Residual phantom thinking are thoughts born from our habits of thinking. Everything we do or get will be drawn from thoughts we predominantly use in our daily lives.
Defined outcome: inner clarity
Core of residual phantom thinking is inner clarity. It’s like when we have thinking pattern for a period of time, let’s say few days. Cluster of thoughts we create with that I call residual afterthought. This residual afterthought brings forth a hum uprooting in the mind-body forming emotions, amplifying beliefs and creating tiny habit-pattern changes in daily lives.
“Tiny” changes that hum created are most challenging of all because they present themselves only when pointed to by someone from the outside world (like friends, family, co-workers) or you simply (but very unlikely at the beginning) become aware of them by yourself.
One of these “tiny” changes I’ve felt when started to do things in unusual manner. I would politely break conversation and tell, from the bottom of my heart, to the person in front something nice about him or her. Nowadays I do it all the time. What this creates is clarity of emotions between two people. It is like magic. It feels like our inner clarity is upgraded.
In that sense, inner clarity is something that comes when personal hum is more potent than noise we get from outside or clutter-noise from the inside. Problems inner clarity puts before us is that it needs peaceful environment and calm mind.
About hum and noise
1) Finer distinctions: noisy problems and humming your way out
In our “objective reality” we like to describe everything from the outside as noise and hum as everything from deep within. Truth is more of a fine distinction between the two.
Lets see how.
- Someone tell’s us we are stupid, unreasonable, ugly and we automatically believe him
- Car breaks down and we start blaming circumstances, mechanic or fate
- Feeling sorry for our self
- Feeling out of control
- Feeling powerless
- Feeling trapped
Results of negative hum:
- I did this real good
- I’m proud of myself
- Feeling grateful for life
- Acting naturally
- Doing something for someone not asking anything in return
- Taking responsibility for EVERYTHING in our life
Results of positive hum:
|Feelings of||create||that makes you|
|Wealth||Do things & become|
Understanding the noise
You know, we humans developed over centuries. Our mind and body functions developed from reacting to planning and acting. But even if our life is not defined by constant threat for survival, we have security instinct embedded deep in our animal part of brain.
I presume you heard this before but one ‘aha moment’ that intrigued me was that people on a basic, animal level are also addicted to human interaction.
Only way to understand a noise is to understand a way it has so strong influence on us. So, one primordial instinct is embedded deep in our subconscious mind. As we mentioned it is our survival instinct. This adrenaline infused sensation can settle any dispute in our head and turn instinctual animal in us. Fearless and focused. But also can paralyze us not to do any action at all (freeze up). You know what I’m talking about.
Noise confuses animal in us and we resort to one thing we know, secure environment we know how to handle. That’s called conformity. Noise makes us complacent (comfortable) because hum we developed is not strong enough to counteract insecurity (uncertainty).
Hum: two sides of one coin
Real life example of very powerful hum is awkward silence. It is awkward because it’s a rare opportunity hum is more potent than noise. This type of hum is neglected by general population and in today’s world of marketing and hard sell it is discouraged to be found. People who are in control of their clarity and hum are of strong will (hard to sell people). They are simply more aware.
Hum, and awkward silence in particular are somewhat disturbing when experienced for the first time or on very rare occasions. Common sense dictates to break that silence right away.
Personally, I don’t do it any more. If I’m alone with my extraordinary mind it can tell me some wonderful things. Like one day I was home sitting before my computer staring at the blank spot on the wall, thinking about all failures in my life. Emotional state was deteriorating fast. When I snapped back and focused on things I’m proud of, conscious ‘control’ was created. Several small ideas came to my mind how to write an article you are reading right now. Awkward silence ‘for the win’
If I were to talk to someone and awkward silent moment jumped in, no more sudden need is met to break it. My reasoning is if I listen to hum from another person I’m opening myself to them. This emotional connection is kind of like when we adults communicate with babies. I don’t talk to babies, that would be insane but communication is not lacking in any sense. Weird faces anyone, boo, boo…
Awkward silence from personal experience
I remember the first time experiencing this ‘awkward silence’. It happened like a swarm, immediate outburst of limiting, homophobic and very unpleasant thoughts and feelings that surged through me. Insecurities with a mix of low self esteem, bad combo:
- “Oh no, I’m gay if I connect emotionally with another man.” or
- “Oh no, I’m cheating my girlfriend if I connect with another girl.”
- “Oh no,…” and so on
This simply is not true. Trust yourself. You can control your thoughts, actions and emotions all day long, for years even but strong, resonating and undeniable force of hum will overpower you. Awkward silence is your friend, listen to it, maybe you’ll discover a genius that you already are.
2) Humming sound
One day in a conversation with a friend he asked me how would I describe a hum. My answer to that is simple, Didgeridoo. Sound from this instrument is so powerful, calming and deep. This is something as I sometimes hear hum in my mind.
3) Someone else’s hum
How environmental hum affects yours:
- If hum from outside resonates with you, everything you do (actions) is multiplied (doesn’t matter if its good or bad)
- If someone else’s hum is in total disharmony with you it will act as repellent. Everything around and on some level disharmony will emerge. -> discouraging environment
Note: We already wrote about harmony and disharmony here so I won’t go into details.
Two effects mentioned previously are played on a subconscious level. And only one thing you have to remember about it - hum is like a low frequency sound (bass). You can hear it and even feel it but you don’t know from which direction it comes from. Your assignment is to:
- Fine-tune yourself to hum
- Listen to what it says
4) Do you need control?
Try this (I use this all the time):
- provoke small action-habit change (e.g. use everything in daily life with non dominant hand, I’m right handed so it’s my left hand)
- monitor thoughts and become aware of actions (what do you feel and think about how you perceive your actions – clumsy, awkward, funny, simple, hard)
- monitor your environment reactions to newly created changes (are they amazed, supportive, make fun of you, laugh at you, help you do it, try to understand it-change)
- actively engage in creating distractions for anything (or anyone) not related to the matter at hand. Goal is that nobody asks you “why are you doing this?” (inner clarity is more potent if you don’t have to put in words what you’re doing)
- create small iterations (and don’t use it all the time)
Why? Because small iterations:
- do not produce noise you and everyone else can hear, just hum (result: subconscious is cleared of clutter)
- cannot be rejected by your conscious mind (result: doubts and limiting beliefs are bypassed)
- tend to be easier to implement on day to day basis (result: feels like easy to do)
(be aware of common mistake: ”ah, it’s easy, so I don’t have to do it”)
Why would I spend my energy on this residual phantom thinking
Because you are already spending it. Same as with a law of attraction, if you are not aware of using it, someone else will use it to sway you to their own cause, direction or goal.
Difference I was confused about was between residual phantom thinking and hum. I came to realize that hum is a material manifestation of thinking. Residual phantom thinking is only a recurring thought in daily life but hum is real decision before act (defined only after act). Some see hum as a strong intention before acting and this is correct only if something is done (acted upon). For example if you have strong intention to workout but don’t do it, your strong intention is wasted energy and most likely will be transformed to noise if you reproach yourself afterwords.
So, hum is something we get from doing, and doing comes from residual phantom thinking.
Noise can create hum too. This is when we feel angry, anxious, depressed and cheated. All of this happens because we ignore control over our lives. Noise can also produce inspiration, conviction, sexual tension and delirious states (football games, baby born, “Merry Christmas” anyone ) but this type of noise is shamelessly used in marketing today (dogs in commercials, smiling happy people in a commercial for pills/drugs, smoky happiness, sugar happy people are dancing with joy).
Develop your hum and everything negative mentioned in previous paragraph you will become immune to.
Ramblings of a man
At the beginning I said awareness is only a word without action and I stand by it. After all said we also can see that awareness of thoughts is a good thing. Not if you create discrepancies and noise (clutter).
In case of clutter it’s better not to be aware of surroundings until you develop your inner awareness. Inner awareness is sometimes called subconscious awareness. Some call it clarity of mind. Both descriptions are true. One enigma in my head still is there is no way to know if this awareness (clarity) is a cause or an effect. One is certain though, hum can be cause and effect dependent of level of awareness.
How about you
Tell us your story! Leave a comment or send it via mail.
Do you/can you hear a little mumbling/humming voice?
How do you handle it?
What does it tell you?
Is it created consciously or by default (autopilot life)?
Be aware and develop your hum