2017 May 02 — The Assemblage Point III: Breaking out of the Flatland
As discussed in previous blogs, the assemblage point is an energetic structure within the Luminous Energy Field (LEF) where we decode our supersensory experiences. Moving the assemblage point to each of the four perceptual positions allows us to break out of the flatland perspective on reality and tap into an infinite range of possibilities.
Mastering the art of moving your assemblage point can help you solve problems, transform a challenge into an opportunity, and get in touch with different aspects of yourself — such as your inner child.
I once worked with children in a Head Start program, and at the beginning of the year, before they’d become accustomed to the rules of preschool, I asked them to sketch a house. Their drawings were of the most fantastic structures — houses floating on clouds, entwined in the roots of a tree, or sailing on rivers.
By the end of the year, these boys and girls had learned the rules of ordinary perception, and they believed that a “proper” house consisted of a big square with little square windows and an angular roof, which was topped with a little rectangular chimney that had a curl of smoke coming from it. Even the kids who lived in crowded housing projects drew houses like this because they had learned the perceptual filters of the culture. Unconsciously, they were entering the same cultural trance we’ve all been educated into. They had become citizens of the dull, flat land of ordinary reality.
When our assemblage point locks into place and tunes out the other frequencies of reality, we call it “maturity.” In other words, we no longer see fairies frolicking near the creek or perceive monsters under the bed — instead, we see problems and not opportunities. This is why someone who works in advertising, an industry that demands a high level of creativity, will fill her office or cubicle with wind-up toys and foam-rubber basketballs and hoops, using such playthings to help her get back in touch with the creative child she was instead of the logical, sensible adult she has become.
Once, while we were traveling to an oxbow lake that was fed by the Amazon River, my Laika mentor, don Antonio, explained that I was like that lagoon. I perceived myself to be separate from the great river of life, and I would gather driftwood and flotsam to build dream castles on the shores of my lagoon. He was trying to teach me that I was caught at the level of serpent, attempting to change the world at the most dense and material level, and that this absorbed 95 percent of my energy. When my castles collapsed, I’d haul the driftwood to the other end of the beach and start building all over again, creating a new relationship, a new project, or even a new career, all of which took many months of effort.
Don Antonio would tell me, “I could put my hand at the source of that river and create a ripple that will change the contours of your shoreline downstream. Or if you’ve fallen out of your canoe, that current might wash you ashore and save your life. I could create this powerful wave with just the tiniest amount of my energy.”
Working at the literal level to construct what I thought would be a happy and fulfilling life required enormous amounts of strength and attention. My mentor was trying to tell me that I needed to travel further upstream and, from the perceptual state of eagle, affect the flow of the river that fed my lagoon and caused it to overflow and destroy my castles. The only way to do this was to raise my level of perception.
I eventually realized I had to stop trying to fashion a life with just the right job, personal relationships, and projects, as if there were a simple mathematical equation for happiness. Instead, I learned to operate from a higher perspective and open up to wider definitions of joy and success. Then I discovered the power to create a different story for myself and the world. Only then could I create a new and better dream. Only then could I let go of the stories I kept retelling myself … which were trapping me in a limited existence.
Learn more about the assemblage point in The Four Insights.