Continued from Chapter 21.
“By using the techniques you have been practicing, you have the power for more than just seeing into a tree or flying with eagles. Through your conscious connection with the Force and All-That-Is, you have the power to attract to yourself whatever you want in life.” Don Emilio
By Richard Juarez
The holidays came and went, and I was back to focusing on the creating exercise, plus as many of the old energy practices as I could. Near the end of the six-week break I felt like I was finally getting the feel for the whole package, except I had some major issues with the creating exercise. I kept changing my mind about what I wanted to put in the thought bubble. I wasn’t so sure it would work for what I really wanted. But I remember Don Emilio said something like don’t try to do the greatest thing ever, just do a simple object. So I was glad to finally get to the second weekend in January for a chance to sit down with him again.
After greetings and a little small talk about the holidays, Don Emilio started the session by asking about our main assignment.
“You were to put a mental symbol of what you wanted to create into a thought bubble, and then direct your energy to it, feeding it with a lot of emotional energy and enthusiasm. Did you do that each day?”
“Well, for awhile,” I answered, “then I kinda got stuck.”
“I did it almost every day,” said Tony. “And when I pretty much had a clear image of what I wanted, I tried to do some things to reinforce my belief that I would get it.”
“Good, Antonio,” said Don Emilio. “Let us talk about what you wanted to attract, and about any blocks you identified.”
“Well, the item I put into the thought bubble was a new baseball glove. I wasn’t particular about the brand, but I pictured an infielder’s glove, not an outfielder’s with the longer fingers. And I definitely felt enthusiastic about it, since getting a new glove would be great. Then I adjusted the image to me playing with a new glove. At that point I knew it was a very clear image, and that all the necessary messages had probably been sent out into the universe. So now,” he said with a big grin, “I am enthusiastically anticipating its arrival!”
“That’s pretty good,” I said. “I almost expected you to say the glove arrived last week.”
“Yeah, but if you had been paying attention, you would know I wasn’t through. The next step was to reinforce my belief that the glove was already mine. So I stored my old glove in the garage. The next day I got out some leather oil, so when the new glove came I could oil it and break it in. On the third day I got out a baseball to put into the oiled glove to help shape the pocket. I couldn’t think of anything to do on the fourth day, but on the fifth day, I remembered I had an elastic bandage from when I sprained my ankle. So I got that out to wrap around the glove to keep the ball in the right place in the pocket.”
“You did a great job formulating the thought, imagining yourself playing with the glove rather than imagining a new glove in the store, and sending strong emotional energy to the image,” said Don Emilio. “And that was a great follow up, doing something on the following days to reinforce your belief that the glove is coming.”
“Yeah, I was a great success at everything except getting the glove.”
“But maybe the glove just hasn’t had time to get here yet,” I suggested.
We looked at Don Emilio, expecting to hear his comments. But he looked at us, looked around the shed, looked outside, and back at us. He was stalling again.
“I don’t know if it’s coming,” said Tony, sounding a little dejected, “but probably not right away. It may be too soon. I looked inside to see if I had any beliefs blocking me.”
Don Emilio nodded his head and smiled.
“As I was putting the old glove away, I was thinking that it was a pretty good one, with soft and flexible leather. It just looks a little ratty because the leather is rough in spots where I’ve scraped it scooping up grounders. So I realized I have a belief that I’ll be happy using the old glove if I don’t get a new one. Also, I think it’s too much money to spend on a glove when I already have one. I think these beliefs might be blocking me.”
“Man, he’s not getting a new glove,” I said to myself, but out loud. Those sounded like good reasons why his family shouldn’t buy a new glove. “So he’s done? Should he just switch to another desire?”
“That is a good question,” Don Emilio answered. “What do you think, Antonio?”
“Well, going through the exercise really helped me see how the creation process works, even though it didn’t create a new glove yet. And it helped me see how thoughts that we’re not fully aware of can block the process. So maybe for this example, we can say that I should give up on the glove.” He paused, and then smiling, added, “Maybe I should go for a football.”
Don Emilio didn’t say anything right away. Since we had already suggested abandoning the glove idea, and he didn’t say he agreed with that, I knew we needed to look at alternatives.
“Okay, let’s think about this,” I said, while I delayed, waiting for some inspiration. Then it hit me. “Oh, of course. That’s why you’re waiting for us. We didn’t do the last part.”
“What’s that?” asked Tony.
“Now that you have identified the beliefs that are blocking your desire, you need to see if you can change those beliefs.”
“Very good, Vicente. You guys are doing great.”
“Well, I kinda did that quickly and thought nothing could change,” said Tony. “My parents have higher priorities for their money, and I agree with that. Also, my old glove is good enough. That’s not going to change. It will always be good enough, even if it sits in a box.”
“So we gotta think outside the box, Tony. What if you were on the varsity team, or even summer American Legion, and the coach said everyone will get a new glove, even though your old ratty looking one works fine. You’d want to have a new one then, wouldn’t you?”
“Well, yeah, sure I would.”
“Well, what’s wrong with getting a new glove even if no coach tells you to do so. Repeat after me, and say it each day: I’m a great guy, and I can have a new glove if I want one.”
“I’m a great guy, and….”
All three of us busted up laughing about that one, even though Don Emilio tried not to.
“And for this exercise,” said Tony, after we calmed down, “let’s assume I will make the American Legion team, and the coach will get a sponsor to donate gloves for the team, so my parents won’t have to spend the money. Or maybe there’s another way the glove will get to me without my parents having to pay for it. So I just wasn’t looking closely enough at alternatives.”
“And he doesn’t really need to worry about the alternatives, right Don Emilio? He just needs to trust that within the Force all the necessary energy connections will be made, and the right people will take the necessary actions.”
Don Emilio nodded his head in agreement.
“Hey, we cleared the blocks!” said Tony excitedly as he high-fived me.
“Mine was interesting but … uh, difficult,” I said, as they turned to listen to me. “I started out fine, but then changed my mind about what to put in the bubble. I’m not sure that some things can be done this way. Maybe we can’t create some things we want.”
“He’s beating around the bush,” Tony said to Don Emilio. “He tried to put his greatest number one wish into the thought bubble.”
I knew I should have just made up something simple, like a football, or a new jacket, or a shirt. But I didn’t. And now I had to fess up.
“The thing I wanted to attract, the image I put in the thought bubble, was … um.”
“Oh, for crying out loud,” said Tony, laughing, “just tell him, or I will.”
“I want Gloria to be my girlfriend,” I blurted out. I didn’t want Tony to tell him, and I didn’t want to keep thinking about the best way to say it. “I know it’s not a thing, like a glove. Is that okay?”
Don Emilio nodded. “It is a thought, a desire.”
He didn’t say anything else. He just looked at me. So I thought I better keep explaining.
“I thought maybe I should put a more precise thought in the bubble, like I want her to go to the Junior Prom with me, or I want her grandmother and mother to change their minds about me, or maybe just an image of the two of us standing together, holding hands.”
“This is a good first step,” said Don Emilio. “It is important to refine the image. Tell me, which of those statements created an image in your head, and feelings or emotions that represent your intention.”
I knew immediately. “The image of the two of us holding hands. When I think of that image, I feel sort of tingly, like what I feel when I’m near her. The others are just words, with no feelings.”
“If an image you put into that thought bubble can generate strong emotional energy,” said Don Emilio, “that image has a better chance of quickly materializing.”
“You mean I have to be in love with my new glove?”
“No Antonio,” said Don Emilio, grinning, “but really wanting it, and being very grateful for what is coming to you will help. Generating strong emotions speeds the creating process.” He paused and turned back to me. The smile went away and his look turned serious.
“Some of our thoughts involve only our own desires and choices. Other thoughts can involve one or more other persons. We cannot make other people choose what we want them to do. You cannot stop your friends from involvement with drugs just by putting that in your thought bubble. You cannot make someone’s mother like you. That person is the one who will choose what happens in his or her own life.”
I could tell he was trying to let me down gently and not embarrass me for choosing such a dumb thought. Of course I can’t make Gloria’s grandmother and mother like me just by putting that in my thought bubble. I already knew Gloria liked me, but that doesn’t do any good if she’s not allowed to see me.
“Okay then,” I said, “I want to switch to another thought, getting a new jacket. But I’ll have to start over and refine the thought, look for blocks….”
“I did not mean to scare you away from your desire,” said Don Emilio. “I wanted you to be aware other people are involved, and there are many decisions to be made. If that is what you have your heart set on, do not give up so easily.”
“I don’t want to give up. But I think I need to refine the thought, or make multiple thoughts, and then see what beliefs I may have that might be blocking me.”
“Do not make it too complicated. You know what you want. And the situation may be easier than you think. From my conversation with Doña Rosa a few weeks ago at the market, I think she may have a better opinion of you, and of me, than you think.”
“Don Emilio,” said Tony with a look of surprise on his face, “if we create by this process, and if we can clear the blocks in our way, well then … we can create anything, anything we want!” He looked like the light just went on inside.
“Duh, genius,” I said. “That’s what Don Emilio has been saying all along.”
“I know, I just never really understood it until now.” He paused briefly, turning to look straight at me. “Do you know what that would mean? That could be like letting a little kid lose in a candy store. People would go wild, grabbing at anything, creating anything they dreamed up.”
“Except for the blocking beliefs,” I reminded him. “You just tried to do a simple exercise for getting a glove and found out that some hidden beliefs stopped you.”
“Yeah, but we found the blocking beliefs. So now I’m gonna get my glove.”
“We can look at anything we have, good or bad,” I said, “and see what beliefs helped bring that into our lives.”
“So it turns out,” said Tony, “that analyzing our beliefs is just as important as focusing on what we want. And that’s as important as storing and using energy to make all the connections.”
“Right,” said Don Emilio grinning.
“Man,” I said, grasping at what felt like major revelations, “when something bad happens to us, there is no more blaming Pablito or anyone else. We have no one to blame but ourselves. Same thing when something good comes into our lives. We know we attracted it.”
For a moment there was just silence, and then a soft “whew” from Tony, as he and I tried to register the significance of what had just blown through our minds.
“I feel like the whole world just exploded before me,” said Tony, “and now there is a clean slate. I can create what I want—as long as I increase my energy, focus my attention, and clear blocking beliefs.”
“Don Emilio,” I said, “I feel a sense of responsibility now. It’s like I can’t just sit back and let things be as they are.”
“Be careful, boys. Do not think that you now have to go out and create an entirely new world tomorrow. Give yourselves at least a week!”
All three of us started laughing, which was good, as things were getting way too serious.
“I know you will feel a sense of responsibility,” said Don Emilio, trying to wipe the grin off his face. “That always follows once we understand that we are responsible for the world we create. That is what we do, all the time––we create. Since you are now more aware of that, you will want to create more consciously, and more responsibly. That desire will drive you to keep looking at your beliefs, and to maintain your energy levels because focused energy drives the creation process. It is all related. But be aware that you are just beginning to understand this process of creating. Consciously creating is more difficult than simply understanding the steps. But as I said, you create every day, so you might as well do it consciously.”
“Don Emilio,” I said, “I understand better now. When we first talked about different ways to increase our energy, it seemed like it would be a lot of work to keep practicing all the techniques. I thought that spirit warriors had to do way too much energy work, and therefore couldn’t have much of a life. That didn’t seem very appealing at all. But now, I realize that keeping a high energy level is so important to creating the life we want!”
“I’m feeling the same way,” said Tony. “I thought it was going to be a real chore to list all the things we had to do each day, then having to check them off and report back to you. Right now, I don’t feel like it’s a chore that I have to do. Instead, I want to look at my list and see what I can do to increase my energy so that I can create the next thing in my life.”
“You both had quite an experience. I want you to remember this feeling and your appreciation for energy and its importance in helping you create your lives, because this feeling will come and go. Humans are creatures of habit, and you have had many years being unaware of your role in creating your life. Right now you have a heightened awareness and appreciation. It will pass, and you will revert, to a large extent, to your old ways of thinking. But the feeling and the understanding will come back again and again as you work with energy and continue to successfully create what you focus on.”
“Don Emilio,” said Tony, “You’re not teaching us this stuff so we can have more things, are you? We started out talking about increasing our energy and quieting our mind so we could have a better connection with our higher self and with God.”
“Yeah, you told us about the connection between creating and what we did on the mountain,” I added, “seeing with x-ray vision, talking to trees, and flying with eagles. But I got so focused on learning the steps to this creating process that I guess I lost some of the big picture, how it’s all related. And I know it’s got something to do with my eagle dream and all the energy connections I saw.”
He rose from his chair and began slowly pacing in front of the worktable.
“I have been expecting these questions. We talked before about how the ego resists new information that is not consistent with its view of reality, so you tend to forget. That is why it is so important to practice as often as you can. The repetition helps make it a part of your core belief system. And yes it does have something to do with your dream of the energy connections. You sent those energy connections from your heart area when you visited your power animals at the zoo. In the mountains you sent energy down into the earth, and you sent it to the tree you talked to. You sent that energy to the eagles you flew with. In your creation exercise you sent energy to the item you held in your thought bubble. And from there you sent that energy out into the web of energy connections that make up the Force.”
He stopped pacing and turned to look directly at us.
“You are consciously connecting with God, All-That-Is, when you are directing your energy out into the web of energy connections, and allowing that energy to flow back to you. By using the techniques you have been practicing, you have the power for more than just seeing into a tree or flying with eagles. Through your conscious connection with the Force and All-That-Is, you have the power to attract to yourself whatever you want in life. In our creation discussion I used simple items for the purpose of explaining the steps in the process. But remember, you have created everything in your world, mostly without consciously thinking about it. The spirit warriors you mentioned know that they are constantly creating their world, and they strive to do their creating consciously. So their focus is to stay filled with high spiritual energy, stay consciously connected to the Force, and consciously use that energy to create their world.”
“Man, that’s what I want to do,” said Tony. “I want to be sure that what happens in my life is what I really want, not something that happens because I wasn’t paying attention or wasn’t thinking about it.”
It sounded really good. I could go along with the idea that everything in my life is here because of my thoughts, whether I did it consciously or not. And it was a no brainer that we should do it consciously. But I wasn’t sure Tony and I could do that, every minute of every day, thinking about what we were bringing into our lives. I didn’t want to say anything negative though, as Don Emilio was on a roll. But I figured he would be reading my mind anyway.
Don Emilio walked over to his chair and sat down with us again. He closed his eyes.
“Visualize in your mind how, as a spirit warrior, you might connect with energy during the day. Close your eyes and become aware of the connection with energy coming down to you, entering the top of your head and filling you up…. While you are becoming filled with this energy, be aware of the many thought bubbles floating above you. These represent not one thing you want, but all the things you think about and desire, what you want next week, next month, next year. All that you want, consciously and unconsciously, to come into your life is there, and these constantly get refined, as we discussed before. Remember, all these thoughts are energy and are alive. Can you visualize these many thoughts there with you?”
That was a bit of a surprise, to visualize the space above me filled with lots of thought bubbles, for everything that I may want or think about. But of course that made sense if we are creating everything that comes into our lives.
“Isn’t that a lot of thoughts to think about and manage all day long?” asked Tony.
“That is a good question, and I want to clarify one thing. Whether it is one thought or many, your task or the task of a spirit warrior is not to think about all the items in the thought bubbles or to somehow try to manage them. Your task is on an energy level, to take in the energy and allow it to fill you up and raise your vibration. As you do that, be aware that some of the energy you take in is constantly flowing out to those thought bubbles.
“Feel the energy flowing out from you, and feel it being replenished by the light energy flowing down into you. Many of the desires in the thought bubbles are clear and refined. See and feel your energy flowing to those thoughts, and from them out to the Force, going out to the people and places necessary to bring those items into your life.
“You visualized the energy flowing out into that web of energy connections. Now visualize the strands of light energy flowing straight back to you from the Force. You are a magnet, attracting to yourself what you desire and focus upon. These strands of light are the leading edge of the energy of those objects you desire. As you allow the strands to come to you, feel the energy getting stronger and stronger. That is where your joyful anticipation begins. You feel the energy of the items. You feel them coming. You joyfully await their arrival, without doubt or hesitation.
“There are many strands of energy flowing straight to you right now, connected to the next things that will show up in your life, in the next minutes, hours, days. But you are mostly doing it unconsciously. The spirit warriors are doing it consciously. If you choose to live a better life, choose each day to do it consciously, as often as you are able. Be consciously aware of the back and forth flow of energy between you and the Force.”
Don Emilio stopped and told us to open our eyes. I looked over at Tony and his eyes were closed. He must have still been looking for the leading edge of his glove.
“Don Emilio,” I said, “I really liked that, being aware of the flow of energy as we create what will come into our lives. But that seems like a whole lot of time focused on thought bubbles and their energy. One minute I get enthused about doing this, like you said, choosing to do it consciously. But then I realize it would be impossible for us to do it all the time.”
“Yes, I know. That is why I said imagine how a spirit warrior would do it, not how a high school student would. You can choose to create your life consciously as often as you are able. The more you do so, the more your life will reflect what you have chosen. I provided that image of a spirit warrior to show you the simplicity of a life focused on a conscious connection with the web of energy that permeates everything in the universe. It is up to you to decide how much of that life you can live right now. You have to decide how much time you will spend consciously directing the energy of your desires to that web of energy and then greeting the energy of those desires as they return and begin to flow into your life. If it is something you really want to do, I think you will be surprised at how often you can find a few moments during each day to focus on consciously creating the life you want.
“Before we leave this topic of creating,” Don Emilio continued, “I want to clarify the role of the Higher Self. As you recall, I said we want to quiet the mind and stop the thinking process, so that we can enter into the quiet space where we perceive guidance from our Higher Self and our guides. But I also said we get what we focus on, what we think about.”
Don Emilio paused and looked at us.
“Uh, I think there’s a problem here,” said Tony, realizing Don Emilio was waiting for a comment about those two statements. “How do we keep thinking about what we want and also practice stopping the thinking process? Do them at different times?”
Don Emilio didn’t answer right away, so I added my two cents worth. “I don’t think it’s that simple. A Spirit Warrior would always be focused on increasing his energy and quieting his mind as much as possible, and he would always be aware of what he was consciously creating.”
“Oh, I know!” said Tony, almost yelling. “You said the Spirit Warrior had these thought balloons over him, but he wasn’t thinking about them all day long. Instead he was sending energy to them. He had already thought about what he wanted to create but didn’t keep thinking about it.”
Don Emilio smiled. “That is an important distinction. You have an idea about what you want and you think about it, refining the thought until you have a clear picture in mind. Once you have clarity you send energy to that item in your thought bubble. You think about it and become enthusiastic about it coming. The anticipation starts to build. Through these feelings you are directing more energy to the item. Soon you will have internalized your belief that the item is yours, and that it is on the way. At that point you do not have to keep thinking about it. Subconsciously you just know this item is coming.
“It is through this subconscious knowing, information coming from your subconscious self, that your Higher Self is able to filter this desire out from the many partly formed images of desire you have created in your mind and your thought bubbles. Because your Higher Self is connected to all other Higher Selves, when your Higher Self sends this fully formed and internalized thought out into the Force, the information gets to all the necessary players.
“We do not usually acknowledge our connection to our Higher Self. So it is important to practice being the Higher Self. That will help you to trust that you, as your Higher Self, will send those energized internalized thoughts out into the Force, and that the necessary connections will be made to bring to you that which you have chosen to come into your lives.”
“Whoa! Wait a minute,” Tony interrupted. “I’ve been trying to follow you on this Higher Self stuff. But I thought we were trying to hear what the Higher Self spirit wanted to tell us, rather than trying to be this spirit. Cripes, isn’t that like trying to become our own guardian angel? And if I really believe that this Higher Spirit exists in a spirit world connected to other Higher Spirits and to everything else, then I’m really gonna be freaking out. You really want us to practice being out there in a spirit world connected to everything? Or are these just mental exercises? And are we just pretending or imagining this stuff?”
Good questions, I thought to myself, and I jumped in before Don Emilio could answer.
“Are we trying to get some spiritual benefit from imagining things like light energy raining down on us or pretending that we are our Higher Self?”
“I do not say pretend or imagine,” answered Don Emilio. “I prefer to say visualize. There is no need to pretend that you are your Higher Self. You are that Higher Self, the spirit entity or soul that has sent a portion of its self here to earth to experience this life you are living. You need to visualize it because you have forgotten and now do not believe it. From where you sit, it seems impossible to grasp the idea that you could be much more than this physical shell walking around. But if you were to suddenly die right now, and if we could continue this conversation, you would say, ‘Oh, I understand now. I can see my body lying there, but I am still conscious, and aware that I am more than that shell of a physical body.’ You would suddenly be aware of yourself as an immortal soul connected to the other souls who make up the essence of you, the over-soul or Higher Self. In that higher state of awareness, you would also be aware of the lines of energy connecting you with other Higher Selves.”
Don Emilio paused, giving us time to try to grasp all that. After a few brief moments of silence he asked, “Do you understand? I know it is difficult to believe, but it is what it is. You are what you are, even if you have trouble letting go of what your physical body’s limited mind tells you. That is why it is important to quiet that voice in your head so you can hear the truth.”
All I could do was nod my head as I tried to make sense of what he had said.
“Okay,” said Tony, “Let’s say I believe what you’re saying. I guess I need to let it sink in.”
“To help that sink in,” said Don Emilio, “I will lead you in an exercise to practice being your Higher Self. You already know the process, since it is similar to the power animal trance journey. So begin by relaxing your entire body as you have done before…. Sitting in a comfortable upright position, with your back straight, slowly take several deep breaths…. Now breathe normally, and become aware of the rain of light beginning to fall. Let it fall onto you and enter through the top of your head, filling you up with light energy.”
Don Emilio paused to let us meditate on the rain of light for a while. Very soon I lost an awareness of anything but the light falling down on me.
“Now, in this light trance state, see the rain of light begin to fade as you become aware of a beautiful shimmering light in the distance. The light is moving toward you. It is your Higher Self. Like you did with your power animal, greet your Higher Self and encourage it to come closer…. As it continues to move closer, you see lines of light emanating from your Higher Self reaching out and embracing you. Likewise, you send your energy out to embrace your Higher Self. Now allow your Higher Self to merge with you. Feel your vibration increasing as you merge with this powerful energy and become one.
“Take a few deep breaths as you sit in the moment and experience being one with your Higher Self. Remember now that you have always been one. There never was any separation. Just as your arm is a part of your body, you have always been a part of your Higher Self. But you forgot––you lost that awareness. So as you sit here, experience the higher energy vibration and awareness that is yours.
“Now, if there is an issue about which you as your smaller self desire guidance, bring that issue into your wise Higher Self awareness as you sit in the stillness. Take your time as you experience the light and energy flowing to you. Be aware of any guidance from your Higher Self that may come to you through your intuition, gut feelings, or internal knowing.” Don Emilio paused, and there was just the silence for what seemed like quite a few minutes.
“You may want to sit there a while longer,” he said softly, “and then slowly come out of this state of awareness. Do not rush. When you have finished, thank your Higher Self for allowing you to experience the awareness of being one.”
When we were both finally back and alert, Tony spoke up first.
“Man, I feel spaced out. I could sit like that for hours. But I’m not sure I got a clear message because I started wondering if I was making it up or hearing from my Higher Self.”
“Yeah, me too,” I added. “How do I know if it’s really information from my Higher Self?”
“Through a combination of higher energy and practice. This is an exercise you will want to practice as much as you can. The more you practice being your Higher Self, the easier it will be for you to move into that place of awareness of who you really are, and into an awareness of messages, intuition, and just knowing what is real and what is mind chatter. But you also have to work on quieting your mind and on increasing your energy levels. You cannot really move into that state of heightened awareness if you have a very low energy level that keeps you stuck in the more dense energy of day to day problems, concerns and the incessant voice in your head.”
It seemed like there were already too many exercises, but as Don Emilio explained the newest one on our Higher Self, it seemed to be an important one to add. And whenever he added on exercises, he also reminded us to keep practicing the previous ones.
“Back to the subject of the creation process,” he said as he paced slowly in front of us, “I want to share with you information from the Hawaiian or Polynesian tradition, even at the risk of confusing you more. In that tradition, the kahunas, their shamans, taught that a person’s middle self, which we call the physical or conscious self, is the part that chooses what the person wants. The middle self sends that message to the lower self, which we call the subconscious. Using the person’s excess spiritual energy, which they called mana, and utilizing strong emotions, the lower self takes that message and sends it to the individual’s high self. This high self is connected to the high self of everyone else, and in that way connects the individual to other people, facilitating the inspiration and actions by others which are needed to bring about what was desired.”
“Oh wow,” I said, “it sounds very similar to what you already told us.”
“Yes, it is similar,” he said as he stopped pacing and faced us directly. “I especially wanted you to hear what they say about how energy is sent out through the higher selves to all who need to receive the information.”
“So this new stuff is from the kahunas, and not our ancestors?” asked Tony.
“It is all from our ancestors. But some of them traveled to distant lands where the teachings were modified some over time. But at their core, the basics of native spirituality have remained fairly consistent.”
“Do we have to remember all of what you said about lower self and middle self and mana and such?” Tony asked.
“You can choose to disregard it. Or you may find that it helps you to make sense of these different approaches to creating. You may want to do more research into Huna, the Hawaiian mysticism. A man by the name of Max Freedom Long wrote about this is his book The Secret Science Behind Miracles.
“You might also want to look into information that has been received from nonphysical entities, such as the material provided by an entity called Seth, as channeled by the author Jane Roberts.”
“Okay, wait a minute,” said Tony. “A nonphysical entity? What’s that?”
“You mean like a spirit, or a ghost,” I asked.
“Yes, a spirit. The Seth entity did experience previous lives on earth, but at the time of providing the information was not a physical being.”
“What did you mean,” Tony asked, “about information being … what was the word … channeled?”
“Channeling means the person, in this case an author, hears the information, or perceives it as an intuition, or even speaks the information while in a trance state. In Jane Roberts’ case she went into a very deep meditative state and into a trance to allow the Seth entity to ‘enter,’ so to speak, and take over her body, so that Seth could speak the information out loud and have it written down by Jane’s husband.”
“Ah, yes,” I said, “we talked about doing a focused attention exercise or meditation to go into a silent space where we quiet our mind in order to hear our intuition or maybe hear a message from our higher self, or from our guides. Is that how she did it?”
“Yes,” he answered, “but she went one step further. Her Higher Self, in communication with the Seth Higher Self, agreed to let Seth use her body to communicate the information.”
“So what kind of information did this Seth give?” Tony asked.
“I knew we would be covering this material so I brought some notes to read to you.” He took some paper out of his pocket. “This is from her book The Seth Material. Here is what Seth said through her:
‘We are individualized portions of energy, materialized within physical existence, to learn to form ideas from energy, and make them physical….’ and further he says ‘… the object is the thought, materialized.’ ”
He looked up from the paper. “Sounds familiar, yes?”
“That’s just like what were talking about earlier,” Tony answered.
“There is more: ‘You make your own reality. There is no other rule. Knowing this is the secret of creativity.’ ”
He stopped again and looked up. “Here is another one: ‘The entity is the basic self, immortal, nonphysical.’ ” Don Emilio pointed out that entity referred to the Higher Self, the larger soul. Then he continued: “ ‘It communicates on an energy level with other entities, and has an almost inexhaustible supply of energy at its command. The individual is the portion of the whole self that we manage to express physically….’ ”
I was amazed to hear him read these words that were very similar to what he told us came from our Mexican Indian ancestors and from the Hawaiian Kahuna ancestors. But I wondered about the source of this latest stuff.
“Don Emilio, it’s great to hear that this kind of information is coming from so many different sources. It sorta helps make it more believable. But I really wonder about a spirit that takes over a body and teaches this strange new information. I’m not sure anyone would believe me if I told them about it. It’s kinda weird.”
“Yeah,” said Tony. “Can we really believe that dead people can take over a body and dictate strange concepts?”
“Well, first of all, not just any dead person, but a very special being who, according to Seth, has been physical on earth in the past in order to share this kind of information. I say again that you should think about what I share with you and decide for yourself what you choose to believe. But I will point out that whether the tradition is Toltec, Huna, or Seth––what we are talking about is going into the silence or second attention, moving out of the mind chatter and normal thought process, and shutting down thought. In the process, we go to a different level of awareness and open up to receiving information that we could not access before. We go into that other place and hear a few words or get a thought inspiration. In the case of Jane Roberts, she got more than a few words or inspirations. She got a whole book, or in fact, multiple books. The best one, in relation to what we have been discussing, is her book The Nature of Personal Reality. If you do research into the Seth information, that would be a good place to start.”
My head was spinning. All this new stuff––but it wasn’t really new. It was like what he had already told us, just that it was coming from some spirit that dictated books.
“I think that’s really cool that this spirit is teaching the same stuff that our Toltec ancestors taught,” I said. “If I wasn’t so overloaded right now, I’d like to read up on this Seth guy.”
“Yeah, I’m so overloaded I couldn’t add another thing right now,” said Tony. “But I definitely would like to know more about this Seth person and what else he has to say.”
“There is no need to do additional research right now. You can learn more when you have the time. You might also be interested in another spirit entity that goes by the name Orin, channeled by a woman named Sanaya Roman. They also produced a number of books. The one I would recommend starting with is Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self. What Orin provided on the Higher Self is similar to the Huna information, and very similar to what we just discussed because I use some of their concepts.”
“You don’t use just the Toltec information?” I asked.
“I do not limit myself to just those teachings because, as I mentioned, when the ancestors moved to other locations, the information they taught was modified somewhat. It is said that the Huna shamanic teachings are the most intact because of the long isolation of the people in the Pacific Islands. But whether it is Orin, Seth, the Toltec or the Huna teachings, the core concept is to quiet the mind and listen for guidance from the Higher Self. What I teach is what I have been guided to use.”
Don Emilio paused and correctly sensed overload. It had been a long session, with a lot of information.
We will stop here,” he said. “I am sure you are both quite hungry by now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I will see you again in four weeks. As always, practice as many of the exercises as you can. And be sure to practice being your Higher Self.”
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