Being Together, Birthing Together
by Daniel Jacob
Read Part 1 HereAn "Emotionally Supportive Environment." It sounds intriguing, doesn't it? Kind of like those sections of a restaurant which are labeled "smoke-free," or a technological gadget that's advertised as being "user friendly." When I encounter these messages, my first impulse is to wonder why ALL environments aren't "free and friendly"; why we would have to boldly declare that some are, which is the same as acquiescing to the fact that a good deal aren't.
When I wrote "The Imagine Nation" series, several years back, I was attempting to sketch out a portrait of society that a Star Kid might create, if he had the chance. A few years later, I revisited the concept in a series called "A Child-Friendly Society," which took those ideas a bit further. My caveat for effectively integrating both sets of writings is "imagine what this kind of society would be like, but don't get wrapped up in trying to figure out how we would get from HERE to THERE."
In my years of spiritual study, I have discovered that a clear and unhindered view of what we truly want will often spontaneously produce the means whereby it can be attained. My Spiritual Guides call this “The Magical Manifesting Mind.” But if we wait to declare our vision, based only upon what we think is “possible,” we are denied access to BOTH “the will” and “the way.”
The world in which we live has become a dangerous and complicated place lately. How we got here is the topic of an endless array of books, lectures, magazine articles, television and movie scripts. How to get out of this mess promises to be just as exhaustive in its expression. And everyone seems to have an opinion, don't they? Some people have MORE than one!
What we're discussing here recognizes people's right to have opinions, and it also recognizes that, underlying every opinion expressed, there is often an ornate web of emotions and personal need that never quite comes to light.CRITICAL MASS AND MASS CRITICISM
Initiating discussion on forming Emotional and Spiritual "Birthing Centers"---para-professional, home-based circles of love and understanding---represents an attempt to take those preliminary sketches, found in "The Imagine Nation," and put feet on them.
It is highly doubtful (in my mind) that the answer to society's ills will come through revolution this time. If society is to change in the manner I have been suggesting in these last several articles, it will have to happen through EVOLUTION, and it would happen in a very subtle, gradual manner. Evolution happens when people aren't looking--- when they're hanging around doing their same-old, same-old---and suddenly get exposed to something new and unusual; something innocent, free and easy.
Many have heard the story of "The Hundredth Monkey," I'm sure. If you haven't, I've included a link to it here. Whether or not this version of the story is historically accurate or just a powerful illustration of a principle, I firmly believe in it. I am especially glad that monkeys were the central focus of the story. Not only are they a highly communal species, but they also have a reputation of playfulness and joy, which is exactly what this kind process would require.
Arnold Schopenhauer had the following to say about change, in the late 1700s:
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. And third, it is accepted as self-evident."
People today will readily endorse something that involves an exchange of ideas: a debate or a course of study. That's perfectly okay. But offer a chance for people to emote, unhindered and uncensored, and folks tend to run the other way! There have to be RULES for emoting, don't there?
Well, as a matter of fact, yes. There ARE rules for emoting. And we do want to talk about them at some point. But before we do, I would like to allow the Reconnections to speak a bit about what "emotion" is, and what it isn't (at least as far as they are concerned):
"Let us suggest to you a new definition for emotion. Stated simply, e-motion is ENERGY IN MOTION. One of the usual results of old paradigm emotionality is an intensive focus upon some physical circumstance and one's bodily reactions to it.
Intensive focus tends to SLOW DOWN your flow of energy so that what is happening can be examined (and fixed, if need be). Or, in the case of emotions denied, the intensity (or rather, the potensity) of the energy is flash frozen and tucked away in some dark closet, to be dealt with another day (if ever).
This is NOT genuine emotion. It is a preoccupation with control that has leapt into the sensory realm. You are sad, because something happened that you did not like. You are happy, because something came to you that you wanted. You are worried, because something might "get out of control," or you become angry and it is you, yourself, who get "out of control!"
Genuine e-motion flows gently, freely--- unhindered by the need or the desire for control. It simply is what it is. It also allows others to be what they are. Being unattached to outcomes, e-motion actually seems to move right through any obstacles, like a fog moving through a sleeping city.
Each and every one of you has thousands upon thousands of e-motions going on within you at any one moment. However, most of you miss them because of the intensive body-based control issues that have been programmed into you. Do you wish to unblock those daily stalemates that are playing themselves out in your bodies and minds? All you have to do is shift your attention away from them for a moment and begin to focus upon the more subtle energies that have been flowing in and around you since the very beginning.
One must learn to focus upon what is moving, not what is BLOCKED. You must learn to read between the lines! What you focus upon is what gets perpetuated and energized. Blocked "feelings" were created to slow you down. They are self-imposed tethers that have been installed to keep you from advancing in your consciousness too quickly. You will never be able to solve them. And seeking to understand them, beyond what we just told you, is even more of a waste of time.
Whatever "understanding" you may require, concerning a genuine e-motion, will be given to you as you move along with it. It is as though you are a swimmer, hanging onto the fin of a dolphin, being pulled along in its wake. You feel what it feels, even as its thoughts become your thoughts. The ride is over when you begin trying to control this creature---or, when the dolphin's agenda goes too far afield from your own core vibration.
The closest thing to genuine e-motion that many of you have experienced is found in your response to art. Declaring that art is truly a "simulation of life," you create within yourself a place of clarity and softness that is highly responsive and wonderfully open to personal transformation. After all, it's only art, isn't it? What harm can it do to suspend your disbelief, and let it have its way with you?
In this way, the "simulation" becomes the reality, even as what you call "reality" becomes more and more surreal. Look at the "normal" level of your mass consciousness today. Do you really believe that this is what you, as a soul, came here to do? Dealing properly with e-motion becomes an art unto itself. It begins with a decision to look away from what screams at you---from what demands that you react---opting instead to focus upon what sings to you and inspires you. Then, once your energy has cleared itself and become calm, you can deal with your world with new eyes and an open heart.
CREATING A SPACE
I remember when my wife and I moved from California to Washington in the early '70s. A moving van was entrusted with all our household belongings, and a royal blue Volkswagen Bug was assigned the task of transporting me, my wife Lynn, our 6 month old son, a mother cat and eight kittens. What an Exodus! It was right out of the Bible, this trip. We arrived, got settled, put together our new home, disbursed the kittens to their prospective new homes, and began our life over in a new town. By Thanksgiving, we were settled enough for my folks to come visit, and it snowed and glowed as only the Pacific Northwest can. Our Mama Cat (Tuna) was pregnant again and just about ready to deliver. Being particularly close to my wife, she acted moody all the time our company was there. Lynn was just too busy for her.
The time came for us to take my folks to the airport. It was early evening when we sped off together, and dark when we finally got back home. Tuna was laying in the driveway, looking quite agitated. When we drove up, Lynn got out and herded her towards the door. No sooner was the key in the lock when Tuna began calling out to Lynn to come into the den. There, in an obscure corner of the closet, she had fashioned a birthing place for her kittens. Lynn sat patiently with her as she squeezed two of them out. I stayed clear, as this was obviously "no-man's land." After the first two were born, Lynn assumed that Tuna could handle things from there. She got up and came into the living room, whereupon Tuna got up from her birthing process and called Lynn back to her side. She didn't want to give birth alone. Does anyone?
Someone once said that we experience birth and death as humans, but we learn most about birth and death from animals. If Tuna's birthing experience taught me anything, it was that bringing forth new life is serious business---and it is best done under particular conditions, in the presence of particular (preferred) people.
Denise Lynn, in her book "Sacred Space," has this to say about HOME:
"Our homes are mirrors of ourselves. They reflect our interests, our beliefs, our hesitations, our spirit and our passion. They tell a story about how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. A home is more than a place to lay your head and seek comfort from the elements. It is a place where you can interface with the universe. It is a crossing point in time and space that can either attract energy or repel energy. Your home is a place of renewal and hope. It can be a sanctuary, within which you can retreat and recharge during the changing times, an oasis of peace against the turmoil. Homes can be places of healing and regeneration. Not only can your home help to strengthen and heal you, but your home can be a template of harmony, within which you and all who enter can be invited to step up to a higher level of spiritual frequency."
In their latest transmission to date, the Reconnections add a few additional thoughts about HOME:
“Now comes a time of great expansion and decision on Planet Earth. Certain rules for living and believing which have long been held as "sacred cows" are about to become hamburger! In decelerated universes, they remain as they are... but friends... you will not always wish to reside in decelerated universes. As your consciousness moves here and there, a certain internal grace and joy will form within you. And you will connect more with the journey than each destination along the way. In fact, you will realize that you ARE the journey, and that realization will warm your hearts forevermore. My Dear Friends...YOU are the HOME you've been looking for."
The thing that makes a Birthing Space “sacred” is: It’s set up exactly the way the “host” for that space wants it to be. Indeed, it is that host who is doing the birthing. Everyone who enters a Being/Birthing Group is a living fragment of the host who organizes and sustains the group. Whatever he or she does is a clear reflection of that “home” in which the reconnections occur.
Next segment, we’ll look at guidelines for setting up and sustaining a suitable Emotional/Spiritual Birthing Place for you and your immediate world. And, hey! Just in time for the Spring! My heartiest of best wishes to you all.
© 2007, Daniel Jacob
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel Jacob is a conscious channel, writer, and a Bio-Energetic Body Worker who lives in the Greater Seattle area. He owns and operates Myo-Rehab Therapy Associates - a multi-therapy clinic - in Kirkland, Washington, which specializes in muscular rehabilitation, stress management, and personal transition work. He has been in practice for 22 years. On 11/11/91, he began working with a group of energies that called themselves "The Reconnections."
Daniel has developed a complete archive of information that has come through them on a number of relevant topics. Daniel and his Associates have been doing research with people around the world, collating data and comparing notes on the topics of Physical Transmutation and Earth Changes. He has produced a 2-Part CD, on which he explains the story of "The Star Children" in depth. He calls it a "tonal infusion for the New Age." For more information about Daniel and his work visit www.thestarchildren.com, www.reconnections.net, or e-mail him directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.