As I write this post, metro Detroit is getting some snow. I write my blog posts ahead of time, so this technically happened on Monday this week. I was not a happy camper when I woke up, opening the blinds to see that icky white stuff on the ground. I wondered what we did here to deserve this treatment by Mother Nature?
I have lived in Michigan all of my life, except for a brief stint in Virginia one summer. I have traveled a fair amount to warm places though, especially Hawaii and to my favorite, California.
My hubby and I both love California. About four or five years ago, we were looking at relocating to Southern California. It was an exciting time. I was happy since my music, spiritual, and creative life would thrive out there. Hubby loves to surf, so he was stoked. It seemed like a win-win.
Well, life made other plans. My hubby’s dad became sick with cancer and passed away a couple of years ago. We decided to stick around here for a while since his mom is in her 80’s and widowed.
It sort of sucked at first, but, I’ve worked on having gratitude for my life here in Michigan. I love my cozy home. I love the lower cost of living here. Hubby found a way to surf out here (yes, he’s a Great Lakes surfer, that’s all I can say since it’s a secret, cult-like thing here). I advertise in a California-based spiritual magazine. I found a way to travel more to warm places. I have many loving friends and family here. Life is good. I still miss my California Dream, especially during the cold and snow of Detroit, but I know it’s temporary (the weather, that is).
I still haven’t given up on my California dream. I tell this humorous (to me) story when I discuss asking the divine for a sign. I once asked them for a sign about me moving to California one day. I woke up the next day, turned the television to “The Today Show,” and saw someone in the crowd assembled outside the television studio holding a sign that said, “California.” They drew a sun wearing sunglasses, similar to my lame artwork attempts. I knew it was my sign that I requested–quite literally.
I think the divine has a sense of humor, for sure. But, the thing I’ve noticed is how the divine remembers our dreams. The divine still believes in our dreams. The divine still wants for us that which we desire for ourselves. It just takes a bit of time to make things happen at times. I still hold onto my dream.
What are your dreams? Has it seemed like the divine has been taking its time with your dreams? What do you do to continue holding onto your dreams? Feel free to share here.
©2011, Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™, http://punkrockpsychic.com
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If you’ve been following my blog or my work for a while, you know that I’m all about embracing the real you, especially your intuition. I truly believe that everyone is intuitive or psychic, if you prefer. It’s just whether you use your intuition that matters. Some are too busy or uninterested to work on listening to or developing their intuition. Or, some are nervous or even afraid about it. Chances are, you have had things happen to you such as gut feelings or even known when someone is calling, without having to look at your caller identification feature.
A big part of my life mission as a psychic is to not only demystify the psychic world, but also, to help you to embrace your intuition. I see intuition as a practical thing that helps you to make decisions and become more of your true self. It is not magical or mystical. I actually used the term “powers” in this blog post’s title a bit tongue-in-cheek. I have a silly sense of humor. I also am pretty modest. (I hope that I seem that way, at least!) So, I actually don’t see myself as being special or unique. I just have made a choice to use intuition in my life. Everyone has the power right now.
So, before I digress further, here are the 4 Psychic Powers. All of these are the psychic counterparts to your physical senses. So, if you tend to be a visual person, you might resonate with clairvoyance. The pre-fix “clair” means clear, just for reference. Often, many people have a combination of these four.
1) Clairvoyance (clear-seeing). You get intuitive insights via visual cues in the physical world such as number sequences, words on signs, animal sitings, or anything else meaningful to you. Or, you see things in your mind’s eye during daily life or in meditations, dreams, and spiritual practices. You tend to be drawn to colors, artwork, pretty stuff, and might consider yourself a visual learner.
Spirit gets our attention in subtle ways, but sometimes with a sense of humor. I once asked for a sign about if I’d ever move to California. Well, the next day watching “The Today Show,” someone was holding a sign that simply said, “California.” I heard my guides loving say, “Is this what you meant?” (Hey, you get what you ask for!)
2) Clairaudience (clear hearing). You hear voices. (Please, this is not a psychological disorder, by the way!) But, you’ll hear messages that almost sound like your own voice. Or, you might actually hear a voice or word(s) that sound different. It’s in the mind mostly though, similar to how in clairvoyance, you will see images in your mind’s eye. I guess you might say it’s like your mind’s ear with clairaudience.
I notice I will hear songs on the radio or conversations in public that have messages for me. I tend to be an auditory person as a musician especially, so this makes sense for me. You might find that you are tuned into the finer frequencies with this clair.
3) Claircognizance (clear knowing). You know things without knowing how you know them. Intuitive insights come to you via your thoughts. Often, these insights will come out of the blue. It will feel too simple at first, but please know that spirit works in simple ways.
Actually, intuition works via your thoughts and feelings, so since you’re always feeling and thinking, you are always able to plug into your intuition. Some claim that the great scientific discoveries of modern times came to the scientists via claircognizance. The formulae or solutions came just out of the blue when they weren’t working on their stuff.
Intuition comes more easily when you’re relaxed, by the way.
4) Clairsentience (clear feeling). You feel things in your own body. You might have gut feelings about a situation or person. You feel others’ emotions and feelings (sometimes this is called being an emotional empath). You might even feel their pain, whether it is emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual.
When you walk into a room, you can tell if there has been an argument or something else is off about the situation. When you meet someone, you get feelings about whether they are a good person or not. You are very tuned into the heart and compassion aspects of life.
When you love, you do it with your entire being. In arguments or tense situations, you might feel not only your emotions and feelings, but you will feel others’ stuff too. It can be overwhelming, so it requires knowing how to manage energies and take care of yourself.
At times, those with pronounced clairsentience become dumping grounds for others’ baggage. You might gain weight unintentionally to protect yourself. You might be everyone’s free counselor, but you need support too, so don’t be shy about getting it for yourself.
Well, those are the 4 Psychic Powers in a nutshell. I gave only brief descriptions ’cause I’m a simple sort of gal. If you want to know more about all of this, be sure to check out my freebie Mini Course, “How to Be More Psychic” that you get as a gift for signing up for my monthly email newsletter.
You’ve got the power!
Blessings and gratitude,
©2011, Lisa, Punk Rock Psychic™, http://punkrockpsychic.com