August 16, 2017

Starets



'Starets'

A starets is defined as an elder of a Russian Orthodox monastery whose role is to act as an adviser and teacher to others...elders or spiritual fathers are charismatic spiritual individuals whose holy wisdom comes from God as obtained from an ascetic experience...it is believed that through this difficult ascetic struggle, which includes prayer and often includes seclusion or withdrawal, the Holy Spirit as it is known bestows special gifts onto the elder…these gifts include the ability to heal, the ability to perform prophesy, and most importantly, to give spiritual guidance and direction to those who seek it...elders should be an inspiration to believers and an example of saintly virtue, a steadfast faith, and an example of spiritual peace…Grigori Rasputin claimed to be a starets…one who was a mere pilgrim from Siberia…he claimed to have visions and his powerful personality and charisma often overcame any doubt that a person might have had prior to speaking to him…in fact, the tsar Nicholas II wrote down the event in his personal diary, stating that he and his wife Alexandra had "made the acquaintance of a man of God, Grigory, from Tobolsk province”…later with the help of reports compiled by the police, Nicholas began to see through Rasputin’s fa├žade but his wife was steadfast in her belief in him to a fault…and all say that it contributed to the Tsar’s downfall…it is said by some that he did have the power to heal…others doubt this ability…Rasputin gave spiritual guidance but it was often done with Rasputin’s own benefit in mind…it has been documented that he was no man of saintly virtue or an example of someone with spiritual peace…his life, particularly in later years was one of turmoil.

August 14, 2017

Clairaudience



The word clairaudience means ‘clear hearing’…and it is the ability to hear sounds or words from that which belongs to the spirit world…in other words, a form of ESP, but one that involves sound, rather than vision…these ‘sounds’ are not able to be heard by the normal human being…sometimes during a reading, a psychic may ask a subject if a certain phrase or name means something to them…it could be that the psychic is ‘hearing’ the name or words when sitting with the person…sometimes a person who is blessed with this ability can use it to avoid a dangerous situation…they may be hearing a voice that causes them to alter their plans…hence, remaining safe…we all probably have had an experience with this whether we are conscious of it or not…how many times have we thought we heard someone’s voice even though that person may be miles…or worlds away?

August 12, 2017

It's In The Eyes


It's In The Eyes

Many changes take place in the human body that is gradually dying in the weeks, days, or hours before actual death occurs…these can be changes to what one likes to eat, an increasing weakness of the body, and sleepiness, as well as visual or hearing changes just to name a few…sometimes it’s the eyes…the eyes will be the giveaway that death is near…the eyes will seemingly cloud over in a dying person as though they are concentrating on something…seemingly oblivious to what is around them…other times, there is no disputing that the eye color of certain people will become intense just hours before their death…pale blue eyes will become a bright, sharp blue in color...I recall this happening with a loved one just before she died…there have even been bizarre cases where for example, the very color of one’s eyes will change dramatically…for example, patients with brown eyes will inexplicably have green eyes shortly before death…doubters will doubt, but there are those that have seen it happen and they know that it is true.