Here is a very apt analogy how it works:
The monkeys and the banana
Start with a cage containing five monkeys.
Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water.
After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result – all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him.
After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.
Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that’s the way it’s always been done round here.
And that, my friends, is how company policies are made.
And how religion was born and is maintained…
I often feel like I want to get off this planet… please.
How many of your assumptions of what’s wrong and what’s right, how it is, what works what doesn’t are not your experience, but handed down like tradition, like Tree of Knowledge stuff, like this banana stuff to the monkeys in the experiment? 98% 99%
No wonder you feel caged in, no matter the number one feeling coming up, the number one desire coming up on my calls is the desire to be able to be yourself… Feel your own feelings, make your own decisions, follow your own drummer.
Even when you can discover only 1% of what you know as false, inherited bs… the quality of your life, the quality of your existence improves 100%… How is that for a good investment of your time?
In my attempt to come up with an equation or formula that would give a more holistic view of where you are as a human being, I have been measuring a number: how many percentage of your brain you use for retaining useless information, information that is not your experience, not even the experience of the “source” of that information, but like the “climbing the steps equals cold shower” type of knowledge.
About 50% of your brain is available to think, deduce, see, compare, analyze, connect to the great unknown, intuition, and other thinking tasks. But you can use up this part to try to remember instead, and never have an original thought.
Society treats thinkers the way the monkeys in the experiment were treating the newcomers. This way, misery loves company, no one has access to the banana… and that’s that.
But when you free up, just one measly percent of your brain capacity for real thinking, real connecting, your life improves tremendously. All the perceived injustices disappear, all the judgment disappears, and you discover that there was never anything wrong, there was never any place to get, and there was never anything wrong with you…
This is what’s possible in my courses, or with using my Avatar State activators. Quite a banana, isn’t it?
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