Hating Yourself These Days?
"Hate" is a pretty strong word. I've never liked it. Yet, like most people, I have gone through periods where I felt an intense dislike of myself. Surprised? Don't be. I find that many remote viewers struggle with these emotions on a personal level. And not because of remote viewing! But some viewers get angry with themselves when they can't stop naming their targets, rather than describing. That inner battle can be strong, especially in the beginning of your remote viewing journey.
If there was one thing I could do to make the journey easier for new remote viewers, it would be to encourage them to love themselves and to honor the relationship between conscious and subconscious minds.
Naming the Target
Remember that kid in grade school? The one whose hand always shot up first? "I know what it is! I know what it is!" As Remote Viewers, our conscious minds are like that. They always want to help us out when we are remote viewing... usually by handing us a NOUN.
It is as though the conscious mind is saying, "Why should you go to so much trouble describing this thing? Let me help. I'll just NAME it for you." So helpful! Right? NOT.
The secret to excellent remote viewing lies in describing the target, not naming it.
Fighting with Your Ego
Remember that your conscious mind is your ego. Many new viewers begin to resent that conscious intrusion into their attempt to "tune in" to true intuitive information.
And so begins a contentious, jealous tug-of-war between conscious and subconscious minds.
In CRV, we set aside nouns because they contain so much information that needs to be thoroughly described within the context of the remote viewing session.
Finding the Missing Child
For example, if the police are looking for a missing child, and you say, "The missing child is under a bridge" -- that is generally considered useless information, especially if there are 50 bridges in the city.
But if you describe in detail that which you have perceived to be a "bridge" -- giving colors, sounds, textures, shapes, sizes, patterns, positions, etc. -- the police (who know the city well) may soon jump up and exclaim, "I know just where that is!"
Nouns as Symbols
Successful author, Ray Bradbury once wrote a series of essays called, "Zen in the Art of Writing." I recently read an excerpt that struck me with the similarity between Bradbury's exercise to promote creativity and Controlled Remote Viewing.
Bradbury realized long ago that nouns are full of information, so he used them to mine creativity from his past. He would write out a list of nouns as a free-flow of consciousness. In other words, he just allowed whatever words popped into his head to flow onto the paper: The nun. The convent. The fire. The gardener. The wife. The sabotage.
As he performed this exercise, he noticed that memories from his past would sometimes surface with the nouns. He also found that plots for stories would occur to him. This is how he came up with the idea for Farenheit 451.
Although we set aside the nouns that come to us while we describe the target, those nouns are not discarded. They often contain important information from the subconscious mind.
Remote Viewing as a Self-Love Tool
Think of the conscious mind as slow and lumbering. By comparison, the subconscious mind is lightening fast. Imagine the two trying to converse! The subconscious mind does not communicate verbally, but uses concepts and ideas -- which hit the conscious mind much like water from a fire hose!
It happens so fast that the conscious mind tries to make sense of it all the only way it knows how: by trying to name everything! It creates nouns with the pieces of information it has managed to latch onto in the rapid flow coming from the subconscious.
As long as we realize the nouns are coming from the conscious mind's attempt to make sense of the information it receives from the subconscious, we will accept them for what they are: symbols, notes, clues, indicators, memories, fears, desires -- but rarely are they literally the target, itself.
Loving Every Part of Yourself
So if like many of us, you tend to get frustrated with your conscious mind's attempts to "help" you, be comforted in knowing that every bit of information will eventually become very helpful to you. Allow the friendship -- the partnership, really -- between conscious and subconscious minds to develop. You'll find that you like yourself more. Your "inner critic" will become quieter. You'll become more patient. And best of all: Your intuition becomes much more dependable!