Automatic writing or drawing is the act of putting pen to paper and automatically and spontaneously producing writings or drawings without forethought or prior knowledge of what to write or draw. Automatic writing is used as a tool for therapists, writers and psychics.
As a therapeutic modality, psychologists and psychotherapists use it to help patients tap into their subconscious mind and thoughts. This gives the patient and therapist a better understanding of what may be repressed and what is going on in the subconscious mind. To accomplish this, some therapists have used hypnosis to relax their patients into a trance-like state so that the conscious mind chatter does not get in the way of the writing or drawing.
Automatic writing is also an excellent tool to help writer’s suffering from “writer’s block.” It helps hone in writing skills and sparks creative ideas in the conscious mind. Practicing this technique opens up and unblocks the writer’s abilities and talents.
During the time of the Spiritualist movement in the mid-1800s, automatic writing was accepted as a way for psychics and even ordinary people to connect with the spirit world. It is also known as “spirit” or “trance” writing and it continues to be a widely used divination today. Many people practicing this divination claim that as the spirit or entity sends messages through them, it feels as though the spirit is moving the arm and hand over the paper.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Although you are probably more used to a computer for writing these days, it is best to use pen and paper due to the fact that they give you the ability to draw images or symbols.
Find a quiet place and a comfortable chair and table. Clear your mind of the unwanted chatter, as it can be distracting and block the flow. It is a good idea to meditate as a calming exercise. (If you are using it as a divination tool, keep in mind that when connecting with the spirit world, there are some people who have channeled negative energies or spirits. Ask for protection from a higher power before you begin. Call on any spirits that might be near you or around you. Give the spirit permission to channel through your writing or drawing.) Do not allow your mind to filter out anything that is coming through. Just allow messages to flow, even if you don’t know quite where they fit in. When you have completed the writing or drawing, contemplate on what messages you received. Put away your pen or computer until your next session.
No matter for what purpose your use of automatic writing or drawing is intended, don’t get discouraged if it seems not to make sense right away. Over time and with patience and practice, it will start to flow and you will begin to reap its benefits.
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Individuals who have the ability to communicate with animals seem to be more commonplace today. Whether these people are called pet psychics, animal whisperers or animal communicators, they have one thing in common. They all use intuition, empathy and telepathy to receive information beyond the bark, growl, purr or hiss. In fact, there is much more to even a horse’s neighing or a sheep’s baa.
When “embarking” (excuse the pun) on this journey of understanding what the animals have to tell you, first look at what you already know. Most pets and animals are creatures of habit. If you give them a set time of day for walking, feeding or playing, most animals will be quite attentive or excited when these times are approaching. Pets understand their own internal clocks and follow the similar cycles that humans do.
So what can animals really tell you? Most animals and pets are concerned with three things — the here and now, the past and the immediate future. They communicate these concerns either physically or through telepathy. Telepathy, a form of extrasensory perception (ESP), is the direct communication between two living beings on a level that is void of written or verbal communication or the use of the five senses. One being is considered the “sender” or “transmitter,” and the other is the “receiver.” Telepathy can occur between animals, between humans, and between animals and humans on three levels:
1. Physical – sensations of hunger, pain or illness occurring spontaneously.
2. Mental – communication and visualization occurring without language.
3. Emotional – feeling different levels of depression, excitement or fear, without explanation.
Telepathic information is usually received through imagery or visualization. During pet communication, visualization techniques will be most important. This type of communication will take patience and practice.
Many people who own pets seem to possess some form of knowing what their pets want or are possibly thinking. How many times have you reassured your pets that you will be returning, just as you are about to leave the house? Have you ever noticed that when you are not feeling well, your pets stay close to you while recuperating?
Pets and animals have so much to tell! They are aware of even the slightest changes. The phrase “out of the mouths of babes” perfectly describes their innocence. Their thoughts are keener than we give them credit for. It’s like when a kindergartener comes home from school and can’t wait to tell you everything that happened that day.
Each animal’s personality is unique. Some are extremely sensitive, while others are very conceited. They are specific about their likes and dislikes. They have great memories and remember many details that we might have forgotten. In fact, they are aware of even the slightest change occurring in their owners or surroundings. They are vigilant protectors. Your pets are bursting to share themselves with you and love you unconditionally. Even if an animal or pet may have had a past that was a bit dark or scary — they truly ARE willing to share that past with you. All you have to do is listen.
LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE
As with any type of telepathic communication, quieting your mind is important. Begin by observing the animal and try to visualize the thoughts that come into your mind. Remember that you need to disregard any imagined thoughts. Animals will communicate using images, motions and short visual stories. You will need to do the same when using your mind to communicate with them.
It is best if you start the communication with your own pet. To do this, lie quietly next to your pet. If it is a dog, start thinking about the leash you use to walk him. Focus on the leash as if you were getting ready to grab it to go for a walk. Keep transmitting that image in your mind. After some time, watch and see if the dog becomes excited — as if he knew he was going to be taken out. You may also want to try this exercise thinking about your pet’s favorite toy. He just might bring the toy to you for some play time. This is a good test to see if the dog is picking up your telepathic message. Be patient, this may take several tries.
Now, keeping in mind that you need to be relaxed and quiet, try to pick up on the dog’s feelings, emotions and images. Again, lie or sit close to your pet on the ground. Let your mind wander away from any wishful images or visions about your pet. See if in you can get a picture in your mind of something the two of you had done together in the past. Also be aware of your own feelings, and observe if any new emotions pop up. This may be the beginning of how to get an impression of what your dog is feeling.
Another good way to test your ability to communicate with animals is to visit someone you know who has perhaps just adopted or rescued a pet. This is key because there are certain facts about the dog’s previous surroundings that you have no prior knowledge of. Ask the owners to let you try out your communication skills and to hold back any information that they have on the dog’s past from you.
Most likely, the pet will greet you with some excitement. He will probably be just as curious about you as you are about him. Let things calm down. Once you feel that you and the pet are ready to communicate, practice the same calming techniques you used with your own pet. See if you are getting images, words or short scenarios in your head. If you don’t get anything right away, avoid playing a guessing game. However, if you feel strongly about the messages you are getting, ask the owners if these things mean anything to them about their pet. If you are accurate about what had previously taken place with their pet, they will be very surprised and you will know that your intuition is working and that you are telepathically communicating. Keep going. You may want to start asking the pet some questions mentally. See what answers you get.
Developing skills with any type of psychic abilities will take practice and grooming. Everyone has his or her own techniques. Find out which ones work for you. After some time, receiving messages and communicating with animals will definitely become quicker and easier.
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