I think the answer to the question, “Am I psychic or what,” is closer to “what” than “psychic.” What brought me to this question today was that I was minding my own business when a name of a cousin of mine “happened” to pop into my head. At the same time, I “happened” to glance over at the date on my computer and noticed that this same relative’s birthday is coming up in two days. Pretty cool, huh? “I’m psychic,” I thought to myself.
Well, according to a lot of people, yes, I am psychic, though I don’t consider myself a psychic, because, one, it brings up other connotations that are so not me, two, because I haven’t been able to call it up at will, and three, because I am not sure that “psychic” even exists.
What I mean by that is, I wonder if “psychic” is like the term UFO. A “UFO,” is only a UFO while it is unidentified. As soon as it is, or becomes identified, then it is no longer a UFO. So, technically, as soon as we can identify all those things flying in the air, there won’t be any more UFOs. So, in a way, they never existed, or rather, they were never truly unidentified, because the people/things that created them knew what they were and so they weren’t unidentified to them, just us.
In a similar way, I am beginning to wonder if “psychic,” is the same thing. I wonder if being psychic is just using the other 90% of our brain that we currently don’t use. In the case of me thinking of my cousin, I have known of my cousin’s birth date since I was a child. And though I don’t think of my cousin all that often, it doesn’t mean that his date of birth is not in my brain, in fact, I know it is.
Now, my brain knows what day today is, it also knows what day tomorrow is and what day it is three days from now. It is easy for my brain to put two and two together and say, hey, “my cousin’s birthday is coming up.” That is almost a “no brainer.” But the fact that I would think of him “out of the blue” when it “happens” to be close to his birthday makes me think, “hey, I’m psychic,” when in fact, it’s my brain just doing its job.
I then extrapolated from there. What about when I think of something and then it happens right away, like I get a phone call from someone who I just thought of. Well, maybe my brain is really connected to the ether and is in constant communication with that other 90% that science hasn’t identified properly yet, and it picks up signals that are related to it, or is “tuned” to the “Filippo” frequency. So, when someone thinks of me, it picks that up, or vice versa. I know, it’s out there, isn’t it, in more ways than one?
Well, then, the brain just tells me, “hey, so and so just thought of you, they are thinking of calling you.” Is that psychic? No just, “unidentified,” as of yet.
So, then we can extrapolate from there. What if this “matrix” we are in has everything already worked out, like there are only so many “moves” we can make? For example, in a chess game, true chess masters know ALL the moves. In other words, there are no moves one can make that isn’t already in a chess master’s head. That is the chess game’s matrix. Unless someone steps outside the chess board, all the moves have been IDENTIFIED. Now, the chess master pretty much knows that if he/she makes a certain move, there are only a finite set of possible moves the opponent can make. The chess master might not always remember them, or make the “best” move in order to “win” the game, but he/she knows the moves, or at least, they are in his/her head.
That being said, what if our “board,” the Universe as we know it, only has a finite set of moves, albeit a gazillion possibilities, but finite nonetheless. And what if all of our brains are already aware of all these moves, whether we are consciously aware of them or not? Then in that case, when we make a move, we already have in our brain the finite possible moves that our “opponent,” or fellow game player, journey man, friend, worker, boss, employee, spouse, etc., can make. We might not think of all of them, or we might not make the “best” move, or we might forget what the “best” move is, but nonetheless, we know.
So, if we tap into that place when we meet someone and assess that this person is this, will do this, has done this, are we being psychic, or are we just tapping into the place where the finite possibilities are and see that from where this person has come to where they are they will end up here, potentially? Or better yet, in using the game analogy of chess, if someone comes to me with a chess board, if I knew how to play the game well, and were a master at it and knew all the moves, then if someone came with a board and said, “let’s play this game,” I would pretty much know what kind of game we would play.
But if someone comes to me instead with a checkers board, and checker pieces and wants to play that game, again, if I were a master at that, I would know where that game was headed too. And maybe that’s what it is. We show up as big game boards into each other’s lives, or at the door of a psychic who tunes into “what game did we arrive with, or what game did we choose to play,” and then the 90% of our brain figures it out and brings it into our consciousness.
Is it magic, is it psychic, is it mystical, is it spiritual? I think maybe, possibly, probably, no. It’s almost not as much fun when you have figured out the game. Thankfully, I have not only NOT figured it out, I just confused myself, and therefore am going back to my life to play it some more. 🙂