“A concentrated mind is the secret of success in the realization of Truth.”—Lester Levenson
The secret of success is being still enough to focus on the Great Immovable: the presence of pure Being. It is a virus in the mind that prevents the mind from focusing on truth: the good, the sweet, the whole, upliftment and gratitude. The virus is the me-thought, energized and maintained by involved-with me-feelings.
Involving with negative emotional feelings veils the truth of Being, and perpetuates the lie, that what I am is a personal set of viewpoints and emotions.
Once the habit to react emotionally is in place, it operates just like a computer program runs after it is installed: automatically. However, if you discover that a computer program is faulty, you uninstall it. In the case of Truth, to uninstall the main lie works the same way. First, you see clearly that me-thoughts and me-feelings are a virus of the mind–a faulty program. It’s a faulty program because it delivers only suffering. After you see this, you are at choice. You are free to uninstall the faulty program: involvement with negative feelings perpetuate me-thoughts and negate the truth of what you are.
To accomplish the uninstall, we need to address the brain, a kind of super-computer where the addictive habit of involvement with negating feelings was learned and implemented.
It is possible to uninstall programs because the brain is the organ that learns! Habits are programmed and subject to deprogramming. Most of us have ample proof of this in our own lives. Just consider the dozens or hundreds of habits you have discarded over the years! For example, drinking milk from a bottle, wetting your pants, crawling on the floor, riding a bicycle with training wheels. (Just for starters!)
The Great Uninstall
Me-thoughts and me-feelings are limited: temporary and ever-changing. And what are you?—in truth? Are you a limited me-thought or feeling, or are you the consciousness that witnesses thoughts and feelings?
Do you see that you, consciousness, is free to choose? If you choose to identify with limited thoughts and feelings, negativity and fear is the natural consequence. To manage fear, we learn to do what our parents did. We deny it, suppress it or express it as frustration, anger, and rage.
So long as we allow involvement with me-thoughts and me-feelings to capture our interest and focus, the negativity bias of the brain (the survival response) will deliver ever-more projections of separation, isolation and unhappiness.
Break the Habit
This Course will help you find your trump card: “What is aware”–free of me-thoughts and me-feelings? What stops negativity in its tracks? Your trump card: the ever-present, ever-aware, ever-serene presence of pure Being.
For 30 days in a row, we will practice accessing the trump card, and learn how to play it with super-intelligent effect in daily life situations. Playing the trump card is the same as Consciousness highlighting a stressful negativity, and making a NEW decision: “No more involvement with that one! I’ve had the full experience of it. Enough!”
This decision enables attention to be consistently withdrawn from me-thoughts and me-feelings and given instead, to powerful concentration on the Truth: the presence of pure Being, which is felt as an uninterrupted sweetness, tranquility and well-being.
Once you, consciousness, make the decision to withdraw power from limiting thoughts, images, and energies, you then use your computer (the brain) and give the order for a new experience. “I’m going to pour the power of my attention into love, praise and gratitude, instead of empowering limitations!” Accessing consciousness, giving orders to the brain to create a new experience or response is called “self-directed neuroplasticity.” Modern neuroscience has proven that regular doses of positivity (love, praise, gratitude) build “neural net worth;” That the actual structure of the brain is changed, according to what stimulus is focused on.
Devotion to the presence of pure Being combined with daily activities that demonstrate praise, love, and gratitude is the essence of the Swifter Intelligence Course.
Neural Net Worth
The brain is the organ that learns. Whatever we repeatedly involve our attention with slowly but surely sculpts neural structure.
We vote moment to moment for happiness, or misery, according to what we focus our attention upon!
This 30-Day intensive is a commitment to ourselves and each other, that for 30-days in a row we will exercise (yes, exercise is work!) our freedom where we place our attention. By invoking the principle of neural Darwinism, (the survival of the busiest, and the extinction of the un-utilized), we commit to withdrawing attention (and power) from faulty brain circuits, mental and emotional habits that perpetuate negativity. Negativity is the wake-up call that we are denying or ignoring the truth of our Being, and thereby it serves as a cue to make a new choice.
Since the thinking process (the mind) is already building the brain day after day, let’s build a brain that defaults to happiness instead of misery!
“The thoughts that you dwell upon are embodied in your life.”
“What you think about, you bring about.”
“The best way to self-realization is to not think at all. Yet if you must think, then think only what you want.” –Lester Levenson
For 30 days, we’ll repeatedly (in small, repeated doses) dwell upon what is good in our lives–and in any stressful situation–no matter what shape the outer situation takes. In the daily tele-class, we’ll question any thoughts that prevent the choice to dwell upon the good. We’ll identify and question the alleged benefit of dwelling (and growing) negative brain states. We’ll share insights and shifts that ever-increase as we dwell upon the only thing that is real and True: the Indwelling presence of pure Being.
Each participant will have an assigned partner (changes every 6 days) for daily online support and accountability. Attendance at either or both daily Teleclasses is optional.
Completion of a 9-Day School (The Work of Byron Katie), or private sessions with a facilitator of Swifter EIQ [List of qualified facilitators available upon request]; or completion of The Work and EIQ course during 2018–2019.
Meetings are on Zoom and video is mandatory. Meetings with your partners are also video-mandatory.
DATE: August 1–30th, 2020
Tuition: $1497, (pre-requisites to enroll, contact me).
Deposit to hold your space: $297, balance due July 15th, 2020.
Time: 11:00 a.m. PT Daily (1.5 hours)
–All class meetings recorded and available within 24 hours; Membership in a private FB page.
–Comprehensive and unique Course materials
–Inspiring in-class movie clip viewings and engaging discussion
–Daily 911 support from your fellow classmates. [Short, regular support for times when you are weathering an emotional storm.]
–Maximum class size, register early to ensure your space