||[Jan. 7th, 2005|12:33 pm]
The Powers Within
My name's Jess, I'm 20, I living in Tampa, Florida, and I've been practicing tk for two and half years (not on and off).
My first experience with tk was the first time I tried to mess with the needle of a really cheap compass that was on a plastic ring. It twitched about a quarter of the way around, which wasn't major, but it's a big deal your first time. Enough to convince me to go further with this.
I had my first tiny bit of success (after this) six days after I started practicing. I didn't even know what a psiwheel was back then, so I was using a toothpick floating in a large bowl of water. I would push it where I wanted it to go along the surface. To this day, that remains my favorite exercise. I actually found the psiwheel harder.
By now I've successfully performed many of the basic exercises that have been suggested to me or that I've thought of myself. One of my New Years Resolutions is to "step it up" and start sliding (rather than rolling) objects on a solid surface.
Along the way, although I'd never been into telepathy or clairvoyance or anything like that, I gave it a whirl anyway, just for fun. I played guess the fruit, guess the card, guess the color/shape, guess the number, whatever, all the while "guessing" with eerie acuracy. I also took that rhine card test a few times, and did my senior year psychology project on parapsychology.
And a note to all of you who are getting discouraged about how "slowly" you think you're progressing: I didn't have complete control over the psiwheel until I'd been practicing for 1 YEAR, 2 MONTHS, AND 21 DAYS, and I still have relapses, from time to time.
Not to say that you'll be as slow as me, I'm just trying to keep things in perspective for you. If tk was easy, everybody would be doing it. Some people get all depressed when they can't levitate books after six months.
I'll be posting more as time goes on. All this is just to say hi. :-)