Recognizing Higher Contact

2000-10-13 10:53:00

Chris writes concerning my comments on the approach from the East and West.

I could hardly call a country of 16 million people still...and from my personal experience from my travels in the Far East, the noise of the suburbs of Bombay at any hour of the day or night far exceeds the noise of San Francisco in rush hour. The noise spoken of is the noise of the mind ... the constant chatter, the to-ing and fro-ing of the thoughts, emotions and illusions created by holding on to the left brain concept of logical meaning and interpretation.

You have a point there, but I wasn't referring to outward noise so much as outward circumstances. A busy person in the West, such as me, has little time for meditation so I have to learn to go within, in the midst of work, turmoil, noise and even conflict. Djwahl Khul points out that the businessman contemplating the course of his business is accomplishing in his sphere a similar accomplishment to a monk focusing in silence upon a seed thought. I have personally gotten some of my highest knowledge, while meditating in the midst of work, communicating and noise.

On the other hand, I would guess that Paul has a quiet, perhaps beautiful place where he goes where he gets his highest inspiration. I do agree with Paul that we must balance both approaches, but we must also realize that the seekers from the East and West are conditioned much differently. One of the problems that western seekers have is that they think the eastern ways must be the best for all in seeking the higher contact, not realizing that there is an advantage to using a more active approach for the western mind.

How can a seeker be sure he has made soul contact? If we meet another who claims higher contact how will we know whether or not that person is deceived?

A number of you have made wise comments on this that may indeed reach the souls of some, but I will seek to add a few more words. We have covered this subject in the past but for the sake of the new readers it is especially good to cover periodically. Hopefully we can shed some additional light for the benefit of all.

Who is sure that he has made soul contact? There are two groups: those who have not made soul contact and those who have. Of course, those in the first category are in a state of deception. An example of this may be a person who attends a Billy Graham Crusade and is stirred emotionally to go to the front and be "saved."

Often such an occurrence is not a direct soul contact, but a reflection of soul. Soul energy is indeed reflected from the higher Triad of chakras to the lower quaternary of four chakras and the solar plexus center does receive a distorted version of the higher heart energies.

Here is the basic problem for many self-declared spiritual people. The highest they have felt is high emotional energy and they may associate this with the spirit or voice of God. The problem is then caused by the fact that in their mind nothing is higher than God and since God has spoken to them the "most High" or the highest possible voice and vibration has been experienced.

There is one extremely important qualification one must meet to obtain real soul contact. He must become as a little child and approach the spiritual quest with the idea that he may indeed be a child in learning and he has not found the highest possible contact. The injunction of Jesus is worded as follows: "Seek and ye shall find." BUT - if we think we "have found it" or found the highest contact then the quest for light is over and no more seeking is necessary.

Additional seeking is always necessary - no matter where we think we are upon the Path. There is always more BECOMING ahead of us. It is the natural inclination of all humans to want to find a plateau and just rest upon it. The reason for this is that most of us are lazy. Just as we like to go to school a few years and then quit our studies and work at one career for the rest of our lives, we also like the idea of finding God and then having that be the end of the search. Once we find God we tend to think we can then rest and cease to struggle for more light forever.

This hurdle of believing we have found the ultimate must be set aside. We must always be open to greater light, greater contact, greater knowledge, greater oneness, greater associations etc. The soul is strongly associated with truth and has the capacity to recognize all true principles; therefore, a search or quest for the truth is a quest for soul contact.

There can be no soul contact unless the person seeks truth and values truth once it is discovered. The doors of the soul cannot stay shut for long to he who loves the truth.

The first real contact is the still small voice which is so imperceptible that the seeker at first thinks he is imagining a contact. Many tend to dismiss the voice and thus delay their progression for a period of time. Others do pay attention and just as "energy follows thought" even so does spiritual awareness follow the person who focuses on the voice. As the focus is concentrated the energies of the Spirit begin to intensify just as the rays of the sun focus through a magnifying glass. Then when the concentrated energy of Spirit is contacted there will be no doubt for the experience is impossible to sweep under a rug or deny.

One of the Principles of Discovery is the process of elimination so let us list what soul contact is not. Soul contact is not just feeling emotional, but it is true that soul contact will stir your emotions. Most psychic activity is done through the astral body and not soul contact. Most channeling is done through the astral body and not through soul contact. Many visions have nothing to do with the soul. Many writings which claim to be inspired have little to do with soul.

So if all these things may not involve soul contact how can we be sure once we have arrived at the true door? Keith gave a good answer. He tells us of a gnosis or true knowing one has when the soul is reached. This is true. We may be deceived about where we are before soul contact, but when the contact has been made there is a knowing involved that is far more real than the previous deluded belief of which he was so sure.

When two people meet, who are in contact with the soul, there will be a communion, a knowing between them, an understanding with no words exchanged. As we stated earlier the closest the average person comes to the higher spiritual sensation is the sexual climax. We have discussed this before so the old timers should get this.

Question: What is the correspondence between sex and higher spiritual contacts? How can the understanding of sex help us to understand what to look for in higher spiritual energies?