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FROM SITE VISITOR THOMAS: A follow-up please if I may. I have been told I need to undergo a psychic change and move away from the material and into the spiritual. The a-z series seems to say something else, but I’m not sure what. Will you give more detail about that keeping in mind that I’m very new at this. thank you again. Thomas

[Continued from yesterday]:

F.: If you understand the pointers from yesterday, then you can also understand how it is that, via Realization, peace automatically happens during the relative existence:

1. Not being the body, what happens with the body happens, and so it is; thus, peace is not disturbed.

2. Freed of the “mind,” belief-and-concept-required irritations cannot arise; thus, peace is not disturbed.

3. Freed of personality, not only can perceived threats to personas end but also the effects of personality disorders can end; thus, peace is not disturbed.

4. If I—the consciousness—Am not existing at the five-sense level, and if That Which I AM is What All Is, then there are no “others” that can have any five-sense impact upon Me. There is no “them” that can irritate or harm or bother Me; thus, peace is not disturbed because...

...there are merely specks of consciousness that are blocked from seeing truth and are therefore functioning in ignorance (a) as a result of genetic/mental deficiencies or (b) as a result of being programmed and conditioned to believe the lies accumulated in a so-called “mind”; and (c) as a result of taking labels either assigned or assumed to be identities; and (d) as a result of being driven by the agendas of those assumed or assigned personas.

As with a child who spills milk because the child is ignorant when it comes to understanding how to grip a glass properly, so it is with 95%+ of all persons who are ignorant when it comes to understanding fiction vs. fact, faith vs. reason, and walking about in their sleep vs. being awake, aware, and conscious of.

So the Real You cannot be known via the five physical senses. It is the sixth sense that must be used to begin to sense a presence (of the Real You) that is beyond that which deals with the five senses.

Further, the body is three-dimensional, but That Which You Are is not perceivable as a three-dimensional entity. It is to that degree that What Is temporarily manifested may be said to be of "another dimension." In fact, there is no "here" or "there," no "then vs. now." (There are dimensions beyond the three, however, which most cannot even imagine, but that subject is outside the stated focus of these postings.)

To conclude, the Real You is not the body, not the mind, and not the personality/personalities. That Which You Are was not born and, therefore, cannot die. What you think is "you" is nothing but an illusion, an erroneous perception.

Knowing Reality, functioning as Your original nature, and dwelling naturally can happen via the sixth-sense awareness that can accompany quiet Self-inquiry. That does not imply that a “psychic change” is involved. The change required is a discontinuation of psychic entrapment in mind and personality.

As for the terms “the material” and “the spiritual”—when employed as they are by the non-Realized—they reveal dualistic thinking and thus fictional beliefs. There is no “this” and “that.” There is THAT Which can be aware of its Am-ness when manifested. There is THAT Which can be known during the manifestation. Yet even That will not know ItSelf post-manifestation.

Pre- or post-manifestation, awareness is, but It is not aware of. Being aware of is the providence of manifestation only, yet for most persons, the entire relative existence will be passed without being awake, aware, or conscious of anything that is true or real. So it is. Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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