Interesting “coincidence,” if you happen to believe in coincidence. I got an email from someone asking to see the 10 black box sessions from 2004 that I had offered readers some while ago. Took me a while to find them. Then, sending them off, I glanced at the material and found this, which seems very appropriate today.
This material features me in the black box at The Monroe Institute on May 4, 2004, with Skip Atwater acting as monitor from outside the booth. TGU means The Guys Upstairs, meaning whatever unidentified intelligences I was contacting.
Skip: All right, as we move on to the next set of frequencies, it’s been suggested that you might want to pick up where you left off before [in the series of PREP session in late 2000] with the concept of “a place to stand.” Now a place to stand. So I’m going to make the frequency changes and just see if this is an area you’d like to investigate.
Frank: Gentlemen, we’re at your mercy. What’s your pleasure today? [pause] I remember that very well. [pause]
A sense of being a statue. Like that statue of George Washington, standing, just very much himself a pillar. [long pause]
[TGU] There is a stylized movement, gesture, pose in Egyptian statues in which the right foot is always a step forward, although the person is not walking. They’re in a standing position, and their right foot is forward. And this is a symbol of – well, moving forward, always from the right side. In other words, – from your place in which you stand, you move into the world. You interact with the world from where you stand. It is never the case that the left foot is forward, which would indicate having your stance in the world and moving forward inside. It can’t work that way. You always start from where you are, and move out.
The use of George Washington is the symbology of the man of very strong character, whose character, whose composition, was the message. He wasn’t a great intellect, he wasn’t particularly skilled in this or that, in terms of statecraft, but he was – integral. He was himself, he was a known quantity. A mistake to think of him as simple, he was complex but he was unified. It is from being unified and putting your right foot forward that you change the world.
Those statues also showed no sign of movement, although the foot was advanced, because the implication was, you are remaining while moving. You are firmly placed, while moving. And so in a sense not moving at all. [long pause]
This is the time finally in which people’s inner and outer selves must become coherent, must coincide, or the dissonance will shake them to pieces. It is for this time that you all came here. [pause]
Ready for questions.
Skip: [long pause] You’ve done a good job of laying the foundation of setting a stance for moving forward, stepping forward with your right foot, moving into – something. As I adjust the frequencies, is there information about that which we are moving into?
Frank: We’re ready for questions about anything you want to talk about.
Skip: [pause] Describe the world that we move into when we step forward.
Frank: You are moving into a world in which the difference between inner and outer is significantly lessened, because your ability to create is more rapid and the time lag between creation-thought and creation-effect is seriously diminished. Therefore everything gets a little chaotic until you learn how to use it. You have been in a prolonged – from your point of view – training-wheels session in which you have begun to learn to manifest but it has been inconsistent, it has been slow, and it has had gaps in it. But that was as good as anything, because it helps you to learn to do it, before it becomes overwhelming. Now that you’ve gained more skill, and more experience, and just had the habit, of manifesting what you want, now everything gets ratcheted up, of course.
There’s a reason for this, and that is, this is the next step that we’ve been talking about. And you’re in the middle of that step, as we said. So you will not be living in a world in which one’s inside and one’s outside can be discordant without it causing great strain on the person themselves. This is not a good age coming for hypocrisy, or pretense, or self-deceit, or self-division, you see. And this is a good thing, and it’s a very productive thing; you’ll all enjoy it more. But it will seem an entire change in ground-rules and that’s always a disconcerting thing, particularly for those who have no idea that ground rules can change and will see not a change in rules but will see the disruption and the dissolution of all structure. You see, to them it will look like, everything’s coming apart.
Well, when a new thing comes together, an old thing does come apart, but it’s not chaos, it’s just change, it’s restructuring. [pause] Parenthetically, this is one reason why the increased interest in religion in your day, because on the one hand people are looking for certainty; on the other hand, people are looking, and finding, in scriptures, the keys, the clues, that are helping them to surf this transition, you see.
Skip: I can see much in this time of this chaos you speak of as we move towards creation of a new way of being. Is it necessary to – I use the word “suffer – the chaos?
Frank: Hmm. An interesting choice of words. It’s necessary to experience it, it’s not necessary to experience it as suffering. Someone who is white-water rafting will be in a chaotic situation which is very enjoyable unless they’re terrified. Okay?
Skip: Yes, that’s understandable. So it IS necessary to move through the chaos, but one chooses the way in which they might experience that.
Frank: Yes, but it’s also true that the choice is not necessarily on a conscious level. It’s more like they choose their level of being, and their level of being determines whether they will experience it as terror, creation, wonder, great joy, some combination of all those. That’s determined by where your state of being is when you hit the rapids. And where your state of being is, is partially dependent on prior choice, consciously, but only partially. [pause] We can say more if you want.
Skip: I understand what you’ve been saying. There are many that see this period of turmoil as we move towards the creation of a new way of being, they see this turmoil as a permanent state of being, they don’t see themselves moving through this, but they see themselves as being trapped by or being subject to this. It takes on a meaning for them as an all-important aspect – their now-ness, their always-ness – as opposed to seeing it as something to move through.
Frank: We would propose as a very close analogy the years of being a teenager, because from a steady, stable platform of being a child, one goes through shall we say braided chaos. You know, many different streams that intertwine, all involving change, all involving turmoil, and it becomes chaotic, and at the end of it one does not come out of it a child who has experienced turmoil; one comes out of it an adult, or the beginnings of an adult, anyway, who has experienced the necessary turmoil to come from childhood. It is the experience of having lived through the turmoil and been transformed by it that makes adulthood possible.
So, the same thing here. It isn’t that they will always be in turmoil, but it also isn’t that they will be who they are now on the far end of it. If it were, it would be useless.
Skip: That is a very good analogy. And while in the teenage years –
Frank: It seems to go on forever.
Skip: Yes. And it seems to be all there is.
Frank: Mm-hmm. Now, to the degree that a teenager can be in the now without being overwhelmed by the chaos, they will have rich, deep, textured experiences. To the degree that chaos overwhelms their ability to enjoy it, they will have less. To the degree that their awareness that the teenage years are only short and that therefore it’s just a matter of getting through them, they will have less. You see? It’s a balance of being in the now and at the same time holding the sense that the now won’t be like this forever. [pause] It’s not a question of wishing anything away, or enjoying it with gritted teeth, waiting til it ends. It’s a question of – surfing.
Skip: Yes, another good analogy. Is this the under-standing, the place to stand, that Frank remembers?
Frank: [pause] Well, when we finished the last session, when we gave him a place to stand, which he did experience, we were saying more “instead of being on shifting sands and seeing always the flow, now here’s a place where you know where you are, you know who you are, you have a sense of what you are and what you’re here doing. You see, it wasn’t like that was a standing place to not move from, of course, nor did any of you interpret it that way, but it was-
His mental makeup is such that it’s much easier for him to see flow than solidity. It’s much easier for him to see transience and transition than to see any moment of rest or any stability within the transition. So we were sort of underlining that in fact he had a place to stand. [pause]
That may not be clear. We’ll put it a different way. If one were surfing, one’s attention might be more on the wave than on the surfboard, in which case it would be harder to stay on the surfboard. Or it might be more on the surfboard than on the wave, in which case it would be hard to stay on the wave. The trick is to be on the wave, surfing the wave – which means attentive to it and responding to it – and at the same time remembering that one is on a surfboard, a solid place that has to be taken into account. [laughs] Perhaps that didn’t clarify anything but, so much for analogy.
[pause] The place we gave him to stand is that he wasn’t wrong. (That is, not wrong morally, wrong-incorrect.) That he wasn’t misinterpreting, that he wasn’t making it up, that he wasn’t hoping for something that wasn’t real. The place that we gave him to stand was “yes, this is the way you thought it was.” Or well, not quite the way he thought it was, but what he hoped was real was indeed real. That in a way is the place we gave him to stand.