The New Logo Explained

Gone is the creepy “eye in a hand” logo, replaced instead with a creepy “eye in a triangle” logo. 😀

The eye is there because I like my Illuminati shit and general weirdness. The broken triangle however is specific. The triangle is the strongest geometric shape, and thus compels you to develop the most robust reality model possible. Your reality model must both align with what is, and also allow for personal power over what is.

The break in the triangle is to remind you that, however robust your model of reality, it is still only a model and is never complete. Your refinement and development of your model is never done. And however close your model gets to describing “the real thing”, it is probably still a million miles away. You can never experience “the real thing”, and “the real thing” might not even exist: you can only ever experience your model. So make it a good one!

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15 Responses

  1. Vick says:

    I am struggling a little with changing the model to my liking.
    Can you write a post about eliminating limited beliefs and creating more helpful ones?
    Being aware of them doesnt seem to make much of a difference.

    • Illuminatus says:

      “Eliminating limiting beliefs” is something I’ve heard thrown around the self-help industry for quite some time, but I don’t think it’s quite right. When you change model, it’s not like some little piece of it is patched; because everything is connected, the WHOLE THING changes. I think the “fixing this little bit of my life” idea is very left-brained — it’s the “everything is made up of parts” model. It’s a software analogy. People love computer analogies because computers are a direct product of the left brain — they ARE a left brain (albeit very, VERY fast). But think, instead of “patching” one part of your program, a completely new one is installed every time change happens.

      Don’t worry, I will be writing a LOT about changing model soon — better known as METAPROGRAMMING. It is a key theme of this site and I have LOTS to talk about.

      • Vick says:

        Yeah I meant changing completely. Like move from living a fear based existence to a more fun one.
        Also I read Steve Pavlina’s blog (pretty sure you mentioned him), and he mentioned switching belief systems just to see how they are.
        He switched religions, reality models to a completely subjective reality, turned vegan etc.. seems like a lot of fun. (not the vegan part).
        I also remember reading the 8 circuits book and the author also mentioned completely changing himself to check things out.

        I hope its coming in the near future, cant wait!

        • Vick says:

          Just curious, did you read any of Jed mckenna’s books?

        • Illuminatus says:

          You should definitely read this:
          And its follow-up:

          The method described there changed a LOT for me.

        • Illuminatus says:

          P.S. This article by Steve is a bona fide way of changing model:

          Steve is a master metaprogrammer. What he’s describing there is the standard method for metaprogramming.

          The core component of this is belief. If you believe it works, it works. If you don’t fully believe it, the first step is to entertain the idea that you can come to believe it. So start thinking about a reality where your beliefs directly influence your reality. That will start to come true, and the evidence will mount that it is true. The more evidence that arrives, the more you believe, and the more you can do.

          Metaprogramming is essentially visualizing a new reality then waiting for the evidence to arrive that the change is happening. When the evidence arrives, this consolidates the new reality in your unconscious.

          So start off by asking for evidence that all of this is possible, then when that proves true you can start intentionally shaping your beliefs and each time they come true your ability to alter your beliefs will become stronger and stronger. It’s a good example of a positive feedback loop (these loops govern human experience, and it will be one of my Principles written up soon).

  2. Vick says:

    Oh man I read Steve’s post like 4-5 time to date.
    I never really got it, tried it for a while and then somehow forgot about it.

    Now something clicked, I noticed how my default vibe got a little worse in the past few months (moved to another country, no friends etc…)
    I keep falling into a depressed vibe, like I’ll sit with horrible posture, have a miserable expression and just a terrible feeling.
    Only when I notice it I can somewhat snap out of it but it keeps coming back.

    I also have tension between the nose and the lips most of the time and it feels like I’m making a miserable face even though I relax the area and when I look in the mirror it looks normal.
    When I lift the lip up and make a face there are tremors like with TRE. Weird stuff..

    Thanks for sharing that post again and explaining it. I will put notes on the screen as a reminder and have alerts on the phone every hour to make sure I dont “forget” about it again.

    • Vick says:

      BTW I also tried your exercise and I have a few irrational beliefs around people.
      I feel like someone is always looking at me. -No one is…
      For some reason I believe if I hold eye contact I will HAVE to talk with the person. -Complete BS
      If I look at a woman she will think I a creep and scoff(make a face?).- Where did it even come from?

      • Illuminatus says:

        If you have the feeling of being watched even while completely on your own, e.g. in your house with no one else there, then that is a symptom of schizophrenia. Iain McGilchrist, in The Master and His Emissary, posits that it’s caused by a disconnect between the brain hemispheres, with the left hemisphere perceiving the right hemisphere as a kind of cruel overlord or stranger always watching it. The book has pictures drawn by schizophrenics and they always feature an eye, watching them.

        If you are just sensing being watched while out the house and there ARE other people around, then I don’t believe that is actually irrational. Some people have a heightened sense of being looked at, and feel predated. Rupert Sheldrake believes that it’s a sixth sense evolved from predator-prey relations. Watch his YouTube videos.

        I personally have that feeling of being looked at, and it used to cause me a lot of anxiety. The main reasons it doesn’t any more are 1) I know about it and can therefore kind of disconnect from it, “Oh, it’s just that feeling of being watched, I can ignore it,” but mainly 2) I built the social skills and confidence required to deal with any situation that might arise from that. So actually sit down and spend some time extrapolating all those situations to their possible outcomes, and make a plan for each contingency. Also, use past experience to determine the likelihood of each. Unless you live in a really bad area, for example, you are unlikely to be mugged or attacked. Learn some dirty streetfighting moves for peace of mind. For situations where you are asked for money by a stranger, plan simply saying “Sorry, no” or ignoring them completely and not even making eye contact with them. You can make a kind of self-contained bubble where you just go about your business and don’t worry about this stuff.

        Regarding women, you will just have to work on your confidence till you can look at them and smile, relaxed and confident, and 95% of the time they will feel attraction for that because it shows inner stability. If you’re not in the mood, just don’t look at them at all.

        So this is largely about having plans for each contingency, to set those obsessive thoughts at rest.

  3. Vick says:

    Its the second one.
    I dont feel threatened, and usually when I look other people in the eye they look away or down. I go to the gym have a good posture and an intimidating face.
    It just feels weird, I feel like I have to “look cool” or whatever, I KNOW its dumb but the feeling is still there. I guess ill have to learn to ignore it.
    I find myself having to refocus on my breath alot and relax various muscles in my body.
    I guess its because I’m in a new environment (Canada) and English isnt my first language and I’m not confident about talking to people.
    Which I know is irrational because most people are very polite and understanding.

    I will work on changing my vibe, it’s pretty bad. Feels like a mix of depressed, bitter, tired, not friendly and open, tense, self concious…

    Really appreciate your help here, I also learned a lot from your forum posts πŸ™‚

    • Vick says:

      I keep forget something in my replies.
      That sixth sense is very real. Back in Israel when I was riding my motorcycle and sometimes staring intensely at girls’ asses they looked back quickly and right at me. I was baffled.. It happened A LOT. I actually watched that video back in Israel and it made a lot of sense.
      Since then I dont stare at people from behind πŸ™‚

  4. Vick says:

    Also I was never fully comfortable around strangers.
    It just became much worse and feels like its my default state now.

  5. Vick says:

    Got some improvement today.
    While meditating I noticed the when the internal chatter starts, the energy in my body rises up into my head, and when I push it down I feel energy waves washing my body and relaxation.

    So today I was walking and trying to stay present, when I felt nervous or uncomfortable I pushed the energy down from my head and and through the body.
    This really helped me stay present and washed away any nervousness, I actually started to feel great and full of energy, something that only happened during meditation in the past few months.

    Hope this helps anyone in a similar sutiation

    • Illuminatus says:

      Hi Vick,

      It’s good you’re playing with energy and experimenting with it. Simply recognizing these internal events, seeing/feeling energy, and knowing these things can be done, is the gateway to vast abilities of self-control and balance. Having played with the “push down” method a lot in the past, however, I know now that while it does “free up your head” temporarily and allow you to think more clearly by avoiding immediate emotional overwhelm, there is a cost in that that energy stays “pushed down” and bunches up and remains as stress (which then must be released later via a sitting meditation, usually).

      The goal is to be able to have that energy rise up as it wants to and have it dissipate of its own accord while “you” are retained in the role of passive observer. If you can keep a piece of yourself above the events of the body, then the body can look after itself — energy can move freely and dissipate of its own accord — without you losing yourself to it and having it become disturbing thoughts and feelings. That’s one of the skills that comes from long-term practising of being a detached observer.

      I’m going to write a post very soon called “Neocortex Meditation” which describes how I practise this detached observation in a very specific way. Watch out for it. πŸ™‚

      • Vick says:

        It seems hard to be a detached observer all the time.
        Its like there a delay for me. Like I get lost in thoughts or say something with a bad vibe and shitty tone and then *SNAP* I’m like “WTF was that”.

        Cant wait to read your post about it πŸ™‚

        I’ll try to stay “in the body” for now, without much pushing down

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