42112. Backtracking Identities
 When talking about identities or  valences, many listeners associate this topic with 'multiple personalities disorder' or schizophrenic behavior in general.
However, these much ridiculized  forms of identity-switching are just extreme versions of what 'normal'  persons of the un-cleared kind are doing many times during the course of a 'normal' day without being aware of it.
What stands out in the extreme form  is the switching of entire _sets_ of identities; sets, that seem to  contradict each other in a dramatic way, manifesting without apparent external motivation and in a very short time. It is this extremeness that is drawing the attention and the puzzlement of the  observer.
On a smaller scale, however, a  person that is being pulled over by a cop for speeding, is typically switching its identity sets nearly as fast as a 'schizophrenic'  person.
And, on an even smaller scale,  persons use different identities all the time when they talk to their boss at  work, to their spouse at home, to a stranger they meet on the street, when  speaking in front of a small group of persons, or when speaking to a large group of persons.
Moreover, most personalities are not  experiencing emotions in a self-determined way. They are 'being  carried away' by identities that are stuck on exactly that emotional level which is then being experienced by the person.
As with everything in this Universe,  'identities' have been created at some time and in some place. They  have been created by the Being itself and can therefore be addressed via  processes executed by the very Being that created it.

Since there are chains of  identities, working through such sequences of identities can be called 'backtracking identities'.

There was originally no intention of  presenting detailed instructions or descriptions of processes as such in this  'Little Purple Notebook Of How To Escape From This Universe' since there are  already large collections of processes readily available in the  public domain, notably on the Internet.

Exceptions are being made only for  processes that the author cannot find anywhere else and for those processes  that exist but which are not always recognized as such, as it is the  case with the 'Nirvana Process', for example.
In general, processes do not 'run'  when the person is not ready for them. Someone reading about entity handling without having awareness of entities is not likely to  restimulate case by reading about processes for handling entities.
'Backtracking identities' could  potentially be run by anybody - with or without experience in running processes.
For this reason, it should be  pointed out that 'processing' should be learned step-by-step, starting with easy examples that are not prone to stir up heavy stuff. The  processor should be familiar with the most important remedies for problems that may  occur. Just as an example, the processor should have already worked out his  or her most effective 'havingness process'.
Even with experience in training as  presented by the  'Transformational Processing' series of F.A. Funch or by the 'Self-Clearing Handbook' of 'The Pilot', it is a very good
idea  to be sure to have access to a professional processor _before_ engaging in  any adventures with exotic processes that are presented isolated from comprehensive and premeditated 'programmes' (sometimes called 'bridges').
With this in mind, here is a look at  the birth of an identity:

when life is going along just fine,  there is usually no
reason to change anything. However, if there is a dramatic
change of events, the person may be prompted to  change
its approach to life in an equally dramatic way.
The typical case is that of a  significant loss such as the death of a close friend or the failure in  providing the means for livelihood, such as the loss of a job or larger amounts of money.
The most dramatic loss a Being can  experience on its  way through this Universe, is the death of its 'own' body.  Most major identity changes are prompted by this confrontation with 'death',  even if it is only a 'near-death' experience.
'Backtracking identities' can  therefore be used to plot the sequence of identity changes over the course of past  lives. Such a table is called a 'line plot' and it will always produce a  circular pattern. In other words, the sequence of identities is _repeating_ itself.

This repetition can be likened to a  rotating wheel: every point on the wheel will eventually touch ground again  - every identity will be manifested in this Universe again -
unless the  circle is broken.
Since the Being loses power with  every turn of the circular arrangement of identities, a better picture than the  wheel would be a 'dwindling spiral'.  If the power threatens to vanish completely, the Being may break out of the wheel  altogether, and will then typically enter just yet another circular arrangement in a  completely different paradigm.
The act of 'Escaping From This  Universe' could be also formulated as 'breaking out of the wheels of existences in a  self-determined and conscious way'.
In many cases, the pattern of  identity shifts during a life-time _mirrors_ the shifts over lifetimes - the 'line  plot'. This is a 'fractal' phenomenon in which the larger picture repeats  itself in a smaller scale.
Therefore, backtracking identities  (or perhaps better: identity shifts) can give important clues about the 'big picture'.
The process itself looks innocent enough:

It is neither necessary nor  advisable to examine the exact act of switching at this point (yet). After all, the switch  of identity was most often prompted by a heavy traumatic incident and  the _new_ identity is generally _less_ powerful than the previous one.
The previous identity should be  fully recovered ('rehabilitated') first. This is a most pleasant and joyfull enterprise!
After recovery, it would be tempting  to look at the 'switch' of identities again that led to the less powerful identity.

However, the previous identity had  been abandoned because of an overwhelm and may not be strong enough to  confront the specifics of the situation even now - years or eons  later.
Before examining switches, the  identity prior to the previous identity should be recovered first by the same process.
But again, the switching itself is  not asked for in the backtracking process itself and is better addressed as a much later step in a 'mini-programme' that covers not only the switching  but also the prompting situations and, very importantly, the opposing  identities that are catalyzing the synthesis of the 'brand-new'  identity.
'Backtracking identities' can lead  to incredible experiences in a very short of time. In especially, it will not  only bring up 'past lives' in just a few iterations but it can also break  through 'dwindling spirals' themselves.
Therefore, a couple of words about  'past lives' and 'evolution' seems in order.
If one looks at a point a wheel,  there is an upward movement towards the top and a downwards movement towards the ground.
If the current life is on the  'upswing' part, looking back to 'past lives' would yield an 'improving'  picture.
This is the illusion of  evolution.
It does not consider the downswing  (which is extremely difficult to confront) and it does not look at _prior_  turns of the wheel.
From this viewpoint, it is  impossible to perceive _preceding_ wheels that occured within completely different paradigms.
Therefore, even persons who are able  to look back to their past lives, either with a natural ability or with the  help of modern 'processes', are often unable to perceive the  wheels within other lifeforms.
From that perspective, life  _appears_ as an evolutionary process and lifeforms as animals, for example, are not  perceived as even being possible.
Ironically, many persons who are  able to perceive past lives are then making the very same mistake that  persons make who don't perceive any past lives at all: just because _they_ cannot perceive them, they declare them impossible altogether.
The problem of 'past life recall' is  compounded by the circumstance that time itself is an illusion and a very  individual and subjective perception.
A 'random' past life recall can  yield a host of contradictionary information for the following reasons:

Now, where does repetitive  backtracking of identities is leading to in the end?
This question will most certainly  have a different answer for every Being.
But there appears to be a  'break-away point', first postulated by Gotamo Siddharto (now known as the 'Buddha'), at  which a Being recognizes the compulsive and circular sequence of  identities it has been engaging in for countless eons.
At this point the Being recognizes  that in all that time it had never been truly touched by any of this - its core  has been, is now, and will always remain outside time and space, beyond life and death.
The Being has now the ultimate  choice: to continue to observe the spectacle of the games in this Universe and  to proceed meddling with all this, or to just enjoy itself the way it
really 'is'.
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