You’ve heard it before: Describe, don’t identify.
As a remote viewing instructor, I hear my own voice repeating that mantra frequently.
And every now and then, I will come across a student for whom that mantra is frustrating.
If you have ever wondered, “Why can’t I use nouns and just say what the target is??!!” — keep reading…
“Mommy, where do movies come from?”
I still remember when my boys dragged me to see The Matrix. “Mom! You gotta see this movie!!!! It is AMAZING!!! You will LOVE it!!!” And in spite of my initial reluctance, I sat on the edge of my seat for the entire movie.
Do you like movies? Which movies really grab your attention the most? And where do good movies originate?
All movies, both good and bad, originate from a story told well in writing, first. Whether from a screenplay or a best selling novel, someone had to use written language to tell a story.
From Boring to Exciting
Read the following sentence:A soft crimson blush spread across her cheeks as Rob’s unrelenting gaze pierced deep into the chasm of Marcy’s loneliness…
Compare that to:
Rob looked at Marcy.
Which sentence drew you in? If this were a book, which sentence would make you want to read more? Remember, writers are artists who paint pictures with words.
Now before you cry, “But Lori, I am not a good writer!” know that you don’t have to be a good writer to be a good remote viewer. But you can vastly improve your abilities as a remote viewer by simply improving your ability to use words in your day-to-day actions to describe what is happening around you.
3 Steps to Better Sessions
To get started, try this simple 3-Step exercise while on a walk:
- Focusing on sounds, begin to listen as you walk.
- At first, you will notice the obvious sounds, such as horns honking, dogs barking, etc. Try to describe all the sounds you hear. For example:
- I hear the sound of my sneakers on the gravel driveway.
- I hear the piercing, insistent, high-pitched bark of my neighbor’s Chihuahua.
- I hear the gentle sound of the breeze as it passes my ears.
- I hear the low droning of a plane passing overhead.
- I hear the cheerfully musical sound of playful birds in the trees.
- Now just describe the sounds, and leave out the identifying words:
- Crunch, crunch, crunch
- Arf! Arf! Arfarfarfarf!!!
- … shussssh….
- … rumble….
- Tweet-chirp! Tweet tweet tweet! Chirp! Tweedle-chirp!
You have just made the leap from identifying the sounds to describing them. (That is what I do whenever I take my car to the mechanic, and it gets pretty hilarious! “The car was going ‘clomp bump BING!’ every time I turned right…”)
After you have explored all the obvious sounds, your awareness will increase and you will begin noticing more subtle sounds that you would normally ignore without meaning to. Your ability to uncover layers of sounds around you on a day-to-day basis will improve your overall awareness when you are remote viewing.
You can do this exercise anywhere, any time. Try it while waiting in line to check out at the grocery store, or while making your way to your gate at the airport.
In the upcoming blogs in this series, we will explore how to use this exercise to improve your other senses — both in your life and at the target!