David Jernigan pointed out in our AT class tonight, I did have the collective knowledge of all the previous times I have directed my thinking and been guided by various teachers at my disposal. I am certain these past experiences did come to bear positively on these steps.
Later in the evening, I woke again. When I got out of bed, I paused, but this time I began thinking about what did that feel like when I woke the last time. Seasoned Alexandrians will notice that I was attempting to feel my way back into a freedom of use rather than, use the means whereby the earlier freedom had been obtained. What happened to my thinking? Noticing this I smiled, but the urgency of what had awakened me took precedence and I moved on. Two different but vivid illustrations of the power of direction and how easy it was for me to forget to direct and attempt to access the feelings of the previous freedom.
* Negative or Inhibitory Directions were put forth by Missy Vineyard and I have listened to two podcast by Robert Rickover on this subject. My experiments with them are yielding positive results. More on this in a later post.