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Special Report

Intuition and the Average Joe By Karen Frazier

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o many of us, psychic communication is a mystery. Is it a trick, or are those who claim strong powers of intuition tapping into some invisible source that the average Joe can’t access? Much like other types of unexplainable phenomena, it depends on who you ask. Skeptics will tell you that while some psychics are not consciously fraudulent, they have not tested their psychic abilities in any scientific way. Believers will tell you that test results don’t matter, because enough confirmed information is available anecdotally to render testing invalid. Whatever the case may be, psychic phenomena is prevalent. There are all types of psychics out there — from pet communicators (see our interview of Heidi Wright in this issue) to mediums who reportedly communicate with the dead to a variety of other types of psychics who report visions of the future, powers of intuition, and more. But what about everyday intuition? Is it paranormal and relegated to the realm of pseudoscience, or is there more to it? Let’s take a look at the phenomenon of intuition to find out. Is Everyone Intuitive? You’ve probably experienced a moment of clear intuition that

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proved to be accurate. Usually these moments of intuition are fleeting but powerful. Intuitive leaps have led to some of our greatest discoveries in science, our most stunning works of art and music that can bring you to your knees with its beauty and

Many of us have experienced a moment of clear intuition that proved to be accurate. Just what causes this?

poignancy. Ask an artist about their inspiration and many will tell you, “It just came to me, fully formed.” Many mothers report heightened intuition when it comes to their children. I, for one, can tell when a lie is about to pop out of my son’s

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mouth. I can tell when he’s feeling down. I can tell when he’s hungry. Actually, that last one is pretty easy. He’s a teenager. He’s always hungry. Most people experience flashes of what could be referred to as intuition throughout their lives. In a previous career incarnation many years ago, I used to attend seminars given by a chiropractor named Dr. Ron Oberstein. No — I wasn’t a chiropractor, and I didn’t play one on TV. I did, however, work in a chiropractic office. Anyway, Dr. Ron, as he liked to be called, gave us all a piece of paper at the beginning of the seminar. It was a mostly blank piece of paper with the words, “Intuitive Thought Flashes” typed across the top. Our instructions were to write down any thought that sprang to our mind during the course of the seminar — even if it was something along the lines of ‘don’t forget to pick up laundry detergent on the way home.’ According to Dr. Ron, these thoughts that sprang up were our intuition speaking to us and reminding us of (sometimes) important things. He further explained that the more we ignored these intuitive flashes, the less they came to us, until they stopped coming at all, discouraged by our lack of attention.

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