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Sequence and Pace of a CRV Session

Question:

My subconscious is probably really ticked off at how long I take to follow the CRV protocol and do a session. In the first few minutes --generally before I finish describing the first ideogram, I might get several almost PSI-quality perceptions which I immediately stick in the "stray cat" column.

Answer:

Doing well so far. The problem is, though, that you are probably going so slow that your subconscious says, like the vulture sitting on a tree, "Wait, Hell! I'm gonna go kill somethin'". One thing you might want to do is to speed up the IAB sequence so you finish the first ideogram + A + B (or the sets of A&B if it is a compound or complex ideogram) within a minute or so. This usually gets you so busy that you don't have as much time for your mind to start making stray cats or jumping ahead.

Most people, when they try to speed up the IAB sequence, try to speed up the ideogram, and then fall back into a plodding pace for the A and B. There's a better way: cues. Take the coordinates and (if you're not used to doing an ideogram immediately), cue yourself with "Ideogram?" As soon as the ideogram is finished, cue yourself immediately with "A?" As soon as your hand goes over to write the A, cue yourself with "Motion?". When you have described the motion of the ideogram, immediately cue yourself with "Feel?" When you have described the feel, don't let yourself dawdle on the ideogram, feeling for more. Immediately cue yourself with, "B: That's my ideogram for....". In other words, be your own monitor. One of the monitor's jobs is to push, push, push the viewer through the IAB sequence. You can easily do it yourself, too.

>After a few ideograms, I go ahead and declare an AI and keep going,

Whoa!!! What happened to Stage 2? The proper sequence is to do Stage 1 until you get the major gestalts, then cue yourself to begin describing sensories. As you get well into the sensories, dimensionals will begin appearing on their own. Once you have dimensional contact with the site, you begin looking for the AI - that point at which you stop describing and start relating to the site in some way. That's when you declare the AI and can start Stage 3 work.

>.... but the information stream has slowed by this time.

No kidding. The best way is to work at the speed your subconscious mind wants to, rather than allowing the conscious mind to try to govern everything by studying the ideogram, studying the motion, studying the feeling over and over again, and then purposely plodding into a few descriptors (which I would imagine, if you study your process, you would find that the conscious mind is performing quality checks on every perception coming in, editing out a bunch of them, seeing if they make sense, etc. etc. etc.)

Important fact about CRV:

*****You should keep your conscious mind on the structure, not on the content.*****

Your only job as a CRVer is to get a perception and write it down. The subconscious mind's only job is to provide the perceptions. The conscious mind's only job is to make sure you write it down in the right place. Anything you're doing aside from that, you're doing wrong.

>........Is there any way to pick up the pace of the conscious transcription so I don't abuse the subconscious enthusiasm so much???

There are several ways to do that, once the process has slowed down.

1. One is to take a break (and remember the first rule of taking a break: "Take a break!")

2. Another is to go back and take the coordinates again. This will allow you to get a fresh running start over work you have already done, so your conscious mind doesn't feel the need to plod along on it. Once you get a fresh running start, just keep up the pace.

3. Another is to switch to another part of the target, or to another one of the gestalts. This doesn't work as well as 2., but it does give you a fresh start of a kind.

4. Probably the best is to start watching and catch your conscious mind doing its interfering, and then stop and give yourself a good talking to. Your conscious mind's only job is to decide WHERE the incoming stuff should be written on the page. That's all it is supposed to be doing, not doing quality assessments, editing, etc. etc. etc. Once you have chewed yourself out properly, go back to perceiving, or take the coordinates again.

BTW: when you take the coordinates again, you don't have to start the session over again. Just take the coordinates, do an IAB sequence, and then continue the session where you left off. Stage I becomes a tool on your tool belt, that you can carry along and use whenever you need it to kick-start the system again.