Charismata: Greek term charisma (charismata, plural) denotes any good gift that flows from God's benevolent Love (charis) unto mankind (living beings); any Divine Grace. Gifts or powers bestowed upon an individual by the Holy Spirit for the good of the Church : Spiritual Gifts from the Holy Spirit to be used for the Good of others.
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. "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).
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 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 Eilan takes special measures and daily practice to ensure a very positive and balanced medium session.)
Animal Communicator: A person who can receive the thoughts and feelings of animals telepathically and translate their messages into words.
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.
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.
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.
Charlatan: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud.
Mindfulness: "Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally (to one's thoughts, emotions, experiences)...And then I sometimes add, in the service of self-understanding and wisdom.” [John Kabat-Zinn]
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]
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; in means taking time frequently to be alone with whom we know Loves us." [St. Teresa of Avila].
Psychometry: ability to discover facts concerning an object or its owner through contact with or proximity to the object.
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.
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).
Prescient: foreknowledge of events (by way of) divine Omniscience (not to be confused with prediction): Prophet
Prophet: one who utters divinely inspired revelations (not to be confused with fortune teller).
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.
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.
Spirit: an animating or vital principle held to give life, the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person, God (or any of the many names human beings attempt to ascribe to this; which is so difficult to distill in a name ).
All definitions are from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary online, unless otherwise stated.
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