Once again it’s time to flex your intuitive muscles by taking a shot at reading an unknown person from a photograph.
This is a great way to practice your reading skills in a fun and no pressure setting, and to get definite feedback once you’ve given it a try, since I will release the identity of the mystery subject in about a week. If you approach it with a relaxed and curious attitude, you might be amazed at what you can pick up!
The best way to play this game is to add your comments to the community discussion below, but if you feel shy about that you can simply write your reactions down at home, or send them to me privately in an email.
No judgment, no worries! It’s all just intended to be fun, and to help you build your skills in a measurable way.
So have a look at the photo below, and ask yourself some basic questions to begin with:
- Does she have a good character, a bad one, or a combination of both?
- What did she do to become a notable individual?
- What sort of personality did she have?
- Do you like her, or would you avoid her if you met her at a party?
- Is she still alive, and if not, then how did she die?
- Which historical events were going on around her?
- Was she married, and did she have children?
If you’re wondering how to go about getting this information, or if it doesn’t come to you right away, it can help to relax your eyes and look around the subject of the picture, rather than directly at her. It’s kind of like one of those old Magic Eye puzzles, for those of you who remember them. If you look at it without really looking at it, then eventually you see it.
It can also help to simply close your eyes and focus on your breathing for just a few moments, paying attention to any seemingly random images, sounds, or feelings that come up, no matter how odd they might seem. In fact, the strangest ideas can often be the most accurate, since they are less likely to be coming from your own logical mind!
Let any impressions you may receive flow into your mind in a relaxed way without judging them, and consider jotting them down as you go, so they don’t get away.
Now, if you happen to recognize the subject of the experiment (as some of you might), please don’t mention it in the comments as it will spoil the fun for everyone else.
Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes
If you want to take your reading to a deeper level, try a longer meditation in which you hold the image of the subject in your mind for as long as you can, and really try to sense the emotional landscape she lived in. How did she feel about herself and the events of her life? How was her soul affected by this incarnation?
Again, this information might come to you in a lot of different ways according to your personal way of receiving it, and none are right or wrong, or better than others.
Some might receive a lot of visual images, others may “hear” words or phrases, and the more empathic among you could feel strong emotions or physical sensations. There are as many ways to get this information as there are different readers, and practicing like this will help you immensely in identifying what your own strengths are.
You may also find that you are good at picking up specific kinds of information. Some people are great at getting names and places, others at reading emotional data or aura colors, and some can see events that took place around the subject during her lifetime.
These are all valid ways of reading, and they all provide important and useful information, so try not to censor anything that you receive.
Once you feel like you have a good sense of the person in question, please do leave a comment below and let us know what you received!
And if you don’t feel you were as accurate this time as you wanted to be, I encourage you to come back and try it more than once. This is a situation where practice really does make perfect (or at least a lot better), which is why I post these experiments fairly frequently.
PS. If you’re worried about getting it wrong or picking up total nonsense – read this!