I’m truly curious about how many authors can claim psychic abilities. I’m going to be on a panel addressing this area and woke this morning wondering if I have to admit I have some psychic talent.
It’s like rattling my closet skeletons. I’m so nervous. People will think I’m weird. I’ll be pointed at on the street and have to move or change my name. Boy, am I going off on a tangent.
Writers are the most accepting people in the world. We understand what makes people different and value all the quirks. It all adds to the characters and plot we create.
I use psychic abilities to round out my characters, but it’s usually a secondary part of their personality. Annie knows her child is threatened. Rachel senses her twin’s feelings. That’s recorded and researched ability. Lily sees auras, but not on everyone or even when it will reveal the villain.
I don’t share those talents, but I do know how it feels to have that unexplainable episode occur. I am puzzled, even confused. For a minute I question why the people around me didn’t see or hear that ‘other’. I always have a lag time. My reality has to accept the unreality as real.
Confusing? Oh yes. I think my mother had a talent, too, but she died young and I didn’t know enough to ask. She always explained to me that it was all right. I remember once waking from a vivid dream of a recently deceased person who grabbed my arm. I had a finger pattern of bruises on my bicep. Mom said I was the only one she could reach and to pray for her soul. Scary now that I look back.
I have vivid dreams that sometimes do come true. I also dream my story before I start writing. Along with a few other things I didn’t mention.
Let me know what you think. Do you use psychic abilities is your stories? Do you have one?
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6 thoughts on “Do you have psychic ability?”
I agree with Deborah that everyone has psychic abilities but that some either block them or don’t recognize them,. one of my friends was frightened by the ability and blocked the ability. Many people in my family openly have ability, but my grandmother warned to keep it secret or be labeled a “witch.” She wouldn’t let me call her Granny for that reason, because where she grew up a “granny” was an herbal healer who was often considered a witch. In my opinion, writers as a whole are more open to ideas of psychic ability and supernatural events. Partly I agree with you that it’s because we’re more mentally flexible. After all, a writer is already living with people in his/her head who talk to him/her. LOL
Everyone has psychic abilities but not everyone is aware of them. A majority of people explain away things that “don’t quite make sense” to their rational, logical mindsets. I’ve shared similar experiences as you’ve described. People who live their lives in a creative profession (such as writing) are connected to the “creative spirit” that is our soul…we channel the stories, the ideas, the inspirations…from “there” (wherever that is!) and bring them into the light “here”! I love exploring “the unknown” in my stories…all of life is unknown until it becomes known! Nice post. Thanks for sharing.
I also noticed that authors have more abilities than the rest of the population. I think its becsuse we’re mentally flexible.
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Barbara, I gave the aliens in my novel “Relocated” (due out in July) mind speech abilities, and another character, a Terran, is an empath. My mother claimed she was psychic, but I have no abilities (as far as I know).
Ability still might surface. I found that I was so accepting of ‘weird’ occurences I didn’t realize they were psychic.
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