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 May 10, 1974



Walnut Creek

Present: SC, RH and AH and VH.

What is VH’s Mode?

WE SEE POWER HERE. THE AURA IS YELLOW-GREEN.

VH: Should I become a home economics teacher?

WE WOULD SEE YOU DEFER JUDGMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE LEARNED TO DESIGN.

Is it a good idea for SC and RC to write a book concerning the teaching?

THE EFFORT WOULD BE GOOD WORK. BOTH OF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO SEE THIS IN PRINT. EACH HAVE DIFFERENT VIEWS OF WHAT SHOULD BE SAID. CONSENSUS MAY COME HARD, BUT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

RH: Is it possible for us to write a book of the caliber of [Rodney Collin's book] The Theory of Celestial Influence?

WE SEE NO REASON WHY YOU SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT THIS. YES, IT IS POSSIBLE, AND SATISFACTION WOULD BE FAR GREATER THAN WITH A LESSER ATTEMPT.

SC: I would like to see us referring to Michael as “the teacher” and not saying how the information was received and just let the information stand on its own merits — that is, in the book.

WE WOULD PREFER THIS. YES, SENSATIONALISM IS TO BE AVOIDED.

RH: It seems to me that the man, RB, did not like [Ouspensky’s book,] In Search of the Miraculous as much as [Ouspensky’s other book,] The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution”, but, to me, The Search has a wider appeal. Should we write the book as a question-and-answer or straight?

THE MATERIAL SHOULD LEND ITSELF TO REPHRASING. CERTAINLY CONSIDERABLE EDITING IS IN ORDER.

SC: RB was responsible for my feeling I would search for something else if I ever left his group. I couldn’t get past his protectors, M and J.

RH: We can tell in the book how we have received the material intellectually. However, we don’t yet have the necessary steps to overcome our Overleaves. We have some keys, such as “experiencing it out” and meditation, fasting, studying, which seem nondirective. If one is in Growth, he cannot see what Acceptance is like for others; and if one is in Acceptance, he cannot see how other people in Growth, for example, react. As a consequence, one has only a dim idea of where one is going if a change of Overleaves is attempted.

SC: It may be that when you have had enough of that Overleaf, you may take on a different overleaf.

RH: Our material on what to do is not specific. Could Michael recommend ways of changing our Overleaves?

THE PRIMARY DIFFICULTY IN ALTERING THE OVERLEAVES IS IN THE INITIAL RECOGNITION AND THE CONSTANT VERIFICATION WHICH MUST PRECEDE THE TRUE DESIRE TO ALTER. WHEN THIS HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED, THEN THE PROCESS OF ANTICIPATION CAN BEGIN. WE CAN COMPARE IT WITH RECOGNIZING THAT YOU WERE ABOUT TO SAY THE FORBIDDEN WORD AND SUBSTITUTING A SUITABLE SYNONYM (the “get, I, very, really, and, a lot” exercises or RB’s group). THIS WAS, OF COURSE, A CRUTCH, BUT HOPEFULLY, A TEMPORARY ONE THAT COULD BE DISCARDED WHEN TEE PROCESS BECOMES INCULCATED. THERAPEUTIC PROCESSES CAN SPEED UP THE ALTERATION WHERE THE PATTERN IS NOT CLEAR. HOWEVER, THIS GROUP CAN WORK TOWARD THAT POINT WHERE THE PSYCHIC PHOTOGRAPHY IS SO FINELY TUNED THAT THE EVENTUAL BREAKTHROUGH CAN COME WITHIN THE PRESENT STRUCTURE. MANY TIMES THE MEDITATION DOES SERVE AS A PRECURSOR OF INSIGHTFUL CONCENTRATION. THIS IS WHY IT IS SO VALUABLE. WE FIND NO FAULT WITH CRUTCHES SO LONG AS THEY ARE GIVEN UP WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER LAME.

RH: The message I get is that there are no keys. The results of all psychotherapy appear temporary. It seems that Michael could come up with something besides Rolfing or some other type of existing therapy — something with more zock. It seems Michael is always holding something back. Perhaps I want a miracle, but it does seem that it takes something wonderful, which is akin to a miracle, to affect true spiritual growth, and a part of this would be a change in Overleaves.

SC: A good teacher keeps students unfulfilled to keep them coming back for another lesson.

OF COURSE, THERE ARE (ways). WE HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU MANY TIMES OF CONSCIOUS RECALL OF THE DREAMS AND OF THE TIME SPENT ON THE ASTRAL PLANE, BUT MOST MUST GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS ONE STEP AT A TIME. MOST CANNOT JUMP FROM THAT MAYA-FILLED LIFE IN WHICH THEY FIND THEMSELVES INTO THE TOO RAREFIED ATMOSPHERE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. THESE PROCESSES ARE VALID, BUT THEY DO TAKE TIME AND THEY DO OPEN DOORS TO MANY MORE PROCESSES THAT BRING YOU EVER CLOSER TO THE GOAL. WE WOULD PHOTOGRAPH YOUR IMPATIENCE NOW, AND THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY A BAD PLACE TO START. THERE IS NO TRULY RAPID METHOD BY WHICH YOU CAN THROW OFF THE WEIGHTED CLOAK OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY — THIS TAKES TIME.

Will Michael render assistance? Some people seem to have been granted grace.

WE HAVE OFFERED THE ONLY ASSISTANCE THERE IS. WE CANNOT CHANGE THE OVERLEAVES FOR YOU. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO INTERFERE TO THAT EXTENT. THERE HAS BEEN NO INTERFERENCE IN THESE OTHER INSTANCES, YOU MAY BE CERTAIN OF THAT. THEY CHOOSE TO CALL THE INSIGHT BY OTHER NAMES, SUCH AS “GRACE”, THAT IS ALL.

RH: I don’t know why I want to write a book when I cannot even change my own Overleaves.



 

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