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Preparing Yourself

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Spatial cartographers are also busy mapping the Great Labyrinth of Spaces, in which each space is connected to every other space, meaning that you can get to anywhere else from here. It is key to know that when maneuvering a thoughtmap, the closer your thoughtmap matches reality, the more precisely your maneuvers change the world.

The burning question becomes: how do you prepare yourself for shifting context with your thoughtware?

An optimal place to begin is by questioning the thoughtmaps you are presently using. You may not be able to do this on your own, because your thoughtmaps may defend themselves by confusing you about what you observe and experience during earnest questioning. Questioning the origin and purpose of your current thoughtmaps may be far more effective with a small team of intrepid adventurers meeting weekly for this specific purpose.


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Should you happen to resonate with what has so far been suggested in this essay and you wish to activate the process in a small group of your own, the following is a small list of possible thoughtmaps to begin questioning:

What are your thoughtmaps about who you think you are? Are you Jewish? Moslem? Christian? Are you a spiritual student? Are you Chinese? Palestinian? American Indian? Black? Red? Are you upper class? Lower class? Are you a woman? A man? A daughter? A son? Are you a manager? Shaman? Artist? Are you underprivileged? Are you of the ruling class? Are you an alcoholic? A computer sex addict? Are you handicapped? Are you a victim? For example, once I lived three months in the Philippines. Eventually I got to know a village man well enough that he could complain to me. He said, "You are an American. You have money, an American passport. You can travel all around the world. I am Philippino. I am poor. I am trapped here and can't go anywhere." I said, "This is not true. You are a human being and I am a human being. The only difference between us is our thoughtware. If you had the thoughtware that I have and you were in your same circumstances, you could be anywhere in the world by tomorrow." He said this was wrong! He really was stuck there! I said, "If you took away my passport and my money I could be anywhere I want tomorrow. If I gave you all my money and a valid American passport you would still be a poor Philippino and not know how to use them. You would be stuck in your old thoughtmaps."

Question your thoughtmaps. What are you? If you shift your self-identity thoughtmaps you shift what is possible and impossible for you. (Secret Hint #33: The most powerful and interesting identity I have ever discovered is being a Possibility Manager (google it"). Try the experiment of authorizing yourself to be a Possibility Manager with the highest priority, far above any other identity you might ordinarily use, for two weeks. No matter what happens stay being a fully activated Possibility Manager. See what happens.)

What are your thoughtmaps about the resources available to you? Do you think your resources are money? Your stock portfolio? Income properties? Investors with capital? Do you still think you need money to survive? How does holding to these ordinary modern-culture thoughtmaps actually cut you off from your resources of imagination, your energetic center, your being the Earth, your bubble of personal space, your grounding cord, your being of service through Bright Principles, your stellated archetypes, your Gremlin, your pearl, your archetypal lineage, your tool-belt with voice blaster, clicker, sword of clarity, wand of declaration, orthogonal paint brush, disk of nothing, bag of things, Is-Glue and Dissolver? Your ability to inner-navigate your feelings, connecting heart to heart through the Boxes, listening, completing communications, instigating meta-conversations, shifting purpose, holding and navigating discovery-space, creatively collaborating with other initiated adults and going nonlinear?

What are your thoughtmaps about what is stopping you from doing what you came here to do? About what is possible for you right now? Do you still think that your personal, physical, cultural or social circumstances determine what is possible for you right now?

What are your thoughtmaps about who or what has power over you? Do you still think it is the government? The law? Tax collectors? Police? The doctor? Your mother? Your father? Society? Your past? Your fear-inspired stories? The vampire voices in your head?

Do you still blame others? Do you still believe your own complaints? Do you still try to be right? Try to make others wrong? Make excuses? Justify your positions? Secretly plot revenge?

Do you still experience jealousy? Guilt? Shame? Envy? Greed?

Do you still give credibility to emotions instilled by external authorities? From company brands? From a religion? From the television? Do you still leave their hidden purposes unquestioned?

Do you still think you should know? Are you still trying to be perfect?

Do you still hold beliefs? Do you still think you don't have enough time?

In each case the experiment is to invent and implement new thoughtmaps, and refuse to get off it for an extended period of time, then see what happens. (Note: Upgrading your thoughtmaps has NOTHING to do with positive thinking, affirmations, a method, or wishful thinking. Try something completely different. The clarity of a new thoughtmap ignites unquenchable inner inspiration for new action.)

 

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