More from Rita on the TMI Explorers program

Thursday, April 9, 2015

F: 2:40 a.m. The sound of rain on the roof, or against the windows. Is there anything cozier? Yours at no extra charge, Rita.

R: Yes, but you get it only one day at a time, which gives you focus at the expense of diversity, and us the converse.

F: Shall we proceed? Several of us are all ears, waiting for your ideas on the new Explorers program.

R: Recapitulate the points I made, if you will – that is, the four overlapping priorities.

F: Access to information
Learning to obtain that access
Demonstrating new possibilities
Creating a new support system

R: That will serve as a reminder, but equally instructive will be the subtle changes that crept in to your description. Thus I said “new possibility” which seemed to you to mean “new possibilities,” and said “support systems” which you took to mean “a support system.” This is not meant as a chastisement, of course, but as a pointer. First, it is easy for unmeant changes to creep in; second, really new information often seems like grammatical or stylistic awkwardness. As we’ll see. You and I have a close and easy-going connection – think how much greater these potential pitfalls for others in various circumstances. I don’t mean communication between others will always be harder, but it will be sometimes, as it will be easier for other combinations. Just something to note.

It is demonstration and support that I wanted to devote this new session to, and this may take a long time or only a few paragraphs. We’ll see.

F: Interesting that you don’t know. Didn’t you write out your lecture notes?

R: It depends less upon me than upon your reaction as we go along, for different reactions will move us along different timelines (as we’re calling the different possible futures you may choose among), in the same way that q and a develops in 3D as each person reacts to the previous statement or question.

F: Obvious, as you say it – and this explains why sometimes you seem to say something requires only a few words – but then go on at greater length, or vice-versa.

R: Yes. It isn’t wool-gathering from here, but wool-gathering (if it may properly be called that) between the two of us. Your own mental process is as loud to me as your written or spoken word, and so sometimes we proceed down side-trails I hadn’t necessarily intended. This is the greater temptation, or hazard, in that the so-called side-trails are as valid as the so-called main trail. Everything connects, as you’ve heard once or twice.

F: An interesting refinement. I hadn’t quite realized how much the person in 3D helps steer the conversation. Clear now, though. Okay, so it’s up to me to keep you on the strait and narrow, or is it straight and narrow? I will try to limit my own discursive tendencies.

R: You re-read yesterday’s “catch,” as you put it, to have the trend clearly in your mind, and I would recommend that others do so as well, because one disadvantage of providing information in bite-sized amounts is the loss of continuity of – what shall we call it? – emotional framework. That is, I build up a certain thought-bubble, a momentary form for our shared mind, but then the bubble pops as you go off to live your days; the form has to be re-created or at least brought back into mind. It causes slippage.

F: “It” means, the non-3D / 3D situation surrounding communication, I take it.

R: Yes. It may be overcome, and at various times or in various combinations it may be a greater or lesser problem, but it is always a factor. Re-reading to have it in mind is one way to reduce the scattering effect.

Now, this applies directly to what I want to advise TMI about in this regard. It is specifically the difference between the joint mind on the one hand and the dead record of what was accessed by a joint mind, on the other, that has been a major unrecognized limitation in communication – not of course particularly at TMI but everywhere and always. The problem may be overcome if addressed, but only if addressed, and that implies awareness that the problem exists.

F: Are we on the main trail you wish to set out?

R: We are. The third and fourth priorities I set out – not third and fourth in importance, just in the order given – were the demonstration of a new possibility and the need for (and opportunity for) the creation of a new way to support the process.

The new possibility is the creation and maintenance of a continuing joint mind holding a steady focus on a given issue. The way this may be done is by engaging several people at the same time in an overlapping effort, so that the advantages of 3D focus may be brought to bear to overcome the scattering effect of 3D impermanence of attention.

F: Let me paraphrase, to see if I have it right, because I feel like I was just about hanging on, there. I think you are saying, if TMI organizes a group endeavor, and that endeavor engages different individuals so as to stretch out the time that the group mind functions, larger chunks of information can be retrieved, and at the same time those participating can learn by experience to stretch their capacities by joining hands with others. This isn’t what you said, but that’s the underlying sense of it that I got.

R: You are in the right direction, let’s put it that way. Communication between 3D and non-3D has several endemic problems, and this is one way to address and overcome them.

First, of course, is subjectivity.

F: You don’t need to persuade me!

R: No, nor anyone attempting it as a solitary individual, even though you know you are really neither solitary nor individual. But that is how it seems, and without external support, that is how it must seem to others [observing or reading the results], no matter that they trust your intent and your skill. Anyone with first- or second-hand experience will recognize that the question of contamination [i.e. personal elements mingling unnoticed with material being brought forth] must always arise. But group exploration reduces that danger (or let’s say, that flavor, [so as] not to be dramatic).

TMI has programs that engage in group exploration, and it is always a big moment when a participant first receives validation of what seemed a strictly subjective experience from another person’s report. Then they realized that “strictly subjective” may not be the way to think of it. Well, so here. Structure joint exploration of information, rather than joint exploration of experience (such as “experience the reception center,” etc.) and you will smooth out perceived eccentricities of description, you will correct for eccentricities of perception, you will provide automatic reinforcement of belief in the accuracy of perception, and you will achieve much greater volumes of information transfer. That is a lot of upside potential!

F: It certainly is. Is that phrase taken from my mind, or are you speculating in stocks, over there?

[And here is an example of the nuances of such communication. I heard “upside potential” quite clearly – that is, I didn’t hear audio, but the word were quite clearly what I was to write — but I hesitated, because I thought, that had to come from me, I never heard Rita talk of “upside potential” or anything like it. She didn’t have a lot of interest in money, and none in speculation. But like a good boy I put down what I got, and like the skeptic that I am, I made my reservation about it into a question, which turned out to lead where she wanted us to go.]

R: Funny you should mention that. Remember the investment group that speculated in the [silvers] market by means of cooperative remote-viewing?

F: I see. That’s one practical model of how this might be organized.

R: In the one aspect of organization, yes. Not necessarily the remote-viewing protocols. But the new Explorers could easily begin as a six-day residential seminar devoted specifically to creating the conditions for continued joint-minded exploration.

F: Aimed for specific information, I suppose.

R: The specific aims are less important than clear understanding of why it is being done, which is, to facilitate the creation of an on-going continuous joint exploration which people could enter into, leave, return to, as they were so moved and as they were enabled by their life-circumstances.

F: That’s very interesting.

R: And let’s leave it there for the moment, with the additional comment that I invite questions either for the public domain as here or for private consumption by those who are in charge of installing the new program.

F: And of course I’m not the only nozzle in this drip-trickle system.

R: Indeed not. That would run counter to the program, would it not?

F: Okay, very interesting, and we thank you, and I look forward to our next chat, whether tomorrow or whenever.

R: As always, you have our gratitude on this side for your willingness to bring forth the information. I recognize how important it is to you, but also what internal obstacles you have had to overcome to arrive here.

F: Worth it. Till later, then.

17 thoughts on “More from Rita on the TMI Explorers program

  1. Hi Frank. Thank you for receiving and sharing this information.

    Are any other nozzles on the drip system making their conversations with Rita public?

  2. From those of us still ensnared in linear time (when we’re not meditating or OBE) wishing a happy 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War to Joseph Smallwood.

    1. You know, it’s funny you bring that up. I was just thinking last night, I have let the war’s 150th anniversaries pass almost unnoticed (except Gettysburg, of course) and I think this is because Joseph and I are finally at rest about the whole thing. When my friend Jim Szpajcher and I visited Fredericksburg together, we visited the Union cemetery, and — I think because my (Joseph’s) healing was complete — I looked at those old, old oak trees growing amid the graves and I thought, or let’s say I emotionally realized, “it was a long, long time ago.” And ever since then the war has left me alone.

  3. “The specific aims are less important than clear understanding of why it is being done, which is, to facilitate the creation of an on-going continuous joint exploration which people could enter into, leave, return to, as they were so moved and as they were enabled by their life-circumstances.”

    Holy Toledo!! I love it! The whole concept as described here and in the last recording is organic and brilliant. Hope I can be involved!

    Kate
    Kate

  4. And just to add another layer to all of this, it seems obvious to me that the process is active regardless of whether it is being framed in TMI activities or not. A bit like Bells Theorum which states that on the quantum level two particles once in contact will act like one, ever after.

    It is bigger than anyone can imagine.

    What we are really doing is creating a container for all the drips.

      1. Actually Frank you are doing an excellent job of creating a container of awareness that is already expanding beyond the borders of TMI, and I think this sort of thing needs to be done in a slightly anarchic manner.

        Hoses with holes laid on the ground become excellent drip feeds for the vegetable garden.

        A holey (holy) endeavour indeed!

  5. It would seem TMI is a natural home base for such a worthy endeavor, and therefore has to have a high degree of “desire” and “ownership”. Nevertheless, a little involvement early on from non corporate TMI, might be very helpful. It’s up to TMI of course to “reach out” for that input, but first they have to really want to take the lead. It sounds like Rita is working on that in her own way.

    I can understand why removing subjectivity is necessary for accurate reception, to maintain purity of the information being transmitted. But also that subjectivity comes from the unique perspective that each brings to the party, especially when it comes to interpreting and understanding the information. It seems to me that both the pure information and various subjective “takes” on it are both valuable and worth preserving separately for downstream consumption.

    Setting up the support may be more challenging than getting volunteers. It still will be desirable I would think to disseminate the product of the process, meaning the information has to be “captured” and preserved and made accessible in some form. Even with Rita’s suggested revised prolonged process of joint mind engagement, how would the dead record effect be eliminated for those who are not directly involved, but consumers of the results? I think she indicated that awareness of the problem can lead to a solution, but didn’t suggest a solution. I would think that needs to be addressed up front.

    No doubt at some point someone has to deal with resources (people, facility, money) for this support. I believe there would be no lack of any of these resources, given the potential benefits. But the organization and pulling together those aspects will take some work.
    John

    1. Bear in mind, the original question to Rita was posed by Al Dahlberg, who not only knew Rita well but over many years has been a respected member of TMI’s board of directors; hence, TMI’s interest may be taken for granted, given that Al’s question was framed in the context of a decision already taken (to resume the Explorers program) and was more a question of “what would be the best way to do it, and what should we think of doing?”

      Abraham Lincoln once said, and I have quoted this more than once over the years, “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and we will find a way.” It seems to me that the first steps are already being taken. I am hopeful.

  6. Hello, well knowing myself a European (as such) this time around, I have always been interested in history. And once had a vivid dream of being a 14 year old girl in the South (among the Federals) during the civil-war. And in the dream I had a close girlfriend living at one of the large Plantations with slaves on their property. I was not among the very rich and wealthy though, but belonged to the white middle-class citizens.
    One of the last “pictures” (a kind of a movie-sequence)… watching myself as the young girl, finding a flat-bottomed row boat by the riverside (all alone) and rowing the boat down the river. I had the feeling in the dream of visiting my friend to see if she still would be at home on The Plantation, because I had heard rumors about her family having fled their property because union soldiers were in the area.
    Peculiar indeed because in the dream I FELT I was doing it without permission.
    And arriving at the Plantation, could watch the lovely Residence all “intact”, but no slaves or people to see. I could see the front-door was open, and went into the hallway, looking up the stars to the upper floor. Nothing to see. And then opening up the big door to the living room there, AND there seeing a stranger with a strange blue uniform (dirty and filthy looking) lying on the coach sleeping — became very scared, and running back to the river bank were the boat was moored. And when rowing back on the river felt mourning of what had been lost.

    BUT, the memory of my close girl-friend “back then” are not “the end” of the story — because she and I have met “again” in this life-time, and have been close friends since long time back.
    SHE is living in the same way as she did back then. I am laughing, because she and her husband built (25 years ago) a large house almost identical with The Plantation Style of the House (such as by the wealthy Southeners back then). AND she loves The Old-Fashioned Style from the 18th century. I have told her about the dream (she is one of the rare friends you can tell everything),and she replied she had felt “the close” bond between us.

    I have a book titled,”Echoes from the Battlefield.” First-Person Accounts of Civil War Past Lives, by Barbara Lane.
    Or else agree in “to let go” (of time “in the past”), and to make peace with it.

    I`m very grateful as ever for all your work Frank….even of to “an outsider.”
    Smiles, Inger Lise.

    1. Thanks again for your fascinating glimpse into your own life.

      I had a good friend, Robert Clarke, who lived his whole life in the North of England, in the pottery district. (He and I connected first via email, and though we met only twice, on two of my trips to England — he never crossed the ocean — our minds and values ran parallel. We were “old friends newly met.”

      Robert was pretty sure he had been an American in his previous life, as I was sure I had been an Englishman (well, a Welshman, but perhaps more English than the English, in effect). Late in life he sent me a book about Robert E. Lee and I had the oddest feeling that Robert had *been* Lee. Today I would say Lee was a major strand of his.

      Politically they had nothing in common, but their character and emotional “feel” were very similar. Robert Clarke, like Robert E. Lee (and like Lincoln, of course) was a man without hatred, a gentle humble soul with a straightforward approach and a clear-thinking intellect. I don’t know if Robert E. Lee was particularly interested in his own English antecedents, but he, like Washington before him, was very much in the mold of an English gentleman.

      So we all seem to interact, life after life connecting via strands (or via another agency i haven’t figured out). Life is certainly more interesting and more intricate than it sometimes appears.

      1. Thanks a whole lot in telling Frank!
        And yes indeed,agree with you a 1oo%.
        We are meeting each others time and time again and again.

        I am to recall one friend in the former Edgar Cayce study-group asking(quite desperate):”How on Earth is it possible of us ever to overcome The Wheel of Reincarnation(s)?” We,in the same group back then, could not but laugh–but in a way it is a good question.

        LOL, Inger Lise.

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