October 30, 2009
Posted: 05:14 PM ET
Noted 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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