Some Personal Experiences with "Psychics"
Many, years ago when I was in my mid-twenties I went to see a psychic for the first time in my life. Well, actually I had known some psychics before this, but they did not use the word "psychic" in defining their specific gifts, so when I did visit someone who claimed to be psychic, I thought it was my first encounter with one. Anyway, this particular psychic had a small following of devotees who claimed that he had healed them and that he brought knowledge to them. A friend of mine—a wild, bright, and beautiful young woman who said she communicated with people from other planets—was one of the devotees and convinced me to have a session with this man, even though I thought her intriguing ways were a little crazy.
With some trepidation, I went to see him and was not too impressed by his presence. He was a plain and passive man with very little charisma, and his life force seemed dull and gray. Now, before I go on, I want to point out that some people I had encountered before with special gifts (that could possibly be considered in the realm of the paranormal) were not necessarily charismatic or outstandingly noticeable in their physical attractiveness either, but they had a drawing power in their personality that seemed to be light and loving, and they had a strong life-force energy. For me, this particular man did not have any of that drawing power or much life force in him.
But what he said to me was what caught my attention. He said that I had a future in spiritual affairs that would have world-wide significance and that I would marry a man who was of Native American descent and have three very special children who were meant to join us in our work. Though the whole message intrigued me, at that time the part that I was most interested in was the part of marrying a Native American and having three kids. You see, I was looking for romance, as most people that age are.
Though he requested that I return to visit and hear more from him, I never did see this psychic again until about fifteen years later, and what life force he had had in him was diminished to almost nothing. His psychic powers seemed to have dissipated also, thus having very little to offer anyone as a so-called psychic and healer. I often wondered what happened to this man who did seem, for a number of years, to have a special gift.
Back to my initial meeting with this man: soon after that first visit, other friends who were also devotees of this man would tell me that he often asked about me and encouraged them to bring me to see him. They indicated that he felt led to give me more advice about my future and what I needed to do. He communicated to my friends that I needed to get away from the Native American reservation that was my home at the time and definitely not to consider moving to the small neighboring town that bordered the reservation. He told them that I needed to move completely away from that area of Arizona in order to do what I had been called to do in this lifetime.
Well, I did not leave the reservation or that area for a long time. And though I always had my eye out for that particular Native American whom I was supposed to hook up with, I never did encounter anyone who I thought fit that description. It was not until after a few years of dating some very nice men, ten years of marriage to one of French and Finnish descent, three children, and a divorce that I began to show interest in what this psychic had said to me.
At that time in my life I was experiencing tremendous spiritual pressure—within me and from living spiritual forces around me—to leave the reservation and surrounding area and get into work that was more spiritually oriented. Though I had been on a serious spiritual path since seven or eight years old, I was now being nipped at the heels by the divine "Hound of Heaven" to move on to the next phase of my life, a phase that would catapult me out of my comfortable and safe but not-so-fulfilling lifestyle and profession.
Considering myself as a practical, down-to-earth type of person, I normally was not open to getting much direction or clarity from people who claimed to be psychics or intuitives or whatever they chose to call themselves. As a person of faith, I had always relied more on my inner convictions and personal spiritual experiences rather than reliance on what I referred to as the "psychic circus" and superstitious mysticism. But I could not deny that strong inner spirit pull that was more real to me than the nose on my face, and I wanted to put to test what I thought I was hearing from within with what others might be hearing outside of me.
So, at this phase, I began visiting various people who claimed psychic abilities and who were supposedly clairvoyant. Some used tarot cards; some shut their eyes and "tuned in" to the voices speaking to them; some used other tools of the trade, but what they all communicated to me in some manner was that I should leave the reservation and surrounding area, that I had a mission of worldly import, and that I was going to meet a man who would be part of this significant mission. Some saw this mission as more political, others as more spiritually-oriented.
I realized that what the first psychic had said to me all those years ago at some level matched what these others were saying to me, though they also said other things of very little import. Though none of these people with their special extra-sensory perception (E.S.P.) gifts really impressed me as exceptional persons, their one underlying common message did stick with me, and it matched what I was hearing from my own inner spiritual leadings.
Today, after many challenging, life-changing adventures and decades after my initial contact with a psychic, I know that the man of Native American descent he referred to is Gabriel of Urantia/TaliasVan of Tora, who I believe shared more than one past life with me as a Native American. The three children of high destiny are Gabriel's/TaliasVan’s and mine, and two are actively involved in the work of Global Community Communications Alliance with their father and me. So, the bits and pieces of my destiny that each psychic "saw" did help validate what I myself was "hearing" from the spirit leadings within me.
I think that my first marriage was a detour from God's perfect will for me, and though I had a good life and one of some spiritual growth during those ten years of marriage, my spiritual unfoldment could have been much quicker if I had not been encumbered with the distractions of a busy family life with a husband who had absolutely no interest in spiritual matters.
Though the human vessels who claimed certain extra-sensory perception (E.S.P.) abilities were not outstanding in their spiritual insight, they did have a small degree of E.S.P., and God used them to try to get me oriented in His highest will rather than in His permissive will. After detouring for about fourteen years, I finally allowed the Spirit of God to push me into a higher faith walk.
When I succumbed to the leading of the Threefold Spirit1 and other living spiritual forces and personalities without the encumbrance of personal-agenda distractions, my spiritual insight began to unfold much more quickly. Soon after this submission to God's perfect will, I met Gabriel of Urantia/TaliasVan of Tora and joined him in carrying out the responsibilities of the Mandate of the Bright and Morning Star2. When we united, Gabriel/TaliasVan became an audio fusion material complement3, and our experiences with Celestial Overcontrol4 accelerated our spiritual unfolding at an even greater rate.
Before I go on, I want to point out that previous to meeting Gabriel I had encountered other people with E.S.P. abilities who seemed evil and crooked to me. My discernment flags went up immediately in encountering these people, and I knew that they were not of God's forces and light, even though they may have had some type of extra-sensory perception and made big claims about their abilities to predict the future, give someone guidance for his or her life, and so on.
Also, those ones with E.S.P. that God used to try to influence me to change my direction to His perfect will were not correct in their other predictions and guidance, which I discerned when I was with them. What I did take from each one was that common message that I had a destiny much bigger than what I was doing at the time, but none of these individuals were qualified to be spiritual advisors to anyone.
My Own Spiritual Growth and Unfoldment Into E.S.P. Gifts
My own gifts of E.S.P. have evolved quickly since holding the Mandate of the Bright and Morning Star and benefiting from the guidance and spiritual leadership of the Audio Fusion Material Complement, Gabriel of Urantia/TaliasVan or Tora. What I realize is that I have practiced to some degree the more elementary gifts of E.S.P. since I was a child5. I have never used words like "psychic" and "clairvoyant" in describing myself, but as a result of sincerely loving God and wanting to be closer with the Divine Source since childhood, I have had circuitry that has been opening to the divine leading of the Threefold Spirit. I have gotten off track at times, taken some detours, but I have always found myself back on the path of focused spiritual ascension.
I think that when I began to really pay attention to my inner guidance from the Threefold Spirit of the Thought Adjuster6, Spirit of Truth7, and Holy Spirit8, my gift of pure impression began to magnify.
The Cosmic Family, Volume 1 introduces and expands upon the concept of "pure impression" and defines it as: "the opening of the heart and mind circuits between celestial personalities and appointed human and nonhuman individuals." Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation9 explains further that though there is only one audio fusion material complement on the planet today, other persons, especially many aligned with Divine Administration10, receive information through pure impression.
The Cosmic Family, Volume 2 expands upon the definition of pure impression and states that pure impression is "a sense impression created when the human ear resonates with the instruction given by a higher source and is understood by the mind of a higher receptive channel."
The Cosmic Family, Volume 2 also introduces and expands upon the concept, "syntonic impressions." The common scientific definition of syntonic impressions is: "ordered and godly impressions responding to oscillations adjusted or tuned to the same or a particular frequency."
Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation teaches that "the people of this planet, Urantia11, all people including ovan souls12 and new souls, need to syntonize themselves to the frequencies of the Universal Father13. If they do not syntonize at the higher levels of possibility, they will disassociate themselves from the higher reality that is now being formulated on Earth, Urantia."
Before I met Gabriel/TaliasVan, the Threefold Spirit within me was coordinating with the living spiritual forces around me to syntonize me with the cosmologic vibration pattern14 that was beginning to manifest on the planet, as well as other circuits that were beginning to reconnect. We are told by Celestial Overcontrol that when Gabriel/TaliasVan and I united and accepted the responsibilities of the Mandate of the Bright and Morning Star, those various circuits begin to be upstepped in their reconnect. And with Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation beginning to be transmitted through Gabriel/TaliasVan as the Audio Fusion Material Complement, certain events were set into action to bring the adjudication15 to a close in the near future on this world, and to upstep the emergence of the first stage of light and life16 on Urantia.
In order for these wonderful things to happen at a more accelerated pace, the individuals of this world need to grow in their spiritual insight. In Paper 2, Section 7 of The URANTIA Book we are informed that the "religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness."
The mandate of Divine Administration is to create a philosophy and culture of living out of enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. There is no way we humans can do this without increasing spiritual insight.
What is Spiritual Insight?
According to The URANTIA Book, spiritual insight is considered one of the three cosmic intuitions or inalienables of human nature, the other two being scientific curiosity and moral intuition (the realization of duty). The URANTIA Book defines spiritual insight as "moral evaluation with a religious meaning" and states that spiritual insight "connotes the individual's choice between good and evil, truth and error, material and spiritual, human and divine, time and eternity"17.
In order to implement divine principles worldwide, the citizens of a world need to be able to discern and then choose between right and wrong, good and evil, truth and error, the material and the spiritual, human and divine, and things of transitory value and things of eternal value. In other words, spiritual insight is necessary to create a higher, more loving and divinely-led culture.
In studying spiritual insight in The URANTIA Book, I discovered that there is an emphasis on the leading of the Threefold Spirit, especially the Thought Adjuster or Fragment of the Father, in gaining spiritual insight. We are informed that spiritual insight is a gift from the Thought Adjuster18 and that it is inner, spiritual communion with God as a result of the influence of the Thought Adjuster and the Spirit of Truth19.
Contact with God is considered a form of spiritual insight, as well as "genuine religious reflection"20. Whenever an individual has a genuine religious experience, spiritual insight is somehow involved21. Spiritual insight is also referred to as "faith-insight" and "spirit luminosity" and is related to "the presence-activity of living ministry" and other "varied energy systems"22.
We also learn that the quickest way to gaining spiritual insight is from "applied spiritual pressure from above"23. I think many people have felt "applied spiritual pressure from above" and have not understood what they were experiencing. Some have adhered to that spirit leading and many have not because of the many distractions that they follow.
I also noted in my study that spiritual insight is necessary for really effective social leadership24. With the world in the state that it is and the worldwide environmental, economic, and social crises upon us, we all need to pray that all leaders, worldwide—from local to planetary levels—gain more spiritual insight and tap more into divine leading when making decisions that impact the peoples of this world.
In order to accelerate "the natural trend of social evolution towards worldwide realization" of brother-/sisterhood of humankind and planetary peace, spiritual insight is necessary25. With spiritual insight a mortal gains understanding and love for every other mortal. This is needed for every mortal, but it begins with you and me. The URANTIA Book informs us that spiritual insight enables us to love others and apply the Golden Rule, to "treat all persons as we conceive God would treat them"26.
It is a huge job, but it begins with each of us as individuals. Each of us needs to allow the spiritual forces from above as well as from within to help us accelerate the unfoldment of our spiritual insight. None of us need be psychics or clairvoyants to be mindful, compassionate human beings with ever-enlarging spiritual insight.
It is a challenge to expand our minds, hearts, and spirits, but it is a challenge worth all of our commitment and dedication and loyalty. For we will be truly loving people, both thoughtful and practical in living a life that is reflective in some manner of divine pattern on the levels of thinking, feeling, and doing.
In a paper entitled "The Faith of Jesus," we are informed that "spiritual insight possesses the power of turning defeat into higher desires and new determinations"27.
We all feel fainthearted and defeated at times. What do we do with it? By allowing the Threefold Spirit to influence us more so that we can accelerate in the enlargement of our spiritual insight, we can then turn defeat into higher desires and new determinations that help us heal and grow as well as contribute to bringing healing to this broken world.
-Niánn Emerson Chase