How do you know if you’re psychic? Most people are, to some degree, even if they don’t refer to themselves that way. Most people have some sense of what’s coming, even if they don’t quite trust it. In fact, one of the main reasons people call me is to validate impressions that they have themselves, and I’m happy to do that. So over the years, I’ve talked with too many other psychics (though they may not think of themselves that way) to count. And we all have a few major issues:

First, we’re all incredibly impatient! We expect what we “see” (or “hear” or “feel” or “know” or dream, henceforth all referred to as “see”) to happen immediately. I mean, if we “see” it as true, then why isn’t it here now? As I remind people constantly, in physical reality, things take time. Yes, in the spiritual world, things happen as fast as we can see or imagine them, but in the physical world, actual people and things have to be in actual places for an event to happen, and it takes time to move those to the appropriate positions. And most of us are bad at knowing how long it will take for the reality we “see” to show up.

I suspect that most of us have particular time signatures for certain types of events, though those signatures can change over time (I know mine have gotten faster). What is a time signature? It’s the length of time between when I choose to create something, and “see” it, and when it actually happens. I have two types of signatures. My time signature for things seems to be a few days. That is, when I choose for a thing to show up, such as a toy basket or a beach chair, they tend to be in my path within a few days — I don’t go looking for them, they just show up. But bigger items, like my husband or a meditation group, tend to take longer — 9 months, in fact.

Second, we’re all very attached to what we “see”, so that if we don’t “see” something, or get it wrong, we then invalidate everything else we’ve ever “seen”. That’s just not so! No psychic is right 100% of the time. A good one is right 80-85% of the time. So why invalidate what is right because not all of it is? And I have definitely seen some psychics go into identity crises because they’ve been wrong. No one expects a stock picker to be right 100% of the time, and in a way, they’re in the same business. Why should you expect more of yourself?

Third, we assume that everyone else is like us. Now to some extent, everyone is psychic. I really do believe that we’re all born with an innate connection to all that is, and so we can access this information. But if you tend to see where things are going, and/or how other people feel or will act, you tend to assume you’re normal (what is ‘normal’, anyway?) and that everyone else does this, too. They don’t. At least, not to the degree that you do. And so we tend to be impatient with others for not seeing what we see.

Author's Bio: 

Hollis Polk is a personal coach (, who has been helping people create lives they love for 15 years, using neurolinguistic & hypnotherapy techniques, decision science, clairvoyance & the common sense learned in 20+ years of business. She is an NLP Master Practitioner, hypnotherapist & has a BSE in engineering from Princeton & a Harvard MBA. She is also a successful real estate broker, investor & business owner.