Personal Pivotal Needs  And Subconscious As A Mighty Idiot

So as we get deeper into building a new blueprint and discovering the powerful masterpiece that is within, we consider our Personal Pivotal Needs. And we begin to understand some things about the subconscious mind. For one thing, the subconscious is a savant.

But a savant is defined by The Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a person of learning; especially one with detailed knowledge in some specialized field such as of science or literature. And while we know that the subconscious is a tremendous storehouse of data, we also know it does not process that information nor make any assessment or evaluation of it.

The subconscious does not reason or have power of discernment. Whatever thoughts and ideas the conscious mind accepts as true are accepted without question by the subconscious. Once accepted these ideas become beliefs and the subconscious marshals its immense resources to bring them into physical reality.

The Old Blueprint Needs an Upgrade

Thus our current circumstances have been unconsciously dictated by our past thoughts and beliefs. This is the Old Blueprint we are in the process of redrawing as we develop our Definite Major Purpose (DMP). Fortunately we can influence this powerful subconscious mind and bend it to our will.

If we can impress upon it a very clear picture of our deepest desires, and infuse those ideas with powerful emotion, we can establish new beliefs (the new Blueprint). Once that’s done we turn it over to “subby” and it’s game over! Your new beliefs will direct your actions and create your new reality. You will by now be familiar with Cause and Effect and the four boxes Mark J so eloquently describes.

The Subconscious As An Idiot Savant

The subconscious can be likened to an idiot savant or a person with savant syndrome. According to Wikipedia savant syndrome “is a condition in which a person demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal. These are often people with neurodevelopmental disorders or who have suffered a serious neurological injury. The most dramatic examples of savant syndrome occur in individuals who score very low on IQ tests, while demonstrating exceptional skills or brilliance in specific areas, such as rapid calculation, art, memory, or musical ability.

For instance a blind 13-year-old named Tom Wiggins was able to listen one time to a piece played on the piano and then immediately play it himself, in the same manner as described for the young Mozart. However, Wiggins could also perform this feat—but with two songs at a time!

Tom could play a piece with his back to the piano and could play one song with his right hand, another song with his left, and sing a third at the same time.

Wiggins is also said to have had a remarkable ability to mimic nearly every sound he heard. It was claimed that he could perfectly reproduce the sound of any animal.

Put This Power of the Subconscious Mind To Work For You

The examples of the savants demonstrates the immediate power of the subconscious when unleashed. In effect this silent force within you is essentially “dumb as a post” but immensely powerful and effective.  You can put it to work to manifest whatever you desire. But it takes hard mental labour to direct it so it helps create what you want.

You are in the process of planting the seeds that will produce that which you sow. Just as the farmer plants his wheat or corn or nightshade and receives back exactly what he planted, so too will you reap the produce of the beliefs you plant in your subconscious mind. Make them what you really want.

The trick is to stop letting the means or methods available to you right now, determine or design the life you want to live in the future.

Personal Pivotal Needs

In this weeks lesson we are introduced to the concept of Personal Pivotal Needs (PPN’s). Recognizing these needs within ourselves is fundamental to really discovering our “Dharma” or Definite Major Purpose (DMP). They are what drives us and are absolutely oxygen for our souls. There are many such needs but we learn about what are considered the seven most important ones.

Being really clear on your two most basic Personal Pivotal Needs will be extremely helpful to you as you develop your DMP and the new you. So look them up in a dictionary, give some thought to your deepest desires and identify what drives you by aligning you goals with your PPN’s. Here are short summaries of each I like. Your definitions or interpretations may be different.

Personal Pivotal Needs

  • Autonomy– being accountable to none other than yourself; having the freedom to come and go when and where it pleases you
  • Helping Others– being in service to others without expectation of reciprocity or personal gain
  • Legacy– that which you leave to family and/or society and for which you will be remembered as having made beneficial contributions
  • Liberty– having the resources and time enabling one to have or do those things or activities most desired in life
  • Recognition For Creative Expression– being recognized as a creator of ideas, literature, music, business or products of benefit to at least certain segments of society
  • Spiritual Growth– developing an understanding of who you are, what your purpose is and living your life in complete harmony with the universal spirit that is within you. In many cases dedicating your life to helping others grow spiritually
  • True Health– attaining the highest possible level of physical, mental and spiritual health

 May the Power be Yours,

Personal Pivotal Needs Terry Neraasen



P.S. See what a difference a year makes. Have a look at Week 2 from 2015.

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Terrence Neraasen

Just consider me a Boomer with no need or desire to retire. I'm constantly learning and striving for excellence. My passions are Family and the natural world to which I dedicate myself and all my efforts.

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Cathy Miles - 2016-10-09

What an interesting read. I had not heard about the savant syndrome before. Tim Wiggins’s abilities are remarkable. Thank you for sharing your definitions of the PPNs. They are clear, concise and helpful. I’ll have to bookmark this page for future reference. Keep up the good work and enjoy the journey!

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-10-09

    Cathy I just had to check out the Savant comment Davene made on the webinar and in the notes. I was struck by the similarity of the amazing powers of the so called idiot savants and those of the subconscious mind. Whether or not the definitions of the PPN’s are accurate, having them at least listed I thought was useful. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to read and comment.

Nicki Goff - 2016-10-09

Terry, Thanks for the clear definitions of the PPN’s. One for me was very clear, but the second was almost a toss-up. Love your diagram of oak acorn to tree – the power of knowing that all we can be resides within us already.

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-10-10

    Aha you definitely got that concept. Thanks for visiting and commenting also. Looking forward to your thoughts as you proceed down this path.

Dennis - 2016-10-13

Thanks for the reminder not to let the method available currently influence my intentions to achieve my true desires, Terry. It’s a challenge to think in terms of “unlimited” potential… but I’m working on it daily, thanks to the MKE course and your guidance…

    Terrence Neraasen - 2016-10-13

    Oh yeah that is a huge challenge. Figuring out what’s a huge stretch but not an off the wall fairy tale can be tough. A conflict for us business types is also choosing what we really want when we can’t see how that’s gonna get us to our financial goals. When the two align we are off and running.


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