Charismata: Greek term charisma (charismata, plural) denotes any expression/manifestation of Spirit that flows from God's benevolent Love (charis) unto mankind (living beings); any Divine Grace. [This includes a non-dualistic view of God as not a separate, personified being from Life. In metaphysics, one of the synonyms for God is Life.] ::: Latinized form of Greek kharisma "favor, divine gift" ::: https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=charismata. :::: Spiritual-expression (pneumatikon) ::: https://www.christinyou.net/pages/chrsmata.html
Counsel: from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con-) + root of calare "to announce" ::: "...the virtue of prudence operates in accord with reason as enlightened by faith, this gift operates under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Consequently, the counsel given may be that about which reason would not be able to give an explanation. As Our Lord said to the Apostles, “When they hand you over, do not worry about what you will say or how you will say it. When the hour comes, you will be given what you are to say. You yourselves will not be the speakers; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you” (Mt 10:18-20)." RESOURCE ::: "Through the Gift of Counsel, our conscience becomes a place where the human heart meets the Holy Spirit... the Gift of Counsel is an exchange of love... The Holy Spirit leads us to goodness by helping us follow God’s moral law." Jeff Arrowood
Spiritual Counsel: "Spiritual counselling sees that life is innately personal and individuals want to build their own unique, flowing relationship with it, organically and without force. With the Soul being the starting point individuals come from the heart, whilst not forgetting their head, and from this heart space, they care for the sacred interdependence of all life." SOURCE MATERIAL HERE
Psychic:Lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge : immaterial, moral, or Spiritual in origin or force, sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences : marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding: Breath, Life, Soul. :::From Greek psykhikos "of the soul, spirit, or mind" (opposed to somatikos)::: :::One who conveys Messages provided by the Grace of the Holy Spirit::: :::"Characterized by psychic gifts" The term fist recorded being used this way in 1871::: [This is in the context of what was called the Spiritualist Movement. Lots of history, negative associations with the word and baggage as a result. <Anne Marie's comment.] "Psychics differ from other types of spiritual guides in that logic is required to translate the information they receive. In order to convey information to another person, they must decipher the images, words, feelings, sounds, etc. they receive in a way that makes sense to the person they are guiding. Therefore, psychic work involves both extra-sensory and sensory organs when serving a seeking client," (keen 2019).
Prophet: one who utters divinely inspired revelations (not to be confused with fortune teller). ::: from Greek prophetes (Doric prophatas) "an interpreter"::: ::: Latin prophēta "spokesman or interpreter of a god"::: ::: disappearance of material sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth::: ::: A Spiritual Seer ::: [Not to be confused with, "one regarded by a group of followers as the final authoritative revealer of God's will, or having any define authority unto herself, nor changing, adding to the Judeo-Christian Scriptures." << Anne Marie holds not intention to do this in her practice.]
As an "ordinary congregational disciple who prophesies, without absolute divine authority," any 'prophesying' that I, Anne Marie, provide is on the basis of 'revelations' imparted to me by the Holy Spirit," (114 parentheses mine). From The Gift of Prophecy: in the New Testament and Today by Wayne Grudum.
"...intelligent Christian preaching (versus) the result of some extraordinary working of the Holy Spirit," (115 parentheses mine), the latter being conveying the message of the Holy Spirit.
"...the possession of information that could only come through a revelation...and need not rely on ordinary means of acquiring information" (115).
"In fact, it is the telling of the revelation which is itself called the 'prophecy,' (117).
"In 1 Corinthians 12:29, 'Not all are prophets, are they?' implies that some people prophesy with enough regularity to be thought of as prophets [of the ordinary congregational apostle variety!]," (174 parentheses mine).
"In 1 Corinthians 14:1 Paul combines seeking the gift (prophecy) with maintaining the right motive (love), [and that ] they should strive to excel in building up the church...to benefit the congregation" (178-180).
"...One who prophesies (as an ordinary congregational apostle by the power of the Holy Spirit) speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation." (1 Corinthians 14:4 parentheses mine.)
Edification: Latin aedificationem (nominative aedificatio) "construction, the process of building; a building, an edifice," in Late Latin "spiritual improvement," from past participle stem of aedificare "to build". Religious use is as translation of Greek oikodome in I Corinthians xiv.
Exhortation: from Latin exhortationem(nominative exhortatio) "an encouragement."
Holy:Old English hælþ "wholeness, a being whole, sound or well," from Proto-Germanic *hailitho, from PIE *kailo- "whole, uninjured." Source also of Old English hal "hale, whole;" Old English halig "healthy,"hælan "to heal." Old Norse heill "healthy;" helge "holy, sacred."
Spirit: an animating or vital principle held to give life, the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person: translates from Greek pneuma and Hebrew Rûaħ or ruach :::breath:::
Spiritual: of or relating to sacred matters. ::: concerned with religious values ::: ::: of, relating to, or consisting of the incorporeal ::: ::: of, or relating to supernatural beings or phenomena :::
Supernatural: of or relating to an order of existence beyond the observable universe. ::: departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature ::: ::: attributed to an invisible agent (such as a ghost or spirit) ::: [Our Charismata does not offer ghost or generalized spirit services.]
Religious: relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity. ::: scrupulously and conscientiously faithful :::
Intuitive: 1640s, "perceiving directly and immediately" Intuition:mid-15century, intuicioun, "insight, direct or immediate cognition, spiritual perception"
Non-Analytical Thought: "Non-analytical thought means a thought process in which no deliberate deduction takes place: individuals are not engaged in the consecutive testing of the obvious and/or typical routes to solution that define deliberate analysis." :::"Intuition and insight are intriguing phenomena of non-analytical mental functioning: whereas intuition denotes ideas that have been reached by sensing the solution without any explicit representation of it, insight has been understood as the sudden and unexpected apprehension of the solution by recombining the single elements of a problem." SOURCE
Spiritual Companion-Director: "...spiritual companionship can happen in a myriad of vocations and modalities, and so use the term as a more inclusive way of offering welcome to those who have not specifically trained as a spiritual director... Meeting with a spiritual companion can be a meaningful step to help you find wholeness and balance in life, not to mention a sense of connection with however you might refer to God, Allah, The Universe, or the Ground of All Being, that which connects us all." SOURCE
Dialogue: "Dialogue in the interreligious, interideological sense is a conversation on a common subject between people with differing views undertaken so that they can learn from one another and grow. Intra-religious/ideological dialogue is vital for moving one’s community toward an increasingly perceptive insight into reality." https://dialogueinstitute.org/dialogue-principles Find fullest definition Here!
Relevance Theory: A model of communication that accounts for how different interpretations arise out of different contexts. ::: Putting one's self in the shoes of the original, ancient audience::: ::: For Our Charismata's purposes: "The cognitive environment of the Biblical authors." :::
Medium: The intervening substance through which impressions are conveyed to the senses : a means of effecting or conveying something : a mode of artistic expression or communication : an individual held to be a channel of communication between the earthly world and a world of the Holy Spirit: "The doors to the spiritual realms are blown wide open in a medium session and it takes a great guide to know how to make sure everyone stays where they should and influences don’t go further than they are welcome," (keen 2019). ✔(Be assured that Anne Marie takes special measures and daily practice to ensure a very positive and balanced medium session.)
Mental Medium: Mental mediumship is classified as communication from the spirit world (Loved ones in the Holy Spirit existence purely), which is interpreted through the mind and consciousness of the medium (with vigilance about all personal biases, transference etc.)... :::This is called ‘perception,' and is anything relating to clairsentience, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairolfactriance, clairgustance and claircognisance which is perceived by the mind of the medium... The medium is in an altered state and inspired by the spirit world [The Holy Spirit, Omniscient Truth].. https://richardstuttle.com/what-is-the-difference-between-physical-and-mental-mediumship/ "This form of mediumship utilizes the mind—the intuitive mind, not the rational or logical part." https://www.eomega.org/article/what-is-a-medium
Animal Communicator: A person who can receive the thoughts and feelings of animals telepathically and translate their messages into words. >> Scientifically backed, practiced around the world in NGOs, Zoos, animal behavioral training centers, Wildlife refuges, and more. << A Validated means to be a two-way bridge for you and your animal family's well-being and fuller understanding.
Telepathy: The heightened ability to use the intuition that we already have : communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses : a Heart Connection. :::1882 coined by English psychologist Frederic Myers, literally "feeling from afar" :::
Empath: one who experiences the emotions of others : "Empathic guides simultaneously perceive where and how you are while maintaining their own perspective. This allows them to be in the water and on the land at the same time, thus enabling them to help you get to shore in a quick and effective way," (keen 2019). :::Having the ability to sense the feelings and emotions of others, without their telling, verbally, what they are thinking and feeling.
Transference: Transference is a psychology term used to describe a phenomenon in which an individual redirects emotions and feelings, often unconsciously, from one person to another. S O U R C E "Good Therapy.org"
Clairsentient: "clear feeling or sensation" as distinguished from perception and thought : ('Clear Feeling') the ability to feel strongly and sense the emotions and feelings of people, animals, Spirits, and places around them.
Clairempathy: "Clear Emotion," Able to sense or "feel" within oneself the attitude or emotions of another person
Clairvoyant: "clear seeing," someone who receives intuitive information visually : the faculty of discerning objects not present to the senses, able to see beyond the range of ordinary perception.
Clairaudient: "Clear Hearing," the faculty to hear sounds said to exist beyond the reach of ordinary experience or capacity.
Claircognizant: "clear knowing" : the ability for a person to acquire (be given) accurate knowledge without knowing how or why he or she knew it.
Clairscent: "Clear Smelling," Able to smell a fragrance or odor coming from the spirit Clairtangency: "Clear Touching," Able to perceive information about an article or its owner or history by holding an object or by touching someone or something. This ability is commonly known as psychometry.
Psychometry: ability to discover facts concerning an object or its owner through contact with or proximity to the object utilizing what is beyond the five, scientific senses.
Remote Viewer: the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non-local place, person or event without using the physical senses or any other obvious means. It is associated with the idea of clairvoyance, seemingly being able to spontaneously know something without actually knowing how one got the information. It is also sometimes called “anomalous cognition” or “second sight.” https://www.gaia.com/article/what-is-remote-viewing. Accessed July 2021. [I actively engage this ability only during sessions as it occurs and is deemed useful. Please see my Ethics Code of Conduct.]
Medical Intuitive: intuitive counselor who specializes in perceiving information concerning the human / animal body. A Medical Intuitive can energetically read the insides (organs, glands, blood, etc.) of our bodies.
Mindfulness: "Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally (to one's thoughts, emotions, experiences)... in the service of self-understanding and wisdom” [John Kabat-Zinn]. :::"Mindfulness brings concentration, understanding, love, and freedom" Hanh,Thich Nhat (2004). True Love (52). Shambhala Publications, Inc. Excellent Mindfulness Resourcehttps://www.mindfulnessbell.org Thich Nhat Hanh further demonstrates Mindfulness for everyday https://www.mindfulnessbell.org/archive/2016/01/meditation-and-healing?rq=mindfulness
Meditation: “Meditation here is not reflection or any other kind of discursive thinking. It is pure concentration: training the mind to dwell on an interior focus without wandering, until it becomes absorbed in the object of its contemplation. But absorption does not mean unconsciousness. The outside world may be forgotten, but meditation is a state of intense inner wakefulness.” [The Upanishads] :::::: In Meditation/Contemplation, we are, "...invited to come back to our breathing, so that our collective energy of mindfulness will bring us together as an organism, going as a river, with no more separation." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntBfYFFlbV8
Contemplative Prayer: "Contemplative prayer invites us out of our self-focused stories...into a world we could inhabit no other way. Suddenly, new stories are possible, heaven draws near and our souls are suffused with the colors of eternity." [Tara M. Owens] :::"Contemplative prayer...is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with whom we know Loves us." [St. Teresa of Avila].
Prayer: "Prayer is at root simply paying attention to God," (Ralph Martin) : "Prayer brings us into harmony with the Science of Being," (M.B. Eddy). "Prayer is a way of being; it can be more than one action."
Prescient: foreknowledge of events (by way of) divine Omniscience (not to be confused with prediction): Prophet :::from Latin prae "before"+ scire "to know"::: To Know in advance.
Soothsayer: Old English soð "truth, justice, righteousness, rectitude; reality, certainty," noun use of soð (adj.) "true, genuine, real; just, righteous," originally *sonð-, from Proto-Germanic *santhaz (source also of Old Norse sannr, Old :::Saxon soth, Old High German sand "true," Gothic sunja "truth"). :::One who speaks Truth::: (Not to be confused with "fortune-teller.") https://www.etymonline.com/word/sooth#etymonline_v_23888
Grief: is the normal process of reacting and responding to any perceived loss: death of a Loved one, physical loss, social, relationship, job, and more.
Bereavement: is the period after a loss during which grief and mourning occur.
Mourning: is the process by which people adapt to a loss; :Accepting the loss has occurred. :Working through the pain of grief. :Adjusting to Life without the deceased; adjusting to Life with the loss. :Starting a new Life with still maintaining a connection with the deceased.
Stigma: a mark of shame or discredit : something that brings censure or reproach : a condition of disrepute : a cause of blame, discredit, or scorn. Regarded as unworthy or inferior. Charlatan: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.
Virtue: theological virtues of faith, hope, and Love :: a beneficial quality, a commendable quality or trait, Merit, Trustworthiness, Honesty, Integrity, Purity, behavior showing high moral standards.
All definitions are from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online, and The Online Etymology Dictionary unless otherwise stated. Online Etymology Dictionary