PIC FAQs & Points
by Machaelle Wright

PIC really is a brand new approach. So it's important that, when working with PIC, you let go of any of your preconceived notions, habits and understanding that you developed using the bottled products under the old system. It's a new ballgame that provides you with better results.
"PIC" stands for "Perelandra Information Center" and is pronounced "pick."

1. When you say, "Test the whole List." do I include both MBP Reproductive Solutions (Male and Female), the environment and soil-less garden ETS bottles, and the six bottles for cats and dogs?

A: Yes. And this is why: I have stated that the electric patterns contained in each of the Perelandra bottles are very extensive. When you test the PIC List for a specific issue and any of these "odd" Solutions test positive, it means that those electric patterns contain some element that is a vital part of the List unit and needs to be included if that unit is to function properly and do its job. It does not mean that you have turned into a dog or cat, nor does it mean that you've suddenly become a plant or pile of soil. And it definitely doesn't say anything about your gender. If you want to understand how any of the odd patterns fit into your PIC unit for a specific situation or condition, take your questions to the PIC Classroom.
If you have tested the List already and skipped some of the solutions because you felt they didn't apply to you, start over. Get a clean List and fill in the focus line. Then retest, this time including everything. Also get a new Retest date. You don't get penalty points for needing to start over.
  • I have all the bottles listed except the feline, as I do not own a cat. You say to test the whole list. Would I ever test for a feline solution? (Answer: Yes.)
  • I tested for Mouth Balancing and Natural Aging. Since this is for my back problems, do I take these two outside of PIC for regular use for my mouth and for aging? (Answer: If they are part of your PIC unit, they need to be taken with the other bottles in that unit. Don't separate them out. They can also be taken outside PIC according to their original guidelines, but these doses are separate and in addition to any PIC testing or dosages.)

2. The environmental ETS bottle information states: "Not intended for internal use." Is it safe to ingest the ETS and animal solutions if and when they test positive on the PIC List?

A: Yes. Actually they have always been safe. When these Solutions — ETS for Plants, Soil, Atmosphere, Water, Soil-less Gardens and the six for dogs and cats — are used outside of a PIC unit, humans are not to take them orally even though they are safe to ingest. When they are part of a PIC unit, we have new rules and it is important that their drops be ingested as part of the unit.
  • I tested for ETS Water. I sat there feeling puzzled as it is not for humans to take it. Am I to take these drops orally as part of my PIC unit? (Answer: Yes, they are perfectly safe to ingest and the fact that you tested for it means ETS for Water is an essential part of that PIC unit.)

4. If there is no Retest date, does this mean I take the unit solutions one time only?

A: No. It means you need to find out how many days/weeks/months you are to take the current unit (the one that doesn't need a Retest). Then take that unit's drops twice daily for the full period of time. At the end, the unit's work is done for that focus.

5. I have two health problems that I can't seem to shake. How do I know if they are connected and two symptoms of the same problem needing just one PIC List unit? Or are they two disconnected issues needing two different PIC List tests and units?

A: While you have PIC activated, ask the question and let PIC identify the effective way to go. When it comes to different symptoms, don't assume they are connected. Be safe and test the question with PIC.

6. Ordering the bottles you need: If you need to order a few bottles to complete a PIC unit, consider ordering them Priority in order to receive them faster. We send Priority orders out first each day. Also, it's best to order any needed unit bottles right after you test the List and to not procrastinate.
Add to the Retest date the number of days it took for you to receive your bottles. If you received the shipment five days after testing the List, add five days on to the Retest date so that you are taking the unit drops for the correct number of days.

7. There's some confusion over what I mean about the timing for a Retest. I write in several places: "Stop taking the combination of drops from the previous PIC test the day before a retest is scheduled." I think the following example will clear up any questions you have:

      Let's say you are to retest a PIC unit on March 15.

  1. On March 13 you are to take your current unit dosage twice that day.

  2. On March 14, you take nothing. This prepares you and your body for the Retest.

  3. On March 15, do the Retest and take the needed drops from the new unit of bottles right after the test and before leaving PIC.

  4. On March 16, take the new unit drops twice daily as instructed until two days before your next Retest date. Then repeat a through d.

8. What should I do if a Retest date comes up while I'm on a trip?

A: Take a blank PIC List with you and test it on the Retest date as normal. When you get back home, add the days between the Retest and your return home onto the Retest date. Then take your first unit round while PIC has been activated. The next day, resume the twice-daily routine for your new unit. Adding the days onto the Retest date will ensure you have a full Retest period. Note: If your trip lasts more than one week (seven days) after you retested, do the Retest over to make sure you get the correct unit mix.

When testing for a Retest date, you need to start the calendar testing 3 days after your original test. (I just heard you say, "What is she talking about?!") This example should clear it up for you.

March 2:The date of your original PIC List test. Take one round of unit drops while in PIC. If you are following the PIC rhythm, the first day you test on the calendar for a Retest is March 5th (3/2 + 3 days = 3/5). So let's say you need to take the unit dosage for the original 3/2 test for the shortest possible period of time. When you begin testing the calendar for a Retest date, you will begin not on 3/3 but, rather, on 3/5. This is PIC's version of the dosage for "one time only." Leading up to 3/5, your original 3/2 unit dosage will look like this:

  • March 2:The original test with one round of drops.

  • March 3:Take 2 rounds (morning and evening) for this PIC unit.

  • March 4:Take nothing for this PIC List issue to prepare for the Retest tomorrow.

  • March 5: Retest the PIC List as scheduled and take one round of those drops.

You must have at least one full round (2 times daily) of the PIC unit drops before moving onto a Retest rhythm. If you are testing for a quicker Retest turnaround, you are rushing the process.

10. What is the dosage for taking each of the ETS drops?

A: The dosage for each of the seven ETS bottles is the same: 10-12 drops per dose.

11. If I need to take a drop from eight Essence bottles for one of my units, can't I just make a regular Essence solution bottle that includes all eight of those Essences?

A: No. You may combine the eight drops onto a spoon and take them orally all at once from the spoon each time you take your unit drops. However, it's important not to dilute those drops by adding water and preservative needed for a solution bottle or change the ratio (testing for number of drops from each Essence in a 1/2-oz. bottle solution). In order for a PIC unit to function properly, you need one drop of Essence taken straight from its concentrate bottle. The PIC Essences are to be kept "straight and clean." Adding one drop from each bottle into a single spoon does not dilute the Essence patterns and does not prevent the patterns from being kept straight and clean.

12. Do animals need to be 3 feet away from us when doing the PIC testing?

A: Yes. But when taking a unit dosage, you do not need a 3-foot buffer from your animals.

13. When I test for a feline or canine Solution, do I take the number of drops listed on the bottle for the dog/cat, or is it a different number of drops for humans?

A: Take the number of drops given on each bottle's label.

14. What do I do if I miss a PIC dosage? Start over with testing? Or add a day?

A: If you miss a dosage you will need to test how long (number of days) you will need to extend taking that unit's drops. The amount of time a unit is to be extended will differ, depending on different variables.
Once we begin taking a unit's drops, we are introducing a strong, supportive and powerful "platform" into all levels of our system. The twice daily dosages ensure that the platform maintains a particular level of "presence" while the needed changes are occurring. When a dosage or a day is missed, that level suddenly drops. You need to not only bring the level back up in order for the work to continue with full strength and support but you also may need to adjust the number of days you are to take those drops in order for your body to recover from the impact of a sudden drop of the unit's level and support. Think of it as similar to flying in an airplane and the plane suddenly takes a drop. You feel that change. The sudden drop of a unit platform is similar, though not as obvious or drastic. The point I want to make is that it's important to keep both a unit platform and a plane level.
My recommendation is probably obvious: Don't miss a dosage or a day!

15. What should I do if I'm in the middle of taking my drops for a PIC unit and I accidentally take drops from the wrong bottle?

A: Start over. The group of bottles that test positive on a PIC List function together as a unit. If you accidentally throw in an extra pattern you've changed the unit. But it's easy to get back on track. Just refocus and tell PIC you are starting over.
Tip: To avoid this problem, gather the bottles for your PIC Unit dosage away from your other bottles and check it against your list before taking the drops — just in case someone in the house moves your bottles for whatever reason.

16. PIC SUGGESTION: Season Prep
If summer weather is not your favorite time of year and the heat, bugs, sweat, long days with just too damn much sunshine annoy you and you tend to sit around a lot with no energy waiting for the season to end, try setting up a PIC List test with "Summer Season Prep and Balance" as your focus.
If you hate winter, tend to get sick a lot, hate the cold temperatures, wind, ice and snow and the shorter days with less sunshine depress you to no end, try setting up a PIC List test with "Winter Season Prep and Balance" as your focus. In each case, I think you're going to be surprised at the test results and you'll see that your feelings and reactions to those seasons were due to something bigger going on. The testing may be done any time during the season. However, I recommend that you do the List testing 1-2 months prior to the season so that you'll have time to build up well for the season. This would be especially helpful for those who have a high degree of difficulty with the challenges summer and/or winter bring on.

17. Ideas for working with PIC that you might find helpful.
If you have been unable to turn a health problem around and have even tried working with some of Perelandra's bottled products to no avail, try testing the PIC List for the problem. For example, let's say you have a weight issue and you faithfully took daily doses of Perelandra's Weight Balancing and EB&S as instructed. Some people reported that they lost weight initially but gained the weight back even though they were still taking these two Solutions. In this case, consider the possibility that weight is only a part of a larger issue and these two Solutions simply won't address the larger picture. You'll need the PIC List for this. The focus will still be "weight loss" because this is the symptom you recognize that is part of the larger picture and it will serve as a window to the more expanded issue. So look at the issues that you've been unable to resolve despite your best efforts and try the PIC List.
Combining PIC with the Microbial Balancing Program: If you have a health issue that includes infection and you need a strong response, test both the Microbial Balancing Program and the PIC List simultaneously to set up a two-prong response. The Microbial Balancing Program addresses the state of your body's microbes, including microbial pathogens that are causing the problem. The PIC List identifies the unit of drops needed for your body to make the changes necessary to move away from the microbial problem and restore a healthy balance that is inhospitable to the pathogen. Treat the Microbial Balancing Program and the PIC List as two separate processes and work with each as directed in their respective instructions. You do not need to attempt to "weave them together." Just provide the two processes simultaneously and they will automatically support one another as you move through the problem.

You don't have to work with the PIC List and test the full range of Perelandra Essences and Solutions to receive benefits from PIC. Don't forget the PIC Library that can provide insight and information on any Perelandra bottled products that you choose to use as it applies to your personal needs. You may benefit from the Library with questions about just one bottle of ETS for Humans or one set of Perelandra Essences or even one particular Essence or Solution. There is no limit to how many Essences or Solutions you can ask PIC about. You don't even have to purchase any of these bottles first. Just ask your questions about the bottles or about a health issue you are addressing for a wide range of helpful insight.
However, if you choose to work with the PIC List, you must commit to testing the full List in order to identify the correct unit you need for a particular issue. And you don't need to purchase a bottle of everything on the PIC List first. You just need to purchase the bottles that test positive for each focus.

19. My bottles are different sizes (dram, 1/2 oz. and 2-oz). The size of the drop coming out of the different droppers varies. Does that matter?

A: No.

20. How does (or doesn't) PIC and the PIC List integrate with the Perelandra Organizing Process and chart?

A: First test the PIC List, then if any aspect of the issue is still lingering, test the Organizing Process.

21. When doing a PIC List Nature Shift for the environment or a project, is it okay to put the drops onto a plastic palette?

A: Yes, it's okay to use a plastic tray for your PIC List Nature Shift. The Essences and Solutions are only impacted after extended exposure to plastic.

22. Should I test the PIC List as part of the Activation Process for a new SLG?

A: First, move through the steps of the SLG Activation Process as instructed in the Companion. Test the PIC List to see if anything is needed after the Activation Process is completed, and not before.

23. Do I need to open my soil-less garden (SLG) coning if I'm going to do a PIC List test for my project?

A: No.

24. Should I add testing a personal PIC List to the options for humans on the SLG Troubleshooting Chart?

A: No. The SLG Troubleshooting Process is geared for a soil-less garden and the actions/processes that test positive are what you need just for that project. After the troubleshooting is complete and you have closed your SLG coning, then you can activate PIC to see if you need to test a PIC List in light of the problem or issue you're having with your SLG.
The rule is: Keep PIC out of the troubleshooting. Whether it's MBP, SLG or for your garden — no matter what the troubleshooting is, test PIC separately.

25. Heads Up: PIC Testing for Dogs & Cats
People are testing their dogs and cats using PIC. This is a good thing. However, brandy and vinegar (the pattern preservatives) can be toxic to both dogs and cats. If your animal is testing for a lot of bottles that means he/she will be getting a rather large dose of brandy or vinegar twice daily. We've not had any problems in the past with the small amount of brandy or vinegar an animal received. However, just to be on the safe side now with the larger dosages PIC sometimes requires, I suggest you administer the needed drops using the PIC List Nature Shift as outlined on pp.29-30 in the PIC Brochure.

26. I'm going away for the weekend and my dog is staying in a kennel. Can I shift his PIC unit dosages to him while I'm away?

A: No, you should not apply any PIC dosages long distance.

27. Clarifying Your PIC List Focus
If you have questions about what the focus of your PIC List test should be or how the focus should be worded, just ask PIC. For example:

  • Is this focus too specific? Too broad?

  • I have 5 issues I would like to address, which one should I test first?
    [Include "Daily General Balance and Well-Being" in your list of issues.]



When Machaelle developed the Virus and Bacteria Solutions in 2017, she wasn’t sure how they were going to play out. Were the patterns going to hold from year-to-year? Or would the patterns change each year as Seasonal Balancing Solution did in previous years? The original Virus Solution patterns and Bacteria Solution patterns included the possibility for no change. But Machaelle wanted to beta test the new Solutions for this first year. We now know the patterns in the Virus Solution and Bacteria Solution will not change from year to year.

If you currently have Bacteria and Virus Solutions labeled “2017-2018,” you can continue to use them past August of 2018. They won’t need to be tossed out or changed out in September. And you won’t need to retest any of your active PIC Units.

29. I was in a serious car accident a year ago and I'm still trying to manage the pain, without developing a dependency on pain killers. How do I address this with PIC?

A: Test PIC with the focus of "eliminating chronic residual pain from my car accident." In addition, take ETS for Humans 5 times daily.