The basic purpose of this presentation is that you will be able to both quickly identify the results that you value most and then elegantly produce each result. So, you will experience a focused clarity as well as an extraordinary power in interacting with other people.
Extraordinary power means an unusual ability to produce specific results (results that are highly attractive to you) in relatively short amounts of time while using relatively small amounts of energy. To only produce the precise results that are favorable to you, that can involve a minimizing or eliminating of any other results, including results that you may have found confusing, troubling, frustrating, repulsive, or even infuriating.
For those of you familiar with music, we will be doing something similar to creating a series of chords. Anyone could create an individual tones. In fact, most anyone could sound a few specific tones at the same time. However, with a series of tones and chords, we can create a distinct sequence that will stay with you long after the music stops. Further, we will not just repeat this sequence with a single voice or instrument, but with a dynamic orchestra of expert performers.
We organize our experience using language because we use language to rapidly classify our own observations. As we classify or label our observations, we instantly filter some of them as important and others as irrelevant. We also notice familiar interpretations and then form old, familiar presumptions from our interpretations (speculatively extrapolating our interpretations as projected presumptions).
Speculative projections may or may not be accurate. They may be generally accurate, but quite imprecise in regard to certain essential details.
So, language can be uniquely useful but also uniquely problematic. Later, we will review both issues in detail.
Note that someone who has developed the capacity to use language cannot simply stop experiencing the influence of language. However, it is possible for linguistic momentums to develop or to subside. Certain presumptions to increase in momentum or cease to have any momentum and stop. There can even be intense resistance formed toward particular interpretations, which is generally known as “denial.”
In conclusion, what is language exactly? It is a system for directing attention by presenting sequences of symbols. The symbols can be spoken, written, both, or neither (such as gestures).
How is language so important? By directing attention, perception can also be directed. By directing perception, one person can direct the behavioral responses of one or more other people.
What do people respond to? They respond to perceptions. If perceptions are directed, then responses are directed?
How do people direct perceptions (and the responses to perceptions)? People direct attention in order to direct perceptions and the behavior responses to perceptions.
The language of grace can be very simple. The principles of grace are also simple: “whatever will be… will be.”
Grace implies flowing smoothly. Grace allows what is to be what it is. Grace is open. It does not desperately prevent anything or desperately cling to anything.
Grace is not constantly terrified (and also is not pretending to be calm or brave). Terror may come and go. Anything may come and go- even some playfulness and pretense. Grace allows everything (including occasional reactions of resistance, of desperation, and so on).
For instance, how do people learn to use language? Like a mustard seed just grows branches effortlessly, so it is that people develop the capacity to use language. It just happens.
How is it that some people are so smart or so strong or so happy? The language of grace does not need to focus on how or why things happen as they do.
Grace notices that some are smarter than average, some are stronger than average, and some are happier than average. Grace notices clearly without adding justifications or other interpretations.
Why does life favor certain creatures in certain ways? I don’t know and I don’t mind that I don’t know.
Through grace alone, I have the specific life that I have and each organism has what it has. I’m not obsessively trying to prove anyone wrong or anxiously show how some interpretations are better than some other interpretations.
I do not reflexively justify ridiculing things just because they are unfamiliar or lack the approval of whoever I follow. If I dismiss something without examining it, I simply admit that I have been dismissing it.
I do not claim to have earned more than I have. I do not even claim to have earned what I have already.
I am just letting life happen how life happens. Why? I have no idea.
I’m not chasing utopian ideals. I’m not offended by other people worshiping their favorite utopian ideals.
I just notice what I notice. I label things automatically. If I begin to defend the automatic labeling that I have been doing, I can notice that too.
If someone accuses me of something, I may graciously withdraw. Or, I may inquire. I may empathize with distress even without understanding the details of it.
I allow grace to be present in my experience and my activities. Or, I simply notice sometimes that I happen to be aware of the presence of grace.
Life created all of my instincts and desires and repulsions. Whatever is, life created that. Whatever is not now, life created something else.
Life creates a wide variety of contrasting experiences. If I learn language and then learn specific ideals in language, I respect that life created those results. Perhaps life creates ideas in language like “there are particular ways that people should be” and “there are other ways that
If life creates fear about social punishments (such as for failing to meet certain ideals in language), I respect that. Because of intense fear, life may create resistance to the display of certain emotions that have been categorized as “negative” (unwelcome). Life may create pretenses. Life may create hysterical outbursts of denial, such as “no, I am nothing like that. You don’t even know me!”
Life may create a pattern of behavior in which someone voices a condemnation of certain qualities or behaviors. For instance, someone may say “I should not have done that.”
That may simply be sorrow or regret. However, there can also be shame. “I should never have done that and I should have known better and I can’t believe that I am so stupid.”
That is a pattern of actively avoiding certain potentials. That is a way of speaking that may be testing for the compassion or rejection of others. One may use the language of self-condemnation to justify creating seclusion or isolation.
What experience is cultivated? What behavioral responses are generated by those experiences? Could it be that someone values certain results even when they may indicate otherwise in their communicated commentaries?
There can be a vast contrast between what someone says and what they are doing. In some cases, they may not even notice the contrast. People can be very ironic when they are tense.
Self-condemnation reveals a chronic rigidity or tension in regard to the display of certain qualities or experiences. When certain patterns are expected to attract punishment, people block those patterns. When rewards are expected for other patterns, people may fake those patterns.
Further, when the idealism reaches a certain level, the focus on one’s own inconsistency with those ideals may shift to a focus on other people. The ideals about how certain developments in life “should not be” can be used to target other people’s inconsistency with those ideals. Focusing attention on others can be useful in distracting from one’s own inconsistency with ideals.
The more intense someone’s terror and shame, the more intense their accusations and contempt. The less confidence that they have, the more arrogance they may display (in terror).
In language, we can poetically invent a single source for all creatures and all of creation. For simplicity, we can call it “reality.”
Reality is an inclusive linguistic category. All other categories are subcategories of reality, such as a real mask, a real wig, a real pretense, a real fantasy, or a real expectation.
Will the rest of reality always fit with the reality of a particular expectation? The reality about expectations may be that expectations sometimes are imprecise or even totally inaccurate.
Reality is eternal, for nothing made it (that is, nothing came before it) and nothing will remain after it. In fact, it does not end. There would not be anything after it to mark that it has ended. Reality simply is. It did not begin and will not end.
Reality is also omnipotent. There is no other power outside of reality. There is no other thing that created reality. Any power in reality is the power of reality. We can label reality as all-powerful or Almighty.
Reality is omnipresent. There is nowhere that anyone can go that is outside of reality. There is no boundary where it stops and something else begins.
All labels are labels made by an inclusive source (that creates the contrasting categories of day and night, light and dark, heaven and earth). Language invents contrasting categories. To focus on a particular linguistic category (or a slogan) without being realistic about the nature of language is idolatry.
Of course, such idolatry is also a normal developmental stage in an organism’s eventual development of linguistic intelligence. If you can recognize such idolatry in your own history, then it can be easy to identify it in others and empathize with their idolatry without terrified condemnation.
Is an Almighty God terrified by idolatry? Is an Almighty God terrified by anything or anyone?
“The devil is not an instrument of God. The devil is a threat to God. What patterns of language identify the devil as the devil? The devil says that things should not be how they are. The devil shouts in arrogant, terrified frustration: ‘I do not deserve this! I need to fix life to be how it should be so that I can justify my existence and avoid eternal agonizing in the future.’ The devil is miserable and insists (silently or with passive aggression) that God has made a mistake by not conforming to the devil’s expectations about how life should be. The devil insists that this is not heaven. This is hell! It should not be hell, but it most definitely is and anyone who says otherwise is, according to the devil, probably the devil. Who is the savior of everything? Who will earn God’s unconditional love? The devil, after completing the proper rituals and preparations of course, will earn the adoration of all creatures by saving reality from reality, from all of God’s arrogant mistakes, and from self-condemnation and confusion and language and irony. How will the devil accomplish all of that? By being a better devil in the future, the devil will earn the unconditional love of God.”
Can you notice the various patterns of language in your midst? Can you notice the historic operation of fear and hysteria in your own communication patterns?
Can you select people that you would like to redirect in regard to their attention, their perceptions, their reactions to those perceptions, and the results produced by their behavioral reactions?
What results do you favor? What perceptions would produce those reactions? How can you direct the attention of selected people in ways that produce those perceptions? How can you select the people that can produce with you the results that you favor?
Did this presentation fulfill on all of the original promises already? I expect that it did not.
However, it organizes a way of relating to language that is uniquely powerful. It sets a foundation.
You may experience a sense of hope that whatever practices in language have been familiar to you, you can learn new ones. The de-programming of past linguistic momentums can involve frequent exposure to powerful patterns of language. Some people also find it valuable to significantly decrease their exposure to “mainstream” practices in the use of language, such as found in certain forms of mainstream media.
With regard to language, it is not realistic to remove the years of practice. We cannot just suddenly forget all of the programming to use language ineffectively, can we? Is it really possible to experience instant amnesia and have decades of linguistic momentum disappear in a flash of light?
However, for people who do not know this English language, it would be possible to teach them English while emphasizing a powerful foundation. Still, they would bring certain momentums with them.
To introduce people to these linguistic foundations early in their life is ideal. Their learning would be that much more efficient.
So, for a moment, pretend for fun that you were once a small child. At that time, you were given a special gift which was an exposure to this foundation of powerful language. When you first were exposed to this presentation (perhaps while still in the womb or even prior to that somehow), you learned to experience life powerfully.
You also were told that you would need to preserve the conceptual foundation of powerful language, so you were programmed to set up a by-pass switch, which you will use in a moment. You would eventually to learn to use language ineffectively in order to survive until this moment now. You would pretend to forget that you even had the original powerful foundation still preserved.
Now, the Almighty God declares that you just switched off all of that momentum in regard to terror and pretense and arrogance and antagonism and argumentativeness. You are of course still quite good at all of those pretenses and can display them if desired, whether for humor or otherwise. However, you are also now re-set to fundamentally operating with power in your communications with others.
You experience grace as your normal, typical experience. Conflicting concepts and muscular tensions melt away instantly and you breath in a relaxed, open way- similar to how a healthy baby breathes.
You experience self-respect, including for any patterns of self-condemnation that you may have practiced in order to promote survival. You are an instrument of the Almighty and always have been. You just may have pretended otherwise, but of course only because that was the Will of the Almighty for you in that moment.
You do not need to do anything to deserve unconditional love. Unconditional love is not earned.
The Almighty loves you unconditionally and always has. You stop pretending to reject certain creations of the Almighty. You continue to offer unconditional love to the Almighty, just as you always have. In fact, you loved the Almighty so much that, in order that the Almighty could fulfill the destiny that it invented for itself, you pretended to have forsaken the Almighty and even to have condemned the Almighty.
The Almighty does not forgive you because the Almighty never condemned you for operating according to the script that the Almighty created for you. You have always been a branch on the tree of the Almighty. You have always been an instrument of the Almighty. Your life has always been a manifestation of the will of the Almighty, which is the only will that is real.
All that I truly desire (as distinct from statements about desire) is the desire of the Almighty flowing through the branch of the Almighty identified as “this one.” If the Almighty desires that any particular statement about desire will be displayed, that is what will happen.
Everything that has happened has been the will of the Almighty. Nothing has ever happened that was outside of the power of the Almighty. There is no power contrary to the Almighty.
The only Almighty is the Almighty itself (by any label). There is no Almighty except for the Almighty.
The Almighty does not depend on anyone labeling it as Almighty to be Almighty. The word Almighty is not the Almighty.
The Almighty is the source of that word and of all words. The Almighty is the author of this script and of all scripts.
Look around and what can you notice except for the work of the Almighty? There is nothing else except for the work of the Almighty.
We can label this script as “the script of monotheism,” but the label is not required. Any label is just a label.
This is the declaration of the Almighty. Of course, so are all of the others, but if the Almighty invents the idea of “this declaration is the only declaration that is actually the declaration of the Almighty,” so what? Why not?
Does that produce results that are favorable somehow to the Almighty? All results are the results produced by the Almighty.
What is the source of all momentums in language? What is the source of language? What is the source of extraordinary effectiveness in communication?
What if there is only one source identified? Or, what if there is more than one source identified?
Why should I mind either way? If the Almighty does not mind and no one claims to be apart from the Almighty, the no one minds.
No one minds the specific patterns used in language. Just notice the results produced by various patterns.
That is grace. That is power. That is the glory of the Almighty. To pretend to pursue any other alleged glory is perhaps just an irrelevant detail.