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a performance anxiety

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 12

See previous parts for important information.

Surrender To Know Pt. 2


… continued…

I practice, not as much as I should, a form of qigong type exercise called “just standing”.  I base my new system on the ideas from Felicitas Goodman, runes, and qigong and more.  With that you can open for health, healing, emotional balance, and doors of manifestation all your energy channels by just knowingly standing.  It is tentatively called Texas Standing Spirit Bear [TSSB].  


TSSB is what the Japanese parallel system name says “just standing”.   Some of the masters of this ancient exercise style, in the east, will just stand for hours.    


But do this for five minutes once or twice a day for a few days or a couple of weeks, and you will see amazing things as your energy channels open.  [Warning if you stand for a long time in the wrong way you will perpetuate or exacerbate issues, disease, pain, emotional issues.  How you stand affects the way you are.]


I hope someday to teach TSSB.  I know it will improve health and spirituality.


I am not here giving all the details of TSSB, because we are focused on surrender.  One of the aspects of this new system, maybe the main one, is surrender.   


I was having some issues with standing correctly.  I tried and tried to force myself through into correct posture.  But I found that the problems were not being handled and/or getting worse and causing me more problems.  I understood what I was supposed to do, but I was not getting closer to my goal [ego] of getting there.  I wanted to do it right, yesterday.  




My goal had become the end product and not the journey.  I tried harder and things were going in the wrong direction.  The problem was I was thinking that the goal was to stand correctly.  I needed to change the goal to being in the journey to where I stood correctly.


For example, I noticed that as I tried to reach the goal of standing correctly, my breathing was not correct.  It had in the effort to stand right become shallow.   When you shallow breath, the oxygen that your blood received in the lungs binds to the hemoglobin too tightly and has a hard time releasing into the cells, starving the cells for oxygen.  [There are other issues too.]


In my struggle to stand right I could not breath right even when I realized that I was breathing incorrectly.  I could not do deep breathing.   As I was failing to breath right and in ego struggled with the goal to correct that, I found myself tensing up the diaphragm mussels and mussels in other parts of my body.  My goal of standing correctly was making me worse off.  I did not know what to do.


I was talking to a friend who had been having some depression problems.  



She was elated in her story.  One night in the throes of depression, she just said to herself, “You know I really kind of like feeling this way. Thank you.”   She stopped fighting [ego] the depression and just surrendered to it.  It almost instantly melted away.  


Her goal had been to be depression free.  In surrendering she started looking at what she liked about where she was at.  She dropped the ego control mind, the doing mind, and turned on the being mind in the reality of where she was as opposed to where she wanted to be.  And that made all the difference.


Dr. Wayne Dyer had a saying, “What you resist persists.”




When we finished our phone conversation, I did some TSSB.  I was aware what standing correctly was and that I was not doing it.  I just surrendered.  I thanked my body for pointing that out to me.  


I just surrendered and imagined standing correctly.  I was not egoic fighting my bad posture or trying.  I was just thankfully looking at what it was.  I started being in the now realty of standing, just standing.  I noticed to my surprise that I could and was deep breathing.   Then I started imagining how I would be when I was standing correctly.  The blocks that I had had in moving to a more correct standing session melted away.  


How did I know how to do this?  I stopped trying; I stopped fighting; I surrendered.  I was surrendering to know how to move toward correct standing.  


Am I perfect at this; am I a master.  That is ego thinking.  It is not the point and counter productive to think about it.  


One Oriental master of standing was ask about being a master.  He said, “When I find a man who can stand correctly, I will be his disciple.”   If you want to know, it is not the ego goal.  It is surrender.  Once you learn how to surrender, you do not need to do session standing any more.  You just live in surrender and you will know.  


The act of sex also is an example of knowing through surrender.  Yes, now that the snickering has stopped there is a spiritual knowing part of sex that most miss.  Male and female sex has become an ego fest.


There is a problem called performance anxiety.  

a performance anxiety


When you have it, you do not know how to conquer that problem.  Take a pill?  No there is a spiritual solution of surrender.  You can surrender to know.


This happens mostly with men, but it can also happen with women.  The person is worried that they will not be good at it or that he/she will not satisfy the other person.  That is a goal ego issue that can be solved by surrender.  [Some try so hard that they end up in perversion.]


I heard of a man who was getting married.  He had performance anxiety about the wedding night.  This was back in the 1940’s he was a virgin, and the bride was a widow.   He was worried that he would not be comparatively good enough to satisfy her.  


The proper advice for him was surrender and know.  Dismiss the ego goal and make the goal the journey.  The journey will provide all the knowledge that you need if you just surrender.


What is happening is that the person is goal [ego] focused.  There is a focus on getting it done, whatever part of the act is their particular goal.  Let us say that the woman wants to make sure that the man orgasms, or visa versa.  They are determined to get the job done, for themselves or the other person.  That does not sound romantic, but at its base that is what is going on in the ego mind related to sex.  


However if the person surrenders the ego goal and becomes a human being and not a human doing sex, the journey to the end is so much more filled with the imparting of sacred knowingness.  There can be no performance anxiety.  There is nothing to be anxious about.  It is the beautiful journey that is the goal wherever it may end.  


We are not just talking about foreplay; sometimes foreplay is the egoic goal.  To the contrary, it is you just moving into surrender with total spontaneity and take the time to appreciate the journey.  It is there that you will reach the knowledge of the journey.  There is the place of spiritual sex, the knowingness of surrender.  


When someone loves sex, he is an egotist.  When he surrenders to the journey, he is not a human doing, rather a human being.   


So it can be with all of your life.  
Surrender is an alternative way of knowing.



a horse blinders

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 11

Surrender To Know Pt. 1


We all have this feeling that we need to be in control.  Since we view not being in control as bad [that is egoic thinking], we miss the knowing that can be found in surrender.  Ego says, “I am an adult.”  Remember Jesus said, “Except you become as a little child you shall not enter …”

a jesus with children

The art of just letting go of trying to know and surrendering to knowing is a secret key to enlightenment.  This is often written off by Christians as some eastern navel contemplation.  But it is a Christian principle if they would stop what they already “know” [ego] and surrender to knowing what it says. Consider the passage, “Whoever tries to gain his own life will lose it; whoever loses his life …  will gain it”, which is a quote from Jesus recorded in Matthew 10:39.


Here is an idea to turn a trip, maybe a shopping trip or a full vacation, into a spiritual learning and knowing experience.  It has to do with putting your ego away for awhile.  I got the bases of this idea from Stuart Wilde.


He went to France and rented a car to take a road trip.  

a road trip

He had not set down and mapped out an itinerary.  


[That would have been his ego taking charge of his life.]    He for this journey put his ego in a box.  


When he started out, the car was pointed in a direction.  So, he just drove.  He observed things without any predetermined intent to do this or go there.  Becoming a man being on the open road, he was introduced to many things that he would have never considered and was coming to know things alternatively.  


He was investigating, but he did not have blinders on.

a horse blinders

At the races they often put blinders on horses so they will not be distracted from their goal by things out of where they are headed.   The horse then charges straight down the track.  


We run through life toward our goals, and miss knowing what is right beside us.  We have on our ego binders.  “I got to get there.  I got to get there yesterday.”  We are not looking to see the flowers along the way, much less smell them, know them.   

a flower opening

We will not know the smells that we rush by.  We are ego focused on our goal.  Figuratively, stop and smell the roses, and you will be surprised at what you will come to know.  Drop the ego living life and surrender to what you come across.  


Know that.  Be aware of that because you will not come to know what you can know if you do not surrender your ego.


I, as a boy, always dreamed about being an Olympic archer.  

a olympic archery

Of course, that gives me the ego goal of hitting the bullseye at 30,  50,  70,  and 90 meters.  That was my goal.  Ego blinders up.


While I could see, and move toward that goal,  I could not see what I was missing along the way.  I learned all the scientific technicalities of shooting, psychological and physical.  Although I did not go to the olympics, I did become proficient.  


But what had I learned.  I probably know many things about archery that most do not.  Many even who hunt with modern archery equipment are profoundly ignorant about archery.  Ah, but I am a toxophily.  Most of the modern hunters put on their ego blinders about the goal, which is bringing home the bacon.  They lose archery in technology.  


I was not much better when focusing on the 90 meter bull’s eye goal, even though I learned a lot of technicalities about the sport.  I had the disquietude of ego, the grasping for the goal.  I was not involved in alternative knowing.


As I got older, and hopefully a little more mature, I began to love archery and not the hitting of the mark.  [Yes, I wanted to hit the target.]  I surrendered to archery.  It became not the goal of hitting the target but the experience of archery, the prep, draw, release, anchoring, follow through, i.e., becoming one with the experience.  My accuracy improved when I stopped and smelled the roses.  The shot is an experiential high, whether I hit the bull’s eye or not.  It became a meditative experience.


I later learned about Japanese Kyudo, zen archery.  


It is a path to spiritual enlightenment.  If I can over simplify, when you become one with the bow and target, you come to know oneness.  


You become totally relaxed because you have no goal no ego.  It is not about hitting the bull’s eye.   You are just being in the experience.  You are just one in a life process.  In the midst of doing archery, you cease being a human doing and become a human being.  The ego of goal is gone, and you come to know.  You have surrendered to just being.  You come to know alternatively.
I am far from perfect with this, but so it can be with your walk through life.  Archery here is an allegory for life, a type of Pilgrim’s Progress for life.  Dismiss the ego of a human doing and embrace the surrender of a human being.  You may be going someplace, but do not be doing that because you are just experiencing the journey.  As some put it, “The goal is the journey.”  Surrender to the journey.  


To Be Continued …

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 10

See previous parts for important information.

Pendulum To Know  Pt. 3


The Third problem with success with the pendulum is thinking too much.  Sometimes you are trying to get the answer that you think you want.  A good example of this is when you are asking the pendulum about relationships.  Your emotional desires can influence the reading of the swing.   


I had a tarot student one time tell me that she did a practice reading on her son.  

nine of swords

And she said it was strange because every card said, “You need to stop spending so much time with video games.”  She was not reading from the cards but into the cards.  Her emotion of what she wanted, her emotional want, was imposed on the cards.  


We can do this with the pendulum also.  You for some reason emotionally want a certain outcome, and so your ego

a ego

imposes it on the pendulum swing.  Ego is related to the conscious mind.  The subconscious has no ego.  


The obvious example of this is in relationships.  When the person comes to the pendulum with issues, the ego is ready to act defensively.  There is a lady who has just come out of a bad relationship.  

a break up

Being very hurt, she looks at men with trepidation.  That is understandable, but a prejudicial emotional outlook.


Her girlfriend is trying to set her up with a man she knows.  So, we are not talking about a blind date, just a date.  When asked by her friend if she wants to be set up, she consults her pendulum.  


While she is waiting for the swing to start, she is thinking about past problems and potential new problems.  Guess what …  She, since she is thinking about all these things, is engaging her conscious mind.  That is the home of the ego, which is in defensive mode at this time.   The ego knows the yes no code also.  


The conscious mind imposes the no swing.  The subconscious has not been involved in the answer or has been overridden by the force of ego.  She was thinking too much.


That does not mean necessarily that no is ultimately the wrong answer.  It just has been that it is not coming from a true pendulum reading.  Because of too much thinking, she has imposed that answer on the swinging string.  


If the unattached lady is to get a correct answer from dowsing with the pendulum, she must first empty her mind of thinking.  It is meditation for the time of inquiry.  When she asks the question and go blank [no thinking, no word], the conscious mind is taken out of the process, and the subconscious can speak.  The answer is a true pendulum answer.


This is sometimes hard to do, but it becomes easier with practice.  Blank your mind for the answer.  Do not think too much.


Since she already knows the man her subconscious has already sorted out the suitableness of this man for a date.  Her friend may think the man is fine, while there may be some things that the single lady finds annoying about that man.  The subconscious might say no to this man.  But the answer would be about the reality of their date compatibility, and not her emotional baggage.  


On the other hand, her subconscious, having already sorted things out in reality, may see that this not a perfect man, but acceptable for a date and getting her back in circulation, if you will.  That yes answer will be based on the assessed reality of the potential situation, and not her emotional blockages.   


You must approach pendulum dowsing with a blank conscious mind.  Stop thinking too much.  There the answer is real.  


What if the answer is not yes or no?  It might mean that the man is not necessarily a bad choice, but she needs a little more unattached time before she reenters the dating world.   The answer is not right now.  


The same is true about the woman wanting to set her up.  If she asks the question of the set up potential wanting to set her friend up, she is thinking too much.  The answer is from the ego and not sure.   
Used correction the pendulum is a good way to access the subconscious where things have been dispassionately sorted out.  It is a great way of alternative knowing.  



a self training

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 9

See previous parts for important information.

Pendulum To Know  Pt. 2



The second reason some are not successful with a pendulum is because they do not practice.  There is a certain amount of training that is needed.  I am talking mainly about self-training.  

a self training

For example, we have said the main way that you use a pendulum is for a yes no answer.  You have to train your pendulum about what is the yes and what is the no.   Some people have a swing away from you and back to you to be a yes, while a left right swing is a no.   In that case if the swing goes circular that is another answer, that is the answer is not yes or no at that time.   The issue is undecided.  


Personally, I use a clockwise circle to mean yes, and a counter clockwise circle to be no.  In my case if the pendulum goes in some line forward and back or left and right then the issue is undecided at this time.  


Whichever way you decide to be your yes no, when you start with the pendulum you need to practice that.  You need to spend a few days doing that every day until the physicality of yes and no are implanted into your subconscious mind.   


How can you practice that?  


Here is one way.  Take a question that you absolutely know the answer is yes.  I am male so I might choose the question “Am I a man?”  The answer is definitely yes, no ifs, ands, or buts.  


Now hold the pendulum by the string gently between the thumb and one or two fingers on your non dominant hand.  

a pendulum holding

You are about to start blueprinting your subconscious you are not looking for the answer.  You are practicing, self training.  Hold it out where it can swing.


Now.  Start asking and repeating, “Am I a man?”  Now while asking, consciously cause the weight to move in the direction of your chosen for the yes indication.  Keep asking and keep the directional motion going.  You are blueprinting your subconscious to associate that movement of the weight with a yes answer to a question.   Do this daily for a few minutes while you have some free time.   It is your pendulum training time.


When you have done that for awhile during your practice time, do a no question, and do it for awhile with the no motion intentionally caused.  I, a man, asked, “Am I pregnant?”  I swung the weight counter clockwise.  You are training your subconscious to know that this movement is a no.   


When you have done this a few days or a couple of weeks, you are good to go with a yes no pendulum.  Once you have trained with a pendulum, you are trained for all well balanced ones.  You generally will not need refresher training.  The subconscious has been blueprinted and will remember how to communicate with the pendulum.


Then in real practice, you asked the question intended to be answered and empty your mind.   There is a form of meditation called pendulum meditation.  You zone out holding the non moving weight and wait without thinking for trying.  Whatever happens, happens.  It is the answer.  It may take a few minutes.  And when movement starts, wait until the swing is well established.  Do not try to influence the movement.  Your conscious mind is out of it now.  The subconscious will speak.


One morning, after I had trained my pendulum, I was getting ready for work and could not find my keys.


I knew that I had driven home that night, and so the keys had to be in the house.  I looked and looked.  But I could not locate them.  


Something said, “Bill, ask the pendulum.”  So I got my pendulum and asked if the keys were in the house. I received a yes answer.  I  stepped into all the rooms that I had been in.  And room by room asked “Are my keys in this room?”  In every room I got a no answer.  


I thought this pendulum thing is not working.  I thought again, and it occurred to me that the car is in the garage which is technically in the house.  

a car in garage

[The subconscious is literal, and so you should be careful in making your question literally precise.]  Had I left the keys in the car?  I asked if the keys where in the garage, and the answer came yes.  


In relief I rushed out to get the keys out of the car.  And they were not in the car.  I was totally frustrated now.  And headed back into the house.  


I was thinking why had I wasted my time with the pendulum when I could have been looking.  As I reached for the garage door knob back inside, there were the keys.  I had left them in the door lock, i.e., they were in the garage.  


What had happened?


In this case I had known where I last had the keys.  But for some reason I had a conscious mind block as to where I had left them.   That information was in my brain, but my conscious was not able to know where or access that part my conscious memory.  I was mentally blocked.


At the same time my subconscious knew where I had left the keys.  I had to access the subconscious to access the answer of where the keys were.  The information was implanted in my deep mind.  
Since my subconscious had been blueprinted with the pendulum yes no, it was able to answer the question by moving the pendulum.  I had not consciously moved the weight.  The subconscious had moved it.  I had been involved in an alternative way to know where my keys were.  

to be continued …

a swinging pendulum

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 8

See previous parts for important information.


Pendulum To Know  Pt. 1


Dowsing is one of the oldest ways of alternative knowing.  And the pendulum is a type of dowsing.  Anyone can do this it is just a matter of practice.  You can know certain things by the swinging pendulum.

a swinging pendulum

Young children are especially good at this.  Maybe this is because they are innocent to the mindset of “I can’t”.  You just tell them how to do it, and they believe and do.  Jesus said, “All things are possible to the one who believes.”  And again he said, “Except that you become as a little child you can not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

a jesus with children

The three reasons why pendulums do not work for some people is 1) they do not believe, 2) they have not practiced with their pendulum, and 3) they think too much.  We will consider each of these issues later.


The answers from pendulum are generally sought by forming a yes no question toward the answer sought.  That being said the pendulum can also give you locational directions, and more.    


First, of course, you need a pendulum.  


You do not have to buy an expensive shiny one with a fancy stone, although there is nothing wrong with that.  

a crystal pendulum

Any balanced weight on a string, light chain, or thread will work.  I even saw a man use a chain linked together bunch of paper clips and some extra ones at the end.  It worked for him.  


The end of the pendulum can be most anything.  In history you hear about people swinging from a thread buttons and rings.  Crystals are very popular now days.  I would not think that a magnate or something that a magnet would stick to is a good weight, because they may be affected by magnetic forces and not give a true answer.  


Also the shape of the weight should not be such that it easily is moved by the wind.  Wind or the air of the swing might affect the answer.  So for example, something that is flat, or hung is such a way as the flat side would catch the wind, might be a poor choice.   


If the weight is too heavy, gravity might inhibit the swing.  If the weight is excessively light it might in that case not move well the thread.  We are talking balance.  Adjustments in the length of the string can make balancing adjustments for the weight, to some extent.  

The first issue is will this work. Some are ineffective with the pendulum because they think it will not work.  Let me give you the example of Verne Cameron.  He worked as a dowser in California.  In the late 1950’s he let it be know to the navy that he could locate by map dowsing all the submarines in the world.   He in general would hold the pendulum over the map asking is there a sub here.  In no time he had located all the subs.  This was demonstrated to Vice Admiral M.E. Curtis and many other officers in 1959.  


The officers were intrigued.  But Mr. Cameron heard nothing more from them.  In a few years Cameron was invited to South Africa to do some mineral dousing.  So, of course, he had to get a passport.  


When he applied for his passport, he is application was denied.  The admiral had informed the C.I.A. that Cameron was a national security risk.  They thought he might give away military secrets.  He had in effect been put under national arrest.  He, that is, was not allowed to travel outside the country.  


Why did this happen?  The U.S. government determined that the pendulum worked for Cameron.  


Later in the war in Vietnam the Marines used pendulum map dowsing to locate minefields.  And they found them.  


It was not an accident that they were so success with this because pendulums work.  [The Marines are under the navy department.  Maybe the Cameron-Curtis event was the reason the marines did this and not the army.]  


There are many example about this that can cause you to believe that pendulums can work and that there is something to this pendulum thing.


The other problem with believing that pendulums can work is self doubt.  This not believing that you can do it.  Remember when you were trying to learn how to ride a bicycle?  

a learning to ride a bike

They told you that you just had to practice.  But you did not believe that you could, and you kept falling.  


Then your dad walked beside the bike and balanced it as you rode.  Everything was o.k. because daddy was balancing it for you.  

a learning to ride a bike dad

As you enjoyed being on the way with daddy balancing it, you looked back, and daddy was not there.  

a learning to ride a bike dad letting go

You were doing it.  From then on you believed you could, and you practiced until you got proficient at it.  Yes sometimes you fell down, but you knew you could.  So you persisted to proficiency.


So it is with the pendulum.  You just need to know you can and practice to become proficient at it.  [I said proficient not perfect.]


With the pendulum you may think at first that the angels are helping or there is some supernatural paranormal force.  [Sometimes there may be.]  If you need to think that, that is fine.  You can do it.  As you see your successes your confidence and proficiency will increase.   Before long, you will be doing magical tricks with the swinging string.  
Now how to start practicing and knowing with the pendulum.

To be continued …


a indian head penny

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 7

See previous parts for important information.

Guardian Angels To Know


Most of us look for the guardian angels to come in and do something for us.  That is not how you should expect them to operate.  I have an upcoming book on reconsidering guardian angels.  


The word angel simply means messenger.  That is for the most part how they do their work.  They do before situations prepare the best way for you to go when the situation, dangerous or not, looms, but they make the way know.  After you consider the message given, it is up to you to move.


An explicit example of this is the case of Lot in the Bible.  The angels came with the message of the coming destruction of Sodom.  But it was up to Lot to flee with his family the destruction.  [What happened explicitly there usually happens implicitly in the world around us.]


As with the Magi who brought gifts to the child Jesus,

wise men

they were given the message, and they choose to bring the gifts.  Being astrologer they must have considered the meaning of the star that appeared.  

star of the wise men

Then after consideration, as astrologers do, and knowing, they acted.   


Often we receive messages and just do not pay attention.  I had an incident that is a good example of this as I was looking for something to write about in this, my next, book.  I could not think of anything.


I was at the restaurant one evening, and in the give-a-penny-take-a-penny bowl I noticed there a 1903 Indian Head Penny.  That is so rare.  

a indian head penny

I have not seen one of those in circulation since I was a little boy.  I had no idea that any of them were still floating around.  I just thought that was interesting and did not think about it.   But there it was staring at me.  I showed it to the cashier, and she look and put it back in the bowel.  


The next morning I was back at the cafe, and it was still there staring at me.  I thought someone is trying to tell me something.  No one has picked up or unknowingly used it?   A message popped in my head,  “It is waiting for you, Bill.”  So, I gave a penny and took a penny.   


All of the parts of this story are unexpectable.  What is going on?  I had to think about this.


I started contemplating what this meant.  Then I thought about ways to understand the angelic message.  I thought I can do psychometry or meditation, etc.  Maybe one of the alternative ways will tell me the message.  


As I thought, I occurred to me that I was trying figure out how to know alternatively.  I was thinking all these ways of knowing could make several books.  Then I realized I had been searching for a subject for a new book.   The guardians had pointed me to the path.  I started a book on pendulums and knowing with them.  Several other ways of are available and can make individual books or composite books.  Then I started this book on a compendium of alternative ways of knowing.


Thank you angels.  They had prepared that penny to be there for me when I needed it.  They got my attention.  When I at first missed it, it was offered to me again.   


Finally I got the message and acted.  That is the way of the guardian angels.  They provided and showed me the way.  I just had to listen and act.  I eased into my next book.  


Everything that happens good or bad has a message, if we just look for it, listen to it , and act on it.


To the masters of spirituality, everything has a message.  [I so often forget to look for the message.]  


When something unusual happens or catches your attention, look, listen, and act.  You will know what to do.


The guardian angels, often unseen, are a wonderful blessing to the attentive believer in them.   This is a magical way to know.



a dream

Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 6

See previous parts for important information.


Dreaming to Know


Dreams are a good way to know.  

a dream

But it must be remembered that dreams normally are not about anything literal.  The subconscious, the source of your dreams, communicates in symbols.  


In some indigenous tribes the clan meets in the morning to discuss their dreams of the night.  

a indigenous people

They are considered to be cryptic messages for the community.  


If you think of dreams as archetypal symbols, that is true.  It is how the tribe interprets the symbols that get the message that is apropos for the community.  This, as in the general use of archetypal symbols, allows them a way to get past the blocks of the truths that they know but can not see.


This also true of the individual.  Do not look at your dreams as literal.  Do not take them at face value.  This is a way to see past the conscious blocks, blocks that obscure your knowing.


Many writers about dreams suggest that you write down your dreams each morning.  That will help you to remember the dreams and symbols.  It will also create a fuller memory of the night dreams over time.  


You always dream.  That is part of the sleep cycle.  When someone says that they do not dream, it is just that they do not remember their dreams.  


When you first get up write the dreams, and over time you will find that you are writing more.  How many times have I had an informative dream when I woke up?  I thought I would consider it latter only to find that I had forgotten it or most of the details.  


I had a man ask me about a recurring dream he had been having.  There was a model T Ford car driving up in front of him.

model t

He could not see who was in the car, and then it moved on.  


I asked him what he thought of when he thought of a model T.  He instantly said he thought of his father who drove a model T.   


I said,  “There you go.   What is your dad trying to tell you when he  comes and moves on?”  


The man had been thinking about changing something in his life.  His dad came and moved on.  It was time to move on.  It was time to follow the lead [message] from his departed father.  


His dad had come into his head as a type of chthonic symbol.  
The man with the model T dream knew that he was protected to change and moved on at that time.  The best way to hear that message for him was through symbolically his father.  So that is the way the subconscious symbolized it.  This blends with the methodology of guardian angels.


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Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 5

See previous parts for important information.

Archetypal Psychology To Know


We will start out with one way that  archetypal psychology is used to come to know.  This is an example of how archetypal psychology can help you come to know.

How does reading cards open blocks?


I had a lady sit for a reading.  

a card reading

She was interactive during the reading, always a plus.


We came to a card, the nine of coins.  

a nine of coins

On the card a woman holds the bird in the manner of falconry.  In the particular deck which I was using has the bird is opened-mouth looking at the woman who is looking at the bird.  There are some other birds flying around.   So, I asked questions from that.


“What is happening now?”


“She is talking to the bird?”  she responded.


“That is a good way to look at that. What are they saying?”


“I do not know.”


“Well make something up.”  I asked again.  “What are they saying?”


She looked at the cards. “There are other birds flying around. … The bird is asking to leave.  It wants to be let go.”


I shifted and said, “Really … ” I looked her in the eyes,  “What are you holding onto that you should let go?”


At that point the thing she was inordinately holding onto from her past fell out on the table.


When she got through telling me, I asked, “What should you do about that?”


“Let it go.” she said, looking at the card.


“What are you going to do?”


“Let it go.”


Those things that had been a problem for her lifted like a weight taken off her spirit. That which she could not see, she revealed to herself.  She came to know by associating with the symbols in the card.


Yes, it was that simple.  It was alternative knowing related to being inquisitive about the archetypal symbols that showed up.  


Like Carl Jung

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used the cards, once someone associates with archetypal symbols in the card, mental blocks get out of the way.  He comes to know.  Then the seekers knows the truth that he deep inside of himself always knew.  He solves his own problems in knowing what he already knew.


I told her nothing.  More powerfully she told herself.   


It is that simple.  That was not because I was so smart that I gave her some advice.  I had told her nothing.  


The reader does not have to be smart or a psychic

a psychic shop

to give a good helpful read.  


Considering inquisitively the archetypal symbols that appear in your experience will allow you to bypass the conscious blocks and access the subconscious knowing.  It is just ask the questions that directs the person into the symbols.  Then witness the result.


You can do this without a reader.  Consider what comes up in your life as a symbol.  Ask what is going on in the symbol.  Consider how that applies to your situation.  And in that connection you will know the results.  Almost always your subconscious has figured it out.  This is a way of knowing by using the archetypal symbols to get passed the mental blocks in your conscious mind.  You will come to know.


The Bible says ask and you shall receive.  


This psychological way of knowing make me somewhat persona non-grata among many supposed “psychic” readers.  Many of them are involved in the ego of “I am a psychic”.  Their ego will not let them think that there is an alternative knowing that makes them not essential or not that important.  Whether someone can be psychic or not is not the issue here.  We are talking about an alternative why of knowing.

[The same process can be done with dreams.]  




Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 4

See previous parts for important information.


Feeling To Know


We do not think about feelings to know.  Generally we just feel and move on to the next feeling and move on.  It is sort of like walking through the garden


and, except for having to breath, never smelling the flowers.


It seems that we are so busy trying to get to where we are going, or think we want to go, that we just do not have time.  It is not time; it is now.  It is not just the odiferous enjoyment of the smells.  We miss out on knowing.  


I was watching a show about a lady who was a smeller at a perfume factory.  Yes, they pay people to do that. She had supposedly the best nose around the business.  


They ask her why her olfactory senses were so good.  She replied that it was because she smelled.  When she took her morning walks with, her dog, she would stop everywhere and just smell.  What does this flower smell like?  What about the leafs on this tree?  Does the bark of this tree smell different than that other tree?  If they walked past a garbage can, she would stop and smell.


Always smelling, she had developed her keen sense of smell.  It is not that we can not smell as good as she.  We just are not attentive to smelling.  


I used to like to cook.  Being very involved in the way things taste,  I was always tasting this and that.  Oh what would this taste like if I added some of this spice or some combination of herbs.  

 herbs and spices

It got to where at that time I could go to a restaurant and taste the food and go home and make it or something very close because I was really tasting what I ate.  I was savoring it.  I was tasting it.  I was thinking about it.  I should have been a taste tester.  


One time I went into a Greek cafe and ordered Greek spaghetti.  


When I asked the owner what makes his sauce different than that of Italian spaghetti, he politely informed me that it was a secret.  They brought me the meal.  When I checked out, I informed him that it was a pretty much standard spaghetti sauce with a subtle almost unnoticed hint of cinnamon.  


He sheepishly grinned and nodded.  How did I know?  I through practice had developed my tasting sense.  


The same thing is true with feeling.  Generally we feel just enough to get what we need, and we move on.  We really do not have our feelers out.  And we move on.  


I noticed this in the alternative healing arts.  Most people have a set methodology that they are following.  They think they need to do this and then that and then something else.  Along the way they may feel a little bit, but that is just because they are moving through the protocols, and they happen to pass the feeling.  


I was introduced to a form of qigong diagnosis.  You in the air move your hand over places on the body and feel concerning how the areas feel, cold, hot, smooth, blocked, etc.  [I am being overly simplistic.]   As I began doing this, I did not feel very much.  But as time went on, I became very sensitive to it.  I began to notice the subtleties of the different sensation that are in the aura around the body.  


When a friend would come to me with a problem, I would first feel all over the body.  The body is all interconnected.  I would start where the problem area was and feel the aura there.   Then as I moved around the body feeling the different aura feelings I would find other places that had that same subtle feeling.  


I had a lady with indigestion who was visiting, and I felt the area in the upper stomach and then searched for other areas.  She helped by telling me other areas of discomfort.  I found some of them to have the same feeling.  


I found that if I worked those other areas first that by the time I got to the apparent problem area the issue was either gone or had subsided radically.  


How did I know where to do the reflexology work?  I felt and listened.


I was talking with a Chinese healer once and showed him a pocket chart I had gotten for the feet and hands.  He looked at it and said, “It is wrong.”  He explained to me that charts are made by using models for the reflex points.  That is where the points are on them.  But everyone is an individual, and their points are in different places.  


How did he know where to find the point to apply the needle, strike, pressure, or massage?  He found it by feeling.  


I had a friend who had a sore muscle.  It was well knotted up.  I was trying to find the trigger point on the muscle to release it.  But I could not find the trigger point in any of the places that by the book I would have expected it to be.  


So I said forget the book and where it is supposed to be.  I thought the trigger point knows where it is supposed to be.  All I have to do is feel it.  [I was remembering some teaching that I had received from Chunyi Lin.]  “Throw away the methodology and just feel,” I thought.  “Do not worry about getting done or what you need to get done.  Just feel.”


I reverted to a primal feeler.  [That sounds perverted, but you know what I mean.]  I gently felt my way up the muscle until I felt a knot.  Without words I began to feel what it felt like and waited for the knowing of the feeling.  


I was feeling like it was the first time that I had ever felt anything like this.  I was experiencing it in its purity how it as an individual knot felt.  There is no other knot like it in the world.  


When I got fully into the feeling experience, the knot just melted like butter under the gentle pressure of my feeling.  How did I know;  I felt.  I moved to the next muscle and did the same.  Each muscle melted instantly like a miracle, as I got into feeling, just feeling.  Thereby I was just knowing.  


I was at the gentle felt trigger point for each muscle.  I was knowing by feeling; I was doing by feeling.  More specifically I was not doing; I was feeling.


These principles can work with many areas of life.

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Alternative Ways of Knowing Pt. 3

See previous parts for important information.


Internal Dialogue To Know


We all talk to ourselves.  But did you know that you can learn from talking to yourself?  You can come to know what you should do by just listening to yourself sometimes.  


One thing that a lot of people do not realize is that we all have three minds.  

three minds

One is your conscious mind.  Then there is your subconscious mind.  Thirdly, there is your higher consciousness.  


When we are trying to figure things out, we are using our conscious mind.  When we are sorting things out we best use our subconscious mind.  And when we are telling ourselves something from the spiritual realm, we are using our higher consciousness.  


When we use our conscious mind, we are involved in our ego.  “I can figure this out.”  


So we sit around cogitating.  “I am smart enough to solve this, this way.”  And sometimes that is true.  But often we are just beating our heads against the wall.


But there are those times when we just have to sleep on it.  You have collected enough or all the information, but the solution to the putting-it-together puzzle will not compute.


Thomas Edison understood this well.  


When he had a problem to solve and the answer was not cogitating out, he would take a nap.  When he awoke, he had the answer.  He so followed this pattern that he even had a daybed in his office.  Tesla did similarly.  


The information that you have at the front of you conscious mind when you go to sleep is sorted out by your subconscious.  It is not encumbered by the ego thinking it is smart enough to push forcibly square pegs into round hole.  The subconscious is without guile and will put it all together for you.  It just deals with the reality of what the reality is and not what your ego wishes to impose on reality.


When you understand this, it is often laughable to watch a scientist work.  He already “knows” how thing are supposed to work, and he keeps trying to make his experimentation work without regard to the reality that reality is not letting it happen.  

mad scientist

The definition of crazy is doing the same thing and expecting different results.  


Example, the generally accepted approach to major cancer has at best dismal results.  But the scientists and doctors keep doing the same things in general, albeit sometimes from different directions they attack the cancer.   Cut …  Poison … Burn.


Go take a nap


and let whatever comes out come out.  Then be happy with the answer even if it does not agree with what you have been taught and think about the universe.  You just wake up knowing.  Do not dismiss it.  Just taste it.   You will often be surprised.


Example, Dr. Simoncini, a Rome oncologist, was gathering facts about cancer.  He was disquieted with the dismal results of standard treatment.  He was though true to his learned view of treating cancer.


[This may be an oversimplification.]   In collecting information he noticed that all cancers have candida in them.  This is well known in the scientific research.  One morning he had an epiphany.  I believe from his subconscious which sorted it out.  


If all cancers have candida, get rid of the candida, and there will be no cancer.  


He started using ways to cleanse the body of candida.  And he had stunning results with stage 4 cancer patients, i.e., they were not dying.  Some completely remitted and others reversed or stabilized.   


He broke with the convention of ego. “I can not have been doing it wrong all these years.”  His new approach did not involve cut, poison, and burn the cancer.  It was dealing with, treating, the candida.  If all cancers have candida, and the candida is eliminated.  Then it might follow that there could be no cancer.  


First, that is too simple.  And second, it does not deal with accepted ways to treat cancer which is treat cancer.  The new protocol is treat the candida, and let the cancer take care of itself.  That is thinking outside the box by stopping using the ego and letting the subconscious sort out all the information you have gathered.  


Listen to your deep internal conversation and not your ego or the established conventions.  


[I am not giving medical advice.  Just illustrating about internal dialogue.]


Well what about the higher consciousness.  Where does it come in with internal conversation.


The higher consciousness is the mind that is directly connected to the source, the universal mind, God.  When that kicks in you will always have surety of the information.  Do not second guess.  Move that direction.  


The answers it gives may be connected with the conscious mind or the subconscious, or it may speak on its own out of the blue.


Here is how you can know this internal voice.  Your internal dialogue comes in two ways.  It either uses the first person pronoun or the second.  


Just for example, you are walking into the convenience store, and after seeing the lotto machine, out of nowhere you internally say to yourself, “I need to buy of lotto ticket.”  You have used the first person to address yourself.  That is ego talking.  “I need to … I can win now …”  It is related to your conscious mind and is not your higher consciousness talking to you.  It may or may not be right.  


One time I had a job that the boss was causing me so much stress, and I hated to go to work every morning.  I would often hear, as I drove to work, the internal conversation pop up.  It would say, “I need to look for another job.”  I wrote that off as ego and did not follow the advice of my internal conversation.  


One day, a day off,  I was driving, and I remember it well.  I stopped at a stop light

stop signal

and was listening to the radio and happy that it was a day off.  Lost in the music, a voice popped up and said,  “You need to look for another job.”  You?   I knew that was my higher consciousness talking to me.  


I was right down the street from a shop in my trade that was looking for someone.  I had worked with the owner before.  But the shops were closed on that day.  And I was wondering how I would get off my other job to look for the new job.  


As I drove past the shop, I noticed the owner’s’ car.  So, I stopped in.  He was cleaning up his shop and just happened to be there.  [Some say there are no coincidences.]   We talked and he understood about the reputation of the other owner.  He said I could work there.  


I accepted the offer. He wanted me to start the next day.  But I thought the honorable thing was to give two weeks notice.  So he agreed and said if she lets you go when you tell her come on to work.


The next morning I went in ready to give my notice.  The boss met me at the door.  She said that we had been having too many problem.  And if things did not go better, this would be my last day there.   


I smiled at her and walked over and loaded up my equipment.  [Two weeks notice works both ways.]   Just for a gig,  before I left, I handed her the address of the other shop and said she could forward my mail there.  I had a job waiting.  


Listen to the second person internal conversation.


A word of caution is needed here.  Now that you know the different pronouns and their importance in internal conversation, the ego knows it too.  


Make sure that your ego has not played the sneaky boy.  It may try to change the I to a you.  If the your conversation pops up out of nowhere and it starts out you, then it is the real thing.  If it starts out I and changes to a you, then it is the ego trying to trick you.  This a way for the ego to feel more powerful.  


Poof, you.  = Higher consciousness.  

Poof I and then you.  = ego.

Poof, I.  = ego.



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