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Open Intelligence: Twelve Empowerments

The Equation for Intelligence

Empowerment One

What includes all data?

Action: All data are recognized as the dynamic energy of open intelligence.


Metaphor: Open intelligence and data are inseparable like the sky and the color blue.


Empowerment One Commitment

In Empowerment One, we commit to recognizing that data are the dynamic energy of open intelligence or fundamental reality. Our intelligence and indivisible open intelligence are synonymous, as are the expanding universe and our intelligence.

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What to Expect from the Twelve Empowerments

This text explains, specifies, transmits and elicits the singular super-intelligence that is the operating super-system of the universe and its phenomena.

The archeology of the nature of reality is complete. All-encompassing benefit and prosperity is afforded in the basic total presence of the here-and-now—spacious indestructible singularity—the spontaneous presence of super-intelligence, constant, without any thought or effort, this is the nature of all phenomena whatsoever. This all-beneficial singular basis is the fundamental nature and order of all things. Everything whatsoever owes its exact nature to singularity—all-beneficial and prosperous. 

Open intelligence is an algorithm or pattern of instruction that, if used as directed, will reveal a fundamental change in your mind, speech, body, qualities and activities, as well as reveal to you foremost strengths, gifts and talents that may have gone unnoticed.

Through extensive scientific analysis, including the Satisfaction With Life Scale and the Flourishing Scale, our research team has found that the BrightMind training is a breakthrough model to achieve complete life satisfaction and flourishing, clarity, complete mental and emotional stability, profound insight into the nature of reality, increased intelligence, spontaneous altruism, spontaneous morality and ethics, superb skillful means and consistent power to fulfill creative intent of benefit to all. 

Additionally, spontaneous altruism is shown to be indivisible from optimal open intelligence and this is one of the obvious signs of accomplishment of open intelligence appearing in human users of open intelligence’s basic gift. Thus, humans, by nature are spontaneously altruistic. In fact, our research shows that open intelligence and spontaneous altruism, together spawning open-ended knowledge and benefit creation, are the optimal state of human nature. In lucid open intelligence, confusion and tension are erased.

What is Open Intelligence?

Open intelligence is the inexhaustible intelligence of the expanding universe. Thus, open intelligence aligns us with fundamental reality in the most basic sense. Open intelligence is the most comprehensive level of intelligence and of reality. Intelligence is our first and only interface with the world. Humans have been trained for countless millennium in the assumption that our body is the source of our intelligence and that both body and mind have a nature independent of the universe. Our own intelligence has the open intelligence of reality as its foundation and this open intelligence supersedes the kind of intelligence we currently use with a new intelligence never before used by humans. Everything about a human is based in this open intelligence—reality itself. 

Open intelligence is the platform of reality, the entire universe, everything we see and don’t see. In terms of the Twelve Empowerments, “data” is a term that includes everything and everyone, as well as everything that everyone knows, thinks, does, feels, senses and experiences. Using the term “data” to include everything and everyone makes it easier to understand how very great complexity comes out of very great simplicity. Using the term “data” also introduces the principle of reducibility, whereby words with many different meanings dependent on culture, politics and so forth, can be reduced to a permission field or normalization field, thus it becomes easier to find the profound meaning (the meaning matching reality) in that term. 

Data are the dynamic energy of the open intelligence platform. Similarly, a software program is the dynamic energy of a computer platform. The open intelligence platform of reality is the crucial element in all data, whether the data refer to people, places or things. The open intelligence platform of reality is most simply defined as a place to launch a program, whether it is software or the data that comprise humans. The BrightMind open intelligence platform for reality guarantees that human nature will operate consistently and for the benefit of all as long as the user (open intelligence) is properly running the platform and its data.

Data are the dynamic energy of the open intelligence platform. Similarly, a software program is the dynamic energy of a computer platform. The open intelligence platform of reality is the crucial element in all data, whether the data refer to people, places or things. The open intelligence platform of reality is most simply defined as a place to launch a program, whether it is software or the data that comprise humans. The BrightMind open intelligence platform for reality guarantees that human nature will operate consistently and for the benefit of all as long as the user (open intelligence) is properly running the platform and its data.

In humans, open intelligence involves instinctively comprehending and recognizing the inseparability of open source intelligence and data in order for human nature to be optimal.

The optimal disposition for a human is to rely on open intelligence and to have it obvious at all times and then to spontaneously find, select, and acquire data from open intelligence that is beneficial to all. Discernment, insight and clarity are guaranteed to be the basis of solution-building and decision-making. In other words, humans have complete mastery of all data and are no longer choosing to be victims of outdated belief systems and assumptions about data. Our own intelligence, speech, body, qualities and activities are an open system grounded in open intelligence. There is nothing superior to open intelligence which spontaneously provides for the benefit of all.
Again, open intelligence can be likened to a computer’s hardware platform and data streams can be likened to software. Software gives hardware the ability to achieve its intended purpose.

When we have programmed ourselves with disempowering data based on an education that does not align us with reality, we are confused by the view of humans as a closed system with an independent nature, when, in fact, a human is an open, expansive system that is indivisible from the universe.

Conventionally, data is used to mean facts or pieces of information. A datum is a piece of information. Data, information and knowledge are the three means by which humans define reality. Data are symbols, characters, numbers or marks which are utilized to identify everything and to form symbolic and non-verbal languages through which most humans communicate. Data are any proposition or point of view assumed or given, from which conclusions may be drawn to define reality. Simply, data describe people, places and things.

The current treatment of data is as a material thing with an independent nature. In other words, the data exist in and of themselves, or in relation to other things, and are self-generating and self-sustaining. Most humans have not learned the perspective that open intelligence houses all data. Thus, most humans do not have the perspective of open intelligence’s all-encompassing reality, an inexhaustibly opening intelligence that is not only our fundamental mainstay and support but also our only identity. 

We have learned to project the beneficial potency of open intelligence outside ourselves and onto institutions and/or supreme beings rather than instinctively understanding and recognizing that we have the beneficial power of open intelligence available to us at all times. Of course, this is, at once, an enormous treasury and a responsibility. However, as lack of education in the nature of intelligence becomes education in the nature of intelligence, we find that our collective power is immense to solve the challenges of the individual, society, planet Earth and the cosmos.
The worldview in which data are considered to have an independent nature does not represent reality. In actuality, data cannot be found to have an independent nature separate or apart from the reality of open intelligence. Currently almost all data, information and knowledge that are generated do not represent reality as it is.
In BrightMind, reality is defined as an open intelligence inclusive of all types of data, all pieces of information, and all knowledge. In order to properly understand open intelligence, it must be accessed and employed. Open intelligence must actually be relied upon in our own intelligence, speech, body, qualities and activities. Otherwise there is no way to have either a realistic comprehensive overview or particular instinctive insight into the nature of any particular datum. 

As all data cannot be found to have an independent nature from open intelligence, this statement alone is the most important fact of reality because it shows that data cannot be beneficially comprehended in and of themselves but only from the perspective of open intelligence. Open intelligence is reality. And everyone participates directly in the full capacity of open intelligence through their own intelligence which is grounded in open intelligence, the basis of reality.

There is no independent intelligence in each human. Each human is sourced in, of, as, and through open intelligence.       

Empowerment is the process of replacing the focus on data as our intelligence with the power and skill of open intelligence. “Empowerment” means to bring forth the innate power and authority of open intelligence along with its beneficial qualities and activities. The whole purpose of participating in the Empowerments is not just for our own benefit but for the benefit of all. Open intelligence empowers the natural potency we have to be of benefit to all. If we do not rely on open intelligence, we live an entire lifespan without the instinctive knowledge of our great power to be of benefit to ourselves and others.

By the power of open intelligence, we shift in emphasis from the self-centeredness of trying to control our data to the openness and beneficial power of open intelligence. We empower our beneficial nature. Open intelligence returns us to reality. It aligns us with reality. Open intelligence is reality itself and the Four Mainstays of the Balanced View are the training that corresponds to that reality. In open intelligence, we are completely aligned with reality.

The empowerment of authentic open intelligence requires the algorithm called the Four Mainstays, each of which is an equally important component of the empowerment of open intelligence and its beneficial qualities and activities. The Four Mainstays are:

  1. Short moments of open intelligence, repeated many times, until obvious at all times, night and day. Upon introduction to open intelligence, it is sometimes constant from then on however this is an unrealistic expectation. It is possible but very, very rare. When actually present, it is fully demonstrated through skillful means and knowledge that change the world for the benefit of all. It is most likely that open intelligence will become instinctively obvious to you little by little or in quantum leaps of realization. One moment at a time, this is the way. Profound increase in skillful means and insight, moment to moment, are the result. Skillful means and insight, night and day, are the evidence that realization has taken hold.

  2. A certified trainer who is committed to the full beneficial capacity of open intelligence in the participant.

  3. Training in the Twelve Empowerments and other BrightMind media and teachings.

  4. Active participation in worldwide BrightMind project groups and forums.


We come to see that we have emphasized data rather than open intelligence. We begin to recognize data as appearances of open intelligence rather than as people, places or things that have an independent power. To illustrate, open intelligence and data are inseparable or coincident, just as the color blue is inseparable from the sky, data are inseparable from open intelligence. We begin to recognize that data are the dynamic energy of open intelligence.


It is crucial to recognize that emphasis on data has distracted us from relying on our beneficial power and thus affected our life satisfaction, flourishing and relationships. Recognizing the disempowerment, discomfort, tension and disharmony caused by emphasizing data motivates us to gain confidence and assurance in open intelligence.

In order to gain assurance in the open intelligence view, it is important to understand data. It is through understanding their nature that we are finally able to rely on open intelligence rather than on data.

In order to make it easier to understand data, we must discover the source of it. The source of data is the open intelligence of reality itself. All data appear within the overall view of open intelligence’s power of potent benefit. Similarly, the source of stars is the space of the sky.

When open intelligence is obvious at all times, data are outshone by its lucidity—clarity, free from obscurity and easy to understand. This is similar to the stars being outshone by bright daylight.

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What Is Assurance of Open Intelligence?

Open intelligence assurance comes about in short moments of open intelligence, repeated many times, until it becomes spontaneously obvious, stable and continuous, day and night. Through short moments, we learn to extract the power of our open intelligence energy so we can apply it in a beneficial and consistent way. We find immediate benefit within our own intelligence.

A newborn bird may be confident that it can fly because it has wings, however it will not have assurance of its ability to fly until it soars through the sky. Similarly, we can have confidence in open intelligence due to its introduction, however we must grow familiar with the power of open intelligence through acknowledging it until it is spontaneously automatic, obvious and continuous as well as highly skillful and insightful.

Short Moments, Many Times

When short moments of open intelligence are repeated many times, the recognition of open intelligence becomes automatic and uninterrupted. It is found to be stable in itself. By the power of open intelligence, we are not distracted by trying to control the flow of data. Then, if the recognition of open intelligence slips away, we simply repeat it again. Short moments, repeated many times lead to confidence in open intelligence. Each moment of open intelligence subsumes our old way of thinking, feeling, sensing and experiencing, in a continuous expanse of lucidity.

What Are Data?

Data are the dynamic energy of open intelligence. Emphasizing thoughts, emotions and experiences, while forgetting open intelligence, distracts us from open intelligence. When we do this, we feel we must control the kinds of data streams we have, and we spend much of our time trying to do so. This process is often stressful and confusing. It is always this emphasis on data that keeps us from relying on open intelligence.

The following are a few descriptions of data. It is crucial to instinctively recognize all of these as simple data, the beneficial potency of open intelligence, rather than as their definition:

  • thoughts, emotions, sensations and other experiences

  • ideas, belief systems, assumptions, personal goals and stories

  • concepts, including theories, methodologies, sin, karma, reincarnation, heaven, hell

  • memories

  • activities, events, circumstances

  • people, including our own body-mind

  • places

  • things

  • all phenomena whatsoever

  • cosmos, parallel universes, world, earth, water, fire, air, space, and so forth.

We learn that positive, negative and neutral data seem to have a power and influence of their own when they have none at all. Data have no independent nature separate or apart from open intelligence. Moreover, we assume that our well-being is dependent on organizing data into positive states. This causes turmoil and confusion because we are constantly trying to emphasize data that we assume will make our situation better. When we emphasize data, we believe they are powerful in their own right.

What Happens When Data Are Emphasized

To constantly emphasize data is to choose between one datum and another by accepting or rejecting one over the other. We decide there are some data we want to keep, others we want to avoid or replace, and some about which we have indifference. This throws us into wanting to hold onto special, positive data and to get rid of negative data, neither of which is possible.

Why It Is Important to Comprehend Data

It is important to comprehend the true nature of data so we will be able to rely on open intelligence when they appear and not be blindsided by data as described in the prior section of the text. Open intelligence is where our true beneficial power is so we want it to be very clear and have the optimal power to innovate through its potency. When we understand the process of data within ourselves, we can truly support ourselves and others to be of benefit.

We Harmonize Relationships

By the power of relying on open intelligence, we gradually stop avoiding relationships as a means to lessen anxiety or fear. We may not see the impact of emphasizing our data until we begin to see that it has produced difficulties in life and relationships. Focusing on data is a recurrent pattern acquired and established through repetition.

All Accomplishing Activities

When your own data are seen as perfect as they are, inseparable from open intelligence, and you no longer have any data you consider negative, you have the power to accomplish any activity you wish to undertake for the benefit of all.


With past and future indivisible, always-on super-intelligence is similar to pure space, a transparent expanse, always unbegun and unending, right here. In super-intelligent singularity, the hyper-purity, luminosity and benefit of all virtual dimensions shine forth as a golden sun matrix of source-purity, source-luminance and source-benefit.
Not a single thing ever exists under its own power. Everything whatsoever enjoys the sovereignty and connectivity of transparent singularity. Thus, everything is seamlessly networked together and is innately interactive and interoperable.

All characters, letters, numbers, words, utterances and images are solely empowered by singularity. The potent resonance of singularity pervades all sound, regardless of its vibe. The myriad enlivenment of virtual reality is an expanse of super-equalness, evenness and perfect accord.


The Perspective of Science

“The universe has been set up exquisitely enough to have intelligence. There are intelligent models about it, which is interesting. Intelligence is, in fact, a powerful force and we can see that its power is going to grow not linearly but exponentially, and will ultimately be powerful enough to change the destiny of the universe.” Ray Kurzweil, MIT

Within 20 years, we’ll reverse-engineer intelligence and go on to develop superintelligence. Extrapolating the exponential growth of computational capacity (a factor of at least 1000 per decade), we’ll expand inward to the fine forces, such as strings and quarks, and outward. As we overcome the data limitation, within 25 years it will be instinctively obvious to all that our entire existence is the singular intelligence of multiple universes.

Studying Empowerment One

What includes all data?   

All data are recognized as the dynamic energy of open intelligence.

The following questions for self-study and reflection with a trainer and an Empowerment group, support me with Empowerment One. As I reflect on each Empowerment, I remember to appreciate my commitment to maintain open intelligence for short moments, many times, until it becomes obvious and spontaneous at all times.

The questions are not a test. I write my first heartfelt response, and do not interpret the questions intellectually or psychologically. The questions are neither psychological nor intellectual. Each one increases the capacity to rely on open intelligence.

Write no more than one complete sentence in answer to each question.

Empowerment One Questions

  1. What is the Empowerment One commitment?

  2. What does it mean to gain assurance in open intelligence?

  3. How do I attain the certainty of open intelligence and its beneficial powers of body, speech, mind, qualities and activities?

  4. What is data?

  5. What means do I use to stop trying to control the natural flow of data?

  6. What does it mean to me to give up my right to be a victim of data?

  7. What is outshining of data? Why is it important?

  8. Do I realize that, in open intelligence assurance, beneficial qualities and activities are already present? What does this mean to me?

  9. Do I realize that the datum of an individual ‘I’ or personal identity is one that shines forth as open intelligence? Do I realize the datum of “no self” is also the shining forth of open intelligence?

  10. Do I recognize that the purpose of human life is to realize open intelligence and spontaneously contribute to the benefit of all with my innate strengths, gifts and talents?

  11. What are my innate strengths, gifts and talents? (Write more than one sentence.)

  12. Do I recognize emphasis of data rather than reliance on open intelligence? How?

  13. Did I learn about open intelligence and its beneficial powers as a child?

  14. Do I rely on the data others have about me to describe who I take myself to be?

  15. How has assuming that data have an independent nature affected my life satisfaction and my life?

  16. How has data ruled my life?

  17. How has focusing on data affected mind, speech, body, qualities and activities as well as utilization of my strengths, gifts and talents?

  18. How has my beneficial potency been reduced by relying on data?

  19. Give specific examples of when I have used the same datum over and over and expected different results?

  20. Do I recognize that emphasizing data leads to indulgence, avoidance and/or replacement of relationship? Give examples.

  21. What are the results when I try to manipulate people’s data?

  22. When people refuse to be or do what I want, how do I usually respond?

  23. What would happen if I let everything be as it is?

  24. What are the identifying signs that my life is controlled by emphasizing data?

  25. In what circumstances do I rely on open intelligence and its beneficial power?

  26. Describe my current ability to rely on open intelligence and rest in its power of great benefit.

  27. How has Empowerment One contributed to my ability to rely on open intelligence and rest in its potency of great benefit?

  28. Write out Beneficial Open Intelligence training on page 12.

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