Monday, March 7, 2016
F: 9:20 p.m. Rita, do you feel like another session now, as I will have things to do tomorrow morning?
R: It is important that you not let this get out of your control. Too much of it will take your vitality. You know you have been told this.
F: Yes. I don’t do more than one a day habitually. But I thought maybe we could make an exception. I could take the dictation, and type it up tomorrow morning instead of trying to do it all at once.
R: We can try. We should both monitor your stamina.
F: Okay with me. Where were you? I felt you were getting close to something really important.
R: Well, yes, I would say so. It ties up your loose ends between two ways of seeing what people call “the afterlife,” as if it were a long epilog, or afterthought, or dead end. One way sees the individually shaped ex-3D soul adjusting to new surroundings and presumably living happily ever after in some vaguely defined way. The other sees the ex-3D soul reabsorbed into the totality from which it was created, realizing that its 3D experience was very small potatoes indeed next to what else he is, and is part of. Where is the reconciliation of the two?
F: Fully human, fully divine.
R: Exactly. Both, not one or the other, and not a little of one and a little of the other. Now – although this may not be strictly accurate – let’s think of it as more a matter of terrain than of difference in nature.
F: And this is where I came in, as we used to say. That’s one of the first things the guys said to me in their part of Muddy Tracks. It’s the same thing, expressing differently depending on the turf they’re in.
R: Well, remember – not exactly. But let’s look at it taking our underlying nature for granted.
Fully human in the 3D environment of separation, of coercive time [meaning, time that drags us along], of limitation of awareness so as to facilitate the need to continually choose.
Fully divine in the non-3D environment focusing on – or rather, taking for granted – one vast obviously interconnected, non-coercive-time, non-limitation of consciousness so as to facilitate the full and easy expression and inter-sharing of what we are, individually and collectively.
Now, this should not be seen as if hermetically sealed. The divine persona interacts with the human continually. In 3D it is experienced as a two-way feedback system of guidance. In non-3D it is experienced as the provision of input from the point of view of the ex-3D souls.
Every ex-3D soul coming over
R: That’s all right. Go do what you just remembered to do. If you feel like continuing afterward, I will be here, and if not, nothing lost.
(9:45) That didn’t take long, and I think we’re good to continue.
R: All right, let’s think of things this way. The ratio of effective knowledge to merely potential knowledge is different in every single ex-3D soul that comes over. No two are alike. The fully awake, fully aware being knows where it is (again) and knows to a large degree what it is – that is, what it is really, as opposed to its 3D guesses. The newly arrived entirely unawakened ex-3D soul moves pretty seamlessly to reproduction of whatever it is that it expects to encounter. A fundamentalist Christian may see Jesus, a Hindu Krishna, et cetera. Confirmed atheists can be stubborn in their insistence on there not being anything, or not being anything but chaos, or perhaps not being anything but clockwork, so to speak – everything strictly running on automatic with no troublesome whiff of a deity or spirits or its own spiritual nature.
The difference in ex-3D souls’ experience will boil down to the question of how awake they are, how much in conscious or unconscious touch with their personal guidance – their non-3D component, their “guardian angel,” however you want to see it. The closer and smoother the connection, the easier the non-3D component can smooth the way.
F: But I’m getting that that doesn’t necessarily mean that someone in good touch with guidance goes right to the deepest level of understanding, or integration.
R: No, that’s right, because although you might not think it right off, that may not be the best place for it.
F: Say more about that.
R: When you come out of the fifth grade, say, there are certain things you have learned and certain aptitudes you have developed. It is a combination of knowledge, skills, and readiness, you see. But that well-functioning individual may be ready and in fact well prepared for sixth grade – that doesn’t mean he’s ready for college, or even for the seventh grade.
There is a tendency in 3D to picture “the afterlife” as stepping into perfection. You know all there is to know, you have perfected yourself by dropping all Earthbound flaws and limitations. Maybe you have expiated all your sins, if your belief-system moves you that way. In any case, it’s pretty much – bang, we’re here, game over.
What kind of an afterlife is that? Is that any improvement over imagining heaven as sitting on clouds playing harps? It is a static concept, and no wonder you can’t get a handle on it – there’s nothing to grasp intuitively.
What there is, instead, is not so different from your life on earth minus the distracting externals. You exist in a sea of others, and all of you have what might be seen as specializations in emotional makeup, in life-experience, in mental constructs, in aptitudes and – what shall we call them? – in negative-aptitudes.
F: By which I take it you mean on the one hand the things we’re particularly good at, and on the other hand, the corresponding defects of our qualities.
R: Of course. Everyone is perfect in that they represent what they are. No one is perfect in that nobody can do everything equally well.
F: I can feel myself wearing down, but can you round this off?
R: Well, the other great distortion is thinking of the non-3D as “the afterlife.”
You have to understand: Nothing is finished. Ever. “Life Goes On” does not refer only to the 3D. Life is eternal, and like anything eternal, it goes through phases
F: I get, alternations in a regular rhythm.
R: Like the ocean tides that come in and go out, forever. Think how bored the ocean molecules would be, or the molecules of air, if they were not continually in circulation. That was said whimsically, but it makes a valid point.
F: So it isn’t in once and out forever, for us.
R: That’s a large topic in itself. What Bob [Monroe] called repeaters are ex-3D souls being reinserted for another go-round. But of the people who long to escape rebirth, some succeed in spending their non-time doing things other than 3D. And 3D, I remind you, means 3D, it isn’t a code word for planet earth. There are plenty of ex-3D souls who never want to return to Earth for any reason, under any circumstances, who nonetheless spend quite a bit of time in 3D, but elsewhere.
F: I’m afraid I’m going to have to quit for now, but we did pretty well. Now I can move on to grumbling about the work of typing it out tomorrow.
R: We have more to look at, in re human and divine, whenever we meet next.
F: Okay, till then.