Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
This innocent question sounds like such an easy one to answer and yet each time that someone asks me, it leaves me stuttering and mumbling a sort of half reply about energy and connectedness. I have always had difficulty answering it. I do know that my experience with psychic ability is probably somewhat unique to me and that other psychic people are going to have different experiences. More than likely, this is due to differences in values, attitudes, ideas and beliefs as well as familial and societal cultural norms. I am interested in the responses of other psychic people and invite you respond to this question in either the comment section or in an email to me. (craig@weiler . com [remove spaces around the dot] I would like to add other people’s experiences to this post.
The other hard part about describing what it is like to be psychic is that like almost all other psychic people, I was born this way. I have trouble imagining what it would be like to not be psychic. When I have tried to do this, it comes across as condescending towards other people, which is not my intent. On the other hand, I have a duty to tell the truth, which is this: not being psychic feels like a cold barren place to me. I do not understand how people can live this way without going insane from the torture of being cut off from the feeling of connectedness. It feels horrible to me when I imagine it.
But that is beside the point. I promised to try and explain what it is like to be psychic and so, here goes:
The actual psychic ability that most people are familiar with is something that I have to try to access. I do not normally experience telepathy and precognition unless I am actively trying. The strangeness of this is the Yoda-like way in which I have to approach this. Look without looking, try without trying, etc. That sort of thing. I can be surprised and I have occasionally had car accidents or injured myself working. These things have always happened while I was feeling tense and unhappy and my mind was a million miles away from what I was doing. When I am fully present and aware, I am completely safe from any harm. I know that I do not need to fear dying in an accident or because of an illness of any sort; it’s not going to happen to me. In fact, nothing terrible is ever going to happen to me; I know instinctively that this is not in my future. My job in this life is to transition from a person of insecurity and fear to becoming powerful and happy. It is very hard work, but if you had seen me as a kid you would agree that I have come a very long way towards meeting that goal.
The main reason that nothing terrible will ever happen to me is that I can sense bad paths in my life in the areas of health and relationship and steer clear of them long before they cause me damage. For example, I have always taken great care not to injure my back or knees irreparably. Even in my 20′s I was careful and it is paying off now, later in life.
There are two main ways I receive psychic information: visually and experientally. The visual part always comes with emotion. If for example, I want to know who is going to win a football game, I just go to the end of the game and look at how the players are feeling. Who feels depressed at the end of the game? Beyond that, I struggle with getting clear pictures; I’ve never been particularly good at it. I never really learned to draw either, so that might have something to do with it. In low light, I can see the energy field around people and all other living things if I try. If I look for it, I can see in a generalized way where people are hurting.
The experience part of it is that I can experience the consciousness of other living things. It is a little harder to describe what is going on here. I can see things through other people’s perception, provided that they are not too screwed up, although this is always my perception seeing theirs, so there is some translation going on. I can easily feel what other people are feeling provided they are not too far away on the spectrum of either enlightened or unenlightened. I should explain this:
I tend to rate people on a consciousness scale. Enlightened people are bright to me, and unenlightened people lack that brightness. This doesn’t have to do with people’s emotions at the moment, but rather how much wisdom, compassion and love they have been able to create for themselves over the years. Age usually makes a difference, but not always. This ability to connect with the consciousness of living things is not limited to our planet. I can connect with the consciousness of beings from uh, someplace else. I don’t know where they are, only that I can feel them and unlike people, they are quite consciously aware of it when I connect with them.
And of course, there is the connectedness. There is a sense of belonging to something vast, something much greater than myself that completely transcends my individual life. All I can say is that it is truly beautiful.
I welcome the experiences of other psychic people: What is it like being psychic?