May 27, 1999
Discerning The Two Paths
Question: How does the popular emphasis on “being” instead of “becoming” distort the vision of many on the three principles of freedom, harmlessness and peace?
“You see, if I accept that I am becoming all that I decide to become, but I also realize that I operate always in this eternal moment of now, then I find myself in this moment “being” one who is “becoming”. In this way, I am always going to be being something at any given moment on my way to becoming whatever it is I am becoming. Does this make any sense to anyone out there? JJ. Any help here?”
The original reflection of God, which is you, or more accurately, God’s concept of you, does exist in a state of being beyond time and space. Becoming exists side by side with consciousness and consciousness as we know it is caused by our attention on time and space. Time and space exists in this world and the two planes above us. Becoming as we understand the term is essential in the three worlds of form. Then as we progress beyond these three worlds our becoming takes a higher form. It may not seem like becoming from our point in consciousness, but there is still progression and evolution for becoming has taken on a higher octave.
A state of being is a state of rest. In between lives we achieve “relative being” but there is still progression and therefore becoming. A pure state of being will not be achieved by us for billions of years. And even then it will be a temporary thing. Relative being, or even pure being, is merely a preparation for a greater state of becoming. Therefore even the rest of being is movement toward greater becoming.
We can use a play on words with the “being” concept.
For instance a student attends law school so he can BECOME a lawyer. Then After he graduates he is BEING a lawyer right?
Right. But does this mean that the guy is just being and nothing else?
No. He is BEING a lawyer. This statement implies he is not moving to or moving away from attorneyship, but his title in this area is just “BEING a lawyer.” When we reach a plateau such as this we enter this state of being for a while, but we immediately switch to the next goal. Now he wants to BECOME a good layer. Thus the smart student never leaves the journey of BECOMING and never relaxes to the extent that all he does is “just BE.”
The error I was trying to point out with my question is that many teachers promote the idea that to reach the highest state of evolution me must relax and “just be.” Effort, they say, just gets in the way. We need to just be what we have always been, relax and let whatever happens happen. Whatever is going to happen will happen and by making decisions or an effort to change we just get in the way.
This philosophy does not work in this reality. This illusionary idea may sound pleasing if you do not think about it, but if you do think about it a person would basically have to yield his power of decision to others to follow it.
If we follow some teachers who teach us “just to be” we would be basically going to sleep as far as life goes. We would also relinquish control over life. Thus we give up our freedom to merely be. The freedom to become is alive and well in all of us and must be used to expand our souls.
Following this resting philosophy can delay the progression of the seeker by several lifetimes. This is a definite harm.
Following this philosophy can cause the seeker to enter the peace of stagnation rather than the peace that passes all understanding or the peace of the living waters of becoming.
There are two paths all of us face.
(1) The path of least resistance
(2) The path of high resistance
Notice that neither path is called the path of no resistance. This is because a path of no resistance would be a state of being that is impossible and not desirable for us in this reality.
As all human lives begin their incarnations they blindly tread the path of least resistance. If there are two choices the entity will pick the easy choice or the path of least resistance.
This continues for many lives until soul contact is established. Around this time the person becomes a disciple and switches paths and follows the path of high resistance.
Overcoming resistance increases becoming and growth. Thus the disciple switches from a path of very slow growth by trial and error to accelerated growth by overcoming resistances that were before avoided, but now faced square on.
Contemplate the meaning of these two paths and how they have played out in your life. Do you always seem to take the easy path or does it seem as if you are faced with tough decisions and the result of these decisions seem to upset others beyond what seems reasonable?
Do you think that disciples on path two are often considered troublemakers? Is it any wonder that the authorities of the beast want subjects to just relax and “just be?”
Seeing the Two Paths
Just as the principle of freedom takes the power of discernment through the soul to see in its entirety even so do the two paths take a higher vision to perceive correctly.
One of the reasons for this is that the path of high resistance is closely linked to the principle of freedom. He who operates with a degree of knowing in the principle of freedom will often make the hair stand on end of others who are following the path of least resistance. Those offended will often not be able to explain why, they just are.
Jesus was a great example again. He followed the path of high resistance because He made His own decisions based on the highest good. Even though He broke no rules and applied the principle of harmlessness, the majority of the people “felt” that something was wrong with Him. This was because His wave currents were going one direction and the currents of the majority were going the other.
Most of the pioneers of the human race had this same problem. All the Apostles of Jesus except for John were killed. Socrates was forced to commit suicide, Galileo was thrown I prison. George Washington was opposed by a majority of his own colonists who were faithful to the king. Churchill was viewed as a crazy alarmist for warning the world about Hitler for seven lonely years. Lech Walesa was thrown in prison. Joan of Ark was burned at the stake for helping France.
Now the tricky thing is that there are those who are caught up in illusion who think they are a new Christ or George Washington and cause resistant thoughts among the common people with common sense. Such deluded ones are still on the path of least resistance for in their delusion of being a new Washington is the easiest choice. Such a one who proclaims his glory to all merely seeks to satisfy his ego and desire for glamour.
Since I’ve published The Immortal I have had a number of people contact me telling me that in the past they were this great historical personality and claiming that we need to work together. Usually the evidence they give me about this past life is totally unconvincing. They had a couple nebulous signs, and this accompanied with an overactive imagination, made the path of least resistance projecting himself as a famous person, in the past, one who lived a life of high resistance.
A trouble maker who creates disturbance just to get a rise is not following the path of high resistance. Neither is the ordinary criminal who creates disturbance through a harmful path.
The disturbance created because of the path of high resistance is not through any real harm, Instead it is caused by an illusionary perception of harm where harmlessness, change and healing are really taking place.
So the problem in perception is that those in delusion on the path of least resistance and those who are on the constructive path of high resistance are often lumped together in the same category by the masses and seen through the same angel of vision.
It is not a coincidence that the people were given a choice to either free Jesus or Barbaras, a rabble rousing criminal. The people chose the criminal as the one who disturbed them the least.
It is interesting that many teachers of today use the phrase “go with the flow.” As if this is what you will do if you are enlightened. Actually the truth is the opposite. All people do go with the flow for many lifetimes until they wake up to the principle of freedom and decision. At this point they realize they do not have to go with the flow, but there is a different direction they can take.
Eventually the seekers reach that point of great decision that we mentioned earlier. Those who are tempted to take the dark path are those who cannot give up an attachment to the “flow” of personality energies. Those who choose the right hand path are those who tap into and identify with the opposing flow of the spiritual energies.
The energies of the path of high resistance are like the intelligence and energy that builds a sand castle.
The energies of the path of least resistance are like the natural winds, waters and erosion that tear the sand castle down and makes it as if it never was.
The path of least resistance: Circumstances mold the choice.
The path of high resistance: Your decisions mold circumstances (or builds the castle).
I will name several decisions that have been made and I would like you to tell me if they were made through the path of least resistance or high resistance.
(1) The decision to go to war in Kosovo.
(2) The decision of Bill Gates to create Windows 95 and 98.
(3) The decision of Steve Jobs to create the Mac.
(4) The decision to get up and go to work at your regular job Monday morning.
(5) A decision to tell your boss (who irritates you to no end) to take a flying leap.
(6) A decision made by an unmarried woman in the Fifties to get pregnant and raise the kid on her own.
(7) The decision by Rosa Parks to not sit in the back of the bus.
(8) The decision by the Republicans to go ahead with impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton
(9) Karvorkian’s decision to end the lives of the terminally ill.
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