MONK: Put your hand in the flame.
MONK: Place your hand in the flame.
DANIEL hesitates, then holds his hand over the flame, before pulling back in pain.
DANIEL: Ah! Why did you tell me to do that?
MONK: Why did you do it?
DANIEL: Because you told me to.
MONK: Because you trusted me.
MONK: Within you is the capacity for trust. Trust OMA DESALA. Do not believe you can light the candle, believe she can light the candle.
Now for those of you (probably most) that are confused, that’s part of a Stargate episode, but forget that and look at the point of it. Replace OMA DESALA with yourself and omit the next line. For a good bit of people including myself, there is more than enough ability there, there just isn’t self confidence. You may have had a situation not too different when someone told you to do something a certain way, you did it, and WOH!, it worked incredibly well. Then later it doesn’t work as much. The likely reason for this is you trust that person more than you do yourself, and since they said it would work right a certain way, you believe it will work and you can do it now. You have to look at this and figure out how to skip the middle man and just believe you can do it.
The first thing you have to realize is that for many people, your unconscious self is going to try and Block you from doing anything “concrete” in psionics, you might be able to do stuff like psiballs, shielding, etc, but you find yourself not able to do stuff like Healing or Psychokinesis that you can you can see and instantly say: that was psionics, it worked, and I did it. That’s not uncommon, your subconscious is going to take everything it knows about the world, and say “you can’t do that.” Don’t find it so hard to believe, you were probably thinking it the first time you heard about the “concrete” skill you’re having trouble with, you were almost certainly thinking it when you were unsuccessful, and somewhere in your head you might even be thinking it right now. It is not easy to handle, but by reading this you’ve already got the first part of the battle down. You know what you’re fighting against, what you have to direct your focus to change, for a while that alone can improve things but it might not solve everything forever. That’s what the next couple parts of this section, here are gathered several methods for trying to defeat that unconscious part of yourself once and for all and win it to your side.
This is the most common method, it will work for some people, but not for all. It is still worth a try however. The method itself is self explanatory, go through every doubt you have one by one and reason it out until you can get past it, if you can do this well enough it should at least make some kind of dent in your problem that is if it is because of a rationally based doubt, reason can beat out reason but reason vs lack of reason can be a different story.
You should work on this method for at least 3 days before proceeding.