Originally Posted by Akashic_Librarian
I am that sort of person that has to DO things to really believe in them. I would like to ask you, could you please give me some tips on communicating with Spirit guides, deceased relatives...even my own higher self...I just don't know HOW to do it!
I think the best (and most convincing way) is to hang out with someone who does have the ability. For some reason it seems that the energy of such people rubs off, almost like a power transfer.
I was never into this stuff at all until after I met Erin in 1994. My astral or other worldly experiences were totally nil, and I was somewhere between atheist and agnostic. But after hanging out with her for a while, I started having experiences of my own. First it was lucid dreaming, then astral projection, then channeling, then communicating directly with spirit guides, and later I even channeled a dead person for a couple I'd never met... to the point of bringing them to tears. I freaked myself out.
I made a conscious choice not to pursue this path as a profession, but I would not expect anyone to fully accept this until they've had at least some kind of direct experience. Otherwise it's just too much to swallow -- it's too hard to believe.
What made me pursue this was really my relationship with Erin. I knew she wasn't lying because she's the most honest person I've ever met, but I had to know she wasn't somehow deluded or mistaken. I don't know what it is about her, but she's like a magnet for non-physical entities.
I've read many stories about people developing or expanding their psychic abilities as a result of hanging out with someone else who already had similar abilities. But it seems to have little or nothing to do with learning skills or picking up the person's mindset -- that comes later. Just hanging around such a person seems to be enough in many cases to open up some kind of channel where new input starts coming through that was previously blocked.