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#1165 From: "PJ Gaenir"
Date: Thu Nov 7, 2002 7:34 pm
Subject: Things I've Noticed: Familiar Target Elements dennanm
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One goal I've had, but am just finally starting towards, is getting
as many `different' types of target (e.g., EXPERIENCE) under my belt,
so that gradually, repeating target elements might start to become
more familiar to me.
This has worked a little opposite of how I intended and in a rather
I guess the first thing to notice is that in a rather twisted sense,
it actually HAS worked. Targets I have gotten quite a few versions
of over time -- bridges, for example -- well I do seem to be
operating a little differently now as a result of that.
(1) I tend to get many OTHER more detailed aspects of bridges than I
got before, which sometimes take precedence in my head so I hardly if
at all notice the bridge! Obviously this isn't helping in the current
picture, but maybe it is, in the big one (like the long term).
Initially when getting a bridge I'd be happy to get spanning and
secure or long and flat. Now I notice I get more about the design of
the bridge and the environment its in. I assume this is a little
like becoming more familiar with anything in daily life. I also
assume that with more practice this will even out, and be a better
(2) I tend to better recognize, psychically, the bridge-like elements
or concepts in every OTHER target! If there is any possible sense of
spanning, bridging, and even certain patterns I've come across (such
as grids), I am often more likely to pick up on them than I used to
be -- this could be having a tiny bit more practice, but I correlate
it to having practice on bridges which share those elements. Problem
#1 above tends to make me LESS likely to specifically name
something a bridge,
#2 makes me MORE likely to name something a
bridge that is NOT.
Both of which result in an increase in 'distrust of my own data' to
some degree (an issue I am dealing with at the moment, and perhaps
always will, who knows). If I feel like it's probably a bridge, I
assume it must be AOL because I feel like EVERYTHING is a bridge!
For now, in a way, I think the above two effects might have decreased
my seeming end-result session-wise. But I am assuming that over
time, if I can get a lot of experience with a lot of other things, so
they will have their own feel, it will all start working together,
and to my advantage.
I can hope. :-)