Far too many people think that psychic abilities and spirituality are
synonymous. Psychic abilities are our extrasensory perception and/or
mind-over matter skills, where spirituality is our moral character.
While I have always wanted and needed a spiritual connection with the
Divine, I have avoided stepping into the 'spiritual teacher' role for
years because I was so disgusted with hypocrisy and self-deception in
this field. And it doesn't matter whether we are talking about
traditional religionists or new agey/alternative types. Both are groups
have their hypocrites and pretenders.
What is spirituality? While exploring this topic, I
came across an interesting quote by the Dali Lama: "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
The Lama seems to be equating religion (which is a very bad word in
modern America) with spirituality. I don't see how kindness can
be considered spiritual, much less a religion! I think in attempt to
emphasize that our spirituality should be a part of our daily lives, the
Lama has done what most others have done: watered down any attempt at
spirituality and turned into to politeness.
I say that spirituality is more like a
staircase, that requires effort to ascend, but will eventually lead
to union with God. There is a common saying in the modern new age
movement that "we are one," implying that all people are somehow
mystically connected. While this is nice idea, what about
God? Shouldn't our spirituality actually be an effort to
have a better connection with the Divine?
To make it even more confusing, many people
mistake psychic development with spirituality. I've often heard people
say, "Well, God wouldn't allow someone to develop such extraordinary
powers if they weren't good and moral, right?" Nothing
could be further from the truth. If someone are a good
driver, does that make them spiritual? If someone is a good writer,
does that make them spiritual? If someone is a good accountant, does
that make them spiritual? The answer is obviously no.
Spirituality has nothing to do with driving,
writing or accounting. Someone could be morally bankrupt and
still perform those tasks well. The same is true with psychic
perception. We must stop thinking of psychic perception as anything
other than a skill.
Let's continue with analogy of the staircase: a
staircase requires effort to ascend, regular steps, is not done all at
once and we can slip if we are not careful. Spirituality is the same
So what is the key to true spiritual development?
What is the key that unlocks the door to the staircase? Regular
meditation. The thing that surprises me most in my field of
public psychic is how few self-proclaimed psychics regularly mediate!
This is an absolute basic! How can a psychic possibly be free of mental
distractions and noise without regular meditation?
When I have asked psychics how they meditate, I
usually get an answer like "well, I just close my eyes and relax." And
that sounds good if they are attempting to nap. But the purpose of
meditation is to reach higher stages of consciousness! Relaxing just
Meditation, in today's hectic world, is the lost
key. And like ascending the staircase, forging the key
requires effort. Learning proper meditation can be challenging, but it
is well worth the effort.
Meditation can help us overcome the trauma of
childhood, improve our health, clear out old, worn out belief systems,
and spontaneously remember past lives. Solutions to one's daily
problems often present themselves in mediation. This skill, this key,
is something the spiritual aspirant simply cannot neglect.
But be forewarned, however. You will eventually
be forced to face your own demons and shortcomings. All the times you
behaved less then admirably will come before your minds eye and you will
be forced to admit your mistakes and correct your behavior. Meditation,
and therefore spirituality, are not for the faint of heart.
If you are ready for more than just a psychic reading, give me a call.