Table of Contents
- That magical flow state where time slows down and space stretches
- Don’t try so hard, let your subconscious do it for you
- Without losing, there is no winning
- Expand your Senses Beyond the World
- Your opponent is your best friend
- Bringers of the Dawn
- The means and the end are one
- For more success, ignore mainstream advice
- The space in which thoughts arise
- Happy-Go-Lucky Investment
- Holoportation Technology is now a Reality
- Identity Shifting, Multiple Personality Disorder or Possession?
That magical flow state where time slows down and space stretches
The magical, wonderful, amazing state of flow, where t i m e slows down and s p a c e stretches. How many more times am I going to write about this? Many more! I’ll write a whole book about it one day! It’s one of the most delightful, delicious, desirable things a human can experience.
The reason I talk about playing tennis so often, is because it’s where I have most often been in the zone. Sometimes I maintain the flow state for several weeks. In that state, I win every match, even if the opponent is normally better than me. If my momentum breaks, it can take weeks before I get back into flow. Because I am a coach of optimal performance, I closely observe the factors causing flow and falling out of flow.
There are levels of flow, from simply lucid and “things working out to my favor” all the way up to supernatural. That’s when the ball looks as big as a beach ball and floats toward me in slow motion, as if I had all day to position the racket. Someone just hit a serve into the far corner at 70 mph. My jumping there and scooping it up would be next to impossible without the flow-state. My skill certainly isn’t at that level yet. I am able to whip the ball where ever I like with incredible velocity and precision. But this magical level is rare. It might be too windy, too hot or I might be playing with someone who has a bad vibe. But those are excuses. Were I to intend flow more deeply, I could also get into it in bad circumstances.
At the highest level of flow, I’m not even trying. It’s a blast. “He/She makes it look so easy” is what they’ll say about you. An athletes reflex actions, the position of their body and their tools (in my case a tennis racket), one’s focus and timing (judgment of time, space and velocity) are all inner, mental and emotional processes. That’s why success in sports is not only a matter of physical training but also mental and emotional training.
Flowy Golf players who get a hole in one have reported that it felt like the ball traveled on a straight, pre-determined laser-beam and the hole seemed gigantic. Flowy Quarterbacks have said that time slowed to a point to where it seemed they had all day to find someone to pass the ball to and their pass was like a magnet to the receiver. Flowy Soccer players have reported feeling in this state, like shooting a goal is unavoidable and can often predict that it will happen within minutes (and it does).
So how do I get into this state????????
If only I had an answer to this question that always works! I wish I knew! But there are a few behaviors that prepare the ground for a state of flow. I will explain them using Tennis as an example, but they apply to all other areas (beyond sports):
- Soft Focus. Rigid Attention is the greatest block to flow. Attention becomes rigid when we feel under pressure through our own expectations, the opponents superiority, unresolved emotional issues, etc. Focus becomes too hard and I stare at the ball, the opponent or elsewhere. In this case, I need to slow down. It sounds paradoxical that slowing down would increase my performance, but that’s exactly what happens. If I myself s l o w down, the ball s l o w s down. A trick I often use is to hit the ball slightly later than I normally would. This puts me into an e x p a n d e d mental state because it assumes I have more time to hit the ball. Even if I do not get to a state of magic, it puts me in control of myself and the game. I just wait about 1 second longer. Yes, this applies to other things too: On your next phone call, why not wait 3-5 seconds longer before responding? Your answer will be more to your liking, because it will be more conscious. Another way to soften attention is to stop looking or staring in the same way. I’ll begin noticing the clouds, the surroundings, the trees, the hills, the birds, the players on other courts. This opening of attention, softens attention. When attention is fixated, there is a drop in awareness. The flow state is high awareness (but without effort). Soft Focus is neither a loss of focus nor over-focus.
- Let go of Worry. Typical concerns are about winning or losing. What others think of you. What you think of others. That it’s too hot or cold. The way to let go of these during play, is to acknowledge that they are there and intend to release them on the out-breathe. Simple as that. Unless something is a big issue for you, then you require an Emotional Releasing session. You might think that “wanting to win” is a good thing, but it won’t help you with Flow. Have you ever noticed how you play much better when you no longer care whether you win or lose but play for the sake of enjoyment? Yes, you should intend to win, but that’s different than wanting to win or worrying about it. It’s a brief intention at the start of a match or phase.
- Fully Embrace the Situation As-Is. Letting go of mental resistance, supports Flow. As long as you are not 100% committed and present, you won’t experience flow. If you are wishing or thinking of being elsewhere, doing something else or if you are distracted, you won’t be present. Eagerly being “into it” will create flow. This is a different state than being a dissociated observer. The dissociated observer state is also useful, but not for flow. In flow, you are not the observer but fully identified with what is going on. Reality gets an effortless, liquid quality, because there is no observer-self monitoring the situation. It’s as if you are slightly drunk, with a mind deeply at ease, but without the unconsciousness or unawareness of drunkenness. One could say it’s a meta-observer, not a critical-observer that’s present. The meta-observer is aware of what is happening, but has no preference or label on what is happening.
Soft Worry-less Focus and Presence support the state of Flow. Having an opponent similar to your own level also helps. If the opponent is much worse or much better than you, no back and forth momentum can be developed.
I’ve been able to transfer the state to Business, Family and elsewhere. Just the other day, I told someone to buy certain stocks. He did. He made thousands of Dollars within a few days. What he doesn’t know: I know nothing about that stock. Then why did I tell him to get it? Intuition. Intuition comes from flow. It’s inexplicable. Magic. In flow, you often know things but don’t know why you know them. It’s a no-mind state. I have a long History of accurate predictions. But if you press me to explain how I knew these things, I couldn’t tell you why. Intuition doesn’t follow the rules. “Fred, you are not supposed to do it that way!” I have often heard, in different contexts. But I do it anyway, and it works. Why didn’t I get those stocks? I’m not into stocks, I find it boring. Following things you enjoy (rather than things that bore you), supports the state of Flow.
How to be in a better flow with your Partner, Spouse, Friend: Be present without expectation. Present, label-less attention is the greatest gift you can give a person. And if you could just put your phone aside for some time and put your own opinions and automatic-responses and beliefs and prejudices aside for some time and just be open to…whatever!…you can get into a flow state with your partner and surprising things can happen.
When you are on vacation, is it better to plan or to “go with the flow”? My definitive answer to this is: If you are unable to get into flow, it’s much better to Plan. But if you are practiced in higher states of consciousness, it’s better to be without a plan. My solution? I choose the effortless, intention-less, definition-less no-plan vacation. But just in case I don’t get into flow, I have a backup-plan. I do the same for Seminars. My seminars are done spontaneously. But I have a backup plan just in case.
Can the magic of flow be used in Gambling? Yes it can, and no I don’t. In Basketball there is a term called “hot ball”. That’s when a team has momentum and every ball seems to go in. In Casinos, there is a term called “cooler”. That’s someone who comes in and disturbs the energy just in case a person is in a too good of a flow. The trick to using flow in gambling is to quit the very first time you are out of flow. Don’t be tempted to continue. You might be in flow and make several wins. But if you make one single loss, quit. Then you still have a plus. However, I don’t gamble. Why not? Because there are so many better ways to use flow. Casinos and online betting is always rigged against you and the scene is full of seedy and desperate characters. The Get-rich-quick-mentality often found here, is poverty-thinking.
Negative people and events disrupt flow. Honesty supports flow. Suppression disrupts flow. Free communication supports flow. The most common flow disruption comes from being too ambitious. Over-focused people never enjoy the stuff they work so hard to achieve. Nor do they ever achieve anything without hard work. In flow, work is much easier. If you hope to attain flow, you neither under-perform nor over-perform. You hit the sweet-spot in the middle.
Don’t try so hard, let your subconscious do it for you
There are two ways to achieve something. One: Sheer willpower, practice and concentration. Two: Effortless intent and letting go. You visualize the desired outcome and then let go to let your subconscious or “the Universe” take care of the rest. Both ways are legit, but the second way is rarely trusted, even though it can achieve greater results.
Today I’d like to give you a direct experience of the power of the second way. For this experiment, you will need a target to shoot at, and a ball or projectile. A bow and arrow. Or bottle and a ball. A golf club and a hole. A tennis racket, a ball and a bottle. A soccer ball and a goal. All sports have the deeper purpose of learning about these two types of manifesting.
Method 1: Take 10 shots at your target from a distance that makes success moderately difficult. Do it with the “trying hard” method. Using concentration, repetition and will, try everything in your power, to hit the target. Note how many times you hit the target. If you did not hit the target at all, note how close you got.
Method 2: Now take around 30 seconds to relax, breathe and visualize hitting the target. Imagine the motion of throwing or shooting and then hitting it at the center. Then, let go and take 10 shots at the target. Don’t “try to hit the target”, just trust your body, allowing it to throw or shoot in that general direction, without monitoring or controlling. If you miss the target, do not worry, continue to trust that your body knows better and will dutifully follow what you visualized. Note how many times you hit the target. If you did not hit the target, note how close you got.
Find a way to repeat this exercise in different ways, perhaps with different tools over a few days, so that you learn the difference between the two modes. I mean it: Repeat this exercise! Your life could depend on it! Wouldn’t you love to learn a much more effective way of Being?
There is nothing wrong with the first way. Concentration, Willpower and Practice help you eventually achieve the goal. After some time, you’ll be able to hit the target more often. If something does not manifest with the second way, you can always resort to the first way.
But the second way is magical. It requires less effort at greater result. Most people who conduct the experiment, are surprised that their body “somehow knows” how to move to hit the target. They get more hits than with the first method.
Have you ever visualized body movements or sports while falling asleep and wondered why your arm or leg suddenly jerk on their own? They follow the orders of what you imagine. All of creation follows the orders of consciousness.
The challenge is in letting go/trusting. Normally, if there is a miss or failure, the mind goes back to relying on itself and its concentrating, willpowering, efforting, gripping ways. I highly recommend you continue trusting, even if there are mistakes. You visualized it and your body has learned and will start adjusting. If you can deepen the trust, your body will be able to do things you thought are impossible.
Fortunately, visualizing outcomes and letting go, not only applies to the body, but to life as a whole.
Most people naturally have this state when they do something for the first time. If they are relaxed about it, it flows effortlessly. Later, as they accumulate too many assumptions about it, they lose natural ease and the intervening mind takes over. This intervening, controlling part of the self is the fearful self.
The second way does not lack interest. It’s an attention different than concentration. More of a relaxed awareness. But not so relaxed, that it’s dull. It’s a trust that comes from the heart.
Taken from a future (2021-2022) book by Frederick Dodson titled “The State of Flow“.
Without losing, there is no winning
“What if I don’t make it as a singer? I’d feel like a loser. Maybe I should pursue something more realistic” a student recently told me. The word “loser” stuck out at me. Losing is one thing, defining oneself as “a loser” a whole other. With a sense of compassion, I responded:
“A loser is not someone who loses a challenge, it is someone who doesn’t even try, out of fear of losing”.
I lose a lot. That’s a good sign. It means I don’t shy away, I participate. Not participating in life because you fear losing, is much worse than losing.
I enter a sports match against players much better than I. Even though I know I will probably lose. Why? Why not just avoid the humiliation? Because I can learn the most against opponents who are better than I. Only the insecure require everything to be “safe and easy” – all that cozy comfort won’t help you grow. There is much to learn in losing and “not making it”.
Sometimes I take on projects that might overwhelm me at first. Or I enter projects that might not make me much money. I don’t mind “losing”, because of this:
Any inventor failed a thousand times before they had a breakthrough.
Any baseball player had a thousand misses before they hit a home run.
Any money investor can tell of hundreds of misses before they learned how the market works.
But if you’re afraid of losing, you won’t allow yourself to fail even once. And then you can never learn the game. So you can never succeed at it. So it is true that…
Losing is a part of Success!
I win some, I lose some, but I keep playing. Even if I lose, I learn and grow. I get stronger. If I hadn’t played to begin with, there is no growing.
If my student pursues a singing career, she will either make it as singer, which is a win, or she won’t. Then she will learn. Which is also a win. Either way, she wins.
It’s not win or lose, it’s win or learn.
With this philosophy, you leave no space or possibility for failure. Instead of discouraging competition because you are afraid of there being a “loser”, you realize that every experience is of value. Success is not an event, it’s a process that contains many “wins” and “losses”. But success can only happen by entering games, projects, tasks, contexts, realities. So do not avoid challenges, social encounters, new tasks, new jobs and a couple of risks, be eager to play.
Expand your senses Beyond the World
“If you were a fish in an aquarium, your field of awareness wouldn’t expand beyond a few inches in the water. You probably wouldn’t even know you are in an aquarium and a slave to whoever comes to purchase you for their home. Some parent might walk in and buy you for the entertainment of their child. Expand your awareness and you might have an awakening and realize you are actually in an aquarium.
And you’d communicate to your fellow fish that there is a whole “higher realm” out there. A much more expanded place. Greater beings living outside of the water! But they won’t understand you, if their awareness hasn’t expanded to that point yet. You will have found out that staying above water for a while is hazardous to your health. The best way out for now, is by leaving your fish-body and travelling by spirit.
Now you experience the whole pet shop. It’s such a mysterious and gigantic place. And there are a lot of strange beings there. Some nice, some horrifying. But you have not yet expanded to a point where you realize that the pet shop is only a small part of all that is. As you grow in consciousness you become aware that it’s in a building and that this building is one of many. And then one day outside of the pet shop you see a tree. It is beautiful and has a scent you have never smelled before. That’s as far as you get for now so you return to your aquarium and tell of an awesome place called heaven.
Some of us are like this fish. We are aware of a little more than the aquarium, but much less than all-there-is”.
Quoted from the book “Levels of Heaven and Hell“
by Frederick Dodson
Your opponent is your best friend
This is taken from a section in my upcoming book “The Flow State”.
A lot of people are averse to “beating” another, feeling that “winning” is at another persons expense. So instead of trying to win the game, they focus on playing well. This no-desire state can be relaxing, as it lacks Ego. But it’s based on a misunderstanding of the purpose of competition. Competition has little to do with the Egos rigid focus on subduing others. The flip-side of that rigidity, is lack of determination. The sweet spot is in between the two: You can have intention to win, that does not involve all the worries that go along with it.
External obstacles let you learn about your abilities and limits. Once you realize that, competition becomes your friend. Losing, failure, competition and challenge are tools of self-discovery. Yes, opposition is a mere tool, not the dramatic disaster some people make it. Every goal and every game has obstacles to overcome. Without them, there is no game and no growth. The bigger the obstacle, the more ingenuity and courage it brings out of you. If there is no opponent, focus weakens. Competition allows you to achieve peak performance.
“Winning” is not about bragging or oppressing others, it’s about potential. Your potential. The path to a goal is more valuable than reaching it. It was never about the goal, it’s about who you become as a person, while overcoming obstacles. The goal is merely the carrot stick that lures you onto an obstacle-course, where you can grow. Regardless of whether you have achieved your goal or not, look at who you have become while pursuing it. You might as well believe in a fairy-tale goal that doesn’t really exist, but if pursuing it makes you better, who am I to argue?
Your “opponent” is your friend. This friend tries to make things as hard as possible for you. He or she is helping you learn and become better. Just this little re-frame of what opposition means, can reframe your whole experience of life and the world. Then, instead of an ordeal, it becomes a fun play.
In playing tennis, I remember a time that I was hoping my opponent makes a bunch of mistakes. “Yes, hit into the net! Yes, let’s see you double-fault!” I wished. After I changed my attitude, I began to hope that my opponent is strong, well, healthy, fit, successful, possibly even stronger than me. This shift made me a better player and also put me into a stronger position to return the ball. Nothing is gained by hoping for a weaker player, just so my Ego could say “I won the game”. Sure, I did want to win, but more importantly, I wanted to grow my skills. Winning against a weaker player doesn’t feel like much of a win. The real “win” is not the final outcome, it’s learning and growing during the game.
This shift in attitude also meant, I let go of worrying about other players lack of skill. If my opponent wasn’t good enough, I used to go soft on them, playing easy balls. But how could they ever develop if I only went easy on them? So I began playing balls I “knew” they “couldn’t get” – and it turned out that indeed, sometimes they could get the hard balls. My “compassion” had not been helping them stretch beyond their current ability. A lot of so-called “compassion” really isn’t. It’s pity, which is truly disempowering. How do you feel when you are across from someone who has pity with you or views you as weak and helpless? That doesn’t mean I now play all balls hard, without consideration. A person can enter flow at a level slightly above their comfort zone, when the challenge is neither too hard, nor too soft. But today, I mostly play my authentic game, without worry about how it will be taken by others. I am responsible for my game, they are responsible for theirs. This manner of Being, makes things flow smoothly. The exception is, when there is a player several levels below mine. Then genuine compassion arises and I intentionally hit the ball to help the person get into their own flow. And so we live our lives, developing our own skill and flow and helping others achieve theirs.
Bringers of the Dawn
I first read the book Bringers of the Dawn by Barbara Marciniak in 1993, when I was 19 years old. As I do every couple of years, I was packing boxes of books for giving away and I came across the old book. I flipped through it, reading a few lines. I wasn’t expecting much, having all but forgotten what the book was about. I was surprised at how current or timeless it sounded. It might as well have been written this year. These are the passage I read:
I couldn’t agree more.
The “game” is to keep us separated and in a low frequency. Winning the game, is to first raise our own frequency and then unify with others in the pursuit of the good, true and abundant. And even though 2020 seemed like things were falling apart, people have really become more interested, awake and unified than ever before. They are asking all the right questions about Health, Government, Freedom, Community, Civil Rights, etc. But it took a crisis to awaken from complacent comfort.
The book is vintage reality creation and I decided not to give it away just yet.
The means and the end are one
A short paragraph from my upcoming book “The State of Flow”.
Liking to do things for their own sake, benefits presence, focus and calm. Examples:
I am not hosting a dinner party to win friends, to show off my cooking skills or to secure a business contract, but because I like dinner parties.
I am not meditating to become enlightened, I am meditating because I treasure meditative silence.
I am not going to the Gym to lose weight, I am going for the joy of physical movement itself.
I am not writing this book to impress people, I am writing because I like writing and researching.
I am not learning to play the piano so that I become famous, I am learning because I like the sound of a piano.
The activity is seen not seen as a means to an end, but as the means and the end. Ideally. But there are exceptions: When I mow my lawn, am I doing that because I enjoy the sound of the lawnmower and the smell of fresh cut grass? To be honest, I am mowing so that the place looks tidy – as a means to an end.
But if I only do it as a means to something better, I won’t enjoy it and I’ll miss the beauty of the present. What’s the point of wasting my whole lawn-mowing-time wishing I were somewhere else? There is no point to it. It only separates me from myself.
Believe it or not, much of society is built up as a means to something else. “Working jobs you don’t want, to buy stuff you don’t need, to impress people you don’t like”.
To liberate yourself, cut down activities that are a mere means. Or delegate them. Or at least find something about them you can enjoy. During lawnmowing, I can enjoy the sunshine, the birds, the breeze, the neighbors, the cats and dogs. It’s a welcome time of rest, especially from writing on computer screens.
The accumulation of activities that are a mere means to something else, is what makes people so unhappy. They make you forever chase something else, but all your life, love and power are in the here and now.
Relaxing into the now means heightened interest, heightened determination and lower ego. Conscientious people are more likely to experience relaxed focus on their work, having less self-criticism and anxiety.
How do you feel, when your child is only talking to you because they want something from you? They are using you as a means to an end, there is no real interest in you. I guess it’s normal for children to do that, but as an adult, wouldn’t it be more pleasant to have an actual interest in the person you are talking to? If you are impatiently waiting to get something from them, the interaction can become awkward. Good salespeople show genuine interest. Bad sales people don’t give a damn.
If you have trouble focusing on something, it’s because you are not really interested in the thing you are “supposed to” be focusing on. As a consequence, you harden your focus. Sadly, mass schooling is run on this kind of forced fake-interest. Mass schooling is actually a mass dumbing-down, because you could achieve much more with interest-oriented learning. In this case, you either choose something more interesting to focus on, or you calm down to a point, where you can stop treating the thing as a means to something else, but as something interesting, worthwhile, beautiful in and of itself. A little secret: In a higher state of consciousness, anything looks interesting…yes, even tax forms.
Other excerpts from the upcoming book can be found here:
For more success, ignore mainstream advice
For more success, ignore mainstream advice. For more happiness, avoid the crowds.
Today I am going on a weeklong vacation. I chose this day, because everyone else’s January vacation has come to an end. Streets, Hotels and Mountain Slopes are crowd-free and it will be wonderful.
Why are there traffic jams? Because “everyone” leaves work around the same time. A more flexible society would let people start and end their work whenever they like. When I employ people for jobs, I never tell them when to work. It’s none of my Business. Nor how to work. None of my Business! I just give them the outcome desired and how much I’ll pay for it. And by when I want the result. The details are up to them. If mainstream companies were run this way, it would appear chaotic, but it would get much more done.
I don’t follow the mainstream, because that’s the stuff “everybody” says and does. The reasoning is simple: 99% of the population are not all that rich, healthy and successful. That means the advice they followed, is not that good.
Does this mean I’m a misanthrope? No. I realize that most people have good intentions with their advice. Parents who give their kids bad advice, do so out of love. Their intentions are pure, but the mind is easily programmed with false information. The Ego naively believes whatever it picks up.
Most people think that taking “package vacation” is a good idea. But is it really a good idea to wade through crowded airports, roads and beaches to finally get sunburned and drunk? Aren’t there more rejuvenating experiences to be had at much lower cost?
Where do people end up who follow mainstream advice?
Contrast that with the beautiful, near-empty beaches you see me at in my Videos. 😛
The advice of “most people” is to “get a job”. I was told so early on. After about 7 years of “having jobs” I realized that employment was helping the employer succeed, not myself. So I became self-employed and more successful. That’s 7 years of my life wasted thanks to “mainstream advice”. My success started when I began ignoring what I had been told.
I was told I need to go to College if I want a good job. But most people I knew, who had gone to College, were in debt and unemployed. Maybe College wasn’t the only answer anymore. And it wasn’t “a job” I was looking for, but a career, a life purpose. The advice should not be “get a job”, it should be “discover your life purpose”! And you might be better off learning-by-doing, than sitting in a room hearing someone else lecture.
There is no end to the madness of crowds. Do you think that if Covid-19 had never been reported on, anyone would notice that it exists?
The mis-education of people is driven by mass media, which I have been avoiding since 30 years. If you favor accurate information, I recommend you avoid it to. It is made by less than successful people for less than successful people.
The reality in my view, is that eggs neither lower nor heighten your risk of diabetes. Human Beings just want to have something to talk about continually, so they make up stories. The mind continually makes up stories and our media is a reflection of that.
Here’s a more recent example of mainstream delusion:
How dumb do you have to be, not to know that a U.S. President cannot pardon a non-U.S. Citizen who has never been convicted on U.S. Soil? And yet, in January 2021, the worlds crowds chanted for Julian Assange to “be pardoned” by the President.
How much time and energy was wasted trying to get Assange “pardoned” by Trump? Had I made a twitter post saying “Assange can’t be pardoned by President Trump because he was not convicted in the U.S.” I’d have mainstreamers respond: “So you are against pardoning Assange? What kind of idiot are you?” or “So you are for pardoning Assange? What kind of idiot are you?”. But I didn’t say whether I am for or against freeing Assange, did I? Such can be the madness of crowds and the reason I don’t bother commenting on most “current events”.
For the record, I favor freeing Assange. Journalism is in such a dire state (see images above), because we have locked up genuine truth-tellers.
I’d go so far as to say that every success I have ever had, came from doing the opposite of mainstream advice, of going against the crowd.
Mainstream advice told me to find a partner similar to me. I looked for a partner different from me and found happiness.
Mainstream advice told me to buy a house and live in it. I bought a house and rented it out and found financial gain
Mainstream advice gave us the following food Pyramid in the 1980s and 1990s. Ever since I do the exact opposite of it (except for the sweets), my health is perfect.
Could it be that this kind of advice, put out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was put out because the U.S. has an excess of wheat and somehow needs a market for it? In other words, is “mainstream advice” susceptible to special financial interests, and therefore questionable? That’s something to ponder.
If I do not follow mainstream advice, then what? 1) Research and 2) Listening to the Heart. Research means to study a subject before making major decisions on it. And listening to the heart means to become silent and feel. The heart is uninfluenced by peer pressure, current “trends”, parents, school, media, history – the external world. How do I really feel about a thing? About a choice? About a person? About a path? Such an important question. Don’t let how you really feel be drowned out by the noise of the crowds. Your soul is not of this Earth and has a different viewpoint. You are in the world, but not of it. And if you wish your life to be a fantastic success, listen to your Heart.
The space in which thoughts arise
A Meditation for a lighter state of consciousness. Leave between 15 and 120 seconds for each item.
You think thoughts are important?
You’d like to share your thoughts?
You’d like to know my thoughts?
There is something more important than thoughts: The space in which thoughts arise. And who thoughts arise to.
Softly put attention on thought or become aware of your stream of thought. Keep it there for a minute.
Thoughts arise and fade away like waves in the ocean. They come and go.
While putting attention on thought, can you also be aware of the space and silence in which thought arises?
You’ve spent a lifetime reading and listening to peoples thoughts, opinions, ideas, beliefs. And your own. But what about the space that contains them?
Every thought begins and ends, starts and fades, arises and decays. Could you become aware of the space and silence before and after a thought? Could you keep awareness of that for a minute or more?
Could you be aware of the space and silence around thoughts as well as the space and silence permeating thoughts?
While softly putting attention on thoughts, could you at the same time, become aware of where, in the body, thoughts arise? Does thought appear to arise from the foot, the knees, the hips, the stomach, the chest, the throat, the forehead or elsewhere?
Yes, if you take the time to look, you’ll find that thoughts typically arise from locations in the body or your energy field.
While softly putting attention on thoughts, could you at the same time, become aware of where thoughts fade away?
Could you put awareness on where thoughts arise and where they fade away, and the silence and space before and after thought?
Could you now become aware of who all these thoughts occur to? Who is having these thoughts? What is this sense of self for who thoughts arise?
And could you, at the same time, be aware of the silence and space surrounding this sense of self?
Could you repeat this meditation a few more times, until it becomes normal to not only be aware of thoughts but of the space and silence they arise in?
An audio-version of this Meditation can be Downloaded here: Member Downloads, section “Awareness Meditations”, title “The Space in which thoughts arise”.
How Reality Creation was used to escape imprisonment
I was browsing through the 1990 book Escape from Controlled Custody, from my Library of Survivalist Books. One chapter, features different ways that prison inmates have escaped from confinement. I discovered that most of successful escapes use the method of Acting-As-If, which is one of the essential Reality Creation tools.
Even more interesting: The role-play or acting-as-if method is used by prisoners of war (soldiers and officers),less by common criminals. Criminals use more simple (but much less successful) methods, such as tunnel digging, whereas POWs use the more successful role-playing. That says something about the difference in consciousness levels!
From the book:
I have a few stories of my own. Many years ago, I was contacted by a South Korean, who wanted me to help her sister escape North Korea. She had some way of getting messages to her sister, but naturally wouldn’t share them with me. I instructed the sister to go through the entire successful escape from start to finish, in every detail and every day, for months – backwards. She was to start by imagining hugging her sister and then work back from there: What happened before that? And before that? And how did you get to that point? And what happened before that? She was priming her subconscious and body-memory to a successful escape.
The most crucial part of the escape was a river in the wilderness. It was awfully cold. Most who attempted to escape on that route, in the winter, died. But if one could survive it, escape was fairly straightforward. That’s why visualizing warmth and comfort during the crossing of the river, was the most important part of the daily visualization. Every day, she went through a meditation routine where she would see herself going the whole journey. I cannot share more details of the story, except to say that, in the end, it was successful and also involved elaborate role-playing after she had reached China. We had forgotten to add any visualization for the trip from China to South Korea and it proved almost ass difficult as escaping North Korea. In the end, she achieved her goal and is now safe and happy with her sister, the last I heard.
Whether we can leave or enter a place, is not only determined by external factors. It also depends on our inner state.
When I was 17 and 18 I used to get into dance clubs by saying to the doorkeeper “They are with me”, pointing to my friends standing behind me. This implied that the doorkeeper was somehow supposed to know who I am and that my VIP-status entitled me to get other people into the club. 9 times out of 10, this trick worked. If I didn’t use the trick, we’d often be rejected at the door. Only once, it did not work and the gatekeeper boomed “And who the fuck are YOU?”. It was an embarrassing moment. All the other times, it worked because only a VIP would talk that way and the doorman and they wouldn’t dare question it.
Once, I entered a country on an expired Visa. It had expired months ago, but neither the airport check-in, nor the immigration officers, noticed. What helped was, that I didn’t know it had expired. I only discovered that while flipping through my passport on the way to the Hotel. Because I assumed that all was well, I felt well and so all went well.
This article is not to imply that you should embark upon a career as a con-artist. It is to say that, if you ever find yourself in a critical situation, it is important to maintain a good, calm, joyful inner state. Even if you had a gun pointed at you, you should not give in to fear. Keep attention on a more pleasant scenario. This could save your life. It is impossible for you to feel good, at a fundamental level and experience something bad.
If you ever find yourself in a crucial situation, learn to maintain a good state. Even if you have a gun pointed at you, do not give in to fear and keep your attention on a more pleasant scenario. It is impossible for you to feel something good and experience something bad. But if you succumb to fear, a bad experience becomes possible.
A Time for Civil Disobedience
Worldwide death rates have stayed much the same for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. That’s a fact anyone can look up. Whether people die from the common flu, cancer, car accidents or from COVID, the fatality rate remains the same. Death is an unavoidable fact of life and no amount of legislation, lockdown or vaccine has changed that. If your time has come to pass on to the next life, even wearing three sanitized masks won’t change that. The organizing principle of creation (you call it Nature, Universe or God) has a plan for a pre-determined amount of births and deaths. Some have written that the moment of your death was determined before you were even born.
In places without lockdown, death rates were no higher or lower in percentage, than in places with lockdown. That too is a fact that you can look up.
Tyrants in History, have always liked the idea of “the greater good” to justify their oppression. In 2020 and 2021 I have coached many good people who were forced out of Business “for the greater good”. It’s not their neighbors who have asked them to stop running their Business, it’s “the Government”, whatever that is. Within the year, I have worked with:
a Gym owner,
a Restaurant owner,
the owner of a tourist activities company,
an owner of Hotels,
a traveling photographer
and a few others. These people come from different countries – USA, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and Morocco. You’d think they are different countries, but they all appear to follow the same failed collectivist politics. In each case, the State forced them to shut down their Business. If they didn’t, they were either penalized or arrested. Then they were coerced into taking loans from the Government and to be in their debt. Using the words “forced” and “coerced” here, is entirely appropriate. Businesses and countless families that depend on them, have been destroyed. All for “the greater good”. People being forced to take loans from a specific source, is no different than a mafia shakedown. And this is what we call “the Government”?
These Businesses and families are the backbone of our society. Strategists are dazzled: Entire nations have been subdued without a single shot being fired!
When they come to me for Coaching, what am I supposed to tell them? Reality Creation Coaching assumes that it is allowed for a person to offer products or services they like, in exchange for money. When the time comes where that is no longer allowed, I will discard Reality Creation Coaching and teach civil disobedience instead.
I know, there are many who demand lockdowns and restrictions. I respect that. They are scared. Maybe you are among those who demand lockdowns. If so, please consider this: Fear attracts the things you are afraid of. Have no fear and you become largely immune to illness. You might say “We should have lockdowns because the majority wants lockdowns”. But that’s not how a free society works. The will of the majority should not erase the civil rights of a minority. Even if you disagree with my stance on COVID, the shift of Governments worldwide toward overt dictatorship should worry you. Rules are implemented without examination, discussion or votes. The views of a large part of trained medical doctors are ignored. People are snitching on their neighbors. In many countries, freedom of travel, movement, association and speech are suspended – without any vote being counted!
Should the interests of the individual be suppressed for “the greater good”? No. A Government that uses the “greater good” concept has failed to work things out between different parties, has failed to respect the rights of one group of people in favor of another. A Government that sacrifices the prosperity of Millions for the hypothetical health of a dozen, has either utterly failed, or has a hidden agenda.
Even if you disagree with me on Covid-19, don’t you think that Government measures should have been openly discussed?
Who defines “greater good”? For who is it good? Covid, so far, has been very good for the wealth of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Netflix, Google and Microsoft. Covid has been the greatest wealth transfer from middle to upper class in History. It hasn’t been good for the middle class.
And what do lockdowns keep us safe from? From social interaction? From living independent of Government handouts? Does it keep a child safe to no longer have friends and instead stare at screens all day? The social, psychological and physical consequences of lockdowns are much worse than having flu symptoms for a week.
I see some colleagues of mine, saying that lockdowns should be “embraced” and we should think positively about them. I’m all for making the best of a situation. But should they really be embraced, or should they be defied?
If we were talking about an actual pandemic – you know, the kind that fills hospitals, then nobody would be talking civil disobedience. But hospitals stand empty. Remember when you were told that lockdowns would solve the issue? And it didn’t? Remember when you were told that vaccines would solve the issue? And now they are saying they don’t, because there are “mutations” of the virus and you’ll have to stay out of Business indefinitely?
And remember when thousands of restaurants across Italy, defied Government orders to close? That was coordinated and peaceful civil disobedience. Or maybe you don’t remember it, because you didn’t hear about it. And maybe you didn’t hear about it because you only read mainstream news. And maybe that’s evidence that mainstream news is state-sponsored propaganda. 😉 In any case, many Italians kept their restaurants open and there was nothing “the Government” could do about it, because we-the-people are the real Government. We outnumber public officials by about 700 000. YOU are the Government! For every public official, there are 700 000 people. It is our own will that determines our reality. If enough people keep their Businesses open, there is nothing they can do about it.
Or can they? Well, they could behave like the CCP and send in police to haul people off to prison. But if they did that, it would reveal that they are not on our side, which would eventually cause an even greater uprising. So that’s unlikely to happen. But to make sure that never happens, more people need to practice peaceful civil disobedience.
You may think that the act of one person has no influence at all, but it does. Your influence is accumulative.
“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so”
Around the beginning of January, I acquired a large amount of Bitcoin. Half a year ago, I also acquired a good amount of silver. It was the first time in my life that I bought either of these. There was no specific reason for it. Then, in February 2021, both silver and bitcoin shot up in value, giving me significant earnings.
A friend of mine, who has been obsessing over investments for decades, said to me: “You know your stuff, don’t you. You know more than you let on”. In reality, I know next to nothing about the market. I don’t even know why my bitcoin is suddenly worth tens of thousands of Dollars more. I assume it’s because Elon Musk said that his company would accept Bitcoin? Fine. But really, I don’t know a thing about Bitcoin, Silver, the stock market or even the market in general. I do not read Investment Blogs, do not follow investment trends.
“What’s your approach, Fred?”, “What’s your method, Fred?”. Well, I don’t think anyone should follow my investment advice, because I am:
Happy-Go-Lucky people succeed naively. They don’t have a plan, a strategy or any particular attachment. We do not obsess over money. Money is an Illusion. Bitcoin is even more of an Illusion. It only has reality because people believe it does. Bitcoin doesn’t even exist as a tangible value. Silver is less of an Illusion, but the value ascribed to it, is. Silver is stuff dug up from the ground and then labeled as “valuable”. The same with the US Dollar. It has value because people say it does. But really, it’s just paper that symbolizes value. Bitcoin is just numbers on a screen. Silver is just a clunk of stuff dug up from the ground. Real Estate? Now that’s real value. That’s why it’s called REAL Estate.
My friend, who obsesses over money, told me I need to sell my Bitcoin now, because it’s at it’s height. But I’m not. Whether it goes up or down in value, doesn’t bother me. If it goes down, oh well. If it goes up, fine. All this stress people have over money, is ridiculous. I don’t see my bitcoin, US-Dollars or silver as real assets. My real assets are my books.
The point of this article: Don’t be scared. Your true assets are inside you. They cannot be taken away from you. EVER. You can generate abundance over and over, at any time, any place. Knowing that, is being truly rich. Winning or losing money “in the market” is irrelevant.
“Oh, all that new agey talk sounds nice Fred, but my investments feed my family!”.
Chill out. Your investments don’t feed your family. If anything, it’s your intuitive talent for investing, that feeds your family. And if you have that intuitive talent today, you can still have it in 10 years. And then you’ll always be on the safe side, financially. It’s all INSIDE. That’s not new agey talk. Don’t you trust that you can provide for yourself and others? If not, isn’t that the first problem? Doesn’t that problem need to get fixed first, before we talk about investing?
I say it’s the first thing to fix: Your feeling that you are creative, smart and capable of creating and generating abundance now and in the future. If you have that, you stop worrying and all else false into place.
The term happy-go-lucky is a real word in the English language. And it reveals something interesting about life: People who are happy…they go lucky! That means, there is no such thing as “luck” for no reason. To be lucky, you first have to be in a higher energy, you have to be happy. Happy goes Lucky. And indeed, I know a few languages in which the words “Happiness” and “Luck” are the same word! No difference! People I have taught languages to in the past were confused: How do I know it’s “Luck” vs. “Happiness” if its the same word? is what they’d ask me. And now I say: You don’t, because they are one and the same.
Holoportation Technology is now a reality
Visualized for hundreds of years in science fiction (which is not really fiction!), “holoportation” is now a reality. The implications are far reaching. Some day I will have a hologram of me conduct seminars across the whole world. See Video below.
Identity Shifting, Multiple Personality Disorder or Possession?
A friend was recounting a story about his grandmother changing personality at times. In one identity she was frail and weak, barely able to walk. In the other identity she was able to carry two heavy gas canisters on each shoulder.
In response, I relayed a story of how I used to play soccer with a group of seniors, aged 60 to 90 (!). Some of them had difficulty walking. Some held on to rails. But when they were on the playing field, it was as if they had changed identity. They ran quick as rabbits. When it came to scoring, their limp mysteriously vanished.
In my 2006 book Parallel Universes of Self, I ascribe reality shifts to changes in Identity. If you can shift self-image, you shift what you experience. I also wrote about Multiple Personality Disorder and how patients radically change, depending on which Identity they are occupying.
My friend telling me about his grandmother, triggered another, less pleasant memory of my grandmother changing her personality. It was a forgotten memory until that moment. How could I have forgotten? I hadn’t even remembered while writing “Parallel Universes of Self”. How expert we are at repressing unattractive truths!
As a child I sometimes stayed overnight at my grandmothers. I enjoyed that. But at sometimes, her personality changed. There was a side she never showed on family visits in the daytime. In those strange hours, there was a different presence permeating the house and it terrified me. When she went into this persona, she quit talking or showing any interest in me. Looking at her face I saw “my grandmother” was no longer there. How unsettling! It felt like a man had entered her body and not just any man, but one filled with silent rage. When it happened, I’d usually retreat to the bedroom and pretend to be sleeping. “Grandmother” would then engage in uncharacteristic activities. Instead of sitting in her reclining chair watching TV or reading a book, she’d wander around the house and rummage through shelves and closets, as if looking for something.
What is going on here? Just a child’s imagination run wild? I don’t think so. The presence was alien, nothing like my grandmother. When the presence arrived, I could feel it before I even saw her. She might be in another room and I knew she was no longer herself before she entered the room I was in. She wouldn’t say a word, wouldn’t smile, wouldn’t interact. In her normal state, she talked to me at length about History, World Events and the Family. But under the weird spell, she ceased all communication and wouldn’t even tuck me in or say goodnight.
Insight: Both entity possession and identity shifting, as I teach it in my coaching, give you a new personality and new skills. Either can provide superhuman strength or unusual ability. In fact, one day before writing this article, I had to use the technique. I was kayaking out in the open ocean, but the weather had changed. The waters had become difficult to navigate. As I am not experienced in kayaking, I felt unsettled. To quell my fears and make it out of the waters alive, I had to shift my identity. I imagined myself to be an experienced man of the sea, who had spent his entire lifetime in kayaks and boats. The identity shift helped me find the calm to return to safety.
And that’s the difference between identity-shifting and multiple personality disorder or entity possession. Identity-Shifting is deliberate. It’s consciously chosen.
I have walked over hot coals without burning my feet or getting blisters. That was at a Tony Robbins Seminar I attended more than a quarter century ago (how time flies!). I achieved the state by imagining I am made of Ice and the hot coals are made of ice. I stomped my feet to the music, imagining the ice for twenty minutes, before venturing on to the hot coals.
But I’ve also seen a woman eat hot coal, without getting any burns or blisters on her face. This was at a festival in North Africa. But the situation was much less inspiring than me walking over hot coal. She was not being herself and was not eating the hot coal voluntarily and everyone could tell. People were appalled. Her eyes kept rolling out of her eye sockets and she made horrific gurgling noises. That’s entity possession.
Is it in fact entity possession or MPD? Is there a difference? I don’t know. Those are just two different labels to describe a very real phenomenon. One is a spiritual label, the other is a medical label.
What I do know is that a shift in Identity creates remarkable changes. Those blind can see, those poor become rich, those fearful become fearless. But consciously choosing a new identity, vs. having a foreign id-entity take over are on two opposite ends of the spectrum of empowerment.