Mental Models: relate to and solve problems with different, fundamentally different views (perspectives) of reality
It doesn’t take high IQ… it takes the ability (spiritual/mental capacities need to be activated in your DNA through application) to look at things in different ways.
You have an innate, most likely emotions-based mental model, where you judge things by how you feel about them or the person who recommends/sells them.
What clues you in that you are using a mental model is the word: know/don’t know
And that is, of course, all the time.
Some mental models are more useful than others, but all of them are imprecise. Why? Because “reality is collective hunch… at best.”
The pie chart about all knowledge comes handy here: a minuscule amount, maybe for all of humanity, you have 1% of all knowledge that you know that you know. Another 1% of all knowledge you know that you don’t know. Another 1%, some of you, are able to intuit, deduce, etc.
The rest is what you don’t know that you don’t know. On average 97% of all knowledge.
You make your decisions from what you think you know and what you hope you know. And some people, like myself, we make our purpose in life to become pioneers, explorers, so all of humanity can move the needle towards a higher accuracy, a higher effectiveness.
What we do in the Playground program is work with you so you have access to the spiritual capacity to actually look in reality, away from the emotions, and get access to other mental models that are more suitable to make accurate decisions about actions you need to take.
Most of you identify yourself with your emotions… and this is going to be hard for you… but every single person can break out from the one-mental-model moronic state.
You will be surprised: the program is intense, and long.
Why? Because every new mental model needs you to activate a yet not activated spiritual/mental capacity, hardcoded in your DNA. I have counted 160 spiritual/mental capacities that are not activated, but can be activated.
Understanding doesn’t activate anything. Understanding is the booby prize… looks valuable, but isn’t.
Understanding is a lot like yesterday’s breakthrough is today’s arrogance… Breakthrough is like understanding… useless unless results in continuous consistent action.
One of the main barriers to seeing the world, seeing reality accurately is language.
And this barrier, with the global availability of so much to read, so many videos to watch, gives people the sense that they know something, that they understand something, and they are absolutely mislead.
The more misunderstood knowledge, either because it was wrong knowledge to begin with, or because of your lack of vocabulary and spiritual capacities to follow it, the harder to go back to innocence, and start over.
You cannot grow from where you are… you need to go to the foundation, because most likely that is where your fundamental issue, your fundamentally rotting or rotten core comes from.
I have been hearing the expression “mental models” from Michael Simmons for a while. So this morning I took the time to do the Starting Point Measurements for him: I have had mixed feelings about him since I heard him on a podcast, and heard the incongruence between who he was, how he thought, and the things he said with great authority.
Through the Starting Point Measurements, a diagnostic tool, I see that his biggest issue, his biggest barrier to growth, is the he is working with the emotional mental model… underneath all the other models.
Here is the emotional mental model in a nutshell: you don’t see reality.
You see a collapsed reality overlaid with your interpretation, stories, meanings… we call that collapsed reality/emotions occurrence… that is what you think happened, or happening. 1
So you see the world the way it is appearing in occurrence, a hodge-podge of meaningful emotions, interpretations, stories, desire laced imagery, all the stuff that makes humanity the pest it is: destroying the planet that it lives on, already dreaming of moving to destroy other planets as well.
In the Playground you unlearn this mental model of seeing the world, by identifying what shows up in the occurrence, all the stuff that is added onto reality.
Notice that I am not knocking emotions.
Emotions can be good, enrich life, move you to action, nothing wrong with them… other than they are very manipulable… meaning you can be manipulated by using means of manipulation.
As I was resting after yesterday’s Playground session, with the women, I was craving music.
In music, I felt, emotional manipulation is intentional, and will clean me from all the dirt the session put on me…
So I turned to youtube… and found a TED talk with someone I have already known, Benjamin Zander, a conductor of the Boston Philharmonic orchestra. I have purchased and loved his and his wife’s book “The Art of Possibility”.
Here is the TED talk… watch for the emotional manipulation in the music. I started to weep, a good weeping, cleansing, refreshing, that allowed me to feel like a person AGAIN. lol.
The current mental model the whole world used to process reality leaves you dirty, gunky, heavy, sluggish, and… must tell you the truth… stupid.
And even the interactions with people who can only have one mental model, the emotional mental model, we could also call the “occurrence mental model”. Whether you talk to them, or listen to them pontificate.
And you need to learn to take a mental shower… like I did. So you can wash off the gunk, and the heaviness of the mental model…
It is not the people, by the way, it is the mental model that is dirty, so if you were in that class yesterday, it is not you, it is the way you process reality that is wrong. You, underneath it, are an innocent, clean, beautiful specimen, who could even be happy if you learned to process reality differently.
Some of you will. It depends on the level of integrity you are willing to bring to this process.
Integrity is moment to moment. And the work, the process, is moment to moment.
Guilt, the feeling of guilt is simply not being willing to be responsible for what you did.
You can say, to free yourself to move: OK, I didn’t do that… or OK, I did that. No fault, no foul. I’ll do better on the next one.
The next thing it depends, whether you will or won’t, is your level of awareness. If you walk around half asleep, or in your head about something, you won’t even notice what you are doing.
You can tell if someone is like that by the way they listen… they don’t. They listen as they see: the interpretation, the words, the commentary replaces what was said, and they are present to that, not what they actually hear.
The third thing is your level of desire.
High desire makes you look at the end result you want, and not at the step you are taking. And everything happens in the moment, in the step you are taking.
Every time he gets triggered to the Desire Trap, his vibration drops to 100. He hasn’t learned to catch the moment, the trigger yet. It is always some words… my hunch is that it has “deserve” in it as one of the words. How do I know?
My younger brother (I have two brothers) used the word “deserve” so often, I could not miss it. He deserved everything. And he has the same soul correction as this student, Sexual Energy.
Your vibration is the result and also the cause of what you see. Your vibration is like a buoy… it rises and falls with the level of the water it is in.
I can often tell what you see from the number that expresses your vibration. I can tell how much of reality you can see, and how much you replace reality with occurrence, or the imagination you use to create the end result you crave.
My work, in essence, is quite thankless: you can’t help me because you are the buoy… and the buoy may have the best intention, but reality is stronger than your intention.
The graceless dance my Desire Trap student does is all the more interesting, because he is my best student… When he is doing the work instead of fantasizing, his vibration is 250. When he gets into his head and what he deserves, his vibration drops to 100.
The level of misery.
It is interesting to note that Michael Simmons knows nothing about the base mental model, the occurrence model. Why? Because he is a teacher: he repeats what others have said. And he hasn’t read my stuff… yet. Or didn’t recognize it as a mental model… To the detriment of his many many many students.
- I had an unfortunately conversation I had this past Monday where the person I was talking to argued with me every step of the way, completely mis-interpreting my intention, working with, seeing the world and me through the emotional mental model… and everything looked and felt like a threat to him. I don’t have an effective way to deal with that… and I regret that I didn’t just “accidentally” hang up the phone to end the situation where two trains pass in the night… one feeling threatened… Ugh.
I am sure this situation, albeit really rare in my life, is a daily occurrence in your life if you have been my student long enough, and have access to other mental models that the base emotional one, everyone starts with.
With your family, mainly.
If your interactions go smoothly, or smoother, then you can safely assume: you are still relating, explaining things through the emotional model. And everything you say is pretty much hogwash… but they can hear you loud and clear… :-(