of the Spiritual Closet
by Christian Andréason
As many of you know by now, the second installment of the movie X-men is out. For those of you who have not understood the basis of this fascinating story, it is about a group of men and women called "mutants" who in reality, are a race of individuals specially gifted with abilities not considered to be of the norm.
We are talking about a people who can do a multitude of phenomenal things, such as walk through walls, control the weather, transport themselves without actually moving, manipulate the thoughts of others, heal themselves after being seriously wounded and teleport objects without a single touch of the human hand. The list goes on and on.
Because of these remarkable powers, these "special humans" are largely feared and avoided by those in the general population — who believe that they themselves have no powers to be considered extraordinary at all.
I know what it is like to go through the process of self- reconciliation. It is not always easy to live as a man who has paranormal gifts. After my near-death experience, I came back with what you might call increased intuition on overload! My ability to see and sense supernatural energy shift and then manifest around people was the biggest shock to contend with. I could often empath people’s thoughts, fears and pains and also hear about difficult issues spoken by an individual’s guidance. I found that I had the ability to lay hands and help aid others in their emotional or physical healing. Certain ancient wisdoms would come to me about a multitude of subjects, such as astrology, religion, science and the Chakra. I would find myself just speaking forth and actually learning something myself after I spoke. Certain parts of the future became easy to predict and this was one aspect that some of my entertainment industry friends appreciated and regarded as some kind of a card trick. But overtime, I realized that many regarded me as something of a misfit. Because of this, I got into the habit of evoking a cynical Spirit when dealing with others and I was not always as Christ-like in my thinking as I should have been.
As some of you reading this already know, exploring Spirit and then being open with others about what you have found, can oftentimes yield unsupportive responses from others. Many times after my NDE, I found myself hiding my Spiritual gifts. I would see someone walking right into dis-ease or challenging energy and not say much of anything, thinking that my explanations would never be understood or accepted. I did this mostly with my fundamental Christian family. It was not long before my own aunt had developed cancer and I had seen it coming all along. Dealing with my own religious hardheaded family has never been easy. They tend to think that they already know it all, when in reality they are just scared little rabbits. But looking back I really wish I had done and said more. For the most part, I lived my Spiritual life on the outside with others who I felt comfortable with. In doing this, I cheated my family from participating with me in the growth of what it means to be more supernaturally aware. It is clear to me now what it was that I was doing; I was allowing my fear of what others might think of me to dictate how I felt about myself. Then it occurred to me: What others think about me is none of my business! What matters is me handling myself in a Loving way.
Now, I am happy to say that I have arrived at the point where I choose to be more open about what I know of Spirit. And interestingly enough, my life has taken on a direction that even I would have never dreamed possible before. I am now able to assist others with metaphysical issues, who come to me seeking my help on a professional level. I see that I no longer need to hide my gifts or what I know of Spirit. Hiding is silly. The very things that we would keep from others, is actually our ministry. Sometimes the greatest pulpit in the world can be the water cooler at work or when we car pool in the morning to get in that HOV lane! I now understand fully the wisdom behind what it means to share what we know, so that others will know more too. This is what we should all be doing, rather than working so hard not to stick out or make waves.
About halfway into the movie, it occurred to me … I am
an X-man! I am a Spirit-filled human with inclinations, perceptions and abilities that have not yet been fully realized and appreciated by the general population at this time.
And I am not the only one.
There are millions and millions of others just like me who also possess supernatural gifts; who are working daily to try and figure out the best way to practice them on the planet. Right now, there are literally millions of clairsentient (psychically sensing), clairaudient (psychically hearing), clairvoyant (psychically seeing) and claircognizant (psychically knowing) individuals here with us.
Yet many of these people are still very much in the closet about their abilities, mostly because they have been caused to feel some amount of shame for what others lack or have yet to see in themselves. Fact is, we all aspire to greatness! The beloved Jesus Himself said, "Great things I have done, but greater you shall do!" We have to grasp what it is that makes us great! We have to do this with everything we’ve got so that we might develop our gift(s) more fully and become a blessing to others and then ourselves!
Coming out takes time. Do it at your own pace, but do it. The world is waiting on you. Lose the idea that you are the only one who feels and thinks the way you do! I promise you, you are not! Until you come out bravely and proudly, others will not yet know that the same can happen for them. Nothing in life feels better (in my opinion) than when you have been able to be an inspiration for another. Society can seem like such a scary thing and the thought of not fitting in is what scares us the most. But ask yourself this, what price do you pay by not living authentically or by being true to your Heart? Not living by the Heart is the very definition of hell. At the end of your life do you want to know that you lived the life of someone else and not your own? God would not have allowed something to be in our Heart if it was not intended by The Almighty in the first place. It is up to us to explore the thoughts and intents of the Heart … and the only way to do it is to live as we are with Gusto, Love and Grace!
Christian Andréason is an award-winning recording artist, author and Christ centered Lightworker based in Los Angeles and Houston, who does private one-on-one sessions in between recording projects. If you would like a one-on-one session with Christian (on a love-offering basis only) please e-mail: Leigh@AllAboutChristian.com or call (832) 724-0418.
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