Is a level level?

June 8th, 2014

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.”

Chriss

 

Shadow

May 3rd, 2014

Dr. Carl Jung coined the term Shadow to refer to the unknown ‘‘dark side’’ of our personality. It could range from a narcissistic desire to control, exploit and manipulate others to a self-righteous compulsion to help and cure others. In my work and teaching my focus is on the energy. Creation as an energy would have no need for survival, evil, failure or even empathy. Lots of evidence from our human history and our peer group today that negative actions and emotions exist and oodles of stories and mythology to explain why. Do we care why?
If our universe and everything in it is also a product of this same energy of creation, perhaps it wise to examine the properties of this larger chunk. A self-organizing universe would need ranges to select points to organize around. A strange attractor or conscious observer would reflect a bias–right?

It makes sense that we would jump ship on creation. As a “holum” (whole and complete) we may have all the potential (and therefore the ranges) but we humans operate off of slow sensory feed-back. We need the recursive pause that produces enough time for our limited focus of attention to migrate around to all the various points in those ranges. We make this designed life package personal by naming everything. We even drew the line in the sand on all those ranges and made one direction good and the other bad. Not good to kill anything but a cheeseburger sounds good for lunch. Now which half of the oxymoron is negative?

We don’t know anything but we have a game and if we engage we will discover what action produces which effect. Still working top-down I can entertain two strategies that may produce desirable effects in this game of life that we constructed. If we could move back into creation for a term we would lose effort energy and gain abundance. We would potentially become a resource for the balance of our group. You would still need to address the good or bad issue but you would be carrying a “big stick.” No effort but threshold of attention and in both directions.

An alternate plan would be to name all the stumbling blocks (we are good at that) and thus gain seniority from all of them. It may take a little of that precious time to master state changes but that would be a helpful investment. We would then need to create a symbol outside of our designed field and allow this to be a search engine for the data we need to operate in that chaotic creation energy. Probably need to squash all those cool design titles (biases) to operate the search engine but we can employ them again after we download the data. It will add confusion and effort but we got lots of time. This would produce a mapping to guide us with states as steps and we could stay safe and comfortable in a design vehicle while we navigate all that potential.

We at Wizardscache produced and facilitated the “Falling into Grace” meditation retreat to master the first strategy listed above and “Path of the Mystic” meditation retreat to conquer the alternate. When you have time and before you run out of time contact me to explore the potential for you to gain some new strategies for your version to the game of Life.

Chriss (chriss@wizardscache.com)

 

Not Your Mom

April 4th, 2014

I believe I like birthdays but after 70 I’m not certain.  I think at some point in the past birthdays became less important, maybe even unimportant.  I understand abstract concepts and can communicate about them; I believe I’m a good teacher.  I didn’t know that at age five but I did know that every year there was a celebration with gifts for my birthday.  In 70 years I believe I have received more from teaching than from birthdays.  It is interesting how beliefs change.

As a teacher I recommend that you secure (ground or anchor) the idea of you to something real.  Birthdays are real, predictable and often celebrated by friends and family.  Good start if all that works for you.  I suppose having another birthday is valid proof you are real in the world but that fact doesn’t confer your value.  I would recommend a positive value; something you could do well.  We have all “heard” of folks who have secured into being slow, dumb, always sick or awkward.  Probably not a wise move but such action will work; you may grow to not care for the consequence.

When I was five I could see energy move and when those little lights entered a person their demeanor changed.  Today I know that this was a human state change but at five it was just a cool thing to see.  My interpretation at five was that somehow the path of energy was a communication or joining.  My term to describe the action was “U-N-I, TED”, or united.  At five my name was Ted.  This fact may not have been of any value to my friends or family and rarely did I ever mention the phenomenon; but I could witness it and therefore I experienced something special and had a story–my story–to support what I saw.  What was your special gig at age five: music, sports, academic, collections?

Having a certain amount of bio-mass might be of value to a butcher or an undertaker.  But we humans take pride in thinking we are all more important than the physiology.  What we do, what we accomplish and what we contribute makes the statement about our value.  But what is the first step?  Perhaps someone guided us to read, save allowance, eat healthy, manage your environment, etc.  We hope this accorded because having a list of past birthdays is really not a sufficient base for value.  We do know that we store information, that is learn, by association.  Lucky if we were guided to secure the idea of us with actions supporting the value of us; the ability to produce a demonstration of the supported value.

No, this is not a blog about good parenting.  Most the folks that read my blogs are pursuing potential.  I hear “I want to be happy”, “I wish to be healthy”, I need to be loved”, “I have to lose weight”, or simply, “I don’t know what to do.”  I guess you missed that class when you were five or you didn’t have a mother that told you to clean your room, how many times, so that you are responsible for your environment today.  This teacher is not going to do that and most of my students don’t do their assignments.  But I don’t evaluate performance with grades, life does that for me.  We know it takes two years of focus to learn something new and ten years to master it.  I’m a teacher that will teach you that lesson you missed at five but you are going to have to do the work.  Let me know when you have time to start.

Chriss

Focus of Attention

March 3rd, 2014

I received an e-mail query asking if I still teach psychic tools and if I still use them.  I’m retired and seldom teach techniques to produce physical demonstration by abstracted means but I’m not sure how or why one would stop using such procedures.  Working with energy is working with your energy presence.  A mirror will give you a clue if your bio-mass is present but your energy presence is a force.  Wish or pray for something and attend to your request for a long enough period to allow your energy to build (get enthusiastic, excited, inspired, etc.) and thus increase the probability that your request will come into fruition.  If you get distracted you lose half your power; recall your “fall from Grace” and you destroy the outcome by doubt; objectify your dream and you are left with a “pillar of salt.”  I could continue with this line of thought but remember I’m retired.

For old times’ sake let’s look at the term psychic tools.  Psychic is defined as outside of natural or scientific knowledge; spiritual; of or pertaining to some apparently nonphysical force or agency; sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature.  Tool is defined as any instrument of manual operation; anything used as a means of accomplishing a task or purpose.  Simple, everything outside of the conscious idea of you is you as an energy field; the part of you that does not hold a location in space and time.  I can imagine an energy collection of sorts that I guess we could title “soul” but it offers no human story or drama to ground into.  Many reference these ambient elements as guides, angels, or God looking over your shoulder.  I see no value in objectifying these elements with names or titles but I do see great wisdom in attending to the force.

As a human our most productive tool is attention.  Intention is just a wish but attention with focus opens the gateways for energy to flow through our bodies.  With some practice and a long enough span of attention we may be able to direct this flow in a productive manner.  I’m not addressing the illusion of controlling it but the nature of everything in the universe is energy; as a field or as a circuit in pattern creating form.  We can’t get our head around the idea of no time but if that were “reality” creation would be “now” and the attention by a “conscious observer” (witness, strange attractor, whatever) would be facilitating transforming energy into particle.  Attention is the tool.

Lots of evidence to indicate that attention to someone else’s needs and requests is more effective than attending to self; your own internal desires.  The secret or skill is to generate an external reference–a non-location reference in your energy field–and attend from “out there” to that aware piece defined and secured internal as the conscious idea of self.  You can understand where the term non-dual derived.  Yes, you should first secure or ground into a defined idea of you as a value; next learn to recognize the force of you; and third master abandoning self and securing into that subjective ether discovered from the meditative path.  If you get lost, I don’t teach anymore but I do meditation retreats on attention.  E-mail me to get on the list.  Chriss@wizardscache.com

Chriss

Winter 0f 2013/14

February 25th, 2014

Deborah and I have done a lot of remodel and reorganizing work inside the house this winter.  Some of you know we had steam damage from a water heater last year and that took three months out of our schedule to repair.  It has been a fun and a somewhat dry winter–we did several Scotch Dinners (one sample below) and had a few friends come to visit, play and work.

I did the “HCG” diet again this year but with no drops (HCG) and it worked fine.  I lost 20# in the 20 day course.  More proof that a little practice can produce a big change it what a body can do.

My new adventure in teaching is to do four week long retreats a year.  In 2014 I will have a five day meditation retreat starting Aug. 11th in Vancouver WA on Focus of Attention and another five day retreat on Nov. 21st. in Encinitas, CA on Falling into Grace.  The information and link to flyers in on calendar at esoterictraining.org.  We also have two PTP Trip to God retreats that are open to all graduates of the PTP Training Program.  One in Maui on May 26th and the second in Eureka Springs AR on July 22nd.  Hope to see you at one of these events or check out the Dr. Chriss Work Camp.

Scotch Dinner:

Smoked Salmon and beet latkes, dill creme fraiche, fried capers and red onion

Charred radicchio, endive, sevre cheese, roasted tomatoes, spiced almonds and balsamic vinaigrette

Roast Duck breast, fingerling potatoes and bing cherries

Braised rabbit, vanilla sauce, farrow, mustard greens and butternut squash puree

Peppermint chocolate torte

The Scotch:

Auchentoshan Three Wood, Auchentoshan 12 year, Auchentoshan 15 year, Bowmore 12 year, Bowmore 15 year “darkest”, Suntory Yanazaki 18 year.

 

Is Intuition an Event?

February 6th, 2014

I define an event as a moment or a collection of moments coherent to a theme.  Small events may nest within larger events.  These events may be random or redundant.  For example, say you were in the habit of going out for dinner every Thursday night.  That is a redundant event.  On one of your outings you encounter an old friend you haven’t seen in 20 years.  This is a random event; in this case nested within a larger event for you.  A large number of events occur in the world every moment but only a few may relate to you.

When an event occurs in proximity, you might react to the event (a learned stimulus/response) or make a choice to consciously process it as a personal experience or not.  The event could be perceived as an internal experience, “people in this town are rude and just bump into you while walking down the sidewalk” or external, “way too much foot traffic to get around, wise perhaps in this town to get off the sidewalk and take a break until the traffic lets up.”  Both examples are personal, the way you personally perceived the event; heavy sidewalk foot traffic.  This could be normal for that specific time of day (redundant) or an unusual large collection of folks from, perhaps a big sale or construction on an adjoining street (random).  But we don’t need the facts to support our process of these events from our intuition; reality is not the job of intuition.  The Universe is a chaotic system with both random events and redundant events occurring in an unpredictable order.  Intuition is the human interface program to operate this chaotic system.

Human life is a repetition of a random moment including all parameters, in fact all that could be from creation; the first moment of “being.”  Life is by design a redundant orderly system, that moment of “being” sustained in the idea of time, and our logical statistical thinking manages that system.  But we exist in the universe and random happens and we humans need an operating system to transform those random events (the experience and/or the data) into a human retainable experience.  Watch our language, in the first example above, if you  encounter an old friend during your habit of going out every Thursday you would claim “you got lucky” and would update personal information to stay better in touch in the future.  The attempt to convert the random event into a manageable human experience; you now have your old friend in your address book updated.

Intuition is always on and if we could shut it down the sheer volume of randomness in the universe would have us over threshold (too large to process) all the time.  When focus of intuitive attention is directed external (the universe); the report is amazingly accurate, definitely greater than pure chance.  A great search engine.  But like all search engines, the search parameters are all important to reduce the volume of responses.  And the responses are probabilities in order of most likely; data from a chaotic system.

Turn the intuitive focus of attention internal and your yield is very inaccurate; often less than chance.  Wrong tool to observe and evaluate an organized system.  With proper “framing” externally gained data from intuition may build a valuable list of most likely probable outcomes.  If you next turn on that logical mind and analyze the material you will obtain a wise course of action to reach your chosen outcome.  Wisdom is your ability to process an event and expand your human data base–growth.

Chriss

 

 

 

Done with 2013?

January 13th, 2014

Every redundant event in the universe was at one time a random event, and since the system has cycles, it is possible that every random event is redundant in time.  I believe we have all planted enough seeds and pets in our backyard to understand the presence of cycles.  Creation is and everything possible is, perhaps not all in demonstration now, an event in time.  We humans like to imagine all that is possible is waiting out there for us to activate.  What if it was all waiting for the right time and not the right human or what if it all is now and we are waiting for the time to perceive it.  Nothing would need time except us humans because our limited attention does not perceive it all now.  We could say there is no time, creation would not need it nor would have created it, but time is useful to us humans.

Space is also useful to us humans.  We sell space, rent space, give space and need space.  Energy has measurable effects on time and space but doesn’t claim such distinctions for itself.  As we know our thanks go to a conscious observer, whatever that is, for transforming energy into particle.  This objectification process must include the parameters of time and of space or the space/time package.  That is good news because I don’t remember creating either.

Is spiritual growth a mandate to guide humans to attend more to their energy base and less to their objectified form and human needs?  Then, is acquiring a gargantuan body of knowledge and mastery of all human desires and drives a wrong direction?  Of course.  How long do you need to be lost before you realize that there is no need to be found.  If I told you I was a wizard and I could turn you into an immortal god, you would probably say, “What do I need to do?”  That is funny.

OK!  I, the wizard, suggest you update your relationship with cycles.  Cycles have a start and a finish, otherwise they are not a cycle.  Is everything you ever started done?  The exception is what cycle you are in now or the package of space/time you are currently attending too.  If any of your “past” cycles are not complete you are holding them objectified(energy that you have observed).  How much can you hold and still be you?  At some point the distortions could diminish the idea of you.  Holding on to more objects is not congruent with downsizing for spiritual growth.  Stop it!

The wizard may not know all but he is certain that being done is not quite that easy.  He needs lots of practice with meditation–losing the objectified stuff–and will facilitate four retreats a year.  You are invited and for a small fee the wizard will include loads of useless knowledge.  You too may become an enlightened wizard.  Nice distraction while you are lost.

Chriss

Time & Attention

December 25th, 2013

Life would be less stressful if it was predictable.  You could prepare if you knew what was going to happen.  If you could log in every possible event that stimulates you(gets your attention) and learn an appropriate response you would be set; as long as you didn’t get distracted or struck by some random event.  Some folks have done that and they feel very safe.  They learned to avoid or ignore any event not controlled or anticipated.  I believe the Ostrich is their mascot.  Interesting concept but after a time I’m sure life would get very boring.

Instead what if you received a stimulus and just paused and attended to what you did unprepared.  Now that would be fun.  You would discover each time what you need to do and it could be different each time.  Soon that long list of stimulus/response would fade.  Problem is it could lead to you being in “present time”–being present now and not projecting a remembered reaction.  Your stories would get very interesting and you would have no need to justify.  Scarier yet, you could choose not to react.  How about you just initiating an event by attending to whatever you choose?  But if you did that you would be the source of the power; power to act on what you choose.  Careful here, do you wish to trade boredom and safety for adventure and autonomy?

Attention is our most powerful tool.  Multitasking is really a time    component (try looking right and left at the same time); zooming in and out is field of attention;  to maintain it is span of attention and attention is singular.  Same energy and level in as out–generally by secure folks.  In other words, you receive as much attention as you are willing to give and if you have to act-out to gain attention (drama) you are not secure (grounded, balanced, defined).  When you attempt to attend to two different things your power drops 50%; with four you are down to 25% and on Facebook you could be powerless.  If you practice and learn to focus with another human you will notice that your unbiased attention (no projection) will start energy flowing up through both your bodies.  You literally open the gateways and increase the flow of energy into the bodies.  In a very short time you could make a friend, fall in love or just learn a different experience of now–one your bias would not consider.

Small businesses and most relationships fail because they are underfinanced.  Money, perhaps, but that is just an expression of energy and the same with effort, intention and acting proper (polarity bias).  Now I know for some this is a stretch, but what if you could maintain a focus of attention on a job, task, or even a goal.  Everything is energy and if your attention can increase the flow of energy you could stop wasting it on effort.  How often have you heard someone say, “I’ve been working very hard and I’m going to take a break.”  Seek a distraction to conserve on the energy you have been attempting to force into a task.  The second focus of attention, the distraction, now has your energy output down to 50%.  Inefficiency is definitely a break in output.  What if you conserve with the effort and not the attention?  I think we have all attended to projects, perhaps put-off starting, until we were inspired by a simpler or wiser course of action.  Or perhaps “get your head around it” or the “right space.”  We know this stuff and energy flow is not linear (Fibonacci).  Lose distractions, increase span and focus of attention (intensity) and pause the effort.  It only takes a moment  to get the energy flowing.  You may need to practice with humans and notice time needed; you don’t receive a very obvious or as intense a feedback from objects or tasks.  Or you could come to my next retreat on Attention and gain some guided practice.  E-mail me to get my attention: Chriss@wizardscache.com.

Lots of evidence that if we attend to something for two years we become good at it and if we invest ten years we master it.  Yes, we are human and we will get distracted, work too hard and harshly judge self for inefficiency.  But what else do we have to do with all this time?

Chriss

Where is Your Attention

October 23rd, 2013

We in fact live in a Universe with no time and moving our attention sequentially from one small part of now to another provides the illusion of time.  And everything that appears real is but probabilities and our selection by attending to one creates reality.  Our attention is a powerful tool.  None of the above facts make sense to our brain but then what we are doesn’t register either.

If we were to focus that attention 100% on self we would be 100% internal.  We would never notice another person or anything other than the ubiquitous self.  Total narcissism would be no personality at all.  No “you” expressed out for the world to register and evaluate.

If we lived in a world that just magically unfolded and everything was to some degree real (Beautiful Mind) but there was no self to discern we would be 100% external.  Life would be glorious (observed only-no effort) but the invisible self would have no one to share it with.  Again, there is no personality at all.  No “you” expressed for the world to register and evaluate.

Good news, human attention moves very quickly from internal to external and loops with several variables producing patterns of movement that when repeated redundantly produce the matrix of personality.  Automation has made you such a nice person, or not, and thinking doesn’t get in the way.  With your attention you could change any one or any part of the patterns but they feel so right and natural.  Anyway, it’s just perfect the way it is, isn’t it?

If you could take the matrix apart and had a long enough “span of attention” to support an alternate expression of patterning, over time, the pattern would change.  Of course, you would need to get the change “validated” and produce a demonstration in the world to secure the new protégé.  This is a process that most label (spiritual/potential) growth.  The sad truth is, if successful, you become a different limited version of potential.  The work is legitimate but the goal is askew.  You only need to sample all the different patterns to support reduction of judgment.  I know you have heard this before, your resistance to sampling supports the idea that your pattern is superior.  How can there be a better and worst if there is only one.  Don’t lose your head over this fact.  As the “I’m special” glow wears off you open to the whole and the energy starts to flow.  Simple and this sounds like the Preceptorial Training Program but I closed it down this year.  I do have a lot of graduates and if you contact me I may be able to arrange for a guide.  Easy work, takes a long time and cost is high–value is what you bring to the table and results is what you leave with.  Life is good.

Chriss

 

The subject of stuff

September 25th, 2013

We act like we live in a world full of stuff.  The Universe I’m told has only one particle per cubic meter–not much stuff.  And all that stuff science reports is really very unstable from the quantum view.  But our human brain is designed to preference stuff with any shape parameter and we have language to support our relationship to it.  Our human hierarchy began with “Adam the namer.”

If we buy stuff or make stuff it usually starts with an idea of what stuff we are interested in.  This whole process; the idea, the effort and the stuff is what is referred to as objectification.  If we look close, the concept is bigger than a collection of packages.  My birthday was in August and you may have sent me a card and a gift with a note: “Happy Birthday and here is a gift for you because I love you”.  Guess what, the gift is stuff, you is stuff, I is stuff, birthday (a location reference in a universe with no time) stuff and love could be stuff if it comes with a preconceived idea of what it should look life (a demonstration).  Phew, I need some space from all this stuff.

Subjectification is a look into that space.  No objects with boundaries but you may intuit data about a theme or subject.  It’s cold out there, or hot, sharp, dark.  A theme is something you may need to wake up and attend to.  You could discuss the idea of water.  Water as wet; from a lake or river; frozen water; underwater or why do wet water at all.  From the sacred language, mem is the water of life–the very flow of creation.  A subject may be inappropriate but, unlike an object, never wrong.  Different, not in agreement, totally crazy but no defined limitation.  A subject is all possible along a theme and an object is the most probable if you have a bias or preference to establish probable; reality is a chosen probability.

Objects get named, titled, marked and humans get tombstones for their objectified piece.  Not much content to the theme on a tombstone.  The subject for a human is their story; values, actions, demonstrations.  Your art is your life.  Some inspire others rebel.  Happy or sad; true or a lie; your story is a subject that remains when the object departs.

If you live life as a subject you do get to create your reality.  Be careful about the story because that is the recipe for the stuff you have to lug around.  Walk your talk, be graceful when you change your mind.  Respect is a subject that flows in all directions and nice is an object with expectations.  All this is a subject and you may not agree but neither of us are wrong.

Chriss