intuition

Yes, Virgina, ESP does exist!

Although scientists can’t explain it using current models, a meta-analysis of empirical scientific studies for over 150 years shows that extrasensory perception is real. My favorite line is

“traditional cognitive and neuroscience models, which are largely based on classical physical concepts, are incomplete.”

Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Perception and Quantum Models of Cognition

Hollis Polk is a personal coach (www.888-4-hollis.com), who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.

The Future of Privacy

Are you upset about the lack of privacy on the web? About how current or potential employers can see those photos of you from college, or worse, high school, of you doing the stupid things you still can’t believe you did back then? Perhaps a little historical perspective is in order.

Back when humans lived in small clans, and even when we lived mostly in villages, everyone knew everyone else’s business, all the time. You couldn’t have an adulterous affair, and expect not to be branded with the letter A. If your acts were too outrageous, you had to leave the tribe or clan, which in some cases meant certain death. Consequently, people moderated their behavior to suit the norms of their society.  Yes, it was stultifying, and you can read about that in countless Victorian novels. (There are still places like this, places where entire extended families sleep in the same room, and so nothing is private, not even sex between a husband and wife.)

Towns and cities grew. More people moved away from their farms and small towns to live in these cities. Living alone in a city, you began to feel that what you did was private, and largely anonymous. (Please note that anonymity is often conflated with privacy here.) The result of this privacy/anonymity is the feeling that you could indulge in all sorts of debauched or nefarious behavior without anyone knowing, which is to say, without consequences. And you feel the strongest privacy/anonymity within your own home, your refuge from the outside world. (In the US, this is partly because of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, which states, in part, that “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated”.) 

Along comes the Internet, and especially Facebook, which has made it ridiculously easy for you to document your own life if you have access to a computer and/or a smartphone. Unfortunately, all your friends can do this, too. So now, any unguarded, embarrassing behavior, even done in your own home, can now be opened up to the scrutiny of the entire world. Global village, indeed! We are, in fact, coming full circle. Or as Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, says, “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.”

Now imagine that the internet is a precursor for humanity’s development. Envision a world where the internet is unnecessary because everyone can tap into the same knowledge base, where everyone has internal access to all knowledge all the time. Envision a world where everyone has fully developed intuitive abilities — especially external clairvoyance (the ability to see everyone’s energy fields), clairsentience (the ability to feel other’s emotions) and telepathy (the ability to know what others are thinking). This is where I think we’re headed.

You’ll have to modify not only your behavior, but also your thoughts, which cause your feelings, or everyone will know. The good news is that you’ll know everything about everyone else, too, so they’ll have to modify their behavior and thoughts, as well. This will result in more fair trade, because everyone will be aware of the consequences of their purchases. It will also result in a lot less crime, as it will be intuitively obvious to everyone that a crime is about to be committed, and people will choose to intervene gently. People will eventually be easier on themselves, too, because they’ll have example of how to change their thoughts, so they don’t have to beat themselves up.

Hollis Polk is a personal coach (www.888-4-hollis.com), who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.

Can meditation make you lucky?


Did you know that there’s a structure to luck? There is.

And if you’ve ever lost something, then relaxed and felt yourself being led to just the thing you though you’d lost, you may have wondered if there were a connection between the two. There is — learn what it is tomorrow.

Join me tomorrow for a FREE teleclass, in which we’ll explore how you can be luckier, as well as the surprising ways in which happiness, success, health and luck are connected.

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Hollis Polk is a personal coach (www.888-4-hollis.com), who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.

Have I become a cyborg?

I have always laughed at those folks, walking around with the blue tooth headsets, seemingly talking to no one. (How can you tell if that person talking to no one is normal or schizophrenic? By the presence — or absence — of a blue tooth headset.) I jokingly call them cyborgs — the next step is implantation of that headset in the ear.

Actually, I think that blue tooth technology and wireless devices are just proxies for the coming of widespread human telepathy. Or maybe we’re using technology to reclaim part of our birthright.

I obviously don’t have a blue tooth headset. But I’m beginning to wonder if I’m part cyborg, myself.

I’ve been without my Mac for over a week now, except for one day, during which I rescued the two main documents I’m working on, and a bit of my calendar, which I had to (eek!) write down by hand. The substitute Mac I have is even more unreliable than my main one, in that it shuts down randomly (save your work often!), and it doesn’t have my address book (BOTH my address book backups died simultaneously with my Mac hard drive), nor can it access my email.

I’m feeling really out of sorts. Everything takes twice as long on this old machine, and the keys and the touch pad don’t feel the same. I feel unproductive, at sea. There are lots of things I can’t do, but I’m also avoiding things I can do online, like write this, just because it’s not the same machine. Have I become so attached to this computer, this thing, that I’m not myself without it? And does that make me a cyborg?

But here’s the even stranger thing: I’m noticing my own telepathy more. I am planning to hike with a friend, M, in Marin on Saturday afternoon. Since I don’t go there all that often, I decided to visit another friend, J, afterwards, around 5:30, and arranged that over a week ago. This morning, it popped into my mind to stop and see a third friend, A, but I dismissed it, because I don’t have my address book, so I don’t have her phone number. Here’s what happened:

I was talking to a client this morning. We were almost done with our conversation, just saying our goodbyes, when the phone cut out. I hit *69, as she had called me, but got connected to M instead!

M said that she was planning to visit A on Saturday (wow, what a coincidence!), and could I shift my plans to accommodate that?

Well, I had to call J to see if she could meet at 6 instead of 5:30 — but I wanted to visit A, as well. Luckily, M had A’s phone number (remember, I don’t have an address book), and it turns out that A’s birthday is Saturday, so I was invited to her open house!

And J had emailed me this morning (but I have no email) to ask if I could arrange our meeting to be at 6 instead of 5:30!

Maybe I’m connected on the innernet, even when I’m not connected on the internet. And maybe you are, too.

Hollis Polk is a personal coach (www.888-4-hollis.com), who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.

Are dreams real?

On Sunday night, or more correctly, sometime early Monday morning, I had a dream where I was teaching a class. The class went as usual, which meant that during the part where the students were reading each other, I had some free time. Normally, I’d stay and sort of check in on how folks were doing, but this time, I went out to my car to see if everything was ready for the meeting I had after the class. My trunk was open and someone had stolen my laptop, which meant that I no longer had the necessary info and had to cancel the meeting. The good news was that I ad backed everythign up, and wasn’t even upset.

Clearly, what was important to me about the dream was not what happened in class, so when I woke up I didn’t really remember that part.

Here’s the funny thing:

On Monday afternoon, I got the following email from a woman who was in one of my classes a couple of years ago:

“Last night I had a dream and you were a character. You came up behind me.. I was in some kind of classroom setting… you looked at me seriously… the classroom became silent… you put one of your hands on my right back shoulder and the other on the front.. I let out some tears and I remember feeling a release, yet without a conscious focus on what it was or why… then you disappeared and the class continued…”

So were our dreams just the fragments of what we can remember in normal waking consciousness of an alternate reality (the astral plane?) that we both shared?

Hollis Polk is a personal coach (www.888-4-hollis.com), who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.