MYSTICAL TEACHINGS FROM
CHANNELED BY GORDON ARTRIAS ROSENBERG
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About the Author
Gordon Artrias Rosenberg reawakened his natural intuitive and vibrational energy abilities through years of self-discovery work with leading edge transpersonal technologies and ancient spiritual disciplines. As a hands-on practitioner and energy guide, he has conducted some 6000 individual balancing sessions and taught many students in self-discovery and healing modalities. In his metaphysical and healing arts books, articles and poetry, he encourages others to explore their own higher self and learn to express their true essence. Gordon lives in Bend, Oregon. You may see his creative work at http://lightreport.org.
so much there is to do here that so often we forget the wisdom that’s inside us and what’s not created yet the illusions of this life are but matters of recourse when we’re ready to give up we return once more to source
........ 56 Chapter 13: Separation from the Ultimate ............................................... 87
......................... 79 Chapter 18: What’s Real About Nothing................................................................................................................ 74 Chapter 17: The Earth Illusion . 31 Chapter 7: The Language of the Soul ............ 82 Chapter 19: Dreaming Your Life......................................................................................................... 69 Chapter 16: Guilt and Other Emotions .................. 6 Chapter 1: Learning to Channel One’s Self............................. 35 Chapter 8: What Is Love?... 23 Chapter 5: Living Beyond Belief .............. 13 Chapter 3: Time and Ego ................................................................................................................................................................................. 66 Chapter 15: The Human Belief in Death............................... 18 Chapter 4: The Source Of It All.............................................. 61 Chapter 14: Belonging Where We Are ..........5
Introduction ................ 27 Chapter 6: Following Spirit ........... 43 Chapter 10: The Limitless Soul ........ 49 Chapter 11: Living Between the Boxes ........................ 40 Chapter 9: Low Self-Esteem & High Egos .................................................................. 53 Chapter 12: Recognizing Your Perfection....................................................................................... 10 Chapter 2: Discovering Our True Essence ............................................................
They want you to stay lost in the human maze. If you’re to expand your consciousness and become aware of yourself on higher planes of knowledge and existence. but these parts are real. and allow your soul to express itself fully. your fears. while you’re in human form. self.6
Each person on this planet has the ability to learn how to access the Source of wisdom with and return to his or her essential. You don’t need to leave your body to become enlightened. Ultimately. Enlightenment is not what you think. you must learn to be what you are. there’s no other way to be. You can access this place of higher knowing. Even though your soul is permanent and your human condition is only temporary. by releasing all that you’re not. your human parts often want you to be a struggling human. You can begin to do this today. wherever you find yourself on this planet. your emotions. your cultural conditioning. You’ve always been your higher self. or real. so they can control your life. you must transcend the fears of this world and see your true and exalted self. in terms of ultimate reality. as well as with other people and their fears. You may not completely understand these higher or deeper parts while you’re in human form. Your human condition is but a fleeting reality that’s here one moment and gone the next. It’s not what others have told you.
. These parts conspire to try to make you believe that what you see in the physical world is your real self. You can become what you are by being what you’ve always been. which wants you to be your authentic self. with your own expanded reality. your mind and its many “associates” such as the ego want you to believe that they’re real and the soul is a product of your imagination. To realize your full potential. Pretending you’re less than what you are is confusing to your soul. You must transcend the need to identify with your past. by learning how to let go of all the aspects of your being which keep you trapped in this worldly illusion. Enlightenment is what you feel inside when you’re fully connected with your universe. By contrast. You are what you were when you came here. You need only stop pretending you’re less than what you came here to be. beyond the cloudy veil of human illusion. You must see yourself as fully capable of expanding your awareness as far as possible. This is backwards. The soul is the real part of you that never changes.
We come here to live such lives. It’s for you and me here and now. in my actions. You can access your own inner wisdom. I don’t believe in individual anything. You can do it now. I see all of existence as one great functioning whole entity. In fact. and you can become enlightened in this lifetime. that leads us astray. You don’t have to wait until some far-off. I don’t see the universe as separate in any way from our own individual intelligence. we have found our way home. our higher wisdom comes to us from the Source of everything. But you don’t have to stay astray. while in your present form. Perhaps it’s in deeds rather than words. presented as questions and answers. I approach life as if it were me. This is why I speak to myself and of myself as if I’m one with all-that-is. and mine to explore fully. You can become what you are today. Hopefully. You can discover enlightenment in your own terms. and you can begin enjoying the fruits of recognizing your part in everything. There is no longer any sense of separation in my mind. if it’s your way. This is where we can release all the negative aspects of our personality and become who we are on the expanded levels of reality. because being enlightened – seeing all that we need to see to live happy fulfilled lives – is our birthright. but you can do it if you want it badly enough. The process of opening to one’s higher knowledge can take many years. You can speak to yourself in this way. the conversations I have with myself in this book will help you get back in touch with yourself. You can become fully aware of all of consciousness merely by asking for that and allowing it to happen. It’s only our confusion at being in human bodies. and the confusion of those around us. At the same time. and you can learn to do it just as easily. and you can put it to use in this world now. too. Once we learn to access this higher knowledge and express it through our actions and our words. enlightenment may be a process more than a destination.7 My conversations with Source. This is the place where we know we’re done with all the painful learning of this earthwalk. You can learn to channel your own higher awareness however you choose. I can access this part of myself easily now. in order to be that wise being who is inside your body waiting to be discovered. It takes only practice and a commitment to knowing your own highest
. They’re conversations with my own higher self. You can stay on the path to higher consciousness. Why wait until later to be yourself? Essentially. with all parts moving and interacting simultaneously to the mutual benefit of all. You need only access this higher part of yourself and let the answers you need come through you. something for which we aspire but which we can never define. and hopefully. perhaps unreachable time and place before expressing your true and expanded self. Enlightenment isn’t something reserved for gurus or yogis or saints. There’s nothing keeping you from seeing your life in this way. are not conversations with another entity at all. We each have our own unique ways of manifesting universal reality.
You can turn that corner in this lifetime. I use a question and answer format here. while you still have time to enjoy it here.
. You can learn to see a whole new landscape of reality.8 truth. You can be that which you’ve always been. Give it a chance and you may find that you’re not so far removed from your spiritual essence as you may have thought. because it lends itself to such discussion. Higher consciousness is always waiting patiently just around the corner. I hope it may help you recognize that conversations inside your own head may be your own spirit trying to speak to you.
This is true whether you hear it from another person. It’s easy to do. it comes pretty easily. if not impossible. HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S APPROPRIATE TO ACT? You should run everything you hear past your own discernment abilities. It takes time to learn to channel yourself accurately. HOW CAN I LEARN TO CHANNEL MORE ACCURATELY? Listen to your spirit. CAN EVERYONE CHANNEL THEIR HIGHER SELF ACCURATELY? Yes. or from what you might call spirit. Source is what is. Your spirit will tell you everything you need to know. but often they don’t want to. In this sense. that’s all. and act on what you hear. One need only believe that one is more than human. everyone can. Then act when you’re reasonably sure you’re hearing the truth. from your own mind. You have to get past the self doubts and delusions. After that.
. WHAT IS SOURCE? The Source of all-that-is. it’s your natural way of being. The only difficult thing about it is that most people have forgotten how to do it. unless it feels right to you.10
Chapter 1: Learning to Channel One’s Self
HOW DOES ONE LEARN WHO THEY ARE? The best way is to learn how to “channel” information directly from Source. you’re supposed to “channel” all the time. to those who think they can’t. or whatever you call that part of you that’s inside. Channeling simply means acquiring information from beyond the human realm. and there's nothing you can’t learn to channel for your own guidance and well-being. however you wish to see it. and therefore able to find out whatever information one needs. Don’t take anyone’s or anything’s word for anything. as long as it seems appropriate. the origin of all information from all the universe. There’s nothing outside of Source. Listen to what it tells you. ARE YOU SAYING EVERYONE COMES HERE TO CHANNEL SOURCE? Yes. or all of reality. and so it appears difficult. as long as you listen and take action.
If it works out well. Channeling is no different from anything in this regard. if you “hear” that you should be doing something. It’s difficult to know who or what you’re hearing. or any number of other voices. But because you’re a free being who can decide for yourself which voice you want to hear. it can be quite confusing. if we used this resource more often.11
WILL I MISS SOMETHING IMPORTANT IF I’M NOT CHANNELING ACCURATELY? If you mean. takes practice. you may be acting on something other than the voice of your soul most of the time. then you were probably hearing accurately. You can decide for yourself when it’s time to get information from a higher power. It’s part of the learning process. or illusion. People often get frightened during this stage of the process and stop doing it altogether. they do listen
. Your spirit will never expect you to do anything in a rush. Often. When most people begin “channeling” in this way. but you may really be hearing the voice of fear. and it’s also the fear that they will look “stupid” or that they will frighten someone else. In other words. our lives would go much more smoothly. You may think you’re listening to spirit. HOW DOES ONE BECOME MORE ACCURATE? By listening and practicing and trying out what seems right and seeing if it works out for the better. and you get better at it. Don’t worry about what you’re missing. HOW DO WE AVOID THE “CHAOS” WHEN WE FIRST LEARN TO CHANNEL? You can’t. You must release all the fear and judgments however they want to come out. which is a good thing. the conscious mind gets involved and plays all kinds of “tricks” on you. DOES THE SOUL ONLY SPEAK TO US WHEN WE LISTEN? Your soul is trying to speak to you all the time. There's always plenty of time. The mind keeps feeding you all the other voices. or to hear what your higher self wants for you. you have a relatively foolproof system. Of course. You practice what you need to learn. No one is mandated to respond to the voice of one’s higher knowledge. IS THAT WHY MOST PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN TO THE HIGHER SELF? Yes. People are here to experience their human-ness in terms of the higher self. you probably will. or anger. so when you combine wisdom and experience. WHY ARE OUR EARLY VOICES OFTEN QUITE FRIGHTENING? This is because everything you’ve ever repressed inside you needs to be released before you can channel your real self accurately. we run it through our human experience. by whatever name one calls it. As you first practice listening to something other than your conscious mind. then try it. yes. until you learn how to deal with these voices and let them go. In other words. will you fail to do something your spirit is recommending. But learning to channel. you can decide if it seems right.
You’ll have to be very diligent in continuing to listen to the wisdom and weed out the nonsense. based on your true wisdom. yes. but your mind. and you manifest that essence in any way you can in the world. Our minds are full of all kinds of ideas. and some of them are downright foolish. in the name of channeling. you become the essence of love. won’t go down easily. There’s really no reason to do anything here but channel your higher wisdom and be universal love. your true essence. It’s letting go of the mind and knowing how to act every moment. and they may act on something that’s. you are the essence of love manifested in human form.12 to those other voices a lot. Many people have done things that appear foolish. or your ego. your so-called channeled words are probably mostly nonsense. WHAT IS MY TRUE ESSENCE? Once you’ve accurately released your past conditioning and fears. In the beginning. Letting go of anything that may have made you feel unworthy. When you stop listening to any other voices. shall we say. DO YOU MEAN IT’S COMMON TO MAKE A FOOL OF ONESELF AT FIRST? Well. WILL I BECOME PROFICIENT ENOUGH THAT I WON’T HAVE TO LISTEN TO MY ORDINARY MIND ANYMORE? Yes.
. or anything else that kept you from being your authentic self. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO CHANNEL ACCURATELY ALL THE TIME? It’s like knowing who you are and not holding onto past conditioning and beliefs. But you get more accurate as you practice. and that’s probably true. IF I PRACTICE ALL DAY. You know it’s said that half of all the words attributed to channeling are really just nonsense. that’s one way to put it. or stupid. less than productive.
Thoughts are total delusion. Thoughts keep you stuck in your past. You’re not your past in any way. you’re not your beliefs. BUT DOESN’T MY PAST DEFINE WHO I AM? No. your desires. They stay enmeshed in delusion and fear and never discover themselves. You are also not your future. your possessions. You’re not what you’ve felt. You need to get beyond the past. You may be pretending to be these things while you’re here. or spouse. If you think. Thoughts don’t get one to the truth. or the emotions and feelings of those around you. Thoughts are always about the past and they have no clue about the truth. You’re not your job. or feared. your house. Why is this? Usually it’s because there’s too much fear of the unknown clouding the truth. that you’re a parent. You’re not anything that the mind can think or believe. anything related to the physical world around you. You’re not your emotions. Let’s look for a moment at who you aren’t. for instance. CAN I DEFINE MYSELF IN SOME OTHER WAY? No. you must give up these beliefs before you can find who you are. or employee. when you’re ready to accept it. In fact. Is this difficult for you to realize? That you’re a highly evolved being when you come here? Most people never break through their illusions of who they are. Thoughts are the way the mind uses to stay anchored in what’s gone before. or what others have said you needed to be. But you can if you want. your car. high being that you’ve always been. You can discover who you are. You’re not what you’ve been working toward. The past is simply something that happened in human terms and time. imagined. You’re also not your feelings. First. You’ve never been what you thought you were.13
Chapter 2: Discovering Our True Essence
WHY DO WE COME HERE? You come here to better understand what it’s like to be human. though you may have used these ways to identify yourself. neither of which is real. so you can transcend human consciousness and become the exalted. what you thought you needed to have before you could be complete. you
. not really. before you can discover your true self. envisioned. You’re also not what others may think you are. but they are not your essence. HOW DO I KNOW I’M THIS CONSCIOUS EVOLVED BEING? You know it because you know it. They never break through this fear. or child.
or the norms of the culture in which you live. WHY BOTHER TO REALIZE MY TRUE ESSENCE? WHY NOT JUST GO ON LIVING IN DELUSION? Do you mean that it might be easier to live here in delusion than to realize your true self and all your magnificent gifts? If so. and you can discover this truth if you’re willing to let go of everything else. as in the form of exalted feelings. and you always know when your soul is less than fulfilled. You must let go of trying to identify yourself in any of the common ways. DO YOU MEAN THERE’S MUCH MORE TO EMOTIONS THAN HUMANS CAN FEEL? Yes. it would be easier. You must get beyond the need to define yourself in any way. by whatever name they choose to call it. You must go beyond all the known and into the complete unknown. and what can never be faked or pretended. Emotions run very deep. It nags at you in countless ways until you take steps to find your real self. in order to be who you are. It’s very frustrating on the soul level. you’re cheating yourself. Those who are bold enough to take this path – and stick to it . what goes on forever. yes. We can call this essence “love” because love covers a wide range of emotional states and realities which go far beyond what humans can experience.will find their way home to
. Truth is the unchanging way of the universe. Delusion keeps you stuck in the past.14 can’t define who you are at all. But emotions as humans feel them are pretty much unexalted feelings caught up in fear and delusion. HOW DO I LEARN TO LET GO OF ALL ELSE? You need to continue asking yourself “Who am I?” until you tire of making up answers and see yourself for who you are. HOW DOES ONE DISCOVER LASTING PEACE? Peace comes when one lets go of the past and discovers the truth. That’s all there is to it. You must let go of the need to be anything. You are much more than anything that can be seen as part of any third dimensional reality. BUT HOW ARE WE TO KNOW WHO WE ARE IF WE CAN’T IDENTIFY IT? This is the entire point. This may take years or lifetimes. You must become limitless. and you can never define this essence. you’re right. but you’ll have no lasting peace until you embark on a diligent search for yourself. Truth is what never changes. You’re failing to see your independent and interdependent energy in its own light. and any time you define yourself in the terms of your thoughts. You are more than anything you can know. They are real on some level. other people’s ideas of you. SO WHAT IS THE NATURE OF MY ESSENTIAL SELF? You are the essence of life itself. Your energy is your own energy. before you can find yourself. Because you’ll never be fully happy as long as you’re living in delusion.
You learn to do only what’s mandated by spirit and stop concerning yourself with anything else. love is always available to them. You don’t have to follow the thoughts and fears of this place. You can get beyond the illusion of this place whenever you want.15 the inner self. This is why worldly reality is an illusion. CAN WE LIVE HERE FREE OF ILLUSION? Yes. But they often forget they’re automatically loved by spirit. You no longer need to express yourself in less authentic ways. being created each moment based on their thoughts and fears. You need only to begin living as your soul wants you to live to find yourself living freely. IF WE DIDN’T NEED TO FIT IN. Why would you need to see yourself as any less than you are? It’s because you don’t know yourself enough to express your true reality. HOW DOES ONE BEGIN? You learn to sense what’s in your body and what your spirit wants to tell you. because it’s based on fears and thoughts. Love is a given. Once you learn who you really are. rather than on universal knowledge and higher awareness. Hence. You don’t need to do anything to deserve it. They forget that no matter what one does here. Such agreements are the basis of illusion. you give up the need to impress others. everyone goes about trying to impress others by fitting into a world which nobody created. Let go of the need
. And you go about expressing yourself as the illusions you believe you are. Souls don’t pay any attention to mass hysteria. This creates agreements of how things are here. HOW WOULD WE LIVE HERE? You would live freely. and illusion creates the need to fit in. You give yourself the opportunity to relax on a daily basis. WHY DO WE NEED TO IMPRESS ANYONE ELSE? Everyone wants to be loved. WHAT IS ILLUSION? Illusion is the belief that you must do one thing or another in order to be here. you can learn to live as a free being. if you ask. and it’s there waiting whenever you’re ready to discover it. Illusion comes from the belief that if you don’t participate somehow in life on this planet. This worldly reality grows out of the mass consciousness of those living here. So everyone goes about believing something which they think they must believe. But most people think they need to be loved by others. you won’t be able to be here at all. Your soul will tell you what you need to know. You would decide what to do based on your need to see yourself as you truly are. in order to buy into the physical world in some way. WHO DID CREATE THIS WORLD? No one person or thing created anything here. to where the wisdom of the universe dwells. The dweller within is you. and that they must do something to justify that love.
it’s not good. try to feel them in the body. You can also stop thinking that if you think one thing instead of another thing. let the answers come to you. seek to access thoughts which come from a place of higher knowing. IS THAT OKAY? Sure. you can know it’s coming from the mind and isn’t accurate in terms of guidance and higher awareness. the greater will be your ability to hear the wisdom of the body and soul. be silent. We’re used to having the mind be asleep while we’re resting. Bodies also tell us when the soul wants to speak to us. Take a hot bath. Letting a thought arise from the body always lets you know that it’s real. They no longer have the need to sleep in order to release all the busy thoughts which most people’s minds accumulate during the day. HOW CAN ONE LEARN TO RELAX MORE DEEPLY? People often take classes in relaxation or meditation or yoga or tai chi or whatever. Let the sensations come from deep inside you. Just sit and relax however it works for you. our bodies tell us when they’re tired and want to rest. Thoughts which you can feel in the body are telling you that your soul wants you to know something. do a meditation practice or yoga. The best approach is to think whatever you think. CAN I STOP THINKING AND STILL BE HERE? No. The important thing is that you allow yourself to relax and begin sensing what the body has to tell you. Our minds pay attention to time. or the middle of the night.
. and so you try to think something else. Do you know what I mean? If you think it’s not right to think something. until you’re so confused you don’t know what you thought in the first place. Close your eyes for a few minutes. or simply lie down and relax somewhere. The more you can relax. But this isn’t necessary. SOMETIMES I DON’T SLEEP. Let it happen. as best you can. then you end up in a vicious circle of thinking and then thinking about thinking. even if it doesn’t seem like the appropriate time. Your soul may want to speak to you in the middle of the day. When thoughts arise. it really doesn’t matter exactly what you do. sit in the sun. You can stop thinking that you should or shouldn’t think a particular thing. The mind can do whatever it wants. It’s possible to release each thought and its effects as it occurs so the mind won’t need to replay it and release it later. If you can’t feel a thought in the body. WHAT DO I DO WITH THE THOUGHTS WHICH ARE ALWAYS THERE? If you find yourself “thinking” in some way. Some yogis and the like don’t sleep at all. but you can stop thinking about thinking. because they’ve learned to slow down the mind all the time. your mind doesn’t always need to be “asleep” in the old way for your body to relax. BUT I SEEM TO BE RELAXING.16 to know or do anything. rather than from the mind’s fears or delusions. The important thing is to sit or lie down whenever you feel like it. WHEN I’M TIRED THESE DAYS. if we let them. Don’t fight the need to rest.
So you could say that thinking is inevitable. other than in your thoughts. thinking is really pretty much a waste of time and energy. True motivation comes from knowing who you are. HOW CAN I BE MOTIVATED IF I DON’T THINK ABOUT THINGS? You can find motivation inside you. WHY DO WE DO IT? Humans have to think in order to be here. so it doesn’t much matter what you think. at your core.. sleeping. IF THINKING IS SUCH AN OBSTACLE. so it’s better to let the thoughts pass through the mind. Beyond this. but you can still access a higher source of knowledge and let the thoughts come and go. and letting your inspiration do anything come from that core place. etc. basic survival skills. This includes such things as eating. doing the things you must in order to live. and don’t pay too much attention to them.17 and always bear in mind that everything here is an illusion anyway. but it’s all related to living a basic existence. There’s a lot to think about. Thinking confuses this process.
but there’s so much confusion around them that it’s difficult. They may see things which remind them of a universal reality that exists beyond this place. All we must do is transcend the need to cling to earthly reality as if it were real. IT’S NOT REAL? Yes. it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing one is deluding oneself about higher realities. You must transcend the tendency to live only in this reality before you can see other realities. what’s always one way or another. so it’s common to let them go. earthly reality isn’t real. There may be many changes within forever. The earth doesn’t exist any more than any of the rest of what’s seen or believed in human terms exists.
. Earth is but one location in a galaxy of realities. The mind as we often speak about it is limited to physical reality of which it’s part. it’s a message about the way things truly are in other places. But the image of something greater than this third dimensional reality is not delusional. With all the chaos and delusion. But their visions are rarely confirmed by others. Therefore. in that it doesn’t last forever and isn’t known on higher levels of consciousness. beyond this physical dimension. We can enter this higher state whenever we want. They may try to remember for a time. It’s an illusion created by the minds of those who live here. It’s not part of existence. but the key aspects never change.18
Chapter 3: Time and Ego
WHY DO WE LOSE SIGHT OF OURSELVES? Most people forget who they are when they come here. HOW DOES EARTH LIFE FIT INTO THE WHOLE OF EXISTENCE? It doesn’t. DO YOU MEAN IF SOMETHING DOESN’T LAST FOREVER. an earthly or third dimensional reality. But earthly life is an illusion. exactly. It’s part of the human illusion. WHAT IS OUR ‘HIGHER VISION’? It’s a way of seeing unlimited reality. Forever is what never changes. The earth is simply a perceived reality in which beings perceive themselves to be alive in a certain physical form. Higher mind is a state of reality in which we see more of what’s real. You’re part of a changing reality as long as you’re alive on this planet.
You begin to understand that you’re now living in a way that’s far less dependent on any aspect of “worldly reality” including the illusion of time. rather than functioning as a being who is dependent on other people or events to shape your life. HOW DOES AUTHENTIC SELF-EXPRESSION HELP ONE EVOLVE? Learning to express your authentic. you break free of the illusion that you’re controlled by time or anything else. You don’t have to put a label on it. forever can never be distinguished from what simply is. You must let go of the need to identify yourself by any physical means. The mind wants the events of this world to happen in a nice controlled order. The mind really functions very slowly in cosmic terms.19 WHAT’S THE NATURE OF ‘FOREVER’? Forever itself is but a state of mind. Time is then no longer a factor of existence for you. WITHOUT TIME. You begin living more in the present moment. WHY IS THERE SUCH A THING AS TIME HERE? People invented time as a way to perceive that everything wasn’t happening at once. Forever is just what is. doing what your heart or your soul tells you to do. No need thinking about what’s next or what might be. just experience each moment as it comes. This isn’t the kind of action where one’s “ego” feels the need to express itself in some way. There’s no other way for things to be. We may think we’re expressing ourselves in a new or unique way when it’s still our egos controlling us. so it can keep track of everything. You can just accept what is and be in that form each moment. HOW CAN WE BECOME TIMELESS? Imagine a reality in which everything happens at once.
. How could any linearlybased object like the mind keep up with this reality? A person must transcend the need for linear time and linear physical life entirely before being ready for timeless living. You do what you want and become the multidimensional being you were when you came here. If everything is experienced as happening at once. the mind will become very confused. HOW CAN I KNOW WHAT AND WHEN TO DO? When the frustration with old ways of living one’s life gets too big to ignore. or true. You exist beyond the norms of this place. Since time is also an illusion of the human realm. There could never be anything else. one starts living in a more time-free reality. we can learn to express the authentic self as it wants to be expressed each moment. though it may seem incredibly fast in human terms. self is one of the most important things you can do here. With practice. When you do what you want each moment.
It doesn’t matter how large or how small a group to which you’re conforming. This may be the acceptable behavior of a small group of people. Therefore. The ego is not a very creative thing. rather than acting from the ego. HOW DO I GO BEYOND EGO? You let it die. The secret is to get in touch with your body and your
. and likely help others around you grow. You’re part of all existence and anything you do to facilitate the expansion of that existence helps all who are within it. whether it feels unique to you or not. from your authentic self’s need to express in the way you’re expressing yourself. you’re still being controlled by the ego and its attachment to this world. Know that when you’re feeling this discomfort. they back off. DOES THE EGO ALWAYS SEEK TO CONTROL OUR BEHAVIOR? Yes. one way or another. it may be because the ego has lost control and is trying to get you back into your box where it can be in charge again. WHAT DO WE FEAR CHANGE? Fear as it relates to personal growth is here to tell you when you’re doing something you shouldn’t be doing. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EGO-CONTROLLED AND SOUL-BASED SELF-EXPRESSSION? When the ego controls your response to anything. you won’t really express yourself in very imaginative ways as long as you allow the ego to set the tone for your expression. You may also feel fear when you make changes that don’t feel quite right. When you take chances. The best way is to insist on expressing yourself in new ways all the time. your ego will try to make you feel uncomfortable. You can learn to express yourself in a way that’s truly unique for you each moment. For most people. it’s keeping you within the box of “acceptable” behavior.20 HOW CAN WE DO THAT? You can learn to be who you are. Fear actually pretty much controls this world. because to keep you safe in it’s limited context. When fear arises in them. even if your actions seem far outside the norm. and not who other people or society in general may think you are or may want you to be. the ego is very much in control. If you’re not acting from spirit. even if those ways may feel a bit uncomfortable. You must be willing to take those chances anyway. The secret is to learn to sense your true motivation to do anything. and let the ego fume a little on occasion. Each time you express yourself in a more authentic way you expand your consciousness. And fear is usually quite prevalent in people. which is not the way it was intended to function at all. You bring through new energy and express it in the world in ways that help you grow. This may include doing your life “too normally”. But it’s still a box within which you’re functioning in relative security. it must control you. You may actually feel fear when you’re stuck in an old reality that’s no longer serving you. or of the cultural norm.
Fear drifts around this planet and attaches to people who are open to experiencing it. WE GO BEYOND FEAR AS MOTIVATION? Yes. you begin to find that fear will not longer be so significant in your life.21 soul and let them tell you when you’re doing what you need to be doing. and you do what your heart wants you to do. When you stop making decisions based on fear. It will simply drift away and attach itself to someone else’s life. it must go someplace else. 4) the need to do anything. 6) fear. it continues to live on and do its damage here. CAN I LIVE HERE NOW AS MY HIGHER SELF? Yes. IN OTHER WORDS. as long as you feel those risks are guided by the soul and not the mind. 2) the need to stay away from anything. If everyone on this planet refused to allow fear into their lives. it would die a natural death and would no longer be part of the human reality. because living as less than who you are is not very fulfilling. that’s pretty much it. like a virus. There’s a quote from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras of many centuries ago which goes like this: “The final stage [of the self-realization process] is when one comes to the end of 1) the need to know anything. you’re ready to move forward and be your fully expressive higher self. When you decide to no longer be motivated by fear. 5) sorrow. HOW DO WE LEARN TO LET THE SOUL GUIDE OUR LIVES? By listening to it every chance you get and letting it know you will follow what it tells you. You make your decisions based on your own need to know what to do next. 3) the need to gain anything. that’s it! You go beyond the need for fear to ever control you. from the soul’s perspective. By giving up fear and delusion and doing what you’re here to do.” This is all very true.
. 7) delusion. But as long as people are willing to give it a home inside them. By taking chances now and then. DO YOU MEAN FEAR HAS A LIFE OF ITS OWN? Yes. You let the decisions come from deep within you. Until you’re ready to do that you’ll be frustrated. you can live however you choose and express yourself as you truly are. When you’re ready to give up all this. to maintain its existence.
Speak to yourself in ways you understand and know at the same time that your energy and your wisdom extend far beyond human consciousness. Source is everything and it is nothing at all. not really. Without this knowledge. WHY TALK ABOUT IT AT ALL? Because Source can tell you all you need to know. Source can tell you what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong and where you need to change and where you can never change … in order to be yourself. You don’t need to understand Source to benefit from what it has to say to you. IF SOURCE IS SO ABSTRACT. and it’s where you go when you leave here. It’s everywhere that anything is and everywhere that nothing is.
. It’s the place from which you come.23
Chapter 4: The Source Of It All
WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF HIGHER KNOWLEDGE? Source is the state of things that goes beyond all that is. Source can give you the advantage of knowing what you came here to do and how to do it. and what we all aren’t but could be. WHERE DOES SOURCE’S INFORMATION ORIGINATE? It comes from the Source of everything. Source is your path to higher consciousness. WHERE IS SOURCE LOCATED? Source is everywhere. It’s in between you. that includes all that is. happier life. Source is all that is. you’ll never be fully satisfied with your human life. It’s outside you. You can discover this place if you try. and that is indefinable in that it goes beyond whatever can be imagined. Source has all the important answers which you need to live a better. Source is what we all are. CAN’T WE JUST IGNORE SOURCE AND LIVE HAPPILY HERE? No. WHY DO I HEAR FROM SOURCE IN HUMAN TERMINOLOGY? Source is you. From the place where all awareness resides. that’s all. and it’s what we can never know. It’s inside you. How would you speak to yourself in terms you can’t understand? This would make little sense.
24 IS MY SOURCE THE SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE’S SOURCE? Yes. There’s no difference for anyone here. All here are (as is said) one. One being. One awareness. One knowledge. One set of instructions and one manual for success. You need only to do what all others need to do, to be successful here in your own way. DOES THIS MEAN ALL OF US ARE HERE TO DO THE SAME THING? In a sense, yes, everyone comes here to do the same thing. That thing is to get in touch with oneself and know who one is. Do you all look and act the same? No, of course not. You each have particular ways of learning who you are and what you’re here to do. WHY DO WE APPEAR IS SO MANY DIFFERENT FORMS? Because Source likes it that way. Source is infinitely creative. No way is better than any other. No body is better or worse than another. It doesn’t matter what body you’re in or what body anyone else is in. Each body is made of the same stuff. Nothing! That’s right! You’re all made of nothing. The fact that you see a body at all is really an illusion, in the sense that you see one being as being different from all other beings. It’s an illusion to see people as separate from each other and from all the cosmos and all that lies beyond it. DO YOU MEAN SOURCE INCLUDES MANY OTHER REALITIES? Of course. There are many universes. By the way, your universe doesn’t exist, either. Just as you don’t exist. Though there are many universes, there are also no universes. Just one big reality that includes nothing physical. All universes are illusions that don’t exist. DO YOU MEAN ALL THE STARS AND PLANETS AND ALL THE THINGS ASTRONOMERS HAVE DISCOVERED REALLY DON’T EXIST? That’s right. All illusion. You don’t exist and neither does your universe. WHY DO WE SEE ALL THESE THINGS THEN? Because you want to see them. You want to believe something exists, so you pretend it does. Everyone has gotten together and believed these things exist, and pretty soon they started existing, at least in your imaginations. But beyond this illusion, nothing exists, and when you go beyond it, you begin to approach the key to everything. By accessing the place where the illusion ends, you reach the place where reality begins. IF NOTHING IS REAL ABOUT THIS WORLD, HOW CAN WE REACH A PLACE WHERE SOMETHING EXISTS? By going inside the illusion so far that you realize you can never get to the end of it; then by giving up the illusion for whatever it is and going even further. You have to surrender all that you see around you before you can discover what really is. Most people never take this path because it’s too threatening to them. Most are content to sit where they are and refuse to budge beyond
25 what’s comfortable. Lifetime after lifetime. Returning to the same place and sitting there for an entire lifetime without moving an inch. WOULDN’T THAT GET BORING? Yes, but most people do it nevertheless. They don’t know it’s disheartening, because they’re afraid to look far enough to see what’s in their own hearts. So they sit in one place, not feeling what they don’t want to feel, until they leave again. They’re certain they’ve been part of something real - usually painfully real. IS THAT WHY PEOPLE COME BACK HERE TIME AFTER TIME SEEKING ENLIGHTENMENT? Sure, that’s it exactly. If you’re afraid to grow and expand, you stay where you are … forever. But that’s okay, because remember, it’s all an illusion. Forever never happens. BUT WHY COME BACK HERE TO EXPERIENCE THE SAME THING? Well, first, they’ve forgotten that it’s the same thing, because they don’t remember they were here, until it’s too late to stop the process. Then, they start looking around and things seem painfully familiar, but they don’t really know why. And since most people are afraid to consider the possibility of an expanded reality that includes much more than this one, they cling to an imagined reality, thinking it’s better than nothing. But regrettably, they have the wrong idea of what nothing is. True nothingness is really a very beautiful state-of-being. WHAT’S THE NATURE OF NOTHINGNESS? Nothing is a magnificent place in which you are everything, and you are also nothing. It frees you from having to be anything in particular in order to exist. When you accept that you are nothing, you’re free to be whatever you want. HOW CAN I BE ANYTHING IF I’M REALLY NOTHING? You just be it. You decide what you want to be, and you be it as fully as possible. You’re free to be whatever you want while you’re here, or anywhere. IS THERE A PLACE WHERE THERE’S SOMETHING? No. There’s nothing anywhere. You decide what’s real, and you make it as real as you want. But there’s nothing real anywhere, in terms of one reality which you have to be a part of. You decide your reality and make it real, however you want. BUT HOW CAN THINGS APPEAR SO REAL HERE? This is only because people have agreed that they’re real, and they don’t imagine things to be different. All that happens here is really an illusion perpetuated by thoughts and beliefs and fears of those who are here. Most people are controlled by their beliefs and thoughts and this perpetuates an
26 entire reality that really doesn’t exist, except in the combined imagination of people. If you can imagine one reality, then you can learn to imagine another (and perhaps more positive) reality for yourself.
Chapter 5: Living Beyond Belief
IS IT POSSIBLE TO LIVE HERE WITHOUT BELIEFS? Yes, but it’s very difficult. It takes great perseverance to get beyond beliefs because they’re so pervasive here. Most people buy into the mass belief system and go about their lives not knowing they’re living a reality generated by other people and their thoughts. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE BEYOND BELIEFS? When you don’t let beliefs control your life, you’re free to have whatever beliefs you choose. And you’re free to have no beliefs at all. You’re not controlled by your beliefs unless you want to be. Living without beliefs is living freely, without the need to think or believe anything in particular. HOW CAN WE DO THAT AND STILL BE WHO WE ARE? Your question implies that people must believe something, in order to be here. This is not true. You can believe anything you want and still be here, but these beliefs do not need to define you. You can learn that having beliefs is merely a circumstance of life here, and as such, beliefs can be given up as easily as they’re accumulated. Why would you need to have beliefs to define yourself, if you knew you’re more than you see? There’s a big difference between having beliefs and being attached to them, and having beliefs and not being attached to them. The difference is that you form the intent to not be controlled by your beliefs. You just let them go through you, like thoughts on the wind, and you continue to be what you really are. BUT AREN’T MY BELIEFS AN IMPORTANT PART OF WHO I AM? No, your beliefs have nothing to do with who you are. Your beliefs are only a circumstance of being here. All people have beliefs, but their beliefs and opinions are but dust on the wind. They can be given up as easily as they’re acquired. IF I HAD NO BELIEFS, HOW WOULD I LIVE EACH DAY? You would let spirit, or your soul, be the guiding factor in your life. You would give up any attachment to the way you perceive things to be, and stop living according to beliefs and opinions. You would live each moment as if it were your first moment here; not needing to know anything, or be anything, just living in that moment.
If you can guard against negativity in your life.
. but rather allowing yourself to think positively. HOW DO BELIEFS BEGIN? Beliefs originate in each person’s mind. beliefs will have a difficult time attaching to you. but they’re also the product of what’s been called “universal consciousness”. they attach themselves to as many people as possible. They may believe in negativity. and any belief that resonates with those fears is more apt to attach to them. their innermost awareness. WHAT IS “POSITIVE REALITY”? It’s a reality in which beliefs are only one way of defining oneself. they don’t care where they land. keep yourself from thinking negative thoughts so often. Negativity can’t attach so easily to one who believes in an ultimately positive reality. ARE SOME PEOPLE MORE RECEPTIVE TO BELIEFS? Yes. HOW DOES ONE NOT BE FERTILE GROUND FOR NEGATIVE BELIEFS? You learn to not allow beliefs to form your opinions. It’s a reality in which all those here are free to express themselves according to their innermost wisdom. Beyond human consciousness lies all the wisdom and awareness that supercedes everything. from person-to-person. anywhere that’s fertile ground for them. What would it be like if you didn’t define yourself? What’s so good about defining yourself at all? Why not just live according to spirit and be what you are? This is all there really is to life. being what you are and not having to be anything in particular. which includes the thoughts and beliefs that are prevalent in that world. there’s no such thing as fear because fear is only existent in human consciousness. but some are more receptive to negative beliefs. optimistic thoughts.28
HOW DOES ONE DO THAT? By giving up the illusion that one needs to define oneself in any way. they fly around in the air. Human consciousness is limited to what happens in the third dimensional physical world. In other words. or fear. A reality in which you go far beyond beliefs or anything else that’s prevalent on this planet. Beliefs are contagious. not as in trying to control your mind. DO YOU MEAN THERE’S A CONSCIOUSNESS THE SUPERCEDES HUMANITY? Of course. In positive reality. They have no real connection with any one being. most people are receptive to beliefs of one kind or another. for instance. It really is as simple as thinking kind.
Start living your life today as if you’re free to be free of belief. Arrogance also keeps people disconnected from the rest of the human race. They block innovative ideas from coming through. It’s a much freer form of being. it’s because they’re arrogant. AM I FREE TO DO THAT TODAY? Yes. and you’ll notice changes happening for you. Existence is merely what it is. You fail to transcend human consciousness. Until one day. You decide to let go of anything that feels like it’s controlling you irrationally in some way. consciousness has no need to believe in anything. wants for you. often fearing anything new or unusual. which was something far beyond belief. Beliefs are merely a human preoccupation. WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE LIVE BEYOND BELIEFS? Often.29 HOW DOES ONE LIVE IN THAT CONSCIOUSNESS INSTEAD OF THE WORLD OF BELIEFS AND FEAR? You simply decide that beliefs no longer have power over you. and even afraid of one’s own higher wisdom. You decide to be what you were when you came here. They begin waking up to their arrogance and go beyond the illusion. and then do it. once you decide not to be controlled by beliefs of any kind. They think they know what’s right for themselves – better than their spirit knows. If you allow arrogance to keep you from yourself. You need only to decide that you can do it. your soul. choosing instead to go on believing you can handle this place on your own. separated from all of existence. IS SOURCE FREE FROM BELIEFS? Yes. Arrogance keeps people trapped in past ways of thinking. you never learn what your soul wants you to learn. and there’s no need to put labels or thoughts on it. the belief that to survive we must be “really smart”. You’ll notice that beliefs no longer control you. you can do it anytime you want. You’ll realize what the energy deep inside you. yet knowing deep down that they know very little. WHAT KIND OF CHANGES? Your awareness will immediately shift. WHAT CAUSES PEOPLE TO BE SO ARROGANT? Arrogance stems from the need for survival. And you’ll begin doing your life in ways that bring you much more satisfaction. You’ll see yourself as a more expanded being. You don’t have to be a realized master to live free of beliefs. You energy is freed up considerably.
. They attach themselves to the belief that they’re smart enough to live without higher guidance. At all other levels of reality. they give up the illusion and begin to see through their arrogance to the place where the human self doesn’t exist. They go on living as if they knew everything.
because beliefs need arrogant attitudes to protect themselves from expanded possibilities. but in a limiting human context. Arrogance limits you to a small world of illusion inside your head. We’re usually afraid to consider anything outside of our current belief system. humility opens us to all that life has to give us. HOW DOES ONE TRANSCEND ARROGANCE? One learns humility. Not in an expanded context. While arrogance keeps us trapped in the past. There’s no room in arrogance for consideration of higher consciousness. But you learn that you need hold onto none of it. humility opens the door to the entire universe and all its information. waiting until you’re humble enough to discover it. you begin to see yourself as the ultimate source of all information. as the light being you are. It belongs to a small world. when there’s so much happening beyond human awareness? You must open to your complete awareness and transcend the limitation of arrogance. HOW DOES HUMILITY LEAD US TO THE TRUTH? While arrogance is limited to what’s in one’s mind. When you close yourself off from your higher self. You let go of the need to be right about anything. There are very few answers of any real importance in this world. and take credit for none of it.30 HOW DOES ARROGANCE KEEP US ISOLATED? When we believe we have all the answers. that everything you’ve believed may be either untrue or limiting. Humility opens you to all that is. simply knowing what you need to know each moment. we close ourselves off from new input. Strong belief systems and arrogance are often very connected. when you need to see it. through humility. HOW IS ARROGANCE PART OF THE WORLD OF ILLUSION? Arrogance can never see the light of expanded consciousness. You see. How can any human being know everything. Humility is the opposite of arrogance. because what’s real is always there for you. Humility allows us to expand our consciousness and become witness to greater and greater versions of reality.
. You learn to see everything. We stay trapped in our own small world of limitation. because it’s a world based on past beliefs.
This is how arrogance limits our reality. We think we know what we need to know. we may forget it. to be shared with others. and then take
. But it’s really useless. Or we may get it wrong the next time because it may not appropriate to know it in that later moment. Mind can never tell you anything appropriate about what’s happening right now. because it’s about the past. Do you see the distinction here? If your memory tells you what it thinks you need to know. But our memory only tells us what it thinks we need to know. if you believe you can know whatever the universe wants you to know. HOW CAN I DEPEND ON “OTHER THAN MIND” TO GUIDE ME? When you follow your spirit. We often see or learn something and think it’s ours to keep. You need only to reach a place where you can hear or feel this deeper part of yourself. you open yourself to the entire universe of information. Wisdom isn’t personal. Wisdom is to be shared and never horded. you’re limited to what’s stored in it. memory doesn’t serve us as we think it does. What a silly thought this is! Yet many people act as if it’s their truth. It’s always universal. It’s universal. a real grab bag. we serve memory. The mind knows only its own past. If we try to file anything away for future knowing. each is here to share what they’re given with all others. not because we’re the only one that can know it. But knowledge isn’t to be claimed and filed away like a possession of some kind. and act from a place of “non-doing”. Depending on what’s in your mind to accurately inform you about present circumstances is at best a random occurrence. of course. Actually. except as it may happen to relate to something from the past. On the other hand. It keeps us trapped in the information that’s already in the mind. IS MIND ALWAYS ABOUT THE PAST? Yes. We horde the information in the mind as if it’s so important. No one is alone here. Your spirit knows what you need to do. you act from the deeper place where all the universe is connected in a magical dance of energy. We block all that could come to us from all the universe. DO YOU MEAN OUR MEMORIES ARE INACCURATE? Yes.31
Chapter 6: Following Spirit
CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW KNOWLEDGE IS UNIVERSAL? Yes. We tap into universal consciousness and learn something that’s floating about.
IS THIS WHAT YOU MEAN BY NOT TAKING ACTION UNTIL IT’S TIME? Yes. rather than knowing that it will happen “now” when you take action. it comes from following spirit and doing what you’re really here to do. however it does. or start a new line of work. isn’t a product of thinking or doing. You and your spirit are one. all the things of the third dimensional world which people usually follow. If you were to truly follow spirit. because minds can’t know what the soul wants for you. and still be productive. You may sense that something new is coming for you to do. and act from a place of inner knowing. This is the simple way to live one’s life. You’ll know the difference between lower thoughts of the mind and higher inspiration of spirit. you take action immediately without questioning the Source. You would stop trying to think your way through life and do what spirit wanted. HOW CAN I LEARN TO ACT FROM TRUE KNOWING? Sense your body and see what it has to tell you.32 appropriate action.
. and it’s infinitely more effective and. Let your impulses to act come from deep in your body. or meet someone new. It can become very easy. Effectiveness. Feel them in your gut. or your awareness. Then. You can be here and no nothing at all. WHAT IF THE WRONG THINGS COME INTO MY MIND? The mind may have in it the wrong things. and not until then. But when you’re really in touch with your higher self. Maybe you’re to move to a new place. you need only to allow it to speak to you. You sit and you listen and you act when you feel the impulse to act coming from deeply inside you. because they’re so caught up in the trappings of the world. much more enjoyable. See what your body has to say to you. from the perspective of what your higher self really wants for you. or in your heart. If you act too soon. each moment. you’re acting from a place of wishing or wanting something to happen. and act only from that place. Don’t go on what the mind thinks. ultimately. There’s really nothing you HAVE to do here. or productivity. You just do what comes into your mind. HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I’M FOLLOWING SPIRIT? You know because you stop trying to think of things to do. Minds can easily delude us. You stop taking action just to be doing something. the wrong things will stop coming to you. HOW DOES ONE BEGIN TO LEARN TO FOLLOW SPIRIT? You stop following fears and delusions. but it’s not quite the right timing. really. you would never do anything wrong. You need to wait until the impulse to act comes from that place of deep inner knowing. You’ll learn to do what the higher part wants you to do.
The impulse will come rather quickly once you give up the need to act in any particular way. The soul is your source to higher consciousness. When you get it. one which comes from spirit. You need only cultivate this ability and then your mind will be happy to quiet down and let the soul speak to you. Everything works much better if we let them be in their true position. Or you may know instantly what to do next. The mind doesn’t really want to be in control of things it knows nothing about. These are not good reasons to the soul. IF I WAIT UNTIL MY MIND IS QUIET BEFORE I ACT. Sitting and relaxing can bring about an instant state of awareness. You’re acting from a nervous energy which you believe you must express somehow. if necessary. Its message to take action of any kind comes from deep within you. HOW DO WE DO THAT? You begin by sitting and waiting for what feels like an authentic impulse to act. we attract the mind’s fears. You must learn to discern between the mind’s thoughts and the wisdom of the soul. Or impress someone. Or make lots of money and be outwardly happy. then act.
. they will begin to quiet down. you can learn to wait until you receive the bodily impulse to act. for this is where fear lives. You’re here to learn by not doing anything from a place of need or compulsion. It goes on like this until you learn to trust your impulses more and more and act from that place of knowing. Perhaps you want to be successful in the world. We’ve just put them in a position of needing to try to be in control. WON’T I BE WAITING FOREVER? Not necessarily. Nondoing is when you decide what to do by not doing anything. Never trust the mind’s thoughts solely. Next. WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T WAIT TO ACT? If you take action from a hasty impulse – usually one which comes from the mind – you’re not doing what your soul wants. so it will encourage you to act only from the place of inner knowing. Nothing really needs to happen in this world. you act. as long as we’re willing to listen to them. you sit and wait for another impulse to act. You’re reverting back to doing what the mind “thinks” it wants. Once we stop listening to them. once you’ve done the first thing.33 WHY CAN’T OUR MINDS TELL US WHAT TO DO? Minds will tell us everything they want. or Source. Eventually. HOW DOES THE “NEED” TO ACT CONTROL US? The need to act keeps us doing everything for the wrong reasons. and allow them to go about their business. The soul wants you to be happy on a deeper level. and seek deeper answers elsewhere. WHAT IS THE VALUE OF “NON-DOING”? When we feel as if we must act in some way. It can be tricky to learn.
though sometimes the mind and ego may believe it’s frightening.
. You need to relearn how to get in touch with yourself on a deep level where you can tell the difference.34 Sit and wait for the answers and follow that guidance immediately. The soul will never tell you to do anything dangerous or frightening. as long as it’s something that won’t put you in peril in any way.
It means non-doing in terms of not doing anything you “think” you should do. It means you sit and wait for the impulse to act and then act. Minds are supposed to do ordinary. and inner wisdom can never be known by the mind. Minds can never know on the higher level what’s right for us. We began asking them to do things for which they were never designed. or the culture’s idea. You take someone else’s idea of what’s right. The mind alone can never know what the body or soul wants. HOW CAN I TELL WHEN I’M ACTING FROM THE RIGHT PLACE? First. Your inner wisdom has the answers. because they’re constantly listening to and observing the physical world. That role
. Minds aren’t supposed to be smart in the higher sense. When you act from anywhere other than the soul. or happenstance. Non-doing means giving yourself the chance to know what to do – before you act. or something other than your soul’s expanded point-of-view. IF OUR MINDS WERE “SMARTER”. When you act from the wrong place. Minds are often confused about what’s right. daily tasks. you must let go of the need to do anything. when we stopped trusting ourselves to know on the soul level. or delusion. you’re acting out of fear. that’s their true role. It doesn’t mean you never doing anything at all. it’s their job to observe and comment on it. Rather than acting from your own place of knowing. WOULD WE KNOW OURSELVES BETTER? No.if you quiet your mind and allow them to come. They’re supposed to know how to get us through the day. You’ll know your body wants you to be doing something else. They were intended to help us get through the days. Answers and soul impulses are inside you. They belong to that world. most just don’t wait quietly and allow them to surface. This is their role. Minds were never intended to do the things we ask them to do. you feel discomfort of some kind in your body. They’re basically the working part of our nervous system.35
Chapter 7: The Language of the Soul
WHAT IF I CAN’T GET THE ANSWERS I NEED FROM MY SOUL? You’ll get answers . doing all the little necessities of life. SO THE RATIONAL MIND CAN’T KNOW BEST FOR US? Exactly. They’re inside everyone. no matter how secure or practical your action may seem to the rational mind. you give up your power to decide what’s right for you.
The mind tells you to do things which put you at risk. because it thinks you may “need” to have such an experience. This means it’s not vibrant. it’s but a product of past events. for the physical world is an outgrowth of past thoughts and past conditions. It’s not part of what’s really happening in the present moment. you’re following the wrong impulses. WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKS TO US. It has your overwhelming desires in mind. forms of self-expression. They’re impulses which come from fear or delusion about how things are manifesting in the world. WHAT SHOULD WE DO? Take action immediately. Minds have to stay basically in the past. WHAT’S THE LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL? Impulses. all those things which the mind thinks it knows but really has no knowledge of at all. as long as you’re not doing anything which may put you physically at risk in some way. This inspiration to act will have a definite influence over what plays out in your future. no matter how impractical that action may seem. you can’t affect third dimensional reality because it’s already over by the time you notice it. for all thoughts are references to the past. bodily sensations. hunches. Minds can never learn what the soul knows. Don’t question what you’re doing. When you follow your soul. it’s not alive. it’s too late to have any real influence over anything. The game is over once action occurs on the third dimensional playing field. the reality which includes everything happening at once. whatever one chooses to call it. on the level where manifestation originates. It doesn’t have your real practical needs in mind. and it’s the part that should be guiding our lives. the mind really doesn’t have your true security in mind at all.36 belongs to the soul. creativity. It has your fears in mind. finished impulses. The soul never does this. because they don’t speak the same language. This part of us is real. because they’re dead. WHY DOES THE MIND WORK THIS WAY? The mind is trapped in a reality in which nothing happens that isn’t mandated by the third dimensional physical world. That is. awareness. feelings. you act from a place which knows what you really need to manifest in your life. inner knowing.
. Once you respond only to physical reality. Minds can’t go to the place where all information is available to us every moment. So. rather than from your alive and vibrant spirit. Mind are trained to do things linearly. it can never know feelings or hunches or all those other things. they have no concept of universal reality. this means living in the past. The mind knows thoughts and only thoughts. DO YOU MEAN PHYSICAL REALITY IS ONLY AN ILLUSION? Yes. the inner self. It has your judgments in mind. Essentially. spirit. you see. When you follow your past and let the mind determine how you shall act.
ARE YOU SAYING MOST PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS AT WAR IN SOME WAYS? Yes! Most people fight with each other on some level constantly. we need only to learn to listen to it and wait for it to give us peace. there is no future. Life would take on the image of a dance. IS THIS WHAT LIVING INTUITIVELY IS ALL ABOUT? Yes. it’s following your intuition to everything that really needs to happen for you. again out of fear or delusion. or whatever. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? The mind has been a good salesman. or take a walk. Even if you don’t think you’re doing anything at all. making all the wrong decisions and doing all the wrong things based on the wrong information. something will happen next. HOW WOULD OUR LIVES CHANGE IF THE MIND DID ONLY ITS WORK? Your lives would work very smoothly. you’re still going from thing to thing. Minds can never know peace. Life would be far different. We let ourselves receive what the soul wants for us. No one would do anything based on what they thought they should do. You would go from task to task knowing that it was exactly right for you to be doing in that moment. or they won’t know how to live their lives. something that will take place based on your soul’s impulses today. Impulses and intuition have been given a bad name in this mind-oriented world.37 IS THERE SUCH A THING AS “THE FUTURE”? In one context. Impulsive living is not what most people think. or because someone told them to do it. HOW DO WE ACHIEVE PEACE? We don’t achieve peace. Nothing could be further from the truth. The mind needs to pay attention to its own work and let the other parts make the major decisions. The key is that you do what you “know” you should do. It’s convinced most people that it must be in charge. We allow peace to come to us. then follow the soul’s impulses to the next thing and the next. whether it’s to write these words. Our minds want to fight for everything. The mind needs to relax and let the body and soul run the life. In another context. or chaos will result. There is only the present moment and the things you choose to do in it. competing for things they don’t even need because they think they must fight or they won’t have anything. But minds can never be satisfied. Peace comes when we’re ready to accept
. But fighting keeps us trapped in old realities. They just fight for the next thing. Most people believe they have to follow the mind. in order to facilitate that next thing in happening. etc. once we’ve “achieved” the last thing. and waiting for the next impulse to come to you. there is something to come. The soul knows peace. instead of a battle. If you act a certain way which the soul wants you to act. Most people battle their ways through life. the answer is no.
When you listen to the soul. But it really doesn’t know. Peace comes when we’re ready to have it fully in our lives. more fulfilled reality. You’ll do what you need to do. we must learn to imagine with a higher part of us which has nothing to do with the mind. Imagination is a very powerful thing. WILL I ALWAYS DO WHAT’S RIGHT? Yes. you’ll have everything you really need. THEN IT’S OKAY FOR THE MIND TO NOT KNOW WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO NEXT? The mind never knows what we’re really going to do next. The mind can only see what it thinks. and you’ll find all the peace you could ever imagine. way to live. and it can never think about what hasn’t already happened. SO THE MIND AS DEFINED THIS WAY CAN’T REALLY IMAGINE? That’s right. Minds may imagine that they can imagine. to experience what it needs. to learn how to be more of your expansive and aware self while you’re here. once you truly learn to follow your inner knowing. mind can never imagine anything. The soul is very simple. You’ll do what’s right. and much more effective. until after that thing has already happened. It may think it knows. your higher self. your psyche. Your ‘gut’ knows what you need to do. You only have to take steps to get to the place where you can accurately feel it. in order for your soul. and a lot more. because it transcends the mind. you merely do what it tells you to do in the moment. But they’re really imagining by thinking about what it might be like to imagine. and then in the next moment. You’ll do what you need to do to live a happier.
. IF I FOLLOW MY GUT FEELINGS. and so on. when you don’t listen to your soul. Humans are at peace deep inside. to see what might happen or not happen if we do or don’t do one thing or another. It may think about what it might be like if we did one thing or another. Live your life this way. It’s a very simple. The mind can only think. When you let go of the fear of not having what you want. You’ll do what’s right. Imagination gives us the chance to dream about the future. Do you see how confusing this can get.38 it. Peace is the product of letting ourselves know what the soul wants. The body and the soul know how to imagine. to help you learn more about life and how you may live here more productively. Peace is the true nature of the inner self. CAN OUR MINDS EVER IMAGINE WHAT WE REALLY NEED? No. you’ll do what’s right on the deeper level. but it doesn’t know.
Love and universal energy are really the same thing.
. DID RUMI MEAN THAT WE ARE ALL EXPANDED BEINGS? Yes. love is really a way to sense one’s body and to learn about oneself. Any time one feels both human love and universal love at the same time. He meant that universal love comes to all who expect to have it. In these terms. This kind of love can be used for feeling the energies of the body. You can learn to release energies that aren’t needed.40
Chapter 8: What Is Love?
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF REAL LOVE? Love is intended to be a way to connect oneself with the universe. This is the kind of love we call “universal” or “unconditional” love. this is love which transcends all aspects of human reality. one is in full contact with the universe. terms. That there’s no way to avoid having love. by feeling the body deeply and letting love – powerful energy that it is – carry them out of the body. Human love is dependent upon personal likes and dislikes. but it’s not the love which one speaks of in expanded. this is the higher use of love. Love can also come from outside the body. things that can’t be determined on a cosmic level. or from the Source of all-that-is. Human energy is fine by itself. You use the energy of love. the love that Rumi and other mystics have written about. but not only in the body. as a way of feeling your body and your soul. or cosmic. Most people feel human love and ignore the greater possibilities. ARE YOU SAYING MOST PEOPLE SEE LOVE AS SOMETHING IT ISN’T? Most people see love as less than it is. BUT DOESN’T LOVE ORIGINATE INSIDE US? Love is inside the body. if one lets all the love possible come to them easily. one who can accurately sense both the body and the higher self. In a sense. It comes from the universe. exactly. Expanded love. SO IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO FEEL “ONLY” HUMAN LOVE? Not if you want to be a complete being. whether that energy comes to you through another person or directly from the universe. You can’t avoid love unless you try to not have it.
and it usually eludes them. just to validate your ill-gotten beliefs. it won’t be worth having. it comes back to not feeling worthy. If they would only relax. and let the universe give you all that it can give you. because it would be right there for them. WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE IF PEOPLE LET THEMSELVES HAVE ALL THEY NEED? It would be magnificent! People would simply allow themselves to be who they are. WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? I mean that most people are confused about the need to work hard to have anything of value. you need only to relax and let it come to you. You don’t need to attract anyone in particular to you. They think that if something comes easily to them. and the very work itself keeps them from sensing their real needs and having them met by the loving universe. including love. Self-esteem issues are at the basis of most unhappiness. But people are taught at an early age that they can’t easily have what they want. You need only to know that you’re worthy of having love. If people could only realize how beautiful they are. you try to not have it. The key is that you allow yourself to receive love when it comes to you. Most people work really hard at having anything. you don’t need to go anywhere to have love. So they try really hard to have it. WHY DO WE BLOCK LOVE FROM COMING TO US? Again. your natural state is love. They wouldn’t go anywhere in search of anything. WHY DON’T WE JUST HAVE WHAT WE NEED WITHOUT TRYING? You can. and this belief keeps you from having love. To have all the love you could ever need. You must try really hard. Because there’s this image in most people’s minds that if love were so easy to have. DO YOU MEAN WE MAY THINK WE DON’T DESERVE LOVE? Yes. and
. People are very strange creatures in this regard. that they have to work hard for it. with love. life wouldn’t be worth living. For instance. wherever they are. all that they need would be right there in front of them. They work hard for most things they don’t need. it is love itself. HOW DOES ONE RECEIVE ALL ONE NEEDS FROM THE UNIVERSE? Simply relax and let it come to you. But usually people believe they can’t have it. in order to not have something your universe makes readily available. they don’t value it.41 SO LOVE IS AVAILABLE TO US WITHOUT TRYING? Yes. and downplay what they’re given. When you believe you don’t deserve something. Isn’t that silly? Most people find that if they’re given something. WHAT ARE PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR SO MUCH? Generally.
DOES LIGHT MEAN THE SAME THING AS LOVE? Yes. But when you begin opening to the possibility that you’re much more than a physical being. You can’t deny yourself having all the light of awareness you need to live beautiful. You think you don’t exist on other planes.
. You can have everything you need. Light is a way of seeing the universe. It comes to all who want it. BUT WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP THIS? First. or for the energy that runs all creation. As I said before. You come here as light. just like love. and you can enjoy it as much as possible. Your soul knows when you’re unhappy. People notice this change in you. too. there will be confusion. the more people want to experience it. You can stop believing you’re an inferior being. Until then. You leave here as light. love is another word for light. you fall into the trap of believing you’re just this physical being. you’re in touch with the light of creation. because you can’t see them. This is who you are: You’re a light being whose light is shining brightly. When you feel a state of love. You can let Source give you the essence of universal love. they want to be light. You can have all the love your universe can give you. this world would be a very beautiful place. and it tries to give you what you need. You’re feeling your own connection with the all-that-is. This is how each of you can teach all the others about light and love. people deny themselves having light and knowledge and love because they don’t think they deserve them. light comes to you when you ask for it. Color is actually a very powerful medium. as light or color. so they can justify themselves in feeling poorly about themselves. Isn’t that silly? YES. SO LIGHT COMES TO ALL WHO ASK FOR IT? Yes. WHO AM I REALLY? You are light. Light makes everything happen. Yes. As people notice. And you don’t need to do anything to deserve it. exalted lives – unless you try to deny yourself. and all other creation. you can stop thinking you’re not worthy of having anything you need. your light begins coming through. It really all begins with seeing yourself for who you are. competition. The more your light shines through. The sensation of love comes to individuals to let them know they’re in the light. unhappiness. They actually cause the disenchantment by not having what they believe they can never have. This is where the rub happens. which comes from not having what you think you should have allowed yourself to have. on some level. But most people block themselves from receiving it. and lots of regret. even if you don’t notice it in yourself.42 stop trying so hard to have what they think they can’t easily have. you’re a being of light. In between. You are a grand and glorious being who is fully capable of having all that you need.
Yet. ARE YOU SAYING THE EGO THINK IT MAKES THE WORLD HAPPEN? Yes. and the sooner you realize this. so that it feels all powerful. As if one shouldn’t be here at all. But it’s not powerful at all. it’s only happened.43
Chapter 9: Low Self-Esteem & High Egos
WHERE DOES LOW SELF-ESTEEM GET ITS ROOTS? Low self-esteem comes from a misperception that one shouldn’t be in human form. It believes it must feel powerful in order to justify its own existence. the ego wants to be in charge. nor to leave here before one can become more awake. when of course it really had nothing to do with it. This place is simply what it is. Once again. They thought that because this was a harsh place to live. People often believe they’re being punished when they’re not. the sooner you’ll discover yourself and get on with your real growth. they’ve done nothing to cause this thing to happen. the ego thinks the entire world revolves around it. Most of the time. but has been subjected to this place in order to learn lessons of some kind. Do you see how this belief in cause-and-effect can lead one to the conclusion that they must have done something to cause the event? Do you see how your ego plays a part in this? As mentioned previously. The ego pretends it can control events in this way. good or bad. etc. When many people come here. it’s with the idea that they’re being punished in some way by being here. So it “pretends” it caused the event to happen. one is simply living one’s life when something that appears “bad” may happen to them. there’s no need to feel mistreated.
. HOW WOULD SUCH AN IDEA ORIGINATE? This belief got its start in the first beings who became conscious here. and it can never control the events of this world. People make it difficult by believing that it needs to be. when you get rid of the ego you dissolve all belief that you’re causing anything to happen. it meant they’d been sentenced to it for something they did wrong. BUT WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO LIVE HERE? It doesn’t have to be. But this isn’t the case at all. There is this misperception that this life isn’t as worthy as angelic life. The ego is never in charge of your life.
If you decide that you’re free of karma. if you don’t believe in karma. Yet. and let things be as they will. that you never again need to deal with it. This is not just about the concept of karma. while at the same time letting it happen at its own pace. the soul grows when you let it grow. There’s nothing to do. A Buddhist may believe in it. then it’s part of human creation. like everything else. it’s another part of the illusion of this place. very much so. is an illusion made manifest by some people’s belief in it. CAN ONE STILL BREAK FREE OF IT? Sure. DOES BELIEF IN KARMA FORM PEOPLE’S ACTIONS? Yes. BUT IF I DON’T FOCUS ON GROWING. Belief systems of any kind will generally have great influence on people’s actions. For instance. You need to let go of holding onto beliefs about how things should be. It’s only real when they choose to believe in it. once you stop thinking about how it should happen. of course. such as if your religion makes no mention of it.44 DOES OUR SOUL GROW BECAUSE WE EXPECT OR DEMAND IT? No. You’ll do whatever you want with little fear or regret related to karma. So they go on “undeserving themselves into karmic misery”. Karma is not a given here. If it’s “real” one place on the planet and not “real” another place. However one believes pretty much determines what’s real for them. All will happen in its own time. IF ONE BELIEVES IN KARMA. another manmade illusion. then you don’t do your life as if karma will have any influence. then you
. stop believing in it. Karma is a manmade phenomenon. It may seem real for those who believe in it. KARMA IS ALSO ILLUSION? Sure. You just need to stop impeding this growth with your thoughts and actions. So karma. it is good to focus on your body’s needs and learn what it’s like to be as fully conscious of your growth as possible. It becomes just another reason to feel badly about themselves. and that makes it an illusion. karma isn’t part of their belief system. Growth is a relatively easy thing. But for much of the world. or lifetimes. What people don't usually recognize is that they can choose to not have karma if they want. You don’t even have to think about growth for it to be happening on the soul level. Your expectations have nothing to do with it. HOW DOES THE IDEA OF “KARMA” PLAY INTO LOW SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES? Karma is a belief system. You don’t have to control anything for it to happen according to the natural flow of the universe. like so many other things here. A Christian may not. People who believe in karma often believe they don’t deserve to be free of karma they’ve built up over the years. You can focus on allowing the process to continue naturally. HOW WILL I KNOW I AM? The point is to let go of the control of thinking you know how the growth process should be happening. Your beliefs determine how you act.
It keeps you cut off from those who may be able to help you. another tool caused by fear and the belief that to be safe. then you have to start all over again to learn what’s really important. except back into the mind and all its trappings. to help them see that they can make a difference in their lives. It’s another belief system. I said know. You may think you can control your life. you must become aware of the tremendous power of the thought process. Control also keeps you trapped in your own limited consciousness. apart from universal wisdom. of how you determine your future by your beliefs today. Just as if you let the belief in karma affect your life. that won’t necessarily eliminate it. You can decide to not believe in anything and it will disappear out of your life. To do this. You can become free of karma or anything else by knowing that it’s not part of your life. But if you decide for certain that you don’t want it. except with more effort. based on fear that if you don’t have something. you will notice that control
. Will-power gets you only as far as yourself. I CAN JUST STOP BELIEVING IN IT? Yes. There’s no way to control anything here. what really exists beyond the belief that you’re a separate and independent being here. IF WILL-POWER DOESN’T EXIST. HOW IS ONE TO CONTROL ONE’S LIFE? You can’t control your life. DO YOU MEAN THAT WILL-POWER ISN’T GOOD? I mean that will-power doesn’t exist in true reality. and you create for yourself an entire life that’s free of it. Willing something out of your life is still part of the thought process. Control is. You can become karma-free by believing you’re karma-free. it doesn’t exist for awakened beings. It’s a tool used by those who are trying to discover themselves. If you stop believing that anything can be controlled. and you just think about not having it. People who believe in absolute control usually aren’t much fun to be around. Effort doesn’t get one anyplace. you can be controlled by the idea of being in control. then it will disappear from your life. but you must be sincere about it. You never could. CAN I “WILL” ANYTHING OUT OF MY LIFE? I didn’t say will. If you decide you don’t want something in your life. Willing is the same as thinking. in effect. DO YOU MEAN IF I DON’T WANT SOMETHING. but you can’t. you won’t be okay. You must let go of the idea that you can control your life before spirit can reach you and help you. one must not let others into one’s life. and you must decide for yourself how to manage without it.45 are free of it. HOW CAN I STOP TRYING TO CONTROL MY LIFE? You must stop thinking you can control anything. Will-power is another illusion. But ultimately it’s still buying into the illusion that one must be in absolute control of one’s life.
They can’t deal with feeling like they’re not in control so they lose their bearings in this uncontrollable world. Safety is also an illusion. You may come to an end tomorrow. You can do anything at all. You can do anything you want to control any aspect of life. or security. You can’t know any of this. Trying to guarantee your future is as fruitless as trying to predict how many stars there are in the sky. You can be what you are all the time. You can never guarantee anything. Safety is an illusion that’s so far from obtainable that it’s a colossal waste of time to even think about it. Safety. it may not. Problem is. Who knows what may happen next for anyone? No one knows. If humans could learn that they don’t need to be in control. You must let go of control and let everything happen when and how it does. HOW CAN WE BE SAFE? No one can ever be safe. and you’ll still be at the mercy of cosmic forces. It comes and it goes. You go and do what you do here. You’re here now and then you’re no longer here. You can never guarantee your safety. plays no part in your life. something may happen which makes them feel out-of-control. Do you see how this is such a big issue for most people here? BUT IF WE’RE NOT IN CONTROL. You can’t control time and you can’t control outcome. It’s better to let go and let reality come to you as it does. Safety comes only when the universal force ensures it. In its place will arise the realization that all vibrates here to a universal force of some kind.46 and the need for it will vanish. and they lose their imagined sense of balance. it’s still only illusionary on their part. whether you’re here in human form or not. not when you think you know how to have it. Remember how much you once tried to control your life? How you were afraid to deal with things or people or places which were threatening to you for one reason or another? Remember how you made what you thought were mistakes because
. BUT AM I NOT MORE SECURE IF I CONTROL CERTAIN FACTORS IN MY LIFE? Nope. and then it’s only as effective as they believe it to be. whether you believe in the need for some kind of imagined security or not. a force which assures that everything will happen in and of its own time. or grains of sand on all the beaches in the cosmos. WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO THINK THEY’RE IN CONTROL? Control is only effective for those who think they’re in control. It may happen. which is another way of saying “control”. nothing can threaten your true essence. they’d free up great amounts of energy which could be used for far better pursuits. and you’re still not going to guarantee your safe existence. But you have nothing to fear. HOW ARE WE TO LIVE HERE IF WE’RE UNSAFE? Human reality is an unpredictable thing. Yet. WHY THEN DON’T WE STOP TRYING TO BE IN CONTROL? Because most people are afraid to live out-of-control lives. and there’s no reason to try.
Remember. and we’ve quit pretending there is. You’re really free to make any “mistakes” you want here. SO A SPIRITUAL LIFE IS A CONTROL-FREE LIFE? Yes. It goes way beyond the idea that anything is in control of
. But yet again. Most people settle for fairly boring lives. it’s only because that’s what the human-thought-created world mandated. in terms of human control. On the spiritual level of reality. Your spirit. They settle for a relatively challenge-free existence in the belief that it’s safer than doing potentially risky things. we know nothing bad can really happen. so they believe it. Others tell them it is. Of course. Since time and control aren’t real. time doesn’t really exist beyond the human plane. and the only way to do that is to stop trying to control anything. It wants you to see yourself for who you are. or essential self. even though these things may bring them great satisfaction. and then quit doing those things so you wouldn’t make the same mistake again? These were all incidents in which you believed that bad. But control had nothing to do with these occurrences. You can do whatever you want here. without being in control. Do you see what I mean? YES. there’s no such thing as control. without worrying about something “bad” happening. or to control your outcome at all. things happened to you because you were out-ofcontrol. IS OUR HIGHER SELF A RISK-TAKER? You bet it is. Wrong is not a real concept. BUT STILL. so we take risks constantly. It’s not because you did anything “wrong” at all. On this level. If something other than what you may have wished for happens. takes risks all the time. in the name of control. They think controlling things will keep them safe. Spirit wants you to learn that it’s impossible to live a controlled life. or the belief in control. your spirit may even head you down blind alleys just to see what may happen. you don’t need to be in a hurry to do anything. by finding new and enlightening ways to live. so you can waste any of it you want. BUT DIDN’T THOSE THINGS AT LEAST WASTE MY TIME? No. and they think it’s working if nothing really bad happens to them. we only judge outcomes as good or bad depending on our prior notion of how things should be. The amount of joy in one’s life is usually equivalent to the amount of risk one takes. the idea of control isn’t really an accurate way to see existence. They keep making the same efforts to control things. Taking risks definitely takes one out of the realm of control. or non-productive. you don’t really “waste” any time here at all.47 you weren’t in control. even though it may seem that way on the third dimensional plane. instead of taking risks that could bring them great joy. there is a great force “in control” of everything. If you let it. They think control is a good thing. Spirit wants you to discover how magical existence really is. I’M WONDERING HOW PEOPLE FALL INTO THE TRAP OF BELIEVING THEY NEED TO BE IN CONTROL? Basically they don’t know any better.
once again.48 anything else.
. a product of human imagination. You see. the very concept of control is.
That is a far limiting reality. Do you understand? YES. BUT ISN’T THE UNIVERSE ONE REALITY ON SOME LEVEL? Yes. one must stop at a place where the mind can understand it. this universe is an illusion created to help the mind understand its own reality. Any time one endeavors to see the entire universe. There’s so much more to existence than you can realize here that this world would never satisfy you. The mind is only capable of seeing pieces of the universe. Your universe as a sort of boxlike reality bounded by stars and planets and invisible space and ending who-knows-where. Or go so far beyond this place that the mind will give up and let you have whatever experience you have. Black and white mixed together would just seem like a big mix of color of some kind. If you could see everything. it is. Unless you’re clear about which is which. Black is black. you can expand your consciousness and live relatively free and expressive lives here. You can imagine any aspect of reality you want as being the real reality. The true universe as we refer to it is really an enormous compilation of many realities. Yet. But sometimes black can be white and white can be black. but let’s look at it for a moment. Your mind can only see what you perceive to be reality. your human mind can become quite confused. But anytime you shorten the imagination by believing one universe is everything.49
Chapter 10: The Limitless Soul
HOW DOES THE UNIVERSE FUNCTION? Well. and white is white. in terms of the all-that-is. First. you break down the entire process to the point where it no longer makes sense. this is a rather large question. then to experience an unlimited reality and see the difference. so you have to settle for these little glimpses for as long as you’re attached to human reality. It’s as if you can’t know what black is without seeing white. even when
. yet it’s such a big thing that the mind can never understand it. WHY DO WE CHOOSE TO LIVE IN A LIMITED REALITY? To experience all that you can experience in limitation. which is really an enormously large proposition. isn’t what people see it as being. as we’ve said before. WHY AREN’T PEOPLE CAPABLE OF SEEING MORE? Humans are designed to function within this particular reality in which you find yourselves. as long as you believe it is. etc. the universe. you’d have no interest in staying in this limited world. but you’d have no context in which to view either.
This might get you in trouble with some people. starting and stopping simultaneously. The soul is limitless and indefinable. there would still be people around you who believe in a past. Most have to get really tired of limited living before they can move into limitless reality. HOW CAN LIMITLESS LIVING OCCUR? It occurs within a frame of reference in which past is something that only occurs in third dimensional worlds. ONCE I HAVE THAT APPRECIATION. defining and redefining. and this is very difficult to do while one is in human form. but you need to allow it to happen. HOW DOES THE SOUL EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING AT ONCE? By being everything at once. Everything ends and begins. It’s actually a bit confusing to explain until one sees it for oneself. and never looking back because the soul doesn’t know how to look back. life as you know it on this planet is full of cause-and-effect reality. The mind thinks everything has to have a beginning and an end. Otherwise. You could live your life each moment. Your soul is always on the move. or linear existence. Your soul can experience everything in the universe at one time. It’s just the way the soul experiences things and grows. in the context that there was nothing that went before. by experiencing all that’s available and making a choice to experience more when it’s ready. you’d no longer have one. It has no conception of the past. therefore. But you don’t have to pay much attention to them. such as yours. seeking. CAN I BE DONE WITH LIMITATION? Yes. it goes everywhere and does everything. All physical realities such as that on earth exist to give you. as the soul. since it understands only linear reality. there is no beginning and no end. Beginnings and endings are on top of each other.
. Past occurs because people believe in it. By expressing itself as if there’s no such thing as reality. but you wouldn’t have to believe in it. There’s no beginning and no end. giving and receiving love and light. By living in a reality which includes all experience. If you stopped believing in a past today. But that’s not the way the real universe functions at all. it can’t even see it. that’s all. everything happens at once. Past is limited to belief systems in which there is cause and effect. the chance to experience limited realities. and certainly not any one reality that defines everything. but most people don’t do it easily.50 it envisions an unlimited universe. The mind sees only beginnings and endings. you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation of the wonder of limitless living. who insist that the past is real. All that’s ever happened is happening right now. IF THERE’S NO PAST. looking. You can never define what the soul is doing or being. This is so that when you leave this reality. Sure. In limitless living. HOW CAN EVERYTHING HAPPEN AT ONCE? This is one of those concepts which the mind can’t grasp. It just happens. The soul only moves forward. Everything is happening all the time. It’s just the soul.
IS THE MIND LIMITED TO THIS REALITY TO KEEP ITSELF SAFE? Yes. it thinks that all it sees or knows is all there is. of course not. In that role. and told you that you would die if it didn’t keep you alive. If the mind and the ego don’t even exist. the mind created the ego to help it keep everything in check. the mind has no role in any of this. it must pretend that this reality is all there is. This is why it tries to keep such a tight reign on your life.51 DO I HAVE A BEGINNING OR ENDING? No. the mind thinks it’s the important part of you. The problem comes when we see the world through the mind’s eyes. as long as you believe it exists? YES. You became a slave to the mind and its illusions of reality. because it believes it has to do this to keep you safe. and this is the only dimension which it can ever know. Of course. The ego convinces the rest of your being that the only way to be here is to trust it and give it all your power. The ego is actually a great schemer. “Forever” leaves
. The mind is very provincial in this respect. so it has no role in a non-physical world. WHEN DID PEOPLE START SEEING REALITY THIS WAY? When the mind got control of the organism by convincing it that if it weren’t in control something bad would happen to the entire being. it’s invaluable to you. Do you see how this aspect of mind keeps you trapped in a limited reality. WHAT PART DOES THE EGO PLAY IN THIS ILLUSION? It tells you that you’re too frail or stupid or something to control your own destiny. the problem again is that the ego doesn’t go forever. Ultimately. That’s just an illusion created by the mind. functions which keep you alive each moment. It sees your body and thinks. or ego. The ego has a lot to gain by the idea that things will end someday. “this is just another part of me”. there’s no reason to control anything. You’re much more than the mind can ever see. it would become very confused. because it’s the only part that can think like it does. If you can never end. that it must be in charge if you’re to live here. AND SO THE MIND BELIEVES IT’S THE ONLY THING THAT’S REAL? Sure. the mind thinks that in order to be safe. because it knows it’s going to end when you leave here. What a very limited and judgmental creature it is! Your mind gets you into trouble when you see the world through its eyes only. and begin thinking that’s all there is to anything. to try to keep things in a perspective which it can understand. The mind is a product of physical reality. Do you see how you have feared your demise in the past? This was because the mind had control. It’s also a product of third dimensional reality. It convinces you that it knows all there is about life and that you should follow it forever. You forgot how to see all of reality because the mind blinded you from a greater vision. If it were to see unlimited reality. Your mind does perform many necessary functions for you. It wouldn’t know how to do the many things it needs to do to keep you healthy and alive. The mind likes to keep things under control by convincing us that it sees everything for us.
but what it really does is keep you confused and weak. You must access your larger scale of reality. and the ego doesn’t like this prospect. you’re killing this imagined part of you. the ego will dissolve and you won’t have to deal with its conniving again. because it’s a lot more fun and rewarding than depending on this imaginary ego to run your life for you. Being a product of the mind. the mind can tell the ego that it’s no longer needed. so it tries to prolong the illusion of the mind’s reality as long as it can.
. how stupid you are. You as the expansive being you really are must be the one to see more and tell them to leave you alone. and it knows this. It tells you all these things in the name of keeping you safe. once you’ve told the mind that you’re safe without its help. in order to keep you in its camp. it’s history. Then.52 the ego in the dust. WHY DOESN’T THE EGO SEE MORE? It can only see what the mind sees. how inept you are. It knows that once the mind is gone. etc. so it tells you how bad you are. HOW DOES THE EGO CREATE PROBLEMS FOR US? The ego tells you lots of things that aren’t true. how others will take advantage of you. It believes it’s helping you. and the mind can never see what’s not part of this physical world. It tries to keep you in slavery to its whims and opinions. Since the ego was created by the mind in theory to keep you safe. how you shouldn’t take risks. until you’re ready to discard it and live a limitless reality. The mind and the ego are in this thing together. how the visions of your higher self are false. When you decide to live ego-free. and the mind must learn to do its physical functions and stay out of your higher affairs. the ego goes no further than the mind. Both are products of the human imagination. I recommend that you explore living a limitless reality.
It’s only when a being gets tired of coming and going and begins to realize that there is something more. you’ll take with you the new perspectives you’ve gained by living here. Once you transcend human reality. you have no need to live in a box at all. Reality is really like a limitless number of boxes. All the boxes are it. Most people come and go without really learning much of value. WHY DID I CHOOSE TO BE IN THIS PARTICULAR BOX FOR NOW? You came here to learn the lessons of human consciousness regarding how to give love to others. You’re learning those lessons nicely and when it’s time to move on. most are content to ignore all of it and live their basic little lives. and how to receive more love for yourself. DO PEOPLE USUALLY LEAVE HERE WISER THAN WHEN THEY CAME? Well. This third dimensional reality will always be here. This may sound depressing. THIS AWAKENING TO ONESELF? Well. or that box is it. it can actually be pretty nice. that’s all that matters. in terms of limitless living.53
Chapter 11: Living Between the Boxes
HOW DOES LIMITLESS LIVING TRANSCEND HUMAN REALITY? Limitless living allows you to feel all of yourself. there is no beginning and ending. that one makes the necessary effort to expand beyond this place. you come to decide that the boxes aren’t where it’s at. because remember. or everywhere at once. You can be anywhere. Eventually. Since there is just
. not really. There’s no need to limit yourself to thinking that this box is it. but it’s pretty much the case. IS THIS PROCESS SPEEDING UP NOW. Since one is always growing and expanding. In spite of the glorious pontificating of some humans. This is when the limitless part becomes your true reality. It serves a purpose which will never go away. or images. not really. Most people are content to live their human lives in that box and not even think about the possibility of there being anything larger. and you exist outside the boxes. one way or another. Your reality may be only one of those boxes. You see all of reality. at least to the amount that you’re capable. you can see only that which you’re capable of seeing each moment. You can look inside any number of boxes you want. So you see there’s nothing wrong with third dimensional living. or energies. as long as one doesn’t get attached to it being the only reality. You’re everything at once. in one context. You can see all that there is to the best of your ability and decide how and where you will live in each moment.
there is a certain quickening now occurring. When you’re truly ready to move to a new reality. but mostly things go on as always on the worldly scale. others change and grow. there are shifts and adjustments. in terms of major changes to its human-derived configurations. You must be free to express yourself as you truly are. BUT AREN’T OTHERS WAKING UP FASTER? Yes. this particular aspect of now will always be here serving the souls who need this reality. only that there’s a place that serves every mind and every level of evolution. you will. HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON? It makes no sense to be where you can’t be your real self and do your real work. move on to a far less limited and more enjoyable reality. WHAT’S THE POINT OF BEING HERE? It’s to learn about yourself and grow and become your limitless being and when you’re ready.54 “now”. and limitless reality gives you that opportunity. Sure. there is more opportunity now on a global scale to awaken to one’s true reality. Yet. IF THIS WORLD IS NEVER GOING TO CHANGE. But all this will remain in effect someplace in the universe for those who choose to continue experiencing it. for space itself is really an illusion and there’s basically no “here” or “there”. That’s the purpose of life anyplace. It’s really irrelevant where such a third dimensional world exists. You change and grow. Many are waking up to themselves. You can’t stay for long in a world where you’re no longer receiving the lessons or rewards of that world. You move to where you need to be and express yourself as you need to. perhaps at a quicker pace than ever here.
. But most beings stay in this reality. coming here time after time and experiencing this reality to the best of their abilities. At least. and some of you move on to more expanded realities. this third dimensional world never really changes. because many more will always be coming here to experience this third dimensional reality than will be leaving here for good. That’s how this world’s existence will continue. those who do transcend this reality and leave it behind will always be relatively few in number. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO DO CHOOSE TO LEAVE HERE? They will simply leave and be someplace else. BUT ISN’T THIS PLACE CHANGING A LOT NOW? Actually. You will always next experience the level of reality for which you are ready. in order to be the highest form of you that you can be. The idea that this reality will end soon is a concept perpetrated by the minds of those who want to be someplace else. and may very well be some place else before long.
but it is possible. because they’re lost in hell or some other imaginary place! As long as one believes there’s somewhere worse. you might die. If you do anything your mind and ego don’t mandate. While it’s true that you’re done with many of these lessons and this planet no longer serves you in the old ways. You’re hooked. another concept in which you don’t need to believe? YES. They cling to the idea that because they’re living here. that you’ll take your chances with eternity your own way. and if you die. Again. you must realize that many choose to continue with these lessons. CAN I DO MY LIFE DIFFERENTLY WHILE I’M STILL HERE? Yes. they must be doing something right. and that the person should never do anything to rock the boat. BUT WHY DO SO MANY BELIEVE IN IT? The idea of death is another illusion that people believe keeps them safe here. For them this place is still perfect. It’s a very vicious circle. that they won’t know what they’re doing. it’s the ego and the mind conspiring to convince the person that they’re in charge. even though it may seem painful and chaotic on the human level. to be more aware. pity those poor souls who can’t be here. in order to not fall off the beaten track. Like. These are their lessons. WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN? This trick keeps one locked into old ways of seeing reality. You don’t need to die physically to begin living in new ways. You needn’t be discouraged at the thought that many others continue to come here and learn the lessons of this place. one’s ego has them convinced that they’d better be really good and follow its instructions.55 THIS SEEMS DEPRESSING THAT SO MANY SOULS CHOOSE TO REMAIN HERE. Do you understand that death is really only an illusion. and then live differently. death would be the ultimate outcome of doing something wrong. until you tell the mind and ego to get lost. you can just decide. I KNOW THAT NOW. This is a much more preferred way to live!
. You don’t need to actually leave this physical reality. it brings up the fear that they’ll be out-ofcontrol. because once one tries to do things beyond the norm. In this belief system. you’re going to hell or some other unknown frightening place. Many beings have lived more expansive lives here. in order to live differently. Most don’t.
But once you consider the bigger picture. People's experiences may be "bad" if you're concerned only with their physical circumstances. you came here to acquire the lessons of this world. Remember. the very act of living here is part of the illusion which facilitates these things in happening. or that you are imperfect in some way. You live perfectly when you realize that this life is enough. that you can be your perfect self here whenever you choose. WHAT IS PERFECT LIVING? Perfect living is being in a state in which one recognizes that they’re fully here. Therefore. just as you can live that way anyplace else that exists. to give love to all those in the expanded universe. you see that everything that's happening here is complete perfection. You can never be less than perfect. and to move on with full awareness of the existence of a greater reality. BUT AREN'T THESE EXPERIENCES OFTEN "BAD" FOR THEM? Perhaps. All is happening in exactly the perfect way. You can learn to live here to your greatest fulfillment. Yet. But your life goes better when you realize that you're perfect. you can live this illusion as well as possible. for those here to have the experiences they need. depending on how you look at it. YOU MEAN I CAN CHOOSE TO BE PERFECT RIGHT NOW? Actually. and you can't leave
. and then move on with the full satisfaction of having lived perfectly here. IF WE'RE ALL PERFECT.56
Chapter 12: Recognizing Your Perfection
WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF HUMAN LIFE? Human life is actually another illusion. you are perfect right now. you’re only here to learn how to transcend this place. their soul growth for instance. You and everyone here can choose whatever experiences they want on some level. Each being is having experiences which help him or her grow and learn what they need on higher planes of reality. There is really nothing imperfect about this world. CAN'T WE JUST CIRCUMVENT THIS PLACE AND MOVE ON TO A HIGHER PLANE? Nope. WHY IS THERE SO MUCH IMPERFECTION HERE? This is only because you "perceive" that there's imperfection in this world.
You're not done until you're done. HOW DO I DO THAT? By expressing yourself as you truly are. WHY NOT. then you haven't learned all this world has to teach you. You learn what you learn and you move on when you've really gotten it. But until one is ready to really see oneself in more expansive terms. one is pretty much stuck here. WHY IS THAT? Because. You can't leave until you've fully learned what it's like to be human.57 until you're done. and that in an "unreal" world. Only when you’re sure you’re done can you really move on to another realm. not when you "think" you've gotten it. If you’re merely frustrated with some aspect of life. TO SEE THAT ILLUSION CAN NEVER BE REAL? Yes. and until you know with complete certainty that it’s time to move on. But you don't yet have full personal clarity about that. there is still reality somewhere. this is because they haven't discovered their perfection. and deeply within the world itself. But you have to look deeply to find it.
. that is true. you’d come right back. By ignoring the illusion and doing your life the way you need to do it. they would see that they've never been anything but perfect. and if you did go there before you were ready you wouldn't know what to do. You're here until you've learned the lessons of this reality. it usually means you still need to work on that aspect somehow. from lifetime to lifetime. BUT WHAT IF I'M TIRED OF BEING HUMAN? Doesn't matter. There's nowhere to go anyway. Yes. If you're still seeing the illusions and you think they're real. Just like you. you are everything all the time. BUT SOME PEOPLE SEEM FAR FROM PERFECT HERE. If they could only ignore the illusion. this place is perfect. no matter what you may think or say. remember. deeply within yourself. the perceived imperfection. HOW LONG MIGHT THAT TAKE? Takes as long as it needs to take. You know yourself in human terms because you see yourself when you look in the mirror. They're still working on seeing through the illusion to the place where they make perfect sense. Or rather allows their own perfection to shine through. IF WE'RE EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME? Yes. This is how one discovers perfection. If you did find a way out of this place before you were ready to move on. You haven’t learned to see through all the illusions.
so they don't define you any more than anything else here does. It's the wisdom of Source. That you're ready to go beyond thought. We just use the word "lower" to describe the thoughts which are products of the illusion. ARE HUMANS A LOWER FORM OF LIFE? No. People have told you that you were bad if you had “bad” thoughts and did “bad” things. Are you ready to express yourself this way? Are you ready to be what you are. Higher knowing comes from Source. not at all. from the place of universal truth. That's exactly what you must do to recognize your perfection. That's all there is to being here. but remember there’s no hurry to get anyplace. You're still believing that if you have thoughts that seem less than loving and the like.58 BUT WHY DO I SEEM TO HAVE SUCH IMPERFECT THOUGHTS? Because you're still seeing them as imperfect. you recognize your perfection and you’ll be ready for new. You are lower. you just had your focus in the wrong place. IS THIS WHEN I’LL BE FREE TO MOVE ON TO SOMEPLACE ELSE? Yes. because you will always know what to do. that you must be a bad person. on those lower thoughts. more expansive experiences. You must let go of attachment to thinking and discover the wisdom inside you. You’ll be on your way to total recognition of your own
. you are whatever you see yourself as being. You’ll be free to be wherever you will be next. BUT IF MY THOUGHTS ARE IMPERFECT. This is training. You have no choice but to hear what others are thinking and what the world is thinking. you are higher. SO PERFECTION IS KNOWING ONE IS PERFECT? That's it. HOW CAN I KNOW I'M PERFECT? It’s likely that you're no longer trusting your thoughts to be an accurate representation of you. You can learn to recognize your perfection in the inner wisdom that comes to you from Source. and let go of the illusion? When you're ready to stop trying. conditioning of this world. those thoughts are only part of the illusion. But. You must completely let go of letting thoughts define you in any way. You have always been able to do this. remember. because you can see yourself as a higher being. You can enjoy being here for as long as you’re here. DO YOU MEAN I CAN BECOME PERFECT BY REALIZING I'M NOT JUST HUMAN? Yes. But there’s only what's going around. and do what you're here to do each moment. Then you can do anything you want. you can converse with higher consciousness. This is wisdom which comes to you from your universe. All humans have less-than-perfect thoughts. This knowing can never be compared with illusion. You will be perfect everywhere that you are and you’ll recognize that you exist everywhere at once. Human life is what you make of it. And being able to express one's perfection in all that one does here. from way beyond human reality and human thoughts.
.59 supreme being-ness. This is when you’re on the path to perfect living. and you’ll never need to look back again.
You don’t exist here in any particular form. ARE DREAMS AS REAL AS THOUGHTS? Yes. When you give up the need to see yourself as one thing or another. except that put there by you and your culture. you begin to see things as always changing. This is true for ultimate reality as well as for your limited earthly reality. You can imagine whatever you want. you can. There’s no limit on the imagination. You can become that self with commitment to ultimate truth. always malleable. All is constantly changing. We must search for everything that keeps us from the truth and eradicate those things
. You only imagine that you do. your thoughts may come to you in pictures.61
Chapter 13: Separation from the Ultimate
WHAT IS THE NATURE OF REALITY? There is no reality. dreaming happens just as much while you’re awake as it does while you’re asleep. by the way. no matter what anyone says. Reality on one plane of existence is no more real that reality on another plane. Nothing stops you except your ability to dream. WHAT IS ULTIMATE TRUTH? It is the belief that you’re part of something far greater. and completely indefinable. or what any of our own voices or fears have to say. but they’re still thoughts. This is the self that goes far beyond all universes and imagined realities. HOW DO WE ACCESS THIS TRUTH? By being ourselves and not stopping when things get difficult. but still something that exists in some unknowable form. The key is to pay attention to your thoughts and dreams and imagine how to work out your life challenges by clearing everything that’s holding you back from being your authentic self. We must be diligent in our beliefs and not give up the search for truth. the way they really are. And. THEN HOW DOES ONE KNOW WHAT TO IMAGINE IS REAL? You can imagine anything you want. There’s really no difference. or they may be your imagination. If you wish to imagine something totally outlandish by cultural norms. Your existence in this world is merely a matter of your imagination. As with all thoughts. in fact dreams are thoughts in a dreaming format. they may be real in terms of reflection of something that’s actually happening in your life. When you’re asleep.
62 from our body. In fact. before we can go into the unknown where the real truth exists. WHY MUST WE KEEP DILIGENTLY SEEKING TRUTH? Because the belief that we’ve found all the answers is another of the ego’s ways of trying to convince us to stop searching. There’s really nowhere to go. if you want. WHY DON’T WE REALIZE THIS? Because as humans you’re limited. WHERE. If we keep seeking beyond ego. We must never stop seeking the truth even when we think we’ve found it. beyond mind. is at the center of the universe. You see the combined imaginations of the scientists who believed one thing or another. but rather something you can never know. We have to break free of the need to know. they both lose control. Instead. which includes the combined imaginations of all who have ever walked this planet. more than you may ever realize as long as you’re in human form. Knowing that you can never really arrive at that place shouldn’t be frustrating to you. you can see the journey itself as the whole point of your existence. Essentially. You’re the center of your own universe. the joy of searching for a greater and greater reality which can bring you new realizations and new connections with the all-that-is. Discovering the truth is a very threatening thing to the ego. everything is right here together. IF ANYWHERE. and you can never be anywhere else. You are the center of your universe. IS ULTIMATE REALITY? It’s nowhere. The center of the universe is actually the only place that exists. HOW DOES ONE SEEK WHAT THEY CAN NEVER KNOW? By continually understanding that you’re not seeking a truth you can label. to human realization. You experience their imaginations and fears and beliefs expressed as prevailing opinion about the universe and all aspects of life. our mind. You are as close to ultimate reality. and all the beliefs and fears of all the people who’ve been here. you can sit down right where you are and be in the perfect center of the universe. in terms of location. which seeks to make us content with the way things are. as you’ll ever be. though most don’t realize it. not the perceived arrival at anything in particular. BUT DOESN’T THIS MAKE IT CROWDED IN THE MIDDLE? You bet it does. and really there’s nothing to learn. anything. and our soul. Eventually. whether in human form or not. in a sense. Every being. Actually. There’s nowhere to go to be who you are. label. We’re all in this together. Your search itself represents the journey. or even seek. see. you
. The belief that there’s all those trillion of miles or light years or something between this planet or galaxy and the next one is only a product of the fertile human imagination. Search with an open mind and a vast joy at the prospects of becoming more of who you are with each step along the way. we’re all here on top of each other.
Focusing on such a reality keeps you safe. before you can begin to see expanded reality. You must let go of the idea that the mind sees what’s real. they’re formed in stone. HOW CAN I SAFELY BELIEVE WHATEVER I WANT ABOUT REALITY? Notice that I didn’t say “believe”. Minds have a difficult time understanding that nothing is real. there’s no room for reverie and expansion. in that you remain open to all possibilities. Once you break free of the mind’s limited imagination. You can see yourself as part of all that is. Beliefs keep you from dreaming.
.63 can begin seeing things in a different way. to create your own reality based on your imagination. when you imagine in the way I’m speaking of here. I use the word “reality” here only as a way to assist your mind in understanding that there’s something much larger than what you presently see. you’re free to expand your consciousness and continue exploring all of reality. SO YOU’RE SAYING THE IMAGINATION KEEPS US SAFE IN SOME WAY? Yes. You must pretty much destroy the mind. Beliefs are usually not malleable. some people’s imaginations get them into trouble with the prevailing culture. keeps you open to all the possibilities of life and existence on all levels of being. Because you’re at the center of your universe. unless you mean the reality inside you. if they respond to their imaginations in ways which aren’t desirable to that culture. because they seek to label and define everything. you’re imagining an expanded reality. Beliefs are not good things to have. which you can use to represent your own reality however you wish to see it. The mind can never see what’s real. Beliefs are concrete ideas. you’re usually not open to considering the possible expanded state of the entire universe and all it has to tell you. or at least its hold on your visioning process. Imagine means that you can dream of anything you want. struggling little human trying to make it in an unfriendly confusing world. from imagining. and you can break free of the belief that you’re just a meaningless. You must be careful not to respond to the imagination in these ways. as free as possible from all others. And remember. I said “imagine”. because there’s really nothing that’s real. and because your imagination is the only one that matters. to dream whatever you want. But you may choose to imagine whatever you want about reality. on the other hand. you’re free to imagine whatever you want. Imagination. IS THERE A REALITY THAT MAKES MORE SENSE? No. You can imagine that the world may be one way or another. But “believe” means that you have a formed belief about how things are. No matter what happens in your earthly reality. When you believe something. MUST I LET GO OF THE MIND TO SEE THIS LARGER REALITY? Yes. We’re drawing a distinction here. if you want to stay physically comfortable. Of course. you open to all the possibilities.
Let it travel out to other universes. But it doesn’t need to act on anything. AFTER BREAKING FREE OF THE MIND? You begin to expand your reality by visualizing something larger. the mind listens to everything. your career focus. Meditation is one form of learning to release the body and mind and all their conditioning. But these answers rarely come in the form of concrete solutions to anything. and your entire physical being.
. and when it doesn’t get them. and allowing your awareness to travel out to where more answers can be found. everything. before you can wander the universe for higher realization. The idea of not being on top of everything is difficult for the mind to accept. without taking the mind along. Let your consciousness expand slowly. CAN THE MIND LEARN TO COME WITH US AND STAY RELAXED? Nope. The mind can never go where you need to go. This is one reason the mind becomes confused and frightened. using whatever paths or techniques you’ve learned. letting go of all “solid” parts of yourself for a time. As long as you hold onto the idea that the dense physical body is real.64 WHERE DO WE GO NEXT. Let everything expand and reach out. But you must accept this need to be out-ofcontrol. going wherever it needs. before you can expand to the level where you’ll begin to discover the ultimate. You must quiet the mind and assure it that you’re on the right path. and will always be confused at the thought of it. You can assure it that action is not necessary this time. The trick here is that the mind. you can never expand far enough to see greater reality. it thinks you’re offtrack and tries to bring you back. beyond control really. is trained from the beginning to know what you’re doing and where you’re going. because it’s a product of third dimensional physical reality. Then let yourself relax and expand your consciousness. You’re taught to know yourself. and reach out to where you need to go. that there’s no reason to formulate opinions or courses of action based on what you’re learning. DOES THE MIND LISTEN IN TO WHAT WE LEARN IN EXPANDED CONSCIOUSNESS? Oh yes. Let your awareness grow and wander. that you’re only there for the journey itself. and this fear is what often stops people before they’ve begun. Simply assure it that you know what you’re doing. Minds are hard to convince. ISN’T IT FRIGHTENING TO BEGIN LOSING TOUCH WITH THE WORLD? It can be. and you’ll be gone for awhile. It can never have a concept of ultimate reality. your needs. You must leave the mind behind entirely. other realities and bring back to you internal experiences which are not represented by your present physical reality. and let it rest while you seek higher forms of knowing. HOW DO I CONVINCE THE MIND TO STAY BEHIND? You don’t have to convince it of anything. It expects concrete answers.
BUT IF THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ULTIMATE REALITY. It’s a journey to a place that essentially doesn’t exist. because there is no single way to go. You’ve found the center of your universe through many processes and have seen many visions and non-visions of reality. Remember. You’ve traveled a long ways with no map to guide you. HOW DO WE KNOW WHERE WE’RE GOING? You’re not going anywhere. You know what it’s like. to a place of no-place. you’re already at the center of your universe.
. etc. You’ve been there many times in your own inner journeys. but you’ve continued to travel and explore and you’ve seen quite a lot about yourself and this indefinable reality. There can never be a map. HOW CAN I KNOW WHEN I’VE FOUND SUCH AN ABSTRACT PLACE? You’ll recognize it. at least not in terms that can ever be defined. I speak only in terms of journey and path. no physical reality. You’ve never been able to fully define or hold onto what you’ve found. once you’ve broken free of the limited earthly place and its dominating human consciousness. You know the sensation and the awareness. But you can be guided by the wonder of adventure. or believe you are. in physical reality. as a way of defining the process of going from where you are.
or wealthier. if you wanted. many others. they put in place an entire process of denying themselves in order to learn what it’s like to not have what one needs. Eventually. you do. or popularity. or beauty. People get what they think focus on. DOES THIS GREED CONTRIBUTE TO POVERTY CONSCIOUSNESS? It certainly does. and then when you believe it’s time to come back. or love. They helped rewrite human history and the human imagination with their expanded visions. You could keep right on going. WHY DO PEOPLE BELIEVE IN SEPARATION? Separation and the idea of independence are illusions caused by a perceived need to be different from other beings. You deny yourself from having the very things you need. You go as far as you’re comfortable in going. perhaps the human experience will grow to such a degree that it’s no longer necessary to believe it’s separate from the all-thatis in any way. for instance. Or they may want to have an excuse to horde things for themselves. is at the root of much separation consciousness. Nostradamus. and it’s rampant on this planet. or better in some way. whether it’s having or not having. Jules Verne. then came back with different views of realities and possibilities. This is how human reality is expanded. Sometimes it’s because people want to be smarter than others. Look at people like Einstein. The strange thing is that greed and the individual belief that one must horde things actually causes shortage. Things like love. Greed. When people hold onto things because they believe there’s not enough to go around. There’s plenty of love to go around in this
. in the belief that there’s not being enough to go around. People such as yourself bring back new pieces to consider and the human experience continues to grow. This need may occur for any number of reasons. there’s still the need in many to believe in separation. such as material goods. Your imagination is controlled only by your own willingness to explore it. These people went as far as their imaginations could take them. You come back because in some way you’re afraid of what it might be like if you keep going. or more beautiful. not just for the entire species but even for the individual who is doing the hording. But for now. WHY DO I NEED TO COME BACK? You don’t.66
Chapter 14: Belonging Where We Are
ONCE I’M FREE OF EVERYTHING. It is a universal law that one brings to oneself what they think they’re avoiding.
or think you need. because they believe they can’t. or cosmic. and let yourself have all you deserve. level. You could never be anywhere without there being all you need there for you. DO YOU MEAN THAT ALL I NEED WILL COME TO ME IF I LET IT? Yes. you must first master your worldly reality before you’re ready to go beyond it and have all the universe can provide you. They keep themselves from experiencing all realities fully. unaware that all they need to do is stop struggling and allow the world to give them what they really need. Until one learns to experience the fullness and beauty of third dimensional reality. You cheat yourself when you depend on your own mind and its whims to tell you what you need. Again. Until one relaxes the mind and allows it to experience a greater reality. and they keep themselves from having even the things that your limited reality can provide for them. Often you prevent yourself from having what you really need. SO PEOPLE ACTUALLY KEEP THEMSELVES FROM EXPERIENCING THE UNLIMTED UNIVERSE? Yes. You need to stop trying to control the manifestation process. and beyond the world. The fighting. But most people are afraid to have it. But all you need to do is let go of the struggle and simply have it. you’re certainly not ready for the great beauty and grandeur of unlimited reality. They try to figure out ways to outsmart this world into giving them what they need. On an energetic. If you think it’s difficult having all of what your earthly reality can give you. but you have to let it come to you fully. for sure. or you think you don’t know how to get it.
. Remember the great power of thoughts. and allow yourself to have it. on the physical level. The healthy way to manifest what you need is not to go around focusing on what you think you need. You confuse the world by telling it one thing when it wants to give you something else. You can have all that you need if you’ll stop fighting and hording and fearing. this is ridiculous. the mind plays an important part in all this. Your world. DO SOME PEOPLE TRY TO ESCAPE FROM THIS WORLD TOO SOON? Oh yes. You have to stop believing you know what you need. Many people are afraid to deal with what’s in this world. it’s going to be striving to bring you what you need. allow yourself to have all this world would like to give you. You deny yourself having what you need because you believe you’re not worthy of having it. your expanded awareness is far more creative in this matter than the mind and your thoughts can ever be. one isn’t ready to travel the many dimensions of universal reality. That’s really all you need to do here.67 universe. is an expression of the fear that there won’t be enough of what you need. In a way. but to stay out of the way and let the world manifest what it knows you need. by believing you need something else. Probably most people to one degree or another. all the competing.
The universe can never give you anything inappropriate. Often people are confused by what they really deserve versus what the mind thinks they deserve. you keep everything away from you. As long as you listen to fears and believe you don’t deserve something. that your higher self and its connection with all of reality knows best for you. It’s your fears that bring you unhappy experiences and shortages. You’d have everything you really need instantly. You can be your own worst enemy in these things. Once you’ve mastered fear. by personally experiencing it.68
BUT PEOPLE OFTEN DON’T BELIEVE THEY DESERVE THESE THINGS? Yes. further confused by all the fears people have of not receiving what they need. that’s right. Of course. When you keep yourself from receiving what you need to live more beneficial and satisfying lives. we run into that problem of low selfesteem. But it’s not so easy convincing the mind to let go. it’s helpful if you let your mind play no role in all this. it’s the same thing. you don’t need to come back to this plane and have the experience of it again. HOW DO WE STOP BLOCKING OUR HIGHER POWERS FROM REACHING US? Stop believing that you don’t deserve anything. This is how reality is on other levels. And stop fearing that what comes won’t be good for you. you’d never have another negative experience. WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUCH FEARS? It’s part of the human experience. Let yourself receive all that comes to you.
. Here. you won’t get it because you’ve set up a wall between you and that thing. whether it’s wisdom or material things. beyond the human experience. If you could eliminate all your fears immediately. IS THIS HOW WE BLOCK HIGHER KNOWLEDGE FROM COMING TO US? Yes. just a form of learning that happens on the worldly plane.
This is partly why it’s so difficult to break away from the limited perception of reality presented to you by the mind and ego. but it’s true that the fear of one’s demise. very limited perspective. This is because the ego fears its own demise more than anything else. It’s no experience. that’s exactly what I mean. or anywhere. It’s an illusion invented by the ego to force you to toe the line. people create unlimited forms of fear. to try to prevent you from doing this thing. and stop believing anything bad can ever happen to you. death from the ego’s perspective is the greatest fear and the perceived worst thing that can happen. it will fight. You can be here in this moment. Death can’t even be described as something you don’t need to fear. It’s not easy. You can stop believing that you’re going to leave here and be caught in some limbo world if you don’t do it all just right. Eventually. If you do anything to make the ego think it’s dying. in however many bodies you choose to inhabit. they become frightened and try to stop you. or the fear of the unknown. you
. WHAT IS THE TRUE EXPERIENCE OF DEATH? Death as an ultimate experience doesn’t exist at all. You really don’t have to leave here at all. Some call this birthing and dying. and if you do leave. forever if you choose. and you can be what you are wherever you are. You can transcend this fear by realizing how beautiful and unlimited you really are. because it’s really no thing at all. is usually at the root of one’s fears. HOW DOES ONE LEARN TO NOT FEAR DEATH? You can rid yourself of the fear of death by living a perfect life here and not worrying about whether you’re here or someplace else. and they may as well be quiet. literally to the death.69
Chapter 15: The Human Belief in Death
IS DEATH THE ULTIMATE FEAR? Yes. DO YOU MEAN WE CAN LIVE HERE FOREVER IF WE CHOOSE? Yes. then you can come back here again if you like. There is no one way to fear death. and be somewhere else in the next moment. at best merely an empty space between worlds of consciousness. You can stay here as long as you want. You can be here. When you try to break away from that reality. You can see yourself for who you are. of what really happens. but that is only one. death is a product of human consciousness and the physical reality which that consciousness makes manifest. you have to convince them that you’re going. Therefore.
just to prove how free they are. when we pretend enough. they go on doing it this way. Everybody here is part of a great flow of energy on and off this planet. they need to believe they have some control over the situation. at least on the mental. WHY DO PEOPLE BELIEVE IN BIRTH AND DEATH? Because they need to see themselves in a certain reality. most people think that by dying they’re controlling their own destiny in some way. thoughts are very powerful. even if that reality is painful. and they think all kinds of things that don’t need to happen. This is why similar. they determine the realities of many thinkers at once. so it conjures up all kinds of unreal experiences for us to pretend are real. because this is how they form their reality on many levels. which is always striving to think it can determine something meaningful for us. BUT ISN’T DYING BEING TOTALLY OUT-OF-CONTROL? Just the opposite.70 can pop right back in if you want. Birth and death are ways the ego believes it’s controlling all that’s happening for you. People believe they’re in charge of their lives. Conscious thought brings about conscious calamity. WHY DON’T PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR THINKING? They can. People come and go in great waves. It just thinks it does. either in an act of nature or a catastrophe of some kind? This is no mistake. IF THOUGHTS CAUSE CATASTROPHES. In fact. If they believe in such things. Then. Nobody decides to die on one’s own. seemingly related calamities often happen around the globe. whether you realize it or not. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? Reality is part of people’s imaginations. If great numbers of people come and go at once. always. DOES THE EGO DETERMINE OUR FATES HERE? No. Many people believe in catastrophes of one kind or another. There’s no need to be in one particular form or another to know that you’re real. Thoughts cause most of the calamities on this planet. Hence. Again. the ego has no real power over anything. if they really want to. everywhere. But because they enjoy determining their own reality. they determine the reality of the thinker. these things really
. this is a product of the ego. through the perceived individual ego. Have you noticed that many people choose to die at the same time. It thinks it can determine our fates. or less than rewarding. it’s usually because they believe this is how they need to leave. those things come true. But they’re not doing this at all. You’re not so separate as you may sometimes believe. in order to have some sense of control of the situation. thinking level. because you’re all part of one great “think tank” here. You go on forever. As if they can decide whether they want to be here or not. On some level. Or more accurately.
the ego mandates it by telling the physical self that it’s time to go. Whatever the cause. so it tries to maintain control at all times. HOW CAN I STOP BRINGING ABOUT HARM IN MY LIFE? Stop thinking it may happen. You can go on beyond it any time you really want to. DOES HARM REALLY COME TO THOSE WHO THINK IT WILL? Well. it’s lost. Again. this is the ego being afraid of what might happen if it’s not in control. as in transition from this reality to another. and so the being leaves. The soul only wants the entire self to be happy. They’re too busy thinking all kinds of bad things may happen to them. Imagine that you can think whatever you want. See yourself growing beyond the need to experience trauma of some kind. The past is gone the moment it happens. It’s a very rigid way of viewing reality. But the ego thinks it needs to take control. Everyone is truly safe on that level. or at least the perception of death. and a very unsatisfying way to create one’s experiences. not on the real level of reality. but people want to have a reference point of some kind. Since most people think at least some fearful thoughts most of the time. This is how the ego actually creates a person’s death. at least on the higher level. WHY DO WE HOLD ONTO IT? You’re free to drop the past at any time. In this sense. Don’t hold onto the past at all. The soul says to come here and have the best time one can. is just another form of fear. or be part of a major catastrophe. Most are afraid to live in an uncertain reality. Stop thinking about the past and imagining that bad things will continue happening. The person may get sick. IF THE PAST IS REALLY NON-EXISTENT. Nothing “bad” can ever happen to anyone on that level. while they’re busy living chaotic little human lives. The ego’s big thing is control. to be fully what one is. They fail to escape the traumas of the past. Without control. It’s a beautiful place. you are what you think. They may “hope” things will be different. for one reason or another. wherever one is.
. DOESN’T THE SOUL CONTROL OUR JOURNEY IN AND OUT OF HERE? No. or have an accident. Hope. but basically they hold onto the fear of the past as if it’s real. But most people cling to the past as if it’s still real. the level where everything really happens. much of what happens is frightening or harmful. and think only things that you really would like to see happen.71 happen. The ego tells the rest of the being that it’s time to leave. and it usually messes up your life by telling you all kinds of lies. and it’s accessible by all. But most people choose not to access this place. on the limited physical realm. frightened thinking brings about frightening results. and they create it all over again. And yes. just as wants for one anyplace. in this usage.
. the ego is out of control. They were talking about ego as something related to the soul. it’s because of fear. Ego-free existence is the most beautiful way to live. You’ve learned what it’s like to eliminate considerable amounts of fear from your own body. but that there’s no need to be safe at all. With fear. You’re free once control is given up. that it needed to come here to earth and express itself. when one is ready. it’s no longer necessary to hold onto this illusion of safety. Only Source can be in control. fear has nothing in which to root itself. fear is primarily an energetic state. the ego maintains control. You can go beyond the need for ego to keep you safe. Without the belief in control. while the ego serves only itself. here or anywhere. HOW CAN WE TRANSCEND THE NEED TO FEAR? Let go of fear as an energy in the body. When you’re ready. fear is lost. The soul serves the entire being. It will go away forever. Until you learn to transcend fear and listen only to the soul. without the need to please oneself or anyone else. you can go beyond those lessons. Yes. there’s no longer the need for the ego at all. Many are realizing now that the ego not only isn’t keeping them safe. This was a limited version of the soul. (To Gordon) You’ve worked lots with energy in your healing work. They are eternally separate. Let ego die and your soul will live forever in this body and in every body you ever inhabit. WHAT IS EGO-FREE LIVING? By this definition. and since it has little need for control. as well. Mankind invented the ego in order to feel safe. When you drop fear. As we speak of it here. ego-free existence is living without the need to be anything in particular. Now. ARE MANY OTHERS REALIZING THIS NOW? Yes. you can transcend the need to control anything. all of reality actually. or spirit. and many will continue to come here to learn about ego. or in charge. You can transcend the need to let fear control you. Fear is the great driving force of the ego. BUT DIDN’T FREUD AND JUNG AND OTHERS TALK ABOUT THE NEED FOR A HEALTHY EGO? They weren’t speaking of ego in these terms. the soul and the ego have no real connection with each other. the ego keeps its power over you. Yet. as if the soul had a human component that needed to be expressed through worldly existence. This is the true nature of eternal life: Learning to live ego-free in a perpetual state of joy. because fear depends on the being’s belief in control. There are always those who need to learn the lessons the ego can give them. It’s much healthier to learn to be ego-free. and get healthy so it could move on. It’s not necessary to have an ego at all to be here.72 WHY DON’T WE JUST GET RID OF THE EGO? Again.
When you listen to your soul. you’ll continually respond to fear instead of joy. Fear depends on your need to plan or hope or wish for things.73 ARE YOU SAYING CONTROL AND FEAR ARE PART OF THE SAME ILLUSION? Yes. The soul. whatever you do. This is a key element to the entire living process. Rather than acting from a place of joy. Fear is also what brings most of the grief to this planet. or planning. But these things are all really aspects of fear. etc. to try to prevent something bad from happening.
. SO MOST PEOPLE ARE MOTIVATED BY FEAR? Yes. Fear is basically anything which implies that you don’t trust your soul to give you all you need. or unmet needs. rather than to allow something wonderful to happen. HOW DOES FEAR CONTROL PEOPLE’S LIVES? It keeps them from living as they truly are. or intention. your life won’t work out. rather than the higher knowledge that your life will always work fine. People label fear in lots of ways. there’s no need to wish or want. you act in the fear that if you don’t do or have something. If you come from a place of fearing that things won’t work out. such as hope. because fear can never bring anything but grief and anger and an overwhelming sense of guilt. When you fear anything. is in charge and will provide you with all you need. You’ll do things for the wrong reason. fear is the most motivating thing on this planet. in a sense. or love. fear and control are both illusions created by the mind and ego to make you feel as if you’re out-of-control if you’re not feeling some kind of fear. or goals. you allow the negative emotions to control your actions. or spirit.
You can’t kill or harm anything because there’s no such thing as killing or harming. believing that this perceived power will cover up their guilt. The ego may think it’s in control and wants you to feel guilty so you’ll let it have its illusions. or a breath. etc. HOW CAN ONE BREAK OUT OF THIS CAUSE-AND-EFFECT THINKING? Give up the idea that you can cause anything. Only the ego can think it has any power over any of this. etc. Which is. without killing thousands of tiny organisms. ever. The world functions as it wants to. DOES GUILT CAUSE PEOPLE TO DO UNLOVING THINGS? Sure. you’re really a very impotent being. Nothing you do means anything. Fear and the ensuing guilt of doing something harmful can keep you virtually paralyzed in the belief that you may be the cause. And it’s all caused by fear. another product of ego’s need to believe it’s controlling or causing events in your life. They act from a place of guilt and cause grief in others. But when they feel guilty. guilt bringing grief which causes actions which bring more guilt. Guilt is a great motivation for those seeking power. and you’re just an insignificant player. something bad might happen for you. You live in a perpetual state of fear that something you might do will do harm.74
Chapter 16: Guilt and Other Emotions
HOW DOES FEAR CAUSE GUILT? Since the ego believes it can cause things. and none of it matters. you can’t even take a step. Fear of being something other than what God or some other religious icon wants for you to be. In this perspective. It’s all fear that if you don’t do things one way or another. There’s only what is. WHAT KINDS OF FEAR? Fear of being less than who one wants to be. in the physical sense. You can’t cause anything significant on the worldly level. by the way. you’re continually caught up in the fear of creating harm. ego creates the sense in you that you’ve done something that’s brought harm to someone or something else. because everything comes and goes constantly. People do whatever they want in the belief that they can do what they need. all power grabbing on this planet is caused by the fear that one must have what
. they usually try to assuage the guilt by taking even more desperate actions. This is another vicious circle. In fact. If you believe you’re responsible for any of this. Fear of not living up to another person’s expectations. Remember.
Everyone goes far beyond their emotions. but it takes a diligent effort and considerable commitment to higher consciousness. some believe they can control their own lives. Action based on guilt is always inappropriate action.75 others don’t have. So. the guilt often makes you feel as if you need to take action of some kind to try to make the guilt go away. Greed and guilt are the result of one’s ego thinking it’s in charge and is keeping you safe in some distorted way. you see. is action which results in appropriate response from your world. Confusion brings about more inappropriate action. and like all emotions. Control of one’s own life would lead one to higher wisdom. you can process the fear out of the body consciously. But it doesn’t work. WHY DO WE HOLD ONTO EMOTIONS TO DEFINE OURSELVES? People become attached to their emotions. by sensing it as deeply as possible as energy. you can find more appropriate ways to respond to the feeling of fear in the body. WHY IS GUILT SUCH A GOOD MOTIVATOR? When you feel guilty. the kind which comes from the higher self. so it leads instead to further confusion. But emotions are not a proper way to identify oneself. action based on true knowing. Fear is always energy on some level. HOW CAN WE GIVE UP GUILT? Stop believing in it. Guilt keeps a person trapped in the illusion that they shouldn’t feel guilty. and then letting it release from the body. But people are so used to identifying with their emotions that they have a difficult time seeing themselves without them. But it takes much longer than it would if one gave up those issues. and you can release that energy by letting it process through the body as emotion. By controlling others. Guilt begets guilt which begets more guilt. even control issues will lead one home eventually. This is what causes so much of the calamity on this earth. it’s easily processed from the body. When you act on guilt. once one accepts that emotions aren’t real and that we don’t have to hold onto them to define ourselves in some way. you bring about a whole set of responses from others who are also acting upon guilt. Action based on feelings is always inappropriate. Fear is an emotion. They really play no part in the true self. which is what brings up the perceived need to take inappropriate action. if it worked. When you see that guilt only leads you to inappropriate behavior. Around and around it goes. No one ever wins when guilt in the motivator. You can release your emotions and be yourself. which leads one ultimately to the realization that the only way to be in control is to give up control.
. that it doesn’t serve you or anyone. For instance. or as pure energy. HOW DOES GUILT RELATE TO THE BELIEF THAT ONE CAN CONTROL OTHERS? Action which mandates control or power is action based on the belief that one can maintain control over other people. On the other hand. They believe that they can’t be themselves without these emotions.
It’s primarily a state of knowing which each individual entity carries forth onto its particular plane of existence. As you know it. Until you do so. HOW CAN WE LEARN TO CLEAR OUR PSYCHES SO WE CAN HAVE MORE ACCURATE VISIONS OF REALITY? You can learn to clear anything depressing or frightening from your body and your mind.76
HOW CAN WE ACT BEYOND OUR EMOTIONS? You can be free to express your true self by not paying attention to your emotions. WHO ARE WE REALLY? You are the product of universal wisdom. so their visions are less than inspiring. Unfortunately. WHY IS THE IMAGINATION SO IMPORTANT HERE? Your imagination is the most powerful way you have of connecting with higher consciousness and all that it can show you. rather than from your fears or old belief systems. These fears come out through the dream state and one’s visions. You can learn how to respond to others and to life situations by sensing the true energy in the moment. existence is a mainly physical thing. if you close your eyes and imagine what may exist beyond your world. CAN YOU SPEAK ABOUT THE ESSENCE OF LIFE ITSELF? Sure. usually more like energy states than dense physical reality. you’ll be pretty much controlled by emotions and beliefs. once you learn how to access it. and responding from a place of clear knowing. Once you express your energy. life is a much more refined set of circumstances. your imagination can take you far into the expanded reality that includes and supercedes your ideal world. your dreams are often frightening because people carry so much repressed fear in their psyches. other than recognize and release them. brought to you through your soul and its many ways of connecting with Source. Emotions are the most controlling aspect of most people’s lives. Again. and so they react based on their feelings rather than on their wisdom. Wisdom is actually a pretty unknown quality for most people. For example. few people do this because they don’t have the conscious awareness of how emotions are controlling them. you learn to express yourself more accurately. Life is a combination of energies and awareness. But beyond this physical world. You can see this reality for yourself. by releasing the repressed energies in the body. Your wisdom will carry you a long way in third dimensional life. By getting in touch with the body through whichever process works best for you. and clear old messages and programming from body and mind. You can choose which to follow. They believe what they feel is who they are. you begin to see visions that come to you from Source. This is a very inferior way to live. But properly used.
. most people’s imaginations are also controlled by fear and beliefs.
OR DO I HAVE TO KEEP WORKING ON IT? You’re free to realize yourself as you are right now. because separation isn’t good for the psyche. Believing you’re separate keeps you in a constant state of confusion. HOW CAN WE LEARN TO LIVE MORE CONNECTED LIVES? You can be more connected with your immediate world by living as if you were one with everything in the universe. and nothing to do. too. When you release old programming from the body. CAN WE LIVE FULLY CONNECTED WITH EVERYTHING WHILE WE’RE IN THESE HUMAN FORMS? Ideally. One needs only to realize one’s capacity to enjoy life and see beyond all physical worlds to enter into one’s unlimited and infinitely expanding self. The belief in separation often keeps people from being what they really are. When you see your eternal connection with everything. You see reality from a higher perspective. you draw to you the energy of the universe. Your soul knows it’s part of everything and it wants you to know it. It keeps you from holding yourself and others in high esteem. this is the best way to live. you learn to access your natural state of being. you hold back vital parts of yourself and you keep yourself cut off from Source. When you believe you’re disconnected from ultimate reality. There’s nothing to work on.77
DOES CLEARING OLD PROGRAMMING ENSURE THAT WE’LL LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT? It may not ensure it. rather than as you may have thought it was. and not as a set of memories and beliefs. Every time you fail to see yourself as part of the all-that-is. It’s always best to acknowledge your connection and the possibility of expanding your consciousness infinitely.
. You begin to see the world more as it is. You can live as if you were not separate from anything. As long as you know you’re connected with everything. all the energy you need comes to you and you see your part in the whole. you dampen your true energy. You can see yourself as the expanded and expandable being you’ve always been. CAN I REALIZE THIS INFINITE CONNECTION RIGHT NOW. This state is usually aligned with what’s really happening around you. but it certainly will assist it.
the more you’re uncertain about the nature of reality. you must adapt to the possibility that your expanded life can include many realms which you can never understood. There’s nothing real about this world. They come from a place beyond this reality and will never make sense based on human affairs. we must learn to be in touch with the body. They come instead from beliefs and thoughts. the more your mind tries to make up realities. You might call these “paranormal thoughts”. They don’t come from Source. even if it can’t be proven on the mental level. DO YOU MEAN THE MIND IMAGINES THIS REALITY? Yes. They may look real but they aren’t real. You must learn to accept at face value all that comes to you from beyond your mental perception. These beliefs then begin to show up physically on the earth plane as what we call “manifested illusion”. Since most of what occurs on this planet is part of this made-up reality. in terms of ultimate reality. that’s pretty much it. and if so.
. These higher impressions bring with them either bodily sensations. such as a “knowing” feeling. In other words. they’re only imaginary aspects of this human reality. These are things that can’t be verified by earthly reality. The mind hates a void and loves to fill it with any thoughts or ideas which it can. those which come from beyond the ordinary human realm. know that it’s not part of earthly illusion. because they’re not part of that reality.79
Chapter 17: The Earth Illusion
HOW IS ILLUSION MANIFESTED ON THIS PLANET? The entire earthly reality is illusion. CAN WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MENTAL THOUGHTS AND IMPRESSIONS FROM HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS? Yes. To do this. you pretty much live in a world of illusion. or a sense of expansiveness. you can learn to know when your impressions come from Source. HOW CAN WE INTEGRATE THIS HIGHER AWARENESS INTO EVERYDAY LIFE? First. The mind’s thoughts about this world are rarely accurate. Illusion exists where one is uncertain that it’s real. We can learn to notice if these feelings are present with a thought or impression.
and even physical. So the first step is to begin to consider the possibility of receiving guidance from beyond the ordinary. There’s very little that one being can ever do to affect this mass delusion. but if you limit yourself to only that which the mind can prove. Clearing these old beliefs is actually one of the best things you can do for your overall mental. Yes. You don’t need to rely on either one of them alone. wisdom. you’ll censor ALL higher awareness. you can affect change. including the aspect of mind. do a lot to affect your own perception of reality. But you can never be assured that you’re helping even one person. you must allow the mind to explore these impressions and see how they can be adjusted to include your present life. BUT HOW THEN ARE WE TO CHANGE THE WORLD? It’s not your role to change the world. WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP? Next. Does this concern you? WELL. You may receive sensations which aren’t fully accurate by higher terms. You don’t need to focus on making grand changes. however. You can become more clear about who you are. I ALWAYS THOUGHT I COULD AFFECT CHANGE SOMEHOW. But do you see the importance of not getting caught up in the trap of thinking you must change anything in order to justify your own existence. You’re here to live as best you can within a world that will be whatever it will. You can learn to access ways of clearing old thought patterns and illusions from your own being. and you can see why you allow others to affect you. or soul-based. You can be the best being you can be here. All the individual beings in the world conspire to make up worldly reality. Changing such a place would be a pretty
. CAN INDIVIDUALS POSITIVELY AFFECT THE WORLDLY ILLUSION? No. You can learn to integrate new impressions from other dimensions just as you would experience that which you experience on the third dimension. You can live here in a new state of awareness which includes more of your higher. you can never prove the validity of higher knowledge based solely on anything human. or more accurately put. but you can only do it by changing yourself. You can. You really don’t change anything. Who are you to change reality? This doesn’t mean that you can’t do whatever you can to assist other individuals in their own growth. and the degree to which the thoughts of others and the general population can negatively affect you. by allowing yourself to change by following your own spiritual guidance. The world is a pretty big place being created every second by the thoughts of billions of people. at least not on a large scale.80 SO WE MUST REMOVE THE MIND FROM THE PROCESS? Yes. health. You can use both your intuition and your common sense together to form a new reality based on their totality. You can love others and extend your own loving essence to all who will receive it. because it’s generally enough for you to make changes to your own tiny life.
HOW DOES FREE-FLOWING ENERGY KEEP US HEALTHY? It brings new energy into your body at all times. Also. Ideally. You need hold onto nothing. You can use your own intuition to learn to see beyond physical sight and into the body’s hidden wisdom. HOW WILL FOLLOWING MY INTUITION AT LEAST IMPROVE MY LIFE? Following your intuition. One definition of perfect health would be the completely free flow of universal energy through and around your body. You see that it’s necessary to expand your consciousness in order to trust the information you’re receiving. When energy flows freely through your body. but combine them to form the best healing approaches we can offer. and one that’s little understood in the western world. you begin to see places where you’ve followed the uncertainty of human consciousness rather than your own higher judgment. You can learn to release old trapped energies all the time if you want. no matter how much wonderful energy they may channel. Stagnant energy in your body’s system can make you sick. Eastern techniques often treat energy flow and the holistic health of the overall being. will enhance your life in many ways. or spiritual guidance. you learn that your life is greater than you. Oriental medicine has used this information for centuries. very well actually. and how clearing them can bring about a free flow of energy through the body. You can see where these energy blocks make you unhealthy. You receive all you need from the universe. free flowing energy can keep you well. This is a very important point. They can be combined to create very effective techniques. you’re in the flow of the universe. WHAT CAN WE LEARN ABOUT OUR ENERGY FIELDS? For one thing. You see that there’s so much more than most people imagine reality to be. as an individual being.
. You see how you can grow and be more of your real and expansive self.81 monumental task for any one being. in order to live here. Be who you are and let the world decide for itself how it will or won’t change. and you release all the old stagnant energy back to the universe. while western techniques often focus on individual symptoms and specific illnesses. You also learn about yourself in ways that can effect permanent changes in your psyche or energy field. DO ORIENTAL HEALING TECHNIQUES COMBINE WITH WESTERN TECHNIQUES? Yes. First. but the medicine of the west developed on other roots. you can learn where you’re blocking energies in your body. we should not ignore one for the other.
it may not be true. and that set will dismantled once you’ve received the learning
. full of sound and fury. Nothing much happens here because nothing about third dimensional physical reality matters in the long run. but it’s also real. When you’re no longer in this world. As if you set a stage for your own experiences. it all needs to seem real for you to interact with it in a way that teaches you what you need to learn. those things no longer exist for you. one is free to imagine any reality at all. If you made something up to serve you in some way. but this is really about what happens. signifying nothing". HOW CAN ANYTHING EXIST? Well. The significance of life is what you do with it and where it takes you. but everything here and everywhere is really impermanent. This means that no one thing is real. you may have done so with great clarity of purpose. You imagine permanence. then they do exist. You may have created everything exactly as you need it here. rather than what actually happens while you’re here.82
Chapter 18: What’s Real About Nothing
WHAT’S THE ENERGETIC NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE? Some words from your literature may be appropriate here. nothingness is a real thing. for the time you’re here. You may not think you come here to experience nothing. Nothing is nothing. Everything exists within the framework which one believes it exists. Since reality exists only in the mind of the being holding that thought. If each person is the center of his or her own universe. IF THERE’S NOTHING PERMANENT ANYWHERE. Perhaps. How can you know this world exists once you’re no longer in it? You can’t. first. including with the sense that it seems so real to you. William Shakespeare wrote "much ado about nothing" and "life is a tale told by a madman. IN WHAT WAY IS LIFE HERE NOTHING? It’s "nothing" as it relates to all of existence. HOW CAN NOTHING SEEM SO REAL? Nothing doesn’t necessarily mean there’s nothing in physical existence while you’re here. You must accept that no matter what you think exists. by way of introducing this vast subject. If you believe the objects in your physical world exist. You may have made it all up to serve you while you’re here. Harsh words – but in a way not too far from the truth. Nothing is real and nothing lasting can ever happen. it may all have been created by us and for us. though it may not show up on this plane of reference.
Such realities serve only a part of you for a limited time. or void. to a place of higher knowing. this emptiness represents a quality of existence which you can’t fully know as humans. but one only of them is “ultimate” or “expanded” reality. If you’re content to see yourself only in human terms. HOW DOES ONE’S SOUL BEGIN TO SEE FOREVER? The soul always sees forever. including the void. yet the ultimate quality of this place of great emptiness is nothing. the answer is that you begin to allow yourself to go beyond the obvious. to human whim. you can see forever. i. founder of Taoism. how does a human begin to see what the soul sees. Yet. WHAT’S THE ULTIMATE NATURE OF NOTHINGNESS? The place of nothingness can be seen as light. that will be your limited view of reality. BUT IF SOMETHING DOESN’T EXIST BEYOND ME. when they're ready to stop pretending that their various other realities are real. All others are illusionary realities manifested to help you work on particular aspects of yourself. This is a place of pure light. or a great emptiness tinged with points of light. Far beyond the visible for all those with eyes. You’ve heard that “space” is mostly a void. it’s impervious to change. The evolved soul can see forever.. HOW CAN I BE PART OF BOTH REALITIES AT ONCE? You are part of many realities at once. This is where you can know yourself for who you are. If you mean. This is the place to which all beings return. When you’re fully in that place. the known. is credited with saying many centuries ago that “real is what never changes”. You become your real self. exquisite form. there’s a reality which may or may not be real based on your experience of it when you’re there. There is largely nothing there. for most humans. whether you’re aware of it or not. Lao Tzu. Nothingness exists there in a wonderful. they’re not real in the ultimate sense. You can see aspects of ultimate reality while you’re in human incarnation. therefore. Since nothingness never changes. you move on and forget all that was here. of higher wisdom. This is true for the all-that-is as well.83 and moved on. because it’s all changing constantly. But this is a reality that's far beyond the visible. now you’re getting at a universal truth. when they're ready to see all that is. or to anything else which might seek to affect it. you can see all that is. free of illusion and free of the belief that you’re any kind of separate being. this place is never changed. not wanting to seriously consider their unlimited potential. It’s where all beings go when the light is on for them. There's really nothing real about third dimensional human reality. Once you’re done having all experience. HOW CAN IT BE REAL? Ah.
. have learned all you came here to learn. Many people are content with this. The eyes can see only what's right in front of them.e. Beyond this illusion. as long as you're looking for it. You go beyond the physically seen. You can see light in everything.
which far supercedes the human experience. you can become that self and learn greater and greater wisdom. and you’ll never need to stop learning on this higher level. that you need only to accept it and let your soul guide you there. Then. You. It is real in that it never changes. Real is what never changes. in your human terms. unchanging thing of any kind. at least not in the form of a permanent. that you’re not the form or the maker of the form. as humans. you’ll see how you can access this place. Just know that there’s a place where nothing changes and nothing can ever be affected by anything. and as soon as you stop trying to do anything. Then. Neither is any more real than the other. once you begin accepting that it exists. you can learn only what the soul can teach you as a human. Consider this for a moment. and focus on being human.
. Both the forms. You shape forms from raw material made up of the same imaginary dust that’s used to make the things you see in third dimensional reality. even if you don’t fully understand it with your human mind. moment by moment. that which is made into the forms you see here.84
IF NOTHING IS REAL. Let that be enough for you to know. IS THERE NOTHING FOR ME TO DO HERE? That’s right. All you need do is move beyond the need to learn earthly teachings and declare yourself open to the full expression of Source through you. you’ll be magically transported to a level where you can learn this and move on to higher learning. But such an energy or being doesn’t exist. you can learn about your universe and expanded reality any time you want. Once you’re ready to accept your higher self. This is the more accurate definition of reality. and that which is used to shape the forms are part of the same illusion. in the same instant. but that you’re both. CAN I BEGIN LEARNING HIGHER WISDOM WHILE IN HUMAN FORM? Sure. HOW CAN EVEN THIS PLACE BE REAL? It’s not real. Humans have long sought to explain their reality by identifying an ultimate maker of form. You’re where you need to be to learn what you need to learn. newer and greater things will come to you. I CAN BECOME CONFUSED ABOUT WHO OR WHAT IS CREATING THE FORMS HERE. are creating both the forms and the creator of forms at the same time. As long as you’re human. that you’re making forms and making that which makes all the form. WHAT IS “HIGHER LEARNING”? Higher learning is learning all you need to learn on the soul level. WHEN I LOOK AT MY PHYSICAL FORM AS PART OF THE ALL-THAT-IS. Know that you need to do nothing to get there.
Nothing is constant. or be anything other than what you are. no form. no reality. Existence has no cause. We know we’re part of such an ultimate reality. an aspect of all reality here to experience what this place has to offer you. than the material they were using for the walls of the house. The task is to escape the delusions of this world and access the place where higher wisdom dwells. If you continually seeking for the causes of things. but all was constantly changing. Do you remember your recent dream in which men were building your new house using malleable forms that were no more real. If you believe everything needs to be caused by something else. This is all. even in the place where nothing changes. You can know that you’re the essence of serendipity. You’re no different from anyone who
. that you’re completely causeless. we know all this is true. It just exists. You can see how you can never change anything here. ever-expanding – all within the context of this ultimate reality which you can never fully understand. and felt real. you’re always here and always wherever you want to be. your life can become much more peaceful. There is no one way that it ever is. and the belief in cause-and-effect reality. You can learn how you’re not in charge of anything here. really. you have no reality. Deep in our hearts. no ending. and stop trying to change anything. no beginning. You can learn that you’re much more than you ever believed you were while you were focused solely on human reality. you miss the point of existence. The “forms” being used the create the walls themselves were being shaped to meet each need. no end. Yet. as in everything happening on its own. BUT HOW CAN THINGS CHANGE AND NOT CHANGE AT THE SAME TIME? It has to do with linear thinking. You’re here to express yourself fully as an aspect of the all-thatis. or solid. This is a message to you about the nature of ultimate reality. then were once more amorphous and able to be used again and again to create new forms. in order to learn from it and move on to new experiences. To express yourself fully. It’s unchanging and it’s formless at the same time. HOW DOES KNOWING THIS HELP ME IN MY HUMAN LIFE? When you allow things to exist however they do. TOO? When we speak of ultimate reality. even though it may not exist in terms you can define or fully appreciate at this time. But this place is also formless. ever-changing. you must come to terms as much as possible with your ultimate self and see this self as ever-growing. You can learn to do this. we mean that there’s a reality in which nothing changes. you also believe that nothing can happen on it’s own. Beyond this. WHAT IS MY TRUE ESSENCE IS THIS FORMLESS REALITY? You are the “experiencer”. It may have looked real. with no beginning. It’s a beautiful existence. Your forms are always changing and the former of forms itself is always changing as well. with no cause. as in “serendipity”. But serendipity is the true nature of things.85 BUT HOW CAN THE CREATOR OF FORM BE UNREAL.
86 has walked the path of human consciousness and learned that there’s more to be found than what meets the human eye.
you have the ability to create your own reality as much as anyone does. just like the dreams people have at night. HOW CAN WE KNOW THE DIFFERENCE? Focus on what seems real and acknowledge that the rest is manifested illusion which you can pass by. allow it to expand. When you really wake up to who you are. Don’t get caught up in the illusion. except one’s eyes are open. Life on this planet is not as real as most people think. as in not physically sleeping. this is good. There’s nothing wrong with having an identity of one kind or another. Let these parts fall away from your reality. SHOULD I GIVE UP MY PRESENT IDENTITY TO CREATE NEW FORMS? No. What one gives one’s energy to usually manifests in one’s life. You need only to begin seeing yourself as fully awake and able to recognize reality when you see it.87
Chapter 19: Dreaming Your Life
IS HUMAN LIFE A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM? In a sense. not necessarily. Much of the physical world may appear false to you in some way. When you’re “awake”. Life is a dream. If so. but you are still dreaming. pay them no mind and give them none of your energy. You’re dreaming about dreaming. this is true. This is how you begin to create forms which seem more real and less contrived. you’re realizing more of the nature of true reality. you believe you’re awake. Give your energy to the things you love and ignore those things which bring you grief or dissatisfaction. as in not recognizing yourself for all that you are. You’re part of a greater whole. This is the point where you begin to see that human life is indeed a dream. as in beginning to see more of reality whether your body is asleep or not. Create form which makes sense to you and ignore all that doesn’t. When you “wake up”. you awaken to your higher self and you live with your spiritual eyes really open. You’re not the separate being most people believe themselves to be. Perhaps your present identity isn’t large enough for you. because it is false to those who are beginning to see with real eyes. Many people on the spiritual path get confused
. But you don’t need to drop the need for an identity to become your expanded self. Some of what’s happening around you will seem more real than other things. In this context. and you can express yourself in such a way. and you’re no longer dreaming in the larger context. HOW CAN WE CONSCIOUSLY CREATE OUR OWN FORMS OF REALITY? You are fully complete as long as you’re here.
Nothing can ever stop you. in the midst this constant state of change. Next moment. SO I AM BOTH FORM AND FORMLESSNESS? Yes. IS SOURCE PART OF THE DREAM? Sure. There’s no limit to reality and your ability to discover it. Why would you need to hold onto it as a way of identifying yourself? Formlessness is the true nature of your existence. Source will help you as far as it can. when you’re ready. The concept of Source is merely another aspect of formlessness. It’s only part of the all-that-is. There are no boxes which contain you. expressing yourself as you choose. HOW SPECIFICALLY DO I LEARN TO DO THIS? Let your psychic and spiritual self roam and travel to all of existence. You can go beyond this limited reality anytime you want. either. that you’ve been here and there all along. There is no wall at the edge of the universe. and become who you are. You’ll learn that you can never find more than has always been readily accessible for you. as you seek to become more of who you are. you’ll recognize that there’s really nowhere to go. in order to become what you now believe you are. and allow yourself to expand gradually into who you are in the greater sense. Eventually. but it’s not the all-that-is. you can let go even of formlessness. You are your universe and it is you. You can identify with formlessness as long as you need to. merely by asking Source to describe it all for you. Just know that all is taking place perfectly. by whatever name or identity you give it. Then. this is why we say you’re creating your own reality every moment. Form and formlessness merge when you become aware that you are both at the same time and that you don’t have to hold onto either. and you can let go of both of them. Then you must become who you are. It can be quite confusing to instantly drop everything you’ve worked toward being. Source is only part of the present reality. free to have whatever new experiences will take you even further. The key is that you become aware that any identity is only an illusion which serves you while you’re here and will no longer be part of you once you’re gone from this dimension. Then. It’s okay to be who you are now. of the reality that exists beyond your present reality but is still less than everything. and that you can be yourself. when you’re ready. and then you can see beyond it. You don’t need to worry about your form or the creator of that form.88 about this truth. IS THIS PART OF CREATING MY OWN REALITY? Yes.
. You can merge into formlessness and be who you are. Source is a way for you to maintain contact with the all-that-is. who knows what your reality will include? Perhaps even what you see as Source is a limited aspect of yourself. You can go wherever you want and explore all that you will. you can access your own methods for seeing beyond even Source. Formlessness is always with you. You can access the dream reality of living on the third dimension. in order to maintain your identity as a formless being.
There is no chart. then you must jump off for yourself into the vast unknown. no instruction manual. to the center of all existence.89 Explore this universe to the best of your ability and you’ll find your way home to a place you’ve really never left. It’s the way you’ve chosen to rediscover your reality. WHAT THEN IS THE ULTIMATE MEANING OF OUR EARTHLY EXPERIENCE? It’s part of your journey back to Source. Ultimately. You must jump wherever you want. Do what seems right and learn more about yourself every step of the way.
. that’s why you’ve come here. It’s your journey. Where and how you jump is always up to you. Learn to enjoy the journey to the fullest. to go beyond the universal consciousness of this place. and when you land. IS SOURCE ALWAYS MY GUIDE? Source will guide you as far as you need guidance. beyond the presently acceptable illusion which most people live here. see where to go next.