psychic abilities

Dealing with Uncertainty

Are you feeling stressed out by the amount of uncertainty in your world?  Me, too.When I was getting my MBA, I took a course, called “Self-Assessment and Career Development”. In the course, we did a number of standard tests to learn more about ourselves, so that we could plan our careers better. One of these explored how comfortable we were with ambiguity/uncertainty. I was extremely high in this regard — out there on one tail of the bell curve with the research scientists.

On top of that, I have clairvoyant abilities, so I can see out into the future for planning purposes. I also have a strong belief in inertia, which is the tendency of something to remain going (or not going) along the path on which it is already going. This helps for planning, as well, and for being comfortable with uncertainty.

But I’m feeling a bit uncomfortable with the amount of uncertainty in the world right now. And if I’m feeling it, I’ll bet you are, too.

I have a strong sense right now that my belief in inertia is about to be challenged. In fact, I ‘see’ an image of a point on a graph where the direction changes abruptly, a place where all change is possible, coming quite soon. (See bad drawing on left. Point A is the point to which I refer.) I can see that on the other side of it, things are going to look much the same as today, but much better somehow.

So how do we handle this place where anything is possible? Here is what my guides want us all to remember:

  • We are all in this together. Since we are co-creating this reality, each of us must do his or her part to create the future we choose. What do you choose? Do you choose the golden rule, or do you choose a situation where he who has the gold, rules? Do you choose freedom and justice for all, or do you choose a government sold to the highest bidder? Do you choose the comfort of the dysfunctional system we have, because at least it is something you know, or do you choose to envision something healthier, even though it’s scary because it is unknown?
  • Vision matters. What is your vision of the future? What is yor vision for yourself? your family? your community? your country? the Earth as a whole? Since we create our realities from our (often unconscious) beliefs, it is important to notice where those beliefs lead us into fear and to shift them to more empowering beliefs. (If you want help with this, call me at 888-4-HOLLIS.)
  • Collective vision matters.  If enough of us have a vision of a better world, say one of ecological health, then this is the way it will go. None of us has to know how to get there, or even exactly where “there” is, we just all have to have a positive vision. This means, of course, that we can’t give in to the dystopian visions that fear creates, and that are fed to us by the media.
  • Action matters. There is an old saying that ‘nothing changes until something moves’.
  • You only have to do your part. Feeling responsible for the future of the world be quite overwhelming. You are not responsible for the entire world; you are only responsible for your part of it and in it. Your part can be meditating and holding the positive vision and/or protesting and/or helping to develop an energy-saving device and/or planting a garden and/or recycling and/or well, you name it. Just do your part, whatever that is.

I really believe that if each of us holds a positive vision for ourselves, our families, our communities, our countries, and the planet, then it will help put us on a good track as we travel through this uncertain time.

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.

Think of the Devil…

Most people know to call me on my land lines, not my cell phone, so my cell phone doesn’t ring much. 

Last night, I was at a lecture where Marilyn Schlitz, the head of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, was speaking about their project on worldviews, based on her book, Living Deeply , and taking that into the schools. I thought strongly of a friend of mine, who is a middle school teacher in inner city LA, because I knew it was just up her alley. We were really good friends in college, but we don’t talk all that much now — we’re both busy with work, family, etc. We hadn’t spoken, in fact, since August. I actually wished she were there with me, listening to the lecture, so she could get fired up about it. 

During the lecture, my cell phone rang — my friend in LA!

As I explained to her, telepathy needs two participants — a sender and a receiver. I’m a powerful sender, and I guess she’s a pretty good receiver. 

I really want to hear from you — does this happen to you? When? Why? How?

PS – The title of this comes from the old expression, “Speak of the devil and he appears.” I am in no way calling my friend the devil.

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.