Guest Blog Post About Cybernetic Transposition
“This explains how we can reprogram our mind/body machine to achieve the goals we want and stop doing what we don’t like.
Our mind/body combination works a lot like a computer or a programmable machine with one thing driving it: survival. The core programs were inserted around the time our body was born (a bit before, a lot during, and even more early after). As our body grew the programs took in input data, processed it, acted upon and grew. Some parts of this data actually changed the programs, modified it, introduced sub-programs and all the particular nuances that very quickly made “you” uniquely “you”.
There is no other you like you in the universe. That is both the power and the trap of our machine.
If you do nothing to counteract this process, then as we get older the program tends to become rigid, fixed, it works more and more automatically, not really changing the core program. There are other techniques that give you back the reins and “deprogram” you, so-to-speak, but this simple technique is useful for establishing your goals and getting the mind/body machine to run automatically towards those goals.
This process works by tweaking the existing programs letting you insert new programs to suit what you want to do. You essentially “listen” to the outputs from your mind and body as you give it certain inputs. The good thing for us is that the machine doesn’t really care what it does, as long as it doesn’t threaten it’s survival, so once you have convinced the machine to run new sub-programs you will pretty well be able to do anything you want, automatically. These steps teach you how to do it.
Get an exercise book and use it to record your work.
Step 1: Get Used to Success and Reduce Failures
At the end of each day, take a clean piece of paper, divide it into two columns; write “successes” at the top of the left-hand column and “failures” at the top of the right hand one. Then date the page. Under “successes,” briefly note each of your successes that day, one per line. Include both the little and big ones
Similarly, under “failures,” list each of what you perceive to be the day’s failures.
For example here are some successes:
I watered my plants.
I cleaned the dishes from breakfast
I called my bank about my new account Failures
I forgot to close Outlook last night and it had an error this morning
I forgot to call back Jim about mowing the yard
After reading each “success,” remember the experience it refers to and says to yourself: “That’s a success. I’d like more like of those!”
After each “failure,” remember the experience and say to yourself: “That’s a failure. I don’t want any more of those!”
Do this every day, and you will soon see that the daily list of successes increases and the list of failures decreases. You have consciously framed the experiences that you consider successes and the ones that you consider failures and told your unconscious to focus on generating the former and reducing the latter.
Step 2: Frame your Target: Set Something You Want
Create a Target that symbolically defines what you want, one that is clearly understood by all aspects of your unconscious mind. Do this by thinking of the bull’s eye of an archery target with its concentric circles enclosing a central red circle. Your mind needs something as clear as that circle, a target that indicates exactly what you want.
Prioritize your Target. Flag it so that you will remain unconsciously focused on it while you get on with your normal activities. Do this by imagining a large crowd of people all dressed alike in grey: now picture one of them holding up your highly graphic bull’s eye target with the bright red center.
Hold the thought for a while to let it sink in.
Now you must realign your program to resolve any self-defeating un-conscious habit patterns that can prevent you from achieving your target. That happens with the following steps.
Step 3: Get Your Inner Forces Moving Towards
Write down a description of your Target in a few sentences and paragraphs. Be inventive.
While you are doing this be alert for any uncomfortable feelings. This might be a feeling of tightness in your head, a tight chest, tingles or knots in your stomach. You might have thoughts like “that’s not quite right”, or “I thought I really wanted it but now I don’t”, or “this is beginning to bore me”, or “this is a lot harder than I thought”, or anything but joy and enthusiasm. Describe your feelings by writing them down. This explicitly frames any conflict you are having with your program.
Re-read over the written description of your target and identify the specific words or phrases that trigger these signs of unconscious conflict. Underline or circle the words or phrases that cause those feelings.
Rewrite those words or phrases that you have marked and repeat the process. You are instructing your unconscious to keep coming up with more acceptable alternatives, bridging the gap between what you consciously want and your unconscious program or habit patterns. When there is no more conflict, you have reached the point where your conscious and unconscious needs are met. You now have a new program running! You have achieved a basic level of harmony among your four brain parts
Step 4: Keeping on Track
On a daily basis, read your Target, imagining and experiencing what it describes.
At the end of your day, take a clean sheet of paper and write down all the successes of the day that day to bring you closer to the accomplishment of your Target.
Record a 1 to 10 rating that indicates where you are in achieving your Target: 1 means no progress at all and a 10 means full achievement of your goal.
If signs of conflict arise (feelings, thoughts or emotions), either while you are reviewing your Target or while you are recording your progress in achieving it, note them and handle them as described in Step 3. If you are on track to manifesting your target, you should only experience feelings of joy, happiness, enthusiasm, eagerness, and certainty of achievement.
Step 5: Ease Into Enjoying Inevitable Success
Choose a time when you won’t be disturbed. Sit down and put the piece of paper on which you have written your Target in front of you.
Imagine and experience what your Target describes, reading it silently. Create a movie in your head of what it will be like to achieve your Target.
On a clean sheet of paper, write your Target statement 100 times. “
This was borrowed from a website that is since gone. I’d like to give credit for the guest blog posts but I don’t have access to the original blog post.