Objective Observation – Is Seeing Really Believing

This Mind Exercise* is about how to develop objective observation. Let’s start with an explanation of observation that I like to use:

“Observation is what is actually seen and experienced in person. Not what is felt or heard second hand. It has the power to transform when kept objective. However, things are not always as they appear. What is seen can be taken out of context, muddled, manipulated or rigged, especially in today’s high tech world. Misuse of observation causes people to jump to conclusions and is the source of propaganda, hoaxes, false advertising and bad TV sit-coms. The concept of “seeing is believing” creates assumptions. 

Objective Observation

The mind identifies things by comparing them to accepted data from the past. If you have no frame of reference to understand what you observe, your mind will try to fit it into a familiar scenario where the logical mind will then attempt to formulate an explanation. That process frequently lacks objectivity, which can lead us to incorrect conclusions.

Possibly, that’s the source of the old saying, ‘to err is to be human.’ It’s also uniquely human to self-correct by developing new skills.”

*from the Learning in the New Paradigm Series by Rheanni Lightwater: Mind Exercises to realign different aspects of your learning abilities to focus on” balance” or  “joy”, rather than “perfection.”

To have your own experience with how to develop objective observation skills, let’s go through this simple series of Intuitive Learning Circles™. They’ve been put together to help you relax, contemplate the nature of objective observation and integrate the information.

Mind Body Integration

Mind Body IntegrationFor best results, look at each symbol both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

All you have to do is read the instructions and then follow through on the directions while you gaze softly at the Circle.

Step One: Pick a significant experience you have witnessed that concerns you. Place what you saw in the center open space of this Circle. What do you know about this? Gather up the facts that you have from this experience.

It will help to imagine you can bring all the energy into focus on the center, open space of each Intuitive Learning Circle™.


Step Two: Bring your Rational Thought Chakras into balance and proper connection with your Soul. These chakras correspond with your five senses.


Step Three: Go back to the experience and gather up more objective observation about it. What was happening? What was being done? Or what were others trying to do? Do your best to stick with what you actually saw, not what you make up about what might have been happening.

You can check your facts if need be. Can you observe additional factors?


Step Four: Use this symbol to help you clear away some of the emotional or mental clutter. You can visualize it as busy thoughts or numbers, actual objects or smoke clearing out of your mind. Take all the time you need and remember the experience from different angles until you feel the clutter has lifted.


Step Five: Now that some of the smoke is cleared and you can think more clearly about the experience, were you personally holding any particular intention or wish? If so, what was it?

When it comes to others that you observed first hand, were there opposing goals? If so, what were they?


Step Six: From what you saw, what did you observe in their behavior?


Step Seven: It’s important to keep to the facts. You cannot know for sure what their motivations were, you only know what you saw and what has been stated, either verbally or in written form. Clear away your personal opinions, agendas and prejudices.

Imagine you can use this Circle to help you sift through your impressions and sweep away the extra garbage and distractions from your mind.


Step Eight: Let the energy of your Third Eye focus in on the experience. In this quiet place, what insights can you open up to? What is your inner guidance?

Can you get insights about the overall situation? What do you notice about:

  • The environment and the energy in it?
  • Who was holding the power and did it shift?
  • The outcome; for example, is the outcome complete or still ongoing?
  • Is there still an opening for change to occur?
  • What else catches your attention?


Step Nine: Connect understanding by visualizing “balance” in the center open space of this Circle. Imagine the energy of wisdom and justice flowing along the lines towards “balance”.

Might you have jumped to any conclusions in this experience? If so, what would be a better course of action?

What was happening to you during the experience? Notice what your energy was like. What can you do now to benefit yourself and/or your position?


Step Ten: What is your conclusion, i.e. what do you understand now about this experience? What do you observe in yourself? Is there something you would like to improve?

Once you get a heartfelt answer, Congratulations! You might want to make a note of what you’ve observed.


Extra-intuitive Activities

The following extra-intuitive activities aren’t required, but they can really help you excel in creating the very best of your talents, interests and passions…

Future Pacing

In our hypnotherapy and energy medicine classes, we talk about the importance of future pacing. What is that?

Future pacing is a way to deepen the effects of any mind body healing by projecting a preferred outcome into the future. Let’s use that idea to solidify what you’ve just learned about how to be more intuitive.

Observation out of balance

Observation out of balance is about preventing mistakes rather than going for balance or joy.

Let’s see what we can do to learn from what we’ve observed and use it to create a more balanced, joyful future!

Use these symbols and positive affirmations from The Essential Human to access the very best qualities to nurture your observation skills.

“I step back from my reactions and jumping to conclusions.  I am responsible for my own feelings.”


“I release all false information. I now perceive clearly by shedding light on the truth.”


“I let go of burdens, obligations and oppression. All parts of me are open and receptive to joy, fun and happiness.”


“I release disdain for others and myself. I disengage from projections and allow myself to hear the truth.”


“I release and let go of the tyranny of my personal ego. My Soul is now in charge.”



Imagine that you can access your beneficial karma for this situation and being a better observer. Gather all your good deeds in the center, blank area of this Circle.

“I gather up my beneficial karma like seeds and nourish them in my personal garden.”

“I let others deal with their own karma, while I focus on mine.”



The mind intuitively appreciates closure. Let’s get grounded in a new paradigm of equality and mutual cooperation before we complete this mind exercise!

Place both feet on the floor and put your hands on your knees if you can. Gaze softly at the Circle and repeat the affirmation until you feel your body has fully settled in the present.

“I am grounded in the present.”


Affirm to yourself:

“I release any agreement I have to internalize what I experience or let it get under my skin. Now, in the past or in the future. 

I am an objective observer.”


You can thank yourself for taking the time today to learn how to develop objective observation – a gift that will make your life a whole lot better!

Imagine that you are standing in the center of this Circle. Bring all the energy of gratitude and appreciation in towards you.

Finish it all up now by sealing and healing any pathways or holes that lead back to old harmful patterns or suffering.

“All holes are sealed and healed.”

“I follow the direction of healthy protection.”

Closure for Mind Body Healing

Be sure to rest now and do something nice for yourself!


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Rheanni Lightwater - Objective Observation

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in learning difficulties and mind body healing  using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning Circles™, Reiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

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This mind exercise should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment for any ailment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.