PSTEC and Spiritual Awakening

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  • #21795
    Bloodfish
    PSTEC User

    I am currently going through a hugely testing time in my life whereby ive found spiritual teachings of great help (Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti, Rupert Spira etc) as well as practicing a few self help methods
    Meditation, Sedona Method, Release Technique and of course PSTEC

    My question revolves around the use of PSTEC and spiritual awakening. Whether or not people subscribe to the authenticity of spiritual awakening – the main essence suggests the separation of awareness from ego generated thoughts and how we can rid ourselves of consistent mind chatter

    Could you suggest an effective PSTEC framework (using any of the tools available) that could help stop the mind association with ego generated thoughts when they arise and perhaps an example or two?

    This could be a very effective ground-roots solution to help people fast-track their spiritual search…..it could be a massive product in its own right!

    #24390
    Peter Bunyan
    PSTEC User

    Hi Bloodfish

    Just spent 3 hours writing a response to your question and managed to “lose it” just as I was pressing the post button. Please wait a while longer while I calm down and perhaps write a better answer for you.

    Peter

    #24391
    Bloodfish
    PSTEC User

    Oh No!!  :(
    Take your time Peter / No rush
    Perhaps you can click away the frustration in the meantime!  ;D

    Many thanks

    #24392
    Peter Bunyan
    PSTEC User

    Hi Bloodfish

    This is a long post touching on some deep ideas. I hope you find the wait worth it.

    The search for spirituality is for me not the problem. There is no generally accepted view on what spirituality is in any case. IMO it is the search for self improvement, for happiness, peace and love and what better goal in life can there be? If your search looks for a God or other greater than human agency that requires worship or sacrifices then I feel you have stepped over some vague line into religion. Religion is a man-made construct with rules and and laws and each to their own.

    The struggle to understand the random world and events around us and attempt to bring some order to it, is what makes us human. Our success at it is what makes us more definitely Homo sapiens. This search for understanding of the universe and everything, makes us feel insignificant in the great scheme of things, just look up at the stars, the nearest a quarter of a light-year away and the spaces in between “to infinity and beyond”. Religion is our answer to bring a framework of understanding to all that and more, or maybe Science takes your fancy.

    While we rail at the injustice, unfairness, and bloodiness of random events in the world around us we are losing self esteem. Our self worth is tied up in keeping some sort of control over our lives in at least our nearest environs. We can accept the random unfairness of life in a fatalistic fashion or we can accept the doctrines of  a religion with blind faith or even the doctrines of science to help us explain it. These will maintain our level of self esteem.

    The old concept of Ego does not sit well with the current understanding of Mind and how it works. So please forgive me as I re-frame your question in terms of levels of consciousness.

    All our subconscious feelings/emotions are habitual responses to incoming stimuli from all our senses, particularly our vision. These generate physical behaviours as habits and self talk/mind chatter. This self talk is produced in our conscious minds in a linguistic form and is our logical attempt to interpret, justify, reason or excuse the habitual feelings/behaviours. Memorable events in our lives can create stronger habits, the repetition creating “beliefs” and belief therefore being a “habit of thought”. In between emotional subconscious and rational conscious sits the imagination where memories and feelings are projected onto a sort of internal video screen. This video can be edited by the conscious or even new video created to create and feed back new associated feelings/emotions into the subconscious. Just by telling ourselves to do something is less effective than imagining it happening while you do so. The subconscious is bigger faster and more powerful than the conscious, it also has a self protective behaviour which tends to resist change from the outside unless felt to be beneficial.

    Self talk stops when you are asleep, you can slow it down or halt it for a while with meditation or focus it on the immediate present. The problem is not the talk, it is what it is saying. Someone with constant positive self talk might be described as happy and confident, whereas someone else with negative self talk miserable or depressed. It reflects your emotional state. If you are trying to quieten your mind it seems to me that this is because your self talk is full of fears, doubts, guilt and self limiting beliefs. Negative in a word. So if you can change your emotions you change your self talk, enter PSTEC Click Tracks. The PSTEC Click Tracks were designed to remove emotions from memories and anticipated future events and they do it quickly and effectively.

    As we go through life everything we experience from all our senses is recorded and stored in our memories in the order it happened, we may not be able to recall it but it is there, a sort of library of personal video as our entire life history expanding all the time. This is the Mind Model. Not only is this information stored it is constantly being referred to. The incoming information is compared to everything we have previously experienced. If you recognize a pattern of sensory input, you “know” what it is. If the pattern of input does not quite match anything previously sensed, it is “new”. Our emotional response is a repeat of  previous times we have been in the same situation. The more times it happens, the more we “know” it without question, and we have created a habit of behaviour or thought. So the Mind Model not just a history reference library, but a library of associated emotional response patterns. Every bit of memory with associated responses.

    The history of psychology is the history of discovering that this library and entries is editable and that the response patterns can be altered. This is what the Click Tracks do, by removing emotional responses to triggers they change your library. If you consider that you are the sum total of your life history/experience then this is the Mind Model, what makes you who you are. However that can be changed by using the Click Tracks to enable you to become the person you want to be, perhaps in your case a more spiritual person.

    You could use mantras or affirmations to change your thinking/behavioural responses. These would be more effective if used with imagination and vision boards. But unless you persist long enough to wear down your protective resistance to change it will not happen. They are like orders to change without any incentive, imagining a successful outcome is adding the incentive. PSTEC Click Tracks and other techniques e.g. EFT are a way of getting past this resistance by working more directly with the emotions, imagination and other techniques like vision boards will help them along as well. This means you have to have an idea of what you want to achieve first in a positive way not as “I am trying to lose weight” “give up smoking” which are negative but “I am going to be fitter slimmer and healthier”.

    PSTEC Positive builds on and re-enforces the changes brought about by Click Tracking and implants positive beliefs and ways of thinking after the initial resistance have been worn down. These are the main two PSTEC tools. PSTEC Negative comes between them and PSTEC Accelerators help speed up the process. The suggested sequence of use is Click Tracks -> Negative -> Positive -> Accelerators. This is the main toolbox. The framework is really the paradigm of mind, some of which I have tried explain above. This is the “mechanism of mind” or “mental laws”. The main PSTEC tools are designed to be multi purpose rather than Tim having to develop different products for this issue or that problem. You provide the issue, whatever it is, the tools can be used for it.

    My paradigm of mind is based on the evolutionary development of early stone age pre-human more ape like beings to late stone age pre civilised hunter gatherers, Homo Sapiens This took some two or three million years of time, we are essentially the same with the same emotional responses as those late stone age people. I can no way prove it but I believe they felt the same sense of wonder and awe when looking up at the night sky half or a quarter of a million years ago as we do now. Maybe we can put some numbers to the size and distances involved but space is still mind bogglingly big to quote Douglas Adams” Hitchhikers Guide”. So evolution has made us co-operative animals that live and work best in extended family groups. As we grow up we need to be socialised along with other children, cared for and nurtured by loving parents, without this upbringing we become socially challenged, at worst misfits. However our ability to create “civilisation” which races ever faster on ahead of evolutionary change has created challenges to our ability to raise our children in a “natural way” creating evermore people who struggle to cope with that same “civilisation” and its own new problems.

    Because this tribal type upbringing developed over millions of years we are still the same creatures that define ourselves by our position in our society, where we fit in with the “pecking order” of our local group. We care about what others think and say about us. We judge ourselves against others, it determines our level of self worth/esteem. Our ability to to manage and control ourselves and our local environment, demonstrates our self worth to others and raises self worth, loss of that control lowers it.

    If your experience of childhood is lots of losses of control, example being bullied or parental abuse, then this creates patterns/habits of emotional response that are negative and continuing expectation of more of the same and low self worth becoming and being “normal”. A long accumulation of really minor repetitive incidents when young also builds to the same effect.

    Low self worth manifests itself in many ways. Pessimism, anger leading to violence, envy, guilt, perfectionism, procrastination, loneliness, paranoia, subservience, self hate, underachievement and addiction. There are probably more! Self confidence I regard as another name for self worth only it has more physical connotations in terms of posture and appearance. Overall where these these things feed back into each other it leads to stress, depression and further down hill to suicide.

    So a rough understanding or paradigm of Mind and how our “civilisation” affects it, a set of PSTEC tools to counter almost any issue and you have all you need for a spiritual search already. Perhaps it is not marketed for that particular purpose but then it is a truly multi-purpose kit. This same kit enables me to answer just about any question that arises on this forum as I have for the last year or so.

    Hopefully I have answered your question however this post was written for all others who read it and again hopefully some might add their thoughts or ask further questions as well.

    Peter

    #24393
    Peter Bunyan
    PSTEC User

    Hi Bloodfish

    In rushing to get the last post finished I managed to forget one more thing.

    Although not part of the PSTEC “kit” as such I strongly recommend using Wealth of Abundance in all cases of low self worth (the majority of them). This is a hypnotic track from Tim and helps build gratitude for what you have and for what you have not got yet. Gratitude is the opposite of the characteristics of low self worth and so helps build high self worth. Personally I cannot conceive any idea of a spiritual person who was not grateful for what they have and might receive. You can download WofA FREE from my site without any email or anything being required. As it is a hypnotic track do not try doing anything else at all while listening.

    Regards
    Peter

    #24394
    Jeff Harding
    PSTEC Pro and Forum Moderator

    Mahalo for the expanded response Peter!!

    I will add a little something here because I have used PSTEC specifically for my Spiritual Play (work?  nah!).

    I see a Spiritual Path as one that experiential;practicing in human form, so to speak.
    One that is very specific and individuated for each and every person.

    I cannot tell you what your Spiritual Path would be… that, my friend, I leave up to you.

    But, you can “clear the way” to allow your Spiritual Connection to be more clear for you… to allow Truth to invade and pervade your consciousness as opposed to the chatter you referenced.  The chatter is merely what you have programmed for yourself or allowed others to program for you.

    So, as Peter alluded, “the search for self improvement, for happiness, peace and love and what better goal in life can there be?”
    This aspect, I believe, is Universal in that if we are moving in harmony with Absolute Truth… with the expansion and evolution of the Universe (however that is achieved) … it seems unlikely that this would be done with anger, jealousy, hate, fear or anything that is not JEEP (joy, enthusiasm, excitement, peace).

    So, when we align ourselves with JEEP, we open the channel to harmonize with what I call our True Self… you could call it Spirit … call it Truth.
    When you clean and clear your mind, this could manifest as guidance in your Life or revelation … again, that I leave up to you.

    My task, as I see it, is to merely help you out of the muck … to disconnect the disharmony in your mind … so that you can allow the Truth into your Mind and then allow expansion of your consciousness as you see fit… as you are guided.

    When we consider this possibility, suddenly, our most important task or first task, would be to Live a Life of Jeep or as some would profess, a Life of Unconditional Forgiveness and Love.  So, again, how can we possibly do this without experiencing JEEP?  How can we do this if we are holding grievances, prejudice or see the world and people as awful, disgusting or fearful?
    The two could not possibly go hand in hand.

    This makes cleaning and clearing our minds of all that we have learned that involves fear or anything that is not JEEP… correcting our errors in thinking … of the utmost importance.  We are cleaning and clearing that human or animal tendencies so that we can allow a much Higher purpose to manifest here.
    And what better way than to perform Guideline #1 …

    1. If it's not JEEP, CT it!
    Take memories and imagined events that arise and if you don't have JEEP… or if you are not neutral about them which I equate to “Peace” … then CT them!
    Be ruthless and absolute because if memories and imagined events cause you fear, stress or anything not JEEP, ask yourself what purpose they serve (which, by the way, is a great question to expose limiting beliefs).

    Ah, then we have our personal beliefs, values, ideals, definitions and behaviors. If these beliefs we currently hold limit our movement into unlimited possibilities;If we find ourselves agreeing that hate, anger, jealousy and fear are justified; Consider shifting our beliefs and behaviors with Guideline #2 …

    2. Use PSTEC Negative to erase beliefs that do not serve our Spiritual Quest, and, Use PSTEC Positive to suggest to our subconscious the beliefs that support a Life of JEEP…a Life of Unconditional Forgiveness and Love … a Spiritual Life.

    As I clear my mind of the “junk in the trunk” then I am easily able to allow my Truth to come into my Mind and act as a guidance… to act as a further cleanser and corrector of errors.  I am able to think clearly, quickly and to act in the best interests of myself and those around me.

    I am also able to move into seeing more and more of the Truth of everyone… their True Selves as well.

    Ok, so the practical…

    I covered a couple guidelines above.
    In addition, here is a suggestion from my own personal experience.

    You can take what you perceive as Spiritual Values from your own mind or what you have found from other people's perspectives, and you can take those beliefs and definitions and use PSTEC Positive to suggest them to your subconscious to help form a more harmonic Mind.

    For example, I have taken the Lessons from A Course in Miracles and have used the theme from each Lesson and use PSTEC Positive to instill that value/belief/definition. Very interesting practice!  Also, if I have emotional reactions to a particular thought from a book, I can CT what aspect bothers me about that and how I see it in my life.

    But, again, nothing different here, as you can see, from the simple two guidelines above.

    Keep it simple and merely clear the way for something different… something Higher.
    Explore and be bold to break away (merely a choice) from the cultural, religious, family norms.
    Dedicate yourself to seeing Truth and keep asking Within.

    But, the more you clear away from the past and let it go, the easier the asking will occur and the easier “hearing” answers will happen for you as well.

    And, as Tim says, “You might just amaze yourself.”
    Aloha ia O'Koa Pa'ulo
    When we meet in Love…We Shall Be Whole!
    Jeff

    #24395
    Bloodfish
    PSTEC User

    Wow guys – what great insights from you both!

    I won't ramble on agreeing / disagreeing as it would simply muddy the great responses.

    Only to say that Religion has no place in my spiritual play – totally agree Peter and thanks for giving a greater understanding of how PSTEC can be applied

    And thanks Jeff for the simple guidelines you've presented – a definite help for those wanting to persue a truth based spiritual life – the course in miracles part is of great interest…

    Let's see what happens….

    #24396
    Peter Bunyan
    PSTEC User

    Hi Bloodfish

    There is much more I could write but it might be best if I put it into the book/s I am trying to write. (Some Click Tracking required!) :)

    Please keep us updated on your progress.

    Peter

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