Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A "New" Consciousness

“Man did not have to learn by trial and error what plants were beneficial to eat, and what herbs were good for healing. The knower in him knew that, and he acted on the information spontaneously.  The knower is of course always present, but the part of your culture that is built upon the notion that no such inner knowledge exists, and those foolish ideas of rational thought as the only provider of answers, therefore often limit your own use of inner abilities.
“You will end up with, if all goes well, a kind of “new” illuminated consciousness, an intellect who realizes that the source of its own light is not itself, but comes from the spontaneous power that provides the fuel for its thoughts.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 922)

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Tsunami of Secondary Information

... and Seth wrote this before the existence of the internet, facebook, twitter, etc.

“It is true that, practically speaking, a man’s mind, or a woman’s, could not hold all of the information available now in your world – but much of that information does not deal with basic knowledge about the universe or man’s place within it.  It is a kind of secondary information – interesting, but not life-giving.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 922)

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Feeling Threatened

“We are dealing with the psychology of experience, however, so you yourselves alter the situation according to your own reactions. If you feel threatened by certain situations, and lacking protection, then you will take certain steps that might not be taken otherwise, so your actions are vastly different according to whether or not you realize that you are indeed being protected.
“If you build up feelings of threat, then at your level you also react to those.  The protection exists, but in such cases, you do not allow yourselves to take full advantage of it.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 922)

Thursday, July 26, 2018

True Fulfillment

This is something that's true for nations as well, not just individuals.

“In the most basic of terms, no one’s fulfillment can be achieved at the expense of another’s. Fulfillment does not happen that way. Your very lives seek the best directions for fulfillment.  Our work seeks its own best directions for fulfillment.
“When you realize this, then you can accept seeming setbacks, or seeming contradictions, with a calm detached air, realizing that such factors appear as they do only in the light of your present intellectual knowledge – a knowledge that must be limited to current events – and that in the larger picture known to you at other levels, such seeming contradictions, or seemingly unfortunate situations, or whatever, will be seen to be to your advantage.  You do not have all the facts, you see, at that intellectual level, so if you base all of your judgments – all of your judgments – at that level alone, then you can be quite short sighted.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 922)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The "Knower"

As I read this, I can't help thinking that Seth's "Knower" is "bigger" than the non-3D dimensions of ourselves that Rita speaks of.  Seth's "Knower" is a fundamental energy-essence that pervades all realities ... it is what makes us "godlets" (to borrow John Van Auken's expression).

“The knower is instantly aware of all of your needs, and is the portion of the universe that is personally disposed in your direction, because its energiesform your own person.  That protection always couches your existence.  It means that you live “in a state of grace”.  You can be unaware of that state.  You can deny it or refuse it, but you are within it regardless.  It forms the very fabric of your individual beings.  Value fulfillment means that each individual, each entity, of whatever nature, spontaneously, automatically seeks those conditions that are suited to its own fulfillment, and to the fulfillment of others.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 922)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

We all have our own "Helper"

“You have the same kind of “form”.  These represent the greater source-selves out of which your present persons spring.  I told you that you possessed far more knowledge about your own lives, and the lives of others, than you were intellectually aware of.  You act on that knowledge, for one thing, when you are born physically, when you grow.  The squirrel acts on that kind of knowledge when it buries nuts – as you saw, again, on a recent TV program – and the squirrel’s greater knowledge includes the knowledge of its species as well.
“Helper represents the part that possesses such knowledge.  In practical terms, it is very important to understand that such knowledge and protection do exist, that all of your problems need not be solved through conscious reasoning alone – and, indeed, few problems can be solved exclusivelyin that fashion.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 922)

Monday, July 23, 2018


The universe is composed of conscious, structured energy.  When we hold thoughts with a lot of emotional charge over periods of time we program our brain to sustain those thoughts (through a process called neurolinguistic programming).

As you can see below, we also attract and structure the very energies underlying our reality ... often called thought forms.  These can come to haunt us if they are negative and not dissipated, or they can be beneficial as in this case.

As a side note, ancient Egyptians used thought forms to protect graves, etc.

“Some years ago, Ruburt had an experience in which he glimpsed in the center of the living room a strange form.  He sensed that the form was composed of energy that was definitely predisposed to come to his assistance, or to do his bidding.
“He also realized that at least to some extent this energy had accumulated as a result of his own good intentions, and his desire to help others.  He called this “Helper”, and he never saw the form clearly again.  The form represented the personified, accumulated positive energies that were working to his advantage at that time, that provided him protection, but that also automatically worked to the benefit of his life and projects.
“The very idea of protection, however, as you know, implies a threat – so if you believe in threats you had better have protection.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 922)

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Evil is not a force in itself

Today’s Seth is interesting.  Buddhists, when “fully” awakened, realize the oneness of the world around them.  

Dogen is a great example.  He got it that everything that he perceived with his physical senses was all a projected 3D image … an image that included his physical body and the associated physical sense perceptions.  With that awakening he knew that killing was just dumb, for two reasons:  first, you’re killing an illusion and making a big deal about it; and secondly, you were actually killing something as much “yourself” as your own hands.  

Thus, it makes sense that evil actions arise out of ignorance … it’s just difficult to awaken to the kind of realization that Dogen (and other enlightened beings) discovered.  It is even more important and difficult to live that awakening in every moment of the rest of our lives!

“You make your own reality, Man’s “evil” exists because of his misunderstanding of his own ideals, because of the gap that seems to exist between the ideal and its actualization.  Evil actions, in other words, are the result of ignorance and misunderstanding.  Evil is not a force in itself.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mankind responsible for its actions

“The next natural step would be to re-assimilate those portions of the self, to acknowledge their ancient origins and abilities, to return them so that they form a new coating, as it were, or a new version of selfhood.  It is as if man could not understand his own potentials unless he projected them outward into a godhead, where he could see them in a kind of isolated pure form, recognize them for what they are, and then accept them – the potentials – as part of his own psychological reality.  As a species, however, you have not taken the last step.  Your idea of the devil represents the same kind of process, except that it stands for your idea of evil or darkness, or abilities that you are afraid of.  They also stand for elements of your own potential.  I am not speaking of evil possibilities, but that man must realize that he is responsible for his acts, whether they are called good or evil.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Friday, July 20, 2018

No schizophrenics in the time of pagans

“There were no schizophrenics in the time of the pagans, for the belief systems did not support that kind of interpretation. This does not mean that certain behavior did not occur that you would now call schizophrenic.  It means that generally speaking such behavior fit within the psychological picture of reality.  It [did so] because many of the behavior patterns associated, now, with schizophrenia, are “distorted and debased” remnants of behavior patterns that are part and parcel of man’s heritage, and that harken back to activities and abilities that at one time had precise social meaning, and served definite purposes.
“These include man’s ability to identify with the forces of nature, to project portions of his own psychological reality outward from himself, and then to perceive those portions in a revitalized transformation – a transformation that then indeed can alter physical reality.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christian Polarized Duality

This extreme polarization is no more evident than in U.S. politics!!!!

“Jehovah and the Christian version of God brought about a direct conflict between the so-called forces of good and the so-called forces of evil by largely cutting out all of the intermediary gods, and therefore destroying the subtle psychological give-and-take that occurred between them – among them – and polarizing man’s own view of his inner psychological reality.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pantheon of ancient gods

“In your terms of time, man has always projected unassimilated psychological elements of his own personality outward, but in much earlier times he did this using a multitudinous variety of images, personifications, gods, goddesses, demons and devils, good spirits and bad. Before the Roman gods were fully formalized, there was a spectacular range of good and bad deities, with all gradations [among them], that more or less “democratically” represented the unknown but sensed, splendid and tumultuous characteristics of the human soul, and have stood for those sensed but unknown glimpses of his own reality that man was in one way or another determined to explore.
“It was understood that all of these “forces” had their parts to play in human events.  Some stood for forces of nature that could very well be at times advantageous, and at times disadvantageous – as, for example, the god of storms might be very welcome at one time, in periods of drought, while his powers might be quite dreaded if he overly satisfied his people.  There was no chasm of polarity between the “good gods and the bad ones”.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Christ Image

Kryon often mentions that many people incarnated at this point in time and engaged in spiritual growth carry the weight of past martyr hood and persecution ... but all that can be released during the ascension and it's about pursuing a spiritual ideal without fear.  Both the past and the future arise in each moment ... so the choice is ours.

Do we drive our vehicle looking out the rear view mirror (i.e. focused on "fixing" the past) or do we look out the windshield and choose where we're going.  It seems so obvious when driving a car ... now to live that!


“The Christ image is often used because it so perfectly represents the combination of the grandiose self, as per the all-knowing son of God, and the martyred victim who is crucified precisely because of his lofty position.
“The Christ figure represents the exaggerated, idealized version of the inner self that the individual feels incapable of living up to.  He feels he is being crucified by his own abilities.  He may – or of course she may – on other occasions receive messages from the devil, or demons, which on their part represent the person’s feelings about the physical self that seems to be so evil and contradictory in contrast to the idealized image.  Again, there is great variety of behavior here.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Frank DeMarco - Control over Health

Control over Health

DeMarco, Frank. The Sphere and the Hologram: Explanations from the Other Side (Kindle Locations 1858-1867). Hologram Books. Kindle Edition.

R: I want to move to the health and healing area, and first I’d like to ask the extent to which our physical health is under our own mental control. 

TGU: Well, we hate to be pedantic, but it depends on what you mean by all of those definitions: “we,” “control,” “physical” –  

Let’s go back over the definitions. 

You are human beings, of course. But what are you as a human being? How many levels? If you mean “what kind of control do we have as conscious Downstairs individuals [that is, those who are primarily conscious only of the physical world],” it’s an entirely different question from “what kind of control do we have to the extent that we are at a larger and larger integration with other parts of ourselves.” You see, the question determines the answer, really.

Those who are not in touch with their own unconscious mind and not in touch with the intuitive perceiver that you call the right brain – in other words, those who are logic-oriented and sense-driven, have only the most indirect control over their own health. They really can do very little other than physical things that will have a physical result. Their best bet is to stay out of the way and let the automatic mechanisms of the body do the best they can. And the best way to stay out of the way is to maintain a cheerful attitude, follow sensible rules, and if they have a physical problem, deal with it in physical terms. Because they have such a limited tool chest. 

Now, those who are working only Downstairs, but are highly intuitive, will extend their tool chest. They will have the ability to know what they should do, what they should eat, how they should be; and what they’re doing to harm or help their health. There’ll be no conflict between their intuitions and their habits. They won’t get sick as often. They’ll have everything the first set had, but they will seem to be “lucky.” It’ll look like they’re always fortunate. 

At the next higher level are people who have integrated intuition and logic, they’re living in a sensible and an intuitive way and beyond that have become aware of other resources. Other modalities as they say. Energy-body work for instance. They’ll be able to do everything that the second ones can do, and more, because they will be moving their control to another level of being. As Frank says, they’ll be able to “load the dice.” They will be able to assist their own unconscious processes by focusing them. They’ll say – and you’ve done it many times – “you need some healing energy here.” They may not know how to do it exactly, but they don’t need to know how to do it; they know how to direct it, and that’s all that’s needed. 

Then, next level up after that is more conscious control of more of the automatic mechanism. Beyond that is greater, wider, deeper, surer, more constant connection with what you call Upstairs, and it is as though it puts control of the health in the hands of a wiser, more far-seeing part of the person. When you do energy work, you are running the energy through yourself and help heal yourself while you’re helping someone else heal. The ultimate is when, as Jesus said, “I and the father are one.” What he meant was, “that energy is coming right through me.” Flowing through, and without the distinction, it gives the ability to raise from the dead. Literally. 

Now, we know that’s a long answer, but it’s the real answer. 

R: As more and more control is given over to the higher energies, is it an automatic state, in that one has turned over that kind of control to the higher self? 

TGU: When we say turn it over, it’s not throwing up your hands; it’s like being a steward of larger energies. The greater energies are there to be used and you are able to channel them more. Before you have the access to the wider energies, there’s nothing for you to use. You know, it’s kept out of your hands, as you keep sharp instruments out of the hands of children. More energies become available to you, but you’re still the one using them. What you said is not wrong, it is true that a lot of it seems more automatic.  

We would caution you however that the purpose of life is not necessarily the avoidance of illness. Illness or disease or accidents (so-called) are not necessarily failures, but, as Jules Verne used to say, “incidents, not accidents.” They may have their own purpose.

Devils and demons have no objective existence

“Devils and demons have no objective existence. They have always represented, again, portions of mankind’s own psychological reality that to some extent he had not assimilated – but in a schizophrenic kind of expression, projected instead outward from himself.  Therefore, it does not seem he must be held accountable for acts that he considers debasing, or cruel.  He isolates himself from that responsibility by imagining the existence of other forces – the devils or demons of the nether world.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Reality is primarily a mental phenomenon

Physical reality is like being immersed in a 3D simulation of the multidimensional non-3D experience that we are actually having right now.

“… reality is primarily a mental phenomenon, in which the perceptions of the senses are organized and put together in ways that perfectly “mimic” in physical terms a primary nonphysical experience.  This is tricky to express, because the application of a psychological awareness through the auspices of the flesh automatically makes certain transformations of data necessary.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 921)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ideas are more important than genes

“In the terms of evolution as you like to think of it, ideas are more important than genes, for we are again dealing with more than the surfaces of events.  We are dealing with more than some physical mechanics of being.  For one thing, the genes themselves are conscious, though in different terms than yours.  Your cultures – your civilizations – obviously affect the well-being of your species, and those cultures are formed by your ideas, and forged through the use of your imaginations and your intellects.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 919)

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Interweaving of the Physical and Nonphysical

It is interesting to compare this quote with the Rita material.  The Rita material emphasizes the seamless connection between 3D and non-3D and that our 3D "plane" exists within a multidimensional space (what Metatron refers to as "Omni-Earth").

We've been taught to think of an impenetrable "veil" existing between our 3D physical perceptions and our non-3D selfhood.  When we truly get what Rita is saying, then quotes like this from Seth seem so obvious.


“In a fashion man also is equipped with the ability to initiate actions on a nonphysical level that then become physical and continue to wind in and out of both realities, entwining dream events with historic ones, in such a fashion that the original nonphysical origins are often forgotten.  Man overlays the true reality quite spontaneously.  He often reacts to dream events as if they were physical, and to physical events as if they were dreams.  This applies individually and collectively, but man is often unaware of that interplay.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 919)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Our unique use of imagination

“Your existence as a species is characterized far more by your unique use of your imaginations than it is by any physical attributes.  Your connections with that unmanifest universe have always helped direct your imaginations, made you aware of the rich veins of probabilities possible in physical existence, so that you could then use your intellects to decide which of the alternate routes you wanted as a species to follow.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 919)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Exploring the inner mysteries

“Your universe cannot be its own source.  Its inner mysteries – which are indeed the mysteries of consciousness, not matter – cannot be explained, and must remain incomprehensible, if you try to study them from the viewpoint of your objective experience alone.  You must look at the source of that experience.  You must look not to space but to the source of space, not to time but to the source of time – and most of all, you must look to the kind of consciousness that experiencesspace and time.  You must look, therefore, to events that show themselves through historical action, but whose origins are elsewhere.  None of this is really beyond your capabilities, as long as you try to enlarge your framework.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 919)

Monday, July 9, 2018

All creation is happening now

The last sentence in this Seth quote reminds me of Julian Barbour's book "The End of Time".  He realized that time, even relativistically varying time, is only a mathematical convenience, not a necessity.  To that end, he formulated a theory of the physical universe where the universe is not composed of space-time points, but rather "time capsules" ... moments (like frames in a movie film) which arise complete with probable pasts and futures.  We manifest by literally experiencing a sequence of these capsules which we arrange in our perception of linear time.  We create by literally imagining new "capsules".  This theory is largely ignored by the physics community but the idea of no primordial time is accepted in other theories like loop-quantum gravity (see Carlos Rovelli's books).

“In your terms, other universes, with all of their own space and time structures, were created simultaneously, and exist simultaneously.  The effect of looking outward into space, and therefore backward into time, is a kind of built-in convention that appears within your own space-time picture.  ...
“I said that in your terms all universes were created simultaneously – at the same time.  The very sentence structure has time built in, you see, so you are bound to think that I am speaking of an almost indescribable past.  Also, I use time terms, since you are so used yourselves to that kind of categorizing, so here we will certainly run into our first seeming contradiction – when I say that in the higher order of events all universes, including your own, have their original creations occurring now, with all of the pasts and futures built in, and with all of their scales of time winding ever outward, and all of their appearances of space, galaxies and nebulae, and all of their seeming changes, being instantly and originally created in what you think of as this moment.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 919)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Master Events

“Masterevents are those whose main activity takes place in inner dimensions.  Such events are too multidimensional to appear clearly in your reality, so that you see or experience only parts of them. They are source events.  Their main thrust is in what you can call the vaster dimension of dreams, the unknown territory of inner reality.  The terms you use make no difference.  The original action, however, of such events is unmanifest – not physical.  Those events then “subsequently” show themselves in time and space, with extraordinary results.
“They shed their light upon the “facts” of historical time, and influence those events.  Master events may end up translated through mythology, or religion, or art, or the effects may actually serve to give a framework to an entire civilization. (As indeed occurred in the case of Christianity, as I will explain later.)
“Now the origin of the universe that you know, as I have described it, was of course a master event.  The initial action did not occur in space or time, but formed space and time.”

(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 919)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

"Flickering" Earth

“The planet has seen many changes.  It has appeared and disappeared many times.  It flickers off and on – but because of the intervals of your attention, each “on” period seems to last for millions of years, of course, while at other levels the earth is like a firefly, flickering off and on.
“I do not mean by such a description to minimize the importance of physical life, for All That Is endows each portion of its own transformed reality with a unique existence that is duplicated nowhere else, and each spark of consciousness is endowed with a divine heritage that is never extinguished – a spark that is apparent in all other corners of the universe.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 918)

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Rita on living in connection

Living in connection

From DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World Vol 2: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location 4137). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition".

(Q) [Bob: "This session prompts a question.  Anyone who has read this material or other books by Frank knows about the strands of connection.  Some of these strands are 'past lives', as mentioned today.  But how does the 'normal' human, enmeshed in his or her illusion of individuality, and in the day-to-day living of their lives, connect with these other strands without spending, as Frank did, many years working on that connection?  What is the how-to here, what is Rita's advice on how the everyday reader of this book can make that connection in their spare time?  Just about everyone says 'meditate', yet there are people who meditate for decades without that connection (or at least it goes unsuspected by the conscious mind).  Does Rita have a different take on the method to connect?  I suppose that the subtle connection is already there, as in the earlier unsuspected influences of David, Joseph, etc., on the 'present-day' Frank (until he became aware of them).  Is there a way for the average Joe or Jane to become aware of those connections without spending years in a Tibetan monastery?  Sorry, too many questions.  Just use whatever works for the book or not."]

It sounds like many but really it is just one - how does one connect or make the existing connection effective?

(A) Let's answer the question as asked.  How does the average person connect with their comprising strands "in their spare time"?

The short answer is, they don't.  And they don't do it by spending years in a monastery, either, nor by meditating.

... here is my one-sentence attempt to help the spark jump the gap: What makes you (anyone) think an effort is required to connect with your comprising strands?

A second sentence: What makes you think any effort from the compound-being end of the continuum would suffice, or even assist?

A third: Have you ever heard of the concept of Divine Grace.

(Q) This is all clear enough to me.

(A) And to some others, but for you, and for others, now comes the filling-in stage, where the complications enter.  But it would help for you to state your understanding of the reality I just, somewhat cryptically, attempted to convey.

(Q) I don't think it is that hard.  And once again, I am reminded of the help we could get from theological investigations over the centuries.  A state of grace is one thing, and I'm not even very sure of what is meant.  But Divine Grace as an active element in life is unearned.  It comes to us; we don't take it or earn it.  And that's a very interesting key, here.  (I almost said "clue", and maybe I should have.)

Bob's question assumes there is something we can do, even need to do, from the 3D end of things.  If I get your meaning, you are saying it is not up to us, and we can't do it even if we want to.  The best we can do - and all we need to do - is to be receptive to it.

(A) What is your concept of resonance, if not an awareness of that fact? "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."  That's what it means.  But by what effort can you (anyone) come to knowthe truth?  You don't so much find it or figure it out - though for some that process can enter into it - as recognizeit.  You may do so on hearing it, or by living it, or just out of the blue (as your inner connections make the jump, and the knowing transfers closer to your consciousness until it breaks through) - but what you can'tdo is dictate when or how you will get it.

(Q) This illuminates so much!  I wish I had the theological arguments in my mind.  I'm going to have to get all this to Jim Marion.  I think he'll see it.  [Jim Marion, a former Catholic priest, authored "Putting on the Mind of Christ", a psychological analysis of stages of mental and spiritual growth based on the work of Ken Wilbur.]

We can resist but we cannot force.  We can be open to receive, but we cannot accomplish by any given effort. That's a whole line of theology, even though the assumptions of reality that the theology were based on are quite different.

(A) That is why I began - the Guys began - by redefining who we are and what reality is.  The reason the theological arguments do not illuminate today is because there was no connecting-point between the inner world of the theologians and inner world of those living today.  But a moment's thought (how often do I wind up saying this!) should have made it clear that no extensive body of thought can be irrelevant to the whole.  To throw away theology may be necessary in order to reshape a society's mental world, thus shaking up what is or isn't possible, but that is not the same thing as saying that what was discarded was of no value. Think what Jung derived from his study of alchemy, or astrology.

(Q) This session - I think it is the 100th - is a natural wrap-up to the introduction to life, isn't it?

(A) It can be; that is always a choice, because reality has no seams or divisions except provisionally.  But yes, this final concept does round it out.  It isn't a matter of your having to work to get the concept; it will resonate or not, partly but only partly depending upon your being open to it. Being open to it would not be enough considered abstractly, but in practice only those who are ready will be open to it. To others it will seem nonsense or mere speculation.

(Q) One theological school said Divine Grace was sufficient.  Another insisted on the necessity of Good Works, if I remember rightly.  I don't remember the specifics - it was the basis for a lot of Protestant divisions in the 1600s and thereabouts, I think.  In fact, also earlier, and later.

(A) Do you begin to see why Hilaire Belloc defined Protestantism as heresy rather than as another religion?

(Q) Protestantism and Islam.  I have the book [The Great Heresies]; I haven't read it.  My guess would be simply that he saw Protestant sects as splitting off one by one on some logical division, rather than holding the tension of opposites within itself as the Catholic establishment did.  But it seems to me that any religion may be seen as doing that.

(A) Yes.  You could say that any given religion, though useful to some, is in effect a heresy from the great reality, to the extent that it considers itself an exclusive truth or bearer of truth rather than as one source of light among infinite sources. And of course, it is natural for each one, insofar as it expresses a clear understanding of one aspect of reality, to consider itself enlightened and enlightening, and others as wrong to whatever extent they contradict it.

(Q) True of the religion of Scientism, and of materialism, of course.

(A) No need to call the roll.  No one and no way of seeing is the exclusive way to the truth, and for that matter, not every understanding of the truth may be clearly expressed or even clearly understood.  The former statement is more obvious to people than is the latter.

So, the answer to Bob's very apposite question is - you've been given the word, yet again, new wine in new wineskins, and what you do with it is up to you.  What I advise you notto do with it is set up a new religion!  A much better use of your time would be to re-examine what you know, what you have lived, what you have at the periphery of your consciousness, and bring it forth to continue to transform your lives in reaction to - in interaction with - the revolution in your thinking sparked by this material.

(Q) Not quite Faith and Good Works.

(A) Not quite salvation or damnation, either.

(Q) True.  Well, I don't know what others will say to all this, Rita, but I for one find it has clarified my thinking.  Thank you for your end of the effort.  May I take it that there is more to come?

(A) There could be.  There is always more to be said and the additional material does not interfere with the first.

(Q) Thoreau, rough paraphrase.

(A) And he was right then and is right still.

(Q) So he is.  Thanks again, from everybody who has been affected or is yet to be affected.

(A) In short, as stated, the whole world.  (For who does your definition leave out?)

(Q) Bye for now.

Inner passageways throughout the universe

“Time’s framework does not exist as you think it does. Intervals of existence are obviously not the same.  In ways impossible to explain, there are what I can only call inner passageways throughout the universe.  You know how one association can suddenly in your minds connect you with a past event so clearly that it almost seems to occur in the present – and indeed, a strong-enough memory is like a ghost event.  So, there are processes that work like associations, that can provide passageways through the universe’s otherwise time-structured ways.  These passageways are simply a part of the greater nature of events that you do not perceive.
“At times your species has traveled those passageways, and many of your myths represent ghost memories of those events. There is a rhythm, again, to all existence, and so in your terms your species returned to its home planet, to renew its roots, refresh its natural stock, to return to nature, to find solace again amid the sweet ancient heritage of dusk and dawn.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 918)

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Our universe in a musical metaphor

The poetry of this is really inspiring!

“There are phases of relatedness, rhythms and harmonies of consciousness from whose infinite swells the molecular “music” of your universe is sounded.  Your place in those rhythms is highly vital.  You exist in a kind of original interval – though, if you can, think of the word “interval” without the connotations of continuing time.  It is as if an infinite number of orchestras were playing simultaneously, and each note sounded was also played in all of its probable positions with each other note possible, and in combination with all of the probable versions of the entire piece being played.
“Between the notes sounded there would be intervals, and those unsounded intervals would also be part of a massive unstated rhythm upon which the development of the entire sounded production was dependent. The unsounded intervals would also be events, of course, cues for action, triggers for response.

“Your stated universe emerged out of that kind of interval, emerging from a master event whose true nature remains uncaptured by your definitions. … let your imaginations play upon the usual events of your world, and glimpse at least in part that greater brilliance that illuminates them, so that it leads you intuitively to a feeling for the source of events and the source of your world. The units of consciousness that I have mentioned are that, and they do behave as I have said.  They are also in other terms entities, fragments of All That Is, if you prefer – divine fragments of power and majesty, containing all of the powers of consciousness as you think of it, concentrations without substance in your terms.

“There are many other universes besides your own, each following its own intervals, its own harmony.  Your ideas of historic time impede my explanations.  In those terms, your world’s reality stretches back far further than you imagine, and in those terms – you need the qualifications – your ancestors have visited other stars, as your planet has been visited by others.  Some such encounters intersected in space and time, but some did not.  There are endless versions of life.  There are, then, other species like your own, and in the vast spectrums of existence that your reality cannot contain, there have been galactic civilizations that came together when the conditions were right.”

(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2, Session 918)

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Rita on "Which 'you'?"

Which "you"?

From DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World Vol 2: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location 4039). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition".

(Q) Miss Rita, when we finished yesterday I had something on my mind as a continuation, but I have now forgotten what it is.  No doubt you know.  Over to you.

(A) You were somewhat vaguely thinking about how much you - anyone - can change or not change in your life.  Sometimes it seems the sky's the limit, sometimes it seems quite circumscribed, depending on the filter you view life through.

(Q) That's an interesting way to put it.  I would have thought to finish that sentence "depending upon circumstances", probably.

(A) Yes.  And thinking that change depends upon circumstances - externals - tends to put one into victim mode.  Thinking it depends upon conceptualization puts one back in the driver's seat.

(Q) I can see that.  But of course, if that were all that was involved - merely choosing - we would all be living trouble-free productive lives, or anyway whatever we wanted to be living.

(A) And that is an excellent jumping-off place for a discussion of good and evil, chance, fate, predestination and free will, and the connection between the individual as [commonly] experienced and the individual as community - the very extended community - it really is.  Not to mention the social external as experienced.

(Q) I hope you can explain it in just a few words.  I have these books I'm reading, plus there are those crossword puzzles to do, and Facebook to monitor.

(A) As you would say, very funny.  But all those subjects connect in one very elementary way, and exploring it will lead us far, in relatively few words.

Here is the key, given already but in another context.  You, although you experience yourself as an individual, comprise a community of strands, and so on.  A moment's thought will remind you that this is why we are all one - we interconnect, and not just as any one point but repeatedly and unpredictably.

(Q) Like Virginia genealogy.

(A) Yes.  Explain.

(Q) The early Virginia families intermarried continuously, so that eventually someone like Thomas Jefferson, say, with his Randolph connections through his mother, would have relations all over the colony.  Those relations might be related to him in more than one way - a cousin through one branch who was also a second-cousin or something through another line of that person's descent.  It got tangled.

(A) As does any closed society - and humanity is a closed society.  For that matter, all 3D is a closed society. All realityis a closed society - it's just a matter of how closely you examine relations.

Well, Virginia genealogy traces pastconnections.  But what if we look at present connections?  We - for more than merely 3D is involved here - are all connected, inextricably.

But so far this is too abstract to move anyone, and all I can do to make it substantive is to appeal to your imagination.  Let's use your supposed spiritual genealogy, Frank.  I say "supposed" because not everything you know or deduced is right, least of all names or details.  But let's trace it out as a way of giving people the idea.

So, there's Frank, living in the US in the 20th and 21st centuries.  He is shaped by what happens to him as well as by his physical heredity and geographical location.  In his case particularly, he is shaped by the construction he builds from books and other imaginative inputs.  All well and good, but there is a more primary set of inputs, long unsuspected [by him] but not the less experienced.

David Poynter, for instance, the Welsh boy who left his home among endless sheepherding to find a life in the city; who travelled extensively (for his time) and who devoted quite a bit of his life to journalism and to psychic exploration.  His influence on Frank was early - in an Anglophilia probably quite a bit stronger than David's own, but a result of an instant feeling of belonging; in an immediate resonance to the idea ofEdgar Cayce as soon as he read of him; in an immediate sure-footed life with his pen, and an instinctive knack for journalism that led to his first piece for his student newspaper in college being run unchanged.  In what could be called innate memories, such as the flood of grief Frank felt, in seeing only the words July 1, 1916 on a monument on the London Embankment.  And so forth. A strong influence.

And yet at an even earlier age, John Cotten, the young man of the American frontier of the late 1700s, a strong sense of the beauty of the wild world, and a resentment of reminders that it was no longer wild and untouched.  A feeling of displacement at being in a world without horizons, which his South Jersey home surrounded by trees and flatlands was.  If David called him to England, John called him to the woods that he loved to wander, led him to fantasize being a lone cowboy (though this not direct from John but, say, John interpreted by television), led him to emphatically see himself as American, with that pride in nationhood characteristic of the revolutionary era.  Contradictions, you see, but both valid.

Then take the much sought-after Joseph Smallwood, who reinforced the love of the wilderness (a love not made actual, notice, but no less strong for that) and who primarily brought the fascination with the West and with the Civil War and with Lincoln.  Later in Frank's life - another dozen years, when he was 24 - it led to Thoreau.  All these obsessions expressed in attitudes toward the world and in the experiences of the world.  And they all flowed with and against those of John and David.

And that only scratches the surface, of course, but it is one way for people to explore their own community - examine your lives for such influences and preferences, examine your "past-life" stories for resonances, see how things flow together.  Consider it all just a story you are telling yourselves, if that makes it easier; that isn't so far wrong anyway.  It isjust a story; it isthe real thing.

So, now, there is Frank, the product of a post-war upbringing in a family very different from John's and David's or Joseph's (of which, notice for what it's worth, he has explored, and found, almost nothing), being viscerally affected at intellectual and emotional levels by connections at first unsuspected by him but all the stronger for that.  None of the three we have mentioned is any more unitary than Frank is. They are all composed of many strands, each of which, etc.

When we say "you" - what are we referring to?

If the individual temporarily in the body - can it exclude the individual's strands?

But if all the strands, or even if only the most dominant strands, is there any unity?

There is.  And, there is only the everything.  And, all points between.

(Q) It depends on the viewpoint the observer chooses.

(A) Of course.  Now, let's postulate that you - anyone - can choose any version of reality you wish, at any time, and can choose again - what you call jumping timelines - any time you wish.

(Q) I get it.  Which you? or maybe I should say, how often do we vote?

(A) That's right.  And some people are very consistent - said to be strong-willed - and experience no internal conflict and so go straight to what they want, regardless of obstacles. That doesn't mean their way is magically smoothed for them, but they are in the right place at the right time, repeatedly, and they are at the still center.

(Q) Churchill, famously.

(A) Yes, although he wasn't particularly simple - many sides to him - he wasparticularly consistent, untroubled by contradiction (except, there was the Black Dog - depression - that we might say was the result of his suppressing so much, but that is a side trail).

Other people are blown by the wind, changeable as quicksilver.  You, for instance.  Your community shares access and alternates the hand at the wheel.

(Q) My natal Mercury is the one planet with no bad aspects.

(A) Well, your mercurial nature has nonetheless landed you in the soup more than once, but yes, mercury - quicksilver - is a good description of someone responsive to many influences.  For such a person, the more self-knowledge the better, yet it can be particularly difficult to acquire, for lack of a stable point from which to orient.

Your hour is up, however.

(Q) Can we not continue a bit?  I don't think you have quite cinched the nail.

(A) It is there for those who reflect upon it.  What you got is what you want - which "you"?  That's enough for today.

Reason and imagination

Lazaris lumps Intuition and Imagination together as one of our two "Bridging Senses" ... the two "senses" we use to connect the Inner Reality and the Outer Reality.  The other "Bridging Sense" is Balance.

Our ideal for human existence in 3D is to be fully aware of all of our senses (the 5 3D physical senses, and their 5 non-3D counterparts) and thus to be a fully functioning extension of our Soul Self into physical reality.

Unfortunately, our love affair with technology and "augmented reality" are seducing us away from that dream and leading us down a path of dysfunction, at least until enough of us wake up and get on the Gaia Ascension "train"!
“You can use your imaginations and intellects in other fashions than you do.  In fact, such fashions are not only genetically possible, but genetically probable. The imagination, of course, deals with the implied universe, those vast areas of reality that are not physically manifest, while reason usually deals with the evidence of the world that is before it.  That statement is generally true, but specifically, of course, any act of the imagination involves reasoning, and any [act] of reason involves imagination.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 917)

Monday, July 2, 2018

"The Change" as flow

The following Rita discussion on "The Change" is very interesting and leads ultimately to insights on manifestation or YCYOR (You Create Your Own Reality).  The last paragraph is particularly important and reminds me of the following Edgar Cayce quote:

"Meet the problems first, though, in the spiritual; then the mental and the material results will become more satisfactory." - Edgar Cayce reading 459-12

"The Change" as flow

From DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World Vol 2: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location 4004). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition".

(A) Now, consider.  Does everyone on Earth change houses on the same day?  Would it be a good thing if they did, or could?  Is everyone at the same stage of contentment or discontentment about their current home?  There is no more reason to expect everyone to be in sync about The Change than there is to expect them to play Musical Chairs about their houses all on the same day.

(Q) Obvious, when you put it that way.

(A) Is there some big external event that causes everyone to move?  Or is there a continuing slow-motion tsunami that sweeps them along?  Or a sort of ebb and flow that carries them generally?  Or a basic stability that is occasionally interrupted?  The short answer is, yes and no, and you ain't seen the half of it.

Reality is experienced one person at a time, and the reality I experienced in World War II was very different from [her second husband] Martin's, or a soldier's, or a factory worker's, or a teacher's, or a grandmother's, or a schoolchild's.  There were common orienting themes but they all played out according to individual natures, then, and always.

(Q) In other words, in a sense what we experience as "external" reality is a fiction.

(A) Well, that needs to be looked at.  You can't talk World War II away.  It happened.  It affected everyone on Earth, more as time went on, so that, for instance, given that 1980 would have been unrecognizably different if the war hadn't happened, you can see that major events utterly transfrom the field of possibilities. But that doesn't mean that any two people experienced the war - or anything - the same way.  Similarly in so far as they themselves were similar; totally differently in so far as they differed from each other.

(Q) I once met a man who said he carried a volume of Thoreau all through the campaign in Europe in 1944-45.

(A) And you talked to many men, and all their wars were different, of course, as was your friend's experience of growing up in a world in which there were no men of a certain age range because they were off to war.

(Q) I remember the man in Scotland, too, who grew up in Glasgow and saw it filled with Americans racing around in jeeps and trucks and all, and then one day they went away and never came back - and nobody thought to explain to a four- or five-year-old boy about D-Day and all.

(A) You yourself could remember probably a hundred people's second-hand glimpses of the war.  It should be enough to show you the interaction between individuals and social reality.

So, yes, there is a big The Change going on, and yes, it is experienced one individual at a time, but yes, given that "individuals" are themselves communities interacting along threads, you go right back to "we're all in this together", but yes, each individual community is at a different stage of development, so experiences something a little different.

(Q) Huh!  I don't know if it is in the actual words, but I certainly have the sense, from this, that it really does depend on your point of view how it looks.  In a way, you could say it depends on how we choose to look at it.

(A) Of course.  That's what "create your own reality" is!

(Q) I beg your pardon?

(A) Your life is what you make it.  You can't wish away what you don't like, but you canchange things, at many levels.  The more levels you are able to change, the greater your command of your life.  The ironic thing, as I realize now, is that you can all change everything or anything, and it is merely a matter of coming to the point of realizing it.  However, that a pretty big "merely".