of This Kind of Awareness Work
What is the limit to this awareness work, and can any such limit be stretched? Many people might think that this is an easy question to answer. All anyone has to do is state the theoretical limit of this awareness work and then come up with some sort of educated guess as to how that so-called limit might be extended. Right? So let us begin with the easy part—stating what seems to be the probable or apparent limit of this awareness work. But, then, comes the vexing question of by what standards and by whom?
In my experience any apparent limit to this or any awareness work curriculum will be completely defined by the person so making judgments about what they perceive it to be or what it is not. Thus, its scope and limits will be arbitrarily set and defined by the peculiarities and self-indulgent blindness imposed by the observing mentality. Moreover, to some extent its apparent scope and limits will be perceived and measured quite differently by each and every person who takes a moment to study it and then make some sort of judgmental assessment. Even if and when the observer tries to be unprejudiced and impartial they will still perceive it differently in direct accordance to the mix of contents and denials embedded within their sum total mentality. As such, there can be no single definitive, all-reaching qualitative measurement derived through common consensus, simply because each and every observer will see only that which lies within their own self-imposed limits. This makes any analysis highly variable, depending upon who you use as a reference point, with no strict accord between any evaluator. What possibilities do you see in this work? Do you see it as utterly useless or something that could propel you into an understanding of everything? This is the astonishing range of possibilities that dance in my vision, but how much of this virtually unlimited potential do you perceive or see, or want? Do you see none, or the opportunity to know everything, or something in between these extremes? This is the dilemma. How does someone accurately quantify this work when there can be no agreement on what it is or what it can do?
As an exercise, write down what you think this awareness work is about, what it is good for and what you think you might be able to accomplish by using it to its fullest. Set this reading aside until after you have finished writing your answer. Be concrete, go into detail about what you think and feel. The more detail the better, and the more clear you will be about yourself, where you stand and this work. There is no grade for this little exercise, but if you cheat and, for instance, do not write down your assessment before proceeding you are the one being cheated. You will be the loser, and if you cannot do this one simple little thing honestly you are no candidate for this awareness work and the honest scrutiny that is constantly required for success.
Now, with your newly inscribed self-prepared analysis of this work’s potential in hand, take the time to compare it to what I see as the author of this work. How? What follows are some generalized statements describing the progression of expanding limits I experienced by doing this work and what I incrementally perceived as possible, effectively stretching the limits of my current self-generated boundaries.
I can sum up this whole bit of writing by saying that to me there are no limits to this awareness work. Then, I ponder, how far can the limits of there being no limits be stretched? Even further than you might think possible, is my answer. Ultimately stretching the limits to infinity means that you are in touch with all life, both animate and inanimate, right out to the periphery of the perceived universe while at the effect of none of it. But being in touch with it all requires being connected to it all, fully, intimately and without judging and pushing anything away. Are you up to this? Am I up to this? I’d like to think I am, but obviously I am still sitting here on earth writing about the subject. Thus, much self-awareness work remains for me to do. Keep in mind that what you are disconnected from is not yours to know and enjoy, and getting to know something means resolving any disconnection. But how disconnected are we? When I walk outside on a clear night and look up into the darkened sky what do I see? I see countless stars dotting the vast universe, twinkling merrily away from some incredibly faraway place. I feel so tiny and insignificant in comparison to the vastness I perceive surrounding me. What I perceive as distinct and apart from me is a measure of how disconnected I am. To the extent that I am not part of what I see I am disconnected, and to the extent that it appears distant and mysterious is a measure of how much I have become disconnected, as well as how long I have been disconnected from it. What I perceive in the night sky represents a lot of disconnection, and so, consequently, it will appropriately take some fair amount of work and time for me to reconnect to the whole of Creation, no matter how desperately and diligently I work toward reconnection. Patience is required here and is an absolute prerequisite for doing this awareness work. Tackling the whole of one’s disconnection all at once is sheer folly and more than likely impossible. For now forget about touching the vast reaches of the universe. Everyone must start with the immediate, i.e., that which is close at hand and touchable.
You and I must begin the long-term and sometimes very arduous process of reconnection by beginning the journey from where we are right now, at this very moment. For anyone new to this work this usually means gradually learning to understand and then master your own mentality, and by this I do not mean to suggest that you force, cajole, pretend, condemn or deny any part of yourself, but instead lovingly accept each and every aspect of yourself, as well as understand and resolve whatever stands in the way of you achieving greater awareness. How do you do this? Read the Supplemental Manual offered free on this web site. It progresses through the various learning processes that I was given and followed, some of which may be of help in getting and keeping you on a tried and tested learning course. Then, once you have successfully mastered your own mentality, extend your mastery to the personal body, and then to the personal Will aspect. Once you have successfully accomplished this level of mastery you can extend your sphere of influence outward and gradually include everything observable in your perceived universe, right out to its very outer limits, if it has any limits at all.
But back to the immediate, last night I watched an advertisement promoting a television program about pandemics and the fear of such events decimating humankind. The current buzz-word for a pandemic is “swine flu epidemic.” To the people invested in this kind of reality the prospect of imminent illness and death through biological means may seem quite real and a persistent and dangerous threat. Moreover, it is probably safe to say that any mental or Will feelings of fear incited by this kind of thinking will mistakenly be used as supportive confirmation and end up further empowering a reality wherein a pandemic will strike down mankind, rather than notice how the intent of the Will is erroneously being reversed. When a Will reversal of intent occurs the judging entity uses the Will feelings to confirm that their mental assessment is spot on, correct, rather than use the feelings as intended and thereafter stop the erroneous mental judging and thinking that is causative of the Will’s warning feelings in the first place. But aside of any reversal of Will intent issues, being terrified of some deadly, microscopic invader is just one more indicator of how disconnected most people have become. If one was truly connected to their own body there would be no need for fright or panic, nor any reason to fear some sort of parasitic invasion of any kind, unless the person actually wanted and believed in such things. Without some sort of invitation, realized or unrealized, unpleasant and invasive life experiences would not be invited or evident. However, if the person is disconnected from their physical body then, of course, they will be subject to anything and everything from which they are self-disconnected. Still, it is the disconnection that ought to be feared, not the potential onslaught of some sort of out-of-the-ordinary microbiotic invasion.
With the above suggestions of limitlessness said here is a warning: Do not be so stupid as to imagine that you are more capable and/or advanced than you really are. If your mentality is still liberally embedded with judgmental content that makes most of your life experience absolutely real abide by and respect those judgmental parts of yourself, and do so until you can truly resolve them. If you can currently see no further than the tip of your nose then be content to start at this point, and learn to deal with your tiny prison of a world view until you can expand it and tread boldly into new frontiers. This is basically what I have done, and you can do it too—or maybe not. Although I am still bound by the so-called physical laws of nature I am at the same time seeing beyond many of them, understanding more and more at deep levels that there are no laws, just choice, some of these choices unfortunately and mistakenly imprinted at the beginning, but everything is, nevertheless, all choice. That said, I am not so foolish to think that I can go against what has not yet been seen and resolved within my own mental constructs. For instance, I will not go and stand in front of a speeding train and hope to imagine that it will pass safely through me without effort or harm. If I tried such a stupid stunt I would no doubt be scared shitless, with my Will warning me by vibrating with unbearable fear. In fact, with the Will presence I now have I could not do it, because the Will response to such an intended act would overwhelm any mental intent I might muster to disobey the Will generated fear. Moreover, my body might act out of its own volition to protect itself, with or without my mentality’s permission, and do so quite independently of any dangerous actions that my mentality might insanely choose and try to enforce.
In the meantime, until the glorious day dawns when I am no longer a part of the normal earthly reality (and I will know when this happens because I will no longer be stuck here on this planet) I will more or less continue to be the stupid, limited human that stumbles and falls when stubbing their toe. As with all possibilities, the student first imagines and then sees and writes about the new possibility, then the person goes about teaching and learning it thoroughly, next the person knows it and, then, finally, becomes it. You’ll know when I get to the final stage—I’ll no longer be writing about it and will be gone.