Trading Tribe is an
association of local Trading Tribes. Local Tribes meet
periodically. The members support each other in attaining right
livelihood by using the Trading Tribe Process (TTP).
the subconscious mind, limbic system, autonomic nervous system.
Fred runs most of our daily lives, like managing how to speak,
listen, balance on a bicycle, react to a hot stove and have gut
reactions. Fred seeks
guidance from Conscious Mind (CM) as part of the
training process leading to wisdom and ability. When Fred tries to pump feelings to CM and when CM does not
listen to Fred, Fred may arrange dramas to get CMs
attention. Fred controls
subtle interpersonal communications via emotions, such as facial
expressions and body postures. He
uses the emotional channel to enroll others in fulfilling our intentions.
See Under Fred.
and The Fred-ian Model:
The mind comprises Conscious Mind (logic and reason)
and Fred (everything else, including the sub-conscious, the limbic
system, the autonomic system).
Fred Learns: Upon
encountering new situations, Fred does his best to find a fitting gut
response. After the event,
Fred keeps re-playing the experience for CM, seeking
logical guidance and re-programming, so that Fred can, thereafter
marshal an optimal gut response for the new situation.
This is the natural path to developing experience and wisdom.
a sense of purpose that motivates action.
a K-not is a
form that someone is unwilling to experience.
When we judge our feelings
(and tie them up in k-nots, as in "we should k-not feel them")
we interrupt the transmission of feelings from Fred to CM and inhibit
the re-programming process. The
judges are, themselves, feelings that tend to self-protect with other
judges, so some feelings are deeply snarled up in k-nots.
See also: Judgment.
Feelings Pump: Fred,
in an effort to consummate the learning process, turns up the pressure
on the feelings pump. This
may manifest as reveries, nightmares, psycho-physiological symptoms and drama
involving other people all to flag the attention of the Conscious
Fred Network the network of all Freds.
Under Fred is the communication system we use to enroll each
other in drama and in right
livelihood. For example, someone
might use subconscious body posture to announce a desire to become a
victim in a drama, or to realize a grand
enterprise. Under Fred
communicates intentions directly, even without any currently measurable
means. See Magic.
the Faucet: The goal
of TTP is to open the faucet to allow Fred to pump
feelings directly to Conscious Mind. The goal is to
keep the pressure low - so that Fred does not pump
the feelings into the body or to other people to
set up attention-getting drama.
Trading Tribe Process - a process to
support connecting Fred and CM,
resulting in AHAs.
The Trading Tribe Process
is a method in which members trade turns as senders
The receivers encourage the senders to open their faucets, and to
get their feelings to flow. Receiving
is an art; the sender's feelings are typically embedded in k-nots
and the sender typically thinks he does not want to experience
the very feelings that can set him free.
When Fred and CM
communicate, Fred reduces the pressure on the feelings pump and drama
melts away. Absent dramatic
distraction, people align CM and Fred toward sharing their special gifts
with focus and vigor.
an insight, usually accompanying release of tension at the point
where CM connects with Fred during TTP.
and Effect Model an explanation for very simple mechanical
things, like what happens when one pool ball hits another.
We say the cue ball causes the ten ball to move. The Cause and
Effect model does not explain real life situations, like how come the
pool balls, table and player all appear at the same place and in the
same moment of now. See Intentions
the act of creating an alternative and selecting it.
We can choose to be willing to experience our forms.
We can choose to avoid our forms.
Choosing willingness leads to AHAs and right
the Conscious Mind. The
conscious mind is our seat of awareness, the part of your mind you are
using to understand these words, as you read them.
CM also contains our logical process.
If you see a rabbit go behind a tree and not come out the other
side, then CM can figure out that its likely still behind the tree.
it Up See Go For it.
killing off alternatives until only one is left. See Choice.
- Do It Myself - an attempt to execute TTP without
benefit of a Tribe. A Tribe helps to keep the sender on task with
experiencing feelings he traditionally judges and avoids. The DIM
process typically falls off track.
a repeating sequence of forms that someone is
unwilling to experience.
- feelings that associate with a situation.
- ways a tribe motivates a sender to keep sending. Encouragement
comprises emotional messages such as "go for it,"
"good job" and "yes." Intellectual interaction
such as "tell me what you are feeling" tend to pull the sender
out of the process.
the act of accepting a Form.
Experiencing a form converts it from an adversary to an ally,
places it on your emotional control panel, disappears it and dissolves
a set of physical sensations and emotions.
the total set of moves, feelings, thoughts and
emotions that accompany a situation.
a physical motion of part of the body. A form
may contain many moves. One
move might be intense squinting of the eyes. Another move might be
wringing the hands. Another
move might be rocking back and forth.
For It" Tribal encouragement
to locate and experience forms.
- application of TTP to experiencing multiple forms.
Each of the forms is half-a-yoga until it combines, and
disappears into the other half. Half-a-Yoga is an extension of the Polarity
Process application of TTP to dissolving any judgments
standing between the sender and achieving a goal.
Seat position the sender assumes at a
Tribe Meeting. The sender
on the hot seat, by assuming the position indicates willingness to
experience his forms, even if one of his forms is to claim he is
and Result Model - explains real-life situations.
In this model, intentions equal results. You can measure your intentions
by your results. In right
livelihood, results follow intentions very quickly.
a notion that a form or part of a form is wrong.
Judgment prevents experiencing forms.
A judgment may itself exist as a form so we can disappear
judgments by experiencing them.
beyond conscious comprehension.
Someone who intends a result may find people appearing to support
him, although he does not understand their magical appearance.
the evolving moment in which things occur.
The past and the future do not exist, except as concepts in the
Process application of TTP to simultaneously experiencing two
forms. See Half-a-Yoga.
Property Rules (PPR):
1. Every toy in and
around the home has one and only one owner.
2. If you are the
owner, you may do whatever you want with the toy.
3. If you are not the
owner, you may not touch the toy without permission from the owner.
Note: Implementation of PPR
eliminates most of the conflicts between family members.
person who listens to and encourages the sender
to experience his forms.
Model realization that intention
equals result. People
who embrace the responsibility model notice their intentions quickly
manifest as results.
Livelihood living the Responsibility Model, and being willing to
person who is willing to experience his forms during TTP. See receiver.
a location in the body that has properties such as temperature,
texture, size, shape, color, taste, etc.
Tightness in a muscle is a sensation, as is a salty taste on the
tongue, a high-pitched tone in the ear, etc.
an arrangement of objects and people that excite a form.
Snapshot - a process
that accelerates the conversion of intentions into results. A snapshot
is an image with these properties: