By Paula Bianchi –
I guess my interest with contacting the other side began with the first card reading I watched my Mom give. I don’t know if she was psychic, but she did very well using a standard deck of cards as her tool for divination. I think it scared her when she predicted two deaths through a couple of readings that she gave to a family friend. Because of this event, she never gave readings again except for a handful of times for me.
My experience with the Ouija boards, my friend and I played with, showed me proof that we live on in a different form after we die. Looking back with all that I know now, I see we were playing with fire, and we’re extremely lucky nothing negative moved into our homes and attached to us. I don’t know whether it was because we threw them away as soon as they swore at us, or if it was our spirit guides protecting us from anything bad. I just realize, now, how serious it could’ve been.
I was often called a sensitive child when I was growing up. I would find myself feeling sad or angry for no reason, and if someone hurt me emotionally, I felt it deeply. (Being molested at the time, didn’t help matters either.) But as I look back on it now, I realize that during all that time, I was an empath. Not only was I dealing with my own emotions, I was also feeling and experiencing the emotions of my friends and family. I even felt the emotions of the strangers I would meet every day.
During my early twenties, I watched, for the first time, a psychic on a show called, “People are Talking.” Her name was Sylvia Browne. I felt drawn to her and read all of her books. I think I own almost every book she’s written. The way she describes the afterlife, just rings true to me.
My friend, Cricket, and I went to see her in a grand auditorium with a large group of people. We all watched her give a few chosen readings. Do I wish I was one of them? Of course, I did, but I understood there were too many people there for me to receive one. It’s thanks to her that I started meditating again.
Now, I know she’s got some critics out there who say she’s fake because she got some predictions wrong, but you can’t wipe out the whole body of this woman’s work because of that. Nobody is perfect in their jobs. You can’t name anyone who hasn’t messed up something or gotten something wrong with their jobs. Everyone makes mistakes. We just need to own it when we do.
Sylvia was the first of many psychics I would follow, and I’ve read all of their books over the years. I consider all them to be my mentors. I discovered that no two psychics are alike. All of them possess different notable psychic abilities. Some may be attuned to just one ability, or they can claim all of them. It just depends on the type of psychic they are.
Here are, what I consider to be, the most notable of these abilities:
- Clairaudience – is the ability to receive information through paranormal auditory means.
- Claircognizance – is the ability to receive psychic knowledge by tapping into intrinsic knowledge. (Just know.)
- Clairsentience – is the ability to physically feel, which means to receive messages through emotions and feelings.
- Clairvoyance – is the ability to perceive people, objects, locations, or physical events through extrasensory perception.
These are the baseline abilities. With just one of these abilities, we can then see where our talents may be. One popular type of psychic is the Medium. Mediums channel and communicate with spirits. The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, falls into this category of psychics.
Cricket and I have been to see Theresa a few times, and we’ve also seen John Edward, George Anderson, and James Van Praagh. I watched John Edward’s TV show, and I never miss Theresa’s show. My new guilty pleasure is watching Tyler Henry. I also watched, Monica the Medium, and a couple of other shows, but I can’t remember who was on them because I think they were only on for one season.
Even if I never got a reading, I still enjoy seeing other people get theirs. Watching these mediums, has taught me a lot about what happens to us after we die. Once I got past the disappointment of not receiving a message from my Dad, I was able to have a better understanding of how those who have died never leave us.
After watching so many different readings, I had a better understanding about how experiencing the death of someone close to us, is way harder for us than it is for them. We’re the ones who are left behind forced to live a life without them, but that’s what it boils down to. Accepting their absence in our lives, is the lesson we’re left to learn, then, it’s our mind games about this lesson that can either make or break us. The things we play over and over in our minds will either help or hurt us.
I also understand our loved one’s point of view about leaving us behind when they die. They pop out of their bodies to a different level of reality that’s comprise of pure energy. Not only can they still see, hear, and feel us, but they’re now a fully functional spiritual being with a greater understanding of why we’re all here. They try as hard as they can to let us know they’re okay. Sometimes if we’re too lost in our grief, they can’t get through to us, and it’s hard for them to witness our suffering when their standing right in front of us waving hello. They hug us and try to steer us toward a positive path or to make positive choices.
Some psychics use tools of divination to tap into the spiritual realm. Things like: The Tarot, Rune Stones, I Ching, Dowsing, Automatic Writing, and The Pendulum, to name a few, have been used for centuries. I’ve tried all but two; the I Ching and dowsing. Automatic Writing and the Pendulum, are the tools I use when I want to dial my spiritual phone for a visit with my Mom and Dad.
Psychometry is another ability a psychic may use. With this ability, they can obtain information about a person by touching an object that belonged to them. I know I’m capable of doing this from the couple of times I’ve tried. I was spot on at the Sedona seminar I attended, and when I held a baseball cap, that belonged to my daughter’s boyfriend, I describe what I felt about him and found out later that I was right.
Other abilities like, apportation, astral projection, bilocation, energy medicine or reiki healing, levitation, psychic surgery, psychokinesis, pyrokinesis, remote viewing, retrocognition, scrying, telepathy, and thoughtography, are also skills some psychics may possess.
The last thing I’ve learned on my psychic journey is, anyone can be psychic. It’s an ability we’re all born with, and it’s just sitting there, inside of us, waiting to be discovered. All we need to do is exercise our psychic muscles and practice, practice, practice, then, you need to trust what’s coming through.
In my next mind games article, I’ll talk about jealousy. Thanks for the visit. See ya next time. Bye for now.