Honoring Your Psychic Gifts by Linda Pendleton


Intuition  is defined as the ability to perceive or know things without conscious  reasoning, immediate apprehension or understanding.  It is your inner  voice, or psychic awareness, your spontaneous knowing.

Our  intuition is innate and a natural part of our lives.  But many of us  ignore, block, deny, or simply do not tap into this valuable resource.   But why would we do this with a resource that can be used to help us  heal, solve problems, and make spiritual contact with deceased loved  ones or spirit guides?

Do you have fear of using your intuitive  and psychic gift? Do you keep your psychic stuff to yourself because you  fear being vulnerable? 

What do you risk by becoming “public”  with your psychic abilities?  It might be that if you use it openly,  naturally, it gives power to other people to validate or invalidate you.  Some people may think you’re “crazy.”  Does that thought scare you?

If  you read the books of some of the well known psychic mediums you will  see as children they may have had challenges such as “we don’t talk  about that,” “it’s just your imagination,” “people will think you are  nutty,” “ don’t tell anyone what you see.”  Or hear, or know....  Have  you ever experienced that?

Code of Ethics for Spiritual Work

I do believe there is a “code of ethics” for spiritual work.  Even though  messages may come to us from beyond, I believe it is our responsibility  to have ethical boundaries about forwarding messages to others without  their permission.  To do so may be an invasion of someone’s privacy.   But I also feel it is our responsibility as a receiver to try and  deliver the message in a gentle and sensitive way.  We do have to  remember people can be vulnerable, especially those in grief.  And many  messages that come through are for those in grief. 

I once  observed an invasion of a couple’s privacy, at a healing circle.  This  couple was there to hear from two recently deceased loved ones, and that  was apparent.  A message did come through for them from the other side,  but then before it was over, two other psychics in the room bombarded  them with embarrassing information to do with the critical financial  situation they were enduring, the things wrong with their sex life, the  lack of communication within their relationship, hurt feelings against  family, and so on.  It was painful to watch their reaction to hearing  all this presented publicly in front of thirty strangers.

I felt  so bad for them as I saw their faces turn red in embarrassment, watched  their slinking back into their chairs probably hoping to fade away,  watching their emotional withdrawal as the psychics continued, and all  the while I was enduring their public humiliation along with them.  That  was wrong.  If these two psychics had personal information like that  they should have given it to them privately.  Before it was over I knew  more about these two strangers and their lives, both good and bad, then I  know about my next door neighbors.  I’m surprised we didn’t have their  Social Security number before it was over. 

But I also knew  something about these two psychics, both new to their found abilities:   they were too enthusiastic and their ego was right up front, trying to  impress everyone and apparently had not yet discovered or decided they  needed to have an ethical code of conduct with their spiritual work.   

What if Spirit is Banging on Your Head to Relay a Message? 

Have  you had that happen? I have and I know others who have had that  happen.  Sometimes you may wonder why the message came to you in the  first place.  And then once you have the message you may have to figure  out the best way to present it.  What if you hardly know the person for whom it is intended?  Then what?  You may find in most instances, if you  tell the person you have a message from the other side, they will want  to hear what it is, even though it appears they may not be a  “believer.”  And then again, you may have someone not wanting to hear  the message at all.  But that’s okay as you’ve done your part as the  conveyor of the message.  Sometimes there is just too much static for a  message to get through.  You know how it is:  you send an email and it  gets lost in cyberspace and you never know where it goes if it goes at  all.  Same with someone refusing a message from the other side.  It may be out there in the ethers, and some messages may get to the person it  was intended for in some other creative way.  But for you, you did your  job, and your responsibility is over.  

As we use our intuition and PSI  abilities, we experience personal and spiritual growth, we learn more  about ourselves as well as about others.  We become more compassionate,  more loving, more attuned to the higher aspects of the universe.  All  the good things about intuition and spiritual growth take away the fear  of having and using any psychic gift you may have.  It is accepting and  acknowledging fear and moving through fear which gives us courage.  And  with that courage comes a sense of freedom and a self awareness.  We  also may learn how healing and inspiring our words may be to another and  that is heartwarming and helps remove any traces of fear we may have.

Four Classic Types of Intuition:

Clairvoyance  is defined as clear sight, or clear seeing, beyond the physical.   Clairvoyance would include visions, seeing images in the mind, seeing  angels, seeing apparitions, seeing deceased loved ones.  This can  include precognition.

Clairaudience is defined as clear hearing,  the ability to perceive sounds, voices, music, that do not have a  physical source.  

Clairaudience includes hearing messages from those on  the other side, such as our loved ones, spirit guides, guardian angels,  and often with the personality and voice inflections of the deceased  loved one, for instance. This could also include hearing voices, sounds,  from past events at a particular location.

Clairsentience is  defined as clear feeling.  Someone with this ability is able to  experience strong, empathetic feeling and emotions from spirit, or even  from living persons.  This would include persons who are very sensitive  to energies and emotions of other people.  Healers of various  disciplines often have this ability.

Inspirational Thought is  defined as receiving inspiration without forethought.  It has a broad  definition and is how many creative ideas come to be: thoughts, ideas,  impressions, knowledge, and creativity.  Many great artists, musicians,  and writers of the past (and present) have utilized inspirational  thought.

Additional subcategories of extra-sensory perception such as:

Prophetic Dreams
Spiritual Dreams
Automatic Writing
Trance Mediumship
Seeing Auras
Remote Viewing

~Linda Pendleton

Article Excerpt from the book, As Light As A Feather, Spiritual Tidbits to Ponder, by Linda Pendleton.
Copyright 2011, 2013 by Linda Pendleton, All Rights Reserved.