One of the most important concepts in psionics is the idea of causing change. When we practice telekinesis, we wish to cause change to the environment by moving an object (such as a pencil or highlighter), in our real, physical reality. To do this, we need to have a will to make the highlighter move using our mind. This is one of the major factors that separates imagining a highlighter moving with telekinesis, from actually moving a highlighter using telekinesis.
To make changes requires an internal action on your part. For example, when you go to the store, you first remind yourself internally that you need some groceries. Second, you decide to make an action – that is – to walk to your car with your keys, and drive to the store.
What does this have to do with doing Psionics exactly? To make changes Psionically (for example, to move an object with telekinesis) you must also be able to think and make actions in a way that is intentional. To act intentionally means that you have a clear perception of what you are doing. To be “intentional” is to be accurate in all of your pursuits or actions.
When we talk about methods of how to do Psionics, we usually are speaking in terms of experience. We do not actually understand how Psionics works. We understand and work with it through the observations of its effects on ourselves and the environment around us. Since we are not sure about a lot of how Psionics works, and are unsure of many things, it is best to try to explain Psionics by discussing it in terms of what we do understand.
Concept #1: We can work with symbols in a discrete or overt manner which represent what we want to happen, and this can be effective in making psychic things happen.
This brings us to one of the most fundamental points about Psionics. Understand that every act you take, and everything you think acts as a symbol representing your intention. To act intentionally is to recognize that everything you do can be effective in making psychic things happen. It follows that without the proper discipline, it is possible to(and some people most certainly do) act and think in ways that directly contradict your goals(both psychically and psychologically).
Concept #2: We appear to be doing Psionics all of the time, whether or not we are aware of it.
Now, this means that it is probably in your best interest to practice making your actions intentional, so that you aren't mentally thwarting your efforts to get what you want. Consider the following example of this destructive behavior, which you should try to avoid:
Consider that it is your goal to be seen as a professional by your peers at the workplace. However, outside of the workplace, you conduct yourself in manners which are unkempt and unprofessional. For example, you decide to do dishes at the last second, keep your house cluttered, wear tennis shoes and jeans with rips in them on your days off.
The problem with this, from a Psionic perspective, is that the clutter and ripped jeans are themselves symbols which represent what you wish your reality to be like. That is, clutter is seen as unprofessional and unkempt, but you are trying to be seen as professional in the workplace. These two actions are contradicting, and you are telling the universe, as well as yourself, that you don't really have the will to be a professional.
What needs to also be understood here is that your attitude and thoughts affect you and your environment in negative and positive ways, and that Psionics should not be something you just sit down to do 30 minutes every day. It is something that is done all of the time (whether intentional or not).
A person is often able to engage in a psychic act by acting and thinking in certain ways. Conveniently enough, you happen to be thinking and engaging in actions every single day of your life. As it turns out, you can make real, positive change with psionics in your life just by thinking and acting in appropriate ways, every single day.