Now that you have learned to ask questions and get answers, you may have noticed, that not all answers are really helpful. Maybe you had aches after some work, and you ask, whether this particular work was harmful to you. Using a muscle test you may get a yes. You may continue – just to make things clear – and ask, if it was good for you, and again you may get a yes. Now you become insecure and confused. Here it might come in handy to test, just how harmful was the work. Maybe it turns out, that is was only 10% harmful and not really worth mentioning. But as you asked, the answer was given. It was harmful to some degree. And yes, it was good too. Your body loved the movements and work out and rated it as 75% good, despite the 10% strain.
Thus quantifying your questions really gives the testing an other dimension.
Try for instance to recall a moment of strong feelings, lets say anxiety. I remember, I had to make an announcement at my dads 75th birthday. I always felt horrible, when I had to make announcements. I felt horrible all way through the party, until it was done. Now, recalling all of it, I can feel it exactly as if it was right now.
At this very moment, I can validate my anxiety from back then. On a scale from 1-100, where 100 is the worse, how afraid was I? 60? No, worse! 70, maybe 80? I settle with 70.
Not bad! I have just objectified my feeling of anxiety! Not only that; I did it on an occasion, that took place years ago!
Well, as a scientist, you may laugh and shake your head. This is just ridiculous. This is in no way objectified. No, not really. It is not objective as in Richter’s Magnitude Scale of earthquakes. Two earthquakes with the same strength on the Richter’s Scale can be compared, and you might expect similar scenes playing out around such two sites.
Not so with your and my anxiety. Even if you find a scary moment in your life validated to a 70 like mine, these two events cannot be compared. One reason is, that it is a 70 out of 100, and that your 100 may be – or definitely is – different from my 100. This 70 for me came about while making an announcement and maybe your 70 occurred as you faced a lion with nothing but your toothbrush. See the point?
As times go by, even my 100 changes! Therefore back in the days of my fathers 75th birthday, maybe it was not a 70, but rather an 80!
And yet there is something objective to it. 70 out of 100 is nothing less than a comparison. 70 out of 100 equals 70 percent. 70 %. Values in percent are used extensively in statistics and science. You only have to be very careful about what you compare.
Knowing that your 100 of anything basically will change over time, you will never use old and new numbers together. Always catch the numbers fresh, when you need them.
An other problem is to sharpen the question. When you ask, what is the pH of my body? It generates a lot of unsolved questions. First off, the body does not have a certain pH. Your heart and your stomach will have very different acidity. Even two muscles, situated close to each other, can have substantially different pH, because one of them can be influenced by a Paralysis Hangover, which restricts the blood flow, where as the other is not.
Next problem is the pH-scale. As earlier mentioned the body is pretty good at computing big and complex calculations on the fly. But if you ever worked with any kind of exact measurement – even thermometers – you will know, that they have to be calibrated. How are you going to calibrate the pH measuring of your subconsciousness? In order to get it somewhat correct you can add this to your question: … where 7.35 is the most convenient state.
Now the subconscious will adjust any pH, you ask for, to 7.35 as being the best available. But, where did you get that number from? Some science report came up with it, you may respond. You know what? Science reports come up with contradicting truths and numbers all the time. That is how science works on the path of perfection and truth seeking.
Thus we better drop specific numbers, connected to a certain scale, and rather ask for percentages of a desired result.
How about asking for a number, compared to what is the best possible state achievable for your body, under the current conditions?
Or what about asking for a number, compared to what is the best possible state achievable at any time in and with this body?
Can you see, that these questions are specific, yet very different? And that they most certainly will generate different results?
If you just did some few days of partying with almost no sleep and plenty of alcohol and smoking, the best possible state achievable under current conditions will of course be worse than the best achievable, when you just did a hike in the wilderness with tree hugging.
Now that you have opened your sensibility, you can expand it by exercising and measuring things. You will experience, that the things you can measure become more and more subtle. You can ask questions, to which the body never would have given answers by itself. You can test to which extend you enjoy the weekend trips with the family. You can differentiate and determine whether you go because of Grandmas wonderful cakes or because of the silent fishing at the shore. On such an occasion you might be able to make hundreds of validations, which will bring you a huge step forward.
Remember that most things are in flow. Things can and will change, some hither and dither, some dramatically in a split second. Some slowly over many years.
And then of course, there are lots of things, you would never try to validate. Obviously this is the wrong tool for predictions:
How is the whether going to be tomorrow?
Is this lottery ticket going to win?
Will she become a good wife for me?
Yet as your subconsciousness has an almost unlimited calculation power, you might be tempted to forecast things. And with some care, it is possible to grasp a steady changing trend.
A framework for the training
You have patiently read all the exercises over several pages. How should you penetrate the matter? Where as many would be eager to jump the train and get into the deep matter immediately, I earnestly suggest you to calm yourself down. It is easy for some, but for lots of us, this is a totally new world, and chances are, that you loose your patience, if you are not cautious with your efforts.
The diary as bookkeeper
Here, therefore, is a preparation plan in seven steps:
- It is highly recommended that you start out with a new unwritten book. See picture 58.
- Give it a solemn, grandiloquent name to make sure, you take yourself serious.
- Write the index with a dedicated and uplifting foreword describing your dire intend. Subsequently one entry for each of your exercises and a summary for each.
- Rethink the curriculum and consider, which time would be the best to start.
- Tell your loved ones what you are up to. If you don´t do it, they may become insulted already by your first attempts with doing what feels good for you. And of course they might think you have become insane, when you start speaking in terms of percentages of everything.
- Consider to practice each exercise for one or two weeks. This means 6-12 weeks or up to one quarter of a year.
- Find a cardboard calender and enter start date and mark each and every day three month forward with for example a yellow marker.
In the first chapter write yourself warm about why you want and need the abilities waiting at the other end of this path. The more precise you phrase your goals, the easier it will be to know, when you are there!
Now you are ready to start on the first exercise. Read the adequate chapter again and make some entries every day. Even if there seemingly is nothing to write, at least write that! Even if you think you do not have any time, take the few seconds to write that!
When you feel you master the exercise, do it some few more days, just to be sure. You will not loose any time, trust me!
Then finish the chapter with a summary: How far did it bring you on your trip? What challenged you the most? How did you overcome it?
Continue with next chapter. As far as possible continue the previous exercises all way through, without loosing focus on the new one.
Your very personal curriculum could look something like the following:
- Why this book
- Get out of the diapers
- Oust authenticity
- Brainstorm yourself
- Observe sensations
- Simple testing
- Quantify testing
- My first balancing
- My first live results
- How I helped other people
- Plans for the future
58. An example of your own diary
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