Scanning, as aforementioned in the linking lesson, is the art of obtaining information about any place, person, object, concept, or generally anything that exists. It should be treated as any other act of kinesis, as intent, manipulation of energies, and actualization within the soul are needed. While the brain is used to interpret the data, it is by no means the mechanism, or even necessary. The Linking Process
If you’ve been following the course as instructed, you’ve read on the process of linking. A link is crucial in all scans, and while it helps immensely to consciously create a link while beginning scanning, it becomes less and less necessary to perform as you mature in your practices. A link is used to transfer information, and as an anchor for your soul to connect to the target. Whilst first learning to scan, it is wise to make sure that a solid link is achieved with the target, for more accurate results and ease of scanning. Eventually, a link will be automatically achieved for a scan, but until that point, spend time on making a stable link.Performing A Scan
Spend enough time focal meditating so that you have a completely clear and alert mind. Figure out a target, with easily verifiable results. Note that a scan is not limited to your own place in time, and can be something that already or will happen. A good target is a card flipped over. Acquire a deck of cards, shuffle them facedown, and place a card facedown on a flat surface. Gain awareness of the soul, and form a stable link to the card. Form a clear intent to know what’s on the card. You can scan specific aspects of the card, such as the suit, its color, number, etc., for a wider approach, but this is not necessary. After your intent is formed, you may take either a passive or active approach to scanning. You can be completely receptive and await the information to arrive within the soul, or you can use the soul to reach out and read the information. Keep in mind that you want to receive the information with the soul alone, and the mind should be calm and quiet. After information is obtained with confidence, try not to interpret, and flip the card over. If the scan was successful, note your state of mind and concentration and the position of the soul during that scan. If unsuccessful, attempt it again, and tweak your performance of the scan. Always be aware of what you’re doing, so you can note it if the scan was successful or unsuccessful. Analytical Overlay
Analytical Overlay, or AOL, occurs when the brain attempts to receive the information or interpret it in place of the soul. When scanning, always be vigilant that the mind is under control and not running wild, and isn’t taking a hold of the information received and spinning it out of its original meaning. Preconceptions should be at all costs avoided, and if existing, should be made sure that they’re not minded. If a scan is unsuccessful because of AOL, take a minute to clear your mind, and re-scan with the focus being on the soul rather than the mind.
As with all psionic acts, doubt should be kept to a minimum, preferably nonexistent. If proper confidence is maintained, and belief at a high, success is relatively guaranteed.
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