long do the images last? Usually less than a
minute, especially for those unable to stay
relaxed. Some of Dr. Moody's subjects
have been able to maintain images for as long
as ten minutes on their first attempt. The more
proficient you become at mirror gazing, the
longer you will see images in the mirror.
you may see nothing yet hear the departed person
talk or feel his or her touch. Some may
experience all the sensations of a given person,
or location, without actually seeing anything.
Sometimes, like Nostradamus, you may have the
sensation of passing into the mirror, or the
images may actually come out to be with you.
Whatever the case, it will be obvious when the
visionary experience starts and when it is over.
Moody recommends that you record the experience
immediately after the session as you would a
dream. Write it down in as much detail as possible.
Careful record keeping will help you know what
to expect the next time you mirror gaze. It
will also show differences between sessions
and will eventually let you know how to get
the most out of your mirror-gazing experience.
Recording your experiences will also help you
remember them as they really were.
visions do not occur during a session, then
it is necessary to consider some of the possible
factors involved. The most common reason for
failing to see anything is trying too hard.
People sometimes report that the visions miraculously
begin after they give up, or at least after
they entertain thoughts of doing so. Distractions
are another common reason that visions fail
to take place. These can include outside noise
and physical discomfort. Perhaps the room is
too hot or too cold, or maybe it is just too
noisy. Distractions also take place in the form
of diet. Some people simply cannot have visionary
experiences after eating a heavy meal, though
a light one is recommended since it elevates
your blood sugar and keeps you from focusing
on your hunger.
Moody also emphasizes that exercise is an important
component of relaxation. Most people are
far more relaxed after even gentle exercise
and have lower blood pressure and a slower heart
rate to prove it. If you are having difficulty
relaxing, or letting your mind wander while
mirror gazing, it might be due to a lack of
people even use meditation and consider the
visions an interesting by-product.