Wednesday, June 20, 2018
6:30 a.m. I’d like another go, if you’re ready.
One cannot do one’s best work while half not there. This is as true of life itself as of any specific part of life. Presence makes the difference. What woodworker or potter or carpenter works while only half there? It cuts against the grain, so to speak.
However, do not interpret that to mean that dreaming – daydreaming, actively creating, living in a state of reverie, fantasizing – is necessarily not a worthwhile part of a life. But even there, one should be single-mindedly there. You see?
I’m not sure I see anything beyond the obvious.
What is obvious to one will not be to another.
Well, even if your occupation at the moment is day-dreaming, throw yourself into it, don’t do it with half your mind.
That’s what we knew you concluded. That isn’t quite what we mean. It isn’t so much a matter of concentration as of awareness. What you do, know that you are doing it.
You’re going to have to explain that.
People commonly experience the world through a haze of screens, story, automatic association of ideas, many things. You might say you go through life absent-mindedly, and it requires some sort of crisis to get your attention. But it isn’t a matter of intensity of consciousness, nor of single-mindedness, nor of exalted (nor non-exalted) ideals or visions or understandings. It’s just a matter of being there. But what does that mean, “being there”? it means being a clear screen for your non-3D self, you might say. It means channeling the 3D world for the rest of your All-D self. It means being the news reporter you came into 3D to be, whether what you are reporting is the inner life of a sheepherder in Mongolia, or of a drug dealer in Columbia, or a fisherman or farmer or factory worker or store clerk or mother or father or priest or harlot or anything. Every life is a unique window, no matter how many other lives might be described as similar. And everyone’s news report is necessarily personal and unique, no matter how similar.
But isn’t data from someone who is only partly there as valid as any other?
It is. We have said many times that “the other side” has no preferences or judgments about what decisions you make. Well, we may have preferences, but we don’t try to enforce them. You are there to learn what you want to be. There isn’t any other way to learn that but to see what happens when you play in traffic. But we cringe, sometimes, perhaps.
But bear in mind, these conversations are not for everybody, but for those able to comprehend them and interested in implementing them. This pretty much rules out people content with living in a way that is automatic and distracted.
Your lives matter to the whole, as everything interconnects. You sometimes have to stretch to be able to believe that your life matters even to the 3D world you experience, so you may have to take our word that it matters to the All-D world that is so much deeper than the 3D world your senses report (and largely invent). So – live them as best you can, living our your pattern. The 3D world is not what it seems, and there is more to life than you can experience while in 3D, but in 3D is where you are, so make the best of it.
And we do that how?
By being open to it, not shrinking from it. By being awake and not half-awake or asleep. By living in a default state of love, joy, expectation, connection. It isn’t hard, it mostly requires that you decide to be that way, and then remember the decision.
So, you said you were going to give us a few concluding remarks. Were those the ones you meant?
We have given you everything you need, and we wish you well, and for all of you, we aren’t going anywhere – we are available when contacted. That doesn’t mean we may not wish to discuss other things at other times, but this is a reasonable place to pause (or perhaps conclude), yes.
Well, speaking for my friends as well as for myself, we thank you for all this. It has been an enjoyable ride and perhaps cuts even deeper than we know at the moment.
If you will work on your summary – no small project – you will find many questions coming to mind, and we will be very glad to address them as they arise.
That sounds like a plan, thanks. And I get that of course that goes for anybody reading these conversations. As they work the material, they have as much access to answers as I do.
Of course, and that is part of the message we have been delivering all along.
Okay. Till next time, then, whenever that turns out to be. Thanks again.