheme of things…I’m exactly where I was suppose to be…who knows?
I’m just thrilled I didn’t thwart my kids interests even though it’s quite obvious neither has any paranormal ability. My daughter, now 27, has the gift of sign language and teaches that a school for the deaf!
Blessings of Peace,
As a parent I went weak at the knees with your words “it always boils down to the parent being the one that can make or break, assist or quell the child’s Abilities”.
AAHH. The burden of the pressure of being a parent. Neither of my children are particularly interested in the paranormal and I think in part that is good. They are 18 and 16 and still working out who they are and what this crazy world is about. The other worlds will come, Im sure late. Having said all this, it doesn’t stop me talking about parapsychology and I know they are proud of my studies and my website. I just don’t over play the paranormal card.
Warning: Mother’s Moment: My baby (16) was named Dux of her Year level at school yesterday. There are 300+ girls in Year 11 at MLC and she is Dux of that grade. Signed: a Very Proud Mum
It was your comment about teaching the deaf that lead me to place my comment Dave. There is a deaf integration program at MLC and many of the hearing girls choose to learn sign as their ‘language’. Wonderful.
Thank you Felbain for your very interesting posts.
I am particularly interested in how to introduce children into accepting the paranormal as a natural part of life. The first time I looked into my grand-daughter’s eyes I knew she was different. I told her then that she is a Star Child and now (she is 9 years old) every time I call her my Star Child (I don’t elaborate on this) I get the same reaction of vague understanding but she has not as yet questioned what I mean.
I did not bring her mother up as a believer in any particular faith (I don’t like the term religion as it has under-tones of non acceptance of other belief systems) but she is tolerant of my Pagan views, without herself following any particular path.
The difficult part is that the “other Grandmother” on her father’s side of the family is a very committed Christian and she encourages Amy to follow that path. (Amy is a Brownie, a Church lead group in the UK).
I don’t mind this as it will give her information of what there is in that particular belief system, but just before Christmas last year Amy and her younger brother were telling me why we give presents at that time of the year.
I took the opportunity of giving them my take on the subject which they seemed to accept.
I have not had any feedback so maybe they kept this to themselves, but I can imagine that it was not received very well by other Christians.
If such a simple alternative to accepted wisdom is swept under the carpet, I can imagine how difficult it would be for a child to have any paranormal experiences accepted by faith-blinded adults who have never had such experiences.
When she gets a bit older I hope to be able to talk more openly with her. Fortunately my daughter tends to say “ask Grannie Annie” if there are things she doesn’t want to commit to.
Bright Blessings to you.
I love the Grannie Annie name! Isnt it great how most of us re known as Mum and Dad and then when the third generation gets involved we get to choose, along with the grandchildren what our new name will be.
My parents moved from Mum and Dad to Nanny and Bumps (dont ask)!
But all that is beside the point.
Anne, I can only imagine what it is like to be a non-Christian in a Christian society. We brought our girls up to be non-practising Christians, if that makes sense.
Felbain, over to you.
What I did with my kids was to allow them the privilege of “all sides” of any story. I firmly believe that whether a person is religious, Pagan or otherwise, children need to find their own path in Life. Therefore exposure to all things they find of interest is what is important, not what we as naturally protective parents deem as right or wrong. (Within limits of course.)
Even as their parents, we have no pat answer to what their purpose may be on this journey called Earth.
While I am a card carrying “Fellow” of an deeply held sect of an esoteric order, that doesn’t mean that is what the Universal Mind had planned for my kids. Just the reverse of the strictly Christian upbringing I was given that led me to my path, hopefully my now adult, 30ish kids will find their bliss.
We also have to prepare our children for the “Real World” like, for instance, my side occupation as pastoral counselor and wedding officiant. The State requires I be licensed and no pagan organization is accepted as being “ministerial”, therefore I cannot be licensed under my true belief and path.
I am licensed under the ULC (see http://www.ulc.org) and am also a moderator for them (“Atwater Vitki” on http://www.ulc.net/forum/) which is accepting of my non-religious views and meets the requirements of the State. Sometimes we need to bend to the will of authority to have things “our way”, yes?
All that said, I think you are doing a tremendous service to your grand daughter by being the “sane” one in the bunch. When she comes of age, she will remember who allowed her freedom to explore and who tried to sway her thinking. Freedom, in my humble opinion, is always chosen over tyranny and coercion.
Pagans, and any non-traditional or alternative groups ‘have to stick together’ and sometimes that means meeting at the quilting party in the basement of a church! The difference is that we seem to know who and what we are while many others have shown me the need to conform as simply a survival mechanism, which is absolutely okay with me. To survive in this world following an alternative, nontraditional path takes courage and strength.
It is that very courage and strength that again, in my opinion makes the person, not the other way around. Keep up the good Works with your grand daughter as she has a wonderful teacher helping her find her way in this crazy place.
Blessings of Peace,
Ive just followed your links and you dont look like as I imagined. No…. dont ask me because that is all you will get out of me!
I love your bit about the quilting part in the Church basement. Im currently reading Alain de Botton’s latest populist book Religion for Atheists and he says similar things – well he does to me anyway.
You obviously believe in marriage and therefore, to my mind, you are rightly following that belief.
Side note: can we hold seemingly contradictory beliefs and if so, for how long?
1. Here is an extract from The Milk Is White Chapter 3:
This is how we are in life – we do not remember that we are souls and see ourselves only as characters or personalities. In the first years after birth children often demonstrate that they are still aware of their soul identity, or a previous life identity; they say and do things which we, in our ignorance, dismiss as childish fantasies and the like. This can do the child no good as we consolidate in the child the shell it is building for the current life, as we have done. This ‘shell’ of repressed memory is necessary for us to make decisions purely on merit in so far as they concern this life; that is, without the conscious benefit ‘hindsight’.
2. A parallel awareness is of the Reality that we temporarily leave behind.
3. Somewhere in the book, or in later writing, I also explain why most of us “lose our memory” of past life when in a current life.
Hi Rosemary, I see that, with reference to item 3 above that “somewhere in the book” is, in fact, in the passage quoted!
Are you saying that we cant/shouldnt have/dont have access to previous lives and the lessons learned there? If that is the case then why reincarnation? Or are you against the idea of many lives?
It seems that this, replied via my email, did not reach here so i repeat:
We, most of us, don’t have for the reason stated. Some do have, others (psychics) do have but, perhaps, not with regard to their own past lives, and still others may acquire the ability, if it will be helpful, I assume, at some time later in life. It is said that The Buddha (Sidhartha Gautama) was aware of “all his thousands” of past lives but I do not know whether he had this awareness early in life (but post 26 years of age) or after (full) enlightenment – the latter being a foregone conclusion.
Stephenson’s research into past lives demonstrates the gradual loss of memory in this regard as children age.
This morning I came across this which I wrote some time ago too:
Past Lives – Remembering.
As a rule we do not remember our past lives. This is because remembering them can interfere with our choices in the present life.
In spiritual terms only the now exists, hence a previous life has no significance where the present life is concerned; all that matters is what we learned in a previous life.
In the whole process of repeated embodiment the thousands of lives we experience are, in themselves, irrelevant; what is relevant is only the experiences, and these add to or subtract from what constitutes our soul.
It will be interesting to read what those who do remember previous lives say about their memories interfering with their choices in this life.
In particular, Im thinking of Felbain who only this morning mentioned such memories.
I, for one, do not recall previous lives but I do have unexplainable attractions to certain places and topics.
I think that’s pretty true in a sense.
My sister would tell us when she was really young of her past life and how she died.
We always thought it was a imaginative little story, and until recently I never really gave it much thought. Considering though, that was blindness on my part…
It seems after 2 yrs. old most children lose that part of themselves that see’s everything very clearly. Some not till later, but all eventually forget. Interesting.
And Brandie, apparently we can pick it up later in life on the way out of here too. So, thats a nice thought, I think. Maybe we need to be focused on this world while we are here and not have too many other worldly experiences to distract us?
Hehehe…anything to get my curiosity piqued, eh?
I must admit, I was a bit taken when I read that I hadn’t mentioned past lives before, when I was certain I had. It now comes back, embarrassingly enough, it was another forum I went into detail. It was the conversations here with Lars that I mentioned my thoughts on our Continuum, rather than past lives.
(Note: http://psychicrevolution.com/psychic-attack.html/ )
As for my “Cave Bear” memories, Mog’ur has secreted them away! (Just kidding, one of my all time favorite reading adventures though.) This particular “memory” is by far the foggiest as compared to my “18/19th century” and “Battle of Cathars” memories.
The Memory: I am sitting on what appears to be a rocky out cropping, a cave entrance a few yards to my right, a high cliff to my left. I look down on very scarred and battered legs that are mostly covered in some sort of skin from the knee down, and my hands and forearms are very dirty.
I smell the crisp air and the pleasant odors of a cooking fire somewhere unseen and evidently there is some sort of spear or club (all I see is a wood handle) poking out from under what must be a “robe” or body covering of yet another large animal skin. I am obviously just sitting and surveying the territory, seem to be rather content and that is basically the whole of it, just this short glimpse into the distant past.
Why I call this a Continuum Memory is the ultra-realism nature of it. It is beyond real, it was lived, it had to be as there is the same attention to detail, feelings and impressed physical senses of smell, touch, hearing and visual as I have to memories of yesterday’s lunch. I have had this pop into my head since a lad of only 4 or 5, so long before Jean Aeul’s book could give me any ideas.
I will detail my other “past life” memories, if anyone is interested, but I personally think the difference between reincarnation, continuum and other theories is far more the subject at hand than our individual stories. It is this difference of memory type that I am most interested in and why these particular ones are so much more intense than others.
Blessings of Peace,
You have just admitted publicly your penchant for frequenting other internet sites. Tsh 🙂
Thank you for giving us an insight into your Cave memory and I will leave it to others to ask for more details.
Not everyone adheres to the tenet of reincarnation Dave. You obviously do. So, how does this sit with you and your dichotomous life?
Hmm, I suppose it may have been the wording…”It was the conversations here with Lars that I mentioned my thoughts on our Continuum, rather than past lives.
(Note: http://psychicrevolution.com/psychic-attack.html/ )”
I do not necessarily believe in reincarnation, rather more of a thing of remembering what my ancestor, that did actually live, remembered. These memories are just passed down through the genes and chromosomes of “life” and eons of time that the crooked, twisting twigs of the family tree grows.
Actually, a “tree” may be a better way to describe my theory of Continuum….A seed = the beginning of “evolution/creation/mankind”, then sapling, young tree all the way to the mighty 100′ tall oak that stands today and we are but the last spring season of the new leaves on that tree. Our ancestors are the twigs and branches that we can follow all the back to the trunk and roots..a linear development.
While I/we as the new leaf are not and never will be the twig or branch “behind us” on the tree’s growth, through extension we get glimpses of the world they saw when they were the “new leaf”. Reincarnation would be I was once an oak, then a yew, then an ash, then a maple and in Europe, over in Japan and now America. See the difference in my analogies??
Does that make more sense?
Blessings of Peace,
That is a wonderful analogy Felbain and one that I can see works in my mind.
I guess it begs the question where did the first oak tree come from?
Once again I’m prodded into adding my twopenn’rth, for what its worth.
I have always believed in reincarnation because I have felt the spirit of places to be familiar when on a first visit and I’m comfortable with some eras of history and uncomfortable with others even if I can’t quite put my finger on why.
An example would be when I stayed in an hotel in the Cotswolds where Oliver Cromwell had been back in the Civil War.(Sorry to non Brits who don’t know our history). While sitting in the dining room I could “feel” a presence that was not very welcome to me. I believe this was because at that time in history my family was on the opposing Royalist side.
It could also have been because I was in the Continuum and just reading what was impregnated in the walls of the lovely, ancient building. What do you think, Felbain and Lars?
There is certainly supposed to be such a thing as memory of place, Anne.
Are there any psychometry readers here in the community, I wonder? It would be interesting to know what they do, how they do it and how the info is transferred – by sight, feel, voice etc. For you it seems to have been a feeling, right Anne? This is probably the most prevalent sense used but I wonder what the professionals use>
Anyway, will leave others to chime in here.
Actually the idea of a “Continuum” – as related above- seems to coincide with what Ian is saying about us “forgetting” about our previous lives. The fact that a place/person/thing triggers a deep seated memory of our past Life, would fit perfectly into this model.
I’m certainly no biochemist, but I do understand the basic principles of the chemical make up of our body and brain. These imprinted memories (exactly where in the genetic makeup, please, any expert who knows chime in!) in our chemistry pop into crystal clarity for a moment, thus giving us that “reliving feeling”.
I think just about everyone has that deja vu feeling at one time or another in their lives.
Now I suppose, if reincarnation is defined as a “whole person”, their identity, physical characteristics, quirks, voice pattern etc etc…all come back as a new, but different person, this could also fit. The third choice being not an either Reincarnation OR Continuum, rather AND….!
Perhaps there are those who, for the sake of “choosing” their life/parents/needed experiences, choose between being Reincarnated or fitting into someone’s Continuum.
This is truly what fascinates me about this whole topic, we simply have no pat evidence to prove one way or the other, or both for that matter, but what makes logical sense to us based on our experiences and knowledge base.
Blessings of Peace,
About 90% of my survey respondents say they have experienced deja vu. It is the other 10% that surprise me!
Im pleased that youve mentioned Ian’s take on things as Id like to see what he says on this.
Thanks for your blessings. I have looked at your ULC website and it seems to me to be what we in the UK could do with. The Pagans I have an affiliation to have very similar ideals but we do not have a church as such. We have a regular meeting called a Moot (very old English name for a meeting). We have our own website (chesterfieldpagans.org) which is well worth a visit, should you so desire.
Blessed Be. Anne.
Just had a peek myself at chesterfieldpagans.org Very nice website – well maintained – which I think is always a good sign of activity and interest.
How many Paga groups like your would there be in the UK?
I will put out a few feelers to see if there are any people I know who are psychrometrists and let you know what I find.
For me it was just a gut feeling. I have never experienced anything more profound, though having said that, I can sometimes get a feeling of awe, for want of a better word when I come into contact with some objects of antiquity, but nothing concrete as to their history or previous owners.
I just think of it as an appreciation of art/beauty/whatever. Probably not an uncommon feeling for most people.
Thats a nice way to look at it Anne – an appreciation of art/beauty etc but with a twist – another dimension added 🙂
This was a nice article that hit home. I grew up w/ my own experiences of seeing and communicating w/ entities that weren’t apart of everyday reality. Being raised by a grandparent who was a very religious God praising women; just talking about the paranormal was a no no.
If it wasn’t God related then everything else was a demon, and I sensed some hostility when trying to broach the subject. So, after a while I stopped trying and kept it to myself. I was still fairly young and there was no one to translate these experiences for me. It was a lesson in trial and error.
I know what it’s like to feel different and alone when dealing w/ the unknown. For me after some time, I became thick skinned and learned not to let myself be so vulnerable. In general, I am a very sensitive individual whether it’s on an emotional level or just dealing w/ animals. The littlest, most inconsequential thing can leave me reeling. That was something I never liked. Especially if your born in a family where being sensitive isn’t appreciated much…you learn how to cope w/ things, strange or not. I learned that I had a wide my imagination and a skill for art; so those things helped me out a lot.
In my teens especially I remember just being completely different than in my pre-teens. Sure I saw things, but it was more magical when I was younger. It was purely natural for me to wake up in the middle of the night and find a shadow person, or even fae-ish entities messing w/ me at night. I did tons of dream weaving and I was a chronic lucid dreamer. They never “really” scared me. Internally I just knew I was always protected no matter what. Some of these things felt like lessons and playful guides. It was very easy for me to be in “reality” one moment and than someplace else the next. My pre-teens were more like dreams.
In my teens it changed. My fear of the dark grew from childhood and was worst then. The spirits were of greater intensity and substance. My abilities grew too, from just sensing to clairaudience, channeling, seeing auras, and etc…People for me were less of a threat, than spirits themselves. They would pop up when I was alone and it was all so bizarre. I didn’t make really close friends until I almost graduated. My fear was that if anyone got close they would think I was a freak. No seriously, you’d think you’d be fine at school until you trip over nothing and someone shoves you into a boy who you like. Even though no one was behind me to begin with…
There was so much activity and just no one to seriously tell.
My siblings didn’t believe or want to hear me out. So I just put up a ice queen facade and went on merry way. During this time I learned that some spirits were not to be taken lightly and others were to be ignored. The one’s that wanted attention would wait till I slept to ambush me. I was never really sure if they all were of the human variety…though the fae…which I truly believe in have been w/ me since I was rugrat and so they let me know especially if it’s them.
They have certain “ways” of making you pay attention (i.e sleeping spells, fatigue, black out moments, hearing whispers and feeling caresses, when unaware they can sway your mood and thoughts into situations not of your making…like sudden laughter unable to stop, or hearing music, bells, a child’s voice, urges to wander, running into invisible men, and etc…)
My advice is if you happen to see the fae do NOT ask for shite, do not be like let’s be friends…they’ll let you know if they want you; beware of handsome men in dreams and beautiful ladies in sleep – trying to understand their behavior and motives will give you headaches. They can be rude, sweet, and snarky all at the same time. Never tell them thank you for anything…it’s an insult.
Read up on fairytales and mythology. You’d be surprised at what can actually help you. Beware of glamour it’s a very real thing; it can be used against you, and on you. Also avoid white ladies (spirits), because though they seem sweet they have a tendency to stalk. Meditation does work, it’s just seems boring until you get it. Develop a strong will and be solid in your yeses and nos. Also religion and spiritual practices do help. Pray and don’t be afraid to invoke whomever you worship if you feel the need to.
Anyway hope this helps. Peace!
I love your experiences and insights….but am at a bit of a loss as to what you mean by fae. Are you Irish and are you referring to faeries perhaps?
Hi Rosemary and Brandie,
It’s nice to have a new name to contact and I bid you hail and welcome Brandie.
I am not a psychic but have spent many decades reading and searching the occult and have many friends who have wonderful talents. As a frustrated teenager I was told by an old lady that when the student is ready the teacher appears. It would appear from your account of your own life that you are doing a pretty good job of teaching yourself and I fully endorse your comment that you have helpers who are watching over and guiding you.
It’s my opinion, whether you agree or not, that you are a “young” psychic, not meaning your actual age in years but a newly awakened soul who has the privilege of being in contact with other levels of existence. You seem to have managed to sort what you call the Fae into the ones you need near you and those to avoid or hold at a distance.
This is a very advanced ability and I think you have spent many lives acquiring the technique which you now consciously manipulate. Rosemary asked if you are Irish, my feeling is that you have been in past lives but not in this current one. I am probably wrong but my guess is that you are maybe Canadian or from the States but have ancestry from the European side of the “pond”
In a previous blog of mine, I mentioned the truths behind fairy tales and legends and how we today contact the same beings in up-to-date disguises.
If you don’t already do so, I would urge you to spread your message of an alternative dimension to life. You seem instinctively to know when beings come from the lower astral plane and how to deal with them. Keep up your protection with help from your guides and you will be able to help others worried or attacked by mischievous and malicious entities.
You don’t mention if you follow any or no form of belief system but I feel sure that you know much about what I and others in my circle of friends call “The Old Ways”.
Blessed Be. Anne.
Eloquent, as ever Anne.
thanks for replying and it’s nice to meet you. In regards to my soul development I’ve always wondered about that. It seems in certain cases that this life is trying me in various way and that I’m going through a kinda trial by fire. That “this” time for me is important and I have to invest myself in others. I can’t just coast through it. I have to make a big impact in a subtle way. So in no certain term do I believe I’m a extremely young soul, but not an older one either. So maybe I am still awakening and changing. I’m really into astrology and that calls to me very naturally. It seems being a Scorpio rising does tend to come w/ a strange blend of battling within and without. That’s a whole different subject though. lol
The question you and Rosemary were wondering of whether I’m Irish or not, is a definite no. I’m African american (black), but my last name is Irish/Scottish. That’s something I got from my mother, she got it from her mom, and etc…So maybe it’s from some european blood in the distant past. What I can say concretely on that subject though is if any of you are believers in reincarnation… there was an experience once.
I tried this past life exercise once and didn’t actually expect it to work. To my surprise though it did almost immediately after I got into a meditative state. There I viewed about 3-4 past lives. These were probably my most recent. I call this whole experience a “moon pool reading”, because it had taken place in a ravine w/ the moon huge and pale overhead. There was a reflection in the water I was in, and I noticed the moon had disappeared from the sky only to be seen in the water. It was an amazing experience. There are no words to fully describe such an experience.
Out of my past lives two happened to be european. One was of an Irish background, and the other I’m not sure, but from from the landscape possibly nordic. What gave the first one away was a clear scene of people, young woman and men, dancing and twirling around this huge maypole. It looked really festive and it seemed to be during the spring/summer. I remember, just gazing at this one girl who was twirling and I just knew she might’ve been me. Then it was just gone.
As for the “Fae” yeaaah lol it seems like a really gaelic thing, but I’m not sure what to make of it. My family never taught me anything about faeries and etc…That wasn’t even a subject in their view. Gradually I tried to introduce it to them, but I avoid all instances of it now due to embarrassment and a not so needed trip to an “expert”. I mean their just there. As soon as I was old enough to speak they kinda just came, forced interactions, and never left. As far as their concern it’s my personal problem that I don’t accept them. My experiences have been bitter and sweet, so no complaints here. Personally I do think they come to those unaware in new disguises and personas. People aren’t as aware as they use to be to see through their “glamour”. I mean it’s kinda the perfect storm w/ so many people that are unwilling, or can’t believe in anything than what they see. The modern age doesn’t leave room for the old or instinctive ways. This kinda gives these “supernatural” beings free range.
For me I just follow my intuition. It’s like an inner compass for me. When I trust it all is fine, when I don’t well embarrassing things happen…Anyway I think they’ve been coaching me in tons of ways I’m not even aware of. It’s like a by product of being around them so long. Most of it isn’t even in my conscious memory. Sometimes I do things on a whim that aren’t even like me. It’s like a dual consciousness that’s aware that something lurks in the background.
I have these “moments” where everything just becomes more intense. My thoughts aren’t normally so still and quiet when this happens. It’s like I’m sharp, clear, and cold. Everything goes from hazy like looking through a dirty mirror to complete clarity. Sight, sound, and everything is just so pure. I remember being able to taste the air, and I saw this shimmery substance just everywhere. The colors were so intense, my sight was magnifying, and I could see everything in a way that made me seem blind before. My emotions were just calm and ecstatic. Lastly sometimes I feel really bouncy or light. A person either becomes a personal interest in that moment, or I become entirely disinterested in everything.
Most of the experiences happen in private and then are on going in public. (no one notices unless I start laughing like a lunatic…) One happened at a friends home and it affected the neighbors teen daughter. When I snapped out of it, It left me feeling awed and shocked simultaneously. It was a definite w.t.h moment. I’ve never glamoured someone before. The poor girl was like a freaking vegetable for those moments. My friend noticed something odd and snapped us out of it.
Now who can I talk to about things like that???
Isn’t that a misuse of power?
As for religion I do believe in the lord, but I also question things. Naturally I’m very spiritual. I like to research, but that’s a recent thing. Being raised Baptist I didn’t question things much. I never liked the whole brainwashing w/ religion and my grandma tried to stuff it down my throat and so that made me rebellious some. If I do stick w/ the religion it’s only, because I accepted it naturally.
All in all I’m still learning about protection and how draining it is to use it. There is definitely tons of knowledge I’m ignorant of. Whatever I follow now is from instinct mainly. So maybe, “The Old Ways” are w/ me. lol
Thanks to you both, Brandie.
I know exactly what you mean by life is trying you. I have always known that my mission in this incarnation is to serve, which drew me to my occupation in the health service.
I also knew subconsciously that I had to live a life without hatred in it. Of course I know the meaning of the word and just to say, for example, I hate the taste of a particular food is just a poor choice of words and the emotion which comes with real hate is missing. I truly feel a wish to help people who express real hatred and this I do anonymously via meditation.
After many years and with the help of many other souls around the world, I feel we are getting somewhere with the general acceptance in the western world of non discrimination on all fronts, religion, age, sex, gender, colour and anything else which has in the past been a hate problem for some people.
I laughed when I read your ancestry, not being in the slightest way psychic myself I think I was fairly near the mark with my assessment. I too am of Viking/Celtic descent and there is probably something in your comment that it is an instinct not often found these days is also true.
Most people don’t recognise “glamour” and are quite easily fooled. It is a misuse of power if you are aware that it is you making the changes and I think you were just given an example with your friend when no harm was done so that you can control it better in the future. Don’t be tempted by the Fae to do as they do, it will backfire on you and you will know about it. Perhaps it was not the Fae controlling you but a much higher power working for the good and just teaching you another step along your path in this life.
On the subject of protection, my simple way does not drain me, I take a quiet moment to recognise the Elements of the North, South, East and West and ask that they recognise me and give me protection. I have been through some initiation ceremonies in the past so perhaps I only need to “top up” the connection.
I feel I am truly blessed in this life, I’m no saint, believe me but my intuition is something I rely on all the time.
Keep up the good work you are doing. Blessed Be. Anne.
Anne you are such a gem. Thank you for sharing with us and Brandie.