The path of surrender and service is fine but I lean toward knowing, understanding.
"...gain your knowledge through your experience, experimentation and spiritual growth. There is no easier way. You have to do it, no one can do it for you."
"...It is the dropping of ego and material attachment that produces the high signal to noise ratio required for being sentient in NPMR. Spiritual Knowledge and Paranormal ability on the path of knowledge often are intertwined...."
that is where my intent is......
However, how much dropping of ego and attachment to material do we need to get rid of? We still have to eat and make a living? save for retirement, make good investment decisions, buy a nice suit or a pair of sneakers that fit properly now and then, can you just allow others to run over you while you turn the other cheek on every single issue? not letting your Ego and self importance play a part? You said you are not a pacifist. SO if someone does you wrong, insults you or takes advantage of you, what do you do?
We dont have to be in living in the Himalayas mediating on a mountain so Where is the line, what is the level of ego and attachment acceptable to achieve a high signal?
TOM:forget the bandits, they are in the noise. It is not like evil gets a free ride-- they study hard and put in long hours too. It's just that in the big picture they, because of their efforts, are going backwards. It is because they necessarily do have ego and fear that they are so limited.
Evil, no matter how hard they try are still in the noise. So How can they gain Psi abilities?
They meditate with selfish intent, They want psi ability for self gain, ego, look at me, whatever. How in the world do they get there?
If I walk out of line I seemed to get whacked by my guides in some fashion. Usually Big Letters "wrong way, buddy"
These 'evil doers' they have guides? their goal is evolution as well, how do they get these abilities with all the noise they are carrying? How can they possibly get to NPMR and become operative and use Psi abilities in PMR?
Tom: "....Psi experiences often serve as a catalyst to pry open a mind far enough to glimpse a larger reality or light a fire and can be immensely valuable for an individual ready to take the next step."
"..PMR actions alone...... will not open NPMR to you unless you experience spiritual growth and decrease the entropy of your consciousness.
OM: This doesn't not seem consistent with something a person with negative intent should be able to achieve based on your model. So how do they get there whereas we have to walk the str8 line or get whacked if we even have a taste of ego involved.
Substantial progress requires substantial commitment. Being Sentient in NPMR, being able to read minds, use telepathy, bend spoons, switch reality frames etc requires a commitment to the side of ' good ' otherwise the noise present in the other direction will or should prevent the abilities from coming to fruition in the first place.
I am still working on myself, being present, meditating and it takes time, though I have had effects, experiences, premonitions among other things recently and during my life, I am just gonna take it as it comes - any other approach creates frustration.
I am here, now with the best of intent to learn, know and understand and to evolve.
"... occurs spontaneously after self imposed constraints are removed."
How are they actually removed and what would need to be removed - can you give an example
is it just a matter of becoming more aware, and that feeding on itself and time will show the movement?
IE: here is a crazy example.
Deciding, hey I am no longer going to go to strip clubs, noise reduction, then deciding soon after I am no longer going to drink, then time passes, hey I am going to start eating healthy since I am overweight, then more time passes, less noise in ur life. You start becoming nicer to people, helping people, hey I am interested in these types of books now, hmm I think i will take a mediation class, more time passes, you have some experiences, delve deeper, learn more and before you know it you are Tom Campbell (figuratively speaking).
is it just an evolution of your being? (like a snowball moving downhill) as you become more aware you have the capacity to be able to make more conscious decisions(decision space) and if your will is strong enough or your intent is powerful enough, you can catch yourself-be present and just don't allow the ego, desires, fear, behavior and the like to be the decision makers?