By Lana M.
I was asked by a friend today what is my experience of OT.
I explained that for me, I used to put an idea, goal or thought forward and then almost within a milli-second, I would unwittingly counter that idea with another, which was opposing that idea, goal or thought. As a result, what I wanted to have happen, would not happen. The amount of disbelief and lack of faith in my own capabilities to make that thought or idea happen, tended to be equal to, or more than the amount of intention to make it happen.
I was essentially stopping myself.
I had not realized I was even doing this, until I did OT 2. And as I got through that level, I found that the instinctive counter-postulates that seemed to be on automatic — stopped.
And with that, suddenly, my ideas, goals, postulates had no opposing force, and they just started to happen. They would materialize, often with me standing there agape, stunned that what I had wanted to have happened, did actually happen.
My friend and I were driving, at the time of this discussion, and one of the purposes of our journey was to visit a country guest house to look into the accommodation for a group of people that were travelling there in a month’s time. I wanted to see the guest house and make sure it was OK, before I made a booking.
I had not called ahead, and arrived to find the Reception Office locked and empty, with no one there. I called through on the phone line provided, and was told by the owner that they were out and would not be back for another 45 minutes and I would have to come back at another time.
We walked back to the car and right in front of the car was the guest house we had wanted to look at. All the guest rooms (about 20) were locked, but the one directly in front of us had the key hanging in the door, just beckoning us.
We knocked and went in and it was the exact guest house we had driven there to see.
We had a chance to take needed photos and confirm for ourselves that this was the right one to book.
We got back into the car and my friend started laughing and pointed out how odd it was that every guest house had been locked, and no one was there — but the one guest house I had wanted to see just happened to have the key hanging in the door. My intention to check out the space had occurred, despite barriers and many reasons why it should not have happened.
Just coincidence? Maybe, but when it happens every day, continually, my view is this is just one example of how postulates stick and things just seem to go right as you progress up to OT. And when I have personally experienced what it is like to NOT have this occur, then the change is a dramatic and significant one.
My friend is convinced, and we had a good giggle about the whole thing.