Things Are Not What They Seem

By Robb Whitewood

I was involved in a TV commercial a long time ago and the experience made me realise how much television is all about fantasy. The experience took nearly 4 and half days of me being wet and cold in a river. The actual commercial shown on television was about 30 seconds long!

There were two versions that were released, 30 and 45 seconds. Even though you only saw three people and a dog in the commercial, there were actually 35 people in the crew. Anything that you see on television is fantasy. Even our news is a fantasy. We have a very solid structure in our society, if it bleeds it leads. So what do we see? What we perceive is a distorted view. If it elicits an emotional reaction then we are drawn to watch it. If our primary emotions of fear, anger, and sex are involved, we will watch it because we get an emotional reaction. The news is therefore fear, anger, and sex and we are drawn to watch and listen.

This is essentially the framework for what I teach. I’d like to take you into Alice’s rabbit hole for a moment. Many of the things that you have held to be true for the vast majority of your life, are about to be made to look different. Former truths such as who you are, the roles that you play, even down to gender issues will be shaken up a bit. For starters, I will be upfront and tell you that I am very much against the women’s movement. I’d give my life defending your right as a human being, but on the basis of gender, I will not. You have to understand what the primary purpose of this movement was. Who were the main supporters in the USA for the women’s movement? Industrialists. Because the industrialists realised that if women came into the workforce that would double the workforce. This in turn, meant double the number of people for the industrialists to sell to. More employees in the workforce meant more income tax for the government.

“For starters, I will be upfront and tell you that I am very much against the women’s movement.”

Of course, the government was really happy about it because they collected more tax and the corporations were really happy because they knew it would grow the economy. The one group that was most against the women’s movement were women that were married to successful men. It meant that there was more competition in the workplace. When we are presented with something we always have to ask what is behind it. What is the political agenda that goes behind it? What is the neurological agenda that goes behind it? Many of the things that we hold to be true could actually be a little bit more flexible than they appear.

In the Matrix, what was Neo doing? He was uploading images, memories and skills like Kung-Fu into his unconscious mind which he could then reproduce as if he had spent years learning and practicing. You will learn methods by which you can do this in NLP. You will learn how to change something that you like into something that you dislike. Something you dislike into something you like can switch very fast. You will have the ability to change something you believe to be absolutely true into something that is no longer true or vice versa.

“Kids are often incredibly skilled at a particular thing which has no value to the parent.”

How do you drive behaviour? You drive behaviour based on what you like and what you believe. What you dislike and what you don’t believe, i.e., your values. That’s how you make decisions. Value hierarchies directly determine how you spend money and how you spend time, which will in turn, determine how much money you have and what you get good at. If you spend more time playing pin ball, guess what you get good at? A lot of people jump up and down complaining that their kid is a no-hoper. Kids are often incredibly skilled at a particular thing which has no value to the parent. They can play guitar, ride a skateboard, or play computer games. How will these skills help them get work or employment? Their particular skill set may have no consequence to the parents, but may have absolute consequence to their social ranking within the peer group. This is where they are going to get their business from when they become young adults. Just because a skill has no value to one group doesn’t mean that it won’t have value to another group. Did you have a laptop on your desk at school? Many kids do these days. The world has changed. So things really may not be what they seem, and this goes equally for mature aged people who have lived a long life, to parents, to teenagers, to children. It doesn’t matter how old you are, there is always something you think you know that can be challenged or that you can re-examine from another angle. What you previously held as truths becomes more flexible and changeable.

All you need to challenge the varying degree of fantasy or truths you hold onto is a little curiosity. Richard Bandler, one of the co-founders of NLP, talked about this attitude of curiosity and adventure and the desire to learn. This attitude is critical. Think of the intense curiosity of a six year old on the day before Christmas who knows there are lots of exciting presents hidden in the house somewhere. That curiosity, combined with a burning desire to learn about effective communication strategies and methodology is what will surely take you down the rabbit hole.

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How to contemplate Part II

By Robb Whitewood

Contemplation versus affirmation.

(see first how to Contemplate Part I)

There is considerable similarity between the 2 processes. With an affirmation of what we are doing is holding a repetitive phrase within our conscious awareness. In the exercises that we’ve been running the phrase has been ‘ I’m a money magnet’. If we were to simply repeat this phrase over and over again it would be referred to as either a mantra or an affirmation. The primary difference with contemplation is that we are looking for what are the consequences or conclusions that we come to by holding this thought.

An example of this could be that we start off with the statement ‘ I am a money magnet’ and this leads us to ask, what does this mean? our mind may give us a response of something like ‘this would mean I would have more time to do the things that I enjoy’. By doing this we have created a link between the sentence ‘I am money magnet’ and the concept of having ‘more time to enjoy things’. Of course once this realisation is made we start again ‘I am a money magnet’ this time we might come up with the idea literally of how to make more money. Each time we go through the process of asking the question we create a new neural Association. The primary purpose of this is that every time we create new associations it has an effect on what we see in the world of physical reality. This in many ways is quite similar to the way character recognition software operates. The 1st step for a computer to use character recognition is that it has to have a library of letters to compare with what has been scanned. If it has no letters on the inside it can’t see them on the outside. Human beings are very much the same if they don’t have a pattern on the inside of their head it very difficult for them to perceive it in physical reality. I suppose simply put if I’ve been trained to see the colour blue, I can see blue. However if all of a sudden purple is presented to me and I have no pattern on the inside of my head to recognise purple, this colour would simply be invisible to me.

By using the process of contemplation we are growing our ability to see things and take advantage of things that are always around us.

When we enter into the world of quantum physics and esoteric studies we end up doing exactly the same thing. We hold an image of our completed goal in our mind. Please hear the most important thing of all is that it is of the completed goal. As we hold this image it is also imperative that we experience all of the internal feelings of actually having reached this point in time. It is through this process that we actually start to vibrate with emotion. The primary purpose of course is because of the rule of harmonics. Things that vibrate at a particular frequency harmonise with things in their environment of the same frequency. So in other words like begets like. If I’m feeling wealthy then I attract wealth into my life. This is the reason that we use the sentence ‘ I’m a money magnet’.

How to Contemplate Part I

By Robb Whitewood

Quite a number of individuals have been contacting me either through e-mail or over the phone and asking me to clarify the very process of contemplation and how it differs or is similar to the process of affirmation.

Before we begin describing the difference between contemplation and affirmation we need to realise that we are operating in at least 2 distinct realms. The 1st realm is the one of creating new neural pathway, with the creation of new neural pathways new behaviours can be generated. The 2nd real his entry into the world of metaphysics and quantum physics. This is the world of vibration, frequency and harmonics.

It is important to note the many very famous individuals have used this very system or something very similar. Within these ranks we can find Kings, presidents, multimillionaires entertainers and many of the great people of history. It is far from a new concept, its origins can be found in pre-Egyptian time. Variations of this methodology can be found within religious systems of the world esoteric communities which include the Masons, The Knights Templar and the illuminati.

These organisations have existed throughout history not because they were a good idea but simply because the technology that they were using the social networks that they established worked. In more recent history we’ve had these concepts presented to us in the book “the secret”.

So if that’s the case let’s continue …

See How to Contemplate Part II