Thursday, August 26, 2010
5:30 AM. Ready.
In your work with “robots” or in any healing work involving mobilizing the unconscious mind of the person you’re working with, you have been led to act “as if” the shoulder, say, or the knee, or the nervous system, or whatever, were a separate consciousness of limited intelligence acting for the good of the whole as it understood the good (which misunderstanding often causes the trouble, or anyway expresses it). You probably don’t quite remember that this approach originally “came to you” as an innate knowing. In any case you have developed a system out of your experience at contacting parts of your bodies and communicating with them.
Now, we want to approach this subject for the sake of the light it throws upon the subject of “as above, so below.” Yet we cannot merely refer to things that have happened to you – Frank – without explaining them, and to explain them would take too long and would divert attention.
(This is one small example of the way teaching new understandings is hampered by the limitations imposed by consciousness in time-space, functioning through the brain. It’s like the early days of computing, when limited RAM meant that instructions had to be structured in such a way that progress could be made by doing a tiny task, swapping that out, doing another, swapping that out, then doing a tiny task using the results of previous operations, etc. Thus the way in which we proceed, and thus, the content of the sessions.)
You will have to do your best to remember the other symbols we have been creating – that is, the other information we have already processed – as we proceed, for the better you can remember the context, the wider your understanding becomes.
So, you say to someone, “Ask your shoulder how it’s serving you by aching,” or “How is that emotional reaction serving you,” etc. Implied in your approach is an assumption of directed intelligence subordinated to the greater good of the whole, with no “issues” of its own and no will of its own. And this is accurate in describing a lower level as it functions in relation to a higher level. But of course this scarcely begins to scratch the surface of the subject.
For today, let us stay with the levels of intelligence to be found operating “within” a body of any given person-group. Again, try to bear in mind that we are not really talking about methods of healing except as example of relationships that are very hard to talk about (from our level to your level) except by example. Therefore we are not very concerned about technical errors in your envisioning of relationships during healing sessions; we are concerned with using the process itself and what it suggests, to illustrate.
We are going to have to do this slowly, in what will seem excruciating detail. Slogging is slogging, whether it is a slow steady pace, or a painstaking setting out of fact.
Each level, seen in relationship to the next higher level, is less conscious of itself (hence, operates more automatically). The whole of any person-group functions quite differently than might be expected by summarizing its parts. As above, so below. That is, relative to us you function as if you were a unit, and you aren’t a very conscious unit. You in relation to your constituent threads function as if you were a conscious being dealing with somewhat conscious beings of limited will and purpose.
Thus. Someone comes to you complaining of a physical ailment or you suggest that it doesn’t have to be accepted as a given but could be questioned, its reason for being found, its automatic functioning reprogrammed, and hence its physical effect altered, perhaps removed as no longer needed. We remind you, this new phase of work with robots began with what appeared to be physical symptoms that, you quickly realized, were actually expressions of underlying emotional problems. And you learned in time that sometimes physical symptoms manifested as much so that you would not overlook the underlying emotional problems as for any other reason.
Very well: Your friend sustains an injury. You and he, being accustomed to working together, neither one likely to question the assumptions or methods of investigation (that is, neither one having to fight off “common sense” objections), proceed to try to find out what you are accustomed to call the “why” of it rather than the “how” of it.
The first assumption, then: Everything happens for a reason. “Why did I experience X?”
Second assumption: The agencies that cause such events are acting, as they think, in one’s best interests. “X happened so that Y wouldn’t happen,” or because it is my job to cause an X whenever those conditions apply.”
Third, those agencies have no will of their own. They do not say, “I know you want X but we want Y.” They always say, “We were providing X, as requested” regardless of the actual logic of the situation. Hence, the conclusion and assumption:
Fourth, these agencies are of limited intelligence as well as limited will. Their logic may be faulty, their performance may be (from your level’s point of view) faulty in logic or understanding, and robotic in their pedantic view of their function.
Fifth, nonetheless they function. When you are unaware of them, either because you never have been aware of them or because your active intelligence has gone on to other things, still they function, and they function in coordination with others. (How? Who coordinates? Your level certainly doesn’t.)
So, you engage in a little question-and-answer session. You ask what you are prompted to ask. He answers , or he responds to insights as they occur to you, confirming or questioning or denying. Together, functioning as separate parts of one temporary unit, you proceed to bring greater understanding of our level and greater (more specific) awareness of the lower levels.
We want to re-trace that. It is important to understanding many things. And remember, we are describing this not for the sake of showing how to get information on health or on the overcoming of physical or spiritual traumas, but for the sake of showing you how levels interact. Keep it in mind: As above, so below.
What do you do? In conversation or directly upon his or your perception of an injury or a robot, proceed to ask what is going on. That is step one, or, if you care to look at it closely, steps one and two. You form a temporary unit, you center upon a situation, and you direct your joint attention to it. You ask, why? What’s going on? What is the underlying “why” of the situation? Answers bubble up, either obviously related or seemingly unrelated. Each response draws forth new questions, new realizations, but not in a predictable back-and-forth manner in which one questions and the other answers. Instead, for the time the joint operation continues, you are functioning as a joint mind, receiving and processing information in the form of pictures, insights, memories, associations, leaps of logic, inspired guesses (same thing), etc. For as long as joint sympathy – i.e. feeling-together – persists, so does your joint access to a common mind that accesses more than either of you can access separately.