General & Specific Patterns - How to Maximize Your Personal Vision Using Neuro-Linguistic Qabalah
By Robert Zink
There are two primary patterns that people use on a regular basis to help them be more effective in any given life situation. They are general and specific patterns. Understanding these patterns can empower your life on a quantum level.
Let’s take a look at a couple of examples of "chunking downwards":
1. The president of a large company may view the future of his company from a crow’s nest position. In other words, he or she has a vision, and while aspects of the vision may seem very specific, the president of the company is using a wide angle lens to view a general or large picture of the future. The president will probably take this information, or wide angle vision, and share it with the board of directors. Once the board of the directors has bought into the vision, the president begins to lay the plan. Goals, outcomes and time tables are set. The right people are hired, specific machinery is built and the process keeps funneling downward until the smallest detail is in place. This is called “chunking downwards” in NLP.
2. The former president of the United States in the early 60’s had a vision of America putting a man on the moon within a decade. Many people doubted this vision, but he synergized with the right people who took hold of the vision and made it a reality. This is a powerful example of how “chunking downwards” can be extremely effective. Obviously, Kennedy did not know all the details necessary in putting a man on the moon. As a matter of fact, the science of that time didn’t even have the answer, but Kennedy had a wide angled vision. After finding the right scientists and companies to help develop his dream, the dream moved into the planning stages. The rest is history; before the end of the decade in 1969, Neil Armstrong set his foot on the moon.
The specific pattern of “chunking upwards” involves looking at the details first. Here, a narrow angle lens is used. An example might be a detective who may not know the motive of a crime, but does know the outcome and is aware of very specific clues. The detective looks for details, little “chunks” of information, and after some time, much like putting a giant jigsaw puzzle together, a wide angle picture begins to take form. If the detective solves the mystery, he or she has successfully “chunked upwards.”
Some of us are naturally inclined to “chunk downwards” while others of us are more likely to “chunk upwards.” Some of us see a vision, while others see the specific details that make the vision possible. Neuro-linguistic Qabalah supports that both are appropriate at the right time under specific circumstances. The holy qabalah allows us an opportunity to see both the large vision that can aid us in making massive changes in our life, as well as the specific details to be more effective.
The sephiroth on the Tree of Life provide an infinite landscape into a general area of vibration or state of awareness. There are numerous ways to experience this state, to modify it, and to maximize it. Because the sephiroth are infinite in a sense, there is no end to your potential in any given sephira. In other words, the quality of your life can radically improve as you develop a deeper awareness of the vibratory nature of each sephiroth on the Tree of Life and allow that sephira to become and integral part of your consciousness. Think about it for a moment, we’re talking about one sephira on the Tree of Life, which in itself contains ten sephiroth.
At any given time we can proceed to “chunk downwards” from the world of Atziluth into the angelic realm of Briah. The qabalah teaches us that every blade of grass has an angel ascribed to it, indicating that we can make incredible changes in our life by using qabalistic technics and specific angels. Each sephiroth on the Tree of Life is broken into four worlds, as is the Tree of Life itself. Thus, the possibilities for self mastery are boundless.
While “chunking downward” (general) and “chunking upward” (specific) are both effective qabalistic tools in making life changes from the inside out, they also provide innovative and powerful healing opportunities. The holy qabalah provides a formula, and it is employed by most mystics among other spiritual tools. The formula is to hear, see, feel, taste, smell and believe the vision of what you want to create in your world and in your life; to connect to the proper sephira using the appropriate tools which include utilizing divine names, and then in NLP terms, “chunking downwards.” The reason is logical; you must first start with the highest vibrational Divine Source, because if there is no connection, then all the other technologies that the qabalah provides from the archangelic realms to specific angels and elemental forces become useless and lifeless. This provides us a challenge; if our natural inclination is to “chunk upward,” we might want to continue to do so until we develop a wide angle vision of our future, and then begin the process of “chunking downwards.” Likewise, if we are in the habit of only seeing light, love and magic in generalities, we will need to develop the habit of being more detail oriented in our work. We need to move from the philosophical to the practical. Neuro-linguistic Qabalah provides us with these tools.
To summarize, in NLQ we want to develop a vision to connect to the Divine Source first and foremost. We want to learn to develop all six of our senses to aid us in connecting with the Divine Source through any given sephira on the Tree of Life. Then, moving from the highest world (Atziluth), we want to funnel our work downwards to the specific patterns found in physical plane (Assiah). As a side note, you do not need to believe in angelic forces per say; but you should keep in mind that they provide a powerful archetype for invoking extraordinary change in your life in the direction you chose.