We’re back in Seattle tonight, where you could say it all began. I can’t remember how it was we decided to have a Seattle meet-up perhaps a year ago. But that was the first meet-up we had.
I feel like the flock of geese we saw over Su’s place in Onalaska. They were supposed to be flying south. But we noticed that they were flying west. Except in about ten minutes they came back again, this time flying east.
That about describes how it’s been for us on occasion, going west when we should have gone east, getting lost in some of the most unlikely places, etc.
But soon we’ll be able to rest and have all the amenities again.
Perhaps we can go a little deeper into what we’ve seen on our travels. We’ve seen dedication everywhere we go. Not always dedication to things as we see them. Not always dedication to things we regard as important as opposed to things that the other regards as important.
But whatever anyone was at work on, be it business or service, people uniformly appeared focused, intent, and committed.
Where people differed seemed to be in how much successful clearing and cleansing they’d done. And that in turn had to be weighed against the difficulty of the assignment they were given as a person. The lives that some people had to live would have seen me … well, give up long ago. Let’s put it that way. My hat’s off to everyone who lasted through their many challenges.
But the fact remains that we do need to be free of our vasanas, core issues and false grids before we can truly be of service in the larger plan. That’s one of those things that can’t be fudged. And that also has become apparent as we travel.
If a person handles a lot of money, for instance, and has not handled all outstanding issues and reaction patterns, the part which they have not handled becomes greatly magnified when the money is added to the situation. The same could be said about power, influence, sexuality, and other potentially-distorting factors. In the face of the addition of money, influence, power, etc., a small vasana becomes a large one.
It makes a difference whether we’re discussing our relationships or our mission. We may be able to carry the burden of more vasanas in our realtionships than in our missions. The largeness and publicness of our mission also makes a difference in the degree of vasana-ridden behavior that can be carried or tolerated. To give an example, the feeling or weight of responsibility on the shoulders of wayshowers may feel greater than that on the shoulders of loveholders. It will probably feel greater on front-stage than on back-stage staffers. Those out of the public eye may feel the weight of responsibility less.
The wisdom of not judging has been reinforced in us as a result of our travels. Some people carrying the greatest burden could be the greatest leaders. They have all the signs of greatness.
They undoubtedly agreed to take on the burdens they manage. And they probably did so to cause their powers to awaken and to start in using them. So if someone appears mired, don’t overlook that this may be a great soul wrestling with more than you and I could ever manage.
We also saw how the lives of many lightworkers follow just a few, largely-fixed patterns. Many had really traumatic and difficult things happen in early life. Many went through all manner of hardship and may still be going through them today. It’s been a hard life for many. And it still is.
The ways in which they’re demonstrating coming out of those situations is an inspiration – as it’s probably meant to be – to terrestrials and to us, their lightworkers friends, who also face those situations. The former may face them because of the need for karmic balancing; the latter may have agreed to take them on as part of their mission.
Not all have lightworkers have emerged from our collective Dark Ages. All need to be allowed to emerge at their own time and in their own way.
Finally we saw how absolutely essential it was for lightworkers to make each other’s acquaintance and end this isolation so many of us have been in for so long.
Way back in the 1960s (I think it was), Eric Berne said that people die without strokes. By “strokes” he meant loving exchanges, terms of endearment, kind gestures, etc.
It seems to me that we were built to be social animals, even if that society consists of only one other person, like a spouse. If we cannot mix and mingle, talk and listen to others, hug and kiss each other, we tend to go crazy, insane with loneliness, etc.
We lighworker have one strike against us in the eyes of others because we’re involved with matters regarded as fringe. I urge us not to multiply that by refusing to hook up with one another and provide the contact, support and encouragement that we alone can give to each other. We have to reach out to each other and meet.
I imagine you could say that that was the predominant message that Kathleen and I could be said to put out there. We need to meet. We need to express ourselves to one another. We need to give each other the encouragement and support that we’re not getting from family and friends, school and business.
Rarely do we get a bird’s-eye view of the situation. The bird’s-eye view that we’ve just been given is providing invaluably-useful information to us. It’s helped us appreciate the situation that lightworkers are in and see what it is they want and what it is they need.