Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Escaping the Illusion's Web: Preparing Yourself for the Shift -

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: