The Basis of Control, the (dis)Continuity of Self, Integrity and Synchonicity

The term, "agency", has many have different meanings.  Likewise, the term, "communion", may have different meanings for some than for others.

Synchonicities are a mystery, to many, and integrity is commonly misunderstood to mean, "behaviors socially considered to be 'proper' and 'honorable'".

Let us clarify the airwaves.

AGENCY
A place where people go to find employment.  To be put to work, to take action. A place that deploys people to employment.  A place where a lot of people are employed.  A place where secret agents hang out.  No.

COMMUNION
A religious ritual.  A religious experience.  A feeling of one-ness with (or as).  The experience of a group of individuals sharing a feeling of one-ness.  The result of putting attention on something long enough to get an expoerience. The experience of incoming experience.  Also, a name for an organization composed of such individuals.  A flock of priests.  OK.

What happens when you put them together?  What do you get?

Agency-Communion. The communion of agencies, a community of agencies, agencies secretly in communion with each other.  A Communist Agency! No.

As living beings, we experience agency as the sense of being a doer of things, being responsible for things, but also of being witness to our spontaneous actions; the taker of responsibility (respondent) as well as initiator of actions that return consequences to us.

But -- and here's the big question -- how do we know we're doing or being any of those things?

A-hah!

We experience it as incoming experience.  Received Feedback, Information Formation, The  Narratives of Mythic Beliefs, The Transparency of Truth, The Divertment of Fallacy, Emotions, The Body Sense, The self-Sense -- all Modes of Communion -- shaped at different levels of the being.

There's more than agency; there's also communion.

So.  Back to Earth.

We have incoming sensations and make movements that are at times outgoing and, at other times, incoming, returning to rest, floating at center (balance).

Communion doing the Sensing
Agency Moving Between Action and Rest
Sensibly Moving Between Action and Rest

There may exist more or less continuity of sensing ones one movements and ones state, as attention wanders and we don't always look where we're going. Also, the senses depend upon memory for us to recognize anything.  Disruption of ones movements and sudden changes of ones state (shock) create a break of identity (amnesia), as memory can't keep up with the intensity of the change or the speed of that change.  The phonograph needle scratches across, leaving a click (or glitch) behind.

Identity continues to live, moment-by-moment, as a sensing of self and other and an embedding of memories -- most of which happens in the background -- unless pleasure overwashes us or pain strikes.  Then, we experience heightened awareness -- more or less pleasant or unpleasant, but heightened -- and heightened awareness is like the laser that burns the groove of a phonograph record, CD or DVD.  The brighter and more focussed the sharper the impression. Obvious.

In disruption and discontinuity, a gap or abyss of unknowing encloses or encapsulates the memory stream that existed prior to the disruption.  It separates the continuing identity from that part of what it was before the disruption.  That's the discontinuity, a disjointed experience.  It's a lump in the gravy of the mind, a scratch across memory.  We do well the stir in the lump, to buff out the scratch and smooth the groove.

But to do so requires magnifying the ability to experience communion and smooth it out so it's fairly steady.  Then, we can apply that ability -- for communion, which is the ability to pay attention -- to the trouble left behind by the disjointed discontinuity.  There are specific ways to do that (the TetraSeed Transfosrmation procedures). We learn the way into the disjointed experience and we learn to integrate it into our integrity.  We get free in it and free of it.

In other words, we do clean up.

The more we clean up, the subtler our sensing and the subtler our control.  Also, the clearer our self-signal and the better our ability to home in on the signals of others and the signals of things to come that pervade us (but that we may not notice because of our own disjointedness and mental noise). Also, the more power goes into our actions -- with less effort than we're used to -- because, in our integrity, we are more often "laser-like"; it makes necessary "recalibration" of the power of our intent (i.e., recalibration of our self-re-control) from time to time.

This recalibration is the ongoing occupation of human proto-mutants, everywhere, who are learning to transform themselves and their environments more intelligently.

This isn't from Outer Space. You think it is? or science fiction. I assure you: it's actual and true of a percentage of humans, today.

Have you heard of synchronicity?  (who hasn't?).

Synchronicity is an unexpected synchronization of events that have recognizable connections of significance.  In other words, they're too blatantly related to be overlooked, but too weird to act upon.  Synchronicities (dreams that foretell, reveries that show up, in life, like the song that goes through your mind and then shows up on the radio -- how often do you hear that song played? or the person you think of, who calls within a day) -- resonant moments in the stream of experience -- more likely to be recognized if the individual isn't already drowning in the background conditioning of past memories, and the noise of a mind with an accumulated pile of unresolved business that causes him (or her) to lag behind in his (or her) present circumstances.  For most of humanity, as far as I can see, "fuggeddaboutit".

Still, synchronicities appear in movies, and even in the circumstances surrounding the creation of each movie -- such as the impossibilities that beset of filming the tale, Don Quixote (not "Man of La Mancha" -- a musical) --- and the state of grace that blessed the filming of the film, "Miracle on 34th Street" -- and the unexpected good fortune that "Casablanca", a film of virtue and healing, with a plot twist at the end, emerged as a classic, an outcome not expected by the studio to be particularly noteworthy -- and the weirdnesses that beset the filming of, "The Wizard of Oz".

But I digress.  Not really.

Synchronicity.

Agency in Communion with Communion
and Communion Intelligently Informing Agency

There develops a finer clarity of self-expression -- the way agency transforms when in communion with communion, and adapts more easily (though occasionally, screaming, with feet dragging -- that's humanity); a finer clarity in the way that Communion communicates the state of reality to Agency.  (Get the metaphor?  No?  Then I'm wrong -- or you're just not aware of that, yet)

Sensation and movement are inner and outer perspectives on the individual (soma - body).

Sensation is Communition.
Movement is Agency.

The correspond to

attention and intention.

Communion:Attention:Sensation  || Agency:Intention:Movement

See how they go together?

Soma is (we are) sentient (sensory attentive and intentionally moving), developmental (faculties emerge), initiatory (pushy),  malleable (omni-adaptive, more or less), and can be observed to undergo changes of tension and intention as experience activates different memory patterns.  You know.  Nervous tension.

You want better self-expression?  Improve the vehicle of expression -- yourself -- activate and develop the full spectrum of your faculties.

The TetraSeed Transformation procedures are most potent, in that regard.

SEE
The Immortal Harold Somaman -- What Keeps Him Going?
There's a connection. Wonder about it.




copyright 2017 Lawrence Gold

Imagination

The thing we most take for granted is, ourselves.  We notice that we come into existence before we know it.  And, in fact, if you hadn't noticed it, thoughts arise before we know it, and our imaginings surface and rise into daydreams -- before we know it.

And the will, deliberately, to imagine also arises before we know it, as a growing impulse that we may perceive closer and closer to its root, as an intensifying of attention.

So, I think everyone's imagination is an arising from an innate place to go into places -- the places we think to look and their neighboring places.

It's just that some people's memories have a stronger grip than others', and so complicate and garble the arising imaginary newness, rather than allow it to arise in a more streamlined and more integrated (and so pristine) form.

Imagination.