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Why Telepathy Makes People Mad

Someone contacted me this morning about her increasing telepathic gifts, and our discussion reminded me of this article I wrote way back in 2008. That seems like forever ago, but I enjoyed the review, as world events and the worldwide awakening have continued to lead us more in the direction of Universal Telepathy. My original post rushed through me after I synchronously stumbled upon an online argument about Steve Pavlina “going off the deep end” and “talking to spiders.” Little did I know that my own post would create an even bigger stir as some people on Steve’s forums and in the blogosphere embraced new possibilities while others ramped up their denial in aggressive ways.

Given the massive doses of Truth sleeping masses on Earth are about to receive, this revelation-denial-acceptance-liberation process has even bigger implications for our changing world in 2012. I hope you enjoy my trip down memory/future lane:

Why Telepathy Makes People Mad

With the growing interest in Animal Communication, uber-bloggers like Steve Pavlina talking to spiders, and more people embracing higher vibration foods, also comes a backlash from people who would rather maintain old boundaries and a “comfortable” sense of separation. Anger, outrage, scorn and disbelief explode as those who accept (or at least explore) ideas of Oneness make their voices heard in larger and different ways.

Despite diatribes against talking to ants, I really don’t believe people hate bugs that much. They just don’t want to think of bugs as sentient, conscious beings, because, let’s face it: if the bugs have feelings and respond to us, then what does that say about animals and humans? And what about “no see ’ems” like angels, extraterrestrials, spirit guides, and disembodied souls? When you start talking about bugs as conscious beings with whom we can communicate, you open a whole ‘nother can of (potentially thinking and feeling) worms!

This polarization occurs in areas besides Animal Communication. My deaf niece Amanda recently received a cochlear implant and for the first time in her life has begun to hear. I have several contacts in the deaf community, and from what I understand, cochlear implants have become incredibly controversial. Parts of the deaf community feel that hearing will rob children of the gifts of being deaf, while others laud how technological progress opens possibilities. Many people have so appreciated my sister-in-law’s careful chronical of Amanda’s journey, because it brings this controvery back to individuals simply documenting their experience. Their blogs acknowledge the challenges but also share a sense of joy and liberation at Amanda’s growing ability to communicate in different ways.

The controversy of cochlear implants has actually reached the national level, as advances in hearing technology have literally changed expectations and responsibilities for educating the deaf. Teachers who cannot hear and who communicate with ASL (American Sign Language) only, must now find ways to help students with CI’s embrace other languages and techniques. People who have never used their own voice must now teach others to use theirs. How do schools find a balance among so many different levels of hearing, speaking and awareness? What does it mean to be deaf in 2008? Emotions on both sides mirror what’s taking place in the world at large.

Consider how communication has changed and expanded exponentially in recent years. When the World Wide Web initially appeared, some people “got” the potential, but very few could predict just how much it would revolutionize our world. Within a few short years, “everyone” was online. Communities like MySpace, Facebook, GI2MR, Twitter, eHarmony, and others have practically eliminated space-time restrictions to communication and relationship. It’s no longer unusual for folks to have friends on several continents, even if they’ve never left their own country.

The advent of blogging and e-books has further crunched time and space. We no longer need to wait for publishers and printers to release our messages. One click of the “publish” or “post” button does the trick, making words, sounds and images immediately available to millions. Translation software turns language differences into a non-issue, and viral videos like Dancing with the Universe go beyond words altogether.

Even the news media has had to reckon with YouTube. Primary debates allowed videos from actual voters asking questions of the candidates, and today’s presidential race dodges daily influence from blogs, pirate videos and online fact-checkers. Today, I saw a political analyst on TV, superimposed by his Twitter account with viewers asking him “real-time” questions.

For those of you not familiar with Twitter, it differs from email in that everyone can follow your conversations with everyone else. Talk about communication transparency! If you sign up to “follow” someone on Twitter, you can view their “tweets” all day long, along with online archives of all correspondence. In a sense you merge your consciousness with theirs, past, present and with the opportunity of future tweets. The catch? The messages must be conveyed in 140 characters or less. Thus, shorthand and abbreviations dominate, just like in animal communication sessions or sign language. Oddly evocative of Haiku, Twitter encourages its “tweeters” to convey much with little.

Major news programs now request photos and text messages from ordinary people’s cells and Blackberries. Why? Because it’s faster; they get immediate coverage. Thus, the desire to crush time as a factor in communication has democratized the news. Significant enough numbers of people have tired of the elite forms of information distribution. En masse and individually, they have finally said, “No, thank you” to old boundaries, hierarchies and separation. They have reclaimed and/or invented new means of communication that transcend the bounds of time and space. The more this happens, the more we’ve moved into COMMUNicatION. Crunch it just a little more, and you get COMMUNION. Oneness.

So, why does telepathy make people mad?

Because telepathy means change. Mainstreaming telepathy means an inevitable collapse of all the boundaries, fences, walls and judgments that keep things separate. It means lies we tell ourselves and others will become more transparent. It means intention becomes a more powerful and obvious force. It means that those whose power comes from secrecy or fear mongering will eventually lose their sway. Because individuals refuse to be silenced: man, woman, child, animal, bug, angel, extraterrestrial … they’re all exploring new ways to hear and help themselves be heard. The intense emotions and attacks in the deaf and Animal Communication arenas only amplify what’s happening everywhere else.

The writing is already on the wall. And in the blogs. And paintings and tweets and chat rooms. I’m reminded here of William Wordsworth:

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
The Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.

In reality, we’re really not that far from universal telepathy. Think about it: fifty years ago, few people thought the deaf would ever hear; fewer people imagined sending “Instant Messages” to people in different time zones; and almost no one expected someone named Steve Pavlina to talk to spiders!

Whether or not people “believe in evolution,” we’re all in it. Right this very moment, humans and this planet are evolving. The Mayan Calendar, E.T. channelings and the New Age movement all suggest a movement to the 4th dimension, one in which time functions in a very different way. One which emphasizes timing more than time. Synchronicity. This shift involves a change of vibration, perhaps the very vibration heralded by raw foodists and long time meditators. In the end, though, it doesn’t really matter which route you choose, because the tide is strong now.

You don’t need to read esoteric spiritual teaching to recognize the forces of change. Turn on the news. Look at the stock market. 777 point drop on 9/29? The US Financial Market in a shambles? The barriers have already begun to crumble. CNN’s feature on raw food generated unprecedented interest. We have a black man in the running for president. Oprah’s talking about past lives. You can “tweet” from anywhere. Technology, Telepathy, Synchronicity, and Oneness. “The Word is very near. It is in your mouth and in your heart that you may observe it.”

Isn’t it time we do?

Copyright 2008 Laura Bruno

Archangel Raphael: Experiments in Communication

Some of you may have noticed that this “Animal Communication” blog has quickly turned into a blog about all sorts of communication.  Indeed, angel topics have become almost as common as animals!  You can use many of the same techniques to communicate with pets, animal spirit guides and angels, so I just post the articles as they come to me.

For today, I have a very exciting announcement:  the painting I commissioned back in February from visionary artist Deborah Justice is finally complete!  Justice (she goes by her last name) has just finished the final protective coat before coast to coast shipment, but she sent me a jpeg with permission to share the image on my blog. 

The painting itself resonates so much power, dynamism, mystery and compassion.  Having worked closely with Raphael since writing my 1995 honors thesis on the role of Raphael in Milton’s Paradise Lost, I’m just blown away by how deeply Justice portrays the essence of Raphael.  What began as a fun little experiment became an eight-month journey.  Justice and the direction of her work have both transformed through her encounters with Raphael. (You can view the painting with some suggested Raphael meditations below.)

For those of you who think you may not have experienced connections with the angels, or if you feel skeptical about this whole topic, Raphael offers a gentle way to begin.  In Paradise Lost, Milton draws upon the Apocryphal Book of Tobit’s tradition of Raphael as both healer and guide.  God sends this Archangel to Eden to converse with Adam, dine with the first couple, and convey warnings about a potential Fall from Grace.  Raphael proves himself a lively and engaging guest, relaying tales about the War in Heaven, philosophizing about differences between humans and angels, and talking about complex topics like telepathy, Ascension and merging of energies. 

No, Milton does not always use these exact terms!  As I’ve said before, he was a man ahead of his time, and he gets a bad rap in high school English classes as dreadfully boring. I sure thought so until I lucked into a Milton class taught by Professor Reid Barbour at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Suddenly, Milton came alive.  Yeah, he has issues with women, and yes, he can sound a bit pedantic, but John Milton lays it all out there.  He’s one of the most educated and rational thinkers ever to live and record his experiences.  That left brain filled itself with philosophy, science, politics, classical literature, astronomy, world travel, Italian, Latin, Greek and Hebrew.  He could debate with the best of them, and he often did.

But Milton also found ways to engage his spiritual side.  He was not exactly a fundamentalist.  On the contrary, many people viewed him as a dangerous heretic because he explored orthodox beliefs and put them to the test.  He believed that “a cloistered virtue is no virtue at all,” arguing for the importance of free will, experimentation and observation.  Unlike religions that insist on faith without reason or favor repression over choice, Milton argues that the strongest and truest faith comes through the rigors of scientific inquiry, engaging dialog, and experience.  (He even references some of Galileo’s theories in Paradise Lost.)  In this regard, Milton serves as a model for today’s group of highly educated, super-intelligent, critical thinkers who nonetheless feel called to spiritual pursuits.  He embodies intensity from all angles, letting his own grit show through in hopes of grinding that grit into a pearl.

So what’s all this Milton praise got to do with Archangel Raphael?  Well, in Paradise Lost, Milton follows the classical tradition of invoking the muse.  At some points, “heavenly muse” seems to refer to the Holy Spirit, but throughout much of his epic poem, Milton calls upon Raphael as his muse and guide through tricky territory.  Milton the poet lets Raphael the character explain controversial theology to Adam; however, I have long believed that Milton the person drew upon Raphael the Archangel as his true guide and sometimes inspiration in writing Paradise Lost.  

Having worked closely with Raphael as a guide in healing and creative work, I notice so many uncanny similarities.  A few hallmarks of Raphael:

1) Particularly helpful for people with visual problems. (Milton dictated Paradise Lost; he was completely blind when he wrote this incredibly erudite epic poem.)

2) Helpful in the process of “accommodation,” or “justifying the ways of God to man.”  Traditionally, Raphael acts as the most social and “human-like” of the angels.  Though still mysterious and different, he provides some of the gentlest and most “familiar” guidance of all the angels. (Milton the poet uses Raphael the character for translation tasks.  It’s also clear in parts of the poem that Milton the man has no idea how he’s going to explain himself; he asks for help and then some other voice and influence takes over.  That “voice” feels quite similar to the guidance and energy that intuitive healers routinely feel from Raphael.)

3) Raphael means “health of God” or “God heals.”  Raphael always brings healing wherever he goes.  (Though called Paradise Lost, this poem offers so many seeds of hope for humanity.  In many cases, those seeds have just begun to sprout in the late 20th and early 21st century.  In a 17th century text, Milton explores things like breatharianism, raw and living foods, digestion as a means to Ascension, alchemy as a physical and spiritual process, stewardship of the earth, Faith in the Age of Reason, communication with angels, man and woman’s role in the universe, the energy of love, numerology, and the evolution of our species.  These are all concerns of Raphael and areas that he and his angel friends help support and nurture.)

4) Raphael specializes in helping people embrace ALL of their brains, gifts, and faith.  As humans we have complex and sometimes contradictory experiences.  Especially as we move faster and faster on evolutionary cycles, so many people hunger to believe, yet want to honor the rational side as well.  For me, it took a brain injury to give my intuitive side its appropriate place in my life.  I learned to value both rational and spiritual and to realize that these need not be either/or.  As we move into a world of both-and, Raphael supports and inspires our journey.

So … without further preamble, I present to you Deborah Justice’s “Raphael and the Miracle” — before I have even received the original:

Raphael and The Miracle by Deborah Justice

Raphael and The Miracle by Deborah Justice

I also invite you to try some communication experiments:
1) If you have never tried to connect with an angel before, or you have and it “hasn’t worked,” you can spend some time staring at the image.  The Russian Orthodox church has long used icons as a means to deepen prayerful connection to saints.  Eastern traditions use “yantra meditations” for similar effects of calming and focusing the mind.  You can ponder Justice’s painting of Archangel Raphael as a bridge to help you develop your own connection.
2)  Download a sound file created by author, teacher and vocalist Tom Kenyon.  Tom has offered Raphael’s sounds as “a gift to the world in these troubled times.”  These are copyrighted sounds so I cannot include the file on my blog, but please do check out this free download along with Tom’s other amazing vocals.  Since we all have different strengths, some people find auditory connections easier and deeper than visual ones.  Just because one method doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean no method will support your quest.  Experiment and explore.
3) You can try a “synesthetic” meditation by playing Tom Kenyon’s Raphael sounds while looking at “Raphael and The Miracle.”  I’ve tried this multisensory experience and personally find it a potent lead-in to meditation.  If you have trouble with your “monkey mind,” then sometimes including both sounds and visuals in your meditation allows you to transcend both.
4) Create your own lines of communication with Archangel Raphael by inviting him to support your healing journey, world offerings, poetry, painting, raw food transition, or spiritual exploration.  Such things are right up his alley, and Raphael takes a special interest in humanity at this time.
5) I invite you to share your experiences as comments, if you so desire.  Throughout years of teaching classes, I’ve noticed that people benefit from one another’s stories.  I created this blog in part as a means for diverse people to connect and honor each other in ways they may not have realized possible.  So many clients and students feel isolated in their unusual experiences, synchronicities, challenges and intuitions.  I intend this blog as a safe space for sharing and growing.
Peace and Many Blessings to you!
Laura Bruno
Related Information
Contact artist Deborah Justice at justicegalactica @ earthlink dot net.  She’s revamping her website, which I’ll include here when ready.
You might also enjoy this earlier post on Synchronicity, as well as this one on Essence, which helps in all communication endeavors.

Angels, Spirit Guides and Pets

If you have recently asked for help, guidance and protection from angels and/or spirit guides, you might notice your pets acting rather odd.  Perhaps they seem agitated, nervous, or extra loving to you.  Maybe they look confused or seem extra needy.  You might even find them staring at you with questioning eyes, almost as if to say, “Hello?  What do you want me to do here?”  If they continue to receive no guidance from you, they may soon exhibit signs of frustration, even though you find nothing wrong.

(The Annunciation, by animal lover Leonardo da Vinci)

Under the circumstances, such behavior actually makes sense.  When you “invite” or “invoke” help and visitations from angels, animal spirits and other spirit guides, you probably don’t “see” such beings surrounding you.  Indeed, most people admit that seeing an angel would make them question their sanity!  Even those who want to see something before believing in it, often secretly prefer clairaudient messages to clairvoyant ones.  Seeing spirits scares or at the very least unnerves most people, and so humans usually opt to remain in third dimensional reality.  We can “talk” to angels and ask them for protection, but we don’t usually mean sitting down to tea together!  Pets, on the other hand, make fewer distinctions.  When angels or other spirit guides start hanging around you, your animal friends take notice.

In coaching people who communicate with angels and spirit guides, I often end up helping them calm their pets.  I ask them to imagine how they would feel if they suddenly saw Archangel Raphael sitting in their kitchen.  The response tends to go something like this:

“Wow!  That would be cool.  Well, cool, but also kind of scary.  I mean, seeing an angel.  Well, that’s not something I can really tell my friends about.  That’s why I’m so glad I have you.  I mean, I can tell you that, but if I didn’t have someone like you to talk to, then I might start to wonder if I’m crazy.  Or maybe I’d convince myself I didn’t really see what I thought I saw.”

“So … you wouldn’t just sit down and have a chat with Raphael?”

“Um, well, I think I might be too afraid until I talked to someone about it.  Like I said, I think I’d try to convince myself I hadn’t seen it.”

“What if you kept seeing Raphael, along with several other angels and all of your spirit guides?  You know, your eagle, deer and cougar spirit friends?”

“Um … Well, that’s where I’m really glad I have someone like you in my life because I know we could talk about it, and I’d probably realize it’s a really good thing, and I asked them to come and they’re helping me.”

“Hmmm … so talking and processing with someone would help you to recognize these visitations as blessings instead of scary?”

“Oh, yeah!”

“What if I told you your cat/dog/turtle/lizard/bird/rabbit/horse friend doesn’t have your list of visual restrictions and actually sees some or all of your angels and spirit guides?”

“Wow, I never thought of that.”

“And have you been communicating with your little friend, letting him or her know you invited these folks and that they’re here to help?”

“Um, no.”

“Well, can you see why your little friend might wonder why you don’t see these visitors and wonder whether s/he should bark/meow/hide/squawk/announce their presence?  When you look at your pets with a blank stare, they start wondering if they’ve lost their minds!”

“Oh, my goodness!  I never thought of that!  Can you talk to them?”

“Yes, of course, I’ll tune in for a moment, but they’ll also want to know that you invited these spirits.  When they start acting odd, just reassure them and treat them the way I respond to you when you tell me something ‘too weird to tell anyone else.’  You don’t need words so much as compassionate understanding of your friend.  Let them know how much you love them and that you invited Raphael or Michael into your life and home.  Let them know that the spirit of the cougar gives you courage and helps you walk in your truth. …”

As we continue talking, most people realize that their animal friends have just given them another spiritual blessing:  a confirmation of answered prayers.  When you ask for angelic or spiritual assistance and you feel better but your pets act strange, consider their behavior another message from your guides:  “We have heard your cries and we’ve come to help.  Your pet is not barking/hissing because s/he senses our kind intentions, but yes, s/he sees us.  We are here as you requested.”

If, after giving your animal friend extra compassionate understanding, you still find their behavior unusual or frustrated, feel free to schedule a session to see what other factors might be at play.  The angels may have spoken to them on your behalf, or perhaps your animal friend just wants to share some extra support for you.  In any case, whenever you ask, then God, the angels, spirit guides and even your little friends respond.  You can expect it.

Because you are loved.