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  1. GypsyMama

    Chilli's 30-card spread

    http://www.psychicguild.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5198 :)
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    Seeing auras

    Dot, I completely understand your question. I feel the same way about most of my abilities - what's the point? They usually seem to only benefit me, and often the "benefit" is simply the enjoyment of something beautiful. Anyway, this doesn't answer your question at all; I just wanted to share with you that I eventually came to the conclusion that not all of has to have a practical purpose. Sometimes, it's just a gift for sheer enjoyment. I think it took me a long time to look at it that way for the same reasons I would have difficulty accepting a compliment, or help, or a gift for no reason. But now, when I can't see the purpose behind something, I try to just sit back and enjoy it. :)
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    What do you think

    What was the explanation they found? I couldn't find it in a quick search. It's pretty, whatever it is. :)
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    So I started seeing a psychiatrist.

    And, if you don't improve your ability, you will grow closer to death, for that is one of the sure things in life. (Unless, of course, Armo was referring to a different sort of closeness.... in that case, ignore me!)
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    I've never worked with crystals, though it's been suggested to me, so if I'm way off base here, ignore me. But..... Why? Why does there have to be a physical mechanism to the crystal itself for it to work? Stories abound about the power of belief, about how sugar pills and charms and such work, or don't work, depending on the user's level of belief in the efficacy of the tool. There's no physical mechanism to that. I'm really unsure about crystals myself, but I can't understand the claim that there *must* a physical mechanism for something to work. Why does there have to be one? Why can't it "just work"?
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    Drawn to a religion

    Wouldn't surprise me. :) I was raised.... hmm.... my parent aren't religious, but I went to church myself because I liked Sunday school. So, as a kid, I always did Christian things of my own volition. Most of my diary from when I was six is full of letters to God. And my "prayers" are, to me, the same as my intuition. Christianity has always been my "thing", even though I find others' "things" fascinating, it's what I'm most comfortable with. Then, as an adult, I moved away. When I went to church again, all of a sudden, the Christians I found were dogmatic and judgemental and more religious that spiritual. I was taught that my own "version" of Christianity had been wrong. I was still more young and naive and vulnerable than I am now, I figured they were right and tried really really really hard to fit into Their box. But I couldn't do it, and I was delighted when my husband came to me years ago to announce that he no longer wanted to attend church for a lot of the same reasons I was uncomfortable. After we stopped going to church, we explored (or at least read about) every religion we could find. I keep coming back to my childhood understanding of Christianity. (I did feel a strong pull towards wicca, but it's not the same. It felt familiar, not necessarily comfortable. I've always suspected it was a past life thing.) Problem is, it's really hard to find people like me, let alone a church. So, I feel really adrift. But that's a whole other thread. :) Essentially, the idea of being pre-programmed for a religion feels right to me, though I don't think it would be the same one every time. That wouldn't make sense. Interesting idea. :) ~ Zan
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    God vs Guides

    As I was driving today, I was having one of my "internal conversations." These conversations are how I've always understood anything intuitively, and I've always assumed (and understood) that I was talking to and listening to God. Always, as in I can remember doing this when I was as young as six! Now, not too long ago, I had a reading and the "reader" said she saw four spirits around me and that they felt like guides. To me, the idea of guides has never made a difference, because my conversations were always with God. I figured the guides would do their thing, but I never concerned myself with listening to them. Back to today -- all of a sudden, I could "hear" more than one distinct voice, and they were sometimes talking over each other. I asked if they were my guides, and they said they were. They said.... oh, I can't remember exactly, but it was along the lines that it didn't really matter if I believed I was talking to them or talking to God, as everything is ultimately God anyway. All of a sudden, it occurred to me that if everything is ultimately God, as I believe it is, then perhaps the concept of God as an entity that I have always believed in doesn't actually exist. This is a minor (very minor) crisis of faith! I feel like my understanding of all of this is just beyond my grasp -- probably due to the fact that I can't get quiet time long enough to mull it over, or even listen for an explanation "from beyond." Can anyone help me out with understanding, or share their opinions/beliefs, or whatever?? Thanks! :) ~ Zan
  8. GypsyMama

    Still Seeing Sparks

    Paulos, that's a perfect description -- first one I've seen that matched my experience so well. Except that mine don't have any pattern as to when they appear. They show up inside, outside, alone, with people, whenever. I can't recall now, though, if I've seen them away from home. AngelC, it's hard to tell the colors for sure, because they are so small and so quick. But I think I've seen pink, orange, green, blue, and yellow. And of course white. The colors are always pastel, or very light. I think I've seen auras before, but am not sure. Sometimes when I look just right at a person or object, I can see what looks like white shimmers that go out for about 2-3 inches beyond the person, all around. It's funny, as I'm writing this, I looked at the girls playing to see if I could see anything. I don't, really, but it's like... hmm... like instead of white shimmers, it's as if the 2-3 inches immediately around their bodies is just ever so slightly distorted. Like I can see where the aura (or whatever I see) would be, but I can't see the aura itself. Like a placeholder! lol! If I can ever remember to do it when it's quiet and I can "hear", I could just "ask" what they are, I guess. But that's not as useful until I get the whole thing straightened out as to whether to trust that I'm "hearing" vs. imagining. I can try and pay attention to when they happen, though. See if there's a pattern. Meanwhile, I'd still be interested if anyone feels they know what the sparks are. :) ~ Zan
  9. GypsyMama

    Still Seeing Sparks

    Over the past few months, there have been a few conversation about visual phenomena, including seeing sparks or small flashes of light. These are something that have been part of my experience only for the past two months or so. On occasion -- usually several times a day -- I will see a flash of light, like what you would expect from a small firefly, but in various colors. Anyway, I saw an eye doctor yesterday who said that my eyes are fine. When I asked about the "sparks", he said that would be a sign of a detached retina, which I don't have. He told me it is something normal for me, but to come see him if I see an increase in the number of them, so he could check the retina again. I didn't bother telling him this IS increased activity. So, in all the discussions I'd read here before, I never really did get the idea that anyone felt they knew what the sparks represented, if anything (or I missed or forgot it, which is more likely). Has anyone learned anything more? I haven't been able to turn up anything helpful in my brief search of Google. ~ Zan
  10. GypsyMama

    Just a little game

    Really? That's interesting. Thanks for telling me, it's nice to know I was closer than I thought! :) ~ Z.
  11. GypsyMama

    Just a little game

    I could hardly have been more wrong! don't know why, that makes me chuckle. :)
  12. GypsyMama

    Just a little game

    I see red, or reddish, hair. A December birthday. No real siblings. Fly Me to The Moon comes to mind. can't think of a password, unless it really is "hack" because I glimpsed Dot's post before I listened for my own London, or in London, or in a place that reminds me of London -- I'm seeing a Big-Ben-style tower
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    What's It like

    Good idea, Chilli! I'm going to answer, even though I think my answers are a bit dull... this is the first thing I've seen on the boards in a while that I felt I had anything to say about, so I'm saying it -- dull or not! :D Anyway... Readings.... I don't really do readings, I don't think. Meditation... if I set out to meditate, it doesn't go well, because I'm too worried about doing it "right." However, I will often find during the course of the day that I've reached the "meditative state" I was after in the first place simply because I got into what I was doing (or not doing) and *stopped thinking*. It's a nice state to be in. The only problem I have with my "method" (ha!) is that once I realize where my mind is, it isn't! But, given how well it goes when I try, I'll take what I can get! Visualization... umm... I usually fall asleep if I try this. I guess I should point out for anyone who hasn't seen me talk about it before that I homeschool three kids, am getting ready to make a big move next year, and tend to stay up too late reading. Fatigue is a pretty-constant state. :) "Receiving" information.... this is my whole reason for answering. :) I'm beginning to suspect that I've been receiving a lot of information that I've been unaware of because I don't pay attention to symbolism and things like that. But when I do want to know something, I just ask. I've always thought of it as prayer, until I was taught in church long ago that prayer isn't supposed to be literally answered, like as in a conversation. So, now I don't know what to call it, but it's just like imagining a conversation except that I don't know the other part of the conversation until it comes... which is often before I'm even done thinking through the words of my own part. Quite often little "mini-movies" will play out as well, but those are harder for me to deal with because they seem more ambiguous. I'm just better with words, I guess. It's interesting to me to be answering this now because it's just been in the past couple of days that I've really been considering all the possibilities as far as ways I could be receiving information -- unbidden -- if I was paying closer attention. I wonder if I can remember to come find this thread in a few months, and see how my answer has changed. :) ~ Zan
  14. GypsyMama

    Chilli's 30-card spread

    Part two, so I can keep all my quotes in place. Too bad about my goofy spacing -- still figuring this all out. What are those qualities? Okay, okay.... I've heard this a jillion times. Hopefully this time I'll listen. (Obviously, I think you're right on with this!) Could be that my tendency to "feel people" in passing is the superficial quality you're talking about. I can't recall that I've ever been self-serving with it, not intentionally anyway. But it unnerves me so much that I've never done anything with it -- never tried to go beyond what just comes to me, and never tried to help anyone with it. Quite possibly. I'm sure have a lot of illusions about all things psychic. I feel I'm part of it, but at the same time, I feel I don't get it -- understand it -- a lot of times. Makes sense. :) And part three... Not that I know of! I considered psychometry beyond my realm of abilities altogether. So if I am working on it, it's as you say further on -- without knowing it. Yeah, solitude. We're at a place in life -- very temporary now -- where I am very isolated. I get out a lot, but know hardly anyone in the area. Almost all my friends are in other parts of the country (or world). So, I'll keep this in mind for after we move, and maybe practice on my family. But for now, I think that "sneaky move" will just make me look crazy because it would always be with people I don't know well... and am probably trying to befriend! Okay... interesting. And quite likely, I guess. Yeah, this is a lot. Thank you soooo much for the help. Wish I could figure out a way to use your interpretations to help myself learn more about tarot. But I think that's too much of a stretch right now. FWIW, I thought that was what the "overcoming" part was -- how to overcome the block. :) ~ Zan