Wednesday, March 14, 2018
7:20 a.m. All right, guys. More?
You are receiving feedback from unknown individuals, indicating that this material has been helpful to them over many years, unsuspected by you.
You mean the woman who wrote that she discovered my blog years ago.
Yes. For you and for everyone, the situation is the same: You never know the full effect of what you do; neither do you necessarily know what is your “real” work and what is “just filling the time.” The kindness you extend to a stranger – possibly only a passing smile – may be used on behalf of that person at a critical time, you can’t know. The slightest thing you do, for well or for ill, may have a great effect on another, and then who can estimate the effects of the changed other, or those changed by those who have been changed? Your opportunities to do good or evil are constant, extensive, and usually veiled (in their effects, anyway) from your conscious 3D awareness.
Again, this is said for all to hear! There is no alibi in saying, “I am only an unimportant person who cannot change the world.” Of course you change the world! Your presence changes the world. Even if you sat in a corner all day, you would be changing the world by what you didn’t do but might have done. This fallacy of insignificance is a major crippler of potential, the “what’s-the-use” factor.
Somebody defined a cynic as a disappointed altruist, or maybe it was optimist. [“Idealist, I think.]
The former, we would say; and there is much truth in that statement. So, in your day to day lives, do you want to spread disappointment or hope and confidence? Give them your case history.
Yes, I was just thinking about that, big surprise.
In late 2005, I left active participation in Hampton Roads Publishing Company and thought I was going to write a book (a book) about healing and guidance. I got sidetracked, so I thought, into talking to Smallwood, then other specific entities, as opposed to “The Guys Upstairs” that I had gotten used to talking to over the previous dozen years or so. This was, I thought, entirely private, but I shared it with the Voyagers Mailing List, a Monroe-oriented list that I had indirectly helped create, which is a different example of the same point you’re making, come to think of it.
No reason not to mention that.
Okay. I was on a list [in the early ‘90s] that was centered on Castaneda, and got involved in talking about Bob Monroe. List owner Tony Sanders got interested in Monroe and created VML even before he himself came to do a Gateway.
Very much unintended, though of course I was delighted. Your point, I take it, is that I touched Tony, Tony created VML and that list touched many, and of course Bob Monroe touched not only me and others who actually met him, but many thousands who did not.
However, stay with the obscurity theme.
Yes. So, in 2003 I had become friends with Melynn Allen, at a TMI program, and in March 2007 she emailed me that I should start a blog because that is what I was doing in effect on VML anyway. So I did, and now this morning I find that a woman I have never met has been receiving assistance from that blog which only existed because Dirk Dunning and I extended a kindness to Melynn [in the 2003 program], and so on and so forth.
The theme should be clear enough. At no time did you see the importance of your day to day activity that you were not concentrating on, that you did as an overflowing of what you are. And neither did Dirk, and neither did Melynn, and neither did Tony, and neither did Bob.
And Bob was helped in crucial ways by, for example – I’m blanking on his name, but he was the only academic (so far as I know) to encourage him.
It is an endless chain, and any given link would have its own chains stretching in various directions. So you wrote your books and wrote your blog and even in doing what you are concentrating on, have little idea of the links connecting to links connecting on to links. And this is disregarding the parts of your life you aren’t concentrating on. Friendship, family, casual meetings, remarks on Facebook, name it. You all exist in a mostly invisible but indestructible web of relationships and always will. As we say, the alibi of “I’m not important” does not wash. The true distinction, and it is not an important one from our view, is visible v. invisible. Each has its advantages.
And, to round off the theme, we should add that there is no final accounting, no end of the chains. While there is life, there are consequences, and consequences of consequences. Those who you have changed, ever so slightly, by your good or evil actions remain changed as the starting place for their future beyond your interaction.
I think that is susceptible to misinterpretation. I get that you are saying, not that they are changed forever, but that the consequences that flow from any one such contact flow from a person who was – slightly or significantly – changed by it.
Yes. Actions have consequences, and, by the way, thoughts and intentions are as potent as overt actions, for remember these interactions take place in All-D, though you perceive them (usually) only within 3D limitations. So, even if you never meet the person again, still you did meet, and perhaps neither of you is unchanged. All the rest of your lives may be affected.
And presumably other lives to come, we being strands.
What is “past life influence” or “Karma” or ingrained [tendency, if not that?]
Charley Tart! That’s the name I couldn’t find. He encouraged Bob Monroe when no one else in academia would have. So, anyone touched by Bob Monroe, no matter how indirectly, owes something to Charles Tart.
It is a good example. And Bob probably did not seem to Charley like the main reason for his own existence, nor the major thing he was there to accomplish. They touched, and enriched each other’s lives, and each went on to do his own life’s work, perhaps never really knowing the extent of his own effect on the other.
And this is enough to make the point.
Only 40 minutes, but [good in that it means] so many the fewer pages to type up – six and a half, though, more than I’d thought. Okay, thanks, and hasta ex proximo.