I first read this book much closer to when it was originally published back in 1991. The material in it was channeled by Ken Carey over an 11 day period from December 27, 1978 to January 6, 1979. I don’t honestly recall my impressions from the first reading, but I’ve kept it on my shelf all these years and was recently nudged to go dust it off and have a look.
What I found inside these pages is nothing short of perfect for these exact times. Enjoy…
Chapter 7 ~ The Dance of Life
As a child, your conceptual prison was not yet fully defined; you still retained the ability to enter the lands of eternal being. As an awakened child of God, you will again be able to speed up or slow down the passage of time, to stop raindrops on the window, or war in the Mid-East.
With an awareness of the eternity in each moment, with your involuntary data analysis systems providing you with infallible reports many thousands of times per second, you will have plenty of time to correctly assess all the factors present in the moment of whatever circumstance presents itself to you.
You will determine the optimum course of action with the ease and grace of a dancer. You will always choose the path of optimum response, not because you lack free will, but because such a path represents for you both the path of least resistance and the path of greatest fulfillment. You will no longer use your free will to make unnecessary mistakes, but to find out what part you might most creatively play in the whole.
In choosing to do God’s will, you will discover the only true freedom. Your ability to function will reach the perfection of its potential, and you will have little difficulty correcting the disharmony of your historical situation.
Living in this state of grace, you will function much like a computer; monitoring the variables of any given situation, determining the optimum behavioral pattern, scanning, adjusting for new data, over and over, many times each second. All data pertinent to a given situation will automatically be processed on an unconscious level.
Consciously, you will always be aware of a course of action that makes optimum use of the potential available to all factors in that situation. Your inner control mechanism, returned at last to the directive impulse of Life, will take care of this unconsciously. It will be as simple and as natural as breathing. Trusting in the design that God has already incorporated into your physical body is the key to this new type of function.
Can you imagine how awkward it would be if you were required to assume conscious responsibility for all the autonomic systems in your body? In a sense, this is what you are doing when you override your autonomic informational processing systems in deference to a rational thought process.
Historically, your mind has been preoccupied with an overload of sensory input that was never designed to be processed consciously. Your conscious function is in another realm, a realm of spontaneous creation, dance, music and delight. For this is what you begin to do as your trust is restored once again in the Life impulse; you begin to dance — dance to the music of your soul.
There are seven primary vibrational channels maintained within the overall vibrational body of Planetary Being. Within each of these seven primary channels are seven sub-channels. The conscious execution of your creative responsibilities in the overall design will occur on one or another of these primary channels. The discovery of which level within the Planetary Being you have been designed to function on will not come through conceptualization.
It will come through inner sensitivity to feelings, vibrations, and planetary rhythms. Once you attune yourself to these rhythms, you will find that the functional duties you are called upon to perform are the very things that you most want to do. No longer bound by false responsibilities born of fear and addiction to past patterns, you will take up the tools of your trade and delight in the creative implementation of God’s will.
As you work in this new way, each will hear the different notes of his or her own functional duty, and be dancing out the fulfillment of that particular obligation. On each of the primary channels, all melodies will have the same rhythm and base notes, and each channel will be in harmonic relationship with all the others.
All around you all across the planet, joyful melodies will be sounding forth, all perfectly synchronized with each other, all playing together in an exquisitely balanced orchestration, a perfect symphony. This is the Creator’s love song to the planet Earth.
In this state of grace, no longer will you be compelled by the narrow dictates of your rational interpretations. No longer will you be held prisoner within the structure of your conceptions. You will be free to flow in joyful, rhythmic oscillation between your reality as the unmanifest totality of God, and your reality as His specific functional projection in form.
Tapping directly into the informational systems of eternal Being, your species will usher the Earth into an age of unimaginable blessing and prosperity.
The blueprint for your true work here on Earth already exists within you. You do not have to be given instruction by anything outside yourself, not by this book, a book of old, not by any person, object or event. These things may be helpful at times, but your primary task is to awaken the living Christ in your heart. This is your true identity. Express God in all that you are, and throw away the crutches that have helped you stumble through history.
You are the means by which God loves Creation. You are the facilities for the emergence of the catalytic energies in the final stage of the creative process. You are high priests and priestesses, invested with the authority to perform the only real Mass, the Cosmic Mass of the World, in which Matter is lifted up lovingly into the Presence of God, and instilled with the power and the life of Spirit.
So be aware, child of light, of your own importance, not as an individual ego identity, but as a critical ingredient in the structure of all Creation. The things you do today, the things you do tomorrow, the things you do next week, have far greater significance than you suspect. Be conscious of what you do, for you are the seed, the origin of much that is to come.
Through your actions today, vast worlds will be created and destroyed. Just as a telescope aimed at a distant star has only to move one tiny millimeter at the fulcrum in order to move many light years at the other end, so you too are at a place of beginning, with many effects on future worlds yet unborn.
Be aware of this. Be aware of yourself. Be aware of your responsibility. Existence in these worlds of form is a wonderful privilege, too joyous for words, but it is a responsibility as well. You must begin to accept this responsibility or your freedom will continue to be cur- tailed as it is at this time.
Release the structure of past identity; surrender to the guards at the gates of Eden all your definitions of now; relinquish your silly hold on reality and come join us in the freedom of the stars. The doorway is open. Die to all you so foolishly think you know. Lay down your beliefs like the agents of separation that they are. Hope for nothing but what is, and see its fullness in every moment.
A new time is before your species, a time of realization, fulfillment and adventure. Accept this time. Move into it. Dance in the momentum of its inevitability. It is the breath of Life and the song of God that you have been cut off from for so long.
Life is now. Life exists, only in the present moment of time, in the Presence of God. Thoughts that are oriented toward the past and future serve only to restrict and limit the amount of animating current that is available to vitalize your expression. You have no idea how much energy will flow through you when you have proven your trustworthiness and cleared these obstructions from your circulatory systems.
Can you release the past and future oriented conceptual structures that are preventing this from taking place? Are you willing to come with me, to join with me in a journey of unimaginable adventure? Come, my friend, the door is open. Lay down your fear. Lay down your reason. Leave the past behind. And prepare yourself for transformation.
There are preparatory steps as individuals approach the point where they are open to transformation. But the actual transformation is not a sequential process. It is not a complicated ritual. It can occur in the twinkling of an eye. It only involves one step, one decision, one event. When it takes place, it is as easy as breathing, as simple as a smile.
Suddenly, you just know; suddenly, you know on a level of certainty that precludes all knowledge. Your eyes clear, and you see for the first time what lies beyond the prison wall, and you jump. You jump into the unknown: alive, alert, aware for the first time of who you really are. When you are ready to make that leap, you will know. There will be no other choice. Suddenly you will realize that all your fears, all your problems, all your rational dilemmas, were all just part of a dream, a fiction that you had been maintaining through your own stubborn effort.
Identifying with the Being behind all Life, you realize that the particular form that you are conscious of projecting through at the moment is not really who you are. As you begin to see your body as an exquisite exploratory instrument, designed for the expression of your spirit, you begin to relax.
Your preoccupation with survival begins to fall away. It is not that the body becomes unimportant, but rather that a fundamental identity shift has taken place. You are not your body. You are not your thoughts. You are not what you feel, not your role or your experience. You are the Spirit of Life itself, dancing in the clay, delighting in the glorious opportunity of in- carnation, exploring the realms of matter, blessing the Earth and all therein.
The psychological process that triggers this awareness takes place in the present moment. You must be there, fully present, to experience it. This is not difficult. Simply be aware of whatever you are doing.. If you are slicing the bread, do not be thinking of your thirst. If you are listening to a friend, do not be thinking of what you are going to say next. If you are eating a meal, do not be thinking of what you are going to do when the meal is over, but show the Earth the appreciation of your fullest attention.
In whatever activity you engage, be there fully in Consciousness also. This will draw you into the Presence of God, and quickly show you what areas of your life are most in need of adjustment. The question is not how much of the Presence of God can you bring into your life, but how much of your life can you bring into the present. The Presence of God is everywhere. You have only consciously to embrace it with your attention.
Once you have learned to focus your attention in the present moment, you can begin to refer to your intuitive faculties for direction. These intuitive sources are your direct link with the totality of your being. Trust them. They will not fail you. They arise involuntarily from the depths of your being like the breath you breathe.
They inform you instantly of all you need to know in any situation. They supply you with a read-out, based on the infallible wisdom of your Creator, that tells you the optimum behavioral pattern available to you in each circumstance. They cannot help you in the future. They cannot help you in the past. But they can be your invaluable pilot in the present moment.
It may be that following these intuitive impulses will break many of your previous behavioral patterns, but do not think twice, let them fall away. Proceed with the faith of a child. It will be far better for you to break the patterns in your life that are not in harmony now, on your own, than to wait until the increasing vibrational intensity that is enveloping the Earth’s atmosphere breaks them for you. The information you need is encoded in the structural make-up of every single cell in your body. Con- tact it there.
The interval of hesitation that exists between your initial Life-impulse and its eventual implementation or rejection may seem like a little thing, but when you consider how many such intervals exist in the course of an average day, and how much collective human energy is poured into these intervals, it is staggering. This is the opening through which your entire species is being drained of its very life-substance. In order to do the work that is ahead, you cannot afford such waste.
Your cultural conditioning has convinced you that withdrawal of attention from rational consideration of past precedent and future possibility would cripple you in your ability to carry out your responsibilities. In truth, it will free you to carry out your real responsibilities.
Your responsibility is to be yourself, to express the essence of your innermost spirit, to express the Lord in form on Earth. To do this, you must be in His Presence. Consider all the various issues of your life in the brilliance of the living light that springs from His Being. All that is real in your life situation will remain, and all that is unreal will no longer exist — such an easy way to solve problems!
At this time, your reason is too unwieldy, too permeated with ego values, too slow and open to manipulation to satisfactorily resolve your increasingly complex problems, be they personal or global. Look to the Light of your soul, to the illumination of your own spirit for the answers, and allow whatever does not stand up in this light to dissolve back into the darkness from which it has come.
If one day you find yourself suddenly waking up as if you had experienced the psychological process, but you sense that you are not yet firmly grounded in the new reality, lie low during the days of your centering. Do not use the powers that you have gained in ways that will draw attention. The time for action will come soon enough. You will know with a certainty when it does.
In the meantime, do not intentionally restrict your spirit, but go about your business lightly, with a minimum of personal involvement, keeping centered on the living spirit within. As you become secure and steady in your ability to maintain yourself in the Presence of God, you will find supreme fulfillment in simply doing what is required of you in the moment.
In the state of grace, your false identities will fall away, and there will remain, during the times of your in-form-ation, an individual identity much more flexible and much more functional than any you now embrace. This identity will not be an exclusive identity that feels separation from the rest of its kind, but a cooperative identity that understands its own uniqueness to be the mechanism through which it might serve the greater whole.