Why Psychic And Clairvoyant Powers Can Be A Barrier To Spiritual Development

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10497_487005687979215_193773654_nContrary to popular opinion, having psychic or mediumistic abilities is no indicator of spiritual advancement; in fact, it can actually be a hindrance to spiritual development. What many do not realise is that psychic and clairvoyant experiences take place at a level which is well below the plane of Self-realisation; therefore at best they can be nothing more than an illusion; just another game in the play of life. Most people who know me will be aware that I have worked as a platform medium for many years, and so may find that statement very difficult to comprehend; a medium saying that mediumship is nothing more than an illusion! What next? I’ve been aware of this truth for several years now and I realise that all I’m doing is going through the motions for the sake of appeasing the logical minds of those who wrongly believe they have “lost” loved ones. I suppose I’d better explain my thinking…

Firstly, I’m going to use an analogy my good friend, Michael Walters, coined a few years back. Michael says that life is like an onion; consisting of many layers. As we evolve, every now and then, one of those layers peels away and reveals a truth that was always there, it’s just that we couldn’t see it. As truth reveals itself, old, stale mindsets and beliefs simply dissolve away. They dissolve away because they are illusory and not true. They never were true; we simply made them our reality because we believed it to be so. With this in mind it’s fair to say that the onion, which is my life, has been peeling away layers in the last few years at an unbelievable speed.

So, what is clairvoyance? It is a series of temporary experiences that occur in the mind. This tells us that in order to experience clairvoyance we have to engage the mind. The mind is the ego, which falsely identifies with the body therefore what we experience is an illusion; it is transient and not true. If you have a clairvoyant experience there must be an object (your clairvoyant vision). If there is an object, there must also be a subject (the one having the vision). This is separateness (duality), which is an illusion. In infinite consciousness the object and the subject are one and the same; in ultimate truth nothing exists except infinite consciousness, which is One.

We also need to understand that in order to have a clairvoyant experience, the experiencer must be in communication with the astral planes. The astral planes are a vast, kind of extension, to the physical plane and are subject to the same natural laws. This means that the astral planes are subject to relativity, which in turn means that your experience of clairvoyance may be negative as well as positive. Similar conditions apply with regard to mediumship. You have a messenger, the one receiving the message and the message itself; this is another example of duality; in infinite consciousness the messenger, the receiver and the message are one and the same; there is no separateness.

As for psychic powers, they simply relate to the karmic pathway and like clairvoyance and mediumship, they will only exist when the mind falsely identifies with the body. Of course, it is true to say that if you are reading this and you have experienced any kind of psychic phenomenon, it is an indicator that you are starting to wake up to the reality of who you really are. Problems occur however, when people start to have these experiences and wrongly believe that they are the be-all-and-end-all. They develop attachments to the experiences and want them continuously, oblivious to the fact that such experiences are only ever going to be a stepping stone to Self-realisation. When we develop such attachments, and remain in the psychic and clairvoyant planes, it forms a barrier and keeps us in ignorance of our true nature.

Is it not a no-brainer? Why would you want to settle for a lettuce leaf when you can have a whole salad?

 

Spirituality vs Religion

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Whilst it is perfectly feasible that a religious person is able to display certain spiritual characteristics, and would also undertake some kind of spiritual practice, one who is spiritually awake has no need for a fear-based belief system. Hence, for the one who has awakened, no religion is necessary.

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A Play On Words


heal the world2The word “sin” comes from the Greek, and simply means, “to miss the point”. This is another example of how the church, being man-made, can take something that is completely innocent, turn it into something that it is not and then use it to frighten the life out of the naive and fearful. I have felt for quite some time that sin simply refers to any practice that diverts us from our spiritual pathway. It is the church that has created the demonic definition of this word that is widely understood today.

Since I am no longer the same person who concluded my definition of sin, as stated above, I now feel that even though this may be true on one level, it actually goes much deeper. My conclusion now is that if there is such a thing as sin it is simply our failure to recognize the magnificence of our own being.

What’s Occurring?


616523_2999214478910_1576990736_oI thought it was about time I communicated with you and shared what I have in mind over the coming weeks. A couple of things… Firstly, those who have been following this blog for a few years will know that I used to hold blog interviews with some pretty inspirational people. It only occurred to me the other week that I haven’t done this since probably 2013. So, with that in mind I was thinking that maybe it was about time for me to go in search of a few inspirational peeps and stage a revival. I have a couple in mind already, one has agreed to guest and the other I haven’t asked yet (a minor detail!). So watch this space!

It also occurred to me that I have acquired a number of new followers since I published my first post back in 2011, so it would be a good idea to revisit my own story and add a few things that I’ve not written about before. Mainly because I am a shadow of the person I used to be and I know that I have been able to use my own experiences to help people. Those who have been following this blog for 18 months or less will not be aware of the dark place from which I emerged. I should also add that my chronic fatigue still continues to hamper me; hence my blog posts are not very regular, but I manage it the best I can and I’m always eternally grateful to my followers for their support.

I’m going to close this little preview by sharing with you some of the principles I try to live by that have helped me to change my life. I would like to emphasise that I am by no means a saint and do not always manage to live by these principles. However, I do my best and these days at least I know when I’m being a knob! Here goes.

  1. Never judge another person by what you can see on the surface.
  2. Never hold a grudge; it will poison your soul.
  3. Know that when you look at another person and see a fault, that the world is a mirror, and is simply reflecting back to you a fault in yourself.
  4. Recognise your own faults; recognition of them is half the battle. At least when you know you have a fault you can go about trying to change it.
  5. Never miss an opportunity to carry out an act of kindness.
  6. Avoid organised religion at all costs.
  7. Understand that you are the only one who can make changes in your life.

See you again soon!

The Myth, The Whole Myth And Nothing But The Myth


Probably the greatest barrier to the enlightenment of the human race is that we are not interested in the truth; only the truth as we understand it.

This monkey has just found out he is descended from human beings, having been told at school it was the other way round!

It’s Nearly That Time Of Year Again – Part Four

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This is the story of Adam and Eve that the church doesn’t want you to know about. I’ve split it into two videos, Would You Adam and Eve It – Parts One and Two. For my friends across the pond, the term, “Adam and Eve”, is Cockney rhyming slang for “believe”. The first video explains how the Christian Church tries to instil fear into the masses by spinning them a cock-and-bull story about being sinners. Thus using their fear of being punished by a deity to keep them under control. The second video explains the deeper meaning of what is actually a very beautiful parable. The second video is a few minutes longer than what I intended, but I hope my wit and charm stops you from falling asleep.