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by M.L. Danielle Daoust

I used to avoid saying what I do for a living because it can make people uncomfortable. They think I can see into their lives, what they had for breakfast that morning and what they'll be doing tomorrow. I can, if I want to. But to look inside someone's life without invitation is trespassing and I prefer not to break these universal principles. Besides, what value is there in filling my head with the intimate details of others' lives? I've got enough to think about, wondering what *I'm* going to be doing tomorrow...

When I worked the phone lines I was always amused at people expecting me to give them the winning numbers for that night's lottery... If I could predict the lotteries consistently, do you think I would have been sitting on the phone answering such silly questions? The truth is that some of the numbers I've given people as 'lucky' have indeed been winners, but there was a lot more to each winning than just knowing the lucky numbers. And there's a lot more to being psychic than predicting the future.

Being psychic is about learning to live in attunement and harmony with your world, in love. It requires a deep understanding of oneself, a release from judgment about what is considered good and bad and a willingness to notice and then listen to ALL the shifts in energy around you, including the subtle signs, the fleeting images and inner knowings... Being psychic requires that you actively participate with the whole of your world AND your Self. It demands daily attentiveness and real spiritual discipline.

The word 'psychic' conjures up all kinds of images - of ghosts and spirit-talkers, magic and rituals, tables that move by themselves, spoon-bending, Out of Body or Near Death Experiences (OBE/NDE), channeling and mediums, gypsies, fortune-tellers and curses, even UFO's and abductions. While every psychic invites and will have some of these experiences - so does everyone else!

Being psychic is as natural as breathing. We're all psychic. If you can learn to add and subtract, you can learn to sense, to see, feel, hear, smell, taste ALL of the energies that affect your life - and then you can learn how to move the energy around you to get what you want from your life. All it takes is a willingness to notice - and to act on what you notice.

Time and again, my dedication to applying the art of noticing in my own life has literally saved the day. A few years ago I neatly avoided a pickpocket - felt the dark energy coming at me and reacted to it in time to save my purse. We recently caught a very unusual and apparently difficult-to-detect fraud through our web site. The credit card companies were shocked when we reported it - "No one catches these things on just two transactions! How did you do it?" Simple, we noticed our reaction when the first order came through and when the second came in, it stood out like a sore thumb - to us. We allow ourselves to be all that we are, all the time. And we are psychic.

So are you. When you allow it.

Being psychic is in all of us. Living psychic requires a little practice and a big change in personal beliefs. It all starts by accepting that being psychic is as natural as breathing and living psychic is worthwhile.

Danielle is a Psychic and has a website, Global Psychics that has articles and information. They also publish InSights, an email newsletter. Danielle can be reached at




by M.L. Danielle Daoust

Two of the most common questions asked about being psychic are:

1) Why would I want to be psychic, it takes the surprise out of life? AND
2) If as you say, everyone has the ability, how do I develop mine?

I answer both questions with a story, usually of a time when I was in London, England, shopping in one of the world's great bargain centres - Camden Town. A beautiful sunny morning, money in my pocket, and quite by happenstance I find myself in one of my favourite haunts - definitely high on life that morning, feeling fabulous. Stopped in a little covered market, poking my way through the stalls, oblivious to everything but my good spirits and the merchandize around, when suddenly I felt a bolt of bad energy coming at me over my left shoulder. I whipped around just in time to stop a pickpocket from cutting the lap pouch off my shoulder... I was so stunned, I wasn't sure it had actually happened - the young man just seemed to shrink into the crowd as I demanded to know what he was doing.... then, a few minutes later someone else wasn't so lucky and I saw the fellows scurrying away under tables, with their next victim in full chase.... Thanks to my psychic self, I put the lap pouch safely around my waist and continued on my merry way. Soon after, I noticed the signs posted all over Camden Town to beware of the pickpockets. That is only one of many times when being psychic, being tuned in to the energy around me, saved the day. At Easter this year, being psychic literally saved my life and my son's. In bad weather conditions on the highway I projected forward mentally, saw serious trouble on the road ahead, made a split second decision to get off the 401 immediately and in the process avoided a fatal accident.

That little incident, like the pickpocket story was awe-inspiring. The perfect answer to the question of why to allow yourself psychic ability. And the right place to start learning how to become more psychic. An "allowing" attitude is essential to our being able to receive - and discern - ANYTHING. If you want to be prosperous, then you must allow prosperity into your life. Want romance? then you must be willing to allow love into your life. Want to be more psychic? then you must ALLOW yourself to be psychic...

It all sounds very simple - just allow it and it will be... but there's a little more to the story - and the more has to do with our ATTITUDE and beliefs and how open we are to shifting some of our basic beliefs.

Using the pickpocket story as an example, there were several levels of 'allowing', a number of different energy dynamics at work, and a specific attitude that enabled me to feel that bad energy coming at me.

At the first level, I had to allow the information into my consciousness. This took believing that I could see and feel energy, that I "had eyes in the back of my head", that my senses ran deeper than the physical.... it required an allowing attitude - an attitude of openness, a willingness to respond to nonphysical stimuli.

At the next level, I allowed myself to protect myself, to feel I deserved to have such a wonderful day and to have it unviolated by a pickpocket. This took believing in myself, letting go of fears around being in a "strange place" alone, and loving myself enough to want to avoid such an incident.... it required a loving attitude, and an attitude of trust - a sense of security - both in myself and in my world.

At the third level I allowed myself to trust the information I received so that I would react spontaneously to it... had I waited to consider or attempt to verify what I sensed, I might not have avoided the incidents. I believe the extrasensory information I receive, trust that it means "something" and so I acted, the moment I sensed. A trusting attitude, a belief system that is open to ALLOWING extrasensory perceptions, produced prompt action and a happy ending to each story....

If you want more happy endings to the stories that make up your life, develop an ALLOWING attitude to your natural psychic ability, AN ATTITUDE THAT MANIFESTS INNER BELIEF SYSTEMS BASED ON OPENNESS, TRUST AND LOVE. Our "attitude" is the outer manifestation of our internal belief systems. Those who are said to have a "positive" - ALLOWING - attitude, the optimists in life, reflect an open belief system, a belief system based on trust and on love, for themselves and for their world....

So be an Optimist - ALLOW yourself to be psychic, to trust yourself and to love yourself enough to use that natural ability in all of us... You'll see for yourself that being tuned into your world can 'save the day'.

The ability is in you now, and the information is all around you, readily accessible to you, all it takes to be able to receive it and act on it is an allowing attitude, an attitude of trust and love... So go for it, be the psychic you are, it'll be well worth it... even if it means shifting a few old beliefs around to get it all happening. Good Luck!

Danielle is a Psychic and has a website, Global Psychics that has articles and information. They also publish InSights, an email newsletter. Danielle can be reached at




by C.C. Raphael and Lynnéa Deva Raphael

Channeling has become a loaded word. So many definitions of channeling exist in publications, news media and workshops. Most focus on the appearance of an "outside" entity speaking through the human host. Such a limited definition frightens and excludes many people. This excerpt from our soon to be released book reminds us that channeling has as many unique forms as the universe has beings. Human beings, in particular, channel so many wonderful gifts to themselves and each other. May each person honor and recognize the Soul purpose that s/he channels into daily life and to the Earth.

This presentation was offered by the Council of Zoleen through C.C. and Lynnéa on August 20, 1996. The Council is a group of Master Guides who lovingly offer a safe space for human beings to embrace all that we are, including the parts of ourselves that have previously been unembraceable.

One of the greatest things that you can do -- and that you all will do in this lifetime -- is allow your Higher Self and Soul to come through you and express itself. To channel.

Some of you have asked how to channel. We suggest that the question might be better phrased "How can we become conscious of our channeling?" Channeling is not necessarily what you think it is. Millions of people around this planet channel without knowing they channel, they take it for granted. They do not know from where their creative ideas originate, from where their love originates, from where their magic and wonder originates. They do not know how their physical bodies are formed. This is all channeled energy! If you exist here, on this Earth, as a physical being, you have the capacity and the skill to translate spiritual energy into physical matter - to channel. You channel all that you create. All your life.

The throat chakra is one of many avenues through which spiritual signature can be expressed in the physical world. Music, dance, art, love...any expression of the Soul can be channeled. And this whole life upon this physical plane is a manifestation of your increasing ability to call who you are as Spirit here unto this very place and into this very body.

Up until now you have hovered around your body, afraid to land here, for it was a hostile climate. And so the Soul has retreated, far away from this separation and this pain. Now we have come to a time that is, in truth, the time of the quickening! All of your lessons, all of the purification and release of all of the pain and fear of separation will be quickened and made known and felt by you. Is it not so already?

In this quickening you are each challenged to channel - to tune into the voices of your inner selves as well as the voices of your larger Selves. You all, in truth, are seeking to channel your Self with a large S unto the body of the smaller self. All you need to know is within you. The channeling we speak of in this council, in this moment, is the channeling that happens when you accept yourself and all the voices within you. Your body, your emotions and your mind will continually show you where you need to place your radiance, your love.

When there is a strength of Higher Purpose amongst you in groups, however small, you will all channel that unique piece of God that you have agreed to bring here through the physical body. It may be in spoken word, it may be in art, it may be in love or in magic. You each have a certain energetic frequency that no one else on this Earth has, and you are meant to give it to Gaia and to each other. This is the channeling of which we speak. This is the channeling which will create for you a Heaven upon this very Earth and a place within this very body where God may dwell.

Dear Ones, go with God.

C.C. and Lynnéa Raphael are teachers, healers, channels and authors. They combine over 50 years of training and expertise in transformation practices which includes Reiki Mastery, Regenesis, Light Body Activation, Meditation, Guided Visualization, Hypnosis and Emotional Release. For more information visit their website, Bringing the Light of the Soul to the Body of Humanity and/or contact them at




by Lawrence Gold

What makes life worth living?

Are there things about living that appeal to you, things you want to do? -- Are you in love with life or is it just that you fear consequences and death?

In our heart of hearts, each of us holds the decision to live or to die, just as we hold innumerable beliefs about the kinds of experience we are willing to have. This decision is not an intellectual one, but an emotional one. After all the rational reasons, there is a feeling -- the bottom line: the choice between life or death.

The drama of our daily life or death decision reflects our struggle with our second thoughts. When we examine our decisions in life honestly, we find that we make decisions to which we are not 100 percent committed. We have second thoughts, an internal argument about our decision -- and we may or may not be aware of what those second thoughts are. Often, we sense them, fleetingly, and then override them or deny their existence. Often, we simply decide in spite of our second thoughts.

Second thoughts affect our emotional state, filter our perception, and color our judgment; they always seem legitimate. They change our experience and even our bodily functioning -- for the body's processes are constantly shifting with our emotions -- the fast heartbeat of fear, the stiffening of anger, the shrinking of sorrow -- and the softening and warming of love.

Second thoughts also change the outcomes of our decisions, whether we know it or not. Unaware of our second thoughts, our power to choose the life we want, many of us still unjustly blame "outside conditions" for our struggle, not accepting that our second thoughts about life are at the root of it.

The decision to live or to die is particularly subject to second thoughts.

Life and death are more than biological matters. We have heard of people who languished and died of a broken heart -- and of people who would rather die than change their beliefs or way of life. Some people live only because of second thoughts about death! Are we heartened by life enough to continue? And might that be the secret to our decision whether or not to choose life?

Here is an exercise that can help you to uncover your second thoughts. Perhaps it can also help you make a clearer choice for life. You might have someone coach you through it. Note, the person being coached need not verbalize an answer; they need only have one in mind.

  1. They ask you, "What makes life worth living?" You answer. Example: "Fulfillment in my work."
  2. They say, "State that as if you already have it." You do so. Example: "I find fulfillment in my work."
  3. They ask you, "Do you have any reservations about that?" State what that is, either to yourself or aloud. Doubts and "reasons why" count. Example:: "I'm not making enough money."
  4. They ask you, "What do you want?". You answer. Example: "I want to make more money."
  5. They say, "State that as if you already have it." You do so. Example: "I make enough money to satisfy me."
  6. Return to Steps (3) - (5) and repeat until you reach an answer to (3) where you arrive at a crucial insight that increases your sense of power in the situation.
If you get stuck at any of Steps (3) - (5), return to Step (1). Continue through all the steps until you arrive at a crucial insight that increases your clarity of purpose or sense of power in the situation. By the time you finish, you should have a new perspective on the situation -- and renewed optimism in choosing life.

Lawrence Gold's background includes certification in Hanna Somatic Education, the Dr. Ida P. Rolf Method of Structural Integration, and Swedish/Esalen massage; the Avatar Course (licensed Master to deliver the Avatar Course); Tensegrity (practitioner); Trager Psychophysical Integration and CranioSacral Therapy (student); est (graduate), yoga (practitioner), and the pre-requisite coursework for training in physical therapy. For more information, visit his website, Somatics and/or contact him at




by Joan Wilson

We are living in dramatic times. Massive upheavals of shifting weather patterns, earthquakes, volcanoes and personal transformations are occurring in unprecedented numbers daily. Mass media is bringing this to our attention as it happens. Explanations and predictions of future events are becoming commonplace as we attempt to explain and understand these times. We need to focus on the basics in an effort to work with the events as they unfold and avoid unnecessary suffering.

When we put a seed in the ground, we are setting in motion energies that will culminate in a future plant. The plant will erupt through the ground covering when the time of germination is complete. We can encourage the process with calculated watering and creating other conditions condusive to the plant's growth. Even without our active interference, the plant will grow in the course of its development into being what it is. Its determination to continue growth is proven as we witness plants pushing through parking lots, sidewalks and other surfaces that should inhibit its development.

Man has reached a level of growth that is pushing through the cement of his chosen sedentary life. This energy that is coming to us by way of dramatic upheavals are coming from within as we push for growth. It is not God's wrath upon us punishing our wicked ways. It is an outgrowth of our spirits reaching to grow into what we are, just as the plant will push through any substance, moving in any direction until it grows straight for the sun.

We have suppressed the whisperings of our hearts and compromised what we know we should do to further temporary gains. The man who puts his family on hold while he pursues a demanding business career may face a near death experience in an effort to wake himself up. A community that is ready for growth but fails to express it may find a tornado on its doorstep with an immediate opportunity to express that caring for each other. We are setting ourselves up for these events by ignoring challenges in front of us. It is as if the one body of which each of us is a part, is admiring a painted fingernail while the feet or foundation is rotting with gangrene. It is when we are facing amputation that we begin to give it the attention it has always needed.

Let us begin to notice loving opportunities and accept the challenge to express our awareness of each other. Let us work together remembering we are here to learn and grow and perfect our knowledge and ability to express love. Let us consider love more as caring rather than the romantic energies. Let us help each other as the elephants help each other, mid-wiving this new spiritual baby whose time has come.

Copyright 1997 - by Joan Wilson




by David A. Burnet

Intuition is a way of knowing, just like any other source of information; and because we can misunderstand or misinterpret...reality testing is useful.

How can we approach reality testing so that we utilize our intuition more effectively, without building distrust of our intuition? Here are several ways you can explore:

  1. Realize, and remember, that you interpret and apply intuition, for it to be useful. Most mistakes are made in the interpretation and application...sometimes with the assumptions that we make...such that we inadvertently add to the original intuition.
  2. Make a note of the intuition, without adding anything at all, as you received soon as possible. Since intuition is first held in our short term memory, it can be forgotten, easily, if we don't take steps to remember. It might seem like we don't need to write it down...and sometimes, when we don't...we are later sorry. So write it down, faithfully, adding nothing.
  3. Realize that intuition comes to you through your own filters, prejudices, and cultural assumptions. Some intuitions have a hard time being recognized or realized, when they are counter to our personal or cultural filters. Sometimes only part of the information gets through, so we don't have a full realization.
  4. Practice trusting and acting on your intuition, quickly; the more quickly, the better -- unless, of course, you have an intuition about when and how to act.
  5. If you have strong personal needs, that is likely to color what intuitions you receive or don't, and how you understand them. It is hard to maintain personal integrity while you have unmet needs. When you do have unmet needs, take responsibility, and be open about them to yourself and others. This helps prevent them from tending to act on their own, without your approval. Perception, including intuition, is likely to be cleaner.
  6. See if you can tie in your intuition with other knowledge or other indicators. Several indicators, together, is strongest.
  7. Use your intuition to check on your understanding of an intuition.
  8. Many times your intuition isn't clear until you are getting ready to act on it. Before taking a final, committing step...check if your intuition and inner peacefulness are in harmony with what you are about to do.
  9. Check to see how your intuition fits with other, earlier intuitions, and also with inspiritations from our Creator that you know about.
  10. Consider an intuition a private source of knowledge, a secret source, a privileged source...such that you use the knowledge but don't reveal its source...unless your intuition tells you otherwise. This can help keep you from appearing crazy or pushy, to others. Sometimes an intuition is for you to know and pray about...not to act on, directly. If you are unsure...ask!

(C) 1997 by The Coach Center. All rights reserved, reprinted with permission from The Spiritual Coach Center. For more information, you can email




Part 1 - The Mind/Body Connection

by Martin Brofman, Ph.D

Everything begins with your consciousness. Everything that happens in your life, and everything that happens in your body, begins with something happening in your consciousness. Your consciousness is who you are, your experience of Being.

You decide what ideas to accept and which to reject. You decide what to think, and you decide what to feel. When these decisions leave you with residual stress, you experience the stress as if in your physical body.

We know that stress creates symptoms. The interesting question is, "Which stress creates which symptoms?" To quantify this process, we must see the body as a map of the person's consciousness, relating particular symptoms to particular stresses and particular ways of being, in the same way that Type "A" Behavior has been associated with heart disease.

To understand this map, we must first orient ourselves to the idea that the causes of symptoms are within.

While it's true that germs cause disease and accidents cause injuries, it is also true that this happens in accord with what is happening in the consciousness of the person involved. Germs are everywhere. Why are some people affected and not others? Something different is happening in their consciousness. Why do some patients in hospitals respond better to treatment than others? They have different attitudes. Something different is happening in their consciousness.

When someone is injured in an "accident," why is it that a very specific part of the body is affected, and that it is often the same part that has had habitual problems? Is that an "accident," or is there a pattern and an order to the way things happen in our bodies?

Your consciousness, your experience of Being, who you really are, is energy. We can call it "Life Energy" for now. This energy does not just live in your brain; it fills your entire body. Your consciousness is connected to every cell in your body. Through your consciousness, you can communicate with every organ and every tissue, and a number of therapies are based on this communication with the organs which have been affected by some kind of symptom or disorder.

This energy which is your consciousness, and which reflects your state of consciousness, can be measured through the process known as Kirlian photography. When you take a Kirlian photograph of your hand, it shows a certain pattern of energy. If you take a second photograph while imagining that you are sending love and energy to someone you know, there will be a different pattern of energy shown on the Kirlian photograph. Thus, we can see that a change in your consciousness creates a change in the energy field that is being photographed, which we call the aura.

This energy field shown in the Kirlian photographs has been quantified, so that when there are "holes" in particular parts of the energy field, these are said to correspond to particular weaknesses in specific parts of the physical body. The interesting thing is that the weakness shows up in the energy field before there is ever any evidence of it on the physical level.

Thus, we have an interesting direction of manifestation shown here..

1. A change of consciousness creates a change in the energy field.
2. A change in the energy field happens before a change in the physical body.

The direction of manifestation is from the consciousness, through the energy field, to the physical body.

Consciousness-------1------> Energy Field-------2------> Physical Body

When we look at things in this way, we see that it is not the physical body creating the energy field, the aura, but rather the aura or energy field that is creating the physical body. What we see as the physical body is the end result of a process that begins with the consciousness.

Martin Brofman, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the World Institute of Technologies for Healing, a non-profit organization in Belgium. Through his personal experiences, Dr. Brofman created a system of healing, now taught around the world by the various instructors he has trained. For more information, visit his website at: or contact him at




Part 2 - Our Decisions Are At The Root Of Our Symptoms

by Martin Brofman, Ph.D.

When someone makes a decision that leaves them with stress, this creates a blockage in the energy field with a sufficient degree of intensity, that it creates a symptom on the physical level. When we accept that we create our own reality and understand that the symptom is also our own creation, the metaphoric significance of the symptom becomes clear.

Thus, instead of saying, "I can't see," the person would have to say, "I have been keeping myself from seeing something." If they cannot walk, they would have to say, "I have been keeping myself from walking away from or towards something." And so on.

We must understand that there are no accidents and no coincidences. Things do happen according to a pattern and order. We can say that we have an inner guidance system, a connection to our Higher Self, or our Inner Being, or whatever name we choose to give this Higher Intelligence. This inner guidance system functions through what we call our intuition, or our instinct. It speaks a very simple language. Either it feels good, or it doesn't. All the rest is just politics.

We are told we should move with what feels good, and do not do what doesn't feel good to us. We are told to trust this inner voice. When we don't follow this inner voice we feel tension. We feel not-good.

Then, the voice must get louder.

The next level of communication is through the emotions. As we move more and more in the direction that feels not-good, we experience more and more emotions that feel not-good. We begin to feel anxious and restless for no apparent reason. If we make the decision we know is the right one for us, and therefore change direction, there is a release of tension, we feel better, and we know we are again on the right track.

If we continue to move in the direction that feels not-good, the communication reaches the physical level. We create a symptom. When we describe the symptom from the point of view that we create our own reality, we can understand the message. If we change our way of being, we have received the message, and the symptom has no further reason for being. It can be released, according to whatever we allow ourselves to believe is possible.

If we created the symptom with a decision, we are also able to release it with a decision.

As an hypothesis, we can imagine that someone makes a decision that it is not a good idea to express what they want. From that moment, whenever there is something they want, they keep themselves from expressing it, and therefore from having what they want. That feels not-good. The tension grows. They feel more and more not-good as they keep themselves from expressing what they want and not having it.

Eventually, something happens to create a symptom on the physical level, and their right arm is affected. It could have happened through falling from a ladder, or in an automobile accident, or by pinching a nerve in the neck, or by "sleeping in a draft."

Something had to happen on the physical level to create the symptom, in order to give the person the message on the physical level about what they had been doing to themselves. We do to ourselves literally what we have been doing to ourselves figuratively.

The effect is that the person cannot move their arm. They are keeping themselves from reaching for something, and since it is the right arm, on the "will" side of the body, they are keeping themselves from reaching for or going for what they want. They have been giving themselves reasons to not believe that they could have what they want.

When they begin to do something different in their consciousness, they notice that something different begins to happen with their arm, and the symptom can be released.

If it were only a question of doing what is necessary for the person to be happy, that would be reason enough to motivate the person to want to change something that doesn't work for them, but here, we see that it is also a matter of health. The issues that are unresolved in a person's life are, in fact, hazardous to their health.

The moral of the story then, is to look deeper for the cause of your pain, if you truly want to release it. The next time you take a remedy for your symptoms, whether it is a prescription drug or a simple herbal remedy, do yourself a BIG favour and ask "what is really going on here? What am I trying to tell myself with this discomfort? What do I wish to change?" Then take time to listen for the answers. They will come, if you let them - and ask!

Martin Brofman, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the World Institute of Technologies for Healing, a non-profit organization in Belgium. Through his personal experiences, Dr. Brofman created a system of healing, now taught around the world by the various instructors he has trained. For more information, visit his website at: or contact him at







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