Many folks out there are under or mis-informed when it comes to the truth about intuition and about what I do when I provide a reading for my clients. What images come to mind when you hear the words psychic or clairvoyant? A gypsy with a scarf over her head, staring into a crystal ball? Or perhaps someone more modern, like Alison DuBois who was the model for the television series “Medium”?
In my experience doing this work since 2008, I’ve observed a fair amount of skepticism, by those who don’t believe in the idea that we all possess an inner GPS that guides us through our lives; and that all “so-called” psychic mediums, clairvoyants, tarot card readers and astrologers prey on their clients and rely on cold reading skills and subjective validation. In response to that attitude, I offer this: for a year and a half I worked for a San Francisco think tank doing predictive work with specific outcomes with an accuracy rate of 83%, which negates any reliance on cold reading or subjective validation.
I’d also like to offer the idea that clairvoyance/psychic ability/intuition is not a gift for the chosen few. Everyone who has the capacity to quiet the mind and tune in can access intuition. My colleagues and I are not the only source of this information, though I did work hard to develop the skills necessary to use my intuition. Prior to doing this work professionally, I studied and practiced to become more in touch with the part of my consciousness where intuition resides.
Science posits that intuition’s origin is in our limbic brain or reptilian part of our brain. Psychology Today published an article titled “The Science of Intuition” where Kelly Turner Ph.D states that: “Our intuition often knows what’s best for us even when our thinking minds do not understand yet what’s going on. That’s because intuition operates from the part of our brain that developed at a time when hidden dangers could jump out at us at any moment – such as a tiger hiding behind bushes. This part of our brain became highly skilled at sensing immediate danger as well as places of safety. However, because most of us now live a relatively safe, day-to-day existence, that part of our brain is not triggered very often, and when it is, we are not familiar with it, so we tend to ignore its messages. However, we all still have that part of our brain and some of my patients have learned how to use it to their advantage.”
Tuning into and using our innate intuitive senses can positively affect our daily lives, by informing our decision making and relating skills. We make hundreds of choices daily, using the most/all of the senses that we have, and intuition is just one of them. Often times our intuitive sense knows the right answer long before our rational minds do and we call that a “gut” feeling. Our intuition often works faster and provides great hypothetical answers that our rational minds can then research and quantify. In most cases, the answers and ideas that our intuition offers us turn out to be the best options in a given situation.
That’s part of the information that I provide to my clients in order to help them solve real life issues, in addition to helping them tune in to their own intuitive sense. Why not use all information available to us and enhance our cognitive toolkits?