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Saturday, August 28, 2010

3 Types of Speech

3 Types of speech for general use. The first is Informative, where you are conveying information. The second is Directive where you are trying to instigate action. The third is Transitive (not to be confused with the linguistic concept of transitivity) and is spoken to induce a state of consciousness.

There are three kinds of speech for general use.
Show examples of all three kinds.

We could say that all types of communication fall into these three categories. The last one is the most challenging to detect unless you are good at being your own witness and notice the fluctuations of consciousness in real time. For instance if you see a sign, let's say a billboard. This billboard has a picture, it's designed for men. This picture is of a woman with long black hair and deep wide eyes and she is lying across the length of the billboard wearing nothing to speak of except a very small, and almost unnoticeable bikini. It's wine red and not much bigger than her hands, and you can see rather vividly just next to her is a bottle of vodka.

Now the idea of the sign, is to put you into a state of consciousness, it is not a simple association. It is not trying to associate all almost naked women, at least as almost naked as the community will allow on a billboard overlooking the street. The naked woman, we'll call her, the one with the long black hair and wine red bikini, is there to invoke a response. It is good to notice in your imagination whether she is smiling or what affect she has, and also if there is any story about her that has come to mind via the power of the imagination. The dark haired woman will of course invoke a certain response, and this sexual response will put you into a state of consciousness in which the desire to drink will be aroused also, or one may notice that a sexual response of your mind makes you more prone to suggestion. It is not Vodka equals women, it is desire mind, what to desire? What increases the feeling of desire?

So in TriYoga part of the art and science is to speak the flows with the directive, telling you the breath and where we are flowing. This is mixed with the informative as to what details of alignment can be incorporated, and this is done with a voice that is designed to keep you in a calm meditative state where you maintain the flow of breath. Notice that is not a barrage of alignments, where it is difficult to breathe, or having the teacher yell encouragement over the music which tends to make it a competitive emotional activity.

It is simple, calming, and focused.

The emotional element of speech is a very powerful part of the state of consciousness. The other aspect is the ability to draw upon the senses, and the pacing. If an explanation is very quick then the ideas, the real mental vibrations have difficulty in penetrating, provided that the speaker has real connection to them. This also applies to the use of Sound Form, and Name Form types of speech. Mantra and music enter into the mix as well. The state of consciousness is lowered very easily by the use of fuck, or fucking, or using stupid gibberish. The power to direct and impact thought also has a reverse application in that various forms of speech are more reflective of the state of consciousness of the speaker. This is better understood as forms of discourse. It is easy to see talk shows as based on indulging in emotions, capturing a Jerry Springer moment, is a lucrative art. With religious groups it is often telling you what it means to belong to the tribe and who to hate. "You can't be a christian and vote for ...."

The purpose of course is to have a feel for how things effect consciousness and to always come from the highest or deeper parts of the being. I often notice myself consciously formulating what I am saying in real time to match the goal, of whether I am trying to be directive, informative, or convey some state. This also works to stop speech. When one has the experience of connection, one can sense through Receptivity whether someone has the realization, with the small r, of some idea, or whether they would not be able to understand without experiencing, or without work to lay a foundation. Often a question is not about what you know or think, because it cannot always be conveyed.

For example having a math person explain some specialized aspect of mathematics might go well over my head, however I can also feel where the consciousness is coming from and enter into a kind of mental world. That shift of consciousness doesn't necessarily enable to me to grasp the mathematics, but it does give the transitive effect, you are, as the Free Dictionary would say, Late Latin trnsitvus, passing over. If you have this experience then you will begin to understand the real connection to idea as opposed to knowing what the word means, or the mental formulation of the idea alone.


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