Out of the name, Marilyn Monroe, make as many words as you can of 3 letters or
more from the letters in the name that are not foreign words, abbreviations, con-
tractions, proper names or slang. Time yourself for 2 minutes. This simple exercise
increases your imaging ability as well as your ability to see things from various
angles. Practicing this in a timed condition improves your alacrity of mind too. Now
take another name and do the same thing, but write all the words backwards, instead
As an intuitive variation to this exercise, use the name of someone with which you
are currently involved or with which you are contemplating a relationship, and write
as many meaningful words as you can using only the letters in their name.
Oftentimes, you will find that single words or groups of two words or more put
together will carry a message of importance to you about this person or your
involvement with this person.
Now list as many 3-letter words as you can on a separate sheet of paper that
contain the letter "G" in the word. Time yourself for 3 minutes. If you got over 25
you did well.
Next, write as many words of any length as you can with the letter "J" in them,
but not being the first letter of the word. Time yourself for 3 minutes. If you got
over 25, you're on the way to mental mastery.
Write as many 4 letter words as you can where the following pairs of letters come
in the beginning, middle or end of the word. For example, if your letter pair was at
you could write oats and atom and chat.
Now time yourself for 2 minutes on each of the following pairs of letters and see
how many words you can create.
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