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How to Develop Your ESP: Reading Objects

Updated on March 9, 2016
by Luke Davison
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Extra-sensory Perception

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.


Using Objects

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 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank-you aerospacefan! There will be more hubs on improving your ESP coming in the next few months!

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      John M 3 years ago from Chicago

      Interesting hub with some useful information on ESP. You know your stuff!

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      QUOTE: "We have all heard the stories of people who can touch an object and tell you something about its owner. "

      Yes, I have seen that being done too, but only once. And I thought it was simply amazing. I didn't know it is very common. We had a temple medium to come to our factory because the operators were seeing ghosts at night. This medium came to the office to look at the feng shui. There was one staff who was out, and the medium described the character of this stuff very accurately, while holding onto his empty chair.

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      Katharine L Sparrow 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Good luck, Angela! Just stick with it, and you'll see improvement.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I am so going to try this!!!

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Interesting hub. I certainly believe one has the ability to tap into their subconscious mind. I've always had a heightened level of awareness and have always believed it can stretch more. It's like having a third eye. The answers to so many questions lay inside of us, we just have to know how and where to look. Thanks for your hub.

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      Katharine L Sparrow 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Great idea, perspycacious! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Also try this simple one: someone looks at a coin and concentrates on whether they are looking at a "heads" or a "tails" and you read their mind and identify which they are seeing. It is still a 50/50 but good mental telepathists can do much better.

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      Ibis Suau 5 years ago from Florida

      Excellent hub, In my family we always had some type of psychic ability. Mine is premonitory dreams, but after reading this hub, I will try to expand those abilities. You are right. Everything around us vibrates, including us. We can learn how to read and interpret those unique patterns. Thanks so much, I am going to give it a try.

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I've been psychic most of my life as far as communicating with certain relatives, "knowing" things will happen before they do or where a missing item can be found. That sort of thing. I've never had an interest in reading objects other than a natural ability to get "good" or "bad" vibes off of one, but curiosity makes me want to try this. Thanks for sharing!

      Voted up and awesome! ;D

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is pretty interesting. I am curious and will probably try it soon enough.

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      Karthik Kashyap 5 years ago from India

      Nice hub :) I know I have psychic abilities and I have seen evidence. At certain point, I was quite good at the playing cards experiment. I was good at reading cards without seeing it and I used to succeed almost 6-7 out of 10 times. I could also predict quite accurately who would win the card game (and yes, people around me used to get freaked out at times) I also had practised telepathy to a certain extent. But that was a long time ago. I used to practise a specific kind of yoga called Sahaja Yoga which has the potential to build our ESP powers.

      The secret to develop ESP is to tap our subconscious mind which is far more powerful than our conscious mind. It is said that the subconscious mind can be trained to resonate with the frequency of the universe and when that level is reached, we automatically start developing our ESP abilities. Just thought of sharing :) Voted up..