God and Illusion

10/12/99

God and Illusion

A reader writes:

“God has not created illusion. We did with our rational mind. Illusion is not but a thought, a wrong thought in the human mind.

“There is not but God in the universe. We as well as every being are God. In that perspective there is nothing but us as there is nothing but God in the universe. However in us as in God is contained all other beings in existence. God is alone and not alone; we are alone and not alone. God is one and many; we are one and many.”

Let us examine the first statement:

“God has not created illusion. We did with our rational mind. Illusion is not but a thought, a wrong thought in the human mind.”

Question: Who created our minds?

Answer: God

Question: Are we one with God in the true reality?

Answer: Yes

Question: Therefore who created the illusion?

Answer: God

Reader: “There is not but God in the universe.”

Therefore, even the illusion which is real to us (who are also one with God and creators with God) would have to be part of the creation and plan of God.

If all things are created by God then the illusion also is his creation and responsibility no matter what anyone has written to the contrary.

Wrong Interpretation?

Reader: Illusion as a wrong interpretation of reality is essentially lack, devoid of truth. God is truth or reality. God does not create lack of anything. No matter how real the wrong thought, illusion, appears to us it is devoid of truth or reality.

JJ: But who is making this wrong interpretation of reality??? Is it not a part of us that is an extension of God and therefore God is making such interpretation?

Besides, I thought that you teach that there is no right or wrong, thus there can be no “wrong” interpretation. If we are all correct why attempt to set us straight???

Reader: “You can say illusion is created by man in duality or even God in duality, but you would be confusing everyone by saying that illusion is created by God or man in oneness.”

JJ: Since everything began with God in oneness then the duality had to spring from God in His oneness. To say that duality was created by something apart from God is to say that there is something else out there that is not God doing some creating. This of course cannot be true for all things come from God even duality, especially duality.

Reader: “Thus when we refer to God we mean God and not God’s manifestation; when we refer to the manifestation of God we mean God’s manifestation and not God.”

JJ: So are you saying that God is not omnipresent but exists in some location apart and separate from manifestation?

Reader: There is no right or wrong in oneness. In separate duality such as our experiences however there is the belief in right or wrong.

JJ: This does not answer my question. My question to you is why do you take positions almost daily on the rightness or wrongness of comments of people in this group when you claim to follow this oneness idea, or do you feel that you have not reached it yet yourself?

Also you did not answer my other question which was:

“But who is making this wrong interpretation of reality??? Is it not a part of us that is an extension of God and therefore God is making such interpretation?”

Let me rephrase it:

Something obviously made or created duality which includes this world and universe in which we find ourselves. You say God did not do it. If God did not do it then something that was not even created by God did it. Who made this “thing” out there that’s running around creating everything playing tricks on us? Now you can’t say it is our minds. But because we, including our minds, are part of God’s creation, this still makes God responsible for it all.

Reader: As duality is from oneness everything that is dual is ultimately from oneness. However illusion, as lack of truth, can only come from duality and not from oneness as the source of all.

JJ: Your second statement here contradicts the first. If duality comes from oneness and illusion from duality then illusion owes its being to the oneness that created duality.

Maybe it is illusion but I have great difficulty in getting a direct answer from you to my questions. Let me repeat my question again:

“My question to you is why do you take positions almost daily on the rightness or wrongness of comments of people on this list when you claim to follow this oneness idea, or do you feel that you have not reached it yet yourself?”

Your non answer was:

“I merely talk about ideas and engage in metaphysical discussions. I have never critically commented on the rightness or wrongness of people’s positions. I have never launched personal attacks or passed negative remarks and I have never talked about what I have achieved.”

JJ: No one is saying you have been critical and I do not think that I have been critical in return. No one has said that you have launched personal attacks and I also hope you have not seen my comments as such. BUT you have taken positions almost daily on the rightness or wrongness of comments of people on this list. This type of judgment of right and wrong is in harmony with my philosophy, but from what you have said it seems to be out of harmony with your own. How do you justify this type of judgment when you seem to teach against it??? From what you have said it would seem to interfere with your focus away from duality.

Reader: “Your reasoning logically leads to the conclusion that since good and evil come from the oneness of God, evil has to directly come from God.”

JJ: All things come from God, including both sides of the duality including evil. I know you’re not big on authority; nevertheless I will quote the Bible which has meaning for some:

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Isaiah 45:7

Thus we see that even the great prophet Isaiah taught that God created evil.

Like I say, if God did not create evil then we have some other being that is not God who is responsible for much (or all) of the creation we see.

Reader: This is simply negating the concept of duality. God and his manifestation are the

primeval duality. From this duality come all dualities of manifested forms. It is essentially correct to say all is God but with some qualification. To say that God, the source of all, acts to create evil or illusion without participation by humans, as is the case, is not speaking with precision and clarity.

JJ: But humans are the “image of God,” or the reflections of God. Jesus point blank stated that we are Gods (See John 10:34). Therefore, whatever we create is a creation for which God is responsible for man and God are one. We are his hands.

Here is my thought on this duality debate. I believe the principle behind it all is illustrated quite accurately in my first chapter of the Molecular Relationship. In the beginning (of this universe) God was a singularity (oneness) which projected Purpose in all directions since there were no directions. Purpose vibrated and created the wavelength. The wavelength in turn created all there is which is evidenced by the explorations of science. Within matter they can find nothing solid, but only smaller and smaller wavelengths. Even a quark is made from them.

In this world we see all things as separate and distinct, but in the higher worlds they are one as the body is one, but with many parts. Within our bodies is one spirit of life and that life is omnipresent throughout the body. Nevertheless the body has many parts. Even though the eye is separate and distinct from one angle, it still shares the same life as does the hand. Therefore when one of my eyes sees correctly it does not see itself as a mere eye, but as the whole. In my case the eye that sees itself as one with my body would not say “I am an eye,” but would say “I am JJ” and I use my uniqueness to see for him which is myself.

When we shift from the angle of vision of seeing ourselves as a separate universe (as Philo in my book) to that of seeing the connectedness and oneness of all life then higher revelation does become possible.

I know that some have probably questioned the wisdom of my spending so much time on this topic, but it seems to come up again and again. Because of this I hope to elucidate it clearly enough now so we can have greater unity and focus in the future.

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Clears and Soul Contact

 

9/2/99

Clears and Soul Contact

Concerning Scientology, a common theme in Hubbard’s writings seems to be a study of the control many have to deal with because of painful experiences and imbedded thoughts.

The Scientologists deal a lot with this concept. L. Ron Hubbard taught that many painful experiences are recorded in the reactive mind (non thinking mind) as engrams. These engrams are like powerful hypnotic suggestions that can exercise great control over the average individual.

The great part is that for a zillion dollars they can remove all your engrams and take you to a super human state they call “clear.” After reading his book on Dianetics you would think a clear could walk on water as well as be as flawlessly logical as Spock from Star Trek.

Some famous people like Tom Cruz, John Travolta and Kirsty Alley are Scientologists, but I first became suspicious of their claims when I met my first clear while I was visiting one of their centers. As we were talking I noticed that the guy was smoking a cigarette so I asked him why someone who is clear would smoke since it does not seem to be a logical thing to do.

He then told me with a straight face that a clear can smoke and not be hurt by it for the bad stuff will just pass through his system.

“I’ll check with you in another thirty years,” I thought to myself.

Even though this guy was obviously in great illusion it is true that the removal of engrams can have some benefit for the astrally polarized person, but what the Scientologists do not realize is that soul consciousness can eliminate most of the problems created by engrams, and the financial cost is zero.

He who has firm soul contact can resister the effects of engrams, prayers, influences and then let them pass through him and dissipate into the ethers.

Any time you do not feel free it is because some knowledge is lacking for “you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free,” as the Master said.

If we ‘seek first the kingdom of God,” as Jesus also said, “then all things will be added.” This includes a release from engrams and all unwanted influences from painful childhood experiences through soul contact.

There seems to be a lot of concern about finding the ideal romantic partner. Travis expressed a healthy attitude about this: “At the moment I’m approaching it such that I will accept it if it happens, but if it doesn’t, oh well I’ll do it later, no rush.”

It seems that many people with this relaxed attitude find what they want faster than he who aggressively seeks it. I would like to emphasize the benefit of this attitude for you do not need a romantic partner to be a full participant in the molecule. In the Kingdom of God no person is denied any participation because of circumstances beyond his control. He can only deny himself because of unwillingness to take needed steps.

It is better to wait and find the right romantic partner than to rush and get the wrong one. If perchance you marry a person of standard interests the chances are that he will fight you tooth and nail to frustrate your participation of spiritual endeavors.

When the time is right a good romantic partner will come into your life. In the meantime, as far as the Molecular Relationship goes, a working non romantic partner will work much better than a spouse who does not support you.

Even though we are not ready to form a working molecule here yet group members without a suitable partner who are interested should be keeping an eye out for a working partner in the group. When a working partner is chosen he or she can be exchanged for another at any time, so you are not making any long term commitment here. In fact, the only commitment you make is to follow the soul together which is basically the commitment of all disciples.

Some working partnerships will turn romantic, others will just stay on a friendship level and still others will not be that harmonious and some rearrangements will be made.

Jean asks:

“J.J, I too have a question for you…what do you think of the “visitations of Mary” as in Medjgorie, Fatima, and Lourdes? How does all of that fit in all this?”

Almost all of the visits of famous spiritual people from the past are illusions created by thoughtforms.

Let us take Mary and Jesus for example. Millions of people at any given moment around the globe are pouring astral energy toward these two entities and these thoughts and feelings sent forth create real images of these two that wander the earth speaking platitudes to whoever catches a glimpse of them with astral vision.

These thoughtforms which can seem real to the beginner do not have the consciousness of the original and will never teach new principles as the real Christ would.

I have met quite a few people who claim to have seen Jesus and I always ask what Jesus said to them. This astral Jesus always speaks in nice sounding phrases that we have heard before like: “be kind to everyone you meet.” “You have a great mission in life.” “The meek will inherit the earth,” or something like that which brings no additional light over what is already in the Bible.

A true master will contact the disciple on the physical or higher mental through telepathy or the science of impression.

We as a group will create thoughtforms of masters, but not be deceived by them for the intentional creation of a thought form of a Master can actually draw the consciousness of the Master into the thoughtform if the group is ready for revelation. Even if the group is not ready group soul energy can vitalize the thoughtform and bring forth some higher knowledge and energy.

The main way to recognize real higher contact is through soul contact. The disciple also needs to look at the quality of the revelation to see if it goes beyond that which could be easily made up by the creative mind.

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The Three Levels of Mastery

 

June 6, 2017

The Three Levels of Mastery

Every once in a while we ought to go back to our religious roots and reach out to our friends there and extend a life saving branch for them to grab to give them a chance to move on to higher ground.

One of the big problems there holding them back is the idea of salvation, for seeking it takes them a step forward and then just leaves them there when they have many more steps to go.

Evangelicals have a particularly easy salvation. All they have to do is accept the right version of Jesus and believe. Then they feel their salvation is secure.

The Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah witnesses and others believe that faith without works is dead and that you need to show both faith and works to achieve salvation.

But even the religions that require works miss out on seeing the big picture and how much we really need to attain in order to secure liberation from this material world that holds us bound.

Among standard Christian religions, perhaps the Mormons have the most hoops to jump through to achieve their end desire of, not only salvation, but exaltation and onwards to the path of becoming gods.

But even here the injunction is the same as many other religions which merely boils down to “obey all the commandments of God.”

For a Mormon this means the member is to obey the Ten Commandments, love your neighbor, obey all the injunctions in the scriptures, pay tithing, secure a temple recommend, and finally whatever the prophet and General Authorities tell you to do.

They go a few steps beyond the “believe and be saved” crowd, but the end result is the same. After they meet all the requirements for the highest heaven they can then relax, thinking their salvation is secure.

The true seeker may at this point ask – what is the real truth here? After I do all I can do to become a good person and obedient follower – am I done? Or is it possible that more will be required?

Indeed there is more and the scriptures highlight an important end result that must be achieved before we are liberated from this lower world so we have the liberty of going “no more out” of the heavenly realms unless we want to.

The end result that must be accomplished is the overcoming of all things. Here are several scriptures from the Bible on this:

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Rev 2:7

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” Rev 2:17

“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.“ Rev 3:5

“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: (does not have to reincarnate) and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” Rev 3:12

“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” Rev 3:21

That last one gives an interesting wording telling us that we must overcome the same way that Christ did and in the one life of which we have a record we see that he accomplished what he did after making a great effort.

Now, the LDS scriptures are in harmony with the Bible here:

“And are priests of the Most High, after the order of Melchizedek, which was after the order of Enoch, which was after the order of the Only Begotten Son. Wherefore, as it is written, they are gods, even the sons of God– Wherefore, all things are theirs, whether life or death, or things present, or things to come, all are theirs and they are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s. And they shall overcome all things.” D&C 76:57-60

“And he who is faithful shall overcome all things” D&C 75:16

“He that is faithful and endureth shall overcome the world.” D&C 63:47

It is interesting that the scriptures place a great emphasis on overcoming, yet you never hear a sermon on the subject. Instead, we are just told to yield to Jesus who did all the overcoming for us.

BUT… that is not what the scriptures say. Instead of just taking the lazy man’s way and letting George or Jesus do it, we are told that we are to follow in the steps of Christ and overcome just as he did.

Now the LDS have a very enlighten scripture that points them in the right direction, yet largely ignored. It reads:

“For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward.

“Verily, I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.

“But he that doeth not anything until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned.” D&C 58:26-29

So here we are clearly told that just obeying commandments like a walking computer program is not enough. There is a power in us that must be accessed of our own free will to bring to pass much righteousness.

So what is it that we must overcome if we are to follow in the footsteps of the Master? To understand perhaps we should examine that which he overcame shortly before his Transfiguration on the Mount.

Let us take a look:

“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

“Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” Matt 4:1-11

These three temptations illustrate three levels of mastery, or overcoming, by Jesus to which each of us must also eventually attain. Few who think they have secured salvation for themselves are close to this necessary accomplishment.

 

The First Level

Let us take a look. The Devil, representing the lower nature of Jesus, first approached him during extreme hunger and suggested he turn stones into bread.

After 40 days without eating it seemed from one angle entirely appropriate to use his divine power to satisfy the physical appetite. Then he realized that more important than satisfying the physical appetite is to feast on the words of God, or the Spirit. The Spirit brings eternal satisfaction whereas that which feeds the physical appetite is temporary and must be fed regularly.

The overcoming represented in this first temptation is the mastery that we must obtain over the physical desires and appetites. Most of the commandments in the scriptures of all religions are centered around guiding the pilgrim toward this mastery.

Religions have a lot of commandments and regulations centered on the sex nature. The basic one is to be faithful to your companion and many seekers face great temptation here when placed in the right circumstances with a very attractive or exciting person.

On top of this many religions have additional restrictions that must be imposed on the sex urge that requires significant self control from the member.

Numerous religions impose additional restrictions on food and drink which are related to the most basic physical desire of all, hunger and thirst.

Mormons command their members to not drink alcohol, tea, coffee or smoke. Others require a vegetarian diet or Islam and the Jews require a restricted diet. Many have some type of fasting or partial fasting days.

These various commandments all guide the seeker towards mastery of the physical appetites, his first great overcoming. This mastery though is not achieved in full by merely obeying outward commandments, but the final overcoming of the appetites occur when the aspiring disciple takes control, through his own initiative, and tests himself until he knows where he is, related to this path.

 

The Second Level

The second level of overcoming is represented in the second temptation:

“Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

So, when the disciple overcomes the appetites and all that appeals to the senses what is next? In most religions that about covers it and the person is ready for salvation, but we see here that this is only the first step. In this account we see that Satan moved on to another category of temptation that places a barrier between the seeker and the real world of Spirit.

To what did the temptation appeal to in Jesus when he considered throwing himself off the pinnacle of the temple for all to see?

Right. His ego. If he jumped from the tallest part of the temple and landed safely for all to see then the people would recognize his greatness and immediately listen to him. Such a demonstration would make his work much easier and it would be uncomplicated to convince people he was the Messiah.

Also his ego would immediately get the praise and recognition that it seemed to deserve.

Note that in this temptation Satan tempted him with the scriptures and a literal interpretation thereof. He need not worry about falling from the temple for angels would protect the Messiah.

Jesus was thus tempted to feed and glorify the ego, the false part of himself rather than focusing on the glory of God. He overcame this deceptive use of scripture with pure reason and a counter scripture:

It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

How would such an act tempt God?

Jesus was promised protection until his mission was completed, but it is contrary to the will of heaven to use spiritual powers to glorify the ego. Therefore this act of self-glorification would put God in an awkward situation. If Jesus jumped from the temple and died it would seem that God could not have fulfilled his promise of protection. On the other hand, if Jesus was saved by the power God, then we have God glorifying the ego which runs contrary to his will.

Jesus jumping from the temple would have placed God in a situation where he would have been tempted to break his own promise. This was indeed a cunning temptation created by the Adversary.

Fortunately, Jesus saw through this deception and refused to place the promises of God in a no win situation.

In doing this he demonstrated mastery of the ego.

Many there are who have mastered the pull of the appetites and give of their money but still have not conquered the ego.

The ego tells us how important we are and that we must take steps to let friends, associates and the world know of our specialness.

Just as Jesus was tempted to let everyone know how special he was through a great miracle the ego of the typical spiritually minded person loves to glorify itself by letting others know how wonderful he is.

Making such an attempt is called a glamour.

These glamours are often very subtle. The seeker may even project a false humility so his ego can receive praise for humility from his peers.

Many glamours clamor for attention among the religious and spiritually minded people . Here are a few out of many:

  • He lets others know that he has been saved.
  • He broadcasts to all who will listen of a special relationship he has with God or Jesus.
  • He lets others know how righteous he is or how much he contributes to the church.
  • He projects the image of having the perfect marriage or family.
  • He broadcasts his spiritual experiences
  • He broadcasts his talents, seeking praise for them.

If you are a good or talented person people will find out about it naturally, but the one who is deceived by glamour will broadcast his virtues and abilities in such a way that the ego is fed which puts a cloud between the seeker and the Spirit of truth.

The true disciple must carefully examine his life and motives and one by one eliminate all the subtle ways that he has been feeding the ego,

His glamours may even be associated with a literal, but wrong interpretation of the scriptures as Jesus was tempted to accept.

It is a very natural thing to want to feel important. The key here is to make important contributions and let them speak for themselves. That will produce the greatest satisfaction. All attempts at self-glorification backfire in the end and the ego’s attempts to broadcast them must be put in its correct place.

The problem with these glamours is that those who are deceived the most by them see them the least and will generally feel they have the ego under control. It often takes a personal revelation before they are all seen and mastered.

 

The Third Level

Those disciples who have mastered the appetites as well as the ego still have a great hurdle to overcome as illustrated by the third temptation:

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” Matt 4:1-11

Students do not understand what it was that supplied the real temptation to Jesus in this situation. Most figure that the obtaining of the kingdoms of the world appealed to his ego – that he was tempted to bask in the glory and praise of the world.

But, he mastered the ego in the second temptation. He who has mastered the ego would not be tempted to be a ruler like Caesar to merely satisfy a feeling of importance.

Once a disciple has mastered the appetites, the pull of matter and the ego his main goal will then be to concentrate on a labor that will be helpful for humanity to progress. What is the most frustrating thing for disciples who feel they have an important message or work to share?

The frustration is that many consider it a huge handicap that they do not have more power in the world to draw attention to their labor. Thoughts go through their minds, such as:

  • Wouldn’t it be great if I won the lottery? Then I would have the time and money to really accomplish something.
  • If I were president or an important leader then I could have the influence to cause people to see truth the way I do.
  • If I knew the right people or had friends in high places then I could really accomplish something.

The seeker who has advanced to this third level could be considered a very fine individual by regular moral standards. He has self-control, is faithful to his companions and beliefs, has overcome the ego and always has good intentions. He doesn’t want power for himself or his ego, but wants it so he can be a more powerful servant to others.

Even so, Jesus did not want to be a Caesar for the glory of the world, but as he contemplated his mission he also gave much thought as to how to go about convincing people he was the true Messiah. After all, there had been many before him who had made such claims. How was he going to succeed in convincing people when others had failed?

Just like many good seekers today want power so they can do good, this direction crossed through the mind of Jesus to the extent that he was tempted by it. And a real temptation it was because he knew he had the power of God with him and the ability to to obtain great power in the kingdoms of the world. He realized he could tread a path that would give him more power than Caesar. Then, of course, he imagined all the good things he could do with that power. With his abilities it would seem that he could manifest the kingdom of God on the earth.

The situation would be like you and me wishing we could be president and make some constructive changes, except in the case of Jesus he really had the ability to obtain great power in the world. This made his temptation much more vivid than the disciple with good intentions daydreaming about desirable circumstances.

What was the flaw that was at the root of this temptation? It was not immorality, the ego or glamour. It was something more subtle. It was caused by a trick that captivates the minds of all people now and then, called illusion.

The temptation came because the mind of Jesus considered that the most logical use of his abilities was to gain power in the world and then use that power for good.

Fortunately, after contemplating the options Jesus saw the truth behind this illusion.

He realized that a Caesar would not attract the true spiritually minded people that he would need. Secondly, he would establish a base of power that would eventually be taken over by others and corrupted. Thirdly Jesus would loose some of his focus on the power of the Spirit by pursuing earthly power.

He rejected the illusion and decided to place all his focus on the realm of Spirit and that if he did this his mission would be successful.

We as seekers of a higher way are also beset with many illusions. They are like blind spots to disciples and very difficult to see until the ego is mastered. When the ego is mastered the person will draw in additional light that is thrown upon all his thinking. Through contemplation he will unravel illusion after illusion until he can finally see truth as it is.

Two people who have overcome these three temptations will see eye to eye on all basic principles.

Is this the end of the journey then?

No. It is just the beginning of a greater one where the disciple finds there is still much more to overcome on many different levels. Remember that overcoming these three temptations was the beginning, not the end of the mission of Christ.

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McCall Gathering, 2007, Part 22

This entry is part 22 of 54 in the series McCall Gathering 2007

A Unique Universe

Audience: I have a theory, in the mental health field there is a diagnosis called sociopath, my theory has been that the sociopath is not connected with their golden thread anymore and they have completely severed their connection and are no longer connected to the collective consciousness of human beings and that is why they are able to commit their atrocities. If this theory is correct than is that a sign that they are on the dark path or are they truly a dark brother walking amongst us?

JJ: It could be except a sociopath often lacks an understanding of what they are doing and it is more of an illness. I think some of them still have the thread that will eventually be re-established. A person can be temporarily be disconnected from the soul for a lifetime and then re-establish the connection in a future life. What makes a dark brother different is that he sees the two paths for he has to be a fairly advanced soul before he can even choose the dark path, Like Hitler chose the dark path and he was a very intelligent person, a second degree initiate, so he was fairly high there.

He had the birth of the Christ within at one time in his past and he had worked to overcome glamour and then he misused the plane of the mind and that is why he used the mind to teach the Nazis to overlook all compassion. Do not have compassion for these people because that will be our downfall, and so the whole of Nazism operated on the ideal of no compassion. The true dark brother chooses the path and he knows what he is doing and Hitler knew what he was doing. A typical sociopath is not advanced enough to make the choice necessary to be a dark brother and must be healed and come back several times before he can even make the choice.

Audience Larry: On the life of the soul, you wrote an article on someone who really did not have a life living in primitive circumstances.

JJ: Was that the book I started and never finished on the progression of the soul from self-consciousness to initiation?

Audience Larry: Yes it was on the progression of the soul and I would like you to finish that one. My point is that everyone at some point is very early in the life of the soul, and at that point they are almost like the sociopath and have little empathy or sympathy for anyone, they are like a very young child that does not understand these things yet. They could hurt someone and laugh because they have no concept of these situations. Some of these people we call sociopaths, evil or whatever, they will come along and if they want something then they will kill someone and take it not thinking about it. A lot of times this person is far down on the evolutionary scale,

Audience member: Yes but their intelligence is high.

Audience Larry: Yes their intelligence is high but intelligence is not sympathy or empathy and those are learned through experiencing life.

JJ: And this is an interesting point, all of us go through a period of extreme selfishness that lasts for a number of lifetimes in our evolution. If you are not selfish now then you probably were in a past series of previous lifetimes. What this process of selfishness teaches us is that selfishness does not bring us happiness. So we have to go through selfishness until we reach the bottom of selfishness and then when we reach that point we have to ask ourselves the question of do I want to continue on this path and is this working for me? Some people will go off the path and then come back on and it is very difficult to get off the path of selfishness but most of us accomplish this after many struggles.

Audience: Some people refer to the selfish nature as the reptilian part of your brain.

JJ: Many seekers, when they see someone in that mode they will say that they are on the dark side. Most of these people are not on the dark side, but are going through that selfish point in their evolution and they will eventually come back around to the path of light and group consciousness.

Audience: Most people do learn when they experience pain and suffering and begin to pick up empathy but some other people instead of picking up empathy say that they have just not perfected their focus to get what they want.

JJ: That is a good point, they will say that they are just not selfish enough and I have to use my selfishness with more ingenuity and I will be happy. Then there are those who go off the path of selfishness like Hitler and move up to the second initiation and the selfishness was never completely conquered in his mind. He read all kinds of philosophies and developed a mental philosophy in his mind that pure selfishness was the answer to what he needed to accomplish and so he did everything he could to undermine all the work of the soul.

Audience: I have a difficult question to ask. So we have these forms, our physical, emotional and mental forms which are all surrounded by illusion, but then we have the eternal essence of ourselves which is the power of choice. It is our agency to decide, and our soul and in that realm is our reality yet for some reason that is the enduring part of us but we only have a strand or golden thread to it. We talk about the selfishness of people and that ultimately the soul will reach out and bring us back. If that is our essence and who we truly are then why is it that we have such a difficult time removing or casting off the illusions and contacting our true self? You talk about selfishness and the soul is always reaching out to them and trying to bring them back. Why is the link so fragile and why is it not the rushing of waters because that is really who we are.

JJ: Do you play the piano?

Audience: Just a little bit.

JJ: Tell me something you cannot do. Tell me something that you could not do at all if someone asked you to.

Audience: Calculus

JJ: You have within you the seed of intelligence to be an Einstein in calculus. But you have never done it before. So you just cannot come and have the calculus thread connected which can give you the ability to be a master of it. This can just not happen overnight because you have not mastered calculus in all your history of past lives – so you are starting fresh but within you have the seed for being an Einstein in math. If you decide that you want to make that connection with yourself that will cause you to develop all these abilities and it will take a period of time to master, but if you put your attention on it you will accomplish it.

Now it is true we have a connection with God that has unlimited potential, but the spark of God has never come down mastered through you in physical existence, so you are like a baby just learning here and it takes a long period of time for us to go from scratch in our learning to mastering everything. The spark is within and has potential for us to do anything we decide to do and be anything we decide to be but we have never done this before. It is like in the Book of Revelation; it says “I create a new heaven and a new Earth behold I do all things new.”

That which has never been before will be called into being. In other words, the life of God through us and through the universe is to always be doing new things. Concerning this universe that we are in now – there has never been a universe like it in the history of eternity.

This is a universe that is unlike any others and there have probably been billions of them in existence in the past. This one is totally different, and why is it different? It is new because the life of God wants new challenges, and that is what gives us joy – having challenges and mastering them.

Visualize God when He created this universe and He thought, well the last universe I mastered was tough but was fun to do. I did not think I was going to get out of that one because it was a really difficult but now I have mastered it and I cannot do the same thing over so I am going to create a more complex one and this one is going to be even harder to master. I have to let the old one go and then create a new universe all over again.

So each time God creates a new universe He does it with additional complications to make it interesting. When we play a game do we want to play a game where we win all the time? Monopoly is a great game because it has tremendous pitfalls. You can loose everything in one move and then in another move you can gain everything and it is really a good example of how life works. Life is like this. So God created this universe and you are part of the creation. Your job is to come down and enliven the spark of God within you and master everything within your sphere and what you are doing is different than any other being in the entire universe; your problems are unique to you.

As each one of us look over our lives we can all see this. No one has lived a life exactly like I have lived, thank God, and nobody has live life exactly the way that Susan has lived. We all have our complications and it is our job to solve them and solving them is what makes life interesting. We do not want to play a game unless there is tension. The greatest game that the Boise State Broncos played was the Fiesta Bowl in 2007. How many of you saw this? You saw it Larry. That was a pretty good game, wasn’t it?

There we were, the underdog and we had never played a team of this caliber before and there were on national TV and were ahead by several touchdowns and then we had a fluke turnover happen and got behind and it looked like we had lost the game. Then in the last 20 seconds we scored a touchdown that took the game into overtime. The overtime lead to a two-point conversion and by hook and lateral play, a very inventive play and we pulled it off. At a tremendous risk pulled the victory out of the hat and I will tell you Boise has never been so thrilled, the whole city was celebrating! Those guys came home and they were like the biggest heroes you had ever seen. We not only beat Oklahoma, but we beat them in the last 20 seconds! That point of tension caused everyone in Boise to feel good about their life for a month or two. If you met someone in a grocery store they would go, oh did you see that game? Go Broncos! Even people that did like football were excited.

It was a great game because it was tough, it was really hard. John Kennedy said, we were going to moon, not because it is easy but because it is hard. You do not hear a politician make that statement anymore. If Bush were to say that now than people would look at him and say, you know that Bush was as stupid as I thought he was. But Kennedy said this in a way that got to us and when we landed on the moon we were celebrating! It was like Boise winning that Fiesta Bowl, it was a great feeling!

Audience: I do not know Tyler if this might shed some light on what you asked but I have been thinking about what you said and I have had one or two experiences where I felt like I was really connected to something higher spiritually and you asked why is our connection so tenuous and why is it not like a rushing water. I really think that at least for me and where I am at right now that if I had a really strong continuous connection with that spirit, it would almost take away my ability to have free will because it is so overpowering, it is so,

Audience member: It would be so easy to just sit there and wallow in it and enjoy it.

Audience: Exactly, I think it would take away my ability to make decisions because I would be overwhelmed with the pure joy and delight of it, so maybe that is the reason that our connection is tenuous because if it were not than our ability to experience and grow and make decisions and do all the things that we are here to do would be some how overpowered by that.

Audience: I think it is like when baby is born and grows and begins to use muscles and build them up. Our spiritual connection is like a muscle and the more you use it the stronger it gets. The stronger it gets the more you begin to know the joy of that muscle and all that it can do and I think that through free will we choose to build the muscle and when not, and as you get stronger and stronger you find that you do not have to work out all the time and you balance that. I think it is the same thing with spirit, it builds like a muscle and just like you get to the point where you want you physical body in good shape you want your spiritual connection to be solid, continuous and always present because that way it becomes who you are just like your muscles in your body become the machinery that you are working in. You can fine-tune your machine so that it is not holding you back from doing what you want it to do. In turn allowing you more freedom to do more and grow and the time, attention and focus is what allows that allows that growth to take place.

JJ: Yes and when it does take place then you feel a really great sense of accomplishment and if it were easy than you would not feel this sense of accomplishment.

Audience: And you get so used to it that it becomes a part of you are that is it is turned off or shuts down then you feel alone and lonely because you are used to having that connection and it becomes who you are.

Audience: The nature of all this as I understand it is to master the spirit in the physical, to bring the duality into one eventually and thus completing one task so that we may take on another.

JJ: Master the spirit and conquer the flesh so to speak.

Audience: This is a good teaching environment.

Audience: maybe God knows that we are more capable of what we are than we do and pushes us to achieve more.

Audience: If you want to teach somebody something you want the right environment for him or her so that they can teach through trial and error from experiencing the lesson first hand master the ability to the greatest extent that they can. And so if we had an environment that was easy then how would we master anything and how much growth would take place? If we have an environment that is complex and with multiple choices and multiple sides of illusion so that the more choices we have then the more diversity and discernment and choice, the chances that we are given so that we can get good at it, the environment has to be conducive so that we get the maximum learning potential from it. What we came to learn was not easy so why would we have an easy environment to do it in.

JJ: It is a little bit like basic training. You could say that we are in basic training right now. Basic training is hard so that you will be successful in the end.

Audience: Why call it hard? Just try to understand it. Just simply understand that there is this difference.

JJ: In basic training if you understand it, it still hurts.

Audience: Laughter. It is like you said earlier, God made it hard on purpose, and if I understand you correctly that He has made this so hard that there is the potential that He will not win at this game.

JJ: Yes, He can lose a number of times but the Spirit is eternal and eventually finds a way to succeed. The more difficult it is the more driven we become.

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Maya, Glamour and Illusion

141

Jan 4, 1999

Maya, Glamour and Illusion

What is the difference between glamour and illusion? What is the difference in the way that illusion and glamour keep us from the truth?

A tip or two picked up here and rightly incorporated may save as many as a half dozen lives on the way to liberation. Even saving five years of wasted time should warrant some attention. Then every once in a while a person takes the dark path and throws away approximately 1000 lifetimes and the pralaya between creations. When the Dark Brother chooses his path he does so in full awareness making a definite decision, so if you or anyone you know still has even the slightest desire to help your brother or sister then you have not committed the unpardonable sin.

We know that Hitler was greatly deceived. Was he fooled by all three deceptions, two of them or just one? Pick the deception that you think caused him the greatest problem and tell us why this is so.

As we enter into areas of new understanding we enter into the possibility of inner joy through learning which can actually verified by the soul, On the other hand, we also approach a field where there can be inner resistance and some new terms which may seem complicated at first, but later will make all things clearer.

When I started teaching here I considered the most important thing I could share with the group. The answer was easy. That is anything I could do to enhance and clarify the soul contact of others would be a valuable service. Actually presenting a teaching that may stimulate that contact is the difficult part.

The three deceptions are not that complicated. It is important, however, that you understand them well enough so you can explain them in your own words without quoting some other teaching.

The first is Maya and you must pass through this deception before you can go on to the second which is glamour. Then you must pass through glamour before you can unravel deception.

Maya is distortion caused by the pull of matter, which matter has a magnetic pull on us in a direction away from the Christ consciousness. All the carnal sins mentioned in the scriptures are associated with this first deception and the commandments given to us (the Ten Commandments, for instance) through prophets are for the purpose of giving us the discipline over Maya so we can center our consciousness on the next step.

The most important function of the churches of the world is to teach infant seekers the discipline to control their physical impulses so they are directed toward an intelligent end.

Now the churches a are not very intelligent teachers because their ministers only have a vague idea of the true course they are supposed to be presenting, but the wise student will also learn directly from the scriptures where the church directs their attention. Thus the good students learn their lessons and eventually graduate despite the clumsy teachers

Those who overcome Maya have basically learned to direct their physical impulses and appetites toward a constructive and harmless end. Among other things they learn the correct use of sexual energy, diet, taking good care of the body and the management of some stress.

Glamour

The second obstacle: Glamour. Glamour could be defined as an emotional energy used by the ego to inflate a feeling of self-importance we have about a thought process or activity we are engaged in.

Let us say, for instance, that we as members of this group started feeling an inflated importance merely because we are fortunate enough to be here. Maybe we discuss philosophy with outsiders or new members and we automatically feel superior because of our special knowledge. This is a glamour and I am happy to say that if the group is displaying any glamour as of late it is the “glamour of being on the lowest rung of the ladder.”

Your postings remind me of a parable of Jesus:

And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 14:7-11

It sounds like most of you deserve to be exalted for your humility.

Keep vigilant though there is the glamour of false humility, but I do not detect that among you.

The third deception is illusion and is the most difficult to grasp because only more advanced humanity are even able to reach this deception and have power to analyze it and destroy it. Much that has been pinpointed by the group as an illusion is really a glamour. An illusion is an incorrect idea or premise at the foundation of a belief system and can trap some very intelligent people.

An illusion held by fundamentalists Christians is that God made the earth in six days and the age of the earth is around 6000 years. If you go to their web pages you will see some extremely intelligent reasoning beginning with and using this premise. They even have an interesting explanation as to how light from galaxies 13 billion light years away got here in less than six thousand years. This illusion they are in colors every piece of science that is presented to them so they cannot see the truth of many things in certain areas.

Take them away from their illusion and place them in a situation non-religious or non scientific like business and they do just as well as the next guy. This is because their illusion does not usually carry over to business and here they allow themselves to use common sense.

The average Creationist is attracted to their illusion because of glamour which sustains the mark of the Beast. To unravel this illusion they must dispel the fog of glamour and eventually see the illusion which is the foundation of their problem.

Illusion

To believe only in the Brotherhood of Light and not the Dark Brothers is to believe you can clap with one hand.

Just as the appearance of Christ, Buddha and other teachers is evidence of a Brotherhood of Light so too is the appearance of Hitler, Stalin and Nero evidence of the Dark ones.

Dark Brothers have definitely appeared in history and when they have died they did not go into extinction. They went unto their own place with their own kind and continue to work on the side of selfishness.

It is dangerous to think we can stay positive by avoiding discussions about negative energies and people. He who denies the existence of a truth on the negative side creates a vacuum that draws the darkness unto him. Darkness is always dispelled by shining light upon it. When we discuss the Dark Brothers in the light of day and shine the light of truth upon them we destroy their power.

If one overcomes Maya that does not mean he ceases to enjoy good food, sex and rock and roll. But it does mean that he is the master of this energy and the energy is not the master of him.

If there were some purpose to abstain from sex for three years, fast for a week or change diet for then one who has overcome Maya could do this. If there is no reason to abstain then he would be privileged to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh as much as the next guy as long as the principle of harmlessness is followed.

A person may have basically overcome Maya on one life and then slip back into its trap in another. Cigarettes are an example of one of the most powerful forces of Maya. If you can quit smoking after having the habit for years the rest of Maya should be downhill for you.

The solving of illusion holds the key to placing Maya and glamour in their right place and not the other way around.

It is true that Hitler manipulated the forces of Maya and glamour to further his purposes, but that does not mean he was deceived by them.

Hitler was a strict vegetarian, did not smoke, and believed in sexual purity, solid family relationships. He was a master of Maya as well as mayhem.

It is true he had a great temper and strong solar plexus activity, but so too do the advanced brothers of light have powerful forces to deal with in all the lower centers. Thus this is not a sign that Hitler had glamours.

His followers had tremendous glamour and Hitler consciously manipulated glamour among his people, but many of the glamours that affect the regular guy had little pull on him.

That leaves one deception left illusion. What illusion caused Hitler to fight against the Jews? What illusion caused him to start the War?

I will say this. Hitler’s self-deception was founded in the various philosophies which he adopted. Some were from the Bible, some were directly revealed from the Dark Brothers, some from esoteric writings, some from Nietzche and some from his own reflection.

Hitler did not hate the Jews on a personal level so much as he intellectually concluded that the Jewish race as a whole was evil and the earth would be much better off without them. To him it was like killing a cancer to save the body.

Some of the Aryan Nations groups have a philosophy toward the Jews very similar to Hitler’s and even think of him as a hero right up there with Jesus.

They believe that the deadly wound of the Beast that was healed when Hitler made war on the Jews and lost.

All this is great illusion, but illusion is logical to those caught in it and the only way to expose it is to understand it.

Again I ask -what Philosophy could Hitler possibly have had that would have made him think the Jews were the Satan of the World?

Hint: Revelations 3:9

Some may question the use of Hitler as an example of illusion but Hitler is a great example of a dangerous illusion. A good illusion is more dangerous than glamour for the masses never understand it.

A reader asked, “What good does it do us on this list to expose the illusion Hitler was under? In what way are we going to be better for understanding Hitler’s illusion?”

Answer: To my knowledge the principle of illusion has never been explained so average seekers can understand it, yet it is the final block to full soul contact. If I can lead just one person to greater contact then that produces a tremendous benefit because each person who reaches this level influences many people for good.

“Are there other examples not quite as outrageous as Hitler that we might be able to understand just as well?”

Answer: The advantage of using Hitler is that all in the group are somewhat familiar with him and we all agree he was a bad guy who was deceived. If I were to use either Bill Clinton or Newt Gingrich as an example of illusion then I would get half the list irritated at me and many would close their minds. The problem is that any illusion we unravel will strike a nerve in about half the people so it is best to use an example that we all at least agree to be against.

To find an example of illusion that creates great harm to illustrate its dangers and identify its reality you have to pick on a person of fairly high evolution who furthered the cause of the left hand path and there are not many who are well known that we can choose from. Someone like Jimmy Swaggart, for example, was deceived mostly by glamour and would not be a good example. Many who you may think to be examples of illusion are merely examples of Maya and glamour.

“Where is all this leading us to?”

This is leading to an understanding what glamour and illusion are and the difference between the two so the seekers can begin to unravel the deception in their own lives and open the door to greater inflow of soul energy and receive greater understanding. This is crucial to our totally eliminating the mark of the Beast in our lives.

I was asked about soulless people.

I believe that what some of you are calling soulless people are in two categories:

(1) Those who have rejected the soul and thus receive little or no spiritual energy in their lives. These people are usually of the very selfish type.

(2) Those who have taken too many drugs, have a great illness or accident and thus the soul energy withdraws a large portion of consciousness. The person’s soul still exists, but the higher self has withdrawn to its own plane.

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The Search for Unity

This entry is part 14 of 34 in the series 2011C

Blayne basically ponders this thought:
There are about 7 billion people in the world yet after all this time there just doesn’t seem to be 24 people on the planet who have enough soul contact to create the unity to forge even one molecule. He has received a taste of what spiritual unity feels like and it seems frustrating that there does not seem to be people available for the consistent unity required of a working molecule. Is there any hope for this generation or is the day of spiritual power yet a hundred years or more in the future?

JJ
I share your frustration. I first received the revelation on the Molecular Relationship around 1979 and have been searching for the first 24 ever since. Like you, when I found good prospects for unity, a dark force seemed to enter the picture and hamper progress.

Even with all the difficulties I am convinced that there is enough good people out there to not form one molecule, but many of them. One of the problems is this. Some of the most advanced souls out there have very strong belief systems and when others in a group veer off from that, unity becomes difficult, if not impossible. It may be quite possible that a number of those in the first molecule may not be that advanced in learning and thus not have their minds cluttered up with too much data to prevent unity.

Of course, it would be most desirable to have all 24 be advanced souls who can tune into the soul at the drop of a hat to solve the differences that arise, but this is the type of disciple that is sadly rare in this present world.

Let me give you an example concerning one of our most cherished and beloved members who passed away a few years ago. I’m talking about Glenys.

Glenys was very enthused about the teachings and the prospects of being in a molecule, or creating one. Everyone on the group admired her and many felt that if there was anyone that was prepared to join a molecule then it was her. In addition she was a devoted student of the Alice A. Bailey writings and other metaphysical works.

She not only posted regularly but wrote me privately quite often. In one of her letters she informed me that her best friend had taken ill and was in danger of dying. She felt that she would be devastated if she lost her and told me that after much meditation she was sure she would recover and asked me to tune into her and see what I would receive – hoping I could add some energy to her recovery.

I did my best to comply and was somewhat surprised to receive a message through my soul that her friend’s time had come – that she had work to do on the other side. I get messages like this now and then but often I get nothing one way or another so don’t expect me to produce physic impressions on demand. I have found though that when I do get a message that there is some greater purpose than the mere information involved.

I debated over whether to tell Glenys and then decided to do so. I told her that I had received a message that her friend would be taken and the best thing to do was to make her passing as pleasant as possible and prepare herself for the loss in the physical. I then told her that her friend would still be close to her spiritually if she tuned in to her.

She was then somewhat upset with me and insisted my message was wrong for she had received a message that it was her friend’s destiny to live.

Unfortunately, a few weeks later her friend died. I did my best to console her and in midst of the exchange of private emails I received the reason I had been told of her friend’s impending death. I then explained it to her. I told her that the reason I had been given such a jolting revelation was to get her attention and establish me as an earned authority in her independent mind. This was necessary because the time would come in the not too distant future that she would doubt me again. I told her that when this time comes that I would remind her that she was wrong about her friend and should have considered my words. I told her the next time we have a similar disagreement it will be important that she consider what I say and verify it through the soul.

I had no idea what conflict was coming that this set the stage for, but I knew something was on its way.

I did not have to wait for long as a short time later Glenys developed cancer, starting in her sinus area. This time I didn’t get any impression as to whether she would live or die but did my best to offer her encouragement. All the Keys members were very concerned for her and sent her their prayers but she slowly got worse.

Then, one day she sent me an email asking for my opinion as to the root cause of her cancer and what she could do.

I contemplated the answer and received an impression and sensed that the answer was not something she wanted to hear. I wrote her back and told her I was reluctant to give her my answer for she may not like it.

She basically told me she was a big girl and could handle anything I would dish out.

I wrote her again and told her I would only give her my answer if she would assure me she would look at it dispassionately and not take offense.

She assured me that would be no problem.

I then wrote her back and explained as honestly and clearly as I could that the core problem that caused her cancer was a martyr complex that caused negative suppressed feelings to take root and express themselves as cancer. If she wanted to be cured she had to search herself with all honesty and find the cause of the martyr feeling, face it and remove it. I told her this would be difficult because denial is usually involved and she probably does not see this in herself. It would take all her strength in keeping her mind steady in the light to accomplish this.

I anticipated this answer would be difficult for her to take but not the intensity. She responded with extreme outrage. I can’t remember the exact words but the message was something like this:

How dare you accuse me of having a martyr complex! I am about a million miles away from this and everyone who knows me is aware of this except you. Where you got such an idea is a mystery indeed. And I do not suppress emotion – I let people know exactly what I feel.

She went on and on and I got the impression that she wanted an apology from me if our friendship were to continue.

After several heated exchanges I then wrote her back and reminded her about the reason I received the correct impression about her friend. I reviewed with her about my prediction that something would occur where it would be important to trust me as an earned authority. I then told her this was the time.

Unfortunately this reminder had no positive effect. Next I received a very angry letter from her boyfriend. He told me that I had made Glenys extremely upset and this was a very heartless thing for me to do to someone as ill as she was. I was just making her worse and should cease even contacting her.

His tone was so angry that I was glad he lived in New Zealand – too far for physical contact.

We didn’t communicate much after that though she did keep me updated until the end which came a few months later.

I write this not to diminish Glenys who we all loved but in an attempt to derive some good out of the awkward situation. She was indeed an evolved soul, yet with all her aspirations, knowledge and keen mind she could not harmonize with me through the soul.

And why was that?

Not because she couldn’t, but because she would not consider that she may have been wrong. This created a blockage that would not allow her mind to verify my words through the soul, even though the Powers-That-Be provided a witness in preparation for her test.

Blayne writes:
Here is one of the problems as I see it. There is a fine line between seeing one as an earned authority and blind trust. Myself for instance I do not have reliable enough soul that I trust enough to be able to see eye to eye on all things. So I am wary of falling into a blind trust over something just for the sake of unity which is not real unity anyway and will not last. Therefore I require a certain amount of facts and evidence etc. and things to make sense and if that does not satisfy me I will not change my stance. Now this is where a real strong soul impression could make a difference. So it really seems to boil down to reliable soul contact being the issue.

JJ
You have very accurately described the problem the disciple has as he develops his mind and reasoning powers. We just talked about the problem that Glenys had which involved keeping the emotional body at peace, but the mental makeup also presents a tremendous challenge. It was accurately described by DK when he stated the “the mind is the slayer of the real.”

Let is first talk about the problems with the emotional self of the disciple as he treads the path toward unity. To illustrate the problem let us suppose we are observing two students who are strong seekers but still strongly influenced by their emotional bodies. These we will call students A and B.

These two find two different teachers. The first teacher is very deceptive, manipulative and many of his teachings are full of illusion. However, within these teachings are morsels of truth that cause some sincere students to gravitate to him.

The second teacher is an initiate with reliable soul contact. Of course, no one is perfect but his teachings are inspired, have true principles and touch the soul. His teachings basically lead students in the right direction.

We will call these two Teachers A and B.

Student A is captivated by Teacher A. Because his teachings seem harmonious to his emotional body he doesn’t use the mind to question or discern the flaws. Student A finds others like himself in the group and they unite in support and are willing to do anything asked of them without questioning.

There is great unity in the group. They raise money, begin projects, sing songs and seem happy as they press forward. The group grows but because of many flaws in the foundation teachings very little is accomplished that will further any type of constructive progress.

Then one day Teacher A criticizes Student A in a way that feels wrong to him. He tries to shrug it off but then the next time he hears him teach he finds himself questioning and analyzing the words much more than before. It isn’t long before he sees gaping holes in the teachings. He openly questions the truth of the teacher’s words and the teacher now lashes out and condemns him.

Now the student’s feelings are really hurt and he finds fault with most everything the teacher says – many things that he previously though were true and wonderful. He leaves the group and becomes an outspoken critic of the teacher he once adored.

Student B is at a similar stage of spiritual evolution as Student A but he has the good fortune to become involved with a true teacher – Teacher B. His journey with the true teacher is very similar to Student A’s with the deceptive one. He becomes enthused, supportive and willing to do most anything asked of him. He finds himself sharing unity with others like himself but is disturbed by some of the mental types who demand proof, reasoning and logic. Teacher A didn’t allow dissent so he didn’t have this questioning to deal with. These mental ones want all the pieces to fit together before they accept the teacher and support him 100%. This student often finds he is in conflict with a couple of these doubting Thomases.

Then one day this student has a heated argument with a mental type and the teacher seems to side with him. Now student B is offended and from that point on looks at the teachings that come forth with a jaundice eye. Suddenly it appears that the teacher has lost his light and is now fallen like Lucifer of old.

He now questions everything the teacher says. This teacher though does not lash out but patiently tries to explain things to him and attempts to nudge him back toward the soul where he can verify the truth of things.

What Student B hears though is a criticism that he is not good enough the way he is. He becomes very upset and quits the group. He also becomes an outspoken critic of his group and teacher.

It is interesting that these two students had two very different teachers, but the end result of the two was very similar. Student B has an apparent advantage of having some true principles planted in him. This will be an advantage if he is true to them. On the other hand, it will be a great disadvantage if he is not but continues to rebel against the light because he holds on to negative feelings and does not let them go.

Our next illustration involves the more left-brain seekers or the mental types.

We have the same teachers, A & B, but instead of two students we’ll use just one, Student C. He relies mostly on mind but has had some soul contact.

Student C is invited by an emotionally polarized friend to come to a class taught by Teacher A who mixes much illusion with some truth, but presents himself with great emotional vigor which gives the illusion that he knows what he is talking about.

After a couple hours in the teacher’s class this student is somewhat perplexed as to why his friend is so enamored with this guy. He said a couple of things that made some sense, but several others that he was sure were incorrect. He mentions these flaws to his friend and was surprised that they completely went over his head even though they should have been obvious. Instead, his friend defended his teacher by claiming that the real truth cannot be proven in black and white and the teacher has insights not available to the rest of us. Basically, he was telling Student C to have faith in the teacher or to recognize the unearned authority of the Beast.

He went back a second time at the insistence of his friend and this time he was more impressed. The teacher taught around an illusion for the whole class period, but it was an illusion held on to dearly by Student C. Because the student had an error in his belief system through an unresolved illusion the teacher seemed to make sense this time and he attended regularly for a while. He aggravated the teacher though when he questioned him openly on some flawed details on various subjects. Finally, the teacher couldn’t take it any more and lashed out and belittled the student in front of the whole class.

The student had the mental composure to not react in kind but to merely defend himself with logic and then left the class no longer to return. His controlled reaction made the teacher look small in some eyes, but most held the student at fault for the conflict rather than the teacher.

Student C did not hold a grievance nor become an enemy to Teacher A but did not hold back giving a frank opinion when his name came up in conversation.

This student was then invited by another friend to attend a class given by Teacher B who has a high degree of soul contact and accuracy.

During the class everything the teacher spoke of made sense to the student and the members of the class also seemed intelligent as well as friendly. He thought he had found his long sought for place that seemed like home.

As the classes continued Student C felt that he could just not accept everything without question so he let his critical filters remain open. Most teachings made sense but there were others he was not sure about and several errors he thought he spotted. After his last experience he was a little reluctant to challenge the teacher, but finally he thought he must.

He openly challenged the teacher in class and was impressed that the teacher did not lash out or avoid answering the question. Instead, he calmly answered questions and defended his point of view with good reasoning and data. Some of the answers caused the student to reconsider his opinion, but others did not alter his view.

Even though this student did not agree with everything being taught he figured he had found the best game in town and decided to continue attending. After all, he was learning some new things and there’s probably no one on earth who agrees with him on everything.

Then one day a real conflict emerged. The teacher gave a class centered on Student C’s illusion. This was the illusion that Teacher A had embraced and was about the only thing the student liked about his teachings.

Teacher B saw through the illusion and taught the truth as seen through the eyes of the soul.

Because this was a cherished illusion held by the student an immediate red flag went up. He was a logical person, but on this subject his reasoning began with the assumption that his illusion was correct. He had not examined his illusion closely enough and with enough dispassion to resolve it.

This seemingly illogical teaching affected his emotions quite strongly and it took a lot of self-control on his part to maintain his normal composure. He immediately challenged the teacher in no uncertain terms and the teacher responded with as clear reasoning as he could present.

Over the next couple classes the two went back and forth numerous times with neither one convincing the other. The reaction of the students in the class was interesting. A few held on to the same illusion as Student C agreed with him and were also sure the teacher had gone astray on this point, except for one with some reservations.

The rest of the class was divided into two categories. Part of them were somewhat familiar with the illusion-based subject, but had not put enough attention on it to have strong opinions or to have embraced the illusion. Some had been mildly disposed to the illusion and some against but it was not a dogma with them – they were not entrapped by the illusion. The other part of the group had paid little attention to this subject and hadn’t given it much thought in life. They did not have enough information planted in their brain about the subject to have been trapped by the illusion.

After hearing the dialog between their teacher and Student C every single person that had not embraced the illusion sided with the teacher and could find no flaw in his reasoning, nor could they find any conflict with their own soul contact.

On the other hand, those who embraced the illusion had great difficulty in even registering the possibility they could be wrong. Even though they had respect for the teacher they could not even consider that he could have been right on this subject. They believed that their conclusions harmonized with their souls so it never occurred to them to check anew, as if they were a little child, starting fresh. Their opinion registered strongly with their emotional bodies but they would not concede they had never received soul confirmation on the subject.

And one more thing added to the confusion of those caught by the illusion. To understand the subject around the illusion one had to comprehend a number of different principles. These students correctly saw a couple of the principles involved and had received some soul contact concerning them. This caused them to be completely sure they were correct on the whole matter and refused to openly consult with their souls on the whole of the matter as taught by the teacher.

After the class exhausted all the points of the debate the two groups were beside themselves. Those caught in the illusion filtered their reasoning through the illusion and couldn’t for the life of them see why they could not convince even one person who had not believed as they did. Similarly, the other members could not understand why Student C and his few dissenters could not see what appeared to them to be the obvious truth.

The end result was that Student C became very discouraged with the teacher and began to wonder how many other errors he made that he may have overlooked. He absolutely could not wholeheartedly support any group goal that embraced the teacher’s views on this subject.

He thus had a powerful debate within himself as to whether to stay or to leave the group. After much thought he decided to stay for despite this problem, this was still the highest light he could find with which to associate.

Two others who thought as himself though took different routes. The first left the group in disgust and sought to fellowship with others who embraced the illusion.

The other one was approaching the Third Initiation and, after some time, had an epiphany. He reflected on the teacher’s words and examined his own core long held beliefs for flaws. After much soul reflection his mind, in harmony with spirit, instantly saw a greater picture and the illusion dissolved just as does the midst with the morning sun. That which was not seen before was now seen. Now the greatest mystery in his mind was why it had been so difficult for him to see it.

This student went on to be the greatest defender of the true principles as taught by the teacher as well as others that he saw for himself that was taught him by no man.

These examples paint a picture that illustrate to us the difficulty in creating a united group without violating free will. Let us list a few of the areas that cause separateness and prevent unity.

Unity problems arising from the emotional body.

(1) Any criticism or correction real or imagined can cause the aspirant to withdraw support or become negative.

(2) A feeling by the seeker that other members of the group are not doing their share.

(3) Any type of irritation toward the teacher or members of the group.

(4) Impatience because of apparent imperfection in the group.

(5) Any glamour held by the seeker can produce separateness, especially one that causes him to see himself as more spiritually evolved than he is. A feeling of superiority is a great hindrance to unity.

Unity Problems centered on the mind.

(1) The big problem originating from the mind is illusion. If the seeker sees a thing as true that is not true then he will oppose the real truth on the subject when it is presented. Because the soul always takes the side of real truth he will have much difficulty in uniting with a group that seems to be in error when it is not.

(2) The mind slays the real. If he relies too much on the mind and too little on soul contact he will find flaws in many small details causing him to reject the big picture and miss many points of truth.

(3) Unless he learns patience he can get irritated with the emotional types and want to distance himself from them.

(4) He can also become impatient with members and the group as a whole.

(5) He may have a fear that merging or supporting the group may cause him to lose his identity or intellectual discernment. He may be overly concerned about giving in to the Beast. This is a legitimate concern, but must be tempered with judgment and he must find the right time to trust.

(6) If either the mental or emotional types have their ideas rejected by the teacher or the group they are likely to feel separated and rejected unless they have soul contact.

The ideal group, or molecule would be one where all members have soul contact and can resolve any difference by looking trough the eyes of the soul together and seeing the same thing. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find even two people who can do this.

When one sees the difficulty he can understand why Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest prophet of them all. He prepared a group that had enough soul contact to create a working molecule.

The Twelve and the Twenty-Four were not perfectly soul infused and they sometimes drifted off the mark but they were sensitive enough to realize when they needed to come back to the center and see the Christ within each member of the group and drink of the same spiritual cup together.

 

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Finding the Real, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 49 in the series JJ Lectures

What is the difference between intuition and instinct?

An instinct is like a built in computer program in us. Animals have this – when we look at an animal sometimes and we think boy this animal is pretty smart he knows how to do all this stuff. It is not because the animal consciously knows it all but he has a built in computer program and they are not consciously aware of why they do what they do but it is instinct. It is like when you operate a program on your computer, you do not know how the letter appears on your screen when you type; it just does. This is the way an animal with instinct functions. The savage races are also very close to their instinct, and they are very close to their program. You here the stories of them listening to the earth and they can hear the animals and different things like this. They have these instincts that they are very close to. But intuition is higher than instinct and often people that are developing their intuition are not very good with their instincts because as you shift your attention from one level to another the lower level goes below what we call the threshold of consciousness.

As we progress we develop instincts and then we develop psychic abilities and then we develop intuition and this is why not everybody has all the same gifts because as you progress to a another gift you have to let the other gift sink below the threshold of your consciousness. For instance, lets say you develop physic abilities and then you say that you want to develop your mind.

When you do this you will loose your physic abilities but they are not really lost they are just buried below the threshold consciousness where they can be retrieved when you put your attention back on them. When you have to develop logic and reasoning you may let your physic abilities go below the threshold of consciousness, but they are still there because you have developed them in the past and can be retrieved by putting your attention back on to them.

All of us in this room have all kinds of abilities that are below the threshold of our consciousness but in this life we are all working on new abilities and in developing these new abilities we allow many of our old abilities to sink below the threshold of consciousness, but these abilities can be retrieved at any time that is important. So it is interesting to contemplate what abilities you may have that are below the threshold of consciousness that you have already learned.

These can be retrieved and when you have gone through the cycle of life and you are approaching near to your last life you will retrieve a lot of the things that were below the threshold of consciousness and this is what Christ did, He brought forth all the things that were below the threshold of consciousness into His consciousness and that is why He appeared as a God man upon the earth because He accessed all his past lessons that he had learned in His long past. A key to developing this ability is self-examination; we must examine ourselves and find out why we believe what we do believe and what is the key behind it.

The final key to putting our selves in a frame of mind where we can accept all truth is to overcome illusion and this we must do by self-examination. What do we mean by illusion?

Audience: Something that is not true?

JJ: Yes illusion is something that is certainly not true. We are trapped into things that are not true by our feelings but that is not illusion – we call that glamour. Glamour is something where we have an emotional pull that pulls us away from what is true. Illusion is something different, illusion is where you are tricked into believing something false. With your feelings you are not really tricked but because of emotional attachment you swallow falsehood, hook, line and sinker.

With illusion, the false belief may even go contrary to our feelings. In an illusion you may have the delusion that you are supposed to something wild and crazy. You may not want to do that wild and crazy thing but you are tricked into thinking it is right to do this wild and crazy thing.

For instance lets take the greatest most destructive illusion of all time, which was Nazism under Hitler. Hitler was not deceived so much by his desires as much as he was tricked by philosophy into thinking that the Jews were evil. He thought the Jews were devils incarnate and subhuman individuals. He was tricked into this by the different philosophies that he read and it was not that he wanted the Jews to be bad because he had a number of Jewish friends that he kind of liked but he put all that aside because he was tricked into wrong thinking about the Jews and this is what made him so dangerous.

So an illusion can be more dangerous than falling for something that is wrong because we desire it. A person can sincerely be tricked under illusion into believing something and when a person sincerely believes something and is honest with himself and by all his logic and reason it seems to be true then he will pursue it more aggressively than if it is just a desire alone. So if a person really believes that something is right because he is tricked by his belief system it is a very dangerous thing.

As a matter of fact it is only the more intelligent people that are tricked with illusion. The average person does not even contemplate illusion and he goes just by his desires. But then as a person evolves in intelligence he gets smarter and uses logic and reason and comes up with things that are wrong. The old metaphysical truism says, “The mind slays the real.” This is caused by illusion and illusion happens because of wrong foundational beliefs.

One such wrong foundational belief that is popular with the religious world is that man is born in sin, if you believe that man is basically evil and sinful at the core then you are going to look at people through certain filters and it is going to influence every conclusion that you come to. If you are tricked into believing that the world is only 6,000 years old then every conclusion you come to will verify that the earth is 6,000 years old. It is interesting that some very intelligent people in the Christian religion come up with some very interesting things to explain why the earth is only 6,000 years old or some believe as much as 10,000 depending on how they interpret the Bible literally and you ask them questions like how about the speed of light, we have galaxies billions of light years away from the earth and if it takes billions of light years for the light to reach us then how is the earth and universe only 6,000 years old?

Audience: Laughter

JJ: And you know what their answer is? They say well the speed of light is slowing down and when the universe was first created light was going really, really fast and back when they first measured the speed of light is was slower. Well when they first measured the speed of light they were not as accurate as they can measure it today and since we have been measuring it accurately it has not changed.

The point is that they find what they are looking for and some very intelligent thinkers come up with some strange conclusions to explain why a galaxy can be ten billion light years from earth yet its light reaches the earth in only 6,000 years. There are some very convoluted explanations as why that would be. So what each of us needs to do is to go back to our foundational beliefs and ask your self, is this foundational belief logical and is it reasonable?

We start with what we know we believe because we often hide from our foundation beliefs. We hide them from our selves and often we do not know what they are. We can’t find out what they are until we go to our branch beliefs. Each belief is like a branch and then it sprouts another belief. We have to find things that we know that we believe and then say where did this come from and then we go to a larger branch belief and then we go to the trunk belief and then eventually we will get to the root and when we get to the root we can work it out and nourish the root correctly so that all the illusions in our life disappear. Then we will start seeing reality as it is.

 

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Finding the Real, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 49 in the series JJ Lectures

It is important to realize that is there is truth. There is not your truth and my truth but THE truth. What your truth is, is what you perceive to be true because you want it to be true. What my truth is, is what I perceive to be true because I want it to be true; but then there is THE truth. And when we find THE truth it does something a little different. When we are attached to an illusion and we believe it to be truth it doesn’t produce joy. When we find what true reality is it produces joy and happiness. That’s the difference between the two. And you watch people that are in an illusion like I like watching these debate shows on TV where they are strongly arguing different points. And I notice the guy that seems to be the farthest off the mark is always the most unhappy of the two. He’s shouting the loudest and he’s getting the most emotional. In other words, the greater the illusion the guy seems to be in the more unhappy he seems to be. His truth isn’t making him very happy because he is in illusion. But the guy who seems closer to the truth, in my point of view anyway, he seems a lot more stable, is not nearly as ruffled. He may be passionate but he doesn’t seem unhappy with his belief system. And this is what I’ve found as I’ve had greater and greater truths dawn upon me. I’ve had greater peace, had greater joyousness, greater happiness, greater contentment and greater ability to accept what is.

That’s a really important thing – just to accept what is. I’ve found that the people who are most miserable and that’s at least half of humanity, just can’t accept what is.. Half of humanity are pretty unhappy with everything aren’t they? And when you talk to somebody that’s grumbling about what they’re unhappy about, it’s usually just because they can’t accept what is. “Well so and so they just really irritate the dickens out of me” Well, you say “Why don’t you this accept them for what they are?”  He can’t accept them and why not? “Because they irritate me” well why do they irritate you – it’s because you can’t accept them. You just accept the way they are, look through their personality and look upon their soul and just accept.

They did an interesting study on surveys. I think the Gallup organization did or somebody. They prepared these questions. As a matter of fact it was a study to try to get accurate surveys. So they did this study to find out how accurate their surveys were. And they prepared this line of questions and they trained two groups of people to go out and ask the questions; all with a straight face; all with no bias; but just read off the questions and write the answers down. They only did one thing different between the two groups. The first group they said “Now according to our studies 70% of the people will agree with the conclusions of the survey”. Then they told the other group only 70% of the people will disagree with the survey”. And they sent these two groups out to take the surveys. Guess what the response was they got back?

Right! The people that gave the survey were trained to have – you know – stone faces that didn’t show any bias just ask the questions; yet the ones that were told to expect 70% to agree got exactly 70% to agree. The others had 70% disagree. It was amazing! –an amazing thing! –

Why did they receive this result? They were trained to do everything exactly the same way but they got diametrically opposite results. What produced the opposite results? Both had the same training – they only had one thing different – one group was told to expect one thing and the other group was told to expect something else. But it had to be more than expectation, though.  The expectation produced subtle differences in the way they asked the questions. They gave subtle little hints to the people about how they were supposed to respond.  It’s about like the news people. The news people – they all say they are not biased at all, but they can produce – they can manipulate – what we think of the news by what they select for us to hear. Say there’s five news stories. Four of them are negative about a certain politician, and one is positive but they like this politician so they only go with the positive story about him. And they do this every day – eliminate the four negative and pick the one positive.

What’s the public going to think after a while about this politician? They will think “Oh, this politician’s a pretty good guy, he’s doing everything right.” And so he gets good accolades by all the public because the public isn’t aware of all the negative things that have happened. Maybe he is having an affair that they’re not recording or something like that. So what we expect will often be what we accept as our truth. It won’t be the truth but it will be our version of truth. Now probably both of those survey results weren’t correct, because it was an experiment. Probably the answer is somewhere closer to the middle. But these people were expecting certain results and that’s what they got. So it’s fascinating when you think about it. This is the way it is with truth. We think a certain thing is going to be true, and because we think a certain thing is going to be true we keep finding evidence of it. And we keep finding evidence of it and we confirm it again and again and again.

Let’s take the prophecies of Nostradamus. Did you ever notice that after some big event happens like 9-11 or the assassination of Kennedy or whatever; they dig up Nostradamus and they say “well, Nostradamus predicted this.”  “Well, if he predicted it why didn’t you see it before it happened?” Well, I just didn’t see it for some reason!” Well it’s because he wasn’t looking for it.

But after it happened he looks for it then he finds it.  Now, in what we call the rags, like the Enquirer and those types of magazines – As I’m checking out (at the supermarket) whenever it talks about prophecies of the future I always read them as I’m waiting in line. And I don’t know how many times I’ve seen some headline “Nostradamus predicts end of the world” or whatever and I read about Nostradamus’ prediction and they say Nostradamus clearly predicted economic depression, the end of the world – assassination of the president, or something like this is – it’s going to happen a certain time – they’ve got all the details and then I wait a few months and nothing happens the way it was predicted. So far of every Nostradamus prediction that they have concocted, that they have looked for in the future, not one single one has come true. Not one single one I have seen.

Now they’ve also done this with the Bible code. They come out with the Bible code and they say “Well, this Bible code is really great because it predicts the assassination of Kennedy, it predicted 9-11, and it predicted all these things.”  So when they first developed the Bible code they found all these things in there. So someone said: “Well what’s about the future then? Boy this is really great we can tell the future.” So they predicted a whole bunch of things that were going to happen the next couple of years. Do you think that they were right or not? What do you think?

Audience: No.

JJ: Right. nothing happened. Nothing happened accurately. So have you noticed that when anybody talks about the Bible code now they never talk about the future anymore? They say “Well it’s in there. I mean, it’s impossible for it to have been this accurate about the past. ” “But why can’t we predict the future?” They are making rationalizations for it: it’s just too complicated; we haven’t got the formula down good enough. Well, the reason they find stuff in the Bible code is the same principle – the same principle that has happened with the surveyors. They find what they’re looking for. They put different words in for the computer to find and the computer finds them. So they find what they’re looking for and when they find it they are amazed.

They think “This is really great – this is beyond explanation!”  But then they try to find the future and it just doesn’t work, because they don’t know what to look for in the future. If they knew what to look for in the future they could find it in the Bible code. If they knew the world was going to end tomorrow they could find it in the Bible code. They could punch in words “world end tomorrow” or whatever. To find the future in the Bible Code you would have to know the future already; and because they don’t know the future already; they cannot find the future in there.

Now I hope I’m not disturbing anyone’s belief system in the Bible code. I know a lot of new agers believe in that real strongly. As a matter of fact it’s amazing the cross-current of people that believe in the Bible code. A lot of the religious people believe in it. A lot of the new age metaphysical community people believe in it because it’s acquired a mystical theme. But the fact is, getting back to the point, that we find what we’re looking for.  So the question that needs to dawn on us is this: If by searching for truth, by looking for what you want to be true doesn’t work, then how do we go about searching for truth? How do we find what is really true? Anyone got any good answers?

Audience: Something about the way it feels.

JJ: The trouble with finding the truth: If you desire the truth strong enough and then you find something that confirms it, even though it’s wrong, you’ll still feel pretty good. Right, Blayne was smiling, I’ll bet when you were in the Mormon Church you had that happen several times. Right? You found several things you were excited about then but now on hindsight it doesn’t look quite so right. Alright, Blayne’s agreeing with me for the sake of the recording here.  If anybody wants to talk longer than a few seconds come up and grab the mike from me.

So the question arises, well how do we find out what is really true. It all boils down to escaping illusion because illusion is caused by wrong programming in our mind from the beginning. But before we can even get to correcting that programming we have to master our desires. And this is why you read in the scriptures and many sacred works about the prophets being tested one way or another because we all have to undergo a series of tests from our souls to prove to our higher self that we put truth above what we want – what we desire.

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The Santa God

This entry is part 3 of 23 in the series Christmas Messages

A reader was offended with my following statement:

“This simplistic view works well as a teaching mechanism for the spiritual infants of the world who see God as an amplified Santa Claus, but there comes a time that the seeker realizes that the Santa Claus God is an illusion and wants a more logical reason behind the true disciplines and gifts of the Father/Mother/It God.”

Even though I gave this in answer to one of your questions I did not mean to direct it at you, but I was trying to teach the general principle as it applies to all. I was not assuming that you saw God as an amplified Santa Claus.

It is interesting though to apply the law of correspondences to the idea of Santa Claus. Children are taught the illusionary belief that there is a real physical Santa Claus who brings gifts to all the “good” children of the world, but if you are “bad” then Santa Claus will have nothing for you. You may stand out among your friends as a bad kid because you received few or no gifts.

You go through several cycles of dealing with this illusion until you individualize enough to wake up and smell the coffee. You begin asking questions. “Dad, there are millions of kids in the world. How does Santa Claus visit them all?”

Dad gives an answer, but you are not satisfied with it.

“Mom, how does Santa Claus get into our house through such a small chimney?”

Mom gives an answer that shuts you up for a time, but still you wonder.

“Dad, why does my friend Jimmy get a lot better stuff than me when he got caught stealing from the grocery store and cheating in school? I’ve been a good kid and I get cheap stuff.”

Dad gives an answer but now you’re really getting uneasy. You’re not satisfied with it.

“Mom, we saw three Santa Clauses today while shopping. Which one is the real one?”

“They’re just helpers of the real Santa,” says Mom.

“Well, I want to see the real one.”

“He’s up at the North Pole making toys.”

“How does he make millions of toys?”

“He has lots of elves that help him.”

“But the last Santa I talked to said he was the real one.”

“Maybe you just got lucky then,” smiled Mom.

You then look back at mom smiling and wonder. Are you being told the truth here or is there some type of scam going on? You decide to find out the truth once and for all. On Christmas Eve you sneak out of bed and hide in a closet with the door cracked open so you can see the Christmas tree and the chimney. You are going to catch Santa when he shows up and ask him some questions and get some straight answers.

You wait and wait and nothing seems to happen, but then finally you see some movement, but it is not Santa coming through a chimney. Instead it is Mom and Dad with presents in hand placing them under the tree.

You sit back and slap yourself on the side of the head. “I should have known,” you think. “It all makes sense now. Mom and Dad are Santa Clause!

Why didn’t I realize the truth after all the signs I saw? Why wasn’t I able to put it all together?”

The interesting thing is that even though you discovered that you were in an illusion, you also found that the gifts of Christmas were not illusion. The gifts were real, but they materialized through a different process than you previously believed. You have now discovered a cause and effect that makes sense and this knowledge is actually more satisfying to your growing consciousness.

Now what is the correspondence here? As young souls, Santa Claus corresponds to God and we ask similar questions about Him. To our Reverend, Father, Pastor, Mom, Dad, or friends we ask:

“If God is all powerful and loving then why does He allow so much suffering?”

“How is God aware of me and billions of others all at the same time?”

“How does God find time to pay attention to me and billions of others at the same time?”

“Why do I only see God’s helpers? I want to see the real God.”

“Why do I have so many problems when I am a good guy and Jim lives in luxury when he is an SOB?”

“Why do I have to go to church when it is so boring and I don’t learn anything?”

“How can God be everywhere all at the same time, yet be sitting on a throne in heaven?”

Finally, after a period of questioning you withdraw to your closet and open the door to your inner world and you see that the reality of the God you have been told about is no more real than Santa Claus. There is a source of all your gifts, but it is not as you supposed. In many ways it is better than you supposed because it is real.
Posted 1999-6-5 23:43:00

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Seeing Eye to Eye

This entry is part 28 of 34 in the series 2010B

Thanks to the group for your thoughtful comments.  It always helps when I ask a question that invites group response.  Maybe I should do more of that on this site since the more activity we have here the better will be our ratings with search engines.

Even though it was a hassle to change servers and transfer information I think the extra activity here will pay off in the long run.  WordPress also keeps updated on the latest programming technology so we won’t be left behind as the web progresses.

Larry W made a comment that deserves some attention.  He surmised that third degree initiates and higher are pretty much in agreement.  So, is this a true statement and if so what is the principle involved?

The answer is that from the perspective of normal human consciousness this is true, but from a higher perspective it is not.  Let me explain.

The principle is this.  People agree consistently on that which they understand. If a subject or idea is below the level of understanding of those seeking union then there is likely to be disagreement.

It is interesting to note, however, that two can agree on a falsehood.  In this case the union of thought comes not from understanding but from either wrong mutual perception or the acceptance of an outside authority who is in illusion. If the authority changes his mind the followers will normally be united in changing their minds also.

In the days of Galileo the church members as a whole were united in the idea that the earth was the center of the universe and the sun circled around it.  They “knew” this for two reasons.  First, they could see the sun moving around the earth each day and secondly the Vatican Scientists stated that this was both scientific and spiritual fact.

Their authorities wee wrong as well as their perceptions so they were united in illusion.  The goal, however, is not to be united in illusion, but in truth.  This is only achieved consistently through a mutual understanding or shared vision of the real.

As people advance in their spiritual evolution they become united in a larger number of shared truths.

Average people can now understand that the earth circles the sun, that 2+2=4, that human slavery is undesirable, that basic freedom of speech is good, getting an education is a good thing and numerous other items.

As we move up the scale of thought there is less agreement among the masses, but agreement is still to be found among the thinkers.

The first initiation pertains to the physical plane and physical desires.  These initiates will tend to agree on diet, exercise and sex.

The second initiation is centered on mastery of the emotional nature so these individual will extend their agreement to values centered on the feeling nature.  They will agree on the importance of taking personal responsibility, the ingredients of success, love and relationships to name a few.

They will agree on physical and emotional values yet still have disagreements on the plane of the mind and have differing philosophies.

The third degree initiate masters illusion on the plane of the mind so two such initiates, even with widely different backgrounds and belief systems, can sit down and reason together and see the logic in each others’ thought. If one is able to bring forth facts, reason and logic that differs with the others’ beliefs then he will consider the new information and will not reactively reject it.

So do the higher initiates agree on everything?

No.

Why not?

Because no matter how high you get, there are many unknowns to be discovered.  Even though they have solved illusion on the plane of the mind, there are still many things unknown to them and with such unknowns they can only theorize and guess about all the truth involved.

Not knowing an unknown is not illusion if you know you do not know.  If you do not know how many beans are in a jar you know you do not know and there is no illusion.  If you think you have some special gift to guess the correct number of beans, then that is illusion. The many are in illusion because they accept certain things as fact that are not facts and they do not know that they do not know.

When the archangel Lucifer fell from heaven he did not sink into illusion as we understand it but was part of a group seeking solutions to the advancement of humanity, a project with many un known’s to the group.  He therefore thought that he could devise a plan as good as his elder brothers.  He liked his ideas better than theirs and went with them and drew many after him.  Since there could only be one master plan for the whole of the human race a plan was accepted and he was overruled.  He has been seeking to prove he was right ever since.

As entities progress they will agree on lessons learned and truths understood, but their disagreements will become more complex as they strive to achieve their next level of understanding and expand their own ring-pass-not.

Before I comment more on yesterday’s post let us expand the search for political initiates.  The group has only mentioned people in the USA.  How about the rest of the world and political thinkers who are not politicians?
Copyright 2010 by J J Dewey