Finding the Real, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 49 in the series JJ Lectures

The problem we have after we straighten out our root beliefs is we do not see all of reality. Reality, we could say, is a great picture composed of many pieces like a big giant jig saw puzzle. But to see even one piece correctly we have to overcome attachment to desire first and then we can see the piece that is right in front of us but that is only one out many pieces and then we can see another piece and then another piece. So lets say that Jason here has dispelled glamour and illusion and he is able to see a few pieces.

Does that mean he knows everything? No he can’t see all the pieces yet. Eventually he will see enough pieces to see a picture and that picture gives him an idea of what the purpose and plan of God is for all of us. When he sees it, it will be a very exciting thing for him and he will be so much more thrilled than he would have with an illusionary vision.

If I could leave you with anything today it would be this; to look for our foundation beliefs and not to look for truth in what you want but look for it in what reality really is and reality is just a little different than we think it is. Consider this, have you ever thought about the fact that we never live in the present moment?

We do not because it takes you 1/64 of a second to register with your vision that I am even right here in front of you. So you are always 1/64 of a second behind seeing me! You never see me in the current time and you are always looking into the past 1/64 of a second. Then it takes you one second to register a bit of information about what you see in your consciousness and that is why the smallest unit of measurement that is normally used is a second – because it takes about a second to register information in your consciousness.

It takes a 64th of a second to see it. So you are behind a 64th of second in seeing me and you are behind a second in registering what you see. So we are always in the past and we never see the present. If we could see the true present what would we really see and if we could stop time and see what was really there what would we see? It may be fascinating to contemplate this.

Artie: I was wondering if the root cause of schizophrenia is the ability to see reality as it really is and so your mind splits and becomes insane.

JJ: Very interesting question, you just never know. Perhaps they have conflicting images in their mind and it drives them crazy. Is everybody here determined to go and find what is real?

Audience: We are sure going to make an honest effort.

Audience: Is there a correlation in initiation in whether you are in glamour or illusion and whether you are learning to overcome one or the other?

JJ: The first initiation is called having the birth of Christ in your heart, which is where you feel a sense that you want to aspire to find out who and what God is and what your purpose is in relation to God and you are sincerely on this path. Many religious and new age people who consider themselves spiritual have achieved the first initiation, the second initiation is where you master desire and this is very difficult to attain and not many have done this. The third initiation is overcoming and mastery of illusion. This was typified when Christ went on the mount with the disciples and his body was lighted up like the sun and He was visited by Elijah and Moses and with Paul it was on the road to Damascus and he saw this great light.

Paul is a good example because he was persecuting the Christians not because he was a bad guy. His desires were good and he wanted to serve God but he thought the best thing he could do was to kill the Christians to get rid of this threat to his belief system. Now because he had wrong core beliefs it led him to the sincere calculation that the Christians were evil and the best thing do if you have a cancer is to get rid of it. That was the logic he was going by.

Now his enlightenment did not happen instantly and apparently all this time that he was persecuting the Jews he had this benign reasoning in the background that was revealing his wrong beliefs. So, for a period of time, he had wrong core beliefs competing against truth that was distilled on his mind. Finally, on the road to Damascus the truth of his error prevailed in his mind and he was struck by this light. When the truth dawned on him – that is when he saw the vision and it was so intense that it blinded him for several days. So that was his third initiation and after that his illusion was dispelled and he began to see things the way they really were.

Blaine: Can you elaborate on the characteristics of the second initiation?

JJ: The second initiation is where you control emotion rather emotion controlling you, now some people who have studied this think that the second initiation is like Spock who has or shows no emotion but this is not true. As a person progresses his chakras which release feeling becomes more intense so you will find that the more evolved people are often more emotionally intense passionate people. It is not that they do not have feelings; it is that they control their emotions.

You will find that initiates are passionate and intense people, but when insulted they will rarely lash out or attack on an emotional level. They will try and respond like Christ, and He responded very kindly except on one occasion. It is like Solomon said there is a time and purpose for everything. There is a time to go to war, there is a time not to go to war, there is a time to love and a time to hate and there is a time for everything under heaven and that is true for even Jesus. In one instance he lashed out and that was when he was at the temple and accosted the money lenders.

What is interesting about Jesus in the temple is that it illustrates that He controlled his passion rather than his passion controlling Him. He went in the temple and felt outraged at the moneylenders and thought that something needs be done. Now if He had been controlled by His emotions than He would have reacted instantly without thinking but He did not do that. Can anyone tell me what He did do?

Audience: rope

JJ: Right He thought about it and went outside and got some ingredients for a rope and He made a rope and it does not say how long it took him to make the rope, it may have taken Him a couple days or several hours but He actually went out and made a rope. Now had his passions been in control He would have lashed out on the spot and they probably would have killed Him and we would have had no more Jesus.

Instead, He thought it through of how to accomplish this thing and He went out and made Him Self a rope and He went in with that rope and started turning over the tables and he whipped them. What happened was that the common people thought He was doing a good thing and they came to His defense and protected Him. So thinking the situation through saved His life and taught the people in the temple a lesson.

It would be kind of funny if a guy went into one of the Churches or temples here and did the same thing. He would probably be jailed as a madman but that was the time and place for Jesus to exercise His strong passion. But even at this the scriptures tell us that He did not react impulsively and that He thought it through as to how to release his passion in a way that He could get His message across. This is what the second degree initiate does; he masters his passions and emotions and keeps them under control, he does not deny them and this where there is a lot of illusion about the second initiation. Many people think that a second degree initiate is always calm and shows no emotion and that is not the case but he will always be under control.

If he feels like kicking down a door because he is angry he will look at it and say well how expensive is that door? The guy who is not the second degree initiate will not think about how expensive the door is and just kick it down because he is impulsive. But the initiate will think I feel like kicking down that door but it is too expensive so I will go outside and kick a can or something like that. He unleashes his passion according to his mental calculations as to the least harmless way to go about it.

Reminds of me one time when I about sixteen, I made this ping pong table out of some scrap lumber. Nobody in the neighborhood had a ping pong table and this thing must have weighed about 150-200lbs. It was really heavy. So me and my friends were playing on it and my little sister came up and challenged me to a game and she had never beaten me before. So we started playing and the score was 13 to 20 in my favor and we played the next round and she scored 14 to 20 and the next 15 to 20 and the next round 16 to 20 and I thought wow this goes against all reason and logic. She is not as good as me but she won the next couple rounds which took the score to 18 to 20 and then 19 to 20 and then 20 to 20 and I thought, it is one chance in a billion she would be able to beat me and then she wound up making the next score and beating me. When she beat me I was just enraged and so I looked at that ping pong table and I thought, I made this table so I can do whatever I want to do with this thing and I picked it up and it felt light as a feather. I then threw it against a tree and it smashed all to pieces. It was amazing, it was like I had super strength since I was full of rage.

Now every family reunion we go to my little sister loves to tell that story to everyone. If would have been someone elses ping-pong table I would not have hurt it but because it was mine and I knew it would make me feel really good I went ahead and decided to destroy it. Laughing!

Audience: Laughing!

JJ: I am kind of glad I destroyed it because it made such a great story that goes around my family. My sister insists on telling it every year. And with that story I would thank everyone for his or her time it is appreciated.


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Finding the Real, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 49 in the series JJ Lectures

What is the difference between intuition and instinct?

An instinct is like a built in computer program in us. Animals have this – when we look at an animal sometimes and we think boy this animal is pretty smart he knows how to do all this stuff. It is not because the animal consciously knows it all but he has a built in computer program and they are not consciously aware of why they do what they do but it is instinct. It is like when you operate a program on your computer, you do not know how the letter appears on your screen when you type; it just does. This is the way an animal with instinct functions. The savage races are also very close to their instinct, and they are very close to their program. You here the stories of them listening to the earth and they can hear the animals and different things like this. They have these instincts that they are very close to. But intuition is higher than instinct and often people that are developing their intuition are not very good with their instincts because as you shift your attention from one level to another the lower level goes below what we call the threshold of consciousness.

As we progress we develop instincts and then we develop psychic abilities and then we develop intuition and this is why not everybody has all the same gifts because as you progress to a another gift you have to let the other gift sink below the threshold of your consciousness. For instance, lets say you develop physic abilities and then you say that you want to develop your mind.

When you do this you will loose your physic abilities but they are not really lost they are just buried below the threshold consciousness where they can be retrieved when you put your attention back on them. When you have to develop logic and reasoning you may let your physic abilities go below the threshold of consciousness, but they are still there because you have developed them in the past and can be retrieved by putting your attention back on to them.

All of us in this room have all kinds of abilities that are below the threshold of our consciousness but in this life we are all working on new abilities and in developing these new abilities we allow many of our old abilities to sink below the threshold of consciousness, but these abilities can be retrieved at any time that is important. So it is interesting to contemplate what abilities you may have that are below the threshold of consciousness that you have already learned.

These can be retrieved and when you have gone through the cycle of life and you are approaching near to your last life you will retrieve a lot of the things that were below the threshold of consciousness and this is what Christ did, He brought forth all the things that were below the threshold of consciousness into His consciousness and that is why He appeared as a God man upon the earth because He accessed all his past lessons that he had learned in His long past. A key to developing this ability is self-examination; we must examine ourselves and find out why we believe what we do believe and what is the key behind it.

The final key to putting our selves in a frame of mind where we can accept all truth is to overcome illusion and this we must do by self-examination. What do we mean by illusion?

Audience: Something that is not true?

JJ: Yes illusion is something that is certainly not true. We are trapped into things that are not true by our feelings but that is not illusion – we call that glamour. Glamour is something where we have an emotional pull that pulls us away from what is true. Illusion is something different, illusion is where you are tricked into believing something false. With your feelings you are not really tricked but because of emotional attachment you swallow falsehood, hook, line and sinker.

With illusion, the false belief may even go contrary to our feelings. In an illusion you may have the delusion that you are supposed to something wild and crazy. You may not want to do that wild and crazy thing but you are tricked into thinking it is right to do this wild and crazy thing.

For instance lets take the greatest most destructive illusion of all time, which was Nazism under Hitler. Hitler was not deceived so much by his desires as much as he was tricked by philosophy into thinking that the Jews were evil. He thought the Jews were devils incarnate and subhuman individuals. He was tricked into this by the different philosophies that he read and it was not that he wanted the Jews to be bad because he had a number of Jewish friends that he kind of liked but he put all that aside because he was tricked into wrong thinking about the Jews and this is what made him so dangerous.

So an illusion can be more dangerous than falling for something that is wrong because we desire it. A person can sincerely be tricked under illusion into believing something and when a person sincerely believes something and is honest with himself and by all his logic and reason it seems to be true then he will pursue it more aggressively than if it is just a desire alone. So if a person really believes that something is right because he is tricked by his belief system it is a very dangerous thing.

As a matter of fact it is only the more intelligent people that are tricked with illusion. The average person does not even contemplate illusion and he goes just by his desires. But then as a person evolves in intelligence he gets smarter and uses logic and reason and comes up with things that are wrong. The old metaphysical truism says, “The mind slays the real.” This is caused by illusion and illusion happens because of wrong foundational beliefs.

One such wrong foundational belief that is popular with the religious world is that man is born in sin, if you believe that man is basically evil and sinful at the core then you are going to look at people through certain filters and it is going to influence every conclusion that you come to. If you are tricked into believing that the world is only 6,000 years old then every conclusion you come to will verify that the earth is 6,000 years old. It is interesting that some very intelligent people in the Christian religion come up with some very interesting things to explain why the earth is only 6,000 years old or some believe as much as 10,000 depending on how they interpret the Bible literally and you ask them questions like how about the speed of light, we have galaxies billions of light years away from the earth and if it takes billions of light years for the light to reach us then how is the earth and universe only 6,000 years old?

Audience: Laughter

JJ: And you know what their answer is? They say well the speed of light is slowing down and when the universe was first created light was going really, really fast and back when they first measured the speed of light is was slower. Well when they first measured the speed of light they were not as accurate as they can measure it today and since we have been measuring it accurately it has not changed.

The point is that they find what they are looking for and some very intelligent thinkers come up with some strange conclusions to explain why a galaxy can be ten billion light years from earth yet its light reaches the earth in only 6,000 years. There are some very convoluted explanations as why that would be. So what each of us needs to do is to go back to our foundational beliefs and ask your self, is this foundational belief logical and is it reasonable?

We start with what we know we believe because we often hide from our foundation beliefs. We hide them from our selves and often we do not know what they are. We can’t find out what they are until we go to our branch beliefs. Each belief is like a branch and then it sprouts another belief. We have to find things that we know that we believe and then say where did this come from and then we go to a larger branch belief and then we go to the trunk belief and then eventually we will get to the root and when we get to the root we can work it out and nourish the root correctly so that all the illusions in our life disappear. Then we will start seeing reality as it is.


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1.  “If you feel forced by another’s viewpoint it is probably because there is some truth in it trying to force its way out.”

2.  “I know it’s fun to talk about theory and ideas that we can never prove true or false in this physical reality, but the time comes in the lives of all seekers where practical work and progress must be made. Such work must be demonstrated in the eyes of all, believers and non-believers.”

3.  “The idea of God or a Master appearing just to answer all your questions is a hypothetical thing that does not happen in the real world.”

4.  “Realism brings the seeker closer to the truth and spirit, not the other way around.”

5.  “The true realist looks beyond his bias.”

6.  “When two of us look upon the outside world with the same instruments of perception we see two different realities because the present is filtered through the memory of the past.”

7.  “Unless we face reality and have truth in our words true peace, love and harmony can never be approached.”

8.  “If you lose your brakes going down a steep incline, it does little good to tell yourself, “this is not the true reality.” It is a true reality that you are in the experience and if you do not make the best of it you will suffer loss.”

9.  “In this reality we are in, there is indeed success and failure.”

10.  “There is no opposite in reality to the dominating good.”

11.  “When someone says to me something like, “You can prove anything from the Bible” I give them something to prove and they cannot do it.”

12.  “Many there are who have their brains filled with wonderful teachings and theory, but if they cannot be applied in the real world they remain just that – unapplied untested dreams of wonder.”

13.  “We either create our own reality or allow someone else to do it for us.”

14.  “Within our ring-pass-not we have power to create our own reality.”

15.  “There are levels of reality and each level up brings us closer to the real. Just as there was a more real world above the dream state in the [movie] “The Matrix;” even so is there a higher reality above the state we are in now and that reality is more real than the present one.”

16.  “A third state [of reality we can be conscious of] is Soul Consciousness that we can enter through meditation or after death.”

17.  “Our reality is a part of this greater reality [Soul Consciousness] but does not encompass it, but Soul Consciousness encompasses our reality.”

18.  “In this higher reality [Soul Consciousness] we see a universe so real that it seems that we have arrived at the ultimate for we realize that it is much more real than our physical world.”

19.  “Reality can exist in light or dark in the seen or unseen.”

20.  “A great problem occurs in seekers when they want to live or dwell in the greater reality before they have mastered this one. We are here to master where we are now, not where we are not.”

21.  “We live in a reality where separation exists, even though we are parts of the one body. Some step out of the influence of the body for a time.”

22.  “One merely must ask himself how he creates reality.”

23.  “While it is true that there are complexities to time and space (of which I have written much) we must not ignore the reality which is right in front of us.”

24.  “To deny there is such a thing as a mistake is to deny the reality in which we live.”

25.  “There are many realities, and in [the] Ultimate Reality God is One, and you and I are only unmaterialized possibilities.”

26.  “We are in this reality and we must deal with it by the rules of the game we discover along the way.”

27.  “It is true that in some great ultimate reality everything is One, but if we dwelt in that reality now then you and I would not even exist as entities. Have we arrived at the consciousness to accept such a thing? I have not and I know of no one who has.”

28.  “It is important that we deal with the reality in which we exist for this is what we must do to take our next step.”

29.  “Many read teachings about some ultimate reality that is beyond cause and effect and they immediately assume that this is the next step for them.”

30.  “In Babylon the true reality is always hidden.”

31.  “In the true reality, there is neither male nor female, light and dark, hot and cold, but only the foundation God who reflected himself to infinity and caused these reflections to vibrate to create the appearance of real physical worlds of form.”

32.  “It is much more logical to go with the evidence rather than a view from an alternate reality that you cannot even experience.”

33.  “In the real world you need a certain amount of attachment to outcome or one would get nothing done.”

34.  “I know a lot of seekers hate the word absolute, but this word does seem to be accurate when looking at what is, for it cannot be changed – only our perception or memory can be.”

35.  “That which is true is merely an accurate description or representation of reality, or the foundations thereof.”

36.  “The changing of reality, or what is true is relative to the happenings of the day but the point of truth in time and space, is not relative to anything.”

37.  “The creation of what is true is relative but, when that creation becomes either present or past tense, then that which IS becomes absolute.”

38.  “We have people who expect to materialize all their dreams with no other effort on their part than thinking or meditating about it.”

39.  “The dream and waking state both have certain qualities that overlap and qualities that differentiate. For instance fear can exist in both states, but continuity of events and form only exists in the waking state.”

40.  “This [the dream state] seems real when we are in it but then when we awake we find the awake state is more real than the dream state. The waking state also encompasses the dream state, but the dream state cannot encompass the waking state.”

41.  “There is more to harmlessness than to sit in a corner, escaping from reality, and meditating all day.”

42.  “To reach the people one must start where the people are and then move them to a higher reality.”

43.  “The word “unlimited” has a basis in reality, but infinity, or infinite only exists in theory in this reality.”

44.  “In the true reality (as far as our consciousness is concerned) there is no space where nothing exists — light is universal and there is no darkness at all.”

45.  “Every once in a while coincidences are contrived by a higher power. But what usually happens when a coincidence happens to a superstitious person, much more will be read into it than is based in reality.”

46.  “The principle of correctly identifying or describing reality works through the principle of perception.”

47.  “We are all anxious to reach union, but we must stay in touch with the real world along the way.”

48.  “When we strip away the emotion and look at the actual words and works of a man then reality will reveal itself.”

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