Exercise your third eye - an interview with television psychic John Holland of the 'You Can Do It' Conference

Your professional renown is heavily focused around assisting people in tapping into their own psychic abilities. Do you have any advice for our readers on perhaps trying out a few basic techniques to see what they're capable of?

We feel intuitively in different ways. Some people are clairesentient. A room or a place or a piece of furniture doesn't feel right. Clairesentience is to feel. Others have that internal voice that speaks to you, the Clairaudient, the voice that says, "don't go down that road," or "take another route, be careful!"

There are also the clairvoyants, who see. So, I always say that you should try to find out which you are. You'll know by the words you're compelled to use. "I don't like the feel of this room" - Clairesentient, or "I don't like what I'm seeing" - Clairvoyant. And basically, it's like a muscle, and like a muscle, you've got to use it.

We all were born with souls, and with those souls are soul senses that come with the package. It's free. People don't trust it and because of that, they don't use it.

So, for example, if you work in an office building, which elevator is going to come down first? What color shirt will your boss wear today? How many unread emails will be waiting for me? Try little things like that, and you'll be amazed at how much better and better you'll become. And it's not all about predicting the future. It can help you in business and in relationships. There are many uses for it.

Why is it, do you think, that we are so uncomfortable trusting those instincts?

Because of television! TV and the way that they portray using your intuition or psychic abilities. It's the same thing. It's fear. We're taught to think too literally.

Kids are all very psychic until about the age of seven. They use the right sides of their brains, their artistic sides, until they start school with all the teachers and the books and the reading, and push aside the things that are natural.

I always tell people that if your child is saying something to you like, "Mommy, daddy, I don't like that person," you'd better listen to them, because kids see the world the way it really is.