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11/14/88 Document 418N Copyright (c) Jan M. Cox, 1988
There is a specific time lag, internally and personally, between someone thinking they want to change and change itself. I can expand my description of this lag by mapping it onto the Three Circuits of the nervous system. Let's start on a simple and obvious level. At the physical level of the Red Circuit it takes 24 hours for your body to fully note the food you ingest. There is no way that you can prime up your body an hour before you run a race; you would have to do it the day before. Conversely, if you have been drinking heavily and suddenly you quit it takes weeks for the alcohol to get out of your blood. At the Red Circuit level, no one really questions that there is a time lag. Taking this into a new area, there is also an emotional lag. There is no such thing as a quick emotional fix. Any immediate emotional change is likely to be written up in the scientific journals. In the movies you often have the scenario of a guy on the couch for 20 years, then suddenly he remembers something his mother said. Suddenly, he says to the psychiatrist: "You know how I told you over and over about how my mother said 'Your father never loved me as much after you were born?' Well, I just remembered, when she said that she had a bagel in her hand! Now I understand! Now it all makes sense!" There seems to be quick emotional change. So there can be apparent immediate change at the Blue Circuit level, but it is rare. The reality is that even if you decide with all your molecules to change the way you treat people, there would be a time lag between your decision and your actually changing. Even if you do go on to accomplish it, you cannot do it right then. Since we now have only the great old Yellow Circuit -- man's intellect -- left, are you ready? Based upon what I have just laid out as groundwork, could you now note that in the Yellow Circuit change can be instantly noted and immediately useful? It is the one area -- as compared with a man's apparent physical existence or emotional being, where change could be instantaneous. This happens at a basic and crude level that everyone can observe. You're on your way to a job interview and you have to be there in 5 minutes and you're lost. You pull over and ask for directions. Some guy tells you "two blocks to the right, then make your first left." You note it and you can use it right away. Or you can read a book and immediately see something useful. There is nothing strange or debatable about it. No one, except someone involved with This, ever notes that their own experience is a continual source of new information. At both the ordinary level
I must have gotten a defective one. But. Compared with the Red and Blue Circuits. But that is the appeal of mind altering drugs and alcohol. back to the Yellow Circuit. but they are usually not that different. I believe they call it in the City -. no one takes advantage of its capabilities. They are usually duller. but they are not exactly the same person. They may end up in an institution. All of this begins to make maximum use of another feature of the Yellow Circuitry. There is a limit to how tall you will ever be. People can take only so much duress. people in the City cannot expand the mind without limit. including alcohol. live another 30 or 40 years. They can go too far with drugs and they snap. well. Under ordinary conditions. The emotional body can be stretched to the point where it is permanently deformed. Starting off again at the good old comfortable physical level. lose weight. but note that if the mind is infinite. pressure or emotional change before they. they're a cheap ticket to expansion. the person is not that much different to the outside observer. I believe they call it in the City -. You realize that "if the human mind is infinite. The limits within which a person can emotionally stretch are quite defined and refined. If the stress goes too far and the body cannot come back within the elastic limits of their being. they will crack and may have to be treated or put away. build muscle and lose muscle.and at the level of New Intelligence. information experienced through the Yellow Circuit can be assimilated and immediately used to close in gaps and fill in the lags. then. Someone can apparently undergo a religious epiphany and think their whole life is different. put on weight. it will break." I'm not saying it is impossible for the mind to be infinite. But you have to operate within certain molecular and atomic limits or you will. All you have to do is take a look inside yourself to realize that you keep thinking the same things over and over again. or even out in the woods of Northern California. and if you stretch it too much. There is a similar elastic limitation on the emotions. to expand the mind or consciousness. the Yellow Circuit has a more elastic body. their whole emotional body is different for a time. The Yellow Circuit also has an elastic body. it's easy to see that there is a limit to how fat or how skinny you can get. Compared with the other two. You can play with the body.die. They may have stopped some behavioral habits. When someone loses a close family member. Now. A good example is people taking drugs of all sorts. apparently more passive. They may still function. as though the wind was knocked out of their sails. You can see the elasticity of a person's emotional life. it is not. .crack up. First let me point out that although people love to write that the human mind is infinite. the restraints are hardly in the same ball game.
not angels or spirits from the heavens. You see that the spots are all connected because they are on the skin of the same animal. fully realized change in the intellect. You apply pressure and push the elastic limit of the body of the intellect. and the skin of the animal is alive. but they ordinary find no significance therein. You look across the spectrum of time and you can find no time that there were not leopards. that is what you are after: a permanent. If you stretch your intelligence to a New Intelligence. that there are gaps and that these gaps create some success in Life. to change the operations of your own nervous system. Throughout history. Whenever this happened. They would pray or meditate. History is so spotty. all it was was a fully realized instant utilization of intellectual change.000 years ago). You cannot use anything except what seem to be selfinduced. You cannot use drugs. If it is at all possible. self-produced drugs to change the hormonal flows. You have to begin to see. They might do emotional things: go out in the street and tell people to spit on them or beat them. past the 4-Dimensional sense of time running through everything. you have to do this to yourself.can be closed up just a quickly as closing the gap between two neurons. At the real heart of my sketching is seeing and using the immediate possibilities of new information. instead of that being damaging. you see leopards everywhere. And to be able to use incoming new . including the need for people to be validated in everything they think.these gaps -. but instantaneous. You then no longer see spots. realizing that in the Yellow Circuit you do not have the time lag that is involved in more physical or emotional changes. extraordinary states." Doing that sometimes kind of softens up the being of a man to the point where this change of mind can occur and when that happens. just in your own intelligence. A Revolutionist has the real and immediate possibility of stretching intelligence into a New Intelligence. That's what knocked 'em down -. A so-called mystic comes back and says "my mind was blown" (if they had such terminology 1. in the guise of religion. feel and do. only a real trooper has the possibility of stretching the elasticity of the mind to the point where it won't snap back. there is no assistance. there are stories of great mystical. you can close up gaps. it makes the history books. You have to see that these holes -. self-inflicted deformity. The gaps are everywhere. You then no longer see just leopards. fill in missing pieces.Only a Revolutionist. I can't resist going aside for a moment to try and get you to piece together some history. All that was simply an attempt to change the hormonal balance to result in a genetic effect -. In pursuing this kind of experience people used to fast. beat themselves and even do strange things like go without sex. to the point that it does not snap back. Even at the most basic level people are able to instantly note and use new information. and otherwise. But. you see leopards.and they called it "spiritual. All you have is spots and no one sees the leopard.
-..your mind tells you that you cannot have it both ways. The truth is you are healthy a little bit.a serious hint. or at best gets you only some success. Just check a book on symbolic logic. something you could solidly work on. binary consciousness says that simply cannot be. so you should do everything possible to remove untoward pressures from the family unit that might exacerbate this genetic predisposition. But here is a great example: social scientists. They might tell a parent "your child is predisposed to shyness. when you CAN do something yourself. real convenient -." If that had some kind of impact on you then you'd be left with just a good old linear arrow. if you do that and get good at doing that in the Yellow Circuit. Well. and then you are healthy a little bit. it is simply real. Ordinary consciousness sees that you have a spot and a stripe and they don't match. Without being absolutely well. You could start a whole new pseudo activity based on the pursuit of health.truly miraculous "emotional" occurrences. impossible. But. self-hypnosis and all kinds of stuff that doesn't work. but truly extraordinary and mystical. whatever you do is NOT extraordinary or mystical. New Intelligence is a dream. even neurobiologists have begun to support a genetic basis for traits like shyness. You would believe you were on to something. a direct path. They may be small miracles. In the City they have faith healing. it may be that you cannot be completely healthy without a new kind of intelligence. So you don't understand that what you have is the outcome of leopards fooling around with tigers and it's all on the same skin of Life. Just check your own malfunctioning City intellect -. City consciousness would consider that a binary impossibility. If you can get your hands on stretching yourself -stretching the elastic limit of the intellect -." Ordinary consciousness cannot see that as an example one part of Life turning to another and telling it.information in a Revolutionary sense is highly unusual." while at the same time conceding that in another part right next to it change is impossible. the really important thing is to be healthy. Within the framework of its own intelligence. In the City it IS impossible. But you can't pursue that. and then you are not healthy.H. It would become a continual backdrop. meditation.you can then turn around and in a sense create your own personal miracles down in the Blue Circuitry. What if I suddenly picked up and left. And. a feedback loop. Someone involved in This has another possibility. you can create what many of you think you need -. Now for an S. and my closing words were: "the one thing I left out. you CAN have it both ways.. All you would ever have would be some success. It may well be that you cannot fuel and produce this New Intelligence unless you are healthy. . City intelligence says that is just hogwash. Except.assuming that you don't like to suffer or have the blues. "You are in charge of doing the seemingly impossible.
of course. Ordinary health bleeds to death. If there's a way in. If you have somewhere to start. leaves you with nowhere to start. but then to be truly intelligent you have to be healthy. You have to at least glimpse my serious hint that without being truly healthy and well you cannot produce and fuel any new intelligence. there's a way out. You can't do that and do This. ordinary health is just small potatoes. a true burglar alarm system. To say that you must be healthy to have intelligence. It is not immoral -. Then you say that something's got to be done. What else do you want? You have to be able to catch on that it's as though you were always jamming a stick in your eye. but you experience only some success. Without both parts you are always keeping score: "Last week I had a cold and now I don't so I must be more healthy. you can get unhealthy. You get better again and you feel. I am talking about another kind of healthy. or you get a cold again. is no conclusion." And. which is no success. or you'll turn your ankle. You should realize that I must mean something different than just ordinary health.not necessarily strong or tall or the right weight on the insurance charts. If you can get healthy. You have to be truly healthy to produce some kind of new intelligence.just quit sticking a stick in your eye. You almost have to have the potential to be unnaturally healthy to do This -. Ordinary consciousness can tell you that you have a genetic predisposition to a certain condition and nothing can be done. next week you'll have a cold again. and remember what I have never said and what cannot really be expressed verbally. "The child cannot help being shy because of his genetic disposition. Then you pull your back." and simultaneously you expect the parents to get over their own genes. but possessing a kind of healthiness that understands when I tell you health is not a fit hobby. . and without new intelligence you will never be completely well. Your ankle gets better. As soon as you have somewhere to start all you are going to get is a finish. There is no such thing as a foolproof burglar alarm. Similarly. Some of you may still feel health is the burning issue of your life. but by comparison. You have to see that anything less than that is some success. of course. the ersatz conclusion which. you must realize you cannot continue using drugs or alcohol to excess. not completely estranged from ordinary health matters. you end up in the great world of some success. Ordinary health fluctuates like the Dow Jones Industrial Average. and you think you've improved. No matter how healthy you are in the City you are going to die. Just note: the greatest athletes that have ever lived up until now have all died. That is Life's method of true protection. but now remember my hint.You have to be able to run this in both directions. That's the idea. Can you turn that inside out and see that if one thing is true then its opposite is true? You say. that's progress!" You seem to be able to measure and chart progress. "Hey.
yet they continue to try to get revenge. vis a vis the first two aspects of one's entire being." Whatever a person can hear they can act upon. in ways that are of no particular consequence. That is. then you have to find out what else you can do with this Yellow Circuit ability. it may come down to the matter of being truly healthy. If you belong in This. Frozen peas are not as good as fresh peas. consider yourself immobilized. Your parents should have been more particular about the environmental effect they had on you. Revenge is a great specific example that I have not used before. Look at the potential that nobody else exercises. then producing New Intelligence may not be possible. It may literally be impossible. Likewise.you're in an untenable position. notice that there IS revenge in the world. in a very specific manner. People denounce it. But stored experience is never as good as fresh food. The Yellow Circuit. But. You do this in crude inescapable ways such as taking directions or learning how to do a mathematical problem. You are where you are. You can even conjure up an image of his little weasel face and how you felt when the bus pulled out and he waved out the window. You have to realize. on the surface. if you have to have it one way or the other then you are immobilized. You do have a genetic propensity to be shy and you can't help it you poor little kid. that rather than "shame on them" it is "shame on you." and you . Large segments of Life's body denounce revenge. It will still take you a while to lose 10 pounds if that's the point.it is too much of a looking backward. You do this like everyone else in the City. It is. you will never be truly healthy. Memory is like freezedried energy: Life stores an experience away and you can relive it later. Looking backward is necessary and converts energy. Most people agree that revenge is a bad thing that is just not right. remembering is not as good as the original thing. If you find that position untenable. and if you truly decide to change your temper. As always in Life. even if it's a little late. at the "some success" level. guess where you are -. If you feel immobilized. Suppose tomorrow someone reminds you of the guy who took $20 from you 30 years ago. Revenge seems to be a question of morality and it is not. I'll apparently change the subject and see if this apparently changes your mind.Beyond that. "Bye. so shame on them. First off. So why is it so roundly and consistently denounced? Because -. can instantly note new information and immediately utilize it. Whatever you begin to see by yourself you can move on up in the Yellow Circuitry. unless you are healthy in a particular way. whatever you find to do will take you a while. but let me tell you why there is revenge. Life needs parts of itself to be caught up in what is called revenge. without some kind of new intelligence. If they had dutifully acted otherwise you would not have been so shy. there must be revenge or there would not be the word or denunciation of the concept.
"Remember that girl you used to go with in college. Experience is not as good warmed over.specifically revenge -." Don't play. all paradoxes. But I want you to see that looking back is not as efficient as what seems to be going on now. that's not possible." "She asked about you and she looks real good for her age. but is not. Compared to other aspects that are possible. But. Revenge seems to be a moral question of some kind. Can you see why I've told you not to comment on what has happened to you? To what avail is that? It is to some avail. that is low level energy conversion. or psychologically. It is possible to convert energy after the fact. that good conversion of energy. ." and you go.realized he had your $20. "Oooh. "I saw your old girlfriend from high school and she asked about you and said she hoped by now you were bald and fat. The truth is. because it is too much of a looking back. revenge has the inclination -. but the avail is back at the City level. Has she still got long hair?" And the guy says "Yeah. that you don't love people from the past as much as those in the present. but is a low level and inefficient conversion. "Gee. "Yeah? Tell me about her. You can feel that hatred." You stand there and for a moment it's like reliving the past. You could explain this crudely as a curse of the poetic gods. or love somebody in the past. You are never going to be able to fuel any kind of new intelligence if you are satisfied with the kind of energy that comes from memory. not only exist. I want to show you what is lurking down inside the murky places in Life's body where all opposites. then you are indeed still using 87 octane leaded gasoline and you will never be able to run a Ferrari off of that. To be aware of revenge requires that you look back down the arrow of apparent 3-Dimensional time." But then you realize you're late for an appointment and you just drop the whole thing and rush off. even though it serves a purpose. Someone says. from the past. No energy gets completely converted. To what avail would that be? In the City it would be to some avail. all over again.to waste time. Trying to hate somebody in the past. being caught up in emotional memories -. but if that is the level. is inefficient. in the relative degree. and was driving a big old Rolls.is very inefficient. but are used.the great potential -. Now back to a larger picture. It's possible. you'd admit that it wasn't as much fun now as it was then." You don't seek revenge for something that hasn't happened yet." You immediately reply. If someone reminds you of the guy who beat you out of $20 or your old girlfriend or boyfriend in high school -. I used to love her. It's always based upon "something that happened to me. all contradictions.don't even play. But if I could get your molecules to speak up and think back to the day it actually happened. I saw her the other day in the store. or Man would not have memory. if that is that quality of fuel you are running on.
" The law didn't say you have to do that. No one has ever accused me of this so I'm doing it for you: If you think I've ever come close to saying that you shouldn't have a memory -. you've just got a room full of junk you don't know what to do with. The stuff's in the room back there. that there is much to be learned from the past. that kind of low-level energy conversion. and all kinds of memories. It is not as though you should have a blank mind.Everyone at the City level can enjoy revenge. if not develop a distaste for. "She said what about me? Wait a minute. of fueling a new intelligence. but can't throw away. personally. That is a fact. if nothing else. Again. You have a memory and sometimes you do have to use it. with the most efficient form of energy conversion.you can't get rid of it. You might think you get something out of your memories. you're done for. oh yeah. Looking backward is always the most inefficient form of energy conversion. if you're satisfied reading the National Enquirer. just to make social conversation. That about wraps it up. or look at it and think "god what a mess. and if that's the way you feel. I don't even like the stuff. parabolically speaking. I do like it. then forget any dreams you have of running a Ferrari. it just said you have to keep the stuff. how will you ever sit down and understand any of the great works of Bishop Berkeley? Every time you are dealing with a looking backward you are not engaged. You are right. then good luck and goodbye. collecting dust. You've got a memory -. So you could say that much of this begins to sound like I'm saying you should have no memory. But unless you can begin to sense.I have come that close. but you don't have to go in and play with it. home . Maybe someone willed all that stuff to you and the law says you've got to store it. but you can almost not use it. But you don't have to open the door and go look at it every time you are reminded it's there. did you get her phone number?" If you want to look at life that way.
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