It seems to me that the causal plane is divided up into sections, with each section having a specialty, like teaching. Is that correct?
YES, THERE ARE CHOICES THAT CAN BE MADE HERE TOO. TEACHING IS ONE, GUIDANCE IS ANOTHER. THE GUIDANCE GROUPS ARE, OF COURSE, CAREFULLY SELECTED, AS YOU WELL KNOW. SOME FORMS OF “THERAPY” DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD.
Would you give us more on the teacher-guide?
THE GUIDANCE GROUPS REQUIRE MUCH TIME AND CAN BECOME INTENSIVE, AND FOR THAT REASON MUST REMAIN SMALL, OR THEY LOSE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS. THIS, OF COURSE, IS BECAUSE OF THE TRUST LEVEL, WHICH IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE LEVEL OF INTIMACY IN ANY GROUP. YOU MUST ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOURS IS NOT THE ONLY WORLD UPON WHICH HIGH CAUSAL [transcendental soul] MANIFESTATIONS ARE OCCURRING. THESE, THEN ARE FOR MANY REASONS: TO EFFECT SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE; TO AVOID ABSOLUTE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATIONS; ALSO TO GIVE IMPETUS TO THOSE SOCIETIES IN WHICH THERE IS PHILOSOPHICAL ENNUI.
In order to teach the logos, must we get rid of problems, such as cultural problems, before we teach?
WE WOULD AGREE WITH THAT. WHERE MAJOR CONFLICTS STAND AS SIGNIFICANT BARRIERS BETWEEN THE STUDENTS AND THE LOGOS, THEN THE STUDENT CAN SEEK THE GUIDANCE GROUP. MOST OF YOU, THOUGH, ARE IN A POSITION WHERE YOU CAN BEGIN TO LOOK AT YOUR OWN CONFLICTS, AND WITH OUR HELP WORK THROUGH THEM.
Is the old “photographing” of another person a good thing to practice?
THAT IS VALID. WE INTEND TO SUGGEST MORE AREAS IN NEED OF PSYCHIC PHOTOGRAPHY.
Is it as good as a shock [a Gurdjieff term, also called a “cosmic wake-up call” by some]?
THAT IS ALSO TRUE, AND THIS IS WHY THE METHOD USED [by Gurdjieff] WAS SO EFFECTIVE. WE WOULD SUGGEST THE SAME TO ANY STUDENT ABLE TO RECEIVE THE VOICES FROM THE CAUSAL PLANE. THE GUIDE MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THE AKASHIC PLANE.
What difference does that make?
THE ANSWERS MUST BE IMMEDIATE AND CONCISE. ASTRAL BEINGS CANNOT DO THIS.
SOURCE: Michael Teachings Transcripts