A key topic in this study of the paranormal, is the study of extra sensory perception. Extrasensory perception is usually defined as perception that goes beyond our usual ideas of what perception should be. That is perception that seems to be beyond our regular five senses.
Many wonder if extrasensory perception exists, and there have been many studies, both scientific and otherwise, to try and prove the existence of extrasensory perception. There have been many studies for example to see if we humans can perceive the future. Certainly the ability to see the future and predict future events could definitely be called an extrasensory perception.
Unfortunately the work that has been done in this area, tends to usually use clinical experimentation that goes completely against the subjective experience that is responsible for this kind of extrasensory awareness. The mind cannot be reined within clinical laboratory conditions, and any attempt to pin it down tends to negate the mind’s natural free flowing nature. Most of the studies done into extrasensory perception tend to rely on statistical evidence which means that thousands upon thousands of tests must be run, all in the same way and all within a certain timeframe.
These statistical studies put the subjects that participate in them through long and very boring tasks. The mind quickly shuts down under such rigorous and repetitive work. Studying extrasensory perception in this way can only lead to eventual failure, or results that are very unimpressive.
Extrasensory perception, more specifically the ability to see the future, relies on a free-flowing mind. In order to break the seal of time, that is break free of the belief structures and egoistic patterns that tend to censor the data that we are aware of consciously, we need to allow our minds to go into a free-flowing state. The best possible scenario would actually be to record our dreams and see how they relate to future events within our lives, because it is within dreams that the mind is most free and the ego is not censoring information that does not seem to fit within its ideas of space and time. Yet very little work has been done into the correlation between dream images and future events which I suppose is a completely reasonable approach by the scientific establishment since they do consider the perception of future events to be natural or possible.
As an individual, since you might not be bound by the conventions of orthodox scientific belief, there are ways that you can explore your own extrasensory abilities; your own ability to foretell the future quite naturally. Here’s an exercise that you might want to try when you have some time:
- place a pad of writing paper and a pen beside your bed before you go to sleep.
- When you wake up in the morning, try and recall as much of your dreams as possible and write as much as you remember of dreams. It is important to do this right after you wake up in the morning; dreams are easily forgotten so you must make sure that you write what you remember about your dreams right after you wake up in the morning.
- Also write down the first five things that pop into your head when you wake up in the morning. As we wake up in the morning from a long night of sleep, our minds are in a pleasant free flow state for a while and as a result are far more open to random thoughts that we usually tend to censor in a more wakeful state. Write down these random thoughts, whatever they might be. For example you could write down carrot or the color blue, you might also have a certain feeling such as apprehension or the desire to see an old friend. Whatever it is that pops into your head, write it down. Make a list of about 5 to 10 things, the first 5 to 10 things that pop into your head first thing in the morning.
- Take this list with you as you make your way through your typical day. Read over that list and also read over any dream event that you might have written down. Pay particular notice of anything that happens during your day that relates directly to your list or to your dream events. See if there’s any correlation at all between those things on your writing pad and those things you experience during your day.
- Do this for a exercise for a week and see what happens. If you had a desire to see an old friend, did you actually run into that old friend during your day? Did something in your dream event have any relation, even symbolically, to something that has happened to you during your day? Did something on yesterday’s list happen today?
I think that if you do this exercise on a consistent basis, you’ll be quite amazed by the results that you get. While an exercise like this can be very difficult to replicate using strict laboratory conditions, it can nevertheless be an incredibly powerful exercise that any individual can try. Done on a consistent basis, you will find that there is a certain pattern to your dream symbology; that is you will begin to find definite patterns between certain things that you see and feel within your subjective state and things that you experience objectively.
Try this exercise, I think you will be surprised at the results to get.