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Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How did you develop your psychic gifts?

How did you develop your psychic/clairvoyant/medium gifts? Do you feel closer to spirituality with your gifts?

Answer by Maars
Psychic gifts are not necessary when filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus could always know what people were thinking. He had far greater and more powerful gifts than any clairvoyant or medium ever did. His followers have these gifts available too as long as they will continue in the word.

Answer by John D
I haven’t developed any, I have lost them due to been stuck in the rat race for many years. Meditation is one of the ways i believe to increase your psychic awareness

Answer by Spectator Ion
They came to me in half-dazed delusion formed from the remnants of nights spent awake and days spent inactive.

Oh, excuse me, you asked about psychic gifts, not psychotic gifts.
Well I don’t have those.

Answer by The Oracle
Just practice will enhance the skill. It is not a gift, that implies someone gave it to you. It is a skill that can be learned.

Yes, it does make you feel more spiritual.

Take no notice of Chris who has answered too. He is certifiable

Answer by Jessica
Yeah, ignore Chris. He’s an idiot.

Anywho, the answerer above me is right. Meditation helps, particularly if you work with your third eye chakra. The third eye chakra specifically focuses on spirtuality, clairvoyance, etc.

Answer by Johnny Y
I was never close to having any “psychic gifts,” but when I used to “meditate” I found myself a lot more in tune with my mind than I had been before. And by meditate, I don’t mean with mantras, sutras, or mudras. Just very deep concentration.

Answer by ♥Cуαηι∂e♥ nσω 50% мσяє αωєѕσмє!
They don’t exist.
Though *some* people are incredibly good at cold readings…

Answer by Alchemistsoul
I am supportive of the idea of meditation, and liked the input about it’s not a gift as such if we already have it. But to say it doesn’t exist and some are just good at cold reading, that’s a little narrow minded, so I guess you are a Christian?

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : From a strictly clinical view, are those who have spiritual gifts actually suffering from mental illnesses?

psychics, mediums, prophets, empaths, indigo, astral travelers, etc…

Are all of these always considered to be signs of mental illness or does the mental health community allow for what cannot be proven?

Answer by steel9maiden
My doctor is trying to tell me the opposite, but then my doctor is very strange and incompetent.

Answer by [Insert Alias]
Many are clearly delusional, but some are just con artists.

Answer by deshane2530
My mom is a psychic and I feel that she has a mental illness as well as that ability. I really do. Good question!

Answer by Hope
While I am not qualified to answer your exact question,
I can say that if you look under the Dissociative Disorders, some of what is documented is in response to “Satanic Ritual Abuse”.
….and so, the “spiritual world” is considered to be a source of some psychological illnesses.

Answer by Act D
it is only a mental illness if it interferes with their ability to lead life in a ‘normal and productive’ manner. You can see/hear/feel an entire orchestra of experiences and as long as you can function in life you are not clinically mentally ill. (you may be neurochemically, socially, and/or intellectually ill)

it could become a mental illness if the ‘Voice of the Great Spaghetti Monster’ were so loud and invasive that you could no longer hold down a job, take care of yourself physically, attend to the voice instead of to your physical surroundings.

i would position that many of those claiming to have gifts (ie: psychics, etc) are closer to sociopaths, as they prey upon the ignorant hopeful, leeching both their money and their hope away.

Answer by Shelley C
I have had “visions” of the future all my life. They have come true 99% of the time. This scared my father so badly that he sent me to psychiatrists and I was diagnosed as severely depressed. Even on meds I still have the visions and still have the abiltiy to see events. So I am not convinced that the mental illness brings on the visions or the visions bring on the illness. The female side of my family is gifted in this way for many generations. Having been put in a position of being outcast for such gifts is a big part of the depression as well as the mental illness passed down by my father. So I do not believe that one is a result of the other but can be closely associated due to pressure because of family and peers.

Answer by NH Baritone
Mental illness does not occur simply between the ears. It always involves impaired functioning on some level with your daily activities, your social/vocational life, or your general sense of well-being. That’s why many cultures have “spiritually gifted” individuals (witchdoctors, shamans, etc.) as a part of their general frame of reference for how the universe works. Many of these are not necessarily mentally ill individuals, but rather people who believe they actual powers not given to every person, and because the culture accepts the idea that such powers exist, there’s no mental illness diagnosable (unless there is impaired functioning).

That said, in the west, there are 3 types of people who have claim such powers:

1. Those who believe they have the gifts they claim (just like the witchdoctors, etc.) and who nonetheless continue to function well within society.
2. Those who are mentally ill (obviously deluded individuals who are generally impaired enough to prevent their working or carrying out much of normal life).
3. Charlatans, fakes, and con-artists.

The last category contains almost every psychic, medium, prophet, etc., that accepts money for their services.

If they actually had such powers, do you think they would need to bilk hard working individuals out of the cash needed to put a roof over their head and food on their table? No, they would be earning big bucks playing the market or the casino, finding buried treasure, etc. They wouldn’t have to go after the pocket books of newly widowed individuals who desperately want to speak again with their dead spouse.

Even if they don’t state the charges, but accept “donations,” that’s still a charlatan who has discovered how to so convincingly do a “cold reading” that they know they’ll make more money pretending to be “free-of-charge” than they would if they actually charged $ 1000/hour.

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Answer by 1024
Possibly, but I think it’s more usual for the reverse to happen (mentally ill have spiritual gifts, once they find their way out of the fog of their illness.)

Answer by Sq∪∈∈g¡∈
well i belive that god does really give people these gifts.. just like the sense of good and evil that he always gives you when you let him into your life.

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I began realizing at age, 7, that I had the gift to see past & future events. This became a controversial family matter since my dad didn’t understand it. He had me visit a priest thinking I was possessed. I’ve been actively using my gifts for the past 20 years. “Tools” that I may use during a reading are tarot or pendulum to assist with helping to find answers.