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On Sunday September 2nd at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings time we will broadcast a Google Plus hangout on our Youtube Channel. Up to nine people can actually be in the conversation on the hangout and there are a few places still available. Please contact me if you are interested to be a part of this recorded dialogue. (Download 700 and some page Power Point pdf and read through some of this rich material here:
Most of our NNH work and most of you that are listening are in a synthesis with a few premises that we term "pointers to truth". What we point to is generally our life before thought constructs, meaning life before our words. This space first becomes apparent in the gaps between our thoughts. Without a thought all life processes are moving perfectly, and actually without the stress of our doubts and obligations these life processes usually function way better. Why we call this pointing is that in this space before any words you can't talk, or can't even think??
3. Let our first premise be true, that we are living deeply in imagination (thoughts). Our first investigation can be: is there ever a time when we are not living in thoughts? For those that say yes, let them remain in their experience of an unperturbed state. If they have their own theory of wholeness or oneness, let them contribute in that way which feels right for them.
For those that say "no, that even when my mind is not active my conditioning goes unbroken", let us take a second step in our investigation. How can we use words in a collective way that creates a realm of possibility or a new context for being and acting? There are many easy examples of purely verbal creations that are undeniable.
In feudal times the contexts of being and acting were either King, Nobility, Subjects or Slaves. No slave or subject ever had any other possibilities, nor any input into how the community was administered. Then in a different age and different part of the world one human being created the context "citizen" as a thought form. This one word context has now shaped the world and all of its human institutions for centuries, even though it is merely aother thought.
What is the next word, or realm of possibilities that will model your and my life? What new realms of possibility could offer change to our society so that societal benefits include more of our neighbors and more of the world population?
That is what we want to find out. Come join us.
1. We're all probably familiar with a spaciousness inherent in the human experience. Life continues, whether we are in the midst of our worries and concerns or not. So something is clearly more fundamental than our thoughts/feelings/worries. Many of us have learned to rest in this essence to a greater or lessor degree. And we can admit that this knack of resting comes and goes.
2. We're all familiar with the notion that the universe is a marvelous, seemingly complex dance that goes on perfectly regenerating itself for eternity. And we have no doubt, felt the awe and peace that the cosmic inspires us to feel.
3. If my worries are not fundamental and I am usually worried about my doing, then my actions can't be fundamental either. Actually, what can I do of significance, in this grand cosmic dance?
Would it be prudent to wonder if this whole scenario isn't just another verbalization about no verbalization? If it is indeed another conversation then it's roots are in the words that created it, and we have easy access to what is running our lives. Because no amount of the spiritual sidestepping of words will uncover even the simplest of conditioned verbal programing. Then are we running as these spiritual robots?
The only thing that I can imagine which is flexible enough to be appropriate for every individual, is the examination of self talk, both conscious and unconscious. Conscious self talk is that little voice in our head and the limiting context for life that it creates. Some of us think that occasionally we overcome that. Unconscious self talk is that collective vibration that we are even born into, or that we have forgotten where it came from. It is unseen in creating our personality and running our every move.
Any thinning out of our limiting self talk can be immediately felt as an energetic shift of relief. The resultant energetic calming effect just has to engender a deeper seeing of this moment. This is a brand new territory of greater appropriateness in our speech and actions and more effectiveness in whatever we choose to do. It even increases the effectiveness of our being able to make those certain choices. Remember, in the conversation creating the three markers above, personal choice was meaningless, or at best optional, (it's a conversation).
I have found access to groundbreaking material cataloguing and investigating the context created with self talk. I would like to go through some of this on a Google Plus Hangout with 8 other people. I even have an experienced presenter who would guide us through some of that material.
My question is who of you would like to participate with one or two such experiments, and to feel for yourself the kind of opening that I am talking about? Such an experience will likely happen painlessly, and from there we all can decide what kind of (perhaps more rigorous) approach would be warranted.
I will be pleased to receive your email comments and considerations at
New Thoughts on Creativity
I met Dr. Parrish in this and one previous Skype conversation. We are going to investigate and perhaps have a virtual study group on leadership parameters newly thought out by a group including the Landmark Forum's originator, and now independent researcher Werner Erhard. Other co-developers of this material are Michael C. Jensen, Steve Zaffron and Kari L. Granger
Their Material has been made completely available for free by them at the link: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1585976
Why I am proposing this material for your consideration?
Most of you who show up on these pages have some take on how you appear in your own life and have some kinship with inquiring into what makes your life and the lives of others tick. From this we are all familiar with the notion of "conditioning", which we admit to, and attempt to look at. And because much of this conditioning causes discomfort, we have set out on these investigations and spiritual searches. (It's our so-called suffering.)
Sooner or later we find that the conditions of suffering are in part a story that we continue to tell to ourselves. Then in non-duality, we discover that there is a way to stop telling any story, and we immediately notice an immense relief. Yes, without these internal conversations, we still exist. So isn't this primary existence a more essential part of our nature, or maybe it's the truth of our being? Let's just stay in this spaciousness. And we have lots of justifications of how the world unfolds perfectly from that point of view, (point of no-view).
Yet there is a price to pay. Much of the game in this life is verbal. By consciously choosing to bypass the verbal, we become disengaged, and non-players in much of our game.
Some say that words take you away from your experiencing, (that thinking and being somehow exclude each other). True, continuous analyzing can separate you from the experience. Now we have the idea that a pure experiencing has some greater value. It's an idea that fully experienced events somehow become complete, and allow life to move on.
Really, when you think about it, what is the point of "fully" experiencing if you're most often experiencing exactly the same thing? The same anger, the same jealousy the same frustration, even 50 years of it. Isn't that a proof that for those people pure experiencing isn't more value? If pure experiencing works for you, great, but know this, that you and everyone else are totally transparent. We all see your stuff still running, even if you don't.
Then where is this conditioning to be found? Well it has to be predominantly verbal, (and the words have feelings and moods too). Actually I am finding that a deep look into my conditioning is always available by merely looking into my words and beliefs. A whole other, rewarding, and feeling world is right here right now, if I stop my damaging self-talk. You think that you can't control self talk? Try it, you will know that you can. These sign posts are readily seen.
That seems to be the opportunity of investigating this "leadership course", and I take leadership to mean only LEAD MY OWN LIFE, and nothing more.
Q: Yesterday I had a beautiful meditation in which just about everything was left to my awareness and then I began to notice sexual energy arising. This has happened in my last couple of meditations but has never really happened in this way before, and usually there is no sexual thought or feeling at all during my meditation. It felt mostly like this was not a sexual energy to act upon through usual means. It was almost as if the energy was occupying non-sexual parts of my body such as my hands, arms and legs, but it also felt like something should be done with it (though not the usual actions). Various muscles in these parts were also twitching a bit, especially in my hands.
My understanding of myself is that I generally have less sexual impulses and more sexual control relative to most people, though I am a human and certainly have sexual desires that I like to exhaust when the appropriate opportunities arise. I am wondering what this experience might be indicating and what might be a path to follow toward properly dealing with it or accepting it. I did a few web searches and came across a lot of discussion of kundalini and tantric teachings that seemed somewhat relevant, but often didn’t seem as practical as your writing. I read your posting “Letting Sexual Energy Be Bigger than Your Body”, which also seemed somewhat relevant, but I feel like something more was going on than just strong sexual desires wanting to be exhausted through usual sexual means.
Patricia from Stockholm wrote to me using a "reply" on my old last email broadcast letter of Sep 6th 2011.
Boy I loved seeing my old "last letter". That was from an email broadcast service (Ratepoint) that I had been using during the 2009 webcasts. Thereafter an automatic emailer on Drupal (our website) sent out by-weekly updates on the new content to our members, which is a different list and now over 1000. Then that broke last summer when it started sending out duplicates and even 10-15 emails to each person with every send out period. I installed another module but never got it going, so we have had way over 100 new videos without any email updates calling members back in. That is what I meant in that old letter, when I said I confused NNH with a business that I should be promoting it.
Should I? Why? Why don't you do it? Well, here is the letter:
(Here is some more of the letter.)
During those times I was probably building a model of a "dialogue for creativity". How could some shared discovery trigger a new mind-set that would immediately settle in a vast number of people? And what would manifest out of that new obviousness?
I suppose that I still believe in this, or dream that it could be possible. The regular webcasts are gone, even though technically it is not so difficult. The regularity of it seems too much all consuming for one person. I prefer a few pauses in life. So let this be our last email and a thanks,
I often ask myself, "what good is a teaching, if so few people are transformed by it?" Or, why are we at it for decades if it is really effective? Perhaps it is just another mind game that is more subtile, because it claims to be the game to end all games.
In 2010 and 11 I had been searching new venues, thinking that people with another background would elicit another speaking, and maybe it would come out more simple and more broad based. I don't claim that I could create a new language, but it would unfold by itself in the doing of it.
NeverNotHere.com is still on-line and open for participation. Sometimes I run a bunch of talks and events, and sometimes I slow down. It doesn't need any particular rhythm.
It would be nice if you would take over (your part of it) and express your dream through it. Anything you want or need to make that come true for you is yours. Let's just start with an email. email@example.com
And thanks for being in my life.