posted on Jul, 17 2013 @ 03:10 AM
It is real, but scientifically I'm not sure how much of it has been explored in the past century or so. I used to be very curious about studying
psychology and either becoming a professor or a practicing psychologist while I went deeper into the unconscious which Freud and Yung talked about. I
was always curious about where the psychological met the spiritual. So far, it's a difficult conversation to have on an intellectual basis.
Spirituality tends to be a very personal thing and makes sense only to that person. For example: that scene in Pulp Fiction where the two hit
men are shot at and the bullets miss them completely. One feels "the touch of God" and the other doesn't. The skeptic argues that it was just a
freak occurrence and that there is no proof of anything, but the believer argues that it has nothing to do with proof or logic; it's about a shift in
consciousness (in other words, it occurs on an unconscious level.)
As for psychic ability, yes, it does exist. Skeptics are right in that there is no known proof (at least none that I can presently reference.) I have
experienced it for myself however and I've personally learned it to be true. Firstly, I was always a Sensitive myself (Sensitive being code
for somewhat or modestly psychic.) When I was little, I was very psychic. I literally felt the emotions of other children like they were
my own: pain, joy, humor, you name it. It's similar to, if you've ever walked into a room where a couple were having a heated argument. You can
"feel it in the air," or you can "cut the tension with a knife." It's like that, just more sensitive (you also pick up on subtle things.) I still
have this ability, I've just repressed much of it to make my life easier. One night at a party I turned to a girl I didn't know. A young man had
left her side with some friends. I didn't mean to peer into her private business, but when I turned to her my senses were on and she was like an open
book to me. I said: "It's OK, they'll make it home alright." You see, she was worried that her boyfriend might not make it home safe as his idiot
friends were about to drive while drunk. She was freaked that I knew exactly what she was thinking and I so I just passed it off as a lucky guess.
I've also experienced telepathy on rare occasions.
Secondly, I had an online Australian friend who was a full-fledged psychic. Despite my own experiences with it, I didn't actually believe that
someone could consciously look into someone's life. I considered it a fluke or accidental thing. I thought of 'psychics' as lying fortunetellers
who just bamboozle people. Anyway, she could see through the eyes of spirits (mostly ghosts.) I didn't believe it. She was a very open and honest
person and I wasn't comfortable with her giving me a reading because I assumed it would be wrong and I'd have to find a polite way of saying so
without hurting her feelings. She described the logging going on where I lived (which I'd forgotten because it happened away from the roads,) and the
color of the house I was living in. I passed these off as clever guesses. She then listed the exact names of my parents and the first initial of my
sister. At this point I felt disappointed in her, assuming that somehow she’d found enough about me (even though I never told her anything more than
my first name) and had traced the info online. She then described my bedroom exactly: from the dreamcatcher in my window to my desk shelves which were
ajar, to the socks strewn over my floor, to my exact posture on the bed (lying slouched forward and to one side) and even the awkward position of my
laptop on my lap! I was stunned. In an instant I became a believer that a person really could, with conscious intention, give an accurate psychic
Bear in mind, there are different kinds of psychics. Some are more sensitive to people's energies and emotions (like myself,) others are better at
mind reading and telepathy, others at remote viewing (like my friend mentioned above,) others have random insights, and others pick up on spiritual
energies specifically and 'work with them' (to cleanse a room from negative energy, etc.) Psychic ability seems like a freak thing which some people
are either born with (in my case due to my Celtic background, I believe,) and in others they may just tap into it. It's like breaking the rules,
seeing what wasn't meant to be seen. It's beyond the physical, the regular five senses that normal people are limited to. People who develop these
abilities are often those who've had OBE type experiences from a young age or always just had a sense of the spirit being separate from the body.
Sometimes there is a psychological reason for it, but one way or another, we are open where others are closed.