It is better to improvise, using the tools available to you, than to insist on ideal conditions in which to operate.
"The wind does not break the tree that bends."
Several methods were discussed on the Project Jedi Remote Viewing DVD Training Set for creating a CRN (Coordinate Reference Number). You are not limited to these methods and you are encouraged to create your own reliable methods that work for you.
It is a good idea to be able to produce numbers sufficiently different from what you or others may happen to create and attach to an assignment. The goal is to have a unique number associated with every photo or cue assigned to a remote viewer.
By feeling comfortable using several methods that properly suit the purpose, you will be better prepared for non-optimal conditions (This is an example of the “no excuse” mentality for implementing RV for your own survival.)
When you have decided to introduce a new method into your preparations for obtaining random numbers for a CRN, test it out first.
Here are a few questions you should ask yourself about the resulting CRN: Is it truly random? Is it random enough to be used in emergency situations? Is it not random, but acceptable as a last resort? Will you actually have easy access to the needed materials when it comes time to create a CRN? Is the method simple and fast enough to be practical? Is there any way to streamline it? Do you like using it?
Practice the process without creating an assignment you will actually remote view. Have you found it good enough to use to make one or two CRNs when you have no other options, or is it better suited for creating batches of practice photo assignments? Do you feel confident in using it?
One common way to select numbers is by using an online random number generator. Many factors may stop you from creating a string of random numbers in the manner you are accustomed to, but don’t let that stop you from using acceptable protocols for remote viewing. For the moment, if you are reading this off of a website, an online random number generator is a completely viable option.
However, never put all your eggs in one basket.
What other “number generators” do you personally have readily available?
The quickest way to acquire numbers suitable for a CRN is to rely on knowledge of the date and time. This method creates a 12 digit CRN. The first half is the date, expressed as a string of six numbers representing the year, month and day in whatever order you usually use. The second half is the hour, minute and second, of the moment you looked at the clock, expressed in either civilian or military format.
Be aware that you do not have an equal chance of all of those digits being 0-9. You can further customize this number by replacing the first number of each six digit set with your initials or some letters from your name.
Turning Diversions into Tools
Another method discussed on the DVDs involved rolling dice. Depending on your gaming proclivities, you may also have a deck of playing cards. Playing cards are often found in “survival bags”. If you wish to be able to carry a non-electronic random number generator around with you, consider tracking down a miniature deck of cards that can be tucked away almost anywhere.
Remove the face cards from a standard deck of playing cards. Ace represents 1 and 10 represents 0. Shuffle and simply flip ten cards over for a 10 digit CRN. For this method to approach close to “true random” the cards need to be shuffled for each individual number. If this does not matter to you, keep flipping over the cards until you have all the CRNs you need.
If you enjoy games that are based in logic and skill, then you might have a Sudoku book lying around, with an ample supply of numbers. Use only the numbers that have been preprinted. Pick a direction to travel the grid (left to right, up and down) and copy down the numbers already provided. This excludes the use of the zero. If you would like to reintroduce the zero, just enter 0 whenever you come to a row or column (which ever direction you decided to follow) that is devoid of pre-printed numbers.
You could even use letters or a combination of letters and numbers, by employing the use of a bag of Scrabble board game pieces. You have more of a chance of receiving some of the more common letters, but it can do in a pinch. You could also fill the bag with only one set of letters. Consider that “random” configurations of letters have a tendency for a strong memory response, which might show up as AOL in your session, so you may want to switch out the letter for the value (number on the lower right hand corner on the official game tiles) in some fashion, so that you have a mix of letters and numbers in your CRN as it were.
These are all just suggestions. There are bound to be purists who say you must use truly random numbers. The truth of the matter is you don't really need a CRN., it is just an administrative tool to help act as a pointer to the assignment, most anything will do. The important thing to remember when creating a CRN is how confident you feel that CRN is associated the image in the photo or the cue it is to be attached to, and nothing else in the known universe. A CRN should never represent more than one site. A site however can be represented by more than one CRN.
Additionally, lets say that Joe makes a CRN for his assignment to locate a lost child and Mary makes a CRN to locate a criminal. As long as both do not have knowledge of of the other persons CRN before they start the session, each will be able to provide accurate data even if they both use the same CRN. However, if Joe and Mary are aware that they are using the same CRN, it will botch the data output.
Find several methods you personally trust, that you have tested and that you like. What works for some may not for others. Not many aspects of remote viewing are customizable, so take advantage of the fact you have some options for this critical process. Do not box yourself into thinking there’s only one right way: go, or no go, effectively “remote view” or “don’t remote view”. Consider the different situations you may find yourself in, from near optimum environmental conditions to chaos. Work your way through them to make remote viewing a more reliable tool for real world situations.
Project Jedi Remote Viewing DVD Training Set (2010)
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