Ordinarily the adult human body allows you to perceive and interact with an entire multidimensional field of nonlinear occurrences. But as a child you may have installed a kind of governor that blocks the massive flow of possibilities for perceiving and creating. We have noticed that about 10% of people have inserted a box-like mind-machine between the ears and the brain, or between the brain and the mouth as a childhood survival strategy. The strategy is non-aggressive and works excellently. Under certain shocks or stresses the mind-machine is triggered and produces a specific effect which temporarily disempowers you in the eyes of an antagonist. If you are perceived as not dangerous then they don’t have to kill you. Then you are safe. However, since the mind-machine effectively cuts you off from environmental feedback you are out of relationship and your Box does not change. This prevents you from getting initiated into adulthood. Finding and disengaging mind-machines is an adulthood initiatory process. You need a team to help you do this. A Possibility Team is perfect. The team can see and experience what is going on from the outside and help you prepare for the initiation. Mind-machines can be classified according to their action. The five mind-machines so far classified are explained below in the ear-brain location. The explanation equally applies in the brain-mouth location:
(Note: If you discover more mind-machine varieties, please let us know!)
o TIME DELAY: Words come in your ears, go into your mind-machine and then pause for five to fifteen seconds before they go to your brain. By then your response is so delayed that you cannot respond to current circumstances. This makes you not dangerous so they don’t have to kill you.
o CONFUSION: Words come in your ears, go into your mind-machine and get seriously scrambled. The resultant word salad gets sent to your brain. You cannot understand what was said. You stand there confused and therefore not dangerous so they don’t have to kill you.
o CRAZY: Words come in your ears, go into your mind-machine and get cut into different segments, each given a completely new interpretation. The senseless edit is sent on to your brain. Your response is so disconnected from the original input that you seem to be crazy, so they don’t have to kill you.
o THE FOG: Words come in your ears, go into your mind-machine and immediately get lost in a thick fog. You can’t even find the words anymore. What you hear is like a fog-horn on a cold moonless night. HOOOOOOOOOOOONGGG. Almost nothing gets passed on to your brain. You do not react at all, so they don’t have to kill you.
o CONCEPT FORM: Words come in your ears, go into your mind-machine and are squeezed into an already known and solidified set of concepts even if they don’t fit. Using dogmatic thinking and canned phrases allows give the impression that you are participating in life, but there is actually nobody home, so you are not dangerous, so they don’t have to kill you. This can be an effective strategy for, say, recovering from a stroke, but no way to live.
Performing the self-surgery is simple. Once you have identified the specific form of mind-machine you may be using and discover under what conditions you installed it and the benefits it has provided you for all these years, you gain a new option. It is the option of inserting a wire that bypasses your mind-machine. The new option is present because during the interim years since you installed the mind-machine to protect you, you have learned many new things. You now have a voice, a center, your feelings, your attention, your bubble and grounding cord, your sword of clarity, your disk of nothing and other Possibility Management tools, and so on. The mind-machine may no longer be necessary for your well being. Should you decide to install the bypass it proves to be a quick-acting, astonishingly effective, and fun kind of self-surgery that can easily be reversed if you ever decide you want the mind-machine back in order. If you have already decided to do the surgery you can do it now when someone slowly and firmly reads you these
MIND-MACHINE BYPASS SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS: (about 20 minutes)
o Sit comfortably in a chair or on a cushion on the floor.
o Close your eyes.
o Take a deep breath and moment to quiet yourself, focus and relax.
o Wash your hand in sterile soap solution and rinse them off.
o Shake them dry.
o Take another deep breath.
o Reach up with both hands and unzip the top of your head from one side, around the front to the other side. Zzzzzzziiiiiiipppp! The top of your head can now lift open like the hood of a car.
o Lift up the top of your head.
o See the mind-machine. It is like a little box. It is located either between your ears and your brain (this is most common), or between your brain and your mouth. At the count of three please say out loud where your mind-machine is located. 1. 2. 3.
o Thank you.
o Take another deep breath.
o Great. Now notice the connections between your ears and the mind-machine box and between the box and your brain (or between your brain and the box and your mouth). Gently reach in with your fingers and move aside things so the connections are exposed.
o Now reach onto your workbench and snip off a piece of brain wire that is long enough to go from the input connection around the mind-machine to the output connection.
o Use your soldering iron to attach one end of the wire to the input side. Zzzzzzzzztttttttt! Now attach the other end of the wire to the output side. Zzzzzzzzttttttttt! Let the connections cool down.
o Put the soldering iron back on your work bench.
o Gently tug on the bypass wire to see if the connections are solid. They usually are. If it happens to break, then solder it again and test it again. It will be a good solid wire connection.
o Now it is easier for information to bypass your mind-machine than it is to go through the mind-machine. There is less resistance going through the wire. This is called short-circuiting your mind-machine.
o Take another deep breath, please.
o Good. Now carefully pack your brain back in and gently close the lid of your head and zip it back up. Zzzzzzzzzziiiiiippp!
o Pick up a jar of healing cream from your work bench. At the count of 3 please say out loud what color your healing cream is. 1. 2. 3.
o Thank you.
o Dig out a big scoop of healing cream and smooth it over the zipper.
o Now wash your hands again and shake them dry.
o Please take another deep breath.
o Now slowly open your eyes.
o Congratulations on your brain surgery.
o Now let’s test the bypass.
At this point the space holder should clearly ask each person direct, simple, personal questions, such as: What is your telephone number? How old are you? What sort of work do you do? What is your boundary about men? These questions are not meant to trick or fool the person, but rather to show them that their response is now very different from before. The mind-machine is bypassed.