Ideas, and their creation, are of such manifold, indispensable and sublime importance that existence itself couldn’t exist without them. The very fabric of being is threaded with interweaving ideas sprouting from the base stem that is Creation. The more stems branching out of this, the more opportunities and possibilities for the further branching of ideas. Yet these branches are not subject to the limitations of gravity, nor confined to merely three dimensions. The possibilities are endless.
Whether an idea is entirely original (if such an idea is possible) or a branching, modification, etc., the importance, and unmitigated magic of the idea is nevertheless undying.
The branching stem the idea for this article branched from:
If you folks are like me then perhaps you have found it more or less difficult for what you read and study regarding the Spiritual Teaching to really sink in. It is recommended to read each sentence or paragraph thrice, whilst working to extensively comprehend and understand what is meant before moving on to the next sentence / paragraph.
This is where I was having a bit of trouble; I would grasp the meaning during my study, but it wasn’t exactly firmly secured. Too often I found my self struggling to remember the comprehensions I’d derived during my study let alone put them into practice. This often caused me to get “stuck” having to take up to three (or more) days and much time and effort to convert the wisdom of of a single paragraph of the teaching as my own.
I made efforts to not reproach myself over this ,as such wisdom is quite dense and profound, and it is certainly better to take it slowly and make sure that it is locked in, rather than ignorantly and futilely seeking to cram the wisdom of an entire book within a day or two, which has been said to be more disadvantageous than helpful (something I personally learned the hard way). Even so, I couldn’t help but feel that there should be a more engaging and extensive method for digesting this wisdom.
I tried a couple different methods. At first, I would take 30 seconds to paraphrase in writing what I had just studied. That did help but not to an extent that fully satisfied me.
Then one day, I just started talking to myself in an attempt to “process” the information openly through a dialogue with myself. I made some good progress/comprehensive breakthroughs here, but I still thought to myself:
Man! If only there was a record of all these comprehensive breakthroughs I’ve been making.. If only there was a way to review these comprehensions I was making with myself…
I flipped on the video recorder to my laptop and started recording my study of the 7 valuable steps of meditation, (this was my third time through the steps as I had not developed/retained the wisdom as firmly as I would have liked.) I read a sentence, in both English and German*. Then I thought, and talked (to myself) about what the information means, how I understand it, as well as giving myself examples of how it can be applied to my daily life. I was making this wisdom my own through this profound, comprehensive process. And not only that, but I had records of all these golden cognitions! I was gifting myself with my own personal cognitions and comprehensions to be reviewed, changed, elaborated on, corroborate and/or expanded upon at any time!
If you are serious about the spiritual teaching and have been getting stuck, finding yourself frequently struggling across plateaus of consciousness development, then I honestly cannot recommend this method enough.
Please, do yourself a favor, and try it.
It is also a great way to detect logical fallacies, misunderstandings, lingering beliefs, or religious doctrines we may still be carrying, that may go otherwise unnoticed.
Haven’t I heard this somewhere before…
Yes, you guessed it. This idea listed above sprouted directly from that of Michael Horn’s Future Self. Here I must give due respect and acknowledgment to Michael for creating the Future Self book.
And not simply for the book itself, to be honest I have still yet to fully utilize the book / tool in the manners / methods in which it is recommended. No, I’m extending gratitude and acknowledgment for the creative innovation of such practical application of the Spirit Teaching. Future Self itself is a branch, sprouting from the stem of the Spiritual Teaching, as well as a stem itself from which my own idea had sprouted.
This is yet another reason why it’s so important that we make the knowledge and wisdom our own rather than the idiotic methods of robotic repetition and word for word memorization used to “educate” by our public “schools”.
The ideas within Future Self are simply brilliant and my idea branching from that is, if I may say so, also pretty gosh darn smart, even if I am smacking myself in the head saying Duh! for not coming up with it sooner. Looking back, it seems so simple and obvious. Yet that’s usually the case learning.** The neurons in my brain simply hadn’t traveled down that path yet. They simply discovered a side-route branching from the path introduced by Future Self.
Reverberation of Self-Responsibility
Again, we cannot (and should not!) simply rely on Billy Meier and the Plejaren for instilling wisdom in us, we must become creative and innovative with our own methods of evolution.
Imagine Billy’s writings as ever-bursting springs of Wisdom; we can run to them and try to and grasp and carry as much as we can at a time with our cupped hands…
…or we can innovate; dream fresh ideas and design inventive methods; creating systems of pulleys, wells and bridges to draw upon the well water (wisdom) ever more efficiently; refining and expanding upon each new innovation that came before.
….Everyone adding in their own unique ideas and perspectives; imaginations expanding upon what were once state of the art innovation; beauty and creativity branching out of beauty and creativity; giving more space and opportunity for yet more beauty and creativity…
….Life is so excellent on so many ever-expanding ever-deepening profound wises that it is endearingly agonizing to be bound in circumscribing such Wunderschönheit to the letters being relayed by this keyboard…
…wrapping this up now… least I get carried away…
Yes… hopefully the presented ideas regarding enhancing your studies won’t only help you directly, but perhaps also indirectly, the same manner Future Self helped me, by flicking on a mindswitch, sprouting another unique idea to branch out of this one!
If you get such an idea or have already gotten one, please feel free to sprout another stem for future branches to sprout from in the comments below!
** Here is a link to a free online course that teachings logical methods of learning, utilizing the power imagination and creativity, rather than the tediously malicious methods of programming herds of robotic-sheep-sponges administered by public “schools.”