I like the concept of language as an instinct in a human and I believe it was put forth by Noam Chomsky. In any case the book THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT by Steven Pinker covers the topic in great detail. Language is how we humans communicate what is important to us. We are great story tellers and we can invoke any energy in our story just by the telling. You attend to a person’s story and you can feel the energy from the event emanate.
Consciousness is our story about us set in the environment we live our life in. Done well the package consists of the concept of self at the tune of around thirty-three percent and the balance made up of our awareness. This formula is sufficient to allow the energy of you to emanate along with the content. That small percentage does not make you appear narcissistic but definitely personally involved with the tale. But there is another special advantage for attending to this piece.
There is an event all us humans share but we tend to forget about it. That is creation and we probably don’t remember it because we didn’t need to do anything. In a digital universe with no time creation always is present as an occurrence now. If we include us, a product of the energy of creation, we invoke the energy of creation into our story and into our life. Discipline enough to include this force into every moment in our life we could then say we have secured the concept of self. We would thus have a relationship with the supreme, no-effort, no limit, non-personal source of energy in the universe. This is what I term level one growth.
Getting a student to have such an experience and even to entertain the perception of it is not that difficult. Guiding them to secure it is far more difficult and time consuming. From this I have retired. Abstract techniques or psychic tools are very useful for the times you are not secure in this bond with power and as a master teacher of these levels I have also retired. My focus now in life is level two growth. I don’t feel beyond these lower levels of training but my goal is to delve into level three growth and I discovered that this is easier to launch from a level two environment.
Level two growth, solely my label, integrates three essentials. You need to abandon what you “know” to discover what you need to do to develop new potential. It would not be a new potential if it was part of what you knew. This necessity for disorientation never ends. This next step that you discover is only relative to you in this measure now. You have no need to continue to build a massive data base of stimulus/responses.
The second point is attention from a very broadband base that we obtain through meditation. Focus of attention is very useful at level one growth to filter out distractions but the bandwidth is too narrow to allow for discovery. At this level data is imparted to us like a set of directions for a task or location but only one piece at a time. I’m fond of describing this as a “trail of bread crumbs.” At level two filtering is done with polarity; we make the old distractions unimportant. We don’t stop being human and freedom lends to distractions.
The last point is your willingness to search out everything that emanates into your attention, especially during meditation. Remember, we are looking for a “trail of bread crumbs” and often what shows up appears irrelevant to the task at hand. The good news is that there are far less distractions. We are not building a platform of data to make choices as in level one but a sequence of mapping to acquire potential. The game of “I know” is not discarded but nests within the game of “I am.”