"Do you think morphic resonance and/or the collective unconscious provide tools for the access to species information? I know they would still be regarded as occurring outside of oneself but looked at another way, they wouldn't be if we accept that we are all one."
As Glenys says, this follows the line of the 100th monkey idea. When one monkey learned something new, monkeys out of contact, even on other islands, soon picked up the information. Did the monkeys go within? Can we go within and pick up information in the mass consciousness?
First of all - all things are possible. It is possible that someone could have picked up the number -2 that I wrote down, but before a person could have done it, he or she would have had to understand the principles governing the obtaining of such information. If you try to obtain data hidden from normal human senses before obtaining the principle that reveals it, then the data obtained will be random.
There is a principle involved in the sharing of knowledge through a species. From a higher viewpoint, each species is one life. The human race, for instance, has a collective evolving consciousness as real as a one individual human. When your nose itches, your whole being is aware of the problem. When you learn to walk as a child, your whole body learns and adjusts to the new balance that is being developed. When you learn that apples are good for you, the whole body again knows this and cooperates in assimilating them.
Even so, all monkeys together produce a collective consciousness as do humans and all other species. When one part of the species learns a new principle (not necessarily facts), then that principle is soon communicated by natural means throughout the whole species.
The contest for the number was not meant to demonstrate the uselessness of going within, but the limitation of going within for normal human beings. If we are deceived into thinking that all we have to do is "go within," and then we can retrieve anything, then we are likely to get caught up in illusion, and if we imagine we are right we will think we are right.
I cannot repeat enough times that the great value of going within is first for verification of principles and secondly (after this ability is achieved) for the retrieving of principles. Remember this. It takes a thousand facts to cause a person to understand one principle, but the understanding of one principle reveals thousands of facts. It takes a certain point in the evolution of the human being to comprehend the difference between a principle and a fact, but when he does, and learns to go within and touch the soul, then all the understanding and vision of a principle is revealed in a flash. Sometimes a book can be written about a principle revealed in one instant.
Xavier seemed to have some experience with this for he said: "That contact also instantaneously gave me the feeling and answer, the truth that completed this illusion with wisdom and answer."
Suppose then that you want to acquire knowledge of higher teachings. How do you go about it?
The first thing to do is to check all available books, people and sources readily available. You'll be surprised how much information is there with a little research. Your Solar Angel who works through your soul and higher entities up to the Masters will not do for you what you can do for yourself. Many people are just lazy and expect some Master to appear to them (when he has much more important things to do) and tell them information that is already in your local bookstore.
So when you have done your part and searched everywhere you can for higher knowledge, what then? The simple answer is given in the scriptures:
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 1:7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
When you have reached a dead end the final step is to ask God through prayer, meditation, contemplation, or preferably all three.
Notice it says to "ask in faith, nothing wavering." This basically means to put your full ATTENTION on what you want after you have made a DECISION to obtain it. When your focus is concentrated, then, after a period of time, the answer will come.
Let us suppose you want to know whether having an abortion is right or wrong. You read books on it and listen to all kinds of arguments on both sides of the issue, but still do not know for sure. The final step then is to ask your version of God with an open mind and a willingness to accept the answer no matter what it is. You must be interested in truth only, not an agenda.
The chances are then slim that you will hear some voice saying: "Here is the truth on abortion..." Instead you go through a period of prayer, meditation, contemplation and reflection. As you do this, certain phrases you have learned in the past will start coming to your mind, and you will begin to sense that some higher power is selecting information from your memory banks and running them by your mind as if they are clues.
If you pay attention to these clues and reflect on them, then the time will come when the principle that governs this will come to you in a flash. After this flash, you will see all the data that is in your mind on the issue in a different light, and will be able to gather to yourself all knowledge that makes sense in relation to the new principle you now understand. You are now able to put the pieces of the puzzle together in such a way that you can see the big picture in a way that now seems obvious.
If you are a servant on the Path and have the capacity and willingness to serve humanity, your questions will sometimes be answered by an advanced unseen entity, and on rare occasions one will be manifested to you. Advanced entities will not bother with personal questions like "What should I do for a career?" or "Who should I marry?" They will only help you with answers that will increase your power to serve.
Many lesser evolved channeled entities answer all kinds of personal questions, which often lead the seeker in the wrong direction, and interfere with his own personal power of discovering the answer for himself.
The Master has told us to "seek and ye shall find." I doubted this at one time because my questions were not answered immediately. Because I persevered, I have discovered that this statement is absolutely true. The truth of all things is before us, waiting to be discovered.
A third way to get answers is to discover a teacher who has some type of an accurate higher contact. This alone does not make it easy for you, because for every one teacher of truth there are a dozen or more, teaching misinformation. So in the search for a teacher you must still get in touch with your own soul and test out the words and principles of all who wish to lead you to greener pastures. When you do find one who does truly speak the words of the Spirit, then he or she can greatly stimulate your learning and progression by presenting you with information and principles that you may have never in this life presented to yourself.
Zina tells us "Creation is a brand new adventure." This can also be said of the discovery of truth.
Question of the day:
Who would a Master be most likely to contact and assist?
(a) Dave has just discovered some higher knowledge that will help the people of earth live in greater light and peace. He seeks help from God to present this to the world.
(b) Sue travels the country, teaching seminars and is a strong influence on many people. She seeks help from a Higher Power to form some inspired organization to help those interested and bring them together.
(c) Scott just won a million dollar lottery, and wants to dedicate his life to serving mankind, now he has all his time free. He asks God to tell him what he should do.
(d) Lori has been a sincere seeker all her life and has studied and sought diligently for over 20 years. Now she seeks even higher knowledge and some direction as to what to do with it.
(e) Scott also has been a sincere seeker all his life and has studied and sought diligently for over 20 years. He starts a project that he believes will help mankind but does not seem to care as to whether he ever sees a master or not.
Which answer do you think is correct and why?
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