Your mind power is finding more and more venues for itself in today’s pop culture world. With TV shows, movies, books and even music centering on various aspects of psychic talents or other mind powers researching how to improve your own abilities is a more entertaining task than ever before. Just be sure to supplement your TV watching with plenty of checked facts.
The television show Medium follows Allison DuBois, a real-life medium portrayed by award-winning actress Patricia Arquette. Allison is a medium who, on the show, is able to work with the police to solve criminal cases with the help of her clairvoyant dreams. She will often see a piece of a scenario related to the crime, and later in the episode, after learning more about what transpired, Allison will see larger portions of the first scenario. What is good about how Medium deals with clairvoyance is how she is unable to willfully summon visions. They come to her instead as dreams, in her subconscious. While her visions seem to be exclusively crime-related, the fundamentals and realities of her clairvoyance are depicted quite well.
You can take a page from the television representation of Allison DuBois (or several pages from the real Allison, as she has authored several books) and apply yourself to increase your mental capabilities. Try some mindfulness exercises. Slow down, breathe deeply and clear your head. This forced focus will let you better examine situations and come up with solutions.
Telepathy is another common feature in pop culture entertainment. The popular rock band The Killers has a song titled ‘Read My Mind,’ and Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series of books centers around a telepathic cocktail waitress. Telepathy is, basically, the ability to read minds. In life, it can be part of the unspoken language between close friends or siblings, or it can be as strong as it is depicted in popular entertainment. While telepathy is generally considered a ‘gift’ in its representations, it is more like a talent that one can cultivate with various brain exercises like puzzles and mnemonic sequences.
The frequency with which these abilities are alluded to and represented in the entertainment world is understandable. The desire to connect with the unknown is a potential factor in the popularity of your mind powers. The style in which these facilities are displayed also leans toward a fondness for superhuman abilities and super heroes. While none of us are Superman, we are all able to facilitate a stronger use of our unconscious mind’s abilities.