We value academic intelligence, known as IQ; emotional intelligence; and political savvy. Your psychic
ability (PsiQ) is another important part of being a well developed person so you can make the best decisions for your life.
Everyone is psychic, and developing this innate ability
doesn't require a particular belief system — in fact hard held beliefs can get in the way of
developing and using your psychic sense, because psychic insights come more easily when you are open-minded and curious.
People throughout history
and in walks of life have claimed to use the psychic sense or intuition. But things psychic are mostly left out of history
books, and this gets in the way of valuing our psychic sense. I talk about this and how we can bring psychic development
into the mainstream in my keynote speech at the Athena Festival on November 7, 2010, entitled, "Women's Intuition:
Celebration of a Powerful Reality.
Develop your psychic muscle with these two handouts:
Daily Psychic Check-Ins and the Card you can carry with you everyday to track your exercising the psychic muscle. You are welcome to copy these handouts
for your personal use.
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Harriet Tubman's psychic
Scientists, business professionals, musicians, artists, writers and more...on their use of intuition:
Examines the role dreams have played
throughout history, including how scientists, business professionals, military and political leaders, musicians, artists,
and writers have used dreams in their work, including:
A. von Kekule, professor of chemistry at Ghent, Belgium, who revolutionized organic chemistry from a dream. (p. 35-36)
Dmitri Mendeleyev, professor of chemistry at Saint Petersburg, who developed the Periodic Table of Elemens
based on a dream, predicting the existence of 3 elements that were later discovered. (p. 35)
Reviews how intuition has been used in history, how it works, and how to develop it. Examples
of noted people who have used intuition:
- Pythagoras, Plato, and Aristotle.
Archimedes' experience gave the author inspiration for the title of her book, "Eureka!"
- Albert Einstein: "My understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe did not
come out of my rational mind." (p. 29)
- Alexis Carrell,
Nobel Prize-winning surgeon/biologist: "All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning
or analysis, what they need to know." (p. 59)
How writers use their dreams in their work, including:
Autobiography, includes how Conrad Hilton used his
"Connie's hunches" to be successful in business.
- “I’ve been accused more than once of
playing hunches. Since I suppose I do and it sounds so mysterious, a little like following a Ouija board
or gazing into a crystal ball, and since I further believe most people have them, whether they follow them or not, I’ve
tried to figure out what’s in a hunch. I think the other name for hunch is intuition…”
Quotes on Intuition:
Jonas Salk, developed the polio vaccine:
- "Reason alone will not serve. Intuition alone can be improved
by reason, but reason alone without intuition can easily lead the wrong way...That's why I think that there is both an art
and a science to what we do. The art of science is as important as so-called technical science. You need both.
It's the combination that must be recognized and acknowledged as valued." (Interview with Jonas Salk, May 16, 1991, San Diego, CA, by the Academy of Achievement)
Barbara McClintock, cell geneticst,
Nobel laureate, mother of epigenetics:
- “When you suddenly see the problem, something happens that you
have the answer—before you are able to put it into words. It is all done subconsciously. (She also
used the word intuition to describe how she knew.) This has happened too many times to me, and I know when
to take it seriously. I’m so absolutely sure. I don’t talk about it, I don’t
have to tell anybody about it, I’m just sure this is it." (A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock, by Evelyn Fox Keller, p. 103)
Tom Peters, management consultant
and best selling author:
- “Leaders trust their guts. ‘Intuition’
is one of those good words that has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, intuition has become a ‘soft’
notion. Garbage! Intuition is the new physics. It’s an Einsteinian,
seven-sense, practical way to make touch decisions. Bottom line, circa 2001 to 2010: The
crazier the times are, the more important it is for leaders to develop and trust their intuition." (Fast Company Magazine #44, February 28, 2001)