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Sensitivity: A Gift or a Curse?
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Mediums, psychics, sensitives, clairvoyantsÖ These are all names for people who can feel those who have passed on from this world and into another. These spirits may just be the spirits of the dead who havenít ďmoved onĒ or they may be the Ďotherworldlyí and various guides that we have. No matter what we have all heard of these people, some of us may know one or may have consulted one. Some of us, like myself, are one of them. We deal with the spirits that are around us in many ways and some of us may be more at ease with it better than others. Some of us spend our entire lifetimes learning how to cope with the fact that we know these spirits are there and others donít. Some of us may need a lot of time to find how we want to use these abilities.
I know it took me a long time to get used to the abilities I have. In fact, I didnít get used to them until I was almost 18, despite the fact that my spirit guide, Benji, was and still is well known to me. I didnít want to know that something was there that no one else saw or felt. I didnít want to know how someone died or how he/she was stuck here.
I canít say why I didnít, other than the fact that it honestly scared me. I was afraid of what I was able to do then and am still able to now. In fact, Benji can foresee accidents and so through him, I also will see events where someone is seriously hurt or killed (or where I possibly could be seriously hurt and killed) . Not only does he tell me these things, he tells a friend of mine (who is also sensitive) these things. Because of this, I often get some warning as to what is coming; in one case before a car accident I had, he convinced me to slow down (He was actually trying to get me to pull over or go home) .
Iím not the first person to be sensitive in my family. My mom was sensitive into her early teens before the ability faded. Iím now out of my teens and still have the ability. If one wants to believe sensitivity to the spirit world is genetic, then my psychic abilities passed from my mother to me. My own psychic abilities may pass from me to my children and from my children to my grandchildren. How our abilities are used will always remain up to us and may change from person to person. The way our abilities work may also change from person to person.
So far one of the more important things Iíve done for people is to pass deliver messages to people from people who have passed on. Iíve done it on a few occasions for people I knew with details that they have never given me. They either didnít know me well enough to do so or I hadnít been in their life when it had happen. Two occasions are very notable to me.
The first time, an older gentleman who spent some time around a female friend of mine, gave me the information that heíd been dead for about a year, had been very close to my female friend and her sister, and wanted me to tell them that he loved them. When I told my friend that an older gentleman was passing on the message and about how long ago he would have passed away, she identified that it would be her grandfather. He had been a very important person in both of their lives and his death had naturally been devastating.
Lately her sister had also been dreaming about him, which hadnít ever happened, even after the grandfatherís funeral. She was surprised I had known the details I did since she hadnít shared that information with anyone I would have spoken. She had spoken to no one about the death of her grandfather except for her sister (who I had not met at this point in time) . The fact that he had passed on this message was something that had brought her some comfort. Her sister was also glad that he had a way to speak with them.
The second story I have to share is one I would have never thought would have happened to the people around me. There was a guy who knew a few people in my group of friends that I only saw and met a handful of times since he had long ago graduated from the high school we were attending. Soon after meeting him for the first time, a spirit would enter my room, issue the sound of a gunshot, and leave. Living in an area where gang activity is high and death by gang shooting isnít entirely uncommon I didnít think a lot of it at first. It might have been something residual in the area that had come to me knowing I would be able to hear how he/she had passed. Being that it was something that I vaguely learned, I tucked it away in the back of my mind thinking it was nothing. This spirit ended up spending a lot of the time with the guy I had met and I eventually learned to associate the spirit with him.
After a while, I started to not only get the sound of the gunshot, but also the message: tell the guy that he was sorry. Eventually it was coxed out of this spirit that this wasnít a common gang shooting like Iíd assumed but he had committed suicide with a gun. I also discovered that this suicide was committed in front of the guy who visited and thatís why the spirit wanted to say he was sorry.
Armed with this information, I passed along the message that he was sorry with enough details that the recipient knew I was referring to someone that he knew and to an event that had actually happened. I also knew more details about that day than his two closest friends knew so there was no way I could have gotten them anywhere else. This would also be an event too horrible for most people to provide details for, nonetheless get right. It was something that seemed to help him.
I doubt incidents like those mentioned above will ever stop happening to me or to the many others like me. Spirits with a message will be everywhere and so will hauntings. We will always have spirits somehow attracted to us and what we can do, knowing that we can pass on these messages somehow. No matter how we find the people they want to send a message to, or how we help them find the answer they seek, we do it somehow.
Some of us, like I sometimes do, will go seeking spirits out to get the high of being near them. I personally like to go to the Third Bridge in Aurora, Colorado. A friend introduced me to this site and I have now gone there several times. The spiritual energy is strong and I have never left feeling disappointed. Every time Iíve been present at the place, itís been after dark and the spiritual energy has been strong.
I will most likely continue to make regular trips there whenever I donít have to awake early the next morning to go to work or another event. It's something that reminds me (and maybe many other sensitives here in Colorado) of how strong an energy really can get, and how you can get overwhelmed if you donít know how to deal with it or arenít with someone who can help you deal with it. Itís a place I try to take all of my sensitive friends to at least one time during the period I know them to show them how strong the energy is in the place and how bad things can get. I would also take anyone I got close to there if he/she wanted to come along for a trip.
Many of you out there will see being sensitive to the spirit world one of two ways: as a gift or as a curse. I personally will always see it as a gift. I could use it to help out so many and to remind myself of something that will always be right around the corner: death. I can use it to bring peace to those who have outlived a loved one or I can assist paranormal investigators who believe in using sensitives as well as machines as part of their investigations.
I can help others going through the same thing come to terms with the abilities they do have and maybe even see it as the gift, I see it as. Even now, posting this article here, I may have someone send me a message that is sensitive and whom I can help if he/she chooses to ask questions. At the end of the day, no matter what happens or whom they choose to contact, mediums and sensitives have to choose if their sensitivity is a gift or if itís a curse.
What is it to you? A curse to man, or a gift? Is this a path for us all to walk or does the ability choose to manifest only in a few?
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