How to Learn Assimilation

Assimilation is an ancient skill that allows you to experience things in the Universe as they experience themselves. Practicing assimilation is a fast and fun way to expand your awareness and knowledge of the things around you. Assimilation can be used to experience many different types of things.

When learning assimilation it is often easiest to begin practicing with people. Begin by visualizing a friend. Imagine that are standing in front of you. What do they look like? What are they wearing? How tall are they? Once you can imagine them standing in front of you, (Don’t worry if your visualization isn’t perfect!) imagine that you ARE your friend. You are wearing their clothes and seeing things from their point of view. Pay close attention to how it feels to be them.

After you physically ‘become’ your friend, imagine how they feel emotionally. Are they happy or sad? Confident or insecure? Energetic or lethargic? Continue to pay attention to how you are feeling and what information you are getting as you assimilate them.

Try to practice assimilation with friends, family and strangers. To get the best results, remain open-minded and non-judgemental. Having expectations about who people are and what they are feeling will cause you to miss out on a lot of information.

Assimilation is not just for people. It can be practiced with everything. Practice assimilation with a pet. How does it feel to view the world from low to the ground like a cat or from the sky like a bird? How do these animals think? Remember, that animals think differently from people. They do not speak with words in their head like we do, so assimilating animals may feel alien at first.

Next move on to inanimate objects. For example, assimilate the chair you are sitting in as you read this. How does the chair feel? Remember that chairs don’t have nerve cells or receptors to recognize touch, but how does the structure of the chair change to accommodate your weight?

With consistent practice, you will be amazed by the amount of information you receive from the world around you. Your awareness of the subtleties will be extraordinary.

September 5, 2011

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