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Reversal of Oscillation in Action-PH1

The oscillation here seems to be about the locus of control. Do you feel that this action lies within yourself and is initiated at your discretion, or is it dependent on another or generated by something in the environment? Do you have full control over whether or not you act, or is your action provoked or imposed?

This polarization is captured here as:
internal (ODD) v external (EVEN).


Movements-L1 are naturally produced and controlled internally by your personal volition.

However: If a normally voluntary bodily movement is forced on you by someone or externally imposed by a machine, then this is usually about taking you through a procedure to help you learn or understand something.


Conversion: You are still in the realm of Action-PH1, but an externally imposed bodily movement takes the form of a procedure-L2.


Procedures-L2 are naturally devised to meet some demand or serve an agreed system and so adherence is controlled externally by whoever has the authority to do so. When following a procedure, you are taking advantage of the work that went into its creation and do not wish to alter it.

However: If you are going to reject external controls and insist on your personal internal decision about the procedure, then you must have a clear image of the exact steps that you are going to be taking.


ConversionFollowing a procedure that is internally controlled depends on images and visualization-L2 in realm of inner Experience-PH4.


Techniques-L3 are developed to be internalized as a system for use in specific situations. The decision to activate and use them is yours, and so control is internal.

However: You may allow another to decide what technique is to be used at a particular moment, and let yourself follow their instructions on its application. This external control occurs when there is a need for a particular desirable outcome that is more or less guaranteed by the alien technique.


ConversionUsing a technique given externally occurs to produce an optimal outcome or strategic objective-L2, which is in the realm of Purpose-PH6.


Responses-L4 are developed and applied in the face of evolving complex situations. Situations are immensely varied and call for varying responses and so we possess and draw upon a repertoires. Control is located within the situation and so classed as external.

However: If you can sense the determinants of a response coming from within yourself, and occurring even if the situation no longer demands it, then it must be because you believe in its necessity or desirability.


ConversionResponding within a repertoire that is internally determined (i.e. not specifically required by a situation) demands Willingness-PH7 in the form of believing-L2.


Intervening-L5 is based on a personal appraisal of some complex situation on the basis of your goals and with a view to likely consequences. So the locus of control is internal.

However: If an intervention is forced upon you or you experience it as externally demanded—then it must flow from the way you are conceptualizing the situation. Instead of automatically applying your usual paradigm to govern what you do, you look deeper. You discover that the situation is a paradigm case in a paradigm that you know little about, but which you cannot ignore.


Conversion: Intervention that is externally controlled occurs when applying an alien paradigm to conceptualize-L2 the situation, and this means Inquiry-PH2.


Choice-L6 is a matter of committing and that is naturally constrained by pressures like personal circumstances, time, opportunity, views of others &c. So although you know it is your choice, the locus of control is experienced as external. (This is one of the arguments against the existence of freedom.)

However: If a choice is internally determined regardless of external pressures, then it must be because you have chosen to make a specific change, i.e. form a state, without much concern for the likely consequences.


ConversionChoice that is internally determined is formation-L2 within Change-PH3.


Being spontaneous-L7 is naturally an internal matter because it is a way of being yourself.

However: If spontaneity seems externally controlled because it is a demand from another person or one you impose on yourself, then anything you do becomes a signal that you have accepted that control.


ConversionExternally-driven spontaneity is a form of Communication-PH5, specifically a signal-L2.

Summary of the Results of Forcing a Reversal

L Entity Name Oscillation Conversion on Forcible Reversal
New Element Primary Hierarchy
7 Spontaneity Internal
signal-L2 in PH5-Communication
6 Choice External
formation-L2 in PH3-Change
5 Intervention Internal
concept-L2 in PH2-Inquiry
4 Response External
believing-L2 in PH7-Willingness
3 Technique Internal
strategic objective-L2 in PH6-Purpose
2 Procedure External
image-L2 in PH4-Experience
1 Movement (bodily) Internal
procedure-L2 in PH1-Action

Last Amended:  22-Jul-2013; 17-Apr-2015.

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