I don’t know what to say about Nostradamus or the Farmer’s Almanac, but I think there is too much evidence to dismiss that some people – maybe all people – have some consciousness of events that are likely to happen. It’s really not that much of a stretch to believe. Economists and meteorologists and other scientists predict likely futures all the time by using historical events to create outcomes; sometimes they’re close, other times, not so much. Everyone has internal outcome models, otherwise how would we be able to anticipate the consequences of our actions? Some people can more clearly see the relevant experiences of the past – just think about looking at something with “fresh eyes” — and they can logic 3 or 4 or 5 steps ahead of others in certain situations. It’s a common frustration in the workplace – at least my workplace – not being able to get others to see as far ahead. Those with work-related foresight are viewed as little more than wannabe psychics, and otherse have to validate the predictive ability over and over again before they trust it.
Okay, so what if you take it one step farther and say that a person’s internal outcome models are influenced not only by physics and historical events and experience, but also by energy. Everything in the universe is made up of matter and energy. We are impacted by the energy of gravity every second of the day, although we aren’t always conscious of it. So why not other energies? Why not other thoughts? The Global Consciousness Project monitors random number generators worldwide which fire in statistically significant unison when there are major global events – and even before the events occur. This video is a news article explaining the project and is worth a few minutes to watch.
So maybe when people do things they feel compelled to do that turn out to be just the right thing at the right time, they were tuned in to a flow of energy or global consciousness at that moment. And maybe some people are just more cognizant and make a study of it, which can make them what we call psychic. Think about it this way: we know that when we sleep, our minds process various experiences which shows up in weird dreams that may or may not have meaning. So maybe when we’re asleep we also are more open to a global consciousness, or are less actively tuning out energies. So processing past experiences together with current physical influences can result in a dream that is an outcome model –a premonition. Read some of these premonitions before September 11, 2001, and tell me if you think some of them aren’t just a little eerie.
Most people don’t tell of their premonitions in advance because they’ll think people think they are nuts. And they’re right. Because most premonitions aren’t so clearcut that you can act upon them. But what if people reported them anyway, and the bits that overlap with other premonitions are like puzzle pieces that together can form a picture of the exact event and allow us to act — either to prevent it if it’s negative, or to ensure that it happens, if it is positive? The Central Premonitions Registry is researching precognition by providing a forum for people to document premonitions as soon as they happen, as well as the events after they come true. While most premonitions apparently deal with small personal issues, they also have a news group that is looking at those of a more global nature to try to fit them together to predict events that have a larger impact.
What do you think of all of this?