Magickal Gifts

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  1. Child of a New Day

    Child of a New Day New Member

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    Has anyone here experienced majickal gifts? I mean other than spell work. Without meditation, or the raising of energy. I have experienced these gifts and although I know Majick is very real this still baffles me. I have no control over these gifts except one. They just come and go as they please. Examples are prophetic dreams, visions that come to pass, "knowing" something that cannot possibly be true but because you know, "it is". The last one probably does not make much sense but I guess sometimes I wondered, "Did I make that happen cause I knew it would?" Throughout my life people have commented on it like family, friends, teachers etc. Once I was dating this guy and I showed him that (I thought) I could make something happen and when I did he just wanted to take me to Vegas. L I do not think he got it. Or maybe he just thought it was a cool trick. Sometimes I can just be sitting there and it is like someone whispers in my ear. To be perfectly honest at times it is beautiful and at times I am scared to death. I have tried to control it but for the most part I cannot. I would just assume I was crazy and get on some medication but friends and family are freaked out by it as well. Oh yea, I noticed it seemed stronger when I was a child. So anyway, I know there are a lot who can relate, please do!
     
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  2. bgruagach

    bgruagach eclectic Wiccan

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    Some people have a natural talent for painting, others can sing the socks off anyone, and others have amazing memories. Some people find athletics come naturally to them. Others have an astounding capacity for patience and love.

    And some happen to have a talent or two that might be considered paranormal or mystical or supernatural.

    Talents can be suppressed through disuse and avoidance, but in my opinion this is a terrible waste of a gift. And the contrary is also true -- talents that are nurtured and cultivated through practice will blossom into amazing things.

    Few athletes can just go out and win the gold medal without a lot of training and practice, no matter how much raw talent they have. Taking a natural musical aptitude to virtuoso level requires hard work. Those with psychic talents can definitely learn to control them and to strengthen them to a greater degree by training.

    The vast majority of magickal literature is about how one can develop even weak psychic talents into practical skills. Those who have natural talents just have a head start in some of the skills -- but they still need hard work to develop that talent and make it truly useful.

    If you have a natural talent, celebrate it! Research what is known about it and how it can be developed. If you try to ignore it you are turning your back on a wonderful gift.
     
  3. Child of a New Day

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    I have read some books on developing psychic abilities. I cant find any that tell you if you allready have a gift, how to control it.
    The one that I can control (some what) I do not understand. Like what it's purpose is if any. It is kind of hard to talk to people about it. My boyfriend thinks it is great. I remember when I was younger, I prayed that God would take it from me. I do not wish that any more I only hope I figure out what I am supposed to do with it.
     
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    I apologize, I am my spelling is awful. :eek: Maybe the Mods can correct this?
     
  5. bgruagach

    bgruagach eclectic Wiccan

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    The techniques the books provide aren't just for helping to uncover abilities -- but also to develop the talent once it's manifested.

    It's all about doing things on purpose and practicing. Developing a strong will. Developing discipline.

    I'd encourage you to pick a method that sounds like it makes sense to you and giving it a good attempt (which means doing it a number of times according to the recommended schedule) even though you've already had the particular skill manifest on its own. It might be hard to do at first but as you put effort into it you will find that the gift comes under your conscious control.

    Even naturally talented musicians start off with doing scales, after all!
     
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    Good point. I will try that. I guess I just get frustrated.
    Anyway is there anyone else that has had a similiar experience? Have you? :)
     
  7. path_of_one

    path_of_one Embracing the Mystery

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    I don't know that you'd call them magical, but I do have certain gifts. I'm an empath, and also can do telepathy relatively easily. I sense spiritual entities at times, and sometimes "talk" to animals and trees. I've had moderate success with healing with energy in the few times I've tried it. It seems at times that I can impact events, kind of like getting a feel for underlying patterns in reality and then influencing the probabilities of events, but my general feel of it is that there are some bits of reality more tightly woven into the whole tapestry (if you will) and that some things are easier to impact than others. If I am attentive to it, I have a way of tapping into some sense of the greater reality and how my actions should occur within it. I guess it's a bit like precognition, but non-specific. To me, it operates a bit like Taoism, but across space-time so that you have a sense of how your current actions fit into the future reality.

    I don't do spells or rituals, I just have this stuff happen to me. I've heard the term "flowing magic," and it seems that is a fitting description. I never much thought of it as magic, but more like just the way I interact with reality.
    Honestly, I haven't tried until this last year to get any understanding or control over this stuff, or to test my limits, so to speak. I feel I should practice to gain more control, especially over the empathy because it can be quite overwhelming, especially in large groups. I also wish I could get rid of the capacity to sense spirits and place memories (feels like an energetic residue to me in certain places), because it's very uncomfortable and sometimes frightening to me. I'm just not sure how. I'll let you know if I come up with anything that seems to really work. So far, all I know is that practice seems to be increasing my capabilities, but I still have difficulty controlling the empathy and sensing spirits. The rest I generally have to actively "switch on," unless someone (person, tree, animal) is essentially broadcasting their thoughts, in which case I pick up on it.

    Sorry I can't be of more help; but hopefully you feel less alone...
     
  8. Bandit

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    right. i dont call it magic either. If anything, the gifts of the spirit. I have had all these things happen & i know what you are saying.. I have chosen not to excercise or practice anything, but rather keep it for my own edification & sometimes share with others & just kind of go with the flow, giving the glory back to God.
     
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    path_of_one Embracing the Mystery

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    Hey, Bandit! ;) The problem for me is that some of these gifts never seem to go away or "quiet down." The empathy can be really overwhelming without learning to control it and how to use it. And I dislike sensing spirit entities. I guess God gave me that capacity for a reason, but it really has frightened me in the past. Maybe it's just one of God's ways of keeping me leaning on Him, because when it happens (especially when it feels distinctly negative), I pray like crazy.

    I think I never really thought much about what they were- are they magic? Are they ESP? Are they gifts of the Spirit? I always associated magic with spells and rituals, which I don't do. And I have always been told that the gifts of the Spirit were connected to being born again. I do love Jesus and take him as my teacher and savior, but I've had these gifts apparently since birth, before I even knew of Jesus. When I began talking at about two, I already was talking about dreams and visions, and communicating with nature the way I do now. I never had a moment where I "accepted" Christ and then- BAM- gifts of the Spirit.

    Hmmm... maybe I'll make a post in the Christian forum to discuss these matters as I'm kind of curious what everyone thinks of this stuff. To me they always seemed like gifts, the same as art or music is a gift, given to me by God but innate. I've had some Christians tell me that ESP and the things I experience/do are evil and of Satan, and that I'm going to hell. That used to upset me when I was a kid, but it doesn't really now. I can't help the way I experience reality, and it's obvious that those people do not experience these things and thus cannot help but fail to understand that you can't always just "switch off" these gifts. In fact, it takes practicing with them to do so in my experience.
     
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    I think praying like crazy is a good answer. I often think when we feel that sense of being frightened, God is allowing or trying to show us something because He did not give us a spirit of fear, but gave us a spirit of power, so i dont have a problem with sensing the entities. I also think in time we learn what is what. I dont think we can just 'turn it off' either, but i think we can choose to excercise or simply understand we are being edified...maybe there is somethig we are supposed to do. <dunno>
    There may be times when we are supposed to use a gift & we quinch it because we are not sure.

    i think music & art is different than spirit (more like physical talent but could be inspired through spirit) because we can only see & hear that which is spirit, by doing so in spirit.

    it is a tricky one & i dont think there are many who can really talk about these things (especially in public). I feel we effect each other in our daily lives too, just by the way we think, creating moods. I surely do not have all the answers, but i dont have a problem talking about these things.

    I think of cold & hot. We can get goosebumps either way;) , but the warm is much more edifying & lasting. I think a little fear is a good thing...
     
  11. Child of a New Day

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    Path of One, I think what you wrote about your experience was beautiful. I think my friend may have a similiar gift. He explained similiar experiences with people. It is nice to speak with others about giftings. I know I can not possibly be alone. I think others may choose to keep it to themselves for probably good reason.
    A former Church I was attending embraced gifts. As long as they were used "properly". Some do ,some do not. They called them "Gifts of the Holy Spirit" I guess I just believe they come from God. I think that you can recieve giftings when God chooses. My gifts happened to come before I became a Christian and still remain while I am no longer a Christian. While I was a Christian they remained as well! Sometimes I think God controls them and not me and sometimes I think maybe God would like for me to try perhaps to help, like others do. I just take comfort in the fact that whatever I am supposed to do, will be revealed to me. But in the mean time it can not hurt to develope them.
     

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