How to Develop Your ESP: Reading Objects
ESP, or extra-sensory perception, is a well known phenomenon. We have all heard the stories of people who can touch an object and tell you something about its owner. We know that some people are able to reach out to others via unknown channels, such as when they concentrate on someone they haven't heard of in years, and that person suddenly calls them. There are even people who claim to be able to move objects with their minds, a phenomena known as tele-kinesis. Most people assume these are "gifts" that you either have or don't have. Few realize that, in fact, most people have some ESP ability, and it is something that can be improved and developed! Here are some exercises you can do to begin to build your extra-sensory perception, or ESP, in the area of reading objects.
If you want to one day be able to touch and object and tell something about its owner, this is a good exercise to do to begin sharpening your ability.
The Cards Practice Method
Take an ordinary deck of cards... make sure it is a full deck! The first thing you're going to do is quite simple. With the deck face down on the table, lift one card and place it, still face down, on the table. Hover your hand over it. Now, your task this first time is just to tell if it is a red card or a black card, without looking at it. Your odds are 50/50 for any given card, so your goal with this practice is to raise that percentage as you get better at distinguishing the colors from one another. Close your eyes and concentrate on the card. Take it in the palm of your hand. Lay your other hand gently on top of the card. Notice how it feels to hold it, what thoughts go through your mind as you hold it, what your mood or feeling is when you hold it; whether it feels warm or cold, heavy or light. Make a guess and flip the card over. If you were correct, put it in the "correct" pile to your right and go to the next card. If you were wrong, place the card in the "wrong" pile to your left.
Repeat this process through the entire deck of cards (52 cards). You will begin to notice, if you're really concentrating, that the red cards "feel" slightly different in some way than the black ones. Everyone is unique in how this difference is experienced. Some report that the red cards feel warmer than the black, others say that black cards are slightly heavier. Some people get a certain emotional charge from one color that they don't from the other. You might even notice the top of the card feeling smoother with one particular color. Still other people close their eyes and are able to "see" the correct color. Whatever it is, try to recognize it in every card that you pick up. If you do this a few times, you'll notice rather quickly that you are getting more than 50% correct, meaning you are beating the natural odds. If you keep doing it, you'll soon be getting an even higher percentage, perhaps 75 or 80 percent.
When you are pretty good at this phase, go on to the next. In the second phase, you take out all the face cards, using only number cards. This time you're going to try to "feel" the suit. The same principal applies to each phase of this exercise. You try to develop a certain "feel" for each suit as you go along. You'll be getting your feel for the color, so that will narrow it down to two choices. From there, you pay attention to the different experience of holding each suit. Continue to place cards in different piles so that you can measure your progress. You will be surprised at how quickly you can increase your "correct" pile!
Next step is to begin guessing numbers. If you're doing well, you can go ahead and predict suit and number. If you're struggling to make progress, try predicting just the numbers. Some people have a knack for predicting the numbers, for some reason. If you find you're good at this, you can perfect the suit later. Leave the face cards out, because many people seem to get confused by the face cards for reasons that are not known. Add those back in, once you have the numbers pretty well down pat.
If you go through a deck of cards twice a day for at least 5 days a week, you will see your "correct" piles growing larger quite quickly. The more you practice, the better your skill will get. This perception from touching an object exercise is a good practice for being able to get much more information from a random object, as you master the cards.
When you are ready to move on to objects, have two friends each place an object that belongs to them on a table while your back is turned. These should be ordinary objects, not easily tied to either person. For example, a hair clip wouldn't be good if only one of the two friends wears hair clips! Objects like a pen, a toothbrush, or a knick knack (that you've not seen before, of course) that is special to them are all good choices. [HINT: do not use coins! You may get "information" from anyone who may have recently had the coin in their possession.]
Your job is simply to tell which object belongs to which friend. First let your hand hover over each object, as you did with the cards. Do you get any feeling from it? Then pick one object up and hold it. Close your eyes. Do you "see" anything? Does the object have a "mood" to it, such as light and airy like your care-free friend, or serious and down-to -earth like your studious friend? Take your time and gather as much extra-sensory information as you can from each object. Go back and forth between them to notice the differences. Then tell your friends which object belongs to whom.
If you're wrong, don't give up! Ask friends and family to give you things that belong to them mixed up in a zip lock bag with their two names written on the bag. (Best to have several objects from each of just two people in each bag to start with) Then practice, practice, practice! If you're not getting better, go back to the cards exercises for a while. Eventually, if you do this REGULARLY, as often as you can, you will see improvement in your ability to tell who an object belongs to.
The next step is the final one. You ask a friend to give you an object that belongs to someone they know, preferably someone who you do not know. This time you are going to have to put into words what it is that you "get" from the object. This is the hardest part, because you have to learn to translate feelings and thoughts that can seem random into words. It will take a while to be able to discern which impressions you are getting are most likely to be related to the person who owns the object. If you find you are unable to do this at all, go back to working with objects that belong to friends. As you go over each of the two objects, talk aloud to yourself or your friend as to what you are sensing. Get used to the vibrations that you are most likely to pick up from the object. Maybe you are someone who gets an image when you close your eyes. Maybe you get a feeling about the nature of the person who owns it, such as is this a nervous person, mean person, generous person? Or, you might be someone who "feels" a name or the name of a street or place when you hold an object.
There are many possible ways you, as an individual, might receive extra-sensory information from an object. Your job in all these exercises is to learn what works for you. And that takes practice. Remember, if you're feeling unsuccessful, go back to your cards for a while. As with anything else, the more you do it, the better you will get. If you go for a few weeks without trying it, you'll notice you are not as sharp.
Some people are able to gain information about a person's sex, age, name, home, personality, career, even their current location or emotional state just from feeling an object that belongs to them. You can too, with dedication and practice! Stay tuned for further articles on how to sharpen additional ESP skills! And.... keep practicing!
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© Katharine L. Sparrow
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