- This shouldn’t work. Why the hell does it?
Reading Other People’s Needs
Back when I first learned that I could teach others how to communicate with their bodies, I got curious about something else. I frequently pictured myself doing something, to query my body for its needs. I would picture myself grabbing some food, picture myself going for a run, or even picture myself romancing my girlfriend, to see what my body’s needs specifically were at any given moment. But I was always picturing myself performing those actions. I wondered what would happen if I pictured someone else performing those actions. By my reckoning at the time, there were two possibilities of what could happen:
- I get the same response from my body as when I picture myself performing the action.
- I get no response.
Neither of these occurred. Instead, the answers that I received were different answers from when I queried my own body about myself. When I asked the person that I was picturing myself as to run the same query, they received the same results as I did. My body seemed to be providing information about the needs of the person I was picturing myself as.
Originally, I was picturing myself as them, and then intending to perform actions as them. Doing this provided the same information that they get themselves if they ask their body questions. Though it did take practice with each individual. Basically, my network wasn't always asking the right nodes in their network, so the information did differ at times when I first met someone. My network is much better at cross-comparison now. It seems to be more accurate with strangers now than it was, from practice.
You don't need to picture yourself as them. That just helped me with performing queries in Dolish. You can intend to do something for them instead, like feed them something. That’s even more natural for your network to work with.
How It's Used
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- Gained ability to know what anyone I know needs.
- Gained ability to identify the physical need-based sources of a current issue in anyone I know. When a friend is having a hard time, this helps a lot.
Xavier story about us checking and double checking each other’s needs. I stepped in, they morphed. Both imagery worked
Telling the Difference Between Your Needs & Theirs
Reading someone else’s needs may seem simple, but not all of the information that you get is correct. Your body will frequently prioritize your own needs over their needs, since your body tends to have more influence in pushing for its own needs. Even when picturing yourself as the other person, the information that you get is biased. This is because the imagery is just a crutch. A more accurate image would be you performing an action that helps take care of the other person’s need. It’s still focused on you. If your body has a need, and their body doesn’t have a strong enough discouragement towards that need being fulfilled, you are likely to get wrong information that tells you to do something for your own benefit at their expense.
This problem is fixed by having a translator node. My translator node can identify and communicate to me the sources of different needs, making it easy to tell which need is for them and which need is my own need masking itself as for their sake.
You Are Not a Mind Reader
Most people have no idea what they need at any given time. They don’t query their body’s subconscious network. They don’t have access to the information that you have access to. Regardless of that, even if they are aware, they may not agree with that information. Their needs and perspectives may be different from their body’s needs and perspectives. As such, never assume that you are right. You could be biased. Their network may lack information. They may have other reasons. You don’t know. You can’t know unless you ask them directly.
Communication is key. Body communication will help you communicate with every other consciousness inside their body, but in all cases you are still working with a person and you still need to communicate with them the normal way. So ask. Share what you are aware of from their network, ask about their needs, offer and show care. Do not assume. Do not force. Do not prioritize their network’s opinion over their own opinion. The whole picture is often much larger than you can possibly grasp. The network is far too complex. The person has their own life that you are not personally prify to. So be there for them, but never assume that what you perceive is right.
Notifications from Others
If you frequently query other people’s bodies for their needs, you may start noticing that your body will start trying to get your attention not because you need anything, but because someone that you know needs something, regardless of if you are around the person with the need or not. Several factors lead to this problem.
- Nodes on your network do not, by default, understand distance or proximity. As far as they are concerned, if you can put your attention on someone, they must be right in front of you. This is, of course, not the case.
- Nodes on your network do not, by default understand your priorities. Your network created a connection with someone else’s network for some reason. Now an area of that person’s network that is aware of that connection is connecting to you to tell you what it needs. That’s what nodes do. They push their needs so that their needs get taken care of. It’s not all that they care about, but it is the majority of what they tend to care about. That is their priority. Whatever you are doing at the time usually doesn’t even register in their awareness.
- Nodes on their network do not, by default, understand that your body is not their body. Your channels of receiving needs look the same as their channels. They do what comes naturally and push the need to your body just like it’s their body.
Privacy & Consent
Occationally, you will come across someone that is guarded. You may get a discouragement from your body regarding reading their body’s needs. If you want to be trustworthy with being able to read other people’s needs, you need to pay attention to this discouragement and respect their body’s wishes, their wishes. It is more important to respect privacy than it is to get what ever information from their body that you intended to check.
When you start working with your body a lot, reading other people’s needs, your body will likely learn to be far more social than it normally is. This presents a problem. You will start getting notified about other people’s needs. I designed a solution for that problem. I call it the filter. However, that is still a lot of information about other people’s lives constantly at your fingertips. Without them ever mentioning it to me, I’ve told someone of their strange physical needs in a relationship. Without them giving me details, I’ve stood in someone else’s memory of being raped. It’s highly upsetting. The information that your body gives you is not always the whole picture, and it’s not always right from their personal perspective, but it can be far too detailed, far too invasive, and far too accurate. Be extremely careful with how you handle this kind of information. Remember, it’s not your life. The information may have been transferred to you without your consent, but they didn’t consent either. Working with that information is an invasion of privacy, even if neither of you had a choice in the matter. Tread softly with other people’s traumas.
It’s possible for a node on person’s network to copy the setup of a node on another person’s network. For example, after over a year living with the body-wide update that prevented parasitic microbiome problems, a friend of mine was having digestive issues that indicated related digestive microbiome issues. My friend’s newtork was aware of the problem, but didn’t have a solution. Because it wanted a solution, I was able to instruct my network to provide their body with my update that prevents parasitic microbiome problems. The update was a success and my friend’s issues passed quickly.
Known Population Surveying
Your body has a history of the people that you connect to and interact with. Your network can use this to your advantage. If a node is trying to improve something that isn’t functioning well, it can be helpful to compare its setup and behaviors to the setup and behaviors of their equivalent nodes in other people’s bodies. This is how I made the change from needing 4.5 hours of sleep per night to 3.5 hours of sleep per night. A population survey was done to determine if there was a way to improve certain synchronization functions during sleep. It was discovered that a different wave pattern would be more efficient. Rebuilds were done, and it worked immediately, reducing my sleep the next night and thereafter.
Warning: If you teach your network how to perform population surveys, other people’s networks are going to increase their frequency of sending needs your way. This can become an impossible burden if it becomes to frequent. Before implementing this method, it’s a good idea to have a social need filter set up, to keep yourself from being bombarded with the needs of others at an impossible to manage rate.
To perform a population survey, you need to instruct Translator to compare the setup of particular nodes or systems with every individual that you know. It will go through a list of everyone that you have connected with enough for it to register as someone for it to check. These comparisons will point out differences. The experiences of those nodes will provide the information needed to determine which setup works best. Perhaps a combination will work best. Complex wiring analysis tasks are best left up to nodes themselves, however. After giving the appropriate orders, you aren’t really involved in the process. All you can really do after that is ask for updates and wait to see if they find anything worth implementing.
When the Network Becomes Too Social
The more that your network connects with other people’s networks, the more frequent you will get notifications of needs from their bodies. If you start having your network perform surveys, that can snowball into a constant stream of notifications of needs from other people’s bodies. While it’s good to help people, this becomes impossible to cope with. Yawning non-stop is not fun. Constantly having your attention pulled from your current tasks is not enjoyable. It’s a gigantic pain and it only gets worse. These needs can easily be dismissed by responding that there is no way for you to help them. However, as there is a constant stream of needs, you will develop a backlog that no one can handle.
To solve this problem, at first I directed Translator to respond to all of these needs for me. With the power of the Network Authority Amplifier behind Translator’s commands, it didn’t require my assistance and it was able to handle all the requests. However, that was taking too much of Translator’s attention, making it difficult for Translator to perform any other tasks. Translator was also considering every need before dismissing it, meaning that needs from other people could work their way through if they agreed with other needs in my body in some way. That was proving to be problematic.
To prevent these issues I told Translator to ignore the needs coming from other people and let me deal with them while it built a node that I refer to as the Social Need Filter. This node has since expanded into a multi-node system, however its job is still the same. If a need that would trigger a notification is coming from another person’s body, the filter, with the backing of the Network Authority Amplifier, auto-dismisses the need. Thus, it never becomes a notification, and my attention is never disturbed by the needs of others, unless I specifically instruct my body to keep track of something and/or someone.
This solution has the added benefit of a single location for my network to check the memory of needs that have been routed to me. It’s a lot easier to check that filter than it is to survey others directly. It doesn’t replace network surveying, but it does make identifying people with strong, complimentary needs to my own easier for my network.
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