It has also filled in gaps I didn't know were there.
It has also demonstrated how I communicate with the LCS now. I wrote that long discursion because it was what came into my mind to do as opposed to simply telling you that you would have to figure out and work out the future path on your own, which is what I effectively did in the end. I don't think I did it because I like to hear myself talk without reason although I did have a passing thought as 'why am I giving this long and elaborate answer' when I did not know that you would find value in it. Intuition, for lack of a better word, or unconscious information from the LCS that it would be somehow useful in the situation? That seems to be how I communicate predominately at present with the LCS. I have learned to trust this kind of communication as to its actually being there, since good results do occur, and as to the appropriateness of the information and direction given, again since good and not always anticipated results occur. I have so far not found reason to question this unconscious guidance, although I do cross check it with what I know consciously, as in sometimes being confrontational with board members (and wondering if it were justified), and finding out later from results that it was what was needed, based again upon good results.
What you describe as your past interactions, past methods of proceeding and abilities you describe has in fact made me somewhat envious, as in 'now why couldn't the LCS have provided me with that ability' or led me towards that approach. That is something else which I find we must, and can, trust the LCS with. Each of our paths through this PMR experience is our own and likely to have been optimized for each individually, presuming that we are aware to accept 'nudging' and guidance along the way. As Tom has described it, each of us, when ready to function at a certain level in terms of our interactions with the LCS, tend to be guided, or a path planned in advance, to put the appropriate things, experiences, in our path. And this will be a multi leveled path as well in that it will include an interactive 'dance' where we pass in and out of the lives of others, providing unknowingly the interactions and experiences that they
require in their own paths. Something that I read in a book comes to mind, without remembering the details of whose book it was and the details of what was said, about someone walking in a woods and having a woman dressed in white come running or jogging through in the opposite direction and say something in passing which provided them in its appropriateness to what they were thinking at the time with significant insight. Did that woman jogging by actually say what was heard, did she know that she had said it, and why would she have said such a thing to a perfect stranger passed on an isolated trail through the woods?
I have followed a much different path than Tom in my life. It seems that I was being trained and guided towards being able to be of assistance to Tom in this project acting as his assistant and allowing him freedom to do the things that he most needs to do as the point man. Filling in gaps where he can't be in two places doing everything required at one time. Better to be where and doing what is needed by the LCS than doing what we might think consciously would be more exciting or useful when we can't see the whole picture that is being woven into the tapestry.