Thursday, February 28, 2019

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1. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 
 
3. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

To review from yesterday "the reverse journey” and "going back out" in "the exact reverse order" of the steps which “brought one in": 

The first step involves coming to an understanding of the distortions and delusions and consequences and ramifications and limitations associated with body identification.

The second step involves coming to an understanding of the fact that there is no such thing as “your mind” and, therefore, no reason to value or cling to its nonsensical, fictional content.

The third step involves coming to a realization that personal identifications are nothing more than a host of dreamed up stage characters which persons play as they act out their relative existence while sleepwalking and sleep talking as they wander about on the stage of “The Theater of the Lie.”

Next, the fourth step - once body and mind and personality identifications have been cast aside - involves abiding in the same no-concept state, no-beliefs state, no-judgmental state, no-arrogance or narcissism state, no know-it-all state, no-entitlement state, no-wanting-control and no being-perpetually-angry state, and no-avoidance and denial and escapism state. 

That is the state in which cared-for infants abide during their earliest months. It was then, if adequate parenting was happening, that unconditional happiness was experienced if one had been fed, was dry, and resting in an environment with a comfortable ambient temperature. 

Nothing more than the most basic needs had to be met in order for unconditional happiness or contentment to happen. 

My daughter checks in several times a week when my older granddaughter asks her to give me a video call in order to say hello. This morning, as is usually the case, the child was smiling when the picture connected and as she began telling me that she was using one of the gifts I had given her for Christmas, namely, admission tickets to the Little Land Play Gym for four visits in 2019. 

She and my daughter and her sister would be leaving as soon as my daughter awakened the younger granddaughter, changed her, fed her, and dressed her. 

The video call made clear that both girls were unconditionally content this morning. 

How many of the adults around the globe will be feeling that way today? Not many. Why? Because the perks of “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” are usually short-lived around the globe. 

Maharaj would ultimately proclaim that returning to that state “would be enough,” having concluded that there it is not necessary to work one’s way through Steps Five and Six and Seven - on the seven-step path which he originally used - in order to be free. 

He said that if one could return as far as that earlier, post-manifestation state, much of the pain and suffering of the relative existence could come to an end. 

What would one’s relative existence be like if that happened? 

A child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” and an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” both share all of this in common: 

Neither has any beliefs, so neither believes in any of humankind’s dreamed up concepts and ideas and notions and warped perspectives. 

Both - if the basic relative requirements of food, clothing and shelter are met - are capable of enjoying unconditional happiness. 

[Among adults who have been programmed, conditioned, etc., their happiness is always conditional, and their near-endless catalog of provisionals and supposed necessities and supposed requirements for happiness always involve far more than the basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter.] 

Neither a child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” nor an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” experiences even the slightest degree of self-involvement. Both self-involvement and Self-involvement are impossible if no self / Self / persona / personality identifications are being assumed. 

[Two of the top motivators among the “non-realized” masses are fear and desire. Both of those are rooted in the hidden, subconscious agendas of personalities unless a fear or desire deals with the basic relative requirements, but only among the “non-realized” do fears and desires reach ultimate extremes. For example, a child desires food throughout the day, but a child does not desire - because of a sense of entitlement - to be served a $2000.00 gourmet meal several times a day. That can only come when the agenda of an egotism-driven ego-state is the motivator. A child desires to be dry inside a domicile with a comfortable ambient temperature, but only one trapped in an egotism-driven ego-state can only feel okay if living in a multi-million-dollar mansion or a castle.] 

Neither a child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” nor an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” is driven by financial insanity which causes most to never tell themselves “no” and which causes most - who try to buy the love of other people – to never tell anyone else “no,” either. 

Neither will spend money as a result of having assumed the persona of “The Big Shot” or “The One Who Needs Everyone to Look at Me” or “The One Who Uses Accumulation and Spending to Try to Impress Others.” 

Neither a child in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” nor an adult that has returned to the “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” has any sense of “different-from-ment,” so neither has any sense of “Better-Than-Ment,” either. Having no beliefs, neither has an obsessive-compulsive attachment to dogma or to a particular religion or to a religious sect or denomination, so neither has any desire to proselytize or convert those with different attachments, neither has a desire to behead those with different beliefs, and neither has a desire to invade lands and commit mass genocide there in order to establish theocratic governments and religious societies. 

Neither has any xenophobic belief about “living in the greatest country on earth.” 

Neither buys into the values of a warrior culture. 

Neither feels any ill will toward someone with a different skin color, toward someone of a different economic class, or toward someone who has been assigned a lower place on any of the hierarchies which egotistical persons and their cultures fabricate. 

Neither has a sociopathic desire to be trained and paid to be a member of a force which gives its members the right to bear arms and kill those identified as “losers” or as “our foreign enemies.” 

Neither calls persons “patriots” if they defend their country from “invaders” while calling their citizens who invade other countries either “heroes” or “defenders of democracy” or “our good fellow citizens who are spreading our superior lifestyle by colonizing other lands and ruling others’ territories and making them conform to 'our ways'.” 

Neither has a desire to blow up others with bombs or a willingness to blow themselves up with a bomb while using it to kill others. 

Neither has a desire to be famous, to see one’s name in lights, or to see one’s name placed on the top of buildings by using fake gold. 

Neither has a desire to control others, to try to make others believe what they believe, or to try to teach others what they think others should know. 

(At the most, an adult in that state might offer to un-teach those who are ready to un-learn all of the nonsense which they were taught.) 

Neither exhibits the key traits of the Ultimate Sickness which Maharaj identified as “ignorance,” “stupidity,” and / or “insanity.” That is, the thoughts and words and actions of neither is determined by “ignorance,” “stupidity,” or “insanity.” 

Neither will suffer such a miserable relative existence or be so arrogant or have such huge delusions of grandeur that she or he will use mental escapism, avoidance, or dissociation to enter into “flights of fancy” or into “deep philosophical thoughts and preoccupations” or be interested in “only things Noumenal” and to move away from this realm mentally and abide thereafter in FooFoo Land. 

Neither will deny the present AM-ness and become preoccupied with playing the role of some “Beyond the AM-ness Supreme Self” or “God.” 

Neither will be concerned with gaining power or developing a close relationship with some Power or Powers in order to receive benefits both now and "later." 

Neither has an egotistical desire to control what others do with their own bodies; neither has an arrogant desire to tell others what kinds of sex in the privacy of their bedrooms are okay and what kinds are not; and neither had any desire to tell others who they can and cannot love and who they can and cannot live with or marry. 

Neither has any desire to tell people of one race that they cannot pee or poop where members of a different race pee or poop, as was the case from the beginning of slavery in the U.S. and into the 50’s and 60’s, and in South Africa during the period of apartheid, and in other places all around the globe. 

Nor is either obsessing nowadays about where anyone else pees or poops. 

(In the late 40’s and throughout the 50’s and 60’s when I went to the Strand Theater downtown, whites bought their tickets at the main entrance while blacks had to go to a small window at the back of the theater adjacent to an alley. We would walk past water fountains marked “Whites Only” and “Coloreds” and past restrooms marked “Whites Only" and “Coloreds” to enter the theater through a grand entrance. Blacks would be required to climb a small set of stairs in the back to reach their separate seating area in the balcony. I would always look at those separate restrooms and wonder, “Does someone really believe that white poop is somehow of a quality that is superior to black poop? Do these people not understand that poop is poop?” And I would wonder, “What the hell is wrong with these people who are so preoccupied with pee and poop and who are obsessing about where either is deposited for disposal?” After the non-dual understanding came, so did the answer.) 

Neither mistakes a dream for reality. 

Neither hates the messages of the unicity and the unity beyond the supposed multiplicity and the sense of Oneness and relative equality as shared by Shakespeare, Thoreau, Gandhi, Maharaj, M.L. King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. 

Neither tries to elevate one’s own standing by trying to lower the standing of others. 

Neither tries to exploit the plight of the downtrodden or the poor or the oppressed or the demoralized. 

Neither sees the misfortunes of others as an opportunistic chance to accumulate fortunes. 

Neither incites political violence, religious violence, or spousal violence or violence against those who are deemed to “be in love with the wrong types.” 

Neither is a serial liar. 

Neither is a misogynist or chauvinist. 

Neither believes that women are “essentially just aesthetically-pleasing objects.” 

Neither believes that “sexual assault should be expected if women are allowed to serve alongside men in the military and elsewhere.” 

Neither believes that a woman wearing a short skirt is asking to be raped. 

Neither believes that women should use sex appeal to get ahead. 

Neither buys into societal messages to women which teach them that "a man is a plan." 

Neither believes that a woman “must be hot to be a journalist.” 

Neither believes that “pumping breast milk is disgusting.” 

Neither believes that “all women are golddiggers.” 

Neither believes that female genital mutilation is acceptable. 

Neither believes that pay inequity based on gender is acceptable. 

Neither believes that some rapes are “legitimate rapes” vs. the other kind of rape which is . . . what? 

Neither believes that he or she was "born," so neither believes that he or she will die or be re-born. 

Neither questions the words of Jesus when he explained that there is no heaven and thus no hell, saying that “no one will ever see the kingdom of heaven it is within, now.” 

Neither believes dreams about past lives. 

Neither believes that religious or spiritual dietary laws should be followed in order to be "pure." 

Neither believes that abuse is evidence of love. 

In other words, neither is ignorant, stupid, and insane as a result of ignorant, stupid and insane programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination. 

The child, when she or he was abiding in “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State,” was never ignorant, stupid, or insane. 

The adult who was - like all adults - made ignorant and stupid and insane but who subsequently returns to “The Child Ignorance Stage” or “The Child No-Knowing State” will be freed from the ignorance and stupidity and insanity which were imposed upon him or her via ignorant and stupid and insane programming, conditioning, domestication, acculturation, brainwashing, and indoctrination. 

To be free of all of that heavy load “stuff” which is being carried around in “the minds” and in the lives of most persons is the very essence of freedom, but it can only come after returning to the no-beliefs “Child Ignorance Stage” / the no-beliefs “Child No-Knowing State.” 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018 

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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1. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

Maharaj spoke of "the reverse journey" and "going back out" in "the exact reverse order" of the steps which “brought one in." The meaning of those words has been explained. 

What changed during the years when Maharaj was recommending "a reverse journey” and "going back out in the exact reverse order" were the parameters and specifics and extent of that “journey.” 

The question which arose regarding "the journey" was this: 

"Should it be a journey which follows a seven-step protocol or should it be a journey which follows a four-step protocol?" Maharaj's recommendation in that regard changed as he shifted from offering a seven-step approach to endorsing a four-step approach.

Either way, the first four steps "back" on the "journey" are the same whether following a seven-step protocol or a four-step protocol. 

The first step involves coming to an understanding of the distortions and delusions and consequences and ramifications and limitations associated with body identification. There is no point farther from the Real and the authentic and the Original Nature than body identification. 

The second step involves coming to an understanding of the fact that there is no such thing as “your mind.” The term “the mind” refers to the parts of the brain where information is stored and from which it may – or may not be - retrieved. 

There is nothing that ended up in the mind of any human (as that human was being programmed and conditioned and acculturated and domesticated and brainwashed and indoctrinated, as all humans are) that the humans came up with themselves.

All that is therein - in all humans' minds - comes from the minds of other persons. And that which is passed down from those other persons came to them from other persons, handed down to them from one generation to another, dreamed up by persons 

. . . who lived in ages of darkness and ignorance and stupidity and myths and superstitions, 

. . . who accepted lies and false beliefs as fat with question, 

and 

. . . who then passed down those false beliefs which were repeated and accepted without any questioning at all by millions and trillions of humans. 

The exception is that post-programming, post-conditioning, etc., a human (as the result of having a hand-me-down warped mind) can also begin adding to the content stored therein by dreaming up delusional ideas and beliefs and distorted and insane perspectives.

Either way, overall and for the most part, there is no such thing as “my mind” or “your mind.” There is only “their mind,” meaning specifically “the minds of millions and trillions of persons in which - over the period of thousands and hundreds of thousands of years - has been stored the nonsense and fiction and lies and false beliefs which were taught to them and which they unquestioning and blindly accepted as truth and then passed on as truth to other humans."

The third step 

(a) involves coming to a realization regarding the delusion of believing to be real 

all of the false roles, personal identifications and personas, guises, fa├žades, fronts, faces, appearances, masks, masquerades, covers, cloaks, veils, and camouflages assigned to persons or assumed by persons 

and 

(b) involves coming to a realization that personal identifications are nothing more than a host of dreamed up stage characters which persons play as they act out their relative existence while sleepwalking and sleep talking as they wander about on the stage of “The Theater of the Lie.” 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

Here's 

the direct link to the VIDEO VERSION 

of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

If preferred, here's 

the direct link to the AUDIO VERSION 

of that session.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The FOUR-STEP PATH or THE SEVEN-STEP PATH? Which might better lead you to realization?

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1. [See the offer following this post for details on how you can watch a retreat on video which includes a detailed discussion of all seven of the steps on the path as used by Maharaj] 

2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

3. A new video ("Number Ten: Awakening Together Satsang, March 2018") has now been added in the far right column of this page, offering the opportunity to view a recent 2018 satsang session with Floyd being interviewed by Regina and Jacqueline of "The Awakening Together Group." 

So we looked at the coming in steps as the movement goes from THAT – from a state of free-ranging energy – to energy which finds it way to planet earth and manifests in a confined space formed by a combining of various elements called plant which, if consumed, can enter another confined space formed by elements and which can enter as plant cells that can convert into deer cells or birds cells or human cells. 

We also looked at the way that humans cells via an act of friction can trigger the cycling of other elements and oxygen along with conscious-energy and can form a brain with a portion dedicated to memory and recall – known as “the mind” – and can eventually come to believe in the distortion that one is actually the elemental plant food body alluded to above. 

Maharaj spoke early on about a two-phase journey: 

phase one involved the "coming in" journey from that field of specialized energy when conscious-energy manifested within a confined space, a manifestation which was triggered, among humans and other such life-forms, by an act of friction; 

regarding phase two, he spoke of "the reverse" journey and "going back out" in "the exact reverse order" of the steps which brought one "in." 

Here, there are discussed four phases overall with the coming-in journey involving the movement of energy into manifestation; then the reverse, going-back phase which allows for "realization"; the coming-back-in phase, where one takes the clear perspectives received in phase two and overlays them on the remainder of the relative existence; 

then the third phase involves a movement through the rest of the manifestation without the encumbrances of learned ignorance and imposed insanity; and then comes the fourth phase during which the conscious-energy which was being circulated through a space returns to the universal pool of energy; during which the elements which were being circulated through a space return to the universal pool of elements; and during which the oxygen which was being circulated through a space returns to the universal pool of oxygen. 

Note these stages / phases / legs which explain the way this entire process is supposed to unfold: 

PHASE ONE: THE "COMING IN" 

There is first the "coming in" from that field of energy, manifesting, just being for a short period as a no-knowing child, then being assigned identities, then given a mind that is filled with nonsense, and then ultimately being reduced to body-mind-personality identification alone. 

PHASE TWO: "THE REVERSE 'JOURNEY' GOING BACK OUT" 

For the few that seek and find, there is "the going back," in the exact reverse order of the steps which brought one "in" initially and which eventually resulted in body-mind-personality identification. 

PHASE THREE: "THE 'COMING BACK IN' FOR THE SECOND TIME" 

Having returned "there" and having understood the functioning of the totality as a result of having seen the total cycle, one does not stay "there" (for that could only happen mentally, indicating that even the second step of the "journey" - the step which allows for transitioning beyond the influence of the fiction-filled "mind" - has not happened). 

It was explained this way in one discussion of "The Vision" (which brought here the final clarity and that "Eureka! . . . Aha! moment" that opened the door to Full Realization): 

After having returned to the Absolute, and then seen the perfect peace of the Void - of the Nothingness - which was even prior to THAT, one can (in the PHASE THREE: "THE 'COMING BACK IN' FOR THE SECOND TIME") bring that perfect peace back to the relative existence and overlay it on the remainder of the manifestation. 

Having been beyond knowing and having enjoyed the no-knowing, no-knower state, then the unblocked consciousness can begin its second "journey" from THAT to "this," but nothing will be the same after having been "there" consciously and now returning in awareness rather than in ignorance (as was the case during the first "coming in" that resulted in identifying with the body and mind and personality). 

Now, the "second trip in" happens with clarity as clear, pure witnessing takes place, allowing all to be understood; as the movement into the peaceful child-that-knows-not stage happens; as You see the way religious or spiritual roles were assigned to the child; 

as you see the way a "mind" filled with nonsense came about; as you see exactly the way that you ended up identifying with a plant food, elemental body the first time "in." 

Now, having seen all of that, nothing is perceived as it was before: You know that you are no persona, that you are neither good nor bad, that you are neither black nor white nor any color, that you are neither evil nor noble. 

You can look back over your shoulder, so to speak, and see All and understand All. Then, you will live AS IF, as if any of this matters, as if any of "this" is important, while knowing that it is not, even as you move through the remainder of the relative existence in a sane, non-destructive, Loving fashion (for True Love, too, will have been overlaid upon the relative as a result of the Oneness having been understood). 

You will then enjoy the remainder of the relative existence as a result of all that you came to understand on the "journey," but now, the "journey" to THAT is over and it is time to relish the freedom that allows for the enjoyment of the remainder of the manifestation. 

What good is it, if you are hungry, to go to the grocery store and buy food but then stay in the store forever, never returning home, never undertaking the relative existence task of preparing the food, and never enjoying the meal? The one who stays in the store can claim, "I have arrived," but that one will be totally insane to stay in the store and not enjoy what the relative existence can offer. 

If the seven-step "journey back in - now for the second time - is not undertaken, allowing an entirely new experience to happen in the relative, then why go "there" in the first place? 

Only HERE and NOW can the bliss be known. Only during the AM-ness can the bliss happen. Only the relative existence can provide an opportunity for the fruits of the "journey" to be enjoyed. 

When the consciousness finally unmanifests as mahasamadhi is taken - and when it "returns there" and is reunited with that universal pool of specialized energy known as "awareness" or the Absolute - then at that point there will be no "one" to know that or to know THAT or to experience the bliss or to experience anything else. 

The only purpose of the "journey" to understanding THAT is to "return" to the AM-ness and to abide for the remainder of the relative existence in an AS IF fashion. 

PHASE FOUR: "THE FINAL, POST-MAHASAMADHI REVERSE 'JOURNEY' GOING BACK OUT"

ALL HUMANS ARE ON WHAT IS REFERRED TO HERE AS "THE JOURNEY" 

No matter what, ALL will take Leg One. 

A few will take Leg Two. 

Some who take Leg Two will not take Leg Three because they become occupied with playing a “higher-plane-status" game and / or the "I AM THAT only" game and / or the "I am Supreme" game and / or the escapism from "reality" (from the AM-ness) game and the dissociation from "reality" (from the AM-ness) game. 

A few will understand all that is to be understood during Leg Two and those will then take Leg Three. 

Then, eventually, no matter what, ALL will take Leg Four. 

Here's what the four legs involve:


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Then comes Leg Four: 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places 
but are states of mind, nothing more than 
concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, 
a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record 
teachings which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to reject a core concept of their dogma - namely, "hell" - would find the additional courage required to question the very existence of their institution in light of the centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. 

And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? 

Because what the masses think and say and do is most influenced by the international crime families which hold sway over the masses as criminals conduct their planet-wide operations. What are the major international crime families and which are the most influential and have the largest memberships? 

The Mafia / La Cosa Nostra; the Catholic Church (with it 1.2 billion followers); Protestant and Evangelical Churches (with over 1.2 billion followers) like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls; big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused; powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) 

With all of those crime families, neither the followers nor the leadership ever voluntarily step down or shut down their criminal activities. Be they gangs, organized crime families, religions, big business, politicians, etc., they all want control and they all want power and they all want money, and nothing internal will interfere with the driving forces at play. 

The masses must demand that all those in charge must step down and their groups and institutions must shut down, and there's the real problem because the continuation of their crimes are enabled not as much by the people running such crime organizations as they are enabled by the masses of people who - wanting some perceived "payoff" - remain involved with them and give them money and support them and aid and abet the continued existence of those criminal enterprises and thus facilitate the ability of church criminals and political criminals and other types of criminals to continue to commit their crimes.] 

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