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What to Tell Your Kids about Intuition, Intention, and Psychic Abilities

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My Mind's Eye by Tracie Grimwood

As a research scientist and former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, has studied intuition, intention, and the possibility of psychic abilities for decades. What she has experienced fills scientific papers, books, and workshops, but we asked her to reflect on what she would advise her own teenage son.What is the source of intuition?Just what intuition is or where it comes from remains a mystery. There are different theories. Some scientists argue that intuition is something that comes when we have learned a great deal about a topic, incubated the idea, shifted our attention to something else, and then experienced a kind of “aha” or illumination moment.This speaks to the unconscious nature of intuition, busy working within us while our conscious thoughts are elsewhere. Then we may, with practice, bring our attention to the insight, bringing it into our awareness. We may pick up the pen and write, or find a brush and make a painting.Within the creative intuition process, there is usually a judgment phase. Here we can decide if our intuition was correct. Of cour …

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Marilyn Schlitz PhD

Marilyn Schlitz PhD is a social anthropologist, former president of the Institute of Noetic Science, dean of...

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