Developing Your Natural ESP
There often seems to be a tremendous gulf between the roles that we adopt every day in the world and all the thoughts, emotions, and impulses that crowd our inner lives. This split happens to all of us in one way or another. As children we live in many worlds, but eventually we learn to focus on one exclusively – the one that our parents and other adults around us believe in – and let the others fall away. This separation is what makes ESP – a natural faculty of our minds –seem so esoteric and strange. We lose a portion of our birthright when we start believing that.
One reason why drug use has become such an epidemic in our culture is because humans have a natural need to seek – and experience – altered states of consciousness. It’s innate in us, this desire to use our psychic abilities and to explore our perceptions fully. The strong presence of such impulses within us points to our capacity for reaching altered states of consciousness naturally.
In order to access our intuition, precognitive abilities, telepathy, dream wisdom, etc., – the many manifestations of ESP – we have to first believe in such phenomena as practical possibilities for us. A world-view that allows room for these natural human abilities will go a long way towards helping us to cultivate them. Expanding our beliefs about the nature of reality is the primary method through which we can get on better speaking terms with the world of the unconscious.
Unstructured writing can offer us glimpses of that world. We can observe our stream of consciousness throughout the day as well. The distinctions that we typically make between the “inner” and “outer” worlds are arbitrary and have no basis in reality. Experiencing the free-flow of your own consciousness can teach you this. You may discover many instances of quiet knowing, of intuitive foreshadowing, that previously escaped your notice only because you didn’t believe that such experiences were possible. Such moments carry the insights, impressions, fears and glimmerings of wisdom that are all trying to bubble up from the unconscious depths to enter into our awareness.
Throughout history, people have managed to deepen their perception of this extra-sensory realm through trance states, meditation and psychedelic drugs, to name but a few of the possible means. But the fullest immersion into the inner world of ESP that we are capable of during physical life occurs while we’re dreaming. Our dreams are portals to that world and to the many dimensions that branch off from it.
The collective unconscious is a pool of creative energy that we all partake in, and it is crucial for the evolution of consciousness. By their very nature, inspirations that come from that realm are more likely to challenge rather than follow convention. The more we experience ESP the more it challenges our preconceptions, our beliefs about reality. We are all part of a vast inner world, filled with strange and unfathomable forces, and we can live in peace in this life to the extent to which we are able to familiarize ourselves with that world.