A thoughtmap is a construct made out of distinctions. Your thoughtmaps determine how you can interact with the real world.
Gaining a new thoughtmap changes the structure of your Being. This explains why, when you gain a new thoughtmap, the Universe and Gaia and E.C.C.O. can each interact with you differently.
What you think with is very different from what you think about.
A thoughtmap is what you use to think with. What you think about are the facts, ideas, opinions, conclusions, and information you copied from your parents and learned in school and from the media.
Adding new information to what you know expands your knowledge bank.
In comparison, gaining a new thoughtmap builds the matrix to hold more consciousness in your Being and moves you on your evolutionary path.
Gaining more knowledge is not the path of evolution.
You need new thoughtmaps to enter new territory, for example, to go step-by-step across a bridge from modern culture to next culture.
And yet, the skills that enable you to implement the clarity of a new thoughtmap as real-life changes in a gameworld such as a relationship or a nanonation, are different from the skills that enable you to discover, refine, document, and successfully deliver a new thoughtmap to another person.
That would be the Trainer Path.