Treantea (Access Alternatives)
From Session 50 ~ Friday, May 18, 2007
Treantea is a contradictory method of equalizing expectations in order to be aware of alternate information, providing the best of all possible worlds, in a sense. This exercise is a way to access alternatives to your current internal information so as to allow you to be aware of additional probabilities that would be more fulfilling of your desires.
The following practice is an exciting way to allow you to begin to treantea, but is not the way to continue. It is a “baby steps” way in order for you to get the concept intellectually. We suggest that you do it for a while and then let it go as a practice in order to do it intuitively.
Trust yourself to be allowing your thoughts to enter your mind like poker players showing up for a late night game. There is a table in the center of your mind that is loaded with poker chips and beers. This is a beautiful thought, is it not? You may add whatever assortment of munchies you’d like—we suggest potato chips—but don’t confuse them with the poker chips and eat the wrong ones.
Now allow your thoughts to drift in like the players do when they meet at the table. We suggest there will be one player who is a dominant player, a loud and sassy one who postures quite a bit and who wears a funny hat. This treantea player is the thought that you are beginning with, so to speak. In other words, he is the one you want to take to the bank.
We expect you are laughing now, and this is good! There is no reason to be serious about this wonderful treantea way, it is contradictory to your natures to be so, and that is not a good or bad thing!
Now, we will continue. The player with the funny hat is going to be anteing up quite a few chips. The other players gather and call him on his ante. They are your contradictory thoughts and they are saying, “That’s not the winning hand, mine is!” They are saying that your main thought is not the only one worth considering. There are potentially infinite numbers of hands—or probabilities—worth considering, and some of them will certainly beat the funny hat player’s hand.
So this is how you can consider alternate voices, so to speak, in relation to the glorious probabilities in treantea. And each of them antes up as much as they’d like in order to beautifully put their money where their mouths are, so to speak. They represent things that you are not yet aware of, so you may beautifully give them voice as well. They might say, “Trust us! We represent a beautiful set of probabilities that you may enjoy much more than his. For god’s sake, why would you consider trusting a guy wearing a hat like that?!”
Now, what happens next? Say you find that one of the players has a winning hand. We suggest it is not always going to be the guy in the funny hat. This is the point. Why did you not consider this before? It is perhaps the best, most wonderful thing you might ever have considered, but because you were so distracted by the loud, sassy player attached to the bottom of the hat, you were unable to even see it before.
So, while it doesn’t matter who wins—and this is the point—you are only considering probabilities, we suggest that you are always the winner. We suggest you always take home the pile of chips that has been provided you on the table along with the beers and the other contradictory treantea that has just occurred in order to free you of the loud guy in the hat. Do you understand? You may bring in all the chips and free yourself of the need to invest in any one player or another.
This is the point of treantea. You are the chips. You are the players. You are all of them, you are all of the properly attenuated probabilities, so it is incumbent upon you to allow anything to happen because you will be the one who experiences it and you must not consider it too strongly because it prevents you from being in the now.
So after you have cleared the table, so to speak, you may rest in the room, in order to rest in Rose. This is the point, to rest in your own awareness without giving too much energy to one particularly future outcome or another. We suggest you try this experience for a while and be aware that you will be doing this without the need for the poker table in the future, but this is entirely up to you. We expect you to in any case be the winner of every game!
(see also Treantea Part Two)