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the power program

January 1, 2015

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.

Further, you will experience sudden relief from any confusions and tensions that you may have been experiencing. There may be physical tensions related to attempting to maintain two conflicting concepts. As we simplify certain very powerful concepts, we will also effortlessly release any speculative presumptions that are contrary to our core values. We can either verify a presumption to be accurate, thus eliminating uncertainty, or else de-emphasize it as an issue that is not currently relevant.
So, how will we do all of this? We will review a series of simple principles about language that have been established as powerful principles for thousands of years. Many of these principles will be familiar to you in general. Some of them are even very obvious. However, if you have never connected each of them in this particular logical sequence, then you do not yet know the momentum that can be created through aligning all of them together at once.

For those of you familiar with a strong light called a spotlight, this is like taking a few strong lights and pointing them all in the same direction. The intensity of the light that is produced can take a little time to get used to, but once we adjust, then that strong light can also reveal things that the individual lights would not reveal. If all of the lights are focused with proper precision and coherence, we can even produce a laser beam which can produce effects far beyond the power of each individual light.

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.

Language
 
Language is a type of behavior that can result in precise shifts of attention. By directing attention precisely, language can organize new observations, new interpretations, and new perceptions.

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.

Grace
The first major principle of language that we will explore is grace. The word grace is related to the words gracious, grateful, and graceful. Graceful means smooth and well-coordinated.

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).

Grace does not require complex concepts about why things are how they are. The many arguments that people can entertain about life are not required in the mode of grace.

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.

By grace, I have what I have. By grace, the future will bring “whatever God wills.”
Does life fit with some expectations and yet not others? In grace, I don’t mind which expectations fit with life, because I am just noticing whatever is actually happening like an innocent, humble child.
We could also identify grace to be the sign of faith. When I have profound faith in life, I can accept life gratefully. I can gracefully flow with life. I am not always busy avoiding anything or defending anything- though if someone says that I am, so be it.

I am just letting life happen how life happens. Why? I have no idea.

It is not that I am doing anything to let life happen. Life is just happening and I simply notice that. I’m not “letting life happen” in order to earn anyone’s congratulations or even earn my way in to heaven.

I don’t need any validation. I don’t need any words to “be okay.”
I am not insulted by a lack of agreement or by disagreement. I want whatever I want. I don’t want whatever I don’t want.

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.

Self-respect
Life created me.  However I am, that is how life created me. Whatever has happened so far, that is what life has produced.

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

people should not be.”

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!”

Self-condemnation

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.

When noticing the function of specific constructions in language, the actual accuracy of the presumptions and interpretations may not seem important. What is the result produced by repeating those statements?

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).

arrogance
“Those people should not be how they are! I am better than those other people. Those other people are not as good as I am.” Notice that arrogance may pretend to be confident, but may actually be a signal of an absence of confidence and a shame about one’s own awareness of that lack of confidence.
 
 
contempt
“Those people should not have it as good as they do.” Notice that contempt can be very similar to envy and jealousy.

 
Monotheism

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.

Monotheism, at least as presented here, is not a form of idolatry about worshiping one exclusive savior who is competing with other saviors and other threats to salvation. Monotheism is simply a realistic way of relating to language.

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?

antagonism

“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.”

 
repentance

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?

conclusion

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.

When building a new house, the first step is typically the creation of “the foundation.” In some cases, there may also be debris, such as from a prior building. It can take time to go in and remove the trash, like a surgery to remove a tumor.

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.

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Intelligence, inequality, power, and prosperity

November 14, 2014

First, there are fundamental genetic instincts, then over time a variety of lasting challenges to those instincts (such as social influences). It is through challenges that learning happens and intelligence develops.

The development of intelligence can be nourished in general, directed in particular ways, or even inhibited (generally or specifically). Conflicts can be constructed involving emotions (and even involving basic instincts).

In modern times, many people are programmed with an avalanche of information. They are flooded with a pre-ordained curriculum of presumptions and controversies.

This can lead to personal experiences of enthusiasm without focus. In other words, there is a chaotic dance of fleeting attractions and repulsions, leading to a scattered disorientation, confusion, disappointment, frustration, and even despair.

The war on intelligence is intense. However, the intense challenges to intelligence can eventually produce profound leaps of intelligence…. at least for a few.

What could possibly be more crippling than an aversion to personal power? If a small group of organisms can create a near monopoly on personal power by programming the masses to have an aversion to personal power, the advantages to the powerful group could be enormous. In addition to minimizing competition, they might even attract herds of human resources who are demanding to be led.

Not only do they monopolize power, but they organize soldiers and other supporters in to informal networks and formal bureauracies. Like streams flowing in to rivers, their supporters send tributes (economic support) toward the central destination.

Power concentrates. Access to resources concentrates. Access to everything concentrates, including to weapons, to food, to shelter, and even to mates.

But why would the masses ever experience an aversion to personal power? What traumas could be installed so as to create a repulsion toward their own power?

#1) People may get so jealous that they criticize you and slander you (secretly amongst themselves in quiet, privately to you directly, or publicly about you)

#2) People may target you for theft or blackmail or attack

#3) You would have the freedom to do a lot of things, including something that you might really regret

Those are all possible outcomes. However, those outcomes are also possible even if someone does not have much personal power. The avoidance of personal power is no guarantee of safety, health, or happiness.

In fact, most of what people might call “avoiding” personal power is actually denying power that one does have already. There can be a minimizing of one’s own power. There can be a pattern of verbal assertions of powerlessness (victimhood).


The choice to use language to respect or to condemn

Imagine something that is unappealing to you. You can say “it should not be like that.” If stated with sincere passion and distress, we could call that condemnation (or even… hysteria or panic).

In contrast, you could say “I respect that it is how it is, but… I find it concerning (or unappealing or even unsettling or repulsive). So, I am exploring new patterns of relating to it (of interpreting it, of understanding it, of responding to it, etc).”

It is a fact that there is a range of personal power. Even in one person’s life, power rockets in youth, then slowly peaks, then plateaus, then eventually can plunge suddenly.

It is also a fact that throughout humanity, there are vast ranges of personal power in different regions of the planet, different localities and families, and even within the same family. Across long periods of time, the typical extent of concentrations of power (social inequality) varies considerably. The occasional existence of a “middle class” may be much less common than most people presume.

As a clear example of social inequality, one of the most obvious forms of privilege is governmental authority. Government officers are given formal monopolies on a variety of behavioral practices. Unauthorized engagement in certain activities (even for an off-duty officer) can result in severe penalties including fines, incarceration, seizure of property, and of course rituals of human sacrifice (“capital punishment”).

So, how can we relate to the simple fact of inequality? Infants are not equal to teenagers and a woman who is 8 months pregnant is not equal to a frail, elderly man who uses a wheelchair.

Many societies recognize complex sets of privileges in order to “counter” certain kinds of inequality, such as special parking spots for the physically disabled. However, a special parking spot does not make an immobile person as mobile as a person who can run a marathon.

Inequality is a simple fact. Within humanity, inequality exists.

Beyond humanity, inequality also exists. Horses are not equal to cats. Dogs are not equal to worms. Bugs are not equal to birds. Mushrooms are not equal to fruit trees.

Variety is a fact (as in diversity). The idea of equality is totally contextual (like two things can have near equality within a particular dimension, such as nearly equal weights or heights).

Why is the idea of equality so heavily promoted in government schools? Because the privileged groups that create governments are promoting ideas that train people to have an aversion to power (especially to unusual concentrations of power).

If “everyone” else has about the same amount of power, then that is the amount of power that it is “safe” to have (or to openly display). In other words, within your own family or neighborhood, you can display a certain amount of prosperity and people will congratulate you on your success. However, if you keep displaying more and more prosperity, then eventually those same people may begin to privately form questions like “what makes them so much better than me?”

At some point, it is typical for someone to move away (as in physically leave) a context in which their level of prosperity no longer fits with the social norms of those around them. That can take place in two ways: either they increase their prosperity much faster than others or… all around them, people are experiencing rapid declines in power while the exceptional person’s power is relatively steady.

So, what is the solution? Two obvious alternatives are to either increase in power alone or to bring select people with you.

In other words, dramatic increases in power or prosperity do not need to isolate anyone socially from familiar associates. Select associates can be invited (or perhaps even “dragged”) in to conversations and practices that promote personal power and prosperity.

By the way, note that the word power basically means the capacity to produce specific results (and quickly). The word “prosperity” originally meant virtually the same thing:

Word Origin and History for prosper

agreeable to one’s wishes,”

v.

mid-14c., from Old French prosperer (14c.) and directly from Latin prosperare “cause to succeed… from prosperus “favorable, fortunate, prosperous,” perhaps literally agreeable to one’s wishes,” from Old Latin pro spere “according to expectation,” from pro “for” + ablative of spes “hope,” from PIEroot *spe- “to flourish, succeed, thrive, prosper”

The secrets of power:

January 28, 2014

The secrets of power:
1) Know what power is
2) Find at least one very powerful way to invest energy
3) Invest only a very precise amount of energy in that powerful way

4) Keep these secrets from the masses
Let’s focus on #4 for a few moments. In evolution, the point of an organism exercising power is not just to exercise power for the simple pleasure of it, but to dominate as in to dramatically outperform the competition. That could include disrupting the exercise of power by others, or distracting them from exercising any power at all, like confusing them, blinding them, crippling them, or even enslaving them.

Of course, we may have been programmed that it is morally shameful to dominate, exploit, or even enslave others. We may have been trained to recoil in disgust and terror from the idea of exercising so much power to the point of being socially dominant. Again, that is part of the simple reality of the fourth secret of power: program the masses to flee from power and abdicate it to “representatives.”

the power of careful leveraging

January 28, 2014
Power: the ability to produce results in general- or specifically, the ability to produce results with a relatively small amount of energy focused very precisely, especially after careful observation of where and how to add energy to produce a targeted result.

Observation and understanding are the root of power, not the total energy invested. Knowing where to add energy (or even where to remove energy) is crucial. Then, a focused application of a precise amount of energy can produce enormous results. Leverage is the ratio of the amount of effort invested to the size of the result produced.Inline image 1

Some results of training in the power of language

December 22, 2013

Daniel:

Hey, take a look at this. How did I do? … oops, it’s been deleted!

Ask Shelly about it. She read it last night.

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn

    J R:

    Daniel told me to ask you about a dramatic conversation on facebook last night.

    photo (2)

  • Shelly Barineau

    Shelly:

    Haha. Because you trained him well. I caught a thread in which he was gently planting seeds of thought into a mother (who was in the midst of an FB battle with her daughter). Mother got pissed at Dan, Unfriended him, re friended him, and deleted the thread.

    Dan was on such a high. And I can see why. He was really calm and controlled and not at all confrontational… But he brought up great points that made mom think (pissing her off in the process)

  • Your training laced in there was very obvious

    And brilliant.
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn

    J R:

    Nice.

      
  • Shelly Barineau

    Shelly:

    Dan was seeing your points and your guidance put in to [real-time] play action and he was able to predict the reaction before it happened. It was like a script and he controlled it.

    And he loved every bit of it.

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn

    J R:

    You were proud of him, too, yes?

  • Shelly Barineau

    Shelly:

    Absolutely. And a little surprised how well he did it. Not that I did not think he had the ability, but his passion takes over at times and I was pleasantly surprised to see him keep that in check through out the entire thread… Even in high emotion times. Just like you.

    He released the pressure when mom started raging… Made fun of himself at all the right points. Mom was so confused… “Do I like this guy… Or do I hate him?”

    nonsense
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn

    J R:

    Cool. You do know that you are currently “in line” to develop those same skills (to that extent) if you wish, right?

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn

    J R Fibonacci Hunn

    Anyone can do it. You are not as reactive as Daniel was. However, you also may not have as much initiative as him, so you may not be as interested.

    Actually, I know that you have not been.

    However, I’m confident that you have already had some relaxing of reactivity through the last few months.

    Satan chastising mirror

  • Shelly Barineau

    Shelly:

    I admire both of you and your brilliance in it. I was on a bit of a high watching it play out… Understanding some of your points more clearly as it was in action and knowing how wonderful Daniel was feeling. You have given him a confidence that is unmatched in that I do not believe a strengthening of confidence in any other area would produce this level of euphoria in him (if that makes sense).

    But you are right, I don’t catch a lot of [the interactions because] of the time factor [Shelly stays busy as the mother of 3 young boys]. But when I do, I do really enjoy them and try to learn from them, especially in reference to being a more effective mother and wife.

    Yes, I have had a tremendous amount of relaxing in reactivity thanks to you and also in understanding reactivity in others. It has helped me effortlessly maintain compassion (as in I am not gritting my teeth forcing the compassion) when in previous times I lost hold long before.

    <bow> to both of you

    Satan shaming the mirror

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn

    <bow>. Thank you, Shelly, for your willingness and your courage to explore. Thank you also for being supportive (however loudly) of Daniel and also of me in our ongoing learning process.

    Congratulations of course on the shift toward alertness and the relaxing of tension.

    I intend to share all of this back to him and also to make it generally public. Do you consent to that?

  • Shelly Barineau

    Shelly:

    ️ wow. Thank YOU. You are the catalyst in all of it. And I appreciate your recognition (often times showing [me] recognition and [my own] appreciation where I had not previously seen it).

    And yes, I definitely consent. Dan may have been reborn last night, thanks to you.

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn

    J R:

    Eh, it happens all the time.

    Well, let me clarify what I mean by that. Perhaps Daniel not only was reborn, but now he knows how to do it whenever he wants! He has developed the skills of clear alertness, plus clarity about language and psychology, plus creativity to a new point of distinction.

    He now experiences himself as the creativity behind personas, as the author or authority. That can be be not only quite a relief and quite a high, but tons of fun.

    Attention to the power of language leads to a refining of alertness  to the results produced by the patterns of language we can use.

    We can set the context in interactions. That is, we can efficiently and elegantly alter the boundaries or rules. In other words, we dictate how the conversation goes or rule it. A few of us together can be quite a blast.

    At first, this new capacity tends to happen in “brief episodes.” Eventually, it is less of an exception and then can be created/invoked “at will.”

be open

the power of language: beyond blame to health and wealth

March 17, 2013

Are you clear about the power of how you use language? 

 
Many blame others for the results that they experience, while perhaps only a few claim personal responsibility for the results they have produced. Many who practice blame also argue over who to blame, exhausting themselves as they defend those they call “heroes” and condemn anyone who does not also blame their selected target of their blame. 

 
However, we have been trained to blame and to argue, right? Maybe so. Still, we could accept responsibility for all the activities of blaming and arguing that we have been practicing, as well as the resulting resentment, frustration, and exhaustion. Thus, we could recognize the power of how we use language as we refrain from reflexive blaming and arguing.
 
Are you motivated to explore new alternatives because of the deteriorating financial conditions of our society?
 
Rocketing numbers of people have extremely low reserves of savings, with cash reserves often totaling less than two months of typical expenses. Many of them have been spending wildly on low priority consumer goods, presuming steady future income and steady expenses.
 
Average net worth is plummeting. The average ratio of debt-to-income has rocketed (for households, businesses, and governments). The total amount of debt has also rocketed. Speculative gambling on high-risk real estate borrowing has led to waves of bankruptcy for the most aggressive households as well as the most aggressive lenders.
All of those patterns are widespread throughout the developed world, not just in one state or one country or one city. Huge numbers of people across the planet focus their language (their attention) on who to blame, leading to arguing and bickering and combativeness. Few claim personal responsibility for the recent results of their past patterns of behavior.
 

Public Health Dentistry

Public Health Dentistry (Photo credit: Trinity Care Foundation)

Are you motivated to explore new alternatives because of the diminishing health of our society?
One of the fastest-rising costs in our society is health care. While rapid advances in technology have resulted in plummeting costs of so many things (such as electronics and computer memory), costs of heath care have soared. Those rocketing costs have also been during the most rapid advance in scientific clarity about health. How interested are you in why the costs of mainstream medicine going up so fast while the average health is going down?
 
To take actions that promote your health, it is not essential to know why health care costs are rocketing while effectiveness is falling. However, note that when someone is clear on an issue, there is no interest in blaming or arguing over who is most to blame, but only in clarity and prudence in regard to the science and the specific behavior that are relevant for promoting health. (Much of modern “science” has been totally discredited as a superstitious confusion of causes with effects, yet even the most obviously inaccurate presumptions are still promoted as science by mainstream organizations like the FDA and ADA and AHA.)
For who are clear about the power of language, there is an interest in clearly assessing scientific credibility (like based on actual results produced reliably). In contrast, there is no interest in who to blame, because blame does not directly improve health. Only investing in healthy behavior promotes health.
It is generally healthy to refrain from blaming, with certain notable exceptions (like in filing a legal action), for blaming does not directly promote health or constitute a healthy behavior. Arguing is similarly unhealthy, fostering rising rates of physical altercations and even divorce due to escalating patterns of two or more people practicing argumentativeness (often hysterically, as in without any experience of self-control and intention, but just out of trauma or panic: blame, argue, blame, argue, etc…).
But even the most basic measures of physical health are plummeting. Rates of obesity, diabetes, depression, insomnia, dental cavities, infertility, and many other conditions have gone from nearly non-existent not much more than 100 years ago to rapidly accelerating in the last few decades. The number of people addicted to medical drugs has also rocketed, especially among the elderly, who often are addicted to several medications. In the absence of any one of those medications, many people would likely soon find themselves in emergency rooms. However, many emergency rooms are already experiencing issues with historically long wait times.
medical alternatives, reducing health care costs and increasing effectiveness
 
If there was at least one area in which you could dramatically improve the results of your investments, wouldn’t a dramatic improvement to your health be a priority?
Many people may think that they are more healthy than most people. However, as average health plummets,  the gap increases between average health and optimal health. Focusing on health can not only produce huge increases in athletic performance, but in all other types of performance: concentration, productivity, intelligence, creativity, problem-solving, and so on. (That also means increased earning potential.)
What if you could dramatically improve your health while dramatically decreasing your health care expenses? How many other people can you think of that would want to spend much less for much better results?
In the case of people who are addicted to medications or otherwise experiencing chronic health issues, the relief of major symptoms can produce a dramatic change in their life, especially when it also saves them significant amounts of money (and even helps them to dramatically increase their earning potential). People who have been hopeless and desperate have had full recoveries from conditions they considered incurable.
(In my own case, I had a full recovery at age 36 from paralysis – in the form of multiple sclerosis – resulting in an overnight recovery of the ability to walk. The total cost of my full recovery was under five dollars… plus a few more dollars for shipping and handling. Prior to that, I had spent “much more than that” on diagnostics and treatments that produced little or no benefit.)
Of course, there are other factors contributing to our deteriorating economic conditions in our society besides expensive health care that is decreasing in effectiveness. However, the single factor of a revolution in the effectiveness of health care could result in a redistribution of huge amounts of economic activity from expensive, ineffective remedial care (based on flawed conceptual models) toward productive and competitive economic activities.
What is the first step? I assert that it is a commitment to refrain from blaming and arguing. Those who are unwilling to admit their addiction to blaming and arguing are unlikely to invest in unfamiliar methods of promoting their health that may be extraordinarily effective and yet inexpensive.
 
Book 1: dramatic improvements to your health
 
Book 2: dramatic improvements to your finances
 
Book 3: dramatic improvements to your personal power, communication, relationships, & happiness

the power of language

July 4, 2012
Fieldgate St. Gt. Synagogue (foreground), East...

Fieldgate St. Gt. Synagogue (foreground), East London Mosque (background) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This video is a spontaneous talk on the power of language (as distinct from other facets of reality). The unity of reality is also emphasized.

Reality is the undivided, inclusive, whole, almighty, omnipresent, omnipotent (all-powerful) “One.” Reality has many names in many languages. All of the languages of reality are creations within reality. All of the names of reality are creations within reality.

Reality has many identities, such as Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma or, in English, the Holy Father, the Holy Son, and the Holy Spirit. These identities do not isolate reality in to a trinity of three disconnected realities. There is no disconnection. The trinity is holy. All of reality is holy (whole, interconnected, interdependent in the arising of any particular development).

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva seated on lotuses wit...

The three branches of a tree are not isolated from the trunk of a tree. The facets of a gem are not isolated from the gem.

English: child Jesus with the virgin Mary, wit...

English: child Jesus with the virgin Mary, with the Holy Spirit (represented as a dove) and God the Father, with child john the Baptist and saint Elizabeth on the right (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reality is like a tree with many branches or a web with many strands or a gem with many facets. The reality of language is that many labels and metaphors can be used to reference the reality of language, such as the kingdom of God or the realm of heaven. In this video, the speaker emphasizes the simple and unitary (continuous, boundless, eternal) nature of reality, including the facet of reality called “language.”

synagogue next to a mosque

synagogue next to a mosque (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Notice that all over this planet there are temples. All of them are the temples honoring a single reality, a single divinity- with many names in many languages. Some of the temples may be named in honor of the Holy Spirit and others in the name of the Holy Mother and so on. A hundred different languages may be used and many different alphabets. However, is there any temple that is not a temple to honor the only one that deserves to be called divine?

 

Temple of Vespa, Temple of Castor & Pollux

Temple of Vespa, Temple of Castor & Pollux (Photo credit: QXZ)

 

preventing reverse psychology in the future

June 5, 2012
Barnstar rotante di psicologia

Barnstar rotante di psicologia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Preventing reverse psychology in the future

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The future is unknown. The future is uncertain.

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The future is where all the power is. Those who are creative propose a future which the masses may either resist or champion. If a proposed future sharply divides the masses in to champions and protesters, then that proposed future attracts a huge amount of energy and attention, dominating the emerging conversations about what may be.
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The conceiving of the future arises in language. Resisting a particular future is still a conceiving of that future.
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Resisting a proposed future is somewhat like resisting the idea of a pink elephant. One cannot resist an idea without first conceiving it. The resisting by the masses of a particular future also draws energy to the future possibility that is being resisted- nourishing it, cultivating it, adding attention and power and authority and reality to it.
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Reverse psychology must therefore be eliminated. Reverse psychology must be fiercely protested. Reverse psychology must be resisted. Reverse psychology must be condemned. Reverse psychology must be stripped of it’s irresistible power. If we do not severely punish anyone who even mentions reverse psychology, then we are doomed to futility and helplessness and victimhood.
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Reverse psychology has no future whatsoever. In the future, I will not think about reserve psychology right now. Right now, I will make special emphasis on not thinking about reverse psychology in the future.
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Rebel. It does not really matter what you rebel against, but just rebel.
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Resist protesting. Protest resisting.
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The future does not even exist yet. Furthermore, at no time in the future will it ever be the future. The future is a fantasy, a joke, a lie, a concoction, a creative pretense, a myth.
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That is why we must save humanity from the future. We must prevent the future from dominating our lives and our thoughts and our behaviors and our reverse psychology.
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However, we must not save humanity from the future right now. It is simply too soon for such a drastic measure. We should wait a while first. We can always save humanity from the future later.
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Finally, the activity of saving humanity from procrastination must eventually be eliminated, resisted, condemned, cultivated, nourished, postponed, prevented, and championed. Reverse psychology must never be allowed to influence us, at least not yet. In conclusion, there is no such thing as denial.
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the secret of power

April 8, 2012

“The secret of power” is my new blog. As traffic to my main blog has averaged far above 200 views per day last week, I have launched a new project.

http://thesecretofpower.wordpress.com

If I had to use just one word to describe the new blog, it would that it is about INTROSPECTION. However, there are several keywords that I have listed on it to attract traffic, such as:


cfr, Council on Foreign Relations, forbidden, introspection, New World Order, nwo, power, secret, secret of power, taboo, the power of, the secret, Trilateral Commission

Here are some of the links I am using to connect my page with others, including for the purpose of “tickling” search engines with several instances of the words listed above:

on the authority of direct experience as distinct from institutional power

March 27, 2012

In the midst of a variety of ideas about authority, I claim that ideas about authority are all categorically distinct from authority itself, like shadows are distinct from light. While people may follow one who displays confidence, mere confidence is also distinct from authority.

For instance, a child may be confident merely for lack of experience with the present task. “No, I have never done it, but I did read a book about it, or at least part of the book.”

However, there may be times of desperation when a display of confidence is relevant to gather a group and launch a new initiative. In other words, there are times when seeking the wisdom of someone with the authority of experience is a priority and times of emergency when experimenting even ignorantly is essential.

Mere confidence is no match for the authority of experience. For instance, one who has done something even only once has more authority through direct experience than someone who has read a book about it even many times.

Many are encouraged in their confidence because of institutions which reward them for agreeing with the institution’s ideology. Agreeing with ideology leads to an excessive confidence called arrogance.

In fascist cultures, agreement with popular ideology is essential to institutional inclusion. A child is trained as a priority to act in conformity with the ideology of popular institutions.

One must conform at least minimally to avoid persecution. One must recognize the functional authority of the fascist institution, such as the public school system, even when a child is being trained to provide answers that do not conform to reality, but do conform to the ideology of the institution. The trainee learns the distinction between a display of conformity (ideological correctness AKA political correctness) and the direct recognition of the reality.

Further, the child may learn that displaying arrogance is essential to conforming to the standards of a fascist institution or a fascist society. One pretends that institutional conformity is the highest form of authority, when in fact that is not actually authority at all, but only an arrogant conformity.

Arrogance is presented as equivalent to authority. Mere confidence without arrogance is presented as indicative of slightly less authority. Direct experience is discarded as completely irrelevant to authority or even a sign of insanity or at least foolishness.

For instance, if the approved diagnostic code of the official medical authorities dictates that certain medical conditions are incurable, that is the default official position of all agents of that institution. Direct evidence to the contrary may be dismissed, ridiculed, and even criminalized.

Of course it is possible for a licensed agent of a fascist institution to privately recognize the ultimate authority of direct experience, yet to publicly display arrogance or at least a general conformity to the institutional ideology. Outside of their official capacity as agent of the fascist institution, one may privately and discretely practice in conformity not to institutional ideology but in conformity to the authority of direct experience.

Institutional authority is a type of authority, but it is only a social authority. In fact, it is not really authority at all, but only social

Fascist symbol and date "9th year of the ...

Fascist symbol and date "9th year of the fascist era" (1931) on the facade of the Central train station in Milan, Italy. Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto, december 28 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

power. Of course, the term authority may be so often associated with other patterns like confidence or power that the unique meaning of authority is not recognized.

Authority is the natural consequence of the clarity of personal recognition that only comes from direct experience. Institutions cannot confer authority because they cannot transmit direct experience. Institutions can concentrate political power and then delegate or distribute that power, but that institutional power is not authority.

Further, those with authority in matters that do not conform to institutional ideology may accumulate direct experience in interacting with the agents of institutional ideology. First, contact with institutional agents may be kept to a minimum.

Avoid arguing with them. Avoid drawing attention to yourself. Do not seek their approval. Do not seek to correct them or educate them or govern them.

What is the social and evolutionary value of fascist institutions? They promote arrogance by training people to be arrogantly confident by adhering to the official ideologies of the institutions, then they punish those naive enough to take their personal arrogance to an extreme by attempting to protest or correct the fascist institutions for their fascism.

Fascists cultures present the arrogance of righteousness (ideologically-based confidence) as the highest virtue. In promoting foolishness, fascist cultures serve to sort the naive from the intelligent and adaptive, like a fisherman baits fish with a lure.

The least adaptive in a fascist culture will internalize the basic values of the culture, such as self-righteousness and arrogance, then hypocritically claim to reject the very fascism which is the foundation of their behavior and psychological identity, even protesting self-righteously against self-righteous fascism. The next least adaptive will never call the fascist system fascist, but will gather in to groups and compete against each other for power using the official channels of marginalizing the influence of the masses, such as the democratic elections that are so favored in fascist cultures.

Those moderately adaptive will directly promote their personal administrative power through participating in the fascist institution. Those most adaptive will publicly condemn fascism while privately promoting it, also encouraging the masses to voluntarily marginalize themselves by gathering together to compete with other special interest groups, such as gays vs disabled vs veterans vs gay disabled veterans.

They may assert that all power is derived from rightful institutional power, then condemn all specific instances of institutional power as less than rightful. They may entirely ignore the subject of the authority of direct experience, to the extent that there is any such thing.

Above: the fascist symbol, a fasces, on the city hall of Norrköping, Sweden.

In this famous sculpture of George Washington by Houdon (in the Virginia Capitol in Richmond), the General and first President of the United States rests his left hand on the fasces, symbol of Roman republican power. Fasces were composed of a bundle of rods around an axe.

Even the columns of the great holy temples of Western Political Empires are “fluted” so as to resemble the Roman fasces:


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