Dr Kruti Parekh is said to be "Asia's only professional female mentalist"
Have you ever been surprised to receive a call or message from a friend or a relative just when you were thinking of them? So how does it happen? You could dismiss it as coincidence or intuition perhaps, but there is a reason for this occurrence, reckons Dr Kruti Parekh, said to be "Asia's only professional female mentalist" and India's first test tube baby, who dropped in to Khaleej Times office on Wednesday morning ahead of her Dubai show to tell us all about it.
"Everyone's mind is capable of achieving anything it wants. When we think about people, we connect to them. You have to listen to your intuition and feel the energy," said Kruti. In fact, she did surprise us by reading our mind successfully.
Kruti is performing her new show called Illusions of Mind on Friday, April 7, at Indian Consulate Auditorium. At the show she will unravel the mysteries of the mind. Among the many things she will demonstrate is mind reading, mentalist tricks as well as the power of sixth sense.
"I am actually influencing the mind of the entire audience together," said Kruti explaining how her magic works. "During the show, I give the audience the freedom to make choices (in their thoughts) and in the end I will reveal to them how I have been influencing their minds from the word go," she added.
Kruti also happens to be India's first test tube baby and she is mighty proud of it. "Being a test tube baby, I also feel that I am somewhat special. I want to give back to people. So, if you come for my show this Friday, I will read your mind and get many of your secrets out!"
Message for millennials
"Youngsters these days want everything an a hurry. They get attracted to fast things in life. They don't understand that things do not come easily. I conduct a workshop called 'Change the Way You Think', where I show you how to train your mind and believe in yourself. It does make a difference when you do that. I teach the youth how to overcome the impossible. It is not about how many times you fall, but how many times you can rise again," said Kruti.
Mentalist and magicians
"A magician says 'here is a deck of card, go ahead and pick up a card'. He will then shuffle the card, put it back in pack and say, 'here is your card'.
"Mentalists work the same card trick, but differently. They work on the psychology of magic. We use many suggestive techniques, wherein we make you pick up the card that we want you to pick up," she added.
Kruti's 3 tips to be happy
1. Smile: When you smile, a person who looks at you also smiles and this way you multiply the smile!
2. Happiness: Tell yourself, 'I am happy and today is a wonderful day.' Your body, mind and soul will believe it and you will start your day on a positive note.
3. Do something good: Do one task for a person that you know or even a stranger without expecting anything in return. If you see someone walking on the road and if he/she trips and falls, go help them. Smile and move on. It will give you more happiness than anything else in the world. Happiness comes from within, not from outside.