Saturday, June 9, 2018

Group focus

Group focus

From DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World Vol 2: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location 2912). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition".

(Q) [Albert Dahlberg (after Rita's 4-9-2015 message): "The reading was veryinteresting and so much more than I had imagined as a starter for the Explorers sessions.  There are so many directions to go even with what Rita is proposing in this initial session.  For many years I have been fed thoughts and ideas from the other side (for which I always try to remember to say "thank you"). However, the closest I have come to the group-focus that I think Rita is proposing has come when I have been with a group of like-minded scientists talking about our respective data and trying to figure out what it all means.  Not infrequently we suddenly all get the answer at the same time - a new interpretation or a new understanding of the information.  I have always wondered how it happened. Certainly we all are focused at the same time but I think there is some very real non-verbal help (images, ideas etc.) that are floated in front of (or into) us by our friends on the other side. I think it is a joint effort and I would be interested in hearing Rita's opinion on this.  It is an absolutely fantastic experience and if we could learn to achieve this state more regularly there is no limit to what could be learned, transmitted, achieved.  (It might even be used therapeutically for certain mental disorders - e.g., addiction, depression).

["Another example is the harmony of thought that I have experienced infrequently in what are called 'gathered' Quaker meetings.  Everyone seems to be tuned into the same frequency that leads to an outpouring of love energy from the heart.  Here however it may be more experiential than informative, although wonderful insights and understandings can arise among those gathered.

["I just reread what I have written so far and I am not sure I have asked any solid questions.  No matter. What Rita is suggesting is all very exciting and so different in direction than the original Explorers group.  And add to that the fact that I probably do not even grasp 1% of what she is talking about!?"]

(A) It is true, as he says, that this is not in the form of a question. However, it serves the same purpose as a question; namely, it puts a central idea sharply into focus.  By holding me and you and our subsequent readers within that focus, it smoothes the transition between non-3D non-sequential awareness and 3D sequentially processed words, hence (with luck and perseverance on your end) into non-3D awareness accessible to 3D-bound minds.

Al's first example - the brainstorming scientists - amounts to this: You put an idea into focus among several minds (for so it seems to you) and you then concentrate on that idea as a common topic of thought, using words as place-holder for intuition, and feeding new words into the group-mind as spurs to further exploration, until the group-mind has been sufficiently stimulated to let a new formulation appear.  In effect, you grow a crystal by jointly super-saturating a pool of thought until something precipitates.  The very matter-of-factness of the procedure masks the magical nature of a group mind, given that the received opinion of many or most of the participants would not even allow the conceptof a group mind, temporary or otherwise.

So then move to Al's second example and you see that it is the same process, only centered not around an intellectual concept or question, but around what we might think of as an attitude.  To meditate on love, or being love, or expressing love, may be done singly or jointly, but perhaps you can see that jointly is potentially more powerful, as it lifts each individual out of him- or her- self and into what might be thought of as a higher space.

Now, what does all this amount to, and why was Al prompted to mention it? Surely you can see that these are two related examples of a process alreadywell understood, alreadywidely experienced, alreadyavailable for further development in new contexts.  You don't have to reinvent the wheel.  Rather, your task is to perceive just such relationships, so as to adapt them.

(Q) Sort of the way you, or whoever it was, said TMI might borrow structure from foundations or churches or universities, adapting given features to its needs.

(A) Yes. The time is now, or perhaps we say it is short; there really is no need to wait for further developments in order to take the next steps, and there is reason not to delay.  This is not to hint at a doomsday scenario, but to say that the time is ripe and don't miss the tide.

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