Being a beginner at telepathy is no easy path. One starts to discover just how complex thought transmissions are. This part of the article focuses on clearing the mind in order to receive messages, discerning between thoughts from self and non-self and furthermore, taking control of pesky or negative thoughts. Being the boss of your own mind involves knowing when to hang up the line, similar to using an old fashioned telephone.
Part 3: The four directions of telepathy
The most challenging part of being telepathic is learning to create your own "Caller ID" system. This takes consistent time and study. Sometimes you may not know the source of the message but you will be able to discern whether it is intended to help you or hurt you. Telepathy can occur in four directions, the first being on the earth plane between two beings that are both incarnate (here being human-beings). The simplest example of this is when you are thinking about someone and the next moment they happen to call you on the telephone, or these days, text you. The more complex phenomenon arises as a full-on conversation without a telephone. How does this happen? Just as the Internet is a virtual space where we can all connect to one another, so too our individual minds are connected through what I term the outer-net, which exists in the mind of God.
Telepathy can also occur between a human being and an angel, yes, an angel. We all have guardian angels that are always here to give us advice. Another source of messages is the divine voice of God. Sometimes people may claim they are speaking to God directly but I wonder if perhaps angels and masters fall under the colloquial term God. We know God spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai. The way in which God’s voice is distinct from the angels or masters is another discernment the individual must make through spiritual practices. The fourth source of receiving messages is from a soul/spirit that is out of body yet in another realm/plane. For example, there are many of us who can speak to loved-ones who have left the physical realm, including pets. This ability occurs through telepathy. Speaking of pets, there are also those who can communicate with pets on the earth plane as well as plants and other animals as mentioned earlier.
Hearing others thoughts in a non-conversation:
Recently, I started to hear the thoughts of other human beings. Hearing others thoughts falls under the category of transmission between two human beings. The sender may be sending you their thoughts knowingly, or unknowingly. When I began to experience this form of telepathy I assumed I was being attacked by a being that was not incarnate. I also mistook these thoughts as originating from my own subconscious mind. Just as empathic souls feel the emotions of others and can take them on, so too can we take on others thoughts without realizing they are not our own. What I mean by taking on others thoughts is that we think they are ours, and we then internalize them and experience the consequential emotions associated with them like anger or sadness, in the worst-case scenario. This is a lesson in discerning between self and other. Taking on others thoughts and emotions is very dangerous and can literally make us ill and very confused. As your telepathic abilities evolve, pay close attention to repetitive messages, which are discussed in the next section.
Part 4: Discernment
The first thing you must do if you are “hearing voices” and it is disrupting your daily living is to get out a pen and paper or use a program like Microsoft Excel to chart out the incoming messages. Write down the day, time, what you were doing when you received the message and what the message was. Also include how the message made you feel, for example, "loved," "fearful," "confused," "upset." You also want to look at the personality of the sender. For example, some guardian angels use humor to convey a message while others use song. When I first became telepathic I made a spiritual rule that any messages needed to be introduced with the senders name and photo ID. This is a very helpful tactic. It is my experience that it can take a while to pinpoint the source of certain transmissions. By charting thoughts in detail you will begin to notice patterns. It will become clear whether some other entity is trying to harm you or if in fact you are receiving messages from your angels or loved-ones.
The second step to being a conscious receiver is meditation. Meditation is an exercise that helps you achieve a greater awareness of your thoughts, feelings and experiences. If you are seeking advice from your angels or wish to speak with a loved one you may do this exercise to clear your mind to prepare for receiving. As well this exercise helps when you are feeling overwhelmed with thoughts and desperately need to clean up.
Sit in a quiet place with dim lighting. I find deep breathing helpful throughout the exercise. Begin by taking a deep breath in, hold for the count of three, release, and hold for the count of three. Repeat this cycle until you are feeling relaxed on a physiological level. Next, imagine your mind as a room in the temple of your body. This is a sacred room. It must be kept extremely clean. Begin visualizing cleaning this room. You may use a vacuum, mops or any tool of your choice. I also spray the walls to clear the soot from all of the thoughts. Whenever a thought comes in just continue the deep breathing and focus on cleaning up the thoughts. As you are cleaning you can dump any negative or pesky thoughts into an "imaginary" trash bag and dispose of them as if you are tossing the bag down a garbage shoot. For thoughts that are important, organize them in different drawers or a filling cabinet. Every time a thought comes into your mind throw it away, file it or write it down. Once you have cleaned up the room of your mind, you may put some positive messages on the walls as pictures or writings. Place in your mind any objects which are relaxing for you. The more you do this exercise you will begin to see the thought patterns you have most frequently. Repeat this exercise several times daily until you are able to achieve a quiet space where minimal thoughts exist. Remember, meditation is key to being the guardian of your own mind. Once your mind is clear, you may begin to ask your angels for guidance, taking note of what messages come in.
The third step to taking control of your mind is learning how to hang up the phone when you get a “telemarketer.” First you must be able to discern when a telemarketer is sending the thoughts into your field. What do telemarketers do? They try to sell you an idea. They want you to be on their side. The true telemarketer is very nasty. It is almost always bugging you, like a fly that you need to swat away constantly but eventually leaves you alone. If you have ever experienced a thought that just wouldn't go away, and it made you feel guilty, scared or upset, then you have experienced the telemarketer. It is very common to receive repetitive messages, or messages that you hear very frequently. It takes practice to learn the difference between a “fly” energy and an urgent message. If you are hearing the same message daily it is most likely a transmission that needs to be understood and categorized as being either a helpful message or an attack from a “telemarketer.” Take keen note of the tone of voice of the message; is it warm and loving or cold? When you are receiving repetitive and bothersome messages it is helpful to mark them as repetitive and chart how these thoughts make you feel. The messages may continue for a long time, but you can begin to take charge of them using your will power.
Negative or bully-like messages can also come from you; your subconscious mind can surface thoughts that have before been hidden. These thoughts may make you feel nervous, confused, afraid or guilty. Examples of thoughts from self include, “You’ll never amount to anything” or “I’m not good enough.” In the same way, your lower self can often be caught complaining or being mean, for example, “He thinks he’s better than me just because he has more money.” It is important to learn to study thoughts from the lower self so one can begin to heal this subconscious rattle and eventually let go of judgment of self and others. If there are very troubling thoughts that cannot be kept under control it would be wise to seek spiritual counseling and or the care of another specialist.
Part 5: Taking Charge
Once you have discerned between loving or helpful thoughts and telemarketer thoughts, you can begin to take charge of your mind. The most instinctual thing to do to combat pesky thoughts is to use mental or verbal language. Depending on your belief system you can say, “Go now in the name of the Most High God.” Any line will work as long as you invoke the all-loving divine spirit. A very important point is that we tend to react to every thought we “hear.” I have found this to be the most challenging part of taking charge. I often have to ask God for help. One great way to do this is simply to ask God to redirect your thoughts away from what has your immediate attention. This is very effective and helps to build trust with God. Another way to take control is by imagining your local mind as a baseball field; you are the batter and the balls that are thrown at you are thoughts. When a thought comes into your baseball field you swing really hard. Don't just swing without caring where the thought goes, but intentionally send it out of your mind. Take charge as you do this and be confident.
Neutralizing negative thoughts is a fantastic technique to take care of unwanted messages. When you hear a negative or bothersome thought hold it in a frame of reference as if you are shooting a picture. Next, mentally draw a negative sign with a positive sign over it, this stands for neutral. Shoot this symbol of neutrality at the negative thought. You can also do this exercise when you have said or thought something negative to someone and later want to take it back; simply state in your mind, “I neutralize this thought and take it back.”
If you are feeling overwhelmed I understand. Once you learn the tools to take control of your mind you will be much more relaxed. Take it one step at a time, one day at a time. Make a point to go into a dimly lit quiet room and do the exercises discussed above whenever you begin to feel your thoughts taking over. Be patient with yourself; it took over a year of spiritual development for me to achieve the insight to write this article. We must now begin to talk openly and honestly about telepathy and other spiritual gifts as the term "schizophrenic" does nothing to help those spiritually evolved individuals. Don’t let anyone label you, speak up and be the light of truth in the new age. Know that God and your guardian angels are with you every step of the way as you achieve enlightenment.