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About Sherrie Dillard

Intuitive, Medium, Medical Intuitive Best selling Author

The Not Very Psychic Ego

Once we begin to experience spontaneous psychic insights and desire to further develop our natural intuition, we are at a tipping point. Our spirit and soul is emerging and integrating into our conscious self. Our spirit is naturally psychic. It is not contained or limited by time or space and physical death. It is eternal and connected to the vast source of all love and wisdom. As our spirit bubbles up into our conscious awareness, it further strengthens our psychic awareness.

The work of psychic development is to activate our innate psychic awareness and integrate it into our conscious self and daily life. All too often we attempt to control psychic energy and fit it into what our ego feels and thinks it should be. However this rarely proves to be a successful strategy. It can be difficult to give up the reigns of control to the unseen inner force of psychic activity as the ego continually wants to jump in and take over the process. However, the ego or personality self is not intuitive or psychic and this aspect of our being is forever confined to the limitations of the five physical senses.

When we allow the ego to dictate and tell us what it means to be psychic, what to expect and how to develop psychic abilities, we lose our way. When confronted with psychic energy, it re- acts with apprehension, fear and doubt. The ego has a preconceived idea of what it means to be psychic and what the intuitive information and guidance that we receive should look and feel like. Yet, these assumptions and expectations are never correct and helpful. Too often people dis- count genuine psychic experiences and sabotage their progress because of unrealistic expectations.

Invite the ego to take a back seat. Allow your spirit, the eternal part of you that is trustworthy and always works in your best interest and highest good, to come forward. Intuitively listen to your spirit and observe, become aware and learn the unique way that psychic energy manifests in your life. Unlike the ego that operates through judgment and expectations, your spirit is gentle, guiding, and meets you right where you are. It works through your individual strengths and weaknesses and helps you to develop your unique psychic gifts.

From the book You Are Psychic     Check it out on Amazon

Dear, Sensitive, Intuitive Souls

apps.33698.13670664751808209.3005b459-0f15-4b82-9d47-51950fa31458 My sincere admiration to all the sensitive, intuitive, heart opened souls who have moved through this year intact. The world has never been particularly kind and understanding to our lot. This year has been no exception. We are the emotional/spiritual barometer that picks up the coming energy highs and lows. We know the storms before they hit and feel the rising tensions on an inner acute level before others read the news. Our soul tears open our shirt exposing our bare heart to the cross winds of human failings and misery.

Yet, it is no accident that we are here. We anchor the rays of light from the heavens and it is through sensitive, kind, intuitive souls that the seeds of divine love are cast. Just through being love flows.

Remember you are special and need a lot of love and care. Zip the shirt closed for a bit and relish the unique gift that you are. Let the stars shine light deep within and vanish the darkness. Allow the gentle breeze to blow the heaviness and sorrow from your mind.

From endings come beginnings. They exist within one another and continually spiral us from hope to actualization to dismay and joy. This is life on this ever spinning earth. As this year comes to a close contemplate your 2018 spiritual self. What challenges and lessons did the year bring? When did joy run like a careless unencumbered child, free and wild. What brought you sadness and may still need to be cared for and tended to.

All of life sits in the throne of your soul. Its here where you are replenished and made whole. Before you step into the new year, take a moment to bless the past years’s challenges and gifts. It is holy ground you’ve been walking.

 

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Inner Sight

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The third eye or the divine eye as it is sometimes called, is located in the mid-point between the eyes. Many esoteric and spiritual traditions, among them Mahayana Buddhism and Taoism, have practices devoted to opening and perceiving enlightened wisdom through the third eye.

When the third eye is open and activated it becomes possible to see with psychic vision. The psychic ability of clairvoyance emanates through the third eye. This is the ability to receive energy information through figurative, symbolic and realistic images. An important psychic tool, clairvoyance empowers you to perceive the past, present and future through images and visions.

 Unlike physical eye sight, clairvoyant sight is not always three dimensional and true to physical form. Images may be symbolic, metaphoric, cartoon like, flat or full of color and movement. Clairvoyant sight might also not be highly visual. Images can be intuitively sensed, known and felt. This might not initially seem to make much sense. Through our physical senses the nose smells, the ears hear and the eyes see. Psychic senses are more intertwined and often rely on one another to interpret energy information in a way that we can fully understand.
Be careful not to ignore and pass over clairvoyant images if they surface in an unexpected way. Many people become frustrated when they do not readily perceive clear visual images when beginning to develop clairvoyance. For some, the expectation is to clairvoyantly see in the same way that the physical eyes see. However, instead of initially seeing an image, some may intuitively know what an images looks like. Others may intuitively feel an image. It is even possible to become aware of an image through inwardly hearing what it looks like.
If you experience these kinds of images, do not dismiss or disregard them. Pay attention to what you receive and allow your psychic senses to converge and flow into one another. As you do this, they begin to work together and to provide accurate and understandable information.
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From the book You Are Psychic  Check It Out

Grateful For Divine Diversity

autumn-wind-song-4-winds-youtube              As I watch the wind scatter the leaves outside my window, I’m reminded of how much I love this time of year. The brisk cool mornings, the dusky slant of the sun in the late afternoon and the cascade of leaves in the sunny breeze that looks like gold falling from the sky.

When I was young, I never quite understood the meaning of Thanksgiving. Sure, it was about food, family, and pilgrim school plays and turkey, but I always felt that I was missing something or that I should be feeling something that I wasn’t. It was not until I got older that my appreciation of Thanksgiving transitioned from food to gratitude and I could grasp its significance. Now in this, my favorite time of the year, I celebrate the wondrous power and presence of the invisible Spirit that churns out all that I need, even when I’m not looking for it.

This happened to me yesterday as I was working on my latest book. When I don’t know what to write, which tends to be most of the time. I ask spirit to write through me. Of course, this is where the best comes from.

As I was writing, this sentence popped out on the page surprising me: 

We are all living in the same energy of love, We’re just separated by how we experience it.

As I re-read the sentence, a panorama spread out in front of me and I saw the vast diversity that populates the planet. From the change of seasons, the varied climates and animal life and natural wonders, the earth is an ever-changing kaleidoscope. We humans are no exception. The color of our skin varies, we speak different languages, we call the Divine by different names and we have different versions of right and wrong. We are each living a somewhat different reality and yet, we are all connected by the cord of love.

Like a masterful symphony, we only come into harmony when we are free to be ourselves and celebrate our differences. This year among many other things, I’m grateful for the unlimited variety through which divine beauty and love is expressed.

If you want to know and feel the Divine Presence and be close to the creative force of the all that is, see the hope, wisdom, inspiration and joy in our differences. Instead of allowing fear to take hold of your heart, knock the fences down and allow the odd, repelling and strange to creep onto your threshold. Take a good look until you find, sense and feel the love that flows through this stranger. It might be a person of a different race, culture or belief system. Diversity also shows up in new ideas, perspectives or ways to live our life and perceive ourselves.

Creation runs in every direction and this is one of the ways that the unfathomable power of the Divine is expressed. The thread that binds everything together is love and we can’t know peace until we discover it in what we shy away from, whoever and whatever that might be.

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There is Only One Power

f1ebcddf4922739fd9ec2dea754d7baeIt’s easy to get thrown out of balance by the events of the world. Particularly the recent political chaos that has left many of us wondering where the presence of justice, kindness and compassion reside. The dark secret of sexual abuse became public this week. We purged ourselves and began a massive collective detox from the centuries old pattern and all too common practice of hiding this dark truth. We are only as sick as our secrets and we are healing at our core. Of course, there was denial and resistance. Darkness hides from the light.

The world can seem to be split in two, the physical and the spiritual, and this tends to create division within ourselves as well. Although it may not be readily apparent and obvious, there is only one power in the universe and the beyond. Whatever you call it, this one power creates and nurtures all of life and expresses itself through love and compassion.  This is the power that can heals us individually and collectively and bridges the gap between the seen and known and the unseen and elusive. It speaks to us from a quiet inner place and reminds us of its grace and goodness.

Don’t give your power over to external events. It’s tempting to do this and spiral down into a dark place, overwhelmed and without hope.

This is a powerful moment of individual and collective transformation. When we remain positive, love ourselves and others, even those that think differently than we do, the one power of the universe flows through us.  Evil eventually destroys itself. It is a dark ghost that feeds on our fears and negativity. Without this it starves and turns in on itself and devours its own.

What we are here to learn, in this time and place and be a witness to, is the crumbing of the old and the emergence of the power of love. The creative, indestructible and life giving power of love. Listen to it, it lives within you.

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The Psychic- Hero’s Journey

images (1)Becoming aware of your innate psychic abilities and making the decision to further develop them, embodies many of the characteristics of the hero’s journey. Joseph Campbell in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, describes the universal archetypal pattern of the hero and how it guides human development and spiritual transformation. Since the beginning of recorded time, we have sought the adventure and challenge of exploring the unknown and reaching beyond ourselves. 

The archetypal pattern of the hero begins in the safe and comfortable environment of the ordinary world. Within this predictable shell of the known, the hero goes about his or her day to day routines with little thought as to what lies beyond. The hero does not necessarily crave adventure or new experiences. However, unexpectedly and seemingly out of nowhere, something comes along and calls the hero out of his or her comfort zone. 

The invitation into psychic awareness often initially begins in this same way. You may be going about your daily routines and suddenly an uninvited psychic experience comes your way.

Here are a few common ways that psychic awareness may unexpectedly enter our life.

You suddenly think of someone who you have not heard from in a long time. Then later that day, you receive a phone call from him or her. After dreaming of a lost item, you find it in the exact place that you dreamt it would be. The gut feeling that a financial investment will not work out, goes ignored. Despite the intuitive warning, you go forward with it, only to lose money when it suddenly loses value. These kind of psychic insights and feelings often open the door to our curiosity and hint at a realty that goes against the accepted norms.

When an unsought psychic awareness comes our way, the carefully laid inner structure of how we thought the world worked, cracks a bit and it leaves us wondering.

How did I know that? Is this just an odd coincidence? What else is possible?

Questions begin to flood our mind and we find that we have no answers. The rational, logical conscious self is perplexed and confused. We may even try to rationalize, ignore and talk ourselves out of believing what we have experienced. However, we may also be curious, energized and motivated to know and discover more.

It is at this crucial juncture that we confront the next step of the hero’s journey. We can either cling to the old beliefs and sense of reality or move forward into unknown territory.

Once the hero begins to explore the unknown, unforeseen tests, challenges and obstacles crop up. However, when confronted, these obstacles and challenges bring with them unexpected transformative gifts and an increase in intuitive-psychic and self-awareness.
From the book You Are Psychic 

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Being Nice

It is not always easy to be yourself. It can be especially difficult if you were brought up to be nice and please others. When we want another to like and respect us, it is tempting to align with their likes, opinions and expectations. Even though you may want to share your opinions and feelings with another, you may hold back and stifle your truth if you feel it is counter to what they think or feel. You may have been brought up to believe that disagreement or a difference in opinion my cause waves or problems. Sometimes it may feel as if you have to make a choice between being true to yourself or failing to live up to what and who another expects you to be. While appreciating another’s perspective and point of view is a positive way to get to know another and become closer, be careful not to stuff away your authentic thoughts and feelings. All too often in our desire to be nice, we compromise and silence our truth.

stunning-examples-of-nature-photographyWhen we are young we are taught the value of playing nice, sharing our toys and not being demanding and mean to others. As we get older, we continue to be taught in overt and subtle ways to silence our emotions and wait our turn. While these lessons can be valuable and help us to respect others and refine our ego, it can also give us the unconscious message that the raw truth of who we are, cannot be trusted. One false move in saying something that another does not agree with or sharing a feeling that may be too intense, could doom us to a life of loneliness.

The tendency to hide our true self is made easier when we know what another wants and expects. A friend, family member, co-worker or acquaintance may be blatant or subtle in expressing their desires and expectations. It can be tempting to simply submit. Being able to make another happy, keep peace or sympathize and support another’s beliefs and opinions seems innocent enough. Yet, attempting to influence and connect to another with behavior, emotions or beliefs that are not genuine, only creates a false connection.

Being nice can be a trap which eventually leads to a loss of self. If you expect others to always be nice or if someone expects this from you, real intimacy and deep sharing may be compromised. There is a difference between being nice and being kind. When you are kind, you can speak with truth and compassion. Being nice often means smiling when you do not agree or like something. Be kind and give your true self to others.

If you are finding if difficult to be yourself when confronted with another’s expectations, take small steps. Sometimes it is enough to simply say nothing. You can be quiet and detach from the pressure to join in and act in ways that do not feel authentic. You can be polite, kind and still be you. Being yourself does not mean that you have to be out spoken and confrontative. If you  do not feel comfortable speaking your truth, breathe deeply and know that this will not always be the case. Take some time away from those who pressure you to align with their vision of who they want you to be. Recognize your true thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Focus on what you need to do to take care of yourself. Be kind to you.      From Discover Your Authentic Self 

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