The other sense.

I typically don’t make it a practice to watch The Dr. Phil Show. At all. But sometimes there is noise on the TV where I am working, and today it was him. I think the subject matter was atypical for his show.

Phil had a guy on his show named Lior Suchard. He spins himself as a Master Mentalist. Typically, I hope these things are true, but I also take them with a grain of salt, or a pinch of skepticism. However, as the noise on the TV traipsed along, I soon became enthralled. In fact, I kept one eye on the show for most of the hour. This guy was amazing. (Don’t take my word for it. There are some clips, at Phil’s place. )

He hones in on all five senses and swirls them together, tapping into his sixth sense. Incredibly. Remarkably. I want to meet this guy. He says the senses are all connected, and working with one another. All attached. And when we glue them all together, we can take our awareness to another level of realization.

That sixth sense. Not the dead people movie, but the extrasensory perception in the human being. Most of us are taught that the human body has five senses. You know the drill: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. But many neurologists identify nine or more senses, and some list as many as 21. That’s a whole lot of sensing going on.

Our bodies, and minds are amazing mechanisms, and if we pay attention to them, they will tell us precisely what it is we should do. This sounds great in theory. But getting it all to play out this way is an entirely different matter. One part of us may be willing. And all the other parts tug in a different direction. On most days, at least, that is true for me.

Unless, you are like this guy. This Lior Suchard. He is either some kind of psychic wizard, or a master of deception. But after watching the show, I tend to think he is tuned in on a different channel.

That veil between what is real, and what is imagined, is a thin piece of cloth. The slightest bit of air can set the ripples billowing. And that is how it goes in any minute of any day, if we open up. And look. And feel. That space where it all intermingles.

Most of the time, we don’t slow down enough to notice. We distract ourselves from the possibilities of the things we can’t explain. Maybe it scares us. Maybe we don’t believe it. Either way, as long as we put the wall around ourselves, and close ourselves off, we’ll never know for sure.

And if we do experience that which seems surreal, impossible, incredible, magical? Then been somewhere most people aren’t lucky enough to find.

So. Why not try?



“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”
― Albert Einstein


“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.”
― Kahlil Gibrán


“Everything I have to say has already crossed your mind.”
“Then possibly my answer has crossed yours.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle