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Coming Out of The Psychic Closet

October, 2018

Are You Afraid to Share Your Experiences with Others?

It is certainly encouraging that modern society is beginning to allow people to come out of their unique closets of personal truth and be accepted for who they are. 

Those people are finding the courage to reveal the true nature of their individual life choices and experiences. But what if you don’t understand the nature of your life experiences and don’t remember making choices to be psychic? How do you share such a thing with your friends and family? Will they reject you, laugh at you, or call you ‘crazy’ and force you back to the safety of your secret closet? And if so, how long might you remain alone there until you try again?

We asked medium and mentor, Sheri Engler, author of The Pearls of Wisdom: A Fairytale Guide to Life’s Magic Secrets For All Ages for advice to help one cope with burgeoning psychic skills, while finding balance between personal and social realities. She says, “It is important to first identify what your fears actually are. Then simply replace them with something more comfortable.” 

Here are a few typical questions and fears with some possible solutions to help get you started:

Does using the word “psychic” conjure foolish images of fortune tellers with crystal balls; spiritualists raising tables in shadowy séances; greedy scammers on psychic hotlines; or even new age, “airy-fairy” wannabe’s? —If so, consider using other words such as “intuition” or “high sensitivity to energies”. Try enlisting support from others by confiding that you are experiencing “metaphysical events” that you do not yet fully understand yourself. Ignite their interest and compassion, as opposed to judgment, by researching together the many resources online. Treat it as light and fun, and it will likely be less fear-provoking for all concerned. It is important to avoid trying to prove anything to anyone, as that quickly develops into a negative debate instead of the positive support you are seeking.

If you were to accept that you do indeed have “psychic ability”, could it suddenly take you over or invite dark energies? —The short answer is “No”. The longer answer is that having a fear of anything is the surest way to attract that exact thing to you. So don’t. Know that you have complete control over your own mind and your own personal space. You have a sovereign right to declare your space to be free of all negativity. It is as simple as that. Consider this… by the act of driving your car down the road, are you risking that your vehicle may suddenly take over your ability to control it?—Or could driving be construed as an invitation for someone to crash into you?… Of course not. You simply drive safely and go about your business, right? 

What about the reaction your religious acquaintances or your partner might have once you reveal your “psychic self”? Might they reject you? —It needs to be said here that not all relationships are supportive to one’s own growth. Inner and outer change and expansion are opportunities to houseclean not only your own belief systems but those of others as well. True love will accept you as you are. This may be a providential litmus test for your highest good. If you stick to the rule of “keep what serves and leave what hurts,” you will rarely if ever go wrong.

Ms. Engler advises those who are having unexplainable experiences to “Be calm and go with the flow. Don’t be afraid to discover who you are, but use discernment when choosing with whom you wish to share your exciting journey. Frequently, you’ll find that they are grateful to you for coming out of your psychic closet, because it offers them courage to come out of their own! This increase in energetic awareness is happening on a massive scale. Statistically speaking, it is more unusual to not have had some sort of psychic experiences than it is to have them. Survey your friends and see for yourself.

The truth is we are all born into this world as psychic beings. This heightened sensory ability is greatly revered in indigenous cultures. Modern society, however, begins at childhood to systematically shame away this basic component of our natural birthright to the extent that we have forgotten that the “supernatural” is natural and the “paranormal” is normal.

Ultimately, there is nothing wrong with you—in fact, there is something very right with you. You are just as you were born to be, so be who you are.

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About the Author:

Sheri D. Engler is the author/illustrator of The Pearls of Wisdom: A Fairy Tale Guide to Life’s Magic Secrets for All Ages(www.ThePearlsOfWisdomBook .com). She is an experienced mentor, medium, and metaphysicist with a background in psychology, counseling and research. She received a BA in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University.

Review of The Death Show: A 14-Part Series on Healing and Understanding presented by The Outer Limits of Inner Truth Radio Show

October, 2018

The Death Show: A 14-Part Series on Healing and Understanding presented by The Outer Limits of Inner Truth Radio Show

About:

…”The World’s Only Show About Forensic Soul Analysis. If Science & Mysticism got married, the Outer Limits of Inner Truth radio show would be their child. OLIT (Outer Limits of Inner Truth) is a program about introspection, discovery, and evolution. It premiered on February 2014 and within a few short months, was picked up for national syndication on Starcom Radio Networks (44 AM Stations). In 2018, OLIT was picked up by Mental Health News Radio Network (a large media network that features programs about psychology and mental health)…”

This 14-Part series about Death is comprehensive and informative in its presentation. Each broadcast is an hour or more in content with each section parceled out to reflect all of the stages, questions and beliefs about Death. The collection of more than seventy interviews is a mix of select listeners and a heavy dose of professional clairvoyants, psychics, mediums, artists, clinical psychologists, therapists, Reiki Masters and more. Overall, I found the broadcasts to more than adequately foster a place of community, sharing and counsel that is applicable to all aspects of the grieving process and more importantly to the fear of the unknown and our own mortality.

Although time intensive, I enjoyed listening to the different perspectives presented and broadening my own philosophies regarding the Death Process. My Mother passed two years ago on September 22nd., so the information presented was both timely and comforting.

These are the topics explored:

The Healing Process Begins

Managing Mindset Parts 1 and 2

Exploring Mental Health and remaining centered and focused throughout the grieving process.

What You Can Do For Others

Practical advice on how to navigate grief as a support for the bereaved. It is a delicate space of knowing when and how to interject your support and sympathy when you are trying to offer comfort. Understanding what this looks like and that every individual is unique in how they process loss provides the necessary insight in reading the situation and assessing the need.

The Virtues

The Virtues are the Elite Team of experts on the Outer Limits including a Medium (Lisa McGarrity), Psychic Empath (Kerrie O’Connor), Animal Communicator (Lisa Caza) and Astrologer (Constance Stellas).

I was particularly drawn to this fifth installment and discussion of the Soul’s Journey and past life experience. All of us want more information on what to expect of our own death and how to reach out to those who have passed. Questions such as – How long before you should wait to attempt contact with your loved one? What forms do the Spirits take when they present themselves to the psychic/medium? How are they able to communicate?

How soon after the passing would you wait to connect? – general rule of thumb about 1 year for clear connection.

I especially liked the simplicity of this suggestion by Lisa McGarity:

What to do if you would like to communicate with someone passed over…..

Sending the intention of being able to clearly communicate with your loved one. Write a letter as though you were going to interact on a physical level. Often the response will come in the form of a dream or impression.

Teachers and Mystics Parts 1 and 2

There are many beliefs and cultural bias around death. Hearing some of these teachings and the ways we process the spiritual nature of death. Precepts such as non-judgment and the dispelling of the illusion of corporeal and manifest life. The Soul and the human form are reflections of consciousness and the levels of understanding and development that has occurred within manifest form, aligning the transition from life to death into the point of resonant energy.

Near death Experiences 3-Parts

A series of interviews with individuals who have had NDEs and their unique stories that carry some of the common threads.

Nanci’s Story

An depth sharing of a NDE and the blueprint of our cosmology that she was given.

Communication With the Departed

How communication occurs and the various modalities and types of communion that can be used to seek counsel from those passed.

Animal Afterlife

This section offered some much needed comfort and information to those who have lost a beloved animal companion.

Science and Skeptism

The conclusion of the series attempts to bring science and the inherent skeptic nature into cohesion. It concludes with a 4-way debate between the host, Ryan McCormick, David Silverman President of the American Atheists, David I. Orentein, Ph.D., Humanist Clery and Atheist author and speaker

NDE Researcher Dr. Jeffrey Long. The opening question posited by the host, Ryan is:

What if all of the previous segments were “bullshit”? What if science had a logical explanation for everything stated and there was nothing mystical about the experience of death? Ryan goes on to encourage listeners to develop their own belief systems rather than “following” the conclusions of others. This segment opens with an interview with Bob Berman, astronomer and co-author of Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe who promotes knowledge of our place within the Universe in both the stages of life and death and time’s role in creation.

The debate opens Pandora’s box of enabling the listener to formulate their own realities between what science and mysticism repel as truth and attempt to coalesce as belief.

To access the series: The Death Show

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About the Author:

Robin Fennelly is a Wiccan High Priestess, teacher, poet and author.

She is the author of (click on book titles for more information):

 

The Inner Chamber Volume One

It’s Written in the Stars

Astrology

 

The Inner Chamber, Vol. Two

poetry of the Spheres (Volume 2)

Qabalah

 

The Inner Chamber, Vol. Three

Awakening the Paths

Qabalah

 

A Year With Gaia

The Eternal Cord

 

Temple of the Sun and Moon

Luminous Devotions

 

The Magickal Pen Volume One (Volume 1)

A Collection of Esoteric Writings

 

The Elemental Year

Aligning the Parts of SELF

 

The Enchanted Gate

Musings on the Magick of the Natural World

 

Sleeping with the Goddess

Nights of Devotion

 

A Weekly Reflection

Musings for the Year

 

Her books are available on Amazon or on this website and her Blogs can be found atRobin Fennelly 

 

Follow Robin on Instagram & Facebook.

Journey of a Witch

December, 2010

What is Truth?

“And what is ‘truth’? Is truth unchanging law? We both have truths. Are mine the same as yours?”

-Pontius Pilate, Jesus Christ Superstar.

What is truth?

How do we define it?

Is it fluid or is it solid?

Does it rise like the mist shrouded in darkness and dissipate with the sun?
Or does it remain like a rock firmly lodged in the flesh of the earth?

Eventually the wind,rain and other elements will erode that rock to sand.
When plants grow in sand; that sand can turn to soil.

An ever changing cycle.

I think of truth very much like the rock cycle.
The importance of water and other elements in how they relate to rocks is much like truth.

The interconnection of Earth’s elements form many things all coming
from each other and yet..different,- and beautiful.

Obsidian, shale, and Slate are different rocks yet all made from minerals with the latter actually
formed from the former.

All rocks are made from minerals but minerals are not made of rocks.

Could this be what truth is?

A sum of parts made from each other in different forms?

Throughout time, philosophers, mathematicians and scientists examined truth and its meanings.

Major and Formal theories, ideas and scientific methods are debated and challenged throughout academia and
at the kitchen table.

Many people at one time believed the world to be flat.
It was a known truth, if you will.
Then that truth was shattered.

Even when thousands of people believe something, that does not make it necessarily true.

So how do we know when something is true? You believe something so solid in your
heart then one day you come to find that it is no longer true.
What does that do to the foundation of that particular belief?

It could be a partner you so much believed in who cheated on you.
Or the company you were so loyal to and believed in that let you go.
The day your child died of cancer.

We can be so shattered when the foundation of what we believed, is taken out from underneath
us. Without that foundation to stand on, many of us fall.

Truth is a lot like hope.
A wish that things will always be the way we think they are.
Nature, however, shows us differently.

Nothing remains the same. And things do change.
Children die before their parents.
A dearest love leaves one for another.
The career we worked so hard for dissolves in the sinking economy.

A truth we’ve known for so long dissipates like mist in the sun.

For some in the darkest of suffering, faith shines a light.
For others, their world is shattered.

Faith, Hope, and Truth are Sisters forever stirring the cauldron.

The only thing consistent is inconsistency.

Truth can be a blessing or it can be a source of pain.

Is truth relative or absolute?
Or perhaps it is something else entirely?

What if your truth is challenged?

Chaos and suffering are the event horizon.
Sucked into a black hole of pain, how could we return
to the safe orbit our life was?

Safety however, is an illusion.
Some would say that living is chaos, in Nature and in the human experience.

Individual truth can be bent to justify,identify, and destroy.
Language evolves and changes as society evolves and changes.

So truth, evolves and changes.

A belief in deity(s) can also be challenged.

You may have a particular goddess or god you feel is with you then
a tragic life event occurs and you feel that goddess/god disappeared.
That voice you felt is no longer speaking to you.

Was this deity real?
Or did the voice come from within?

In Langston Hughes’ “Salvation”, he couldn’t believe in Jesus because Jesus
never came to him. He never saw him. For him, truth showed him there was
no savior, no god.

Humans have many deities. Throughout our evolution goddess/gods have been created and died.

Whose god is god?
Whose god is the one true god?

Is there one truth?

Is there a god?

Perhaps if we can’t see it then it does not exist?
Maybe it doesn’t maybe it does.

Maybe truth exists in words only.

Deities may exist in many forms, in all forms, or live in our hearts.

Truth of the matter, our own truth can change. We can be divided
or decided, or decided not to decide, a decision in of itself; a sense of hope.

All I know is all I know and this too shall change.
I can’t make my mind up on what truth is but I do know it will change because I change.
What I learned yesterday will not be what I learned today and what I learn today will be different
from what I learn tomorrow.

In my heart I hold many things dear, I accept this and know that some things
with time slip away while others continue along with me on this spiritual path.

Like the rock cycle I too will change. So will my truth.
It can shine like obsidian, be soft like sandstone, or metamorphic like slate.

Truth is all in the changes and those changes are my truth.