Often when people think of psychic mediums, often follow the jokes about predicting lottery numbers or the 'they didn't see it coming!' jokes. While they can be funny, they are also off the mark, as we know that is not how psychic mediumship and even clairvoyance works. We know that our bodies play a big role when it comes to psychical phenomena. Some people even use the sensation of touch to be able to read an item in what is called psychometry. Then of course there is the phrase 'Trust your gut'. Do you ever just feel like something is going to happen and then it does? This is what is called presentiment.
A lot of psychic mediums have different ways that they receive information. Commonly people pick up this information through visions. Presentiment is picking up this information by emotions or having a sense of awareness. In the article Heart Rate and the paranormal I spoke about studies that indicated a person's body reacted up to 10 seconds before being shown an uncomfortable image.
Using the concept discussed above, 26 participants were shown a random collection of photos with 30 being calm images and 15 being images to induce an emotional reaction. By using an electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), they were able to measure where and more importantly when the body reacted to the photos.
It appears that the heart is involved in the processing and decoding of intuitive information. Once the prestimulus information is received in the psychophysiologic systems, it appears to be processed
in the same way as conventional sensory input. This study presents compelling evidence that the body’s perceptual apparatus is continuously scanning the future.
Electrophysiological Evidence of Intuition: Part 1. The Surprising Role of the Heart
ROLLIN McCRATY, Ph.D.,1 MIKE ATKINSON,1 and RAYMOND TREVOR BRADLEY, Ph.D (2004)
While Science is not ready to make a link to presentiment, this is an indication that our bodies are capable of 'feeling' the future. Some Scientists have however connected this awareness to what is called 'A global mind' which is an 'awareness' on a mass scaled of upcoming events.
The Global Consciousness Project monitors this global awareness and connects it with a type of 'combined consciousness'. Often people all over the World can 'feel' that something significant is about to happen. This project collects data from random number generators from different host sites all over the World.
When human consciousness becomes coherent, the behavior of random systems may change. Random number generators (RNGs) based on quantum tunneling produce completely unpredictable sequences of zeroes and ones. But when a great event synchronizes the feelings of millions of people, our network of RNGs becomes subtly structured. We calculate one in a trillion odds that the effect is due to chance. The evidence suggests an emerging noosphere or the unifying field of consciousness described by sages in all cultures.
The Global Consciousness Project is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists and engineers. We collect data continuously from a global network of physical random number generators located in up to 70 host sites around the world at any given time. The data are transmitted to a central archive which now contains more than 15 years of random data in parallel sequences of synchronized 200-bit trials generated every second.
Our purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. We hypothesize that there will be structure in what should be random data, associated with major global events that engage our minds and hearts.
Subtle but real effects of consciousness are important scientifically, but their real power is more immediate. They encourage us to make essential, healthy changes in the great systems that dominate our world. Large scale group consciousness has effects in the physical world. Knowing this, we can intentionally work toward a brighter, more conscious future.
The goal is simple. They believe that there will be an anomaly in the data collected before an event of significance indicating the presence and activity of consciousness throughout the World. As an example, It was noted that 2 hours before the events of 9/11, there were fluctuations in the bell curve of the figures indicating that 'alarm bells' were ringing all around the world before it even happened.
We hypothesize that our instrument (the network of eggs) will show anomalous deviations associated with Global Events when there is widespread participation or reaction to the event.
Typically we know that people who are empaths feel the emotions of other people. We all have empathy on a certain level. When our friend cries, we often cry. If our children are hurting, we feel every tear regardless of if we are an empath or not. We have some element of empathy programmed into us. It is just more sensitive or dialed up in some than others. When there are global events of significance, empaths feel it at such a deep level that many feel they cannot even function. They feel the sadness or grief of the entire World. While this is considered by many as a 'reaction' to someone else projecting this emotion outward, what if a person is picking up on something that has not yet happened? What if they are picking up on sadness yet to come? They could be presentiment.
If you would like to know more about what empaths feel on a spiritual level, this is an article written by Amanda APS - The Raw Paranormal Writer on her experiences on being an empath
While this is often associated with empaths or psychic mediums, it is believed that anyone is capable of presentiment and it all could come down to what we call our gut feeling.
A gut feeling is a type of instinct or intuition that has no logical rational basis. When we feel emotion for example, it is a reaction to our brain processing information. Emotion gives us a feeling in relation to this information. Sad news makes us feel sad for example. A 'gut feeling' is also a response to the brain processing information. In fact, it goes even further. Scientists claim through research the brain not just processes information, but it predicts it. It is what is called 'predictive processing framework.' The brain will compare incoming information and current experiences against information stored in your subconscious based on previous experiences and will predict what might happen next. This in some ways can also lead to irrational fear. If you are someone for example that has had past trauma, it would be no surprise for you to react with fear if you are confronted by signals that remind you of what happened. For example, if you had an accident in water, seeing water would make you scared and your 'gut' would tell you to stay away from water.
A gut feeling at times is also described as a form of intuition. It is just knowing what is going to happen. Science tells us that everyone is actually capable of intuition in some capacity. Often these feelings, emotions, and predictions are made from the brain processing information and comparing it to what is your subconscious. The brain has made it's decision so to be speak, but you are not consciously aware of it yet. Intuitive thinking is described as a very fast process and again it is something that happens on an unconscious level. Intuitive thinking is thought to be quite reliable as it is judging a situation based on your own experiences and comparing them to what is happening now. An important thing here which I will expand on a little more below is that once your experience in a particular area increases, your brain has more of a reference point and your intuition actually improves. This makes sense in a way when you think of psychics who work with intuition. They are constantly training and working on their abilities and therefore their experiences so is this how they get better over time?
Whether we have a 'global mind' or just a feeling something is going to happen, I think we can all agree there is something to this. We may not necessarily be aware, but studies are showing us that our bodies are giving us the signs and are reacting to something that has not yet happened. I like to compare it to how dogs can sense a thunderstorm is coming. They feel it long before it happens so perhaps this works in a similar way. A global mind movement becomes more and more popular as time goes and now that people are more aware of it, they try to use it to their advantage. With recent bush fires in Australia for example, people all over the world were participating in mass meditations to try and influence and put a stop to things. When people fall ill, often people will put out a public call asking people to send prayers and healing on an energetic level to help them through. Are we indeed connected through our consciousness? If we are, does this then explain why we see and hear things that we perceive to be ghosts? Maybe it is through this global connection that we are able to experience what we think of as 'paranormal'. This is something to discuss for another time.
Have you ever felt something was going to happen? Has your gut instinct been correct about a bad situation?
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