In your own psychosocial reality (your willingness, purposes, experiences &c.) in order to bring about a change in the shared empirical reality. There is a necessary interpenetration of these two realities that results in a personal experience of entanglement.
As you bring something new into existence, empirical reality re-shapes in response i.e. reality as perceived by others, and as persists after your withdrawal or loss of interest, alters. Your own psychosocial reality also changes markedly during the creative process through an assimilation of a portion of empirical reality. That shared reality (existing apart from you) influences what you do and how you think more than usual. It soon comes to embody your goals and expectations. It affects how you feel and relate to yourself. It eats your life. This is neither good nor bad: it just requires handling.
Entanglement is essential and unavoidable, and it is handled by interactions that bypass a Level. There are five possible interactions, but is not appropriate: so in practice there are four. They deal with:
It could make more sense to think this through by going up the system: i.e. you make the, then you determine the , then you ensure , and then you are ready to face the . However, entanglement has a way of creeping up on you, starting with awareness of the , and that is how it is explored below.
Why is missing?
has no direct relevance to or to , nor is there any direct reciprocal influence. You either can and do manage or you don't. There is no «try». You either find a new solution or you don't. There will be indirect influence, of course: via the or via the .
The interplay ofand is evident in changes in your usual thinking and behaviour. You may become absent-minded or ignore obligations. You could feel pressured and emotionally disrupted. You will unavoidably use self-defining paradigms and values and may then find they do not work. Seeing a need for new perspectives, you may start to doubt your previous beliefs. Considering a puzzling issue from a new perspective requires that it become yours to be effectively used. You may start dreaming about the project and associating it with irrelevant everyday events. In any case, the demands of the unknown are irresistible: you find yourself caught up in a myriad of ways and obliged to follow clues and insights wherever they lead you.
This Channel is named: Experiential Entanglement.
In regard to the past, commitment forces you to engage with value systems, historical events, political realities, places, even specific people. Possibly you do not wish to investigate or be involved with some aspects. However, your grasp of the past and present is used by others in making judgements. In addition, to alter any social dimension requires you to become part of the relevant social situation, like it or not. Your personal views are irrelevant in this effort: the challenge simply demands it of you. Although many aspects of the past—your society or discipline or organization—are probably embedded within you, getting into the necessary details can be practically difficult or simply exhausting.
This Channel is named: Social Entanglement.
Entanglement is not always comfortable, from both subjective and objective viewpoints. It can be so overwhelming and exhausting that Level and directly activate the energies of . There are four possible direct Channels here, but two are not appropriate.may even wilt. It is therefore reinforcing if can bypass that
Any evidence of your creative insights being put to practical application is naturally persuasive. Such success provides encouragement for you as well as for others. At the same time, supporters (at least yourself) should be encouraging you to apply your new insights, even if they are controversial.
This Channel is named: Provide Encouragement.
By managing the project well, you are on top of plans and costs, and have relevant information about processes and outcomes. So it becomes easy to select and highlight something that will excite people or be a cause for celebration. Looked at the other way: there are many things that clamour for management time, and developments that become a focus of attention for any reason demand your attention. Otherwise there is the potential for embarrassment e.g. a failure to capitalize on the event or to bring it under control.
This Channel is named: Use Selectivity.
This is inappropriate because until you to the new insight, you cannot highlight it with confidence.
This is inappropriate because management of the project is wholly unpersuasive without mediation by or some .
The heart of entanglement is your
When Level.and interact, the result is an entanglement with observable parameters. The project is dynamic and its parameters may need adjusting. If the phenomena relevant to conviction are not continually monitored and objectively considered, then is liable to become wishy-washy or overwhelming and out of control. and must be specific and make both rational and emotional sense, not just create a feel-good effect. and require specifications whose ramifying practical implications should be acceptable. and must produce a dispassionate account whose value is relevant for you. All these things affect the scope of your —its nature, extent and limits—independently of the vagaries of in the intervening
This Channel is named: Monitor Scope.
Entanglement is partly based on the intensity of your Centres. It occurs here, at the lowest point of the Tree.and . As a result, it can be far easier to take on a challenge than to abandon it: even if sometimes you should for your own good or the good of others. However, choice of entanglement, and therefore the choice to disentangle, occurs a long way away from these emotional dominating
is a key factor in accepting entanglement. This is not just a matter of your autonomy, because anyone can be swept up by enthusiastic energies that are typically poorly understood and almost impossible to control. You have to to maintain your identity and balance given the potential consequences of giving in to enthusiasm.
Being a devil's advocate can be life-saving. You either support your enthusiastic state or undermine it: by applying your own( ), by making your own ( ), by heeding your ( ), by providing your own ( ), and so on. The end result may be to reassure, condone, prod, promote or defend your enthusiasm. Alternatively, you may impede, frustrate, warn, dampen, dissuade, inject doubt or otherwise undermine it.
This Channel is named: Play Advocate.
You must also look at all developments in a critical way if you are to retain any control over your entanglement in the creative project. The highlighted development may not be all it appears on the surface. Furthermore it may have implications that generate doubts of various sorts: ethical, commercial or scientific. The application of standards to specific events to justify entanglement (or disentanglement) is a matter of. Again, this means the deliberate and independent use of all components: from down to .
This Channel is named: Develop Critiques.
The most difficult thing in the world seems to be to disentangle from a creative situation—a relationship, a job, a cause, a commitment—that has reached the end of its life or has gone irremediably wrong. This framework reveals that the issue is primarily a matter of autonomy, of as an independent-minded person. You must bypass previous and recognize the need to refocus your .
Originally posted: 9-Mar-2012