You Are Not Alone
Several are commenting on the loneliness that a disciple feels and this is quite natural, especially the great loneliness that creates a point of tensions that breaks through to the Oneness Principle and the group mind with whom you are associated.
If you are on the threshold of merging your mind with your spiritual group or spiritual molecule here are some points you may identify with.
(1) First and foremost is a deep abiding loneliness. You feel isolated because your friends, family and associates do not understand you, nor communicate on any higher level with you. In fact, the loneliness seems beyond any physical isolation, but a far reaching spiritual loneliness.
There seems to be no one to share your innermost thoughts with. No one can understand what you are going through.
(2) You sense higher “vibrations” contacts and phenomenon you do not understand and may have some fears about them.
(3) It seems as if negative forces are trying to discourage or destroy you.
(4) You feel a strong sense of mission but not sure what it is.
(5) You yearn for communion with one who understands you or one who you know is ahead of you on the Path.
(6) You may have health problems, particularly connected with the nervous system that you feel is tied to spiritual tension of some kind.
(7) You are a definite seeker after truth, but have come across several roadblocks that seem to block your next angle of vision.
What is the solution to this problem?
Continue moving forward following the highest you know no matter what happens and the point of tension will increase. You will be sent certain energies or vibrations that will take a while for you to adapt. At first they will seem overwhelming, but just as your eyes adjust to a strong light even so, after a period of time, you will adjust to these new energies. And when you do you will move through the point of tension into the group mind. When you then join your invisible spiritual group all feelings of loneliness will disappear and it will become next to impossible to experience as you did before.
All these problems that seemed to plague you in the past now begin to die through attrition as you move your point of focus to a higher level where new obstacles to surmount appear, but this time you fight them not alone for your friends are with you.
A reader complains that I teach what soul contact is, but not how to attain it.
I have spent a lot of time both defining it and telling how to achieve it.
But the overlooked thing is that defining soul contact and presenting higher contact as an objective that perhaps one has not yet achieved yet is an important part of the HOW.
Why is that?
Because if a person believes that he has already achieved the highest contact possible then he will not seek and 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. They do not seek because their ego has convinced them that there is no need because their ego is God and why seek that which is higher than God?
To assist in overcoming this barrier I have sought to describe some higher contacts in the hope that some will ask themselves whether or not they have achieved this, and if they have not then perhaps they will begin the quest and seek. Then I point out there are numerous levels so those who have achieved some contact will seek to go higher.
The “I found it” delusion is the greatest obstacle to soul contact for if one stops on his journey on the path for a permanent rest then the end of the path can never be reached.
Then once a person accepts the fact that there is a real and existing higher level to achieve taking the steps to get there is not easy.
It is not as simple as saying do A, B & C and you will be there because so much is depending on the individual himself.
For instance, a love of the truth and a certain amount of ability to perceive light and truth is essential, but almost all, high and low, claim to love truth and think they are as good as the next guy in perceiving it.
The truth is that only a handful do love truth whereas the vast majority love their own egos or attachment to illusions and traditions or their extreme side of the pendulum.
If you do not believe this just look at the recent vote of the Senate on Bill Clinton’s removal from office. (Written Oct 2000) Of 96 Senators all but two voted along party lines. Unfortunately about this same 98 percent of the people tend to gravitate toward group thought or tradition rather than seeking pure truth with the open-mindedness of a little child.
Because love of and perception of truth is so essential to soul contact we have made a major effort to present the Principles of Discovery of truth. There are some seeking with great pureness of heart that may find the higher contact without this added teaching but for the vast majority they will be of assistance if the seeker has an open mind. And even those who have found the doorway to the soul on their own will find these principles of value in their assistance to others on the path.
Another key in unlocking the soul is the demonstration of love to others through service. When your solar angel becomes aware that you are offering others assistance on the Path through service it will seek to open the door to Spirit for you so your power to serve can be enhanced.
The will to seek, the love of truth and the service are just three important principles we have talked about in the quest for soul contact.
But saying you seek is not enough.
You must seek.
Saying you love truth is not enough.
You must recognize truth so you know what to love.
Saying you love others is not enough.
Love must be demonstrated by you and felt by those you serve.
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.
The mind alone is not enough to break the barrier. Neither is the heart. But the mind and heart working together in a quest for Spirit do create a loud knock on the door which eventually swings open wide at the feet of the Master.
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.
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 once contact has been made.
Even the Christ is a disciple of the Ancient of Days and the Ancient one is a disciple of the Solar Logos. No matter how high you get you just do not coast along on your own, but you always need stimulation by teachers on some level more experienced than yourself.
We never did answer this question:
If we meet another who claims higher contact how will we know whether or not that person is deceived?
We have given out the qualities of the disciple. We also need to see how a teacher is living up to them. Desirable qualities are:
(1) Soul contact
(2) Holding the mind steady in the light
(3) Detachment when necessary.
(4) The ability to either send or receive
(5) Reflection – contemplation
(7) The power to initiate
(8) The ability to create and sense a point of tension.
(9) Willingness to sacrifice
(17) Divine Carelessness
(18) Understanding and making efficient use of time
(19) Service before personal growth.
(20) The acceptance and understanding of freedom
These qualities are expanded upon in the archives.
We can also apply the Principles of Discovery with the teacher and see how he squares up. But 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 for he who has soul contact can receive verification from within concerning darkness as well as light.
Oct 14, 2000
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