Why is that significant? And what the heck does that even mean?
The past is the past, and you cannot change it, they say, but if you look in history books, you'll see that the past does change... depending on the point of view of the historian...
Reality is collective hunch at best... but the visible, perceivable, three-dimensional reality looks different depending on the vantage point... depending on the context... depending on what criteria you examine it by.
In the Playground we re-write your history. We rewrite who you are, historically, who you are for yourself, who you are for others...
We rewrite history not in a fancy, inventive, "you create your life" kind of way... we actually go back to root incidents, and look at them through different filters, through using different invisible dynamics of reality as filters to look through.
If you can't manage to look differently, the past won't change, and your future will say as dim and dismal as it looks now. You will end up getting to where you are heading.
For most people this is really bad news.
This systematic looking, looking through distinctions, looking differently, reliably changes the past... and with that change it changes the present moment... because it changes the future you are living into...
Who you are, your attitude, your actions are in a dance, in correlation with the future you live into: so when the future you see changes, your actions change with it.
So you change the past, your future changes, and your present changes... How you see yourself changes. Sounds magical, and it also feels magical, but it isn't magic.
What actually happened, reality, can't be changed... but before you jump into conclusion: the whole first module of the Playground is to distinguish reality from all the interpretations, and meanings and drama YOU have added... and although what happened cannot be changed, the interpretations and meanings are not part of what happened... and yet they still carry 99% of the "what happened" for you... So the secret is distinguishing... Always.
And what gives you your being, mood, attitude, your actions in the present moment is the future you are walking into. The wind of the future you are leaning into.
By changing the past, you whole life, including your future can be changed.
- One of the integral parts of the Playground program is the weekly one-on-one partner calls... Without that there would be no results.
- Add to that the 20 day learning challenge... without that you wouldn't necessarily see how you are not even willing to learn anything to make your life work, to make your life better.
- And, of course, the feedback... after every partner call...
I listen to every partner call... and give a little or a lot of feedback, depending whether the participants asked for coaching or not.
90% of the work of the program gets done in the partner calls.
Why do I write, almost exclusively, articles that seem to be only for the participants of the Playground program?
xxxIt's a good question... and it is a dumb question. What participants deal with can shed light to what a non-participant is dealing with, because my job is to shed light to the invisible. To name what hasn't been named. To reveal the dynamic.
And even just knowing that there is a dynamic there can save some lives, but more importantly, allow curious people to opt to look deeper, and take their power back from the machine...
That is why I am writing these articles.
The Playground partner calls give away a lot of the "how" in the how you do anything is how you do everything.
I just listened to a partner call, two men, two continents, two different lives, two different soul corrections, two different vibrations.
The conversation reminds me of the book "What do you say AFTER you say hello?" Transactional Analysis book.
Depending on the percentage of the "it is all about me" score in the Starting Point Measurements, you listen to the other person's example, the other person's life, for the similarities or the sameness, and have no interest in their differences... you don't even notice it.
Your vibration is a number. It tells me, among other things, how much of reality you see. What limits your view are
- 1. The height from which you look. You see things from a skyscraper, for example a traffic jam, is a whole different view, than being stuck in it on street level... same traffic jam, just viewed from a different vantage point.
- 2. Your astuteness: your astuteness is a function of how many distinctions you can tell apart. I measure it in your vocabulary, accurate vocabulary, but really, if I wanted to be exacting, what i am really measuring is how many things you can recognize accurately, and tell them apart from similar things.
- 3. Your about-me score. As I have said in another article, the size of that is like a carton cutout, that occupies the center of your field of vision, and you see, if you even look, reality only over its edges.
So, every person has those three aspects that influence their "how" and "what"
Another aspect is their soul correction.
Each soul correction has a main linchpin.
Life happens to us all. What we do with what is happening to us is, on the other hand, quite individual.
Most children have early experiences where they find out that life is not fair, that not all of us get the same things, that what works for another doesn't work for them.
This is where the similarity ends.
What we decide from our experience, our conclusion, our "therefore" will be consistent with our soul correction.
I have a minuscule size for "about-me", and I can therefore see fully what is going on for the participants, while when they listen to each other, depending on their vibration number, and especially their about-me score, they will see or misidentify what is going on for the other.
I have to sit on my hand... I want to "tell them" what they didn't see, what they could change, etc...
Sometimes helping people to see what they are not ready to see is like cutting the cocoon open to help the not-ready butterfly "applicant" to save them from having to break the cocoon and the pain it implies.
So I don't....
Even in this article I am trying to not say anything that cuts someone's cocoon open: what makes a butterfly fly is the effort they needed to break the cocoon open.
Sheer torture for the "emperor"... or in this case, the teacher/coach.
What else can I see from the partner calls?
Life is full of rackets. Racket is one of the invisible dynamics we examine in each incident we attempt to change.
A racket is a coverup: what is on the surface is not what is going on deeper inside.
On the surface you may be a victim, while deep down you are the perpetrator... Every unpleasant feeling is a signal for the underlying iceberg, the invisible parts of the racket.
Payoff is what perpetuates the racket machine: without some perceived benefit, no one would go through the pain and turmoil of the racket.
Payoff sounds good, right? Like a salary... but in fact it is the biggest criminal in all. It is what corrupts people, makes them sell out, makes them do unimaginably evil things... betray their country, betray their family, betray their best interest.
When it comes to rackets, the most frequent payoff is never having to show up in life, never having to measure up, never having to produce, never having to really know anything worth knowing.
So rackets are really what are the underlying dynamic of procrastination, underachievement, and never amounting to much in life. Not a lack of intelligence, a lack of talent, a lack of opportunity, not even lack of character, but the payoff from the rackets.
Not having to, not having to be the one who causes, instead being the one who is an effect. No one can blame you... but...
But this is where the cost of the payoff, received under the table, undeserved and unearned will attempt to create a choice... and unless you bring full consciousness to the racket, it can't and it won't.
Unless you value something more than you value something else... it won't.
In yesterday's Playground I measure what is the vibration of the ability to see value... and to my dismay it is 300 vibration. Under 300 vibration you may see individual values, but not value as a distinction. Same for any distinction, by the way. You will see examples of it, but not the distinction as a distinction.
So the goal in the Playground is to hit 300 vibration, where the distinctions, where the values can USE YOUR LIFE, instead of you having to look for them, analyze them, and try to use them.
The Cost of running a racket: the most expensive cost is affinity, more specifically self-love, self-affinity, and the ability to live from the "higher power" or North Star of "If I am not for me, who is for me?"
The saying, the adage, that when you love yourself you love your life has been true for me, and I have seen instances where it was clearly true for you.
One student, when he could see for a while, that even though he does things he doesn't like, he is not wrong, he is just doing things he doesn't like.
And his enthusiasm, and joy was indescribable... he loved himself, suddenly, and thus he loved his life and the people in it.
And the sadness, when people get in touch with that, is thick and heart wrenching.
Before you can choose to say no to the payoff... you have to go through that sadness, occasionally shame, or you won't choose a racket-free life.
Arrgh, that puny payoff is the only thing most people have... not results, not rewarding relationships, not health... no. They have the payoffs. And that is their life.
It's a catch 22: in order to learn anything, in order to do anything useful for your life, you need to be saying no to the payoff... at least a little bit of time... or you won't be allowed to learn anything, do anything for yourself and your life.
You see the trap?
Not every soul correction, and not every person with a certain soul correction is caught, fully, in this catch 22 trap... two of the participants in the current Playground are caught in this trap fully, and two are caught somewhat... My heart goes out for them. But the ball is in their court.