Seeing other worldly beings - Question
Psychic and Paranormal
Well, about perception and good/bad.
It's interesting that I'd rather describe the bad feelings as closed energy or energy not flowing; like a clenched fist around my stomach/chest.
Sending a wish/thought but feeling uneasy in return. It's not about human "walls" however (or maybe it is) but about situations. You ask yourself if you should do a certain activity or go to a place, you literally picture it, so to be clear, without any out of the ordinary or "psychic" intent to it, but what everyone does when talking about a future maybe-to-come activity. And sometimes and especially in my case, you have these very peculiar hard feeling coming back from sending that thought, like a fist clenching around your stomach or heart area.
These are the hardest for me to handle or feel at peace with. I will never in fact put up with them again, or live amidst them, or in places where I feel a weird kind of pressure from sending my usual or good thoughts; it is like I have to do double the effort to get to or reach something. Things become much harder than usual to manifest. Murky energy.
It is related to certain cities and areas. Or it can be related to activities or things you want to do as I mentioned.
Naming it "psychic ecolocation" is a fun but close way of describing how it works, if you can put the two side by side, as far as sending and receiving (or not being able to tell what you receive except that it's not flowing through and it feels like a clenching fist) goes.
These feelings do absolutely not reflect that everyone will have a bad time doing that certain thing or being in that specific place. They might however. But we all do different things and have different "resistance" levels. However it does usually indicate a problem of a more spiritual nature with that place or concept. It can be personal or collective. I used to think I am mistaken just because others can't feel it, but i've come to realise most people grow unaware of inherent issues as they get placed lastly on the priority lists and bring a small gain in the present. A very small gain in my opinion. The "clenching" feeling reflects stress that will come on myself that does not fall well with what is going on in my life at present, despite sounding fine from a logical point of view.
Now about coping
The best way of improving myself or getting out of a "cycle" is simply human interaction and actions. I won't even go to saying nature or "cleansing" traditions , but those as well. It refreshes your mind or perception/ability to protect yourself from something entirely, when you do something for someone you love, maybe to just improve yourself, like for something you are truly interested in, apart from creating healthy habits like the 3 meals per day and getting a fair amount of sleep. To give an exact example, it can help modify how you perceive a trip to somewhere that previously you thought of as murky.
But this means however is you are borrowing from others, it does not necessarily speak of the problem having been solved; and on your own after breaking contact with those people, you might return to not liking the idea once more. I find that interesting.
Is anyone else feeling a reticence about driving? Having issues when riding in cars, such as sickness (that actually comes due to smell for me)? Aren't people more sensitive energy-wise when driving?
I just feel awkward about it despite knowing it's needed in today's society but I hate the feeling of ignoring my inner push or gut feelings. I've learned they're usually true, with some exceptions here and there due to how I interpret them or due to what I don't do on time.
I feel bad about going against myself, yet I wish it was more clear why I have this reticence as if it's not ok or safe for me to come to drive. Is it a warning and have you overcome this before? I have had a period during high school when I was getting this instant warning in my head "be careful, there is something hete"' at specific spots while crossing. Nothing ever happened thank goodness, except that... I remember the warnings in my head that were very specific.
Have you been able to manage or come to a truce with such feelings, as far as cars and driving is concerned?
I am concerned about picking up things or information of an energetical nature that could mess up my perception or driving decisions, not that it happened yet, but... it did in multiple other scenarios. In fact, I am concerned about driving while not in prime mental shape/freshness. Could it be just a normal concern for my personal safety... i've felt ok with horse riding, boat driving, scuba diving, yet somehow my stomach goes "MEH" 'when thinking about driving despite all the advantages it offers me and what others tell me (that it's better). It's really confusing.
I just wish going for your guts was more straightforward and easy with an obvious advantage materialising for the others to see or perceive as well.
So much truth in those words and so sad people do NOT realise these issues. Not only they don't realise but they refuse to talk about them or anything more sad, preferring to just leave them there for someone else to touch and modify them. This has been a common trend since forever as far as I know, of course. Those dealing with "garbage" being treated as inferior beings. It is a world where people actually lost faith and respect for elders and people with vision and capacities to sense what is going on around them. Your existence is measured by how much profit you can make, in families. Nice familial feelings, the "institution" that should be the strongest becomes the weakest, and you should instead serve the state and politics.
There is another trend: people claiming and not wanting to be bothered or responsible for their families' or friends' actions. They are refuting the existence of any kind of past mistakes stretching into the presence by saying it was not them directly who did it therefore it's not their business to do anything about it.
People in the west are masking it with misplaced ideas once again, like "Why should the child suffer for its parents' wrongs?".
Which is true but not when it comes to a society as a whole and to crimes. It applies to someone consciously doing wrong to someone else out of revenge, which is wrong. But otherwise, the truth is we are all forced to take the responsibility on our shoulders and deal with consequences that have their roots far in the past, whether we want or not. Leaving the bad in there/ignoring it or bombarding it with the same kind of negative energy only helps it grow larger, like a cancer.
In many Asian countries we probably see the complete opposite being exaggerated "You will bring disgrace to the following three generations of your family". A very "human" (petty) way of expressing the concept of "karma" indeed.
People who feel the delicate threads that make up our reality and try to tie knots that came undone or to untie some are doing a big favor to the society with their very existence. Such people can't keep on being amidst pollution, electromagnetic radiation and war. People still live with many war concepts without noticing, in the way they treat certain animals (like horses), and in the way they provide education (like in certain/many school systems). It is quite obvious how dominated our ideas of the world are by war when we look into filmography and the discoveries/SF genre and such. How many non-militaristic forms of organisation are there? Almost none.
One should understand, not live with these, though. That is important as well. Living in sadness is not something that should be.
People's mental attitudes and behaviours are also vastly different with the age of internet, and it's like a breath of fresh air to be talking to someone who is not mentally and visually avoiding you or suddenly switching to "another frequency", literally having some sort of attention deficit and inability to correctly energy/movements/emotions. Well actually they do, but it's like this: their brain is either high-wired (they need to chill, not in front of electronics) or they are much more sensitive to thoughts and emotions and prone to being influenced by them more easily, not knowing how to manage them. This is with some of the young. Some 18-25 something are rather like this: they feel like they are functioning slightly in the past, their minds not catching up with the present immediately. Out of sync. I am not talking about passing emotions and thoughts, but state of mind. Tiredness and lack of focus. The incidence or continuation of Autism and ADHD problems at "older" ages are directly linked to this and energy therapy would greatly help these people. A reason why horse-riding and animal therapy works wonders for them.
I'm not sure how to describe it, but you notice (with the positive cases) their energies stay grounded, they don't have these weird reactions and facial expressions or thoughts flowing through their heads. They are who they are, and they can see and perceive you for who you are. I see unity in spirit. But otherwise I see scattered spirits. I want to say it's related to the electromagnetic radiation pollution and the brow/forehead/third eye area, but I would like to read more about it form people who can more clearly perceive the differences.
Have you noticed? You don't realise it until you meet people who are still more old style and lead a healthier life. Why are people not encouraged to grow strong and in balance with themselves? I notice it on myself, I keep doing things that hurt my body in the long run (lack of will?)... somehow at some point i picked up that even when I try to correct something, it's a battle with others who still do it the faulty way, so you have to start separating yourself from them to feel "clean". Very hard to get these habits out of your life when they surround you sometimes, so I went through periods of self-imposed isolation as well. I understand why mystics or ascetics need to separate themselves. I can't say I ever really felt alone... rather, misunderstood. But I actually love and appreciate social interaction, and like others, I also have 2 opposing needs bashing their heads.
I also associate it with the disturbance of natural balance as well (mass tree cutting, no biodiversity, chemicals in the air, soil and water, food).
Depends on what your expectations are from these people, or what you intended your relationship to be to them. The only lessons I know is that of becoming detached of passing thoughts and emotions coming from others.
Just as true is the reality of being able to feel one's heart and thoughts.
Tell apart various intentions form each other, joy, love, or darker feelings gathering. Immediate mental exchanges when in close proximity to someone. Some people are easier to read than others. It is not intentional. They will feel when and if you can "see" them. I personally don't know why I can "hear" thoughts, especially of friends and family, but I can, and I have learned to mask the fact that I can sense them in general because it makes people feel really awkward and creates weird scenarios otherwise. It feels like you have to take something away from yourself... it is not enjoyable, but it is something that has to be done sometimes to protect others. I believe we are searching for places and people who accept us as whole.
Some people have a well developed second side, almost like a shadow, but not with an inherently bad vibe. But it is the voice that wins, the face that comes to the surface, the form that you see and detect, as opposed to their real features. You speak to them and that is the side you hear. Is it the cynical voice? The inner voice that was pushed deep within? The one that realises what is happening behind the veil? And then the rational mind comes that somewhat mutes it, behaviour picked up from family and those around them. It is a truly interesting dichotomy and I was afraid of developing one when I was smaller. This second voice or desires can never be truly muted. They always surface first even if for a split second you recognise and know it, this is the rule of interaction between two beings. The only way to hide it simply to not to interact with people who can feel these. The conscious choice of interaction brings about an inevitable exchange of information. In person or in distance, or seconded by someone else.
You or we are able to communicate through unspoken mental projections with anything that is life around us. Despite these lessons people have been teaching and keeping alive for millenia, people still forget how everything around them is more or less "sentient". More or less, in a way or another, or maybe simply by congruence of forces or factors that force "something" to take your existence into account even when the two of you should not usually interact.
There is a risk and a coefficient error here too as well though, and I only know of time/experience and good intent to bring about the correct lessons. Sometimes the thoughts are very simply... not actually there. You just let negative thoughts gather and take them as reality when in fact others have moved on/the memories persist in your system. or maybe not, and you are just the only one tapping into them at a given time. Sometimes the person acts as if they never noticed anything passing through their minds, yet you are left struggling with this possibly weird impression you got from them, but again, they become weirdly unaware. Was it theirs in the first place, or coming from another source? Did we/do we take it off them and "clean/purify" them in any way, and are we left "struggling" with them for longer? I don't know for sure. Funnily and unexpectedly enough, time has actually been confirming from my thoughts. At least that is soothing to know ^^.
Realising the big society trends and the difference between hearing a concept and understanding it, without having to really read or be told about these.
The discrepancy between concepts that exist within the individual vs concepts that the individual only adopts to camouflage.
The mental way of feeling someone when you know what they say is in contradiction with what they really think.
Fake everything: laughs, thoughts to "push through", public belittle-ing to cover for personal issues, etc.
Very suggestive dreams. "Dare" to push anything back in the subconscious and ignore it, it bubbles up and re-emerges with the first occasion and is more intense and clear.
Waking up suddenly (very suddenly) and speaking someone's name. Having a CLEAR notion, idea and/or feeling in your head about someone who should not be thinking or lingering around your energies, possibly "stealing". This one is mixed and not the clearest yet, but overall if there is something wrong or has the possibility to go very wrong I just wake up knowing it. It does not happen often and if it's people, it's not people I would think about rationally that much. Rationally speaking you think you can easily handle them and they're soft. Wrong... this makes their energies (and yours) more permeable.
Many people tell how they have issues shielding. You don't actively need crystals and objects to do that unless you're practicing something that disrupts them (or makes them more permeable) in a form or another. It should be enough to have these objects around and in need tapping into them is natural and should not always need special invitations. If you do this tells me you're doing something with your energies or tried reaching something outside your present ability (it's an example, not necessarily everyone's case). You need a very clear intent and decisive mind/will, belief in your gut feelings, knowing where it stems from. When you know or understand the name and the origin, you can act on it. This was transformed in popular culture into "knowing the real name of someone/power words".
Not only humans create attachments though. The clearest or most powerful drain I felt with animals for instance was when I was volunteering at an animal shelter, with the dogs in particular. It just hits you, but after you realise it, it gets a bit better in a matter of seconds. A quarter had locomotory or mental issues (not even mentioning behavioural) inflicted before ofr after they were abandoned. Those poor souls... does not really make you want to repeat the experience though, not alone that is.
I have noticed that handwriting too can be very powerful in directing energies, especially if you are upset at someone and trying to convey a message. Never do such things unless you feel the impulse to and not to do harm. There's a rule according to which you reap what you sow or you get what you give (they seem separate in one dimension of thinking, but they are not). In everything you do you use a portion of your energy and to do harm you rip from it, which in turn makes you more "volatile". In my opinion, today's views of what makes one "powerful" are a joke in terms of how volatile and unstable such people get.
One still needs a repeated prayer of some sort however. People are just made to do that. And gestures or movements of some kind. That's interesting.
Attachments always reflect something about you that you need to "readjust" or understand, hence why these happen. People are lessons, and so are you for them. Be respectful of others' physical and mental spaces, don't bulge in. Honest curiosity is one thing, but other forms of thoughts stemming from judgement meet with spontaneous rejection.
Western "1st world countries" children are being brainwashed to no ends. What communism couldn't succeed, they do. Very, too easy they are to be influenced, scared, told what they are or not.
Protecting the environment - they do not. In no Universe or system of thinking, destroying your own planet is normal. Common people are taught to think animals are cute and "let's protect them", but the people who take decisions do not think so - only in terms of profit. Also, if they can do that as far as possible from their homes - better. Nothing bigger than a deer or any carnivores live in these countries anymore, they've been wiped out, and it has extended to fish, birds, small mammals, insects, microfauna.
Like fish on land, men are shaking their hands and feet in the air, but not moving, like in a web.
Reinvention of religions and the past. Always brand new "chimeras".
Mass media - mass disinformation tools. Stop believing that everything that flies can be eaten.
There are very good things too. But I am afraid that the future is dictated by the now. The now is, one needs incredible amounts of energy (physical, mental, spiritual, take it as you may) to shift the thinking of these people, from ego centric to something else. I personally wish I could do more around me, or with myself for a start, maybe... the first dream I ever remember from when I was little ended with me seeing and hearing 2 golden lions roaring into the night as distant revolt sounds were intensifying. Of all the things and suggestions I could have caught when I was 6 or 7, I get this one.
That's just the Empath's Starting Kit.
Throw in for example, knowing that telepathy, image communication are as real as they can get, between both humans and animals. Animals are image/visual and sensorial (especially dogs and horses, races that have been evolving alongside humans, but not only). Humans are auditory and sensorial somehow, tapping into the same brainwaves. Others might feel it differently I guess, I don't know why or how.
1) Very specific sensitivities.
Short list: avocado (but not all fruits), chocolate (but not all types), milk (but not from all animals), table salt and white sugar, petroleum smell, meat from animals in heat, fresh coriander, some white flesh fish and tuna (yet I like the raw versions), fake mint aroma or fake fragrances, and doughs/bread with a lot of bad things in them, like the crap they use for the many popular pizza brands (they make me feel very sluggish, even if the product tastes good, the after-feeling is not good)
Certain avocado fruits, not all, but especially if over-ripen and not really well washed. It comes down most probably to what they've been "sprayed" with. My stomach doesn't seem to appreciate the fruit as we have it nowdays too much either though, so I just stay clear from it.
Chocolate, especially if old. But I don't have any reaction at all to cocoa nibs or powder, or to normal, organic milk, or to cane sugar or cocoa butter. It's simply cheap, old chocolate that i don't tolerate well (I get small red itchy "pimple" like thingies on my body, stomach area and legs, possibly hands too). Basically I can tell which ones have been deposited in not so good conditions, it probably comes down to a more sensitive liver.
Milk from certain breeds of cows that seem to trigger a worse acne reaction than others, although it might not be that necessarily. I don't know if it comes down to casein sensitivity and levels (since here they mainly have Holsteins), or to the hormones/feed/antibiotics I KNOW they give to the animals. It's absolutely impossible for me to eat any Cheddars/yoghurts etc made from the cows here unless i want a face full of blemishes for approximately 2-3 days.
Table salt and white sugar. I really try to avoid those. I mean salt is needed, but i try to limit my intake.
Petroleum smell. I absolutely hate the car and exhaust gas smell, that remains in the interior of the car and is worsened by those fake "air refreshers". Doesn't this make most people sick? The smell in a small confined place. Is that what dogs suffer from, that you see them with their head outside the window? I wish I could do that lol. I kinda learned to suck it up since cars are necessities, but it's a big issue where they use low/bad quality oil and don't have air filters. AKA everywhere in the developing countries. I've had smell-driven car sickness since little, combined with some motion sickness maybe. I just go into a state where I don't drink and I don't eat even for like 2 days. I learned to adapt to that, but it happened multiple times with class trips when i was younger.
The next 2 ones are shared by quite a large number of people i heard (that heavily dislike them):
Meat from animals in heat, such as from pig, cows etc. Can't eat it, i taste them (and sometimes smell) from a mile. They are not allowed to sell meat from reproducing pigs, but they still do of course, they put them in all the sausages, pre-cooked burgers, and others. Or maybe is it because of the chemicals they are fed too? I just had a nasty surprise today with fresh meat, was only able to tell it was form a boar (breeding male pig) after i cooked it.
Fake mint aroma. I could chew the real mint leaves all day, but I find it bad tasting if cooked or if they come as aroma added in bars/chocolate, or minty alcoholic drinks, and in fact I really dislike the fake smell as well (minty air refreshers... a big no no if in a small space and that's all I can smell). Basically, as someone here stated, I find many artificial fragrances really bad and "invasive".
Coffee, black tea have pretty fast effects on me. If I drink a cup of coffee at 7, I'm not going to sleep till 3 unless I am really tired. I will only drink either of those with a "special" occasion. I don't drink, but I can resist quite a bit when I do. But it depends.
I don't really know otherwise. People notice about me I have "healthier" eating habits, but I'm not sure honestly, i eat what i feel my body needs and avoid what I sense as... well, disgusting. This does include a wide variety of processed products and meats. I can easily tell the difference between sugar fed or sugar added honeys and natural ones, rich bioactive yoghurts or drinks vs "fake" microbial culture ones, sun-ripen apples vs greenhouse ones (or other fruits... that lack that tasty sour-sweet tone), "empty" mushrooms, bad-water added wines or heavy on sulphites and many others, such as water quality in onions and garlic and the subsequent sweet or bitter taste they end up with. But that is because I've had the real things, unaltered, so I can compare. Humans keep worsening the taste and qualities/pH of water as well, and that in turn affects the quality of everything (vegetable, fruits more immediately noticeable, but affects the quality of alcoholic drinks and fermentation too, pretty greatly).
This risks becoming a world devoid of a whole dimensions of tastes and smells. And unfortunately, I feel like as I grow up I will get pronounced sensitivities to more foods. And in turn my kids will have even more if this goes on. And so on. The world we're living in.
Certain awful types of bread or doughs make me really sluggish and sleepy, and I can get skin rashes. It's a reason I gave up ordering pizza. Otherwise, I have absolutely no issue with gluten or normal breads. It's the shitty thing they deliberately poison people with that they sell and for some reason people buy. I know someone who became gluten intolerant after eating those cheap breads in excess for a year. A friggin year, at 20 years old. Is that normal? Oh surely it must be!
2) Nothing special. I like making smoothies from time to time and drinking herbal teas though, and I don't mean weird chinese, indian etc blends or fruit infusions. Not that the chinese etc don't have good things, they do, but if you think they export their quality stuff in our supermarkets... maybe one can find some that are better I guess in their speciality shops, I am not sure. However, I mean stuff like camomille, linden, hypericum... and a couple others if i get my hands on them :D People should promote what can grow naturally in their regions. Instead, many lack any knowledge of plants. Even some who go vegan, they only know what mass-media is kind enough to tell them, and live pretty much on an imported soy diet and complementary vitamin powders. Going back to tea, not gonna do it daily though, only when I feel like it. I absolutely have to eat fruits and something sweet (honey) though on a daily basis. And I can't imagine what life would be without sea fruits or oily fish regularly. And... european walnuts (in hulls, the green-yellowish ones are the best). Autumn only though, for the rest of the year we get the ripe ones.
3) Not sure. I like and admire many ideas, but I'm probably not familiar with all superheroes. Nonetheless, I used to like Nightcrawler the teenager version, and power-wise, Psylocke. I did read comics a bit, but mangas more. And books, much more. I appreciate strong characters who remain true to themselves despite difficulties and retain their faith or aspirations. Karl May's books that I read when younger (the Winnetou triology and some others) and Tuareg by A V Figueroa are 2 things that come to mind. The third, an adventure books series featuring a very inventive group of young people (friends) investigating autochthon "mythical" or "legend" places in initially scientific ways and discovering there's more to it than the eye can see.
4) Different ages, different results...
You might notice that your thoughts about a person get sparked or start to flow in your head as you get physically closer to each other by chance. Only when you meet them you realise why your thoughts about them were getting louder and more intense... that you somehow felt you would approach them. And they are experiencing the same from my experience (it is never once sided), though how they react to it differs. Some might perceive it more or less, not many are aware about these things, or they might completely brush off the feeling. Being "brave" and telling them "wow, i was just thinking about you" will be the way to not make them forget about their own thoughts, otherwise... they brush it off and don't realise ^^. Depends, once again, but yeah. Cheers.
How about getting hungry at the same time as brother or knowing what he wants before him saying it, and making me think about/go search for the same food? ^^. I think I'm too thick to experience this over long distances though, only when in proximity, although it can or could depend.
Another observation is, and why/how people came to compare/attribute various symbols or entities/animal avatars to their negative counterparts... partly due to this weird form of "reversal" we have been living in, that I've been feeling, for lack of better words to describe it with. They call something that is essentially bad "good", and things that are essentially good, bad. It is comparable to living in a turned over world, or, an interesting concept i picked from reading about tarot related subjects, expressing the qualities of a reversed card.
The same applies to the symbol of dragon in my opinion. It's been distorted and people "bought" it, for some reason, don't understand why, in the West at least, thought certainly not everywhere.
I mean, this can apply to conceptual entities as well.
Ah, that is true. I also think that fasting is good for the body and mind of a healthy individual, or to achieve it. If you think about it, animals have to regularly fast in the wild, and we probably did that too at the beginning of times. Just not done in excess or forced, I would say. A lot of religions do suggest vegetarianism or fasting at certain times of the year, and it has to do with controling yourself, remaining focused, to "cleanse" your body and notice the sensations and changes.
Still couldn't do it myself though at this point in life because I don't have enough resources stored in my body anymore xD but I can shut down the sensation of hunger and go for half a day without food, or more if needed.
I have come across some Mythical Creatures that I thought would never be real. Dragons and a Gryphon. So I know they could be real but in the etheric world that interfaces with our own.
About dragons. For me it's interesting in the sense that it always made me feel sad when other people were "deifying" acts of... what can be called medieval cruelty due to lack of knowledge, ever since i was small.
I am Christian myself, but you know how they have the picture of St. George killing the dragon in so many places, and preaching about how killing the dragon symbolizes the destruction of evil? I can understand symbolism and association, but it bothers me how no one is feeling like they missed a chance to study an amazing species of reptile or maybe a more "supernatural" occurrence, or tame/befriend/come to understand it (i mean in the actual days, as obviously back in those days they had more fear when it came to wild animals) and is like "yeah that's cool boo to anything that looks weird and looks like it could kill us, even if it never actually would unless poked in the eye" pun intended. It's probably the only re-occurring visual representation that i feel at odds/uneasy with still. The story of course was, even back then, told/popularised from a third person perspective and got changed a lot during the centuries, but I'm referring to the modern day thinking about the concept, or lack of. I've only found one picture so far of an artist who probably had similar thoughts at some point named "St. George's Remorse" on DeviantArt.
People are mostly like "it's a fictional thing" but that does not or cannot cancel out what i felt myself. Today I could say that the same symbolism goes the other way around, showing or predicting how unbothered some people have been and still are by the killing of so many animal species, and thus their environments, and of some rich layers of reality. I depicted them (dragons, or beings that resemble "chimeras") in my drawings a lot ever since I started drawing, being one of my favorite subjects along with other more "down to earth things". I was never able to see them as bad and it bothers me when i read or know about stories or movies where the "dragon" is killed, because of the magical potency and intelligence they withhold, yet also ability to exist in the natural world without disrupting it... what happens is in the west this/these get automatically attributed to evilness. Same with snakes.
Or used to. Quite a few noticeable changes in the past few years. Still not much changed in terms of adult collective consciousness. And the young people/mass-media nowdays are more bothered by whom they are legally allowed to have sex with or not (and gender pronouns) when we have so many other cool things to debate or bring into reality/manifest. Sigh. It is a start, but on a quite low level, as in vibe. Beautiful the times when you went with your 9 yr old friends to the essentially wild forests around your mountain holiday home in search of fairies, dragons and magical creatures xD.
I've been waiting for games where you can play as a magical being and more exactly as a dragon for ages (and some other fangirls/boys too probably) but we're stuck with a very old-fashioned The I of the Dragon Game which bugs quite easily and needs a remake, I'm not aware of any serious other ones.
They are very underrepresented in quality stories despite being the most popular by far! At least we got HTTYD, and it would be a shame to belittle adults who loved it (like myself, at least on the outside) just because it has a "for kids" tag. The concept is beautiful.
How old are you and what is your body type/how is your metabolism? What do you drink during the fasting days? How long do you, can you, or did you fast?
Before I even or ever started thinking this was a good idea, I did it, but I blamed stress.
It worked and I felt interesting but I did not "fast" for long at a time (15 hrs max probably), and I definitely don't really like the sensation anymore now. I have always been lean, and I never liked eating cooked animal fat (only raw or for example prepared with herbs and in brine and kept in cold like they do with pig fat/ham) so my body doesn't have much stored to both be active/have an alert mind and not eat anything. 22 here. Impossible for me, unless I ate a lot for two months and fasted the third or something like that, with the requirement that the food was highly nutrition/good/and not much processed or prepared from shitty "mistery dust" in factories. Or maybe in a very cold country especially during winter, as I tend to get cold easier than others when temps drop and that would spark some metabolic needs. Another way would be if I had the most relaxed time of my life and didn't have to think much, as the brain takes it all . I also think that in developed countries and especially in the west, the access to organically grown, highly nutritious VEGETARIAN foods is limited, and is one of the downsides of food mismanagement/waste and lack of recycling. Same for very developed cities, where you're left with healthier animal alternatives unless you have an impressive income and afford to buy all the imported quality goods. So it comes down to sensitivity (physical or emotional/related to heightened perception or manifesting medical condition) towards meat etc more than anything else to make you quit eating meat given the above factors.
I'm not falling for any pre packaged "healthy veggie burgers" & "drinks" and I oftentimes find the smell of bottled "original indian sauces/mixes" awful. In fact, unless you're getting your soy milk from some kind of special farm or big asian store directly, there's absolutely no soy milk alternative commercially sold that has over 8% actual soy milk, and it's processed. Yet another trick on the market to fool people to drink what is essentially flavoured water with added lab vitamins. I still prefer full fat milk (4% or more) over skimmed highly heated homogenized etc etc milk. I'm still firmly convinced it's the processing and heat treatment of everything that makes a product bad, as in the original state it comes with all the good stuff (boiling unpasteurised milk from a cow is a must though, of course, for safety reasons, unless you can test it everytime and make sure it's safe). But then you remember about the "lovely" food they eat and hormones/antibiotics they receive... way to go, capitalism. Not one should be falling for the "but otherwise there wouldn't be enough for everyone" either as that is a fictive excuse and people have always had more than they can chew, but greediness stood and still stands in the way of sustainable progress. Sure, there were some goat and sheep (commercially viable) alternatives, if you buy directly from farms, which are a bit better than cow now days, but depends.
But you (or anyone) shouldn't be discouraged from becoming vegetarians by what I write if you know you do have healthy alternatives where you live, of course. For "reference" purposes, I've only lived and travelled through Europe : )
My godmother used to pick herbs all the time from the wild for various things (south-eastern Europe). A popular advice that I also like giving is getting herbs specific to your region (specific to where you grew up as a kid, to where you are right now, or depending on your ancestry). There is always a more special link between you and what grows in your area, supposing it's not overly polluted in the present days... (this thought always saddens me). Otherwise, if they are not available, you can still benefit from something brough for example from Japan or Russia, even if they are from a foreign place, of course, it will not cancel out their properties.
If you are from a temperate region/climate (oceanic or continental), my examples could help you:
Examples of how different common plants ( aka that grow in many places, even on the side of roads, though of course people don't want to pick those) are used where I come from:
Calendula/marigold powder with honey for skin healing: scars, tattoos, wounds, burns. Same with backwort (symphitum officinale), strong skin healing properties. Absinthe (artemisia), same, very good for healing.
Cabbage is anti-inflammatory and can be applied on swollen parts.
Equisetum arvense (horse's tail), for ovaries and gynecologic problems.
Achillea millefolium (mouse tail), tea for internal use (read about it if you want, not too sure myself).
Fennel tea, for digestive problems, colds, coughing, etc.
The ever popular camomile tea used as eye patches as well.
Celandine, a more powerful equivalent of aloe vera, used to prevent infections (the yellow "juice" of the plant) and also in tea (I swear we make "tea" -infusions- out of everything), for the liver, metabolism... but can be toxic if ingested in high quantities. The tea is kinda analgesic, so can alleviate pain.
Rosehips (Rosa canina) are also very popular, I only know they have a lot of Vitamin C and are really good for the immune system. Again, they make drinks (but don't think about alcohol) out of them.
Thyme tea is a thing, sage, so is parsley for memory... lots of flavonoids they have.
Nettle tea. Even the stings/burning sensation when you pick them is supposed to be good for you and for your skin.
Sea buckthorn... very-very appreciated, this one is something I feel i could recommend to you. Tell me if that's true . You combine it with honey (real honey, not dilluted or from bees treated with 1000 antibiotics). 1/4 honey and 3/4 slightly crushed buckthorn (the red-yellow-orangey tiny fruits). You leave it one week in the fridge, jar sealed (or whatever you can do to prevent air from getting inside, in order for it to macerate/soak). It can taste pretty sour, but it has a lot of vitamins and good stuff in it.
I suppose everyone knows about mint tea.
Pure ginger tea is also popular for certain affections, but i am not sure how well it grows in my country, it probably needs more attention that some simple garlic for instance. It's very appreciated though, can get very hot/"spicy".
Very important! Do not combine a lot of teas in a short amount of time without consulting a specialist, because you can actually die from an overdose... depending on what health issues you have... they can over-stimulate you, so read about their effects. A relative of some family friends died doing "plant tea experiments" on himself. The term tea here means more like infusion, we do not really eat crushed leaf powder, although some stuff might remain in the tea on the bottom of the cup, but no problem, don't worry. Also, if you drink them for their raw medicinal qualities, you are not supposed to sweeten them with anything or add milks. Maybe only some lemon allowed. Then again, different people, different preferences, there will always be that 10% or more for whom things work a bit differently. Also, the water shouldn't be immediately poured on the plant at boiling temperature, should be let to cool a little, like 2 minutes, but this can differ too, it's just a general rule.
Point number 2, never trust mass-media when they "deify" a certain product like they just discovered it for the first time. The Omega 3s in salmon? 90% is farmed and jokes on you, those studies were done on wild salmons, as the captive ones barely get half of what their counterparts do, because of what they are fed with.
The amazing super foods that some products are said to be, like matcha and cacao? Jokes on you, you can probably get the same amount of minerals from blueberries and you don't have to worry about where they come from usually and if they've been roasted and if they are eco etc. (or it is much easier to tell).
I don't want to say they are bad either (they aren't), but be aware of mass-media campaigns and traps (purely economical interests). You might read numerous articles saying stuff like "wow! 180 degrees life change after trying this! check it out!" but always be vigilant and trust your bodily needs first and foremost. If you want to try something don't buy the biggest pack you can find on the shelf.
Not a herb but very interesting: nature's most powerful antibiotic is considered to be propolis tincture. It boosts the immune system, can treat colds, coughing etc. It has a very unpleasant taste, so it's best to have it with honey. But it is very cheap where I come from and has no counter-indication, unlike the medication we know as antibiotic. But don't take it on an empty stomach (best is an hour or so after a meal, 2-3 times a day). It usually contains alcohol solution so one spoon is enough to heat you up for half an hour, heh. Now of course, if you have health problems that persist, reappear, or seem to be getting worse, consult your medic.
Also, we used to seasonally drink elderberry juice prepared at home, even after it got slightly alcoholic (it seriously doesn't matter even if you're smaller than 18 lol), because we had so many trees growing by. We've had wine in our homes constantly since I was little, the "natural" ones prepared by people in the countryside who only had enough to give to friends and family, and I still rarely drink, and never get drunk (or never entirely). At first it's non alcoholic, and it's simply tasty grape juice. As it ages, especially if you leave it outside, it starts becoming more and more alcoholic, aka wine. Just saying that to clear any "politically correct" thoughts and fears and preconceived ideas about alcohol. Same for my brother. The real issues here have always been over-processing of food and drinks. But I digress. I am not sure about the properties, I know elderberry has quite a handful good ones, but also that if you drink the stuff on the bottom or ingest too many of the flowers then it can be toxic.
Also, rant time, don't even get me started on garlic and green onions in countries like UK, the ones you can find in supermarkets, even organic. They do not taste nice once cooked, on the bitter side, and aren't that good raw either. Where I come from they are very good raw eaten as a side dish for most meats and stuff, in salads etc... and are on the sweet side, not bitter! Maybe they are better if from a garden, I don't know. People are just slowly and gradually losing/killing all the gifts nature gave them, and forgetting everything that used to be good, had taste and aroma. Both garlic and onion are supposed to be very healthy for you (uncooked).
Ramson is a plant that tastes like garlic and can replace it, very aromatic and nice in salads.
Capsules and vitamins? A medium-sized no no as long as you have the actual plants/foods available. Anyone who recommends them first and foremost loses credibility in my eyes.
Feeling weird or drained after talking with certain people or after certain social situations. I will need time to recharge and ponder over what happened/reflect, sometimes I can't even eat or so, I have to go straight to sleep.
Always been hard for me to keep/remain collected and grounded, yet at the same time able to pick up the good stuff "from the air" or surroundings.
Having to put extra time and care into who I keep as friends, where I go, what I pursue or do as my job, what i eat, how much I sleep, into what and how I think, and so on. Things can materialise for me pretty quickly, or if I'm not careful and get low, it can get pretty bad, like explained. To deal with these I had to come to absolutely be certain of MY OWN way, and have belief in the way life works in general and my intuition, for they caused the least harm to myself ^^. Basically center my own energy around myself and make doubts go away. Realising that the weirdest, stray-est thoughts can have the biggest meaning. What's more, I had to NOTICE this in someone else, to learn how to do it myself, or rather to crystallise it. Otherwise just knowing what you want theoretically without searching or seeing does not have the same power.
Interestingly enough, people do not realise how useful and crucial menstruation is for females.
It actually rids the body of toxins, and it's by far one of the body's most efficient ways of doing so. It is basically preparing you for pregnancy. Eating, drinking, breathing comes at a cost and that is accumulating toxins that need to be eliminated: this happens everywhere and with everything on Earth. The color, odour, length etc of your period can also tell and warn you about any possible issues inside your body, and if you get dizzy and unwell during it it's a clear sign you might be lacking vitamins or iron/zinc etc. and need supplements for it/them (better find a way to enjoy food rich in whatever you lack, rather than through supplements, shakes, pills and painkillers, which are bs, you're not missing an arm, you're just going through menstruation, unless it really does get bad for you).
It is truly sad that during history there were times when menstruation was seen as a shameful thing and women were not allowed to talk about it.
Menstruation can also make you less grounded, or at least that's the impression I end up with, and when that happens, everything is magnified. Your emotions can also come up to the surface much easier, but that's part of the "cleaning" process as well, and it's not bad, it's a sign that you've simply gathered and bottled up emotions that better get out or will cause you problems later.
Naturally, "light" and shininess attracts. It's not a bad thing... but people nowdays and society seem to be in love with anything unnatural and harmful, so what happens is that natural reactions or happenings/emotions are regarded as bad or stupid by the "normal people". I had to digress, Freud style. But it's directed in general at people who never learn, sorry if it comes off as too "angry".
So much easier to have a 180 degree roll when menstruation strikes if your life is sedentary. Physical activity actually helps to reduce pain, or did in my case. Also listening to your bodily needs, you will feel like eating certain foods and drinking more water a couples days before the "day", and if you won't and will ignore it, which people are taught to do, ignoring their basic needs thoughts and emotions, you will obviously not end up feeling good, or dehydrated, or dizzy.
You will always feel more spiritual activity and ease of information exchange around a person leading a healthy lifestyle, and menstruation is a natural cleaning cycle, although it does involve losing nutrients.
However, in nature, many mammals have menstruation, but instead of bleeding the outer womb lining, they just reabsorb it! I am a bit unsure about how much more of a better evolutionary tactic "bleeding it out" (Linking Park reference? :P) is, and how it affects us, but it's definitely an interesting topic.
That is something I'm interested in and I would like to hear more about. I feel sad... or uncomfortable, knowing I have this feeling that like people in the old times we could today refer to coexisting harmoniously with "spirits and everything else".
But people concentrate on the black and white view. In nature a certain smell will attract a certain type of bug, and the same happens with our thoughts, and we have control over them, or should, if only people were more widely taught to look deeper than appearances and also look within themselves. There's that thing that goes, when someone does their job well, or does something good, no one notices... and only when things go bad they start realising... then we are left with what? Reports of exclusively bad encounters and a lot of uncertainty... because only the tragic sets people's minds in motion? Are humans just incredibly forgetful?
If able to ). My thoughts on the nature of these spirits however is that bad feelings, guilt and sadness attract in turn more of the negative kind, and the way our mind is wired or the way we let it be without actively working on it, on learning and understanding, is the main reason why we get stuck in so many depressing situations. So basically that we are "little gravity centers", even black holes or worm holes at the same time, absorbing "particles" and transforming them.
Too many life forms to count, and all of them vary. Same with our sensations, no one should ever come to think everything is trying to harm them and completely close away from all the future possible (possibly positive) experiences.
Very interesting to know! I really enjoy reading about what different people's experiences are, good or bad, honestly makes me hopeful about the multiple ways one can perceive "reality", and how many people remain open to doing that, and why their voice seems covered by other "more important" things. I want to remain honest to myself, and I know I might've seen weird appearances in the past as well. I've previously been scared by the idea as well, and so i think this determined part of my mind to try to ignore whatever I might notice for even a split of a second, but something "sparks" these, even if ever so subtle, and I can't erase that from my mind.
An organised/pragmatic approach certainly is interesting as well and might lead to finding out interesting stories about the area I'm living in right now We'll see
I cannot jump into relationships "just like that" at all for the other must first be able to deal with my intensity and ability to sense his general thoughts and intentions... and tendency to try to change others for the "better" and dealing with challenging situations all the time, more or less. Heavy life lessons. Ability to see beyond random veils and control themselves/himself. And you don't find these people anywhere, but otherwise I am afraid to jump even into random friendships with people because I am aware of my own influence and intensity at times, and not everyone can handle such things.
Sometimes I literally "burn" with my words or gaze if I identify something wrong or become inquisitive if something is hidden and low-key will keep "knock" at the locked door until it opens. I've never had a real relationship in the sense of "been with this person for an year and had sexual contact", because from my previous experiences I reached the conclusion that I should first get to know myself and be able to hold myself back or positively channel and learn to deal with the tendencies or affinities I was born with. I've had people obsessed about my person for years even though I never started a relationship with them or went past the friendship point.
Some even saw me as some kind of "spiritual teacher" and jokingly called me master which freaked me out of course ) because I used to dislike assuming responsibilities. We can say I was taking everything too seriously, still am possibly, just learned to become a bit more chill and less of a control freak.
And remaining grounded... that was hard and now I'm struggling again. I'm with one foot in this world and with the other... in another. Well at least that's how a lady described it. Wished I could disagree but it was true. Without harsh life experiences I would still be floating, although I used to blame family and/or the direction society is heading towards. "Blaming" because they knew I have some sensibilities (sensing emotions and environment, animals, sometimes even things to come but... don't take it in an "apocalyptic" way, they were or are there because they were related to me, less to others)... so they saw that and tried being overprotective.
I believe we do require essentially complex partners who understand the struggle of trying to remain true to yourself and have a correct judgement, in challenging situations, and also... with understanding towards spiritual matters. But I also think it's more simple to be closer to your human(e) side and natural instincts rather than torn apart by others, constantly in conflicts, leading people to disaster, ill-advising, and so on. Absolutely. We like being simple and returning to our roots, and nothing better for that than nature, old traditions and warm personal relationships based on trust AND acknowledgment about the mysterious nature of this world and effects of our actions and thoughts on everything that surrounds us.
Hello! I was wondering about what different people are able to perceive and see the other day, and some stuck me as being very similar to what some old tales say. My question is, what do you think about people who wrote or talked about having seen beings such as fairies, nature spirits or will o wisps and such, mythologicsl creatures, etc.? What are your thoughts about the origins of these 'visions', and how 'common' would that be (for someone to see such 'things') in the world of today, especially as we've managed to destroy or limit/exploit so many natural sites where they were said to appear?
How come so many people see only/mainly what they perceive to be negative spirits but you don't really hear of helpful ones unless you live maybe somewhere in the far East?
I acknowledge that help and advice for the other things you mentioned could be welcomed, but I will concentrate on what snakes always represented for me and what i'd tell someone who is afraid of them. What you mentioned about the visions does not feel that heavy, or on the fear-phobia side (because I've met people who never touched or met snaked in real life and yet had a snake phobia), and might not really be related to what i'm going to say, but that is good.
I've had a lot of dreams that involved snakes in the past, but they were never scary. My dreams do take a lot of color from what I actively think and believe about things, and in my case, i find reptiles beautiful, and I touched and photographed snakes in the wild before. I also like drawing them. In dreams, what was scary was, maybe, the environment they were in.
They never appeared as indicating something bad themselves, but more like 'something happened that made them not be docile', or I was not sure how to approach them.
A very positive dream i had about them when i was younger, was where i woke up at the base of a tree on a small patch of land surrounded by water, like in a sunny, green, beautiful swamp or flooded forest. On that patch surrounding me there were a myriad of colorful snakes on the ground, so many I couldn't see the grass, but they created a path for me to walk forward without stepping on them and got into a boat and started rowing slowly. In another it was night and I was looking for a silvery, almost spirit-like milk-colored anaconda that i could picture in my mind but couldn't find. In another, I felt pain as me and many snakes got caught in big fires in a garage/parking... in another, very poisonous snakes were hanging still in a tree orchard in a desert, trying to keep their energy, and judging whether they could let me touch them/react to me or not... these dreams with them are calm, compared to others I have/had.
Animals that appeared in very intense dreams in the past, that I can remember: black dogs/wolves, lions (my earliest dream that i remember from early childhood, about 2 lions and roaring in the night, back when dad and mom were still sleeping with me sometimes because i was scared of the dark, and we still had a white/black tv) and then about a caged and angry lion, primates, an Orca, snowy/barn owl, dinosaur (carnivorous bipedal type), horses.
I wouldn't advise you or any person for that matter (and I've discussed this already with other people) to start fearing or associating and animal with something spiritually negative because you heard you should or someone had a bad experience (we are talking about animals). That never leads to good things, and that animal will then become for you a mere shadow, reflection, echo of something that comes from outside which you 'kindly' welcomed inside (fear) for no reason, in dreams, comparisons or passing illusions, in what you project when thinking or looking at it. You ought to have your own experience with animals and decide for yourself, or when not applicable, try to switch your focus to yourself and reflect upon it, don't just 'welcome it in'. Our role as human beings is definitely not to live in fear and on primal instincts, and everyone has different needs and callings...
I don't believe or don't want to believe in predestination as in your future is set in stone, yet at one point I felt that choosing to remain in a certain place would have led to that, and me missing something big. It was a big pressure that i tried to lift by moving somewhere else. Couldn't have done much else. What followed was a horrible experience and i kept asking myself what else I was supposed to do, and for 2 years I kept wishing to reverse or freeze time. It wasn't about a significant someone, but related to studies/future work. By all standards, it was bad, and I felt horrible, as it coincided with a period when I felt like reading, studying and trying to understand the world around me and the philosophy behind esoteric practices, religions etc. Was a time when I felt like being with myself but I felt misunderstood because of that, and I was. I felt like I lost a part of myself as well, and I had some very cryptic dreams.
Right now though I think it challenged me to rethink some things and led to me not regretting anything else ever again, or be in a state of undecidedness. I value straightforwardness much more, although I still don't understand right now why it had to be that bad... at least I had family close and some friends. I kind of still remained with pity for myself in the sense that, it could've been much better, why was i thrown in that social mess? How can our minds become so diffuse, distracted, how can it be so hard to remain grounded and clear your mind? Why are people so weak? But it's like I attracted and collected all the negative situations around me, and felt compelled to solve them, even when they weren't mine, so to say. Was incredible how out of the place i felt at times, but also how fast thought/intention would manifest.
So I re-learned the role of boundaries the rather painful way. And I finally "sorted" myself out 3 years later, after meeting someone who i believe helped me a lot without realising, simply through his way of being. Was what i thought to be "a correct way". "Finally someone not afraid to be themselves, and who need to be who they are".
So then no more lies, to others and yourself. Do what you have to do. I left what was hurting me definitively... basically I left my country for the time being. "Studies" I believe they call them in a generic way. I feel fine right now though, and better in the long run. So it did not lead to something bad, but I had to pull myself together, and clean what had been shoved "under the rug", which happens even to the most careful... sometimes you simply don't realise. Maybe it's better, maybe it's worse... at one point though you have to face them. When you realise the futility of many social constructs in a modern society, the illusions some chase, misplaced faiths, and that you have to use what you were given.
Thank you for sharing! It means a lot to read that other people, and as in your case, entire families, have grown accustomed to their gifts and learned to manage them without hurting anyone or themselves (hopefully).
Yes, I had to keep it hidden from virtually most people and got used to doing so. Sometimes really nice things happen. Some friends or people might "sense" something and actually want to meet up with me to talk about spirituality, or simply confess stuff in general. I've had some pretty tough things to deal with on a mental level, and for a long time I think I was caught in my family's matters that needed to be solved, on a psychological and spiritual level too. But family remains family... and all for the best, we want to hope, except I was urged to become more independent and so I and so I do judge a few things about them now.
I have been very concerned over the years about what I do and what I shouldn't, to try and preserve whatever abilities I have... it's kept me away from "dangers" but it's not exactly easy to explain decisions that are different from others', such as needing more time for myself and so on. And it's definitely been a wild ride through the educational system here. Not the best. I mean my grades were good... but there were so many unnecessarily hurtful things... real unnecessary.
Every time i start writing, a novel unravels, and I have to get self-conscious and write shorter posts here, lol. I am hoping more people will wake up to it...
I wish to talk about spiritual gifts being passed down or inherited in a family, members "waking up" to it, without any form of education in this sense. A few years ago I became heavily attracted to reading and studying on my own about the many different types of spirituality, belief systems, layers of reality, myths and legends, astrological systems. I believe I was 12 when I started noticing some weird things around me, and the most of all, very strong feelings at time before something was to happen, or IF an act would lead to something potentially dangerous or life-threatening. But such topics were pretty much looked down upon.
After finally opening up, even if vaguely, to my mother, I found out we have had before in my family, my grand-grand mother and a mother's relative, accurately doing readings for friends and family. My own mother admitted to having precognitive dreams but being scared or uncertain about them. She's been trying to tell apart what is real from what are fears. When I started waking up to a few more things I really did not like around me I had to pull back because such thoughts were too much for my own family to take in rationally. So I was just by myself... and forums from time to time, always searching to remain rooted and conscious about my gut feelings and the things I can perceive. It wasn't exactly a straight road...
The signals are everywhere if you can listen to them, and nothing happens without warning, that I know. I have been able to hear thoughts at times especially if they are connected to me and perfectly re-tell them, sometimes kind of scaring people especially when I was younger, which ended with me talking much less than anyone else, being more shy, and having them think I'm weird... I've learned that people, as they grow up, detach so much sometimes from their real selves, maybe because of their environments they end up working in, that they are afraid of being seen as they are or looked at in this way, especially if by a non-family member. I have always had a special thing for animals, nature and kids, and a way of digging up potential lies. It's funny how you learn to not be scared of the more shadowy part of people or of yourself, a pretty valuable and interesting lesson. It's more about balance and re-directing it, and the asian spirituality is right about portraying both ligth and darkness.
As I grew up I learned more about personal power, detaching more and creating healthier boundaries. (but not typical conscious shielding, no matter what I read here I don't feel it at the moment to be the best option at all for... people in general, not talking about specific cases) I even kept it secret-ish when, in search for a quiet place where closing your eyes and thinking about spiritual things is not an issue, I ended up in church gardens on a bench or inside it, and everything was fine, but I had to keep it for myself not to alarm my family.......... which is basically the story of my life till now. I've been working towards connecting this side to the mundane life in a way that family, my close ones and even other people that come in contact with me can understand and accept, because I can't be someone else (I've tried to. Had self-undoing tendencies too. So my advice: don't repeat the same mistake, just because some people who don't know you think you should behave a certain way). I'm not using many specific words, in fact it's interesting what pure thinking/attitude and actions do by themselves. All in the while, I was a "normal" kid, then teenager, now finished university, going for Masters. I've been keeping an eye on my dreams as well.
My father's mother also had 3 big precognitive moments in her life, last one being before a big earthquake, which could have killed my father as a baby: she saw a wall falling on him, and so she woke up and moved him away. Then after a few minutes this is exactly what happened, the bed on which he was previously sleeping was covered in the wall's debris, after the earthquake occured.
I don't know what to say about this other than I did not suddenly wake up to it, but just kept it for myself or tried to redirect it until I could no more. I've talked with my grandmother about my relatives but it seems like it was allright during those times and people did not mock or try to bring them down. They were doing it as part of their lives, of course I was curious to hear about repercussions, but there weren't any happenings connected to their forecasting as far as I'm or grandmother was aware of. Also on the maternal line, there is a 90% incidence of Cystic fibrosis, and I already had a few minor issues related to this as well, but again, just minor fortunately, and I've been healthy overall, "thanks God" as we say here ^^. I also have a weirdly sensible sense of hearing. I very much like to think it's normal for us as a species to have such gifts in order to positively advance, and a big shame to disdain them, like it is happening.
Note: I still consider myself Christian because this is how I grew up and the way I was raised, it's never been a contradicting system of beliefs, not at all. But I also believe in these other things and valuable lessons that all religions on this earth can offer.
What do you think about it? What are your experiences with people claiming to have "gifts" running in families? I know this forum has many American members in it, and the native American heritage is rich in spirituality and respect for one's land... (just one example). What is your story, connected to your family?
Posts like these bother me, I have to admit. They're generalizations, and it's not a good idea to make great big assumptions on something we still know so little about. I didn't know I was empathic until a few years ago. It never occurred to me that there are more females. I would tread cautiously before making a blanket statement like this.
I agree with your concept, but differently. Many if not most people agree with females being more in tune to their empathic side or accepting it, but let me tell you why i think this happens, and why i don't see it as a blanket statement. It simply comes from how gender roles have been for centuries and how females have to bear and take care of children, so they have to be naturally in tune with the emotional needs of the other, and there's even the maternal/nursing instinct in there. Guys haven't been traditionally encouraged to polish these attributes, and might've been seen as weaknesses among their peers when shown.
At the core, I strongly believe most of us are born fully able to become balanced empaths or intuitive thinkers, with 0 differentiation between male or female. And if I am not mistaken about sensibility (in my mind empathy, being psychic... they go hand in hand, like the majority of these abilities), there have been both male and female names to go down history as great people-healers.
I also had the same thing going but with a tougher luck... in my country there aren't many opportunities on what i would have had a personal drive for (psychology/special education/sustainable tourism/environmental sciences/even biology field) or they have a abd reputation for not being good, so I just went along with foreign languages since parents etc noticed it easy for me to pick them up. Ends up that it's so much the environment and people through which I pick them up and not the way they are taught at universities with no field trips, little to no interaction, games or auditory materials, basically just paperwork and whatever you can do at home. I realized I could have very well learned what I wanted to learn by staying at a host family from a certain nationality while doing something real for myself or for the career i was "draming" about. It's definitely not the first time normal education leaves me cold though (I talk - you listen, no projects, no interaction, I'm smarter-you're dumber type of stuff).
So what i am doing is I'm finding opportunities to go abroad (Europe) at the moment though it's pretty annoying being in the terminal year here and having to finish something that I don't like ^^. I am naturally artistic and I feel the need to draw all the time, read and listen to so many things, I can't just go conventional...
It can be worse to have multiple things in mind that you feel like doing, rather than "just one calling". xD And going for the material aspect only? I'm afraid for me it works the other way around... by doing what I can dedicate myself to, I'm able to sustain myself.
It's pretty sad to read how often religion goes hand in hand with unpleasant memories and strictness... :/
I can't say they shut me down, and I've definitely been nurtured because my own mother had premonitions and these kind of feelings that i had as well, especially through dreams. My grandma was/is a strong character, and my grand-grandmother used to help the wives of the soldiers with readings during WWII. It took me years until she finally told me this, because it's a bit of a taboo, borderline between being right and wrong, especially with my mother.
With me, I had a strong "calling" towards learning more and I've always had a special thing for children, animals, people in need and so on. I'm also a confessions magnet at times, and the one people spot first when they're lost in the city or at the subway and looking for directions xD
As far as religiousness goes, my family was a bit, but not so much, we just always respected the major dates that were a source of celebration/party and happiness/being together with friends or family so, it never ever got bad connotations. We each had our own vision on religion and when we felt like of course we did a prayer or went to the church... sometimes... not often lol. But still. I had a period when I went more often, but it was purely out of personal curiosity and searching for meanings, history and a lot of stuff, so it was during the same period when i was reading about astrology, occult branches and so on. I kinda mashed them together. Went to a Reiki course that I did not enjoy much (the after feeling was... to say at least, weird) but I was also welcomed by an energy therapeutist lady and I liked those sessions more. It was more calming, and it was hand in hand with healing and using natural medication to treat affections or whatever... she was quite well known in my city actually). During the thingy I used to feel a tingle on top of my head so strong it made me smile widely or laugh, I couldn't control it, it made me happy. As far as my vision goes on it, I believe every religion has something beautiful to teach, and I am sad our priests for example don't focus wordly issues such as pollution and respecting nature and animals, something people were I live lack a lot... respect for nature. I don't make religion a central subject in my head, though it remains an important part of the society here, and while I will always keep my own ideas (mostly related to certain distorted images created by the human mind when spread further through speech or put in words), I also believe in Christianity to a certain extent from a historical point of view.
Where I lived, having feelings about something that is to happen was never something "omg the devil" blah blah. Anything spiritual of this kind was seen as something that could possibly help, but it needed pondering over and deciding whether it's good or not to give it much attention. Usually people wouldn't speak about it in these contexts that we are on this forum though. The branches that involve communicating with spirits, using gemstones or cards and whatnot are on the forbidden/not safe side and no priest would like hearing you talk about them as a "yo hey I do that in my free time" xD. I have my doubts when it comes to these things as well, and the steps are really small and careful. Generally speaking I don't like certain colors of it, but I feel more at peace when associating or delving into the Norse/rune reading culture for example, rather than the french, italian or arabic roots of the tarot, and also more than some of the chinese bone/turtle shell/etc practices. It's also related to the character of the individual. If you had a good image, were doing good things, were calm or from a good family and so on, people would respect more when you had premonitions or these kind of things, as opposed to someone with a less fortunate start in life whose "dreams" might have been equally true.
Looking at what i wrote I wonder if some people feel like calling it a Fantasy World i lived in xD it surely wasn't, and while I had a fine childhood as far as family, travelling and everything related to them is included, I was the one willful enough not to accept bad things happening to me or trying to calm the waters. I also meditated over what happened to me and over time filtered out the unpleasant things, though I sure remember them, I don't feel remorse... or anger. It also helps talking to someone about them. It was pretty bad when it came to school and classmates though and I only mean the social side of it... :/ I didn't like it. I had my trust in people lost for a long time. And I'm social by nature but simply sensible to the negative stuff so I was a bit lost. Had issues with bullies too... What i believed in was always challenged more or less. Grades & relationship with teachers or bigger people were always ok.
The major issue I noticed within the society is being taught to disregard inner feelings and emotions, or not follow them. This is a huge mistake I wish it was no longer taught within families as well. Instead of strengthening/empowering the individual or teaching balance/consideration for the people within society, you weaken it to make it more malleable or less resistant to other people will? That's how I felt about myself, and I've always been about figuring out what I want to do, what I have to do, who I am, what I am capable of ^^. The need for boundaries and personal limitations (Especially coming from essentially... well, having a body xd as weird as that sounds, I wish I could do things without being bothered by sleep or need to eat sometimes). Well...
My bad for a not that correct English.
There are a few different degrees of perceptibility.. the ones where I feel emotions as if they were my own (only recently...few years have I started being able to differentiate them) happen between me and family and very close friends. Otherwise it happened with other people sometimes but they were sudden surges so it's always been easier to tell apart. I've let myself dragged down by other people's emotions so many damned(shh) times...
Then there is something about emotions that are a result of intense wishes that the individual wants fulfilled. This can happen with animals as well (i.e. horses) and has happened to me. What I mean is: a horse riding center I went to had a pretty sick horse that couldn't be ridden (Respiratory issues> coughing, pulmonary pain, mucus). He was not only hungry for some love and affection, but a few seconds after looking at him I was transported for a brief moment in my head on a meadow watching a horse run and feeling as if this was the biggest most intense wish I (the horse) had and then I felt as if I wanted to take him out of there, and it was pretty annoying to try and calm myself I figured they must have been keeping him closed inside the stables for ages and I did not like it. I don't have any training about horse health and stuff, but the picture I got was crystal clear, I wished they took him out. I went and told them my thoughts (obviously not what I've seen they would have thought I'm crazy I guess) and yet they kept keeping him inside for another 2 weeks until the vet came. He hasn't been out in 2 months. The vet was negatively impressed and told them the horse needs to stay out as much as he can, and that the stables are only aggravating his condition because of the hay dust and all.
Another one was while riding, a few moments after hopping in the saddle i felt as if someone stabbed my leg. Then the next few moments after stretching I noticed there was nothing wrong with mine... I told my trainer there is something weird with my leg and I think with the horse as well... soon enough he started walking weird or lumping, though I was pretty newbie at that time so my trainer noticed the horse first... well apparently he had to lounge him for another 15 minutes while I (my leg) was fine the entire time.
It's not the only case I got sudden images containing emotions/wishes, but it's the freshest, and was by far among the clearest I've ever got, the one with the sick gelding. That's animals for you... clear consciousness.
Relationships, by their general definition, are probably the hardest thing for me. It sure takes a lot of time before I can open up to someone in the intimate sense. Maybe it's because of the way that I know energy can flow between me and another person and I take responsibility if I can't control it or correctly interpret the "messages" i get (or transform into a psychological bully), secondly because of this inner struggle for getting it right and not screwing it up. Weirdly enough, there haven't been many people that left me with the "there's such a weird link between us" feeling. Deep in there I'm not even curious to mess around. Instead it's like this persisting hope and belief that when I will meet the right person I will feel it. What puts me at odds is actually the people around me: bit desperate for this feeling of attention and love I would say, so much that their relationships become just superficial connections. I'm happy to say that at least I have heard or seen happy and positive relationship cases from people closer to me.
Regardless of my own little hurtful experiences or anything that left a mark on me, I'm the type who will try to meditate on it and fix it, not go to someone else for pity or, I don't know... (there are many deeper things about myself I have never even spoken about to my parents. I'd feel guilty to let them know I was hurt by certain experiences and people when they wanted me to be happy) Going back to it, I don't want to form anything that doesn't have a spiritual or a bit of a fated feeling to it, or that doesn't awake my admiration ^^ It's pretty simple actually. I just feel at odds with the "average person's requirements" of our society honestly, when they are redirected towards me or if I am asked to do the same. I just wish to grow as a person and correctly understand my inner needs, and follow my intuition, not what others or society, as I have the luck to experience it at the moment, tell me I should go for.
I definitely believe there are areas that attract certain types of people or help them grow, because the places themselves have a different kind of energy. I've heard quite a few awesome things about many places in the USA regarded as energy vortexes and frequent meetings organised around. Some of them that come to mind would be Crater Lake, Arizona, and latest though I am not sure where more exactly, in Hawai'i, especially in the latest years.
Lucky guys lol. Walking solo here...
I can't even tell my family about my thoughts regarding this "problem" (they inevitably caught up on the fact that i am more sensitive towards stimuli, high creativity, I do not like agitation and noise, and so on) but I've always been encouraged to overcome them as if they were some kind of undesirable traits and nuisances, being calm, preferring peace. I am not even kidding, and to tell you honestly I've rarely felt at ease with myself, only in certain scenarios: in nature, in competitive environments when it came down to remembering or solving things (though then you kinda attract envy or stuff), in dealing with animals or listening to someone, in dealing with kids, drawing... After the storm subsides, the suddenly-desirable-traits become something you should be "wary of" once again. Way to go.
To friends? I have only been able to open the subject after real things happened between us... coincidences, thinking about the same things, realizing something is going to happen and having it happening, certain dreams; never big (i guess?), but impactful on a personal level... even so, it's still more like a taboo. I only came here (on the forums) when I could no longer not speak of these... and just writing about them for myself was insufficient as well. A good night's sleep didn't make the pressure go away either. I do wish to talk more freely about gifts and sensitivity, perceptions, astrology, occult subjects and so on. Not as something negative, but as something that can possibly help us relieve or repair all the mistakes that we've done or keep doing, the way we hurt each other, cut wings, the way we keep hurting our environment and so on. As a gate to deeper insights. But lol, I should keep dreaming for now, I believe, and it seems.
To tell you the truth, quite a few "real" people from here with whom I have interacted and spoken to about such subjects were a bit on the fanatic side. The material reality was a second reality, subject to interpretations that never came true, or modified by measures such as constantly wielding crystals and doing meditation in a context where they did not bring actual achievements or a sense of enlightening to too many others (I am having a certain someone in mind when thinking about these, and I am sure that someone wouldn't really like it and I'm sorry, but... yeah). In fact, I felt awkward, a little bit scared actually sensing it actually. All these measures were having the opposite effect, fostering negative energies. The search in this direction was driven by fear or bad recent happenings, not by some kind of inner peaceful calling. Rarely have I met balanced people myself (that were actually searching things in a spiritual way, not referring to those who do not usually think about this side ^^), and it becomes so obvious why these subjects catch a negative connotation in the eye of someone who never thought about them but is introduced to them through someone who is unbalanced. I became so wary of other people myself I rarely accept outside help unless I feel a strong calling.
I don't want to judge or generalize, but it's how it's been here more or less and through my eyes.
And I can tell you even more honestly, the people ruling certain countries themselves do not want you by any means to develop spiritually and mentally, to have accepting views, to work for the benefit of the society... !! I have 'worked' with an international students organisation and I cannot even tell you the situation in some countries such as Russia and some Muslim ones from Africa. How they struggle with simple projects about Women rights that or Eco-sustainability and the police tries to stop projects from happening. It's funny. Yet it's not. Where is the help in 3rd world countries, I wonder. Gone, on the wings of endless meditation about worldly problems from our cozy homes. I'm not even excluding myself I could do so much more...
South-Eastern EU here.
Wow, a war hospital? No wonder your son is seeing things. There must have been a lot going on there. I have the oppositie situation with not prior history on my land that I am aware of. I live in AZ and I am the original owner of my house (it was built on vacant land where there had not been any prior housing). And I would think that it would be free of ghosts with no prior living or death history on the land. But the opposite is true. It's like grand central station with ghosts. I can't see them but hear them. And my daughter sees them and says she rarely sees the same one twice except for a tall man in a civil war costume that likes to hang out in my home office. We also seem to attract a fair amount of child spirits ranging from 5-16. Arizona was not very active in the civil war but did have Indian wars so I've always been curious about our civil war ghost and how he is attached to our house. I'm also curious how we get so many child ghosts (I assumed it is because they are attracted to my kids).
This. I get goosebumps myself in a lot of places and when I was small they easily overwhelmed me. Your son has reasons not to feel at ease. My own symptoms in old places where the atmosphere is heavy, became physical: tearing, and energy pulses through my body. They are quite refreshing, but fear of unknown is not. This however is a direct and instant instinctive reaction that, I believe, creates a barrier naturally. I learned to calm myself down in such places, or be left at peace in a way or another. You have to be direct and decided, the power of will here decides what stays and what goes form or around you ^^ Everything has a reason though. With children, they have the good energy that can clear the atmosphere of a place. Even the tormented souls of living people draw them closer to those who can potentially help them, now imagine with the so-called spirits , "orbs" still lingering. I am one of those people who must let themselves feel the problems, otherwise I become... alienated form myself? or disappointed at myself, a feeling that will not go and i dislike. What you do next you pray or send good thoughts, hope that they go in peace. Finding the good inside myself and sending good thoughts has been the only way for me to be feel again as if "I'm left in peace". Maybe we are contacted sometimes with this purpose, to help. You have to live a bit differently to be able to manage such thoughts, emotions and feelings. Lying to yourself? Good luck with that. I can't "abuse" myself or have addictions and so on either. I can't even tolerate people who "steal" away energy easily. It's a complicated little world. Fun too. Sometimes sad. Everyone has its own life and purpose.
It's important to have healthy boundaries, but it is also important to not ignore. Do not try to "ignore" them, please. Do not think they will automatically bring harm either, no, they will react according to your own inner state. You can channel energies and enlighten the place a little. Use this wisely, don't just separate yourself from the problem and not feel it ^^ let yourself feel it actually. Images of war, thoughts about the things that might have happened there. They will arrange themselves in an order and then you have all the rights to call to be left alone by whatever your son might be seeing. This is just my opinion. It's difficult living in such places, with tormented histories where people died full of heavy thoughts and sad or unfulfilled, holding grudges... a I'm writing this message my eyes fill again :/ Cannot help it. Little can be done after (after someone died that is) only acceptance, change in your own way of thinking and in what you teach other people or bring to the present. Time flows. Things overlap sometimes too. Unlearned lessons will repeat themselves.
I've never seen spirits in such a way, and yet I've always been terrified of this thought. I always thought I could hear things, as opposed to seeing them, and all my childhood I was pretty certain that if anything happened to appear before my eyes I'd faint so I 'prayed' for that not to happen xD. I never wished "not to feel" though. I'm not the kind that gets scared that easily tho so it's weird. It simply was my childhood taboo subject.
Hey guys, thanks for the responses, I always feel them useful.
I did take the decision I was talking above according to my gut and even though I am still unsure how it will further play out, I am happy/I was glad I did that.
I checked the site rene, and i did come across a point that I have been trying to do yet didn't fully get to it: experiment with my intuitive knowing, not fearing imaginary shadows as long as I know I do it with the purpose of learning ^^. Way to go still, and while I cannot say "I wish i knew our hearts are the best compass earlier, even though sometimes I still might want to shut it away" I sure wish more people started torturing themselves... less, and let their imagination and intuitive side free. So many problems can/could be solved this way... : /
This idea always sounded a bit weird to me even though it did go through my mind.
I don't really even know how to start from it other than with the fact that, above every every man-made religion stand unwritten rules of morality and give-and-receive universal laws we obey even if we want even if we don't. Energy reacts to energy, frequency to frequency, everything is in motion, and nothing gets lost but transformed, even though we might end up many times with the idea that we lost something forever, that we cannot return to a certain essence and so on. Well I agree with this to a certain degree but I find it to be a more difficult topic.
Getting back to ours, if you respect those, you cannot possibly consider yourself a "bad human being that will end up in hell". In fact sometimes it can even be called that you have an angel on your shoulder or/and a strong sixth sense, protecting you from harm and certain situations, or simply being able to see the outcome and where it leads, what that situation/idea/thing is part of on a bigger scale. Sometimes that big scale image seems so far apart from the "natural laws" you understand; the ones that I for example think should ease our life not get ignored so that life becomes "hell". In this category we can put using our intuitive nature to navigate in life and concentrate more on "love" vs always fighting and grinding on our path.
And you have the gift of wisdom so that you can blame, put yourself down, or let others do that to you? The answer is no, for all the reasons in this world.
Now what some chose to do with it is a personal matter but as always it has repercussions on those around you. There are people who have gone wrong with their gifts, whatever the concept of wrong translates to, even knowing that wrong is sometimes a necessity. But there were some very wrong things that were swimming through societies less than 50 years ago as well, and still are today, I can only talk like this because my home is not plagued by war and famine. And we may thank collective work, allright.
One thing I want to say through this is, even those people using their gifts to help other people to a degree where they give too much might get rejected from societies, blamed, or might have to hide away. In fact, it is still a taboo subject in many parts of the world, though I am so glad it has become less so and people are more at ease with it, as opposed to seeing spirituality as something "demonic", "beyond their understanding and thus dangerous" and so on. It is in our nature to fear what we cannot understand i guess. Less than 60 years ago predicting or being able to tell people what happened with their husbands on the battlefield during the WW2 through spiritual practices even if asked by friends and people would have not been something you wanted to communists/police to find out about. In fact, writers, poets, or people with big ideas and concepts questioning what repressed people and brought pain at the cost of the happiness of a selected few were pretty much being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and it is a big part of our history, the massive "clean up" that happened in Russia during the communist period for example. Also happened in other south-eastern European countries (fun note: it's still happening)
In my country for example, the spiritual values in general are deeply connected with orthodoxism and there are many practitioners actually known in wide circles because of their work and healing, even by those who were once skeptic all their lives and never had contact with such ideas. At one point they needed help because they reached a critical point (or other reasons). Career people or sportsmen. But it's not a one-standing religion that defines it. It's more like everything combined. You can be an christian-born who became Odinist just because you liked the idea more, and still have good memory, accurate intuition, sensible soul and "awesome energy" overall provided excesses don't happen. You can be a shintoist. You can be an atheist. What they have in common is that they are not seeking to hurt others and step on them to reach egoistical goals, and this is all that i see to matter. It's about what shines deep in there.
I think religion is a beautiful thing that reminded people to go "outside themselves" and think in abstract terms about life and our own species, and I also like how everything says how our Gods came from the sky like reinforcing the ET part of our genetic code ideas heheh :D. Like usual, it was also the human mind capable of twisting religion, but the good intentions behind it exist (I loved Trevor's example about american indians). I'm perfectly aware some believe in and might blame certain actual alien species for bringing the negative in our world or other concepts, but I personally couldn't see it as a sole or even main reason for our problems ...
I personally feel really good in nature, with kids, animals, but also among people who can think in abstract terms and understand that everything has deep roots that go beyond the surface. Also, as another example, ever since I was a kid, and heard the biblical story of St. George killing the dragon, I was kinda shocked. Why was everyone happy to see it gone, instead of trying to understand what that animal was, or taming it, or capturing and observing it? what if it was a rare animal species and the last of its genus.
I have a very environmentalist view on life but this is because i feel for them and I think it is part of our duty to protect our own planet that we're part of and gives us everything.
Isn't it disrespectful to life in itself to assume that a person doing good deeds constantly will end up in hell for using something like a strong intuition in the process? For sure not even death or "hell" are what people think they are traditionally. I am going to be honest, these things need to be channeled, excess energy exists as well and it needs an outlet, though more than not we end up feeling more drained or tired, in my case for example, but I blame myself of course...
You mentioned, though, mediums and spirits there too. It's a side with which I had contact in a way, given my "one foot here on foot there" nature, and yet I have always been afraid to address it. I didn't like the idea, I still do not much, and I like believing I have more important things to think about yet. I am not totally kicking it aside, but in my head it remains, if not, one of the more or most dangerous branches. Were some of my concepts influenced by the religion/society i was brought up in? Yes, absolutely, more or less fortunately, but part of my 'duty' is to shed what is no longer useful ^^ I'd rather have big walls to tear than being swept by the winds.
Thus to end this: It is not about trying to delete, nullify or ban what you get to have innately. It's about learning how to use it... positively, preferably xD Thinking that there are "Gods" theoretically "opposing" this and possibly speaking through other even sillier people so that it has repercussions on "myself" makes me giggle. Sorry but if I need to understand something to help me progress, I'm right here. As simple as that: if it wasn't to be, it wouldn't be there.
I tried to bring this to everyone's attention months ago on this board... I am a Shaman Empath...
I asked everyone here why no one is sensing the fact THAT THERE IS WAR IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM!!!
I was gained up on and one of the posters told me my energies were all wrong.
My volume is way over 100...
My posts were stuffed into a religious community, and I made it perfectly clear that my posts were not being presented in a religious context!!!! I am not a mind slave to that kind of institution... sorry if what I say next is offensive, but wake up people... Religion means "to bind"... Why do humans of free will want to be "bound" or "tied up" like that? Governments do the same and so does nationalism, patriotism!!! We are all one!! You want me to powder it coat it for you or LIE to you????
There has been a war going there for a lot of time I want to add and also the energies floating around this forum are not the best, but same story goes irl. Even writing this here doesn't feel entirely good but i simply don't give a s*it. My inner alarms have been activated again and again so many times repeatedly that sometimes i came to believe as well in a common lie of "everything is ok". I wish I could talk about the people who in this isolated, "i need to survive" state ignore what is ongoing in the depths that some of us feel uninteruptedly and I wish they could "hear" the "screams". From personal experience and carefully observing it or talking with others it became obvious that whatever is left untreated grows in monstruous proportions so my question again is WHY leave the skeletons in the closet and keep making more. No, if I could, i would demand that people stopped doing this.
Oh man yes! We are imprisoning ourselves and each other like hell, like hell we are. I cannot entirely follow my path peacefully because of so many elements that are meant to hinder your spiritual growth, and i had to make such U turns in life, isolate myself to prevent real alienation from my own values and energy. I am still doing it of course, using exactly the negative to counter the same negative and remind myself to not forget.
Dproper, people/we indeed become or risk becoming masochists as time passes.
I am far from the USA or the american continent so i like to think my thought is a bit more isolated and simply an opinion, but Hillary's energy is nothing about honesty and she looks like a fake doll at the mercy of third parties with power and interest like she has herself. It's like a smell around her but visual, i am sorry. I will get to trump and my main point soon tho, no worries, i'm not trying to say who's more fit to rule the country. Conclusions result regardless.
One thing. Read on wiki or wherever about Berta Caceres.
Now you have an overview over what should be done, but it obviously isn't being acted upon. Think with your hearts (how s the heart center doing? Is it accepting raw truths and lively, spontaneous or feels rather closed, muddy?) about the real problems we are facing as a species, society, what darkens our vision and what we need to function properly; then think about how it's being destroyed and this process reinforced by these pretended rulers. Did "nature" crosss your mind? Freedom of speech? Warm inter-personal relationships that are not plagued by certain faulty and unnatural neo-modernist concepts? Yes we will always keep doing some of the same mistakes and we will always try to fight to correct it.
Now everyone is mad, nervous, stressed over what could happen if one of these 2 people get elected and I'm sorry but everytime this situation occurs (other countries have it worse unfortunately and fortunately for USA's Bad-o-meter) i find there is an amusing side to it. WHAT HAS GONE WRONG with our families, with our society, that these human beings were able to develop and grow up with such mindsets, to be corrupt, narcissistic, egoistical, to lack foresight, to help "economical enemies" and yet, BE NAMED rulers/presidents/representants of that country's interest? Does this mean the country's consciousness is not directed towards preserving some existential values but simply riding the waves as they come trying to find their ROOTS, ironically, through means that are meant to destroy them over and over again (maybe because they still don't feel good?) Are we embracing the wrong values and things? Is our conscious mind trying to act differently (like it hss been taught in de-spiritualused societies) than our subconsciousness?
Even if you take the unwritten laws into consideration "everything happens with a reason", "every action has an equally powerfull but polary opposite effect" it results like this: maybe we deserve this? What do you think? Have you thought about what YOU would want want? How YOU would act if you were to be named president over something? Would they have even been considered candidates or survived to this day if they didn't bribe, lie, steal? Could a real illuminated ruler even developp and reach such heights in our current society, I'm asking, or would he or she be made fun of? How much unconditional love or by contrast, detachment, is required, how powerful of a heart or open mind that after the pain and anger in itself created by the members of the same species this or these people would still want to help them and not lose their hope.
Cannot but end this with a smile ^^
This was/maybe still is the hardest part for me- transferring guts into reality and acting upon it if it feels like I should. In fact, if something deep within your heart pushes you to do it; do it. But never forget to filter it through reason as well as we have the mind there for... a reason.
When telling someone about our perception, I think it is very important that we trust ourselves first and the manner in which we deliver the message. Why not be honest, i have a lot of guts feeling about situations and people and many proved right. Some however were magnified or subject to my own yet untreated fears. I failed or I was not encouraged delivering it through words many times... what I can do is act upon it myself or somehow show how and what. I had to work on my interpersonal skills though, and people feel and react when they see you are rather detached "just telling it but not caring about it further or approaching it as a subject of your curiosity" rather than when you show you care about them. I actually blamed myself a lot. This was not allright either. I can say i was my greatest enemy sometimes. We have to love and care for ourselves even when we see our imperfections or us failing certain little or bigger things due to them. Talking about the time period between 12-20 yrs for me here.People can be reticent when hearing such things. There is a history in my family however with precognitive abilities and I can tell you that it is better to voice it, especially as today's society is much more open and accepting towards spirituality and practitioners than it was 50 years ago for example. They might think it's weird and scary, that it might lead to obsessions, negative habbits, a sense of predestination that cuts your "elan" in life. Being in tune with yourself or your environment and solving stagnated issues in fact leads to an even greater sense of relief/liberation, not to bad things. Coming back, you may also simply write the messages you perceive on a piece of paper to see how accurate they get if you want to gain confidence, but remember that modifying factors occur due to free will. Sometimes the "joke" goes that your action exactly is what might help make it happen so you see, it's not exactly a game.
Have you heard about the Cassandra syndrome? It's unfortunate, like many greek legends, but you can read about it as the metaphor is still used today to name 'legit' warnings that are disregarded and come true. We can see what forms and lingers before it materialises : ). Everything sends warnings before materialising in fact, for those keen enough to sense it. Remember to not let yourself or your potentially heavy thoughts add up as a burden to a situation rather than cutting through it or clearing it. Respect the idea of not being "sudden, disrupting, as in an uprise manner" unless the situation really got to the point it's asking for it.
Kate, you make a very good point. The INTENT of why we do or don't do things, including shielding, is of utmost importance!
Thanks ^^ It s just that we have the possibility to change things through our will, but it will only get more potent the more we work collectively and not just out of selfishness.
I believe "shielding" depends on context and some situations ask for action and actually working to alleviate the hard "atmosphere" while in others the desire to get away from it or not let the negative energy pass through your own defenses comes instinctively.
I want to share a dream that I had 4 years ago and i still vividly remember. This topic reminds me about it as i tried understanding it, and it was pretty much more detailed than this but i just tried to make it short:
It was at dusk and I was inside a beautiful, huge English garden like a maze and at the entrance it had a fountain. The stars were visible and yet the atmosphere both interesting and tense, everyone gathered there to see some kind of astrological event or a special shooting star. The problem was something was lingering around. And the other problem was that i could not reach these people. I was smaller as well so to say, but it was not something i was blocked on. They were all with their small groups or totally absorbed by the events to come, some struggling to ignore any kind of outside influence or message. So caught up in what was to come, that they were not grasping the present. As usual, I could see myself from above yet through my own eyes as well, but also hear the "whispers" around.
The action starts when a shadow suddenly dashes through these people and some kind of police that caught up form behind asks me if i can see that. I said yes and they ask me to help track it down, because the others could not or totally ignored it; they didn't like being disturbed even by the "police" who actually just took it in their own hands~ if the message was not powerful enough to reach them or if they did not welcome this idea. For me it was like a game full of hope not the coming of a disaster though, i was wondering what did "the weird thing that dashes around" do that it's being followed. At one point the cops spread into other directions as it became invisible but i followed the same path and found it again. At this point, he turned around, perplexed that i could see it. He was pretty much like a man with a cape, but on a side note he was not disagreeable. His expression turned into a smile, and he stretched out his hand inviting me to join him. I was frozen in place for a second but actually laughed in his face about it though I was wondering why. It was a full unknown; i could never say yes. He seemed shocked again, but then he smirked and said or thought something along the lines of "It's not the moment now then" or "Soon" or "Not over" and quickly disappeared as we heard the sounds of police. They dashed just as swiftly after him but all I could tell them was that now they lost him, as his presence rapidly diminished in the distance.
They just continued after it though. And I just stood there wondering what that was, and I woke up, or slept more but this was the end of the dream.
Maybe it was a message of a higher importance just to me, or the things that my brain understood during everyday life. But the problem is it reminded me of the people that i have met and claimed to be spiritualists or tried to embrace the new-age ideas yet they were not walking close to it. They want it only because the others do it, or only because it's a trend, and i couldn't feel any will or shine or soul in the direction they are trying to mentally pursuit. To quote someone famous "Too caught up in our own doings, to do something" and the answer to how to do it is not by removing yourself from your environment but to being in balance with it and doing your part. Ignoring the dark things that linger is one of the biggest problems, and it starts from your inter personal relationship and everything that it's being swept under a rug, ignored, whatever. If it doesn't benefit a family why would trying to ignore, or lies and rugs to such a degree benefit a society. People should fight for their own well-being, but the whole concept of well-being is also being distorted or re-defined into something that to me is an abomination as it affects the Planet/natural environment. Fighting or dreaming about illusions that truly do not benefit you as a human being by nature and genetics. For example:
It's a story about the whole country of Norway wanting to remain with like only 15 wolves out of the 60 something still remaining as they are afraid they kill too many sheep and people. Obviously only the hunters push it to gain trophies and sell them. Just as obviously, shepherd dogs were not yet 'invented'. Or Switzerland not having any, but wanting to kill every single individual that passes through the border with Italy, which also has only a few hundred individuals, again, because they are afraid they'll kill people. No notion about wolf behavior. No notion about natural balance. Meanwhile, the real 'wolves' in our society feast on or after their little 'sheep'. Not even stressing subjects that are far from the general public's reach or deemed as "conspiracies", what already happened or happens should serve as example.
Good ideas. Eradicate, hide, isolate. "Shield"
What "shield" should stand for is protect to foster, not isolate to destroy, and this also stands for core needs or values. What does shielding mean to you, when do you use it? I think this is more important to answer at least for yourself.
Thank you for your answers. I will read more about people's stories and kindred souls... It had a different feeling, and it still has. It's fun how many 'little' things life has programmed for you, or how many little enriching things you can find sometimes. I would definitely meet in person first rather than starting a kind of online relationship first, blame the values I've grown up with, but I'd find it too shallow. I am uncertain from his part when it comes to this though and he has been disappointed by people before, making him more sensitive/less trusting from this point of view than I am. Either way, we've actually talked about it jokingly. I'm sad he was sad about things The only thing I wished for is for this to just end well and remain friends, I would be hell worried if I wouldn't talk again to him or at least see a "ye, ye, I'm ok." I felt a few things I did not like either (danger lingering? in a way, about him) but I am glad it's over now (not entirely). I also know and felt he has something even more than the empath streak.