Yup.....spiritual stories from other cultures are the most fascinating to me.
I'm stuck in a wormhole of Christian beliefs and values, all of which hardly add up to my experiences, personal beliefs, and views.
I do believe in God though. That stands out for me.... but psychics and mediums being evil liars, nope.... I can happily say that I never lie about spiritual stuff. You just have to take that seriously.
And (I just brought a Bible over just to prove my point) even though lots of Bible verses say bad stuff about psychics....well, Corinthians has a very interesting part here...
This is coming directly from "Holy Bible" which is the title of my Bible xD
Corinthians: 12, v. 1 "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed....(skipping some stuff about pagans that led us astray to worship false idols).... Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same spirit, to another gifts of healing by one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of these tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses."
How do I see it?
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good
Too true. Absolutely every single person on Earth has the ability to see spirits, hear them, see into the future, the past, journey into different lives, see auras, heal. People with ADD, ADHD, Autism, and other disorders are thought to be more spiritual than others. They have abilities that are absolutely fantastic. One woman on Youtube (KelliInTheRaw) explains how ADD and ADHD are basically psychic gifts that are uncontrolled and cause basic disturbance in the body, since they are so scattered. Also diet has something to do with these, but you can watch the videos if you'd like.
Healing by one Spirit
Well, I see it as basic healing. You can use energy to heal people and animals. Simple enough. I can do it, you can do it (it does not matter who is reading this), animals can do it. Energy is present in every single living or nonliving thing on the face of this Earth.
To another prophecy
This may be talking about the Prophets who have written and whose writings are in the Bible, but the psychics that can see one minute, one hour, one day, one week, one month ahead of time are included in this. Have you ever turned on the radio, and a few seconds before you heard the currently playing song in your head? That's a psychic gift. You have just seen into the future. The easiest future prediction happens 4 seconds before it happens. Easy enough.
Discernment of spirits
My favorite :D Seeing spirits, duh. You can talk to them, have them talk to you, etc.
I apologize that I may be forcing my views upon you, but I am NOT a preachy person. I am in no way encouraging you to believe in what I believe in. In fact, most things in the Bible I don't go by.... but you think what you think and give me your opinion. This is actually one of few things I've read before that I've agreed with. And once my religion teacher in school said, "The Bible has messages in each verse. But if you read a verse and find that it does something for you, then that may be God's personal message for you, and it is not necessarily what your priest is trying to tell you" So there.
Now I sound like one of those people on Yahoo! Answers who tries to tell you that God is your savior and you should turn to him because your keep biting your lips.....lol!! That's happened to me before xD