Spirituality and Religion

How do spirituality and psychics compare with religion?

Spirituality is based on religious values and matters of the spiritual self. It is also based on reaching higher levels of consciousness. Most spiritualists strive to become one with God, nature, and the deepest parts of his or her own self. This is the main similarity that spirituality shares with religion -- and yes, you can be both religious and spiritual at the same time.

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In contrast, a psychic claim to have extrasensory powers that enable him or her to decipher hidden meanings. This is done through a psychic reading that identifies past trauma, current dilemmas, and even visions of the future. Some psychics are clairvoyants who are able to foresee a person's future; advising them on what to do and what not to do in life, business, and social matters.

As with spiritualists, psychics can also be religious in their own way. Spiritualists help people discover the connections between themselves and higher spirits. They also encompass the organic wonders of Mother Nature which cement the fact that everything was created by a higher power. While some scientists would disagree, there is one constant that remains intact: balancing human success and human expressions. This is accentuated by learning the inner meaning of life through self-expression. The latter establishes your identity -- and you know within -- if you believe in God, higher spirits, or nothing at all.

What about psychic readings?

Psychic readings are also known as fortune telling in this fascinating industry. Fortune telling has been part of our world since ancient times. In fact, some of the earliest civilizations used astrology to envision future human affairs and earthly matters. Astrology relates to the celestial bodies, including the sun, moon, stars, galaxies, and more. The power of the stars and planets --as related to astrological signs -- serves as the premise or base of fortune-telling.

While some astrologers of the past claimed that they could see the future, their predictions were primarily based on scientific phenomena. Psychics, however, derive their powers simply from the human minds of the psyche. They also maintain a balance between spirituality and their religious beliefs -- or lack thereof. Here are some of the similarities and differences shared with religion:

- Every psychic has his or her own ability and/or specialty. This differs from religion where the ultimate power of the past, present, and future lies within the Lord. Only through prayer can humans understand life and their existence -- while possibly getting visions of the future through deep meditation (in some faiths).

- Some psychics can see visions of the future while others can receive and pass messages through physical sensations or feelings.

- Some psychics can also communicate with spirits -- serving as mediums between the spiritual and physical worlds.

Religion is considered absolute when it comes to spirituality and beliefs. However, this is not always the case -- especially when it comes to human applications. There are psychics that believe in God but also believe in the power of spiritual connectivity. Similarly, there are spiritualists who believe in God but may attribute some elements of nature to science. With this in mind, there may be a connection between religion, psychics, and spiritualists -- but it's murky at best and always left to interpretations.