Living in the future

Always fun — like going home again, only without the home-cooked meals. Spoke to the current Guidelines group last night, and as always I enjoyed that sense of community that is so difficult to describe, and even more difficult to explain. I think it’s why sometimes people who haven’t been there worry …. I remember one of my friends returned home and his wife was positive he had joined a cult.

So how to explain the allure?

Sometimes i say it’s like living in the future. So what do i mean by that?

Some day, in the future, if we’re fortunate, the culture at large will learn first-hand that what it presently thinks is reality is really only a stripped-down, mechanized version of reality that leaves out the best parts. It will learn that the magic of life is still there, underneath all the false values that have obscured it. And it will learn that we have more abilities, more access to guidance, more genuine promise, than anything our contemporary society suspects.

Well, at TMI the participants already know it.  They can talk, from personal experience, to others who have had the same kind of experience, who share a common language, who actually understand the things unsaid. Not, at all, that they share all the same opinions or attitudes; not that they all instantly bond as friends; not, even, that they necessarily stay in touch with each other afterward, though some do.  Nonetheless, for the time that they are at TMI together, they are citizens of a common republic that doesn’t necessarily exist where they live the rest of their lives.

Always nice to return for a visit, and to meet more old friends….

5 thoughts on “Living in the future

  1. Thanks, Frank, for your comments about TMI; again, it feels almost imperative that I sign up soon for “Gateway”!

    Your description of hopes for our future view of Reality are inspiring; this is what I’m hoping to find out for myself as well (in contrast, I just read, God knows why, a drekky–my own made-up word for “trashy”–article in TIME online about how Science has proven “Greed is Good”–should’ve known better; the supposed “research” comes out of Oxford University the home of Richard Dawkins, “Mr. Selfish Gene”, et al).

    Hopefully, we are in the midst of an awakening of our own Potentiality; I know I must begin w/ myself (and had probably best avoid articles, such as the one cited in my last paragraph!)

    Even though it’s rather “lightweight” reading, I am getting real pleasure out of reading Richard Bach’s latest, “Travels with Puff”, about his cross-country flight in a Light Sport seaplane (sadly, he flew into some wires out in the San Juan Islands at some point, suffering severe injuries–alas, even very good pilots make mistakes…) Makes me want to get back into the air, after an all-too-long Winter!

    Turning my Beliefs into Knowns, as Bob would say…

    1. I don’t know whether or not your doing a Gateway is the right path for you — how could I, or how could anybody? — but i do take as a given that any long-term desire ought to be taken seriously. Someone said feelings are the language of the soul. I think, too, that strong urges, however impractical or irrational they may appear, are also messages from your higher self, or guidance, or however you conceive our connection to the non-physical.

      By the way, Richard did a Gateway a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. I had the fun of picking him up on the final morning after breakfast and talking to him about it as i drove him to Hampton Roads (we were publishing one or another of his books; can’t remember which).

      If you do decide to do it, let me know so we can meet before and/or after it and talk.

      1. Thanks again for your insights; I’ll certainly be consulting w/ my own “committee” about TMI, as well as taking some time to work w/ the home-sessions (I have “Wave I” on CDs).

        The more I thought about this today, I realize that my own long-term desires, and in trusting my own feelings-sense, that I’d like to get back into the skies, and do “Gateway”.

        (I personally feel that feelings, and emotions, are my equivalent of the Garmin on an airplane’s instrument panel–a highly-useful navigation tool, to be used in conjunction w/ one’s own good sense and reasoning in flying/navigating.)

        Interesting that you had a chance to meet Richard; he also met Jane Roberts (Seth) back in 1972, in Elmira, NY!


        1. Somebody — Cayce? — said feelings are the language of the soul, and I know that i don’t go wrong when i consult with them, even if they don’t at first glance seem to make sense.

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