Your world is as you live it, which means a continuous flow of living. Self@Now.
The trick with living is to start living every moment. The techniques I cover in "Winning your Infinite Future" are the same tools explored in "Freedom Is". The difference is in what you are using them to accomplish.
Technically, the latter has you working at the goal of reaching enlightenment. The former has the goal of figuring out "what's next?"
Even though I don't really allot much of these works to goals, all of the four study-areas do utilize this in their basics. And the parts of this system each have their own goals - which take effect on their users.
Those four areas again:
- New Thought Books - Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich", as well as his mentors and his derivatives (later students).
- Silva Method
- Release Technique
- Huna Kapua
The point of Hill's book is in his second chapter - Develop a Burning Desire.
The end view of Silva Method is to be able to live an alpha life, ie. being in a meditative state continually - open to inspiration through connection to the Universal as an ongoing experiential condition of living.
Release Techinique develops the ability to simply let go of stressful conditions moment-by-moment. Again, the ideal is to be able to release continuously, replacing earlier mental programs.
Huna Kapua teaches that the world is as you create it in each moment, that you live in your own waking, vivid dream. Practice enhances the shamanic abilities of the user.
Each and every one of these tell you to use their practices as a continually-on condition of living. Each starts out with the point of simply being able to do their activities at all, but eventually spring the kicker on you that this is and should be an always-on condition of using their tools every single waking and sleeping moment of every day.
And eventually, you cease to have "days" and "moments", but live in the never-ending Now.
The breakthrough of all this is finding the system that can take you to that point. One that moves you from humanoid, habit-controlled thinking - into a very calm, peaceful, centered existence.
I know of no other single book or set of techniques that can modernly take you there. Especially in just a few months of concentrated work. Compare this to years of study in various disciplines, perhaps an entire lifetime - all with no track record of regular success.
Looking into the background of these separate studies shows why.
- Hill, in his research, took 20 years and interviewed well over 500 individual top leaders, statesmen, business magnates.
- Lester Levenson made his Release Technique based on a very personal and illuminating quest he undertook in order to save his own life. But then studied 18 years through Western and Eastern religions and philosophies to understand what he had accomplished. Release Technique has been put through many different academic and independent studies, which verified its efficacy.
- Sedona Method is one of the most academic and professionally-reviewed modern meditation methods, and when you review Jose Silva's original materials, you find a plethora of references to ancient Eastern datums.
- Huna Kapua, especially as translated and explained by Serge Kahili King, is based on the oldest known philosophy, which may predate any surviving written history on this planet by several thousand years. King himself studied under several Masters, including Western academia, where he earned his PhD.
However, and again - quite regardless of how these various studies have been individually approved - they work together and synergistically far better, with far better results than they do individually and separately.
It is completely up to you to get these results. It's not about how much power you can attain - it's more the Zen level, which is completely different and beyond that limiting concept. Power is built on being powerless, a fear of non-existence. What you may possibly attain with these all used in conjunction is a level which sees both extreme power and lack as two sides of the same coin.
And you may find yourself not one side or the other - nor even the edge - but being the coin itself.
No, each of these individually won't particularly take you that far. Levenson's Releasing Technique comes closest.
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"Winning Your Infinite Future" was the exploration of 'Now What?'
Once you achieved this high state, then what do you do for the rest of your life?
It was the scene that no one particularly ever approached. None of the above really say what goes on at that point. So that book (and blog - http://amodernview.blogspot.com) goes to find additional sources which start to explore this question.
This study then was based on a 4-sourced, inter-related, tetrahedronal system. I didn't necessarily start out that way, but it ended again with four sources.
Key to the explanation was Joseph Campbell's Monomyth. His use of archetypes to explore the various recurring charact-influences was genius. And enabled his studies to bring a new, cohesive interpretation to myths we all knew.
What was interesting is that Campbell did see that his concept-theory could be applied to the individual as an analysis of any life. However, he didn't really hold to the Eastern concepts of existential Self, and all individuals being part of and interconnected with that.
When reaching for the deeper levels of Huna Kapua and Silva, these showed that there was a near-infinite possibilities in terms of abilities which could be regained. And of course, this was from the view of having already attained enlightenment/satori/cosmic consciousness.
But the end of this book's research, where it all pulls together (after around 800 pages) - something different happened.
All this showed that a person could take the reverse approach, that of working to gain all these abilities, would ultimately wind up with the person at the same level of operation: Self@Now.
Answered along the way was the point of 'what's next?' - which is actually answered by whatever purpose you came here for. And of course, when taken as part of the simple dream studies through Huna Kapua, then you see that the individual viewpoint for that dream has a specific purpose to attain. Next dream, next purpose.
Beyond all this, and perhaps to the point, is that it becomes more and more this Self@Now result. Which isn't clearly defined in any modern or ancient literature I've studied to date. Because it is beyond the limits of any language we've developed.
All this book also did was to reiterate the prelude from "Freedom Is" - where the hero leaves everything, climbs this horrible mountain which even haunts him in his dreams, reaches the top in the middle of a blinding blizzard, only to find that there wasn't a mountain to begin with.
Self@Now is obvious, and explains all, yet has no space in time. So nothing can decribe it, but it can be experienced - and has been throughout history. Some get glimpses of it (read Claude Bristol) and others have longer moments or years experiencing it. Yet others achieve it as a continuing bliss state. (And interestingly, some actually work to get back to a "normal" state.)
It is something you would have to believe to see.
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And this is apparently where we are all going, one way or the other. But you are going to have to find your path for yourself, since most everyone is busy being an individual - which is desparately trying to not be Self and not live in Now. But that's everyone's choice, isn't it?
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One tip, which prompted this post: Just as fearing Death is wasted motion, so is fearing any of the archetypes you may meet on your journey. All of these are your creation, your dream. All.
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I wish you, sincerely, Good Hunting.