Expanding the Ring


March 14, 1999

Expanding the Ring

My friends,

I’ve finally caught up on a few things and have a moment to make a post. My sister’s funeral was an interesting experience. She was very loved by all the family and just about everyone showed up, some of whom I had not seen for thirty years.

I got a bang out of my older brother. He flew up in his plane from Long Beach, CA and landed in the tiny airport in Blackfoot, Idaho. Instead of calling someone to pick him up he pulled out a tiny motorized skateboard that he carries with him in his plane and took off toward my brother-in-law’s house. It’s a cute little device that scoots along about 20 miles per hour. A few minutes later he shows up at the house riding the thing and tells everyone that he rode the device all the way from California. He said he got a lot of weird looks on the freeway. Nobody knew what to think, after all, that was all the transportation he seemed to have, but then he broke down and told the truth after some interrogation.

My younger sister is also in a life and death struggle, but she sacrificed and came to the funeral. She has been going through a tremendous number of tests trying to find out what is wrong with her as she seems to be allergic to everything. They think they found the problem. Several years ago she got hit in the jaw with a baseball and they had to put some metal pins and wires in her mouth. Now they think this metal is causing her problems and making her allergic to almost everything.

I am wondering if any of you have heard about people reacting to implanted metal?

Fortunately this sister is crossing beyond her regular religious beliefs and is becoming open to almost anything. I was able to spend some time helping and counseling her.

Now on to the main topic.

If one wants to accomplish beyond the norm he must not only believe, but make a decision within his ring of consciousness.

I am asked why the term we are discussing is called the ring-pass-not? Why not consciousness-pass-not or some other phrase? The reason is that expansion in consciousness is best represented as circular waves like that of an orbit of a planet around the sun. If we use this correlation then the ring-pass-not of the earth is 93 million miles from the Sun. In its present consciousness this planet just cannot expand its orbit beyond this point.

All planets do not have an exact circular orbit. Some are close to circular and some, like Pluto, are somewhat elliptical. Because of this Pluto is sometimes the furthest planet from the Sun and other times Neptune is.

Consciousness is best described as circular because it is divided into seven general areas corresponding to the Seven Rays. If one expands consciousness evenly in these seven directions then your conscious ring-pass-not is seen as circular, but if your development is lopsided then your ring-pass-not is seen as elliptical. If your ring-pass-not is too lopsided then Karma will force you to work on your greatest weakness so your orbit can go back to the circle again.

Many of us in this forum, for instance are doing fine with philosophy and metaphysics, but struggle to make the money we need. Thus our soul pushes us kicking and screaming into areas of development that we strongly resist, but eventually we get tremendous satisfaction when we yield and succeed.

Earlier we talked about the Beast of unearned authority that seeks control over all peoples. Challenging the authorities of the Beast and trusting in the inner God requires a great expansion of the ring-pass-not. This is what makes the power of the Beast so great. It just does not enter into the consciousness of those under its control that it is even within their power to step out of the realm of control of outward authorities.

When one finally does expand the ring-pass-not beyond the power of the Beast he then obtains the power to become an initiate.

I’ll give a few more thoughts on the ring-pass-not.

The ring-pass-not does not apply to only humans, but all forms of life from the atomic to the Solar and beyond. That which lies beyond our ring-pass-not is a freedom or a door to greater freedom that is beyond the ability of our consciousness and intelligence to grasp and incorporate into our reality.

This is perhaps easier to understand if we examine the animal kingdom below us. There are freedoms that are beyond their ring of consciousness that seem ridiculously simple to us. Take a dog, for instance. Tie him up to a post on a long leash and in a short while he will run around the post, wrapping the leash around it as he goes. Then after the leash is entirely wrapped and there are only inches left, the dog will continue forward almost choking himself.

Even though it seems simple to us it is beyond the dog’s consciousness to go backwards instead of forwards, and unwind the leash so he has greater freedom. The ring-pass-not in an animal prevents him from even considering going backward to greater freedom.

A dog may go through a door if all he has to do is push ahead, but it is beyond his consciousness to consider turning a door handle unless he has been extensively trained by a human. On the other hand, a chicken has a lower ring-pass-not than a dog.

The dog has a sense of loyalty to a human owner, but this concept is beyond the ring-pass-not of the fowl. It seems to the chicken that loyalty to humans would bring less freedom not more, but the dog realizes that loyalty to the human will somehow lead to greater freedom and expression. To the dog the humans are Gods to be loved, but to the chicken we are overlords to be feared.

Now to the lives higher than human there are many freedoms that are just beyond our ring-pass-not that seems very simple to them. For instance: The power to live without food and water for extended periods of time. The power to shift in and out of this world and the next. The power to become invisible. The power to perform miraculous healings. The power to manifest a body at will through the power of Decision-Attention-Consciousness. The power of telepathy. The power of omnipresence. The access to all knowledge and many others.

Becoming an initiate is an important series of steps in expanding the ring-pass-not. To discover the true meaning of becoming an initiate we must ask the question – What does it mean to initiate a thing?

The power of initiation is neither good nor evil but is a little like money and can be used for either. Hitler was an initiate and so was Abraham Lincoln. How did these two men use the power of initiation, one for evil and the other for good?

Copyright by J J Dewey

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