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9. "Thank you, excellent, eyes still closed and moving well deeper into this experience: please stand this adult a step or so in front of you, his or her back to you. Thank you. Now waft yourself forward again, this time into this adult. Bring your eyes to where the eyes of this adult are, so that you, as you become this adult, are seeing through and with the eyes of this adult. Bring your ears to where the ears of this adult are, so that you are listening to the sounds of this experience but through and with the ears of this adult. Bring all of your senses and awarenesses forward into this adult and, as this adult, look closely at this same experience yet again, but this time with whatever additional perceptions and understandings are brought into view by your being this knowledgeable adult. Perceptions first — stay as sensory as possible in your descriptions and the understandings will take care of themselves. As you run this experience forward again, which enables even the most ordinary child to become such a virtuoso, looking with the eyes of this knowledgeable adult, what differences does this make in what you are seeing of this experience? Please make these differences in the experience utterly real to your listener through the richly textured detail of your description as you resume describing now ... "
Same instructions as before, allowing four to seven minutes, depending on the liveliness of the buzz-murmur. After the three bings, say:
10. "Excellent. Eyes still closed. Please return this adult's head to his or her own shoulders. Exchange a warm feeling of thanks with this adult for so sharing an important experience. Now is the time to assess what you've seen and to ask this adult, while you have him or her here in this experience, questions about what you've seen. Ask your questions very softly out loud but loudly in your mind, watch for what this adult points to or watch for changes in the scene as responses to your questions, or listen intently and maybe you can hear this adult's answers to your questions. Report in detail to your listener as you go. What's the first question you want to ask this knowledgeable adult? — O.K., ask it now, softly out loud but loudly in your head, and report whatever answer you experience ... "
Same instructions, allowing two to ten minutes, depending on how lively the buzz-murmur. After the three bings, say:
11. "Thank you. Return now over the wall, through your garden, to this space here on Earth where we are now. Coming fully alert and refreshed, feeling terrifically good! — OK, for the debriefing, we each switch to a different partner, let's see if we can all be with a different partner in ten seconds ... nine seconds ... eight seconds ... " (good-humoredly and stretching it out beyond one second with a "half-second," "quarter second," etc., if need be). Have your people de-brief as before:   eyes open, present tense, within two to three minutes as much detail of those experiences as they can squeeze in.
Afterward, in the group share, have whoever did get the best developed new method or system on this first try to detail it and model that success for the others. Some will, even at this late point, for the first time then realize what it was in their own experience which creates virtuosos, where they hadn't figured it out before. Some members, at least, will have detailed new methods which can be used generally, elsewhere or at another time. A second round of this Toolbuilder experience, an evening or so later, should ensure that virtually every member of your group has come up with an effective new method or system and can readily do so again and again thereafter.

Some of your new methods, sooner or later, will be better than anything we've come up with before, if you pursue this enough! The sky absolutely is no limit!

This process is merely a gateway. Your whole future and high potential are wide open before you!

O


Detailed Solo Version of Toolbuilder
when working alone with tape recorder


Without a live listener, describe your experiences into a tape recorder. For the final debriefing you can use a notepad or talk to a friend on the telephone. Please read through the group script first for context.

  1. Describe your garden, with wall. (Beyond that wall will be the high but human civilization which somehow enables even the most ordinary person to become a virtuoso at what you're seeking to learn.)

  2. As suddenly as possible, take yourself over that wall to be surprised by and catch by surprise your first impression of what is over that wall. Describe what you find there.

  3. Bring in a child to go through that point of experience. Merge with that child so his/her development and experience become also yours. Describe the differences this makes in your perception of that experience.

  4. Separate from that child. Exchange thanks. Bring in a responsible, knowledgeable adult. Merge with that adult, re-experience that scene again but as this adult. Study the differences being this adult makes in what you are perceiving. (Stay as sensory in your descriptions as possible; understandings will come then of their own accord.)

  5. Separate from that adult. Exchange thanks. Ask questions, look and listen intently for your answers.

  6. Debrief, to notepad or to a friend on the telephone.
O

In conclusion
By now, if you've done most of these experiences, you have a much richer perception than when you started, of yourself, of the world around you, and of the vast high possibilities open to you — not just the added proficiencies which you made part of some of these specific procedures.

Do drive home to genius-level proficiency at least one of your chosen sought-after skills or subject knowledge areas, so you will know unshakably that yes, you can function at genius level, in this regard and in others. Once you have that certain knowledge, no one can ever put you all the way back down, ever again.

Also, ever wonder why so many people start into self-improvement of one sort of another and then "plateau"? — It's because they haven't turned their gains into concrete use, so that their self-improvements feel like an expensive hobby or self-indulgence instead of the truly worthwhile thing they can be. Drive your new proficiency all the way home to genius level, and this not only frees you to the other genius proficiencies but, far more important, gives you a kind of inner permission to continue your development toward ever higher levels.

Helping others, and knowing that they have been actually helped, is another key way to give yourself permission to continue your advance. You need not "plateau," ever!

However great things become for you, know they can become still better. Through both concrete usefulnesses and the helping of others, you can become ever more wonderfully you!

O

Comments to
Win Wenger



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