Jan. 23, 2020
Lecture date: January 15, 2017
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For humanity to prosper and thrive on this Earth, a second evolution is required — this is the evolution of consciousness. The first evolution was the evolution of physical forms; this was completed 5,000 years ago; there’s been a stagnation of human evolution ever since, within a pursuit of comfort. When a specie stagnates there are toxins that arise physically, emotionally and mentally. This is why the human being currently faces such diseases — look around — no other creature has this challenge. We are polluting the planet beyond belief — look around — no other creature has this issue. Psycho-emotional toxins are deeply rooted in the causes of corruption, aggression, neglect and greed . . . all running rampant and posing as normal in humans — no other creature has this. Clearing stagnation is an evolutionary mandate that needs immediate attention. This requires taking the risks that evolutionary efforts appear to have. Evolution doesn’t play it safe, evolution plays it accurately. Remember: there are many views of every moment — perception of risk is simply a comparison to “safety” — a standard held in the angles and perspectives of the beholder. ‘Safe’ has been described by ancient masters as, “a most dangerous place to live.” Risk with accuracy, on the other hand, is an invigorating environment to evolve with. Evolution is the risk with accuracy that uses environments to manage and navigate the tension, pressure, stress, and friction of nature . . . it draws people together around a common cause. Every living plant and creature is essential to this evolutionary equation, and therefore every extinction of any life, is a set-back to the evolution of all life. Our prayer is that you focus all efforts to evolve your own consciousness beyond the personal need for comfort; develop a sense of community with all life as a primary goal and serve this with your efforts; take care of each other as if it’s yourself . . . this formula will reduce stagnation, increase overall health, cause risk to appear as friendly, and guide life toward accuracy. This is evolution . . . it’s essential now . . . join up together.
“Misery loves company,” but what is misery, a punishment, a tool? The only time you experience existence is when you are housed in a physical form — the body. Your physical body and world are held together by tension, pressure, stress and friction . . . all are required for physical existence to exist. Stimulation is required for movement to take place; when movement takes place, opposition is experienced; opposition produces misery, yet has potential, and potential is required before anything can actually occur. Misery is therefore a naturally occurring stimulation . . . a law of nature. When this tension, pressure, stress, and friction are being experienced as opposition — the opposition then compels you to act — to overcome it. As you exert to overcome its bonds, you experience a new opposition (for every action there is an equal reaction). This can go on and on and is why the Buddha said, “Existence is suffering” (is misery). There is a way to work with this misery however, this suffering the Buddha referred to has a way around it. Masters throughout time refer to this way as the ‘middle path’ . . . the path without extremes that can stop this pendulum’s manic swinging while living a productive life. First, know that there is always an opposition to every moment and every proposition — next, embrace them both (the moment and the opposition) equally — then move directly to the next step — don’t look back. When you achieve the next step, embrace the new opposition and take another step. When you achieve this new step, embrace the new opposition that comes with it and take a next step forward. Misery becomes a measurement of steps taken and nothing else — every opposition becomes your propellant . . . this is the way of a master; the balance of the positive and negative to create neutrality with achievement. Our prayer is that you are inclined to take the risk of practicing this middle path; to allow neutrality to unfold your life with balance and calm, for it is this path that arrives at your dreams coming true — not to be blocked by the constant laws of misery, suffering and opposition . . . they will always be there by natural law . . . use them.
The human tongue is the most complex muscle system in your body . . . there’s a reason for this. This tongue contains seventeen separate muscle groups allowing your vocal anatomy to create the complex sounds of language . . . there’s a reason for this. The tongue and the heart are physically connected through meridians . . . there’s a reason for this. With your complex vocal anatomy, the human is the only animal able to utter a consonent . . . all other creatures are able to express with vowels. Vowels make all the sounds, consonants create the directions these sounds travel through . . . internally and externally. Vowels, consonants, sounds and directions are the roots of mantra . . . the vocal projection of your mind. The universe demonstrates extreme balance; the grand patterns at the highest levels of the cosmos — are equal to the personal patterns at your own level — are equal to smallest patterns at the quantum levels . . . bridges upon bridges upon bridges act as pathways of awareness, intelligence, understanding and connection. Sound naturally and equally affects all of these levels, music is a harmonious form of sound; language is a meaningful form of sound; mantra is an effective combination of sound, language and music. Our prayer is that the power of your voice, coupled with the science of your awareness, added to the song of your life, produces the mantras of your choice, to free your expression from the slavery of voicelessness . . . use your tongue . . . express yourself with your highest expression.
They’ve done computer studies on the human physical body and found that with zero tension, pressure, stress and friction it’s capable of lasting for 335 years. Therefore, the length and health of your life will depend on how successfully you manage the interference and disruptions. In the ancient days, so many of the great masters taught the technologies of how to use the interference and the chaos to pass through turbulence with dynamic confluence . . . treat it like a music that becomes your friend and your core energy. Our prayer is that you use the tension, pressure, stress and friction of life as your core music to move you through the turbulence to your dreams.
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