Elevate Your Mind

On what level do you experience the world?

Are you stuck in fixed mindset or are you growing yourself, your mind and the people around you? Get out of victim mode. Even the most “successful” people in the world have bad days. And they are working hard not be there for long and stay in the “Through Me” or “As Me” mode as much as the can. And so should you!

And do check out What my friend Tess writes about Peter Sage in Swedish. Both his levels of thinking about the world and experience the world.

I also recorded a new pod in English about Hacking Your Future.

Happy Hacking!
Happy Future!

Level Up Your Consciousness

In what mode do you view the world and everything that is happening? What is your attitude towards events and your level of control over them? A long time favorite of mine, Peter Sage, explains in such a great way in this 5 minute clip from the long talk with Peter Sage on London Real where he explains 4 the levels of awareness in which you interact with the world. And it’s well worth it to listen his whole talk on London Real.

Update June 2016: There is new clip with Peter Sage here abut it: Understanding Yourself: Four Levels of Consciousness 

These levels are in some way correlated to Robert Kegan’s research on the five orders of consciousness. Where by training your brain in various ways creates a lot more connections between your synapses over the years and thereby reaching new levels of consciousness. Give him a listen on the RSA. Or read about his 5 levels here. The 4th level ‘Self-Authoring’ Mind and the 5th level ‘Self-Transforming’ Mind is in some way connected with Peter’s 3rd and 4th level. You can get there faster by the right stimuli but it is still going to take years and you are likely to get there by midlife.

Get to it, and start level up your own mind and help elevate your core group around you.

Peter Sage on London Real

Peter Sage on London Real

1 – To Me – Victim Mode

This is the Victim mode. Were the world happens to you. You are not in control of your own fate and your are constantly blaming others and world events for your demise. This is a very hard mode to get out of. It has very much to-do with the people that surround you. Oftentimes is it essential that you upgrade your peer group if you can. Other ways can be to get a mentor or a role-model to mimic. The hardest part is often to recognise that you can change. This is also called of having a fixed mindset. Or playing the blame game.

To get out you have to do what Derek Sivers says: Purge The Vampires! And upgrade your peer group.

You are standing beside the river are envious on those to seem to swim so easily in it.

2  – By Me – Go Get It Mode

This is when you have a Go get it attitude towards the world. You are trying to take full control of the reins of your life, bending everything around you to your will. You set goals and you go after them. You have given up blame and started coming more into a growth mindset. You take personal responsibility for your future.

To jump in the river and swim against the current.

Life happens by you. This will often result in clash of wills and conflict of interest. To level up from this mode you often need more wisdom and influence of kindness. It can be done by just starting to give more.

3 – Through Me – Flow Mode

You start seeing the world more like a flow state. Life happens through you. You are losing up your need for control. You start building your network by giving instead of taking. In some magical way, the more you give the more things are stating flow back to you. Life happens for you. You start have faith in those around you and you start building trust.

Here is also differs a little from Robert Kegan’s view as you can reach this level of understanding at a young age and still not had time to make all synapse connection in your brains that come with wisdom. Still you will reach his 4th level of the ‘Self-Authoring’ Mind much quicker, by being in this mindset.

You start getting the river to work for you. You use the current and the winds to take you not in a straight line but to unexpected places by being open to change and by being curious. You can more easily let go of the FOMO. You stop chasing goals and trust the direction, the journey and the dreams of your life.

You level up yourself and elevate everyone around you. The world is no longer a zero sum game. With the help of mindfulness to take your mind further. You take you core group with you on your journey.

4 – As Me – Oneness Mode

You become one with the universe, Literally. As everything in the universe affect everything else.

See yourself in everything else. A conscious unity with everything around you. Get into oneness with the universe.

Give up the illusion of separateness! – Peter Sage

This is of course not a state you can be in all the time. It’s a journey. Towards unconditional love. You enter this mode as often as you can through various activities like meditation and mindfulness. Here is where his model differs from Kegan’s model too. But the more connected your mind becomes when entering the ‘Self-Authoring’ Mind and the ‘Self-Transforming’ Mind mode the more easy it will become to enter As Me thinking.

There is also the other way into this way of experience the world, that can entered by switching on what Jonathan Hadit calls “The Hive-Switch” in the mind. You do this by doing things like experience Awe of nature. Some other ways to activate this mode in the brains is to take psilocybin or getting into trance dancing rave.

I’m a raver for life!

I think they are very related.

Hack The Future

You can’t solve a problem on the same level thinking that created the problem –  Albert Einstein

And that sums up they way to actually build a better future. We climb both the ladders above. Both Peter’s description on how we experience the world and Kegan’s thinking on how we grow our minds.

To change a behaviour you need a new emotional level of understanding. To shift your thinking from a goal to an identity. Working with identities is very powerful. Have identity shifts. Redefine your current identities and make up new ones.

The strongest force in human personality is the need to remain consistent with how you define yourself, your identity – Peter Sage & Tony Robinson

So set yourself for the win. Get the right peer groups and mentors that enforces the shift in identity and behaviour. If you can’t find a mentor do what I and many, many more people have done throughout history

– -> Read their books. And in recent years we also have access to fantastic mind-boggling podcasts and online lecture video talks like TED and Talks at Google and many more. This how I have spent the last 4 years leveling up my mind and thinking.

And put yourself in the right environment

If you are trying to eat less sugar. Don’t have sugar at home and don’t hang around people drinking soda. Don’t define yourself as a recovering sugar addict. Be a happy life-hacker and spend time with other health hackers.

If you want to start exercising more. Pack your back the night before and define yourself as a fitness person. Hang out with people training and join them for a group exercise.

Connection Intelligence

In the right environment we also connect our brain to other brains. That is how we elevate our brains, minds and thinking. We do it in a network. All standing on the giants who came before us. And now as change are speeding up we also build on the giants that are climbing with us side by side. Some call it the Hive-Mind.

Go find a mastermind group or a creative hub or cluster and spend time with the brains there!

Elevation

To elevate your life, spend time with other people elevating their lives and yours. And do return the favor in kind by elevating them back.

I also want mention Theory.U – Leading from an Emerging Future by Otto Scharmer and Peter Senge, like Tess does. It is three principal ways to approach the world. Through Open MindOpen Heart and Open Will.

Open Mind

Having an Open Mind means you have a curious approach to the world. Being curious and asking a lot of interesting and dumb question opens up for creativity. The opposite of judging.

Open Heart

This is opening up and being vulnerable. To practice your compassion towards others and try to understand what you and they are feeling. To have an Open Heart towards the world.

Open Will

To have the courage to do what is right. And not give in, into the fear of the tribe ostracizing you. Be brave and have an Open Will.

And find a tribe that encourages all this behavior.

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future

We Are The Heroes Of Our Time

So last night was the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm. This year was filled with lots of songs who ment well in the lyrics. Still they never struck an emotional cord with me and they didn’t exactly make me dance infront of the TV either, like expected from a song in the Eurovision. Not like last year. Where Måns Zelmerloew’sHeroes made me shiver in my spine. And he still did this year when he preformd his Heroes.

Heroes

Måns Zelmerloew – Heroes

We Are The Heroes Of Our Time

The main reason we went to the moon, we didn’t know beforehand. It was only when we got the first picture of our own planet that it became a lot more obvious that we live on a spaceship traveling around the sun. Be cause we humans need to see things with our eyes before most things becomes obvious and real to us. Or at least on a picture [Pic or it didn’t happen]

To become heroes we need heroes whom we can model us after

But we are dancing with the demons in our mind

For all the talk about success in business and money it is clear that there are only one measurement of success. What we leave behind. Both or offspring in our tribes (because we are social animals) and the hunting grounds where they will flourish. We also leave our made up stories and societies for them to flourish in. Yesterday we left much to chance what we left behind.

We are the heroes on who’s shoulders they will stand on

What are our shoulders?

We have now come to a point, where success only means leaving behind much more carefully thought out stories and societies. And yet many are still chasing the olden stories of success. That won’t cut it anymore.

We need to step our game. To become true Heroes of our time. To take the helm of this Spaceship and become true Captains of its fate.

We are the captains of our time!

Our consciousness is expanding. We move forward in the sense what we care about. To care for the other is to care for ourselves and to care for ourselves is to care for the other. – Jason Silva

Spaceship Earth

It is truly time to take the human race forward. There are so many forces that working backwards and trying to put us back in a dark age filled with ignorance and superstition still. We have out win the this race by showing and connection the world to a new enlightenment. I know Jason Silva is doing his part with his Shots of Awe videos like this one: The Search For The Rhapsodic. Let the rest of us find how we can do our part. And don’t do it alone. Find your Team and it together!

We are the Captains of Spaceship Earth! – Buckminster Fuller

Let’s act the part!

Let’s join together all become Future Captains & Future Heroes!

To make a dent in the universe!

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future

May The 4th

Today is #MayThe4th. Find out below why this is important and why we should celebrate it and invent more special days to celebrate!

And do check out my friend Sara Modig’s reason to celebrate and become more Force Attuned here: May The Force Be With You!

Why do we celebrate holidays?

It’s quite easy. We humans need regular reminders of things that is important. Things to think of and things to rejoice in. Both bad & good. And we need more celebration. To celebrate both the small and the big. It is part of being human. I supposed we celebrated when the tribe brought back a big hunt or when we found a tree full of delicious fruits. Even my dog, Lord Milton, gets super excited everyday when it’s time to feed. As we started living in more fictitious worlds were most of the things we do, are very made up, we came up with more creative ways to celebrate.

And today is a very crazy celebration. We celebrate Star Wars DayMay The 4th. If you have to ask the guys in Big Bang Theory will explain it to you.

 

MayThe4th

Happy Star Wars Day from Captain Future!

It’s all made up

As made up holidays goes, this one is a really big one. Even Facebook made a special celebration link for it. Since Star Wars is one of the worlds biggest stories. And us true fans are as fanatic as the fans of the big old stories about Jesus and Jebus 😉

You see, story unites us. It’s the only thing that ever has. And since the J-Guy has so man holidays still, it’s about time we invent new ones for the characters that really moves us. Like Yoda and Obi Wan (Or Lord Vader). I think we need a lot more of these new kind of holidays. That can really unite us behind values we believe in.

It’s not often talked about. But Fairytales has always been the main carrier of the common beliefs that sets the standard on how we build our societies and how we behave. We have just forgotten in our modern busy & busy societies, where somehow we have gotten the idea that Fairytales should just be a way for us to distract and entertain us. Do you even know what entertain means? And the big Fairytale-Companies has jumped on the idea that stories are just for making money, in most cases anyway. There are exceptions. Those how don’t buy or spread the Blockbuster Myth.

For me there are 3 major modern Fairytales and Fairytale Universes that set themselves aside from the rest of the movies. Movies that hover above the rest. That are more than movies. That only get better the more you watch and delve into them. For me as a Geek they are Star Wars and Marvel CU and The Matrix. I will explore them each below.

Star Wars

When I was young I sometimes tried to move object with the force. This because, since the first time I saw the first Star Wars movies I fell in love. There was so much there to love. And I’m not the only one. And I have not yet succeeded in either moving objects or hovering in the air. Except in my dreams where I often can fly or levitate in some form. And of course being a Jedi stands for using all your abilities to do good in the world. Something needed in so many more people in the world today. We can’t get enough Star Wars and what it teaches us.

To dream, to invent, to fly and to be nice!

Marvel

What Marvel Studios have done is nothing short of amazing. They brought so many of the super heroes alive for us. And in such a good way. The characters are charming, filled with energy & humor and just amazing. And they try to do the right thing for the right reason. I am of course talking about the movies with Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Falcon, Ant-Man, Dr.Banner, Loki and Scarlet Witch.

They both celebrate what is to be a hero and using your powers for good.

With great powers comes great responsibilities – Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

The Matrix

TheMatrix

This is the story, that together with Ghost in the Shell, that have had the most influence on my life above anything else, I think. I tell most of my story of me here: Living in The Matrix for 17 years. It opened my already half-opened eyes for a completely new way to view the Reality around me. I now thought it possible to hack my own reality. I made my own matrix hairstyle, my own family name [Sillion] and eventually 15 years later, re-invented my whole life into the journey, that I am now on. Appearing as my Residual Self Image.

I am Captain Future!

And the fact that the world is filled with people who constantly refer to The Matrix, like Tom Bilyeu on Inside Quest who’s mission in life it is, to unplug people from The Matrix. Just like I want to do!

And the awesome panel of 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation? with Neil deGrasse Tyson. There are so many concepts in The Matrix Movies that explores what is to be alive today on Spaceship Earth.

When is Marvel Day and The Matrix Day?

Let’s Celebrate!

To sum it up. There is nothing strange about celebrating holidays build on Fairytales. Every holiday we have are built on some fictitious event or made up reason to celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with that. In a global world we need global stories to come together too. We just need to make sure that the ones we celebrate are in some way taking us further as a species … Together.

I think we need a lot more holidays that celebrates the good parts of being human. To bring us together … as families, as tribes, as societies and as a space faring species on Spaceship Earth.

Let’s Celebrate!

MayThe4htBeWithYou

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future!

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Morpheus R2D2

Hur skapar vi framtiden tillsammans?

Framtidspodden är nu redo för fas 2.

Hela mitt liv är i en stor om-definition. Att prata med dom gäster jag gjort hitintills i Framtidspodden plus alla människor runtomkring har satt mitt liv i ny riktning som Framtidskapten. Mycket handlar om att “Leda från den framväxande framtiden” som Otto Scharmer lär ut i sin fantastiska MOOC U.Lab – Leading from the Emerging Future.

Jag ser fram emot att spela in samtal med nya spännande gäster om hur vi skapar framtiden tillsammans. Jag kommer åka till Alemdalen i år som Framtidskapten för att dels interagera med så många av er framtidshjältar som möjligt.

Vill du skapa framtiden med mig i Almedalen?

Jag kommer göra att ett spännande projekt kring hur vi skapt en bättre framtid tillsammans. Vill du vara med på det så hör av dig.
Ska du till Almedalen?

Jag ska åka på Future Insight 2030 i Oslo den 10 maj. Vi kör Party For Change efter på kvällen med och det blir kanske flera intressanta event den 11 maj med.

Det blir en hel dag med innovation och kreativitet i Varberg fredagen den 27 maj. Jag håller själv i en Framtidsfrukost med en nytänkande workshop. Dagen avslutas med en AW och jag tar oss vidare med framtidsfest hela kvällen lång. Du är välkommen till Varberg då!

24 maj intar vi Liseberg med Världens Farligaste Möte.
Jag dyker upp på #gbgTechWeek 12-19 maj på flera av eventen.

Det kommer mer!

Behöver du eller ditt event en Framtidskapten?

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future

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I’m Captain Future!