There are these magnets, noticing magnets. For example, there is a thing called charge, emotional charge. You notice things that have more emotional charge for you. The things you don't have charge for, you don't notice at all. You can develop an ability to notice your noticing to the point that it becomes charge neutral. If you can be charge neutral with your noticing, you gain access to doorways that were previously unnoticeable. You gain notice to options, choices, dimensions of spaces, qualities of spaces, which you could not access before because they did not have enough charge, or had too much charge for you to notice them.
Purposes of Noticing.
Noticing is first used for survival. Noticing for Living is very different than noticing for survival. It is a broad band multidimensional noticing. It has a different purpose.
Noticing in Spaces.
Every space has a protocol, this is so important, it is mostly ignored that every space has a protocol. Protocol is the way, essentially the Rules of Engagement of a space. It is a magical power to be able to develop sensitivity to noticing the protocol of spaces because then you can slide into really precious conversations with people where the protocol of the conversation space has this respect for certain qualities of listening, questions, enquiry, where you journey together in the space. If you are blundering through the protocols of a space, the space has to protect itself from you. If you can have the respectful noticing of the protocol of spaces, if you develop that, then spaces do not have to protect themselves from you, in fact they welcome you. Precious archetypal spaces are hungry to collaborate with participants who notice the protocols of the spaces.
When I started figuring this out, I was in a spiritual school and there were these protocols of spaces and I was blundering through. I was in a ceremony in India with these guys and my teacher, Lee Losowick, was inviting the guys to participate in the ritual and he did not pick me until the very end of the ceremony because he was embarrassed because the ritual was almost over. I was still unpicked and so he picked me and after all of that I walk in and they hand me this ghee and I pour the ghee over the thing in the wrong direction. I went counter clockwise, and he had to stop me and indicate that I did not notice that every other person was pouring clockwise, and this is how I was brought in to noticing the protocol of spaces. So there is this wake up call of shattering these sacred spaces or the possibility of sacred spaces by not noticing the protocol of the space. On the other hand when you do start noticing and slipping into the kinds of protocols of the space, where do yo put your attention, where do you not put your attention, how do you breathe, stand, connect, or not connect, what is your intention, what is your purpose, what is your quality of relationship between you and other people, and how are you working together, or not working together, or who has status, and where is your status in the space, what's too loud and what's too soft and how to dress how to drink your tea, how to pass things to another person, do you serve people, do you wait to be served, how loud can you speak, what kinds of things can you speak about, what vocabulary is wanted and needed that nurtures the space, what vocabulary destroys or contaminates the space, all these things are all protocols of space. When you start noticing that, spaces welcome you in in an entirely different way.
Another thing to notice in spaces is the presiding deity of the spaces. This is sort of the founder of the protocol of the space, the guardian, and you can greet and come into alignment with the presiding deity of the space, and all of a sudden you have a power that other people don't have because they are not connected to the presiding deity of the space.
Noticing Ways Out of Spaces
Noticing will also give you information about getting out of spaces. You need to develop a sensitivity to "hell, no, this is not a space for me. Somethings going to happen that I don't want to participate in, this space has a purpose that don't want to belong to. There are all these characteristics of spaces, and if you are sensitive to the protocol of space then you find out "get me out" and you just move, you can leave.
This adds into how can you be invisible in a space. How can you move through and participate collaboratively, how do. you move and participate invisibly in a space so that you can not disturb the Wah, Wah is a Chinese word for he energy, the normal quality of a space.
In a way it's like scanning, but you use scanning to notice potential. To see potential you have to notice what is not there. Potential is something that is possible to be there but is not there. In order to create possibility you have to be able to see the invisible and do the impossible. Notice and document potential. So often we assume that because potential isn't potentialized, brought into reality, that it is not possible for that to be there yet. So we basically ignore potential, we've been trained to ignore potential. But a Possibilitator needs to train in a different way, to train to notice potential so that we have the possibility of calling it forth, by giving birth to it or removing the blocks to it or empowering it or giving it new distinctions so it can unfold, or accompanying it through the unfolding process, like handling the emotionality that it comes up around bringing potential to life. But we have to be able to notice the potential first. Notice the matrix, what can the matrix hold in terms of enlivening potential or in terms of the speaking or listening that could come out.
I like to speak into the maximum amount of listening possible and work with the maximum amount of potential possible so I often leave people behind in a talk because I speak to the highest potential or the highest quality of listening. The reason I do that is because I am interested in the recording, so I am actually speaking for the people who are not there, the ones who could possibly make use of this, and I will leave people behind in the audience. There are other people who speak to the lowest listening; they go very slow, baby steps, and then you don't lose any body, you don't leave any body behind, but then the geniuses are bored. Where is the stuff for building the genius wizard sorceress department? This is my interest in that.
Notice how far we can go in this journey, who can hang on for the ride. And if you're losing everybody there won't be any listening.
How do you notice the maximum listening that is possible?
Every single phrase, every sentence, every distinction, lands in a space and in people's matrix in a certain way. Notice how it lands in the space. By noticing how it lands, you know to what degree it is heard. It builds out a listening for the next things and builds out a listening for the next thing.
You can notice interest and excitement or , notice people noticing that you are doing Discovery Speaking. Notice if you skip over something, if you start talking about something where there is no segue. Unless you take the people with you there is no value in that.
Notice for continuity. Directionality. Notice for the tingling in the air. How does it splash? The space is like jello; it has certain density and qualities, what's spoken impacts the space with the vibrations. Does it bounce off or getting sucked in? Does it make ripples? Splash up and out of the space? These all have to do with qualities of listening. What can the space hold. Notice how it ripples. One guy can get a distinction and the guy right next to him doesn't get it. maybe they say something like, "don't you get it? It's the quality of the green" and the person says "AH!" If you land Distinctions faster than the speed that distinctions can land in a space, then the thing crashes. You have to stay within the speed limit of the medium that you are in, that's the quality of the listening.