What we call intuition, our sixth sense, our inner knowing or inner seeing, is easily distinguishable from our five physical senses. It is a type of ‘in-sight’ that manifests on levels that we cannot taste, smell, touch, hear, or see…yet we know we have it and we have all made decisions based on it. To our analytical left brains this is hard to accept—the existence of something that we cannot see or sense with our physical senses is usually dismissed as non existent. However the unseen and the non-existent are not the same thing.
Governments are aware of the existence of phenomena perceivable beyond our five senses and have enlisted programs experimenting and working with the invisible. The US government delves into the unseen via what we call Remote Viewing:”the practice of perceiving events, locations, and other information, across distance and across time” [Dr. Darlene Miller; the Monroe Institute]. A modern day pioneer in the field of remote viewing, Joe McMoneagle accounts his experiences in his book Mind Trek: “while serving overseas in the army in 1970, Joehad a near-death experience that opened him to spontaneous psychic flashes. Later, when tested at SRI-International, he was confirmed as a world-class remote viewer: able to correctly perceive and describe previously unknown people, places, objects or events. As a result he was recruited for a top-secret military program, code name STAR GATE, to develop and apply remote viewing skills for national security purposes” [Mind Trek; Joe McMoneagle]. Pre-dating McMoneagle is F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater, “a counterspy during the cold-war era where he used his natural psychic aptitude as a U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Special Agent. He also played a key role in the remote viewing intelligence program, STAR GATE. For ten years Skip was the Operations and Training Officer for this secret remote-viewing program. He recruited and trained an elite cadre of professional intelligence officers to do remote viewing for the Department of Defense and various members of the national intelligence community. He planned, conducted, and reported thousands of remote viewing intelligence-collection missions” [Monroe Institute.org].
Another way to describe remote viewing is the deliberate and practiced tapping into of human psychic ability; the word ‘psychic’ is derived from the Greek ‘psychikos’, which means ‘of the soul’ or ‘having to do with mind’ and ‘sensitivity to the unseen’. By definition, we are all psychic– some more developed than others; but we are all without argument the very definition of psychic as we all have mind, we all have a life force that animates our bodies which some call a soul or spirit, and we are all sensitive to the unseen; in fact we rely on the unseen for most of our existence and experience. For example our emotions and thoughts are connected to us, they are a part of us, yet we don’t see them, they are invisible to our physical senses—we “feel” and “think” them; the physical manifestation of the thought or emotion can only be “seen” once expressed through some physical movement, behavior, action, spoken word etc.
Psychic ability or intuition are primary aspects of our being; this fundamental part of us has been shut down, held back, and made out to be crazy instead of taught, nurtured, and applied. Instead we opt to medicate those who have experiences that our limited science cannot explain—we believe something to be “wrong” when the reality is, we simply don’t understand the phenomena being experienced by the individual, nor do we try to. In our ignorance we tend to become afraid, uncomfortable–sometimes even angry when dealing with that which we do not yet comprehend. Our children are now being unnecessarily medicated at an ever alarming rate for having “out-of-the-norm” experiences. Apollo Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell having profound, transformative experiences of his own states: “we call our intuitive capabilities our sixth sense, and that’s just dead wrong; they should be called our first sense…we have become more left brained and screened out these intuitive right brain capabilities that seem to be natural, that seem to be a part of our basic nature” [Spirit Space; 2008]. In looking at ancient cultures of the world we find that most of them were mystical; “mystical means that the soul has continuity; that we exist in body and we exist in spirit” [Dr. Linda Backman; Spirit Space; 2008].
In our modern day society, this ancient knowing has been lost on a collective scale, and so too are we lost as a people. In not acknowledging the life force within us as a primary and fundamental part of our humanity or divinity rather, we are unconsciously rejecting a very basic, natural, and important part of ourselves—probably the most important part of ourselves. Our modern science cannot even begin to uncover the mysteries of what some call a ‘soul’ until it entertains the idea of us having one to begin with.