Do you identify as Empathic? Do you feel or sense the emotions and/or physical pain of others? Can you sense when there has been a fight in a place before you got there? Do emotions lay heavy on your body?
Many of you said yes to these questions, in fact, I believe the majority of you did, as we are going through a Psychic Evolution. As a species we are becoming more psychic. Our collective consciousness is expanding and we are ‘awakening’ at a more and more rapid rate. I like calling it evolution for I believe it is a natural process, that has been encouraged by the way we live our lives. The use of the internet and cell phones have connected us to webs of understanding that tell us we can have the knowledge we seek at the click of a finger. This belief has loosened the thread of our thoughts and made us question possibilities of how else we can retrieve information, and from where.
Another factor in our expanding consciousness is the fact that we have compacted our words into symbols again, creating a modern hieroglyphic language. The days of elaborate cursive manuscripts and fancy thank you letters are gone. We have quickened our step and shortened our transfer of information…we have gone backward & forward, connecting to forgotten magic the use of emojis and anacronyms have become common text, allowing us to transfer information rapidly.
Symbols are shorthand for the brain, they are a way of conveying a large thought in a compact form. They often have various nuances and meanings depending on their context and can be found everywhere in the dreamscape, natural world & electronic universe. The idea of symbols in metaphysical thought can be expanded to include animal and plant totems, musical notes, colors, and vibrations.
For those seeking to help their expansion of consciousness along, it’s important to develop a relationship with symbols. I recommend The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Dictionary-Symbols-Sacred-Objects/dp/0062509233. although I am unsure why it is called such, and feel it would be better-renamed something less sexist….butwith that critique it’s important to remember this book came out in 1988.
I have always had a fascination with symbols and have studied & interacted with many over the years. I love to explore the multitude of languages there are for opening the doors to my mind. As a kid, I first interacted with symbols through religion. The cross for Jesus was a powerful thing, as was the idea of water being a great healer. I could easily understand how bread could be a representative of the body of Christ and accept how water could cleanse away the impurities of the soul. As I grew up and my mind expanded, my symbolic vocabulary grew to include the markings of many religions and cultures.
I don’t like to talk about religion through the concept of different or separate. I personally believe that God is god/goddess no matter how you look at it. That the greatness of the creator/created is like a gemstone that we like to look at from many perspectives, and that we must find what way we connect best with the Divine. Personally, my mind is too vast for one religion, one way of seeing this being that is the Collective Consciousness. For me, the use of symbolism has been a powerful devotion to the connection I have with myself, my gods, and psychic knowing. The more I learn, the more I want to learn…so my symbolic language is quite large. However, we do not all have the same obsessions. So I have compiled a few suggestions for developing your own symbolic language.
*The most important thing when it comes to working with symbols to develop one’s intuition is that your interpretation is the most important one. Symbolism is powerful because it triggers our personal knowledge, often the first thought that comes to our mind is the one that matters most. Try whenever possible to write down your thoughts and feelings, before diving into the books or asking friends. Books and websites are great for studying, and helpful when you really can’t figure something out, but they should always be secondary to your own mental cueing.
*Books on Dream Interpretation and Symbolism are great places to start building your symbolic language. Place a book on symbols in your bathroom, and pick a new symbol to read up on instead of scrolling through your phone. If you want to add to the psychic development of the exercise, don’t just randomly pick. First, ask the question in your mind “What symbol do I need to work with at this time?” And then really work with it, study it, think about what it has to teach you.
*Learn a symbolic language, such as the Runes or the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. These formulas are compiled of symbols that have both individual meanings and the ability to be combined to create words. An interesting fact about the systems named is they are both believed to have been given to the people directly as gifts from their gods. I have a personal relationship with this form of symbolic work; particularly with the Runes and Odin, as they came into my life as a door to a greater relationship with the Norse Gods and magic. It is my experience that when properly activated these symbols hold a potent life force energy, and are ‘Beings’ of sorts.
*Keep track of your experiences with symbols; write down your dreams, record your meditations, journeys, and wyrd sightings. Remember the Universe is communicating with us all the time, we just have to expand our vocabulary so it’s easier to understand.
I hope you have found this helpful, remember this is a journey and you do have some control over how it unfolds. Enjoy the ride…