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 http://www.rvtargets.com/account/login.php. 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.