As mentioned in a previous post, the threads of lives are part of a huge loom or network, the lives of every other person on the planet. Even if yours isn’t directly touching the thread of someone a thousand miles away at this moment, through degrees of separation and through time, everyone is linked, even if the connecting thread is thinner than a spider’s strand.
Then there are the times when someone entangles with you on purpose, and you can’t shake them off. They’re latched on and dug in like a tick. Nothing you do gets rid of them. This is where the threads can come in very handy.
I have taken someone’s thread and pinned it down at a 90-degree angle away from another, to force a separation. I’ve also, in more severe cases, burned away all connections. These things usually need to be done more than once and watched over until they stick. If you do it once then walk away, the tick is going to keep working to reattach him- or herself to the person in question. I’ve found that it can take months for the separation to finally be complete, and it’s a lot of work and energy to keep on it until it’s permanent and doesn’t try to grow back, either through effort or energy memory.
Of course, they can be used to bring people together as well. If you’re able to identify the threads of two people who need to meet, such as you and a prospective employer, or your friend in Maine and George Clooney, you can bring them together and link them. Don’t force a connection like this, and if they go their separate ways afterward, then leave it alone. I only use these methods when really necessary.
Since the threads are, essentially, direct lines into the future, they can also be used to predict it. At first glance, you can look forward a little ways to see general trends, if there are connections or separations that will happen or that need to happen, chaos ahead for those around you, and so on. If you look deeper, however, you should be able to see a half dozen or more possibilities.
It’s hard to describe, but when I look into possible futures, each one is like looking down a long tunnel or fiber optic strand, with an image playing at the end. I look at each one until I find the best outcome, then line that strand up with the person and link it in. If you look at it up top, it looks one strand, but if you look inside it or from another angle, you see these multiple futures that you can pick from. It doesn’t always work, but it’s another technique to try out if you’re able to work with the threads.