October 30, 2009

5 Questions with Psychic Laurie Levin!

Posted: 05:14 PM ET

god the universe1Noted therapist and psychic, Laurie Levin, answers our 5 Questions...and says everyone has psychic abilities.  Her book, God, the Universe and Where I Fit In, explains how we can all tap into that divine guidance...if we just open our minds to it. 


 1. LKL Blog: You are a therapist but call yourself a psychic?  Laurie Levin: I really like to refer to myself as an intuitive, because that’s more all-encompassing.  I’ve been this way for a long time and I went to get my doctorate to bring spirituality to psychology and psychiatry.  There are many people who have spiritual experiences that are not psychotic or having hallucinations. 

 2. LKL Blog: I’ve read that you say that everyone has 'psychic abilities' – so I’m wondering if you can sort of explain that, how people can get in touch with those abilities. 

Laurie Levin: There are senders and receivers – and we are guided by ancestral lines that protect, love and guide us.  There’s also your connection to people who are living.  Let’s say that you graduated college a few years ago, and you're thinking of your college roommate that you haven't seen in 10 or 15 years all day - and you come home and they are on your voicemail.  There are times when you thought you were on a directive to go to the store and for some reason you decided to turn right.  And turning right on a whim was the right move because something happened – you avoided an accident, or you avoided traffic, or you got a better parking space.  There was something that guided you on a whim, that wasn't what your directive was.  Men don't have an easy time saying intuition or psychic.  But they do have an easier time saying instinct or gut knowing.   

There are things that are beyond random or beyond coincidence.  And now we're outside explainable, traditional, tangible senses.  Let’s say you’re in a diner waiting for a friend.  You’re in a booth.   Just take the time to self-consult in a different way.  Everybody has questions that you’re asking yourself all day long – but what if you ask a question like (assuming you are connected to something beyond the five senses, and you’re willing to try that on) – what if you did say ‘what might I not even know to ask?’  Whatever your religious belief system is, whatever your position is on what’s out there that makes us senders and receivers – it doesn’t have to be religion, doesn’t have to be spiritual.  It might be that you’re atheist but you believe that we’re connected.  Whatever it is, call on that what you believe in and say ‘what might I want to know that I may not even know to ask?’  Given that there is something out there that is guiding us, let it come forward and speak to you.  Leave room.  Stay empty.  And then watch for the signals.  The signals may come in very different ways for everybody.  Some may have a knowing light in the moment.  Some might have a dream.  Some might have a day dream.  Some may have a body-knowing.  Some may wake up in the morning and have a refrain of a song in their head that they can’t shake.  And in singing that song, they may realize there’s a lyric, or a riff of that lyric, that has profound significance to something that they are working on or through.    


3. LKL Blog: What are we connecting to?  Is it a spiritual world?  Is it just a sense of “knowing?”  How would you describe that, what is that? 

Laurie Levin: Ok, the reason why this is important- it is different for everybody.  Because belief systems are honored on the other side.  I can tell you what I believe.  And I can tell you what I believe happens for a lot of people.  Your belief system is very much honored by the other side.  The other side will not intervene unless it’s a life or death situation.  Unless you invite it in.  And how you invite it in is very particular to what your belief systems are.  This is very much in line with Catholicism, most sects of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism – even Islam.  All of these religions are honored.  And even an agnostic or atheist might feel they have intuition, and describe it as a connection, leading not to the divine, but to something – Mother Nature, electro- magnetic fields.  What I’m saying is there’s a multi-dimensional age about to break open.  And how it works is: you invite it in, even if you’re skeptical.  Just say ‘look, I’m willing to be dis-proven.  I’m inviting it in.  Please make yourself known.”    I believe for me – not only my version of God, but an ancestral line – often it’s a part of our lineage that we may have not met that is guiding us, has a vested interested in guiding, protecting and taking care of us.  When we put it out, we want an expanded sense of self, an expanded sense of vision.  This is all about expanding your idea of self – you’re beyond your corporal body.  You have the ability to call upon an ancestral line and a sense of the divine, to connect you to something that can give you more information, more ability to grow.  And I try to qualify it with the words love and light.  Love meaning that you’re in your heart and you want only the energy that protects and guides us through heart energy.  And two, that you want light.  Expanded illumination in a moment of what you’re supposed to do.  You don’t want to be on call for all the universal energies for you at any moment.  You want what’s yours to do.  And what’s your directive for what you want to accomplish.  So another important aspect is to be clear as to what you want for your life.  And invite in that energy that will help you.     

4. LKL Blog: Can someone use this to tap into this energy – can they speak to people who have passed away?   

Laurie Levin: Yes.  Yes.  You imagine that person that you want to speak to in front of you.  Much the way you would enter a car, or enter a taxicab, you feel the upholstery, you’re touching the upholstery – you go into that human being and ask questions that you want to ask and stay empty.  Here is the important part though – not everybody who passed is available to be talked to.  And not everybody who passed on has worked on themselves and deserves to talk to you. You want beings who have worked on themselves.  Just as this realm is about self love, so is the next.  We have research of people who have flat-lined and come back, children who have had no exposure to the media, who have no idea what a ‘near death’ experience is – that have come back and been greeted by grandparents or God, who have said ‘it’s not your time yet.  You still have work to do.’  And when they ask what is that work?  More times than not it’s that they haven’t finished learning how to love.    

5. LKL Blog: You wrote this book…what are you trying to teach people?   

Laurie Levin: To embrace the multi-dimensional age.  To know that we’re more than our DNA.  That there’s and expanded view of self.  That there’s not just you walking through a time based dimension.  There’s a dimension out of time and space - one we can use to grow and love even more deeply.

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Dodie ~ California   October 30th, 2009 7:03 pm ET

There are many people who have spiritual experiences that are not psychotic or having hallucinations.

And how would you categorize the difference when someone comes in and tells you they see spirits?

NANACARVER   October 30th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

How can U find out if U R Psychic? Am I ? I do not want to be afraid if I am!! Reciever or sender can u tell me?



Marty   October 30th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Ms. Levin,
I don't like posting this publicly. I have a 20-year diary on synchronicity. Friends beleive me as the evidience is there. I don't know how to proceed past this.

Thank you.

Argemur   October 30th, 2009 11:18 pm ET

I had a lady friend (grandmother type) who was a medium, now deceased. Her and I connected the spirits world many times when just having a normal conversation. The spirits will introduce themselves and guided me through conversations and writings via my lady friend. I was told many secrets, some very extraordinary and some very scary. I was told to write everything down and store away until given a sign. I had a guardian which he talked to me of many interesting events and basically is how I was enlightened and introduced to "The Spirits' World."

colette williamson   October 31st, 2009 1:07 am ET

Ms. Levin, Your mention of day dreams caught my interest. I have these whole scenarios play out in my head of things and outcomes of things that i feel will happen. One for instance is a baby i had taken care of in the intensive care nursery. I pictured him running around in my yard at 2 years old and doing well. That happened a couple of weeks ago. His mom called and stopped by my house to let me see him and she sat him down and he automatically started running around my yard. My daydream of that automatically came to my mind. I always referred to these thoughts as day dreams. Thats why i thought it was interesting that you mentioned that. What does that mean and will everything i day dream happen or come to pass. thanks colette

A. Smith   October 31st, 2009 3:08 am ET

1) I believe all sentient beings thru-out the Universe share a piece of subjective consciousness in the sub-conscious mind of each sentient being.

2) In extreme conditions of danger or stress, we are able to tap into this wealth of wisdom and guidance for help. And as a whole, our most positive achievements and success's help propel those that follow.

3) I believe that spirits of the dead know more about the life after death than any living Pope ever will.

4) I believe The Creator is not a absent landlord, but a misunderstood spiritual being that is offering all sentient beings a relationship with that highly evolved spiritual being if we align ourselves with the spiritual energy's flowing from that spiritual being.

5) I believe The Creator is much more active in various housekeeping and maintenance duty's than any human being has suspected nor written/spoken of previously.

A. Smith

Nancy Doehrer   October 31st, 2009 4:51 am ET

1. Dreamt of a handmade Native American necklace, went up to N. Conway NH on a day trip the next day. There in the case of an angels store was the necklace . It was the color, several natural materials and hand made by a Native woman, one of a kind!!!!!
2. I was three months pregnant with my second child in 1972 before ultra sounds, again a dream of the baby growing inside me. I told everyone I was having a girl. Only I knew what she looked like, again exactly what I dreamt , to the eyelash.
3. In June three years ago Mom passed away. There is a garden with a fence behind it in my brothers yard where she liked to sit. While there taking a picture of what my sister thought was just what she saw thru the lens. After the film was exposed there on the top of the fense to the left was, you guessed it MOM, smiling.
4.There are way to many things for me to write here, so for this opportunity on my favorite day of the year, I thank you.

Roberta   October 31st, 2009 5:59 am ET

I grew up in an old house which has been in the family for now, 6 generations. I was one of four kids, with parents and grandparents in the house, and was the only one to experience spirits. It always happened at EXACTLY 2 a.m.; I sometimes heard furniture falling, sometimes just felt a presence. Usually stuff falling. My mother died in the house, and there was alot of scurrying around that night. Every time I go back to visit and stay overnight, usually something happens at 2 a.m. (last visit, the bed I was sleeping on lifted up and fell back down). I'm wondering if the hour and type of occurrence are significant? Also why me? No one else in the family ever had any experience and they all think I'm nuts. But I have since lived in other haunted places, so I know I'm not crazy.

v2Asia   October 31st, 2009 4:24 pm ET

First off, your program is the best during these past many years as it contains so many variety of interesting subjects that I would never though that the will be put on the air and captivate so many viewers all over the world. Holloweeen Memories !!! is one of them.

I am now 78 1/2 years old and it would not be long for me to depart from this world. Before I go, I would like to tell the experience that I have had with the spirit of my grandfather. I myself and my relative have never seen ghosts as described by other audiences but I have seen with my own eyes the spirit of my grandfather who came to my mother and she acted as his medium.

During the close of World War II , our family took refuge living in three large boats at the main river's access away from the city and in the wilderness hiding among many trees. My mother prayed every night for the spirit of my grandfather to come and protect us and one day the spirit of my grandfather came to process my mother while she was being upset at my misbehavior as any 13 year old boy would be at that age.

Suddenly, the spirit of my grandfather came to process her and started SCOLDING at me instead. My mother's face changed to look like a very old person, full with wrinkles and her voice became that of an old man voice. Her body shook back and forth while she spoke. The spirit said that he came to protect us and to keep away gangs of thieves who roamed the area at night.

One day and in the daylight hours, a group of allied fighters flew very low and passed over our boats twice looking for target-of-opportunity to machine gun suspect Japanese soldier hide-outs. With my urge and sudden instinct, I climbed on one of the boats roof top and waved at the fighter pilots. It was as though something inside urged me to do just that like Mr. King's " 5 Questions with Psychic Laurie Levin! " explanation and perhaps of my psychic ability and by the spirit of my grandfather at that particular time.

This is to avoid us from facing the fatal injuries which could cause by those allied fighter pilots who had flew twice over our boats to make sure that time that we were just refugees!

We do not have Angle for protection in our Buddhism believe.
Again, another unexplained phenomenon, when my sisters and I were younger, my father sent us to enjoy our yearly summer vacation at a seaside resort with our mother. One day, while we were playing among ourselves in our bangalow/cottage at night and the bangalow/cottage had no local and/or long distant telephone connection in the early 1940s, the spirit of our grandfather came to process my mother and told us that our father was having an affair with a woman in the city.

The next morning my mother took me to take a train back to the city and left my sisters with a care-taker at the seaside resort. She confronted my father in the city with my present and caught him red-hands with the woman as told by our grandfather spirit the night before. However, the story ended peacefully.

In 1956 my father endured and sent me aboard to obtain an US degree in engineering from a university in the States. He passed away when he was only 57 year old and the spirit of my grandfather had never returned.
My mother is still alive and right now is 100 yr old plus. I asked her during the years had gone by and how could this could happened to her. I was told that while she was processed by my grandfather she expressed herself with no control of what she was saying. She could see what was going on and no control of what she was doing. Her voice changed like the voice of an old man and one time could sit on the second-floor of a stair railing with two feet up without fear of falling down to the ground floor. I had to believe what I saw.

When I was 5 year old my nanny put me in an earthen jar half-filled with water and put a lid over it to punish me of my misbehave. It was a FLASH BACK when I grew up thinking back and knew that the spirit of my grandfather never came to rescue me. But he only looked for the best well-being of my mother who was his real and youngest daughter.

Right now one of my grandsons was being browbeating by his nanny and his parents was informed but to no avail even when it came to physical abuse to the child by this nanny. There are evils in the Buddhism believe but we have no Angle to come to our rescue.

Therefore we are going to Europe to worship in the two of the oldest European Christ church this November to ask for Angle help to change or chase away the devil in the mind of this mean-spirit nanny/au pair.

When I pass away, my spirit would be around to look after my grandsons just like my grandfather did to my mother jus like Mr. King's guest had said.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   November 1st, 2009 12:40 am ET

We sure live in a fascinating world alright. This is only the start. The future is endless.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   November 1st, 2009 1:04 am ET

Ghosts are really DEMON SPIRITS (evil angels).......who rebelled against God in heaven and were thrown down to earth. They come in many disguises and can even appear as ANGELS OF LIGHT (good angels).

The demons can masquerade as dead relatives. When you're dead you know nothing. The only hope is of the RESURRECTION.........where all the dead will be bought to life again and to judgement.

These demons can even possess a person and reek havoc in their lives. There are many stories in the bible of JESUS casting out demons. The demons even tremble at the mention of JESUS's name.

Below is taken from the Jehovah's Witness Book called REASONING FROM THE SCRIPTURES and will shed some light on the subject –

Is there a spirit part of man that survives the death of the body?

PSALM 146:4 –

"His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish."

(The Hebrew word here translated "SPIRIT" is derivative of RU'ACH. Some translators render it '"BREATH".

When that RU'ACH, or ACTIVE LIFE-FORCE, leaves the body, the person's thoughts perish; they do not continue in another realm.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   November 1st, 2009 1:25 am ET

@ Roberta October 31st, 2009 5:59 am ET

I grew up in an old house which has been in the family for now, 6 generations. I was one of four kids, with parents and grandparents in the house, and was the only one to experience spirits. It always happened at EXACTLY 2 a.m.; I sometimes heard furniture falling, sometimes just felt a presence. Usually stuff falling. My mother died in the house, and there was alot of scurrying around that night. Every time I go back to visit and stay overnight, usually something happens at 2 a.m. (last visit, the bed I was sleeping on lifted up and fell back down). I'm wondering if the hour and type of occurrence are significant? Also why me? No one else in the family ever had any experience and they all think I'm nuts. But I have since lived in other haunted places, so I know I'm not crazy.


No, you are certainly not crazy. I have never experienced any kind of thing like this myself and do not understand why it happens to only certain people, as well.

These are other words I call them DEMONS (evil spirits or evil angels – the ones who rebelled in heaven against God and thrown down to this earth). Have to be careful of them as they can reek havoc in ones life. These types of ghost are usually called POLTEGEISTS..........and they can get violent.

I think the only way of getting rid of them is to have a priest who knows how to exorcise them to come in. It has to be someone who really knows what they are doing as they can be and turn really powerful.

I don't mean to frighten anyone but I have seen it on television and it's quite frightening. You can probably pray hard to God in Jesus name and to ask for protection.........might help.

They are not to be trifled with.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   November 1st, 2009 1:57 am ET

I just want to warn people also not to delve in that OUIJA BOARD stuff, as this invites these demon spirits in. Very dangerous.

JESUS cast out many demons from people who were possessed by them, when he was here on earth. Demons are for real. They tremble at JESUS name.
This is taken from the Jehovah's Witness Book called "REASONING FROM THE SCRIPTURES" –

Do the stars and the planets influence events in our lives or provide omens that we should weigh when making decisions?

-What is the viewpoint of mankind's Creator toward this practice?

Deuteronomy 18:10-12

Destable Practices –

"There should not be found in you anyone who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritish or who consults the dead.

Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord (Jehovah)."

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   November 1st, 2009 4:04 am ET

I think this Psychic is getting things a little bit mixed up here. Strong intuition or sixth-sense is one thing.........yes we all have it to a certain degree, some stronger than others. But as far as telling ones future etc.........that is another thing.

The only one who knows our futures.......rests in the hands of God (Jehovah)..........our Creator. He is the only one we are to rely on. No-one-else is to be depended upon for this.

It is by God's will that this or that will happen. None of us knows what tomorrow will bring.

By the way this power to talk to dead people is not given by God I don't think. It must be coming from another power. Who is the ruler of this is Satan (Lucifer – the fallen angel, who wanted to be like God, and led the original rebellion in heaven).......who is probably responsible for this.

Don't be misled and deceived is what I;m trying to say. Satan is the master deceiver.

Rose   November 2nd, 2009 4:44 pm ET

Levin states that near death experience caused some people to see deceased relatives or even God. Does that mean that Christians would see Jesus or a Hindu see Krishna etc. Is the God that a person sees defined by their own religious belief? What do polytheists see, many gods? What does an atheist see?

As an educated person, Levin must know that the bright light and tunnel seen during a near death experience is caused by the lack of blood flow to the eye. The retina is extremely sensitive and when blood flow does not reach the eye, vision fails and darkness ensues from the periphery to the center. That likely causes the tunnel effect.

The near death experience is part of the dream mechanism caused by rapid eye movement. The activation of the visual system causes the bright lights. This is the explanation given by neurologists. The explantion lies in the brain. That's why this experience is commonly shared by those who claim to be near death.

Rose   November 2nd, 2009 5:36 pm ET

It's also peculiar that sightings of Jesus or the Virgin Mary in near death experiences resemble their depictions from Renaissance paintings. That is, the description of them strangely coincides with artists' renditions. They are dressed in long robes, Jesus usually in white. Certainly not the rough cloth of daily wear in 1st century Jerusalem.

He certainly bears no resemblance to what a 1st century Jewish man would look like according to near death accounts, he is seldom recalled as having a dark olive complexion or dark, curly haired. He also spoke English and not his native Aramaic to the near deceased. Perhaps in his spiritual existence, his worldly restrictions vanishes. But that again does not explanation why he looks more like media depictions in people's accounts.

He also would not have identified himself as "Jesus" as he was not called "Jesus". But I'm sure those who saw and heard him would be able to identify him easily by his Hebrew name and not by the distortion "Jesus". That is, before the English, to Latin, to Greek, back to the original Hebrew name. It's simply when you're almost dead.

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