In Western North Carolina, the culture is mostly southern lifestyle and country music. Last week I heard a country song called, “I Hear Voices” by Chris Young The lyrics, “You could say I’m a little bit crazy, you could call me insane, walkin’ ’round with all these whispers, runnin’ ’round here in my brain.” I totally related to Chris Young’s song. As a kid I thought I was crazy. I heard voices all the time. Voices of people I didn’t know yet needed to be heard. I realized they were the voices of those who have passed over and were trying to communicate; to let their family members know they were okay. However as the year went by there was one voice, one I had become very familiar with – it was the voice of my spirit guide Mel.
I remember as a young child it was difficult for my parents to get me to sleep. They would put me into bed and I would lie awake for hours watching the street lights and listening to the sounds of the nearby traffic. It was during the summer months that I began hearing someone singing. I couldn’t have been more than 5-years old but I remember singing the song along with them, however I didn’t understand the words. My parents thought I was singing gibberish. It wasn’t until I was in my late twenties while singing the song to my daughter a friend told me that it was a Danish lullaby called, “Den Lille Ole [med paraplyen].” Translated it means “The Little Sandman with the Umbrella.” Her grandmother who was Danish sang it to her. I don’t speak the language nor have I ever been to Denmark. The only explanation is that a spirit of someone from the country knew the tune and sang it to soothe me.
I honestly believe everyone has a level of psychic ability. It’s just a matter of being able to listen not with your ears but with your inner-self or as some say listening with your mind’s eye. Contradictory yes nonetheless listening is more than hearing. It’s also feeling energy. As I stated in my first article I’m empathic. I can sense and interpret energy and put it into words and images. Here are a few suggestions that helped me develop and trust my psychic listening skills:
Relax: The first time I heard my spirit guide was during a Closed Eye Process. The lights were dim and the room was quiet. Our facilitator who was also a Yoga instructor asked us to close our eyes and breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. I could feel my body sink into a state of total relaxation.
Identification: Mentally or verbally ask, “Is there anyone who would like to communicate with me.” Take a deep breath and wait for a response. You may not receive an answer right away but keep trying. I remember being with my mother when she died. She said, “I can’t hold on anymore I can’t hold on!” I had to tell her that it was okay to let go. It was 11-months after her death before I could communicate with her. The week prior to what would have been her 67th birthday I heard her say, “Debbie, look after your dad; don’t let him grieve his life away.” I kept my promise. This year he celebrated his 92nd birthday.
Be Open: Expectations will affect your listening skills. You may want to hear from a deceased family member or spouse however they may not be ready to communicate with you. Patience is important. A deceased friend may choose to come through to communicate with you first or in my case a spirit guide. Listen to what they have to say and keep trying. The person you want to hear from will eventually come through.
Document: Whenever I do a reading I always tell the person to take written notes or to bring a recording device. I may tell you something that [at the time] does not make sense or an unfamiliar name or place. Documenting helps [you] to remember details of your psychic experiences; what you hear, feel and/or see. It will make sense later.
In part 4 of my chronicles I’ll talk more about understanding and supporting your Psychic Child.
Missed the first two chronicles? Click Part 1 and Part 2 of Chronicles of a Second Generation Psychic