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Originally posted by Eden
Well if you're using "gifted" in the sense of being blessed or having an ability to sense paranormal things, then I think your answer will only get speculations.
But in my own opinion, I think gifts never end that they are just a doorway to a full universe of gifts just waiting to be utilized. I think it's a discipline to learn to physically, emotionally, and spiritually handle one gift let alone any more. So in esscence, where one begins does not mean it ever ends, we've only begun to scratch the surface to these things and as science and physics only make up about 10% of what we know and speculate to be true, there's a whole new world awaiting us.
Originally posted by Jeremiah25
I think that what we call intuition is actually the exercise of very basic, primal skills and observations that Humanity has learned to disregard as we have become less dependant on survival skills. These skills include things such as the ability to accurately gauge a person's emotional state or assess the veracity of what they are saying by the tone of their voice and their body language, the ability to assess a situation or an individual in terms of the potential for danger and the use of less obvious factors such as smell in assessing a person or situation.
from myself; this is a really good outline of a trait we all have to some degee, some moreso than others.
I remember an Animated Saturday Morning or AfterSchool TV show titled:
Action Man...in this case a He, would digitally calculate all the variables in some dire, life threatning situation...and would envision some
scenario of leaping thru the rotating blades of a falling helicopter, careening off the left side landing strut, decending the 40ft to the roof of a silo by making a series of summersaults, so as to control the speed and direction of the descending fall....the purpose of gaining a footfall on the silo roof was to bend the lightning rod - which would then cause the bolt of lightning, which ActionMan deduced was going to discharge precisely at that spot, to deflect into the air instead of traveling down the silos grounding wire, shorting within a pocket of methane gas found in most sileage...and resulting in a devestating explosion at the Pennsylvania Dutch dairy farm...which could have been blamed on a al-Qaieda cell in the heartland.
ActionMan has "total-Situational-Awareness", some have something akin to this ability, i suspect it occurrs in people like savant ability or prodigy ability
or art ability or athelitic ability or singing ability...but it would not be para-normal...nor would it be extraordinary...it would only be, kinda rare...
In contrast, I would define paranormal abilities as skills which are more than assumptions or deductions gleaned through the application of our natural senses and experiences, including those which we have repressed over time.
from myself; the term Para-Normal, by definition cannot be included in a list of One's Abilities or Skills...as these occurrances are caused by
"extra-ordinary" means or devices, much like 'miracles' which just happen- but are supposed, by some, to be an 'answer' to a prayer...
....However, if the same mother was out and suddenly declared that she had to return home because her house was on fire, then this is more likely to be a manifestation of paranormal abilities.
from myself; now that example is more in line with a 'para-normal'
event...a sudden epiphany moment, something 'out-of-the-blue', a vision or a internal message or some extraordinary input which causes you to either choose to act or involuntarily react...
Originally posted by Yarcofin
I don't really think there is that much that is para-normal about the paranormal. If someone has an ability to move objects with their mind and they can do it on a regular basis, I think it is the same as running, swimming, etc and just another sort of skill. If it is possible. Surely if someone has been able to do telepathic things their entire life, it would seem as normal and natural to them as walking or talking. I don't like to think of the paranormal as a freakish set of occurances. It's not like people who experience the paranormal (specifically abilities) are like some sort of Superman or Spiderman that was bit by a radioactive spider. I believe that if paranormal abilities are possible (I have not been able to verify myself), then every person has the ability to use them with the proper training, etc, and it is a very normal and natural thing that we just don't know much about and haven't explored much as a species because it is less tangible than many other things in our world. Some people are just more talented and gifted in the area than other people
Originally posted by AngelaLadyS
women have it more