Divide up into Teams of 3. Take each person on your Team of 3 through the Emotional Healing Process that is related to their personal reason for not being able to travel the world.
Matrix Code GOTRANOW.02
Practice Walking There
Matrix Code GOTRANOW.03
Detect Invisible Parts Of Your Survival Strategy
Matrix Code GOTRANOW.04
You created your Survival Strategy to allow you to keep surviving. This seems like a noble cause... and it is, to a point. After all, it is your responsibility to survive. You discover the end point when you figure out that abiding the constraints of your Survival Strategy keeps you surviving while it prevents you from Living Full Out.
But what is your Survival Strategy exactly?
This Experiment is to set out on at least a month-long journey with a specific mission: to discover invisible parts of your Survival Strategy that are still dominating your life.
How can you see the invisible parts? By putting yourself into an environment different from your current circumstances. The contrast will reveal the uselessness or even silliness of parts of your Survival Strategy that you would ordinarily not be able to notice.
For example, let us suppose that you are working some job, living in some apartment, wearing work clothes, eating certain foods, paying certain bills, sticking to a daily schedule Monday through Friday, and then switching to a different schedule on the weekends. This Experiment is to throw yourself into a Journey where you are not living in an apartment, not going to work, and where others are not either. This could be in the Kalahari Bush country, or the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, or camping on a surfing beach in Baja California or Australia. Suddenly you will start seeing parts of your Survival Strategy.
Your alarm clock goes off when there is no need for it anymore. Your Survival Strategy was to give your Center away to your alarm clock. Knowing what time it is ran your life.
Or you wear clothes that are only socially required in an office but not in tropical bush country. You can survive in a social environment that tells you what clothes you need to wear, and now with no restraints you don't actually know what you truly want to wear.
Or what or when you want to eat.
Or what you actually want to do during your day.
Or perhaps your Survival Talents for sexual energy exchange have no manipulation effect on the local people because it does not match their patterns.
Or perhaps you have the Survival Strategy of keeping more food around than you can eat, and you have no room for what you buy in your backpack.
Please write into your Beep! Book the outmoded, previously invisible remnants you discover about your Survival Strategy which become glaringly apparent from journeying as a Stranger In A Strange Land.
After doing this Experiment, please enter Matrix Code GOTRANOW.04 in your free account at StartOver.xyz. This Experiment is worth 16 Matrix points.
Read all of it now. It's not in any particular order.
And remember, if something incredibly more interesting and valuable becomes possible for you while you are out there on the road, do not regard this list as absolute rules or as an excuse to not reclaim your destiny.
Here is your mission: Leave home. Hit the road. Fly to Calcutta for at least 5 weeks. Let your instinct guide you to valuable experiences. Each day of your stay help three people in a profound way.
Before you go, obtain and read through a travel guide to India. We recommend guidebooks published by Lonely Planet.
Also buy the Lonely Planet Bengali Phrase Book and Hindi/Urdu Phrase Book. Learn 100 words of the local dialect, which is Bengali in Calcutta and Hindi in Varanasi - preferably before you go. Speak in the local dialect as often as possible. Definitely learn to say "Please," and "Thank you," and "Excuse me," or "I am sorry," and use them often.
When you arrive and are walking through the Duty Free section of the airport, buy 2 bottles of Johnny Walker Red Label whiskey and two cartons of Marlboro cigarettes. Sell them later for double the price you paid at New Market in Calcutta.
Within 24 hours of arriving have no more than the following in your possession: Wear 'Yoga Whites' if you are a man (plain white cotton Kurta shirt and white drawstring Pajama pants) or a plain cotton Sari wrap skirt and 'Showli' top if you are a woman. Have the saleswoman show you how to put it on. Wear only these for your whole trip.
Wear sandals without leather on your feet.
Wear a money belt or pouch containing your passport, your return airplane
ticket, and your money (bring no more than $300 cash, US$ in new 20$ or 50$ bills is recommended).
Carry a cotton backpack (not army surplus, not nylon, no zippers).
Drink only bottled water with sealed tops, no ice, no fruit juices which might have been mixed with water, no uncooked foods which might have been washed in water such as lettuce.
Learn to brush your teeth without use of water.
Carry in the bag your water bottle, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shampoo, a small towel, hairbrush (if necessary), small flashlight, your Beep! Book, and the other items listed here.
As a health precaution we recommend that you bring with you gelatin capsules containing multi-strain Acidophilus Probiotic powder. Take two of these capsules 20 minutes before eating.
Buy a Lunghi or a Dhoti (a piece of cloth that will serve as your blanket, and your sun hat. It is also what you wear when you are washing your Yoga Whites or your Sari.)
Get yourself a sweeping broom with dustpan. Carry it wherever you go.
Sleep at the Salvation Army Red Shield Guest House at 2 Sudder Street, where you can get a dorm bed for 20-30 Rupees per night. If you can't get a dorm bed here, try the nearby Hotel Maria, or around the corner down Stuart Lane try Modern Lodge or Hotel Paragon.
The next day go straight to the Missionaries Of Charity 'Mother House' at 54A Lower Circular Road in Calcutta. Start sweeping the sidewalk outside and slowly work your way backwards up the steps into the building, continuously sweeping and cleaning up things. If someone asks you to do something else for them, simply do it. Do not get into a discussion. Become a sweeper. Work there. Even if they say "Go away!" or "You have to apply first," or whatever, just stay there and serve. Tell them you have to it. Do whatever is necessary to work there, but do not lie. Provide value at the Mission for at least 15 days.
Bring one book to study from the PM Book Reading List.
Use gasoline/diesel/electric powered public transportation as little as possible. Instead use rickshaws or horse carts. Best is to walk.
Spend at least 14 of your days without companion travelers.
Stay in the company of local people, not westerners.
Wear no sun glasses.
Buy only 3 souvenirs.
Bring no camera and take no photographs.
Send no letters or postcards.
Make no telephone calls except to reconfirm your return flight if necessary.
Give away no money.
Use no drugs.
Make no promises.
Do not engage in sex.
Do silent sitting for 35 minutes every morning no matter where you are or what is happening.
Do 20 minutes of stretching every day.
Write every day in your Beep! Book for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Attend an evening program or two at the Rabindra Sadan in Calcutta. Ask around for what a good night would be to go there.
Walk to the New Market, and the Dakshineswar Kali Temple where Ramakrishna taught. Do a silent sitting there.
On your 21st day, take the train to Varanasi. You must arrange this ahead of time. Travel second class, not first class.
Get to the Dasaswamedh Ghat on the Ganges River, and from there, walk to the Shanti Guest House to stay. If they are full, walk to another guest house nearby.
Do not allow a Ricshaw-Wallah (driver) to take you to places because he will take a 30% commission from the fee you pay there which you will pay.
While in Varanasi, spend an entire day (dawn until dusk) at Manikarnika Ghat where bodies are cremated. Visit the Hanuman Ghat at dawn.
Spend a day (not Friday) at Sarnath. Where Buddha taught and also visit in the Dhamekh Stupa and the Archeological Museum.
Remember your 3 acts of profound service each day.