Friday, December 2, 2017
7:25 a.m. All right, my friends. Last time, I think you wanted to talk about good and evil within our perceived 3D reality, only we got diverted. Still want to talk about that? Or, do you have something else in mind?
Did you ever wonder how a topic and a moment of time come together?
That’s an odd way to put it.
It [the way of putting it] stems from the way the subjects look to us.
The analogy that sprang to mind is how the Irish, in speaking English, spoke through their accustomed grammar and syntax, resulting in a very different form of English. No need to limit it to the Irish, I suppose, but they are the most prominent examples, maybe because they were the colonial people who came here with the longest experience of living under the English. Black Africans added native words – goobers, say – and Indians added expressions (Great Spirit) as well as specialized vocabulary like “canoe.” Other immigrants added vocabulary, I guess. But maybe only the Irish brought in a new way of talking by twisting their accustomed Gaelic way of speaking and preserving it in English. Probably everything I’m saying is wrong, and I’m not sure why I’m even going on about it.
You will remember that you woke up with a fragment of a dream, and the words “conscious channel.” When you wrote that down, you misremembered, and added “of communication,” but that didn’t distort it. Let’s talk about the process of communication. You may think you’ve exhausted the subject already, but not so.
What we want to talk about is that twist that takes place between the source and the receiver. You have become accustomed to thinking of difficulties in communication as problems of focus, but it is a subject more complicated than that.
Let us define terms. You in 3D are a subset of you as you exist in full. That is, you in All-D, your full self, is experienced by you as [being] a 3D self and a non-3D self. (Often enough, the non-3D self is not even experienced at all, but we will confine the discussion to the better-case scenario.)
Your full self, in turn, is a subset of a Sam, its creator, its parent. There is no interruption between a Sam and its creatures. However, bear in mind that, at the same time, a Sam and its creatures are not identical. By definition, a Sam is itself and whatever number of subsets it has created. Any one of those subsets is not the same as the creator and all the other subsets. So – difficult in words and logic, but the reality may be intuited – you and your Sam both are and are not identical.
A case for four-value logic, in which a thing may be “both A and B” or “neither A nor B” as well as either “A = B” or “A not = B.”
So, you function as an autonomous individual (within the now-understood limits of the word “individual”), responsible for your own 3D existence. Additionally, you sometimes or continuously experience conscious communication with your non-3D component. The degree and continuity of communication defines the conditions of your mental and psychic life while in 3D.
Additionally, you may experience something of the nature of your Sam. They may come as blinding insights, or as unshakable certainties, or as inexplicable but undoubtable realities. We won’t speak more of this, at least not at the moment, but only note that the experience does occur.
Our non-3D acting as the intermediary, I take it?
More like your non-3D portion having an expanded awareness on the one hand and a clear channel to you on the other hand. And although we don’t intend to talk about it, lest we get distracted from the main point at the moment, let us remind you that not everything the 3D consciousness happens to perceive directly concerns it. Sometimes, you overhear.
Our inexplicable dreams?
Among other manifestations.
And, like children, just because we perceive does not mean we properly understand.
Of course. So, the point here is that you in 3D do not exist in isolation, but you can’t be said to exist in firm communication, either. Sometimes there is static; sometimes there is interruption (at least, as perceived on your end). And even when the channel is clearest, without static, without interruption, you yourselves, by what you are, innocently and silently twist what you hear into your familiar patterns, like native Gaels speaking English.
I have questions, but I get that I should defer them.
Let’s set out the argument first and elaborate it, or critique it, afterwards. Our point here is that what you may see as a regrettable deficit may equally fairly be seen as a fact of life to be accepted. Is the Irish or Jewish [or, it occurred to me later, the Pennsylvania Dutch] variant of the English language as spoken necessarily a detriment? May it not be seen as the spice of life? Similarly with each of you. Your being, your essence, which means among other things your accumulated store of assimilated experience, goes into the creation of the window into 3D that you are. So naturally the non-3D as it flows in will have an accent, so to speak. That is not a defect but a fact of life, and a spice, and even a set of clues.
And our varying views of life may be clues for each other?
They may if you are of a mind to use them that way. But that mindset – like any mindset – is in itself part of your “twist,” part of the filter through which you experience and express your life. Can you see the relevance of this to the subject of good and evil in 3D life?
Huh! That’s an unexpected twist. I at least have a sense of it, but not enough that I would be able to express it clearly.
Each of you speak “3D” with an accent. The things you have been through in your existence since creation out of your Sam, plus the level of openness to input from your orienting non-3D component (that level being, itself, a product of past experience and resolutions, or, say, experience and consequent decisions), make each of you an individual unit, a different window, into 3D for the Sam and what is behind the Sam. You are a window, and a voice, and an accent.
But what it is that you experience, and express? Is it not everything that is manifest and unmanifest, within the limits of your capacity?
I think that sentence is likely to be misinterpreted.
Rephrase it, then.
We, by what we are, express only what we can experience. Some experiences are closed to us, some cannot be properly interpreted, some are ambiguous, and only some are straightforward, or anyway seemingly so.
All true. But there is one more nuance that may not be clear.
We are transceivers. We receive, but we also broadcast, and what we broadcast is as much a part of our nature as what we can receive.
And hence to an interaction with good and evil; also with virtue, vice, sins and assistance.
Think what you may, evil exists, for you. You may talk around it and say it is merely the absence of good or whatever, but the fact remains, some things will be evil in relation to your system of values. That being so, why go out of your way to prove yourself “too enlightened” to believe in evil? In practice, evil exists for each of you. You don’t all have the same lineup of suspects, you don’t have the same list [of evils], but you all have a list. This isn’t an error and it isn’t an accident. It is inevitable. That’s 3D – limitation and choice.
The same values that lead you to see certain things as evil lead you to see other things as good. (These need not be opposites; they may be quite unrelated to one another. An evil – cruelty, say – may coexist with a good that is not its opposite — nurturance, perhaps.)
From these values spring rules or guidelines to maximize your goods and minimize your evils. Habits and choices may help you, and you call them virtues, or they may obstruct, and you call them vices.
And as we have said many times, the seven deadly sins are not so much prohibitions as warning signs: “These are some ways of missing the mark. They lead in the wrong direction.”
That’s right. Like any generalized statement, different parts will apply to different individuals. What is an endless struggle for one will not even disturb another – but that other will have demons of his or her own to contend with.
I hear you; I’ll name them, according to my acronym LEG CAPS. Lust, envy, gluttony, covetousness, anger, pride, and sloth or ennui. Pride is traditionally chief of all.
And there is your hour, plus some.