Years ago in a meditation the information came that I would create a new style
of language that was holographic in essence. It has taken this time to play with
it, explore it, share it, and watch it grow. Out here in Puna, Hawaii where
Madame Pele's lava flows to the ocean and I continue my dolphin research,
a number of my ohana (kin circle or pod) play with this concept of "sculpting
new realities" through the conscious use of language. We play with it like a game
and it is highly satisfying and Fun! to catch ourselves mid-word and do what is
called a "sculpt" as we see and feel what we would like to
consciously choose next.
Yukky (minus -) Zero (neutral 0) Yummy (plus +),
Sculpting is very much a dolphin related skill. It is dolphin in that it helps
us to "see" with our words what realities we are creating. We learn to use words
and language styles that enable us to create clear thoughtforms and see with word
pictures, like holograms, like the dolphins do. And, whales too.
It is a skill in that it can be learned and improved with practice. It can become
an art form as we learn how to use language to create beautiful new realities.
It is experiential in that each individual can sense for themselves what range
they are communicating in from inner dialogue - what you are saying, thinking to
yourself, to your outer dialogue with your environment, with the world. And Creation.
It is a living technology as it can change our life's direction in a moment as it
propels us to new insights. Such as in this example, "I've created the scenario
where my experiences with men are on the minus side of zero." my friend Kalissa
said one recent afternoon. First, we laughed at the clarity of that image. We
were visiting about such matters and playing with Language Sculpting to show how
she could move her experiences (realities) to a neutral place and then over to
a plus value.
She progressed or "sculpted" her realities from, "I don't want to be in another
yukky relationship" to, "I zero want to be in another yukky relationship," to,
"I want to be with a real honey who loves and cherishes me too." As we would say,
"Yum. Sounds good to me." This technology works so well that I am pleased to
report they are the happy parents of a daughter.
That is a clue for us in that if something sounds good and feels good then we would
more likely want to create that one. We do have feeling bodies for a reason, part
of which is to aid us in determining for ourselves what is right and true. And yummy.
Intention activates our will. When we say, "I intend to maintain a good
relationship with my children," we can create a feeling picture that is a clear
thoughtform and empower it with our will. We can see/create the picture that
accompanies it. We are sculpting that reality by cutting away anything
This is the essence of language sculpting and how it came to be called. The image
comes from the jade carvers of old, who would sit for up to several years with
the jade and when the perfect form was revealed they would carve. Intricate
pieces, taking years to complete would result in only one teaspoon of jade dust
being left at the end.
Language sculpting is more immediate than that. Although it is like the sculpting
of old in that in a piece of writing or in our own thoughtforms, we might have
only to remove or sculpt a few words to reveal the perfect reality we wish to create.
Sculpting is about unifying realities within ourselves by reconciling opposites,
duality thinking to complements or whole thinking. We feel much better when we
can reconcile two highly divergent aspects within ourselves into a united self.
It is a meta-technology in that whatever you are doing, in what ever language,
language sculpting can enhance it.
If you do counseling, law, teaching, passing on language skills to children,
sales, coaching, creative thinking, writing, or life, sculpting yourself would
improve communications and results substantially.
If you want to create wellbeing or greater soundness in yourself or others it is
very effective. As we think so shall it be. Better to say, "I wish my head felt
better," than "My headache is killing me."
Language sculpting uses the concept of "umbrella terms" or phrases. When we use
an umbrella it encompasses what would be included in that reality. "Have Fun!"
covers a lot of situations. For example, I would say, "Have Fun! Tiger" to my
son as he goes out. This precludes anything "other" from happening to him.
Because "Having Fun!" is a yummy for us, we can be sure that things like falls
or fights or losing our wallet are just going to have to go somewhere else. Like
to the folks who say, "I don't want to fall & hurt myself," or "I'm afraid someone
is going to pick on me" (fear being like a magnet and attracting that which we
fear, as do hate & love), or "I don't want to lose my wallet while I'm out shopping."
What about all the (k)nots in our language? When we do (k)not want something
the (k)not seems to become a literal one in a way. I saw the image of a cartoon
character running and being slowed down by all the things she did (k)not want
tied up to her. As time went on she slowed down more and more as more things
she did (k)not want were added on. Eventually she was slowed down so much she
died. The last thing she did (k)not want was to die.
This brings to mind another image that came to my friend Dena & me the other
evening. It was a woman with a cartoon balloon over her head and in it were the
images of all the yukky things she did (k)not want attached to her - the dead-end
job, the old apartment, and a string of jerks for boyfriends and so on. The
other lady had the real honey for her partner, a neat job with travel, nice
place, money and so on. She was clear about what she did want.
The first step to opening up the (k)not is to go back to the "zero" point, the
center of the experience as in "I zero want to miss my flight." We have
neutralized the minus or fear based language reality of, "I don't want to miss
my flight." From the zero value we are free to move in any direction since we
are in the centre of the circle. The beginning and the end, alpha-omega, full
circle. We can go anywhere from here with our language as we have opened up the
possibilities. Then we could say "I want to make my flight." As we open the
(k)nots we let go of those things that slow us down, drag us down. And we are
free again, light again.
There are words that are what we call "confused" words like "unconditional" which
means (k)not conditional or non-judgmental which means, (k)not judgmental and so
on. There are lots of words like that, all of which sculpting deletes and replaces
with true or clear words such as complete loving acceptance or open, accepting.
I like to use "harmonize" while peace is defined as the absence of war. The words
used in definitions are important. If those words feel good then that word is the
one I want to use. And another new one to consider is "brainwaving" rather than
It can help us create new experiences now as well as help us "sculpt" a new
meaning out of old ones. Reexperiencing a part of our history through more open,
accepting, compassionate language can help us forgive a longstanding grudge or
source of pain. When we see for example, that parents were motivated out of their
concern for our wellbeing and that was why they were strict we can relate to that
concern now as adults, possibly with our own children too.
From here we can reclaim a big chunk of good feelings we would have had for them
if we'd only understood then what we do now. And, in matters of the heart, time
goes backwards so we can send those good energies we have through our conscious
recreation of the past or "sculpted" reality and influence it from here, now.
It can really make a difference in the moment as we shift from (-) thinking as
in "I don't want to get lost on this dark road," to (+) "I want to make my way
to my destination with ease." Immediately, we can feel the difference between the
first statement, referred to as "common usage" of the language or minus value to
the second, conscious usage or sculpted, plus value. The latter is accompanied
by corresponding yummy changes neurochemically; brain wave patterns are
synchronized and as this is so we are able to facilitate whole brain thinking,
the kind that would be able to give us a comprehensive review of the matter,
including more of the subtle impressions that are accessible when we are open
As we are more at ease, we've likely helped create our desired outcome or intention.
Language Sulpting is used to "micromanage the moment" - using language to precisely define the
moment as we do a reality check and decide "What next?" It helps us be in touch
with the immediate needs of the moment. Everything changes, including this
situation you are in. And so, "What next?" is our conscious choice as to where
do we want to go from here, now.
For example, as I am writing this all of my needs are met, perfectly. I have a
pen, paper, comfortable place to sit, a yummy brunch, inspiration & so on.
Anything more would be superfluous. Therefore thoughts about rent, or phone or
how will I get to the beach later or anything would be detracting from the moment
as well as zero be appropriate because all of this moment's needs are met. As I
complete with each Now then the needs of the next one flow into the meeting of
those needs. Life really is a flow.
This is another way in which Language Sculpting is dolphin related -it welcomes
us back into the flow. Welcome home!
Kalissa says, "When guests come here and hear us 'sculpting' and using 'Zero'
and talking about it they will bring it back home with them and it will grow.
And it will really help change people's lives, like it's helping mine."
This is some of what Language Sculpting is about. Aloha.