Saturday, June 16, 2018

How will increasing the accuracy of your vocabulary lead you to a fuller experience of life, joy, purpose?

Yesterday I had a conversation where I had a number of opportunities to see how and what way your unclarity, your vocabulary, shows up, not as a theory, but as a reality.

How it prevents you from seeing reality, or hearing what is being said.

It was somewhat new to me, so if it was new to me, it will be really new to you.



1. You have a  limited relationship to the world that is expressed in word usage


It seems that we have words that we consider bad, or something like that.

Like WORK.

When I ask: what is the opposite of work, a huge big world of leisure, fun, luxury, shows up for you.

The side of work... it is blocked by your world view that says: I should have a life without work.

But life doesn"t agree. Life is empty and impossible to enjoy without work.


There is only one activity in life that you can do almost limitlessly: work. You cannot sleep longer than your body says... You cannot have sex, eat, laugh, speak, watch Netflix longer than your body agrees. But you can work and work and work some more and be well.

This is not specific for humans. Animals work too. Finding their food is their work. Getting their offspring protected and raised is their work.

Animals in captivity are unhappy: they are deprived of their work. Humans in captivity are unhappy: what is bad about jail or prison is that there is nothing to do to fill the time. No work.


One can say: work is your means to become a person. To have a Self. To have a self to express. To say who you are with your actions.

When you are robbed of that by considering work a four-letter word, they robbed you of your self-expression...



If you don"t leave the environment that says "work is bad" or however they say it, or retirement is better, or being rich means no work, you"ll never become a person.

Work is your riches. Not your money, not your stuff. No. It"s your work.

It"s your birthright.

Don"t live a half-life... please. You are wretched... and now you know why.

2. You use words interchangeably, as if they meant the same.

((You even do this while you read or while you listen. You hear one word and then quickly replace it with another you are more familiar with... and you think you got what was said. You didn"t. You got what you have always gotten.

This is the reason I am not afraid to give you 3500 articles for free. You are not able to get the results the articles COULD produce, because of this phenomenon... you cannot get the things Ii say because of this word switcheroo...

Even in one-on-one conversations this is a real challenge to me to keep on hammering away. And with all the hammering, and all the time, and all the checking, I can produce a 10% uptake at best.

Devastating. Especially because you, the "listener" think that you got everything I said... you didn"t.

The Starting Point Measurement (#23) is absolutely indicative of this. I haven"t, thus far, measured a person who measured higher than 10% on that score.

This article and the techniques I give you here can raise your score, your clarity, over time. It"s a process! And like every and any process, it can become a routine, like a dance, enjoyable. I"ll write an article about that next.

1. your soul correction (your machine): https://www.yourvibration.com/sc
2. do you have attachments?
3. the level of your health (1-100):
4. the level of your cell hydration (1-100):
5. your relationship to feedback and instruction:
6. The level of discomfort you are willing to allow w/o trying to fix it. This is your TLB score...
7. The size of your vocabulary: the number of words you can use accurately:
8. To what degree you think of yourself:
9. # of fixed mindset:
10. Ambition:
11. Desire:
12. Degree of inauthenticity overall:
13. Level of integrity 1-100:
14. how enslaved are you to memes? (what percentage of your life is run by memes?)
15. do you have a bridge between your precious "I" and your actual I? What is your level of delusion
16. To what degree you have access to your adult capacities %
17. How teachable/how coachable are you?
18. The level of your awareness?
19. your vibration (1-1000):
20. your overall intelligence, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, body, relationship, etc.:
21. the number of spiritual capacities you have:
22. the percentage of time you spend in the mind,
23. the percentage of input that gets through to you.
24. Recommendations:



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One example that came up in the conversation was the words: strategy and process. ((Strategy is the what of the accomplishment. What you are going to do... Process is the how. Our goal is to first examine what you are doing, and then what we decide is going to get you there, we keep... and turn into routine. So fine-tuned that it feels effortless and joyous like a dance.

I have turned my life"s "doings" into processes... 90% of my life is processized... made into a routine that doesn"t use any glycogen, so I can use that and creativity where it matters to me.))

They have zero overlap.

Unless you know that, you won"t amount to much in any area of life... Can"t. Because you need both, but if you collapse the two words then you won"t develop both.

You need it everywhere, regardless of your education, regardless of your profession, regardless of your family status.

It what makes life, work, play, taking care of yourself or your family fun, easy, and a dance.

The distinction is missing, and it is missing that it"s missing. You don"t know why life isn"t working for you, you don"t know why you can"t take on a new project, or change some habits without leaving your life in a sham.

You don"t know why you don"t have time, or energy, or ambition to do new things.

You don"t know that your relationship to life is severely limited by your lack of distinction between words.

And maybe even specifically those two: strategy and process.

Not accidentally, I had two conversations with two people this week who had the same barrier to growth.

3. Living life through judgments...



Judgments are those binary statements you say in your head, that say something, good or bad, about a thing, a person, an idea.

Good/bad, stupid/smart, interesting/boring

One came up really strongly. My client asked himself: What am I excited about?

The question says it all: being excited is good. Not excited: not so good.

Here is the truth, here is what Life has to say:

Looking for excitement is definitely the way to be bipolar, and being a dog wagged by the tail. ((By the way: when you are looking for experiences, you are really looking for excitement. I write about this in this article What you crave is experiences...))

Result: nobody home, no person, no life. Hating life.

Life is best lived by living. Living is not exciting. Excitement is a peak experience that makes you old really fast. And it has its dark side, letdown.



When you consider excitement desirable, your life feels boring. Blah. And we can safely say: you are an addict. And your life is run by that addiction, not you.

No chance for growing, self-evolution, joy, enjoyment... because those need life to be not exciting. In excitement you can"t even look around: you are holding on with your fingertips... risking flying off into oblivion...

So life is passing you by.

You cannot and won"t see the beauty. You cannot and won"t see values in things, activities, people. You won"t have any joy.

Screaming on a roller coaster is not joy. It is fear, really. Terror.

People who are happy avoid excitement. And people who like excitement.

So what can you do? How can you catch that you are living a life of addiction?



I recommended to my client to catch himself when he judges... and add just one thing.

By the way: catching doesn"t mean stop judging. No, catching means, in this real life work, noticing.

So when you notice a judgment, do one thing: add another aspect to the binary statement. Blue, for example.

When the judgment is: stupid... then add blue.

It is a subtle change, but it will start taking you from blocking half of the world out to including a little bit more of it.

Stupid... blue. You cannot avoid but smile... can you?
That"s hard... blue. funny as hell.
I am NEVER... blue.

The jump between systemic judgment, the kind you do, to assessment... where you actually have more than one adjective on the side... is difficult even to understand.

So the mechanical action of adding the quality of blue, an adjective, is our way to create a stairway back to life. A full life. A life where you can see things, not judge them.

You can even do this with the word "work"... add an adjective... blue.

It may make all the difference.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Where did evolution take a wrong turn? Can we go back and take the right turn?

Lots of questions are coming up... Is it possible to be happy, to have ikigai, purpose, and joy if you live in your imagination?

What is the main difference between animals and homo sapiens?

The only differences I can see are

1. homo sapiens (modern humans) live in the mind... thinking it"s reality
2. homo sapiens have conscience
3. homo sapiens live like anything different from what they want is wrong.
4. homo sapiens have usury relationships, win-lose, zero sum.

I have written a lot of articles about living in the mind, and have courses to help you spend at least some of your time outside of the mind that is like a cave...

But I haven"t written about conscience. ((conscience: an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one"s behavior.))

Conscience, in Hebrew, is the same word as the name for a compass that shows true North.


And that is what conscience is supposed to do: point to a way of behavior that is befitting for a human: the crown achievement of evolution.

But at some point a fly fell into this soup... and conscience has devolved into a punishing device.

Conscience is why nothing works without integrity... your will punish yourself, one way or another.


I have no claims to know how exactly evolution works, I can only make deductions from what is visible and what is not readily visible, but I can get to a lot of truth through muscle testing.

OK... here you go. I"ll tell you what is Tree of Knowledge and what is Tree of life...

It starts with knowledge from Kabbalah: Tree of Knowledge. Kabbalah says, or at least my Kabbalah teacher said: Life wants more life. The truth value of this statement is 100%... Life wants more life. ((This doesn"t mean what I see people want: getting more out of life... The problem is the word "getting". It is an entitled saying. A truth value 100% saying is: You earn more life by putting more into life, investing more into life...  I can feel you cringing. lol))

Life wants more life


And the mechanism of evolution, at least the instigator of evolution, the Selfish Gene, comes from books, Tree of Knowledge.

The idea of protein molecules in the primordial sea, it organizing, and then combining itself with self-replicating elements of life is only 10% truth value.

That there is such a thing as the Selfish Gene, is also 10% truth value.

But these are the ideas everyone who considers evolution a valid model for life have accepted as true, more or less.

I am not a creationist, and creationist ideas have less than 1% truth value... and yet.

There is intelligence to the "design" of life. Innate intelligence. And foresight.


Life doesn"t seem to be reactive. It seems to think ahead, plan ahead. You can see that in humans: they have unexpressed capacities, and the hidden compass: conscience. Unused potentials.

The current direction the human race has chosen to ignore the capacities, and use conscience more like a stick than a carrot. Ass backward...

It is dangerous to say that there is an intelligent design, because both intelligence and design has been designated as conscious acts by sentient beings, according to the current knowledge of humans.


So the moment I say: intelligent design, or Original Design, people hear that I am saying: there is a god, or there was a god... which is not what I am saying.

Life itself is intelligent, and if it is true that Life wants more life, then Life has designed humans to go in certain ways... and then humans made a wrong turn, by themselves or by deceit... and now human life is against Life.

My personal opinion that the peaceful Neanderthals would have been the path towards becoming a human being... but the predatory "modern humans" killed the Neanderthals off.. (this paragraph is a 70% truth value... wowze! lol)

In the Original Design you were going to be guided by curiosity, the desire to fully use your capacities, and conscience.


The kind of beings that populate a society where people get along, and where no one uses another, no one exploits another, no one makes money destroying the planet...
Obviously this is not the reality we live in... because we are not living by the Original Design.

We have made a wrong turn.

You cannot get back to the right path from where you are. It"s like telling a mature tree to grow oranges instead of apples... it"s not going to work.

The question is: can you get back to the point where your species made a wrong turn. And truthfully, this is what my "Great Adventure" is about, to see: so Source can see too.

So far it seems that some people can... I could, for example.

The issues are simple but hard. And it"s hard for me to create practices to actually cause it.

Understanding is the enemy. Understanding is a "mind" thing: you drag what you hear into the cave, and digest it there... but it becomes part of the culture we want to eliminate. So understanding is out.

It needs to be experiential... and become muscle memory. Instinctual. Automatic. Not needing choice... the only choice.

Everyone and everything is against you, discouraging you from going back so you can start on the right path...

Why? It makes them feel less than you. Inferior to you. So they force you to stay in the chicken coop.


Miserable, unable to have a silent mind, unable to be present to reality, unable to see that there is nothing wrong... ever.

Everyone has a different main sticky point they need to let go of. The Soul Correction is supposed to show what it is.

For example, for me it was taking myself out of the picture. Looking at the world as it is without me. Seeing that I matter to me, I may matter to a few people, but I really don"t matter as much as I imagined I should.

I needed to make it instinctual that life is not about being smarter than others, knowing more than others, being more useful than others. In business these things may matter, but in life you need to interact with life, with life"s measures, and become the best and the most you can become with what you have. The being better than the next person is puny... that you are better of going for the big game: life.

Once I started to let go of that: life started to support me. Even with life"s support it"s taken me decades to be where I am today.

One of the issues people with a similar soul correction have is their hero complex and other delusional mind-constructs that make remaining the way you are more attractive than going back so you can get to a more evolved version of yourself.

Because letting go of the delusion takes you to being "nothing special". And one of the desires human have is to be special. More special than the other person!

As long as you are hooked on being special you are as ordinary as it comes. It is the most ordinary thing to want to be special. Being treated special. Being thought of as special.


Being ordinary is calm, collected, and a silent mind.

The busy mind asks: Am I special enough yet?

Someone who has the courage to be ordinary isn"t asking that question. They use their precious glycogen (or whatever chemical it is that you need to operate your brain and create, solve big issues). Someone with the courage to be ordinary will use their precious glycogen where it produces results, where it is worth spending it.

Smarter people are only smarter because they don"t fritter their glycogen on puny worries, on stuff that doesn"t matter, on feeling special or what other people think of them.


The more you worry about what doesn"t matter, what won"t matter, the less you"ll have, and the less you"ll accomplish in life.

Even if at some time earlier you got to a place... you can change any time.

In either direction.

I have seen people getting into "relationship" age, and spend all their glycogen on worrying about relationships. Or children. Or their weight. Or what they have. Or some other mundane b.s. not worth worrying about.

The more you surround yourself with people the less energy you"ll have for anything that needs energy. People will suck you dry.


I am not talking about some special partnership type relationships... I am talking about most relationships.

I am including spouses, I am including children, parents. They want to feed on you. Really.

If you want to accomplish anything in life, be alone, or be with a partner. A partner who also wants to accomplish something. So they won"t suck you dry and you won"t suck them dry.

A special friend, an accountability partner, a special coach or mentor.

Obviously you cannot learn much from my articles. Articles teach "mind-learning", understanding, and keep you in the mind.

I use coaching, workshops, courses to move you from one path to another.

Your Starting Point Measurements show you where you are most off, what are your sticky points, where you can most effectively unstuck yourself.

My coaching program is always open to people who show promise.

I also have an almost free workshop series scheduled to start on June 23. On falling in love with yourself... and its connection to Conscience and integrity.

In these workshops I"ll help you start your list of where you feel guilty, where your conscience tells you you are "wrong". And I will give participants an opportunity to sign up to use me to support them, ongoingly, so they can succeed.

Many of the crucial behaviors that robbed me of my self-love were also invisible to me. And I was lucky: I had some credible people point them out to me. (I have written about those: lying and gossiping were my invisible to me behaviors.)

My hunch is: you need support. Because left to your own devices you created the life you have... and will continue doing the same thing the same way... and when you read this article again in a year or two, you"ll realize that you could have gotten ahead but you didn"t. You remained the same: not loving yourself, not loving your life.

OK, here you go:

The first workshop will be on Saturday, June 23, at 4 pm. That is 10 pm in Europe, and 6 am on Sunday in Australia

Pay $1 through this link. If you haven"t gotten your Starting Point Measurements, then you"ll have a chance to get that on the payment page.



Another thing, a training course, trains you capacities to use your attention at will, and to move out of the mind. I call the first course the Reading Course, because we"ll use reading to distinguish and make the use of attention instinctual.

The second course, the Sleep Course will go one step further, and use falling asleep as a tool to get you out of the mind.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

What you crave in the cave is experiences... spiritual experiences

This morning I am looking at the tremendous difference between high vibration and low vibration. My head is spinning... wow.

One can say, that vibration is a number that measures how much of reality you see accurately.
  • What you see, of course, depends on what you know, what you can distinguish from everything else... accurately.

  • What you see, of course, depends on where you are when you are looking. How high, and how wide and how deep you look.

  • and what you see, of course depends on what you"ll consider as relevant... we"ll consider this your grounds of being.

  • and lastly, what you see will depend on your attitude aka what is driving the looking.


All these, of course, are nearly invisible for the looker. the person whose vibration we measure...

I am saying "nearly invisible" because unless you pay attention to what you see, to where you are looking from, to what you consider relevant and to what is your attitude... these factors are unconscious and therefore not seen. Invisible.

I have many gmail accounts.

Of those two are "junk" accounts... junk, because I only check them once a month or so. Otherwise I let the junk come in. The rest of my gmail accounts: I unsubscribe from everything I don"t want to see, don"t want to be distracted by. I choose to get what I actually want in my life. The junk? I only want to see what the lowest vibration does, what the lowest vibration people respond to. Seeing that gives me insights, as it did today.

The email that inspired today"s article was from Darius Barazandeh (what a name, eh?) and featured a few people. All fakes, all frauds, all low vibration. And depending on your vibration, meaning depending on all those factors I am mentioning above, you will eat it up, or you"ll see them for what they are. Crap. ((Darius Barazandeh vibration: 110. Truth value: 1%. Jarrad Hewett: vibration: 110. truth value: 1%. Jennifer Elizabeth Masters: vibration: 130. Truth value: 3%. Jill Mattison: vibration: 110. Truth value: 2%. July Satori vibration: 70. truth value: 1%))

My question, the question I am pondering, why cannot you see that you are being fed crap, that you are being deceived.

Student posts take me right to the answer:

The interplay of those four different ways you can see the world will pretty much tell you how much crap you"ll feed on.

So let"s look at those four in detail, shall we?

1. What you see, of course, depends on what you know, what you can distinguish from everything else... accurately.

The normal state of a homo sapiens is "for you everything is the same as everything else, except that not always." You can"t see subtle differences, you can"t tell one thing from another, you are like a cat: unless it moves it doesn"t even exist.

We are born like this. And most of us stay this way. You have no distinctions, it all is a big foggy world out there...

One of the reasons this is so is that you move into the cave of your mind, and can only see the shadow of reality. Have you noticed that the shadow depends more on the surface that catches it than on the object that casts it? You can see the "everything is the same as everything else" right there.

In the cave of your mind you"ll always be like that: stupid. And you"ll do stupid things.

You"ll judge things by their shadow. The shadow of a program, for example, is an experience.

So in the cave you"ll be swayed by experiences. And your experiences will be what people tell you they should be...

The guy in the movie Matrix that craves the sizzle of steak will move into the Matrix, the cave, and will hear and taste the steak... that is really that glop... that he ate before.

Reality never enters the cave... reality is outside of the cave. And it is the way it is. Some of it is beautiful, some of it is ugly.

For example a part of ikigai ((=reason to live, the Kaizen version of Logotherepy, or our Western version of looking for meaning and purpose in our lives.)) , "meaning" is the way light is in my house in the morning. Breathtaking and gives worth to life. Then the oppressive heat in the afternoon... ugly. But having beautiful mornings, splendid tea, great conversations... it is worth allowing the oppressive heat... life is all the good and bad.

People who live in the mind don"t have ikigai... in my experience. They crave stronger and stronger experiences to feel alive.

But experiences don"t make you feel alive... being alive allows for experiences... but there is no "being alive" in the cave, and you know it.

2. What you see, of course, depends on where you are when you are looking. How high, and how wide and how deep you look.

If you are looking inside the cave... of course you"ll only see the shadows of reality. But even if you aren"t in the cave, the view differs whether you are in the forest, walking, or if you climbed a tall tree.

One of my favorite stories I learned from Tai is the group of engineers that emergency landed in the rain forest.
They develop a cutting edge cutting method with their machetes... in perfect 45 degrees, as they are trying to get to the nearest village.

One climbs a tree and spots the village, and yells out: guys, the village is in the opposite direction...

The engineers, living in the cave of their minds didn"t look what direction to go... they only cared about the perfection of the cut.

If you never take the time to climb higher, look wider, look deeper, all your actions will be misdirected.

3. What you see, of course depends on what you"ll consider as relevant... we"ll consider this your grounds of being.

For the engineers being superior in using their tools is what is relevant. Being right, looking good. Being well regarded. Being superior. Not making a mistake. Not looking weak. Not looking ignorant.

FOMO... fear of losing out.

Having to, needing to, having to, and should.

The tail is wagging the dog.

4. and lastly, what you see will depend on your attitude aka what is driving the looking.

Fear, greed, envy

Wanting something for nothing.

Your world view

"I want what I want and i want it now!"

It"s wrong and it must be fixed... now!

You don"t seem to have any handle on your attitude. You don"t know that you are in control of it.

The only good thing I have seen from Esther Hicks is the methodology of raising your attitude through the 20 stages. It"s a good method. It is using your brain, words, to change who you are in the moment. It doesn"t raise your vibration, but it does change your attitude. It is time-consuming, the effects don"t last, but it teaches you that your attitude is entirely within your power.

And of course, your TLB... how much discord, ambivalence, hardship, discomfort you are willing to take for what you want. All in your power... yet you behave as if you are the tail and the attitude is the dog.

OK... what can you do?

In my experience, the biggest issue is you not even knowing that you can direct your attention. That is another symptom of the tail wags the dog.

Until and unless you learn, your life will not work, and you"ll hate it and yourself.

I use reading as a way to find your attention and to learn to control it. This is what I teach in the Reading course. And then use falling asleep as a second step: using the attention to get out of the mind, to get the Self out of the mind. Another practice.

I have found that unless you can direct your attention and can get out of the mind at will, you can"t grow, and I cannot work with you... because there is nothing I can teach you inside the mind that will make a difference.

The cave will always stay seductively attractive, so don"t think you are done.

Every single person around you lives in their mind... that is the meaning of homo sapiens: the race that lives in their mind. Sharpens the machete, cutting in the wrong direction.

But if you take the time and energy to learn to direct your attention and use it to take the self out of the cave... to where life actually is, you"ll be able to enjoy life, have ikigai, and accomplish stuff if you wish. there is no having to, needing to, wanting to, and should in reality. They are only in the mind.

Here is the link to register in the Reading course. I will open up the Sleeping course only to participants that show promise...

What you crave in the cave is experiences... spiritual experiences

This morning I am looking at the tremendous difference between high vibration and low vibration. My head is spinning... wow.

One can say, that vibration is a number that measures how much of reality you see accurately.
  • What you see, of course, depends on what you know, what you can distinguish from everything else... accurately.

  • What you see, of course, depends on where you are when you are looking. How high, and how wide and how deep you look.

  • and what you see, of course depends on what you"ll consider as relevant... we"ll consider this your grounds of being.

  • and lastly, what you see will depend on your attitude aka what is driving the looking.


All these, of course, are nearly invisible for the looker. the person whose vibration we measure...

I am saying "nearly invisible" because unless you pay attention to what you see, to where you are looking from, to what you consider relevant and to what is your attitude... these factors are unconscious and therefore not seen. Invisible.

I have many gmail accounts.

Of those two are "junk" accounts... junk, because I only check them once a month or so. Otherwise I let the junk come in. The rest of my gmail accounts: I unsubscribe from everything I don"t want to see, don"t want to be distracted by. I choose to get what I actually want in my life. The junk? I only want to see what the lowest vibration does, what the lowest vibration people respond to. Seeing that gives me insights, as it did today.

The email that inspired today"s article was from Darius Barazandeh (what a name, eh?) and featured a few people. All fakes, all frauds, all low vibration. And depending on your vibration, meaning depending on all those factors I am mentioning above, you will eat it up, or you"ll see them for what they are. Crap. ((Darius Barazandeh vibration: 110. Truth value: 1%. Jarrad Hewett: vibration: 110. truth value: 1%. Jennifer Elizabeth Masters: vibration: 130. Truth value: 3%. Jill Mattison: vibration: 110. Truth value: 2%. July Satori vibration: 70. truth value: 1%))

My question, the question I am pondering, why cannot you see that you are being fed crap, that you are being deceived.

Student posts take me right to the answer:

The interplay of those four different ways you can see the world will pretty much tell you how much crap you"ll feed on.

So let"s look at those four in detail, shall we?

1. What you see, of course, depends on what you know, what you can distinguish from everything else... accurately.

The normal state of a homo sapiens is "for you everything is the same as everything else, except that not always." You can"t see subtle differences, you can"t tell one thing from another, you are like a cat: unless it moves it doesn"t even exist.

We are born like this. And most of us stay this way. You have no distinctions, it all is a big foggy world out there...

One of the reasons this is so is that you move into the cave of your mind, and can only see the shadow of reality. Have you noticed that the shadow depends more on the surface that catches it than on the object that casts it? You can see the "everything is the same as everything else" right there.

In the cave of your mind you"ll always be like that: stupid. And you"ll do stupid things.

You"ll judge things by their shadow. The shadow of a program, for example, is an experience.

So in the cave you"ll be swayed by experiences. And your experiences will be what people tell you they should be...

The guy in the movie Matrix that craves the sizzle of steak will move into the Matrix, the cave, and will hear and taste the steak... that is really that glop... that he ate before.

Reality never enters the cave... reality is outside of the cave. And it is the way it is. Some of it is beautiful, some of it is ugly.

For example a part of ikigai ((=reason to live, the Kaizen version of Logotherepy, or our Western version of looking for meaning and purpose in our lives.)) , "meaning" is the way light is in my house in the morning. Breathtaking and gives worth to life. Then the oppressive heat in the afternoon... ugly. But having beautiful mornings, splendid tea, great conversations... it is worth allowing the oppressive heat... life is all the good and bad.

People who live in the mind don"t have ikigai... in my experience. They crave stronger and stronger experiences to feel alive.

But experiences don"t make you feel alive... being alive allows for experiences... but there is no "being alive" in the cave, and you know it.

2. What you see, of course, depends on where you are when you are looking. How high, and how wide and how deep you look.

If you are looking inside the cave... of course you"ll only see the shadows of reality. But even if you aren"t in the cave, the view differs whether you are in the forest, walking, or if you climbed a tall tree.

One of my favorite stories I learned from Tai is the group of engineers that emergency landed in the rain forest.
They develop a cutting edge cutting method with their machetes... in perfect 45 degrees, as they are trying to get to the nearest village.

One climbs a tree and spots the village, and yells out: guys, the village is in the opposite direction...

The engineers, living in the cave of their minds didn"t look what direction to go... they only cared about the perfection of the cut.

If you never take the time to climb higher, look wider, look deeper, all your actions will be misdirected.

3. What you see, of course depends on what you"ll consider as relevant... we"ll consider this your grounds of being.

For the engineers being superior in using their tools is what is relevant. Being right, looking good. Being well regarded. Being superior. Not making a mistake. Not looking weak. Not looking ignorant.

FOMO... fear of losing out.

Having to, needing to, having to, and should.

The tail is wagging the dog.

4. and lastly, what you see will depend on your attitude aka what is driving the looking.

Fear, greed, envy

Wanting something for nothing.

Your world view

"I want what I want and i want it now!"

It"s wrong and it must be fixed... now!

You don"t seem to have any handle on your attitude. You don"t know that you are in control of it.

The only good thing I have seen from Esther Hicks is the methodology of raising your attitude through the 20 stages. It"s a good method. It is using your brain, words, to change who you are in the moment. It doesn"t raise your vibration, but it does change your attitude. It is time-consuming, the effects don"t last, but it teaches you that your attitude is entirely within your power.

And of course, your TLB... how much discord, ambivalence, hardship, discomfort you are willing to take for what you want. All in your power... yet you behave as if you are the tail and the attitude is the dog.

OK... what can you do?

In my experience, the biggest issue is you not even knowing that you can direct your attention. That is another symptom of the tail wags the dog.

Until and unless you learn, your life will not work, and you"ll hate it and yourself.

I use reading as a way to find your attention and to learn to control it. This is what I teach in the Reading course. And then use falling asleep as a second step: using the attention to get out of the mind, to get the Self out of the mind. Another practice.

I have found that unless you can direct your attention and can get out of the mind at will, you can"t grow, and I cannot work with you... because there is nothing I can teach you inside the mind that will make a difference.

The cave will always stay seductively attractive, so don"t think you are done.

Every single person around you lives in their mind... that is the meaning of homo sapiens: the race that lives in their mind. Sharpens the machete, cutting in the wrong direction.

But if you take the time and energy to learn to direct your attention and use it to take the self out of the cave... to where life actually is, you"ll be able to enjoy life, have ikigai, and accomplish stuff if you wish. there is no having to, needing to, wanting to, and should in reality. They are only in the mind.

Here is the link to register in the Reading course. I will open up the Sleeping course only to participants that show promise...

Why you don"t love yourself

Out of integrity, lying, coveting, envy, vengeance, hate can be compared to indigestion

Lying etc. is like indigestion.

In indigestion you give the body something to eat that the body cannot use as food. Either because it is not really food, or because it is beyond the body"s ability to use it all as food.

The body makes you feel discomfort. Surprisingly this discomfort feels a lot like hunger. Exactly the opposite of what would work... I think it is our interpretation of the signal that is at fault. We seem to interpret everything as a signal to eat, to consume, to get more and more and more. Of everything.

And this is where the similarity shines most.

When you lie, betray, cheat, harm, etc. and you know that you do, you need to pile up the sh*t... you need to lie more, betray more, cheat more, harm more.

All in a misdirected effort to get away with it.

And you may seem to get away with it, except that you don"t.

Without integrity nothing works.

Integrity is an inside job. You need to do the work with yourself, just like in indigestion. And not surprisingly, how you do anything is how you do everything.

You use a small lie, a small deception, to then destroy everything that you value... and build a solid foundation for hating yourself.

I am reading a book, even the title is Betrayal, and in it a group of people are betrayed. The only survivor wants vengeance... and finds an ally in someone who wants even more vengeance than he does... And his being turned into a terrorist begins.

Now, what does this have to do with integrity, indigestion, or with the price of tea in China?

Everything.

Your conscience knows.

Christians who violate the commands of their religion.
Moslems who say one thing and do another.
Politicians
Doctors
Teachers/gurus
You.

And unless you have the clarity, the courage, the intestinal fortitude, the foresight, you"ll do whatever you think it will take to straighten out.

Fat chance, you say? Yeah, for most people. But YOU still can clean up your act.

It begins with telling the truth to yourself. I lied, I betrayed, I engage in vengeance, I am using someone... etc.

You"ll most likely have to deal with the societal or personal memes, that you deserve it, or they deserve it, or it doesn"t matter.

You don"t deserve it, they don"t deserve it, and it does matter.

I"ve had some amazing turnarounds with clients. Depending on your cultural environment, you"ll probably think: I need to get my money"s worth. That is, on the surface, fair enough. But you don"t mean what you should mean: I"ll do my side of the work so well that I"ll be doing the 100,000 dollar course (see my other article explaining this). No, what you mean is that you pay for 30 minutes, but you"ll keep me on the phone for two hours. And the scale is starting to tip dangerously: you are getting something you didn"t pay for. And your life starts to not work... because now you cannot do YOUR work... it is starting to be all screwed up.

If you are extraordinary, like my client, or have extraordinary friends like he does, you"ll notice what you are doing, and you put in correction. You restore your integrity, and the sun starts shining... until the next indiscretion... but now you know that you have a tendency.

The most frequent way you trip your conscience is through wanting what you didn"t earn, wanting what belongs to another, envy, coveting something or someone.

It"s not an accident that the original Ten Commandments talks about all the ways you try to make yourself get more than your due. Even killing is an act of wanting what belongs to another.

Some people cannot see that they can get much if there is a value exchange, so they immediately and unconsciously go for what belongs to another... the kinds of industries where there are losers and winners take all.

And, of course, they never increase their "earning power" (see explanation here...) because why bother. And, of course life cannot work for them.

Disease is the most frequent way you punish yourself with...

And the biggest price you pay is that you cannot love yourself and you cannot love your life.

When you love yourself... you love your life

Why you don"t love yourself

Out of integrity, lying, coveting, envy, vengeance, hate can be compared to indigestion

Lying etc. is like indigestion.

In indigestion you give the body something to eat that the body cannot use as food. Either because it is not really food, or because it is beyond the body"s ability to use it all as food.

The body makes you feel discomfort. Surprisingly this discomfort feels a lot like hunger. Exactly the opposite of what would work... I think it is our interpretation of the signal that is at fault. We seem to interpret everything as a signal to eat, to consume, to get more and more and more. Of everything.

And this is where the similarity shines most.

When you lie, betray, cheat, harm, etc. and you know that you do, you need to pile up the sh*t... you need to lie more, betray more, cheat more, harm more.

All in a misdirected effort to get away with it.

And you may seem to get away with it, except that you don"t.

Without integrity nothing works.

Integrity is an inside job. You need to do the work with yourself, just like in indigestion. And not surprisingly, how you do anything is how you do everything.

You use a small lie, a small deception, to then destroy everything that you value... and build a solid foundation for hating yourself.

I am reading a book, even the title is Betrayal, and in it a group of people are betrayed. The only survivor wants vengeance... and finds an ally in someone who wants even more vengeance than he does... And his being turned into a terrorist begins.

Now, what does this have to do with integrity, indigestion, or with the price of tea in China?

Everything.

Your conscience knows.

Christians who violate the commands of their religion.
Moslems who say one thing and do another.
Politicians
Doctors
Teachers/gurus
You.

And unless you have the clarity, the courage, the intestinal fortitude, the foresight, you"ll do whatever you think it will take to straighten out.

Fat chance, you say? Yeah, for most people. But YOU still can clean up your act.

It begins with telling the truth to yourself. I lied, I betrayed, I engage in vengeance, I am using someone... etc.

You"ll most likely have to deal with the societal or personal memes, that you deserve it, or they deserve it, or it doesn"t matter.

You don"t deserve it, they don"t deserve it, and it does matter.

I"ve had some amazing turnarounds with clients. Depending on your cultural environment, you"ll probably think: I need to get my money"s worth. That is, on the surface, fair enough. But you don"t mean what you should mean: I"ll do my side of the work so well that I"ll be doing the 100,000 dollar course (see my other article explaining this). No, what you mean is that you pay for 30 minutes, but you"ll keep me on the phone for two hours. And the scale is starting to tip dangerously: you are getting something you didn"t pay for. And your life starts to not work... because now you cannot do YOUR work... it is starting to be all screwed up.

If you are extraordinary, like my client, or have extraordinary friends like he does, you"ll notice what you are doing, and you put in correction. You restore your integrity, and the sun starts shining... until the next indiscretion... but now you know that you have a tendency.

The most frequent way you trip your conscience is through wanting what you didn"t earn, wanting what belongs to another, envy, coveting something or someone.

It"s not an accident that the original Ten Commandments talks about all the ways you try to make yourself get more than your due. Even killing is an act of wanting what belongs to another.

Some people cannot see that they can get much if there is a value exchange, so they immediately and unconsciously go for what belongs to another... the kinds of industries where there are losers and winners take all.

And, of course, they never increase their "earning power" (see explanation here...) because why bother. And, of course life cannot work for them.

Disease is the most frequent way you punish yourself with...

And the biggest price you pay is that you cannot love yourself and you cannot love your life.

When you love yourself... you love your life

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How to fall in love with yourself... the narrow and strait path to happiness

Why? Why would you want to love yourself?


When you love yourself: you love your life. And that is the closest we know to be a happy person.

And you want to be happy, right? It feels like your birthright. Even though I can"t specifically point at anyone who is happy... it IS your birthright.

Birthright or not birthright, we all want to be happy... even though no one has been able to explain how to become happy... so it seems that it will remain a desire... never to be fulfilled. Hope and hopeless... or resigned is our dominant state.

The closest experience to happiness is contentment, with life, with yourself.

When you love yourself you love your life... but how can you?




Our entire culture is about you not being enough, you not smart enough, you not pretty enough, you not having enough... and truth be told, most people I coach hate themselves, are disgusted with themselves, disappointed with themselves... and that is as far from happiness as one can get.

I am just like you, just ahead of you, on the same path.

I am going to use the methodology I have seen work miracles for me... even though they are counter-intuitive, counter-cultural, maybe not all pretty, but they work.

What do I have to do?

You have a reason to hate yourself!


I know, that is a big and unexpected bomb I have just dropped on you. But unless you have this sentence as your starting point, you"ll go with the intuitive, cultural method I have seen others teach you.

I examined a number of books on Amazon that say they teach you to love yourself. The truth value of each of those books was 1%. Why? Are those bad books? I don"t know... but they are ineffective. My hunch is: when you haven"t found the cause of an illness, you cannot heal it... no matter how talented you are. Unless the cause is eliminated, the cancer will grow. And self hate is like cancer... as it grows it kills aliveness, it kills you.

Those methods don"t work. Why?


The bible teaches the strait and narrow method... Strait is just another word for narrow. It is anything but straight.

The whole culture, your inclinations, the world seem to work against narrow... They tell you the hundred ways you can make yourself happy... but I call that the shotgun method... you are pelting the whole area, the potential ways to feel good about yourself... while nothing changes.

So what is the strait and narrow method?


It is eliminating what is ineffective or harmful.

You will be doing lists. Lists of activities, list of attitudes that you can see won"t make you feel good about yourself.

You will have to repeat this process a few months down the line... when you will have seen more of your transgressions... and will have seen more behaviors and attitudes to eliminate.

It"s a process. I had help. And today I am happy.

My happy is not jumping around laughing and smiling.

It"s more like this: I enjoy my days, I enjoy my activities, I laugh easily, I dance easily, I love easily.


I call it happy. It is the closest to happy I know. No drama, no extreme feelings, it is humming, and it is really nice. Always.
What will be on your list to eliminate?

Behaviors and attitudes.

Behaviors that you don"t like about yourself, and attitudes that sour you.

I call this the integrity restoration phase.

Integrity is a concept that cannot be pinned down for you, because integrity, the way we mean it, is an inside job.

It is judged by you...
You, like everyone else, have two selves. You can call them however you want to... Bob and Suzy, self and Self, higher self and lower self, real self and delusional self, Self and soul, it won"t make a difference.

One self lives in the world, the other observes and until the two love each other, you won"t have an experience of loving yourself.

You can call the two selves the devil you and the angel you. won"t make a difference.

Your one self knows what the other is doing, what the other is thinking, what the other is planning... and either will like it or it won"t.
The list of behaviors and attitudes to eliminate is written by one self... and the other self will want to continue, will explain, justify, resist...

There is an inner power struggle, and no love.

Once you have a list with at least three items on it, your job will be to start with one item, and endeavor to eliminate it.

The list answers the following question:

If you wanted to have inner tension, if you wanted your better self hate your other self... what behaviors and attitudes would you maintain?


The big transgression you have will make the list first...
  • I would be slothful

  • I would self-medicate

  • I would not do what I said I would do

  • I would be a wimp ((wimp: a weak and cowardly or unadventurous person.)) ... etc.


You want to break down these "beingness" words into their components by asking: what do I do that I call slothful? for example
  • I say: it"s not worth it

  • I stay in bed after the alarm goes off

  • I take the elevator to get to the second floor

  • I say: I don"t have energy for that... etc.

  • I cheat on my diet

  • I fantasize about love... etc.


Things that are obvious to you.

The job is to not do the things that are on your list.


You will need to create new habits. The old habits fight for survival, so if you are a wimp, it will be hard. Hell, it will be hard, no matter what you are now.

But it will get easier, because you"ll be practicing muscles that have atrophies, but can be brought back to life by practice.

Every time you win over the "evil inclination" you"ll be jubilant. But don"t celebrate early. It"s OK to feel good about yourself, but don"t think a victory in a battle will win the war.

This is war, my friend.


When I do people"s Starting Point Measurements, one of the questions asks the level of their integrity.

The highest I have ever measured was 10%.

So beware: the world is filled with people just like you: low integrity score.

And the world, the culture is like a chicken coop or a crab bucket: the majority will pull you back to misery.


So mum is the word. Especially to people who are close to you and supposedly love you.

Don"t share what you are doing, don"t ask for support. They will not help you, they will not support you.

Why? Because if you clean up your act, they will look bad. And they don"t want to look bad, and they don"t want to change. They want to give lip service... and that is what they want to give. Look good while be bad...

Just like you. Don"t judge them, keep your energy on things you can change: your own actions. Your own attitude.


Every area of your life... by the way.

Because how you do anything is how you do everything, you are slothful, entitled, wimpy, grouchy, resistant, haughty, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, judgmental, stupid, ignorant... etc. etc. in every area of your life.

Here is a behavior we all have: assuming...


I have a student who drives me nuts. Turns out he assumes things to be true, assumes things to know... I muscle tested today: He assumes 70% of things he acts upon. He doesn"t know. He assumes he knows. But doesn"t know that he is basing a life on assumptions and not facts.

In every area of his life. Health, wealth, love and happiness. Ugh...

He is not even an extreme case, by the way.

I can even find examples of that in my own life.

For example, when I read, I first assume that I know all the words... Then when I read a sentence, I assume what the vague sounding word means... so the sentence makes sense.

I have had to create a habit of looking up every word I am not 100% sure what it means.

I use my reading as a habit forming practice. I also use my sleeping as a habit forming practice.


I call these spiritual practices, because they deal with the invisible.

Most things that make your one self hate the other for are in the invisible. Maybe visible for you, not very visible for others.

What if you commit to this process? What can you expect?

If you fully commit to this process, you"ll see your life change.
  • At 10% integrity you"ll start to gain energy from it, you"ll start to have hours, maybe even days, when you are happy with yourself.

  • At 20% integrity you"ll start to produce extraordinary results and a nearly 90% level of happiness...


You"ll find your ambition grow and your desire gets lower, so you can spend more time earning what you want, and less time fantasizing.

Will the "Universe" respond favorably to your change?


Because the Universe doesn"t give a hoot... no. But because everything comes to your through people, from people... it will feel like that.

There will still be tornados, it will rain, and it will be hot. But it will "happen" to a whole different person.

And that makes all the difference.

Now what?
  • 1. You can go and read another article, and forget about this. I expect most people will do just that.

  • 2. You can say: I need help... and hire me to coach you, personally

  • 3. You can say: I need ongoing support, and help to set this up


I plan on doing some almost free workshops in the coming weeks. Teaching this same thing, and help you start your list. And I will give participants an opportunity to sign up to use me to support them, ongoingly, so they can succeed.

Many of the crucial behaviors that robbed me of my self-love were also invisible to me. And I was lucky: I had some credible people point them out to me.


((I have written about those: lying and gossiping were my invisible to me behaviors.))

My hunch is: you need support. Because left to your own devices you created the life you have... and will continue doing the same thing the same way... and when you read this article again in a year or two, you"ll realize that you could have gotten ahead but you didn"t. You remained the same: not loving yourself, not loving your life.

OK, here you go:

The first workshop will be on Saturday, June 23, at 4 pm. That is 10 pm in Europe, and 6 am on Sunday in Australia

Pay $1 through this link. If you haven"t gotten your Starting Point Measurements, then you"ll have a chance to get that on the payment page.

Why you don"t love yourself

Out of integrity, lying, coveting, envy, vengeance, hate can be compared to indigestion

Lying etc. is like indigestion.

In indigestion you give the body something to eat that the body cannot use as food. Either because it is not really food, or because it is beyond the body"s ability to use it all as food.

The body makes you feel discomfort. Surprisingly this discomfort feels a lot like hunger. Exactly the opposite of what would work... I think it is our interpretation of the signal that is at fault. We seem to interpret everything as a signal to eat, to consume, to get more and more and more. Of everything.

And this is where the similarity shines most.

When you lie, betray, cheat, harm, etc. and you know that you do, you need to pile up the sh*t... you need to lie more, betray more, cheat more, harm more.

All in a misdirected effort to get away with it.

And you may seem to get away with it, except that you don"t.

Without integrity nothing works.

Integrity is an inside job. You need to do the work with yourself, just like in indigestion. And not surprisingly, how you do anything is how you do everything.

You use a small lie, a small deception, to then destroy everything that you value... and build a solid foundation for hating yourself.

I am reading a book, even the title is Betrayal, and in it a group of people are betrayed. The only survivor wants vengeance... and finds an ally in someone who wants even more vengeance than he does... And his being turned into a terrorist begins.

Now, what does this have to do with integrity, indigestion, or with the price of tea in China?

Everything.

Your conscience knows.

Christians who violate the commands of their religion.
Moslems who say one thing and do another.
Politicians
Doctors
Teachers/gurus
You.

And unless you have the clarity, the courage, the intestinal fortitude, the foresight, you"ll do whatever you think it will take to straighten out.

Fat chance, you say? Yeah, for most people. But YOU still can clean up your act.

It begins with telling the truth to yourself. I lied, I betrayed, I engage in vengeance, I am using someone... etc.

You"ll most likely have to deal with the societal or personal memes, that you deserve it, or they deserve it, or it doesn"t matter.

You don"t deserve it, they don"t deserve it, and it does matter.

I"ve had some amazing turnarounds with clients. Depending on your cultural environment, you"ll probably think: I need to get my money"s worth. That is, on the surface, fair enough. But you don"t mean what you should mean: I"ll do my side of the work so well that I"ll be doing the 100,000 dollar course (see my other article explaining this). No, what you mean is that you pay for 30 minutes, but you"ll keep me on the phone for two hours. And the scale is starting to tip dangerously: you are getting something you didn"t pay for. And your life starts to not work... because now you cannot do YOUR work... it is starting to be all screwed up.

If you are extraordinary, like my client, or have extraordinary friends like he does, you"ll notice what you are doing, and you put in correction. You restore your integrity, and the sun starts shining... until the next indiscretion... but now you know that you have a tendency.

The most frequent way you trip your conscience is through wanting what you didn"t earn, wanting what belongs to another, envy, coveting something or someone.

It"s not an accident that the original Ten Commandments talks about all the ways you try to make yourself get more than your due. Even killing is an act of wanting what belongs to another.

Some people cannot see that they can get much if there is a value exchange, so they immediately and unconsciously go for what belongs to another... the kinds of industries where there are losers and winners take all.

And, of course, they never increase their "earning power" (see explanation here...) because why bother. And, of course life cannot work for them.

Disease is the most frequent way you punish yourself with...

And the biggest price you pay is that you cannot love yourself and you cannot love your life.

When you love yourself... you love your life

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

How accurate is your knowledge? What you read, see, hear, and say...

Most everything you read on the internet, in books, on youtube, is b.s. Not true... a lie, or not the whole truth.

What do I mean by b.s.? I simply mean that they have a low truth value.

They can be a lie... misdirection, misleading, made up... etc. Not necessarily with a malicious intent... the speaker/writer is looking to say what they say in the mind, in memes, in books, in other people speaking, not in reality.

Unless it is your truth, experienced yourself, it is not truth. Truth repeated is a lie... Talking about flying isn"t flying. Talking about sex isn"t sex. Talking about integrity isn"t integrity.


1. My latest discovery of B.S. is the sway technique many people teach to find truth.


  • The mind says, common sense says: if you lean AWAY from the object, then the answer is no. Just the opposite is true.

  • Same thing about gut feelings: your gut does nothing with a lie, but signals (discomfort!) with a yes. Flies in the face of the mind, doesn"t it?

  • They say: muscle test, and they say: your body answers. But your body has been duped. Your body craves sugar that kills it. Your body is not innocent... it wants what it"s been having. It is under the tyranny of the mind.

So what is answering your questions when you muscle test?



What answers the questions must be outside of the sphere of power of the mind, and thus memes, and Dark Side, and social media.
  • It isn"t your soul: it is inside, squashed... :-(.

  • It isn"t your Self... it is largely non-existent. You have an inflated delusional self, your precious "I"... but no Self, or not really.

  • Is your attention outside? yes

  • Is your consciousness/Witness outside? yes.

My hunch is that it"s the Consciousness/Witness that answers the questions... but for that you need to be aligned to All-Knowledge, or at the minimum to Consciousness.

I have been experimenting, and when you press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, this connection automatically gets established. If and when you speak... no connection... inaccurate results.

2. Everyone talks about health, nutrition, sugar, global warming,


but I have, thus far, read in one article one of the most harmful aspects of increasing CO2 in the atmosphere: plants use CO2 like we use Oxygen. And with the increased amount CO2 the plants grow faster, get less nutrients from the soil, they are sweeter.

Result: your animals, yourself get sweeter, and you get less nutrients in your food.

10-20 years ago it was impossible to get all your nutrients from food. Now it is nearly so, that none of your nutrients come from food... it"s not there.

At the same time it"s nearly impossible to avoid sugar: everything is sweet... I have started to experience hypoglycemia after I ate one pepper. 10 grams of sugar. In one pepper.

For someone with sugar metabolism issues, that is a fast way to get into the sugar yo-yo again.

3. Videos on youtube, videos that expose the evil conspiracy against you and your health abound.


But their truth value is low. here is one I just listened to. It"s truth value is 10%. Why? because of narrow cone of vision. Not necessarily the speaker"s, but his sources.

Narrow cone of vision is the middle name of every American... Seeing causation where there is a correlation, and the real cause is outside of that cone of vision.

Specifically here, for this video: If most of our Calcium overload is from milk... wouldn"t it be useful to pull in milk into the picture? But no, narrow cone of vision is maybe the middle name of Human (narrow cone of vision) Sapiens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYuMXm-Sui0

4. Memes... I am running into these memes that attribute b.s. to people who are credible... and if they actually said that, it must be true.


First off: truth repeated is a lie. This applies to anything you repeat. The bible. The Torah. Whatever someone said or wrote... they don"t become Tree of Knowledge, aka truth unless it is your personal experience.

That is, largely, about 1% of the things you say. But that means that the 99% of what you say is utter lie, untruth, partial truth, or b.s.

And you are too lazy or too dumb to know.

That, compared to 7% of truth value, or books, for example, makes the 7% a whole lot. But it isn"t.

Dr. Joel Wallach"s stuff (not the multilevel marketing stuff, the theory) has 30% truth value. Why? Because he personally cut open thousands of dead animals, so it"s his personal and somewhat accurate observation.

While the famous and money grabbing health gurus,
  • Dr. Eric Berg (truth value: 5%),

  • Dr. Oz (truth value: 10%),

  • Dr. Mercola (truth value: 10%),

  • Dr. Bradley Nelson (truth value: 5%),

  • Dr. Darren Weissman (truth value: 3%),

  • Dr. Daniel Amen (truth value: 10%),

  • Dr. Axe (truth value: 10%).

Being an influencer is the dream of all the money hungry people.

Because when you hear something of the mouth of an influencer, it strikes you as the truth. Why? Because of a cognitive bias, a cognitive shortcut that allows you to be mentally slothful: if he said it it must be true... but you see that swaying the unsuspecting, mentally slothful crowds is relatively easy... and then they can tell you everything they want. Because you"ll buy. You"ll swallow. You"ll take it for truth what they say.
Magnesium

A week ago I started an experiment. My premise was: if Magnesium softens the muscles... would taking more of it help my sore rock hard calves to become soft again so I can walk with less pain?

I have been taking a whole lot more Magnesium. And I found out that I didn"t know much about Magnesium, and that has hurt my health. The experiment is not over, I"ll run it at least three weeks: too early to tell.

But watching the videos on youtube I saw that almost every topic has a proponent who uses the topic as their one tool... a fit all hammer... and everything looks to them like a nail.

And to boot, even what they say about their "topic" is low truth value.

For example all fancy shmancy formats of Magnesium test "no" for me. I have found that clients I have tested, myself included, respond "yes" to Magnesium Oxide... and "no" to all the citrates, and gluconates, and other fancy formulation.

I friend who had horrible arch pain when he walked was taking 400 mg of Magnesium in Magnesium Citrate form. I gave him my own Magnesium Oxide bottle, and after two weeks he has spring in his steps, and a smile on his face.

What actually got softer? Why he hurts less? I don"t know. I only know that he is. If I made up reasons, that would be lies... because I don"t know. I will not specialize in Magnesium... lol.
And I am not an authority... thank god.

I muscle test everything. As soon as I say it. About 20% of my hunches, my theories are b.s. says Source. So I immediately inform the person I talk to is that what I said wasn"t true....

When you say things that are not true because they are not true, or by virtue of them being Tree of Knowledge... your integrity suffers.

And without integrity nothing works. NOTHING.


It is near impossible which of the Starting Point Measurements is the most important number... that if you could change it your life would start to work for you, not against you.

But integrity is definitely up there... because without integrity nothing works.

The higher your meme/Tree of Knowledge score, the lower your integrity. The higher your desire number, the lower your integrity. The higher your "about you" number, the lower your integrity. The higher your "inauthenticity" number, the lower your integrity.

And if you just stopped spouting things you heard, your integrity number would start growing. Really.

And your life would start working.

Monday, June 11, 2018

When Life seems to work against you...

One of my teachers, via Ayn Rand, has been Aristotle.

He taught me one thing. Most people will not teach you much... they will do one thing and one thing only: alter your foundation.

And with regards to foundation altering: Aristotle"s teaching is the most jarring, and the most transformative.

Here is the teaching:

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises.

If you are doing all the right things and still don"t have your results... that is a contradiction. Check your premises.

Premise is like what you base your decisions on. They are invisible... assumed to be accurate, assumed to be a fact. ((prem·ise
noun Logic
plural noun: premises

1.
a previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion.
"if the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true"
an assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory.
"the fundamental premise of the report"
synonyms: proposition, assumption, hypothesis, thesis, presupposition, postulation, postulate, supposition, presumption, surmise, conjecture, speculation, assertion, belief
"the premise that human life consists of a series of choices"

verb
3rd person present: premises

1.
base an argument, theory, or undertaking on.
"the reforms were premised on our findings"
state or presuppose (something) as a premise.
"one school of thought premised that the cosmos is indestructible"
synonyms: postulate, hypothesize, conjecture, posit, theorize, suppose, presuppose, surmise, assume
"they premised that the cosmos is indestructible"
archaic
state by way of introduction.
"I will premise generally that I hate lecturing"))

If you believe in god, then the existence of god is part of your premises.
If you believe that the mind is the center of your power, then you"ll work on your mind
If you believe that there is such a thing as the subconscious mind... you"ll find ways to change that
If you believe that... hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands of things form your premises.

If life isn"t working, or isn"t working as well as it works for others: the difference between you and them is your premises.

What you assume to be true is not true.

Depending on how many false assumptions you have in your world view, your life works, or it doesn"t.

I don"t want to use the word "belief", because what you call belief is all in the visible... and what we are talking about here is the invisible.

Nothing in the visible will ever change, unless the invisible changes first.

The problem is that the invisible is... yeah, you got that right, it"s invisible.

So to tease the invisible out, you need to do tricks, and methods, and processes... or they will not become visible.

One of the premises of meditation seems to be that they assume that if you sit long enough cross legged, you"ll see the invisible errors of your ways. Not true... and therefore meditators" vibration is as low or lower than the general population. Ugh, ugly.

One excellent tool for revealing untruths in your invisible foundation is the 67 steps. Even things Tai (who speaks in the 67 steps) cannot see can be accessed through that program.

But there is a problem: unguided you will only see what you have already seen... and your foundation will remain the same.

If we look at reality as a house, you"ll get access to the doors, the windows, the furnishing, but you won"t be able to change the foundation... so your house may fly away if a tornado comes, or sinks with the foundation deeper and deeper until it breaks.

Truth value and your premises


Your premises are partially unexamined Tree of Knowledge, and partially mistaken assumptions based on poor understanding of the world.

They are your blind spots...

Invisible to you. I can see them.

Some of the invisibles are visible to someone with eyes to see. But you don"t want to hear it.

Roy Williams says in today"s Monday Morning Memo: ((
Blind Spot 2018

Listen
  • Is established information or new information more likely to be true?

  • Which is more effective, planning or improvisation?

  • Are people essentially good, or essentially selfish?

  • Which is more important, individual rights or collective rights?

  • Will the future of America be better than its past?

  • Are low-income people less intelligent than high-income people?

  • Is the Bible true, or just a collection of ancient folk stories?

  • Are attractive people more reliable than unattractive ones?


You may think those questions have obvious answers. But in truth, just as many people chose the opposites.

Each of us has foundational assumptions upon which our worldviews are predicated.


If your foundational assumptions are different than mine, you’ll interpret experiences, evidence, and data differently than I do.

Psychologists call a foundational assumption a “cognitive bias,” but only if your assumption is tightly focused. If we’re discussing your entire collection of foundational assumptions, we’re talking about your “schema.”

Your schema, or outlook, is how you believe the universe works.

Asking a person to reconsider a foundational assumption is like asking them to change their religion.

But every foundational assumption comes with a blind spot.


This is true even if your foundational assumptions caused you to answer our opening 8 questions by saying, “Well, it depends on…”

We often believe our foundational assumptions are shared by intelligent people everywhere.


Because when you “know” something deeply and intrinsically, it’s hard to imagine other people not knowing it. This cognitive bias is often called “the curse of knowledge,” and it’s responsible for a high percentage of bad advertising because it will cause you to answer questions in your ads that no one was asking.

Are you beginning to see why it’s important to be aware of your blind spots?

Most of us refuse to believe we have blind spots, because to accept that you have blind spots is to accept that your foundational assumptions are flawed, and then who would you be?

To point out another person"s blind spot is like undressing them in public; you will not be soon forgiven.


And now you know why polite people “never discuss politics or religion” with people outside their own in-group.

And although this may sound Machiavellian, I share it with you not so that you might employ it, but so that you might guard yourself against it: It is easy to manipulate a person when you know their foundational assumptions.

Don’t let people manipulate you.

When you have the courage to recognize your foundational assumptions for what they are, you are more likely to be happy, more likely to be liked, more likely to experience personal peace.


But this open-mindedness comes at a price: you will never be the leader of villagers with torches and pitchforks.

But that was never really a goal of yours, was it?

Was it?

Roy H. Williams

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Most of us refuse to believe we have blind spots, because to accept that you have blind spots is to accept that your foundational assumptions are flawed, and then who would you be?

To point out another person"s blind spot is like undressing them in public; you will not be soon forgiven.

Now we see, clearly, why I am not popular.

If you don"t point out their blind spot: you cannot make a difference. You won"t make a difference. They will not be able to change their lives.

And if you do... you are devil incarnate...

He says in the same Monday Morning Memo:
When you have the courage to recognize your foundational assumptions for what they are, you are more likely to be happy, more likely to be liked, more likely to experience personal peace.

As you see, it takes courage to look, it takes courage to recognize.

My students, my clients have more courage than the average Joe. Because more than intelligence, you need courage.

And the world suffers with courage deficiency syndrome...

For example, doing the 67 steps being coached is no walk in the park. Doing it the way it was meant to be done: one step every weekday... definitely not a walk in the park.

But did you expect your life, your situation to change without effort? Without dong things that are not explosive fun?

Look and detect a fundamental flaw in your premises...

My mother drilled it in me: no pain no gain.

And that, my friend, is a sound premise for life. Maybe the only thing my mother gave me that I appreciate. But I appreciate it more than words can express.

PS: If you see the point, and if you can summon courage, I"d like you to take the 67 step coaching... for 18 months. Paying weekly it cost roughly a thousand dollars. There is a lifetime option that is much lower than that.

You can get the 67 steps on a wireless headphones. Obviously it includes access to all the steps on Tai"s site... I do not pirate the 67 steps.

And decide if you want to be coached too...


If you are outside of the United States, you"ll get your headphones from China, and your chip from me. If you want to get them faster and already put together: add $15. You can do it while you buy the deal.

Why get it on dedicated headphones? Because that way you are not tied to anything, there is nothing to set. It remembers where you stopped and it will continue from there.