by Cathy Anderson Moffat
Doing massage (my day job) makes you more intuitive; your psychic powers increase until soon you can predict how much your tip will be.
As a writer, this can come in handy. I've written about an assortment of protagonists who share these psychic experiences. Stephanie sees visions of a past life as a witch burned at the stake. Lilith sees and talks to fairies, even helps them with a mission. Suzanne crystal ball gazes and views a life ending in tragedy during the Big Band era. Each protagonist uses her gifts as an edge to defeat the bad guy.
A connection with the psychic can be observed when you explore a writer's creative process. Baroness Orczy, author of the Scarlet Pimpernel, has shared how her hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, first appeared to her. She "saw" him--a tall, commanding figure sprung from her mind--in the subway system of London near the tracks. The world gained a powerful story of selfless bravery, and it sure sounds psychic to me.
And consider the good fortune of the woman who makes more money than the Queen of England: J.K. Rowling. Her train was detained for three hours in the countryside, and while she waited amidst the rural landscape, Harry Potter and the other characters of her much-loved series were given to her. I can't claim this was a psychic vision, but this information was downloaded from somewhere (if I could just get in contact with her spirit guides, things would really take off).
A few years ago,I ran into a romance novel by Nancy Martin at the library. The heroine was a psychic, and Nancy's representation was very accurate. I asked her about it, and she said, "Oh, I just made everything up. It was a lot of fun."
But I've a notion that our Ms. Nancy is holding out on us. Could she have been so accurate because she's highly psychic? And doesn't even know it? I wouldn't be at all surprised.
So for those of you hoping to buff up your sixth sense, I'd be glad to help. You can come on over and give me a massage anytime. Great for your intuition. Glad to make the sacrifice. No need to call me, though.
I'll know you're coming.