This month I’m completing a year-long introduction to psychic energy program. As with any transition in my life, I always sit down and make a list of all the things I’ve learned and ways I’ve grown from this experience. It’s an excellent way to acknowledge and validate growth and bring closure to some of those sticky issues we all go through in life. Do you do this too?
I’ve learned that being psychic is a very natural state of being. It’s not scary. It’s not woo-woo. It’s not just for those that are born with the gift of sight. It is a skill, just like playing the piano, or singing on key. It takes a teacher, a willingness on the part of the student to be receptive to new ideas, and some time spent practicing. But it’s certainly doable!
Over the past year, I’ve also learned to stop taking things so seriously. I’m looking at myself with amusement! Now this isn’t the “ha-ha” funny kind of amusement. This is The Witness, or Silent Observer, who is sitting on my shoulder, seeing things from a detached perspective, and being bemused by the situation at hand.
Just yesterday, I was in the grocery store and found myself in the slow check-out lane behind a woman who was digging and digging and digging through her purse looking for her checkbook. In the “old days” I would have silently said an explicative as I waited impatiently for her to finish. I may have rolled my eyes and had a frown on my face as I muttered a silent judgment of “why aren’t you more organized”?
But now I’m different. I’ve learned to look at my reactions to events in my life with detached amusement – sometimes!
So yesterday, I smiled to myself and monitored my reaction as I watched this woman dig through her purse. I was less impatient than in years past, but I still held a little bit (maybe a lot) of judgment around her disorganization.
I observed, with amusement, my reaction and acknowledged my judgment by saying to myself, “Wow! Isn’t that interesting! You still hold a lot of judgment around people who are not as on top of things as you think they should be.”
And, instead of being pulled into the drama of the situation, I went inward and sat with my thoughts for a moment longer. It gave me a chance to detach from the situation, to recognize and validate, with amusement, my need to have other people be organized. I also made a mental note to work on my judgment of others in a meditation later on in the day.
Through this year-long program, I’ve learned some powerful energy tools that I use every day. I’ve learned to use a grounding cord to keep my energy clean and clear. I know how to fill up with a gold sun to unscatter myself, and how to blow up a rose. I’ve written about these tools in my book and in my blog numerous times, and I will keep referring to them, in the hopes that some of you will choose to incorporate one or all into your daily routines.
I’ve learned that horrible events can be seen as not-so-horrible if seen from a psychic perspective. We each choose our own reality, based upon our thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I now understand that the loss of a loved one, or any dramatic event, can be seen as a growth opportunity, if you choose to see it through the eyes of Spirit. I am forever changed by my son’s death, but I am also forever grateful that I had teachers and guides around me to help me gain a wider perspective of my loss.
They showed me how to let him go, how to let go of grief, and how to replace the sorrow with thoughts of his new existence. I still struggle with Rick’s death some days, but I have the tools to pull my energy back, to reaffirm my place as master of my own thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I am also learning to be OK with not being perfect. I do the best I can in every moment, and that’s all I can ask of myself. I have learned to validate myself and be happy with exactly where I am at any point in time. I can “have” my current situation. I don’t need more. I will still grow and change, but with an attitude of being OK with ME, right here, right now. That’s huge!
I’m happy and at peace. I feel comfortable in my own skin and I look forward to expanding and growing more each day. Because isn’t that what life’s all about?
If you want more information on this psychic awareness program, please contact Miwa Linehan at the Boulder Psychic Institute. https://www.boulderpsychicinstitute.org.