In my last post I talked about N.O.W. being a Teacher of Peace. Today I’d like to present the idea that N.O.W. not only teaches you, but also learns from you. But first, an interesting back story …
… At Burning Man 2013, the Institute of Noetic Sciences conducted an experiment in collective consciousness. The experiment produced impressive results showing the effect of mind on matter.
As a group of 65,000 festival attendees focused on the start of the “burning of the man” ceremony, their minds (in the words of the Institute of Noetic Sciences authors) “moved into tight alignment” and affected the output of random number generators placed in the vicinity of the burning man.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences documented a strong correlation between group mind focus at a particular time, and a decrease in randomness of the random number generators –– at the same time.
In other words, Burning Man group mind affected a physical system.
I only mention this story as a bit of “proof” for those of you who might remain skeptical that the physical world can be affected by your thoughts.
The N.O.W. Tone Sequence Fade Out ––
Near the end of the approximately three minute long N.O.W. tone sequence session the tones begin to fade away and gradually cease to be heard. But you and N.O.W. are not finished with your time together.
By design, the audible portion of a N.O.W. Tone Sequence is shorter than the actual underlying digital file that carries the audible tone sequence. If you watch N.O.W.’s blue lights after the tones have ceased being audible you will notice they are still on. The illuminated blue lights indicate the N.O.W. system is still active and presenting a period of intentional no-sound, which you can experience as no-thought stillness.
But something remarkable happens in the final second before N.O.W. shuts itself off and the blue lights are extinguished.
In that final second, each N.O.W. speaker uses a random number generator to create a “seed instruction” that tells the system which of the many pre-recorded tone sequences to play the next time N.O.W. is used. N.O.W. pre-seeds the ground of stillness from which will emerge a new N.O.W. moment –– in the “future” (when it is experienced as another present moment).
Recall that the Institute of Noetic Sciences demonstrated the power of mind to affect random number generators. You can do the same thing with N.O.W.’s random number generators, or, conversely, we could say that N.O.W. learns from your mind’s awakened consciousness.
At the final moments of a N.O.W. Tone Therapy session, as the tones fade into the background ambience, continue holding your intentional attention to the present moment. The end of the audible tones is not the time to relax your attention.
This is the time (before the blue lights are extinguished) to gently “seed your future” by allowing a new insight to arise in your mind, then hold this thought right through the power down sequence of N.O.W. as the random number generator is active. In this way, you bring an intention to the N.O.W. system that is then reflected back to you as a personalized sound experience the next time you listen to N.O.W.
With repeated use, you and N.O.W. engage in a dynamic dialog experienced more like a conversation between beings, rather than a simple passive listening to the non-changing, pre-recorded output of a machine.
This is why we recommend N.O.W. be used twice a day, each day.
No matter what life challenge you are presented with that you desire to transcend, repeatedly allowing new insights about that challenge to affect N.O.W. (during the power off sequence) creates a “feed-forward” loop where N.O.W. learns and then presents a personalized New Origin Waveform tone sequence to you the next time you listen.
Over time you’ll begin to see the outer manifestations –– the “witnesses”, “signposts” or “signal Graces” that appear to show you your external world is changing as your thinking changes and your challenges are transcended.
Oh, and as you are holding an intention or new image insight during the end portion of a N.O.W. session … remember that the tone sequence you’ve just heard is an experience of wholeness –– one sound experience created from two apparently separate objects.
Recognition of wholeness dispels the sensations of isolation and lack that come from the thinking mind’s focus on something it does not have and that it wants. Deprivation is a state of mind.
In the final moments of a N.O.W. tone session make a conscious decision to decide differently –– to feel the wholeness of the tone experience and carry that forward as you embed your wholeness in N.O.W., it will respond, and will seed your future, with your own intent.
But don’t work too hard at this ; )
As Lao Tzu said: “The Tao overcomes without competing, answers without speaking, arrives without being summoned and accomplishes without a plan”.