Sunday, June 17, 2018

Rita on life as dream and meaning

Life as dream and meaning


From DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World Vol 2: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location 3350). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition".

(Q) [I (Frank) awake from a dream whose point was, the reason the world doesn't make sense to us is because it is continually aimed at affecting consciousness, not at anything external and fixed such as a narrative would suggest. So, just like a dream, we may experience the same situation time after time, unpredictably changed or changing with situations [like an absurd image from the dream].  The detail of the dream doesn't matter.  What matters is the realization.  The world doesn't make sense in its own terms because it isn't real, it is just a dream we are dreaming.  And somewhere a group of aboriginals has said that, but we are not very open to hearing it. "There is a dream dreaming us" doesn't express it in a way ordinary life can hear.  This is why pain, etc. doesn't matter.  It's all aimed at something, and not at anything material.

[Can I hold the reality of this? I wonder.]

(Q) Rita, you know the dream I just awakened from, and you know the thoughts running through my mind.  What can you tell us about my conclusions, or insightss, or unprovable sudden knowings?

(A) Your knowing is so strong that nothing I could say could shake it.  Is that not strong evidence in itself?

(Q) It is.  It's an overwhelming knowing, only I don't know if it will disappear in the way the meaning of a dream does, so often.

(A) Meanings don't disappear; situations do, and narratives, and connections. Logic and language are sequential, so they cut against your (anyone's) remembering such things in any realway.

(Q) Try that in other words.

(A) The guys had you paint the insight they had given you, of strands and physical objects.  It was the only way to go around the limitations of sequential description. That's what dreams do; they go around.

(Q) Yes, but the insight I am grasping to keep - and maybe losing even as I retain it in words - is that life is itself more like a dream than like the external fixed happening we usually think it is.

(A) That's correct.  It connects to the "internal vs. external" discussion we had a while ago. Beyond the physical 3D part of the world, there is no illusion of physical "external" existence.  But that does not mean that 3D exists like a lump among fluid - it means the lump is itself fluid, only slowed down (as perceived) in order to appear lumpish.

(Q) So, if life really is a dream, [then it follows that] affecting the dream - by magic, say - is as pointless as being a victim, if you keep on concentrating on the physical as if it had a separate fixed reality.

(A) That is true enough.  Life is for a purpose; never doubt that.  But that you knowthe purpose, or even couldknow it, definitely and surely or even tentatively - doubt that.

(Q) I get that therefore we should live to whatever promptings and rules we find, because after all, we are living this for a reason - but not be dogmatic about it.

(A) Some people are here to be dogmatic; nothing wrong with that, any more than anything else.  Every attitude has its place, or how could it exist?  But for those wanting a closer look at the mechanism, I'm giving you these hints.

(Q) I seem to get that words are making attitudes seem more different than they are.  [I didn't put this clearly, though Rita understood what I meant.]

(A) A better way to put it would be that insights have to translate through layers of processing, and - from our non-3D point of view - there is little to choose from between logic, superstition, emotion of any kind, selective blindness, concentration (you think of it as focus), or any form of mental/emotional processing.  It is all filters, coloring added to the original in the course of processing. Meaning is addedto perception, necessarily.  But if one person adds "meaningless coincidence" and another adds "synchronicity" and a third doesn't even notice, there is no question of "who is right?" any more than there can be a question of who is right vis a vis putting sugar or milk in your tea; it is a matter of taste.

(Q) So, people who see the universe as meaningless?

(A) Are you going to dictate to them what red looks like?

(Q) To pull [the meaning of] that one out a bit - meaning, nobody knows or can know who is right.

(A) Meaning, there isn'tany "right".  Or, closer, there isn't any "wrong".

(Q) No, there wouldn't be, if it's all expression.  But it does sound sort of meaningless when you put it that way - and I get your explosion of glee at the play on words when I write "meaningless".

(A) Yes, of course.  Because that is just what I'm saying, meaningless, in the sense of without inherent meaning.  You put the meaning intoyour life; that's what you are there for, and you can't help doing it (you call it making sense of things, or figuring out how the world works).

(Q) But my dream seems to say that there is some purpose somewhere, or why set out to affect consciousness?

(A) I am not trying to persuade you or anybody that the world (in the sense of "all that is") is without meaning, merely that it is not as simple as the answer that seems obvious.

Cellular subjective awareness

“Your established fields of knowledge do not grant any subjective reality to cells.
“Cells, however, possess an inner knowledge of their own shapes, and of any other shapes in their immediate environment – this apart from the communication system mentioned earlier that operates on biological levels between all cells.
“To some important degree, cells possess curiosity, an impetus toward action, a sense of their own balance, and a sense of being individual while being, for example, a part of a tissue or an organ. The cell’s identification biologically is highly connected with this [very] precise knowledge of its own shape, or sometimes shapes.  Cells, then, know their own forms.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 913)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Rita on re-knitting, God experience, probable futures

Re-knitting


From DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World Vol 2: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location 3279). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition".

(Q) [Karla's question: " I do have questions relating to two quotes form The Sphere and the Hologramthat could perhaps be added to the queue; 
·     'While you're in the body, you have the ability to mingle with others of very vastly different vibratory levels, and we do not'.  
·     'People have direct experiences of God.  They don't have to go through us to God.  And we don't know what that experience is, necessarily, and they don't necessarily know, but people recognize something that's real.'

["Can Rita expand on this? Can she tell us more about the importance to our non-3D component of our ability in the 3D to mingle with others of vastly different vibratory levels?  How does a direct experience of God in the 3D affect the non-3D component."]

(A) The first part is easily answered.  In the living-out of a close association of incompatible or at least very dissimilar strands is the re-knitting of the 3D universe - at least, it could be look at that way.  You [Frank] asked a while ago about fanaticism; here is one answer.  If someone lives Extreme A and Extreme B, those two extremes have an example of living together, of being buffered, of recognizing that each is ananswer, not theanswer.  And if many, many people meld Extreme A and Extreme B, all in different circumstances, in different proportions, all [i.e. each] mixed with different other elements, you can perhaps see that the result is to tie both extremes into the whole, to make them not outliers but part of the mainstream.

This happens continually.  It is why even in a scheme of things where events appear to be external, and are experienced consecutively and in isolation, matters do not proceed to fragment into shards but instead continually re-knit.  It may seem sloppy as a piece of logic, but I assure you it works in practice.

(Q) Reagan's joke about the economist was that he was concerned that even though something worked in practice, that was no guarantee that it would work in theory.

(A) Yes, and metaphysicians and quantum physicists and logicians everywhere are of that school.  But in practice, the world holds together, because the unseen influences discourage in-breeding in ideas and values no less than in genetics.

God and the unconscious


As to the second question, there are as many answers as there are "individual" souls to be affected.  I am not going to talk about God as a concept or as a reality; there's no point in it.  All that I can say, really, is that people perceive God - if they doperceive God - in ways that are necessarily limited by what they are.  Not so much by what they think or believe, nor even by what they hope or fear, but by what they are - and the vast majority of what you are, what anybody is, is in the unconscious realm, I remind you.  You never really know who you are.  At best, you know some of what you are as a 3D-limited extension of your larger non-3D being.

People waste a great deal of time and energy promoting or fighting against the idea of God, usually (in those cases) in the image of God that they hope for or fear, respectively.  I don't intend to add to people's opinionson the subject.

Futures


(Q) [John Wolf's context and question: "I'm still trying to sort out the dilemma of multiple futures.  There is usually little point in predicting a future; never any point, really, save to offer insight into the tendencies of present behavior or to prepare people psychologically for coming events that are in practical terms not avoidable.  Prophets, as you yourself have pointed out more than once, predict not in order to gloat but in order to persuade.  They don't want people to suffer, they want them to repent.  If they will change course, they will visit a different future.  It is all in the Book of Jonah.  Then I read the Book of Jonah and it tells of the people of Nineveh repenting and avoiding a harsh future, among other things.

["My interpretation of what Rita was saying was that all possible futures are experienced, by our alternate selves.  If this interpretation is correct, does it imply that all possible futures for groups of people are also experienced?  Is there an "alternate" people of Nineveh who did not repent, and experienced a harsher fate?  It is not an issue whether the story of Jonah itself is factual - it is an example of raising again the question of whether our greater beings, and groups of greater beings experience 'all' or just 'some' possible futures. This message implies that some futures are 'avoidable.'"]

(A) The short answer is that all possible paths are equally -

No, this isn't quite as easy to speak to as it might be.

(Q) Yes, and I get why.  What is clear when transferred directly isn't necessarily so easy to put into words.

(A)  Indeed not. Why don't you try and we'll see how it goes?

(Q) I'd say all possible paths exist from the intrinsic nature of this reality.  Maybe our reality is one game on its own CD-ROM, I don't know, but at any rate this CD-ROM has all possible paths imprinted on it, by definition, at the time it is created.  Each individual - no, strike the word "individual" - each version of reality which, for an individual is experienced as uniquely his, whether that "individual" is a person or a group of persons -

Dammit.  Let me try again.

Any path taken on the holographic path within the CD-ROM is going to seem real; is going to be real, or as real, as any other.  But they are projections, not movie sets or bits of matter having to be hauled here and there.  Taking one path doesn't obviate the paths taken by other players at another time.

(A) Yes, and yet if certain paths are much more widely accepted than others, in effect those paths become more weighted, more real.

(Q) I don't know that you've ever mentioned that before.

(A) It has been implicit in various things said and half-noticed.

(Q) So, the implication for John's question?

(A) It isn't that some features are avoidable nor even that they are less real; it is that they are less commonly encountered, hence have less impact upon the total group consciousness.  If in one time in 100 million, Atlantis rises from the sea, that means that in all butone time in 100 million, it doesn't.  Which way would you bet, in trying to decide which future you will likely encounter?

(Q) Yet that one-in-100 million chance exists.

(A) Yes, and exists as a reality, not as a chance.  The "chance" aspect is in your encountering it.

(Q) That's a new slant on things.  I hadn't looked at it that way.  All right, I'm not sure we exhausted either subject, but that's enough for me, for the moment.  Unless you have more?

(A) There is always more to be said on any subject, but that is enough for now, because there is always a good place to pause, as well.


Value Fulfillment involves a search for excellence, not perfection

“Value fulfillment always implies the search for excellence – not perfection, but excellence.  Excellence in any given area – emotional, physical, intellectual, intuitional, scientific – is reflected in other areas, and by its mere existence serves as a model for achievement.  This kind of excellence need not be structured, then, into any one aspect of life, though it may appear in any aspect, and wherever it appears it is an echo of a spiritual and biological directive, so to speak.  There are different historical periods, in your terms, where the species has showed what it can do – and what is possible in certain specific directions when the genetic and reincarnational triggers are touched and opened full blast, so that certain characteristics appear in their clearest, most spectacular light, to serve as individual models and as models for the species as a whole.
"Again, such times are closely bound with reincarnational intents that direct the genetic triggering, and that meet in the culture the further stimulus that may be required.  The time of the great masters in the fields of painting and sculpture is a case in point.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 912)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Rita on channeling

Opportunity costs


From DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World Vol 2: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location 3221). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition".

(A) Now about the process [of communicating].

First, any form of prolonged, sustained, attention is going to cost something.  The more you do it, the easier it is, like anything in life, but - like anything in life - it doesn't come free.  So, if you are going to make such communication a larger part of your everyday routine, merely realize that you cannot just add, but must substitute.

(Q) Opportunity costs - if you're going to do this, you have correspondingly less energy for anything else.

(A) Merely common sense, isn't it?  If you practice basketball six hours a day, you can't do the kinds of other things you might have done - whatever they might be - in those hours. Six hours spent here cannot be addedto the 24 in a day; they are chosen and devoted, and whatever else you wish to do must be done in the remaining 18.  Not a complicated thought.

(Q) All right, clear enough.

(A) How much energy it is going to take will depend upon how open you are to the process, how much practice you have given it, how far out you wish to go -

(Q) More on that last?

(A) The wider I have to range to find the information - that's how it will look to you - the greater the energy expenditure on your end, because of the strain.

(Q) I'm getting the idea, but it hasn't been said clearly yet.  I think you mean, the greater the divergence between our normal thinking and what we bring in, the more it costs.

(A) That makes it seem too unusual.  Let's look at it.

What is learning, anyway?  Couldn't you say it is the assimilation of new connections into your already-existing network of ideas about reality?  Little children are like sponges, because the process asks little of them; that is, each new bit of information has relatively little relating it must do.  But as you accumulate an ever-larger network of interrelated ideas about reality, every new fact requires to be connected to an ever-larger total, and the effort can become exhausting, particularly if one of your values is [to have] a fixedview of what is.

As a practical matter, you can't be continuously readjusting everything, although that would be the ideal.  So, either you stop taking in new ways of seeing things, or you begin to accumulate clusters of thoughts about things clusters that don't necessarily interrelate.  Thus, you wind up perhaps believing contradictory things in different parts of your mind, and this is only partly because of the influence of various strands within your community of you.  Partly it isthat - different strands accepting or resisting different kinds of new data - but partly it is sheer information overload, or another form of museum fatigue.

Surely it is obvious that if you connect with someone, and the information and context are close to what you already know and value, the strain upon you is going to be less than if you go looking for (or if you stumble upon) something very far from your accustomed mental and moral boundaries.  At an extreme, the material must be "channeled", because there is no way the conscious personality would be able to accept it.  But even as in your case, some ideas are more easily brought in than others.

Those two factors alone are enough to keep in mind.  Fatigue from the work itself, as from any work; and fatigue from the amount of mental reorganization that may be necessary.

(Q) I suppose there are other factors.

(A) There are always additional factors, in anything.  But these two are the chief factors to be considered.  And now your hour is up.

Inner and outer communications are connected

“You have genetic systems, then, carrying information that is literally uncalculatable.  Through your technologies, through your physical experience, you are also surrounded by an immense array of communication and information of an exterior nature.  You have your telephones, radios, televisions, your earth satellites – all networks that process and convey data.  Those inner biological systems and the exterior ones may seem quite separate. They are intimately connected, however. The information you receive from your culture, from your arts, sciences, fields of economics, is all translated, decoded, turned into cellular information.  Certain genetic diseases, for example, may be activated or not activated according to the cultural climate at any given time, as the relative safety or lack of it in that climate is interpreted through private experience.
“In one way or another, the living genetic system has an effect upon your cultural reality, and the reverse also applies. All of this is further complicated by the purposes and intents of the generations in any historical period, and the reincarnational influences.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 912)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

You are what you think

“Whenever man believes that life is meaningless, whenever he feels that value fulfillment is impossible, or indeed nonexistent, then he undermines his genetic heritage.  He separates himself from life’s meaning.  He feels vacant inside. … Any philosophy that promotes the idea that life is meaningless is biologically dangerous.  It promotes feelings of despair that directly hamper genetic activity.  Such philosophies are extremely disadvantageous creatively, since they dampen the emotional spirits and exuberance, and sense of play, from which creativity itself emerges.
“Such philosophies are also deadening on an intellectual basis, for they must, of necessity, close out man’s great curiosity about the subjective matters that are his main concern.  If life has no meaning, then nothing else really makes any difference, and intellectual curiosity itself also ends up withering on the vine.
“The intellectual ideas of species, therefore, also have a great effect upon which genetic systems are triggered, and which ones are not.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 912)