Explaining Energy

 

Explaining Energy

Question: Would you provide an authoritative reference to back up your teachings on energy in connection with sex?

JJ: I have taught hundreds of things here that cannot be proven by quoting an authority. In such cases the student must go to his own heart, mind, inner self and soul. If you have a problem with this then your problem will remain as long as you remain here. You would have also had a problem if you had been an original student of Alice A. Bailey.

Question: Your idea of seven cycles in each sex doesn’t sound right to me. What about karma, the rays and free will?

JJ: The answer lies in the Law of Cycles and the Law of Correspondences. You will note that the rays you mention come and go in cycles. If the Law of Correspondences applies, the law of cycles would also apply to the energy changes between male and female.

On the other hand, there are exceptions to all things and an intelligence who understands cycles and laws connected with them can move a thing out of its normal order if some higher purpose is involved. It is a general rule that we incarnate in cycles of seven, but there is always a time and place for the exception.

Karma is no problem as it always works within the Law of Cycles.

Question: What about a prearranged plan to meet a certain spouse and work off karma?

JJ: All this must work within the Law of Cyclic Activity or a higher purpose that works within a greater cycle.

Question: And what about all those past-life regressions of heterosexual people whom in their last incarnation were the opposite sex?

JJ: These are people who have adjusted to their new energy. H. P. Blavatsky was a male in her past life and had difficulty adjusting to feminine energy. However, she needed a female body to receive the teachings she presented to the world. She was an example of a disciple who went contrary to the Law of Lesser Cycles.

Question: What about the future evolution of humanity when the 6th and 7th Root Races will be physically androgynous – what happens to this supposed “cycle of lives” concerning the present opposite sexes?

When there will be only one sex – does this so-called seven cycles of male lives and seven cycles of female lives cease to exist?

JJ: In this case there will still be some polarization in male or female energy. This polarization will continue as long as there  is physical form. It will just not be as pronounced as it is now and the cycles will be of longer duration.

Reader: The theory of these seven cycles is extremely elementary and ignorantly simplistic.

JJ: Truth can always be reduced to the simplistic. Your complicated computer works on the simple principle of 0 and 1, plus and minus or male, female. These are called bits. If you wish to understand the complex computer you must start with the foundation of simplicity, not the complexity which cannot be understood.

Reader: The utilization of such a model of human psychology cannot be justified for the sake of simplicity, and is especially not justifiable if one is a student of Djwhal Khul. What the Master taught in 18 books is the ABC’s of the Ageless Wisdom and I fail to recognize the actual value of assigning a “charge” to an individual in relation to all that DK has taught.

JJ: There is nothing out of harmony with DK in that which I have taught, but agrees with his teaching of the Law of Cycles and the Law of Correspondences. Also you can see the energy working out in real life. Some definitely have a much more powerful attraction to the opposite sex than others. There are obviously many different degrees of attractive energy involved.

Reader: How does a person develop mental intelligence when they are told that John Wayne had a macho plus 10 charge? How does that do anything but promote mental lethargy?

JJ: I do not understand your question. What is to hinder one from developing mental intelligence no matter what your attractive energy is?

Reader: But for the sake of clarify, I will explain what I think and see as flaws.

Firstly, the scale – or I should say scales – plural. According to what you have taught, “the charge in the male varies between 1 to 10 and the female -1 to -10”,

JJ: Let me clarify that we could use a scale of 1-5, 1-10 or even 1-1000 depending on how fine we want to differentiate.

Reader: but according to what I think – the male and the female are opposites of the same energy. In other words, male and female exist on one scale, in one spectrum.

JJ:

They are one energy like the two poles of a magnet or the two wires in a cord that transmit one energy. Even so, they manifest as opposite polarities with differing effects.

Reader: There are differences in the spectrum, hence the polarities, but the spectrum is one. Now – I do presume you acknowledge this – but what you have taught is contrary and the teaching separates the energy into two spectrums or scales – the male and the female – when in reality, it is one energy expressed diversely.

JJ: All the diverse energies originated from the one that became the three, the seven and then the many. We live on planet earth, my friend where the one has become he many.

Reader: Therefore, I suggest that an individual (male or female) can be located anywhere in the one spectrum of diverse energy – a male can have a negative charge and a female can have a positive charge

JJ: This does not fit the Law of Correspondences. With a magnet or a wire, one pole is sending the other receiving.

Reader: This postulate is contrary to what you have taught, yet, it is very reasonable, especially when you have also said, “the physical body is not the dominating charge. The physical body we see has close to zero charge.”

JJ: You left off part of the quote. The charge is carried in the etheric double of the physical body. The complete physical body consists of the dense physical combined with the etheric. When I speak of a living physical body I speak of them both as a unit as DK does.

Reader: It is far more logical to think the zero point is a perfect balance of masculine and feminine energy; and a person with this balance “truly combines within himself the two sexes” as Djwhal Khul has spoken and thus, two separated halves merge in their essential unity.

JJ: This is rare. Most of us are strongly influenced by our energy bodies and can receive balance and approach the zero point through right human relations and self control.

Reader: Yet, according your theory – all men have a positive charge and all woman have a negative charge, therefore, all men and woman, gay or straight, have some degree of attraction to each other – and this is certainly open to debate.

JJ: Yes, all men and all women (with rare exceptions) have an energy attraction to each other. The etheric body of the gay male will have a low natural attraction to the female, but influences and ancient habits often suppress this attraction so it is not noticed and if it is noticed it is not strong enough to cause action.

Reader: Likewise, all people of the same sex are of the same “charge” – and because of this – there would be repulsion and not attraction, hence why I suggest that a homosexual male can have a minus 5 charge and his loving male partner can have a plus 5 charge and it would be faaaaaaaaaabulous relationship 🙂

JJ: One in a male body will not have a charge of minus 5. If he did, his body would have organized into a female in the womb.

If they have a fabulous relationship it is because they are compatible in personality, understand each other and are close to the zero point as a unit.

Reader: However, if you disagree, could you at least explain how a person knows exactly what is their charge?

JJ: The best way to is to examine yourself, as to how attracted you are to the opposite sex in relation to other people. Since I have learned this principle I have done a lot of observation. For instance, I may be in a store with six other males in my vision and a beautiful magnetic female walks by. When this happens I study the reaction of the males around me. Of the six there will usually be two or three who do not seem to be affected. Then about half will notice and feel the pull. Usually one out of the six will have a real gleam in his eye. This is the male with a charge like myself. Sometimes I will give this male a look and he will give me a knowing look in return. This is probably the opposite of subtle gay communication.

Most people, just by observing themselves, can figure out approximately where they are on the scale. Just ask yourself, “how powerful is my attraction to the opposite sex in relation to others?”

This force changes very little with age. I am just as attracted to the opposite sex as I near sixty as I was when I was 18. It will continue when I am 90 because the polarity exists whether one is young and vital or old and physically weak.

My wife has a strong polarity in the opposite direction. Fortunately, we both have good self-control and balance each other out, so we are content.

Your observations on astrology sound good. You have a good mind that would be better served if you were more open to truth from those who run contrary to your thoughtform – such as myself. You seem to approach me as if I am always wrong. How about trying an experiment and approaching my writings as if they could be true? Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

“When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.” Saint Francis de Sales

Aug 17, 2004

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Balancing the Energies

Balancing the Energies

Yet, according your theory – all men have a positive charge and all woman have a negative charge, therefore, all men and woman, gay or straight, have some degree of attraction to each other

JJ: Yes, with rare exceptions, all men have a positive charge and women have a negative charge, even gay men and women, though they are much closer to the zero point.

Reader: And this is certainly open to debate. Likewise, all people of the same sex are of the same “charge” – and because of this – there would be repulsion and not attraction,

Another reader who is gay responds: Here’s my explanation. I would like to know if it is incorrect. Two people of the same sex might both have a positive charge, or both have a negative charge. BUT, relative to each other, one has a positive charge, and one has a negative charge, hence the attraction.

Polarity can only occur then there are two poles, and when the poles have different charges, and when the poles are held apart by a consideration of separateness.

But this doesn’t explain why all men (positive) aren’t attracted to all women (negative).

JJ: I have explained this before. We bring old habits, internal memories and mindsets from our past lives. Because energy follows thought, a gay man who is +1 may override his weak attractive force toward his opposite polarity. This will generally not be based upon a consciousness effort, but because of past influences.

Reader: I have a theory about this, as well. Attraction is caused by a difference in polarity, but at different levels of polarity, there is a ratio of tolerance which must be considered. This example assumes JJ’s ideas about polarity and true and correct.

Example:

John Wayne (JW) is a +10 and Marilyn Monroe (MM) is a -10. You put them together and there is an instant attraction.

JJ: Yes, the attractive force would be strong enough to notice if one was paying attention, but one must keep this thought in mind. If one’s opposite had a wart on his nose or smelled bad then this could be a stronger repellant than the attractive force.

Reader: JC is a +.3 and TG is a +.1. Put them together and there is an instant attraction.

JJ: This difference does account for some of the attraction of gays, but the main cause would be other factors. Because they are both close to the zero point, the weak force is not strong enough to cause repulsion and this makes it easier to see the perfection in the other and draw forth soul energy. When the energy is drawn forth an attractive force is created that transcends polarity.

The same happens when a positive 9.0 meets a negative 9.2. The addition brings us close to the zero point and the soul energy is easier to draw.

Keep in mind that soul energy in this context is neutral and whether it is used for good or evil depends on the person.

Reader: So, how come JC and TG aren’t attracted to MM (Marylin Monroe)?

JJ:  JC is +.3 and TG is +.1. The power of attraction toward the opposite is determined by the person’s charge, not his opposite. The attraction will bring them both to the zero point.  The merging of JC and MM would result in a minus 9.7 which is far from the zero point. They may find things to admire in each other but the natural attraction would not be there.

Reader: If you take the absolute difference between JW and MM, you get 20. That’s a 2:1 ratio between the two extremes

JJ: But you add them together and you get a point of balance or zero. No two people equal exactly zero, but if we come close, we will feel balanced, satisfied and desire to be with them.

The main factor to look at is the difference in the polarities and how close their addition comes to the zero point. Gays actually have an advantage here because they are closer to the zero point to begin with. This is one reason so many of them are involved in creative activities.

On the other hand if you have a hetro who is positive 9 teaming up with  a negative 6 you will have a gap of three which would rarely happen with a gay couple.

The ratios have little to do with the attraction.

Take two magnets for example, one a +10/-10 in strength and the other one a +1/-1. You then place them together with their opposite polarities approaching. The difference in them is 11, but the weak magnet still only pulls with a force of 1.

An example of this playing out in real life is that a magnetic female may be strongly attracted to a gay man, but the gay is not strongly attracted in return and moves out of her magnetic periphery.

Reader: This is theory, but I have observed in real life that straight men and women are not very choosy about their partners, and an explanation for this would be the broader range of tolerance. Gay men are often accused of attacking anything in pants, but my experience is contrary to this. They are VERY picky. Unbelievably picky. It is harder for them to find a stable life mate, but when they do hit the jackpot, they stay with them through thick and thin.

JJ: This is because the large gap in force towards the opposite polarity does not get in the way of the gay whereas it causes many straight people to pick the wrong personality for them.

A reader wanted to know where I received these teachings.

If anyone reads many of my writings they will see that the purpose here is not to quote and explain what is already readily available, but to present new principles and teachings. Many of these are not found in any other writings.

Where do these come from?

The Oneness Principle.

How can I know if they are true if there is no authority on earth to verify?

Your soul knows.

“But I know somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.” Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Aug 16, 2004

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The Greater Sin

 

The Greater Sin

A reader was concerned about the declining morality in society and asked my opinion on an article headlined as:

“Vegas Returns to Selling Sin – Ominous for Planet Earth – campaigning as ‘Sodom and Gomorrah without the guilt’”

JJ: I read the article. It looks like Las Vegas is again placing more emphasis on adult entertainment similar to the way it used to be.

This does not concern me a hundredth as much as many other problems going on in the world. I’m just glad that I still live in a country free enough to have a Las Vegas. Do you think a Las Vegas could ever surface in Iran, Cuba or North Korea? Not hardly. Wherein lies the greater sin?

The greater sin always lies where freedom is strangled and violence on the innocent is threatened.

When we have freedom, we will always have to deal with groups who have lifestyles and approaches alien to our own. The best thing to do is let them have their space and make our own space in a place of our choosing.

One might take note that Jesus voiced much more concern about ignorance and hypocrisy than he did any interest the people had in sex. In fact, he never condemned the prostitutes and sinners. All are aware of him saving the prostitute with the famous phrase “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.”

To those who would not listen to the truth he said: “It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.” Matt 10:15

Whatever the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah it did not seem to bother him as much as the ignorance he faced.

The only specific reason that God said he destroyed the earth in the days of Noah was the “violence” that was prevalent. (Gen 6:13)

If I have one neighbor who goes to see some scantily clad ladies perform in Las Vegas and another doing violence to his wife and kids I will be much more concerned about the abuser who in inflicting real pain upon the innocent than the guy just trying to have a good time.

The reader replies that he thinks lasciviousness leads to many other harmful problems such as loss of freedom and violence

JJ: You are correct that lasciviousness, or lack of self control in any area of life, leads to many problems that must be solved, but its opposite is even worse.

Consider this. Hitler did not drink or smoke and was a vegetarian, strict about his diet. He was always preaching about morality to his associates and would not have allowed a Las Vegas to develop. Many other dictators are also very strict about controlling lasciviousness such as presently in Iran or the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In the real world about half or more of the population would like to go to Las Vegas and let loose a bit and there is not a lot we can do to change this without creating the greater evil of restricting freedom.

It is the duty of the lights of the world to teach freedom first and then in that atmosphere of freedom to teach the people to head toward the path of righteousness or right-use of energy.

Let us pick four instances in the Bible where God caused destruction.

(1) Sodom and Gomorrah There is very little said about why these people deserved destruction except the example of where the crowd wanted to rape the angels, who they thought were good looking men.

Now rape is a sin of violence rather than one of sexual pleasure.

(2) The Great Flood. Again the only reason given for God’s wrath is “violence.”

(3) The destruction of Jerusalem in the days of Jeremiah. Did this destruction come because they were licentious? It doesn’t sound like it. Listen to the words of Laman and Lemuel: “And we know that the people who were in the land of Jerusalem were a righteous people; for they kept the statutes and judgments of the Lord, and all his commandments, according to the law of Moses; wherefore, we know that they are a righteous people; and our father hath judged them…” I Nephi 17:22

This is an interesting observation from these two wayward brothers. From their point of view, the people in Jerusalem kept all the commandments – which implies they were probably pretty strict about sexual purity.

Why then did destruction come upon them?

Two major reasons were given. Unbelief and violence. They did not believe the messages delivered through the Holy Spirit and sought to destroy the messengers of light.

(4) The generation of the Jews after the crucifixion. Was God mad at them because of licentiousness?

That did not seem to be the problem as they were adamant about stoning or punishing sexual offenders in the days of Jesus.

Again, their problem was violence and unbelief. They Crucified Jesus and sought to kill the apostles. Jesus also faulted them for refusing to listen to the message of the gathering.

Now, what do we see from many fundamentalists in this age? Their main point of emphasis is on sexual misbehavior which has not been a reason for destruction in the past. The problem that brings a people ripe for destruction has always been the same: A refusal to listen to messages of light and correction and violence which causes people to be afraid to express themselves.

Mastery of sexual energies is, of course, important, but those who are far from mastery will be with us for a long time to come and teachers will fight a no-win war if they seek to solve the whole problem in the immediate future.

If we took any religious leader and destroyed all his enemies we would find that most of the “righteous” who were left over still would not have much better control over their sexual energies than those who were destroyed.

However, almost all people know within themselves that violence and suppression of freedom is not right and if they hypocritically go against this understanding they go against their own souls and if the majority supports such violence, then such a people is in danger of destruction.

“Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.” Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881)

Money and Spiritual Work

There has been quite a bit of talk about what is right and wrong about charging for spiritual work including the quoting of some of my past teachings. Let me add several comments.

One approach by many is to encourage donations rather than charging a fee.

But when you think of, it is there any difference between making a donation because you like something and making a free will purchase because you also like a thing?

Not much. In both cases you are paying for something of value. And for the Biblical tithe demanded of some churches you could purchase a lot of books and courses for the same amount.

My own philosophy is illustrated by my actions. I have taught this group here on the web for free since 1998, writing thousands of articles making them available to all without charge. We have had five gatherings that we have just charged enough to pay for the overhead. In addition, we pay our own transportation and most motel bills. Finally, I have made the audio available on the web without charge.

It wouldn’t be against my philosophy to charge for future seminars or teaching, but it wouldn’t be done with the motivation of gaining personal benefit, but to free my hands for service, pay essential bills and promote the teachings.

When we produce a hard copy such as a book or CD we have to charge as it is impractical to give large numbers of these out for free. We have given out many thousands of copies of Book One of The Immortal in economical print for free, however, and to sincere seekers who cannot afford the other books we are willing to either discount or give the books out with no charge.

Even though I charge for my books, I have lost a lot more money than I have gained by doing this work for it has taken a lot of attention away from my regular business making it impossible to expand it.

Overall, the overriding principle I attempt to go by is this. That which I have received from God should be made available to all, both rich and poor. No one should be denied a teaching or principle because they have no money and I will always attempt to make all that can be acquired by the rich available to the poor who have willing hearts.

“I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.” Nikos Kazantzakis

Aug 16, 2004

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Christmas Message, 2021

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series Christmas Messages

Christmas Message, 2021
The Birth of Christ

I sat in silent thought as I contemplated my yearly Christmas message to the group. I focused within and asked the Holy Presence, “What words would you have me give to a divided world that is so full of fear and animosity?”

After a period of silence, the words of Spirit, love and light came:

Tell them to not only look within but listen within and hear my voice. Hear the words I spoke to the disciples when their hearts were troubled:

“Fear not. It is I. Peace be unto you. Not peace as is known in the world, but as realized by the Son of God that rests deep within every human heart.”

Tell them I am here. I stand at the door and wait, but each individual must open the door and journey out of the past into my presence in the Eternal Now. The journey has no distance in time or space but there are barriers that must be removed. Each can discover these barriers if they will honestly look within and seek My Voice to guide them.

Many there are who have heard My Voice calling them to peace and communion, but they rejected the Presence because of fear or unbelief. Behold, my voice calls to every individual in every time, every place and every condition, but few respond. Many there are who are fearful, unbelieving and plagued with guilt, pain and downcast thoughts. But let the message be that I am available to all: to the mighty and the weak, the rich and the poor, the despised and the honored. You are all children of the same God and all are welcome. Tell them to just listen for my voice and know that it is I.

This Christmas the world again celebrates my birth among the children of men 2000 years ago. It is good that their thoughts are directed to goodwill, giving and cheerfulness more than usual, but my birth could mean so much more than this. Instead of celebrating my birth in ancient times let the celebration be a birth of your own.

My life was the result of the birth of the Christ within the heart and was an example for all to follow. If you would thus celebrate the birth of the Christ child within your own heart the Christmas spirit that I seek would manifest.

When you discover your inner connection to me and are born into the life of Christ with me you will shine a light that others will see and follow and like the passing of one candle to light others many will experience the true Christmas that I envision.

Verily the day will come that all will experience the birth of Christ in their hearts and the Mass of Christ will be eternal.

Yes, my friend, tell them to seek the inner Voice and listen, listen in the depth of the great silence, hear my voice, “It is I. Be not afraid. I am with you always. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”

Dec 25, 2021

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Body and Energy II

Body and Energy II

A gay reader asks: So, what is the place of a gay person in building a molecule? Or should we wait for the next lifetime? :O)

JJ: He would approach it like anyone else. He can choose a working partner of his polar opposite or be a single associate member.

Keep in mind that many (perhaps the majority of) partners in the molecules will not be romantic relationships, but will team up for the purpose of spiritual work. A corresponding opposite charge for a gay man would usually be a gay female. This is because the negative polarity of the lesbian has a similar amount of charge as does a gay man.

The second opportunity for either gays or heteros is to correspond to a neutron and be a single associate member.

This balancing of energies will be especially important for the bringing down of spiritual power and will be emphasized in meditation, but for much of the day-to-day practical work a number of other relationships will develop unrelated to the polarities of the sexes.

Another gay reader comments: I have a few comments and questions I’ve been meaning to ask, and now seems like the perfect time.

JJ, you wrote that: “Since you are gay the first thing to clear up is that I accept that the attraction that one gay feels toward another of the same sex is real and not just a current choice or conditioned by circumstances.”

I think this needs clarification because if you take other things you’ve said about this subject in the past it would seem like, yes indeed, homosexuality is a product of conditioning. Don’t you mean that gayness is the product of many lives of past conditioning as opposed to anything that could have happened in the current life while growing up?

JJ: From a wholeness point of view everything is the result of conditioning of some type, but the point I was making was to counter the idea that is in the mind of many fundamentalists which is this.

Men are men and will feel like regular men in their attraction toward women (and visa versa) if they just follow their natural male inclination and do not sin against God. The idea of religious fundamentalists here is that neither men nor women would be homosexuals if they were not wrongly conditioned. If they would just follow the plan and make the right decisions then they would just have the natural attraction toward the opposite sex as the majority does.

My point was that this is a false idea – that the gay who says he is not attracted toward the opposite sex is speaking the truth and getting his mind right will not change the energy which is flowing through him and will do little to change that to which he is attracted.

Reader: I also have a question in regards to the following:

“After the crossover the power of the new polarity will increase and an adjustment will usually be made in the second lifetime in the new sex.”

You’ve written this several times in the past, but I find the number of lives you claim it takes to become straight to be too few. For example, you say in one life, after just crossing over from one sex to another, the person will be gay. But the very next life he’ll be straight. This transition takes only 1 life. The problem I have with it is that it doesn’t explain the existence of bisexuals which seemingly exists somewhere between being gay and being straight.

To me the transition from straight female to straight male (and vice versa) goes more like this:

Life 1: Just crossed over;100% attracted to same sex. Gay.

Life 2: Energy of body you find yourself in gains steam; Attraction to same sex vs. opposite sex-75% vs. 25%. Some curiosity about sexual relations with opposite sex exists that may or may not be acted upon but the desire to do so is low or non-existent.

Life 3: Energy of body you find yourself in even stronger than last life; Energy attraction-50% same sex/50% opposite sex. Bisexual.

Life 4: Finally polarized in the energy of the body you find yourself in; Energy attraction-25% same sex/75% opposite sex; Some passing thoughts of sexual relations with same sex may exist with some small desire to act upon them; Straight/bicurious.

Life 5: Fully polarized in the energy of the body you find yourself in; Energy attraction-100% opposite sex; Straight.

This transition taking place over several lives seems more closely aligned to reality than your idea that it takes only 1 life to transit. It also goes against your 7 lives male/7 lives female model. But you’ve mentioned once that I can remember the idea of 7 cycles of activity for both sexes (meaning a number of different lives per cycle with a total of 7 cycles for each sex), which would allow for more than 7 lives per sex, so maybe there’s no conflict there.

JJ: Interesting thoughts. You are to be commended for your contemplation.

First, there are seven cycles which often work out as seven lifetimes in each sex, but there are many cases where it does not because:

(1) A short lifetime may not allow time for the cycle to complete.

(2) The entity may suffer a setback or not learn the lesson associated with the cycle and have to come back in that particular energy a number of times.

(3) As the entity evolves into discipleship and above he gains power to control or choose his energy so he can have the charge necessary to best complete his or her mission.

Here’s the way I see the cycles playing out

Cycle One: This is the cycle most likely to last more than one life because it is the cycle of transition. It lasts until he is able to accept his new polarization. All have some difficulty in this cycle. Because of different contents, rays etc of their mental and astral bodies some are more accepting of the sex change than others and adapt to it (with effort) in their first life in the new sex. Others will join some religious order and not take a mate hoping to avoid dealing with their feelings of same sex attraction. A large number in this cycle will go through a number of internal struggles and finally accept their attraction to the same sex and go with the flow of the past that seems to still dominate in the present.

In the long run it should be helpful to gays to realize that they are in the midst of a transition of energies and the energy of the sex they are in will increase in future lives. Contemplation on the energy of their current sex will prepare them for their next life and make the transition easier.

If a gay has a same sex mate and is committed, as several do in this group, he will find himself in a situation where it may be impractical to make the complete transition in this life, but even here contemplation of one’s polarization in relation to the opposite sex is helpful. Such contemplation must be done with the attitude of a little child, letting all the past go, looking forward to future progression.

Then one may exclaim, “But that would mean that my mate and I would be heterosexual males in a life or two and would not be attracted to each other.”

Correction. You would still be attracted to each other, but not sexually.

This happens to heterosexuals too. Let us say that my wife (who is one in a million) were to incarnate in the next life as a male. Does this damage me?

No. She is a good friend now and would also be a great friend as a male. I could still enjoy the most important part of our relationship. I would just have to get another mate for that life.

Cycle Two: The person has settled into his new sex and accepts it. He is not strongly attracted to the opposite sex but the attraction is strong enough that he begins to adjust.

Cycle Three: Here he is a very normal heterosexual.

Cycle Four: Very powerful attraction toward the opposite sex. Unless he exercises self control he may go to excess.

Cycles 5-7 the energy diminishes as he heads toward the new polarity.

The question: where do bisexuals fit in to your model?

A bisexual can be found in any of the cycles. This is usually an experimental person who does not believe in natural barriers and tries to ignore them. Often he will have a powerful sex drive and seek to fulfill it by any means available.

Some of them will be in cycle one, experimenting with their energies attempting to understand who they are.

Reader: My second question is in regards to this statement:

“What do physical bodies have to do with attraction? It is the vehicle of transmission of the force just as a copper wire is equipped to carry electricity.

Just as two wires are necessary for two flows, and voltage can have a lot of variances, even so it is with the male/female bodies.”

It seems to me like you’re saying male bodies are the vehicle of transmission for male energy and vice versa for female energy. It also seems like you’re saying that the stronger and more masculine the body the greater amount of male energy transmitted, and the smaller and more female the body the greater amount of female energy transmitted?

But if one were to go to www.bigmusclebears.com you would find many examples of gay men with large, muscular bodies. But aren’t gay men supposed to have just crossed-over from being female? So shouldn’t their weak male energy be expressed on the physical plane as smaller, slimmer bodies by comparison? Yet this is not the case for the guys on this website.

The question: How do large and muscular gay males, large and muscular straight females, small and slim gay females, and small and slim straight males fit into your model?

JJ: The female energy is receiving/magnetic whereas the male is sending/radiant. When the female makes the transition to the male, the entity will carry with him a lot of residual magnetic energy which places a lot of attention on form. For the new male who has strong residual magnetic female energy this plays out by him placing a lot of attention of beauty, looks, clothes, style etc.

Thus the gay male will often be interested in body building because he wants to be as magnetic as possible by looking as good as he can and realizes this draws attention from other males.

The heterosexual body builder does this for a different reason – to enhance his radiant energy – often to assist him in picking up “babes.”

The gay man will often have refined male features such as Rock Hudson, whereas the male in cycle 4 will be more like a John Wayne, Clint Eastwood or Jack Nicholson with rougher features. A gay man can be just as physically strong as any other man.

Because one has strong male polarization does not relate directly to physical strength but to the pull he feels toward the opposite sex.

Rob: My third question is in regards to what a person should do in order to prepare themselves for the new energy that suddenly becoming male or female brings.

In a past post you wrote:

“When we change sex with a new incarnation, we carry over habits associated with the old energy. The entity may insist for some period of time that these are his energies but sooner or later as the new energies increase in power the person will have to yield to them and develop new habits associated with the new sex. One of the soul lessons of this crossing over is the lesson of letting go of what we were and becoming something or someone new. This is always difficult and many handle the situation by being celibate in the life of transition.”

Ok, let’s say someone has just finished living a string of male lives and is on their last life as a male for that particular male cycle. He knows and accepts that in his next life he will be female and doesn’t want to go through a rough transition period being gay. Wouldn’t it be in alignment with his soul to begin developing habits associated with the new, forthcoming energy now-kind of like a head start program for people about to cross over? In his attempt to form these new habits he will seem to others to be gay. It seems kind of weird to me to think that in this situation he would be more in alignment with his soul than a truly gay person would.

Third question: What, if any, preparations should be made for people that know they’re about to cross over to the opposite sex?

JJ: The best thing to do is to practice tuning into your energies and deal with them as they are. Another thing that will help immensely is to establish soul contact. The soul is always several steps ahead of us and if we practice following the still small voice this will condition us to accept whatever energy or situation with which we find ourselves. If we condition ourselves to follow the soul then our soul will aid us in making the transition as harmless as possible.

“But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes that look on it! The diverse things they see.” George Meredith (1828 – 1909)

Aug 15, 2004

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The Body and Energy

The Body and Energy

A reader asked what physical bodies have to do with the power of attraction. She points out that she is gay and not attracted to males, but attracted to females.

Since you are gay the first thing to clear up is that I accept that the attraction that one gay feels toward another of the same sex is real and not just a current choice or conditioned by circumstances. A gay cannot just take a course and get his mind right and change the energy with which he or she finds himself emerged. The few who have changed have done so because their energy was such that it could go either way and followed the power of their will.

That said, let us make this observation.

(1) There is a very powerful attractive force between about 90% of males and females toward the opposite sex.

(2) Among the gay population there still exists, in most individuals, a strong sexual/romantic attraction, but toward their own sex while experiencing a repulsion toward the opposite sex.

(3) Among both groups there exists a variety of “pull” as far as the power of attraction is concerned. A beautiful female could walk by a group of three heterosexuals and one could feel mild attraction, another a fairly strong one and a third a very strong one.

Now, suppose you take away the physical bodies of all these people. Would anything change?

Yes, there would be a drastic change because when we are merged with our physical bodies a certain life charge is the result which is different for each individual.

Without our physical bodies what remains? In the worlds of form, outside the physical, we still have our emotional and mental bodies. These two bodies still have a charge, but without the physical the charge is not as pronounced and some natural attraction and repulsion to form remains.

If we were to shed the emotional and mental bodies then the sexual romantic attraction would be neutralized from our point of view.

Now, if we shed our bodies we enter a neutral state Then if we them put them on we feel a strong attraction. It only stands to reason that the body has much to do with the power of sexual attraction.

The reason behind this goes beyond the beauty of the body. If it did not there would be no gays, or heterosexuals. All would be sexually attracted to the same forms.

Each of us is attracted romantically and sexually because of the positive or negative charge which is a combination of our three bodies, but by far most powerfully influenced by our physical/etheric bodies.

As I’ve said in my writings, one who is in a male body is (with few exceptions) more polarized in a positive charge than negative and the female more negative than positive.

The main reason for being attracted to the same sex is this. A person may have spent quite a few lifetimes as a male (for example) with a natural attraction to the female body and emotional make-up. Then one life he makes the crossover. After making the crossover his body has a female (negative) charge, but only a slight one. Her emotional and mental make-up has not made the adjustment and it is natural for her to go with the attractive pull that she felt for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years in the past.

What will happen in this situatiuon? After the crossover, the power of the new polarity will increase and an adjustment will usually be made in the second lifetime in the new sex.

There are other factors at play influencing a small number of people, but overall, we tend to go with the charge with which we find ourselves.

For instance, I have a strong male charge and have no inclination to force romantic attraction toward any other form than the female. I realize that the situation and energy with which I find myself is done through the manipulation of my soul so I go with it. If I were to be in a female body in my next life I would probably be pretty confused for a while, even if I had a female charge

I know my body has a male (positive charge) because I can feel it. If something is, then it exists. If it exists, then it is.

What do physical bodies have to do with attraction?

It is the vehicle of transmission of the force just as a copper wire is equipped to carry electricity.

Just as two wires are necessary for two flows, and voltage can have a lot of variances, even so it is with the male/female bodies.

Conspiracy Clarification

A reader was a little confused about my views on conspiracies so I thought I would add some clarification.  I believe there are some true conspiracies, but most of them are misunderstood and not as they seem. Some conspiracies are used by the Dark Brotherhood but not all. The most dangerous conspiracies are not originated by greedy people in the flesh but from the realms of darkness. From this point of darkness, they will shift from the left to right and then back again.

The true dark conspiracy is a moving target. If someone points in one direction and says “this is it” just wait a few years and it will no longer be it, but the point of attention may be in the opposite direction.

An interesting point is that the Dark Brothers worked through some international bankers in the 20’s and 30’s, but then shifted their attention to Hitler.

After this, the bankers became the good guys fighting against Hitler, but many conspiracy buffs still saw them as the focus of evil.

This shifting of focus by the Dark Brotherhood keeps many sincere seekers in confusion by making them believe the good is evil and the evil is good.

One has to use judgment to determine the truth in any presented conspiracy. It may have been a focus of evil a generation ago, but more good than evil today – whereas the true evil is in a place thought by most to be the good.

If you wish to read more of what I have written on conspiracies just type this in Google’s search box:

Conspiracies site:freeread.com

On another note here is a thought provoking statement from one of our readers – Bryan Smith:

Early this morning as I sat on the porch looking at the rising sun…again contemplating “this and that”, this statement and similar others again came across my mind, and suddenly I realized that when at night I look up and “behold” the twinkling of the “stars and planets”, that that light which my eyes and my whole being finds itself bathed in “began” or was initiated or sent forth untold light years before and is no just reaching me at this moment in time-is the “literal light” of untold numbers of “gods” (logos)-that I am literally “experiencing the gods of the cosmos/universe”. That it’s all right there given to/for me, you and every other creature who is able to “see” to enjoy and benefit from.

Aug 14, 2004

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The Mysteries of A Course in Miracles, Chapter 25

The Great Mystery: Did Anything Happen?
Understanding the Illusion

We have discussed in previous chapters about what is real and what is not, and as to whether anything has happened or not. Yet diverse interpretations of students around these ideas are so persistent that the subject seems to warrant a more in-depth investigation.

If the student believes that he has not left heaven, nothing has happened and he is not here, then nothing in this world means anything – even ACIM would be meaningless if we take this idea to the extreme. Glomming on too tightly to this belief can cause numerous problems in this world. The student may find himself ignoring the problems of life as they come up because they are seen as not real as well as having difficulty in communicating with the people of the world who are also not real and have never studied ACIM.

An outside observer may wonder how on earth someone could acquire such strange beliefs. The answer is that some passages in ACIM seem to teach that nothing here exists and it was delivered by none other than Jesus as a supreme authority. If Jesus said it then it would be wrong to doubt, is the thinking of many.

If the student is afraid to be skeptical of controversial statements because of the divine authority behind them then perhaps he can turn his skepticism on himself and ask if he is really correctly understanding what is being presented. Is it possible the Course is not saying what he thinks it is saying?

Truly this must be the case for there is much disagreement among students in interpreting some of the teachings. If two views oppose each other either one or both of them has to be false. One of my favorite quotes from the Course is, “truth is true, and nothing else is true… there is no contradiction to the truth.” W-pI.138.4

We see things differently using our lower minds when a solution is available through the Holy Spirit:

“We have one Interpreter. And through His use of symbols are we joined, so that they mean the same to all of us. Our common language lets us speak to all our brothers, and to understand with them.” T-30.VII.7

We can reach a point where the symbols of our language can mean the same to all of us if we unite through the “one Interpreter.” To steer us in that direction let us look at what the whole of the Course says about being here.

Probably the most confusing and the cause of numerous conflicting interpretations are the statements from the Course suggesting that the separation never happened and we are not here. We are not even in bodies.

Here is a quote suggesting the separation never happened.

“The full awareness of the Atonement, then, is the recognition that the separation never occurred. The ego cannot prevail against this because it is an explicit statement that the ego never occurred. The ego can accept the idea that return is necessary because it can so easily make the idea seem difficult. Yet the Holy Spirit tells you that even return is unnecessary, because what never happened cannot be difficult.” T-6.II.10-11

After reading this one might ask that if the ego never existed then why does it talk about the ego as if it does exist, even telling us that “the ego cannot prevail” and what “The ego can accept”? How does something that does not exist “prevail” and “accept”?

As far as not being here it tells us that our “world … is not here, although it seems to be.” W-pI.155.1

“You dwell not here, but in eternity. You travel but in dreams, while safe at home.” T-13.VII.17

Then this one seems to be a real clincher:

“There is no world! This is the central thought the course attempts to teach.” W-pI.132.6

But a few sentences later it adds this explanation:

“There is no world apart from your ideas because ideas leave not their source, and you maintain the world within your mind in thought.” W-pI.132.6

It is interesting that this world is created by our “ideas.” It is also notable that everything is created by ideas. The whole universe of time and space as well as the separation is the result of a “mad idea.”

Even God and ourselves as Sons of God are ideas:

“God is an idea, and so your faith in Him is strengthened by sharing. What you find difficult to accept is the fact that, like your Father, you are an idea.” T-15.VI.4

All ideas come directly or indirectly from the mind of God accompanied by the power of God to make them at least seem real. Even the Ego is an idea with divine power:

All that the ego is, is an idea…” T-21.II.6

“had the ego willed to do so, it COULD have made the eternal, because, as a product of the mind, it IS endowed with the power of its own creator.” UR T 4 F 13

The big question is what is the difference between an idea that is real and one which is not real, as all ideas are manifestations of the mind of God accompanied by unlimited power? The Course does not address this directly, but does indirectly in discussing the difference between the real and the unreal.

Thirdly, our bodies, which certainly seem to be here, are not here at all according to some statements in the Course:

“At no single instant does the body exist at all. It is always remembered or anticipated, but never experienced just now.” T-18.VII.3

In addition to this we are not in our bodies:

“The Christ in you inhabits not a body. Yet He is in you. And thus it must be that you are not within a body.” T-25.in.1

Yet, even though we are not in a body that is not there it is still an idea and all ideas carry with them the unlimited power of God and creation to make thinking real:

“so does the body testify to the idea that made it.” T-24.VII.10

So, all creation whether it be in heaven, in the real world or in the illusion is the result of the manifestation of ideas. In fact, “Everything is an idea,” T-5.I.2 and…

“Ideas leave not their source, and their effects but seem to be apart from them. Ideas are of the mind. What is projected out, and seems to be external to the mind, is not outside at all, but an effect of what is in, and has not left its source.” T-26.VII.4

So, all creation comes from ideas which come from mind. Many seem to be external but are not and are projected by the all-powerful universal mind of which we are a part.

 

The Real and the Unreal

To understand the phrase “leave not their source” we could compare our world to how a virtual reality game works. Once you put on the gear, create an avatar and start playing it will seem like the game is real and external to your eyes. But then as soon as it is turned off, the whole thing which seemed to be out there, is just gone.

Where did it go?

You look at the computer or the device that houses the game, but even that is not the game. Then you think of the code that manifests the game, but where did that come from?

It came from an idea of the invisible mind as does everything in creation. Your game which seemed to be real and out there has never really left its source, which is mind.

When we then talk of the world, bodies appearance etc. not being here the question arises as to whether anything is anywhere. After all, the Course tells us that even “Heaven is not a place nor a condition.” T-18.VI.1

So, technically one could say that not only are we, our bodies and the world not here but nothing is anywhere that could be considered a place. All that exists in the true reality then are ideas, mind and spirit and that which they manifest.

If nothing is really here, there or anywhere but everything is an idea whether it is in heaven or earth then what is the difference between that labeled real and not real according to the Course?

Here is the answer:

“Here is the paradox that underlies the making of the world. This world is not the Will of God, and so it is not real. Yet those who think it real must still believe there is another will, and one that leads to opposite effects from those He wills. Impossible indeed; but every mind that looks upon the world and judges it as certain, solid, trustworthy and true believes in two creators; or in one, himself alone. But never in one God.” W-pI.166.2

So, there it is. The world we see is not real because it “is not the Will of God.”

So, to be classified as real it has to be a creation in alignment with God’s will. Furthermore:

“Since creative ability rests in the mind, everything you create is necessarily a matter of will. It also follows that whatever you alone make is real in your own sight, though not in the Mind of God.” T-2.VIII.1

So those things we make “alone” or with a view of separation are not considered real. True or real creation involves wholeness:

“The full power of creation cannot be expressed as long as any of God’s ideas is withheld from the Kingdom. The joint will of the Sonship is the only creator that can create like the Father, because only the complete can think completely, and the thinking of God lacks nothing. Everything you think that is not through the Holy Spirit is lacking.” T-5.IV.7

The key phrase here is “The joint will of the Sonship is the only creator that can create like the Father.”

To create the real one has to not seek anything for the separated self but be in alignment with the life of the whole Sonship, which in turn is in alignment with God.

This explains a statement of Jesus in the Bible:

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself”. John 5:19

John the Baptist said something similar:

“John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.” John 3:27

In this world people do and receive all kinds of things but unless they are in alignment with the will of God they are not counted as real.

“And what is real except the creations of God and those that are created like His?” T-8.VI.5

The problem from the standpoint of reality is that we have free will and can use our Godlike powers to do anything. We can even use them to create contrary to the will of God. The Course tells us that the problem is that there can be no real creation that runs contrary to divine will so any such creation becomes unreal or illusion, or like a dream that seems real.

The basic quality of real creations is that they are eternal whereas the unreal are in time and space and are temporary with a beginning and an end. Even “The stars will disappear, and night and day will be no more.” T-29.VI.2

“Only an instant does this world endure.” Lesson 300

“You have made many ideas that you have placed between yourself and your Creator, and these beliefs are the world as you perceive it.” T-11.VII.4

So, we have established the basic difference between what is real and what is not, as defined by the Course. But the question is this. Does defining something as not real mean that it has no effects or any kind of existence at all? Rather than telling us that our world has no existence on any level is it not more probable that the point is to emphasize the fact that our world is an illusion from which we can awaken to a much greater reality?

When we awaken from a nighttime dream we may say, “Wow, that seemed real but it didn’t really happen.”

When you say it didn’t happen are you saying that you never even had the dream?

Of course not.

Then what are you saying then?

You are not saying that the dream itself never happened. Instead, you are saying that it did not happen in your waking state. Our dreams definitely happen and we can even remember some of them and they may have an influence on us, but if one dreams of robbing a bank and ending up in jail he may exclaim upon awakening, “I’m glad that didn’t happen.” But it did happen in the dream state and this can even be acknowledged in the waking state. That is the point to bear in mind as we search out the true reality of how real or not this world is.

So yes, it is true that this world did not happen and does not exist in the true reality of Spirit or the eternal world, but the question is how much reality does it have when taking all things into consideration and pondering the effects of a dream? Has anything occurred?

Just like we do with an unusual dream where at one time we may speak of it as if it is something that didn’t happen, but then another time we may speak of it as if it did and even discuss its effects, even so does ACIM talk about our world. Sometimes it speaks of it as if it does not exist, but then other times it speaks of it in detail as if it is very real. This closely corresponds to how we handle our own nighttime dreams. They seem real on one level but on another they are not.

Something Did Happen

Are there references then in the Course that indicate that something did happen?

Indeed. Right off the bat in describing the initial separation the event is treated as a real happening.

“Into eternity, where all is one, there crept a tiny, mad idea, at which the Son of God remembered not to laugh. In his forgetting did the thought become a serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real effects.” T-27.VIII.6

Obviously, this is a description of a real event described as a “serious idea, and possible of both accomplishment and real effects.” We are also told it “shattered heaven.” T-18.I.12. Something that could shatter heaven would be a pretty big deal.

That is not how you describe something that has no existence on any level. Also note that it was an “idea” and remember that “Everything is an idea,” T-5.I.2 Even God is an idea. All ideas have some sort of reality.

Concerning ideas it is written:

“You can enslave a body, but an idea is free, incapable of being kept in prison or limited in any way except by the mind that thought it. For it remains joined to its source, which is its jailer or its liberator, according to which it chooses as its purpose for itself.” T-19.I.16.

Because the separation and creation of our world is an idea from the divine mind of the Son it is “free, incapable of being kept in prison or limited in any way except by the mind that thought it.”

Indeed, when we look at this world, life in it and the perceived universe of galaxies we see that this idea has been quite unlimited. It took more than a passing thought to put together a single strand of DNA, let alone billions of galaxies. Some in heaven might have considered this a mad idea just because of how great the undertaking would be.

It is interesting that even passages that say nothing happen still tell us of something happening, such as:

“Nothing at all has happened but that you have put yourself to sleep, and dreamed a dream in which you were an alien to yourself, and but a part of someone else’s dream.” T-28.II.4

Essentially this passage is saying that nothing happened, but then something did happen. That which happened was that we put ourselves to sleep and dreamed up a universe of time and space.

This passage does a similar thing:

“Your starting point is truth, and you must return to your Beginning. Much has been seen since then, but nothing has really happened.” T-3.VII.5

Again, it says nothing happened but while nothing was happening it tells us “Much has been seen.” Maybe it wasn’t seen in heaven, but it was certainly a happening in the mind where all ideas originate.

Then there is this about our world:

“It seems to you the world will utterly abandon you if you but raise your eyes. Yet all that will occur is you will leave the world forever.” T-19.IV.D.6

Here it speaks of an occurrence. And what is that? It is that “you will leave the world.”

How can you leave something that does not exist on any level? How could leaving nothing be an occurrence or happening?

Then when we leave this world there is something happening in heaven:

“There is a hush in Heaven, a happy expectancy, a little pause of gladness in acknowledgment of the journey’s end. For Heaven knows you well, as you know Heaven” T-19.IV.A.6.

Why would heaven be glad and give “acknowledgment” to finishing a journey that never happened and does not exist?

Obviously the “acknowledgment” is to something that did happen.

There are many other happenings spoken of by the Course which relates to our world. We are told that judgment “was brought into being only after the separation, when it became one of the many learning devices to be built into the overall plan.” T-2.VIII.2.

So, because of this separation, which many maintain did not happen at all, there was created an “overall plan” which caused judgment to come into being.

The text continues:

Just as the separation occurred over millions of years, the Last Judgment will extend over a similarly long period, and perhaps an even longer one.”

Here it says point blank “the separation occurred.” Not only did it occur but the occurrence lasted millions of yeas and will take millions more to solve the problem.

Solving this problem involves the creation of an “overall plan” as just mentioned. Why create a plan to solve a problem that does not exist? Obviously on some level there was a real problem and a plan was needed. And who came up with the plan?

There is a “plan of God for your salvation.” T-21.V.6

“You have not been asked to work out the plan of salvation yourself because, as I told you before, the remedy could not be of your making. God Himself gave you the perfect Correction for everything you made that is not in accord with His holy Will. I am making His plan perfectly explicit to you, and will also tell you of your part in it, and how urgent it is to fulfill it.” T-5.VII.4

So, God Himself created a plan to bring us home after this real, but unreal separation occurred. The first step in this plan was the plan of Atonement and the creation of the Holy Spirit. No matter how you look at it by any standard of interpreting ACIM the creation of the Holy Spirit was real, and it was only created to deal with the supposedly unreal problem of the separation.

“So God created the “Holy Spirit, Who was God’s answer to the separation.” T-17.IV.4

If the separation had not happened then there would have been no need to create the Holy Spirit. But the fact that a real and eternal creation was made in response to the separation tells us that something indeed did happen. God would not create an eternal and real response to something that literally did not happen and never existed.

In fact, we are told that without the creation of the Holy Spirit the separation would have lasted forever and we would never return to heaven:

“He has created the Holy Spirit as the Mediator between perception and knowledge. Without this link with God, perception would have replaced knowledge FOREVER IN YOUR MIND. With this link with God, perception will become so changed and purified that it will lead to knowledge.” W-pI.43.1

Fortunately, “there is no possibility that the plan the Holy Spirit offers to everyone, for the salvation of everyone, will not be perfectly accomplished.” T-13.XI.11

Looks like we dodged a bullet thanks to the creation of the Holy Spirit.

Not only does the Holy Spirit play a role in the plan, but so do we.

“To each He gives a special function in salvation he alone can fill; a part for only him. Nor is the plan complete until he finds his special function, and fulfills the part assigned to him, to make himself complete within a world where incompletion rules.” T-25.VI.4

Each of us has a “part assigned” as part of the plan. We must find our “special function” and fulfill it.

There could be no plan or special role for us to play in it if it were in response to pure nothingness. Something had to happen to cause such a response,

Then as we covered earlier the whole separation corresponds to the parable of the Prodigal Son. Part of the Sonship separated and the rest, along with angels, tried to save them but were unable to. As a result, God was “lonely without His Sons” T-2.III.5. He therefore created a plan along with the Holy Spirit to assist.

Does all this sound like nothing literally happened? Indeed, it sounds like a whole lot has happened, but because the happening involved the entering of illusion we can say nothing that is eternal happened which is the true implication of the Course.

 

Where And When Are We?

There is disagreement among students as to whether we are in some place other than earth or heaven as well as whether we are even in time.

If they think that nothing happened and the world does not exist then it does make sense that we cannot be somewhere that has no existence.

To the contrary, we have pointed out that such statements by the Course are relative and have to be interpreted in context with other statements in the opposite direction.

The Course defines reality as that which is eternal. Anything that is not eternal is not defined as having a real existence. For instance, according to the Course, the physical body is not eternal and “does not exist.” T-6.V.A.2 and “The world you see does not exist.” T-28.V.7

A black and white interpretation misses the relativity factor as well as the fact that ACIM has its own peculiar definition of what real existence is.

It is merely telling us that our world of time and space has no existence that has anything to do with the eternal world. This does not mean it does not have an existence on another level. The fact that we seem to be here testifies that this reality has happened and the Mind of the Son has made it real for us.

The Course tells us that both heaven and earth do “exist” but “as separate states.”

“‘Heaven and earth shall pass away’” means that they will not continue to exist as separate states.” T-1.III.2

The other disagreement centers around time. The problem comes from the teaching that “there is no time.” T-27.VIII.6 and “Time is a trick, a sleight of hand, a vast illusion in which figures come and go as if by magic.” W-pI.158.3 “What you remember never was. It came from causelessness which you confused with cause.” T-28.I.9

But then it explains it in a way that us regular mortals can understand:

“Whenever we move from one instant to the next, the previous one no longer exists.” UR T 3 C 34 “The present is the only time there is.” W-pI.164.1

We can relate to this in our reality of time and space for we understand that the past only lives in our memories and if we got amnesia then there would be no past and it would be as if it did not exist, or time as we know it would not exist.

Jesus in the Course even acknowledges this:

“There was a past, but it does not matter. It does not explain the present or account for the future.” Chapter 5 Section 7 COA

But the past and time itself happens in our minds:

“the past has gone. It never happened in reality. Only in your mind, which thought it did,” T-18.IV.8

Time not only happens in our minds but the mind is responsible for the manifestation of any possible idea from the life of God through the Father – or the Son in His right or wrong mind.

The confusion with time is exacerbated by the teaching concerning the separation stating that “In time this happened very long ago. In reality it never happened at all.” M-2.2

Then some think that we are told that our present lives (that do not exist) are a replay of events from the ancient past. This is due largely to this passage we covered somewhat in the chapter on The Bold Adventure.

“Time really, then, goes backward to an instant so ancient that it is beyond all memory, and past even the possibility of remembering. Yet because it is an instant that is relived again and again and still again, it seems to be now. … The world of time is the world of illusion. What happened long ago seems to be happening now. Choices made long since appear to be open; yet to be made. What has been learned and understood and long ago passed by is looked upon as a new thought, a fresh idea, a different approach.” M-2.3 & 4

The idea some get from this is that the separation was completely over eons ago. Our current dream and life as well as all lives on the planet were lived way back then and for some unexplained reason we are pretending to live them again. It is as if we were in a movie theater watching a movie of our past life. Everything has already been filmed and we think we are the characters therein. If your character decides to go shopping at 3 PM Thursday then there is no way you can decide otherwise because the movie has already been filmed and there’s no changing it. You just think you make decisions in your life which is already set in a movie.

Believers in this idea overlook the really crazy thing in the text that “an instant that is relived again and again and still again, it seems to be now.”

So, here’s what we are supposed to believe with this interpretation. The separation along with the dream of this universe began and ended long ago. We are not here, we are no longer dreaming and have awakened and are with God in heaven. Even though the Course says there is no past in heaven, for some odd reason we are obsessed with the past and through our own free will we watch this film of our lives “again and again and still again.” In the process of watching this film we get so engrossed that we completely identify with our old selves. That is what we are doing now. We have identified with the movie so much we think we are back there again.

When you think of it, this is an illusion that tops the illusion of the separation itself.

For one thing, we are told that this dream we entered is no fun picnic but an insane nightmare full of pain, hatred, guilt and death. If we have already been through all the drama and are aware of all of our lives from beginning to end why then would we want to go to these strange movies, forget heaven, identify with our old selves and suffer all over again and again for millions of years?

This sounds like one of most sinister versions of hell that one could imagine.

Our worst nightmares here in this reality are better than this supposed movie we are watching in heaven. Here when we have a nightmare and awaken it is over and generally, we do not have it again. The Course calls this life we are in a nightmare and to think we volunteer to live a nightmare over and over thinking it is real is pure madness.

Now the Course calls our original plunge into this dream insane, but that insanity of doing it once without understanding would be nothing to the insanity of doing it again and again on purpose after we have supposedly learned our lesson and returned home

Let us suppose you were tortured to death in a certain life. Would you really want to leave the joyous existence in heaven to be tortured again and again and, unlike watching a movie, actually seem to feel the pain?

Thank God this belief does not hold water and is not in harmony with what ACIM is attempting to teach us.

As proven in previous chapters the Course tells us at times we are not here because our dream world is not occurring in the real world in eternity. The same applies when the Course says the separation never happened. Again, it is defined as a dream and a dream is not considered as a real happening.

Even so, a dream is an event that creates a real experience by the mind within the dream state itself.

When you wake up from a dream and you tell it to a friend do you end with a disclaimer like this: “I didn’t really have a dream.”

Of course not. You really did have a dream and spent some time there but you may say something like: “I’m glad the dream didn’t happen.” In other words, the dream did happen, but not as part of your waking reality.

If we are not reliving our life like in a movie then how do we explain this passage we quoted earlier:

“Time really, then, goes backward to an instant so ancient that it is beyond all memory, and past even the possibility of remembering. Yet because it is an instant that is relived again and again and still again, it seems to be now.” M-2.4

We are told that time began after the separation and its beginning is very ancient. It goes back “beyond all memory, and past even the possibility of remembering.”

How far back do you suppose that is? Well, we know that time has been in existence since the beginning of this material universe and scientists make a good case that it is over 13 billion years old. That’s pretty old but the age of the universe is embedded in the elements and universe itself so when it says “past even the possibility of remembering” it may be indicating the beginning of time and the separation was much further back.

It is interesting to note that many spiritual traditions, especially from the east, tell us that there were many universes before this one whose beginning go back beyond all memory. In addition, many scientists theorize that there were many universes before this one and the creation will continue after this one is gone. If this is true then the beginning mentioned by ACIM could have been many trillions of years ago.

Whether the beginning of time was billions or trillions of years ago we know for sure that it was a very long time ago. It is interesting though that time in the Course is spoken of as merely lasting for an “instant.”

“Time lasted but an instant in your mind, with no effect upon eternity.” T-26.V.3

“For what could house this mad idea against reality but for an instant?” T-20.VI.8

 

Understanding the Dream

If each of us were participating in the extended dream then we could have lived millions of lifetimes. What could be the sensible truth here?

A careful study of the Course gives an interesting explanation as related earlier, but here it is in a nutshell.

There is one Sonship, but many parts called Sons of God. When the separation first occurred not all the sons participated. Part stayed in heaven and part went into the dream state to make worlds of time and space that would seem real.

In that instant, God created a solution to the problem which involved the creation of the Holy Spirit to guide the wayward Sons back home. We are told that in the eternal world cause and effect happen simultaneously so from the view of heavenly understanding no time has passed between the beginning and end of the separation even if it lasts billions of years for us. In heaven it is an “instant.” But a heavenly instant can contain a near eternity of time or very little time depending on the intent of the creation.

Here is the knowledge that helps us understand the supposed replaying of the dream:

The Sons of God have “children, who are as like the Sons as they are like the Father.” T-7.XI.7

So, all Sons of God create by creating additional Sons. This would include the first batch of returned Sons. They would resume their creation function and produce additional Sons. Putting it in human terms the family picture must have gone something like this.

Young Son: Tell me Dad about your adventures in time and space.

Returned Son: It was quite an experience with lots of up and downs. There were a lot of struggles and it wasn’t peaceful like where we are now.

Young Son: I think I’d like to try it out. I’d like to find out what it is like to experience an imperfect world.

Returned Son: Shows concern but realizes the Young Son has free will so he cannot stop him. The young Son has the same powers to manifest a dream that he did.

Thus what is replayed again and again is experienced by the newly created Sons, who are the Sons of the Sons who have returned who want to experience time and space. The solution to the separation happened long ago and most of the Sons in the one Sonship are “safe at home” but obviously some, like ourselves, are not.

Obviously, you and I, are in the dream because we are here experiencing it in present time. We are consciously experiencing it and perceiving it. It is an actual happening that you are reading these words, even if you are reading them while dreaming.

The Course tells us the Sonship continues in heaven undisturbed, as many parts of it are completely awake and fulfilling their function. It can thus be said that the Son has not left heaven, for the life of the Sonship continues there but the Course says of the separated parts that “You are not yet awake, but you can learn how to awaken.” T-9.VI.5. And the Father Himself is quoted as saying, “My children sleep and must be awakened.” T-6.V.1

So, in heaven we have the one Sonship, which consists of trillions of parts. Most parts are awake and participating in the ongoing process of creation, but some are asleep and not participating.

Adam represents the current Sons asleep in this world and concerning him it says:

“Yet the Bible says that a deep sleep fell upon Adam, and nowhere is there reference to his waking up. The world has not yet experienced any comprehensive reawakening or rebirth. Such a rebirth is impossible as long as you continue to project or miscreate.” T-2.I.3

Here it is clearly stated that our part of the Sonship is currently asleep – not awake in heaven and awakening is “impossible as long as you continue to project or miscreate.”

We who are dreaming have actually chosen to do so:

“You have chosen a sleep in which you have had bad dreams, but the sleep is not real and God calls you to awake.” T-6.IV.6

When a Son seeks for “the impossible” or things contrary to God’s will his “decision offers it to him as he requests.”

“If he asks for the impossible, if he wants what does not exist or seeks for illusions in his heart, all this becomes his own. The power of his decision offers it to him as he requests. Herein lie hell and Heaven. The sleeping Son of God has but this power left to him.” M-21.3

This is where we are now. This is happening now in time and space and to deny that which is happening in any reality is to move further into the illusion.

Like the world, the body is also not real and often spoken of by students as not being “here.” Yet the Course warns us not to take this too far for “the body is merely a fact.”

“The body, if properly understood, shares the invulnerability of the Atonement to two-edged application. This is not because the body is a miracle, but because it is not inherently open to misinterpretation. The body is merely a fact. Its ABILITIES can be, and frequently are, overevaluated. However, it is almost impossible to deny its existence. Those who do are engaging in a particularly unworthy form of denial… There is little doubt that the mind can miscreate. If one denies this unfortunate aspect of its power, one is also denying the power itself.)” UR T 2 C 8

This is telling is that even the dream is created by the mind which has the power of God and though miscreation occurs “it is almost impossible to deny its existence” and to do so are engaging in an “unworthy form of denial.”

It makes a similar statement concerning the separation which many deny even happening:

“The Separation HAS occurred. To deny this is merely to misuse denial.” T 2 E 50

Yes, the Courses tells us that what we have made here is unreal from the viewpoint of heaven, but then it often emphasizes how real it is to us because of the power of thought:

“The thoughts you hold are mighty, and illusions are as strong in their effects as is the truth.” W-pI.132.1

That is quite a statement – that our “illusions are as strong in their effects as is the truth.”

To illustrate just think of the attention we place on our bodies, concerning which it says: “At no single instant does the body exist at all.” T-18.VII.3

If the body is sick or is injured we seek treatment, if it is hungry we feed it, if we need to communicate with someone we move the body close enough to talk to them.

We treat the body, the world and time itself as if they are as pure truth in heaven. Of our own free will we have chosen this path:

“You have elected to be in time rather than eternity, and therefore believe you are in time.” T-5.VI.1

No, you are not fully in heaven watching a movie for “a part of you remains outside (the unity of heaven), unknowing, unawakened, and in need of you as witness to the truth?” W-pI.169.13

Something, the impossible, indeed has happened:

“Here the world of idols has been set by the idea this power and place and time are given form, and shape the world where the impossible has happened.” T-29.VIII.6

“Thus do both terms imply a thing impossible but yet which has occurred, resulting in a state of conflict seen between what is and what could never be. Truth and illusions both are equal now, for both have happened. The impossible becomes the thing you need forgiveness for, salvation from.” W-pI.99.1-2

“Why are you surprised that something happened in the dim past, when it is so clearly happening right now?” UR T 4 C 7

It is indeed an unworthy form of denial to merely keep proclaiming “nothing is real,” “nothing happened” and “I am in heaven” when the illusion is still real enough to us that we care for the body and earn a living in the world from which salvation is needed.

The seeker must realize where he is before he can correctly arrive at any destination. If you think you are in New York when you are really in Los Angeles and want to go to Las Vegas you may wind up going west instead of east and driving into the ocean.

Even so, if the student is under illusion, and captivated by more illusion, then he only goes deeper into the dream instead of awakening. Here is what happens when you really awaken:

“but the sleep is not real and God calls you to awake. There will be nothing left of your dream when you hear Him, because you will awaken.” T-6.IV.6

Look around. Is the world still there? Is your car still in the driveway? Do you see your hands in front of you? then you are not yet fully in heaven and still in the dream of illusion.

“The miracle does not awaken you, but merely shows you who the dreamer is.” T-28.II.4

And who is the dreamer?

He is the all powerful Son of God who can accomplish anything he sets to do, but first he must realize who he is and where, or what state he is currently in. When he sees his situation correctly he can then take real steps toward returning home.

“So do we lay aside our amulets, our charms and medicines, our chants and bits of magic in whatever form they take. We will be still and listen for the Voice of healing, which will cure all ills as one, restoring saneness to the Son of God. No voice but this can cure. Today we hear a single Voice which speaks to us of truth, where all illusions end, and peace returns to the eternal, quiet home of God.” W-pI.140.10

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All Things New

All Things New

A reader quotes me from the gathering: quote from the gathering: “When you come up with a philosophy that produces boredom, then you come up with a philosophy that is not from God because God is not interested in boredom.”

Reader: That’s quite a lot to think about. At first glance, I agree with it, and I have the feeling that this might be the most inspired thing JJ ever said, but having said that, it doesn’t seem to agree with some other things I have been taught at church and even things which I have read in Book III of The Immortal. Therefore, I would really appreciate some additional clarification.

This is what trips me up. In the class, a man in the audience asked whether mankind had had a similar evolution on previous planets, and that this whole process had gone on in the past and would continue in the future. JJ replied that this wasn’t true, and then stated the above maxim.

If this is true, what about beings who are more evolved than us, such as Sanat Kumara, and the Christ. Where and how did they evolve and take their initiations? I had always assumed that they were older souls had gone through the same steps which we are going through, only on other worlds.

JJ: Glad you asked for clarification in case others misunderstood.

I have stated numerous times that there are many advanced beings in the universe who have progressed on past planets and solar systems. These beings are now in a state of progression far beyond us.

The point I made was that when new systems and planets are created that there is not an exact duplication of the situation. God does “all things new” and each round creates a little more an advanced situation to deal with. Our situation in “overcoming all things” is a little different and more complex than was Sanat Kumara when he progressed through our stage.

The point made is that God does not like boredom and does not repeat himself exactly over and over, but the path for each individual is a little different and each new round of creation also has new and different ingredients added.

Another reader says: I enjoyed this post JJ and I much appreciate the amount of effort you put into trying to get across such concepts as ‘steps to learning and discovery’. It always helps to understand where you might be relative to others on the road to discovery and I definitely recognize myself as being at what you call ‘stage 3’ However you state at stage 4 that “For many who are below Stage 4 it will seem that truth is a relative thing.” I think this is inconsistent with your definition of stage 3, one who is logical and relies solely upon reason will certainty recognize that Truth is not relative, but rather a concept created to define that which correctly corresponds to reality.

So when you state that “The discovery made at Stage 4, however, is that it is not truth that is relative, but the perception of truth that is relative.”

My experience is that this process is a stage 3 discovery.

JJ: Notice my wording on this “For many who are below Stage 4 it will seem that truth is a relative thing.”

The “many” who are below Stage 4, who see truth as relative, are mostly the Stage 2, or the emotionally polarized. While it is true that some Stage 3s begin to see the absolute in truth that “truth is true and nothing else is true” (ACIM) there are many who do not understand this until Stage 4 is reached where the intuition is opened up.

The mental person is reasonable, but still subject to illusion and if his definition of truth is incorrect then many of the conclusions he derives about it will be warped making truth seem relative.

I keep getting posts wanting to talk about unknowable truth that cannot be known. I prefer to discuss things where knowing is possible. For instance:

Two arms plus two legs equals four limbs.

Two arms plus two legs equals four limbs in one body.

Therefore both of these equations are true in reality.

2+2=4

and

2+2=1

I asked this question to our “truth is unknowable” reader:

If you could give us one of God’s truths perhaps you could make your point.

To this the reader responded:

Impossible. Thus my point that the intellect of man (in using necessarily limited and limiting words and ideas) cannot know or demonstrate or give truth, has been succinctly and experientially made.

JJ: Sigh. At last we have come to this point that we have arrived at dozens of times in the past when people of this fixed mindset come to the group.

For the benefit of the newer people, here is the process that keeps repeating itself.

An overzealous seeker believes he has discovered The One Way. This way is expressed in different words, but basically goes like this.

The universe is an illusion with no truth, and salvation can only be obtained by going beyond the illusion to a place which is given various names by these self-proclaimed enlightened ones.

Some of the names are:

The Great Void

Nothingness

Space between the dualities

Formlessness

Formless God

Emptiness

Whatever this place is the common thread among all these people is this.

Nothing about this can be placed in words or understood by the mind. Yet each of these preachers has force fed us with attempts to influence our minds by putting this nothingness into words. The idea is always that we must become nothingness as they are so we can also have this deathly peace that they cannot explain or demonstrate.

Even though they cannot explain, demonstrate it or show the way, we are supposed to be enthused about it.

Let me add this. I have had many spiritual contacts in my life and they are all something and I can place them all into words that will shed at least some light on the mind of the seeker. If I discover a truth from the higher worlds I can tell you about it and have done so. The Molecular Relationship is one example.

We have covered this ground many times and the end is always the same. You cannot tell us any truth because you cannot place it into words or even define it or hint at it, and we are too low on the totem pole to understand. We also have no clue as to what real love is.

We listen to a few of your presentations because there is some variety in each new presenter, but now boring repetition is set in. Members can read the archives and see where the conversation would go from here if we were to continue.

We accept the fact that you want to escape the responsibility of mental thought and that you feel you cannot place the truth in words, but we do not want to accept the great repetition of being told over and over that we need to see and understand that which cannot be seen and understood.

We get the idea and wish to move on to truth that can register with mind, understanding and soul.

“What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.” Jewish Proverb

Aug 10, 2004

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Truth, Mind and Intuition

Truth, Mind and Intuition

A Reader Writes: writes: Actually – the Masters are now found on the buddhic plane and NOT the manasic plane. There has been a shift to the buddhic plane, as evidence in the following quotes, “On the second subplane of the mental plane you have the groups belonging to the Masters, if so I may express it. These groups are animated and vitalized from the atomic subplane where the Masters (when manifesting for the helping of the sons of men) have Their habitat,” Letters on Occult Meditation, Page 266

 [Since 1920, great changes have occurred. Now (1949) “there has been a shift to the Buddhic Plane. (A. A. B.)]”

JJ: This is a good point but note another quote you gave: “On the buddhic plane, where the Masters and their disciples form the forty-nine centres in the bodies of the seven Heavenly Men.”

This comes from A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 166, which was published in 1925 about nine years before his statement that the plane of the mind is “the plane whereon the Masters can be found.”

The Masters have been working on the Buddhic plane for many centuries. His point in the introduction is that the disciple must ascend to the plane of the mind to “find” the masters. My quoting this was not intended to infer that the masters are polarized there, but because they use mind they can be found by higher mind. The higher mind is the most accessible plane for all lives in the Solar System.

What has changed in the last century is that more disciples have contacted the buddhic plane so the Masters are placing more focus there in working with disciples.

Another reader says: I do not see that anyone is negating the value of the mental, but may be indicating that there is a preponderance of it in the Keysters group where it is a very dominant factor, perhaps even utilized inordinately at the expense of the higher faculty of intuition and simple love.

JJ: There’s plenty of love to go around here if you look for it, but if you are looking for arguments then the love will gravitate to where it is accepted.

I’ve met a lot of the people in the group and find it insulting when people come on board insinuating they lack love. Believe me, they do not.

Logic, reasoning and common sense never diminish love.

We talk more of principles here than many places which are an intuitional factor in polarization. I know of no other group which has placed so much emphasis on this, which lies above the plane of the mind, but always can be expressed in a way that makes sense.

Reader: The intuition must be used however, if the disciple wishes to penetrate into the essence of any scripture or spiritual teaching. The mental faculty cannot apprehend reality, it can only know about things.

JJ: We agree here. I’ve taught this dozens of times in the archives.

Reader: It is obvious that DK’s work was in large part an attempt to exercise and mature the mental faculty in humankind generally, but not once did he assert that the mind should be overvalued or placed before the heart and love.

JJ: He did correctly emphasize that mind was above the emotional level.

Here are his own words: “In the process of unfoldment, heart development precedes head development. The emotional nature and the senses unfold prior to the mind, as can be seen if we study humanity as a whole. The heart centre opens before the head centre. Love must ever be developed before power can be safely used. Therefore, the light of love must be functioning before the light of life can be consciously employed.

“As the lotus centre of the heart opens and reveals the love of God, through meditation a synchronous unfoldment takes place within the head. The twelve petalled lotus in the head (which is the higher correspondence of the heart centre, and the intermediary between the twelve petalled egoic lotus on its own plane and the head centre) awakens. The pineal gland is gradually brought from a state of atrophy to full functioning activity and the centre of consciousness is transferred out of the emotional nature into the illuminated mind consciousness.” The Light of the Soul Pg 293

There is some synchronous development of the various centers, but overall the feeling nature in the solar plexus and heart precede the unfoldment of the true mind (not brain).

It’s not the case of placing one center before the other but in the correct use of all of them. It’s a little like driving a car. One may say the motor is the most important part, but if the driver has no gas then nothing works.

As we develop the emotions and mind and proceed to the intuition, we do not leave them behind, but use them with wisdom.

That’s what a Master of Wisdom does. He uses all his centers with wisdom and mastery.

Reader: The mind or mental body is incapable of knowing love, and to my mind [:)] it is therefore unwise to give it priority in our lives, even dangerous, if we wish to go the path that leads back to God, Who is Love.

JJ: It is only dangerous if the head centers are forced open before the heart develops.

As a general rule DK’s words hold true: “The emotional nature and the senses unfold prior to the mind, as can be seen if we study humanity as a whole. The heart centre opens before the head centre.”

The principle is this:

The higher understands the lower, but the lower does not understand the higher.

Therefore, the mind understands the heart and lower emotion, but the emotional nature does not comprehend mind.

This is the reason that when emotional people come on this group, which uses mind, that they seem to have no idea of what we are teaching or attempting to accomplish.

Reader: “Unaided by the Holy Breath, the work of intellection tends to solve the problems of the things we see, and nothing more. The senses were ordained to bring into the mind mere pictures of the things that pass away; they do not deal with real things; they do not comprehend eternal law. But man has something in his soul, a something that will tear the veil apart that he may see the world of real things. We call this something spirit-consciousness; it sleeps in every soul, and cannot be awakened till the Holy Breath becomes a welcome guest. Tis Holy Breath knocks at the door of every soul, but cannot enter in until the will of man throws wide the door. There is no power in intellect to turn the key; philosophy and science both have toiled to get a glimpse behind the veil; but they have failed. The secret spring that throws ajar the door of soul is touched by nothing else than purity in life, by prayer and holy thought.” Jesus, Aquarian Gospel.

JJ: Great quote and one I endorse. One must place attention beyond the mind to “comprehend eternal law” which we call principles here and have dealt with extensively.

Notice something though. “Holy thought” “throws ajar the door of soul.”

Mind is indeed a stepping stone.

Reader: Is it possible for the mind of man to accurately define God’s truth or even come close to compart-mental-izing it?

JJ: Yes. I have done it many times.

Reader: Even the most illumined minds have not been able to do this. They can at best only indicate in which direction the truth may be found.

JJ: A lot of them have done this. Anyone who adds 2+2 to equal four has accomplished this.

If a thing is true it is God’s truth.

Reader: Since the mental body is one of the soul’s surface vehicles of expression, how can it ever perfectly define what resides beyond it?

JJ: The intuitional vehicle passes the light down to the mind and the mind can encapsulate it into words that can be understood in some degree by all and acutely understood by another who is polarized in the intuitional vehicle or higher.

Reader: The most enlightened teacher cannot tell us what an apple is.

JJ: Then you need a new teacher. My first grade teacher taught me about apples.

Reader: He will instead say, “Go and taste the apple for yourself and then you will know”. Therefore the very best teacher can only instruct the student on how to reach and take the apple. In order to do that, he points towards the tree.

JJ: You’re making things way too complicated here. Next you will be telling us we need to know all about the atoms in the apple to know it.

I know what a rat is, but I’ve never tasted one and have no desire to.

Reader: I have found that to define truth with the mind and so to think about truth is to kill it.

JJ: Funny. I have found that it gives life to the truth.

Reader: This is a scientifically provable fact because after an experience of deep inner revelation, one thought and the revelatory light is lost.

JJ: Sounds like you are talking about inspiration here which is a different subject.

Reader quoting me: “We know where you think truth is but not sure about what you think it is once you find it.”

Reader: How can the mind ever know that?

JJ: You are overlooking the fact that there are levels of mind. The lowest is the physical brain which calculates. The next step up is the mind which understands reason which is above the emotional. After that we reach the Atmic plane of higher mind which has divine understanding.

I do not have time to explain it all, but my mind knows lots of truth and things that are true. If a thing is demonstrated, this is pretty strong evidence that it is true.

Reader: This is why enlightened teachers have urged us to let go all the mind’s understanding, empty the mind and heart so that the truth can then enter and illumine.

JJ: Another reader just reiterated my teaching in harmony with this. To obtain inspiration one must place attention above the heart and mind, but then when the inspiration is received the receiving part of yourself will share it with the other parts of yourself. This is what love does.

Reader: It is a scientifically provable fact that as long as a seeker holds onto to any idea in his mind of what the truth will look or feel like, he can never arrive at truth, or better still – truth can never arrive in him.

JJ: I don’t know that it’s been scientifically proven, but if one does hold on to his ideas at the expense of new ones he will not move on to new truth. Perhaps you can experiment with this principle and let go of some of your ideas of the mind and read some of mine without detachment. Perhaps some new light would come.

Reader: “The Tao that can be named is no longer the Tao.” Lao Tzu.

JJ: The Jews called God Jehovah. Does this mean they killed God?

Reader: Or put another way, truth is formless. Formlessness described (circumscribed) is no longer formless. It is reduced, diminished and imprisoned in a form. It therefore dies.

JJ: Truth, as defined in the  dictionary, only exists in form. Any word, including truth needs form to express itself. When any truth is named about Tao, then that truth has form and vibration. The Word (vibration-form) is God.

If you do not believe it then give me a truth that needs no form to express itself.

Reader: Something the mind of man is very adept at doing is imprisoning the formless in an attempt to shape God’s truth (which is formless and nameless) into its own image. Yet God’s truth is not bendable, moveable or shapeable.

JJ: If you could give us one of God’s truths perhaps you could make your point.

Reader: So to try to define God’s truth (shape truth) with man-made ideas and thoughts is actually a thoroughly futile plight that leads round and round in closed circles. It is God’s divine providence that reveals truth to man. Man cannot reveal God’s truth, no matter what language, ideas, concepts or thinking is used because truth is beyond language, ideas, concepts and thinking.

JJ: I’ll reveal one right here in English. 2+2=4

Reader: Love, not the mind, reveals truth, and then perhaps the mind can serve to convey just a hint at what love has revealed.

JJ: The intuition vehicle which is above mind and heart reveals truth, but once it is understood then heart and mind can communicate it to other hearts and minds.

Truth, as we have discussed for years in this group, is such a simple concept that Webster and small children can understand it. I do not know why so many come and go here making Herculean mental and emotional attempts to make it more complicated than it is.

“People see God every day; they just don’t recognize Him.” Pearl Bailey (1918 – 1990)

Aug 9, 2004

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The Source of Intuition

The Source of Intuition

Previous reader quoting me:

I do not know how many times I must ask this question, but let me try again. Would you share with us your definition of truth so we can get a better idea of what you are attempting to communicate? While you are at it give us two examples of truth.

Reader Response:

This is the definition that was offered in my previous email –

“Truth (with a capital T) exists on higher levels of consciousness, which we can access through our feelings and intuitions.”

JJ: I had no idea that this was your definition of truth because it is not a definition.

It is as if I asked you to define an apple and you told me that “Apples grow on trees.”

Giving us a vague idea of where an apple may be found is not telling us what an apple is. Using such a vague definition I could go and find a cherry tree and if I did not know better, I would think that cherries were apples.

It appears that you do not know what you think truth is.

Perhaps you could try again.

We know where you think truth is but not sure about what you think it is once you find it.

Reader: One example of Truth was previously given. The initial word given to describe it was as follows: Truth does not exist within duality, but above it so that it is inclusive of all that is below.

JJ: Again you are giving us the where and not the what. What truth have you discovered beyond duality?

Reader: Another: when we are One and use “I” we will not be referring to our selfs but to Christ.

JJ: We are far from being one for not even you and I are one, so you are presenting a theory here that cannot be proven to be true. In addition, even if what you say is true it is a truth in duality.

Why?

The Christ is the second aspect of the Trinity of Father, Son *(Christ) and Holy Spirit.

The idea of Christ can only exist in duality just as the number three can only exist there.

Reader: How about: there is a separation of male/female energies causing a disharmony that extends beyond earth. Our uniting of these energies is about to occur bringing harmony back into creation.

JJ: Again you have to talk of duality to advance something you consider to be true.

The truth of science supports the idea that creation is caused by a slight imbalance of male female energies and I have written of this. There is no evidence that these energies will be united in the near future. In the human kingdom we are seeking to bring them into closer balance, but it will be a long process. If the male/female energies were to be in perfect balance in the universe then all creation would disappear. That will not happen for many billions of years.

Reader: And: before there can be seeding and new growth, the old must die completely.

JJ: This seems to fit the standard definition of truth, but you are stating a truth that only exists in duality. You say that truth exists outside of duality and I would be interested in hearing of such a truth.

Reader: Here, as in all of DK’s writings I have read, he speaks of the intuition being the driving force behind an illumined mind.

JJ: This is true, but he tells us a number of times (and I know also from my own experience) that polarization must be shifted from the emotions to the mind before the intuition is brought into play.

Reader: Intuition comes forth from the heart. Without an awakened heart, we can get stuck in our minds. Then we become vulnerable to unholy influences through thought forms and aeons.

JJ: Intuition comes from the head center more particularly the third eye as noted by H. P. Blavatsky:

“Dangma means a purified soul, one who has become a Jivanmukta, the highest adept, or rather a Mahatma so-called. His “opened eye” is the inner spiritual eye of the seer, and the faculty which manifests through it is not clairvoyance as ordinarily understood, i.e., the power of seeing at a distance, but rather the faculty of spiritual intuition, through which direct and certain knowledge is obtainable. THIS FACULTY IS INTIMATELY CONNECTED WITH THE “THIRD EYE,” which mythological tradition ascribes to certain races of men.”

From the Secret Doctrine

In addition, DK tells us that several centers work together to bring the full power of intuition into play:

“The intuition with its unerring judgment, and psychometry of the higher kind with its power to reveal the past and the future, are the prerogatives of the divine soul. These higher powers come into play when the head and heart centres, as well as the throat centre, are brought into activity as the result of meditation and service. Let the student, however, remember two things:

“That the greater can always include the lesser, but the purely animal psychic does not include the higher.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Pg. 9

Conclusion: Before the intuition can come into play, the head, heart and throat centers must be developed, but from the third eye of the mind comes the power to see that which the intuition reveals.

Reader: I did read the archives, JJ, and do not want to spend too much time on this, but there seems to be an illogic to your reasoning. Teleioo (Greek for perfection)in all its forms is used differently in different sentences. Sometimes as a verb, sometimes an adverb or adjective. I am no grammar expert so please bear with me.

JJ: It’s used pretty consistently to mean the finishing of a work. To do a thing without flaw, the Greek AKRIBELA is used. This is the perfection of which you are thinking and it was never applied to Jesus or God.

Reader: But then when Jesus says be ye teleios, there is only the noun mentioned – ye, there is no *something*. This then is a general description referring to a state of being, not just in regards to a particular *something*.

JJ: I see no evidence the scripture is referring to a state of being, even though this could be part of the interpretation.

The point I was making is that perfection as in flawless is not the meaning of TELEIOS or TELEIOO, but is the meaning of AKRBELA which was applied to the Pharisees’ ideas and not God or Jesus.

Reader: But please note that Jesus is not saying that we are to make ourselves teleios, but that we are to be teleios. Can you see the difference? Only Christ can make us teleios (John 17:23). We simply surrender to His work within us, which is the working of Grace.

JJ: TELEIOS in Matt 5:48 is future first person. Obviously, Jesus is talking of a perfection (of a job) that will be completed in the future and not something that will happen now by turning our souls over to Jesus (or one we think represents him).

Here you are letting all the teachings of the Ancient Wisdom go by the wayside and are reverting back to “believe in Jesus and be perfect or saved.”

Finishing the job (Biblical perfection) requires more than turning your free will over to someone else. It requires working at finishing the job.

When the job is finished (perfected) we will be one in the mind and heart of God.

Reader: When we are in our mind, without the heart as our polestar, we can get stuck.

JJ: Why are you preaching this to us? I think everyone here believes we need heart as well as mind.

Reader: Those who are stuck may hold to illogical ideas or opinions because they are unable to find a way around them. But once the heart has been awakened, True Intuition will develop guiding us through the lower mind into the realm of the Divine.

JJ: The heart, the throat and the head all must be developed and used.

Reader: And it can be very quickly. It is here that we taste of Perfection, suddenly finding that the words of Jesus are clear, without need to add to them or to debate their meaning. His teachings then become a testament, a witness, not only to the Path that He has walked, but also to the one that we are on.

JJ: When translated correctly according to the original intent from the Greek available, the scriptures make much more sense than those translations that incorporate the dogma of the translator’s religious mindset.

It is interesting to watch you use your mind to convince us that we are not supposed to use our minds.

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.” Alfred Korzybski (1879 – 1950)

Aug 8, 2004

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