Well, another year AND ANOTHER TRV CONTEST rolls to the finish line. We had twice as many entries this year but the same people came in first and second place! We were amazed as we poured over the entries only to find that if we were to be fair, we had to accept the fact that Kyle and Gene had done it again. Although, this year Joel’s session tied in second place with Gene’s. These three sessions obviously described the target better than the others and Kyle’s session unquestionably took the prize of first place amongst the three. (It’s a good thing he lives far away from Gene!)
The target cue was *The Queen Mother’s Funeral Service at Westminster Abbey / April 9, 2002* This photo was placed in the target file folder (click here to view.) I chose this target because it was a recent historical event that was rich with unique and conflicting data. The target possessed well known figures involved in a paramount ceremony that was decorated with majestic symbology – only to contrast with the idea of death, sadness and mourning. This target presented a real challenge to the remote viewer because the target activity possessed many ‘easy outs’ for imagination to jump to conclusions; that the target was a missing child case, a grand party, a political event or a war. The uniforms and flags at the target site are easily perceived by the remote viewer but if he or she is moving too slowly, imagination has plenty of time to quickly jump in and construct a nice little scene to attach to the flag and uniform data. This is why I am constantly hammering on trainees to SPEED UP!
Well, this is still a young technology and even though we have been teaching TRV for over a decade, there still aren’t that many of us; we tend to flock together. The fact that every single session entered into the contest described an event involving people with strong emotions doesn’t amaze us at all. We expect specifics. If this technology were not valid, we would have a variety of entries of a completely different nature with sketches of mountains or planets, volcanoes or earthquakes. We had none of that. It would be difficult even for a hard core skeptic to believe that dozens of people could have all guessed correctly that the target was an event involving people. We, TRVers become so immersed in our new found capabilities that we forget what it was like before. Now, it s not good enough to just get ‘the event’ in a session, we want intricate specifics.
So, why did the same people place first and second two years in a row? This really should not surprise us because like any other skill, TRV just requires practice. There are no short cuts and nothing can replace the time and effort that a person asserts. I can hear the moaning now, “But why does it take so long? – When will I be good enough to win first or second place?” We are impatient. We want it now. We don t just want to swim; we want to win the Olympics! However, nothing can replace ‘time on target’ and that means, specifically, that after we install the TRV protocols by learning the basics, we must exercise them so that they become autonomic reflexes. We are exercising our PSI muscle and as long as we persevere, it doesn’t matter if we moan and whine while we exercise because that muscle will get stronger and become more defined despite all of our impatience and complaining.
Once we have consciously learned how to move through the TRV structure, we must then integrate it as an unconscious process so that we need not think about “what to do next.” When the TRV structure becomes autonomic, our bodies know what to do. This practice registers as a threat to our intellects because our analytical thinking has been the dominant force for most of our lives. It will not generally give up its post easily. It combats the TRV process. But in the end, what makes us proficient remote viewers is not reacting to the intellect but rather just putting it in its place. This is the reason that we often compare learning remote viewing to learning martial arts. It is because our psi muscle can contribute in consonance and harmony with our other senses. For those of you who have learned and practiced a martial art for any period of time, you know that you excel when the art becomes a non-thinking process.
Our bodies react quickly and in sync with external forces. When we are remote viewing, we are setting forth our sixth sense with an information gathering task. This stimulates our PSI muscle into motion and we allow it to lead the way and respond to its stimuli accordingly. It already knows how to do this; for retrieving psychically derived data has always been its job. But training the sixth sense is like learning to fly an airplane and we have never been in the pilots’ seat on these psi journeys before. We have only experienced random glimpses and fleeting notions. We did not know how to keep our imagination out of the way. In fact, most of the time we couldn’t even tell the difference between our imaginary input and our psychically derived data. TRV teaches us how to discriminate imagination from sixth sense data. We learn how to recognize imagination’s cunning and then we learn how to manage it. Imagination is not bad; it behaves like an eager puppy wanting to please its master. So, be kind to yourself because your imagination is only doing what it has always done so well. However, we must train ourselves to put it in its place so that it will not pollute the TRV data and steer your session off of the target signal line.
We learn Technical Remote Viewing® very much like one would learn to fly an airplane. The instructor takes you up (like I do in the monitored sessions) and you are the co-pilot and then when you have learned how to handle the machinery on your own, the pilot and you switch seats and you fly the airplane while the co-pilot guides. This is a thrilling time because you learn to fly solo and start to feel secure in your new found ability. It’s still novel and exciting. This is generally the time that a new student becomes adventurous and looks for new ways to maneuver the skies. This is the crossroads that determines whether you crash or learn to fly a Concorde. The crashed pilot thinks he has learned enough at this stage and wants to branch out and experiment with quicker better ways. This is a critical juncture where choices are made to either continue learning TRV or to go astray. It is apparent that we cannot find a better way until we have mastered our basic skills. Our contest winner never left the TRV tract. He just kept plodding forward incorporating TRV into his life as a routine. He didn’t think he would win the TRV contest either time. He was just doing another session another day. It sounds blasé but, unfortunately, this is the optimal attitude to develop. To just do the work, follow the system and keep working the targets. It is this investment of time and effort that will develop your potential. With the integration of TRV into your life, you open yourself up to infinite knowledge and the opportunity to expand your possibilities like nothing ever before. Every one who masters this incredible skill is a winner. It takes dedication and hard work but the payoff is a life rich with new knowledge and insight that will change the world forever.
I congratulate this year’s contest winner and hope to see many new TRVers this year develop their potential and take up the challenge.