The most wondrous of things
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Paradise lives with a total acceptance of both answers. Without them being threats. In between gets to be a place where you get to select. That is a most wondrous thought. How can you get to the in between place? When you think of something you think of it in terms of wrong or right, which was very popular when you were small children. Everyone encouraged you that that is the truth of life. That wrong or right issue - the black and white element - the place that says yes or no. Being as popular as it was in your family, you accepted it as a reality, and it was very valid that it should be a reality.
As you grew, you grew to be the adult that you are now. But you grew with a concept of that same right or wrong, that same concept of black and white, because you believed that was how reality had to be. No one taught you that life is Technicolor. Everything encouraged you that it was black and white. Even your society lives with the concept of black and white. And it frowns very deeply at any other concept. Rights and wrongs - without a concept that there are comparative rights and approximate wrongs.
Without that concept, you can place things into absolutes, then you can at least control your environment, or you think you do. You know they are wrong because you are right. You know you are right because they are wrong.
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And it leaves you feeling as if there is an absolute. But as adults you are actually in a Technicolor world. It is raging blazing colors of difference. There are fuchsias and oranges and reds. Every shade and every hue exists and they are all selectable by you. And it matters a lot that you see it that way. If you see it as the absolutes of black and white then these become places to stay out of. And you try everything you can to stay out of them but what if the answer is between the black and the white? What if that is where it paradise exists? But to get to that place it is necessary for you to consider both the right and the wrong.
To see them not so much as anything but equally right and equally wrong. For while you do it that way, you recognize that your great idea is "A" great idea. You recognize your great viewpoint is "A" viewpoint, no better and no worse than any other viewpoint, but it happens to be yours and you can live with it. What if they view life as a red thing and you view it as a blue thing? Then you have the opportunity to start viewing it as a blue thing and a red thing.
You have choice. What if the value of the blue is helpful? What if knowing just that little bit more allows you to learn how to hunt in a particular area? A place you have never hunted before. It is hard to have paradise when you think the only tools you have are the ones you have. It is hard. You have a concept of something that you say, "Keep a positive attitude".
If you had any idea at all what a positive attitude is, you might be able to keep that. But for the most part, keeping a positive attitude stands with a small argument inside of you. That small argument is to try to keep a positive attitude you must do it against some adversary, something that seems to be undermining your existence and your beliefs. Something that seems to say you cannot have the thing that you desire to have. So we will change it a little bit, and look upon it to say, "Keep a beneficial attitude rather than a detrimental one".
We will also play a little bit with what happens to you.
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What you are is not merely what you see. What you are is the summation of the entirety of every experience that your life has held. And it is expressed outward, not so much by your physical appearance but by the energies, these things expand outward and they are tangible. You sense them as they expand and as they contract and they have an affect. Whether it is the desired affect or whether it isn't does not matter, they still have an affect. If you approach something with the belief that you can't have it, what you are expressing outward is a group of energies that touch everything around you in a way that accuses essentially that other thing of being an adversary.
Therefore, what happens is that the reactive element of whoever you are touching with those energies, defends against that supposed attack. You feel that defense and it only confirms your belief system that you can't have what you want to have. Which means you intensify your attitude, which means it gets felt more by the other person and that intensifies back to you and it becomes a battle.
Sometimes it is a battle of Will and Power, sometimes a battle of Allegiance, many times a battle of everything but what you think, and you find yourself not capable of doing anything to change it, not capable. You've found persons who have an attitude that you believe is somewhat defensive. You approach them and their defensive attitude, what does it do for you? What do you feel when you sense them? What do you do? Most of you will look upon that and perceive that person has somehow accused you of something that you know you haven't done.
Even though you don't know what it is, you will then try to solve it so that person isn't defensive. In that case, what you are doing is actually distracting yourself from a place of participation, but you do so in order to try to get that other person to not be quite as defensive. Or you come into contact with someone who appears to be very angry. With them having that form of attitude, you become the small child having felt that before and you respond to it. All of that takes you into a realm of reactive response rather than active participation and it distracts you as well as the other person.
Then you start trying to fix a problem that isn't necessarily a problem. Keeping what you call a positive attitude doesn't help. It actually compounds it because the more positive you try and think of the attitude, the more you get distracted away from your participation. So we will play a little bit with how to adjust that in your own selves. These energies expand outward because they have to, because they actually have no choice.
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Usually the first thing that expands is your point of knowledge. When you come in contact with someone else your point of knowledge is usually the first thing that drives you there. It is your belief system, it is your state of reality, it is your view of the world at that particular moment that puts you in contact. That view has very little to do with any other person around you. It has everything to do with you.
It is that view that you start out with your dreams, your knowledge and your desires, and it is where your imagination comes into play. It keeps you participating. Knowledge also happens to be the one energy that is most relatable to your sense of ambition. You know this word ambition? It is the place where you perceive yourself held back by life and wanting to get ahead. So, you exercise your state of belief that you are held back. That starts you with the place of needing an adversary, an identification of that adversary in order to assure yourself of how you are held back.
Something to conquer, which happens to be where you do best as human beings, when you have something to conquer. If you are coming in contact with someone else who happens to be doing the same thing, those two energies will be the first things that make contact with each other. It is from that place that everything else follows. So, whatever else happens to be out of balance or even in balance, is going to have an affect upon you.
So we will play a little with attitude. A: Anger, competitiveness, stubborn, critical Now, if you think of all of those things as being that particular person's view point, what if their anger is to them seemingly true? What if that happens to be a very successful attitude on their part? That they express that attitude because it works. What if you think of it in that way? What happens now when you think of those attitudes that you have encountered?
If you recognize that attitude may have very little to do with you and may have everything to do with that person's knowledge of what is appropriate behavior, how much do you have to be involved with that attitude? So, dealing with the business situation instead of the attitude might be very constructive.
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If you recognize that is merely the other person's coping mechanism then their attitude does not actually affect you. Then you don't have to adjust your attitude to defend yourself against the other person's attitude before you can go on. You simply accept the other person's attitude, and then you can participate with what is true and go on.
That is constructiveness. You are appropriate in your concept that each of you has your own piece of knowledge that interprets it, but that is where the key to the difference between a destructive attitude and a constructive attitude comes into play. The constructive attitude is one that acknowledges that you have your piece of knowledge and that you could react if you chose, but that you get to act if you choose also. Giving to yourself a sense of choice means that you get to pay attention to the part that is relevant.
If that other person's anger is not relevant, then paying attention to the anger may be destructive to what you ultimately wish to have. On the other hand, ignoring that person's anger may also be destructive because that person may not be able to pay attention to what is the purpose of the joining. That is the difference, why you give yourself the concept of having a positive attitude is because what the positive attitude always leaves you with, if you could somehow manage to figure out what a positive attitude is, is that it leaves you with the concept that you have choice.
It leaves you perceiving yourself as something other than a victim of whatever is going on. It leaves you with a sense of being a participant. And while you may not get exactly what you want, you at least have an understanding that you are a participant, and that is choice. A: It seems like anger, fear, these strong emotions put structure in our lives. Y: Yes, and they put boundaries, and that is very much important for you as human beings to have some amount of structure and some amount of boundary that you can have as consistency.
But that boundary is best served by being your attitude that allows the boundary rather than someone else's attitude that enforces it. Understand this? It does put structure in your life to have those boundaries. It does put structure in your life to know that someone else has the capacity to be angry. Where it ruins structure in your life is when you begin to perceive that you have to fix the other person's anger. A: What about, there was one teaching where you talked about say there was a server in a restaurant who is in a bad mood and by pointing it out to them, by being thoughtful and kind, "I see you're in a bad mood, take your time with us or whatever you're doing", and it changes their attitude.
I did it the other night and I think people are not aware of what they're projecting, and it gets to be either a habit or A: So, you can ignore it because it doesn't have to do with you or you can make some changes. Y: Yes. I will give you a little picture. There is an attitude about an issue which is a self controlling participation, and there is an attitude about life which is a beacon to everyone around you.
You have something that you may best be thought of as an attitude that you conduct your life with. It is a major theme. It is partly to do with the way that you perceive yourself and partly to do with the way that you believe others see you, and it has everything to do with what is successful and what isn't. If you find that you can be very successful by having an attitude of conciliatory belief and that you have this attitude, it isn't actually you, it is something you do, it is a coping mechanism.
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Internally you may wish to blaze out and say I am tired of compromising myself all of the time. But the reality of it is that you have learned to be successful with that attitude of conciliatory beliefs. So every time that you do it, the anger that hides behind it is what is felt not the conciliatory, but the anger.
That is what gets felt. After that gets felt, then the conciliatory comes along and the other person may or may not perceive it for what it actually is but the majority of you as human beings would take that particular attitude of saying, "Oh, that person just gets mad most of the time, but they usually come around to the way we want things to be". If that happened to be you that had that attitude that wouldn't actually feel too good, because again you would feel like you had compromised yourself and become the victim of that compromise. If this happens time after time after time in your life, each time that you do it that it is marginally successful, it is going to be remembered by you as the way to do things and every time you come into a new situation the first thing that is going to be looked for in order to cope with that new situation, is anything that happens to be in your repeatability segment of your group, orders and dependence.
That means your natural reaction is going to be approaching things with the projection that you are the one who has to compromise. Which means before anyone or anything ever asks you to compromise, you're going to have the feeling that you have to compromise, you are already going to have the anger on its way even before you are asked to compromise.
Which means that eventually you are going to not bother trying to get involved with things because you know you are going to have to compromise, and you just know its going to be a failure, and you just know there isn't any hope, and it takes you to a place where your attitude has actually harmed you. Anyone that has occasion to interact with you while you happen to be in that particular attitude state of mind, is going to feel a frustration, not because they want to, but because none of you has actually learned how to cope with someone else who is doing that.
The frustration then will turn into being something else that says, "Alright, as long as that person's always so compromising why should I care? If they don't care, why should I care"? And you have your society. It is most wondrous these things of attitude. What is the attitude of this [flower vase]? Y: And upright. It stands upright. What would happen if it were not standing upright? What would happen if it were standing on its side? It would be counter to the productive attitude of its existence, would it not?
Y: That might be productive for the flowers, but it still wouldn't be productive for this. Its purpose cannot be served unless it keeps the appropriate attitude. You understand this? Y: It is. Its called ethics. Your purpose cannot be served unless you keep the appropriate attitude, and that means in allegiance to the purpose and intention of your participation in life.
If you encounter someone who happens to have an attitude that you perceive you don't know how to cope with, you're off purpose when you start believing that you should find a way to cope with their attitude. Why not cope with them as a whole, not their attitude. Cope with their participation, rather than their attitude.
Y: If you encounter someone who is angry and their anger has very little to do with you or you suspect it has very little to do with you, it might be useful to cope with participating with them, not their anger. So, as they express their anger, pay attention to the actual things that you are participating with them.
What does it. Truly, what does it matter? When they. A: You somehow project that they're commenting on your value as a person or your appropriateness or in-appropriateness Y: Yes, that is so. And that means pay attention to the productive attitude that you could have. It means taking a step of action, somewhere this reverberation back and forth has to stop in order for anything to move differently.
It has to stop. And while you may not be able to get another person to stop their anger, you can certainly stop their anger from having an affect upon you and your participation. Which means it won't have to be manipulated by their anger. It doesn't mean that you shouldn't stop for a moment to determine if you have some participation, if you've broken some agreement. It doesn't mean that you should ignore their anger as if it has no meaning, because it will have a meaning. But it does mean put their anger in perspective.
Adopt an attitude of you that is appropriate. The relevance of that issue whether it is anger or not is whether you have anything to do with generating that anger. What agreements have you broken? The other part is if you are going to look upon it, it might be appropriate to ask yourself, under circumstances such as you have just seen, would you also have anger? You as human beings by your very nature, have a way that you observe whatever you are involved in at any given moment of your life.
You have that and you are entitled to it and you also are respondable to it. Your emotions evict out of you an attitude, this resonance, these energies expand outward from you and no matter how hard you try you can't hide it, but you can be relevant with it. Relevance is the very important issue. It is relevance that says where you're going with it and it is that which develops a destructive attitude, a detrimental attitude, it is relevance. If what you are actually concerned with is making the other person agree with you, it will do you absolutely no good at all to try to pretend it is something else, because this won't lie.
You can tell yourself it is anything else, but if getting the other person to agree with you is what you actually intend your attitude will be the thing that drives that interaction, not your mind. Out of what is happening on your earth at this particular time is the very nature of what reality is is shifting on a day to day basis, partly because of the energies and partly because how those energies as they shift affect you and how you participate. Your earth is being changed.
You happen to be part of that earth so you are going to suffer those changes. Whether they are good for you or whether they are not depends greatly upon how you will participate with them. Each of you has had changes within this last year, within this last five years which are changes you never expected to occur. Sometimes you only hoped that they would. Some of them end in things that you perceive as bad or something you don't want to have happen - but yet it does. Somehow you manage to keep going. You keep going because of an intrinsic thing about you that has to do with faith.
So we will play a little bit with where that comes from and how to make it work better in your life. Part also of what we will do is look upon some of the changes that are aimed at occurence. I will give you a thought. One of the things that have been the foundation of your society, in this particular region of your world, in a very particularly large way has been a foundation of what money's value is. Money has been something that isolates you. Money has been something that allows you to be protected from the participation of others. Money is something you have utilized to try to insulate yourself and sometimes but what you believe is necessary for your life.
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It also is something that is going to change. It is going to change partly because the meaning of money is getting ready to change as far as you as human beings are concerned. But the value of the things you do will bear more weight in your life than the value of the money that you might get for them. The importance of you as an individual person and as that which you are as a participant to all things around you will become more than the money can possibly hope to compensate.
What you might say is the strength of who and what you actually are would be worth more than any amount of money you could ever be paid. That you get to count on. That is something that is going to intensify in the coming year. It is going to intensify in ways that you could not hope to imagine in the past. Things that you relied upon as being firmly entrenched because of money are going to be able to be yours because of participation. Magically they will appear, more as an element of trade, more as an element of participation.
We will play a little bit with what that means to you. If you can imagine that this particular circle is everything of the past draws circle and you imagine this particular circle is everything of the future - this circle future has infinite possibilities putting dots in the circle. You as a society are aimed at a very narrow region of these things right now.
But you as humanity are aimed at a very different region. Your society thinks that it is going towards here. But here is humanity and you as human beings are aimed out here. So some of the things you expect to have happen are not going to happen. That is good. Part of the reason it is good for you is if you were to drive humanity with your vision, that would lock you into a hopeless state of existence.
Allowing yourself to be part of humanity makes you into a hopeful state of existence with a recognition of your part within all others. Your form of world has lived with a concept of family and tribe, then nation, then nation state, then very large nation, then political economic state - until you have grown to be almost a global family without even recognizing that is what you have done. And as that global family, you as individuals within your particular society have only that - your particular society as the rules of your existence.
You will get an opportunity to find out what it is like for all of the others. To be part of that family means an acceptance of the whole of the family, and that is the nature of what you are about to embark upon. As a society you are getting ready to gain this part - a state of reality that accepts that your way of doing things is your way of doing things, and a way for you to be able to accept that perhaps someone elses way is more appropriate for you.
To learn, to gain, is to accept that there are ultimate ways to do something. In a way what this does to you is it says to you that you have a hope to learn the right way to do things when you don't already know them. But by sitting in this little place that says this is the only way it can be done, and project that is the only way it can be done out here, you then obligate yourself to continue each day being the way you are. If you wish to look upon something most wondrous, what do you perceive has happened to you in this last year by believing that each day is the same as yesterday?
You got a little surprise did you not? You live in that which is the world that is filled with many things that help you to forget your physical presence. You live in a world with many things that discourage you from realizing your physical potentials and your purpose. So very often you rob yourself of the ability to continue in your physical being in a way that can insure yourself of pleasure and joy as a unity that is your soul and your body together.
This night we will play with the body. Each of your muscles is attached to your nervous physical system, and to your bones. And each of your muscles holds a purpose and a distinct reason for existing. I will give you a small thing to play with. Raise your hand - concentrate on your hand and for a moment visualize the moving of your hand together. Simply this one action.
Picture the muscles of it, the form of it, the beauty of it. It is a simple thing. What did you feel when you did that? It is simple to move hand as this. Now using the same hand expand it outward as far as you can possibly expand it. And try to keep expanding it while you contract it. Then relax it. What do you now feel? The energy That is your hand saying "thank you. When you did that you used it as the hand wanted to be used. The small cells within your muscles and the skin of your hand, the bones, all of the connective tissues, all of the sensory perceptions of the complexity of simply your hand has within it many thousands of types of cells, and when you did that one action you awakened each cell to its potential - to its potential.
What that says is that you can also awaken each part of your body to its potential, so I will teach you in this night some things that will help the form of exercises that will help you awaken that. Small secret - all things seek to be reminded of what they are. If they are reminded enought they can expand outward and become more. If they are reminded too much they never become more. And if they are not reminded enough they become scattered and vacant. When you do not remind your body enough it becomes scattered and vacant and it does not serve you well when you want it to. And you look upon it and say -"this body has too much fluff.
The reality of it is all of those have much to do with not reminding your body enough. If you remind it too much you lose the ability of it to be the observer platform for you. And then it becomes that every moment of your life is spent worrying of the body. Not spending time using it as it designs to be. Small story of the body. The soul is created and it searches for a place that it can find an identity of itself. In that search there is a cooperation with a form of consciousness that creates animals.
The animals that you know of - lions and tigers, giraffes and birds.. And that created form that you are holding a certain form of rudimentary consciousness becomes survival. It understands hunger. It knows fear and the purpose that the body knows fear is for fight and flight so it can survive long enough to know hunger again. And the form of that rudimentary consciousness - there is a smaller consciousness within each one of your cells that is cooperative to every other cell.
It also knows survival. And it knows reproduction, and it knows giving its energy to the cells around it, and receiving energy from the cells around it, and it knows that cooperation as a wholeness. But your physical body when it was first did not have soul within it. It did not have the motivating force within it that gives you the ability to learn, experience and grow. It only had a momentary understanding, and a momentary learning. Just enough to get away from being eaten. Just enough to eat something else. Just enough to interact with other animals, and just enough that when it was certain and absolute that it was going to be eaten that it didn't feel pain.
Just enough. Your soul then looked upon many forms. Different forms of animals. Entering each it looked and found that the form you hold is perhaps the best. Do you know why your form is the best for your soul to be in? It is the best for your soul to be in because you can be eaten by something else, so that means there is a reason for you to be involved. It is the best for your soul to be in because your physical body seeks joining with other physical bodies for warmth and protection and survival, and for sexual intercourse, for reproduction. So it is you physical body by its very nature is a form of pack animal.
It forms itself into packs much as the wolves would do. It forms itself into prides very much as the lions would do. It forms itself into tribes because that is the easiest way for you to hunt as the animal that you are - surrounding the prey - and hopefully not being eaten. It is then the interaction of your body with other bodies that make your body be the perfect place for your soul to enter.
Seeing that the soul begins to enter. In the entry into your physical body for you now as you have progressed as man, the entry time happens sometime after the third month and as late as six weeks to six months after birth. It is seldom that a soul will enter after six months, for the physical being will not survive very long past that place.
The soul never enters the body before three weeks, because the soul has no seat of consciousness to hold onto in that fetus before that time. It is that it enters and has a creative force. Your soul creates. The unity of your physical body and your soul becomes you. You can't distinguish the two as separate because it is you.
It is also not necessary for you to separate the two. To recognize it is enough. Your physical body acting as the platform of the observer for your soul then remains that platform of observer as long as it will interact with other physical bodies, and the world around you. As long as it does that it is a fair place for the soul to be in. You may ask what is the soul doing in the body to begin with. And that is something I will teach to you if you desire. But not necessary for tonights teaching.
I will give you only that the soul can't know its creation separate from any other creations unless it has your physical body as the separation point - and that is most wondrous. That is discernment of you being separate and different than any other person. I will show you a most wondrous thing. If you stand at this time - do you now perceive yourself to be erect? Place your hands in front of you.
Push them together and breathe inward while you move them up in this way. Keeping them pushed together - when you reach the top totally and quickly relax and blow the air out.
Do you feel a little different erect now? That is your spinal column saying thank you. That is awakening. That is telling some of the cells in you this is what you are now get busy and do it. It is good. When you don't use your body or you allow your body to be stuffed into a tiny office and chair all day long without using it, it forgets to be a body.
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You may sit. What is this? Water is the medium by which each of your cells get told what they are supposed to be. Without it they become very scattered very quickly. Without quenching thirst you would not survive for more than three days. That most wondrous. How much water do you perceive you drink? In your time each day to remain healthy each of you takes in liquids that are either directly water or discernably water to the body, that is more than three pints.
If you don't take in that much you become sluggish. Your body exists here drawing. Your soul exists here. It is connected together in a place you know to be your unconscious mind. In this if you look upon your brain physically - this becomes the front part of the brain.
There is a place here - medical term - cerebral cortex area - pons part of the brain. In the fetal child this is the first thing that forms. This allows the rudimentary consciousness of the physical body. That means this thing can start knowing itself in the form of where the muscles are, where the tissues are, what the tissues are, how the bones will start to form.
It was inspired by the s paintings of David Salle. Iconic designs were remade in more earth-friendly materials. The plant-based polymer is biodegradable and comes in pastel colors. Not since the s have we seen so many biomorphic shapes. Even Molteni, an Italian company known for its clean contemporary lines, has joined the fun with Surf, a blob-shaped couch designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Free-form designs spilled onto rugs. Joost van Bleiswijk, a Dutch designer, creates Dadaist carpets inspired by ripped-up paper fragments.
Designers also adopted cartoonish shapes that vied for attention. Mattiazzi, an Italian firm, showcased Fronda, a collection of chairs and stools that channel chunky primitivism. Conde House, a Japanese furniture maker, showed an upholstered oak chair called Nupri that looks like an airplane seat in the age of the Jetsons. Plants and floral patterns were spotted throughout the fair. Pietro Sedda, a Milanese tattoo artist, created a set of botanical-themed plates and other designs for the German dinnerware company Rosenthal. Carlo Dal Bianco designed both the patterns and the space.