Hi BlackGuardXIII & All,
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
How does David Blaine read minds and pick winning scratch tickets then? That kind of stuff is psychic to me.
I do agree with the monk point though. I can see that being quite likely, and have found it hard to reconcile the powers of Blaine, Copperfield, and
Angel, etc., with the purposes that they are applying them to. It also seems to me that there are better uses for them.
In my estimation, Copperfield is only an illusionist. There are some telltale signs that someone has a genuine telekinetic Gift, and David Blaine and
Criss Angel, among others (like Uri Geller), fit the bill. Making a street person win hundreds of dollars in a scratch ticket lottery is one of
Blaine's more impressive feats.
However, we should not be too impressed by powerful "Gifts of the Spirit." They do not come from within the person but - as the phrase implies -
from people on the Other Side.
Along these lines, it is important to remember that having a telekinetic/healing Gift does not mean that someone is more spiritually advanced than
someone who does not have a telekinetic/healing Gift. It only means that the gifted person has a Group Entity working through him and around him.
Prophets with powerful Gifts of the Spirit impressing others is something that has been going on since the dawn of humanoid civilization.
Sybil Leek, which some here may remember as being a successful wiccan for her day, was known to be a powerful witch. Among other telekinetic feats,
she was documented to be able to summon wind on command. Unfortunately, she died of cancer. If the Gift of Telekinesis came from her and not from a
Group Entity, then she could have used that power to heal herself. If she simply wanted to leave her body, she did not need to succumb to cancer to do
so; she could have used her power to manifest a Gift of Astral Projection in the dream state, granting a peaceful and painless transition.
One misconception that many have about telekinetics is that they can turn the power on and off at will, because many think that the power they have is
from within. However, it is not from within but from without. Telekinetics feel the power when it is available to them but do not have direct control
Once again, we should not be too impressed by those with powerful Gifts of the Spirit. Serving others, Radiating love, and striving to live The Golden
Rule, are much more important. These things dictate how far one can Ascend into The Light Of The God Force after bodily death.
Channeling is a passive activity, as is being a conduit for healing and telekinesis; these are easy to do and don't require advanced spiritual
Living a principled life of selfless service is much more demanding and ultimately much more rewarding after one leaves the flesh and returns to the
Primary Reality of Spirit.
[edit on 27-2-2006 by Paul_Richard]