Over many years of working with clients and students (and myself!), I’ve seen a common pattern of spiritual development. Many people go through particular stages in a certain order. Learning the lessons of one stage is what prepares you to advance to the next stage. Once you have downloaded one piece of divine inspiration, you are ready for the next. The common pattern is to pass through seven different stages, which can be called spiritual awakening, divine darkness, interior power, inner attunement, conscious creation, holistic living, and divine oneness. Each of these seven levels of spiritual awareness formulates a progressive expansion for your soul to maintain and magnify its inner awareness as a child of God. It is important be aware of these levels in our lives, and the awareness builds a stronger relationship with the Divine. Even for the conscious soul, these levels of awareness make their presence known in our lives as reminders of our spiritual power. You don’t graduate after you experience their lessons—instead, you liberate your soul by the pervasive, ongoing awareness in your life.
Spiritual awakening is the beginning of the journey of self-discovery. It happens when you begin to see a sliver of the divine in your life. It’s as if your spiritual eyes begin to open from a deep sleep, just enough to see the new morning light. When the awakening process is complete and your spiritual eyes are fully open, you are conscious of your divine nature. You know that there is a divine purpose in everything.
Divine Love, I awaken to your very presence within my being. I open my heart, my mind, my soul to your holy light. May your sacred vibration of wisdom infuse my mind with knowledge, and all fear be banished. I realize the truth that I am not alone and I am your child. May your very breath of life enter my body and awaken the sleeping corners of my soul. I awaken to your truth. I awaken to your wisdom. I awaken to your Holy Spirit. Come Holy Spirit and wash the sleep from my eyes that I may now see the newness of your gifts and creation. I am awake, I am alive, and I am ready to live the mystical life. I accept this blessing here and now. Divine Love.. I thank thee.
Once awakening sheds light on what needs to change in your life, you are ready for divine darkness or “the dark night of the soul” to help you make those changes. If awakening happens when you open your spiritual eyes, then divine darkness occurs when you wipe the “sleep” from them. It happens when you begin to cleanse those crusty, irritating habits, illusions, and thoughts that previously glued together your spiritual eyelids. This is the stage of growth that prepares the way for you to clear out anything that keeps you from remembering your true divinity.
Divine presence in the universe, I dive deep into the caves of my soul. With every step I go deeper into landscapes unknown. I invoke your holy spirit to light my way. Reveal to me the hidden treasures that lie before me. These treasures are stepping stones to enlightened knowledge. With every thought of Love a lamp is lit within my mind.
I begin to see and experience you, Holy Spirit. You breathe life into faded memories of love, and hope is renewed. I live in the light. I will not fear the dark for you are there. You are everywhere and darkness cannot hide you or me.
Together, Divine Spirit, we walk through the steep and narrow valleys, only to see that the kingdom of the divine awaits my return. Through the darkness the light shall appear. With this prayer I turn on the light, and you Holy Spirit are there. I accept this blessing here and now and I thank thee.
Once you have cleansed your soul of the illusions that have limited you, you are ready to ascend out of the darkness. Now that you understand the source of divinity, you can move toward the light by learning how to access the energy of the divine. This energy is all around us, vibrating through our bodies and all matter. You simply have to become more aware of it as you understand how to use it in your spiritual development.
Holy Spirit, come. Bring to me the sacred energy of the Divine so that I may have interior power. This power is fueled by love and it now washes over me. Every cell, every organ, and every bone is now activated by this sacred energy. I now put my intention on this positive power. May it direct my life to its fullest potential and guide me to my destiny. I know that I control my thoughts, and I allow my Interior power to enrich my mind. No longer will I fall into fear, but I will live in love. The sacred power that you, the divine, have bestowed upon me will activate pure intention and pure thought. May I now be a channel of this power to bless the world? With your blessing I now reclaim this power as my own and take it back from that which is no longer right or healthy for me. I accept this blessing here and now, and to you divine presence in the universe, I say thank you.
You’ve probably heard the statement the kingdom of heaven is within. In this level, you acquire the skills that make this statement a reality in your life. You create a peaceful “inner heaven” by working with the divine energy flowing throughout your body—the energy you discovered from the previous level of awareness. You control, balance, and tune this energy to bring clarity, calm, and a heart-centered focus. This process of inner attunement allows you to maintain your interior power, strengthen your connection to the divine, and continue on the path of spiritual growth. It gives you a fresh wellspring of energy to invest in your life.
Divine presence in the universe, with this prayer I call forth your spirit. At this moment your energy wells up within my very being. I feel your sacred energy touch my soul. I know that by going within myself, I embrace the true meaning of the mystical life. The kingdom of heaven is within. The act of inner attention washes my fears away. I partake of the Holy Communion now, and receive the blessing of attunement. I am balanced, I am healthy, and I am now truly alive. From this moment I begin to live life from the inside out. I am directed every step of the way by your guidance and advice, Holy Spirit. No more will I fear you, Great Spirit, but love you, as you love me. I accept this blessing here and now. And I thank thee.
We create our own reality. This statement has been one of the most popular—and most misunderstood—teachings in the New Age. But the truth it expresses is fundamental to spiritual development. We are creative beings, and our minds are powerful. What we create in our minds shapes our experience of the world, and even the world itself. It all hinges on your perception—how you see yourself, your situations, and the world you are living in. A person who sees herself as a desirable and successful person in a world of opportunities is going to create around herself a reality that’s very different from the reality of a person who thinks of himself as a failure in a world intent on beating him down. Your perception shapes your thinking, your thinking shapes the way you act, the way you act affects the people around you; and it is all reflected back to you.
Divine Presence I surrender to you my mind. May your spirit fill me with an abundance of love that I may think clearly. Divine Spirit blesses every thought I think with pure intent and bestows upon me the attitude of loving creation. I no longer give my thoughts to fear, I no longer react with anger. Love is the healing balm to my mind. Oh, Holy Spirit cast your light on the shadows that bind my ability to create a peaceful life with you. I see the light, the love and harmony, and create my life with joy. Through the act of right thinking, the power of love infuses every thought with passion and truth, and from this miracles begin to happen. With this blessing through the power of my intention I give thanks.
Throughout the previous levels, I focused on sustaining and cultivating the inner life of soul development. You have learned that inner attention, when focused correctly, develops your capacities for self-knowledge and communion with the divine. In this level, you express those spiritual dynamics outward in order to create a lifestyle aligned with your renewed sense of being. In this way, you become a clear channel of divine expression. Once you establish a bond with the divine, you are meant to express that divinity, to become a channel of peace, and to share your light with others.
Holy Spirit grant me the reward of living from my highest nature. I pray that you direct my life and steer the reins to keep me on the road to higher knowing. I know that your Spirit will give me the power of discernment and all illusion will be wiped away. I live only in truth. My life is blessed by your holy grace. I grow closer to you by living from spirit. Divine ones surround me with synchronicity that I might follow the steps that lead to my destiny. I now embody sacred virtue and reclaim its power. I accept this blessing and give thanks to thee, Holy Spirit.
The previous levels of spiritual growth led you toward a single goal: to be at one with yourself, the divine presence, and everything around you. This is the experience of oneness, of being completely in sync with the sacred energy of the universe. Oneness happens when the real you—your higher self—is fully present at every moment, and when your mind, body, emotions, soul, spirit, and psyche are all in unison with the divine. These stages manifest differently for each person. Not everyone goes through them in the same order. And more importantly, once you pass through one “stage” and into another, you aren’t necessarily finished with the earlier one. You can be well into the sixth stage but still have to deal with issues you thought you had mastered in the fourth stage. In other words, the stages might be simultaneous. The elements contain lifelong lessons that you will continue to experience from time to time. It’s important to remember that spiritual growth is not a contest to be won. You become more and more conscious on many different levels throughout your life.
Divine Spirit, Mother/Father God. I live your presence everyday. You speak to my heart and whispers of wisdom fill my soul. I’m here now, because I’m enveloped in the present, where your spirit moves me. Help me to clear the past and release the future so that your presence and your voice, is all I feel and hear. I’m here now, with you and all is well. Safe and protected, your Holy Spirit touches me and your divine hand safely guides me home, to the heart of my very soul. I thank thee Amen.
The universe is a vast array of spiritual wisdom that is hidden in every cosmic molecule of life. Perhaps many of you who are perusing these levels have been nodding your head in alignment to your truth; every soul that opens to its spiritual nature begins the process of these seven levels of consciousness. This new work takes you even further into the co-creative process as a conscious spiritual being. We are truly in the age of accepting the sovereign role of becoming a Master of Light.
© Darrin W. Owens
Over the years many people have asked me what my psychic process is when I am giving a reading, when I write or even when I teach. They also inquire about my personal spiritual beliefs? Do I believe in God? Am I a Christian? Where do my psychic skills come from? These are legitimate questions. I encourage people to seek out more information on the spiritual foundation and the ideals of psychics, healers and spiritual teachers. If a professional psychic is not willing to share that information, then in my humble opinion they do not have the guidance that you are looking for. If you can’t find a sense of trust with a potential psychic consultant, more than likely they will not have an accurate connection with you. Also, a psychic’s personal beliefs can enhance or hinder your faith in their abilities. For example, a psychic who has no spiritual foundation in their practice; an atheistic perspective, will not have the ability to dive deep into a client’s needs if that client has a strong spiritual lifestyle. This is why I am an open book about my own spiritual and religious foundation. Since “psychic” is an attribute to the soul, it’s hard to not have a since of the sacred in this work. Without God at the wheel of my own practice, I would not be doing the good work.
“The psychic, then, is of the soul . . . ” (Edgar Cayce reading 5752-1)
I like to think of myself as a New Age Christian with a strong connection the Divine Feminine; the Holy Spirit. I am not a Christian in any fundamentalist or man-made religious terms. My gifts are skills innate within my very soul, and since all souls were created by the Source; the Mother/Father God… then my gifts come from God. When I tap into a client from a clairvoyant perspective I am able to access their spiritual anatomy. Just as a doctor can perform a check up on your physical body and diagnose any potential issues, so to can a psychic like myself diagnose challenges within your spiritual body. Your spiritual or energy body is called the Chakra System and it’s like an incredible detailed data base of your entire life past/past lives, present and future/future lives. It’s this type of intuitive skill that gives me the remarkable ability to perform vibrational healings. Clairvoyantly reading the Aura, the energy surrounding the physical body, is an essential tool for my readings. I am able to “see” a plethora of energetic debris, rips, holes, phobias, negative thought forms or even spirit attachments that may be affecting my clients. After I attain the information I need from the aura reading, I use specific spiritual liftings and prayers to help balance and restore the spiritual body, the physical body, the mental body and emotional body.
As a medium, my clairvoyant gifts reach into the spirit realms beyond. Yes I talk to the dead. No I do not chat them up like a texting maniac on the smartphone. I do not approve the current fad of celebrity mediums and their reality show fakery. I feel these types of mediums who stalk the streets with their cameras and amazingly scripted psychic gifts hurt the true foundational practices and sciences of spiritualism, Spiritism and Spirit Contact. My gifts of mediumship are used when the occasion calls for it. I don’t “conjure” human spirits on a client’s behalf. If a human spirit wants to talk with me, they will. I don’t have to call them up on the cosmic party line. I simply keep my proper channels open to receive the message accurately and interpret the communication if and when a spirit shows up. I believe that spirits “live” by the old saying: “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” Another strong aspect of my mediumship gift is that of exorcism and spiritual deliverance. Exorcism or spiritual deliverance is a high level form of vibrational healing. Deliverance work is the process of guiding lost souls and spirit attachments out of their earthbound state into the light of the spirit realm. This is one of the most rewarding parts of my work; guiding the lost home. By embodying the special skill of mediumship I not only communicate with human spirits, but also with the inhabitants of other realms and supernatural realities including; nature spirits, Angels, spirit guides, animal guides, and multi-dimensional beings.
As a multi-dimensional communicator I am able to move beyond this physical dimension into other realms of reality. This can put me in touch with angelic beings, master guides, E.T. beings and even the demonic. This is where exorcism comes in handy. It may come as a surprise but spirit attachments and possessions are not solely at the hand of lost human souls. There are demonic beings and even E. T. beings that have and do seize an individual’s mind and soul from time to time. Being multi-dimensional on a psychic level gives me the upper hand in these situations.
All in all my work is in healing and spiritual growth. It is my mission to bring more and more opportunities for enlightenment to all my clients, students, readers and to those that ask for my help. I hope this gives you a better understanding of what I do, how I believe and how I access the psychic channels.
© Darrin W. Owens
Over the years I have written and talked about the essential aspects of psychic power and intuition. First, both of these aspects of our spiritual power work hand in hand, and since we as a global consciousness, have evolved and opened more to our inner resources these abilities are even more magnified within our psyches. I have seen an interesting shift in the perception of what being psychic means to my students and clients. My teaching of psychic power being a spiritual attribute is finally making it into people’s psyche, even though it has been a standard truth for many years. I have always been an advocate of teaching the truth about psychic power as being spiritual gifts of the soul, and not a circus side show bit. Sadly, through the years there has been a bad reputation spun on anything that is psychic or intuitive in nature. Back in my home town in the Ozarks of Arkansas it was believed by most that any psychic subject was spawned by Satan. Another major misguided point of view was that the perception of “psychic” was perverted into a gypsy fortune-telling trade. This mis-perception is largely due to bad B films, the television phone psychic trade and other media in reactions to misguided attempts from celebrity psychics looking to shine with their magic powers.
The Edgar Cayce readings stated it very clear, and I as a psychic healer have always based my career on this simple but powerful truth; Psychic is of the soul, and since we are all souls then we are endowed with psychic potential. So being psychic is not a “special” gift given to only a few, it is part of the spiritual makeup of every soul. As our soul evolves, our psychic potential evolves and we are becoming vastly multidimensional. I will not go into depth on opening to your psychic intuitive powers here; I cover that in my book Reader of Hearts. This is for the conscious soul that has become aware of their spiritual power and asks they question, as I hear so often now; what’s next? The next step in psychic awareness is the understanding of what we can do in helping the “shift” of our planet along by using our psychic intuitive power. First let me convey the union between psychic power and intuition as I want to give you a clear picture of the resources within you. I simply say we are all psychic intuitives, because we all carry both senses. Some folks think that people are endowed with either one or the other of these spiritual powers or that even psychic power is better or stronger than intuition. Let me clear some of the confusion.
There are two questions I am most often asked by students during my workshops.
1. Am I a Psychic or an Intuitive?
2. Is there a difference between the two terms?
My answer to both questions is a definitive Yes. Yes, you are both psychic and intuitive, and yes, there is a HUGE difference between the two terms. But they work hand in hand with each other. Think of the term psychic as being an extended level of intuition. Intuition is more of an energy language of the soul. It’s an extra sense that is more personal in nature for an individual. It’s a whisper from your higher self. Think of intuition as more directed internally. Intuition springs forth many spiritual tools such as energy healing, hunches, gut feelings and meditative awareness and creativity. Subtle power is the nature of intuition. Intuition always directs us back to ourselves. It also gives us helpful information for our path. Psychic is more extroverted and impersonal in its energetic nature. It’s a magnification of intuitive awareness in the process of accessing energy more from others and the environment. Psychic power is the ability to access information from energy and intelligences outside of one’s inner personal dynamics. Psychic ability springs forth the gifts of reading others intuitively, communicating with the dead, accessing potential future realities, and medical clairvoyance. These are all psychic powers, just to name a few.
Intuition is more personal and psychic is more impersonal in its accessing of energetic information. You can also think of psychic being the expanded mind that accesses energetic information and intuition is the key it uses in the interpretation of the energy information accurately and with clarity. When I do my healing sessions, I’ll see a vision or get an impression of my client, psychically. Then I run it through my intuition by asking….what does this mean for my client? By that action I have given my intuition permission to access the personal results of the psychic vision. That’s why many people have visions or psychic flashes about something but they never think to ask their intuition for its clarity on them. They are so hung up on the “glamour” of the vision that they have forgotten to ask for its meaning and direction, intuitively. I see many psychic people out there that talk to the dead, or psychically tap into people with great accuracy, but they are missing one thing. Their spiritual connection to their intuitive voice. Remember intuition is your direct communication link from your higher self.
So many who are psychic are truly talented, but their information has no sustenance at all because they are not asking the deeper meanings. You can also have someone, mostly healers and counselors that are highly intuitive by feeling people’s emotions, and their pain. By asking your psychic self to elaborate you can get the actual vision of the situations in that person’s life that may have caused the dis-eased feelings. I hope you can now see the essential union of both psychic and intuitive powers. You can see a great example of the union of Psychic Intuition with medical Intuitives. They’re able to psychically see the diseased area of the body, and through their intuitive connection they are able to get the information of why the organ of disease has manifested in the body. Like I always say, trying to be “psychic” without a strong spiritual/intuitive foundation is like living in Wisconsin with a lactose intolerance problem. Enough said!
© Darrin W. Owens