Volume 10, Issue 5, page 9

YOU, 70
REREQUISITES for this lesson are all
the preceding lessons and some
ability in all of them: ability to
see and perceive the future to some
extent, the ability to handle emotion, to handle intention and to
change intention, to understand
thought, emotion, and effort, and
how to apply them.

Everybody controls his own future to some extent. Everybody foresees
the future to some extent. You know that
you are going to eat, and you set in motion the preliminary steps toward that
future. You know that you are going to
have various ordinary things happen to
you, that the sun is going to rise tomorrow, and a lot of other stuff like that.
Perhaps 95 percent of your future is more
or less routine, and for this reason you
have come to ignore it.
what most people are actually looking for
in control of the future is the means of avoiding the high spots of unpleasant emotion -- the
"times when I lost", and of setting up the
"times when I was successful':
The question then is not whether you can
see and control any of the future, but how
much of it do you see and control. How much of
it are you apparently effect rather than the
controlling cause?
On the highest level of awareness, the individual continuously and in detail creates
his future as he creates his environment, and
the control of it as he creates it is not very
difficult. But there is a balance. In order to
cause something, you must agree to be the effect
of it also. If you want to control a group of
people, you have to agree to be the effect of
that group; that is, you must be willing to do
whatever is necessary in order to cause that
group of people to do what you want them to
do. It isn't a simple matter of saying, "I'd
like to see the world at peace," without being
ready to do something about peace. Of course,
if you want to be cause for as large a group
of people as the world, you have to be a large
amount of effect also. you have to be crucified
or its equivalent -- perhaps murdered on some
Indian street, as Gandhi was. On smaller things
you don't need to be quite so much effect,
naturally. You can control them with somewhat
less trouble. But you must still be ready to
make things balance.

By now, if you have done the lessons and
learned them well, you should be able to see
fair-sized blocks of the future. Normally you
can see it in a straight-line event scan which
has a lot of holes in it -- that is, you can see
the major high points from day to day. If you
have been doing the dream technique, you should
WARNING -- These lessons in "Advanced Perception" are not to be treated lightly -- or delved
In by the curious for idle or questionable
goals. As the Author cautions. they're dangerous -- and It Is suggested two persons with similar intent work as a team. One of the risks Involved, Mr. Schroeppel warns, Is that some who
successfully develop their advanced perception
"are going to see some things they'd rather not
see". And don't mix with any other technique.
or you may find yourself working at cross-purposes. Which Is no place to find yourself, or
for anyone else to find you -- especially an Incompetent psychologist or psychiatrist. They
^ay get the idea you're as crazy as they are.
pick up the emotionally colored events from
your dreams.

Your perception of the future will vary
directly according, first, to how much you are
willing to see and perceive in the way of emotion, routine, and the actual structure of
life, the routine growing things; and, second,
to how much of it you are trying to control,
because the more desire you have about the
future, the more effort you are making to control it, the less of it you will be able to
see. You will not see those things which would
interfere with the things you are trying to
control. So you will have to strike a balance.
I am told by a number of persons that about 50
percent is the proper balance; You should see
about 50 percent of the future in pretty good
detail, and the other 50 percent should be
more or less random, or random-seeming, which
means that actually you are trying to control
or prevent about 10 or 15 percent of what you
do not see.

It is possible to operate on a completely
random, completely seen future. In this case
you are totally the effect of the environment.
You will eat this way, but the how and the
wherewithal will rather surprise you. This law
of possible s is stated in the Bible in one of
the parables of Jesus when he says, "Consider
the lilies of the field, how they grow; they
toil not, neither do they spin, yet Solomon in
all his glory was not arrayed as one of these."
It is also stated elsewhere when he tells his
disciples to go forth to teach taking only a
robe and no other supplies. It is perfectly
possible to live an absolutely random, uncontrolled future as well. But you will have to
find out where you are before you start walking. If you climb out of a boat and start
walking across the water, you are apt to get
wet unless you have the data on levitation.

But we are considering control of the future and how this is achieved. The future in
terms of a given individual is controried exactly and in detail by his intentions about
it, if he is cause; or, if he is not cause, by
the things he has agreed to be the effect of,
which he has agreed are cause for him. Between
these two, it is always possible to determine
a man's future in great detail. By this same
principle it is possible to set up anybody on
an electropsychometer, whether he claims to
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