Saturday February 4, 2006
I was a little reluctant to send out that piece from Joseph.
Sure! He might not exist!
Well, scoff – but you know my fears on the matter. Especially with people like the son of bitch who wrote a “memoir” with made-up stories “to make a better story” – so that of course the result will be that people will be inclined to disbelieve honest memoirs that contain anomalous incidents.
Not your problem though of course we understand your concerns.
I wonder sometimes if you do. A little verification would go so far – it would go a long way.
And then you’d want more; there isn’t an end to the process, you know. It is always a choice between fear and trust.
Well, but there’s course-correction, too! Once in a while we like to see navigational beacons while we’re driving the boat through the night!
Sunday February 5, 2006
(9:30 p.m.) This is getting to be absolute habit, and not one I mind at all. My friends?
It is in routine that you will find salvation. When your routine was to waste time, or burn it reading, or do anything but what you wanted, your life was unhappy not because of what you were or were not doing, but because you were not doing what you wanted to do, didn’t even know what it was, couldn’t figure out how to find out. No formula for happiness. Now you know that you want to – and can – stay in closer touch, work, and all is well. Don’t lose that. It matters not so much for your work as for your own peace of mind and happiness. Notice how restless and depressed you get when you merely fill time. Well, now use such times to do chores, to prepare ground, to accomplish the clearing of the way for when and what you wish to do.
[Monday, February 6, 2006]
Joseph, a word with you before I set out to do other things (unless you have a full-scale transmission for me; I am always happy to receive them). It is a good thing we’re doing for Hank. [A confederate soldier who is a “past life” of my friend Jim Szpachjer. Joseph and I wrote Hank a letter, so to speak, extending a hand.]
A good thing “on many levels” as you say, for remember, everybody touches on everybody. Changing your state of being changes who you hang out with. You see? Let’s let “the guys” as you say handle this one. There isn’t a need to come through my persona on this.
I don’t quite understand, but go ahead, friends.
Start with the concept of the individual as a ring holding threads that pass through it and connect to other rings. Any individual is a connector of an innumerable number of threads, a huge number of strings made by weaving threads together (an analogy, bear in mind), cords made of string, ropes made of cords, cables made of ropes. We’ve never spelled this out in any detail mainly because elaborating on an analogy is likely to do as much harm – by making an analogy seem more concrete than it is – as good. But still, you could look at it that way.
Well, an individual on your side is both freed and constrained by your circumstances in 3D Theater. Freed, because you can associate with unlike others, and because you experience the advantages in perspective of delayed consequences. Hampered, constrained, in that you can be only in one place at one time and are less able to see and feel connections as strongly as you feel separations. You understand, we are speaking in shorthand here, as we know you know what we mean, as the result of five years’ familiarity with the structure. As always, feel free to interpret for others, treating our words as aides and guides, not as deathless prose or scripture.
This being true, conversations between our side and ours offer us on this side potential changes of circumstance perhaps more drastic even than the ones offered you, because here, if you change, everything changes, instantly. (Well, sort of. But we leave qualifiers for another time.)
If Hank is bitter and resentful and dies that way, the bitterness and resentfulness carries over; it is a part of completed-Hank and how is he to change it from here? It is in 3D Theater that you have your best chance to shape yourselves, mold yourselves – not surprisingly, as that is what it is for! Association with unlike others, and delayed consequences (or what might be called persistence of form) allow and encourage and almost but not quite require that you spend your lives choosing (if only be default) what you will be. What you begin from is not under your 3D control, but all else is. Laugh at anyone who denies free will – s/he is using free will in choosing to be persuaded by whatever factors convince him or her that free will does not exist.
On this side, though, we have neither constraints of one-time-one-place in the same way you do (ours exists in a different way) or delayed consequences (again, we experience it, but radically differently, as we have explained other-when).
Because the field upon which we live is so different from yours, you and we offer each other complementary advantages. We can give you broader perspectives, and can facilitate communication regardless of space and time. You can put us into spaces we cannot go ourselves, or can go only very laboriously and indirectly, and then not often or long.
As always it takes us many words to say the simplest things not because we are not pointed consciousness but because we cannot see how to make a true or helpful statement without at least sketching in some minimal context.
If you, in a body, interact with someone no longer in a body – as you easily can by the thoughts and emotions you feel for them, about them – and the prayers or curses you will to send them – you can affect who they are; which affects what kinds of others they now gravitate toward, or feel comfortable with. The language dictates concepts like “change” and “movement” and we don’t have time – you don’t have time, this Monday morning – to correct the mistaken nuance. Just remember that nearly everything that can be said is analogy.
If you forgive someone, or if you so act as to elicit forgiveness from someone, the connections between the sides are to that extent altered. If there has been a chain of hatred, say, you on your side feel it as thought it were “merely” psychological. We on our side experience it as an external constraint. That’s perhaps the best way to put it. By altering those bonds you move us – you allow us to move – in a much more real and nearly tangible way than you commonly suspect.
What are prayers for the dead, but the offering of energy to them that will allow them to “move” higher – they themselves being relatively helpless to change what they are, once they leave a body.
There is much more to say, but our judgment is that this is better said “later” (in your frame of reference) after you finish the book on healing and guidance. There is plenty of material for Iona or Muddy Tracks 2 when you are ready for it.
Thanks as always. Very satisfying, to see things gradually building over the years, as we accustom ourselves to concepts, live in those understandings, and are then ready for more.
Be not surprised though to be misunderstood and misinterpreted. Comes with the territory, you know.
I do. It won’t kill me, probably.