August 2013 Soul Connections


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MESSAGE FROM GARY - KNOWLEDGE, POWER, RESPONSIBILITY
NOTE FROM LINDA - WHY I SHARE
Awakening to Spiritual Partnership
Dear Spiritual Partner,

The richness of your soul pervades your life, although not always in ways that you expect.  The compassion and wisdom of the Universe infuse your every experience, although not always in ways that you expect.  Five-sensory humans have well defined expectations.  They assume that the world, and the entirety of the Universe, is what their five senses can reveal.  They assume that anything their five senses cannot detect is not real.  They live in a confinement that is only now becoming visible as multisensory perception emerges within us.  We are beginning to see meaning where before we saw none.  We are beginning to see purpose where before we saw chance occurrence.  Nonphysical dynamics are now appearing to us, and we can use them.

Multisensory humans have different expectations.  They are learning how to use nonphysical dynamics, such as the Universal Law of Cause and Effect, in the same way that five-sensory humans use physical dynamics, such as the physical law of cause and effect.  They are learning about, and experimenting with, nonphysical causes and their effects.  They are discovering that their intentions are causes, each produces certain effects, and that since intentions can be chosen consciously, the effects that they produce can also be chosen consciously.  They are acquiring the ability to produce the constructive and wholesome consequences of love instead of the destructive and unhealthy consequences of fear.  In short, they are learning how to create authentic power. 

The purpose of the Seat of the Soul Institute is to support you in creating authentic power.

Love,  

   


MESSAGE FROM GARY
 
KNOWLEDGE, POWER, AND RESPONSIBILITY
 
When you learn something that others don't know, and that could support them, you have a responsibility to share it.  For example, if you are a mother with several children and you meet a young mother with her first child, share what you know with her, if she is receptive.  If you have learned how to create authentic power and spiritual partnerships from our books or at a Journey to the Soul retreat, and you see someone in emotional pain who does not know what to do about it or how to learn from it, share what you know with him, if he is receptive.  As our friend, Maya Angelou, says, "When you learn, teach.  When you get, give."  Sometimes modeling what you know is not enough.  In those cases, proactive sharing is sometimes required.  

Knowledge is power, and for every level of power, you are responsible for how you use it.  If you know that eating a certain fast food is dangerous to health - that it results in obesity and diabetes - and you do not share your knowledge with friends who are going to eat it, you are responsible for the illnesses of your friends because you did not alert them.  You cannot be imprisoned or held liable for your silence, but the decision that you made to withhold your knowledge creates consequences in the lives of your friends.  Every decision, deed, and word is a cause, and each cause creates an effect.  If you participate in the cause, you will participate in the effect.  This is Karma.  What you cause in the experience of another will come into your experience through a decision, deed, or words of another.

In this case, if you create the painful experience of poor health or disease in a friend or her children, the painful experience of poor health or disease will come to you as a result of a decision, deed, or words of another.  If you create the blissful experience of joy, gratitude, or well-being in another, that same blissful experience will come to you as a result of the decision, deed, or words of another.

You do not create painful karma if you appropriately alert your friend to the danger of eating fast food beef with  ammonia in it, for example, and your friend decides to eat it anyway and give it to her children.  You are not responsible for how others use their knowledge.  If you inform your friend with a sense of superiority or disdain, the experiences of being treated disdainfully as an inferior will come to you through the decisions, deeds, or words of another.  If you inform your friend out of love, because of concern for her or his health, to support the well-being of her or his children, you create love, concern for your health, and support for your well-being and those you love coming to you from another.

Five-sensory humans think that "how you use your knowledge" means what they do with it.  Multisensory humans know that "how you use your knowledge" refers to the intention they hold when they share or do not share it.  Your intention for sharing what you know about fast foods, for example, may be to show that you are more informed than someone else, or more intelligent, or a more loving parent, or in some other way a better person.  Intentions such as these come from fear.  When you hold  them, the sharing that you do becomes a way to make you feel worthy and safe.

Conversely, your intention may be to protect the health of a friend and her children, to share helpful information she might not know, or to care for the people in your life because you love the people in your life.  These intentions come from love.  When your intention for acting or speaking comes from love, you do not feel ignored when others disregard your counsel, and you do not feel better about yourself when they accept it gratefully.  Your self-worth and sense of security do not depend upon others.

When you act with an intention of fear, you strive to change the world, including others, to make yourself feel better about yourself or safer.  You bring into your life others who strive to make themselves feel better or safer by changing you.  When you act with the intention of love, you bring people into your life who are whole and inwardly secure.

How you use knowledge - with the intention of love or with the intention of fear - brings love or fear back to you.  Fear strives for external power - the ability to manipulate and control.  Love brings authentic power - the ability to move through the world with an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome.

There is no way to separate knowledge, power, and responsibility. 
 

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Love,  

 

Gary 

 

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NOTE FROM LINDA

WHY I SHARE

   Linda Francis  

I love to share what I learn and to do it as quickly as I can. When I feel something is important for me, I know it also may be important for others.

As I share what I know, my understanding of it becomes more real and deeper.  I feel the support of the Universe - the assistance of my guides and Teachers - when I am sharing things that can help others to empower themselves.  For example, I occasionally speak with a contractor of the Seat of the Soul Institute about financial matters, however because I have shared things in the past that I felt could support him in creating authentic power, he now looks forward to deeper conversations with me.  Our latest was about the recent death of one of his grandparents, and I was able to remind him of a multisensory perspective that allowed him to celebrate his grandparent's life while others in his family were still grieving.

I have noticed these kinds of experiences for many years, but they accelerated when I begin to say Yes to things my intuition suggested.  Some of my intuitions were surprising and even preposterous to me.   For example, when I met Gary, I knew that the Universe was connecting me to him.  I wasn't looking for a partner, and the idea of being with this famous author was definitely unthinkable to frightened parts of my personality that felt so inferior to him.  Yet I followed my intuition, and I began to share with him things that were important to me to share.  This summer we celebrated our 20th anniversary together.   Here is another example.   Shortly after I met Gary, a vision came to me that showed me presenting beside him on a stage.  Frightened parts of my personality were relentless in their thoughts, "I can't go on stage in front of people.  I have nothing of value to say." etc.  Several months later I found myself on stage co-presenting in front of 1,500 people with Gary and our friend, Kenny Loggins, the singer and songwriter.  It was quite a stretch, but I knew that I needed to share, and I did it.

These kind of things have happened many times, and I now trust that they will happen.  Each time I love the feeling of cocreation with the Universe that comes with them.  When I don't share what is most important to me - what could help people empower themselves, if they are open - my life becomes very small.  Frightened parts of my personality grow stronger in their limited perspectives that keep me small and safe and my life devoid of real meaning.

If you find your sharing is limited to superficial things, you have a wonderful surprise in store for you when you share with an open heart and without attachment to the outcome.
 

With Love,

 Linda

 

  

Until Next Time...

 

"Your intentions create the reality that you experience.  
Until you become aware of this, it happens unconsciously.."

 

-- Gary Zukav , The Seat of the Soul 

        
   
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