The Universe interacts with you according to the shape of your Being. If you want new circumstances, change the shape of who you are. The price of real change is experiencing the in-between state while things rearrange themselves with each other inside of you.
Between one shape and another shape is the in-between state, the time when your form changes.
Words that are commonly used to describe the in-between state include: chaos, confusion, breakdown, fluidic, uncontrolled, existential crisis, deconstruction, standing on nothing, destabilized, disoriented, unknown… meltdown. As rough as these terms may sound, the purpose and necessity of the in-between state are clear. Change cannot occur without it.
Since a system’s form determines its functionality, if a function is to change, its form must change.
Insanity is sometimes defined as expecting different results when continuing the same actions, the equivalent of expecting different functionality from the same form.
Predispositions must reorder to allow something new to occur. Because it is so integral to the transformational process, let us more closely examine the Liquid State.
Let us be practical. You can expect that the length of time spent in the Liquid State will vary, from a few moments in the beginning stages of growing up, to longer and longer times later on.
After a fairly predictable series of evolutionary steps have occurred, you begin to shift from being primarily occupied with reassembling and defending solidified Solid State positions and learning to suffer through the intense sensations often associated with a Liquid State, to being primarily occupied with exploring processes of continuous expansion, where solidity becomes an inconvenient but temporary layover like St. Louis or Frankfurt, or Madrid.
The shift from regarding the Liquid State as a terrible misfortune to regarding the Liquid State as standard operating conditions represents a total context shift from the Defensive Context to the Expansive Context, two totally different modes.
DEFENDING AGAINST VS. SURFING A LIQUID STATE
The shift from regarding the Liquid State as a terrible misfortune to regarding the Liquid State as standard operating conditions represents a total context shift from the Defensive Context to the Expansive Context, two totally different modes.
The Defensive Context is positional, based on beliefs, committed to defending itself against changes and to keeping everything the same. A survival strategy is formulated in childhood. You adopt mechanisms of habitual attitude and behavior to replicate the strategy in your world and in your relationships, and then your psychology develops around sustaining these mechanisms, backed by a survival imperative. Your individuated psychology instinctively recognizes this approach as necessary and workable in the long run. Indeed, most people live out the totality of their lives confined to the set of possibilities defined by their Defensive Context strategy. You live out an ordinary human life, try to pass on the best of your strategy to your children, and then you die.
In contrast, the Expansive Context is process oriented rather than position oriented, based on distinctions and Principles, and committed to the evolutionary expansion of consciousness without limit.
Human beings are designed to live in relationship with the world from the Expansive Context.
Trying to compare the Defensive Context with the Expansive Context is like trying to compare the experience of seeing written notes for a children’s song with the experience of hearing a Hindu chant sung by a group of ardent devotees in praise of God. What is the difference between a jail cell and the wild free sky?
Though the spiritual journey may have no end, it does have a definite beginning. It begins in the moment when you are willing to release control of your experience of life and let life itself begin to lead the way. This opening catalyzes a shift of context from the Defensive to the Expansive context.
If you do not consciously understand at the outset that to be involved with an Alchemist or a School Of Alchemy means that you are devoting yourself to the purpose of evolving from the Defensive Context to the Expansive Context, then at some point you will become quite confused, frustrated or anxious. Old habits intended to sustain positionality no longer serve you when your work revolves around the entirely different purpose of sustaining groundlessness.
On the way towards sustained groundlessness, the shift from solid to liquid and back to solid again cycles through many, many times. It helps allay panic to learn that the intense sensations that may arise during disassembly and slipping into the Liquid State are quite normal and do not indicate that anything is wrong or broken. On the contrary, as unexpected as it may seem, the void that begins to appear through the cracks in what you once thought of as ‘the real world’ is none other than reality itself. Soon you may notice that when a brick vanishes from your defensive wall, rather than being terrified of the vulnerability you can immediately locate yourself on the map of alchemical transformation and note, “Ah, yes. The Liquid State again!” You can begin to appreciate the accompanying super-fluidity, freshness of perspective, and lightness of being.
"Consciously surfing a transformational 5-Body Liquid State
is the most blissful experience you can have on this planet - a taste of heaven."
- Clinton Callahan
Growing Up Is Ongoing Evolutionary Process
it can be helpful for you to understand how to grow up to make sense of why it has not happened yet
Adult life awaits you, regardless of how old you are.
Nobody raised in modern culture is attracted to greater responsibility... because we were given outdated thoughtware about what responsibility is.
Modern culture systems of school and work would rather that you stayed as an uninitiated adolescent, uncertain, disempowered, adaptive, and, at most, rebellious. Current systems are designed to defend themselves against rebels.
Until you grow up you are left behind as an uninitiated economic-slave being used as a pawn in someone else's gameworld.
Perhaps it is time for you to grow up?
To 'grow up' means to take back your Center, your connection to Gaia, your Feelings, your Voice, and therefore your Authority, and then to use inner and outer resources that modern culture knows nothing about to create the gameworlds you would love to live in (family, culture, relationships, work, school, etc.).
If you begin a path of growing up, nobody can tell you what to do anymore because you do what you do by your own Choice.
But then there is no one for you (or your Gremlin...) to blame for your life not turning out well, or for it becoming exquisite!
An adult life awaits you.
You won't get there for free.
You get there through growing up.
Growing up demands that you pay full price.
Only an uninitiated person would imagine that we are talking about money here.
'Paying full price' is not about money.
Certainly it will cost you money, because that is the interim currency of the capitalist patriarchal empire. The actual payment for growing up is comfort. It will cost you your peace of mind.
Why are we talking about 'adulthood' and 'growing up' on a website about Liquid States?
Because an authentic Liquid State aims at a valuable purpose: evolution, becoming more conscious... the same purpose as the purpose of the Universe. Change.
If you are having a Liquid State for no purpose then it is likely that your Gremlin is eating your life, in which case we suggest that you explore the Gremlin website for further illuminating EXPERIMENTS to help you get more choice in the matter.
Through an authentic Liquid State actual change happens.
If there is no Liquid State in any of your 5 Bodies, you are just talking, mentally masturbating, eating plastic food, deceiving yourself, bathing in bullshit, living in fantasy land, stalling.
If there is no Liquid State, there can be no change. That should be self-evident.
At the same time, being in a Liquid State does not guarantee change! A Liquid State may also be a Box survival gambit or a Gremlin feeding frenzy.
How can you distinguish between a Gremlin liquid state and an authentic Liquid State? An authentic Liquid State results in behavior change due to increased awareness. A Gremlin liquid state results in a fatter Gremlin.
Why do you need a Liquid State for change? Think of it this way. If you had a handful of gold coins and wanted to use the gold to make a statue of an angel, how would you do it? You could place the coins in a clay pot. Insert the clay pot into a furnace. Turn the furnace to high heat until the gold melts into a liquid. Then pour the liquified gold into an angel mold. The gold cools down and resolidifies all by itself. That does not take very long. When the gold is cool you pop the mold off, and there you have it. Like they say in France, "Voila!" An angel! It is the same gold but now it has a new function. (Function follows form.) Before the authentic Liquid State, the gold was ordinary currency. After the authentic Liquid State, the gold is a sacred artifact, an archetypal doorway.
Something similar happens during authentic adulthood initiatory processes: your Being takes on a new shape which automatically generates new functionality.
Some people ask, "What is the mold for your Being when you enter a Liquid State?" This is a wise question, indeed! The mold for the liquified Being is the 'morphogenetic field' (shape-making field) of the space in which your Liquid State occurs. The shape-making field in Possibility Management work spaces is established by the Bright Principles of the Trainer, Coach, or Mediator.
The Universe interacts with you through the shape of your Being. When your Being takes a new shape, the Universe is forced to conform to it. If you are stuck in certain circumstances, one Possibility is to change the shape of your Being through an authentic initiatory Liquid State. For example, to become differently useful to ECCO (Earth Coincidence Control Office), you can engage in transformational healing and authentic adulthood initiations. To get a new job, to engage a new relationship, to feel more alive, to generate new results, to live in a new country, you can enter emotional healing processes, and transformational authentic adulthood initiations.
Now you can understand our interest in getting you fit to enter and navigate authentic Liquid States as you participate in StartOver.xyz. The distinctions, tools, thoughtmaps and EXPERIMENTS in this website empower you to more effectively enter adulthood, where the High Level Fun begins!
5 BODY LIQUID STATES
Below is your basic thoughtmap for navigating your Liquid States.
What is the first thing you need for navigating once you have a map and compass?
You need an 'X' on the map to show you exactly where you are. This thoughtmap gives you an accurate 'X'.
What do your symptoms mean? Which body is having what kind of Liquid State?
Once you integrate this thoughtmap into your Being you can relax and enjoy the transformational ride.
Your Physical Body includes all your organs, sight, vision, smell, sound, pressure, temperature, muscles, bones, nerves, heart, brain, lungs, joints, skin, and so on. Any of these amazing sensual and processing organs can go into a Liquid State individually or in combination when you are in the process of growing up. We have had people lie on the floor and vomit for three days during a training and since they stayed in the room they Built Matrix and their lives changed for the better.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware that, especially in the case of Physical Body Liquid States, your symptoms could be indicating an actual physical ailment. If you have any doubts about whether a symptom is a serious disease or merely a transformational Liquid State, by all means, please immediately go get your physical body checked out by a qualified physical body doctor. Having some blood tests made or sonograms that reveal everything is fine is far less costly than letting things get serious before taking precautionary actions. Thank you. We need you healthy and well.
Physical Body Liquid State Symptoms can include:
muscle cramps or muscle pains
stiff neck, pulled muscles
swollen or painful joints
tiredness, depleted energy, total exhaustion
sleeplessness, too much energy
ringing in the ears
inexplicable inner pains
physical accidents caused by any of the above symptoms or lack of coordination or lack of endurance
INTELLECTUAL BODY LIQUID STATES
Since birth you have been hammered by your parents, school, the media, and modern culture at large to move into Verbal Reality and only inhabit your Intellectual Body. With the advent of the smart phone, people around the world have been captured, hook, line, and sinker. If you thought Europe was bad, you should visit Asia one day. It is absolutely shocking to witness streets, trains, restaurants, and cafés full of intelligent human beings of all ages, heads bent down, focused shoulder to shoulder on the unending task of poking their fingers at their screens. They are fascinated, especially in the original sense of the word, meaning to bewitch, to enchant, to allure, to curse. Where your attention goes, your energy flows. The trillions of man-hours and woman-hours and adolescent-hours of attention could only be interesting to those identified with voraciously feeding their Intellectual Bodies. If it should ever occur that your identification with your thinking as yourself cracks... if your intellectual framework of reality should wiggle, or fade out, or blur... if somehow the impressions of one or more of your other 4 bodies should suddenly become vivid enough for a few moments to interrupt your thinking... the shock could be devastating.
Intellectual Body Liquid State Symptoms can include:
confusion, disorientation, headache
sudden murderous hatred for anyone who loves you or cares about your well being
plotting insanely vicious strategies for revenge
arranging further isolations, lying, making excuses
loss of credulity even with yourself
thinking others might see you and judge you poorly
irrepressibly comparing yourself to others and finding yourself lacking
mind machine, e.g. time delay, fog, answering a different question than is asked, etc.
forgetfulness verging on dementia and Alzheimer's
disbelief, even in your own existence
grasping after shreds of evidence to justify your positions
frantic endless explanations
not sensing when what you have said has been understood
disregard for timing
inability to listen
repeating your stories without knowing it
rising terror if you are not completely distracted
being unable to speak or contribute your thoughts for fear of exposing yourself
manic singing, whistling, or self-talking
cannot taste your food or remember what you ate
sensuality holds no interest or is too messy or slow, preference for computer sex
craving alcohol or sleeping pills before going to bed
falling asleep with music in your earphones or leaving the TV on
EMOTIONAL BODY LIQUID STATES
Your Emotional Body orients around your heart and yet can affect many other physical body components. Especially mixed emotions can have a powerful and often detrimental effect on the human body. By Unmixing Emotions we discovered sudden inexplicable healing of physical ailments. This is the reason why some of the Possibility Trainers specialized into 'Feelings Practitioners' and now train professional Healing Practitioners or Psychologists how to treat the emotional components of physical ailments. If you are interested in receiving such treatments yourself, or would like to learn these distinctions, tools, thoughtmaps, and processes yourself, please contact the wonderful people at http://feelingspractitioner.com.
Your Energetic Body is a sensitive energetic field very close to and with the same approximate shape as your Physical Body. Your Energetic Body is almost like a subtle Physical Body. Your pragmatic awareness of your Energetic Body changes significantly when you take on energetic practices, for example, using your intention to keep your energetic center on your physical center to become centered, maintaining a bi-directional grounding-cord from your center to the center of Gaia, declaring, cleansing, and holding your personal bubble of space, etc. Through these practices your Energetic Body quickly becomes more resilient and dynamic. Suddenly you know who is trying to get into your space and why. You can sense whose space a meeting is, and what the spaceholder's purposes are, both stated and unstated.
feeling like you have the right to invade other people's space, eat off their plate, use their stuff, drink from their glass, sleep with their boyfriend/girlfriend, read their mail, go through their drawers, wear their clothes, etc.
hypersensitivity to energetic connection or disconnection
hypersensitivity to 'other dimensions'
seeing ghosts, getting messages from the dead, etc.
commitments falling apart, or trying to make them manically clear
ARCHETYPAL BODY LIQUID STATES
Perhaps most confusing, and possibly the most predominant Liquid States are Archetypal Body Liquid States. Perhaps these are so confusing and debilitating because modern culture has so completely cut itself off from the Archetypal Domains. This, of course, does not make the Archetypal Domains go away. It just handicaps the culture and its adherents from living their lives. How silly to deny the Archetypal. Even certain scriptures suggest that 'man' (obviously meaning also 'woman') was made in 'god's image', suggesting that the structure most inherent to the human experience is direct and immediate personal access to Archetypal Domains. If a cultural gameworld cuts itself off from the Archetypal this only forces the culture into being an experiential desert, a clarity pauper, poor in perspective, lacking respect, stupid, superficial, weak, promoting only immature and unfulfilling relationships, with starving participants who are weak and confused about who they are and what they are doing here, easily manipulatable from external 'authority' such as car sales advertisements and uninitiated, grandiose, narcissistic 'Donald Trumpian' political Gremlins. Participants in such a culture would need to be entertained from the outside rather than entertaining themselves through Archetypal Body initiations and shared exploratory journeys.
Archetypal Body Liquid State Symptoms can include:
lack of personal vision
feeling lost about one's role in the Universe
psychotic commitment to one's self preservation, fear of death
An Authentic Liquid State is High Drama, meaning it is transformational, a natural and necessary element of any actual change.
A Gremlin Liquid State is Low Drama, meaning it is a natural but expensive element of unconsciously feeding your Gremlin.
Successfully distinguishing between transformational High Drama and Gremlin Low Drama is the starting point for taking responsibility for making use of your Liquid States as a solution rather than being owned by them as a problem.
In Phase 1 Liquid State EXPERIMENTS you learn to call your Liquid State experiences by name: "This is a transformational Liquid State."
One man was thoroughly identified with his Intellectual Body as an accountant. He entered an Intellectual Body Liquid State when he started learning to consciously feel his feelings. Not knowing what was happening to him, he immediately took himself into the hospital and got a brain scan. What he was regarding as the problem of no longer being able to base his life only on his thinking was actually the solution to his problem of being so numb and out of touch with himself and his friends...
NOTICE LIQUID STATES IN NATURE
Matrix Code LIQUIDST.01
Each day of the year the nature around you, whether you see it or not, demonstrates Liquid States in so many environments, both huge and miniscule. For the next week, each time you detect a Liquid State in nature, practice the new phrase, "Hmmm, that's a Liquid State." In your Beep! Book start a page titled NATURAL LIQUID STATES and describe 10 Liquid States that actually witness, not that you can think up. The point is to be in the presence of the Liquid State with your 5 Bodies and let the process land in you as a map of how a Liquid State goes. Become a researcher into Liquid States for a while. Write down what you notice.
NOTICE LIQUID STATES IN LITERATURE AND FILM
Matrix Code LIQUIDST.02
Read through these books and films and let yourself be startled when the characters are going through Liquid States. Legends and myths are not merely entertaining past-times. Often they are maps for how to negotiate Liquid States. In your Beep! Book title a page LEGENDARY LIQUID STATES and during the next days and weeks describe 10 well-known fictional or non-fiction individual Liquid States, what they were about, what started them, what went liquid and changed, and who the person became afterwards.
INVESTIGATE PEOPLE'S LIQUID STATES
Matrix Code LIQUIDST.03
People are probably going through Liquid States around you far more frequently than you previously imagined. Either you did not notice them before, or you thought they were something else. Some Liquid States begin, evolve, and completely wrap-up in 3 seconds. Some may take 3 years. The length of time a Liquid State takes is not necessarily related to its depth or importance in a person's life. Start using the term 'Liquid State' in your conversations. When you think you see someone else in a Liquid State, dive right in to the subject with enthusiasm. You can say, "I have been learning that there is such a thing as a Liquid State that people can go through. Some Liquid States are authentic and are a natural and necessary part of evolutionary change, growth, and development. Some Liquid States simply feed a person's Gremlin. I want to learn to tell the difference. Is is possible that you are in a Liquid State right now in one of your 5 Bodies? Are you willing to investigate this with me?" Please make notes about what you learn on your journey together.
ENGAGE ORGANIZATIONAL LIQUID STATES
Matrix Code LIQUIDST.04
Every organization is a gameworld, a complex organism that is born, needs various kinds of nutrition to live, produces offspring and waste products, and eventually dies. During its lifetime an organization's structure, purpose, values, rules of engagement, context, distinctions, traditions, and thoughtware can all evolve and change. Every organizational change process has that soft creamy center - like a jelly donut - the Liquid State, the same as an individual. Your talents for identifying and navigating organizational Liquid States can prove to be tremendously useful and important. Developing your talents could even become a doorway to a powerful new career as a Possibilitator or Riftwalker.
To do this EXPERIMENT, first make a list in your Beep! Book of ORGANIZATIONAL LIQUID STATES that you can think of. List 9 of them. For example, the gameworld of the country of Syria has entered a massive Liquid State due to the draught from climate change. As the government failed to support the farmers they banded into revolutionary sects which are still today being manipulated by the renegade states of USA, Israel, etc. for their own ends. Thousands of refugees have abandonned their devastated farms and cities. This is an organizational Liquid State. When a couple has a divorce this is also an organizational Liquid State. When you have a sense of what an organizational Liquid State it, find one and dive into it as a navigator. The languaging distinctions alone are powerful enough that you can begin navigating organizational Liquid States with useful clarity. Again, please make notes about what you try and what you learn.
DOCUMENT YOUR OWN LIQUID STATES
Matrix Code LIQUIDST.05
Title a page near the back of your Beep! BookMY LIQUID STATES. Under that make 3 columns: BODY, EXPERIENCE, CAUSE. You are having an Intellectual Body Liquid State experience now as you do these EXPERIMENTS, so you can describe your sensations easily. Try not to categorize, name, or package the sensations into something known. Simply describe what is happening like a poet describes eating a freshly picked strawberry. From the 5 Body Liquid States thoughtmap above you should rather easily be able to identify which of your 5 BODIES the Liquid State is occurring in. (Please keep in mind that it is possible to have more than one Liquid State at the same time, either in the same body, or in different bodies, for the same evolutionary change, or for multiple evolutionary changes occurring simultaneously.) But possibly you won't immediately know the CAUSE. It can take some practice to detect exactly which belief/story/taboo/meaning/rule/old decision is dissolving at that moment. But if you have clarity that this IS, indeed, a Liquid State, and if you know which body or bodies are involved, and if you stay connected with the Liquid State experience with an open mind, it won't be long before the CAUSE of the Liquid State comes suddenly into focus. Please write this down. You are building a pattern foundation for effectively shifting into Phase 2 of Liquid State practice.
Tell the person that this is an experiment you are doing to Build Matrix in the StartOver.xyz game. (Be sure to record your Matrix Points there.)
Describe to them what your Solid State was before the Liquid State happened, for example, your belief, your story, your rule, your assumption, your position...
Also tell them your payoff for holding onto your Solid State position for so long.
Tell them the catalyst that initialized your Liquid State, what question or realization or incident began your disassembly, your current groundlessness.
Describe to them which of your 5 Bodies are experiencing the Liquid State, and what your symptoms are in each body.
Tell them what you guess might be the outcome of your Liquid State, in terms of what you suspect might be changing in you for the better. You may not know, of course. This is only a guess. It is like watching a mango and noticing what is changing so as to estimate when a mango has become ripe enough to eat.
Tell them you will let them know as the Liquid State comes to an end and things start becoming more solid again in your Being's new form.
Tell them, "Thank you for listening to me." (NOTE: Now that you listener has experienced that it is possible to have a conversation where one person shares about a Liquid State they are in while the other person respectfully listens, they may want you to do the same thing for them. The clear exchange without rescuing, pity, or shame can be remarkably refreshing and healing.)
Experiments in Phase 2 Liquid States
Phase 2 of Liquid States is when you enter your Liquid State experiences with enthusiasm, as a celebration of success,
as if they are an amusement park, a roller coaster ride, a fun-park horror ride, a house-of-mirrors... startling, confusing, scary perhaps, but not actually devastating.
In Phase 2 of Liquid States you differentiate the sensations of being solid or liquid.
Being solidly identified starts feeling more heavy and rigid, more defended and positional.
Being liquidly disidentified starts feeling lighter and more agile, more available for nonlinear possibility.
In Phase 2 Liquid States you feel more comfortable with the notion that human beings are designed to fly.