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Create Your ARV (Associative Remote Viewing) Self

Connections Through Time,   Issue 27: July - December 2006

 
self
 
1 : the union of elements (as body, emotions, thoughts, and sensations) that constitute the individuality and identity of a person 
 
Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
 
Consciousness is not flat; not even in the global sense discussed by Tom Friedman in his book, "The World is Flat".  He discusses the economic globalization that has occurred because of, among other things, easy instant world-wide communication.

This instant communication is roughly the technological equivalent of telepathy.  This is extraordinarily powerful, and yet it still seriously under-estimates the power and creativity of consciousness.

Your 'self' is a union of elements.  Consciousness is the element that permits you to notice your body, emotions, thoughts and sensations.  Your consciousness can also notice that you have subconscious elements organized into different  "sub-personalities" or ego-states.  Here is a definition of ego-states:

We should first realize that no one has a truly single, or unified, personality. For the most part, what psychologists talk about as "identity," although a useful construct, is a complete illusion. Simply consider, for example, that the scientist who works in the lab is a quite different "person" from the parent who plays with the children, who is again a completely different "person" from the intimate husband or wife. Still, this is all one and the same "person." These different qualities of personality have been called ego states.

At an early age you learn that you can perform activities.  You organize your subconscious so that more and more of what you do becomes automatic.  For example, you learn to walk and in the context of this article, you develop a "walking-self".  Your walking-self is very complex, involving muscles and skeletal systems, balance, and a complex neurological integration that permits remarkable coordination based on the intention-desire-motivation to walk.  As your walking-self matures, this aspect of you combines with other aspects of your personality.  Aren't you glad you learned this valuable skill.
 

The Expert Mind, by Philip Ross in Scientific American, August 2006

Creating your ARV (Associative Remote Viewing) self is similar to how you created your walking- self...but easier.  You can use the Intuitive Investing Online Workshop to learn how to do ARV.  You have no doubts, do you, about your ability to successfully walk.  And so it can be with ARV.  The issue we wish to address is how to excel at ARV.

What are the key factors for becoming highly successful in challenging activities?  We present our views and advice.  The approach includes applying the reality of quantum mechanics and nonlocality with a focus on you accepting responsibility for creating your ARV-self.

The creation process is a combination of intention/motivation, emotions/feelings, thoughts, expectations and actions in a harmonious effortful fashion.   The meaning of effortful is taken from a Scientific American article, "The Expert Mind":

    ... what matters is not experience per se but "effortful study," which entails continually tackling challenges that lie just beyond one's competence.

    ... Even the novice engages in effortful study at first, which is why beginners so often improve rapidly in playing golf, say, or in driving a car.  But having reached an acceptable performance--for instance, keeping up with one's golf buddies or passing a driver's exam--most people relax.  Their performance then becomes automatic and therefore impervious to further improvement.  In contrast, experts-in-training keep the lid of their mind's box open all the time, so that they can inspect, criticize and augment its contents and thereby approach the standard set by leaders in their fields.

    ... Thus, motivation appears to be a more important factor than innate ability in the development of expertise.

The creation process usually begins with a specific goal in mind to be experienced in the future.  This point of view is actually much weaker than necessary considering our best appreciation of both time and quantum mechanics (QM).  Huh, you ask, how can QM be relevant here?  The answer in a nutshell:  QM shows that the universe is nonlocal and that you are already connected to your future in a kind of quantum "handshake" or entanglement.  You are already entangled with the goal-creation process and your experience of how your goal presents itself in the future is available to experience in the here and now!  This handshake between the now and your future is your key to creating your own ARV-self.
 

Quantum "offer" waves moving forward (and backward) in time complete a transactional "handshake" with quantum confirmation waves traveling backward (and forward) in time to actualize an event in physical space-time.
- Based on John Cramer's Sketch

Warning - Technical Stuff in Next Few Paragraphs
(Get the gist of a quantum mechanical "Handshake".)

This view is not as radical as you might at first think.  John Cramer, Professor of Physics at the University of Washington, has developed the "Transactional Interpretation" of QM that is based on handshake-like transactions connecting forward-in-time and backward-in-time quantum waves.  Cramer summarizes his approach as follows in a paper entitled Quantum Nonlocality and the Possibility of Superluminal Effects presented to a NASA Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Workshop in 1997:

The transactional interpretation uses an explicitly nonlocal transaction model to account for quantum events. This model describes any quantum event as a space-time "handshake" executed through an exchange of retarded waves {forward-in-time "offer" waves} and advanced waves {backward-in-time "confirmation" waves} as symbolized in the quantum formalism."

QM is not only relevant to electrons, photons, etc.  Events in your life, e.g. seeing a star, are quantum events as well.  Cramer gives the following example:

When we stand in the dark and look at a star a hundred light years away, not only have the retarded light waves from the star been traveling for a hundred years to reach our eyes, but the advanced waves generated by absorption processes within our eyes have reached a hundred years into the past, completing the transaction that permitted the star to shine in our direction.

Notice that when you see a star there are many complex events, including nuclear fusion in the star producing energy and light; plus eyes, a nervous system and consciousness in you.

With this new insight into how events are transacted nonlocally, an important insight to ARV becomes possible.  There is an ARV handshake transaction between the Remote Viewing Event describing a hidden photosite-target and a later-in-linear-time Feedback Event showing the photograph of the photosite-target.  (A photosite is the actual physical site where and when the photograph was taken.)  This ARV handshake spans time and space and transmits information between your viewing and feedback sessions.  More importantly, the handshake approach can be applied to a long-term ARV Journey.

End of Technical Stuff Describing How Information may be Obtained from the Future
(I think it is safe to say that no one understands Quantum Mechanics. - Richard Feynman)


The process of creating your ARV-self is the ARV Journey.  Limiting ourselves to specific ARV goals seems too restrictive once we recognize that we live in a nonlocal universe.  Specific goals are valuable as a measure of progress, but the creative journey continues.

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.  - L. Thomas Holdcroft

Once you commit to the creative ARV journey, you are an ARVer.  As an ARVer there will be interactions with your existing ego-states.  For example, ARVing requires conscious effort and time that is currently being used by one or more ego-states.  How will they react to having less time in your conscious life?  Some may object to the idea of using quantum handshakes with the future.  You may have to "negotiate" with some ego-states.

The process begins with a "Journey Statement" that is big enough to last many years, perhaps a lifetime.  Becoming clear on the journey you wish to take is essential.  This clarity must be felt deep within your subconscious mind and within your heart.  The Journey Statement is a type of prayer in the sense of the following quote:

You and I were taught prayers when we were children, and now we need to be taught how to pray.  Prayer is much more than words from the lips; prayer is the expression of the desires of the heart.  - Warren W. Wiersbe

Step 1 - Journey Statement.  Here's an example of a Journey Statement.  Remember that you are in charge, and this is an example which should be modified by you for you.  Choose a goal that is bigger than you, that includes alignment with the largest consciousness that you can envision in the universe.  In every step of the process and as much as you are able, be in touch with positive emotions and the feelings of success and happiness.
            My Journey Statement:  I am an ARVer learning about consciousness, subconsciousness and time.  During my ARV journey, I am attaining the best benefits for my whole self and for the deeper/higher consciousness that I live within.

Note the present tense since the quantum handshake permits you to experience, in the now, what you will have in the future.  All your experiences are in the here and now.

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once. - Albert Einstein

Step 2 - Goals.  The next step recognizes the value of shorter-term goals or sign-posts along the way.  While the journey statement is intended to be "big picture", your goals should be more specific and can be modified and increased during your journey.  Here again are examples of ARV goals, always in the present tense.

Step 3 - Quantum Handshakes.  These handshakes should be done a few/several times a day for communication of intent, commitment and meaning.  A mix of short "in-the-moment" handshakes and longer meditative-type handshakes are recommended.

Step 4 - Toward Conscious Harmony in Your Life.  Your Life and ARV Journey are in Harmony (even though that may not be apparent to you all the time).  This is an ongoing conscious task during your journey.

 

Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb

The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
- Don Williams, Jr.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."
- Confucius

Emotion is the power system that drives us forward in our world each day, and that power system has no direction until it is guided by our thought.  The union of thought and emotion is feeling.
- Gregg Braden

This teaching begins with self-observation. Secondly it asks, "What do you want?" And then it teaches detachment from all negative states and attachment to your aim. This last state- attachment to your aim is accomplished by frequently assuming the feeling of your wish fulfilled.
- Neville Goddard

Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.
- Richard Wilkins

First we form habits, then they form us.
- Rob Gilbert

Success is no exclusive club. It is open to each individual who has the courage to choose his own goal and go after it.  It is from this forward motion that human growth springs, and out of it comes the human essence known as character.
- Howard Whitman

We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with.  We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
- Abraham Maslow

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
- Peter Marshall

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

You can observe a lot by watching.
- Yogi Berra

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
-Arthur  C. Clarke

Start where you are.
- Edgar Cayce

"Now is the dwelling place of God himself."
- Thomas R. Kelly

This above all: to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare (Hamlet)

"Look within! ... The secret is inside you."
Hui-neng

"Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it."
- Tallulah Bankhead

References

Secrets of the Expert Mind

Quantum Nonlocality and the Possibility of Superluminal Effects, by John Kramer, Dept. of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

 An Overview of the Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, John Cramer, Published in the International Journal of Theoretical Physics 27, 227 (1988).

Remote Viewing and Consciousness Entanglement, Martin Rosenblatt

THE POSSIBLE ROLE OF INTENTION, ATTENTION AND EXPECTATION IN REMOTE VIEWING  Joseph W. McMoneagle & Edwin C. May

Interview with Joe McMoneagle, P.J. Gaenir and Joe

FUNDAMENTALS -- NEVILLE Author of "The Power of Awareness"

 

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