493. An Electrical Model of the Goal-Construct

Even while the composition of a goal appears deceptively simple, it can only be utilized if its functionality is intuitively understood.

To help this purpose, in the following is an electrical model of a goal.

It should always be kept in mind that a model can never be comprehensive. The paradigm in which a model is drawn may not appeal to every reader, too. If nothing else, however, the process of abstracting a model from observations in life is an extremely useful exercise beyond the creation of the model itself.

Going consciously through the process of abstraction can help to recognize the non-conscious abstractions that are done all the time in daily life.

                  / outer resistance  \
+pole       /                                  -pole
(force of   \  inner resistance  /   (target of
intention)                            intention)

Outer resistance: the natural obstacle(s) to overcome,

one wants to climb a mountain and has to face the altitude, weather, etc.

Inner resistance: the inner obstacles(s)

Example: laziness

If the resistance is too high, the goal can never be achieved.

If the poles are 'confused' by identification, they will lose their spatial orientation and oppostion, thus the potential they would provide becomes blocked.

Note, that two opposite poles always form a capacitor.

We would therefore expand our model to include inner and outer capacitance. (The inner capacitance manifests in mental space, the outer capacitance in the physical Universe or the mental spaces of others).

              /  o.capacitance  \
             / outer resistance  \
+pole       /                         -pole
(force of   \  inner resistance  /   (target of
intention)   \  i.capacitance  /      intention)

In our example of mountain-climbing, an inner capacitance would be the tension or drive of the desire to climb a mountain, the outer capacitance could be the social 'challenge'.

Blocked charge is often called 'mass' because it feels more like a dark thing hanging around. One could see it as 'dead energy' or 'trapped charge'.

This dead energy obstructs the formation and successful completion of new goals by distorting a newly created goal.

It also is a reminder of past, incompleted goals. The Being, wanting to complete things, has a attention that is stuck to the old, unfinished business, having trouble to move on.

As the new goal is being created, and as soon as the constructs starts working, another phenomenon appears.

In the rough analogy of an electrical circuit, this would be equivalent to an inductivity.

The turmoil or turbulance that is created by the inductivity (a coil in electrical terms), may manifest itself as fear, excitement, even rage or anger.

This turmoil of energy can be used to further the development of the goal if it is recognized as such. If not, it can work against the flow of energy that is necessary for the fulfillment  of the goal construct.

The further expanded model looks now like this:

               / o.inductivity \
              /  o.capacitance  \
             / outer resistance  \
+pole                                 -pole
(force of    \  inner resistance /   (target of
intention)    \  i.capacitance  /      intention)
               \ i.inductivity /

In the example, inner inductivity could manifest as the fear of one's own boldness of daring to climb the mountain, the outer inductivity could be formed in the opinions of others ("it's crazy to try climbing this mountain").

All elements are always present in a goal. Their intensity may vary and they may go completely unnoticed.

To successfully employ all parts, the following seems necessary to pursue a goal to its end:

 - the poles MUST be held consciously apart:
   Intention and target MUST never spatially
   collapse in mental space.

 - The flow of energy, determined by the inner
   and outer resistance, must be tuned
   to prevent overwhelming oneself or others
   and to allow a timely completion at the same

 - The 'charge' between the poles must be under
   control to avoid the blocking extremes of
   'burning or blind desire' and 'lack of stamina'
   to complete the goal.

 - The turbulation of energy that results from
   the flow of energy, the inductivity part, should
   not be so great as to raise additional resistance
   from the environment or a distraction from the
   original goal. It should be a great as possible
   without becoming destructive.

 - Old, abandoned and undischarged goals, called
   'masses', should be resolved in order to prevent
   interferences with the current, new goal. This
   resolution can be done by differentiating the
   different parts of the original goal and letting
   it 'discharge' after the fact.

In all of this, it should be remembered that the main purpose of this booklet is to help gaining spiritual freedom.

To emphasize this context, here is a quote from probably the oldest known scripture dealing with the issues at hand:

  From the Spandakaariika - The Theory of Vibration

  Everything arises out of the individual Being
  and so s/he is all things because s/he perceives
  the congruency of him/herself with the awareness
  s/he has of them. [28]

  Therefore there is no state in the thoughts
  of words or their meanings that is not the Highest
  Self (Siva). It is the Enjoyer alone who always
  and everywhere abides as the object of enjoyment.[29]

  Or, constantly attentive, and perceiving the entire
  Universe as Play, s/he who has this awareness is
  undoubtely liberated in this very life.[30]

  This indeed is the arising of that object of
  contemplation in the mind of the contemplator:
  namely, the processor's realization of his/her
  congruency with it via the force of his/her intent.[31]

  This alone is the attainment of the nectar of
  immortality, this indeed is to catch hold of oneself,
  this is the initiation of nirvaa.na which bestows
  the true nature of the Highest Self (Shiva).[32]

  Requested by the Will, the Supreme Will makes the
  Sun and Moon rise and bestows on the Embodied Self,
  while they wake, the objects that are in their


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