Can you teach someone to be psychic?

Being psychic involves skills that can be learned, just like any craft or art. It is a bit like learning a language, the language of spirit. The conventional wisdom of course is that while a craft can be taught (knitting, paper arts, hand crafts) being psychic is a magical gift bestowed from the Gods to a select and privileged few. This is not at all true. In fact, "becoming" psychic is no different than "becoming" an artist - the fundamental first step is learning to find and accept yourself, making your work personal by following your inner voice and inner muse, and learning tools and a craft to express yourself to the world. It is true for both the psychic and the artist that some people are born with a more finely tuned instrument; however these qualities can be nurtured as we see in art schools around the world, with wonderful and amazing teachers who show their students not how to make art, but rather how to bring art out of themselves.

WIlliam Pacholski
Vulnerablility

The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance, our choice is to inhabit vulnerability as generous citizens of loss, robustly and fully, or conversely, as misers and complainers, reluctant, and fearful, always at the gates of existence, but never bravely and completely attempting to enter, never wanting to risk ourselves, never walking fully through the door.

WIlliam Pacholski
We do not become healers.

We do not become healers. 
We came as healers. We are. 
Some of us are still catching up to what we are.
We do not become storytellers. 
We came as carriers of the stories
we choose to live. We are.

WIlliam Pacholski
The Art of the Seer

"It is high time we realized that it is pointless to praise the light and preach it if nobody can see it. It is much more needful to teach people the art of seeing.

- Carl Jung

 

WIlliam Pacholski
Threshold of Spring

Harshness gone. All at once caring spreads over
the naked gray of the meadows.
Tiny rivulets sing in different voices.
A softness, as if from everywhere,
is touching the earth.

WIlliam Pacholski
Magic and The Magician

One can be certain that the greater part of the world eludes our understanding. As long as one does not understand it, it remains unreasonable. Insofar as the incomprehensible accords with reason, one may try to think it with success; but insofar as it is unreasonable, one needs magical practices to open it up.

WIlliam Pacholski
"Since I've learned to be silent..."

"I saw that we never give utterance to what is final and most blessed, and that all my rhapsodic Table d'hote conversations did not approach either my inchoate feelings or the ocean's eternal self-revelation." - Rainer Maria Rilke

WIlliam Pacholski
Overcoming the "Dark Night of the Soul"

For one on a mystic path, which takes many forms, the only noble truth is that they could become master of the entire world, but gain nothing if he or she leaves their own soul in a state of despair and darkness. There is no external cure of this dis-ease, the only path to freedom and wellness is inward.

WIlliam Pacholski
The Art of the Healer

The Energy Healing Training is an intensive six month training on using psychic awareness and your psychic abilities to direct energy in a healing, transformative way. At the end of this training, you will have a full toolkit of energy healing techniques that can integrate into your established professional healing practice, or you can use to start one.  Your professional practice and personal journey can be transformed by your mastery of directing psychic energy in a healthy, healing way.

WIlliam Pacholski
Happy Anniversary to PPS

Facebook reminded me today of a cool anniversary; It was a year ago today we rented our first physical space here in Portland and the Portland Psychic School was created. It's our year birthday!

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Freedom to Choose

Love is not something that happens to you. It's something you choose. And you have to keep choosing the thing again and again and it never gets automatic. It might get easier, but love is always a choice.

WIlliam Pacholski
The Psychic in Hiding

"What is real is almost always to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood by the part of our mind that mistakenly thinks it knows what is happening. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence."

WIlliam Pacholski
The Fool in Me

"I must learn to love the fool in me -- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool." - Theodore Rubin

WIlliam Pacholski
The Art of the Seer : Clairvoyant Training Begins July 2017

“Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed - to be seen, and acknowledged exactly as it is... As poet Mary Oliver has written, ‘This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness’." -- Parker Palmer

WIlliam Pacholski
Heartbreak by David Whyte

"...heartbreak may be the very essence of being human, of being on the journey from here to there, and of coming to care deeply for what we find along the way."

WIlliam Pacholski