Viewing Difficult Targets Creates Resilient, Tough Viewers

(c) Lori Williams 2014 - All Rights Reserved

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.

Safety First

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 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.

Building Stamina

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.

5 Comments to Viewing Difficult Targets Creates Resilient, Tough Viewers

  1. by `mscir

    On October 7, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    This sounds like an excellent candidate for the Break column. What about handling it in the same way an AOL is, write it, set down the pen, state the reason for the break, let it go, resume viewing. Lots of possible names for it: PER powerful emotional reaction perhaps.

  2. by `mscir

    On October 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Even better: EOL.

  3. by PJ

    On June 5, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Mostly, targets that have emotional issue with the viewer will simply not come through with those elements. (Unless there is something else in their psychology that draws that for another reason.) I think the important thing is that if someone is tasking a person they have some ethics about the subject and they care about the development of the viewer for RV and in general -- which I'm glad to see you do Lori, as that is something greatly missing in the larger field alas.

    You can create categories of difficult targets, for example in TKR's dojo we have some for so-called advanced targets which really means "grim. Why would you want to view this?" haha, for people who wanted to do law enforcement type stuff and wanted something to practice on. What you really find is that viewers are rather poor at taking care of themselves or knowing what they are ready for. They just assume it's fine. Then there's the individual bit -- some people can do endless targets of every kind of death without blinking, and then one trivial sort of thing completely sets them off. (Possibly venting about the prior stuff too, but under the radar.)

    Most of what 'teaches' a viewer is what they are capable of perceiving "and understanding" once they get feedback. People underestimate the value of basic targets (although I will grant enough of those can seem a bit boring. But the reality is, no target with rapport is truly boring).

    I find that a lot of the most 'growth' oriented targets are those based on the feedback being a personal experience. This can work two ways, one where the target is local and the target-focus is literally "5 minutes of viewer experience AT feedback AS feedback" (best), or one where the tasking is based on feedback-context, but the target is a human experience which they may or may not have ever had (e.g. one past TKR mission was to describe the female human experience of giving birth).


  4. by Lori Williams

    On June 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Dear PJ,
    Thanks for the comments! Excellent! I have been so thrilled to see so many people becoming excited about learning the skill of remote viewing! Students all over the world are becoming involved and learning to communicate with that deeper part of themselves, while at the same time discovering new horizons of consciousness! That is what keeps me going. It was great to hear from you! Thanks for taking the time to write this wonderful comment.


  5. by Michelle Hokanson

    On December 8, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Who could I contact to get this done about my aunt

Post a Comment

background image
[Click Here to Read our Privacy Policy]
[Click Here to Read our Privacy Policy]
[Click Here to Read our Privacy Policy]
[Click Here to Read our Privacy Policy]
[Click Here to Read our Privacy Policy]
[Click Here to Read our Privacy Policy]