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Decision Mechanics Revealed

You are standing before a golden weight. It is a cylinder made of gold, that has an iron bulb formed on its top, which is intended as a handle useful for cranes to grip, lift and move the weight.

Behind you are two mechanical devices, made of iron and brass, they have many gears and armatures, but they are both devices whose function is to provide you with the ‘lift’ you need in your resources to move you during the next project you are about to begin. Both devices have an output arm that lifts, and both devices have a saddle made to hold the golden weight, which powers that device.

As I looked closer, I noticed the first device was easy to understand. Although it has many gears and levers, most of them are only decoration. In reality, that device is simply a fancy looking teeter totter. When the gold weight is put in the saddle, the other side of the fancy armature lifts all the way up immediately. Once the armature reaches the top, it trips a switch and dumps the gold weight out of the saddle and the armature drops immediately again to the bottom.

The other device has all the same gears and levers but this one has harnessed all the parts. When the weight is placed in this one, the armature rises slowly and evenly as the gears and other levers spin and toggle quite actively until it gets to the top. Unlike the other device, this one does not dump out the gold weight, so once the top is reached, that armature remains there permanently.

Then I heard a rugged construction worker who was smoking a cigar. He was yelling a question at you and was becoming impatient. He was running the crane and wanted to know which saddle you want him to move the gold weight into.

This vision is intended to show you that the first device is a trick. Choose the second option even though it appears like it will take longer.

Gears of Deception & Promise

Open Door Decision

I saw you being deceived.

You are walking down a very long hallway that has a simple plain wooden door at the end of it. As you walk toward the door, a second door appears beside the first one, on the left. Both doors appear to be the same. You are puzzled by the appearance of the second door and begin to look discouraged because you will have to make a choice of which door to choose once you reach them.

But you continue to walk down the hall toward them. Suddenly, a new door appears just to your right. This one is brightly coloured and has a beautiful brass handle. You stop for a moment and look at it but continue to walk past it.

Then two more doors appear on your left, both of which make the first one pale in comparison as they are even more beautifully coloured and have even more elaborate handles. But these you also pass by, after just a short moment of pause to examine them.

Your mind is still focused on the two doors at the end of the hall and I see you praying as you walk, asking God to help you understand which door to choose.

Then scales fall off your eyes and you see strange looking ghost like people rushing around worriedly cutting holes and hanging doors in the sides of the hallway. Each door they put in was plain and ugly but once it was in, more ghostly figures would appear and start painting it with exciting colours and some of them would glue rhinestone on the doors. The handles too were just old rusty things that some figure would paint with gold paint to make it shiny.

Then the rest of the hallway was filled up with so many doors that there were no spaces of clear wall left and the closer the doors got to the end of the hall, the more beautiful they became.

You stopped as you heard a voice asking you “Do you understand now?” and in a nod you said yes. Then you began running past all the doors and hurried to open the very first plain door that you saw originally. As soon as you turned the knob, every other door in the hallway disappeared and you were immediately taken to a new place, a palace made of gold, jewels and marble everywhere.

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