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Sunday May 1, 2005: Spontaneous Psychic Overload: Part Two

        For spontaneous psychics to keep a degree of control over their lives, the focus has to start by getting rid of any impression of yourself as a victim. These things don’t just happen. There are reasons behind every perception and every interpretation. If I haven’t said it enough already, you have to take into account the power of your own psyche: your brain can manufacture images, your imagination may create its own story lines, your mind can take fragments of impressions and jump to a faulty interpretation.

        Then realize that other realities also have their rules and laws. You may have a bizarre dream, but the more you understand dreams and how your own censor mechanism distorts ideas it is loath to face head-on, or the more you work with lucid dreaming and the way impressions are filtered through symbolic forms, then the more you will see that certain patterns exist that can allow one to interpret the most outrageous dream events. They are going to be your patterns, so forget the dream books and learn how your own mind functions.

        Obviously, there is difficulty seeing a pattern if one can only count a handful of psychic experiences. The events may be spontaneous, but my best advice in these cases is to let it go and get on with your life. Somewhere along the line, you may read of a similar account, and I’m sure having an explanation will lend a certain peace of mind. The down-to-earth reality is that since you will probably not have too many further experiences, there’s no point staying awake nights wondering if or when another event may occur.

        When the events become more frequent, you have to take hold of the situation. Give up trying to find outside sources to explain your episodes. Believing all the answers are out there is the quickest way to slide into the role of victim. You are not helpless. Besides, odds are against someone else’s experience being exactly the same as yours. Learn to critique your own experiences.

        Start with the benign, everyday explanations. Compare possibilities and probabilities. What was happening beforehand that could have influenced your thought processes? What happened after the episode ended? If you received a warning, had the subject (dentists, terrorists, loss of money) come up in the previous few hours or days, and might it signal personal fears coming to the surface? If you brushed aside the warning or advice, what happened? If you begin having a number of these experiences (some which turn out to be valid and some which do not play out over time), then what factors separate the feelings of the true from the imagined?

        Are experiences linked by a common pattern? Think in broad terms. You may have dreams of swimming in shark-infested waters, of wading knee-deep in vats of maggots, of being chained to a prison wall, of watching loved ones fall over a cliff. While these may all sound different, the pattern of threat, danger and/or emotional fear is a common thread that needs addressing. Look again at your everyday life and check out situations that may either pose a threat or may signal your denial of negative feelings in relationships, locations, or job situations.

        Are you experiencing mostly visual or auditory impressions? Compare and contrast these experiences to sort out patterns and clues. Is it the same voice, the same people who enter your awareness? Ask yourself why, and look for details to further identify the source and the intent. Be honest with yourself when determining if this has any relevance to your current life.

        Compare the feel of experiences. How does it compare to feelings you’ve encountered in the dream state, in your most vivid imaginings, in intuitive insights, in other psychic episodes, in everyday situations? Study the similarities and differences and eventually you will figure out which experiences can be ignored and which could make a difference in the life in front of you.

        Think up solutions or ways of dealing with multidimensional problems that would be equally effective if the problem was generated within your own psyche. One of the reasons I like the completion process (see Intense Healing, October 14, 2004 & October 15, 2004), is that it works whether I’m dealing with my subconscious or with other dimensions, since it addresses the feelings that have been drawn into play.

        If you are sensitive enough to open to other dimensions, you also have resources within those dimensions. Use your intuition to lead you to books, teachers or insights that can help bring clearer understanding. Then keep your focus on the power of your intuition to lead you in the right direction; don’t use intuition to find a teacher or book and then become passive, granting someone else responsibility for your answers.

        The bottom line is that you have a life to live. Once you quit being a victim of multidimensional experiences and begin looking for serious answers (using detached curiosity), you’re less likely to freak out, and more likely to find answers capable of enriching your development into a balanced and rational individual.

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 07:32AM by Registered CommenterThe Skeptical Mystic | CommentsPost a Comment

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