The other day I was being interviewed for a local news show. The lovely lady who was reporting asked me if everyone was psychic. This is a question that I have been asked numerous times and I thought it a good idea to write a post about it. The answer is an absolute yes.
There is an old joke from my youth that starts with the question how do you get to Carnegie Hall? The answer is practice, practice, practice. That is the primary difference between my psychic abilities and yours. I have used mine, on a daily basis, for over 40 years. They say that to become a master at any craft you have to spend ten thousand hours doing it. I would say that at this point, I have done that with my psychic ability. The good news is that if I can do it to become skilled at my craft, you can certainly do it, in much less time, to get a working usage of yours. While I will delve into various exercises to assist in doing so in later posts, I would like to begin with getting you used to the concept that everyone is born psychic.
When you were a child, did you have an imaginary friend or playmate? All of us did even if we can’t recall it with clarity. It is quite a phenomenon and at the time of its occurrence, most of us had an immense amount of detail about our friend and playmate for such an early stage of cognitive development. If you are fortunate enough to have small children in your lives, take a moment and ask them about this. You may be amazed at the amount of information in their responses. It is my belief that at this age we still have a very close relationship with spirits and spirit guides and that these are not at all imaginary. Unfortunately, we are not encouraged in these areas of connectedness and they atrophy with time or we are actively discouraged. As we get older there are several other ways that our inner psychic voice speaks to us.
Have you ever thought of a song only to have it play on the radio moments later? Have you thought of someone and had them call or have you bumped into them shortly thereafter? When I have asked this question during speaking engagements, every hand in the room shoots up. I really can’t say that I have ever met someone who has not had this experience at least once. Because of societal conditioning, many dismiss this as a mere coincidence. This is what is called precognition or knowing something before it happens and it is a very important aspect of E.S.P. If you have had this experience then you too have predicted the future. Pretty cool isn’t it?
How about déjà vu? This is that odd sensation of feeling that you have had an experience before when all outer reality defies that notion. It is a dream-like memory in which you step outside the confines of space and time. When I was in the earlier stages of working to develop my abilities, I went through a period where I would have this experience last up to five minutes at a time. When that occurred I seriously questioned my sanity till I learned that it is part of the same function that lets one see events that have passed and those that have yet to come. Stay with that feeling for a few moments the next time it happens to you. It will help to reawaken your gift within.
In closing, I would like to touch on what is, to me, one of the most important indicators of one’s own psychic ability, the gut feeling. How many times have you said to yourself that you had a feeling about something? Using the expression that one had a good feeling or a bad feeling in retrospect of some occurrence in our lives is quite common to most of us. Again, I don’t know anyone who is not familiar with this. This is what I was taught to call “the knowing” and it is the basis for all other intuitive awareness to be built upon. When you find yourself having such a feeling, take a moment and pay attention to it and give it the encouragement that it needs to grow. If you continue to do so you will be well on your way to a lifetime relationship with your psychic self.