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“7 Day Psychic Development Course”
Jeffry R. Palmer, Ph.D.
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Table Of Contents Introduction....................................................................................................................2 Instinct and Intuition ......................................................................................................4 Meditation and Psychic Development ...........................................................................6 How to Breathe and Other Useful Information..............................................................7 Day One – Listening ....................................................................................................10 Day Two – Borderlands ...............................................................................................11 Day Three – Sensing....................................................................................................13 Day Four – Perception .................................................................................................15 Day Five – Connecting ................................................................................................17 Day Six – Calling a Council ........................................................................................19 Day Seven – Filtering and Analysis.............................................................................21 Creative Visualization and Psychic Development.......................................................23 Affirmations.................................................................................................................24 Creative Visualizations ................................................................................................28 The Breath of Life........................................................................................................29 Embracing The Infinite ................................................................................................30 Spiral of Creation.........................................................................................................32 The Answer Room .......................................................................................................33 Oceans of Energy.........................................................................................................35 Mirror of The Soul .......................................................................................................36 Changing The Shape of Spirit......................................................................................37 Feeling The Ground .....................................................................................................39 The Circle of Light.......................................................................................................40 About The Author ........................................................................................................41
Every one of us has psychic ability. We are born with it. Our psychic ability is tied in with our natural, instinctual knowledge of the environment. It is a survival mechanism. In order to survive we needed some way to sense when predators might be nearby. The five standard senses take in information, all kinds of information, we are only aware of a tiny fraction of the information being processed at any given moment. Intuitive knowing is the result of hidden, environmental information being processed, evaluated and formed into a response. All of this takes place beneath the radar of the conscious self. Psychic ability or intuition is linked to a part of the brain responsible for flight or fight response the basal ganglia. In the history of human development this area of the brain is one of the oldest and the least understood. While the standard five senses receive information about the environment, the intuitive brain interacts with the world in a much different way. The intuitive brain senses subtle shifts in energy, cues in on body language, verbal inflections and other signs within the environment to form a continuously updated status report. A status report which might have told us at one time, “Run, there’s a tiger hiding in the bushes!” And now might say things like, “Invest in Gold!” Much of the literature regarding the development of psychic abilities has very little in the way of actual advice for increasing one’s natural intuitive skills. Some of the most popular books on the market today refer more to spiritual development than actual psychic development. While these two topics are related, books which claim to offer instructions regarding intuitive development should offer some practical exercises for achieving that goal. Many unfortunately do not. The exercises contained in this seven day course offer simple, unique, fun and highly effective methods of psychic development. The results experienced after performing the exercises detailed in these pages can be quite astonishing. People are amazed when they discover just how limitless their intuitive skills actually are.
Instinct and Intuition
Fear transferred through ancestral knowledge forms the basis of instinct. Predatory animals for instance are imprinted upon the collective memory as creatures to fear; we instinctually know to avoid these creatures without ever having been harmed by one. Fear in its purest form is developed through experience. We learn quickly to fear that which is perceived, whether real or imagined, as a threat to our existence. The fight or flight response is an instinctual survival mechanism. Intuition is an automatic function of perception. Intuition is the instantaneous and holistic perception of the environment. The five senses collect information, the mechanism of intuition filters all information gathered and zeros in on subtle cues provided by physical awareness. The process of intuitive thinking takes place beyond the scope of the conscious or sub-conscious. Intuitive filtering occurs in the ancestral brain, the primordial mind. Without the primordial mind filtering subtle cues from extraneous perception mankind would not have lasted long among the wild beasts. Indeed intuition is directly connected to our survival as a species. Prior to the complex mental development necessary for language, the communication of danger signals would have been performed in large part with hand gestures and short, load verbal exchanges. The primordial mind relied completely on intuition. Existence at the earliest stages of our development would have consisted of states of alert rest or periods of flight from danger. Intuition would account for all environmental perception. There would have been no objective or subjective analysis of sensory perceptions as exists today. To stop and analyze perceptions would have invited certain death. Perception consisted of “danger – run” or “no danger – continue life”. These two basic states of perception form the base of all intuitive thought processes. Instincts are a product of both experience and intuition. Whereas intuition is a continual process of environmental
information filtering, instincts are the resulting beliefs created by the data processed by intuitive functions. We instinctually know from experience, for instance, to seek shelter during harsh weather. Experience has taught us basic methods or instincts of survival. Intuition on the other hand may offer information beyond the core instinctual responses. We may be guided to the closest shelter or choose one form of shelter over the other based on knowledge offered by the intuitive senses, for example. Sensations of fear, instinct and intuition blend to create what is widely known as intuitive knowledge or psychic ability. These three sensations, while related, contribute separately to the whole of psychic or intuitive perception. And while separate, they share a common ancestry; one of a primordial mind existing in state of constant connectedness and reaction to the environment. Intuitive sensing is linked directly to ancestral, primordial survival traits. With the modernization and industrialization of society, primitive survival traits become less and less important. We are no longer required to venture into the wilderness to seek our daily meals. It is no longer necessary for modern man to maintain an intimate connection with the environment. We select our dinners from the grocery store shelves and freezers. For many of us the idea of hunting and killing an animal or instinctually knowing when the proper time to plant a crop seems to be a foreign concept. Modernization of society has resulted in a reduced capacity to think intuitively. While intuitive senses will always remain an integral part of human perception, as we become less connected with the environment, the intuitive thinking process is neglected and unused. The trend toward diminishing intuitive senses carries consequences beyond simply neglecting a natural skill. Other aspects of our growth as a society are affected as well. Creativity suffers as a result of the over-dependency on the industrial complex to provide our daily needs. The connection to the environment, the intimate knowledge of natural cycles and rhythms, the appreciation of all things living and our responsibility and roles as higher forms of life to care for the planet and its creatures is lost without the bridge provided by the intuitive mind.
Meditation and Psychic Development Meditation is the act of entering into a relaxed physical and mental state. The practice of meditation has enormous benefits both psychologically and physiologically. Meditation reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, reduces fatigue, increases energy levels, and improves one’s overall sense of well being. Perhaps most importantly meditation strengthens the bond between mind, body and spirit. Meditating is much easier than you may have imagined. Most of us have performed meditation without paying much attention to the terminology used to describe it. Relaxing with a good book on a rainy night; taking a leisurely stroll through the park, many routine, daily activities are in fact forms of meditation. The difference between these activities and meditation in the classical sense is that these moments of relaxation are not consciously entered into, whereas meditation is the act of consciously entering into a sublimely relaxed state. We start by paying attention to our breathing. The practical effort to focus completely on our breathing takes our minds away from the mental clutter. Mind chatter that constantly tries to creep into our minds and eliminate feelings that will lead to a period of calm. With repeated effort towards the goal of clearing your mind, the process of meditation takes on its own energy. The result is, peace, serenity, calmness, an increase in creativity, clearer thinking and eventually opening your self to new insights. By strengthening the connection between mind, body and spirit through meditation you are able to gain insights into your spiritual nature. Meditation is for everyone. You are not required to hold any particular spiritual or religious belief to enjoy the many benefits of meditation. It is not necessary to attend workshops in mountain retreats to learn the practice of meditation. All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to learn. There are a wide variety of meditation practices and techniques to choose from but they all share common benefits and work upon the same mechanism for improving health and well being. Our world is fast, furious and exciting. It is also challenging, trying, demanding and frightening.
These two sides of our lives produce stress, emotional reactions, anxiety, worry and anticipation. Our bodies and minds can tolerate only so much of any of these. After a while, all of us reach a saturation point and the results become uncomfortable at best; unbearable, at worst. There is no magic pill available to eliminate these feelings. The answer to dealing with this over stimulation is inside all of us. To manage these universal concerns we must look inside ourselves. Among the steps we can take is the learning and practicing of meditation. With time and commitment to practice mediation frequently during your meditation time you may "leave the moment,” or experience what some have referred to as simply “being” A feeling of separation from material existence where the mind is clear, clean and blank. A sensation of suspended time is often reported, you will still hear sounds around you, but they will not interfere with your meditation. Sometimes you may feel emotional during meditation and this is perfectly natural. It is your own emotions having a voice of their own. Sometimes you may feel a smile across your face that is contentment showing itself. Sometimes you may fall asleep and awaken truly refreshed. There is no right or wrong behaviour during your meditation. It is a time for you. Everyone deserves this kind of personal attention. This is a self-healing activity; loving, nurturing and caring for oneself.
How to Breathe and Other Useful Information Breathing isn’t something that most of us pay much attention to, unless we stop, then breathing tends to get quite a bit of our attention. Beyond supplying oxygen to the body and providing a release of waste gasses and chemicals, the act of breathing provides a point of focus for meditation. By focusing our attention on our breathing we are strengthening the connection between mind and body.
The first stage of meditation is to remove distractions and make your mind clear and calm. This can be accomplished by practising a simple breathing exercise. Choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. You can sit in the traditional cross-legged posture or in any other position that is comfortable. If you wish, sit in a chair. The important thing is to be comfortable. Sit with our eyes partially closed or closed all the way and focus your attention on your breathing. Breathe naturally, through the nostrils and out of the mouth without attempting to control your breath, and try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is your object of meditation. Try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else. At first, your mind will be very busy, and you might feel that the meditation is making our mind busier; but in truth you are becoming aware of just how busy your mind actually is. There will be a great temptation to follow the different thoughts as they arise, but you should resist this and remain focused single-pointedly on the sensation of the breath. If you discover that your mind has wandered off and is following random thoughts, immediately return your focus to your breathing. Repeat this as many times as necessary until the mind settles and focuses on the breath. If you practise patiently this way, gradually your distracting thoughts will subside and you will experience a sense of inner peace and relaxation. Your mind will feel clear and spacious and you will feel rejuvenated. When the sea is rough, sediment is churned up and the water becomes murky, but when the wind dies down the mud gradually settles and the water becomes clear. In a similar way, when the otherwise incessant flow of our distracting thoughts is calmed through concentrating on the breath, your mind becomes unusually lucid and clear. Even though breathing meditation is only a preliminary stage of meditation, it can be quite powerful. We can see from this practice that it is possible to experience inner peace and contentment just by controlling the mind, without having to
depend at all upon external conditions. When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life. So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we will be able to reduce this stress. We will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will improve. Learning to relax, just be, is perhaps one of the most important tools available for increasing one’s intuitive abilities.
Day One – Listening When you awaken this morning keep your eyes closed for a few minutes before you get out of bed. Resist the temptation to jump out of bed and begin a rush of activity. Just lay calmly with your eyes closed and try not to think about all the activities which lie ahead today. Listen to the various sounds of the morning, neighbors starting their cars and rushing off to work, children waiting for a school bus, birds chirping in the trees, that sort of thing. Try to tune in to as many different sounds as you can, focusing on one, listening for awhile then moving your attention to something else. It isn’t necessary to strain to hear anything or focus your attention for too long on any one thing, relax and let your attention drift from one sound to another easily. This simple awareness building exercise is actually quite powerful and if practiced regularly can lead to some amazing results. You may be surprised at just how many different sounds you are able to tune into when performing this exercise. It can be a fascinating experience, especially when you begin to realize that you are able to hear many things from quite some distance. Five to ten minutes is more than enough time to practice this awareness exercise. You may want to set your alarm clock to wake you up a few minutes before your usual waking time. Give your self a few minutes to experience this very effective awareness building technique. Keep a journal near your bedside and write down any information that comes to you in the morning.
Day Two – Borderlands
The moment between being fully asleep and being fully awake is foreign territory for many of us. We are usually one or the other. The bridge between the two is an important time for the discovery of intuitive information and profound insights. It is a borderland between the subconscious and the conscious, the spiritual and the material worlds. It is during this time that dreams are either remembered or forgotten. Jumping out of bed and rushing to start the day is a sure-fire method of losing touch with intuitive information provided through dreams As with the listening exercise discussed previously, when you awaken this morning, don’t rush to indulge in a flurry of morning activity. Instead, lay in bed with your eyes closed again. This time turn your attention to your thoughts and not external noises. Spend five or ten minutes just relaxing with your eyes closed. Very often you will begin to remember your dreams at this time. Simply remain relaxed and open to the information you are receiving, don’t try to analyze your dreams at this time, focus instead on recording as much detail about your dream as possible. During this time you may also find that instead of remembering your dreams, your mind is filled with seemingly random thoughts. Your mind flits from one snippet of thought to another, jumping from one idea or concept to the next. As with before, make an attempt not to analyze or organize these thoughts. Instead let these thoughts fly through your mind freely. You may at times discover a thought or idea which comes to the forefront of your consciousness, it emerges above all the rest until it is recognized and acknowledged.
It is important to allow this to happen. Many “eureka” moments are created this way. You may uncover a deeply profound insight into your life or situation in this manner. Allow thoughts to bubble up from the sub-conscious. Allow intuitive information to communicate freely. Give your self some time to ease into consciousness gradually. You will find that you remember your dreams much more often and with much more clarity by following this routine. Keep a journal handy for writing down any dreams or intuitive insights that seem particularly interesting or profound. Carl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, spoke of archetypes or characters which reoccur in dreams and can provide insights into the language and ideas being expressed by the sub-conscious. Try to determine what, if any, characters seem to be showing up in your dreams with some kind of regularity. Pay attention to what these repeat dream performers are saying to you. They just might be trying to offer a solution to your problems or are perhaps pointing out a problem that you didn’t know existed.
Day Three – Sensing Start your morning with either of the exercises outlined previously. Remember to keep your eyes closed as you move into consciousness. Visual stimulus often overwhelms the senses. The previous two exercises focused on developing awareness and being receptive to intuitive information. On this third day we will concentrate on the related act of sensing. Intuitively sensing something is an occurrence that happens to most of us at some point in life. We may have hunches or gut feelings which seem to come out of nowhere and defy logic. In truth these sensations are a normal human survival mechanism. Some may argue that instinctual knowledge is provided by a mental filtering of information about the environment. This argument does not explain how instinctual knowing can predict occurrences which are not part of the immediate surroundings. The act of sensing or instinctually knowing is a skill that can be trained and exercised. While you are at work or in any other public place be open to the idea of being able to sense where other people may have been standing or sitting recently. As you walk through some public place such as a grocery store, office, library, or any other place where people tend to gather, try to sense when you walk through a location that was recently occupied by someone. Human beings and other animals leave an energy signature behind which lingers for quite some time after they depart an area. This residual energy signature can be sensed. Often there is a sensation of slight warmth on the face and back of the hands when walking through a space which was recently
occupied. Pay attention through out the day as you are walking around; notice any sudden warming on your face and hands. You may not notice any temperature changes on the surface of your skin and still have the sensation that someone may have been standing in an area recently. Make a mental note anytime you feel that you are walking through a space which was previously occupied by someone. This exercise can be challenging to some people as this is something a bit different than the ordinary experience. If you are having difficulty sensing the energy signatures of people, try enlisting the help of friend. Have your friend stand in the middle of a room for about five minutes. Then, ask the friend to move away from the spot. Walk through the room while paying attention to any temperature variations or slight energy vibrations, walk to the spot where your friend was just standing and pause briefly to determine if you can notice any difference in the energy of the area. Repeat this procedure at different spots with the room or building until you feel confident in your sensing abilities. At this point ask your friend to go to a room and stand in one spot for five minutes and then return to you while you wait at a different spot, out of sight. When your friend returns, walk to the room where he or she was previously and attempt to sense the location that they have been standing at. With a little practice you will notice an increase in your ability to sense the location of areas where people have been standing or sitting for any length of time. Eventually you will begin to notice subtle differences in your sensing based on the duration of time that spaces have been occupied. These subtle differences may manifests in a variety of ways and are of a highly individual nature. You may even become aware of thought energies attached to locations that have been occupied by people exhibiting strong emotions.
Day Four – Perception This exercise is designed to shift your focus from a visual or literal perception and help you tune into a more intuitive mode of thinking. More often than not, what you see and perceive is not a very reliable method of gathering information. Take a couple enjoying a meal at a restaurant for example. If you rely totally on visual and audio clues to form a perception of this couple you will usually only receive a vague idea about who they are or might be. Most often your perception will not reflect a true representation of what you are witnessing. You might notice that they are both wearing wedding rings and assume that they are married. Or you might happen to overhear a bit of their conversation which leads you to believe that they might be co-workers. Later on you learn that the couple is a brother and sister, discussing the family business. Your initial perceptions were off the mark. Today grab a pen and a notebook and head out to your favorite shopping mall or restaurant, any place where people gather in numbers. Sit quietly and observe people as they wander by. Choose people at random to focus your attention on. As you spot someone write down any thoughts about them that come to mind. Try not to focus on obvious descriptions, instead make an attempt to form an overall impression of the person and write down these feelings. Don’t spend too much time focusing on any one person, move on to someone else and try to form an impression of them. If you can’t seem to form an impression of someone, move on to the next person.
Follow your instinct and intuition about the impressions that you receive about the people you see. You may find your self writing down words like, good natured, lonely, etc. Try to avoid reporting physical descriptions like skinny or short and focus on the core impressions that you form. You may notice that your intuitive impressions don’t always agree with your initial perceptions of the people you have been observing. In fact they often conflict. For instance you might notice someone wearing expensive clothing and jewelry who for all outward appearances seems to be quite wealthy yet your intuitive impression forms the word ”poor” in your mind. Don’t let the rational, logical mind interfere with the intuitive information that manifests during this exercise. Allow instinctual impressions to form freely and unobstructed. Pay less attention to the physical characteristics of the people you observe and focus more on first impressions. Report these intuitive observations in your notebook.
Day Five – Connecting The connection between mind, body and spirit is perhaps the most important concern for increasing intuition and psychic abilities. Meditation provides an invaluable tool for strengthening these bonds as well as for connecting to a universal source of information and insight. If you are new to the practice of meditation then you will find the following exercise to be quite simple. If meditation is already part of your daily routine, this exercise will provide an excellent method for maintaining a healthy source of intuitive information. Begin by finding a comfortable place to perform your meditation. This can be any place of your choosing, provided that you find it comfortable and relaxing. It is not required for you to sit, though you may, if you choose. Many people find it difficult to sit still for any length of time. Standing or even walking slowly is perfectly acceptable for the sake of this exercise. Focus your attention on your breathing. Notice the air as it enters your body. Try to breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Take slow, deep breaths. Inhale slowly through your nose and hold the breath in for nine seconds, then exhale slowly for another nine seconds, count out the seconds steadily, not rushed and not sluggish, try to find a pace that feels comfortable, just remember to relax your breathing. Inhale for nine seconds, exhale for nine seconds, and repeat this process nine times. With every breath, imagine that you
are inhaling precious life giving air and exhaling any unwanted energies. After you have repeated this cycle nine times you can begin your visualization. Try to maintain the rhythm of your breathing without counting it out in your head. At this point you may notice random thoughts popping into your head, simply dismiss them as they enter your mind, let them slip away easily. Imagine that you are walking across a dry and sandy landscape. The temperature is comfortable, the air is easy to breath and you feel at ease. As you walk along you notice a shape on the horizon. As you near the shape you see that it is a stone building, a round, stone building with a single door. You are facing the door and now you see that this door is slightly open and a light is coming from inside. Now, you are standing at the door and decide to push the door open. You open the door and enter the stone building. Inside you see a round room with a table in the centre. The room is well lit, warm and comfortable. You approach the table and notice a small wooden box, paper and a pen. You form a question in your mind that you would like answered, an issue that you would like resolved, it does not take you any time to form this question. You write this question on the paper before you and place the paper in the box. You see the box has a lid and you close it. After a moment you open the box, you see that the question is no longer written there, instead an answer has appeared. You take the answer with you as you leave the building and return to your present space. Record what you have learned in your journal. You may see immediate results with this exercise or it may take several attempts before the answers found within the box make any sense to you.
Over time this visualization becomes much easier to enter into and you may be tempted to treat this exercise as some sort of oracle. This is not the true intention. Instead what we are trying to accomplish is entering into the receptive mode of meditation that was spoken of earlier. The easier it is to enter into this state the more likely it is that you will become tuned into receiving intuitive information. Make a habit of performing meditation if you truly wish to receive intuitive information.
Day Six – Calling a Council
One of the oldest methods of seeking intuitive knowledge involves seeking the council of a universal source of energy and wisdom. For thousands of years, perhaps since the birth of mankind, tribal wise men and women have consulted with ancestral spirits in times of need. You can utilize the same method of communication used by tribal shamen to converse with an inner council of elders and wise men, sub-conscious archetypes willing to share a wealth of ancestral knowledge. Begin by entering into a meditative state as outlined in the previous exercise. Inhale for nine seconds, exhale for nine seconds, and repeat this process nine times. With every breath, imagine that you are inhaling precious life giving air and exhaling any unwanted energies. After you have repeated this cycle nine times you can begin your visualization. Try to maintain the rhythm of your breathing without counting it out in your head. At this point you may notice random thoughts popping into your head, simply dismiss them as they enter your mind, let them slip away easily. Imagine now that you are seated among a ring of trees, high
in the mountains, far from any populated area. You have come to this sacred place to seek the wisdom of a group of unique advisors. Four men and four women make up the body of your council. Combined they share the wisdom of the ancients, they communicate by voicing intuitive information through your sub-conscious. One by one your councillors arrive and take a seat to form a circle around you. You greet each one as they arrive. Some are old, some are young, and each councillor seems to be wearing a different sort of ceremonial garment. When the final councillor arrives you may decide to form a question for them to ponder and answer, or you may wish to simply allow each of the councillors to share their particular wisdom and insight. When you have finished listening to the advice of your councillors, thank them and end the session by dismissing the gathering. Take some time to write down any information that you have received. Try not to over analyse things at this point, just make a record of what you have learned. This exercise is particularly useful when confronted with difficult decisions, or at times when insight is needed to help define a life path.
Day Seven – Filtering and Analysis The previous six days of intuition building exercises have included instructions for maintaining a journal of your experiences. On this seventh day of your psychic development training take an hour or two to analyze the information recorded in our journal. On day two we discussed the importance of allowing intuitive information to bubble to the surface of awareness upon waking in the morning. What information did you record? Can you see how the information recorded in your journal applies to your present life situation? On day four you were instructed to observe people in a pubic place and record any intuitive information that might present itself as you focused on random passers by. Can you see how relying solely on visual perceptions to form impressions can be misleading? Were you surprised to learn how much intuitive knowledge differs from superficial perceptions? On day five you practiced a form of focused meditation to connect to intuitive knowledge. What information recorded in your journal is directly related to your present life situation. Did you find this exercise insightful? Do you see how simple a process tapping into intuitive knowledge can be? On day six you called a council of advisors to offer insights and wisdom while performing a meditation. What information received is pertinent to your situation? Each one of the exercises performed within the last seven days offers an effective method for receiving intuitive information. With practice, each of these exercises becomes easier.
On day seven have a look at the journal you have been keeping. Try to find any words or phrases that have been repeated. Write down any words or phrases or ideas which have been recorded in your journal more than once. Refer to the exercise on day four when you shifted your perception to a more intuitive one and observed your impressions of other people. Even while you were observing others, the intuitive information that you gathered may have a bearing on your own life. Examine your notes carefully and look for any recurring themes. Your source of intuitive knowledge may be trying to communicate important information. At times the information gathered in these exercises may seem disjointed or unrelated. It is important to refer to your journal and piece the threads of your intuition together.
Creative Visualization and Psychic Development
I have included information regarding creative visualization and psychic development to augment the previous exercises contained in this book. Visualization is an important tool used to maintain a connection with the intuitive mind. Following is an overview of visualization methods as well as nine visualizations designed to strengthen the mind, body, spirit connection.
In order to understand how Creative Visualization works, it's useful to understand two related principles
• The physical universe is energy. All life is energy. All thoughts are preceded by a corresponding energy
• Whatever you put out to the universe will be reflected back to you. Negativity creates and attracts more negativity .Positive Thought Creates positive energy
While creative visualization is thinking positively, it is much more than wishful thinking. It is a mental process establishing a goal and then imagining the process of attaining that goal. Vision isn't magic, it requires perseverance and patience, but it works. Stick with it and creative visualization can be a useful tool to manifest your dreams
Four Basic Steps for Effective Creative Visualization
1. Set a goal 2. Form a clear idea or picture of your goal 3. Focus on it often, keep the goal in your thoughts 4. Give it as much positive energy, belief, conviction as you can
Continue to work with this process until you achieve your goal, or no longer have the desire to do so. Remember that goals often change before they are realized. If you lose interest it may mean that it's time for a new look at what you want.
Affirmations are one of the most important elements of creative visualization. An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so. It is a way of "making firm" that which you are imaging.
The practice of doing affirmations allows us to begin replacing some of our stale, worn out, or negative mind chatter with more positive ideas and concepts. It is a powerful technique, one that can in a short time completely transform our attitudes and expectations about life, and thereby totally change what we create for ourselves.
An affirmation can be any positive statement:
Everything I need is already within me. The universe is unfolding perfectly. All things are now working together for good in my life. I love and appreciate myself.
Here are some important things to remember:
1. Always phrase affirmations in the present tense. 2. Always phrase affirmations in the most positive way you can. 3. In general, the shorter and simpler the better. 4. Always use affirmations that feel totally right for you. 5. Always remember that you are creating something new, not
trying to redo or change what already exists, which would create conflict.
6. Affirmations are not meant to contradict or try to change your feelings or emotions, even the so-called "negative" ones.
7. Temporarily suspend your doubts and hesitations, and put your full mental and emotional energy into your affirmations.
When you are coming out of the empty, grasping, manipulative condition, the first and foremost lesson to be learned is to just let
go. You must relax, stop struggling, stop trying so hard, stop manipulating things and people to try to get what you want and need. In fact, just stop doing so much and have an experience of just being for awhile.
When you do this, you suddenly discover that you're really perfectly okay, just letting yourself be, and letting the world be. You begin to want to focus your energy toward the highest and most fulfilling goals that are real for you at any given moment.
Often people try to live their lives backwards: They try to have more things in order to do more of what they want, so that they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do in order to have what you want.
Three Necessary Elements
1. Desire - a clear, strong sense of purpose 2. Belief - that it can exist, and that it can exist for you 3. Acceptance - are you willing to have what you want
completely (pro and con)?
Go With the Flow
The only effective way to use creative visualization is "going with the flow." That means that you don't have to "effort" to get where you want to go; you simply put it out clearly to the universe where you would like to go, and then patiently and harmoniously follow the flow of the river of life until it takes you there.
Going with the flow means holding onto your goals lightly (even though they may seem very important) and being willing to change them if something better comes along. Going with the flow is the balance between keeping your destination clearly in mind, and yet also enjoying all the beautiful scenes along the way, and even being willing to change your destination if life starts carrying you in a better direction. The only successful manifestation is one which
brings about a change or growth in consciousness; that is, it has manifested or revealed itself in spirit, as well as having manifested a material form.
In order to use creative visualization to create what you want in life, you must be willing and able to accept the best that life has to offer you – you are "good." Many of us have difficulty accepting the possibility of having what we want in life. This usually stems from some basic feelings of unworthiness which we took on at a very early age. Affirmations and creative visualization are a wonderful way of creating a more positive and loving self-image. First, it lets you accept and love yourself as you are. Second, it lets you start creating yourself as you want to be.
A very important part of the whole creative visualization process is prosperity programming. This means having the understanding, or consciously taking the point of view, that the universe is totally abundant...it is a cornucopia of everything that your heart could ever desire, both on the material plane and on emotional, mental, and spiritual planes as well. One of the most common causes of failing to get what you want is "scarcity programming." The truth about this earth is that it is an infinitely good, beautiful, nourishing place to be. The only "evil" comes from lack of understanding of this truth. Evil (ignorance and fear) is like a shadow - it has no real substance of its own, it is simple a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it - you must shine a light on it. Unless you can create a context that the world is a good place to be that can potentially work for everyone, you will experience difficulty in creating what you want in your personal life.
Another key principle is that of giving, or "outflowing." Once we begin to accept the goodness of the universe, we naturally want to share it as well, realizing that as we give out of our energy, we make space for more to flow into us. When through insecurity we try to hold onto what we have, we begin to cut off this wonderful flow of energy
Energy takes many forms, such as love, affection, appreciation and recognition, material possessions, money, friendship, etc., and the principles apply equally to all these forms.
First, think of something you would like. It might be an object you would like to have, an event you would like to happen, a situation in which you'd like to find your self, or some circumstance in your life you'd like to improve. Get in a comfortable position, either sitting or lying down, in a quiet place where you won't be disturbed. Relax your body completely. Breathe slowly and deeply. Count down slowly from 10 to 1, feeling your self getting more deeply relaxed with each count.
When you feel deeply relaxed, start to imagine the thing you want exactly as you would like it. You may imagine what people are saying, or any details that make it more real to you. You may take a relatively short time or quite a few minutes to imagine this - whatever feels best for you. It should be a thoroughly enjoyable experience, like a child daydreaming. Now keeping the idea or image still in your mind, make some very positive, affirmative statement about it. end your visualization with a firm statement to yourself:
This or something even better, will now manifests for me in complete and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.
This leaves room for something different and even better than you originally envisioned happening, and serves as a reminder to you that this process only functions for the mutual benefit of all. If doubts or contradictory thoughts arise, don't resist them or try to
prevent them. This will tend to give them a power they don't otherwise have. Just let them flow through your consciousness and return to your positive statements and images.
It's important to relax deeply when you are first learning to use creative visualization. When your body and mind are deeply relaxed, your brain wave pattern actually changes. This deeper, slower level is commonly called alpha level, which has been found to be a very healthful state of consciousness. It has also been found to be far more effective than the more active beta level in creating real changes in the so-called objective world, through the use of visualization. It is especially useful to perform creative visualizations at night just before sleeping, or in the morning just after awakening, because at those times the mind and body are often already deeply relaxed and receptive. In addition, a short period of relaxation and creative visualization done at mid-day will relax and renew you, and cause your day to flow more smoothly.
The following visualizations have been designed to strengthen the energy of the spirit. Each of the following visualizations deals with strengthening a specific aspect or characteristic of spiritual energy. By doing so we are able assure ourselves of spiritual health and well-being. Spiritual health is crucial for the continued development of intuition and psychic ability. Each visualization exercise includes a short and significant affirmation which assists in manifesting the goals of the visualization.
The Breath of Life As we breathe we are rejuvenating the physical body. Molecules of air are filtered through the sinus passages and into the lungs. The spiritual self is also rejuvenated by the act of breathing. Energy is taken into the spiritual body, positive in, negative out. Use your preferred relaxation or meditation technique to enter into a state of tranquillity and rest. Picture in your mind, the image of your spiritual self, imagine a body of pure glowing light. This body of light exists within you, its energy radiates beyond the limit of the physical self. Imagine the body of light that is your spirit expanding and contracting slightly as you breathe in and out, just as your physical body does. While the material body inhales and exhales air, the spiritual body exchanges energy with the universe. See in your mind the spiritual body of light inhaling and attracting positive energy. The light body pulses with a rejuvenation of energy. With each breath any contamination of the spirit is expelled and replaced with the pristine energy of all things. Watch as your spiritual body inhales positive, cool, blue energy and exhales warm, reddish negative waste energy. Feel the physical body react to this exchange of energy. Feel the sensation of cool air and energy entering your body and the warm air and energy leaving the body and spirit. Speak these words as you perform this visualization: As I breathe, I breathe the healing energy of the Universe
Embracing The Infinite
The goal of this visualization is to provide and instant connection with the power of spirit. Can you imagine your spiritual self as existing not merely in one space and time but in an endless variety of times and dimensions? To some this concept may seem outlandish, to you I would ask that you suspend the voice of the logical mind and bear with me while I explain the importance of understanding the non-local, multidimensional nature of the spiritual self. Have you ever seen the reflection caused when one mirror faces another? The image is repeated into infinity, gradually reduced in size until only the smallest of reflected images is visible. If you were able to magnify this reflection a million times you would see a million reflections in the mirror. The spiritual self exists in a plane of existence separate from the material or physical world in which we spend the majority of our time. The energy of the spirit exist not just in the plane directly connected to our physical reality, but in an infinite number of localities and times, past present and future. The existence of the spiritual self stretches back in time to the beginning and forward in time into infinity as well as in an endless number of parallel universes. I call the world of the spirit the Metaverse, the beyond place. For the purposes of this exercise I would like to you to imagine your spiritual self reflected in a vast mirror, repeatedly reflected
into infinity. Now imagine this reflection existing along a timeline which stretches into infinity, an infinite reflection existing forever. Each reflection represents a separate version of the same spiritual energy, your soul. Though each reflection is representative of a different version of the spiritual self, they are all connected, they all reflect the original image, the original source of energy, you. Now imagine that these separate spiritual energies are capable of communicating with one another, capable of transcending time and space, capable being united, joining forces. While in a meditative state, with the eyes closed, reach out with your hands. Picture in your mind, your spiritual self existing in an infinite number of times and spaces, now imagine every version of the spiritual energy coming into focus, converging into one, joining all times and spaces into one cohesive and singular energy, the energy of you existing in the absolute now. Feel the sensation of the inter-dimensional spirit selves reach out to you; feel them in unison touch your outstretched hands. At that moment, know without doubts that you are connected to an infinite source of energy and power. While you visualize this event taking place, speak the following words: I am one with the energy of all things.
Spiral of Creation This visualization is designed to connect to the energy of creation, the energy responsible for growth and birth, the formation of ideas and concepts. This visualization is particularly useful to perform when solutions to perplexing problems are needed or when a difficult decision must be made. Connect to the higher self and higher forms of energy for guidance and the emergence of new ideas. While in a relaxed state or during the practice of meditation, close your eyes and imagine the night sky full of stars. The infinite universe is spread before you in of its beautiful mystery. Form a question in your mind as you gaze upon the night sky full of stars, your question may regard anything at all but this exercise is most suited to finding guidance regarding important decisions. It is not required for you to speak your question, simply keep it in your thoughts as you visualize the universe. Now, stretch out your arm and draw the symbol of a large spiral in the night sky. Move your hand in a clockwise direction as you draw the spiral. Imagine the star filled sky following the movement of the spiral motion. As you draw the spiral in the sky repeat the following affirmation: The energy of all creation is within me
The Answer Room
In a relaxed or meditative state, clear the mind of conscious thoughts. Picture in your mind a clearing in the woods. You are walking casually through the clearing when you notice a doorway hidden among the trees. The door is unlocked and you open it, you enter a candle lit room. This is the room of answers, a method of communication with spiritual energy. In this place you are in contact with the infinite energy of all things. Through the conduit of your own spiritual energy you are capable of engaging in conversation of a sort with the energy of the universe, a conscious and sentient energy Sitting on a wooden table is a small ornate box, a few sheets of paper and a pen. Form a question in your mind. Your question can be about anything you choose, relationships, career, family, financial advice anything at all. You write your question on a piece of paper and place it in the box. You open the lid to the box and look at the paper, written on it now is the answer to your question. Can you read what it
says? Practice this visualization until the answer is clearly visible. It may take several attempts before the answers become clear to see. Use this visualization to increase your level of understanding of difficult subjects. Practice this visualization before important exams or job interviews. While you place your question in the box declare: All knowledge is available to me At first the answers to your question may seem jumbled and make little sense, the sentient universe speaks in a language of energy and it may be difficult for the spiritual self to translate these energies into understandable concepts and ideas. With practice and patience the answers become more and more clear. Keep a journal handy when performing this visualization and record any information that is received. I would suggest at first asking very simple questions, questions perhaps with a simple yes or no answer. As you progress further with this visualization it will be easier for the spiritual self to interpret the information offered by the universe.
Oceans of Energy Imagine a pool of pure, healing, invigorating energy. Submerge your self in the pool of energy. Feel the power of universal energy surround your body and energize the spiritual self. You float in the ocean of energy completely weightless and without effort. The pool is neither liquid nor solid but consists of a type of energy which feels like warm energized water. As you float in the pool of energy, the spiritual self is charged with an incredible amount of power, negative thought residue is washed away.
While you visualize floating in the pool of energy declare: I am charged with the power of universal love
Mirror of The Soul
Stand before a full length mirror and examine your physical body and as you do so realize that you are much more than a physical life form. Your thoughts create a life of their own which interact with all life. Your spiritual self, your soul interacts with an energetic universal eco-system the complexity of which is beyond human understanding. The spiritual self exists simultaneously in all times past, present and future and in a multitude of dimensions. The physical body which you see in the mirror is the vehicle of the spirit, the material host of the soul. It matters not what appearance the material body takes, dimples flab, freckles, warts have no
significance to the spiritual self. Such things are mere decorations upon the outer casing of an incredibly complex and powerful machine. Imagine the body as it is, a device for carrying and transporting the spiritual self. Look at the material body in the mirror and imagine it dissolving into the image of the spiritual body. See the glow of the spirit replace the outline of body image reflected in the mirror, as you do so repeat the words: I am the energy of my spirit
Changing The Shape of Spirit
The spiritual body is not confined to the same physical shape as the material body. The spiritual self is capable of taking on any shape or dimension imaginable. The following exercise is used to instruct the spiritual body to change shape. During this exercise you will be performing an out of body experience which can be unnerving to some. The purpose of this exercise is to strengthen the connection of mind and spirit. The will of the mind is communicated to the energy of the spirit and the spirit responds with a demonstration of shape changing abilities. The spirit in any form is constantly attached the physical body and there is never a danger of spirit becoming
detached from the physical self. To many the experience of witnessing the spiritual self unrestricted to the physical body is a profound and life altering event. We must remember that this is a natural occurrence, one that happens regularly. The energy of spirit roams freely within the universe, exploring and discovering untold mysteries, while we sleep, while we dream, while we work and cater to the needs of the physical and material self, the spirit explores searches for a language capable of communicating the many wonders of existence to the material mind. Sit comfortably and enter into a relaxed state. Focus your attention as always on the rhythm of your breathing. As you breathe you exhale any negative thought energy. Residual harmful energies that you may have come into contact with or possibly created in recent days is expelled from the body and surrounding field of influence. As you inhale you call upon the energy of all things, fresh, new life energy is drawn into the body. The physical self is revitalized, you feel a surge of healthy power enter the lungs and fill your body. Your body begins to feel lighter as the weight of residual negativity is released and dissipates into nothingness. Focus your attention on the spiritual self. Imagine tracing the outline of your body with a pen filled with an ink made of light. Fill in this outline with pure, vibrating light energy. Once you have this image firmly established in your mind, picture the form of the spiritual self standing up and walking a few feet in front of you, turning around and looking down at your physical self. See through the eyes of the spiritual self, examine the physical body sitting there. Now switch back to the physical body, see the form of the spiritual self, switch back as many times as you wish, seeing from the physical and switching to the spiritual perspective. Return your perspective to the physical self and examine the spiritual body before you. Instruct the spiritual body to change size. Observe as the spiritual form expands in size, realize that
there is no limit to the size of the spiritual self, limit the spiritual self to growing in size for the time being to perhaps three or four times the size of the physical body, in future visualizations you may wish to experiment with various shapes and sizes of the spiritual body, for now lets just stick to a manageable size. As you watch the spiritual self grow in size notice how the amount of energy within the form does not change or diminish. Now instruct the spiritual form to return to its original size, instantly the spiritual energy form is reduced in size to match that of the physical self. As you perform this visualization repeat the following affirmation; I am one with my spiritual self
Feeling The Ground This visualization involves a practice of what many have referred to as “grounding” or “centering” this is a process of reconnecting with physical energy, the energy of nature, the earth, your physical birth place. While previous meditations and visualizations mentioned in this writing have focused on transcending the realm of physical existence, this exercise is designed to strengthen the connection to the earth-bound energies which nourish and sustain the physical self. Sit comfortably in a high backed chair. Make sure that your feet
are bare and planed flatly on the ground or floor. Place your hands on your knees, palms facing up. Focus your mind on the sensations felt by your feet. The energy of the earth is carried through the souls of your feet, up your legs, torso, head and finally back out through your open hands. As the energy travels through your open hands it travels upward into the sky, where it mixes with the energy of the atmosphere and descends like rain back to the earth. You are a conduit of the earth energy, as it passes through your body you are aware of the healing quality of the energy, you feel your self being filled with a sense of vitality and peace as every cell of your body is rejuvenated and restored. As you conduct this visualization affirm: I am always connected to the healing energy of the earth
The Circle of Light Similar to the grounding exercise outlined above is a technique used to tune into a continuous stream of universal energy. Again sit in a comfortable chair with your feet touching the ground. Place your hands on your knees as before with your palms facing upward. Picture in your mind a stream of light emanating from the center of the universe, the stream consist of countess glowing, golden spheres of life energy. The energy stream finds its way to you, meandering through existence until it comes to flow through into
the palm of your left hand. As the energy stream enters your hand you are filled instantly with the warmth of love. The energy of all life courses through your being. You feel a slight warming sensation in your hand which travels up your arm, up your shoulder, into your neck. As the energy reaches the base of your skull you become aware of pleasant buzzing or vibration taking place at the base of skull. The energy moves in the motion of a spiral while it lingers for awhile at the base of the skull and then travels to the right shoulder, down the right arm and out of the right palm. As it passes through the palm of your right hand the energy creates a vast circle, into the left hand, out through the right hand and into infinity and back, the energy creates a loop stretching into the farthest reaches of the universe, and beyond that into parallel dimensions of space and time. The life energy stream then returns to the center of the universe. Use this visualization to increase your contact with universal life energy and as you do so repeat the following affirmation: Life energy flows through me at all times.
About The Author
Jeffry R. Palmer Ph.D. is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York. A lifelong interest and research into spirituality, metaphysics, ritual magic practices, comparative religion, Jungian Psychology, energy healing and other esoteric studies has culminated in a series of works by the author currently available in e-book format A syndicated columnist, Mr. Palmer’s articles have been featured in popular magazines such as Current Living, The Unexplained, Mystica, Natural Bloom, Self Healing and many others around the globe. In addition to being a certified Energy Healer, Reiki Master, and Ordained Minister, Mr. Palmer holds a Doctorate of Divinity from ULC as well as a Ph.D. in Metaphysics.
Additional titles by the author include: A Spell For All Occasions - The Encyclopaedia of Practical Magick Secret of The Stones - Healing Energies of the Elements Judo For The Soul – The Art of Psychic Self Defense
The 7 Day Psychic Development Course
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