Hello world. The following was written 8/13/2016.
As a child I experienced many things which were considered to be evil, so were feared by the church and my family. The abilities or gifts I was given, caused me a lot of pain and suffering growing up. Because of my family’s and the church’s purviews of such things, I was punished when I would mention what I was experiencing. Their fear, caused me to try to shut down my abilities. I would deny they were there and what I was experiencing, to keep from being punished mentally, emotionally and physically. I learned I would be accepted, if I would deny who and what I AM.
My family was Catholic and held a belief I was possessed by demons, so needed to be exorcised and the demons beaten out of me when I would speak of seeing the dead and hearing them. It took me many years to come to terms with these abilities. To accept myself as I AM without judgments. One of the things which helped me do this were the following passages from Scripture which were shared with me by medium Kimberly Ray Babcock, who had been going through similar experiences within her own Spiritual community.
“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;”
- Romans 12:6
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed.”
- 1 Corinthians 12:1
“For 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 the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.”
- 1 Corinthians 12:8–10
“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
- 1 Corinthians 12:7
“Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
- 1 Timothy 4:14–16
“As each one has received some spiritual gift, he should use it to serve others, like good managers of God’s many-sided grace.”
- 1 Peter 4:10
“Do everything in Love.”
- 1 Corinthians 16:4
Blessings on your journeys my brothers. Hugs and love. You are loved. I love you.