The Third Level of Transformation: Trading Beyond the Matrix

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1547975611279{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Transformation at Level 3: Trading Beyond the Matrix” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Toward the end of the movie, Neo is able to step beyond his programming. He is able to do things that you shouldn’t be able to do within the Matrix. This is an excellent metaphor to comprehend the final level of transformation: trading beyond the matrix of your beliefs by changing your level of awareness, or in other words, consciousness. You might raise that level if you actually transform or eliminate 1,000 beliefs. It might happen if you transform 50 to 100 parts.

Could raising your consciousness transform you into a better trader?

However, for some people, it might be even easier than that. If you transform five significant issues that have dominated your life, and you understand the process, you can go on to accomplish anything. But let ’s look a little deeper into what raising your level of consciousness might mean.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_width=”50″][vc_custom_heading text=”The Power of Consciousness” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]The late David Hawkins was one of the most successful psychiatrists in the world. He had a very high level of consciousness and performed miracle cures on his patients. He eventually closed his practice to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology, with his thesis on measuring the levels of human consciousness. Much of his thesis was then turned into a popular book entitled Power vs. Force.

In Power vs. Force, Hawkins describes human consciousness using a log scale from 1 to 1,000, with 1,000 being the highest level of consciousness achievable by a human being. It might seem unimportant to assign a number to a concept as nebulous as consciousness, but we can use Hawkins observations to illustrate the kind of power that a psychological transformation could have for a trader–or for anyone.

Hawkins postulated that only a few (e.g., Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, etc.) ever achieved the 1,000 level. He goes on to say that, for much of the past 5,000 years, human consciousness as a whole has been just below 200— the level that separates positive emotions and outlook from an overall negative disposition. According to Hawkins, Gandhi had a consciousness of 700. Which provides a potential explanation for why he was able to defeat the British Army, whose collective consciousness was 175. That’s why the log scale difference becomes important because it helps us see the relative value of power (high consciousness) compared with force (low consciousness).

Raising your level of consciousness, even to a small degree, can have a profound effect on you as a trader. If you are trading at a low level of consciousness, you are probably trading out of fear, greed, or desperation. Can you imagine what effect it might have your trading if you were to trade from a level of acceptance or peacefulness? The difference would be enormous.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_width=”50″][vc_custom_heading text=”Exercise: How much better could your trade trading be?” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Try this simple exercise by asking yourself two questions.

1. How much more profitable would you be as a trader if you had actually made the last trade you regret missing?

There are many reasons you might miss a trade, but if the reason you missed that trade was a lack of confidence in your system, chances are a consciousness transformation will get you past that problem.

2. How much more profitable would you be as a trader if you had cut short the biggest loss you took last year?

There are many reasons you might have experienced a big loss but if the reason you took such a big loss is because you broke your system rules in any way, or worse, didn’t have any of them defined, then the reality is that you didn’t need to take that loss.

Once you are consciously aware of beliefs and once your beliefs are useful and aligned on your trading, you can eliminate losses like this.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_width=”50″][vc_custom_heading text=”Your Personal Application of This Material” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Going through such a change in consciousness helps individuals become better traders because they are better able to enact the new rules for playing the trading game. One of our goals at the Van Tharp Institute is to help traders take large leaps forward in consciousness. Imagine again the impact of getting rid of more than 1,000 non-useful beliefs in a year. That probably would raise your consciousness several hundred points. Our work at Van Tharp International mostly about psychological transformation and every technique we use is clearly described in the book, Trading Beyond the Matrix. There is nothing we do in the Super Trader program that you couldn’t do on your own. The program is designed to help you transform yourself into a super trader more effectively than you might be able to do on your own.

Through the program Super Traders learn the technical basis of Tharp Think, which should help you design a great system that fits you for one particular market type with no problem at all. No problem, that is, unless you have psychological blocks. If after trying to do so, you find you need help, the psychological principles that will be introduced in this course, in the book, Trading Beyond the Matrix, and in the Super Trader program, are the basic tools to help you break through and make the transformation you need to achieve the kind of trading returns you are seeking.

In the next section of the course, the new rules for playing the trading game are explained in more depth. A number of the Super Trader candidates have found that by going through these three levels of transformation, they have increased their level of consciousness and this has helped them apply these new rules in a way that helps them reach their long-sought for goals. The subsequent sections of the course will feature some of their stories so that you can get a glimpse of how traders just like you have experienced these transformations.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”flash_right_sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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