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I found the material covered today to be both profound and beautiful. It is almost a short yet complete narrative of Mankind's life on planet Earth.
We are introduced to a new Concept and that is the concept of “density.” Density is another expression of what we have referred to as low vibration. In the physical or material world the lower the vibration the denser the material; the more dense the material, the more inertia it contains. ( I am not physicist, so please know that I am speaking in the language of metaphor rather than science.)
We can apply this same principle to our spiritual and emotional world. The more dense or heavy or low our vibration might be, the more energy it will take to move it in a more positive direction. A simple example would be If you want to move a rock, you push and you push and you push, seemingly getting nowhere, and then there is a slight amount of forward motion, and once that forward motion begins, the rock is more easily moved. This working space between the Rock in stillness and when it begins to move, is referred to as inertia.
In the spiritual world for instance, the more we are attached to something, for whatever reasons, the more difficult it might become for us to release. The stronger the attachment, the stickier it becomes, and the more work might be required for the release or letting go to be accomplished. A balloon tethered to the ground by the weight of many sandbags—the more bags, the more work to get it free and flying.
Without going into too much detail, I recall when I was attempting to give up smoking. I was able to do practically anything or everything I could think of except not smoking. I prayed about it; I forced myself to quit for a while; I worked the 12 steps with it and yet there it was again and again. In desperation I prayed again and listened for the answer. The way I received went something like this. “Gerry, you are in the process of quitting. Continue to practice and to use all of those positive tools at your disposal, and do not beat up or condemn yourself for your seeming failures. There will come a time in the near future when your willing and loving efforts will become manifest in the material world.
I went with that-- One day, I noticed that I did not smoke nor did I smoke the next day. I did not say to myself, “Oh I am free of that.” I just simply allowed myself to be grateful for each day that passed that I was free of my addiction. The initial stages of that surrender and its manifestation in the material world had a huge amount of inertia behind it, so much so that it did not seem that my efforts were producing any kind of results at all, and yet those efforts were producing results without me consciously realizing it.
So here we are with this book again, realizing that on some level our intellect is being fed and guided, and yet also we are aware that this is a journey beyond the intellect. As a meditation teacher likes to say at the beginning of each process, “You have a body but, you are not your body; you have emotions and feelings, and yet you are not your emotions you are not your feelings; you have a mind and you have thoughts, and yet you are not your thoughts, you are not your mind. You are more than all of that. And so are we all.
In that first part of the reading, I am reminded of the parable of the Prodigal Son and the realization, on a metaphysical level, that the prodigal never left home. The Prodigal never lost the love of the Father. No matter what the son might have been doing, gambling, whoring, or feeding the pigs, he was loved unconditionally by the father even if he did not realize it.
“We respond to you as you need to be responded to. Each one of you who reads our text goes into relationship with us as the listener. And as you listen you receive, and as you receive you grow, you enlighten, you respond to yourselves in a higher way. The journey that you are on now is one of manifestation, the manifestation of the self as can be realized in the Christ vibration held in physical form. Now, this is an enormous journey you’re on. It’s a reclamation of self. It’s a triumphant return to who and what you have always been intended to be.”
We are all unconditionally loved, in fact, we might even say we are all unconditional love, but we are the ones who choose how open we are going to be to that Love. It is like turning on a faucet. It can go drip, drip, drip, into our being, or it can totally surround, absorb and flow through the truth of Who We Are in fact it can Define Who We Are.
“Why have you gone so far from yourselves? Why was it allowed? Why did mankind create for himself the separation from his Source? In fact, you have never been separated. But the density of vibration that you have created and assist in creating and re-creating through thought-forms, through beliefs, through systems of control that have adhered in such a way that moving beyond them has been a process. The process is here now to be received in a new way as we have given you a technique, a way of operating in Source vibration that you may know.”
The questions asked, “Why have you gone so far from yourselves? There is no adequate answer for the intellect here and so in some ways the answer is rather meaningless.
Quote from THE IMPERSONAL LIFE:
“It is well if your personality with its intellect impels you thus to question and rebel against authority you do not yet know to be Mine. It is really I Who cause your personality thus to rebel; for your personality with its proud sense of individuality is still needed by Me to develop a mind and body strong enough that they can perfectly express Me. Until you have become prepared to know Me it is but natural for your personality thus to question and rebel. Once you recognize My Authority, that moment the undermining of the authority of the personality has begun. The days of its dominion are numbered, and you will more and more turn to Me for help and guidance.” (The “ME” that is referred to is your won Divine Self. Quire often we are hampered by the limitation of language which , for the most part, speaks in the language of duality.
We were asked the question in class this morning regarding “How do I love unconditionally without being a victim; without being passive; without ignoring Injustice. How do I approach injustice with unconditional love.
Believe me, I do not deny the conundrum or difficulty in that. I struggle with that daily. The intellect is looking for a formula, a set of rules or guidelines that will always tell me what to do under certain circumstances, “Well if this happens, then here is what you do.”
There is no such rule book. What we do, however, is continually be aware prayerfully aware of asking our higher self, “How can I approach this situation in the highest vibration in the most loving way?” And then be open to the answer that will come to you, because it always will. And the answer to your prayer might not be the same as mine, because each one of us is unique manifestation of the Divine, and each one of us will express that Divinity in a unique way.
“When you claim “I am the Word,” you are self-identifying as the aspect of the Creator that can be manifested in form. Can be is the operative word here. You are not incarnating in your higher vibration without work on your part. And to believe that we are giving you language that would solve all your problems and move you into a higher dimensional reality without you taking responsibilities for your creations would be misguidance. We would not do that for you. Mankind is responsible for his creations. What you have created is your responsibility and you are being attended to now by us in our authority, who may support you as you grow and change and reclaim your manifestation as the Creator embodied in form.”