Escaping the Illusion's Web: Preparing Yourself for the Shift - Part Five of Five
Have you ever wondered about the thousands of documented cases in which large malignant tumors have disappeared within a few hours, or less? These are prime examples of the corrective power of DNA. However, they can only occur in the gap of nonjudgment, the open space between your belief systems where you are simply the observer, embracing without preference events as they unfold. The common thread linking these unexplainable miracles of spontaneous remission is that each of the cancer patients somehow arrived at a point of total surrender and acceptance - neither fearing death nor being resigned to it.
Now, you might ask, "How do I achieve a state of nonjudgmental awareness?" This brings us full circle to the first lesson discussed earlier. Which of your infinite I's are you referring to? Certainly the I having the emotional experience cannot be the same I that holds the position of dispassionate observer. Again we offer the same advice: eschew the use of pronouns when speaking of the self. As soon as you interpose your own name, you create the intentional separation that provides another perspective. You can see the entire teeter-totter - not just the side slamming "you" into the ground.
Here's an interesting image that might help tie all these thoughts together. Today's Navy SEALS owe their origin to a special World War II unit called Underwater Demolition Teams, or more affectionately, "frogmen." Among their duties was the mining of enemy ships, piers, and various strategic harbor facilities. Armed with the requisite ordinance, frogmen would be deposited in enemy waters from an offshore vessel, swim underwater to the target site, rig their mines, set their timers, and swim back to a predetermined rendezvous point. At the agreed time, a lone Zodiac boat (often called a rubber duck), with a single outboard engine, would swoop by in a large circle with an extended hook-like apparatus that each frogman would grasp and use to swing himself into the boat.
Each man knew he had only one chance to grab the hook, since the waters were filled with enemy presence and a second pass might well get everyone killed. As you can imagine, not only had each man been extensively trained and prepared, but his focus and concentration on the boat as it approached must have been exquisite. Under no circumstance could he allow his concentration to be distracted by the explosions of the mines he had planted, enemy fire, or imagined sharks or mermaids in the water.
You are that frogman. The approaching rescue vessel is the vast segment of concentrated cosmic conscious through which the entire solar system is passing. You are barely recovering from the conk on the head by the two-by-four beam that constitutes the Veil of Forgetting. If you miss the boat, you will be left in enemy waters to fend for yourself.
In fact, you are facing the most important decision of your life.
Jean-Claude Koven is a Rancho Mirage, CA based writer and speaker. He is the author of Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of Your Life When Your Life Makes No Sense, the Allbooks Reviews editor's choice for the best metaphysical book of 2004. For more information, please visit: http://www.prismhouse.com.