How does the tuner on a Radio work
Tuning the dial
Our perception of ourselves has a lot to do with how we process the signals coming from
Change your name for a day. Choose an insignificant name; nothing grandiose,
conspicuous, or significative. Call yourself a different--albeit indifferent--name.
Go to a place where you are not likely to meet anyone you know. Go to a
hotel, a club, a beach, anywhere people don't know you. Also, make this place one
you are likely to interact with people. It could be, for example, a lecture or a
sales presentation. Introduce yourself with your new name. What happens?
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We are constantly bombarded with information.
Energy. Vibrations. Our system discriminates and picks that which it has been
trained to value and to see as relevant to its own function. So, a warrior will be
alert to the shift in the wind, the tracks of the prey, and the signals of danger. A
socialite would normally be oblivious to the clues relevant to the hunter, but will in
turn be highly alert to social clues, body language, nuances of speech, gossip, etc.
Many times, we can let our system know we want to receive clues and information from
sources not normally accessed, or about topics not commonly in our own sphere of
relevance. It is like sending a signal, a request for help, or a plea for help.
- Take half
a glass of water right before you go to sleep. Do this after you have prepared for
bed and all thats left is lying down, turn the lights off, and sleep.
- Take the
glass with both hands.
- Look at
the water. Put your attention in the water. Do this with all the strength of
- Talk to
it. Tell the water whats in your heart. It can be a problem, a sadness,
a hope, a question, or a poem.
- Drink the water with
your eyes closed, as if you are sending the water to the region of the Dreaming as an
interdimensional vessel carrying your message.
a disk from the Shaman Music collection.
with the music to your back, adjust your posture slightly to the point where you feel the
music most fully.
raise your hands, palms up. Listen closely to
your posture, your balance, the tilt of your head, the direction your hands are facing,
etc. Try different shifts. Make minor adjustments to your position. See how the perception of the music changes to the
minor shifts in your posture.
- Find a photograph of a person that you know. Someone that is
not family or a close friend, but that you know.
- Place the photograph on a table resting on a picture holder
in such a way that you are facing the photograph.
- Imagine that the person is a particular channel in the
universal radio waves and that you are going to try to tune into them. Close your eyes and
go through your memories of this person.
- Now open your eyes and focus on the picture. See yourself in
the picture being this person. Hear the person talking in your mind. Feel the person
- When you feel that you have a hold of this person, speak up
in the person's voice and from the person's point of view. Speak up and confidently let
that person speak through you.
- Say a sentence or two, then focus on the photograph again
and bring the person into tune once again. Say another couple of sentences.
- Repeat several times.
- When you are finished, breath quietly with your eyes closed
and try to eliminate all thoughts from your mind for at least a short moment. Let the
"white noise" wash you of the Experiment.