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Recently in our Basic Online Mentoring Club meeting, we went over the students' session assignments and looked at the feedback from Target 140917 -- a prizefighter enjoying his victory!
The results from the sessions gave rise to discussions about how we react to targets that are disagreeable to us on some level.
First, let me say that I am a strong proponent of keeping my student viewers SAFE. I don't believe in giving them highly emotional, potentially damaging targets like the blowing up of the Hindenburg or the sinking of the Titanic!
But what I consider "safe" and what the viewer considers "safe" may be two different things. In the case of the prizefighter, all the viewers found that they had a difficult time viewing this target, even though it was a photo of a man in a crowd, arm raised in victory at the end of a fight.
Subconscious Refusal to View a Target
When we are trying to view a target that, for whatever reason, the subconscious mind doesn't like, it will refuse to view it. In an effort to avoid that which we do not like, we will often make up a fun story, or create another target, or view tomorrow's target instead. (Viewing tomorrow's target is known as "displacement." See https://intuitivespecialists.com/six-tips-help-avoid-psychic-displacement/ for more information about this phenomenon.)
So, what is the benefit of viewing something poorly? It is hard on the ego, so what is good about that?
Well, for one thing, in the course of your career as a remote viewer, not every target will be one that is "pleasing" or pleasant to view. So each time you have to deal with a disagreeable practice target, you are gradually building up your outer veneer to toughen you up as a viewer.
The Tough Viewer
Some day, you may have to be the viewer that finds the body of the missing child in the forest… and you'll need to be tough in order to view that objectively and continue describing so that, based on your description, the police can locate the child's body.
The viewer that falls apart at the most crucial moment within an operational session is a viewer that will be considered worthless to the tasker.
I remember Lyn Buchanan sending me one "height" target after another in an effort to help me overcome my fear of heights. And I did overcome it! But until I viewed enough of the height targets to become sufficiently desensitized, I found that the targets Lyn sent me seemed so HARD.
"Gee, I must be the worst viewer in the world!" I thought. But eventually, I recognized the sensation in my solar plexus that signaled my fearful subconscious reaction to the target. Once I recognized it, I could set it aside -- realizing that I am safe at the target, because I can't fall or get hurt -- and I could get on with the business at hand: describing the target accurately.
Learning to be a tough viewer is one of the best assets you can have. Yet, it can be a rough and rugged road to reach that point in your viewing expertise.
Just as we need to exercise regularly to build our endurance and stamina, practice sessions done on a regular basis build our remote viewing endurance and stamina -- as well as helping us to move past our emotions in order to view the task at hand, regardless of how unpleasant that task may be.
How Emotions Can Affect Your Sessions
This brings us to another point: Emotions! Emotions -- bad or good, happy or sad -- are a reward to the subconscious mind. Many session come to a standstill because of undeclared emotions.
The viewers reacted negatively to the prizefighter target on a subconscious level. Yet if the viewers had declared their emotional reaction(s) to the target, as in: "I hate this target, and I don't know why!" or "There is something about this target that is really upsetting!" or whatever, they may have been able to set aside the reaction and continue the session, getting on target and describing the target accurately.
That is your goal as a remote viewer: Move past the blockage, even when you haven't a clue what the blockage is or what is causing it, and get back on to the signal line. This takes practice, but with experience, you will begin to recognize your own reactions, you'll be able to declare them, and you will learn to move past them to reach your goal of becoming a tough, resilient viewer -- able to view anything, anywhere, under any circumstances.