|Are We Born With A Gift-Or Do We Develop A Talent?|
Throughout my thirty years in parapsychology one of the most put forth statements by those who believe they have a psychic capability is that many state that they were born or inherited that psychic talent. One need ask whether this is a factual statement or not.
On a personal note, I do believe that we are genetically aligned with certain chromosomes which might enhance one's intuitive (creative) strengths over another, but at the same time I firmly believe that anyone can enhance or develop their intuitive capabilities with proper training and understanding.
I for one am not convinced that intuitive strengths are totally inherited as some would have us believe, although on the scientific side there will be arguments that if intuitive capabilities are genetically inclined then one can suggest that they are indeed inherited. The problem here is that we need to define inherited. I believe that intuition is strictly an uncommon sense. Another fallacy which I believe is rampant in this profession are the statements by some that due to an accident, etc. all of a sudden they became intuitively inclined. The more higher probability is that due to the "fear factor" instilled during the course of the supposed accident, etc., the individual in question would assuredly be more "aware" of the consequences and therefore due to that fact would also be more "aware" of their emotions and thought processes.
My personal research and experience has shown that anyone can be taught or trained to recognize their own intuitive strengths and in fact those strengths can be enhanced. A number of factors come into play during that enhancement stage. It is my theory that intuition or psychic capabilities evolve around the emotional stability of the individual. (ref: "The 21 Emotions Exercise"-E. G. Curley, 1981) I have concluded that once an individual recognizes what emotions they are experiencing at any particular time, those emotions govern how strong one's intuitive capabilities are. These abilities are reflective on a number of different facets of parapsychology. Whether one is studying astrology; whether one is using any of the tools of the trade; i.e. tarot cards, I Ching, runes, etc.; or, whether one is strictly functioning at an intuitive level, emotions are the catalyst to the end result.
As an example. Without a high confidence level it is impossible to replicate intuitive impressions. If for example, an impression is made and that impression does not come to pass, then the confidence level of the individual is reduced and the individual will no longer accept that "very first intuitive impression" without questioning the outcome. On the other hand, if that impression does come to fruition, the old saying "practice makes perfect" takes hold and the confidence level increases substantially.
With the above in mind, I have concluded that once any one learns how to develop a strong confidence personality and if that level can be retained then that individual will develop or enhance their natural intuitive strengths to a point where others may call them a Psychic.