Is it common or useful to be able to control goosebumps, and pulse, at will?

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Offline patchshorts

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Hello All,


     The ability to do what is described here has come to me very easily since I was a child. The perception of the waves increases the higher my metabolism or physical activity. It is responsible for my study in metaphysics and occult philosophies. I believe this feeling is what the Chiness call chi, Japanese call Ki (as in Reiki). The strangest thing I have discovered regarding this phenomena is that when I have pushed this feeling of goosebumps into my hands, as if you pretend to hold a ball, and asked someone else to determine if they could sense this 'energy,' they were able to. I've performed this experiment several times and mostly come the the same conclusion. People feel some sort of vibrating in their hands. Their perception doesn't feel cool like with goosebumps.

     Additionally, when 'calling' this energy into me, if the curre temperature outside is hotter than I can stand, I cease to feel hot. If it is cold outdoors, I do not feel cold and I stop shivering if doing so. I think this definitly has a link to what acient people called 'magic' or a more modern version, 'holy spirit.' Because, I favor science before philosophy and belief, I'm pretty positive that this phenomena can be studied.

    Perform you're own experements!

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So Jolyon,

what do you actually <i><b>DO</b></i> to make yourself have goos pimples ? Talk us through it.

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
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I'll also answer this question from my own experiences:

I first noticed the natural feeling of goosebumps through music that was special to me. I thought that if I could play a song and cause this tingling, then I certainly could skip the music part and control it. Why I thought that, I do not know. I started noticing it when I would listen to certain music, events would occur in my body that were triggered by certain melodies. I continued to observe this 'event' until I could describe it roughly. This is a poor description but here it goes. It feels like there is an opening or tunnel into my chest. The tingling floods in through this hole into my chest. That is the 'event.'

I began to just simply inhale combined with the forced feeling opening up my body to this feeling. The tingling feeling was very localized in my neck and chest. Later I began to study meditation and perform visualizations where I would inhale and imagine a light emenating from my chest. As I exhaled I visualized this light getting denser. I would mentally stretch the areas of tingling where goosebumps would also form. Now that I could fill my entire body, the next phase was to beable to localize it. I began making it flow from one limb to the other, the goosebumps following along. Now I can fully control it and other people touching me when I do this can feel it flow into their body. I mentioned in an earlier post that this must be a scientific pheomena but also this must be the reason for the belief in Chi, or Ki, or any one of its names in other cultures.

This is definitley a skil that yogis can do and other 'holy' folk.

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The following videos found on youtube are not very useful, they just show a man filming himself while giving himself goosebumps, all the while claiming that he is doing that through "chi". One point of interest is that he says that breathing is important, something which is also the case for me: if I don't breathe, I can do it, but it is not as strong.

Chi Energy: Goosebumps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRs9sK05b38
"The important exercise for this is breathing, if you don't do it right, it's not going to work very well. Until you practice beyond the whole breathing thing, you're going to have trouble if you don't breathe right."

Chi Energy: Goosebumps 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPQ3UgW7ymQ
"Again the breathing is very important [...] but again, if you're going to practice this, the important thing is the breathing. Meditation helps, in the nose out the mouth, basically. When you get better at it, you won't have to breathe as heavily, but you're still going to need to do it. I'm sure that a point where you won't need to, but I personally have not found a way to avoid the whole breathing thing."

JREF Challenge Video 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FUHVhhLlZ4
Where he thinks that voluntary goosebumps will win him James Randi's One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge.

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Guess that's not the same method most others use in this thread, the mentioned method here isn't the same.
that dude really seems to have a tough time on getting goosebumps [:o]
 [:D]
« Last Edit: 31/05/2010 01:38:32 by gbc89 »

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Offline spardanto

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Ah the one active place in which this is still being discussed.

It's been one exceptionally hard hunt through google but finally i can say I've found others like myself.

I read every page in this topic and found it fascinating that there only appears to be a small group of people who can do this.Even more fascinating is the use of specific words,the same exact words i would use to describe this "ability" ,"power" whatever you call this.
some believe as i do,that it has healing effects,others mentioning Chi,Ki,waves,electricity all of which i would dare to say fits the description of how it feels.

In my circumstances it's helped me in a number of ways but allow me to start from the beginning.

I like many of you first came across this in childhood.It first started when i would see powerful(in terms of emotion) events,through film or via music (epic emotional music)

very quickly i realised i could do this and for what seems like forever i ave kept it secret.As i grew up I've used it in fights but could only call upon it in matters of self defence.In this state i couldn't feel pain and seemed much stronger than normal-this of course was only temporary about 20 Min's after i would begin to "come down" and return to normal.

Aside from this I've used it when doing strenuous activities such as when i was training in the army or when i needed to dig deep for extra strength i could rely on this.On top of this it could be used to cool me down and allowed me to be hyper sensitive to movement and sound,this being particularly useful during my training maneuvers when we were out on exercise during nighttime operations.

Back tracking slightly at around age 14-15 i took massive interest in eastern and native American styles of meditation (looking for answers in regard to this ability) this is where i developed it to be as powerful as it is today.

In terms of physical effect it begins at the head and flows down my arms (my arms feel this power the most along with some of my hair on my head) it begins to dissipate the further i goes down my body and the effect on my legs is not that good in comparison to the other stories I've heard form you guys.

After reading everyone elses post i wanted to ask any here whether they would like to share any info;
Anything else you've achieved,any other abilities you might have.I also wanted to see if there was any common ground between us all.

IE are we all men?
Did we all discover it as children?

basically if you want to,mention as much relevant information as you can and maybe we'll stumble onto something?

Perhaps it's origins who knows?

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Offline Thouv

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I think it is possible that this wave of energy/electricity/hormones/whatever is strongly felt in the general back-of-the-neck/head area as the origin, and I think that the goosebumps are a side-effect of this (it might be a release of adrenaline which causes this fight-or-flight response of goosebumps). What we might feel as the tingle might be the side-effect, that is: there is the rush which is caused by the actual thing going on, and then the tingling which comes from the goosebumps.

spardanto, you say that it is not quite as potent on your legs -- is it possible that you do not have very hairy legs but your arms are much hairier? This might also be a possibility as to why it seems that within those that have this ability, women are scarce, if present at all, maybe because if they do have the ability, they don't necessarily know they do (and this is an acquired ability for all of us through some kind of biofeedback, e.g. we listen to powerful music, get goosebumps, then eventually it happens often and then we learn to control it -- if someone is not aware of anything going on, they can't learn to control it).
I, for one, am a man, and it seems (for some reason) that most of the people who answered here are men (but I might be wrong).

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It's great to finally find a group of people who are also in touch with this ability!
I've been able to do this for a long time, but after learning and developing energy strengthening techniques through martial arts (controlled breathing and visualizing the air you breathe as energy)it seems to be much easier to do now.
I can produce goosebumps by mere thought, even inside a 100+ degree car. But like mentioned before, being inebriated from alcohol makes it harder to do. I find that when I do this my mental focus is enhanced, and also it makes me stronger. Good to meet you all!
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actually i have more hair oy my legs and abit less on my arms,i tohught about it too but i don't think it's related.

i think i'll go out on a limb and try and say whats on my mind.

I think this is some kind of bio-electricity,i think it's got simularities with static electricity (IE it makes your hairs go up etc.)

I'm pretty sure we are taking energy from our surroundings or something,though obviously i have no proof of any kind,it just strikes me that way.

Either way,right or wrong i'd be interested to hear anyones ideas,the wild wackey ones or the scientific ones-i'm open minded so don't worry.

regardless i don't believe that we are merely controlling our goosebump reflex,it's just not the same- i think we could mostly agree on that.

I'm wondering if we have all at some point either;
followed or been religious or had a spiritual experience
studied something like martial arts
Or meditation.

I think we've all in someway experienced one or more of these,i wonder is it these things which have brought this to the surface?

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Here's what I believe is happening:

It is scientifically proven that the human body produces and is surrounded by an electromagnetic field.
Our brains generate an EM field, as does our hearts. The field our hearts generate is 100 times stronger than what our brain produces.
Most people aren't actively aware of this field or think much about it. I think those of us who are talking about this are in touch with this energy and can harness and manipulate it, whether it be through focus, meditation, and/or some type of unusual natural ability. I've practiced tai-chi and qi-gong and the act of guiding the "waves" of energy as described in earlier posts correlate with the harnessing of "chi" (life energy). However, It also goes much deeper than that...

All humans on earth are surrounded by an EM field. We are all also connected to an intelligent field of energy (ether, mind of god, matrix, or whatever you wish to call it) that permeates throughout our planet and the universe. Whether you're aware of this connection or not, it exists. Those of us that can control this are one step ahead because we are aware of our own energy field and can harness it to some degree. When we form genuine heart-felt beliefs and emotions, we can do things and change our world in ways that western science is just now beginning to understand but ancient texts described in detail.

In modern times, humans have become disconnected from our world and from our true selves, and some valuable information regarding the key of our being has been lost. I'm going to stop here, because I'm getting slightly off-topic, but it is related.

How's that for "out there" lol!





« Last Edit: 08/07/2010 05:07:29 by uforica »

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We are not directly controlling the goosebump reflex, we are not directly controlling those muscles, I believe it is just some electric signal or hormone that causes this, the fight-and-flight response, which is not as intense as a real situation (true fear) because it is controlled and conscious.
People have related the feeling of awe to the feeling of fear, and "our" kind of goosebumps is the kind that is naturally generated when feelings of awe occur (beautiful music, scenery, movie scene, etc.) and we have just learned to control them.
We should try to contact some neurobiologist/neuroscientist and ask them what exactly is released in those fight-and-flight responses (adrenaline?).
A while ago, I was at the Museum of Science in Boston and they had a special exhibit on fear. There was one "workshop" where you would place a finger in a clamp so it would measure your pulse, skin moisturizing levels, etc.. I would give myself goosebumps, and the graph would spike.
I think a lot of us will naturally tend to believe in some mystical reason for this or that we have some kind of "superpower", but I think it's simple biofeedback and we should really stick to science.

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I think a lot of us will naturally tend to believe in some mystical reason for this or that we have some kind of "superpower", but I think it's simple biofeedback and we should really stick to science.

I agree,i think i do at times get carried away but i do also think we need to look at relgions etc.Precisely because we can soemtimes think it's a"gift" "superpower" etc it would mean thats those in the past would also have percieved it as  this.

It's hard not to look to the past and see what they said or thought
Because of this it makes logical sense to look at these theories and in particular looking at eastern styles of thinking etc.

It's no secret that eastern based relgions and medicinal trains of thought do hold some merit in scientific circles.

I guess what i'm saying is we need to walk the line between science and religion/sci-fi etc.Alot of native American medcine styles actually hold truth in science and so basically a belief has been proven through science.

We need to do the same,we need to first think of the theories and ideas and science needs to come and test the validity of our theories.We NEED to make sure science CAN prove what we are saying otherwise we are just nutters but we also need take a leap of faith every now and then and try and think of thoeries,no matter how obscure.

After all many thought the world was flat until someone said " well actually i think it's round" and took that leap of faith and sailed "off the edge"

@: uforica

An interesting theory,i hadn't thought that perhaps the energy that i think we gather from around us actually comes from the Earth's Magnetic field.In fact is it possible we are just feeling this magnetic field around us?

Birds are said to follow magnetic waves in the air for guidance when flying around,so perhaps it's not too abstract to think that other animals could feel these waves,ourselves included?

I want to explore all aspects of this,i know that i've read somewhere that there's potentially bad side effects to performing this too often.

It probably holds some truth because in general too much of something is bad for you.


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Hello everyone,

For the past 2 years or so ive noticed ive been able to eaily do this thing with my eyes. i can unfocus them which seems to cause me to get goosebumps sometimes, and causes me to yawn. its like i have a full 180 degtree periferal vision. it allows me to see everything thats moves within 180 degrees of my vision, and it allows me to react to objects moving around my field of view a lot quicker than i normally would. im not saying i have any strange 'powers' or anything like that, since im more a science believer myself, but i just observed these small changes in my vision. ive learned that this might be tied to either the pituitary or pineal gland which supposedly releases melatonin which causes me to yawn. im not sure if i believe this or not. But my point is, i would really like to know; 1. is it common that other people can do this 2. what it is exactly, and 3. how is this 'ability' beneficial or uncommon in any way. if anyone can let me know anything more on this unknown ability please letme know..

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Offline spardanto

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well the difficulty is trusting sources of information.

So far it's been described as;

Scalar Energy
Etheric Energy
Qi qong(a technique of)
Healing energy
Elemental energy
Ki
Chi


Then there's the obvious "it's just goosebumps"

Each idea has it's own theory,some bizzare,some simple,some outrageous.


For me it's sounded like Qi gong hit on it centuries ago,in terms of being able to do this.They believe it heals you amongst other things.

So far scientific answers appear to say it's us tapping into our sympathetic nervous system,IE voluntarily doing a usually in-voluntary task,in our case goosebumps.There are also some people saying it relates to the animalistic part of our brains-IE it probably served a more active purpose in the past.

Depending how far you follow the last arguement into the darwin theory it's been said that when we were apes it was something in which we used to make ourselves look more agressive (like a cat that makes its hair stand on end)-if this were true it rings true that it's a redundant skill now days.

Because of all of this,science's skeptical view on the subject and the fact post people hide this ability it just isn't researched enough and so no one really knows....it's all just theoretical

Many of the above have claimed they've done "tests" but many are unverified or are of dubious repute.

In short,there's no real answer and for now until extensive testing is done,you'll have to find the answer your happiest with

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Me,too.When I was in college I was very much into meditation, and I could control all sorts of autonomic nervous system activities.

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In your question of the week forum, there is some information regarding goosebumps.I have a curious [seemingly useless] ability to produce goosebumps at will, regardless of external stimuli [ie temperature, fear, excitement etc] and it has always intrigued me.

I can induce goosebumps too. I only have to imagine squeezing a wet towel that's pushing under the edge of my finger nails and I go all funny.

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IE are we all men?
Did we all discover it as children?

basically if you want to,mention as much relevant information as you can and maybe we'll stumble onto something?

Perhaps it's origins who knows?
I first got into strenuous exercise around the age of 17, thinking I was horrendously fat at 5'5" and 98 pounds. I remember I just finished running up a steep hill and my arms were covered in goosebumps. At that time I had to wait it out for them to come down, not knowing how to control them on my own. I'm Female, turned 26 last month, recovered from my Anorexia years ago, and can control the energy almost entirely, shamefully still using this ability to run fast on the local track (And hoping to impress a few cute guys I leave in the dust ;))

On a side-note, It seems when I was dieting (The anorexic years) it was much harder to produce this energy, Like how others mentioned alcohol hindering the ability to an extent. I know - kind of obvious when there is a lack of calories (Energy), but just an FYI for what it's worth.
« Last Edit: 23/07/2010 08:09:52 by Pumpkin »

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Offline spardanto

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thank you for your response,all information is useful.

Funny you should mentioning running,i have used it myself.Infact i used it during my Army fitness entrance exam when i needed some more energy,whether the technique or that fact that i "thought it made me have more energy" was responsible....well it's yet to be seen.

Keep posting ppl,anything that might shed some light on it is a good thing.


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I can also voluntarily give myself chills and goosebumps in waves that I can consciously send to different parts of my body or all of it. So far I have done a few experiments and here they are:
Strength- when using this I was able to bench 45lbs more than I weigh and about 25 more than my usual bench.
healing- I got a few cuts about an inch long each on my arm from scraping against a brick wall and the "goosebump waves" first helped numb the pain and over continuous use the cuts healed completely in about 4 days. That is how long it usually takes for it to get a full scab.
Electricity: I was doing a physics lab on electromagnetism recently and we were given devices that could read the electric current of an object. I tested touching the sensor with and without the goosebump waves and there was a substantial difference in the readings. It definitely has some element of electricity in it. By the way just a fact, the human body normally generates the electric current of a 9 volt battery. Maybe this ability is just able to tap into that electricity and channel it.
Usage: I can send these chill waves to any part of my body, but when used normally it can either start in my chest or my brain and flow through every part of me. I can also continuously generate this specifically in my head (feels very much like my brain specifically) for up to ten seconds, but it makes something behind my eyes ache until I open my eyes and the energy escapes to the rest of my body. It also slightly feels like the energy goes out of my eyes as well.

so far no Telekinetic powers regardless of how small or light the object is that I concentrate on. (yes I've tried it).

One last thing and I personally find this the most interesting: When I send all the goosebump waves to my fingertips and put my hands on someone it seems to calm them down. And not just like a soothing touch kind of calming but an actual relaxant. The same thing happens when I try it on my dog. I don't think they physically feel the same thing we do but it definitely has an effect.
Thats all I know so far. This forum has been very interesting. I hope whoever reads this  tries out some of these experiments to confirm them. Thanks

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Offline ToeKnee956

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hello,
now ive created a account just to say this...

i can do the pulse sensation.. and do it to another level as stated before by slightly tensing your muscles to achieve a higher pulse... in my observation, your using your body energy. After a while u will feel drained or tired... hence using your body energy. I can see atoms in the blue sky.
Meditation is actually a useful tool used for many of years. Though has been bashed by the ignorant and knowledgeable people. There are two worlds to our lives... our own Human body and its capabilities... and our spirit or soul. To achieve higher awareness and possibilities is to learn how to control both. Though im still young (22) i have great knowledge about my body. You can't expect to fully control and harness your bodies energies or learn how to use them properly in just a couple of days or tries. It takes years of practice, but be warned. I suggest to have a strong mind. Expanding your mind and soul will grab the attention of some people....

In the old writings from the Sumerian and Babylonian civilization... they knew of "powers" of the human body and mind. Though over centuries these teachings have been kept with-in Elite or "royal" bloodlines that still exist to this day.

The human body and mind is one of the biggest mysteries today. The General public knows nothing about it except whats in the text books and what they teach u in school. But your body forms go farther than u can imagine. The only way to unlock them is to learn for yourself or try finding the teaching to unlock these "powers".
It was written in the old kingdoms of the Chinese days, they learned a technique called "CHI"
or the power of your spirit and mind. By controlling your own energy and exerting it through your hands or body. Making your inner energy into a physical form.
Learning to control your body, mind, and spirit will unlock unimaginable possibilities... "We are splitting image  to our creator, carved from stone adam is born, from his rib came eve." This is the tip of the iceberg....

Your subconscious is a power sector in the brain that actually play how u see life... When it learns.. u learn.. when it is aware of new knowledge.. so are u..

ill leave u with this...
Every meet someone new and from that point on u start to notice them everywhere now than before? Thats because your subconscious mind is now aware of them. Your subconscious filters out what it doesn't know or understand, so you dont notice it... The more you learn internally the more aware you are of your surrounding that u never noticed before. "enlightenment"
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Offline Kreedz

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Hi all,

I've been able to control this wave thing inside me for years. The feeling is probably felt by most people at least a couple of times in their lives unconsciously while listening to good music or watching an epic part of a movie. The fact of controlling it is quite fun since the feeling can be extreme.

Now the big question no one could answer very clearly : What is it? Does anybody know someone who studies human body? It is almost sure its about an hormone being released. Anonymous guy : what kind of electric measurement device was it? I badly want a proof this is more than just goosebumps!

We really need to push the investigation further, this kind of thing does not seem well known by science.

- Kreedz
« Last Edit: 06/08/2010 03:40:19 by Kreedz »

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Offline spardanto

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it's physically difficult to get anyone from the scientific quarter without being looked at in the "your crazy way"

I mean come now how many of us have kept this secret for years upon years because we knew how people would react.

It often gets lumped in with things like Qi Gong,which seem to have elements of descriptions of what we experience by doing this ability and the problem there is that they are known to the scientific community for there un-scientific or biased testing so much so that it's now resulted in most scientists in ignoring us.

There isn't alot of us,or certainly not alot that will speak about it in fear of being "different" not to mention where do you even start analysing.I've heard everything from it being associated to our sympathetic nervous system,some say it's related to the primal part of the brain and others saying we are just thinking about emotions etc and that it's normal.

i don't buy any of those excuses but i don't want to jump to conclusions either.I would very much like to see some type of formal testing.

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I've been able to raise goose-bumps at will since childhood.  And I'm curious if anyone can learn this behavior as I did.

In my case I would get goose-bumps by running my fingernails down a chalkboard.  Also found a more intense reaction came from doing the same on an old car whose outer paint has begun to oxidize.

After a while (a few months I think) I could raise goose-bumps merely by thinking of doing this.  Now I can do it at will, sending the "pulse" mentioned in some of the above posts to specific areas of the body.

For me the feeling is a combination of pleasurable and cleansing.  Like a good physical work-out.

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Hi,

I've only been able to do this for a few years.  I've noticed it calms me down when I'm anxious, focuses my thoughts and bolsters my emotional well-being.  I don't know about the rest of you, but since I've taught myself to do this I haven't gotten sick.  I've woken up with the sniffles once or twice, but that only lasts for about an hour and then I feel fine.  I haven't had the flu or a cold in years. Anyone else?

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Offline gbc89

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I'm not particularly easier sick than others.

I mentioned that unfocusing eyes earlier, and it seems my left eye can go up to -6.00 and my right eye up to -5.00.
not unfocussing both 0.00.
I had it measured.
probably nothing special, right?

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Ohhh my...I can do this.  I thought I was the only one!  I use the muscles in my neck, right below my jaw. I've been able to do this for as long as I can remember.  I used to think it was like a porcupine, because it felt like spines coming out of my arms. 
Here's how it feels:  First, I get this warm feeling in the center of my body, even though I'm tensing my neck.  It spreads through the rest of my body quickly.  Then it comes out and make my goosebumps come out, which makes the hairs stand up, making me warmer.   I can use it in reverse, but only in REALLY hot temperatures.  I'll tense my muscle, and I'll get hot for a second, then sweat a lot.  I have always been very susceptible to heat and hives from nerves and allergies. (hives are like goosebumps, only they don't make your hair stand up, and they are itchy.)I think they are somehow connected.  I tried to tell my friends how to do it, but they can't find the muscle.  How did this happen?  I shiver randomly sometimes, even when it's extremely hot, If it can be called shivering...My body shakes and goes in waves then it stops.  This also happens sometimes when I tense the muscle.  I am amazed that there are so few people who do this.  I assume that everyone can do it, but they don't know how.

To the person who posted before me:  I can unfocus my eyes, too!  Everything goes blurry.  My younger sister is able to do this, as well, though, so it's probably not connected, as she cannot raise goosebumps.

Also, I don't get sick easily.  While my whole family is home with a cold, I go to school.  The only sickness that I've had for awhile is the flu.  This started when I was about five, and I had a horrible flu during which I couldn't eat much.  After that, I've been extremely healthy...
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I've been able to control the goosebumps also for quite a few years. Starts with a tingling feeling at the base of my head before the neck, then I can send that feeling down any part of my body to create goosebumps. It's to the point now that I can create the sensation anytime I want without any effort. Coincidentally inregards to "the_kizmet_zephyr" comment, almost all my dreams I have telekinesis.

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Hi all

Well i'm becoming somewhat of a "regular"

scientifically speaking i keep hearing about the pituitary gland which in turn led to the hypothalemus being mentioned which then ties into varying things such as the adrenal gland.

Apparently 10,000 years or so ago they used to get into situations which would allow them to draw on the "flight or fight response" now since it's not always possible to run (particularly back then) they'd opt to fight with interesting results.

We've not really changed since then but it still rings true about the fight or flight thing.Essentially adrenaline boosts your natural abilities,makes you more receptive to your surroundings,makes you faster,stronger increases your blood flow and breathing rate.

Effecitvly making us much more capable of fighting.But to maintain that level for any period of time is difficult hence why we aren't in a continual state of "fight/flight" or "higher state of being"

The pituatary gland being responsible for many things such as tempreture and the fact it's connected to the hypothalemus and this in turn controls things like goosebumps (the involuntary kind) means that both the gland and this part of the brain working together can allow us to do what we are doing; raising our own abilities and energy levels

Now thats based on the science of things and whilst i do believe in science i have other feelings towards this ability we all have.What if we are just scratching the surface on what we control within our own minds?

At any rate i can pretty much gurantee that each and everyone of us has been in a fight or flight situation and for whatever reason (either as a direct or indirect result) we've learned to master this ability and do it at will.

Those of you who fought,have you experienced bursts of abnormal strength,speed or awareness?

Thinking on it i certainly have,from literally knocking someone off way across a room to jumping onto a 6 ft wall without "climbing" (was doing an army exercise "escaping the enemy" in case you were wondering lol)

Yet i would not describe myself as strong in my normal state

Anyways would be interested in hearin your thoughts everyone

We all do it,we all love it we all feel better for it i think it's possibly an adrenaline addiction in one sense.I know i regularly find myself doing it.Yet i'm not an adrenaline junkie,i don't do particularly dangerous things or do any sports etc that give me an "high "

If what i'm saying is true we may need to be careful how often we use the ability,overuse of adrenaline is dangerous not to mention it makes you tired.After all we are effectivly using energy at a much faster rate whilst in this "higher state"

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Offline gbc89

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Maybe everyone can elevate their adrenaline at will but won't always result in goosebumps.
What I'm saying is, maybe we all got (highly) elevated adrenaline levels. (aka stress)
And at a sertain concentration of adrenaline goosebumps kick in.
Or maybe at some point we all had stressfull times, discovered that manipulation of goosebumps at that time or close after it (easier to activate) and maintained that level of stress with the every time activating goosebumps.

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I was looking for 'control goose bumps' on Google, and found this topic.

I too can control goosebumps. The pulse starts in the neck, goes to the head (chin, cheek, left an right brain - not the pituitary gland) shoulders, arms, abdominal and legs.

It started when the woman next door died through homicide, her then-boyfriend was sent to prison. I knew the woman very well, and thus it caused a major impact on my well-being. I believe that, that was the cause of me being able to control goosebumps.

The pulse is activated by control, but has an increase when I feel any emotion or outside change in temperature. Also, when there's nice music on, I can make the pulse more powerful. I also can reduce it by focusing on the place where the pulse starts - in the neck and lower spine. The only side effect I can think of is that it's causing me to transpire. I never really used it in physical excersises of any sort.

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Hi I'm Jon

I'm actually surprised that there is a thread about this and I just registered to this cool site just to share my experience with this. I too could control the goosebumps thingy. This is called "BioFeedback" exercise I believe, and this kind of biofeedback is kinda basic for me. However, i think there are a lot of useful things about it. When we activate our sympathetic NS, the first response is flight or fight, and there are a lot of benefits from it depending on how much adrenaline your body is producing. Almost all symptoms accompanying the "GS" are mainly sympathetic response including an increasing pulse. I think this exercise is very useful depending on how much you utilize it. For example, using adrenaline for heavy lifting or during a fight is beneficial. But we should always remember not to use it at a time frame that we would deplete our body of energy. Using it might cause extreme fatigue. I believe this exercise is divided into controlling the sympa and parasympathetic response of our body. Hence, voluntary activation of sympathetic response could also deactivate the parasympathetic nervous system and too long might cause extreme fatigue and stress ulcers. Same reverse effects goes with utilizing the opposite response. Well my version of this is that, yes I could also activate my sympathetic response and make the goosebumps. Whenever I use this ability, I actually make myself very alert and reduce a lethargic state.  I strongly believe that this exercise is  related to tai-chi and meditation.My higher version of this thing is that, 1.  I could make my wounds heal fast 2. I can tolerate extreme hot conditions by these goosebumps and not easily get fatigued due to fluid loss 3. I could also tolerate extreme cold for some time, but this is a bit difficult 4. I have a very strong tolerance of pain when I concentrate, I even do this little trick that I putt and cross all the fingers in both of my hands and like in the game "truth or dare" and just ask someone to squeeze it, and I feel very little pain when I concentrate that the sqeezer eventually just gets tired. and lastly, I could go on for 3-4 days w/out food but with water and not feeling too weak. I tried this and even at the 3rd day of fasting, I can even still play soccer and go the the gym....But after the 4 days experiment I did, I was rested for quite some time too. Regarding connections on electrical activities that were posted earlier, I have no idea and how I wish I will have that ability too,  well I'm just hoping that this is not related to activation of a third-eye thou as to the extent of too much control ..Well that was my experience....

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Offline MWShinzou

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I've been reading through this thread and felt like I should also give my 5 cents. Ever since midway through high school I noticed that when I listened to a song I really liked, a goosebump electrical like sensation would flow around me, mostly my cheeks, shoulders, neck etc. Over time I continued to experiment with it, only able to do it at a few minutes at a time before being too fatigued to do it. After a while, I began to be able to do by simulating emotions of sorrow and anger within my mind. I used this as an emotional release, or a natural high to get away from the world around me. But slowly, it became something more for me, and it began to become a part of my spirituality. I'm feel as if I could continue performing it for any duration of time, however, the longer I practice it, the harder it is to gather.

First I imagine a wind that surrounds my body. I let it flow around me, caressing me, wrapping around my arms, and filling me up. I then grab it firmly, letting it permeate through me, but at the same time, not letting it consume me. I try to imagine it flowing in all directions equally. I will then try to imagine pulling the energy, both visually and physically, from my center to my left arm, flowing all the way down it, then my right arm, left leg, and right leg. It's a wonderful thing that I am still experimenting with and developing on my own, since like many of you I'm sure, you had no teachers. Nor am I experienced in any meditative or martial art. To me, I think it could be an universal energy that flows throughout the entire universe and through all of us, binding us together. It could also be many other things, so I try not to think of a definite form for it.

I also have a hypothesis that it is the same energy that allows us to float, fly, and manipulate energy in our dreams. Sometimes I am able to fly simply by willing myself forward by controlling my inner emotions. It's truly a mysterious thing. If any one of you have any more input or sources where I can help develop the ability more, please share. I couldn't quite explain everything in this entire message, but I hope it helps, enlightens, or atleast fascinates you. Thanks :)

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this is a direct reply to the poster above but is the same for anyone who wants to find out more on the subject.

Now i'm not a "master" or anything but over the last half year or so of searching i have gathered alot of information and insight into the subject and like you Shinzou i agree with many of the things you mention.
In particular it's relation to "healing" or other....abilities for a lack of a better word.
I am looking for those of us who are more active,those of us who wish to discuss the ability and hopefully in the process learn things from each other.Ideally i would suggest adding me;

johnbrown406@msn.com

Messenger chat would be the best but  i'm willing to chat via email,just make sure you look at your junk mail etc (past ppl have made this mistake)
hope to hear from you all

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Offline adamlee

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seems like the uncertainty principle applies here for me.

i can give myself goosebumps whilst imagining a wind energy surrounding my body, and also just by thinking on the pain in the world or simply tapping into that energy source without any action or thought. for me, it is impossible to say what gives me goosebumps, i can command it like others on the forum.

it definitely made a great party trick for a while, but the result of it was a disintegration of the importance i had placed on this ability. I am really glad to see others writing about this and discussing its origins, i just believe that its origins cannot be discussed in a way. that like the uncertainty principle with respect to measuring an atom, as soon as we begin to put this feeling into words it will no longer represent the truth.


love always,

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Offline Chuckman

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Wow where to start...I am now 26 but the first time I was able to control my goosebumps was when I was 8. It started with music, I would get all goose-bumpy when I listened to good music, at the time it was done subconsciously so I wanted to learn to control it. At a young age I wanted to learn to control the ability without the help of any music or foreign stimuli.

After 6 years of dedication and practice it became more then just goosebumps, I could enter a state of complete bliss and understanding, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. When I was 16 I met people in High school who could also do this. There were 3 of us and I taught them all I knew since they never experienced the bliss I was talking about. After teaching them how to attain the state of bliss I decided to give the ability a name and even gave a name to the type of person who would discover this trait.

I named it Nirvana, the energy and state that will take you to a state of complete joy and understanding....thus you are experiencing Nirvana. The name of the people who can consciously bring forth Nirvana are called "Realizers." A Realizer is a person who not only can summon Nirvana but also a person who can look outside the box, a person with morals. A Realizer is someone who is quick to learn the important things and leave behind the Bull sh**, we are a people who love our existence and seek to make the world a better place. We are all universally connected. The same energy that flows within us is the same energies of the Universe.

Not sure what else to say except that it seems I have found a few true realizers here (You know who you are) and if you wish to learn more then post and leave some info about yourself. I don't mean to toot my own horn but you won't find anyone on this forum who knows more about this then I do. I have a whole system and have been practicing this for years longer then anyone here. However that does not make me better then anyone, I was lucky to have a specific upbringing that is just too lucky. I want all humans on Earth to be happy because I love our existence...I love life and not just mine but all life.   


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I've been playing around a bit with this while using music, am i the only one that when prolonging it for a bit, feels there eyes welling up with tears?

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BoyOfOceanus, maybe it has to do with the tensing of the forehead/eyebrows which causes your eyes to open wider and/or to stop blinking. Just an idea.

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BoyOfOceanus, maybe it has to do with the tensing of the forehead/eyebrows which causes your eyes to open wider and/or to stop blinking. Just an idea.

It happens if i have my eyes open or closed

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BoyOfOceanus that's a common response to having too much stress hormones, releaving the stress in that manner.
You might wanna consider to not do it again or limit it, if you are often stressed.

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My names Brad and i live in a Australia. I'm 22 and very interested in learning more about my abilities, id love to talk to people about this or learn from more advanced "goosebumpers"- my contact is bradtones@hotmail.com looking forward to exploring the possibilities :)

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Offline MWShinzou

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As for me, I can be reached at tailstails2k1@hotmail.com by MSN, or if you wish AIM (Pm me your request). I can also be emailed at kileehamasaki@gmail.com. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.

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ive often used the goosebumps thing to taste things while grocery shopping, to taste thru plastic, unfortunately it fails on metal...i suppose few have tried to use it externally or delve deeper in to what it can do..once i was herding sheep they of course giving me a hard time for several hours..i did the goosebumps thing, but injected hate and death into it..for 2 seconds a heard of 200+ head stood and looked me...then ran like i was a demon from hell..perhaps someone could interact with pets experimenting with the polar love and evil and record the reactions

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Wow, I just came across this forum.  I've never thought to google it in the past but there are a lot of people here that seem to have the same feelings that I've questioned over the years.  I'm a 30 year old male and I've been able to control my goosebumps for over a decade.  I can't remember when exactly it started, but nobody I've ever met has ever been able to do the same.  I have abnormal bursts of strength and energy sometimes triggering me to run or to move faster and harder.  Music sometimes triggers the goosebumps and/or energy.  I'm married and have two children.  My son is autisic.  I'm in I.T. If you saw me on the street, you would think I'm an everyday individual.  I'm a good looking guy with a not thin, but not muscular body type.  I drink somewhat heavly due to anxiety that's seems to be always prevelant.  I can't control my goosebumps as well when I drink, but when I'm completely sober, the control confuses and scares me.  Sometimes I feel like I'm invinicible, like I could plow through a foot of metal and come out the other side smiling.  I'm not that strong, but I can do somethings that suprise myself when I have that energy running through me.  If there is anyone else that can relate, please post.  There is something that is not "normal" about the way I feel.  I can see from some of the earlier posts, there are other people that feel like this too. Ψ

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Was interesting to find this posted online, I was wondering if anyone had tried practising this while looking in a mirror at your pupils.

This came up while I was talking with a friend about what physical processes where happening in my body when I do this, and we got talking about the likelihood of it beein adrenalin/noradrenaline that I was releasing and he asked if it also made my pupils dilate which had never occured to me as I can't see my own eyes

This got me thinking and later on I tried the goose pimple/rush thing whilst looking in the mirror at my pupils, It took me considerable concentration to achieve but my pupils did dilate along with the goose pimples

I Had to keep the "rush" going for about 20-30 seconds before my pupils dilated and they went back to normal very rapidly after I stopped, so keeping them dilated for a useful amount of time would take a lot of effort, definitely an impressive party trrick though not so much for me as my eyes are very dark so it's hard to see whether my pupils are dilated or not

Try it, it's seriously freaky, I just burst out laughing at myself when I managed to do it.

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Offline BoyOfOceanus

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XD well heres a little something I have to add, a little mind you. I was lucky enough to procure some shrooms, and of course I had to try this while I was on this, sadly I think I waited to long to try. The mushroom definilely dehydrates you, which with this I think being hydrated is essential. It was a nice relaxing trip that had me with tears as I listened to Funcadelic's Maggot Brain..... was beautiful. Outside of that I've been researching qigong to hopefully find a better focus on breathing and such, let me know if any of you guys notice anything new. I'll definitely be trying the mirror/pupils thing, that would be a major trip.

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Wow, I can't believe there are so many others out there.

I shall recount various experiences I have had while using this technique, but first, I'll explain how I go about creating the feeling.

I think it first began as an offset of music that made me feel a certain way. I realised that thinking about that particular music reignited the "waves" (as most people refer to the experience). After a while I relied on simply imagining that feeling to bring it on, and now it second nature. I do, however, do various things to intensify it. I notice it tends to be stronger when I close my eyes and focus on an imaginary spot between my eyes; in a way, as if I was trying hard to look at my third eye. Secondly, various positioning of my hands seem to create various feelings and effects (which I later found out formed part of a meditation technique called Kuji-In).

As many people have already mentioned, I use it to generate energy, but this does lead to me being drained. I have also noticed that on a much broader scale it has allowed me to control various bodily functions and exercise great deals of self control as is necessary. I have once gone for 3 days without eating while not feeling the effects of hunger. On another occasion I went for 3 days without needing to do number 2 (I never know how to say that graciously, lol :p) also without the urge to. And in my schooling career have used their toilets enough times to count on my hands. It seems that as long as I have the will to bring forth the power, it exists. I never have trouble bringing it out.

On a stranger note, I have also been able to simulate the feeling of being high. I was once pressured into drug use which I regretted, but am grateful for the experience. Now when I am around people who are high (which I really hate), I can mimic that exact same feeling to better deal with the situation and understand their mentality.

Also, not sure if this is exactly related, but I have been able to read people better as I have gotten older. I can tell personality traits, general interests and certain things about them which often creeps people out.

One other thing that may just be my imagination is that whenever a situation seems tense, it seems that I am able to change the whole atmosphere of a situation and the people involved. Its as if people forget what they are arguing about when I channel that energy or feeling with the intent of love. Uneasy situations make me feel uncomfortable very quickly, so it is almost like a reflex. I have seldom witnessed a fight in my life first hand and have never been involved in one. I have never seen a car accident happen first hand and very few people close to me and or related have died. Maybe I am just really lucky.

Anyway, just thought I'd give my input. I consider it quite a big part of my life as I use it very often in my day.

If anybody is keeping tabs of this all for reference sake, I am an 18 y/o white male from South Africa and I found out about the ability younger than what I can remember.

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This has surprisingly been the most informative site about this 'thing' that I've tried to find anywhere. My name is Blake, I'm 18, I live in Australia and I think I can control my goosebumps.

I think I've somehow always been able to control it, and I thought it was normal, until I showed my friends. None of them could do it. Right now, I don't need cold weather, music, too much concentration, or any emotion to trigger it, I just think of the sensation and it happens- without trying to sound pretentious. After showing it around enough at school, I can control it fairly well (:

For me it starts at the base of the back of my skull, and it feels like a mass of energy covering me like a 'layer' and I can feel it travel all around my body. Without too much effort I create many layers for about a minute, then it gets difficult. If I do it for too long, or waste my energy too quickly, my scalp starts to hurt. I don't know if this is the same with anyone else, but even if the pulses of energy start at the base of the back of the skull, my whole scalp hurts afterwards. If there is any insight into this, it would be much appreciated.

Also after reading a lot of these posts, I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed that I think there are only guys that have posted, which may be a contributing factor to this skill. I think, in order for us to better understand this, there has to be some sort of connection between everyone who has this ability. I'm going to describe some random things about myself that I don't think I've shared with a lot of people - It may not be major, but its worth a shot.

In cold weather I can wear a singlet and shorts and not get cold. In hot weather I can wear a jumper and jeans and feel fine. As a child I was pretty much never sick. I don't need a lot of sleep to function (I usually have about 5 hours every night). I did not find it difficult being vegetarian for 2 years. I feel as though I'm lucky all the time - not fortunate, but actually lucky. I once started an assignment (in English) the night before, and found out that I scored the highest in our grade :| and even more recently, I went over to my friends house (for no particular reason at all) and got 30 dollars to drive him to another friends house, and then go to the movies with his sister (: after the movies we went to a pizza place and got a free dinner (3 pizzas, 3 garlic breads, desert, coke) then took her back to her place (: (: all in all a really lucky night. I have really good balance. I love being underwater. I can read people well. I am happiest when I'm using energy, and this goosebump ability helps me to relax/sleep/concentrate/pray. I feel as though I see the world differently to others and I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason.

hopefully this description has matched some things with anyone else reading the posts on this site.

if anyone wants to reply to this, just do so on this site (:

Cheers guys,
Blake.

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This forum is so awesome. I just assumed this and other abilities were common in everyone. I have long had the abilities to pop my own ears, focus my eyes at will, release goose bump waves, voluntarily activate the tensor tympani, and slow my heart rate. I remember as a child being perplexed at people who could not pop their own ears on airplanes or underwater.

While I have not noticed any increase in strength or speed, I have noticed a heightened concentration and an ability to  focus the energy in different areas. I have also often used the ability during exams, and have found that it aids in memory recall. I have always been excited about unexplained phenomena, and always hope to be a part of one.

I have also found that releasing the waves can get peoples attention, especially in a quiet room. During classes, I would try to get a certain person to look over at me. It worked about 80% of the time. Has anyone else tried this? It also works in reverse. If I concentrate on muting the energy I can bring an unusual stillness to my being and feel much less noticeable.

My email is [removed for your safety] if anyone wants to discuss this further. Good luck fellow goose bumpers!

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Blake,

I share many if not all of the same qualities as you. I constantly feel lucky and can read those around me. I would not describe it as telepathy, but more like subconscious empathy. It is very difficult to describe in word, but I hope you all understand. I love being underwater as well, and when I get in the right frame of mind, can hold my breath for a very long time.

One quick story you might find interesting:

I was driving to Taco Bell with my friends when we got passed by a crappy old car. The car passed us in the oncoming lane of traffic after I would not allow him to cut in front of me at the light. Right as they passed, my friends began shouting and demanding I speed up and chase them down. I, however, told them that I would drive safely and normally and that the universe would take care of it. Not more than ten seconds later, A cop pulls out of a blind driveway and pulls the car over right in front of us.

While I did not know the future, I did have an extreme instinct not to overreact. This is only one instance and I have had many similar experiences. Does any of this apply to anyone else, or am I the kookiest one on the forum?

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jpass21,

I'm not sure if others have had this resounding need to follow their instinct but occurrences like the one you described are common for me. In several instances I have had thoughts where I know for certain that I should do something or be somewhere - almost like I am supposed/meant to do it/bethere. A really bizarre example of this would have been when I was watching TV, I randomly turned it off, walked outside and stood next to the boot of my dads car, while he was unloading groceries. All the while I was literally watching my feet move, and thinking to myself (what am I doing?). I waited next to the car, while he was unloading, he didn't hear/see me, so I accidentally frightened him when he saw me. We had a bit of a laugh, I helped him with the rest, and we talked for about an hour about anything and everything. Its not that we don't talk, it was just good.

I did a test once, for my religion class, and we were discussing the types of roles that we would play in our class (leaders, helpers, teachers, etc.) and at the end of the test we all got back our results. I can't remember what the word was called, but I received a label (lets call it X) that no one else in the class received. After reading what X meant on the sheet, the description was: has a profound level thinking, has a good judge of character and follows their heart - will be important qualities for the end of days.

:| - the reaction from the last words

ALSO, it may be random, but considering my other post was relevant to someone, I think I should also mention a prominent random thing  abut me. I've noticed recently that if I leave my left hand in the same place for maybe half an hour, it starts to spasm. I'll hold it in front of my face and watch tensing nerve points (out of my control) control my fingers like a puppet master :| it is the weirdest feeling, not having control of a part of your body that you know is moving involuntarily..

just thought I'd mention it (: and feel free to comment

Cheers guys,
Blake.