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Transformational 6-day Program

EHILogo-transparentQuite a few people over the past several years have asked if I’ll be putting together a workshop or training type program based on my experiences (Application of Impossible Things) … now a friend and colleague has done it for me.

Bob Holbrook of The Event Horizon Institute (TEHI) has designed a program that is offered at The Monroe Institute …


Transformational 6-Day Program for Mindful Awareness, Stress Release, and Inner Balance/Peace

The Event Horizon program is the beginning of a powerful personal practice to cultivate and maintain a state of coherent peace within yourself. You will learn life-changing skills and tools for your own daily practice. We teach from the mindset that “action that arises from inner coherence allows for the practice of peace within a mindful presence.” Here is just a sample of what you will gain from this 6-day transformational program.

– Discover access to the physical and non-physical realms in a new and profound way.

– Begin a powerful personal practice to cultivate and maintain a state of coherent peace within yourself.

– Train using a highly effective process for release of the accumulated stress and trauma of daily living.

– Return home with effective tools for maintaining a balanced awareness for resilience in handling daily stressors.

– Practice access to and expansion of mindful awareness, where choice in action replaces habits of reaction.

– Experience profound relaxation and the resulting ability to coherently think, speak, and act from the presence of your balanced inner self.

This is a 6-day program currently being offered at The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia. Click here to contact the Institute for dates and pricing: TMI


The Event Horizon program was developed within TEHI, a research and educational institute.

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Making an effort to create what you want in life, obviously, assumes want.

Aligning the conscious mind to the whole self, whole mind, inner being-ness, that is the All That Is in expression, releases want.

From here, creation is direct and clear. Whatever is created is wanted. Whatever is wanted has already been created.



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Activities for Psi Exploration

This was a Page here on the website and as I take a little time to clean up the website a bit today, I thought it would serve better as a Post … it was written quite awhile ago. Enjoy …

These are activities that I’ve done with friends and in metaphysical exploration groups. I’ve even done some of them at parties for entertainment. The results are sometimes surprising and unexpected!

1. Blind Readings: Everyone writes down a question on a sheet of paper. Fold that piece of paper up and set it aside. Now each person pick a card from a Tarot deck, or each person take a separateTarot deck, shuffle and choose a card if you have enough Tarot decks. Using that card, write your intuitive impressions, using the card as the starting point – yes, you’re answering a question without knowing the question. When everyone is finished, fold those pieces of paper and put all the readings in a hat. Pass the hat around, each person drawing one reading from it. Apply that reading to your own question that you wrote down at the beginning of the exercies. Does that reading apply to your question? How specifically does it apply? You may find that some are surprisingly detailed and specific.

2. Remote Viewing: Give everyone a sheet of paper and pencil or pen. Big sheets of paper work well for this exercise (newsprint for instance). Go to the website One person should have registered at this site prior to the gathering so you can access the Remote Viewing targets available at this site. Acquire up to three targets, which will be in the form of numbers in series. Everyone should now close their eyes for a moment and quiet the mind and the room. One person then reads off the target numbers. Now each person should write and draw any impressions that come to mind. They may see or sense shapes, patterns, pictures, sounds – any information that is received about the target should be sketched or written down. Don’t worry about how good or bad the drawings are – they are just references for yourself so you’ll remember what information you’ve received. Be sure and put down anything that you get, because if it isn’t written or drawn, it doesn’t count! Ten minutes is a good amount of time to give everyone to get their impressions recorded. Then revisit the website and open the photograph, revealing the target. Compare them with different people’s recorded impressions. (There are actually strict protocols for Remote viewing, which can be found on various websites. This exercise is just an introduction to the concept of Remote Viewing.)

3. Dowsing: Each person can make their own dowsing rods by cutting two wire coat hangers near the hook. Cut and bend the wire until you have two L-shaped wires, one leg of the L being about 5 inches long, one leg being about 10-12 inches long. The short end of each rod will be held loosely in each hand out in front of your body, your elbows held at a 45 degree angle. Hold the rods loosely so that they can swing freely. Now decide what you want to dowse for: water pipes, ley lines, angels or other non-physical beings, or anything at all. Each person should close their eyes for a moment and silently state the intention to find X. Start walking, or moving slowly across the landscape or room and see what happens.

4. Pendulum: Using a pendulum is similar to dowsing, but it’s easier to use in certain instances. A pendulum can be used over a body (looking for disease or pain or energy blocks for instance), or over a map (looking for archeology sites, water sources, gold or anything). A pendulum can be made from any string attached to any small object that has some weight. A crystal works, but so does a bolt or screw, a pen, or a rock. Something with a point does seem to work best, but really many things can be used effectively. When you’ve got your pendulums, have everyone hold theirs in their hand, close their eyes and take a couple of deep breaths. Ask them to silently talk to their pendulum, telling it their intention of using it for dowsing, and ask for its assistance with that intention. Open your eyes, and hold the string about 6-12 inches above the weighted end and hold it above whatever you have chosen to “read.” Silently state your intention – what you are asking or allowing yourself to look for. You might slowly move it around over the body, map, photograph or whatever you’re reading. Pay attention to the way it swings (back and forth, clockwise circles, counterclockwise circles, or perhaps it’s still). Normally clockwise is considered to be a “yes” or positive, and counterclockwise is considered to be a “no” or negative. Experiment and find out for yourself what the language of the pendulum is for you.

5. Bend Silverware: Everyone gets a piece of silverware – spoon, fork, knife. Hold it in your hand and concentrate your attention on that object, willing it to move and bend. Some say that a raucous and energetic environment is helpful for this exercise, so try shouting, laughing, urging each other and the objects on. If that doesn’t work well, try being silent and focusing your will and intention very intently. Try choosing one person to hold a fork, and let everyone concentrate on pouring attention and energy into and through that person to bend that one fork. Experiment and see what works best for your group.

6. Psychic Readings/Telepathy: Pair off. Decide which person in the pair will start off as the sender, and which will be the receiver. You will trade off after the first round, so it doesn’t matter who starts in which role. The sender now closes their eyes and silently pictures one object, holding that image very clearly in their mind. The sender should choose an object or scene that has a distinctive shape or attribute to make it easier in the first rounds: consider things like an elephant, an orange tree, a shepherd’s staff  – things that have unusual and distinctive shapes. You can choose anything – people, animals, landscapes, machinery – anything at all. The receiver closes her/his eyes, and empties their mind, opening up to what the receiver is sending. You may want to give the receiver some paper and pens to note down their impressions, but they can also simply speak their impressions out loud as they come. The sender shouldn’t say anything or make any expressions to influence the receiver. After the receiver feels they’ve gotten all the information they’re going to get, the sender can tell them what the object was. Talk over the receiver’s impressions, as you may find that some information that was received is symbolic and does apply to the sender’s object although it didn’t seem to at first. Now trade roles and do it again. Try sending emotions, or objects or scenes that carry emotional impact for the sender. Try things that are neutral. Is there a difference in the ease or difficulty of the receiver when emotion is attached to the message being sent?

7. Aura: One person should lead this activity, speaking the instructions to the group. Have everyone close their eyes and relax. Suggest that each person imagine or sense that their body has or creates a field around them. Suggest that they try to locate the outer edge of that field: is it two inches away from their body, or two hundred yards? Have everyone pull or push the edges of their field until it is about one yard from their body all the way around. Ask each person to note how that feels. Everyone can talk and describe what they’re experiencing out loud during the exercise, or you can wait until after to discuss what people experienced. Now ask everyone to stretch their aura up to the sky and down into the ground, making it tall and skinny so at some points it’s just inches from the body – or right up against it. Now bring it back to one yard from the body all the way around. Now move it so it’s right up against the back and extends far out in front. How does that feel? Do people experience emotions or see pictures or hear anything when they do this? Now stretch it way out in back, bringing it right up against the front of the body. What does that feel like? You can make up any movement that you’d like to try … some of the feelings and reactions associated with moving the aura around might be unexpected.

8. Healing Hands #1: Ask everyone to close their eyes, take a couple of deep breaths, and relax, quieting the mind. Then ask them to hold their hands out in front of them, palms about one inch from each other. Start to bounce the hands lightly toward and away from each other, never quite touching the hands to each other. Ask them to note whether they feel some resistance, and to stop the movement of the hands toward each other when they feel that resistance. Most will end up with their hands ten to fifteen inches from each other. Now ask people to trace a line from the 4th chakra (center of chest) across the chest and down one arm to the palm, then do the other side. Do the same thing from the 5th chakra (bse of throat), paying attention to what they feel as they slowly trace the lines. Then do the same from the 6th chakra (third eye, forehead between and just above the eyes), then the 7th chakra (top of the head). You might try tracing all those lines on one side of the body first, then sitting and noting whether there’s any difference in how the two sides of the body feel – the side of the body that has had the chakras traced, and the side that hasn’t. Then do the other side. When everyone has finished, pause to talk about what each person felt happening in their body while they did that and after they were finished. Then have everyone close their eyes again and repeat the first part of the exercise, palms facing each other, bouncing gently toward and away from each other, sensing the resistance between the hands. Do people’s hands end up farther away from each other than they did in the first part of the exercise? Closer together? Does the resistance or energy between the hands feel stronger? Lighter? Denser? More active? Talk about what each person has experienced.

9. Healing Hands #2: Follow the instructions for Healing Hands #1, then pair off into partners. Try “bouncing” your hands off the other person’s hands, feeling the resistance and energy between your hands. Do they want to draw together, or is there more resistance? What is the quality of the resistance: dense/light, warm/cool, cooperative/competitive, accepting/wary? If someone has a physical ailment or pain, trade healings using your hands. Let your hands hover just above the area of pain or illness, and close your eyes. Pause to think of something beautiful, or to remember a time when you felt very grateful and generous and loving. Let that emotion fill your mind and body, then let it flow to your hands. Now imagine that generous energy flowing gently into the other person. If you’re uncomfortable letting someone else do this to your body, do the same thing to your own body.

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Field of Time

The subject of time keeps popping up in my life lately. A friend is trying to deprogram his assumptions about it. A reader of my book asked for clarification concerning something i said about it. Another friend made a crazy joke about it. And I’ve been thinking about how we in the western world assume that everyone perceives time the way we do, yet sometimes I simply don’t – and I’m sure that there are cultures that perceive time differently than we do.

We’ve been conditioned to perceive time as a stream, moving in one direction, and assume it’s measurable in increments because we do that.

When I’m “outside time,” I have never perceived time as a flow nor as consisting of measurable increments. I think the best description that I can find for my perception is that time is a field.

As a field, all that enters or participates in the field can be perceived any way one chooses. Everything can be perceived at once, instantaneously, or one can focus in different ways in order to perceive whatever is participating in the field in some other fashion … For instance, in a linear sequence (with an organization of one’s choosing). One can also skip around at will, picking one bit here, one bit there. One can also step out of it.

WhenI shift my focus within the field, it shifts everything in the field to some degree. There is resonance. Observing is participation, as much as is deliberate action.

(I’m using the word “field” in the way physics would, I think: gravity is a field, for instance.)

Thinking of time in this way may be another useful exercise in shifting perception, expanding the potential of what and how we perceive reality.


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Create a Dog

Just thought I’d share a little something that happened on Saturday. It may be related to the last post, communicating with the team, and/or an example of creating what we want, and/or being supported by the All.

In the morning I was talking on the phone with a friend and said that I might get a dog next month. We talked about that for a few minutes. After we hung up I spent about an hour thinking about what kind of dog I’d get, what I’d have to do to dog-proof the house, imagined training it, going for walks, maybe fencing the yard … My musings were detailed and charged with some longing, anticipation and happiness, and a little bit of reservation.

Three hours later I was sitting in the living room when a dog showed up at back sliding glass door. She stood looking in at me like she belonged inside, come on, let me in!

I went outside to talk with her, and she acted so happy to see me, like we were long lost friends. And she wouldn’t leave! She followed me all afternoon, occasionally wandering off to check something out but always returning.

The name on her collar was … Angel.

Being familiar with the way my team communicates with me and the way I create what I want in my life, I have to say that this was a pretty clear message that my getting a dog would be a good idea for me.

Daydreaming is powerful. It can be a fun way to create or ask a question.

Eventually I did track down Angel’s home, returning her to her family. Maybe soon I’ll be posting a picture of my new dog!



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During a Monroe Institute workshop that I attended earlier this year, the facilitator suggested that if we felt as if we weren’t getting anything during the meditations (visual images, messages, communication, whatever), that we prime the pump by imagining something, then following it.

She paused for a moment, looking around the room with a small smile. “I love doing this workshop in Australia,” she told us. “In Australia I can say use your imagination, and no one stares at me like I’ve just suggested you all cheat on a test. Americans assume that imagination is not real. The Australians don’t have that hang up.” I looked around the room. People’s faces were polite blanks, like they were waiting for a punch line, explanation or assurance. The perplexed energy was palpable. You could feel their question: “But is it real? How do you tell?”

I’ve had similar questions from friends and clients, people curious about how I do my psychic readings, or how I trust information that I receive through non-physical means: How do you tell what’s imagination and what’s real?

It’s a valid question, but only because we’ve been taught and believe that there’s a difference between imagination (not real) and reality, whether that reality is the physical world or visions, messages, or other “spiritual” or non-physical communication.

About ten years ago my father had a severe heart attack. In Florida at the time, I immediately jumped on a plane to get to South Dakota where my father was supposedly dying. During a layover in Houston, I sat down and calmed myself. Closing my eyes, I imagined being with my father. I immediately found him wafting around over the Southwest, looking a little confused or lacking purpose. Getting his attention, I told him that he needed to get back to his body and make a decision; he needed to decide whether to stay with the body and heal it, or move on. I told him that either one was fine, but the decision was his so it would be good to get back to South Dakota. He nodded and moved back to his body, and I had the sense that he wanted to stay and heal this body.

When I opened my eyes, I knew that I had really found my father. My conversation with him had been vivid and real. Over the next couple of days, however, immersed in the family worry and the reserved pessimism of the medical doctors, part of me began to wonder if my conversation with him had just been my imagination.

As my father stabilized and before his six-bypass surgery, I found myself alone in the hospital room with him when he was fairly lucid. I decided to ask whether he remembered anything about where he’d gone after the heart attack. He thought for a moment, then said, “Yeah, I was flying around the Southwest.”


When we set our imaginations free, we can imagine anything. Think of the infinity of possibilities available for our imaginations to choose from. Why do we choose this thing to imagine?


I’ve learned that what pops into my imagination pops into my imagination for a reason. Even what I choose to imagine, what I deliberately pick out of the infinity of options then deliberately direct and rearrange and edit and re-imagine, comes for a reason.

Communication may not always be so direct and clear as the communication with my father happened to be, but what we imagine is not random. You don’t have to believe that. I wouldn’t recommend trying to convince yourself to believe it, arguing with yourself or brainwashing yourself into believing it because I say so it must be true (I am not your authority – you are!). It’s not a matter of faith. Try it. Test it. Play with it. When you begin to do that, you’ll eventually discover that it’s true, and know it through experience. Try priming the pump with your imagination.

About thirty years ago while I was in Spain, I sat at a café with a young man who was very outgoing and therefore intimidating to me because I was shy. I was half paralyzed with nerves when he said to me, “Don’t think, just tell me a word.” I did. He said it again, and I gave him another word. I think we ended up with ten words or so. The words all rather inexplicably had to do with the Pope, blood, guns, and Rome.

About one week later, Pope John Paul II was shot.

Twenty years ago I wrote a novel about a woman recovering from loss and injuries. Friends and family reading it now are blown away (haha) by the many parallels and details that match up with my having been blown up in Iraq. Was the story “just” my imagination?

It may be that “imagined” scenes highlight one issue, idea or theme; they may be revealing of a belief; it may be one symbol that has to be unpacked. Some details may be accurate and others may not be. The imagination may be a dense and rich scene that has to be pondered a bit to find the core. Or the imagined may have pieces of “true” or “real” tarted up within scenes to make them acceptable to our conscious minds.

I’ve played with the reality of imagination for many years, so usually I can tell that this is important and that is junk. I can deliberately create, or I can deliberately read someone else’s creations. I can get one flash and unpack it. I can deliberately set my intention that this is imagination and that is fantasy (i.e. I don’t want this to actually happen to me – I’m just exploring it in a fantasy). Not always, but often enough.

I’ve developed my own language of imagination. I’ve developed little tests of perception that work for me (turning the white robed beings into monsters, for instance, as described in Application of Impossible Things). I’m not unique – you can do this yourself.

As you continue to pay attention to your own imagination, I suspect that you’ll begin to understand the language that you use to communicate with yourself. You’ll learn where to look: through “seeing” or hearing, feeling or sensing. You’ll probably begin to understand symbols, not unlike analyzing dreams. You’ll probably begin to discern what is “true” within imagined scenes and what is overlaid on them by your conscious mind, or what is window dressing to make the information entertaining to your mind. You’ll likely begin to notice little flashes of “imagination” that come to you out of the blue and learn to unpack them.

You don’t have to believe that imagination is real. Test it for yourself if you’re interested. Prove it. Try priming the pump with imagination. Explore.



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PSI Activities for Fun: Affirmations

Back in the dark ages of high school, we were a tight group of friends that met and hung out at church. Although that might imply a pious group, we spent as much time pushing boundaries as we did praying. We played poker in the church office before services (of course for money – what would be the point if no money were involved??), smuggled vodka into overnight retreats, played charades in the choir loft during sermons, and explored our sexuality in the basement classrooms. We believed in God and knew Jesus – we just also believed in ourselves and the joys of exploring the physical world. We loved to laugh.

At some point a new young woman joined our church and became one of our youth counselors, as we called them. The youth counselors watched over us (haha) on retreats, work camps, and canoe trips. They helped us organize bake sales and car washes. They were ostensibly the Youth Pastor’s assistants, although they just as often acted as our allies – buying our liquor, listening to our secrets, kissing us, leading us into temptation …

This new member of our group, whom I’ll call Martha, brought with her a child-like enthusiasm for life. She was passionate and intense. Somewhere along the line she’d learned and experimented with affirmations, and immediately set out to teach us what she knew.

We first learned a rote set of affirmations:

God loves me, therefore I love myself.

I see God in everyone, therefore … hm. I’ll remember these in the middle of the night tonight, I’m sure …

We decided that if this worked, we should be able to manifest things in the physical world, not just in our hearts and minds. We set out to prove the premise. Three of us got together one day and batted around ideas: what should we manifest? We decided that it should be a simple thing, common but not happening often. It should be something that would be obvious to us when it happened.

On Sunday afternoons we all met at a field next to the church to play soccer – the youth counselors, friends of their age, and most of the members of our group. We decided that we would affirm that someone would offer a pack of gum around the group during or after the soccer game. This had never happened, and in fact we didn’t really remember anyone in the soccer gang ever chewing gum at all.

We crafted our affirmation carefully, suspecting that vague words or a fuzzy idea would create a vague or fuzzy outcome. I don’t remember the affirmation as we stated it – thirty five years and a hard knock to the head, who would remember? But I’ll recreate a similar affirmation:

“A person will offer sticks of gum to each person present at the soccer game at (location) on (date).”

 We began the affirmation on a Monday or Tuesday, as I remember. Once a day we each spent five minutes with eyes closed, repeating the affirmation silently to ourselves, and imagining someone handing out sticks of gum.

Sunday rolled around and the soccer game got underway after lunch. Frankly, I was so involved with the game, I had forgotten all about our experiment. The other two affirmers admitted the same thing: none of us were looking for an outcome.

Then Andy pulled a pack of gum out of his pocket and started wandering around offering everyone a piece out of the pack.

I think the three of us probably looked like landed fish, mouths hanging open and blank looks on our faces.

It worked. Our affirmation was affirmed. Which set off further explorations. We played with manifestation and creation, forever changing our expectations and assumptions about reality.

Some of our experiments didn’t work, some worked beautifully, some manifested with unexpected results as we’d left out details or forgot to include repercussions of the manifestation. At the time, I couldn’t figure out why some things worked and others didn’t. I even became wary of creating, as the creations could seem to manifest unexpected consequences.

Over the years I’ve discovered and remembered some reasons for some of those glitches. Probably not all of them, but I’ll pass along what I know:

1. Wording is critical. The energy is literal.

2. Instill the words and intent with emotion. The energy responds to passion.

3. Examine your beliefs: if you affirm money yet believe money is evil or corrupts people, you won’t get the money.

4. Admit your reservations: if you think this won’t work, say “I don’t think this will work, but I’m willing to learn that it does.”

5. The more people affirming it, the more likely it is to manifest. When energy focus is joined with others, the power of the energy is exponential.

6. Let go of the outcome. I’ll say that again: Let go of the outcome.

Try it for yourself … give yourself permission to create miracles.



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Remote Viewing for Flexibility


A few weeks ago I got back to remote viewing (RV) targets generated at The first few times that I tried remote viewing (a few years ago), I had spectacular results. This is no longer the case. My hit rate has plummeted.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with RV, I would suggest visiting the Ten Thousand Roads website at I’d give you a description, but I’m frankly too lazy. The Ten Thousand Roads website does a far better job of it than I would.

A spectacular start and miserable continuation is not unusual in RV. After the first couple “good hits” on targets, I often found myself becoming more goal-oriented than was necessary or useful. As soon as I want a “good” outcome, silent openness is replaced with need, and need puts my mind on a spinning hamster wheel of expectation and second-guessing. That’s the time to go do the dishes, take a walk, take a nap. Let it go and come back later. Letting go of the outcome is absolutely essential to accurate RV.

I also found that my hit rate took a nose dive because I was often unable to hold onto information that I did receive. Although at times I received far more information than I had when I first began doing RV, the information came in such a brief and intense flash that I couldn’t decipher it. The same sort of flash, or complete rote, often happens when I read people, animals or places. I’m accustomed to receiving the flash in that context. I’ve become adept at holding it lightly, picking through it for the information that the client wants me to address. That flash of information has a natural center or aim in the emotion of the client. It occurs to me that I use emotion as a beacon or guide, as energy often lights up or comes to me more intently and clearly when it is charged with emotion.

The RV targets don’t carry emotion in the same way. The emotional content is almost always simply what I might bring to it when finally viewing the target. (Not always – there are at times targets such as battlefields, WWII concentration camps, and similar places that are steeped in their own emotional energies). It’s not impossible to read something lacking in emotional starting points – or “tags” as I call them – it simply requires a reorganization of attention.   

Finally, only now do I understand that when I read people, animals, and specific buildings or properties, the identification of the object of my attention – the client – gives me a head start. It tells me which band width to tune into, which radio station to roll the dial toward. In an RV reading, the band width needs to be broadened considerably because the target could be anything in the physical world. I have to back up, learn to sit outside the whole radio, perusing the channels, sensing where the thing that I seek lies.

While I’m not hitting much, then, I am slowly learning about my habits of perception. And as I learn about my habits, I’m able break them down and open them up to encompass and invite a broader perceptive experience.

When I was (actively) learning the Spanish language, I would get hung up for days on specific small details that revealed to me how language shapes perception. In Spanish, your body parts are never yours, they’re “the arm” or “the face.” How might that affect how one thinks of their own body? In Spanish, the future tense is always subjunctive – meaning, for those grammatical illiterates in the audience, that the future is always at least just a little bit questionable. How sane and accurate! I envied the Spanish that profound insight made manifest in language.

We each have our own unique concoction of social and cultural programming, life experience, communal memory or past life experiences, and clarity in spirit communication. Our way of perceiving is necessarily informed by these things, but it needn’t be limited by them. Examine assumptions, ponder absolutes, try new things. Stretching can take you to interesting places, and may prepare you for the unimaginable.


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