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THE HARMONICS OF HUMAN PERCEPTION

Understanding and Applying the Harmonics of Human Awareness to Compose the Life You Desire

Edward Neal Mills

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THE HARMONICS OF HUMAN PERCEPTION


Understanding and Applying the Harmonics of Human Awareness to Compose the Life You Desire

AUTHORS NOTE:
This report that you are now reading was written five years ago. How fun for me to go back to this now and find that it still holds true! This was written at a time in my life when I was in a major transformation, a time when I was discovering how to transform my understanding of manifestation and TRUE Abundance from mental concepts into an actualized expression in and through my life. The beautiful thing is that even now, when I have established a solid connection to the art of manifestation and a profound relationship with TRUE Abundance I still discovered powerful insights in this report. So no matter where YOU are on your journey into abundance, this report contains plenty of great material for you to learn and integrate into your abundance practice, material you can immediately put into practice in your life so that you can attract a lot more of what you want easily and gracefully. Enjoy! Edward

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INTRODUCTION
Have you jumped onto the Law of Attraction bandwagon? Have you gotten caught up in the hype created by the movie The Secret? Are you wondering why the Law of Attraction is not delivering on the promises of overflowing abundance and a life of ease and grace? If so, read on because Im going to share some information with you in this report that has the potential to restore your belief in the Law of Attraction and help you The thing always happens create a life that you truly desire! But first I want to tell you a little story. It starts in 2003 when a mother of all people sends her son a book with the inscription Dear Edward, I hope this book opens the door to great health, happiness and wealth. Love Mom.

that you really believe in: and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The book was Lynn Grabhorns, Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting. I was the son. And it was my first exposure to the Law of Attraction. Well, thats not exactly true. It was my first exposure to the process of manifestation that has been formally labeled Law of Attraction. I had been studying manifestation tools for years, through books such as Shakti Gawains Creative Visualization and Deepak Chopras The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success. And while I understood and believed in the concepts of manifestation, I was not doing so well with implementing them in the real world. Then along comes Lynns book and this big old light bulb goes off in my head. This is it! I thought to myself. This is the missing piece! But was it?

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Was this Law of Attraction real? Did it work? Would it help me create a truly abundant life? I believed it would. And I jumped head-first into the Law of Attraction. I read books by Esther and Jerry Hicks, Wayne Dyer and others. I listened to recordings, took teleclasses, and went to seminars. And I did my best to put the tools I was learning into practice in my own life. I knew that the Law of Attraction could work and should work. The potential of this concept had me so enthralled that I even began teaching it to others. Now, in retrospect, jumping in and teaching the Law of Attraction to others when I had barely scratched the surface with it was perhaps just a bit premature. But the crazy thing is that my students loved what I was teaching. And, in fact, many of them had better results with the Law of Attraction than I did! I remember the first time I taught a 12-week Law of Attraction course and had students coming in with these amazing stories of what they were attracting while I was just barely paying the bills! Someone once said that you teach what you most need to learn. Obviously I needed to learn the Law of Attraction. And, for me, teaching is a tool that accelerates my learning process. Clearly, I understood the concepts and was able to communicate them to my students. But even though my students were getting it there was a pretty significant disconnect in my ability to apply the Law of Attraction successfully in my own life. Certainly there were brief glimpses of validation: moments when the universe conspired to make it extremely clear that Law of Attraction was at work in my life. But for much of that time, my life was still filled with a lot of struggle. I continued to inch by financially. I inched toward the brink of bankruptcy. My wife and I struggled to move through our core issues, and my business saw flashes of success only to be followed by troughs of stagnation. So much for the Law of Attraction being the missing piece! Except While many aspects of my life did not experience quantum leaps forward, a key aspect of my life did: Perhaps THE key aspect of my life. I started feeling better about myself and my life.
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Now you might say, Great, Ed. You were feeling better about your life, but your life still sucked. Well, if I had been focused on the parts of my life that were not working I might have agreed with you that my life sucked. But because the Law of Attraction had taught me to focus my attention on the positive and see the good in all of it, my life very rarely felt sucky to me. Yes, there were definitely some moments when I found myself staring the sucky parts straight in the eye. And if you caught me in one of those moments I probably would have agreed with you.

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.


Garrison Keillor

But far more often, you would have caught me looking at all the good stuff in my life and feeling blessed about the life I had created. At the point when I realized that I was spending more time focused on what was good and positive and joyous in my life I also realized that there was nothing standing between me and the life I truly wanted to live! You see, its important to remember that unlike with a chicken and an egg, in the Law of Attraction game of which came first, there is definitely a correct answer. A better life does not lead to a better feeling Feeling better leads to a better life! Now this better feeling about myself and my life didnt happen overnight. I didnt wake up one morning and suddenly feel great. But over time, I started to realize that I was excited about my life, and that I was happy more often than not. And the most important thing I noticed is that I started to believe in myself. If I had looked just at the external world for validation, theres no way I would have begun to believe in myself. I had minimal savings, a pile of debt, a marriage that was breaking up and string of potentially successful business

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ventures that had never come to fruition. Not much evidence for believing in myself. But even in the midst of the most difficult struggle, I never stopped believing in the Law of Attraction. Even though it was not working in the way I might have wanted it to, I knew that it was working. And I knew that if I kept at it I could turn the Law of Attraction into a powerful ally. And I also knew that the external world could and would change to reflect my belief. And somehow, because I never lost faith in the Law of Attraction, even when the external evidence was pointing in the exact opposite direction, that faith, slowly, and almost imperceptibly, seemed to turn itself inward, onto me. I began to believe in myself. I began to trust that I could leverage the Law of Attraction to create an awesome life. Because through all of it, I never lost sight of the fact that Its all good! I never let go of the truth that my life is exactly as it is supposed to be. Right now. And the more I held to that belief, even in the face of seemingly negative circumstances, the more I reclaimed my ability to attract ever more exciting, positive, joyful, fulfilling and truly abundant experiences into my life! And thats what I want for you. But hold on, Im getting ahead of myself. You see, my story doesnt end there, or here. Because our growth doesnt end here, there, or anywhere. We cant stop growing. There is no neutral on our evolutionary journey. Were either growing or were dying. Sounds a bit black and white, I know. But it is! But no matter where you are on your personal journey, there is room to continue growing. In fact thats all there is room to grow. But like I said, my story is not over. I have a lot of room to grow. And I love that! I love that I have debts to pay off even as I am focusing on the creation of financial freedom. I love that I have the sadness and confusion of an ending marriage even as I am focusing on a more expanded vision of a truly amazing relationship. I love that I am pulling together pieces from old business projects to focus on the creation of one program that will provide massive value for others and massive wealth for me.

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I love all of that! After all, it is the contrast in our lives that fuels our forward momentum.

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING IS NOT ENOUGH!


If youve been studying Law of Attraction or pretty much any type of personal development work, you are most likely familiar with the phrase Power of Positive Thinking. Napoleon Hill popularized that phrase in his book, Think and Grow Rich. Unfortunately, when most people hear that simple phrase they assume that they understand the full meaning of the concept. For a long time I believed that Napoleon Hill was suggesting that the power of positive thinking meant if you focused your thoughts on positive things you would get positive things in your life. While that is a part of the concept, it is really a tiny piece. When you read Napoleon Hills book, you quickly realize that he is talking about far more than thoughts. In fact, he addresses at least two other levels of human perception in his exploration of success. I believe that one of the major reasons that the Law of Attraction doesnt work for people is because they are attempting to attract their desires through just one or two of the levels of perception and awareness. Thats not enough! Its like performing a symphony with just the woodwinds or an opera with just the tenors. Some beautiful music will come out, but the missing parts will be very obvious. In order to effectively attract your desires, you must be consciously working with at least three, and preferably four of your perceptual levels. When you

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clearly articulate your desires and focus them at multiple perceptual levels, you dramatically increase the ease and speed with which you can attract those desires. Youll see why a bit later. But for now lets set the stage for our discussion with a look at out physical senses.

THE PHYSICAL SENSES


For centuries it has been widely accepted that humans have 5 physical senses. These are the five senses we were taught in elementary school: Sight Sound Touch Taste Smell.

More recently, researchers have added several senses to the list including: thermoception (perception of temperature), nociception (perception of pain), equilibrioception (sense of balance) and proprioception (sense of our body in space). Other researchers have subdivided some of the existing senses. For instance, some divide the sense of taste into separate senses for sweet, sour, salty, etc. Unless we have a physical condition that impedes our ability to receive input to one or more of our senses, we use all of them to perceive the world around us. Sensory input is happening all the time on all levels. Even if we are not aware of our sense of taste, those sense receptors are still active, taking in information and passing data on to our brain. Even when we are not actively exploring the texture of some object, our skin is recording sensation of our clothing rubbing against it or the breeze blowing across our face. We may rely more heavily on one or two of our senses, but we have access to and use all of them.
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WE MISS THEM WHEN THEYRE GONE!


Often we become aware of our senses more acutely through their absence. Most of us, unless youre a chef or wine aficionado, dont consciously use our sense of smell to access information about the world around us. However, if you have a stuffed nose, you almost always notice the absence of smell and sometimes taste. When you swim underwater, you become very aware of how different your sense of hearing is in the denser medium. And when the lights go out and it is truly and completely dark, it becomes very clear how much we do, in fact, rely on vision to perceive our physical world. I think its safe to say that, unless you have a condition that limited one of your physical senses, you would probably not turn off one of your senses. After all, the world is a much richer place when perceived through all of our senses.

Some 80 percent of the work a child does in elementary school is built around visual acuity within arms reach.
Teaching Health Science: Elementary and Middle School. Walter D. Sorochan, Selene SkonieHardin, Stephen J. Bender

But when it comes to the full spectrum of perceptions and awareness that are available, most of us have turned off one or more of them. Lets take a look at the full spectrum of awareness that is available to us and some ways to begin accessing more that spectrum.

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BEYOND THE PHYSICAL SENSES: EXPLORING THE FULL-SPECTRUM OF HUMAN PERCEPTION, AWARENESS & RESPONSE
Now before we jump into an exploration of the levels of human awareness, I want to give you a very important disclaimer. I am NOT a neurobiologist, or any other scientific research type. I dont claim to be and definitely dont want to be! So my explanation of these levels may not coincide with what the scientists say. But my purpose here is not to give you a lecture on the latest scientific research into human perception and awareness. Rather, my intention is to provide you with a basic understanding of the different levels of perception, awareness and response; an understanding of these levels that will allow you to dramatically increase your effectiveness when working with the Law of Attraction. Ok. Now that weve gotten that out of the way, lets move on and start exploring the levels of human perception, awareness and response.

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But before we do that, how about something completely different? Take a look at the two shapes below. One of them is named Booba, and the other one is named Kiki.

Can you guess which is which? Youll find the answer a little further on.

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THE FIVE LEVELS OF HUMAN AWARENESS, PERCEPTION AND RESPONSE


Our physical senses provide us with a rich and vibrant window onto our world. But these senses are just one mechanism through which we perceive our world around us. In addition to our physical sensory mechanisms, humans are equipped with quite an impressive array of tools for perceiving and responding to the world around and within us. And just as we would not consciously choose to turn off any of those physical senses, most of us would probably not consciously choose to turn off any of our perceptual capabilities. But that is exactly what most of us have done. So lets take a look at these five levels of human awareness and explore how a deeper understanding of these levels can help us more effectively leverage the Law of Attraction to create an awesome life!

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.
Victor Frankl

Our awareness of the world around and within us occurs at many different levels. As we get to know these levels we discover how our beliefs influence our perception at each level.

This exploration of the levels of Perception, Awareness and Response is not an attempt to classify and qualify them in evolutionary or consciousness terms. Nor is our purpose to create a hierarchy or encourage a transcendence of emotion or physical sensations. Rather we are looking for an enhanced understanding of our levels of awareness, perception and response in order to accelerate our personal growth. So what are the levels of Perception, Awareness and Response? Before I list them, Ill tell you that were entering very murky waters with this discussion. There is little agreement on the definitions of these

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perceptual levels. But with that in mind, here is my take on the levels of perception and Response.

AN EVOLUTIONARY PROGRESSION
In the model of Human Awareness that I work with in the Energetics of Attraction course there are 5 distinctive levels of awareness. These levels follow a roughly evolutionary progression. Caroline Myss, John White, and, Im sure, others, have gone so far as to suggest that there is a new human sub-species coming into being with the ability to access the higher, energetic/intuitive levels of information and awareness. This new sub-species is named Homo Noeticus. I differ slightly in that I believe all human beings are born with the ability to access this level of perception but during our early years we are taught to suppress and deny that higher wisdom and intuitive awareness. Now though, we seem to be reaching a critical mass where a significant number of people have accessed this intuitive level and are now providing a powerful role model for others to follow. The personal and cultural transformations that we are witnessing will continue to accelerate as more and more people make the shift into this space of vibrational awareness. More to come on that. But for now, lets look at the five levels of Human perception, awareness and response. They are: 1. Instinct Pre-intellectual, innate sensory faculties. 2. Sensation Physical, body-based sensations. 3. Emotion A subjective bridge state that merges physical sensations and thoughts. 4. Intellect Mind/Thought. 5. Intuition Trans-intellectual, non-linear, energetic or vibrational perception and awareness. Now lets look at each of these levels and the way that I use these terms within the context of the Energetics of Attraction.

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Instincts:
Instincts are our basic, unlearned, inherited patterns of perceiving and responding to the world around us. Instincts are the hard wired actions and patterns that enable us to survive in the world. For many species lower on the evolutionary ladder, instincts may be the only level of perception and response to which they have access. As we move up the evolutionary ladder, other levels of perception begin to kick in. But instinct remains an important perceptual level. Human infants relate to their environment through instincts. But beyond infancy and early childhood, the role of instinct becomes unclear in humans. Some scientists, who apply a very strict definition of instinct, suggest that there are NO truly instinctual behaviors in adult humans. But for our evolutionary ancestors, instinctual awareness was a critical component in their ability to survive. Instincts provided our precursors with important, sometimes life-saving information about the world around them; information was not accessible through their physical senses. Instincts serve one purpose: Survival. Thats it. Instinct is a powerful source of information about the world around you. But it is filtered through the lens of survival: Survival of the individual but even more so, survival of the species. Instincts only kick in when we perceive a threat to our survival. When were sitting on the beach sipping a pina colada, our instinctual awareness has no reason to be active. But if someone yells, Shark! that fight or flight mechanism kicks in immediately. The problem comes when our instinct has nothing to do. It gets bored and scared and begins to look for ways to justify its presence in our lives; it has to stretch to find predators to warn us about. The predators it finds, tend to be things that may, or may not, actually be threats to our survival. In many cases, they are, in fact, doorways to evolution.

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Feelings/Physical Sensations:
Our physical sensory mechanism provides a wonderful, tactile, sensual and powerful mode of knowing the world around us. Feelings, as distinct from emotions, are purely physical, sensory experiences.

The minds first step to self-awareness must be through the body.


George Sheehan

Our physical senses sight, sound, touch, taste, smell fall into this level, but so too do the more subtle, internally generated sensations. For instance, if you drive by an accident on the highway, you perceive the scene with your eyes, but that perception causes you to have some type of internal feeling response. Perhaps your solar plexus constricts. Perhaps you begin to have tightness in your chest, making it difficult to breathe. Or perhaps you immediately enter into a state of prayer for those involved in the accident and feel a wave of peace and expansiveness fill you. When working with your feeling, keep in mind the importance of isolating the physical sensation from the emotional overlay. Ask yourself, What is the sensation? Where is it located in my body? Here are some words you can use to clarify and quantify your physical sensations. Some of the descriptions fall into a clearly defined continuum between two subjective experiences (hot/cold) while others fall into a continuum defined by whether the sensation if on or off (itchy). Transforming Continua: Hot Cold Slow Fast Painful Pleasurable Soft Hard Constricting Expansive Tense Relaxed On/off Continua: Itchy Prickly Numb Pressure Buzzy Dull

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Emotions:
At the level of emotions, we begin moving into high level perception. The distinguishing mark of high-level perception is that it is semantic. In other words, it involves drawing meaning out of situations. Emotions are the bridge level between the purely physical sensations of the body and the intellect. Emotions are really just combinations of thoughts and feelings that have become defined through cultural immersion and personal experience. For example the physical symptom of a rapidly beating heart combined with the thought He is such a jerk, gets translated into the emotion of anger or irritation or hatred.

Become aware of internal, subjective, subverbal experiences, so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction, of conversation, of naming, etc., with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
Abraham Maslow

But that same physical symptom, a rapidly beating heart, when combined with the thought, She is so beautiful, gets translated into the emotion of love, or lust, or passion. Same physical symptom, very different emotional meaning. Emotions have no existence without the feelings that animate them and the thoughts that charge them Lets take a closer look at the emotion of anger. The word itself is neutral. Even the physical sensations that are present in a state of anger have no inherent charge. As we saw above, those physical sensations can be present in many different situations. It is with the overlaying of thoughts onto the physical sensation that emotional meaning is born.

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Often when you are involved in an emotionally charged situation, shifting your focus to the physical sensations can immediately and sometimes dramatically shift the emotional content. Rather than focusing on the thoughts Why did he do such a rotten thing? That jerk cut me off. I hate it when she nags me! focus instead on the sensations: Fast breathing, elevated heart rate, warmth or heat in the body, constriction in the solar plexus or stomach area, etc. It is at this emotional level that consciousness enters the equation. For it is here, for the first time, that we can exert some control over our internal response to an external situation.

Mind:
At the level of Mind we continue our evolutionary march up the ladder of perception and awareness. It is at this level that the potential for full consciousness arrives. Within the Energetics of Attraction Model of Human Awareness, Mind comprises the purely intellectual processes of thought, analysis, memory and, to a certain extent, imagination. In this model, trans-intellectual levels of perception and awareness such as intuition, inner knowing, etc, which are sometimes considered part of the mind are included in the next level. Taking a look at our present culture, Mind is the perceptual level that is most predominant. Just as vision provides more than 70 percent of our physical sensory input, we rely on our mind for a comparable amount of our overall perception and awareness of and response to our world. And in some ways thats a good thing. For while consciousness begins to trickle in at the emotional level, it pours in to the level of Mind. The opportunity for full consciousness is present with every thought. No exploration of the Mind would be complete without a look at the place of ego. And while there is not space here for an exhaustive exploration, Mind is the arena within which consciousness and ego dance.

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Think of ego as anything disconnected from your Source and consciousness anything connected to that Source. With every thought you have the choice: Will I choose the thought that will strengthen my connection to Source or weaken that connection? Consciousness | ego When mind is in service to our Essence or Higher Self, it provides a wonderful source of information and discernment. But all too frequently the ego aspect of the mind has taken over command of the ship. When your mind is held hostage by your ego, it is very difficult to attract the experiences that you want. In fact, it is almost impossible to even know what you want to attract because the ego is so identified with having things that will increase your perceived sense of security and worth. And these things are often not what you truly desire. Begin to think of your mind as a tool rather than identifying yourself AS your mind. You are not your mind. Your mind is just level of your Human Perception, Awareness and Response. It is a powerful tool for you to use to help you connect more fully with your Source.

Intuition:
The fifth level of human awareness is the intuitive level. Intuition is nonlinear awareness; it is not restricted to perceiving and understanding things within the confines of time and space. The dictionary defines intuition as: The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition. The immediate apprehension of an object by the mind without the intervention of any reasoning process.

Often you have to rely on intuition.


Bill Gates

Intuition directly access vibrational information to provide us with a higher level of awareness. It is at this level that we begin to play with the concept that there is no time and space. It is also here that we begin to perceive our essential nature and our true place within the universe.

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Instinct and Intuition are often used interchangeably, but while they sometimes provide similar information, they are very different. Where Instinct is pre-intellectual, intuition is trans-intellectual. In other words, instinct cannot be turned off by the mind. Your instincts function below your minds radar screen. Intuition on the other hand, can most definitely be turned off by the mind. In fact, most people are taught at a very young age to turn off their intuitive perceptions. Fortunately, it is possible to reawaken your intuitive abilities. Intuition is an innate ability present in all humans, but for those of us who have lost touch with it, there are specific ways to reconnect. Just as there are several physical senses, there are several, distinctive forms of Intuitive perception. Here are the major forms of intuitive perceptions: Clairvoyance: Energetic information that comes through the visual sense. Clairaudience: Energetic information that comes through the auditory sense. Clairsentience Energetic information that comes through emotional awareness. Psychometry: Energetic information that comes through the sense of touch. Claircognizance: Energetic information that comes through a knowing sense.

Because this level of perception, awareness and response has such a vibrational and spiritual feel, it is often considered to be the level at which we fully connect to Source. And while we certainly can connect with Source through our intuition, we should not make the mistake of believing that this level is the end point of our evolutionary progression. It is not. In fact, just as our mind is a tool, so too is our intuition. Any tool can be used to create or to destroy. And our intuition can be used to bring us closer to our Source or to disconnect us from that Source.

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YOU ARE THE CONDUCTOR


The bottom line is that you are the conductor, not the different parts. Each level of perception Instinct, Sensation, Emotion, Mind, Intuition is an individual part in the symphony that is your life. You are not the parts. You are certainly not just ONE part! You are the conductor. You bring the parts together. You bring out the best in each of the parts and in doing so create a whole that is truly magnificent and far more than the sum of the individual parts.

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NOW WHAT ABOUT OUR FRIENDS BOOBA AND KIKI?

What did you think? Which was Booba and Kiki? Well, if youre like 98% of the people on this planet, you thought/felt/intuited/knew that the one on the left is Kiki and the one on the right is Booba. And if you didnt well, lets just say that youre special! This is an example of Synesthaesia, a condition in which two or more perceptual modalities overlap. In this example your visual and auditory senses connected the sharp, angular sound of Kiki with the image on the left and the soft, rounded sound of Booba with the image on the right. This is just one example of how difficult it is to isolate perceptual processes and why it is important to consider your perceptual and response mechanisms in a holistic manner.

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CONDUCTOR AS CO-CREATOR
Have you ever been to a symphony performance or watched one on TV? If youre like me, youre most interested in watching the conductor. He or she stands there, on a podium, surrounded by all of those musicians, nurturing and guiding them to come together to create a whole that is far greater than the sum of the individual parts.

The conductor reminds the sections when to be soft and when to be loud, when to stop and when to start. The conductor keeps all of the parts together, literally on the same page. Ultimately, it is the conductor who determines the quality of the performance. I want you to imagine, for a moment, that you are the conductor. Picture yourself walking up to that podium, climbing the steps, bowing to the audience and then turning to face the orchestra. Take a moment to look around, to acknowledge the musicians. Look them in the eyes. Really see them, each one of them. You know them all well from the hours of rehearsing. And now it is time for the performance. Now you take your baton and tap it firmly and clearly on the music stand in front of you. Quiet descends. The performers prepare their instruments. The audience is silent, waiting for you to signal the beginning of the performance. Feel your arms lifting in front of you, pausing until complete silence fills the hall. Then when the moment is right, you begin moving the baton up and down, marking the tempo of the piece for the musicians

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And with an almost imperceptible signal from you, the music begins. It is as if you and the musicians are one: they each have a part to play, but you weave those parts together into a symphony far more magnificent than any of the individual parts alone. There is joy in guiding the music. You feel that joy as the fullness and beauty of the symphony surrounds you and fills you. You could be one of the musicians. In fact you probably have been one of them. You know what its like to be playing just one of the parts: Fun, exciting, even fulfilling. But when you are in the seat of a musician, you do not hear the fullness of the symphony. You are focused on your part, which is an important part, but not the whole thing.

To the sound itself the conductor adds the italics and punctuation of gesture, of strained arms, of startling tautness of the shoulders, of brisk nod, of hands flung apart in some wild appeal to the universe.
Christopher Andreae

As the conductor, you see, hear and feel it all. You know when a section is falling behind or speeding up. And you can bring them back into alignment with the rest of the orchestra. You sense instantly when a section is too loud or not loud enough and you can modulate their volume with the tiniest signal. Soon, perhaps too soon for you, this piece comes to the end. Again, a signal from you ensures that the entire orchestra finishes at the same time. And when the last note has been played you stand there with your arms still up, waiting, waiting, waiting, as the vibrations from that final note, sustain and echo and move through the hall, continuing long after the musicians have finished playing. You often wish you could stand there, holding your arms up forever, because you still hear those notes playing. You hear the music ringing in your head. But you know there is another piece to be played, another performance to prepare. You know there is another audience waiting to be entertained.

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So you lower your arms, acknowledge the performers with a nod and a smile, and you welcome the applause of the audience.

YOU ARE THE CONDUCTOR OF YOUR LIFE


There is a conductor of your life. There is a source, an intelligence, an awareness conducting your life. And it is you! You are the person standing at that podium, looking over the music you know so well, guiding the individual parts and creating a work of incredible beauty. Most of us forget that we are the conductor, the co-creator of our masterpiece. It often feels easier to be one of the musicians. When we sit in one of those seats, we just have to play our part, follow the music and follow the conductor. But there is always someone up there on that conductors podium. Part of you is always there. You get to decide which part. Thats where consciousness comes in. Really, to be more accurate, you are both: You are the conductor AND the musicians.

The place where YOU belong The question, and the choice for you, is where will you put your attention. is on the conductors podium! You can put most of your attention into one of the musicians seats. You can choose to be a trumpet player or the percussionist. You can even choose to be the first violinist. But no matter which part you choose, even the soloist, that is still just one tiny piece of the whole.
Until you choose to step up to that conductors podium, you will not be the creator of your masterpiece: You will be following the direction of someone else.

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THE FIVE LEVELS OF PERCEPTION, AWARENESS, AND RESPONSE ARE THE PARTS
The levels of human perception that we looked at in part 1 of this report, are like the parts of your orchestra. Instinct, sensations, emotions, intellect and intuition: Each of these levels has a role to play in your life symphony. The place where You belong the Big You is on the conductors podium. That is the part you came here to play! That is the place that is waiting for you! Most people will never get to that podium, or will step up to it for just brief moments, preferring instead to spend most of their lives playing just one of the parts in the orchestra. The fact that you are reading this report means that you are one of the few people very few! who is either already standing at that podium or wants to be! This report and the Energetics of Attraction courses will make you even more excited about stepping up to that podium and help you take the next steps to becoming the conductor of your life!

HOW DO YOU DISTINGUISH THE DIFFERENT LEVELS?


Where is the dividing line between an emotion and thought? How do you distinguish a sensation from an emotion? At what point does intellect become intuition? There are no clearly defined boundaries between these perceptual levels. Scientists can not clearly determine the difference between emotions, thoughts and intuition.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is infinite.


William Blake

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They can tell you that a certain emotion lights up a certain part of the brain. But beyond that, there is no clear distinction between them. All of our perceptions activate the brain in the exact same way. When we perceive something, electrical activity energy fires in the brain. The only difference between the perceptual levels is in the areas of the brain that are activated. Researchers are becoming very good at mapping the brain. They know which sections the emotion anger will light up. They can chart the location of different tastes and smells. They can tell you where language thoughts will be found and where mathematical formulas live. They are even beginning to map intuitive perceptions. But with all of this mapping, they cant really say what the difference is between a sensation, an emotion, a thought, or an intuitive awareness. The mechanism, the physiological process is the same for all of these different levels. And this makes sense. Most of us recognize that the difference between a physical sensation and the thoughts and emotions that accompany that feelings are very difficult to disentangle. Where does the feeling end and the emotion begin? Where does the thought enter the equation. There is a very thin boundary between the levels of awareness. And this demarcation becomes even less clear when you consider that most of these levels occur simultaneously. You very rarely have an isolated thought. It is very difficult to have a physical sensation without some type of emotional or intellectual response. And as we discussed in part one, emotions exist at the intersection between feelings and thoughts. Even intuition rarely lives in a vacuum. So when we attempt to distinguish the different levels of perception, awareness and response, the purpose is not to isolate the levels, but to activate our ability to consciously focus our attention on one level at a time. Ultimately though, we want to cultivate a holistic connection to our levels of awareness. We want to become aware of all levels simultaneously yet individually. Just as the conductor of a symphony hears each individual part while also hearing the wholeness of the entire performance, we want to be aware of all

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the levels of perception while observing the entirety of our awareness that is far greater than the sum of the parts. However, when beginning with the Energetics of Attraction, knowing what perceptual level you are operating from in any given moment as well as your primary perceptual level is very helpful.

DETERMINING YOUR PRIMARY PERCEPTUAL


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When you know which perceptual level you primarily rely on, you can begin to expand your range and consciously begin to bring in other perceptual levels. You have probably done some work to determine your strengths and weaknesses. You may have taken a formal assessment such as Myers-Briggs, DISC, etc., to determine some aspect of your personality type or communication style. Determining your primary perceptual level is much simpler, and in some ways may be more valuable than the complex and sometimes contradictory information you receive from psychological assessments. Keep in mind that you perceive at all levels of human awareness. So, while you probably resonate more strongly with one or two of these perceptual levels, you have a connection to all of these levels.

It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.
C.W. Leadbeater

Also keep in mind that your primary perceptual level can, and often does change. You may have spent part of your life at one perceptual level and now find yourself shifting into a different level. For most of my life I considered myself a fairly thick-skinned, typical guy. Sensitive male role

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models were hard to find growing up in the seventies in a middle-class Boston suburb. Back then emotional sensitivity was not a trait encouraged in men. So I followed in the footsteps of the male role models I had; mostly stoic, emotionally unavailable, intellectually focused men. Intellect became my primary perceptual level. I thought, analyzed and figured out the world around me. I believed that there was a logical answer to everything and as long as I was working on discovering those answers I was comfortable. Emotional content was present, but suppressed. When it was expressed it was most often in short, explosive bursts and quickly returned to the closet. Physical feelings were also out, mainly because acknowledging what my body was feeling was not possible without moving through the level of emotion. And intuition youve got to be kidding! Back then it was womens intuition, and not a realm into which men ventured. Just as, back then, real men didnt eat quiche, real men didnt play around with intuition! But perceptual levels change, shift and expand. And in the past 18 or so years during which I have been actively engaged in personal and spiritual development, I have explored all of the perceptual levels and begun integrating them into a holistic, harmonic state of awareness. Well explore that in the next section on the Harmonics of Human Awareness. For now, though, lets help you determine your primary perceptual level.

WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY PERCEPTUAL LEVEL?


Read the descriptions below, and see which level you resonate with. (The Energetics of Attraction Course has a more complete diagnostic for determining your primary perceptual level). Sensation / Physical Feeling You are very aware of your body. You may be very sensitive to pain. You may have experienced undiagnosable medical conditions. Textures and feelings are extremely important to you. You bask in the feelings of sheets with high thread counts, silk scarves, etc. You may be a foodie. Savoring the flavors of food and drinks gives you great pleasure.
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You enjoy and often excel at physical games such as charades. You may be very athletic and enjoy sports, and outdoor activities. Touch is very important for you in relationships. Holding hands, giving and receiving massage, physical intimacy are all important factors in your relationships.

Emotion You wear your heart on a string. You make decisions based on emotions. You cry easily at movies, weddings, funerals, when reading a book, and sometimes for no apparent reason. Natural beauty can move you to tears a spectacular sunset, morning mist rising from a field. You may experience emotional highs and lows. You feel a very strong pain of separation from loved ones when they are gone. In your relationships, romance, picnics, and all traditional expressions of love are important. You enjoy and may excel at creative games such as Pictionary. You tend to respond to situations on an emotional level. You gravitate towards creative and expressive careers artist, novelist, actor, etc.

Intellect Logic and thought are your primary mode of interacting with the world. You make decisions based on analysis and logic. You are usually even-tempered with few emotional highs and lows. You gravitate to intellectual careers lawyer, professor, researcher, scientist, You enjoy relationships that include deep conversations, thoughtprovoking films, You enjoy and often excel at games such as Scrabble, Chess, Poker, etc.

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Intuition Intuition is your primary mode of perceiving the world. You make decisions based on information received during prayer, meditation or contemplation. You are open to and may actively seek flashes of insight. You are very interested in spiritual development. You enjoy and may excel at games of weighted chance such as Backgammon, Blackjack, etc. You gravitate to careers that utilize your intuitive abilities energy healing, ministry, nursing, massage, etc.

THE HARMONICS OF HUMAN AWARENESS


So now that you have a better idea of the perceptual level that you use engage with the world, lets move into our exploration of the Harmonics of Human Awareness. Lets start with a short lesson in music theory. If youre a musician, this will be a bit basic but its important to our discussion, so hang in there.

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Have you ever looked a piano keyboard? At first glance it just looks like a random arrangement of white and black keys. But if you look closer, you begin to recognize a pattern: white key, black key, white, black, white, white, black, white, black, white, black, white and back to white again. Theres a reason for this. Each set of 12 keys is one tone in the western musical scale. And when you arrive back at that first white key again, the scale repeats at the next octave. For instance if you push on middle C you activate a vibration of 261.626 hertz or cycles per second. But the note, C, has a specific tonal quality that we recognize as the same no matter what octave it is played in. So, you can push the C key anywhere on the keyboard, and recognize the note as C even though the frequency of the sound is very different. Middle C sounds much different than a C down near the bottom of the keyboard which sounds much different than a C up near the top of the keyboard. Every C key the white keys just to the left of the set of two black keys - are all C. They are all recognizable as C, our brains hear them as the same note but they all have a different feeling to them.
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I want you to begin thinking of the levels of human perception, awareness and response in terms of octaves. Beginning with Instinct and moving up the scale through Sensation, Emotion, Intellect and Intuition, imagine that you are moving up a scale. Imagine that you are playing the same scale, the same notes, just higher up the keyboard. Now if you were a piano player you would not call in a piano tuner and ask to have a portion of the keyboard turned off. You wouldnt say to the piano tuner, Can you just disconnect the strings and turn off this octave down here? I dont want to use these notes. Every note on that keyboard is used. Every key on the piano is valuable and adds to the richness and possibilities in the music. Likewise, you probably would not consciously call in a human tuner and ask to have part of your scale turned off. You wouldnt consciously say to someone, Can you just turn off these emotions? I dont use them anyway! Well, maybe you would! I know thats what I did for a big chunk of my life. Emotions were just too painful. And they sure did not seem to have many redeeming qualities. So, while I dont think I ever said or thought the words, Im going to just turn off my emotions, thats exactly what I did. Or what I attempted to do. But even though, most of us would not consciously turn off a part of our perceptual system, thats exactly what we do: We turn off big chunks of our perceptual scale. But, you cant really turn them off. Theyre still there, and they still vibrate and We turn off big chunks resonate with your experiences. So even of our perceptual though youre not consciously playing that part of your scale, those notes are still being scale. activated. And eventually, those notes get turned back on. And that can be a messy scene, especially if those notes come back online while youre playing a song in a different key.

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EVERY EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE ACTIVATES EVERY LEVEL OF AWARENESS


I believe it is impossible to have a perception at one level without generating some activity at all of the perceptual levels. In other words, every experience we have must activate our senses, emotions, thoughts and intuition. In most instances though, one of the perceptual levels is so fully activated that it drowns out the other levels making it seem as if we are perceiving the situation from just one perceptual level. This will be an important point to remember in your work with the Energetics of Attraction. The next time you experience an overpowering emotion, remember that even though it appears to be the only level activated, all of your perceptual levels are activated. If you can remember that in the midst of that overpowering emotion, you are one giant step closer to shifting your attention and defusing that emotion. More about that a bit later.

ITS ALL ENERGY


We cant go much further in our discussion without an exploration of the energetic nature of our universe. By now, you have probably heard the phrase, its all energy, or everything is energy. That is not just a clich. It is true. Or, mostly true. Of course, when we move into a discussion like this, TRUE becomes a very fluid and flexible concept. Were reaching the limits of our ability to know and prove things with this discussion. For instance, physicists dont know if light is a wave or a particle. Turns out, its probably both. So they call it a waveparticle. What we do know is that what we perceive as matter or form the physical stuff of our world is actually made up of very little physical stuff. In fact, when you move down to the atomic level, it turns out that an atom is more than 99% empty space.
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One physicist made the analogy that if you were to suspend a single baseball in the center of large baseball stadium, you would approximate the amount of actual matter in an atom! But the rest of that space is not truly empty. That space is filled with energy. David Bohm and Michael Talbot in their book, The Holographic Universe, say that: When physicists calculate the minimum amount of energy a wave can possess, they find that every cubic centimeter of empty space contains more energy than the total energy of all the matter in the known universe! Before you read any further, take a moment to see if you can wrap your brain around that little fact. They are saying that within the empty space the size of a small dice you would find more energy than the energy contained in ALL of the matter in the known universe. Why is this important? Its important because, the empty space within you contains far more energy than all of the physical stuff we normally identify with.

WHAT ARE THE HUMAN ENERGY SYSTEMS?


So if we accept that we are more than 99% energy (most physicists do accept that and it is one of the core principles of the Energetics of Attraction) then spending time in a direct exploration of our human energy systems just makes sense. When we work with the human energy systems we discover a doorway into all of the levels of human awareness. And once we have access to information energy on all of the levels we can then begin to manipulate that information energy and move it into alignment with our desires.
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So what are the Human Energy Systems? We humans are walking, talking, thinking, breathing electromagnetic transmitters and receivers. Scientists have definitively proven that we emit electromagnetic frequencies. The Law of Attraction tells us that it is these frequencies that attract people, things and experiences into our life. It is our vibrational frequency that determines the way that our physical reality appears. While modern science is just now acknowledging that we are electromagnetic beings, wisdom traditions of many cultures have recognized this truth for thousands of years. The Energetics of Attraction explores these three basic human energy systems in relationship to the Law of Attraction. These systems are The Grounding System The grounding system connects us to this physical world, the Earth. It provides the energetic roots which anchor us firmly into this physical realm. In order to attract your desires in the physical world, you must be fully present in and connected to the physical Earth. It is very difficult to manifest desires physically if you are not fully embodying your physical nature. And while the Law of Attraction encourages us to engage in the process of visualization and the intentional activation of non-physical energy, it also encourages our full presence in and enjoyment of the physical world. Your Grounding System is the most powerful tool you have for anchoring yourself into the physical world and translating your formless, vibrational desires into tangible physical things and experiences. The Auric System This is our second skin or energy skin. Your Aura is a protective boundary that completely surrounds your physical body and protects your personal energetic space. It extends at least several inches out from your body in all directions. A well-protected Aura has a strong grounding connection to the Earth. It establishes the boundaries between our personal space and the space of others and the wider universe. When our Aura is strong and healthy, we have a sense of our self, we feel complete, whole and safe.
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The Chakra System Your Chakra System is your primary vibrational input/output system. The Chakras are individual energy centers that receive, process and distribute energy throughout the physical/energetic system and back out to the wider world. The chakra system is most often perceived as a series of energy centers rising from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each individual chakra has a specific function and processes a specific type of physical/emotional/spiritual energy.

THE GOAL IS NOT TO TRANSCEND THE LEVELS


One thing I need to make very clear is that the Energetics of Attraction is not a system that encourages you to transcend any of the perceptual levels. One of the issues Ive had with some spiritual development systems or practices is the implicit or explicit sense that moving up and in some cases right out of the perceptual scale is the goal. When I studied at the Academy of Intuition Medicine, and ultimately received the Master of Intuition Medicine certificate, I loved the work we were doing. I knew there was great potential for growth, healing and deep understanding. And I also knew that there was something missing at least for me. Its taken me nearly ten years since graduating from AIM to formulate, and now articulate, what was missing for me. The missing piece was a holistic approach to healing, growth and awareness. There was a sense that the intuitive, energetic tools and systems being taught in the school were somehow being presented as better than other perceptual modalities. The founder of the Academy has occasionally teased me, lovingly, about my proclivity towards emotional release during our classes. The Academy had an E.R. room, variously known as the Emergency Room or Emerging Reality depending on your mood. It was a space where you could go for some extra attention from a Teachers Assistant if stuff came up during the class.

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I spent a lot of time in that room! Unlike many of the students who were seemingly able to separate their emotional content from the intuitive information, my perceptual levels seemed to be inherently entangled. For at least the first year of my training, I thought I wasnt getting it because everyone else seemed to be having these clear pictures when they were doing intuitive readings on themselves or others. Presence is more than I very rarely got pictures. But being there. even without pictures, I usually knew what was happening. The Malcolm Forbes information came to me in different ways. I felt it in my body, or I had an emotional hit, or a clear knowing sense just popped into my head.

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At some point, when I let go of the belief that there was a right way to access intuitive perception, I realized that all along I had been naturally accessing the information through multiple perceptual levels. Now, almost 10-years later, I finally understand the importance of embracing the entire spectrum or scale of perception and awareness.

YOU CANT SOLVE A PROBLEM AT THE LEVEL OF ITS CREATION


You may be wondering why we have taken so much time exploring the levels of human perception, awareness and response. Ive acknowledged that: ! Its nearly impossible to clearly delineate and distinguish between the different levels. ! All of our perceptions are energetic, and ! ultimately, we are seeking a holistic state of perceptual awareness.

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So why spend time focusing on the individual levels of perception and awareness? Well here is the reason. Einstein accurately pointed out that it is difficult solving problems at the level of their creation. And while I dont want you to begin thinking about your perceptions as problems I do want you to begin thinking about changing or shifting them from a different level of awareness. Have you ever had a limiting thought that you just cant get rid of? No matter what you try, it wont go away? For instance maybe youve had the thought Im not good enough. You want to replace that thought with, I AM good enough. So every time you hear that limiting thought in your head you immediately replace it with I am good enough. And for a while, that new thought stays. But later, maybe in 30-seconds or an hour, or the next day, or next week, that old, limiting thought returns. The reason it is so difficult to change that thought is because you are working with it at the level of thought. You are attempting to change a problem thought at the same level at which it was created. With enough persistence and time, you could and probably will change that thought. But there is a faster, more effective way to change that thought. Move to another level and change it from there. In our exploration of the Harmonics of Human Awareness we explored how every experience has a thread that moves through each of the levels. Remember that the perceptual level you are focused on is the melody and the notes of the other levels flesh out the chord with notes that harmonize with the melody. So in this case, the thought, Im not good enough is the melody. But that thought has notes playing at the level of feeling, emotion and intuition. Shifting your focus from the melody thought to one of the harmony notes feelings, emotions, intuition will allow you to more easily shift the entire experience. A thought is never JUST a thought. A feeling in your body is never JUST a feeling. Every thought you have has harmonics on every other level.

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And when you attempt to shift that thought in isolation, all the harmonics from the other levels are pulling against you, anchoring that old thought in place. So you say, Why cant I shift this thought? not realizing that youre not just shifting a thought, youre attempting to shift an entire symphony of perceptions, awareness and response. Think of it this way: If an entire orchestra is playing a piece in the key of C Major and the solo violinist attempts to play the solo in the key of D Minor, whats going to happen? Who is going to sound horrible, the orchestra or the soloist? You bet. That soloist, not matter how beautifully he or she is playing, is going to sound pretty awful. And who is ultimately going to win that battle? Will the violinist end up moving back into the key of C Major or will that entire orchestra, all the sections, all the instruments, all the musicians, spontaneously join the violinist in the key of D Minor? Unless that violinist has some serious mojo, that orchestra is going to win! And whats the easier solution: The orchestra moving to match the soloist or the soloist moving to match the orchestra?

In order to effectively and permanently change your ability to attract your desires, you must change the key from which you are attracting on All conscious levels: sensation, emotion, intellect and intuition.

A thought is NEVER just a thought!

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HOW DO I ATTRACT MY DESIRES FROM ALL THE LEVELS?


That is exactly what the Energetics of Attraction is all about. This report has given you the two most important tools and insights you need to begin attracting your desires at multiple levels of awareness. First, you now have an understanding of the 5 levels of human perception, awareness and response. You can begin to recognize what level you are operating at. And you can begin consciously awakening your perception at the other levels. And second, if youve read this far, you now most likely understand and have a intention to attract your desires in a Harmonic manner. That intention will guide you to the tools, insights and actions you need in order for that to happen. Ill be very honest with you: The fact that you have read this report means that you are now armed with the foundational knowledge that will enable you to immediately begin attracting your life experiences in a more holistic, harmonic and powerful manner! Congratulations.

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