I did a palm reading for a girl. My intuition told me that her friend who she goes to, for venting, and any other trouble she might have… that her friend’s name started with an S, or an S like sound. She looked at me, and her eyes got so bright, that I could see it in her. I said, that it wasn’t an S, but a C, but the name sounds like S…. SS C Celine?? She pulled her hand away from me,… shook her head no, said I was impure, and then told me that I was so close it scared her. Celest was the correct name. My intuition told me she was not native and that she came from out West,… but that for whatever reason, I could be mistaken, and it could be East, but I’m pretty sure West. She told me she grew up in Indiana, and moved out to Colorado for college and just moved to Iowa from CO.
Kenton, I understand why this stuff is too powerful. I did another reading, for a random person who was at the previously mentioned party, and told this kid that I saw him tomorrow on a date, with a very attractive woman taking a long walk or run. He told me he was signed up for the Labor day 8K and was meeting a girl he was crazy about at that race.
Kenton, I’m filled with questions. If you have time, your response will mean everything to me.
Many mentalists make a major flaw in my view when disregarding the idea of actual intuition. In any sort of readings that I do, I always add in actual intuitive thought. I worked to make this clear on the Completely Cold on CD Expanded version, because like you, I have found this to be invaluable.
From a more skeptical point of view, one might also say that S is a common letter in names. While the letter was actually incorrect, the sound was correct. Cynics might say that is a miss made into a hit by believers.
People with intuitive experiences might say that they see this is a possibility, but that they felt it within themselves so strongly that this is why they chose that particular letter – or even heard the sound of the letter.
Which is true? Maybe both.
“Celine” might have come from the subconscious due to name recognition of a famous singer. Perhaps. It is possible. It might be an association that the subconscious made to the S sound and the letter C. It might be the only association that could be made.
Then again, people that believe in real intuition say that the subconscious is the doorway to intuition. So who is correct?
Your East or West surely is a fine example of what I have taught as Polarity in action – in a literal sense. The person being read happened to see how both extremes fit her clearly. Quite a hit!
But then we come to your reading with the kid who was going to be in a race. It might be that this kid was muscular or looked like a runner in some way, and that somewhere in the back of your mind you knew about the upcoming race – perhaps from television. As you said “walk or race” that might have fit many different scenarios.
Perhaps his age indicated to you that he might go out on a date soon. But you did say the next day, and you did say a walk or run, and he was going to a running race and was meeting there a girl he was crazy about.
It could be you thought about all of these things and factored everything together consciously or subconsciously.
Or it could have been real intuition.
Or it could be that sometimes intuition comes from a combination of subconscious and conscious analysis. In fact, many ancient wisdom teachings have claimed that long before we had the terms “conscious” and “subconscious”. Some say all of this is true and more, and others say none of this is true, and less.
I say both may well be true, more or less.
Mystics know that what they have experienced cannot be talked about completely, any more than those who have experienced intense intuitive experiences can speak about what they inwardly know or felt.
We are left then to use conjecture and thinking to imagine possibilities to seek out answers.
Some see that as science, some see this approach as cynicism, and others see the whole thing as a mystical endeavor.
I imagine it is all the above, and more.
In a very practical way, I have found it useful to imagine I have real working intuition when doing readings when I perform. I have found this is a great shortcut to over thinking everything and trying to figure out what might be going on with a person logically only.That’s too much intellectualism to establish a meaningful relationship with someone with whom I am doing a reading.
When I teach about readings it is generally a mix of logic, emotion, psychology, and intuition.
It isn’t a polarity of “science” versus “psychic”.
I have seen as many false scientific studies and claims by so-called scientists as I have from so-called psychics, in my lifetime.
I have heard preposterous conjecture from fake scientists who are interviewed and displayed as experts in science on television. I have heard absurd claims from fake psychics who are strewn on television interviews as the real thing.
My feeling is that in time science will label, as its own, intuitive thought, psychic experiences and the like. Then these things will cease to exist in the public mind. Not because they no longer exist, but because the label of “science” will then label psychic things as “science”.
As long as there are scientists making claims that psychic and intuitive thought is a scam however, psychics and psychic performers will have a job, performing what science claims is impossible.
Little doubt perhaps then why the company of mine for performers is called Wonder Wizards. Perhaps only with a label of something resting outside of science do we still pause to wonder, and to create wonder, in our performances.
The good news is this is all conjecture and I do not have the answers.