My meeting with the psychic, Carol, opened my mind to the fact that at least some of us have the ability to do and see things that are not covered by the 5 generally accepted senses. There is indeed at least the 6th sense that we've all heard of so many times. In fact, I now truly believe that there are many more than that.
I know that some of my readers follow traditional religions and believe in Jesus and the teachings of the Bible. I remind all my readers again that the bulk of my religious education centered around Christianity - specifically Anglican and Christian Science with a smattering of Catholic, United and Baptist. I freely admit that I know extremely little about any of the world's other major religions, and most of what I say stems from the religious upbringing I described in the various posts prior to this one. Once I began the journey to find my own spirituality, I was pulled away from the current established world religions and drawn to the New Age world, which included reincarnation and the teachings of the channeled entity 'Seth'. However, for my readers who are students of the Bible and in honour of the One who's birthday will soon be upon us, one of my favourite Bible verses is John 14:12, where Jesus explains to his followers that He is in the Father and the Father is in Him:
"Verily verily I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do, shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do also; because I go unto my Father"
What wonderful, powerful words those are. Just stop and really think about Jesus' message to his Apostles (and hence to all of us). He's basically giving us permission to do all the things that He does - to perform the miracles that He can. He's telling us, you can do this too!
The fact that the path my faith has taken is not that of any one organized religion, in no way reflects my feeling about the verity and validity of Jesus. I have every confidence that He not only lived, but that the biblical stories about His actions and deeds are fairly accurate. Was He the Son of God? Absolutely, as we are all the children of the All That Is; as were His 'brothers and sisters' Mohammed, Mother Theresa, Joan of Arc, Buddha, Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and the countless others who impacted mankind with their faith, conviction, works and deeds. As you yourself are when you love your neighbour or honour your mother and father. We are all the children of the All That Is and we can do anything It can. Even Jesus has said that this is so.
Whether or not we choose to use the gifts that we have is entirely up to the entity or soul that we are. I know from experience (see post October 7, 2009, The Ka) that if I work hard at it, I can leave my physical body and travel in this plane and others through the energy of my Ka. I know from the hundreds of times in my life that I've thought of someone, only to either run into them or hear from them shortly thereafter, that I can connect with others through my mind, without using any of the modern electronics or devices that we rely on for communication with one another. I know from living with a parent who often experiences psychic episodes when a traumatic event occurs in his life, that messages are conveyed to the living from the 'dead'. I know from visiting a true clairvoyant that others can see into my life and environment if I permit them to look. I don't need anything else to convince me that Jesus wanted us to understand that all of us have those abilities. "The works that I do, shall ye do also...." how I love the power and permission behind those words.
We live in a busy, hectic world. We often struggle just to get from minute to minute, hour to hour and day to day. We have to contend with a physical world that limits how we can use our physical bodies and we are generally confined to the sensations of our 5 physical senses. In order to expand our conscisouness into other realities or use any of our other senses, we have to have the time and inclination to meditate, practice and practice again. And most importantly, we have to believe we have the power(s).