N.O.W. is a radically simple solution to apparent problems. By design, N.O.W. helps its listeners practice the transformative sequence of:
- thought-gap creation ––>
- non judgmental acceptance of what is ––>
- positive ideation leading to manifestation.
One of my favorite inspirational quotes is from the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu who wrote: “Stop thinking, and end your problems”. Here Master Lao Tzu reminds us the solution to apparent problems begins by taking a respite from thinking about those problems. Lao Tzu reminds us of the necessity to create a “gap between thoughts” –– to experience the stillness from which all solutions arise.
It is a surprising insight when one finally comes to know that the manifested world of forms (which includes both apparently problematic situations and their solutions) arises from the background of no-form stillness.
A tree is visible as a tree because of the empty space around it. The empty space makes the tree possible. If all space was filled with “stuff” there would be no differentiation of form –– no tree.
So when faced with the challenges presented by the problematic interplay of one form with another form (and this means a thought form –– an idea, or a human forms in the midst of a relationship tussle) the solution, as Lao Tzu said, is to “stop thinking”, access the gap between thoughts and allow consciousness itself to grow.
The N.O.W. Tone Therapy System is a thought-gap creation tool. N.O.W.’s special sounds create a sudden shift from a prevalence of incessant and unwanted thought to an awareness of being aware.
The New Origin Waveform tones provide audible pulsations in frequency ranges correlated to brainwave patterns observed in experienced meditators who self report a relaxed, thought-free state of mind while in the midst of their practice. Through sympathetic resonance between the N.O.W. tones and the listener’s brain, N.O.W. gently brings the listener to a meditative state in which there is a higher proportion of non-thought than during normal daily activity.
The second element of the three part sequence of transformation, acceptance, is promoted by the easy listenability of N.O.W.’s New Origin Waveform tones. By design, the New Origin Waveform tones are pleasant to hear and accept without judgment because they are simple, abstract, non-idiomatic and therefore not “loaded” with content. As a non-verbal system N.O.W., quite literally, has nothing to say and thus has almost nothing the listener can react to and judge.
Instead of voices and words (as found with guided meditation) that the listener can either like or dislike and thereby become attracted to or recoil from, N.O.W.’s pure, single frequency sine wave tones are the simplest sound-forms possible and are not capable of being symbolic carriers of information. N.O.W.’s pure sine wave tones are as neutral as sound can be –– and this make it easier for the listener to just listen, non-judgmentally.
So N.O.W. helps the mind assume a no-thought state and does so with sounds that are not judgement triggering. The result is listeners finds themselves increasingly just listening, then being aware of listening while in no-thought moments of non-judgmental acceptance.
Having helped the listener create gaps between thoughts characterized by non-judgmental acceptance, N.O.W. then offers the possibility of sowing seeds of intention into this no-thought gap of non-judgmental awareness –– the stillness from which all form arises.
In practice, one would listen to N.O.W. and gradually come to a state of mind where one notices no-thought gaps characterized by non-judgmental acceptance of the present moment, then gently allow an intention (a thought, a feeling state, a mental image) to arise in the midst of the the no-thought stillness gap. This is sowing the seeds of intention in the fertile ground of stillness from which all manifestation grows.
The focus of the intention could be near term or long term. One could sit with N.O.W. first thing in the morning and use it to access stillness into which is planted the seeds of a stress free and love filled day. Or would could sit with N.O.W. for many days in a row and plant the seeds of a new relationship or relief from chronic pain, then allow these to manifest, powered by the stillness that animates all forms.
Yes, N.O.W. came to us with deep metaphysical truths embedded within it. But it is a practical problem solver too!