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Stage Six

Developing the Eyes of an Empath

You now possess three of the empathic letters of Dreamtongue: Beta, Alpha, and Theta. At this stage in your training you are observing the world around you more closely, you are practicing alpha associating, you are keeping an Empaths journal, and you are practicing empathic breathing.

These four elements combined are shaping and feeding your empathic nature, preparing you to function as an actualized or bonded Empath. By the time you reach stage eight you will be speaking and interpreting Dreamtongue and will begin the experience of "co-patterning," where your inner empath melds with your waking mind, synthesizing a new and emerging self, a psychic "rebirth" as an empath.

This process is equal to an infant growing into a toddler by learning to walk. Your empathic nature is like a dormant developmental stage that requires for you to take tiny steps first, and then in time learn walking. In the same way that you learned how to talk in small stages, learning more about the world as you learned more words and became more capable of interacting with the people around you.

You are now learning Dreamtongue where you will become more capable of interacting with the empathic level of the world, where an entire new universe will become available to you.

In Lesson Five you learned about the Theta level and about telepathy. You learned about empathic breathing and about empathic totems, both powerful tools for strengthening and enhancing the connection with your inner empath.

In Stage Six of your training that connection is very important. I highly recommended getting fully comfortable with all prior lessons before you start to work with Lesson Six. You are going to use that connection like a rope to pull your inner empath up from the depths of your unconscious into your waking mind.

First you are going to use that rope, that connection, to travel down into the deepest empathic sense, Delta, and then you are going to use that connection to bring Delta awareness up and into your Beta state. This is a process I call "co-patterning." You will learn about "co-patterning" by reading this chapter but it is not an experience that occurs automatically. It is something that you can trigger, and it is something that happens naturally in stages and when you are ready for it.

 

vayu

 


Delta is the deepest level of measurable consciousness. You generate Delta brainwaves, which cycle between 1 to 4 per second, when you are in a deep profound sleep. It is also possible to enter a pure Delta state through profound states of meditation and deep states of trance. If your consciousness were an ocean then Delta would be the current just above the ocean floor.

Delta is the core of Theta, it is the "place" of the sleeping empath. The circle of Delta is like an egg or a seed containing the fullness of your empathic nature. Delta is what is nurtured by the practice of empathic breathing and the use of an empathic totem. Through empath training you fertilize and gestate Delta, like an egg to be hatched. In time the egg opens and the inner empathic emerges within you and begins to grow within you like a fresh new life.

Delta is the fourth letter of the empathic alphabet and the fourth level of empathic functioning. At the Delta level empathic information is processed through inner vision by what was traditionally called, "clairvoyance," which means clear seeing.

Now this inner vision is often referred to as "remote viewing." It is the ability to see images within your mind without the benefit of your eyes. All functions of visualization and the use of imagery originate in Delta.

In Theta images drawn from the Delta level are used symbolically. For example the symbolic image of a tree may emerge as an empathic impression. The tree may represent the overall life of a person. If the tree is full of leaves and fruit, the empathic impression would be one of abundance, prosperity, health, and happiness. If the tree is bare it may indicate lack or unhappiness. It would depend on the associations you make while you focus on the image of the tree. If you see one of the branches breaking off the tree it could mean that someone or something is leaving, or a loss of some sort. The imagery of Theta is typically symbolic in this way.

In Delta the function of "remote viewing" involves more of an actual perception of images. A Delta message of a tree would be the image of an actual tree somewhere. A Theta message of a tree would be the symbolic use of the image. How do you tell the two apart? The answer is: by intent. The image of a tree originates in Delta because all imagery originates in Delta.

Delta images are either fashioned by imagination, memory, or by remote viewing. How you use the imagery is up to you. If you decide in your mind to use an image as a symbolic focus for empathic information, then that image will respond to your attention in a symbolic way. It is, after all, your mind and your thoughts.

All the images of inner vision are technically symbolic since they do not originate with the eyes directly. If your intent is to see a person or place through remote viewing, then that intent will guide the process. For the most part, symbolic and actual imagery overlap since the empathic mind works with gestalts, or holograms.

Over the years many students have come to me complaining that they are not very good at visualizing. Some say that they cannot visualize at all or that they never "see" any empathic images. If you feel that visualizing is a problem for you or you just want to improve your ability to visualize, then some basic information and practice offered in stage six will help.

First of all, visualizing occurs in degrees. Just thinking about an object is a form of visualizing. Right now, as you read this, think of a red delicious apple. Just by reading the words "red delicious apple" you immediately start to form impressions. Even if you did not immediately see the red apple in your mind, you at least started thinking about it.

Now try to picture the apple, not just the shiny red outside, but imagine yourself biting into the apple. Think about the crisp texture, the sweet flavor, and the delicious juice. Think about the contrast between the shiny red peel on the outside and the white crispy wetness inside. Think about the soft wafting scent of the apple.

Which of any of these images did you respond to the most? If you responded to any or all of them then you have been visualizing. Still, I understand that it is the act of forming the actual "picture" of the object where some people have their greatest struggle with visualizing.

To get a sense of how you visualize, do the following simple exercise.

First close your eyes and imagine that you are at home in your bedroom (unless you really are in your bedroom, in that case choose another equally familiar room). Then try to picture the room: try to see the bed, the furniture, any wall hangings, etc. You may have more response to picturing familiar objects like those in your bedroom. They are not really like actual photographs with vivid color and sharpness, are they? Visualize yourself moving around the room observing colors, shapes, objects, etc.

Do this for about five minutes then open your eyes again. Notice the quality of these "images." They tend to be only remotely visual. You are not using your eyes to see these images; you are using memory and imagination to create images. If you have ever daydreamed or let your mind "wander" off to distant thoughts, then you were visualizing. The very process of thinking is a form of visualizing. You are thinking and visualizing all the time. By focusing your thoughts into one area you can bring a visualized picture into your mind.

The good news is that the practice of empathic breathing will also enhance your ability to visualize. As you do your breathing sessions you will notice images coming and going within your mind. As you progress in your training these images will become clearer and more abundant. Part of this involves learning to relax. The more relaxed you become the easier it is to visualize. When you are tense and breathing shallow it is more difficult to visualize.

The other good news is that your empathic totem is ready and waiting to improve your visualization skills! As you do your empathic breathing exercise, begin to incorporate your totem into the practice. You have probably done this already. As you are counting your breaths you can picture your totem in your mind. Do not try to force the image of your totem, just be aware of your totem and let any images of it appear. Record these experiences in your Dreamtongue journal.

You can also "talk" an image. You may receive a Delta message about a specific place; let's say a zoo. Someone wants you to meet him or her at the zoo but they cannot reach you by phone. At the Delta level you get a mental picture of the zoo but you do not see the image in your mind. You may notice this message at the Beta level through a body signal, or at the Alpha level with a general feelings, or at the Theta level with thoughts and symbols.

The thoughts at the Theta level may be of animals or of an animal. You might start thinking about giraffes for no apparent reason. You are in the grocery store looking at broccoli when suddenly the thought of a giraffe occurs to you. You ask yourself, "Why am I thinking about a giraffe?" The picture of a giraffe may not be in your mind but the thought or word is there.

In thinking about an image you are talking the image, which often leads to the picture itself. At that point a picture of your friend standing at the zoo gate could form. From there associations may follow where you connect with the idea of the zoo and eventually the person.

The most memorable experience I have had with Delta overlaps with another empathic talent called " astral traveling," or "out of body experience" (O.B.E.) It is debatable whether or not we actually leave our bodies to travel around or whether we are "seeing clearly" another place. It is at the Delta level that such experiences take place. I have had numerous out of body experiences of different qualities.

One of the most powerful Delta visions I have ever had occurred after the death of my grandmother. It happened after I had moved to another state and had not seen her in a long time. She had made a tremendous impression on me as a child and I felt very close to her. She had gone to bed and quietly drifted away in her sleep. It was just the way she had always said that she wanted to go.

When I got the news I went and sat on the couch. I thought that I was going to be hit by a wave of grief but instead, something very different happened. I closed my eyes and at the same time it was like I was opening my eyes somewhere else. As my outer eyes closed, my inner eyes opened. I was looking directly within her house over a thousand miles away. In this instance, the vision was sharp and three-dimensional. It was as if I was physically in her kitchen. I could see every aspect of the kitchen, the table and chairs, the floor, and even small plants in her windowsill. I could move through the vision. I looked into her living room and throughout the house. The remarkable clarity and lifelike quality of the image remained intact as I examined her entire house.

There was another level to this experience, though. It is more related to Gamma, the next stage of your training. While I was looking all through her house I could here her voice talking to me. I could not see her anywhere but I could hear her in every room. My visual movement through the house was like I was trying to find her. She kept talking to me the entire time. Then, after I had gone through the house, I opened my outer eyes and was back on the couch. I could not remember anything that she said during the vision, for it was like another language, but I was filled with an incredible sense of peaceful calm. I never did feel any sadness about her death after that. Whatever it was that she had told me helped me to understand and accept where she now was.

That was an example of my most vivid Delta experience. A more common example might deal with finding a lost object or "looking ahead" to see if someone is at home or not. A good way to practice Delta skills on a daily basis is by the "looking ahead" method.

The Looking Ahead Delta (L.A.D.)Exercise

Athletes do laps, Empaths do LAD's. The purpose of this exercise is twofold. First, the Looking Ahead Delta exercise helps you begin to develop your visualization skills in a practical manner. Second, the L.A.D. exercise trains your Delta level to work with your conscious Beta level. This is the pulling the rope to bring up your inner empathic from the depths. This is an exercise that you can do throughout your day without taking out any more time from your schedule.

A L.A.D. consists of visualizing something before it happens or before you know about it. For example, before you check your mailbox, visualize what is inside.

Other types of L.A.D. possibilities:

  • Before you open a package visualize what is inside.
  • Before you enter a room, visualize who and/or what is inside.
  • Before calling someone, visualize what he or she is doing.
  • Before taking a walk, visualize what you might see.

Do this two to three times a day or as often as you like. Do it in ways that are comfortable and convenient for you. Do not push it or become too concerned with it. This is an exercise that needs to be fun and relaxed. Straining too hard to do a L.A.D. exercise works to the opposite effect, by closing off the Delta channel. When you first start you will have to remind yourself to practice. Eventually it will become second nature, where you will form mental pictures ahead of an event.

Here is the key to this exercise: in the same way that Alpha Associating is practiced without concern over empathic content, L.A.D.'s are performed without concern about empathic images. The purpose of the exercise is to train your Delta awareness to become a conscious function. In time the strength you develop in your Delta level will be useful for remote viewing.

It is the same as in weight lifting. After you lift weights you do not instantly get the full desired physique. After steady work for a length of time you end up with the body you wanted. When you are doing a L.A.D. exercise you do not become instantly clairvoyant, but in time your capacity for clairvoyant imagery increases. Some of your L.A.D. results will have empathic content, that's fine as long as you understand that when there is no empathic content the L.A.D. is still good.

The sixth stage of preliminary empath training is the final stage involving normal empathic functioning. By normal empathic functioning I am referring to the general abilities I have talked about so far: empathic sensing, telepathy, and clairvoyance.

There is still another stage but the next stage, Gamma, involves the extraordinary aspects of the empathic world. Some Empaths may want to work only with the first four levels of Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta. This is a personal choice. You can focus your development as an empath on any one level or combined levels.

The full nature of Dreamtongue, though, comes from the deepest empathic level of Gamma. If you are interested in developing the full set of empathic letters and learning the art of the empathic language, then you will begin here, in stage six, to work with "co-patterning."

Co-patterning

Co-patterning is a word that I coined to refer specifically to a deep level of empathic development in Empaths. It resulted from intensive work with groups of students who were interested in profound levels of change and personal transformation. It took several years to really understand what it was and how it works. The simplest explanation for co-patterning is: the process of awakening the sleeping empathic within and merging it with your conscious mind.

To break down the definition into Dreamtongue components:

co-patterning is the process of awakening (making conscious) the sleeping empath (Delta level) within and merging it with your conscious mind (Beta).

Your sleeping empath within is really just a dormant or remote part of yourself. It is not actually separate or different from the rest of you. It is a potential that you carry and can realize by developing skills related to that potential. The elusive nature of empathic phenomenon is due in part to the dormant or undeveloped side of empathic potentials. There are times when the Sun and the Moon can be seen in the sky together but it is not very often.

As you grow as an empath, your conscious mind and your empathic mind gradually synthesize. This affects your personality, your behavior, and your perception of the world. Many of you who read this already know yourself as an empath. Others sense their empathic nature and want to awaken it.

There are unique challenges to being an empath. There are no institutions or traditions set up to support and guide Empaths. There have been no schools or guidelines developed to help Empaths deal with their unique relationship to the world and society before now.

I established the School of Empath Psychology back in 1997 to form some sort of foundation for future Empath research and development. This is the work that I am undertaking by sharing Dreamtongue.

Dreamtongue is the language of transformation and inter-connectedness. It does not have to be referred to as "dreamtongue", that is only a creative label. It is "holographic language." As your empathic mind melds with your waking mind, you begin a personal transformation, I call that transformation co-patterning.

Co-patterning can begin spontaneously or through training. An intense emotional experience may initiate the co-patterning process. A symbolic or spiritual experience may also initiate co-patterning. Anyone who is aware of their own deeper empathic nature as they move through the day-to-day world has started the co-patterning process.

Empath training helps you get a handle on the process of empathic transformation. It provides a structure within which to grow and emerge as an actualized empath. The combined elements of empath training also initiate co-patterning. I will restate this as:

Empath Training

- By beginning to observe the world with greater awareness (of yourself & others),

- Combined with practicing Alpha Associating,

- Combined with practicing empathic breathing,

-Combined with the use of a empathic totem,

- Combined with Look Ahead Delta Exercises,

- And recording your training experiences & observations in an Empaths journal,

- You can initiate the co-patterning process yourself.

There are endless topics and areas of empathic development. All of them are interesting and useful, but I have found that concentrating on the Empaths training is the most powerful and direct way to tap into your empathic potential.

vayu

 

 

 

Stage Six Review

1. The goal of stage six is to bring Delta awareness into your conscious mind.

2. Delta is the deepest level of measurable consciousness.

3. Delta is the level of inner vision or remote viewing.

4. Theta uses Delta imagery symbolically.

5. Delta imagery is closer to actual objects, places, and persons.

6. Intent guides empathic functioning.

7. The Theta practices of empathic breathing and using an empathic totem enhance visualization skills.

8. Visualization occurs through thinking and picturing.

9. Stress and strain shuts down access to the Delta level.

10. The sixth stage of empath training is the last stage of normal empathic development.

11. Co-patterning is the process of uniting your empathic mind with your waking mind.

12. Co-patterning can occur spontaneously or through the Empaths Training.

13. The Empaths Training was summarized in this lesson.

14. Dreamtongue originates in Gamma, the deepest level of empathic functioning.


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