By Debra Lynne Katz (www.debrakatz.com)
THESE ARE “PSYCHIC SPEED READING” EXERCISES FOR ALL AGES All you will need is a stack of paper nearby (not lined!), a good pen and your own mind. The idea here is you are looking for situations that will change quickly AND that will give you instant feedback. Until you have done each of these 100 times, don’t form a negative opinion about your ability! These are all designed to get you to get quick and instant information and verification. Just be aware that while it’s great to practice these exercises, they are part of a larger practice that involves a lot more time.
Using your abilities to find a missing item or person, describing the location of a nuclear device or the device itself could require hours if not days of describing to the point enough information is gained to help whomever needs the information. If you are serious about developing your abilities it helps to do these “down and dirty” exercises as well as more in-depth viewings/readings.
The exercises I’m including here are all ones you can do by yourself, except maybe the yard sailing one, it helps if someone else is driving while you are doing your viewings. These are perfect for kids and adults and can be done as a family exercise or by yourself (I tend to recommend that children NOT learn to read people before the age of 18), but these exercises are safe and might actually serve as an interesting alternative to their video games for a minute or two.
CHILDREN’S TEXT BOOK or PHOTO BOOK. Choose a book with a lot of pages and take note of the total page count so you are aware of it. Set a timer for 1 or 2 minutes max. On your paper, right down a random page number. Close your eyes, wait for an image or words to come into your mind. As soon as you start getting something, draw it. Write down any thoughts you have. (if you don’t record it, it doesn’t count!). Then when you are done, take a look at that page and compare. On your paper, put a star next to the aspects that were correct.
PREDICTING THE NEXT CHANGE IN A TV SHOW. I discovered this exercise one night during a marathon run of old Western movies that invaded my bedroom. My significant other was completely into yet another John Wayne film and I thought I was going to go crazy from boredom if I was subjected to one more second of it. Since I was feeling too lazy to get out of bed, I decided just to entertain myself to see if I could predict what was about to happen in the next 20 seconds. It worked! So after repeated attempts, here is what works best: Watch a movie that you haven’t seen before and know nothing about. One that involves a topic you wouldn’t normally be interested in can help. One with lots of action is good. Decide that you are most definitely going to successfully see what is about to appear on the screen. Decide on a time frame of when you are going to see it i.e. like within 20 seconds, or the next minute).
Have no expectations. (You might see a man with a beard, you might see a flag, you might see a door being pushed open and 3 men coming in, all which will reveal themselves if you are on target. It may just be a color or the positioning of how two people are standing that shows up). Then close your eyes and see what image comes to mind. It will just be a flash, or you might hear something. Draw what you see and write down at least one word for it, then watch. Repeat this until you have a success.
After the allotted time has passed or you’ve gotten your “feedback” by seeing or not seeing what you wrote down, make a note of where you were correct on your paper and how close to the time frame you were correct. Sometimes I’m off on my time, but it may be because the next noticeable change in the scene came later. For example, if there are two people talking at the point you start to view what’s going to happen in the next 20 seconds, and nothing changes in that time, what you saw was probably about the next scene or shot that might not come for 40 seconds. You don’t want to do view too far out in the future with this exercise because then there may be too many chances that what you saw would come up anyway, so keep it within a 40 second time frame.
YARD SAILING or HOUSE HUNTING We recently moved out to the Mojave desert in California, where there isn’t a whole lot to do on weekends except go to yard sales. With all the foreclosures out here, people are selling everything from their ATV’s, to their underwear to the garage doors freshly ripped from their soon to be abandoned homes. It’s a lot like the wild west out here. One day I decided I would quickly peak while we were driving to see something about the next yard sale we came to. I saw an image of what appeared to be a rocking horse. This told me there would be a large horse there that was not real. Sure enough, the next house we pulled into had a large wooden life sized horse on the front lawn! Alternate: House or apartment shopping – if you are shopping for a home and know you will be visiting several homes that day, you can do the same as above.
So here are some suggestions for Yard Sailing: Have someone else drive. They don’t need to know what you are doing but it’s fun if they can participate. Allow yourself just a minute or two as you are on your way. It’s best if you don’t know where you will stop next. Jot down your impressions. Then when you get there look around, and wait till you leave before making your final assessment of what you got.
If you’d like to task yourself with something specific to look at some possibilities include: Most interesting thing at the next location What the owner of the place looks like An item you will end up buying or considering YOUR OWN FUTURE THE NEXT DAY This is a good activity to do in bed before you fall asleep as you may get an immediate impression while awake or may dream your answer during sleep. I started to do this on evenings when I’m having trouble sleeping. Have paper and pen and a light source near by to take notes and sketch what you see and thoughts and words that come. Ask yourself to see something noticeable and memorable about the upcoming day for you. If you fall asleep before you get an answer, or regardless, when you wake up write down any dreams you had. If you can’t recall any, write down how your dream made you feel.
Dream recall involves placing attention on your dreams. So if you haven’t been remembering your dreams lately, write down even one word about your dream the next morning, even if you think you are making it up, do this for a week and you will be amazed at what happens.
VIEW PAGE OF THE NEWSPAPER As with the above exercise, you can view the front page of the paper while awake, and also task yourself while you are asleep. For sleeping questions, I like to write the question or task on a paper and put it under my pillow. I did this when my Siberian Husky, Artemis, went missing. When I woke up, I didn’t recall any dreams, but my disappointment turned to astonishment when my 12 year old son came running into my room telling me he dreamed that someone had stolen her for money but then we finally found her. This is exactly what happened. We got her back 3 months later. So things can get pretty crazy with this stuff, others in your house hold might start to dream the information for you. This tends to happen if you are too emotionally invested or too exhausted for dream recall. For awake or asleep viewing you will need to decide before hand: What newspaper are you going to use?
What date of the paper will you use? View front page or another page, which one? Where on the page are you going to view? Are you going to view a photo, the story content, the title and where on page will you find it. Make sure that you get a copy of the paper when it comes out and review your session. Research and my own experiences have shown that what happens at feedback time will often have an impact on the session itself. Most importantly, have fun!
TELEPATHY PRACTICE – This works quite well with a spouse or someone you live with that already knows you are annoying and won’t leave you because of it. Wait till you are both in a room together. I did this just the other night as Danny was renovating the bathroom attached to the bedroom and I was just lying in bed, half reading/half drifting off to sleep.
Decide you will form a telepathic connection and that you will listen to his/her thoughts. The key here is not to try too hard, think of it as if he was about to whisper something and you are just waiting to hear. It’s fine if you think you are just imagining what he’s thinking, that may start off being the case. Take note of a few words and then just relax and wait and tell yourself that when something interesting come across his mind, you’ll notice. Depending who it is, you might have to wait a while.
The other night I did this and after a few minutes I saw an image of Danny’s face looking confused, like he was trying to figure something out. I called out to him and asked him why he was looking confused and what was trying to figure out. He started to respond that he just wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with a part of the wall that needed replacing, then he was like, “Hey, you can’t see me from there, how did you know I what I was doing?!” I ignored him and just relaxed. This wasn’t telepathy as much as it was clairvoyance, but that was ok. I started drifting off to sleep and almost forgot about the exercise until a minute later I heard in my mind Danny very clearly spouting out a string of profanities. “Hey, watch your language…What’s wrong now?!” I yelled out. He started to protest that he hadn’t said anything, he had just broken a part of the plumbing that couldn’t be replaced, and then stopped himself and yelled back, “Would you get out of my head?! It’s really annoying”. Yes, we have lots of fun at our house….at least I do.