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Interpreting Dreamtongue

Section 2: The Language Of Alpha

Alpha Language is the general language of the psyche, the emotional and psychological state of the person. I will refer to this as "emotive language" for the sake of this lesson. Emotions filter through body language in Beta and through subtler ways in Alpha. Remember, Alpha signals come to you through general feelings and impressions.

What you read about the Alpha level of a person is first your responses to that person, then their responses to you. The back and forth activity of responses between two people is the Alpha level of empathic communication.

Your ability to read the Alpha level of a person influences how well you can read and understand your responses to the person. Understanding the five levels of Alpha is an important part of your development as an expert traveler in the "Empath InnerNet," the superhighway of empathic information.

"For Every Action Their Is An Equal And Opposite Reaction." (the Beta of Alpha) The Beta level of emotive language involves your reactions to physical events, objects, and people. When you are attracted to someone you will send out Beta emotions, either consciously or unconsciously. When feeling repelled by someone or something you will also be sending out equally strong Beta emotions.

Remember: Alpha works with a push/pull process. This push/pull is a form of attraction versus repulsion. A Beta emotional signal is usually strong and sensed on all empathic levels. When it is very strong you simply perceive it at the Beta level using the primary senses. Your own responses often are clues to reading the Beta level of a persons emotive language.

Ask yourself this question when in the presence of someone, "Am I feeling an invisible push or pull with this person?" If the answer is yes to either the push or the pull you are getting a Beta level Alpha signal (or in other words, the person is creating enough emotional energy to make a physical impression!).

"An Ocean of Emotion" (the Alpha of Alpha) accurately describes the Alpha level of emotive language that involves the expression of emotional and feeling states. Expressing your emotions can be through personal statements like, "I feel happy," or "I am really excited for you." Yet verbal statements about emotions and feelings are just the tip of the iceberg. Alpha signals related to emotional/feeling states are the most prevalent form of empathic signals occurring when two people are interacting.

Alpha dynamics:

  • You are responding emotionally to the person you are encountering, they are responding emotionally to you.
  • You have a pre-existing emotional state and so do they.
  • You are responding emotionally to things inside your self and so are they.
  • They are responding emotionally to their surroundings and so are you.

All of these signals are flying around when two or more people come together, like currents in an ocean. As an Empath you sense these currents at the Alpha level. When you pair Beta signals with Alpha signals you can get a good reading on most situations.

Empaths could serve very useful functions in political situations.

There is one major complication at the Alpha level of emotive language. Most people tend to cover their own emotional states. This can be for two reasons: the basic need for privacy and because we have specific things that we do not want people to know. The Alpha level is where we are vulnerable, so the Alpha level is also where we put up our defenses, our guards, and our walls.

As an Empath you will learn how defenses and walls are strong Alpha signals. In the same way that you can read someone's emotional state you can also read their "walls". The strength and intensity of the wall (or resistance) are normally equal to the strength and intensity of the emotion it is covering.

Normal defenses that are put up for basic privacy are often flexible and negotiable. Defenses that are rigid and fiercely defended represent "dangerous" territory. By that I mean it is an area where the person is most vulnerable and probing around there could lead to all types of problems. Learning how to handle dangerous territory and such complicated interactions comes through experience and advanced training. Your sophistication as an Empath will develop over time, you must trust in your own process.

"Starting To Read Minds" (the Theta of Alpha) occurs through the Theta level of emotive language. Here is where you respond to someone's internal states, such as their thoughts and beliefs. You could be riding on an elevator with a person and that person may not be responding to you at all. They may not even seem to be aware of you. Yet you are getting all kinds of obvious and empathic impressions that the person is very angry. Sometimes it is not obvious, yet you still get the Alpha associations of anger coming from that person. The anger is not a response to you. The anger is a response to something they are thinking.

When you get such signals from a person, those signals represent the Theta level of emotive language. What you do with such signals is up to your best judgment and personality. You may get an Alpha association that guides you to offer kind words to the person, which in turn relieves that person due to your action. The other possibility is that you get an Alpha association to leave that person alone.

Your first and most immediate impression is usually the most empathic one. I want you to notice that reading the Alpha level does not involve so much answering a question as much as it does learning to sense "currents." When in Alpha take your snorkel and seahorse inner tube, for you are getting into deep waters!

"Empathic Link-Up" (the Delta of Alpha) describes the Delta level of emotive language. This level requires more practice and skill to perceive than the previous levels. If Alpha is the empathic ocean then this level is caverns under the ocean floor. Delta emotive language involves an overview of how the person perceives life, as well as their orientation to the world. Signals from this level involve a common theme used in movies when portraying empathic events: seeing through the eyes of another person. Yet at this level it does not involve seeing what they are seeing, as much as it involves seeing things the way they see it.

To give you a "nondramatic" example that many people relate to: when I go to the movies or watch a television show with someone, I pick up the Delta level of their emotive language very strongly. The way it occurs is that I end up perceiving the movie the same way the other person is perceiving it. If it is a movie that I would normally enjoy tremendously, and I am watching it with a person who does not enjoy it and does not understand it, then I experience the movie the same way they do. If they feel bored with the movie then I feel bored with it. Later I might watch it alone or with someone who enjoys the same films, and then find the movie exciting and wonderful.

Another example of the Delta level of emotive language is when two people are seeing the same event from two entirely different points of view. If neither one is able to see it as the other does, an argument usually ensues. As an Empath you can develop the ability to see things from the perspective of the other person that will help tremendously with your communication skills.

As you begin to make this empathic link-up with other people, it will become very important for you to know how to distinguish your own thoughts and perceptions from those of others. You can ask questions here to separate your thoughts from someone else's. Examine each thought you are having and ask yourself if this is your normal way of thinking. Break down each thought with another question until you feel as you have separated your thoughts from your link-up partner. As with all good empathic skills, practice makes perfect.

"The Empathic Snapshot" (the Gamma of Alpha) The Gamma level of emotive language involves an overall response to a person, one that is more immediate, like a first impression. A Gamma first impression is really like a empathic snapshot. It gives you a complete picture immediately of all levels of a person. The problem with working with a Gamma first impression is the speed of it. The empathic snapshot occurs within a second of meeting someone.

For most people many thoughts flood after that first second and the initial impression gets lost. When you first meet someone each second counts as one impression. The very first few impressions are the most empathic. All impressions that follow become imbued with conscious evaluations and judgments.

Learning to catch your Gamma snapshots, your immediate first impression requires practice. Most first impressions are followed by a flood of afterthoughts. Catching those empathic first impressions involves remembering that very immediate response/thought you had in a given moment. This is a talent you can develop by repetitive practice.

Section 3: The Language Of Theta

 

 

 

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