The Connection Between Spirituality and Psychics
What is Spirituality?
First one must understand, what is spirituality defined? There is a broad definition of the search for one’s “life path” or what is “sacred,” but spirituality is somewhat of an individual decision for each of us. The term spirituality often refers to our belief in a higher power and our connection to that power. It often colors how we see ourselves, the world around us and how we interact with it. Spirituality was once tied closely with man’s belief in a “God figure” or religious aspect. However, the meaning spirituality has changed over the centuries, and during recent findings around the 11th century showed that spirituality was now tied in one’s mental health, coping skills, ability to function in daily life.
How does Spirituality Affect Us?
Some believe that spirituality is connected with finding one’s purpose in life. By the 13th century, spirituality took on a psychological and social context. In the social context, it was in realm of the clergy against the secular class. In the psychological context it referred to the inner realms of a person. The motives, affections, feelings and the psychology of a spiritual life.
By the 18th century, a distinct separation was made between the lower and higher forms or spirituality. People believed that a spiritual person was more deeply religious than other people. However, it is also true that one can be very spiritual and not be religious in some people’s view.
What is a Psychic?
A psychic is often said to be someone who has the ability to see information that is hidden from the normal person. It is believed that all of us are born with a certain amount of psychic ability, some have it closer to the surface than others. However, if one is willing to explore their psychic abilities and work on developing them further, one can begin to see improved psychic ability. All of us have experienced that feeling of deja vu that someone needs us or needs help, then all of a sudden a friend contacts you for help. Perhaps you were thinking of someone who you have not spoken to for a while, and then they call you on the phone just minutes later. We are often able to connect to each other more than we realize.
How Are Spirituality and Psychics connected?
There are 2 schools of thought when it comes to determining the connection between spirituality and psychics.
The first group believes that when one has been given certain psychic “gifts” that could help or hurt others,(depending on how they are used) one also has a certain responsibility to use these gifts wisely and responsibly. It has been said, that with great power, comes great responsibility. These people make a point of understanding their psychic gifts, and go to considerable length to understand themselves, their beliefs and spiritual connection to the universe. They are very aware of how their actions affect others, and they do their best to try to make others’ lives a little better by their actions. These are people who are very spiritual and have a deep respect for others’ religious and spiritual views.
The next group believes that just because someone has psychic ability does not mean that they are spiritual. They claim that the people who have psychic abilities are often as irresponsible as a rich kid with a car, who doesn’t care who he runs over as long as he is having fun at others expense.
In the end, one needs only look at the self proclaimed psychics out there. If a psychic person is only trying benefit themselves, people around them will see them for what they are, not genuine. We would have to conclude that a true psychic must have a certain spiritual basis they connect with, in order to manifest the psychic gifts they possess.