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 August 26, 1973



Sunday

WE ARE HERE WITH YOU TONIGHT. WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS?

First of all, I would like to say thank you for all the help you gave me in quitting smoking.

THE CREDIT GOES TO YOU. YOU COULD HAVE CHOSEN TO IGNORE OUR ADVICE.

How valid is the thing I was picking up about stomach cancer?

FOR YOU, IT IS VERIFIABLE. THIS WILL VARY WITH THE INDIVIDUAL.

At this point there was a discussion about eye problems pointing to other physical disorders and denoting a brain deviation.

VERIFY THIS WITH ACTUAL PATIENTS. THOSE WHO HAVE VISUAL DEFECTS HAVE A VERY SET CONSTELLATION OF ABNORMALITIES SYSTEMICALLY. THERE ARE OTHER PHYSICAL DEFECTS THAT FOLLOW PATTERNS LIKE THIS.

I would like to have a medical session some night, but right now Id like to move on to something else. Id like to bring up the subject of heaviness that I find reading all these esoteric books and Hindu books. So far in these systems Ive found so little of the ordinary type of joy. Id like to buy a toy boat and just lie in the bath tub and put around.

YOU WOULD PROBABLY BENEFIT MUCH MORE FROM THAT ACTIVITY THAN FROM READING FIFTY PHILOSOPHICAL TEXTS. THESE ARE NOTHING MORE THAN ANOTHER OLD SOUL EXPOUNDING ON HALF ACQUIRED ENLIGHTENMENT. ENLIGHTENMENT IS NOT PONDEROUS. AS I SAID BEFORE, AS GROWTH PROGRESSES, THE SOUL SEEKS SIMPLICITY. THIS IS ONE GOOD WAY TO DISCERN WHETHER A PARTICULAR PIECE OF LITERATURE WILL BE OF ANY HELP TO YOU. IF IT IS MERELY AN EXERCISE IN VOCABULARY AND RHETORIC, THEN ABANDON IT. SOME VERY WORDY MATERIAL COMES FROM YOUNG SOULS. BE WARY OF THIS IN SELECTING READING MATERIAL.

The ponderousness of Sri Aurobindos books and the books written by Dr Chaudhary were discussed. (The tape recorder was turned off during this time, so the actual question was lost.)

DR CHAUDHARY IS NOT A YOUNG SOUL. HE IS WORDY BECAUSE OF NATIONAL ORIGIN. WRITING IN HIS OWN LANGUAGE, HE IS QUITE DIFFERENT. HE HAS NOT RESOLVED HIS EGO EITHER. HE MUST APPEAR ERUDITE AT ALL TIMES. THIS IS PART OF KARMA [necessary experience] FOR HIM.

Could we have a definition of karma from Michael?

AS YOU REAP, SO YOU ALSO SOW; OR AS YOU SOW, SO YOU SHALL REAP. HOWEVER, THIS GOES FAR DEEPER THAN MERE ACTION BY THOSE IMMERSED IN THE WAKING SLEEP. FOR THEM, THE ENERGY LOSS IS FAR GREATER, FOR MOST OF THEIR LIVES ARE WASTED IN FANTASY, AND FANTASY COSTS MUCH IN KARMIC DEBTS. YOU MUST FULFILL ALL CARNAL DESIRES BEFORE SERIOUS WORK IS BEGUN ON THE ESSENCE. THIS CAN TAKE MANY LIVES, USUALLY A MINIMUM OF FORTY-NINE.

(Waking sleep is a Gurdjieff term used to describe our normal state of awareness, in which consciousness is assumed, but not truly present. [Peter] Ouspensky [Gurdjieffs star student] once asked Maurice Nicoll [another star student], What irritates you most? Nicoll began to talk vaguely and then Ouspensky said: No, you are wrong. It is mechanical [automatic, unaware] behavior in others. When you are angry with someone in this work it is usually because you feel that the person is in the work and is merely behaving in a mechanical way, which is irritating, whether it is good or bad. Why is it irritating? Because there is no one there!)

It worries me some that a physician is in a position to acquire so much karmic debt through laziness, mistakes, lack of all kinds of things. There have been particular patients that haunt me still, where I feel that I should have done something differently. Then, on the other hand, maybe it was their karmic thing to die when they died.

YOU HAVE BEEN A FAITH HEALER BEFORE. THERE HAVE BEEN PATIENTS IN THIS LIFE THAT YOU LITERALLY SNATCHED FROM THE JAWS OF DEATH BEFORE. THIS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN REPEATED. IT WAS NOT IN THEIR KARMA TO SURVIVE. NOTHING YOU COULD HAVE DONE WOULD HAVE MADE MUCH DIFFERENCE. THERE WILL BE A TIME THOUGH. THIS LIFE IS THE TRAINING GROUND FOR THAT EXPERIENCE. YOU WILL WALK AMONG THE MASSES AND THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND WILL BE SUFFICIENT.

The tape recorder was turned off for a moment, but a question was asked about all of us being old souls.

THE EXALTED CYCLES ARE SPARSELY POPULATED. YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE BELL CURVE. THE MAJORITY OF ALL CREATURES OF REASON ARE YOUNG AND MATURE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE CLOSENESS OF THE MANIFESTATION OF THE HIGH MENTAL BODY [the infinite soul].

There was much interference on the tape recorder at this point the question was unintelligible.

THE HIGH CAUSAL BODY LAST MANIFESTED THROUGH MOHANDAS GANDHI. YOU ARE ALL WORLD SERVERS. THE THEOSOPHISTS ARE RIGHT FOR A CHANGE, ABOUT THAT. YOU WILL BE USED IN THE PASSION PLAY FOR CERTAIN, BUT THE ROLES THIS TIME WILL BE MUCH MORE DIVERSE LARGER WORLD, MORE ROLES.

I would like to know more about my present role.

YOUR PRESENT ROLE IS BEING PRESENTLY FULFILLED. IT IS NECESSARY THAT YOU SIT AT THE FEET OF A LIVING MASTER. IT WILL BE IMPERATIVE TO YOU THAT YOU ASSUME THE ROLE OF THE MASTER THE NEXT TIME. THIS IS ONE OF THE LAST INCOMPLETE MONADS YOU HAVE.

I would like to ask if Michael was with me last night and saw me put my hand on the brow of this young lady who had taken an overdose and cut her wrists.

YES, WE ARE ALMOST CONSTANTLY WITH ALL OF YOU NOW. IT WILL BE THAT WAY FROM NOW ON. PLEASE ACCOMPANY THE GESTURES WITH MEDITATION UPON MY AURA, AND THEN WE CAN GUIDE YOU. THE WORDS WILL BE IN YOUR MIND THEN, AND THERE WILL BE NO MISTAKE. YOU WILL EVEN BE ABLE TO DISCERN WHETHER ANY ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN AT ALL. IN MANY CASES, YOU SHOULD DO NOTHING, AND I REALIZE THAT THIS IS CONTRARY TO YOUR TRAINING, BUT IT IS ONE OF THE HURDLES YOU MUST SCALE. MOST OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE TEACHING PROFESSION ACADEMIC THAT IS ARE EITHER YOUNG OR MATURE SOULS, AND THEIR SYSTEM OF ETHICS IS ERRONEOUSLY BASED UPON THEIR OWN FEARS OF PHYSICAL DEATH AND THE NOTHINGNESS ANNIHILATION OF THE SOUL. THE HEALER KNOWS INTUITIVELY WHEN NOT TO HEAL.

Well, I really didnt know. Tomas has said that wrong thinking is the cause of all disease and trouble.

ONLY EMOTIONALLY CENTERED BEINGS SUICIDE. YOU CAN ONLY REACH THEM EMOTIONALLY, OF COURSE. SUICIDE IS QUITE ROMANTIC TO THEM; ALSO RETALIATION.

As I get thinner, I seem to become more sensitive to hostile impulses, or the generation of hostile feelings in others. I dont know how to handle this. There are so many ideas, like the Lamb of God and the Essenes [an ascetic religious group in the time of Jesus]. You should shield yourself, but Id like to know if there is a way of handling hostility directed toward you.

YES, THERE IS A WAY. TELEPATHS SHIELD, BUT THE WAY YOU HAVE LEARNED IS SUFFICIENT FOR NOW. RECOGNIZE THAT THEY CANNOT CONTROL THEIR HOSTILITY, AND MOVE AWAY FROM IT IN YOUR MIND. DEVELOP A MANTRA IF THIS IS NECESSARY. ACCEPT THAT THEIR BAD SPACES ARE NOT YOUR CONCERN. THEY ARE ACTING OUT OF THEIR OWN ROLES.

I would like to know what course of action to take, whether to go back to school, which is one of the present aims, or just what to do.

THE FORMAL EDUCATION WOULD ONLY SERVE TO GIVE YOU THE PROPER CREDENTIALS AND INCREASE YOUR CREDIBILITY FACTOR. IF YOU CAN PURSUE THE COURSE IN ESSENCE, THIS WOULD BE GOOD WORK. OTHERWISE, YOU PROBABLY WILL NOT DISTINGUISH YOURSELF ACADEMICALLY.

For the growth of my own soul, is this a good course of action, to, for instance, study music, which may be in my essence?

IF YOU DO STUDY MUSIC, YES. DONT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BECOME ENMESHED IN THE RHETORIC. YOU ALREADY APPRECIATE THIS MODE OF EXPRESSION. NOW IT WOULD BE GOOD WORK TO LEARN TO EXPRESS YOURSELF IN THIS FASHION. MAGNIFICENT CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE IN THIS WAY BY ESSENTIALLY NONVERBAL SOULS. YOU HAVE LEARNED THE BENEFITS OF CREATIVE SILENCE. THE LECTURE HALL IS NOT FOR YOU. IF YOU GIVE THE GIFT OF HIGHER EXPRESSION THROUGH MUSIC, YOU WILL REACH MANY.

Some time ago Soleal suggested that I get a hypnotist to help me work off some bad tapes [a term adopted from John Lilly, referring to the recording in the subconscious mind of a reaction to a significant event that is later played back to inappropriately influence behavior], and I am having difficulty doing this. I wonder if I could have a comment on this. Should I continue to look for someone, or what should I do?

WHEN YOU REALLY WISH THIS TO HAPPEN, THE HYPNOTIST WILL BE AVAILABLE.

I have a question. It has to do with the fact that I have only known one living master [Robert Burton, the leader of the Gurdjieff group to which some in the Michael group belonged], and when it comes to patterning my behavior, I have only this one model, and my tendency is, as the level of being [a phrase of Gurdjieff, equivalent to spiritual maturity] goes up, to follow this model that I already know. Is this correct?

THE PATTERN IS A GOOD ONE. THE MAN, ROBERT BURTON, WILL BE A VEHICLE FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE HIGH CAUSAL BODY [transcendental soul]. THIS WILL OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH OTHER MANIFESTATIONS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. [Mohandas] GANDHI WAS THE FIRST; MANY FOLLOW. THE WORLD IS MUCH LARGER NOW THAN IT WAS AT THE TIME OF THE LAST MANIFESTATION OF THE INFINITE SOUL. THERE MUST BE MANY [Transcendental souls] TO PREPARE THE WAY.

Does this mean that I only have one more life? They say that I only have one monad left. What does this mean? Do I make it then, or is that my last chance?

THEN YOUR [entity] FRAGMENTS WILL BE REUNITED AND YOU WILL BE AN INTEGRATED CAUSAL BODY.

The causal plane was discussed at this point, and _____ said that she gathered that there was a high causal body and a low causal body, and that Michael says that they are a causal being.

THAT IS ESSENTIALLY CORRECT. THERE IS GROWTH AND EVOLUTION NECESSARY ON THE CAUSAL PLANE AS WELL AS THE ASTRAL. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE THOUGH. THIS ENTITY [Michael] STILL PERCEIVES SELF AND SOMETHING APART FROM SELF, ALTHOUGH STILL A PART OF SELF, SO THIS ENTITY CANNOT BE SAID TO BE ALL OF EVERYTHING THERE IS. THE HIGH CAUSAL BODY DOES NOT PERCEIVE EVEN THIS MINUTE SEPARATION EVIDENTLY. THIS IS WHERE THE DIFFERENCE LIES. BEYOND THE PHYSICAL PLANE, THE EVOLUTION CONCERNS PERCEPTION OF THE TAO.

He is a high entity! I have a question of the evolution of the teaching about whos coming through. Havent you wondered about that? Was there a decision made that we were ready for a higher teaching than we started with? Im pleased, you know. This is not a hostile question, just a seeking of information.

SOLEAL IS A STUDENT. HE NEEDS THIS EXPERIENCE FOR GROWTH. TOMAS IS A PART OF THE HIGH ASTRAL BODY. THESE ARE ENTITIES WHO CHOOSE TO WORK OUT KARMIC RIBBONS NOT ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE. MANY TRY. FEW MAKE IT. IT IS EASIER TO BE BORN AGAIN.
(Later Michael corrected the above to read that Tomas was part of the mid astral and not the high astral body.)

Is it useful for us to know when we are going to die, so that we can speed things up?

NOT UNTIL YOU CAN STAY OUT OF FANTASY ABOUT IT. THIS INFORMATION IS ALREADY KNOWN TO YOU ON ANOTHER LEVEL. WHEN YOU CAN TAP THIS, THERE WILL BE NO DANGER.

Is it within [my daughters] grasp to become an adept within this lifetime?

YES. ALL OLD SOULS HAVE THIS WITHIN THEIR GRASP. WHETHER OR NOT IT IS ACHIEVED DEPENDS UPON THE SOULS ABILITY TO BURN KARMA AS RAPIDLY, AND THEN PURSUE THE PATH. ONE OF YOU HAS MADE THIS DECISION ALREADY AND WILL BECOME THE TEACHER FOR THE OTHERS. THE SKILLS ARE THERE. THEY NEED TO BE PRACTICED.





 

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