The learning material and contents provided by the AltanaESP Network & System, frequently make use of terms and concepts that aren't all that familiar to most people. This glossary - AltanaESP Terms and Concepts - is a collection of the constructs (i.e. words, terms & concepts) often used in AltanaESP materials and content. This glossary act as a source of reference to enhance the contextual meaning and understanding of these "odd" terms and concepts. Words and/or phrases hold different meanings for each person. Therefore, it is a sensible idea to "define" the constructs used and to "place every body on the same page" when dealing with such constructs. You, the reader - most likely - have quite a different definition for, understanding of or perspective regarding such constructs... and that is fine! However, within the Altana... Electronic Support Platform (i.e. Network and System), the various terms, concepts and implications are quite specific and contextual.

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In the AltanaESP context habits are primarily associated with our actions and behaviours that either productively brings us closer to our goals (i.e. dreams and destiny) or unproductively take as further away from our personal goals in life. Habits are characteristic behavioural and action patterns, frequently followed until it becomes almost involuntary or are executed without really thinking about it any more. Thus, actions and behaviours can be regarded as a habit when such actions and behaviours are entrenched in our environmental noise filter.

Principles, the foundation layer or source to efficiently sustain our habits, can briefly be indicated as follows...
  • Desire: Is based on "I want to do it", because of a specific meaning and purpose that it holds for the individual. Desire fuels the authentic WHY of taking action, which - when fuelled by a price tag as purpose - often frustrates and eventually derails a person and create a life (i.e. destiny) of mediocrity and being unproductive.
  • Specialized Knowledge: This is a pool of knowledge and level of awareness serving as launching platform for "different ways of knowing" of WHAT to do within a particular context and under specific circumstances (i.e. self-determination & emotional maturity).
  • Competency: In essence competency represents the HOW of doing things and persistently take productive actions (i.e act SMART-ly), which is sourcing from a...
    • well defined and personalised vision statement, mission statement, value statement and legacy statement (i.e. intention, attitude, purpose and meaning).
    • critical thinking predisposition, which continuously questions collective indoctrinated dogmas.
    • a problem solving inclination which focus primarily on productive outcomes (i.e. achieving objectives or goals), rather than unproductive results (i.e. earning money, gaining status, obtaining power and security against misfortune).
Key Habits are our action models, which either source from our life scripts as directed by our coping mechanisms and which evoke the ripple effect; OR source from our sabotage programs as directed by our defence mechanisms, which in turn evoke the domino effect.
Halting responses is "legitimate" ways (i.e. statements) that people frequently employ to halt, derail or deviate attempts by others to bring about change, implement a solution for a problem or problems experienced and/or to prevent a possible looming crisis.

There are as many halting responses, as there are people on this planet. To even try and list a few halting responses is quite a daunting task already, because people are quite sophisticated in developing them. Therefore, only the most popular and most frequently used halting responses are listed below...
  • "We already tried something similar and the results was quite disappointing"
  • "The results will not be worth the cost and effort"
  • "To be quite honest, it isn't our responsibility, pass it on to finance, I'm sure they can deal with it more effectively"
  • "Don't be ridiculous, the situation is far more complex than what it seems like to you"
  • "This will bring about a radical change and I doubt whether the people are ready for it"
  • "We haven't got time now, keep it on ice and we look into it when things quiet down a bit"
  • "Wonderful idea, put it in writing and I will see to it that the boss gets it"
  • "You know in my days, young people wasn't allowed to..."
  • "This idea will render equipment already paid for absolute and useless"
  • "Actually we are to small do even attempt such an ambitious project"
  • "You are still to young and inexperienced to realize that......"
  • "You do not understand the complex working of modern technology"
  • "It's never been done before"
  • "Let's be realistic, where will the time and manpower come from"
  • "This isn't our problem, let IT deal with it"
  • "Things are running smoothly, why do you want to change it"
  • "If it isn't broken, why fix it"
  • "You are at least 10 years ahead of your time"
  • "The people are not ready for it yet"
  • "We didn't budget for it"
  • "Head office will never allow it"
  • "When this idea backfires, it will make us look like fools"
  • "We manage quite well up to now, lets wait for a more suitable time to implement your ideas"
  • "Let get some people together to discuss it in detail"
  • "Lets form a committee to look into the matter"
  • "Lets do some more research, before we take any hasty decisions"
  • "Lets wait with it till the timing is more appropriate"
  • "Did someone else tried it already"
  • "It will not work in our circumstances"
  • "We are awfully busy, and only have time for the most essential aspects. When will we find time to deal with this"
  • "This is a foreign idea and would never work in our circumstances"
People are amazingly innovative and creative when it comes to the development of halting responses and in doing so, maintain the existence of a problem or issue (i.e. enablers and wild horse attitude). But sadly, they often fail to realise and understand that redirecting all that halting response energies and ideas towards addressing and solving problems, could yield amazing and exponential results (i.e. act as facilitators and oryx attitude).
In AltanaESP healing has little to do with the manipulation of the body or our physical condition to cure "sickness". Although physical, mental and spiritual dimension of human beingness is also implied, healing in the AltanaESP context is more like a holistic or universal tendency. Healing is what happens to us when compassion (or love) is allowed to sustain our life and manifest prominently in our umwelt and ultimately our environment.

Healing should rather be seen as a liquid that touches every aspect of our existence and beingness. It is a form of energy. Healing produces the direction that leads towards joining, cooperation and co-creation. Healing flows away from pain, rending, suffering and death.

Healing empowers. Healing is not a specific solution to a specific problem. It is a holistic solution for all our problems. Healing is the opposite of breaking down. Healing is the result of sharing. Healing synchronize with the Will of our Creator, that manifests in our present time and space context... providing we allow or WILL it to happen. Healing is the primary mechanism by which compassion is restored to the mind of all humanity.
Relentless and constant feelings of helplessness brought about by everyday living and an effort to survive each month

Exploited by our human concerns of vulnerability, injustice, distrust and superiority we frequently "jump on the bandwagon" of "ready made" solutions, recipes and answers to most problems in life. In doing so we are able tot maintain the illusion that we are able to avoid helplessness, misfortune and regain the “ability” to control important events in our life's again.

We continuously strive to avoid the experience of helplessness by doing our utmost best to control the important events in our lives. But when we believe our efforts are futile, despair and resignation can quickly overwhelm our commitment and motivation to pursue change. Under these circumstances, we tend to grab the first "best idea" idea that happens to pass us by in the hope of restoring personal power and some control in our life once again.

Danger Once more, our perceptions can lead us astray and completely derail us from our purpose in life. In some situations, repeated setbacks cause us to abandon our goals prematurely. We lose sight of the progress already made and discount the likelihood of future advances. On the other hand, there are times when we greatly overestimate our own capabilities. As a result, we may stubbornly persevere with unproductive strategies when we'd be much better off pursuing alternative possibilities.

Key Although the REAL power to overcome helplessness lies only within ourselves, we should exercise caution, wisdom and frequently conduct reality checks to determine if we are still pursuing that what is actually worth pursuing.
The original definition of the term heretic indicate a person who holds religious beliefs in direct conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. However, in recent years the term is adapted to also include a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion).

Therefore, the heretic syndrome essentially implies a desperate resistance to change and the condemning of anything and everything (e.g. people, ideas, concepts) that questions, threatens or endanger the present religious, political and socio-economic status qua.

Key We actively employ the heretic syndrome to "efficiently" deal ( our minds that is) with the confusion, uncertainty and unpredictability of future shock; frequently in combination with our mind defences, the cyclone syndrome and various addictions.

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