I am uncertain by exactly what mechanism I was given the gift of second sight; but, in 2001, receive it I did. It may have happened as a result of my redoubled commitment to my yogic practices, because of a prolonged physical illness or simply because it was time for me to see the world from a more consistently spiritual perspective. Whatever the reason or reasons for the addition of this gift to my toolbox-for-living, it altered and continues to inform the manner in which I interact with the physical world.
With second sight, one of the first things that you notice is that the physical plane possesses a spiritually or energetically visible and parallel component. Thus, in my worldview—when I am observing with second sight or “on” and quite often I choose to be “off” for ease of social mobility—the world is comprised of an enhanced array of pure color which varies in intensity and luminosity.
For example, taking into consideration the issue of a person’s health, if someone has a knee problem, the area around the knee in their spiritual field is usually dull in color or, in severe cases, may be completely non-luminescent. And, we may work to instigate a change in our physical bodies by working from the inside out (proper nutrition, healthy movement, allopathic medicine, acupuncture, massage), the outside in (energetic work, meditation, healings, prayer, spiritual work) or by approaching an issue of concern from both directions.
In my experience, the most efficient path to tending the body addresses areas of concern from both the inside and the outside. This is why, what I have termed “drive-by healings” do not usually hold or stick—because without a person’s consent to work, spiritual intervention, granted to an unwitting recipient provides no conscious, physical support for the spiritual gift that was granted.
Consider this when your mind is lolling about. Bring the full weight of consciousness to bare in matters close to your heart and your long-term health. Choose to care for yourself, from both the inside and the out. You may be amazed at the difference it makes.