Thanks for your thoughtful reply, Hank.
I guess what matters is that SOMEONE is questioning it.
I think I might agree with you there.
I am starting to see where you're coming from - and I found the post with the smoking gun website. Naughty, naughty. I checked his OP and AA
plagiarised the page directly without any attribution, He then in subsequent posts said "I gave you a technique..." Tut TUT.
I'm starting to doubt AA, frankly. There are other posters on this thread who, in terms of being in contact with aliens, are rather more
Which is not, of course, to say I'm convinced. In fact, I'm not sure that there's very much of anything
at all that I am
But as far as "proof" goes... my model of how this stuff works is that we're tapping into the infinite storehouse of knowledge, and fishing out
your SS number, as someone here suggested, is akin to finding a given electron in a haystack, never mind a needle.
However, I would hypothesise that the information that some people are getting from the exercise, or from the "stream" if you must call it that, is
to do with some sort of resonance phenomenon. It's not how you get the information that's the best
for you as decreed by an omniscient and
benevolent universe... your own resonance attracts data items from the infinite flux.
Bloody hell... I actually don't like articulating this stuff because even as I write it I think, that looks like a right load of old cobblers.
However, it is
my best effort to characterise what I really think about all this, and it is actually rooted in a paradigm that I've hinted at
in earlier posts but is slightly too complex to go into here.
So anyway, having attracted data items from the infinite flux (yeah babyyy) you then have to use your intellect and intuition to determine whether
these data items are true/useful or false/unhelpful.
I have to say I really enjoy your posts and would like to offer a perspective on why it doesn't seem to work for you. Unfortunately, this
perspective will shed no light on AA's use of the word "carrier", so don't get your hopes up.
All I can say is that my t'ai chi teachers have told me that although t'ai chi and its associated meditative practices work for the majority of
people, some people just never feel the sensations of chi flow and consequently never gain conscious control over their chi. There are some people
who would say that, because that is the case, the whole endeavour is useless and based on self-deception. To which I say, then why are people I know
personally capable of doing things that no-one else can, like moving their skull plates or individual vertebrae or breaking someone's wrist with
their internal organs (when taking a punch to the stomach)?
Now, I know that this is not exactly the same thing as is discussed in this thread, and I also know that it's not an explanation
, merely an
observation. But some things work for some people and not others. People are various.
There's also an interesting book called The Field
by Lynne McTaggart. In one chapter she describes the journey into scientific heresy of one
researcher who inadvertently diluted a solution of a chemical he was testing way beyond its experimental level, and yet still noticed an effect. He
ran into problems when one of his researchers said that this is what homeopathy was about... to cut a long story short, he noticed that one of his
experimental assistants would render any of his massively diluted water samples useless simply by carrying it. Whenever she was involved with the
experiments, they wouldn't work.
All I'm trying to say is that people are various, are different, one from another. Maybe if you keep trying, you'll have a breakthrough. Maybe
patience and persistence will work. Maybe it won't. Maybe you're trying too hard, maybe you're not trying hard enough.
I can't believe I'm posting something so crass and unhelpful. What the hell. It's meant well, at least, please trust me on that.
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