Those nasty negative emotions. If only we could just do away with them, right? But they have value, and they show up more in creative (right-brained) thinkers. Here’s why they are both valuable and in larger quantity in creative types, according to Jordan Peterson:
Lately I’ve been interested in programming my dreams to answer questions. Because of my interest in remote viewing (think ESP for science types), my questions tend towards precognitions and other types of things that I would not have a direct awareness of. Because remote viewing involves bubbling up information accessed by the subconscious, it occurred to me that the close connection dreams have with the subconscious makes them a possible vector for intentional, directed psychic awareness.
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”
Following in Edison’s footsteps, I experiment with programming dreams to answer questions; I’ve created my own methods, based on my understanding of Remote Viewing theory. I’ve had some success, so a friend of mine asked me to advise on good questions to pose to dreams when looking for career guidance, something along the lines of, “what job am I going to have next?”
… at least for now.
[edit 3/20/14: I’ve still been doing stock predictions, and my success rate has improved significantly, currently 11 out of 16 correct, accuracy rate of 69%. More on this in a future post. ]
The enthusiasm of my initial success (being able to predict the shape of a stock chart) was dampened by the seventh prediction. With a success rate of just four out of seven, there is not yet any statistical significance. This is not to say that there is no real effect, but rather I don’t have enough of an understanding of it to be able to use it reliably for predicting stocks. Making public predictions feels incredibly vulnerable. When I’m wrong it’s hard not to feel foolish.
Anecdotally, I wanted to mention a couple of noteworthy oddities: one predicted chart seemed to mirror the actual chart. In a related experiment I receive the opposite answer of the question I posed. To be clear, if I predict UP and the stock is DOWN, I wouldn’t label that as an opposite, just a failure. An example of an opposite would be if I ask “what turns you on?” and I perceive a list of what turns you off.
Mirror images and opposites may indicate that the nonlocal mind has difficulty in orientation and polarity, which obviously would be troublesome for someone who’s goal is to tell in which direction a chart is headed.
I also suspect that nonlocal mind becomes bored with repetition, and without repeated reminders from analytical mind, it loses attention. In dreams, analytical mind is ‘asleep’, so nonlocal mind does whatever it wants. This makes this technique a poor choice for something that requires daily repetition.
Finally, after having done some more private trials, I still do not see a rebounding towards success like I experienced early on. I found that it was difficult to distinguish between dreams that may have actually been an answer to my question versus a run-of-the-mill dream. I was inclined to attribute any dream that showed movement up or down as a stock prediction, though in retrospect that attribution seems unwarranted.
For someone interested in pursuing stock predictions, I do not recommend my dream technique, but would instead recommend Associative Remote Viewing, as taught by Russell Targ.