The Three Levels of Mastery


June 6, 2017

The Three Levels of Mastery

Every once in a while we ought to go back to our religious roots and reach out to our friends there and extend a life saving branch for them to grab to give them a chance to move on to higher ground.

One of the big problems there holding them back is the idea of salvation, for seeking it takes them a step forward and then just leaves them there when they have many more steps to go.

Evangelicals have a particularly easy salvation. All they have to do is accept the right version of Jesus and believe. Then they feel their salvation is secure.

The Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah witnesses and others believe that faith without works is dead and that you need to show both faith and works to achieve salvation.

But even the religions that require works miss out on seeing the big picture and how much we really need to attain in order to secure liberation from this material world that holds us bound.

Among standard Christian religions, perhaps the Mormons have the most hoops to jump through to achieve their end desire of, not only salvation, but exaltation and onwards to the path of becoming gods.

But even here the injunction is the same as many other religions which merely boils down to “obey all the commandments of God.”

For a Mormon this means the member is to obey the Ten Commandments, love your neighbor, obey all the injunctions in the scriptures, pay tithing, secure a temple recommend, and finally whatever the prophet and General Authorities tell you to do.

They go a few steps beyond the “believe and be saved” crowd, but the end result is the same. After they meet all the requirements for the highest heaven they can then relax, thinking their salvation is secure.

The true seeker may at this point ask – what is the real truth here? After I do all I can do to become a good person and obedient follower – am I done? Or is it possible that more will be required?

Indeed there is more and the scriptures highlight an important end result that must be achieved before we are liberated from this lower world so we have the liberty of going “no more out” of the heavenly realms unless we want to.

The end result that must be accomplished is the overcoming of all things. Here are several scriptures from the Bible on this:

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Rev 2:7

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” Rev 2:17

“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.“ Rev 3:5

“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: (does not have to reincarnate) and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” Rev 3:12

“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Rev 3:21

That last one gives an interesting wording telling us that we must overcome the same way that Christ did and in the one life of which we have a record we see that he accomplished what he did after making a great effort.

Now, the LDS scriptures are in harmony with the Bible here:

“And are priests of the Most High, after the order of Melchizedek, which was after the order of Enoch, which was after the order of the Only Begotten Son. Wherefore, as it is written, they are gods, even the sons of God– Wherefore, all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs and they are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s. And they shall overcome all things.” D&C 76:57-60

“And he who is faithful shall overcome all things” D&C 75:16

“He that is faithful and endureth shall overcome the world.” D&C 63:47

It is interesting that the scriptures place a great emphasis on overcoming, yet you never hear a sermon on the subject. Instead, we are just told to yield to Jesus who did all the overcoming for us.

BUT… that is not what the scriptures say. Instead of just taking the lazy man’s way and letting George or Jesus do it, we are told that we are to follow in the steps of Christ and overcome just as he did.

Now the LDS have a very enlighten scripture that points them in the right direction, yet largely ignored. It reads:

“For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward.

“Verily, I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.

“But he that doeth not anything until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned.” D&C 58:26-29

So here we are clearly told that just obeying commandments like a walking computer program is not enough. There is a power in us that must be accessed of our own free will to bring to pass much righteousness.

So what is it that we must overcome if we are to follow in the footsteps of the Master? To understand perhaps we should examine that which he overcame shortly before his Transfiguration on the Mount.

Let us take a look:

“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

“Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” Matt 4:1-11

These three temptations illustrate three levels of mastery, or overcoming, by Jesus to which each of us must also eventually attain. Few who think they have secured salvation for themselves are close to this necessary accomplishment.


The First Level

Let us take a look. The Devil, representing the lower nature of Jesus, first approached him during extreme hunger and suggested he turn stones into bread.

After 40 days without eating it seemed from one angle entirely appropriate to use his divine power to satisfy the physical appetite. Then he realized that more important than satisfying the physical appetite is to feast on the words of God, or the Spirit. The Spirit brings eternal satisfaction whereas that which feeds the physical appetite is temporary and must be fed regularly.

The overcoming represented in this first temptation is the mastery that we must obtain over the physical desires and appetites. Most of the commandments in the scriptures of all religions are centered around guiding the pilgrim toward this mastery.

Religions have a lot of commandments and regulations centered on the sex nature. The basic one is to be faithful to your companion and many seekers face great temptation here when placed in the right circumstances with a very attractive or exciting person.

On top of this many religions have additional restrictions that must be imposed on the sex urge that requires significant self control from the member.

Numerous religions impose additional restrictions on food and drink which are related to the most basic physical desire of all, hunger and thirst.

Mormons command their members to not drink alcohol, tea, coffee or smoke. Others require a vegetarian diet or Islam and the Jews require a restricted diet. Many have some type of fasting or partial fasting days.

These various commandments all guide the seeker towards mastery of the physical appetites, his first great overcoming. This mastery though is not achieved in full by merely obeying outward commandments, but the final overcoming of the appetites occur when the aspiring disciple takes control, through his own initiative, and tests himself until he knows where he is, related to this path.


The Second Level

The second level of overcoming is represented in the second temptation:

“Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

So, when the disciple overcomes the appetites and all that appeals to the senses what is next? In most religions that about covers it and the person is ready for salvation, but we see here that this is only the first step. In this account we see that Satan moved on to another category of temptation that places a barrier between the seeker and the real world of Spirit.

To what did the temptation appeal to in Jesus when he considered throwing himself off the pinnacle of the temple for all to see?

Right. His ego. If he jumped from the tallest part of the temple and landed safely for all to see then the people would recognize his greatness and immediately listen to him. Such a demonstration would make his work much easier and it would be uncomplicated to convince people he was the Messiah.

Also his ego would immediately get the praise and recognition that it seemed to deserve.

Note that in this temptation Satan tempted him with the scriptures and a literal interpretation thereof. He need not worry about falling from the temple for angels would protect the Messiah.

Jesus was thus tempted to feed and glorify the ego, the false part of himself rather than focusing on the glory of God. He overcame this deceptive use of scripture with pure reason and a counter scripture:

It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

How would such an act tempt God?

Jesus was promised protection until his mission was completed, but it is contrary to the will of heaven to use spiritual powers to glorify the ego. Therefore this act of self-glorification would put God in an awkward situation. If Jesus jumped from the temple and died it would seem that God could not have fulfilled his promise of protection. On the other hand, if Jesus was saved by the power God, then we have God glorifying the ego which runs contrary to his will.

Jesus jumping from the temple would have placed God in a situation where he would have been tempted to break his own promise. This was indeed a cunning temptation created by the Adversary.

Fortunately, Jesus saw through this deception and refused to place the promises of God in a no win situation.

In doing this he demonstrated mastery of the ego.

Many there are who have mastered the pull of the appetites and give of their money but still have not conquered the ego.

The ego tells us how important we are and that we must take steps to let friends, associates and the world know of our specialness.

Just as Jesus was tempted to let everyone know how special he was through a great miracle the ego of the typical spiritually minded person loves to glorify itself by letting others know how wonderful he is.

Making such an attempt is called a glamour.

These glamours are often very subtle. The seeker may even project a false humility so his ego can receive praise for humility from his peers.

Many glamours clamor for attention among the religious and spiritually minded people . Here are a few out of many:

  • He lets others know that he has been saved.
  • He broadcasts to all who will listen of a special relationship he has with God or Jesus.
  • He lets others know how righteous he is or how much he contributes to the church.
  • He projects the image of having the perfect marriage or family.
  • He broadcasts his spiritual experiences
  • He broadcasts his talents, seeking praise for them.

If you are a good or talented person people will find out about it naturally, but the one who is deceived by glamour will broadcast his virtues and abilities in such a way that the ego is fed which puts a cloud between the seeker and the Spirit of truth.

The true disciple must carefully examine his life and motives and one by one eliminate all the subtle ways that he has been feeding the ego,

His glamours may even be associated with a literal, but wrong interpretation of the scriptures as Jesus was tempted to accept.

It is a very natural thing to want to feel important. The key here is to make important contributions and let them speak for themselves. That will produce the greatest satisfaction. All attempts at self-glorification backfire in the end and the ego’s attempts to broadcast them must be put in its correct place.

The problem with these glamours is that those who are deceived the most by them see them the least and will generally feel they have the ego under control. It often takes a personal revelation before they are all seen and mastered.


The Third Level

Those disciples who have mastered the appetites as well as the ego still have a great hurdle to overcome as illustrated by the third temptation:

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” Matt 4:1-11

Students do not understand what it was that supplied the real temptation to Jesus in this situation. Most figure that the obtaining of the kingdoms of the world appealed to his ego – that he was tempted to bask in the glory and praise of the world.

But, he mastered the ego in the second temptation. He who has mastered the ego would not be tempted to be a ruler like Caesar to merely satisfy a feeling of importance.

Once a disciple has mastered the appetites, the pull of matter and the ego his main goal will then be to concentrate on a labor that will be helpful for humanity to progress. What is the most frustrating thing for disciples who feel they have an important message or work to share?

The frustration is that many consider it a huge handicap that they do not have more power in the world to draw attention to their labor. Thoughts go through their minds, such as:

  • Wouldn’t it be great if I won the lottery? Then I would have the time and money to really accomplish something.
  • If I were president or an important leader then I could have the influence to cause people to see truth the way I do.
  • If I knew the right people or had friends in high places then I could really accomplish something.

The seeker who has advanced to this third level could be considered a very fine individual by regular moral standards. He has self-control, is faithful to his companions and beliefs, has overcome the ego and always has good intentions. He doesn’t want power for himself or his ego, but wants it so he can be a more powerful servant to others.

Even so, Jesus did not want to be a Caesar for the glory of the world, but as he contemplated his mission he also gave much thought as to how to go about convincing people he was the true Messiah. After all, there had been many before him who had made such claims. How was he going to succeed in convincing people when others had failed?

Just like many good seekers today want power so they can do good, this direction crossed through the mind of Jesus to the extent that he was tempted by it. And a real temptation it was because he knew he had the power of God with him and the ability to to obtain great power in the kingdoms of the world. He realized he could tread a path that would give him more power than Caesar. Then, of course, he imagined all the good things he could do with that power. With his abilities it would seem that he could manifest the kingdom of God on the earth.

The situation would be like you and me wishing we could be president and make some constructive changes, except in the case of Jesus he really had the ability to obtain great power in the world. This made his temptation much more vivid than the disciple with good intentions daydreaming about desirable circumstances.

What was the flaw that was at the root of this temptation? It was not immorality, the ego or glamour. It was something more subtle. It was caused by a trick that captivates the minds of all people now and then, called illusion.

The temptation came because the mind of Jesus considered that the most logical use of his abilities was to gain power in the world and then use that power for good.

Fortunately, after contemplating the options Jesus saw the truth behind this illusion.

He realized that a Caesar would not attract the true spiritually minded people that he would need. Secondly, he would establish a base of power that would eventually be taken over by others and corrupted. Thirdly Jesus would loose some of his focus on the power of the Spirit by pursuing earthly power.

He rejected the illusion and decided to place all his focus on the realm of Spirit and that if he did this his mission would be successful.

We as seekers of a higher way are also beset with many illusions. They are like blind spots to disciples and very difficult to see until the ego is mastered. When the ego is mastered the person will draw in additional light that is thrown upon all his thinking. Through contemplation he will unravel illusion after illusion until he can finally see truth as it is.

Two people who have overcome these three temptations will see eye to eye on all basic principles.

Is this the end of the journey then?

No. It is just the beginning of a greater one where the disciple finds there is still much more to overcome on many different levels. Remember that overcoming these three temptations was the beginning, not the end of the mission of Christ.

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Maya, Glamour and Illusion


Jan 4, 1999

Maya, Glamour and Illusion

What is the difference between glamour and illusion? What is the difference in the way that illusion and glamour keep us from the truth?

A tip or two picked up here and rightly incorporated may save as many as a half dozen lives on the way to liberation. Even saving five years of wasted time should warrant some attention. Then every once in a while a person takes the dark path and throws away approximately 1000 lifetimes and the pralaya between creations. When the Dark Brother chooses his path he does so in full awareness making a definite decision, so if you or anyone you know still has even the slightest desire to help your brother or sister then you have not committed the unpardonable sin.

We know that Hitler was greatly deceived. Was he fooled by all three deceptions, two of them or just one? Pick the deception that you think caused him the greatest problem and tell us why this is so.

As we enter into areas of new understanding we enter into the possibility of inner joy through learning which can actually verified by the soul, On the other hand, we also approach a field where there can be inner resistance and some new terms which may seem complicated at first, but later will make all things clearer.

When I started teaching here I considered the most important thing I could share with the group. The answer was easy. That is anything I could do to enhance and clarify the soul contact of others would be a valuable service. Actually presenting a teaching that may stimulate that contact is the difficult part.

The three deceptions are not that complicated. It is important, however, that you understand them well enough so you can explain them in your own words without quoting some other teaching.

The first is Maya and you must pass through this deception before you can go on to the second which is glamour. Then you must pass through glamour before you can unravel deception.

Maya is distortion caused by the pull of matter, which matter has a magnetic pull on us in a direction away from the Christ consciousness. All the carnal sins mentioned in the scriptures are associated with this first deception and the commandments given to us (the Ten Commandments, for instance) through prophets are for the purpose of giving us the discipline over Maya so we can center our consciousness on the next step.

The most important function of the churches of the world is to teach infant seekers the discipline to control their physical impulses so they are directed toward an intelligent end.

Now the churches a are not very intelligent teachers because their ministers only have a vague idea of the true course they are supposed to be presenting, but the wise student will also learn directly from the scriptures where the church directs their attention. Thus the good students learn their lessons and eventually graduate despite the clumsy teachers

Those who overcome Maya have basically learned to direct their physical impulses and appetites toward a constructive and harmless end. Among other things they learn the correct use of sexual energy, diet, taking good care of the body and the management of some stress.


The second obstacle: Glamour. Glamour could be defined as an emotional energy used by the ego to inflate a feeling of self-importance we have about a thought process or activity we are engaged in.

Let us say, for instance, that we as members of this group started feeling an inflated importance merely because we are fortunate enough to be here. Maybe we discuss philosophy with outsiders or new members and we automatically feel superior because of our special knowledge. This is a glamour and I am happy to say that if the group is displaying any glamour as of late it is the “glamour of being on the lowest rung of the ladder.”

Your postings remind me of a parable of Jesus:

And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 14:7-11

It sounds like most of you deserve to be exalted for your humility.

Keep vigilant though there is the glamour of false humility, but I do not detect that among you.

The third deception is illusion and is the most difficult to grasp because only more advanced humanity are even able to reach this deception and have power to analyze it and destroy it. Much that has been pinpointed by the group as an illusion is really a glamour. An illusion is an incorrect idea or premise at the foundation of a belief system and can trap some very intelligent people.

An illusion held by fundamentalists Christians is that God made the earth in six days and the age of the earth is around 6000 years. If you go to their web pages you will see some extremely intelligent reasoning beginning with and using this premise. They even have an interesting explanation as to how light from galaxies 13 billion light years away got here in less than six thousand years. This illusion they are in colors every piece of science that is presented to them so they cannot see the truth of many things in certain areas.

Take them away from their illusion and place them in a situation non-religious or non scientific like business and they do just as well as the next guy. This is because their illusion does not usually carry over to business and here they allow themselves to use common sense.

The average Creationist is attracted to their illusion because of glamour which sustains the mark of the Beast. To unravel this illusion they must dispel the fog of glamour and eventually see the illusion which is the foundation of their problem.


To believe only in the Brotherhood of Light and not the Dark Brothers is to believe you can clap with one hand.

Just as the appearance of Christ, Buddha and other teachers is evidence of a Brotherhood of Light so too is the appearance of Hitler, Stalin and Nero evidence of the Dark ones.

Dark Brothers have definitely appeared in history and when they have died they did not go into extinction. They went unto their own place with their own kind and continue to work on the side of selfishness.

It is dangerous to think we can stay positive by avoiding discussions about negative energies and people. He who denies the existence of a truth on the negative side creates a vacuum that draws the darkness unto him. Darkness is always dispelled by shining light upon it. When we discuss the Dark Brothers in the light of day and shine the light of truth upon them we destroy their power.

If one overcomes Maya that does not mean he ceases to enjoy good food, sex and rock and roll. But it does mean that he is the master of this energy and the energy is not the master of him.

If there were some purpose to abstain from sex for three years, fast for a week or change diet for then one who has overcome Maya could do this. If there is no reason to abstain then he would be privileged to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh as much as the next guy as long as the principle of harmlessness is followed.

A person may have basically overcome Maya on one life and then slip back into its trap in another. Cigarettes are an example of one of the most powerful forces of Maya. If you can quit smoking after having the habit for years the rest of Maya should be downhill for you.

The solving of illusion holds the key to placing Maya and glamour in their right place and not the other way around.

It is true that Hitler manipulated the forces of Maya and glamour to further his purposes, but that does not mean he was deceived by them.

Hitler was a strict vegetarian, did not smoke, and believed in sexual purity, solid family relationships. He was a master of Maya as well as mayhem.

It is true he had a great temper and strong solar plexus activity, but so too do the advanced brothers of light have powerful forces to deal with in all the lower centers. Thus this is not a sign that Hitler had glamours.

His followers had tremendous glamour and Hitler consciously manipulated glamour among his people, but many of the glamours that affect the regular guy had little pull on him.

That leaves one deception left illusion. What illusion caused Hitler to fight against the Jews? What illusion caused him to start the War?

I will say this. Hitler’s self-deception was founded in the various philosophies which he adopted. Some were from the Bible, some were directly revealed from the Dark Brothers, some from esoteric writings, some from Nietzche and some from his own reflection.

Hitler did not hate the Jews on a personal level so much as he intellectually concluded that the Jewish race as a whole was evil and the earth would be much better off without them. To him it was like killing a cancer to save the body.

Some of the Aryan Nations groups have a philosophy toward the Jews very similar to Hitler’s and even think of him as a hero right up there with Jesus.

They believe that the deadly wound of the Beast that was healed when Hitler made war on the Jews and lost.

All this is great illusion, but illusion is logical to those caught in it and the only way to expose it is to understand it.

Again I ask -what Philosophy could Hitler possibly have had that would have made him think the Jews were the Satan of the World?

Hint: Revelations 3:9

Some may question the use of Hitler as an example of illusion but Hitler is a great example of a dangerous illusion. A good illusion is more dangerous than glamour for the masses never understand it.

A reader asked, “What good does it do us on this list to expose the illusion Hitler was under? In what way are we going to be better for understanding Hitler’s illusion?”

Answer: To my knowledge the principle of illusion has never been explained so average seekers can understand it, yet it is the final block to full soul contact. If I can lead just one person to greater contact then that produces a tremendous benefit because each person who reaches this level influences many people for good.

“Are there other examples not quite as outrageous as Hitler that we might be able to understand just as well?”

Answer: The advantage of using Hitler is that all in the group are somewhat familiar with him and we all agree he was a bad guy who was deceived. If I were to use either Bill Clinton or Newt Gingrich as an example of illusion then I would get half the list irritated at me and many would close their minds. The problem is that any illusion we unravel will strike a nerve in about half the people so it is best to use an example that we all at least agree to be against.

To find an example of illusion that creates great harm to illustrate its dangers and identify its reality you have to pick on a person of fairly high evolution who furthered the cause of the left hand path and there are not many who are well known that we can choose from. Someone like Jimmy Swaggart, for example, was deceived mostly by glamour and would not be a good example. Many who you may think to be examples of illusion are merely examples of Maya and glamour.

“Where is all this leading us to?”

This is leading to an understanding what glamour and illusion are and the difference between the two so the seekers can begin to unravel the deception in their own lives and open the door to greater inflow of soul energy and receive greater understanding. This is crucial to our totally eliminating the mark of the Beast in our lives.

I was asked about soulless people.

I believe that what some of you are calling soulless people are in two categories:

(1) Those who have rejected the soul and thus receive little or no spiritual energy in their lives. These people are usually of the very selfish type.

(2) Those who have taken too many drugs, have a great illness or accident and thus the soul energy withdraws a large portion of consciousness. The person’s soul still exists, but the higher self has withdrawn to its own plane.

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Finding the Real, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 49 in the series JJ Lectures

I remember before I was married, when I was a young guy going to college, I came across this girl that I fell head over heels for and I really wanted her to be the one. As we seemed to get closer – one day a very strong spiritual feeling just hit me that I was not supposed to marry her. It was very strong and it was there and then it was gone and I thought well this is a heck of a feeling because I really like her. So I tried to put that out of mind because I really wanted it to be true that she would eventually be my wife and as I wanted it to be true.

As I continued dating her I thought well maybe it was just my imagination and then it hit me for the second time. I thought, darn, and then I put that idea in the back of mind again and I started feeling warmer and warmer towards her and I thought maybe that was an anomaly and maybe this feeling that I have right now is it, and then it happened a third time. I still was trying to ignore it because I wanted it to be true that she was the one for me.

Then I had a date with her and she had a real somber look on her face and said, “Do you know what happened to me?” She said, “I prayed last night to God and asked if you were the one for me and He said that you were not.”

Audience: Laughing!

JJ: It didn’t work when God tried to tell me so He had to tell her! Laughing!

Audience; Laughing!

JJ: I said to her that I guess you were right because I was getting the same message and I have just been trying to ignore it because I did not want it to be true. But one thing I did discover was it was probably important that I not marry her because somebody was trying to tell me and I was not listening and she listened more than I did at the time. In hindsight she was totally wrong for me to marry her at the time. I learned an important lesson that the truth is often not what you want. It was reinforced to me over the next 5 to 6 years where I had some very painful experiences that were much more painful to me than that was. Drilling into my heart and the soul that the truth is often not what I want but when the truth is revealed and I finally accept it, it will produce much more joy than I ever dreamed of.

So the important lesson is this, never be afraid of what is true because the truth will set you free, as Jesus said, and when the truth sets you free you are free indeed. You are free to pursue the true path to reality, because until the truth sets us free we are on a path of illusion we are just the dreamer in the dream that cannot wake up from the dream. But when the truth sets us free then we are awakened and it is interesting when truth sinks into people it is often associated with the word awakening. It’s like when people say, I awoke to what was real or she woke me up with what she said or something like this.

The first step is to overcome our attachment to what we believe. The way I look at things now is I am happy with what I believe but if I find out that everything is not correct and I have got a lot of things upside down because I have learned my lessons I may have a tough time, but if I accept the new truth I will have peace. If you embrace truth and reality as it is, that is going to increase your consciousness and increase to joy and happiness. There is nothing to fear.

I was thinking what truth could I find out that would make me unhappy and about the only truth I can think of that would make me unhappy is if we died and that was the end. (Actually if this were the truth we’d never know about it.) That would not make me a happy camper. Fortunately that is not the case, we are eternal beings and continue to exist in one form or another for all eternity. This is a great belief to have.

I have had so many belief systems shattered in my life that any more would just be kind of fun now. The first few times my belief system was shattered were quite painful, I remember when I was a good Mormon when I was young and I was looking into the future and wondering what I would be like 20 years from now, what would be the most devastating thing for me to see, and I thought well the most devastating thing for me at the time was if was not a good Mormon anymore.

Audience: Laughing!

JJ: So here I am, I do not go to any church and I would go to one if I thought they could teach you anything. So I am now what I thought was the worst thing that I could possibly be when I was a young man in my twenties and thank God that image was shattered and I have accepted a different belief system now.

So the first step to embracing truth is overcoming desire and the second step is self-examination. Overcoming desire is a really tough one and what this takes is some very painful experiences and this is what it took for me. It is very painful when you are attached to truth and it is replaced with another truth and sometimes when this happens to people they are devastated for the rest of their lives. Like for instance when some people go through a divorce they pine over that person for the rest of their life and they are never happy one more day. Or perhaps they lose that job or they discover something that is true and they thought it was true. When something that they are attached to shatters it sometimes will cripple a person for their entire life. Other people accept it and move on to greater things and have more pain and accept it and then move and then eventually you will reach a point where nothing will bring you pain anymore.

You may have your belief system completely shattered and then you think well this just means that it is going to be replaced by something better so you are not in a state of pain anymore. If your wife leaves you then you just think well I am just going to find someone better. (JJ looks toward his wife, Artie) Now don’t leave me dear, I do not want to find anybody better.

Audience: Laughing! Nice recovery!

JJ: So we go through this process of having pain and it gets a little less each time truth is discovered and once we get to the point where the pain of attachment does not bother us so much then we go through self examination. We have to examine ourselves and our lives and ask why do we think the way we do. So we are going through the problem of glamour and attachment and once we work through the pain involved in solving these things – we move on to illusion and illusion is solved by self-examination.

Socrates said, “A life unexamined is not worth living.” There is basically some truth to this statement and it may not be exactly true but as I said there is some truth in that statement. We need to examine our lives to find out why we believe what we believe. When we do this eventually we come to what I call our core of beliefs. We have certain core beliefs that we have carried with us since we were young and many of these core beliefs we have carried with us for a number of lifetimes. When you die you take your basic belief structure with you into the next life. If you believe a certain thing strongly at death the tendency to that belief will carry with you over into the next life. Finding your core beliefs is very difficult because some of it can be traced to this life but some of it is even before this life. To find it takes a lot of self-examination of the most basic beliefs and then they need to be examined with logic, wisdom and the intuition.


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Inspirational, Spiritual and Metaphysical Quotes

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1  The true glory of accomplishment is in initiation, not imitation.

2  When a better way is initiated, the dumbest thing to do is not follow.

3  Look within. Feel the Christ Center in the core of being speak the words ever so softly:  “If you do not act who will? And if you do not participate in the role you feel gently pushed towards, perhaps the part will not be taken and the curtain will not raise on the grand play of the ages. Perhaps the responsibility of the future rests upon your shoulders…  Perhaps.”

4  The power of initiation is neither good nor evil but is a little like money and can be used for either.

5  An initiation is an area in your life that you will be a master over. In first initiation you prove that you’re a master over physical things. The second initiation shows you are a master over your emotions and glamour. In the third one you become a master over the world of the mind and illusion. There are seven altogether.

6  All who pass the milestones of initiation as taught by the Masters are initiates who initiate.

7  As one passes from a lower initiation to a higher his power to initiate becomes stronger with more wide ranging effects.

8  As one passes from the first to the second initiation the disciple will increase his power to initiate from the purely physical to the emotional, and gain the power to initiate the stirring of people’s hearts and ideals.

9  One of the principles that I am to stress in my writings and teachings is the concept of initiation and what it means to initiate.

10  The power of initiation brings the power of joy in service.

11  Would you like a calling to some great and glorious work? Then imagine a great and glorious work and call yourself to it, and God will honor that call if your heart is pure.

12  There is no need for so many aspirants to feel like they are being left out of some loop. If they want a great calling all he has to do is call himself and then do the work.

13  Not only does fasting help you physically, but it makes you more sensitive spiritually and aids in the control necessary to pass the first initiations.

14  If you think you have a higher truth than is presented here you need to prove your power as an initiate and start your own class and teach to your heart’s content. If you indeed have a higher vision and understanding you will attract many followers.

15  There would be nothing more embarrassing than to think of oneself as a great avatar only to learn that the first initiation has not yet been taken.

16  The paramount principle of the Molecular Relationship is that it encourages initiation.

17  There is more opportunity to go around than there are initiates to take advantage of them.

18  A giant step in advancing toward initiate status ourselves comes not through ignoring the polarities, but in discerning them.

19  To choose between the two paths one must first see the two paths, and one cannot see the two paths until he approaches the third initiation.

20  As one approaches the third initiation, the veil of illusion becomes lifted to the extent that the choice between the two paths becomes visible. Finally, the great choice becomes possible.

21  The truth is that the initiates of most major religions, organizations and groups are working for the cause of Light.

22  There will be many in the future age who will wish they could have been back here with us to help initiate a work with so great a cause and purpose.

23  The coming of Christ will be prepared by those who take unto themselves the power to decide, and then initiate that decision into the real world.

24  These ideas may seem simple to student of metaphysics, but it takes a powerful initiate to introduce them in an acceptable way to common humanity.

25  The initiation of the dominating good had to take place beyond time, space and form, and it is useless for us to even try to speculate about it.

26  Most who are disruptive are not initiates and most disruption has nothing to do with initiation.

27  Because of the astral level of most supposed spiritual organizations, most true initiates avoid them.

28  The majority of initiates will be found working in what is generally considered non-spiritual endeavors ranging from politics, to science, to business, to education, to creative endeavors.

29  It is much easier to look at dead initiates and honor them. It is much more difficult to comprehend living initiates.

30  When we speak of initiates in a generic way we often see them as saintly, but when we meet a real live one we are likely to become infuriated by them.

31  Only by being humble and realizing one is on the first step can the seeker take the first step.

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Soul Contact

1  [The] inner self, through the medium of the Soul, contacts and registers the Holy Spirit, which is capable of verifying all true principles. In short, this process is called “soul contact.”

2  Soul contact is THE most important thing for us all to learn for only by learning the principle can we all become as one mind yet retain our complete freewill.

3  If you are not sure you have received full soul contact, it means you have not; because when you do, you recognize it and know what has happened.

4  The only way to know if another has achieved soul contact is to achieve it yourself. One person who has received this contact can recognize another who has received it.

5  When any degree of soul contact is reached and you receive direction from the soul, keep following that instruction until more is given. If you do not, you may be cut off for a long period and wind up on an illusionary path. Always follow the highest you can perceive.

6  One with soul contact can find more truth in the National Enquirer than one who is in illusion can find in the Bible.

7  When we talk about soul contact, we are talking about putting our attention and consciousness on this still point within that tells Spirit, what matter is doing, and matter, what Spirit is doing.

8  How do you know you have contacted the soul? Until one makes that contact he will not know, but will assume high emotional feelings or a peaceful state is the contact.

9  Soul contact has little to do with facts, except in important circumstances, but it has much to do with principles.

10  The person who achieves permanent soul contact will be polarized on the plane of the mind yet have communion at will with the next plane up, the Buddhic plane of soul (or Christ) consciousness.

11  When one has established firm soul contact it becomes almost impossible to take offense and if offense is given it is generally by accident or because the other party is offended at simple truth.

12  There is no faster way to achieve soul contact than through the offering of a humble prayer.

13  Here is the basic problem for many self-declared spiritual people. The highest they have felt is high emotional energy and they may associate this with the spirit or voice of God. Often such an occurrence is not a direct soul contact, but a reflection of soul.

14  There is one extremely important qualification one must meet to obtain real soul contact. He must become as a little child and approach the spiritual quest with the idea that he may indeed be a child in learning and he has not found the highest possible contact.

15  The soul is strongly associated with truth and has the capacity to recognize all true principles; therefore, a search or quest for the truth is a quest for soul contact.

16  There can be no soul contact unless the person seeks truth and values truth once it is discovered.

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

18  Teachings are always necessary in this physical existence because the soul itself does not teach, but verifies. If there is nothing to verify then the purpose of soul contact on this plane has little purpose.

19  The “I found it” delusion is the greatest obstacle there is to soul contact.

20  One cannot achieve soul contact without seeking and one will not seek if he feels there is nothing to seek. This is the biggest barrier to higher contact for the above average people of the world. Their ego has convinced them that there is no need. Their ego becomes their God and why seek that which is higher than God?

21  The illusions that keep us from soul contact are so subtle that the only way one in the soul can recognize another in the soul is through the soul.

22  In the quest for soul contact one should seek that which seems to be true from all possible sources. Then when the seeker runs them by the soul, verification of that which is true can be sensed after contact has been made.

23  The most important thing we can do is to attain soul contact for ourselves and when this is achieved the true teacher can be recognized by a soul to soul knowing or gnosis. On the other hand, the false teacher will produce a negative knowing; he who has soul contact can receive verification from within concerning darkness as well as light.

24  If soul contact on a subject is not received then one should follow the highest he can perceive and process, and be true to the highest within him.

25  Even one who has achieved soul contact can fall away from it so the use of common sense is a factor that guides us toward the truth and keeps all of us in alignment.

26  A person has to reach a degree of soul contact before there can be communication between the past and the future. When this happens the Will of God is followed and no change in that Will takes place.

27  When we develop soul contact we open the door to contacting our Solar Angels as well as the Masters and Christ and up and beyond — the doors open to all these communications.

28  Everyone gets impressions and various thoughts coming into their mind. Obviously they cannot all be from soul contact.

29  Then there are those who believe they have soul contact, but in reality have astral contact, not realizing that astral trust veils the soul.

30  How do we tell the difference then between an impression from our lower selves and the voice of the soul? There is a distinct difference. At first that difference is difficult to sense. Then the realization comes that this inner voice is different from your own thoughts and feelings. You begin to pay attention to it and you gain a sense of its origin. As you pay attention the communications become more frequent, and your inner hearing becomes more acute and reliable. Then the realization comes that you are receiving higher impressions from God, the Spirit, the Higher Self – definitely a higher intelligence than you are on your own.

31  Blind agreement does not bring soul contact, but being as agreeable as possible certainly helps.

32  Meditation does not necessarily bring soul contact. There are those who meditate all their lives and never achieve it.

33  I believe one item overlooked by the Scientologists is that high spiritual contact releases us from most of the negative influences of words, or engrams as they call them. Established soul contact produces an instant “clear”.

34  The voice of the soul has to penetrate through numerous layers of resistance and darkness before it registers on the brain.

35  Soul contact opens a door that must be swung ajar before any higher contact can be made.

36  In the end, soul contact is much more than theory; it is the end of theory and the beginning of real usefulness on this planet.

37  Soul contact is important because the soul will never give us more change than we can handle, but the personality wants the ultimate achievement right now.

38  Only when soul contact has actually been made will one be able to discern the difference between the astral within and the soul within.

39  The combination of desire, will, and pure intention, creates a point of tension that opens the door of the soul.

40  Only when soul contact has actually been made will one be able to discern the difference between the astral within and the soul within.

41  In a way we all have soul contact, but are not all conscious of it. If we are not conscious of soul then we tend to ignore its voice and direction.

42  If one is not sensitive to the inner voice he must look at patterns in his life and look for clues in the lessons being taught. A big shortcut comes with soul contact for then the seeker can listen to the inner voice and receive a direct answer.

43  So how can one without psychic vision break free and contact the soul? The answer is he cannot if he continues to be polarized in the astral or emotional body.

44  It is indeed true that the numbers of distractions to soul contact are legion.

45  Many seekers have areas of their belief system that is blocked by illusion or glamour of some kind and then have other areas where they are open. In the areas where they are open they can receive soul contact, but then in areas where they are closed no such contact will be forthcoming. Instead, contact will be made with a thoughtform which will substitute for the soul.

46  We find what we are looking for we must look in the right direction, the direction of soul contact, the direction of pure Spirit, not of the familiar spirit.

47  Ideally we can unite through soul contact, but this may be too emotional of an issue for the group to approach the soul without prejudice. The next best thing to unite two or more people is the understanding of principles. When two or more see the principle behind a concept then group soul contact becomes possible.

48  Groups with ideologies do project a cohesive energy, but this is far removed from soul contact as I have taught it.

49  As a general rule the soul only directly sends a message that is for the good of the whole.

50  The basic principle behind lies and broken promises that interferes with soul contact is deceit.

51  Many people without soul contact have been taught about this path and what it will be like. Some concentrate so much on it that they have dreams, visions, strong feelings and imaginings of what will be found upon the path.

52  The person who receives higher intelligence must do so through the soul whether it comes from his Higher Self or a Master.

53  For those who have discovered soul contact and beyond the greatest compassion they can show is to share the principles that bring it.

54  When a point of truth is revealed through your soul it is impossible to deny to yourself unless you risk taking the Dark Path.

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