‘Seatbelt Psychic’ Thomas John Gives Unsuspecting Passengers the Ride of Their Lives

By Barb Oates

I watched this for the first time this week and let me tell you…. this guy is GREAT. Go watch the reruns if possible. He is dead-on.
Definitely worth watching.

Seatbelt PsychicIt’s one thing to get in a ride-share car with a stranger, but when the driver happens to be a medium who delivers a message from one of your dearly departed — oh, and then tells you you’re on TV — it’s definitely going to be an interesting day.

Having dual titles as both a psychic and a medium, Thomas John shares his talents in the new Lifetime half-hour series Seatbelt Psychic. No stranger to the entertainment industry, John’s long been driving headlines in magazines and on TV talk with his accurate psychic predictions on world events and celebrities (his website credits him with predicting the death of Whitney Houston, the splitting of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and the death of Michael Jackson).

Can you help us understand the format of the show a bit more? 

Thomas John: I am an undercover ride-share driver. When passengers get into the car, they think they are being picked up by a new ride-share program. Then I share with them that I am a psychic and medium, and I ask them if they would like a reading. There are multiple cameras in the car and, to their surprise, they realize that they are being filmed during the reading. This format allows me to reach all sorts of people with my gift — skeptics, believers and people who would never even think about a medium. … You will see a lot of people surprised to learn I am a psychic, but I always ask first if they are OK receiving a reading.

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There have been a lot of TV mediums over the years, and you have long been connected to celebrities and in the field. What felt right to you for this format and at this point in your career? 

It has always been about the healing work for me. I’ve never been interested in doing a show that exploits the work or focuses on me exclusively as the medium. The great thing about Seatbelt Psychic is that it really features the readings and the stories of people getting into the car, and the healing they experience. To me, that’s the most important.

I know your connections with spirits are completely random and you have no idea who you will be sharing a ride with. Could you share a story or two about some of the riders in your car and who (spirit-wise) greeted them?

There are so many great rides that we had, I don’t know if I can pick just one or two stories. There was a story about a man who connected with his late son and got a very healing message from his son. For him, the healing was really about hearing that his son wants him to continue to celebrate his life, and not focus on his death. You could feel this man really experienced a healing in the car — he was a totally different person stepping out of the car.

I watched an interview with you where you explained how you first realized your gift at age 4, when your grandfather — who you never met — started visiting you. When you explained what was happening to you to your parents, how did they initially react?

When I was 4 years old, my deceased paternal grandfather visited me. He told me specific things there was no way I could possibly know. When I shared this with my parents, they at first laughed it off. Over time, the stuff he told me was too uncanny, and they came to believe I was in touch with my grandfather. They weren’t really supportive about it, and so I became really scared and just ignored it. It wasn’t really until my early 20s that I started to focus on developing my abilities and doing readings.

You’ve explained that you can feel, hear and see spirits when they appear. What’s the level of detail you can see? What do they look like?

It really is unique to every spirit. Spirits communicate through smells, senses, images, feelings, thoughts. It’s however they feel that I can get a message in the best way for the person I am with. I sometimes see faces, I see images that are significant to them, I hear a word or a name. Basically, the spirit uses my senses to communicate to the person I am reading for. It’s a lot going on at once, especially when I am driving!

Seatbelt Psychic, Series Premiere, Wednesday, July 11, 10/9c, Lifetime

Boy, 4, who ‘channels the dead’ told teachers his father had drowned

Georgia Diebelius

A mum was forced to explain to her son’s teacher that her husband had not drowned after he told her about ‘dead loved ones’ from his ‘past lives’.

Megan Betty from Bridgwater in Somerset, said her four-year-old son Charlie began telling strange stories when he was just two-years-old.

The 27-year-old mum was stunned when the he described how he had died when he was a baby after choking on something and that his ‘mother’ was very upset.

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However when quizzed on what he meant, Charlie explained that when he said ‘mother’ he didn’t mean his ‘mummy’ Megan.

The mum-of-four said little Charlie has always been a bit different but she sees his unusual stories as a positive thing and believes that if he has had other lives, he is being watched over by previous loved ones.

Now Megan has shared a picture of a beam of light singling out Charlie among his siblings and wonders if it could be a sign of his past lives.

Experts who have heard Charlie’s case confessed that the occurrences were remarkable, but were divided on whether they would constitute as definitive evidence of past lives.

Megan said: ‘He is always talking about his past lives, all the time. He uses old-fashioned names and talks about when he died.

‘It’s very strange as he is only four. He has always talked about these things since he could talk but it has increased over the last year or so.

‘He won’t say it if you ask him about it, but he just talks about it when he wants to talk about it.

‘I just don’t understand how a four-year-old would talk about their ‘mother and father’ when he doesn’t even call us that.

‘When he says it, I sometimes say ‘you mean mummy and daddy’ and he says ‘no, my mother and father’. I don’t know who he’s talking about. ‘Once when I warned him to eat something carefully as he could choke, he said ‘oh, I choked when I was a baby’.

‘I asked him what happened and he said ‘I died and I was gone forever and my mother was very sad’.

‘It’s strange the way he talks for a four-year-old. He’s been talking about his ‘father’ since he was two.

‘For a two-year-old to use words like ‘father’ is odd and he doesn’t mean his dad either. I asked if he meant his dad or his granddad and he said no.

‘At school, his teacher got in touch to say he had been talking about his father drowning. I had to explain that his dad was fine.

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When taking pictures on a day out at the Quantocks with her children, including Imogen, seven, George, three, and three-month-old Millie, Megan noticed a bizarre shape in one of the photos.

The picture appears to show a beam of light shining down solely on Charlie and not on any of the other children, and people have subsequently said the light has faces in it.

While remaining open to explanations, Megan speculated whether the light could be a symbol of the presence of loved ones from Charlie’s past lives and is eager for experts to offer their opinion.

Megan said: ‘He’s always been a little bit different, which is why I thought the picture was more than just a trick of the light.

‘It could be nothing but it would be nice to know what it is. I don’t really know what the explanation could be.

‘The light in the picture could be the sun, but it is funny how it is just on him and it is wrapped round his face as well.

‘It wasn’t even that sunny a day when we got the picture, which was odd. If the light was on everybody, that would explain it, but it was just on Charlie.

‘If an expert said it was just the light, I would believe them. I am skeptical of things like that so I would like to see what people think.

‘I’m not one to say that it is definitely something. It’s just with all the things that Charlie has said that makes me wonder if there is something else in it.

‘It’s a really nice picture either way, even if there is a normal explanation for it.’

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Paranormal investigator Julie Cockroft, who has a diploma in parapsychology and mediumship, was blown away when she heard the stories about Charlie’s past lives.

She said: ‘Straight away when I saw the picture I noticed up at the top there are quite a few spirit faces in the light that shines down on the boy.

‘It could be a case of past lives. There are cases where children speak about these kind of things. I do believe in past lives, but it is rare.

‘It’s a very interesting case. Based on what he is saying, I do believe he is talking about a past life, and I would be eager to hear more.’

Meanwhile, parapsychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe admitted that Charlie’s situation mirrors many of the most famous alleged cases of past lives, including the Pollock twins – two girls who were supposedly reincarnations of their dead siblings.

However he was keen to stress that there may be other more rational explanations to the strange phenomenon too and the occurrences should not necessarily be taken as evidence of a past life.

Megan remains open-minded and says that as long as Charlie is happy and healthy and his experiences remain positive, then the family will not worry.

She said: ‘We see it as a positive thing and it doesn’t unsettle me at all.

‘I have only ever had good vibes from it. Charlie is not bothered by any of it either. I always feel he is looked after by it.’

Article Source – www.metro.co.uk

WHICH PSYCHIC EMPATH ARE YOU?

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Psychic Empaths

These are the types of psychic empaths: find out which you are…

About empathy

Empathy is when you understand what someone is going through as if you were walking in their shoes. You are very sensitive to energy kind of person.

Those people who are empathic have a capacity that’s called clairsentience. This is the ability to get the emotions that are showed in the world when you’re interacting with people and animals. You are affected by what’s going on around you.

Which are the types of psychic empaths?

It’s good to keep in mind that not all empaths have the same abilities. Some can really feel what other people are going through, while any other empath can, just as easily, to show changes in the levels of the energy of what surrounds them. But one thing is the same for all empaths: their capacity to feel the levels’ energy. They can even do some subtle changes and some ‘normal’ people might not see at first. Find out what are the best phone psychic readings here.

The emotional empath

Those of you who take part of this type can pick up the emotional feelings of other people and actually experience those after. It’s actually quite good because you can help others – you are very good listeners, because you understand what people feel and where they’re coming from, and it usually doesn’t matter if you’ve been through that or not. However, if you’re also the type of person that gets sad quickly, you might have a problem, as this can really drain your batteries. You have to take care of yourself, too.

The geomantic empath

Or ‘environmental empathy’. You are certainly one of them if you find yourself happy or uncomfortable for no reason at all. Also, ask yourself if you feel some connections to some certain locations, such as churches or groves.

The physical or medical empath

Think about this: you know what a person feels if you’re seeing their energy. You definitely possess the physical or a medical empath. You heal people, either through a medical career or through other ways. Again, don’t forget to take care of yourself, as sometimes you can experience those problems yourself. Sometimes you may even encounter some problems in dealing with some preexisting ones.

The plant empath

With this one, you’ll know the kind of plant you need from instinct. This instinct will show you exactly where to put plants in your home and even garden. To make yourself feel better, you may try to bond with nature by meditating of a special tree to understand the energy better.

The animal empath

You have a strong connection with animals if you’re an animal empath. You care deeply for animals and you understand them and their needs. It’s known that some people even communicate with animals by telepathy.

Article Source – MagneticMag.com

The Real Reason Why Empaths Act Strange Around Inauthentic People

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Empath Behavior

Have you ever noticed how empaths and inauthentic people tend to clash? Sure, this clash isn’t a full-on fight or anything like that but if they are ever around one another the tension in the air is so thick you could almost cut it with a knife.

You see, empaths are people who are emotionally sensitive. They absorb the emotions and energies of the people around them. When they are being around a fake person they are getting emotions and energies that conflict big time. The longer the empath is around the inauthentic person the more the tension will grow.

Empaths are able to read right through these people and while everyone else is fawning over them the empath knows their true intentions. If someone is being overly nice in the hopes of gaining something the empath is most likely going to call them out if things get to a certain extent. They feel pity for these people but are also causing themselves pain by sticking around.

Empaths don’t think they are better than anyone else but they do know that they have a gift most others do not. Their extreme sensitivity really makes them feel sick sometimes. Empaths avoid inauthentic people and really feel physically ill after spending time with them.

Spending too much time with an inauthentic person might leave the empath feeling as if he or she is losing who they are. They end up feeling drained and helpless, to say the least. While they may try to shut down their senses as a means of protecting themselves usually this is not possible.

Empaths just kind of freeze around fake people. They don’t tolerate liars or deceivers. While they may not be wishing these people harm even though they can see through them, they do become very uncomfortable. The best thing an empath can do when facing a fake person is to just remember saying no is always an option and that people pleasing is never necessary.

There is a lot going on in the mind of an empath. They can feel and see things others cannot don’t think they are being off-putting for no reason, there is always a reason.

Article source – AwarenessAct.com

If Your Children Show One Of These 12 Signs, They Could Be A Natural Empath

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Empathic Children

Being an empath doesn’t necessarily mean that you are gifted with powers of clairvoyance or telepathy, but for some people, it seems as real as anything. Some might have naturally gifted abilities to sense what others are feeling, even if they are hiding it.

Often times they develop almost super-human like qualities of empathy at an early age. There’s a special place in everyone’s heart for someone who is truly empathic. They have an uncanny ability to surprise you when you need them most.

Natural child empaths have powers of observation and perception that are almost ‘Sherlockian’ in nature. The following 12 traits can be observed in children at a very young age who may be developing their empathic abilities.

1. They have limited to no friendships:  Many empathic children, unfortunately, deal with isolation. They sense at an early age when people are disingenuous or fraudulent. They may also be able to sense when people mean them harm.

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2. They ‘act out’ when you are feeling angry: Empathic children have difficulty managing their feelings when others around them are feeling negative. They have not yet developed the cognitive ability to keep out negative emotions from others. Instead, they share these feelings with you.

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3. They are exceptionally intuitive: Some children remain oblivious when adults are dealing with difficult challenges or life experiences. Empathic children, seem to know the truth about everything without even fully understanding it. Their powers of intuition may foretell when parents are about to divorce, if an elder is fatally ill, or perhaps when a stranger means them harm.

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4. They enjoy their alone time: Empaths need a break from the emotions around them. They often retreat to a place of solitude after a chaotic experience in the public. Empathic children may flock to their bedrooms after a long day at school.

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5. They are surprisingly good at listening: Sometimes even adults need a shoulder to cry on, and when there aren’t any adults around, you’d be surprised to know just how well an empathic child can deal with your issues. They often take an innocent and plain look at the world, giving you perspective on an issue you wouldn’t normally get to see.

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6. They have tremendous compassion: A natural child empath is often the first to volunteer aid when someone needs help. They sense what another child might be feeling if they fall and scrape their knee, so they do what they’d naturally want someone to do if they were in the same situation.

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7. They tend to steer clear of family gatherings: One too many pinches on the cheek from Aunt Janice is enough to send any child running, but empaths have to deal with so much more. They become hyper aware of the attention of others, and family members tend to smother young children with love and affection that may be too much to handle.

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8. Books and Movies have a profound effect: A natural child empath will not read a book or watch a movie the same way as other children. Instead, they get so roped into the emotional narrative and the story. Their mind makes them feel they are actually living in the shoes of the character.

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9. They are often misfits or feel they don’t belong: Empathic children have difficulty connecting with other children if they aren’t on the same emotional level as they are. This, in turn, makes them feel left out or lonely.

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10. Crowds Hyper-stimulate Them: Every sound, argument, shout, laugh, cry, and conversation in a crowd is observed by the natural child empath. Being exposed to this environment for extended periods can be exhausting.

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11. They can tell when someone is lying to them: Empathic children are very perceptive of body language, tone of voice and intentions. They’re the children that are most likely to squirm when a doctor says, “this won’t hurt one bit!”

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12. Their feelings are on a far deeper level: On top of dealing with other’s emotions, many empathic children are hyper-aware of their own emotions as well. They may bottle them up in hopes to contain everything they are feeling. Where others may be able to shrug off a feeling, empathic children tend to feel the full effect of a singular emotion.

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15 Difficult Things About Being A Very Intuitive Person

By Brianna Wiest

Intuitive Person

1. It can be hard to tell the difference between an intuitive feeling and just… a feeling. You know that if you treated every passing feeling like an intuitive nudge you’d probably have lost your damn mind by now, so you have to be discerning about what’s a ‘gut feeling’ and what isn’t.

2. It’s hard to convince someone of something just because you ‘know,’ and harder to not say “I told you so” when you’re right. There’s nothing more frustrating than knowing a ‘feeling’ isn’t a compelling argument… except after you were right about said ‘feeling’ and the person you were trying to convince would have saved themselves some trouble had they just trusted you a little.

3. You only want to do what’s ‘right,’ but figuring out what’s ‘right’ is basically your #1 life struggle. You know what it’s like to be able to discern what’s “right” (most positive, most helpful, most beneficial, etc.) in any given moment, and the gratification you get from acting on that inherent knowing. Unfortunately, this can also leave you susceptible to only wanting to act on what’s best, when figuring that out is sometimes a process of trial and error.

4. It’s hard to play dumb when you know people are being dishonest or disingenuous with you. And if you’re being honest, sometimes it hurts to be able to tell someone finds you annoying or wishes you weren’t around as much. It’s probably the biggest downside of being hyper-sensitive to what’s around you, but also probably saves you from spending time with the wrong people.

5. You can be very indecisive, as they say: the clearer the choice, the louder the cry to try and choose otherwise.

6. We live in a world that values thinking over sensing, yet our subconscious minds are much more powerful than our conscious ones. And that’s exactly what you’re tapping into when you have that “intuitive feeling” – your subconscious intelligence. A major reason people doubt themselves is because this typically isn’t seen as valid as conscious choice-making, though we already know the opposite is true.

7. You rarely realize that not only can you intuit ‘truths’ but also ‘possibilities’ (hence being prone to intense anxiety). There are usually multiple potential outcomes to any given situation, and the more you are conscious of one, the more you are conscious of the (less likely, more unfortunate) others.

8. Sometimes, it’s better not to be hyper-aware of (or sensitive to) everything that’s going on in the world, it’s exhausting. You can start to feel as though the world’s problems are your own, and that gets overwhelming when you realize that you alone cannot solve them. (Good news, they’re not – they only feel that way because that’s how you perceive them.)

9. You find joy in understanding things, so you’re quicker to think about them than you are to enjoy them. You sometimes have to remind yourself (or consciously re-teach yourself) to just sit back and enjoy life. You’re so busy putting the puzzle together, you forget to kick back and check out the bigger picture, which is pretty great, too.

10. Not everything requires an in-depth emotional analysis. In fact, some things are best served by leaving them alone. Figuring out the difference between what is and isn’t is a delicate dance that you have to learn to master.

11. Your hyper-sensitivity is something you have to protect. It’s really easy for people to take advantage of you and your empathetic capacity (intuitive people are almost always very empathetic).

12. You won’t let yourself continue doing anything that doesn’t feel ‘right,’ even if that’s the easier (or more logical) choice. Your life is totally subject to how you feel about it, even though in reality, you would be better off seeing with a touch of logic and objectivity now and again.

13. You always find yourself asking people ‘what’s wrong,’ because even the smallest micro-expressions can read to you as ‘off.’ Alongside being hyper-aware of things like this, you have a hard time just letting them go. It feels like seeing a burning fire and just walking away.

14. You feel everything more acutely in general. You take everything seriously, and seem to feel everything with more intensity than other people do (for better and for worse).

15. You take on other people’s problems as your own. You sometimes confuse ‘perceiving something being wrong’ with it ‘being your responsibility to fix.’ Your challenge is in letting yourself perceive a situation, yet also just letting it be what it is at the same time. TC mark

Article Source: ThoughtCatalog.com

Why Are Sensitive People Always SO Tired?

By Calleen Wilder

sensitive-peopleBeing the avid follower of all shows medium oriented, I find I never fail to learn something new from “my people” (wink) nearly every time I tune in.

What I learned just the other night while watching Tyler Henry (one of my favs) while he was reading for Megan Fox, was simply this… we’re all tired (ha).

Megan was asking Tyler about her own intuitive abilities (apparently her entire family follows the psychic/medium bend due to an extensive Native American blood-line).  And, while she speaking on the subject she mentioned how much she hates crowds, red carpet events, and all things that go along with large venues.  She went on to say how much they tire her.  Also stating how when she attends it’s always such a struggle.

Tyler responded by saying that those who are empathic mediums have this trouble.  Adding that he too hates large crowds and is often a hermit, surrounded only by his family, in his “off” time.

Apparently not everyone is an empathic medium, many are more visual mediums (I’m assuming clairaudient in nature).  Thus explaining to me how some psychics give 10+ readings a day.

In the past I’ve also heard Tyler mention how after every reading he does for the show, he goes home and takes about a four hour nap.  Ah-ha!  So it turns out I’m not so abnormal.  In fact, I’m rather normal amongst the ranks of my people.  I like that!

All of this new info reminded me of once hearing John Edwards (another of my favs) mention, during a live-show I attended, how he used to be able to “read” all day, but now had to limit it to 4-5 readings per day due to his lower energy levels.  So yes, this is normal.

Now the reason I wanted to share this information with all of you is many of you have asked me this very question.  You’ve also asked me how to prevent or block these energy drains.  Granted, there are a few things you can do that help some, but nothing I’ve ever found stops it.  Apparently neither Tyler nor John have found the answer either.  So at least we’re in great company.

END RESULT BEING, our life energy is hands-down the most valuable thing we have.  Without it, there is no life.  There is no us.  Even just with less and less of it, there is no quality to our lives.  So we must guard it and purposely choose wisely how we spend it.

 

Granted, it’d be great to be filthy rich (maybe), own yachts (yawn), big houses (more to clean), nice cars (who even cares), and all the thrills that excite most (well, other than me obviously…. but I’m strange in that sort of way… lol)!  But what does it matter once you’ve spent all of your life energy and have all these marvelous things without a good working body to enjoy them?

SO… if you’re anything like me, a person who absorbs the energy of every person, place, and thing they encounter as easily as most people take in oxygen, appreciate the fact that you’re easily overwhelmed… and consequently, depleted.

 

In fact, I also once heard The Healer, Charlie Goldsmith (you guessed it, another of my favorites), mention how he has sensitives to everything around him.  So much so that he’s had to change how and what he eats.  He’s even had to learn how to alter how much energy he shares during any given healing in order not to exhaust himself and end up with Chronic Fatigue again.

Personally I can attest to the fact that I’ve gained numerous allergies and sensitivities over the years.  They (whoever “they” are) say that allergies are to be outgrown, not grown into.  Yet in my case, as a child, I wasn’t allergic to anything.

Apparently then, this is the consequence of coming into this physically dense world with such light, higher vibrational types of spiritual gifts. Yet even knowing this, would I choose it again?  Probably.  I’m stubborn like that (ha).

TOO THOUGH…. once you learn your limits and sensitivities, you also learn how to rather easily (most of the time) work around them.  You even live a “normal” life.  I mean no one who’s ever laid eyes on me would guess I’m as sensitive and complex as I am.  It’s all do-able.

GOOD NEWS IS… I figure I’ll know about any upcoming illness of my own about ten years ahead of time… I’ll feel the seeds sprouting long before harvest… if you will.

IN THE END… to all of you, my fellow healers and feelers, remember to honor your limits, regardless of how many there are.  If not, you’ll have nothing left to give.

PERSONALLY, I hope to retire within the next year or so.  Maybe move away to somewhere far less energy-congested.  Hopefully find someone I’m mad crazy for and keep them close.  Than other than my kiddos, perhaps limit my human exposure to a minimum.  I’ll find a creative outlet; maybe teach a small class; maybe restore some antiques; maybe just work on whatever little home (no… I do not want more of anything) and just pull in more energy than I give out.  That’s my version of paradise.

I think all of us should find our vision.  I mean even if you aren’t looking at retiring, if you could do anything, what would that look like?

How would you choose to spend your life energy, if you had a choice?  Then, how can you work more of that into your day right away?

We have to release the obligations that we’ve already fulfilled.  I know so many think that if you have children they’re forever your obligation.  And while true, there is a point you hope they can “take it from here” and let you get onto you.  Let you find your version of happy.

I also talk to many people who find themselves in marriages, relationships, and/or jobs that drain the life out of them.  Yet they feel the obligation, the weight, the societal demand of continuing onward until “something gives”.  But sometimes that something has to be you.  You have to realize that what feeds you energy is what you deserve.  So you must pick you.

Granted, I’ve worked jobs I hated.  I’ve also stayed in relationships long after their demise.  So I get it.  It’s simply this “sensitive” thing has made me realize lately that if I don’t pick me who will?  The people who want me to carry on with some version of normal or usual?  NOPE.  They’re not going to pick me being happy over them being happy, content, satisfied, or even pacified with me staying the same.

BOTTOM LINE IS... take care of yourself first.  Your life energy is the only thing that matters in the end.  Be very sure and diligent about how you choose to spend it.  Make it worth it… for you.  I’m finally headed in that direction.  It took me a long time though.  So no judgment here… just hard-won lesson sharing.

Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence

By Bruce Kasanoff

Intuition Highest Form of Intelligence

Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly “knowing” the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded.

Gigerenzer, author of the book Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, says that he is both intuitive and rational. “In my scientific work, I have hunches. I can’t explain always why I think a certain path is the right way, but I need to trust it and go ahead. I also have the ability to check these hunches and find out what they are about. That’s the science part. Now, in private life, I rely on instinct. For instance, when I first met my wife, I didn’t do computations. Nor did she.”

I’m telling you this because recently one of my readers, Joy Boleda, posed a question that stopped me in my tracks:

What about intuition? It has never been titled as a form of intelligence, but would you think that someone who has great intuition in things, has more intelligence?

My “gut instinct” is to say yes, especially when we are talking about people who are already intellectually curious, rigorous in their pursuit of knowledge, and willing to challenge their own assumptions.

 Let me put this a bit simpler. If all you do is sit in a chair and trust your intuition, you are not exercising much intelligence. But if you take a deep dive into a subject and study numerous possibilities, you are exercising intelligence when your gut instinct tells you what is – and isn’t – important.

In some respects, intuition could be thought of as a clear understanding of collective intelligence. For example, most web sites are today organized in an intuitive way, which means they are easy for most people to understand and navigate. This approach evolved after many years of chaos online, as a common wisdom emerged over what information was superfluous and what was essential (i.e. About Us = essential).

Theo Humphries argues that intuitive design can be described as “understandable without the use of instructions”. This is true when an object makes sense to most people because they share a common understanding of the way things work.

You might say that I’m a believer in the power of disciplined intuition. Do your legwork, use your brain, share logical arguments, and I’ll trust and respect your intuitive powers. But if you merely sit in your hammock and ask me to trust your intuition, I’ll quickly be out the door without saying goodbye.

I say this from personal experience; the more research I do, the better my intuition works.

Although this may be a paraphrase of his thoughts on the subject, Albert Einstein has been widely quoted as saying, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Sometimes, a corporate mandate or group-think or your desire to produce a certain outcome can cause your rational mind to go in the wrong direction. At times like these, it is intuition that holds the power to save you. That “bad feeling” gnawing away at you is your intuition telling you that no matter how badly you might wish to talk yourself into this direction, it is the wrong way to go.

Smart people listen to those feelings. And the smartest people among us – the ones who make great intellectual leaps forward – cannot do this without harnessing the power of intuition.

Article Source – Forbes.com

The Dead Files is Back for Its 11th Season

By Nat Berman

Dead Files

There are a lot of people out there who thoroughly enjoy watching television programs about all things paranormal. Why are these types of shows so popular right now? The truth is, they have been tremendously popular for a few years now, largely because there are a lot of people who want to know more about the subject. Some watch for laughs because they don’t believe in the paranormal. Some watch with a far more serious attitude because they do. Others merely consider this type of programming to be good entertainment.

If you have spent some time watching shows about the paranormal yourself, you might already be familiar with a show called The Dead Files. So far, it has aired for ten seasons and is just beginning its eleventh season on The Travel Channel.

If you’re not already familiar with the show, it features a retired New York detective and a psychic that work on the same cases, yet they do all of their initial work separately. As you might have guessed, the police detective takes exactly the same route with these investigations as he did when he was on the police force. He strives to find out who lived in a particular residence, what might have happened there, so on and so forth. The psychic comes in and does a walk-through of the structure in question, presumably without ever being told anything about it. She comes with a camera operator and provides the information she picks up on camera so they can come back it later. She usually draws the impressions that come to her mind.

Later, both investigators meet with the family and they compare notes. Sometimes it is uncanny how close the information is from both sources, especially when it is confirmed to be true by the people who are currently living there or through some other source. As you can see, this is a show about the paranormal, but it has its own unique twist. As far as season eleven goes, there is sure to be plenty of lost souls and other paranormal entities that these two will attempt to deal with. In the process, they are helping the families who are living in these homes and don’t know who else they can turn to. If you want to learn more about these entities and the types of individuals that are often recommended to stop them, you have to tune in and watch the new season of episodes.

You might think that after ten seasons, there isn’t much left to explore on this type of show, but that really couldn’t be further from the truth. There are hundreds of cases across the the United States each and every year that are related to the paranormal. Each case is as varied as the people who report them. As a result, you never really know what you are going to get until you sit down and watch a particular episode. Even if it is similar to something you have seen in a previous episode, you can bet there will be some key differences.

Article Source TVOverMind.com