"Because as JJ said then those that have achieved this are of one-mind and then recognize this in each other. I do have a bit of a contention with JJ in that I do not understand why he does not teach HOW to achieve soul contact as much as he teaches how to define it."
I have spent a lot of time both defining it and telling how to achieve soul contact. Perhaps it was overlooked that defining soul contact and presenting higher contact as an objective, one that perhaps has not yet been achieved, is an important part of the HOW. Why is that? Because if a person believes that he has already achieved the highest contact possible, he will not seek any further. One cannot achieve soul contact without seeking and one will not seek if he feels there is nothing to seek. This is the biggest barrier to higher contact for the above average people of the world. Their ego has convinced them that there is no need. Their ego becomes their God and why seek that which is higher than God?
To assist in overcoming this barrier I have sought to describe some higher contacts in the hope that some will ask themselves whether or not they have achieved this, and if they have not then perhaps they will begin the quest and seek for it. Then I point out there are numerous levels, so those who have achieved some contact will seek to go higher. The "I found it" delusion is the greatest obstacle there is to soul contact. If a seeker stops going forward on his path's journey for a permanent rest, then the end of the path can never be reached.
Once a person accepts the fact that there is an existing higher level to achieve, taking the steps to get there is not easy. It is not as simple as saying, "do A, B & C," and you will be there because so much is dependent on the individual himself. For instance, a love of the truth and a certain amount of ability to perceive light and truth is essential. Unfortunately, almost all, high and low, claim to love truth and think they are as good as the next guy in perceiving it.
The truth is that only a handful truly loves truth. The vast majority love their own egos or their attachment to illusions and/or traditions or their extreme side of the pendulum. If you do not believe this, just look at the recent vote of the Senate on Bill Clinton's removal from office. Of 96 Senators all but two voted along party lines. Unfortunately, about this same 98 percent of the people tend to gravitate toward group thought or tradition, rather than seeking pure truth with the open-mindedness of a little child.
Because love of and perception of truth is so essential to soul contact, we have made a major effort to present the Principles of Discovery of truth. There are some who are seeking with great pureness of heart that may find the higher contact without this added teaching, but for the vast majority they will be of assistance if the seeker has an open mind. And even those who have found the doorway to the soul on their own will find these principles of value in their assistance to others on the path.
Another key in unlocking the soul is the demonstration of love to others through service. When your Solar Angel becomes aware that you are offering others assistance on the Path through service, it will seek to open the door to Spirit for you so your power to serve can be enhanced.
The will to seek, the love of truth and service to the human race are just three important principles we have talked about in the quest for soul contact.
But saying you seek is not enough. You must seek. Saying you love truth is not enough. You must recognize truth so you know what to love. Saying you love others is not enough. Love must be demonstrated by you and felt by those you serve.
The illusions that keep us from soul contact are so subtle that the only way one in the soul can recognize another in the soul is through the soul. The mind alone is not enough to break the barrier. Neither is the heart. But the mind and heart working together in a quest for Spirit creates a loud knock on the door which eventually swings wide open at the feet of the Master.
"It seems that if one just taught THAT [how to] the teaching all of the other stuff is not even necessary ...because all of his students would 'get' it anyway from their own soul-contact instead of having to learn it from him."
Teachings are always necessary in this physical existence because the soul itself does not teach, but verifies. If there is nothing to verify then the purpose of soul contact on this plane has little purpose.
In the quest for soul contact one should seek that which seems to be true from all possible sources. Then when the seeker runs them by the soul, verification of that which is true can be sensed after contact has been made.
Even the Christ is a disciple of the Ancient of Days, and the Ancient one is a disciple of the Solar Logos. No matter how high you get you never coast along on your own. You will always need stimulation by teachers on some level more experienced than yourself.
We never did answer this question:
"If we meet another who claims higher contact how will we know whether or not that person is deceived?"
We have given out the qualities of the disciple. We can see how this teacher is living up to them. These qualities are:
These qualities are expanded upon in The Archives.
We can also apply the Principles of Discovery with the teacher and see how he squares up. But the most important thing we can do is to attain soul contact for ourselves and when this is achieved the true teacher can be recognized by a soul-to-soul knowing or "gnosis" as Keith called it. On the other hand, the false teacher will produce a negative knowing; for he who has soul contact can receive verification from within concerning Darkness as well as Light.
What is the correspondence between sex and higher spiritual contacts? How can the understanding of sex help us to understand what to look for in higher spiritual energies?
Hint: In the Bible the word for sex is "know" the same word which is used as in "knowing God." Why do you suppose the ancients used this word for sex and does sex correspond to knowing God?
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