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 Oct 22, 1974



There was a short business meeting regarding incorporation. _____ indicated the need for officers, and we elected _____ president, _____ secretary, _____ treasurer. A quorum was present. We discussed and shared possible names for the group: “Spiritual Community”, “Associated Souls”, “Church of the Path Seeker”, “All Souls Spiritual”, “Pan-Universal Spiritual Sanctuary”.

MAN’S PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE SHOULD, OF COURSE, HAVE BECOME A LITTLE MORE APPARENT TO YOU SINCE WE OPENED THE DISCUSSION ON COMPLEXITY. AS WE HAVE INTIMATED BEFORE, THE TAO IS THE EPITOME OF SIMPLICITY, AND THEREFORE THE SIMPLICITY TOWARD WHICH WE ALL STRIVE IN OUR RETURN TO THE PRIMEVAL. THEREFORE, THE PHYSICAL PLANE, WITH ITS ENORMOUS COMPLEXITY, OFFERS BY FAR THE MOST CHALLENGE, AND ALSO THE MOST BARRIERS TO SPIRITUAL LIBERATION. MAN, OR RATHER, MECHANICAL MAN, MUST THEN CUT THROUGH THE GLAMOUR AND ALLUREMENT OF THE PHYSICAL PLANE IN ORDER TO SEE THE LIGHT OF TRUTH. NOWHERE ELSE IS THIS AS DIFFICULT, FOR ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE, ALL IS GLAMOUR AND ALL IS COMPLEX, EVEN COMPARED TO THE ASTRAL PLANE, WHICH TO THE HIGH PLANES CAN SEEM QUITE COMPLEX. MAN MUST STRIVE UPHILL IN THE BATTLE TO FREE THE ESSENCE. BY “MAN”, OF COURSE, WE REFER TO ALL CREATURES OF REASON, FOR IN ALL LANGUAGES WE KNOW OF, THERE IS A WORD MEANING “MAN”. THIS UPHILL BATTLE IS GROWTH-PRODUCING, AND ALSO PROVIDES THE STRENGTH TO PERSEVERE THROUGH THE SEVERAL CYCLES SPENT ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE. THE LESSONS LEARNED ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE ARE NECESSARILY PAINFUL JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE SO COMPLEX. WITH SIMPLIFICATION, THERE IS ANALGESIA. ON THIS WORLD THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS BARRIERS TO GROWTH. ON OTHER WORLDS THERE HAVE BEEN HOSTILE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS AND THREATS FROM WITHOUT TO CONTEND WITH.

MAN IS THE FIRST RUNG ON THE COSMIC LADDER, AND MUST TAKE THIS RUNG SLOWLY, LEARNING TO PLACE ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF HIM AT A TIME. HERE ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE, THERE ARE LIMITATIONS PLACED ON SIZE AND SPEED, ON SENSES AND ACUITY, WITH WHICH MAN CAN PERCEIVE HIS UNIVERSE. UNTIL HE REALIZES THAT HE CAN BREAK THESE BARRIERS, HE IS TRAPPED. WE SAY TRAPPED BY MAYA, AND THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT IT AMOUNTS TO, BECAUSE HE BECOMES SO IMMERSED IN LIFE CRISES THAT HE FAILS TO CONTEMPLATE EVEN THE PURPOSE OF HIS SOJOURN HERE UNTIL QUITE LATE IN THE CYCLE. THEN HE MUST RACE TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME. BY THAT TIME, HOWEVER, HE HAS USUALLY EXPERIENCED THE GREATER PART OF LIFE, AND CAN RELAX AND GET DOWN TO THE REAL BUSINESS OF STUDY AND CONTEMPLATION THAT ALLOWS HIM ACCESS TO THE PAN-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE.

YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT MECHANICAL MAN CANNOT LOVE, AND THAT IS TRUE. LOVE IS THE HIGHEST TRUTH OF ALL, AND ISN’T IT SAID THAT ULTIMATE TRUTH IS SEALED OFF FROM MAN? MAN ALSO CANNOT “HELP” — IN FACT, MAN CANNOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL. AT LEAST FROM THE STANDPOINT OF WILL OR VOLITION, BECAUSE OF THE TWO IMPERATIVE SENSES HE CHOOSES NOT TO USE: WE SPEAK OF THE INTUITIVE SENSE AND THE TELEPATHIC SENSE. ONE WOULD THINK THAT THESE HAD SUFFERED THE ATROPHY OF DISUSE. THIS IS NOT THE CASE AT ALL. THEY ARE SIMPLY HELD IN ABEYANCE UNTIL SUCH A TIME THAT MECHANICAL MAN CAN WILLINGLY LOOK BEHIND THE BARRIERS HE HAS CONSTRUCTED ABOUT THESE VERY FRIGHTENING SENSES, AND PUT THEM TO USE. THIS IS USUALLY THE LAST LESSON LEARNED ON THE PHYSICAL PLANE, AND THE HARDEST ONE. BECAUSE IT, OR RATHER THEY, ARE THE ONE THAT THE PERSONALITY FIGHTS THE MOST. OF COURSE, IT FIGHTS THESE, AND IT IS A FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL, FOR ONCE THE DOOR IS OPEN IN THIS DIRECTION, ONLY THE ESSENCE CAN GO THROUGH IT, AND BEHIND THE BARRIERS IS KNOWLEDGE.

MAN MUST MEET WITH A COSMIC TEACHING IN ORDER TO LOOK BEHIND THE BARRIERS. PSYCHOLOGY WILL NOT DO IT FOR YOU: FOR, IF THE PSYCHOLOGIST IS A MECHANICAL MAN HIMSELF, HE ALSO HAS ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR TAKING PLACE, AND HE CANNOT LOOK BEHIND YOUR BARRIERS, OR VERY WELL ALLOW YOU TO, EITHER. IT WOULD BE TOO SCARY FOR HIM — HE WOULD THEN ALSO HAVE TO LOOK BEHIND HIS OWN BARRIERS. THE BROAD PURPOSE OF THE PHYSICAL PLANE, OF COURSE, IS THEN TO CUT THROUGH THE FIRST LAYER OF COMPLEXITY.

How can we prepare ourselves? What can we do to help ourselves see through the veil?

YOU ARE RIGHT, _____, “VEIL” IS A WORD WE WOULD PREFER; FOR THESE BARRIERS, FROM OUR VANTAGE POINT, ARE AS INSUBSTANTIAL AS THE MORNING MISTS. BUT MAN CHOOSES TO SOLIDIFY THEM TO THE POINT WHERE HE CANNOT DESTROY THEM. THIS BRINGS THEM INTO LINE WITH THE SOLIDNESS OF THE PHYSICAL PLANE. “SOLID” IS VERY MUCH LIKE PONDEROUS TO US. THE WEIGHTY PHILOSOPHICAL BATTLES, BATTLES WAGED BY MECHANICAL MAN, ARE HIS ATTEMPTS TO SOLIDIFY EVEN THOUGHT, AND MAKE IT MORE COMPLEX. HE MUST FIRST COME TO THE POINT THAT HE CAN VERIFY FOR HIMSELF THE TENUOUSNESS OF THAT WHICH STANDS BETWEEN HIM AND THE PAN-DIMESSIONAL UNIVERSE, AND THE PATH TOWARD SIMPLICITY AND THEREFORE PERFECTION. ALL IN THIS UNIVERSE IS TRULY PERFECT. IT IS ONLY FAULTY PERCEPTION THAT RENDERS IT IMPERFECT. ONCE THE PERCEPTION IS FULL, THE IMPERFECTION IS GONE, AND THE LIBERATED ESSENCE CAN PERCEIVE ALL THERE IS ON THE HIGHER PLANES, AND CAN MOVE ABOUT WITHOUT THE SOLID LIMITS OF THE PHYSICAL PLANE. MANY OF YOU HAVE HAD A TASTE OF THIS, AND KNOW OF WHAT WE SPEAK. THE HEAVY WEIGHTINESS OF THE PHYSICAL PLANE IS A BURDEN YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO BEAR IN ORDER TO COME TO THIS POINT. NOW YOU WISH TO THROW OFF THE YOKE, AND THIS IS WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN TO ASSIST YOU. IF YOU WERE NOT READY, YOU WOULD SIMPLY NOT HEAR THE WORDS. WE HAVE STATED, ESSENTIALLY, THE PURPOSE — SUCCINCT TO BE SURE, BUT STILL ESSENTIAL. THERE ARE STEPS, OF COURSE, MAN’S PURPOSE THEN BEING TO LEARN THAT THERE IS LOVE, AND THAT IT IS ACCESSIBLE, AND THAT IT IS ACCESSIBLE ONLY THROUGH THOSE “EXTRASENSORY” PERCEPTIONS THAT HE CHOOSES TO DENY. THE FOUNDATION WE HAVE GIVEN; THE APPLICATION YOU HAVE AGREED TO TRY. UNTIL YOU MANAGE TO OPEN THESE DOORS — OR AT THE VERY LEAST, VERIFY THAT THEY ARE THERE,-- YOU WILL NOTICE NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN YOURSELF, ALTHOUGH THAT CHANGE MAY BE READILY PERCEPTIBLE TO OTHER STUDENTS, BUT NOT TO THE ONE STUCK WITH IT. THE APPLICATION OF THIS TEACHING IN A LOVING, TRUSTING ENVIRONMENT COULD ENABLE YOU TO VERIFY THE PRESENCE OF THESE BLOCKS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS, OF COURSE, WE WILL BE THERE TO ASSIST. ESSENTIALLY WHAT MECHANICAL MAN IS SAYING WHEN HE SAYS, “I DO NOT TRUST YOU”, IS, “I DO NOT TRUST YOU NOT TO SHOW ME WHAT IS BEHIND THOSEBLOCKS.” PERHAPS THIS, THEN: “IF I ALLOW YOU TO COME TOO CLOSE, YOU WILL VIOLATE MY BARRIERS, AND I WILL BE NAKED IN THEVOID.” ONCE THE STRIPPING HAPPENS, THE WORK, OF COURSE, BECOMES FAR EASIER, AND PERSONALITY BEGINS TO LOSE GROUND. IT CAN DO NOTHING ELSE AT THIS POINT. THE ESSENCE KNOWS NO SHAME, NO GUILT. IF YOU CAN LEARN TO SHARE YOUR FEARS, HOWEVER CHILDISH THEY MAY SEEM TO YOU, YOU WILL HAVE GONE A LONG WAY ALONG THE PATH. THE REALM OF UNFULFILLED DESIRES IS FRAUGHT WITH MAYA, AND ONE WHICH MUST BE CONQUERED. WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, IN SAYING THAT YOU DO NOT TRUST, IS ALSO, “I AM SO TERRIBLE THAT IF YOU KNEW IT, YOU COULD NOT LOVE ME,” AND ON A PERSONALITY-TO-PERSONALITY BASIS, THIS IS OF COURSE PROBABLY TRUE; BUT THE LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION IN THIS GROUP IS SUCH THAT VERY LITTLE HAS NOT BEEN MET AND DEALT WITH ALREADY. IT IS DOUBTFUL THAT YOU COULD PEEL AWAY THE ACCEPTANCE WITH YOUR ESCAPADES. IN FACT, THIS WOULD INVARIABLY BRING YOU ALL MUCH CLOSER, AND AT THIS MOMENT, THAT IS THE GOAL. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE UTTER FOOLISHNESS IN SETTING UP IMPOSSIBLE GOALS FOR YOURSELVES: FIXATING ON A GOAL YEARS IN THE FUTURE IS ANOTHER OF THE PERSONALITY’S DEFENSES AGAINST THE ESSENCE’S EXPERIENCING OF THE MOMENT.

Comment: The personality has wants, shoulds, and have to’s, but if you’d let essence do what it wants, you’d survive.

THE TIME FOR DOING THIS EXERCISE IS WHENEVER THERE IS INTUITIVE CONSENSUS.

Time was taken at this time to answer questions which were submitted to _____ during the week. _____ wants to know what percentage of people in the goal of retardation are actually mentally or physically retarded.

IN THIS CULTURE, ALMOST 90% OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE THE GOAL OF RETARDATION ARE MILDLY TO SEVERELY MENTALLY DEFICIENT. THIS DEFICIENCY RANGES ALL THE WAY FROM PERCEPTUAL DISORDERS TO THE MORE SEVERE MANIFESTATIONS. CONGENITAL HEART DIFFICULTY IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE PHYSICAL RETARDATION, ALSO CHILDREN BORN WITH SENSORY DIFFICULTIES OF A SEVERE NATURE AND WITHOUT LIMBS.

_____ wants to know if Mendocino, on the coast, is a power spot?

NO, BUT THERE HAS BEEN AN INFLUX OF OLDER SOULS INTO THIS AREA. SOME ARE ATTRACTED THERE BECAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL PICTURE. THIS GIVES THE ILLUSION OF POWER. DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND US; THIS AREA IS NOT A NEGATIVE SPOT, JUST RELATIVELY NEUTRAL.

_____ would like some clarification of the word ”agape”.

WE USE THIS WORD TO EXPRESS THE UNQUALIFIED ACCEPTANCE OF ANOTHER PERSON’S BEING AS THE GREATER PART OF SELF. WE KNOW OF NO OTHER WORD THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE. THIS IS THE LOVE OF THE TAO.

Is there a familiar word in another language familiar to this medium?

THERE IS NO WORD IN THE TONGUES OF THIS CULTURE THAT WOULD EXPRESS THIS CONCEPT. IT IS THE RELEASING OF SELF TO THE FLOW OF THE PAN-DIMENSIONAL UNIVERSE. IT IS THE RECOGNITION THAT THE SOLID ISOLATION OF THE PHYSICAL PLANE IS ONLY THE PERSONALITY’S FAULTY PERCEPTION, AND THAT IN TRUTH THERE IS NO SEPARATION — THERE IS ONLY ONE[ness]. YOU HAVE HEARD IT SAID BY ONE [Jesus] WHO IS AN ADEPT THAT, “I AM ALL THAT THERE IS, AND YOU ARE WITH ME.” THIS IS AGAPE.

______ would like to know how far back we should weave the tapestry — before Christ?

THIS IS OUR ULTIMATE INTENTION, YES.

Do Warriors twin with Roles other than Scholars? Please elaborate.

YES THEY DO; IT IS JUST THAT SCHOLARS SELDOM TWIN WITH OTHER THAN WARRIORS. WARRIORS OFTEN TWIN WITH OTHER WARRIORS, WITH KINGS, AND WITH MANY OTHERS ALSO. SCHOLARS DO NOT OFTEN TWIN WITH OTHER THAN WARRIORS.

(There was a discussion of _____’s question regarding sexuality of essences. Since it has been said that essence is neither masculine nor feminine, why does Michael speak of the masculine or feminine essence in roles? It was compared to the Yin and Yang polarity, often times the way a role is played out, an identity word, a cultural thing.)

Did _____ twin?

WE HAVE SAID THAT ALL OF YOU HAVE TWINS, YES.

Was _____ a female during Richard the First’s life, and did she know me? (Asked by _____.)

THE LADY WAS A FEMALE, YES.

On Richard the First’s side?

BASICALLY, YES. WOMEN WERE NOT TERRIBLY INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL MAINSTREAM.

Was she employed in the household of Richard the First?

NOT EMPLOYED, NO, BUT A FRIEND OF YOURS, YES. S. WAS A HIGH BORN LADY, A FRIEND OF YOURS SINCE CHILDHOOD. SHE TRAVELED WITH YOU.

Is _____ part of my Entity?

THAT IS VALID, YES.

Is _____’s problems with her husband, _____ one of karma?

NOT KARMIC, NO, BUT A DIFFICULT ENOUGH SEQUENCE.

(SM & AH)

 

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