Born on this day on a farm in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, psychic Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) has been called the "Sleeping Prophet" and the "Father of Holistic Medicine" for his prophecies and spiritual healing.
"I have nothing to sell and am seeking only to be of help," he once said.
At age four, he saw his grandfather's accidental drowning. Following the tragedy, Cayce said his grandfather would "visit" him. At 13, an angel appeared to him and said Cayce would be a healer.
"Life as a whole, is a continuous thing; emanating from power, energy, and God-consciousness," said Cayce.
The clairvoyant went on to lead a remarkable life, a counselor to Thomas Edison and Woodrow Wilson, helping thousands with his predictions and wisdom from "the other side."
"For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much -- if he lives and uses that in hand day by day -- shall be full to running over," he said.
In 1931, Cayce formed the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach to study and preserve his work which include the transcripts of over 14,000 medical readings which came as he slept. He said he had no conscious control over them and was able to help clients who were hundreds of miles away.
"Patience is the lesson all souls must learn, not merely passiveness, but active patience. Patience allows us to learn from one experience and move on to another."
Why feel sorry for yourself?