(Concluded from Part 1.)
A lot of territory is taken in by the word “feelings” in the Third-Dimensional thinking that we’re leaving behind.
It takes in feelings proper, which I’m going to be speaking of here. But it also takes in states of being like bliss, love and joy.
We usually call these “exalted” states of being and they are. But the distinction between them and simple feelings is that feelings come and go and states of being persist.
They await only our tapping into them, but they exist beyond and prior to physical life. They inform every aspect of it and they will exist after it’s gone.
I’m not discussing states of being here. I’m restricting my attention to a lower class of phenomena – the feelings triggered by our thoughts in our bodies, the emotions that regularly come and go.
As far as I can see, our beliefs determine our feelings. Imagine someone who’s just been given tragic news, only to have it modified to better news, only to hear worse news again. That person would probably go up and down with emotion as their beliefs changed. Insofar as they change, belief is determining feeling.
Our feelings also influence our beliefs. They work on each other.
If we’re having a bad day, we pull up the various sayings stored in our minds under the file called “Feeling Bad.” Our feelings will influence the words we choose, the interpretation we create of the day’s events, and so on.
Then both thoughts and feelings work on the body and it in turn works on them.
At its worst, this closed system invites from us a degree of automaticity that led Werner Erhard to call us “stimulus/response machines.”
At its best, as far as I know, we escape from it when our carbon bodies transform to crystalline.
Our bodies will then be lightbodies, crystalline in structure, capable of transmitting and carrying the gentler messages from the finer sentiments. We’ll enjoy having a silent mind or an active one. The thoughts we do have will be ennobled.
Feelings will yield to states of being. As far as I know, we’ll exist in love, joy and bliss.
Thought Alone is the Contrarium
Therefore thought is the primary contrarium. But not all thought is contrary to the divine qualities and Plan.
Thought can be in accord with the Divine qualities. At that point it ceases to be a contrarium.
That kind of thought we call devotion, God-worship, service, etc.
Even though we could probably stop by paying attention only to thought, with the roles we’ll be playing, I believe it desirable to pay attention to the whole system that we “live” in – the body and our body-centered thoughts and feelings.
If we know that system and work with it the way it works, we can speed along the day we transform it – from carbon to crystalline. As a crab moults its shell, we’ll moult the carbon body for a lightbody, with a quiet mind and open heart, colored by the divine qualities, enjoying exalted states of being.
Once we see the system, as we have here, we can set about putting more realistic ways of being in place that release us from the contrarium. Then our bodies, minds and emotions work for us, rather than against us.
The Divine Mother weaves her veil of movement and sound around us, convincing us that we live in a world that’s real.
Meanwhile the Holy Father’s stillness and silence is ever before us. But we cannot see it, hear it, or feel it, and so we don’t step outside the old and familiar.
Lao Tzu sat beside the Emperor’s road at nighttime, across from a noodle stand that sent out large clouds of fragrant steam into the cool night air.
He tended a pot of weak meat soup while the noodle stand across the highway dispensed warm and hearty food, and interesting news to travelers rushing by.
No one wanted Lao Tzu’s weak meat soup. Everyone sat at the noodle stand, listening entranced to exciting news of what was happening up and down the land.