Simple Exercises for you and your children to develop intuitive and psi abilities
The first time I read Robert A. Heinlein's, Stranger in a Strange Land, there was a lot I didn't quite "grok"; yet something in me whispered, "This is not science fiction".
Heinlein's main character, Valentine Michael Smith, is the son of the first astronauts who explore Mars. Smith is an orphaned human raised in Martian culture who learns how to have full control over his mind and body. Through circumstances, the protagonist finds himself on Earth. He is attacked by US government agents and in self defense sends the agents into a fourth dimension. During the course of the novel he continues to demonstrate psychic abilities, superhuman intelligence and psychokinetic abilities. While reading, I continuously thought this is do-able and wondered how can we learn to do this?
Over the years I have developed a strong belief that we humans once knew how to do this and lost the ability through some sort of "dark age" in our psychic development. I started to look at how we are taught to speak, walk, how and what to eat and came to the belief that our way distant ancestors actually knew how to and used their intuitive, telepathic and telekinetic abilities.
While studying art history in college, I was fascinated that Contrapposto (a term in visual arts which describes a human figure standing with most of its weight on one foot so that its shoulders and arms twist off-axis from the hips and legs, giving the figure a natural appearance) had been used since the beginning of classical western sculpture was lost during the dark ages only to be rediscovered during the Italian Renaissance.
So naturally, when I first read Masters of the Far East , I believed this was non-fiction and human beings, once had the Christ like abilities to walk on water, instantly heal the wounded, access others thoughts, the way we imagine we could and would in science fiction genres.
Only, could it be, that like Contrapposto, our intuitive abilities are currently in the Dark Ages and that our natural, innate, biological abilities to use this part of the brain, are being rediscovered now during the time of our newly emerging consciousness?
For the past eleven years I have been working with children between the ages of 3 to 14 to safely explore, develop and train them in developing and enhancing their natural intuitive and psychic abilities.
In 2007, I began my first practical hands on training program with a group of 12 to 14 year old children. This first program was designed to last three months with the students meeting once a week for two hours. By the end of the first program, the twenty students in the program were confident in their abilities to be highly intuitive and were also very effective creators of their own futures.
Developing Intuitive Abilities
So how can you train yourself and your child to access and develop his/her own intuitive abilities?
A few simple steps will be outlined here that will enable you and your family to have some fun results while finding this experience richly rewarding. To begin with, it all starts with a conversation and an attitude or belief.
Step One: Create The Attitude of Belief and Expectancy that you and you child can do this naturally and easily.
Firstly, it helps to know that children are naturally in the alpha or theta brain wave state or even a heavily mixed combination of both. Research has shown that human beings are more receptive to information delivered on a subconscious level in alpha and theta and with children having the natural propensity to spend most of their time in these two states it becomes extremely easy, fun and effortless to teach youngsters to perform, what appear to be difficult tasks for the adult, who spends most of his/her time in the beta brainwave state.
Step Two: Getting into Action
Have your child sit criss-cross applesauce with their fingers in the Zoot position. Criss-cross applesauce is an endearing name for the traditional Easy Yoga Pose or Sukhasana Pose. "Zoot" (pronounced zewt) with the tips of the thumb, index and middle finger , touching each other and then hands resting gently on their knees.
Then have your child take a pair of blinders and place it over their eyes. Now, it is your opportunity to safely guide them through a meditation practice. I like to teach breathing and how to run energy through your body. Click here to link to a short guided meditation.
At this point, you can have meditative music in the background. Make sure that your music is in alignment with the alpha or theta brain frequency.
Now it's time to begin the breathing technique. Have the children breath in deeply and exhale. During the exhalation I like to have them focus on being grateful (make sure they have an age appropriate definition for the word that is not attached to any judgements or morality). During the inhalation I have them focus on accepting the breath of life and all the wonderful things about themselves and others. I have them accept all the love they can hold on the inhalation.
After a few deep breaths it is time to run the energy through their bodies. This is a guided exercise. Tell the child to see the white light energy run up his/her left leg, traveling up through the body to the arms, the fingers, and back up to the shoulders, around and in the head, traveling down on the right side through the shoulders, the arms, the fingers and back again down the hips, legs and feet.
You can have them do the energy run at least three times. The focus here is on breathing, being in alpha or theta, and running energy throughout their body.
Step three is the Process
One exercise I enjoy is having the children know they are going on a journey in their minds.
A small group that I worked with over a period of a few months practiced remote viewing skills, telepathy and telekinesis. These children attended an alternative private school and included these practices in their morning Mindfulness Program, in which the children learned Yoga breathing and how to become present and identify and work with the voice in their head.
It is best to begin with a simple exercise that will guarantee success. Have your child sit yoga style, with his/her fingers in the zoot position with blinders covering their eyes. Do the breathing exercise described above and have your child focus on his / her breathing and nothing else. Now, releasing all expectations of a desired outcome, tell you child that you are thinking of a color. Make it simple. Have the child know that you will be thinking of one of three colors; red, black or blue. Tell your child to see the color that you are thinking of in his/ her "mind's eye". Have them take off their blinders and mark the color they saw on a sheet of paper.
Two things are crucial here. You, the sender, must also be focusing solely on the color that you are sending and you must be able to clearly see this color in YOUR mind's eye. Your mind must be clear of all distracting thoughts and your focus is only on the color you are "sending". Your child , the receiver , needs to know that a color will "pop" into his/her mind immediately. It is most always the first color that will appear. Our left brain immediately has something to say about invalidating our first choice. Go with your first choice. Your child will also learn to strengthen and trust his/her intuition through this process.
Developing the Process
It is advisable to use simple items for the viewer to send. Colors are best for the younger children whom I will call " receivers". Have children remove their blinders long enough to choose a color marker they "saw" in their mind's eye and mark the paper immediately.
It has been my personal experience to save sharing the results until the activity is completed. It becomes very easy for a young child to want to "get it right". This is another area of concern that becomes important, namely interference from the identity.
For the most part, if the sender keeps the activity simple and direct with avoidance of rewarding correct answers, intuition and psychic abilities will develop at an accelerated pace
Also worth looking into and developing are meditation practices for guided and creative visualization . There are numerous available. For best results a short practice daily or a minimum of 4 to 5 times a week is optimal.
As your child develops his/her ability you can add shapes, such as squares, circles, triangles, etc. ( keeping it as simple as possible for the first few months) numbers, and a deck of playing cards, for the older child. After a few months of dedicated practice, you can move on to sending and receiving scenes and objects
The idea is to keep these activities varied, fun and simple. As your child develops his/her intuition, there is a rich reward and an access to realms of possibility still unavailable to most of us.
For additional practice, please check out our website at: www.psi-kids.com and practice the remote view weekly, posted each Wed. at noon pst.
Also, an additional and enjoyable treat is my illustrated children’s book, Annabelle and the Domino, inspired by a true account of a young girl who learned to use more of her mind in a special manner. The book is available on our website or at amazon.
Please drop us an email if you are interested in a workshop in your area.
Lastly, we would love to hear back from you and hear your experiences and stories!
Have an awesome week!
The Psi-Kids Team