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I want to wrap this series up with an invitation for everyone to do their own experiment.
Try this: Contact an actual spirit. An Enochian angel, for example, or something else you’re quite confident is an actual, external, intelligent spirit.
If you don’t work with spirits, you can use psychic intuitions should work, too. Really, any external source of information will do. The point is, you’re receiving the information from an external source, rather than thinking the thoughts yourself.
Now, as you’re receiving the message, try to change what you’re thinking about, or pause your thoughts, or generally take charge of the incoming message. I find that it’s rather difficult, that the message tends to keep going on its own, regardless of how I try to direct it, in a way that it doesn’t when I’m just thinking my own thoughts. Try this a few times until you see what I’m talking about.
Now, go talk to a tree. If you’ve never done that before, just walk up to a tree, touch it, feel its energy, and ask it a question. “How are you today, tree?” or “Are you worried about global warming?” or “What should I work on to grow spiritually?” or anything else. The question isn’t important, and you can ask it in your head out loud, but ask it in earnest, like you really want to know.
Listen for the answer. Again, do this a few times, until you can comfortably ask the question and hear for the answer without trying too hard.
Now, the test: As you’re hearing the answer, try directing the thoughts. Pause them. Change the message. Mess with it.
For me, changing the tree-based message is easy. Roughly as easy as changing my own thoughts. Which tells me that, most likely, the message is simply my own thoughts, rather than an external source of information.
But the point isn’t how it feels for me. The point is how it feels for you. So go outside (it’s good for you), try it, and leave a comment letting us know how both the spirit and the tree’s messages felt. (If you post it on your own blog, feel free to leave a link.)
I did a bunch of tests before writing the first post, and the one I walked you through in this post is the least reliable of them. But it’s the only one you can do easily without special training, so it’s the best one for trying it yourself. But here are the other tests I did:
- Checked for any complex magickal structures like a thinking mind or mental muscles, which are how spirits think without a brain.
- Looked at the connection I had with the tree for any complex activity beyond delivering a single energy signature. (Messages are a set of complex energy signatures, one for each area of the mind involved in thinking that c
Other posts in this series:
- How Energy is like LSD (May 9, 2012)
- Discuss Terrence McKenna (May 10, 2012)
- I Trust Experiences, Not Explanations (May 10, 2012)
- Talking with Trees: Try it Yourself (May 11, 2012)