Why every effort counts
June 3, 2007
9:50 p.m. And still the picture is not even nearly complete. You may contact all the past, all the future, anyone and everyone in the physical or nonphysical part of the world. So just what can’t you reach?
The key is to redefine yourselves, redefine the world, so as to disable the thought systems that disable you by persuading you that it is not possible. It is that simple, that easy, that overwhelmingly powerful.
“But?” For you must feel the presence of an implied “however,” or why hasn’t everyone done it? But – merely – it is harder to do as individuals than as part of the herd. (We gave you this years ago.) The pioneers have to contend against the specific gravity of the species, so to speak. It is harder to do what hasn’t been done, because one’s internal weigher of probabilities and possibilities exerts a formidable drag. The Wright Brothers were aided immeasurably not only by all those who had attempted to build flying machines but – more, in fact – by those who had opened their minds to the possibility of practical flight and had thus hacked invisible paths into the surrounding jungle of certainty that it couldn’t be done. A positive confident attitude did not by itself provide the formulas and experience that led to success – but it did help in ways that are scarcely suspected and never seen.
Anyone reading this and listening to that inner voice saying “yes, that’s the way it is; this actually can be done, though it is going to require work and practice” — just listening to the voice helps break the logjam. Making your own attempts helps more. Overcoming your own skepticism and making the effort to not negate results by declaring that you made it all up helps even more. Working with friends is another step. Coming out into the open about your experiments and your experiences adds vastly to the effect. And so it goes, as each one pioneers as best he or she can. Every attempt – even if made in silence in a darkened room on an island without telephones, so to speak – adds its weight to the scales. We see so clearly on the side what you often have to strain to bring yourselves to believe – every effort counts. You all create together, even when working separately.
And, it should be obvious (but, we would bet, isn’t until we say it) so do we.
It is from lack of a plausible model more than from any other single thing that the division between seen and unseen world has come to seem so absolute. Well, we’ve given you a model to work with. More, we are giving you the tools to do your exploring (and hence your model-repair) with.
That is what this long effort has been about, and really there’s no need to be saying more. Everything you need has been given. It is up to you to do it, or to decline to do it.
That sounds sort of final.
No, it’s just the breaking off of the thread. You can only spend so much time telling people to walk through a doorway. At some point your telling them more becomes a substitute for them doing it.
Yes David – and I can hear that you are David. Who was it, came in, there’s last two entries?
Do you care? If I said William the Conqueror, would it matter, or Robert the Bruce, or Spiderman?
Story would tend to blur perception?
You have the idea. It’s a lot you’ve been learning, this short time.
Are you becoming a stage Irishman?
I’m only adding some local color.
Thanks for all of this.