Rita — All is well

Monday February 2, 2015

F: 4 a.m. Good morning, Miss Rita. Charles suggests these questions for today. First, James Austin asks for ways to make your statements practical. To wit:

[“I’m requesting Rita’s insights on ways of living life that help one turn her words into personal experience…. She speaks of having an awareness that made her transition to the non-physical simple and ‘seamless’; are there practices that can help me grow more like that?”]

F: Let’s start with that.

R: You know, it is less a matter of practices or exercises – certainly not of ritual or mere belief without experience – and more of a reorientation of one’s being. Like everything we have to discuss, the explanation of why takes considerably more than the easy statement of that.

F: I think I bollixed up that last sentence, my mind half elsewhere. A moment while I refocus.

All right.

R: The reason I didn’t have to be reoriented as I dropped the body is that I had oriented myself while still in the body. That is, I did not come to die thinking that it was the end, or that an afterlife in some vaguely less physical body would continue life as though I was still in physical conditions. I knew that I didn’t really know what awaited, but I also knew that it would be all right. My last years were a process of letting go of much that I had thought I knew, but replacing the belief that I knew with a confidence that all was well, all was always well, which “the guys” had repeated to us many times.

F: In a sense, you could say you died in faith.

R: That’s true. Not faith in a particular Christian way. Not faith in New Age or other beliefs. Not faith in the descriptions “the guys” had given us, nor even in the many evidences they had given us of our own extended abilities, with all that promised. Faith, instead, in that all was well. Faith like a child’s faith. All was well, and I could trust: I didn’t have to die worrying if I would do it “right” or would need retrieval or would be “saved” in any way.

So, to answer this question simply, I would say, practice living in faith that all is well, all is always well.

Now, maybe your reaction is to say “that is merely abstract, and of no practical value.” Or perhaps it will strike you as a platitude, or as no work at all. But I tell you – not you, Frank, obviously; you heard it just as I did, and in the same way, but for the sake of any who don’t yet feel it – this reorientation will change your life, and your being. You will begin to live in a different kind of world, and it will transform everything.

If you live knowing that “all is well, all is always well,” can you live in fear and anger? Can you experience that gnawing sense of inadequacy, or the helplessness of someone trying to steer a raft safely through a cataract? Can you look at politics and world affairs in the same way?

F: I seem to remember you following politics on CNN every day, right to the end. I couldn’t understand that.

R: The things you occupy yourself with don’t matter nearly as much as the mind you bring to them. I watched CNN, you read about the Civil War, or read mystery novels, or whatever. The content seems wildly different, but the base from which we operated was very clearly aligned. In just such a way, two sisters might be much alike in their way of seeing the world even if their activities and daily lives did not resemble each other’s.

[At the moment, I thought she was referring to her and her sister in that life. Now I wonder if this implied that she and I had been sisters once. Or maybe she merely used sisters where I would have used brothers, feminist that she was.]

F: But I interrupted.

R: Not really. The point is made, because it is a simple one. Living in faith that all is well, all is always well is much like making a habit of using the waterfall to replenish the body’s energy and correct its patterns. It isn’t the specific exercise that changes you; it’s more that the change manifests in your exercises, or – more broadly – in your life.

F: It is the strangest thing, even after more than 20 years of doing this, to be writing out an answer even while wondering if it makes sense or is a repetition or is chasing its tail. Speaking of living in faith!

In any case, I’m not certain our friends will see your statement as an exercise, as a practical means of change.

R: Perhaps this will help them see it. You cannot live your life believing that all is well without soon coming to realize that you are trusting your own non-physical awareness; you are allowing yourself to be guided by the non-3D part of you that has your wisdom and has a broader view of your circumstances than you can [have]. Can a lifetime of living aligned with your non-3D guidance not leave you in a good place when you step off from the raft that was your physical life onto the terra firma of non-3D awareness?

F: Michael Langevin asked a similar question. Have you already answered it?

[“Has Rita spoken of how she best prepared her mind and spirit? An unprepared mind would not be able to comprehend, though it might observe. I am curious what 3D activities, practices, skills serve our expanded 3D selves most?”]

R: I am reluctant to prescribe specific practices – I now see why the guys were similarly reluctant – lest the letter of it overcome the spirit of it. You can each find your own paths, and one person’s path will be different from another’s – perhaps from all others – as your lives and aspirations are different. What is important is the pole-star. Fix your orientation on the Copernican Shift from the 3D-self being in control to the Larger Being, which you participate in via your non-3D-self, and the job is done. Any ritual or habit or practice that appeals to you will serve, if it serves to orient you properly.

F: Everything I have learned, these past 20 years and more, seems to me to reflect something Jesus is reported to have said, reinterpreted out of the 3D-self understanding through which his words were seen. In this case, the need for a child’s faith. I still maintain that someone should be going through the world’s scriptures, seeing what will seem different when seen through new eyes.

R: Well, I can hear that argument with more sympathy now!

F: I’m smiling. All right, James Austin also asks about experiencing the underlying aspects of time.

[“{Rita} says we misunderstand time because we ‘roll’ the experience/effect of other ‘dimensions’ into our perceptions of time. Are there ways I can better experience those dimensions and learn to separate them from my experience of time?”]

R: I understand the question, and the motivation for the question, but that’s addressing the question wrong-end-to. Unpacking the question of higher dimensions from our experience of time is an effect more than a cause, a consequence of a more vital quest, which is for ever-greater consciousness.

Let me say this carefully. In a way, it doesn’t make the slightest difference how you perceive or don’t perceive the higher dimensions. In a way it doesn’t matter how you conceptualize them. In a way.

In another way – seen from another viewpoint – unpacking these questions may serve to reorient you so as to loosen 3D’s hypnotic effects. But that is all it’s good for.

Did St. Francis worry about the higher dimensions versus our experience of them as being part of time? Did Thoreau or Emerson? Did I, for that matter?

F: I understand; what I don’t know is whether others will. Let me paraphrase. If we live our lives as best we an, we don’t need to worry about higher dimensions conceptually. Your discussing them was merely to help loosen the mental bonds formed of a less complete scheme. But reorientation per se does not depend on our experiencing dimensions differently. It depends on our seeing ourselves differently.

R: That is what I said, yes.

F: So the bottom line is, reorient around “all is well, all is always well” and stop believing in the reality of what is being reported.

R: Stop believing that things mean what they are reported to mean. An earthquake doesn’t non-exist just because you don’t hear of it, or you disbelieve in reports of it. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that the gods are angry, or that the world is coming apart, or that it was engineered by secret forces physical or otherwise. You understand – the phenomena exist. But do they mean what people take them to mean? Are they in fact what they seem to be? What is their relevance to your life as you fashion it, and what is their relevance as indicator, if you continue to believe a priori that all is well, all is always well?

F: That sounds like a place to pause, and that’s our hour. Thanks, Rita. Charles tells me that this is our 31st session already. You’re going to owe me quite a bit of lost sleep.

R: Yes, but I told you, after Gateway in 1979 I lost all my capacity for being guilt-tripped.

F: A pity. Well, next time.

2 thoughts on “Rita — All is well

  1. Please ask Rita to expand on the idea that “all is well”. I’ve had the rug pulled out from under me repeatedly since 2008 and all definitely does not feel like it’s “well”. How do we cultivate that attitude while living with extreme challenges in which the silver lining is no where evident? How does one trust in the non-3-D portion of Self, that really doesn’t seem to have my back, let alone giving my 3-D self some idea of how these circumstances serve the theme of “all is well”? thanks

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