Principle 57

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The Vacuum Principle

I once mentioned on Allan’s forum that I was not concerned about my spiritual advancement – something to the effect that it was not a top priority to me.

This statement was interpreted in the most negative light possible. They pretty much saw it as an admission on my part that I was a spiritual near-do-well with no desire for higher contact or progress.

This would be a good subject to explore today as well as provide a basis for explanation of my words. To understand my approach we need to examine the Vacuum Principle.

It is said that nature abhors a vacuum. This not only applies to matter rushing to fill empty space but it also applies to a vacuum created by a seeker.

Contemplate this. The seeker is often filling his mind with facts, knowledge, images, thoughts etc. What happens when he stops, stands still and empties himself of all these things? Think about how a vacuum on planes above the physical can assist with revelation

The first key to understanding this principle is that a vacuum can be created in the non physical worlds and that the effect is similar to what happens in a physical vacuum.

To see or hear a vacuum at work just open a can or bottle of soda. You’ll instantly hear a rush of air going into the container. A partial vacuum created when the soda was bottled causes this. The air was taken out at bottling so the liquid would be exposed to as little oxygen as possible to preserve its freshness. Then, when you pull off the top, the air rushes in to fill up the vacuum.

Now let us apply this to other levels. The seeker wants to know the answers to his questions so he finds all the information that he can and fills his mind with hundreds or thousands of details and facts. Pretty soon he has so many pieces of information in his mind he becomes more confused than he was before. Some of the data conflicts with other parts and information brings up new questions. To solve the dilemma he studies all the more but he seems to have reached a state of saturation and nothing seems to help.

Finally, he gives up and moves on. He fully takes his mind off his pursuit and relaxes for a while. Then after a period of time something magical happens. He is driving down the highway singing a Beatles tune when out of the blue a piece of information from the past comes into his mind. It is not books of data as he previously surrounded himself in but maybe just a single sentence from a million pieces of data. He thinks it strange that a phrase from his past comes back to him on a subject he has put aside, but he finds it interesting and contemplates it. Then an intuitive flash comes before his consciousness and he sees a principle that he has not seen before and understands the knowledge in a light he has not seen before.

Then a few days later the same thing happens again and additional intelligence is distilled upon his being.

Later, this happens a third time. This time he thinks it odd that when he was burning the midnight oil in study nothing much came to him but now he is not even trying he is advancing in understanding as never before.

This is the vacuum principle at work. When the seeker pushes away all the data from his mind he creates a vacuum that seeks to be filled. The vacuum send out magnetic forces that draw the solutions he is looking for.

Other great minds used this principle. This is why many great thinkers are called absent-minded. When Einstein went for a walk he was often so absent in normal thinking that he would come back to reality and not know where he was and had difficulty in finding his way home at times. But on the positive side it was during these periods of absent-mindedness that his greatest inspiration came.

This principle also applies to the seeker and his spiritual progress. At the beginning of the journey along the path it is beneficial for the pilgrim to seek for his personal spiritual progress, but seeking it for yourself will only get you started. The advice of Jesus enunciated the vacuum principle giving us knowledge of how it should apply. He said:

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matt 16:24-25

We could reword this a little with no loss of truth:

If any man will come after me, let him not think of his own progress, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will seek his own progress shall lose it: and whosoever will lose himself in the service of his brethren will find abundant progress and spiritual life. You will be given all the talent you need to be of service.

So by not thinking of your own progress and needs but plunging ahead as if the realms of the spirit are at your disposal you create a vacuum that creates a wind at your back so you make much more progress in the end than you would have if you had concentrated on merely making progress for the benefit of self.

Copyright by J J Dewey 2015

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