Empath 101

Dreamtongue - The Empathic Language What is an Empath?
To get straight to the point: Empath is a form of identity emerging in the twentyfirst century. The term has been used in literature and in film, but the reality is that there are ever increasing numbers of people who identify with the Empath concept. An Empath is a person who was born with unique variations in the central nervous system. This means how the brain is configured and how the nervous system works in the body. This has not yet been studied and quantified by science. Instead it is being brought forth by individuals who are becoming self-aware of these qualities and who explore this experience through creative and intuitive outlets. A high degree of overall sensitivity is the general indicator for this type of person. All of the sensory organs of an Empath have low thresholds thereby resulting in unusual sensitivity to light, smell, and sound (as well as other subtler senses). Although underlying sensitivity is the unifying factor behind all Empaths, how this sensitivity is "managed" or "funneled" varies from person to person. An Empath also possesses a very sensitive emotional nature, that is typically difficult to self-manage. Books have been written on "highly sensitive people" and those materials are relevant to this topic. However, being highly sensitive is only one part of the formula for Empaths. As a result of the interaction between an extremely sensitive neural network and the concurrent emotional nature of a person with this profile, Empaths are highly intuitive. The word intuition needs to be better understood when used in communications but I will save that for a later article. A better understanding of intuition leads to a better understanding of what actually constitutes an Empath. For now, I only want to say that Empaths are highly intuitive which means they tend to do things by feeling, by sensing, by reacting to proprioceptive queues, and by following "hunches, gut-feelings," etc. This includes critical decision making, reacting, and acting upon influences in their own lives predominately from intuitive queues. This process can lead to better or worse results depending upon the development of the Empath. Empaths are driven by their own intuitive natures. This can be for good or bad. There is no virtue implied in the term "Empath." After nine years of studying Empaths online, and thirty in general, I have found that the majority who step forward suffer from some form of mental distress or disorder. This does not mean that the majority of Empaths suffer from mental "illness", instead it implies that the majority of Empaths encountered in my research profess to some sort of "struggle" with their own uniqueness. Since my training is in mental health counseling, I found this to be fascinating and made this area a special part of my research. My model does not supplant the medical model of mental illness but does suggest that "excess wiring" (so to speak) and "diverse thresholds" may require other interventions beyond medical treatment. I firmly believe in adhering to the standards we have established in all medical and psychological fields of science. Yet this belief does not inhibit my desire to explore and discover through, what I call, the "panheuristic" process. Ask me about the panheuristic process in my Yahoo Empaths group.

Empaths are driven by deep intuitive connections that are largely unconscious, as if sitting on top of a vast oil reserve in the ground and being a conduit (oil well) for this massive amount of energy. Most of what an Empath senses or "knows" cannot be verified immediately which creates a terrible psychic conflict for the person. The over abundance of real and imagined stimuli are frequently overwhelming. Sorting out the two is even more so. That is why I am a major advocate of structured training! Imagine having vast amounts of information floating around in your head but no direct way to access it or express No way to sort it out or use it in any clearly defined way. Most of what it is cannot be proven immediately but does get proven over time. (I am skipping over a great deal of points here, just to make a point). The stress of taking in the emotions of other people, of sensing information on a continual basis, of being a "human sponge", of being driven by deep inner forces that are not understood, all create a "torture chamber" of sorts within the average Empath. This does not have to be as melodramatic as I make it sound, but please understand - it frequently is for the subject. I refer to this state in the Book of Storms as the "unbonded" Empath. Before figuring out who you are, you must figure out what you are, and reconcile the two. It's called the Book of STORMS for a reason! Learning about your internal storms, the nature of "storms", and how to "manage your own inner weather" are all par for the course. Empaths identify with many forms of nature and frequently feel affinity towards storms. Obviously, it is a powerful personal smbol for me. I have always felt "connected" to storms. As a metaphor, storms offer an unending supply of creative insight. Many Empaths suffer from anxiety due to an overload of incoming stimuli and intuitive information. Some suffer from depression due to being overwhelmed with all the "storms" going on inside. It is not uncommon for an Empath to tell me that he or she has been diagnosed as "bipolar/manic-depressive." Now, that does not mean that if you were diagnosed as bipolar that you are automatically an Empath - it just means there is a possibility that we are quick to put medical labels on things without fully investigating them. The interesting questions that arise are: Are Empaths more susceptible to mental illness? OR Is the mental illness/distress the result of being an unbonded Empath? Which comes first? This research still goes on. I have met plenty of well adjusted Empaths - yet will still find that they seek some sort of comfort somewhere, either in mild medication or counseling, something to soothe those internal storms. The professional fields of Psychology & Psychiatry do not yet recognize these factors and continue to leave all the issues "clumped" together, undifferentiated. I originally planned this work for a doctoral thesis but will not be pursuing that in this lifetime now. Instead, I am putting it into a user friendly format in hope that an emerging self-awareness among Empaths will take place, creating a positive wave of change for the planet. Anytime the "collective mind" of the human race can change towards the better and grow, good can happen on new scales. Yes, I am an idealist. We frequently are. Now, for a more popular explanation! An Empath is a type of "psychic", but instead of reading the "future" or viewing remote objects, the Empath specializes in reading people. I only mention all this because there is now a huge overlap/confusion between the two words. The "free for all" mentality of the new age movement seized upon the Empath term after we flooded it on the internet, so everyone , everywhere threw in what they had or knew to the concept. I suggest using the word Empath as a hybrid form of psychic, more of a realistic/grounded version of our potential for extra sensory perception. An Empath is sensitive to the visible as well as the invisible. An Empath

reads body language, tone of voice, body movements, the words people choose when they speak, the words they avoid, the logic they use; and the hidden things that only an Empath can sense inside another person. A fully developed Empath reads on what could be considered a 360 degree scope. I have this entire 360 scope mapped out in great detail in a teaching model I call the PHI Model of Consciousness or P.H.I. P.H.I. stands for "panheuristic intelligence" which is ultimately what I am advocating. My research has been inspired by the work of Dr. Timothy Leary and the many brilliant souls who elaborated on his work. It is also inspired by the profound teachings of the Buddha, from the very core and heart of what I believe the Dharma to be. Empaths are extremely powerful people. In the next article I will tell you what I mean by that and introduce the first course. The first course is very basic. Yes, I know - you could be very advanced and beyond all that, but start the first course in Empath 101: "Dreamtongue" starting with the basics. That way, by the time you get to the advanced stuff - you will excel and feel wonderful about your growth! Dreamtongue is a course in empathic communication and is the pre-requisite for all classes to follow. To benefit from the course start with the introduction and then work with each lesson separately and in order. You can work at your own pace. Some people will be ahead of you, some will be behind, and others will be starting just after you. Work at your own pace. Post questions as needed and share your experiences with the materials inside the Yahoo group. Do not be concerned with others being ahead of you or of feeling that you are too far behind. Just work in your own timeframe and you will be fine. This process has been tested over the years by many people.

Stage One
Awakening the Sleeping Empath Within You
To begin with you are already psychic. That means you are already receiving information through levels distinct from your ordinary senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Therefore, there is no actual need for you to develop "psychic abilities." If you practice "psychic development" exercises that is fine and it is your own choice but it can be a waste of time without perspective. You may or may not have realized this part of yourself yet. Every person, and in fact, every living thing on this planet is psychic (and by that I essentially mean that we are all "interconnected" on levels that are not readily apparent - yielding more information than we have currently acknowledged or understood.) Many years of experience and research have helped me discover some important facts that have led me to this conclusion that every living thing is psychic. I will be sharing those points of information with you throughout this book. What is important for you to learn is how to recognize and utilize all of the information that is already coming to you. It is through your intuitive abilities that you will begin to nurture your Empath nature. You will find within these lessons intense guidance and support for realizing your empathic potential. The process of learning the empathic language, Dreamtongue, automatically takes you through all of the stages of becoming an Empath. You can pass through the stages again and again, growing more each time, spiraling open from within.

An Empath is an "active psychic." By active psychic I mean a person who is capable of using their psychic abilities at any point in time just as they would any of their other abilities. I propose this image over that of someone who is "trying to do something remarkable or extraordinary." Most psychic information is very mundane and even useless. Specifically, Empaths have highly attuned sensitivity to the emotional and mental states of others, as a result of active psi abilities. Everyone has a psychic potential, but not everyone knows how to access or utilize that potential on a regular basis, in a useful way. Until this part of our brains is properly mapped out by science most work in this area will be guess work. (speculation) The primary venue for "psychic connection" occurs between people and living things, so psychic communication takes place primarily between people. Empaths are "psychic" about people; more so than about objects, times, or events. Therefore, the term Empath here indicates an active people focused psychic, a person who listens to and utilizes the silent language of Dreamtongue to enhance relationships and communications. In theory, an Empath should be an expert in relationships and communications. We'll hold that thought for now. I will use the words psychic, intuitive, and empathic interchangeably throughout the lessons, gradually redirecting the terms towards a more "empathic goal." Intuitive information is always present within your mind. You may not be aware of that information. The problem or challenge is that intuitive information is largely received and stored in your unconscious. The way to tap into that information is by listening in to a very subtle dialog that is occurring in your head even as you read this. It is possible that you have many dialogs, voices, or thoughts going on in your mind at all times, drowning out the intuitive information available to you. This is the problem of the discursive mind. There is a exercise that I teach, called "focused sitting" that tames this issue very effectively. It is addressed in the second course called "The Psychology of Energy." That internal dialog is the result of your conscious and unconscious communicating with each other in a continuous feedback loop. You may or may not have noticed this dialog before. Most of us notice the nagging, critical version of an inner voice that dissects our thoughts and feelings. Most of us are preoccupied with that voice. Yet there is a more powerful, more "REAL" voice just underneath all that inner mental noise. It is a very small and soft "voice" or form of information, often referred to as the small still voice within. I call this your "dream voice." This dream voice is the "sound" of the dialog between your conscious and unconscious minds. That dream voice is the one that urges you at times to turn right on a street, to pick up the phone and call someone, or to avoid a certain place at a certain time. Often we ignore that voice and think later that we should have listened. It's more of a feeling than a sound, yet it is something somewhere in-between, an echo. It is through these pages and my teachings that I send out my silent echo. I visualize Empaths like whales and dolphins around the oceans of the world. We have a level of communication available to us that is not limited by time and space. I send my silent echo to all who can hear and all who will come. How often have you said something like, "I kept thinking that I should call you but I just didn't," or, "something kept telling me to drive down that street but I just thought I was being silly?"

This tiny little messenger comes from the feedback loop between your conscious and unconscious mind. It is difficult to listen to this voice because it speaks a different language, the empathic language of Dreamtongue. An important distinction between the "conscious mind voice" and the" unconscious mind voice" is as follows:

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The "conscious voice", the rational waking mind, speaks loud and clear. It's primary mode is to analyze, break things down, and utilize those things. The "unconscious mode," the intuitive subconscious mind, speaks in whispers, shades, and metaphors. Its primary mode is to synthesize, put together, and reveal more gestalt workings.

When the intuitive voice is trying to tell you something it is often a matter of guessing the message. It is very much like talking to someone who speaks a different language than you. Occasionally you can get the gist of what they are trying to say but it is mostly guess work. This is where most of us struggle with intuitive nature. We are often aware that we are receiving or sensing some information but do not know how to interpret it. The dream voice comes from the sleeping Empath within. I use that metaphor to encourage a subjective feeling, like having a rosebud inside that has yet to bloom. The potential of awakening a sleeping Empath within, invites growth and transformation on many levels. Your inner Empath/psychic is sleeping because it is within your unconscious, its "eyes" are closed but it still sees, its ears are closed but it still hears. Your inner Empath whispers to you when you are awake. It is your best friend and your guide. It is you, in your fullest capacity. When you sleep you travel into your unconscious where the barrier between you and your inner Empath disappears. In your sleep you experience the language of your unconscious through dreams. Once you awaken that language fades into the background and becomes the quiet dream voice once again.

Stage Two
The Basics of Empathic Language
Now that you have studied Lesson One you have essentially completed the first stage of preliminary training in Dreamtongue. The idea is to formulate an understanding of your own empathic nature by examining your beliefs and by considering some very basic information. If you are unsure about what you established in stage one then please re-read the chapter. Although you will receive these lessons at a steady rate, please remember to yourself. Work at the speed that benefits you the most. There is no hurry. The effort you put into each lesson, the more benefit you will receive from them all. you are sure that you are finished with the first lesson then you are ready to Dreamtongue. pace more Once learn

Dreamtongue is the language of the unconscious, the language of dreams and the empathic levels of the mind. Here I want to give you working definitions of the terms conscious and unconscious. This is the foundation of the language. The conscious mind is the part of you that uses words to think and to deal with information. The conscious mind involves all those things of which you are aware at any given moment. The normal flow of the conscious mind deals with sensory input from the eyes, ears, nose, taste buds, and sense of touch. The conscious mind is synthesized from the verbal centers of the brain, the language centers. Any thought or perception organized by words, by language, and, of which you are aware, is occurring in your conscious mind. Remember the analogy that your waking mind is the Sun? The Sun provides light and light is awareness. When you become aware of something it has entered your conscious mind. The unconscious mind deals with information as well but does not directly use words. You process stimuli without words and it is this processing that I am referring to as the unconscious. It is still possible to receive information without being aware of it. The classic example is that you can be sitting in a room with a clock ticking and not be aware of the sound. Your ears still pick up the sound but you are not paying attention to it, therefore no thought is attached to it. In other words, it does not enter your conscious mind. Another example might be that subtle shifts in temperature and motion occur when someone is walking up from behind you, but you are not consciously aware of that person. Your own body chemistry and nervous system may respond to those shifts but no thought is attached to them. You are then receiving information about a person coming up behind you but not from what you see or hear directly. This information is being processed through your unconscious mind, your nonverbal centers. The potential for receiving information in this way is proprioception. Some people have used proprioception to explain away empathic abilities but in so doing they are throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Proprioception is just the tip of the iceberg, the tip of the unconscious mind. The unconscious goes much deeper than proprioception. Anything that is occurring within your body is part of your unconscious. In fact, to truly understand and define the unconscious would be to say that your body itself is the unconscious! You are all mind and all body. There is no separation from the two. Once you work with that understanding you will be amazed at how much empathic information has been knocking at your door, just waiting for you to open that door! The world of infinite possibilities opens up when you understand that mind and body are one thing. Yet our language cuts the two in apart no matter how carefully we choose our words. Just as the conscious mind links to the verbal centers of the brain, the unconscious links into the associational centers. The associational centers are more like the memory of things seen or the memory of things heard, rather than being involved with actual seeing and hearing. Now this is important: the associational centers form the channel between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. This is the place where the small still voice within originates. The dialogue inside of this channel is the dream voice, the place where Dreamtongue occurs.

To break these definitions of conscious and unconscious down into usable forms I will say the following: The conscious mind communicates with words as language; the unconscious mind communicates with associations as language. When you look at a decorated Christmas tree your senses tell you that it is a green tree with objects attached to it. It is probably not doing anything other than holding still and blinking with small lights. Yet, a deeper perception of the tree is occurring involving all types of feelings that are the result of associations. When you look at a Christmas tree you do not just see a tree with objects on it, you see Christmas past and present, you have many feelings of all sorts, you associate it with all types of experiences. Since you have probably had a lot of practice with responding to Christmas trees, most of your associations to the tree flow readily into your conscious mind. When you are not aware of those associations they remain dormant in your unconscious. Empathic information, by definition, originates within your unconscious. It usually stays there unless it creates an impulse strong enough to surface in some fashion. Empathic information does not have the direct link to sight and hearing as does sensory information. Sensory information communicates to you externally then is taken internally for processing. Empathic information works exactly the opposite. Empathic information originates internally and then can be communicated externally. Empathic information is by definition, always a response to something. Too often people try to measure empathic information by the same standards as sensory information. It is equivalent to the fellow looking for his keys under the lamp because there is more light. It does not work to treat empathic information and sensory information as the same phenomenon. Therefore you cannot use the same instruments or procedures to measure them. Dreamtongue is the language of the unconscious, the language of dreams, of symbols and associations, of archetypes, and the levels of empathic awareness. It is a language rich in meaning and impact on our lives. Normal verbal language is very limited by comparison. Dreamtongue is like communicating in holograms. A hologram is a special type of photography that produces a three dimensional image. If the photographic plate is shattered into pieces, each piece is capable of producing the full three dimensional image of the original. Each piece contains the essence of the whole. Advanced theorists in science and philosophy have proposed that the universe itself is one singular hologram of which we are all a part. Each part then contains the essence of the whole. Dreamtongue speaks with symbols and associations that are in effect holograms. Any part of Dreamtongue contains the essence of every other part, so if you only get a tiny bit of information, that tiny bit contains the entire message. With all of this said, Dreamtongue is remarkably simple and beautiful. After many years of working with my own empathic perceptions and those of my students I have discovered that there are five primary levels of empathic perception. These five levels constitute the "grammar" of Dreamtongue. Just as in verbal language there are nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc., in Dreamtongue there are betas, thetas, alphas, etc. Learning about these levels and the "mechanics" of the language will help you speak and interpret the language. I also refer to these categories as the "alphabet"

for intuitive language, emphasizing the holographic interchangeability within each piece of information. Yet it is not imperative that you memorize the structure and parts of Dreamtongue, unless you want to teach Dreamtongue. Once you begin working with it you will find that it is a "living" force which empowers you naturally. It is your own natural language, coming from your heart, your soul, and all levels of your being. So study the parts and mechanics but do not be bogged down by the words. The words are to help your conscious mind become more open and receptive to empathic language. In this lesson you will pass through stage two of your preliminary training by learning about the five primary empathic levels and the types of communication that originates from each level. Throughout this course you will learn each distinctive level and then by stage eight you will learn how each level weaves into the amazing empathic language of Dreamtongue.

The Five Levels of Dreamtongue
In normal language you learn parts of speech and the rules for using the language. First you learn the alphabet, then small words, then more words, and eventually how to put the words together. Learning about the five levels of Dreamtongue is just like learning the empathic alphabet. The empathic alphabet is simpler because it only has five letters! These five letters also constitute a set of "grammar rules" for the flow of Dreamtongue. Sounds incredible that such a powerful language has only five letters, but remember that the language is holographic. An entire message is available in one bit of information. To make the empathic alphabet usable by the conscious mind I have used Greek letters to describe them. Please note: I am not utilizing the Greek letters to parallel any other system which also refers to Greek letters. The five letters of the empathic alphabet are (in order): Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma. It is not important here to know the actual Greek letters for we are not talking normal written language. Remember Dreamtongue works by associations, not by literal definition. To keep these five letters distinct as empathic language I have paired or associated them with five images from a traditional empathic teaching, the five Tattwas from the Tibetan magickal traditions. This association comes from my efforts to weave together the fine connection between Eastern and Western insight through the field of Empath Psychology. Dreamtongue has it's roots in Eastern and Western Mysticicism, serious metaphysical schools of thought and philosophy, and especially Transpersonal Psychology. If you continue your study and progress into a detailed analysis of the Chakra system, you will find the associations between the five empathic levels and the Chakras to be quite profound. The association between the brain wave patterns, the empathic levels, and the Tattwa symbols may seem arbitrary at first, but one you have a solid grasp of those symbols you will be ready to learn an amazing silent language.

The Basics:

Beta -- is symbolized by the yellow square Tattwa Alpha -- is symbolized by the silver crescent Tattwa Theta -- is symbolized by the red triangle Tattwa Delta -- is symbolized by the blue circle Tattwa Gamma -- is symbolized by the purple oval Tattwa Now you have the five letters of the empathic alphabet. At this point they have no real meaning to you. When you first learned your ABC's you simply copied them down or recited them because the teacher asked you to do so. Eventually you found out that you put the letters together to spell the words you use. Dreamtongue originates from how your mind/body whole communicates and functions. Next I have tied the empathic alphabet into brain waves. Brain waves change as your activity and state of being changes. There are four general levels of brain waves that relate to the empathic alphabet and a fifth category which is unique to Dreamtongue.
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Beta (association: yellow square) When the brain is aroused and actively engaged in cognitive or mental activities, it generates beta waves. Beta waves are of relatively low amplitude, and are the fastest of the four different brainwaves. The frequency of beta waves ranges from 15 to 40 cycles a second. The level of brain wave activity for each state is not critical information here. I mention it just to show that the brain does divide into levels of functioning but mainly to show that we are using symbolic associations for those levels, rather than scientific measures. I encourage research into brain wave activities if you wish to advance your studies. When you are actively engaged in a conversation you are generating beta waves. A person delivering a passionate speech is in a high beta state. In Dreamtongue, Beta is your conscious waking state. The more active and alert you are the more Beta you generate. Beta is the mainframe for the software in your brain, in other words, the "foundation" for your conscious mind.

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Alpha (association: silver crescent) Alpha brainwaves are slower and higher in amplitude. Their frequency ranges from 9 to 14 cycles per second. You are generating alphas when you relax, are near day dreaming, near sleep, or just entering sleep. The most intense Alpha state is the hynogogic state, which is right before you fall asleep. Alpha is fertile ground for empathic receptivity; it is the primary channel of empathic awareness.

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Theta (association: red triangle) Theta brainwaves, are typically of even greater amplitude and slower frequency than Alpha waves. This frequency range is normally between 5 and 8 cycles a second. You normally only generate thetas when you are in deep sleep or in the middle of a powerful meditation. The R.E.M (rapid eye movement) stage of sleep and dreaming are associated with Theta. Theta is the inner screen upon which you view empathic information and imagery.

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Delta Delta brainwaves are of the greatest amplitude and slowest frequency. They typically range from 1.5 to 4 cycles per second. Typically, 2 to 3 cycles a second. You generate deltas when you are in deep dreamless sleep, so deep that it would be difficult to wake you. It is also possible to generate deltas when you are in profound states of meditation and altered states of consciousness. Fully actualized and trained Empaths can generate a Delta state with their eyes open.

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Gamma Gamma is distinct from the above four states. Delta involves brain waves at 1 to 4 cycles per second. So it seems we have run out of brain waves doesn't it? Gamma is not associated with specific brain wave states; rather it is the source state of consciousness. It is the potential for consciousness and the potential for any brain wave state. It is the holographic potential of the mind expressed as a unified field, the mental equivalent of "implicate order" a concept you will be introduced to in later lessons. Gamma is the source of consciousness which eludes the microscope and the trained eye. You generate gamma simply by "being". Gamma is not identified in other systems, it is unique to Dreamtongue.
Let's look at what you have learned so far. There are five letters of the empathic alphabet. Each one is labeled with a Greek letter. Each letter is symbolized by a Tattwa symbol. Each symbol relates roughly to a brain wave state. The final part of this lesson ties in specific types of empathic functioning related to each empathic letter.

Beta is related to empathic activity expressed through the physical body and through physical objects. Beta events are psychokinesis, mind over matter, influence by thought, moving objects with the mind, etc.

What normally comes to mind with Beta events are images of someone willing the needle of a compass to move, or bending spoons, or the more dramatic idea of levitation. Yet psychokinesis or telekinesis is better understood through phenomenon like empathic healing. The ability of your empathic mind to influence your own body and the body of another better captures the nature of Beta. Beta messages are discussed in the following chapter. Alpha is related to general empathic sensitivity. The Alpha state is a more receptive state than Beta. Beta "generates," Alpha 'receives." In Beta the waking mind you are more in a state of generating or sending out signals. In the Alpha state you are opening up your awareness to greater degrees of receptivity. In Alpha you become more aware of internal signals and can better focus on your dream voice. You are tuning out some of the outside world and are listening in to the internal word of the unconscious. The Alpha level relates to generalized types of empathic functioning like sensing emotions, sensing danger, unusual feelings that are "signals", general or vague intuition, hunches, and feelings in general are Alpha messages. Theta is what I like to call "psychic" central. It is the place where empathic information is processed. When you are asleep and dreaming a vivid dream you are in a Theta state and in that state empathic information is woven into the fabric of the dream. Theta involves mind to mind communication, or telepathy. Telepathy is when two people speak Dreamtongue to each other at the Theta level. Telepathy is possible between all living things plant or animal. Telepathy involves the process of listening or empathic hearing. It is not a matter of "reading another person's mind," which is more of a stage trick. It is the result of two or more nervous systems becoming synchronized or linked in some fashion. The communication can involve thinking the same or similar thoughts or having the same feelings, physical or emotional. Theta is the "point" where we connect with others. Delta is the source of all the empathic information that is processed in Theta. Here information exists as holograms, composites, and gestalts. Delta is related to the very function of empathic perceiving. It is the level of empathic vision or "clairvoyance." Here information comes as pictures, images, and symbols, all which contain information that can be translated into feelings, thoughts, and words. Delta is the sleeping Empath within you. Sleeping because it is shut off from the senses but very active and very powerful within your unconscious. Gamma is the level that baffles everyone and even eludes the serious researchers of parapsychology. Gamma is the place beyond all of our senses and awareness. From Gamma comes perception of future and past events. It cannot be clearly defined nor can it be fully controlled. The previous four levels of empathic functioning relate to the interconnectedness between living things. The abilities of precognition, seeing into the future, and retrocognition, seeing into the past, result from an understanding of existence that is not available to our conscious minds. Although a veritable universe of speculation exists

in this area, I encourage you to keep an open mind with regards to explaining Gamma phenomenon. At the Gamma level we enter the world of metaphysical and spiritual knowledge, something that best communicated through Dreamtongue, through symbols, myths, archetypes, ideas, and associations. Dreamtongue involves at first a deep understanding and connection with Gamma, then in the advanced stages, it involves a very careful and deliberate use of words and images to evoke and process information. All five levels of empathic functioning do not occur independently of each other. They are all happening at the same time within you right now. You learn them separately but eventually you merge your understanding of them all working in unison. The Delta state is active within you right now even though you are not in a deep sleep, but it is active in the unconscious. Each part of your self communicates with every other part creating a continuous flow of Dreamtongue. In the following chapters you will learn how to understand and develop each level so that you too will learn the exquisite nature of empathic language.

Stage Two Review
1. The goal of stage two is to educate yourself about the basics of empathic language. 2. The conscious mind communicates with words for language. The unconscious mind communicates with associations through symbols, images, archetypes, and feelings. 3. There are five "letters" to the empathic alphabet. Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma. These letters also act as "rules of grammar" for understanding the flow of Dreamtongue. 4. The five letters are symbolized by Tibetan Tattwas: the yellow square for Beta, the silver crescent for Alpha, the red triangle for Theta, the blue circle for Delta, and the purple oval for Gamma. This association provides a geometric link, or visual dimension to Dreamtongue. The five letters represent the five levels of empathic functioning which are related to brain wave functions and empathic functions:

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Beta: rapid brain waves, mind over matter; the continuum between consciousness and matter. Alpha: relaxed, relaxing brain waves; empathic sensitivity, psychometry, blind sensing, intuition. Theta: REM brainwaves, telepathy, empathic dreams, empathic hearing. Delta: profoundly slow, deep brain waves, empathic source, empathic seeing (clairvoyance). Gamma: pure retrocognition. consciousness as unified field effect, precognition,

6. Dreamtongue is the result of all of these levels interacting with one another on a continuous basis. All levels are active at all times but specific states are more conducive to accessing a particular level. I have tied in classic psychic terms, such as "telepathy" and "clairvoyance" for a reason.

Becoming a fully actualized Empath involves a total integration of the personality with one's abilities and the understanding of one's abilities. To become an awakened Empath is to "become whole", first and foremost. So the subject of psychic phenomenon is not treated as a separate category in this beginning course.

Ø Keypoint: Now, to reach amazing levels of empathic awareness within yourself, I want you to stop thinking of intuition and psychic perception as "abilities," and start thinking of them as a form of language. This is the secret discovered by my work in the School of Empath Psychology. This is what will accelerate your learning and your dev

Stage Three
Developing Empathic Awareness

In the previous lesson you passed through stage two of your training in Dreamtongue. You are on your way to becoming a fully actualized Empath, which in it's full realized form, is called an "implicate."
You have learned the core parts of the empathic alphabet and how they relate to the levels of empathic functioning. In this lesson you will learn the details of the Beta level, how to recognize and interpret Beta messages, as well as how to understand this first level of Dreamtongue.

Beta is the first level of the empathic language. This stage introduces you to plugging your five primary senses into available empathic information. Remember the sleeping empathic within you is functionally separate from your conscious mind and does not normally use your primary senses. To the empathic within you, Beta is the outer world, the surface world, the outermost regions of your psyche. For all practical purposes Beta is everything that is perceived by your eyes, ears, nose, taste buds, touch, etc. You are in a Beta state when you are awake and alert. A Beta state occurs as you are generating an abundance of brain wave cycles per second. The more active you are the more brain waves you can generate. You might want to call Beta the "nonempathic" level, but don't. There is no such thing as a nonempathic level. Empathic phenomenon occurs because of an innate connectedness between all things, especially living things. Due to the fact that your primary senses are active in Beta, your brain has been conditioned to rely on those senses for survival.

Your primary senses are your outermost senses but they, too, have deep roots in the unconscious. Through the Beta stage of your training you will learn to use what your outermost senses provide in order to interpret empathic information. Beta is you as a whole solid entity with mass, density, weight, etc. The empathic part of Beta is actually your eyes, ears, nose, etc.; empathic because these organs take signals in to your interior world, your psyche. They are essentially gateways to your inner world. These gateways are limited by their physical dimensions but are very practical tools. The limitation of those senses is represented by the yellow square of Beta . The yellow is light, awareness, boxed in on four sides. The four sides indicate an orientation to the physical world by representing north, south, east, and west in their respective places. All of this information sounds very fundamental and elementary – and it is. But if you make an effort to learn it you will be prepared for more complex courses that provide truly amazing insight into empathic functioning. Since information from the primary senses is dominant at the Beta level for most people, information from the innermost senses hides behind the conscious mind. As you will learn, the innermost senses are Alpha, Theta, and Delta. The omniscient Gamma mind, which you possess, cannot really be described as a sense. At the Beta level information from your primary senses floods your brain on a continuous basis, keeping your awareness busy most of the time. Direct empathic information, information that is not apparent to your primary senses, is typically drowned out by all the activity in your waking mind. All the activity in your waking mind is a form of "mental noise," which is almost always louder than your dream voice. The dream voice is always present and always available. Your dream voice is simply your empathic awareness at the Beta level. It is the connecting point between your innermost and outermost senses. Beta is then, the vehicle for the entire process. This makes Beta VERY important: not something to avoid, skirt around, or ignore. Instead Beta is your key to powerful empathic functioning. Now let's wrap the previous two paragraphs together. Beta is the vehicle for the entire empathic process and that vehicle is your full body/mind system. Beta is the receiver and the sender of information. The Beta senses are constrained by physical limitations but are rooted in the deeper senses, which have no physical constraints. Your body is your Beta level. Your waking mind is your Beta level. Other than empathic dreaming, much of your empathic work will occur while you are in Beta, or are awake. To become an active empathic, you must connect your normal waking state with your empathic nature. You do this by understanding the nature of Beta and by understanding that empathic information is available through sensory information. To understand how empathic information is available through sensory information requires rethinking some more beliefs about empathic abilities. In working with students to open their own empathic channels, I often have them do an exercise where one class member stands in front of the group while the rest attempt to retrieve empathic information about that person. Frequently students express concern that impressions they have come from what they can see and are therefore logical conclusions or guesses. Usually they spend so much time trying to avoid sensory information and guessing that they do not tap into their empathic impressions. The point of understanding the Beta level is that you can

take any Beta message (sensory input) and follow it like a thread until you go to deeper levels and discover empathic information. For example, a woman once stood before the class who had several qualities that some people in the class associated with being a nurse. They said that her shoes, her haircut, and her overall demeanor somehow made them think that she was a nurse. The people who were arguing within themselves that this conclusion was the result of obvious signs as well as guessing, could get no further information. They were putting too much effort into resisting their primary senses. There were others who followed their sensory information and traveled into deeper territory. Someone saw a yellow sweater, even though she was not wearing anything yellow. Someone else saw fire all around her and two small children. After the session she told us that her and her two siblings were rescued from a fire when they were young, and yes, she received a yellow sweater as a present only days before this class. The point is to not discount sensory information. It is the beginning of a train of information that is available to you. Remember that empathic language works through association. You can follow sensory information by first acknowledging it, not by resisting it. Then allow associations to form around those perceptions. If you see someone slumped over and visibly unhappy, then recognize that conclusion as a Beta message, the first level of empathic language. Associations and impressions will then begin to form and as you examine those associations you are following that information down into deeper levels of perception. What we have established so far is that: A Beta message is any signal picked up by your primary senses. In the same way that your body is your Beta, the vehicle for your entire empathic process, a Beta message is the vehicle for an entire empathic message. If you are into highlighting, highlight the sentence you just read. It is a place to focus your awareness, and that focus acts like a magnet attracting associations. Those associations act as links to deeper senses. When you make associations and observe the impressions you get from them, you are following information to deeper levels. You are traveling into your unconscious, where your awareness is the flashlight. When you see a person who is visibly sad or feeling bad in some way your first impression is the Beta message. At this point you may make an association of someone breaking up in a relationship. That does not mean that the sad person has just broken up with someone, although it can. What it means is that you have started a flow of associations. By starting that flow you begin to connect with that person empathically. One of the most important points I can share with you about empathic perceptions is that they are more likely to occur when there is a specific need for them to occur. If the sad person who you saw was in significant distress and needed help that you could offer, your flow of associations would rapidly take you to that conclusion: to help. If you know the person and they are significant in your life, the chance of getting specific information is greater. The need is established by the relationship or by the level of distress. The use of divination tools is another form of Beta messages. The use of tarot cards, for example, is a way to utilize your Beta abilities. The cards serve as visible objects where you can focus your mind and make empathic associations. You will learn more about the use of tools in lesson seven.

At the Beta stage it is important to be alert, aware, and observant. The greater your ability to concentrate and focus, the greater your mastery of Beta will be. Pay attention to details without getting hung up on them. Take in your environment with open awareness. Here is a personal example of how I have used Beta messages for my own situation. Once when my daughter was about two years old, my wife and I had taken her to a park. While my wife was pushing my daughter on a swing, I did my usual "Beta sweep" of the park, concerned about any potential safety problems, in a park that occasionally has transients hanging about. With heightened awareness I simply did a gradual 360-degree turn, taking in everything my senses could determine. I looked at the people, the trees, the cars, anything that came into vision. In my sweep I saw a woman walking on a distant sidewalk. From the visible level she appeared to be a fairly young, well-dressed, average woman walking through the park. But that Beta message was filled with something else. I began associating negative or unusual feelings to her. From the visual level there was nothing wrong with her appearance or her activity. Still a red flag went up inside of me once I caught sight of her. She was far enough away that I could watch her without being rude. The negative feeling inside of me kept getting stronger, like a radar signal that was strengthening. I watched as the woman walked around the park and then turned, heading straight towards us. At this point my dream voice was saying "red alert, red alert," but there was nothing obvious to go by. The woman walked right up to me. Once I could see her eyes I saw that she appeared distressed, confused, and possibly very unstable. Her body movements were slightly distorted as she pointed to my child in the swing and asked, " Are you the father of that child?" I simply answered, "Yes, I am." She did not appear to believe me for some reason. She asked, "Are you sure?" I reassured her that I was the father of that child. She made an odd face and then marched off to another couple with a baby. We never did know for certain what she was up to or what was wrong with her but received ample warning to be on the alert for her. It is my educated opinion that empathic abilities work best when there is danger or urgency involved in a situation. I shared this example with you to illustrate how a Beta message, something I saw with my eyes, led to a deeper message (alpha). The more you are aware of what you see, hear, smell, and touch, the more you will be able to link your senses to your empathic awareness. Don't wait for some mysterious message or feeling to emerge in order to retrieve empathic information. Simply look around you. Feel the environment around you with your eyes. Do not put sensory information in a category separate from empathic information. It is all one and the same, it's all information. Empathic information can be enhanced by sensory information and sensory information can be enhanced by empathic information. At times sensory information and imagination act as a form of mental noise that makes it hard for the beginning empath to process empathic information. Strong emotional states can interfere with empathic reception. Imagined fears and intense desires are also at work within your psyche. This type of interference, or mental noise, is discussed in Lesson Five. Learning how to discern empathic impressions from mental noise comes from practice, experience, and increasing the connection with your inner empathic. Now, on to deeper levels of Beta.

Beta relates to empathic activity expressed through the physical body. Not only through the physical senses but also through physical states. These states can be electrical, chemical, or nuclear. Empathic energy, or internally generated energy (innergy) is always present within you. This energy can impact your physical, emotional, and mental state. It can also impact the physical, emotional, and mental state of another person. Whenever you extend your empathic energy outside of yourself to another person or an object, this activity is called psychokinesis or telekinesis. Psychokinesis is intentionally sent Beta energy. The origin of that intent can be either conscious or unconscious. Unfortunately, movies and television have imprinted on most people the image of psychokinesis (PK) as lifting large objects with the mind and flinging them across a room. The dramatic portrayals of PK as superhuman and supernatural make it seem to be the most unlikely of all empathic abilities. Yet it is very human and very accessible by anyone. The best application for PK is through what has been popularly called empathic healing. If you concentrate on another person you can send your own empathic energy to that person. There are many people in the world who have devoted themselves to the idea of healing and helping others. They have trained and conditioned their empathic energy to work with thoughts of repair, regeneration, healing, love, and compassion. When a healing empath concentrates on another person she is sending Beta messages of healing, love, and compassion. For a healer to do this, their own body fills up with the healing energy, their Beta state, with energy of love, healing, and compassion until it over flows and transfers to another person. Which leads to another important point. Can empathic energy be used to generate harm or negativity? First, look at how the process works. The sender would have to first fill up with harmful and negative energy until it overflowed. They would then have to be capable of directing that energy to another person while consumed with the negativity. Who would be the first victim of such an attack? You guessed it, the sender. It is not impossible but the sender pays a great cost and is consumed by the energy before being able to send it.

Generating a Beta Message
To generate a Beta message simply requires an action. Every action you take, no matter how small, generates a Beta message. Your physical presence in a room generates a Beta message. Beta energy is something you generate all the time to move your body. You can learn to generate Beta energy in more creative ways. Symbolic gestures associated with specific intent can be very powerful Beta messages. For example, each time you want to send healing energy you can touch your heart with your hands as you focus on the target of your healing. Some people like to touch their forehead as they concentrate on receiving empathic information. The classic images of witches and magicians gesturing with specific intent certainly comes to mind when considering ways to generate Beta messages. Observe your own body language and expressive gestures to see how you are already performing this empathic act. The type of gestures and movements you associate with specific empathic functions should be unique and meaningful to you personally. With

practice you will find creative and meaningful movements which will evolve from your own empathic practice. I have developed a system of hand gestures that communicate dreamtongue messages; I call this system "xenchi" (zen chee), which is a course unto itself. Beta is the foundation for creative action or "ritual." Hand gestures, for example, are Beta messages. If your hand gesture contains within it an Alpha message, or association, regarding relaxation and calm, then you can send Beta energy to calm and relax someone. Creative actions or rituals generate a theme of Beta messages for specific goals: healing, restoring, protecting, connecting, celebrating, sharing, etc. For example, an empathic healer moving his or her hands over the area around someone's body to generate healing energy, is what I mean by ritual. The moving around of the hands is not really necessary but it acts as a Beta channel. The most exciting action you can take to send a Beta message is one we normally take for granted: The act of talking generates Beta messages. The power of the human voice carries Beta signals. This also works the other way around. When someone is talking to you they are sending you Beta messages. Remember, Beta messages contain other messages within them. When someone speaks to me, I get empathic impressions from their voice and their choice of words. This is an area you can grow strong in as you advance in your development as an empath. Last, but definitely not least, what you could call the "most empathic" level of Beta. It is only the "most empathic" level in the traditional sense of what we think of as empathic or even "psychic". Since Beta is essentially your body/mind, messages that originate from within your unconscious, from the inner empathic, are felt within your body. This form of Beta message takes the form of physical sensations and changes. Empaths are all about feeling: not just emotionally but through physical states as well. These Beta messages can be through: an increase or decrease in body temperature, an increase or decrease in physical tension (such as around the stomach area), specific sensations on the skin, tingling or pain in the body, an increase or decrease in sense of weightiness (suddenly feeling heavier and slower, or feeling lighter and faster), and so on. Beta is the level of "gut reactions," bodily responses to empathic perceptions. You may not be consciously aware of what your body is responding to at first. Many years ago I was at a Laundromat when this man walked in and sat down in a chair. There were plenty of other people there and I had no response to them. But when he walked in my whole body suddenly felt very heavy and slow. My stomach was tightening and my whole body suddenly seemed to be rebelling against me. When I looked at the man or was near him the feeling intensified. From the immediate Beta level, what was visible to my eyes, he did not appear to stand out from any of the other people in the Laundromat. Nevertheless, I could not stand to be around him. I grabbed my clothes out of the washing machine and took them home wet. I did not know why I had to leave but knew enough to trust what my body was telling me. A week later I was driving down the road when an unmarked police car pulled me over. I wasn't speeding and didn't have a clue why they were pulling me over. A detective came up to my car window and mentioned my name and address, and asked if I was that person. I said that I was. He then pulled out a photograph and asked me if I had ever

seen the person in the picture. Guess who it was! You got it, the man from the Laundromat! It turns out that he was waiting in the Laundromat to get up the nerve to rob the bank right next to it. He was armed and dangerous. You might be wondering how the detectives knew I had been at the Laundromat. Could they be Empaths as well? It turns out that I had thrown away some mail at the Laundromat, which of course, had my address on it. They had gone through the trash after the robbery looking for clues. The moral of the story is: your body is just as much a part of your empathic mind as any other part. Pay attention to feelings and responses within your body. When someone is intending to do harm or has a strong potential to do harm, they are sending out intense Beta signals. Beta messages through the body are especially strong when there is danger or imminent threat near you. I personally believe that empathic abilities are natural skills primarily developed for the purposes of safety and protection. Eventually our culture will recognize that and we will develop greater means of protection and security. Although Beta messages through the body tend to be uniquely patterned around the individual, there are some general patterns for you to learn. The most consistent pattern deals with feelings of expansiveness versus feelings of contraction. Feelings of contraction, drawing in, closing up, tightening, usually occur in response to a negative or harmful influence. It can be from the presence of danger or from the presence of something or someone you just do not like. How your body responds to your environment is determined by your perceptions, beliefs, and general feelings. Feelings of expansion, opening up, relaxing, usually occur in response to a positive or pleasant influence. Some people begin to feel "giddy", restless, or excited before receiving some good news or encountering a much-desired event or person. Areas of empathic sensitivity vary from person to person, but common areas for Beta body messages are the

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temples & forehead, the back of the neck, the throat, the chest, and the stomach.

Pretty much down the center of the body following the path of the spine. The spine carries the central nervous system down from the brain to the rest of the body and serves as the pathway for empathic information. Some empathic traditions of yoga have identified seven empathic centers in the spine. These seven centers have been called "chakras." The way people tend to receive Beta body messages along the center of the body appears to correlate fairly well with the idea of the seven empathic centers. The Tattwas, like the for example, are said to be geometric shapes that are genetically programmed into the central nervous system that stimulate the empathic centers. Visually focusing on a given Tattwa or visualizing a Tattwa, is said to stimulate the

particular energy of that shape. The yellow square is related to Beta energy, which is how empathic information is generated externally and received internally through the body. At this point you should have an initial understanding of Beta, the first letter of the empathic alphabet. Remember, you are learning the alphabet first. As you learn the other four empathic letters, your understanding will grow as you see how they combine and interact to form the empathic language. Through Beta you can see that your very environment speaks to you in Dreamtongue, a silent language that forms from the actions, events, and objects around you. To an empath the movement of the world itself is poetry, is a language far beyond words and ideas. I have talked to you about getting signals from the actions and words of people, but the fullness of Dreamtongue comes from looking at a beautiful sky, a sunset over water, a field of wild flowers, an intense thunderstorm, etc. When you begin to observe the world around you, listening to what it is saying to you, you will begin to hear the language of Dreamtongue. In hearing the language you will also feel it. In feeling the empathic language you will learn to interpret it and to speak it. I wrote the Book of Storms in dreamtongue language and continue to be amazed by the power of it.

Stage Three Review
1. The goal of stage three is to understand what Beta is and what forms a Beta message can take. 2. Beta is the body/mind as a whole unit, the container of the entire empathic process. 3. A Beta message is any information that can be perceived through the primary senses. 4. Beta energy is empathic energy that is generated by a person and is normally called psychokinesis, or PK. 5. Beta energy or PK can be used for healing or influencing objects & people. 6. A Beta message contains all the other levels of empathic information. 7. Internal empathic impressions form external Beta messages in the body through feelings and sensations. 8. Understanding Dreamtongue begins by learning to observe and listen to the world around you. elopment as a fully actualized Empath.

Stage Four
Developing Empathic Sensitivity
In Lesson three you learned about Beta and Beta messages. You learned that your mind/body is your primary Empathic

instrument and that all activity around you are Beta messages. You speak with Beta through your body and your movements. Each Beta message contains potential Empathic information and how you respond to that Empathic information depends upon how you view your world. Life itself is a flow of Beta activity and you yourself can generate Beta energy to heal and shape the life around you. In short, you have learned your first Empathic letter and are now ready for your second. Be patient with yourself as you move through this material. What you learn in each stage will expand as you move through the stage following it. Progress at your own rate and relax into the experience. You are now entering stage four of your preliminary training as an empath. As far as the information part goes, we are leaving the familiar waking world of Beta and are entering into the classical domain of "the Empathic." If I were to discuss Beta and Alpha as territories I would describe Beta as the outermost rim of the territory, the external world, and Alpha as the vast expanse of your interior landscape. Alpha is the internal world of your psyche. It is the place of dreams, imagery, memory, myth, emotion, and shadows. Where Beta is the bright yellow light of the Sun enclosed by the four sides of a square, Alpha is the light reflected from the surface of the Moon, apas symbolized in a silver crescent. The silver crescent is an excellent symbol for Alpha the unconscious. The Moon reflects the light of the Sun but is covered in partial darkness from a shadow. The partial Moon light of the crescent represents the partial consciousness of Alpha and the shadow over the Moon suggests the presence of the unconscious. An Alpha state occurs when you slow your brain waves down to around 8 to 13 cycles per second. This can be done by closing your eyes and relaxing. Visualizing a peaceful scene and taking a few deep breaths will take you even deeper into Alpha. Alpha is just under the surface of your waking mind and is always available to you. A common, yet outdated , term for Empathic ability is "the sixth sense." This implies one more sense past the five primary senses. In fact we really have more than five primary senses. In addition to sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, we have a kinesthetic sense which detects movement and body orientation. There are even subtler senses within the body. All of these senses form a ladder that extends down into the unconscious levels of the mind. For now, I will keep the primary senses lumped into the first five of Beta and refer to Alpha as the sixth sense. Alpha as the sixth sense acts like a compass or divining rod within your body/mind. It generates vague or undefined information that can create a sense of a push or a pull within you. A pull would be a desire to move toward something, a push would be a reaction to move back from something or someone. Remember my story about the bank robber? In Dreamtongue the Beta message was " a man in the Laundromat," but within that Beta signal was an Alpha message as well. The Alpha message was a pushing away, a desire to get away from that man. It was an Alpha message because it did not come with explicit instructions or explanations.

I did not get a Empathic news flash saying, "Attention. Attention. That man has a gun and is dangerous. He is about to rob the bank next door." Instead my body translated the Alpha message of something wrong into a Beta message of a sense of heaviness and constriction in my body. Here you can see how Beta and Alpha work together. As you advance through this training you will learn how all five levels are not at all separate and distinct. They are really a continuum, a ladder of consciousness. You are learning each one separately in order to strengthen your understanding of each level. In the language of Dreamtongue Alphas are hunches, intuitions, general feelings, inclinations, unexplained reactions/responses. If an Alpha message is strong enough it will push its way up (or out) through the body and become a Beta message. Whether a Empathic message is heard as an Alpha or a Beta depends upon two things: (1) You as an individual. Are you more aware of your feelings or your body states, or both? (2) The intensity and importance of the message. You are continuously receiving Alpha messages throughout your day. Not all of them are important enough to signal you through your body, unless you are an extremely sensitive to your body states. If you are a person who tends to not really pay attention to your body states or feelings, then you may not be noticing Alpha or Beta messages. Have you ever walked in to a place and thought, "I have a bad feeling about this?", or , " I have a good feeling about this?" If so, then you were acknowledging an Alpha message. Alpha is the level of Empathic impressions. These impressions are usually not very clear or distinctive and therefore require interpretation. It is in the process of interpreting Empathic impressions that many people lose the message or reach inaccurate conclusions. In this chapter I will provide you with information that will help you work in a focused way with Alpha messages. Some of this information will require that you practice certain skills. How often you practice will be determined by your desire and your schedule. Needless to say, the more you practice the better the results. Alpha is also the "emotional level," in the same way that Beta is the "physical level." Empathic messages come in through emotional responses. The distinction between a normal emotional reaction and an Alpha message depends on what is occurring around you. If you get upset because someone is yelling at you then that is a normal emotional reaction. If you think of something upsetting and then you get upset, that is a normal emotional reaction. If you are talking to friend and enjoying yourself, and then for no apparent reason you get upset - that could be an Alpha message. Here's an example: Several years ago, I was walking through the mall doing some shopping. It was a nice day and I was feeling carefree. As I was walking, thinking about different stores and getting a bite to eat, a feeling of intense sadness "fell" over me. It was sudden and strong. I had to sit on a bench to try to figure out what was happening.

I reviewed everything that I could think of: was there something worrying me- no, was there a problem I was putting off - no, could I think of anything that was making me sad - no. So I decided I should go home to see if I could determine what was wrong. When I got home I could not find my cat Leto, one of a set of twins. I was very fond of my twin kitties Leto and Ghanima. Eventually I found him dead under the bushes by my house. There was no evidence of what had killed him. He had been fine before I left that morning. I had felt the time of his death when I was at the mall. The sadness that came over me, unprovoked, was a strong Alpha message. Unfortunately, Alpha messages are not usually clear enough to know what to do. It will be through Theta and Delta that you will learn about the direct and distinctive Empathic messages. The Alpha level relates to overall Empathic sensitivity. Here I would like to give you a working definition for Empathic sensitivity. This part is a little complicated but very useful to learn. Learning about the nature of Empathic sensitivity will help anyone who feels they have trouble accessing Empathic information. Normal sensitivity is measured in thresholds. Sensitivity to touch, to temperature, and to pain is measured by how much of each stimulus is needed before a person can feel that stimulus. The point where there is enough pressure or stimulation to feel the touch, heat, pain, etc., is the threshold. Alpha messages originate from within you due to some distant or unapparent stimulation or pressure. The amount of "internal pressure" required in order for you to recognize a Empathic message is your Alpha threshold. It is your Alpha threshold that determines your level of Empathic sensitivity. This threshold varies throughout the day and can vary from day to day. Empathic sensitivity can be developed as a skill. You can expand your Alpha threshold which, in turn, increases your Empathic sensitivity. This is the essence of stage four of your training. To expand your Empathic sensitivity you must first learn how to compare Alpha with Beta states. Beta and Alpha act as mirror images of each other. They are like the Sun and the Moon, with the Moon reflecting the light of the Sun. Beta takes signals in to your body/mind and Alpha receives signals internally from within your unconscious. Beta information is encoded by your senses but Alpha is information not perceived by your senses. The lack of sensory input is what makes Alpha messages difficult to recognize and interpret. If you cannot see it, hear it, or touch it, how can you know what it is? What is missing is the means for the Alpha message to get encoded into some usable form. Alpha messages are encoded by associations. Remember from chapter two: the associational centers form the channel between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. This is the place where the small still voice within originates. The dialogue inside this channel is the dream voice, the place where Dreamtongue occurs. Alpha is the whisper of your dream voice. Alpha messages are harnessed by forming associations to other information, especially symbolic imagery. Forming associations to Empathic impressions is the key skill of the empath. When an Alpha message arises within you and you do not immediately recognize it's purpose, you can make associations with it and discover its meaning. This is done much like the process of what is called "free association." Free association works by having

someone present words to you one at a time and you say whatever comes to mind without censoring. I have used the free association method with students for over thirty years now and have found it to be very effective for developing Empathic sensitivity. I have students stand one at a time before the class. The students remaining in their seats have the task of focusing on the person in the front of the room and allowing whatever impressions to form. The actual exercise involves speaking out loud, calling out any imagery that forms without censoring. Of course, I recommend some common courtesy and common sense here. I discourage statements of impending doom or statements that are embarrassingly intimate. What normally happens is people call out one word responses and someone writes these associations down into a list. Occasionally, a sentence, a description, or an image comes through. Then the person who patiently stood in front of the room while everyone "read" them gets to review the list and make comments about the associations/impressions. This is a practice I recommend in Dreamtongue study groups called "echos" (empath circles). Here is the vital point: the purpose of the exercise is not to extract Empathic information, although that certainly does happen. The purpose is to learn how to make associations readily and at will. You simply open your thoughts up by allowing images, words, descriptors, to come to mind without censoring them. Here are the guidelines for developing your Empathic sensitivity by practicing Alpha associations. Alpha Associating Exercise 1. Sit in a comfortable position so that you are reasonably relaxed. Remember, relaxing slows down your brain to an Alpha level. 2. Focus on an object or person. If the object or person is in front of you, then you look at the target without paying attention to details. You simply take in the overall image without focusing on a specific part of the target. Remember you are not looking for information with your eyes. Some people prefer to close their eyes during this part but that is a matter of personal preference. You can even hold an object in your hand to practice associating. When you Alpha associate while holding or touching something it is called "psychometry." 3. Allow thoughts, words, pictures, etc. to come to mind without censoring them. Do not decide which thoughts are Empathic and which ones are not. If you do that, then you are censoring and that impedes the process. Just let whatever pops into your mind to come forward. The skill of Alpha associating develops by actually speaking the associations out loud or by writing them down. To keep from being slowed down you might want to use a tape recorder or have someone write your associations down. 4. The "knack" or skill comes by catching the very first impressions, the more immediate the associations the better. Any time spent on analyzing or judging the associations cuts off the Alpha message. Receiving and interpreting Empathic information are two different functions. For the beginner it is very difficult to perform these two functions at the same time. For the sake of practice, do your receiving and your interpreting separately. Do not strain to "get" information. Empathic information is immediate. It's already there. Your only work is to retrieve it.

5. Do not spend too long on any one target. Do your focusing and associating for a period of five to ten minutes at the very most. 6. After you are done associating then review your list of impressions. It is at this point that you can evaluate or analyze the information for content. If there is no Empathic content then do not worry, the purpose of the exercise is to develop the skill of Alpha associating. When there is a Empathic message that needs to come through then this skill will be invaluable. You are successful with Alpha associating when you allow impressions to form without censoring them. As you increase your ability to make Alpha associations your Empathic sensitivity increases. Your Empathic sensitivity is measured by the extent of your ability to make Alpha associations. Alpha messages normally come to you when there is a need for you to know something. That need is determined by your interest in the information and the seriousness of the information. If someone you know really wants or needs to get in touch with you, their feelings will generate a Beta message (remember: Empathic energy generated and sent out is a form of Beta). Your reception of that message can occur at any level. If the person sending you the signal is in distress, then you might receive the message at a Beta level, with a physical reaction - let's say, a constriction in the chest. If the signal is not that strong, the emotions are not that intense, then you might receive the message at the Alpha level. As an Alpha message it might come as a vague feeling of "something you need to do," or a general feeling that pulls you in the direction of that person. One woman told me about the time when a friend of hers was in town, but her friend could not reach her by phone. She said that she decided that day to go out to lunch to a restaurant that she had never gone to before. She didn't know why but she really wanted to go there. When she got there she saw her out of town friend and they connected. The feeling or desire to go to that restaurant was the Alpha message. The out of town friend sent out a signal by wanting to make contact and the receiver responded by going to the same restaurant on the same day. By contrast, if someone just says to you, "If you're Empathic, then read my mind," or something to the equivalent, there may not be a real need which generates Empathic activity. For some, the need to prove themselves may be strong enough, and sometimes the person making the challenge may actually have a need that is coming through in that moment. Empathic connections can be very intimate and not everyone will allow that intimacy - either consciously or unconsciously. Alpha messages are the most common Empathic events. They occur all day and every day. Most of them are minor and never really surface into your awareness. Some are very useful and make developing your Alpha skills a practical matter. Alpha as your whispering dream voice is usually trying to tell you something that you can use. Many times have I been searching for an address while in my car and I come to an intersection not sure of which way to turn. At that point I get a feeling of a pull to turn left. My dream voice is saying," turn left, turn left." My intellect is saying, "no turn right, the information that I have suggests that I turn right." How many times have you been in that situation? The intellect is usually loud and clear. The dream voice is soft and easily drowned out. I have learned many lessons the hard way by ignoring the Alpha message and going the wrong direction.

There is what I call a cliché in psychic development classes about teaching the act of "creating parking spaces." As I mentioned earlier, I do not think you want to take on the formidable task of psychically lifting and moving an automobile. Instead, you can let your Alpha sense guide you to an area where someone is getting ready to leave and take that space. Your Alpha sense will guide you and pull you in a desired direction if you let it. Let's keep ourselves grounded. Alphas can also guide you in decision making of all types. It is at this point that I instruct students to keep in mind that Empathic ability is merely one of their many abilities. Empathic ability is not to be your sole resource and method of operations. You can gather facts through your waking mind, to analyze, evaluate, and use those facts through your intellect. Your Empathic nature can greatly enhance your intellectual skills but should not be used as a replacement for them. The most effective Empaths are the ones who integrate empathic ability with all of their other cognitive functions. Alpha messages can guide you in communicating with others, either through speaking or writing. When you are talking with someone, pay attention to the Alpha messages you are getting during the conversation. Keep in mind that Alphas are not clear messages but instead are inclinations, pushes, and pulls. Your skill at using Alphas will be influenced by your ability to recognize your own emotional states and needs. If you are talking with someone who you are angry with, regarding a specific situation, then the anger that you might feel during the conversation is not an Alpha message. Being unclear about what is and what is not an Alpha message leads to many wrong conclusions. If you relax while you are talking to that person you can open up your Alpha sensitivity to them and get the signals you need to communicate more effectively. I will teach you an empathic breathing technique in the next lesson which will help you move into a relaxed Alpha state no matter where you are. Your understanding of Beta and Alpha will expand as you learn the deeper Empathic senses in the following lessons. In order to complete your fourth stage of training and to prepare for the following stages you need to start a journal. Get a notebook or blank book of some sort. Label it "Dreamtongue Journal." After you finish this chapter make your first entry into the journal. Write in it what you have learned so far about Dreamtongue, about Beta and Alpha. As you do this, do not write the words Beta and Alpha, instead use the Empathic alphabet:
for Beta use for Alpha use

If you can turn these "thoughts" into NONVERBAL thoughts by using symbols instead of words, then you are already developing the ability to speak and understand Dreamtongue.

Begin to record times when you experience or have experienced Beta messages through your body, have generated healing or mental influence, and Alpha messages of all types. Practice Alpha associating and record the experience in your Dreamtongue journal. Pay attention to your dreams and enter them in the journal. Observe the world with its many wonders and problems, and record your observations and responses. This is your journal as an empath. Even though you will complete the ninth stage of your preliminary training as you complete the ninth lesson, keep this journal for at least a year's time. Treat it as an important part of your development. It will become a mirror of your growth and as well as a source of additional information from hidden levels. Information that you may not be aware of during your writing will become apparent when you read back over your journal later on. Now let's review.

Stage Four Review
1. The Alpha level is the beginning of the classical psychic domain. The goal of this stage is to increase your Empathic sensitivity. 2. Alpha acts like an inner compass or divining rod, guiding you with feelings, hunches, inner pushes and pulls. 3. Alpha is the level of Empathic impressions. These Empathic impressions are not clear and distinctive at this level of reception. 4. Alpha is more the emotional level, in the same way that Beta is more the physical level of Empathic functioning. 5. Empathic sensitivity can be measured by the extent to which you make Alpha associations. 6. Empathic sensitivity can be developed as a skill. 7. The Alpha associating exercise is described in this chapter. Regular practice with this exercise can lead to greater degrees of Empathic sensitivity. 8. Alpha messages are more likely to occur when there is a need for information. 9. Alpha messages can be used in decision making and in communicating, along with other intellectual abilities and sound judgment. 10. Completing stage four of empath training includes beginning a Dreamtongue journal for at least a year.

Stage 5
Connecting To Your Inner Empath
You now have the basic tools of an empath: awareness of the Beta and Alpha skills. From chapter four you have gained information about Alpha messages and empath

sensitivity. You were introduced to the process of Alpha associating, allowing impressions to forms spontaneously without censoring. With just the first two empath letters you can begin to recognize and identify the language of Dreamtongue as it happens around you. The silent but powerful language is being spoken by everything around you. It is flowing from every person you meet, usually without his or her awareness of it. Dreamtongue passes into your being and resonates deep within your psyche. You generate the empath language at all times, it flows from your center out through your mind/body into the world around you. To communicate with Dreamtongue requires that you look at life with the "eyes of an empath." All of life is a language. Every living thing, every event and action, every object in existence is a part of that language. The movement and the relationship between every single thing are the silent words of Dreamtongue. You hear this language with your heart, speak it with your soul, and your thoughts can be the channel between the two.

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Theta is the channel between your innermost empath sense and your outermost awareness. Whether or not Theta will someday be identified with a specific organ in the brain, like the pineal gland, the hippocampus, or the hypothalamus or if it remains simply as a "construct", is not important to your training as an empath. It will eventually happen that science will "discover" empath abilities and will link them to specific parts of the brain. I project that empath abilities will be related to every part of the brain but will be specifically connected to the brain stem area, the amygdala, and the limbic system; areas that are tied into emotional responses, as well as general body responses. To become an empath only requires that you are aware of your empath center, or the inner empath as I call it in this course. The purpose of this chapter is to increase awareness of your own empath center and to strengthen your connection to it. Of course you are already connected to your inner empath, so what has to be developed is enhanced awareness and skills for strengthening that connection. Theta awareness is deeper within your body/mind than Beta and Alpha, it is in your unconscious mind. Beta is your waking state, Alpha takes place just below your waking state, but Theta is normally only available to you during sleep. In Theta your brain waves slow way down to around 4 to 7 cycles per second. You can consciously reach Theta through a profound meditational state with discipline and practice. I teach a specific type of meditation for Empaths called "focus sitting," which helps you maintain a direct channel to Theta. Yet there are other ways to access Theta and learning those other ways is the goal of stage five of your training.

Theta is the level of vivid dreaming. When you are asleep and in a Theta state, R.E.M. (rapid eye movement) occurs as you dream. In Theta your body/mind takes everything that is going on within it and uses that material to produce a dream. Dreams are the result of physiological states, mental and emotional states, memories, imagination, and empathic states. All of these states weave together into a tapestry we call dreams. Some dreams occur at the Alpha level and have that Alpha vagueness about them. Alpha dreams are general feelings and reactions, indistinct images, etc. Theta dreams are typically the vivid dreams that seem very real and colorful. Dream research shows that everyone dreams every night and that all dreams are typically in color. The problem for some people is that they do not remember their dreams and/or do not remember the color. Memory of dreaming or the colors in the dream are often lost by the time a person wakes up. The place where this dream activity occurs is the Theta level. Theta is the level where inner impressions and activities form into composite images and ideas. It is in Theta where the more defined empathic messages are available. A Theta message usually occurs as a thought that enters your awareness. "Oh, I need to call John," or "The phone is going to ring," or "This person is from Arkansas." Theta messages are basically specific by design. By specific I do not mean always exact. By specific I mean that there is more content to the message than just a general feeling. One morning I ran into a friend that I had not seen in a while. We hugged and greeted each other. During the hug the thought popped into my mind, "She has been out west." I had no conscious reason for thinking that thought. There were no visible (beta) signs. So I asked her and she said yes, that she had just returned the day before. There was specific information but the exact state was not named. I have had countless experiences where the exact information was named but that is not always the case. This is an example of a Theta message. Theta is the level of telepathy, for lack of a better word. The working definition for telepathy is mind-to-mind communication, or what I believe is more accurate: nervous_system-to-nervous_system communication. Telepathy occurs as two living things link up with each other at an empathic or unconscious level. Telepathy does not mean that you are reading a person's mind, like reading a ticker tape print out. There can be word for word communication but the more common type of telepathy involves just getting the same emotions and overall ideas of another person. The sender of the message (either intentional or unintentional) may be thinking of you but not know how to reach you. You, as the receiver of the message may get a body sensation as a response to that message but would probably not notice it; you might get an Alpha response but it could be too vague to understand, if the message is persistent and you are paying attention, then you may have a Theta response in the form of a thought, "I need to call John." This whole process involves a telepathic connection but is not called telepathy until the thought occurs which encodes the message. Telepathy includes the sending as well as the receiving of messages. As an empath you will learn to do both. How well you send or receive depends a lot on your personality. A person who is a good listener and is sensitive to the feelings of others tends to be a good receiver. A person who is easily distracted and is not really interested in other people's thoughts and feelings generally has difficulty receiving. When a person is self-absorbed they have difficulty receiving. At any given moment when you are exclusively focused on one thing or activity, you may not notice a

telepathic message. Sending a telepathic message only requires that you think of the person you are sending it to while you focus on the thought. The more connected you feel to the person while you are sending the thought, the more direct the message will be. The type of relationship you have with the sender/receiver also determines the quality of the telepathy. The closer you are to someone emotionally the greater your telepathic connections. If you feel comfortable being close to someone, you are more likely to experience a telepathic connection with that person. That is why if strangers asks you to "be telepathic" with them, the connection may be elusive as you may not be comfortable being so intimate with a stranger. Telepathic connections are very intimate. This is why you always hear of mothers detecting their child in distress or lovers doing the same. If a stranger comes up to you and asks you to read their mind, there is very little connection between the two of you for any telepathy to occur. Empath abilities work by their own natural laws and understanding these laws will help you to function as an empath. Theta messages are determined by the strength and quality of the relationship between two or more people. As I said before, Theta messages have content that is specific but not always exact. Since Theta messages originate from within your unconscious without the benefit of the eyes or ears they are not encoded into clear signals. The empath mind encodes them with the associations you form, either consciously or unconsciously. The big difference between Alpha and Theta comes with how associations are made. In Alpha you learn to make empath associations consciously. In Theta the associations are already made at an unconscious level that rise up to the conscious mind. Your unconscious encodes the message using whatever materials are available to it, just like it does when you are dreaming. Functioning in a pure empath state, Theta is like dreaming while you are awake. Your unconscious tends to be very creative when encoding information. It relies on symbology, analogy, myth, beliefs, perceptions, feelings, memories, imagination, ideas, and even special effects, in order to paint a Theta message for you. Imagery that is symbolic rather than actual is Theta imagery. Let's say you are out driving around when someone at your house tries to send you a message to pick up a gallon of milk. You know by now that the message they are sending out is a Beta signal. If you receive that signal at the Theta level, through telepathy, it may take a variety of forms. It may come through clearly as the thought, "Hey, I need to stop and the store and buy a gallon of milk." It may come through partially, "I think I need to stop at the store," with no particular thought about the milk. The intent may not come through; you might just start thinking about the person sending the message without associating any information. It is possible to be unaware of the telepathy. You might pull into a store parking lot, walk into the store and go up to the dairy section without really thinking about what you are doing. The message could be encoded symbolically where you suddenly start thinking about dairy cows but you do not make any associations with the information. You get home and tell the sender that you were just thinking about dairy cows. They tell you," I have just been trying and trying to send you a message to pick up a gallon of milk!" Theta is the level where empath impressions are encoded and the place where telepathy is processed. In Alpha the dream voice is heard as a faint and distant whisper. Theta is the dream voice, the voice of your inner empath. In Beta the dream voice is not heard

at all, only felt through the body. In Alpha the dream voice is faint and often drowned out by the mental noise of Beta. In a pure Theta state the voice would be loud and clear. The problem for you and me is that we are normally trying to hear the dream voice while awake, in a Beta or Alpha state. What is needed is a stronger connection to the inner empath There are two methods you can use to strengthen your connection to Theta: reducing mental noise and using an "empath totem." First let's look at mental noise and how to manage it. I say "manage" because you will never completely get rid of mental noise. Mental noise is all of the activity of your waking mind. It is every conscious thought, perception, feeling, and reaction what is going on at the Beta level. Mental noise is generally very loud and distracting in contrast with the quiet soft nature of your dream voice. Mental noise can be any or all of the following: 1. What you are actively seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting at any given moment creates mental noise. If you are trying to listen to your dream voice and someone is revving up a motorcycle outside your window, that sound creates a lot of mental noise from your reaction to it. Until you learn to follow these Beta signals down to deeper levels, they tend to be very distracting and drown out the dream voice of Theta. 2. Your conscious thoughts act as mental noise. When you are analyzing, judging, evaluating, and trying to interpret information, this creates mental noise. Critical thoughts are mental noise. Self-criticism is the most oppressive form of mental noise. Thoughts of "I can't do this," " This is pointless," "This is something only other people can do," are the most distracting forms of mental noise. 3. Imagined impressions are also mental noise. Imagination is very useful in empathic functioning because it serves as an endless reservoir of imagery. Through imagination you are able to make Alpha associations, which is a way to mentally feel around in the unconscious, searching for empath content. Imagination is material that is fashioned by your psyche. Anything fashioned by your imagination has the potential to encode empath content. Do not be afraid of imagination, it is not the nemesis of empath evidence. Imagination is a powerful ability that can be utilized in many ways. I will give you an example of this in the following discussion of "empath totems." Still, imagination can also generate mental noise. When your imagination generates images that do not have empath content, then it is mental noise. 4. Memories can also act as mental noise. Remembered impressions can interfere with empathic impressions. If you are empathically trying to determine what to get a loved one as a gift, and the memory of all the things you've gotten before, or the memory of things they've told you keeps popping up, this acts as mental noise which drowns out the empathic information available through Theta. Typically these four types of mental noise are all happening together in one big mesh of mental distraction. The Beta mind is a busy place with heavy traffic. The next important skill for an empath is to learn how to manage mental noise.

Managing Mental Noise

Apart from practicing overall stress management, taking good care of yourself, and having private time to reflect on your life, the best way to manage mental noise is to create a conditioned relaxation response within yourself. There are many advanced ways of creating a relaxation response within yourself, but I offer here a simple method useful for Empaths. I call this exercise , "empathic breathing." 1. Set aside 10 to 20 minutes a day for empath breathing. 2. Be consistent and do not skip days. Under even the worst conditions you can squeeze in 5 minutes for the exercise. 3. Practice the exercise when you are awake and alert. Do not do it right before going to sleep or within the first fifteen minutes of waking up. 4. Practice the exercise where you feel you have enough privacy and with the least amount of distraction. Do not try this exercise with the television on or where you can hear human voices. Hearing people talking is very distracting. 5. Sit in a comfortable position where you can hold your spine erect. Do not strain or sit stiffly. Make sure pillows support you (or a chair) and that you feel stable before you begin. 6. The exercise is very simple; it involves counting your inhalations and your exhalations. Learning empathic breathing prepares you to learn the focused sitting meditation I mentioned earlier. Your first goal is to be able to do three sets of ten breaths. When you first start this you may not be able to do all of the breaths in perfect order. You will build up to this in time. Do not strain or do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Relax and breathe normally between breaths when you need to. 7. Your second goal is to be able to take long slow breaths that start in the diaphragm and fill up to your chest. This inhalation is then held to the count of four and is followed by a long slow exhalation. 8. The first breath begins by inhaling slowly through your nostrils, filling your lungs from the "bottom up." Fill up your lungs without straining. When your lungs are full then hold the breath to the count of four. Exhale slowly by pursing your lips and blowing out a long silent whistle. Empty your lungs as much as possible without straining. When your lungs are empty hold to the count of four again. This counts as one breath. 9. Repeat for up to ten breaths. Controlling and counting the breaths develops the concentration and focus that you need in order to manage mental noise. When you first do this you may only be able to do one set of ten breaths. You may not even be able to do ten breaths, so do what you can. Whatever you do will start to work for you. It is important that you do not do anything that will make you uncomfortable. The idea is to relax and work with your breathing. Your breathing becomes something you are creating and refining. Each time you sit you work on improving your breathing and learning to relax into the experience. 10. Your eventual goal is to perform three full sets of ten breaths. You can do more sets if it suits your capacity. As you do your sets count your breaths and keep your thoughts focused on the count. Other thoughts and images will come into your mind, simply let them be. Do not try to do anything with those thoughts and images.

11. Sometimes you will find yourself traveling through different states of consciousness while you do this. Other times you will stay in a Beta state throughout the exercise. Empath breathing is one of the best things you can do for yourself for many reasons. It will help you learn to manage your mental noise and it will help you increase your overall energy level as well. After you have practiced empathic breathing for a period of time, which differs from person to person, you will be able to literally turn down the mental noise in your head by taking ten breaths and counting each one.

Empath Totems
Another way to strengthen the connection to your inner empath is to work with an empath totem. An empath totem is a symbol that you choose to represent your own empath nature. It can be in any form you select with no limits. It is only important that the symbol have meaning and connection for you. It becomes your logo as an empath. In the same way that European families had family shields and crests representing their lineage, an empath can establish a totem to represent their particular link to the empath levels. An empath totem is formulated at the Theta level, using symbology and association. Yet all levels of the empath are incorporated into the totem. To choose a totem simply requires that it be the one you desire, you feel connected to, that has meaning for you, and that it feels right. Totems can evolve, change, grow, diversify, and transform. Whatever totem you choose now for your empath training will go through many stages of development as you grow in your life. The totem acts as a mirror of sorts reflecting the obvious and hidden parts of your psyche. It grows and changes as you grow and change. It becomes the connection to your empath self and acts as an extension of you. It is one of the most beautiful and powerful of the tools available to Empaths. Many fascinating uses and experiences with totems have been shared with me over the years. A totem does not need to be secret but it does need to be sacred or special. It is a tool that is empowered when you treat it with respect and with purpose. It can be an abstract symbol, it can be a traditional symbol; it can be represented by an animal real or "imaginary," It can be mythological or entirely created by your imagination. It will be the vessel into which your empath nature will flow. A totem acts as a tangible or visible connector to your essentially invisible empathic nature. Select a totem in your own time. You may already have one in mind or you may need to work on it for a while. You may be drawn to a totem by an Alpha or Beta message, or it may come to you through a dream. Once you have selected your totem you can begin to take steps to externalize it. You can externalize your totem in different ways. You can obtain pictures that have your totem in them. You can obtain objects, jewelry, and decorations of your totem. You can create your totem through any type of medium you desire. After a while, your totem will take on a life of it's own directed by and connected with your own empath nature. Eventually you will be able to retrieve empath impressions through your totem. In this capacity your totem can act as a Guide. Just having a totem acts as a grounding mechanism for your empath nature, energizing you and reinforcing the connection with your Theta level. Record the selection of your totem in your dreamtongue journal. Also indicate in your journal your empathic breathing sessions. You may just want to record how long the session was but it would better serve your training record if you were to record your

response to each session for the first three months. After three months empathic breathing will become a natural skill for you and you could just comment on it as you like. This completes the fifth stage of your preliminary training. At this point you have many thoughts and activities in motion that are shaping your development. Before closing this chapter I want to share one very intense Theta experience, where imagery was used in a symbolic fashion. Alpha and Beta impressions were also involved, but the Theta image was very clear. Back in 1978 I was sitting in a meditation group. We sat in a circle in a quiet room meditating together for about an hour. I was relaxed and was calmly observing images as they passed through my mind. Suddenly the outlined images of a map appeared in my mind. It looked like an outline of the southern portions of the U.S. and the northern portions of South America. The image stayed in place and I became intrigued. A red spot appeared on the map near the South American portion. I watched as the red spot grew larger and larger. It was as clear as if I were watching it on TV. The spot grew into a large and vicious looking dragon. The dragon became larger than the map as it twisted and growled fiercely. An intense feeling of horror and grief flashed through my body like a gust of wind. Then the image and the feeling disappeared. When the meditation was over I shared the images with friends but no one could offer any explanations. I did not have any further feelings or information about it. So I went home that night and turned on the TV. Within minutes of turning on the TV news bulletin came on showing Jonestown, Guyana. They described the discovery of more than 900 bodies and the nightmare that had taken place. The time that this discovery was made was the same time that I was seeing the image of the dragon. I have never forgotten that experience. Many such events in my life have caused me to lose interest in debating with people about the existence of empath phenomenon.

Stage Five Review
1. The goal of stage five is to learn about accessing Theta messages and to learn how to strengthen your connection to Theta (the inner empath). 2. Learning Dreamtongue involves looking at the world through the "eyes of an empath," seeing that all life is language. 3. Theta acts as an inner channel between your outermost and innermost senses. 4. Theta is normally only available to you while you sleep and dream. 5. Theta messages typically occur as thoughts and symbolic information. 6. Telepathy is a Theta function. Telepathy occurs when two living things link up in some form of relationship. 7. The ability of sending and receiving in telepathy is shaped by the personality of the sender and receiver.

8. The relationship between the sender and receiver will determine the strength and quality of the telepathy. 9. Theta uses imagination to encode empathic impressions. 10. Empathic breathing is an important skill used for managing mental noise. 11. An empath totem can be used to strengthen and nourish your own empath connections.

Stage Six
Developing the Eyes of an Empath

You now possess three of the empathic letters of Dreamtongue: Beta, Alpha, and Theta. At this stage in your training you are observing the world around you more closely, you are practicing alpha associating, you are keeping an Empaths journal, and you are practicing empathic breathing. These four elements combined are shaping and feeding your empathic nature, preparing you to function as an actualized or bonded Empath. By the time you reach stage eight you will be speaking and interpreting Dreamtongue and will begin the experience of "copatterning," where your inner empath melds with your waking mind, synthesizing a new and emerging self, a psychic "rebirth" as an empath. This process is equal to an infant growing into a toddler by learning to walk. Your empathic nature is like a dormant developmental stage that requires for you to take tiny steps first, and then in time learn walking. In the same way that you learned how to talk in small stages, learning more about the world as you learned more words and became more capable of interacting with the people around you. You are now learning Dreamtongue where you will become more capable of interacting with the empathic level of the world, where an entire new universe will become available to you. In Lesson Five you learned about the Theta level and about telepathy. You learned about empathic breathing and about empathic totems, both powerful tools for strengthening and enhancing the connection with your inner empath. In Stage Six of your training that connection is very important. I highly recommended getting fully comfortable with all prior lessons before you start to work with Lesson Six. You are going to use that connection like a rope to pull your inner empath up from the depths of your unconscious into your waking mind. First you are going to use that rope, that connection, to travel down into the deepest empathic sense, Delta, and then you are going to use that connection to bring Delta awareness up and into your Beta state. This is a process I call "co-patterning." You will learn about "co-patterning" by reading this chapter but it is not an experience that

occurs automatically. It is something that you can trigger, and it is something that happens naturally in stages and when you are ready for it.

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Delta is the deepest level of measurable consciousness. You generate Delta brainwaves, which cycle between 1 to 4 per second, when you are in a deep profound sleep. It is also possible to enter a pure Delta state through profound states of meditation and deep states of trance. If your consciousness were an ocean then Delta would be the current just above the ocean floor. Delta is the core of Theta, it is the "place" of the sleeping empath. The circle of Delta is like an egg or a seed containing the fullness of your empathic nature. Delta is what is nurtured by the practice of empathic breathing and the use of an empathic totem. Through empath training you fertilize and gestate Delta, like an egg to be hatched. In time the egg opens and the inner empathic emerges within you and begins to grow within you like a fresh new life. Delta is the fourth letter of the empathic alphabet and the fourth level of empathic functioning. At the Delta level empathic information is processed through inner vision by what was traditionally called, "clairvoyance," which means clear seeing. Now this inner vision is often referred to as "remote viewing." It is the ability to see images within your mind without the benefit of your eyes. All functions of visualization and the use of imagery originate in Delta. In Theta images drawn from the Delta level are used symbolically. For example the symbolic image of a tree may emerge as an empathic impression. The tree may represent the overall life of a person. If the tree is full of leaves and fruit, the empathic impression would be one of abundance, prosperity, health, and happiness. If the tree is bare it may indicate lack or unhappiness. It would depend on the associations you make while you focus on the image of the tree. If you see one of the branches breaking off the tree it could mean that someone or something is leaving, or a loss of some sort. The imagery of Theta is typically symbolic in this way. In Delta the function of "remote viewing" involves more of an actual perception of images. A Delta message of a tree would be the image of an actual tree somewhere. A Theta message of a tree would be the symbolic use of the image. How do you tell the two apart? The answer is: by intent. The image of a tree originates in Delta because all imagery originates in Delta. Delta images are either fashioned by imagination, memory, or by remote viewing. How you use the imagery is up to you. If you decide in your mind to use an image as a symbolic focus for empathic information, then that image will respond to your attention in a symbolic way. It is, after all, your mind and your thoughts. All the images of inner vision are technically symbolic since they do not originate with the eyes directly. If your intent is to see a person or place through remote viewing, then that intent will guide the process. For the most part, symbolic and actual imagery overlap since the empathic mind works with gestalts, or holograms. Over the years many students have come to me complaining that they are not very good at visualizing. Some say that they cannot visualize at all or that they never "see" any empathic images. If you feel that visualizing is a problem for you or you just want

to improve your ability to visualize, then some basic information and practice offered in stage six will help. First of all, visualizing occurs in degrees. Just thinking about an object is a form of visualizing. Right now, as you read this, think of a red delicious apple. Just by reading the words "red delicious apple" you immediately start to form impressions. Even if you did not immediately see the red apple in your mind, you at least started thinking about it. Now try to picture the apple, not just the shiny red outside, but imagine yourself biting into the apple. Think about the crisp texture, the sweet flavor, and the delicious juice. Think about the contrast between the shiny red peel on the outside and the white crispy wetness inside. Think about the soft wafting scent of the apple. Which of any of these images did you respond to the most? If you responded to any or all of them then you have been visualizing. Still, I understand that it is the act of forming the actual "picture" of the object where some people have their greatest struggle with visualizing. To get a sense of how you visualize, do the following simple exercise. First close your eyes and imagine that you are at home in your bedroom (unless you really are in your bedroom, in that case choose another equally familiar room). Then try to picture the room: try to see the bed, the furniture, any wall hangings, etc. You may have more response to picturing familiar objects like those in your bedroom. They are not really like actual photographs with vivid color and sharpness, are they? Visualize yourself moving around the room observing colors, shapes, objects, etc. Do this for about five minutes then open your eyes again. Notice the quality of these "images." They tend to be only remotely visual. You are not using your eyes to see these images; you are using memory and imagination to create images. If you have ever daydreamed or let your mind "wander" off to distant thoughts, then you were visualizing. The very process of thinking is a form of visualizing. You are thinking and visualizing all the time. By focusing your thoughts into one area you can bring a visualized picture into your mind. The good news is that the practice of empathic breathing will also enhance your ability to visualize. As you do your breathing sessions you will notice images coming and going within your mind. As you progress in your training these images will become clearer and more abundant. Part of this involves learning to relax. The more relaxed you become the easier it is to visualize. When you are tense and breathing shallow it is more difficult to visualize. The other good news is that your empathic totem is ready and waiting to improve your visualization skills! As you do your empathic breathing exercise, begin to incorporate your totem into the practice. You have probably done this already. As you are counting your breaths you can picture your totem in your mind. Do not try to force the image of your totem, just be aware of your totem and let any images of it appear. Record these experiences in your Dreamtongue journal. You can also "talk" an image. You may receive a Delta message about a specific place; let's say a zoo. Someone wants you to meet him or her at the zoo but they cannot reach you by phone. At the Delta level you get a mental picture of the zoo but you do not see the image in your mind. You may notice this message at the Beta level through a body signal, or at the Alpha level with a general feelings, or at the Theta level with thoughts and symbols.

The thoughts at the Theta level may be of animals or of an animal. You might start thinking about giraffes for no apparent reason. You are in the grocery store looking at broccoli when suddenly the thought of a giraffe occurs to you. You ask yourself, "Why am I thinking about a giraffe?" The picture of a giraffe may not be in your mind but the thought or word is there. In thinking about an image you are talking the image, which often leads to the picture itself. At that point a picture of your friend standing at the zoo gate could form. From there associations may follow where you connect with the idea of the zoo and eventually the person. The most memorable experience I have had with Delta overlaps with another empathic talent called " astral traveling," or "out of body experience" (O.B.E.) It is debatable whether or not we actually leave our bodies to travel around or whether we are "seeing clearly" another place. It is at the Delta level that such experiences take place. I have had numerous out of body experiences of different qualities. One of the most powerful Delta visions I have ever had occurred after the death of my grandmother. It happened after I had moved to another state and had not seen her in a long time. She had made a tremendous impression on me as a child and I felt very close to her. She had gone to bed and quietly drifted away in her sleep. It was just the way she had always said that she wanted to go. When I got the news I went and sat on the couch. I thought that I was going to be hit by a wave of grief but instead, something very different happened. I closed my eyes and at the same time it was like I was opening my eyes somewhere else. As my outer eyes closed, my inner eyes opened. I was looking directly within her house over a thousand miles away. In this instance, the vision was sharp and three-dimensional. It was as if I was physically in her kitchen. I could see every aspect of the kitchen, the table and chairs, the floor, and even small plants in her windowsill. I could move through the vision. I looked into her living room and throughout the house. The remarkable clarity and lifelike quality of the image remained intact as I examined her entire house. There was another level to this experience, though. It is more related to Gamma, the next stage of your training. While I was looking all through her house I could here her voice talking to me. I could not see her anywhere but I could hear her in every room. My visual movement through the house was like I was trying to find her. She kept talking to me the entire time. Then, after I had gone through the house, I opened my outer eyes and was back on the couch. I could not remember anything that she said during the vision, for it was like another language, but I was filled with an incredible sense of peaceful calm. I never did feel any sadness about her death after that. Whatever it was that she had told me helped me to understand and accept where she now was. That was an example of my most vivid Delta experience. A more common example might deal with finding a lost object or "looking ahead" to see if someone is at home or not. A good way to practice Delta skills on a daily basis is by the "looking ahead" method.

The Looking Ahead Delta (L.A.D.)Exercise
Athletes do laps, Empaths do LAD's. The purpose of this exercise is twofold. First, the Looking Ahead Delta exercise helps you begin to develop your visualization skills in a practical manner. Second, the L.A.D. exercise trains your Delta level to work with your conscious Beta level. This is the pulling the rope to bring up your inner

empathic from the depths. This is an exercise that you can do throughout your day without taking out any more time from your schedule. A L.A.D. consists of visualizing something before it happens or before you know about it. For example, before you check your mailbox, visualize what is inside. Other types of L.A.D. possibilities:

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Before you open a package visualize what is inside. Before you enter a room, visualize who and/or what is inside. Before calling someone, visualize what he or she is doing. Before taking a walk, visualize what you might see.

Do this two to three times a day or as often as you like. Do it in ways that are comfortable and convenient for you. Do not push it or become too concerned with it. This is an exercise that needs to be fun and relaxed. Straining too hard to do a L.A.D. exercise works to the opposite effect, by closing off the Delta channel. When you first start you will have to remind yourself to practice. Eventually it will become second nature, where you will form mental pictures ahead of an event. Here is the key to this exercise: in the same way that Alpha Associating is practiced without concern over empathic content, L.A.D.'s are performed without concern about empathic images. The purpose of the exercise is to train your Delta awareness to become a conscious function. In time the strength you develop in your Delta level will be useful for remote viewing. It is the same as in weight lifting. After you lift weights you do not instantly get the full desired physique. After steady work for a length of time you end up with the body you wanted. When you are doing a L.A.D. exercise you do not become instantly clairvoyant, but in time your capacity for clairvoyant imagery increases. Some of your L.A.D. results will have empathic content, that's fine as long as you understand that when there is no empathic content the L.A.D. is still good. The sixth stage of preliminary empath training is the final stage involving normal empathic functioning. By normal empathic functioning I am referring to the general abilities I have talked about so far: empathic sensing, telepathy, and clairvoyance. There is still another stage but the next stage, Gamma, involves the extraordinary aspects of the empathic world. Some Empaths may want to work only with the first four levels of Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta. This is a personal choice. You can focus your development as an empath on any one level or combined levels. The full nature of Dreamtongue, though, comes from the deepest empathic level of Gamma. If you are interested in developing the full set of empathic letters and learning the art of the empathic language, then you will begin here, in stage six, to work with "co-patterning."

Co-patterning
Co-patterning is a word that I coined to refer specifically to a deep level of empathic development in Empaths. It resulted from intensive work with groups of students who

were interested in profound levels of change and personal transformation. It took several years to really understand what it was and how it works. The simplest explanation for co-patterning is: the process of awakening the sleeping empathic within and merging it with your conscious mind. To break down the definition into Dreamtongue components: co-patterning is the process of awakening (making conscious) the sleeping empath (Delta level) within and merging it with your conscious mind (Beta). Your sleeping empath within is really just a dormant or remote part of yourself. It is not actually separate or different from the rest of you. It is a potential that you carry and can realize by developing skills related to that potential. The elusive nature of empathic phenomenon is due in part to the dormant or undeveloped side of empathic potentials. There are times when the Sun and the Moon can be seen in the sky together but it is not very often. As you grow as an empath, your conscious mind and your empathic mind gradually synthesize. This affects your personality, your behavior, and your perception of the world. Many of you who read this already know yourself as an empath. Others sense their empathic nature and want to awaken it. There are unique challenges to being an empath. There are no institutions or traditions set up to support and guide Empaths. There have been no schools or guidelines developed to help Empaths deal with their unique relationship to the world and society before now. I established the School of Empath Psychology back in 1997 to form some sort of foundation for future Empath research and development. This is the work that I am undertaking by sharing Dreamtongue. Dreamtongue is the language of transformation and inter-connectedness. It does not have to be referred to as "dreamtongue", that is only a creative label. It is "holographic language." As your empathic mind melds with your waking mind, you begin a personal transformation, I call that transformation co-patterning. Co-patterning can begin spontaneously or through training. An intense emotional experience may initiate the co-patterning process. A symbolic or spiritual experience may also initiate co-patterning. Anyone who is aware of their own deeper empathic nature as they move through the day-to-day world has started the co-patterning process. Empath training helps you get a handle on the process of empathic transformation. It provides a structure within which to grow and emerge as an actualized empath. The combined elements of empath training also initiate co-patterning. I will restate this as:

Empath Training
- By beginning to observe the world with greater awareness (of yourself & others), - Combined with practicing Alpha Associating, - Combined with practicing empathic breathing, -Combined with the use of a empathic totem,

- Combined with Look Ahead Delta Exercises, - And recording your training experiences & observations in an Empaths journal, - You can initiate the co-patterning process yourself. There are endless topics and areas of empathic development. All of them are interesting and useful, but I have found that concentrating on the Empaths training is the most powerful and direct way to tap into your empathic potential.
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Stage Six Review
1. The goal of stage six is to bring Delta awareness into your conscious mind. 2. Delta is the deepest level of measurable consciousness. 3. Delta is the level of inner vision or remote viewing. 4. Theta uses Delta imagery symbolically. 5. Delta imagery is closer to actual objects, places, and persons. 6. Intent guides empathic functioning. 7. The Theta practices of empathic breathing and using an empathic totem enhance visualization skills. 8. Visualization occurs through thinking and picturing. 9. Stress and strain shuts down access to the Delta level. 10. The sixth stage of empath training is the last stage of normal empathic development. 11. Co-patterning is the process of uniting your empathic mind with your waking mind. 12. Co-patterning can occur spontaneously or through the Empaths Training. 13. The Empaths Training was summarized in this lesson. 14. Dreamtongue originates in Gamma, the deepest level of empathic functioning.

Stage Seven
Discovering Your Power

In the last stage you learned direct ways to tap into your inner vision and about the experience of co-patterning. Once co-patterning is complete your waking mind and your empathic mind will be one and the same. Little is required at the point in order to access empathic information. If you have read chapter six and have started the L.A.D. exercises, then you are ready to move into stage seven of your empath training. Stage seven introduces you to Gamma the fifth and final letter of the empathic alphabet. In the advanced stages of your training you will learn how to translate the English alphabet by using empathic language, revealing the "Dreamtongue" level of written and spoken language. A discussion on Gamma can either be made out to be very complex or very simple. The world is fully of complex "gamma books." The purpose of this chapter is to make Gamma very simple and accessible. The problem with going farther than Delta is that we have run out of brain waves. Delta waves cycle between 1 to 4 per second, so going past Delta seems impossible. In fact, everything about Gamma seems impossible. Yet Gamma experiences occur. Gamma is not related to a specific brain wave pattern, for it is the combination of all brain wave patterns. Gamma is consciousness as an energy field, a whole unit of interconnected functions. Understanding the "field effect" is a vital turning point in your development. Grasping the implications of the field effect can take you out of the realm of "superstitious thinking" into a rational and grounded appreciation for empathic functioning. This is an important step in our progress as Empaths. In some older traditions Gamma has been called "the aura," where others have called it the "L-field." It is not limited to your head area or to your psyche. The best image of Gamma is suggested by the Tattwa akasa as a basically oval light surrounding your entire body. (Representing the field effect itself). Gamma is the source of consciousness combined with the overall effect of consciousness. It is the source of the other levels of empathic communication in Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta. As the source of consciousness Gamma could be called the "spirit." So, as you might guess, as we move into the Gamma level we are moving into metaphysical territory. At the Gamma level we enter the world of metaphysical and spiritual speculation, something that is best communicated through Dreamtongue, through symbols, myths, archetypes, ideas, and associations. Gamma events are the result of the ultimate nature of all things, whatever that may be. Gamma is representative of that "one step beyond our ability to perceive or comprehend." Gamma events are more difficult to explain because they occur outside of our understanding of reality. Gamma events are precognition: empathic messages about future events; retrocognition: empathic messages about past events; communication with other levels of consciousness or beings as they might be called. At the Gamma level issues of life after death, communication with the deceased, channeling, reincarnation, and the nature of reality all come into play. As I mentioned before, some empaths prefer to work at just the normal empathic levels and do not necessarily go as far as the Gamma level. Gamma is more difficult to work with because it is indefinable, yet at the same time, it is easier to work with because all things are an expression of it.

There is a great paradox at this level; involving the mind trying to know or perceive past its own limits. The results of the paradox, unfortunately, are an endless amount of speculation, fantasy, and wishful thinking. What is "true" or "truth" remains to be seen. That does not mean that we should overlook or avoid the Gamma level. It just means that we should be more vigilant and grounded when it comes to investigating Gamma experience. Conventional use of language fails to express the complete nature of the Gamma level. "What" Gamma is communicates through Dreamtongue, as a holographic language that conveys much more information through symbology than what is available through literal use of words and ideas. At the Gamma level Dreamtongue occurs in its full expressive form. Communication and information are available through creative and archetypal imagery. In the next chapter you will learn the art of empathic language as it occurs on the Gamma level, using the full empathic alphabet. For now, your focus is on understanding Gamma as the fifth empathic letter and the fifth level of empathic functioning. One of the misconceptions that people have about any kind of "psychic functioning" is that it mostly means the ability to tell the future. From this belief, many people who try to develop their empathic natures spend a lot of time focusing on predicting the future in some form. Precognitions do occur but the strength of empathic ability rests in the day to day connections of telepathy, alpha associating, and remote viewing. The idea that we can predict the future is fraught with many problems. If we can predict the future does that mean, then, that the future is already set? Does learning about future events change future events? If so, then what is the value of learning future events? The idea of seeing into the future presents an unsolvable puzzle to the human mind. It does not fit into any understanding of reality as we know it. Yet it happens. In my work as a empathic consultant over many years, I have had incredible moments of pinpointing future events for people. The events would happen and everyone would be amazed, including me. Other times I could not tell a person their name if I were looking at their driver's license. Information about the future comes from a place inside that cannot be directly manipulated. It is extremely easy for us to fool ourselves. The laws of chance alone make guessing accurate at least half the time. All too often what appears to be an accurate prediction of the future is really the result of guessing, logical, and critical thinking, imagination, and the desire to believe. Now, having said that, there are awesome moments when images and information about the future actually do come through the empathic mind. Let's just be as realistic about it as we possibly can. The most common forms of precognition come through dreams. Have you ever had a dream that came true? Many, many times I have had dreams of people, places, and events, a year or two before I ever knew the people or the places. It creates an odd feeling when you walk into a place and meet a person you dreamed about two years before. This feeling has been called deja-vu. I believe that most deja-vu experience comes from empathic dreams that eventually become reality. Precognition as a empathic ability often occurs spontaneously and without warning. This type of Gamma information suddenly appears in the mind through feelings, impressions, thoughts, or images. Gamma messages can interact with any of

the other levels since Gamma is the source place of the levels. The most direct form of precognition is the spontaneous kind, for it usually relates to information that is needed in the moment. People have tried for centuries, if not millennia, to manipulate precognition. Divination is an art form that has evolved for the purpose of manipulating precognition. The tools of divination help the empath focus their empathic impressions and empathic intent. The common tools of divination include tarot cards, scrying tools, numbers, runes, I-Ching, and yes, even tea leaves. It does not matter what the tools are for all your empathic mind needs is a place to focus. The use of a visual object to gain empathic information from Gamma is a Beta function. Therefore the use of tools can establish a channel between the Beta and the Gamma levels. Another form of precognition is the premonition. A premonition is more like a "sense" of something about to occur. People who fly the same airline or airplane all the time are often the ones who decided not to take the flight the day of an accident; because it did not feel right for some reason. A premonition is a Gamma message about a future event that is felt at the Alpha level through a sense or impression. The other end of Gamma abilities deals with retrocognition, or empathic information about the past. Retrocognition is what you hear about when an empathic is working on solving a crime with the police. Information and impressions are pieced together to track a killer or to just determine what happened. This information can come through any of the channels but is often accessed through Theta and Delta. In retrocognition you can access Gamma information about the past, information that will come to you as thoughts and images. So you see, Gamma interacts with all the empathic levels. Gamma is the power source to the other levels. Working with Gamma strengthens Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta functions. To work with Gamma is to develop your power source as an empath and is easy to initiate. To begin working with Gamma only requires that you select a tool or tools that you will use to focus your empathic intent.

Selecting a Gamma Tool
A Gamma tool is one that is used in divination. Divination is the artful way of processing empathic information. Again, traditional tools of divination are the Tarot cards, runes, numbers, tea leaves, crystal balls, a bowl of water, yarrow sticks for I-Ching, regular playing cards, and so on. No one tool is better than the other except that a specific tool will work better for one individual than for another. I encourage you to take your time with this stage, to have fun, and to be very creative. Selecting a Gamma tool requires some experimentation. Trying different tools until you connect with just the right one. You may select more than one, but there will always be one that is more powerful for you. Ultimately you will not need tools to process empathic information but they can be an asset in the early stages of your development. Before selecting a tool be sure to consider the following information. The traditional tools were created by people who were connected to their own Gamma level, their own personal power. The best tools are the ones you develop yourself or the ones that you use in your own personal way. That is why there are so many cards and systems available today.

There is an empathic renaissance occurring. People are realizing the creative force behind empathic and spiritual methodology. If you do choose a traditional tool, then be flexible and realize that it will eventually have to be shaped to fit your own inner nature. The books and the guidelines will help you get started but the true guidance comes from within. That is the whole point.

To develop your Gamma power source:
1. Select one tool. (You may add more later, but the goal is to focus!) The tool may be traditional or one you develop yourself. I will describe how to develop one yourself shortly. 2. The tool needs to be a physical object. If your tool is a "spirit guide" or an empathic totem then create or acquire a physical object that represents your connection to the guide. This can be a piece of jewelry, a picture, a symbolic object, etc. 3. If the tool is jewelry then take exceptional care of that jewelry. Keep it on your person at all times. When you want to access empathic information touch or gaze at the object. If the tool is a set of cards or other traditional objects then make a special place to keep and preserve them. How you treat the tool forms an "aura" of expectation and preservation of energy. 4. If you use a box or area to store your Gamma tools, be sure to include an image of your empathic totem on or in the area. We are working with the "art of intent" here, not superstitious thinking. For example, let's say your empathic totem is a hawk and your choice of tools is a set of Tarot cards. You can build or acquire a wooden box to store the cards. You could carve or burn the image of a hawk into the lid of the box. This way you have connected your Gamma tools with your empathic totem. The goal is to have all levels interact. 5. The use of tools establishes a Beta presence for your empathic nature. You can extend this presence in different ways. Your object or the container of your object can be anointed with a scent that you associate with your own empathic nature. The choice of an oil or scent should be made empathically by listening to Dreamtongue: through a Beta, Alpha, Theta, or Delta message. Any colors associated with your tools can be chosen in the same way. The more associations you form to your tools the stronger your connection to your power source. 6. If you find yourself using a tool and you are not feeling connected to it, then change. Do not become burdened with trying to make it work. Your empathic nature is already present; it simply needs a means to express. Listen to your inner empathic, it will guide you. 7. Change and evolve your tools over time. Do not worry about jumping around from one thing to another. You will find yourself always coming back to the thing that empowers you the most. The process of being drawn back to something is a very powerful Gamma confirmation. 8. Be sure to include your observations and developing relationship with your tools in your Dreamtongue journal.

Creating Your Own Gamma Tool
The creation of new Gamma tools is very prevalent today. You can find countless versions of Tarot cards, empathic reading cards, and spiritual guidance cards. There are

many systems of divination available to you right now. Any one of them may be your Gamma connection. You can also be the creator of one. As an empath you only need a place to focus your attention. Once focused you can listen the language of Dreamtongue. To create your own tool or tools first decide what kind of method you want to use. There are two types of method in divination:

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the "drawing method"-- where empathic information appears to be drawn from a source, and the "projective method" - where empathic information is projected onto images and patterns.

The projective method is commonly done through cards, stones, and patterns. You can design a set of cards which contain images that are meaningful to you. The number of cards, the meaning of the cards, how they are to be laid out, and the guidelines for their use can all be empathically determined by you. The projective method is also done by something called, "scrying," which involves gazing into a translucent substance like water or a crystal ball. By focusing your attention into a bowl or pool of water you can project Delta images to gain information. To use the projective method simply requires that you have something visual on which to focus. The rules, guidelines, and things that you use to establish your focus are completely up to you. There is no secret formula needed in order for them to work. Your own empathic nature is what works; the tools are just the means to an end. You could grab a clump of dirt and throw it on the sidewalk, then look for patterns in the dirt. It is your empathic mind which organizes the interpretations you get. So be creative and be adventurous. The drawing method can be done in many ways. For example, you may select a necklace as your Gamma tool. Let's say it is an ankh. You might rub this ankh with patchouli oil once a week, because the scent of patchouli is compatible with your empathic nature. When you smell the patchouli you are reminded of your growth as an empath. To use the drawing method you would train yourself to touch the ankh in a specific way, such as holding it between the thumb and index finger with your left hand. You associate this act with drawing empathic information into your awareness, so that each time you do this you access one or more levels of Dreamtongue. The selection of an object and the ritual you design to access it is completely determined by you. The important thing to remember is to decide in advance how you are going to use it so that you are clear enough to focus when you need to. Be creative and be flexible. Let the process grow and shape itself through experience. There is one last practice to put into place. The practice of empowering your Gamma tools. This is really self-empowerment with the tools as the focal point.

Empowering Your Gamma Tools
The last piece to put into place involves connecting with the world around you. As an empath it is vital that you connect with the Earth, the natural rhythms and cycles that are occurring around you.

If you are in the house, in the car, at work all the time, then you can lose your connection to the pulse of life around you. To empower your Gamma connection requires that you find a specific activity in order to connect with the Earth in your own personal way. Consider the following guidelines. 1. Select a place outdoors that is special to you in some way. Listen to the Dreamtongue messages you get while selecting an area. Listen to how your body responds, to the feelings you get, the impressions that come to mind, the images that appear. You probably already have such a place in mind; it is a place where you need to go from time to time. 2. It does not matter if this is a public or private place, as much as it matters how you feel and respond to it. It can be a park, a beach, a backyard, a courtyard, a tree, a river, a stream, a pond, a path, a garden. It can be anything as long as it feels right to you and you can associate connecting to the Earth through the place. 3. Make a point to visit this place at least once a week. There are no rules for how often you do this; it is just that you maintain the connection. Sometimes you will need to go there more often and other times less often. There will be times when weather affects your access to the place. The place itself will go through cycles and growth, which will be a part of your process. If your place is a park that gets bulldozed down for a parking lot then your growth will involve transferring the energy of that spot to a new place. 4. Take your Gamma tool(s) with you when you go to the place. You may design a ritual (process) for your empowerment time. You may just sit in contemplation. Your time may involve walking or creating or whatever. You must guide and determine these things for yourself. This inner guidance is the power of the empath that you need to develop. 5. Record each time you visit your power source in your empaths journal. Some may use the time at the power source for journal writing. You may find yourself writing more directly in Dreamtongue (from the empathic level) by doing this. 6. Always go alone to this place. This maintains the focus and the concentration behind your development. You might desire to share this spot with a special person but I encourage you to keep this practice intact. Of course, the only really guiding principle comes from within you and all choices rest with you. You may find other places that are better for sharing with others. You now have all five of the letters of the empathic alphabet:

You have been introduced to how they relate and work with each other. These letters combine into messages and impressions that originate from your empathic senses. To understand your dream voice, which speaks in the language of your unconscious, involves hearing with your body, mind, and soul, the messages that come from all levels of life. Normal literal language conveys very little information compared to Dreamtongue. By beginning to understand the five empathic letters you are seeing how a symbol can represent so much more information than a word, as well as how a word can be a

symbol. This understanding of how a symbol can convey more information than a literal word is the beginning of your knowledge of Dreamtongue. It is the language of an empath. It is a key to levels of information not available to your primary senses. When you have selected a Gamma tool or tools, and have begun the practice of empowering yourself and those tools, you have completed stage seven of your training as an empath. You are now ready to begin working with the art of empathic language.

Stage Seven Review
1. The goal of stage seven is to understand Gamma as the source of the other four levels of empathic functioning and to develop a means of working with this power source. 2. Gamma, unlike the other functions, is not related to brain wave activity. 3. Gamma is consciousness as a field of energy, also called the aura. 4. Gamma events involve precognition, retrocognition, channeling, issues of Life after death, other forms of life, and other levels of reality. 5. Precognition often occurs spontaneously when there is a need. Divination is a means of accessing precognition intentionally. 6. Divination is the artful way of processing empathic information. 7. Selecting a Gamma tool connects an empath to her or his own power source. 8. You can create your Gamma tool or use traditional ones. 9. The final practice of empath training is to empower your Gamma tools on a regular basis. 10. Dreamtongue is the language of the empath using symbols to convey more information than literal language.

Stage Eight
Interpreting Dreamtongue
(Note: due to the length of this lesson it will be presented in five sections)

SECTION 1:
In stage seven all the pieces of your empath training were set into place. You learned about Gamma, the source of empathic information and ways to empower that source. At this stage you will have chosen a tool or set of tools to work with your empathic source and will have begun the practice of empowering your tools. You are now ready to learn the basics of interpreting and working with the empathic language of Dreamtongue;.to learn how the letters of the empathic Alphabet fit together to form words, images, and messages.

This lesson will be like a spelling primer, introducing you to pieces of the empathic language that you can use to learn the larger forms of expression; think of it as an "empathic dictionary." You can learn this primer by first focusing on the areas that are of interest to you. In time you can learn the other areas for greater expansion of your abilities. The language of Dreamtongue, by any name, is spoken by all living things. At the nuclear level of the atom, all things can be considered to have life. Dreamtongue is the interconnected communications between all things. You are more likely to be aware of the empathic language between people, but it occurs between animals, plants, and insects as well. Dreamtongue occurs through all of nature, for mother Earth herself is a living thing. The Earth speaks to you through Dreamtongue. As your understanding of this greater meta-communication process increases, so too will your empathic abilities. Since Dreamtongue is the all pervasive language of existence there is no end to the possible uses and formats available to an Empath. As a student of Dreamtongue you have stepped into a wonderful world of limitless possibilities. To guide you in your learning of the empathic language I have chosen one area to focus the lesson. I will focus on the interactions between people. After learning about interactions your journey will have just begun as you explore Dreamtongue communication with animals, plants, and beyond. In the same way that you can fit into a new culture or country by learning the language, the learning of Dreamtongue will help you become a citizen of a larger empathic world with vast amounts of new information. Your challenge as a budding Empath will be to learn how you can use that information and how that information impacts your life. To deal with those challenges I encourage you to work with an "Empath's Circle," described in the next lesson.

Interpreting the Empathic Language of Another Person
The five levels of Dreamtongue, indicated by the five empathic letters, apply to every aspect of communication. The following symbol composite represents every person you encounter:

Where

is the physical body, appearance, body language and behavior.

is the emotional and psychological state, the person's overall comfort level, the individual's orientation to an experience, the associations the individual is making, and the general mood that is being conveyed.

is

the

individual's thoughts and individual uses commonly used

individuality, what is unique about the individual mentally/intellectually, the specific personality, the experience in life, the education, and memories, the ways of thinking, and the types of imagery the to communicate (including the types of words most by that person).

is what shapes the personality, it is the contextual world view of the individual, the individual's perception of things, it is to a larger extent the unconscious which is filled with imagery from all levels. It is the own empathic awareness of that person whether conscious or unconscious. Delta is the type of "pictures" someone paints with their overall communication.

is the very soul of the person, it is the values and the beliefs that the individual holds dear; it is what gives meaning to that person's life, it is what is loved and what is enjoyed by that person. It is the source of pleasure as well as of pain, it is the guiding force of that life either consciously or unconsciously, and it is the essential energy state of that person. Everything you can understand about the five empathic levels as related to yourself also applies to other people. As an empath you will use your understanding of yourself to understand others. What you know about yourself, you know about everyone else. Each level of empathic language has five levels of expression. For example, the Beta level of body language has five levels of expression:

Beta Language
1. "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" (the Beta of Beta) describes the Beta level of body language -- the level where your body speaks for itself. The Beta level of body language comes from how you are using your body. A person doing aerobics uses his or her body to exercise. To figure out what the Beta level of a persons body language simply answer this question, " What is it they are using their body to do?" Once you know that, you know how the empathic energy is being utilized on the physical level. Empathic energy is always present and is always in use: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Observation of action is the first pathway to empathic perception. Inexperienced Empaths like to debate over this point by saying, "the whole thing that makes me an 'empath' is that I can perceive things that are not visible."

To advance in your abilities you must understand that all perception/communication exists on a continuum. Beta represents the "outermost" extent of the continuum and Gamma represents the innermost extent of the continuum. Your ability to move from one end of the continuum to another represents the level of mastery you have developed over your own empathic functioning. When you combined observation of action/body language with observation of intuition you amplify your perception many times over. True empathic functioning does not solely rely upon extra-sensory perception. Instead it relies on heightened degrees of sensitivity and awareness. Heightened sensitivity and awareness act as a greater conduit to intuition. It is critical to grasp this principle before proceeding in the lesson. 2. "Acting How You Feel"-- (the Alpha of Beta) indicates how emotional states reflect in your body behaviors. On this level your body acts as a empathic mirror. Your form follows your thoughts. When you are sad you slump and when you are excited you stand up straight. Most people show what they are feeling by their expressions and by the way they are holding their bodies. Some people are expert at hiding their feelings (except from us Empaths, right?). To know the Alpha level of a person's body language answer this question, "What emotional state is the person projecting through their posture, movement, and expression?" Now, keep in mind, as we go through this list, we are going deeper and deeper into the person. If you are doing consultations this is an excellent map to follow. 3. "Acting Out Your Thoughts" (the Theta of Beta) sums up the Theta level of body language - when your body reflects your thoughts. I refer to you when describing these levels because you must keep in mind that you do all the same things that other people do. Use your self to study these levels. Observe your own behavior and you will learn a lot about other people. When you gesture to express your ideas or experiences you are using Theta body language. For example, hand movements to show the width or height of something. A person who gestures a great deal with their hands while talking is likely to be a person who is very connected in some way to the Theta level. This type of person is frequently very intuitive. To pinpoint the Theta level of a person's body language answer the following question, "How is this person using body to communicate thought?" Some people use their bodies in a very minimal way to express their thoughts. This kind of behavior can indicate a person who is very guarded and possibly fearful, although there are other possibilities to consider. Once you pinpoint the Theta level, or any level for that matter, you empathically connect with that level. 4. "The Freudian Slip On A Banana Peel" (the Delta of Beta) happens at the Delta level of body language and occurs through unconscious body signs. For example, you may be standing farther back from someone you do not like or trust, or standing close and leaning in towards someone you are very interested in, without being aware of it. If this behavior is intentional, then it comes from the Alpha level with a desire to communicate a feeling. When you are not aware of the body language you are expressing, the unconscious level of Delta is at work. This type of body language indicates when a person is most open to empathic probing and communication. It takes tact and skill to work with this level of communication. Intuition regarding Delta body language can form profound empathic links for an

Empath performing a "empathic reading." To assess the Delta level of a person's body language, ask a test question. You form the test question by your impressions and intuition. First determine what your impression is about the person's behavior. For example, if you have the impression that the person is uncomfortable, ask, "Are you feeling uncomfortable?" If the subject is surprised and denies feeling uncomfortable (yet you keep getting the impression that he or she is definitely uneasy), chances are real high that you have tapped into the Delta level of the body language. A word of advice -- be sensitive to what test questions you ask. If someone is revealing something very awkward to you by body language, don't just pull the rug out from under them. An empathetic and supportive approach is a critical empathic skill. I have been shocked and dismayed by individuals who claim to be "Empaths" yet display little to no empathy. 5. "Aura Reading" pertains to the (the Gamma of Beta) Gamma level of body language, how holographic or spiritual information is conveyed through your body movements and states. It is truly amazing to realize just how much communication is going on at any given point in time! Being an Empath means being aware of this communication and acting upon that awareness. The truth of Dreamtongue is that everything is communication! Period. An Empath is a person who trains to understand, read, and use this universe of communication. Since the Gamma level expresses through all the other levels, all expressions through the body relate to the Gamma level of body language. You can single out the Gamma level by considering the aura, the overall energy impression of the person. It is the gestalt, or combination of all factors. Think of Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta as puzzle pieces. When you put them all together you get the Gamma. Gamma expressed through Beta specifically relates to the energy states of expansion versus contraction, relaxation versus tension, withdrawn versus open; all perceptible through Beta. Your ability to read Beta body language develops by simply observing human behavior. Specifically noticing body posture, gestures, movement, and spatial relationships trains your empathic awareness to read Beta language. As you add Alpha to your repertoire, you will begin to notice the feelings or responses you have to what you are observing. Reading the aura can start with your eyes (Beta) and reach into deeper levels of information. All living things have an energy field (Gamma). This is like a light around the body. You and everyone around you has this light around their body. This light only registers through specialized instruments and empathic senses. There are ways to train your eyes to see the aura. What I offer involves learning to see the aura in your mind's eye. The following is an exercise you can practice with a friend.

Training Yourself To See Auras
First, have someone stand in front of you about three feet or more away. Practice taking in their entire image without focusing on any details. You will notice that as you do this you are not just looking at the body, you are also developing a mental image of the person. As you become more aware of the mental image you will see light and energy around the person. When you first start this exercise I want you to only concern yourself with developing the ability to see this energy field and not worry about interpreting it. After you have

developed the ability to see the aura (Gamma field) immediately when you see a person then begin to interpret what you are seeing. Refer to the Lesson Seven for understanding Gamma. Also, keep in mind that interpreting empathic data involves all level of your being. I do not endorse exercises where you have someone stand in front of a white wall in order to see the aura. This method relies on unintentional tricks of the eye and nervous system and does not truly reveal anything about auras. Beta energy also occurs and expresses through speaking as well as body language. The Beta voice occurs when spoken language focuses on external events and observations. Spoken Beta deals with declarative and directive statements, such as "There is the house," and," This is my dog," and, "Pick up the book." Whenever you are declaring what something is or trying to direct activity around you, then you are using a Beta voice. You will learn more about empath voices in the next lesson.

Interpreting Dreamtongue
Section 2: The Language Of Alpha
Alpha Language is the general language of the psyche, the emotional and psychological state of the person. I will refer to this as "emotive language" for the sake of this lesson. Emotions filter through body language in Beta and through subtler ways in Alpha. Remember, Alpha signals come to you through general feelings and impressions. What you read about the Alpha level of a person is first your responses to that person, then their responses to you. The back and forth activity of responses between two people is the Alpha level of empathic communication. Your ability to read the Alpha level of a person influences how well you can read and understand your responses to the person. Understanding the five levels of Alpha is an important part of your development as an expert traveler in the "Empath InnerNet," the superhighway of empathic information. "For Every Action Their Is An Equal And Opposite Reaction." (the Beta of Alpha) The Beta level of emotive language involves your reactions to physical events, objects, and people. When you are attracted to someone you will send out Beta emotions, either consciously or unconsciously. When feeling repelled by someone or something you will also be sending out equally strong Beta emotions. Remember: Alpha works with a push/pull process. This push/pull is a form of attraction versus repulsion. A Beta emotional signal is usually strong and sensed on all empathic levels. When it is very strong you simply perceive it at the Beta level using the primary senses. Your own responses often are clues to reading the Beta level of a persons emotive language. Ask yourself this question when in the presence of someone, "Am I feeling an invisible push or pull with this person?" If the answer is yes to either the push or the pull you are getting a Beta level Alpha signal (or in other words, the person is creating enough emotional energy to make a physical impression!). "An Ocean of Emotion" (the Alpha of Alpha) accurately describes the Alpha level of emotive language that involves the expression of emotional and feeling states.

Expressing your emotions can be through personal statements like, "I feel happy," or "I am really excited for you." Yet verbal statements about emotions and feelings are just the tip of the iceberg. Alpha signals related to emotional/feeling states are the most prevalent form of empathic signals occurring when two people are interacting. Alpha dynamics:

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You are responding emotionally to the person you are encountering, they are responding emotionally to you. You have a pre-existing emotional state and so do they. You are responding emotionally to things inside your self and so are they. They are responding emotionally to their surroundings and so are you.

All of these signals are flying around when two or more people come together, like currents in an ocean. As an Empath you sense these currents at the Alpha level. When you pair Beta signals with Alpha signals you can get a good reading on most situations. Empaths could serve very useful functions in political situations. There is one major complication at the Alpha level of emotive language. Most people tend to cover their own emotional states. This can be for two reasons: the basic need for privacy and because we have specific things that we do not want people to know. The Alpha level is where we are vulnerable, so the Alpha level is also where we put up our defenses, our guards, and our walls. As an Empath you will learn how defenses and walls are strong Alpha signals. In the same way that you can read someone's emotional state you can also read their "walls". The strength and intensity of the wall (or resistance) are normally equal to the strength and intensity of the emotion it is covering. Normal defenses that are put up for basic privacy are often flexible and negotiable. Defenses that are rigid and fiercely defended represent "dangerous" territory. By that I mean it is an area where the person is most vulnerable and probing around there could lead to all types of problems. Learning how to handle dangerous territory and such complicated interactions comes through experience and advanced training. Your sophistication as an Empath will develop over time, you must trust in your own process. "Starting To Read Minds" (the Theta of Alpha) occurs through the Theta level of emotive language. Here is where you respond to someone's internal states, such as their thoughts and beliefs. You could be riding on an elevator with a person and that person may not be responding to you at all. They may not even seem to be aware of you. Yet you are getting all kinds of obvious and empathic impressions that the person is very angry. Sometimes it is not obvious, yet you still get the Alpha associations of anger coming from that person. The anger is not a response to you. The anger is a response to something they are thinking. When you get such signals from a person, those signals represent the Theta level of emotive language. What you do with such signals is up to your best judgment and personality. You may get an Alpha association that guides you to offer kind words to the person, which in turn relieves that person due to your action. The other possibility is that you get an Alpha association to leave that person alone. Your first and most immediate impression is usually the most empathic one. I want you to notice that reading the Alpha level does not involve so much answering a

question as much as it does learning to sense "currents." When in Alpha take your snorkel and seahorse inner tube, for you are getting into deep waters! "Empathic Link-Up" (the Delta of Alpha) describes the Delta level of emotive language. This level requires more practice and skill to perceive than the previous levels. If Alpha is the empathic ocean then this level is caverns under the ocean floor. Delta emotive language involves an overview of how the person perceives life, as well as their orientation to the world. Signals from this level involve a common theme used in movies when portraying empathic events: seeing through the eyes of another person. Yet at this level it does not involve seeing what they are seeing, as much as it involves seeing things the way they see it. To give you a "nondramatic" example that many people relate to: when I go to the movies or watch a television show with someone, I pick up the Delta level of their emotive language very strongly. The way it occurs is that I end up perceiving the movie the same way the other person is perceiving it. If it is a movie that I would normally enjoy tremendously, and I am watching it with a person who does not enjoy it and does not understand it, then I experience the movie the same way they do. If they feel bored with the movie then I feel bored with it. Later I might watch it alone or with someone who enjoys the same films, and then find the movie exciting and wonderful. Another example of the Delta level of emotive language is when two people are seeing the same event from two entirely different points of view. If neither one is able to see it as the other does, an argument usually ensues. As an Empath you can develop the ability to see things from the perspective of the other person that will help tremendously with your communication skills. As you begin to make this empathic link-up with other people, it will become very important for you to know how to distinguish your own thoughts and perceptions from those of others. You can ask questions here to separate your thoughts from someone else's. Examine each thought you are having and ask yourself if this is your normal way of thinking. Break down each thought with another question until you feel as you have separated your thoughts from your link-up partner. As with all good empathic skills, practice makes perfect. "The Empathic Snapshot" (the Gamma of Alpha) The Gamma level of emotive language involves an overall response to a person, one that is more immediate, like a first impression. A Gamma first impression is really like a empathic snapshot. It gives you a complete picture immediately of all levels of a person. The problem with working with a Gamma first impression is the speed of it. The empathic snapshot occurs within a second of meeting someone. For most people many thoughts flood after that first second and the initial impression gets lost. When you first meet someone each second counts as one impression. The very first few impressions are the most empathic. All impressions that follow become imbued with conscious evaluations and judgments. Learning to catch your Gamma snapshots, your immediate first impression requires practice. Most first impressions are followed by a flood of afterthoughts. Catching those empathic first impressions involves remembering that very immediate response/thought you had in a given moment. This is a talent you can develop by repetitive practice.

Interpreting Dreamtongue
Section 3: The Language Of Theta

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 activity. "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 you. 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 unrecognized. "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

Interpreting Dreamtongue
Section 4: The Language Of Delta
Delta Language is the level of pictures, images, forms, shapes, and patterns. This is the "world of the empathic," the stuff from which movies are made. Profound levels of empathic functioning occur at this level and exist within all people. Yet the level is so remote from our conscious minds that it seems unreal to most people. The most representative skill of Delta is called remote viewing. The Delta skill of remote viewing involves seeing actual things but Delta language involves both actual and symbolic imagery. Delta is visual language in all of its forms.

"Seeing What The Killer Sees" (the Beta of Delta) is a phrase that really gets your attention, doesn't it? The Beta level of visual language is the favorite level of Hollywood films. There have been numerous films and TV shows where someone can see through the eyes of a killer and has to somehow stop them. Well, I hope you never have to deal with such an experience unless you are looking for it. Signals from this level involve directly seeing what another person is seeing through your own inner vision. Although empathic vision often appears represented as dramatic and sensational, seeing what another person is seeing is more likely to occur in a very ordinary context. Once my wife had gone to a nearby grocery to pick up a few items. After a half an hour went by I expected her to be home any minute. Well, another half hour went by and she wasn't home. So I was a little concerned. Another half hour went by and she still wasn't home, so I was getting very concerned. I decided to make a telepathic link with her by focusing on her. I focused all my thoughts on her with the intent of knowing where she was at or what she was doing, primarily to know that she was okay. Within a few minutes I saw clothing items and the inside of a store. I could see her hands holding up some pants and then setting them back down again. At the Alpha level I felt a sense of calm and reassurance. When she came home she told me she had gone to the clothing store and was looking at some pants. Not quite as exciting as tracking a killer, but hey, it can come in handy. I should have called this, "Seeing What The Shopper Sees." "The Empathic House Of Mirrors" (the Alpha of Delta) is the tricky Alpha level of visual language where the empathic messages are distortions of what a person is seeing based upon the emotional state he or she is experiencing. If someone is in a very happy state then the world looks beautiful and exciting. If the person feels depressed or disappointed the world can look menacing or ugly. If someone is afraid of water the beach could look very threatening. If someone loves chocolate a fudge brownie might be the most beautiful thing in the world at that moment. At the Alpha level of visual language the quality and status of an image are your signals. Unless you are seeing what the other person is seeing this type of signal does not register very clearly. Where it does apply is my example of going to the movies with someone who does not like the movie. Since I am looking at the same thing they are looking at, the Alpha visual signal registers for me, and I can feel the same way about what I am seeing as the other person feels. This level is a "empathic hall of mirrors" because you are receiving feelings from another persons viewpoint which gets entangled with your own viewpoint. It is hard to tell the difference between your own responses and those of the other person. The best way to sort the responses out is to ask the person. It is perfectly legitimate to ask questions during a reading in order to sort out empathic messages from mental noise. This helps refine the connection. If you are working at this level but not in a reading context, then ask yourself the question, " Is this my own response?". Draw from all of your intuitive levels to answer the question then consciously acknowledge the answer. Each time you come to a confusing message then ask the question again. It is just like feeling your way through the House of Mirrors, looking for the doorways. Once you have sorted out the responses you are experiencing, then you can probe deeper into the information you are getting. "The House of Mirrors Continues" (the Theta of Delta) as you move deeper in your empathic connection to others. Here in the Theta level of visual language you are still

moving through images of your own thoughts that reflect the inner thoughts of the other person. To keep this level clear just remember: When people are thinking about what it is they are seeing, those thoughts become signals. If the person I am with is thinking," This movie makes no sense," and I receive that signal, then I begin to think," This movie makes no sense." At the same time this happens, I am aware that the movie makes sense to me, but I have picked up the other person's thought that in turn shaped how I saw the same event. At this level it is not the thought you measure but the influence of the thought on your perceptions. It is a very subtle distinction that you do not need to worry about, just keep in mind. Dreamtongue is the basis of a new technology and this lesson is simply for outlining the parts of that technology for future reference. When you are actively functioning as an Empath you will be experiencing more of an unbroken flow rather than all these distinct parts. Learning the components of Dreamtongue only helps strengthen your unbroken flow. "The Empathic Dream Connection" (the Delta of Delta) occurs at the Delta level of visual language. This Delta/Delta level involves a fairly rare form of empathic connection. A Delta signal of visual language is a empathic vision of another person's empathic vision. This would happen if two people are seeing the same object and event by remote viewing at the same time. Yet it would be difficult to establish if each person were having an independent remote viewing or if one was seeing the inner vision of another. I do not have a real life example of this process but there was a Hollywood example once, in a movie from the late seventies. I will not describe it here but if you are interested in hearing this example just post a request. What is more likely to occur at this level sounds even more fantastic and that is: two people having the same dream together at the same time. Theta is the primary level of dreams but Delta involves even deeper forms of dreaming. About fifteen years ago I had an intense experience with this phenomenon. A girl that I liked very much and had very strong feelings for, was about to leave the country. I had never really expressed my feelings to her. She was going back to her native country and was not planning to return. For different reasons I was unable to get to her in time to say good-bye. One night after she had already made it back home, I had an amazingly vivid dream. In this dream I met her on a downtown street. The image of the street and area of town was clear and extremely lifelike. In the dream we hugged, cried, and said our goodbyes. In the dream I told her my real feelings for her and she did the same. It was an overwhelmingly emotional dream. We held each other tightly afraid to let go but, as dreams go, I awoke. Within days I sent her a letter and told her all about the dream. Before the letter had time to even get to her, I received a letter from her. In that letter she told me all about having the exact same dream. She described it exactly as I had described it. When she got my letter she immediately wrote back saying how amazed she was at what had happened and how our letters had crossed in the mail. This is one example of connecting through Delta visual language. "Spirit Vision" (the Gamma of Delta) is the Gamma level of visual language and it involves seeing symbolic spiritual imagery about a person. Sometimes people claim to see a guardian angel, a spirit guide, or a spiritual design within a persons aura. Holographic images from Gamma frequently appear in visual forms of some sort.

Whether or not there are actual guardian angels or spirit guides remains a personal decision for each individual Empath to decide. Images of a persons past incarnations can appear at this level as well. Information about the persons past can appear through the Gamma level of visual language. To work with the Gamma level of visual language requires a comfort and an interest in symbols, myths, and creative expressions. I have written a small book I use in spiritual awakening classes called, "The Auroraportes." It is written in Dreamtongue using the Gamma level of visual language as the focal point. It conveys the dynamic influence of symbolism in our search for meaning. Symbolism that occurs deep within this level of a psyche is rich with powerful information. I later took the format of the Auroraportes and expanded it into a complete work that is now called "The Book of Storms." Once you tap into this level within yourself you will be able to do it with another person. When you work at this level with another person you are working with what constitutes spiritual guidance. Symbolic messages are holographic, which means they contain information about the whole person or their whole life. Symbols contain vast amounts of information in contrast to the limited information of literal messages. The word spiritual here does not imply any doctrines or dogma of any sort. I use the word spiritual to refer to the overall quality of someone's life.

Interpreting Dreamtongue
Section 5: The Language Of Gamma

Gamma Language is the meta-language of the spirit, it is the whole (holographic) nature of a person that expresses through countless means. All the above levels of Dreamtongue are in fact Gamma language. Gamma language expresses spiritual questing, spiritual needs, and spiritual understanding. The word spiritual here means a connection to existence and meaningful relationship with all of life. Gamma is the spiritual language. This is the deepest level of empathic functioning. "The Creative Urge" (the Beta of Gamma) emerges deep from within the Beta level of spiritual language and involves perceptions/expressions of beauty and joy in the physical world. The recognition of beauty (aesthetics) and the emotion of joy trigger unique patterns within select parts of your brain. Messages regarding the sanctity and the beauty of nature, of physical life, of physical love, of art, and movement are all Beta messages of spiritual language. As Gamma signals, these messages originate from within you at the deepest level of your self. Gamma signals are often felt as intense creative impulses. "Spiritual States" (the Alpha of Gamma) occur at the Alpha level of spiritual language. This level involves signals of spiritual emotional states, states of wholeness, joyfulness, clarity, love, internal freedom, and peacefulness. These signals result from an awareness of the holographic nature of things, or put another way, the oneness behind all things. You normally receive information at the Alpha level of spiritual language when something inspires you or touches you in a significant way. Standing before a waterfall, watching the sunset, holding a baby, or reading inspirational materials can generate

these signals within you. When you can read these states in another person you are accessing their Alpha level of spiritual language. "The Universal Mind" (the Theta of Gamma) can be found through the Gamma level of spiritual language. It is the place where all rational explanations fall short. The entire area of metaphysics, including religion and all spiritual topics, come into discussion at this level. This is a level that is personal and significant to each person in some unique way. How you interpret it and what you decide about it is a personal choice and experience. To give you one example that relates to empathic nature, I would mention the subject of channeling. I have had a very profound experience with channeling that I will not recount here. What I will share is that the result of that experience has led me to understand channeling as a means to tap into our higher natures. Whether we call these higher natures spirit or whatever, is of no matter. We all have a higher nature. From my channeling experience I learned to call my higher nature my "sovereign self." I do not think that other beings use our bodies to speak during channeling, but that is just my opinion. It merely involves greater parts of ourselves that speak, using Dreamtongue, to convey information from our deepest levels. Still, the problem with defining these experiences comes with defining beingness. We do not really understand our own ultimate natures, so how can we understand where to draw the lines between our consciousness and other levels of consciousness? What is useful to know is that channeling is a way to tap into your own Gamma level. To channel only requires that you learn to trust in yourself enough to let this level open up inside of you. Channeling is nothing more than speaking out loud with your dream voice. You can do it alone or with other people. If you do work with channeling, try to record it through writing or on tape, so that you can put it in your Empath's journal. You will be amazed at what can potentially come through you. Many subjects open up at this level. The concept of the collective consciousness of the planet; the collective unconscious; Jungian archetypes, and ideas of a "universal mind" all come into view at this level of empathic communication. We have barely skimmed the surface in this discussion. "Walking between the Worlds" (The Delta of Gamma) If the last level is the place where all "explanations fall short," you can imagine that this level will be even more of a challenge to the intellect. The Delta level of Gamma refers to the "inner observer" , the "inner eye," as the part of you that sees existence from the innermost level. This inner observer is more like the "eyes of your soul." The closest anecdotal information related to this level involves moving out of one's body and into other dimensions, worlds, universes. Whether or not these dimensions and worlds would be constructs of the brain or actual locations cannot be always determined at this point in our development as a species. To explore this level further I would direct you to books related to shamanic journeying and Eckankar. "The Door" (the Gamma of Gamma) At this pure Gamma level we can only be aware of the potential that we are each interconnected with the rest of existence. The pure state of Gamma is where we are all connected and therefore have access to the "universe" itself. It can be thought of as the "door in which we entered this existence" and the "door by which we will exit."

If there is communication between worlds, if noncorporeal beings of any sort exist, this would be the place through which those communications would occur. This is the place of the great mystery. Here, our brains cannot wrap around the ultimate reality. Instead we are challenged to find this door and to explore on our own. Some say it leads to a great Abyss that cannot be traversed. Others say they have crossed that Abyss and returned with new vision and inspiration. Whatever lies beyond what the human brain can conceive/perceive is to be found within this "door" of the Gamma level. Throughout this lesson you were introduced to a primer of Dreamtongue components. So far we have identified 25 key levels of communication available to an Empath. What is more important is that you get a feel for all of these parts, more than memorizing them. The parts always work together into a whole tapestry of information. Rarely, if ever, does any one part of Dreamtongue occur without all the others present in some degree. Yet, as I mentioned before, learning about the parts will help you have greater understanding in working with the whole. There is so much to share here, but this is all that is necessary for this stage of your preliminary training. Understanding the parts of the language will help you better listen to and interpret the flowing messages of Dreamtongue occurring around you everyday. You can use this lesson as a reference guide as you begin to notice Dreamtongue more and more in your life. What lies ahead in future courses will bring all of this information to life and will pull a veil away from your eyes. A veil that you did not even know was there. To become an awakened Empath is something far greater than just realizing you are an Empath. Your intuition will tell you when you are ready.

Lesson Eight Review
1. The purpose of stage eight is to begin to develop an understanding of the language of Dreamtongue, from the receptive end; to establish some basic guidelines for interpreting empathic language components. 2. Beta language is empathic language conveyed through the body and through actions. 3. Alpha language is emotive language which conveys emotional and psychological states. 4. Theta language is mental language which conveys mental content. 5. Delta language is visual language which conveys direct and symbolic imagery. 6. Gamma language is the spiritual language which conveys holographic and symbolic information. 7. All levels of Dreamtongue occur together blended into a flow of information. This concludes Lesson 8. Lesson 9, the final lesson for this course is next. If you are interested in receiving academic credit for this course just post a request for the details. The School of Empath Psychology offers a Masters level certification for individuals who complete the entire set of courses

Stage Nine: The Expressive Stage

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Welcome to the final stage of your preliminary training as an Empath. If you have read each lesson in order and started each of the practices as described, then you have set powerful wheels in motion. With that, you have activated your own empathic potential and are nourishing its growth and development. The process of co-patterning has already begun where your empathic mind and your waking mind are merging into one. This process continues over time and sets in motion evolutionary stages that will be covered in future lessons. In stage eight you learned about twenty-five receptive levels of Dreamtongue and what kind of information comes through each. You are now ready to begin learning about the expressive side of Dreamtongue, which involves ways of communicating empathic levels through writing, speaking, and interacting empathically. Dreamtongue is the language of the Empath. It is born of your heart and flows through your actions, your eyes, and your words. As you open up within yourself to the emerging empathic presence within you, your awareness of Dreamtongue grows like a small sprout into an abundant healthy vine.

Expressing Dreamtongue is a creative act. Creativity is the key to accessing the deepest inner levels of life and the abundant interactivity between all lifeforms. It involves turning speech, written words, or any form of communication into a creative motion which allows for all levels of Dreamtongue to flow. As I mentioned before, channeling is a direct way to speak Dreamtongue, but channeling will not be the choice for everyone. The fact of the matter is that channeling can happen in multiple forms. In some of the advanced courses I will show you how you can actually channel empathic information through your daily actions and conversations. In this final stage of your training you can begin to understand the expressive levels of Dreamtongue and ultimately put the expressive and receptive levels together to begin to master the language. I have a special course where I teach Empaths who are familiar with Dreamtongue how to access Dreamtongue levels of communication utilizing the English alphabet. The result of the course is to learn how to "read names." I developed the system for "name reading" and used it in consultations for years. It's amazing how much information can be accessed through the process. Successful completion of this course prepares an Empath to deliver a professional service to others. This service can be used for guidance, counseling, and training purposes.

There are five expressive levels of Dreamtongue. Expressing and emoting are parts of Empath abilities that fall under the category of "effluence." Empaths generate effluence all the time; either consciously or unconsciously. There is an "art" to effluence that can only be mastered by advanced Empaths. By advanced I mean those that have truly been trained and have developed clear skills sets and experience. In the final advanced levels of coursework I will train you to be a "Master Empath" by taking you through intensive skill development. For now I will introduce you to the subject of expressive Dreamtongue. By learning the expressive levels you will learn to use the voice of an empath. By developing the voice you will be able to deliver empathic messages through speaking. This will take practice and time to perfect, but it is an exciting aspect of empath development

The Beta voice is the directive voice. It is good for giving orders, telling someone what to do, making something happen, and getting things done. Parents and teachers use a Beta voice when directing children. Leaders use a Beta voice to direct followers. Coaches use a Beta voice to direct teams. Police use a Beta voice when they ask for your ID. Any time you want to get something done you use a Beta voice when it requires speaking. To generate a Beta voice requires that you be in a Beta state. It requires energy, emphasis, clarity, strength, and steadiness. A Beta voice is calm, steady, confident, and very direct. The more direct, the more truthful, the more accurate the communication, the more Beta strength it has. The tone is steady, calm, and focused. Shouting is not a Beta tone, yet the amplitude of the Beta voice can be increased when there is sufficient strength to the intent. Shouting is usually the result of someone losing control. A Beta voice can only be maintained when someone is truly in control of his or herself.

Beta expressions deal with concrete and literal matters. "The box is heavy," or "I have to work today." Beta expressions deal with obvious facts. When someone is speaking to you with Beta expressions the communication is about literal or actual facts," the store is two blocks south on the right side of the road." These expressions can be spoken or written. A technical book or set of instructions is a good example of written Beta expression. Practice your Beta voice by being a leader on a project and giving orders, directing a play, or taking charge in a situation. People who speak with predominantly Beta expressions are usually more literal or concrete in their thinking, which tends to be confined to what their senses can detect. A Beta personality is one that is confined intellectually by rigid ideas and thinking, but could be gifted with physical skills. You will learn to identify Beta personality types in time. (along with the other groups).

The Alpha voice is the persuasive voice. It is good for convincing, enticing, seducing, encouraging, reassuring, emoting, and guiding. Therapists use an Alpha voice when talking with a client. Mothers and fathers use an Alpha voice when encouraging or reassuring their children. Lovers use an Alpha voice when seducing their partners. Singers use an Alpha voice when they sing. Liars use an Alpha voice when they lie. An Alpha voice is one that conveys and provokes emotion. A speaker might use an Alpha voice to deliver a persuasive speech. It is the emotional content and degree of emotional stimulation that determines the extent of the Alpha voice. An Alpha voice is one that is based upon

emotion, emotion of any sort for any purpose. A calm, loving, reassuring voice is an Alpha voice. An angry, vicious voice is an Alpha voice. An Alpha voice delivers and provokes emotional qualities. Any tone may be used with an Alpha voice. The tone is determined by the emotion involved. As an Empath you will become more and more sensitive to the emotional (Alpha) content of voices. To generate an Alpha voice involves experiencing an emotion that is conveyed through your voice. Alpha expressions often deal with reactions and responses to things. An Alpha expression is usually something like, " I really don't like him," or," She makes me feel all excited inside," or," That movie was so scary!" Alpha expressions deal with the relations between people and things, and with the responses that something provokes. Someone who uses Alpha expressions frequently is someone who is very sensitive and emotionally responsive. An Alpha personality is someone who feels things very deeply and who is largely driven by their emotions. (Sound familiar?) Alpha personalities are intuitive and tend to be the ones who are aware of his or her own empathic nature. Practice your Alpha voice by reading aloud poetry, singing a song, or trying to persuade someone to see your viewpoint on a topic.

The Theta voice is the probing voice. It is good for questioning, investigating, researching, inquiring, analyzing, evaluating, understanding, educating, training, and penetrating. Lawyers use a Theta voice in the courtroom. Detectives use a Theta voice when investigating a case. Consumers use a Theta voice when grilling a salesman before buying an item. Students use a Theta voice when trying to learn a topic. Educators use a Theta voice when explaining a topic. A Theta voice is one that probes for and utilizes information. The Theta voice is information driven and oriented, not in the declarative way of Beta, but in an analyzing, synthesizing, and penetrating way. The Theta voice is used to reach, to probe, and to discover.

Theta expressions are primarily questions or statements made to illuminate the nature of a fact. The more available the information the less the degree of Theta in your voice. If you ask a grocer how much does a loaf of bread cost, you are using a very small degree of a Theta voice. You are asking a question, so technically it is a Theta voice, but the information is readily available. The grocer would gladly tell you the price. If you were a prosecuting attorney and you were asking a defendant if he committed the crime, you would be using a full Theta voice. The greater the intent to penetrate and to probe, the stronger the Theta in the voice. In a self-actualized Empath the Theta voice can become very strong and must be used carefully. A person who has a lot of Theta in their voice is often a person of strong intellectual ability and has an analytical mind. A Theta personality is shaped around logic and higher degrees of knowledge. A Theta voice can be conveyed with clear and steady annunciation using varying tones. Practice your Theta voice by conducting an interview, taking a class and asking lots of questions, or solve a mystery through detective work. Note: a demand for information is not a Theta voice, it is a Beta directive. The types of voice you are using often changes several times in every conversation. As an Empath you can sharpen your skills by observing the changes in voice during conversations with people. Always note these observations in your Empaths journal. What you will learn in time is how voices get layered with different levels of empathic activity. In time you will be able to empathically "read" a person based upon the voice of the person.

The Delta voice is the pure voice of the Empath. Since Delta is the nest for your empathic nature, and "rests" within your unconscious mind, you may have never used or encountered a Delta voice. The Delta voice can be used to convey empathic messages, which are messages that are not heard by the ears or seen by the eyes. This is a very advanced topic but I did want to introduce you to it now. Dreamtongue is the Delta voice of Nature. Nature speaks to you all the time in a Delta voice. A Delta voice can be a sign, a symbol, an omen, a gesture, or an action. A Delta voice can be conveyed through words, when the words contain symbolic and hidden meaning. I recommend eighteen months of work as an Empath before pursuing a fully developed Delta voice. I usually offer Delta voice training as an internship for serious students. This means that everything that you do over the next year and a half as an Empath will prepare you for using the Delta voice. Anyone interested in pursuing advanced empath training will need to get academic credit for this course. For more information on how to do that just write me at Empaths@MySilentEcho.com . Since people have not yet consciously developed the Delta voice in our society, we can look at the Delta voice of the world around you. Delta messages come as signs and omens. After decades of work with a mystical system called the Qabalah, the number eleven became a significant Delta message for me. Everywhere I would go and everything I would do, I would somehow always encounter the number eleven. It still happens now when I need guidance or a confirmation with something I am doing. The study of omens and signs is the study of Delta messages. The experience of synchronicity is a form of Delta language. Synchronicity is when two apparently unrelated things happen together as if they were connected. Synchronicity is the result of the interconnectedness of all things. Synchronicity would be something like one day saying," Gee, I think I am going to go back to school," and on that same day you get a package in the mail from a local college inviting you to attend a program. It is like life talking back to you, guiding and confirming your direction in life.

The Gamma voice is the "sovereign" voice. This voice can take many forms, but it is always the voice of your greater self, the part of you that is unconfined and unlimited. It does not matter whether this is only a hypothetical construct, a psychological state, or a spiritual phenomenon. It is the direct filtering of your consciousness as an energy field that is inter-linked to all other energy fields. Information from the sovereign level is very difficult for the conscious mind to process because there is no verbal language to facilitate it. What happens in channeling is that a person opens up to their sovereign level and lets "the energy pour into the mind." The mind then has to translate that energy into words and states. The problem is that there are no words which directly translate the energy from Gamma. Here your mind has to be creative at its maximum potential. Theoretically, at the Gamma level you have access to the past, present, and future. The visionary power available in Gamma can be overwhelming to some individuals. Opening up Gamma is accessing the unlimited potential of consciousness. It taps into many levels of the self, most of which are unexpressed and connected to higher levels of reality. I do not teach channeling in early Empath training, I only mention it in context so that if you decide to work with it you will have a sense of what you are getting into. Your ability to work with all of the voices will develop as you observe the forms of voice occurring around you. The more observant you become as an Empath the more you will develop. Observation is your first power and experience is your best teacher in this field. What is difficult for most of us is that it is a lonely experience. There are no Empath Universities, Empath Temples, or even Empath Clubs. (?) The experiences you have, and the needs you have are virtually left unaddressed, and unsupported. This is why I encourage the development of Empath Circles which I will explain at the end of this lesson.

This completes the introductory lesson of Dreamtongue, covering the receptive and the expressive levels of empathic communication. If you are interested in pursuing the full coursework then I encourage you to sign up with The School of Empath Psychology. There are no fees – it simply sets up a student record for you so that you will have a transcript for your work. As a supplement I would like to introduce you to the Nine Empathic Cycles which govern all communication & experience.

The Nine Cycles
Now one final lesson to help you get started with functioning as an Empath. There are nine empathic cycles which determine the types of messages you will receive through empathic language. These cycles affect you and the people you encounter. When interpreting Dreamtongue for yourself or for others it is useful to be acquainted with these cycles. I teach these cycles to people who are interested becoming empathic counselors. You may choose to do some counseling or advising as an Empath and will find this knowledge useful. If you do not choose to work as a professional Empath, this training and information can enhance any work you do and all relationships in your life. The Nine Cycles of Dreamtongue There are nine cycles that can be perceived empathically in a "reading" or empathic counseling session. The cycles tend to follow each other but this pattern is easily disrupted by conscious choices and actions. Free will is always a powerful influence on empathic information. The visualization for understanding these cycles is to see them as a set of nine concentric rings. All nine cycles are always active but usually one at a time predominates. The predominant ring emerges as the outermost ring and will manifest in external events. The cycles also help you put the empathic messages you receive into a context.

Cycle One - (solar) This cycle involves the process of discovering and developing the
Self/Identity. During this time people are focused on "who am I", "what is my life about", the roles they play in their lives, etc. The big question during this phase is, "Who am I?", "Who do I want to be?", "Where do I belong?" and so forth.

Cycle Two- (lunar) This cycle involves the he process of growing and changing. During
this cycle a person is experiencing many changes and/or the opportunity to change. This is typically a very unstable time, leaving the person with feelings of uncertainty, and often confusion. The big questions are "What's going on?", "What's going to happen?", and "What choices do I make?" It is common for people to seek consultation during this cycle.

Cycle 3 -- (terrestrial) This cycle involves the process of karma and responsibility. During
this cycle a person is feeling that life is getting very complicated and sometimes overwhelming. Many energies tend to be at work during this phase, yet changes are not very big during this cycle. On the surface things appear to be stuck or staying the same. Often there is a persistent issue or challenge that must be met during this phase. The big questions tend to focus on, "What is the work for me during this time?"

Cycle 4

-- (pyrrhic [fire]) This cycle involves process of skill and mastery. During this cycle a person is experiencing a sense of optimism, success, and overall sense of control over life. Passion and drive are strong during this phase. People tend not to seek out readings/counseling during this cycle, but often in a session it is possible to discern approximately when the cycle will emerge.

Cycle 6 -- (aquatic [water]) This cycle involves the process of healing and regeneration.
During this cycle a person is feeling the need to withdraw from the pace of things, often from relationships and responsibilities. Energy appears to be low and outward action is not the priority during this time. The priority is to heal and take care of oneself. Often there is not a specific question during this cycle. There is more of a sense of "searching for something."

Cycle 7

- (aerial [air]) This cycle involves the processes of creativity and relating (relationships). During this cycle a person is primarily focused on a relationship or relationships. Social events and important connections are made during this time. When relationships are stable, creativity seems to be the focus during this cycle. Issues tend to be focused on others.

Cycle 8 - (geometric) This cycle involves the processes of intellect and vocation. During
this cycle issues of career and direction are prominent themes, this includes education. Career changes and directions are often the key issues during this cycle. Often choices and opportunities are abundant. Intellect is the strong force during this phase (whether that is a good or a bad thing), therefore knowledge and facts are more important than intuition alone.

Cycle 9

- (implicate) This cycle involves the processes of empathic awareness and ""mystical communion". By mystical communion I mean an increasing awareness of a reality greater than oneself and all the implications that follow. During this cycle deeper levels of meaning are being revealed about any and all of the other cycles, often through symbolism, dreams, and spiritual revelations. The predominant issues center on, "What is the meaning of life," and "What in life are my alignments?" Synchronicities are often abundant during this time. The dominant cycle will influence the types of activity and messages that you receive through empathic language. Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma levels all process the nine cycles. There is a very special pattern that is revealed when you take the empathic levels of communication and combine them correctly with the nine cycles. I will share this pattern in a later course. Over time you will learn how to determine the dominant cycle of another person. Perception of the active cycle normally occurs at the Theta level, as a thought that enters your mind. It is usually accompanied by other empathic messages and alpha associations. As you grow as an Empath, your sensitivity to the cycles will become quite adept. In the meantime you can use your Empath tool's to determine the present cycle you are in or that of another person.