clairsentience

Is it psychic? Or just experience?

Intuition/psychic ability and experience form a spectrum of knowledge, and it’s not always possible to tell where one begins and the other ends. Here’s what I mean:

There’s an old story about a factory owner, whose very complicated, very expensive piece of machinery stopped working. This machine was essential to his manufacturing, so he couldn’t let it stay idle for long. So he called a crusty, old repairman,  who arrived with his ancient tool kit. He looked at the machine for a few minutes, opened his kit, took out a wrench, and tapped a pipe 3 times. Then he presented the factory owner with a bill for $1000.

The factory owner was furious. He said to the repairman, “You’ve only been here 5 minutes. All you did is tap 3 times on a pipe. How can that cost $1000? I want an itemized bill.”

The repairman wrote out a new bill, which looked like this:

  • Tapping on pipe                       $  15
  • Knowing where to tap              $985

The joke obviously revolves around the value of experience.

At the extreme other end of the spectrum, there is knowledge that can only be gained psychically. For example, 25 years ago, when I was first starting to do psychic readings, I volunteered to do readings for a small women’s group, to whom I’d been referred by a mutual acquaintance. I eventually became friends with a couple of the women. Last year, one of them told me that she knew right away that I was for real because I told her something she’d done that she had done by herself, and never told anyone. So clearly that was psychic info.

Sometimes it’s not so clear. Last November, another acquaintance approached me about joining a network marketing group he had joined, saying that in 5 months, he was already making a ton of money on his tiny investment. The company was Zeek Rewards, in which he bought penny auction bids and gave them away via an automated process arranged by the company. He said he was making “1.4% average a day or 42% a month and it compounds” in just a few minutes a day. This man has proven himself trustworthy over the years, so I believed him.

But I’m not into network marketing (some of the products don’t work, all are overpriced, and even if the products work, the commission set up has to be good enough to make money.) I have never made money on any network marketing. It’s fine for other people, just not for me. I ignored his email.

I ran into him in early July, and he extolled the virtues of this particular network marketing company, telling me I was missing out on a good thing, taht he was still making money, exactly as he’d told me. Something in me said, “Ponzi scheme”. Not only did I not go for it, I told him to take his money out ASAP, before he couldn’t get it out at all. Honestly, I can’t tell you if it was a feeling (clairsentience) or a voice in my head (clairaudience or telepathy).

Here’s the funny thing: I was right.

So was it psychic knowledge? Or was it just that I’ve been around businesses for a long time, and I know a scam when I hear one? I honestly don’t know — and that’s the point. Experience and psychic knowledge go hand in hand — and maybe that combination is what people call ‘intuition’.

Are you psychic? 8 ways to tell

Every time I ‘read’ a new client, I look at their ability to get information intuitively aka psychically. Lately I’ve had a few who were quite psychic, but didn’t know that, and were uncomfortable with it. All they knew was they knew or felt things that they weren’t ‘supposed’ to know. At the end of our session, one of these clients said, ‘thanks for letting me know I’m not crazy’.So I thought I’d give you the most common ways people experience their psychic abilities, when they don’t know the abilities are psychic abilities — the things that make people think they’re crazy.  Often people experience more than one, but it’s rare for someone to have ALL of them. I’m listing them in the order of the chakras with which they’re associated. For more on the chakras, go here.

  • I’m jumpy for ‘no reason’ – You might get psychic information in your first chakra, which is normally concerned with survival stuff (health, money, etc.). The problem is that when you’re getting psychic information here, this information may not be about you. So when you feel nervous or jumpy, you have to ask yourself, “Is this even about me?” If the answer is yes, deal with it yourself. If the answer is no, then sit with it, and see if the information becomes more specific. If you can’t get anything more specific, let it go and relax.
  • I can feel other people’s feelings -This is a classic example of a wide open 2nd chakra. To some degree, we are all wired for this (using mirror neurons) and it is definitely stronger in some people than in others. For many, this is a good thing. But for some people, others’ feelings hijack your own life. There are things you can do to stop this, but a written description won’t suffice.
  • I can feel the energy of a place – This is similar to feeling others’ feelings — except no mirror neurons are involved. Back when I was opening up psychically, I attended a Sunday open house of a house that was for sale, on the recommendation of my realtor. Though the house had all the features I was looking for, I was so creeped out by the feeling of the place that I literally ran out in under 2 minutes. The next day, the realtor told me that the house was owned by a fugitive who was wanted for murder.
  • I have these internal arguments – And it’s not just yes/no or should/shouldn’t. There are multiple lines of argument from different points of view. I suggest that in this case, you are probably hearing your guides’ points of view. There are things you can do to work with this, and turn it into an asset rather than an annoyance, but a written description won’t suffice. This is a throat (5th) chakra ability.
  • I can hear other people’s thoughts or or see other people’s pictures – Have you ever had a thought, and then had it immediately contradicted by another? Many years ago, my (now ex) husband went out of town on a business trip while I moved house for us. The new place was closer to the airport than the old one. When I picked him up at SFO, he said he wanted to drive, which was fine with me. As we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, I pictured in my mind our new exit, and driving to our new home. Immediately afterwards, an image of the old exit came into my mind. I said, “No, we’ve moved, we’re getting off at the Sausalito exit.” To which he replied, “Thanks.” (I was so sure that I’d seen his picture that I never even asked him. And I was right, because he wasn’t even surprised when I corrected him.) My example is a third eye (6th chakra) one, but hearing others’ thoughts is either throat chakra or crown (7th) chakra  ability.
  • I get images of the future, places I’ve never been, people I’ve never met – Classic clairvoyance (third eye)! The problem with these is that you don’t know what the images are until later. It’s important to remember these (even keep notes), so that when they show up in real life, you’ll understand (a) that you ‘saw’ this stuff earlier and (b) learn what sorts of things/people/ places/events you tend to foresee.
  •  I ‘just know’ stuff – I ‘just know’ what someone else is thinking, or who’s on the other end of the phone when I pick it up (and no, Caller ID doesn’t count). Again, this is a crown chakra ability, which is direct mind to mind communication. When it’s with a living human, it’s called telepathy. When it’s with a discarnate being, it’s called channeling.
  • I have precognitive dreams –  This is often astral travel, which is sending your consciousness to other places and/or times. Sometimes (though this will feel completely different, and is not technically a dream), it’s actually leaving your body to go to another point in space/time.

If you do any of these things, and want to learn more about your abilities and/or practice them in a safe setting, please send me an email. I’m thinking of doing my teleseminar series again, beginning in August. It will be twice a month, for about 1 1/4 hours/class, at 5:30PM PT. I am taking votes on whether Tuesdays or Thursdays are preferable. Please let me know which day you prefer.

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.

Trees really DO go dormant in winter!

I make a habit of saying hello to the trees as I walk by them on my daily morning walk. Not every tree, and not the entire walk, but most of the trees on part of the walk.Because of this, I notice that trees do, in a sense, say hello back. What happens is actually that I send an energetic wave of greeting and appreciation to each tree as I walk — and the tree sends a return wave of energy, which I can feel in my aura. Different trees are different; some sort of sparkle or shimmer as they do it, with some I can hear a sort of laugh of delight with my clairaudience. Could I be making this up? Absolutely, especially the laughter!

But here’s the interesting thing. I’m up in Sacramento, and it’s winter here. Though the days will generally reach the high 50s, at night, it is often below freezing, which means that the many deciduous trees are going dormant. Those which have lost all their leaves don’t return my hello! The trees that have many orange or yellow or red leaves still seem to return my greeting, but it’s very weak, a fraction of what I’m used to. The conifers still return my greeting at full strength. The fact that I can still feel the conifers’ greeting in the normal way let’s me know that I haven’t changed, rather it’s the trees which have.

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.

Those gut feelings? WAAAY more important than you think!

You have to read this (it’s short)! Your gut influences not only things like your immune system, but perhaps things like your personality and ability to learn.
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.

How do you know what to do?

How do you know what to do? What the right course of action is?

Sometimes your body gives you clues. Here’s what I mean:

My friend, Jenni, like so many people, is unemployed, and has been for over a year. She’s managing by moving in with her elderly parents, and helping to take care of them while she looks for work.

One thing that buoys her spirits is the spiritual course/community she joined for the year. It meets weekly, is reasonably priced, and has helped her maintain a positive attitude. As part of the course, she was required to attend a retreat weekend, to which she readily agreed, though she didn’t know how much it would cost. It turned out to cost $275, which, she said, was more than she’d spent on anything in over a year. She was committed, as it was part of the curriculum, and because she’d given her word, which she takes very seriously. She had an immediate visceral reaction, literally feeling sick to her stomach — and that reaction recurred every time she thought about the retreat. She also found it hard to eat.

Finally, she couldn’t stand the feeling any more, and got up the courage to explain her situation to the group leader. Of course the leader was sympathetic, and asked her what she could afford. She told him $125, to which he readily agreed. While that was still more than she’d spent on anything in the last year, she felt the money was well worth spending. And her digestive distress went away completely!

Here’s another example:

I ask people I talk to casually to call my radio show if they have any relationship questions, because I do need callers, ideally about 5 per show — hint, hint. (Oddly, though, the people who have called in are not the people I’ve asked.) So I asked Ben, whom I met at a party a few weeks ago to call in. He agreed to call that same week, and I was thrilled.

A few hours before the show began, he called to ask if it was okay if he didn’t call in to the show, saying he was under pressure at work.His call surprised me —  I’d forgotten that he’d agreed, and anyway, if I had a dime for each time someone said they’d call and didn’t, well, let’s just say I wouldn’t still be doing client sessions. Of course, I said it was fine if he didn’t call.

Here’s what he told me later: “I felt so much better after you let me off the hook, it was amazing! I had
walked down to my PO Box, and my head was pounding. My blood pressure has been going up and I’m sure this was a new record. The world looked dark. 

“When I make a commitment to someone, it’s cast in stone, but I decided I should at least find out what my commitment meant to you, so I called. When you said it was fine if i didn’t call the show, the day literally got brighter — it was a beautiful day and I had not known that.

“Oh, and my head stopped pounding.”

So here’s the take-away: At a deep level, you know what you need. And since mind/body are one system, your body knows what’s best. If you don’t yet have a well-developed intuition, you can begin by listening to your body — it will guide you to do what you need to generate positive results. 

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.