Originally Posted by MiBeloved
I read your post and Erin's blog entry.
If all else fails, then try calibrating your psychic abilities by practicing meditation. Taking detailed notes in a journal and observe the variation and coordination of your interpretations of your psychic sensing.
Unless your psychic tool of perception is 100% pure, it will give inaccurate readings or interpretations but if you know the degree of its variation, then you can factor that in.
There is also the mental process of filtration which occurs automatically and which might prejudice a pure perception, such that when you see it or perceive it, your interpretation of it is off.
A gross example might show this.
Let's say that I saw an accident. I saw a driver swerve his steering wheel causing his vehicle to ride up a curb and smash into a child. The child dies. I am then called to court as a witness.
When cross-examined, I state what I saw but somehow I convey the impression to the jury that the driver deliberately swerved the steering wheel.
The driver is then found guilty of manslaughter and sent to prison, since the child died.
All through the trial, the driver testified that it just happened and that he could not help himself even though he had no deliberate intention of killing the child or mounting the curb.
Some months after the driver was found in his cell in a seizure. After he was hospitalized it was determined that a nerve in his neck caused the seizure and a doctor vouched that this same nerve must have triggered the swerving action in his arms during the accident.
The point here is that even if you actually perceive something psychically, still your mind might interpret that incorrectly. So then you might mislead yourself and/or someone else.
So if you are patient and keep a record of your psychic perceptions and interpretations, then you would develop a way of calibrating your ability and even if it is not 100% correct, at least you would be able to figure in its degree of inaccuracy.
Sometimes in psychic perception one sees only the surface level and even if one sees that clearly, one's interpretation of it would be off since one does not see the underlying motive. At other times one might see the deeper level but since one does not see the surface level, one cannot really know how the factor will play out since in some people a yes on the deeper level is a no on the surface level and visa verse.
So that is another factor, learning how to see on both levels. Everything has to be translated into a cultural medium for it to make sense in the social setting. So no matter what the deeper level is, the surface level of social interactions is what will count in the end.
Hey Mibeloved, thanks for taking the time to write.
Interesting what you say, and I'll keep it in mind. Keeping track of my psychic perceptions and then whether they were correct or not does make sense and to some extent I've been doing it, though journalling might be a step up, so thanks for mentioning the idea.
I'm aware that sometimes the mind can mispercieve an accurate perception. They send me images and I often have no clue what to do with them