Considerations 143 …
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This one is a touch longer than most. I know many wish to have new information presented in very short installments. This is not one of those. I merely try to put forth a rather complete picture so each may understand the “why” of it and slide some puzzle pieces together.
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As I’ve lightly discussed before … mind can contradict anything … whether it is done out of ignorance … or as a result of being misled … or is done recreationally … or for the purposes of an ego stance … or to see if it can hold its own against an opposing view.
The point being … no matter the mental claim … mind can negate it … or find a way to reject it … whether the contradiction is beneficial or detrimental … correct or incorrect. Since the critical faculty is developed so intensely … especially in the human state of consciousness … contradiction is easy. One can contradict simply for the “fun” of it. It takes little to no talent simply to counter something or someone. It doesn’t have to be “true” or “provable.” It is simply a counter … often to cause confusion and to slow any forward progress in learning.
This is one of the prime reasons why relying on the mind to make alterations in ones perspective is such an iffy situation … because the minute you wish to take a stand … anyone … including your own mind … can disaffirm it and throw one into indecision. This is one of the reasons why the prime and ultimate defense of the mental approach is to stop the mind. If and when one learns to stop ones mind for any useable period of time … it certainly brings a respite from the mental chatter and is … without a doubt … a useable learned talent … but it of itself “takes you nowhere” automatically … but it IS a way to stop the indecision and the almost automatic contradiction. Just don’t let the mind do what it automatically does by stopping it and for the moment … you gain mental R&R.
There are online sages, gurus and teachers who will put forth any number of “answers.” Many of them combine words into a very vague composite which makes it almost unusable … in the sense you never know what your dealing with or what the “end goal” might be if it is not clearly understood / defined. Many people try to combine consciousness and awareness and make them almost the same meaning … when they are two entirely different facets. In fact … consciousness of itself is not a perspective … it is a viable facet or part of Life Itself. It is the sea within which all of existence resides … so to speak. Awareness is what we recognize or hold to within this sea of consciousness. It’s almost like trying to combine the ocean and the fish … making them the same thing … when they certainly are not.
Notice how very few … if any … of these online gurus tell you what to “do” after you get the mind to stop. They simply suggest dropping onto some kind of mental swoon and that’s it … you’ve reached the “ultimate” by whether word they are promoting or using as a definition / description at the time.
When one wishes to really make an attempt to sort through it all and build their own perspective upon which to form a real stand … one of the best approaches is to juggle possibilities … and determine probabilities. This helps you form that working intuition that you will use and rely upon forever. You might gather all the best possibilities together from many sources … such as it could be this or that or perhaps this too … and then give it some real study before narrowing it all down into a real probability … upon which to begin to personally and privately develop. To hold to it long enough to uncover if it is beneficial or not … to you. This is when you begin to experiment … developing the adventurous boldness and risk-taking.
Each individual determines the probabilities they must confront … and this can range all the way to the “probability” that reincarnation is an actual principle … to the slow-to-accept “probability” that the mind truly does complicate and stop advancement into higher levels of learning and understanding.
The mental approaches will rarely if ever give you a real direction … such as “Go Here” or “Do This” … because it can be easily contradicted no matter what it is. This ties the individual up for an incredible number of lifetimes.
And one of the very prime mental stands is …
one believes that they know … when they don’t.
In sense … this “point” on the path is the birthplace of the almost vague and elusive approach to LIFE that you will further and develop from here on in. One little-known point and rarely spoken about of this entire phase is that … as you leave the mental worlds … you will be given less and less “guidance” by anyone … or by most any entity … and when you finally reach the boundaries of the infamous 5th Dimension or the True Home of Soul Itself … upon entry and establishment there … you are then pretty much left on your own to further “figure it out” from there. No one is going to take you by the hand and pull you along. Very few will really come forward and say … now to get to the 6th Dimension … go do this.
There are reasons for this. Just to get into and established in the 5th Dimension … and I wish to make it clear that there are real, tangible, recognizable, and distinguishable “signposts” or “features” or “experiences” that one has the entering into this “area” … that again it is not a step of simple declaration. You know you are “there” by the experiences you have there … and they are more often than not … very clear. So … it is upon these talents that you continue to build and develop … within Soul Itself … that will that will get you further … but that is left entirely up to you. From that point on … Soul Itself will determine how and when to go further.
Secondly … all of this hinges upon working with LIFE IT-self. This is an intuitive, sometimes very vague … and any communication between you and LIFE IT-self uses very, very few … if any … definable words. LIFE doesn’t use words to communicate with you. By using your understanding of your part in it all … you pretty much set the course by knowing what would benefit the Whole … what would advance the Whole … by first knowing what the “Whole” might be … and then you just go do it.
I know this is just a bunch of very vague words that really tells you very little … if anything. In a sense … that’s my point. Entering into this area … you pretty much form this knowing understanding of what LIFE is … and you begin to work alongside IT … in a *very* different and recognizable way than you used when working in the mental area of the Lower Psychic Worlds.
This does *not* mean that you leave the mental approaches aside and never use them. Far from it. Most probably … you will still be incarnated into a physical lifetime ax you begin to develop this … and when “here” in the Lower Psychic Worlds … you use the mental approaches. It is mind that allows you to communicate with others here … lets you hold a job … be a part of a family … drive a car … etc. All of this begins to teach you how to live devotedly in two worlds … taking responsibility in both.
You pretty much accept that you are on your own … and it is the individual that is willing to take the risks, to leave the mental circus behind, and move forward in a bold and adventurous attitude … that will step further on the path. Mind will always tell you … don’t go further … don’t go beyond me … although mind will certainly to use such declarative words or phrases. It will accomplish all of this through your own personal apprehensions or fears. More often than not they will shake you to your core … which … is true … but it is to your *mental* core. It is still … at this point … that holds tremendous power. It can be a truly frightening part of the path.
Some might wish to believe that these are cheap shots against the intellectual stance.
Far from it … mental data certainly and undeniably has its place. In the Lower Psychic
Worlds there are clear rewards for using the mental approach. I acknowledge
and do not dispute that … and use mind myself daily. But the design of mind is
to compare, complicate, and trap. It is the “digging out” from the traps
of mind that teaches the most. Consider … how else is the
individual going to learn that?
More next Monday
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