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Stalking Vol 2: The Bridge of Reason


checked a space in the air slightly above my head, and said, "The average person treats words as
if they are knowledge. I’m using this conditioning to gain your ego’s agreement to accept ideas it
would otherwise defend against, until you have the experiences that teach it to sit down and shut
up—like an out-of-body experience told your ego that it’s okay to fly. You’ll understand this
better the first time you access knowledge directly." She took a bite.
"Like when I knew about Rachel’s motives?"
"No," she said before swallowing.
"What then?"
"Accessing knowledge directly isn’t reasonable, so it doesn’t translate. The best I can do is
to say that, at some point, your First Attention will ignore your inventory of the physical world,
and from the Second Attention you will claim as your own knowledge that words are highly
limited, symbolic representations. In terms of their ability to communicate ideas, you will know
that they are near the bottom of the food chain, because a single simultaneous vision inherently
informed you of this... and more."
"I think you can do better than that," I said, seriously.
Chuckling at my constipated expression, Bonnie said, "The First Attention contains all of
your assumptions, beliefs, and symbols you both create and uphold according to the rules of
physical conformation. The Second Attention has access to far richer symbols, but it can use the
ones from the First Attention to illustrate a point without embracing their related beliefs or
assumptions."
"For example?"
"If you throw a ball in the First Attention, where all of the root assumptions of our physics
are in play, it moves in a mathematically predictable trajectory and falls at a precise rate to roll to
a stop. In the Second Attention, neither physical laws nor their attendant reasoning apply; the
ball could travel in a straight line forever, climb, turn, or vanish as soon as it left your hand—
whatever you wanted it to do. The apparent drawback of these experiences is that they need to be
translated into First Attention terms, to be retained in your normal memory, but your body will
always remember what was intended." She set her fork down. "Generally speaking, without
training your Assemblage Point to shift back to the place where these experiences occurred, your
memories are vague and leave only impressions such as a sense of mystery, unexplained joy, or
apprehension. If Spirit wants you to remember details, you will likely recall highly vivid dreams
that better replicate the knowledge/e xperience." She took a satisfied breath, allowing a moment
for me to grasp what she claimed we could do in the Second Attention.
"Everybody has had similar dreams of flying, weightlessness, and walking through walls
into entirely different locations," she continued. "Most people don’t try to interact with these
events, because they don’t know they’re either agreeing with a teaching lesson, or creating the
content as a reflection of their emotional or psychological condition. Speaking of which," she
said academically, "Emissaries chose the specific focus of seeing the full and true nature of
human beings, as opposed to exploring the other worlds they could focus on... other than the
Players’ probable worlds."
"The what worlds?"
"This is material for your dreaming lessons. Just know that most of what we do in the First
Attention has been chosen from the Second Attention—which is part of our dream state reality.
There is also a Third Attention where probabilities are seen and /or assembled, but that’s not for
no w."
"Are you saying what I think you’re saying?"
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