When I was in middle school, one of my teachers would give the students a lot of busywork to do. Many times, she gave us word find puzzles to do in class.
What was interesting to me was something that happened each time we were doing word find puzzles in class. A student in the class would find a word, and announce to the class which word they find. Mere seconds later, other students would find the same word, even though the first student to find the word never said where it was and the other students who found the word were not sitting near the first student who found the word.
I still wonder about this phenomenon today. It seems to me that the first student to find the word is somehow sharing his/her thoughts with the other students nearby. Has anyone had a similar experience?
Just last week, I was in the kitchen at work with some other co-workers. Some of the software developers were talking about some technical issue. As they were talking, a thought came into my mind: "the only non-software developer in the room is going to try to make a joke about the technical terms the developers were using." Now, this person I was thinking about generally keeps to herself and I've never heard her make a joke before.
Only a few seconds after I had that thought, she tried to make a joke using some of the terms the developers had used.
It made me wonder. Did I pick up what she was thinking or maybe I even put that thought into her head.
Has anyone had an experience like that?
I'm still pretty skeptical about the whole psychic thing. I totally believe that some people special abilities in regards to facilitating communication between people, and can help improve people's internal communication with themselves, and that maybe "normal" people have such experiences from time to time. However, I think the fact we term this "psychic" is a deficiency of our language. Psychic communications are in one sense very real; there is a measurable connection; a "scientific connection", if you will, between people that occurs on a level we have not yet conceptualized in our minds (or our language). These abilities are real but to term them "psychic" suggests those abilities are outside of our ability to conceptualize any further. They are called "psychic" for the reason that we don't have another word for them. This is like finding a new animal and calling it a "ghoul" because we don't have another word for it, isn't it?
There are things that science is not yet equipped to address, especially concerning human communication. When people talk about “psychic realities” they are referring these "secret but real" understandings and communications that remain hidden to rational analysis due to the limitations of science and language. Language has not yet conceptualized all modes of communication and understandings that people have. Those modes of interaction that our culture has not yet conceptualized (and therefore does not have adequate words for), often end up being mis-categorized as “psychic” or “paranormal” forces.
I can totally understand peoples reticence and sceptisism when it comes to matters of psychic interest and as you said Tom the word psychic doesn't truly cover enough scope as a word, and the way the mainstream public has
treated the subject with movies and serial television it has taken on almost completely unbelievable attributes. I think we need a new set of scientific terms and references for this subject.
Psychic" and "Paranormal" have been given wrong definitions by the human race and until the rest of the world advances into realizing that such communication and occurrences exist, they will always be wrongly defined.
psy•chic ˈsaɪ kɪk - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sahy-kik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective Also, psy•chi•cal.
1. of or pertaining to the human soul or mind; mental (opposed to PHYSICAL).
2. Psychology. pertaining to or noting mental phenomena.
3. outside of natural or scientific knowledge; spiritual.
4. of or pertaining to some apparently nonphysical force or agency: psychic research; psychic phenomena.
5. sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.
6. a person who is allegedly sensitive to psychic influences or forces; medium
In my humble opinion; to have a psychic occurrence or to be psychic does not deem you to hold magical or mystical powers. It is simply tapping into the unseen energy that is fully available for all to read and see. Each action, each thought, every thing we do and say is manifested as energy and therefore can always be accessed. There is no real mystery behind it only that science has not taken the time to really look into it. Of course in order to access these abilities, one must be more in tune to their own spiritual nature and energy and that is where a line usually differentiates between those who are psychic and those who are skeptic. All is real, but you will only find it on your own journey as it was NOT intended to be taken lightly or used in the wrong way. Can you imagine if everyone could tap into their psychic gifts as easy as walking? Imagine each person you see knowing or feeling those skeletons in your closet? Imagine everyone knowing things that you wish to keep personal? With that being said, most psychic’s still have limited means of accessing all of your energy and honestly I wouldn’t want to see it all. Once someone advances into their own spiritual growth, it needs to be taken seriously as energy and unseen communication between us CANNOT be abused or taken lightly..
On that same note; all can access this ability, it just takes some longer than others.
We are all psychic, in my opinion. We have just been taught to repress it, its a natural, animal instinct. Its not magical or mystical, and we all comment on it, even skeptics. Anyone who mentions that they had a gut feeling, or a vibe or anything along those lines is using their psychihc sense, no matter how hard they deny it ;)
Exactly. It's like working out to become very muscular. Every human has the ability to bulk up and build up their muscles. not every human chooses to do so. But all humans utilize their muscles on a daily basis from simple things like lifting a coffee cup, to harder things like moving a piano. Some people choose to work to develop their muscles and some people are happy not to. Perhaps they'd rather call moving men when their piano needs moving. ;)
No one responded my questions :(
Everyone only responded to Tom123b's response. I wanted to know how many people out there had any experiences similar to the ones I described.
I've had this experience on three different occasions with three different people, but it was generally always the same.
I was sitting with someone, but in a position where I could not see their face. I heard them say something and I responded to it. Each time they asked me why I had said what I said. I repeated to them what I had heard them say and ask didn't you just say that? They each said they hadn't said it but they were thinking it. Each time I told them that I had heard it. I literally did hear it with my ears as if it had been verbally spoken. Each time it freaked the person out because they thought I could read their minds or something. I got a kick out of it each time tho :D
I'll comment on your questions:
Regarding your first one: It may be that once someone found the answer it is broadcast, like a thought wave or radio frequency, that other kids can pick up on. I don't know if there is science behind that, but that would be my guess.
Regarding your second question: Steve and I refer to that as "reading ahead in the script" as we imagine our lives are being run by a team of writers who write lines for us. Sometimes I say his lines and sometimes he says mine. Sometimes when we're at a loss for words I yell out into the air, "Line?" And sometimes I know what someone else is going to say ahead of time because it feels like I'm just reading ahead in the script. Again, no science here that I'm aware of to back me up, just my experience.
I have been thinking about this subject a lot lately and then today I read this...it's like it's my own words...
I experience this quite a bit. I will be thinking of something out of the blue and then within minutes a commercial ad will use the exact phrase, song, or whatever it is at that moment. It can be anything though not just tv or the radio.
Today I was doing work on the computer and just couldn't concentrate. I was thinking how sleepy I was and getting caught up in what I thought was my own internal chatter, maybe I should go to bed early...now that I'm older I can fall asleep really easy, then I started thinking about someone I know who said he was going to try some new sleep meds his doctor perscribed...I'm kind of against the whole using drugs to put you to sleep... thinking that kind of thing.
Anyway, a guy walks in the room and one of the other women in the room knew him and they started talking...she was telling him how she had just started taking Ambien and it's been making her tired even during the day...this was within minutes of me thinking about the same thing.
I think it happens to a lot of people because usually when you ask them if it's ever happened to them, they're like YES!
I do think you were picking up on something!
When one student announced the word he found, what happens is that the entire class starts to look for it subconsciously. Suddenly instead of looking for a random word, everybody is looking for that particular word. So a few seconds later everybody else starts finding it.
If you where to do the same thing again and prevent everyone hearing anything thats going on I'd bet that somebody announcing the word 'horse' won't make a difference...
But, until someone does a study like that, I choose to believe that something special was happening. I want to believe that there is something more going on in this existence. I want to find out "how it all works", I want to understand things like how twins can "communicate" with each other "telepathically".
It is fun to believe unexplainable things are possible.
I'd like to develop my intuition and hopefully psychic ability. I'm sure there is a lot more going on than I am currently tuned into. I want to have a greater understanding of it all.
I'm trying to be open to having these kinds of experiences so I will have more of them. Hopefully, it will work out that way.
I think you probably are...ready that is. In my case it took me getting out of a marraige to someone who always scoffed at my beliefs and made fun of it...as soon as I started living on my own again I opened myself up fully again and everything has come rushing at me. I think I had to get to a point where I believed in myself again and from there everything has changed!:)
I don't think its beneficial to go to the other side of the coin and try to find something paranormal in every day 'normal' occurences that can be explained.
This is still a journey for me, if my intuition is right than the difference between paranormal and normal should eventually fade away. Its all reality, but to keep a tiny bit of clarity in my mind I still need to tag a experience 'normal' or 'paranormal' even though they'r happening in the same universe and are technically the same thing. If you can read somebody's mind, than the 'normal' reality probably has a explanation for it but it just hasn't been found yet. So we term it paranormal even though its a normal occurence, just not found by science yet.
But yeah believing in supernatural abilities and paranormal events is fun in its own way. :D
Ps. This is how I view all of 'this' right now, its liable to change since it has been changing for the past weeks on a daily basis...
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