Possibility-Light Reality of Value

Now I will apply the three big value questions, which I discussed in the last three posts,  to the five relationships at the levels of perceived reality.  The figure below captures this.



In this post, I will start with the possibility-light level of reality of value.  You experience value in everything you do.  It is everywhere around you.  It is what drawls your attention.  It is the light that makes you smile, as it shows up in everything important to you.  It is what you see behind the physical and flowing state of everything with which you engage.  It is the possibility you see in each experience you choose.  From this perspective, you seek to maximize the possibility-light you experience.  You see the potential for this in the possibilities you face.

Value of exchange

If you seek to maximize this experience in your life, then you assess the value of the light you experience by how much it fills you.  As you have seen from the beginning chapter of this book, you know when you experience greater or lesser amounts of harmonic vibrancy in your life, and you want greater harmonic vibrancy.  At the possibility-light level, this is akin to your reason for existence, so asking the value of this exchange for you is odd.  Nonetheless, you know what you are ready to do and how important it is for you to experience this greater harmonic vibrancy.

You experience light-value in each of the primary relationships.  It is the gifts you see in your self, the possibilities that fill you.  It is the gifts you see in me, and who I can be.  You see it in who we can be, what we could achieve, the vibrancy we could experience through our contributions into the world.  It is presence of the majestic river and the life-energy you experience in the mountains and in being alive.  It is the experience of the infinite creativity and love in spirit.

Mode of exchange

At the light level, you exchange value through the mode of invitation.  An invitation is a curious phenomenon you experience daily.  An invitation requires intending to do something together with others, seeing another to engage with for that invitation, stepping towards that person and sharing that intention, and finally inviting them to participate.  You have to see the we, the other, and step towards the other to bring them into the we.  This is an invitation.  It engages cognition, relation, and volition.  Powerful stuff.  This is very different than wondering why nobody showed up for something you thought would be useful.  Why didn’t “they” do that?  To invite, to be invitational, you must start with yourself, see us in the future, and engage me.[1]

Distribution of value in exchange

Who gets what part of the value generated at the light level of value?  This question brings up the subsidiary questions of what is value and what does it mean to distribute infinite abundance?  You have already seen, from your own experience, that what you most value, at the light level, is always available everywhere at all time.  It is a matter, often a very difficult one, of seeing it.  Distributing that is then more a question of who chooses to see it, and less a question of who gets what was seen by someone else.  This is the realm most often experienced by those people that you think of as creative or lucky.  You give creative people license to live in the infinite possibility, as long as they share some of the fruits of that experience with us.  What they share from that experience opens up portals of experience for us, seeing beauty in things we seldom imagined.  It is a beautiful painting, a smile, an act of kindness, a party, a dinner, a musical moment, a belly-splitting joke – something pulled from a place of great beauty that we get to experience here.  The distributive question of who gets what part of the value generated, in this experience, suggests that it goes to all who participate to the degree of their participation.  The creative person experienced the most value, because through their volition they stepped into the infinite and played there.  The observer experiences value because of the portal they perceive through the creative act.  This is a direct experience of the light level of value, where who gets what is a matter of being, of who is being the light.  Interestingly, people who have this light experience of value more frequently tend to be called lucky.  They sure are lucky to get to have that experience.  Maybe when I retire, I too will be that lucky.  What we don’t see, when we call them lucky, is that we all have access to that, if we only choose.

Jumping ahead a little to give you the punch line, you can see why you experience the most value when you start from the light level and work your way through its transformation into verbs and nouns.  The distributive possibility in working at the light level of value is to experience the value at all three levels of perceived reality – light, verb, and noun.  This cannot be done if one starts from the noun level, as I will soon show you.  Starting from the light level, you experience the infinite possibilities and the power in being in relationship with what most fills you.  You can then choose to be in relationship with the development of specific dimensions of this infinite, experiencing the abundance in working with its development over time in many relationships.  This is also a direct experience of value, at the verb level.  Finally, you can choose the moment of overlapping verbs, to choose the noun level moment in space-time where the need is satisfied in an exchange.  You also perceive value in that exchange.  Thus, the point is that the value to distribute is much greater when you both recognize all three levels of value (light, verb, noun), and when you start from abundance instead of from scarcity.

The distributive question brings us to a moment of formal description of what is happening at the light level of value.  You have an experience of something that begins to fill you as you experience its greater possibility.  This simple description contains a formulation.  The something you experience changes.  It increases from one level (X1) to another (X2).  The difference you experience is the change in that something (dX).  The change you perceive happens through development over a period of time, from one time (t1) to another (t2).  The time elapsed between the two is the time to develop, in relationship, the new something you saw (dt).  In this development is all the possibility that you saw still living in what you saw (dp).  This leads to the formalization of the value experienced at the light level as:

Value(light) = dX/dt/dp

This formulation shows that whoever brings in more possibility at the light level, more development and relationship at the verb level, and more need-satisfaction at the noun level perceives more value.  This puts a premium, at the light level, in seeing the value, being the value, doing the value, and having the value – wealth comes from all four at the same time.  This is completely different than wealth coming from who has the most.

The possibility-light level also shows why the maxim of the one who gives the most, receives the most.  This maxim refers to the giving of the experience of the light value, in three different ways. First, to give of the light value, you have to be in the light value.  You have to be the creative person we just described, who lives in the space of the value potential.  Living in the relationship to the light level of value is where you receive great value.  Opening that experience to others, by giving more fully, opens you to that experience.  Second, you receive more fully by experiencing how the creative light manifests in others, those moments of creativity and possibility that so fill you.  The third way referred to by this maxim is more indirect.  As you open yourself to giving more fully, by our own relationship to the light level of value, you begin to experience it more fully everywhere.  Thus, giving more fully opens up three doors to value, through you own direct experience in the giving, through the direct experience in the other, and through the broader experience everywhere around you.

[1] Orland Bishop describes money from this perspective.  “All modes of exchange have to have intention for them to work, with an agreement between two or more people to be useful.  The mode of exchange is the process of agreement that allows us to utilize this particular thing imbued with the substance of intention.  It begins with the human capacity to give intention.  From that intention sparks a reality that allows something else to come back” (Teague, 2010).  This description makes explicit the manifestation of: light as will – the intention; light as relationship – the agreement; and light as thought – speaking the agreement

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