Future Incidents

The processing of future incidents is an interesting part of Re-Experiencing. They can be processed in a very similar fashion as past incidents, but with some typical differences.

First of all, time is just a dimension, an artificial, imaginary separation of experiences. Experiences aren't necessarily really separate, but dimensions make them separate, and generally speaking that is very practical. That is in part what makes game playing possible, that we can separate things from each other, put them in different places. So, we don't really want to get rid of dimensions.

Time is a dimension that has some built-in fixed ideas, particularly on this planet at this time. There is general agreement about time being a sort of stream that moves in a certain direction. But most advanced races have realized that there are many probable time streams, all in some state of existence. And they have realized that time is a dimension one can move around in and manifest in different places. Some of them do this with technology, others just spiritually.

The idea that each person is just one person with one time line ordered in a linear sequence of events from the far past up till the present, is rather limiting. It works fairly well for doing introductory incident work. Most people would accept the idea of a time line fairly easily, and the other stuff about probable events and simultaneous dimensions and so forth would be too weird anyway. However, sooner or later the over-simplified perception of time will break up and more stuff will become available.

One possible expansion to the traditional time line concept is that there are future incidents. Actually I wouldn't try to convince anybody that there is a future time line, but I might bring up the idea that there could be future stuck incidents.

What is typically the scenario is that people will keep unconfrontable events in their future. Stuff that they don't want to happen and that they are resisting. They don't want it, but since they can't quite confront it, it sticks.

Many of the same principles apply as with a past traumatic incident that is stuck. The future incident is stuck because its contents haven't been fully processed and evaluated. It can cause emotional responses and aberrated reactions in the present. By processing it we can clear out any negative effects it has.

Let me give an example. A new client of mine mentioned last week that she was fearful of things that could happen, she worried about the future. When I asked for something specific, she mentioned that she is afraid of the big trucks at her work. Every day part of her job is to wave in delivery trucks to the loading dock. She has to walk behind them to get back into the office, and she worried all the time about the truck suddenly backing up and squashing her.

Now, I could of course have asked her to specify the feeling of fear that she had, and I could have looked for some past incidents. However, that would be very likely to go towards past lives and she wasn't quite up to accepting that idea. It was a lot easier to explain that she might be putting something in the future that she might want to change. That puts her at cause, and it doesn't require that she believes that something like that DID happen; it is agreed that it is just something imagined.

But there is an incident there alright. I asked her what it is that would happen. Once she looks at it it becomes clear that there is a complete incident already there. She is not making it up, she is just looking at what is there in her future. She has an incident of being crushed to death by a semi truck, in great detail. She goes through the first part with ease, but when she gets close to the traumatic part she can't get any further. We change to seeing it from a distance, and she is surprised to find that she does have a viewpoint seeing it from a distance. She can see more of it when she isn't experiencing it from inside. She can see the body lying on the ground, she sees people coming out, she can look through the office windows and see and hear somebody calling an ambulance, etc. Gradually she experiences enough of it to become comfortable with the whole thing. After going through it a few times the plot changes. She no longer gets crushed. She gets past the truck and gets into the office, and happily continues her work. The added perspective of seeing things from a distance made the probable event change, so that the probabilities are now stacked up differently and she isn't afraid of it anymore. She feels very light. She is out of her body, as a matter of fact, and it takes a little while to get her grounded again afterwards. The outside perspective and the lightness from the incident stayed with her and she was very fascinated by it.

One thing that appears to work differently from a past incident is the way the incident changes. It doesn't just disappear or get neutralized, it turns into something else. When it turns into what you would want to have there, then the processing is complete.

I could say that for any kind of incident, the end result is that something changes. You add or take out something about the incident which frees it up and causes it to no longer be stuck and give unwanted reactions. For a past incident, what we typically do is that we add the perspective and evaluation of the person today. The incident happened without sufficient consciousness there to evaluate it, so now we go back and add the conscious evaluation and the incident is then no longer a problem.

Typically one wouldn't change the past event itself. One would allow it to be whatever it was, and just understand it better, but change one's mind about it into that it happened for a good reason by one's own causation. One COULD also change the event deliberately, but that is a not the most typical incident re-experiencing approach.

So, typically we let the past be whatever it was. We just make sure that we get the most out of it. But there is much more reason to change the future. The common agreement is that the future is what you will be doing later on, so you damn well better be sure that it is something you want to do, not something you would hate doing. So, when processing a future incident, it is usually not enough to just change one's mind about it so that the event is now OK. Just accepting one's fate. No, while we are at it, we might just as well make it into something else.

Consider that the future is the co-created reality of everybody involved in it. It basically is what people agree that it is. That is no different from the past; the only difference is that we agree that the future is the part that "hasn't happened yet". But now, what if a bunch of people agree that there is a lot of bad things that will happen in the future? Well, if they make it real enough and agree well enough, then they are right. It doesn't mean that they were good at predicting things. It just means that the future is what you make it.

There is nothing that IS the future. It is whatever you are making it now, and if you change your mind about it, the future changes. If a group changes its mind, even better, the future might be greatly different.

It is not that the future doesn't exist. We might for simplicity's sake say that it hasn't happened yet. But actually it is very real. It is just that you change it quite easily, by changing your considerations about what it will be. It might be most comfortable to keep pretending that it is ONLY something we imagine and it hasn't happened yet. Otherwise people might start taking the future too seriously, just like they are taking the past too seriously.

I've had several people clear out large catastrophes they had in their future. Nuclear holocaust, earthquakes, etc. If enough people do that, the future will necessarily change for the better. Particularly, the events that there is wide agreement about, like prophesies from Nostradamus or the Bible, would be a prime target of incidents to clear.

It would be reasonable to say that one person who is clearing a future group incident is to some degree doing it for everybody. That is, if 100 million people have a nuclear Armageddon incident located in 1999, they don't all have to process it. If enough people resolve the incident for themselves, the 100th monkey effect will set in. The incident will change for everybody.

As with most stuck, traumatic incidents, the best way of getting access to them is through a body feeling. That is usually also the reason we would want to handle them in the first place. There is some undesirable feeling or reaction in the present. The theory says that this is because a frozen incident is being carried forward in the present, instead of just being an event in its own proper time and space. The incident has a weight, a load to it, which is basically the unfinished, but unconfrontable, business in it. There is an unfinished activity, a communication that hasn't been delivered.

The future incident works much the same as the past incident. Its load is being carried forward in the present as an anxiety of some sort. We might not choose to call it an unfinished action, but in a way it is. It is an action or event the person wouldn't be able to face or allow to complete. It is the kind of event that, if it happens, she would go partially unconscious and experience a traumatic incident. She is just now doing it in advance.

Ideally speaking one would be able to allow anything whatsoever to happen, but would choose only that which one prefers. If there is something that the person can not allow to happen, and she has some stuck attention on it, it might form a future traumatic incident. I guess it could also form other troublesome constructs, but at least in certain cases it becomes a specific future incident with a date and time and location and everything.

One way this can happen is if one somehow gets attention on the possibility that a certain traumatic event might happen, but one can't bear to think the possibility completely through. It could be that somebody would die, for example. If just once one realizes that Uncle Joe might die, but then one blanks out and becomes unable to think it through. It creates a frozen half done incident somewhere in the future. One wouldn't do it unless one already has some sort of limitation or reaction. The future incident probably doesn't get created before one starts thinking about it, has an adverse reaction to it, and then leaves the frozen incident there.

I realized that I had an incident of my wife dying in a car accident. The incident had a specific future date and time and location, I could date/locate it very precisely. I ran through it with all its gory details, from all viewpoints I could find, including the time afterwards for me and the kids, and so forth. I realized how that could be a useful experience, what we could all learn from it and so forth. After going through it a few times the incident changed. The truck didn't hit her car after all and she made it to her destination without incident. And then I didn't have the anxiety I had earlier.

Probably the most key thing to include is finding out which lessons one can learn from the incidents. What would you need such an incident for? The only reason an incident would really happen to you would be that it is the best way for you to learn a certain lesson. Now, lessons can be learned without anything traumatic happening, and that is usually more fun. But, if you aren't quite getting it, you aren't quite listening to your own signals, then the gradient gradually gets stepped up. If you are missing some major hints in your life, then you might need a major jolt to wake you up. We can avoid the really unpleasant wake-up calls by getting the point in advance.

When you process a future incident, you can get the point that you would learn from the incident. You can learn it and change your life accordingly, right now, and you don't have to go through the actual incident. For example, if you go through a future incident of somebody dying, you might realize that "I should have told her I love her", or "We should have had more fun together". Now, if you take responsibility for that and act on it, you change the future. You learned the lesson, you don't need a violent reminder anymore. We are not talking just a mental realization, one would have to really GET IT and act on it.

It would probably be a good idea to process deaths and accidents for all of one's close family members if one is at all concerned about it. Don't put it there if it isn't there already, but if there is the slightest anxiety, there is probably something to process. Process the incidents until you realize what you would learn from them and until they change to something better.

There is no reason to take future incidents too seriously. Just because one has a little anxiety about a possible future incident doesn't mean that it will happen. There are many other factors, and if you generally have positive intentions for your life, they are likely to prevail. A future incident is just a probable event. It competes with many other probable events to become your reality. But you might just as well stack the odds in the direction of a future you would prefer to live.

If your future is open and fluid, without fixed negative events, and you have positive intentions and flexibility enough to deal with what comes up, then you are sure to have a bright one.


- Practice re-experiencing of future events

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