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What Does Dennis Mean by the Concept "The Governor"?
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:32:35 am »
Why did Dennis use the word "governor" to describe the purpose of RI?  I've been trying to ignore that word.

To me RI satiates the mind's need for importances by consciously giving it more mass until the mind goes quiet, and then the timebreaking can well begin, whether at the beginning of a session or during a session.

My view is the mind hates a vacuum, so at the end of the session I also do RI until the mind is satiated ("no more change").

Coming from a scientology background I prefer to call it "running havingness", or a havingness process, and I know Dennis studiously avoided using scientology terms.

The best analogy I can think of is a mouse having a feeding device that is filled with pellets, and the mouse presses the lever and gets the pellet until it is satiated.

The governor implies restriction, and I think of RI as feeding the mind.

RI governs (i.e., restricts) the mind's will nilly creation of importances, and propensity to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

I think, in that context, I am coming to a better understanding of why he used the word "governor"; whereas I tend to think of it as a "satiator" - it satiates the mind's need for importances: sensation, a game, a motivator, etc.


With RI you are getting complementary with the mind and at the same time getting command power over the mind without fighting with it. It reminds me of judo.  It feels good and imparts a peaceful feeling when run to no more change.

I could see myself giving classes in creative visualization per Dennis' instructs, and watching people get peaceful and enlightened about their mind and their ability to create.

 






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Peter McLaughlin

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HI Karalee
Dennis uses the term Governor in the sense of a regulator on an engine. The governor prevents the engine from racing away at high speed which will result in damage to the engine.

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Hello All,

Yes RI is a Havingness process, but it is also much more than that.
Yes RI functions like the governor on an engine, but is more than that as well.
It also acts like a fly wheel and it is important to give it a spin frequently to keep the momentum going smoothly.

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Yes, I concur, RI is much more than a havingness or satiation process and one can start to realize that the more they do it.
 
I actually many decades ago once actually/accidentally and with much surprise brought a small object into material existence simply by strong postulate.

BTW, I had to clear up what is a flywheel and perhaps this short video might help others too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqhsGZIGFkQ


and here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQURLrZFU2k

Survivor, what was your working definition of a flywheel in your example here?
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Hello,

What I had in mind was a store of kinetic energy. If RI is run frequently, good and constant momentum is maintained in session and in case gain.

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Hello,

What I had in mind was a store of kinetic energy. If RI is run frequently, good and constant momentum is maintained in session and in case gain.

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Survivor

Would you please describe that in more detail?  Could you give an example of this kinetic energy?  All I experience is
lots of yawning off of psychic energy - is that what you meant


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HI Karalee,

RI works on many levels. As Dennis Stephens said, it can not be run too much, but it can definitely be run too little.

RI takes up about 1/3 of session time for me. If I feel the least bit fuzzy during session I run RI. It makes things run smoothly and even brings up and presents material to be run.

RI also can work as an exteriorisation process. It is the heart of the TROM system.

For anyone having any difficulty running TROM, sufficient RI could very will resolve the problem.

Donít take the flywheel analogy too literally. It only describes one of the many aspects of RI.

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Survivor