Ever since what I consider to be my current spiritual awakening, I have been hitting the ground running. Maybe a little too hard. If there is one definite thing I need to learn, it's patience. But then again, everywhere online, you read that if you don't practice meditation, visualization, or concentration EVERY day, that you lose what strength you have gained in those areas. I am now starting to disagree, but you all know the feeling you get the moment when you realize- "OH MY GOD, I'M PSHYCHIC!", and all you want to do is learn and learn as much as you can!
So, I practiced every day. I found books and trolled the internet for anything that can help me develop my abilities. (Sidenote: I wish the teachings of the spiritualist church could be done online, since there is no such church near me. I really want to learn mediumship). I learned that there are not a lot of great forums or communities online for psychics, until I found this website. There are a few, but they aren't very active. This website isn't even a forum, but it works well enough as one.
After making a few posts on here, I was contacted by a person that runs a remote viewing website to do a test and see if I could be a part of their team. So far, I have yet to do a single test, but have been practicing at home instead, building my confidence and ability in that field. I have had some great results so far. I bought a book, Natural Remote Viewing, by Jon Noble. The books comes with a practice image, and a link to a website with many more. I do seem to prefer front loading, which is knowing in advance if the object in the picture is a person, place, or thing. That way, while I am learning and honing this skill, my poor subconscious and brain at least know which direction to go. I think that this is very important and underrated for beginners, because it's all about building confidence. Unfortunately, this book only has two practice targets that are front loaded. It got really hard when I moved on to photographs that I had no clue what I was supposed to be looking for, but I still had some pretty good, interesting results. However, I became frustrated with the pictures and moved onto having someone put an item into a box and remote viewing that. At least that way, the object is right there, in the present with me.
With this method, I still got some good, undeniable hits. The best is when I had my mom put something in the box. I just got hit after hit after hit. She said it probably helped that she was thinking about the item all night, because this is really new and shocking to her. What she put in the box was a metal chess piece, with a cross on top (Sory, I'm not sure if it was the king, queen, or bishop, since all chess sets are made differently, and I'm not a chess player). For the first time, I was getting definite shapes coming to me as impressions. These shapes closely matched the intricate curves of the chess piece. One shape matched exactly 100%. I saw the Jesus Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but it was small like a figurine, which I think signified that my object is also a figurine. I saw a man wearing a black and white checkered bandanna, and as the man's face faded away, the black and white checkered print lingered for moment. This, I believe, was signifying a chess board. I saw like a speckled kind of rust that was also on the metal chess piece. So all in all, it was a good session.
However, at the end of that session, I heard the word "break"- and it sounded kind of exasperated as if the entity helping me with the remote viewing (who I believe is my subconscious) was exhausted and asking for a break. This was about two weeks ago, and since then I have not been able to focus on remote viewing or even just meditation at all! (Sidenote: I always ask my subconscious, who I've nicknamed Sam, to do the remote viewing for me and to send me any information he finds into my imagination where I'll be able to receive it. I tell him he is the psychic one, and really should be doing all the work and should only ask guides for help if he gets stuck.) However, it seems I may have exhausted him, and my ADD analytical mind has also had a very hard time focusing or concentrating. So I think it is time to Rest, relax, and recharge, so to speak.
And I don't think that I will lose too much of my abilities. I picked up remote viewing extremely fast after a lifetime of not trying it, so what is a few weeks going to hurt? The only thing I see slipping is my visualization. That was and is still difficult for me, and I admit it was easier when I was practicing it full time. So I came up with a concentration/visualization game to keep me on my toes during my downtime. This game is like the next level of how I learned visualization in the first place. When I was first started, I couldn't really make anything appear in my mind's eye at will. So I started to count to 3, drawing the numbers piece by piece, line by line in my mind's eye, until I got good enough to pull the entire image of the number with little effort. Then, I was able to count to ten, and eventually 100 and beyond, flashing the numbers in my mind's eye. Being able to do this without losing count or getting distracted is great for concentration.
This new game builds upon that. I realized that I couldn't visualize a number without saying the number in my head. That bothered me. So, for example, I can't just pop the image of 52 in my head without internally saying and thinking "52". For some reason this really bothered me. I wanted to learn how to separate visualization from thinking. So the new game goes like this: while counting verbally in my head 0-100, I visualize the numbers 100-0 at the same time. In other words:
Verbal: |0| |1| |2| |3| |4| |5| |6| |7| |8|...
Visualize: |100| |99| |98| |97| |96| |95| |94| |93| |92|...
So far I can visualize down to the seventies or sixties without losing count. I also like how if you add the two numbers together, they always equal 100. I guess it's kind of ironic that I started this post saying I've worn my brain out, and here I am making up this really hard game for it. I guess I see it more as strengthening it though, which is definitely what it needs before throwing a bunch of psychic things at it, which I assume can be pretty taxing on an un-trained brain/consciousness.
I hope that anyone can use my method to strengthen their own mind, and I was hoping that you could all share anything that works great for you, whether it's something that you made up yourself, or learned from someone else.