The art of asking for what You want - Amanda Palmer
Matrix Code for watching this video: YOUTUBEx.40
The idea of having a job is so deeply woven into modern culture's Standard Human Intelligence Thoughtware that to talk about what is really going on may seem blasphemous. Yet here you are... a blasphemer! A heretic! Asking about your profession, your calling, how you are supposed to make enough money to live.
The assumption that you need money to survive can give you cold chills of gut-wrenching fear and self-loathing even before you get out of bed in the morning.
So why are you doing it? (holding the assumption, that is...)
... And Your Job
What do you mean 'go to work'?
If you context yourself in the modern culture gameworld, 'going to work' means being a slave and a pawn in somebody else's gameworld, gameworld that serves shadow principles such as profit. It means trading the hours of your life, hours that you will never get back in exchange for pieces of paper or zero(s) in your bank account and believing that paper or plastic cards have any value.
Being a pawn in somebody else's gameworld is very tasty food for your Gremlin, you can blame, complain, betray, take revenge, etc... and very expansive for your Being who gets put away further and further down in the depth of some abyss where its scream might stop reach you if you ignore it long enough.
What does it mean for you 'going to work'? This is not a rhetorical question.
A Blog Post from Miki Kashtan
It was a Friday afternoon in 1995, and I was going down the elevator in the Charles Schwab (a major financial firm) headquarters building after a day of work as a computer programmer, contracting through a small consulting agency. I was living with my beloved late sister Inbal in an apartment in Oakland, and this gig was part of my overall effort to work as little as possible and keep my consumption as low as possible. I was able to work 2-3 days a week while going to graduate school to study sociology. It was painful to sell myself, which I knew I was doing. In that pain and alienation, there was also satisfaction in imagining that no one in the office would know that I wanted to dismantle their business even while working within it... READ MORE
Experiments To Try...
Reading Experiments gives you different data than doing Experiments.
Thinking about doing Experiment does not change your energetic body, and you do not receive the Matrix Points into your Being.
Thinking instead of doing can be hesitation due to fear. Sometimes the hesitation is intelligent, sometimes not. Can you tell the difference?
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Skip the hesitation this time.
Become A Conscious Zookeeper
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People have Parts. You have Parts. Many different Parts... Many more Parts than you can probably imagine right now. Each Part had a valuable Purpose when it was born during a situation where your survival depended on having that Part. Your Parts are not bad, or wrong, or stupid. But you miss the authentic adulthood initiatory process of bring your Parts together under one roof: your Psychological Parts Zoo. In this case you have Parts about money, work, time, 'responsibility', 'adulthood', and 'authority'. (These words have 'quotes' around them because the meanings we are taught in modern culture are all irresponsible and unconscious. Other meanings are possible. When you learn the new meanings it changes your relationship to the world.) This Experiment is to get together with your Team and spend 20 minutes with each person helping them identify and list in their Beep! Book in a section titled: MY JOB PARTS all their Parts and each Part's Purpose - mostly the Purposes are unconscious Shadow World Survival Purposes. Write them down. As the Revolutionary Juan Santos said,"You cannot change what you cannot face." Become the Zookeeper of and consciously care for your Parts now living in the Economic Creatures section of your Inner Zoo. For the next 7 days, introduce each of your Part Creatures in your Economic Section to one new person. Write and publish an Article about this Experiment and your results.
Get Real About What Is Happening Now In The World
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Gaia Is Ready To Hire You... NOW!
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GAIA IS HIRING is a worldwide movement for living awareness in collaboration with the planet. It’s about creating a new culture based on the common good, liveliness and sustainability, rather than exploitation, profit maximization and infinite growth. A culture in which we human beings see ourselves as part of planet Earth, rather than rulers and owners.
This Experiment is to participate in a GAIA IS HIRING, 2-day or 3-day event. If nothing is listed on their calendar, please write to Patrizia Patz and request that she get an event together for everyone.
Your job is your job. Nobody can do your job for you. Nobody knows how your job goes. And... the Universe conserves Know How but only gives it to the ones who have committed to do something before knowing how to do it.
Afterwards, talk in groups of 3 then in the whole Team about the decisions you are facing right now.
This Experiment is to support each other to actually do the next Big Experiment.
When you're looking to change your career, listen to No Small Jobs and find out how everyone else found their passion.
During the next weeks, talk specifically with five different people from different walks of life and find out whether their path to career happiness was straight or windy; through university or through life experience; fraught or simple. Notice how this helps you discover new careers, or feel reassured that you are involved in the right one.
It might change your life to learn to tell the difference between your Destiny and your Survival Strategy.
You might not know this, but your Destiny is optional. You can choose or not choose your destiny. Look around you... It is pretty obvious that most people these days choose to not live their Destiny, and stay in survival instead.
Your Destiny is your Bright Principles. Each human being serves a set of 3 to 6 Bright Principles.
Bright Principles are facets of raw consciousness that want to be expressed in the physical world.
Raw consciousness cannot act without your mouth, hands, voice and body. It needs you.
You have a particular set of Bright Principles that wants to manifest in the world. That is your Destiny. That could also be your job, if you Choose to accept it. You might have to change your Memetic Construct or your Thoughtware in the process.
You can distill your Destiny in the privacy of your own home following.
This Experiment is to use your Team (Women's Circle, Possibility Team, Research Team, Men's Circle) to Hold Space for you (or perhaps you ALL) to Distill Your Destiny.
Do Not Work For Money - Instead Become Money
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Escape The Next Of Your 8 Prisons
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Escape The Patriarchy
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Bring Your Coolness Factor Into Your Job
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This Experiment is to get together with your Team to find each other's Coolness Factor. List the Coolness Qualities precisely in each one's Beep! Book. After that, the Team works on each person's list to create 3 practical Experiments that they can do to actualize these qualities as real services to offer to other people as an exchange of Value. Then open up the Space where each person has the opportunity to Take A Stand for doing ALL of those Experiments before you meet again in the following week.
Write And PUBLISH One Article For EACH Of The Values Of Your Coolness Factor
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Write and publish one Article every 2 weeks, for a year.
Make A Website Offering The Services Of Your Coolness Factor
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This new website should Turn You ON!
If it turns you on, there will probably be other people who also get turned on. These are your new Clients.
Take A Step That Prepares You To Jack-In To Your Archetypal Lineage
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Do you know how to prepare yourself to jack-in into your Archetypal Lineage so you can deliver your services to your village?
Your Are Already Ready For More Than You Think
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S.P.A.R.K. stands for 'Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge'.
Doing S.P.A.R.K. Experiments Builds Matrix in your Being to responsibly and ecstatically deliver your value.
At the same time, you have already build enough Matrix to be in a Team and to be reading this Experiment, and what this Experiment is telling you that you are already ready for more than your Self-Image allows. Your Team can explain this to you.
This Experiment is to read SPARK179 'You are already ready for more than you think,' out loud together and do all of its Experiments together.
Then the Team helps each person create a few words as a Title or 'Next Culture Job Name' to describe a new Self Image for each person, such as Possibilitator, Edgeworker, Riftwalker, Possibility Coach, Possibility Mediator, Possibility Psychologist, 3 Phase Healer, etc.
Then each person creates or finds a new piece of clothing to wear ongoingly that represents this new Self Image and Title. This thing that you wear is not jewelry. It is your license to practice.
Deliver Your Value So Much and Everywhere Until The Universe Cannot Help But Pay You Back
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Build Your Circle.
Give away your Value into your Circle for no money. This is how you practice with invaluable Real-Time Feedback about what works and what does not work.
When your calendar of appointments with your Clients is longer than your day, then open the chance to exchange value.
Build A Gameworld For Delivering Your Value
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Keep Replacing Yourself In Your Gameworld Positions
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Lighten-Up Your Life So E.C.C.O. Can Move You To Your Next Job
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E.C.C.O. stands for 'Earth Coincidence Control Office'. These are the guys who influence probabilities so that you 'accidentally' end up at the right place at the right time to enter Doorways of amazing opportunity that you could never have arranged for yourself. But E.C.C.O. can't move you without hammering you if you have too much mass, too much debt, too many possessions, too many dogs and cats, too many obligations to your parents, etc. This Experiment is to get together with your Team and list into each one's Beep! Book all the items and agreements that require your time, energy, money, attention, love, etc. Work out ways to decide if you want to decrease the number of your items or change the specifics of your agreements with people or organizations. Then do those things one-after-another as Transformational Matrix-Building Experiments.
Do Not 'DO' Your Job
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"I’m just doing my job."
Did you ever say that before?
Did you ever think these words to yourself about your life before?
When you 'do' your job, what happens to it? Does your job go away, to be replaced by tomorrow’s endless list of tasks?
"I'm just doing my life..."
But what if you were not?
This Experiment is to replace the Memetic Construct you have built up in your mind around 'doing' - such as in: 'doing my job' or 'doing my life' - with an entirely different Memetic Construct.
For the next 7 days, tell 3 different people each day: "I am just _________________ my job" (or 'my life') with one of these substitutes:
taking Radical Responsibility for...
replacing myself in...
making a television series of...
(create your favorite, such as: rewallpapering... having a funeral for... giving away... pulling the rug out from under... disillusioning... recreating... remarketing... renegotiating...
Remember, this is not a complaining session. This is not a victim conversation. There is no cynicism in your voice. This is StartOver time.
After you make your statement, do not destroy the extraordinary Space that it creates. Instead, stay attentively THERE, with whomever you say this to. Take a stroll together in the new territory that just opened up. If you like that Space, figure out some way to 'hammer a stake' into the 'ground' so that you can find your way back there. Create a new Reminding Factor or a new Practice.
This is how to create a powerful exciting moment in what you might usually regard as an ordinary Space. You call in unexpected creation forces that help you go sideways through a Nonlinear possibility Doorway into a new future for yourself and others.
Painting Doorways is a natural set of talents that you can develop. You have the power to ongoingly re-contextualize your job, or your life, or your relationship, or your future, or your church, or...
Nobody can do this for you. Nobody can stop you from doing it.
After this seven days of creating new frameworks for yourself three times each day, please record Matrix Code YOURJOBx.20 at StartOver.xyz. This Experiment is worth 3 Matrix Points.