Many people do not recognize spiritual/psychic gifts and may even think they are evil. They may avoid or be afraid of the person who employs these gifts. When some people hear or read the word “telepathy” they cringe because they fear being involved with the occult. Telepathy is employed when empathy or intuition is in operation. This subconscious mind-to-mind connection is what gives empaths the information they receive when they tap into the thoughts, feelings, or illnesses of others. Jesus used this gift in discerning what others were thinking, what spirit was in operation, what illness needed to be healed, what Spirit wanted to do for the person, and how Jesus should go about offering the healilng.
Fear keeps us in bondage to many false ideas and beliefs. Fear kept the Catholic Church from recognizing the evolution of man as more than a hypothesis until 1996 when Pope John Paul II gave a speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Even though the Pythagorean philosopher Philolaus (d. 390 BC) first speculated that the Earth was round and that the planets revolved around the sun rather than the Earth, the Catholic church refused to believe it. In fact, Gailleo was tortured because his statements were contrary to Scripture. It wasn’t until 1992, that Pope John Paul II officially conceded that the Earth was not stationary and this was only because of a study conducted by the Pontifical Council for Culture.
I’m stating all this to remind you to not let your fear of psychic gifts keep you from accepting intuition, telepathy, and empathy as a valid and valuable tools. Sometimes our experiences have to take precedence over what is taught in any text—sacred or otherwise. To keep believing something you’ve been taught when it is not validated by your personal experience is to live inauthentic to your own truth. This type of programming is what shuts down the intuition that is the voice of Spirit speaking knowledge and truth to us.