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Psychic Abilities and Mental Illness
02-21-2014, 04:51 PM
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RE: Psychic Abilities and Mental Illness
too true Gizmo.

You walk in the long grass and wonder why you can not see!!
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02-21-2014, 05:52 PM (This post was last modified: 02-21-2014 06:09 PM by K2M.)
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(04-03-2010 03:43 PM)K2M Wrote:  Alexesister, very good post!!! You are right, you have to be very careful about who you talk to about your abilities or gifts. I have mentioned things to docs. in the past, and it depended on the doc. to what their answer was. My neurologist is very spiritual so i can talk to her about anything, and she gets it. Some docs. are straight text book, and dont get it, and dont want to. Those are the ones who want to pile on the meds. so you cant think any more. They dont seem to think of what all of those drugs are doing to your internal organs over time.

I have Multiple Sclerosis, which affects my brain, my neuro. has told me that this can make my psychic abilities even stronger, and it has. I have lesions in my brain that change size and move to different locations, so its very interesting to me on how things change from year to year.

As far as mental illness, i think that many people that are deemed mentally ill, can have very strong psychic abilities. I have recently made a new friend who is a retired brain surgeon and psychiatrist. Its amazing talking to him about this sort of thing.

The problem i have with the whole mental illness thing is, there are so many things in life that can mimik mental illness, stress for instance, hormones off balance, thyriod gland out of wack. I think before a psyc. doc gets a hold of anyone, the person should have a complete physical and blood work up, with thier family doc. or specialist.

I was looking at this 4 year old post of mine and still feel the same way !!! My gifts have become a lot stronger over this period of time and I have learned a lot. I will add, my life has changed completely, and I realize so much more now.
(02-21-2014 12:51 PM)GertieSue Wrote:  
(04-03-2010 03:43 PM)K2M Wrote:  Alexesister, very good post!!! You are right, you have to be very careful about who you talk to about your abilities or gifts. I have mentioned things to docs. in the past, and it depended on the doc. to what their answer was. My neurologist is very spiritual so i can talk to her about anything, and she gets it. Some docs. are straight text book, and dont get it, and dont want to. Those are the ones who want to pile on the meds. so you cant think any more. They dont seem to think of what all of those drugs are doing to your internal organs over time.

I have Multiple Sclerosis, which affects my brain, my neuro. has told me that this can make my psychic abilities even stronger, and it has. I have lesions in my brain that change size and move to different locations, so its very interesting to me on how things change from year to year.

As far as mental illness, i think that many people that are deemed mentally ill, can have very strong psychic abilities. I have recently made a new friend who is a retired brain surgeon and psychiatrist. Its amazing talking to him about this sort of thing.

The problem i have with the whole mental illness thing is, there are so many things in life that can mimik mental illness, stress for instance, hormones off balance, thyriod gland out of wack. I think before a psyc. doc gets a hold of anyone, the person should have a complete physical and blood work up, with thier family doc. or specialist.


I have always had some psychic abilities from birth. They have been much stronger since I was affected with MS. For instance, little did I know, but I made a comment to my husband which was highly accurate. He used to have waist length hair. One day he told me he wanted to cut it. I told him, "Ya know if you cut it, you're gonna go bald!" He cut it and ended up with Agent Orange cancer, which caused him to go bald and eventually lose his life. It scared me and intrigued me into how correct my powers were. I mean, was it just a coincidence. I started going to a noted psychic, first thing she said was, "You know you have powers?" I then took classes on how to read tarot. My instructor also said the same thing. Now I use the cards to double check my "gut feelings". They are turning out more true then not. I also have dreams that tell me what is getting ready to happen. They are very vivid and really stand out in my mind, although not clear. I have to read a dream book to find out what they mean. If the dream really bothers me, they are very vivid and to the point, no need to read. I hear voices, thinking it is my boyfriend talking to me I come in the room asking "What?" He looks at me strange and says, "I didn't say anything". I used to live in a highly active home. I loved it and felt welcome in it at first, then it felt like a curse. I had things flying around and crashing, just to find out nothing had moved. Shortly after was when my husband was diagnosed, then my 1st flare up from MS, which was a horrible one. I couldn't walk, talk, see, use my right side at all. I have recovered better then the neuro's expected. Although with realistic visions. I can't talk to anyone about these visions, except the people that ask me for readings. Then I have a hard time explaining to them why it's happening or why I just know. I have had someone, a female, whisper in my ear very closely. Usually after a death. I can never hear what she's saying, but can feel her breath hitting my ear. I thought it was just me and am glad to hear I'm not the only one with a disability that has strange things and "knowing" powers. Thank You for the heads up! I'm not alone!!!

Its been brought up about knowing of future events, I have always lived with it. This is normal to me, and I used to talk about it more until I was made fun of and belittled on here !!! I am an adult and know what happens to me, it just seemed that for a while people wanted to argue my point. I don't argue any more as I know the truth and the truth is, yes, I know a lot of things, but I have to be very careful as some of it is not good news. Its not an easy way to live at times. At this point there are some things I can stop before it happens. Looking back over my life and remembering how many times I have done that is amazing. I am not involved with any other psychics or mediums, dont read cards, dont make potions, I just go with it and try my best to help others. I now feel as if this is a gift...

Pride and Fear always distort the truth into either a false sense of security or a lack of confidence and diminished self-worth.

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02-21-2014, 07:19 PM
Post: #53
RE: Psychic Abilities and Mental Illness
(02-21-2014 05:52 PM)K2M Wrote:  Its been brought up about knowing of future events, I have always lived with it. This is normal to me, and I used to talk about it more until I was made fun of and belittled on here !!! I am an adult and know what happens to me, it just seemed that for a while people wanted to argue my point. I don't argue any more as I know the truth and the truth is, yes, I know a lot of things, but I have to be very careful as some of it is not good news. Its not an easy way to live at times. At this point there are some things I can stop before it happens. Looking back over my life and remembering how many times I have done that is amazing. I am not involved with any other psychics or mediums, dont read cards, dont make potions, I just go with it and try my best to help others. I now feel as if this is a gift...

I know what you mean. It is sometimes disheartening to try to convince those who don't or can't or won't believe. I don't think they mean to be belittling, but if you've had experiences and they have not, there is only so much you can do to convince them, and really it's not worth it. I try from time to time, but realize that every person's path is going to be different and their own.

My husband doesn't feel he has a gift, as much as a chink in his armor that lets stuff in. But he does what you do. He goes with it and tries to help others where he can. He doesn't really talk much about it until he is in the thick of it. Then, he does what he can to reach out. It's not something you'd wish on anyone.

But I think that sensitives do need occasional validation. And they don't ask for, but need gratitude when they help. Sometimes this is all that mediates the pain of the process. I say this looking in from outside.

I just wanted you to know that there are some people on here who get it. I do, and I'm not the only one from what I can see.

Hang in there.
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02-23-2014, 12:17 AM
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RE: Psychic Abilities and Mental Illness
Well I had a friend who's going through depression and she would tell us about some weird paranormal experiences in her old house. Apparently she's the only one in her family experiencing it. I read something about how traumatic experiences or something like that, for example a car crash, can trigger one's psychic ability

"When the skies are looking bad my dear
And your heart's lost all its hope
After dawn there will be sunshine
And all the dust will go
The skies will clear my darling
I'll wake up with the one I love the most
And in the morning, I'll make you up
Some tea and toast."
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03-17-2014, 08:51 PM
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(02-23-2010 06:23 AM)UglyNRude Wrote:  First let say this isn’t an attack on claimed psychics though some of you will feel it is. I am seeing a pattern and am trying follow up on it.
Is there a fine line between psychic images and mental illness? Do people with a form of a neurological issues have a special ability? Does the issue open doors to this ability? Do people that hear voices and see images walk this fine line between schizophrenia or another disorder and true abilities?

Through out time we see some people will induce an altered state to get answers, shamans, medicine men, some Indian cultures. We see sweat lodges, taking hallucinogens, fasting, and a host of other methods used to see visions. So does this fine line open the door to the future?

The difference between a psychic ability and a mentally ill person is the ability to distinguish which reality they are operating in at any particular time and to consciously and Intent fully make this transition. The ability to move between these places is when you can control your visions and your sanity.

Now this can also be said to those that see Ghosts, Demons, Angels and God. Now I am hoping people will offer opinions on this based on their experiences.

Now what I am looking for is for is people who claim to have these abilities have you ever been diagnosed or treated with any form of a neurological issue. This can be from adhd, to anxiety depression to schizophrenia, lesions, ms, to migraines.

I am curious how many have or haven’t that have these abilities. Is learning to control walking the line the key to this?

The Schizophrenic drowns in the waters the Mystic swims in with delight.

You know how you know if it's Schizophrenia or Abilities?
When you have both (like myself) and experience both power and Anxiety Attack.

Now excuse me for my English, it isn't my first or even second language,
But,
As a Paranoid-Schizophrenic and a Creator (more about that later) I know what's just a spasm or what's real.
Sadly, our "Universe" absorbing most of our power and abilities, but,
We still got some.
When I see that a random man is staring at me and I can see that his face becoming.. Like a dragon-frogish I know it's the spasm, but still panic and... The insane myself comes out.
But when I close my eyes and see (Just throwing a random name) James walking in New-York streets in his leather coat, drinking Jack Daniels and shooting something that looks like a trickster, I know it's real.

How this can be real? Do you think i'm just another Schizophrenic?
Well, I would show you the video about who I am,
But i'm not allowed yet.
So for now,
Farewell.
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03-18-2014, 05:31 PM (This post was last modified: 03-18-2014 05:31 PM by pix.)
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Sounds interesting Dan, it's good that you can differentiate between your visions.
The universe has it's own cosmic power that's within everything and if you know how and are embraced by it can be absorbed by you and used.
Yes the creator force is in all of us to whatever degree!!

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03-19-2014, 08:17 AM
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I'd like to add my two cents. I have bipolar type two as well as borderline personality disorder. I'm not psychic, but I have been around for paranormal events. Now, I'm medicated for my illnesses but I am VERY aware of the ailments of those illnesses as well as the side-effects for the medications so when I do see/hear/etc anything, I go through all the checklists to be absolutely sure it's not something off in my head or from those meds.

Firstly, I'd like to offhandedly state that the west actually has a "culture" around mental illness treatment that is different from other places in the globe. In some places, I have read in my studies, that people who hear voices are actually trained as healers. There are people who do not have gender dysphoria, but are seen as a person with two spirits. Now, I can't give much more information on those topics because I do not know a lot about other lands and their "cultures" around what we consider mental illness and I think it would be rude to try and explain in case I get it wrong - But there's a whole lot of information out there that might be useful. Often what we see as "primitive" or "uneducated" in a culture is actually really ironic because we only say that because within our "culture" around mental illness, we don't understand those other ways. (I'm not saying that not everyone knows here, just that the general population, myself included, is rather ignorant of that.) Obviously though, I still think it is important to treat my illness as a physical ailment and not a spiritual thing. With actual, prescribed, medication. Because that's the tools our society is equipped with.

Any way, I actually often find that when I get signs/symbols/auras/etc - It's not when I'm in a low point. It's when I'm feeling mentally healthy and happy. I explain it as: When I'm sad/depressed/having an episode - It's like my head has a "CLOSED" sign on it to the universe. When I'm happy and feeling good, I have an "OPEN" sign. (I think the closed sign may also occur when people are dead-set in only believing that we are the only things in existence, but that may also just be because they refuse to look at anything that cannot be explained or acknowledge it exists. But I digress...) So while a lot of people simply go "Oh, you're just crazy" generally that's the opposite of what is happening. I generally find when paranormal things happen, they kind of tell a bit of a narrative. Whereas if it's just my brain being a jerk, then there's no narrative and it's arbitrary and random.
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03-20-2014, 04:38 PM
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What I have found to be interesting is when someone is with you as a paranormal event happens !!!!

Pride and Fear always distort the truth into either a false sense of security or a lack of confidence and diminished self-worth.

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03-20-2014, 08:14 PM
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(02-23-2010 10:02 AM)UglyNRude Wrote:  First I would like to Thank You! for your response. I will agree I don't understand it and probably never will. But the unknown is why I search for answers. I will add I don't ever remember a dream and haven't for years so I am at a complete loss to any of this. I think your openness to it can help others to understand it and hopefully cope with it.

When I did this post I was looking for opinions from those that experience it, be it from neurological issues or not. I am Glad a couple responded, thanks also CMF.

I keep hoping these people that claim this ability will explain it. I am also curious as how you distinguish between false and real, example things you know will happen to things you know won't?

Perhaps I can help with your question....I am a life long psychic medium and have worked with those who are diagnosed with some of the mental health issues you mention. We are able to determine evidence that other parts of the brain are engaged when someone is working with their psychic senses. It is not illness it is more whole brained than otherwise. We encounter problems with engaging our psychic senses when we don't know how to turn them on and off deliberately. A person who is speaking about their intuitive perceptions without invitation is out of line, ethically and perhaps morally too.
The mentally ill you ask to compare/contrast to psychics are not able to control the flow of perceptions they receive and often feel victimized by them. The imagination is engaged in both psychics and the mentally ill. So how much control do you have over your imagination? Is it a valuable tool you apply to greater insight and understanding or is it a wasteful distraction? I look forward to the day when people no longer need medication to be whole brained and healthy.
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03-21-2014, 04:43 AM
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Well you were about as clear as mud. Exactly who is this "we" that you speak of when you talk about the evidence determined regarding what parts of the brain are being used during alleged 'psychic' work? Are you a part of that work, and if so, please provide a reference to where it can be reviewed.

Keep in mind also that any claims that are made here are up for being questioned.

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