Can we all be psychic?
My grandma was full of fun. She lived in the impoverished times of the early 20th century in England. A time when it wasn’t acceptable for women to work. A few did little jobs for neighbors and friends to earn some extra pennies. My grandma did washing for those that were a little better off than she was; she also told peoples fortunes just for fun and earned a little extra from those that had a penny or two to spare. I was told that she sometimes read the tea leaves, or the cards, or the palm of one’s hand.
The funny thing about this story is that my grandma didn’t have any psychic abilities whatsoever.
Actually I was told that she made it all up. Even so women came around to see her and they loved what she told them. From what I gather she was able to put together a common thread of what most people’s story was especially in those days, and then she would embellish it a little, just to dress these women’s dull lives up with some extraordinary future psychic circumstances.
She would add some beautiful detail that they would long to hear such as she foreseen travel in their future—travel in those days could mean from one side of the town to another—most people, especially women seem to stay within a mile of the area they lived in and that was it. She would tell the single girls she could see a very handsome stranger, and children. Most women found themselves a husband at an early age, and because there wasn’t the pill or any contraceptives generally soon after marriage children arrived.
I’m sure she had a few other cards up her sleeve, such as money and so forth, regardless, whatever else she told them was something that they believed would come true.
In other words, she was selling dreams.
When I first heard about this through one of my sisters we laughed and said, “Oh, grandma!” And I suppose I thought that she was somehow ripping them off. She certainly didn’t charge much because no one had anything much to give. I believe half of the time there was no money changed only a favor or two.
Now with all what I have learned and the way we can manifest through our thoughts I understand that she didn’t take liberties with those women on the contrary, she lifted them up for a time from the everyday dreary circumstances that most women lived with. I now have to toss my grandma a great big kiss wherever she is (she’s long left this physical experience).
Now I, myself know how this works and I understand just how she must have uplifted some women to life changing experiences they would never have had had she not told them their fortune.
Whenever we focus on a belief is what we bring into our own experiences. The stronger the belief the stronger the focus and the easier those things will manifest into our lives.
And so I ask myself are we all a little psychic?
I know if we focus enough we can bring whatever we focus on into our lives. I’ve not only witnessed things changing in my life but in others also to a great degree. I know that we can take control of our future if we really expect good things to happen to us. We can also bring bad things into our experiences if we give into fear. And so I say to myself maybe my grandmother wasn’t psychic in the traditional way of fortune telling but she must have been instrumental in changing the lives of those that believed in her. So the question is was she psychic or was she not?
Author Bio: Pamela Hamilton is the co-author of Your Invincible Power series of books and the Vice President of the Your Invincible Power Company. We have created a series of books to assist in the understanding and use the Law of Attraction in everyday situation.