I spent most of my life in fanatical religion (JW) that rejected all things psychic as the work of the Devil. Several unbidden psychic experiences - and several scandals that shocked me - changed all that. I find myself in the 'elder statesman' phase of life with a worldview that is radically different from that which I grew up with.
The change began with foreknowing my father's death - which horrified me. No vision, no voices, just a strong 'knowing' even though there was no immediate cause to be worried about. I prayed and prayed against this event happening but he unexpectedly (to others) fell into a coma. I waited for most of three days to make the five hour trip home. When I finally did, I was taken to his hospital room immediately - and he died within seconds of my walking out of the room in tears. The seemingly careful timing was the bizarre thing, yet he could not have consciously engineered it since the cause of the sudden coma was a burst aneurysm in his brain stem.
There have been a lot of odd events like this in my life. More recently, I lost many years of savings in the stock market crash but on occasion, will get a dream about a stock I've never heard of - that later goes up dramatically. Considering my many troubles, a handicapped wife, an impoverished daughter and insecure job, I really wish that I could trigger this ability somehow! On "Medium" they keep saying, "It doesn't work that way!"
I know from Russell Targ (of CIA psychic fame) that such events have an almost 'trickster' quality about them, as his friends had dramatic but only brief success with roulette and silver futures.
I desire no mansion, no SUV, no yacht. Still, it would be nice to support my family this way. Thanks.