“I don’t believe in ghosts, it’s all nonsense!” These are the first words I heard when I walked into the room. I felt myself taking a deep breath, in preparation for the usual ‘here-we-go-again’ discussion.
I’m the first to say we all have our own belief systems, so whatever you find peace with, more power to you. Yet, I find myself, at times, in defense mode. There is never any real need for it and I have come to terms with the probability that I become defensive because of my own past experiences.
I usually listen, without interrupting their rant in regards to fraudulent psychics, false prophets, fake paranormal videos, and other nonsense to keep people in ignorance and fear. In the same sentence they will often add, “but there was this one time”. This is when my ears perk up!
His jargon conceals, from him, but not from us, the deep, empty hole in his mind. He uses technological language as a substitute for technique ~ Richard Mitchell
The people I was with that night knew what I did for a living, some others in that room did not. As always, I simply asked: “So what do you think it was, did you hear anything else? How did you feel when that happened?” It opens the door for discussion without argument. I am not here to defend the spirit world, just to shed light on it to the best of my ability.
Feeling the connections that we have with others is the same kind of feeling we get when dealing with energies that exist in another realm. I can so easily compare our reality with what some refer to as the “other side” or the spirit realm.
Have you ever walked into a room and been greeted by a friend or family member, and immediately knew that something was the matter? Not necessarily by their demeanor, for some hide that well, but by the ‘feeling’ or ‘vibration’ they gave off. Well, the same thing happens to me when I walk into an ‘empty’ room, I may be feeling a presence and the mood or demeanor of that presence, or at times the residual energy left there.
Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty and specious profundity to ideas that, if stated directly, would seem superficial, stale, frivolous, or false ~ David Lehman
This is to me the easiest way to describe “intuition” to people who connect that word to “psychic”, which unfortunately, translates to “crazy” in their minds. After discussion in regards to the similarities, some are left with a new understanding of a misunderstood phenomenon.
We are all born with a sixth sense. In my family is was called “just knowing”. These accurate precognitions or premonitions were usually followed by the words “told you so”. None of the metaphysical terminology was used in my youth. When I met my earthly guides they used metaphysical terminology, which simply translated to “blah, blah, blah” for me. I had to learn what each thing meant and I learned by spending quality time with them. I read literature on the various subject, which broke things down to an understandable level, rather like “Metaphysics for Dummies”.
All in all my only problem was translating things from “just knowing” to a real definition and that opened the Universe to me. I had to learn a new language, but I reserve that language for the people with who I work, not necessarily my clients. To some of my clients a lot these sophisticated metaphysical terms will sound the same as it did to me: “blah, blah, blah”. I would hate for any one of my clients being left confused about what I was telling them. I always ensure that they do understand, and that leaves me satisfied that I’ve done my job well. Of course, this may not not apply if they are already on a spiritual path and understand the lingo.
Vocabularies are generally designed to be comprehensive, but cannot include every possible meaning that exists. Acceptance of these limitations… are part of the price that must be paid to gain the benefits of standardization ~ Robert R. Hausam
And yes, I called it “lingo” or “buzz words”, but this occupation, this realm does have a language all of its own. This language is vital for us to learn and develop, for it enables students, researchers, teachers, practitioners and investigators to communicate with each other more effectively. If this field is ever to become a respected art and a legitimate science, and if we hope to encourage more scientific studies to be done, we must continue to develop a mutual, standardized vocabulary.
Always do yourself a favor, if you don’t know what is being said because of the paranormal jargon, just ask for a different wording, because unless you speak ‘Metaphysical Geek’, you won’t understand it. It is also a great way to learn the appropriate terms, so that you too can add your voice to the conversation.
About The Author: Isthemus is an experienced psychic advisor with her own Metaphysical Company based out of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. A natural born empath, clairsentient, clairvoyant, intuitive Counsellor and psychic advisor. Patty still does Paranormal Investigations as well as teaching workshops on how to interpret signs. You can talk to Isthemus at PsychicAccess.com.
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