Psychic Test – Can We Use Our Psychic Powers?
My understanding is that we all possess innately all the attributes, all the powers needed to fulfill God’s purpose for us on this plane and prepare us for change into the next level, world, etc. This is our training ground in other words. However psychic powers are something the writings tell us to not consciously or actively develop. But if someone already possesses such a strength how can they stop using it? For example the Master was reported to have foreseen a problem in travel to America on the Titanic and for sure he was right. Should he have ignored this inner warning? I don’t think so. Since he is the overall Perfect Exemplar of the Baha’i Revelation then we need to follow his teaching, both what he wrote and how he lived.
The term psychic powers is a general term covering a lot of specifics but again while the Writings prohibit the active development of such powers they also permit the use of spiritual healing which to me is a specific kind of psychic strength and it is not extremely.
Take for example the extraordinary powers of animals that seem to sense when a storm is coming long before humans can. They have this inner sense and so do we but because of our free will we have made choices that often pervert those inner and innate powers. The Master covered this too in SAQ regarding the Three Characters, i.e. Innate, Inherent and Acquired.
I have certain friends who appear to have a high degree of psychic ability and when they tell me their thoughts I listen and then check it out for myself. I don’t just blindly accept what they say. But they also don’t go around telling everyone what to do or how to live, etc. They only respond when asked.