I’m not sure what “Cause and Effect” (capitalized) is in the context of spiritual strategies, but what I mentioned above was not a spiritual strategy in any way whatsoever.
Hmm… … as ‘external reality’ is automatically created by ‘me’ then it makes sense that ‘my’ state of ‘being’ would indeed cause a different ‘external reality’ to manifest.
For example, walking in the park late at night, a person being fearful may experience a scary, dark, ominous place filled with threats that they can’t wait to get out of. While a person enjoying themselves may experience a leisurely stroll in the moonlit night, enjoying the illumination of the moonlight on the trees and the pathway. They are ultimately both walking through the same actuality, but the ‘reality’ they experience is very different.
However this ‘reality’ is illusory at best and delusory at worst, and has nothing to do with the things that are actually happening.
So the question is, what are some of the “few things” that you “want really really badly”? If they are things or accomplishments in the spiritual realm then obviously you can’t pursue actualism while pursuing those as they are incompatible. But if they are things in the world of people, places, and things, then perhaps you could make the choice to pursue them using strategies compatible with actualism?
I know of another body of techniques and experiential goals that address emotional damage… … it starts with an A and rhymes with Bactualism.
Can you give an example of one that doesn’t?
This is a bit of specious reasoning. It’s like saying that something is preventing me from wanting to drive… namely that I don’t know how to drive well and haven’t driven much so I can’t make a rational decision on choosing to drive.
The point being that you don’t need to choose to permanently go into the actual world right away, just like you don’t need to get into the seat of a racecar and start racing right away. Baby steps. The starting point is allowing the possibility that it may be sensible to feel good, to enjoy and appreciate this moment of being alive, as opposed to not feeling good / not enjoying and appreciating this moment of being alive. Then you set out to feel good more and more consistently, employing the techniques that have proven to be effective within actualism (see flowchart).
In parallel with doing all this, you can become more aware of and receptive to pure intent, and gain familiarity and experience with loosening the controls a bit, particularly in moments of having fun with what you’re doing anyway, and this can lead to EEs. Then you could develop a knack for allowing EEs to happen (in my experience it’s easier to have EEs happen than PCEs).
Once you get the knack of that somewhat then you will be in a better position to see how to go about allowing PCEs to happen – though you don’t have to wait until you get good at EEs to try it (it’s not a linear thing), it will make it likely more successful.
And then you can keep doing all this until you have sufficient PCEs to see whether the actual world is somewhere you do want to reside permanently. All the while you will of course be living your life, enjoying the fruits of living relatively happily and relatively harmlessly.
But if you never go down the path in the first place because you aren’t already a master expert at having PCEs… … then you never will get the knack of it and never will know if the actual world is something for you.
Hmm… if that is so, then, I am curious, what if you re-read this entire thread while accessing pure intent as much as possible? What comes up for you when you do that?