McCall Gathering 2000, Part 6

McCall Gathering 2000, Part 6

We each have one unit of energy and it’s important that we not deny these lower units. As soon as there is denial all sorts of problems are created. Denial is shown in handwriting. It’s shown in what we call retracing. A healthy M has no overlapping or retracing of the lines in the strokes. We have retracing when the line goes down and follows itself right back up. A lot of people are taught to write this way. People who write very neatly often retrace.

Audience: What about looping on the M?

JJ: Looping shows imagination. It shows expansion or an idea or thought. Any looping in any letter shows this. Depending on where the looping shows up demonstrates where the expansion is. For instance, a loop on a D shows expansion of critical thought. When people who have a loop in their small D’s are criticized that thought will expand in their mind. They’ll remember it being worse than the criticism actually was; the bigger the loop in the D, the bigger that expansion of critical thoughts. When you notice loops in someone’s D’s you need to be careful of how to talk with them.

You have three zones in handwriting. The middle shows social activities, the lower shows how you react on the material plane and the upper showing the spiritual abstract. The top loop on the L shows expansion of thought on the abstract. A big loop could show too much expansion where the average loop shows just enough abstraction. If there is no loop that would show a person similar to Spock. What he sees is what he gets.

Handwriting is one of the easiest ways to spot suppression. One of the troubles is, as we evolve, we tend to think we’re beyond this. “I’m beyond feeling this.” We enter a relationship and one person is letting their energies flow out to another person which may not be reciprocated and leaves you feeling possessive and jealous. Then the thought comes to you, “I’m an evolved person. I’m just as evolved as the next person and evolved people don’t feel this. They don’t feel jealousy.”

So you sweep it under the rug. As you do this you also end up suppressing the feeling. A person makes you angry but you think, “I shouldn’t be angry. I should be above being angry. I’m more evolved than this. I choose not to be angry at this person.” It doesn’t matter what you choose in that regard if your solar plexus is affected. You have maybe 70-80% of that energy floating around in there, circulating. Now that energy has been disturbed and you’re telling that energy that it’s not really there.

This energy is composed of lower life forms. “You’re telling me I’m not here?” they say, “I’m telling you otherwise. I am here.”

You need to remember that your being is composed of millions of smaller life forms. These lives gather together to create larger lives. Our centers are our greatest life forms outside our composite selves.

So you tell your solar plexus center that it isn’t there and it makes it clear that it is there, and you’ll find this out. It keeps things in motion. You’re offended again and pretend you aren’t really offended. It happens a third time and this solar plexus center, looking at the entity, says, “I’ll show him!”

It begins circulating more and more and more and more until finally it has so much energy in circulation that when you’re offended for the tenth time the energy is so powerful that you cannot overlook it anymore. You now have to deal with it. It’s so powerful now that you over-react. Now people are thinking, “She’s usually so calm. What happened? Is she insane or what?” It’s because that vital energy has been circulating and getting so powerful that now it comes out as explosive.

We need to let the energy out as it comes. If a person offends you, communicate that offence to the person. There are three ways to do it. You can say, “I’m angry at the person therefore I’m going to throw something at him.” That’s one way to do it. You can say, “I’m angry at the person but I shouldn’t be angry therefore I’ll deny it.” The third way is to say, “I’m angry at the person so I’m going to communicate it. Example: “When you said that, it made me feel angry.”

If you follow the third path the solar plexus center is happy because it’s been acknowledged. The feelings are really there and under control now. You feel better and the other person has to deal with that negativity now. He has to either deal with it or let it pass on through him. If he acts incorrectly then he will need to deal with that energy. But if they both are forgiving and by the power of forgiveness let the energy dissipate then no feelings are hurt and all will be well.

So, two people with romantic energy have one unit. To keep that one unit within themselves they need to keep balance of the lower centers. The lower centers are extremely important because they are the energy of our lower world and our personality worlds are important. They are the first steps of the ladder that take us to the spiritual world. If we aren’t taking care of the lower parts of ourselves then the higher parts of ourselves won’t open the door to let us in. If we don’t nurture and take care of and direct intelligently the lower parts of ourselves, which are actually composed of living entities that need nurtured, the door to the higher self will remain closed.

When we enter denial we find the door is closed, but because of our powerful egos, we’ll pretend the door is open. We’ll create our own little world, through the power of imagination, where we think the higher things are but the higher things won’t actually be there. We’ll think we’re there but we won’t be there. What we want is to get to the true reality.

Audience: JJ, what if we decide we don’t want to do that and prefer to live by ourselves?

JJ: If you’re not in a romantic relationship then there’s no problem with this type of energy. You’ve got one unit of romantic energy but it remains within yourself. There is only a problem when you begin a romantic relationship then all sorts of complexities enter in. Several people here are single so I’m glad you asked that. A lot of single people go in and out of relationships. I know several people here are headed in that direction right now. (laughter)

A lot of people are content being single. Maybe in your last life you consummated a relationship and decided you wanted to rest from relationships this life. That can happen. You might have decided to spend this life single. There is nothing wrong with that at all. There is nothing wrong with anything as long as you are following the direction your soul leads you. If you’re leading a single life and you’re comfortable and you feel that’s fine with your soul then you retain that one unit of romantic energy and it resides within you.

Audience: Couldn’t she also have her lower chakras open and still be passionate?

JJ: Yes, she can still be passionate. This has nothing to do with whether or not she’s passionate as far as how she uses her romantic energy.

Audience: So where is the romantic energy? Isn’t it in the sacral chakra?

JJ: It’s controlled by the solar plexus. You have 10 petals in the solar plexus. These different petals form what is called a lotus in the east. These unfold like lotuses. It’s like a flower unfolding. Each petal controls a different type of energy.

I don’t think the romantic energy is controlled by a petal so much as by the whole solar plexus as a unit. What you’re doing with the solar plexus when you’re having a relationship is that you’re radiating the romantic energy out from yourself to the other person. This other person, then, is radiating their solar plexus energy back into your center. So there is energy circulating between the two centers.

Audience: And if they don’t, that’s the energy that makes you unbalanced? If you send 70% and he sends 50% it leaves you unbalanced?

JJ: Yes, that’s 20% going off into space so you feel a vacuum because you aren’t receiving back what you’re sending. It leaves an emptiness. The more the imbalance increases the more emptiness is felt. In many ways a single person is in a good situation because they can be content with 100% of their solar plexus energy circulating within himself. It’s when the energy is pulled upon by another that restlessness begins.

Let’s say some guy moves in next door to a single content female. This guy is a totally dynamic person. He stimulates her like crazy and she says, “Wow, I never met a guy like this before.” All of a sudden it sucks some energy right out of her and the energy begins to circulate. Now she’s faced with a decision of letting more energy out and taking a chance. If she takes a chance she lets the energy circulate. If she hasn’t let any out in awhile it could be fairly scary. Maybe she’s led a very stable life and now tremendous instability is very possible. She would probably say, “I don’t know if I want this or not. This is a big decision.” For someone else who may have a new relationship every month it’s no big deal. (laughter)

First posted June 23, 2004. The Gathering took place June, 2000.

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McCall Gathering 2000, Part 5

McCall Gathering 2000, Part 5

There is a lot of truth that the eyes are the window of the soul. Looking into another’s eyes really helps to share the soul energy. The first time I really felt love towards Artie was that moment I looked in the audience and saw her looking at me. Something was transferred through the eyes.

Here’s an example. If a man or woman has a spouse and they’re in love with him/her they wouldn’t dream of saying to a good friend, “Hey you want my spouse for a few days? You can borrow her if you’d like. It’s fine with me. When I get her back I’ll have just as much fun with her as ever.”

But when a man has a secretary and likes her he wouldn’t think a thing about it if he offered her to someone for a few days. She does a good job and gets praise for her work but there is no romantic relationship so sharing her for a few days is fine.

You can’t do that with a romantic partnership. It’s a totally different type of relationship with totally different types of feelings. In the romantic relationship there is just one unit of energy. Because there is just the one unit of energy within the romantic relationship it’s important that you keep that unit within the relationship. When you keep the unit within the relationship then the stability will be there and the soul will be there and the pure love will be there.

If you start seeing imperfections in the other person where, instead of sending 90-100% you begin sending less energy, pretty soon you hate him so much it becomes a negative 50! This romantic energy is totally different from pure spiritual love or friendship and when a person understands that there’s only one unit he can then see why all the master teachers through the ages have taught the importance of commitment in a relationship.

It’s a different type of commitment than a spiritual relationship. In a romantic relationship that which is good is for you two as a unit. In a spiritual relationship the energy is for the good of the whole no matter how big that group may be. So for the group gathered here so everything we do is for the good of the whole. There is plenty of energy here. One person can’t go grab it all for himself or one couple can’t grab it for themselves. It’s a universal energy that’s circulating.

Even though romantic energy is on the astral level it’s still important. Many new agers seem to discount anything astral, even thought many of them are astral bound themselves and think astral energy is spiritual energy. The astral and physical layers of energy play an important function just as do the higher spiritual energies.

Why? Because our evolution starts there. We have seven centers in our body; two in the head center, then we have the throat, the heart, the solar plexus, sacral and the base of the spine. These are lit like candles. The base of the spine is the source of your life energy and it lights the sacral which lights the solar plexus which lights the heart and throat and on up.

You cannot have the higher centers activated and unfolded without having the lower centers lit and unfolded.

Audience: What if when the higher unfold, you close the bottoms?

JJ: Then you create a blockage and it would not work properly. Here’s something I notice a lot among those who practice a lot of negative meditation. By negative meditation I mean one in which the mind becomes empty as compared to a positive meditation that contemplates a seed thought. A lot of such meditators are people that seem to deny their lower energies. A friend of ours who is into it never seems to get angry. I’ve never seen him get passionate about anything. When he speaks about meditation it’s the most boring monologue I’ve ever heard in my life. It’s all about details and not principles. He just about puts me to sleep. He’s a nice guy. I like him personally. His lower centers seem atrophied. He needs to explode with passion or something. (laughter)

You’ll notice the Avatars of the age, the ones who have really changed the world, their lower centers have been very active. Look at Jesus in the Temple. Look at Moses. He was so upset that he killed an Egyptian who was trying to whip a Hebrew slave. That’s how passionate Moses got.

Let’s look at some other great leaders. Alice A Bailey lists Abraham Lincoln as a great avatar. She calls him a racial avatar, one of the greatest we’ve had. When you read about Lincoln you hear that he was very passionate. He felt very passionate about the war and was beside himself with the incompetence of his generals. Then he looked at Grant for leadership. No one wanted him as head general because he drank too much and swore too much. He didn’t have a good reputation. The New York Times castigated him and told Lincoln he should fire him and get rid of him. Has the New York Times ever given good advice?

Lincoln didn’t listen to them. He said Grant had one thing that no general had. When it comes time to fight, he will fight. These other guys could write books on strategy but if cornered they wouldn’t fight. Grant will stand up and fight. Lincoln himself had to fight tooth and nail to get Grant and this led to winning the war.

When you read about Lincoln he was extremely passionate. When things didn’t go right he was very upset. He had his lower centers open and working.

The average person may have the solar plexus open 70% and the heart center open about 30% and the head center open around 10%. If we increase these to 80% and 50% the solar plexus is also continuing to unfold. As a person becomes more and more evolved, eventually his solar plexus is open 100%. So he has more energy circulating in the lower center than the thug does. The thug thinks he has a lot to control but the higher evolved person has even more to control. A lot of people don’t understand that. They think once the higher centers become active the lower are quiescent.

Let us look at the weight lifter. I haven’t worked out using weights since forever (laughter). If we had a weight lifter here he could pick up a 200 pound weight easier than I could pick up a 100 pound weight. That’s because he’s exercised. The person who is developing the higher centers is also developing more control and more power to control.

Even though his lower centers are open 100% with strong sex drive, strong passions, strong feelings and strong intensity, he’s developed the ability to lift those lower weights. So the thug whose solar plexus may be open only 50% has a harder time with that 50% than the disciple has with 100%. But the disciple has more energy in the lower centers to work with. So the people who tell you the lower centers are to be ignored, to be quiescent or to be neutralized, they themselves will usually have problems and will usually end up accomplishing nothing in their life for they ignore the drive and passion that comes from the lower centers.

If you look at the people who have accomplished anything in the service of humanity they’ve all been very passionate people. Look at John Kennedy for instance. He was very intelligent, a Democrat who inspired us with, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Who has this attitude today, Republican or Democrat? Everyone still quotes it but no one believes it. Most people want to know what their country will do for them and to hell what they can do for their country. “What about my Social Security? What about my Medicare?” What about my prescription drugs? Everyone says, “What can my country do for me?”

JFK was very passionate. He didn’t control all of his passions but he is an example of a person who is obviously evolved yet had very intense passions. He’ll probably need to come back in another life to get them all under control and directed more intelligently. As I read about his life I could see that he did control most of his lower passions. He had a problem with some things, especially sex but a lot of that might be attributed to his father’s teachings and example.

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 – 1973)

First posted June 21, 2004. The Gathering took place June, 2000.

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McCall Gathering 2000, Part 4

McCall Gathering 2000, Part 4

Audience: Back to where you said you could reconnect if you could get rid of the barriers…if you remove them you can see that perfection in each other again. My first question is how do you get some permanence there? If you see perfection for thirty seconds then it’s gone again…is it that triangular energy and the soul is involved?

JJ: Something Artie tried to do, and I posted this on the list before…Contrary to popular belief that we get along perfectly all the time we do have our little arguments now and then. Sometimes it gets pretty intense until one of us thinks it’s gone as far as we want it to go and we need to re-establish the contact. We have a table where we sit down. The one with soul energy drives the other to the table. (laughter) We sit down and look into each other’s eyes and say, “I love you” three times. Usually by the third time it works, unless we’ve had a really heated argument.

Sometimes I say to her, “I love you.” She replies, “I love you” gruffly. I say, “That doesn’t sound like you mean it. Say it like you really mean it.” To make this work you need to say it three times like you really mean it. When we get to the third time sounding like we really mean it, even if we don’t really feel like it what do you think happens?

Audience: It’s a surrender? The barriers are removed?

JJ: Yes, the barriers are removed and we see the Christ in each other again. The funny thing is sometimes we cannot even remember what we were arguing about.

Audience: How do we know this barrier between us and this person is just a barrier and can be removed, say drinking alcohol. I don’t like this person drinking alcohol so I can create that to be a barrier when it’s not. Or it really could be a barrier and a reason to get away from this person. How do I know if it’s a barrier to be removed or an inspiration to be removed?

JJ: If it’s time to move on from that person you may have soul contact and you’ll feel an inner communication that the time has come. If you’re supposed to stay with that person, even though there are a lot of problems you should get a feeling like you’re supposed to work it out. If you feel that feeling the thing to do is to make it as close to soul contact with the other person that you can, to remove the barriers. But if for instance, the person is beyond redemption and you come to the conclusion that the only thing to do is to move on, then move on. Don’t delay, just move on. That will probably be the best thing.

Oftentimes a relationship will be difficult but you have something to learn from that relationship so your soul will want you to stay in it. You’ve gone into that experience and as long as you’re there you might as well learn from it. The thing to do then is to remove the barriers. If the other person refuses to remove barriers with you it’s important that you still remove your personal barriers with him or her. When you remove your barriers your love energy will be very stimulating to him. Sometimes it will make them worse for a period of time. If you send love and it’s not given back the person can actually become very agitated and become more abusive. But don’t let that stop you. Continue to be harmless. Continue to remove your barriers to the soul. Continue to be open. It will either make the person self destruct (laughter) or else he will change. He will not stay the same. He will either change for the better or the worse.

Audience: It gives you a choice point. The person will say I’m not going to change so you know where you stand.

JJ: No matter how perfect your relationship starts out you’re going to have things to work out. You’ll see perfection when you have that falling in love feeling, especially if it’s a fast romance. When this happens the person can do no wrong but eventually you’ll have a lot of data implanted that creates barriers. You need to sit down and remove the barriers. Use the “I love you” thing or whatever but sit down and remove them so you see the perfection in each other.

Audience: So JJ would it be true to say that if I were a perfect person I would be able to love without barriers people on the street and people all around me. I would use discernment so I wouldn’t get in trouble. But my family, my cousins, my sisters and all the people in my life, I would be able to remove the barriers with them and be walking around in love all the time.

JJ: Romantic love and spiritual love are two different things. You have one unit of romantic energy. If you’re in romantic love with two people at the same time each of them gets 50% as you’re trying to share. Spiritual love is different. I can spiritually love everyone here 100% but I can only romantically love with 100% of that energy with one person. If I try to romantically love two people then this 100% is divided. One person may get 60% and the other 40%. Romantic energy is a totally different type of energy. It’s important in romantic relationships to keep the energy focused.

We’ll talk about that more after our next break but before the break let’s do an experiment in the sharing of spiritual love. Each one of us will go to each person in this group. We will say there words:

“I love you through the soul with the pure love of Christ.” Look into that person’s eyes then have the other person say those words back to you. Give that person a hug then move on to another person. Everyone do it with every person in the room. Call the person by name as you say it.

The group does the exercise and then says the Song of the 144,000 together

JJ: It’s nice to focus on the group. None of us are perfect and we all need stimulation once in awhile. Except Xavier, I think he’s perfect. (laughter) I always pick on Xavier. I called him the god of the galaxy awhile back and never did get a response on that. Actually I know one guy who thinks he is the god of the galaxy.

Okay, concerning romantic relationships everyone has one packet of energy. When two people fall madly in love with each other they share that energy close to 100% or maybe 80, 90, 100 and the other person 80 or 90. They share it back and forth. Rarely is it exactly the same but sometimes when they first fall in love it’s close to 100%. When it’s close to 100% they feel really good about each other, especially if it’s approved by their souls and it’s the right thing for them to be doing and if it’s a learning experience, then the energy gets really good, close to 100%.

Then they begin to see faults in each other and drift downward. The woman doesn’t dress right or whatever or prepare his food right or something silly. It’s often the silly things but when you start adding them until you get about a dozen little things you don’t like, it adds up to a big thing. These percentages begin to go down. Once it goes down to 60 or 50 percent this guy then has 40% of his romantic energy just drifting off into open space.

So he’s at work and there’s a cute little secretary over here. He has 40% drifting off. She psychically picks up that’s he’s open for something to happen. So she gets friendly with him and she starts picking up this 40%. She kind of likes him because she doesn’t see all his imperfections that others see because he’s on his best behavior. She doesn’t know all the nasty little things he does so she sends him maybe 80%. He sends her 40 and she sends him 80. All of sudden he’s getting more than he’s sending and he’s a pretty happy man. He’s getting 70 from his wife and 80 from the secretary so he’s getting 100% energy sent to him with excess radiating off.

The wife is sending 70 and only getting 60 from him so she’s got a negative 10. She feels a little empty because she isn’t getting as much energy as she’s sending out. He’s got an extra amount of energy because the secretary is flooding him with 80%. Now he has to either let the energy bounce off and continue to accept the same amount of energy from his wife or maybe absorb some of the energy.

He looks at his secretary. She isn’t always complaining about how he doesn’t pick up his underwear like his wife does so he begins returning the energy. He returns 80% to her and all of a sudden this relationship with the secretary is going really hot and heavy.

This only leaves 20% to send to his wife. Now instead of getting the usual 60% she’s getting only 20% so 50% of her energy is bouncing off and creating an additional vacuum for her. She’s getting the feeling that she’s giving and giving and getting nothing back. Something is wrong. She will suspect that maybe he’s having an affair with someone because of the change in the energy. She’ll feel it.

When people feel this, they have two lines of approach. They might think it is just the imagination and sweep it under the rug thinking they shouldn’t be jealous. They might get over reactive and play detective and spy on him. In this case he’ll get madder than ever feeling she has no faith in him.

He goes to work and the secretary starts looking better all the time so he gives her 90%. She’s getting even more now so she returns the 90%. Now the wife is down to almost nothing and is complaining like crazy about him.

The Wife says, “You don’t love me anymore. There’s somebody else.” She starts driving the guy away now because she’s very upset due to feeling this void in energy. It finally reaches a point where the guy and the secretary have an affair. The guy feels totally revitalized.

The secretary feels revitalized for awhile but then he feels guilty and thinks he should try to patch it up with his wife. He gives her maybe 50% now. The secretary is still giving 90% so about 40% or her energy is going into a void so she begins to feel a vacuum now. She asks, “When are you going to leave your wife?” She starts sounding like a nag to him since she’s feeling a vacuum. This guy is experiencing some turbulence now having problems with both relationships.

He can’t really explain why. He thinks he hadn’t gotten to know the secretary well and is now realizing she’s a nag just like his wife. Most often he’ll wind up ruining both relationships. Because he doesn’t understand the balance of energies he’ll probably repeat the same problem again if he marries the secretary. He may very well meet a new secretary or associate and hear the same complaints that he heard in his previous relationship. This process keeps repeating itself.

Spiritual energy is totally different. It doesn’t matter how many are included. We went around the entire room and everyone felt the spiritual energy that was shared. Did you notice that when you really looked into the other person’s eyes that you felt something go back and forth between you?

First posted June 17, 2004. The Gathering took place June, 2000.

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McCall Gathering 2000, Part 3

McCall Gathering 2000, Part 3

JJ: We have the inner spirit where the truth lies. The soul is basically a doorway between the physical reality and the spirit. The soul doesn’t exist where physical reality doesn’t exist because the soul is the interplay of spirit and matter. Spirit and matter interplaying produce soul. Soul is that energy of interplay. It’s like a doorway, so soul contact is that point in between or as it’s written esoterically it’s the point where land, water and air meet, which is neither wet nor dry. It’s that mysterious point that is a doorway between the physical reality and the spiritual reality.

To get to the spirit you have several layers to go through. What we need to do as a group is to remove these layers in all of us. If we could remove these layers we could make a spiritual contact, one that is so valid that we would all realize a contact has been made and a spiritual flow has been established.

The spirit doesn’t actually know anything. It’s an inner consciousness that’s beyond form and all knowledge is connected with form. If you think of anything you know, it’s connected with form. Your car has so many horsepower. If your car had no form, horsepower would be meaningless. Our car is gold in color but if we had no form, gold would be meaningless.

What the spirit can do is to recognize truth. It recognizes it rather than having a mind that holds all the truth so to speak. It’s an illusion that all truth is within because there is no truth within. All that is within is the ability to recognize truth. The truth is really without.

Audience: How can that be? If the truth isn’t within me how can I recognize it?

JJ: Because spirit has the ability to recognize truth because spirit interplays through soul with matter and it recognizes all things transpiring in all worlds.

Audience: So truth would have to be presented to me then for me to be able to recognize it.

JJ: Right but you can present it to yourself using imagination, visualization, reading books, discussing ideas. Have you ever been searching for something then something just hits you? “Yes! Why didn’t I think of that before? That is just so true.’ It just hits you. Has anybody had that happen? We’ve all had that happen at least a few times. That’s because you remove the walls, at least temporarily. When the wall is removed, that truth is run by the spirit and when it’s run by the spirit, the spirit vibrates. When it vibrates you get that feeling, ‘Yes! I can see it. I just know that that’s true!’ There may be no way to prove it even using normal logic but when it’s presented to you it just seems so right.

Even in this truth there is sometimes some illusion. Let’s say you’re progressing from a certain point and this point is pretty much as close to truth as you can get. When you’re at the first point you have a decision to go this direction or that direction or another direction. (Pointing at blackboard) This still has some illusion in it but it’s the right direction. There are still things that aren’t 100% true because you have a distance to go to get to the real truth. But that decision takes you into a completely wrong area and if you make that decision you’ll need to go that way then come back and start all over. If you go other ways, you’ll need to come back and eventually wind up at this point. (JJ: drawing on board)

When these three directions are run by the spirit, through the soul, the spirit and your accountability, you may receive a vibration. The vibration doesn’t mean a decision is 100% true but it means you’re headed the direction to the truth.

An acquaintance, a while back, told me he joined the Catholic Church and he just felt 100% sure that was the right thing for him to do. He felt a very strong presence and he just knew he was supposed to join the Church. For him there was something in the Catholic Church that he was supposed to learn. That thing in the church that he had to learn was a step to take him to the goal. He probably had a couple more steps first.

His soul may have told him that but if one of us had the same impression we’d think, ‘Join the Catholic Church? The church has all sorts of wrong things in it and I don’t believe in confession or transubstantiation or any of those things.’ The soul or the spirit may not believe in it either but for him it told him it was the right direction to head in. Then, after he learns what he was supposed to, it is quite possible his soul will tell him to leave the church and move on.

Your soul will confirm to you if you’re either headed in the direction of the truth or going to a point of truth. It vibrates when the truth is being approached.

My book, The Immortal, is presented as a combination of fact and fiction. A lot of people write to me and say that they know the book is 100% true because it registers with their soul. The book is not 100% true. The principles in it are true. The direction of the book takes people in the direction of a truth. Their soul will vibrate and they’ll feel that vibration and misinterpret it and believe it’s 100% true. They don’t care what I tell them. I’ve had a guy chew me out for saying it’s a combination of fact and fiction. People have chastised me for that! They can’t understand why if there is anything in the book that is not true, why did they receive the vibration of truth.

This is why. It’s because it takes them from here to here. (drawing on board) Once they are here they can see the next step. That’s why many people feel the spirit going through the soul saying “yes”.

What we want to do is to remove the barriers because this is what happens. Suppose you have these three decisions. These two take you way off the path but this one takes you in the best direction. You have three decisions. One takes you toward spiritual closeness. These others take you away from Spirit. The wrong direction is often something you really want to be true. Let’s use relationships for an example because it’s something we can all relate to. We’ve all been through relationships.

You meet a person, very intelligent, attractive and funny. Let’s say you want to have kids and this person doesn’t want to have kids. This person is Catholic and you’re an atheist. That would create a lot of problems. But she’s really attractive and now you have this decision. He meets another person who is very mental in a lot of ways. You agree a lot philosophically. This person isn’t very attractive but would be an interesting person to spend time with.

This last person is really the best choice because the philosophy matches up. The others are attractive. This one isn’t a real knockout but is a good stable person who will pay the bills and you can see eye to eye on most things.

So there are three choices to decide between. The astral based person will generally go with the attractive person because he has a lot of desire. ‘So what if she doesn’t want to have kids. I’ll change my mind because she’s so attractive. It’s not logical but I’ll figure out the logic when the time comes.’ He has this tremendous pull to make this wrong decision. Later he may realize the other person was the person the soul really wanted for him but now he doesn’t want to hear that because he’s really attracted to this person. In this situation he overrides the soul and listens to the feelings. Soon he feels so great that he convinces himself it is fate to follow his feelings.

This really happens. Relationships are so difficult because the falling in love feeling borders on the soul energy. A lot of people believe there is one special person out there for them. They think they met the person because they feel love but that’s an illusion because you can do that with any other person in the world if you let down all the barriers between you.

You fall in love with a person because you’re attracted to him. That attractiveness brings down the barriers. It isn’t that you make the contact then the barriers come down but it’s that the barriers come down then you make the contact.

If you’re person A and you’re working with person B as friends, why don’t you fall in love with this person? Maybe you don’t like the way she dresses. Maybe you don’t like her visible features. These are all barriers between you and the other person’s soul. If these barriers were to be removed you could look at that person and fall in love.

Audience: Can you remove barriers at will?

JJ: Yes you can remove the barriers.

Audience: But I can’t remove your barriers, right?

JJ: No, you have to remove your own. If you remove your own but the other guy doesn’t, you’re still blocked from full sharing.

Audience: But if I were to remove my barriers would he fall in love with me because he could see me?

JJ: No, if you remove your barriers, you’re likely to fall in love with him but he won’t necessarily fall in love with you.

Audience: If I removed my barriers I would fall in love with him? Oh I get it. Then I’d have soul contact.

JJ: Yes. You’d open your soul to him but there wouldn’t be an interplay. When you have two people like two atoms and they both remove the barriers then there is free interplay. If only one person removes the barriers there is energy going one direction but not the other. This person has an attraction and the other person tries to avoid it. If the two people were to remove barriers instantly the soul energy can flow.

To trigger the romantic energy the astral needs to be let in. Between two people like us in this room, if we remove the barriers the spiritual energy can flow. A lot of people don’t want to fall in romantic love with everyone but they do want to fall into spiritual love with others.

If you’re opposite polarities and remove the barriers and you let the romantic energy flow that can happen. If you don’t want romantic energy to flow, if it’s dedicated to one person, then the spiritual energy can still flow.

Different kinds of barriers need to be removed. What are the barriers?

Audience: We’re talking about barriers to the soul?

JJ: We’re listing barriers to soul contact.

Audience: Beliefs.

JJ: Conditioning is part of that. Belief is okay if there is truth within it, right?

Audience: Belief is still part of personality.

Audience: Judgment.

JJ: There are two categories of judgment. There is a positive type of judgment and a negative. The negative judgment is what I call a limiting type of judgment. A father says to his son, ‘you’re never going to amount to anything.’ That’s a limiting type of judgment because it has a bad effect on him. The positive type of judgment is what we call discernment. We use discernment to judge the right path to take which is a positive use. The negative type of judgment is to put a person in a box because of who you think he is.

Another type of judgment is like and dislike. For instance, you may not like a person’s perfume. That type of like and dislike as a means to make a choice is rather crazy as well. If that means you don’t like the person and you’re not going to gain anything from them then that judgment is standing in your way.

Let’s look at what happens when two people really do fall in love. Oftentimes two strangers will meet and all of a sudden chemistry will strike. The guy may be a serial ax murderer or something but this poor little gal doesn’t know that. He comes off with all kinds of charm so she lets down her barriers. The ax murderer lets down his barriers and they’re both being extremely charming. Neither one of them are making any negative judgments about the other. When they look at each other what do they see? They see perfection.

When two people look at each other and see perfection, they will instantly fall in love. In that moment when they see perfection the spiritual flow will circulate. If they are opposite polarities centered in the astral then the spiritual energy will bring romantic love with it. If they’re committed to someone else they’ll just have a spiritual experience.

It reminds me of when Artie and I fell in love. I was teaching a class and was going to talk on a certain subject. I don’t remember what it was and I looked at the audience and there she was looking at me. She looked at me with such anticipation in her eyes like she thought I was the most perfect person in the world.

I had my speech outlined but I thought it wasn’t good enough for what she expected. So I trashed my prearranged subject and talked about the first thing that cane into my head. I spoke about divine carelessness. It was the best class I’d ever given in my life. She really pulled it out of me. We pretty much fell in love that instant I looked in her eyes because she saw perfection in me. When she saw perfection in me, what I was going to give her wasn’t perfect so I threw it out and gave her something much closer to perfection.

Audience: Isn’t that infatuation though?

JJ: Infatuation is more astral. When there is soul energy involved, you’re contacting a real energy. This can even happen with an ax murderer. What happens is real because you see perfection in that person in that instant and that person saw perfection in you. When that happens there can be a tremendous sharing. You don’t have to be perfect for it to happen but it is a real thing. What creates infatuation is like when a rock star comes into town. It’s usually a one way thing. The rock star comes to town and you idolize him and you’d go to the end of the world to get his attention.

But it’s different with two people touching the soul, they’re very imperfect people but they see perfection within each other. This causes the circulation of energy and is real. They may interpret it wrongly. They may think each other is perfect in everything they do. As they get to know each other they might learn one of them only changes his socks once a week or doesn’t use deodorant. These are barriers that get in the way. By the time they have a list of about a dozen flaws they’ll wonder what they ever saw in the other person. But they fell in love because for that one instant, they saw perfection. But when you get to the point where you have these flaws tabulated and he’s got twelve things wrong and she has twelve things wrong, these twelve things are now barriers so there is no soul contact and no circulation of energy. They can’t understand why in the world they ever felt the way they did and believe they can never feel that way again.

But they could. All they have to do is to forget. To negate these twelve things they don’t like all they have to do is look at each other again, see the perfection within and they’ll fall in love all over again. It can happen in thirty seconds if they’re willing to drop those barriers, those twelve little things.

He watches football too much. Forget that he watches football. She goes away for the day and doesn’t have dinner ready. She doesn’t pay any attention to me. This is a barrier. Drop all these barriers and only see the perfection and instantly the soul energies interplay all over again just like they just fell in love.

Audience: So when I need him and I think I see perfection in him how do I know I’m not mentally constructing…

Audience: I’d like to say something before you ask that question. I may be able to answer that question. Let’s go back to Artie in the class, then the pop star and his comment about infatuation. Infatuation to me is a mental construct that says, ‘This person has something that I think they have. I’m open and I’ve put them in a certain position so that position is an infatuation. It’s registered and picked up or whatever happens but to me what we’re talking about is a mental construct of what I want that person to be. They’re not that. I want this ax killer to be something else. Where we get stuck is seeing perfection is because I have a mental construct about it. So I want it, that’s the thing I want.

JJ: Here’s me, here’s Artie and here’s our soul (writing on board). All souls are one in the ultimate reality. If we saw perfection in each other we could have a circulation of soul energy. That would feel really great even if we were totally wrong for each other. The soul will also recognize when you are right for each other. If you are right for each other it will add an additional down flow of energy to create a triangle of energy which is more powerful still. When you have the triangle circulating you’ll have the feeling that this is right. When you have the energy circulating between you two you’ll have a great feeling but something may feel not quite right about it.

Audience: And it ends. Which is the mental construct.

JJ: Before I got married I met this gal who I was really attracted to. When we dated there were no barriers and there was great energy shared. We both felt really wonderful in each other’s presence. I kept having this nagging feeling that I wasn’t supposed to marry her and it wouldn’t go away. It bothered her too. She came to me one day and said, “I prayed about you and God told me that I’m not supposed to marry you.” I told her, “I’ve known that all along but I’ve been trying to ignore it.” She got a real definite answer from her soul. She gave me a wake up call and I went along with it.

Later, in my relationship with Artie, the energy circulates in a triangle. There is a feeling that is more powerful still and it’s amplified. The energy circulates and you know that person is right for you.

First posted June 13, 2004. The Gathering took place June, 2000.

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McCall Gathering 2000, Part 2

McCall Gathering 2000, Part 2

The third type of contact is of the mind. The fourth, for lack of a better word, is called spirit. Spirit communicates to the mind then the mind reflects to the astral. When it reflects to the astral on the person who is polarized there, he will not be 100% accurate because he receives it reversed. The mind is capable of reflecting the spirit but if the mind is cut off from the spirit then it is left to logic alone which rarely deals with all the information and often comes up with wrong conclusions. Spock is somewhat cut off from the spirit because he isn’t a real intuitive. If he gets an intuitive flash do you think he would trust it? No, because it isn’t logical. So, if the mind is cut off from the spirit then the ancient saying is true that the mind is the slayer of the real.

What do you suppose that means? How can the mind slay the real?

Audience: The mind is logical so it has its own rules to evaluate Each mind has its own logic and each see only certain aspects of the problem because it’s under the influence of the personality. If we use logical rules to deduce answers we add in influences from past thoughts and feelings. It’s like we digest something great and analyze it but if we were to look at it from afar we’d see we put into it what we think is reality. We go around with it.

JJ: Yes, what we put in the box to begin with is it. The mind holds our foundation beliefs. For example, if you’re going to drive your car to the store or let’s say you’re going to just drive your car down the freeway for one mile. Do you think you can set your steering wheel so precisely that you can let go and it will go straight for a mile down the road?

Audience: You must live in Texas! (laughter)

JJ: You can’t do it. You go a few feet and need to redirect your steering wheel on a regular basis. You can not start with a foundation powerful and accurate enough in direction to go straight for a hundred miles. You cannot start accurately enough to get anywhere, but this is what the person who is centered in the mind believes. He thinks he can get from here to there with no corrections. It’s impossible.

So the guy centered in the mind may think that his foundation beliefs are so inspired by God and wherever he gets his information from is so accurate that he can drive from here to there in a straight line. What happens though is that he starts driving and he gets off track. Pretty soon the truth is revealed and he is way off base. But he’s been logical. He’s followed his foundation beliefs and they took him down here then here then here and he ended up way over there. (Using hand gestures) He thinks this is the logical place to be because he started out right and followed his reasoning.

So if you present him with truth about where he is and tell him it’s real he’ll say, “No, no, no, this is real. I started out here.” Man was born in sin and because man was born in sin he’s becoming more and more sinful so now we need to repent like crazy. You need to repent.” He started out with a foundation belief that was wrong and he followed it with a logical sequence and a very logical mind and ended up way off track.

My brother in law, who is now passed on, was a nuclear physicist and very intelligent but whenever I argued theology with him he’d bring in ‘the devil made me do it’ and that type of thing. We’d get into a weird territory following a logical sequence starting with his foundation beliefs about the devil. They’d lead him into areas that would make you wonder. He’s so intelligent in physics and things of that nature but when you talk about certain doctrines he winds up on strange paths.

The point is that you cannot steer a car so accurately that you do not have to steer it while it goes. It must be steered with new, fresh intelligence on a regular basis or it’s going to miss its destination, at least some of the time.

The mind is the slayer of the real because the foundation beliefs are not accurate. Our foundation beliefs right now are inaccurate. They’re may be more accurate than they were last year but still, all of us have certain things in our foundation beliefs that we’re not prepared to change. Unless we’re prepared to change them with intelligence coming to us through spirit and soul contact to correct us, we’re going to end up at the wrong place.

Take my brother in law and let’s say we’re talking about physics now instead of theology. Maybe we’re talking about the speed of light. On this he’s good. He starts out with good foundation beliefs and he’s willing to follow the text books and latest discoveries so maybe we reach the correct destination on this subject. He’s allowing for it because he doesn’t need to get permission from his living prophet to get here. When we talked theology he had to get permission from his religious authorities so he couldn’t change his mind on that. But on topics like physics, he’s open to the latest discoveries so maybe he can arrive at a point of truth.

The point is that most of us have certain things that are wrong in our foundation beliefs. We have to be open to correcting them on a regular basis. It’s not important that you correct them all in any particular lifetime. What’s important is that you correct the ones that come up. There will always be one or two major corrections that each of us will need to realize in a lifetime. If you haven’t done one yet in this lifetime you probably ought to do some introspection and find out why you haven’t made a correction yet. Search out your foundation beliefs and examine them. It’s important that we remain flexible. The only way to change our foundation beliefs is through inner contact with the spirit.

A person in the astral nature or even centered in the mind can change certain beliefs if some authority tells him it’s alright. Most people are subject to some outside authority. If a person is a scientist he will have certain circles of associates that he trusts. They will make known to him the guidelines of acceptability. If someone outside of his circle tells him something he may not even consider it but if an authority in his circle tells him he will.

The disciple reaches a point where he leaves behind outside authority and goes inside. When on the inside the person is torn between the astral and the spirit. We must be able to reach the spirit to get to the truth or we’ll be deceived. Oftentimes one foundation belief is wrong and we base other ideas on it. If a guy has a foundation belief that man is born in sin maybe that’s replaced by the idea babies are born perfect and they don’t need any guidance or anything because they’re perfect the way they are. That’s replacing one wrong foundation belief with another wrong foundation belief. That happens quite frequently.

On the other hand, it’s better to replace one that’s wrong with another one that is wrong than to do nothing. Remember the parable about the four guys in the book? Who were the ones in the worst shape? Those who couldn’t make a decision. The guy who made the wrong decision went to hell, but he at least learned how to get out of hell or to change hell. Even though he chose a path that seemed undesirable, he still learned from it.

Off and on a person may get some impression and go haywire and join a Jim Jones type cult and everyone will think he’s out of his mind. Actually, he’s probably making some progress. He’s joined the cult but pretty soon he’ll get burned in the cult then what will he do? He’s gotten burned by religion and now he’s burned by this cult. Maybe he becomes an atheist and doesn’t believe in anything. This may be a step ahead for him because now he has to rely totally on the mind. He leaves behind some of his foundation beliefs. Then as an atheist the mind slays the real. The solution to life still evades him.

He follows his foundation beliefs which take him down one wrong path until it reaches a dead end and he thinks ‘this can’t be the answer’. So he goes back to point zero and heads another way and reaches another dead end. He does this back and forth, back and forth until finally he becomes extremely frustrated. He thinks, “Now, I’ve renounced God and relied on my mind and time and time again I’m frustrated. There must be a better answer than what I’ve come up with so far.” Then he begins to open himself up and as he does that he begins to get communication. He begins to think maybe there is something out there, a higher self or something and opens up to new ideas. So being an atheist, in many cases, is a higher state of evolution than being a staunch religious type.

In order to move ahead we need to move out of the astral thinking where everything is reversed. We have to move out of that reversed thinking so we can move into the world of spirit. Only then can we know truth from illusion.

Audience: Why do we need to go thru the astral first? Why is that so?

JJ: When we talk to anyone whose base is on the astral feeling nature they can’t accept reasoning that is not in harmony with their feeling nature. Alice A Bailey and all the great teachers tell us the astral is something we need to master before moving on. If you are under layers of water and oil you have to go through the water first before you can penetrate the lighter oil. That’s just the way it is.

Audience: So you’re saying the astral is reversed from the logical side?

JJ: Truth is reversed and distorted by the astral. The astral is like a mirror that reflects what is poured into it from the higher realms. There is a divine purpose in reversing them. Can anyone guess the purpose of the reversal?

Audience: To make things more confusing. (laughter)

JJ: It does that. It’s an answer that I bet no one will get. There is a purpose in everything and there is a purpose in the reversal.

Audience: To make you want to move on?

JJ: You’re getting closer. What do the Mormons say is the reason we come to this earth?

Audience: To prove ourselves, to gain a body, to gain exaltation…

JJ: To gain what else?

JJ: I’ll write it down. Experience, we’re here to gain experience.

Audience: So if I feel something is true, that’s a feeling so isn’t that astral?

JJ: Think of all the things where people go into in the world of experience because they have strong feelings. They wouldn’t have done these things if they hadn’t had strong feelings about it and had just thought about it.

Audience: Give me an example.

JJ: Like falling in love with someone. This person is totally wrong for you and if you go by your mind you’d think ‘I’d never marry this person in a million years!’ But if you go by your feelings which reverse everything you think, ‘I want this person and I want him right now!’

Audience: I got it, I got it. (laughter!)

JJ: So you’ve had that happen. The mind would look at the experience and avoid it like the plague. But the astral reverses everything and makes a completely undesirable experience look very desirable. Why do you suppose that’s in the plan of God that undesirable experiences look desirable so we’re led into them?

Audience: So we’d learn something from it.

JJ: Exactly. If we didn’t have our astral nature that reverses everything and makes the unattractive look attractive we’d never do anything. We’d be thinking, “no I don’t want to do that. I might lose if I did that. Kids are work. I don’t want to gamble on that.” You wouldn’t do anything. Your astral nature reverses everything and makes it look really great to have kids even though they can be a lot of trouble once they get here. It can make it look really desirable to marry the guy who just sits around watching TV and drinking beer all the time. You think, ‘why did I marry him?’ Your astral nature says he’s the greatest guy on the earth. You gain experience and from that experience you gain wisdom. How many here have been through a rough marriage? Did you learn quite a bit from the bad marriage? You could learn more from them than from good marriages in some ways. (laughter)

Rick, you’ve been through a couple turbulent relationships. Did you learn something from them?

Rick: Yeah.

JJ: Now if you had analyzed it and seen it clearly would you have gone through it?

Rick: No.

Audience: It seems like you learn not to follow your impressions. You learn not to follow the astral but to think about it first.

JJ: As you progress you learn to think first before you act. I’ve taught that we go through approximately a thousand lifetimes. For about the first 700 of them, or maybe the mystical 777 that some use, we gain experience.

Audience: So do we make the same mistake over and over and over?

JJ: For many lifetimes we do make the same mistakes again and again, but finally we reach a point where we learn our lessons and shift our attention to the mind and finally to soul and spirit.

Audience: When you go through the experiences the astral self would lead you to, eventually you learn not to listen to the astral self. Then you listen more to what the mind tells you or what the intuition tells you.

JJ: Right. You spend 80-90% of your lifetimes learning what not to do. In the process you’ve learned a lot. When you go through an experience and you don’t learn from it then your soul puts you into a position where you go through the experience again but with more intensity. So if you’re kind of thick, like I am sometimes, the soul let’s the astral nature take you into its place. You don’t learn anything from it and think, ‘boy that was a crazy time. I’m never going to do that again.’ But then you do it again.

You marry the same type guy or gal again. For instance, the woman marries this guy who beats the dickens out of her, she leaves him but then she marries another guy who beats her worse. She leaves him then meets a third guy who almost kills her then finally she wakes up thinking, ‘I need to change my ways or I’m going to wind up dead.’ She finally learns. She has to repeat the experience with greater and greater intensity until the pain gets so bad that the person will listen to the reasoning of the mind.

Audience: One thing I think you learn in these relationships is not so much who you should marry next time or who you should avoid but you learn something about yourself. When you fall in love with somebody you don’t really love that person yet because you haven’t known them long enough. You love the feeling they gave you and you love the reflection that love gave you. You’re projecting your love onto that person so it’s really all about you. It it’s the wrong person you realize it and learn things about yourself. Why was I attracted to this person? Why was I attracted to someone who would treat me this way? What is it about me that I’m seeing here? What lessons am I learning about myself? You learn about yourself and once you learn that you can move on to be treated better because you’re treating yourself better.

Audience: So is that still the astral leading you into that then? If it’s not the reverse of the teaching experience would that still be the astral leading you there?

JJ: If you’re coming to wrong conclusions that are against logic it is. Here’s another situation that happens with our parents. Say your dad is a carpenter and wants you to be a carpenter also. You go along with it and you’re a carpenter. You don’t like being a carpenter but you do it anyway. You’re unhappy and very miserable. Your next life puts you in the same situation again. This time your Dad shovels manure and has a job that’s even worse that you want to do even less. But your Dad wants you to do what he does again. Maybe you just go along with it again and don’t rise above the astral then maybe in your next life your Dad is on a bomb squad. If you follow in his footsteps you’ll probably get blown up so maybe you really don’t want to do that at all. You’ll eventually reach a point where you decide to think for yourself.

“My Dad wants me to follow in his footsteps but I’m going to make up my own mind.” When you reach that point you’ll move on to a new lesson. Your astral nature will take you into experience after experience that you wouldn’t have had if you were using your own mind. If you were using your mind and didn’t want to be a carpenter, you wouldn’t be one. When you’re in the astral nature you don’t do what’s logical and you don’t do what seems to be in your best interest. You do things that are against your best interest but they lead you into some very interesting experiences and you learn a lot more through your progression of this series of lifetimes. You learn a lot more going into these experience type of situations than you would if you used more logical decision making.

Eventually we reach a point where we want to break loose from this. When we do we need to find the next step in communication. As we evolve we begin to use our minds and fall upon the mind then we find out that our minds aren’t accurate either. They’re accurate if they have all the facts correct but they never have a solid starting point. The starting points are always imperfect. We never have all the facts. We’re always uncovering more information all the time. By using only our minds we can never start where we will arrive at 100% truth.

First posted June 6, 2004. The Gathering took place June, 2000.

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McCall Gathering 2000, Part 1


McCall Gathering 2000, Part 1

The following is a transcript of the first Keys gathering held in June 2000 in McCall, Idaho, recently transcribed.

Here is the first installment.


I’ve probably gotten more requests to speak on soul contact than any other topic so that’s the topic for tonight. Does anyone here care to explain what soul contact is? What would you say?

Audience: An Inner knowing.

JJ: Okay. There are different types of contact that people experience. What are the different types of contact outside of normal communication? Normally we talk together and we communicate reasonably well. There are also a lot of things not said that are communicated. What’s the next step up in communication from the physical level?

Audience: Intuition? Premonition?

JJ: Let’s list them in no particular order then we’ll discuss them and put them in order. (writing on the board) What else is there?

Audience: ESP? What is the question again?

JJ: What are the usual types of communication beyond normal physical speech?

Audience: Is it something like a host of coincidences that make you late for an appointment that had you been on time you would’ve been in an accident?

JJ: Synchronicity is the term for that, but it’s a different subject. It doesn’t pertain so much between a person and another person. It’s more like events that go on around you.

Audience: Fourth dimension visitation? Ghosts? Angels?

Audience: When you say soul contact does that have nothing to do with the outside environment? It’s something inside of you. It’s beyond reasonable and usually is irrational and doesn’t make sense as we know it because we can’t understand it in our physical bodies as things usually make sense.

JJ: Like an impression that doesn’t make sense at first but then it makes sense later on? Have you had that happen?

Audience: Yes, more than once.

JJ: It might happen more and more as you trust it. Let’s call this instinct. (writing on board)

Audience: Are you talking about communicating between people or yourself and your soul?

JJ: Between you and anything else, another person, a flying saucer, a master or whomever.

Audience: Say you’re driving along and all of a sudden you get a message that you need to get home. That sort of thing? Impressions?

JJ: That’s another word-impression.

Audience: You might get an impression to do something. You’ll listen to it depending on whether or not you’re comfortable with it.

JJ: Impressions are usually not vocal. It’s usually not a voice in your head. But you get an impression telling you what you’re supposed to do. Sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong. Sometimes it’s real and sometimes it’s based on other things. We’re going to talk about getting impressions and contact that you can really trust as being reliable. We probably all know people who get impressions about things that aren’t correct. All over the internet people are predicting doom about twice a year. It never happens. I’ll make this prediction. When we do have a major international problem, no one will have predicted it. (laughter)

Audience: Is there any truth to when you get an impression the more likely that it’s real is proportional to how it’s something you don’t want to do? Is there any correlation in that?

JJ: When you get an impression to do something you really don’t want to do, that’s a sign you’re not making it up. When you make up your impressions it’s usually going to go along with something you already believe in. For example, you meet a really good looking guy and say, “Oh man, my soul tells me he’s for me!” Or, “she’s really a knockout.” The personality is talking to you and your soul is just playing along. Suppose your soul told you to marry someone you didn’t even like, that’s something you’d never consider doing on your own so maybe you need to pay attention to that. (laughter)

So we have intuition, different forms of ESP, and instinct. Let’s start with the lowest. The lowest is instinct. (writing on board) Our instinct is our animal nature. Animals are very instinctive. We’ve heard about the swallows returning every year to Capistrano. Instinct is basically a computer program that’s built in the make up of living entities. It produces, with incredible accuracy, things we need to do as a species to preserve ourselves or make ourselves more comfortable and so on. Animals have a lot of things built into them. That’s one of the reasons some new-agers are claiming that animals are more intelligent than humans. They’re so instinctive. That instinct carries over into the more primitive people. The tribal type people are very instinctual. The pygmies and various tribes living in South America, etc rely on instinct because they are fairly new souls to the human kingdom. They don’t have nearly as many lifetimes under their belt as many people in civilized countries.

What happens as a person grows out of instinct and begins to develop his emotional nature, or the astral part of himself, is that he begins to lose his instinct. It appears that he loses it but he doesn’t really lose it. It’s called going below the threshold of consciousness. All the instincts of the animal kingdom are built into us. We have everything the animal kingdom has and everything the tribes in Australia, the pygmies, the tribes in South America have. We have them all but they appear to rarely be displayed by us. We have them all within us because in past lives we developed all these instincts.

We evolve by using that key word ‘attention’. We make a decision and place attention on that decision. Once we’ve learned instinct and everything about it we want to move past it and develop our emotional body. We shift out attention from instinct to the emotional nature. When we shift out attention off instinct, everything dealing with instinct goes below the threshold of consciousness because our attention is no longer on that. It’s still there just like everything you learned in fifth grade is recorded in your computer brain. You can go back using regression and recover a lesson a teacher gave you twenty years ago, word for word. It’s all still there in your computer brain but it’s below your threshold of consciousness because your attention isn’t on it. If you would’ve listened to that teacher twenty years ago and kept your attention on that lesson you’d still have it in your threshold of consciousness. Because you did not do that, because it wasn’t important enough to keep your attention on, it goes below your threshold of consciousness. Yet it hasn’t disappeared. Everything you learn in your life is still there. Within you are all the instincts that the animal kingdom has ever had, and primitive man has ever had, it’s all within you and can be retrieved anytime you put attention on it. It can be brought back anytime it’s needed.

But right now, as a person moves to develop his emotional nature, he puts his attention on developing the feeling side of himself. When he does that, all the instincts he has learned go below the threshold of consciousness. People may feel like they aren’t very instinctual anymore but they have it and just don’t have a use for that right now. They don’t have a use for it right now because they’re developing something else.

Most of civilized humanity right now, probably about 90%, is currently centered in the astral, emotional, feeling nature. That’s where most of mankind is. This has quite a number of divisions to it.

We do get impressions through our astral nature. The trouble with the astral body is that it is a reflector. When you look in the mirror do you see yourself as you really are or something else? What sort of an image do you see?

Audience: Reversed.

JJ: Right. You don’t see yourself as you are when you look into a mirror. Your image is reversed. The astral takes impressions from the soul and it reverses them. So when we’re in the astral, emotional consciousness, it’s very difficult to get the truth because everything is reversed to us.

Have you ever seen two emotional people argue with each other? Have you ever seen them reach an agreement? I watch a lot of crossfire type stuff on TV. Oftentimes you’ll see a person who is very mental and is arguing from a logical point of view but he’s arguing with someone who is very astral and is arguing from his feeling side. It’s becomes clear that the astral person has everything upside down. Maybe one of them will quote some survey that’s pretty black and white but to the astral person the survey means nothing because he feels the truth is a certain way. The facts don’t mean anything to this guy. The only thing that matters to him is what he feels to be true and he argues from that point.

The guy who is centered in the mind gets frustrated because he presents polls and data and facts, like Spock on Star Trek. The other guy is like Bones on Star Trek. I like Star Trek because it’s so representative of the different stages of evolution. The original one is much more so than the more recent versions. The Klingons were the instinctual types. Next was Bones. He was very astral and emotional and got upset over everything and chewed Spock out even though Spock was being logical. Spock was very logical and detached from his emotions almost completely. Then there was Kirk. He was a totally different brand of guy. How was he different from the others?

Audience: His emotions were ruled by his mind.

JJ: Yes, his emotions were ruled by his mind but he went beyond the mind.

Audience: He was intuitive.

JJ: Right, he was intuitive. He said something on one episode that sort of amazed me. He was presenting a plan. Spock said the plan was not logical. Kirk responded, “When you go through school to become a Start Fleet Commander they look for intuition. One thing a person needs to have in order to be a commander of a ship such as this, is that he must be able to make decisions based on intuition. I know the solution I’m presenting to you does not seem logical but when it’s all over and the solution seen, you’ll see then that it was very logical.”

Spock said, “What you’re saying is not logical but since we’ve been through this a number of times and in the end what you present always is logical even if it doesn’t appear logical to begin with I’ll go along with it.” In the end Kirk’s intuition always turned out to be logical. I’ve enjoyed those three divisions on Star Trek because they represent the three divisions of humanity so well.

Bones represents the astral. He’s very emotional and makes his decisions based on emotion. If it’s a logical decision but logically it doesn’t feel right, Bones will go with the emotional decision and Spock will go with the mental decision.

As we go through the astral nature everything is reversed and this creates a big problem for us, for most of humanity is on this plane. It’s one of the reasons prophet Isaiah said, “Behold people call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isa 5:20 Isaiah saw this, thousands of years ago, that everything was reversed for the majority of people. To begin with spiritual contact is reversed to a great degree.

When a person is polarized in the astral plane, the impressions he receives will usually be wrong. Some of the impressions he gets might have a correct direction because many of the impressions contain enough truth within them to convince him that he’s on the right path but oftentimes the impressions are reversed.

When you look in a mirror, even though the image is reversed, it’s close enough to looking like you that you don’t say, “That’s not me. It’s the reversed me.” You don’t think that when you look into a mirror. When a person in the astral nature gets astral impressions in reverse, they are close enough to reality that he doesn’t usually question it. It seems real just like the reverse you in the mirror seems real and you don’t question that. Matter of fact, that’s the only you that you ever see. You don’t see how you really are so you identify more with the reverse you than the real you. If we were to see our unreversed self it would seem sort of strange. So this is the problem of the astral nature.

June 5, 2004

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In the past I wrote a number of fun quizzes. Thought it would be an interesting change of pace to post a few.


There is no absolute way to tell how long you will live, but there are things you can do to insure that you will live to your maximum age in good health. This quiz centers around areas that are within your control. If you score too many points take note of the things you can do to reduce your risk.

  1. How much do you smoke? (a) None (b) Light (c) Medium (d) Heavy.
  2. How much do you drink alcoholic beverages? (a) None (b) Light (c) Medium (d) Heavy.
  3. How much time a week do spend exercising or playing sports? (a) Virtually none (b) 0-1.5 hours (c) 1.5-3 hours (d) Over 3 hours.
  4. Pick the one that best describes your job: (a) I am sitting most of the day (b) I sit about half the day and active the other half (c) I am active most of the day.
  5. Pick the one that best describes your attitude toward your job: (a) I hate my job and wish I was doing something else. (b) I don’t hate my job, but I don’t love it either. It’s just a necessary evil. (c) I enjoy my work, even though it is not my first choice (d) I love my work. It would be difficult to find a vocation I would enjoy more.
  6. Describe the choice that best reflects your closest relationship: (a) There is much fighting and tension with little lightness and laughter. (b) There is fighting and tension, but there are also good times with lightness and laughter. (c) There is little fighting and tension with quite a bit of lightness and laughter and good communication. (d) There is little fighting and tension, but we are a fairly serious and quiet.
  7. When someone hurts your feelings what do you do? (a) I keep them to myself for I do not want to cause further upset by disturbing anyone. (b) If it is a small hurt I will keep it to myself, but if it is a large hurt I will let the person know how I feel. (c) If anyone hurts my feelings at all I will try to let him know how I feel.
  8. Describe the foods you eat more than twice a week: (a) Fresh fruits (b) Well done beef (c) Rare to medium done beef (d) Fresh green vegetables (e) Water with no chlorine added (f) Whole grain bread. (g) Fried foods. (h) Food or sweets containing white sugar or fructose.
  9. Are you in love? (a) Yes (b) No
  10. Do you want to live a long life? (This assumes you will grow old but live a reasonably healthy life). (a) Yes (b) No
  11. Would you be willing to make changes in your lifestyle to live longer? (a) Yes (b) No.
  12. Do you think people over sixty can enjoy life as much as a young person? (a) Yes (b) No
  13. Describe the quality of your life: (a) Excellent; it’s great to be alive (b) Good; I can’t complain (c) Fair; life goes on but I don’t have much to look forward to. (d) My life sucks.


SCORE: Question One: (a) 0, (b) 1, (c) 2, (d) 3; Two: (a) 0, (b) 0, (c) 1, (d) 4; Three: (a) 3, (b) 2, (c) 1, (d) 0; Four: (a) 2, (b) 1, (c) 0; Five: (a) 3, (b) 2, (c) 1, (d) 0; Six: (a) 2, (b) 1, (c) 0, (d) 1; Seven: (a) 2, (b) 1, (c) 0; Eight: (a) -1, (b) 2, (c) 1, (d) -1, (e) -1, (f) -1, (g) 1 [Note: subtract the negatives of this answer from the final score] Nine: (a) 0, (b) 1; Ten: (a) 0, (b) 2; Eleven: (a) 0, (b) 2; Twelve: (a) 0, (b) 1; Thirteen: (a) 0, (b) 1, (c) 3, (d) 4.


-4 to +4 Points: You are a health conscious person with a positive mental attitude. You always expect the best and you usually get it. Barring things beyond your control such as heredity, you have the best chance for a long healthy life.

5-12 Points: You also have a good chance for a long healthy life. Study the questions that ran up your score and you can increase your chances. 13-22 Points: You need to be more conscientious toward your emotional, mental and physical health, which are all interrelated. You don’t want to live an average life do you?

23 + Points: You scored the worst. You need to brighten your outlook and take better care of yourself and your needs. The items in this quiz are all under your control. Start working on them now to lengthen your stay here on planet earth.



  1. How physically attractive are you? (Perhaps you should get a second opinion here.) (a) Fair (b) Average (c) Good (d) Great!
  2. Do you drink more alcohol or take more drugs than your loved ones feel you should?
  3. If you smoke, have you tried to quit smoking but been unable to?
  4. Do you feel adultery offends God?
  5. Do others describe you as impulsive?
  6. Describe your temper: (a) Mild (b) Average (c) Strong (d) So strong you have difficulty in controlling it.
  7. Would you lie to prevent hurting another person? 8. How much should your mate be allowed to know about your activities? (a) Only what I am willing to tell him or her (b) Almost everything, but there are some things one should be able to keep private (c) I am happy to honestly tell my mate whatever he or she wants to know.
  8. Do you believe and practice the idea that a couple should feel committed to each other before having sexual intercourse?
  9. How important is it to you that both you and your partner are sexually faithful in a committed relationship? (a) It would be nice, but not all important (b) It is reasonably important (c) It is extremely important.

SCORING: Question One: a 0, b 1, c 2, d 3; Two: Yes 1, No 2; Three: Haven’t tried to quit 2, Yes 1, Don’t smoke 0; Four: Yes 0, No 1; Five: Yes 1, No 0; Six: a 0, b 0, c 1, d 2; Seven: Yes 1, No 0; Eight: a 2, b 1, c 0; Nine: Yes 0, No 2; Ten: a 2, b 1, c 0. INTERPRETATION:

0-6 Points: You believe in commitment, honesty and integrity in a relationship and can be trusted as much as humanly possible. Your mate should be able to rest securely while you are away. Nevertheless, remember that we are all human; don’t play with fire just because you are in this category.

7-11 Points: You like to have the opportunity to do a little flirting and get attention from the opposite sex. You have no intention of being an unfaithful mate when you are in a committed relationship, but enjoy playing with a little fire. You must be careful to always remember the importance of your relationship or you may find yourself tempted at times. Your mate can help by being an interesting partner.

12-18 Points: You do not have a strong desire to be committed to any one person for a whole lifetime. You must be careful to avoid making the other person think that you are more committed than you are; this could save a lot of hurt. Nevertheless, you may find that right one who steals your heart and causes you to become completely devoted. If it happened to Hugh Heffner, it can happen to any of us.



  1. Choose one answer that best describes you: (a) I am the firstborn in my family. (b) I am not the firstborn but there are 3 or less years separating me from my older brother or sister. (c) I am not the firstborn but there are four or five years separating me from my older brother or sister. (d) I am not the firstborn and there are six or more years separating me from my older brother or sister.
  2. What is your attitude toward arguments? (a) I try to avoid them (b) I will argue if the cause is important, but would never start one. (c) I will never run away from an argument and may start one from time to time.
  3. What is your attitude toward winning an argument? (a) It is totally useless to even try. (b) I will try to win only if the other person has offended my principles (c) I will try to win whenever I see the other person is in ignorance (d) I must always try to win and never give up.
  4. How strong is your attraction toward the opposite sex? (a) Less than average (b) Average (c) Above average.
  5. When someone insults something you believe in, how do you react? (a) It’s not worth getting bothered about. (b) I feel insulted but feel that it doesn’t do much good to react to something negative. (c) I feel upset and do everything in my power to correct the insult.
  6. How do you learn the best? (a) With the guidance of a good teacher with a set curriculum. (b) On my own setting my own curriculum and pace using a teacher only to answer my questions.
  7. Describe your attitude or situation toward self-employment: (a) I am self-employed to the extent that I set my own hours and am my own boss. (b) I am not presently self-employed but have plans to be in the near future. (c) I prefer the security of working for someone else.
  8. Did you have a close relationship with your mother or did she have a strong influence on you? (a) Yes (b) No.
  9. Do you sometimes think your doctor’s advise is not as sound as your own? (a) Yes (b) No.
  10. How many casual friends do you have? (a) A small number (b) An average amount (c) A large number.
  11. Describe your posture (Try to get the opinion of another person): (a) poor to fair (b) Average (c) Good to excellent.
  12. How many days work have you lost due to personal illness (do not count accidents) over the past three years? (a) 0-3 (b) 4-10 (c) More than 10


SCORING: Question One: (a) 3, (b) 0, (c) 1, (d) 2; Two: (a) 0, (b) 1, (c) 2; Three: (a) 0, (b) 1, (c) 2, (d) 1; Four: (a) 0, (b) 1, (c) 2; Five: (a) 0, (b) 0, (c) 1; Six: (a) 0, (b) 1; Seven: (a) 2, (b) 1, (c) 0; Eight: (a) 1, (b) 0; Nine: (a) 1, (b) 0; Ten: (a) 0, (b) 1, (c) 2; Eleven: (a) 0, (b) 1, (c) 2; Twelve: (a) 2, (b) 1, (c) 0.



16-21 Points: You have many natural leadership qualities. You are willing to take over where others will give up. You are one who does not follow the crowd or does things for the sake of appearance. You like to be your own person. A person cannot be a true leader unless he is willing to leave outworn methods of doing things. This you are willing to do. You do not mind taking some heat or criticism to which a leader is always subjected, and you are willing to take an unpopular side of an issue. 10-15 Points: You don’t mind taking your share of chances and are qualified to lead in all the normal areas of life. As long as there are no major problems or turbulence, you could be well accepted in a leadership situation. Under too much pressure you may seek for easy solutions to avoid confrontation.

5-9 Points: You may like to be a leader, but you lack the initiative to take the necessary steps so that others can follow. You may find yourself torn between leading or following and have difficulty in deciding which path to take or how leadership is to be attained. If you truly want to be a leader, it can still be done but you must learn to believe in yourself. 0-4 You don’t mind following and do not apologize for it. You seek security in life and don’t desire to take any risks which will jeopardize you or your family financially or otherwise. You should be a good, stable provider.



Everyone thinks he has an open mind, but in reality we all have acquaintances who immediately shut down their minds to ideas that do not conform to their pre-conceived notions.

Take this test for an indication of how open-minded you are:

  1. The politician who you least like comes up with a plan for world peace. How would you react? (a) I would assume that the plan was as bad as the rest of his ideas. (b) I would listen to the proposal, but I know I wouldn’t like it. (c) I would listen to the proposal with the idea that it may contain something of value.
  2. An acquaintance wants you to listen to what you consider to be the worst music in existence so he can explain to you why it has value. (a) You would not consider such a thing (b) You would listen but are sure it has no redeeming value (c) You would listen with the idea that this person may perceive something of value that you do not.
  3. You are at a party and meet a person who says he is a member of The Flat Earth Society. He tells you that the stars above are an illusion, the earth is really flat and we only appear to be circling around the sun. He seriously tells you that he can logically prove all of this if you will listen to him a few moments. (a) The man is obviously a crackpot and you excuse yourself. (b) You listen for entertainment value only (c) You listen at least partly because you want to see if his thought has any logical foundation.
  4. You have a six year old daughter who, as far as you know, is completely normal. One day she comes to you out of the blue and says that some space people are in contact with her by mental telepathy and that they have an important message for the people of the earth. How would you react? (a) I would feel that she has a problem and take her for professional help (a minister or psychologist). (b) Ignore the problem and hope it goes away. (c) I would question her with a mind open to the possibility that the communication may be valid.
  5. A representative of a religious cult knocks on your door and wants you to read a pamphlet proving that their leader is God incarnate. What do you do? (a) Slam the door on him before he can explain why he is there. (b) Politely listen to him but refuse the pamphlet. (c) Take the pamphlet but not read it. (d) Take the pamphlet and read it.
  6. An old friend who has a reputation of being eccentric and whose advice caused you to lose money in the past approaches you with a sure-fire-get- rich-quick business venture. It requires $1000 investment which you happen to have at the time and he tells you that you should be able to get that back ten-fold in a month and possibly have financial security for the rest of your life. You would: (a) Be polite, but refuse to listen to his new scheme. (b) Listen to what the man has to say, then ignore him without trying to consider his ideas. (c) Listen to his idea with the possibility (however slim) of acting on it.
  7. Which of the following have you changed your opinion or belief on after the age of 18? (a) Your religion (b) Your political party (c) Birth control (d) Abortion (e) Capitalism or communism (f) The environment (g) Nuclear arms or world peace (h) Legalization of drugs (i) The foods you like. (j) The type of person you want for a mate.

SCORING: 1a 0, 1b 0, 1c 2; 2a 0, 2b 1, 2c 2; 3a 0, 3b 1, 3c 3; 4a 0, 4b 1, 4c 2; 5a 0, 5b 1, 5c 1, 5d 3; 6a 0, 6b 0, 6c 2. On question 7 score two points for each category in which change occurred.


0-12 Points: You may think you are open-minded, as all people do, but in reality you instinctively resist any idea that is not commonly accepted within your group or belief system. You tend to fear others who are different than yourself. Lighten up and be more flexible. 13-17 Points: You may change when you have to, and some may see you as open-minded, but you tend to listen to an opposing point of view out of courtesy rather than having any consideration for it.

18-24 Points: You have a good live and let live philosophy. You have a high tolerance for other points of view. You are open-minded on a subject you feel is important or credible but will not sustain enough interest to keep your mind open if the subject is not on your interest list. 25-34 Points: You are truly an open-minded person. You will always be open to all possibilities. This will lead you into many interesting experiences. To use this open-mindedness effectively, however, make sure you maintain a stable mind or others may think you are fickle-minded.



Those who are not married are often unaware (or forget if previously married) as to how many adjustments must be made to have a successful relationship. A certain willingness to compromise must exist in each person if the marriage is to be successful. Score one point for each of the adjustments you would be willing to make with a marriage partner.

  1. Could you accept your mate’s children as if they were your own?
  2. Could you live with a mate who wants either more or fewer children than you?
  3. Could you accept a mate who has different ideas on birth control?
  4. Could you live with a mate who wants more or less sex than you?
  5. Would you be willing to eat your meat cooked either more or less than you are used to?
  6. Are you willing to eat some foods and preparations you presently would not eat?
  7. Could you live with a mate that snores?
  8. Could you live with a mate who wants you to go to bed with him or her at a different hour each night than you are used to?
  9. Can you handle a mother or father-in-law giving you advise that you do not want to hear?
  10. If your mate gains weight and loses some attractiveness, can you still give him or her all of your love?
  11. If you have an attractive mate can you handle him or her being attractive to the opposite sex and possibly having to work with them?
  12. Could you handle having your mate not showing a lot of interest in your work or goals?
  13. Are you willing to be more punctual than you presently are to keep your mate happy?
  14. Are you willing to vacation at your tenth choice rather than your first?
  15. If your mate is cleaner than you, are you willing to help make your home cleaner than you are used to; or if your mate is messier than you, are you willing to tolerate more mess than normal? (Counts as one answer)
  16. Could you handle having your mate talk about experiences with past lovers?
  17. Could you let your mate spend most of the extra money on his or her desires?
  18. Could you handle having a mate of a different religion?
  19. Would you allow your children to be raised in your mate’s religion?
  20. Would you be willing to miss some of your favorite TV shows and movies to watch those that your mate likes?


0-5 Points: You are set in your ways and need to find that imaginary “perfect person” to have a happy marriage. 6-10 Points You have the possibility of a happy marriage if you find a person who thinks like you do.

11-15 Points: You have excellent potential to have a happy marriage. You are willing to give and take.

16-20 Points: You are willing to make your mate happy but you may find yourself being walked over by your mate so much that you are miserable in a relationship. Remember that you are entitled to have some things go your way.

June 4, 2004

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The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 8

The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 8

Questions Fifty and Fifty-One:

Have you read three or more Health Food related books in your life? (a) Yes (b) No

Do you purchase from a Health Food store periodically? (a) Yes (b) No

50 &51. Most enlightened people try to keep their bodies in good functioning shape and will express some interest in health foods and visit health food stores or organic sections in grocery stores occasionally.

Question Fifty Two: If your next door neighbor angrily accused your boy of stealing $5.00 from inside the neighbor’s house and your boy’s feelings were hurt to the extent that he shed tears; and you knew the accusation was false, because he had been helping you in your house at the time of the purported stealing, how would you react?

(a) I would be visibly upset and tell the neighbor off. (b) I would remain calm and tell the neighbor off. (c) I would refrain from telling the neighbor off, but would explain that my boy was with me and did not go into the neighbor’s house.

Question Fifty-Three: Whatever your response, the neighbor becomes more angry and demands you give her the $5.00 that your son has stolen. What is your reaction? (a) I would hit the neighbor (for this answer, assume that you are of the same sex).

(b) I would take my son and walk away and make sure neither I nor my son darken the neighbor’s door again.

(c) I would tell the neighbor off some more. (d) I would remain calm and explain that I know my son is innocent. If the neighbor calms down later I would react as though the incident had never occurred.

(e) I would give the neighbor the $5.00.

Question Fifty-Four: If you discover that your neighbor’s boy stole $5.00 from your house what do you do?

(a) Angrily confront the neighbor and demand punishment of the boy and return of the $5,00.

(b) Same as (a) but without anger.

(c) Calmly explain the boy’s behavior to his parents, but not demand the $5.00. Wait and see if they return it.

(d) Catch the boy and punish him myself.

(e) Do nothing.

Comment on Questions 52-54. This is a difficult set of questions to answer honestly. It may help to explain the objective. People respond one of two ways to emotional situations. They will act or react. The actor is his own person; whereas the reactor is controlled by the situation. The majority of people are reactors; the few who are actors are on the path of Synthesis.

The actor returns good for evil. The reactor returns evil for evil, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. The reactor always wants revenge and to “get even”. He wants his pound of flesh. He always wants the criminal to serve the last day of his sentence.

The actor does not follow the accepted pattern of behavior and response. Someone may shout directly at him or even slap him on the cheek and he will not impulsively return the insult. He will mentally consider first whether such response is desirable. To the offender’s surprise, the actor may respond by a show of love or friendliness which may often disarm him. The response of such a person will not always appear as love, however. Remember the cutting words of Jesus to the Jewish officials a few pages earlier. Even here Jesus was not just reacting, but acting. When an actor does respond with criticism, it is with a well deserved righteous indignation. The actor’s emotionally charged criticism will always be true and cutting. The reactor’s criticism will often contain half truths and insinuations.

The reactor will always think his criticism is justified, but the basic difference between an attack by an actor and by a reactor is the frequency and the predictability. If you shout at a reactor in an angry fashion he will always react in a negative way. On the other hand, if you shout at or attack an actor, even with great anger, he may not return the attack, perhaps nine times out of ten. But on that one time he does return it you may be assured it will have the result as a penetrating arrow, just as the attack of Jesus inflamed the Pharisees. “Frequency” then is the key word in determining the difference between the actors and reactors.

Many reactors deceive themselves and think they are really actors and think that even Jesus would do the same thing in their situation. Many overestimate their control in differing situations, thus will give an incorrect answer in these three questions. It was felt wise to include questions like these anyway, for a prospective Synthesizer should at least examine himself to see if he is acting or reacting. If he finds himself constantly reacting, perhaps he can become more self-aware and improve himself.

Examine the best answers on these three questions and ask yourself if this is really the trend you would be likely to follow. If it is not, above all do not deceive yourself. Self deception is the greatest hindrance to spiritual progression there is on this planet and when one gets caught in the web it can become almost impossible to break out. “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” said the Master. Even if the truth is humiliating, face it boldly. There is no other road to freedom.

Question Fifty-Five: What percentage of your free time each day is spent in constructive activity?

(a) Almost none (b) 5-10% (c) 10-20% (d) 20-40% (e) 40-60% (f) Over 60%

55 To a Synthesizer, time is his most important possession, and he values it greatly. On the other hand, he also identifies with the “eternal now” and knows the timelessness of the spirit and has a calmness so he does not appear to be impulsively in a hurry. He values his free time and wants to spend it constructively.

Some may have answered this question incorrectly because they misunderstood what we meant by “free time” and “constructive activity”. Free time is time that you do not have to work in order to make money, time that you do not have to sleep, that that you do not have to spend in doing chores, washing dishes, tending kids, mowing lawns, fixing up the house, and so on. It is time you can spend in constructive activity. And what is constructive activity? First let us explain what it is not. It is not earning money. It is not sleeping, doing chores, washing dishes, tending kids, mowing lawns, fixing up the house, etc. These things may be constructive in the normal sense, but are not constructive use of free time.

By constructive use, we mean time which is used for self-improvement or unselfishly used for the benefit of mankind. Some types of reading may be for self-improvement and some may not. Reading a novel would generally be for entertainment unless one were reading it for study so he can become a writer. Studying non-fiction would generally constitute self-improvement. However, some of the gossip about movie stars, even though some of it may be true, is of very little use. Taking various lessons and educational classes of your own initiative is also constructive. Going to church would not count here, as it is usually done out of duty instead of for a real benefit. Anything that improves skill is constructive. Of course, watching sitcoms on television is not counted as constructive, but this time is definitely free time.

Time used for the benefit of mankind is the second area of constructive use. This may be a project designed to bring enlightenment to your fellow men. If you are a church goer, it would be time spent proselytizing activities. If you are into meditation, it would be time spent in teaching others your methods. If you are into healing (not as a profession) it would be the time spent in helping others to better health.

Now that we have defined terms, review the question again. Figure out how much free time you actually average a week and then decide approximately how many hours you honestly spend in genuinely constructive activity.

Note that the highest score is 60%. This is because it is recognized that no one spends all their time in constructive pursuits, nor is it desirable. Everyone needs to unwind at times in frivolous activities.

Now that you have studied the commentary here, you may want to reevaluate your score. If you have to lower it some it does not make you a lesser person. You are what you are, and no test will change that. It is important, however, that each individual sees clearly his true location on the path so the right steps can be taken. There is no greater or more common hindrance than for an aspirant to think that he is further advanced than he really is.

Again, in perceiving ourselves, it is good to follow the advice of Christ: “When he noticed how the guests were trying to secure the places of honor, he spoke to them in a parable: ‘When you are asked by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the place of honor. It may be that some person more distinguished than yourself has been invited; and the host will come and say to you, “Give this man your seat.” Then you will look foolish as you begin to take the lowest place. No, when you receive an invitation, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he will say, “Come up higher, my friend.” Then all your fellow guests will see the respect in which you are held. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled; and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:7-11 New English Version.

There will be no greater humiliation than that which will come to him who represents himself as being higher upon the Path than he really is. Humility is the safest route and the only way to be exalted by the Master. A true Synthesizer will someday hear the words: “Come up higher, my friend.”

It is a difficult task to determine by black and white questions as to who is and is not capable of receiving truth. Generally, one with intuition will be able to fairly accurately surmise the enlightenment of another brother within about five minutes of conversation. Those who have not developed the intuition will always have limitations on the amount they can receive. It is as if each person has within him a container of a certain size that is able to contain so much truth and no more. Each person walks around with a different sized receptacle. Some may contain a teaspoon, some a cup, some a quart, and some a gallon, but once they are full, no more may be poured in. This is an important truth which many proselyters ignore: ONCE THE LIMIT HAS BEEN REACHED IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW CLEARLY THE TRUTH IS PRESENTED, IT WILL BE REJECTED.

Finally, the time comes when the intuition is developed. When this happens it is as if the bottom were to fall out of the container and is now capable of having an infinite amount of truth pass through it. The person is now opened to any possibility that his consciousness can conceive of. His next limitation to overcome is the limitation of consciousness.

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The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 7

The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 7

Question Forty-Nine: What is your view concerning revelations from God? (a) God no longer speaks to man. His whole revelation is in the scriptures. (b) God speaks to man through His authorized church representatives only. (c) God can and will reveal whatever He wants through whomever He wants, whenever He wants, and it may be to those who do not belong to any church.

These three answers cover the three basic beliefs concerning revelation from higher intelligence to man on the earth.

(a) This answer rates a -15 because it represents an extremely closed-minded view. Is it logical to assume that God spoke to people right and left thousands of years ago, but is powerless to do it today when we need him the most? Why do people think this way? Amazingly, they blame it on the scriptures themselves and quote the following from the last page of the Bible: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things that are written in this book.” Rev. 22:18-19.

This scripture is interpreted by many fundamentalist Christians to mean that this was the last page of holy writ that would ever be written in history and after this pronouncement man was on his own with no revelation from God, for God had given him everything that he was ever going to need in the Bible. If one wants to know what God has to say one must examine the thoughts of God toward mankind in situations that occurred from 2-6,000 years ago.

Not only is this belief not rational to an enlightened person, but it is not scriptural either. Let us examine the passage in the cold clear light of reason.

First we notice that “man” is not supposed to add to or take away from the book. They forget that if a new revelation comes, it is revealed not by man, but by God. Of course, God does not want man adding his thoughts to scripture and purporting them to be from God. God says nowhere that He, Himself, will not add revelation.

Secondly, John told us not to add to or take away from “the prophecy of this book.” What book is this? Is it the Bible? No–the Bible was not compiled until centuries later. Instead, John speaks of a book containing prophecies and plagues which is, naturally, the Book of Revelations, which was the book that he had his pen placed on when he wrote the above scripture. This little book of revelations has more prophesies and plagues mentioned than any other book in the Bible.

John wanted the vision he recorded to be preserved intact just as he wrote it and he knew of the habit of many scribes to add their own opinions and footnotes to scripture as they copied them over, so he warned them against doing this, knowing that a little note added could be interpreted by the next scribe as being from the original text.

Furthermore, if this scripture applied to the whole Bible, then John himself was under condemnation, for he wrote the Gospel of John after the Book of Revelations. If the books of the Bible were arranged in true chronological order, the last of the Gospel of John would compose the last page of the Bible, which would have ended the Bible on an entirely different note: “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.” John 21:25.

This would be a much more appropriate last verse in the Bible, for it tells us that many more scriptures like the Gospels could be written.

Many feeling people make the mistake of believing that the Bible is all the scripture that will ever be written. Many even believe the Bible contains all the truth available to mankind. Ask such a one to explain why 2+2=4 is not in there and you will not get a logical answer.

These fundamentalist Christians are not the first to make such a mistake. The Jews who rejected Christ did the same thing. They felt that the Old Testament contained all of the word of God and that Christ and his disciples were blasphemers for claiming to have more.

The Samaritans were even more closed-minded. They accepted only the first five books in the Bible and thought that they contained the total revelation of God. This was not without reason, for in the last accepted book of their scriptures was written: “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it…” Deut. 4:2. Thus the Samaritans, Jews, and Christians are all caught up in the “last word” syndrome.

Fortunately, there is no last word from God.

Future revelation is predicted numerous times in the Bible, once in the Book of Revelations itself. In chapter eleven, we have the prophecy of two prophets who will arise at the end of the age and prophesy for three and one half years. Obviously, they will speak the word of God as much as any prophet in the Bible.

There are also numerous books obviously missing from the Bible. Some of those mentioned and quoted by Bible writers, but not included in the Bible itself are: The Book of the Covenant (Exodus 24:4); The Book of the Wars of the Lord (Numbers 21:14); The Book of Jasher (Josh. 10:13, II Sam. 1:18); The Book of Statutes (I Sam. 10:25); The Book of the Acts of Solomon (I Kings 11:41); The Books of Nathan and Gad (I Chron 29:29); The Prophecy of Ahijah and Visions of Iddo (II Chron 9:29); The Acts of Uzziah (II Chron 26:22); The Sayings of the Seers (II Chron. 33:19).

The New Testament also mentions missing scripture. Concerning Jesus, Matthew wrote: “And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.” Matt. 2:23. This prophecy is found nowhere in holy writ, so obviously, it was from some lost book that Matthew had knowledge of. Acts has twenty-eight chapters in the Bible, but a twenty-ninth was discovered in the archives at Constantinople.

Paul gives several inferences to epistles he wrote that are not in the Bible. An obvious one is: “And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.” Col. 4:15. Other inferences into missing epistles are found in I Cor. 5:9 and Eph. 3:3.

Obviously, there was a missing book of Enoch, for Jude wrote: “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, The Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.” Jude 14. Interestingly, there was a book of Enoch that was accepted as authorized scripture for the first two hundred years of the Christian church. With all of this evidence plus all of the logic and reason in the world, one cannot help but wonder how even an extremely emotional person can believe that the Bible contains all of the revelation or truth that there is.

The (b) answer is almost as illogical. This person does not want to take the responsibility of receiving truth or revelation for himself, so he leaves it up to his authorities to receive and interpret. He does not even want to think through the meaning of things, but wants someone else to do the thinking for him (though he would never admit this). He believes that if God has anything to say, or a new truth to presented that it will come through duly constituted authorities, prophets or Priests. He never expects God to work through some regular guy down the road or even some non-religious person,. Amazingly, throughout the scriptures, this is exactly the procedure that God has used. Study all of the apostles and prophets and you will see that they were almost all so average and unpious that the religious leaders as well as the people rejected them. They were not selected through “authorized” means. Usually, a prophet is only called by God when the current religious and civil authorities are corrupt.

(c) is the best answer. God will speak to the one who is willing to seek, listen, and do, not to the one with the most authority. As said of David of old: “God looketh upon the heart”.

The objection given to this line of reasoning is: “God is a God of order. It would be confusion for God to speak through just anyone. Therefore, He must use recognized authorities so the people will know the message is valid.”

This sounds like a reasonable point until it is realized that there are thousands of authorities all teaching different things to their followers and that most authorities are crystallized in their beliefs and cannot accept new doctrine as Jesus illustrated: “Neither do men put new wine (truths) into old bottles (established authorities): else the bottles break (The authorities cannot endure or accept the truth), and the wine runneth out (The truth is lost), and the bottles (men) perish: but they put new wine (truth) into new bottles (men who are not recognized authorities and generally not known to the public), and both are preserved.” Matt. 9:17.

This was the procedure followed in presenting truths through prophets throughout the Bible. Moses was not at first recognized. He was not even thought to be a Hebrew, but an Egyptian enemy. David was an upsurger whom Saul and his government constantly tried to kill.

Joseph was sold into Egypt by his own brothers and spent seven years in a dark prison from whence he was fetched to prove himself a true prophet.

Jeremiah was certainly no authority. He was rejected by both religious and political authorities. Even those in his home area thought he was crazy for prophesying their doom. God will not allow his own great city of Jerusalem to be destroyed, they said.

Ahab, King of Israel inquired of his four hundred and one prophets as to whether or not he should go to battle. Apparently, all were yes men except one, because four hundred of them gave him the answer he wanted which was yes. One, named Micaiah, received a true revelation and predicted disaster. The king was angry with this dissenter, but did not get to carry out his punishment, for the battle the next day was a disaster and Ahab was slain. (See II Chron, chapter 18)

Amos was no recognized authority and was himself surprised when he was called: “Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdsman, and a gatherer of Sycamore fruit: And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.” Amos 7:14-15. Thus was an ordinary laborer sent to prophesy to the “recognized prophets”.

There is probably no better example of God working through a non-authority than that of the carpenter’s son, Jesus.

When he announced his mission as the Messiah to the kind folks of his home town in the middle of a church meeting they were so horror struck with his audacity that they bodily picked him up right then and there and the whole group took him to the edge of a cliff to dispose of this blasphemer. Miraculously, he was able to escape.

When he told other Jews that he was a son of God and lived before Abraham they picked up stones and tried to kill him right there.

Listen to what Jesus had to say to the religious leaders and authorities in his day: “Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel…Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead man’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocracy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and ye say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matt. 23:24-33.

Is it any wonder that established authorities did not like the Son of God? Who has the guts today to speak to them that way? Never before had the powers that be been shaken to the core with such penetrating words as those which came from the mouth of Jesus, presented even before their faces.

It is common knowledge that the Apostles also were common people. None of them were selected because of religious experience or even because they were particularly religious or pious.

It is true that God is a God of order, but it would produce only deception and confusion to work only through authoritative figures. To keep order and continued spiritual progress for mankind he must work through the “new bottles” or receptive channels only, for the word of God itself, or truth, is the greatest authority: “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Heb 4:12

How can one reasonably argue against answer (c)? Put yourself in God’s shoes. Can you see yourself always working through orthodox procedures? Don’t you think that you would find yourself pulling unorthodox strings occasionally, as God has done?

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The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 6

The Synthesis Test – Analysis, Part 6

Question Forty-One: What is your attitude toward future emotional pain? (a) I am very hesitant to give or commit myself completely in my present romance or a new one, for I do not want to make myself vulnerable to emotional hurt. (b) The emotional hurt doesn’t worry me. I will open up whatever amount is beneficial.

(a) Those who answered (a) in question 40 will probably answer (a) here, also. Those who are emotionally polarized are only willing to give of themselves completely in a romance when they are sure that they can trust the person and that he will not hurt them. Once the emotionally polarized person is deeply hurt the pain is relived again and again and he feels very vulnerable to any new situation and will often suppress any emotional feelings to avoid hurt. This produces more problems and the person usually winds up hurting the one he or she loves and becoming frustrated.

(b) The Synthesizer is prepared to be jilted or hurt a hundred times if necessary. He is out to live life to its fullest and emotional pain does not slow him down. He loves to communicate on a 100% level as soon as possible in any relationship.

Question Forty-Two: How much time do you average a day in self educational activities? (College and school related activities not counted)

(a) Almost none.

(b) 15-30 minutes a day

(c) 30-60 minutes a day

(d) One to two hours a day

(e) Over two hours a day.

Again we have a question that demands an honest answer. For the majority of the populace the answer would be (a). To figure out if your answer is accurate, decide how much learning you can accomplish in one hour. Then figure out (according to your answer) how many hours you must spend a month in study. Multiply that by the amount you can accomplish in one hour. Did you accomplish that much last month? Perhaps it was an unusual month. Well, did you accomplish that much the month before? If your answer was not correct, redo it. Do not go back more than one year to figure your average here.

Question Forty-Three: What category have you spent the most time in mastering during your life?

(a) How to win friends and influence people.

(b) A new language

(c) History

(d) Healing techniques

(e) Gaining knowledge that increases my income

(f) I have not tried to master any field of knowledge to any degree.

Only one answer here rates a positive score. Just about everyone would like to learn new things, but a desire to heal is a desire to help your brethren, which is a Synthetic desire.

Question Forty-Four: What is your employment situation?

(a) I work for someone else and am happy with my job. (b) I work for someone else and am not happy. (c) I am not self employed, but would like to be. (d) I am a salesman. (e) I own my own business. (f) I am not employed.

A Synthetic person enjoys freedom and will take risks to get it. He is often self-employed or an independent salesman. This is not a black and white statement as many synthetic people are also employed by others, though many have a desire to be independent.

Question Forty-Five: Do you pray or meditate regularly? (a) Yes. (b) No.

Prayers in church or meditations in groups does not count here. We are referring to private inner seeking sessions as mentioned by Christ: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain (useless) repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” Matt. 6:5-8.

Group prayer and meditation can be good and effective, but most of it done in the world is without purpose but merely part of a routine. However, when a person prays or meditated on his own, and no one else is aware of what he is doing, then at least the purpose behind it is unselfish.

When one uses correct prayer and meditation, he will find all the answers to his problems in advance, even before he asks for solutions, for the “father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”

We are not told to cease using repetitions as many suppose, but we are not supposed to use “vain repetitions”. The Greek for vain means “useless”.. We can use repetitions as long as they have value, but to rattle off mantras and prayers because they sound good or for duty’s sake is vain indeed.

Question Forty-Six: What is the highest goal you presently have in life? Choose one: (a) To have a successful marriage and a happy family. (b) To find my true purpose in life,. (c) To be successful financially. (d) To be successful in my chosen career. (e) To do the greatest good for the largest number of people.

Did you pick the Synthetic answer here: (e)? If so, do you believe it in deed as well as word? Are you giving your highest and best personal energy and work to accomplish such a project? Or is over 90% of your energy going to accomplish other goals. Think this through. Is your answer honest?

Question Forty-Seven: If you could be anyone you wanted to be, which would you choose? (a) The President of the United States (b) The most knowledgeable person in the world (c) The most famous movie star in the world (d) The richest person in the world (e) The wisest person in the world (f) One with the ability to perform miracles like Jesus did.

You could accomplish nothing of worth by becoming the other answers without wisdom. “wisdom is the principle thing…” knowledge is the second most useful answer, but it is ineffective without wisdom. For instance, if a foolish man had the ability to perform miracles, he could cause a great deal of harm. A Synthesizer will desire wisdom above all other things in this world.

Question Forty-Eight: What do you think of the phrase “All men are created equal”? (a) People of all races and beliefs are equal in every way. (b) All people have equal opportunity to achieve. (c) Some applications of this statement are not correct.

A feeling orientated person interprets the phrase: “all men are created equal” in a much different light than one who is mentally polarized. Many people even think that it is a quotation out of the Bible, but, of course, it is not. It is from the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson.

Emotionally polarized people feel that this is a truth applicable to all things, particularly the different races. Never in a million years could such a person examine the obvious physical, emotional, and intellectual differences in the various races on a rational level. All men are equal, they feel, so there is no sense in even thinking about making comparisons.

Did Thomas Jefferson intend to indicate that all people are equal in every way? Of course not. Here is what he wrote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Here Jefferson explains what he means. All men are endowed with equal rights by their creator. Each man, high or low, should be able to pursue life, liberty and happiness, according to his desire. On the other hand, it is obvious to even a general observer that all people are different in their endowments of physical, emotional and mental capacities. No two people in the world are the same. No two races are the same. No two nations are the same. No two of anything anywhere are exactly the same. Diversity is a rule of nature and this principle saves all living things from eternal monotony.

The truth of this matter is so “self-evident”, as Jefferson said, that it is very condescending to explain it to adults, for a two year old child can understand it; but it is amazing how many adults, even high officials, do not understand it.

You may wonder why (b) scores a zero. The reason is that it is not correct. All men do not have equal opportunity to achieve. Some are born rich, others poor, some free and others slaves, and all are born with differing opportunities, but all should be treated equal under the law.

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