Expanding your kindness and generosity are side effects of expanding your consciousness.
Consciousness is not in your mind. Consciousness is in your being.
If consciousness existed in a person’s mind then we could simply explain the consequences of the corporate strategy of externalizing costs to make 'profit' and people would instantly stop working or investing in any corporation forever.
We could explain the horrors of overpopulation and villagers would instantly and forever stop having more than two children.
But it does not work that way. Adding information to the mind is not enough to create change. Expanded consciousness is required.
Consciousness expands at a certain speed limit. It can only increase as fast as you can build the energetic matrix to support it. Building matrix takes time.
Building Matrix in your Being is like building good soil. Without good soil, plants won’t grow. If you start with rocks, sand or clay, too salty, too acidic, building good soil requires consistent hard work over a long period of time. Pull out the stones, break up chunks of clay, mix in compost, balance the acidity. Similar time and effort is required to build the energetic matrix upon which consciousness can grow.
Just as a good strong trellis supports a vibrantly healthy climbing rosebush, so too a good strong energetic matrix supports a vibrantly healthy growing consciousness.
Diligently practicing the experiments in this website, even if they seem embarrassing or confusing at first, is a proven approach for Building Matrix.
Matrix can be built through persistently engaging constructive stresses, such as:
Living in foreign cultures.
Eating unfamiliar foods.
Communicating in foreign languages.
Adapting to different customs.
Being in the company of saints.
Building a consistent practice involving physical exercise, vegetarianism, study, meditation, martial arts, singing, music, etc.
Exposing yourself to radiations from sacred artifacts, holy tombs and sanctuaries.
Having integrity, which means doing what you say you will do (e.g., spending time with the kids, being on time to appointments, paying the bills on time, taking out the garbage).
Giving improvised public talks with feedback and coaching from the audience.
Making a fierce commitment to complete a worthy project by a certain deadline, and doing it.
Observing periods of silence.
Staying alert to the responsible or irresponsible purposes of your interpretations about what is happening.
Cleaning your house of extraneous material possessions.
Asking for, and listening undefendedly to, feedback from your enemies.
Changing small habits of behavior (e.g., putting your jacket on starting with the opposite sleeve from usual, clasping your hands with the other thumb on top, not scratching a particular small itch, ordering food you would not normally order at the restaurant, being of service to strangers).
Working in faster or slower rhythms than are usual for you (e.g., taking twice as long to set the table or make the bed, chewing twice as fast as normal).
Going to the edge of your comfort zone and staying there by implementing new behaviors while acting as if they are normal (e.g., behaving as if you are from a foreign land, acting as if you are handicapped, being innocently unknowledgeable about common things, being delighted by the ordinary, having a sense of the miraculous in everyday life).
Building matrix through any of these various behaviors amplifies the effect of reading this book.
An additional way of building matrix is the daily use of Tonic Gold, a true alchemical elixir: three drops on the tongue first thing in the morning.
Matrix Building and the Linear Life Plan
NEW TERRITORY OF AWARENESS
Expanded matrix gives you the possibility to navigate new territory of awareness. Modern culture has an extremely limited view on the possibilities of what is possible for a human life. The unique menu offered by modern culture is the linear life plan. The linear life plan goes something like this: you are born in a nucleus family, starting at age five years old you should go to school, and then to a different school, and then to university. You must have good grades, so you can have a good job after school. After exiting university, you get a job as an employee. You find a life-partner at university or at work. You get married, have children, a dog and a house outside the city. You change jobs or start your own business. You get divorce and change your life partner. After a few rounds of that, you get old enough to retire. You are then put in an old people’s home. You die. This is the average linear life plan.
Building matrix enables you to navigate new territory of awareness, including the territory of the nonlinear life plan. If you were not aware that there was a linear life plan then you could not have considered that a nonlinear life plan was possible. Marking a difference between a linear life plan and a nonlinear life plan is making a distinction. Making that particular distinction gives you more options to choose from, the more possibilities for your life.
A human life is a treasure hunt. We dedicated most of our time and energy in finding a treasure. Everybody’s treasure is different: love, happiness, deep friendship, money, a community, a purpose, making an impact in the world, … Whatever it is, it is what we want to achieve.
Logan LaPlant left school (and made a Tedx Talk about it, watch it below) because he realised he was not learning what he was supposed to learn to get to his treasure. If most people are looking for Happiness, how many classes in ‘Happiness’ did we have in school? he asked. How are we supposed to know how to get there? Why on earth are we learning about algebra and greco-roman history when what we really want to know is how to be happy? How are we going to figure out how to get there? We need an accurate map of how to get from here to there.
Before Christopher Columbus went to find India crossing the Pacific, he did not have an accurate map of the world, the maps stopped at the contours of Europe. Christopher Columbus ended up in the Americas thinking he was in India. He did not get to his treasure because his map was not accurate enough. How many times have you wanted to reach a treasure and ended up finding yourself in a totally different place than where you want to be? Probably your inner map of that territory was not accurate enough to navigate yourself to your goal.
Expanding your matrix makes your inner map more accurate. Each new distinction that reorders your energetic body sheds light on new parts of the map that you didn’t know you didn’t know about. StartOver.xyz provides new maps for the known and unknown territories.
The new thoughtmaps comes out of a context that holds more consciousness than modern culture. The matrix of next culture has expanded way beyond that of modern culture.
Distinctions influence our lives whether we are aware of them or not. It is like gravity, whether you are aware of the sensation of gravity or whether you believe in gravity or not, it affects you whether you want it or not. Consciousness works in a similar way. The more distinctions you collect, the more leverage you have about circumstances. A new map opens new rules, new purposes, new possibilities and therefore new possible gameworlds that couldn’t be thought of before. Building new distinctions about gameworld gives you new territories to explore and new experiments to try in the domain of work, play and service.
No one can build matrix for you. And more interestingly, no one can stop you from building matrix.
We have now, and have always had, the complete freedom to choose who we are being. It is true that we have been raised in certain circumstances and in a certain culture and time. It is true that there exist powerful forces to try to sway our decisions in one direction or another about who to be. But those circumstances and forces are now, and always have been, outside of us, incidental, and not causative. The final decision – even down to the finest minutiae of our quality of being – has always been ours alone.
Order A Meal Your Box Does Not Like
And Eat It
Matrix Code BUMATRIX.01
Go to a restaurant, preferably one you have been to before so that you are familiar with what they serve.
Read through the menu a new way. Instead of scanning for something your Box likes, look for something your Box DOES NOT want to eat.
Do not explain to anyone you are with what you are doing. If someone notices that you are ordering something you are know to not like and says something such as, "I thought you did not like to eat saurkraut?" just say something like, "Yes. It is amazing, isn't it?"
Your order will arrive.
It might look better than you thought, it might look worse.
However it looks, even if you don't want to eat it, eat it.
Really taste it. Feel the textures in your mouth. Notice what happens as you chew and swallow.
Notice the sensations of this experiment Building Matrix in your Being.
If you have any trouble, slow down, or maybe speed up.
"Please give me 3 possibilities about what can I do with this problem."
Whatever they say, pick the craziest possibility and do it.
Solve Someone Else's Problem
Matrix Code BUMATRIX.
Once a day talk to someone and say, "I don't have enough problems, can I have one of your problems?"
Then solve the problem in a real way. Become a Problem Hunter.
We met this guy named Mao, we met him on the plane. He was dressed up in hippie clothes, and he goes around and lives in caves. We saw him later in a shop and he said, to the lady in the shop, 'I guess I have to pay, since it probably isn't okay to take stuff out of a store without paying for it,' and then he said, '...yet...'
I could have paid for this things and then said, "see, now it is happening..." I missed that chance to solve his problem.