posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 08:22 AM
Complete the following sequence…
Did you get the answer? 10 right? Congratulations, you just “predicted the future”. Predictions of the future are part of our every day lives,
sometimes more than we realize. Horoscopes are nothing new to us, and most people read the daily horoscopes in the newspapers. But there’s also more
complicated predictions in the newspaper than “you may or may not meet a stranger today”… For instance the financial section of the newspaper.
Economists make accurate predictions about shares, the oil price, interest rates and so forth. No one frowns down on these predictions because we know
that they are based on complex calculations using statistics, past trends, global influences and so forth. Same goes for the weather,
“predictions” about the outcome of a football game, etc.
Yet most of us are a bit sceptical when someone says something like “UFOs will scatter our skies on the twenty-second of April”. Pfft. Riiiight!
That one is a bit “cuckoo”. No one is surprised when the market shares go up as predicted by economists. Yet, everyone is extremely impressed when
indeed on the twenty-second of April there is a UFO sighting or two. Was it spot luck? Did someone peer into a crystal ball and see the “event”
through a thick cloud of mist? Was it the alignment of Mars and the moon that revealed the future? Who knows?
What I’m trying to say is that it’s more than paranormal abilities. It’s the ability to “read” the pattern. With the above example it was
quite simple to predict that the answer will be 10. You saw the pattern and the answer came to you. Do some people have the ability to look at the
world around them and read the patterns around them to “see” what is going to happen next?
All kinds of people have all kinds of gifts. Artists have the ability to create realistic images with a few simple strokes of a brush. Musicians can
create an energetic tune by using a simple combination of musical notes. There are many more examples, but you get the idea. Is it then impossible
that some people have the natural ability to “read” the future? Most of us have the ability in its most basic form. Your kid walks through a shop
he bumps against a vase and you see that it is going to fall, and you stop it from falling over. Did you suddenly get supernatural powers to see into
the future? No. There was a certain amount of information that came from your surroundings and you made a pre-emptive move to do something about
Did Nostradamus have wonderful predictions or did he just have a pretty good skill at reading situations. Nostradamus spent hours at end studying
history. Was his “ability” really something more than looking at past and present patterns to “predict” the future? Nostradamus was quite
clever to hide his “predictions” in poems. If you make a “prediction” today using only four lines of cryptic poetry, don’t you think your
prediction would come true eventually in a period of 500 years, in one way or the other?
Should we really be so sceptic about supposed “psychics”? Or should we just applaud their ability to accurately read situations? Perhaps we
shouldn’t see the “prediction of the future” as a paranormal science, but more as an undiscovered or rather untapped science of reading
Try it just for one day. During your regular day-to-day chores try and focus on how many times you “predict the future”, or rather take
pre-emptive actions or think anticipatory thoughts. At the end of the day, you may want to reconsider whether predicting the future really is such an