|To:||My Beloved Students|
|From:||Master Djwhal Khul|
April 2008 Lesson
|Date:||March 28, 2008|
I greet you in the wonder of your time, and I look forward to our joint work for the coming month of April, 2008. May each of you celebrate the strides you have made since our last lesson, and may you cherish the privilege of serving your beloved planet and all Her children in this powerful and transformative year. May you be blessed a thousandfold for your every kindness to Earth in 2008.
It might interest you to know that in our work this month, we are collectively planting the seeds of transformation for The Matter of Mind workshop we will offer later this year. While it may seem to some of you that such is a bit premature, from my perspective, it does feel appropriate to begin this seeding process now. The goal for that event, of course, is to facilitate you in your quest toward mind mastery. Thus, in this lesson, we again turn our focus to your minds.
Human consciousness is a truly remarkable attribute, is it not? I hope each of you is learning to appreciate more every day the subtle nuances of both being aware, and being aware that you are aware. Further, I trust you are deepening that awareness into ever greater applications of manifestation in your life. While that may sound fairly broad in scope, it is only “scratching the surface,” as your saying goes. It is my sincere desire for each one of you to have the grace and creative stimulus that is “knocking” on the “door” of your consciousness right now. As I have said several times already this year, 2008 holds powerful opportunities for everyone who is able to take advantage of the energetic shifts beckoning both at the individual level and the collective level.
During the past several years, you have heard me address the importance of watching your mind. I have urged you to not only pay attention to how it moves, but also to go a step further and actually interrupt its process from time to time. While I do see that more of you are becoming facile with watching the mind, more application is needed in the interruption process. In truth, this is not really all that difficult a task. It does, however, take a relative degree of wakefulness to use the intervention (i.e., interrupting the mental process) when it is needed.
As you are probably realizing by now, it is one thing to recognize that mental suffering comes from the bakchaks your mind holds, and quite another matter to intervene in the process of their playing out in your life. To understand how your mind creates, it may be necessary for you to contemplate the way you imagine the mind of the Creator to work. Let’s begin by considering just where Creation exists. When I ask that question to groups of my students, often someone says “Creation exists within the universe.” When I get this answer, I frequently follow by asking, “But where does the universe exist?”
Ultimately, of course, we must conclude that “creation” exists in the mind of the Being who thought it up, or imagined/created it. This universe (as well as all the others) exists in the mind of its Source. Many scholars today acknowledge that the universe is conscious, which is not surprising, since its Source is a Conscious Being. Thus, we must also conclude that the source of your consciousness is Its Consciousness. This is what is meant by the biblical context of being “made in the image of God.”
This is not the only way to consider Consciousness begetting consciousness, but it will work for our purposes here. I hope contemplating these matters will inspire each of you to experiment with the part of Source Consciousness that you refer to as your consciousness. I hope you are already contemplating just what it might mean to be “made in the image of God.” For those who reject a notion of God, just consider that beingness must have a Source, and that is what we are contemplating here.
For those who are able to work with a concept of the Divine as existing in a Being of some sort, what does this quote connote to you? Now clearly, this text could not refer to any physical construct, since Who or Whatever this “Source” is, extends far beyond a physically manifest level. Thus, the “image” cannot be a physical image, can it? Well, since you do not have a definitive understanding of this level of Being (nor do you have any “first hand” experience of Its level of Beingness), there is really very little you can assert with any certainty whatsoever. While I realize that such is the work of theologians, I am not so sure most succeed at this assignment! Trying to define the Source of All Being is a bit beyond the scope of human experience.
Here comes the part you’ve all been awaiting: what you can do is imagine Who or What this Source may be. In using your ability to imagine in this way, you are actually participating in the creation process. You could say that you are “creating” your Source. He, She or It will live within you according to how you imagine Her, Him or It. Just as this universe is for the Source just as It, She or He imagined it, so your experience of not only the Source, but your spiritual teachers and friends, even your physical family members, friends and acquaintances, are for you exactly as you imagine them.
This is why your thoughts are so powerful! It is also why the ancient texts can assert with certainty that the world arises in accordance with the mind that perceives (dare we say “creates”) it. As we have noted over and over, how you see your personal reality is everything. In your creative experience, it simply cannot fail to be any way other than how you see it. You are the creator, and you will experience what you create in accordance with the way you conceived your creation.
If you see your spouse as a nag, then s/he cannot be anything else for you. If you see a parent as being cruel, then s/he cannot be anything else for you. If you see a member of your spiritual community as good, bad, inspiring, corrupt, etc., then that is what the person becomes for you. Of course, none of this addresses who or what any of these persons might truly be, it only addresses what they are for you. The saying “What you see is what you get,” is quite profound in a spiritual context!
In summation, let’s take a good look at how the creation of your personal reality works:
1) You “create” your reality based on how you perceive it/them;
2) How you perceive it/them is a direct result of the bakchaks your mind runs;
3) Your suffering arises from faulty bakchaks which have been “sanctified” by your own
past personal experiences;
4) You have the power to change it all, since (just as with the Source of All Being), you
imagined it all in the first place.
As we have noted many times, the first step to creating a new experiential reality for yourself is to start using your creative talents by imagining it another way. Thus, if you see your spouse as a nag, this would be a good time to start seeing her/him differently. If you see a parent as cruel, it is time to look deeper into the matter so that you can see something else, and therefore create something else in your personal relationships. Now I know there will be some who choose to argue with me, assuming your spouse really is a nag, or that your parent really was cruel. If you see in this way, then you have no option but to experience the pain you take from these relationships. Until you can see differently, nothing can be different; it is simply impossible.
Thus, you are left with the choice of whether you want to continue suffering in your relationships or recreate them. Even if it is difficult for you to let in the fact that the creation of your personal reality works in this way, what do you have to lose by trying something different? If the ego mind insists that this is all a “bunch of malarkey,” maybe it is time to ask what it gets out of continuing the pattern of this kind of suffering. Why wouldn’t an ego in pain want to try something different – particularly when it is likely to feel empowered by its own new reality? You do not have to believe what I am telling you; you only have to practice it and take note of what happens in your life and your relationships – transformation, perhaps!
Please join this month in poring over the information I recorded in "New Mind, New Reality.” As you listen and contemplate the material, you might want to make a list of the areas and relationships you wish to “recreate.” You will be amazed how quickly you begin to feel shifts occurring, particularly for those where the bakchaks are the lightest. For those with denser bakchaks, well it may take a little more time on your part, but I guarantee you will increase your satisfaction with yourself as a creator a thousandfold. Actually, when you think about it, that’s a pretty good return on your effort!
Your loving teacher,
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