Principles of Discovery – Part 8
Quoting myself from the previous post:
“One of the key ingredients to effective person to person communication is that those attempting to so communicate use the same definition of words. This was the reason that I defined the word “channel” a while back so the group could use the word with unity of definition.
“Let us pick a popular word and demonstrate how even our fairly enlightened group will have different definitions of it.
“That word is LOVE.”
As happened last time, I was surprised by the quantity and diversity of thought expressed by the group – all of it good and valuable for contemplation.
If I had to express it briefly, I would say love is a magnetic pull that draws all life back to its source and in that process unites that life.
Now the interesting thing about love is this. When another person performs a true unselfish act of love in our direction a feeling of love is registered in our breasts. This feeling is the same for all of us.
Even though we all feel the same energy when love is registered no two of us seem to be able to explain what we felt in the same way.
Some say it is a state of mind. Others say it is a verb. Still others an emotional feeling, a creative force, the foundation of creation and even what God is.
So, we have a feeling that we all register and sense in a similar way yet we all define and express it differently. It is quite possible to take two people who have felt the same energy of love yet argue about what it is because their words they chose to communicate the word veil the actual truth of the experience that both have felt in the same way.
This is the problem of communicating from personality to personality. Two personalities can take exactly the same experience yet present it in such different ways that the two will soon be swearing that the other guy has no idea what love is.
Two personalities may have a similar view of God, yet because they call Him/She/It by different names they may see the other as an enemy of such God.
The problem with the personality is that even if two people experience or believe in essentially the same thing our filters cause us to see the other as one who is much different from ourselves.
The solution is soul-to-soul communication rather than personality-to-personality.
When there is soul-to-soul communication concerning love (or any other subject) why is there perfect communication even though the two may have different ways of explaining it?
How do we achieve this soul-to-soul communication? What are the obstacles in the path?
Few people are ready for true soul-to-soul communication. Such communion comes after many lifetimes of frustration due to the limitations of the personality or lower self. Then the time comes that the frustration and pain become so great that the pilgrim lifts his downward focused eyes upward in the initially shaky belief that there has to be something more fulfilling.
Many of those who read these words will have passed through various dark nights and will be ready for something higher.
For those who are seeking here are some helpful steps towards soul-to-soul communion.
 The first step is to desire higher communication. Many are comfortable in the world of personality communication, for sterile words without life hide meanings and distort the true thoughts behind them. This distortion produces a comfortable illusion behind which many hide until they can hide no more.
 The seeker must believe that soul-to-soul communication is possible. Without this belief his search will wither and die from lack of attention.
 Once the desire and belief in higher communion is recognized the seeker must actively seek to acquire and master it. Nothing of value is just dumped in our laps. Hard work and focus is as important here as in any other endeavor.
 Search for others who feel they have achieved soul-to-soul communication to a degree and learn from them.
 Seek communion with your own soul. Only when you have found your own soul can you then discover the soul of others.
 Understand the difference between soul-to-soul communication and personality communication. Soul communication looks beyond the black and white meanings of words to the thought and principles behind the words. “Reading between the lines” is the first step to higher communion.
 Feel true love toward those with whom you desire higher communion. Words given and received with love become alive and carry the thoughts of God within them.
 Believe in the natural goodness of others and see the Christ within all, especially those with whom you touch the soul.
 Hold no grievance toward any person.
 When the soul of another is touched make sure the experience is firmly rooted in your memory. Recalling this memory often will renew your faith and give you the stamina to continue on the path until another contact comes.
 Be aware of your own state of consciousness. When you slip away from the soul recognize what is happening and refocus. Keep your mind steady in the light.
 Seek to bring the communion of the soul with those who have it not. By giving that which you have received you will call forth others higher than yourself who will lift you to higher ground.
A person who trusts no one can’t be trusted. Jerome Blattner
June 28, 2006
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