Many thanks to Lyn Buchanan for teaching me so well for so long! Lyn and I used to commiserate about the fact that most students simply couldn’t “get” the Set Aside Process. So here it is, in black and white. Hopefully seeing it in print will make it easier for everyone to learn how to set anything aside when the going gets rough and you need to be free from bothersome issues.

Did you have an argument recently that has you gripped in its emotional talons and just won’t allow you any peace of mind? Things in our lives – little annoyances, duties, to do lists, etc. – have an amazing way of popping to mind just when we want to do a remote viewing session! You sit down to practice, and all of a sudden you think, “Did I pay the gas bill this month? I think I forgot! They may shut off the gas! I will freeze to death!” Or, you start to worry, “What if the dog wants out when I am in the middle of my session? What will I do?”

In “CRV Lingo,” an Attractor is anything at the Target that could bother or distract your attention from the target. An example could be something very high at the target that bothers you because you have a fear of heights, or something glittery at the target that distracts you because you are a magpie – and you just LOVE glittery things! So a Preview of Coming Attractor or P.O.C.A. is an abbreviation for those times that you get a glimpse or think you know what the target is going to be before the viewing process even begins. Ingo Swann used the term “Advanced Visuals” – but a P.O.C.A. isn’t necessarily always visual. It can be auditory (that still small voice in your head that tells you, for example, “I bet it’s the Taj Mahal.”) or perhaps it is just a thought or a quick memory.

By the same token, a Distractor is anything in your life or environment that distracts you away from the target. A Preview of Coming Distractor is anything that you anticipate could bother you during your session. Ingo used the term “Objectification” instead of P.O.C.D.

We list both P.O.C.A.’s and P.O.C.D.’s in order to declare them so we can set them aside.

So how do we set aside bothersome things? We use a 3-part process, called The Set Aside Process. Believe it or not, in a live class, this is often the most difficult part of the class for people to really GET. Why? Not because it is hard! People don’t get it because they don’t realize how important it is, so they gloss it over. Please, don’t gloss this over!

If you do not learn to properly set things aside, they will hinder you on a subconscious (and sometimes even a conscious) level during the entire session!

My students tell me that the Set Aside process has helped them make it through tough times. A parent told me she taught the Set Aside process to her children and their grades improved because they could set aside test anxiety!

So please be sure to pay attention to this part, as it is crucial to having a successful outcome – and you can use it in other areas of your life.

The Three Steps of the Set Aside Process –

Step 1: Talk about it.
Do you remember being a child? Did you ever have a nightmare? Let’s imagine, for a moment, that you are a small child once again. You’ve woken up from a bad dream, convinced that there is a terrifying monster under your bed. You leap from the bed and run to your mother, screaming “Mommy! Mommy! There is a monster under my bed!!!!”

What if your mother responds, “There is no damn monster! Get back to bed!”
How would her response affect your belief about the monster? Would you now be able to saunter confidently off to bed?

Of course not! But what if, instead of that impatient response, your mother were to very gently and lovingly guide you back to your bedroom where together, you both knelt and looked under the bed? Maybe she would even lie down with you for a while, to help you feel more secure.

This is the key to Step 1 of the Set Aside Process. You don’t want your issues coming up while you are trying to remote view, so you must state what the issue is: “ I am afraid of the monster under the bed.” Then, you make a deal with your subconscious mind to the effect of, “If you allow me to set this aside right now, I will go look under the bed as soon as my CRV session is over.” Once the session is over, be sure to keep your promise!

Step 2 is much easier: Just say the canned phrase “For now, I am not worrying about it.” Easy, right?

Step 3 is easy, too! Just say, “For now, I am setting aside the monster” and write “monster” as you say it.

Of course, I am using the monster as an analogy. You will be setting aside whatever your issue may be, whether it is the fight you had with your partner yesterday, or the realization that you forgot to pay your gas bill again, or that your friend may call and interrupt your session. Whatever you think may come up while you are viewing, you will set aside at this point in the Admin Section. Get it out of the way so it won’t haunt you during your viewing!

People usually really skimp on Step 1 and jump right to the setting aside part. They rush through it with something like, “I think there is a monster under the bed, but I am going to set that aside.” Nope. That’s not doing the set aside process. That is the equivalent of Mommy saying, “There is no damn monster. Get back to bed!” Your subconscious needs some cajoling, comfort, and reassurance. Or if you prefer, your subconscious wants to wheel and deal!

Here are some examples of a typical set aside:

Fear of Failure:

(Step 1) “I am really worried that I won’t be able to do this. What if I fail? This feels so crazy! And I’m not sure I really understand it. But it is a learning process. My main focus should be on the structure, anyway. So even if I don’t do as well as I would like, I’m sure I will get a lot out of it anyway.”
(Step 2) “So for now, I am not worrying about it.”
(Step 3) “For now, I am setting aside Fear of Failure.” (And write the words “Fear of Failure as you say them.)

REMEMBER: Do NOT say, “I am afraid of failing but I am just gonna set that aside.” Go through all 3 steps. Be sure to discuss the issue, out loud, to yourself.


(Step 1) “I had that fight with Jane yesterday and it is really bothering me. I am worried that our friendship is over. She totally misunderstood what I was trying to say. But maybe she was having a bad day. I have those too, sometimes. She lost her job recently. I know! After my session, I will take some cookies over and see how she is doing.”
(Step 2) “So for now, I am not worrying about it.”
(Step 3) “For now, I am setting aside argument.” (And write “argument” as you say it.)


(Step 1) “I am getting ready to do my session, but I’ll just bet that the kids are going to wake up and need my attention, or the dog will want out, or something will happen to interrupt me! But if something does happen, I will just make a note that I am taking a break, and I can always resume my session later. That will be good for me, because I need practice in how to take breaks and how to work with distractions. “
(Step 2) “So for now, I am not worrying about it.”
(Step 3) “For now, I am setting aside interruptions.” (And write “interruptions” as you say it.)

Magic Words – In CRV, there are two words that have special meaning, and we refer to those two words as “magic words.” I will talk about the second word a bit later. The first word is the word “YES” and YES is used most often during the Set Aside Process.

Let’s say that you are having an embarrassing physical reaction or physical condition that is bothering you. You don’t want the world to know about it. Today, you happen to have guests who have been begging you to do a remote viewing session for them. As you do your set asides, you realize that you need to set aside your concern about this embarrassing physical condition, but you don’t exactly want to announce it to everyone out loud. You can refer to whatever it is that you want to keep private as “YES.” So you would go through the 3 steps of the Set Aside Process, replacing the private issue with the word YES.

Let’s use an example. Let’s say you had beans and broccoli with fish for dinner and your intestines feel like a brass band has taken up residence inside, ready to blow at any minute! You are worried about offending everyone! But for obvious reasons, you don’t want to state this out loud, right? With the Magic Word “YES”, you can handle it like this:

(Step 1) – “I am concerned about YES. YES has been bothering me for a while, and I am uncomfortable. But I know I can go take care of it if needed, and as soon as my session is over, I will take something for it.”
(Step 2) – “So for now I am not worrying about it.”
(Step 3) – “For now, I am setting aside YES.” (And write the word YES as you say it.)

Learning how to properly set things aside when you need to can make the difference between a good session and a world-class session! And you can use this technique in just about any situation in which your thoughts are keeping you from performing the way you would like.

Happy Viewing!

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