Thursday, December 17, 2009

Remote Viewing - How Even A Beginner Can Learn

By Vicki Porter

What is remote viewing? How do you know if you're doing it right? Remote viewing is the ability to see people, places and things with your mind's eye instead of with your five senses.

However, it's not the same as astral travel. When you are doing astral travel, your 'spirit' body can leave your physical body and travel remote distances to see something firsthand. With remote viewing, your mind is doing the traveling, and your subconscious mind is the vehicle.

Every person on Earth has the ability to learn remote viewing. How successful each attempt is depends highly on how well you're able to descend into a relaxed trance state that is very similar to the level of awareness during hypnosis.

Experts have long stated that we only use about 10% of our minds' capacity, but the other 90%, for most of us, is left untapped and untrained. As one illustration of this, think of learning a foreign language. Children who speak four languages from childhood do so fluently, with those neural pathways firmly established, such that they do so easily and without struggle. It's the same with any ability; skills in basic math or reading are taught early so that those neural pathways are firmly established as soon as possible. They become part of your mind's ability and power, and you think nothing of them.

Imagine if you'd been taught to access the power of your sub-conscious mind as a child? Just because you can't do something right now doesn't mean you won't ever be able to do it. It simply means you haven't been taught yet and that you need to train your mind to unlock the ability that was always hidden there.

Before you start learning remote viewing, how well are you able to relax? Meditation is a good precursor to teaching your mind to reach the correct state of relaxation needed in order to access your subconscious mind. Self-hypnosis is also an excellent way to reach the same, if not deeper, trance state.

Once you've relaxed your entire body, remember to keep your mind alert and aware. It can be very tempting to fall asleep when you're in such a relaxed state, so part of correct remote viewing is learning how to keep your mind awake while your physical body goes to sleep.

Before you get into a comfortable, relaxed state and prepare for remote viewing, how will you test your results? You should plan a way to verify whether your viewing was successful or not before you get started.

One of the best ways to choose views that you can 'test' is to choose places you already know. For example, if you know a friend's home well and know what it usually looks like, try to look at it in your mind's eye through remote viewing. Is anything out of place? For example, are there books or papers scattered about that aren't usually there, in the living room? Are dishes or plates set out on the counter in the kitchen?

These small things might not seem like much, but they can give you a clear indication of whether you're seeing real places and events. Once you've awoken from your relaxed trance, call your friend and verify the objects you've seen.

When you've practiced remote viewing, how to relax properly will become easier each time you do it. Soon, you'll find that you're able to relax easily and the technique itself will become much more fluid as well.

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