Tired of the same four walls? Try remote viewing!

If you have not seen the movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats, you should. It’s fun. You should also read the book, because they are different in important ways.

The story centers around a journalist’s exploration of the First Earth Battalion, a military group that tried to militarize psychic techniques. Their manual is available online and it’s some wild stuff!

One of the techniques that were explored was Remote Viewing. Essentially, it is using your intuition to visualize a place that you have never been, and providing detailed information. Does it work? Let’s find out!

I’m going to give you some ways to try remote viewing for yourself. It’s more fun when you include friends and, since it’s remote, it’s a perfect thing to do during times of isolation. I’ll give the steps for a basic exercise and then give some variations

Establish your target

How can you determine success if you don’t know where you’re aiming? To begin, focus on a place that you can verify. Either have a friend select a place that they know or select a place that you can look up on Google Maps and see details.

To do it formally—and this is the technique I tend to use when I experiment with curious people at events—one location will be randomly selected from a number of photographs. To be really formal they will be sealed inside envelopes. A person will focus mentally on that photograph while the other person tries to remotely view it. If you are by yourself, you can randomly select from a few envelopes and just try to focus on the location.

View the target

Now, the viewer just opens up their intuition and records what comes to them. Any ideas or sensations should be recorded. Shapes, details, anything at all counts. At first, these things may be disjointed and unrelated. With practice they will become clearer and more structured.

A good technique is to imagine a white movie screen on the inside of your forehead. Close your eyes and imagine actually looking up at this screen. This physical action actually helps you tap into your subconscious and intuition. Focus on the blank screen and will yourself to see things about the place you are remote viewing.

The idea is to not worry about whether what you perceive is reasonable. Don’t second guess yourself. Don’t worry if what you get is not a visual image, but an idea of something, or sounds, or smells. Just record what you get.

Take whatever you get

I mentioned this before but I want to re-emphasize: Don’t second guess yourself.

When you begin to have this conversation with your subconscious you will get things as metaphor, or exaggerated, or abstract. Interpretation comes next. Not everything you get will be explained. That’s all OK. Just let it flow.

Some people find it’s easier to draw as they do this. Some like to speak aloud into an audio or video recorder. Some like to have a scribe document the session. You may use more than one approach. Explore. Experiment. See what works for you. There is no right way to do this.

Examine your results

Once you’ve really settled down and disconnected from your viewing, look at the results. Go over information from the sender, but don’t stop there. Use tools available, such as Google Maps, to dig into the location. Some of the details you picked up may be things the sender doesn’t remember, or things that have changed since they were last there. These are very exciting finds!

As you go through this process something that was obscure and fuzzy to you may become more obvious. That fuzzy man walking on a black, square block becomes a lighted walk sign at an intersection. It’s OK to re-interpret your results and even add things that you forgot to mention. A lot of detail can flood into you all at once and it takes practice to discern.

If you take this process seriously, and genuinely try to connect, you are very likely to get hits even your very first time.

Practice makes perfect

This is a skill. You start with some natural ability, but then you hone it by repetition. Over time, you’ll become more fluent in your subconscious language. Things that were obscure and abstract will become clearer. You’ll discover the best methods for you and how to go into and come out of a remote viewing session.

Here are a few variations you might try as you experiment:

  • Have a friend perform an action while you focus on them. See if you can tell what they were doing and pick out details.
  • Try to see someplace historic, such as an event. See what details occur to you. Research the event and see if you have any hits.
  • Focus on a celebrity and see if you can find news that connects with what you saw and felt.

Remote viewing can be a fun game to play. You may find that you develop skill with it. In that case, it could be an interesting tool to help you prepare or just explore from afar. Could you view other planets? Find out!

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