Quick decisions – short headline – the up side and potential pitfalls

The length of a person’s headline is thought to represent the amount of time a person spends thinking before making a decision. Of the three major lines on a person’s hand, the headline is the one in the middle. It’s important to note that overall length of the headline is NOT indicative of how intelligent a person is. Rather, see it as the “span” of this particular line. In other words, does this person need or use a long span or a short span of time to think before deciding?

Short headline means decides quickly Ray KurzweilA few months ago I was looking for examples of very short head lines for my new hand analysis foundation series and noticed that very short headlines are quite rare and extremely hard to find. I only found two good examples in about 15 000 hand prints. Then, by chance, I watched an interview with Peter Diamadis, co-founder of singularity university, talking to Ray Kurzweil, futurist, leading inventor who is considered to be one of the most intelligent people on the planet. Ray, as Google AI Director, is now also a key player in the Google/Alphabet nest of start ups and entrepreneurial endeavors.

During the interview, Ray mentioned his capacity to make extremely quick decisions. I noticed that Ray certainly does have a short head line and, as he recognizes and even prides himself for this capacity, I took the above screenshot of his hand during the interview.
Ray Kurzweil Short head lineHere’s a close up highlighted version of what I’m talking about – a rare example of a very short head line – in this case, on Ray Kurzweil’s right hand.
It’s a great image to show firstly, that head line length is not an indicator of intelligence. Ray Kurzweil is one of the brightest people on the planet and has a short head line. And secondly, that extremely short head lines do in this case correlate with quick decisions.

As with all line formations, this indicator, or capacity, is not a good thing nor a bad thing. All hand markers are neutral.
Just like a laser precision instrument, it can be used wisely for the good of ourselves and others or to our mutual detriment. It really depends on the person’s level of psychological development rather than intellectual capacity. For example, is the person, as Ray is, aware of their thinking style and do they have partners who can help them self reflect? Further, has the person, if they wield lots of power, become conscious of, and started to work through, their own individual and collective trauma embedded in each of our family lineages? Are their actions and decisions perpetuating and potentially enhancing collective trauma or are they conscious enough to start actively looking at and systematically dismantling faulty systems of thought? In other words, are they choosing ego over eco? These questions need to applied to all people at the leading edge of human development. For example, we have already had 4 years of watching the behavior of a developmentally impaired political leader. (Whether we make harsh jokes or receive the mirror offered graciously informs us more of our own trauma structures aka frozen hearts than we care to own right now.) What happens if our current political leaders, as well as adventurous billionaires wishing to live forever and tech geniuses like Ray Kurzweil upload their egos and trauma structures into AI along with their brains and neural pathways? Is there governance in place to ensure that human trauma expressed as social or financial structures do not get uploaded along with everything else into AI at the risk of subjecting the world to a future ruling class of “AI augmented superhumans”?

The line formations on our hands have been mapped and pondered over for millennia. We could argue that palms lines are the earliest literature predating writing on papyrus or hieroglyphics on rocks, but this modality is still largely scoffed at and considered indecipherable. Hands are possibly the most complex part of the human anatomy. Hands link to the brain and every other part of the body through masses of ultra fine nerve cables and they also extend outward into larger fields. The human body is both electrical and chemical, and the electrical extends beyond the physical body. The hand as an electric switchboard is still one of the world’s greatest unexplored mysteries. The hand seems to serve as a visible switchboard revealing thinking styles and habitual thought. Neurons that fire together wire together. The lines switch on and off and change color as we talk, think or relate to one another. So do whole areas of the palm. These lines change over time but can also change in an instant. For example, if someone has electroshock therapy, all the lines get scrabbled.

Instead of hearsay by teachers, who may often be perpetuating myths passed down or making up their own, it’s time for someone to invest in serious research through a database of documented hand prints plus correlating genealogical and phenomenological data regarding repetitive thinking and behavior.

As humans are both electrical and chemical, it could be argued that humans are “biocomputers”, or even “quantum biocomputers”, largely switched off at the moment, or at least not yet fully matured. We just don’t know this yet.

The unfortunate fact is that we humans are not aware of our own innate potential. And, because of this lack of awareness, we can be easily swayed or even psychologically regressed to earlier developmental stages. This can even go as far as returning to our pre-mammalian survival tactics of freeze, rather than fight or flight. The current pandemic gives us a wonderful opportunity to self reflect on own gut response to existential threat or death fears. What age do we feel we’ve been regressed back to an earlier stage? Knowing this, what can we do differently? With millions of people currently regressed to the survival tactics of lower developmental stages through Covid19’s triggering of our survival fears, what can we do to digest and dismantle our own trauma structures?
Says Thomas Huebl: “Trauma is not an individual issue. Trauma is a collective net. This collective net becomes the societal structure that we are born into. We call it normal because we create relational agreements that become structures in consciousness. There’s a denial, a collective suppression of a symptom….this heaviness is in us 24/7… Health issues are regulation functions that prevent us from being flooded all the time. Trauma is the shutdown of our nervous system and it comes with a degree of disembodiment…”

It would be great if Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk and all others wishing to merge their or our brains with AI would first address the elephant in the room (collective trauma) before taking us to an exponentially more complex game board.

10 thoughts on “Quick decisions – short headline – the up side and potential pitfalls

  1. Dr Patti Barton Reply

    Great article Jena and interesting comments on AI. However, maybe the transpersonal, spiritual dimensions of human consciousness by their nature must surely transcend humanly-developed AI. Epiphenomonal metaphysical starseeds that I believe we are in the cosmic scheme of things.
    This is not to deny that my ordinary everyday ego personality isn’t currently in the thick of a major bout of inter-generational family trauma (which it is) but my deep inner peace holds steady as a rock.
    I have long headlines with wide forks in both hands. Cogitation in hyperdrive about everything practical and spiritual (with one fork straight across and the other into Lunar). But I’ve also done lots of spontaneous things too. Usually intuitively inspired.
    I seem to be suddenly quite busy with Horstmann Technique clinic sessions for several people.

    • Jena Griffiths Post authorReply

      Thanks for your feedback Patti and agreed. At some level this is all serving humanity to wake up to our innate potential. Love that your “deep inner peace is holds steady as a rock”. This is what connects us all and how you are able to do the awesome healing work that you do. Looking forward to one of your amazing sessions again. Can this work be done virtually?

  2. Marianne Volonte Reply

    Dear Jena
    what an inspiring article, compliments!
    Not only people are not aware of their innate potentials but neither of their innate challenges which is the prerequisite to understand our fears and doubts!
    The knowledge of both of them allow to be more tolerant and comprehensive with each other and start a constructive dynamic of relationships!
    Would love to hear the thoughts of other collegues and friends….

    • Jena Griffiths Post authorReply

      Thanks for your feedback Marianne, I totally agree. BTW, congratulations on your new fingerprint app. Everyone talks about it as a nice thing one day but you’ve gone ahead actually created one. This is going to help tremendously.

  3. sandra edwards Reply

    Very interesting article. I really appreciated the short head line. I have seen some but not many short head lines and when I do the person does tell me that they make quick decisions. Also like how you put that together with family and trauma. Very thoughtful.

  4. Jena Griffiths Post authorReply

    Here’s a related exploration – regarding why we don’t respond adequately to the climate crisis – the anatomy of inaction – with why this is important now and tools to help us all assess, bring to consciousness and grow the capacities of our nervous systems.

  5. cracklinks Reply

    Thanks for your feedback Marianne, I totally agree. BTW, congratulations on your new fingerprint app. Everyone talks about it as a nice thing one day but you’ve gone ahead actually created one. This is going to help tremendously.

  6. Sebastian Bur Reply

    I, as one having a rather short head line, enjoyed this article a lot and in general love the art of palmistry, because it really is highly complex and paradox in many ways, like life. I find it fascinating that by talking about a line in a hand and its meaning, one might end up talking about philosophical issues like the ones mentioned above. that shows how deep this study really goes.

    • Jena Griffiths Post authorReply

      Thanks Sebastian, yes agreed, humans are highly complex and paradoxical and our hands mirror that back to us therefore giving us a lot to reflect on.

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