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 17 August 1973



I AM HERE WITH YOU. YOU HAVE SOME PRESSING QUESTIONS. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN HAVING PERSONAL AGENDAS, IT MERELY INTERFERES WITH CONCENTRATION, AND IF MEDITATION OR MANIFESTATION IS THE GOAL, THEN ALL PERSONAL AGENDAS MUST BE SET ASIDE — SUSPENDED, SO TO SPEAK.

Who are we talking to?

YOU ARE TALKING TO MICHAEL.

Tomas came through as a hard power, but the group was shaky. _____ is pivotal to the group and feels he may have to drop out. Do we have a viable group?

THE VIABILITY OF THE GROUP DEPENDS UPON THE ABILITY OF THE INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED TO RISE ABOVE THE TRIVIAL CIRCUMSTANCES NOW DRIVING THEM APART. IT IS WITHIN THE GRASP OF EACH OF YOU TO DO THIS, EVEN _____. IT IS IN HER KARMA TO SEEK THE PATH YOU WISH TO FOLLOW. SHE HAS SOUGHT IT MANY TIMES BEFORE. THE CLOSER YOU BECOME, THE EASIER IT WILL BE FOR YOU TO RECALL [past lives]. THE ABILITY TO DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE IN THIS EXISTENCE [lifetime] WILL EVEN COME TO YOU. THE GROUP HAS ONE THING THE INDIVIDUAL CANNOT TAP ALONE, AND THAT IS THE COLLECTIVE MEMORY. THE ABILITY TO SEE THE LESSON WHICH IS BEING LEARNED IS DIFFICULT ENOUGH IN A GROUP, LET ALONE IN SOLITARY. THE RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THIS GROUP ARE ANCIENT. I REALIZE THIS IS A NEW CONCEPT FOR YOU TO SWALLOW, BUT IN ORDER TO PROGRESS FURTHER, YOU MUST COME TO GRIPS WITH THIS. THE LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT IS AS OLD AS THE TAO, AND THAT HAS EXISTED FOR A LONG TIME.

YOUR GROUP IS NOT COMPLETE BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION. YOU HAVE CHOSEN VERY DEFINITE ROLES FOR THIS LIFE. AN ANCIENT ENTITY IS COMING TOGETHER WITHIN THIS GROUP. THAT IS WHY YOU FEEL POWERFUL EMANATIONS FROM CERTAIN MEMBERS. YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOW NOT NECESSARILY IN THE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU ARE LIVING WITH ONE PERSON WHILE YOUR KARMIC RIBBON INVOLVES ANOTHER.

There was a question regarding _____ and her karmic ribbon.

THAT PERSON IS ALREADY WITHIN THE GROUP. IF I TELL YOU EVERY MINUTE DETAIL AT THIS MOMENT, YOU WILL HAVE GAINED NOTHING. KARMA IS NOT FATE. FATE IS A LIE. KARMA IS A LAW. THERE IS A GREAT DANGER IN BECOMING FATALISTIC ABOUT KARMA. YOU ARE ALL AT THE LEVEL NOW WHERE THAT IS A POSSIBILITY. YOU MUST LEARN THIS ABOUT KARMA, AND THAT IS THAT LESSONS LEARNED IN THIS WAY ARE ETERNALLY YOURS. FATE IS ILLUSION. IT EXISTS NO MORE THAN FAITH, WHICH IS SIMPLY SILLY. IT [karma] IS A WEAVING TOGETHER OF LIFE CYCLES. IT IS WHAT KEEPS YOU TOGETHER. _____ WOULD HAVE FOUND _____ [they were later said to be fragments of the same entity] AGAIN IF SHE HAD TO SEARCH THE WORLD.

Is there any way to figure out your karmic ribbons?

YES, THERE IS A WAY. YOU MUST FIRST BE ABLE TO RECALL THE THREADS. THIS IS WHAT TAKES THE PRACTICE. THIS IS WHY CONCENTRATION AND MEDIATION HAVE BEEN STRESSED. YOU HAVE INDICATED THAT YOU WISH THIS, AND WE ARE SHOWING YOU HOW. WE WILL DICTATE WHAT AMOUNTS TO A BOOK TO YOU WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR. WHAT YOU DO WITH THIS INFORMATION DEPENDS ON YOUR DESIRES ENTIRELY, BUT THE INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN WITHIN THIS GROUP. THERE WILL BE AN ADEPT WHO WILL AID THE OTHERS. THERE IS ONE AMONG YOU WHO WILL MASTER THE TECHNIQUES.

Will you tell us who it is?

NO. YOU WILL ALL SENSE THE CHANGE WHEN IT OCCURS.

There were problems earlier with growth of the group. We’ve had requests to join. Some have misgivings about the group growing.

THOSE WHO SHOULD BE PART OF THIS WILL NOT NEED A LENGTHY INVITATION — THEY WILL ARRIVE EASILY. BE CAREFUL OF LURING ANYONE IN WITH GLAMOR. THIS COULD BE DEVASTATING TO YOUNG SOULS.

Are we young souls?

YOU ARE NOT YOUNG SOULS. YOU WERE TOGETHER IN SYRIA OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO.

There was an unrecorded comment.

THE CONCEPTS EXPRESSED HERE BLOW YOUR MIND. THERE IS NO EVIL IN THE UNIVERSE. THIS ALONE IS ENOUGH FOR SOME TO REALLY HAVE A FOUNDATION-SHAKING EXPERIENCE. WE WILL GIVE YOU AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN ABSORB. THE DISCUSSION IS NECESSARY.

Should we invite _____?

SHE IS A SEEKER. SHE IS QUITE INVOLVED IN SOME NONSENSE, BUT THEN YOU ALL [were] AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. SHE CAN BECOME A SEEKER OVERNIGHT. IT PROBABLY IS [true that] THE ONLY ONES THAT IT WILL CHANGE ARE THOSE WHO ARE READY. WHEN YOU SEEK A TEACHING, THE TEACHER APPEARS.

Might EST [Erhard Sensitivity Training, an intense seminar, popular at the time, for breaking through cultural programming] take care of people’s personal agendas?

NOT IF IT MEANS FINANCIAL DISASTER TO THE PERSON INVOLVED. IT IS ENOUGH THAT SEVERAL OF YOU KNOW THE TECHNIQUES, THEN YOU CAN TEACH THE OTHERS.

How does a friend of mine share a karmic ribbon?

AN ESSENTIALLY PASSIVE RESISTANCE TO CHANGE IS HIS CHIEF OBSTACLE. FROM WHAT YOU ARE PROJECTING, HOWEVER, THE ESSENCE IS ONE OF COMPASSIONATE STRENGTH. THIS IS NOT ALWAYS PRESENTED TO THE WORLD, BUT YOU SENSE IT AT A DEEPER LEVEL. THIS IS NOT A JOYOUS ESSENCE. THIS IS WHY HE SEEKS JOY IN THE ESSENCE OF OTHERS AT THAT DEEPER LEVEL.

What is an obstacle for me?

YOU HAVE AN OBSTACLE IN PERSONALITY, NOT ESSENCE; THAT IS THE NECESSITY TO PUT YOURSELF DOWN IN FRONT OF OTHERS AND THEREBY GAIN THE REASSURANCE. [She was later said to have a Chief Feature of Self-deprecation.] YOU CAN OVERCOME THAT BY REALIZING THAT THE [false] PERSONALITY IS A HINDRANCE, AND THAT ITS “NEEDS” NEED NOT BE FULFILLED.

Please comment on Tomas.

THE ENTITIES ON THAT PLANE ARE LEARNING. ALSO THERE IS A TENDENCY TOWARD SPIRITUAL ENNUI THAT IS PERVASIVE. THE TEACHING WILL ONLY BE AS DYNAMIC AS THE STUDENTS PERMIT IT TO BE. SOLEAL FEELS THE RAPPORT. POWERFUL MEDIUMS MANIFEST POWER.

Someone asked why she liked a certain person.

OPPOSITES DO ATTRACT. THIS IS NOT ALWAYS COMFORTABLE, BUT THEN COMFORT IS NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU ARE SEEKING.

Someone had a question about a dream he had.

THE EXPERIENCE WAS NOT REAL. IT HAD TO DO WITH SYMBOLS YOU ARE UNWILLING TO DEAL WITH IN REALITY. PART OF YOUR “DREAMING” IS REAL: IT IS TIME SPENT OUT OF THE BODY. ADEPTS SUCH AS SOLEAL CAN SPEND THE ENTIRE [sleep] TIME OUT OF BODY.

Someone else had a dream last night.

WHEN YOU REPEAT A DREAM LIKE THAT, IT USUALLY HAS MUCH SIGNIFICANCE — IT IS A WARNING. YOU HAVE DREAMED IT BEFORE. SYMBOLS CHANGE WHEN KNOWLEDGE INCREASES, BUT THE ESSENCE OF THE EXPERIENCE REMAINS UNCHANGED.

Someone else had a recurring dream about driving past a lumber yard where statuary representing griffins and chimeras stand among the stack of lumber; of driving into a circular driveway, of approaching an old, dilapidated white frame house, of coming closer to the house each time the dream recurred.

IT IS A WARNING. EACH TIME YOU DREAM THIS DREAM, YOU ARE IN DANGER OF SLIPPING BACK INTO OLD DESTRUCTIVE PATTERNS. THE HOUSE IS SYMBOLIC OF THE MUNDANE, THE STATUARY [is a symbol of] THE ARCANE.

What does “arcane” mean?

LOOK IT UP IN THE DICTIONARY. THE EXPERIENCE WILL DO YOU GOOD.

Will we understand this material in this lifetime?

IF YOU WORK VERY HARD.

Is it necessary that we understand it?

IT IS NOT NECESSARY [now]. EVENTUALLY, IT WILL BE.




 

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