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Understanding Intuitive & Psychic Abilities

Our ancestors relied upon our 6th sense to avoid danger, and to help them survive. It is often referred to as a ‘gut feeling’ or ‘a knowing’. Mothers with young children will often use it to keep their children protected. However, in this technological age our 6th sense is in danger of being absorbed into ‘information overload’, with this natural part of humanity becoming discarded and unused.

However, when people need to explore the meaning to life, their spirituality, their purpose and what lies beyond the boundary of their physicality, then their psychic abilities have to be woken up and activated. Physic abilities usually fall into the categories of: Clairsentience (feelings) Clairvoyance (seeing) Clairaudience (hearing)


This is the ability to see what other cannot. You may see people, animals or even people’s energy fields, known as auras. This may be extremely clear to you at times, and not at other times. You may see through your outer vision (eyes) or through your inner vision.

Many clairvoyants can see through their outer as well as through their inner vision. Some children see imaginary friends and often talk to them, as well as play with them. After about the age of 8 – 9 their ability often disappears, but not always.

Some clairvoyants are known to have seen things since their childhood. But for those whose clairvoyance is more ‘inner’, this ability comes from the source relaying the impressions and images to the clairvoyant and the clairvoyant interpreting what they are receiving.

Clairvoyance also comes through visions and dreams, where visual images are projected towards the clairvoyant, these often being extremely clear and detailed.


This is the ability to hear. A person who is a highly skilled clairaudient will often tell you they can actually hear voices from outside their physicality, and other times they hear them in their mind. They are usually clear and precise, with a message that is often very relevant to current circumstances either for the clairaudient themselves, or for another person for them to relay the message to.

This ability also ties in with mediumship and inspirational writing, as well as teachings.

Examples of psychic abilities are:

  • Intuition

  • Psychometry

  • Predicting the future – precognition / premonition

  • Aware of energy changes / the unseen

  • Mediumship

  • Working with energy (this covers many examples and expertise)

  • Visions

  • Creative abilities such as art & writing


This involves what you feel. You sense something, and your feelings tell you in story. For example: You meet someone for the first time. Within seconds you feel so empty, so lonely, so afraid. The person standing in front of you doesn’t display any of these feelings, yet you can’t shake what you have just felt.

You know it would be rude if you asked them to confirm what you have just felt, so you keep it to yourself. Some time later you overhear her speaking to someone else. She is expressing exactly what you felt about her earlier. This is called ‘clairsentience’.

We are all divisions of the One. So much thought is separate. When the thought is separate it creates more separation. So what is the difference between divisional energy and the separation of thought?

Thought, firstly, it is an image. It is an image designed to equal an expectation or a version of truth that one aspires to and one needs. But what is divisional energy? And why is what we really are a division of energy?

All light is One. There is no separation in light. Pure light. Light becomes divisional through segments of creation and through barriers of reality, and through layers of thoughts and memories. But light in its essence never divides, and yet we say that it is divisional only because it shares itself amongst various aspects of perception.

When one stands at the top of a staircase one has a vantage point. A vision. An ability to see further. A greater sense of perspective. If one is to step down to the middle point of that staircase and keep communicating with oneself on top of the staircase, when one is at the middle of the staircase one has a lesser view, but is still the same ‘You’.

If we descend down to the bottom of the staircase we have what we could call the consciousness, a more limited vision of reality but still in communication and fully connected to the part of our self that is both midway up the staircase and at the very top. We are divisional, not separate.

We are experiencing multiple aspects of sound. Multiple realities. We are sharing our energy through multiple streams of evolution and multiple factors of awareness. But that does not make a separate. It makes us One through a divisional array of thought and memory. The essence of light remains intact, but it is divisional as it is shared down the staircase.

The unity of the Light of All is when the lowest point, the consciousness, the human mind and the essence that lives within each one is in full contact with the highest level of awareness and remembering of what one really is. That is when for light awareness of what you really are flows down into the consciousness of one’s life. One does not need to create an energy of image or expectation. One does not need to convince anyone of anything. One does not need to pursue goals to eventually become at the top of the staircase, Because one is already there. It is simply the consciousness that perceives reality, and what is real, differently.

So what is it to maintain the One within oneself? It is to know. Not to think or believe, but to know and remember one is still standing on top of the staircase. One has descended down into the middle and lower streams of reality – the middle and lower tiers to perception, the steps steps on The staircase. One inhabits multiple realms at once. One light shining through different spectrums of sound.

The essence is always One.

So we are all divisions of the One of what we really are, and what is real never becomes less real when moving through illusion. It maintains its centre point at all times, and when we move through our lives we must maintain our centre point at all times. The way we maintain that centre point is to be aware that we have never left, and we are experiencing and evaluation of separation in order for something greater to occur. That does not make us greater or lesser. It makes us a division of the One.

So much fracturing and fragmentation of thought and imagery is applied to the energy of what one really is. Grandiose images, false prophets, analogies of greatness all come from a fractured perspective of thought, but not from the energy of what one is. When one is resounding to what one is, one does not need to create imagery, idols and essences separate from themselves to justify their life purpose as dictated by the self.

No one is more important than another. No one is greater than another. No one is lesser than another. If your imagery has a purpose that seeks others to follow then your imagery is flawed by your inability to recognise the value of all being One.

So the movement of sound through our lives is one that follows the pathway light. When we look for purpose we must understand that for purpose to be true, Purpose can only come from the essence of what one is. If one is in communication quietly, deeply within the energy of what they are and remembers that they are both standing on top of the stairs, and midway, and inhabiting the lowest note of the human self then one knows the answers two questions are already known inside.

And so the journey becomes not a journey at all, it becomes an experience of awareness, and that experience of awareness is the journey home for so many. For the One has arrived within the power point of creation, within reality, within this illusion.

But the registration of sound that it is is now accessible through the Gateway of your mind. So you are a division of the One of what you are. And within the silence – within that single point recognition – comes a new future, a new pathway, a new dimension of awareness that allows you to remember you are more than who you believe you are. You are more than who you know you have ever been whilst you only register life through the consciousness.

The parity of it all is that ‘what you are’ is always available, because it is in fact all you are and all you have ever been, and all that you were before you even came here.

I leave you with what I have most of and that is truly love. Bless you.

The point of recognition in its simplest form is when one stops living with illusion as one’s reality. The point of recognition is when you are aware of the illusion of life, and you do not try and make it ‘Real’. You respond to everything equal to the awareness that this – all of this, our reality – is only a program. An artificial reality that is not our home.

The point of recognition is when you are living within illusion, but you are not of it. That recognition carries you forward to the next point of recognition, and that is the question that so many ask: “I know this is not real, so what am I here to do?”

The question of what you are here to do has several things attached to it. We look for a purpose in our life because we are looking for more meaning; we are looking for a greater depth to the life we live – of course we are! We all require meaning to exist meaningfully. We all want to achieve something that matters most to us. To have no meaning is to have no hope, and I am here to tell you not only is there hope, there is a way home. There is a way to find meaning. 

Wanting a sense of purpose comes from one of two places. It either comes from the need to capitalise on the self and make one’s illusionary reality even more illusionary, filling it with accolades, things and possessions, or the illusion of service to fulfil oneself. To fill in the empty space inside where loving awareness should be. So many people pursue this. That is not to say their personal perception of love is not the driving force in their pursuit, because to give love and share one’s energy of goodwill is beautiful thing. Often, however, when one believes the only way to find love it Is to give everything of yourself away in search of what sometimes seems so elusive … then sometimes, those with the biggest hearts often find themselves giving most of it away to others because they care so deeply about others, often to the detriment of themselves.

Whilst that is a commendable expression of outward love, it is not balanced with inward love. This selflessness does little to heal one’s own inner feeling of the void of love. The outer expression is often designed to compensate for that inner absence of love. The point of recognition risks becoming a need for a destiny or a purpose simply to fulfil one’s desire to be loved.

As much as that has merit for some, it is not a true endeavour of true purpose .. because it does not come from a centred point of awareness. It comes from a feeling of no-love. No-love is the absence of love in one’s awareness of yourself, and that only reinforces more illusion..

The second point of recognition for when one seeks to find their purpose, is something that initially can be seen as a paradox, until perhaps we explore what it actually means.

What is purpose? Purpose is a meaning for one’s existence. Purpose is a meaning for existence everywhere. For one to want to find a purpose means they want to be a part of ’the’ purpose of what this all means. The purpose of all existence everywhere. The yearning one feels towards this is because of the love they feel inside; the depth of meaning they know exists beyond the perception of life. They want to find their purpose in order to fulfil the inner awareness they feel happening as part of something far greater than themselves.

And so as we explore this a step further, let us ask why it is paradoxical. From the greater it is not, but from the lesser it is.

Once again, we asked the question as to why we want to find a purpose. We have just explored we want a purpose to be aware of the greater purpose of all things and to feel personally a part of it.

So who or what initiated ‘the’ purpose? If we are here within life and feel a need to be a part of a purpose, has something beyond us initiated that purpose? If so, then the purpose is not our own, but it is the purpose of a greater part of ourselves, from that ‘what’ we are beyond this illusion entirely. And so the point of recognition – the real and true point of recognition – comes when one is aware purpose is not their purpose alone. For it belongs to a greater awareness of energy. A greater mission, a greater plan. One does not have a purpose of their own; they have an intent to fulfil a part in a larger purpose. And whilst that translates into a personal purpose, the driving force of awareness behind the sense of a greater purpose is that one is aware they belong to something greater.

Therefore the point of recognition is the centre point of all things within one’s life within illusion. Therefore, the purpose of what is greater enters life, for life to then have purpose.

However, when the point of recognition is from the perspective of self alone a purpose of a greater nature will never be fulfilled. It will only ever be a directive of self. And whilst it may appease the sensibilities and the ego of one’s self and perhaps that of many others, perhaps even incorporating many good deeds, it will never align to the greater purpose.

Therefore the point of recognition driven by the self is always in the absence of the greater, based largely on the need to fulfil one’s own life.

And so we come to a decision. Just as we make decisions every day of our life. What is the point of recognition? What is our point of recognition – each one of us?

Is it a need to resolve our own personal issues through an exploration and exploitation of what we believe is most important to us? Of what gives us back that which we believe we need the most?

Or is our point of recognition a greater awareness where we are a part of something else? Where we belong to a greater plan, and allow that greater plan to translate into a life by listening inwardly, and to become the purpose given to us for our life… which brings us back to the centre point of this discussion, and that is: what is the point of recognition?

It is either the individual, separate life of oneself, or it is the light of all we are from beyond here.

One lives in illusion. One exists within illusion from beyond it.

Our Perception of our self versus the awareness of what we are, will determine whether we achieve the point of recognition.

Because, after all of the things we have just explored, there really is only one point recognition after all.

One is illusion. Only one is real.

We all live within boundaries, because that’s the way life is.  They are put in place to keep us from overstepping the mark, and doing the wrong thing.  These boundaries are usually called “rules and regulations” and we have to abide by them or face the consequences.

However, when it comes to personal boundaries, then we are looking at something totally different, for these personal boundaries involve physical, emotional and mental limitations you live behind every day.  These boundaries are often viewed as safety zones, and keep you within what is known, rather than have you enter the unknown beyond the boundary.  In saying that, there are times when these boundaries need to be crossed, so you can move forward and be more progressive in your life.

So let’s have a look at some examples of what personal boundaries might involve …

Let’s start with a physical boundary.  One boundary, in particular, could be the lack of trust you have in your physical body that it has the skills needed to be on a team.  So instead of participating in the sport you love, you sit on the sidelines and become a spectator.  In this instance, the boundary you needed to cross was the belief in yourself.  Your physical body would then have acted on this belief.

Then there’s the physical boundary of being unhealthy.  When you keep telling yourself you just need to find a way to become motivated, but somehow it just doesn’t happen.  Your boundary in this example is your need to stay within the comfort of your lifestyle.  This physical boundary is usually connected to emotions.

Now emotional boundaries can often be the hardest to cross.   Many of these boundaries are built in the early, formative years of someone’s life.  But they can also be created later on in life following one or more traumatic events, which can change the way someone sees themselves and the world around them.  Emotional boundaries can be quite debilitating.  Preventing the person from being confident, happy and motivated.  A lack of self-worth keeps the person from moving beyond the boundary.

If you want to go past emotional boundaries, you will have to go beyond memory.  The power within the memory is what is holding someone hostage.  You cannot eliminate the memory, but what you can do is release the power within that memory, enabling yourself to move forward in your life.

This brings us to mental boundaries.  That’s when you are not open to changing what you think and believe.  You are stuck in a cycle of your own thoughts.  The world has to change around you to accommodate what you know to be right.  People who have strong mental boundaries can often become quite challenging and aggressive if they come across someone else who will not yield to their way of thinking.

The greatest builder of mental boundaries are ‘beliefs’.  Beliefs are usually formed at a young age, but may also be embraced at a later time in life through powerful experiences or events.  Whilst beliefs can offer security and comfort, some beliefs become mental boundaries, thereby preventing you from going beyond the sameness of your thoughts. When this occurs, you are unable to expand your consciousness to incorporate new ideas and new ways of thinking into your life, thus preventing you from moving forward and evolving the person you are.

Identifying your own personal boundaries is not always easy.  Denial is always on ‘stand-by’, ready to step in when you feel unsure about making changes to your life.  It acts like your best friend who is looking after your interests, but in fact it is a destructive element when your life is at a standstill and you’re going nowhere fast.

So don’t listen to denial, but listen to reason.  If you believe you need to live life differently, and want to go beyond your own personal boundaries, then take that first step.  Be honest.  Ask yourself this question … Do you have boundaries you need to cross so you can live the life you deserve?

Boundaries have the power to keep you on a cycle of sameness.  This is often seen with people who want to break free of relationships, change their career, overcome their financial problems, or want a completely different type of life than the one they have.  However, they often feel powerless to make the necessary changes.  What they may not realize is they do not need to change the problem, but they need to go beyond their acceptance of the outcome.  This can be done by recognizing their self-imposed boundary, and taking steps to go beyond it.

When your identity is so closely linked to your personal boundaries, you may feel unsure about disengaging from these boundaries.  For boundaries can be like an old friend.  Someone who’s always been there for you.  Someone you can depend upon, but also someone who doesn’t want you to change and grow away from them.

Some old friends can stay with us, happily, for all of our lives, whilst other old friends have been out-grown and are no longer needed or wanted.  So think of your boundaries in the same way.  Keep the ones you still need, and let go of the ones you don’t.

When you feel an overwhelming attachment to a personal boundary, then you’re really not ready to let it go and move past it.  It is there because you still have a need for it, and it’s simply a matter of time, or a matter of changeability within yourself that will bring a need to let go of that attachment.  On the other hand, if you really want a different type of life, then take a leap of faith .. beyond your boundaries.  It just might be the best thing you have ever done.


Blog written by Diane Swaffield. Read with love by Jason, in dedication and inspired memory of Diane.

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