Exercise 6a gives a possible setup:
Concentrate on two consecutive ticks of a noisy clock (ignoring what is happening in between the ticks), or...
Focus on the current breath (inhaling or exhaling) while, at the very same time, remembering one or more prior ones and, again, ignoring what happens in between.
The phenomenon that can take place is the contemplative
vision of what is called the "boundless space." This
is in a curious way similar to the end result of Exercise
#5a, the so-called "time-breaking" effect, and we could
call it therefore the "space-breaking" effect.
This is the first of the "higher visions" in Gotamo
Siddharto's original teachings, now popularized in
various forms as "Buddhism."
These visions are usually achieved over longer periods
of exercises and combined with the cultivation of positive
emotions and attitudes. Any shortcut bears the potential
of 'moving too fast' for one's own sake. If individual,
personal power is being increased without a raise
in personal integrity, there is a danger of the
person hurting itself or others. The person will usually
stop itself before too much damage is done and some of
the next exercises are helping work to ameliorate these
It is often asserted that multiple viewpoint processes
(including auditory processes like the Monroe HemiSync
technology), are just stimulating on the physiological
side of the brain in a way that brings about certain
While this can happen, of course, the argument itself
is limited to a rather narrow and mechanistical
view of the world. Here is an analogy to demonstrate this view in a
- every time someone calls Joe,the phone rings.
- if the phone is being picked up when it is NOT
ringing, nobody seems to be there to talk to.
Now Joe could get the following opinion if he wouldn't
know already otherwise:
- the ringing of the phone is a summons for someone
else to appear.
In short, Joe could see the ringing of the phone as
the CAUSE for the communication in the first place
and NOT as a side effect of an action within a larger
Or, in other words, if a certain part of the brain is
being activated during a vision, it would be a rather
limited view to postulate that it is 'only the brain'
causing this vision to appear and to ignore that
there may be a process going on which, as a side effect,
makes some parts of the brain being more active.
For example, postulating effects of the "synchronization
of the brain's hemispheres," a favorite buzzword since
quite a while, doesn't explain in any way just how
a synchronization would enhance the brain's function.
If the brain is seen as a giant, complex computer,
any "synchronization" would WASTE resources and "brain
power" in the same way that a dual-processor NT system
would lose computing power if one of the chips would
do exactly the same that the other is doing already.
Likewise, the perhaps most intriguing and powerful technique
in applying the mechanisms of the brain, the amygdala
clicking theory of T.D.Lingo presented to Viewzone
readers in the #26 edition, can and should be broken
out of the narrow context of "the brain is everything."
Then the amygdala can be seen as a crucial switch in
the operation of a Being that uses the brain to
perform tasks and to gain sensations and perceptions.
Lack of understanding and control of the body's
central switchboard, the brain, can thus result in
a trapped condition for the Being itself.
This view restores the larger context and makes the
"amygdala switching technique" all the more powerful. Reestablishing a larger framework of reference is also
the objective of the following:
Look at the body's physical proportions in relation
to the room one is in. The body now appears to be "small"
in comparison to other, larger object. Proceed with
comparing its size to the house, city, state, country,
planet, star, galaxy, Universe one is living in.
Another powerful process is to compare enumerations of
See one's body as one body within the group that makes
up one's family. Proceed with seeing it as one body
within the group occupants of a house, city, state,
country, planet, etc.
The view of #6d appears only as "humbling" from a body's
perspective. For the Being, it restores a larger context
for the evaluation of the 'game of life' and it can be
Let us now recap the tools at hand that were presented
here for the purpose of Straightline Remote Sensing:
Developing skills using the exercises should enhance
the abilities of:
- zooming in and out spatial dimensions,
- establishing time frames to look at,
- viewing single identities within larger groups,
- pursuing a continuos flow of action, avoiding "jumping around,"
- facing the 'abyss' between the domains of life without
getting hypnotized by it,
- using vias of perception other than the head on one's body,
- creating, utilizing, and holding multiple viewpoints,
- evaluating the type of one's current perception, breaking free
from the invalidations of one's current perception by other
All of these abilities are innate to the Being. It is more
a question of restoring these basic abilities rather than to
learn something radically "new." In a sense, there is nothing "new" in this Universe to begin with.
Everything that can happen, has already happened. It is the
process of "re-evaluation after re-experience" that makes life
still interesting in many ways.
Self-invalidation is the killer - fear is a consequence of
People will go through a lot of time and effort to learn a
musical instrument or to perfect their skills in playing a
certain game. The sharing of one's progressing skills is a
rewarding challenge, and the validations of others are fueling
an on-going strife for perfection.
When it comes to psychic and mental abilities, validation
by others is rather limited but in-validation abounds.
In the course of lives, every person around has been
invalidated heavily and since a very long time, resulting
in a strong tendency to self-invalidate in every possible
Undoing this tendency to self-invalidation without getting
lost to hubris is the toughest challenge a person can face. It is this undoing of the chronic impulse of "doing oneself in"
which is setting a Being free again.