Depending upon your abilities, you already scan people to one degree or another upon first meeting them.
This is part of the process of good judgment in evaluating people by first impressions.
Unfortunately, the intuitive part of your judgment is often colored by bias and accepted norms that are inculcated into standardized ideologies.
To truly scan a person's vibrational energies, you must get past the initial superficial remarks, the clothes and any other 'trappings' that are visibly apparent.
You have to probe and read beyond the façade that is shown to you on the surface.
Of course, most of what you will pick up from a person is what you yourself are dealing with in your own life! How can recognize in others what you yourself are not experiencing?
This exercise should only be done with honest, well-balanced individuals.
Sit facing a partner and get into a relaxed frame of mind.
You act as the scanner, and the other person acts as the subject.
Look into each other's eyes for a few moments.
Now tell the other person all you can about what you are picking up from him.
Imagine and relate a story about what you think his life was like in the past.
This is meant as a helpful exercise, so please concentrate on the positive points and feelings that you receive.
Many times telepathic pictures and impressions will pop forth.
At other times, there appears to be an intuitive knowing that takes place -- perhaps like subliminally reading the subject's aura or body language.
As a variation to this exercise, blindfold yourself and hold the subject's hands (with jewelry removed) while scanning him.
CAUTION: If either person has any reservations about revealing themselves to the other person, please don't participate in this exercise.
This is not meant as an invasion of privacy, but simply as a mutual volitional exchange.
You can practice using your scanning skill by looking at a stranger at a party and imagining what this person's life is like, where they've been and how knowledgeable they are.
Create a story about all their imagined experiences, and then start a conversation with them to confirm how accurate you were.
Another variation of this exercise can be done after you write down a question or a problem with which you need some help or want some information on.
Without showing your partner what you have written, you begin to concentrate on it.
Your partner closes his eyes and opens up his mind to your problem or question as you concentrate on it.
He then begins to describe to you whatever symbols, words or images that come to him, and you write down whatever he says to you.
Occasionally you might ask him a question about what he is picking up for clarification.
After wards, you can compare what you wrote with what you posed as your problem to determine any connections.
Next, you reverse the roles and do the same thing for your partner.