Tuesday, March 27, 2018
5:50 a.m. Ready when you are.
Hold just a little longer, that your center may form for the session. [Pause] And at some time you will want to describe what you are learning – or remembering – about the process. The means of communicating via ILC [Intuitive Linked Communication] rather than mediumship or trance-work will be worth spelling out at some length, or rather in some detail, because for some people it will be the available path in a way that other processes are not.
A separate essay, I suppose.
Yes, even a short book perhaps. But at another time. It could be on the same days that you elicit this information, but not while you do it.
Yes, I understand. A dredging operation, I take it.
The material is all there, in past conversations, in your memories, and in what will arise when you hold your mind to the question of the “how” of the process.
Maybe I’ll add an exercise to my weekend workshop. Okay, so today?
We continue to encourage you (anyone reading this, as usual) to widen your nets. Focus more intensely than ever before, but make your area of focus wider, not narrower. That gives you [Frank] enough to explain.
Okay. I get that you want us to learn to do two seemingly contradictory things at the same time. But let me center a little more.
It’s like this. There is ordinary consciousness – what Bob Monroe called C1. Different for everyone, but what it has in common across platforms (so to speak) is that it is somewhat random, somewhat flickering or erratic, somewhat diffuse. Any given person may be highly intense, or less so, or not at all; may be very broadly interested in many things, or less so, or quite limited in scope; may be inclined to be, or less so, or not at all, motivated and skilled at prolonged periods of concentration, and / or analysis of what is experiences, and / or sensitive and reflective to meanings. All this varies with the individual, but what it all has in common is probably greater than the differences among us.
When we learn to focus our attention on a subject (or, seen another way, on an object), we concentrate in one way. When we learn to focus our attention-apparatus itself (regardless of an object to focus on), we concentrate ourselves in a different way. The first is setting our attention upon an object, the second is setting the dial of our attention to a certain point regardless of object.
Close enough, although a clarifying image would help greatly.
Well – the first concentrates upon the object on the microscope slide, and the second concentrates on the adjustment the microscope lens is set at.
Better. All right, and we are asking you to learn to focus harder on more. More intensely, on a wider scale. We want to help you to get used to minute examination of a wider field of vision. It isn’t impossible, and it isn’t even particularly difficult once you acquire the knack and the habit, but it does require focused intent, and then practice. Specialists already do the former, and generalists the latter. Now combine the two approaches.
So, here we have been examining in some detail the reality of your 3D lives in their greater context – “past lives,” strands, Sams, All-D interactions, etc. – and by this point anyone who has absorbed what we have been saying, and has found resonance with it, has acquired a fairly stable mental context or platform. Recently we have been widening the focus again, by moving into “different” or “unrelated” or “discursive” fields such as theology and now ideology and politics.
You may be just beginning to see how consideration of vast impersonal forces and the question of their interaction with structured All-D minds in their limited context changes the context. Your lives are lived less in thought than in emotion, and we are helping refocus your ideas about life (which can sometimes verge toward almost chilly abstraction, or say relatively lifeless, un-lifelike, abstraction) to better take into account the forces you actually live among.
It will serve each of you to make a crib sheet – a very short outline – of the pillars of the worldview we have been presenting as you yourself understand it. A skeleton will clarify your understanding if only by the occasional blankness you will experience in connecting gaps in your understanding. This is a way to make it more yours, less a borrowed artifact.
But – to continue. Your religious opinions, your political and ideological opinions, must be taken into account if you are to know yourselves. And if you do not know yourselves to the best of your ability at any given moment, how can you progress? One can only build upon what one has, and what one has is that which is made conscious to the 3D mind. All the resources of the All-D mind are available, if only through this ILC process, but until something is associated with other things in the living present moment – which is almost a definition of consciousness – it cannot be used, scarcely apprehended, because only of limited and scarcely useable use.
“Useable use!” But I know what you mean, and it is too disruptive to seek for better phrasing.
Yet you do so nonetheless. Well, we sympathize.
To continue: If you do not inter-associate the contents of your mind, they do not coalesce to form a higher, more complex structure, and that is what we are about, here. In doing the work of associating what had previously been separate, you create a platform upon which to climb toward a higher consciousness. Pardon the physical analogy but it is nearly unavoidable. Get your coffee refill, Frank, but return to this mental point, for it is the point of today’s discussion.
There would be only limited value in providing a new model of human existence as compound beings living in the 3D crucible if we left it abstract and tidy. Life is neither abstract nor tidy; by design. The material being melted in a retort does not experience the flame as abstract nor as tidy. Instead, it experiences it as very personal, and perhaps as destructive, perhaps as liberating, perhaps as both. Well, don’t wall off the untidy reality of your lives and think you have come to a greater understanding. You have, in a way, but, to the degree that you wall off your experiences, you have, shall we say, overspecialized to the point of distortion. A person who is a geologist lives a life that is more than rocks, however fascinating he may find them. Someone suffused in military science, say, will find himself on very different ground should he fall in love, or have a transcendent experience such as an NDE. (Not that falling in love is not, itself, a transcendent experience.)
So, in brief: Take all that you know of yourself and add it to your microscope’s field of vision. You needn’t – can’t – do it in public. This is between you and yourself. But you can’t lie to yourself either, not and get any benefit from it. Therefore, you now must range beyond our explanations, using them only as guidelines (as, indeed, is all they have ever been). Now you must bring to light all that is hidden within you, hidden from you, stashed away by you as uncomfortable, unacceptable. And, therefore, you must move into areas you have until now left unexplored. If you are religious, you must dare blasphemy. If you are secular – still more if you are materialist – you must dare superstition. Scientists must move among the unscientific, even anti-scientific mind, as Carl Jung was forced to explore the mentality of the alchemists. Mystics must resign themselves to system and order. A lot of “musts,” and you understand, they are “musts” only if you wish to go that way. No one can force anyone to do the exploration with its attendant growth. It’s up to you. Only, if you do want to go in a certain direction, you must take whatever crops up on the way. You can’t commit and not-commit at the same time. You don’t explore by staying within the confines of what has been mapped out.
I get that you haven’t quite nailed it.
The point is this. To follow – to participate in – the coming stages, you will need to willingly enter into uncomfortably alien terrain. You don’t need to follow, and you can turn around at any point, but what you can’t do is explore and also stay home unchanged.
What this means specifically is that the whole world around you will actually throw up to you all your unthought thoughts, your unacted desires, your unacknowledged predilections. It won’t always tickle. But to understand yourself, to consciously build the requisite base for a more complete and more complex self capable of greater things, there is no other way. Thus, theology. Thus, politics. Thus, your personal psychology and biography, all thrown into the mix.
And that is enough for now.
It does make the overall design a little clearer, I think. Thanks as always.