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Nature’s Story


Here’s tips on how to get stories straight.

Our lives are ruled by stories… the ones we are told, from cradle to grave… the ones we ignore and especially the ones we believe.

Yet many of these stories that direct our lives might be slanted, created for the agenda of others or simply not true.

There are a lot of people who feed us  false stories.  How can we tell which are true?

The USA Today article “This 21-year-old tweeted lies about Robert Mueller and Ruth Bader Ginsburg” (1) shows how our beliefs are regularly swayed.

The article says:  A false claim bubbled up from the internet last month that Sen. Kamala Harris, the recently announced presidential candidate, wasn’t eligible for election because she had immigrant parents and spent part of her childhood in Canada. The claim, an echo of the “birther” conspiracy that trailed President Barack Obama, was widely debunked but still addressed seriously by mainstream news pundits, including CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

On Twitter, where he has 186,000 followers and is adept at quickly responding to Trump’s tweets to gain many more eyeballs, Wohl has claimed, without evidence, that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is secretly dead or in a vegetative state and that pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and media outlets were a left-wing “false flag” operation.

Wohl’s most prominent gambit was also his most disastrous: an apparent sloppy attempt to accuse Trump’s nemesis special counsel Robert Mueller of sexual misconduct days before the midterm elections in November. His actions were referred to the FBI for potential criminal investigation.

Deciphering the Mueller saga is characteristic of how difficult it is to grasp at the truth with Wohl, who represents a political moment in which even the most basic facts are in dispute.

Both sides of our political system are using tactics like this to distort our beliefs.

This is nothing new!  There is an American tradition of deceit in politics.  150 years ago 19th-century political operatives paid newspapers to dictate coverage.

For example there were false accounts about President Andrew Johnson being a murderer.

In the 1860 presidential election the issue of slavery was a key, but the Republican’s had a moderate core on that issue and focused more on a protective tariff, a transcontinental railroad, and a Homestead Act that promised to give free land to settlers using the campaign slogan “Vote Yourself a Farm”.

Lincoln also won important states by offering cabinet posts to those states.

The slavery issue may have won Lincoln the election only because is the Democratic Party so badly shattered that there was no hope for unity.

Each party sent hundreds of activists out to campaign before the 1860 election. The Democrats aroused Northern crowds with warnings of secession should Lincoln be elected.  The Republicans, sent thousands of young men turned out in “Wide Awake” torchlight parades.

Back then, the Democrats and the Republicans told very conflicting stories!

The Democrats made fun of Lincoln’s limited experience his “slang-whanging stump speaker” style, which they said reflected a limited intellect that would be an embarrassment to the nation should he be elected President.

Southern newspapers ridiculed Lincoln’s looks, depicting him as a “horrid looking wretch . . .” unfit for office.  Cartoons showed Lincoln dancing with black women and championing “amalgamation” and “miscegenation” (mixing of the races).  One widely distributed picture showed Lincoln steering a ship with a thick-lipped black man embracing a young white girl sitting at his feet on deck. Other pictures were much cruder and even more blatantly racist, of a type never before so prevalent in a national election. One secessionist in Georgia warned that Lincoln planned to force the inter-marriage of black and white children, and that within “ten years or less our children will be the slaves of Negroes.”

According to Michael Burlingame, Professor Emeritus of History at Connecticut College (2):  The election of 1864, in the middle of a civil war, was even more vicious.

The Democrats used the press to attack Lincoln.  In its September 24, 1864, issue, Harper’s magazine listed all the abusive terms that had been applied to Lincoln in the previous months: Filthy Story-Teller, Despot, Liar, Thief, Braggart, Buffoon, Usurper, Fiend, and Butcher.

Does any of this sound familiar?

We all know how well the elections of 1860 and 1864 turned out.

Yet people don’t get it.  There has always been slanted news in US politics… and commerce.  Here we are almost 160 years down the road and the root nature of political activity seems to have hardly changed at all.

The difference now is that the internet has democratized that deceit.  It’s easier to send a tweet than print a newspaper.  It’s difficult to determine the source of online claims.  The act of fact checking actually helps propagate fake news.  This puts far more players in the field and rewards those who are most outrageous.

Being repeatedly bombarded with a claim – social media’s specialty –increases its perceived accuracy, even if it’s false and has been publicly debunked. People are more likely to believe a false claim that fits their ideology, and the internet naturally facilitates people like the 21 year old tweeter finding and communicating with like-minded groups.

The article above about the 21 year old tweeter shows the difference (bolds are mine): “It takes a real talent to figure out what kind of deceptions will gain traction,” Jamieson said, and to have both the knowledge of their demographic and technical ability to “figure out what will resonate as opposed to what will be laughed at.”

Wohl stressed that the accuracy of the information he spreads is “not the important part.” All that matters is how far those claims travel, and how many people believe them.  In the spread of information, he said, truth is an obsolete concept. “It’s something that can’t be thought about in a linear, binary true-false, facts-non-facts – you can’t do that anymore,” Wohl said. “It’s just not the way it works.”

The article explains how conservative fact manipulators frequent bohemian coffee shops as the “Temple Mount”.  When they hear something that seems popular with the liberals, they flip it 180 degrees.  I suspect that liberals are equally frequenting places where the conservatives hang out and equally flipping the stories they hear.

Okay that’s enough of the problem.

If we have a problem spotting which stories in our lives are false and which are true, there is something we can do.

The manifestation we call “intelligence” is a bundle of frequencies working in a repetitive unison following “laws of nature”.  Every entity is a symphony come alive.  If the symphony remains in perfect unison… the music is sweet… the being created by the frequency bundles exist at maximum efficiency and operate “at ease”.   If the harmony gets out of balance, there is dissonance and efficiency is lost.  There is “dis-ease”.

Use Logical Intuition

We can use more than thought to separate truth from fiction because all existence in the universe is a swirling mass of energy.  Form is created by density and speed of energy and the vibration of atoms and molecules, along with the impact of environmental forces (everything else).

All matter is vibrating energy as are all emotions and thoughts.  Thus all thought, reason, emotion, will or desire are accompanied by vibratory rates, which may be lowered or raised by external forces… such as the planets.

In the same way that the vibration of a musical note can affect the atoms and molecules in a mirror and cause it to shatter, so it is with planetary resonance.

According to Dr. Percy Seymour, a Theoretical Astrophysicist, resonance makes it possible for a radio telescope to tune into specific vibrations in the Andromeda Galaxy (14 million, million, million miles away) and accounts for the Solar System playing a symphony of vibrations on the magnetic field of the Earth.  If so, then even small fluctuating forces can have large consequences.

There is a resonance from the tugs of the tide.  There is a resonance from the hot gases trapped in the magnetic field of the Sun and Earth.  There is resonance in the fluctuations of the Earth’s magnetic field. There is resonance in the reflected sunlight from the moon that waxes and wanes.  All these frequencies have an impact on the electrical activity of the neural network in the brain. Resonance of frequency (harmonics) is the celestial link to the terrestrial form.

The study of the harmonics of cosmic periods or resonant theory (harmonics) can help us dramatically boost access to the wisdom we possess but do not know how to reach.

The study of resonance explains why we attract certain events, or people, to us who reflect the state of our consciousness. Thus, when we are angry we are more likely to attract the violence or car accident which we are resonating with. More positively, it is the explanation for miraculous events in that we ‘entrain’ ourselves to good unfolding when our thoughts are constantly kept at the higher vibration, or frequency, of love and happy outcomes.

How to Tap Into What’s Good and Bad For You.

Our thoughts have a resonance.  At a deep level when we think about a story it makes us either weaker or stronger.

We can use a yes no approach to testing stories we read or hear.  There are numerous ways to test weakness or strength.

This powerful method of determining truth is explained in the book “Power vs. Force” (3) by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. The book makes the huge promise that it will give a totally effective way to determine if we are being misled.

power vs force

The book explains how the universe is full of high and low energy patterns.  True stories have high energy that make your body stronger.  False stories make you weaker.

Hawkins uses muscle testing to see if yes a story makes someone stronger, “yes”… or weaker “no”.

Normally we have to learn what’s true and what’s not through trial and error.   The technique Hawkins outlines in his book shows how to see and understand the difference between high and low energy patterns.

I personally use a pendulum.

pendulum

When I get a story, I look at it to get a feel.  Then I get out my pendulum and ask the question… “is this story good for me”.  If the pendulum swings clockwise… that’s a sign of truth and strength.  A counter clockwise swing?  Better fact check some more… or not… just don’t believe the story.

For example when I make an investing decision… I do my due diligence… knowing  I’ll never have all the facts.  Then I make a decision.  Then I ask the pendulum… “is this decision good for me”.   If I get a counter clockwise swing… I go back to research and normally  don’t act.

My years of practicing this method have created a lot of trust in my belief system in an era where it is truly difficult to believe anything you see or hear.

Gary

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What cost a dollar in 1965 can easily cost $15 now.

They promise you more.

Liars?

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A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brainThe article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

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Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!

Proof?

At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

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Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

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Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

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Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

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Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

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(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method

 

(1) www.usatoday.com: Jacob Wohl spread twitter lies

(2) millercenter.org: President Lincoln campaigns and elections

(3) Power vs. Force at Amazon.com