1.  Our Mind

How it works.

It always amazes me when I hear about a study to find out how the mind works. If these people had a developed mind, all they would have to do is to ask it. They would surely disagree with me, but then again, they donít know any better.

If your mind canít answer all your questions about how it works, and you understand this next sentence, then you are ready to learn more.

"An undeveloped mind will prove that it doesn't know how it works, while a developed mind can tell you how it works."

What determines how your mind works?

In the Beginning

Baring physical defects all of our minds actually are created about equal, with one absolute similarity; we are all created with no intelligence. Our minds are created with a genetic code that gives us a basic instinctual knowledge similar to all animals, with this exception; human minds are only about half grown at birth. That's why our babies are so helpless. Our initial energies during our first year are used primarily to build our brain. During this time our minds learn by observing and remembering what makes us feel good and by what eliminates uncomfortable feelings (hunger, thirst, a need to be burped, diaper, etc.).

Years Two thru Seven

These are regarded as our most formative years for developing our basic mental self. The things that happen to us during this stage form the foundation of our personality.

Years Eight thru Fourteen

These years, 2 thru 7, and 8 thru 14 are just general guidelines. In actuality, these two stages, our Second and Third, are so intertwined that there is really no distinguishable line between the two. Using hindsight you can say that a majority of certain elements of your programming happened in one level or the other, but that is not really important.

Thought Chains

The mind stores information in chains. They are like tree branches that are categorized but aren't specifically connected to any one trunk. Our conscious mind uses these chains to make decisions at the conscious level. The quality and exactness of these chains are what determine the wisdom of our decisions. These chains are developed one link at a time beginning before birth. As we absorb information it is added to the appropriate chains. These chains have to contain absolute truths in order to create true thoughts. Any information in these chains that isn't absolute true will distort all subsequent thoughts that use the particular chain. If you "think" that something is true, and it isn't, your thoughts can be so distorted that the result of your "thoughts" are undependable, and in most cases, totally useless. If you have a thought in your mind that isn't absolutely true, be sure that you acknowledge it to yourself so that it will only taint a thought chain, not totally destroy it

Depth of Thought

It is basically how many levels you can analyze a thought. Improving this ability is merely learning how to stick with a thought chain longer than you had been able to in the past. By consciously trying to analyze a thought more thoroughly, you will soon notice that you are 'thinking' deeper than you ever had in the past.

There is no limit as to how deep a person can go. It is a precursor to "psychic predictions." When enough known data is effectively analyzed, a person can seemingly "predict" the future.

One of the things that amaze people about some drugs is what happens in their minds. They begin witnessing an increased ability to follow a thought chain deeper. What they have to understand is that where the chain takes them is not going to be an amazing new truth. It is merely going to be a deeper thought using what knowledge and information they presently have in their minds. Misinformation in their minds will create some ridiculously stupid thoughts and revelations. The "voices" they hear don't come from some divine guidance. They are usually thoughts and hallucinations generated by an undeveloped mind

Creative Thoughts

These can be enhanced by freeing your mind of restricting thoughts that you consider to be facts. These are different from complete untruths in that they may be true to a point. Things like, "the speed of light is the fastest possible speed something can travel," is a restricting thought. It is a thought that needs to be laughed at in order to allow creative thought to delve into an area where much higher speeds are possible.

Our world is full of restrictive cliches. Recognize the fact that most cliches are the product of a mind (usually a simple one) trying to express something profound in a few simple words. "Get the drift?"

Your Subconscious Mind

Using Your Subconscious Mind

There are many books on this subject. Basically, it is a very simple concept, made even simpler when you imagine your subconscious mind as being made up of many individual minds able to work collectively as well as independently.

They are thought to work continuously, but that is not true. Branches of our mind regularly go into sleep mode for two main reasons; for repairs and for a lack of something to do. This becomes a paradox. Why should the mind repair billions of sectors if they are never used? It's just like our muscles. If they are barely used, they are deemed unnecessary and allowed to shrink. Our mind operates under the exact same logic.

It is obvious that children that play chess become smarter than those that don't. They learn how to use more of their mind. They begin by playing consciously, while developing a memory bank of moves and positions, etc. in their subconscious. This begins a concerted effort of their conscious mind and their subconscious. They begin using more of their minds.

Music is another game that is useful if one evolves to the level of creating new music. Merely playing someone else's music only helps one exercise the monkey level of their minds.

Solving puzzles is a precursor to inventing new products, methods, and ideas. We all know that those that love to solve puzzles are smarter than your average bear.

Keep your subconscious minds active and involved

Why not give them something constructive to do? If you want to solve a problem, make a difficult decision, or simply need an idea, take a moment to give the task to your subconscious, then forget it. It will work on the problem until it has an answer. Simple problems might only take minutes. More complex ones like what is the meaning of life will take a bit longer, maybe years and years, but you can be assured that your mind will continue to work on it until it figures it out or you find the answer another way or you tell it to stop (don't be surprised if it won't stop). When it has the answer it will pop into your head just like the proverbial light bulb being turned on.

Your mind actually needs a variety of simultaneous tasks to better utilize its capabilities. If a task is a very complex one, tell your mind to bring your attention to things that are helping it to arrive at the answer. You will find it interesting to see how your mind works and on how many levels it can operate at, even while training itself to operate more efficiently.

Developing Your Subconscious Mind to a Higher Level

To assume that our subconscious mind doesn't need educating is as foolish as thinking that our conscious mind doesn't need educating. Most people only use their subconscious minds, subconsciously, with no conscious directing or guidance. That's why they think that we only use about 10% of our mind. Doesn't that send up a red flag, telling us that there is something very important in our mental development that we seem to ignore? The fact is, at the 10% level, we aren't smart enough to grasp how ignorant we really are. We are truly monkey-people on the planet of the apes.

Memory

Understanding

To best understand your memory is to recognize it as a being with a mind of its own. It remembers what it thinks is important, and forgets that of which it has no interest. Who established these guidelines? Don't even try to figure it out. There is one thing for sure; you had nothing to do with it. But, starting now, you can begin orchestrating your memory to better function in the areas of interest and importance to you, and file away in the trivia file that which is unimportant.

How does it know what is important? To our minds, the most important things are those that deal with self preservation. Beyond that is what has been programmed into us by environmental sources (parents, friend, situations, etc.) to form who we are.

We are a product of our memories.

It is the degree of importance that is placed on these memories that determine who we are.

How do you know how much importance has been placed on various memories?

Here is an example of a question that will help you understand:
______________?

Get it? No matter what the question, in itself, it won't be good enough to be a perfect example. I might as well ask you if you love your spouse enough to allow them to enjoy all of the sexual pleasures that life has to offer, or do you want to keep them to yourself and not let them enjoy these things? Is servitude less than slavery when protecting ones insecurities? What is the important thing here? And why.

Are you presently the kind of person that you want to be? If not, this is where we can begin making changes. We have to consciously separate our memories into categories of varying importance. If we don't, left undirected, we are likely to fill our minds with triviality and place undo importance on insignificant items.

Back to square one. Let's utilize an extreme simplification of how our memory works and what we can do to help it function better. One of the obstacles of developing an efficient memory is that the mind can remember everything. What makes it "remember" some things more vividly than others is how it weighs the importance of things.

The way we start working with our mind in dealing with memories is to initially divide all memories into two separate classes; those that we think should be remembered and those that our mind thinks should be remembered. Then, ideally, we'd dump them all into a trash can, and take out the few that are really important and leave the rest there.

On second thought, why not do it that way? There is a simple trick to making that method work. It takes an attitude adjustment. Some might think that you are going through the change. How right they will be!

The key is to tell yourself that nothing is important. Nothing in this entire world really matters. We are just going to grow old and die, and soon be forgotten, so how can anything really be important? When you accept the truth of that statement, and after going through an initial disbelieving state of denial, you will begin seeing the effect of facing reality. You will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly you will evolve to another level, and how facing the truth does set you free. What that statement means is; to be set free of your ignorant programming. There is a truth about life that ascends far beyond what is commonly believed.

How to learn what to remember and what to file

Put an initial weight of importance on something that we consciously want to remember. What is more important is to learn that one doesnít need to have everything available for instant recall.

People that want to remember things donít effectively categorize the importance of things that need to be remembered. Try thinking, "I will remember everything that I need to remember and I will file away things that are not important."

During the initial development process it is important that one relinquishes control of their memory. Forget everything that you can. The important things will surface, almost on their own.

Your mind knows that it can remember everything. What is more important is to learn that one doesnít need to have everything available for instant recall.

People that want to remember things donít effectively categorize the importance of things that need to be remembered. Try thinking, "I will remember everything that I need to remember and I will file away things that are not important."

During the initial development process it is important that one relinquishes control of their memory. Forget everything that you can. The important things will surface, almost on their own.

If learning and remembering useless bits of information provides you with a degree of enjoyment, simply categorize it as a hobby. Hobbies are placed in the Personal Amusement file. Seeing the file being compressed and stored is all that is necessary to free your mind for more important things in the real world.

Photographic Memory

It is an ability that we all have. I consider it one of our basic senses. Without it we would truly be lost. We actually would not be able to walk over rough terrain without watching our feet making every step. We wouldn't realize that something had moved or was missing. Yet, very few try to develop this ability to a higher level. That's because it's not easy to do for one simple reason. Just as in computers, it takes huge amounts of memory to save a picture. The way to improve this ability without using as much memory is to save these pictures in a low contrast, black & white mode. You don't have to be aware of them being in that mode because whenever your mind recalls the picture for you, it will fill in the colors from its basic data bank when you zoom in on a certain part of the picture. In reality, you will notice no difference at first, but soon you will start noticing that you do have better recall of visual pictures. It's because you have just educated your subconscious mind as to how to save these pictures without wasting so much space. As it begins using this new method, from another level of your mind will come other suggestion to help even more.

To begin developing photographic recall, imagine that every time you intentionally blink your eyes, you take a mental picture. When you sit something down, blink your eyes as if clicking the shutter on a camera. It will help you remember where you placed an item.

For practice, look in a general direction, close your eyes, try to picture what you just saw, then open your eyes and see what you remembered. This might seem ridiculous at first. It's similar to one trying to make music on an instrument the first time they try. If you feel that you have a proclivity for this, and want to develop this ability to a high degree, there are experts in the field.

Go to a library and get an appropriate book. I say this because visualization is one of my abilities that always lags in development. I am one that feels more than I visualize. We all find that we are better in some areas than others. There are two schools of thought: I like both. Do what you are best at, and improve what you do poorly. I try to do both, but it is hard to resist doing what I am best at doing. It is just too much fun.

Increasing Your IQ

Increasing your IQ by developing better thought chains.

The first thing you have to do is to be absolutely sure that everything you think you know is the absolute truth. If you have one "truth" in your mind that is not true, no matter how insignificant you think it is, your mind will not work correctly. An untruth is like a virus, it infects the whole mind, and distorts to some degree all other thought chains. Your ability to reason accurately will be seriously compromised, thereby inhibiting your mental capabilities.

An example would be; if a kid believes in Santa Claus their perception of the world is completely distorted. A silly belief like that could lead them into believing in virgin conceptions and resurrections and other nonsense. Their mind will not recognize the truth even if they step in it.

Purifying thought chains.

How many "know-it-alls" have you seen that spout their ignorance to anyone within ear-shot. Obviously, they accept input without understanding or verification of the facts. How can you believe anything they say? How can they create an intelligent thought if their database of information is corrupted with incorrect data? The only thoughts they can create are shallow and meaningless.

Fortunately, the only people that are influenced are those with an even lesser degree of mental development. Whoops! Now we're on to something. It's the children that are most susceptible to being corrupted by their incorrect drivel. Would it be easier to tell the children not to believe anything adults tell them? I hope not, but the children have to understand that most adults are really monkey-people. How can they tell the difference? One way is to find an untruth in what they are told, then discount everything else that person says. Drastic? You bet. The correct thing to do? Not the best thing, but it is one of the better stages one should explore.

Using multiple thought chains simultaneously

I began developing this by playing the piano and holding a conversation with someone at the same time. Then I added playing chess to the mix, never missing a note or interrupting a steady string of conversation (speaking and listening). If alone, I would practice giving a speech while playing the piano. Musicians do this at a rather primitive level when they sing while playing the piano. Rappers are those that are at an even more primitive level. They are trying to talk with a rhythm. Itís a beginning, but not really useful after a person is about 10 years old.

Many people find that just doing one thing is boring. Most people want to do something else while they are eating, even if it's just talking.

Most people want to do something while they are driving. They play with the radio, sing, eat, sightsee, talk to passengers or on a cell phone, etc. Not that I recommend it, but people with Heightened Awareness can do all of these things and more in absolute safety. They will not only drive defensively, but they will do things to help keep others from having an accident. Driving is the perfect time to practice telepathy. Obviously one of the most important things, besides not hitting anybody and staying on the road, is making yourself known to others (seen, felt, heard, etc.).

Using otherís thought chains to improve your own

Just knowing about thought chains will make you more aware of others thought chains. You will see people with very short chains and those with much longer one. Public speakers are generally able to create longer chains than average people. When speaking to others try to lengthen your sentences to at least match their own. Speak less, but use longer sentences with less body language and none of the drivel words (on page ??).

Stop making the same mistakes, over and over.

If you make the same mistake twice, it should be a wake up call. You're in sad shape, but if you can remember making the mistake before, there's hope.

Speed Thinking

What is Speed Thinking?

Our minds do the thinking for us because we don't know how. No one has ever taught us how. Our minds learn by trial and error how to do things that are a step above other animals simply because we have larger brains and can store enough information to make us "smarter" than other animals.

Most people think they are thinking when they are mentally asking themselves questions, and basically talking to themselves. They are not. They are simply pacing in their mental waiting room while their mind is coming up with the answer. We actually slow down the mind by trying to direct it while it is thinking.

The mind actually works like a multi-level computer. It communicates internally with millions of electronic signals between billions of storage cells. Our mind does not "think" in our primary verbal language. It thinks in "computer" talk. That talk converted to sound is almost like listening to a computer sending on the internet.

To better understand how the mind works, it helps to better understand how a computer works. After all, computers have been designed by human minds. They are our mind's demonstration of how human minds work. The main difference is that the human mind not only uses digital signals, it combines them into analog/digital signals infinitely increasing its ability.

As a mind develops, it converts "known truths" into compressed blocks similar to compressing a computer file. In a normal mind these blocks are generally small, limiting the speed in which the mind can generate an answer . These blocks are intentionally kept small by the mind because so many of them contain information that is not true. The mind constantly fights itself trying to juggle "truths" and "untruths" to come up with an answer that satisfies all of the information that it has. Untruths act like viruses in the mind. They are always popping up, making the mind come up with a distorted answer or no answer at all.

To develop the ability to speed think, one has to begin eliminating all information in their minds that is not known to be an actual fact. On top of the list are things that start with I believe, I think, and my opinion is. These items must all be classified as possible untruths and never be entered into any thought process. You have to get serious about this. What you believe means nothing. Believing in Santa Claus doesn't make it so. Tell your mind to file all of these things into a special file named unproven - DO NOT USE.

Religious people will have a problem with this one. They've been taught that believing makes it so. That alone screws up their mind. It knows that many of the things that they once believed have been proven to be false. That being a proven truth, how does it weight a "belief?" That creates a mental stumbling block. You have to direct your mind to stop using beliefs, unproven thoughts, and opinions. You start by never voicing these things yourself. Only speak of what you are positive is the truth. Every time you hear someone expressing their beliefs or opinions, mentally be repulsed by it and comment to your mind for it not to do such a thing.

You will find that you will want to point this out to these people. Don't do it! They will not appreciate it, unless you are close enough to them to tell them that their breath stinks or they have a booger hanging out their nose.

Even if you are deeply religious, taking a sabbatical in order to purify your mind can only be a good thing. You will soon find that evolving to a higher level will give you a new understanding of religion.

Once these three items are out of the thought process, your mind can begin building larger blocks of information. Right?

Wrong. That's because to develop speed thinking you have to distinguish things that are absolutely true. Do you know anything that is absolutely true? Are you sure?

I'll answer that one for you. The answer is NO. That leaves room for learning. What we have to work with are things that are true to the best of our knowledge (which can be updated as we learn).

There is another thing you have to do, and that is to separate the truth from what you want to be true. That is a bit harder than is sounds. Most people don't want to accept truth if it's bad. They want to adjust it to a more palatable form. You've all heard of a white lie. The mind actually shades information with an analog system that can put more emphasis on information. As an example, an absolute truth could be white, a truth to the best of our knowledge could be an off white, and so on. Now your mind can give you answers that are shaded to indicate at what level of truth they are at. Your mind can give you an answer and light your mental video screen to indicate the level of truth of the answer.

At this stage, a block of information in our minds could be the equivalent of many megabytes of information that is handled as if it was a single word. We are opening the door to speed thinking.

For anyone that has doubts, take a speed reading class. It will open many doors in your mind.


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