A Safe ‘n Sound Proposition

by Christopher Lovejoy on March 18, 2018

My recent post, Why Does Humanity Stink?, generated a fair amount of stink.

My intention in writing this post was to set up a contrast for deep internal processing between third and fourth density consciousness. I understand all too well the temptation to ditch the stench of third density consciousness with a spiritual bypass, but unless we know where we are and where we come from, the cosmic enterprise of seeking, finding, gaining, and keeping a new lease on life remains an empty one.

In recalling the stench, we can appreciate and enjoy the fragrance all the more.

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The fragrance of global harmony from unity through diversity for the sake of peace and prosperity held in a progressive light is generated and perpetuated with the gift of the blessing.

The gift of the blessing, spread far and wide, confers blessors and blessees alike with assurance. Think of this proposition as a pro position, as one that professes as much as it blesses.

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This declaration is a culmination of the proposition at hand, one that is realized through the consistent giving of the gift of the blessing. Know this, too: the qualifier, “even when I think I don’t have any viable options”, can be dropped with ease through the giving of the blessing.

To see how this can be so, let us do a deep dive into that gift known as the blessing.

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So, how does one cultivate, calibrate, and celebrate
the capacity to confer the blessing with consistency?

I dare say, at this point in time on this planet, there is no more important question than this one. Luckily for us, this powerful question was addressed and answered truly, deeply, and wisely a very long time ago, and the answers available to us now are as timely as ever.

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In his presentation, Beyond Zero Point: The Journey to Compassion, Gregg Braden draws on profound ancient wisdom to reveal the origins, nature, and meanings to be found in the gift of the blessing.

This presentation is poignant for me because it was given in the year 2000 and I am sad to say that eighteen years passed before I had an opportunity to awaken the heart of my soul to its wisdom.

In sharing this heartfelt confession, I have the realization that this waiting was nevertheless a blessing to me for this reason: the presentation arose at a very good time for me, personally and professionally. In actuality, any time is a good time to receive the gift of the blessing.

I recommend watching the presentation before proceeding (if you wish, follow the link above).

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My give on the gift of the blessing requires a bit of preparation.

I’ll start here: how best to receive the gift? From the soul or with the spirit? From a soul of unity or with a spirit in harmony? At rest or in the flow? Your response to these questions depends, at this time, on whether you favor following the way of the soul or the way of the spirit.

Let me put it this way: which of the following would you rather do now to receive the gift of the blessing: (a) enter a deep state of meditation or contemplation where you come out feeling calm, warm, clear, and relaxed … or (b) taking a stroll that energizes and refreshes the spirit?

Incidentally, I just came back from taking a wintry morning stroll, one that was cold and bracing, as involving as it was invigorating. When the spirit comes alive, it cannot help but be receptive to a frequency of consciousness in keeping with its sense of being wholly alive and well.

By the same token, in saying this, I also appreciate the need of the soul to be, to just be.

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I have never read the Emerald Tablets of Thoth and I know nothing of its origins or history, but I do know wisdom when I read it and resonate with it. For Gregg Braden, the journey to compassion begins with a passage from the Emerald Tablets (below). Bearing in mind that the words of wisdom that follow can be read as metaphorical in nature, I have removed the superfluous quotation marks from the original passage that was offered in the presentation …

…when unto thee there comes a feeling
drawing thee nearer to the Dark Gate,
examine thine heart to know if the feeling
thou hast, has come from within …

… send through the body a wave of vibration,
irregular at first, and regular at second,
repeating time after time until free;
start the wave force in thy brain center,
direct in waves from thine head to thy foot…

~ The Emerald Tablets of Thoth

The first stanza sets a stage for taking time and holding space for the initiatory feeling.

The initiatory feeling is any feeling that compels a move away from humility or harmony. Your response to the feeling depends on whether the feeling comes from within yourself or through to you from another.

This is a vital distinction to make and you need a good deal of clarity to make it.

If you’re walking through a crowd, and you’re sensitive to feelings that arise from within yourself, you will notice, with adequate discernment, that not all feelings come from you. With the rise of fourth density consciousness in third density, your ability to tap into feelings not your own also rises, and you are well within your scope not to identify with them as if they were your own.

Indeed, you need not even be in a crowd.

With a meditative or contemplative practice, you are well placed to make this distinction. Because you have practice at holding the space between stimulus and response, you can proceed to the next step.

Having identified the initiatory feeling as your own, as a feeling that strays from humility or harmony, you are given a choice: you can either identify the feeling as your own and let yourself make the move away from humility or harmony … or, you can give the gift of the blessing.

How?

The second stanza offers a response, but it’s one that’s shrouded in mystery. The key to unlocking this mystery is the wave force, by knowing what it is and by knowing how to apply it truly and wisely.

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Passion: everyone knows it when they see it and hear it, feel it and experience it.

Passion is associated with drive and determination; passion is pleasurable and desirable.

Passion, however, is also prone to making moves away from humility or harmony.

If passion arises in third density consciousness, then com-passion arises in fourth density consciousness. In the light of this Law of One distinction, know this: a pure com-passion cannot ever arise with any degree of consistency if passion has not been given its due.

The prefix, com-, literally means “with”, “together”, or “in association”. In other words, com-passion goes hand in hand with passion, because without the charge of passion, how can com-passion even arise?

Like passion, com-passion is powerful in its own way, but only if it can meet passion half way. Curiously, passion itself cannot meet com-passion half way, as passion has already decided to go its own way.

Herewith, I invite you to contemplate this definition of com-passion: a wave of vibration whose thought is without attachment to outcome, whose feeling is without distortion, and whose emotion is without charge, allowing a new, fresh, and vital response to every moment.

Sidenote: though rare, a compassionate soul can be affectionate ~ as well as passionate.

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Now that I’ve identified the wave force, how do we apply it consistently, truly, and wisely?

The formula that guides a response is complex; let us first disclose its underlying context.

Each statement in the formula offers an opportunity to re-pattern and re-vision your perception and interpretation of the world, respectively, through intention, which is directional, and e-motion, which is generational, the combination of which comprises your feeling of the world.

The form of the formula follows:

if you acknowledge …,
if you trust …, and if you believe …,
then … you embody compassion

if, however, you do not, then …
you have defined your own path,
having forsaken compassion

Here, free will is honored: you need not acknowledge; you need not trust; you need not believe. Why? Because you are free to follow and define your own path with passion, from passion, through passion. In following and defining your own path, you are giving passion its due.

Here, it is clear that com-passion is not only a matter of trust, it is also a matter of knowledge and faith, and so, what is it we need to know, what is it we need to trust, and what is it we need to believe, so as to embody compassion for the one, for the other, and for the sum?

Here, the formula does not expect you to believe passively without question, but to actively be-leave ~ to actively be and to actively leave behind what it is you already know in your heart to be true for you.

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Before I elaborate on the formula and give flesh to the gift, I feel called to share a common experience that I am sure almost everyone in this world has had to endure: feeling annoyed by the deliberate placement of an item that does not belong in the space in which it is placed.

This seems like a trivial example to bring up at this time, but I can assure you, if we do not and can not bring mastery and compassion to this type of experience, then how can we expect to do so with something much greater and graver? Let us start small so that we can go big.

For ease of reference, here again is the formula …

if you acknowledge …,
if you trust …, and if you believe …,
then … you embody compassion

if, however, you do not, then …
you have defined your own path,
having forsaken compassion

The first piece can be elaborated as follows:

if you acknowledge … that there is a single Source
of all that is, or may ever be, and that every life event,
without exception, is a part of the One of all that is, …

A single intelligent, creative, generative Source is not hard to accept when you read the accounts of those who (a) passed to the Other Side and met with truly benevolent guidance; and those who (b) channelled and published highly sophisticated material, like the Law of One.

We all have our own understanding of the Source, whether it be construed as God, Nature, Spirit, Order, or Field. In viewing our own relation with the Source as a container, a bridge, and a mirror for experience, we have a powerful metaphor by which to view and treat every life event as a manifestation of the One. The alternative to this understanding is this: not all life events issue forth from the One.

In passion, this alternative is easy to accept: “We are the source of the events that arise in our lives”, they said as they puffed their chests, pounding them proudly. In anger, upset, or despair, this alternative is also tempting: “I cannot accept that any evil deed is part of the One.”

By way of response: the emotionally charged events that arise in life can be viewed and treated as transmissive, coming through you from a single Source, offered for your thoughtful, heartfelt consideration, to be taken (or not) as opportunities to learn and grow, to heal and whole.

If someone places an item in a space that “does not belong”, then it helps to pull back and see it from a broader perspective, as an opportunity to inquire and to be informed and inspired from a higher place.

And so it goes, … take any event in life as not being a divine expression of the One for your learning and growing, or for your healing and wholing, and your life, soul, fate, and path will mirror this belief.

The next piece can be elaborated as follows:

and …

if you trust … in the process of life as it is revealed to you,
as an folding of a divine timing without incident or accident, …

This piece of the formula is more profound than meets the eye.

All that you perceive as occurring is there for your own benefit, which means: there are no incidents or accidents. Whatever arises in your experience, you had a hand in creating or generating, consciously or unconsciously, for your own benefit. You might not recall you had a hand in creating or generating an event in your life, but you can recall that every event arises in divine order with divine timing.

Your perception that “this thing does not belong” is an invitation to restore the peace and return a benefit.

By contrast, it is always your choice to view and treat any event in your life as an incident or an accident.

The next piece can be elaborated as follows:

and …

if you believe … each and every experience drawn to you,
without exception, is an opportunity to demonstrate mastery …

This piece of the formula follows seamlessly from the one before.

Growing up as a student of life, you treated your experiences as tests to be passed or failed, but as you matured, bringing your relationship with experience to a whole new level, beyond the mere learning of lessons, you made good on opportunities to demonstrate your mastery.

Your perception that “this thing does not belong” is now met instinctively with a sense of mastery.

The next piece can be elaborated as follows:

and …

if you believe … your life mirrors your quest to know yourself
in all ways, so as to know your extremes and find your balance, …

This piece of the formula takes a broader view than the one before.

We eventually find our balance through knowledge and experience of excesses and extremes. Indeed, how can we possibly find balance until we have known or experienced deficient and sufficient, regressive and excessive, contracted and expanded, as well as mild and extreme?

The preference, of course, is to know the extremes, not experience them, if in our experience of them we suffer from them, but if an extreme experience has deep meaning for us, then the suffering of its consequences carries much potential for us to appreciate it wholly and fully.

Otherwise, can we not benefit from being a mere witness to the consequences of an excess or extreme?

The next piece can be elaborated as follows:

and …

if you truly believe … your life essence is eternal and that
your body may enjoy the same experience of eternalness, …

In a growing mastery of event and experience both, glimmers of eternity appear. That is, the container, the bridge, and the mirror merge as One, as One Taste, as a taste of eternal life, in both body and soul.

In One Taste, you are not susceptible to the appearances in life that would take life from you or away from you. In knowing One Taste, you allow for the possibilities of their existence without their experience.

The final piece can be elaborated as follows:

then, …

how can you at the same time, judge an event, choice, or action,
of yourself or another, as good, bad, right, or wrong, or as anything
other than an exploration, expansion, or expression of the One?

This powerful question is the proverbial icing on the cake of life in 4D.

In the wake of this question, the gift of the blessing becomes evident: when I find myself in passion, anger, upset, or despair, or if I find myself judging or witnessing something as good, bad, right, or wrong, light or dark, as outside the experience of the One, then I have just identified one or more of these tenets (review the formula above) as seeking a greater healing … so as to embrace a greater possibility.

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A blessing is a quality of thought, feeling, and emotion that allows one to acknowledge the sacred, holy, divine nature of what occurs as an event or an experience. A blessing does not indicate consent, agreement, or condonement of any action; it simply acknowledges the divine nature of the action, allowing one to move forward with life. The gift of the blessing is a modern expression of an ancient promise: that each and every soul survives the darkest moments of life, to return home once again, whole and intact … and with a grace that is simply divine.

A blessing is an opportunity to be free of the charge, to move forward with the offering.

Final Thoughts

“Blessings and light,”

It was not so long ago that when I saw this valediction at the end of a written communication, I saw it rise above the likes of “yours truly” or “cordially yours” or “yours sincerely”. In retrospect, I can appreciate this “blessings and light” all the more for having written this post.

It is one thing, however, to insert “blessings and light” into a letter with sacred or divine intent, and quite another to apply “blessings and light” to the ongoing drama that is life itself, with its moral ambiguities and uncertainties swirling amidst whirlwinds of chaos, conflict, and confusion.

Viewed in the proper light, chaos, conflict, and confusion do have as much potential as anything, including the presence of evil or the absence of good, for stimulating the giving of the gift of the blessing, and in so doing, bringing a modicum of clarity and certainty to oneself and others.

What I have found useful in the application of the proposition that I give the gift of the blessing, especially in the midst of others, is to simply utter “blessings” to myself or to the other, as and when I feel the rising presence of an initiatory feeling that calls for humility or harmony.

What I have also found useful in offering the gift of the blessing ~ alone, with others, or in the midst of others ~ is to have space for receiving the blessing. With the former offering, I converse with the universe thus: “blessings”; with the latter receiving, I converse thus: “blessed”.

I have found that having a vital relationship with the blessing itself can do wonders for bringing clarity to the movements of my own mind and heart: I can receive a blessing (“blessed”) as gratitude for my manifesting efforts; I can reflect a blessing (“blessed” and/or “blessings”) for myself and the other; I can respond to the blessing of the other (“blessed”); or I can project a blessing in the absence or presence of good, or even in the presence of evil itself. In blessing without consent, agreement, or condonement, the light has a way of finding the way.

The same apply to group consciousness: we can receive blessings as gratitude for our manifesting efforts; we can reflect blessings between and among ourselves; we can respond to blessings coming to us from beyond us; and we can project blessings as required or desired.

And so it is with coupled consciousness.

In weighing the number of “blessings” and “blessed” from day to day, we (alone, with another, or with others) can get a sense of where our energies are moving (inward with “blessed” or outward with “blessings”), which is not to say that one is to be favored or preferred over the other. On some days, the blessings outweigh the blessed; on others, the blessed outweigh the blessings, and so I say to you now …


if you acknowledge … that there is a single Source
of all that is, or may ever be, and that every life event,
without exception, is a part of the One of all that is, …

and …

if you trust … in the process of life as it is revealed to you,
as an folding of a divine timing without incident or accident, …

and …

if you believe … each and every experience drawn to you,
without exception, is an opportunity to demonstrate mastery …

and …

if you believe … your life mirrors your quest to know yourself
in all ways, so as to know your extremes and find your balance, …

and …

if you truly believe … your life essence is eternal and that
your body may enjoy the same experience of eternalness, …

then, …

how can you at the same time, judge an event, choice, or action,
of yourself or another, as good, bad, right, or wrong, or as anything
other than an exploration, expansion, or expression of the One?

This is an amazing question that honors an amazing grace. May you find it useful and helpful in your journey to bring your passion and your affection into balance with your compassion.

Blessings and light.


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