DMILS is defined many ways by many people, The Koestler Parapsychology Unit defines it thusly:
DMILS (Direct Mental Interaction with Living Systems) : a term used to describe instances where one person tries to influence a biological system from a distance. Often the biological system is the physiology of another person.
Manipulating biological systems is tricky for a number of reasons. First and foremost it is potentially dangerous to perform this kind of manipulation. Understand though, that DMILS is not practically dangerous because of the second reason it is tricky: Biological systems are very resilient to unwanted change by these means. This is part of the reason one is more likely to heal someone than to kill them using non-physical means. Biological systems resist negative change, and conversely, typically, accept positive change. The third reason, which for many will seem the most challenging to overcome, ought to be obvious: one must at least roughly understand the system they wish to affect (lest your unenlightened tampering cause nothing you wish it to).
It is very much worth noting that while DMILS is generally classified as a form of psychokinesis, it is not exclusively accomplished using psychokinetic techniques and/or skills. Because you are dealing with a living system, there is the capacity to interact with the system in multiple ways. Yes, you can us PK to affect matter, but it is possible to obtain similar results by using skills like empathy and telepathy to directly address aspects of the system or the system as a whole. Often the combination of these methods is more effective than either alone. Energy manipulation also enters into the equation because most living things are also, inherently, astral beings. DMILS is for these reasons actually a rather broad field, despite its general classification as a branch of psychokinesis.
There are several aspects of performing DMILS to consider well before considering practice. Some of these concerns and prerequisites are listed below in the order the author feels is most to least important.
Study the anatomy and physiology of what you wish to affect, scientific names for bones and enzyme are utterly unnecessary, however an approximate understanding of how the biological system works is the key to success. To be perfectly clear, you don't need to know that there are 8 carpal bones in the wrist called the triquetrum, pisiform, capitate, hamate, lunate, scaphoid, trapezoid, and trapezium bones, but you ought to know there eight carpal bones and approximately how they fit together, particularly before you try to affect a human wrist.
Understand that “affect” does not necessarily mean “alter,” rather you are influencing the system (in most cases). Generally this is a subtle influence, triggering an adrenaline rush, focusing blood platelets near an open cut, increasing or decreasing pulse or body temperature... In extreme cases there can be true alteration, though. There were many stories of people changing their eye colors for a period of a few years in the mid to late 2000's, some with accompanying photographic evidence (though the vast majority without). Some have reported causing and dispersing bone spurs as well, again evidence has been minimal. If these takses were accomplished, which is in doubt, it was a reckless thing to pursue. You are generally interacting with a system, not brute-forcing it outside of its regular parameters (yet another reason to study the physiology of the system, all the better to understand its limits).
A rough idea of what is a reasonable limit of DMILS is somewhat difficult to give, largely because the ability to affect a system is most heavily influenced by the system. A willing system accepting a positive change can have incredible results from DMILS, while an unwilling system rejecting a negative change can have minimal to no effect. It is not unreasonable to speed the closing of an open wound, or speed the destruction of a virus using DMILS in a willing subject, both of which effects can be quite dramatic. On the other hand it is somewhat unreasonable to expect to be able to produce a counter-homeostatic result, such as increased susceptibility to infection, or slowing the recovery of a wound. In one case the body and mind of the target work in sync with your efforts, in the other they fight them, it’s their body, not yours, and they have all the keys to the kingdom, it shouldn’t take a great leap of the imagination to see why one is much more effective than the other, despite being what might logically seem like equally difficult tasks. When assessing the plausibility of a given effect use your best judgement, and optimize your chances by working with, not against, the system you are interacting with.
Establishing a connection with your target is, for some, vitally important to affecting it. When your target is yourself this is automatic, however others can be tricky, particularly initially. Try to forge a connection by creating natural sympathy between yourself and the target, synchronizing breathing is an easy way to do this. There are of course other ways to “lock-on” to a target, from talking to them (in person, on the phone, online) to looking at their picture, to visualizing their living system, to scanning them. Different people prefer different methods. The more visceral a method seems to you, often, the better it is for you to use.
Actually affecting the biological system you are targeting can be much the same as other forms of PK, or it can rely on entirely different mechanics, and so the specific methodology varies. As with all PK the method is not set in stone, rather use the PK method you are most comfortable with. I personally have always favored the “Just do it” method, which is invariably difficult to explain, those that practice this method should have little or no trouble applying it, and so I will cover other methods of PK as they apply to DMILS.
Especially while one is learning, visualization of the desired outcome is very common, this can be very useful when accompanied by an accurate understanding of the human body. Visualizing the body’s blood platelets gatherings near a cut can be a fantastic focus for psychokinetic effort. Much the same with any other application of DMILS. If you understand the process in theory, then you can visualize it in practice, guiding your unconscious mind toward the desired goal.
If you are practicing on yourself it is very useful to maintain an internal discussion with your subconscious “Of course I can control this mechanism, it’s my body isn’t it?” Convincing yourself of your natural capability/right to a DMILS action can be dramatically effective in achieving results. Once you are comfortable performing DMILS in this way you can extend it to others, particularly by establishing a strong connection with the target. Convince yourself that their body is an extension of yours, or that it is yours. The fewer subconscious objections to the action, the more successful it will be (in this case both their objections and your own, which is why a positive, consenting action is so much more effective).
Remember, PK is PK is PK. Be sure to use the methodology you are most comfortable with to perform Psychokinesis. If you can spin a psi-wheel you can probably speed along a blood platelet, or cool an unnecessary fever. That is not to say that other forms of PK are requisite for DMILS, only to say that the difficulty is not more excessive for DMILS. There isn’t anything mystical or special about DMILS other than the fact that your target is a living thing with a Will of its own, just one more variable than for most applications of psychokinesis.
There are entirely other methods of performing DMILS, most notably (and mentioned earlier) is the ability to directly interact with the living system you are targeting using a psychic/psionic means of communication. Both telepathy and empathy have a place in affecting living systems by orchestrating their own mechanisms. This can be done very intuitively, telling a cut to “heal,” or it can be done very technically, informing the blood platelets that there is a cut on the distal anterior forearm, with a full anatomical schematic with the fastest circulatory routes to the location highlighted. Especially in complement of other methods this is very useful. Remember the more willing and compliant a system is, the more affected it will be by your efforts.
Yet another mode of performing DMILS involves the astral/energetic manipulation of a body. Because living biological systems universally function on energetic levels as well as physical levels, it can be useful to implement changes on an energetic level. Cancers for instance (usually) appear as partially or completely separate from their hosts from an energetic perspective, and so can be attacked effectively energetically. As before, it is useful to combine this methodology with others for a more complete and ultimately more useful approach.
Remember that DMILS has limits, and that those limits are dynamic based on your intentions, the target’s receptivity and your own confidence. If something isn’t working it’s entirely possible that it shouldn't function, be sure to research the biological mechanics of whatever you intend to do. Just because you can do something does not mean that you should, there is always a moral consideration with DMILS, which is just one more reason to seek consent whenever possible before performing DMILS. As always, the more you know, the more you can do with your knowledge. Be well, do well.
The experiences of our members with the methods presented in this article are contained here.