A “Defining Moment” is an Event (a changing reality) that, on the Thinker’s Scale(a positive and a negative ruler separated by a zero), ‘flips’ on a Theme from Good to Bad, Bad-to-less-Bad, or Bad to Good. ‘Flips” may occur with people, places, or things. The word “Theme” (C13, something put down) is in so many fields and with so many varied subjects as to often have incongruent associations of ideas. Definitions include: a unifying central or dominating idea; organization around a single topic; an emanating underlying aura or atmosphere (e.g. tone or attitude–implicit or explicit); whatever gives unity to a variety of examples; and shared essence properties (without saying the possible conflicting sources of those Essences, as occurs between the African Tradition Spiritual and the European Supernatural). Since I think of “Skeletons” of the human body as being roughly the same and all else on it (e.g. fat, skin, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves) having more wide-spread unique variations, I liken a Theme to humans’ “Skeletons” (‘dried body’; mummy). Suppose there are an Association of Events that have the “Skeleton” as their Grand Central Station. Analogizing each Event to a subway means both with many railways miles, taking people from station to station, day and night. Any given subway may run underground, on top of the ground, or on elevated tracks. But suppose a subway train ‘here and there’ has an obstruction at some point that prevents, say 3, from not being able to get to Grand Central Station–until a repair crew, all at the same time, make the correction. A Defining Moment results when all trains are in normal “Skeleton” Interrelationship aspects. For this Physical World Mechanism, Nature’s Organic model is Nerve Cells, which are always in touch with other nerve cells. Their Interrelationship point, where the Nerve Cells touch each other, is called a Synapse.
The duty of a Synapse is to provide a means for an impulse arriving from some Messenger along a Nerve axon–and with sufficient focused power to leap across to a neighboring cell body. Once the ending of a nerve cell is stimulated, the process spreads towards the destination, like small waves—similar to happenings after a stone is thrown into a pond. Just as the human Nervous System has a Web-like pattern, correspondence is the Cosmic Organism’s Web-like Subway of Associations. That Web-like system is each of all God’s Creatures and Creations being interconnected. All independently act and interdependently interact in accordance with the God assigned identities of each. By being a “ME/WE” Web, what is done in any part of the Web affects the entire Web and its contents. Also like the well-functioning Subway System, when such happens in the Cosmos, there are beneficial Defining Moments. On Earth, when all things are working smoothly–whether on the positive or negative side of the Thinker’s Scale–there will be Defining Moments. Most are beyond ones or a people’s control; some can be somewhat influenced by one and/or other people; and some are under people’s and/or ones control. Throughout my life, I have focused on only those ‘Things’ I can control. That means making the best use of my Personal Power by Taking Charge and Control of my Selfhood–Take Charge and Control of all I do–Take Charge and Control of the situation I am in. I avoid what I cannot control!
This process is used on the positive scale to Create, Enhance, and Maintain Harmony; on the negative scale, to Protect, Defend, and when necessary, to go on ‘soft’ Offense to achieve my Mission. My invariable, seemingly inseparable contrary opposites or counterforces, are the Ignorant, Fools, Stupid, and Wicked people. They are dedicated to not controlling themselves while making an all out effort to control others. So, I must control cultivating ‘winning’ Ma’at Brain/Mind power. Practice comes from perfecting Focused Attention skills, for then more power is given to mental acts of holding neural circuits of my brain in place so as to keep them steady in what they are doing. Maintaining sustained focus makes one mentally stronger; enhances my existing mental thinking capacities; and generates more tenacious mental (clinging) energy. That energy triggers more nerve structures to join the process of Focused Attention–similar to the way a crowd forms around a street magician. The greater the number of members in the crowd of neural circuits, the more power is available to make Creative paths to Good ends. Prolonged periods of Concentration, while gathering more clinging brain energy, gives decision and solution advantages over “smarter” people who do not concentrate. jabaileymd.com