newsletter based on the book "The Collapsing Tower - The Birth Pangs of Post Ego Civilization" , Robert Lorenz, Phd writes about the importance of each of us to take responsibility for managing our own internal states as a way of managing the way the world process unfolds before us.
"Neville’s concept of “states” reflects this same idea. A state can be thought of as a kind of “mood” that controls how a person thinks, perceives, imagines and, ultimately, experiences life. In Immortal Man Neville says that these states exist as “fixtures”, and can be also thought of as different realities for the individuals locked into them. They comprise the multiplicity of psychic conditions of human existence. We can go from one state to another, but the state remains unchanged. Whether a person is good, bad, rich, poor, healthy or unhealthy, for example, is not an inherent characteristic of that person, but rather the state in which he (usually accidentally) finds himself. To paraphrase Neville, we are all God experiencing different human states. Thus, the criminal, victim, judge, and jury are all God carrying out the dictates of the state in which he finds himself. This, obviously, is a very liberating concept—and the ultimate liberation is the transcendence of all states."
"A significant step toward such liberation is learning how to navigate states—learning how to go from one to another. And this is one of the basic purposes of revisioning. A good way to practice this method involves revising events that occur during the course of the day. This is an effective method for preventing unwanted recurrences. For example, if you have a minor accident such as cutting your finger while washing a knife and you mentally revise the occurrence so that you almost cut your finger, what you’ve done is neutralized the morphogenetic field of the original experience. By doing this you invoke a reality in which the cut never happened. As I discussed in The Collapsing Tower, the morphogenetic field generated by an event increases the probability of a similar event occurring. Also, by revising the original event, you significantly accelerate the healing process. Thus, you don’t get locked into a state of accident-proneness."
"Practice with minor revisions gives you the confidence to take on greater ones. For example, you can eventually revise the experience of childhood abuse and move into a state based on the revised experience. In order to do this, however, you must firmly understand the veracity of multiple possible realities. We’re not stuck with whatever one we’re in—but in order to know this, you have to prove the validity of the idea for yourself."
"In the next Newsletter we’ll deal with the revisioning of the planetary eco-system. This will entail a large group effort involving a precise visualization of a healed planet."