So am I normal, abnormal or paranormal? … I consider myself to be completely normal, wanting to be more abnormal than I am showing right now. Paranormal is not my favorite word, it is boxing people and keeping them out of experiencing their own very normal sixth sense.
Paranormal for me is the most perfectly normal or abnormal thing in the world. In Western culture it has become not so normal any more. With Indians or African people, Japanese and Aboriginals the shaman is the one that has its role and is part of the culture. When I graduated I even wrote my thesis on how people in Japan pay tribute to their ancestors. One of the ways to contact the ancestors is through the means of female shamans. I would have to read my thesis again to tell you how they did that.
Working with my intuition is what I prefer to call it, trying not to use the word paranormal. I am beginning to repeat myself here. This is a new thing for me to talk about it, I will get better. Promise.
Using my intuition has always been around. I was not aware of it most of the time. When I met people I would get a headache or know how they were feeling. I felt sad, happy, angry or just nervous. I thought for a long time that I was feeling nervous suddenly, or angry. Never thought that those feelings were not always mine. Lucky for me I was never really sick. It took a long time to distinguish what is mine and what is from others.
My first awareness of seeing colors was in September 1999. I sprained my ankle just two days before I had to fly out to Australia. A friend in Germany offered to give me three Reiki healings. I was surprised since she was a four hours drive away. How would she do that? “Easy”, she said, “I stay home and so will you.” She explained that she could send me healing energy just like that. We needed to set a time so I could lay down and she would do the healing in Germany.
At the appointed time I was waiting and I could not keep my eyes open. I got warm and relaxed and nearly fell asleep. Next thing I know, I see colorful purple balls appearing in my minds eye, or my internal cinema how I have come to call it. For the rest of the healing I am in a light show of fireworks. A non-stop movement of color and shape. Highly intriguing. Afterwards I felt relaxed and healed. This process was repeat three times.
It got me interested in Reiki and I did some courses to learn more. My hands were becoming warm and it was nice to feel the energy floating and getting aware of that too. For years I used it only on myself and I was shy about sharing it. An exchange of energy became a natural thing. Also when my kids were born, I put the hand on their hurtful knee and when it was enough they pushed my hand away.
It does not matter if people are aware of the energy or not. In any case not everybody notices it. Did you ever feel that you were uncomfortable or really comfortable with someone sitting or standing close to you? At a party or in the train? You don’t know them but you have a feeling, it is there in the same instant. The influx of this information does something to you. It might make you so uncomfortable that you will move away most probably. Consider that this is your sixth sense. Without you being aware of it. Are you now paranormal? This is so natural and perfectly normal.