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How do I find my psychic or spiritual Gift?

This refrain,  from fledgling witches, pagans, sensitives and empaths, “How do I find my psychic or spiritual Gift”,  or “I’m doing this ritual or this thing and haven’t received any spiritual or psychic gifts or powers” irritates me to no end.

Isn’t  Magic supposed to be, well, Magic?    In a word no.

“Why can’t I have any gifts?”   You aren’t entitled to them.

Well what do I have to say, what are you saying?

The only gift you have is Life.

Let that sink in.

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Life, don’t take it for granted.   Every blessing we have,  or have had, we need to be thankful for.  We need to be aware of each moment of our life that got us here this far and be thankful for.   There is not one thing in your life are you allowed to be ungrateful for.      This includes the bad things in our lives.   Our lives are tested.    We are given good instructions.    We are given many bad things to learn from, to avoid, to see the negative impact they have, how to become vigilant, caring, and desirous of what is good and right.

Thankfulness and Gratitude,  without them, you are not likely to have respect, integrity, the temperament to work through to receive good things with delayed gratification,  the character and resolve to keep at doing what is right and correct, to be creative, resourceful to find a path, the means and the way to make life possible, better, not only for yourself but others.    We are social beings, and we can’t do this by ourselves.

Magic works only if you have had an honest relationship with yourself, your community and the world around you.    This is fundamental.    True there are types of formulary magic and spell work, to help you make gains here and there.    This isn’t real abilities or powers, it is the sheer manipulation of tools and symbols to extract something for yourself.    This is why the term “witch”  has negative connotations, besides millennia or so of bad propaganda and polemics.  The wise women, the expellers, the cunning men, were all known to help others.   And the selfish parasites that want more and manipulate and cheat magic only to destroy those who do help.    The good caring people, who produce end up being a target for the parasites of our society.  And when they can’t get what they want now, they make other people’s lives miserable.     They have taken for granted the resources and the people in their communities for all what could be given to them.  Instead of not getting what they wanted, they made it more difficult for all those others who needed those resources.

Psychic Gifts or spiritual ones, come with a price, which requires either work or conformity.    Let us take the spiritual gift of Salvation or Grace.    (Rarely do I see this actually work.)   One must be willing to change, to accept a spiritual force to change who and what you are.  You have to be willing to make the changes yourself and battle all those bad habits and everything else to align yourself to this gift made by a God.     A spiritual gift, grace or (called by the Hindus)  a shaktipat, is a gift of love and it has to be received with love, respect, a sense of personal  honor and integrity to take care of that gift.  Those who think that Grace is an eternal blank check should read Matthew 12:32 to know otherwise.   One must have the ability to take care of that gift.

Most spiritual or psychic gifts, are en-trained by initiation, into levels of work or grades in magical covens, lodge, groups or practices.  And you must do preparatory work to get there.  And those who work that magic to expose and imprint these skills into you don’t want to waste time and their personal energy if you are not ready.           In so doing, if there is a magical or spiritual egregore or built up spiritual domain, presence, heaven or common spiritual mind, temple or what have you, any parasitical behavior or poor behavior or lack of effort will diminish this sacred practice or venue.       This is the very thing that Native Americans get upset with when their traditions are miss used.   It diminishes them.     Their very last thing they have is being destroyed by selfish people taking for granted these responsibilities.  They are not gifts. They are responsibilities.

If you don’t have access to these  great traditions, resources, people or gifts of God, or the responsibilities that are asked of you are too onerous or you are not going to keep up with, in thought, word and deed, you have to do this on your own.

Some people think their family may have had special talents.  They are not gifts.  They may be inborn talents, temperaments, or may be indeed spiritual gifts  passed on to them. Again it depends on the receptacle, the sacred space in you  whether or not such a gift will flourish.       The culture, the folkways, the respect of the elders and a relationship with them are required for them to flourish.      Try to plant a cactus in the arctic or  an aspen on the equator.  It won’t thrive.       Many of these traditional gifts of spirit are not finding fertile ground.  We have all changed, our society has changed us, and many are not respectful of their traditions, their elders, the old ways,  and have taken them for granted.

So  if you don’t have that,  you have to work for them.    The Indian culture and all the Yogas  are about work.  Yoga means work.  Chi Gong, is about working with energy.   Practice, practice and more practice, and cultivate the right attitude, the respect, the understanding, the feeling, the thinking, the behavior  to develop the insight to perfect the practice more and more.   These abilities are called Siddhis in India.     The basics of meditations,  energy awareness and cultivation and having an honest relationship with yourself, the world around you and everyone and everything in it, is absolutely necessary to begin to understand the extremely hard work, dedication, discipline to achieve these abilities.   And at each step, taking nothing for granted, not one piece of information, feeling, understanding.    Respect it and ruminate on it,  refine it, compare all the anomalies, all the changes, the differences, building up a complex repertoire of experiences and methodologies of bringing them each to life.   And remodeling all the experiences in new creative and evocative ways, to step  through and practice the work with each and everything in the  world.    Feedback, honestly received to develop an ever better understanding to get there.        And Teachers for all of this,  looks to see if you have the temperament, the talent, the desire, the will, personal honor, integrity and the respect, along with a thankfulness to not take anything for granted, before they even are willing to teach you.    This last bit, if one were to create an energetic spiritual form and blessing to help you along the way, you had best be able to  be able to receive it and make honest use of this incredibly expensive, time consuming, crafted  by decades, centuries or millenias  gift.

Along with a gift there is usually a community, a guru, a master, a teacher, who have learned what it takes to receive, cherish and cultivate the gift, and how to pass it along.  The “Gift”, energy, grace, shaktipat  causes changes in people and those that share these gifts help people negotiate and manage these changes in the culture, help people to understand what they are experiencing and how.     And in time, how to create such a thing is lost, especially if any part of it is taken for granted over any period of time.

 

The Elders of PEC have learned it and earned it the hard way.  Their teachers made their students learn it the hard way or they have learned it on their own.   And our tribe requires each one to love one another honestly, become their own authentic person, to have integrity and to honor who they are, and respect those who deserve it.   The Tribe is family, a community, and a culture that encourages each other to thrive at all levels.    Most importantly, we try to not take each other for granted.    They are, along with my life, my children, my tribe is something I cherish.

 

If you learn and cultivate your spirituality from the basics on, you will have inborn temperament from your spirit vehicle, a cultivated gift passed from you to you, from life time to life time.     That  is worth working on.   What do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why People Embracing Change

Why PEC?

Society has fragmented into isolated groups that ignore a wealth of diversity in ages and experience. People trust only their peer groups. Isolation and convenient excuses to see things from a narrow perspective are perpetuated. This is unsophisticated and unhealthy.

Religion and society have lost focus as these institutions expect things to stay the same and fail to adjust to reality. It is easier to create convenient rationalizations to avoid truth. People look to their leaders for direction, who in turn, merely fall back on their tradition. Choices, behaviors and ways of doing things rarely change as a result. Stagnation continues creating what looks like change,however there is nothing but chaos holding on to outmoded behaviors, philosophies and ideologies.

People Effecting Change

We refuse to accept the status quo. Our mission is to restart the process of transformation. We recognize and embrace that change within society is desirable and mandatory for growth as individuals and as a community. We achieve these goals through a variety of avenues.

Prepare an Emergent Culture.

We choose to live consciously. This is normal for any esoteric training. Esoteric (the hidden) must be exoteric (open and transparent). It is learning to be a conscious, true or authentic individual. Those terms are used amongst many spiritual and esoteric communities around the world.

Pursue Excellence in Character.

Spirituality is a part of our everyday life. We refuse to live in isolation. We share how we think, why we think, and how to be aware of our choices in interactions with others. This promotes a social culture of thinking. We choose to act in a way to be a positive example to each other and society.

A Pan Ecumenical Church

We are Ecumenical. Every belief system and esoteric tradition has valuable thoughts, ideas and philosophies that help people live every day, spiritually, ethically and secularly. This is similar to a church, which is a community that embraces spiritual, secular and everyday cultural values which help the community, the family and the individual. The current core set of Elders combined have over 100 years of study and experience in various spiritual traditions. Currently, there are experienced individuals in Wicca, Druidism, East African, Shamanism, Christian, Jewish, Native American beliefs, thaumaturgy, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and other comparative practices and religions from around the world.

We share what we know with each other. We value each other’s perceptions. We take time to understand where the other person is coming from. We enjoy people being themselves and who are being good thinking caring people.

Pan Esoteric Clergy

Our Sabbats, or traditional Pagan seasonal holidays, are spiritual; however, they are designed to include secular individuals. So far, Elders who have been inspired have organized the rituals. We have asked each other for spiritual help, pastoral counseling, and sanity checks.

Protect Everyone’s Children

We all are the Creator’s Children. We encourage our children to enjoy being children, and we support them growing up. When they are adults we treat them like adults, but they are still family. They are to be protected.

People Evolving Consciousness.

As adults, we do not live to grow old. We live to experience and be alive. We give each other the freedom to grow, change and live. We let each other relax and be themselves. This is all about being responsible to the people we care about and the family that supports us. It is important we make each other feel safe. We support each other to grow, to find ourselves, and importantly be our own authentic and true persons.

Purposeful Evolution of Community.

All of the Elders are available for teaching, as they are able and we all learn from one another. We all are responsible to learn from each other. We are responsible for learning the truth of things. Understand the context and the limits of information, learn and verify. We expect each of us to grow in personal power and grow their personal responsibility.

Mind, Body and Emotion in balance generate Spirit. Truth, Life, Love, in Harmony generate Integrity. Spirit and Integrity create Soul.

This is to say, Live absolutely honestly with absolutely everything, with your self, others, the world, nature and the universe. Then in return, the Universe, the world, nature and others will hold you honestly. This type of working integrity is the root of immortality.

Freedom and Obligation in Balance

Who and what we are defies common handles. We understand, are part of and support the ethical living of alternate lifestyles. We believe in the ability to choose responsibly how we want to live. Likewise, we respect those who choose to be responsible. We are a clan and chosen family who embrace change at all levels.

PEC is positively evolving and changing.

People Embracing Change

People Embracing Change

People Embracing Change. Exactly, we are looking for home. Home is where there is a family to count on, a community that accepts us, and a place where we can live to our fullest extent.

Home is a community where your neighbors, shop keepers, professionals and all the people who can make a town work know each other and will work with each other.

Home is where in groups we associate with those who know us, appreciate us and sustain us.

A Tribe is where all these aspects exist, and everyone is committed to making it work. Communities and Tribes used to work like this and they can again. Never before in our industrial societies have we needed it more.