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Technical Essay # 68 - FAF 11 Feb 92

.ce Quantum Change

I have recently come to the conclusion that change is more likely to happen as a sudden shift
than as a continuous motion. Specifically I am talking about the change of 1mind in positive
or negative direction.

What is aberrative about a traumatic incident is not just "all the charge" in it. There will be an
exact point in an incident where a person either:

	1. Gets overwhelmed and gives in to some external force
or	2. Shifts to another position that appears to handle the situation better.

In either case, if the shift becomes a fixed solution that the person uses from  then on, then it
is likely to limit his choices in life, and it would be something to take up in a clearing session.

Eddie Mace in Australia made some excellent taped lectures recently where one of the things
he stresses is the importance of addressing the point of overwhelm in incidents.

Shifts in identity have been explored extensively by John Galusha with Idenics procedures.

Any common case phenomena can be described in terms of sudden shifts. You don't ARC
break gradually and smoothly, you are never halfway in the middle of making a postulate.
Either you have it or you don't.

Now, the point here is that if you address the exact shift instead of just the generality of a
condition or an incident, then you can clear something much faster and more effectively. And
you leave the person more at cause, acknowledging that he was indeed the one who
changed his mind into an aberrated state. It didn't "just happen".

More controversial might be the idea that positive changes are also sudden shifts. Our idea of
"running the TA out of a process" before we will consider it done might possibly be distracting
us from observing the deeper mechanics of making changes.

Over the years I have seen people get great gains from thoroughly running a process with a
lot of TA action. But, I've also seen people get a lot of TA without noticing any changes in their
lives. And more startling, I've seen people make major advances in consciousness or major
positive changes in their lives, based on the exchange of just a few words. One well placed
question or remark sometimes has the same effect as dozens of hours in session.

I will go as far as to suggest that any action we do in session is done only to achieve the
outcome of the client changing his mind in the most positive way available. All the theories
and rules and mechanics of clearing would be junior to the purpose of the person achieving
the optimum change for himself.

And, a specific change is something you either do or don't. A big change might consist of
many smaller changes (e.g. a grade consists of many processes), but they would have to be
done one whole change at a time.

I have recently done many unmetered sessions on new clients, and have had more
opportunity than usual to notice what people are actually doing. I have found clear sudden
changes in indicators when people make such positive shifts and cognite on it. And I have
found that if I go directly for the shift I get better and faster results.

This has nothing to do with feeding the pc cognitions or evaluating, which is of little value as
a technique. A cognition is only an indicator of something deeper happening - a shift in
awareness. The faster you can maneuver the client into a position of being able to make such
a shift, and the more and the bigger they are, the more he will gain.

A model of comparable magnitude can be found in quantum mechanics. Sub-atomic
particles have some rather peculiar and surprising properties. For example, electrons can
shift between different locations or different energy levels without going through anything in
between. Sort of like getting from New York to L.A. without actually travelling along the
distance between them.

For practical purposes the universe can be regarded as being based on infinite-valued
gradient scales. However, when we look closely enough all the scales consist of little steps.
The universe is found to be digital and not analog.

Energy seems to be available only in multiples of a smallest possible theoretical unit, called a
quantum. To relate it back to the mind, that might have something to do with what you call an
attention unit.

Now, it could be that there is no continuous smooth gradient to the higher levels that you
might want. You might have to make some quantum jumps from where you are to where you
want to go. If you try to walk there in a smooth way you might find yourself walking in circles.