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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Audio Sessions & Video Chapters.................. 4 Telling a Story............................................... 27
Universal Storylines...................................... 28
Introduction.................................................... 5 Secrets to Successful Action Plans................ 28
Welcome.......................................................... 5
Future Mapping Steps..................................... 6 Creating a 3-Day
Quick Start Guide............................................ 7 Future Mapping Chart.................................. 30
About the Authors........................................... 9 Step 1: Prepare............................................... 30
Step 2: Future................................................ 31
How to Gain the Most Benefit...................... 10 Step 3: Present............................................... 32
Follow the Progressive Design...................... 10 Step 4: Story.................................................. 33
Engage Your Imagination.............................. 10 Step 5: Action................................................ 34
Learn with a Partner or Group....................... 10 Step 6: Ignition.............................................. 35
Use Guided Audio Sessions
for Creating Charts........................................ 10 Creating a Daily Future Mapping Chart........ 36
Use Your Paraliminal Making Someone Happy Every Day............. 36
Session Effectively.........................................11 How a Daily Chart Differs............................ 36
Take Advantage of Fast Finish Sessions....... 12 Prioritize Your Day to Get Started................. 37
Commit to the 90-Day Challenge.................. 12 Future Mapping Steps for Daily Chart.......... 38
Use the Checklists......................................... 12 Paul’s Daily Chart......................................... 39

How Future Mapping Works......................... 13 Creating a 3-Week


A Whole-Mind Process................................. 13 Future Mapping Chart.................................. 40
The Power of Altruism.................................. 14 Tips to Guide You.......................................... 40
Mechanism of Future Mapping..................... 15 Future Mapping Steps................................... 42
Paul’s 3-Week Chart...................................... 43
Learning the Basics...................................... 16
Exercise: Preparing a Chart........................... 16 Enrich Your Results...................................... 44
Exercise: Future Happiness Sense and Respond
and Present State........................................... 17 to the Emerging Future.................................. 44
Exercise: The Gift and Baby Step................. 18 Use Blind Spots to
Tips for Interpreting Images and Words........ 19 Overcome Resistance.................................... 45
Access Your Genius Code............................. 46
Developing More Core Skills........................ 20 The 90-Day Challenge................................... 47
Telling a Story:
Self-Introduction Exercise............................. 20 More Future Mapping Applications.............. 48
Masanori’s Self-Introduction......................... 22 Group Future Mapping Process..................... 48
Tips for Exploring the Wavy Line................. 22 Telling Your Story to Others.......................... 48
Interpreting Ideas: Activation Method for PhotoReading........... 50
Name Association Exercise........................... 23
Using Future Mapping in Your Life............... 53
Guidelines to Create Effective Charts.......... 25 Quick Tips Guide........................................... 53
Setting Your Intentions.................................. 25 Various Checklists ........................................ 54
Task vs. Goal................................................. 25
Outrunning Your Internal Editor................... 26 Tools for Lifelong Learning........................... 61
Who Do You Make Happy?.......................... 26
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AUDIO SESSIONS & VIDEO CHAPTERS
1 – Getting Started (64 Mins) 6 – Dynamically Steer Your Life (60 Mins)
1 Introduction 1 3-Month Future Mapping Chart
2 Origin of Future Mapping 2 The Emerging Future
3 6-Step Process 3 Enriching Your Results
4 Using Your Course 4 Group Future Mapping Process
5 First Practice Series 5 Telling Your Story
6 The Gift 6 90-Day Challenge
7 Finding Meaning 7 Guided Session for 3-Day and
8 A Baby Step Longer Charts (18 min)

2 – Developing Core Skills (47 Mins) 7 – Future Mapping Paraliminal (26 Mins)
1 Bypassing Limitations 1-4 Future Mapping Paraliminal
2-3 Self-Introduction Exercise
8 – Fast Finish Sessions (56 Mins)
4-5 Exploring the Wavy Line
6 Name Association Exercise 1 Fast Finish Introduction
7 Preparing 3-Day Chart 2 Getting Started
3 Developing Core Skills
3 – Creating a 3-Day Future Mapping Chart 4 Creating a 3-Day Future
(65 Mins) Mapping Chart
1 Embracing Confusion
9 – Fast Finish Sessions (43 Mins)
2 Step 1: Prepare
3 Step 2: Future, Step 3: Present 1 Creating a Daily Future
4 Step 4: Story Mapping Chart
5 Step 5: Action 2 Creating a 3-Week Future
6 Step 6: Ignition Mapping Chart
3 Dynamically Steer Your Life
4 – Creating a Daily Future Mapping Chart
(49 Mins)
1 Noticing Feedback
Future Mapping Live Video (Approx. 2 Hrs)
2 Prioritizing Your Day
3 Happy Person and Gift Chapter 1 Origin of Future Mapping
4 Wavy Line, Action, and Ignition Chapter 2 Masanori’s Self-Introduction
5 Daily Guidance and Serendipity Chapter 3 Creating a Story –
6 Guided Session for Daily Chart Making Someone Happy
(13 min) Chapter 4 Creating an Action Plan
Chapter 5 Altruism: The Mechanism of
5–C
 reating a 3-Week Future Mapping Chart Future Mapping
(54 Mins) Chapter 6 Q&A: Curiosity, Story, Action,
1 Taking on a Big Task Sense and Respond
2 Step 1: Prepare Chapter 7 Who Do You Make Happy?
3 Step 2: Future, Step 3: Present Chapter 8 How Blind Spots Can
4-5 Step 4: Story Help You
6 Step 5: Action Chapter 9 Dynamic Steering –
7 Step 6: Ignition Sensing and Responding
Chapter 10 Next Steps

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INTRODUCTION

“…prototype the new in order to explore the future by doing, to


create a little landing strip of the future that allows for hands-on
testing and experimentation.”

– C. Otto Scharmer

Welcome
Welcome to Future Mapping! You are about to experience a breakthrough approach to goal
achievement that truly liberates your inner genius and turns your imagination into reality.
Future Mapping combines the unexpected power of altruism and the power of your imagination
in one innovative tool that takes the effort out of achieving goals. And it works equally well for
the smallest task and your most ambitious dream.
Whether you want to execute an important project at home, advance your career skills, achieve
a financial goal, or simply ensure you meet every challenge in your day, Future Mapping will
help you immediately generate ideas, find solutions, and spark creativity in ways that make a
difference in every area of your life.
Future Mapping differs from other goal achievement methods in two fundamental ways.
First, Future Mapping draws on the energy of altruism—an “unselfish regard for the welfare of
others”— to give rise to the unexpressed potential within you. This is not about setting altruistic goals
but instead about using the energy of altruism in a way that eliminates the influence of self-interest
and self-sabotage in your thinking process, revealing more of the hidden resources within you.
Second, Future Mapping uses the technique of imaginative storytelling to help you capture your
conscious and nonconscious thoughts together in one simple tool—a Future Mapping chart.
This whole-mind process reduces interference from your limited conscious mind, helping you
subconsciously accept the achievement of your goal in the future you choose to create, whether
that future is three days, weeks, months, or years from now.
The excitement of your “future self” having already achieved your goal spontaneously motivates
your inner genius in new and wonderful ways, resulting in a unique Future Mapping chart that
reveals a relevant and practical action plan to accomplish your goal.
Future Mapping was created by Japanese teacher and entrepreneur Masanori Kanda and inspired
by techniques from our Genius Code personal learning course. Its brilliance lies in its ability to
help you reliably and effectively access the infinite intelligence that underlies all things and is
seeking to be expressed through you.

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Future Mapping Steps

1 PREPARE
Draw chart, identify a task/goal, and determine
the time line to complete it. Select a person to
make 120% happy, and draw a smiley face.
6 IGNITION
Review gift, create
a title that captures
essence of story
and action plan, and
identify a baby step
Task/Goal: to ignite action.
Title:

Baby Step: Story Subtitle Story Subtitle Story Subtitle Name

5 ACTION
Circle key words of interest in the story, review task/
goal, interpret key words, and create a three-phase
action plan above the wavy line.

Thank you
I feel...
(your name)!
I am happy

3 PRESENT because...

2
Draw face of chosen
person in present FUTURE
situation, and describe Describe the person’s
how and why they are perfectly fulfilled
not happy. happy future and a
gift you receive.

4 STORY
Using your nondominant hand, draw a wavy line
from future to present. Describe points of interest
along the line. Create an imaginative story below
the line about how the chosen person becomes
happy. Subtitle each act or phase of the story.
Present Future

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The 6-step Future Mapping process is carried out elegantly in a single-page chart where you
creatively transform your thinking into concrete action plans—Step 1: Prepare; Step 2: Future;
Step 3: Present; Step 4: Story; Step 5: Action; and Step 6: Ignition.
Each step has various components, and you will learn those as you develop the core skills during
the first basic exercises. They are all quite simple, such as drawing a rectangular box, a wavy line,
and a smiley face; choosing someone or something—real or imaginary—to make happy; telling a
story from your imagination; and gathering hints from your story to develop a plan of action.
You will discover the versatility of Future Mapping as you create a variety of charts to achieve
short-, mid-, and long-range goals important to you. For instance, you can use it as a
brainstorming tool to find an out-of-the-box solution to a costly engineering problem or to create
a concrete action plan for a website launch or business expansion. Or, use it to chart a life-
enhancing change in your personal health, resolve a relationship issue, or map out the next ten
years of your career.

Applications
Daily scheduling Strategic planning Promotions
Scientific inquiry Skill development Branding
Marketing Writing Customer retention
Sales Nonfiction Novels
Meetings Coaching Concept design
Interviews Seminars Logo development
Engineering innovation Lectures Applied research
Ezines Community outreach Websites
Vacation planning Home projects Fitness and health

You will also learn to apply the process to your daily schedule so each day is more effortless and
productive. As you plan your day, you will actually see how to best work with the energy of the
day so you more easily accomplish what you need and want to do.
However you choose to use it, Future Mapping offers you a blueprint for success. So get ready to
liberate your genius!

Quick Start Guide

Begin by Listening to Session 1 – Getting Started


This session includes important concepts you will learn throughout the course and gets you
started with your first practice series. There are six learning sessions in all. Listen in order as you
are guided through the 6-step process of creating your first several Future Mapping charts.

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Preview This Manual
Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the course and how Future Mapping can apply to
every area of your life. Examples of Future Mapping charts help you learn the process and create
your own 3-day, 3-week, and daily charts.

Preview or Review with Fast Finish Sessions


Listen to these high-speed audio sessions either immediately after a learning session or right
before the session. See Page 12 for detailed instructions.

Have Paper and Writing Tools Available to Create Charts


• Blank sheets of letter-size paper or larger are best. As you learn, you may find you can
do some charts on paper as small as a sticky note. If you prefer, you can also draw your
charts on an electronic platform like a tablet, notebook, or computer.
• Pencils or fine-line pens for writing and drawing are best. Multiple colors are
recommended for writing to help express the creativity of your mind.

Use the Future Mapping Paraliminal


Listen to this advanced learning technology after creating your 3-Week Future Mapping Chart in
Session 5, then use it anytime you like thereafter to gain access to the greater resources of your
nonconscious mind. See Page 11 for detailed instructions.

Follow Up with the Future Mapping Live Video


Filmed with Masanori Kanda and Paul Scheele at the North American premiere of Future
Mapping, these video highlights offer additional insights to further your understanding of this
dynamic process.
Watch the nearly 2-hour video in its entirety. Then revisit specific chapters for easy review.

Use the Online Discussion Forum


A moderated online Discussion Forum is available for you to ask questions and interact with
others who are using Future Mapping in their lives. Go to www.LearningStrategies.com/Forum.

Access Coaching Support


When you need assistance with any aspect of your Future Mapping course,
please visit the Discussion Forum at www.LearningStrategies.com/Forum or email
Coaching@LearningStrategies.com.

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About the Authors
Paul R. Scheele
Paul R. Scheele, Ph.D., is co-founder of Learning Strategies, a Minnesota-
based private school and publisher of self-improvement, education, and
health programs established in 1981. He is an innovator in the fields of neuro-
linguistic programming, accelerated learning, and preconscious processing.
For over three decades, Paul’s work has involved him in the latest thinking
on human potential, mental powers, and how to overcome challenges
both personally and professionally. He is a speaker, author, trainer, and
consultant with a passion for guiding people to achieve their full potential.
Paul has designed and developed over 75 programs to stimulate personal and professional
success, including PhotoReading, a unique reading system for processing the written page at
25,000 words a minute, the highly acclaimed Paraliminal learning sessions, and the Genius Code
and Natural Brilliance personal learning courses. He has authored three books: PhotoReading,
Natural Brilliance, and Drop Into Genius. His works, translated into 18 languages, are sold in
185 countries.
Paul received his doctorate in Leadership and Change at Antioch University. He is a Founding
Member of the Transformational Leadership Council, the Founder of the Association of
Transformational Leaders, and Co-Founder of the International Association of Himalayan Yoga
Meditation Societies International.

Masanori Kanda
Masanori Kanda is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, teacher, and
trainer in Japan. Future Mapping was created by Masanori and inspired
by techniques he learned from Paul Scheele and Win Wenger, Ph.D., in
Genius Code.
In fact, Masanori translated, published, promoted, and taught Genius
Code, Natural Brilliance, and PhotoReading in Japan, and he has
attracted more people to PhotoReading than any other instructor. He is an
innovative thinker in many domains and has been the number one-rated
marketing consultant in Japan.
Masanori has excelled as an author in both fiction and nonfiction in business and the arts. His
works include 2022 – Success Principles for the Next Ten Years, 90 Days to Business Riches,
Contagious Word of Mouth, Unlikely Law of Success, The 60-Minute Project that Will Raise
Your Business to the Top, Confessions of Self-Made Millionaires, Melody of Life, and Money and
Justice. He also produced the musical With You and the TV series The Power to Work.
Masanori is founder of the Action Center of Business and Humanity and a consultant to clients
in large corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools, and to
entrepreneurs and professionals in many fields.

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HOW TO GAIN THE MOST BENEFIT

Follow the Progressive Design


Listen to the recordings in sequence. In Session 1 you will learn how Future Mapping developed
and dip into its essential aspects. In Session 2 you build upon core skills that are vital to the
process. Session 3 guides you through the steps of creating your first 3-day Future Mapping chart
for a smaller task or goal. In Session 4 you will learn how to apply Future Mapping to your daily
schedule. In Session 5 you will be guided to create a 3-week chart for a larger task or goal you
want to accomplish. Session 6 explores additional ways to enrich your life with Future Mapping.
Consider listening to all sessions once through first without doing the exercises. You may even
use the Fast Finish sessions as a preview. Then listen again and do the exercises.
Do this course at your own pace. You can choose to listen to one recording a day or complete
the entire course in a weekend. Listen to this program quarterly during the first year to pick up
additional insights and deepen your understanding.

Engage Your Imagination


Approach Future Mapping with a sense of wonder, curiosity, and play. You will be exercising
your imagination in a variety of ways throughout the process.
For instance, you will be thinking of a person to make happy and imagining how they might
express their happiness. The stories you create need not be elaborate or complex. You may find
some of your best ideas and action plans result from the simplest of stories, like one you might
tell an infant falling asleep in your arms. School children, the analytical-minded, and visionaries
alike find value from this process. You can too. Simply let go and have fun.

Learn with a Partner or Group


Future Mapping is an effective coaching tool. Consider learning this process with another person
so you can coach each other as you go. When you pair up with a partner, be sure to pause the
recordings long enough to allow each person to apply the techniques.
You might also choose to proceed through the program with your family, friends, coworkers, or
members of a community organization so you can creatively resolve challenges, spur action, and
achieve success as a group.

Use Guided Audio Sessions for Creating Charts


Once you have completed the course and your first few charts, use the two audio guides to assist
you in creating your charts. Each contains a brief “drop-in” relaxation at the beginning to help
you enter an ideal state of physical relaxation and mental awareness and connect more fully to
the hidden resources within you. You are then guided step by step through the process of creating
a chart.

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• Guided Session for Daily Chart (Session 4, Track 6)
• Guided Session for 3-Day and Longer Charts (Session 6, Track 8)

Use Your Paraliminal Session Effectively


Listen to the Future Mapping Paraliminal (Session 7) to enhance your application of this unique
whole-mind process. Begin listening after you create your first 3-week Future Mapping chart in
Session 5, then listen two to three times the first week. Use your Paraliminal any time you desire to
help you live a better, brighter, happier life as you work to achieve your goals.
Paraliminal literally means “beyond the threshold of conscious awareness,” as derived from
the Greek para (beyond) and liminal (threshold). As you listen with headphones, you will hear
a variety of messages coming into each ear, speaking to different parts of your mind. Your
conscious mind finds it difficult to process two voices speaking simultaneously, so it steps aside,
placing you into a deeply relaxed, clear-headed state—which opens your inner mind to absorb
the messages at a deeper level.
• Create a quiet time to focus inwardly. Choose an environment relatively free from
distractions. Sit comfortably or recline.
• Listen with a clear intention or purpose. You may listen to direct the energy of the future
to the achievement of a specific task or goal or simply to enhance your happiness and
well-being in this moment.
• Listen with headphones, and do not listen while driving or operating machinery.
• If you are interrupted at any time during the listening session, simply open your eyes,
deal with the interruption, and then continue where you left off.
• When finished, take a few moments to reflect on your experience in a journal. Doing
so will help to reinforce the valuable connections and communications you are making
between your conscious and nonconscious mind during your session.
• To enjoy the benefits of sleep learning, set your audio player to repeat the Paraliminal Sleep
Learning track (Session 7, Track 3). Adjust the volume so you can tune out the sound as you
sleep. Waking is an indication your mind has completed the process, so turn off the player at
that time. Use the Paraliminal Sleep Learning feature as often as you like.
Holosync audio tones, which you might hear as a hum, have been embedded in the recordings to
increase your ability to benefit and learn from the Paraliminal session.
Centerpointe Research Institute’s Holosync audio technology, when listened to with stereo
headphones, creates the electrical brain wave patterns of many desirable states. These states
include deep meditation, increased creativity, focus and concentration, and accelerated
learning ability. Using Holosync creates new neural pathways between the left and right brain
hemispheres, balancing the brain, enhancing mental/emotional health, improving mental
functioning and self-awareness, and healing unresolved emotional problems.

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A much deeper and more powerful version of Holosync can be found in Centerpointe’s ongoing
program, The Holosync Solution. For more information about this program and how Holosync
can accelerate mental, emotional, and spiritual growth, and to receive a free Holosync demo CD,
visit www.Centerpointe.com.
For more information about using Paraliminals, read the articles on our website at
www.LearningStrategies.com/Paraliminal.

Take Advantage of Fast Finish Sessions


The Fast Finish accelerated learning technology allows you to listen to your learning sessions at
speeds many times faster than normal. Using compressed speech formatting, the audio becomes
exceedingly fast, almost too fast to consciously understand unless you remain relaxed and focus
your mind on letting in the meaning. You can use the Fast Finishes in two primary ways:
• Immediately after a learning session. According to research, this is the best time for a
review. The review helps solidify the learning you have gained, making it more available
to you later.
• Before a learning session. Listening to a learning session at fast speed before studying
it in detail at regular speed gives the mind a preview, what experts call an advanced
organizer. This makes everything feel more familiar and actually become easier to
assimilate.

Commit to the 90-Day Challenge


To wire in the process and gain lifetime benefits from Future Mapping, commit to doing one
chart daily for 90 days. Create quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily charts as outlined on
Page 54 so Future Mapping becomes a natural part of your day.
This will help you more fully understand the unique and brilliant ways in which your
nonconscious mind communicates to you. As you reflect on the messages and flashes of insights
you gain, you learn how best to ride the momentum of each day and most effectively and
efficiently achieve your tasks and goals.
You may also start to notice that a remarkable—almost miraculous—serendipity develops, filling
your days with pleasant surprises and joyful wonder.
Consider keeping your charts together in a special notebook, folder, or binder to make it easier
to review.

Use the Checklists


Use the Future Mapping checklists (Page 53) to facilitate your use of Future Mapping in all
areas of your life. They can help you track your progress on goals and offer insights for applying
Future Mapping in additional ways.

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HOW FUTURE MAPPING WORKS

“We cannot solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we


used when we created them.”

– Albert Einstein

A Whole-Mind Process
Future Mapping facilitates your conscious interaction with the unlimited resources of your
nonconscious mind in unusual and extraordinary ways. The 6-step process allows you to capture all
your thoughts, ideas, and flashes of insight in a single chart that outlines a clear plan of action. Here’s
a brief description of how it works. You are led through a full description in the audio sessions.
The chart is divided into six areas. On the horizontal axis, time is divided into three periods.
On the vertical axis, there are two areas that indicate the shift from a negative state to a
positive state.
You determine a time line to complete your task or goal. Then you select a person, real or
fictional, to make happy according to your time line. Why are they happy in the future and not in
the present situation? That’s for you to explore.
Next you draw a wavy line from the future to the present. This is where it gets even more interesting,
because the area below the
wavy line represents your Whole Brain—Whole Mind Process
nonconscious mind, and the
area above the wavy line
represents your conscious mind.
With your creative right brain
Action Scenario
you describe an imaginative
• Left Brain
story below the line about • Conscious Mind
how the person you have
chosen becomes happy. With
your analytical left brain you
120%
Happy!
glean insights from keywords
in your story to develop an
action scenario above the line
that will help you achieve
... Imaginative Story
your goal. • Right Brain
• Nonconscious Mind
Future Mapping helps you
shift to a new and better
reality and essentially map the Present Future

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future you want to create. Playfully engaging your nonconscious mind through the storytelling
process allows you to think outside of the box and come up with ideas that are not restricted by
your past experiences.
Simultaneously, you are able to change your existing self-image and create a new one that
propels your success. By connecting imaginary events under the wavy line to realistic behaviors
above the line, you produce a strong action scenario that will achieve your goal.

“One’s own self-interest and wishes are fulfilled as a by-product


of actually working for other sentient beings.”

– The 14th Dalai Lama

The Power of Altruism


Altruism, defined as the “unselfish regard for the welfare of others,” plays a key role in Future
Mapping, but in a more subtle and surprising way than you might think. It is not about setting
altruistic goals—although you may very well use Future Mapping to achieve tasks or goals that
help others in small or significant ways.
Altruism actually releases the energy within you to accomplish your goals. When you create a
story to make someone else happy, your own self-interest drops away, diminishing the influence
of thoughts and concerns that can sabotage your thinking process, thus allowing the unexpressed
potential within you to find its full expression.
The person you have chosen to make happy is really a projection of yourself, a proxy. The
story serves as a mirror reflecting the genius capabilities of your mind, showing you the hidden
resources that are critical to accomplishing your goal.
As you direct your focus away from the task you are concerned with to the person you are
choosing to make happy, you shift the energy within you. You divert your focus from your ego,
the part of you that feels unfulfilled and insufficient until you complete the task.
The ego takes a lot of energy away from creative possibilities as it tries to control things to
ensure your success. Steeped in old mental models of thinking, the ego edits and criticizes your
potential solutions.
But when you focus your energies on someone else becoming happier, your energy—your
creative genius—is liberated to discover new avenues of success.
The person you select is a stand-in for your fulfillment. That person is a representation of a part
of you that is not living fully expressed. Achieving your task will lead that part of you to being
120 percent more fulfilled.
Tapping into the power of altruism is like opening a secret chamber that connects with a much
larger source of wisdom which is constantly attempting to emerge in your awareness—the
infinite intelligence seeking to be expressed through you—as you carry out your action scenario.

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Mechanism of Future Mapping
Begin here
While you have a
task/goal in mind... You think of a
(I can’t do this!) person you want
Through association and imagery, keywords in the to make happy.
story give you ideas for what you can do in reality.
Getting hints from the time line, you connect the ideas
and create an action scenario.

Action Plan

Ups and downs of the 120%


wavy line offer questions
as to what happens at Happy!

...
those points in time to
cause a change in the
emotional state. These
questions retrieve relevant
memories, hints, and This person is
ideas from the conscious a projection of
and nonconscious mind. yourself, a proxy.
It is a part of you
Story not fulfilled unless
the task or goal is
accomplished.

The projected self becomes 120% happy in


the story. This means the part of you not fully
activated so far can be activated to accomplish
Present the task. (Hmm... it might be possible!) Future

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LEARNING THE BASICS
This first practice series of exercises takes you through several components of the process to help you
become familiar with the Future Mapping chart. Exploring the process in this way will help build your
comprehension. (Listen to Session 1, Tracks 5-8 for guided instruction and additional insights.)

Exercise: Preparing a Chart


2) Identify a
task or goal.
Become familiar with the
Future Mapping process
4) Choose one person Morty
who you wish to
make 120% happy
in the future. Draw a
smiley face and write
the person’s name.

1) Draw a 6-part matrix


and title box.

Jan 1 Jan 2 Jan 3 Jan 4 3) Specify a


time line.

1) On a blank sheet of paper, draw a rectangular matrix vertically divided in three equal
segments as you move from left to right, and horizontally divided in half so you have a
total of six equal areas. Save room on your paper for writing on the outside edges of the
rectangle. Ideally, draw the chart in black or a dark color to indicate the framework. Over
the top of the matrix draw a title box.
2) Write your task for this exercise outside of the top left corner of the chart: Become
familiar with the Future Mapping process. Cover the task with a sticky note or fold that
corner of the page under, so you can then focus on other aspects of the process.
3) Horizontally along the bottom of the chart, create a time line for this 3-day task, starting
in the present moment on the left side and extending three days out into the future at the
right side of the chart.
4) Choose a person you would like to make 120 percent happy. It can be anyone, but for this
exercise select someone you have a connection with and may see or speak to a few days

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from now. Draw a smiley face to represent them at the top right corner of the chart, and write
their name above it. Ideally, use a different color pen than the one used to draw the chart.

Exercise: Future Happiness and Present State


Become familiar with the
Future Mapping process
1) Describe the perfectly Morty
fulfilled happy future
and how this person
expresses appreciation for
something wonderful that
has happened. “Thank
I’m feeling you, Paul...” or “I am so
happy because...” Paul, it is
like I need
great to talk
a boost
with you
of energy
again, it seems
to get my
like ages. I’m
project
feeling healthy
going.
and present to
the wonderful
synchronicities
that are
happening in
my life.
2) Draw person’s neutral
Jan 1face and describe
Jan 2 present Jan 3 Jan 4
unfulfilled state.

1) Take a few moments to enter a relaxed yet alert state of mind and imagine the perfectly
fulfilled happy future for the person you have identified on your chart. Imagine what
this person is saying to you about their happy situation, even thanking you in some way.
These words reflect a future positive that will be enjoyed three days from now. Write
their words in a cartoon bubble outside of the chart on the right hand side. Keep it simple,
but capture the person’s excitement and enthusiasm.
2) Draw a face that represents the person in their present neutral and unfulfilled state in the
lower left corner of the chart. Above it, write their expression of what you imagine is
going on for them today.

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Exercise: The Gift and Baby Step
Become familiar with the
Future Mapping process
Morty
Schedule script writing
sessions, and send note 2) Identify a
to Morty baby step

I’m feeling
Paul, it is
like I need
great to talk
a boost
with you
of energy
again, it seems
to get my
like ages. I’m
project
feeling healthy
going.
and present to
1) The 120% happy the wonderful
person is grateful synchronicities
and has given you that are
a gift. Imagine the happening in
my life.
package in detail and
then opening the gift.
Jan 1 Jan 2Draw the gift box
Janor
3 Jan 4
package and the gift
inside.

1) Close your eyes and imagine that when your person becomes 120 percent happy they
give you a wrapped gift box or package. Imagine what the outside looks like, what it
is made of, how it is wrapped. Experience the images and feelings your genius mind is
sending you. Then imagine opening the gift and enjoying the surprise. Make note of its
size, weight, color, materials, and texture.
Open your eyes and draw a picture of the package and the gift inside at the bottom right
corner of your chart. It can be a simple sketch or stick drawing. The act of drawing helps
you access the creative, spatial part of your brain and taps into the creative impulse and
curiosity of childhood.
The package and gift inside are metaphors delivered by your nonconscious mind to assist
you with the achievement of your task or goal. Although you receive the gift early in the
Future Mapping process, you generally leave it alone until the end of the process when
you interpret its meaning to glean additional insights to carry out your action scenario.
2) Imagine one baby step you can take today to move the present energy in the direction of
the perfect future of your task being accomplished. What is your commitment over the
next three days that can help you become familiar with the Future Mapping process?
Also consider what might happen in the next three days to cause your person to become
120 percent happier. What one thing could you do, mentally, emotionally, or physically,

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to shift the present energy to a more fulfilling future? In the process, see your selected
person becoming happier.
Write your baby step in the upper left corner on the chart. A few days from now, check in
with your person, noticing any changes in their state.

Tips for Interpreting Images and Words


Future Mapping is enhanced by your ability to interpret the images of gifts you receive as well as
the meaning of words in the stories you will create later on your charts.
A gift you receive is a predictive image from your future coming into your present awareness.
Consider the tips below for ways to interpret its meaning as well as any words that come to mind
as you imagine it.
The words in the stories you create reveal deeper meanings from your nonconscious mind. When
you do the full 6-step process, use these tips to help you interpret keywords in your stories and
develop ingenious and resourceful action plans to achieve your goals.
1) Make associations to the words.
• When considering a gift you receive, make associations to either the object itself
or the words that come to mind as you describe it.
• When considering a story you have created, make associations to the keywords
that attract you.
2) Remember your first encounter with the image or feeling.
• Does it bring up memories of significant people, events, or places in your life?
3) Explore whether an object, image, or word might suggest an action that could be taken.
4) Play with the word or object for additional insights.
• Explore a word’s origin for interesting meanings and clues.
• Explore any sense of ambiguity when you hear the word, as if the word becomes
a pun or the sound of the word gives it a second meaning in a different context.
For example, the word p-e-a-c-e could mean p-i-e-c-e, something that is part of the
whole. Be willing to play with alternatives other than the first that comes to mind.
5) Look at your schedule of activities, appointments, and events for relevant information.
• Scheduled activities can spur insights and ideas as you develop your action
scenario. This is especially relevant when creating daily Future Mapping charts,
but also useful when working on charts for longer-term goals as well.

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DEVELOPING MORE CORE SKILLS

Telling a Story – Self-Introduction Exercise


This exercise helps you create a profile of yourself that will allow you to explain your entire
life story in a fascinating and engaging way to another person or group in about three minutes.
If you can, do this exercise with a partner or group. (Listen to Session 2, Tracks 2-5 for guided
instruction and additional insights.)

2) Identify your task. Your Self-Introduction


Engaging
self-introduction 8) Create your title. 3) Draw yourself today.

1) Draw matrix
and title box. 5) Draw a wavy line.

120%
Happy!
6) Notice
interesting
points on
wavy line.

7) Recall events at the interesting points.


Connect these events to make an
interesting story.

4) Write your
time line. Birth # Years Old # Years Old Today

1) Draw a 6-part matrix and title box. Use a black or dark color pen for the framework.
2) Write the task for this exercise in the top left corner of the chart: Engaging self-
introduction. Cover the task or fold this corner under to hide it. Though not important for
this chart, it’s a good habit to develop.

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3) Using a different color pen, draw a smiley face at the top right corner of the chart that
represents you today. This is your 120 percent happy and fulfilled state after introducing
yourself and getting a round of applause.
4) Write a time line across the bottom of the chart representing your life from birth, far left,
to the present state, far right. The upper right represents your happy more fulfilled self.
If you like, you can draw a neutral face in the lower left, representing a less fulfilled self.
The time is divided into three segments, so divide your age accordingly on the time line.
The three segments represent the three “acts” of your life.
5) With a color different than the box, draw a wavy line from the top right corner to the
lower left corner using your non-dominant hand. This is important, because the non-
dominant hand operates from your right brain hemisphere, and using it will help you gain
access to the further resources of your nonconscious mind.
6) Notice 3 to 5 interesting points on the wavy line. These are places that catch your
attention or you wonder about, such as a dip or valley along the line, a peak point before
the line descends, or any point along a level area. Don’t give it much thought. Let your
intuition guide you as you draw a little arrow at each point of interest. Determine the age
you were at each arrow, and write the year along the time line at the bottom.
7) Recall the events in your life at these points in time. Write them under the wavy line. This
is your story, not an imaginary one. These are incidents from your life experience that
your nonconscious mind is directing you to at this moment in time. Remembering these
past events helps you explain the change in your life to your present happy state. Connect
the points to create a consistent story you can share with another person in just a few
minutes using the chart as a guide.
8) Create a title for your chart that symbolizes and summarizes the life experiences you
revealed through the chart. Just a few words or a short phrase will help you easily
remember the chart.

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Masanori’s Self-Introduction

Tips for Exploring the Wavy Line


The wavy line drawn with your nondominant hand represents changes in energy. The wavier the
better, because the ups and downs or peaks and valleys represent a change in energy that moves
life from the status quo to a new and better state.
The wavy line may swing wildly up and down, be relatively flat, or even curve so much that
the line folds back on itself. The waves are not good or bad, positive or negative, but simply a
communication from the nonconscious mind.
Your inner mind starts creating the energy of the story when you draw the line from the top right
to the lower left. The more waves, the more drama or interest, because the waves of change move
the storyline along to its conclusion.
Each arrow or point of interest along the line is a question to explore, an opportunity for inquiry
about the story behind the point. A dip in the line could reflect an emotionally down point in

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your life or, on the other hand, a new learning that catapults you forward in your success. Arrows
might point to major milestone events such as marriage or a dramatic change in career. Or, they
may simply bring to mind a fond memory of meeting someone important to you, moving to a
new city, or landing your first job.
If you did a self-introduction chart numerous times, it might appear differently each time.
Why? Your history certainly hasn’t changed. However, your interpretation of it depends on the
environment where you are right now and what you need to reveal to yourself about your life at
this moment.
Whether telling your own story or the imaginary stories you will create in your regular Future
Mapping charts, you need only consider what happened at a particular point to change the energy
of the line and your emotional state. As you connect the dots, you will begin to notice the hidden
patterns they reveal.

Interpreting Ideas: Name Association Exercise


Future Mapping requires two primary skills, one is to create a story from the interesting points
on the wavy line, and the other is to associate keywords from the story into an interpretation that
provides insights and reveals information.
In the previous exercises you did some of both; you created a story about your life and you
experimented with interpreting the meaning of a gift you received. In this task, you use your
imagination and make creative associations to your own name to explain who you are.
On a blank sheet of paper, write your name at the top. Take a few minutes to write down
associations that might shed light on who you are and what your life work is. How can you
creatively associate from your name in a way that you can introduce yourself to someone?
Consult the Tips for Interpreting Images and Words on Page 19 as needed. (Listen to Session 2,
Track 6 to hear more about the following examples.)

Masanori Kanda
Masanori w “Macaroni” w Kanda Masanori w Kind of Macaroni w Kanda-Macaroni
Masanori w “Masonry” w I am laying the foundation in the knowledge-creating society.
Masanori w “Missionary” w God and Field (Japanese meaning) w Missionary of the
God-field w I am a speaker of the truth/of the God.

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Paul Scheele
Paul w St. Paul from Minneapolis w The Apostle w One with a mission: the liberation
of human genius
Scheele w “Bend in the River” (German meaning) w Mississippi River bends between
Minneapolis and St. Paul and divides the eastern U.S. (left brain) and western U.S.
(right brain)
Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet w “The Umbilicus of Humanity”
(Native American meaning) w I am here at the joining of the brain and birth place
for human genius.

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GUIDELINES TO CREATE EFFECTIVE CHARTS
As you start applying the components of the six steps of the Future Mapping process to the
completion of a full chart, the following additional guidelines will help you.

Setting Your Intentions


Your task or goal is best written in one simple statement at the top left of your chart. It’s helpful
to be clear about what you want to create. The more precise it is, the more quickly ideas and
insights may arise from the nonconscious and conscious aspects of your mind during the
storytelling and action planning steps.
However, Future Mapping does not require you to identify and clarify your goal. At times it’s
natural to be confused about priorities concerning work, life, and relationships. When you can’t
zero in on a single task or goal, that’s okay. Through the process of creating a story to make
someone else happy, your true desire is likely to emerge.
You can apply Future Mapping to any task or goal or whenever you are seeking a breakthrough
in your creativity. If you are unclear about what you want, consider all those times you might
have thought…
• I wish I had a good concept for…
• I wish I had a good project…
• I wish I had a good solution to…
• I wish we had a good brand name…
Any time you think, “I wish…” is a time to use Future Mapping.

Task vs. Goal


For your first full chart you will consider an important task you would like to accomplish in
three days.
What is the difference between a task and a goal? Although they can mean the same thing, there
is a subtle distinction.
A goal is a definite end result, an outcome. A task has more to do with performing the actions
that will accomplish a goal. A task is something you currently have to do, an action you need to
take to accomplish a goal that is even more important to you.
For instance, in an earlier exercise you created a 3-day chart for the task of Becoming familiar
with the Future Mapping process. Learning to do so will expand your choices and the
possibilities for accomplishing other more ambitious goals that help you create what you truly
want in your life.

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A task is typically more approachable and something you can usually move forward with on your
own. A goal may be more challenging to approach and may require the involvement of other
people to move forward.
A helpful tip—select a task or goal that excites and motivates you.

Outrunning Your Internal Editor


The steps of the Future Mapping process are designed to help you outrun the editor of your
conscious mind so you can connect directly to your higher source and the emerging future.
Covering up your task or goal in the very first step to hide it from view helps prevent your
internal editor from applying past ways of thinking to the achievement of your goal. Your
nonconscious mind then steps in to show you new and better ways to accomplish what you desire
as you create your story and action plan.
Keep in mind, the problems you face today are often the unintended consequence of your usual
problem solving approaches. When you use that kind of thinking to find a way to complete your
task, you are more likely to simply create more of what you have been creating up until now.
Future Mapping helps you make contact with the future in which your highest success has
already been fully realized. In this way, the future instructs you about the best ways and means to
complete your tasks and realize your success.

Who Do You Make Happy?


After deciding upon a task or goal, you will determine a person you would like to make 120%
happy. This person will be the main character in a story you imaginatively create on your chart.
This person is not becoming happy because of you accomplishing your task. And your task is not
to make them become happy. You are using this person as the focus of your creative story.
Simply focusing on making someone else happy in the story in itself can shift the energy within
you. That’s the power of altruism, as discussed earlier, and the real secret to the Future Mapping
process. As the influence of the controlling ego drops away, more of your unlimited genius
potential is liberated to help you achieve your goals.
The person you choose to make happy does not have to be related to the goal. Think of a
person who:
• You care about.
• You feel excited about.
• You are intrigued by. (This may be a person you chanced to meet who sticks in your
mind, a historical figure you never met, someone who contacted you after a long
separation, a courageous child, a peer or mentor, even a person you dislike. However, if
you choose someone you are angry with or dislike, and it makes you tense, listen to the

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signals from your body and choose someone else. At this point in time you may not be
ready to receive the information in this way.)
• The “person” you choose does not have to be human. You could choose a fictional
character from a novel or animated cartoon. You can even select an animal, plant,
mountain, or inanimate object like a statue, telephone, or table.
Scan your mind for names and faces of possible candidates. When you come to the ideal
candidate in the present moment, you may get a feeling that:
• The person’s name or face lights up.
• There’s no need to consider anyone else.
The more related the 120% happy person is to you or your goal, the more realistic your story
becomes. As a result:
• Your ideas for your action plan tend to be more realistic.
• You may find it more difficult to separate the story from your reality and may be
disappointed when you get fewer out-of-the-box ideas.
• You will still gain great value from your Future Mapping chart because you have set a
time line for your plans, created a scenario for immediate action, identified a baby step
you can take, and gained a bird’s-eye view of the entire process.
The more unrelated the 120% happy person is to you or your goal, the more creative your story.
As a result:
• Your ideas for your action plan tend to be more creative and out-of-the-box.
• You may find it more challenging initially to connect the unrelated story to your goal
in reality as you create your action plan. However, more play with association and
imagination will lead to more “aha” ideas.
• As your experience with Future Mapping grows, you will be more likely to select a
120% happy person totally unrelated to you or your goal, because you know wild and
imaginative stories give rise to absolutely brilliant ideas.
A helpful tip—simply select a person or object that makes you feel excited.

Telling a Story
Writing your story below the wavy line represents your right brain connection to the
nonconscious resources that reside below the threshold of your conscious awareness. It is the
mechanism to connect into that imaginal realm from which all creativity arises and is manifest in
the outer world.
Let your imagination have as much freedom as possible as you create your story. The story can
be very simple. Just make it as interesting and exciting to you as you can.

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To spark your imagination, reflect back on stories you read or heard in childhood, or consider the
many wonderful animated tales found in big screen movies.
If you have young children, let them help you with your Future Mapping by creating bedtime
stories together as you put them to sleep at night. Then use the story later to create your action plan.
There is power in reaching for a deeper message in the story you create. This is your time with
your nonconscious resources, letting your creative mind connect with the amazing possibilities
for innovative, novel, breakthrough ideas that can guide your action plan.

Universal Storylines
If you find it challenging to create a story, consider the seven types of storylines that are common
across human history: Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage and Return,
Comedy, Tragedy, and Rebirth.
Overcoming the Monster: The protagonist sets out to defeat an antagonistic force that threatens
the protagonist and/or protagonist’s homeland. Examples of this are: Beowulf, Dracula, War of
the Worlds, Seven Samurai, James Bond, Star Wars: A New Hope.
Rags to Riches: The poor protagonist acquires things such as power, wealth, and a mate, before
losing it all and gaining it back upon growing as a person. Examples: Cinderella, Aladdin, Great
Expectations, David Copperfield.
The Quest: The protagonist and some companions set out to acquire an important object or to
get to a location, facing many obstacles and temptations along the way. Examples include: Iliad,
The Pilgrim’s Progress, The Wizard of Oz, The Lord of the Rings.
Voyage and Return: The protagonist goes to a strange land and, after overcoming the threats
it poses to him/her, returns with nothing but experience. Examples are: Odyssey, Alice in
Wonderland, The Time Machine, Gone with the Wind.
Comedy: The protagonists are destined to be in love, but something is keeping them from being
together, which is resolved by the end of the story. Examples: Much Ado About Nothing, Bridget
Jones’s Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Tragedy: The protagonist is a villain who falls from grace and whose death is a happy ending.
Examples: Macbeth, Bonnie and Clyde, Madame Bovary, Julius Caesar.
Rebirth: The protagonist is a villain or otherwise unlikable character who redeems
him/herself over the course of the story. Examples: Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen,
A Christmas Carol.

Secrets to Successful Action Plans


• Create an action plan you feel comfortable with. If your plan doesn’t excite you, create
another one. Focus on someone else to make happy, create a different story, and develop
an action scenario that motivates you.

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• Be patient with yourself. Future Mapping is likely to challenge your assumptions
about the ways you have done things in the past. You may experience a sense of “not
knowing,” a sense of stagnation, or even a feeling of chaos as you stare at your charts
and wonder about the information that is showing up for you. That is normal. The more
you experience the process, not only will you produce the results you want, you may also
begin to experience remarkable synchronicities happening as you go about your day.
• Whenever you feel you are stuck in your action plan and aren’t making progress, take
a break from it. Do something that most relaxes you or most excites you—read a book,
cook your favorite meal, go for a walk, enjoy a movie with friends.
“Pause and listen to the space and time around you, the ‘ba,’ and notice how it responds,”
says Masanori. This Japanese concept called ba, from a word meaning “place,” describes
the shared space from which all knowledge emerges. “Do not make any efforts—
surrender!” he says.
• Take your baby step as soon as possible to put your action plan into motion. The feeling
of accomplishing this step, no matter how small, will energize you and serve as a catalyst
for your success.
• As you move into action, notice any concrete indicators of success, anything at all that
shows you are moving forward in a positive way to achieve your goal.

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CREATING A 3-DAY FUTURE MAPPING CHART
You are now familiar with many of the components of the Future Mapping process. Now it’s
time to put them together to complete your first full chart, applying all six steps to a task or goal
you would like to accomplish in three days.
You will be selecting someone to make happy, drawing a gift you receive, writing an imaginative
story about your person becoming fulfilled and happy, creating an action scenario, and
identifying one small thing you can do to ignite your plan.
With this first full chart, it’s helpful to use a big sheet of paper, larger than letter size, to give you
more room to tell a story and build your action scenario. If you prefer letter-size that is fine. Be
sure to have colored pens or pencils on hand.
You are seeking a breakthrough of creative insight. Choose a task that excites you, something
that once accomplished may make your life easier or more effective in some significant way.
You can define your time line so your chart begins today, tomorrow, or the beginning of the next
week. (Listen to Session 3 for guided instruction through the 6-step process and additional insights.)

Paul’s 3-Day Chart – Step 1: Prepare

Step 1: Prepare
1) Draw a 6-part matrix and a title box.
2) Identify a task you want to accomplish, and write it in the upper left corner of the page.
Cover it with a sticky note or fold the corner over so it is not visible.

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3) Determine the time line for completing the task, in this case three days, along the bottom
of the chart.
4) Select one specific person you want to make 120 percent happy, and draw a smiley
face in the top right corner of the chart. (This could be a real person, fictional character,
animal, geological feature, material object, bodily organ, or disease.) Write down the
name of the person or what you have chosen.

Paul’s 3-Day Chart – Step 2: Future

Step 2: Future
1) Imagine the perfectly fulfilled happy future with as many senses as you can. Describe it
in as much detail as you can along the right side of the chart.
What does the happy person say to you three days from now? “Thank you. I am so
happy because…” What is the situation? What time is it? Where are they? What are they
wearing? Has anything unexpected or unusual happened? What else?
2) Close your eyes, and imagine receiving a gift from the 120 percent happy person three
days from now. Imagine the package in detail. Open the gift and describe it in detail, the
color, size, weight, texture, materials, and feel.
Draw a simple picture of the package and of the gift at the bottom right corner, below
what the happy person is saying.

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Paul’s 3-Day Chart – Step 3: Present

Step 3: Present
1) Draw a neutral face that represents the present situation and current state of the person
you have chosen to make happy in the lower left corner of the chart.
2) Describe how the person is not happy or fulfilled now. What is their emotional state?
How do they express their feelings and emotions? What words do they say? Add as much
detail as you like.

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Paul’s 3-Day Chart – Step 4: Story

Step 4: Story
1) Using your nondominant hand, draw a wavy line from the future to the present. Don’t
think about how you are going to draw the line, just let your hand draw intuitively.
2) Study the wavy line and notice some locations that most interest you. Below the line,
draw arrows at three or more points that catch your attention. Number them in order of
importance, starting with 1.
3) Use your imagination to describe one- or two-word exclamations your person says at
each point, beginning with number 1. Write what comes to mind and keep it simple, such
as “Wow,” “Yeah,” or “Oh no!”
4) Describe what has happened at each arrow point in as much detail as you can, using
words, phrases, or sentences to create a wild story below the wavy line. Start with your
most interesting point first.
5) Connect the dots. Finish telling the story as it moves from the present lower left part
of the chart to the upper right three days from now. Fill in the details until the storyline
flows smoothly. How does this person become 120 percent happy?
6) Summarize the story with a subtheme for each of the three phases or acts of the story. Write
these subtitles below the title box, at the top of each of the three columns on the chart.

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Paul’s 3-Day Chart – Step 5: Action

Step 5: Action
1) Circle key words and phrases in your story that catch your attention, focusing first
on those that most interest you. Notice how some of the words are in the first third of
the chart, some are inside the middle third, and some in the final third. These words
correspond to parts of an action scenario in day one, day two, and day three of your plan.
2) Uncover the statement of your task. Review it as a question to the higher intelligence of
your nonconscious mind: How can I accomplish this task most effectively, efficiently, and
elegantly? Think of words you circled as key terms in an answer your nonconscious mind
is delivering to you.
3) Interpret and associate the keywords from the story below the wavy line with actions you
can take toward accomplishing your goal or task. Consider your subtitles as well. What
actions do they suggest?
4) Write a three-part action plan above the wavy line to coincide with your 3-day time line.

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Paul’s 3-Day Chart – Step 6: Ignition

Step 6: Ignition
1) Review the gift as a metaphor of the action scenario. What does it suggest to you?
2) Determine a title that captures the essence of the action and entire storyline. If this were a
blockbuster movie, what would you title it? Write the title at the top of the chart.
3) Identify a “baby step,” a super small step you can take today toward accomplishing your
goal or task. This is the ignition key in the engine that will begin moving the emerging
future into the present moment. Write the baby step below your task, and declare when
you will take it.

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You can see Paul and grandson Parker express their 120 percent happiness in the
Future Mapping Live video as the closing credits roll at the end of Chapter 10.
Caution—their happiness is contagious!
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CREATING A DAILY FUTURE MAPPING CHART

Making Someone Happy Every Day


There’s great benefit in planning your daily schedule, but when you do so with a Future Mapping
chart, you gain much more than a “to-do” list. You get to visually see the flow of energy in your
day, so you can be more efficient and effective in the ways you use your time.
The chart specifies your top priorities, has a baby step you can take immediately, and shows the
upward wavy line that brings you and another person altruistically to a 120 percent happier, more
fulfilled state by the end of the day.
Choosing your happy person initiates the power of altruism, and receiving a gift is simply a
wonderful way to begin the day. Let this be your first thought each morning:

“Who will I make happy today?”

This whole-mind approach to planning your day takes just a few minutes. The best time to do your
daily chart is at the end of the day before or first thing in the morning before you get your day started.
If you do create your chart the night before, glance at it first thing in the morning as a reminder.
You can look at your chart any time during your day to see how it reflects your energy and the
progress you are making. It’s especially beneficial to review before going to bed. This allows you
to compare your actual day to the chart to see the communications your nonconscious mind was
attempting to give you.
The more you use this daily practice, the more you may notice the joy of serendipitous moments
showing up in life—a person you selected to make happy unexpectedly calling you or a scarce
resource that’s needed to get something done suddenly showing up for you. This simply confirms
there is something going on beyond what the conscious mind can explain by any rational means.

How a Daily Chart Differs


The daily chart differs in some ways from the longer Future Mapping charts, because it is
streamlined to save you time. You will not be creating a story, so you won’t need as much room
to write. You may find that a note card or even a sticky note will allow enough space to create
your chart.
You do not have to draw the neutral face of the person in the present state at the bottom left
corner. You can if you like, but this is less important since there is no story and you will simply
be focusing on the end result of the person becoming happy.
The time line at the bottom of the chart tracks your waking hours. At the far left is the time you
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hours, this gives you three segments of 5 hours and 20 minutes. You may want to simply divide
the segments by your typical meal times, so the first segment begins when you wake and ends
at noon or lunch time, and the second segment ends at 6 p.m. or dinner time. The third segment
ends when you go to bed.

Prioritize Your Day to Get Started


You will need a list of your top priority items you want to complete in your day. If you are
familiar with the 80/20 rule, you know that on a list of the 10 most important things to do today,
two of the items are worth 80 percent of the value of completing the list. The other eight items
are worth 20 percent of the value.
You will also need to know your scheduled meetings, appointments, and other commitments for
the day. Be sure to have a list of your priorities and scheduled tasks before you begin. From the
list, you will determine the number one priority task you want to accomplish and place it on the
upper left hand corner of your chart.
Then you determine who you want to make happy. Again, it can be anyone or anything. You
draw the wavy line, examine it, and draw arrows at places that capture your attention. However,
in this case it is not necessary to tell a story.
You will write your scheduled activities and appointments right above the wavy line. As a rule,
conscious and realistic events go above, and more nonconscious and imaginary ideas go below
the line.
You then consider what the arrows or interesting points might be telling you and write any words
or phrases that come to mind below the wavy line. You can also note any insights and meaning
you draw from your scheduled activities.
You will then circle keywords that attract your attention. These will help you develop your action
plan for the three segments of your day above the line.
The ups and downs of the wavy line offer hints on how the energy of your day will best serve
you as you carry out your scheduled activities and other items on your to-do list during your
discretionary or free time.
In addition to your work days, you may discover that daily charts are just as beneficial for
weekends or other days of rest, helping you more easily take care of necessary tasks and leaving
you more free time to recreate.
Consider doing a Future Mapping chart every day for 90 days (see 90-Day Challenge,
Page 54) and notice what happens with your ability to create a more fulfilling life for yourself
and others you care about. As you begin to experience all the rich rewards, you may never go
back to typical to-do lists again.
(Listen to Session 4 for guided instruction on creating a daily Future Mapping chart.)
*Print a copy of the Future Mapping Steps for Daily Chart
on the next page for easy reference when creating your charts.

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Future Mapping Steps for Daily Chart
1) Draw a 6-part matrix and title box.
2) Write your No. 1 priority task in the upper left corner of paper.
3) Write the day’s time line at bottom of chart.
4) Draw a smiley face for the person you choose to make happy, and write their name.
5) Describe what this person says upon becoming 120 percent happy.
6) Imagine and draw a gift you receive from this person.
7) Using your nondominant hand, draw a wavy line from end of the day at the top right
corner to beginning of the day at the lower left corner.
8) Draw arrows at 5 or 6 interesting points that catch your attention.
9) Write in appointments, meetings, and other scheduled activities from your to-do list
above the wavy line at their designated times.
10) Look at the arrows. Imagine what the energy of the wavy line at those points is telling
you, and write your insights below the line.
11) Circle interesting keywords below the wavy line. Consider how to best use the energy
of the line to prepare for and benefit most from scheduled activities as well as your free
time.
12) Write your action plan for the morning, afternoon, and evening in the three segments
above the wavy line.
13) Review your gift for additional insights about your day, and title your chart.
14) Identify a baby step you can take to kick-start your day.

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CREATING A 3-WEEK FUTURE MAPPING CHART
One of the most common ways to use Future Mapping is to apply it to a big task or important
goal you can achieve in a 3-week time frame. This could be a goal you find especially
challenging, such as writing a scientific or technical report; a long-overdue task you have
procrastinated in tackling, such as organizing your space; or a single phase of a multiphase
project requiring creative ideas. Choose a goal that would excite you when completed.
Use a letter-size or larger sheet of paper for the 3-week chart. Bigger is good for this one. As
each phase represents one week, it’s possible your story may become more complex and your
action plan more detailed, although that is up to you.
You can define your time line so your chart begins today or on the first day of any calendar week
that works for you.

Tips to Guide You


Here are some additional tips. The complete guidelines for the 6-step process are on Page 42,
and you can find Paul’s 3-Week Chart example on Page 43. (Listen to Session 5 for guided
instruction in creating a 3-week chart.)
• Remember, this is a whole-mind exercise, so allow your nonconscious mind to guide
you. Look at the wavy line as a communication from the future. As you notice points
of interest along the line, you are bringing your conscious awareness to the line. Your
nonconscious mind is telling you, “Look!” And your conscious mind is exploring and
interpreting the information, making associations, and playing. What is your “future self”
trying to tell you?
• Make up a story that is interesting and compelling to imagine. The more creative and
imaginative the story, the more you outrun the internal editor of your logical mind to
receive breakthrough insights for your action plan.
• Enjoy playing with the words as you interpret their meaning from the story to the action
scenario. This can be fun if you give yourself permission to come at this with a beginner’s
mind, with a feeling that it is okay to not know, or to have it not make any sense at first.
You do not have to have a final interpretation right away. Your action scenario will unfold
as you live it over the next three weeks, and additional insights may come to you.
• Each phase or week of your plan could involve one big action step or several smaller ones.
• Always revisit the gift you receive from your happy person and the words they say to
you to gain more insights for your plan, and remember to title your chart. Is the gift a
symbolic representation of your action scenario? Does it offer additional direction or
clarity about where you are headed in any part of your plan? You can add to or change
your plan accordingly.

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• Be clear about your baby step and when you will take it. What will motivate you into action?
• Keep your chart in a place that will help you reference it over the next three weeks. Look
at it each day to motivate you. Before each new weeklong phase of your action plan,
think about the steps you will take on a daily basis. Schedule them on your calendar so
you are sure to work your action plan into your daily Future Mapping charts.

*Print a copy of the Future Mapping Steps on the next page


for easy reference when creating your charts.

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Future Mapping Steps

Step 1: Prepare 3) Use your imagination to describe one- or two-


word exclamations your person says at each
1) Draw a 6-part matrix and a title box.
point, such as “Wow,” “Yeah,” or “Oh no!”
2) Identify a goal or task, and write it in the upper Begin with number 1.
left corner of the page. Cover it with a sticky
4) Describe what has happened at each arrow
note or fold the corner over so it is not visible.
point in as much detail as you can, using words,
3) Determine the time line for completing the goal phrases, or sentences to create a wild story
or task along the bottom of the chart. below the wavy line. Start with your most
4) Select one specific person you want to make interesting point.
120 percent happy, and draw a smiley face in 5) Connect the dots. Finish telling the story as it
the top right corner of the chart. (This could moves from the lower left present part of the
be a real person, fictional character, animal, chart to the upper right future fulfilled state.
geological feature, material object, bodily Fill in the details until the storyline flows
organ, or disease.) Write down the name of the smoothly. How does this person become 120
person or what you have chosen. percent happy?
6) Summarize the story with a subtheme for each
Step 2: Future of the three phases or acts of the story. Write
1) Imagine the perfectly fulfilled happy future these subtitles below the title box, at the top of
with as many senses as you can. Describe it in each of the three columns on the chart.
as much detail as you can along the right side
of the chart. What does the happy person say Step 5: Action
to you? “Thank you. I am so happy because…”
1) Circle key words and phrases in the story that
What is the situation? What time is it? Where
catch your attention, focusing first on those that
are they? What are they wearing? Has anything
most interest you.
unexpected or unusual happened? What else?
2) Uncover your statement of task or goal. Review
2) Imagine receiving a gift from the 120 percent
it as a question to the higher intelligence of
happy person. Describe the package in detail.
your nonconscious mind as to how you can
Open the gift and describe it in detail. Draw
accomplish your task.
a picture of the package and of the gift at the
bottom right corner. 3)
Interpret and associate the keywords from the
story below the wavy line with actions you can
take toward accomplishing your task or goal.
Step 3: Present
Consider the subtitles and the actions they suggest.
1) Draw a neutral face that represents the present
4) Write a three-part action plan above the wavy
situation of the person, or whatever you have
line to coincide with your time line.
chosen to make happy, at the lower left corner
of the chart.
Step 6: Ignition
2) Describe how the person is not happy or fulfilled
now. How do they express their feelings and 1) Review the gift as a metaphor of the action
emotions? What words do they use? scenario. What does it suggest to you?
2) Determine a title that captures the essence of
Step 4: Story the action and entire storyline. If this were a
blockbuster movie, what would you title it?
1) Using your nondominant hand, draw a wavy
Write the title at the top of the chart.
line from the future to the present.
3) Identify a “baby step,” a super small step you
2) Study the wavy line. Below it, draw arrows at
can take toward accomplishing your task or
5 or 6 points that catch your attention. Number
goal. Write it below your task, and declare
them in order of importance, starting with 1.
when you will take it.

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ENRICH YOUR RESULTS
As you move forward in applying Future Mapping to the many aspects of your life, consider how
the following principles can enhance your results.

Sense and Respond to the Emerging Future


Future Mapping succinctly captures the concept of “dynamic emergence”—the evolutionary
impulse of the expanding universe to express itself through you—in a practical way you can
apply immediately in your life.
It is important you develop a habit of mindfully engaging the energy that is showing up for you.
Imagine how a surfer catches an incoming ocean wave, turning its potential energy into the
kinetic energy that propels the surfer forward. Like the surfer, you are not controlling the wave.
You can’t even predict exactly how the wave will unfold. But you can sense the changes taking
place and respond to them in order to steer your progress.
This is dynamic steering—sensing and responding to what is dynamically emerging under you.
You cannot predict and control the future, but you can dynamically steer your life based on the
energy that is unfolding or coming into the present.
With Future Mapping, you allow the energy to come in through the story you create, interpreting
the energy and sensing the resources that are showing up for you right now. Then you create a
response, an action scenario that moves you to the successful achievement of your goal.
To help you recognize all the personal resources you already possess, consider your emerging
future on a scale from
1 to 10 going from the Dynamic Steering
lower left of your Future
Mapping chart to the upper
right—from the present Emerging
state, or status quo, to the Future
future perfect state. Adaptive work –
Feed forward a
On that scale, where are behavior
you today relative to that Desired
10 in which your goal or Outcome
perfect future is fulfilled? Dynamic
For instance, if you say a 3, Steering
Present
someone might say, “Why State
so low and not higher?”
You immediately start to
search for limitations, such Sense and
as lack of time, energy, respond to feedback
Status
money, or support. Quo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Based on Solutions Focus,
Paul Z. Jackson and Mark McKergow
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But if someone instead replied to you, “A 3, why so high and not lower?” you then begin sorting
for the resources, capabilities, solutions, and possibilities you already possess.
The next question becomes, what is going to move you one step up that scale from a 3 to a 4?
What accomplishment will you be enjoying when you are one step up on the way to your goal?
As you feed forward a new behavior and get feedback, you sense and respond to what is showing
up, adapting and shifting and dynamically steering yourself forward.

Use Blind Spots to Overcome Resistance


Certain areas on your Future Mapping chart can help you overcome any resistance you might
experience when embarking on any new goal or future change.
Resistance to change is normal. We hesitate to make change because we are naturally reluctant
to lose any “present positives” in our lives. Or, we resist change when fears of unknown “future
negatives” warn us of potential dangers and the ego steps in to protect us.
In their book Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey describe this natural
response to a potential shift in the status quo as something like an immune response the body and
mind generate.
One part of us organizes our reality and judges the possible future with suspicion because it
hasn’t been part of our mental model up to now. Another part, which manages our anxiety, tries
to back us away from potential dangers. Another part thwarts challenging aspiration. As a result,
any sense of inadequacy or insufficiency we have is amplified, and the imaginary harm we see
essentially prevents us from disrupting the status quo.
There are two areas on the Future Mapping chart that can help you outrun the immunity to change
and its imaginary fears. The first is the upper left section on the six-part matrix in the first phase of
your action plan. The second is the lower right corner of your storyline, below the wavy line.
These two areas are almost always the largest areas to fill out, because the wavy line tends to be
furthest away from those segments. Sometimes they might appear somewhat blank when you
have completed a chart. These blank areas are “blind spots” in your mental model, the things you
tend not to see as you attempt to move away from the negatives in the present situation.
When you notice a blank area in the upper left action area, ask yourself if the change you are
considering will cause you to lose the benefits or present positives you currently enjoy. If so,
adjust your action plan in a way that helps you preserve what you want to keep.
When you notice a blank area in the lower right corner, consider any possible future negatives
or losses you fear might occur. Add detail to your story to ensure a positive future free from
potential negatives. Adjust your action scenario if needed.
As you create your charts, keep this in mind. Filling in blank areas in your storyline in lower right
helps reveal personal talents and abilities you can apply to your action plan in the upper left corner
of the chart. It will help you identify opportunities for you to take action and avoid future negatives.

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Using Blind Spots

Creating a Positive Future Free from Potential Negatives

Take time off with kids to create Drive to Wisconsin to get Take pictures of the beauty
Present
experiences that focus on what we firecrackers to have a great and and everything around us. 1 Future
Positives Positives
want in our lives. safe Fourth of July in our Send healing energy to I did it!
neighborhood. the planet. I’m the first
Enjoy a quiet picnic before kid in space!
we light fireworks. 5
Blind Spots
Smile!
Filling in blank areas Johnny to Mission Control: “Hello,
can reveal talents that Earthlings! Hi Mom and Dad!” He
help you take initial steps marvels at the beauty of Earth and
and maintain present the vastness of the Universe.
positives.
6
Nice.
Smooth and steady travel
ahead. “It’s quiet up here.”

4
Allright. 2 Blind Spots
“So far, so good. Ugh...
I’ve got to stay Johnny maneuvers his Filling in blank areas offers
focused. Kids spaceship through the opportunities to take action
everywhere are meteor shower fearing and avoid future negatives.
counting on me.” for his life. A close call!
3
Oh, oh.
Present Future
Taking off was a lot scarier
Negatives Negatives
than Johnny expected.

Access Your Genius Code


One of the biggest challenges you might have when creating your charts is outrunning the
internal editor of your conscious mind, as discussed on Page 26. It’s best if you can let go and
trust your intuition and the images coming to you when describing a gift, telling a story, or
interpreting words and images.
A good way to strengthen these abilities is to play with the many Image Streaming techniques
in our Genius Code personal learning course, co-created with brain development pioneer Win
Wenger. You may remember that Genius Code and PhotoReading inspired Masanori Kanda to
create Future Mapping.
The “Image Stream” is the rich flow of sensory impressions and communications naturally going
on within you, including inner pictures, dialogues, and feelings.
Image Streaming is a creative visualization process that brings your conscious awareness to your
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your inner imagery, but of all of your senses, interior and exterior. The more playful and easygoing
you remain, the easier it is maintain the observations without pressure from the internal editor.
The “Over-the-Wall” technique is a prime example, using the elements of speed and surprise to
outrun the editor within. Additional Image Streaming methods enhance your skills in other key ways.
In one technique, you imagine traveling to a highly advanced civilization to see through the eyes of
others how the challenges you face today have been solved. In another technique, you step into the
body of a genius to model their thinking and behavior to gain the skills you want to acquire.
Perceiving the world from the vantage point of another moves you from a “self-centric” view to
an “other-centric” view, similar to how creating a story to make another person happy shifts your
focus from your ego to the other person, who is really a proxy for your higher self.
Image Streaming is built into the process of Future Mapping. Learning more about the
techniques from Genius Code will help to strengthen your ability to think outside the box and
make abstract objects, animals, and fictional characters come alive in your stories.

Take the 90-Day Challenge


Consider doing the 90-Day Challenge to build a habit of using Future Mapping as a key strategy
for your success. The two guided audio sessions in the course can help you make it a natural part
of your day. Each takes you step by step through the process, depending on the type of chart you
want to create.
• Guided Session for Daily Chart (Session 4, Track 6)
• Guided Session for 3-Day and Longer Charts (Session 6, Track 8)
See the checklists on Page 54 for different approaches to your 90-Day Challenge. Using a
checklist will help you stay on track.
Be sure to keep your Future Mapping charts together in one place for easy reference. Reflect on
them from time to time, comparing the energy of the wavy line on your charts with what actually
took place during a particular day, week, or month. This will give you a better sense of how to
direct your energy and refine your actions to achieve your desired outcome in 90 days.

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MORE WAYS TO APPLY FUTURE MAPPING

Group Future Mapping Process


Future Mapping is an ideal tool when working with others in a team or group on any project or
goal. It helps create a space for deep dialogue within your family, business, or community, and it
can be great fun too.
As a brainstorming process, everyone helps create what goes on the chart. You can explore any
number of ways to do it. Here are two:
• As a group, collectively determine the task or goal, the timeline, who to make happy,
what that person says, the gift, the story, the interpretation, the action scenario, the title,
and baby step. You can select someone to facilitate the process and another to draw the
chart, or participants can take turns.
• As a leader, you set the task and the person to make happy, and imagine what the person
says and the gift you receive. Then you can engage the team to brainstorm the story and
gain input for the action plan.

Telling Your Story to Others


Once you have created an action plan, you may need to share it with others in your organization
or business to gain support in order to implement it. Future Mapping may not make sense to
someone who doesn’t know anything about it—especially if you start sharing imaginary stories
that seem rather wild or crazy.
The following storytelling format can help you create a more logical and consistent way to
effectively present your action scenario to others. Consider the sample statements as a guide to
help you focus on the key aspects of your plan.

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Storytelling Format for Future Mapping

Your Focus Sample Statements

“We have had a deep dialogue about how to approach a task our team is
Task
facing, and we have come up with an action plan that can accomplish it.”

“Here is a task we’ve been given.” Explain task, then: “We decided to
Background approach the task with the Future Mapping process in order to generate a
creative solution for the challenges we are facing.”

“As a result of our deep dialogue, we have concluded that if this project
is executed, we will be able to generate this result.” Explain the expected
Conclusion
result, for example: “We will generate $______ financial income within
this ______ timeframe.”

Title “We have named this project [__title of chart__].”

“This project has three phases.


The first phase is from __________ (day, week, or month) to
____________ (day, week, or month). In this phase, we will gather
data and research and refine the scope of our project.”
Path
The second phase is from __________ to ____________. In this phase,
we will take this [__major action__].
The third phase is from __________ to ____________. In this phase, we
will take this [__major action__].

As a result of executing this action plan, we will be able to


Conclusion ______________ and ______________. Also, we see ______________
potential for ______________ success.

In the drawing of this Future Mapping chart, we noticed


Comments ________________ and ___________________.
And we think [__elaborate on additional insights gained__].

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Activation Method for PhotoReading
If you are a PhotoReader, Future Mapping offers you an exciting new way to activate your books.
Even if you are not familiar with PhotoReading, you might also recognize benefits to your
regular reading when considered from the vantage point of Future Mapping.
In brief, the PhotoReading whole-mind system allows you to process written materials at
exceedingly fast rates so you learn at speeds much faster than before. It uses the conscious and
preconscious processing capabilities of the mind in this 5-step process:
Step 1: Prepare – Establish a clear purpose for reading, and enter an ideal state
for optimal performance.
Step 2: Preview – Gain perspective on your reading materials and their value
to you.
Step 3: PhotoRead – Employ your brain’s natural ability to process information
nonconsciously.
Step 4: Postview – Build curiosity and stimulate your desire to learn.
Step 5: Activate – Involve your whole brain to achieve comprehension and attain
your reading goals.

How You Benefit Your PhotoReading


Successful activation of a book depends on a clear purpose, questions, and an active dialogue
with the author through your inner mind. Future Mapping provides an opportunity for all of that
and more. Creating a chart to activate a book or a pile of written materials can benefit you in
several ways during the PhotoReading process.
You will find two different strategies listed below that can be used to create Future Mapping
charts of books that you PhotoRead and activate. One is without telling a story and the other is
with telling a story. Try them out.
You will find that using Future Mapping after PhotoReading and postviewing a book can bring
greater clarity to your purpose and insights to accomplish your personal objectives. A chart can
also reveal the best use of activation techniques to effectively get what you need from the book
in the time you have available.
You can also apply Future Mapping after activation. You can create a chart to help you develop
an action scenario based on what you have learned. Your inner mind will reveal the ideal
approach to ensure you accomplish the goals that motivated you to read the materials.
Future Mapping can serve as an alternative to Mind Mapping.
You can use it after syntopically reading multiple books to formulate ways to go beyond what
has been presented. It can help you establish a new approach of your own.

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Future Mapping Activation Strategies
The following two strategies can help you apply Future Mapping to your reading materials. If
you are a PhotoReader, play with these or experiment in your own unique way.

Activation without Telling a Story


Using this strategy you will create a chart without telling a story below the wavy line:
• Write the title of the book above the chart, not in the title box.
• Write your task, your purpose for reading, in the upper left corner.
• Draw a time line on the chart so it reflects the number of pages in the book from
beginning to end, with Page 1 on the far left and the last page number on the far right.
• Draw your 120 percent happy person, in this case, the author.
• After you prepare and preview, describe the 120 percent happy and fulfilled state of
the author.
• Describe your gift, a predictive image of the value you will receive as you PhotoRead.
• PhotoRead the book.
• Using your nondominant hand, draw the wavy line.
• Draw arrows to indicate interesting points on the line. Notice approximately where they
line up with specific pages in the book for you to explore.
• As you postview, first review the pages aligned with your arrows. Notice trigger words
(keywords) that attract your attention, and write them below the wavy line. Then
formulate questions around each of the interesting points on the wavy line.
• Activate areas of the book that interest you to answer the questions and connect with the
importance of the trigger words. Write your answers and insights above the wavy line.
• If you choose to take it further, create an action scenario above the wavy line to apply
what you have gained from the materials and your interactions with the author.
• Write a theme for the chart in the title box.
• Describe the entire book to someone in three minutes, using your chart as a reference.

Activation with Storytelling


In this approach you will tell a story below the wavy line:
• Write the title of the book above the chart, not in the title box.
• Write your task, your purpose for reading, in the upper left corner.

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• Choose to make someone happy (not necessarily the author), and draw a smiley face.
• After you prepare and preview, describe the 120 percent happy and fulfilled state of the
happy person and the gift you receive.
• Describe the present state of the person you have chosen to make happy.
• PhotoRead the book.
• Using your nondominant hand, draw the wavy line.
• Draw arrows to indicate interesting points that capture your attention. These are aspects
of the book that will reveal insights to help you with your purpose.
• Write the story of happiness as you normally would below the wavy line.
• Circle trigger words (keywords) in your story.
• When you postview and activate the book, look for the trigger words or words similar to
the trigger words, because that is what you need from the book.
• Write ideas and ways to apply what you learned above the wavy line.
• Write a theme for the chart in the title box.

Regular Reading
If you are not a PhotoReader, you can still apply some of these techniques. Instead of
PhotoReading, simply read the book as you normally would (even though it will take you 3 to 10
times longer than with PhotoReading). Then draw the wavy line, create a story about the author
or someone else below the line, and circle keywords. Next, explore the book, looking out for
those keywords and capturing insights related to your purpose for reading above the line.

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USING FUTURE MAPPING IN YOUR LIFE
The following Quick Tips Guide and Checklists offer ideas for what you can be doing in the
days, weeks, and months to come to gain the most benefit from Future Mapping. Included are a
checklist to help you through your first 90-Day Challenge and recommendations for applying the
process in all areas of your life.

Quick Tips Guide


Trust that your nonconscious knows more than your conscious about how to achieve your goals.
Let it help you. Do Future Mapping charts for all your important projects in life.
If you ever get stuck on some aspect of the process or just need a little guidance when creating a
chart, use these helpful tips.

Step Future Mapping Tips

• Select a task or goal that motivates you or one for which you need a
breakthrough.
Prepare • Any time you think “I wish I had…” is a time to use Future Mapping.
• When setting your intention, make a clear statement of what you want
more of (not less of).

• Describe the happy person’s state as vibrantly as possible so you tune


in to the same passion and energy you want for yourself.
Future
• Pay attention to even the tiniest details of the gift—what may seem
trivial can bring huge rewards.

• Describe the current situation just sufficiently enough to gain the


Present
essence of what is going on.

• Use a childlike curiosity to spark your creativity and innate


storytelling ability.
Story • Be open to hilariously ridiculous plots—the crazier they are, the
greater potential for huge insights.
• Be open to your intuition.

• Take time to play with keywords and associations, giving the universe
more opportunities to enlighten you.
Action • The more fun you have interpreting your story, the more likely you are
to see what your nonconscious mind is trying to show you.
• Review the subtitles of your story for ideas on structuring your action plan.

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• Create titles that tie everything together, making your charts easier
to remember.
• Use your chart’s title as an affirmation to motivate you.
Ignition • The universe rewards action—move into action right away with a
baby step.
• Come back to your charts for fresh insights after you have already
taken action.

Complete the 90-Day Challenge Checklist


Every day for 90 days create a Future Mapping chart. Some days will be for a larger project,
other days for a smaller project, and still other days for a chart within a chart. Consider the
following approaches.

Set One Long-Range Goal


One approach you could take is to identify a larger task or goal you want to accomplish and then
chunk it down over the 3-month period with a series of charts. Here’s a plan to guide you:
• Create a quarterly or 3-month chart for your goal.
• The next day, do a separate chart that covers just the first phase or month of your action plan.
• Next, select the main task of that first phase and create a chart for it. This can bring you
additional insights for how to best carry out the first phase.
• Before your week begins, create a simple chart that further refines your actions.
• Then each day of the week, do a quick chart to guide your daily efforts.
• Before the end of the weekend, do a chart for the upcoming week. Continue with your
daily charts. Repeat this process through four weeks.
• At the end of four weeks, create a chart for the second month, and repeat the process. Do
it again for the third month.

Task or Goal: ________________________________________________________________


________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

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90-Day Future Mapping Challenge (Long-Range Plan)

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90-Day Future Mapping Challenge (Freestyle Approach)
If you do not have a 3-month goal in mind, take the approach of creating a daily Future Mapping
chart each day for 90 days. Then create longer-term charts as needed to carry out projects and
activities as they arise in your personal or professional life.
Check the days off as you go. It will help to motivate you and give you a sense of great
satisfaction as you see how far you have come in your practice.

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Life Changes Checklist
Any time circumstances in your life change dramatically, such as a marriage/divorce, change
in career or job layoff, relocation of home, injury or illness, or even the loss of a loved one, use
Future Mapping to help guide you to a new perspective for how to move forward in your life.
Describe your goal or task on the chart in a way that captures the values or qualities important
to you. For instance, after divorce a goal might be, Create a joyful and secure life for my family
as a single parent. Do your chart as you normally would, telling a story and deciding an action
scenario that will help you create the life you desire.
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New Year’s Resolutions Checklist
Each year when you draft your New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead, create a Future
Mapping chart for each resolution or goal. Consider a goal for each of the main four areas of
your life.
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Engage Others Checklist
There is tremendous benefit in engaging others in the Future Mapping process, one-on-one
and in groups. Sharing the experience helps you access the rich images and messages from the
imaginal realm of others who join you in the process.
p Make a list of five or more people you will engage in the course. You may let them listen
to the audio sessions, invite them to join you in your next listening, or walk them through
the process yourself—as you teach, you learn.
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Strategic Planning Checklist


Use Future Mapping to undertake a large change initiative in your community or develop a long-
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Periodically Revisit Future Mapping Checklist
We recommend you listen to the Future Mapping course quarterly during the first year to deepen
your understanding. Then re-listen to any sessions as needed to strengthen specific skills. Revisit
the course once a year to keep these important teachings active in your life. At a minimum,
review the manual and any notes you may have taken.
p Put a note in your calendar at three months from now.
p Put a note in your calendar at six months from now.
p Put a note in your calendar at nine months from now.
p Put a note in your calendar at one year from now.
p Put a recurring item in your calendar to remind you every year.

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TOOLS FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
We offer some of the finest programs to help you maximize your potential and get the
most from life.

Genius Code
Guiding You into the Realm of Genius
by Paul R. Scheele with Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Learn the same Image Streaming techniques that inspired Masanori
Kanda to create Future Mapping. Paul Scheele and mind development
pioneer Win Wenger teamed up to create a fascinating exploration into the
human mind with useful and practical applications that can benefit you
immediately and for a lifetime.
Your powerful inner mind talks to your conscious mind through a steady stream of images. Break
the code of these messages and you can improve your performance in virtually all aspects of
mental ability including memory, quickness, IQ, intuition, and learning capacity.
Win Wenger has research showing the exceptional achievements of famous thinkers may have
been more the result of mental conditioning than genetic superiority. Now you can condition
your own mind the same way. This means that genius thinking is within your grasp.

Genius Mind
Activating Your Brilliance DVD
by Paul R. Scheele
Forget boring talks about “brain power”… this is a rock concert of mental
potential and the perfect complement to Future Mapping. This uniquely
interactive DVD will inspire and motivate you into action to immediately improve your life. Paul
R. Scheele reveals how the brain works and how to use this knowledge to further your financial,
relationship, and academic success.

PhotoReading
Use Your Whole Mind to Read with Speed, Comprehension, and
Enjoyment
by Paul R. Scheele
Experience how mentally photographing the printed page turns your mind
into an information sponge. You learn new ways of processing information
to give you an edge in today’s world where knowledge is currency. As a
beginning PhotoReader you will get through your reading at least three

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times faster than you can now—without the stress of speed reading. Hundreds of thousands have
already used the self-study course or attended the PhotoReading seminar.
The PhotoReading whole mind system allows you to get your reading done in the time you have
at a level of comprehension you need. You can be more knowledgeable, improve your job skills,
ease your workload, earn more money, and supercharge your memory.

Paraliminal Sessions
by Paul R. Scheele, Ph.D.
As you know from the Future Mapping Paraliminal session, Paul Scheele’s
Paraliminals activate your “whole mind” to create the most receptive brain
state for personal transformation. Through a precise blend of music, words,
and cutting-edge audio frequencies, the Paraliminal technology stimulates your
genius mind to begin learning how to quickly improve your life and maximize
your potential.
Paul created 42 individual Paraliminals to gently activate your inner mind to
make your life better and better. Truly, nothing gets results like a Paraliminal.
You may purchase them individually or as a set in the Ultimate You Library.
Abundant Money Mindset–Move beyond limits and build financial strength
Anxiety-Free–Gain freedom from fears and project strength
Automatic Pilot–Eliminate negative self-talk and vaporize self-sabotage
Belief–Strengthen belief in your ability to achieve
Break the Habit–Free yourself from addictive behaviors
Conscious Time–Get the most out of every minute
Creating Sparks–Ignite fun, attraction, and romance
Deep Relaxation–Enjoy profound and rejuvenating relaxation
Dream Play–Profit from remembering and using your dreams
Fresh Start–Make each moment a new beginning
Focus & Concentration–Accomplish more in less time with focal point thinking
Get Around To It–Eliminate procrastination and succeed by design
Happy for No Reason–Build an unshakable inner home for happiness
Holiday Cheer–Feel love, peace, and joy toward yourself and your world
Ideal Weight–Reach and maintain your ideal weight—naturally
Instantaneous Personal Magnetism–Turn on poise, charm, and sex appeal
Intuition Amplifier–Bring clarity, trust, and power to your inner knowing
Letting Go–Gain emotional freedom from what holds you back
Living the Law of Attraction–Consistently attract the good, positive, and extraordinary
Memory Supercharger–Strengthen your memory and concentration
New Action Generator–Make choices, take action, and succeed
New Behavior Generator–Neutralize unwanted behaviors and take on new ones
New History Generator–Transform emotions and memories that block you
New Option Generator–Resolve issues with new solutions and choices

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Peak Performance–Fire up your motivation for superior results
Perfect Health–Align your mind and body for self-healing and well-being
Personal Genius–Accelerate your learning abilities
Positive Relationships–Create strong, beneficial, and lasting relationships
Power Thinking–Think clearer, smarter, faster
Prosperity–Open the flow of abundance in your life
Recover & Reenergize–Get your body back to feeling great
Sales Leap–Perform with the winning attitude and skills of the best
Self-Discipline–Follow through with consistency and determination
Self-Esteem Supercharger–Gain profound confidence and feel great about yourself
Sleep Deeply/Wake Refreshed–Gain rest, healing, creativity, and energy
Simplicity–Uncomplicate your life for more freedom and joy
Smoke-Free–Effortlessly cut back and give up smoking
Success Built to Last–Create a life that matters
Talking to Win–Communicate with ease, present with authority
You Deserve It!–Gratefully receive life’s abundant gifts
Youthful Vitality–Enjoy the creative energy and vitality of youth
10-Minute Supercharger–Energize your body and mind in minutes

Natural Brilliance
Move from Feeling Stuck to Achieving Success
by Paul R. Scheele
Unshackle blocks that have held you back. In this uniquely powerful
course, Paul Scheele helps you understand how being stuck undermines
your brilliance. See how you might be living with the model of failure
instead of the model of success.
You will move from feeling stuck to achieving success with four simple steps you do in your mind.
As a result, stress drains away, proverbial mountains shrink to molehills, goals soar to achievement,
relationships become more meaningful, and life becomes smoother and more fulfilling.
Several Paraliminal learning sessions make the steps of Natural Brilliance automatic, and the
Natural Brilliance Generator Paraliminal helps you spontaneously move through limitations as
they arise in the future.

Spring Forest Qigong


For Health and Healing
by Chunyi Lin
For thousands of years the Chinese elite have known that controlled
breathing techniques combined with focused concentration and simple
movements can significantly improve one’s health. They call this
practice Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”).

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Chunyi Lin, a Qigong master, teacher, and healer, has demystified this ancient practice and made
it practical for today’s modern people. His Spring Forest Qigong course guides you through
learning simple, easy-to-follow exercises for a vibrant sense of energy and well-being. With
the practice of Qigong you can take away stress, pain, and sickness at speeds that will amaze
anyone… leaving you with more energy.

Diamond Feng Shui


Balance, Harmony, Good Fortune
by Marie Diamond with Paul R. Scheele
Universal energy continuously flows in and around our homes and
workplaces. Learn to attract positive energy and deflect negative energy so
that you experience fortune and happiness in the four main areas of living:
success, health, relationships, and spiritual growth.
Marie Diamond shows how universal energy responds to you personally, including how a room
with good Feng Shui actually stimulates your brain to access desirable alpha brain waves. You
also learn how to energize your home and workplace, reduce stagnant energy, and harness a type
of dynamic energy that ebbs and flows over time.

Paraliminal Walkabout
Step Into the Genius Resources of Your Mind
by Paul R. Scheele, Ph.D., and David Rubenstein, Ph.D.
Turn an everyday walk into a profound personal growth experience. Paraliminal
Walkabout combines the power of the Paraliminal human performance
technology with specific walking and breathing strategies to help you build
a mind-body connection for enhancing all areas of your life—physical, mental, emotional, and
spiritual. Benefit from this super-learning state with four individual Paraliminal Walkabouts
included with this course: Abundance, Health Boost, Creative Thinking, and Quiet Mind.

Sonic Access
Instantly Transform Through the Power of Sound
by Paul R. Scheele and Paul Hoffman
Sonic Access offers you an amazing portal to greater success, richer
relationships, balanced health, and spiritual growth. The four Paraliminal
Meditations by Paul R. Scheele bring together the words, music, tones, and sound energy
vibrations to help stabilize your intentions, support you energetically, build your internal
connections, and attract to you all the resources you need to move your thoughts into positive
actions and results.

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Abundance for Life
Trance Breaking, Wealth Making
by Paul R. Scheele
Most of us live in a trance, the illusion of limitation. Paul Scheele will
take you on a journey from your familiar world to follow your hopes
and dreams. You will free up energy as you awaken anew into a world of
abundance, power, and possibility.
This wealth-making course will help you rewrite the script of your life for overflowing
abundance. Whether you want outward prosperity of family ski trips, additions to your home,
and BMWs, or a spiritually complete lifestyle of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love, you will
learn the secrets to having things you want miraculously appear as well as the mental processes
that make it happen for you.

Memory Optimizer
A Fun, Bold Approach to Vastly Improve Your Memory
by Vera Birkenbihl with Paul R. Scheele
A poor memory robs your income potential, steals your personality, and creates
frustrations throughout your day. Capitalize on recent brain research to easily
improve your memory with a unique approach using Vera F. Birkenbihl’s “The
Birkenbihl Method” and Paul R. Scheele’s “Paraliminal Learning.”
Concepts and practical processes such as Intelligent Gap Management, the Inner Archive,
Memory Pyramid, and the Anchorman List coupled with 57 memory tricks will give strength to
your memory and ability to learn.

Aura Seeing
Experience the luminous world beyond ordinary sight
by Brian Osborne
Everything in existence—every person, animal, plant, and object—
generates an energetic field or aura. In this fascinating interactive program,
teacher and healer Brian Osborne helps you reconnect with your natural
ability to see this life energy, Qi, giving you a clearer, more complete
picture of the world around you including the people in your life.
Brian integrates ancient Eastern and Western shamanic traditions with modern science in ways that
are easy to follow and fun to do. Vivid meditations help you enter a state of profound relaxation,
while clearing your energetic field to see auras more clearly. Gazing diagrams and exercises
train your physical eyes to see energy and help open your “third” eye. As you learn to trust your
perception of what is normally outside of conscious awareness, you gain practical benefits in your
daily life and the amazing gift of seeing the beauty of the luminous, moving energy.

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Seeds of Enlightenment
Changing the Paradigm Series
by Jeddah Mali
Understand the natural laws that govern your existence. Spiritual mentor
Jeddah Mali helps you discover that enlightenment is a state of being, and
it is the state of being that you have been all along. Through a series of eight experiential and
transformative meditations, you will feel and sense your role in generating your experiences in
each moment, which can greatly affect your health and well-being.

Numerology
Know your numbers, know your self
by Gordon Taylor Spowart
Everything in the universe can be expressed in terms of numbers. Numbers
embody specific attributes, traits, and challenges. The numbers of your
birth and those associated with your name describe your personality,
talents, and skills, and the way you approach your daily life.
Numerology helps you understand the nine basic lessons you are here to learn and the role
“karma,” the cosmic principle of destiny, plays in your life. Numerologist Gordon Taylor
Spowart teaches you how to uncover your lessons—or numbers—and create a Reading Chart
that can help guide the choices and actions you take in pursuit of your goals and dreams.

Effortless Success
Living the Law of Attraction
by Jack Canfield with Paul R. Scheele
We create our lives, with every thought every minute of every day.
The keys are to ask, believe, and receive. Best-selling author and
transformational leader Jack Canfield translates these general principles
into specific daily practices to help you create the life you want now.
He guides you in three powerful courses. In Activating the Law of Attraction you learn how to get
from where you are to where you want to be. In Integrating the Law of Attraction you discover how
to deal with obstacles that stand between you and your dreams. In Applying the Law of Attraction
you create breakthroughs in your health, relationships, personal growth, and success.

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Pure Energy
All Day Long, All Life Long
By Deirdre Hade
Vivid imagery, beautiful music, and healing sounds form the eight five-
minute meditations of Radiance Pure Energy from spiritual teacher, mystic,
and healer Deirdre Hade. Her teachings and meditations help you create a
powerful energetic foundation of deep integration, peace, and connection
to your higher self, the people you love, and your life purpose. This will help you greet each day
with a vibrant outlook and meet every challenge and opportunity with greater focus, enthusiasm,
and joy. With this easy-to-use program, you can tap the pure love that emanates from your heart
and live harmoniously with pure energy.

Resiliency
The Power to Bounce Back
by Al Siebert, Ph.D., with Paul R. Scheele
Learn mental strategies to overcome adversity and thrive in most
circumstances. Get both the edge to handle life’s annoyances and setbacks
as well as confidence to deal powerfully with cataclysmic events. Al
Siebert and Paul Scheele help you build mental and emotional flexibility to
turn misfortune into good fortune.

Million Dollar Vocabulary


Sharpen Your Verbal Edge for Success
by J. Michael Bennett, Ph.D., with Paul R. Scheele
Breakthrough processes help you learn 600 new words to use naturally in
everyday life. People with a strong vocabulary are thought to be smarter
and more capable, which is why they are generally given all of the breaks
and earn the most money. See how your vocabulary will grow from the
very first listening.
This vocabulary builder consists of ten vocabulary lessons and two Paraliminals in MP3 format
for you to download along with a 64-page PDF playbook. The playbook supports the lessons with
quizzes and crossword puzzles, tips for expanding your vocabulary, and an extensive glossary. The
Paraliminal learning sessions imprint the words and their meanings directly to your brain.

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EasyLearn Languages
Spanish, French, German
by Arlene M. Jullie, Helga Boege, and Paul R. Scheele
In as little as ten minutes a day you can learn a new language without rote
memorization or tedious study. Learn in the same effortless manner you
learned your native language. Accelerated learning principles ensure that the
EasyLearn method is easier and more fun than any other language program.

Diamond Dowsing
Ancient Secrets, Modern Solutions
by Marie Diamond
Energy emanates from the earth’s core 24 hours a day. How the energy reaches you
determines whether it has a positive or negative impact. Feng Shui master Marie
Diamond reveals how the earth’s energy and the energy created by electricity,
machinery, and cell phones affect you. She teaches you step by step how to use
dowsing rods, interpret their movements, and take appropriate action so you can neutralize stressed
energy and amplify positive energy for your greater success, health, and well-being.

Four Powers for Greatness


Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing
by J. Michael Bennett, Ph.D., with Paul R. Scheele
Discover the four power skills that can stop you cold or lead you to
greatness: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. Quickly absorb
thoughts, ideas, and feelings by becoming a more effective listener and
reader. Enjoy expressing yourself thoroughly and completely with powerful
speaking and writing skills.

Euphoria!
The Gift of a Healthy, Balanced, and Energetic Life
by Paul R. Scheele, Hale Dwoskin, D. Trinidad Hunt, Chunyi Lin, Bill
Harris, and Rex Stevens Sikes
Six experts come together to help you experience a natural, euphoric high.
Learn to enter, at will, a sense of inner calm. Experience joyful flowing
with the events around you. Feel blissful happiness, love, rapture, and
peace of mind.
Paul Scheele presents a Paraliminal session, Hale Dwoskin teaches The Sedona Method for
euphoria, D. Trinidad Hunt helps you find purpose, Chunyi Lin presents a Spring Forest Qigong

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meditation, Bill Harris gives you a Holosync experience, and Rex Steven Sikes takes you on a ride
with the Attitude Activator—all giving you the gift of a healthful, balanced, and energetic life.

Happy for No Reason


7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
by Marci Shimoff
Deep and lasting happiness doesn’t depend on your circumstances. It just
bubbles up from within… for no reason at all. You don’t have to win the
lottery, lose weight, or have happy genes. In this powerful seven-step
approach, transformational teacher Marci Shimoff shows you how to
experience true happiness from the inside out, naturally bringing greater
success, wealth, and health, and more fulfilling relationships.

No Matter What!
Stepping into Your Greatness
by Lisa Nichols
Finding your passion and living your dreams becomes an exciting adventure in
this transformational course. You learn to sing your song, dance your dance, and
exercise your personal power so you can experience the peace, prosperity, and
happiness you deserve. Bounce back from setbacks faster, step fully into your
authentic power, remove limitation, and push back any fear. You learn to use your inner coach to
make better decisions, create dynamic relationships, inspire people, and make a difference in the
world—no matter what!

Spiritual Codes
Align your life with the energy of your soul
by Marie Diamond
You have your own individual pathway in this life, your personal trials
and triumphs, influenced by a specific set of vibrations called the Spiritual
Codes. There are seven Spiritual Codes. Each is associated with a color
and with an archetype—builder, contributor, creator, healer, discoverer,
luminary, and visionary.
Your Spiritual Codes shape your life. Each is connected with a particular way of being and
include your thoughts, feelings, and actions. As a human being, you are evolving to become
fully aware of your spiritual oneness with the universe. The challenges and victories of life are
there to help you master more of your connection with the universe.

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Diamond Hexagrams
Ancient Symbols to Expand Your Life
by Marie Diamond
The I Ching is the world’s oldest and most revered system of personal guidance
and prophecy, unveiling the balance between heaven, human, and earth energy.
Diamond Hexagrams reveals its use as a code for manifestation. Marie Diamond shows you how
you can apply the complex system of symbols called hexagrams to adjust the energy that flows
into your space. You will clarify and uplift your life purpose… increase the flow of abundance in
your life… enhance your career and business success… improve your health and well-being…
create more loving and fulfilling relationships… discover greater peace and contentment…
change the “energetic direction” of your home.

Additional powerful programs to maximize your potential...


Focus your goals with CLEAR MIND ~ BRIGHT FUTURE
Embrace the power of reflection with BOUNDLESS RENEWAL
Live fully in every waking moment with EMBRACING FREEDOM
Tap nature’s cycle of abundance with SONIC ACCESS FOUR SEASONS
Experience the truth of your being with INFINITE GRACE
Affirm a happy and fulfilling life with PERSONAL CELEBRATION
Advance your Qigong practice with WISDOM & INSIGHTS
Access the abundant universe with DIAMOND QUANTUM COLORS
Create the brain chemistry for lasting love with LOVE AND LONG LIFE

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