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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

Compared with the other two. information experienced through the Yellow Circuit can be assimilated and immediately used to close in gaps and fill in the lags. I believe they call it in the City -. build muscle and lose muscle. They can go too far with drugs and they snap. . but they are not exactly the same person. they will crack and may have to be treated or put away. The limits within which a person can emotionally stretch are quite defined and refined. the Yellow Circuit has a more elastic body. Someone can apparently undergo a religious epiphany and think their whole life is different. and if you stretch it too much. You can play with the body. Under ordinary conditions. lose weight. A good example is people taking drugs of all sorts. I must have gotten a defective one. People can take only so much duress. people in the City cannot expand the mind without limit. pressure or emotional change before they.die. All of this begins to make maximum use of another feature of the Yellow Circuitry. back to the Yellow Circuit. They are usually duller. their whole emotional body is different for a time. live another 30 or 40 years. but note that if the mind is infinite. They may have stopped some behavioral habits. put on weight." I'm not saying it is impossible for the mind to be infinite. But that is the appeal of mind altering drugs and alcohol. well. You can see the elasticity of a person's emotional life. including alcohol. the restraints are hardly in the same ball game. as though the wind was knocked out of their sails. they're a cheap ticket to expansion. When someone loses a close family member. The Yellow Circuit also has an elastic body. it will break. Starting off again at the good old comfortable physical level. But you have to operate within certain molecular and atomic limits or you will. it's easy to see that there is a limit to how fat or how skinny you can get. If the stress goes too far and the body cannot come back within the elastic limits of their being.and at the level of New Intelligence. Now. They may still function. it is not. They may end up in an institution. the person is not that much different to the outside observer. but they are usually not that different. First let me point out that although people love to write that the human mind is infinite. There is a similar elastic limitation on the emotions. I believe they call it in the City -. then. to expand the mind or consciousness. There is a limit to how tall you will ever be. But. apparently more passive. or even out in the woods of Northern California. You realize that "if the human mind is infinite. The emotional body can be stretched to the point where it is permanently deformed. no one takes advantage of its capabilities. Compared with the Red and Blue Circuits. All you have to do is take a look inside yourself to realize that you keep thinking the same things over and over again.crack up.

not angels or spirits from the heavens. They might do emotional things: go out in the street and tell people to spit on them or beat them. They would pray or meditate.Only a Revolutionist. If you stretch your intelligence to a New Intelligence. You have to see that these holes -. past the 4-Dimensional sense of time running through everything. All you have is spots and no one sees the leopard. extraordinary states.can be closed up just a quickly as closing the gap between two neurons. all it was was a fully realized instant utilization of intellectual change. but instantaneous. All that was simply an attempt to change the hormonal balance to result in a genetic effect -. self-inflicted deformity. Even at the most basic level people are able to instantly note and use new information.and they called it "spiritual. A so-called mystic comes back and says "my mind was blown" (if they had such terminology 1. and otherwise. You cannot use anything except what seem to be selfinduced. in the guise of religion. A Revolutionist has the real and immediate possibility of stretching intelligence into a New Intelligence. to change the operations of your own nervous system. feel and do. but they ordinary find no significance therein. realizing that in the Yellow Circuit you do not have the time lag that is involved in more physical or emotional changes. You then no longer see spots. there is no assistance. that there are gaps and that these gaps create some success in Life. At the real heart of my sketching is seeing and using the immediate possibilities of new information. You cannot use drugs. But. instead of that being damaging. You look across the spectrum of time and you can find no time that there were not leopards. If it is at all possible." 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. Throughout history.000 years ago). you see leopards everywhere. You have to begin to see. beat themselves and even do strange things like go without sex. That's what knocked 'em down -. fully realized change in the intellect. to the point that it does not snap back. there are stories of great mystical. Whenever this happened. you can close up gaps. I can't resist going aside for a moment to try and get you to piece together some history. you have to do this to yourself. you see leopards. The gaps are everywhere. it makes the history books. self-produced drugs to change the hormonal flows. only a real trooper has the possibility of stretching the elasticity of the mind to the point where it won't snap back. History is so spotty. You then no longer see just leopards. You see that the spots are all connected because they are on the skin of the same animal. And to be able to use incoming new . and the skin of the animal is alive. In pursuing this kind of experience people used to fast. You apply pressure and push the elastic limit of the body of the intellect. that is what you are after: a permanent.these gaps -. just in your own intelligence. including the need for people to be validated in everything they think. fill in missing pieces.

Except." while at the same time conceding that in another part right next to it change is impossible. But you can't pursue that.truly miraculous "emotional" occurrences. if you do that and get good at doing that in the Yellow Circuit. even neurobiologists have begun to support a genetic basis for traits like shyness. New Intelligence is a dream. 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. when you CAN do something yourself. "You are in charge of doing the seemingly impossible. In the City they have faith healing.. Without being absolutely well.H. you CAN have it both ways. In the City it IS impossible. binary consciousness says that simply cannot be. The truth is you are healthy a little bit. it may be that you cannot be completely healthy without a new kind of intelligence. whatever you do is NOT extraordinary or mystical. the really important thing is to be healthy. something you could solidly work on. City consciousness would consider that a binary impossibility. but truly extraordinary and mystical." If that had some kind of impact on you then you'd be left with just a good old linear arrow. or at best gets you only some success. meditation. impossible. you can create what many of you think you need -.assuming that you don't like to suffer or have the blues.. . What if I suddenly picked up and left. Just check your own malfunctioning City intellect -.a serious hint." Ordinary consciousness cannot see that as an example one part of Life turning to another and telling it. Now for an S. All you would ever have would be some success. and then you are healthy a little bit. But here is a great example: social scientists. Well. and my closing words were: "the one thing I left out. can then turn around and in a sense create your own personal miracles down in the Blue Circuitry. a feedback loop. But. Just check a book on symbolic logic. Ordinary consciousness sees that you have a spot and a stripe and they don't match. You could start a whole new pseudo activity based on the pursuit of health.information in a Revolutionary sense is highly unusual. It would become a continual backdrop.your mind tells you that you cannot have it both ways. Within the framework of its own intelligence. and then you are not healthy. It may well be that you cannot fuel and produce this New Intelligence unless you are healthy. -. Someone involved in This has another possibility. They might tell a parent "your child is predisposed to shyness. a direct path. so you should do everything possible to remove untoward pressures from the family unit that might exacerbate this genetic predisposition. it is simply real. real convenient -. City intelligence says that is just hogwash. self-hypnosis and all kinds of stuff that doesn't work. If you can get your hands on stretching yourself -stretching the elastic limit of the intellect -. You would believe you were on to something. They may be small miracles.

You should realize that I must mean something different than just ordinary health. There is no such thing as a foolproof burglar alarm. and remember what I have never said and what cannot really be expressed verbally. You have to be truly healthy to produce some kind of new intelligence. 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. I am talking about another kind of healthy. It is not immoral -. but then to be truly intelligent you have to be healthy. but you experience only some success. "Hey. but by comparison. You almost have to have the potential to be unnaturally healthy to do This -. which is no success. Similarly. You have to see that anything less than that is some success. ordinary health is just small potatoes. That's the idea. Ordinary health fluctuates like the Dow Jones Industrial Average. but now remember my hint. the ersatz conclusion which. To say that you must be healthy to have intelligence. If you have somewhere to start. you can get unhealthy. "The child cannot help being shy because of his genetic disposition. Then you say that something's got to be done. No matter how healthy you are in the City you are going to die." And.You have to be able to run this in both directions. You get better again and you feel. If there's a way in. not completely estranged from ordinary health matters. Some of you may still feel health is the burning issue of your life. You can't do that and do This. Just note: the greatest athletes that have ever lived up until now have all died. Then you pull your back. Ordinary consciousness can tell you that you have a genetic predisposition to a certain condition and nothing can be done. Your ankle gets better. Ordinary health bleeds to death. leaves you with nowhere to start. you end up in the great world of some success. .just quit sticking a stick in your eye. You have to at least glimpse my serious hint that without being truly healthy and well you cannot produce and fuel any new intelligence. or you'll turn your ankle. If you can get healthy. That is Life's method of true protection.not necessarily strong or tall or the right weight on the insurance charts. As soon as you have somewhere to start all you are going to get is a finish. that's progress!" You seem to be able to measure and chart progress. Can you turn that inside out and see that if one thing is true then its opposite is true? You say. and you think you've improved. of course. there's a way out. next week you'll have a cold again. or you get a cold again." and simultaneously you expect the parents to get over their own genes. is no conclusion. a true burglar alarm system. 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. of course. 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. you must realize you cannot continue using drugs or alcohol to excess.

on the surface. If you find that position untenable. That is. guess where you are -. remembering is not as good as the original thing. Looking backward is necessary and converts energy. even if it's a little late. Most people agree that revenge is a bad thing that is just not right. You do this in crude inescapable ways such as taking directions or learning how to do a mathematical problem. then producing New Intelligence may not be possible. I'll apparently change the subject and see if this apparently changes your mind. there must be revenge or there would not be the word or denunciation of the concept. Frozen peas are not as good as fresh peas. So why is it so roundly and consistently denounced? Because -. at the "some success" level. then you have to find out what else you can do with this Yellow Circuit ability. Life needs parts of itself to be caught up in what is called revenge. If you feel immobilized. It is. The Yellow Circuit. If you belong in This. without some kind of new intelligence. can instantly note new information and immediately utilize it. whatever you find to do will take you a while. and if you truly decide to change your temper." Whatever a person can hear they can act upon. As always in Life. "Bye. First off. Likewise. Look at the potential that nobody else exercises. you will never be truly healthy. But stored experience is never as good as fresh food. Whatever you begin to see by yourself you can move on up in the Yellow Circuitry.Beyond that. but let me tell you why there is revenge. in a very specific manner. Suppose tomorrow someone reminds you of the guy who took $20 from you 30 years ago. notice that there IS revenge in the world. that rather than "shame on them" it is "shame on you. It may literally be impossible. Memory is like freezedried energy: Life stores an experience away and you can relive it later. if you have to have it one way or the other then you are is too much of a looking backward. unless you are healthy in a particular're in an untenable position." and you . You do have a genetic propensity to be shy and you can't help it you poor little kid. People denounce it. You are where you are. so shame on them. 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. Revenge is a great specific example that I have not used before. Your parents should have been more particular about the environmental effect they had on you. Revenge seems to be a question of morality and it is not. vis a vis the first two aspects of one's entire being. You do this like everyone else in the City. yet they continue to try to get revenge. in ways that are of no particular consequence. If they had dutifully acted otherwise you would not have been so shy. it may come down to the matter of being truly healthy. But. It will still take you a while to lose 10 pounds if that's the point. consider yourself immobilized. You have to realize. Large segments of Life's body denounce revenge.

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 I want you to see that looking back is not as efficient as what seems to be going on now. "Remember that girl you used to go with in college. Revenge seems to be a moral question of some kind. not only exist. . "I saw your old girlfriend from high school and she asked about you and said she hoped by now you were bald and fat. that is low level energy conversion. "Gee. that's not possible.specifically revenge -. 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. from the past.realized he had your $20. "Yeah? Tell me about her. You could explain this crudely as a curse of the poetic gods.don't even play. being caught up in emotional memories -. Compared to other aspects that are possible. Experience is not as good warmed over. even though it serves a purpose." You stand there and for a moment it's like reliving the past. in the relative degree. all contradictions. Someone says." Don't play. I want to show you what is lurking down inside the murky places in Life's body where all opposites. It is possible to convert energy after the fact." You immediately reply. all paradoxes. But if I could get your molecules to speak up and think back to the day it actually happened. To what avail would that be? In the City it would be to some avail. To be aware of revenge requires that you look back down the arrow of apparent 3-Dimensional time. If someone reminds you of the guy who beat you out of $20 or your old girlfriend or boyfriend in high school -. if that is that quality of fuel you are running on. or Man would not have memory. Now back to a larger picture. you'd admit that it wasn't as much fun now as it was then. or psychologically. because it is too much of a looking back. and was driving a big old Rolls. but is not." and you go. revenge has the inclination -. that good conversion of energy. You can feel that hatred. I saw her the other day in the store." You don't seek revenge for something that hasn't happened yet. but if that is the level. or love somebody in the past. But. I used to love her.the great potential -. It's always based upon "something that happened to me. Trying to hate somebody in the waste time. but are used. It's possible. No energy gets completely converted. is inefficient. The truth very inefficient. then you are indeed still using 87 octane leaded gasoline and you will never be able to run a Ferrari off of that." But then you realize you're late for an appointment and you just drop the whole thing and rush off. all over again. "Oooh. but is a low level and inefficient conversion. 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." "She asked about you and she looks real good for her age. but the avail is back at the City level.

if not develop a distaste for. I don't even like the stuff. with the most efficient form of energy conversion. oh yeah. But you don't have to open the door and go look at it every time you are reminded it's there. collecting dust. but you don't have to go in and play with it. then forget any dreams you have of running a Ferrari. But unless you can begin to sense. You are right. It is not as though you should have a blank mind. You might think you get something out of your memories. parabolically speaking. You've got a memory -. did you get her phone number?" If you want to look at life that way.I have come that close. You have a memory and sometimes you do have to use it. you've just got a room full of junk you don't know what to do with. I do like it. it just said you have to keep the stuff. and if that's the way you feel. or look at it and think "god what a can't get rid of it. 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. of fueling a new intelligence. and all kinds of memories. you're done for. that there is much to be learned from the past. Again. That is a fact. then good luck and goodbye. So you could say that much of this begins to sound like I'm saying you should have no memory. if nothing else. but you can almost not use it." 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 -. that kind of low-level energy conversion. home . The stuff's in the room back there. Looking backward is always the most inefficient form of energy conversion. if you're satisfied reading the National Enquirer. personally. That about wraps it up. just to make social conversation. but can't throw away. Maybe someone willed all that stuff to you and the law says you've got to store it.Everyone at the City level can enjoy revenge. "She said what about me? Wait a minute.