Can YOUR Psychic Powers influence your Career?
“Prosperity is the best protector of principle.” -Mark Twain
I explained earlier how one of my work colleagues generated negative energy that became contagious. In this instance, we were working with a very small team. However, in large organizations the potential for discord increases dramatically. When a number of people work together for a common purpose, a collective “mind field” emerges. This happens within a family, between friends, within religions, in teams and other groupings as well as in the workplace.
Nowadays, successful businesses know that communicating with their employees is as important as communicating with the customer. When I ran my advertising/corporate communications business, I won an interesting commission from British Airways to design their internal communications campaign. My brief was to design an internal communications campaign to build a team spirit and promote the importance of giving good customer service. We concluded that a team spirit arises if employees are treated as individuals and if their work is acknowledged as being important to the business as a whole. They need to feel important and appreciated. One way of achieving this recognition is with effective internal communications.
Reading the Corporate World
This is a very simple premise but once a team spirit is achieved, the ethos expands to influence every aspect of a business–and particularly if management applies the same principles to themselves. With this comes the Holy Grail of excellent customer service, as everyone now wants the business to be a success and understands that their individual work helps to achieve this. To address this issue, we wrote the line “We’re sold on super service” and promoted the concept with a series of “Wanted” posters. Our idea was simply that teams are built when people feel their work is appreciated and they are needed. These were targeted to every department and individual within the organization, saying things such as “Wanted: Tea ladies who take the biscuit” and “Wanted: Security men we can bank on.” With these simple puns, we were able to put the message across in a friendly way without appearing to give orders. Once this was in place, the messages were reinforced through internal publications and other communications tools.
This campaign taught me the importance of building team spirit and how it can influence business success. There are other qualities, such as strategy, salesmanship, incentives, leadership, and so on, that are requisites for success, but all are built on the bedrock of team spirit. Without that team spirit bond, business objectives are harder to achieve. Internal marketing can act as a catalyst to encourage team building, but the best bonding takes place at the spiritual level–when people enjoy their work and feel wanted.
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Psychic Business Teams
How many businesses understand that the phrase “team spirit” is more than a metaphor, but can become a real spiritual force? Performers, trainers, teachers, trainers, preachers and anyone who works with people needs to be aware of the significance of building energy between people. A strong group aura can become a powerful force. Today we have many effective communications tools that motivate and influence people, but there are also important hidden forces working at an unconscious level. These have been with us since primordial times. In tribal societies, it is vital that everyone works as a unit. In pre-language societies, teamwork would have been very important; particularly in times of danger, while on a hunt or during tribal wars. A group of hunters would need to be aware of each other’s position in relation to the quarry and would need to be able to anticipate each other’s moves. Sometimes the chase would take place over many miles and it would have been very difficult to communicate with each other. Humans with a telepathic ability would have had the evolutionary edge. For example, hunting works best in teams with some leading and enticing the prey and other responsible for the kill. Clearly, telepathy is a useful faculty as it enables members of the hunt to be aware of each other’s thoughts and feelings over a great distance.
My Telepathy Experiences in Business
Telepathy makes evolutionary sense, as these qualities would assist in the tribe to survive. These shared telepathic signals helped the individuals to respond as a team. A mind-field of sustained mental energy is created and takes on a life of its own. The mind field remains in place even after the hunt has finished and is increased before the hunt with ceremony and ritual. The personification of these energies may account for early man’s belief in gods.
Telepathic energy bonds are also beneficial to the survival of children. A child is more likely to survive if its mother understand its needs and feelings. Similarly, if those at home in the village can sense that something is wrong when a tribe is at war, they may also know whether to go to their aid or to retreat into the forest. The clairvoyant ability we call “remote viewing” would be helpful during a hunt and also between members of a tribe who may at times need to work at a good distance from each other. Similarly, it aids survival if a person has a sense of direction or gets “gut feelings” about the location of other members of the tribe.
I do not believe that our early ancestors were like telepaths from Star Trek,but they may have had an unconscious dialogue between themselves that linked them to the collective energy of the group. Moreover, similar energies may be at work in our own time. A business is like a tribe. Some leave the office to hunt for opportunities or use communications tools to hunt for new business. Others tend the offices to administer the bounty. Instead of gods, we now have company logos. (Interestingly the word “Logos” means the divine word!) There are clearly similarities here with sales, administration roles, and the tribal roles of hunting or tending the village. The modern workplace is like a hunt–except nowadays it is profit rather than prey that we seek. Stock-market brokers use terms such as bull, bear, and stag markets. Given that telepathy is active during the hunt, it is not surprising that it can often play a role in the modern workplace. And God only knows what the managers are thinking when they talk about head-hunting!
I have argued that pre-language societies may have been bound by a spiritual “mind field” that enabled them to communicate individually and be aware of collective feelings. Could it be that these same spiritual energies are at work within corporate settings? My work in advertising and design brought my talents to the fore in the offices of many businesses large and small. My psychic and mediumistic powers had developed some years before I walked away from the corporate world to become a professional writer and psychic medium. During my stint and a businessman, my clairvoyant skills came in very useful. For example, I would anticipate a brief and clients would sometimes suspect that I had insider knowledge of their business plans. When we shook hands I would become aware of my client’s thoughts and get feelings about new products or services that they were planning. And, of course, it was convenient to know if they intended to pay me!
Clients would often exclaim, “How on earth did you know we were planning that!” or be pleased when I offered suggestions that confirmed ideas they were already considering. Some of my long-term clients were banks and insurance companies. Often, I would appear to have an “in-depth” understanding of the complexities of fund management and the stock market, while in reality I knew very little indeed. The truth is, I was essentially reading their minds, to the extent of picking their brains.
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Why you need to like your business colleagues
I noticed that this telepathic rapport was most pronounced with clients that I liked enough to call my friends. Parapsychologists have found that telepathy works best between people who like each other. If I get along with someone in business, then we are more likely to share telepathic signals. Furthermore, the receptivity to these signals increases if we are accepted as a part of the organization’s “mind field.” Most of what I am describing works on an unconscious level, but awareness of these forces can improve your influence with your colleagues. The energy flows both ways. For instance, I found that people that had never met me before felt comfortable with me immediately. They may have liked my work and the testimonials from their colleagues, but I believe they unconsciously “knew” that I was now part of the “mind field.” I had become a member of the tribe.
The collective corporate “mind field” could be described as the spirit or soul of the business. Like the spirit of the ancient gods, it is an energy that is sustained and passes across the generations for as long as people continue to believe. It is as if the organization evolves its own personality. I recall servicing one of my shipbuilding clients that I would describe as a “nitty-gritty, nuts-and-bolts” mind field. This mentality had worked for them since Victorian times, but now market forces were pushing them to diversify from defence products.
Their solution was to fill capacity by taking in orders from a manufacturer of fridges . The problem was that the collective “mind field” of the shipbuilders was not particularly flexible, and they ended up producing fridges that would just about withstand a blast from a missile! Few within the organization realized that it was not essential to build fringes with reinforced plate steel; however, their conservative mind field made them blind to new ways of doing things. Fortunately, the shipbuilders soon had some big orders come in from the defence department, and could return to building battleships. (Probably now equipped with lighting that goes out when you shut the door!) The truth is that whole organizations can become fixed in a mind field that has outgrown its usefulness. I believe that the energy created is real, and that it can sometimes be very hard to change.
Career, Job Hunting and Mind Fields
If you are looking for work or changing jobs, it is important to let yourself become attuned to a business’s “mind field.” You probably already do this when you “get a feel” of what a place is like during the interview. If possible, it is helpful if the potential employer shows you around the offices or plant. In this way, you can get a better feeling of the vibrations of the organization as a whole. You may think that this is something that only psychics can do, but you probably did something similar when you bought or rented your home. You probably based your decision upon how you “felt” about the property. Did it “feel right?” When you looked around, did you “feel at home?” It is useful to allow the same gut feelings to influence you when seeking work. Ask yourself if it “feels right” to you. What sort of “personality” does the vibration of the organization bring to mind? Your responses will tell you if you are suited to the “mind field” of the organization.
There is nothing worse than finding yourself working at a job in which you feel you may never “fit in.” Feeling comfortable with the organization’s “mind field” is even more important than the practical things, such as wages and prospects. If you are surrounded with energy that does not suit you, you may sense that are undergoing continuous psychic attack. You will be spending a large part of your time in this place, and it is important that you feel in tune with the vibrations that will surround you. You do not want to feel as if you are being poisoned by the atmosphere of an organization that you quickly come to hate.
Telepathy and Mind Fields at Work
Psychic researcher Betty Humphrey from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, discovered that extrovert personalities exhibited telepathy better than introverts. In a business setting, the extrovert salesperson or manager is more likely to demonstrate telepathic powers and be in touch with the collective mind field of the organization. Leaders often trust their gut feeling when seeking to employ a new staff member. It is something to remember during any interview and to use to your advantage.
During the interview meeting, you may find yourself feeling exposed and unprotected, so it’s useful to prepare yourself, and your aura, in advance. The light breathing exercise mentioned earlier may help build your energy and self-confidence. You may also use colour to enhance the strengthening effect. If you imagine breathing-in red or gold light, these can have the effect of making you feel dynamic (red) and protected (gold). It will also give you a feeling of confidence and ready for action. At the same time, your aura needs to be open so that you are receptive to signals from the would-be employers and can respond intellectually, but with one eye on the gut feelings that come from intuition.
A little soul-protection exercise before such meetings will give you a much better chance of success. When you are in the interview, project good thoughts towards your would-be employer. You may “see” them feeling happy and relaxed with their family. They will at once appear less intimidating to you and you will be sending unconscious telepathic signals that will influence them to instinctively trust you. Once the meeting is in full swing, you will probably forget all this advice, but the commands you have given yourself will continue to work on an unconscious level. These techniques are protective and dynamic at the same time.
Psychic skills may also help in other aspects of business. Research has shown that gamblers and risk-takers display higher than average telepathic abilities and score above chance in telepathy card-guessing tests. The archetypal risk-taking entrepreneur is likely to be unconsciously using these skills for day-to-day decisions or may be aware of the mind-fields of other organizations as well as his own. A “hunch” about the stock market may come from linking to the mind-field of the collective thoughts being transmitted by people at financial markets around the world. Imaginative, creative people, particularly artists, score best in telepathy tests. Some researchers believe this is because they use predominately the right-hand side of the brain–the side also responsible for intuition.
The Power of Words
“Language (n): The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another’s treasure.” -Ambrose Bierce
In addition to hidden psychic powers, we can use practical techniques to project a powerful presence. The way we dress and our body language can say a great deal about us and send unconscious signals to people we meet. Colour plays an important role, too, and we will go into this in detail later. But perhaps the most important of all are the words we use in everyday language and in business settings. Words are powerful tools that can influence others and also shield us. And how we say something can sometimes be more important than what we say.
If you own a telephone or computer, it is likely that you have received junk calls or emails designed to encourage you to buy something you don’t need or want. A great deal of thought goes into these communications, to ensure you are most likely to respond. For example, while writing this chapter a call interrupted me to sell me a new cable television service in my area. When I tried to wriggle out of the conversation, the woman presented me with a classic opening: “Aren’t you interested in films?” You see how clever this is? Of course, I’m interested in films–as is the vast majority of the population–but the line encourages me to say “yes” and so continue the conversation. And she replies with the inevitable: “Then you will love the great films that our cable service offers.” My heart sinks. How did I let her trap me?
Reading The Power Of Words in Sales Messages
I used to use similar techniques when I ran my own business. It is amazing how few of the poor recipients of my sales messages knew what was going on. One of my favourite ways of overcoming an objection and keeping the conversation going was to say, “Don’t you want your profits to rise?” A lovely hook, as they were bound to respond and I could reply by explaining all the benefits my business could offer them.
We are constantly bombarded by advertising using this language of persuasion. Some of the most interesting I noticed being used by the BBC here in the UK when I watched “Operation Desert Storm” unfold. The British and American forces were referred to as “our boys” and the Iraqi forces were called the “Iraqi troops.” Can you see the important point here? If we say, “fifty of our boys in the desert have been killed,” it is a very emotive statement, conjuring up images of young men being murdered. However, “fifty Iraqi troops were destroyed” is a dehumanising message. “Troops being destroyed” uses images removed from our emotions. I noticed similar language usage in the recent troubles in Afghanistan.
Many of us have learned to recognize the hidden persuaders in the language that surrounds us. Words used in selling or propaganda are less likely to have a harmful effect on our free will if we become aware of their usage in everyday situations. Once you realize that someone is using persuasive language for a clandestine hard sell, you are in a better position to protect yourself. Listen to your inner voice warning you to be careful. If you don’t feel right about something, walk away–or refuse to commit until you are sure. “No, thanks,” is always an option. Trust your inner awareness.
The Power Of Persuasive Words
The weapon of persuasive words can also be put to spiritual purposes. In particular, words can be used to build your own or another’s self-confidence. If you encourage another person with phrases such as, “You can do it,” or “I feel you will succeed and everything will be all right,” they will be empowered to succeed and will love you for it. How often have you succeeded because the people around you had faith in what you could do? It is good, also, to encourage ourselves in this way. Even negative language can be useful if we allow it to motivate us. I sometimes work better when people say I “cannot” achieve something. If someone says that I am hopeless at something, I will go out of my way to prove them wrong. I’ll succeed just to spite them! On the other hand, we can perhaps learn from the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He has often publicly thanked his Chinese oppressors for giving him the spiritual opportunity to learn patience, forgiveness, and compassion. Enemies can be the best teachers. Words can, however, invade us and cause us more harm than we care to admit. If we repeatedly say to a child, “You are completely useless. You’ll never get anywhere!” is it any wonder the child fails? Positive commands, on the other hand, such as, “I can see you’ll do fine, because you have a good head on your shoulders and loads of talent” may help your child achieve. In addition, the language places them in the future. People often find it hard to make decisions or act because they are trapped in the past, or perplexed by the present. Giving them a sense of a successful future can empower them to move forward. Similarly, we can use images and metaphor to help them picture their success. We can even reverse negative language and give it a positive objective. Say, for example, someone complains that their “life is an uphill struggle.” We could respond by saying “Yes, but every day you get a little higher and it is marvellous to rest once in a while and enjoy the view.” This kind of positive response reassures them of their progress and helps them realize that it is okay to take a break.
The Hidden Influence of Power Words
The words we use can have a powerful hidden influence on our motivation and faith in ourselves. I remember when I was a student working on a construction site during vacations. At the time I was having some difficulties getting the job right. Finally, I turned to my Irish ganger and said, “I’m sorry, Paddy, but I am completely hopeless at this.” He looked up with a twinkle in his eye and reprimanded me in his broad Irish accent: “Don’t you ever put yourself down, lad! There are thousands of people in the world who are queuing up to do that job for you. And they’ll take great pleasure in it and do it for free, too.” I still hate practical work, like building jobs or [DIY?] do-it-yourself projects, but my Irish guru’s amusing image of a great queue of people eager to undermine me for free has certainly stayed with me. I now leave it to others to put me down, and I generally maintain self-confidence. Most importantly, his simple but powerful words protected me from myself.
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