Overlay ... Missing Out On What Truly Is!
by: Edward B. Toupin
Some time ago, I successfully
completed a remote viewing course here in Nevada. Not only was I quite amazed
at the technology, but also that I had the ability to remote view as I did
manage to hit nine targets out of nine. But, the most interesting thing I
found, about myself, is that I've been missing out on a lot in my life. This is
not a whining article outlining regrets, but an actualization of the things
that we, as human beings, have blocked out of our lives because they seem to be
'trivial' to our personal missions in life. I noticed that these 'silly
trivialities' are the things that can turn an unbalanced life of black and
white into a colorful maze of new and positive journeys.
--- What is remote viewing? ---
Remote viewing, or RV, is the
process that an individual uses to acquire information about a target (i.e.,
person, place, thing, or event) that is physically distant in time or space. In
all cases, the information collected during an RV session is not accessible to
the individual through any means currently known to science. RV is not
'psychic', but it is a specific process performed within an approved 'protocol'
to validate the data being acquired. As a quick note, visit http://remoteviewing.netfirms.com, for additional information
on remote viewing.
In RV, you don't necessarily go
into a trance, jiggle beads, or anything of that nature. Some RVers listen to
rock-n-roll before performing their sessions and others might meditate in
quiet. The entire process requires that you simply focus on a particular target
and accept the information as it comes to you. The information is acquired
according to a set of rules, or the protocol, which provides a basis for
validating the information acquired. The trick is in pushing the conscious mind
out of the way to keep it from filling your session with logical
representations of the data you acquire, also known as 'analytic overlays'.
--- What about this analytic
When we get a great idea or come
across something in our lives that is out of the ordinary, we tend to analyze
and categorize it based on what we already know. As we apply existing knowledge
to unknown information, we are providing an 'analytic overlay'. An analytic
overlay is the closest thing your brain knows based on the attributes of the
new idea or information.
One of the more interesting
abilities required of a remote viewer is the use of all senses: sight, smell,
touch, taste, and hearing. Another trait that is required of the remote viewer
is the ability to accept information for what it is and focus your subconscious
so that your conscious mind doesn't interfere. In both cases, this is a difficult
task as we are raised to allow our conscious mind to filter out unnecessary
information acquired by our senses and only use the information that applies to
our current situation and our existing beliefs and knowledge.
Analytic overlay occurs when
we've acquired a considerable amount of information during a remote viewing
session and our conscious mind applies this information to something we already
know. For instance, four or five pieces of information might be characteristics
of a particular item that your logical mind can identify. In this way, your
brain turns the target into something that is familiar, thus misguiding your
--- How does analytic overlay
affect you daily? ---
It's rather interesting to note
that, as you learn remote viewing, you begin to find that your conscious mind
is blocking information from so much of your day to day activities. Instead of
accepting things as they truly are, your conscious mind is busily categorizing
information into nice, neat boxes that are easy to manage.
This overlay is what causes many
of us to do the same thing over and over again. You'll always do what you've
always done because of what you know and what you believe. We tend to miss out
on so many things because we are busily masking the realities so that they are
able to fit within our comfort zones.
--- How can I truly see? ---
One of the exercises I had to do
involved the acquisition of information from my surroundings. My teacher took
me to several locations in Las Vegas, including Lake Mead and a farmers market,
so that I could observe and sense things as they existed, not as I wanted them
to exist. I had to make a conscious effort to smell the smells, hear the
sounds, and feel the environment. I didn't realize how much I was missing in my
The brain tends to block those
things that are common and inconsequential because they do not have anything to
do with your current mission. I found that I was missing out on so much
because, somewhere along the way, I lost the ability to accept things like the
smell of strawberries, the texture of a papaya, the feeling of water, and the
varying beauties of a desert sunset.
As I opened myself up to
accepting the small inputs of the senses, not only did my remote viewing become
more accurate, but my appreciation of my life through the senses has increased.
I was able to see the strawberry and taste it for what it was instead of just
seeing the strawberry as something to consume for nourishment. There's so much
to the various items of life than I had missed that, once I saw beyond my
ingrained filters, I turned a mundane life into one of continual interest and
--- What's next? ---
In the hectic world in which we
live, we're busily blocking unnecessary inputs and categorizing experiences within
our comfort zones so that we can focus on the issues and motives at hand. Our
conscious brains process information and organize it comfortably as it tosses
out those pieces of 'inconsequential' information that don't apply to our
One thing I've learned through
remote viewing is that the universe is bigger in mystique, than in size, than
we can imagine. However, we, as humans, have allowed our minds to become
smaller than is acceptable. We have to learn to touch, smell, hear, see, and
taste our lives instead of just issuing a projection of how we think it is,
based on that which is comfortable. Not only will such an acceptance of things
as they are allow us to enjoy life to its fullest, but it will also simplify
life since we won't have to try to 'make things fit' instead of just 'allowing
things to be as they are'. By opening our minds to the world outside instead of
following the small world we create inside, we can learn to control our whole
lives and 'target' a vision that provides us with greater balance and
About The Author
For additional information on
remote viewing, contact the Nevada Remote Viewing Group at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://remoteviewing.netfirms.com.
Edward B. Toupin is a published author, technical writer, web developer,
coach, and producer living in "The Entertainment Capital of the
World," Las Vegas, NV. One of his primary objectives in his work is to
provide information to help others achieve fulfilling lives. In 2003, Edward
will be offering courses in Las Vegas on life organization and creating a
business plan for your life. For more information, visit his site at http://www.make-life-great.com and http://www.toupin.com or contact him at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more
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