Section 3: The Language Of Theta
Language is the actual mental content of a person,
your basic mind reading stuff. Where Alpha is the emotional/psychological
state that results from the mental content. Some would say that the
emotional/psychological state causes the content but we do not need
to debate psychology here. For the purposes of empath training, mental
content and psychological states are treated as two different levels.
"Mind Talk" (the Beta
of Theta) occurs at the Beta level of mental language and involves
the thoughts a person is having about the present environment, the people
and objects interacting with the person, and the person's present activity.
There are many good opportunities for telepathy at this level. This
is the level where you think about calling someone, then the phone rings
and it is the person you were about to call. This is the level where
you know someone's location and/or what the person is doing even though
you are nowhere near at the time.
This is the level of common and frequent telepathy. The
signals at this level are usually fairly strong since these signals
come from present activity. When someone says, "read my mind,"
this is the level you are trying to access. The problem is that when
someone says "read my mind," they are no longer sending out
Beta mental signals because they stop and focus inside themselves. Once
a person starts to focus within, that person starts sending out Alpha
signals instead, which can only be "sensed" instead of "read".
When it comes to mind to mind communication at this level it is better
for the person to pick a color or flavor and to hold that color or flavor
in mind. The point is for the target to be experiencing that color or
flavor. Once the target person is experiencing a color he or she will
then be sending out a Beta signal of mental language. The signal is
still not as strong as it would be during engagement in actual Beta
"Reading Feelings" (the
Alpha of Theta) occurs at the Alpha level of mental language,
which involves the conscious thoughts a person is having about their
own emotional feeling states. The more people are aware of their own
emotional states the more control they may have over those states and
the more integrated those states can be with their whole being.
I wanted to avoid the cliché here, but I cannot -- the more
in touch people are with their own feelings, the more likely it is that
the signals they send you about their emotional state is deliberate.
This is not an absolute rule but rather a guideline. At the Alpha level
of mental language you are more likely to pick up the emotional states
of which the person is unaware and would not want for you to perceive.
In other words, if a person is deliberately sending you a signal about
their emotional state, it may be a controlled or contrived message.
For example, let's say you encounter someone who is hostile or competitive
with you. For whatever reason that person does not want you to know
about these feelings, so he or she deliberately projects signals of
a calm, friendly, and pleasant nature. The signals being sent you are
not the Alpha signals of mental language, instead they are contrived
Beta signals. As an Empath you can sense that the signals are incongruent,
or do not fit, with what you are sensing. What you are sensing are the
actual Alpha signals of the person's mental language.
When people are unaware of a strong emotion they tend to send out Alpha
signals of their mental language in obvious and empathic ways. If a
person shows genuine interest in something you are doing, not only would
that generate obvious signals but the thoughts the individual had about
his or her own emotional state would generate Alpha signals of mental
language. Someone could be thinking, "I really like this. It is
very interesting," and in return, you get the mirrored telepathic
response, "They really like this. They find it very interesting."
"The Direct Connection" (the
Theta of Theta) is the level of direct telepathy, the Theta level
of mental language. This is the level of mind to mind connection, or
as I said earlier, nervous system to nervous system connection. This
level involves the thoughts a person generates at any given time. This
is the level where you are directly receiving the thoughts of the other
person. How you encode and interpret those signals will be unique to
Often at this level, Dreamtongue occurs as thoughts in your own head.
The person may start thinking about a musical seen the week before.
Suddenly you start thinking about musicals too, but you may not think
about the exact one. This could lead you to say something like, "Do
you like musicals?" He or she could then say, "That's funny,
I was just thinking about a musical I saw last week."
How many times has something like this happened to you? Thousands
of people have shared these types of experiences with me over the years.
This type of telepathy occurs all the time with people but often goes
"Visual Thoughts" (the
Delta of Theta) occur at the Delta level of mental language.
The empathic messages here involve what people are thinking about the
things they are seeing. The signals do not directly involve the actual
images themselves but instead involve the active thoughts the person
is having. For example," It looks like a light is on in the house,"
or "This gift looks like a book." The word look does not have
to be in the thought, it could be "There's that bag of pretzels
I've been wanting." Sometimes telepathy at this level involves
verbal descriptions of visual images, like the example of the person
thinking about a giraffe while connecting to her friend at the zoo.
"Spiritual Questing" (the
Gamma of Theta) is reflected in the Gamma level of mental language.
This level of reading a person empathically involves perceiving the
individual's thoughts around the meaning of life, philosophical questions,
and spiritual understanding. Many of these thoughts are "unspoken"
or unformed into clear thoughts.
Often if you pick up a Gamma signal of mental language it will occur
to you as a question that the person has on a deep level. This type
of signal normally comes by focusing and spending more time with the
person, such as in a formal empathic reading. In classes where I teach
empathic counseling, I emphasize this level because it reaches into
the heart of what a person is really asking during a reading.
As you learn more about your own Gamma level, you will find your ability
to reach the Gamma level of another person will improve tremendously.