by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground Magazine
My friend Melissa Watts and I recently appeared on the radio show, Positively Psychic with Mark Christopher Nelson and his wife, Barbara. As the title implies, both Mark and Barbara are psychics. On Mark’s website (linked above), there is a video snippet of a television pilot he filmed. Judging from that, I’d say he’s pretty good.
At one point, Mark asked me if I was psychic. My response was something along the lines of “absolutely not!” As I went on to describe some of my experiences to him, Mark told me this:
“I hate to break it to you, but that sounds like you’re psychic.”
Later in the show, the same question was asked about Melissa. She’s always been very reluctant to say that she’s psychic, but I’ve seen her come up with some pretty specific and impressive information. Melissa says she receives it from her guides, and I think that is why she doesn’t categorize herself in such a way.
With both of us denying any psychic ability, Mark finally said to us, “It’s not such a horrible thing to be.”
He’s right. I admire people who appear to have genuine psychic abilities, and I’ve met a few. It is a gift, and there are many who use that gift to bring about positive things in the world. So why do I make no claims to psychic abilities? I guess because it seems presumptuous to do so. I have an occasional flash of insight. Sometimes I feel and know things. But psychic? That’s a tough one for me. To apply such a label to myself, quite frankly, seems like too much pressure.
Maybe it’s a fear of commitment. Maybe I have staked my identity in just being an average soccer mom. I don’t know. But then, what is average, really? I tend to think that all humans have an intuitive nature. We just fill our worlds with so much noise and distraction that we often neglect to tap into it. Maybe if we all took the time to tune in and listen, we would all be psychics.
Many believe that there is a collective consciousness that exists all around us like an unseen web. Every thought, idea and experience ultimately becomes energy that joins in the web. We are all connected to the web, and we can not only send to the web, but also receive from it. If that is the case, then we are all, indeed, psychic. What separates those of us “averages” from the gifted psychics, then, is the level to which we block ourselves from receiving such information.
I’m just tossing around ideas, here. Could it be that such gifts lie in each one of us if we are willing to accept them? It’s an idea worth exploring. But then, it could also be an idea worth exploiting. And in the end, maybe that is why I am unwilling to embrace any psychic gifts I might have. Because with something so powerful at my fingertips, how would I use it? With responsibility, compassion and an eye to the greater good, or selfishly to advance my own agendas? I’d like to think that it would be the former. Maybe when I am certain that it would be, I will suddenly happily and loudly declare, “I am psychic.”
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