BIG PSYCHIC HITS On a Friday night, my mother dreamt of a man she used to work with, years ago before she retired. Not someone she is still in communication with or has reason to think about that often.
On Saturday, she texted the man's wife Elana and said "I had a dream about Jack last night."
Elana didn't respond. Probably because, we found out later, it was one of dozens of texts she received about Jack that day.
On Sunday, a former coworker and mutual friend called my mother, wondering if she had heard that Jack had passed away on Friday.
"How could that not be psychic?" my mother asked, rhetorically. "How could we not believe in it, when something like this happens?"
EVERYDAY INTUITION There are those big psychic hits that are impossible to miss, but I believe at least some of us are receiving intuitive impulses all the time, more than we realize, more than we can ever know without external feedback.
No matter the "size" of the bombshell, she never would have known she'd had a psychic experience unless someone had told her.
"Let me know if I say something psychic."
It has become a joke that's not really a joke with some of the people I'm closest to. I get on a roll when I'm conversing with friends -- I like to think I have a quick wit, I'm definitely a manic talker, and in the flow of connection, I slip into channeling information, here and there.
To me, it just feels like plucking a random metaphor out of the ether to illustrate my point on the fly -- they often seem a bit whacky, but they're specific.
Too specific to be random.
But I don't know that.
The person I'm talking to is the one flipping out over that particular image or that choice of words.
"How did you know…? Why would you have chosen to say that…?"
Because I'm psychic.
We're all a little bit psychic.
And we miss most of it because it probably just feels like our thoughts.
Think of all the information you receive through verbal communication throughout your day. Very little of it feels earth-shattering, life-changing, shocking, squeal-inducing, amazing, or even juicy.
But a lot of it is relevant, practical, important. While you might think you could do away with a lot of it, you would not choose to dismiss most of the communication you receive.
Psychic information has its own range, from throw-away tidbits to life-altering insights.
PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT Most people believe that in order to develop your intuition you go off in your Tower, and you meditate really hard, and pray real good, and you visualize, and strain to hear your guides, and you practice and practice, and you get really super psychic and THEN you come down and go out into the world, ready to lay your psychic powers on everybody.
The process is pretty much the exact opposite.
The thing you require most is feedback outside your own head. You won't ever "know for sure." Most of the time you may not even realize you're being psychic unless somebody tells you.
I've never had one single person who was accepted to work with Automatic Intuition -- based on good intentions, not skill, by the way -- who received the attunement and did the first round of practice readings, who did not experience psychic hits.
In most cases, there is at least one instance that surprised and impressed them with their own latent ability.
Feedback is one of the most important factors.
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