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Setting Triggers
by ChezNips

As humans, there is so much more to us then meets the eye. We are capable of doing many things labeled "supernatural" but is it really supernatural? We are all capable of doing these things but what stops us is the limitations of our beliefs. As long as we believe we cannot do something, our minds make it so. It is the complex workings of the mind, specifically the subconscious mind, that can be used negatively or positively. One positive use I have discovered is the use of setting triggers or short cuts.

How does this work? If you have ever heard of Pavlov's Dog, you will start to get an idea of what "conditioning" is. In the experiment, Pavlov would train a dog by ringing a bell and offering food when the dog would come. As this was repeated over and over, the ringing of the bell was associated with a treat. Soon the dog was so conditioned that the ringing of the bell would automatically make him start to salivate because the bell was associated with food.

We can apply this same conditioning to our psi practice by the setting of a trigger. In Pavlov's experiment, the bell was the trigger that set off the process itself. The subconscious has what we call reticular programming, which means it seeks out what it is programmed to do and subconscious habit is a product of conditioning. The mind will immediately go to work on the task without the conscious direction or conscious command.

Let's take the example of practicing the skill of telekinesis thru the utilization of the psi wheel. After practicing for awhile, it would happen that the psi wheel would start turning when I would just enter the room because it had been so conditioned to set to work on that task repeatedly. This made it difficult to control the psi wheel after awhile because I would practice in the same way, making it turn one way then turn the other.

There are several ways to set a trigger. One way is to just start using one like a color, verbal command, gesture for skills. I personally have triggers set for several skills such as shielding and intaking energy just to mention a few. To give you a better idea of a trigger I use, I tug on my ear lobe when I shield. Each time I go thru the motions of setting the shield, I tug my ear lobe. That particular gesture starts to be associated with shielding so that eventually, all you have to do to shield is to tug your ear lobe. Uri Gellar is another good example. If you have ever watched any of his demonstrations, he puts his whole physiology into the process. He mentally focuses and then yells "MOVE!" In this example, he not only uses a verbal trigger but he also emotionally charges that trigger. When the trigger is emotionally charged, you will visualize what it is like to feel successful at moving the object with a blast of power, or any other emotion you want to use. For this reason, people that accidentally do TK, did it when they were highly emotionally charged. Extreme anger is often responsible for this because anger is a volatile and highly projected emotion and has a strong effect but I don't suggest using anger. The sole reason for this is that using the trigger will also trigger this emotion. It would be rediculous that every time you want to do a psionic skill, that you trigger anger and walk around angry for no reason other then to have more power.

The benefits of triggers are that its conditioned well in advance and can then be used in your every day life. The triggers are so well conditioned that you don't have to go thru the manual processes of focusing, concentrating your energy and then projecting it consciously. These processes happen with the subconscious mind automatically without you having to do them consciously.

So take some time to think about what you can use as a trigger. Using visualization to see them happening in the now or emotionally charging the trigger in the way you want it. Then start using it. It can happen in as little as one session but should be used many times to condition the trigger. I also suggest that you vary your practice routines with varied objects of focus and techniques.