going crazy

Feeling like you are going crazy or that you are losing your mind?   If you find yourself wondering if you are crazy, it probably means you are sane. Initially psychic opening feels like this.  People who are going through it often start their conversations with lines like you are going to think I am crazy but or you are never going to believe me but. The mere fact that you doubt your own sanity is a reassuring sign that you are still in touch with reality, you are simply trying to figure it out.

The issue is not whether you are hearing voices, but what those voices are saying. There is a rule, if the voices are helping you then it does not matter, whether those voices are a part of your unconscious mind or spirits, it is alright to have them around. However, if the comments are destructive, negative, or hurt you, then it is time to lose the source they are coming from.

Understanding How it Works

The hard thing you need to learn is what not to say. You can receive a lot of information that is better left unsaid. This is probably the most difficult thing to learn, because it requires good judgment which sometimes only comes with time and practice. Some psychics claim they say everything that comes to them. In these cases, I suspect their guides are trying to filter the information before it gets to their mouths. However, for most of you it is wise to consider what might be helpful (if you can word it right) and what would only be harmful, whether true or false.

It is important to live in the present. You may be vividly aware of past lives, and you may be able to slide mentally into the future. However, you are living in the present and that is where you need to focus. Most people forget their past lives for a reason; they have a past and that is where they belong. The future will take care of itself if you remember to focus on the present without being pulled off balance by the past.

Boundaries are Important

When you first start receiving information or seeing Spirit it is very hard to switch it off, however, this is something you must do. Why I stress the importance of boundaries with Spirit.  It is common when you first start to open up as a psychic, that you will see colors or images (especially faces) at night. This is partly because of the normal shift in consciousness that occurs as you fall to sleep or are waking as it increases the ability to sense things. To some extent, this is normal.

As you begin to trust your intuition and the information you receive you will find it hard to switch off. Turning off your psychic gift is something you have to do, or you will suffer from information overload.   Create a contract with Spirit, tell them what is acceptable and what is not.  Things like when you will work with them, when you will not and most importantly the types of messages you are willing to receive.   My students often hear me repeat “for highest and best”.   There is a reason for this.   I work in the white light, and you should too.  Especially when you are developing.   Don’t worry, by taking a break it will make your connection stronger over time.

One way to do this is to imagine your sensitivity to psychic information as a number on a control screen in your mind. Then visualize that number going down, decreasing until you are no longer aware of psychic information. In the morning you can always reverse the process and return the number back to where it was before.

It is going to be okay!

You are not going crazy!   What is happening is that you are learning new skills and they are way out of your comfort zone.   Find a good development circle and build your support network.  Not everyone in your current circle is going to understand or want to understand.   The hardest part is letting them be and moving forward in a way that is comfortable for you.

Not all circles are equal.   Not all teachers are right for everyone.   It is okay if you have to try a few different ones.   For me, I tried several until I found the right mentor.  It is so true, when the student is ready the teacher will appear.   Wherever you are in your development, you are where you need to be at that moment.  Don’t judge yourself against anyone.


Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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