posted on Feb, 21 2007 @ 10:35 AM
I wasn't aware there was a name/term for it, but I've been doing it on a very small scale, with surprising success.
We have a small, fenced yard containing several trees, in-ground and in pots, all of which drop leaves fairly constantly. The yard is windy most
days. We sweep up the leaves several times a week. Just as I get the leaves into a neat pile, the breeze scatters them again or blows them to the
other end of the path. It's time wasting and annoying.
One day a few years ago, I remembered reading somewhere that the breeze is actually spirits (this may have been folk-lore or myth, I can't remember).
In any case, after having several piles of leaves scattered every time I'd got them into a heap, it did seem as if an invisible mischief-maker was
deliberately making my task difficult.
I swept the leaves into a pile once more and again a breeze swooped in from nowhere. It seemed a long shot, but with nothing to lose, I mentally
said: " No. No. Stop it. Leave them alone please. "
The breeze immediately died. Just coincidence I thought and quickly put the small pile of leaves into a bag.
I moved down the path and began sweeping there. But as fast as I swept, the breeze swirled the leaves in the opposite direction. So again I
instructed the breeze to leave things alone. And again, the breeze dropped as swiftly as it had started. It had to be a coincidence, I thought. But
it gave me confidence.
A few days later I was going through the same frustrations when I remembered the 'coincidences'. So -- not knowing if it would work again(because
there was no reason it should) but nevertheless hopeful, I mentally spoke to the breeze as if it were a person or group of persons and said: "
Stop it! Stop until I'm finished sweeping please." And everything became still. I told myself I was just having a lucky day.
I pushed a pile of leaves into the bag and moved along the path, sweeping as I went. The breeze began playing it's tricks again, so -- with a
feeling of 'something's going on here' at the back of my mind -- I again mentally spoke to the breeze as you would a child, saying: " Just give
me a couple of minutes please. I just need a few minutes more. I just want to get these swept and into the bag ".
Incredibly, the breeze seemed to be consciously co-operating. Doubt about the whole thing tried to break my concentration, but I pushed it aside.
Instinctively, I felt that doubt would break the connection I seemed to have with the breeze.
Every now and then, the breeze would have a little flutter, threatening to wreck my progress and at those times, I'd mentally speak to it --
sometimes quite firmly, at other times cajolingly, at which point the breeze would stop, allowing me to finish the task. I thought it was amazing.
Still do. It's become habit now for me to mentally speak to the breeze and seek (or demand) its co-operation.
It's easier sometimes than at others. Occasionally the breeze is quite wilfull, at which times I speak to it the way you would to a fractious horse,
more with 'sounds' than with words (silently, mentally, of course).
Another thing I've tried a few times lately is making clouds disappear. I read about it briefly in a book. The first time I tried it, it worked. I
was stunned. It was so easy ! How could it happen? Must be a coincidence. So I did it again. I was so excited I looked around, desperate to share
it with someone. No-one around that I knew. And when I told my family later, they seemed disinterested (or maybe disbelieving).
Then, a few months ago, I was outdoors with several members of the family, when I remembered the cloud-experiment. I told the family what I planned
to attempt and asked them to chose a cloud. A nice solid looking one in the middle of a pack, all moving at the same pace and level, was chosen. It
was a small cloud, about half the size of the one next to it.
I pointed to it throughout, while 'beaming' energy at it. My intention was to make it disappear.
It took only a few minutes. I didn't take my eye or concentration off it and kept up a running-commentary all the way through, saying, e.g.,
"Look, it's half gone " - " Now there's only a quarter left " - " Now the last little bit's fading. Watch it. Watch -- there, that's it.
It's gone now". And it was. All the other clouds around it were still there and their shape wasn't much altered from when I'd commenced the
experiment. But where 'my' cloud had been was now just an empty space.
The rest of the family were far less enthusiastic about it than I expected. I mean, I think it's amazing. I don't know how or why it works and
I'm astonished that I'm able to do it. I expected the others would be equally interested and intrigued and would want to try it for themselves,
but they adopted a 'kewl' attitude. When I said: " Why don't you try it out for yourselves? You could do it too? " the only response was: "
Yeah. I know. " as if it were no more noteworthy than turning on a bathroom tap to get water to flow.
Maybe I'm easily impressed. Maybe it's nothing. Maybe people everywhere have been making clouds vanish all their lives and I just didn't find out
about it until recently? Whatever the case, I still consider it to be an unexpected and amazing proof of mind over matter. It always astonishes me
when it works.
Although, each time I do it, I feel an element of guilt, as maybe it's wrong to burn clouds out of the sky.
Anyone else do it and if so, do you feel a bit guilty too ?