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Originally posted by obsidian468
Indigo, after reading this thread, I'll offer a few other possibilities that haven't yet been mentioned. Many psychicly aware people will have some sort of "awakening" - an event (sometimes traumatic) that causes the psychic abilities to start to appear in a raw form (I had one at age 16 that was so traumatic that I had actually considered having myself committed, until I was able to start sorting through the sudden influx of information in my head). This isn't always the case, but it could be a possibility in your case.
Another possibility is that some external force is preventing you from being able to evolve your psychic abilities. In rare cases, I have seen otherworldly, non-corporeal entities that have actually prevented people from becoming psychicly aware until a certain event, or from fear of what a person's psychic abilities could do to them, etc. Typically, I'll see something like this with people whose psychic abilities have such strong potential, that they could actually grow their abilities faster than their ability to control them.
Of course, another possibility is that you're simply trying to develop your abilities in the wrong areas. Not everyone has the same psychic abilities, and while an individual may have an extremely strong ability in one field, they might not be able to develop any ability in another. Not everyone can go astral, for instance. Not everyone can have premonitions. Not everyone can remote view, etc.
From what I've read, it seems that you're very good at the meditation, but can't quite make it to the astral plane. Have you done a meditation to find your spirit guide or animal? Perhaps finding this could point you in the proper direction to develop your abilities. I have a very specific meditation that I use when guiding people though this meditation, however, there's many varieties out there. I don't have any links offhand, but I'll take a look, and see if I can point you to a few of them. This exercise requires good meditative skills, but not an ability to go astral. It's all visualization based.
Also, how firmly do you believe in your ability to go astral? Even the slightest doubt in your own psychic abilities can cause even the simlpest exercise to fail. Belief in yourself and your abilities is key.
I hope some of this helps.
Originally posted by soficrow
...The old ones are around a lot - but it's important not to have any expectations of what might happen, or how it works. ...IMO - you should NOT ask for 'proof of contact' - you might get it!
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
Yes, I've tried meditations and visualizations to find my guide and psychic animal. I am more or less convinced what is preventing me from developing further is the emotional problems. Personally, I think they will never be solved.
In the visualization exercise the first thought I had for my psychic animal was a tiger. And my guide was a Chinese man. However, bear in mind, this is just a thought. I found my angel-guardian angel was Jesus(I am not Christian)
However, I don't want to delude myself by thinking this actually means anything. All it is - is a thought. Those people who say they see flashes of light, visions, images, words, colors or hear sounds, voices, is what I woud accept as proof as a thought that isn't just my imagination.
Originally posted by obsidian468
Having personal experience with "the old ones" (I use quotes, because I call them by a different name), if you're fortunate enough to actually have contact with them, you'd be lucky to get anything even remotely resembling a straight answer out of them. They often speak in riddles, and often they're ones that are not easilly (if ever) solved.
Sorry for going off topic... just a little tidbit from personal experience....