Playful Psychic, Basic Skills
Table of Contents
- Basic Skills
- Drawing Energy
- Creating Psiballs
- Practice Month One
- Practice Tips
- Psychic Events
- Games and Practical Uses I
Shutdown means stopping all psychic activity, totally but temporarily. Closing
all psychic perceptions lets you stop to understand what you have experienced.
It helps you recover from emotional surprise or shock and return to reality.
When psychic experiences frighten you, take a step back and relax. Breathe.
Consider whether you really need to shut down, or whether you d do better to
think things over. Shutting down means you will have to completely stop
thinking about what happened. Sometimes this may not be helpful.
If thinking about the experience bothers you too much, or makes your energy
feel bad, go ahead and shut down for a while. If, instead, you can stop using
the ability for a few minutes, sit back, and think, do that instead. Shutting
down all abilities is an extreme step. It can always be reversed, but it will
take some effort to open again. The section on personal changes discusses
frightening experiences in detail.Shutting Down
Shutdown happens when you focus all conscious thought toward the physical
world. Become involved with other people, being social and discussing fun
things. Do physical activity; walk around, stretch, jog, or do anything else
that makes you more aware of your physical body. Let thoughts of the psychic
experiences float away like a dream and stop worrying about them. If you like
games, programming, writing, art, etc., do that. Do anything you can think of
to keep yourself occupied, without memories of psychic experiences distracting
you from it.Returning to Psi
When you are ready to use psychic abilities again, start opening your
perceptions as you would when you first practice any psychic ability. You can
do this at any time, whenever you are comfortable and ready.Dealing with Shock
Information and new experiences can be frightening. Try to find someone you
trust to discuss things with. Realize that some of your perceptions may be
inaccurate, especially if you were scared when you started.
If the perceptions really are true, what s the absolute worst that could
happen? Is the worst something life threatening? How likely is it to be true?
How reasonable is it? If you received information about a person, is it
something you have to tell them? Would they believe you, or would it be better
to wait and see what happens?Common Problems
Q: I can't stay shut down.
A: Concentrate on the physical world. Don t let memories distract you. Do
something fun and involving, like watching a movie or reading a book. If you re
curious about your experiences, you may be too interested to ignore them. Make
sure to stay as relaxed and calm as possible. If you feel insecure, try
creating a shield instead.Summary
- Ground and Center
- Relax, and focus on something fun
- You can stop psychic ability use when you choose to.
- You can restart psychic ability use when you choose to.
Grounding connects your energy to the earth in a stable, secure way. Ground to
get rid of unwanted energy and take in clean, balanced energy. When you are
well grounded, drawing energy through yourself is easier. Any time you are
working with energy, grounding makes it easier.Letting Go
First, let go of all the tension you can, relax your shoulders, calm yourself,
and focus on what you are doing. Bring your attention to the current time and
place. Let all the active energy you have release, and any that you don't want
drain down off of you into the earth. Slow down and take a deep calm breath.Anchoring
Extend your own energy down into the earth while keeping it also connected to
you. Feel your energy as streamers or roots extending deep into the earth, as
anchors. These roots balance your energy, so you're not dizzy, and they give
and take energy to keep your overall level steady. When stressed, you may not
anchor very well. Ground and stabilize your anchor to reduce the feelings of
Drain your unwanted energy down through the anchors into the earth. The more
strongly you anchor, the better your energy balance will be. More energy will
flow through you smoothly, without feelings of tightness or nervousness.Common Problems
Q: I just don t feel anything when I try to ground. Am I doing it? What s
A: Make sure you are relaxed, not scared, and not feeling defensive. Gently and
playfully, reach toward the Earth with your feelings. If you are tense or
scared, you won t connect with the Earth very well. If you feel defensive, you
will hold your energy in and stop it from flowing to the ground. You must share
your energy generously with the Earth, and accept its energy connection to you.
Q: I am relaxed, and I think I might have grounded. How do I know if it worked?
A: Trust yourself. Look at how you are feeling. Do you feel connected and
stable, or dizzy and uncertain? When you are strongly grounded, you will feel
more confident and calm. Trust what you feel.
Q: I can ground for a moment, but then it slips away. How can I keep it there?
A: Practice. Notice how you feel when you are grounded. Then notice how you
feel just as it starts to slip. Focus on staying stable and letting lots of
energy flow between you and the earth. As you start to feel grounded, slide in
deeper and more stable. Stay relaxed; don t let the excitement of success stop
you from enjoying the feeling and staying grounded.Summary
- Let go of old energy and tension
- Anchor to the ground
- Balance your energy
- You can feel when you are grounded or not.
- You can ground when you decide to.
- Your grounding is stable, strong, and relaxed.
- You can stay grounded for at least 5 minutes comfortably.
Centering means finding your own identity and essence. This is you, separate
from the influences of societal expectations and pressures. It can enhance
shielding or make them unnecessary. It allows you to perceive energy clearly.
It keeps you emotionally stable as you encounter new things.Finding Center
Finding your center will be easiest when alone. Find some quiet time, where you
can be alone for at least 30 minutes. Do what you can to prevent interruptions.
Turn off the TV, radio, etc. Turn off the telephone ringer and let an answering
machine answer instead.
Sit quietly for a few minutes, just breathing and noticing yourself. Pay
attention to how you feel and why. Let each feeling surface and then pass on
without judgement. Recognize your stream of thought and let it flow. Notice how
your body feels and looks, and any tension you are carrying. Notice your
daydreams, ideas, and everything that is a part of you.
Also, notice anything you are feeling that may be imposed on you by others.
Look for tension, pressure, or expectations. Notice how you have reacted to
them, and what your feelings are in response. There's no need to change
anything unless you want to. Just be aware of these things. Consider the things
you want separate from the things others want for you.
As you do this, you will get a stronger feeling of yourself. With time, you'll
recognize more quickly what is a part of who you are, and what is temporary or
societal. This will help prevent empathic flooding, and increase control of
energy work you do.Staying Centered in Crowds
With practice, you will be able to pause for a few seconds to center yourself
in almost any circumstance. If you tend to be susceptible to empathic overload,
staying centered in crowds will reduce the flooding. It may take practice to
get good at, but will help significantly.
You may find that you have trouble staying centered around certain people.
Their pushiness, their ideas, and their feelings overwhelm you. When you notice
this happening, strengthen your grounding and centering. Stay as strong,
stable, and calm as you can. Once you learn to shield, you may also want to add
a shield around yourself. The shield will keep your energy separate from
theirs, and give you more distance from them. The section on shields discusses
this in more detail.Common Problems
Q: I try to find center, but I m not sure what s me. How do I figure it out?
A: Spend several hours, or if possible, a few days alone doing hobbies. Read a
book, or do any activities you enjoy. Creative or imaginative activities are
the best. Look back over photographs of your childhood or the past few years.
Look around your home at the things you own, and consider why you chose them.
All of these things help you feel yourself. Make sure you get plenty of time
alone to daydream and think.
Q: I start to find center, and then I lose it again. I can t stay centered for
more than a minute or two. Every time I go where someone else is around, I lose
it. What should I do?
A: Start out by centering for a long time while alone. Practice that until it
feels comfortable and familiar. Watch out for getting too involved in other
people s emotions. Make sure you recognize and understand your own emotions
thoroughly. Remind yourself of what is you when you are around other people.Summary
- Ground your energy.
- Recognize yourself and your thoughts
- Recognize thoughts imposed by others
- Focus on yourself
- You can feel when you are centered or not.
- You can center when you decide to.
- Your centering is stable, strong, and relaxed.
- You can stay centered for at least 5 minutes comfortably.
Psychic energy is a strengthening, encouraging energy that exists in nature.
You will need psychic energy to use psychic abilities. Energy comes from many
sources, including the sun, moon, earth, nature, water, wind, storms, fire,
emotions, and movement. People carry energy with them at all times. However,
this energy can become drained as you use your abilities. Because of this,
having other energy sources to draw from can help you avoid getting too tired.Choose a Source
Choose an energy source you enjoy to draw energy from. Feel energy from that
source flowing into you. You can picture it as a garden hose pouring energy
into you, or as a waterfall all around you. You might picture it as light
surrounding and filling you, or a fire warming you. The energy surrounds and
fills you, raising your energy to a much stronger level.
As you feel the energy flow through you, relax and focus on staying balanced.
Don t hold the energy in; let it flow through. Bottling it up will stop the
flow. Raise the energy strength as far as you can comfortably go. Then, hold
the energy flow at that speed and strength for a few minutes. Practice holding
it stable.Too Much Energy
If you begin to feel lightheaded, imagine a connection into the ground to let
go of the excess energy. Lightheadedness usually means that you have too much
energy and need to let some of it go back into the earth, like grounding an
electrical system. As you draw energy, take only what feels appropriate. Don't
force it; just gently draw the energy. Forcing it will only make it more
difficult to get the right amount of energy.Finishing
When you are done, you will want to finish comfortably. Direct the energy flow
back into the ground. Let the intensity gradually reduce. Send the energy
securely into the ground, and bring yourself back to a normal state of mind.
Close it down until it feels fully settled. Then let go of the final bit, and
Q: I don t feel anything. Am I drawing any energy?
A: Until you feel something, it s hard to tell. Pay attention to subtle
feelings. Are you actually not feeling anything, or do you just doubt what you
feel? If you feel even slight tingles or pressure, you are probably drawing
energy. Relax and be playful. Imagine drawing energy, even if you aren t sure
you are succeeding. When you ve imagined it for a while, and imagined feeling
it, you will succeed in actually drawing energy.
Q: I feel that I m drawing energy, but it s uneven and difficult to hold. How
do I make it smoother?
A: First, relax. You may be trying too hard to control it. Let it flow
naturally at its own speed. Get rid of any muscle tension you have by
stretching and moving around, and then try again. Make sure you are breathing
smoothly and deeply. Increase the energy flow as you breathe in, and keep it
flowing steady as you breathe out.
Q: I was drawing energy smoothly for a while, and then it wobbled and stopped.
Why did it wobble?
A: You probably got tense or excited, and lost your grounding. Ground and
center, and then try again. Be sure to stay relaxed and playful.Summary
- Ground and Center
- Choose a source
- Pull energy through
- Stay balanced
- You can feel the energy you draw through yourself.
- Drawing energy is smooth, without wobbles or abrupt changes.
- You re relaxed and familiar with feeling the energy flow.
Psiballs are balls of psychic energy. They can be any size, density, shape,
texture, etc. They can be used to carry information, investigate an area, heal,
warm, or cool an area, or simply to play with and to practice energy control.Shaping Energy
Draw energy and direct it outward through your hands. Cup your hands as if you
were holding a baseball or a ball of cookie dough, with one hand below it and
one above it. Picture the energy flowing from your body, through your arms, and
out through your hands.
Feel the energy swirling and building up between your hands. Make the energy
into a ball between your hands, making it denser as you add energy. It doesn't
matter whether your eyes are open or closed - do whichever is comfortable for
Let yourself feel the energy between your hands. Notice any push or pull
between your hands, any difference in heat, changing density of the air, sparks
of light, waviness of the background behind the energy ball, or anything else
If you have difficulty creating a strong enough psiball to feel, try drawing
more energy and adding that energy to it. It may take practice to make a strong
enough psiball to physically see waviness in the air, but you should be able to
feel it quickly. Do not worry if you only feel it, and can not see it; that is
normal. You may feel a lot of heat between your hands; this means you have
drawn energy through them properly.
The sensations you feel may be very slight: tingles, pressure, or tightness.
Trust your sensations. You're learning both to shape energy and to perceive it,
at once. Both take some time to gain confidence with. If you think you felt
something, you probably did.Learning Control
After you are comfortable making a psiball, try working with friends. Each
person starts by creating his or her own psiball. Then combine all of the
psiballs into the center of the circle. Each person continues to add energy to
the center. After a few minutes, discuss how each person perceives the energy.
As a group, try changing the temperature or the density of the energy.
Practice regularly to improve your speed at creating psiballs and your control
of them. As you become more comfortable making them, try variations. Make
shapes other than a ball; try fire, a pool of water, a crystal, and any other
shape you can imagine. Try changing the temperature of the energy, making it
extra warm or extra cool. Make the energy carry different emotions, being
agitated, or soothing. If you have a willing partner, try using an energy ball
to tickle them.
Make a large energy ball of happy energy, and cover a friend in it. If you do
it with a willing friend, but at a time they don't know what's happening, you
can see how strongly it affects how they feel. (This often has the effect of
making the receiver very happy and bouncy, as if they've had too much sugar or
caffeine.) The energy can also be used to heal, by keeping the intention of
healing as you create the ball and share the energy with someone.
Psiballs don't have many "practical" uses - their primary purpose is to learn
basic energy perception and control. Beyond that, they can be used in all the
same ways any energy can.Common Problems
Q: I was able to make a psiball once, but it was weak and I can't do it
A: Try drawing more energy to make the psiballs. Since you were able to do it
once, you have the technique, just not the strength. Let things happen gently,
without forcing them, and be sure you are adding enough energy to make a strong
Q: I have drawn energy and tried to shape it, but I don't feel any energy ball
A: Either you are not creating an energy ball, or you cannot feel the one that
is there. First, open up your mind to feel any sensations around the ball, no
matter how small. If you feel no sensations at all, try putting much more
energy into the energy ball. It may take many times the amount of energy you
expected. Also, let the energy leave your body; don't hold it in. Focus on
letting go of it as it swirls around between your hands.
Q: I can make an energy ball but it immediately falls apart, or just doesn't do
what I want it to.
A: Energy follows thought, so practice keeping your mind focused on the one
thing you want the energy to do. As you practice, learn to keep your mind
focused even through distractions. What you think and expect is what the energy
will do, so as you practice, expect the energy ball to last longer and longer,
until you decide to let it stop existing. You may need to continuously add
energy to keep the psiball in shape.Summary
- Ground and Center
- Draw energy
- Shape the energy
- Notice any sensations
- Ground the energy
- You can draw and shape energy into a ball.
- You can see, feel, or sense the presence of the energy ball.
- You can create the ball when you choose.
- You can get rid of the ball when you choose.
A shield is a bubble of energy that works like a window screen. It filters the
energy that moves through it and defends against other s negative energy. It
also prevents people with psychic abilities from using them with you. Shields
help empaths keep others' emotions separate from their own.Creation
Begin by clearly thinking through your purpose for the shield. Why do you want
a shield? What exactly do you want it to do? Will it keep out all energy, or
just bad energy? Will it be temporary, or will it be permanent? Will it only be
defensive, or will it attack in response to negative energy?
Once you have a clear intent, begin drawing energy and swirling it around you.
Picture the energy as anything you wish. Common visualizations are soap
bubbles, waterfalls, balls of light, fire, trees/vines, crystals, feathered
wings or fur, tank metal, and armor. Choose an image that you enjoy thinking
about and that isn t cramped or heavy. Swirl the energy around you.
When you feel the shield is strong enough, let go. It will maintain itself with
whatever purpose you gave it as you created it. If the shield depletes over
time, repeat to add more energy.Effects
A shield can have many effects, alone or in combination. A shield can keep
energy on one side or the other, or act as a filter to allow only certain
energy inside. It can convert energy from one form to another so that a filter
is unnecessary. Shields help empaths keep out some of the extra emotional
energy so they don't feel overwhelmed.
Shields also define boundaries in the physical world, which people will usually
not to cross. Often they won t even realize why they stopped there. The edge of
a shield works as a psychic alarm. When someone physically crosses it, the
shield gives the owner a psychic warning that someone is nearby.
Shields cause any effects you intend them to have when you create them. Just
like any psychic ability, energy follows thought. Whatever you think about when
you create the shield affects how it is created. Shield effects are not at all
limited to what is listed here; anything you can think of, you can do.Maintenance
Stress sometimes interferes with maintaining a shield. Under normal
circumstances, a shield maintains itself for quite a while. However, large
amounts of negative energy, attacks, illness, and lack of sleep all weaken a
shield. This section explains how to maintain a shield under stressful
Daily stress is the most common difficulty with shielding. While a shield often
prevents psychic energy from adding to the stress, eventually the shield
weakens. More rest, planned time alone, meditation, and avoiding stress are the
best cures. Daily or weekly meditation replenishes a drained shield and helps
relax you.Empathic Overload
Empathic overload is similar to, but can be more intense than, normal stress.
Large crowds, schools, and cities are filled with intense emotional energy.
Empaths who are particularly sensitive to this learn to build very strong
shields to keep other people's emotions separate from their own. The first few
days of an emotionally intense environment can be particularly tiring if the
empath has not yet made a strong enough shield.
Meditation and self-examination are important to protect from the empathic
pounding of emotionally intense environments. Meditation helps relieve the
stress and emotional energy in a controlled way. It also gives time to identify
the difference between empathic emotions and personal emotions. By identifying
yourself carefully (especially emotionally), you add an extra layer to the
shield which defines "self" and "other." This helps external emotions bounce
off harmlessly.Electromagnetic Fields
Sometimes electromagnetic fields, from power lines or electronic equipment, can
tear at a shield and cause it to weaken. If a person has grown up near power
lines, his or her shield may already be adjusted to compensate.
For people who have just entered electric fields, though, it can be rather
intense. Experiment with drawing energy from the field and changing it into a
more useful form of energy. Also, try matching your own energy to the existing
electricity. With some practice, adjusting your shield to that energy takes
little effort.Psychic Battle
Shields also become weakened by psychic battles. Though most people will never
need to deal with this, some can't avoid it. They may have known they were
dealing with it before ever reading a book on psychic abilities. Shielding is a
natural defense to psychic attacks.
During psychic battle, people hold their shields in place by willpower and
energy. Willpower controls the shield the most. Calm confidence is the best way
to prevent a shield from being drained. If you are uncomfortable trusting in
your own endurance, trust in the universe to do what is best for you, whether
or not that is protection.
If the shield does feeling drained, draw additional energy from a comfortable
source to replenish it. Keep drawing until you know you are safe. If you cannot
hold up the strength any longer, place your psychic self some place safe (or
even shut down) to avoid being attacked. A safe place is any place, real or
imagined, where you feel secure. Attack rarely causes any symptoms worse than a
headache, but headaches can be bad. Avoiding fighting is best.Common Problems
For this, and all future skills, first check your grounding and centering. You
should be strongly grounded, and strongly centered. You also need relax and
avoid pressuring yourself.
Q: I can t get a shield created. I can t stay focused.
A: Ground, center, and relax. Draw energy just as you would to create a
psiball. Instead of directing it through your hands, direct it outward around
your body, as if you are inside the ball. If you want, use your hands to trace
out the size and shape of the shield in the air. Add energy until you feel it
strengthen and hold its shape.
Q: I can create a shield but it s not very durable. How do I strengthen it?
A: Your shield strength is very closely tied to your grounding and centering.
Be sure they are both very strong and stable. Relax and stay playful. Your
shield should be somewhat flexible, not brittle. Keep it flowing and swirling
Q: There s unhappy energy inside of my shield. When I put my shield up, I feel
bad, or I feel like there s something stuck inside.
A: Drop the shield for a minute, and push away the energy you don t like. Clear
the space around you. Before you put up a shield, push a lot of energy out away
from you. Start the shield tiny inside of you, and make grow bigger like a
balloon until it s around you. This prevents energy from being trapped inside
Q: My shields are fine until I enter a particular room, and then they wobble or
fail. What s going on?
A: Other people may be affecting your shields, either purposely or
accidentally. Staying grounded and well centered will help that. You also may
be getting interference from power lines, or an electromagnetic field. Adjust
your energy to match it, instead of fighting it, and the shield will work
- Ground and Center.
- Choose the shield s purpose.
- Draw energy.
- Swirl it around you until stable.
- Let go and ground.
- You can create a shield when you want to.
- You can control the strength of the shield.
- You can control what the shield keeps out and lets in.
- You can control the texture and visualization of the shield.
- The shield does what you tell it to.
Practice Month OnePractice Tips
Tips on practicing are scattered through many sections of this book. This is a
summary list of helpful and harmful things to do as your practice. Laugh at the
goof-ups; remember the helpful things. Psychic ability practice should be fun
Remember that everyone has some trouble. If you realize you're doing something
harmful, be amused. You're much like everyone else. Don't worry about it too
much. Just work on improving. Use the challenge statements from the Beliefs
section if you're having trouble with a particular worry.How Not to Learn
Now you, too, can absolutely assure that you won't make progress. You won't
learn the abilities. You won't experience new and strange things. You won't
have anything useful to show your friends. You can make certain you will never,
ever gain control of any psychic skill! Here's how.Quit
- Doubt yourself. You can't possibly succeed! Quit immediately!
- Disbelieve in the ability. Nobody anywhere could do that; it's impossible!
- Try the hardest ability first. You'll give up after one attempt, since you've proven it can't be done!
- Worry about the abilities being satanic or worse. You'll be way too scared to do anything.
- Experience a real ability, and then get scared of the results and give up.
- Practice when you're exhausted. When you start to relax, you'll fall right asleep. (Good for your health, useless for psychic practice.)
- Pretend to practice when you're shutdown and not perceiving anything.
- Get scared of the abilities. They might go out of control!
- Work hard and don't be at all playful.
- Tense up and push yourself hard. Get a big headache.
- Try to control every tiny detail of the ability, and take all the fun out of it.
- Performance pressure: you have to prove levitation to all the skeptics right now!
- Practice in scary, distracting, noisy places with people who make you feel uncomfortable.
- Practice when you're not grounded or centered. You'll get lightheaded, dizzy, and have trouble concentrating.
- Lock your shields up so tightly that no energy can pass through them either direction. You won't be able to ground or center. (See above!)
- Pretend you have an ability even though you never bothered to practice it. In fact, you're not even sure what it's supposed to do.
- Judge your results before you receive them. They're all wrong anyway.
- Ignore your feelings and thoughts. Pure obvious logic, not hunches, should be perfect.
- Involve only one perceptive sense. If the information doesn't come through that route, you'll get nothing at all.
- Interpret everything exactly literally (nothing will make any sense).
- Interpret everything only symbolically (it still won't make any sense).
Ok, so some of the goof-ups are slight exaggerations. Here are some helpful
tips to remember instead.Keep Trying
Relax and Play
- Be confident. You can do it!
- Believe in the ability.
- Start simple.
- Challenge your worries. You are safe and doing fine.
- Realize your first experiences may feel awkward. It will get easier.
- Practice when you're well rested and relaxed.
- Open your perceptions by grounding and centering.
- You are in control of your abilities. Enjoy them!
- Play and keep trying. Make your practice sessions into games.
- Let the ability happen naturally.
- Practice in private where no one can pressure you.
- Find quiet areas where you can set up a relaxed, fun mood.
- Ground, center, and do everything you can to help your concentration.
- Shield gently to filter energy and enhance your perceptions.
- Research the abilities you are interested in.
Psychic EventsParanormal or Not?
- Wait on analyzing results until after you're done. Spend at least 3-5 minutes receiving, without giving up.
- Notice your feelings, thoughts, and moods. Intuition can be subtle.
- Involve as many senses as possible.
- Learn to recognize both symbolism and pure facts. Compare them to the "objective truth" only after you're done receiving.
You may experience things that seem to be paranormal. Careful investigation
will usually show you whether it is normal or paranormal. Consider two things
when you investigate each event.
1. Does any normal explanation fully explain the event?
2. Does the event provide otherwise unknown information, or seemingly impossible movement or events?
The first step is to investigate all normal causes for an event. If an object
moved, look for wind that could do it. Were there people who might have thrown
or dropped it? Were there vibrations from large vehicles driving by? A weak
nail could cause a picture to fall off a wall, and this would certainly not be
psychic. Does the event provide any new information? Could that information
have been gained normally, such as overhearing a whisper?
If there is no normal explanation for the occurrence, then it may be
paranormal. You can use the form below to record the important information if
you want to keep a record. You may recognize a pattern to the events after you
keep a record for a while.
Practice Month One Worksheet: Paranormal Event Record Types of Events
- Does the event always occur near the same person?
- Does the event always occur near the same place?
- Does the event always occur near the same time?
Where/when did it happen?
Who did it involve?
How important is it?
Is the event good, bad, or neither?
Explain what happened.
Grouping events into categories can help you understand the event. Each section
below explains what is paranormal and what isn't.Intuition
Intuition means "just knowing" something without images, words, or touches.
Intuitive messages are often warnings for safety, instructions to follow, gut
feelings, and hunches.Visions/Sounds/Touch/Feelings
These are sometimes called hallucinations. They are psychic only if nothing is
causing the vision, sound, or sensation. They are not dangerous if you know you
are healthy and they don't interfere with your life.Visions
- Visions are similar to imagination or daydreams.
- Visions are mental ideas that enter your mind as images.
- Visions include auras, ghosts, and dreams.
- Visions include out of body experiences and astral projection.
- Visions include clairvoyance and remote viewing.
- Visions will not be images you see with your eyes or reflections on glass
- Visions will not include after-images from eyestrain.
- Visions will not include the lines you see with your eyes closed (those are blood vessels).
Touches and Emotions
- Sound perceptions are information that arrives as words and tones.
- Sound perceptions are words, names, instructions, and phrases that give useful information.
- Sound perceptions are not rushing or ringing sounds in your ears (this just normal blood flow).
- Sound perceptions are not sounds that occur naturally and you hear.
Psychokinesis, Movement, and Alterations
- Feeling perceptions include the sensation of touch, when none occurred.
- Feeling perceptions include mood changes in you that aren't your own feelings.
- Feeling perceptions include cold or warm "ghost" touches.
- Feeling perceptions include pressure sensations when touching psychic energy.
- Feeling perceptions are not actual touches (see the section on psychokinesis for this).
- Feeling perceptions are not shivers from normal wind drafts.
- Feeling perceptions are not emotional changes due to fatigue or hunger.
- Feeling perceptions are not feelings due to adrenaline or excitement.
These are changes of physical objects, such as movement, floating, breaking,
mending, vanishing, and appearing. They also include invisible touches, where a
visible dent can be seen.
When you investigate carefully, you'll usually find a normal explanation. Check
for wind gusts, drafts, breaking or weak nails and hangers, lopsided shelves,
and objects off balance. Consider normal ways to cause the same movement.
However, scientists have recorded real movement and touches that have no
physical explanation, so some of these events are paranormal.
One common kind is a poltergeist, which translates as "noisy ghost." This
includes cases where objects move around as if a ghost were moving them. This
is usually unrecognized psychokinesis caused by a living person. If the person
doesn't want psychokinesis, a counselor can help. Once the person learns to
deal with stress better, the psychokinesis usually stops.Telepathy
Telepathy is any communication between people or animals that does not occur by
the normal senses. It can convey images, sounds, words, names, ideas, feelings,
and emotions. It happens most often between emotionally close people, such as
families, lovers, best friends, and pets.
Telepathy is not body language, whispers, voice inflection, lip reading, or any
normal communication. If the people communicating are far apart and separated
by walls, then telepathy may be a reasonable explanation.Synchronicity
Synchronicity is when an event occurs at exactly the right time. This may mean
that people meet unexpectedly, just when they needed to talk. It can be
accounted for as coincidence, but it may also involve telepathy or other
psychic abilities. It is difficult to measure since there is no "chance" to
Some cases of synchronicity can be explained by telepathy. Some can be
explained as coincidence. The rest are still a mystery.VisualizationPurpose
All psychic abilities require some visualization. That visualization can be
images, sounds, ideas, or stories. If you have trouble visualizing, try some
playful childhood activities. Play pretend, or act out scenes in storybooks.
Create an imaginary world to explore. Play with them when you re feeling good,
relaxed, and want to have some fun. Get enthusiastic! Dress the part. Share
your excitement with nearby children.Create a Land
Create an imaginary land in your mind. It can be anything - a jungle, a desert,
a crater on Mars, or an underwater city. Make it something that excites you and
interests you. Decide how big you want it to be, and who else is there with
you. Start to explore it, looking for anything and everything interesting. If
you work better by writing, write down a description of it, as a poem or a
story. Make it as detailed as you can. Describe it to a friend. Do anything you
can to remember your land. Come back to it often and add details and new ideas
to it. If you tire of one area, create a new interesting one. Play in it!Read a Book
Find a child's storybook about adventures and surprises. The 6-9 years age
group will probably have some good ones. The more silly and adventurous the
book is, the better. One with lots of pictures will help if you have trouble
specifically with pictures. As you read the book, make the scenes from the book
as vivid as possible in your thoughts. Really get into the book and laugh with
it. Be willing to let yourself feel like a child, and bring back the creative
excitement of childhood.
Read the book aloud to any nearby children. Practice being a storyteller, using
creative cartoon-like voices. Give every character its own body language and
tones. Use crayons to draw pictures of each character showing its personality.
Add another character and imagine how it would interact with the others. Enjoy
yourself!Play with Toys
If you have the toys available, make a wooden block castle, a Lego dragon, or a
Tinkertoy Ferris wheel. Create the same kinds of play scenes you enjoyed when
you were young, and relive the ones that interest you. Draw/color/paint a
picture (it doesn't have to look realistic!). Get crayons and color in a
coloring book. Make it as fun and silly as you can; let the trees be purple
with pink polka dots if that amuses you.Find Yourself
Find your creative self, and enjoy it with enthusiasm. If you have trouble with
pictures, use whatever other methods you prefer to think about things. Doing
the things you did as a child will help you remember how you thought about the
things you created. Then you can use those same methods to access anything that
requires visualization (it doesn't have to be pictures).Games and Practical Uses IGrounding/Centering
This is useful when you are dealing with a stressful person or situation. It
helps clear your mind, focus your attention and energy, eliminate distractions,
and keep you stable. It's also very necessary before you begin to use any
Shielding is useful for many things. It can help you move through crowds.
People will feel the edge of the shield and move away, often without realizing
why. A shield set around a room will alert you when anyone crosses it. And, a
shield can reduce the effects of highly emotional situations and other psychics
Overusing a shield may make you feel tired, however. So, if you use it a lot
during the day, spend some time each night letting it relax and soften. You
don't need to feel defensive all of the time. Relax, play, and center instead
of shielding each evening.Game Preparation
Everyone participating should ground and center before starting the games. Sit
in a circle, and watch each other's energy until everyone is grounded and
centered. None of these games have a winner or loser. They're cooperative for
fun and practice. Discuss everyone's experiences as you play.Energy Fountain
The goal of this game is to see how much energy a person can draw before he or
she gets unstable and the flow collapses. It practices staying well grounded
and holding a large energy flow.
Draw a little energy in from the ground, funnel it upward through your body,
and out your head like a fountain. Stay well grounded and balanced. Gradually
increase the amount of energy moving through you. Over a few minutes, try to
move as much energy as you can. It's okay to get lightheaded or giggly, as long
as your energy is still stable.
When you can't increase the energy any more, or when the energy column
collapses because you got dizzy, drop all the energy into the ground and relax.
Lower your energy level and ground a lot until you're comfortable again. Then
let the next person try.
When you are watching someone make a fountain, practice seeing and feeling his
or her energy. Notice if he or she wobbles or stays grounded.Simon Says Shielding
The purpose of this game is to practice matching a description with your
One person is chosen as the leader, and names a type of shield for everyone to
create, such as soap bubbles, tire rubber, brick wall, metal armor, fuzzy
blankets, spider webs, etc. Everyone in the group spends a few minutes trying
out that kind of shield, making it as strong and stable as possible.
Then the next person around the circle names a different type of shield, and
everyone tries that. Go around the circle as long as it's fun, and discuss how
the shields felt each time.Psiball Passing
This game practices stabilizing energy while letting go of it.
One or two people create a strong psiball between their hands. Then they pass
it to another person in the group, who adds energy, and passes it on. See how
strong you can make it. Try varying the thickness and temperature. Notice how
the energy changes, as each person contributes.Psiball Splat
This game practices stabilizing energy while directing it through an area.
Each person creates psiballs and throws them against the walls of the room,
like throwing sticky goo. Vary the energy in the psiballs, and let the energy
remain on the walls as you throw them. If you want, say aloud what your psiball
is made of just before you throw it. ("Soapy sponge! <Splat>") After a few
minutes, look around psychically and notice all the energy splats everywhere.
When you're done, take turns "washing" the walls off with a spray of energy
from the palm of your hand, like a garden hose. Let all the energy soak in to
the ground, and ground yourself.
For a more advanced version of this game, create the psiballs and throw them
without using your hands.
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