Scrying. To me it is watching something simply take form, gazing into or at an object. It has happened to me many times, but half the time it wasn't really at will, but more like divine intervention, one can call it. I should actually call it a vision when it happens out of the blue. Scrying is an excellent medium for knowledge.
I don't know how I started scrying, but it just naturally came to me. I do not think I even had the slightest idea I was scrying when I looked into an opaque object, then to see seething take form.
The times that I actually saw something take form, there were a few things in common. The energy levels were high. I was calm, cool and collected. And I gazed and knew something was up.
Well, sleep deprivation seems to work best, and it absolutely works well for me. Not just for scrying, when sleep deprived and if I am tuned, my sixth senses are more keen. Alcohol doesn't help me scry, but seemingly only with clairaudience and alcohol does greatly magnify the energy levels in one's home. The MaryJane, as a tool for my mediumship, one can put it, helps with a lot of things in my path.
One time I scried into the clouds, after staying up all night. I had a beautiful view of these mountains. I lived in Anchorage at the time. I stayed up all night. As soon as after the sum rose, from out of the east, above some mountains in rolling clouds I had a vision. There I was, sitting on the couch. I saw what seemed to be (because that is what I simply was getting) the Christian god sitting on His throne. My heart began to pound, bc of who I saw in the clouds. I knew I had to keep focus to see the rest of the formation. The god appeared to be the Father, pointing at me with His right hand, and as He is lifting up His hand to point, there comes these great men on horses. The Father god really reminded me of something like Zeus off of Hercules the cartoon. Because when I saw Him, He was big in comparison to the men on horseback. What appeared to be great men on horse seemed to be simply charging in my direction, after me.
That was an intense scrying experience. What does it mean? What does it fortell? I think the images one will get varies in detail, but one thing is for certain that only the scryer truly knows what he or she just saw and what it means.
I wouldn't worry about scrying, but asking yourself the question will open other doorways. I would simply focus on your mantras and your meditations.
The best way I can describe what it is like to scry is just focus. I use that inner force and focus. I have never used a crystal ball to scry, but I have a black amethyst crystal ball that I believe pulls the undying truth out when I hold it. I haven't really practiced, but it just comes when it does. I guess it depends where you put your mind and what it is that your scrying on. It could be off fire, steam, clouds, a crystal ball, a stone slab, the swirls in your coffee or anything with like an opaque texture to it. Interesting, and interestingly enough, the only times when I did successfully scry is when I wanted an answer to something, yet I didn't always intently look for something to scry off of for that answer. I am not an expert, so don't ask me. I just have stories and tips here and there.