Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
Nothing sucks quite like being in the 12 to 15 age range. For many of us, this was one of the hardest times of our lives and most of us do not have happy memories from this age. As adults, this is a time when we remember that being accepted by other kids and being part of the gang was very important. Unfortunately, psychic ability makes us different.
I can remember watching other kids and wondering how they could just relax and enjoy themselves and wondering why I couldn’t do that too. I think that it takes us a long time to get settled.
Part of that difference is that we are more emotional than most people. Psychic people have bodies and minds that are more sensitive than normal and this affects everything in our lives. One of the important things about this is that as our emotions rise, our normal thinking changes. This happens to everyone, but because we are more emotional it affects us more strongly. This is a weakness when we are young and becomes a strength later in life.
Because we experience these changes in our thinking more strongly, we become more aware of it and we learn to deal with it better than most people. But that happens much later; for now, you will just have to go through the emotions and know that this changes your thinking. An example of this is that when we are very angry we might hate someone, but once we calm down we don’t feel that way anymore. I just want you to know that this is normal and it happens to everyone, even adults.
I don’t know of any psychic people who are really popular and have a lot of friends. That’s normal for us; we don’t like parties very much either. They’re too noisy; we’re much happier hanging out with a few people that we know really well.
Psychic ability generally grows stronger as you get older and there is no peak and then decline as far as I can tell. It takes a long time to integrate it into your everyday life and to understand how it works for you. Because of how our society views psychic ability, there is no test for your ability and you will have no way of knowing what the strengths and weaknesses of your talents are without a lot of trial and error. You will be literally discovering who you are.
You will have to deal with people who don’t believe that you have psychic ability and they will be completely certain that they are right and you won’t be able to convince them. You will read in textbooks that you are fooling yourself and that you have a mental problem. Some people will act like you’re crazy too. People have all sorts of reasons for believing that psychic ability does not exist and they will ridicule you for thinking differently. There will occasionally be people who are frightened of you.
Most people though, either won’t care or will be supportive of you if they find out that you’re psychic. Most psychic people that I have known dislike being told they are phonies so much though, that they rarely tell anyone about their ability. It’s normal for psychic people to wait until they know someone pretty well to tell them. Even though I write about it all the time, even I don’t tell everyone I meet.
The truth is that your psychic ability can be shown through subatomic physics (quantum physics) to be ordinary. It is natural. There are people who study psychic ability called parapsychologists. These scientists have proven that psychic ability exists by regular scientific standards but it involves a really big change in thinking that many people are not ready to accept. We are in the middle of a long and difficult scientific revolution and psychic ability is in the middle of it. It has to do with consciousness and physics. As with any scientific revolution, many people do not accept the new ideas and most people don’t know anything about it. That’s what’s happening.
You may end up finding this out the hard way, but I am going to tell you anyway. Psychic people and drugs do not go together. Cocaine, meth and other stimulants are absolutely horrible for you and don’t bother even trying them; you won’t be missing anything. You won’t get the high that other people like, but you will get the side effects. I’m not going to mention cigarettes because you’ll never smoke them. Cigarettes are nasty and you’ll know this immediately if you ever try one.
Alcohol, pot and heroin are the drugs of choice for sensitive people, but they all come with a very high price: They do two things that you won’t like at all. First, they shut off your psychic ability and make you stupid; You won’t be able to really “feel” when you’re under the influence and second, they stop you from growing emotionally. Probably the worst of it is that you forget to do stuff that is important to you and your self control gets pretty bad. If you do drugs you’ll always be feeling guilty about stuff you did or didn’t do when you finally sober up. Because you are psychic you will never be able to forget how you treated people badly or the times that you screwed up so much that it hurt other people. You’ll remember for the rest of your life. You can’t be on drugs and be a good person. You have to choose.
When it comes to other drugs, such as aspirin or prescription drugs, most psychic people find that they either avoid them, use natural remedies or use drugs in moderation. Also, because depression is a serious problem for psychic people, some of us, (not me) use anti-depressants. You can beat depression without drugs, but you have to be honest with yourself and be sure to talk to people about your feelings.
And I want to end this with the understanding that I cannot possibly tell you all the things you need to know and I cannot guarantee that I have even told you the most important things. What we don’t know about psychic people could fill a library; I can only help so much. After that, you’re on your own.