[Jim Austin says:] I wrote most of this before reading Rita’s 3/19 message; kind of feel like the kid who ‘gets it’ on the last day of school! Post it if and where you think appropriate; goes with the 3/18 post, but may be long for a comment.
My Connection with Rita’s “Nobody goes anywhere” (3/18/16 post).
(I see this information as unique to me; I‘m not suggesting it as a path for others. But it might be useful as one example of connecting to Rita and TGU’s information.)
This past year-plus has been a time of reading/studying/thinking-about-‘living’ the many deep and meaningful concepts/ideas presented by those speaking through Frank (Rita, TGU, etc.) and Frank himself My awareness has grown as has my understanding, in ways large and small; in ways that astound me and, I’m sure, in ways not yet realized.
As I saw and felt the depth and importance of this information, I started asking (on the blog and to guidance) “What can I do in daily life to support this learning process, to help things along?” Rita (still in 3D) asked the same kind of questions (Sphere and Hologram); the responses there, in the blog (now FROM Rita), and from my own guidance were consistent: just live your life, do what you’re doing, and all will be well. Reassuring, but not much for us ‘doer’-types to get our teeth into!
My daily practice comes out of Zen; the foundation is ‘sitting’, what us Westerners want to call meditation but really isn’t. Unlike the (many) usual meditative practices, Zen points toward quieting the mind and self, letting the mind do what it’s meant to do (think thoughts), while building/strengthening the ability to disconnect from those thoughts. Since most thoughts are the product of sensory and/or emotional ‘input’, unhooking from them allows me to shield myself from sensations and emotions (to the extent that I choose to!).
One key for me came from Rita’s “Nobody goes anywhere” message “Nobody. Goes. Anywhere.” !!!!
(Using the spatial/temporal analogy us 3D’ers are stuck with): From that I see clearly that in the past, now, in the future, forever, ‘I’ will be ‘here’; my ‘environment’ is and will be what it has always been: All-D. What changes is my ‘sensors’; specifically, at passing my 3D sensors will be gone, pretty abruptly!
The second key came from Rita’s comment about IMAGINING (a neighbor), “and in so doing you were coming closer to perception in the absence of senses than may have occurred to you.” Several teachers (Seth?) have talked about our non-physical senses; I dimly remember someone listing them. Rita’s remarks confirm that I have those sensors/perceptions and can become more aware of them, now.
So these two keys show me my path forward:
A. My Zen practice (perhaps now more pointed and effective because of the above) helps me reduce the impact of and reliance on 3D senses and thoughts (which will be gone in 3D anyway).
B. In the (more quiet) space created, I am more and more aware of that sense Rita called ‘imagination’; a sense I see is much bigger than I understood.
C. This continued practice facilitates awareness of other non-3D senses/perceptions: ‘guidance’, mind-to-mind communication, etc.
D. Seems like this work supports and helps with the inevitable perceptual changes that Rita speaks of. (Note: there’s ambiguity here between ‘senses’ and ‘perceptions’ (Rita uses the phase “non-sensory perceptions”; looking forward to experiencing this, bypassing the words.)
For me awareness of such sensorial and perceptual change is an important part of making ‘state’ changes (e.g. dying) smoother; understanding as much as possible beforehand seems pretty useful!?
Note that I’m NOT looking to shift my attention from 3D to non-3D; rather I want to expand it in All-D, including more and more of myself, parts that tend to be obscured by time moving forward, powerful sensory inputs, and by the way my attention is pushed and pulled by daily life. That has to be useful each day here in 3D, and ‘after’.