After training, I keep in touch with students all over the world and I help them by answering questions that arise after the training. I will share one such conversation here. Keep in mind that if you have not done any CRV training, some terminology may not be clear to you.
From Intermediate to Advanced Remote Viewing
Conversations with a Student.
Student: Grrr…I was doing so well, but lately, I can’t seem to get on target. I seem to lose confidence. With the last session, I knew I was on the wrong track! I got some elements correct, but I had to stop the session. I knew it would only lead to nonsense.
Sandra: That’s part of the learning process… learning to get a feel for being on or off target. You recognised it didn’t “feel” the same to a session where you were on target. That’s something nobody can teach you… you can only learn by experiencing it. Learning to recognise those subtle differences is essential. You already know you have the ability… and you know what it feels like to be on target… after practice, you will have a “knowing” of when you are in that zone.
So, don’t be too hard on yourself! It will come and it will stabilise. That’s why you keep hearing… practice, practice, practice! However, it’s not practising for the sake of practising… it’s practice with attention. It is good that you start to “recognise” when you are drifting off target!
Student: It is like a sort of thinking that goes on BEHIND you.
Sandra: That is not thinking, it is awareness. Your consciousness is becoming aware of a feeling of connection or not. You can now start to give your session a “confidence factor score”, how confident are you on a scale of 1 to 10 that you have actually described the target? (0 = I’m sure this is NOT the target and 10 = I’m absolutely sure this is the target) You should do this after the session and before the feedback of course.
This is “Advanced” Training! The reason why the confidence factor is not used in the beginning is that you have no means of recognising these subtle differences yet! This comes only with experience. Asking a beginner or intermediate Remote Viewer for a confidence factor makes no sense and it may even do damage to their confidence. It’s about scoring your perception of the quality of contact with the target, not of your own insecurities!
Student: Does that mean you are doing a session, perceiving the target and, an introspection at the same time?
Sandra: In a sense, yes! You are on the right track. However, it is not introspection as in “thinking”, it is about observing the quality of your perceptions as well as your perceptions. So, focus on the feelings. Thinking is limited but sense perception is very expansive. It becomes a “just knowing”, which is the hardest part to explain because it surpasses all words and logical thinking. (Eg. “I just KNOW this doesn’t feel right!”)
Student: It’s almost like a Zen-state, whereby you do not give a damn about what the target is and, you can also apply this is in daily life!
Sandra: Yes, indeed! It is the path to enlightenment. Let me tell you a story: “A Zen Master was getting really old and asked his disciples who have been coming there for decades… do you want to know my secret?” They have been coming for so long to learn the secret! So, of course, they said: “Yes, Master!” The old man said: “Here it is…” “I don’t mind what happens.”
If you don’t mind what happens… your mind is at peace and you can truly sense (and observe) without judgement and out of that… comes a flow of right action. This also happens to be the secret of excellent Remote Viewing Sessions.
Another term for Right Action is unconscious competence, which means that no thinking is involved in the process.
Student: It is like the right way is inscribed already in you. You just have to get the courage to let it flow.
Sandra: Yes. Your “universal autopilot” will take over. All you need to do is observe.
Student: Yes, I felt it. I called it riding a wave of synchronicity. I cannot even fathom what that means completely!
Sandra: It’s why beginning Remote Viewers are so good! They don’t know what to think…so they just DO! You’ll see a dip in performance when they “think they know” what to do.
Student: I know that graph! (Referring to the learning curve).
Sandra: That’s when they start overthinking and insecurity sets in.
Student: I had that!
Sandra: That’s a phase we all go through! That’s why true seasoned Zen Buddhist monks are highly psychic and some can perform amazing feats.
Student: I bet. But they don’t give a damn about powers.
Sandra: Exactly! Because they have learned to let go of their thinking mind or their “Monkey-Mind” chattering. Their mind is at peace.
Student: Through Zen, we are always fresh. Like the mind of a child.
Sandra: Yes, that’s why you always move forward through a session and don’t look back at your previous pages. I turn them upside down on the table, so I cannot look at them. All you perceive is fresh and new even if it repeats itself.
Student: I wanted to ask you: “When you put your pen on the ideogram, do you ask yourself what textures, tastes and smells etcetera or do you simply just feel stuff? How do you do it?
Sandra: In the very beginning I had a descriptor list and asked for each category “What am I perceiving here?” Now I just let it flow…. I even get S4 data in S2. I can spend an entire session in S2 and S3 and get all the data needed.
Student: That’s interesting! There are still quite a few descriptor words I am not familiar with, so I have downloaded a list and I am learning them, but sometimes I have trouble getting all my perceptions on paper.
Sandra: I was a natural psychic when I started learning Remote Viewing and thought it was nonsense and just too much trouble going through all this rigmarole at first, but I could see there was a purpose for it… so I stuck with it (kicking and screaming at times)! 😆
Student: Yes, sometimes it feels like a shoe that doesn’t fit. I know I am back to basics again, A, B, C etc. but can you describe to me what you do when you put your pen on the ideogram again?
Sandra: The ideogram is just a tool to get the perceptions flowing. All the information is there in condensed form. I sometimes don’t even probe the ideogram when the information starts flowing… but if the data doesn’t flow… and I feel stuck… I go back to probing the ideogram.
Student: So you don’t have to probe the ideogram?
Sandra: Probing the ideogram is preferred because that is how you learn to sense and connect with the target. (It is there for good reason!) Especially if you’re a beginner or intermediate Remote Viewer! The motion and the probing can give you the connection kinaesthetically, but the ideogram came from your body’s response to the target… the information is already in your nervous system. So you have already downloaded all the information… it’s inside you and the ideograms are just tools to get that information processed. It’s like sketching from a photo or from memory. The ideogram is the snapshot… but if you have trained your memory or have a photographic memory, you no longer need the snapshot in front of you.
Student: So textures come through as visuals to you?
Sandra: I’m experiencing a mixture… some things I actually see or feel (especially if bilocation happens) some things I know… but I would not say on an intellectual level… it’s a different “knowing”. To me, I experience a Remote Viewing session like in a dream state, almost like “daydreaming”. I know I’m physically here but I lose the sense of space and time when I’m in that state… momentarily I am “there “ and it comes and goes. Like waves between here and there.
Student: That’s almost poetic but true.
Sandra: Well sometimes Remote Viewing is like a mini holiday 😊. Destination…unknown!