Well, the fence is just used as a metaphor.
I fully understand that for some NPMR is not a point to be explored. Whether blocked, not required or not desired.
In fact a Gurdjieffian told me, don't induce any states, if you go out of your body , I would suggest you go into your body first. he seemed against the idea or dis-interested. My thought is ? Huh? Why not? Who wouldn't be interested in that knowledge and experience unless he just wanted to get my focus off of it to help me build other abilities which I think I have due to the statement. However, Gurdjieff clearly was floating around doing something somewhere.
Listening to teachers such as Adyshanti, Tolle, Mooji - Self Enquiry etc etc. They all seem to be saying the same thing. To put your attention on the witness, that we are already complete and whole beings and once you realize how simple it is and get in touch with all that is, the oneness that you are, the one. Non-Duality, That's it. That's all there is. Just be.
They say we are already complete. No need to raise one's being? There is nothing to raise?
Something seems to be missing from there.
For a period of time when I didnt feel ready (chicken) last year, I was being pulled into paralysis in the middle of the night periodically. Being pulled into the state, Like it was calling me. I had to lean over and grab my wife to get more acclimated in PMR to break that connection. So being patient and involved in this Gurdjieff group I thought I was going to learn some secret knowledge that would help me.
Something to build on Monroe since I couldn't get to the Institute. An esoteric hands on group. A Magic formula.
OH BOY! There is no magic formula. Its just you.
NPMR has been a "splinter in my mind" so for me its not just to go Zipping around and having fun (although having a little freedom to walk on mars and/or remote view is kinda cool).
For me, its for validation and also, I assume.... here we go with belief again, I assume that I will be able to uncover many secrets of truth and reality. of who I am, what I am, why I am, break barriers of fear, understand Past lives other existences and my true nature, our true nature. Tom please correct me if I am wrong to assume this.
So, when looking back over 2 years+, I learned many things from many stops along the way.
Focusing of attention on myself
Awareness of other than my thoughts - body, essence and that there is something behind the curtain of the mind/ego
Control of my thoughts - Meditation - self enquiry
Learning to be aware of and plug Useless wastes of energy - involuntary tensions. negative emotions, internal considering, Lying to oneself etc
Learning to be impeccable with your word etc etc etc
All these things and more
All work to lower entropy, building and accumulating to raise one's level of being. In essence, helping to put me either on my original pre-determined path or at least much closer to it.
For me it started simply by getting frustrated with an annoying eye condition and after different medications from a Opthomologist didn't work, I said enough is enough, the current system doesn't know jack about real health.
And just like that, the 18 yrs of sleep was over. I started reading, investigating, Juicing Vegetables big time and 2+ years later here I am, the western money focused neanderthal transformed to a path of natural health and nutrition and in a state of mind no one including myself thought possible at that time.
So my path, Its developing, I am the feather, learning to just flow in the AUO wind.
So if NPMR is in my cards so be it. If not, so be it. I will keep doing what I am doing and see where my path takes me.
I once said to Ubik. I have been mostly on my own, growing, learning.
Ubik said, So you are on your own? It seems like 'on your own' has done pretty good so far.
We are all in it together, helping each other, even if we don't realize it.