I am sure you think you are clear. But the number of words you use accurately in a language gives away your level of clarity... And it's low. I measure it as the 10th measurement in the Starting Point Measurements.
When I say clarity, I mean every area of life... including health as you'll see later in this article.
Now, why is this important? Because your clarity is what defines whether your actions, your reactions, your emotions are going to be in line with reality or not.
Whether you'll be astute, or a numbnut. 1
There are levels of astuteness. Astute is someone who bases their decisions on reality, not some vague concepts, vague emotions, or vague anything... or what they have heard, read, dreamed... lol
Your income, your happiness, your fulfillment are all dependent on your level of your astuteness.
And clarity, astuteness express themselves early on in your use of language.
In my coaching I can feel your emotions, and I can read your words. I have no access to what you actually do, or what your situation actually is.
So I work with what I have access to. And I can work on your clarity.
For example: a student of mine (one of the best and most able students) wrote on the Reclaim site (remember, I do my coaching in writing, mainly in the Reclaim program).
She is at step 18 of the 67 steps, the Man-On-The-Moon Contrast Keeping Easy Things Easy
1. What is something that should be simple that you made hard?
Managing my finances and putting together a spreadsheet for monthly budgeting and debt reduction. Now (5 months later), it is much easier actually enjoyable.
2. What is something that is hard that you made too simple?
I think socializing/relationships. At work I talk to many people every day and do networking and it comes fairly easy for me but on a personal level of socializing I made the assumption it would be easy. Clearly, for me, it is not….lol.
On the surface, you can identify with her: some things are hard and some things are easy... Maybe hard for you and easy for you. But what you probably don't see: clarity is lacking, completely. And if clarity is power, then power is lacking.
So, my job is to poke. Poke so more clarity arises. Poke so the student can get more astute. In this topic and in every area of life.
Just one thing: start to differentiate between
--hard as in difficult to do, needs much energy, much knowledge, many skills and
--difficult ON you... as in you can do it but you resist it, or have strong emotions about it. I.e. much meaning... Tree of Knowledge stuff.
it is useful to learn to use English accurately. It is most important for your own clarity. Clarity is power.
One area I have to always increase my astuteness is muscle testing.
Here is a great example in the area of health:
I have learned from Dr. Joel Wallach, a veterinarian turned Naturopath:
He grew his hair back by increasing his intake of Tin, an essential mineral that has been lacking in our diet since we have stopped eating from tin dishes, drinking soda from tin cans. It was replaced with other metals, aluminum, stainless steel, etc.
So I added Tin to my regimen, and lo and behold my hair started to regrow, have fullness, and regain its original color.
I have read an article where a Massachusetts biosomething or other firm is working on a poop pill (actual poop in the pill, lol) that repopulates your gut with a bacteria that when it's lacking you lose your hair, its fullness, and its color.
A seeming controversy. Is it the poop or is it the Tin?
So this morning I muscle tested the issue.
I asked different questions.
Turns out that many of the minerals that are essential, are essential to the good bacteria that we need for intestinal, digestive health.
The stupid scientists at the bio firms in Massachusetts ask the wrong question.
They had one result that was positive, but they never asked the question: what was making that one poop implant successful and none of the subsequent ones.
The answer is in the astuteness of the question.
If you feed your good bacteria with the right things, then you will have a full head of hair (if your hair is thinning because of this, and not some other reason, I have no idea what... sorry) and you'll also be smart and happy and healthy and thin.
Because of a narrow cone of vision, every single product, every single solution, every single treatment only addresses one side of reality... and therefore no one gets well.
All death begins in the colon suddenly means something really big and important:
Unless your gut flora is the right type, right combination, and happy, you are not happy, and you'll die from it.
How? What? Why? Because if the gut flora is what digests your food, and your gut flora is not the digesting type... you can eat tons of food, even some of the right food, or all of the right food even, you'll be lacking nutrients... you'll be a fat undernourished person.
It seems to me that almost everything (except sugar and fat) needs microbes to digest it first before it becomes bio-available to you.
All food. All supplements.
The difference between good bugs and bad bugs is: are they eating for themselves while they are poisoning us, or are they eating for themselves and making us thrive.
Let's look at cows: cows are happy when they eat grasses.
Feed them corn, and they are not happy. Corn feeds the bad bacteria in their gut... and the cow is not happy.
Although we don't have a fourth stomach, we still only benefit from food that the good bacteria turns into bio-available nutrient for us.
And if you eat in a way that feeds the bad bacteria, then the toxic poop of the bad bacteria kills of the good bacteria.
Thinning, limp hair is just one symptom. Being dull, or less than astute is another. Being emotional is yet another. Being weak, yes, that is yet another. Headaches, nausea, lack of appetite.
Constipation. 90% of your poop is good bacteria that has been digested. Not enough poop: a dead giveaway that you have bad bacteria overcrowding your gut.
Whatever bacteria have in your gut is what gets fed by your prebiotics. Now, this is devastating!
I have had constipation most of my life. This is why that naturopathic doctor didn't want to take me as a client.
I have chronically more bad bacteria in my gut than good bacteria.
The Tin, it seems, doesn't feed the bad bacteria... Thus my dramatic change in my hair.
But... ever since I have added Bimuno, I have constipation.
How? What? WTF?
Bimuno has glucose in it. Added. makes it more palatable for TLB 1 people, like yourself.
And if your bad bugs, especially Candida Albicans, loves glucose, then you are screwed.
Because as a kid I had perpetual sore throat, I was treated perpetually with antibiotics.
Antibiotics kills good bacteria and bad bacteria. It causes Candida Albicans to take over, and do horrendous damage to your gut.
It is impossible to get rid of, it needs to be controlled with diet.
Any amount of sugar, in any form, makes the Candida population explode, instantly, and you sick.
I have another good bug food that I can test: FOS... a soluble indigestible fiber... the good bugs supposedly like and the bad bugs don't like it as much. It has no sugar added.
So I am going to test it.
It seems that for me headaches/nausea and constipation are the primary indicators that I am doing something wrong.
Now, I have started with clarity... and language.
You see that normal language coupled with human tendency to get hooked and focus on "the answer" which is never "the answer" would have prevented me from going as deep inside my gut as I have.
Maybe both... Maybe neither.
Once you can adjust your language that there is no certainty in the Universe, you are on your way to become more astute.
Until then, you'll be a numbnut... Sorry to break it to you.
PS: If you take offense, then you are doubly numbnut. This numbnut categorization includes 99.99% of humanity. You could ask an intelligent question: how come you became a numbnut? I answer that question in many of my articles, but here is a brief and incomplete answer: you really think that you know much. You really think that what you know is true. You really think that you see much. You really think that you know what to do with what you read... Ultimately it is a lack of humility that got you there. Now, for truth sake, you were educated by numbnuts, you read stuff written by numbnuts. You were never taught how to think. And you don't. Don't think... You may think about stuff, but that is NOT the thinking I am talking about. Thinking as in decision making, as in creating mental constructs to verify if something is true or not... etc. etc. etc. Your brain is a tool you haven't been trained to use.
So until you do, you'll remain a nearly 100% numbnut at the mercy of other numbnuts.
Bad news? I say so.
PPS: What is the truth value of this article? Truth value doesn't mean X percent is true, and Y percent is a lie... It may mean that the information is partial... there is a lot more to it than what is said.
On that basis, the truth value of this article is 70%.
PPPS: what needs you to drink coherent water most is the good bacteria. Why? I don't know. Yet. I haven't found the right question to ask... yet.