Now that you have a functional construct to play with, we can move on to one of the more interesting things about constructs; how they are put together. This is a largely visual exercise, which leads me to re-state my warning from earlier: how you see things in the energetic has nothing to do with your physical eyes. By attempting to perceive a construct visually you are signalling to your mind that you want a visual representation of a non-visual phenomenon. Your mind will happily oblige, but you must understand from the outset that what you see will very likely be far from literal, and in the beginning it is equally unlikely to be very accurate. With time you will see an increase in your accuracy, and you will, with practise, be better able to discern the meaning of what it is you are “seeing”.
Allow your senses to come into contact with the construct and attempt to “see” it in your mind’s eye. Remind yourself as you work that you want to see it as literally as possible. Maintaining a focused, disciplined mind is of the utmost importance here, in order to avoid spoiling your results with erroneous mental noise. View the construct’s surface and then move beneath to the inside, so you can see the programming itself. What you will see will be determined by several factors, including how adept you are at consciously perceiving energy, what you expect to see, and what is actually there.
Against my better judgement I’ll describe how I perceive constructs, if for no other reason than that many other descriptions have been put forth, and it is unlikely that this is the first psionics article you have read. Remember that you are attempting to perceive what is there, rather than what you want or hope to see.
As I described in Beneath the Construct, my first look at programming occurred at a time when I had fairly little interest in what the programming looked like. I was in a “cage”, which is like a shield, but inside-out (or outside-in). Such creations are made to block another practitioner’s senses and abilities, keeping them confined within. Because I was more interested in getting out of the cage than in what the programming looked like, I was able to avoid anticipating or imagining how it would appear beforehand. When I chose to perceive the programming, I “saw” the programming in the form of glowing filaments or lines, showing through the construct’s outer surface. To others it might have appeared as etchings, or some other expression that meant that information was somehow encoded into the energy which composed the construct. Such imagery is a mental construction, something seemingly objective which you can relate to on a more literal level.
I urge you to simply look for yourself and see whatever is there to be seen. But don’t stop there. Once you are able to view the programming, look deeper. Scrutinise it on a finer level, zooming in, as it were, on each part. I will describe no further, but I will offer some further advice. Once you can perceive the programming, take a moment to quiet your mind and focus on perceiving its function. With practise, you will find that you can discern the programming’s purpose. This information arrives in the form of a sort of intuitive leap. Rather than seeing it, you come to simply know it. We are, after all, looking at a creation of the mind, and thought is the mind’s province.
Play with the programming in an existing construct. Take it apart, see what happens when you remove a piece, or duplicate a thread or two. What happens when you change the patterns? Can you strengthen the programming, making it more resilient to external tampering? Can you make it harder to “read”, or harder to find? Given that this is an online article it’s not a great stretch to assume that my readers will have had some exposure to the OEC, or Online Energetic Community. There are many chat rooms out there with people like you who are in search of greater understanding. Passing constructs back and forth, pulling them apart and trying to understand them is a great way to improve your skills in construct design very quickly.
An element of construct design that is not always discussed is the link between practitioner and creation. Because our minds often go with the simplest description, this link is generally perceived as a line that spans the space between the construct and its creator. It is similar to the link that provides the construct with energy, insofar as it resembles a kind of energetic hose. This link tends to appear finer and is a little more difficult to discern immediately. I had to be told that it was there before I perceived it, which is rather telling, suggesting once again that there is less of form than there is of function. Once I needed to see it, I was able to see it without difficulty. This link between practitioner and construct is what sustains the programming. Break this link (which is actually a little more difficult than it may sound) and you effectively separate the construct from the mind which created and sustains it. Without that link, the programming ceases to exist, and the construct will be nothing more than subtle energy floating in the breeze. Even if the practitioner is unaware that somebody has been tampering with his construct this kind of action tends to grab their attention. The link will resist tampering, and re-form immediately if attempts are made to break it. It takes a concentrated effort to break this link and keep the practitioner separate from the construct before the programming will be interrupted to the point where it will disappear.