During these uncertain times, many people are turning to the ethereal for support. Those who have a strong connection to their religious roots are finding it easier to manage the anxiety that comes with not knowing whether life will continue as normal. It is also very comforting to believe that there is a place we will continue to exist after death.
Religion is not the only outlet that provides this comfort. Psychics also offer a sense that we can let go of our control and have faith in the future. Psychic readings give insight into what will happen next, as well as how we can get through even the most difficult of situations. They can also help us connect with lost loved ones, through mediumship which gives us access to the energies of the dead in another realm.
But is there a connection between religion and psychics? Can they even go hand in hand? Let's take a quick look to see if one negates the other.
Does religion prohibit psychic practice?
There is a common conception that religion forbids the use of psychic readings. In the past, psychics have been treated as witches by some religions, and in the Middle Ages this even led to execution.
However, the matter is not that simple. Most religions can actually go hand-in-hand with psychics. The Old Testament (or Torah) does indeed prohibit certain psychic practices, but this is in a context of Pagan cults. As with the prohibition of tattoos and haircuts, these laws are applicable only in the context of idolatry, when it is being done in the name of another god or gods.
Most religions work on the assumption of the existence of a spiritual realm, and it is this realm that psychics access to provide insight and predictions.
The difference between religion and psychics
What is important to keep in mind is that religion and psychics serve two very different functions. Religion provides a blueprint for how to live life. It does so either by providing a value system, rules and rituals, or both. It gives you a comprehensive understanding of what to do in every aspect of life.
Psychics, on the other hand, provide readings and services that fit into that blueprint. Psychics will not tell you how to live your life. Rather, they will help you understand their readings in the context of your life, including the context of your religion.
Religion gives a lot of answers, but does not claim a monopoly over the truth. Psychic readings can give answers too, which fit in perfectly with the spiritual realities of your religion.
Both religion and psychic readings ask you to have faith that there is a greater perspective. Humans cannot know anything, and sometimes we just need to acknowledge that there is more going on than we understand. This is especially crucial in the time of COVID-19, during which everything we thought we knew has become uncertain.
If you are looking for solace as well as some clarity on the current situation, psychic readings are the perfect compliment to your religious faith.
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Help! My Friend Is a No Show
Dear Armchair Psychologist,
I have a friend who doesn't reply to my messages about meeting for dinner, etc. Although, last week I ran into her at a local restaurant of mine, it has always been awkward to be friends with her. Should I continue our friendship or discontinue it? We've been friends for a total four years and nothing has changed. I don't feel as comfortable with her as my other close friends, and I don't think I'll ever be able to reach that comfort zone in pure friendship.
Dear Sadsies,I am sorry to hear you've been neglected by your friend. You may already have the answer to your question, since you're evaluating the non-existing bond between yourself and your friend. However, I'll gladly affirm to you that a friendship that isn't reciprocated is not a good friendship.
I have had a similar situation with a friend whom I'd grown up with but who was also consistently a very negative person, a true Debby Downer. One day, I just had enough of her criticism and vitriol. I stopped making excuses for her and dumped her. It was a great decision and I haven't looked back. With that in mind, it could be possible that something has changed in your friend's life, but it's insignificant if she isn't responding to you. It's time to dump her and spend your energy where it's appreciated. Don't dwell on this friend. History is not enough to create a lasting bond, it only means just that—you and your friend have history—so let her be history!
- The Armchair Psychologist