In part one I posited the premise that you were born psychic and intuitive -- meaning you came in with extrasensory radar that could move beyond time and space and report back with information you had not heard nor seen, tasted, smelled or touched. I argued that we were blocked from deeper and wider knowing and wisdom by childhood and societal development patterns in a hierarchal culture, with all its limiting behavior programs and belief systems, its suppression of healthy emotions and lack of training in dealing with reactive ones, its diverting us into chattering mind and out of a deeper knowingness. All of this amounts to more than enough blocks to keep almost all of us cut off from an innate multidimensional awareness we often call being psychic.
Meanwhile, on your individual life path, why remove the blocks and regain this aptitude? Because the "thinking" and chattering parts of your mind make so many mistakes in your personal life. Furthermore, by you believing that your mind activity is "you," and by then giving it so much authority over your decisions, you block yourself from a remarkably different (and more success-inducing) way of knowing, understanding, deciding and moving through life.
That said, if you are like most people, you will be skeptical about psychic aptitude being latent even if you accept that it is sometimes real. It's not inherent in you nor in most people you know, would be your thinking. My experience is different. I have taken groups of individuals who have each proclaimed to have no psychic abilities whatever and shown them with one simple exercise how much -- why look at this! -- they actually know about a stranger in the room.
Typically, I take a group through a specific guided meditation and then pair the participants up with someone they don't know. Each person then is asked to describe the way each parent of their partner treated them in childhood, and further to describe each parent's personality. Each participant has thus far then reported to me that their partner was 100 percent accurate. I have done this exercise three times with a total of about 50 people.
There are two paths to more routinely accessing your inner knowing. Meditation is one path in that it stills the chattering, judgmental mind and can allow your depth, knowing, clarity and intuition to come forward. The other path is via clearing your psychological blocks, programmed behavior and reactive emotional body sufficiently to allow your deeper self to have authority over your life guided by your inner knowing. A number of coaches and mastery trainers, myself included, also teach methods for more readily accessing your deeper knowing, intuition and psychic reality.
Here's a relevant story: Ten years ago I met a young woman in her 20s who was a Carolyn Myss order of medical intuitive. She accurately was able to tell me and others specific details of our medical history and precisely what was transpiring in our bodies in the last year in terms of wellness and distress areas. Her energy both lifted and calmed the room. When she spoke, it was with an unusual grace of language that harbored no hint of judgment. We learned that she had a quiet mind -- no mind chatter -- and in fact it was clear that while she could lovingly assess another person and see his or her life patterns, she lacked the software to judge against another person or against these patterns.
In short, she was simply healed and awake from the self-limiting conditioning and true-self suppression that occurs automatically in the child development stages of hierarchic societies, as ours is.
How did she reach this stage of grace? It wasn't great parenting. Two years earlier she had failed at a suicide attempt -- not enough pills -- and was contemplating her next attempt when a friend invited her to a free demonstration workshop of a specific mind and mood management technique. Practicing it in the workshop, she found some release from her emotional pain, despair about the world and self-judgment. Back home, since she was not working (her father was paying the rent), she decided to spend all her time using the technique with every negative thought and mood. She kept getting better.
A year or so later she woke up one day with her mind completely quieted and unable to form a judgmental thought about any person or herself. Instead, there was an immense sense of loving awareness of others and an out-of-nowhere ability to see the energetic health forms of everyone she met; this wedded to an instant knowing and clarity in interpreting those forms into specific factual data about the person's health, present and historic.
The moral of the tale: You can't possibly experience who you really are and what you can know -- what immense field of awareness you specifically can tap into -- until you heal the inhibiting trauma and programming housed in your nervous system, which is what this young woman's constant application of one specific healing technique allowed her to attain. Or as Christ said: The Kingdom is within and you can't know it until you choose in its favor and against your lower level of thinking and behaving.
In modern terms, this simply means you can't live and operate from the kingdom within until you apply your very ancient human will and modern techniques to clearing the limiting beliefs and programmed blocks to what is innate in you.
As Huck Finn understood, there ain't no better journey.
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